Educational Assistant/Administrative Assistant

College of Intercultural Studies
40 hours/12 months
July 01, 2017


The Educational Assistant/Administrative Assistant provides academic counseling, support, and instruction for the ICS Program including day-to-day responsibilities, short-term projects, classroom instruction, mentoring, and supervision of students, as well as provides administrative and management support to the Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies. Also gives leadership to CIU’s TravelLearn program.


Educational Assistant Duties

  • Provides educational counseling (academic advising) for ICS/TEFL/ICD students.
  • Schedules all CICS courses (in coordination with SSM and CAS), maintain long term course offering plan and track faculty workloads.
  • Mentors ICS students (includes spiritual and skill development and vocational guidance).
  • Directs undergraduate ICS internship program
  • Assists in supervision of ICS Practical Skill Development students.
  • Assists in classroom instruction and teaching ICS courses as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required (Assist with advisee chapels, prospective students, etc.

Administrative Assistant Duties

  • Maintains the CICS office including filing systems appropriate to functions of the Office of the Dean, and participating in staff meetings and prayer times
  • Assists the Dean with administration of the College of Intercultural Studies, including maintaining electronic and paper files of current and recent course syllabi, distributing CICS meeting agenda, taking minutes and distributing to members, and processing budget and reimbursement records.
  • Assists adjunct faculty, including facilitate communications, oversee files (formal appointments; forms for HR, Registrar, Payroll, etc.
  • Supervises student workers for CICS, including prepare paperwork for student workers and faculty graders and provide supervision for student worker in CICS office for clerical support.
  • Provides leadership to CIU’s TravelLearn program in cooperation with CAS, COE, and SSM.



  • Needs to have a heart for students and their spiritual development as well as the skills and experience for effective mentoring.
  • Ability as an effective classroom teacher.
  • Ability to understand and communicate issues related to academic advising.
  • Good knowledge of and ability in using computer software for word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, email and internet.
  • Must have proven integrity in working with confidential information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact and good judgment are needed for working with students, faculty and staff, alumni, mission agency representatives, and others.
  • Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail communication 
  • Operation of copiers, phone systems, fax.
  • At least short-term mission experience.
  • Some experience in a college/university setting.
  • Proven effectiveness in mentoring/discipleship.
  • Master’s Degree, preferably with major in Intercultural Studies/Missions.


Video Technician

Online Studies
20 hours/12 months
July 01, 2017


The video technician will provide technical support for Online Studies with emphasis on videotaping and editing video lectures to support online courses.


  • Work with faculty, SMEs, and Online Studies staff to assist with video production needs in compliance with deadlines and proper usage of media equipment and software.
  • Occasionally assist or train other video technicians as needed on related video editing projects.
  • Operate video equipment to capture lectures for online courses and various educational projects/events – the focus will be on online courses.
  • Set up equipment for out of studio video shoots when needed.
  • Manipulate and edit videos base on the specific project needs. Export, compress and upload videos during the final stages of the post production process. In addition to maintenance of logs, review completed deliverables with Online Studies team and faculty to ensure that projects are completed successfully.
  • Maintain up-to-date logs to track project progress and to keep track of media storage locations and YouTube links. Run backups to keep data and material secure. 


  • Good knowledge of video capturing
  • Knowledge of both PC and MAC platforms
  • Proven skills in troubleshooting
  • Experience in video and audio editing software
  • Excellent computer and organizational skills
  • Flexible, cooperative attitude and willingness to learn
  • Education and training in video editing

Vice President for Information Technology

Information Technology
40 hours/12 months
March 13, 2017


The Vice President for Information Technology (VPIT) exercises leadership in assembling, developing, supervising, and evaluating a team of information professionals and support personnel in order to facilitate planning, research, acquisition, configuration, implementation, maintenance and security of information technology systems that support the business and academic processes within both divisions (Ben Lippen School and Higher Education) of the corporate institution.  The VPIT is responsible for working with executive, administrative and IT personnel across the corpo


