Afternoon/Evening Custodian-Ben Lippen Campus

Physical Plant
40 hrs/12 months
July 01, 2017


The afternoon/evening shift custodian is responsible for lunch set-up/take-down/clean-up at the MPR and assisting custodians at The High School, Elementary School, and the St Andrews Rd campus. The afternoon/evening shift custodian is responsible for preparing the facility for the next day’s activities in such a way as to provide a clean, comfortable, and attractive environment for students, faculty/staff, and the general public.


  • Clean assigned areas according to prescribed manner.
  • Clean carpets and polish VCT floors in assigned areas.
  • Assist in preparing facilities for special events.
  • Assist with the stripping and waxing of floors.
  • Assist with special custodial tasks during breaks.
  • Be alert for safety hazards and take appropriate action.
  • Be alert for security issues and notify campus security.
  • Fill in for absent Ben Lippen custodians.
  • May be required to work overtime or Saturdays occasionally.
  • Perform other custodial duties as required by supervisor.
  • Submit work orders for maintenance issues needing attention.


  • Ability to use cleaning equipment such as vacuums, brooms, mops, etc.
  • Ability to use carpet cleaner and floor buffer.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction.
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to relate to and work around young people including elementary age.
  • Ability to observe areas that need attention and take appropriate action.
  • Able to assist in medium to heavy lifting.
  • Able to be flexible.


Physical Plant
40 hours/12 months
July 01, 2017


The groundskeeper will assist in providing environmental landscape maintenance and general care for the grounds of Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School, which will result in a pleasant and functional outdoor environment. 


  • Maintaining athletic fields and surrounding areas
  • Maintaining grounds equipment
  • Blowing sidewalks
  • Spreading mulch
  • Appling pesticides and fertilizer
  • Supervising student workers



  • Knowledge and skill in using all types of grounds keeping equipment
  • General knowledge in repair of equipment from mowers to light equipment
  • Skill in the use of power and hand tools
  • Ability to use heavy equipment is preferred
  • One year groundskeeping and/or landscaping maintenance experience. 
  • Experience in maintaining athletic fields preferred.

CIU Alumnus Develops Course for New Army Chaplains

April 18, 2017

Applying classroom training to realistic environments  

Chaplain (Maj.) Andrew K. Arrington is concerned that new Army chaplains are ready to minister to the troops beginning with their first assignment. That’s why the CIU alumnus has developed the Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course (CHBOLC), an intensive outcomes-based, entry-level training process for new chaplains and chaplain candidates who apply classroom training to realistic environments.  

Business is Growing for “The Cookie Lady”

April 18, 2017

What started out as a “side hustle” for a Columbia International University alumna has grown into a full-time business. Marcella Wilson, a 2011 CIU graduate, is now known as “The Cookie Lady” in the Columbia area, delivering her products to over 60 businesses each week, in addition to fulfilling call-in orders.

Wilson also says her business serves a higher purpose. She donates a portion of her profits to a ministry that assists low-income families.

And the Winner is... The House Cup awarded at The House Summit

April 11, 2017
The House of Dignitas celebrates.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Drama had been growing around the Columbia International University campus for weeks. It came to a crescendo at a “Summit” the weekend of April 7-9 when the winner of the inaugural House Cup was named. The trophy would go to the residence hall scoring the most points in a series of friendly competitions and displays of school spirit throughout the school year.   

Upper School Band Director

Ben Lippen School
10 months/ August - May
August 01, 2017


The Upper School Band Director is responsible for conducting the middle and high school band. The position is part time and has potential to become full time over the course of a few years based on growth and student interest. Applicants should be passionate about teaching, discipleship, spiritual development, directing musical ensembles, middle school and high school students, and community partnership. 


  • Build the foundation for a vibrant band program
  • Classroom teaching: Teach multiple sections of grades 6-8 band and possibly one section of high school band
  • Collaborate with other members of the fine arts department to continually revise and develop the band program at Ben Lippen School
  • Perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the principal
  • Promote the Fine Arts at Ben Lippen
  • Promote Ben Lippen in the community through the Fine Arts 
  • Teach 6-8th Grade band (3 sections) twice a week for 40 minutes. Times would revolve around alternating blocks. For example, during the 1st week 6-8th grade band would be Tuesday and Thursday. During the second week 6-8th grade band would be Wednesday and Friday at the same times.
  • Plan two concerts each year
  • Develop relationships with students and families
  • Be open to starting a band that meets after school
  • Recruit students for band


  • A bachelor's degree in music or music education
  • ACSI certification is required
  • ·State certification is preferred
  • Two or more years directing instrumental-ensembles, successful teaching experience in secondary education, and classroom management is preferred
  • Personal mastery and practice in instrumental performance


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