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Groundskeeper

The Grounds division at Sweet Briar College seeks a groundskeeper to:

  • Police its grounds, keeping them litter- and debris-free, particularly from storm damage
  • Perform event set-ups
  • Provide landscaping services
  • Perform snow removal duties

This individual is also responsible for maintaining: roads and parking lots, by reworking and resurfacing; lawns and turf, by mowing and bush hogging; shrubs and trees, by pruning and watering; and, compost operations, by proper handling and storage.

Requirements: Must have a valid VA driver’s license; must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.; must have a full range of body motion.  This position requires walking/standing for extended periods of time.  Must have ability to operate and perform maintenance on lawn mowing and other equipment, such as bucket truck, backhoe, skid steer loader, tractor, bobcat and trash truck.

Interested applicants should submit a completed SBC employment application to: Grounds Superintendent, P.O. Box 1060, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 24595.  Applications are available above.


Housekeeper/Custodian

The Physical Plant Department at Sweet Briar College seeks applicants for two full-time housekeepers/custodians. These positions will be responsible for performing cleaning of most interior areas. Must be able to work independently and be knowledgeable of cleaning procedures.

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally and have a valid VA drivers’ license.  High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Sweet Briar College offers an excellent benefit package and has a work schedule from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm Monday – Friday.  Interested applicants should send a completed Sweet Briar College Employment Application (available above) and contact information for three (3) references to Housekeeper Search, Physical Plant Office, P.O. Box 1060, Sweet Briar, VA, 24595.


Part-time On-Call Front Desk Support

Put your welcoming personality and attention to detail to work at Sweet Briar College!  We are looking for great candidates to fill key temporary part-time positions at our Elston Inn and Conference Center.

At times, the Front Desk at the Elston Inn, our on-campus 38-room inn, needs additional coverage.  Providing great customer service, helping guests make reservations, and routing phone calls quickly and effectively are key responsibilities.  This position requires flexibility to work on-call for day/evening shifts.

Key attributes of a successful candidate:

  • Service-oriented approach and professional demeanor
  • Flexibility to work the 2nd shift (evenings)
  • Experience handling customers in-person and over the phone, sometimes at the same time
  • Computer experience, preferably with a reservations system (experience with Innroads Inn Center a plus)

Interested applicants should submit a resume or a completed Sweet Briar College employment application to: Director of Hospitality, 450 Sweet Briar Drive, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA  24595 or via email to celkins@sbc.edu.  Applications are available above.


Assistant Director of Alumnae and Student Engagement

Sweet Briar College seeks a full-time Assistant Director to join our Alumnae Relations and Annual Giving team.  Successful candidates for this position will be energetic, dynamic and people- and goal-oriented.

The Assistant Director will work with the Alumnae Relations and Annual Giving team in the planning and implementation of programs that foster a lifelong connection between students and alumnae to Sweet Briar College.  The Assistant Director will manage the Student Relations Committee, Senior Class Campaign and Student Philanthropy program, Young Alumnae Giving for classes from one to four years post-graduation, and assigned alumnae clubs.   

In addition, the Assistant Director partners with various College departments to develop programs, events and volunteer activities that promote alumnae leadership and advocacy, and support College programming, fundraising, outreach and student recruitment goals for assigned program areas.

Typical responsibilities include:

·         Organize, manage, implement and evaluate programs, including program conceptualization and planning, budget development and administration, and execution of all logistical requirements and marketing initiatives, volunteer recruitment, training, and management, setting and achieving dollar and participation percentage goals, data analysis, tracking and reporting monthly progress:

·         the Student and Young Alumnae Giving program for classes from one to four years post-graduation including personal solicitations

·         Senior Class Campaign

·         Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate programming for focus area alumnae clubs including programs such as faculty lectures, Sweet Briar Days, presidential events, etc. 

·         Work to identify and develop volunteer leaders utilizing a volunteer management program and other tools as necessary.  

·         Develop strategies to increase student engagement with alumnae and alumnae leadership, including coordination with the Alumnae Board and the Student Relations Committee.

·         Cultivate, solicit and steward annual unrestricted or project-specific gifts from assigned constituents.

