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:

Positions at Beacon College

Admissions And Financial Aid Specialist

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 that help each student achieve his/her life goals. Beacon College is a growing community that is welcoming, accepting, and supportive of each community member. Set in the historic downtown of Leesburg, Florida, amidst beautiful lakes, Beacon College is close to Orlando and within an easy drive of many other points of interest in Florida. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Admissions and Financial Aid Specialist, performs a wide range of duties to support the daily operations of the Admissions and Financial Aid office.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Counsels prospective and enrolled students on the financial aid process
  • Provides secondary support for responding to admissions inquiries
  • Assists students and families to develop budgeting strategies to meet the cost of attendance.
  • Reviews and verifies the completeness and accuracy of various application forms and financial aid paperwork.
  • Participates in the conversion of paper application material into electronic records and documents.
  • Routes students and families who require special attention, appropriately.
  • Reviews information on the financial aid website to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Serves as a liaison for Beacon’s offsite financial aid processing operation.
  • Researches scholarship and grant opportunities for enrolled students.
  • Implements and/or assists with the development of strategies to outreach to external funding sources such as
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Veteran’s Affairs officers.
  • Supports related campus offices in the completion of reports.
  • Assists student accounts in resolving billing inquiries.
  • Attends and supports college weekend events such as admissions open houses, new student orientation, parent’s weekend, etc.

Qualifications
: Bachelor’s degree preferred or an Associate’s degree and significant relevant work experience, preferably in higher education.

Application
: Candidates should apply with a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts of highest degree awarded, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, 105 E. Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748. E-mail submissions are preferred and can be sent to: employment@beaconcollege.edu.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. 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

English Instructor

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 that help each student achieve his/her life goals. Beacon College is a growing community that is welcoming, accepting, and supportive of each community member. Set in the historic downtown of Leesburg, Florida, amidst beautiful lakes, Beacon College is close to Orlando and within an easy drive of many other points of interest in Florida. The General Education Division seeks an instructor with experience teaching first-year Composition courses, Rhetoric and Literature courses.

The Instructor provides direct instruction and hands on learning to create an engaging educational environment, monitors and assesses student learning outcomes, provides substantive feedback, working collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, and learning support. Workload consists of five fall, five spring, and one four week summer course, as well as participating in service to the community. The exact courses will be determined by the Department Chair.

Qualifications: Master degree in Arts with English major required, PhD preferred. Dedicated hands-on instructor who is willing to work one-on-one and in group classroom setting needed. Candidate must be dedicated to our student population. Must use hands-on, direct instruction in classroom and one-on-one settings. Willingness to employ research centered practices for teaching students with a learning disability and a high patience level required. Experience teaching students with learning disabilities and ADHD preferred.

Application: Candidates should apply with a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts of highest degree awarded, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, 105 E. Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748. E-mail submissions are preferred and can be sent to: employment@beaconcollege.edu.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. 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

Campus Safety Officer

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 that help each student achieve his/her life goals. Beacon College is a growing community that is welcoming, accepting, and supportive of each community member. Set in the historic downtown of Leesburg, Florida, amidst beautiful lakes, Beacon College is close to Orlando and within an easy drive of many other points of interest in Florida. We are currently recruiting a Campus Safety Officer in our Student Affairs Department reporting to the Director of Campus Safety.

The Campus Safety Officer works to maintain a safe and secure environment for Beacon College students, faculty, staff, and visitors, responsibilities include; patrolling campus to prevent crime, protecting life and property, preserving peace in the College community, escorting students from night classes back to apartments, providing safety education programs and partnering with Leesburg Fire Department and Leesburg Police Department on achieving effective campus safety policies and practices.

Qualifications: High School diploma required, college degree (Associates or Bachelors) preferred. Experience in a higher education environment is also preferred. Prior military or law enforcement experience is required with a preference for at least 3-5 years’ experience. The position requires sound judgement, a calm demeanor, a strong customer service orientation, a current or the ability to secure, a Florida Class D security license, current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification, and a valid driver’s license.

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

Learning Specialist

Beacon College is a private, liberal arts community that is experiencing carefully managed, robust growth among its full-time, largely residential undergraduate population. The College enjoys the distinction and legacy of being the first four-year institution in the United States regionally-accredited to award bachelor degrees exclusively to students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD.

Over close to 30 years, Beacon has continuously assessed and strengthened an effective undergraduate teaching model that is paralleled by and aligned with the academic personal support essential to collegiate success. As a consequence, the College’s student outcomes in measures such as persistence, four-year graduation, and post-degree employment are unsurpassed in American higher education. Set in historic Leesburg, amidst the beautiful lakes region of Central Florida, Beacon College is less than one hour’s drive to Orlando and an hour from both the State’s east and west coast beaches and shorelines.

Beacon’s Center for Student Success is currently recruiting for Learning Specialists, a pivotal role in the delivery and coherence of the College’s program of academic and developmental support. Successful candidates will be informed (through both professional preparation and experience), dedicated, and hands-on educational practitioners who welcome the opportunity to work one-on-one and in group settings with. The position requires of the incumbent a facility in guiding the acquisition learning techniques and strategies, addressing executive function deficits, and supporting and reinforcing critical thinking skills.

The Learning Specialist helps students to develop compensatory skills to improve academic performance, monitors and assesses student progress, provides substantive feedback, and works collaboratively with faculty, staff and families to foster student success. Undergraduate caseloads consist of between 25 and 28 assigned students during the fall and spring semesters. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to consider either a 10-month (no summer work) or 12-month, renewable position.

Qualifications: Requires a Master degree with a concentration in Special Education, Teaching and Learning, or a related field in education, psychology, or rehabilitation. The candidate must demonstrate excellence in working with students with a range of abilities. Experience working with students with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is preferred, and understanding and professionalism are required.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program and rewarding employment in a growing educational community. Beacon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). The College seeks qualified and diverse candidates with multicultural experience including members of protected class groups. To find out more about our 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