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2016 Reunion Workers

2016 Reunion Supervisor

Painter

Groundskeeper

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Associate Director, Sweet Briar Program in France

Director of Campus Safety

Vice President of Enrollment Management

Teaching Fellowship in Riding

Instructor in Riding

Catering Supervisor

Cook

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Visiting Professor of Computer Science

Director of International Students and Study Abroad

Campus Safety Officer

Assistant Professor of Arts Management and Babcock Manager

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

Assistant or Associate Professor of International Affairs

Assistant Professor of Education

Associate Professor of Education

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and Program Director of Environmental Science

Controller


 

2016 Reunion Workers

Reports to: Associate Director of Alumnae Relations and Annual Giving

Employment dates: June 1st - June 5th, 2016

Purpose of Job: Assist with the 2016 Reunion event

Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform final checks and decorate dorms and hospitality rooms.
  • Assist with event registration, set-ups and clean ups.
  • Work on Special Projects with Alumnae's children.
  • Follow proper procedure for checkout.
  • Work on Event project work such as Alumnae College, Special Tours, Gala, Festival, Movie Night and other events by assignment.
  • Collaborate and participate with other Student Assistants and Supervisor.
  • Provide general assistance to all Alumnae Relations & Development Staff.
  • General office duties assigned as needed based on Event Projects.
  • Enter hours worked into web time entry, adhering to all deadlines.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to follow directions, demonstrate a strong work ethic and personal integrity, work with little supervision, and collaborate with others
  • Work through logistical operational tasks
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented and punctual with all attendance
  • Sensitivity to confidential information
  • Proficiency with basic computer programs, including Excel and data management
  • Interest in management and/or event planning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with marketing or other creative projects
  • Prior work experience

Working Conditions: Able to lift up to 20 lbs; must be able to work well with children as part of the special projects. Position may require working 40+ hours per week.

To apply: Please send Sweet Briar application for employment (located on the HR website), cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected].


 

2016 Reunion Supervisor

Reports to: Associate Director of Alumnae Relations and Annual Giving

Employment dates: June 1st - June 5th, 2016

Purpose of Job: Assist with the 2016 Reunion event

Supervises: Reunion workers

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide updated files on all Reunion records.
  • Assist with special projects with the Children's Program.
  • Oversee the Reunion Worker projects.
  • General duties include: helping with registration, set-ups, and clean-ups.
  • Greet Alumnae and direct them to specified locations.
  • Work on Event project work such as Alumnae College, Special Tours, Gala, Festival, Movie Night and other events by assignment.
  • Collaborate with Security throughout Reunion.
  • Collaborate and participate with other student assistants in assigned project work.
  • Supervisor is expected to keep herself informed about the events and programs and to learn basic facts.
  • General duties assigned as needed based on Event Projects.
  • Ensure accurate working hours are submitted by all student workers by the require deadlines; approve all web time entry submissions by student workers by the required approval deadlines to ensure proper and timely payroll processing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to follow directions, demonstrate a strong work ethic and personal integrity, work with little supervision, and collaborate with others
  • Supervisory abilities and a strong desire to lead a team in the workplace
  • Work through logistical operational tasks
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented and punctual with all attendance
  • Sensitivity to confidential information
  • Proficiency with basic computer programs, including Excel and data management
  • Interest in management and/or event planning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with marketing and/or other creative projects
  • Prior work experience related to reunions

Working Conditions: Able to lift up to 20 lbs; must be able to work well with children as part of the special projects. Position may require 40+ hours per week.

To apply: Please send Sweet Briar application for employment (located on the HR website), cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected].


 

Painter

Reports to: Journeyman Carpenter

Purpose of Job: The Painter maintains the painting needs inside and outside of all buildings.

Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities with this role.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform any necessary drywall repairs
  • Properly prepare all surfaces for paint.
  • Paint all areas of the buildings inside and out as needed.
  • Clean up work area properly.
  • Maintain an organized paint shop.
  • Perform other task in the Carpenter Shop as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Manual and physical requirements:
    • 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.
    • Must be able to climb and not be afraid of heights
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Comprehensive, working knowledge of painting methods and procedures, materials, tools and equipment.

Working Conditions: Must be able to work longer hours and weekends if needed.

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


 

Groundskeeper

Reports to: Lead Grounds Supervisor

Purpose of Job: The Groundskeeper performs semi-skilled and skilled tasks relating to the maintenance and beautification of all campus grounds.

Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities with this role.

