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

Database Administrator  

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Database Administrator.  The Database Administrator is primarily responsible for the performance, integrity, security and maintenance of institutional databases, database management systems and applications related to the ERP system. This position plans, implements and manages backup and recovery operations according to business needs and ensures adherence to information security policies, standards and procedures.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage, implement, maintain and support institutional databases and database management systems.
  • Develop, implement and maintain security measures to safeguard databases, audit and monitor for internal security issues.
  • Oversee the import and export of data between institutional data systems, including data mapping, coding and conversion scripting.
  • Analyze, tune, monitor and troubleshoot database performance and space utilization.
  • Ensure that administrative systems and databases are up to date with the most recent release, patches and bug fixes.
  • Serve as the technical contact for databases and related applications, work collaboratively with IT staff to resolve issues.
  • Analyze and document problems with databases/software for submission to vendor; resolve software problems and apply corrective action.
  • Backup and restore databases, manage test environments; implement and manage database disaster recovery planning and testing.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.
  • 1-3 years previous experience as a DBA, preferably in Higher Education.
  • Knowledge of SQL database design and scripting.
  • Experience with Windows Server, MS SQL Server, and web technologies.
  • Experience with Crystal Reports or other report writing software.
  • Ability to handle multiple detailed tasks.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills required.
  • 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.

Elms College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer founded in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Assistant Director of Residence Life  

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking an Assistant Director of Residence Life.  The Assistant Director of Residence Life will assist with residence hall operations and administration; hiring, training and supervision of RA staff, and rotate on-call nights and weekend duties with the Residence Life staff.  This is a full-time, 12-month, benefited position that includes: tuition waiver, partially furnished 1 bedroom apartment, parking, gym membership and meal plan (academic year only).  This is a live-in position.  Requires some weekends and evening hours. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of a 12 person Resident Advisor team.
  • Track and follow up on all work orders for Residence Life.
  • Proactively respond to students and parents. Provide appropriate follow up on concerns and issues in the Residence Halls.
  • Participate in campus-wide programming efforts by professional and student staff.
  • Assist in coordinating openings and closings of the Residence Halls.
  • Serve as a student conduct officer for students who have been referred for policy violations.
  • Serve as a mediator for roommate conflicts. 
  • Advise Residence Hall Council (RHC), if formed.
  • Assist with the day to day operations of the Residence Halls.
  • Assist with room selection lottery and the room reservation and process.
  • Represent the department at Admissions open house or other College events.
  • Participates in an on-call/crisis response rotation and responds to emergencies as needed to assist and support students and staff. The Assistant Director of Residence Life will serve “on-call” in the residence halls every third weekend while classes are in session, on call hours are Thursday-Friday-Saturday and Sunday from 8:00pm to 1:00am (must be on campus during this time frame).  Additionally, the Assistant Director will serve “on-call” one night each week while classes are in session, either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.  
  • ---On days serving as “on-call”, the Assistant Director of Residence Life will be required to accept calls should a situation arise outside of the hours of 8:00pm- 1:00am, and will be required to report to campus to assist with a situation within 30 minutes. Will be eligible for "call-back" hours in these circumstances.
  • Works collaboratively with campus partners such as facilities, dining services, public safety, student activities, student accommodations, academic resource center, new student and transition programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • One (1) or more years of post-Bachelor's experience as a Residence Life professional staff member. Must be knowledgeable of student development theory and its practice and use, programming, student conduct, supervision of resident assistants and some knowledge of judicial processes. 
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Experience in community building in a college residential setting.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate staff members, engage in constructive dialogue, and problem solve within a Student Development model.
  • Knowledge of student development theory (its practice and use), programming and student conduct.
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred. 
  • Cultural competence and demonstrated ability to meet the needs of a diverse student body.
  • Strong administrative skills, ability to efficiently manage work schedules.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.  Willingness to learn college system software and any new college implemented software and/or databases.
  • Background check will be conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.  

How to Apply

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

Elms College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer founded in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Director of Annual Giving  

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 schedules; 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 Operations Manager for Annual Support and Alumni Relations, 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 Alumni 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 three (3) to five (5) 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.  Alumni of Elms College preferred.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Elms College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer founded in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Student Accounts/Collections Representative (Part-Time)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Student Accounts/Collections Representative (Part-Time).  The Student Accounts/Collections Representative is responsible for reviewing, reconciling, maintaining and reporting of Perkins Loan accounts on a monthly basis according to federal regulations.  Responsible for all collection efforts and monthly reconciliation of outstanding accounts.  Responsible for handling a full range of customer service activities including written and verbal correspondence with current and prospective students/parents. 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review, reconcile, maintain and report on Perkins Loan accounts according to federal regulations.  Prepare appropriate annual audit reports.
  • Responsible for all collection efforts and monthly reconciliation of outstanding accounts.
  • Record, document and maintain files of collection activity.
  • Process payments for tuition accounts and prepare bank deposits.
  • Oversee student billing: update system/run statements and coordinate with document services.
  • Work on insurance enrollments and forward updates to University Health Systems (UHS).
  • Process 1098-T’s.
  • General office duties in Student Accounts.
  • Occasional weekend hours may be required during student orientations and move in days.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma, Associates degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years general experience in business office preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Math skills, and customer service experience.
  • Excellent communication and written skills, strong computer skills.
  • Background check will be 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.

Elms College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer founded in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph

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 – Spring 2017

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a full-time nursing faculty position beginning Spring semester (January) of 2017. Join a growing nursing program that emphasizes dedication and commitment to excellence in 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

Full-time nursing faculty positions are 9 or 10 month appointments with classroom and clinical instruction, coordination of clinical sites, student advisement, and participation in faculty governance and scholarship in generic B.S. in Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree or teaching responsibilities in both undergraduate and graduate programs 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 – Fall 2017

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a full-time nursing faculty position beginning Fall (September) semester of 2017. Join a growing nursing program that emphasizes dedication and commitment to excellence in 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. Opportunities for teaching include Gerontology/Long Term Care, Medical-Surgical, Population Health, Mental Health, Nursing Research and other.
  • Technological literacy and commitment to integrate technology into teaching.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • RN license in Massachusetts.

Responsibilities

Full-time nursing faculty positions are 9 or 10 month appointments with classroom and clinical instruction, coordination of clinical sites, student advisement, and participation in faculty governance and scholarship in generic B.S. in Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree or teaching responsibilities in both undergraduate and graduate programs 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 position. Salary is commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

To Apply

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

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

Dean, School of Nursing

Elms College

291 Springfield Street

Chicopee, MA  01013

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to: Joyce Thielen, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Programs; 413-265-2229; thielenj@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