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

Assistant Director of Residence Life

The Assistant Director of Residence Life will assist with all aspects of residence life operations and administration; hiring, training and supervision of RA staff, and rotate on-call nights and weekend duties with the Director of Residence Life.  This is a full-time, 12-month, benefited position that includes: tuition waiver, a room, and meal plan (academic year only).  This is a live-in position.  Requires some weekends and extensive evening hours. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of a 14 person Resident Advisor team. 
  • Track and follow up on work orders.
  • Proactively respond to student and parents.  Provide appropriate follow up on concerns and issues in the Residence Halls.
  • Participate in campus-wide programming efforts by professional and student staff.
  • Assist in coordinating openings and closings of the Residence Halls.
  • Serve as a Judicial Hearing Officer for students who have been referred to policy violations.
  • Serve as a mediator for roommate conflicts.
  • Advise Residence Hall Council (RHC). 
  • Collaborate with other offices to engage students in campus programming initiatives.
  • Participate in professional staff rotating on-call schedule.
  • Assist with the day to day operations of the Residence Halls.
  • Assist with room lottery and the room reservation and process.
  • Represent the department at Admission or other College events.
  • Participate in division and campus activities and programs.
  • Live on-campus and is available to respond to emergencies or incidents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree.  Prefer one (1) or more years of post-Bachelor's experience as a Residence life professional staff member.  Must be knowledgeable of student development theory and its practice and use, programming, student conduct, supervision of resident assistants and some knowledge of judicial hearings.  Strong leadership skills; Experience in community building in a college residential setting; Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills; Ability to motivate staff members, engage in constructive dialogue, and problem-solve within a Student Development model; Knowledge of student development theory (its practice and use), programming and student conduct. Supervisory experience strongly preferred.  Background check will be conducted.  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.

Sports Information Director

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Sports Information Director.  Responsible for the collection and dissemination of all information concerning the Elms College Athletic Department and assists the office of Institutional Marketing with college-wide media efforts.  This is a full-time, 10-month position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

       Information Collection

  • Interview coaches pre- and post-season in conjunction with the Director of Athletics, collect, maintain and distribute Elms and opponent’s rosters.
  • Administrate and coordinate the collection of the NCAA statistics for all home and away contests.
  • Collate the statistics for the other sports (statistics, prepared by coaches in conjunction with the sport information sheets submitted to SID and conference offices each week.)
  • Develop and coordinate information on newsworthy stories.
  • Oversee the organization and administration of the Athletic Awards Banquet Slide Show and Program.
  • Oversee athletic photography:  Team, Athletic Awards Banquet Slide-show and Video.
  • Interview student athletes, coaches, administrators, staff, as appropriate for public relations, marketing, etc.
  • Collect and collate newspaper clippings for each sport program.

       Information Dissemination

  • Liaison with other institutions, media outlets, etc. that require sport information.
  • Coordinate pre- mid- and post-season press releases for each sport program.  Frequency and length depending on program and significance of news.
  • Coordinate periodic press release on newsworthy stories including information for Novus.
  • Create fall, winter and spring season wrap-up and quarterly newsletter.
  • Coordinate the Athletic/Admission Publications and updates.
  • Disseminate statistics – in conjunction with coaches for all 15 sports.
  • Oversee sports information for special events, for example, hosting championship events, etc.  Serve as a member of the events management team and assists with special events such as the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction and annual athletes’ banquet.
  • Develop content for athletic publications including event programs, recruitment materials, schedule cards, and media guides.  Coordinate the publication of schedule cards.  Prepare event programs.
  • Maintain and develop athletic department web site.
  • Maintain trophy cases, photo gallery, etc.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Extensive experience with writing, athletic statistical packages, and web development; Experience with website development and maintenance; Experience with Prestosports software and Stat Crew software; Proven ability to communicate (verbal and written) with academic community, off-campus constituents, professional colleagues and the general public; Proven administrative and organizational skills.  Background check will be conducted. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (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.

