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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    Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Theatre Design and Management

    Date Posted: Wednesday, June 23
    School: School of Arts, Humanities, and Education
    Category: One Year Appointment—(9 month) faculty

    The School of Arts, Humanities, and Education at Lees-McRae College invites applications for the position of Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Theatre Design and Management.  This is limited to one academic year appointment, a 9-month, full-time faculty position to begin August 2021.  At the time of hire, the successful applicant must have completed a graduate degree in Theatre Design or related discipline.

    Duties will include teaching in theatre design and management; creating and executing lighting and scenic designs for up to three mainstage theatre productions; serving as the production manager for our production season; supervision, training, and mentoring of design and management students. The successful candidate would be responsible for advising, service, professional development, and scholarship in accordance with faculty handbook guidelines.

    Teaching duties will include courses in Principles of Design, Basic Lighting, Theatre Marketing and Management, Stage Management, Makeup Design, Scenic Design, Career Management, and other possible courses, depending on areas of expertise.

    Essential Functions

    1. Teaching  
      1. The instructor will be required to teach 12 credit hours per semester in her/his discipline. The successful candidate will provide evidence of innovative teaching and curriculum development. Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to, classroom management and assessment of student learning.  
      2. Maintain professional standards of practice in teaching in the classroom.  
      3. Meet Lees-McRae standards for course syllabi creation and submission, classroom management, use of technology, grade submission, and records management. 
    2. Advising
      1. Support student success through mentoring, tutoring, and advising.  
      2. Scholarship and Professional Development 
      3. Maintain currency in education and application through continuing education activities and professional development.   
    3. Service  
      1. Serve on committees of the College, School, and Faculty Senate. 
      2. Attend and participate in scheduled faculty/administrative meetings. 
      3. Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Education.

    Competencies

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

    Required Education and Experience

    • MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Theatre Design and/or Theatre Production / Management earned at an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education. Professional experience may also be considered.
    • A minimum of two years of experience teaching in a college/university setting.
    • A minimum of three years of experience in theatre design and production.
    • Excellent technical skills in theatrical design and production.
    • Proficiency with CAD and other theatrical design software.
    • Ability to collaborate creatively with other theatre faculty and staff.
    • Experience in the supervision of student crews in the areas of design, production, and management.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to promote and recruit for a collegiate theatre arts program.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • PhD earned from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • 5+ years of experience teaching in a college/university setting.
    • 5+ years of experience in professional theatre design, production, and management.
    • Broad knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of theatre production.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    This position does not currently 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 will be required as production duties demand.

    Travel

    Some travel may be required for representation and recruitment at theatre conferences.

    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.

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

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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

    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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    Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Biology

    Date Posted: Friday, June 11
    Term: One Year Appointment-(9 month) faculty
    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 Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Biology.  This is a one-year, full-time, main campus faculty position for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The appointment will begin in August 2021.  At the time of hire, the successful applicant must have completed a minimum of a master’s degree in biology.

    Teaching: The successful candidate will be required to teach in one or all of the following curriculum areas: Introductory Biology for majors; Introductory Biology lab for majors; General Biology for non-majors; Environmental Biology; Genetics.

    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, Scholarship and Professional Development, and Service:

    • As assigned 

    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 the 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 in Biology or a related discipline earned from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • 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
    A PhD in Biology or related discipline earned from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education.

    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.

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    Assistant Professor of English

    Date Posted: Monday, June 7
    School: School of Arts, Humanities, Education

    Lees-McRae is a small, four-year, liberal arts college, serving Appalachia and the Southeastern United States.  The college is located 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, the Appalachian Trail, and area cycling, hiking, and climbing. The college also owns and maintains the Elk Valley Preserve and Field Station.  Please visit our website at www.lmc.edu.

    Summary/Objective
    The School of Arts, Humanities, Education at Lees-McRae College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English. This is a 9-month, full-time faculty position (initial appointment to begin August 2021.) At the time of hire, the successful applicant must have completed a minimum of a PhD in English studies or a related discipline. 

    Assistant Professor of English: As a full-time position, the successful candidate will teach four, three-credit-hour courses each semester in English and/or Literature in support of an English major and minor. The faculty member may also teach a First-Year Experience (FYE) course, or in other curricular areas as needed and as qualified. S/he would also be responsible for advising, service, professional development, and scholarship in accordance with faculty handbook guidelines.

    Essential Functions
    Teaching, scholarship, service to Lees-McRae College.
    Advising, planning, mentoring, and evaluation of students.

    • Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to classroom management, student assessment, and evaluation of grades.
    • Maintain professional standards of practice in teaching in the classroom.
    • Maintain currency in English/Literature education and application through continuing professional development.
    • Meet college standards for course syllabi creation and submission, classroom management, use of technology, use of the Learning Management System, grade submission, and records management.
    • Support student success through mentoring, tutoring, and advising.

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position does not currently 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 Ph.D. in English or Literature Studies earned from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education and Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
    • At least 2 years of successful teaching in a college/university 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 Arts, Humanities, Education.

    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 submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three references with contact information to https://www.lmc.edu/employment/job-application.htm

    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.

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    Adjunct Faculty—School of Arts, Humanities, and Education

    Date Posted: Tuesday, June 1
    Department: Teacher Education
    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:

    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 Demand
    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
    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.

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    Instructor or Assistant Professor—Spanish

    Date Posted: Thursday, May 6
    School: School of Arts, Humanities, Education

    Lees-McRae is a small, four-year, liberal arts college, serving Appalachia and the Southeastern United States.  The college is located 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, the Appalachian Trail, and area cycling, hiking, and climbing. The college also owns and maintains the Elk Valley Preserve and Field Station.  Please visit our website at www.lmc.edu.

    Summary/Objective

    The School of Arts, Humanities, Education at Lees-McRae College invites applications for the position of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Spanish. This is a 9-month, full-time faculty position (initial appointment to begin August 2021.) At the time of hire, the successful applicant must have completed a minimum of an M.A. in Spanish studies or a related discipline. 

    Instructor/Assistant Professor of Spanish: As a full-time position, the successful candidate will teach four, three-credit-hour courses each semester in Spanish and Spanish culture in support of a Spanish minor and the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. The faculty member may also teach the First-Year Experience (FYS), or in other curricular areas as needed and as qualified. S/he would also be responsible for advising, service, professional development, and scholarship in accordance with faculty handbook guidelines.

    Essential Functions

    • Teaching, scholarship, service to Lees-McRae College
    • Advising, planning, mentoring, and evaluation of students.
    • Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to classroom management, student assessment, and evaluation of grades.
    • Maintain professional standards of practice in teaching in the classroom.
    • Maintain currency in Spanish/Foreign language education and application through continuing professional development.
    • Meet college standards for course syllabi creation and submission, classroom management, use of technology, use of the Learning Management System, grade submission, and records management.
    • Support student success through mentoring, tutoring, and advising.

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position does not currently 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.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • A Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures with an emphasis on Spanish.
    • 5-years or more of teaching experience in college Spanish is preferred.

    Minimum Required Education and Experience

    • A Master’s degree in Spanish studies, or a related discipline, earned from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education and Council on Higher Education Accreditation. At least 2 years of successful teaching in a college/university 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 Arts, Humanities, Education.

    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 submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three references with contact information to https://www.lmc.edu/employment/job-application.htm

    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.

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    Instruction and Outreach Librarian

    Date Posted: Thursday, April 29
    Department:
    Library
    Category:
    Faculty

    The Instruction and Outreach Librarian works with the Director in the proper operation of the library in accordance with sound library practices and accrediting agency requirements. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian provides reference service during the evenings and weekends and serves as the liaison to online programs.

    Essential Functions

    1. Reference
      1. Available for research consultations for students and faculty
      2. Assists library patrons with research inquiries, including the use of electronic resources, during evening and weekend hours
      3. Participate in regular professional development relating to library resources
    2. Library Instruction
      1. Provide instruction sessions for class groups or individuals
      2. Work with faculty to develop and deliver subject-specific instructional sessions
      3. Build instructional videos on library resources
      4. Provide professional development for faculty through the Center for Teaching and Learning
    3. ECOL Liaison
      1. Act as a liaison between the library and ECOL (Extended Campus and Online Learning) programs.
      2. Support faculty in ECOL programs by providing library instruction to ECOL students
    4. Public Services
      1. Responsible for the library during the evening and weekend hours
      2. Assist patrons with locating materials and by answering ready reference questions
    5. Work-Study Supervisor
      1. Hires and trains student workers for work-study.
      2. Schedules student workers for the semester
      3. Supervises student workers, approves timesheets
    6. Faculty Responsibilities
      1. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian is a member of the faculty of Lees-McRae College with all of the associated privileges and responsibilities.

    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    1. Good interpersonal skills
    2. Familiar with ACRL Information Literacy Framework
    3. Ability to communicate information in spoken and written formats
    4. General computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word & Excel
    5. Ability to learn new computer programs
    6. Well organized

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position supervises student workers.

