Available Positions

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 (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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    FORUM Coordinator (Part-Time)

    Department: Events and Meetings
    Category: Non-Exempt

    This part-time position coordinates all administrative duties required for the successful operation of the annual FORUM summer series. The FORUM summer series brings stimulating cultural programs to Banner Elk and it is a joint effort of Lees-McRae College and community residents. There are eight programs annually, and performers have included speakers, vocalists, big band music, chamber ensembles, pianists, dance, and drama. 

    The role requires flexibility, as the schedule and demands fluctuate depending on the needs of the program. FORUM performances are held Monday evenings during the months of June, July, and August, and the incumbent is required to work at all performances. Additional peak periods include September and intermittently January through May.

    The role also requires outstanding people skills, as this position works closely with a variety of individuals including vendors, entertainers, Lees-McRae College staff, board members, donors, students, and community members.

     

    Essential Functions

    • Provide administrative support to the FORUM Board of Directors. Duties include compiling information for meeting, arranging for meeting space and refreshments, e-mailing meeting notices, taking minutes, etc.
    • Work under the direction of the FORUM Board President and reports to the Lees-McRae College Director of Events and Meetings
    • Work with Lees-McRae College Communications staff to obtain print and digital materials including programs, posters, tickets, and weekly post-performance surveys
    • Utilize Colleague software to ensure Patron information is accurate and up to date
    • Coordinate with entertainers and/or agent representative to complete contracts
    • Ensure needs for entertainers are met, including, but not limited to, technical needs, meals, snacks, and housing
    • Coordinate with vendors for meals, housing, piano tuning, and other services as needed
    • Maintain adequate office supplies, including FORUM letterhead and envelopes
    • Complete several mailings throughout the year, including annual renewal letters, letters from the President, tickets, and letters to potential Patrons
    • Maintain a list of all FORUM monies received and any special requests from Patrons
    • Ensure Centurion Patrons receive parking passes and reserved seating
    • Requisition checks from the Lees-McRae College Business Office as required
    • Design and update various materials, including tickets, programs, newsletters, weekly PowerPoint presentations for FORUM events, and program inserts
    • Sell guest tickets at FORUM events and help sell materials for performers during intermission and after performances when requested
    • Respond to Patron inquiries in a timely and appropriate manner
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Competencies

    • Outstanding people skills
    • Proven office management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Ability to manage several projects at once as well as multi-phase projects
    • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality


    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    Most work is conducted in a normal office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise, and the like. Occasionally, there is work in various environments, including occasional adverse outdoor conditions such as 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.

    • Ability to work 12+ hour shifts on FORUM performance days.
    • Employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
    • Frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a 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. Computer skills (Microsoft Word/Excel)
    4. Ability to work Mondays (days and nights) in June, July, and August

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Associates degree (or higher) in business administration, nonprofit management, or theater arts
    2. Experience working with a supervisory board
    3. Experience working with performing arts productions, including ticket sales and marketing
    4. Experience working in customer service, sales, and office administration
    5. Experience with Colleague, or similar, software

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


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    Director of Housing and Residence Life

    Department: Student Affairs

    The Director of Housing and Residence Life is a full-time, live-on, 12-month administrator in the Student Affairs Office. The Director of Housing and Residence Life serves as administrator and educator for all functions of housing and residence life. In this role the Director of Housing and Residence Life 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 to the Dean of Students.


    Essential Functions


    Personnel
    • Recruits, hires, and trains all Area Coordinators and Resident Assistants.
    • Meets weekly with individual Area 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.

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

    Budget Management
    • Maintain the budget areas of Housing and Residence Life 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 Housing and Residence Life to enhance and uniquely establish the overall experience for the Lees-McRae College Student.
    • Works closely with the Dean of Students to ensure budgetary policies and guidelines are followed.

    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.
    • Works with Campus Safety 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
    • Responsible for ID system. This includes, but is not limited to: ordering supplies, updating card design, making IDs, updating records each semester, and training other staff on utilizing the software.
    • 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.

