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.

Annual Security Report
Campus Safety and Crime Statistics

In accordance with the provisions of the Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Elms College prepares an Annual Security Report. The report includes statistics for the past three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. In also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. For a copy of the report, contact the Public Safety Department, Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013 or download the digital report.

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Staff Positions

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

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

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Director of Annual Giving to ensure that priorities and goals are met annually.
  • Oversee the coordination, development, implementation, evaluation and supervision of the student and alumni telethon programs and supervise reunion volunteers toward reaching financial support to meet departmental goals.  Evening and occasional weekend hours are required.
  • Maintains Excel spreadsheet of student telethon employees.
  • Provide leadership, direction and evaluation of the overall class agent, reunion class giving and senior class gift programs, culminating in measurable financial support toward meeting institutional goals.
  • Manage a telethon portfolio of 150+ alumni and individuals for purposes of cultivation, solicitation for annual giving.
  • Develop and manage a Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) program from the 10 most recent classes to increase annual giving and participation in annual support goals; provide input for the qualification of annual leadership giving for GOLD program.
  • Train student volunteers, oversee the development of and evaluate Senior Class Gift Program.
  • In collaboration with appropriate Student Affairs Offices, design and implement comprehensive student philanthropy program resulting in increased student support of the Annual Fund.
  • Continue the enhancement and development of BlazerBlitz, the 24-hour social media giving campaign, for increased participation and financial support.
  • In collaboration with Alumni Relations, design and develop an Alumni social Media Ambassador Program.
  • Provide observations and recommendations in preparation for the major gift pipeline meetings that will assist in garnering philanthropic support, both in annual and major/planned giving.
  • Provide monthly constituent updates in a timely fashion to Director of Annual Giving.
  • Provide segmentation and analytical reports to Director of Annual Giving.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience with educational fundraising, donor or alumni relations, or related field, preferred. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, speaking), and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as on teams, and to manage multiple, competing projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite and database management; Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Demonstrated social media skills.
  • Detail-oriented and efficient.
  • Must handle records, data, communications and meetings with confidentiality, tact, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Must be able to successfully cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships with a diverse constituency.
  • May require driving or traveling to locations in the local and outside the local area on official college business.
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.  

TO APPLY

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

 

Transfer Counselor

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Transfer Counselor.  The Transfer Counselor is responsible for recruiting transfer students for enrollment at Elms College.; conducting presentations at college fairs, community colleges, 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.  The Transfer Counselor will serve as the primary international admissions contact working with the Director of International Programs.  The Transfer Counselor will also be directly involved in Latino outreach efforts.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively recruits transfer students from two-year schools in various geographical areas in and outside the area and assists with international recruitment efforts.
  • Establishes recruitment relationships with two-year schools and their transfer counselors through regular visits and by promoting the College at college fairs. Uses best practices method of recruiting and approved marketing messages.    
  • Advises and monitors prospective students; guides them through the admission process (what needs to done or submitted) and informs them when their admission file is complete. Reviews applications and interviews applicants. Evaluates transfer credits and non-equivalent courses in conjunction with the Registrar’s Office. Monitors the application process and maintains continuous contact by phone, email, or other means with prospective students.   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. Creates and updates articulation tables.
  • Works with Director of International Programs in recruiting and processing international applicants.
  • Assists the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of International Programs in Latino outreach efforts.
  • Works with the Associate Director to identify and establish new recruitment opportunities to increase transfer student enrollment.  Establish working relationships with faculty members to develop recruitment opportunities.  Participate in the planning and execution of open houses, orientation sessions, and special recruitment activities on campus.
  • Stays current with new majors, and the 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 Associate Director.
  • Liaises with other campus offices such as Financial Aid, Registrar, International Programs, Student Affairs. 
  • Uses social media to generate increased inquiries via Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and other current and emerging social media in order to actively promote the College and increase transfer student and international student admissions. Coordinates and sends email blasts for upcoming events.
  • Works with the Associate Director to develop marketing materials that support recruitment strategies.
  • 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.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in admissions and/or Registrar’s Office. Experience with processing transfer admissions and international admissions is preferred.
  • Bilingual is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to communicate via various electronic methods.
  • Effective communication (verbal, written, presentation) skills and interpersonal skills. Customer service orientation. Telephone skills.
  • Ability to learn and use Admissions software, MS Office (Word, Excel) and email. Knowledge of Crystal reports helpful.
  • Proven ability to effectively use social media.
  • Patience.
  • Motivated, well-organized, and the able to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Ability to collect and analyze recruitment data.
  • Ability and desire to work with a diverse population. 
  • Strong commitment to the mission of the college and to our students is necessary. 
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. 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.

