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POSITION: Accounts Payable Director

DEPARTMENT: Business Office
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30a.m – 5:00p.m. (Overtime may be required)
SALARY: $40,000 - $55,000

REPORTS TO: VP for Business & Finance

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Accounts Payable Director manages all activities in the accounts payable and procurement function.  Ensures timely and accurate processing and payment of vendor invoices and expense statements in accordance with college policies.  Maintains the accounts payable subsidiary ledger and applicable accounting reports to ensure accuracy.  Prepares and files sales and use tax returns, admissions tax returns and 1099s by required deadlines.  Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their duties to ensure department goals are met.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Verifies and approves all requisitions, invoices and check requests entered into the college’s administrative system
  • Issues purchase orders to vendors, enters them in system and distributes internal copies to appropriate departments
  • Sets up invoices and check requests for payment in system
  • Prepares analyses of accounts
  • Researches and resolves invoice discrepancies and other issues
  • Prepares and submits bi-weekly spending plan recommendations to the VP for Business & Finance for review/approval 
  • Maintains payables for accuracy and in accordance with the college’s approved spending plan
  • Reviews cash requirement reports to ensure all approved invoices are flagged for payment in the appropriate check cycle
  • Prepares and performs check runs
  • Prepares and processes electronic transfers and payments
  • Prepares and transmits bank file needed to monitor checks paid on account
  • Decisions exceptions to bank’s paid checks monitoring system
  • Prepares and posts transactions to journals, ledgers and other records
  • Verifies and approves all paid checks and matches to purchase orders, invoices/check requests for accuracy prior to the issuance of payment
  • Tracks, reconciles and processes travel expenditure statements
  • Reconciles accounts payable transactions
  • Assist in monthly closeout activities related to accounts payable
  • Maintains vendor files
  • Corresponds with vendors and responds to inquiries
  • Produces periodic and monthly reports
  • Provides supporting documentation for audits
  • Manages, supports and develops staff, coaches to improve performance of subordinates, and holds employees accountable for meeting goals 
  • Conducts annual performance evaluations on subordinate staff providing specific and detailed feedback on their skills
  • Provides continuous training and support to internal and external college stakeholders regarding the institution’s procurement and accounts payable processes
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field
  • 3 or more years of accounts payable supervisory experience
  • 5 – 7 years of accounts payable experience 
  • 1 – 3 years of general accounting experience
  • 1099 and sales and use tax filing experience
  • Experience with complex accounting systems
  • Knowledge of Jenzabar systems preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel and proficiency in Word

Key Competencies

  • Good planning skills to organize and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Confidentiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Effective communication skills
  • Information management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Can promote team work as a team leader and a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines

 

HOW TO APPLY:

All applications with a copy of transcripts and three letters of reference are to be submitted to:

 

Office of Human Resources

Benedict College

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204  

Position is open until filled.

 

No phone calls please.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the candidate.

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POSITIONSenior Accountant

DIVISION: Business & Finance

DEPARTMENT: Financial Accounting & Reporting

WORK SCHEDULE: M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

WORK LOCATION: Columbia, South Carolina

REPORTS TO:  Director of Financial Accounting & Reporting

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Work within the Financial Accounting & Reporting Department to maintain the College’s general ledger in order to carry out internal and external financial accounting and reporting responsibilities.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepare general ledger entries and reconciliations to facilitate timely month-end closing 
  • Analyze and reconcile balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare monthly account analyses of balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Analyze financial statements and report on variances on a monthly basis
  • Assist with month-end close of general ledger, presentation of balance sheet and income statement results and analyses
  • Assist with preparation of month-end financial statements
  • Assist with annual financial and compliance audits
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required along with at least five to ten years of high-volume accounting experience  
  • Intermediate level knowledge of all accounting functions and related internal controls
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP and willingness to research and resolve accounting applications
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Auditing skills with the ability to research and reconcile difficult accounts
  • Must be proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office products  
  • Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively as a team player and with all levels of employees, management and external agencies to maximize performance, problem-solving and results 
  • Evidence of increasing professional responsibility is essential and the ability to work proactively and independently 
  • Detail oriented and organized in work
  • Ability to work as needed or required to meet assigned deadlines
  • Must be proactive and independent
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in higher education or not-for-profit accounting  

 

PREFEFFED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with college and/or university accounting experience
  • MBA or CPA designation is a plus, but not required

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Please submit a Benedict College Employment Application which is on the College’s website (www.benedict.edu) along with a resume’, three letters of reference, and an official transcript.  No phone calls; position will be open until filled.  Applicant information should be submitted to:

Office of Human Resources
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the candidate.