Candidates should be versed in making personal solicitations.  Candidates should have very strong relationship-building and conversational skills, as well as proven event-planning skills and successes.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years’ experience with annual fund, alumnae relations or fundraising, excellent oral, written and persuasive abilities; skilled in the effective use of social media for campaigns, networking and information sharing; excellent attention to detail; established ability to manage employees and/or volunteers and personal volunteer experience; creativity and flexibility; organizational and analytical abilities.  Strong writing skills are required. Experience with Excel is a must and experience with Banner (database) is a plus.

Occasional evening, night and weekend work is required.  Occasional day and overnight travel is also required as needed.  This position is full-time, salaried and eligible for benefits. 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume and list of professional references to: annualfundjob@sbc.edu.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 


Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations and Annual Giving

Sweet Briar College seeks a full-time Assistant Director to join our Alumnae Relations and Annual Giving team.  Successful candidates for this position will be energetic, dynamic and people- and goal-oriented.

The assistant director will work with the Director of Parent and Reunion Giving and the members of the Alumnae Relations and Annual Giving staff to ensure Annual Fund goals are met, specifically by managing the following Annual Giving programs:  Reunion Giving, and general Annual Giving efforts to also include Young Alumnae, Past Parents, Faculty, Friends, and other duties as assigned.

For each Annual Giving program, the Assistant Director will:

  • Personally solicit donors within the assigned campaigns
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers for each program
  • Manage, implement and evaluate the giving program
  • Organize and execute the assigned campaigns, including events management
  • Track and report progress of the programs

For each Alumnae Relations program, the Assistant Director will:

  • Be assigned to a specific program or geographic region or alumnae club
  • Work directly with the Alumnae Association Board including the Regional Committee and also with volunteer leadership in the assigned program or club area
  • Promote engagement in meaningful ways and with substantive content
  • Travel and attend events as necessary

Candidates should be versed in making personal solicitations.  Candidates should have very strong relationship-building and conversational skills, as well as proven event-planning skills and successes.   

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years’ experience with fundraising, specifically with annual giving campaigns; excellent oral, written and persuasive abilities; skilled in the effective use of social media for campaigns, networking and information sharing; excellent attention to detail; established ability to manage employees and/or volunteers and personal volunteer experience; creativity and flexibility; organizational and analytical abilities.  Strong writing skills are required. Experience with Excel is a must and experience with Banner (database) is a plus.

Occasional evening, night and weekend work is required.  Occasional day and overnight travel is also required as needed.  This position is full-time, salaried and eligible for benefits. 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume and list of professional references to: annualfundjob@sbc.edu.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  


Accountant

Sweet Briar College has an opening for a full-time accountant.  This position provides accurate and timely reporting of financial information and provides accounting for college accounts receivable in accordance with GAAP.  This position also monitors all Title IV activity and compliance with Federal regulations.  The Accountant reports directly to the Director of Accounting.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Preparation, verification and posting of entries to the financial reporting system.
  • Monitoring uncashed checks, performing due diligence and preparation and filing of annual Unclaimed Property Report.
  • Preparation of Perkins Fund bank and monthly account reconciliations.
  • Review and verification of weekly accounts payable batches.
  • Oversight and reconciliation of Loan funds. 
  • Review of vendor payments for 1099 compliance and preparation of 1099 forms and 1096 transmittal.
  • Understanding of Accounts Receivable system, reports and collections.
  • Collection activities.
  • Working closely with Accounts Receivable coordinator for processing monthly Accounts Receivable system and loan activity.
  • Understanding of and compliance with federal financial aid regulations.
  • Maintaining an understanding of SBC Business Office operations and responding appropriately to questions from college community.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a Bachelors degree in Accounting or Business with at least accounting coursework through the intermediate level.
  • Have knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures and ability to apply this knowledge to the analysis of complex accounting problems.
  • Have ability to accurately maintain complex records and computer systems, including proficiency and accuracy in creating spreadsheets, database entry, data analysis and standard accounting reports.
  • Be able to communicate well with students, parents, loan processors and collectors, faculty and staff.
  • Have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, email and office protocols.Have a team-oriented work style and collaborative approach.

