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Director of Operations and Technology, Admission Office

The Admission Department at Sweet Briar College has a Director of Operations and Technology position available on its team.  Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment Management, this individual works closely with the Dean, the Director of Financial Aid, the Director of Student Financial Planning and the Director of Recruitment to ensure a seamless experience for applicants as they proceed through the admissions cycle, from inquiry to enrollment. 

The successful candidate will ensure operational effectiveness across the division’s many functions, including consistent routines and protocols for daily activities.  Working closely with the Computer Services department to continue to develop, enhance and build operational efficiencies, the Director works to establish viable solutions for various needs.  This individual supervises 3-4 operations staff members and student workers.

Typical responsibilities include:

·         Supervises the operations team in the Office of Admission

·         Collaborates with staff in Computer Services, Admission and Financial Aid to fully and effectively utilize the division's databases and the data collected from them

·         Leads CRM implementation and enhances recruitment efforts by leveraging the CRM tool

·         Trains admission counselors and departmental staff in the use of enrollment-related software tools

·         Assists in the development of student recruitment materials, in partnership with the Office of Media, Marketing and Communication (MMC)

·         Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Research to provide relevant and required data

Required qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree minimum; Master’s preferred

·         Knowledge about best practices within the college/university admission field

·         Proficiency in various computing systems, database management, Microsoft Office suite

·         Ability to gather, analyze and report data coherently, both orally and in writing/presentations

·         Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, including proven ability to develop and sustain effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students and outside organizations

·         Ability to foster a team environment and to work cooperatively and positively as a member of that team

·         Experience successfully managing and developing staff

·         Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

·         Minimum required experience: 3 years of experience in admission operations

·         Must be able to work in a traditional office setting (desk, computer, etc.) in a multi-story building without an elevator and be able to attend meetings throughout campus.  Must be able to lift 25 lbs. occasionally.

·         Regular hours for this position are 8:30am – 5pm Monday-Friday.  Flexible hours and occasional weekend/evening work.  Ability to travel to workshops and conferences on behalf of the College. 

This full-time position is eligible for medical, retirement, paid time off and other benefits.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to admissionjob@sbc.edu.  Applications received prior to October 1, 2014 will be given priority.


Assistant Director of Financial Aid

The Admission Department at Sweet Briar College has an Assistant Director of Financial Aid position available on its team.  Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, this position shares responsibility with the director for need analysis, award packaging and counseling, and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of federal grant and loan programs, the College's loan program, the Virginia Tuition Grant program, and tracking of outside scholarships.  The Assistant Director is responsible for the overall management and administration of all student financial aid and the operation of the Financial Aid Office in the absence of the Director.  This individual supervises the student worker(s).

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of need-aware admission and financial aid packaging and the administrative procedures of various federal aid programs

Typical responsibilities include:

·         Performing need analysis and award packaging of prospective and enrolled students;

·         Submitting corrections and requesting payments for Federal Pell Grants;

·         Processing applications, promissory notes, and disbursements of federal and institutional loan programs;

·         Processing applications and reports associated with the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant program and other state grant programs, and tracking private scholarships funded by sources outside the College;

·         Collaborating with the Director of Student Financial Planning to counsel prospective students and their families about the College’s financial aid programs;

·         Counseling enrolled students and their families about the College’s financial aid programs.

Required qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree

·         Excellent customer service skills, focusing on students, prospective students and parents as customers

·         Top-notch demonstrated organizational skills

·         Ability to deal effectively with a diverse student body

·         Adeptness at analyzing and solving problems

·         Effective communicator, in written communications (letters and emails), individual in-person conversations and in large-group public speaking situations

·         Proficiency in using a large database to enter, find and extract data; experience with SunGard Banner preferred. Mastery of federal EDConnect, EDE Express software a plus.

·         Unquestionable ethics

·         Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

·         Minimum required experience: 3 years of experience in related work

·         Must be able to work in a traditional office setting (desk, computer, etc.) in a multi-story building and be able to attend meetings throughout campus

·         Regular hours for this position are 8:30am – 5pm Monday-Friday.  Flexible hours and occasional weekend/evening work.  Ability to travel to workshops and conferences on behalf of the College. 

This full-time position is eligible for medical, retirement, paid time off and other benefits.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to asstfinaid@sbc.edu.  Applications received prior to October 1, 2014 will be given priority.


Campus Safety Officer (Unarmed) (part-time)

Sweet Briar College (www.sbc.edu) has a part-time unarmed Campus Safety Officer position available in its Department of Campus Safety.  This individual will be responsible for maintaining mobile and foot patrol of the main campus and perimeters, responding to all alarms, suspicious person reports, and medical emergencies, staffing the entrance checkpoint, securing buildings, escorting students, conducting investigations, and enforcing campus parking and traffic regulations by issuing parking violations. 

The successful candidate will:

·         Patrol Sweet Briar College properties and facilities by foot and motor vehicle.

·         Perform effectively under stress.

·         Be in good physical and mental condition.

·         Demonstrate the ability to interact with others in a professional manner and use sound judgment when resolving issues and assessing situations.

