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Director of International Students and Study Abroad

Campus Safety Officer

Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program

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


 

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/or completed employment application (available on the website) via email to Tony Muchine ([email protected]) or by mail to: Tony Muchine, Director of Campus Safety, Sweet Briar College, Box 102, Sweet Briar, VA 24595.

 


 

Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program

Sweet Briar College invites applications from fiction writers for a two-year position, with potential for renewal, as an Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program. Teaching load is normally 3:3, but the incumbent receives a one course per year reduction for administrative work. Courses will include an introductory creative writing workshop, topical intermediate and advanced workshops in fiction, an introductory composition course, and supervision of senior portfolio projects. The successful candidate will be an engaged artist-teacher who will be central in shaping the creative writing program for the future, will take part in the life and work of an English Department that offers majors and minors in both English and English/Creative Writing, and will work in collaborative ventures with colleagues across different disciplines.

Requirements: A terminal degree (MFA or PhD with creative dissertation) in hand by August 2016; an active record of significant publications in fiction; demonstrated excellence in teaching creative writing at the undergraduate level; and experience in program administration and development. Demonstrated interest in a second genre is valued, but not essential. For more information about the English department and the Creative Writing Program, visit english.sbc.edu.

Interested candidates should send application materials in PDF format by email to [email protected]. Review of applications will start December 28. To ensure full consideration, candidates must submit their completed applications by February 4, 2016. Applications should include (1) cover letter, including a statement on teaching, writing, administrative experience, and creative interests; (2) CV; (3) three letters of recommendation; (4) graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable); and (5) writing sample (no more than 30 pages).


 

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