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.

All Job Openings

Click on a job title to view the description.

Staff Positions

Network Manager  

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Network Manager.  The Network Manager is primarily responsible for the implementation, management and maintenance of the network, wireless and VoIP infrastructure at Elms College. Assists in infrastructure planning, design, budgets and acquisitions; establishes and maintains network performance standards, security guidelines, and procedures. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluates, configures, installs, manages, maintains and troubleshoots network/wireless infrastructure and devices including: firewalls, routers, and switches. 
  • Monitors network and performs necessary maintenance to ensure network availability.
  • Recommends and designs network upgrade and expansion strategies to address needs for availability, performance, security, and scalability.
  • Proactively manages the service and security of network infrastructure, including advanced monitoring and reporting related to network systems.
  • Develops network budget, recommends and manages network related acquisitions.
  • Maintains documentation of network resources, configurations, settings and policies.
  • Recommends, implements and manages disaster recovery strategies for network resources.
  • Performs 2nd/3rd level help desk resolution including supporting the College on an on-call basis for network related issues.
  • Provides technical expertise for all network-related technologies.
  • Liaises with vendors to resolve network-related issues.
  • Stays abreast of network-related technologies, trends, and best practices.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an information technology or related area or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification preferred.
  • 4 + years of experience, preferably in an academic environment.
  • Strong experience in designing, supporting, implementing and/or administering networks.
  • Strong experience in planning for and managing network security including appliances and policies related to intrusion detection and prevention, authentication, and encryption.
  • Strong hands-on routing experience with network/internet protocols/services.
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience with Cisco switches, Aruba wireless and Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Detailed knowledge of TCI/IP and sub netting, and management of shared resources in a networked environment and security management.
  • Knowledge of standard cabling technologies.
  • Experience with network documentation and monitoring tools.
  • Knowledge of electronic data transmission principles; LAN/WLAN networks, routing fundamentals, business applications, data transmission principles, troubleshooting techniques.
  • Ability to protect highly confidential information; strict adherence to confidentiality policy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting as well as independently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with College community.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and have the flexibility to work with a wide range of technologies.
  • Good planning and organizational skills; ability to establish priorities.
  • Ability to resolve problems under stressful conditions where the speed of resuming normal operations is imperative.
  • Some off-hour/weekend work may be required to respond to critical needs.

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.

Registrar

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.

