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POSITION: Director, Child Development Center

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: School of Education, Health and Human Services/Benedict College CDC
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30am - 5:00pm; Overtime is required as needed and may include weekends and holidays
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials

REPORT TO: Dean, School of Education, Health and Human Services

The School of Education, Health and Human Services is seeking a Director who would be responsible for the overall operation of the Benedict College Child Development Center.

Specifically, the director will:

  • Manage the child development center by establishing goals, policies, procedures and processes that comply with applicable College policies, as well as local, state, and federal laws and accreditation standards.
  • Prepare an annual budget and operate within the budget guidelines which include preparing quarterly revenue and expenses projections, purchasing equipment and supplies as needed, and following up on clients’ billing and payments.
  • Maintain up to date, and accurate enrollment records.
  • Maintain accurate employee records and schedules, and hire part time staff when necessary
  • Be responsible for training and evaluating center instructors regarding curricular content and pedagogical strategies being employed
  • Collaborate with Dean to fill full-time vacancies when necessary
  • Collaborate with the Dean, physical plant staff, and information technology staff to maintain a clean, safe facility and up to date technology
  • Prepare a self study and establish a strategic plan to implement and maintain NAEYC, SCISA accreditation standards and DSS licensing and DHEC and other regulations
  • Plan and implement staff professional development opportunities
  • Maintain positive parent-school relationships
  • Maintain detailed calendars, both to record facility activities/staff coverage and for personal work-related activities so as to be accessible to the staff and supervisor

Due to the scope of responsibility of this position and the need for the college to communicate both during the weekday and after regular work hours, the employee must possess a cellphone and provide the number to Human Resources, the Dean, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs

The director must have acceptable eyesight (with or without correction); acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid); must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; and, must be able to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or institution in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a closely related field is required.
  • Must pass state and federal background checks.
  • A minimum of five years managing a child care facility or a combination of supervising and teaching in the PK through grade 5 environments is required.
  • Demonstrated evidence of exhibiting patience, creativity, and a positive attitude with children, colleagues, and parents.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong management and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with national and state child care center accreditation standards, subsidized child care standards, and South Carolina DSS licensing rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated record of effective supervision of staff in implementing acceptable Early Childhood and Elementary Education practices, as well as following the prescribed curriculum.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All qualified applicants should submit a completed Benedict College application (available on the Benedict website), three reference letters, official college transcript(s) and curriculum vitae.

For further information, contact:

Dr. Tanya Smith Brice, Dean
204 Bacoats Hall
School of Education, Health and Human Services
(803) 705-4945/4679
bricet@benedict.edu

Office of Human Resources
Attention: Academic Affairs
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
academicaffairs@benedict.edu

Position is open until filled.

No phone calls to the department please.


POSITION: Support Technician (Entry Level)

DIVISION: Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Learning Resources Center (Library)
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; works a rotating weekend schedule
SALARY: Negotiable

REPORTS TO: Library Director

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Works collegially with Library Director, unit coordinators, and IT staff to provide, maintain, and enhance technology support in the library.
  • Maintains the computers, phone system, and other related technology in library setting.
  • Works with computer hardware; repairing or replacing defective equipment.
  • Verifies that upgrades are needed, installs new or upgraded software, and conducts testing.
  • Instructs and trains staff/new users on software or hardware, especially when major upgrades are made.
  • Troubleshoots computer hardware and software problems, logs problems and documents fixes.
  • Collects outdated equipment for recycling or disposal and keeps inventory updated.
  • Installs new computers and attaches peripheral equipment such as printers, etc.
  • Conducts periodic inventory of the computers and related hardware.
  • Responds to requests for new or configured hardware or software.
  • Tracks and monitors day-to-day performance of computers in the Electronic Reference Center (ERC), the library’s computerized lab, and maintains performance.
  • Performs hands-on training in the use of general office or job specific computer software
  • Works daily scheduled hours at the information service desk, to include a rotating weekend schedule.
  • Attends technology or job related workshops, conferences, and meetings as required.
  • Performs other job related responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A two-year college degree is required. A four-year college degree in the information technology field is preferred. Certification in computer software programs is highly desirable.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of computer hardware/software and in troubleshooting computers.
  • Ability to independently perform specialized duties.
  • Familiarity with an integrated library management system.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collegial working relationships within library and College environment.
  • Ability to lift computers and related equipment.
  • Ability to keep abreast of technology enhancements.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All qualified applicants should submit a completed Benedict College application, three reference letters, official sealed college transcript(s) and resume to:

