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Employment at Salem

Salem Academy and College is an equal opportunity employer. Salem has both full-time and part-time staff positions available from time to time. We will post staff job openings as they become available.

Salem Academy and College is an equal opportunity employer. Salem has both full-time and part-time staff positions available from time to time. We will post staff job openings as they become available.

To download an employment application for any of the positions below, please click here.

The following departments will accept applications at any time. If you are seeking employment in these areas, please contact the designated supervisor.

  • Housekeeping, Building & Grounds Maintenance: (336) 721-2711

  • Public Safety: (336) 917-5555

  • Food Service: Aramark (336) 721-2709

Staff Positions Available

Admissions Event and Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Transfer Recruitment

The individual in this position plays a key role in the Admissions Office and the accomplishment of enrollment goals for Salem College. A successful candidate will be able to work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, goal-oriented environment that places high value on teamwork and Salem's mission: valuing each student as an individual and educating her to change the world.
Specific duties include:

  • Plan, implement, and supervise seven - eight on-campus recruiting events ("open houses") a year for the Admissions Office.
  • Recruit alumnae, faculty, staff and current students to participate in the open houses. Create agendas, presentations, classes and events to showcase the College and recruit future Salem students. 75% of high school students who attend an open house at Salem apply to the College. Approximately 65% enroll. 
  • Work closely with the admissions staff, Deans of the College, faculty, staff, current students and alumnae who are involved in each campus-wide event. 
  • Coordinate all logistical arrangements with physical plant, housekeeping, grounds, public safety, campus catering and AV/IT coordinators.
  • Recruit alumnae to assist the Admissions Office in a variety of ways, including: attending college fairs, calling or writing prospective students, visiting school counselors and presenting awards to future Salem students at award days in schools.
  • Coordinate the existing AAR (Alumnae Admissions Representative) network of alumnae and parent volunteers who help with recruiting of prospective students. Continuously seek additional alumnae to be involved and additional opportunities for joint efforts.
  • Communicate through written and verbal instruction how alumnae should represent Salem at college fairs, awards ceremonies and social outings.
  • Provide volunteers with regular communication and campus updates.
  • Maintain the AAR Facebook group and coordinate the use of social media where it pertains to admissions volunteers.
  • Make presentations to the Salem College Alumnae Board, keeping them informed of the Admissions Office needs for alumnae participation.
  • Coordinate the Adopt a High School program with alumnae.
  • Coordinate the Book Award program through which high schools are asked to nominate a junior for a Salem College Book Award.
  • Recruit transfers from community colleges, four-year colleges and universities. The goal is to increase enrollment while maintaining Salem's commitment to recruiting academically qualified and diverse students. Salem strives to meet the financial needs of all students.
  • Oversee the communication sequence with prospective transfer students.
  • Assist prospective transfer students through the application, credit evaluation and financial aid process.
  • Maintain and enhance Salem's visibility and relationship with the community colleges in the region. Visit the community colleges for fairs and on an individual basis. Working with staff in the Fleer Center, create additional opportunities to bring key staff and faculty from community colleges to Salem's campus for events.
  • Work with Salem faculty and staff on additional cooperative opportunities between Salem and the community colleges in the area.

Skills and abilities

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in project management, event planning, customer service or communications in an educational setting is desired.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to manage multiple details across a variety of projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Well developed skills in innovation, problem solving, and decision-making
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Willing and able to work extended hours and weekends, as necessary
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a driving record that qualifies for Salem insurance
  • Passion for, and commitment to, Salem College's mission of educating women to change the world

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Katherine Knapp Watts, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, at Electronic submission is preferred. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Communications/PR Assistant

Within the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Communications/PR Assistant at Salem Academy and College supports and executes strategies in management of Salem's projects and publications that broaden community awareness and increase support for Salem Academy and College. He/She reports directly to the Director of Communications and Public Relations.

