Current Employment Opportunities

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

Faculty Positions

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    Adjunct Faculty—School of Business

    Date Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 15
    Department: Academic Affairs
    Category: Exempt 

    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:

    • Business Administration
      • Intro to Business—seated, taught on Lees-McRae campus
      • Small Business Marketing—seated, taught on Lees-McRae campus
      • Business Law—online

    Essential Functions 

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

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has 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 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 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 teaching discipline or a related discipline, with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in 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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    Academic Program Coordinator—Criminal Justice (Remote)

    Date Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 15
    Department: Academic Affairs
    Category: Exempt

    Lees-McRae is a small, private, liberal arts college, located in the Appalachian region of the southeastern United States. The college is at an exciting time of growth in its online presence and online learning has been identified as a priority initiative in our 2030 INEXPRO Strategic Plan. Currently, the college offers seven undergraduate programs and one graduate program online. All online bachelor’s degrees are based on a 2+2 model and are designed to complete the last two years of the four-year degree. Online courses are offered during 16- and 8-week terms, depending on the program, and are asynchronous. Lees-McRae prides itself on small class sizes, highly qualified faculty with real-world experience, and an emphasis on experiential learning.  Our motto for online programs is to be “in, of, and for your community.”  As such, we prepare our graduates for successful and rewarding careers in which they can serve and elevate their own communities. 

    Summary/Objective
    Under the direct supervision of the Dean of Distance Learning and the Dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, the Academic Program Coordinator will be responsible for the daily operation, organization, general effectiveness, and supervision of the distance learning Criminal Justice program. The Coordinator must demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to developing quality academic programs. The Coordinator will be required to engage in strategic planning, development, assessment, accreditation, and recruitment at the program level.

    This is a 12 -month position and has a .5 FTE reassignment from teaching for administrative duties.

    Essential Functions
    Program Leadership:

    • Provide strong leadership for the academic program;
    • Report to and work closely with the Dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences to enhance the academic position of the school and college;
    • Collaborate with the Dean of Distance Education and other areas of the college to develop successful, sustainable, innovative, and quality educational online and distance programming;
    • Build relationships/partnerships with invested stakeholders that lead to successful, sustainable, innovative, and quality educational online and distance programming;
    • Create and implement programmatic goals that are aligned with the schools’ and college’s mission and strategic plan;
    • Serve virtually on committees of the college, schools, and Faculty Senate.

    Operational:

    • Manage the daily operation of the academic program;
    • Set course schedules and faculty teaching schedules;
    • Evaluate faculty for annual reviews and promotion;
    • Advise the Deans of programmatic and budgetary needs;
    • Conduct regular program faculty meetings and provide minutes to the Deans and Provost as needed;
    • Coordinate faculty development to assure continuous improvement of engaging pedagogy for distance learning and effective use of LMS technology and other resources.

    Assessment/Effectiveness/Accreditation:

    • Coordinate and lead 5-year area program review as assigned by Dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and Dean of Distance Learning;
    • Collect, maintain, and analyze data for continued program accreditation approval.

    Recruitment/Retention:

    • Work cooperatively with program faculty and Admissions in recruiting new students to distance learning programs;
    • Support student persistence initiatives in cooperation with the Academic Coordinator for Distance Learning and staff of the Burton Center for Student Success;
    • Advise all program students in an accurate and timely manner;
    • Assure all program students have an academic plan;
    • Ensure program materials and communications are current and accurate (including annual update of catalog, website, promotional materials, etc.).

    Career Preparation/Internships:

    • In cooperation with the Director of Career and Life Planning, provide career preparation webinars, training opportunities, and other virtual supportive services related to career planning;
    • Ensure students have opportunity to register for College Central Access Network Arrange and ensure compliance of internships/clinical placements for the distance education program;
    • Maintain current records in terms of students’ location and location of internships/clinical placements;
    • Follow college and school policies and procedures for internships.

    Teaching:

    • The Coordinator will be required to teach six credit hours online per semester in their discipline as assigned. The successful candidate 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.