Professional Tutor – Off-Site Locations (Part-Time / As Needed By Appointment)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a part-time / as needed by appointment Professional Tutor for their off-site locations in Lee, Greenfield and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA. The Professional Tutor works on a 1:1 or small group basis with students enrolled in degree completion programs at the off-campus location.  The Professional Tutor works collaboratively with faculty and staff at the off-site location in and outside the classroom.  The Professional Tutor reports to the Off Campus Program Coordinator who schedules tutoring appointments as needed at the off-campus site or the main campus.  The Professional Tutor provides instruction in subject matter, study skills, technology and writing, as appropriate.  The Professional Tutor informs students of tutoring services available through the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the main campus and the online Brainfuse tutoring system. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • To attend an Orientation/Training session led by the Director of the Academic Resource Center on the main campus upon hire.
  • To be available by appointment for tutoring of students at the host or home institution.
  • To notify the Off-Campus Program Coordinator as soon as possible if one cannot meet his/her assigned tutee(s).
  • To be punctual for all scheduled tutoring sessions.
  • To maintain a time sheet to be submitted to, and signed by the Off-Campus Program Coordinator.
  • To utilize instructional techniques that promotes independent learning by the tutee.  
  • To present oneself as a professional role model for all students who seek academic tutoring.
  • To demonstrate the Elms College core values of faith, justice, community and excellence in interactions with students, faculty, staff and administration.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program; masters preferred.  Tutoring experience with undergraduates preferred.  Coursework and/or degree in tutoring field.  Demonstrated organizational, planning, interpersonal, administrative, availability, approachability, and counseling skills. Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation); Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Gmail; knowledge of data privacy policies, procedures, and regulations. Knowledge of subject matter field to be tutored; study skills to scaffold student success.  Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, administrators, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies. Excellent customer service orientation.  Must have reliable transportation, good driving record, and a valid driver’s license.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (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.

Head Field Hockey Coach & Manager of Maguire Fitness Center

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Head Field Hockey Coach & Manager of Maguire Fitness Center.  The Field Hockey Coach & Manager of the Maguire Fitness Center is a dual function position with responsibility for recruitment and instruction of Elms College student athletes in the field hockey program, and for the development, supervision and administration of the club member’s fitness needs.  This is a full-time, 9 month position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Head Field Hockey Coach                          

  • Organization, development and administration of all phases of the field hockey program. 
  • Establishes overall goals for the field hockey program, organizes practice and is responsible for game management.
  • Provides effective supervision of field hockey student athletes in practice, competition and life management.  Ensures ongoing eligibility of athletes; monitors academic progress and demonstrates a sincere concern for the welfare of student athletes.
  • Plan and implement off-season and pre-season workouts.  Responsible for teaching skills to student athletes and providing them with opportunities for specific knowledge.
  • Develops and implements a safe and effective training and competitive environment for student athletes.
  • Recruits academically qualified players utilizing current methods, e.g. telephone, mail, game visibility, etc.
  • Attends and participates in admissions recruiting events.  Works effectively with the Admissions Office staff to ensure a consistent, effective recruitment effort.
  • Serves as a role model to athletes by conducting oneself on and off the field in an ethical, appropriate, professional manner and displaying values that reflect the mission and goals of the College.
  • Adheres to/Ensures compliance with NCAA, ECAC, NECC rules, regulations, policies, procedures and Title IX.
  • Works with the Athletics Director in department promotion, public relations, and fund raising.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment toward building a successful, respected Division III program.
  • Manages field hockey program budget and orders equipment/supplies.
  • Supervises Assistant Coach(es).
  • Serves on committees as needed; attends department meetings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Manager of Maguire Fitness Center

  • Interacts with students, club members, faculty and staff on an ongoing basis to ensure fitness/facility needs are being met.
  • Sells Maguire Center Health Club memberships.
  • Develops and maintains income, membership and Maguire Center usage records.
  • Reviews health histories of all members – students, staff, faculty and outside Elms community members.
  • Gives individual fitness appointments to all members.
  • Conducts group fitness orientations.
  • Works with the Intramural Director and Strength & Conditioning Coordinator in planning campus-wide fitness programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field; Master’s degree preferred. Coaching, athletics administration and fitness/recreational program experience is essential; Proven ability to relate to student athletes, academic community, student body, off-campus constituents, professional colleagues and the general public; Proven administrative, organizational and recruiting skills; Ability to use computer software and standard office equipment; CPR, First Aid and AED Certification required.  Background check will be conducted. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (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.