 

POSITION: Admissions Recruiter and Counselor

DIVISION: Enrollment Management

DEPARTMENT: Admissions

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30am - 5:00pm Overnight travel, weekend recruitment and evening phoning are required.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Admissions and Recruitment, this position, highly integral to the continued growth and vibrancy of the institution, will administer all aspects of the college search and admissions process with prospective high school and transfer students. The ideal candidate will possess positive energy, exceptional communication skills, creativity, and enthusiasm for a faith-based educational environment. The position manages a recruitment territory by contacting, visiting, and informing prospective students about Benedict College’s programs, culture, mission, and life on campus. The position assures that enrollment goals are met regarding applications, acceptances, and enrolled students. Overnight travel, weekend recruitment and evening phoning are required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  

  • Serves as a member of the Admissions team and manages a recruitment territory and/or population; contacts, visits and informs prospective high school and transfer students about Benedict College’s programs, culture, mission, and life on campus
  • Ensures that recruitment goals are met regarding applications, acceptances, and enrolled students
  • Must process applications into the Jenzabar EX system 
  • Responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process with prospective students
  • Recruits high school and transfer students to Benedict College
  • Initiates contact with students, parents, counselors, teachers and communicates specifics about the academic programs offered by Benedict College
  • Encourages prospective students to apply and attend
  • Explains the admissions and financial aid processes to prospective students
  • Reviews admissions applications, and evaluates credentials
  • Develops and implements specific recruitment projects and management tasks as assigned
  • Manages, plans, and coordinates special recruitment events as assigned • Maintains current knowledge of the Benedict College’s academic, spiritual, recreational, social, extra-curricular, and financial aid programs, and
  • communicates this information to prospective students
  • Completes routine reports related to recruitment, projections, conversions, personal schedule, travel, special programs, and/or expense reports
  • Maintains up-to-date records on inquiries and applicants
  • Telephones and/or emails prospective students, exhibiting a consistent effort to contact them
  • Attends Enrollment Division staff meetings and is prepared to report on management tasks that were previously assigned
  • Maintains a steady flow of communication via email, traditional mail, social media, and phone calls with prospective students and applied students in order to establish a relationship between the student and Benedict College
  • Exercises creativity in planning recruitment events, assigned projects and daily activities
  • Participates on Benedict College’s committees
  • Works periodic weekends, evenings, and travels locally and out-of-state
  • Participates in weekly/evening phoning
  • Will be cross-trained in enrollment processes 
  • Other duties as assigned 

EDUCATION:

• Bachelor’s degree required

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

The individual in this position must function in accordance with the philosophy and mission of the College.

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the candidate.

 

 


POSITION: Admissions Recruiter and Counselor for Diversity

DIVISION: Enrollment Management

DEPARTMENT: Admissions

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30am - 5:00pm Overnight travel, weekend recruitment and evening phoning are required.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Admissions and Recruitment, this position, highly integral to the continued growth and vibrancy of the institution, will administer all aspects of the college search and admissions process with prospective high school and transfer students. The ideal candidate will possess positive energy, exceptional communication skills, creativity, and enthusiasm for a faith-based educational environment. The position manages a recruitment territory by contacting, visiting, and informing prospective students about Benedict College’s programs, culture, mission, and life on campus. The position assures that enrollment goals are met regarding applications, acceptances, and enrolled students. Overnight travel, weekend recruitment and evening phoning are required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves as a member of the Admissions team and manages a recruitment territory and/or population; contacts, visits and informs prospective high school and transfer students about Benedict College’s programs, culture, mission, and life on campus
  • Must process applications into the Jenzabar EX system 
  • Ensures that recruitment goals are met regarding applications, acceptances, and enrolled students
  • Responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process with prospective students
  • Recruits high school and transfer students to Benedict College
  • Initiates contact with students, parents, counselors, teachers and communicates specifics about the academic programs offered by Benedict College
  • Encourages prospective students to apply and attend
  • Explains the admissions and financial aid processes to prospective students
  • Reviews admissions applications, and evaluates credentials
  • Develops and implements specific recruitment projects and management tasks as assigned
  • Manages, plans, and coordinates special recruitment events as assigned • Maintains current knowledge of the Benedict College’s academic, spiritual, recreational, social, extra-curricular, and financial aid programs, and
  • communicates this information to prospective students
  • Completes routine reports related to recruitment, projections, conversions, personal schedule, travel, special programs, and/or expense reports
  • Maintains up-to-date records on inquiries and applicants
  • Telephones and/or emails prospective students, exhibiting a consistent effort to contact them
  • Attends Enrollment Division staff meetings and is prepared to report on management tasks that were previously assigned
  • Maintains a steady flow of communication via email, traditional mail, social media, and phone calls with prospective students and applied students in order to establish a relationship between the student and Benedict College
  • Exercises creativity in planning recruitment events, assigned projects and daily activities
  • Participates on Benedict College’s committees
  • Works periodic weekends, evenings, and travels locally and out-of-state
  • Participates in weekly/evening phoning
  • Will be cross-trained in enrollment processes 
  • Other duties as assigned    

