Available Positions

Faculty Positions


    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


    Director of Alumni Relations

    The Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for implementing and directing a comprehensive program to engage alumni and members of the community in the life of the College. Through a wide variety of programming, volunteer opportunities, and communications, the Director will lead a program that elevates the level of engagement alumni and friends have with the College. This position reports to the Vice President for Advancement and works closely with other members of the Advancement team.

    Essential Functions

    In collaboration with other members of the Advancement Department, the Director works to develop and manage alumni engagement programs focused on increasing the depth and diversity of alumni relations in support of Lees-McRae College. The recruitment and management of nationwide alumni volunteer leadership, targeted by geographic location to better address the strategic mission and vision is key.  A particular focus on increasing alumni involvement and participation in the life of the college through a variety of outreach efforts, events and volunteerism, is vital.


    1. Coordinates the development, implementation, and execution of new and existing alumni, young alumni events, programs and services designed to foster a lifelong connection between alumni and the college.  Direct recruitment efforts to identify alumni volunteers to create active alumni chapters across our geographical footprint is a must.
    2. Develop strategies to increase student involvement with alumni and leadership programs; manage collaborative relationships with campus departments (such as Admissions and Career Services) and student organizations to identify, promote and executive new and existing programs.
    3. Partner with the Associate Director of Annual Giving to develop senior class giving, support reunion and young alumni giving including identification, cultivation and stewardship of young alumni donors.  Will provide input and partnership regarding annual fundraising campaigns, as needed. 
    4. Develop, monitor and report on annual program plans for all alumni programs in accordance with Alumni Relations, Institutional Advancement and college objectives.
    5. Directs and assists in the planning and implementation of all alumni components in all alumni office programs and events, including Frolic, homecoming, networking events, regional initiatives, senior “Crossover” week events, as well as, the planning and execution of an active discovery/recovery campaign for lost alumni.  Focusing on the total body of engagement for LMC alums from graduation to end-of-life is critical to the future success of the program. 
    6. Develop, implement and execute a training program for alumni volunteers including processes for volunteering, identification, and succession planning.
    7. Manage program plans and budgets.
    8. Coordinate and provide support as a liaison to the Alumni Board, including recruitment and training members, setting agendas, distribution of minutes, contribute to the development of the committee’s annual action plans.  All in full support of the College’s vision.
    9. Manages an annual fundraising portfolio of up to 75 prospects including the alumni board, alumni chapter heads, and Golden Heritage Society.
    10. Working closely with the college’s public relations arm and the Vice President of Advancement, this position will manage, strategically direct, and execute social media strategies/mass communications to alumni and friend populations connected with Lees-McRae College. 
    11. Performs all other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Advancement.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities at this time.

    Work Environment

    The advancement environment at Lees-McRae requires teamwork, a positive attitude, perseverance, optimism, sense of humor, sense of mission, and the ability to think strategically and creatively.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.


    Seasons of travel are expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    A minimum bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree is desired.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    A minimum of five years of experience in alumni relations are preferred. However, a significant mix of training and experience within education, customer service, public relations, sales, or human services will be also be considered.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    1. Skilled abilities to work with and through people are must.
    2. Strong commitment to private liberal arts education required; clear understanding of LMC’s history, mission, and vision required.
    3. Creative, articulate self-starter who possesses strong interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills and well-developed organizational skills.
    4. Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. Strong analytical and independent decision making ability is required.
    5. Entrepreneurial spirit, positive attitude and energy to implement new strategies and meet ambitious goals.
    6. Effective word processing, database management (Excel, Datatel) and customer service skills required. Basic skills in graphic design (PageMaker, Photoshop) and web/social media experience, a plus.

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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.