Registrar (Search Reopened)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA invites applications for the position of Registrar.  The Registrar is responsible for the overall organization and coordination of all registration processes, and ensures accuracy, integrity, private, and security of the College’s official academic records. Works closely with Continuing Education, Admissions, Information Technology, Institutional Research, and the Dean of Student Success. The Registrar reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees daily activities and operations related to registration and student records. Ensures that all students, regardless of program location, have easy access to the forms, policies, and procedures, etc., housed in the Registrar’s Office.
  • Manages course scheduling and registration, the creation and maintenance of student records, scheduling classes and room numbers, classroom planning, and other related functions.
  • Serve as the official custodian of academic records under the authority of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
  • Manages office procedures for the release of student records and information in accordance with all federal, state, local, and institutional policies.
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) guidelines. Establishes and oversees procedures concerning the release of student records and information. Ensures that the College is FERPA compliant through strict adherence to FERPA guidelines. Conducts FERPA training for all College personnel.
  • Oversees the management of student records, degree audit and verification of enrollment and degree.
  • Veteran’s Services: Oversees all processes, and assists military, retired military, reservists and family members, as appropriate, involved in applying for available benefits through federal programs, such as the GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program,
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures for the transfer of credit from accredited institutions of higher education. Evaluates transfer credits and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
  • Determines academic standing for each student at the completion of each semester including: jeopardy, probation, dismissal or dean’s list.
  • Coordinates student withdrawal, leave of absence and readmission procedures. Processes class changes, withdrawals, and tracks probations and dismissals.
  • Clears and processes requests for graduation. Notifies students of failure to complete graduation requirements.
  •  Issues updated transcripts to students and graduates upon written request. 
  • Preserves the permanent records of graduates to meet all state and federal requirements.
  • Prepares an exam schedule for each academic term. 
  • Receives mid-term and final grades from instructors; sends grade reports to students indicating academic performance. 
  • Responsible for academic preparation in advance of the Commencement Ceremony (e.g., providing diplomas, covers, honor cords, etc.).
  • Annually reviews academic policies and procedures and recommends updates, changes or new policies or procedures to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, based on best practices and benchmark data.
  • Oversees the academic use of the SCAN student database system, ensuring the integrity of the academic data entered into the system.
  • Works with the Office of Institutional Assessment and Research to prepare reports at the request of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Completes required reports for State and Federal agencies, organizations, or other entities.
  • Assists, as needed, the Office of Institutional Assessment and Research in the preparation of periodic sets of internal and external statistics, as well as numerous ad hoc requests and reports on enrollment and faculty data.
  • Submits annual budget to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Implements and ensures College compliance with State and Federal mandates. 
  • Conducts performance reviews for Registrar’s Office staff.
  • Stays current with and has an understanding of curriculum requirements and prerequisites for degree programs.
  • Participates in professional development.
  • Serves on/chairs committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a college Registrar’s Office.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Experience with IPEDS data collection and reporting requirements strongly preferred.
  • Experience with collecting, analyzing, presenting institutional research data strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated management, problem solving, administrative, analytical, counseling, communication (oral/written), interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with academic software required; familiarity with SCAN software preferred.
  • Proficient working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office suite and internet.
  • Knowledge of data privacy policies and procedures (e.g., FERPA) and related regulations.
  • Ability to stay current with federal and state regulations and guidelines.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, administrators and other constituencies.
  • Excellent customer service orientation.

