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

Educational Technology Specialist

The IT Department at Elms College is seeking an Educational Technology Specialist who will be primarily responsible for planning, implementing, managing and supporting the College’s educational technology programs.  Responsibilities include coordination with faculty/academic departments in defining the online/blended learning strategy and aligning the use of technology with academic goals and outcomes, management of the College’s learning management system (LMS), assessment and development of training programs, best practices, resources and documentation.  This position works closely with the Academic Technology Specialist to support the use of technology in both the online and classroom learning environments.  One evening per week is required.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide “hands-on” assistance to faculty in the use of instructional and computer technology, assist with classroom setup and support of the online-hybrid program lecture software.
  • Administer web conferencing platform, setup virtual meetings and manage software licensing.
  • Assess and develop training programs, create resources and documentation related to educational technology.
  • Assist faculty in the selection, creation and effective use of technology resources for both online and on campus courses.
  • Administer Moodle LMS, including system configuration, security, course management, user accounts and enrollments, grade book, evaluations, etc.
  • Manage Moodle help desk tickets, research and troubleshoot technical/functional issues and respond to requests in a timely manner.
  • Monitor Moodle upgrades, enhancements and bug fixes, contact technical support to escalate/resolve critical issues and consult online support resources.
  • Research, recommend and configure LMS system according to academic priorities and requirements. 
  • Support faculty on techniques and methodologies for using technology, multimedia and graphic design principles and tools in Moodle.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent technical training.  1-2 years of experience preferred in supporting educational technology.  Knowledge of and experience in educational technology.  Technical support experience with learning management systems, such as Moodle, is required.  Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft and Adobe software. Excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, speaking), organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills.  Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as on teams, customer-driven approach.  Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding employee, student/family records and data.  Ability to use tact, discretion and diplomacy when providing technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students.  Must be organized, detail-oriented, able to manage time efficiently and effectively, and respond to requests in a courteous, prompt manner.  One evening per week is required.  Ability to work effectively with a diverse population.

To Apply

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

Public Safety Officer (FT & PT)

Elms College in Chicopee has openings for a FT & PT Public Safety Office for evenings and weekend shifts.  Assigned duties include but are not limited to:  protecting persons and property on campus; performing patrol functions; investigating complaints, disturbances, accidents; resolving disputes/conflicts; providing escort and lockout service, directions, and other assistance; securing and unlocking buildings; maintaining activity log, enforcing parking regulations.

Requirements

Min. H.S. diploma/GED & 1 yr. security experience, proficient computer and communication skills, valid driver’s license and good driving record.  Must be dependable, trustworthy,  professional; experience at a college preferred.   CPR and first responder certification helpful.  Must be able to lift 70 lbs.  Full background check conducted.

To Apply

Please fill out an application form in Human Resources, 126 Berchmans Hall, Elms College, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA  01013, Monday – Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. 

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

The IT Department at Elms College is seeking a Sr. Programmer/Analyst who will be primarily responsible for supporting the data and reporting requirements of the Administrative and Student Information Systems and developing programs and applications to provide enhanced functionality for the systems. This position works closely with users to evaluate existing systems, analyze workflows and business processes to enhance, automate and expedite operations, and makes recommendations for improvements. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review business workflows and processes to determine functionality gaps; work with department personnel to identify changes in business processes or to recommend software modifications.
  • Analyze data needs; review user requirements, and design, write and test new reports, programs and applications.
  • Respond to user requests for report creation using Crystal Reports or other reporting tools.
  • Report management including creating new reports, modifying existing reports and troubleshooting issues.
  • Develop and maintain identity management provisioning system.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the user community and ERP vendor.
  • Review application release notes, patches and fixes and recommend appropriate action.
  • Develop appropriate test cases necessary to perform validation testing on all modifications, customizations, fixes, and patches. 
  • Maintain data in accordance with FERPA, MA201, CMR17, and other applicable data privacy standards.
  • Work directly with users and Tier 1 support to resolve data conflicts and inappropriate usage.
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the software life-cycle, including project architecture, new feature implementation, automated testing, documentation, Code tracking/version control, data migration, etc.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

  • Experience with ERP systems in a higher education environment, knowledge of business practices and procedures.
  • 3+ yrs. experience with relational databases, SQL programming and writing advanced queries.
  • 3+ yrs. experience with programming/scripting languages such as Visual Basic, C#, Java, ASP .NET, Perl, or Python.
  • Proficiency with MS Visual Studio, Crystal Reports, and MS Office 2010.
  • Experience with linking disparate systems through appropriate scripting/coding.
  • Experience integrating with LDAP / Microsoft Active Directory. 
  • Minimum three (3) years of business report writing experience. 
  • Experience with process mapping and documentation. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills at all levels of the organization.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) to: jobs@elms.edu 

Review of applications will begin February 10th and continue until the position is filled.

