Current Employment Opportunities

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by following the Apply Now link under each position description. Only applications submitted on the Lees-McRae website will be considered for employment.

Faculty Positions

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    Adjunct Faculty—May School of Nursing

    Date Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 11
    Department: Academic Affairs
    Category: Faculty

    Lees-McRae College is seeking professionals to provide quality learning experiences to traditional and non-traditional students. Adjunct faculty provide instruction in assigned courses on a part-time, as needed basis. Courses may be seated, online, or hybrid format. Some courses are taught at off-campus locations.

    Adjunct faculty are currently needed for the following disciplines:

    • Course—Emergency Medicine
      • EMT Basic 250-1

    Essential Functions

    • Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning.
    • Provide effective, quality instruction to students by preparing for each learning experience.
    • Communicate effectively both in verbal and written expression.
    • Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the college.
    • Develop, distribute, and review course syllabi according to the standards provided.
    • Provide supplemental instruction to enhance textbooks and lessons.
    • Use effective evaluation methods to measure student performance.
    • Maintain accurate records (attendance, grades, evaluations, etc.) and submit required reports according to college guidelines.
    • Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practices in the teaching discipline.

    Competencies

    1. Communication Skills.
    2. Ethical Conduct.
    3. Teamwork Orientation.
    4.  Thoroughness. 

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has supervisory responsibilities which relate to managing a group of nursing students in the clinical setting at a facility.

    Work Environment
    Typical classroom environment or clinical setting.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee will need the ability to stand for a period of time. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a part-time, temporary position. Adjunct appointments do not guarantee course assignments. All adjunct positions are contingent upon enrollment demand.

    Travel
    Travel is expected for this position if the position is at a clinical setting.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Baccalaureate or master’s degree in teaching discipline or a related discipline.
    2. Related work experiences, professional licensure and certifications, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.
    3. Ability to use technology and online ancillaries.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Earned doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
    2. Prior college teaching experience.
    3. Experience with Brightspace or a similar learning management system.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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    Adjunct Faculty—School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

    Date Posted: Wednesday, June 16
    Department: Academic Affairs
    Category: Faculty- Part-Time

    Lees-McRae College is seeking professionals to provide quality learning experiences to traditional and non-traditional students. Adjunct faculty provide instruction in assigned courses on a part-time, as-needed basis. Courses may be seated, online, or hybrid format. Some courses are taught at off-campus locations. Adjunct faculty are currently needed for the following disciplines:

    • Exercise Science
      • Courses: Population Health, Healthcare Informatics, Program Planning, and Education Models
    • Biology
      • Courses: Biology—Human Biology

    Essential Functions

    • Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning.
    • Provide effective quality instruction to students by preparing for each learning experience.
    • Communicating effectively both in verbal and written expression.
    • Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the college.
    • Develop, distribute, and review course syllabi according to the standards provided.
    • Provide supplemental instruction to enhance textbooks and lessons.
    • Use effective evaluation methods to measure student performance.
    • Maintain accurate records (attendance, grades, evaluations, etc.) and submit required reports according to college guidelines.
    • Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practices in the teaching discipline.

    Competencies

    1. Communication Skills.
    2. Ethical Conduct.
    3. Teamwork Orientation.
    4.  Thoroughness

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Typical classroom environment.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee will need the ability to stand for a period. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a part-time, temporary position. Adjunct appointments do not guarantee course assignments. All adjunct positions are contingent upon enrollment demand.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline, with a minimal of 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline.
    2. Related work experiences, professional licensure, and certifications, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.
    3. Ability to use technology and online ancillaries.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Earned doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
    2. Prior college teaching experience.
    3. Experience with Brightspace or a similar learning management system.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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    Instructor or Assistant Professor—Mathematics

    Date Posted: Friday, May 7
    School: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

    Lees-McRae is a small, four-year, liberal arts college serving Appalachia and the Southeastern United States. The College is located in the town of Banner Elk in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina. Banner Elk is nestled between two popular ski areas and is within a short drive of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail.  The area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts: skiing, cycling, hiking, climbing, and fly fishing are among the many attractions. The college also owns and maintains the Elk Valley Preserve and Field Station and the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.  Please visit our website at www.lmc.edu.

