Employment at Elms College

Elms College is an equal opportunity employer and educator founded in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a pleasant work environment. Job listings can also be viewed on HigherEd Jobs.

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Staff Positions

Accounts Payable Coordinator  

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking an Accounts Payable Coordinator.  The Accounts Payable Coordinator Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties involved in processing accounts payable invoices.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Obtains necessary approval for invoices in accordance with A/P policies; match invoices with purchase orders verifying support documentation.  Stamps, codes, and enters information into the A/P system.
  • Duplicate invoice checking.
  • Processes internal requisitions and set up for payment.
  • Generates check run as needed, match checks with invoices, prepare for signature and mailing.
  • Processes student refunds, generate checks, and prepare for signature and mailing.
  • Processes and maintain weekly check run for items that need immediate attention.
  • Processes all manual checks and maintain manual log, enter manual checks into the system and post.
  • Voids checks and post to the general ledger.
  • Contacts bank for stop payment, obtain approval on sign off sheet.
  • Obtains all necessary documentation needed for vendor set up and maintenance, including Form W-9.
  • Provides/prepares credit applications when requested.
  • Develops and maintains positive vendor relationships; answers vendor inquiries as needed.
  • Maintains accounts payable files including open and paid invoices (set up/destroy).
  • Assists with preparation of various month end A/P related journal entries.
  • Audits employee expense reports for compliance with the Travel & Entertainment Policy.
  • Opens and processes Business Office mail.
  • Generates and updates vendor listing.
  • Performs reconciliation and resolution of variances between the General Ledger and the A/P system.
  • Participates in month end/year end closing duties.
  • Responsible for office reception and counter service.
  • Processes 1099’s and files together with 1098T’s.
  • Participates in ongoing A/P re-engineering projects.
  • Uploads check run details to bank via online portal.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Controller.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Associates degree in Business preferred.
  • 1 – 3 years accounts payable experience required.
  • General experience in business office preferably in a college setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping, customer service experience and telephone skills required.
  • Excellent communication skills, computer and standard office equipment.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Financial Aid Counselor  

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Financial Aid Counselor.  The Financial Aid Counselor provides information to and advises/counsels students and their families on financial aid availability and eligibility, reviews student applications, performs verification procedures, and provides general assistance to the Director and Assistant Director. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as first point of contact for the Financial Aid Office.
  • Advises students and their families on all aspects of financial aid including application procedures, processes, eligibility, appeals, costs and resources.  Provides loan counseling to students.  Conducts exit counseling in accordance with federal and college guidelines.
  • Utilizes the Financial Aid Management system (PowerFAIDs).
  • Assists in the administration of the Federal Work-study program.
  • Sends notifications concerning incomplete applications and requests for required documentation.  Follows up with students/families regarding missing or insufficient information.
  • Performs verification procedures.
  • Assists Financial Aid Team in answering phone, e-mail, and in-person inquiries.
  • Assists Financial Aid Team in retrieving, sorting, and delivering department mail.
  • Serves as a liaison with other Elms College departments such as Admissions, Student Accounts, Registrar’s Office in resolving administrative issues.
  • Maintains confidentiality of student records in compliance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Assists Director and Assistant Director with projects and special assignments.
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in Financial Aid Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
  • Knowledge of laws/regulations and policies pertaining to financial aid.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook). Working knowledge of internet research.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving abilities. Must be well organized, pay attention to details, and able to follow through on assignments and tasks until completion.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Must be able to initiate, anticipate, and respond to a variety of issues and situations in a calm friendly, professional manner. Having a sense of humor is essential.
  • Ability to work as a team player as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of accuracy in creating and maintaining data, records, and report information and dispensing information.
  • Excellent time management skills to ensure that multiple, competing priorities and tasks will be handled and accomplished in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Must be able to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to protect and maintain the confidentiality of student records and to understand and comply with FERPA requirements.
  • Must acquire a general familiarity with Financial Aid terms, procedures, processes and the relationship between Financial Aid and other student-related services/offices.
  • May require driving or traveling to locations in the local and outside the local area on official college business.
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Front Desk Associate