    Policies and Procedures of the Student Affairs Office
    • Implements and carries out the policies of the Lees-McRae Student Handbook.
    • Consult and work closely with the Director of Conduct and Citizenship, the Director of Counseling Services, and the Dean of Students about students of concern.

    Housing
    • Maintains current room rosters, maintenance requests, and building needs.
    • Conducts monthly walkthroughs/inspections of buildings.
    • 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.

    Residence Life
    • Focus on building strong team dynamics amongst both Area Coordinators and Resident Assistants that allows for customer service and active engagement.
    • Build strong training plans for Area Coordinators and Residents 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. Creating intentional communities in all housing areas across campus.
    • Develop programming based on student wellness and community needs.
    • Oversight and visioning for programming in the residence halls to meet the evolving needs of our student population.
    • Conduct semesterly assessments with residence life staff to address additional training needs.

    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.
    • Oversees approval process for Emotional Support Animals.
    • Participates in other programs and projects as assigned.

    Competencies
    • 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.
    • 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 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
    Bachelors Degree required


    Preferred Education and Experience
    • Master’s Degree in Student Development or related field Experience in Housing and/or Residence Life
    • 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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    Campus Police Officer

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

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has supervisory responsibilities.

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

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

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

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

    This position is considered “essential”. In order to meet the needs of the College, Campus Police Officers must be available for recall to the college in emergency situations, including man-made or natural disasters. The department is organized along 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 meet the standards required for employment and certification as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina, including completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training
    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
    4. Completion of a formal diversity and inclusion training program

    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 Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance; Title IX Coordinator

    Department: Office of the President
    Category: Exempt

    Summary/Objective
    The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance, reporting to the President, is responsible for initiatives that promote engagement and success of students as well as programs that prepares all students to lead in a diverse society. The Executive Director will oversee efforts to ensure that all students on campus, particularly students of color, women and LGBTQ+ students, develop and sustain a strong sense of belonging and inclusion on campus. The Executive Director oversees and enforces programs to prevent, detect, and respond appropriately to violations of College policy and applicable federal and state laws related to equal opportunity, non-discrimination, serving as the Title IX Coordinator.

    Essential Functions

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
      • Create and implement education and programming on diversity and inclusion topics, and create opportunities for ongoing conversations with students and employees about diversity.
      • Develop long-range strategic planning and program development, including the assessment of such programs and services, consistent with the College’s mission.
      • Develop and lead best-practice training for College employees on matters of diversity and in creating a more inclusive campus community.
      • Advise the College’s faculty on best practices for promoting diversity in the academic program, including student support services and career objectives.
      • Monitor national trends in promoting the success of diverse students and help to educate the campus on the changing needs related to students of color, gender, and LGBTQ+ students.
      • Work collaboratively with the Office of Admission and Office of Human Resources in attracting a diverse community to campus.
      • Provide department reports and presentations as needed.
      • Advise the president and the board of trustees on major areas of diversity that require attention and resources.

    • Title IX and Compliance
      • Functioning as the Title IX Coordinator, oversee Title IX functions of the college; including review of complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.
      • Develop, revise, and implement policies and procedures that comply with current government regulations.
      • Provide oversight, monitoring and support to ensure responses and investigations are timely, thorough, and impartial providing for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints.
      • Assist in the selection of investigators in the investigation process for complaints.

    Competencies

    • Adhere to strict professional standards at all times without passion or prejudice.
    • Ability to maintain neutrality, exercise diplomacy, good judgement, and discretion, maintain confidentiality at the highest level.
    • Works collaboratively in partnership and coordination with department leaders.
    • Ability to develop and maintain a compliance matrix and repository of compliance resources.
    • Demonstrated awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion to support a welcoming environment.
    • Extraordinary organizational skills including efficient management of time and resources.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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

