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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.

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

Residential Coordinator (RC)

Position Title: Residential Coordinator (fulltime; live-in)  

Department:  Office of Residence Life

Compensation: Competitive salary (10-month period), furnished apartment (all utilities including cable), meal plan, reserved parking space.

Position Requirements: A bachelor’s degree and previous experience working in residence life required. A master’s degree in student affairs or related field strongly preferred.

Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2015

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume electronically to nikki.laird@salem.edu. No phone calls please. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Salem is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

The Residential Coordinator’s (RC) role is to create a sense of community within the residence halls by valuing, supporting, challenging and empowering students to grow and develop through their relationships with others in accordance with the Salem College mission “to develop the unique potential of each individual student”.

  1. Staff Supervision Responsibilities
    1. Resident Assistant (RA) Staff:
      1. Supervise approximately 7-8 student leader staff members
      2. Conduct weekly staff meetings
      3. Conduct individual weekly “one-on-one” meetings
      4. Conduct in-service training as needed
      5. Participate in RA recruitment process in the Spring
      6. Assist with two weeks of training prior to fall semester
      7. Conduct RA evaluations
      8. Develop and revise job descriptions
      9. Help to revise RA manual
      10. Coordinate RA on-call schedule
    2. Desk Worker Staff:
      1. Supervise approximately 5 – 10 work study positions
      2. Work with the desk manager to train and supervise desk workers
      3. Work with the desk manager to compile a front desk schedule
      4. Oversee the programming efforts in the lobby spaces
      5. Oversee the purchasing and financial responsibilities of the desk space
      6. Ensure the security of the desk space and lobby area
  2. Administrative Responsibilities
    1.  Coordinate the administrative, management, personnel and facilities functions of residence hall(s)
    2. Housing Assignments
      1. Assist the assistant dean of students with the room selection process
      2. Manage housing changes within residence halls according to the mediation process
      3. Keep up-to-date records of any room changes within the residence halls
      4. Send weekly housing updates to the assistant dean of students and the administrative assistant to the dean of students  
      5. Prepare end-of-year billing information for room damages
    3. Manage residence hall operations budget in conjunction with the secretary/treasurer of the residence halls
    4. Work 20 hours per week in RC office during the normal workday
    5. Work 10 hours per week in the Office of the Dean of Students, providing professional office management assistance and administrative support for residence life and student life programs and services, including supervision and delegation of appropriate tasks to student workers
    6. Regularly assess effectiveness of residence hall programs and goals
    7. Prepare end-of-year report on goals achieved by the residence life program
    8. Residence Life staff member
      1. Attend weekly RC staff meetings.
      2. Attend weekly “one-on-one” supervisory meetings with the assistant dean of students
      3. Participate in on-call rotation for emergency response plan for the entire campus
      4. Serve as a member of the Early Alert team to identify, track and develop plans for support for student academic persistence
    9. Open and close the residence halls at each break period and the beginning and end of the year.
      1. Track students on campus over breaks
      2. Ensure halls are empty at designated times
      3. Prepare halls for opening at beginning of year
      4. Track any damage and improper check-out fines
  3. Developmental and Educational Programming
    1. Oversee coordination of educational programs in the residence halls in support of the mission, vision and values of the College
    2. Work closely with the Assistant Dean of Students to develop a residential curriculum of annual programs that complements the learning outcomes goals of the Salem Signature program in the academic curriculum and addresses the developmental needs of traditional-age residential college students
    3. Provide staff training around topics related to student development and pertinent student life issues
    4. Provide training to student leaders centered around diversity, inclusion and social justice
  4. Individual Student Responsibilities
    1. Provide regular communication with students and parents regarding housing and personal issues
    2. Maintain a high level of student contact and availability
    3. Manage interpersonal student issues
      1. Provide informal counseling for student issues
      2. Provide conflict mediation
      3. Make referrals to professional staff, as deemed necessary
      4. Mediate issues related to roommate contracts
    4. Consistently and effectively confront inappropriate behavior by residents and guests
    5. Complete formal incident reports regarding policy violations and submit them to the assistant dean of students in a timely manner
    6. Respond to situations in the hall, even when not technically “on duty”
    7. Be on campus for any “all staff” weekend as designated by the assistant dean of students at the beginning of the year
  5. Student Conduct Responsibilities
    1. Administer minor level student conduct hearings
    2. Craft hearing letters and sanction letters
    3. Keep accurate records of student conduct files
  6. Other Duties as Assigned
    1. Administer programs and committee work as assigned by the assistant dean of students.
    2. Liaison with physical plant/ facilities for decisions related to maintenance in residential facilities.
    3. Assist with College recruitment efforts such as admissions events, convocations and special events, as needed

Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator and Instructor

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Salem College is seeking applicants for a full-time, ten-month position for a lab coordinator and instructor. A master’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry is required. Experience in one of the following combinations is desirable: environmental-analytical chemistry or inorganic-physical chemistry or organic-biochemistry.