    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. The college's standard hours of work are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. with the flexibility to adjust schedules during certain academic periods with the approval of the Director.

    The typical schedule during the academic semesters for this position is 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The summer schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience
    MLS/MLIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Additional graduate degree
    2. 2+ years of academic library 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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    Instructor or Assistant Professor—Speech/Oral Communication

    Date Posted: Monday, March 22
    School: School of Arts, Humanities, and Education

    Lees-McRae is a small, four-year, Liberal Arts College, serving Appalachia and the Southeastern United States.  The college is located 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, the Appalachian Trail, and area cycling, hiking, and climbing. The college also owns and maintains the Elk Valley Preserve and Field Station.  Please visit our website at www.lmc.edu.

    Summary/Objective
    The School of Arts, Humanities, Education at Lees-McRae College invites applications for the position of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Speech/Oral Communication.  This is a 9-month full-time faculty position (initial appointment to begin August 2021.)  At the time of hire, the successful applicant must have completed a minimum of an M.A. in speech, communication, or a related discipline. 

    Instructor/Assistant Professor of Speech/Oral Communication
    As a full-time position, the successful candidate will teach a minimum of three, three-credit hour courses each semester in speech/oral communication and would be able to also teach one, 3-credit course in written communication, the First-Year Experience (FYS), or in the English curriculum as needed and as qualified.  S/he would also be responsible for advising, service, professional development, and scholarship in accordance with faculty handbook guidelines.

    Essential Functions
    Teaching, scholarship, service to LMC
    Advising, planning, mentoring, and evaluation of students

    • Teaching responsibilities including but not limited to classroom management, student assessment, and evaluation of grades.
    • Maintain professional standards of practice in teaching in the classroom.
    • Maintain currency in speech education and application through continuing professional development.
    • Meet LMC standards for course syllabi creation and submission, classroom management, use of technology, use of the Learning Management System, grade submission, and records management.
    • Support student success through mentoring, tutoring, and advising.

    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 in speech/oral communication (or related degree) discipline earned from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education and Council on Higher Education Accreditation. At least 2 years of successful teaching in a college/university 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 Arts, Humanities, Education.

    Preferred Education and Experience
    5-years or more of teaching experience in college speech and rhetoric 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 submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three references with contact information using the Lees-McRae College website.

    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.

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    Instructor or Assistant Professor—School of Business and Management

    Date Posted: Wednesday, March 21
    School: School of Business and Management
    Category: Full-time faculty position

    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 Business and Management invites applications for the position of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Business Administration.  The College is seeking individuals with innovative and entrepreneurial experiences in teaching and program development. The successful candidates will have expertise in both traditional face-to-face teaching as well as with online teaching. S/he will have expertise in one or more of the following business sub-disciplines: Data Analytics, Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing (digital, as a plus), and Accounting (forensic as a plus).

    Essential Functions

    Teaching

    • The successful candidate will be required to teach 12-credit hours per semester in her/his discipline. S/he will provide evidence of innovative teaching and curriculum development. Teaching responsibilities include but are 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 Business and Management.

    The successful candidates will have the capacity for and proven experience to:

    • Serve as the Program Coordinator business administration degree completion program (main campus; online) while creating new, innovative, niche programs.
    • Provide short and long-range course and program planning.
    • Assist in mentoring/preparing students to reach their career goals.
    • Collaborate with, train, and mentor adjunct instructors.
    • Provide leadership and collaboration with the faculty and staff to achieve the vision, mission, goals, and objectives for the Business Administration programs, the School of Business and Management, and Lees-McRae College.
    • Participate on key committees at the program, school, and college levels
    • Work with college officials and community partners to ensure the delivery of high-quality programming.
    • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, experiential learning, and community engagement.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrates experience and leadership of both seated and online programs.
    • Plans, prepares, and executes focused instruction, assessment, and course creation.
    • Maintains personal professional development by remaining current with the body of knowledge in business administration and evidence-based practices.
    • Exhibits the ability to maintain required programming data and assessment reports.
    • Demonstrated student-centered and experiential teaching.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ethical Conduct.
    • Stress Management/Composure.
    • Teamwork Orientation.
    •  Thoroughness

    Required Education and Experience

    • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Administration or similar discipline and earned from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • At least 2 years of successful teaching in a university setting.
    • The successful candidate will hold 18+ credit hours one or more of the following specializations:
      • Operations Management/ Supply Chain
      • Data Analytics
      • Accounting (forensic, a plus)
      • Marketing (digital, a plus)
    • Some professional, non-higher education experience.
    • Experience with teaching in and/or leading distance education programs in higher education.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • An earned doctorate degree (e.g., PhD, DBA) earned at an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • Significant professional, non-higher education experience.
    • Significant experience in teaching in and leading innovative distance education programs in higher education.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    The successful candidate for these positions will serve as program coordinators and supervise adjunct faculty (one for the main campus; one for the online program).