Specific Duties include the following:

  • As a member of the Communications/PR team, serve as the first point of contact for internal and external requests for support
  • In collaboration with the Communications/PR team, work with printers designers, mail houses, and campus departments in managing the production schedules, correspondence, and details for publications, print and digital materials, imprint items, advertising placements, photography, video development, and social media and public relations campaigns
  • Monitor the progress of projects from start to finish to evaluation and provide updates to appropriate individuals throughout the process
  •  Manage the office budget and calendar, including scheduling and coordinating meetings with on- and off-campus communications partners, Salem Academy and College offices and individuals, and freelance writers, designers, photographers, and marketing agents
  • Assist with the creative development of publications, projects, and special campaigns, coordinating or providing graphic design support when appropriate
  • Work in collaboration with the news and social media manager to prepare internal and external emails for Communications and other departments upon request
  • Work in collaboration with the webmaster to update online content and monitor content for accuracy
  • Assist with taking pictures, preparing images for publications and digital needs, and archiving photography inventory
  • Assist with monitoring brand use across the Academy and College campus and responding to requests for logos and other brand items
  •  Provide support for on- and off-campus events as assigned and requested; and participate in campus/community life.
  •   Assist with coordinating student work study assignments
  •  Assist director of communications with other projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years of administrative support or relevant work experience in office management, graphic production, customer service, or communications in an educational setting desired.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Confident telephone etiquette
  • Expeditious in problem solving and decision-making
  • Ability to manage multiple details across a variety of projects in fast-paced deadline-driven, team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; graphic design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, and preparing files for external printers
  • Previous experience with project tracking software, online Content Management Systems, iMovie, digital communications, and public relations, a plus
  • Familiarity with Salem Academy and/or College, an asset

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with the names and contact information for three professional references to Michelle Melton, Director of Communications and Public Relations, at Electronic submission is preferred. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Director of Annual Giving

The oldest woman’s Academy and College by date and by continuous operation in the United States, Salem is currently in its 242nd year. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges and Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools, Salem accepts girls in grades nine through twelve in the Academy and in first through fourth years in the College, a four-year liberal-arts institution.

The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the planning, oversight and execution of annual giving for Salem Academy and College. The Director will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors. The Director will develop and implement a strategic plan to increase annual giving and identify major gift donors.

A bachelor’s degree is required with at least two years of fundraising experience with particular emphasis on individual solicitation via direct mail, email, phonathon, social media, special events and personal solicitation. View the full job description.

Please submit a resume, personal letter addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements and references with e-mails and telephone numbers by August 15, 2014. Inquiries and applications will be held in confidence. Send materials to: Director of Annual Giving Search, Office of Institutional Advancement, 601 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101; Fax (336) 917-5556; e-mail:

Part-Time Public Services Assistant, Gramley Library

Salem College, a residential liberal arts college for women in Winston-Salem, NC, is seeking applications for a part time Public Services Assistant at Gramley Library. This position reports to the Public Services Librarian. Primary duties include assistance in maintaining the library’s website, information literacy instruction, circulation service and work study supervision. Required qualifications include an MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, excellent oral and written communication skills, and customer service experience.  Preferred qualifications include experience in web development using HTML and CSS and instruction. Work schedule is Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 10pm.  Current MLS/MLIS students are encouraged to apply. Salem College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to Ms. Anna Milholland, Public Services Librarian, Salem Academy & College at  Only electronic submissions are accepted.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Collegiate Assistant Softball Coach

Salem College, a NCAA Division III institution and a member of the Great South Athletic Conference, is seeking a part-time assistant softball coach.

The assistant softball coach will be responsible for assisting the head coach in the daily operations and overall administration of an NCAA Division III softball program. Duties include but are not limited to: recruiting, coaching, scouting opponents, administrative assistance and coordination of camps, clinics and community outreach. The assistant softball coach will serve as the softball camps and clinics coordinator and will work under the direct supervision of the head coach to establish market, recruit and manage a consistent offering of camps, clinics and individual lessons each year.

Submit letter of application, resume and list of three references to Scott Long, Head Softball Coach, at This is a part-time position offering a commission based salary determined as a generous percentage of camps, clinics and individual lessons revenue.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salem College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Director of Intercultural Affairs

Salem College, a residential liberal arts college for women in Winston-Salem, NC, is seeking applications for the newly-created position of Director of Intercultural Affairs. The Director of Intercultural Affairs will collaborate with faculty, staff, and student organizations on programs and initiatives designed to provide exemplary educational and co-curricular experiences for Salem College’s richly diverse student population, as well as education for the campus and community. This 10-month position reports to the Dean of Students and is a member of the Student Affairs senior administrative team. The Office of Intercultural Affairs will provide programs and services that support the College’s core values of learning grounded in community and responsibility to self and the world – the tenets of a community that values diversity and social justice dedicated to cultivating a climate of awareness, understanding, and respect for diverse individuals and groups.