Essential Responsibilities:

Common Grounds Responsibilities Include:

  • Police grounds, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks and sweep or blow clean as needed. Maintain litter free grounds, sidewalks, curbs and patio areas.
  • Perform snow removal duties, operating snow plow(s), spreader, and other snow removal equipment.
  • Under direct supervision provide landscape services to include fine grading, bed preparation, and installation of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers.
  • Clean-up from storm damage to include but not limited to removal of trees and other debris.
  • The marking of athletic fields and the repair and storage of goals.
  • Perform event setups as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor when specific responsibilities shown below are not required or are considered a lower priority by your supervisor.

Specific Groundskeeper Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain roads and other surfaced areas to include reworking and resurfacing graveled roads, keeping drainage ditches and other drains free of obstructions, repair and/or replace asphalt on roads and walks.
  • Maintain lawn areas with proper equipment to include mowing, bush hogging, edging, seeding, and fertilizing.
  • Perform routine and emergency cleanup of trees and shrubs.
  • Perform the transfer of compost materials to the compost storage area.

Required Qualifications:

    • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
    • Manual and physical requirements:
      • Requires full range of body motion, including reaching, stooping, kneeling, climbing and walking.
      • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50lbs.
      • Requires standing/ extensive walking for extended periods of time.
      • Must have good vision, with or without corrective devices.
      • Requires working in all types of weather.
    • Knowledge, skills, and abilities
      • Ability to work as a team with some supervisory skills.
      • Operate hand held equipment such as blowers, weed eaters, and etc.
      • Operate and perform maintenance checks on lawn mowing equipment.
      • Operate and perform maintenance checks on large equipment to include bucket truck, skidster, tractor, and trash truck.
    • Licenses or certifications required
      • Must have a valid driver's license.

Working Conditions: (Include items such as occupational exposures or unusual working hours or environments) Must be able to work weekends and longer hours if needed. Position requires work be completed in all types of weather conditions.

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


 

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Reports to: Head Athletic Trainer

Purpose of Job: The assistant athletic trainer (ATC) works closely with the director of athletics in regards to the athletic department policies and procedures as they relate to the student athlete's health care.

The assistant ATC works directly with all coaches in the administration of their programs regarding health care for the student athletes (ex. medical clearances reports, physical exams, physician referrals, insurance and consent forms, safety equipment) and with student athletes.

The assistant ATC is responsible for providing quality health services to student athletes, serving as a liaison between the athlete and the physician, and performing other college duties as assigned by the athletic director.

The assistant ATC will be responsible for day-to-day administrative duties and supervision of athletic training area as a whole.

Supervises: Limited supervisory responsibilities in regards to student workers, independent contractor ATCs, and/or other ATCs of visiting teams. 

Required Qualifications:

      • Master's degree
      • 1 to 3 years relevant experience
      • Certified Athletic Training License
      • Experience working in collaboration with student health and wellness providers
      • Occasional Team travel
      • Qualified to teach and certify other on-campus personnel in first-aid and CPR
      • Current on all relevant certifications
      • Able to collaborate with other areas of campus staff, faculty, and students as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience with equestrian programs and intercollegiate athletics

NOTES:

Position is a full-time, 10-month appointment, with benefits.

Additional salary Information: Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Teresa Boylan, SBC Director of Athletics, at [email protected].

This position will remain open until filled.


 

 

Associate Director, Sweet Briar Program in France

Sweet Briar College seeks an associate director for the U.S. office of our Junior Year in France (JYF) program (jyf.sbc.edu). JYF has been administered by Sweet Briar College in Virginia since 1948. The program offers students from more than 35 colleges and universities the opportunity to study in France each year, and is the oldest coeducational, intercollegiate program in Paris. The full-time benefits eligible associate director, based on the Sweet Briar College campus, oversees the successful administration of the JYF program in cooperation with the director of operations located in Paris.

The ideal candidate will possess:

      • excellent command of the French language;
      • Master's degree in higher education administration, intercultural communications, international education, or a related field;
      • commitment to high educational standards;
      • working knowledge of the French higher education system;
      • minimum of 4 years program management/similar administrative experience, preferably in study abroad office at an American university;
      • experience in best practices for an assessment of intercultural learning; and
      • familiarity with Terra Dotta's TDS for Study Abroad software would be a plus.