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Front Desk Associate.  The Front Desk Associate serves as the College switchboard operator, College Center receptionist, room reservation/set-up coordinator, facilities liaison, and also provides administrative/clerical assistance to the Student Affairs Division, specifically Student Activities, while also serving as the designated backup clerical support person for the Dean of Students Office.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answers incoming telephone calls on the main switchboard and provides general receptionist assistance at the College Center Information Booth to students, employees, visitors/guests, and contractors/vendors. Directs parties to the appropriate campus office or individual.
  • Maintains College’s phone message system (e.g., holiday message, early closings or late openings, etc.).
  • Coordinates communications between public safety, the facilities and food service vendor, and other departments.
  • Processes Parking Registration forms and issues campus parking stickers and parking guidelines to students, employees, and visitors.
  • Processes maintenance work orders, Room Reservation forms and room set-up requests. Processes invoices and rental forms for Campus Operations-Public Safety as necessary. Schedules rooms for events in the College Center and other defined locations. Ensures that room set-ups and/or set-up changes are properly communicated to facilities personnel in a timely fashion.
  • Updates and manages all aspects of the campus Master Calendar. Posts/distributes master calendar events on a daily basis.
  • Updates and manages the digital signage board in the college center.
  • Assists Student Activities Office with marketing programs and events and sells/distributes event tickets as necessary. Assists other offices within the Student Affairs Division with programs and clerical support as needed.
  • Provides back-up reception and general clerical assistance for the Dean of Students office, including making and distributing Elms College ID cards and performing office duties such as answering the phone, photocopying, delivering/retrieving mail, etc. Works in the Student Affairs’ (S.A.) office when the S.A. Administrative Assistant is absent or on vacation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree preferred. 
  • General office experience required, preferably with front desk experience in a school or academic setting.
  • Pleasant telephone manner; excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Must be able to convey information clearly and effectively to a diverse, multi-cultural campus population.
  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented; ability to maintain records and track paperwork, and follow through on assignments and tasks until completion.
  • Basic proficiency with MS Office. Willingness to learn and become proficient with new versions of software.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize work and manage multiple tasks in a busy environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Must be dependable and adhere to college and department policies relating to punctuality, attendance, leave time, and work breaks.
  • Ability to work as a team player as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • High standard of accuracy in creating/maintaining data and records.
  • Ability to effectively plan for and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent time management skills to ensure that multiple, competing priorities/tasks are accomplished in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and employee records.
  • Ability to utilize a two-way radio to communicate with public safety and facilities personnel.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work outside of normal business hours.
  • Background check conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license required.  

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to jobs @elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Marketing Specialist

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Marketing Specialist.  The Marketing Specialist in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) assists in planning and implementing marketing and communication activities to support SGPS recruitment goals through multichannel distribution (traditional, digital, social media).

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in developing marketing plans for SGPS.
  • Develops and edits marketing communication and promotional materials: brochures and additional collateral print and digital materials, marketing plans, and creates advertisements for SGPS programs, including those for print, digital, radio and TV.
  • Implements integrated marketing communications and brand strategy for SGPS across a variety of channels, traditional, digital, social media, and provides recommendations to guide future planning.
  • Provides primary oversight of the SGPS webpages on the institutional website.
  • Assists in writing and editing SGPS webpage content.
  • Creates, disseminates and monitors SGPS social media postings on institutional platforms.
  • Researches, maintains and reports on marketing data to aid SGPS management in determining marketing direction.
  • Adheres to Elms College’s Graphic & Editorial Standards.
  • Works collaboratively with the Office of Institutional Marketing to review and approve content, design, layout and usability before publishing/distributing to ensure marketing materials and plans are consistent with the College’s brand and mission.
  • Meets with SGPS staff as needed to provide/receive feedback on the effectiveness of marketing efforts.
  • Collects analytical data and provides analysis and recommendations to the SGPS Dean and Operations Director.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with marketing professionals both in and outside the College (i.e., Institutional Marketing staff, vendors, photographers, advertising representatives, designers, etc.).
  • Attends SGPS staff meetings.
  • Supports and assists in planning and executing SGPS events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or Business or related area of study.
  • 2 years of related experience, preferably in a higher education environment. Demonstrated ability writing and editing for the web, social media, and creating and writing marketing materials for both print and digital platforms.
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading skills. Ability to shift writing style for different audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills; ability to communicate and present oneself in a professional manner. Good listening skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, time management, and project management abilities.
  • Graphic design skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated initiative; must be a self-starter who has the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on teams.
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and audio/video editing software.
  • Working knowledge of website CMS platforms.
  • Proven ability to establish priorities and meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with industry style guides – Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, administrators and support staff in accomplishing tasks.
  • Ability to protect highly confidential information; strict adherence to College policies including the Confidentiality Policy.
  • Ability to adhere to FERPA regulations and College policies.
  • May be required to work some night and weekend hours on occasion.
  • Background check will be conducted for this position. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to jobs @elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Admissions Counselor

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking an Admissions Counselor.  The Admissions Counselor is responsible for cultivating students from designated geographic recruitment areas for enrollment at Elms College; conducting presentations at college fairs and high schools; interviewing prospective students, managing and reviewing applications, making recommendations about admission decisions; analyzing application data/reports, and participating in campus recruitment events.  

