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

Head Coach – Men’s Soccer 

Elms College, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the New England Collegiate Conference, in Chicopee, MA seeks a part-time Head Coach for Men’s Soccer to begin August 1, 2015.  Coaching duties include:  organization, development and administration of all daily phases of the men’s soccer program, including budget preparation and supervision of a part-time assistant and volunteer coaches with an emphasis on recruitment of student athletes. 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field and previous playing/coaching experience, preferably at the College level, is required; must possess thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA Division III regulations; development of student athletes in the program; and the ability to relate well to the college community (students, faculty, staff, alumni) and the general public and media is expected.  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 three professional references via email only as Word or PDF attachments to: jobs@elms.edu   Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Athletic Trainer (Part-Time)

Elms College, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the New England Collegiate Conference, in Chicopee, MA seeks a part-time Athletic Trainer.  This is a part-time, 9-month position, 20 hours per week minimum.  This position is responsible for the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for male and female student athletes in a       15-sport NCAA Division III athletic program. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer in the following areas:
  • Preparation and coverage of practice times and games;
  • Coordinate pre-participation exams/clearance with the institution’s health services;
  • Risk management and prevention of athletic injuries;
  • Prepare and maintain an annual budget and medical supplies inventory;
  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer with development of an emergency action plan for all sports and multiple practices sites;
  • Supervise athletic training student assistants;
  • Managing the daily operations of the athletic training room;
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Must have the ability to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and possible holidays;
  • Occasional travel required;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.  Prior athletic training experience in a collegiate setting preferred.

  • Current NATA certification;
  • Massachusetts State Licensure;
  • Current First Aid, AED and CPR certification required;
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Background check will be conducted.  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 begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Program Assistant – Nursing 

The School of Nursing is seeking a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Program Assistant to provide administrative support for graduate and undergraduate programs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide general administrative assistance for the assigned academic programs;
  • Serve as first point of contact and liaison to prospective students by providing information about programs and responding to questions and requests for program brochures/information;
  • Coordinate and schedule new candidate interviews and admission processing; respond to, follow-up with, and track inquiries and applications;
  • Coordinate and schedule student recruitment activities;
  • Preparation of accurate, quality documents, correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets;
  • Create and maintain student files and records in electronic and paper form. Maintain computer database of prospective and currently enrolled students in assigned academic programs;
  • Assist in preparing materials for meetings, interviews, and recruitment;
  • Provide administrative support for the “shell course” in the Moodle Learning Management System;
  • Work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

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;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills;
  • Customer service orientation;
  • Ability to convey information clearly and effectively to a diverse student population;
  • High level of proficiency using MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and skill in internet research;
  • Ability to utilize Gmail and Google Docs to respond to inquiries;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Excellent keyboarding skills;
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment;
  • Excellent phone skills; ability to handle situations with tack and discretion;
  • Ability to anticipate, initiate and respond to issues appropriately;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records and adhere to FERPA regulations;
  • 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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