    Summary/Objective

    The School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences at Lees-McRae College invites applications for the position of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mathematics. This is a full-time faculty position and the initial appointment year will begin August 2021. At the time of hire, the successful applicant must have completed a graduate degree in mathematics or a related discipline.

    Teaching: The new hire will be required to teach in the following curriculum areas: college math with applications, college algebra, statistics, or other courses in the math curriculum as needed. While current needs are focused in the area of general education requirements, the new hire should be capable of teaching courses in the calculus sequence, linear algebra, and differential equations should the need arise.

    Essential Functions

    Teaching

    • The instructor will be required to teach 12-credit hours per semester in her/his discipline as assigned by the Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide evidence of innovative teaching and curriculum development. Teaching responsibilities including but not limited to classroom management, student assessment, and assessment of student learning. 
    • Maintain professional standards of practice in teaching in the classroom
    • Meet LMC standards for course syllabi creation and submission, classroom management, use of technology, grade submission, and records management.

    Advising

    • Support student success through mentoring, tutoring, and advising.

    Scholarship and Professional Development

    • Maintain currency in education and application through continuing education activities and professional development.
    • Promote and support undergraduate research opportunities.

    Service 

    • Serve on committees of the College, School, and Faculty Senate.
    • Attend and participate in scheduled faculty/administrative meetings.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

    Competencies

    1. Ethical Conduct.
    2. Stress Management/Composure.
    3. Teamwork Orientation.
    4.  Thoroughness

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position does not require any supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Normal office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise and the like.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Ability to stand for periods of time.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    None required.

    Required Education and Experience

    • A Master’s degree or higher in earned from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • A minimum of two years of experience teaching in a college setting.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to consistently multi-task.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • PhD earned from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • 5 years or more of teaching experience in physics and mathematics is preferred.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    To apply, please complete the application on the LMC website to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three references with contact information.

    Any questions regarding the application process, please contact Tammy Franklin at franklin@lmc.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Lees-McRae College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Staff Positions

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    Director, Grant Development/Management

    Date Posted: Monday, Sept. 20
    Department: Advancement
    Category: Full-time, Exempt

    Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement and in collaboration with other members of the Advancement Department, the Director works to develop, grow, and manage alumni granting opportunities with the focus on increasing the depth and diversity of support for the mission of Lees-McRae College. While our Advancement Department continues to grow, creativity, problem solving, and the ability to working within a dynamic team environment while maintaining a sense of humor are all key attributes.

    Essential Functions

    • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
    • Strong editing skills.
    • Excellent budget development skills and grants management skills.
    • Ability to meet deadlines.
    • Knowledge of grants and fundraising information sources.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents.
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of stakeholders.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Ability to take new grant opportunities from the discovery stage to completion and to work within a dynamic small-team environment are strongly expected.

    Core Competencies
    The primary responsibilities of this position are to identify, develop, and respond to public and private grant opportunities that best support the mission and strategic needs of the college. This position will work independently under the general direction of the Vice President of Advancement. This position is responsible for performing the following duties:

    • Identify funding opportunities and new program areas to primarily match strategic priorities of the college and secondarily match faculty interests and needs.
    • Research and identify any new local, state, federal, corporate, foundation, and private funding prospects.
    • Assist faculty with preparing well-researched, well-written, and well-documented grants/fundraising proposals on an as-needed basis while aligning with the college's overall goals and priorities.
    • Track statistics, conduct periodic needs assessments, and provide written materials necessary for the development of funding requests or grant applications.
    • Serve as an editorial resource for frontline fundraisers within the Advancement Department.
    • Serve as an editorial resource for marketing, communications, and correspondence functions within the office.
    • Create and maintain a master list of recurring grants and funding dates.
    • Maintain an on-site presence to assist faculty with grant proposals, as needed.
    • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting. Strategically manage all tracking and reporting in a timely fashion.
    • Manage grant process from and including discovery to application and reporting, while working with other members of the Advancement team to discover and manage additional opportunities as they arise.
    • Work on special projects as assigned by the Vice President of Advancement.

