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Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission

Sweet Briar College is seeking candidates for the position of Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission (title commensurate with experience) who will be responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of students who will succeed at Sweet Briar College.  The Admission Counselor/Assistant Director will provide professional representation of Sweet Briar College to all external and internal constituency groups, plan and execute day and evening recruitment activities involving travel, conducting interviews, phone conversations, and assist with general office and College activities and assignments.

Qualified candidates must have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, superb presentation skills to create a lasting positive first impression, outstanding interpersonal skills to facilitate and reinforce a persuasive enrollment campaign for prospective students.
  • The ability to articulate the value of an excellent liberal arts education as well as the significance and relevance of women’s college education.
  • Strong multitasking management skills, highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Self-starting, independent working style within a collaborative team of dedicated professionals.
  • At least a Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A valid driver’s license.

The position requires an individual who can serve as a visible presence in the campus community, and who has a high level of energy, enthusiasm, professionalism, and commitment to teamwork.  Sweet Briar has adopted a recruitment philosophy that is rooted in building relationships with prospective students and families – candidates should offer evidence of this skill set in their cover letter.  Preference will be given to candidates having prior admission experience.  Extensive travel and evening/weekend work is required throughout the calendar year.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to admissionjob@sbc.edu.   Applications should be submitted by April 25, 2014 to receive the fullest consideration; review of applications will begin immediately with an anticipated start date of June/July 2014.  Sweet Briar College offers a pleasant working environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.


Swim Coach

Sweet Briar College is seeking a Head Women’s Swim Coach to start as soon as possible. The current team, which features three first-year swimmers named to all-conference teams and a B Cut time, placed fourth overall at the 2014 conference championships, improving from seventh place in 2013.   Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the swimming program, including recruiting, budgeting, and teaching.  The college sponsors six varsity sports for women and is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III.

This position is responsible for the administration, budgeting, recruiting and coaching of the women's swimming program.  The position requires an extensive amount of recruiting, coaching, traveling and advising of student-athletes. Candidates should possess the ability to motivate student-athletes, students, and alumnae to support the program. Qualified applicants will possess knowledge of the rules and strategies of swimming, including teaching techniques and coaching strategies necessary for our student-athletes to compete at the collegiate level.  Candidates must 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, members of the media and officials associated with swimming. Duties as Aquatics Director: oversee and secure lifeguards and other student workers for Prothro Natatorium.  Manage the aquatics master schedule. Work with groups within and outside the College community to schedule events in Prothro Natatorium. Other related duties as assigned.  Additional responsibilities include teaching in our physical education department. 

Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership abilities and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.  Coaching, teaching or playing experience at the college level is preferred.  Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.  Current lifeguard training certification and lifeguard instructor certification preferred.  The selected candidate should adhere to the philosophy of Sweet Briar College and NCAA Division III rules.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, please 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: Kelly Morrison, Director of Athletics, Swim Coach Search Committee, Sweet Briar College, via email at swimsearch@sbc.edu.   Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.


Field Hockey Coach

Sweet Briar College is seeking a Head Women’s Field Hockey Coach to start as soon as possible.  Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the field hockey program, including recruiting, budgeting, and teaching; a secondary duty supporting athletic department success will also be assigned. Sweet Briar is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, and sponsors six varsity sports for women. Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership abilities and knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations. 

This position is responsible for the administration, budgeting, recruiting and coaching of the women's field hockey program.  The position requires an extensive amount of recruiting, coaching, traveling and advising of student-athletes. Candidates should possess the ability to motivate student-athletes, students, and alumnae to support the program. Qualified applicants will possess knowledge of the rules and strategies of field hockey, including teaching techniques and coaching strategies necessary for our student-athletes to compete at the collegiate level.  Candidates must 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, members of the media and officials associated with field hockey. This job also includes a second assignment in one of the following areas:  Assistant Sports Information Director, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Wellness Coordinator or Assistant Facilities Director.  Additional responsibilities may include teaching in our physical education department. 

Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership abilities and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.  Coaching, teaching or playing experience at the college level is preferred.  Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.  Current first aid/AED/CPR certification preferred.  The selected candidate should adhere to the philosophy of Sweet Briar College and NCAA Division III rules.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, please 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: Kelly Morrison, Director of Athletics, Field Hockey Coach Search Committee, Sweet Briar College, via email at fhsearch@sbc.edu.   Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.


One Year Instructor or Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Sweet Briar College seeks a one-year non-tenure track Instructor or Assistant Professor in Philosophy for a position beginning in fall 2014.  Course load of 3/3 with all levels of undergraduate teaching expected.  Area of research specialty should be politics or ethics and candidates should be prepared to teach broadly in the history of Continental philosophy.  The ideal candidate will be committed to teaching in a small, liberal arts college setting.  Ph.D. in Philosophy preferred; will consider ABD.  Teaching experience required.

Send dossier, including a detailed cover letter, at least three letters of reference, complete, not selected, sets of course evaluations, and a brief writing sample to philosophysearch@sbc.edu.  Review of applications will commence on April 25, 2014.


One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor, History (sabbatical replacement, commencing with 2014-15 academic year)

Sweet Briar College is hiring a one-year sabbatical replacement starting August 2014 for a visiting assistant professor in Early Modern Atlantic World History.  The six-course load (a 3:3 schedule for the academic year, with four of those courses at the intermediate or upper levels) includes teaching the first half of the American history sequence and a survey of Tudor­-Stuart Britain or early modern Iberia, in addition to surveys and upper-level seminars in the candidate’s areas of specialization.  Ability to teach West or North African history, and/or the history of Early Modern Levant or Iberia is especially welcome.  The College values engaged undergraduate teaching by offering small seminars and discussion-based classes.  Ph.D. in History with teaching experience preferred.

Applicants should email to historysearch@sbc.edu: cover letter, current CV, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts.  All materials should be submitted by PDF.  Screening of applicants will begin by April 4, 2014.


One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer, Anthropology (sabbatical replacement, commencing with 2014-15 academic year)

Sweet Briar College is hiring a one-year sabbatical replacement starting August 2014 in Socio-cultural Anthropology (may include an interest in archaeology). The six-course load (a 3:3 schedule for the academic year) includes the following courses:  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, area course, Social-cultural Theory, Globalization or Gifts and Commodities, Ethnographic Methods (Writing), and a possible archaeology or anthropology course of the candidate’s choice.  The college values engaged undergraduate teaching by offering small seminars and discussion-based classes. 

Applicants should email to anthsearch@sbc.edu: CV/résumé; a letter of application; supporting evidence of teaching experience (philosophical statement of teaching, sample syllabi or course evaluations); graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable) and a list of three references (with email addresses) that may be contacted for top candidates.  All materials should be submitted by PDF.  We will begin screening applicants by March 15, 2014. The Department seeks a dynamic, energetic ABD or recent Ph.D. to fill this position.  Nearby and some on-campus housing is available for rent.


 

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