Lab coordinator responsibilities include, but are not restricted to: preparation for and supervision of general chemistry and general physics labs in fall and spring semesters and preparation for biochemistry lab in the spring term, coordination of the ordering of materials and supplies for the department, supervision of work-study students, routine maintenance of instrumentation, and maintenance of the inventory and MSDS for all chemicals.

In addition to lab supervision, the lab coordinator and instructor will teach one section of General Chemistry I and one other course per year, depending on need and the individual’s background. 

Candidates should provide a letter of interest containing a summary of relevant experience, a curriculum vitae, and copies of pertinent transcripts. These should be sent to suzi.moore@salem.edu. Electronic submission is preferred. Letters should be addressed to Dr. George F. McKnight, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Salem College, 601 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salem College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

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 Scott.Long@salem.edu. 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.

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: george.morales@salem.edu OR
Salem Academy & College
Attn: George Morales
601 South Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Faculty Positions Available

Director of Teacher Education and Graduate Studies

Salem College seeks a director for its undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education, beginning July 1, 2015. This is a 12-month academic and administrative position reporting to the vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of the College. We seek a forward-thinking educator with a collaborative leadership style to lead a dynamic department in supporting and expanding innovative pedagogies and curricula, including online master’s programs; serving traditional and adult student bodies; growing enrollments; and promoting program excellence. Administrative responsibilities include department management, curriculum oversight, budget management, scheduling classes, recruiting part-time instructors, orienting and supervising full-time and part-time faculty, graduate program recruitment, departmental committee service, and ensuring compliance with requirements for state Department of Public Instruction licensure and CAEP accreditation. The director also has teaching and advising responsibilities. Requirements are an earned doctorate in the field, teacher licensure, experience as a classroom teacher, commitment to teaching excellence and innovation, administrative experience, familiarity with NCATE/CAEP standards, and proven leadership abilities.  Applications must include a letter addressing interest in and credentials for this position, CV, three letters of recommendation, contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Letters should be addressed to the Search Committee for the Director of Teacher Education and Graduate Studies. Send application to Ms. Ramona Raines at ramona.raines@salem.edu. Electronic submission is preferred. Review of applications begins February 23 and continues until position is filled. Salem College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Salem College provides a four-year liberal arts experience to a diverse and vibrant undergraduate student body. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1, average class size is twelve, and full- and part-time faculty number approximately one hundred. The college offers a number of special programs including a January term featuring study trips and experimental courses, the Women in Science and Mathematics Program, the Center for Women Writers, the Center for Women in Business, co-educational graduate programs in teacher education, and co-educational undergraduate admission through the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education.

Director of Writing Center and Instructor/Assistant Professor of English

Salem College is seeking a director of the writing center and an instructor or assistant professor of English with specialization and/or experience in teaching composition from remedial/introductory through advanced levels. Position begins August 2015.  A master’s degree with strength in composition is required for instructor position; PhD (assistant professor rank) is preferred. Teaching experience required. Responsibilities include directing a writing center staffed by student peer tutors, teaching and advising in the Salem Signature first-year seminar program, and teaching advanced writing and writing-intensive courses for the Department of English and Creative Writing or the Salem Signature program. There will be opportunities to develop new courses. Please send a letter of application that addresses your credentials for and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy related to writing to gerry.hayes@salem.edu.  Electronic submission is preferred.  Letters should be addressed to English and Writing Center Search Committee, Salem College, 601 South Church St., Winston Salem, NC 27101.  Review of applications begins February 16 and continues until the position is filled. Salem College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Salem College provides a four-year liberal arts experience to a diverse and vibrant undergraduate student body. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1, average class size is twelve, and full- and part-time faculty number approximately one hundred. The college offers a number of special programs including a January term featuring study trips and experimental courses, the Women in Science and Mathematics Program, the Center for Women Writers, the Center for Women in Business, graduate programs in education and the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education.

Adjunct Instructor of Business

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 business to teach traditional "seated" courses in business, including marketing, international marketing, international business, business law, finance, accounting, economics, and health care management (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 Dr. Eve Rapp, department chair, at eve.rapp@salem.edu and be sure to include the words "B&E Adjunct Faculty Applicant-Business" and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail. EOE.

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 teresa.smith@salem.edu and include the words “Sociology and Criminal Studies Adjunct Faculty” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.

Administration Positions

No open positions at this time.

Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather the College will be opening at 9:30 AM on Friday, February 27, 2015.
Fri Feb 27 12:00:00 EST 2015