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Director of Sweet Briar Fund/Annual Giving

Director of Alumnae Relations

Outreach, Assessment, Student Success and Facilities Assistant

Academic Technologist

Maintenance Mechanic (Plumber)

Instructor in Riding

Catering Supervisor

Cook

Campus Safety Officer


 

Director of Sweet Briar Fund/Annual Giving

Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development

Summary/Objective: The Director is responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive annual giving program that provides critical support for the Sweet Briar Fund and the mission of Sweet Briar College.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours: M - F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with possible evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as needed for event preparation, etc. On campus housing, as a taxable benefit, to be utilized for hosting Sweet Briar College entertainment and fundraising events.

Competency:

  • Belief in the importance of philanthropy to carry out the mission of Sweet Briar College
  • Understanding of women's philanthropy
  • Understanding of and experience with, a growth-oriented annual giving program
  • Excellent oral, written, and persuasive abilities
  • Ability to work effectively with range of volunteer leadership
  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical abilities
  • Ability to establish and meet goals and deadlines
  • Proficiency with, or ability and willingness to learn, Banner software and related office technologies
  • Experience with capital campaigns
  • Excellent judgement, ability to work with confidential information, high integrity, and sound critical thinking skills
  • Business and financial knowledge, including budgeting skills and financial reporting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Supervises the position of Assistant Director of Sweet Briar Fund/Annual Giving

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Establish goals and objectives for all programs within the department and ensure the successful completion of the goals for a comprehensive annual giving program
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive annual giving program that meets and exceeds multi-year growth goals in alumnae and constituent giving to the College
  • Track and analyze key performance indicators and make ongoing changes to improve the performance of key giving benchmarks, including:
    • Individual giving benchmarks, including number of new alumnae donors, retained alumnae donors, reactivated alumnae donors, total alumnae donors, increase in gift size per alumna, and average gift per alumna
    • Class giving benchmarks, including Reunion and non-Reunion year total giving by class, increased giving by class, class year giving participation rates, and giving by class to the Sweet Briar Fund
  • Responsible for the growth of the leadership annual giving program, continuously increasing the number of donors and level of overall giving to the Sweet Briar Fund through gifts to the Boxwood Circle ($2,500+) and other leadership annual giving societies ranging from $1,000 to $25,000
  • Responsible for a personal solicitation portfolio of 40 - 60 Sweet Briar Fund donors, to be determined in consultation with the VP of Alumnae Relations and Development
  • Provide support for Sweet Briar Fund volunteer solicitors, including class agents for Reunion and non-Reunion years and Boxwood Circle solicitors
  • Assist fundraising colleagues with the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of major and planned giving prospects among Sweet Briar Fund donors
  • Help to educate alumnae, students, and parents about the importance of philanthropy and the Sweet Briar Fund
  • Work closely with the VP for Alumnae Relations and Development and the alumnae leadership of the College
  • Identify and cultivate potential alumnae volunteer solicitors
  • Represent the department and serve on College committees as requested by the VP for Alumnae Relations and Development

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5-8 years in annual giving or major gifts within a college/university/school setting, or other corporate or non-profit professional setting or as a board member

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sweet Briar College graduate

Work Environment: Occasional weekend, evening, and holiday work required. Flexibility to travel regularly.

Physical Demands: Able and willing to move small boxes and other office items up to 35 lbs. Will pick up and deliver materials throughout the campus.

Travel: 25 - 30%

Deadline for Submission: August 10, 2016

Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

To Apply: Please send SBC employment application (located at the top of the page), cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected].


 

Director of Alumnae Relations

Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Vice President for Alumnae and Development

Summary/Objective: Provide leadership and management for the development and implementation of programs that promote alumnae engagement both on and off campus. The Director is responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive and integrated alumnae program, including the Alumnae Alliance, Reunions, Alumnae Clubs, and other alumnae initiatives.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with possible evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as needed for event preparation, etc. On campus housing, as a taxable benefit, to be utilized for hosting Sweet Briar College entertainment and fundraising events.

