Job Postings

Current Job Openings Include:

 

Chef de Cuisine

Job Summary: Management position, responsible for developing and executing culinary solutions to meet the needs and tastes of the campus community (and Elkins community). Assists the director of Dining Services in managing the culinary operations to meet production, presentation and service standards in Benedum Dining Room, Cadillac Daddy Café, The Caboose Café and catering. Applies culinary techniques to food preparation and manages the final presentation and service of food.

Duties:

  • Leadership: Ensure proper culinary standards and techniques are in place for preparation of food items, including production, presentation and service standards. Manage culinary team to ensure quality in final presentation of food. Train and manage culinary and kitchen employees to use best practice food production techniques. Coach employees by creating a shared understanding about what needs to be achieved and how it is to be achieved. Reward and recognize employees. Plan and execute team meetings and daily huddles. Complete and maintain staff records including training records, shift opening/closing checklists and performance data. Multi-tasking as well as ability to simplify the agenda for the team is a must.
  • Relationships: Develop and maintain effective student/client and customer rapport for a mutually beneficial business relationship. Aggregate and communicate national/regional culinary and ingredient trends. Meet with students/faculty/staff and guests with dietary restrictions and guide them through making sound menu selections based upon their dietary needs.
  • Financial Performance: Responsible for delivering food and labor targets. Understands performance metrics, data, order and inventory trends; consistent focus on margin improvement.
  • Productivity: Ensure efficient execution and delivery of all food, in line with the daily menu. Maintain integrity of the standards set forth under Davis & Elkins College Dining Services; responsible for maintaining food quality of items at all times. Full compliance with operational fundamentals: managing waste, standard menus, recipes and ingredients through managing customer driven menus and labor standards. Understand end to end supply chain and procurement process and systems, ensure only authorized suppliers are used.  Ensure accuracy of estimated food consumption for appropriate requisitions and/or food purchase. Ensure proper equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Compliance: Comply with all applicable policies, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to safety, health, wage and hour.

Prerequisites/Education:

  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in kitchen management, inventory /ordering, plate cost analysis and menu development, preferably in college/university setting.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of hands-on, fast-paced culinary experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Must hold current ServSafe certification.
  • Experience managing multiple food outlets at one location.
  • Willingness to work on evenings, weekends and holidays as required, and to maintain a flexible schedule.
  • Driver’s license required.

Physical Demands:

  • Exert up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally.
  • Requires walking or standing up to eight hours per day.
  • Other physical requirements of the job include manual dexterity and the ability to see, hear, reach, climb and balance.

Working Conditions:

  • Commercial kitchen and includes exposure to temperature extremes.
  • Work hazards include exposure to chemicals, wet floors, dangerous equipment (fryers, stoves, ovens, knives, slicers, etc.), hot oil, steam and water.

FLSA Status: Exempt

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.

Please submit materials electronically via email to Jane Corey, director of human resources. Please type "Chef de Cuisine" in the subject line.

 

Coordinator of Catering & Event Services

Job Summary: This full-time position supports Dining Services of Davis & Elkins College by: soliciting new event and hospitality sales and maintaining existing client base; managing all conference and event operations; creating partnerships and processes between internal departments to ensure the success of internal and external events; managing campus scheduling software and maintaining procedures; performing administrative functions; overseeing the catering operation, this includes managing the inventories of catering equipment, small-wares and alcohol. Coordinating, overseeing and directing all internal and external event/conference business before and after booking, as well as through the completion of the event or function, while maintaining profitable operations and high-quality products and service levels.

Duties:

  • Supervise the planning of and execution of all catered events. Individual specific attention towards planning presidential events and special events.
  • Supervise the ordering, invoicing, reporting, analyzing and forecasting to Catering budget.
  • Supervise the scheduling, payroll, hiring and training of all Catering staff (including student employees).
  • Manage the vendor relationships for all services contracted to order to include but not limited to food, beverage, party rentals, linens, decorations, flowers, food service equipment, staffing and vehicle maintenance.
  • Continuous education of event planning and event management to effectively lead innovation and sustainability in the most fiscally responsible manner.
  • Expertise provided to the campus community with regards to College standards, guidelines and policies to include but are not limited to event sponsorship, venue bookings, sustainable events, alcohol policy, meal allowances, vehicle/cart safety and food safety.
  • Direct staff and provide leadership to achieve goals and vision of the organization and the day-to-day operations. Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, personal development for direct reports and accountable for the performance of employees.
  • Provide strategic leadership for the creation, development and execution of events.
  • Build effective and focused event planning teams; create strong morale and team spirit.
  • Oversee the management of event teams and/or production consultants to produce quality, multi-faceted events and productions.
  • Delegate both routine and important tasks and decisions, while assuming final responsibility for event logistics, through effective team management.
  • Interact with senior management across the institution in support of event planning goals for a department, office or VP area.
  • Analyze successes and failures and implement improvements; marshal resources to accomplish goals.
  • Oversee the scope and difficulty of tasks, projects and events; help team break down work into process steps. Identify opportunities for synergy and integration.
  • Develop on-going relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Ability to communicate and work well with diverse groups of people and different personality types.
  • Requires solid communication, both verbal and written. Specifically, the ability to execute facility use agreements, event worksheets, insurance documentation, etc.
  • Most tasks are performed in a team environment, with the employee acting as the team leader.
  • Extensive knowledge of food and beverage products, proper preparation and presentation of food and beverage items.
  • Knowledge and experience around food allergies.
  • Extensive knowledge of meeting room capacities, banquet set-ups, audio visual and any other pertinent details as they relate to room/space set up.
  • Knowledge of competitive conference and social events market.
  • Excellent interpersonal and sales related skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Understanding of food cost and pricing for food related items.
  • Tolerates work related stress effectively and maintains self-control/professionalism.

Prerequisites/Education/Physical Demands:

  • Weekly schedule needs to be flexible related to client appointments and events. Fall/spring hours are more demanding and require more flexibility around the scheduled events. Evening and weekend work is essential for success. Availability during peak operating times, i.e. weekends, holidays and special events as needed.
  • Minimum of a four-year college degree in hospitality, event planning, culinary or hotel management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three to five years experience in a hospitability/sales/catering position as a manger/director or higher.
  • Previous experience in wedding bookings and execution.
  • Knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office for Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet navigation, as well as online booking platforms.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally.
  • Requires excessive walking/standing.
  • Other physical requirements of the job include manual dexterity and the ability to see, hear, reach, climb and balance.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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.

Please submit materials electronically via email to Jane Corey, director of human resources. Please type "Coordinator of Catering & Event Services" in the subject line.

 

Dining Services Staff

Several part-time Kitchen and Dining Room positions are available in Dining Services.

Job summaries:

  • Dishwashers: Thorough cleaning of all pots, pans, kitchen equipment and floors. Ensure that sanitation and safety meets or exceeds specifications of Randolph County Health Department.
  • Servers: Serve and interact with guests in friendly manner; set-up and clean-up in accordance with D&E standards.
  • Cooks: Prepare items in accordance with HACCP regulations. Store and date all food properly. Clean and organize all equipment and storage areas in kitchen.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Prior experience preferred. Must pass drug screen and background check.

Those interested must fill out an application in the D&E Human Resources Office, Liberal Arts Hall, Room 203.

 

Director, Nursing Baccalaureate Programs

Davis & Elkins College seeks a director for its baccalaureate programs in nursing. The director will lead the existing online RN-BSN program and help create an in-person BSN program which, pending regulatory approval, will welcome its first students in the Fall of 2019.

The position requires a license (or the ability to be licensed) as a registered professional nurse in West Virginia, a minimum of three years of teaching and leadership experience within a higher education nursing program and knowledge of and experience with online nursing education.  Candidates must possess a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing and a doctoral degree by the time of appointment. Rank is open.

The successful candidate will: coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of the baccalaureate degree programs in nursing; provide leadership to faculty, staff and students in the baccalaureate programs; manage the baccalaureate programs with attention to cooperative working relationships both across campus and in the community; evaluate, supervise and coordinate the baccalaureate programs in nursing with regard to budget, personnel and curriculum; conduct continual reevaluation of the curriculum in accordance with national and state accrediting agencies; represent Davis & Elkins College at appropriate professional meetings; determine teaching assignments for faculty within the baccalaureate programs; coordinate official baccalaureate activities between the Davis & Elkins College baccalaureate nursing programs and state, regional and national agencies and organizations; exercise general supervision over the associate program in nursing and assume any other appropriate duties and responsibilities assigned by the vice president for academic affairs.

