Available Positions

Faculty Positions


    Adjunct Instructor of Emergency Medical Services and Management

    Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple online Emergency Medical Services and Management (EMSM) adjunct positions. Adjunct faculty are hired to provide quality-learning experiences to working adult learners, and are assigned courses where the faculty has specific EMS professional or academic experience.

    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 the supervisor, 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. Distribute the course syllabus in the first week of classes; 
    3. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged student-centered learning;
    4. Maintain an active and engaging presence during the full course length;
    5. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned; 
    6. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practices in the assigned academic program or department; 
    7. Be prompt and accurate grading of assignments, and in the recording and reporting of mid-term and final grades; 
    8. Remain abreast of developments and evidence-based practices his/her professional content area(s).

    Skills Required: Current pedagogical knowledge and practices for adult learners, MS Office, cooperative and active learning strategies, excellent APA skills, writing for learning, communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal), and problem-solving.

    Minimum Degree: Master’s degree preferred.  Bachelor’s degree with educational background, work experience, and Paramedic credential, 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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    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


    Assistant Softball Coach

    Reporting to the Head Softball Coach, the Assistant Softball Coach will be responsible for all phases of a competitive NCAA Division II softball program, competing in Conference Carolinas. Coaching, scheduling, recruiting, travel arrangements, budget management, camps/clinics, field maintenance and development of the program within the guidelines of the NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and Lees-McRae College. Specific focus on pitchers. This position requires evening and weekend work and travel by bus. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

    Experience: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

    This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    Lees-McRae does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Employees agree to abide by all applicable rules, regulation and legislation of Lees-McRae College, the Conference, and the NCAA. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

    Education: Bachelor’s degree and college playing and/or coaching experience. Knowledge of NCAA Division II rules is expected.

    Note:  Only those who apply on the Lees McRae College website will be considered for the position.

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    Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

    As the assistant coach for the Lees-McRae College Men’s Lacrosse program, one must be able to assist the head coach in all phases of managing a successful lacrosse program.  Assistant coach duties will include but are not limited to:

    • Assisting the Head Coach in creating a culture of success and pride both on and off the field
    • Planning and executing daily practice and skill based training
    • Game preparation including scheduling of travel to offsite events
    • Video analysis and game breakdown
    • Evaluation and recruitment of potential student-athlete
    • Overseeing study sessions for current roster
    • Enhancing player performance through work with strength and conditioning staff
    • Developing and adhering to budgetary constraints
    • Creating and contributing to fundraising efforts
    • Any other duties assigned by Head Coach and/or Athletic Staff

    The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and Collegiate lacrosse experience. Required qualities include: strong academic background, good organizational and supervisory skills, ability to relate to students in a leadership role, and the ability to appropriately represent the institution and the program to parents, alumni, and colleagues. At least 1 year of college coaching experience is preferred for the position, though a successful record of coaching experience at the high school level will be considered. A valid driver's license and driving record which meets institutional requirements is necessary. Ability to work weekends, evenings and maintain a flexible schedule is critical.  The candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of and ability to comply with NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and institution rules and regulations. Ability to work collaboratively within a team-oriented athletic department is essential.  CPR, AED, and First-Aid certifications will be required upon hiring.

    For foremost consideration, please submit a resume with cover letter stating personal goals of the position and at least three professional references to lmc.edu.

    The Lees-McRae College Men’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach position is a full time 10 month position with benefits and a preferred start date of August 1, 2019. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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    Strength and Conditioning Coach

    The Strength and Conditioning Coach at Lees-McRae College will provide expertise in developing the overall performance of student-athletes through proper strength training and physical conditioning.