EDUCATION:

• Bachelor’s degree required

• Must be Bilingual; Preferably Spanish

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

The individual in this position must function in accordance with the philosophy and mission of the College.

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the candidate.


POSITION: Medical Assistant/ Administrative Assistant

DIVISION: Student Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Student Health Services
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30am - 5:00pm
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Student Health Services Office. Assist students in medical, academic and social matters by providing advice and referrals to the appropriate resources. Report to the Director of Student Health Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations (greeting patients, scheduling appointments, sort and distribute mail, answer phone calls, check messages daily, and other duties) of the Student Health Services Office.
  • Responsible for accurate completion and filing of requisitions and departmental billing.
  • Maintain records of health services reports while accurately following policies and procedures in the Student Health Center Handbook.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with students, faculty, staff, and parents.   Provide students, faculty, staff, parents, and the community with direction and interpretation of departmental and campus policies and procedures.
  • Collect patient medical history and laboratory specimens, assist with patient triage, prepare patients for examinations, and assisting the physician during examinations.
  • Document accurate account of patient visits.
  • Call in patient prescription to the pharmacy per direction of the Physician or Nurse on
  • Assist with scheduling patient appointments to see physician(s) or external sources.
  • Assist with identifying and reporting student incidents.
  • Update and maintain patient charts and files.
  • Responsible for the accurate account of patient billing and bookkeeping
  • Attend training/in services
  • Provide first aid to injuries
  • Perform simple maintenance on simple medical equipment.
  • Provide basic/simple education for medications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience with ERP software (Jenzabar and POISE).
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and T-SQL
  • Be willing to be trained on all application management as needed.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple, simultaneous tasks and projects.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint and basic aspects technology (networking, telecommunications, Internet, etc.).
  • Ability to organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Possess a strong commitment to customer services.
  • Maintain confidential and sensitive information.

EDUCATION:

Associate's Degree or related field preferred or at least 2 years of office management experience in the medical field. Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program is required and Registered as a Medical Assistant. Current CPR certification. Strong leadership and communication skills, possess ability to work independently and interpersonal skills desired.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the candidate.


POSITION: Director of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

DIVISION: Enrollment Management
DEPARTMENT: Student Financial Aid
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30am - 5:00pm
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials

REPORT TO: Vice President for Enrollment Management

 

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: 

Under the general supervision of the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships provides strategic leadership to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. This position requires extensive knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies; fiscal integrity and stewardship; strong management skills--both project and personnel; and the ability to oversee all programs--Title IV, state, institutional and private assistance programs while maintaining compliance.

