Available Positions

Faculty Positions

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    Academic Support Coordinator (Grant Funded – Time Limited Position)

    Location: May School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Supervisor: Dean, May School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Start Date: Fall 2019
    Position type: Part Time

    Position Summary

    The Academic Support Coordinator will be responsible for providing nursing-specific content support and mentorship to help manage the more high-risk students to fill the achievement gap for the NCLEX-RN pass rates.  This position will also participate in classroom and clinical rotation as needed and play an integral role in monitoring the on-boarding of adjunct and full-time faculty to ensure consistency in outcomes. 

    Key Job Responsibilities

    Identifying, planning, mentoring, and evaluation of high risk student program:

    • Collaborates with LMC Admissions and Registrar to identify high risk students as determined by TEAS entrance scores and other factors that may influence student performance.
    • Collaborates with MSONHS faculty and leadership to identify high risk students using course grades, clinical performance, and ATI data.
    • Develops a plan for each high risk student in collaboration with MSONHS leadership and faculty that includes core knowledge deficits and remediation.
    • Reports student progress to the MSONHS Progression Committee at regular intervals beginning in the Fall of the Junior year.
    • Provides group and one-to-one student mentoring as needed.
    • Coordinates peer and faculty mentoring program for appropriate students.
    • Analyzes student NCLEX competencies through analysis of questions, testing strategies, and remediation as needed.
    • Utilizes ATI proctored assessment metrics throughout the program as feedback to determine effectiveness of remediation plans.

    Faculty onboarding:

    • Develops and maintains a faculty onboarding and orientation program
    • Ensure that new faculty are onboarded through a consistent orientation plan that includes all aspects of program requirements and outcomes
    • Evaluates effectiveness of onboarding through faculty annual performance reviews and faculty feedback
    • Provides mentorship for faculty new to teaching as needed or directed.

    Teaching:  Courses (NUR 456 for example) and clinical rotations, as needed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • A Masters degree in nursing from an accredited college or university is preferred.
    • A current NC nursing license.
    • A minimum of two years of experience teaching in a Pre-licensure nursing program.
    • A minimum of three years of experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care.
    • 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 May School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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    Adjunct Faculty (Multiple Positions)

    Division: Office of Academic Affairs

    Reports to: Provost and Dean of Faculty

    Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple adjunct positions. Adjunct faculties are hired to provide quality learning experiences to traditional students as well as adult learners, depending on the program for which candidates are hired.

    Positions Available: Adjunct faculties are needed for the following disciplines:

    • Business Management and Accounting
    • Development Education
    • Foreign Language: French and Chinese
    • Humanities: General Arts and Humanities courses, Literature (American and British)
    • Performing Arts: Acting, Voice and appreciation courses (Theater & Performing Arts); Dance; Costume Designer/Builder
    • Physical Education
    • Rhetoric I and II (English Composition and Public Speaking)
    • Science: Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Biology, Human Biology and Wildlife Biology
    • Social Science: Psychology and Sociology
    • Sport Administration

    General Responsibilities: The categories listed below constitute the expectations for the adjunct faculty member. These responsibilities will be assessed utilizing student evaluations, classroom observations by thesupervisor, and the supervisor’s formative and summative evaluations. Specifically, the adjunct will:

    1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or division.
    2. Develop course syllabi according to the standards provided;
    3. Distribute and review the course syllabus in the first week of classes.
    4. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning;
    5. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practices in the assigned academic program or department;
    6. Remain abreast of developments and practices his/her professional content area(s);
    7. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned;
    8. Acquire materials and supplies to deliver quality instruction, and be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of mid-term and final grades.

    Skills Required: Course and syllabi development, current pedagogical knowledge and practices, MS Office, cooperative and active learning strategies, writing for learning, communication skill (verbal, written and interpersonal), and problem-solving.

    Minimum Degree: Ph.D. in specified field preferred. Master’s degree in specified field considered with a minimal of 18 graduate credit hours in each area taught. Educational background and work experience which meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and Lees-McRae College required.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately.

    Start Date: Varies depending on course rotation schedule and enrollment demands

    Method of Application: Submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and a list of three references with complete contact information using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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Staff Positions

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    Education Administrative Assistant

    • Reports to the Director of Education.
    • Serves as recording secretary for the Teacher Education Committee and the Department of Education.
    • Serves as Administrator/Developer of the TaskStream Electronic Portfolio, including Teacher Candidate Portfolio, Common Assignments Portfolios, and Dispositions for all Teacher Education programs (4 sites, 4 programs). Only one person in a department may hold this title (per TaskStream regulations). This requires construction of folios for each teacher candidate in each of the areas we track both to meet state requirements (Teacher Candidate Portfolio), and accreditation requirements (Common Assignments, Dispositions). Uploading and scoring of artifacts must be tracked on a regular basis to ensure compliance and accurate reporting. This information is also used for Institutional Reporting for Annual Program Review and Three-Year Program Review.

    Essential Functions

    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 step-out, mainly due to not passing Praxis Core before deadline dates
    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.
    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 division (accreditation fees, organizational dues, payment to cooperating teachers, travel expenses, etc.).
    8. Maintaining and monitoring spreadsheets of all declared education majors (EE, SPED, and TAE) with contact information
    9. Tracking 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 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).
    27. Preparation of awards for extended campus candidates.
    28. Maintaining inventory of department properties.
    29. Oversees pickup and delivery of division mail.
    30. Laminates materials for teacher candidates and for other areas of campus as needed throughout the year.
    31. Provides mentoring, advising and support for students on a daily basis.