    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, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

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

    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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    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.

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    Assistant Director of Marketing and Enrollment Communications

    Department: Marketing and Communications
    Category: Exempt

    The Assistant Director of Marketing and Enrollment Communications, reporting to the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, establishes a conceptual plan and provides purposeful direction for communications associated with the recruitment, admission, and enrollment of new students. The position ensures the presentation of a consistent, distinct, and positive image to prospective constituents.

    Essential Functions

    • Works with the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications and the Vice President for Enrollment Management to develop, execute, and implement prospective student communication and marketing strategies.
    • Works with the Office of Admission to develop, maintain, and execute sequenced communications to prospective students and families through the admission lifecycle.
    • Oversees use of the college website as a recruitment tool by preparing and coordinating web content that presents consistent, timely, and accurate information to prospective students and families.
    • Employs innovative and creative approaches when promoting the college to prospective students and their families.
    • Ensures enrollment communications and marketing materials are consistent with institutional voice and the college brand.
    • Oversees social media strategies and coaches social media administrators to support brand awareness, recruitment, events, fundraising, and college news.
    • Conducts proactive review and monitors analytics of website usage to guide admission and enrollment efforts.
    • Conceptualizes and provides graphic design support for printed collateral and digital promotions.
    • Develops strong relationships with all departments across campus to carry out marketing and communication projects.
    • Acts as project manager and liaison to the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid.
    • Supervises the Visual Media Coordinator, providing counsel and direction as needed.
    • Stays abreast of industry trends and best practices within fields of communications and marketing.
    • Supports strategic institutional initiatives and goals through enrollment communications and marketing.

    Competencies

    • Exceptional written and verbal communications required
    • Exceptional CRM and content management systems required
    • Strong attention to detail required
    • Strong project management required
    • Effective graphic design required
    • Effective problem solving required
    • Teamwork orientation required
    • Supervisory and management preferred

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has 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).
    • Two or more years of marketing, communications, project management, and/or enrollment management experience.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree.
    • Four or more years of marketing, communications, project management, and/or enrollment 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.

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    Athletic Trainer

    Date Posted: Thursday, June 17
    Department: Athletics
    Category: Full-time staff/10-month (August–May)

    Assist in the daily function of the athletic training clinic (Responsibilities include but are not limited to prevention, treatment, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, daily athletic training room operations, coverage of events and practices), provide athletic training services to specific teams as assigned (including travel), maintain medical records on SportsWare, and other duties as needed and assigned.

    Essential Functions

    • Onsite care and management of injuries and illnesses including prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation.
    • Assess the risk of injury, perform ergonomic evaluation and coaching, self-care implementation, and overall wellness promotion.
    • Documentation of all patient encounters (electronic, written charting, etc).
    • Coordinate and implement injury prevention programs and customized preventative strategies and programs for each patient.
    • Minimize risk of injury through awareness, education, and prevention strategies.
    • Provide accommodation recommendations, related to sport, for student-athletes with restrictions or limitations.
    • Communicate with physicians and coaching staff regarding the injury status of student-athletes.
    • Carry out medical care for assigned student-athletes per the sports medicine standard operating procedures.
    • Responsible for administrative and other duties as needed and assigned by supervisors.

    Competencies

    1. Ethical Conduct.
    2. Stress Management/Composure.
    3. Teamwork Orientation.
    4.  Thoroughness
    5. Effective Communication.
    6. Decision-Making Skills.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no direct personnel supervisory responsibilities. The position does require the supervision of student-athletes.

    Work Environment
    The Athletic Training clinic will serve as the primary work environment. The position may require working outside in various weather conditions, in gymnasiums, and other sporting venues. Conditions will vary between venues.

    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 the ability to adjust focus.

    Work is in medium demand. Lifting 50-100 pounds maximum with lifting and/or carrying of objects. Medium strength is required to position patients for examination. May assist patients as needed, helping them on and off the exam table. The ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    Work hours may vary from week to week and is dependent upon the athletic events schedules. The position requires working some evenings, weekends, and holidays.