The associate director's responsibilities include:

      • budget, staff management and operations of the JYF office at Sweet Briar College;
      • oversee all public relations and marketing activities, including program website, annual alumni magazine, etc.;
      • provide oversight of all recruitment of students and liaison with study abroad offices at partner universities, as well as prospecting for new university partners;
      • supervise the entire online application process and follow-up for accepted students, including pre-departure arrangements;
      • administer program scholarships and grant opportunities to students;
      • travel by plane to Paris several times a year to meet with the program director and other staff to ensure close cooperation between the two offices to provide students with a safe, sound, high-quality, consistent, and robust study abroad program;
      • work closely with the Paris director to articulate goals for linguistic proficiency and intercultural learning and to develop tools to assess outcomes; and
      • maintain awareness of current trends and research in study abroad and willingness to attend professional meetings to stay up to date in the field.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and three professional letters of reference in a single PDF file via email to [email protected]. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 31, 2016.


 

Director of Campus Safety

Reports to: Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

Purpose of Job: To foster a welcoming environment while ensuring the safety and security of the Sweet Briar Community by serving as the chief law enforcement officer for the campus and having overall responsibility for budget, human resource management, and priority setting for campus safety, including short- and long-range emergency plans.

Supervises:  Police & safety officers (currently a staff of 10-13 full and part-time officers), office administrator.

Essential Duties Include:

      • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities involved in the preservation of the College's constituencies (students, employees, visitors and other individuals on-campus) and physical assets (land, buildings, horses, equipment, residences, vehicles, etc.).
      • Ensures officers are providing appropriate support to all constituencies (students, faculty, staff, parents, visitors, guests, etc.) and are appropriately trained for providing that support.
        • Promotes a collegial spirit within the department and with the community.
        • Instills and requires a "lead by example" and "customer focused" approach for all Campus Safety staff.
        • Supports the institutional culture of individual/group responsibility and accountability. 
        • Reviews police reports of subordinate officers and takes appropriate follow-up action.
        • Ensure that appropriate equipment is available for use by the Department of Campus Safety.
        • Ensures staff members are trained about e2Campus and the College's Emergency Plan.
        • Ensures appropriate staffing for all shifts.
      • Ensures state and local ordinances and campus policies are maintained relating to the prevention of crime, traffic safety, and parking regulations; responsible for accurate and timely reporting of incidents as required by laws, regulations, policies and best practices.
      • Collaborates with key departments (e.g. Co-Curricular Life, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Physical Plant, etc.) and, when appropriate, student leaders to formulate and review safety/security policies, procedures and regulations and approaches to enforcement/community education.
      • Serve as liaison between College and local/state/federal law enforcement officials.
      • Ensures effective security processes, services and systems are used, including but not limited to: ID/card access systems, key systems, crime reporting, etc.
        • Ensures that the Department of Campus Safety is prepared to handle all types of emergencies and/or disasters.
        • Implements best practices in the field of public safety.
      • Develops (through leadership with and participation on the College's Crisis Response Team) and implements emergency and contingency plans.
      • Facilitates the creation and delivery of educational opportunities to the campus community related to safety and security.
      • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Required qualifications

Education: Associate degree in police administration or related field; bachelor's degree in criminal justice or similar field preferred.

Manual and physical requirements: Must be physically able to discharge a firearm, confront or restrain subjects, and perform well within physically and/or mentally stressful situations.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: 

      • Knowledge of current law enforcement techniques and familiarity with Virginia and federal laws and regulations applicable to the College, including but not limited to Clery Act, Title IX, and VAWA.
      • Demonstrated ability to implement community policing strategies and manage a staff to build relationships as a component of effective policing with a diverse group of constituents (students, staff, faculty, residents, visitors, alumnae, parents, etc.).
      • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and other law enforcement officers.
      • Successful track record of providing broad leadership, including planning, organizing, supervising and establishing goals and objectives.
      • Proficiency with firearms, including handguns, shotguns and rifles.

Licenses or certifications required:

Must be licensed to carry concealed and be able to maintain that license

Must be a certified police officer, having successfully completed Police Academy Training

Current certifications to include: CPR, CSO, SCOP, and FEMA

Minimum required experience: 5 years in law enforcement, security, military police or similar occupation

Specialized skills or experience that would be helpful to an incumbent: Administrative experience in supervising personnel.

Working conditions:

Required to be on call 24 hours a day/seven days a week and able to respond to emergencies in potentially hazardous environments.

Interested candidates should submit their credentials as soon as possible to: [email protected]. Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.


