Job Postings

Current Job Openings Include:

 

Archaeologist/Anthropologist

An archaeologist/anthropologist is needed to identify tribal affiliation and to document and photograph Native American artifacts in The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College. This is a temporary position with expected time frame for the work to be completed over 6 to 8 weeks. Starting date is January 9, 2017.

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. Please type “Archaeologist” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

Associate Director of Development

The associate director of development will work with the director of development, the College president and other members of the development office staff to identify, cultivate and solicit major donor prospects for membership in the Davis & Elkins College 1904 Society which recognizes donors who support the College at a level of $1,000+ each year and for membership in the Davis & Elkins College Heritage Society which recognizes donors who have included the College in their estate plans. The associate director will provide support for the current Secure the Future campaign, and beyond, and will be responsible for personal solicitations with a portfolio of assigned major donors/prospects.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Identification, cultivation and face-to-face solicitation of assigned major gift prospects.
  • Manage the database information relating to assigned major gift prospects including tracking members of the societies and identifying prospects within Raiser’s Edge. Coordinate with the website administrator to ensure up-to-date Giving Societies lists on the College’s development website pages.
  • Coordinate the production of written materials relating to the solicitation and acquisition of major donors.
  • Provide reports as requested relating to identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of members and/or assigned major donors.
  • Plan and coordinate any events, on-campus or off, relating to major donors and the Societies.
  • Manage stewardship of assigned prospects and the members of the Societies.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of all development department activities and events.
  • Be an active member of the campus community by attending events and serving on committees as opportunities present themselves.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must have excellent managerial, communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and a team player.
  • Must be able to maintain the confidentiality of all information relating to the College’s constituents.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of computers and software programs. Significant knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is preferred.
  • Must be able to travel overnight and work occasional evenings and weekends.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, communications or a related field.
  • A history of successful fundraising experience.
  • The ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

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. Please type “Associate Director of Giving Societies” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

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.

 

Security Officer

A security officer position is available at Davis & Elkins College. This position serves to provide safety and security coverage to the campus community. This person secures campus buildings and facilities; makes rounds and responds to calls; directs traffic during events; provides escort service for students and employees; and conducts preliminary investigations of crimes and violations of conduct. The position will be under the supervision of the director of campus safety and security.

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, able to clear a background check, and have a high school diploma. An associate’s or bachelor’s degree is preferred. Required skills include: ability to type using Windows-based computer applications; ability to work independently; ability to communicate well with the student population; ability to work with confidential information; ability to perform security operations which include walking hills and stairs, utilizing key system and lifting moderate weight (approximately 40 pounds).

Those interested should forward their cover letter and resume to Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241 or via email.

 

Systems Integrator

Job Summary: Bring together a wide array of hardware, software and human resources to accomplish the goal of creating integrated functioning systems that meet campus needs. This is a hybrid role: knowledge of business change, project processes and customer service are as important as technical expertise.

Business Change and Project Duties:

  • Participate in and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with management, Information Services staff and customers.
  • Design, develop, test and integrate new products to fill gaps in existing service catalog.
  • Follow intake procedures for scoring and prioritizing project requests.
  • Define and document customer expectations and requirements with ad hoc project teams, customer consultations, data collection and analysis and other outreach activities.
  • Collaborate with Information Services staff to analyze the customers’ IT requirements to determine the best products, configurations and architectures to satisfy the requirements.
  • Make recommendations to CIO to build or buy necessary systems.
  • Assist CIO with production and review of RFPs or other vendor/contractual documents.
  • Assist customers in understanding pilot projects and system rollout procedures.
  • Communicate system problems and issues to key stakeholders, including management and customers.
  • Attend and perform cross training with other IS staff in an effort to increase the knowledge and efficiency of both the employee and other staff members.

Customer Service Duties:

  • Support, manage, organize, and analyze integration processes to ensure service level agreements are maintained.
  • Proactively monitor campus technology for issues that could cause customer and system downtime.
  • Deliver training to faculty, staff and students.
  • Promote and deliver professional services to campus customers.
  • Provide timely technical assistance and consultation services.
  • Coordinate and perform customer satisfaction assessments for modified and new systems.
  • Assist with Help Desk requests as assigned, including following service level guidelines for addressing and resolving issues.

Technical Duties:

  • Enforce campus standards, including, but not limited to, naming conventions, security policies, development standards and project methodologies.
  • Creating systems may include designing, developing, deploying and supporting a customized architecture or application, integrating it with new or existing hardware, packaged and/or custom software, and network and telephone communications infrastructure.
  • Determine how existing applications, legacy systems, databases, cloud services, service providers, web interfaces and/or hardware can work together to meet new and emerging enterprise requirements.
  • Ensure high levels of availability and security of the core campus applications.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of system monitoring, tuning, maintenance and support of all campus systems.
  • Conduct research on hardware, software, and protocols in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • As a team with Information Service staff, anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on all core systems.
  • As part of system efficiency analysis and maintenance, perform substantial amount of diagnostic and troubleshooting work.

Prerequisites/Education: BA/BS with 2-4 years of experience in customer support and hands-on system integration in an IT environment.

Skills:

  • Applicant must be reliable with high attendance and excellent time management skills.
  • Creative, holistic approach to problem solving.
  • Able to lead and manage cross-matrix teams; also able to be an effective team member in a non-leadership role.
  • Ability to learn quickly, from others, formal classes or through self-directed learning.
  • Display autonomy, initiative, sound judgment, originality and ingenuity.
  • Proven project leadership and planning skills, as well as organizational and logistical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to diagnose and problem-solve complex issues under tight time deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.