    Program Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with Admissions to form partnerships with community colleges and other interested stakeholders;
    • Develop articulation agreements with these stakeholders to facilitate transfer opportunities;
    • Create degree plans and guided pathways for transfer students and make these available to all stakeholders.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    1. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    2. Ability to work independently
    3. Ethical conduct
    4. Strong team member
    5. Interpersonal skills
    6. Innovation and vision
    7. Goal-oriented
    8. Entrepreneurial thinking

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    This position is remote.

    Physical Demands
    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. EST.

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

    Travel
    No travel required.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or related discipline.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills, and the ability to work independently and effectively in a remote environment with minimal supervision
    • Skilled in using Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, learning management systems, and teleconferencing technology.
    • At least 1 year teaching experience in online programs or other distance education programs.
    • At least 1 year experience in administrative duties in higher education.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Doctorate or terminal degree in Criminal Justice or related discipline.
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to consistently multi-task.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills, and the ability to work independently and effectively in a remote environment with minimal supervision.
    • Exceptional computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, learning management systems, and teleconferencing technology.
    • Familiarity with Brightspace LMS and Colleague are preferred.
    • 3+ years’ teaching experience in online programs or other distance education programs.
    • 3+ years’ experience in administrative duties in higher education.

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

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    Adjunct Faculty—School of Online Learning (Nursing)

    Date Posted: Thursday, Nov. 11
    Department: Academic Affairs
    Category: Exempt, remote

    Lees-McRae is a small, private, liberal arts college, located in the Appalachian region of the southeastern United States. The college is at an exciting time of growth in its online presence and online learning has been identified as a priority initiative in our 2030 INEXPRO Strategic Plan. Currently, the college offers seven undergraduate programs and one graduate program online. All online bachelor’s degrees are based on a 2+2 model and are designed to complete the last two years of the four-year degree. Online courses are offered during 16- and 8-week terms, depending on the program, and are asynchronous. Lees-McRae prides itself on small class sizes, highly qualified faculty with real-world experience, and an emphasis on experiential learning.  Our motto for online programs is to be “in, of, and for your community.”  As such, we prepare our graduates for successful and rewarding careers in which they can serve and elevate their own communities. 

    Summary/Objective
    Lees-McRae College offers term by term, non-tenured teaching appointments to qualified individuals who are dedicated to providing quality educational experiences to students in distance learning bachelor’s and master's degree programs. This part-time position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to work in a virtual, professional learning community wherein faculty contribute to and engage in instructional best practice for adult learners in an innovative, non-traditional university setting.

    Essential Functions 

    • Provide an online learning environment that supports student success.
    • Teach synchronous and/or asynchronous classes (8- or 16-week units) as assigned by school or program.
    • Maintain two virtual office hours per week for each course.
    • Ensure timely management of and response to electronic correspondence from students, administrators, and other school officials.
    • Provide regular and substantive feedback to students.
    • Initiate regular and substantive interaction with students.
    • Maintain an active instructor presence in the course.
    • Partner with the program director of online and distance learning Nursing to address student concerns.
    • Maintain and submit accurate and timely reports for student grades/progress.
    • Deliver mid-term and final grades in accordance with the academic calendar.
    • Enforce student conduct policies as outlined in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.
    • Attend university, departmental, and faculty meetings virtually as requested.
    • Remain current with trends, techniques, and advances in distance learning.
    • Perform additional duties as may be assigned.

    Competencies 

    1. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    2. Ability to work independently.
    3. Ethical and professional conduct.
    4. Strong team member.
    5. Interpersonal skills.
    6. Innovation and vision.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    This position is remote.

    Physical Demands
    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 part-time position.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience 

    • Master’s degree in Nursing.
    • 1-3 years' related teaching experience in online/distance learning at an institution of higher education.
    • Exceptional computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and teleconferencing technology. Experience with Brightspace Education software is preferred.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work effectively in a remote environment with minimal supervision.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Doctorate or terminal degree in Nursing with experience in Rural/Public Health.
    • 3 + years' related teaching experience in online/distance learning at an institution of higher education.
    • Exceptional computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and teleconferencing technology. Experience with Brightspace Education software is preferred.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work effectively in a remote environment with minimal supervision.

