Job Postings

Current Job Openings Include:

 

Admission Counselor

The Office of Admission at Davis & Elkins College has an immediate opening for an admission counselor. Minimum education requirements for this position is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.

The position requires the following:

  • Extensive travel – this position requires 70 percent yearly travel to a designated territory
  • Ability to communicate with prospective college students and their families
  • Ability to manage time wisely to meet enrollment goals
  • Work as a team member
  • Work a non-traditional workweek

Interested applicants should submit the following to the director of admission at shiflettm@dewv.edu:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Candidates will be interviewed based on meeting skills for the position.

 

Assistant Dean of Students

Professional staff appointment 

Exempt

The assistant dean of students will enhance the learning environment through student involvement in co-curricular and extra-curricular programming, assessment and program review, and leadership development. The assistant dean of students must be an energetic, innovative, student-centered leader who will develop, implement and maintain programs that support students in their academic pursuits, campus life and civic and social responsibilities. The assistant dean of students will engage directly with students and provide strategic supervision, leadership and programmatic, budget and operational oversight for the following areas: Student Activities, Residence Life, Student Critical Incidents, Student Affairs Administration and Student Leadership Initiatives. 

The assistant dean of students is a member of the leadership team in student affairs and will assist the vice president for student affairs/dean of students in shaping the future of the Davis & Elkins College student experience by implementing initiatives outlined in the goals and objectives of the Davis & Elkins College Strategic Plan.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Residence Life: Responsible for managing and promoting a comprehensive residence life program. Coordinate and sustain a residence hall activity program focusing on student leadership and involvement, faculty involvement, service learning and outdoor programming. Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate the Residence Life staff (resident directors and resident assistants). Work collaboratively with the Student Life staff, faculty and students to design and implement strategies that better integrate academic programming to enhance the campus culture and educational outcomes of students. Perform regular walk-a-rounds and inspections of housing facilities. Work with the Physical Plant to coordinate and direct maintenance and custodial requirements.
  • Student Activities: Plan, implement and evaluate co-curricular student activities, which provide a welcoming, fun campus environment and which support student recruitment, retention and the successful achievement of academic and career goals. Oversee and assist in developing activities, events and programs designed for the social, cultural and instructional development of students.
  • Student Critical Incidents: Responsible for serving as a point person on diverse incidents involving student behaviors and issues of concern. Lead and coordinate the office-wide, on-call response system, in collaboration with the College's Office of Public Safety. Serve on and provide guidance for the campus-wide Care Team.
  • Student Affairs Administration: Works with the vice president/dean on development and implementation of policies, processes and procedures relevant to student life and administration of the Student Life area. Also guides publication and distribution of Volume VI, Student Life Policies, of the Davis & Elkins College Policy Manual and other appropriate policy documents. Function as a daily resource, problem solver, as well as an information and resource broker to the general Davis & Elkins College population. Coordinate/participate in staff meetings, assessment efforts, retention activities and serve on other key College-wide committees. Work with the Student Life staff to provide quality customer-oriented services within the unit culture and philosophy (rooted in assessment and best practices). Responsible for other administrative projects as assigned by the vice president for student affairs/dean of students.  
  • Student Leadership Initiatives: Works with the vice president of student affairs/dean of students and director of career services & student employment to guide and facilitate leadership initiatives.
  • Other Duties as Assigned: By the vice president of students affairs/dean of students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in higher education, business, counseling, communication or related field. Minimum four years of experience in college/university owned housing. Demonstrated experience in direct supervision of staff. Demonstration of progressive 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 and processing of student conduct/conflict resolution including mediation, and providing effective guidance to other professional and support staff. Understanding of student development and residential education initiatives. Excellent oral and written communication abilities and 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 Licensures: Driver’s license required.        

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 "Assistant Dean of Students" 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.

 

Night Auditor (part-time)

A part-time night auditor position is available at Graceland and Robert C. Byrd Center.

Duties include:

  • Perform the daily audit and review the audit for errors.
  • Assist in preparing weekly invoices.
  • Take reservations, check guests in and out and assist guests with questions/problems.
  • Maintain front desk and surrounding area, assist the restaurant and housekeeping staff and report all needed repairs to the maintenance department.
  • Properly secure all buildings and other duties as necessary.

Computer skills required and previous experience preferred.

Those interested should forward their resume to Jane Corey at coreym@dewv.edu.

 

Residence Director

Job Summary: Residence directors are responsible for providing overall management and leadership in residential buildings this includes supervising and supporting residence assistants, community development, hall programming, crisis management, student discipline and building management.

Duties:

  • Maintain a customer oriented approach to residence life services consistent with the culture and philosophy of the Office of Student Life
  • Implement a comprehensive residence life program
  • Collaborate with residence life coordinator to manage building access and the opening and closing of the residence halls
  • Report all incidents that occur in their building(s)
  • Report and seek to resolve all housing facility issues
  • Conduct regular building walk-throughs and monitor for health and safety concerns
  • Report and document damage assessment
  • Communicate regularly with housekeeping, physical plant and the Office of Public Safety to assure residential facilities are maintained at optimum levels
  • Prepare and manage all housing related student correspondence
  • Provide insight, based on research and site preparation, on the future of housing facilities
  • Coordinate and supervise residence hall activity programs that support student leadership, engagement, service learning, outdoor activities, academic endeavors and community building
  • Recruit, supervise, train and evaluate residence life staff (resident directors and resident assistants)
  • Provide leadership in preventing, responding to and managing residential crisis situations
  • Offer a student conflict resolution program
  • Serve as an information resource and problem solve for residence life
  • Review, evaluate and propose policy and procedure modifications on an ongoing basis
  • Prepare, analyze and track budget for residence life
  • Participates in Student Life meetings and other College-wide committees as directed by the Vice President for Student Life

Prerequisites/Education: Bachelor’s degree in student affairs, business, counseling, communication or related field

Skills: Leadership and management; documentation, confidentiality, collaboration; managing and responding to crisis situations, guiding students and support staff, knowledge of student development; experience or knowledge of residential educational best practices; strong oral and written communication; knowledge of housing accommodations; pass a background check

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, 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/or Licensure: Driver’s license required. 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Interested applicants should submit a resume to the vice president for student affairs at goddards@dewv.edu.

 

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, Communication

Davis & Elkins seeks applicants who are interested in helping to grow an emerging communication minor within a small liberal arts college. This is a full-time faculty position. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications.

The faculty member’s primary responsibility will be teaching communication courses in the general education core. Additional responsibilities include teaching courses in the communication minor, advising students, serving on College committees and pursuing continuing professional development. Opportunities exist to develop courses within the successful candidate’s area of specialty. Ability to work with an on campus speech and debate club is a plus.

The minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in communication or a related field and experience teaching at the college level. Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. in communication with experience in college-level teaching and advising.

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 June 15, 2018.

 

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, Psychology and Human Services (adjunct position)

Davis & Elkins College is seeking a part-time adjunct instructor to teach the following psychology class:

  • PSYC 200: Lifespan Development: An introduction to human psychological development as it occurs across the entire life span, from prenatal development to aging and death. Students are introduced to major developmental theories, concepts, and techniques.
  • One section of PSYC 200 will be offered in the spring 2018 semester: M 6:00-8:30pm.

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in psychology 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 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. Lifespan Development) in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

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