Career Opportunities

Lees-McRae College welcomes your interest in our opportunities and strives to attract top candidates for employment. 

Lees-McRae is a private liberal arts college offering diverse academic degrees, strong athletic programs, and an outstanding faculty. The college also offers online programs and degree-completion opportunities in surrounding communities to nontraditional learners. All academic programs incorporate a broad core curriculum, field-specific career preparation, and experiential learning with an emphasis in leadership and service.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, at an elevation of 4000’, and situated between the two resorts of Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain, the college’s close proximity to the Town of Banner Elk (population 1,019) and surrounding area provides an excellent quality of life. 

The college employs more than 150 full-time and 250 part-time faculty and staff, who enjoy a unique culture of higher education while working together to support our mission and values. Learn more

Employee Benefits
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    Full-time Faculty

    Lees-McRae College is pleased to offer the following benefits package.


    Medical
    Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO and EPO medical plan options are offered by the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church. Additionally, Call to Health, a program that provides incentives to employees and spouses for well-being activities, offers a reduction in the annual deductible rates and gift card for participants.

    Dental
    Aetna Dental offers a large in-network of participating dentists, an annual maximum benefit of $2,000, and orthodontia benefit for children 18 or younger.

    Vision
    The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church offers a voluntary vision eyewear program that provides the opportunity to acquire eyeglasses, contacts, and more at a discounted cost. All employees, whether a medical plan participant or not, will be able to select this benefit. The plan does not include an annual exam, as our medical plan already provides this coverage.

    Life and Disability
    The college offers employer paid life insurance coverage up to one times your annual base salary or a $150,000 maximum benefit, as well as employer paid long-term disability coverage. Employees may also select optional employee paid voluntary life coverage through MetLife.

    Flexible Spending Account
    Salary Reduction Program for medical or dependent care eligible expenses. (Employee deductions on a pre-tax basis)

    Retirement Benefits
    The supplemental retirement plan is available to all full-time employees upon hire. After one year of employment, the College will match up to 5% of the employee’s gross salary contribution to the plan. The eligibility period may be waived for employees with prior creditable year of service.

    Tuition Waiver Benefits
    Tuition only waiver benefits for undergraduate credit classes at Lees-McRae College are available for active full-time employees and their legal dependents. Employees are eligible for this benefit upon date of hire; however, a one year waiting period must be met before the legal dependents are eligible to participate in the program.

    Tuition Exchange Program for Dependent Children
    The college participates in the Tuition Exchange Inc. tuition exchange program. Dependent children of full-time staff may be eligible to participate.

    First Friday and Discounted Meal Plan
    Faculty and staff are invited on the first Friday of each month for lunch in the dining hall to dine for free. Other meal plan discounts are available.

    Direct Deposit
    All employees are required to be paid by direct deposit.

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    Full-time Staff

    Lees-McRae College is pleased to offer the following benefits package.


    Medical
    Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO and EPO medical plan options are offered by the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church. Additionally, Call to Health, a program that provides incentives to employees and spouses for well-being activities, offers a reduction in the annual deductible rates.

    Dental
    Aetna Dental offers a large in-network of participating dentists, an annual benefit maximum of $2,000, and orthodontia benefit for children 18 or younger.

    Vision
    The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church offers a voluntary vision eyewear program that provides the opportunity to acquire eyeglasses, contacts, and more at a discounted cost. All employees, whether a medical plan participant or not, will be able to select this benefit. The plan does not include an annual exam, as our medical plan already provides this coverage.

    Life and Disability
    The college offers employer paid life insurance coverage up to one times your annual base salary or a $150,000 maximum benefit, as well as employer paid long-term disability coverage. Employees may also select optional employee paid voluntary life coverage through MetLife.

    Flexible Spending Account
    Salary Reduction Program for medical or dependent care eligible expenses. (Employee deductions on a pre-tax basis)

    Retirement Benefits
    The supplemental retirement plan is available to all full-time employees upon hire. After one year of employment, the College will match up to 5% of the employee’s gross salary contribution to the plan. The eligibility period may be waived for employees with prior creditable year of service.

    Paid Vacation
    Full-time staff who work regular business days through out a calendar year rather than the academic calendar year accrue 3.07 hours of vacation leave per pay cycle, or 80 hours annually. Additional days are added for years of service.

    Paid Sick Leave
    All full-time staff accrue 8 hours of paid sick time per month.

    Paid Personal Leave
    All full-time staff receive 4 paid personal leave days per fiscal year.

    Paid Holidays
    All full-time staff receive 11 days of paid holiday time annually.

    College-Closed Paid Time Off
    All full-time staff receive a minimum of 10 additional days of paid administrative leave each year during Winter break, revised summer schedule, and paid leave when the college is closed due to inclement weather.

    Tuition Waiver Benefits
    Tuition only waiver benefits for undergraduate credit classes at Lees-McRae College are available for active full-time employees and their legal dependents. Employees are eligible for this benefit upon date of hire; however, a one year waiting period must be met before the legal dependents are eligible to participate in the program.

    Tuition Exchange Program for Dependent Children
    The college participates in the Tuition Exchange Inc. tuition exchange program. Dependent children of full-time staff may be eligible to participate.

    First Friday and Discounted Meal Plan
    Faculty and staff are invited on the first Friday of each month for lunch in the dining hall to dine for free. Other meal plan discounts are available.

    Direct Deposit
    All employees are required to be paid by direct deposit.

College Employment Policies

Lees-McRae is an equal opportunity employer that adheres to a non-discrimination policy and recognizes its responsibility to create and maintain an environment that affirms diversity.

Our Mountain Home

Banner Elk hosts concerts, markets, and community events throughout the year and who can forget the famous Woolly Worm Festival! Just miles from campus, take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit nearby towns such as Boone, Blowing Rock, and Linville.

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