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

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    Adjunct Faculty—School of Online Learning (Criminal Justice, Education, Human Services)

    Lees-McRae is a small, private, liberal arts college, located in the Appalachian region of the southeastern United States. The college is at an exciting time of growth in its online presence and online learning has been identified as a priority initiative in our 2030 INEXPRO Strategic Plan. Currently, the college offers seven undergraduate programs and one graduate program online. All online bachelor’s degrees are based on a 2+2 model and are designed to complete the last two years of the four-year degree. Online courses are offered during 16- and 8-week terms, depending on the program, and are asynchronous. Lees-McRae prides itself on small class sizes, highly qualified faculty with real-world experience, and an emphasis on experiential learning. Our motto for online programs is to be “in, of, and for your community.” As such, we prepare our graduates for successful and rewarding careers in which they can serve and elevate their own communities.

    Summary/Objective
    Lees-McRae College offers term by term, non-tenured teaching appointments to qualified individuals who are dedicated to providing quality educational experiences to students in distance learning bachelor’s and master's degree programs. This part-time position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to work in a virtual, professional learning community wherein faculty contribute to and engage in instructional best practice for adult learners in an innovative, non-traditional university setting.

    Adjunct faculty are currently needed for the following disciplines:

    • Criminal Justice
    • Education
    • Human Services

    Essential Functions

    • Provide an online learning environment that supports student success
    • Teach synchronous and/or asynchronous classes (8- or 16-week units) as assigned by school or program
    • Maintain two virtual office hours per week for each course
    • Ensure timely management and response to electronic correspondence from students, administrators, and other school officials.
    • Provide regular and substantive feedback to students.
    • Initiate regular and substantive interaction with students.
    • Maintain an active instructor presence in the course.
    • Partner with the program coordinator to address student concerns.
    • Maintain and submit accurate and timely reports for student grades/progress.
    • Deliver mid-term and final grades in accordance with the academic calendar.
    • Enforce student conduct policies as outlined in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.
    • Attend university, departmental, and faculty meetings virtually as requested.
    • Remain current with trends, techniques, and advances in distance learning.
    • Perform additional duties as may be assigned.

    Competencies

    1. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    2. Ability to work independently.
    3. Ethical and professional conduct.
    4. Strong team member.
    5. Interpersonal skills.
    6. Innovation and vision.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    This position is remote.

    Physical Demands
    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 part-time position.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree in relevant field.
    • 1-3 years' related teaching experience in online/distance learning at an institution of higher education.
    • Exceptional computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and teleconferencing technology. Experience with Brightspace education software is preferred.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work effectively in a remote environment with minimal supervision.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Doctorate or terminal degree in relevant field.
    • 3 + years' related teaching experience in online/distance learning at an institution of higher education. 
    • Exceptional computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and teleconferencing technology. Experience with Brightspace education software is preferred.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work effectively in a remote environment with minimal supervision

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

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    Adjunct Faculty—School of Arts, Humanities, and Education

    Date Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 3
    Department: Academic Affairs
    Category: Faculty

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

    Adjunct faculty are currently needed for the following disciplines:

    • Spanish
      • Course: Elementary Spanish II

    Essential Functions

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

    Competencies

    • Communication Skills.
    • Ethical Conduct.
    • Teamwork Orientation.
    • 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 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 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

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

    Preferred Education and Experience

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

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

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    Adjunct Faculty—School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

    Date Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 3
    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:

    • Biology
      • Courses: Environmental Biology, Gen. Zoology Lab, General Biology, General Biology Lab
    • Math
      • Course: College Algebra

    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.

