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

Technical Support Specialist

Elms College located in Chicopee has an opening for a Technical Support Specialist.  The Technical Support Specialist is responsible for new hardware installation, maintenance, and operational support of computer labs, classrooms, and offices on campus.  Provide technical support for faculty, staff and student on all aspects of technology used in a networked environment.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform routine installation and maintenance of computers, software and printers;
  • Diagnoses and resolves technical hardware and software issues;
  • Responds to requests for technical assistance in person, via phone and remotely; performs initial problem analysis, advises user on appropriate action and escalate problems to Information Technology technical staff when necessary;
  • Manages PC inventory, recommends hardware and software acquisitions, assists with hardware and software deployment projects;
  • Coordinate the work of student lab monitors to provide effective support to students using the academic computing labs;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of help desk procedures;
  • Follows standard help desk procedures, tracks and routes problems and requests, logs all help desk interactions, documents resolutions;
  • Coordinates repairs and services with outside vendors, ensures that services are properly completed;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in related field or equivalent technical training and certification; 
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in computer operations, network communication systems, and familiarity with a variety of software, hardware and software applications.  Experience in Higher Education preferred;
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with Microsoft Suite, Windows 7 and Active Directory;
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as on teams, and to manage multiple, competing projects and deadlines;
  • Excellent troubleshooting, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Knowledge of and willingness to stay current with and continue learning about IT trends, practices, software/hardware developments and applications;
  • Ability to process and maintain strict confidentiality regarding employee, student/family records and data;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, speaking), organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills;
  • Ability to use tact, discretion and diplomacy in responding to help desk requests and in providing technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students;
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, able to manage time efficiently and effectively, and respond to Help Desk Requests in a courteous, prompt manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population. 
  • Commitment to the mission of the College and its students is necessary. 

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.

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (Part-Time)

The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (part-time) is responsible for assisting the Head Women’s Basketball Coach in developing and implementing a safe and effective training and competitive environment for student athletes. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head Coach in all aspects of the Women’s Basketball program in all practice and game preparations with a heavy emphasis on recruiting; 
  • Academic oversight and strong commitment to academic success of student-athletes;
  • Teaching and coaching instructional skills and team concepts;
  • Dedication to the full academic development of student-athletes;
  • Video assignments;
  • Have full responsibility of the program in the absence of the Head Coach;
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, or higher;
  • College women’s basketball experience and college coaching preferred;
  • Minimum 2-years coaching experience or 4-year playing experience on the collegiate level;
  • Experience working with diverse cultures and ethnic groups;
  • Ability to relate well to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Elms community;
  • Knowledge of NCAA D-III rules and regulations as they pertain to compliance and eligibility requirements;
  • Fund-raising and promotional activities;
  • Ability to work and travel evenings and weekends;
  • Displays a sincere concern for student athlete welfare, demonstrating excellent leadership, role modeling, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong commitment to Elms college policies and regulations, NCAA D-III rules and regulations;
  • 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.

Director of New Student & Transition Programs

Elms College, located in Chicopee, MA, is seeking a Director of New Student & Transition Programs.  The Director of New Student and Transition Programs is responsible for connecting students to the college community, informing students and families about college resources to create a foundation of support that promotes student success from orientation to graduation.  This position is integral to the success of all students through programming with an emphasis on transition, retention and success.  

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop and implement programs that provide positive transition for all students;
  • Collaborate with student affairs, academic departments and other departments of campus such as, facilities, food service and Information Technology to successfully coordinate new student and transition programs;
  • Develop, direct and administer all new student orientation programs (summer, fall and spring);
  • Develop, implement and oversee new student summer Bridge Program;
  • Participates in all admissions open house events and any other admission programs;
  • Coordinates and plans all aspects of fall Welcome Week;
  • Assess all new student and transition programs offered. Synthesize data, develop strategic goals and make data driven decisions regarding assessment and feedback from programs;                                                
  • Develop and oversee new student peer leader program for orientations and welcome week;
  • Serve on the Sophomore Leadership Committee and assist with overseeing the program;
  • Plan and oversee Countdown to Commencement program for seniors; 
  • Serves on the First Year Seminar Committee;
  • Serves on the Common Read Committee;
  • Serve as the advisor for the Commuter Council; 
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree required with three to five (3-5) years’ experience in higher education student services;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing student success and transition programs;
  • Sensitive to college student issues;
  • Demonstrated strong skills in education, communication, interpersonal relationships and leadership;
  • Successful experience and leadership/management in student services or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse student population; 
  • Successful experience implementing student programs such as orientation and transition programs;
  • Available to work evenings and weekend as needed;
  • Must be knowledgeable of student development theory and its practice and use;
  • Must be knowledgeable of student success theory and student programming models;
  • Ability to solve and resolve problems and conflicts;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, vendors, off-site programs, and outside organizations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong writing and verbal skills;
  • Stay current with student success strategies and programs;
  • Ability to be flexible and work in situations that demand multiple and simultaneous levels of attention;
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required and a willingness to travel.    