Office of Human Resources
Attention: Learning Resources Center (Library)
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2015


POSITION: Administrative Specialist

DEPARTMENT: School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SALARY: $27,000.00

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative Specialist to support the Dean, Assistant Dean, faculty, staff, and students as required by the office of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Responsibilities to include:

  • Greeting students and visitors to the office.
  • Monitoring all incoming and outgoing correspondence for the office via excel spreadsheet.
  • Managing the schedule for internal and external appointments.
  • Preparing draft letters and editing documents for completeness.
  • Managing the official files and filing system.
  • Inventorying, monitoring, and preparing requisitions for office supplies.
  • Managing the scheduling and logistics for meetings and committees and completing the minutes of said meetings.
  • Developing and monitoring compliance with annual sponsored program budgets; consults with program personnel regarding the availability of funds and the preparation of funding requests.
  • Preparing sponsored programs purchasing requisitions for School of STEM grants.
  • Maintaining electronic and hard copies of budgets for sponsored program grants.
  • Initiating and making travel arrangements for the Dean, Assistant Dean, faculty, and other staff when appropriate.
  • Maintaining copies of all reports, proposals, and other information related to School of STEM grants.
  • Other related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Bachelor's degree preferred and two years of related administrative work experience. Experience to include having successfully rendered administrative services to an organization of at least 3 persons. Applicant should also have experience in financial management, budgeting, and excellent use of technology. Should also possess excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse administration, faculty, staff, and students. Required skills to include word processing, electronic and paper file management, spreadsheet familiarity (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Access, and Publisher), organizational skills and excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Completed Benedict College Application for Employment; a current resume; three letters of reference and a college transcript(s) to:

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

Position is open until filled.

No phone calls to the department please.


POSITION: Administrative Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Office of the Vice President for the Division of Business and Finance
WORK SCHEDULE: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (additional as required)

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Vice President for Business and Finance

BASIC FUNCTION: Under general supervision, provides administrative support for the Vice President of Business and Finance.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides quality customer service on a consistent basis. Receives incoming visitors and calls (obtains identity of caller, nature of call and courteously directs the caller to supervisor or refers caller to others within the Division or other areas of responsibility).
  • Maintains calendar, schedules appointments, arranges conferences and travel, reminds supervisor of appointments and prepares subject matter files for upcoming meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains administrative files for the Vice President’s Office.
  • Coordinates incoming mail pick-ups and outgoing mail drop-offs with the campus Post Office, receives and distributes mail on a daily basis. Stamps incoming documents to acknowledge receipt and properly distributes mail to unit employees. Maintains suspense files and control records on all documents requiring reply by the Vice President or unit employees.
  • Prepares correspondence, reports and other documents (from draft through final form). Emphasis shall be placed on accuracy of format, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Takes notes and composes minutes during scheduled staff meetings.
  • Generates and maintains Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other records on special projects or programs.
  • Prepares requisitions for the Office of the Vice President.
  • Follows up on assigned tasks and performs other related tasks and duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Detailed knowledge of office management procedures to include records retention.
  • Keyboarding and spreadsheet application skills are musts, stenographic skills are desirable.
  • Ability to operate personal computers using Microsoft Office Products to prepare and generate presentations, correspondence and/or statistical data.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Undergraduate degree in Organizational Management or Business is preferred with extensive background in progressively responsible office management positions. A minimum of two years of experience at the executive support level is preferred. Experience in an educational, banking or financial institution environment is desirable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Completed Benedict College Application for Employment; a current resume; three letters of reference and a college transcript(s) to:

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

Position is open until filled.

No phone calls to the department please.