    Responsibilities include the following:

    • Develop yearly strength and conditioning programs for Lees-McRae College athletic and club sport teams.
    • Implement and supervise strength and conditioning programs.
    • In conjunction with Director of Athletic Training, train and supervise the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.
    • Constant, clear and concise communication with all coaches regarding the student-athlete development.
    • Provide a safe environment for student-athletes by maintaining a clean and organized facility.
    • Provide athletes with guidance and proper training techniques for free weights and other training equipment.
    • Maintain all equipment in the weight room along with maintaining inventory of all equipment and supplies.
    • Maintain up-to-date records for all teams, along with proper testing to measure progression.
    • Schedule team and individual workout sessions for fall, spring and summer sessions.
    • Interact and communicate with all staff. Return phone calls and emails in a timely manner.
    • Stay certified and in good standing with the NSCA.
    • Follow and abide by all NCAA Division II rules.
    • Attend administrative meetings, only when they do not conflict with strength and conditioning workouts.
    • Organize and supervise student workers and coverage of open weight room hours.
    • Assist with the organization and implementation of nutrition education and counseling sessions with Certified Dietitian.
    • Assist with the rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
    • Attend professional educational seminars.

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    Lifeguard (part-time)

    Under general supervision of the Aquatics Director or Certified Pool Operator, ensures the safety of patrons of an aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
    2. Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
    3. Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
    4. Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
    5. Prepares and maintains appropriate activity reports.
    6. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Mimimum Job Requirements
    CPR Certified; Current certification as Lifeguard by a recognized source of training.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

    • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
    • Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques.
    • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical skills evaluation as stipulated by the department.
    • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.
    • Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures.
    • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
    • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.

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    Assistant Sports Information Director/New Media Manager

    The Sports Information Department at Lees-McRae College is the hub for all internal and external communication efforts for 19 NCAA Division II programs, Two Division I Cycling teams and four club sport teams. The Assistant Sports Information Director/New Media Manager will be heavily integrated into the efforts of this office by learning, developing, and executing strategy for the web, social media, and media relations in order to promote and market Lees-McRae’s student-athletes, teams, and the department, in general. This is a full-time, 12-month, benefitted position.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Serve as a primary sport contact for several of Lees-McRae’s athletic programs, while aiding in the game day coverage of other programs.
    • Conduct all aspects of pre-game, in-game, and post-game coverage for assigned home contests.
    • Actively contribute professional content to the Lees-McRae Athletics website (www.lmcbobcats.com) according to the standards set by the Sports Information Director.
    • Represent the College in a positive manner through various social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
    • Maintain and update accurate historical records.
    • Assist in the training and supervising of student workers 
    • Maintain professionalism in communication internally with coaches. Administrators, student-athletes, and student workers and externally with members of the media, colleagues at opposing institutions, and visitors to Lees-McRae College.

    Education Requirements:
    Must possess undergraduate degree in sport management, communications, journalism, or another relevant major.

    Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:

    • Photography, videography and strong social media background is strongly desired.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills are expected
    • Prior experience working in a college athletic communications or sports information office is desired
    • Computer proficiency including word processing, statistical programs, current design and desktop publishing software, and website maintenance are a plus.

    Working Conditions:
    Regular physical exertion; walking and exposure to weather required; ability to travel; and light lifting required (50 pounds and under). Requires weekend and evening hours.

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    Director of Grant Development and Management

    Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and in collaboration with other members of the Advancement Department, the Director works to develop, grow, and manage alumni granting opportunities with the focus on increasing the depth and diversity of support for the mission of Lees-McRae College. While our Advancement Department continues to grow, creativity, problem solving, and the ability to working within a dynamic team environment while maintaining a sense of humor are all key attributes.

    Essential Functions

    Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals. Strong editing skills. Excellent Budget Development Skills and Grants Management Skills. Ability to meet deadlines. Knowledge of grants and fundraising information sources.  Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to speak effectively before groups of stakeholders. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. The ability to take new grant opportunities from the discovery stage to completion and to work within a dynamic small team environment are strongly expected.

