Employment

Beacon College campus building

Become part of a community dedicated to students with learning differences.

Beacon College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution committed to affirmative action and advocates a drug-free environment. Beacon College seeks qualified and diverse candidates with multicultural experience including members of protected class groups. Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Inquiries:
Office of Human Resources
Phone: 352-638-9762
Email: employment@beaconcollege.edu

Beacon College is dedicated to attracting talented, high caliber staff and supporting all employees in their professional development. Positions currently open are listed below:

Adminstrative Assistant – Housing & Student Affairs

Beacon College is currently recruiting for an Administrative Assistant – Housing and Student Affairs, reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs.

Responsibilities: The Assistant is the initial point of contact for visitors to the Student Affairs Office, greeting visitors, referring them to appropriate staff, answering the phone, and taking messages. Coordinates student housing applications, placement and assignment process, providing oversight of housing openings and closings, check-in/check-out procedures, key management, inspections, room transfers, and occupancy reports. Facilitates the processes for gathering and distributing student contact information, ID cards, waiver forms, parking passes, and other necessary documentation to support Student Affairs functions. Responsible for distributing incoming mail, preparing outgoing mail and producing mailing labels as required. Assists in creating promotional materials, maintaining supplies, equipment and workspace.

Qualifications: Requires excellent organizational, office-management, attention to details, and prioritizing skills. Excellent communication and people skills, ability to interact with students, parents, faculty/staff and other outside contacts. 3-4 years administrative support experience preferred. Outstanding customer service, communication skills and must be comfortable and skilled with technology. Requires analytical skills and ability to professionally handle sensitive and confidential data and situations. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and be willing to take on new challenges and have a passion for the Beacon College mission.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. Candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Beacon College, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, 105 E. Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748. E-mail applications are preferred at: employment@beaconcollege.edu. Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Bus Drivers – Full And Part-time

Beacon College was the first undergraduate institution in the United States accredited to award bachelor degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. We are committed to student success, offering academic and personal support services. We are currently recruiting for Full-Time and Part-Time Bus Driver in our Student Affairs Department reporting to the Transportation Coordinator

The Bus Driver will drive College established shuttle routes to various locations in Leesburg and surrounding areas as needed; Serve as a driver for Beacon College’s clubs and organizations for local outings as needed; Provide transportation for student internships, academic field trips, medical and weather related transportation, as well as conducting pre and post-trip safety vehicle  inspections.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma required; Must possess a valid Florida class “A” or “B” driver’s license with a “P” endorsement and a current medical certificate. The position requires a pre-employment drug screen, MVR and background check. Requires ability to work flexible hours and weekends as needed, and a customer service orientation.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. Candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Beacon College, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, 105 E. Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748. E-mail applications are preferred at: employment@beaconcollege.edu. Beacon College seeks qualified and diverse candidates with multicultural experience including members of protected class groups. To find out more about the Beacon College community please visit our website at www.beaconcollege.edu

Career Development Director

We are currently recruiting for a Career Development Director, reporting to the Provost. The Director provides management and oversight of the Career Development Center.

Responsibilities: The Director will lead, supervise, develop and implement a comprehensive career development program for students utilizing the Center staff and other Beacon College faculty and staff, including the establishment of corporate and institution contacts for student internships, strategic planning in conjunction with the Provost, budget development, and evaluating the effectiveness of the program. The Director provides direct supervision the Career Development Field Placement Coordinator.

Qualifications: Master of Arts or Science degree in Management or Higher Education Administration. Must possess leadership abilities in directing the Career Center activities and programs, working with academic departments.   Candidate must have the ability to organize people and get results within a budget and time restrictions. Ideal candidate will have a strong vision that will strengthen the Career Center, be willing to work one-on-one with students and in group settings. Requires patience and a calm demeanor. Requires strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience working with students with learning disabilities and ADHD preferred.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program, and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. Candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Beacon College, Director of Human Resources, 105 E. Main Street, Leesburg, FL 34748. E-mail application is preferred at: employment@beaconcollege.edu. Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Beacon College seeks qualified and diverse candidates with multicultural experience including members of protected class groups. To find out more about the Beacon College community, please visit our website at www.beaconcollege.edu.

Director Of Student Activities And The Student Center

We are currently recruiting for a Director of Student Activities and the Student Center, reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs. The Director is responsible for implementing a wide range of programs and activities for Beacon College students, supporting the College’s clubs and organizations, and overseeing the College’s Student Center.

Responsibilities: The Director of Student Activities and the Student Center is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, supervision, and assessment of a wide variety of Student Affairs activities including; co-curricular programming;, directing the Student Campus Activities Board, implementing a community service program, providing multicultural activities and developing a robust multicultural affairs program, advising/supervising all recognized clubs and  organizations, and participating in overall student affairs policy development . The Director exercises full supervisory authority over student workers, including all training and is responsible for proposing and administering the department’s operating budgets. The Director plans trips and other excursions for students and is expected to develop new initiatives (i.e., spring weekend, alternative spring break),regularly negotiating performance contracts with a variety of outside entertainment agencies and vendors related to student activities. The Director is responsible for developing an activities calendar and promoting student activities to the College community to increase participation. Provides direct oversight of the Student Center facility to include scheduling, equipment, supplies, maintenance requests, and the College Bookstore. Directly supervises the Bookstore Manager, Bookstore Assistant, and Student Workers assigned to the Student Center.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in Student Development or a related field preferred, and direct experience with student activities in a higher education Student Affairs office, must be current in best practices in higher education student activities programs, including relevant research, operating policies, programming, and legal/liability issues, Requires outstanding verbal and written communication skills along with organizational skills. Should be a dynamic team player, positive role model in working with a diverse student body and in representing Beacon College. Must be willing to spend time with residents in weekly and monthly programming and work some non-traditional hours providing support to students living on campus.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. Candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Beacon College, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, 105 E. Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748. E-mail applications are preferred at: employment@beaconcollege.edu. Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Beacon College seeks qualified and diverse candidates with multicultural experience including members of protected class groups. To find out more about the Beacon College community please visit our website at www.beaconcollege.edu