Assistant Director of Admissions

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking an Assistant Director of Admissions.  The Assistant Director of Admissions is responsible for recruiting qualified students into full-time undergraduate programs at Elms College and oversees daily operations within the Admissions Office.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively recruits full-time students with primary territory in the local area including Springfield Public Schools.  Conducts high school visits and attends college fairs.  Interviews prospective students, determines applicant admissibility, conducts final evaluation of all undergraduate applicants. 
  • Manages all aspects of the admission process from initial inquiry from a prospective student through his or her enrollment and registration at Elms College.
  • Organizes and is responsible for all on-campus information sessions and special admission events.
  • Coordinates complete off-campus recruitment travel schedule for Admissions office.
  • Works with Financial Aid regarding information needed for a complete application; receives and acts on reports on what Financial Aid receives and needs from applicants. 
  • As part of the Admissions team, works with Marketing on developing recruitment materials and strategies.  May proof and assist in writing student materials.  Monitors all activities related to social media.
  • Inputs student information into SCAN, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of data.  Generates Crystal reports.
  • Serves as the back-up to the Coordinator of Admission Services Operations processing “admits” reporting through the Common App (i.e., prospective student fills out application once through College Board to apply to multiple colleges).
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with administrative and academic departments.
  • Assists Director of Admissions in overall development and implementation of recruitment strategies, marketing plans, admission policies, and the evaluation of applicant files.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree required. Four (4) years of increasingly responsible work in undergraduate college admissions including experience with student recruitment, admission counseling, policies and procedures; Thorough understanding of the admission process; Ability to act as a partner for students interested in applying to Elms College; Ability to communicate the uniqueness and sense of community at Elms; Ability to evaluate college transcripts; Ability to establish and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with community colleges and with high school guidance counselors and professional colleagues; Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of students; Must be very patient and have the ability to be an active listener;Must be highly motivated, organized, an effective planner, and able to work independently as well as on a team;Proficiency with computer software, databases, MS Word, Excel;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 (evenings, holidays, weekends) outside of normal business hours.

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: Eastern Massachusetts, New York, Arizona, California, Maryland, and other areas as may be assigned.
  • 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.

Manager Mail Services

Elms College, located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Manager of Mail Services.  The Manager of Mail Services will run the mailroom in in an efficient manner.  Duties will include mail handling services and customer service assistance.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Informs college’s students, faculty and staff about postal regulations and costs in a clear, timely manner.
  • Conducts all the daily mail service operations and ensures the timely and efficient processing of all incoming and outgoing mail and parcels.
  • Monitors postal permits and advance deposit accounts.
  • Notifies the Business Office of postal charge backs to college departments.
  • Obtains funds to replenish postal meter, arranges for repairs and supplies for postal machine.
  • Monitors stamp drawer, establishes and maintains stamp inventory levels.
  • Maintains petty cash account for “Postage Due” occurrences.
  • Verifies UPS billing for department chargeback.
  • Insures deposit of cash taken in for personal postage and mailbox key replacements.
  • Keeps up-to-date on USPS changes and requirements, including rate changes.
  • Serves student, faculty, and staff at the Mail Services counter and ensures that all customers receive prompt, courteous and helpful service.
  • Serves a liaison to departments on best practices.
  • Handles the mail merge system.
  • Monitors bulk mail account to insure funds are available when an outside source does the mailing; reports bulk charge backs to the Business Office.
  • Informs students about mail fraud and advises them about handling mail from inmates.
  • Attends postal forums, workshops, conferences to remain abreast of best practices, new developments/requirements, and potential mail hazards (awareness and preparedness).
  • Insures timely delivery of special items such as “Stress Free Exam packs (twice/y), scholarship plaques, candy on Valentine’s Day and Halloween, various tee shirt fundraisers, daffodils, etc.
  • Manages mailboxes including: assignments, repairs, combination changes, key and lock replacements.
  • Forwards mail during breaks and after graduation. Maintains current list of student address changes and reports them to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Ensures that all mail and parcels are treated securely and handled in a confidential manner. Complies with FERPA requirements.
  • Greet faculty, staff, administration and students in a positive and professional manner
  • Train and supervise interns
  • Awareness of and preparedness for any potential hazard in mail. (anthrax, chemicals bombs)
  • Assist with copier supply ordering.
  • Assist with inventory assessment and restock.
  • Provides community with information as needed in relation to policy and price changes.
  • Works collaboratively with Document Services Manager as well as all Faculty, Staff and Students.
  • Provides coverage for the Manager of Document Services for vacation and absences as needed.
  • Attends cross training sessions per the Director of Campus Operations and Public Safety for the purpose of occasional coverage of Document Services as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent.  Experience working in mail services preferred; strong customer services skills; detail oriented; strong organizational skills; working knowledge and understanding of FERPA rules and regulations; working knowledge and understanding of postal delivery systems; prior experience working in an academic environment; ability to recognize priorities; ability to be flexible depending on work flow needs; effect changes to improve operational goals; ability to work in an organized and efficient manner.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three 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.