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 Intern

Elms College, a 4 year, Catholic liberal arts college located in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, is seeking an intern to work in the Athletic Department primarily within the Sports Information Office. This is a 10-month paid position (salary paid over 12 months) and other benefits.  This Internship is funded for two years (September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2017) through the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Woman Internship Grant program. Continuation of the position beyond 8/31/17 is contingent upon grant renewal. 

Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications or Sports Management is required as well as having strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills and knowledge of public relations within a collegiate sports environment. Preference will be given to applicants with some working knowledge of and/or experience with StatCrew Statistical software, website management via Presto Sports, Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, social media, sports photography, video filming and editing, sports marketing and game operations. Night and weekend work will be required. Valid driver’s license and good driving record is required. The successful candidate will be required to attend a training session at the NCAA Office in Indianapolis, IN, from July 31st – August 1st, 2015.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Sports Information Director with the promotion and publicity of 15 intercollegiate sports;
  • Write and edit press releases and game stories;
  • Aide in athletic publications such as game programs and media guides;
  • Help compile and distribute game, team and individual statistics;
  • Assist with the updating of the athletic website;
  • Ability to learn and operate computer programs, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and StatCrew software and website management, preferably PrestoSports;
  • Have a working knowledge of or have the ability to learn video filming and editing and sports photography;
  • Experience with game operations, including setup, scorekeeping and timing devices;
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations;
  • Be able to help in fund-raising and marketing for athletic department;
  • Other duties as may be assigned. 

Interested applicants should 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 Residence Life

Elms College is seeking a creative, dedicated student development professional to serve as our Director of Residence Life. As a member of the Student Affairs Team, the Director will be responsible for the overall planning, management, and assessment of the residence life program.  In addition to providing direct services to students, the director is responsible for adjudicating on campus student conduct violations. The director supervises an assistant director, graduate assistant and 12 undergraduate resident advisors.  The director may also be charged with assisting to develop and administer a summer conference program. The director works closely with all departments on campus.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree is required, plus 3-5 years of related professional experience, preferably in residence life at the college level.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as knowledge of our ability to learn relevant technology.  The successful candidate must be personable, effective in fostering collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

This is a full time, 12-month, live-in position. A comprehensive background check will be conducted for this position.  Position requires weekend and evening work.

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2015.

How to Apply

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

Instructional Designer

The IT Department at Elms College is seeking an Instructional Designer.  The Instructional Designer is primarily responsible for facilitating the design and development of online and hybrid programs at Elms College.  Collaborates with faculty and staff to identify learning objectives and develop content to deliver effective online learning experiences.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists faculty in the planning, coordination and design of online and hybrid courses.
  • Identifies best practices for applying instructional technologies to course design.
  • Recommend technology tools and methods to improve the design and content of online courses.
  • Provide training and support for faculty implementing technology in their courses.
  • Develops user documentation and tutorials to support online learning objectives.
  • Assists with the operation and technical support of learning management platform. 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology or related field, Master’s degree preferred.  Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience working with online and hybrid course development and delivery in higher education.  Experience in the design and development of instructional materials is required.  Experience with learning management systems (Moodle preferred), web design, online videos, digital-authoring tools, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Create Suite.  Familiarity with a variety of academic software applications, collaboration tools and computer systems is required.  Must be able to work independently and manage multiple course development projects and meet set deadlines.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. 

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.

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.

Adjunct Instructors - Humanities & Fine Arts

The Division of Humanities & Fine Arts (HFA) at Elms College is seeking adjunct instructors to teach the following courses:

Fall 2015

College Writing

  • Tuesday/Thursday       1:25pm – 2:40pm
  • Wednesday/Friday       9:25am – 10:40am
  • Wednesday/Friday       10:50am – 12:05pm

Rhetoric

  • Monday/Wednesday    9:25am – 10:40am
  • Monday/Wednesday    10:50am – 12:05pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday       9:25am – 10:40am
  • Wednesday/Friday       10:50am – 12:05pm

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in English (or related field) required.  College teaching experience in the subject matter required.   Instructors are expected to bring their own expertise and experiences to the teaching in the context of the Elms College standard syllabus.

To Apply

Send cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three (3) professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) by May 1, 2015 via email to Annette Ziomek:  ziomeka@elms.edu; or mail Humanities & Fine Arts Department, Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA  01013.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled.

Full-Time Nursing Faculty Position, RN-BS Program Coordinator, Spring/Summer 2015

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a full-time nursing faculty position to coordinate off-site locations of the Elms RN-BS degree completion program. This position is available beginning Spring/Summer, 2015. The RN-BS Program Coordinator is a faculty position with both administrative and teaching responsibilities. 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, 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

The coordinator position is a full-time, 10-month appointment as nursing faculty with administrative and faculty responsibilities including teaching, student recruitment and 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 (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

Suzanne Barenski, PhD, RN, Director of RN Studies; 413-265-2385; barenskis@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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