The individual in this position must function in accordance with the philosophy and mission of the College.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY

  • Provide a clear vision for the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships and appropriate leadership in a comprehensive strategic plan to meet the ongoing challenges of educating students in today's global competitive environment and current regulatory atmosphere.
  • Reviews the business processes and compares with the Poise/Jenzabar and PowerFAIDS system to determine functionality gaps and works with IT and personnel to identify appropriate changes in the business processes and/or required software modifications.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves all issues related to the technical application of processes.
  • Works collaboratively with staff and other departments to resolve programmatic issues, implementation of Powerfaids & Jenzabar system enhancements, and establish training schedules.
  • Foster a culture of providing outstanding service and communication to the families served by the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  • Provide leadership and professional development to the financial aid staff and deliver exemplary customer service to current students and prospective students and their families with a significant level of trust, diplomacy, courtesy and tact.
  • Interpret and implement federal, state and institutional regulations as they relate to packaging, budgets and disbursements of funds.
  • Administer and supervise the implementation of all the institution's financial aid policies, office procedures and funding programs.
  • Plan, in conjunction with the Vice President for Enrollment Management, an institutional financial aid leveraging program for incoming freshmen and transfer students.
  • Provide best practices to strengthen the overall financial awarding process and to meet enrollment goals.
  • Work collaboratively with the Vice President for Enrollment Management and the enrollment management team to meet net tuition revenue targets.
  • Develop student cost of attendance budgets for all appropriate student populations.
  • Monitor college work-study expenditures, students' satisfactory academic progress, federal and state grant expenditures, etc.
  • Supervise financial aid staff-provide cross training, mentor professional growth, hold staff accountable for accurate and friendly performance.
  • Work with Marketing and Communications to create a system of web pages, emails, and print materials that effectively communicate financial aid procedures and deadlines to current and prospective students.
  • Develop and monitor the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships budget including personnel needs, departmental operating expenses.
  • Manage the College's endowed scholarship programs.
  • Establish strong working relationships with key campus partners including admission, student accounts, and registrar and advancement colleagues.
  • Ensure financial aid compliance with internal and external guidelines.
  • Maintain the Policies and Procedures Manual for financial aid.
  • Keep abreast of federal and state regulatory changes.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Comply with all NCAA rules and regulations, and acknowledge this compliance as part of an annual evaluation process.
  • Manage the financial aid application and packaging process to ensure the timely delivery of financial aid funds to prospective and current students.
  • Review, on a weekly basis, financial aid reports to insure accurate awarding to students and careful use of federal and institutional dollars
  • Complete relevant federal, state, athletic and institutional reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepare and complete required reports and applications for federal and state funds and grants.
  • Interpret and implement federal laws and regulations; College policies and regulations; and state regulations as they relate to packaging, budgets and disbursements of funds.
  • Lead and ensure that the College has clean financial aid audits and program reviews by keeping abreast of and implementing all federal and state laws and regulations that pertain to the programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  • Ensure security, confidentiality, and safety of financial aid records, promissory notes, etc.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree required
  • At least 8 years in higher education Financial Aid function (two or more college or universities preferred)
  • Previously held position as Director or Assistant Director of Financial Aid for at least 2 academic years.
  • Packaged thousands of students.
  • Experience with and knowledge of automated student information systems; excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Understanding of federal, state, institutional and private sources of financial aid.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations and Title IV programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, prospective students, Benedict faculty and staff, and local community members.
  • Software: Poise, Jenzabar, PowerFaids
  • Thorough knowledge of and expert user of Poise/ Jenzabar Financial Aid module, including user interface, data models, workflows, configurations.
  • Solid gasp of interactions between the Financial Aid and Student modules to the Finance module (e.g. table mappings, process dependencies)
  • Knowledge of COD, CPS. Beneficial: SQL, ARGOS Financial Aid:
  • Practical knowledge of how the calendar due dates and requirements interact, how exceptions are handled, and processing quirks.
  • Can sequence the work through the calendar year to maximize aid to students while minimizing delays.
  • Process owner: can own processes that include work done in other departments.
  • Comfortable applying judgment and working both independently and in a team.
  • Can effectively supervise small teams. People management skills are a plus.
  • Writes quickly and clearly in language understood by students & parents.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the candidate.


POSITION: Application Administrator

DIVISION: Business & Finance
DEPARTMENT: Office of Information Technology
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30am - 5:00pm
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials

REPORT TO: Chief Information Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Application Administrator has the responsibility for initiating and coordinating activities and functions required to support the ERP applications(s) of Benedict College. This includes coordinating requests from other departments for support, training, and other project-based efforts needed to maintain the application(s). Also, ensure that the office is functioning in a professional and efficient manner, ensuing that work is performed in a timely manner, and exercising good judgement and discretion on a regular basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • This individual will be responsible for configuring and supporting ERP applications within a college environment. Will be primary support for the ERP application.
  • Support all user applications for student, faculty and staff. Create new users and configure ERP application to meet the specific requirements of the end user.
  • Create, modify and run scripts, reports, procedures and triggers within SQL to maintain all applications running various Windows servers campus wide.
  • Create/Modify/Enhance application reports to lean up backlog of reporting requests utilizing SQL.
  • Maintain calendar of deadlines and ensure that all requests for information and reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Organize and maintain departmental information such as: policies, procedures, and forms submitted by external customers as it pertains to the ERP application.