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively recruits students from a designated geographic area which includes: Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, Springfield, MA public schools, and any other area designated by the Director.
  • Establishes recruitment relationships with high schools and presents/promotes the College at college fairs and high school visits. 
  • Establishes working relationships with faculty members in assigned academic divisions (Social Work, Humanities & Fine Arts) plus “undecided” to develop recruitment opportunities. 
  • Guides students through the admission process, i.e., walking them through what needs to be done, what needs to be submitted, and informs them when their admission file is complete.
  • Participates in open houses, orientation sessions, and other special recruitment events on campus.
  • Identifies and establishes new recruitment opportunities. 
  • Advise prospective students.  Reviews applications and interviews applicants.  Monitors the application process and maintains continuous contact with prospective students by phone, email, or other means.   Makes recommendations regarding admission decisions.  Provides information and assistance to students regarding obtaining financial aid.  Serves as a liaison between the applicant and Financial Aid to ensure that all required documents are submitted to the College.    
  • Stays current with new majors, academic, athletic, and social programs and services available to Elms College students. Acts as an advocate for prospective students by articulating their needs as they pertain to programs, clubs, schedules, etc. to the Director of Admission.
  • Assists Assistant/Associate Director of Admission and the Director of Admission in designing and implementing marketing strategies to increase full-time enrollment.  May provide feedback to the Marketing department about admission recruiting materials/advertisements.
  • Sends bulk emails and keeps figures on applicants versus enrollees to assess recruitment territories and recruitment efforts.
  • Maintains good financial records for expense reports from recruitment travel.
  • Enters application data into Campus Café SCAN. Reviews applicant data on reports.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree required. One year of experience in an Admissions Office preferred.  Ability to learn and use Admissions software, MS Office, and social media; Ability to communicate via various electronic methods;  Effective communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills; Patience; High level of motivation, well-organized, and the ability to work independently as well as on a team; Flexible and adaptable; Ability and desire to work with a diverse population; Strong commitment to the mission of the college and to our students is necessary; Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Must be willing to travel and work a variety of hours, including overnight, weekends, and occasionally on holidays.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to jobs @elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Director of Annual Giving  

The Assistant Director assists the Director of Annual Giving in the comprehensive annual giving program.  He/she also provides leadership and management to the student and alumni telethon programs, the Class and Reunion fundraising programs, Senior Class Gift and student philanthropy programs, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) programs and the social media one day giving program BlazerBlitz.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop and implement programs that provide positive transition for all students;
  • Provide leadership, direction and evaluation of the overall class agent, reunion class giving and senior class gift programs, culminating in measurable financial support toward meeting institutional goals.
  • Oversee the coordination, development, implementation, evaluation and supervision of the student and alumni telethon programs and supervise volunteers toward reaching financial support to meet departmental goals. Evening and occasional weekend hours are required.
  • Maintains Excel spreadsheet of student telethon employees.
  • Work with the Director of Annual Giving to ensure that priorities and goals are met annually.
  • Manage a telethon portfolio of 150+ alumni and individuals for purposes of cultivation, solicitation for annual giving.
  • Develop and manage a Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) program from the 10 most recent classes to increase annual giving and participation in annual support goals; provide input for the qualification of annual leadership giving for GOLD program.
  • Train student volunteers, oversee the development of and evaluate Senior Class Gift Program.
  • Design and implement comprehensive student philanthropy program resulting in increased student support of the Annual Fund.
  • Continue the enhancement and development of BlazerBlitz, the 24-hour social media giving campaign, for increased participation and financial support.
  • Provide content and information related to Annual Giving for the website in a consistent, timely and effective manner; works closely with Institutional Marketing staff to insure protocol and standards.
  • Provide observations and recommendations in preparation for the major gift pipeline meetings that will assist in garnering philanthropic support, both in annual and major/planned giving.
  • Provide monthly constituent updates in a timely fashion to Director of Annual Giving.
  • Provide segmentation and analytical reports to Director of Annual Giving.
  • Work closely with the Director of Annual Giving to insure all mailings are organized and mailed on-time. 
  • Other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Two to three years of experience with educational fundraising, donor or alumni relations, or related field, preferred. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, speaking), and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as on teams, and to manage multiple, competing projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite and database management; Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Demonstrated social media skills.
  • Detail-oriented and efficient.
  • Must handle records, data, communications and meetings with confidentiality, tact, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Must be able to successfully cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships with a diverse constituency.
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.  

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Program Coordinator – Nursing (Part-Time)

The School of Nursing is seeking a part-time (10hrs/wk) Program Coordinator to provide administrative support for a grant funded program.  This position is grant funded from August 31, 2015 – June 30, 2017.  This position will not be renewed beyond June 30, 2017.  