All candidates must complete and sign a Background Check Consent Form.  A background check includes an education verification, confirmation of dates of employment/salaries and a criminal history check.  A Background check will be performed on finalists for this position. 

Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled.  Send cover letter and resume along with the names of three (3) professional references and their contact information via email to accountingjob@sbc.edu.


Campus Safety Officer (Unarmed) (part-time)

Sweet Briar College has a part-time unarmed Campus Safety Officer position available in its Department of Campus Safety.  This individual will be responsible for maintaining mobile and foot patrol of the main campus and perimeters, responding to all alarms, suspicious person reports, and medical emergencies, staffing the entrance checkpoint, securing buildings, escorting students, conducting investigations, and enforcing campus parking and traffic regulations by issuing parking violations. 

The successful candidate will:

·         Patrol Sweet Briar College properties and facilities by foot and motor vehicle.

·         Perform effectively under stress.

·         Be in good physical and mental condition.

·         Demonstrate the ability to interact with others in a professional manner and use sound judgment when resolving issues and assessing situations.

·         Demonstrate positive customer service and ability to build relationships within the framework of Community Policing.

·         Be able to communicate well with students, staff, faculty, guests, and other law enforcement officers.

·         Follow written and oral directions given during the performance of daily assignments.

·         Have a basic knowledge of current law enforcement and/or security techniques.

·         Have familiarity with Virginia and federal laws and regulations applicable to the College.

·         Maintain confidentiality of information and records pertaining to investigations and college operations.

·         Perform other duties as assigned by the director of campus safety or other college official.

Applicants must be high school graduates (or have a GED).  Minimum of six months in security, customer service, or similar experience is required; related law enforcement/emergency response/ dispatch experience is preferred.  Position requires current DCJS Campus Safety Officer Certification, or ability to obtain Certification within six months of employment.  Positions require certification in CPR, Basic First Aid, and AED operations, or ability to obtain certification with 30 days of employment.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to submit to background and motor vehicle report checks.

Applicants must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, including, but not limited to:

·         Ability to confront or restrain subjects

·         Working in extreme weather conditions

·         Remaining seated in a normal position, or remaining standing for long periods of time

·         Ability to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running

·         Ability to reach up and out with hands and arms

·         Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl

·         Ability to climb stairs and ladders

·         Ability to pick up, push, or pull, up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet

This position requires ability to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts, as well as weekends and holidays.  This part-time position is not eligible for medical and retirement benefits.  Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled.  Send cover letter and resume along with the names of three (3) professional references via email to safetyofficer@sbc.edu. 


Assistant Director of Operations

The Admission Department at Sweet Briar College has an Assistant Director of Operations position available on its team.  Reporting to the Director of Operations and Technology , the Assistant Director of Operations supports student recruitment and enrollment processes by maintaining the Admission database, keeping it current, functional and maximized by ensuring data and report accuracy, and the accurate and timely import and export of data.

We are seeking a goal-oriented individual with strong initiative, creative and critical-thinking skills, organizational qualities, and a consistent attention to detail.  The successful candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Typical responsibilities include:

·         Lead Banner expert - interact with IT regarding all aspects of Banner for the Admission Department

o   maintain and update tables and data entry standards

o   create workflows and communications plans within Banner

o   ensure the proper flow of data into Banner from outside sources and software (e.g., a soon-to-be-implemented Constituent Relationship Management system)

o   provide training to all members of the Admission Department staff as needed to ensure adequate cross-training and operational capability

·         Data loads – be responsible for all aspects of batch data loads

·         Query writing/running – write queries independently and work with IT as needed

·         Data extraction – provide support for Enrollment Management and other SBC staff as needed

·         Provide quality control and assurance for data entry

Required qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree or post-baccalaureate certifications preferred

·         Progressive experience and demonstrated ability in database management, research, and analysis in Enrollment Management/Admission or another higher education function

o   Proficiency in database management, data entry and generating reports (routine and ad hoc); experience with Ellucian Banner preferred; SQL or similar experience.

o   Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with full facility in Excel (manipulating data, graphs and pivot tables) and Word (mail merges and conditional logic)

o   Demonstrated ability to audit work and improve processes to improve efficiency

o   Ability to manage own workflow, troubleshoot, and solve problems

o   Ability to work with IT partners to resolve issues and create new processes

·         Minimum required experience: 3-5 years’ experience in related work

·         Must be able to work in a traditional office setting (desk, computer, etc.) in a multi-story building without an elevator and be able to attend meetings throughout campus

This full-time position is eligible for medical, retirement, paid time off and other benefits.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to admissionjob@sbc.edu.  Applications received prior to August 22 will be given priority.