Staff Positions

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    Outdoor Recreation Management Van Driver

    Date Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 11
    Department: Outdoor Recreation
    Category:  Part Time

    This position is responsible for safe operation of Lees-McRae vans for the transportation needs of Outdoor Recreation Management.

    Essential Functions

    • Safely operate (drive) the van when scheduled.
    • Inspect the van prior to any scheduled trip (arrive 30 minutes before scheduled departure time).
    • Operate the van in a manner that puts safety above all other factors.
    • Maintain cleanliness of van 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 en route to 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
    This is a part-time position. Days can be weekday and/or weekend.

    Occasional overnights may be required

    Travel
    (See essential functions.)

    Required Education and Experience

    • 21 years of age or older.
    • Clean driving record.
    • Valid driver’s license.

    Preferred Education and Experience
    N/A

    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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    Senior Director of Residence Life and Housing

    Date posted: Tuesday, Dec. 14
    Department: Student Affairs
    Category: Full time

    The Senior Director of Residence Life and Housing is a full-time, live-on, 12-month administrator in the Office of Student Affairs The Senior Director of Residence Life and Housing serves as the administrator and educator for all functions of residence life and housing. In this role the Senior Director of Residence Life and Housing is expected to build a robust and engaging residence life experience. The program will focus on best practices and assessment to continue improving the program. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

    Essential Functions
    Residence Life

    • Focuses on building strong team dynamics amongst both Resident Life Coordinators and Resident Assistants that allows for customer service and active engagement.
    • Builds strong training plans for Resident Life Coordinators and Resident Assistants based on best practices in the field and CAS standards.
    • Oversees all trainings for residence life staff to ensure the program continues building on professional and interpersonal skills.
    • Actively seeks engagement opportunities for residential staff with students. Create intentional communities in all housing areas across campus.
    • Develops programming based on student wellness and community needs.
    • Oversees and envisions programming in the residence halls that meets the evolving needs of our student population.
    • Conducts semesterly assessments with residence life staff to address additional training needs.

    Housing

    • Maintains current room rosters, maintenance requests, and building needs.
    • Oversees all Residence Life programs to contribute to the development of services and strategies for the retention of students.
    • Assists students with roommate issues including conflict resolution and mediation.
    • Maintains proper records of building safety and fire inspections as well as the daily rounds of the Residence Life Staff.

    Conduct

    • Oversees the management of conduct hearings and conduct panels as appropriate, offering appropriate judicial training to conduct panel volunteers
    • Manages conduct data in the Maxient software program
    • Implements and carries out the policies of the Lees-McRae Student Handbook; propose revisions as appropriate; track completion of sanctions and community service.

    Strategic Leadership

    • Researches relevant professional Residence Life programs and common practices continually to maintain effectiveness and implement strategies that could be used in the retention of students.

    Policies and Procedures of the Student Affairs Office

    • Implements and carries out the policies of the Lees-McRae Student Handbook.
    • Consults and works closely with the Director of Counseling Services, Campus Police and Security, the Executive Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator and the Vice President for Student Affairs about students of concern.

    Budget Management

    • Maintains the budget areas of Residence Life and Housing and justify any expenses therein as expenses that are feasible/necessary to carrying out the mission and goals of the Student Affairs Office and of the College.
    • Maintains, plans, projects, and prepares budgetary needs in conjunction with Residence Life and Housing to enhance and uniquely establish the overall experience for the Lees-McRae College student.
    • Works closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs to ensure budgetary policies and guidelines are followed.

    Personnel

    • Recruits, hires, and trains all Resident Life Coordinators and Resident Assistants.
    • Meets weekly with individual Resident Life Coordinators to ensure Residence Life policies and procedures are being carried out effectively throughout the campus.
    • Teaches the Resident Assistant Leadership Class SSC-111 in the Fall and SSC-112 in the Spring.