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide general administrative assistance for the HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Elms Latino Scholars Initiative program and Program Director.
  • Collaborate with and receive direction from the Program Director regarding specific assignments within the program in the areas of student recruitment, data collection and management, event planning and additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Work schedule will be Monday – Friday (part-time / 10-hours per week).

Qualifications

Minimum of an Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree preferred.   Experience working in an academic office setting preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Ability to interact professionally with individuals both inside and outside the College.
  • Bilingual communication skills a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent phone skills; ability to handle situations with tact and discretion.
  • Ability to anticipate, initiate and respond to issues appropriately.
  • High level of proficiency using MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and skill in internet research; social media; operating standard office equipment.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and effectively to a diverse student population.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records and adhere to FERPA regulations.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Technical Support Coordinator (Part-Time)

Elms College, located in Chicopee, MA, is seeking a Part-Time Technical Support Coordinator.  The Technical Support Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for technical support requests from faculty, staff, and students.  Provides first-level technical support to users via telephone, email, or in person at the help desk. Coordinates the resolution process, escalates issues to the appropriate IT staff member, and follows up to ensure issues are satisfactorily resolved.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acts as the primary point of contact for technical support at the help desk.
  • Monitors all phone calls and tickets, responds appropriately to user support requests and problems.  Logs support requests from phone calls and walk-ins.
  • Performs initial problem analysis and advises users on appropriate action.
  • Escalates tickets to IT staff when necessary, tracks and documents problems, maintains customer contact from initial call through to satisfactory closure.
  • Work collaboratively with IT staff to prioritize and assign responsibility for requests received by the help desk.
  • Coordinate the work of student lab monitors to provide effective support to students using the academic computing labs.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in related field or equivalent technical training. 
  • One (1) to two (2) years experience with technical customer service in a help desk environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, speaking), organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, able to manage time efficiently and effectively, and respond to Help Desk Requests in a courteous, prompt manner.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010-2013.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to stay current with and continue learning about IT trends, practices, software/hardware developments and applications.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as on teams, and to manage multiple, competing requests and deadlines.
  • Ability to process and maintain strict confidentiality regarding employee, student/family records and data.
  • Ability to use tact, discretion and diplomacy in responding to help desk requests and in providing technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students.
  • This is a part-time position; hours are generally M-F from 10 AM to 2 PM.
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and routinely thereafter.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Health Education Nurse

Elms College, located in Chicopee, MA, is seeking a Health Education Nurse to provide health education and services to the Elms student community.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assesses and evaluates students with acute or chronic health issues and provides follow-up care as needed.
  • Evaluates faculty, staff and part time students on an urgent or emergency basis.
  • Provides necessary immunizations to students, staff, and faculty, including yearly tuberculin skin tests for nursing students and faculty.
  • Responds to emergencies on campus as needed.
  • Develops and implements health education programs to promote wellness specifically regarding alcohol and drug abuse prevention and sexual violence prevention programs in compliance with Campus SaVE Act and Title IX.
  • Develops, implements, and manages all aspects of Peer Health Education program.
  • Assists with clinical clearance and completion of medical records by RN to BS, RN to MS, DNP students and satellite campus programs. 
  • Hours for this position are 43 weeks at 35 hours per week, 9 weeks at 15 hours per week (approximately June 1 – August 1).
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three (3) years school health or related health education experience.  Knowledge of educational principles of young adult and adult learning and behavior change. 
  • College health services and acute care experience preferred.
  • Current Massachusetts RN license and CPR certification.
  • Strong physical assessment skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • OSHA blood borne pathogen training.
  • Ability to work independently utilizing protocols of care provided by the Health Center Medical Director.
  • Computer skills and basic proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs@elms.edu  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA invites applications for the position of Executive Director for its new Entrepreneurship & Leadership Center (ELC).  The Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic direction and operational excellence for the Center for Entrepreneurship & Leadership (CEL) by developing and supporting the creation and growth of comprehensive educational programs and learning opportunities that educate, inspire and empower leaders and business professionals and strengthen their competencies and skills in the areas of entrepreneurship, business and healthcare management.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, direction, and management of all aspects of the CEL.
  • Develop the CEL to provide comprehensive entrepreneurship and leadership programs that include certificate and degree programs, executive learning opportunities, and interdisciplinary programs.
  • Establish a high profile Entrepreneurship Advisory Board reflective of the business community.  Works effectively with the Advisory Board to create a vision and strategic plan.
  • Assess market needs to determine and promote innovative CEL opportunities that serve the business needs of the healthcare, insurance and financial sectors, as well as, service organizations.
  • Refine, improve, and/or expand on program offerings to meet the evolving business needs for specific skills, abilities, and knowledge.
  • Establish and evaluate key performance metrics and best practices.
  • Provide direction on CEL business development, marketing, and enrollment strategies.
  • Ensure CEL compliance with criteria for program and regional accreditation.
  • Initiate special projects in support of meeting enrollment, retention, and operational goals.
  • Actively promote the CEL and the mission of the College internally and externally.
  • Establish productive relations with chambers of commerce, the local business community, and with economic development offices.
  • Manage CEL operations including staffing and the CEL budget.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in business from an accredited program.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in entrepreneurship and/or leadership positions, preferably in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated success in a business setting; healthcare, insurance, financial services, or a related area.
  • Record of demonstrated leadership within a business context.
  • Proven experience in program development.
  • Ability to stay current with trends and developments in entrepreneurship and leadership development.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Ability to utilize social media.
  • Ability to translate complex issues into tactical actions.
  • Problem-solving capability; ability to use rigorous logic to solve difficult problems.
  • Must possess learning and change agility and flexibility to quickly adapt to changing needs and situations.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills who can work collaboratively with a diverse population and foster strong professional relationships.
  • Excellent communications skills (written, verbal and presentation).
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of data privacy policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours which may involve occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Off-Campus Program Coordinator at STCC (Part-Time)