  • Recruit, select, develop, supervise and evaluate a team of information technology professionals and support personnel who possess and are growing in the personal qualities, technical/professional competence, communication skills, and service orientation required to excel in support of both educational and operational effectiveness.                      
  • Engage in ongoing proactive assessment of all current informational systems to evaluate functionality, efficiency, integrity, cost-effectiveness and integration with a view to develop long-term strategic plans for system improvements to (a) ensure continuing growth and improvement in integrating best practice technological advancements that fit the needs and requirements of the institution’s processes, and (b) facilitate acquiring adequate financial, material, and human resources to implement the strategic educational plan.
  • Work with executive team, peers and subordinates to develop an annual budget that realistically reflects planning and policy decisions and optimizes access to and reliability of educational technology, IT systems and connectivity/productivity tools.  Facilitate procurement and monitor vendor agreements within appropriate protocols.  Monitor monthly variance reports to ensure that the department and each of its subordinate departments operate within budget parameters.
  • Work with executive team members, department heads, deans, support staff and appropriate standing committees to develop and implement policies and procedures governing acquisition/procurement, configuration, operational integrity, and security of information technology systems, and connectivity/productivity tools to advance institutional effectiveness.
  • Supervise the development of web components to facilitate the functionality and accessibility of database information to internal and external users.  The web modules would include a user interface to database systems that is convenient, intuitive and aesthetic while protecting both the security and the integrity of data.
  • Oversee the process of data mining to inform the decision making processes of the administrative and executive functions of the institution.
  • Supervise the maintenance of current information system products such that (a) requests for changes in structure or processes are evaluated for efficiency and effectiveness with a view to implement those requests that best serve the institutional processes, (b) all requests and incidents are prioritized in an equitable and timely manner, (c) incidents are corrected in a timely manner to ensure the least amount of lost time for the user, and (d) faculty, students, administrators and institutional end-users receive clear and prompt communication concerning requests, incidents, service/performance forecasts, non-performance variance reports, and follow-up assessment.
  • Work through Digital Marketing Channels such as Social Media, Search Engine Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization in order to generate leads for student recruitment and, in general, to expand the CIU community by extending reach and engagement with various constituency groups.
  • Work with the executive team, peers and subordinates to improve operational efficiency through technology enhancements as well as documenting and automating processes.


  • Broad knowledge of educational technology applications, information technology systems (hardware and software), connectivity/productivity tools, Web development, telecommunications, database architecture, and management information/decision support systems.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skill, particularly in regard to project management.
  • Facility with detailed technical documentation in an administrative database management system setting.
  • Strong leadership, management, and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and planning ability.
  • Ability to achieve operational improvement through well-designed assessment/follow-up cycles.
  • Ability to manage multiple budgets.
  • Ability to effectively address diverse needs in a medium sized, complex institution.
  • Bachelor's degree required.

Administrative Assistant to Alumni and Development

Alumni and Development
40 hours/12 months
February 17, 2017


The Administrative Assistant for Alumni and Development is the point of “first contact” for alumni and donors including entry into the Alumni Center, incoming phone calls, e-mail, and mail.   In every contact the goals are to meet the need of the individual directly or by referral, and update the Raiser Edge record. In addition, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the alumni and development teams by assisting with projects and events.



  • Be the “first contact” of all alumni and donors calling, visiting, emailing or mailing to the campus and respond, redirect or get information and reply in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the master calendar for the Alumni Center and Alumni/Development: meeting rooms, alumni events, development related events, and when alumni or major donors will be visiting campus.
  • Coordinate all alumni benefits and hospitality visits (meal tickets, brochures, campus maps, room information, class guest passes, computer lab, fitness center).
  • Maintain appropriate greeting cards and notes and route to Director or others for appropriate ministry to alumni and donors.
  • Receive, record and confirm registrations for alumni or donor events.
  • Assist in gathering, preparing “day of event” items including: name tags, gift bags, programs, etc.
  • Serve as liaison for Alumni Leadership Council meetings and other leadership/staff gatherings as needed.
  • Process donor premiums in response to CIU Fund solicits.
  • Proficient in Raiser Edge queries, updates, and research related to alumni and development.
  • Generate prayer lists for various people interested in specific, current prayer for alumni.