One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History

Sweet Briar College is hiring a one-year sabbatical replacement starting August 2015 for a visiting assistant professor in Late Antique and Medieval Art History. The six-course load (a 3:3 schedule for the academic year, with four of those courses at the intermediate or upper levels) includes teaching intermediate and upper-level courses and seminars ranging in date from the Roman world through the fourteenth century focusing on the arts of Europe and the Mediterranean (including Byzantium and the Islamic world), in addition to selected courses and upper-level seminars in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization.  Ability to teach the arts of Asia is also welcome.  The College values engaged undergraduate teaching by offering small seminars and discussion-based classes balanced by lecturing. Participation in Sweet Briar’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program is required. Ph.D. in Art History with teaching experience preferred. All members of Sweet Briar’s Art History Department are actively engaged in scholarship.

Applicants should email to arthistorysearch@sbc.edu: cover letter, current CV, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts.  All materials should be submitted by PDF.  Screening of applicants will begin by February 23, 2015. Nearby and some on-campus housing is available for rent.


Assistant Professor - Psychology

The Psychology Department at Sweet Briar College invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2015, in the area of Experimental Psychology. We are interested in candidates with a primary specialization in Cognitive Psychology. The candidate must be committed to teaching excellence in a liberal arts community while maintaining an active program of scholarly research that involves undergraduates. A research laboratory is available. Teaching assignments are 3/3, and preference will go to candidates who can successfully teach Cognitive Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Methods and/or Statistics, Introductory Psychology, as well as courses in one’s area of specialty. The ability to teach in any of the following areas is also desirable: Behavioral Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology or Abnormal Psychology.

A Ph. D. or ABD in Experimental Psychology from an accredited institution is required. Review of applications will begin immediately with preference given to completed applications received by October 10, 2014.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research plans, and three letters of recommendation via email in pdf format to psychsearch@sbc.edu.  Further information may be requested from Dr. Jessica Salvatore (jsalvatore@sbc.edu; (434) 381-6129).


Visiting Professor - Economics

Sweet Briar College is accepting applications for a 1-2 year visiting professor in Economics with employment to begin in August 2015. Highest priority fields include microeconomics, development economics and public policy, though the College will consider high quality candidates in all fields of economics.

Applicants must possess a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarly research, and be prepared to use technological tools to promote student understanding of economics. Candidates should be interested in working in a dynamic liberal arts environment and exploring ties with colleagues in other departments. The successful candidate will be prepared to participate fully in the life of the College through activities such as academic advising and mentoring undergraduate research.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in economics or ABD with a completion date no later than August 2015.

A complete application includes: (1) a personal statement that addresses the applicant's teaching experience, philosophy, and methodology; (2) a description of the applicant's scholarly interests, ongoing projects, and future research plans; (3) curriculum vitae; (4) unofficial graduate transcripts; and, (5) three letters of recommendation, with at least two letters addressing the applicant's teaching ability and potential. Materials should be sent to econsearch@sbc.edu. Other inquiries should be directed to Dr. Robert Alexander (ralexander@sbc.edu).  Applications received by December 10, 2014 will receive full consideration.


Sweet Briar College, located on 3,250 scenic acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, VA, is a nationally ranked, independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences college for women preparing students to fulfill their academic, professional and personal aspirations by providing excellent academic and co-curricular programs. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our academic and co-curricular community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.

 

 

Please refer all inquiries to the office listed in the specific posting for each job. Otherwise, contact:

Sweet Briar College
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 1090
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
(434) 381-6506