Elms College, located in Chicopee, MA, is seeking a part-time Off-Campus Program Coordinator.  This position manages all aspects of the College’s offsite bachelor’s degree programs at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC).

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

General

  • Provides information to and consults with the SGPS Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs and supports Dean on all aspects of the off-campus partnership with STCC;
  • Fosters enrollment in the offsite bachelor’s degree program(s);
  • Collaborates and coordinates with STCC faculty and staff, Elms College faculty and staff, and SGPS on all STCC program related matters;
  • Works with Elms College faculty directors regarding courses to be taught for the following semester/academic year and coordinates the ordering of books for each session.

Recruitment

  • Develops a recruitment process specific to the designated geographic area of Springfield to Hartford Corridor;
  • Establishes recruitment relationships with businesses, schools, and organizations;
  • Identifies and establishes new recruitment opportunities;
  • Establishes working relationships with faculty members at STCC to develop recruitment opportunities;
  • Participates in the planning and execution of open houses and orientation sessions;
  • Advises prospective students and reviews applications;
  • Monitors the application process and maintains continued contact by email, or social media with prospective students;
  • Makes recommendations regarding admission decisions.

Financial Aid

  • Provides information and assistance to students regarding obtaining financial aid;
  • Maintains contact with Financial Aid to assist students with the process.

Marketing

  • Assists the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs in designing and implementing marketing strategies to increase enrollment in degree completion programs at STCC;
  • In consultation with the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs, designs, implements and coordinates a variety of communications with prospective students;
  • Works with the Marketing Specialist in SGPS on the placement of advertising pieces;
  • Works collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs to develop and distribute printed and electronic marketing and communication materials.

Student Support

  • Maintains a working knowledge of support programs and services available for students;
  • Acts as an advocate for prospective and current students by articulating their needs as they pertain to programs, schedules and support;
  • Assists with new student and faculty orientation sessions in collaboration with the Academic Coordinators prior to or during the first week of classes;
  • Collaborates with Elms staff in Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Business and Registrar’s offices;
  • Works collaboratively with the Off-Campus Academic Coordinators at STCC;
  • Coordinates tutoring sessions between students and tutors;
  • Provides direct support to all matriculated students enrolled in the Social Work degree completion. 

Data Management

  • Assists the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs and the Director of Operations in data management, report generation, email campaigns and social media networking.

Other

  • Work schedule is non-standard: Tuesday – Saturday, days and hours will vary according to department needs;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in higher education in an area of enrollment management;
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, interpersonal, administrative and counseling skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation);
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of data privacy policies, procedures, and regulations;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, administrators, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies;
  • Excellent customer service orientation;
  • Ability to stay current with trends and developments in higher education;
  • Must be able to work Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and some evenings;
  • Must have reliable transportation. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Off-Campus Program Coordinator at Berkshire Community College (BCC) (Part-Time)

Elms College, located in Chicopee, MA, is seeking a part-time Off-Campus Program Coordinator.  This position manages all aspects of the College’s offsite bachelor’s degree programs at Berkshire Community College (BCC).

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

General

  • Provides information to and consults with the SGPS Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs and supports Dean on all aspects of the off-campus partnership with BCC;
  • Fosters enrollment in the offsite bachelor’s degree program(s);
  • Collaborates and coordinates with BCC faculty and staff, Elms College faculty and staff, and SGPS on all BCC program related matters;
  • Works with Elms College faculty directors regarding courses to be taught for the following semester/academic year and coordinates the ordering of books for each session.