Director of Campus Operations and Planning

Elms College, located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, is seeking a Director of Campus Operations.  The Director is responsible for managing college operations including building and grounds, capital projects, planning, risk management, environmental health and safety, and campus services.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures that campus operations, facilities, and services function effectively and efficiently in meeting the objectives of the institution.
  • Monitors and assesses custodial, facilities, and grounds maintenance services outsourced to Aramark to ensure the care and cleanliness of buildings and grounds meet quality standards. Plans and implements continuous improvements to develop and enhance campus services.
  • Develops, guides, and actively participates in campus planning initiatives and facility design, repair, and management. Manages the RFP bid process including the identification, evaluation and recommendation of contractors and vendors.
  • Performs a periodic assessment of the condition of facilities and maintains a Deferred Maintenance Program.
  • Institutes a formal Energy Management Program to improve energy efficiency and sustainability efforts.
  • Identifies opportunities for more efficient, cost-effective methods relating to facilities and campus services.
  • Manages capital projects for maintenance and repair and oversees construction activity to ensure compliance with construction documents and design intent.
  • Serves on the committee with the Director of Public Safety and others that determines the need for delayed openings, early release, or school closing due to inclement weather.
  • Serves as the college’s administrative liaison to vendors providing dining, bookstore and other contracted services.
  • Represents the college at meetings with the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS) consortium and various professional organizations.  Fosters and maintains positive relationships with the City of Chicopee, the local community and the neighbors of the college.
  • Develops collegial working relationships with the campus constituencies.
  • Works collaboratively with the CCGS Risk Manager and Public Safety Director to provide expertise on environmental, health and safety matters.  Works with the Vice President of Academic Affairs on matters concerning the inventory and storage of chemicals for the labs and general upkeep of the labs.
  • Participates in emergency response meetings and serves on college committees.
  • Serves on Trustee subcommittee for buildings and grounds; gives presentations and reports.
  • Manages the Facilities-Operations and Capital budgets; prepares recommendations and justifications for budget requests.
  • Ensures adequate staffing levels for Facilities and Operations. Evaluates services, staff and processes for each direct report and conducts annual performance reviews.
  • Informs the campus community about changes in campus operations and services.
  • Maintains accurate inventory, plans, drawings of buildings and utility systems.
  • Develops and implements a purchasing system for supplies, equipment, and materials. 
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business or facilities-related field.      
  • 8-10 years of progressively responsible operations experience in an educational setting.
  • Experience in project management and planning, construction/maintenance operations, architectural scheduling/planning, energy management and conservation and supervising others.
  • Experience with facilities systems (plumbing, electrical, etc.) a plus.
  • Knowledge of environmental and occupational health and safety practices and risk management.
  • Ability to review and evaluate contract provisions and give advice on contract interpretation.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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.

Registered Nurse (Part-Time)

Elms College, located in Chicopee, Massachusetts seeks a part-time Registered Nurse to provide health services to the college 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.
  • Provides health education programming as requested.
  • Ensures clinical clearance and completion of medical records by RN to BS, RN to MS, and DNP students.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years college health services and acute care experience required.  Must possess Massachusetts RN license; 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.