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.

Professional Tutor at STCC (Part-Time)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a part-time, casual, as needed, Professional Tutor at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC).  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 (STCC) 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

  • Works on a 1:1 or small group basis with students enrolled in degree completion programs at Elms College either online or at the off-campus location (STCC).
  • This position will require working two Saturday’s per month from 10:00am to 1:00pm at STCC and online as needed.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff at Elms College off-site location in and outside the classroom, and with those teaching and overseeing online programing. 
  • To attend an Orientation/Training Session led by the Director of the Academic Resource Center of the main campus upon hire.
  • Informs students of tutoring services available through the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the main campus and the online Brainfuse tutoring system.
  • Shall be available by appointment for tutoring of students at Elms College Off-Campus program location (STCC) or online, as needed by students.
  • To notify the Off-Campus Program Coordinator as soon as possible if one cannot meet his/her assigned tutee(s).
  • Must be punctual for all scheduled tutoring sessions.
  • Submits a time sheet for all hours worked for each bi-weekly pay period to the Off-Campus Program Coordinator by the payroll deadline.
  • Utilizes instructional techniques that promotes independent learning by the tutee.  
  • Serves as a professional role model for all students who seek academic tutoring.
  • To demonstrate the Elms College core values of faith, justice, community and excellent 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.
  • Availability to meet with students as needed.
  • Friendly, cordial, open manner.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation).
  • Knowledge of subject matter field to be tutored.
  • Knowledge of computer skills (Internet, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Gmail).
  • Knowledge of study skills to scaffold student success.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Knowledge of/adherence to privacy policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Excellent customer service orientation.
  • Ability to tutor students at off-campus locations.
  • Background check conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.  

TO APPLY

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

Professional Tutor at HCC (Part-Time)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a part-time, casual, as needed, Professional Tutor at Holyoke Community College (HCC).  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 (HCC) 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

  • Works on a 1:1 or small group basis with students enrolled in degree completion programs at Elms College either online or at the off-campus location (HCC).
  • This position will require working one Saturday per month from 10:00am to 1:00pm at HCC and online as needed.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff at Elms College off-site location in and outside the classroom, and with those teaching and overseeing online programing. 
  • To attend an Orientation/Training Session led by the Director of the Academic Resource Center of the main campus upon hire.
  • Informs students of tutoring services available through the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the main campus and the online Brainfuse tutoring system.
  • Shall be available by appointment for tutoring of students at Elms College Off-Campus program location (HCC) or online, as needed by students.
  • To notify the Off-Campus Program Coordinator as soon as possible if one cannot meet his/her assigned tutee(s).
  •  Must be punctual for all scheduled tutoring sessions.
  • Submits a time sheet for all hours worked for each bi-weekly pay period to the Off-Campus Program Coordinator by the payroll deadline.
  • Utilizes instructional techniques that promotes independent learning by the tutee.  
  • Serves as a professional role model for all students who seek academic tutoring.
  • To demonstrate the Elms College core values of faith, justice, community and excellent 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.
  • Availability to meet with students as needed.
  • Friendly, cordial, open manner.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation).
  • Knowledge of subject matter field to be tutored.
  • Knowledge of computer skills (Internet, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Gmail).
  • Knowledge of study skills to scaffold student success.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Knowledge of/adherence to privacy policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Excellent customer service orientation.
  • Ability to tutor students at off-campus locations.
  • Background check conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.  