 

Vice President of Enrollment Management                       

Reports to: President, Sweet Briar College

Overview:

Sweet Briar College is a women's liberal arts institution, located in Central Virginia approximately 12 miles north of Lynchburg and 60 miles south of Charlottesville. Founded in 1901, the College's curriculum encompasses a comprehensive baccalaureate program in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as masters' programs in education. It is one of two women's colleges in the United States offering an ABET-accredited engineering degree program.

In March 2015, the College suddenly announced closure, citing declining enrollment and insurmountable financial pressure. Immediately, Sweet Briar alumnae mounted a significant fundraising effort, and three legal challenges were brought to fight the closure. Settlement was reached in June 2015, and governance of the College was assumed by a newly appointed board on July 2, 2015. The College opened on schedule on Aug. 26, 2015. Sweet Briar is rededicated to continuing its operations "in perpetuity," as stated in the founder's will, and to flourishing as a women's liberal arts college in the 21st century and beyond.

Sweet Briar College seeks an experienced, data-driven and forward-looking enrollment professional to develop a comprehensive enrollment strategy that will enable the College to pursue strategic goals in an informed, integrated and intentional way. Reporting directly to the president, the VPEM serves on the president's council, interfaces with the board of directors and serves and/or assists applicable board committees. He/She will be expected to engage the College community in important conversations about enrollment priorities, as well as galvanize all stakeholders around shared enrollment goals. 

Recruiting women to Sweet Briar is at the epicenter of the College's path to a sustainable future. We expect to reach a stabilizing level of 800 students by 2020, and can achieve that goal by enrolling 200 to 250 students per year.  Ultimately, we can foresee growing to approximately 1,200 students. Sweet Briar's academic standards are, and must continue to be, challenging and significant. We are educating future women leaders, preparing them for important roles in business, engineering, arts, the sciences and academia. The VPEM plays an integral role in achieving both enrollment numbers as well as enrollment standards.

Context and Essential Responsibilities:

The new vice president for enrollment management will have the opportunity to make an immediate and significant impact on the direction and stability of enrollment at Sweet Briar. Among the key opportunities and likely priorities for the vice president will be to:

      • Develop a comprehensive enrollment strategy. Provide strong, consistent and strategic direction for the enrollment process, focusing on sustained, positive enrollment and revenue results. Think creatively about enrollment strategy. Maintain and continuously improve high academic standards for admission.
      • Create and sustain a culture of shared ownership of enrollment management. Educate the campus community about best practices in enrollment management. Provide a strong, knowledgeable and influential voice in identifying pertinent national issues and trends, especially in women's liberal arts education.  Utilize the powerful network of alumnae who are committed to supporting Sweet Briar's future, and maintain positive working relationships with them.
      • Guide strategic discussions regarding multiple -- and often competing -- enrollment goals, including class size, academic quality, net tuition revenue and diversity. Provide context and a broad perspective on national and international market dynamics and challenges. Help the Sweet Briar community understand important enrollment metrics and the possible effects and consequences of proposed actions.
      • Understand the Sweet Briar culture. Be creative and adaptable in crafting enrollment strategies, while respecting the College's culture, character, values and traditions.
      • Direct the admission and financial aid organizations as an integrated team. Manage the admissions and financial aid offices under single leadership to optimize student recruitment, as well as meet entering class size, academic quality and net tuition revenue objectives.
      • Manage net tuition revenue targets. Work closely with the senior leadership team, and especially the vice president of finance and treasurer, to ensure balance in the entering class size, financial aid expenditures, tuition pricing and net tuition revenue goals.
      • Assess the effectiveness of Sweet Briar's financial aid policies and strategies. Evaluate the effectiveness of SBC's need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarship policies in attracting a talented, diverse and engaged student body. Determine ways to effectively leverage institutional and other resources.
      • Recruit and enroll students who will succeed at Sweet Briar. Look beyond the entering class with an eye to the graduating class, enrolling students with a strong likelihood of graduation.
      • Develop a meaningful connection with faculty. The vice president of enrollment management will want to communicate regularly with faculty members and others to have a deep understanding of Sweet Briar and its programs, as well as to create a shared understanding of the College's enrollment challenges and opportunities.
      • Develop a meaningful connection with alumnae. Deploy alumnae resources as effective extensions of the admissions process. Utilize their energy, particularly in securing acceptance of the College's offer, with students and parents alike.
      • Manage a high-performing team of professionals. Guide the admissions and financial aid teams in a thoughtful manner, and provide active direction to them. Continue to assure that their representation of Sweet Briar to the external community reflects the caliber of women's leadership the College educates. Be a "good boss."

