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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

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Staff Positions

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    Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admission

    Department: Enrollment Management
    Reports to: Vice President for Enrollment Management

    The undergraduate and graduate admission director serves as senior leader in the enrollment division of the college assisting in all facets of the solicitation, selection, and recruitment of prospective students to the college. 

    Essential Functions
    • Works closely with the Vice President, Enrollment and enrollment team to craft and implement enrollment strategies to continue the tradition of excellence at the College.
    • Contributes to, and assists in the execution, of the College’s enrollment plan, including but not limited to recruitment oriented travel strategies, budge allocation, merit aid utilization, supervision of counseling/recruitment staff, and campus visit initiatives.
    • Balance data analysis with qualitative assessment/evaluation in the supervision of staff specifically in relation to travel and campus visit performance.
    • Further develop an admission office team that promotes a student-centered and welcoming environment, committed to the admission, recruitment, and retention of outstanding students through exceptional relationship building with students, families, alumni, and high school counselors.
    • Forge positive relationships across campus constituencies to achieve enrollment objectives through campus partnerships.
    • Train, develop, evaluate and mentor a staff working both on and off campus.
    • Manage special projects and work to develop new and creative programs to enhance prospect management.
    • Prepare statistical and area reports for the Admission Committee including appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

    Competencies
    Ethical Conduct, Passion and Commitment, Stress Management/Composure, Teamwork Orientation and Collaboration, and Thoroughness

    Supervisory Responsibility
    Directly supervise admission staff and student employees.

    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
    Travel is expected for this position.  Must maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to drive.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Marketing, or Business.
    • Five years of progressive experience in college admissions.
    • Ability to operate computer utilizing Microsoft Office and CRM.

     Preferred Education and Experience
    Master’s degree. Experience in giving public presentations. Experience with Salesforce.

    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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    Director of Counseling Services

    Department: Student Development Office
    Reports to: Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

    The Director of Counseling Services is a 10 month, full time position. The Director of Counseling is a working clinician who provides a wide range of counseling services for students, including scheduled individual counseling sessions and crisis/emergency counseling, group counseling, and consultation with parents as needed.  A key challenge will be working collaboratively on a model of service to meet the increasing demand from a diverse student population.

    Duties
    • Provides counseling for students
      • Provides confidential individual counseling
      • Provides and supervises group counseling
      • Provides documentation and maintains current case files
      • Maintains, updates, and utilizes a community referral base for the College
      • Provides and maintains appropriate office hours and also available for emergency situations
    • Provides campus outreach
      • Initiates classroom/group presentations to introduce Counseling Services to the College Community
      • Makes presentations for Orientation and Open House Events
      • Forms collaborative relationships with area mental health providers (especially those providing mental health services to Avery and Watauga counties)
    • Supervises Master’s Level Counseling Practicum
      • Provides supervision for graduate student counseling on the campus of Lees-McRae College
      • Evaluates progress, documents hours, and gives professional guidance and mentoring for that graduate student
    • Supervises Peer Educators
      • Recruits, trains, and supervises the Peer Educator Program
      • Initiates Peer Educator Programs but not limited to Alcohol Awareness Week, LGBTQ Coming Out Day, Stress Free Zone, Assistance with Career Services Events, Blood Drive Support, and Valentine Day Program
    • Works Closely with the Office of Students with Disabilities

    Budget Management
    • Maintains the budget areas of Counseling Services recognizing all expenditures that support the mission and goals of the Student Development Office and of the
    • Plans, projects, and prepares budgetary needs in conjunction with Counseling Services to enhance and uniquely establish the overall experience for the Lees-McRae College s
    • Works closely with the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students to ensure budgetary policies and guidelines are

    Collaboration
    • Collaborates with all members of the Student Development Office and with members of the Burton Center for Learning Assistance to meet student
    • Develops and updates the College’s crisis plan to be used in the event of a crisis impacting the   Lees-McRae Community

    Policies and Procedures
    • Works closely with the Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students to accurately document cases
    • Develops and revises policies for Counseling Services and Office of Disability Services
    • Gathers and reports all data for annual reports
    • Completes and maintains all required training and professional development for Licensure as a Professional

    Skills and Knowledge
    • Demonstrates the ability to work with a team of professionals
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Able to complete and maintain accurate records and case notes
    • Able to work collaboratively with staff, faculty and students
    • Understands and is familiar with the American Disabilities Act
    • Understands the stages of human development
    • Is familiar with the psychological needs of students

    Experience: 3 years minimum as a licensed counselor; Experience working with students with disabilities and/or experience in higher education setting is highly preferred.