TO APPLY

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

Gifts Processor (Part-Time)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a part-time Gifts Processor.  The Gifts Processor manages the administrative functions of the development office i.e. accounting, gift recording, and database management. Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry and analysis; good interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to prioritize work and adhere to deadline, good problem-solving and analytical skills; ability to take responsibility, wor work well as a team member and to work independently; ability to understand and follow directions and complex policies and procedures; ability to deal with confidential data.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures that all pledges and gifts to the College are processed and receipted accurately and on a timely basis by managing the daily work of gifts processing, and pledge management in the Raiser’s Edge database.  Responsible for the data integrity and maintaining the confidentiality of that data.
  • Runs daily proof reports for each gift batch and completing deposit slips for daily entries.  Accuracy of this data is subject to audit.  Reviews and analyzes data problems.  Handles donor inquiries and questions directly.
  • Sets up new gift designations accurately in the database.
  • Produces gift receipts and individualized acknowledgement letters for all gifts received in a timely and accurate fashion.  Generates outstanding pledge reports and sends pledge reminders quarterly.
  • Manages Tribute program, which includes tribute acknowledgement to donors and next-of-kin.
  • Works with the Business Office, Advancement staff and other departments of the College to communicate to them relevant procedures relating to the processing of donations and provide them financial reports.
  • Enters and maintains biographical information in the development information system.  This includes creating new entity records for alumni, individuals, organizations and corporations, and updating existing records.  Responsible for the integrity of this data.
  • Organizes, coordinates and maintain the integrity of hardcopy filing system.
  • Trains and managers student staff, when appropriate and necessary.
  • Assists Director of Advancement Services with special projects and requests.
  • May requires some evening and weekend hours.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate’s degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred, with experience in an office environment. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the clerical or specialized procedures and operations peculiar to the collection, organization, storage, searching, or retrieval of gift and administrative information that is stored in various media, such as computerized records and hardcopy files.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and practices sufficient to respond to staff on questions or requests concerning the input, maintenance, retrieval, and distribution of development information.
  • Knowledge of automated systems, databases, report formats, etc., appropriate to maintaining gift and other administrative records.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and database entry experience, spreadsheet preparation, database information input and retrieval. 
  • Detail oriented and ability to handle multiple, detailed tasks. 
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to interact with donors and other departments.

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.

Maguire Center Lifeguard (Part-Time)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a part-time Maguire Center Lifeguard.  The Lifeguard is responsible for general supervision and ensures the safety of patrons of an aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility, acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency.
  • Monitors activities in swimming area to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers.  Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas.
  • Must hold and provide current CPR/First Aid/AED and Lifeguarding certifications.
  • Must be able to swim and rescues swimmers in danger of drowning and provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Maintains order in swimming areas.
  • Inspects swimming area for cleanliness.
  • Using a testing kit performs water-balance chemical testing and data recording.  Testing is performed multiple times daily.  Based on time and length of shift the testing must be completed a minimum of one time during scheduled shift.
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  • Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Lifeguard.  CPR certified and current certification as a Lifeguard.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques.
  • Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures.
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Good customer service and communication skills.
  • Punctuality and ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work well with an ethnically/culturally diverse population.
  • Adherence to all College policies.
  • Background check will be required upon hire and may be conducted on a routine basis thereafter.