Qualifications:

From prior experience, the successful candidate will have an exceptional record of regularly achieving enrollment and net revenue goals and improving a school's overall enrollment condition. We seek an enrollment leader with administrative experience and emotional intelligence who can see and manage toward the big picture with creativity, clarity and focus. The successful candidate will display a strong belief in the value of a women's liberal arts education, as well as the ability to articulate its benefits. A representative list of desired qualifications includes:

      • A strategist in enrollment, broadly defined
      • Strong motivation to achieve goals
      • High degree of loyalty to Sweet Briar and a deep commitment to liberal arts in a women's college setting
      • Willing to "shake things up" in a respectful way, taking measured risks as needed
      • Able to establish clear directives
      • Skilled in encouraging and managing positive change
        • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to listen well and speak and write persuasively
        • Savvy about both the business and student side of enrollment management
        • Able to make tough decisions
        • Displays grace under pressure
        • Displays a collaborative leadership style and a welcoming personal style
        • Strong planning skills
        • Able to manage, mentor and inspire staff
        • Committed to the highest ethical standards of admission and financial aid practices
        • Credibility and strong networks among higher education professionals and organizations
        • Imaginative; has the vision and ability to see what is possible

Substantial experience in comprehensive enrollment management is needed. A bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit their credentials as soon as possible to [email protected].

Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.


 

Teaching Fellowship in Riding

Sweet Briar College, a nationally ranked women's liberal arts college, is accepting applications for a Teaching Fellow for the Riding Program. Position is designed as a credential building teaching and coaching experience for a college graduate. Responsibilities include teaching, riding, and assistant coaching; assisting with social media, reporting results and activities, event planning/organization; stable management and administrative duties. Riding experience, knowledge of Hunter and Jumper Seat Equitation and the Forward Riding System, and a four-year degree are required. Salary $20,000-$25,000 with housing, utilities, and benefits. Seeking full academic-year commitment with potential for renewal. Send resume, outline of teaching experience, footage of advanced level riding experience, proposal of contributions you could make to program, and references to: Mimi Wroten, Director of Riding, Box 6, Sweet Briar, VA 24595 or by email 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.


 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Sweet Briar College seeks applicants for a one year, full-time teaching position in classics, beginning in fall 2016. The ideal candidate will hold the Ph.D. in classics or a closely related field (e.g., classical archaeology) and have experience teaching both Latin and Ancient Greek at all undergraduate levels. The candidate must be competent to teach Roman and Greek civilization courses at the 200 level to both majors and non-majors. An AOS in ancient history, archaeology, or material culture is a plus. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in a single PDF file by email to [email protected]. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 20, 2016.


 

Visiting Professor of Computer Science

Sweet Briar College, a nationally ranked, independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences college for women, seeks a Visiting Professor of Computer Science to provide guidance as SBC establishes a CS program. The successful candidate would be a passionate advocate for women in computer science and work most closely with the Department of Engineering and Physics and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

We seek a talented and collaborative individual with experience in teaching, curriculum development, and generating excitement for women in CS. The successful candidate would provide guidance on curriculum development, discuss opportunities for CS with faculty and staff across multiple areas at the college, initiate an outreach program for CS, and teach one course each semester.

The position is for the 2016-2017 academic year and may be ideal for a person on a sabbatical or a leave of absence from another position. There may be some flexibility with the start and end dates for the position. Faculty housing is often available for Sweet Briar visiting faculty.      

Sweet Briar College recently became an affiliate of BRAID (Building Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity). The BRAID initiative, led by the Anita Borg Institute and Harvey Mudd College, and funded by Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, CRA, and the National Science Foundation, is a partnership of over 20 universities across the nation, seeking to increase diversity in computer science.

Sweet Briar is one of two women's colleges in the United States offering an ABET-accredited engineering degree, and the college has been highly successful in preparing women for careers and graduate programs in the sciences. We seek to extend this success to computer science.