    Supervisory Responsibility 
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Normal office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise, and the like.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of three years related experience within academic and or non-profit grant writing and grants/contract administration.  Master’s degree preferred, but not required.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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    Assistant Softball Coach

    Date Posted: Thursday, Sept. 16
    Department: Athletics
    Category: Full time, 10-month position, Benefit Eligible, Exempt

    Reporting to the Head Softball Coach, the Assistant Softball Coach will be responsible for assisting in all phases of a competitive NCAA Division II softball program, competing in Conference Carolinas.

    Essential Functions
    Coaching, scheduling, recruiting, travel arrangements, budget management, camps/clinics, field maintenance, and development of the program within the guidelines of the NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and Lees-McRae College. This position requires evening and weekend work and travel by bus. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

    Competencies

    1. Ethical Conduct.
    2. Stress Management/Composure.
    3. Teamwork Orientation.
    4. Thoroughness.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Normal office environment, in addition to work outside on the softball field and hitting cage in all weather conditions.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    Travel is required to off-campus practices, recruiting trips, away games.

    Required Education and Experience 

    1. Bachelor’s degree
    2. 3–5 years playing or coaching experience

    Preferred Education and Experience
    Coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Experience working with pitchers and hitters is preferred.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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    Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach

    Date Posted: Tuesday, Sept. 14
    Department: Athletics
    Category: Part-time exempt 10 month. Not benefit eligible. 

    This position is responsible for assisting with the running of the women’s lacrosse team, recruiting, budget management, athlete development, and all aspects pertaining to the rules of Lees-McRae College, the NCAA DII guidelines, and Conference Carolinas.

    Essential Functions

    • Budget Management
      • Travel costs, equipment needs, scheduling, and recruiting.
    • Recruiting/Retention
      • Build a team of the appropriate size to successfully represent the college, develop recruiting contacts, find right-fit student-athletes, retain and develop them, monitor academic progress.
    • Athlete Development
      • Assist in skills sessions either on Tate Field or in the classroom. Develop DII-level athletes for optimal athletic performance.
    • Must communicate effectively with all types of people and establish and maintain strong working relationships with students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and other college personnel.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. 

    The individual in this position must have an understanding of the role of athletics at a quality liberal arts college as well as the ability to communicate that knowledge. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, written and oral, are a necessity.

    Competencies

    1. Ethical Conduct.
    2. Stress Management/Composure.
    3. Teamwork Orientation.
    4. Thoroughness.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 

    Work Environment
    Normal office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise, and the like. Candidate will be outside for practice, extra skills sessions, and recruiting.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The employee is required to sit, walk, stand for long periods of time, and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a part-time, 10-month position. Days and hours of work will vary, though generally Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and regular weekend hours are mandatory for practice/games.

    Travel
    Travel is expected for this position for games and recruiting.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
    2. Knowledge of coaching women's lacrosse tactics and techniques.
    3. Collegiate playing experience at the DII level.
    4. Knowledgeable of the NCAA rules and compliance.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Master’s degree.
    2. 2–4 years of collegiate coaching experience.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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    Chief Diversity Officer

    Date Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 31
    Department: Office of Student Affairs
    Category: Exempt

    Lees-McRae College seeks an innovative, student-centric leader to serve as its first Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). The CDO will work collaboratively with campus and external communities in leading the college’s effort to achieve its strategic goals and will support evidence-based initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity across campus operations. The CDO reports directly to the college’s Vice President for Student Affairs and provides expert consultation across related domains such as Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Student Government Association. The CDO will collaborate with leaders across campus operations and creatively use institutional data to assess programs, policies, and services; this includes providing expert support for departmental and divisional leaders on matters such as faculty, staff, and student development efforts, retention, recruitment, on-boarding/orientation, job search and appointment processes, and other areas as needed. The CDO must quickly learn the institution’s structure, adeptly engage with faculty and departments, students, staff, and members of the community, collaborate with senior administrative colleagues, and understand key dimensions of the college’s culture.