    Collaboration

    • Works with Student Affairs staff on shared events like but not limited to Mountain Day of Service, Exam Breakfast, Student Appreciation Week, Orientation, Open House, Baccalaureate, Commencement.
    • Collaborates with Campus Life and Athletics to assist in getting students actively engaged in their campus community.
    • Collaborates with the Executive Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator.
    • Works with Campus Police and Security to ensure the campus remains safe and that concerns are dealt with when they arise.
    • Works with Admissions on creating and maintaining showrooms.
    • Works with conferencing and events in preparation of and during summer months.
    • Serves as primary contact with Aramark facilities staff for all residence hall needs.
    • Attends monthly Aramark facilities meetings.
    • Serves on other campus committees as assigned.

    Office Management

    • Manages input of data and continued updates with The Housing Director (aka THD).
    • Will serve as on-site THD expert and will host trainings for students, campus safety and security, and residence life staff.
    • General administrative housing duties including, but not limited to, parent/student phone calls (inquiries, complaints, concerns, etc.), parent/student emails. These duties require prompt and thorough response in order to positively represent the College.

    Additional Duties

    • Serves in the senior on-call capacity to respond to incidents on campus.
    • Provides training for SAO on-call as well as building semesterly duty schedule.
    • Oversees all pet registration and leads Pet Council.
    • Coordinates approval process for Emotional Support Animals with Coordinator of Accessibility Services.
    • Participates in other programs and projects as assigned.

    Competencies

    • “Student First” approach in regard to all aspects of service at Lees-McRae College.
    • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
    • Knowledge of legal issues in higher education, student development theory and practice, and trends in higher education.
    • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations and to be proactive in difficult circumstances.
    • Teamwork orientation
    • Thoroughness
    • Responsiveness
    • Excellent time management
    • Maxient Reporting System
    • Ellucian Colleague
    • Adirondack Solutions THD

    Supervisory Responsibility
    Supervises professional staff and work-study students, as needed.

    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. Ability to serve as one of the 24-hour “on-call” staff members in Student Affairs.

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

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree in Student Development or related field required.
    • Professional Experience in Housing and/or Residence Life.
    • Experience as a Resident Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Resident Director, or similar live-in position.
    • Demonstrated experience with supervision of diverse student staff/teams.
    • Experience creating, implementing, and assessing a residential curricular model.
    • Experience with supporting student mental health, crisis response, and/or experience on-call student conduct administration.
    • History of working collaboratively and effectively with students, staff, faculty administrators, and contracted groups.
    • Ability to supervise student and professional staff.

    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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    Residence Life Coordinator for Housing Operations

    Date Posted: Tuesday, Dec. 7
    Department: Office of Student Affairs
    Category: Full time

    The Residence Life Coordinator for Housing Operations (RLC) is a full-time, live-in 12-month administrator in the Office of Student Affairs who is responsible for the student quality of living in residential communities at Lees-McRae College. The RLC for Housing Operations provides leadership and care for a residential area of campus while overseeing functional areas for housing assignments, summer operations, and the Lees-McRae pet program.  Essential functions include direct supervision for a team of Resident Assistants, support for student learning and development, residential program development and implementation, administration and building management, crisis management, and student support services. Complementing the academic mission of the college and the Compass residential curriculum, the RLC will educate students in academic success strategies, behaviors for responsible members of our campus community, and skill development for sustainable living that cares for our Appalachia home. The position requires significant evening and weekend commitment. The RLC is to be a highly visible and accessible staff member to our Bobcat community. The RLC of Housing Operations reports to the Director of Residence Life and receives professional development through ACUHO-I competencies.

    Essential Functions

    Residential Education

    • Develop programming that serves the goals of the Compass residential curriculum and promotes academic, personal, and professional success for students.
    • Assist the Director of Residence Life in care and early alert case management for residential students’ academic success and retention.
    • Supervise, train, and evaluate Lees-McRae College Resident Assistant staff.
    • Lead weekly staff meetings and facilitate 1:1 meetings with Resident Assistants.
    • Assist with Resident Assistant recruitment and selection programs.
    • Assist with BASECAMP: The Resident Assistant Conference summer and winter training schedules, session content, and assessment.
    • Develop training materials for the Resident Assistant staff including staff expectations, crisis manuals, program lesson plans, and more.
    • Develop events and residential programming that promote personal growth, community building, student advising, academic success, and sense of belonging.
    • Facilitate educational conversations and provide accountability as a conduct hearing officer.
    • Co-teach the Resident Assistant Leadership Class in the fall semester.

