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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).

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

Human Services & Psychology Faculty Member

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. E-mail submissions are preferred and can be sent to: employment@beaconcollege.edu.

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 Human Services & Psychology Department is currently recruiting for a faculty member to teach Human Services and Psychology courses.  We seek a dedicated hands-on professor who is willing to work one-on-one and in group classroom settings as needed.  

The professor 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 3 credit courses in the fall, five 3 credit classes in the spring, as well as participating in service to the community. The exact courses will be determined by the Department Chair. 

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Human Services and/or Psychology. Requires professional experience working in a field related to Psychology. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching courses designed for improving student skill and knowledge required for professional employment. 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.  

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

Bus Driver

Please submit a current resume/CV to:
Eric Johnston, Director of Transportation at ejohnston@beaconcollege.edu

Available Positions:
One – Full time – 10 Month
One – Part-Time Position

Department: Transportation

Reporting Relationship: Director of Transportation

Primary Functions: The Bus Driver is responsible for providing safe and dependable transportation for the Beacon college community. 

Specific Responsibilities: The following duties are customary for this position; however, this may not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be assigned, added or removed per management discretion and institutional needs.

  • Drive for the college established shuttle routes to various locations in Leesburg and surrounding areas as needed;
  • Serving as a driver for Beacon College’s clubs and organizations for local outings as needed;
  • Providing transportation in support of the Center for Career Development for student internships;
  • Providing transportation in support of Academic field trips;
  • Assisting Student Affairs and all College personnel as requested;
  • Enforcing the College’s Student Code of Conduct and reporting violations in writing;
  • Conducting pre and post-trip safety vehicle  inspections;
  • Logging shuttle trips, mileage, and Code of Conduct violations;
  • Providing medical transportation and inclement weather transportation as needed;
  • Maintaining a strong customer service orientation with students, parents, staff and faculty;
  • Beacon College Buses are Drug and Tobacco free;
  • Becoming familiar with all college policies and procedures, and complying with these policies and procedures;

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required;
  • Possess a valid Florida class “A” or “B” driver’s license with a “P” endorsement ;
  • Possess current medical certificate;
  • Must be able to operate all Beacon vehicles, wheel chair lifts and able to properly secure wheel chair recipients;
  • Must be able to balance oneself, climb up steps, strongly grip objects, stoop, bend, push, pull and lift up to 50Lbs.
  • Be physically capable of assisting persons with special needs; 
  • Be able to safely operate a vehicle in inclement weather conditions;
  • Pre-employment drug screen, MVR and background check ;
  • Able to work flexible hours and weekends as needed;
  • Maintaining a strong customer service orientation with students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Assisting Student Affairs and all College personnel as requested;
  • Attending all professional development and driver training as required;
  • Becoming familiar with all college policies and procedures, and complying with these policies and procedures;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Anthrozoology Instructor

Rank and Salary:  Instructor or Assistant Professor (depending on degree), full-time, teaching load 5/5, salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:  August 2021

Qualifications:  M.S. with Anthrozoology major required, Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred.  The Anthrozoology program seeks an instructor with professional experience working in a field related to Anthrozoology (conservation/environmental education, animal behavior, animal sheltering, animal care, etc). Ideal candidate will have experience teaching related courses designed for improving student skill and knowledge required for professional employment. Candidate must be dedicated to Beacon College’s 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.  

Responsibilities:  Planning, preparing, presenting, and evaluating classroom instruction.  Determining and assessing student learning outcomes. Assist in the care of a live animal collection. 

Application:  Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three professional references.  

The Program:  Instructor will be responsible for teaching courses part of the Anthrozoology major as well as the general education science course required for graduation (Florida ecology and conservation). Exact courses will be determined by program coordinator. 

The Setting:  Beacon College is a special mission liberal arts college with 425 students with learning disabilities and ADHD located in central Florida.

Assistant Professor of Business Management

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 Business & Technology Department is currently recruiting for a faculty member to teach Business Management courses.  We seek a dedicated hands-on instructor who is willing to work one-on-one and in group classroom setting needed.  

The Assistant Professor 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 and five spring 3 credit courses, as well as participating in service to the community. The exact courses will be determined by the Department Chair. 

Qualifications: Requires a doctorate with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Business Management.  The ideal candidate will have experience teaching courses designed for improving student skill and knowledge required for professional employment. Candidate must be dedicated to our student population. Must use hands-on, direct instruction in classroom and one-on-one settings. Experience working with students with learning disabilities/ADHD is preferred, and possessing the requisite patient professional demeanor is required.  

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 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.

