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).
Office of Human Resources
Beacon College is dedicated to attracting talented, high caliber staff and supporting all employees in their professional development. Positions currently open are listed below:
Life Skills Specialist
Department: Student Affairs
Reporting Relationship: Director of Orientation and First-Year/Residential Experiences
The Life Skills Specialist enhances student life at Beacon College by assisting students in developing skills in a variety of areas, including: transition to college and adult life; socialization, relationship building, roommate issues; study and behavioral skills, time management; and daily living issues. The position is mission-focused and motivated by success in fostering and supporting the success of others. The incumbent must be someone who cares and is motivated by the success of students with specific learning disabilities and ADHD.
Specific duties include:
- Facilitate positive development of students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, in the areas of
executive functioning, social and emotional intelligence, and independent living skills.
- Guide students in developing and pursuing personal, academic, and professional goals, from transitioning into college through to graduation and beyond.
- Observe students in the academic environment and formulate individual strategies to facilitate their success.
- Collaborate and consult with other departments to ensure institutional understanding of individual student strengths and needs, through evaluation, educational program planning, and service delivery;
- Develop programs and strategies that assist students in effectively utilizing assistive technology, in conjunction with Information Technology Services and other Academic Departments.
- Partner with the Career Development staff in developing occupational recommendations for students nearing graduation and easing the transition to life after Beacon College.
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to plan and develop activities and events that create a campus environment of inclusivity.
- Interact individually with students to administer and interpret assessments, consult with them regarding results, and advise the student on specific strategies that reduce barriers to individual progress.
- Participate in the development and presentation of student trainings and workshops that provide information on a variety of personal development topics such as executive functioning skills, independent living skills, wellness, personal hygiene, social and emotional intelligence, and other topics pertaining to student success.
- Complete Annual Reports detailing department strengths and accomplishments and participate in departmental assessments, survey instruments, and other activities that evaluate the effectiveness of departmental efforts to continually improve the Orientation and First Year Experience programs
- Perform required administrative tasks such as reporting monthly data, documenting student progress, serving on committees and attending required College and departmental meetings/events.
- Become familiar and comply with College policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required (Life Coach training/certification may be substituted for degree). Experience in a higher education environment is also preferred. At least 3-5 years prior advising, counseling, or similar experience is required. Knowledge and previous experience in working with students who learn differently is preferred,
WORKING CONDITIONS: An indoor office setting, but may be required to work outside of the office in residence halls, etc. in order to assist the students. Must be flexible in dealing with shifting priorities and be willing to work some non-traditional hours.
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.
- 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