Evening Circulation Assistant

28 hrs/wk/12 months
August 15, 2016


The evening circulation assistant manages the evening circulation functions of the library.


  • Acts as a back-up to library student assistants at the information commons desk
  • Manages library student assistants under the supervision of the Access Services Manager
  • Collects and records fines and fees; assists with special projects
  • Maintains ILL, “Course Reserve”, and Pascal Delivers under the supervision of the Access Services Manager
  • Oversees the replacement of lost library materials
  • Assists in student assistant training
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Word processing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service-orientation required
  • Accredited Bachelors degree
  • Degree in religion-related discipline

Skilled Trades Supervisor

Physical Plant
40 hours/12 months
October 01, 2016


This position is responsible for the daily maintenance operations at CIU.  This responsibility includes assigning daily maintenance tasks, supervising maintenance staff, managing building systems, scheduling repairs with vendors, and planning/implementing projects and periodic maintenance.


  • Supervises 6 - 8 full time staff and 2  to 6 seasonal student workers
  • Coordinates daily maintenance assignments
  • Construction project manager for building and renovation projects
  • Manages HVAC system and other building systems
  • Performs maintenance tasks
  • Manages vehicle fleet maintenance
  • Oversees locks and keys for the facilities
  • Plans, implements, and supervises projects
  • Schedules periodic maintenance with vendors and staff
  • Oversees Physical Plant shop operations
  • Hazardous communications coordinator
  • Works with Physical Plant director and budget generation and expenditure control



  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment
  • Working knowledge of maintenance crafts including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and automotive
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work load for staff
  • Knowledge of tools and the safe use of  them
  • Ability to be flexible in work schedule during emergencies
  • Knowledge of work place safety and OHSA regulations
  • Ability to make sound judgments
  • Ability to communicate and deal with people in other departments
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with staff
  • Ability to acquire and maintain applicable trade licenses.
  • Limited contractor’s license.
  • 6 to 8 years experience in industrial maintenance or physical plant operations

Faculty Member – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

College of Counseling
12 months
August 01, 2016


Columbia International University invites qualified individuals to apply for the role of full-time faculty member to teach in its CACREP-accredited Master of Arts in Counseling degree. The MA in Counseling degree equips clinical mental health counselors within a biblical worldview in order to provide Christ-like therapeutic relationships for healing and growth.


The primary role of this position involves teaching six or seven required courses per year in the MA in Counseling degree. Attendant faculty responsibilities include advising students, participating in program and university committees, participating in university faculty activities, and attending chapel/prayer day activities.


Candidates should have completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision, have significant teaching and clinical experience, and be eligible for licensure as a professional counselor in South Carolina (LPC or LMFT).

Candidates who have an earned doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family, Therapy) and who have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education for at least one full academic year before July 1, 2013, may be considered.


Applications should be sent to the CIU Human Resources Dept. For information about this position, contact Dr. John D. Harvey, Dean; (803)-807-5363;

Assistant Registrar

40 hours/12 months
July 10, 2016


The Assistant Registrar creates and maintains records for all students and graduates, has a working knowledge of related policies and procedures and provides quality service to faculty, staff, current students, alumni and external constituencies.  


Policies and Procedures: Understand and apply policy and procedures related to:

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA].
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers [AACRAO] records retention guidelines.
  • Catalogs, curricular requirements and policies/procedures of all schools within the University.
  • Registration and records functions of the University Registrar’s Office.
  • Accreditation requirements [ABHE, ATS, SACS].

Customer Service:  Provide on-call, quality assistance to faculty, staff, current students, alumni and external constituencies in areas such as:

  • Registration, enrollment verification, and website information.
  • Academic petitions, faculty directed studies, and transfer credit.
  • Granting third parties access to student records, FERPA restrictions and releases.
  • Graduation, grades, transcript requests, room reservations, and telephone call/email routing, etc.

Project Management:  Execute tasks in areas as assigned such as:

  • Maintaining Standard Operating Procedures and Policies manuals.
  • Computer coding and set up for new academic year including registration, orientation, semester start-up services and working within our intranet and with internet.
  • Assist and work with other University departments in the review and updating of annual academic catalogs.
  • Data accuracy verification and clean-up.
  • Submit reports to governmental agencies.
  • Commencement planning and ceremonies.
  • Understand how registration and record processes integrate with and affect the processes of other University departments.
  • Attend faculty and staff meetings and other duties as assigned.


  • Be team-oriented, able to multi-task and have a customer service orientation.
  • Have a working knowledge of database functions including accuracy in data entry, data reports and word processing
  • Be adept at handling confidential matters, have good communication skills, both orally and in writing, and be able to prioritize projects based on administrative processes and academic cycle. 
  • Attention to detail is required.
  • Experience in EX Jenzabar and web design helpful, but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree and computer experience required.
  • Master’s degree and office experience preferred.

A Calling Leads to Commissioner of Education

June 30, 2016
Alaska Commissioner of Education, Dr. Michael Johnson, a CIU alumnus

CIU alumnus takes top leadership role in Alaska

By Bob Holmes

Every child looks forward to a “snow day,” when school is cancelled because of heavy snowfall or a blizzard. But veteran Alaska educator and Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Michael Johnson says a snow day in Alaska has nothing to do with snow.

“We cancel school if it gets to 50 below zero,” Johnson wrote in an email exchange.


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