To Apply

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

Director of Public Safety

Elms College, in Chicopee, Massachusetts, is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Public Safety (DPS). The Director of Public Safety is responsible for the overall leadership and oversight of the college’s safety and security services including residence halls, academic and administrative buildings and property, emergency planning and parking enforcement.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

General Administrative

  • Develops and implements public safety policies and procedures for the college consistent with general safety and campus police principles and legal and regulatory requirements. 
  • Continually assesses the college's safety needs and establishes a plan, priorities and strategies for upgrading public safety services and addressing public safety issues.
  • Assesses the college’s safety needs and manages ongoing assessment of the college’s entire public safety program.
  • Has general responsibility for coordinating safety and security for events: lectures, performances, athletic games, concerts, commencement, summer programs, etc. Works with appropriate college departments and external constituents in the planning of major events.
  • Develops and manages the Public Safety budget.
  • Investigates and recommends appropriate technology tools for public safety and security, fire safety and emergency preparedness.
  • Conducts investigations of criminal law that compromise the safety and security of the college.
  • Enforces all college policies, such as work place violence, sexual harassment, the employee code of conduct, etc.
  • Enforces the rules and regulations as set forth in the Elms College Student Handbook.
  • Liaison with the Five College Risk Manager.
  • Assesses and implements emergency preparedness programs.
  • Conducts public safety information sessions with campus community.

 Communication

  • Develops and maintains collaborative relations with local law enforcement.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relations with peer institutions’ Public Safety Departments.
  • Reviews campus incidents and reports and routinely communicates student-related issues with the Vice President of Student Affairs; apprises and advises the President’s Cabinet on public safety related matters
  • Attends meetings, serves on various college committees.
  • Promotes positive and collaborative relationships with other stakeholders in public safety and security.
  • Assures that crime prevention information is made available to the college community including immediate crime advisories when necessary.
  • Assesses college needs with regard to security communications technology.

Supervision Exercised

  • Supervises a 24/7 Public Safety department. Hires, trains and supervises qualified public safety officers, contract security and student security; provides coaching and regular feedback, recommends professional development, conducts performance reviews and implements ongoing training requirements and performance standards for public safety officers.
  • Develops a comprehensive Public Safety Department Operations Manual that includes, but is not limited to, emergency procedures, notification procedures, report writing guidelines, daily log procedures, notification of Chicopee police, patrol and investigative procedures; services provided by Public Safety Department; proper Public Safety uniform code; procedures concerning sexual assault, hate crimes, disturbances, alcohol, drugs and mental health incidents.
  • Develops guidelines within the department manual which incorporate the Elms College Student Handbook in managing the Public Safety Department’s response.

Regulatory

  • Ensures that the college  is in compliance with campus crime reporting requirements, inclusive of the Jeanne Clery Act and the Massachusetts Open Police Log law.
  • Develops and implements a campus crime prevention program, which focuses on the reduction and prevention of crime while building community relations.

Fire Safety

  • Works with Director of Operations and local officials to implement fire and safety inspections.
  • Conducts regular drills and emergency response training in cooperation with Residence Life staff and administrators.
  • Acts as a liaison with the Chicopee Fire Department for all fire safety matters.

Parking and Vehicles 

  • Works with the Director of Human Resources to develop and maintain an effective Vehicle Safety Program.
  • Reviews, updates, and documents parking regulations and enforcement procedures.
  • Oversees the enforcement of parking regulations.

Other

  • Develops short and long term goals for the department.
  • Creates and disseminates appropriate documents regarding security, fire safety, emergency preparedness, etc.
  • Oversees and manages the college's key control system; including, issuing keys, auditing keys, policy development and vendor contracts.
  • Creates and maintains a department website.
  • Chairs the Public Safety Advisory Board.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field; Master’s degree preferred.  Graduate of a full time Municipal Police or a Special State Police academy and minimum of 8-10 years proven experience working at a supervisory level in college campus safety/law enforcement or functional equivalent.  Emergency Management/Preparedness and Crisis Management experience in a higher education setting required.        

