Available Positions

Faculty Positions

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    Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences and Director of Nursing

    Lees-McRae College, in Banner Elk, NC invites applications for the position of Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences and Director of Nursing within the May School of Health Sciences. The May School is recognized for its outstanding programs in Health and Wellness, RN-BSN online, RIBN and LPN-BSN, BSN (traditional seated program), and Emergency Medical Services Management. Our programs, specifically our nursing programs, have received many state and national accolades, including being rated as one of the top 40 nursing programs in North Carolina in 2018 according to the Nursing Schools Almanac. Our graduates are accepted into Magnet status institutions and upper tier graduate schools across the country.

    Lees-McRae College is seeking an individual of distinguished achievement and administrative accomplishment to expand the outstanding programs currently in place. Ideally, this individual will have the capacity to clearly articulate and coordinate a microscopic curricular view and a macroscopic programmatic view within May School as well as integrating and executing the College’s strategic plan. The person selected for this position will be able to lead efforts in partnering with community organizations, will build and maintain collaborative partnerships with other academic units across campus, and will provide strategic leadership for the May School and for the Lees-McRae campus at large.

    The Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences/Director of Nursing will share LMC’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, experiential learning, and community engagement.

    Essential Functions

    • Provide short and long-range planning and oversight for nursing, emergency medical services, and health sciences programs
    • Maintain and improve the quality of all health science programs within the May School
    • Advocate at the program, school, college, and state level for students, staff, and faculty
    • Lead the vision for community engagement for all programs within the May School
    • Supervise and mentor faculty, staff, and students within the nursing program and all other programs within the May School
    • Provide leadership in directing and leading the faculty and staff to achieve the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of both the May School and Lees-McRae College
    • Work with college officials and community partners to ensure delivery of high quality programming

    Competencies

    • Demonstrates a transparent leadership approach that promotes participatory exchange of information amongst all school constituencies
    • Exhibits ability to provide supervision of faculty and staff through regular performance appraisal, orientation, professional development, and appropriate hiring practice.
    • Develops and maintains clinical affiliation relationships and contracts for the purposes of fulfilling curriculum requirements
    • Plans, prepares, and executes management of budgetary allocations
    • Assists advancement staff with fundraising initiatives directly related to the May School
    • Maintains personal professional development by remaining current with the body of knowledge in nursing and evidenced based practices
    • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide classroom instruction
    • Demonstrates ability to achieve program compliance with accrediting and regulatory agencies
    • Exhibits ability to maintain required programming data and assessment reports

    Minimum Qualifications

    • PhD in nursing or nursing education from an accredited institution
    • An MSN degree is required
    • A current NC nursing license or be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in North Carolina
    • A minimum of three years of experience teaching in Pre- or Post-licensure nursing programs
    • A minimum of one year of experience as a Registered Nurse providing direct patient care
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task

    Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately.

    Start Date August 1, 2019

    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 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 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.

    Competencies

    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.

    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. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.

    Travel

    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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    Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life

    The Associate Dean for Residence Life is a full time live-on, 12-month administrator in the Student Development Office. The Associate Dean for Residence Life serves as administrator and educator of Residence Life and Primary Student Conduct Officer.

    Essential Functions

    Residence Life

    • Oversees all Residence Life programmatic and strategic planning components to contribute to the development of students and staff members.
    • Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates all student Resident Directors and Resident Assistants.
    • Implements and oversees training for the Residence Life Staff including the beginning of each semester trainings and monthly trainings.
    • Meets weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly with staff members as needed to ensure Residence Life policies and procedures are being carried out effectively throughout the campus.
    • Teaches the Resident Assistant Leadership Class SSC-111 in the Fall and SSC-112 in the Spring.
    • Assists students with roommate issues including conflict resolution and mediation.
    • Maintains records of building safety and fire inspections as well as the daily rounds of the Residence Life Staff.
    • Works closely with the Housing Manager to maintain current room rosters, maintenance requests, and building needs.
    • Works with the Conferencing and Event Coordinator to provide housing for groups as needed.