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience with ERP software (Jenzabar and POISE).
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and T-SQL
  • Be willing to be trained on all application management as needed.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple, simultaneous tasks and projects.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint and basic aspects technology (networking, telecommunications, Internet, etc.).
  • Ability to organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Possess a strong commitment to customer services.
  • Maintain confidential and sensitive information.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or related field is highly desirable. Experience: Minimum of three or more years of experience in computing and information systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the candidate.


POSITION: Help Desk Technician

DIVISION: Business & Finance
DEPARTMENT: Office of Information Technology
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30am - 5:00pm
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials

REPORT TO: Chief Information Officer

Under general supervision of the IT Service Desk Administrator, responsible for the maintenance, installation and technical support of microcomputers and workstations connected to the College’s Network.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides technical support to users of computer hardware and software within the College. Diagnoses malfunctions and operational difficulties related to hardware and software applications and systems as well as maximize operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Repairs College’s workstations, peripherals and related technical equipment.
  • Maintains documentation of work order requests, equipment status, and loaner equipment.
  • Develops and implement an inventory analysis for all parts and supplies, equipment, software, and all related technical items.
  • Provides systematic and routine training regarding general maintenance of hardware and software to student personnel and Technical Support Team.
  • Assists in the rollouts of all workstations according to approved MIS standards as well as maintain virus protection plan for all workstations.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as immediate supervisor, colleagues, College administrators, faculty, staff, students, vendor partnerships and outside technical support personnel.
  • Collaborates with the Technical Support Team.
  • Perform other duties as specified by the IT Service Desk Administrator or CIO.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Requires an Associate’s degree and five years of experience in the support, installation, maintenance, training, etc. of computer systems and local area networks; or a high school graduation (GED equivalent) and six years of experience in the support, installation, maintenance, training, etc. of microcomputers and LANs; or an equivalent combination of education, training, related certifications and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

KNOWLEDGE OF JOB: Thorough knowledge of the policies and procedures of Management Information systems as it relates to the Technology Technician. The technologist is knowledgeable of the laws, standards and regulations pertaining to the duties and responsibilities of the position. The technologist has thorough knowledge of the theory and operation of systems, LANs, WANs, microcomputers, peripheral devices and related information technology. Additionally, the technologist has the capacity to determine, resolve and repair hardware and software issues associated with the operation of workstations and other technological devices.

QUALITY OF WORK: Maintains a high standard in exercising duties and responsibilities. Employs immediate remedial action to correct and quality deficiencies that occurs in area of responsibility. Performs duties and responsibilities efficiently and effectively to produce quality work which meets the standards of the College. Assumes responsibility for completion of work assigned.

ATTENDANCE: Reports and remains at work regularly and adheres to the College policy related to absences and tardiness.
INITIATIVE AND JUDGMENT: Demonstrates a self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and exercises good judgment in area of responsibilities. Seeks management advise where appropriate and researches problems, situations and alternatives prior to exercising judgment.

COOPERATION: Accepts supervisory directives and seeks to meet the goals and objectives of the same. Asks for clarification of results or consequences where justified, such as communication and deviation in College policy or procedures. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between faculty, staff and students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the candidate.


POSITION: Commercial Carpenter

DIVISION: Business & Finance
DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Remodel and help build/renovate commercial office and residential buildings. May work with light-gauge and load-bearing steel framing for interior partitions, exterior framing, and curtain wall construction. May also work with concrete forming systems and finishing interior and exterior walls, partitions, and ceilings. Commercial carpenters perform many of the same tasks as residential carpenters.