Computer Information Systems Instructor

Rank and Salary:  Instructor or Assistant Professor (depending on degree), full-time, teaching load 5/5, salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:  August 2021

Qualifications:  M.S. with Information Systems or closely related major required, Ph.D. preferred.  The Computer Information Systems Major seeks an instructor with experience teaching Information Systems courses designed for improving the skills of students with learning disabilities disorders.  Dedicated hands-on instructor who is willing to work one-on-one and in a group classroom setting needed.  High patience level required.

Experience working with students with learning disabilities and ADHD preferred.  

Responsibilities:  Planning, preparing, presenting, and evaluating classroom instruction.  Determining and assessing student learning outcomes. 

Application:  Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three professional references.  

The Program:  Instructor will be teaching classes from the freshman through senior level.  Experience in the security area is a plus.  Opportunities exist for teaching courses listed in the college catalog as well as designing and teaching various upper-division Information Systems classes.  

The Setting:  Beacon College is a special mission liberal arts college with 425 students with learning disabilities and ADHD located in central Florida.

Information Technology Specialist

Please submit a cover letter, current resume/CV to:
Mac Hudson, Chief Information Officer mhudson@beaconcollege.edu

Position Reports to: Chief Information Office (CIO)

Job Summary: Installs and maintains Beacon College’s computer hardware and software; creates and maintains documentation, server configurations, operation and procedure documentation. Troubleshoots hardware and software issues. Performs system upgrades, backups, computer security best practices, hardware and software maintenance, project management and administration in an ethical and professional manner that is efficient and effective. Provides one-on-one and group technical training to a diverse group of users. Acts as a resource to faculty, staff and students.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Set up and maintain basic server operations, including installation and configuration of server hardware and software.
    Upgrades, installs, tests and evaluates hardware and software components as required. Installs patches and resolves hardware/software related issues.
  • Performs service desk management responsibilities.
  • Performs system troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common problems within the network.
  • Provides users with system technical support.
  • Installs, upgrades and configures network printing, directory structures, rights, security, software and files services.
  • Performs network administration for faculty, staff and students.
  • Performs network administration of Beacon College’s computers and peripheral devices.
  • Maintain current skillset through professional initiatives, on-the-job opportunities and available formal training.
  • Pursue knowledge of current industry trends and standards through periodicals and other relevant sources.
  • Assists in the translation of customer needs into business solutions. Coordinates with other departments to understand and meet their requirements.
  • Maintain an inventory of Beacon College’s technology assets.
  • Adept at working independently, as well as working with others, in a team environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a technical field.
  • Experience with troubleshooting in a TCP/IP environment.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills are necessary.
  • Prior experience in supporting technology in higher education desirable.

Must be proficient in the following areas:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Windows Server, including Active Directory
  • MS Exchange

Proficiency in the following areas is desirable:

  • Exinda Appliance
  • Supporting Apple Macintosh computers in a network environment
  • Cisco VoIP
  • Cisco Switches, Routers and ASA appliance
  • Arcserve Backup software

Transition Counselor

Please submit a cover letter, current resume/CV to:

Alexander Morris-Wood
Director of Transition Services and Outreach
amorriswood@beaconcollege.edu

Beacon College is the South’s only college exclusively for students with specific learning differences or ADHD and is located in Leesburg, Florida – approximately one hour northwest of sunny Orlando, Florida.  

The Office of Enrollment Management and Beacon College’s Transition Center has an opening for the position of Transition Counselor.  This full-time, 12-month position will work with prospective students and parents by executing transition-to-college programming for soon-to-be enrolled undergraduate students. 

The ideal candidate will possess a team-orientated spirit, the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituents, and the skills and motivation to deliver outstanding customer service.

Qualified candidates must have outstanding communication skills, demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills and have experience creating programming to support the transition-to-college for students with learning differences. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitates Beacon College’s transition-based programs, existing and new virtual programs for students who have learning disabilities currently enrolled in high school and/or college.  
  • Provides psychoeducation, executive functioning, and social-emotional skill development for a determined caseload of students and their families. 
  • Participates in all aspects of transition programming, including individual sessions, evening webinars, and other special events.  
  • Networks with high school counselors and college admissions counselors through outreach campaigns and affiliation meetings. 
  • Presents to various constituents on the college search and admission process as well as areas that may impact employment for individuals with learning differences. 
  • Participates in recruiting efforts for the transition program and Beacon College, which may include traveling, evening informational sessions, and weekend events. 
  • Serves as a resource to families, parents, students and educational professionals in providing specific information about the experience of students who learn differently as they transition to college. 
  • Evaluates and gathers data on the effectiveness of transition programming  
  • Keeps records of appropriate documentation of each selected enrolled student during the transition process
  • Assists in the College’s general admissions process including family consultations and recruitment events. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree strongly preferred in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Counseling or a related field, including certificates in person-centered transition planning or college counseling. 
  • Background in transition planning for students with learning disabilities and/or experience in college or vocational counseling. 
  • Preferred 1-3 years of experience in college/private school environments. 
  • Proficient and skilled with technology, including videoconferencing platforms 
  • Mission-focused and motivated by success defined as fostering and supporting the success of others; must be someone who cares and is motivated by the success of students with specific learning disabilities and ADHD.
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills

Campus Safety Officer

Please submit a cover letter, current resume/CV, and names of three (3) references electronically to:
Jeff Baird, Director of Campus Safety
105 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
oses@beaconcollege.edu

Position Reports to: Director of Campus Security

Position Summary: To protect life and property while maintaining a safe and secure environment for Beacon College students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

 Specific Responsibilities: The Campus Safety Officer shall be responsible for routinely performing the following functions and activities:

  • Patrolling campus to prevent crime and preserving peace;
  • Escorting students from night classes back to apartments;
  • Assisting Student Affairs and all College personnel as requested;
  • Partnering with Leesburg Fire Department and Leesburg Police Department 
  • Maintaining a strong customer service orientation with campus community 

Additional Duties: In addition to routine duties the Campus Safety Officer will be responsible for:

  • Completing assigned training and attending all professional development activities, and other meetings as assigned
  • Participating in College functions such as orientation, graduation, open houses, fundraising, and community relations as needed;
  • Serving on College committees as needed;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Maintaining Florida Class D security license;
  • Having current CPR/AED and first aid certification;
  • Maintaining a valid Florida driver’s license;
  • Previous experience in Public Safety field preferred
  • Previous Experience in Higher Education ideal. 

Residential Director

Please apply at HigherEdJobs – Residential Director

Position Reports to: Area Coordinator

Specific Responsibilities:

The Residential Director shall be responsible for performing the following functions and activities: 

  • Coordinates and implements student development and student engagement initiatives focused on holistic development, including academic support services, transition issues, leadership development, and inclusivity; 
  • Builds positive relationships with students by demonstrating a desire to assist and understand them; 
  • Advises students informally with regard to personal, social, and academic problems, and when necessary, make appropriate referrals; 
  • Provides support for students contributing to their personal growth, character development, safety and wellness; 
  • Mediates a range of student conflicts including roommate agreements and concerns; 
  • Actively develops an environment, through dialogue, and other educational means that encourages and fosters inclusive communities; 
  • Manages all operational aspects of assigned hall, including opening and closing, occupancy management, maintenance, health and safety inspections, and damage billing; 
  • Utilizes conduct and incident tracking systems to manage student behavior and communicate with university officially as required; 
  • Communicates student’s rights and responsibilities and assists in adjudicating departmental and university code of conduct violations; 
  • Provides staff coverage, including emergency duty, during the course of the year including hall openings, closing, and college vacation days; 
  • Handles emergency situations utilizing crisis intervention skills and resources; 
  • Serves in an on-call rotation with other Housing and Residential Life staff members to respond to student behavioral issues for the campus encompassing approximately 400 on-campus residents; 
  • Coordinates and implements co-curricular programs for the on-campus residents; 
  • Participates in all departmental trainings and debriefings, including participation in discussions and activities; 
  • Serves on departmental committees and projects as assigned; 
  •  Serves as a liaison across the Beacon College community and act as a referral resource for faculty, staff, students, and parents; 
  • Participates in College functions such as orientation, graduation, open houses, fundraising, and community relations as needed; 
  • Adheres to and enforces all Beacon College policies and procedures directly affecting the unit, including the Student Handbook.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required with experience working within a higher education environment preferred; 
  • Candidates should have previous residence hall or student advising experience and have experience in mediation, crisis intervention, problem solving, and decision-making; 
  • Knowledge of best practices in higher education student housing management, including operating policies, programming, risk management and legal/liability issues; 
  • Knowledge of student development, counseling and/or event management; 
  • Evening and weekend commitments are expected; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication. Strong ability to handle multiple priorities and work across many different constituencies; 
  • A dynamic team player and a positive role model in working with students and in representing Beacon College; 
  • Maintains a visible presence by living on campus, spending time with residents in regular programming and providing after-hours support to students living in the designated residential community; 
  • Supports the development of an inclusive residence hall community and demonstrates cultural competency in race, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, religion or national origin; 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite is preferred.