  • Five years administrative experience required.
  • Professional experience with donors required.
  • Quick learner; not intimidated by requests or questions not encountered before.
  • High quality customer service / passionate about hospitality.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • School spirit and a passion to promote the University are essential as active involvement in University activities.
  • Management skills to oversee a number of projects with minimum supervision at a time.
  • Accuracy in maintaining: budget, calendar, data base, registrations, policy & procedure manual.
  • Efficient time manager and flexible in working some evenings and weekends.
  • Raisers Edge, Word, Excel.
  • Basic typing & computer skills.
  • Experience with data bases.
  • Phone, email and listening skills.

Technology and Media Support Specialist

Information Technology
32 hours/week
February 17, 2017


The Technology and Media Support Specialist provides technical support for the corporate division’s technology with emphasis in the deployment and operation of end user devices, classroom equipment, event equipment for meetings/audits, and media hardware/software.


  • Setup and deploy computer hardware, computer software, printers, tablets, smartphones, and lcd digital signage tv’s/monitors for end users, classrooms/labs, events, and general campus notification using best practices.
  • Assist with projects related to the replacement of media equipment, classroom/lab equipment, and digital signage across the corporation.
  • Assist with related account configurations, including the assistance of syncing mobile devices to work email and cloud office applications usage.
  • Perform password resets for faculty, students, board members, auditors, and other users associated with classroom instruction and events.
  • Coordinate laptop/tablet/printer reservations for corporation users for various needs based on stock loaners in inventory.
  • Perform inventory management for equipment and related documentation.
  • Assist with training for end users on how to use equipment in addition to maintaining instructions on proper usage.
  • Serve as backup for AV and Media Manager for chapel and related events corporate wide.



  • Must have courteous behavior and willingness to help and train people in a technical environment.
  • Able to research and resolve complex technical issues with limited supervision.
  • Broad knowledge and proven aptitude for working with computer hardware and software.
  • Ability to follow procedures in great detail and work with little supervision when needed.
  • Knowledge of both Microsoft and Mac operating systems is required.
  • A minimum of one year of education or experience in information technology support is required. 
  • Certification or degree in a computer technology or audio/visual field is preferred.  A+ or media certifications are a plus.
  • Computer hardware, printer, and/or smartphone repair experience preferred.
  • Some experience working with or troubleshooting network issues is required.

Security Officer

40 hours/12 months
January 02, 2017


The Security Officer will perform in a professional manner routine daily security duties to protect the campus community and assets of Columbia International University.The satisfactory performance of these duties will result in a safe and secure environment for the campus community to live, work, and study.


  • Maintain the physical security of buildings and facilities by conducting walk-throughs, door checks, and by following lock/unlock schedules.
  • Maintain the security of campus grounds to protect campus community and facilities by frequent vehicle and foot patrols or by manning an access control point.
  • Continually be observant of individuals and situations that may compromise the security and safety of the campus community and facilities.
  • Be observant for maintenance issues that require attention.
  • Enforce campus parking and traffic regulations.
  • Complete necessary reports and paperwork as required.
  • Maintain a professinal appearance and attitude.
  • Work as a team with other officers and the campus community.


  • Ability to analyze problems and select proper corrective action.
  • Must be 21 years of age in order to meet state requirements for security officer.
  • Ability to be certified in the use of firearms and non-lethal weapons such as OC spray and baton.
  • Ability to complete additional training as required.
  • Good all-around public relations and communication skills.
  • Ability to keep good composure in all situations.
  • Ability to work alone and remain alert to surroundings.
  • Flexibility in days and hours available for work, including weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to sit and drive for long periods of time.
  • Ability to stand on feet for a long period of time.
  • Good physical condition.
  • High school diploma.
  • One year of law enforcement or security experience.


Ben Lippen School Bus Driver

Ben Lippen School
December 13, 2016

The Ben Lippen School bus driver will drive for field trips, school sporting events, and possibly morning and/or afternoon routes to/from the SAR campus. 


  • A completed application with 2 references is required
  • A background check and acceptable driving record is required.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with valid SC Driver's license.
  • CDL license - A CDL license is REQUIRED.
  • Experience with older buses is a plus, but not required. 
  • Flexible schedule

 If interested, please contact Kim Carlen at or (803)807-4197.