    Travel
    Some travel is expected for this position and is determined by the schedule of assigned teams.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Athletic Training
    2. Current BOC certification as an Athletic Trainer
    3. NC athletic training license prior to the start of employment
    4. Previous experience in the collegiate athletic training setting.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field
    2. Professional experience in the collegiate athletic training setting 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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    Coordinator, Academic Support Services

    Date Posted: Wednesday, June 16
    Department: Burton Center for Student Success
    Category: Staff

    The individual in this position will be responsible for program development and management in the Burton Center for Student Success (BCSS) and Accessibility Services.

    Essential Functions

    • Design and implement procedures for selecting, training, hiring, and supervising peer academic mentors serving in the BCSS.
    • Design and implement procedures for a comprehensive Accessibility Services program.
    • Collaborate across campus to design and implement academic support programming for all students.
    • Design Academic Recovery Plans for students on academic probation, academic warning, and other struggling students.
    • Report to the Dean of PACE (Persistence and Completion Experience).

    Competencies

    1. Ethical Conduct: the individual must
      1. maintain confidentiality regarding students’ private materials from other educational institutions, medical professionals, and others.
      2. train the peer academic mentors in instructional techniques to support learning and prevent excessive collaboration and plagiarism.
    2. Stress Management/Composure: the individual must:
      1. be capable of identifying students in crisis and de-escalating crises.
      2. be capable of establishing and enforcing personal boundaries with needy students.
    3. Teamwork Orientation: the individual must
      1. work closely to align programming with BCSS team members LMC employees across campus, and current and entering students to promote student success and persistence.
      2. with permission and when beneficial to the student, collaborate with faculty, staff, students and their mentors, parents, or guardians to design supportive structures promoting student success and persistence.
    4. Thoroughness: the individual must:
      1. attend to details and deadlines in a timely manner.
      2. maintain organized files.
      3. independently research and learn about current trends in academic tutoring and Accessibility Services.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position is responsible for selecting, hiring, training, and supervising student employees serving as Peer Academic Mentors.

    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 the 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, but rare, evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position. 

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Education, Counseling, or Psychology.
    2. Three years of experience of direct interaction with high school and college students.
    3. Experience designing and implementing or involvement with the design or implementation of IAPs/IEPs.
    4. Basic office computer Proficiency with Microsoft products.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or related field.
    2. Two years of experience as a member of a student support team.
    3. Experience managing EXCEL spreadsheets.
    4. Experience independently and directly interacting with students and their mentors and families, faculty, staff, and administrators.

    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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    Director of Technology Services

    Date Posted: Tuesday, June 9
    Department: Technology Services
    Reports to: Vice President of Business Affairs
    Category: Exempt

    The Director of Technology Services is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining technology infrastructure and information systems that support the academic and administrative strategic objectives of the College. As a leader, The Director of Technology Services is responsible for the strategic planning of technology needs, resource strategies, priorities, and projects. As a working manager, this position requires collaboration, effective written and verbal communication, an entrepreneurial vision, and an innovative focus on the improvement of client experiences. This position will be the expert institutional resource for all technology-related policies and procedures and will implement processes and procedures that increase service to college operations.

    Essential Functions

    • Develops, implements, maintains, and enforces effective policies and procedures for all campus information systems
    • Develops and implements a comprehensive technology strategic plan, including disaster recovery, business continuity, and risk assessment plans
    • Manages and performs network administration for all aspects of the College's technology infrastructure and network operations, including LANs, WANs, firewalls, web-based services, printing management, and telecommunications services
    • Oversees technology support services and establishes a customer service focused culture that promotes effective working relationships with the campus community
    • Coordinates and oversees the maintenance of all computer hardware, servers, networking equipment, and software installations and upgrades
    • Serves as project manager for all information technology-based initiatives
    • Collaborates with the Center for Teaching and Learning and academic leadership to develop and implement a technology strategic plan for academic and classroom technology
    • Develops and oversees departmental budget; builds a strategic roadmap to create a technical infrastructure capable of responding to and supporting new educational technologies to enhance learning and teaching
    • Ensures network access, security, and usage are in accordance with college policies and applicable state and federal laws
    • Serves as the primary administrative contact for all technology vendors; responsible for managing vendor relations
    • Supervises and mentors the Business Analyst and Technology Support Analyst
    • Maintains proficiency in current technologies and best practices
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Competencies

    1. Thoroughness and accuracy
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork orientation and collaboration
    4. Effective communication and organizational skills
    5. Ethical conduct and confidentiality

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has supervisory responsibilities over two exempt employees.