    Occupancy Management and Assignments

    • Maintain current room rosters and waitlists in Adirondack Solutions software.
    • Facilitate the room selection process for returning, new, and transfer students.
    • Oversee parking pass assignments through the C-Park program in Adirondack Solutions Software.
    • Assign spaces for students with accommodations as identified by campus partners and the Director of Residence Life.
    • Assist the Director of Residence Life in occupancy management for ADA needs, emotional support and service animals, gender inclusive housing, and more.
    • Assign spaces for students who participate in the pet program as identified by the Director of Residence Life.
    • Collaborate with the registrar and bursar for assignment needs, housing charges, and data management.
    • Facilitate conflict resolution and mediation for students with roommate disagreements.
    • Oversee summer school housing and programs alongside events and conferences.

    Crisis Response and Facilities Management

    • Serve in on-call rotations to respond to incidents on campus.
    • Consult and work closely with the CARE Team to serve students of concern.
    • Serve on the Campus Safety Team, Aramark Facilities meetings, and other campus committees as identified.
    • Communicate with facilities staff for maintenance requests and building upkeep needs.
    • Conduct regular walkthrough/inspections of buildings.
    • Facilitate monthly health and safety inspections with the Resident Assistant staff.

    Marketing and Communications

    • Maintain a current website with Lees-McRae Communications staff as it relates to residence halls and community types, amenities, room dimensions, and other descriptions.
    • Provide expectations, instructions, and guides for the Move-In Experience on the Residence Life website with Lees-McRae Communications
    • Work with the Lees-McRae Communications team to provide comprehensive instructions and education for the Housing Selection Process.
    • Collaborate with Admissions to create visual aids of showrooms on the Lees-McRae website.
    • Oversee the Lees-McRae Residence Life social media accounts.

    Administration and Budget Management

    • Maintain the budget areas for residence hall programming and Resident Assistant purchases.
    • Assist the Director of Residence Life with timely office communications including student/parent phone calls and emails.
    • Work with Student Affairs staff on shared events including, but not limited to, Mountain Day of Service, Exam Breakfast, Student Appreciation Week, Orientation, Open House, and Commencement.
    • Create and maintain showrooms with Admissions.
    • Participate in other programs and projects as assigned.
    • Seek ongoing professional development in areas of Residence Life, equity and inclusion, and ethical leadership.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    Supervises Resident Assistant student leader staff.

    Work Environment
    Normal office environment with comfortable physical conditions.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties 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, 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Ability to serve as the 24-hour “on-call” staff member. Periodic evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ related experience.
    • Experience working in a higher education setting.
    • Proven track record of increased responsibility in the role.
    • History of working collaboratively and effectively with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and contracted groups.
    • Ability to supervise student staff.
    • Valid driver’s license required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Student Personnel Services or related field.
    • Prior residence hall experience preferred.
    • Teaching experience preferred.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list 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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    Admissions Counselor

    Date Posted: Friday, Dec. 3
    Department: Undergraduate Admissions / Enrollment Management
    Category: Exempt

    Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor is a professional member of the enrollment team who conducts and manages recruitment, admission processes, and operations as it relates to total enrollment. The Admissions Counselor represents Lees-McRae College to prospective students and organizations and works to increase inquiries and convert applications into enrolled students. The successful Admissions Counselor exhibits superior customer service skills and professionalism throughout daily interactions and communications with students including interviews, phone calls, emails, and information sessions. The Admissions Counselor creates and implements recruitment strategies to reach prospective students through events, referrals, online, and print communications, and outreach to businesses and organizations, as well as manages recruitment activities in targeted initiatives. The Admissions Counselor also reviews applications for admission, making admission decisions and awarding academic merit scholarships. The successful candidate will also conduct information sessions for prospective students and families. The Admissions Counselor must demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, students, alumni, administrators, and staff.  

