Women's Softball Coach

12 months
July 01, 2017


The Head Softball Coach is responsible to supervise, coordinate, and manage all aspects of the women’s intercollegiate softball program.  This includes but is not limited to planning and directing the recruitment, conditioning, training, and performance of student athletes; managing the fiscal, academic, and spiritual aspects of the program; and providing visionary leadership and a strategic plan for the start-up and future of the softball program.  The coach will recruit CIU’s first softball team to begin competition in Spring 2019.


  • Directs all student-athletes and assistant coaches in the overall planning and execution of the intercollegiate softball program.
  • Embraces all aspects of developing, managing and running a women’s intercollegiate softball program, working independently and cooperatively with all CIU athletics and institutional staff.
  • Recruits quality prospective student-athletes that fit the mission and culture of CIU and ensures timely submission of their academic records for admissions.
  • Monitors academic progress and status of team members, implementing action plans through appropriate staff when needed.
  • Monitors and maintains the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program and the university.
  • Plans all coaching and practice sessions in accordance with association regulations, including all preparation of facilities and equipment for practice.
  • Coaches team members individually and in groups, and demonstrates game techniques.
  • Develops and implements game strategy and position assignments.
  • Oversees the strength and conditioning programs for student athletes.
  • Manages all operational, fiscal, and administrative activities for the softball program.  
  • Promotes and markets the athletic department and softball program in the community.
  • Ensures adherence to all Association, Conference, and University rules by athletes and supporting staff.
  • Manages all aspects team travel.
  • The Softball Coach will be supervised by the Athletics Director.


  • Ability to teach and coach the game of softball.
  • Understanding of the role and challenges of the student-athlete.
  • Ability to successfully motivate a team.
  • Ability to work independently in all aspects of recruiting and management of the program.
  • Demonstration of Christian leadership and professional demeanor at all times.
  • Ability to utilize current technology and social media as it relates to the communication and promotion of CIU, the athletic department, and the softball program.
  • Ability to work together with other coaches within the athletic department and with other departments on campus.
  • Ability to work within budget parameters set by the Athletics Director
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Successful softball coaching experience required – college softball coaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated Christian ministry experiences, directly or indirectly involving softball.

Upper School Math Teacher

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


A Ben Lippen math teacher is responsible to teach six sections of upper school mathematics, including Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC.



  • Collaborate with other members of the math department to continually revise and develop the math curriculum at Ben Lippen School.
  • Perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the upper school principal.



The ideal candidate for the upper school math teacher position should possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or a closely related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
  • ACSI teacher certification.
  • two years of successful teaching experience in secondary mathematics.
  • content mastery of secondary mathematics ranging from Algebra-1 through AP Calculus-BC and AP Statistics.
  • AP Calculus experience preferred.
  • a demonstrated ability and interest to innovatively and appropriately bring technologies (including the iPad and TI graphing calculators) into the classroom in order to support student learning.
  • a clear desire and ability to teach in a student-centered, problem-based learning environment.
  • demonstrated experience working in a diverse international community and strong cross-cultural skills.


Ben Lippen School
12 months
July 01, 2017


The Headmaster is the Chief Executive Officer and the academic and spiritual leader of the school, reporting to both the Ben Lippen School Board and Provost of CIU. As CEO, the Headmaster works in close collaboration with the School Board and the administrative team to provide overall leadership and direction for the school. The Headmaster is expected to build upon the existing strengths of the school and to provide strategic, visionary leadership as the school enters the next phase of its development.



  • Develop a strategic plan in collaboration with the School Board and CIU and key constituents that articulates a clear, coherent vision for the future of BLS.
  • Evaluate the management structure and leadership currently in place for appropriateness relative to the emerging vision. Strengthen the administrative management team.
  • Increase the donor base, develop new major donors, grow the annual fund in donors and dollars, and develop a plan to fund the strategic vision that emerges from the planning process.
  • Evaluate the academic strengths of the school (curriculum, teaching pedagogy, admissions criteria, course offerings, support needs) for conformity with strategic plan and vision.
  • Develop and implement a long-term strategic plan for improvement and expansion of facilities.
  • Further strengthen the school's market position to maintain a stable enrollment.
  • In collaboration with the administrators, determine means to further strengthen student culture in the Upper School; specifically, identify strategies for the Upper School community (faculty and students) to build an even stronger ethos around greater trust, more student input and participation in chapel programs, a more effective approach to student leadership, and greater independence and responsibility on the part of students.
  • Determine how BLS can better integrate the international boarding student population - largely Asian - into a more unified high school community.
  • Review teaching pedagogy and student learning at all levels.
  • Oversee and ensure budgetary process within a balanced budget.


  • Must have strong Christian faith to nurture spiritual growth of the school.
  • Experience in a relevant educational environment is a necessity. The Headmaster will have had experience as an administrator in a Christian K-12 or secondary school as headmaster, an assistant headmaster, or a divisional leader.  Alternatively, he or she will be a committed Christian with a passion for Christian education, currently serving as an administrator in a secular private or public K-12 school.
  • The Headmaster shall have earned an undergraduate degree plus a graduate degree from an institution approved by the regional accrediting agency. 
  • The Headmaster shall have earned at least fifteen semester hours of graduate credit in administration and/or supervision either as a part of the graduate degree or in addition thereto.
  • Certification with ACSI is required.

CIU Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Their Business

March 31, 2017
Jewelry entrepreneur Grace Whitbeck at CIU's "Grow Your Business" event.

By Bob Holmes

Grace Whitbeck makes and sells what she calls an eclectic line of jewelry “with an unpolished look.” Her business is called Alabaster and she has a dream to make enough money in her business to help fund ministries that assist victims caught in the human trafficking trade. That’s why she attended the March 30 “Grow Your Business” event at in the new Launch! Pad located in Columbia International University’s Entrepreneurial Center.

Learning Accommodations Coordinator

Ben Lippen School
20 hrs/week, Aug - May
August 01, 2017


The Ben Lippen Learning Accommodations Coordinator is responsible to:


The ideal candidate for the Learning Accommodation Coordinator position should possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Master’s degree in Special Education and/or Education Specialist certificate preferred.
  • ACSI teacher certification.
  • three years of experience in a school setting.
  • strong administrative and interpersonal skills.
  • a strong knowledge and experience in the area of special education (in particular students who have Communication Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific Learning Disorder, and Motor Disorder).
  • knowledge of the rights that private school students with special needs have to receive public school services.
  • understanding of College Board and ACT documentation requirements for students with disabilities.
  • knowledge of available scholarships for students with special needs.
  • a passion for developing and discipling students and investing in their spiritual formation.

CIU Talent on Display at Shofar Cup Competition

March 28, 2017

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer 

Ever since Columbia International University introduced its new House Collective system in August, students have embraced the idea, competing in friendly rivalries throughout the year as they earn points for their house. At the end of the school year, one house will win the coveted House Cup. So, the stakes were high when a series of house competitions called the Shofar Cup took place the week of March 20.

Is Your Smartphone Endangering Your Relationships?

March 17, 2017

If your phone contributed to a disease, wouldn’t you get rid of it? Likewise, if your phone was destroying your relationships, wouldn’t you get rid of it?

Those thought-provoking questions are posed by Columbia International University alumnus Brian Mesimer. He is a counselor at The Christian Counseling Center of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

Who was St. Patrick?

March 15, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations seldom focus on the person known as St. Patrick. Beyond the wearin’ of the green and the Irish festivals, there was a British man who God called to bring the message of Christ to the unbelievers of Ireland.


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