    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 50 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 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.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, IT Management, Business Administration, or related field.
    • At least five (5) years of related experience with a minimum of two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
    • Applied experience with Microsoft products, advanced networking technologies, and telecommunications systems.
    • Ability to handle multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines with successful outcomes.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Experience with Ellucian Colleague or similar UNIX-based ERP system.
    2. Experience in an educational or a non-profit environment.

    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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    Administrative Assistant—Teacher Education Department

    Date Posted: Tuesday, May 18
    Department: Teacher Education
    Category: Full-time Administrative Assistant

    Lees-McRae College, in Banner Elk, NC invites applications for the position of Administrative Assistant for the Teacher Education Department within the School of Arts, Humanities, and Education. The Teacher Education program at Lees-McRae is recognized for its outstanding programs in Elementary Education, Special Education, Theatre Arts Education, and our new MAT in Secondary Education. Our programs have received many state and national accolades, including being rated as one of the top 40 online education programs in North Carolina. Our graduates are accepted by many upper-tier graduate schools and are eagerly employed in public, private, and charter schools in North Carolina and surrounding states.

    Lees-McRae College is seeking an individual of distinguished achievement and accomplishment to assist in data collection, monitoring, and supporting the outstanding programs currently in place. Ideally, this individual will have the expertise in Microsoft Office Suites products, data collection and analysis, and the ability to be highly organized and personable.

    The Administrative Assistant for Teacher Education will share LMC’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, experiential learning, and community engagement.

    Essential Functions

    1. Reports to the Director of Teacher Education.
    2. Serves as recording secretary for the Teacher Education Committee and the Department of Education.
    3. Serves as Administrator/Developer of the TaskStream Electronic Portfolio, including Teacher Candidate Portfolio, Common Assignments Portfolios, and Dispositions for all Teacher Education programs.
    4. Responsible for:
      1. Assisting with the time-sensitive preparation and electronic transmission of TEAC/CAEP, Title II, PEDS, IHE, and NCDPI reports, (each approximately 50 pages and very data-sensitive) and national accreditation visits. This includes the annual collection, aggregation, and disaggregation of considerable amounts of data (different for each report).
      2. Receiving, reviewing, and documenting applications to the Teacher Education Program, ensuring that all requirements are met, including appropriate GPA, completed prerequisite courses, and qualifying Praxis Core test scores.
      3. Follow-up with candidates who need to step out of the program sequence for various reasons (not passing Praxis Core, health reasons, etc.)
      4. Ensures that graduates receive official electronic transcripts as soon as they are available after graduation for inclusion in the electronic North Carolina Department of Public Instruction licensure applications under the supervision of the Director of Licensure.
      5. Retrieving Praxis and NC Test of Reading Foundations and General Curriculum scores online for all test takers and uploading data to a spreadsheet.
      6. Prepare and send invitations to K-12 teachers and administrators for various Lees-McRae meetings/events and Cooperating Teacher Workshop
      7. Monitoring the day-to-day budget concerns of the department (accreditation fees, organizational dues, payment to cooperating teachers, travel expenses, etc.).
      8. Maintaining and monitoring spreadsheets of all declared education majors (EE, SPED, TAE, and MAT) with contact information
      9. Tracking the progress of all teacher candidates (all campuses, all programs) each semester, including semester grades and GPA, cumulative GPA, and Dispositions to ensure appropriate progress toward degree completion and licensure.
      10. Keeping student files organized and complete required documentation
      11. Preparing monthly P-card reconciliation statements
      12. Handling travel reimbursement paperwork for all campuses
      13. Assisting adjunct faculty as needed with TaskStream, Montibus, and Brightspace
      14. Maintain communication and follow up with all Education prospects
      15. Keeping updated written materials available to students and prospective students.
      16. Prepare student teaching booklets for students and cooperating teachers each semester.
      17. Keep updated study guides and materials for Praxis and Pearson exams. Make copies available to Juniors and Seniors.
      18. Interacting with visitors to the department, public school personnel, board of education, parents, students, and prospective students.
      19. Partnering with Director of Teacher Education in training and mentoring adjunct faculty
      20. Maintain all faculty records and schedules
      21. Ordering, updating, receiving, and processing books, magazines, materials, memberships, and subscriptions.
      22. Curriculum Lab, checking in/out books and materials, shelving books, filing, and typing of any correspondence to students and public schools, check requisitions, purchase requisitions.
      23. Maintaining updated versions of the Teacher Education Handbook and Policies and Procedures Manuals.
      24. Making hotel reservations, travel arrangements, and trip coordination as directed by the chair.
      25. Scheduling and arranging hospitality for events in the Department.
      26. Receiving and communicating telephone messages to all Department members, including adjunct faculty (a total of 14 people).
    5. Oversees pickup and delivery of department mail.
    6. Laminates materials for teacher candidates and for other areas of campus as needed throughout the year.
    7. Provides mentoring and support for students daily.