Faculty/Director, Philosophy Major

College of Arts and Sciences, Higher Ed
40 hours/12 months
July 01, 2017


The Director of the Philosophy program provides vision and leadership for the program, as well as serving as curriculum developer and instructor, interacting and advising students within the program, and teaching up to 8 courses per year (24 semester hours) within the discipline of philosophy.


  • Provide overall leadership for the philosophy program
  • Oversee the development and ongoing refinement of the philosophy curriculum to ensure its consistency with CIU’s institutional mission and its suitability for vocational preparation
  • Advise and counsel students within the program
  • Assist the division chair and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in the recruitment and evaluation of adjunct faculty as needed
  • Advise the library regarding acquisition and preservation of relevant materials (print and electronic)
  • Teach up to eight (8) college level courses per year (24 semester hours)
  • Supervise adjunct faculty as needed
  • Work within the program budget in consultation with the division chair
  • Serve on committees as assigned within the university
  • Assist in training students via internships and practicum experiences as appropriate
  • Participate in faculty meetings at the college and university level; attend other appropriate events including chapel, conferences, and student events
  • Yearly affirm the institution’s mission, doctrinal position, and community standards


  • Extensive knowledge of the disciplines associated with philosophy, including but not limited to: logic, classical, medieval, modern, contemporary, and moral philosophy
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge in ethics and the history of Western philosophy including the interconnections between philosophy and theology
  • Provide creative vision for the program
  • Oversee and ensure the vitality of the curriculum
  • Ability to teach effectively at the college level, utilizing technology as appropriate
  • Competent in or able to learn and facilitate online education
  • Ability to judge competencies and character while remaining sensitive to the needs of those being served
  • Understand the needs and trends associated with traditional college age students as well as the traits necessary for graduates of the philosophy program to display
  • Ability to confront and resolve conflicts when necessary
  • Commitment to CIU’s mission and vision
  • Commitment to live within the standards of the CIU community
  • An earned doctorate (PhD) in Philosophy from an accredited university is required.
  • Some level of post-secondary training in biblical/theological studies is desired to ensure biblical consistency in one’s philosophy of teaching philosophy in a biblical university
  • Cross-cultural ministry experience is desired.
  • Preference given to individuals with at least three years of teaching at the college level.

Ministry Care Faculty Member

Seminary & School of Ministry
12 months
August 01, 2017


  • Collaborates with the dean, faculty, and staff to offer training in pastoral and missionary care.
  • Embraces CIU’s educational philosophy of integrating academic excellence, spiritual formation, and ministry skills development, with Bible at the core.


  • Classroom instruction: Demonstrate excellence in classroom teaching, including proficiency in classroom and online instructional technology.
  • Student relationships: Advise and mentor students; foster student-faculty relationships by participating in student functions and small groups as appropriate.
  • Professional engagement: Participate in professional associations, research, and writing that support the professional discipline(s) taught.
  • Ministry involvement: Model consistent service in local church, mission, and/or marketplace contexts.
  • Personal growth: Model Christ-like character and conduct; exhibit growth in areas of personal challenge.


Corporate Commitment

  • Support of CIU mission and vision: Participates in growing a biblical university, encourages prospective students to attend CIU’s colleges, and promotes CIU’s other ministries.
  • Alignment with CIU values: Consistently advocates and practices CIU’s five core values.
  • Promotion of CIU culture: Cooperates with others, expresses opinions appropriately, supports decisions once they are made, and cultivate corporate unity.
  • Participation in CIU activities: Attends faculty meetings, chapels, prayer days, Homecoming, and other activities.


  • Ph.D. in Counseling, Psychology, or Counselor Education and Supervision from an accredited institution.
  • Graduate-level degree in biblical-theological studies.
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience in graduate-level higher education.
  • Experience in local church ministry.
  • Experience in cross-cultural ministry outside the US.
  • Knowledge of and experience in counseling theories and skills.
  • Ability to articulate and integrate biblical-theological truth.
  • Proficiency in the use of educational and classroom technology.
  • Effectiveness in communicating with and coaching adult learners.
  • Commitment to teamwork and a collegial model of decision-making.


For more information, contact Dr. John Harvey at

Faculty Member – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

College of Counseling
12 months
July 01, 2017


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;


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