Morganton Careers

NCSSM-Morganton — Be a part of our new chapter

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics has become a model of cutting-edge STEM education since its inception in 1980. The first school of its kind, NCSSM has a strong record of attracting faculty, staff and students who value the experience of learning in a vibrant, innovative community. In 2022, NCSSM opened its second campus – NCSSM-Morganton – in Western NC.

We are thrilled to continue this new chapter in Morganton, and the call is out for the faculty and staff who will help us expand our community of passionate leaders dedicated to creating a world-class educational experience for North Carolina’s academically talented students. We invite you to join us in writing this new chapter of NCSSM’s proud history by applying for open positions on our Morganton campus. For more information, check out our page for prospective employees.

NCSSM fosters an environment of collaboration across departments and divisions and supports community-engaged service and research. NCSSM is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract equally diverse applicant pools for all positions. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty and staff diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at hr@ncssm.edu.

NCSSM is an EEO/eVerify/VEVRAA Employer

How to Apply

In order to be considered for permanent employment, all candidates must submit an electronic application via http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/. Applicants will create an account, search for the position vacancy, and submit the online application.

For additional information or questions, please contact hr@ncssm.edu

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EHRA Non-Faculty Career Opportunities — Morganton

Faculty Career Opportunities — Morganton

Temporary Employment Opportunities — Morganton

DEPARTMENT: Student Life
POSITION LOCATION: Morganton, NC Campus
POSTING DATE: March 26, 2024
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
HOURLY RATE: $19.07
POSITION TYPE: Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt
WORK SCHEDULE: Anticipated Appointment Period
August 2024 – May 2025
Approximately 15-20 hours per week
Residence Education Courses take place Tuesday – Thursday during the academic year.

NCSSM is ranked as the #2 Public High School in USA & #1 Public High School in NC

NCSSM and the Student Life department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and divisions and support community-engaged service and research. NCSSM is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty and staff diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at hr@ncssm.edu.

Description of Duties:
Residence Education Instruction (80%)
Teach required junior Residential Education classes: Cornerstone (transition to NCSSM, professional communication, healthy relationships, culture and self care), Co-teach College and Career Planning with the Counseling department.
Teach Residential Education electives: Financial Planning, Leadership, Public Speaking and Exploring Multicultural America.
Participate in the development and evaluation of new curriculum. Conduct research and consult with staff members and other resources in the design and development of new curriculum.
Coordinate the review/assessment of current curriculum to ensure that course/program is meeting intended objectives and requirements.
Use evaluations and data to make recommendations for how to improve and edit curricula on an annual basis.
Develop and use a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods and learning styles by using computers and information technology.
Evaluate student’s oral presentations, projects and written work using clear explicit criteria relevant to the course content and learning objectives.
Maintain and submit accurate reports on published deadlines (i.e.’ Grades, syllabi).
Communicate with other instructors regarding ideas and resources for particular class sessions.
Be available to students outside the classroom. Communicate availability and encourage students to contact you for assistance.
Evaluate each class session for its strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for change or modification.
Verbal and written communication to students, parents, and student support team members.

Institutional Advancement Responsibilities (20%)
Serve as the primary point of contact for Morganton Student Leadership Attaché Role (anticipated to be 5 seniors in 2024-25).Coordinate programs and activities connected to the Morganton Attaché program. This includes overseeing the planning and execution of at least two student led events per year.
Available to purchase supplies, reserve event spaces, coordinate with on-campus partners, attend regular planning meetings, coordinate events.
Lead summer training and winter recruitment for the Morganton Attaché program.
Communicate and collaborate with Institutional Advancement Team Members as needed to coordinate the Morganton Attaché program.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from a four year university and demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through at least two years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in residence life, education, recreational programming, and wellness as well as experience working with high school or college aged populations

How to Apply: Submit resume to Jenny Merrill, Dean of Students for NCSSM Morganton, at jenny.merrill@ncssm.edu.

Team NCSSM Benefits:

Free On-campus Parking
Facilities: Library & Gymnasium – other athletic facilities available at no cost to employees. Cafeteria on site.


CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Head Cheerleading Coach
WORKING TITLE: Head Cheerleading Coach
DEPARTMENT: Athletics
LOCATION: Morganton
POSTING DATE: 4/04/24
CLOSING DATE: until filled
POSITION TYPE: Temporary part-time, Exempt
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $2,800 Stipend

NCSSM and the Athletics Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and divisions and support community-engaged service and research. NCSSM is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty and staff diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at hr@ncssm.edu

Description of Duties:

Coaches are responsible for organizing and maintaining an Interscholastic team.  Coaches are expected to create an atmosphere which will promote group and individual growth both in athletic skills and the concepts of teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship. 

Coaches should have a thorough knowledge of all NCSSM and NCHSAA athletic policies and be responsible for their implementation for their team.  Coaches work with the NCSSM athletics department to communicate expectations and information to student athletes on their teams.  Coaches are required to be CPR certified and to complete NFHS coursework as required by the NCHSAA.  Coaches will be required to drive school vehicles so they must have a clean driving record. CDL preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of the sport of cheerleading, techniques, and ability to plan and facilitate practical activities. 

Minimum Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalency.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to NCSSM-Morganton Assistant Athletic Director
Ian McMichael at ian.mcmichael@ncssm.edu



About NCSSM

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a world-class public high school with statewide reach empowering academically talented students from diverse backgrounds from every corner of the state to design their own future. We offer residential high school programs in Durham and Morganton for juniors and seniors or virtual high school courses and programs that students can take alongside their local curriculum, all tuition free. Our wide array of summer offerings for rising 5th- through 12th-graders includes free opportunities for in-state students alongside paid options for students from anywhere in the world. NCSSM Extended Learning partners with communities and regions to advance student learning and outcomes.

Specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math, and embracing the fine arts and humanities, NCSSM has become the model for 18 such specialized schools around the globe since its founding in 1980 and is a full constituent of the University of North Carolina System. NCSSM’s Ignite + Transform comprehensive campaign seeks to raise $50 million in private support for our mission.

The new NCSSM-Morganton campus is opening in 2022 for summer programs and its first fall academic term and will focus on the booming fields of data science and artificial intelligence, preparing the leaders of tomorrow to navigate a future driven by data and machine learning, with emphasis on the humanistic implications and ethical use of these tools.

Nearly two-thirds of NCSSM graduates earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field — over three times the national average, including 58 percent of our underrepresented minority graduates, which is nearly four times the national average. Nearly three-quarters have earned or are seeking a graduate degree. A 2020 economic impact study found that 54 percent of our alumni continue to live and work in North Carolina, catalyzing nearly $1.3 billion in annual economic activity. NCSSM values the diversity in our student body, and all members of the NCSSM community are expected to foster a safe environment of respect and inclusion for all faculty, staff, and students.

For more information, please read the NCSSM strategic plan and visit ncssm.edu.

NCSSM is an EEO/eVerify/VEVRAA Employer