Job Description

The Director will:

  • Provide advising, advocacy, and support for students and a broad range of student groups that focus on diversity.
  • Counsel students regarding a variety of personal, developmental, and academic concerns related to diversity and multiculturalism, making referrals to appropriate offices and services.
  • Design and implement critical cross-cultural initiatives and programs that promote the celebration of diversity, while increasing the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to realize and sustain an inclusive campus community.
  • Serve as a resource person and liaison to faculty, students, staff and administrative offices working with multicultural students to promote student success through academic support, mentoring, diversity education, and leadership initiatives.
  • Create partnerships that intentionally connect the curricular and co-curricular experience and heighten student awareness and understanding of diversity, inclusion, social justice, and international perspectives.
  • Coordinate the Salem Leadership Connection, an academic success and mentoring program for students from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Coordinate Salem Firsts, a pre-orientation program for first-generation college students and their families.
  • Coordinate the programs and services for international students attending Salem on an F-1 visa, including orientation and insuring compliance with all federal regulations and requirements.
  • Work with institutional advancement officers to acquire external funding for initiatives that will support the academic persistence and graduation of students from historically-underrepresented populations.
  • Participate in assessment of programs, initiatives, and processes related to student persistence and satisfaction.
  • Serve on various committees including, but not limited to, the Early Alert team that provides support for at-risk students and the Committee on Community (the president’s committee for building an inclusive campus community).
  • Manage the operations budget for intercultural programs.
  • Serve on the directors’ on-call emergency response rotation for student affairs senior staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum of a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or College Student Development, or a master’s degree in another discipline that complements the mission of the Office of Intercultural Affairs and significant higher education experience in the area of multiculturalism;

Minimum of five years of experience in student advising and program development;

Extensive background and working knowledge of best practices in social justice education, multiculturalism, and ally development;

Demonstrated ability to understand and engage with issues that affect underrepresented student populations and their academic and personal success;

Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an administrative team and with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, and backgrounds;

Interest in teaching occasional classes in an appropriate discipline;

Strong interpersonal, management, and creative problem-solving skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. or resume, along with the names and contact information for three professional references, to

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Custodian - Salem Academy and College

Full-time custodian position to provide routine and project cleaning as well as setups for functions. Experience and general working knowledge of standard cleaning practices required. A valid NC driver’s license, clean driving record and clear criminal background required. Submit a completed application to:

George Morales: OR
Salem Academy & College
Attn: George Morales
601 South Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Part-Time Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC/LAT

Salem Academy and College is accepting applications for the part-time position of assistant athletic trainer. This position will be responsible for sports medicine prevention, evaluation, management, rehabilitation and recordkeeping of injuries to student athletes. Additional duties include coverage of home practices/contests and supervision of student workers. Other duties may be included on short term basis. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization with professional experience. A master’s degree and professional experience is preferred. Certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) and familiarity with NCAA rules and regulations is required.  Submit letter of application, resume and list of three references to Review of applications will begin immediately. EOE.

Faculty Positions Available

Adjunct Instructor of Sociology

The Salem College Department of Sociology invites applications for occasional openings to teach courses part-time. Applicants should have relevant doctoral or master's degrees from accredited institutions. A terminal degree and some teaching experience at the college level are preferred. Please e-mail your letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. Terry Smith, department chair, at and include the words “Sociology and Criminal Studies Adjunct Faculty” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail. 

Adjunct Instructor of Accounting

The Salem College department of business and economics sometimes has need for part-time instructors who will teach primarily in the evening course schedule. We invite applications for potential openings in accounting to teach traditional "seated" accounting courses (not online courses).

Minimum qualifications for part-time instructors at Salem College are a doctoral or master's degree in the teaching discipline or master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline). A terminal degree is preferred, and degrees must be from accredited institutions. Significant business experience may substitute for academic credentials in some cases. If your qualifications meet the needs of the business and economics department for the fall and/or spring semesters, you will be contacted to discuss proposed teaching opportunities. Needs change from semester to semester. Please e-mail your letter of interest and resumé or curriculum vitae to Professor Ron Cardwell, department chair, at and be sure to include the words "B&E Adjunct Faculty Applicant-Accounting" and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.

Administration Positions 

No open administration positions at this time.