BASIC FUNCTIONS: The Commercial Carpenter will construct and repair building frameworks and structures — such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters — made from wood and other materials. The Commercial Carpenter also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall. The Commercial Carpenter will work independently and collaborate with other trades as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are intended to illustrate examples of duties typically performed by incumbents in this classification. Individual incumbents may not perform all of the duties listed, nor are all of the duties an incumbent will perform necessarily listed.

  • Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of the College
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding
  • Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and door frames
  • Help erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures
  • Respond to emergency calls and takes necessary actions
  • Provide support for in-house capital and in-house projects with commissioning, testing and inspecting finished work
  • Direct the work of unskilled and semi-skilled helpers assisting in projects, assuring that proper safety practices are followed
  • Provide on the job training to apprentices
  • Prepare detailed estimates including labor and materials, and prepare lists of materials
  • Assist other trades as needed
  • Maintain tools and equipment
  • Maintain current knowledge of equipment and materials through self-study and training
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and paperwork regarding work performed
  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required
  • Must be able to be on a rotating emergency/on call program.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Applicants for the Commercial Carpenter position are expected to possess high school diploma or equivalent, a certificate of completion of a recognized apprenticeship, accredited trade school, or the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to journey level crafts status as a Commercial Carpenter.

Knowledge of:

  • 4 years’ experience in commercial carpentry. Finish carpentry experience preferred
  • Ability to comprehend schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches, building plans and other specifications required by our client for information pertaining to the type of material required to get job done
  • Have knowledge of building codes
  • Experience working with equipment such as: boom lifts, scissor lifts, and forklifts
  • Strong working knowledge of job site safety as well as ability to complete a company specific safety orientation
  • High standard of integrity and professionalism
  • Valid SC driver’s license.

Skill in:

  • Be physically fit
  • Be able to perform measuring, sizing, and cutting tasks and use machinery
  • Have strong mechanical aptitude
  • Be able to solve mathematical problems
  • Have manual dexterity
  • Be able to interpret drawings and diagrams
  • Have good sense of balance
  • Have good eye-hand coordination.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a completed Benedict College Application for Employment; a current résumé; three letters of reference and official transcript(s) to:

Physical Plant
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.


POSITION: Custodian

DIVISION: Business & Finance
DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant
WORK SCHEDULE: Day and evening shifts
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This job consists of routine work to maintain the cleanliness of an assigned facility and grounds. Receives general direction and leadership from a day or night custodial supervisor. Performs cleaning and maintenance functions on the day or evening shift. Work is evaluated through observation while work is in progress and by inspection of completed assignments.

BASIC FUNCTIONS: The Custodian will keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Perform routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and providing support to other trades as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are intended to illustrate examples of duties typically performed by incumbents in this classification. Individual incumbents may not perform all of the duties listed, nor are all of the duties an incumbent will perform necessarily listed.

  • Perform building inspections to ensure building security
  • Clean buildings by sweeping, dusting, mopping, scrubbing, sealing, buffing, washing rooms, vacuuming, washing surfaces, removing trash, etc.
  • Requires extensive walking, stooping, pushing, carrying, climbing, bending and lifting
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Position is also expected to adhere to and promote College core values of compassion, honesty, respect, fairness, and responsibility
  • Maintain current knowledge of equipment and materials through self-study and training
  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required
  • Must be able to be on a rotating emergency/on call program.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Applicants for the Custodian position are expected to possess high school diploma or equivalent or have at minimum, completed ninth grade.

Knowledge of:

  • Six months or more related experience
  • Working knowledge of cleaning materials and equipment
  • Knowledge of the English language so as to understand operating instructions for cleaning equipment and materials and safety and accident prevention.

Skill in:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Ability to hear the normally spoken word at 25 feet
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work effectively with a team
  • Ability to work independently as needed to support the group effort
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs
  • Ability to pick up and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to operate cleaning machines
  • Ability to stand for prolonged period of time
  • Ability to willingly attend and participate in training sessions
  • Ability to learn and practice acceptable cleaning methods
  • Ability to willingly acquire skills in the operation of cleaning machines used in the assigned facility and to be a self-starter
  • Interact positively with students, administrators, co-workers, parents and community.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a completed Benedict College Application for Employment; a current résumé; three letters of reference and official college transcript(s) if applicable to:

Physical Plant
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.