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 Advising

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA invites applications for the position of Director of Advising.  The Director is Responsible for managing the operations and strategy for advising all full-time and part-time students; for all advising-related training, and for the implementation of Beacon Advising software.  The Director of Advising will collaborate with the Registrar’s Office, Career Center, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, program chairs/dean, faculty, faculty advising committee and members of the Academic Success Team to provide effective advising and intervention services.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support academic success and retention of all of our students at our main campus and at offsite locations.
  • Provide leadership in all aspects of academic advising including the development, implementation, assessment, and modification of effective, best-practices in academic advising to fit Elms College.
  • Collaborate with the Registrar’s Office and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies to assign faculty advisors and success coaches.
  • Implement the Academic Success Plan to Increase Retention and Engagement (ASPIRE) early identification plan to connect students who are in need of academic supports with the appropriate Academic Success services such as success coaches, ARC/Peer Tutoring, Student Accommodations and Support Services, and peer mentors.
  • Advise all undeclared students and students in transition to new major.
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources for assistance with personal and college-related concerns.
  • Develop training programs on Beacon advising software for academic advisors and success coaches.
  • Review the Advising Handbook annually and recommend updates to the Dean for Student Success and the Faculty Advising Committee.
  • Oversee the development of a Graduate Advising Handbook in collaboration with graduate programs and the Faculty Advising Committee.
  • Advocate for quality student advising at our main and off-campus locations.
  • Prepare appropriate advising reports.
  • Serve in a collaborative capacity with the Faculty Advising Committee.
  • Attend open houses and orientations.
  • Develop standards and processes for interventions with students regarding satisfactory academic progress, academic probation, and change of majors.
  • Develop and teach initial coursework in collaboration with the Director of Career Development for Compass/Undeclared students who are exploring majors (1 credit course in fall and 1 credit course in spring).
  • Participate in professional development.
  • Serve on or chair committees.
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.  
  • Occasional weekend, holiday and evening hours will be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s required.
  • Experience working with advising and retention efforts in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supporting diverse students in a team-based environment.
  • Previous practice in utilizing problem-solving, administrative, and counseling skills to support student success.
  • Understanding of advising theories, applications, and best practices.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective organization and record keeping skills.
  • Proficient working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office suite and internet.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Elms College mission.
  • Effective team player able to work harmoniously and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and other constituencies.
  • Knowledge of data privacy policies and procedures (e.g., FERPA) and related regulations.
  • Ability to stay current with federal and state regulations and guidelines.
  • Excellent customer service orientation.

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.

Professional Tutor – Writing (Part-Time)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Part-Time Professional Tutor to provide instruction in the subject matter, study skills, technology and writing, to students either online or at off-campus locations.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works on a 1:1 or small group basis with students enrolled in degree completion programs at Elms College either online or at off-campus locations.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff at Elms College off-site locations in and outside the classroom, and with those teaching and overseeing online programming. 
  • To attend an Orientation/Training Session led by the Director of the Academic Resource Center of the main campus upon hire.
  • Informs students of tutoring services available through the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the main campus and the online Brainfuse tutoring system.
  • Shall be available by appointment for tutoring of students at Elms College, off-campus program locations or online.
  • Must be punctual for all scheduled tutoring sessions.
  • Submits a time sheet for all hours worked for each bi-weekly pay period to the Off-Campus Program Coordinator by the payroll deadline.
  • Utilizes instructional techniques that promotes independent learning by the tutee.  
  • Serves as a professional role model for all students who seek academic tutoring.
  • 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.
  • Availability to meet with students as needed.
  • Friendly, cordial, open manner.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation).
  • Knowledge of subject matter field to be tutored.
  • Knowledge of computer skills (Internet, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Gmail).
  • Knowledge of study skills to scaffold student success.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Knowledge of/adherence to privacy policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Excellent customer service orientation.
  • Attendance at the required Academic Resource Center training session for tutors on the Tuesday after Labor Day.
  • Ability to tutor students at off-campus locations.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Results/outcomes.
  • Coaching skills.
  • Meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Judgment and decision making.
  • General knowledge and promotion of the College mission and values.
  • Completion of a self-assessment worksheet by May 1 to track a tutor’s personal growth and progress throughout the year.  (Must use Self-Assessment Worksheet in Tutoring Handbook from the Academic Resource Center).
  • Background check conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.  