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of campus law enforcement procedures and processes.
  • Ability to be sworn as a special state police officer under MGL 22C-63.
  • Possess a valid Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm.
  • Must be able to read, interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures and regulations. 
  • Ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of cooperation, tolerance, respect and professionalism within Public Safety Dept.
  • Ability to promote good public relations and trust with students, faculty, staff, trustees, campus visitors and others.
  • Ability to recruit and select a work force that reflects the diversity of the community.
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and team-building skills.
  • Ability to prepare and write statistical and narrative reports.
  • Attention to detail and to deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze, make recommendations, and implement appropriate course of action.
  • Must be results-oriented, highly motivated, flexible, and able to manage multiple competing responsibilities and projects.  
  • Possesses high level of knowledge and demonstrated skill in providing campus safety services.
  • Stays current with issues, developments and initiatives pertaining to college campus safety. Willingness to attend/participate in seminars/meetings and engage in ongoing professional development in the field of public safety.
  • Must adhere to FERPA regulations and Elms College’s Confidentiality policy.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State law regarding campus safety and security.
  • May be required to work some night and weekend hours.  Incumbent is on-call 24/7.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record; First Aid and CPR Certification required.
  • Prepares and updates annually a report on deferred maintenance needs and the strategy and operating plan to address such needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Two Public Safety Lieutenants
  • Full-time Public Safety Officers
  • Part-time Public Safety Officers
  • General oversight for contract (private security) guards

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional references via email only (Word or PDF attachments) to:  jobs @elms.edu.  Review of applications will begin June 6th and continue until the position is filled.

Educational Technology Specialist

The IT Department at Elms College is seeking an Educational Technology Specialist who will be primarily responsible for planning, implementing, managing and supporting the college’s educational technology programs.  Responsibilities include coordination with faculty/academic departments in defining the online/blended learning strategy and aligning the use of technology with academic goals and outcomes, management of the College’s learning management system (LMS), assessment and development of training programs, best practices, resources and documentation.  This position works closely with the Academic Technology Specialist to support the use of technology in both the online and classroom learning environments.  One evening per week is required.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide “hands-on” assistance to faculty in the use of instructional and computer technology, assist with classroom setup and support of the online-hybrid program lecture software.
  • Administer web conferencing platform, setup virtual meetings and manage software licensing.
  • Assess and develop training programs, create resources and documentation related to educational technology.
  • Assist faculty in the selection, creation and effective use of technology resources for both online and on campus courses.
  • Administer Moodle LMS, including system configuration, security, course management, user accounts and enrollments, grade book, evaluations, etc.
  • Manage Moodle help desk tickets, research and troubleshoot technical/functional issues and respond to requests in a timely manner.
  • Monitor Moodle upgrades, enhancements and bug fixes, contact technical support to escalate/resolve critical issues and consult online support resources.
  • Research, recommend and configure LMS system according to academic priorities and requirements. 
  • Support faculty on techniques and methodologies for using technology, multimedia and graphic design principles and tools in Moodle.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent technical training.  1-2 years of experience preferred in supporting educational technology.  Knowledge of and experience in educational technology.  Technical support experience with learning management systems, such as Moodle, is required.  Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft and Adobe software. Excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, speaking), organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills.  Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as on teams, customer-driven approach.  Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding employee, student/family records and data.  Ability to use tact, discretion and diplomacy when providing technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students.  Must be organized, detail-oriented, able to manage time efficiently and effectively, and respond to requests in a courteous, prompt manner.  One evening per week is required.  Ability to work effectively with a diverse population.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references (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.

Adjunct Instructors - Statistics & Introductory Biology

Elms College is seeking Adjunct Faculty Instructors to teach MAT 109 Statistics at its off-site programs across Western Massachusetts on weekends. 

The college is also seeking an Adjunct Faculty Instructor to teach Introductory Biology courses at its main campus in Chicopee MA. These courses run during the traditional student schedule – afternoons preferable, hybrid online / in person options possible. 

Requirements

Minimum of a Master's degree in related field required; experience teaching at the college level; excellent communication skills, a commitment to undergraduate education, and the ability to engage and motivate students.

To Apply

Send cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for 3 professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) via email to aubeh@elsm.edu or by regular mail to Heather Aube, Natural Science, Math & Technology Division, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA  01013. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Adjunct Instructor – Education

The Division of Education at Elms College is seeking Adjunct Faculty to teach MAT101, Pre-Algebra to undergraduate educator licensure candidates.  The course is scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:25am – 10:40am.

Course Title: MAT101, Pre-Algebra

Semester Dates:  September 1 – December 31, 2014

Meeting Times:  Wednesday & Friday, 9:25am – 10:40am

Requirements

Master's degree required.  Successful teaching experience in teaching elementary and/or middle school mathematics preferred.