Competency:

  • Belief in the mission of Sweet Briar College, and in the importance of women's colleges
  • Understanding of college alumnae and constituent relations programs
  • Excellent oral, written, and persuasive abilities
  • Ability to work effectively with a range of volunteer leadership
  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical abilities
  • Ability to establish, and meet, goals and deadlines
  • Proficiency with, or willingness to learn to use, Banner software and related office technologies
  • Commitment to the long term sustainability of Sweet Briar College

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Supervises the position of Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work on an active basis with the Alumnae Alliance leadership and VP for Alumnae Relations
  • Establish goals and objectives for all programs within the department and ensure the successful completion of the goals for a comprehensive alumnae engagement program
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the alumnae relations program with the goal of ensuring increased alumnae engagement with, and support for, the College's objectives, and as a means of providing an important way in which alumnae, students, parents, and families engage with the College as stakeholders in its future
  • Organize and produce evaluations and analyses of Alumnae Relations progress including on campus visits, event participation rates, volunteer engagement, alumnae giving, and other key benchmarks.
  • Work cooperatively with other campus departments to promote alumnae involvement with, and awareness of, their programs
  • Assist fundraising colleagues with the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospects and donors
  • Help to educate alumnae, students, and parents about the importance of philanthropy
  • Identify and cultivate potential alumnae leaders
  • Manage alumnae awards, Reunion, Founders Day, and recognition programs
  • Organize and implement Alumnae Student Programs
  • Promote and provide opportunities for faculty and alumnae interaction through faculty involvement on Alumnae Committees, as speakers for on and off campus alumnae events and tours, and alumnae and faculty gatherings on campus
  • Represent the department and serve on College committees as requested by the VP for Alumnae Relations and Development
  • Manage the budget for the Alumnae Relations component of the Alumnae Relations and Development department
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Three to five years in alumnae/alumni relations, constituent relations, or related field in institutional advancement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sweet Briar College graduate

Work Environment: Occasional weekend, evening, and holiday work required. Flexibility to travel regularly.

Physical Demands: Able and willing to move small boxes and other office items up to 35 lbs. Will pick up and deliver materials throughout the campus.

Travel: 25 - 30% for alumnae events

Deadline for Submission: August 10, 2016

Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

To Apply: Please send SBC employment application (located at the top of the page), cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected].


 

Outreach, Assessment, Student Success and Facilities Assistant

Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Director of Integrated Information Systems/CIO and Research Services and Instruction Librarian: Head Digital Initiatives and Outreach

Summary/Objective: This position is responsible for library outreach and communication for resources, student success training, offerings administration, coordination of all events in facility (scheduling, set-up, calendaring), Friends of the Library liaison and assessment of library use. Nurtures the efficiency and competency of student workers and ensures the provision of exemplary customer service. Participate in library social media communications.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours: Supervisory/ 37.5 Hours a Week

Competency:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, MAC and Windows computers, copy/fax and other general office equipment
  • Familiarity with ILLIAD interlibrary loan systems, OCLC, data assessment, and web and statistical packages
  • Experience with Horizon ILS, LibStaffer, LibAnalytics, and microform

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Seven+ Interlibrary Loan Assistants

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assess and report data for all library physical and electronic use-gate counts, database statistics, circulation reports, facilities use, student time use patterns, etc.
  • Serve as emergency plan and disaster plan facilities manager; maintain plan documentation, signage, and communications
  • Maintain "Friends of the Library" scheduling, organization, written and electronic communications, vendor relationships, and assist with production of the newsletter
  • Manage outreach communications and training sessions
  • Provide backup for ILLIAD services Assess journal and electronic and book patterns of use
  • Monitor and post on social media sites (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc.) maintained and participated on by SBC Library
  • Continuous updates for the "About" and "Event" sections of SBC Library web presence
  • Point of contact for Library facility scheduling calendar and integration with campus events calendar and policies
  • Foster a positive and affable work environment.
  • Prepare and distribute weekly database and statistical LION system reports
  • Oversee student worker training program; ensure all modules are completed and assess student worker progress
  • Review library safety and security cameras and entry and exit data
  • Serve as a first level of contact with patrons to provide assistance & troubleshoot issues
  • Assess Access Services division in conjunction with librarians and access services supervisor

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree with two years' library experience

Work Environment: Extended computer use; may be required to work some evening or weekend hours for events or functions

Physical Demands: Bending, lifting and packaging books, shelving materials, and moving book trucks

Travel: 10 - 20% for conferences, functions, and events

Deadline for Submission: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

To Apply: Please send SBC employment application (located at the top of the page), cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected].