Human Resources Generalist  

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Human Resources Generalist.  Under the general direction of the Human Resources Director (HRD), performs a variety of functions in support of the Human Resources Office.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares and processes Personnel Action forms and other HR-related transactions and documents.
  • Working with the Athletic Director and coaches, prepares Athletics contracts for part-time/seasonal coaching staff and volunteers.
  • Enters, updates, and maintains accurate and complete personnel data/personnel actions in the Employee Database (EDB) and on spreadsheets and in other associated software involving: new hires, personal data, personnel changes, compensation and benefits data, status changes, performance reviews, licenses/certifications (new/updates/renewals), terminations, etc.
  • Prepares/responds to requests for verifications of employment and earnings.
  • Assists employees with routine completion of forms and answers questions related to policies, procedures, leave time, benefits, insurances, accident reporting, etc.
  • Serves as the primary contact for insurance and benefits questions; works collaboratively with third party benefits administrator to initiate, process, and monitor new hire benefits enrollments and waivers and process changes. Enters employee data online via the broker’s website and life/disability insurance additions, changes, deletions online on the carrier’s website.
  • Processes bills for health and dental insurance premiums. Verifies names of employees on insurance bills against HR records to ensure accuracy.
  • Serves as primary contact on requests for FMLA leaves, short-term disability, accident reporting, and preparation of the OSHA log. Processes personnel paperwork and does tracking/follow-up as necessary for workers comp, FMLA leave, disability application, etc.). Serves as the HR liaison to the Workers Compensation carrier. Works with Assistant Controller on requests for information for the liability insurer.
  • Provides intake of information for employee grievances. Document calls and interactions as necessary.
  • Works with Academic Affairs to secure faculty contract copies (including Adjuncts) and ensure that HR has accurate, timely information regarding faculty salary, base salary, total compensation, credit load, FTE, etc.
  • Conducts exit meetings with terminating employees; ensures that departing employees are provided with all necessary and required forms/information and that they return any College-issued property (e.g., laptop, cell phone, etc.) and keys to HR prior to or on the last day of
  • Creates and maintains HR lists, reports, and summaries for: annual open enrollment; service awards; confidential personnel files and records; driving records and driver’s license expiration dates, IPEDS and other survey-related purposes; for the HR Director as needed, and for other HR-related activity requiring documentation, review, and/or monitoring of information.
  • Assists with creating and maintaining personnel files; compiling new hire packets, conducting new hire orientation meetings.  
  • Secures written authorization from employees for background checks and submits to online background check company. Reviews results of CORI/SORI and DMV when a record is found. Prepares and maintains CORI-related documents in accordance with CHSB regulations. Works with HRD as needed to interpret results and take necessary steps.
  • Notifies employees when copies of unexpired licenses and CORI re-verifications are needed.
  • Accesses employee files and records in order to answer inquiries and/or provide information to authorized persons.
  • May assist with the recruitment process, as designated by the HRD, and serve as a back-up for the HR Assistant in processing employment applications, making interview arrangements, and conducting employment reference checks.
  • May assist the HR Assistant in preparing purchase orders and requisitions. 
  • Assists HRD with various HR activities/projects and the delivery of HR services and with gathering/compiling data for surveys, census, audits, etc.
  • Advises HRD promptly about employee issues, concerns, problems, complaints. 
  • Assists in making arrangements for meetings, events, programs, and workshops. Serves as back-up to the HR Assistant in picking up and delivery office mail and print center order and ordering supplies. 
  • Serves as a back-up for the HR Assistant for front desk services: answering the phone, greeting employees and visitors in the office; photocopies, faxes, files, maintains records and documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • At least 2 years of directly related experience required with broad knowledge of HR policies/regulations, and experience with benefits/insurance administration, preferably in an academic environment. Experience with accident and OSHA reporting.
  • Knowledge of human resources practices, laws, guidelines, regulations, acceptable business practices.
  • Knowledge of benefits administration and leaves.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Common sense approach to HR administration and sound professional judgement.
  • Ability to effectively and professionally respond to employee concerns; exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive/confidential personnel issues and situations, and to maintain confidentiality in all HR-related matters and functions.
  • Ability to organize and maintain data/files online and in paper form, maintain confidentiality of files and records. Adheres to College’s Confidentiality Policy, FERPA, HIPAA, Criminal History Systems Board regulations, and all other related policies and applicable regulations and laws.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, email required; willingness to learn new systems and software.  
  • Understanding of the College’s mission.
  • Results oriented, highly motivated, demonstrates initiative and flexibility.
  • High level customer service and successful management of HR services. 
  • Follows through on assignments and tasks until completion.
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness in preparing and processing personnel transactions.
  • Excellent time management skills to ensure that competing priorities and tasks are handled and accomplished in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Maintains calm, friendly, professional attitude and ability to work with others to meet deadlines.

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 Annual Giving (Reopening Search)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Director of Annual Giving.  The Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of a comprehensive annual giving program which is supported by alumni, parents, friends and the corporate community.  He or she oversees a strategic plan for increasing all areas of support including leadership society gifts, alumni/donor participation, and corporate support.  Additionally, the Director supervises the Assistant Director in the day-to-day activities regarding all annual giving projects including the training and management of telethon and volunteer solicitors, BlazerBlitz, senior class giving and student philanthropy.  The Director oversees and develops direct marketing strategies and solicitation scheduled; coordinates the overall planning, implementation and evaluation of fundraising strategies; provides management for data analysis, reporting and interpretation, and also manages the Annual Giving program budget.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Creates a strategic plan for the Annual Fund including direct marketing strategies, solicitation schedules and volunteer solicitation program.
  • Supervises, coaches and evaluates the Assistant Director.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates the Leadership Giving Societies of the College to increase donor participation and enhanced giving.
  • In addition to an Annual Support call list, manages a portfolio of 100+ upper-level annual giving prospects and major gift donors including visits and contacts that will yield increased giving.
  • Manages a portfolio of 50+ corporate/business contacts including visits that will yield increased support of the college.
  • Provides counsel and expertise to the overall development of a reunion giving program and parent fund, ensuring that such programs provide increasing support.
  • Monitors, evaluates and interprets results, market research, and other data to identify and capitalize on emerging opportunities that will garner increased and sustainable revenue.
  • Monitors data integrity, specifically regarding solicitable alumni, participation, constituent record quality.
  • Works with Marketing to create messages, themes and materials for the Annual Fund.
  • Participates in the major gift pipeline meetings, providing recommendations for strategies that will assist in garnering philanthropic support, both in annual and major/planned giving.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, provides input for the development of consistent, accurate and insightful reporting tools for monitoring revenue, participation, constituency segmentations, and program efforts; provides regular analysis of data and trends and develops associates program strategies; coordinates tracking of historical data and analysis for long-term use.
  • Coordinates and monitors all requests for annual solicitation of alumni, parents, friends, corporations and businesses.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Constituency Relations in developing opportunities for further engagement of alumni and parents in activities that will lead to annual gifts.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably from Elms College.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressive responsibility in raising annual philanthropic support preferably in a higher education environment.
  • Ability in engaging diverse audiences raising annual philanthropic support.
  • Ability to establish and build relationships with donors, volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to effectively plan, execute and evaluate an array of annual giving programs.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated team work and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate a high level of energy, reputation for accepting and meeting challenges and a sense of humor.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of databases for constituencies and awareness of critical role such plays in fostering and engaging alumni and parents.
  • Able to travel to carry out requirements of the position.
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.  

