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Telecom/Post Office Service Representative
Sweet Briar College has a full-time customer service representative position available in its Telecom Department. We are seeking a personable and effective communicator with superior customer service skills. This individual will be responsible for interacting directly with students, staff, administration, and those living on campus with telephone, CATV, voice mail and DSL modem services. Other duties include processing requests for new service, resolving problems with existing service, and initiating work orders for installation and/or repair. This position also serves as additional post office customer service rep as needed.
Successful candidate will:
- Manage all student, staff, and private residence accounts.
- Process monthly department billing.
- Follow up on past due accounts.
- Handle monthly copier account billing and balancing.
- Promote services offered.
- Sign up subscribers for telecom services.
- Handle trouble calls with follow-ups/work orders.
- Process USPS mailings.
- Run window operations for both USPS and UPS/FedEx services.
- Assist in creating SBC Directory.
Applicants must have an associate’s degree (bachelor’s preferred). Other required knowledge/skills include a good working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows 7 Enterprise, Microsoft Office, and CS1000 phone switch. Previous experience in TM, CallPilot and Banner preferred. This position also requires the ability to lift and sort parcels weighing up to 50 lbs. and the flexibility to work some weekends.
This full-time position is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweet Briar College seeks a full-time Plumber-Boiler Operator to join our Physical Plant team. The Plumber will maintain the college community sanitary sewer, drainage, and water systems, including boiler operations and pool balance, install the plumbing systems in small construction projects, keep up with plumbing code and any new plumbing equipment, and maintain inventory of plumbing repair parts.
Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds; clearly communicate plumbing problems, resolutions, and requirements; operate motorized maintenance equipment; walk/stand for long periods of time. Must have flexibility to work weekends and longer hours as needed. Would prefer a Plumber with a journeyman’s card but would consider an apprentice who is working towards a journeyman’s card. Must be willing to learn how to perform chemical treatment of boiler equipment and test and monitor chemical treatment of our pool area.
Interested applicants should submit a resume or a completed SBC employment application to: Physical Plant, P.O. Box 1060, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 24595 or via email to email@example.com. Full-time position with health, paid time off & retirement benefits, and competitive salary.
Assistant Lacrosse Coach (part-time)
This position is responsible for assisting the head lacrosse coach with recruiting and coaching of women's lacrosse program. This involves an extensive amount of recruiting, coaching, traveling and advising of student-athletes. Candidate should possess the ability to motivate recruits, players, students and alumnae to support the program. Knowledge of the rules and strategies of lacrosse including, but not limited to, teaching techniques and coaching strategies that are necessary for our student-athletes to compete at the collegiate level. Ability to interact effectively and establish cooperative working relationships with highly motivated student athletes, coaching colleagues, department staff and other persons from diverse backgrounds including parents, fans, boosters, members of the media and officials associated with lacrosse.
Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership abilities and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Coaching, teaching or playing experience at the high school, club or college level is preferred. Bachelor's degree required. Compensation includes a fall and spring stipend and an hourly rate for recruitment activity. As the work schedule for the Assistant Lacrosse Coach will be less than an average of 30 hours per week during the academic year, this position does not provide benefits.
To Apply: Send a letter of interest summarizing qualifications and relevant experience, a current resume and a list of three references with names, addresses, email and phone numbers to: Hayley Engster, Head Lacrosse Coach, Sweet Briar College, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins August 8, 2013, and continues until the position is filled.
Major Gifts Officer (updated December 2013)
Sweet Briar College is pleased to announce a search for a new Major Gifts Officer. This position is responsible for representing the interests and priorities of the College to its most accomplished alumnae, parents and friends.
Working with the staff and volunteer leadership of the College, the Major Gifts Officer identifies, cultivates and solicits donors capable of making major and planned gifts of $50,000 or more. This position reports to the Director of Major and Planned Giving and works closely with the Alumnae and Development staff to develop and implement a customized stewardship plan for each major gift donor.
Successful candidates will believe in the mission of Sweet Briar College and the value of a women's liberal arts education; have a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred); 3-7 years of progressively responsible experience in a fundraising organization, including 2 years or more of demonstrated success in soliciting gifts in a face-to-face setting from individuals; or comparable experience in a related field (admission, sales, marketing, etc.). This position requires knowledge of planned gifts and estate planning; outstanding organizational and communication skills; energy and enthusiasm; creativity and flexibility. Extensive travel, roughly 2-3 days per week, is required.
Based on the travel requirements and proximity to many of our constituents, the Major Gifts Officer could be based on campus (Lynchburg/Charlottesville area) or work remotely from Richmond, VA, Northern Virginia/DC, or Atlanta, GA. With a telecommuting arrangement, there will be a need for regular visits to campus worked into the travel schedule.
Please send cover letter, resume, and three references via email to MGOsearch@sbc.edu. Applications accepted until position is filled; those received prior to January 24 will be given priority review.
Assistant Professor, Medieval Literature/Culture (tenure track, commencing with 2014-15 academic year)
Sweet Briar College seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in Medieval Literature and Culture to join the English Department, which offers majors and minors in English and in English and Creative Writing, and also contributes to the College’s programs in Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Gender Studies, and Education as well as the First-Year, General Education, and Honors programs.
This faculty member will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across traditional disciplinary boundaries, particularly with other members of the Medieval/Renaissance Studies program. Classes to be taught will include upper-level courses for the majors (the History of English, Chaucer, and topics courses in areas of specialization) as well as introductory courses in literature and composition. The teaching load is currently 3:3, though the College is in process of transitioning to a 3:2 load.
Qualified candidates for this position must have:
- by the start of the academic year, a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature with English as the major language, or Medieval Literature and Culture
- expertise in Anglo-Saxon and/or Middle English literature
- evidence of excellence in college-level teaching, an active research agenda and strong scholarly potential, and a commitment to service
Preference will be given to candidates whose qualifications include one or more of the following:
- a strong concentration in global medieval literature and culture, including relevant languages in European or non-European traditions
- research and teaching interests in transnational and transcultural interactions or in the intertextual relations between works in English and those in other languages
- interdisciplinary expertise in, for example, theories of translation and/or narratology, gender studies, medieval philosophy or visual cultures, or comparative religions
To apply, please email the following to email@example.com: CV/resume; letter of application; writing sample of 25pp. or less; sample syllabi; recent teaching evaluations; graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable); a list of three referees whom you have asked to submit confidential recommendations. Recommendations should also be submitted by PDF to the same email address. Fullest consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 1.
Assistant Professor of Music (tenure track, commencing with 2014-15 academic year)
Sweet Briar College seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music with specialties in music theory, composition, piano, and music direction. The Division of Performing Arts offers majors in music, dance, musical theatre and theatre as well as a certificate in arts administration.
Duties will include teaching the four-course Music Theory sequence, serving as musical director of one musical each year, teaching applied composition, and teaching some applied piano students. Interest in electronic music is a plus. The candidate will be expected to participate fully in the service of the college, including student advising and recruitment and maintain an ongoing program of research and publication or performance.
The successful applicant must possess an earned terminal degree in music (DMA, PhD). The successful candidate must have a serious commitment to teaching, research and performance and be committed to working in a liberal arts environment.
Please send a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation by October 31, 2013, via email to Dr. William R. Kershner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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