 

Academic Technologist

Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Chief Technology Officer

Summary/Objective: Sweet Briar College seeks an Academic Technologist to advise, instruct and support faculty in areas of digital pedagogy and instructional design for online and technology-assisted learning initiatives. The ideal candidate will research trends in technology to guide the College in planning its long-term instructional goals, provide outreach to the community to raise awareness of available tools and services, and provide appropriate support for faculty using digital pedagogies.

Key to the position will be exploration of existing and new technologies to support the development of both a virtual & digital scholarship center and a physical service center in support of digital scholarship. The candidate will also work with faculty, students, and staff in the exploration, implementation, and assessment of multimodal digital scholarship.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours: 12-month position. This position allows flex-scheduling during academic terms to address student and faculty schedules. Generally Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Competency:

  • Extensive knowledge and comfort with modern technologies that apply to the field.
  • Ability to express complex concepts in an engaging way that can appeal to faculty, staff and students at a wide range of technical skill levels.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Student Instructional Assistants (2-10)

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Consult with faculty on available educational technologies and help faculty create and implement technology-enhanced learning experiences.
  • Remain current on the range of pedagogical methods employed at the collegiate level and ways of applying technology to them.
  • Research and introduce new technologies that have been shown to have pedagogical value and serve as a key liaison to other curricular and technology support groups.
  • Consult with faculty on effective instructional design and instructional technology to benefit student learning.
  • Provide the documentation, training workshops, and faculty development programming, and technical support that community members need to use educational technologies successfully.
  • Demonstrate and showcase the potential of various instructional technologies and how they promote effective pedagogy and scholarship.
  • Participate with peers and the Chief Technology Officer in setting priorities of various instructional technology projects and initiatives.
  • Additional duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Graduate degree in instructional technology or equivalent work knowledge.
  • Minimum required experience: Experience with college instruction and technology support in an educational institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred degrees, licenses, or credentials: Appropriate certifications and licenses or equivalent experience.
  • Typical amount and type of experience necessary in order to be fully competent: One to three years' professional focus on educational technology in a higher education environment and/or an advanced academic degree and experience working with existing and emerging technologies to support teaching, learning, and/or research.
  • Specialized skills or experience that would be helpful to an incumbent: College or post-secondary teaching experience a plus.

Work Environment: Typical office and classroom environments.

Physical Demands: N/A

Travel: Occasional travel for conferences, professional development, etc.

Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to [email protected].


 

Maintenance Mechanic (Plumber)

Classification: Nonexempt

Reports To: Building Maintenance Supervisor

Summary/Objective: Under the supervision of the Building Maintenance Supervisor responsible for plant operation and maintenance, performs the duties normally required of mechanical repair and operation personnel. Follows recognized procedures and techniques to safely perform duties repairing, replacing and/or installing in the carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and HVAC trades. With primary responsibility in plumbing.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours: This will be a full time position working from 7am to 3:30pm 5 days a week. You will be on call for a week once every 7 weeks. During that time, you are expected to carry a cell phone and respond to any emergency after hours, including weekends.

Competency:

  • Ability to plan, organize, control, and direct all aspects of required corrective and preventative maintenance.
  • Ability to work within the overall organization of the Physical Plant and work with skilled and unskilled personnel and administrators.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills and be able to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to express ideas effectively and concisely.
  • Must be willing to seek training to enhance or learn new skills.
  • Must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing missions of the College.
  • Must possess knowledge and technical skills required for the repair and maintenance of plumbing systems.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia Driver's License and have the ability to maintain a motor vehicle record to allow driving on and off campus.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform repairs and/or replacement of plumbing fixtures, valves, and other devices as required.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the water treatment systems on campus.
  • Responsible for maintaining the boiler operation.
  • Assist with controlling the chemical balance of the pool.
  • Observe and report, through the work order system or your supervisor, any and all defects, deterioration, and wear and tear on the facilities.
  • Dismantles machines and devices for servicing, repair, or replacement of parts.
  • Replaces washers packing, or parts on faucets, flushometers, valves, traps, etc.
  • Clears stoppages in sanitary or storm drainage systems using plumber's snake, vacuum or manual plungers.
  • Replaces gaskets, seals on water coolers and other equipment.
  • Assist as required and/or directed with snow plowing, snow and ice removal.
  • Assist as required and cooperate with all Physical Plant tradespeople in the performance of day to day duties and responsibilities.
  • Maintains plant or work areas in safe, clean operating condition.
  • Reports unsafe conditions, or building or equipment damage to supervisor.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and additional hours when required.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED, Trade or technical school diploma or degree
  • Three year's experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities or any combination of education, training, or experience which fulfills the requirements of the position and needs of the Sweet Briar College