How to Apply

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

Off-Campus Program Coordinator at Greenfield Community College (GCC)

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

General

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

Recruitment

  • Develops a recruitment process specific to the designated geographic area including Franklin and Hampshire counties, Southern Vermont, Southern New Hampshire and western New York.
  • Establishes recruitment relationships with businesses, schools, and organizations.
  • Identifies and establishes new recruitment opportunities. 
  • Establishes working relationships with faculty members at GCC to develop recruitment opportunities.
  • Participates in the planning and execution of open houses and orientation sessions.
  • Advises prospective students and reviews applications.
  • Monitors the application process and maintains continued contact by email, or social media with prospective students.
  • Makes recommendations regarding admission decisions.

Financial Aid

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

Marketing

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

Student Support

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

Data Management

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

Other

  • Work schedule is non-standard: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm.  Days and hours will vary according to department needs.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

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

How to Apply

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

Director of Alumni Relations  

Elms College located in Chicopee, Massachusetts invites applications for the position of Director of Alumni Relations.  The Director is responsible for building a robust, engaged and active Alumni Association; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to Admissions, Development, Student Affairs) and Schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the College; partnering with Development colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving; serving as a liaison between the Alumni Association Board and the academic and administrative leadership.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Alumni Relations

  • Recommend and implement a strategic vision for alumni relations through collaborative leadership with and support of the Alumni Association Board.  Work closely with the Board to strengthen its membership by ensuring productive relationships between its members, Elms alumni, and the academic and administrative leadership.
  • Provide guidance to the Executive Committee in arranging its meetings, staffing its committees and creating annual Board Action Plans.
  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications.
  • Plan, implement and promote alumni programs, including reunion, that provide tangible benefits for alumni and support the College’s strategic plan as well as Annual Fund goals in collaboration with colleagues within the Office of Institutional Advancement.
  • Plan and execute annual Travel with the President trip.
  • Assess Alumni Relations activities, programs, communications, and resulting attitudes and outcomes, and adjust plans based on assessment findings to ensure growth of alumni engagement and support of the college.

Campus Collaborations

  • Partner with Director of Admissions to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process.
  • Collaborate with Student Services Staff to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services and career development programming for alumni and students; to increase engagement in family weekend, and to explore opportunities for alumni engagement in campus activities and programs.
  • Collaborate in alumni involvement and support of Senior Gift program, Blazer Blitz, and Blazer Nation.
  • Collaborate with staff of the School for Professional and Graduate Studies in developing engagement opportunities for students in off-site and graduate students.

Development

  • Collaborate closely with development colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development-related activities via written contact reports filed in Raiser’s Edge and periodic attendance at prospect management meetings.
  • Raise funds for select special projects and evens in collaboration with Development colleagues.

Communications

  • Oversee and coordinate the development of marketing and communication materials, e.g. invitations, mailings, brochures, newsletter, articles, etc.
  • Serve on the Alumni Magazine editorial committee.
  • Develop and ensure continuous and timely updates of the Alumni pages of the website; coordinate “Class Notes,” and assist in developing alumni stories for the Alumni Magazine.