To Apply

Send cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) via email to janeczekm@elms.edu or by regular mail to Mary Claffey Janezcek, Ed.D., Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Adjunct Instructor – Education 

The Division of Education at Elms College is seeking Adjunct Faculty to teach EDU491/791, Educating English Language Learners to undergraduate and graduate educator licensure candidates, who are preparing to teach children at the PreK-6 level.  The course is scheduled for Thursdays, fall semester, from 4:15pm – 6:45pm.

Course Title: EDU491/791, Educating English Language Learners

Semester Dates:  September 1 – December 31, 2014

Meeting Times:  Thursday, 4:15pm – 6:45pm

Requirements

Master's degree required.  Successful teaching experience in teaching elementary and/or middle school ESL preferred.  Extensive knowledge of cross-cultural communication, bilingual language acquisition, literacy methods and SIOP required. 

To Apply

Send cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) via email to janeczekm@elms.edu or by regular mail to Mary Claffey Janezcek, Ed.D., Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator

Elms College located in Chicopee, Massachusetts is seeking a Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator.  The Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator will be responsible for managing the nursing skills laboratory by providing a broad range of educational, technical and managerial functions to support the teaching and learning activities of nursing faculty and students. Key responsibilities of the position center on the practice and review of nursing skills; development of simulation; space, equipment and resource management; and faculty development and collaboration. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, 10-month faculty position which will begin mid-August, 2014.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide student and faculty support to facilitate learning in the skills lab:

  • Orient faculty and student to lab resources and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with clinical course coordinators each semester to establish a calendar for lab use; and equipment and supply needs.
  • Facilitates the efficient utilization of lab space, including negotiating with faculty where there are competing demands for space/equipment.
  • Provide/supervise independent practice sessions for students.
  • Evaluate functioning of and satisfaction with skills laboratories (faculty and students).
  • Teach 1-2 skills lab/week as determined by need and scheduling.

Manage skills laboratory resources to facilitate learning and safe practices in the skills lab:

  • Coordinates scheduling of activities and classes for all of the laboratory space.
  • Maintain and annually revise a manual of laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for oversight of physical resources in the lab, including their organization and operation.
  • Maintain an annual inventory of supply and resources.
  • Coordinates the ordering and re-supply of consumable lab supplies/equipment.
  • Manage compliance of appropriate safety regulations.
  • Participates in the development of the skills lab budget.
  • Participate in strategic planning regarding lab space design, space utilization, and skills lab equipment.

Facilitate simulation development and utilization:

  • Manage/maintain simulation equipment (microsims, SimMan, SimBaby and related technology).
  • Participate with and assist nursing faculty/appropriate others in the development, implementation, and integration of simulation activities into teaching/learning strategies.
  • Provide faculty/appropriate others orientation/training in selected technical aspects of simulation.
  • Coordinate the continued development of simulation scenarios and/or provide scenarios through professional resources.
  • Coordinate meeting the requirements of the current simulation grants.
  • Maintain current with developments in the field of simulation, technology, and learning theory.                                                                                                    

School of Nursing Activities:

  • Attend School of Nursing faculty meetings.
  • Coordinate and Chair the Nursing Skills Lab Committee comprised of faculty and students.  Schedule meetings/create agenda.
  • Report to School of Nursing Curriculum Committee annually or as requested by faculty.
  • Participate in School of Nursing community activities related to the nursing skills lab (i.e. open houses and tours).

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Nursing, or currently matriculated in a master’s program.
  • Two or more years of recent clinical nursing experience; preferred medical-surgical nursing experience.
  • Minimum of one year of teaching experience; academic teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience in utilizing simulation technology; designing and implementing innovative teaching strategies.
  • Strong computer knowledge and skills including word processing and data base management.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, organizational, and communication skills with multiple constituencies, including students, faculty, administrators, vendors, information technology staff.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Massachusetts.

To Apply

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

 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

Adjunct Faculty – Communication Sciences & Disorders

The Division of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) at Elms College is seeking adjunct faculty to teach ASD 604/704 Assessment and Intervention in ASD II for the Spring 2014 semester.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree and candidates for this position must be a BCBA.  Successful teaching experience, especially at the college level preferred.

To Apply

Qualified individuals should send a cover letter, resume/C.V. and the contact information for three (3) professional references 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.

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