Job Postings

Current Job Openings Include:

 

Academic Support

Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia invites applications for a full-time position in The Naylor Center for Teaching and Learning with an anticipated start date of August 2014. The responsibilities of this position are divided between the supported learning and academic support functions of The Naylor Center. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a master’s degree (or higher) in education.
  • Have experience working with students who have learning disabilities as well as under-prepared and academically “at risk” students.
  • Have a successful record of both teaching and tutoring (preferably college-age students).
  • Possess excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Be flexible, patient and able to adapt to challenging and changing situations.
  • Have a broad familiarity with college curricula.
  • Have an understanding of time management skills, organization skills and study skills.
  • Be committed to working collaboratively with a team of professionals.
  • Possess computer skills and experience with assistive technology.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing individualized support and instruction to students based on a diagnostic approach.
  • Meeting with individual students on a weekly basis; documenting these meetings and tracking student progress.
  • Working to ensure that students keep up with their academic responsibilities and navigate successfully through the many challenges of college life.
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of a student peer tutoring schedule; assisting with the provision of oversight and support of student peer tutors.
  • Developing and maintaining constructive relationships with professors and staff.
  • Teaching academic skills classes.
  • Participating in the College’s bridge program.

All candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of successful college-level teaching and commitment to student development. All applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of four professional references. Original transcripts and background check will be required before an appointment is made.

Please submit materials electronically via email to Ms. Sharon White, Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs, Davis & Elkins College. Please type Naylor Center in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Booth Library Evening Coordinator

Davis & Elkins College invites applications for the permanent part-time position of Booth Library Evening Coordinator. Starting date is negotiable, but should be within 2-3 weeks of acceptance of job offer. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hours will primarily be Sunday-Thursday, 5:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m., but will require varying shifts depending on the academic calendar.

The ideal candidate will be able to coordinate the activities of the Library’s Information Desk for the purpose of supporting the educational and informational needs of patrons and promoting a safe and secure learning environment.

The preferred candidate will:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field OR have a high school diploma paired with 3-5 years library experience.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and ability to interact in an effective and professional manner with diverse populations, the College community and the public.
  • Work well independently with high attention to detail.
  • Provide reliable, dependable, on-time service.
  • Be able to lift and carry books and packages of various shapes and sizes, up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Answer basic informational, directional and library policy questions.
  • Provide general reference and research assistance.
  • Ensure smooth operation of Information Desk tasks (circulation, reserves, technology, etc.).
  • Assist with training, supervising and evaluating student employees.
  • Assist with various duties associated with Library services as assigned.
  • Ensure security of building and resources.
  • Monitor library technology resources, providing technical assistance where possible and refer issue as appropriate.
  • Engage in continual assessment of current services and evolving user needs and adapt service appropriately.

All applications must include a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references. Background check will be required before an appointment is made.

Please submit materials via email to Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources. Please type Booth Library Evening Coordinator in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Dean of Students

Davis & Elkins College invites applications for the full-time position of Dean of Students. The Dean of Students provides leadership for a dynamic program that supports the intellectual, personal and social development of Davis & Elkins College students. The Dean of Students serves as the primary individual responsible for handling student conduct issues, responding to critical student incidents and overseeing the Residence Life program.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Student Conduct: Responsible for administering all processes for student conduct, including a Hearing Panel and administrative conduct procedures.
  • Student Critical Incidents: Responsible for serving as a point person on diverse incidents involving student behaviors and other issues of concern to the campus community.
  • Residence Life: Responsible for managing and promoting a comprehensive Residence Life program.
  • Student Affairs Administration: Works with the Vice President for Student Affairs on the development and implementation of policies, processes and procedures pertaining to student life.
  • Student Behavior Initiatives: Assumes leadership for programs aimed at educating the students of Davis & Elkins College regarding a variety of issues and reducing behaviors of concern generally associated with college students.
  • Student Leadership Initiatives: Works with the Vice President for Student Affairs and other College offices to guide and facilitate various student leadership initiatives.
  • Other Duties as Assigned and/or Negotiated

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in Higher Education, Business, Counseling, Communication, or related field.
  • A minimum of four years of experience in the administration of college/university owned housing.
  • Demonstrated experience in direct supervision of staff. Evidence of progressively broader leadership and management responsibilities.
  • Experience working with computer-based programs within higher education.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of assessment and evaluation in student affairs.
  • Documented experience in managing critical incidents; responding to crisis situations; addressing, processing and resolving student conduct/conflict issues (including mediation).
  • Providing effective guidance to other professional and support staff.
  • Understanding of student development and residential education initiatives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities.
  • A collaborative approach that invites partnerships with others across the College.