Office Management

  • Develop and submit for approval by the VP annual strategic and operating plans.
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc.
  • Prepare and administer the budget for Alumni Relations; within the annual program budget, manage existing and/or additional alumni programs, services and communications.
  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, student employees and provide guidance to volunteers.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and/or President.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in alumni relations and external affairs with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership.
  • Extensive experience with Raiser’s Edge or a similar constituent database.
  • Experience with Social Media tools.
  • Experience in planning and executing events and group travel (national and international).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaborative and courteously with colleagues throughout the College, alumni, other constituents and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers.
  • Demonstrated writing, planning, organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently; ability to work in a team environment as well as independently to achieve institutional goals.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Will require driving or traveling to locations in and outside the local area on official college business
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and at designated intervals thereafter.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.    

How to Apply

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

Business Development Specialist

Elms College located in Chicopee, Massachusetts invites applications for the position of Business Development Specialist.  This position reports to the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) contributing to the continuous growth and operational effectiveness of the graduate programs and professional development for the CEL and the MBA.  This position is responsible for developing and implementing recruiting activities that attract and build an enrollment pipeline of prospective students.  Additionally, cultivates networks to identify new business opportunities and potential target markets.  Monitors and evaluates enrollment processes, makes recommendations for improvements to ensure standards of excellence. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a recruiting plan that supports the strategic objectives of the CEL, MBA, and the institution.
  • Network within region to generate leads & create brand awareness for the CEL and MBA, and the institution.
  • Manage the daily operations of recruiting, marketing, admissions of an active pipeline.
  • Foster relationships with regional business partners in support of programming.
  • Identify new business opportunities/target markets.
  • Establish metrics dashboard that monitors results.
  • Represents the college internally/externally.
  • Initiates special projects in support of achieving enrollment and operational goals.
  • Assists in program design and development.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting and/or business development.
  • Ability to build and nurture relationships within diverse population.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Social Media, MS Office and exposure to database management.
  • Driving or traveling to locations in and outside of the area on college business.  May require travel by car, train, bus, or plane.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Full background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter.  Valid driver's license and good driving record required.

How to Apply

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

Maguire Center Receptionist (Part-Time)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Part-Time Maguire Center Receptionist.  The Receptionist performs general receptionist duties for the front desk of the Maguire Fitness Center. 

Hours for this position are:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:00-6:00pm and Friday 10:00am-3:00pm.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Greet fitness club members, students, employees, visitors/guests, visiting teams, and prospective students in a pleasant, welcoming manner at the front desk of the Maguire Fitness Center.
  • Check in club members as they enter to use the club facilities (machines, pool, classes, etc.) by verifying their ID and manually recording their attendance in the log book.
  • Answer incoming phone calls.
  • Provide information about hours of operation, fitness classes and activities and memberships.
  • Assist with processing membership forms, tracking member card distribution, and process membership fees/payments (cash, checks, credit cards). 
  • Ensure a safe environment by informing/reminding members about club rules. Intervene, if necessary, to prevent activity that may be harmful to the member or others using the facility.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.  Front desk/reception experience preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills; polite, pleasant telephone manner; personable, strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and effectively to a diverse, multi-cultural campus population.
  • Must be organized and able to maintain records and track paperwork.
  • Basic proficiency with MS Office and utilizing email. 
  • Must be dependable and adhere to college and department policies relating to punctuality, attendance, leave time, and work breaks.
  • Ability to work as a team player as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and employee records.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work outside of normal business hours.
  • Background check conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter.  

How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter indicating the part-time hours you are interested in, along with contact information for three (3) professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to: jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Professional Tutor – 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.

