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Vice President for Information Technology

Information Technology
Full-time
40 hours/12 months
March 13, 2017

Summary

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

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

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 - A CDL license is REQUIRED.
  • 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.

Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid
Full-time
40 hours wk/12 months
September 01, 2016

Summary

The primary role of the Financial Aid Counselor is to provide excellent customer service to current and prospective students.  The duties of the Financial Aid Counselor include advising students and parents regarding financial aid concerns.  The counselor will be responsible for coordinating the CIU donor scholarship process, awarding graduate student, athletic and outside scholarships. The counselor will also assist the office manager and associate director of Financial Aid with daily operational tasks. 

Responsibilities

  • Counsel current and prospective students regarding financial aid concerns, file status, and aid eligibility
  • Coordinates CIU donor scholarship process 
  • Award outside scholarships and help students explore outside scholarship options.
  • Create content and revise content for the financial aid publications, website, net price calculator, financial aid student portal and social media
  • Update consumer disclosures per Dept. of Education federal regulations each year.
  • Assist with planning donor luncheon with Development
  • Assist with planning other recruitment events with Admissions
  • Provide backup assistance for office manager as needed, responding to inquiries via telephone, email and walk-ins

Qualifications

  • Continual need for: customer service skills, alertness, organization, critical thinking skills, math skills, attention to detail, ability to recall and adhere to federal regulations, ability to interact with students, listen, explain, and counsel
  • Frequent need for: writing, investigating, decision-making, and planning
  • High school diploma required
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent related work experience required
  • Customer service experience preferred

Guest Room Custodian

Physical Plant
Part-time
12 months
June 13, 2017

Summary

The guest room custodian is responsible for the campus guest rooms and the public restrooms at the Alumni Center, ensuring that the rooms are clean and ready for guests. The employee coordinates with the linen supplier to ensure that adequate linens are available.  The guest room custodian may be assigned tasks by the Physical Plant Assistant Director if there is insufficient work to fill the 20 minimum hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Clean all assigned areas according to prescribed manner.
  • Change linens and make beds.
  • Empty all trash containers.
  • Monitor linen inventory and ensure linens are properly invoiced.
  • Be alert for areas that need custodial attention and take appropriate action.
  • Be alert for fire or safety hazards and notify supervisor.
  • Be alert for any security problems, especially after hours, and notify supervisor.
  • Perform other custodial duties as required by supervisor.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occassional weekends.

Qualifications

  • Ability to use cleaning equipment such as vacuums, brooms, mops, etc.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction.
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to observe areas that need attention and take appropriate action.
  • Able to assist in medium to heavy lifting.
  • Able to be flexible.
  • High school diploma
  • One year custodial experience

 

Faculty Member – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

College of Counseling
Full-time
12 months
July 01, 2017

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; john.harvey@ciu.edu

Assistant Registrar for Online Studies

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

Description

The Assistant Registrar for online studies creates and maintains records for all online 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.  

Responsibilties

Primary Duties:

  • Manages online 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 transfer entry, 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, and CACREP]
  •  Department of Education standards necessary to support the Financial Aid office; and
  • Compliance requirements for the NCCAA. 

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

  • Ability to coordinate work with other employees.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • A broad knowledge of database functions including accuracy in data entry, data reports, and word processing;
  • Ability to prioritize projects based on administrative processes and academic cycle. 
  • Commitment to professional integrity, including knowledge of and commitment to upholding federal confidentiality guidelines regarding confidentiality of student academic information.
  • Commitment to maintaining best practices in service, innovation, and efficiency.
  • Commitment to a collaborative work environment.
  • 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.

 

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