·         Demonstrate positive customer service and ability to build relationships within the framework of Community Policing.

·         Be able to communicate well with students, staff, faculty, guests, and other law enforcement officers.

·         Follow written and oral directions given during the performance of daily assignments.

·         Have a basic knowledge of current law enforcement and/or security techniques.

·         Have familiarity with Virginia and federal laws and regulations applicable to the College.

·         Maintain confidentiality of information and records pertaining to investigations and college operations.

·         Perform other duties as assigned by the director of campus safety or other college official.

Applicants must be high school graduates (or have a GED).  Minimum of six months in security, customer service, or similar experience is required; related law enforcement/emergency response/ dispatch experience is preferred.  Position requires current DCJS Campus Safety Officer Certification, or ability to obtain Certification within six months of employment.  Positions require certification in CPR, Basic First Aid, and AED operations, or ability to obtain certification with 30 days of employment.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to submit to background and motor vehicle report checks.

Applicants must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, including, but not limited to:

·         Ability to confront or restrain subjects

·         Working in extreme weather conditions

·         Remaining seated in a normal position, or remaining standing for long periods of time

·         Ability to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running

·         Ability to reach up and out with hands and arms

·         Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl

·         Ability to climb stairs and ladders

·         Ability to pick up, push, or pull, up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet

This position requires ability to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts, as well as weekends and holidays.  This part-time position is not eligible for medical and retirement benefits.  Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled.  Send cover letter and resume along with the names of three (3) professional references via email to safetyofficer@sbc.edu. 


Assistant Director of Operations

The Admission Department at Sweet Briar College has an Assistant Director of Operations position available on its team.  Reporting to the Director of Enrollment Management Strategic Operations, the Assistant Director of Operations supports student recruitment and enrollment processes by maintaining the Admission database, keeping it current, functional and maximized by ensuring data and report accuracy, and the accurate and timely import and export of data.

We are seeking a goal-oriented individual with strong initiative, creative and critical-thinking skills, organizational qualities, and a consistent attention to detail.  The successful candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Typical responsibilities include:

·         Lead Banner expert - interact with IT regarding all aspects of Banner for the Admission Department

o   maintain and update tables and data entry standards

o   create workflows and communications plans within Banner

o   ensure the proper flow of data into Banner from outside sources and software (e.g., a soon-to-be-implemented Constituent Relationship Management system)

o   provide training to all members of the Admission Department staff as needed to ensure adequate cross-training and operational capability

·         Data loads – be responsible for all aspects of batch data loads

·         Query writing/running – write queries independently and work with IT as needed

·         Data extraction – provide support for Enrollment Management and other SBC staff as needed

·         Provide quality control and assurance for data entry

Required qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree or post-baccalaureate certifications preferred

·         Progressive experience and demonstrated ability in database management, research, and analysis in Enrollment Management/Admission or another higher education function

o   Proficiency in database management, data entry and generating reports (routine and ad hoc); experience with Ellucian Banner preferred; SQL or similar experience.

o   Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with full facility in Excel (manipulating data, graphs and pivot tables) and Word (mail merges and conditional logic)

o   Demonstrated ability to audit work and improve processes to improve efficiency

o   Ability to manage own workflow, troubleshoot, and solve problems

o   Ability to work with IT partners to resolve issues and create new processes

·         Minimum required experience: 3-5 years’ experience in related work

·         Must be able to work in a traditional office setting (desk, computer, etc.) in a multi-story building without an elevator and be able to attend meetings throughout campus

This full-time position is eligible for medical, retirement, paid time off and other benefits.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to admissionjob@sbc.edu.  Applications received prior to August 22 will be given priority.


Assistant Professor - Psychology

The Psychology Department at Sweet Briar College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2015, in the area of Experimental Psychology. We are interested in candidates with a primary specialization in Cognitive Psychology. The candidate must be committed to teaching excellence in a liberal arts community while maintaining an active program of scholarly research that involves undergraduates. A research laboratory and startup monies are available. Teaching assignments are 3/3, and preference will go to candidates who can successfully teach Cognitive Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Methods and/or Statistics, Introductory Psychology, as well as courses in one’s area of specialty. The ability to teach in any of the following areas is also desirable: Behavioral Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology or Abnormal Psychology.

A Ph. D. or ABD in Experimental Psychology from an accredited institution is required. Review of applications will begin immediately with preference given to completed applications received by October 10, 2014.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research plans, and three letters of recommendation via email in pdf format to psychsearch@sbc.edu.  Further information may be requested from Dr. Jessica Salvatore (jsalvatore@sbc.edu; (434) 381-6129).


Sweet Briar College, located on 3,250 scenic acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, VA, is a nationally ranked, independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences college for women preparing students to fulfill their academic, professional and personal aspirations by providing excellent academic and co-curricular programs. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our academic and co-curricular community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.

 

Please refer all inquiries to the office listed in the specific posting for each job. Otherwise, contact:

Sweet Briar College
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 1090
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
(434) 381-6506