Recruitment

  • Develops a recruitment process specific to the designated geographic area of Berkshire County, Southern VT and Eastern NY;
  • Establishes recruitment relationships with businesses, schools, and organizations;
  • Identifies and establishes new recruitment opportunities;
  • Establishes working relationships with faculty members at BCC to develop recruitment opportunities;
  • Participates in the planning and execution of open houses and orientation sessions;
  • Advises prospective students and reviews applications;
  • Monitors the application process and maintains continued contact by email, or social media with prospective students;
  • Makes recommendations regarding admission decisions.

Financial Aid

  • Provides information and assistance to students regarding obtaining financial aid;
  • Maintains contact with Financial Aid to assist students with the process.

Marketing

  • Assists the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs in designing and implementing marketing strategies to increase enrollment in degree completion programs at BCC;
  • In consultation with the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs, designs, implements and coordinates a variety of communications with prospective students;
  • Works with the Marketing Specialist in SGPS on the placement of advertising pieces;
  • Works collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs to develop and distribute printed and electronic marketing and communication materials.

Student Support

  • Maintains a working knowledge of support programs and services available for students;
  • Acts as an advocate for prospective and current students by articulating their needs as they pertain to programs, schedules and support;
  • Assists with new student and faculty orientation sessions in collaboration with the Academic Coordinators prior to or during the first week of classes;
  • Collaborates with Elms staff in Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Business and Registrar’s offices;
  • Works collaboratively with the Off-Campus Academic Coordinators at BCC;
  • Coordinates tutoring sessions between students and tutors;
  • Provides direct support to all matriculated students enrolled in the Social Work degree completion. 

Data Management

  • Assists the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs and the Director of Operations in data management, report generation, email campaigns and social media networking.

Other

  • Work schedule is non-standard: Tuesday – Saturday, days and hours will vary according to department needs;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in higher education in an area of enrollment management;
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, interpersonal, administrative and counseling skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation);
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of data privacy policies, procedures, and regulations;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, administrators, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies;
  • Excellent customer service orientation;
  • Ability to stay current with trends and developments in higher education;
  • Must be able to work Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and some evenings;
  • Must have reliable transportation. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Faculty Positions

Looking for an Adjunct Instructor Opportunity at Elms College?

If you are interested in a possible adjunct instructor position, please forward your resume and a letter of interest to the chair of the academic division in which you would like to teach.

Click here for a listing of the academic divisions.

Full-Time Nursing Faculty – Fall 2015

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a full-time nursing faculty position beginning Fall semester of 2015.  Join a grown department that emphasizes dedication and excellence in its commitment to the teaching and professional preparation of its undergraduate and graduate nursing students with a future vision for continued growth and advancement of its academic nursing programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical major required.
  • Strong record of clinical nursing practice, leadership and experience teaching in an academic nursing program.
  • Technological literacy and commitment to integrate technology into teaching.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • RN license in Massachusetts. 

Preferred Qualifications

Earned doctorate or matriculation in a doctoral program.

Responsibilities

In general, full-time nursing faculty positions are 9 or 10 month appointments with classroom and clinical instruction, coordination of clinical sites, student advisement, and participation in faculty governance and scholarship in generic B.S. in Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree and R.N. to B.S. programs; or teaching responsibilities in both undergraduate and graduate program depending upon qualifications and experience.  This full-time position provides an opportunity to create the academic appointment, teaching and leadership responsibilities around the qualifications and experience of the candidate.  The qualified candidate will be eligible for a tenure-track position.  Salary is commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

To Apply

Qualified individuals should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to:

Kathleen B. Scoble, Ed.D., R.N.

Dean, School of Nursing

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA 01013

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to: Joyce Thielen, PhD, RN, Associate Dean, School of Nursing, by email thielenj@elms.edu or phone 413-265-2229.

 

Assistant Professor of Accounting

The Division of Business at Elms College located in Chicopee, MA invites applications for the position of full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Accounting Faculty position reporting to the Chair of the Division of Business. This faculty position is primarily responsible for traditional and online course development and instruction in the Accounting Bachelor of Arts Degree at the traditional based campus programs, the online and F2F undergraduate off-campus degree completion programs, and the Accounting track in the MBA program. Courses can include, but are not limited to, Accounting Information Systems, Advanced Cost Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Management. Potential graduate level courses include Corporate Tax and Non-Profit and Government Accounting.