Qualification Requirements:

      • Ph.D. in computer science/related field or M.S. with substantial computing experience in industry
      • Broad understanding of issues related to attracting women to computer science
      • Expertise in curriculum development
      • Commitment to a student-centered learning environment
      • Experience with community outreach in computer science

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references in a single PDF file via email to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


 

Director of International Students and Study Abroad

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

      • Serve as PDSO (Principal Designated School Official) and SEVIS Coordinator, managing SEVIS reporting and compliance; immigration advising to F1 students (prospective, current, and alumnae on OPT)
      • Collaborate with on campus staff engaged in recruiting international students; ensure a smooth transition of international students to Sweet Briar; review and help determine eligibility of prospective students as needed; inform the admissions office and other staff engaged in recruiting of changes and updates to laws and procedures relevant to international students
      • Coordinate International Orientation. Work with the Dean of Student Life as well as the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement on the General Orientation for New Students to create sessions or activities to foster bonding of all students. Work with the staff of Residence Life on issues relating to acculturation in the residence halls
      • Advise students on immigration as well as other issues such as finances, academics, adjustment to campus life and to the U.S., health insurance, taxes, campus jobs, Social Security, and personal issues
      • Refer international students to campus resources as needed for academic and personal success including providing or arranging academic support
      • Liaise with other offices/departments regarding international students, inter and cross-cultural events as well as partnership with leadership development program inclusion
      • Update the content of the College webpages for international students
      • Advise on-campus students about study abroad opportunities and facilitate enrollment/application
      • Maintain budget for ISS office and assess the office annually for continuous improvement and viability

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Ability

      • Master's degree preferred, 3-5 years study abroad experience
      • Possess superior written and oral communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office
      • Possess knowledge and experience of legal issues related to immigration rules and regulations pertaining to SEVIS
      • Knowledgeable about best practices and highly involved in the field of international education, understanding the latest trends and issues in the field
      • Possess skills and direct experience in modelling leadership, judgement, and critical thinking in a student centered environment
      • The ability to think critically, providing customized support and solutions to the diverse needs of a multicultural student environment
      • Familiarity with usage of Terra Dotta software for data management and process streamliningAbility to provide exemplary customer service, execute organizational and analytical skills, and demonstrate the ability to multitask
      • Ability to work with, support, and create a thriving environment for a diverse multi-cultural student population
      • A career history of successful collaboration with professional, non-professional and student personnel, and with community groups, alumni, state and federal governmental agencies

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and a list of three professional references to: [email protected]. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Sweet Briar College, is a nationally ranked, independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences college for women. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.


 

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].

 


 

Assistant Professor of Arts Management and Babcock Manager

Sweet Briar College seeks an Assistant Professor of Arts Management and Babcock Manager.  It is a full-time, non-tenure track position designated one-half faculty and one-half staff and will be hired with a two-year renewable contract.

The curriculum of the arts management program is multidisciplinary: students gain exposure to museum studies, visual art, music and theatre, and then consider these disciplines in relation to broader issues in arts management within the framework of a liberal arts education. The successful candidate must be able to work collegially with members of many departments. This position requires expertise in two areas. Teaching responsibilities include 3 courses per year in Arts Management including Introduction to Arts Management, Performing Arts Management, and Leadership in Arts Organizations. Duties also include representing performing arts to the program, and supervision of student internships and practica. The staff responsibilities consist of the booking of outside groups as part of the Babcock Season, running the box office and front of house operations for all events in the Babcock Fine Arts Center, supervising students employed in the box office, and producing programs and promotion materials for the Division of Performing Arts. 

The successful applicant must possess a graduate degree in Arts Management or in another discipline in the performing arts, teaching experience at the undergraduate level, as well as experience managing a box office for an arts organization. Qualified candidates must also have continuing interest in professional growth.

The work year for this position is the academic year (mid-August through mid-May). The starting date for this position is mid-August 2016.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation in a single PDF file via email to [email protected]. Review of applications will start January 4, 2016. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2016.


 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

Sweet Briar College seeks applicants for a one year, full-time teaching position in comparative religion, with the possibility for renewal, beginning in fall 2016. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. in religion and have experience teaching undergraduate majors and non-majors. The AOS should be in the religions of North America and Latin America. The candidate must be also be able to teach the psychology of religion, comparative philosophy of religion, the religions of Africa, and a survey course in world religions. Training in the social sciences and gender studies, as well as interest in working in interdisciplinary studies would be helpful.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, a writing sample, and student evaluations in PDF format via email to [email protected]. Review of applications will start January 4, 2016. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2016.