Physical Requirements:

  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Typically requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, keying, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Available to work regular evenings and weekends.
  • May be required to travel from building to building frequently.

Required Certifications and/or Licensure:

  • Driver’s license

All applications must include a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references. Background check will be required before an appointment is made.

Please submit materials via email to Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources. Please type Dean of Students in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Housekeeper

Three Housekeeping positions are available. Duties include general housekeeping such as vacuuming, mopping, stripping and waxing floors, window cleaning, removing trash from waste receptacles, hosing off walks and porches, and cleaning bathrooms. Minimum requirements: high school diploma or GED and one year experience in similar position; ability to lift at least 30 pounds; ability be a team player. Those interested must fill out an application in the D&E Human Resources Office, Liberal Arts Hall, Room 203, or provide a resume via email no later than Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

 

Office Services Mail Clerk

Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia invites applications for the part-time position of Office Services Mail Clerk. Starting date is negotiable, but should be within 2-3 weeks of acceptance of job offer. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will be able to coordinate all campus mail and package services, while ensuring a pleasant and professional customer service experience for all customers.

The preferred candidate will: 

  • Have 3-5 years of experience in an office environment.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills, both in person and on the phone.
  • Work well independently with high attention to detail.
  • Provide reliable, dependable, on-time service.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Ability to lift and carry packages of various shapes and sizes, up to 60 pounds.
  • Have a valid WV driver’s license.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drive campus vehicle to and from US Postal Service facility in downtown Elkins to deliver and collect campus mail and packages.
  • Receive UPS packages at loading dock, track, sort and deliver all UPS packages.
  • Work with other Office Services staff to receive, track, sort and deliver all FedEx mail and packages.
  • Sort and track mail and packages through the campus mail facility, including staffing the customer service desk.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with USPS, FedEx, UPS, bulk mail vendors, etc.
  • Assist Office Services Coordinator to research any issues or irregularities in mail or package delivery.
  • Assist Office Services Coordinator with accounting and internal billing for mail services for faculty, staff and students, including domestic and international mail and shipping.
  • Foster a collegial work environment that encourages excellent customer service, professionalism and reliability for all callers and visitors.
  • Engage in continual assessment of current services and evolving user needs and adapt service appropriately.
  • Provide occasional coverage for campus switchboard, answering calls promptly and courteously while providing routine non-interpretative information on request.
  • Assist with vehicle maintenance tasks in cooperation with campus Fleet Manager.

All applications must include a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of five professional references. Background check will be required before an appointment is made.

Please submit materials via email to Ms. Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources. Please type Office Services Mail Clerk in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Accounting and Business Faculty

Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia invites applications for a full-time, faculty position in Accounting and Business beginning in the fall semester 2014. The person holding this position will serve as a member of the College’s Division of Business and Entrepreneurship. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a Certified Public Accountant.
  • Hold a graduate degree and/or possess significant, demonstrable professional experience in the business world.
  • Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level.
  • Be committed to mentoring and nurturing students, including serving as an academic advisor.

Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Successfully teaching a wide variety of accounting courses (at both the introductory and advanced levels) including governmental and non-profit accounting. 
  • Successfully teaching courses in the common core business curriculum, such as Business Ethics.
  • Successfully mentoring and advising students.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, both within the division and across campus.
  • Providing service to the department, division, discipline, College and community. 
  • Engaging in ongoing professional development.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Engaging in ongoing assessment activities.
  • Community outreach and the development of relationships with members of the local and regional community.
  • Acting in a professional and collegial manner (this includes: maintaining an ongoing presence on campus, maintaining confidentiality as required, holding daily office hours, participating in recruitment and retention efforts, and being accessible to students and colleagues).

All candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of successful college-level teaching, including strong professor-student relationships, commitment to student development, and creative pedagogical practice. All applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of four professional references. Original transcripts and background check will be required before an appointment is made.

Please submit materials electronically via email to Ms. Sharon White, Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs, Davis & Elkins College. Please type Accounting in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Instructors

Part-time instructors are needed for the following courses at Davis & Elkins College for the fall 2014 semester:

  • 107A Introduction to Public Speaking (3 semester hours): The course is designed both to build student skills in giving individual speech presentations and to acquaint students with core communication principles for public oral communication. The course takes students through the process of designing and delivering appropriate speeches, from selecting a topic to analyzing an audience, understanding situational constraints, organizing ideas properly, substantiating ideas with research, delivering the speech, and reflecting after the speech on its effectiveness.
  • 111 Small Group Communication Dynamics (3 semester hours): The course provides an opportunity for students to develop competency communicating in small groups. Students will learn how to select a group, develop roles within a group, manage group tension, build group cohesion, maintain group task orientation, and solve complex problems effectively in a small group.
  • FND 111 or 112 - Foundational Mathematics (3 semester hours)
  • Geography 204 - World Geography (3 semester hours): A systemic description of the Earth’s surface; study of the relation of geographical environment upon the development of human culture.
  • GES 105 - First-Year Seminar (3 semester hours): An introduction to American customs, traditions and social norms/etiquette, employing aspects of ESL (this course is reserved for international students).
  • 103 United States History I (3 semester hours): An interpretative study of the cultural, diplomatic, political and social history of the colonial, federal and Civil War eras, with emphasis on significant ideas and personalities.
  • 104 United States History II (3 semester hours): A sequel to History 103, with emphasis on problems of industrialization, urbanization, and of the United States as a world power in the Twentieth Century.
  • 105 History of Civilization I (3 semester hours): A study of civilization from the time of its literary beginnings to the Renaissance. Emphasis is given to ideas, events and personalities significant in the development of Western Civilization. Some consideration is directed to non-Western cultures.
  • 106 History of Civilization II (3 semester hours): A sequel to History 105, covering the period from the Renaissance and Reformation to the present era.
  • History 3XX - History of the U.S. Healthcare System and Healthcare Reform (3 semester hours): This course explores the history and development of the American healthcare system and American ideas about medicine and health. The course also explores recent developments in the field of American healthcare such as HMOs and the Affordable Care Act. The candidate will both design and teach this course in an online environment (candidate will be compensated for both course design and teaching).
  • Language 102 - English as a Second Language (3 semester hours): A course to prepare students for whom English is not the primary language to understand and write English, as well as to express themselves orally in the language, at the level of competence required to engage successfully in course work at the College. Language 102 may be repeated for credit. Semester hours are in addition to the 124 semester hours required for graduation.
  • 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 semester hours): An introduction to the fundamental theories, concepts and practices of contemporary psychology. The course focuses on insights from the major fields of psychology such as clinical, developmental, personality, social, biological and cognitive psychology. 
  • 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 semester hours): The course is designed to help students better understand the world in which they live by introducing students to the sociological analysis of social structures. Emphasis is placed on the relationships between the various social institutions within contemporary American society and how they change over time.
  • 103 Social Problems (3 semester hours): The course examines contemporary American social problems. Special attention is given to exploring the various explanations for these problems and to discussing and searching for possible solutions.

Interested candidates should email an expression of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of at least two professional references to Ms. Sharon White, Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs. Please type Part-Time in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. A background check will be required before an appointment is made.

 

Davis & Elkins (D&E) is a vibrant, private, four-year, comprehensive college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The College’s mission is to prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement with the world. Drawing students nationally and internationally as a “College of Distinction”, Davis & Elkins also serves many first-generation students from the Appalachian region.

Elkins is a culturally-rich mountain town of 8,000, located in the heart of West Virginia's finest outdoor recreation area. The College is within two to four hours of several major metropolitan areas (Charleston, WV; Pittsburgh, PA; and Washington, D.C.).

Davis & Elkins College reserves the right to modify all job postings and job descriptions.

Davis & Elkins College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

For More Information Contact:

Jane Corey
Director of Human Resources
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241
Email: coreym