The faculty member is also responsible for actively participating in all aspects of college community (teaching, scholarship and service) in alignment with the faculty handbook and to serve a primary role in the governance and organization of the program including academic planning, curriculum development and review, advising and program improvement.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assumes responsibility for assigned course instruction online, off-campus and on-campus in both undergraduate and graduate courses;
  • Facilitates learning and caring environment, which encourages critical thinking, investigation, self-direction, and respect for the uniqueness of each individual;
  • Leads and/or participates in course development, curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • Completes required CPE and maintains current license;
  • Attends Business Club meetings with senior accounting students;
  • Assists students in finding internships at area local CPA and other firms;
  • Coordinates students to perform internship and community service at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA);
  • Supports the collection of IACBE results related to the accounting students on campus and off-campus;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and implementation of the general education philosophy;
  • Serves on College committees as appointed or elected;
  • Participates in peer, self, and course review;
  • Promotes the mission and purposes of the College in various internal and external activities;
  • Evaluates student progress and maintains appropriate records;
  • Advises students in course-related matters and makes referrals to appropriate resources;
  • Remains current with the trends, issues and practices in the discipline;
  • Actively involved in professional development and scholarly activities;
  • Assists the Chair of the department with administrative tasks as needed and appointed;
  • Participates is recruitment and retention efforts, specific to the program, as needed;
  • Is responsible for performing other duties as assigned;
  • Contributes to the evaluation of student academic achievement and other evaluative processes of the College;
  • Adheres to College and System policies and procedures as indicated in the Faculty Handbook, College policies and in other regulatory applicable documents;
  • Upholds, promotes and demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Mission and Core Values (Faith, Community, Justice, Excellence) of the College.

Minimum Qualifications

CPA or CMA (current license) with a Master degree in the accounting field.  Must have significant experience in the field of accounting, possess effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, documented excellence in online teaching and be committed to the concepts of innovation and excellence in accounting education. Candidate must maintain active and current membership in professional and community organizations. The candidate must effectively use Microsoft Office Suite software and other accounting software.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree (related field). College-level teaching experience in accounting and experience with web-based course delivery and instructional technology are highly desirable. is preferred. Learning Management System experience preferred, Moodle experience highly preferred.  Ability to use Sage 50/QuickBooks and SAP software is very desirable.

To Apply

Send letter of interest, transcripts, CV/resume, a statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three (3) professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) via email to kimballd@ elms.edu or by regular mail to Dr. David Kimball, Chair of the Division of Business, Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor / Lecturer of Mathematics Position - Fall 2015

The Division of Natural Science, Mathematics & Technology invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (or lecturer) of Mathematics.  This is a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor (or lecturer) Faculty position in the Mathematics program and will mostly focus on teaching a variety of Statistics courses.     

Responsibilities Include

  • Advising students, course development, outreach to potential students and the community, teaching four (4) courses per semester;
  • Courses would typically include:  General Statistics, Statistics for specific majors (i.e. Nursing, Social Sciences, Biostats, etc.), College Math;

          Possibilities also include:

  • Calculus, Geometry, Number Theory, Actuarial Studies, etc.;
  • One course (typically Statistics) per semester will need to be taught at a satellite campus.

Qualifications

Preference will be given to those candidates with a Ph.D. for an Assistant Professor position or who is enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Mathematics and has relevant teaching experience.  We will also entertain applicants with a Master’s Degree for a Lecturer position.  Background check will be conducted for this position.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. 

To Apply

Qualified individuals should send a cover letter, resume/C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three (3) professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) via email to: rannikkoa@elms.edu, or by regular mail to Ashley Rannikko, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs, Elms College, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA 01013.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Full-Time Nursing Faculty Position - Medical-Surgical Nursing - Fall 2015

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a full-time nursing faculty position to coordinate medical-surgical/adult care nursing in the undergraduate nursing program beginning fall semester of 2015. Join a growing nursing program that emphasizes dedication and excellence in its commitment to the teaching and professional preparation of its undergraduate and graduate nursing students with a future vision for continued growth and advancement of its academic nursing programs.      

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Nursing required;
  • Strong record of clinical nursing practice in medical-surgical nursing and experience teaching in an academic nursing program;
  • Technological literacy and commitment to integrate technology into teaching;
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills;
  • RN license in Massachusetts.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned doctorate or matriculation in a doctoral program.

Responsibilities

In general, full-time nursing faculty positions are 9 month appointments with classroom and clinical instruction, coordination of clinical sites, student advisement, and participation in faculty governance and scholarship. The qualified candidate will be eligible for a tenure-track position. Salary is commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

To Apply

Qualified individuals should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references to:

Kathleen B. Scoble, EdD, R.N.

Dean, School of Nursing

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA 01013

Inquiries Regarding Position

Joyce Thielen, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Studies; 413-265-2229; thielenj@elms.edu

Adjunct Faculty - Communication Sciences & Disorders - Practicum Supervisors

The Division of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) at Elms College is seeking adjunct faculty to serve as Practicum Supervisors for graduate students in the Autism Spectrum Disorders programs.  Practicum courses may run during the fall, spring and summer terms.