 

Assistant or Associate Professor of International Affairs

Sweet Briar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in comparative politics. We seek candidates with experience and a proven scholarly record past the Ph.D., including publications and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The appointment may be either at the assistant or at the associate professor level, depending on academic experience. The successful candidate will be an engaged scholar-teacher who will be central in building the government and international affairs program for the future; will collaborate with colleagues across different disciplines and be open to contributing to a variety of majors and programs; will shape and participate in campus academic life; and will work closely with undergraduates on research and as a mentor.  The normal teaching load is 3:3.  Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body are especially welcome.  Candidates should have research and teaching interests in Asia, Latin America, Africa, or the Middle East.  While applicants from a variety of scholarly concentrations are welcome, we are particularly interested in candidates working on environmental or sustainability issues; health policy and practice; social justice; transitioning states; population, immigration, and demographics; or global political economy.

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected]. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a CV; 3) a statement on teaching, research, institutional experience, and future plans; 4) the names and full contact information for 3 references; and 5) an academic publication (journal- or chapter-length publication preferred).  Items 1-4 should be in a single PDF file; item 5 may be in the same file or a separate PDF.  Review of applications will start January 4, 2016.  For full consideration, applications should be received by February 9, 2016.


 

Assistant Professor of Education

Sweet Briar College invites applications for a non-tenure track two-year appointment in the education department at the assistant professor level in the area of special education and literacy development. The position has the potential to become tenure-track in the third year. The candidate must be committed to teaching excellence in a liberal arts community while maintaining an active program of scholarly research. Teaching assignments are 3:3:1, and preference will go to candidates who are able to model differentiated curriculum and instruction. The faculty member is also responsible for supervising clinical and student teaching experiences and advising undergraduate students.

Sweet Briar's education department prepares elementary and secondary licensure candidates to teach through integrated clinical and professional development courses in a five-year program leading to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). The department also offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) to licensed professionals. The focus of both degrees is differentiated curriculum, instruction and assessment.

A Ph.D. from an accredited institution and several years of K-12 teaching experience are required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via email in PDF format to [email protected]. Candidates who have experience with CAEP standards and assessments are strongly encouraged to apply. 


 

Associate Professor of Education

Sweet Briar College invites applications for a tenure track associate professor position in the Department of Education.

Sweet Briar's education department prepares elementary and secondary licensure candidates to teach through integrated clinical and professional development courses in a five-year program leading to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). The department also offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) to licensed professionals.  The focus of both degree programs is differentiated curriculum, instruction and assessment.

The successful applicant must possess an earned doctorate from an accredited institution and show evidence of successful classroom teaching experience. In this position, the faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in content area reading, assessment and curriculum design. The candidate's ability to model differentiated curriculum and instruction is an important consideration along with preparation and /or experience in special education. The faculty member is also responsible for supervising clinical and student teaching experiences and advising undergraduate students. Candidates who show evidence of scholarly publication and experience with integrating technology in their instruction are preferred.

A Ph.D. from an accredited institution and several years of K-12 teaching experience are required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via email in PDF format to [email protected].  Candidates who have experience with CAEP standards and assessments are strongly encouraged to apply.  


 

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and Program Director of Environmental Science

Sweet Briar College seeks a collaborative, creative environmental scientist, for a tenure track position at the advanced assistant or associate level, committed to the education of undergraduates, to join the Department of Environmental Science and create synergies with other departments. The field of expertise is open, but we especially welcome applicants who will use our 3250-acre campus as a research station and classroom (e.g. sustainable agriculture, soil science, biogeochemistry, ecohydrology). 

Our environmental alumnae are successful in graduate programs, and employed as environmental consultants, engineers, geospatial analysts and field scientists. The environmental program has unrealized potential, because Sweet Briar has distinct assets that offer opportunities for the program to expand in new directions. Among these assets are:

      • a 3250 acre campus with exceptional hardwood forests, permanent forest plots, a deer exclosure, lakes, a community garden, and warm season grass fields planted as biofuels (https://sites.google.com/a/sbc.edu/sbc-natural-areas/home)
      • a state-of-the-art research tower for studying biosphere-atmosphere interactions (http://sbc-lars.blog.sbc.edu/)
      • an administration that is supportive of academic and research use of the land
      • one of two women's colleges in the United States offering an ABET-accredited engineering degree program
      • faculty in the departments of biology, chemistry, engineering and physics, environmental science, mathematics and psychology who are highly collaborative in teaching and research
      • support for faculty research including an internal faculty grants program and a summer honors research program

 

Assistant Professor:

Requirements: A Ph.D. in an environmental science or related field; experience teaching undergraduates; a research program with the potential to involve undergraduates; interest in working across disciplines and engaging in collaborative scholarship or teaching.

Primary Responsibilities:  teach introductory through capstone level environmental science courses; mentor students in research; participate in revising the environmental curriculum; participate in outreach to middle school and high school girls interested in the environment.

