Employment at Elms College

Elms College is an equal opportunity employer and educator founded in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a pleasant work environment. Job listings can also be viewed on HigherEd Jobs.

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Staff Positions

Business Development Specialist

The Business Development Specialist cultivates networks to identify new business opportunities and potential target markets and contributes to the continuous growth and operational effectiveness of the MBA program by developing and implementing recruiting and marketing activities that attract and build an enrollment pipeline of prospective students. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes a recruiting plan that supports the strategic objectives of the MBA program and overall institution.
  • Monitors and evaluates enrollment processes, makes recommendations for improvements to ensure standards of excellence.
  • Networks within the region to generate leads and create MBA brand awareness.
  • Manages the daily operations of recruiting, marketing, admissions of an active pipeline.
  • Fosters relationships with regional business partners in support of Accounting, Healthcare and Management tracks.
  • Identifies new business opportunities/target markets.
  • Establishes 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.
  • Acts in an adjunct faculty capacity where appropriate and in accordance with IACBE guidelines.
  • Performs other projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  Demonstrated success in recruiting and/or business development.  Ability to build and nurture relationships within diverse populations.  Exceptional interpersonal skills.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Strong organizational and planning skills.  Candidate must possess learning and change agility.  Proficient in Social Media, MS Office and exposure to database management.  Must be highly motivated and able to work independently as well as on a team.  Teaching experience strongly preferred.  Full 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 cover letter, resume and contact information for three (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.

Disability Services Director

Elms College in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Disability Services Director.  The Director of Disability Services oversees all aspects of disability services for students, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and policies and serving as the primary resource for arranging disability related accommodations for Elms College students. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review disability documentation received from students. Meet individually with student to determine eligibility for accommodations, and if eligible, develop disability related student accommodation plan.
  • Communicate student accommodation plans to faculty and staff as necessary.
  • Coordinate testing accommodations.
  • Meet with students at regular intervals to review /revise accommodation plan, review progress, work on disability related matters, identify and recommend learning style strategies in order to promote student success and retention and to help develop self-advocacy and self-determination skills.
  • Assist students in identifying, locating, and utilizing Elms College services, (e.g. Academic Resource Center, Health Center, Counseling Center, Career Center, or any related community based service).
  • Proctor quizzes and exams for students as dictated by their individualized student accommodation plans.
  • Instruct and support students using disability related hardware and software.  Monitor, address and resolve software and hardware issues.
  • Assist students in obtaining academic textbooks and related print materials in alternative formats as dictated by individualized student accommodation plans.  Maintain documentation for same and maintain an alternative textbook library for these materials.
  • Oversee all department functions including planning, monitoring, and tracking budgets.
  • Provide information regarding Elms disability services to prospective students, families, high schools, and partner institutions.
  • Propose changes to disability service policies, manuals and handbooks as it related to Students with Disabilities.
  • Meet with prospective students, parents/guardians to answer questions and provide information regarding policies, procedures, evaluations and accommodations.
  • Maintain confidential student records and communications, in accordance with (FERPA) Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
  • Make referrals to outside agencies as necessary.
  • Meet with faculty, department chairs, and academic deans regarding student needs and discuss departmental and/or student concerns.
  • Participate on the Academic Success Committee and team.
  • Stay abreast of federal, state and local regulations related to disability services and advise campus constituents on these matters. 
  • Develop and maintain a library of reference and lending material and information for students, staff and faculty.
  • Attend Student Affairs staff meetings and participate in committee work as assigned.
  • Participate in College events including but not limited to: admission events, orientation, graduation, and graduate student events.
  • Travel to partner institutions to meet with faculty and students as directed.
  • Work a non-standard, flexible schedule (including evenings and weekends), and provide services to off-site students.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

Master’s degree required in Special Education, Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy and/or Disability Services.  3+ years direct service to disabled populations.  1+ years college disability related experience preferred. 2 years relevant experience assessing and interpreting professional disability related evaluation materials and determining the accommodation needs of disabled students in a K – 12 and/or post-secondary setting.  Background check will be conducted.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three 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.

