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Faculty Positions

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    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

    Apply Now

Staff Positions

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    Competition Climbing Team Coach

    This position is responsible for assisting the climbing team student leaders with the management of the Lees-McRae Competition Climbing team by recruiting, coaching, managing budgets, scheduling, travelling, developing the climbers, and overseeing all aspects pertaining to the rules of Lees-McRae College and USA Climbing.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Budget Management: Balance travel costs, competition fees, recruiting costs, and other team expenses; Organize fundraisers and oversee fundraising efforts organized by student leaders
    • Recruiting: Develop an adequate team size to represent the college indicating a successful program through developing recruiting contacts and finding and signing right-fit student athletes
    • Athlete Development: Organize and run conditioning sessions and climbing practices at least twice a week focusing on strength, endurance, and technique improvement; Coach athletes at all climbing competitions; Monitor students’ academic progress
    • Performs other duties as assigned: Provide students with occasional outdoor climbing experiences and opportunities to develop outdoor climbing skills. Assist with routesetting. Have knowledge of the local climbing area. Understand 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.

    Skills and Knowledge
    AMGA or PSIA climbing certification (preferred), individual or group coaching experience, athlete recruitment experience, athlete and team development, demonstrated leadership experience, understanding of collegiate climbing

    Experience
    Competed in climbing and bouldering, teaching/instructional/recruiting/playing or coaching preferred

    Education
    Bachelor’s degree required

    Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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    Vice President of Institutional Advancement

    Lees-McRae College seeks a Vice President of Institutional Advancement to lead its fundraising and alumni engagement programs. Reporting directly to the president and serving as a member of the president’s cabinet, the Vice President will be expected to provide exceptional leadership in growing the activities and reach of the Advancement division. 

    Paramount qualifications will be strong leadership and mentoring abilities, a deep understanding of best practices in fundraising and alumni engagement, and an understanding of the unique opportunities prevalent at a small, rural institution. 

    Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree and significant, documented experience in fundraising at institutions similar in scope and mission to Lees-McRae. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to effectively support a new president who has significant professional experience in Institutional Advancement.  

    Learn more about this position >>

    Applications are being accepted immediately and may be sent in strict confidence.

    Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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    Business Analyst/Systems Administrator

    The Business Analyst/Systems Administrator supports all aspects of the administrative computer system (Ellucian Colleague) and its interfaces to third-party applications including; performing backups, upgrades, general maintenance, user administrations, troubleshooting, configuration, employee training, documentation, security, and overall support. This position helps manage multiple college initiatives ensuring effective use of delivered functionality, and developing custom features, as needed. This position is also responsible for data analysis, collaborating with campus constituents, and providing solutions to resolve problems and enhance processes. Must possess the ability to evaluate existing practices and implement new practices where needed. Must possess solid leadership and team building skills. Must be able to act quickly and decisively and follow directives closely with a positive, teamwork approach.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Plan, manage, and maintain the administrative computer system (Ellucian Colleague)
    • Conduct monitoring and patching of the Colleague production and test environments, including re-indexing and re-sizing database files.
    • Develop and maintain backups and backup procedures, including verifying integrity and restoration when needed.
    • Maintain system security as well as adding and removing users and keeping accurate records of system users and access.
    • Provide technical support and training for end users. Collaborate with users to develop appropriate and thorough documentation.
    • Research delivered capabilities within software applications and make recommendations for process improvements.
    • Monitor work orders and keep status of work orders current. Complete all work orders in a timely fashion.
    • Manage vendor relationships, product interactions, and maintenance agreements as needed in relation to the operation of the Colleague system.
    • Ability to integrate new technologies, tools, and services (developed or purchased) with existing software and databases.
    • Ability to complete projects individually or on a team with little to no direction.
    • Serve as a technical resource for reporting needs including report creation, modification, and maintenance using Entrinsik Informer.
    • Serve as Salesforce CRM administrator.
    • Complete other duties as assigned.

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Organization and time management skills.
    • Exceptional customer service skills
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Ability to implement new policy and procedures
    • High standards of professional ethics and personal integrity

    Experience

    • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in Information Technology, particularly application support, database management, or ERP system administration.
    • Experience in higher education or non-profit operations preferred.
    • Experience with Ellucian Colleague, Rocket Unidata (U2) or Unibasic query language, or Entrinsik Informer highly preferred.

    Education

    • Associates degree in Information Technology (Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Programming) or other related field is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Programming) or other related field is preferred.
    • Completion of Ellucian (formerly Datatel) provided training is highly preferred.

    Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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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. If you are interested, please contact Frank Rosato at rosatof@lmc.edu for more information.
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