POSITION: Groundskeeper

DIVISION: Business & Finance
DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Groundskeeper is responsible for grounds maintenance and basic building maintenance as directed by their Grounds Manager and Team Leader. Provide maintenance activities to ensure optimum presentation of the College’s buildings and properties.

BASIC FUNCTIONS: Landscape or maintain grounds using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortar-less segmental concrete masonry wall units.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are intended to illustrate examples of duties typically performed by incumbents in this classification. Individual incumbents may not perform all of the duties listed, nor are all of the duties an incumbent will perform necessarily listed.

  • Operate and maintain vehicles and powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, plow trucks, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws
  • Care for established lawns by fertilizing, mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls
  • Utilize hand tools to perform snow and lawn service
  • Grounds clean up including trash pick up
  • Move office furniture
  • Assembly of shelving
  • Deliver large packages
  • Work with event set-ups and break downs
  • Safe operation of heavy duty equipment and scissor lifts as required
  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required
  • Must be able to be on a rotating emergency/on call program.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Applicants for the Groundskeeper position are expected to possess high school diploma or equivalent.

Knowledge of:

  • Minimum of 1-year equivalent experience in similar position required
  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience and training
  • Turf Management – Certified Licensed Applicator Preferred
  • Strong attention to detail required
  • Must be able to pass a rigorous background check
  • Possess a valid SC drivers’ license.

Skill in:

  • Required to wear personal protective gear while performing duties
  • Ability to operate machinery
  • Frequently required to stand and walk on a concrete or uneven surface from 4-12 hours a day
  • The employee is required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather and extreme conditions
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a completed Benedict College Application for Employment; a current résumé; three letters of reference and official transcript(s) to:

Physical Plant
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.


POSITION: Locksmith

DIVISION: Business & Finance
DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Perform master journey-level work in the installation, repair, remodel and maintenance of manual and automated locks, locking systems and security devices; computerized access control systems; door openers, closers, and hardware.

BASIC FUNCTIONS: The Locksmith will install, maintain, repair and adjust all types of locks and their components for campus buildings, rooms, furniture and vehicles; cut and issue keys; program and issue key cards; implement, troubleshoot, repair and program computerized access control systems; maintain and repair automatic door openers, door closing units and control gates; inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations; inspect related work performed by contractors; estimate cost, time and materials for locksmith projects; participate in the maintenance and operations of a locksmith shop.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are intended to illustrate examples of duties typically performed by incumbents in this classification. Individual incumbents may not perform all of the duties listed, nor are all of the duties an incumbent will perform necessarily listed.

  • Install, repair and maintain commercial lockable hardware such as doors, automatic electric door, windows, lockers and magnetic keying systems to ensure safety of facilities
  • Produce and/or modify hardware for locks
  • Make new keys; replace broken or lost keys
  • Design and maintain the master key system including maintenance of computerized key inventory
  • Assist with the design, modification and implementation of facility access security policies and procedures
  • Clean, maintain, adjust, calibrate and service equipment used in the performance of duties
  • Monitor work done by outside contractors for adherence to state and federal code requirements
  • Assist in the writing of specifications for repairs and new construction.
  • Respond to emergency calls and takes necessary actions
  • Assist other trades as needed
  • Maintain tools and equipment
  • Maintain current knowledge of equipment and materials through self-study and training.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Applicants for the Locksmith position are expected to possess high school diploma or equivalent, a certificate of completion of a recognized apprenticeship, accredited trade school, or the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to journey level crafts status as a Locksmith.

Knowledge of:

  • Military or trade school apprenticeship program that includes theory and on-the-job work
  • 4 years of experience as a journey-level locksmith in a commercial, industrial, or facilities operations setting.
  • Preferred: Experience in metal fabrication (welding)
  • Thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of the methods, materials and tools used in the locksmith trade, including complex access and control systems
  • Thorough knowledge of all types of locks, fastening devices and related hardware
  • Working knowledge of electrical locking and security systems and devices
  • Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access or similar software program and service request systems
  • Applicable code requirements, including those regulations pertaining to fire exits and door hardware
  • Methods and practices followed in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment
  • Safety precautions to be observed in the maintenance and installation of electronic and mechanical equipment
  • Valid SC driver’s license.

Skill in:

  • Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting equipment (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking.
  • Must be able to safely use manual tools and power equipment common in the construction trades.
  • Must be able to handle hazardous materials safely and tolerate exposure to electrical and other environmental hazards.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a completed Benedict College Application for Employment; a current résumé; three letters of reference and official transcript(s) to:

Physical Plant
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.