    Core Competencies

    The primary responsibilities of this position are to identify, develop and respond to public and private grant opportunities that best support the mission and strategic needs of the College. This position will work independently under the general direction of the Vice President of Advancement. This position is responsible for performing the following duties:

    • Identify funding opportunities and new program areas to primarily match strategic priorities of the College and secondarily match faculty interests and needs.
    • Research and identify any new local state federal corporate foundation and private funding prospects.
    • Assist faculty with preparing well-researched, well written, and well-documented grants/fundraising proposals, on an as-needed basis while aligning with the College’s overall goals and priorities.
    • Track statistics, conduct periodic needs assessments and provide written materials necessary for the development of funding requests or grant applications.
    • To serve as an editorial resource for frontline fundraisers within the Advancement Department. 
    • Create and maintain a master list of recurring grants and funding dates.
    • Maintain an on-site presence to assist faculty with grant proposals, as needed.
    • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.  Strategically manage all tracking and reporting in a timely fashion.
    • Manage grant process from and including discovery to application and reporting, while working with other members of the Advancement team to discover and manage additional opportunities, as they arise.
    • Work on special projects, as assigned by the Vice President of Advancement.

    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.

    Required Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of three years related experience within academic and or non-profit grant writing and grants/contract administration. Master’s degree preferred, but not required.

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    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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    Director of Institutional Research

    The Director collects, analyzes, and distributes institutional data to external agencies and internal constituents, including managing departmental reporting and overseeing data integrity initiatives. The Director works to establish a data-driven campus environment and supports decision making through careful analysis and informed projections.

    Key Accountabilities

    Data-Driven Campus

    • Anticipates and methodically approaches questions/problems to inform decision making and establish a data-driven campus environment
    • Utilizes appropriate programming (typically Excel, Informer, and/or SAS) to synthesize and analyze complex data sets from multiple systems (including Colleague, Salesforce, Brightspace, alumni records, etc.)
    • Supports student success initiatives by analyzing course attendance in conjunction with other student involvement and academic data; serves on and reports data to the Early Intervention Team
    • Generates and internally disseminates each semester’s official census and an annual Factbook as well as projections and other statistical data

    Data Integrity

    • Oversees data integrity initiatives and heads up the Data Integrity Group
    • Fills in data gaps; strengthens historical data to enable longitudinal analysis and enhance reporting accuracy
    • Collaborates with departments across campus to standardize data processes; helps to map out and communicate implications for process/data changes

    Surveys and Evaluations

    • Manages the administration and timing of all course evaluations and other institutional surveys to avoid survey fatigue and duplication of efforts; encourages campus-wide utilization of system
    • Collaborates with faculty to revise the course evaluation instrument; collaborates with departments to enhance, condense, and revise department-specific surveys
    • Serves as the point of contact for EvaluationKit; manages yearly contract and liaises with EvaluationKit support to resolve issues and enhance student, faculty, and staff experience

    External Reporting

    • Ensures the accurate and timely submission of all federal and state reporting; serves as IPEDS Keyholder
    • Completes all external survey requests, including, but not limited to, NCICU, US News, College Board, Peterson’s, etc.
    • Monitors third-party data releases to ensure that the college is accurately presented
    • Supervises and approves duties and schedule of the Institutional Research work-study position
    • Manages departmental budget


    • Exceptional data management, critical thinking and analysis required
    • Strong problem solving required
    • Effective written and verbal communications required
    • Effective organizational planning and project management required

    Physical/Special Requirements

    • Work is performed in an office environment
    • May work some nights, weekends, or times when the College is otherwise closed
    • Reliable transportation for travel between educational sites
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 40 pounds
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling


    • Two or more years of data analysis required
    • Advanced Excel experience required; experience with SAS,SPSS, Entrinsik Informer, and/or SQL preferred
    • Survey and evaluation administration experience preferred


    Master’s degree preferred or bachelor’s degree (with coursework in data analytics, higher education, computer sciences, social sciences, or equivalent) and two years of experience

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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.