POSITION: Junior Accountant

DIVISION: Business & Finance
DEPARTMENT: Accounting
WORK SCHEDULE: M-F; 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
SALARY: Commensurate With Experience

REPORTS TO: Director of Financial Accounting & Reporting

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Junior Accountant is primarily responsible for working within the Accounting Department to assist in maintaining the College’s general ledger functions in order to produce internal and external financial accounting and reporting responsibilities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Primary responsibility is to assist with the preparation of financial statements and support schedules according to established time lines
  • Assist with the monthly close procedures
  • Prepare account reconciliations (cash, liabilities, fixed assets, payroll accruals) and supporting sub-ledgers
  • Maintenance of journal entry files
  • Research and resolve account reconciling items
  • Assist with documentation and testing of internal reporting system upgrades and modifications
  • Assist with preparation of audit samplings for external & internal audits
  • Support other team members as necessary
  • Other projects as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in accounting, business administration, finance, or related field
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • Must be highly detail oriented and organized
  • Strong computer skills (Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint applications)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
  • Ability to handle confidential and time-sensitive material
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and adhere to schedules
  • Strong analytical, process and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary to complete job responsibilities

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Exposure to non-profit accounting standards
  • Experience in higher education accounting and/or finance

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Completed Benedict College Application for Employment; a current resume; three letters of reference and a college transcript(s) to:

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

Position is open until filled.

No phone calls to the department please.


POSITION: Community Life Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Community Life
DIVISION: Student Affairs
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SALARY: $22,622.00

BASIC FUNCTION:

Responsible for the quality of living in a given residence hall. Supervise and assist Resident Advisors. Assist individual residents in personal, academic and social matters by providing advice and referrals to the appropriate sources. It is a Live-in position with office hours. Also, the position dictates the individual is on call for 24 hours.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain daily maintenance, incident, and lockout reports for the assigned residence hall.
  • Submit disciplinary reports timely and accurately following the residential policies and procedures.
  • Process and report work orders timely and accurately.
  • Counsel students and make referrals when appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with students, staff and parents.
  • Monitor security surveillance equipment.
  • Supervise and Residence Hall Advisors and Work Study students.
  • Provide students, faculty, staff, parents the community with direction and interpretation of departmental and campus policies and procedures.
  • Oversee all in-dorm activities.
  • Perform weekly room inspections.
  • Perform quality-control procedures.
  • Work with Campus Safety to ensure proper safety procedures in residence halls including the operation of fire drills and building evacuations.
  • Train and monitor Residence Hall Advisors and Work-study Students.
  • Conduct monthly dorm meetings.
  • Responsible for controlling the assigned residence key system.
  • Make or change room assignments in accordance with residential policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors Degree in Student Personnel or related field preferred and at least 2 years of student services or residential life experience. Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All qualified applicants must submit a completed Benedict College application, resume, three (3) letters of reference, and a transcript to:

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

Position is open until filled.

No phone calls to the department please.


POSITION: Dispatcher

DEPARTMENT: Campus Police
WORK SCHEDULE: Rotating Shifts (5-day work week)
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision and training of Central Dispatch Supervisory, assist uniformed officers in maintaining a safe and secure campus environment by receiving incoming calls for service and dispatching units on calls as needed; providing prompt, courteous and professional telephonic response to al callers; must present a professional dress and attitude at all times.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Dispatch via radio to campus police officers in response to requested call for services
  • Obtain information to enhance campus police officers and staff effectiveness in response
  • Receive and route telephone calls appropriately and answer routine questions; provided needed assistance to individual callers on a case by case basis
  • Maintain a accurate log of events and calls during assigned shift
  • Must be able to comprehend and grasp methods of gathering accurate, precise information for delivery
  • Handling NCIC record checks upon request of officers
  • Handle traffic according to departmental policy and procedures
  • Perform all other duties and mission assignments as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduate with 2 years working experience in a profession that required a high volume of contact, either by telephone or in person, with the general public; work in a field that allow independent thinking on making judgment calls; must have a clear criminal record.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: BS Degree and 1-year working experience in security, law enforcement; or has Certification as a Law Enforcement/Emergency Telecommunicator or Call-taker.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All qualified applicants must submit a completed Benedict College application, resume, three (3) letters of reference, and a transcript to:

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

Position is open until filled.

No phone calls to the department please.


POSITION: Community Life Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Community Life
WORK SCHEDULE: 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m
SALARY: $18,500

The Community Life Assistant is a full-time staff member responsible for monitoring and enforcing rules to maintain a positive residential living-learning environment.Some of these functions include: supervision, reporting, counseling, oversight of a residence hall from 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of two years of residence life experience.
  • Capable of effectively managing multiple residence life issues and functions simultaneously.
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply submit a Benedict College application, cover letter, resume, transcript(s), three letters of reference and salary/salary requirements to:

Benedict College
Office of Human Resources
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone calls to the department please.


For above job announcements without contact information, submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, resume, 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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