Receptionist (Part-Time) 

Elms College is seeking a part-time Receptionist in our office of Graduate Studies & Continuing Education (GSCE). He/she creates and maintains paper and electronic files and serves as an information source and frontline contact for current and prospective students, adjunct faculty, and visitors.  Work hours are Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm and follow the Weekend College calendar schedule.  There may be some weeks where the Saturdays are back to back, or 3 Saturdays in one month.  The average Saturday hours are every other week.  Flexibility to work additional hours to supplement and/or fill in for Administrative Assistant in her/his absence.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative assistance and clerical support for the GSCE Division.
  • Provides general GSCE Division reception functions including answering the telephone, taking messages, filing, and making photocopies.
  • Serves as the first point of contact to prospective and current students. Provides information about program requirements, and responds to general questions and requests for program brochures/ information.
  • Processes checks, cash and credit payments for courses and application fees.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Work Hours:  Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm (follows the Weekend College calendar).  There may be some weeks where the Saturdays are back to back, or 3 Saturdays in one month.  The average Saturday hours are every other week.  Flexibility to work additional hours to supplement and/or fill in for Administrative Assistant in her/his absence.

Qualifications

Minimum of an Associate’s degree; general office experience required, preferably receptionist/front desk experience in an academic/higher education setting.

Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Pleasant phone manner and strong customer service approach.
  • Must be able to convey information effectively to a diverse student population.
  • Well organized with ability to pay attention to details and follow through on assignments and tasks until completion.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize work, manage multiple tasks in a busy environment with frequent interruptions; initiate, anticipate, and respond to issues and situations.
  • Ability to work as a team player, as well as, independently with minimal supervision.
  • A high standard of accuracy in creating and maintaining data, records, and report information.
  • Excellent time management skills to ensure that multiple, competing priorities and tasks will be handled and accomplished in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Calm, friendly, professional attitude and ability to effectively plan for and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; willingness to learn college systems such as Moodle, Blazernet, and other College software.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records.
  • Must be dependable and adhere to college and department policies relating to punctuality, attendance, leave time, and work breaks.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information (as Word or PDF attachments) via email to:  jobs@elms.edu.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Health Education Nurse

Elms College, located in Chicopee, MA, is seeking a Health Education Nurse to provide health education and services to the Elms student community.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assesses and evaluates students with acute or chronic health issues and provides follow-up care as needed.
  • Evaluates faculty, staff and part time students on an urgent or emergency basis.
  • Provides necessary immunizations to students, staff, and faculty, including yearly tuberculin skin tests for nursing students and faculty.
  • Responds to emergencies on campus as needed.
  • Develops and implements health education programs to promote wellness specifically regarding alcohol and drug abuse prevention and sexual violence prevention programs in compliance with Campus SaVE Act and Title IX.
  • Develops, implements, and manages all aspects of Peer Health Education program.
  • Assists with clinical clearance and completion of medical records by RN to BS, RN to MS, DNP students and satellite campus programs.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three (3) years school health or related health education experience.  Knowledge of educational principles of young adult and adult learning and behavior change. 
  • College health services and acute care experience preferred.
  • Current Massachusetts RN license and CPR certification.
  • Strong physical assessment skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • OSHA blood borne pathogen training.
  • Ability to work independently utilizing protocols of care provided by the Health Center Medical Director.
  • Computer skills and basic proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • 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.

Document Services Manager

Elms College has an opening for a Document Services Manager.  The Document Services Manager is responsible for the daily operation of college printing services.  