TO APPLY

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

Professional Tutor – Math (Stats) (Part-Time)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Part-Time Professional Tutor to provide instruction in the subject matter, study skills, technology and writing, to students either online or at off-campus locations.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works on a 1:1 or small group basis with students enrolled in degree completion programs at Elms College either online or at off-campus locations.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff at Elms College off-site locations in and outside the classroom, and with those teaching and overseeing online programming. 
  • To attend an Orientation/Training Session led by the Director of the Academic Resource Center of the main campus upon hire.
  • Informs students of tutoring services available through the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the main campus and the online Brainfuse tutoring system.
  • Shall be available by appointment for tutoring of students at Elms College, off-campus program locations or online.
  • Must be punctual for all scheduled tutoring sessions.
  • Submits a time sheet for all hours worked for each bi-weekly pay period to the Off-Campus Program Coordinator by the payroll deadline.
  • Utilizes instructional techniques that promotes independent learning by the tutee.  
  • Serves as a professional role model for all students who seek academic tutoring.
  • 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.
  • Availability to meet with students as needed.
  • Friendly, cordial, open manner.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation).
  • Knowledge of subject matter field to be tutored.
  • Knowledge of computer skills (Internet, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Gmail).
  • Knowledge of study skills to scaffold student success.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Knowledge of/adherence to privacy policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Excellent customer service orientation.
  • Attendance at the required Academic Resource Center training session for tutors on the Tuesday after Labor Day.
  • Ability to tutor students at off-campus locations.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Results/outcomes.
  • Coaching skills.
  • Meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Judgment and decision making.
  • General knowledge and promotion of the College mission and values.
  • Completion of a self-assessment worksheet by May 1 to track a tutor’s personal growth and progress throughout the year.  (Must use Self-Assessment Worksheet in Tutoring Handbook from the Academic Resource Center).
  • Background check conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.  

TO APPLY

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

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.

Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator – Fall 2016

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a full-time Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator.  The Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator is 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 at all program levels: traditional undergraduate, second degree accelerated, Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice.  Key responsibilities of this 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, 12-month faculty position.  Faculty rank of Assistant Clinical Professor (masters required).  This event requires participation at evening and weekend events.  The position begins September 1, 2016.

Minimum Qualifications/Competencies

  • 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.
  • Advanced computer skills including word processing and data base management.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management.
  • Demonstrated communication skills with multiple constituencies, including students, faculty, administrators, vendors, and information technology staff.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Massachusetts.

Essential Job Expectations

  1.  Provide student and faculty support to facilitate learning in the skills lab:
  • Orient faculty and students to lab resources and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with clinical course coordinators each semester to establish a calendar for lab use; and equipment and supply needs.
  • Facilitate the efficient utilization of lab space, including negotiating with faculty where there are competing demands for space/equipment.
  • Evaluate functioning of and satisfaction with skills laboratories (faculty and students).
  1.  Teaching
  • Provide and supervise independent practice sessions for students.
  • Teach 1-2 skills lab/week as determined by need and scheduling.
  1.  Manage skills laboratory resources to facilitate learning and safe practices in the skills lab:
  • Coordinate 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.
  • Maintains record of warranties (simulation manikins and other lab equipment).
  • Responsible for scheduling annual maintenance requirements of simulation manikins.
  • 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.
  1.  Facilitate simulation development and utilization:
  • Manage and 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 continue development of simulation scenarios and/or provide scenarios through professional resources.
  • Maintain current with developments in the field of simulation, technology, and learning theory.
  1.  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 the 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.

To Apply

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

Joyce Thielen, PhD, R.N.

Associate Dean, School of Nursing

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA  01013

Nursing Faculty – Fall 2016 

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a full-time nursing faculty position beginning fall semester of 2016. Join a growing department that emphasizes dedication and excellence in its commitment to the teaching and professional preparation of its undergraduate and graduate nursing students with a future vision for continued growth and advancement of its academic nursing programs.     

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical major required.
  • Earned doctorate or matriculation in a doctoral program preferred.
  • 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.

Responsibilities

In general, full-time nursing faculty positions are 9 or 10 month appointments with classroom and clinical instructions, coordination of clinical sites, student advisement, and participation in faculty governance and scholarship in generic B.S. in Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree and R.N. to B.S. programs; or teaching responsibilities in both undergraduate and graduate program depending upon qualifications and experience.  This full-time position provides an opportunity to create the academic appointment, teaching and leadership responsibilities around the qualifications and experience of the candidate.  The qualified candidate will be eligible for a tenure-track positon.  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 this position should be directed to: Joyce Thielen, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Programs; 413-265-2229;  thielenj@elms.edu.  