    Essential Functions

    • Evaluate admission applications and make admission decisions or recommendations in a timely fashion.
    • Award academic merit scholarships at the time of admission.
    • Manage a geographic territory and handle budget, including making multiple fiscal decisions, for that territory.
    • Manage all activities related to prospective students, applicants, school districts, and colleges from a specific territory/population.
    • Attend regional and national college fairs.
    • Report on recruitment initiatives, including tracking of inquiries, applications, follow-up contacts, campus visits, etc. that allow for the analysis of strategies.
    • Extensively follow up by maintaining phone, email, written, and personal contact with prospective students, families, and school personnel.
    • Conduct prospective student interviews and information sessions for all populations.
    • Provide tours of campus if needed.
    • Promptly respond to phone calls, email, and inquires.
    • Manage application flow.
    • Work closely with financial aid and other offices on campus to provide information students need to convert acceptances to enrollments.
    • Participate in extensive travel: visit up to 100 high schools and attend college fairs (both in and out of state); attend special programs to talk with prospects, families, high school counselors, independent counselors, and school administrations about the college’s programs and offerings.
    • Coordinate special projects as assigned.
    • Provide back-up counseling for financial aid as needed.
    • Assist in the writing and editing of enrollment materials.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    1. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    2. Ability to work independently
    3. Must be able to work as a member of a team
    4. Detailed-oriented
    5. Goal-oriented

    Work Environment
    Office in a professional environment in addition to travel that includes driving to and attending events at high schools, colleges, and other venues. 

    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 50 pounds. 

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. A flexible work schedule that will include days, evenings, and some weekends is required. Extensive travel during high recruitment periods. When not traveling, typical work hours vary from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, with weekend hours as needed to cover campus visits and college fairs.

    Travel
    Extensive travel is required at certain times of the year. Both in-state and out-of-state travel is required.

    Required Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s degree is required. Recruiting, management, sales, and/or knowledge of higher education required. Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Well-developed presentation skills are required. Outstanding customer and quality service skills are essential. Familiarity with MS Office Suite, social media platforms, and marketing. Ability to build relationships with students and determine the correct program fit for the students’ educational, career, and personal goals. Ability to multi-task in a high-energy environment is necessary. 

    Preferred Education and Experience
    Experience with Salesforce and/or another CRM is preferred. 
     

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    Assistant Registrar

    Date Posted: Friday, Dec. 3
    Department:  Academic Affairs
    Category: Non-Exempt

    This 12-month position shares responsibility for creating, maintaining integrity of, archiving, and distributing academic records; assures compliance with academic policies and external agency requirements; assists with degree and graduation audits and Commencement. The Assistant Registrar reports directly to the Registrar.

    Essential Functions

    Registration

    • Course Scheduling: Assist Registrar, Deans, Program Coordinators/Directors to create and troubleshoot schedules and to set exam schedule.
    • Colleague: Work with administrative computing to troubleshoot and research solutions for various Colleague-related problems.
    • Montibus: Help to troubleshoot problems with Montibus for faculty and students.

    Student Records

    • Integrity: Ensure integrity of academic records.
    • Grades: Work with Registrar to see that midterm and final grades are received, entered, and published in Montibus.
    • Transcripts: Work with Administrative Assistant to the Provost as needed to fulfill transcript requests.
    • Transcript Evaluation and Data Entry: Work closely with the Registrar on credit transfer for incoming students; review and sign off on transcript evaluations for main campus transfers and distance learning students.
    • Course Substitutions and Waivers: Coordinate with the Deans and Program Coordinators/Directors to determine appropriate course substitutions and waivers for main and extended campuses.
    • Graduation Audits: Assist Registrar with junior and senior audits to verify academic progress and graduation eligibility.
    • Enrollment Verification: Provide enrollment verification information to students, parents, loan agencies, potential employees through personal phone calls, letters, and completion of forms, etc.