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides printing, bindery and copying services for all college departments.
  • Operates copies, bindery equipment and risograph machine.
  • Completes requisitions, provides cost estimates, purchases paper, and ensures that the paper and card stock are available and can be delivered in 24 hours.
  • Provides folding, assembling, photocopying, and binding services for documents, packets, booklets, etc.
  • Serves as primary contact for copy equipment vendor and service calls.
  • Serves as copy equipment fleet manager.
  • Works collaboratively with Mailroom Manager and all faculty, staff and students.
  • Provides coverage for the Mail Services Manager during vacations and absences, as needed.
  • Cross trains with the Mail Services Manager as directed by the Director of Campus Operations.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience with document production, photocopying, binding, and working with graphic designers and outside vendors.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be well organized, pay attention to details, and able to follow through on assignments and tasks until completion.
  • Ability to complete routine paperwork.
  • Willingness to learn and follow accounting procedures pertaining to mail services.
  • Ability to sort, count, and verify numbers.
  • Ability to resolve complaints and concerns.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and information.
  • Must be able to initiate, anticipate, and respond to a variety of issues and situations in a calm, friendly, professional manner. Having a sense of humor is essential.
  • Must be a self-starter who is willing to work with others to improve current procedures.
  • Ability to work as a team player as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of accuracy in creating and maintaining data, records, and report information.
  • Excellent time management skills to ensure that multiple, competing priorities and tasks will be handled and accomplished in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Must be able to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and delegate and monitor tasks given to student employees.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite, able to use Internet, email, and be willing to learn college computer systems and college web software.
  • Ability to protect and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and to understand and comply with FERPA regulations.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three 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 – Off-Site Locations (Part-Time / As Needed By Appointment)

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a part-time / as needed by appointment Professional Tutor for their off-site locations in Lee, Greenfield and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA. The Professional Tutor works on a 1:1 or small group basis with students enrolled in degree completion programs at the off-campus location.  The Professional Tutor works collaboratively with faculty and staff at the off-site location in and outside the classroom.  The Professional Tutor reports to the Off Campus Program Coordinator who schedules tutoring appointments as needed at the off-campus site or the main campus.  The Professional Tutor provides instruction in subject matter, study skills, technology and writing, as appropriate.  The Professional Tutor informs students of tutoring services available through the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the main campus and the online Brainfuse tutoring system. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • To attend an Orientation/Training session led by the Director of the Academic Resource Center on the main campus upon hire.
  • To be available by appointment for tutoring of students at the host or home institution.
  • To notify the Off-Campus Program Coordinator as soon as possible if one cannot meet his/her assigned tutee(s).
  • To be punctual for all scheduled tutoring sessions.
  • To maintain a time sheet to be submitted to, and signed by the Off-Campus Program Coordinator.
  • To utilize instructional techniques that promotes independent learning by the tutee.  
  • To present oneself as a professional role model for all students who seek academic tutoring.
  • To demonstrate the Elms College core values of faith, justice, community and excellence in interactions with students, faculty, staff and administration.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program; masters preferred.  Tutoring experience with undergraduates preferred.  Coursework and/or degree in tutoring field.  Demonstrated organizational, planning, interpersonal, administrative, availability, approachability, and counseling skills. Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation); Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Gmail; knowledge of data privacy policies, procedures, and regulations. Knowledge of subject matter field to be tutored; study skills to scaffold student success.  Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, administrators, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies. Excellent customer service orientation.  Must have reliable transportation, good driving record, and a valid driver’s license.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (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.

