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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    Assistant Cycling Coach

    This position is responsible for assisting the running of the men’s and women’s cycling program, recruiting, budget management, athlete development, and all aspects pertaining to the rules of Lees-McRae College, the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference, and USA Cycling Collegiate.

    Essential Functions

    Budget Management

    • Travel costs, equipment needs, scheduling, recruiting

    Recruiting/Retention

    • Adequate squad size to represent the college for successful program, develop recruiting contacts, find right-fit student athletes, retain and develop them, monitor academic progress

    Athlete Development

    • Lead rides and skills sessions on the mountain bike, cyclocross bike, and road bike. Develop elite A and beginner B and C level athletes for optimal athletic performance.

    Performs other duties as assigned. Have an understanding of the role of athletics at a quality liberal arts college as well as the ability to communicate that knowledge is essential. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, written and oral, are a necessity.

    Competencies

    1. Ethical Conduct
    2. Stress Management/Composure
    3. Teamwork Oriented
    4. Effective Communication

    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. Candidate will be outdoors frequently leading rides, team workouts, and on wooded trails.

    Physical Demands
    Candidate should be actively riding and in good condition to lead team rides and skills sessions on the mountain bike, road bike, and cyclocross bike.  Trail work and maintenance is expected, requiring the employee to occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and use tools. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 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 generally Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, and regular weekend hours are mandatory for competition events.

    Travel
    Travel is expected for this position for competition events and recruiting.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree.
    2. Level 3 coaching license certification with USA Cycling

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. 2 to 5 years coaching or managerial experience.
    2. Collegiate cycling racing experience at the “A” level
    3. Mountain bike racing experience at the Elite level
    4. 1 to 3 years trail maintenance experience
    5. 1 to 3 years recruiting, hiring, training, promoting experience

    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 Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach

    The Athletics department at Lees-McRae College is currently seeking a full-time, 10 month Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach.

    The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting in the direction of all phases of a competitive athletic program in accordance with Lees-McRae College, the Conference Carolinas and NCAA DII regulations. Responsible for supporting the Head Coach by providing individual instruction/ teaching of said sport. Also, coordinates community involvement, completing/submitting administrative compliance documents and other duties assigned by Head Coach, Sport Supervisor or Athletic Director.

    This position starts August 1, 2020.

    Essential Functions

    Organizes, supervises and conducts teaching sessions:

    • Assists the head coach with instructing/ teaching student-athletes in the rules, regulations, and techniques of the sport.
    • Organizes and directs individual and small group practice activities/exercises as directed by the head coach.
    • Assists the head coach with supervising student-athletes during practices and competition.
    • Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury.
    • Teaches assigned fundamentals and skills during practice and games. Assesses player’s skills and keeps the head coach informed of the athletic performance of students. Models professional behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards players, officials, and spectators.

    Establishes and maintains an organized recruiting system

    • Recruits academically qualified student-athletes who form a competitive squad and meet established academic goals and objectives of the department.
    • Participates in community service activities.
    • Interacts with the Associate AD/ SWA, Compliance Coordinator, Coordinator for Student-Athlete Success and Faculty Athletic Representative on all matters pertaining to eligibility.

    Performs administrative functions in support of the Intercollegiate Athletic program:

    • Cooperates with the athletic administration in the implementation of department policies
    • Assists in the direction of the programs within the scope of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program
    • Maintains a representative level of performance in the conference that satisfies departmental goals and objectives.
    • Consults with the Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance concerning institutional, conference and NCAA regulations that will directly affect the program
    • Maintains adequate records.
    • Assists in Management of his/her budget and assists in developing fund raising efforts for his/her sport.
    • Manages student data; including admissions, financial aid, registration and academic performance data. All such data are treated as confidential in accordance with federal, state and university regulations.

    Competencies

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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    Supervision of teams required in the case Head Coach is unable to attend or be present.

    Work Environment
    Office Setting, Gym settings, and recruiting environments

    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, may vary according to practice schedule and game schedule.

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

    Travel
    Travel is expected for this position for matches and recruiting events.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in any discipline is required.
    • 1-3 years of relevant experience in Men’s and Women’s Volleyball
    • General knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook
    • Recruiting, Video Film Experience
    • Adept at written and oral communication
    • A valid driver's license
    • CPR/First Aid Certification

    Preferred Education and Experience

    • Degree in Sports Administration Major or Related Field of Study
    • Division II Coaching Experience in Men’s and Women’s Volleyball

    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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    Transfer Admissions Counselor

    Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Transfer 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 Transfer Admissions Counselor represents Lees- McRae College to prospective students and organizations and works to increase inquiries and convert applications into enrolled students. The successful Transfer 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 Transfer Admissions Counselor creates and implements recruitment strategies to reach prospective transfer and online students through events, referrals, online and print communications, and outreach to businesses and organizations, as well as manages recruitment activities in targeted initiatives. The Transfer Admissions Counselor also reviews applications for admission, making admission decisions and awarding academic merit scholarships. The successful candidate will also complete transfer credit evaluations, conduct information sessions for prospective students and families, arrange visits to community colleges, conduct corporate outreach, and travel for transfer fairs. 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 travel to community colleges and handles 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
    • Update existing articulation agreements and memorandums of understanding with community colleges and seek out new partnerships, both in-state and out-of-state
    • Report on recruitment initiatives, including tracking of inquiries, applications, follow-up contacts, campus visits, etc. that allow for the analysis of strategies
    • Extensive 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 all community colleges in North Carolina and attend college fairs (both in and out of state); attend special programs to talk with prospects, families, high school counselors, community college faculty and deans, 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
    • Outreach to corporations, businesses, and community organizations, including the health care, law enforcement, and education sectors
    • 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

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    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 Director for Enrollment Marketing

    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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    Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

    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 Secretary to the Board of Trustees. 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.  Provides and coordinates support services for the Board of Trustees, including agenda preparation, taking and transcribing minutes for Board meetings.  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;
    • Researches and analyzes rules, regulations, and guidelines to implement processes to ensure compliance with Board policies and state/federal laws;
    • 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, 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 President’s Office 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, reviewing correspondence and documents prepared by other offices for the President’s signature, and compiling Board materials;
    • Plans, organizes, and coordinates special events, with assistance from the Manager of Events and Conferencing, including but not limited to the procurement of the venue, food and beverages, invitations, room set-up and audiovisual equipment;
    • Serves as the recording secretary to the Board of Trustees; completes Board meeting materials; posts agendas; maintains permanent record and files for Board of Trustees;
    • 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 President’s Office, as assigned, including ordering supplies, processing invoices, and monitory 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 President’s Office 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; and
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the President.

    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 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.

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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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    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.