    Education: Master’s in Professional Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work. Licensed Professional Counselor as recognized by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors or is eligible to be licensed in North Carolina. Preferred national certification (National Certified Counselor).

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    Director of Events and Meetings

    Department: Events and Meetings
    Reports to: Vice President for Planning and External Relations

    The Director of Events and Meetings provides leadership, professional expertise, and direction in the planning and execution of high quality events and functions. The Director ensures that events enhance the college mission and image, reinforce the college brand, and reflect campus-wide priorities. The Director generates hospitality revenues from external clients through strategic use of college property.

    Events
    • Execute all aspects of large- and small-scale events to the highest degree of excellence through exceptional customer-service and efficiency
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with college staff and student leaders to establish strategic direction and event goals that support their efforts and further the institutional mission
    • Facilitate event planning, including site selection, accessibility, vendor negotiation, pre- and post-event communications, budget management, onsite staffing, permitting, and evaluation
    • Serve as liaison between internal clients and the Department of Marketing and Communications to determine promotional strategies for each event
    • Assist internal constituents with drafting and editing written copy or spoken remarks associated with each event, for consistency with institutional values, initiatives and brand messaging
    • Work closely with Aramark facilities and dining partners to ensure high quality events
    • Support the recruitment, training and supervision of student event staff
    • Responsible for the selection, implementation, and training of events management software
    • Stay abreast of industry trends and implement policies for event planning best practices
    • Oversee departmental budget and adherence to institutional purchasing policies

    Meetings
    • Maintain existing client base and seek opportunities to host meetings and conferences of external groups that present positive image of the college
    • Ensure conference and meeting pricing structures consider and include real costs, including facility and staff impacts
    • Manage the strategic use of college guest housing, including for potential hires identified by Human Resources, to facilitate external relations and promotion of college mission
    • Leverage college properties during periods of limited use to generate revenue
    • Support the Events and Meetings Planner with facilities and meeting scheduling

    Skills

    • Exceptional organization and attention to detail required
    • Strong critical thinking and problem solving required
    • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building required
    • Effective collaboration and leadership required
    • Effective planning and project management required
    • Effective written and verbal communication required

    Physical/Special Requirements

    • Work performed in an office environment and in outdoor setting for several hours/multiple days
    • Work occurs some nights, weekends, or times when the college is otherwise closed
    • Reliable transportation for travel to and from campus
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 40 pounds
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling

    Experience

    • Three or more years of event or meeting planning or equivalent experience required
    • Higher education experience preferred
    • Event planning or meeting professional certification preferred

    Education: Bachelor’s degree (with coursework in event management, hospitality, business, marketing, public relations, communications, or equivalent) required or significant related work experience.

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    Security Officer

    Department: Campus Safety and Security

    Status: Weekend Part-Time shift hours scheduled for this position are:
    Saturday 12 p.m.–12 a.m./12 a.m.–12 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.–12 a.m./12 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work involves securing building, protecting property and grounds by patrolling the interior and exterior of facilities via foot, or other mode of transport and by monitoring activities using surveillance cameras, alarm panels, card access, or other electronic security systems.
    • Work includes guarding property against fire, damage, theft, or other hazards; monitoring assigned areas for possible violation of policies, regulations, and rules of conduct; recognizing and reporting unusual, suspicious, or hazardous situations;
    • Will be required to provide information and assistance to building visitors, including the public
    • Responsible for operating and maintaining security and Traffic enforcement equipment.
    • This position demands accuracy, honesty and integrity.
    • Position requires strict confidentiality and discretion in the course of conducting business.
    • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
    • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School diploma or equivalency and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
    • Requires a valid driver’s license.

    Skills Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Work requires knowledge of the standard safety and security; basic knowledge of standard methods of reporting and handling emergencies such as disturbances, fires, medical and security threats; knowledge of applicable policies, rules, and regulations.
    • Must be able to work independently, as well as function effectively within a team environment.
    • Capable of exercising good judgement in complex and new situations.
    • Demonstrate tact, a positive attitude and courtesy in dealing with faculty, staff, students, high level College officials and the public.
    • Detail oriented and willing to work in a changing environment.
    • Upon hiring, have a broad knowledge of Lees-McRae College policies and procedures, including but not limited to; Title IX, HIPAA and FERPA guidelines.

    Other Information:

    • Assignments and hours may vary and are dependent on the needs and hours of operation of Lees-McRae College. Occasionally these hours may be on holidays.
    • This is a non-sworn Security position, not law enforcement.

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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.