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Journeyman or Master Plumbers License

Work Environment:

Will be working in a diverse range of working conditions, both inside and outside. To include, but not limited to, cold and hot temperatures, wet and dry conditions, quiet and noisy conditions.

Physical Demands:

  • Requires full range of body motion, including reaching, stooping, kneeling, climbing and walking.
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50lbs.
  • Requires standing/walking for extended periods of time.
  • Must have good vision, with or without corrective devices.
  • Requires ability to operate motorized maintenance equipment requiring manual dexterity.

Travel: None

Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

To Apply: Please send SBC employment application (located at the top of the page), cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected].


 

Instructor in Riding

Quality, experienced riding instructor in American hunter and jumper system. Top riding program/liberal arts college.  Teach beginners through advanced riders. Experience coaching students in both Collegiate and open competitions as well as riding and training hunters and jumpers is highly desirable. Ride and re-school horses as needed. We are seeking a team player who is a mature career oriented person and a dedicated teacher. B.A. or B.S degree and strong teaching experience preferred. ANRC background preferred. USHJA Trainer Certification and USEF Judge's cards are a plus. Professional development encouraged and supported. Salary commensurate with experience. All inquiries confidential. Interested applicants should send resumes and references to: Mimi Wroten, Director of Riding, Box 6, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA  24595 or by email to [email protected]

 


 

Catering Supervisor                                    

Reports To: Director of Catering

Department / Location: Catering

Supervises the catering events and reports to the Director of Catering. Ensures that events run smoothly and according to established company procedures.  Ensures that standards are maintained for food quality, service, sanitation, cash handling, and supervision of team members. Assists in following established cost guidelines and ensures compliance with established standards. May participate with members of management in the interviewing, orientation, hiring, training, scheduling, discipline and performance appraisals of team members. Acts as a liaison between hourly team members and members of management. May also be required to perform hands-on tasks as required by the operation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

      • Supervises team members in their area of responsibility.  Consults with members of management to make changes as needed to improve services.
      • Follows established Company and client policies and procedures.  Upholds standards.
      • Communicates using Smile Plus skills and coaches team members on their use of the Smile Plus hospitality imperatives.
      • May assist in purchasing foods and supplies.
      • Maintains presence in service areas to assess customer satisfaction levels and resolve problems.  Communicates findings to members of management.
      • Ensures practices and procedures comply with federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
      • Follows the human resource policies and procedures; Treats team members with fairness and respect.
      • Has input into hiring, performance appraisal and discipline of staff under management oversight.
      • Orients and trains staff.  May be required to present inservice training programs.
      • Communicates to staff regularly, both formally and informally; holds team meetings to ensure staff awareness of department activities.  Assists management in keeping team members aware of any changes in policies and procedures.
      • Serves as a role model for team members by maintaining standards for appearance, dress, attendance and professional behavior.
      • Enforces safety standards with team members.  Reports safety problems to management.
      • Ensures sanitation standards are enforced. Monitors cleaning procedures.
      • Maintains morale on their shift through a sense of urgency, professionalism, and team building; resolves team member conflicts.
      • May assist in the planning and execution of catered events in conjunction with other team members.
      • May open and close the department.  Demonstrates responsibility for department security.
      • Performs hands-on tasks as required by the operation.
      • Maintains a plan for self-development and professional growth.

Qualifications:

      • One or more years experience in a dining service role.
      • High school graduate or GED preferred.
      • Ability to perform basic math calculations.
      • Ability to organize workloads and meet time deadlines.
      • Supervisory and team management skills desirable.
      • Completion of ServSafe desirable.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

      • Lifting objects up to 50 lbs. 
      • Bending, reaching and grasping.
      • Walking short distances. 
      • Exposure to high noise, heat and humidity levels. 
      • Standing for long periods on hard surfaces.