Core Systems:

  • Dell Servers and Workstations with Windows 7 and Windows 10
  • Network Security: FortiNet and FortiGate Products
  • Switches: Alcatel products installed January 2014 for all closets, wireless devices and core switches.
  • Network Management: OmniVista 2500
  • Servers: Microsoft Server 2012 & 2012 R2 with Hyper-V and server cluster.
  • Services: Active Directory with Group Policy, Microsoft Office 365, PaperCut print management.
  • Databases: ellucian Colleague, Raiser’s Edge.
  • Security systems: various systems for video, door access, etc.
  • Telecom: IP Telephony.

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 via email.

 

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Davis & Elkins College, a private college in the liberal arts tradition, is recognized nationally for the Highlands Scholar Program as well as its first-year and senior capstone experiences. Davis & Elkins College invites nominations and applications for the position of vice president of academic affairs. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D. preferred)
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence
  • Administrative experience in higher education
  • Excellent communication skills with faculty, students, alumni and staff
  • Familiarity with emerging pedagogies and academic technologies
  • Knowledge of and experience with higher education accreditation and assessment
  • Proven record of academic leadership (i.e. Department Chair level or higher)
  • An understanding and appreciation of a small college setting in the liberal arts tradition
  • A record of consistent and continuing professional development
  • Recognition of, and commitment to, shared governance, including collegial and collaborative interaction with faculty and the greater campus community
  • Ability to work with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds within the college
  • Strong personal and professional ethics, honesty and integrity

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the president, the vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer of the College. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing strong academic, budgetary and strategic planning leadership; 
  • Promoting faculty excellence in teaching, research and service;
  • Serving as the primary interface between academics and other divisions of the College;
  • Exploring innovative approaches to enhance the educational experience of students;
  • Managing the academic strategic fiscal planning and budgeting priorities for the College;
  • Identifying  new sources of revenue to support existing programs;
  • Ensuring academic programs and plans are aligned with the institutional mission in consultation with college stakeholders.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 1, 2017. Expected start date is July 1, 2017.

Nominations and expressions of interest (letter of interest, current CV, philosophy of leadership style and contact information for at least five references) can be submitted to VPAAsearch@dewv.edu or to search committee chair Dr. Carol A. Carter at carterc@dewv.edu.

 

Faculty, History

Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia invites applications for a full time, faculty position in history beginning in the fall semester 2017. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the College’s Division of Humanities. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in history
  • Have a specialty in world/European history preferred
  • Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level
  • Be prepared to teach a 4-4 load of history courses, including introductory courses and upper-division electives
  • Be committed to advising and mentoring students
  • Be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues, both within the division and across campus

Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Coordinating the history program (working with the Division chair to assess and review the program, and schedule course offerings)
  • Teaching a wide range of courses in history
  • 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, 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. Donna McCauley, Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs, Davis & Elkins College via email. Please type History in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Faculty, Online Statistics

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree or higher in sociology or psychology or a relevant field, with significant statistical and/or research-related experience. Knowledge and/or experience in the use and application of statistics and data analysis within the healthcare industry. Ability to convey basic statistical concepts and methodology in an applied manner; quantitative exercises should be relevant to someone working in a healthcare-related field. Ability to teach effectively using distance education or online teaching platform.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher with practical research experience in the healthcare industry.

Please send resumes and three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses via email with “Online Statics Position” in the subject line.

 

Faculty, Political Science

Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia invites applications for a full-time, faculty position in Political Science beginning in the spring semester 2017. The successful candidate will serve as coordinator for the Political Science program and be 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 Political Science or related field; ABD will be considered.
  • Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level.
  • Be prepared to teach a 4-4 load of political science courses, including introductory courses and upper-division electives.
  • Be committed to advising and mentoring students.
  • Be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues, both within the division and across campus.

Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Coordinating the political science program (working with the Division Chair to assess and review the program, and schedule course offerings).
  • Teaching a wide range of courses in political 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 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, 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. Donna McCauley, Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs, Davis & Elkins College at Mccauleyd@dewv.edu. Please write Political Science in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Faculty, Various Positions (part-time)

Appropriately qualified individuals are needed to staff the following courses for the fall 2016 semester on a part-time basis:

  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (2 sections) – An introduction to the fundamental theories, concepts and practices of contemporary psychology. The course focuses on insights from the major fields psychology such as clinical, developmental, personality, social, biological and cognitive psychology.
  • PSYC 200 Lifespan Development (2 sections) – An introduction human psychology development as it occurs across the entire life span, from prenatal development to aging and death. Students are introduced to the major developmental theories, concepts and techniques. Cannot be taken for credit by students who have credit for PSYC 216, 217, 221, by psychology majors, or by teacher certification students.
  • PSYC 205 Psychology and Nature – This course examines contrasting perspectives on nature, and encourages students to identify and critically examine their own values and beliefs regarding nature. Students investigate the relationship between human health and well-being and the environment, and design a campaign that draws on psychological principles to influence behaviors impacting the environment. Course fee.
  • PSYC 216 Child Development – A survey of the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of child development, from prenatal development through pre-adolescence. Students learn to integrate the major theories, concepts and techniques within the field of child developmental psychology.

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. College Writing) in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

 

 

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