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Chief Financial Officer

Finance/Operations
Full-time
40 hours/12 months
July 01, 2017

Summary

The Chief Financial Officer provides leadership in the planning and management of the University’s financial resources, and in the communication of its financial information to internal and external constituents.  He/she also provides leadership to seven of the university’s operations departments.

 

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the President’s Cabinet to assess the financial aspects of plans under consideration, and develops business models and recommendations regarding the allocation of financial resources to support the institutional strategy. 
  • Provides financial and operational reporting to the Board of Trustees and executive team, as well as to external constituents (e.g., accreditors, donors, regulators, etc.).
  • Leads and continually improves the operations of seven departments: Finance/Accounting, Business Services, Information Technology, Human Resources/Legal, Physical Plant, Security, and Pineview Apartments.  Recruits and develops exceptional team members, fosters teamwork, and inspires team members to excellence.
  • Oversees budget management, risk management, and investments management (endowments and other scholarship funds of $40 million).
  • Maintains highly collaborative relationships with academic leaders and other administrative leaders to promote fiscal awareness and accountability.
  • Manages vendor contracts for the bookstore, grounds, food service, etc.
  • Stays abreast of relevant professional and tax standards, and laws governing higher education and employment matters, so as to keep CIU in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Ensures that adequate controls and procedures are in place (and documented) to safeguard the institution’s assets and produce reliable financial information.
  • Supervises the directors of the following departments: Finance/Accounting, Business Services, Information Technology, Human Resources/Legal, Physical Plant, Security, and Pineview Apartments.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CIU’s biblical and community life and doctrinal standards, mission and goals.
  • Proven senior level management and organizational skills with ability to manage departments, projects, tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Demonstrated expertise in financial reporting, management, and analysis in an organization with a diverse financial structure and fund accounting system.
  • An understanding of the critical issues facing, and laws governing, higher education.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance or related major.
  • CPA certification preferred.
  • Five (5) years of proven financial and operations management experience within a large, complex organization.

Security Officer

Security
Full-time
40 hours/12 months
January 02, 2017


Summary

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.

 


Responsibilities

  • 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.


Qualifications

  • 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
Part-time
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. 

Requirements:

  • 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 - Training for CDL license will be provided if applicant does not have one. 
  • Experience with older buses is a plus, but not required. 
  • Flexible schedule

 If interested, please contact Kim Carlen at kim.carlen@benlippen.com or (803)807-4197.

Faculty/Director of the Psychology Program

College of Arts and Sciences
Full-time
40 hours/12 months
July 01, 2017

Summary

The Director of the Psychology program provides vision and leadership for the program, as well as serving as curriculum developer and instructor and interacting and advising students within the program. The Director will teach 21 semester hours annually within the discipline of psychology, with an additional 3 semester hours of administrative load credit.  The Director also serves as primary steward of educational department guidelines and policies.  

Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership for the psychology program
  • Oversee the development and ongoing refinement of the psychology curriculum to ensure its consistency with CIU’s institutional mission and its suitability for vocational preparation and graduate programs leading to licensed service as a mental health professional
  • Work to expand the vision and course offerings of department
  • 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
  • The Director must be willing to phone, e-mail, meet with, advise, review transcripts, guide, and/or provide information to those interested in the psychology major as appropriate
  • Endorse and model professional standards and proficiencies
  • Teach up to seven (7) college level courses per year (21 semester hours; 3 additional hours load credit are assigned for administrative responsibilities)
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of the disciplines associated with psychology, including but not limited to: research, psychological paradigms, human psychology, and counseling
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge in the mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth needs of people in clinical, academic, and church/mission settings
  • 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
  • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching as appropriate 
  • Understand the needs and trends associated with traditional college age students as well as the traits necessary for graduates of the psychology 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
  • Design and implement effective instructional and counseling strategies and method
  • An earned doctorate (PhD) in Psychology from an accredited university is required
  • Possession of a Mental Health License (e.g. LP, LPC) or having the intention to secure one is required. (CIU seeks a faculty member who is a blend of researcher and practitioner.)
  • Some level of post-secondary training in biblical/theological studies is desired to ensure biblical consistency in one’s philosophy of teaching psychology in a biblical university
  • Some cross-cultural ministry is desirable
  • Preference is given to individuals with at least three years of experience teaching at the college level

Faculty/Director, Philosophy Major

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

Summary

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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
Full-time
12 months
August 01, 2017

Summary

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Faculty Member – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

College of Counseling
Full-time
12 months
August 01, 2016

Summary

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

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; jharvey@ciu.edu

Administrative Assistant to Alumni and Development

Alumni and Development
Full-time
40 hrs wk/12 months
May 12, 2016

Description

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Be 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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Enrollment Counselor, Undergraduate

Admissions
Full-time
40 hr/wk, 12 mo/yr
April 22, 2016

Summary

This position exists to support the mission of the Admissions Department with recruitment and admissions responsibilities.  Recruitment responsibilities include representing Columbia International University at schools, conferences, and other events.  In the recruiter role, this position is responsible to meet an assigned goal for new students successfully admitted each semester.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Intentionally build relationships with prospective students through email, phone calls, and personal notes that help communicate the programs of the University and admissions policies.
  • Maintain applicant files
  • Process and review applications for admission to the University
  • Meet with and interview prospective students and guests during campus visits
  • Recruit students via recruiting trips to assigned geographical territories as well as local high schools as assigned
  • Coordinate file review with faculty and student deans as needed
  • Coordinate communication flow for assigned inquiries and applicants
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to be alert, precise, analytical, tactful, and persuasive.
  • Mental faculties to plan, organize, and make decisions.
  • Knowledge of computers and other office equipment.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Flexibility in days and hours available for work, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to meet and deal effectively with prospective students, parents and the general public.
  • Ability to travel as assigned.
  • Knowledge of CIU academic programs, admissions policies and procedures, and general enthusiasm for the University.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least one year experience as a CIU student preferred
  • Experience in admissions, recruiting, or ministry leadership preferred

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