 

Associate Professor and Program Director (with a fast track to tenure): 

Requirements: A Ph.D. in an environmental science or related field; evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduates and mentoring undergraduates in research; evidence of work across disciplines, for example by engaging in collaborative scholarship, teaching or curriculum development; and success in obtaining external funding for research, teaching or outreach.

Primary Responsibilities: teach introductory through capstone level environmental science courses; mentor students in research; lead a collaborative group in evaluating and revising the environmental curriculum; strengthen collaborations with other programs at the college; provide leadership in outreach to and recruiting of middle school and high school girls interested in the environment; work with Development to increase external and donor funding for the environmental program.

 

Application Requirements

For full consideration, please submit to [email protected] a single PDF file containing a cover letter describing your qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three references. For questions about the position, please contact Duberg Professor of Ecology Linda Fink ([email protected]). Review of applications will start January 11, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


 

Controller

Reports to: Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Sweet Briar College

Overview:

Sweet Briar College is a women's liberal arts institution, located in Central Virginia approximately 12 miles north of Lynchburg and 60 miles south of Charlottesville. Founded in 1901, the College's curriculum encompasses a comprehensive baccalaureate program in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as masters' programs in education. It is one of two women's colleges in the United States offering an engineering degree program.

In March 2015, the College suddenly announced closure, citing declining enrollment and insurmountable financial pressure. Immediately, Sweet Briar Alumnae mounted a significant fundraising effort, and three legal challenges were brought to fight the closure. Settlement was reached in June, and governance of the College was assumed by a newly appointed Board on July 2, 2015. The College opened on schedule on August 26, 2015. Sweet Briar is rededicated to continuing its operations "in perpetuity," as stated in the Founder's will, and to flourishing as a women's liberal arts college in the 21st century and beyond.

The Controller for Sweet Briar College reports to the VP of Finance & Treasurer, and is responsible for maintaining the College's financial records in an accurate, compliant and efficient manner. The incumbent is the chief accounting officer for the College and is responsible for all College accounting, budgeting, and financial records. He/she assures compliance with applicable GAAP, FASB, and governmental regulations and standards as well as analyzing the College debt covenants to assure compliance.

Under guidance of the VP of Finance & Treasurer, the Controller develops the annual operating budget and assures its timely submittal. He/She works with the various department heads to consolidate budget input and manage oversight of variance reporting. The Controller manages the Accounting Operations, Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables functions, as well as the Payroll and Purchasing. In all these functions, the incumbent oversees disciplined procedures that assure accurate records are maintained and service provided.

The Controller is responsible for the timely preparation and completion of annual audits in collaboration with the College's external auditors. These audits include the financial audit and the Form 990 tax return. He/She prepares quarterly financial statements for use by the College and external entities.

Positions reporting to the Controller include:

      • Associate Controller
        • Accounts Receivable Coordinator
        • Accounts Payable /Cashier
        • Payroll Coordinator
        • Senior Accountant
        • Accountant
      • Director of Purchasing
      • Administrative Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:

      • Maintain all records, ledgers, and sub-ledgers, assuring their accuracy and compliance with applicable accounting and financial regulations and standards
      • Assure timely closing of accounting records and produce related accounting reports to College management and trustees and to external entities
      • Prepare Budget reports on a monthly basis and prepare ad hoc financial reports as requested
      • Maintain detailed records of the College endowment and trust funds, including the tracking of cost and market values for each endowment account and the share value of each endowment account
      • Work collaboratively with department heads and senior leadership to maintain budget
      • Manage operating cash flow, assuring sufficient cash for payroll and operations.
      • Maintain optimal working relationship with College auditors and the Board Audit Committee, and prepare audit schedules in a timely manner so as to minimize auditing costs and to assure timely completion of the audits
      • Oversee Finance operations and activities for timeliness and accuracy

Requirements:

      • Bachelor's degree in accounting required, and an advanced degree in finance, business or accounting strongly preferred
      • CPA license, currently maintained
      • Progressively more responsible experience in a college or university business office, including knowledge of higher-education required topics, e.g. 990's and endowments
      • Strategic vision with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and a strong operations and systems focus
      • Well organized and self-directed individual who exhibits a high level of integrity
      • Ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
      • Intelligent and articulate, able to relate to people at all levels of an organization
      • SCT Banner experience highly desirable

Interested candidates should submit their credentials as soon as possible to: [email protected]. Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.

10/27/2015


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