Assistant Residence Director – Graduate Assistantship (Part-Time)

Elms College is seeking an Assistant Residence Director (ARD). This is a graduate assistantship with responsibility for assisting in the administration of the residence life program. Position is part-time with a 10-month period of responsibility (August-May) and two month period of non-responsibility (June-July). Benefits include: room, board (when food service is in operation), and a course tuition waiver for three (3) graduate or post-baccalaureate courses per semester at Elms College.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participates in professional staff on-call rotation; performs at least three (3) rounds when on call.
  • Maintains a schedule of 20 office hours per week.
  • Supervises Residence Assistants (R.A’s).
  • Enforces college policies.
  • Serves as a Judicial Hearing Officer as needed.
  • Collaborates with other professional staff regarding RA-related issues.
  • Designs, creates, provides programming to benefit residents.
  • Tracks and logs overnight guests and submits report to the Director on a weekly basis.
  • Assists with opening and closing the residence halls.
  • Provides on-call coverage during the intersession break.
  • Conducts and assists with R.A. training (e.g. harassment, discipline, counseling, mediation, conflict resolution, etc.).
  • Participates in the selection of R.A’s.
  • Participates in room selection.
  • Works collaboratively with Student Affairs, Facilities, and Public Safety; responds to emergency situations.
  • Driving may be required; driving or traveling to locations in 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
  • Work schedule includes evenings and usually every 3rd weekend (subject to change based on RA duty schedule).
  • Other duties as may be assigned. 

Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree. Experience working as a Resident Assistant and knowledge of student development theory preferred.  Understanding of the importance of the residential experience; sound judgment and decision-making; ability to enforce policies; ability to intervene positively in student lives; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal/written communication skills.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references to: jobs@elms.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and will 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 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

ASD Faculty Position – Fall 2016

The Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Elms College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of autism spectrum disorders graduate programs in the Division (CSD) and interdisciplinary behavior analysis programs.  This full-time, tenure-track faculty position is a 9-month appointment, with a stipend for summer work, beginning September 1, 2016.  The Division of CSD currently offers a master’s degree in ASD, an accelerated master’s degree in ASD, and a certificate of advanced graduate study (CAGS) in ASD.  The BCBA six-course sequence is embedded in these programs.  The division also offers an undergraduate concentration that includes the BCaBA four-course sequence, and a graduate Certificate in Asperger’s Studies.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in communication sciences and disorders, education, psychology, or in a related field.  If the candidate’s doctorate is in a field other than CSD, then a master’s degree in SLP is a plus. Candidates for this position must be a BCBA or a BCBA-D. Experience in interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration is preferred.  The successful candidate will have a record of college-level teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, preferably on a full-time basis, supervision of practicum training activities, and three to five years of ABA experience including experience with individuals on the autism spectrum.

Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the BCaBA and BCBA course sequence, serve as the ACS coordinator, expand off-campus practicum sites, coordinate independent fieldwork/practicum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise students in practicum, and participate in service to the Division and College.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send hard copies of a letter of interest, transcripts, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to:

Kathryn S. James, Ph.D.

Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA 01013

 Adjunct Faculty - Communication Sciences & Disorders - Spring 2016

The Division of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) at Elms College is seeking adjunct faculty to teach the following autism and applied behavioral analysis courses for the Spring 2016 semester:

  • ASD 301/501 – Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • ASD 604/704 – Assessment and Intervention in ADS II

Qualifications

Master’s Degree and candidates for the ASD 301/501 position BCBA is preferred, but not required. 

Master’s Degree and candidates for the ASD 604/704 position must be BCBA.

Successful teaching experience, especially at the college level preferred.

How to Apply

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

                                                Kathryn S. James, Ph.D.

                                                Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders

                                                Elms College              

                                                291 Springfield Street

                                                Chicopee, MA  01013

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

Adjunct Faculty – Social Work (Multiple Instructional Sites) – Fall 2015

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 - RN-BS Off-Campus Programs - Fall 2015

The School of Nursing at Elms College is seeking applicants for part-time, Nursing Adjunct Faculty positions for the fall semester of 2015 at its RN-BS off-campus programs located at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) and Quinsigamond Community College (QCC). Class days and hours vary at each site. Join a growing program that emphasizes dedication and excellence in its commitment to the teaching and educational preparation of RN students seeking to complete the baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical major or earned doctorate preferred; or
  • Nursing specialty in one or more of the following areas: gerontology, quality and safety; population health; leadership and management
  • RN license in Massachusetts
  • Undergraduate teaching experience preferred

Responsibilities

Classroom instruction; classes held on Fridays at MWCC and Wednesday evenings at QCC.  Starting date: August 28, 2015. 

To Apply

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

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

Dean, School of Nursing

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA 01013

scoblek@elms.edu 

Inquiries Regarding Position

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

Athletics Jobs