Manager Mail Services

Elms College, located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Manager of Mail Services.  The Manager of Mail Services will run the mailroom in in an efficient manner.  Duties will include mail handling services and customer service assistance.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Informs college’s students, faculty and staff about postal regulations and costs in a clear, timely manner.
  • Conducts all the daily mail service operations and ensures the timely and efficient processing of all incoming and outgoing mail and parcels.
  • Monitors postal permits and advance deposit accounts.
  • Notifies the Business Office of postal charge backs to college departments.
  • Obtains funds to replenish postal meter, arranges for repairs and supplies for postal machine.
  • Monitors stamp drawer, establishes and maintains stamp inventory levels.
  • Maintains petty cash account for “Postage Due” occurrences.
  • Verifies UPS billing for department chargeback.
  • Insures deposit of cash taken in for personal postage and mailbox key replacements.
  • Keeps up-to-date on USPS changes and requirements, including rate changes.
  • Serves student, faculty, and staff at the Mail Services counter and ensures that all customers receive prompt, courteous and helpful service.
  • Serves a liaison to departments on best practices.
  • Handles the mail merge system.
  • Monitors bulk mail account to insure funds are available when an outside source does the mailing; reports bulk charge backs to the Business Office.
  • Informs students about mail fraud and advises them about handling mail from inmates.
  • Attends postal forums, workshops, conferences to remain abreast of best practices, new developments/requirements, and potential mail hazards (awareness and preparedness).
  • Insures timely delivery of special items such as “Stress Free Exam packs (twice/y), scholarship plaques, candy on Valentine’s Day and Halloween, various tee shirt fundraisers, daffodils, etc.
  • Manages mailboxes including: assignments, repairs, combination changes, key and lock replacements.
  • Forwards mail during breaks and after graduation. Maintains current list of student address changes and reports them to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Ensures that all mail and parcels are treated securely and handled in a confidential manner. Complies with FERPA requirements.
  • Greet faculty, staff, administration and students in a positive and professional manner
  • Train and supervise interns
  • Awareness of and preparedness for any potential hazard in mail. (anthrax, chemicals bombs)
  • Assist with copier supply ordering.
  • Assist with inventory assessment and restock.
  • Provides community with information as needed in relation to policy and price changes.
  • Works collaboratively with Document Services Manager as well as all Faculty, Staff and Students.
  • Provides coverage for the Manager of Document Services for vacation and absences as needed.
  • Attends cross training sessions per the Director of Campus Operations and Public Safety for the purpose of occasional coverage of Document Services as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent.  Experience working in mail services preferred; strong customer services skills; detail oriented; strong organizational skills; working knowledge and understanding of FERPA rules and regulations; working knowledge and understanding of postal delivery systems; prior experience working in an academic environment; ability to recognize priorities; ability to be flexible depending on work flow needs; effect changes to improve operational goals; ability to work in an organized and efficient manner.

To Apply

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

Faculty Positions

Looking for an Adjunct Instructor Opportunity at Elms College?

If you are interested in a possible adjunct instructor position, please forward your resume and a letter of interest to the chair of the academic division in which you would like to teach.

Click here for a listing of the academic divisions.

Full-Time Nursing Faculty Position, RN-BS Program Coordinator

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a full-time nursing faculty position to coordinate off-site locations of the Elms RN-BS degree completion program beginning January 2015. The RN-BS Program Coordinator is a faculty position with both administrative and teaching responsibilities. Join a growing nursing program that emphasizes dedication and excellence in its commitment to the teaching and professional preparation of its undergraduate and graduate nursing students with a future vision for continued growth and advancement of its academic nursing programs.      

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Science in nursing required
  • Strong record of clinical nursing practice, leadership and experience teaching in an academic nursing program
  • Technological literacy and commitment to integrate technology into teaching
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills
  • RN license in Massachusetts

Preferred Qualifications

Earned doctorate or matriculation in a doctoral program. 

Responsibilities

The coordinator position is a full-time, 10-month appointment as nursing faculty with administrative and faculty responsibilities including teaching, student recruitment and advisement and participation in faculty governance and scholarship. The qualified candidate will be eligible for a tenure-track position. Background check will be conducted. Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. 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 via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to: matrowm@elms.edu

Inquiries regarding position

Suzanne Barenski, PhD, RN, Director of RN Studies; 413-265-2385; barenskij@elms.edu

Adjunct Instructors - Psychology

The Social Sciences Division at Elms College is seeking adjunct instructors to teach the following psychology courses at its off-site program at Holyoke Community College (HCC).

