Job Postings

Current Job Openings Include:

 

Administrative Assistant and Certification Analyst

Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia invites applications for the full-time position of Administrative Assistant and Certification Analyst in the Department of Education which is responsible for preparing elementary, middle and high school teachers. The position will begin as a part-time position during an initial training period and switch to full-time July 1, 2014.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a bachelor’s or associate degree in education, business or related field.
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Be able to work collaboratively and effectively with others (including students, faculty, and staff).
  • Possess strong skills in the utilization and application of technology.

Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Working with and supporting Department of Education faculty. This includes assisting in the planning and implementation of events, meetings, department schedules and faculty travel as well as maintaining the department budget.
  • Working with and supporting education students. This includes maintaining files on all education majors and monitoring their progress toward degree completion as well communicating with and supporting students regarding various tests and other requirements.
  • Maintaining ongoing and effective communications with local, state and federal education entities.
  • Assisting in the completion of state and federal reports.
  • Assisting in accreditation and state approval work. This includes maintaining CAEP documentation and files and uploading periodic reports.
  • Maintaining departmental data and data management systems.
  • Engaging in ongoing professional development.

All applications must include a letter of interest, resume 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. Please write Education in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Catering Services Staff

JOB SUMMARIES:   

  • Utility Person/Dishwasher: Move tables, chairs and equipment. Thorough cleaning of all pots, pans, kitchen equipment and floors. Follow diagrams to complete setups for events. Ensure that sanitation and safety meets specifications of County Health Department.
  • Servers: Serve and interact with guests in friendly manner. Set-up and clean-up including washing dishes and mopping floors. Move tables, chairs and equipment. Ensure guest satisfaction of food and beverages.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Valid WV Driver’s License. Ability to lift 50 pounds/ability to walk 100% of shift. Prior experience preferred.

Those interested may send resume and cover letter to Jane Corey via email or fill out an application in the Human Resources Office, Liberal Arts Hall, room 203, no later than Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

 

Director of Physical Plant

JOB SUMMARY

This position involves planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling all Physical Plant functions. Responsible for all physical facilities, physical plant budget, supervision of physical plant personnel, supervision of new construction and remodeling of facilities, and systematic inspection, planning and accomplishing repairs to facilities, equipment and grounds.

  • Manages the overall operations of the Physical Plant department.
  • Repairs and maintains all facilities, buildings and grounds.
  • Evaluate and ensure the efficient operation of the department, controlling operational expenses at a minimum level which is consistent with sound maintenance practices and within the annual maintenance budget.
  • Provide administrative and technical direction and supervision to department staff in completing work assignments.
  • Supervise the negotiation and bids for construction and renovation contracts and administration of the contracts.
  • In consultation with the Human Resources Director make recommendations concerning the hiring, promotion and termination of plant staff.
  • Advise, discuss and inform College administration on physical plant matters and problem areas.
  • Insure proper upkeep of facilities to include heating, ventilation, lighting, sanitation, general appearance of buildings and grounds, snow removal and emergency situations affecting the campus.
  • Review present Preventative Maintenance programs and update as needed.
  • Supervise in-house remodeling and renovation projects of facilities.
  • Coordinate the administration of service contracts for maintenance, repair, inspection services and other services affecting facilities, equipment and furnishings.
  • Coordinate purchase of necessary supplies, equipment and services from appropriate vendors and maintain proper inventory.
  • Supervise outside contractors and their employees hired for specific work.
  • Maintain liaison with architects, engineers, contractors/subcontractors engaged in renovations, new construction and special projects. Act as principal point of contact in such efforts to insure the interests of the College are protected.
  • Maintain the repository for all plant drawings and blueprints. Maintain central key control for the entire physical plant. Update floor plans to show physical changes.
  • Maintain sufficient records, files, controls and procedures to insure management and work production.
  • Develop training sessions for employees who need them.
  • Operate and maintain the College energy management system.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control all aspects of physical plant activities.
  • Basic knowledge of office administration and management, reporting, budgeting and control, and business operations. Knowledge of terms, nature of related trades, blueprints, buildings, grounds, construction, repair, maintenance, purchasing, inventory control, fire, safety management, IBC codes, OSHA codes, and related matters in higher education.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Willingness to seek training.
  • Willingness to be accessible and available at the College in time and presence to insure proper management and operation of the physical plant.
  • Computer literacy and a working knowledge with architectural plans and specifications are essential.

QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of five years of supervisory/management experience at a similar institution or facility is required. A four year degree in Engineering or Facilities Management is preferred.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

This position is on 24 hour emergency call.

Send letter of interest, resume and professional references to Davis & Elkins College, Attn: Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241 or email by April 17, 2014.

 

Head Coach, Women's Lacrosse

Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia invites applications for the full-time position of founding Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. This new program will operate as a club team during the 2014-15 academic year with the intention of working towards NCAA Division II recognition for the 2015-16 season.

The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach reports to the Athletic Director, coordinating and overseeing all coaching responsibilities for the intercollegiate women’s lacrosse program operating under NCAA Division II operating bylaws and regulations. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, directing and coordinating all aspects of recruiting; training for athletic competition; and planning and fiscal management of all program activities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (minimally).
  • Have 3 to 5 years coaching experience (preferably at the collegiate level).
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of athletic recruiting methods, techniques, rules and regulations.
  • Be able to prepare and manage a budget.
  • Be demonstrably committed to the success of student athletes, both on the field and in the classroom.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing, preparing and conducting both individual and team practices; overseeing training and competition.
  • Recruiting student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations through scouting, attending games and tournaments, and home visits.
  • Directing and coordinating all dimensions of the women’s lacrosse program.
  • Representing the women’s lacrosse program to both internal and external constituencies.
  • Performing additional duties as assigned/negotiated.

All applications must include a letter of interest, resume 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 Ronnie Palmer, Athletic Director, Davis & Elkins College. Please write Women’s Lacrosse in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

D&E currently sponsors fourteen intercollegiate varsity sports (7 men’s and 7 women’s). D&E is a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

 

Biology and Environmental Science Faculty

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

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in biological or environmental science.
  • Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level.
  • Be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues, both within the division and across campus.
  • Be committed to mentoring and nurturing students.
  • Be prepared to teach a wide variety of biology and environmental science courses for both majors and non-majors.
  • Possess demonstrable experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Possess a background in botany.

Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Teaching a wide range of courses in biology and environmental science.
  • Mentoring and advising students.
  • 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. Please write Biology in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Political Science Faculty

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

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in political science.
  • Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level.
  • Be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues, both within the division and across campus.
  • Be committed to mentoring and nurturing students.

Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Teaching a wide range of courses in political science.
  • Mentoring and advising students.
  • Providing oversight and coordination of curriculum, scheduling and assessment for the Political Science program.
  • Providing service to the department, division, discipline, College and community. 
  • Engaging in ongoing professional development.
  • 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. Please write Political Science in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Psychology Faculty

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

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in psychology or related field; ABD will be considered.
  • Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level.
  • Have interest in building an interdisciplinary research component to complement the program’s existing applied focus.
  • Be prepared to teach a wide variety of psychology courses for both majors and non-majors, including courses in Research Methods, Statistics and Introductory Psychology.
  • Be committed to mentoring students, especially in completing undergraduate theses.
  • Highly desirable: Have background in cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, neuropsychology or addictions.
  • Be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues, both within the division and across campus.

Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Teaching a wide range of courses in psychology.
  • Mentoring and advising students.
  • 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 regular 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, statement of teaching philosophy, 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. Please write Psychology 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:

  • English 101A — College Writing I (3 credit hours): An inquiry-based writing course in which students learn the “basics” of written expression. Includes instruction and practice in reading critically, thinking logically, responding to texts, developing fundamental research skills and drafting essays through systematic revision. Students produce a writing portfolio and establish a relationship with the College Writing Center. ENGL 101A is a first-year requirement.
  • Geography 204 — World Geography (3 credit hours): A systemic description of the Earth’s surface; study of the relation of geographical environment upon the development of human culture.

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 write 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