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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

    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.

    Travel
    No travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience
    [Indicate education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. See examples below.]

    1. High School Diploma
    2. Prior experience in an office environment

    Preferred Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s Degree

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    Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

    The Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid is responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid. This position reports directly to the President, and participates in institutional decision-making and advising as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

    Essential Functions

    Admissions

    • Develops, implements, and evaluates innovative strategies for the recruitment and admission of students to grow main campus, online, and graduate student enrollment
    • Leverages modern information technology solutions, including a Customer Relationship Management system (“CRM”), to reach and track potential students.
    • Coordinates market research and ongoing database management programs, while constantly reviewing and analyzing the effectiveness of all phases of the operation and making timely adjustments when necessary.
    • Provides direction to the Director of Admissions in the areas of recruitment, admission policies, admissions communications, campus tours and events, work study management, Order of the Tower and database management.
    • Mentors and develops admissions staff, coaches, faculty, and others who serve recruiting functions to be aggressive and articulate recruiters for the College.
    • Fosters collaboration between the athletics department and the admissions and financial aid departments to assist in achieving recruiting goals.
    • Works closely with the Office of Marketing and Communications to implement a personalized communication plan to potential students that supports the institutional brand, enhances visibility in the marketplace, and drives enrollment.
    • Implements and enhances robust initiatives that capitalize on transfer students from regional community colleges and other universities.
    • Promotes cooperative relations with the community, the general public, other colleges, community colleges, and elementary, middle and secondary schools
    • Selects and holds accountable external partners who advise the College on recruitment search strategies and financial aid implementation.
    • Ensures that the Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid follow evolving best practices for small college admissions and implements best practices consistently and fully.
    • Works collaboratively with the admissions staff and Office of Marketing & Communications to develop print materials, social media strategies, digital marketing initiatives and a strong online presence to attract prospective students.
    • Works collaboratively with the Director of Admissions, the Office of Student Affairs and Director of the Burton Center for Student Success to plan and implement spring, summer and fall orientation programs.
    • Works collaboratively with the Provost and President’s Cabinet to monitor and positively impact student retention.
    • Works in conjunction with the Provost and Academic Deans to develop and implement recruitment strategies for online programs
    • Works in conjunction with the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs to develop and forecast tuition revenue expectancies during each budget cycle.
    • Prepares and administers management of the assigned departmental budgets.
    • Participates in and encourages staff engagement in professional organizations, including but not limited to NACAC, CACRAO, SACRAO, SACAC and NCASFA.
    • Serves as an ex-officio member of the Enrollment Management Committee of the College Board of Trustees.
    • Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the President.
    • Travels as needed to represent the College.

    Financial Aid

    • Works closely with the Director of Financial Aid and Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs to ensure aid optimization to drive net revenue per student with an understanding of Return on Investment (ROI).
    • Provides direction to the Director of Financial Aid in the areas of financial aid awarding, reporting, and proper control procedures as established by the College’s auditing firm, discount management and endowed scholarship management.
    • Oversees the awarding of all financial aid funds based on the guidelines established by the federal and state agencies as well as those established by the College.
    • Works strategically with the President, Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs, Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports and Director of Financial Aid to set overall unfunded tuition discount budget goals and is accountable for meeting the designated goals.
    • Works collaboratively with the President, Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports, Director of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid to determine annual roster goals and athletic scholarship budgets.
    • Works collaboratively with the Vice President of Advancement to manage the College’s endowed scholarship program by ensuring that all available funded scholarships are used to their fullest potential.
    • Ensures that external financial aid partners are accountable to best practices for the College.
    • Oversees the submission of all federal and state reports pertaining to the Office of Financial Aid.
    • Works with the Director of Financial Aid and Office of Marketing and Communications to produce financial aid print materials and forms.
    • Prepares and administers management of the assigned budget.

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    Directly supervises exempt and non-exempt staff.

    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. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    Ability to travel will be required.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in business, higher education, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
    2. Five years’ progressive management experience within enrollment management, admissions, and financial aid. Experience in establishing and successfully implementing goals with a proven record of accountability.
    3. Excellent leadership and supervisory experience with the proven ability to inspire, motivate and lead a hardworking, energetic team of enrollment professionals.
    4. Experience with Ellucian Colleague or similar student database system.
    5. Experience with Salesforce or related CRM software

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Master’s degree in Business, Higher Education Administration or related field
    2. Experience with a small, rural, tuition-driven institution

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    Campus Security Officer (Part-Time)

    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, 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 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 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. Associates 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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    Volunteer Track & Field Coach – Combined Events

    Lees-McRae College, a NCAA Division II institution and member of Conference Carolinas, in Banner Elk, NC, is seeking volunteers for a Volunteer Track & Field Coach to work with combined event athletes. Throws/Javelin experience preferred.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    Assist the Head Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Coach in the following areas:

    • Coaching the Combined Events/Throws group 3-4 afternoons per week and at Saturday competitions During the Indoor and Outdoor Seasons.
    • Awareness and compliance with all NCAA and CCA rules and regulations where applicable.
    • Understanding of first aid procedures.
    • Attendance at meetings as necessary.
    Background check will be conducted.

    To Express Interest
    Send a cover letter and resume to: johnstond@lmc.edu
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    Bus Driver

    Drivers who hold a Class B Commercial Driver’s License are needed to assist with transporting the collegiate athletic teams to various locations. 

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For additional information about benefits for employees at Lees-McRae College, please email Mary Furst, director of human resources and benefits administration, at furstm@lmc.edu.