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

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Staff Positions

Director of Career Development

Elms College located in Chicopee, Massachusetts invites applications for the position of Director of Career Development.  The Director of the Career Center is responsible for developing, marketing, providing, and assessing career development services for Elms College students. The Career Center works with students in the areas of: career education and preparation, job identification and search, exploring alternative employment options, networking, and instruction on resume writing, interviewing skills, and effective job search techniques.    

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establishes programs and workshops on a variety of career related issues including but not limited to:  resume and cover letter development, job search techniques, interviewing skills, use of technology, and career exploration and graduate and professional academic program search and preparation. 
  • Works with networking individuals and groups on issues related to career development.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with employers for recruitment, internships, and volunteer and employment opportunities.
  • Fosters collaborative relationships with alumni, staff, and faculty in furthering the mission of the Career Center.
  • Maintains a database of information academic divisions of educational, internship, community service and employment opportunities for students and alumni. 
  • Works with academic departments on delivery of specialized career related programming.
  • Plans, organizes and participates in job fairs and career days on and off campus.
  • Conducts regular assessment of programming and prepare annual report and evaluation.
  • Tracks student/alumni usage of Career Center services.
  • Maintains career development resources and the Elms College Career Center webpage. Participates in web content user group meetings at the College.  
  • Develops and maintains online and social media resources and tools related to career development.
  • Actively enhances and markets Career Center services.
  • Manages the Career Center budget and is responsible for adhering to college policies regarding spending and management of budgets.
  • Serves on campus committees.
  • Stays current with emerging trends and maintains working knowledge of best practices within the field of career development.
  • Engages in professional development.
  • Serves as a member of committees associated with Collaborating Colleges of Greater Springfield.
  • Hires, trains and supervises student employees.
  • Collect and report graduate information.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree required in related field.
  • 2-5 years professional experience in student career development, counseling, program development.
  • Experience managing a career center is strongly preferred. 
  • Track record of successful career-related recruiting and providing career services and job development experience is highly desired.
  • Must be knowledgeable of and experienced in utilizing career assessment tools.
  • Experienced in establishing and maintaining employer contacts, preferably in a higher education.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, approachability, and commitment to teamwork.
  • Ability to form partnerships, alliances, and networks, and foster collaborative relations with faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and commitment to assisting students and alumni achieve their career goals. 
  • Must be flexible, creative, goal-oriented, and able to manage and follow through on tasks, initiatives, projects. 
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and career development software is required.
  • Friendly, professional attitude and ability to work with a diverse population of students, alumni, staff, faculty and external constituencies and colleagues.
  • Ability to stay current in the student career development field.
  • Requires driving or traveling to locations in and outside the area on official college business. 
  • Background check conducted upon hire and on a routine basis thereafter. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.   
  • Requires some evening and weekend work.

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.

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 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 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.