Reference Librarian

Beacon College is currently recruiting for a full-time Reference Librarian to provide library services during afternoon/evening and weekend hours, reporting to the Director of Library Resources. This position works a 10 month academic schedule with additional time off during holiday breaks. The ideal applicant should have a passion for emerging technologies, providing exceptional customer service, and collaborating with coworkers to create a learning-centered atmosphere for our students.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Reference Librarian will perform first point of contact duties in greeting faculty, staff, students and the general public and will; assist faculty and students in locating needed information via the OPAC and library databases; provide personalized database instruction in the classroom, collaborate with faculty to implement new services and resources in order to keep current with student needs, supervise work-study students/volunteers and the library in general during evening and weekend hours; conduct workshops and other activities in order to promote library services, create Libguides, informational brochures and signs to promote library services; provide basic technological support to copiers, printers, scanners, Mac and PC computers in the library; assist students with computer software, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, WordQ and Dragon Speak; promptly shelf or re-shelf books and other materials; check library materials in and out; perform opening and closing procedures for the library on evenings and weekends. Tentative Scheduled Hours: Mon-Thurs: 1pm-9pm; and Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. OR Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Hours may change slightly based on user demand.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program completed or nearing completion
  • 2+ years working in a library setting, preferably an academic library
  • 1+ years working in a supervisory capacity
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Experience using a variety of research databases and print resources
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress classification system
  • Demonstrated self-starter skills
  • Strong technology skills, including Microsoft Office products, Outlook email, Windows & Mac machines, copiers, scanners, etc
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary: $38,000

Residential Experience Coordinator

Beacon College is currently recruiting for a Residential Experience Coordinator, reporting to the Director of First-Year and Residential Experiences.

Responsibilities: The Residential Experience Coordinator is responsible for a variety of activities associated with a designated residential facility, including the overall supervision of the residential area, creating and implementing residential and co-curricular programming/activities that support the development of a sense of community and foster student success, both in and outside of the classroom. Monitor and coordinate a variety of tasks related to physical maintenance of designated residential area. Select, train and supervise Resident Assistants. Participate in the development and implementation of appropriate emergency or crisis procedures in residence halls, in conjunction with supervisor, physical plant, security, health center, and off-campus agencies. Interpret and enforce a wide variety of residential life policies/procedures governing student behavior, and implement appropriate formal and informal disciplinary procedures, as well as investigate, assess, and determine appropriate methods of resolving various interpersonal and community problems in the residence apartments.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in Student Development or a related field preferred and direct experience within a higher education Student Affairs office, must be current in best practices in higher education student residential management, including operating policies, programming, and legal/liability issues, requires outstanding verbal and written communication skills along with strong organizational skills. Should be a dynamic team player, positive role model in working with students and in representing Beacon College. Must be willing to maintain a visible presence by living on campus, spending time with residents in weekly and monthly programming and providing after-hours support to students living in the designated residential community. Must be willing to work flexible, non-traditional hours. This live in position includes room & board plus full Beacon College benefits.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. Candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Beacon College, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, 105 E. Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748. E-mail applications are preferred at: employment@beaconcollege.edu. Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Beacon College seeks qualified and diverse candidates with multicultural experience including members of protected class groups. To find out more about the Beacon College community please visit our website at www.beaconcollege.edu

Senior Accountant

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Accountant reporting to the Controller. The Sr. Accountant will process bi-weekly payroll and perform other general accounting responsibilities.

Responsibilities: Process bi-weekly payroll (currently using ADP) for approximately 100 full-time faculty/staff and 25-30 part-time student workers.  Prepare all payroll journal entries and associated account reconciliations.  Ensure timely disbursement of payroll deductions to appropriate vendors.  Prepare quarterly and annual payroll reconciliations and required reporting. Record the cost of newly acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), construction in progress, track existing fixed assets, record depreciation, and account for the disposition of fixed assets.  Prepare all fixed asset related journal entries and update policies and procedures as necessary. Record all deposits and bank transfers daily. Record daily sales and monthly inventory entries for the College bookstore. Perform account reconciliations and journal entries, as required. Provide support to the Bursar as necessary to ensure that all Student Accounts are properly maintained, funding paperwork processed timely and outstanding balances collected.  Prepare management reports as required.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required from an accredited university plus a minimum of three years related accounting experience. Previous payroll experience mandatory and previous ADP experience a plus. Prior higher educational and student accounting experience preferred but not mandatory. QuickBooks experience helpful and an advanced knowledge of Word and Excel is required. Must have the ability to professionally work, communicate and interact with faculty, staff, students, parents, board of directors and the community. Requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and the skillset to analyze data and make informed decisions. Requires a commitment to maintaining sensitive and confidential data.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program, and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. Candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Beacon College, Director of Human Resources, 105 E. Main Street, Leesburg, FL 34748. E-mail application is preferred at: employment@beaconcollege.edu. Beacon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Beacon College seeks qualified and diverse candidates with multicultural experience including members of protected class groups. To find out more about the Beacon College community, please visit our website at www.beaconcollege.edu.