Applicants should submit a CV, letter of application and the names and contact information for three professional references to Donna McCauley via email. Applications will be considered upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Davis & Elkins College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Faculty, English Dual Enrollment Program (adjunct position)

Davis & Elkins College is seeking part-time adjunct instructors to teach ENGL 101 (College Writing I) on campus to degree-seeking students and at Elkins High School, as part of our Dual Enrollment Program.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in English, writing or a related field or a master’s degree with professional experience directly related to the course and instruction that spans 5-7 years, and encompasses a broad range of positions with increasing levels of responsibility.

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

Please submit materials electronically via email to Donna McCauley, Office of Academic Affairs, Davis & Elkins College. Please type the name of the position (e.g. ENGL 101 adjunct) in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

 

Faculty, Biology, Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies (multiple adjunct positions)

Davis & Elkins College is seeking part-time adjunct instructors to teach the following biology, environmental science and sustainability studies classes:

  • BIOL 100 Basic Biology (fall semester 2018): A survey of basic biological principles including a scientific study of life, its cellular basis and energetics; the origin of cellular life; reproduction and the molecular basis of heredity; and ecology. This course is designed for non-majors, and credit earned cannot be applied towards a major in Biology. Lecture and laboratory.
  • ENVS 100 The Human Environment (spring semester 2019): Basic human ecology; ecosystems; food and population; pollution; energy and material needs; economic and political aspects of environmental problems. This course is designed for non-majors, and credit earned cannot be applied towards a major in environmental science. Lecture and laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in biology, environmental science, sustainability or related field or a master’s degree with professional experience directly related to the course.

All candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of successful college-level teaching.

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

Please submit materials electronically via email to Donna McCauley, Office of Academic Affairs, Davis & Elkins College. Please write the name of the position (e.g. Basic Biology) in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

 

Faculty, Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing

Davis & Elkins College, a private college in the liberal arts tradition, invites nominations and applications for the position of assistant/associate professor of marketing in the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship for the fall 2018 semester. This candidate should have the minimum qualifications to hold an assistant professor designation within the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship. An affiliate of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and covenant partner with the Presbytery of West Virginia, the College is located in Elkins, W.Va.

This person will join a department of full-time faculty members dedicated to excellence in teaching and student advising, and a commitment to upholding IACBE accreditation standards. Majors include accounting, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, marketing and outdoor recreation management. The Division also offers minors in accounting, business, hospitality and tourism management and railway heritage tourism.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

We seek applicants with a strong interest in teaching and advising, who will be able to teach a 4/4 course load in a variety of introductory and upper level marketing courses. Courses might include consumer behavior, marketing management, digital and social media marketing, business to business marketing, and other select marketing courses. Advising and mentoring students is also required. This person must also accept service responsibilities to Davis & Elkins College through committee membership and outreach to the local community.

Minimum Qualifications 

Applicants must hold either a master's degree in marketing or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field of business plus a history of successful teaching of marketing at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications 

It is preferred that the candidate for this position will have professional and academic experience and possess a Ph.D. or DBA in Marketing from an accredited college or university. Experience in teaching courses in an additional field within business is also preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching evaluations and experience and contact information for at least three academic and professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by May 2, 2018. Expected start date is August 15, 2018.

Nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted to Ms. Donna McCauley via email.

 

Faculty, Theatre

Davis & Elkins seeks applicants who are interested in helping to grow a theater arts program within a liberal arts college in a region with a vibrant arts community. This is a full time faculty position. The initial contract will be for one year with renewal possible. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications.

The faculty member will teach introductory and advanced courses in theater, advise students, serve on College committees and pursue continuing professional development. Opportunities exist to develop courses within the successful candidate’s area of specialty. Ability to direct shows, supervise work study students and recruit for the program are strongly preferred. Candidates who are interested in developing curriculum in acting/directing in film are also encouraged to apply.

The minimum qualifications are a bachelor’s degree in theater with professional experience. Preferred qualifications are an MFA or Ph.D. in theater with experience and ability in teaching, advising, directing and recruiting of students.

Please submit a CV, cover letter and the contact information for a minimum of three references to Donna McCauley via email. Applications will be considered immediately upon receipt. The deadline for all applications is May 1, 2018.

 

 

Davis & Elkins (D&E) is a vibrant, private, four-year, comprehensive college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 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, W.Va.; 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