    Essential Functions

    • Identify effective (evidence-based) and tailored strategies for assessing the college’s progress toward achieving its diversity- and inclusivity-related goals.
    • Understand and work to improve upon the shared governance process and work with the Vice President of Student Affairs and other college faculty and staff to develop a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) committee, which will have representatives from across campus operations.
    • Collaborate with college leadership, departments, and administrative divisions to improve campus climate and implement a range of specific practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
    • Gather and creatively use data on diversity and inclusivity (this includes creating a dashboard of relevant indicators and designing/conducting a periodic climate assessment) to monitor DEI-related success of programs and services; stay current on policies and promising practices from across the college and at peer institutions.
    • Prepare reports for presentation to senior leadership, the Board of Trustees, students, faculty, and staff.
    • Develop DEI-related communications as well as training and education plans/programs (leading directly and soliciting outside expertise) that advance the goals outlined in the college’s Strategic Plan.
    • Champion initiatives based on recommendations of the DEI committee; these initiatives should be evidence-based, receptive to input from various college stakeholders, and enacted collaboratively.
    • Provide expert support for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment as well as faculty/staff recruitment.
    • Represent the college at community, civic, and professional meetings/conferences as needed.
    • Maintains the budget areas of DEI and is able to justify any expenses therein as expenses that are feasible to carrying out the mission and goals of the Student Affairs Office and of the college.
    • Plans, projects, and prepares budgetary needs in conjunction with the Vice President of Student Affairs to enhance and uniquely establish the overall experience for the Lees-McRae college student regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Competencies

    • Ethical Conduct.
    • Stress Management/Composure.
    • Teamwork Orientation.
    • Thoroughness.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Normal office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise, and the like.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ability to serve as the 24 hour “on-call” staff member.

    Periodic evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    • At least five years’ experience of progressively responsible supervisory leadership and program building, particularly with initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
    • Advanced degree (masters or doctorate/terminal) in public administration, human resource management, sociology, social anthropology, psychology, higher education, social work, or other related field; strong commitment to the liberal arts and public higher education.
    • In-depth knowledge of theory and practice with regard to organizational change, diversification, and identity development.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality, data-driven assessment of DEI issues in a complex organization (e.g., higher education, healthcare, human/social services, corporate); this includes an ability to creatively use data in assessing and responding to campus climate issues.
    • Exceptionally strong interpersonal communication and conflict-resolution skills, ability to empathetically listen, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests among diverse stakeholders.
    • Sophisticated perspective toward organizational change, and a proven ability to foster relationships across campus and communicate with different audiences.
    • Demonstrated familiarity with the culture of higher education, including an understanding of shared governance and an in-depth knowledge of policy and legal/compliance issues (affirmative action, ADA, equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment).

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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    Executive Assistant to the President

    Date Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 24
    Department: Office of the President
    Category: Exempt

    Under the supervision of the president, the executive assistant to the president provides and coordinates the executive-level support to facilitate the leadership and decision-making roles of the president. Serves as a liaison between the President’s Office and the institution-at-large. Independently performs a variety of administrative staff support duties that require a range of skills and knowledge of organizational policies and procedures while maintaining a confidential environment. Maintains and promotes a cooperative, collaborative, customer-focused work environment and effective communication between the Office of the President and members of the public and the organization as a whole.