Program Assistant – Nursing (Search is on Hold)

The Nursing Department is seeking a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Program Assistant to provide administrative support for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Undergraduate Nursing (BS) program.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide general administrative assistance for the BS and MSN programs.
  • Serve as first point of contact and liaison to prospective students by providing information about the MSN program and responding to questions and requests for program brochures/information.
  • Coordinate and schedule new candidate interviews and admission processing; respond to, follow-up with, and track inquiries and applications.
  • Coordinate and schedule student recruitment activities.
  • Preparation of accurate, quality documents, correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets.
  • Create and maintain MSN student files and records in electronic and paper form. Maintain computer database of prospective and currently enrolled MSN students.
  • Assist in preparing materials for meetings, interviews, and recruitment.
  • Provide administrative support for the BS and MSN “shell course” in the Moodle Learning Management System.
  • Assist in updating the School of Nursing website for both programs.
  • Complete contracts for the BS and MSN Adjunct Faculty.
  • Complete Verification Letters to Clinical Agencies for the traditional and accelerated undergraduate program.
  • Assist Operations Manager with pinning ceremonies and other School of Nursing events.
  • Maintain, edit and revise Nursing Student Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
  • Take, transcribe, distribute and file minutes of committee meetings.
  • Similar duties may expand into or be utilized in other Nursing programs.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum of an Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree preferred.   Experience working in an academic office setting preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and effectively to a diverse student population.
  • High level of proficiency using MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and skill in internet research.
  • Ability to utilize Gmail and Google Docs to respond to inquiries.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent keyboarding skills.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Excellent phone skills; ability to handle situations with tack and discretion.
  • Ability to anticipate, initiate and respond to issues appropriately.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records and adhere to FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Ability to interact professionally with individuals both inside and outside the College.

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 – Off-Site Locations (PT)  

Elms College is seeking a part-time 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 only as Word or PDF attachments to: banksw@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.

Adjunct Instructor – Sociology of Healthcare

Elms College is seeking an adjunct faculty Instructor for its off-site accelerated degree completion program in Nursing at Mt. Wachusett Community College (MWCC), Gardner, MA.  Candidate must be available to teach the course in Gardner on eight (8) consecutive Fridays between 8:30am and 4:00pm or online.  Candidate must also be available for student support via email and Moodle.

Course Title:        SOC214 Sociology of Healthcare

Session Dates:     August 29, 2014 – October 24, 2014

Meeting Times:     Friday (8:30am – 12:30pm, OR 1:00pm – 4:30pm, to be determined)

Location:              MWCC or online

Requirements

PhD preferred but Master’s degree with appropriate experience will be considered.  Successful candidate will have verifiable college teaching experience in the subject matter.  Since this is an accelerated degree completion program for RNs, the instructor must be able to teach for the eight (8) week session described above. 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, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact  information for three (3) professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) to sullivann@elms.edu or by regular mail to: Nancy Sullivan, Social Science Division, Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013.

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

Adjunct Instructor – Psychology - Mount Wachusett Community College, Garner, 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 courses 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: PSY306 Educational Psychology

Session Dates: May 15 – July 10, 2014 (8 meetings excluding July 4)

Meeting Times: Thursday, 4:00-8:00pm

Course Title: PSY307 Psychological Testing

Session Dates: July 17 – August 21, 2014 (6 meetings)

Meeting Times: Thursday, 4:00-8:00pm 

Course Title: PSY308 Cognitive Psychology

Session Dates: October 23 – December 18, 2014 (8 meetings excluding Thanksgiving)

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.  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, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three (3) professional references (as Word or PDF attachments) to sullivann@elms.edu or by regular mail to Nancy Sullivan, Social Science Division, Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor – Social Work

Elms College invites applications for position of Assistant Professor of Social Work in the growing CSWE accredited Bachelor of Social Work program.This is a full-time, nine-month tenure track faculty position that will begin September 1, 2014.

Responsibilities include: Teaching across the generalist practice curriculum with (including Saturdays); advising students, and participating in committee work in the governance of the college and the social work program.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or DSW in Social Work, MSW, college teaching experience, and two (2) years post-MSW practice experience are required. Background check will be conducted for this position.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcript for highest degree, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three (3) professional references via email (as Word or PDF attachments) to: sullivann@elms.edu or by regular mail to Nancy Sullivan, Social Science Division, Elms College, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA 01013. Review of applications will begin immediately and 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 – Social Work (Multiple Instructional Sites)

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Assistant Professor - Division of Communication Sciences & Disorders

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).  This full-time, tenure track faculty position is a 10-month appointment beginning September 1, 2014. The Division of CSD currently offers a 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.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Doctorate in communication sciences and disorders, education, psychology, or in a related field (ABD will be considered).  If the candidate’s doctorate is in a related field, 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 collaboration is preferred.  Successful college-level teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervision of practicum training activities; three to five years of ABA experience working in applied settings with individuals on the autism spectrum.

Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the BCBA course sequence, coordinate independent fieldwork/ practicum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, expand off-campus practicum sites, supervise students in practicum, and participate in service to the division and college.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send 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

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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