  • Experimental Psychology (Research Methods) – PSY210 Experimental Psychology. Meets Saturdays 1:00-5:00 pm, 3/7/15-4/25/15.
  • Forensic Psychology Intro – PSY210.77. Meets Saturday 8:30 am-12:30pm, 3/7/15-4/25/15.
  • Psychology Seminar (Capstone) – PSY401.66. Meets Saturday, 8:30am-12:30 pm, 3/7/15-4/25/15. 

Requirements

Master's degree and college teaching experience in the subject is required; PhD preferred. Must be available to teach as indicated above and accessible for student support via email or online course enrollment (Moodle) for this accelerated, 8-week, off-site degree program. Instructors are expected to bring their own expertise and experience to the teaching in the context of the Elms College standard syllabus.

To Apply

Send cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for 2 professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) via email to Dr. John Lambdin: lambdinj@elms.edu. 

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled.

Nursing Faculty Position

Psychiatric - Mental Health Nursing

Fall 2015

The School of Nursing at Elms College invites applicants for a full-time nursing faculty position to coordinate Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing in the undergraduate nursing program beginning fall semester of 2015. Join a growing nursing program that emphasizes dedication and excellence in its commitment to the teaching and professional preparation of its undergraduate and graduate nursing students with a future vision for continued growth and advancement of its academic nursing programs.     

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Nursing with a psychiatric-mental health nursing major required
  • Strong record of clinical nursing practice, leadership and experience teaching in an academic nursing program
  • Technological literacy and commitment to integrate technology into teaching
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills
  • RN license in Massachusetts

Preferred Qualifications:

Earned doctorate or matriculation in a doctoral program.

Responsibilities:

In general, full-time nursing faculty positions are 9-month appointments with classroom and clinical instruction, coordination of clinical sites, student advisement, and participation in faculty governance and scholarship. The qualified candidate will be eligible for a tenure-track position. Salary is commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

Background check will be conducted.  Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.

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:

Joyce Thielen, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Studies; 413-265-2229; thielenj@elms.edu

Adjunct Instructor – Psychology - Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

Elms College is seeking Adjunct Faculty Instructors for its off-site program at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA campus.  Candidate must be available to teach the course in Gardner on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00pm.  Candidates must also be available for student support at other times via email or using Moodle.

Course Title:  PSY308 Cognitive Psychology

Session Dates:  January 15 – March 15, 2015 (8 weeks)

Meeting Times:  Thursday, 4:00-8:00pm

Requirements

PhD preferred but Master's degree with appropriate experience will be considered.  Successful candidate will have verified college teaching experience in the subject matter.  Candidate must be available for the Thursday times and must be available for student support via email or online course management (Moodle).  This is an accelerated degree completion program utilizing eight (8) week sessions.  Instructors are expected to bring their own expertise and experience to the teaching in the context of the Elms College standard syllabus. 

To Apply

Send cover letter, CV/resume, teaching experience and contact information for three (3) professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) to Dr. Peter Marcus, Psychology Faculty Coordinator at Marcusp@elms.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 Part-Time Faculty - MBA Program

Elms College is seeking Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty in specific topics as follows.  Applicants are required to have an MBA in the specific area of study in order to be considered.

Graduate (evening)

Cost Accounting

Contemporary Financial Accounting Issues

Global Ethics

Global Marketing

Managerial Finance and Data Analysis

Products and Operations

Undergraduate (daytime)

Accounting

Economics

Finance

Healthcare Management

Sport Marketing

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume/c.v., and 2 professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to: beanc@elms.edu

Adjunct Faculty – Communication Sciences & Disorders

The Division of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) at Elms College is seeking adjunct faculty to teach ASD 604/704 Assessment and Intervention in ASD II for the Spring 2014 semester.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree and candidates for this position must be a BCBA.  Successful teaching experience, especially at the college level preferred.

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.

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