    Essential Functions

    • Serves as the first direct Office of the President point-of-contact representing the president in a positive and highly professional manner.
    • Manages multiple, competing priorities and deadlines expediently and with considerable discretion and judgement.
    • Executes, with minimal direction, administrative duties at the highest level, including managing time-critical, sensitive, and/or confidential information.
    • Anticipates the president’s needs and proactively seeks to balance the president’s priorities so that the president can be focused on strategic priorities.
    • Prepares reports by collecting and analyzing information.
    • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the president, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
    • Meets and corresponds with other assistants, staff, and faculty to coordinate meetings, plan travel, or prepare documents for Board meetings.
    • Performs administrative responsibilities by drafting correspondence and reports; maintains president’s calendar; maintains office records and budgets; processes and reviews mail; arranges meetings, receptions, dinners, conference, and travel arrangements to ensure professionalism and efficiency in all office operations.
    • Serves as a liaison between the president and members of the administrative staff and faculty by soliciting ideas and information from, and providing information to, these groups to promote positive campus relations.
    • Maintains a two-way communication flow with the Office of the President, the campus, and external constituencies, including advisory councils, boards on which the President serves, and other community agencies as necessary to foster positive community relations.
    • Serves as a liaison between the president and other college administrators, members of the Board of Trustees, public and private officials, various boards, faculty, staff, and students served by the college by communicating and/or interpreting policy, decisions, and documents issued by the college, gathering information, and providing information to the president.
    • Safeguards the confidentiality of college administration by exercising discretion in communicating information to faculty, staff, and students served by the college and in handling administrative records, files, and similar confidential items.
    • Responsible for document destruction and archiving files and reports to the Office of the President according to the North Carolina State Library and Archives Commission retention schedules and the college’s records retention policies and procedures.
    • Coordinates the flow of incoming and outgoing communications by drafting his/her own correspondence or letters for the president’s signature; receiving, routing, and/or responding to incoming communications; and determining the appropriate office, department, or agency for outgoing communications.
    • Assists the president in oversight functions by reviewing, monitoring, and approving college personnel action forms; reviews correspondence and documents prepared by other offices for the president’s signature.
    • Plans, organizes, and coordinates special events with assistance from the director of events and conferences, including but not limited to the procurement of the venue, food and beverages, invitations, room setup, and audiovisual equipment.
    • Liaison to and between the president and faculty, staff, students, and constituents.
    • Makes travel arrangements for the president, completes documentation for travel approval and expense reimbursement, and reconciles p-card statements.
    • Manages routing administrative tasks for the Office of the President as assigned, including ordering supplies, processing invoices, and monitoring budget accounts, etc.
    • Assists the president with administrative duties associated with his/her appointment to regional or statewide offices; develops and implements processes for integrating procedures that comply with college regulations and procedures.
    • Promotes a positive image of the college by greeting and receiving visitors to the president’s office, responding to inquiries from diverse college constituencies, providing authoritative information regarding college polices or decisions, referring inquiries or problems to the appropriate office of person, resolving problems, and following up to determine the inquirer’s satisfaction with the response.
    • Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students, supervisors, or other employees.
    • Exercises initiative in problem-solving, organization, and managing multiple priorities while maintaining confidentiality and high-quality customer service.
    • Exercises independent judgement in decisions needed to keep Office of the President functioning effectively in absence of the president.
    • Resolves issues and advises others on various administrative resolutions in the absence of the president.
    • Contributes to a safe educational and working environment by participating in all drills and training and being prepared to take action should a health or safety emergency occur.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the president.

    Competencies

    1. Independent initiative and pro-active problem-solving abilities.
    2. Ethical conduct.
    3. Stress management/composure.
    4. Teamwork orientation.
    5. Thoroughness 

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Normal office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise and the like.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand such as Board of Trustee dinners and/or events, college events such as baccalaureate, graduation, convocation, etc.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s degree in business or related field of study.

    Three to five years executive-level support experience.

    Preferred Experience
    Work experience in a college-setting.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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    Director of Outdoor Programs and Recreation

    Date Posted: Monday, Aug. 9
    Department: Student Affairs
    Category: Full time, permanent, 12 months

    The Director of Outdoor Programs and Recreation is an integral part of the Student Affairs staff. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, this position is responsible for the organization, promotion, supervision, and evaluation of a comprehensive Outdoor Recreation program including adventure trips, training opportunities for participants, climbing wall, and outdoor equipment rental. In addition, this position is responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, scheduling and evaluation of student staff working within the program. This position also acts as a department liaison with college units and community groups.