    Other duties as assigned by the Director of Teacher Education

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities at this time.

    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, 8:00 a.m. to 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

    • Associate degree (AA or AS).
    • Ability to maintain accurate records and reports.
    • Ability to use various computer software to include Colleague, Brightspace, Microsoft Office Suite, Google suite, etc.
    • Excellent communication, management, organizational, networking, and public relations skills.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
    • Experience in Higher Education Teacher Education program as an Administrative Assistant.
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    Associate Head Coach—Track and Field

    Date Posted: Friday, May 14
    Title: Associate Head Track and Field Coach
    Department: Athletics
    Category: Staff—10-month position

    Working with the Head Track and Field Coach, responsible for all facets of running a successful men's and women's track and field program competing at the NCAA Division II level and as a member of Conference Carolinas. Responsibilities include coaching several event groups within the track and field programs, coordinating recruiting student-athletes across all events as well as retaining them.

    Essential Functions

    • Sport administrative duties including recruiting coordination, meet management, eligibility monitoring, alumni relations, equipment orders, and other sport administrative responsibilities.
    • Develop and implement training plans for several track and field event groups.
    • Coach student-athletes in competition and make coaching decisions in training and at meets.
    • With the rest of the coaching staff develop team culture.
    • Advise student-athletes and connect them with appropriate resources as needed.
    • Responsible for coordinating a recruiting effort that requires contact with 100s of prospects annually and with a goal of matriculating at least 15 new student-athletes each year.
    • Responsible for coaching event-specific athletes firsthand and assisting with area groups.

    • Academic Support—monitoring study hall and classes.
    • Review and submit all monthly credit card statements into an operating budget spreadsheet.
    • Reconcile team travel expenses for track & field teams.
    • Guide Student-Athletes in the admission process.
    • Lead fundraising and camps/clinic efforts.
    • Driving Team vans to practice and competition.
    • Additional Coaching responsibilities when assigned by the Head coach.
    • Other projects and other responsibilities as assigned by the Head Cross Country/ Track & Field Coach.
    • Data entry using Microsoft Excel.

    Additional Duties/Responsibilities

    • Manages and monitors assigned budget within college guidelines, policies, and procedures.
    • Schedules inter-collegiate games during season and off-season within NCAA Division II, Conference Carolinas, as well as college policies and procedures.
    • Adheres to NCAA policies and regulations and can articulate those to student-athletes, recruits, parents, and media.
    • Adheres to Lees-McRae College and Athletic Department policies and procedures
    • Organizes pre-game and post-game arrangements, for example, equipment, facilities, officials, game/bench personnel, etc.
    • Arranges practices and practice schedules within the department, university, and NCAA policies.
    • Coaches the team during games and practices in an atmosphere of respect for all persons and acknowledges the values and mission of the university along with Conference Carolinas, Body, Mind, and Soul narrative.
    • Functions as a team member within Athletic Department.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    1. Ethical Conduct.
    2. Stress Management/Composure.
    3. Teamwork Orientation.
    4.  Thoroughness.
    5. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    No supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment

    1. Inside the track offices.
    2. Outside at outdoor track and field facilities.

    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 50 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
    Travel is expected for this position. For recruiting and heading to meets. A valid driving license is required.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree.
    2. 3 years of college track and field experience, specifically recruiting and training.

    Preferred Education and Experience
    Master’s degree.

    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 Coach—Cycling

    Date Posted: Thursday, May 13
    Department: Athletics
    Category: Cycling
    Staff Position—10-month position

    This position is responsible for assisting the running of the men’s and women’s cycling program, recruiting, budget management, athlete development, and all aspects pertaining to the rules of Lees-McRae College, the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference, and USA Cycling Collegiate.

    Essential Functions

    Budget Management

    • Travel costs, equipment needs, scheduling, recruiting.

    Recruiting/Retention

    • Adequate squad size to represent the college for a successful program, develop recruiting contacts, find right-fit student-athletes, retain, and develop them, and monitor academic progress.

    Athlete Development

    • Lead rides and skills sessions on the mountain bike, cyclocross bike, and road bike. Develop elite A and beginner B and C level athletes for optimal athletic performance.

    Performs other duties as assigned. Understands the role of athletics at a quality liberal arts college as well as the ability to communicate that knowledge is essential. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, written and oral, are a necessity.

