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Communications Director

BLS Institutional Advancement
Full-time
40 hours/12 months
June 01, 2017

Summary

The Communications Director plays an important role in supporting annual enrollment, alumni, and development goals through creative strategic marketing and effective communications to stakeholders.

The Communications Director develops and implements effective communication strategies designed to support the Ben Lippen brand, facilitates an awareness of that brand in the minds of Ben Lippen School’s prospective and current constituents, and effectively communicates information to current constituents through various media (Web Site, social media, etc.).

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Ben Lippen’s chief communications officer by developing annual objectives, crafting the plan to reach those objectives, overseeing implementation, and evaluating results.
  • Serves as the primary liaison between outsourced marketing services and Ben Lippen decision makers; is responsible for creating an annual and biennial marketing plan and budget with the external marketing service organization.
  • Develops and implements effective public relations strategies designed to generate a response or action among current and prospective constituents based on what they know about Ben Lippen through its various media.
  • Create and direct an annual public relations plan including, but not limited to, print and digital formats including:
  1. Manage Ben Lippen’s web site, landing pages, and micro sites including providing training opportunities for Ben Lippen personnel on the “how to” of maintaining content on assigned web pages.
  2. Serves as the Ben Lippen liaison to gather and disseminate news, press releases, and human interest stories to multiple local and regional media outlets.
  3. Provide Talon Times and Headmaster’s Message on a regular and ongoing basis.
  4. Disseminate emergency, personnel, school-wide, and some departmental updates, as needed.
  • Develop and direct communication for recruitment, fundraising, and select school-wide events including :
  1. Coordinate with departments hosting workshops, seminars, etc. on campus as opportunities to showcase and promote Ben Lippen.
  2. Produce collaterals for departments while maintaining brand consistency.
  • Oversees the creation and production of digital and print communications for the school.
  • Facilitate projects and communications on behalf of Ben Lippen’s leadership as necessary.
  • (TBD) Perform supervisory functions including hiring, coaching, and performance appraisals.  
  • Serves on Headmaster’s Leadership Team.
  • Performs other related tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • Leader:  Ability to inspire and develop the team, to hold team members accountable, and to produce results.
  • Trustworthy:  Demonstrate high standard of integrity, discernment and reliability.
  • Organized and Deadline-Oriented:  Ability to manage multiple projects with converging deadlines.
  • Self-Starter:  Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Resourceful:  Aptitude for thinking “outside the box,” and finding creative and effective means for accomplishing tasks.
  • Problem-Solver:  Capable of finding solutions to challenges and obstacles.
  • Effective Communicator:  Strong communication skills demonstrated through tactfulness and persuasiveness, both orally and in writing
  • Team Player:  Ability to work effectively with people throughout the organization.
  • Lifelong Learner:  Desire to learn and grow spiritually, professionally and personally.
  • Undergraduate degree in Communications, Business or related filed is required. 
  • Three years related experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Christian education experience preferred.
  • Understanding of Christian education philosophy desirable.

Assistant Registrar

Registrar
Full-time
40 Hours/12 months
June 01, 2017

Summary

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.  

Responsibilities

Primary Duties:

  • Manages student records from entrance to graduation, ensuring accurate transfer entry and curricular accuracy upon graduation.
  • Confirms that all admission policies and procedures related to student academic records have been meet at entrance.
  • Ensures timely and accurate publication of university academic calendar, catalog, and course schedules.
  • Performs degree conferral, data entry, and degree audit maintenance.
  • Communicates to students all academic responsibilities in order to maintain enrollment at the university and ultimately successful completion.
  • Equips faculty through regular communication and database tools to meet their responsibilities to students and advisees.

 

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

 

Qualifications

  • 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.