    Student Conduct

    • Serves as the Primary Student Conduct Officer and implements educational sanctions through a restorative justice model of sanctioning.
    • Reviews all incident reports and generates, adjudicates, and/or routes conduct cases to necessary hearing officer(s) through student conduct database (Maxient).
    • Recruits, trains, and coordinates the Student Conduct Committee. Serves as the panel chair for high-level conduct incidents.
    • Maintain conduct files in accordance with the College’s records retention policy and conduct yearly audit of files to comply with federal mandates such as Title IX, Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), etc.
    • Create letters of notice and conduct resolution letters to students and colleagues regarding conduct action.
    • Track complete and incomplete sanctions, and send notification to students, parents/guardians, and appropriate staff regarding fines and student conduct holds.
    • Coordinate logistics of educational sanctions for student conduct cases, including updated community service sites and coordinator of alcohol and drug education modules.
    • Reviews, implements, and adjudicates the policies and procedures of the Lees-McRae Student Handbook. Assist with compiling annual policy changes and updates.
    • Consult and work closely with the Director of Counseling Services and Vice President of Student Development & Dean of Students about students of concern.
    • Coordinate ongoing training opportunities for the Student Conduct Committee, including working with the Title IX Coordinator for Title IX training.
    • Oversee the Pet Council and enforcement of pet policies and procedures.
    • Create, implement, and present comprehensive community education initiatives including bystander intervention, alcohol and drug education, and suicide prevention and awareness.
    • Serve as a member of the SDO on-call duty rotation.
    Strategic Leadership

    • Work with the Vice President of Student Development & Dean of Students to research, design, implement and evaluate strategies for successfully carrying out the objectives and goals of the College’s Strategic Plan.
    • Research and implement relevant professional Residence Life programs and best practices continually to maintain effectiveness and implement strategies that could be used in the retention of students.
    Budget Management

    • Maintains the budget areas of Residence Life and is able to justify expenses necessary to carry out the mission and goals of the Student Development Office and of the College.
    • Plans, projects, and prepares budgetary needs in conjunction with Residence Life to establish and enhance the overall experience for the Lees-McRae College Student.
    • Works closely with the Vice President of Student Development & Dean of Students to ensure budgetary policies and guidelines are followed.
    Collaboration

    • Works to develop constituencies and partnerships with other departments as well as individuals in order to work effectively and efficiently with others as designated and assigned by the Vice President of Student Development & Dean of Students.
    • Works closely with Campus Safety and Security to help maintain a safe campus environment.
    • Serves on other campus committees as assigned.

    Competencies

    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Decision Making
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Ethical Conduct

    Supervisory Responsibility

    Supervises Resident Directors, Resident Assistants and Residence Life Work-Study Students.

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

    Travel

    Limited travel is expected for this position.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Master’s Degree in Student Development or Related Field
    2. Professional experience in Housing and/or Residence Life

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Master’s Degree in Student Development or Related Field
    2. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in Housing and/or Residence Life

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    Accountant – Accounts Receivable

    The Accounts Receivable Accountant oversees the account receivable functions of the college, and serves as the Bursar.  The primary responsibilities are to maintain the accuracy of student accounts and to manage all aspects of student billing.  In addition, this position will act as the cashier for all operational receipts and for disbursement of financial aid funds in compliance with governmental guidelines. This position will be the expert institutional resource for all student account related policies and procedures and will implement and improve processes and procedures that increase service to students and operations.  

    Essential Functions

    1. Manage, communicate, and enforce tuition payment and refund policies.
    2. Coordinate posting of student payments and financial aid. Properly receipt and record all funds received. Reconcile accounts and process credit balance refunds as scheduled.
    3. As college cashier, reconcile associated general ledger accounts to accounts receivable subsidiary ledger.
    4. Provide a high-level of exceptional customer service in accordance with FERPA regulations.
    5. Manage student billing table to ensure timely and accurate billing of students. Post miscellaneous receivables and account adjustments as required (e.g. fines, additional fees, charges, credits.)
    6. Monitor student account balances and communicate effectively with students to resolve outstanding balances.
    7. Manage collection policy and refer all past due accounts to external collection agencies.
    8. Manage and coordinate billing and collection of outside agency funds.
    9. Coordinate and manage third party payment plan processes.
    10. Draft, maintain, and accurately manage communications with parents, students, and outside agencies.
    11. Manage annual 1098-T tax reporting processes to include preparation and distribution of tax forms.
    12. Assist the Controller with financial reporting, audit preparation, maintaining appropriate internal controls, and other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    1. Effective verbal and written communication
    2. Ethical Conduct
    3. Passion and Commitment
    4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    5. Teamwork Orientation and Collaboration
    6. Thoroughness

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field.
    2. Progressive professional experience in accounting that includes experience in accounts receivable or billing.
    3. Ability to operate computer utilizing Microsoft Office, with advanced Excel and Word skills.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field.
    2. Experience in higher education or non-profit operations.
    3. Experience with Ellucian Colleague.
       

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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
      Overall
    • Supervises and approves duties and schedule of the Institutional Research work-study position
    • Manages departmental budget

    Skills

    • 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

    Experience

    • 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

    Education

    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.