POSITION: Commercial Plumber

DIVISION: Business & Finance
DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Commercial Plumber will be responsible for supporting the engineering and fabrication process as well as installing, repairing and maintaining pipes, fixtures and other plumbing used for water softening and filtration in residential and commercial sites throughout the Benedict College properties.

BASIC FUNCTIONS: Inspect, maintain, install and repair water filtration system equipment, including storage tank, hydro pneumatic tank, water pumps and small air compressors. Make recommendations on required tools and correct equipment needed for all projects. Plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. Perform preventative maintenance and respond to emergency repairs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are intended to illustrate examples of duties typically performed by incumbents in this classification. Individual incumbents may not perform all of the duties listed, nor are all of the duties an incumbent will perform necessarily listed.

  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and design ability of related plumbing systems, water supply networks and drainage systems
  • Strong working knowledge of job site safety
  • Working knowledge of all hand and power tools
  • Perform preventive maintenance, site surveys, replacement, and modifications as needed or requested by customers
  • Prepare for on-site installation and repairs by examining building layout, anticipating difficulties, gathering materials and coordinating on-site work as necessary
  • Work in cooperation with other trades and laborers to ensure that all specifications, legislation and policies are met, and to ensure efficient completion of any project
  • Interact with customers and documents work by completing paperwork on each job and maintaining files
  • Keep current all manufacturers products concerning installation, operation, maintenance, service, and repair
  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required
  • Must be able to be on a rotating emergency/on call program.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Applicants for the Commercial Plumber position are expected to possess a certificate of completion of a recognized apprenticeship, accredited trade school, or the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to journey level crafts status as a Commercial Plumber.

  • Must be certified Commercial Plumber from an accredited organization in the US or at least a 4th year level apprentice.
  • 4 years’ experience or more in Commercial Plumbing
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills. Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Ensure all standards of building codes and safety are met
  • Valid SC driver’s license.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Qualified applicants should submit a completed Benedict College Application for Employment; a current résumé; three letters of reference and official transcript(s) to:

Physical Plant
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.


POSITION: Electronic Reference Librarian

DIVISION: Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Learning Resources Center (Library)
WORK SCHEDULE: Rotating weekend/evening schedule; 12 month; non-tenure track position
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

REPORTS TO: Library Director

GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

This position requires the appointee to have an ALA accredited Master of Library and Information Science or related degree and reference experience, preferably in an academic library. The appointee will assist students, faculty, staff, and others at the College in locating and using online and print informational resources. The position requires demonstrated knowledge or experience with computers and electronic databases. Some experience in teaching library instruction. The appointee is expected to be knowledgeable with current trends in information literacy, libraries, customer service orientation, and referral services. The appointee will maintain and improve collections through collection development activities and policies. In addition, effective written and spoken communication skills are required and the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and others in an academic environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

This position requires the appointee to have an ALA accredited Master of Library and Information Science or related degree. Reference experience, preferably in an academic library. Knowledge of online databases, search techniques, and electronic resources; and computer savvy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists students, faculty, and others at the College in finding and using varied library informational resources
  • Provides Reference Desk assistance including working a rotating evening and weekend schedule
  • Conducts general library orientation tours and instruction sessions
  • Contributes to Information Literacy initiatives
  • Participates in collection development activities and the development and/or revision of collection development policies
  • Assists library users by checking in and out library materials; renewing materials; issuing library cards; etc. using automated library system
  • Trains and supervises College and/or Service-Learning student assistants in routine library operations
  • Prepares, distributes, and maintains instructional materials, publications, library surveys, statistical data, reports, etc. relating to assessing reference services and programs
  • Serves on internal and campus-wide committees as appointed
  • Attends professional meetings and engages in professional development activities
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations
  • Performs other associated responsibilities as assigned

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, Résumé, copy of transcript and three letters of reference to (mail or hand deliver):

Benedict College
Human Resources
1600 Harden St
Columbia, S.C. 29204

No Phone Calls Please.

Position open until filled.


For above job announcements without contact information, submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Employment Applications (Faculty & Staff).


Benedict College is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in educational programs, activities, and conditions of employment.

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