    Competencies

    1. Ethical Conduct
    2. Stress Management/Composure
    3. Teamwork Oriented
    4. Effective Communication

    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. The candidate will be outdoors frequently leading rides, team workouts, and on wooded trails.

    Physical Demands
    The candidate should be actively riding and in good condition to lead team rides and skills sessions on the mountain bike, road bike, and cyclocross bike.  Trail work and maintenance are expected, requiring the employee to occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and use tools. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 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, 10-month position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM, and regular weekend hours are mandatory for competition events.

    Travel
    Travel is expected for this position for competition events and recruiting.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree.
    2. Level 3 coaching license certification with USA Cycling

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. 2 to 5 years coaching or managerial experience.
    2. Collegiate cycling racing experience at the “A” level
    3. Mountain bike racing experience at the Elite level
    4. 1 to 3 years trail maintenance experience
    5. 1 to 3 years recruiting, hiring, training, promoting 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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    Campus Police Officer

    Date Posted: Friday, Feb. 19

    Performs a wide variety of law enforcement functions, including but not limited to campus patrol and security, crime prevention, a criminal investigation, community service and assistance, and other law enforcement-related duties.

    Essential Functions

    • Utilizes relationship-based, community building, proactive policing techniques to ensure human safety and the security of campus property.
    • Utilizes sound professional judgment and training to resolve various law enforcement scenarios within a diverse community.
    • Respond to emergency situations providing basic first aid, liaison with other police or emergency agency personnel, as appropriate.
    • Apprehends and/or identifies crime suspects; arrests, cites, and books crime suspects per North Carolina General Statutes and all other applicable laws and codes; questions and advises suspects of constitutional rights.
    • Prepare written reports, collect evidence, and gather victim/witness statements of criminal acts or violations of College policy.
    • Maintains high visibility patrolling campus property on foot and by vehicle to identify hazardous conditions, take corrective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards to persons or college property.
    • Monitor police and fire department radio channels and emergency phone lines and respond to calls for service in a timely manner.
    • Perform traffic control duties and motorist assistance.
    • Leads and participates in crime prevention and campus safety training programs as required.
    • Assists with training of newly hired Campus Police Officers and College Security Officers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, snow, ice rain or heat.

    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:

    • Stand or walk constantly (for up to 12 hours) on various surfaces.
    • Run, Climb stairs and ladders.
    • Occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
    • Ability to stay calm in stressful or emergency situations.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time, non-exempt position. May work a variety of hours, including overnight shifts, holidays, or weekends. May require overtime or on-call assignments.

    This position is considered “essential”. In order to meet the needs of the College, Campus Police Officers must be available for recall to the college in emergency situations, including man-made or natural disasters. The department is organized along with a standard law enforcement model: Campus Police Officers must wear a uniform on duty; are subject to inspection and a formal chain of command.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Current law enforcement certification or they meet the standards required for employment and certification as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina, including completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Training course required of any other officer.
    2. Clear criminal background check.
    3. Valid NC driver’s license and clean driving record.
    4. Professional appearance and demeanor.
    5. Computer skills (Microsoft Word/Excel).
    6. Ability to regularly work various hours and/or overtime.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Post-secondary degree in criminal justice or related field.
    2. Prior law enforcement experience.
    3. CPR, First-Aid, and/or AED certifications.

    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. Continuous alertness to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments.

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    Part-Time Athletic Bus Driver

    Date Posted: Monday, Feb. 1
    Department: Athletics
    Category: Non-exempt

    Summary/Objective
    This position is responsible for safe operation of Lees McRae buses (small and large) for the transportation needs of LMC Athletics and other campus organizations scheduled to use the bus on official college business.

    Essential Functions
    • Safely operate (drive) the bus when scheduled.
    • Inspect the bus prior to any scheduled trip (arrive 30 minutes before scheduled departure time).
    • Operate the bus in a manner that puts safety above all other factors.
    • Maintain cleanliness of bus during and after travel.
    • Maintain travel log on all trips and at the conclusion of travel.
    • Report any mechanical issues that arise.

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    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 for extended periods of time, driving to/from athletic events. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to drive in all sorts of weather, rain, snow, at night, etc. 

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work/Travel
    This is a part-time position. Days can be weekday and or weekend. Occasional overnights may be required.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Current CDL License ( Need passenger and /or bus endorsement).
    2. Clean Driving Record.
    3. Have experience driving Charter Buses, 32 pass and 25 pass buse.
    4. Ability to pass drug test as requirement for NC CDL licensing.

    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.