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

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

    Travel
    Limited travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., multicultural education, sociology, critical race and/or gender studies, disability studies, American studies, anthropology, public policy, etc.)
    • Five or more years of experience creating and managing programs that promote inclusion and diversity.
    • Three or more years at a senior level experience with Title IX and/or ADA in higher education or other comparable nonprofit entity.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and community constituents.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems in a positive and productive manner.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Terminal degree, including law degree.
    • Five or more years of experience investigating formal and informal complaints of sexual harassment/misconduct and complaints of prohibitive discrimination, harassment and retaliation involving all forms of alleged violations of applicable policies.
    • Five or more years of experience and knowledge interpreting and applying internal policies and state and federal statutes and regulations dealing with all nondiscrimination laws.
    • Experience creating an inaugural diversity and inclusion program, particularly at a small, rural, private college.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    • Appreciation for the complexities surrounding civil rights and sexual misconduct cases and ability to anticipate issues and adapt quickly to changes in legal and regulatory environment.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the development needs of college students
                

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

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    Assistant Registrar

    Department: Academic Affairs
    Category: Non-exempt

    Summary/Objective
    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.

    Competencies

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Knowledge of academic policies
    • Ability to effectively supervise staff members
    • Understanding of databases
    • Knowledge of international education issues
    • Understanding of college curricula and advising
    • Demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • 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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    Assistant Director for Content Strategy

    Department: Marketing and Communications
     

    Summary/Objective
    The Assistant Director for Content Strategy, reporting to the Director for Marketing and Communications, establishes a conceptual plan and provides purposeful direction for content development and usage. The position ensures the presentation of a consistent, distinct, and positive image to constituents through persuasive and informative content.

    Essential Functions

    • Works with the Director of Marketing and Communications to create, integrate, and distribute content through all channels.
    • Maintains editorial standards and style guidelines and distributes to the college community.
    • Collaborates with staff and faculty and provides editorial direction to ensure content is consistent and accurate, and meets prescribed standards.
    • Writes and distributes press releases through media contacts to deliver key messages to the public.
    • Serves as lead writer and editor for all publications, including The Pinnacles
    • Employs innovative and creative approaches to the development, usage, and distribution of content.
    • Gathers and aggregates information, reviews research, and collaborates with various constituents to produce content.
    • Writes and edits persuasive and informative content that is consistent with institutional voice and the college brand.
    • Develops strong relationships with all departments across campus to carry out marketing and communication projects.
    • Acts as project manager and liaison to the academic schools/programs, and the Office of Academic Affairs.
    • Supervises the Communications Manager, providing counsel and direction as needed.
    • Stays abreast of industry trends and best practices within fields of marketing and communications.
    • Supports strategic institutional initiatives and goals through content strategy and communications.

    Competencies

    • Exceptional copy writing and editing required
    • Exceptional attention to detail required
    • Strong creative and conceptual required
    • Strong command of AP style required
    • Effective problem solving required
    • Effective project management required
    • Teamwork orientation required
    • Supervisory and management preferred

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has supervisory responsibilities.

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

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

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

    Travel
    Limited travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree (with coursework in marketing, communications, English, journalism, project management or equivalent).
    • Two or more years of marketing, communications, and/or project management experience.

    Preferred Education and Experience

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

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

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    Communications Coordinator

    Department: Marketing and Communications

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

    Essential Functions

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

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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

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

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

    Travel
    Limited travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree (with coursework in marketing, communications, English, journalism, project management or equivalent).

    Preferred Education and Experience

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

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

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    Assistant Director for Enrollment Marketing

    Department: Marketing and Communications

    Summary/Objective
    The Assistant Director for Enrollment Marketing, reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, establishes a conceptual plan and provides purposeful direction for the recruitment, admissions, and enrollment of new students. The position ensures the presentation of a consistent, distinct, and positive image to prospective constituents.

    Essential Functions

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

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 

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

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

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

    Travel
    Limited travel is expected for this position. 

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree (with coursework in marketing, communications, English, journalism, project management or equivalent).
    • Two or more years of marketing, communications, project management, and/or enrollment management experience.

    Preferred Education and Experience

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

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

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    Campus Security Officer (Part-Time)

    Department: Office of Campus Safety and Security
    Category: Non-Exempt

    Summary/Objective
    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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    Bus Driver (Part-Time)

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