Nursing Faculty Position – Fall 2016

The School of Nursing at Elms College in Chicopee, MA, invites applications for a full-time nursing faculty position scheduled to start for the Fall 2016 semester.  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

Strong record of clinical nursing practice, leadership and experience teaching in an academic nursing program, technological literacy and commitment to integrate technology into teaching, and demonstrated leadership and communication skills.  Doctorate preferred. (Doctoral candidates may apply)

To Apply

Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three (3) professional references via email (as Word or PDF documents) to: matrowm@elms.edu

Inquiries should be directed to: Joyce Thielen, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing, 413-265-2229, thielenj@elms.edu

You can visit Elms College on the web: www.elms.edu

Adjunct Faculty – Social Work (Multiple Instructional Sites) 

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking adjunct faculty for its undergraduate Social Work program on the main campus and at various locations:  Springfield, Chicopee, BCC and Greenfield. 

For a description of the undergrad Social Work curriculum and courses go to:
http://www.elms.edu/academics/academic-divisions/social-sciences/social-work/curriculum-and-courses/index

Adjunct faculty work closely with Program Coordinators and Academic Coordinators at the sites.

Requirements

MSW in Social Work and two (2) years of successful work experience in the field required.  Successful teaching experience, especially at the college level preferred.

To Apply

Qualified individuals should send a cover letter, resume/C.V., and contact information for three (3) professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to Nancy Sullivan at sullivann@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.

Athletics Jobs

Assistant Coach positions, please send your resume to Ellen McEwen, Athletics Director at mcewene@elms.edu

Assistant Men’s & Women’s Cross Country and Track Coach (Part-Time)

Elms College, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the New England Collegiate Conference, in Chicopee, MA seeks an Assistant Men’s & Women’s Cross Country and Track Coach.  This is a part-time, seasonal position. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Assist the Head Men’s & Women’s Cross Country and Track Coach in the following areas:

  • Teaching/coaching of physical conditioning, techniques and strategy.
  • Willingness to individually coach an event group during the spring track season.
  • Public relations, recruiting and scouting where applicable.
  • Awareness and compliance with all Elms College rules, regulations and policies including those outline in the Coaches Handbook.
  • Awareness and compliance with all NCAA, ECAC and NECC rules and regulations where applicable.  Note: A coach may be suspended or terminated if found to be involved in deliberate or serious violation of NCAA regulations as mandated by NCAA by-law 11.2.1.1.
  • Understanding of first aid procedures.
  • Operating a vehicle.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.
  • Attendance at meetings as necessary.
  • Other duties assigned by the Head Coach or Athletic Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Prior coaching experience in a collegiate setting preferred.
  • Individuals looking to gain experience toward a full-time collegiate coaching career preferred.
  • Experience as a collegiate runner preferred.
  • Optimistic, engaging, assertive individuals that value physical fitness and healthy living preferred.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Requires some evening, weekend and holiday hours.
  • 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.

Assistant Field Hockey Coach (Part-Time) – Fall 2016

Elms College, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the New England Collegiate Conference, located in Chicopee, MA seeks an Assistant Field Hockey Coach.  This is a part-time, seasonal position. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head Field Hockey Coach in the following areas:
  • Teaching/coaching of physical conditioning, techniques and strategy.
  • Public relations, recruiting and scouting where applicable.
  • Awareness and compliance with all Elms College rules, regulations and policies including those outlined in the Coaches Handbook.
  • Awareness and compliance with all NCAA and NECC rules and regulations (where applicable) including the knowledge that a coach may be suspended or terminated if found to be involved in deliberate or serious violation of NCAA regulations as mandated by NCAA by-law 11.2.1.1.
  • Understanding of first aid procedures.
  • Operating a vehicle.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.
  • Attendance at meetings where required.
  • Other duties assigned by the Head Coach or Director of Athletics.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Prior coaching experience in a collegiate setting preferred.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Requires some evening, weekend and holiday hours.
  • 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.