    Essential Functions

    • Administration
      • Lead and assist with events and special projects.
      • Provide support in the daily administration of Outdoor Programs.
      • Assist with hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising work-study students and student interns.
      • Assist with oversight of website and social media accounts.
    • Fiscal Management
      • Monitor the program budget including approving work-study timecards.
      • Work cooperatively with the business services staff to ensure that all operations are compliant with fiscal policies and procedures.
    • Outdoor Center
      • Manage equipment rental operations including the maintenance, repair, and inventory of rental equipment.
      • Lead and organize tune-ups for bikes, skis, and snowboards.
      • Create, organize, and maintain a resource center.
    • Student Clubs Management 
      • Serve as a mentor to students by modeling and promoting personal and professional development.
      • Provide support and leadership to the following outdoor student clubs: Green Team, Bike & Pedestrian Initiatives, Fly Fishing, Scuba Diving, and Mountain Paddling.
    • Strategic Management, Assessment, and Planning:
      • Working with the Vice President of Student Affairs, use current trends in assessment strategies to continually analyze the effectiveness of programs, services, and facilities.
      • Purposefully plan programs to incorporate college priorities as they relate to the Student Affairs strategic plan and student learning priorities.
    • Trips Program
      • Coordinate trip logistics including the preparation of vehicles, first aid kits, and the purchase and preparation of food.
      • Create and oversee a student trip leader program.
    • Summer Orientation and Community Programs
      • Work with Student Affairs to create, organize, and lead outdoor-related summer orientation programs. 
      • Work with Student Affairs to create, organize, and lead outdoor-related community programming.

    Competencies

    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of email, calendar, internet research, and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Confidence interacting with patrons using strong verbal, written, and listening skills.
    • Ability to plan and execute programs.
    • Ability to maintain a budget.
    • Can ensure the safety, maintenance, cleanliness, and availability of all equipment.
    • Ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and external parties.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has some direct work-study and/or internship supervisory responsibility.

    Work Environment
    Work is performed in an office environment as well as various outdoor locations, program depending.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Person must also be able to adequately lead outdoor program activities, e.g., hiking, backpacking, orienteering, etc.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    • Full time, permanent.
    • 12 months.
    • 40 hours per week.
    • Nights and weekends required.

    Travel
    Local and regional travel to support outdoor programming is expected for this position.

    Minimum Education and Experience

    • A bachelor’s degree in recreation or a related field from an accredited college or university.
    • Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • A master’s degree in recreation or a related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.
    • Certifications: Wilderness EMT, AMGA Climbing Wall Manager, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, ACE Swiftwater Rescue, ACA Kayak, Canoe or SUP Level I
    • Experience in outdoor recreation in a campus recreation environment is also preferred.
    • Experience in outdoor recreation, sports, and outdoor programming.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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    Communications Coordinator

    Date Posted: Monday, June 21
    Department: Marketing and Communications
    Category: Non-Exempt

    The Communications Coordinator, reporting to the Assistant Director for Content Strategy, writes, edits, and distributes communications to the college community. The position ensures the presentation of a consistent, distinct, and positive image to constituents through various types of communications.

    Essential Functions

    • Works with the Assistant Director for Content Strategy to establish guidelines for the creation and use of communications.
    • Coordinates and disseminates campus-wide email communications and other internal communications to ensure consistency and timeliness of messaging.
    • Employs innovative and creative approaches to college newsletters and email communications to present content to target audiences.
    • Gathers and aggregates information and collaborates with various constituents to produce college communications.
    • Writes and edits communications that are consistent with institutional voice and the college brand.
    • Produces posters, flyers, etc. for internal audiences and creates and distributes of college handbooks, catalogs, business cards, nameplates, and nametags.
    • Develops strong relationships with all departments across campus to carry out communication projects.
    • Acts as project liaison to the Office of Student Affairs and the departments within the Burton Center for Student Success.
    • Stays abreast of industry trends and best practices within the fields of marketing and communications.
    • Supports strategic institutional initiatives and goals through marketing and communications.

    Competencies

    • Exceptional writing and editing required
    • Strong command of AP style required 
    • Strong attention to detail required
    • Research preferred
    • Graphic design (Adobe Creative Suite) preferred
    • Project management preferred
    • Social media preferred

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Normal office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise, and the like.

    Physical Demands
    The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work (or other times when the college is otherwise closed) may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    Limited travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s degree (with coursework in marketing, communications, English, journalism, project management, or equivalent).

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Two or more years of communications and/or project management experience.
    • Higher education experience.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

For information about employment opportunities at Lees-McRae College, email Director of Human Resources and Benefits Administration Mary Furst at furstm@lmc.edu.