    Academic Policies

    • Curriculum: Assure that curriculum and policy changes are reflected in each year’s College Catalog and in Colleague.
    • Academic Standing: Assist with end of semester processes to include evaluation of student standing and notifications to students.
    • Veterans Affairs: Serve as the primary liaison to ensure compliance with Veterans Affairs regulations.
    • Student/Parent/Faculty/Staff Relationships: Meet with students, parents, and faculty and staff on academic policies and procedures.
    • Extended Campus: Assist in the development of and maintain campus curriculum articulation agreements.

    Commencement

    • Commencement: Assist Registrar with oversight and planning for Commencement.

    Other

    • Regulations: Remain current in registration and records requirements of the Higher Education Act (HEA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and SACS-COC.
    • Best Practices: Remain current in best practices for registration and records in higher education.
    • Special Assignments: Oversee other projects as assigned by the Registrar and/or Provost.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    1. Excellent communication skills.
    2. Knowledge of academic policies.
    3. Ability to effectively supervise staff members.
    4. Understanding of databases.
    5. Knowledge of international education issues.
    6. Understanding of college curricula and advising.
    7. Demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    8. Ability to analyze enrollment data and trends.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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

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

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

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 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

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Minimal of three years’ experience in higher education administration, working with academic policies and procedures.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree.
    • Experience with Colleague/Datatel student information 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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    Campus Police Officer

    Date Posted: Friday, Dec. 3 
    Department:
    Office of Campus Safety and Security
    Category: Full time, non-exempt

    Performs a wide variety of law enforcement functions, including but not limited to campus patrol and security, crime prevention, 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 judgement and training to resolve various law enforcement scenarios within a diverse community.
    • Responds 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 
    • Prepares 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 and take corrective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards to persons or college property.
    • Monitors police and fire department radio channels and emergency phone lines and respond to calls for service in a timely manner.
    • Performs 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 climb ladders.
    • Occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
    • 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 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 the 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 clear 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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    Campus Security Officer (Part-Time)

    Date Posted: Friday, Dec. 3
    Department:
    Office of Campus Safety and Security
    Category: Non-Exempt

    This position strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for the students, employees, and visitors of the College through systematic monitoring of the campus grounds and buildings. 

    Essential Functions

    • Provide excellent customer service through proactive interaction with the staff, students, guests, and visitors.
    • Patrol campus property on foot and by vehicle to identify hazardous conditions and take corrective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards to persons or college property.
    • Respond to calls for service in a timely manner. Monitor police and fire department radio channels and emergency phone lines.
    • Respond to emergency situations providing basic first aid, and alerting additional police or emergency personnel, as appropriate.
    • Lock and unlock buildings at specified times; provide crowd control at special events as required.
    • Prepare written reports, collect evidence, and gather victim/witness statements of criminal acts or violations of college policy.
    • Perform traffic control duties including issuing parking citations and motorist assistance.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no 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 climb ladders.
    • Occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds
    • Stay calm in stressful or emergency situations.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience 

    1. High school diploma or GED.
    2. Clear criminal background check.
    3. Valid NC driver’s license.
    4. Neat and professional appearance.
    5. Computer skills (Microsoft Word/Excel).
    6. Ability to tactfully enforce rules and regulations by using independent judgment within established guidelines.
    7. Security and/or law enforcement experience.
    8. Ability to regularly work rotating evening, weekend, and holiday shifts as required.
    9. Ability to work overtime as required.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Associate degree in Criminal Justice or related field.
    2. Prior law enforcement or security training.
    3. CPR, First Aid, AED Training/Certification

    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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    Executive Assistant to the President

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

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

    Essential Functions

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

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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

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

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

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

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

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

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

    Three to five years executive-level support experience.

    Preferred Experience
    Work experience in a college-setting.

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

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