Job Hazards include:

Burns, cuts, slips, falls and back sprains.

To apply, interested applicants should  submit a resume and application to [email protected], listing title of the position in the subject line.


 

Cook

Reports To: Executive Chef

Department / Location: Kitchen

Responsible for the quality, quantity and timeliness of that day's meal production. He or she prepares the food in accordance with recipes, standards and procedures under strict sanitary conditions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

      1. Prepare food according to recipes and also enforce the "batch" cooking method.
      2. Ensure the quality of the food produced, and maintain the quality and quantity of food throughout the service period, utilizing production sheets.
      3.  Ensure proper line presentation: proper pans are used, pans are garnished, proper utensils are used according to recipe specifications, and food products are maintained at the proper serving temperatures as specified by recipes or management.
      4. Maintain open lines of communication with other associates, e.g., line servers, concerning specific information about food items on a daily basis.
      5. Complete daily production sheets.
      6. Make sure all food items are properly stored and dated.
      7. Follow all HACCP guidelines in utilizing leftovers.
      8. Follow cleaning schedule as provided by management, using "clean as you go" techniques.
      9. Maintain an open line of communication with management, informing them of products and supplies needed.
      10. Follow the uniform dress code and maintain proper personal hygiene.
      11. Follow all Sweet Briar Gold Standards.
      12. Assist fellow team members at every opportunity.
      13. Perform any other duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      • Standing and/or walking - 100% of time.                    
      • Occasionally lifting up to 40 lbs.
      • Frequently lifting up to 20 lbs.

To apply, interested applicants should  submit a resume and application to [email protected], listing title of the position in the subject line.

 


 

Campus Safety Officer

Reports to: Director of Campus Safety

Purpose of Job: To conserve the peace, and maintain the physical security of the Sweet Briar community.

Typical Responsibilities Include:

      • Perform physical security duties, including Access Control/Dispatch duties and crowd control functions.
      • Maintain a mobile and foot patrol of the main campus and perimeters.
      • Ensure that all policies, rules and regulations of Sweet Briar College and the Commonwealth of Virginia are being enforced, including those related to alcohol, smoking, parking, hunting, visitation, trespassing; issue citations as appropriate.
      • Respond to all alarms, suspicious person reports, medical emergencies, etc.
      • Staff the entrance checkpoint.
      • Secure buildings.
      • Escort students as needed.
      • Investigate incidents.
      • Assist other law enforcement agencies, rescue personnel, when needed.

Required qualifications:

      • Education: High School Graduate (or GED)
      • Manual and physical requirements:
        • Be able to confront or restrain subjects,
        • Perform effectively within physical and/or mentally stressful situations.
        • Be in good physical condition.
      • Knowledge, skills and abilities: 
        • Demonstrated ability to interact with others in a professional manner and use sound judgment when resolving issues and assessing situations
        • Demonstrated positive customer service and ability to build relationships within the framework of Community Policing
        • Ability to communicate well with students, staff, faculty, guests, and other law enforcement officers
        • Knowledge of current law enforcement/security techniques
        • Familiarity with Virginia and federal laws and regulations applicable to the College
        • Ability to maintain confidentiality
        • Ability to work a variety of shifts
      • Licenses or certifications required:  Valid Virginia driver's license. Good driving record. (DMV and background check will be completed by SBC as part of hiring process.) 
      • Minimum required experience:  6 months in customer service, security, or similar role

Preferred qualifications:

      • Preferred degrees, licenses or credentials:  Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Knowledge of physical security measures.
      • Typical amount and type of experience necessary in order to be fully competent:  1-year experience with law enforcement/security at a higher education institution.
      • Specialized skills or experience that would be helpful to an incumbent:  Any police/security/first aid/ dispatch/RAD/emergency training.

Working conditions: Job entails working on holidays, weekends, 1st. 2nd 3rd. shifts. Office is open 24 hours per day/ 365 days per year. Overtime will be required. The nature of the occupation is sometimes adversarial and the potential exists to be involved in a life-threatening situation.

To Apply: Send resume and completed employment application (available on the website) via email to [email protected].

 


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Sweet Briar College
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 1090
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
(434) 381-6465