Primary Duties

  • Conduct weekly and/or bi-weekly group seminar classes for up to four students;
  • Conduct bi-weekly 1:1 individual supervision meetings for each student in person on the Elms College campus or at the student’s worksite;
  • Assist in the development of practicum activities;
  • Provide timely feedback to students;
  • Ensure students are attaining mastery with items on the BACB 4th edition task list;
  • Some local travel may be required.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in behavior analysis, psychology, special education or a related field;
  • Possession of the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential;
  • Two or more years of experience with behavioral assessment and intervention in a clinical or educational environment;
  • Demonstration of completion of the Supervision and Experience Training Module accessed via the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) website (www.bacb.com);
  • Demonstration of completion of an 8-hour Supervision Training program from a provider eligible to offer Type II continuing education credits by the BACB.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals should send a cover letter, resume/C.V. and the contact information for three (3) professional references via email (as word or PDF attachments) to Dr. Kathryn James at jamesk@elms.edu or by regular mail to:

Kathryn S. James, Ph.D.

Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

        Chicopee, MA 01013          

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Part-Time Nursing Faculty Position

Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Track Coordinator

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a part-time nursing faculty position to coordinate the Family Nursing Practitioner (FNP) Program Track.  This position is available as early as July 2015. This is a part- time faculty position with managerial responsibilities reporting to the Director of Advanced Clinical Practice for the DNP program. Join a growing nursing program that emphasizes dedication and excellence in its commitment to teaching and professional preparation of is undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing students with a future vision of continued growth and advancement of its academic nursing programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Science in nursing from an accredited school of nursing;
  • Minimum of five years of advanced practice experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner;
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills;
  • RN licenses in Massachusetts;
  • Nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience; and earned doctorate degree in nursing or a related discipline is highly recommended.

Responsibilities

The coordinator position is a part-time, 12-month appointment as nursing faculty with managerial and faculty responsibilities including course development, teaching, student advisement and program and curriculum evaluation. Salary is commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

To Apply

Qualified individuals should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Kathleen B. Scoble, Ed.D., R.N.

Dean, School of Nursing

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA  01013

Inquiries regarding position

Jean Pelski, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC, Director of Advanced Clinical Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, 413-265-2484; pelskij@elms.edu

Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice & Legal Studies - Fall 2015

Elms College invites applications for position of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Paralegal Studies.  This is a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor Faculty position in the criminal Justice & Legal Studies program. 

Responsibilities include

  • Responsible for the ABA-approval process for the College’s paralegal studies certificate program, including compliance, reporting and re-approval;
  • Teaching these courses: Legal Studies I, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, and other criminal justice-related courses;
  • Experienced in the field of criminal justice as a prosecutor, public defender, or defense attorney.

Qualifications

Juris Doctorate (J.D.) is required.  Preference will be given to a candidate who has a Ph.D. or is enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice or one of the social sciences and has relevant teaching experience.  Background check will be conducted for this position. 

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy,  and contact  information for three (3) professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to: sullivann@elms.edu or by regular mail to Nancy Sullivan, Social Science Division, Elms College, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA 01013.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Part-Time Nursing Faculty Position

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Program Track Coordinator

Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Program 

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a part-time nursing faculty position to coordinate the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nursing Practitioner (AGACNP) Program Track.  This position is available as early as July 2015. This is a part- time faculty position with managerial responsibilities reporting to the Director of Advanced Clinical Practice. Join a growing nursing program that emphasizes dedication and excellence in its commitment to teaching and professional preparation of is undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing students with a future vision of continued growth and advancement of its academic nursing programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Science in nursing from an accredited school of nursing;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of advanced practice experience as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nursing practitioner with two (2) or more years of experience coordinating and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialization;
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills;
  • RN licenses in Massachusetts;
  • Nationally certified as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  

Preferred Qualifications

Earned doctorate degree in nursing or a related discipline is highly recommended.

Responsibilities

The coordinator position is a part-time, 12-month appointment as nursing faculty with managerial and faculty responsibilities including course development, teaching, student advisement and program and curriculum evaluation.  Salary is commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Kathleen B. Scoble, Ed.D., R.N.

Dean, School of Nursing

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA  01013 

Inquiries Regarding Position

Jean Pelski, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC, Director of Advanced Clinical Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, 413-265-2484; pelskij@elms.edu.

 Part-Time Faculty - MBA Program

Elms College is seeking Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty in specific topics as follows.  Applicants are required to have an MBA in the specific area of study in order to be considered.

Graduate (evening)

Cost Accounting

Contemporary Financial Accounting Issues

Global Ethics

Global Marketing

Managerial Finance and Data Analysis

Products and Operations

Undergraduate (daytime)

Accounting

Economics

Finance

Healthcare Management

Sport Marketing

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume/c.v., and 2 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to: beanc@elms.edu

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