Ben Lippen Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Ben Lippen Athletics
Part-time
2017 -18 school year
May 19, 2017

Summary

The head varsity girls soccer coach will work directly with the Ben Lippen athletic department. He/she will coach the varsity girls soccer team as well as oversee and ensure his/her philosophy is carried out at the junior varsity level.  The head varsity girls soccer coach will be directly responsible for the development of all levels of the soccer program. 

Qualifications

  • Must be a mature believer in Christ with a clear and persuasive personal testimony and demonstrate a lifestyle consistent with the teaching of Scripture.
  • Must have strong knowledge of soccer, previous coaching experience preferred.
  • Must accept the Statement of Faith of Ben Lippen School and its educational philosophy.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and organization in the performance of his/her duties.
  • Must have strong leadership skills as well as exhibit strong interpersonal skills.

 

Please contact the Ben Lippen Athletic Director, Scott Jones, at 803-807-4198 if you have questions.

Half-Time Faculty in Music

College of Arts and Sciences
Part-time
20 hours/12 months
July 01, 2017

Summary

Columbia International University seeks to fill a half-time faculty position in music to begin Fall 2017.  The position includes teaching, supervising student internships, and possibly overseeing student ensembles. The successful candidate will also develop a music education track within the music major that, along with CIU’s MAT degree, can lead to South Carolina State Certification for grades K-5.  The faculty member will also be expected to sit in on student Juries, music convocation, and Senior Recital Juries as necessary.  

Responsibilities

  • Teach up to four college level music courses per year.
  • Oversee the Internship and Field Education Practicum programs in the music department
  • Supervise student teachers as the music education track grows
  • Oversee student ensembles of varying size and number each semester
  • Sit in on student juries and recital hearings
  • Attend weekly Music Convocation class

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a broad range of musical disciplines, including but not limited to:  music history, music theory, ethnomusicology, conducting, and church music
  • Fluency on the piano
  • Experience teaching music in elementary schools
  • Demonstrated excellence in effective teaching at the collegiate level both in the classroom and in private lessons
  • Appreciation and understanding of a variety of musical styles and forms
  • A desire to see one’s students succeed and pursue excellence in all areas of musical study
  • Eagerness to invest in students and the music program as a whole
  • An earned Master's degree in Music Education from an accredited unviersity is required; a Doctorate  degree is preferred.
  • Preference is given to the individual with experience at teaching at the college level.

Upper School Spanish Faculty

Ben Lippen School
Full-time
10 months
August 01, 2017

Summary

A Ben Lippen Spanish teacher is responsible for:

  • teaching six sections of upper school (Grades 7-12) Spanish.
  • collaborating with other members of the foreign language department to continually revise and develop the Spanish curriculum at Ben Lippen School.
  • performing any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the upper school principal.

 

 

Qualifications

  • a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Spanish education, or a closely related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
  • ACSI teacher certification in Spanish.
  • two years of successful teaching experience in Spanish.
  • content mastery of Spanish grammar and speaking proficiency.
  • a demonstrated ability and interest to innovatively and appropriately bring technologies (including the iPad) into the classroom in order to support student learning.
  • a demonstrated ability to lead students toward collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
  • demonstrated experience working in a diverse international community and strong cross-cultural skills.

Upper School Spanish Faculty Part-time

Ben Lippen School
Part-time
10 months
August 01, 2017

Summary

The part-time Ben Lippen Spanish teacher is responsible for:

  • teaching four sections of high school Spanish.
  • collaborating with other members of the foreign language department to continually revise and develop the Spanish curriculum at Ben Lippen School.
  • performing any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the upper school principal.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the part-time high school Spanish teacher position should possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Spanish education, or a closely related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
  • ACSI teacher certification in Spanish.
  • two years of successful teaching experience in Spanish.
  • content mastery of Spanish.
  • a demonstrated ability and interest to innovatively and appropriately bring technologies (including the iPad) into the classroom in order to support student learning.
  • a demonstrated ability to lead students toward collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
  • demonstrated experience working in a diverse international community and strong cross-cultural skills.

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