Employment

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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. We are currently recruiting an Admissions and Financial Aid Specialist in our busy office of Enrollment Management

Primary Functions

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 and outreach initiatives 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 and admissions application processing.
  • 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.
  • Monitors, manages reports and reconciles expenditures for the Federal College Work Study Program.
  • 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.
  • Occasionally represents the College at external recruitment events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or an Associate’s degree and significant relevant work experience.
  • 2 years related experience preferably in a college or university setting.
  • Demonstrated accuracy in handling detailed work.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet goals and deadlines.
  • Superior customer service and interpersonal skills and excellent written oral and communication skills.
  • Strong platform skills.
  • Competency with multiple computer applications.
  • Ability to learn various social media platforms successfully.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population, particularly, students with learning differences.

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

Associate Director of Admissions Systems & Operations

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 an Associate Director of Admissions Systems and Operations in our busy Office of Enrollment Management.

The Associate Director of Admissions Systems and Operations provides data and application management support for admissions and recruitment.  Reporting directly to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, and in consultation with the VP for Enrollment Management and the recruitment team, the position examines systems operations and office procedures to identify areas for improvement and increased efficiencies. This position provides analysis of admissions application and data generating activities, and in so doing, generates reports to enhance marketing and recruitment outreach.  The Associate Director is responsible for coordinating and managing the timely processing of admissions applications and the daily related office operations of the Admissions Office. The position also manages interoffice communications and correspondence with prospective students, parents and educational professionals and supports all admission events planning and preparation.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree, a minimum 2 years of experience related to office management in a relationship database environment and familiarity with MS Access and Excel. The position requires a demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations in a positive manner and evidence of experience in a contributive environment.  Prior admissions or higher educational office experience is a definite plus. Strong communication and written skills are required. Organizational, and time management skills are essential. In addition, candidates must be comfortable managing confidential information and consistently demonstrate a demeanor of respect to all members of the Beacon College community.

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

Program Manager For Technology Transformation

Position Summary
Beacon College is seeking a highly qualified Program Manager to oversee all facets of a comprehensive, multi-year program for technology renewal and replacement across the enterprise. Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer, the Program Manager for Technology Transformation is responsible and accountable for facilitating planning and communication of program objectives and activities to stakeholders at all levels across the college, while overseeing the execution and ensuring successful outcomes for this strategic IT organizational transformation initiative. The successful candidate for this mission critical role will have a demonstrated track record of consistently driving successful results across numerous complex and specialized projects. Additionally, the role requires a proven team leader who possesses the organizational management skills necessary to achieve results through others by leveraging relationships and participatory processes rather than relying on role authority.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages highly complex strategic organization transformation initiatives.
  • Facilitates planning, communication and execution of strategic and transformation initiatives in collaboration with Beacon’s senior leadership team, department directors and managers.
  • Works closely with external consulting resources as well as IT managers and staff to translate strategic priorities into outcome driven projects and action plans.
  • Under the direction of the Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO, develops financial models and oversees program budgets.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships with sponsors, managers, vendors and team members at all levels.
  • Initiates project planning, advises management of key planning issues and makes recommendations on important decisions and risks involved in project implementation.
  • Develops project plans and appropriate timelines, incorporating key milestones to ensure timely project completion. Includes all phases from budget authorization, site/solution design and engineering surveys, award of contract, to project close-out.
  • Coordinates and assists in processing all documents needed from project initiation to successful completion:
  • RFP issuance / contract execution / requisitions / permit applications, etc.
  • Develops and maintains detailed project/program management plans and schedules.
  • Sets direction and provides leadership to assigned programs.
  • Develops and maintains risk plans, processes and systems in order to mitigate such risk.
  • Facilitates planning workshops using appropriate group participation processes.
  • Leads project steering committee meetings with senior leaders.
  • Coaches and/or mentors less experienced team members and program participants.
  • Tracks project progress according to budget, obtains authorizations for contractor payments and tracks against purchase orders issued.
  • Coordinates weekly project team meetings. Also coordinates with in-house personnel and departments, as well as third parties, to schedule work, coordinate service interruptions, go-live and integrations, and contractor access.
  • Effectively communicates project impacts and works collaboratively with Beacon leadership and staff in order to mitigate impacts to ongoing business and academic activities.
  • Conducts regular site visits (as appropriate) and tracks project progress in order to ensure compliance with project performance goals, including quantitative cost and schedule targets, and achievement of quality, and risk mitigation standards.
  • Communicates regularly with departments to ensure end-user satisfaction and coordinates appropriate end-user training.
  • Coordinates close out process / Ensures all sign-offs and permits are in place / Obtains and retains all close-out documentation.
  • Develops, Administers, and maintains a centralized project/program records inventory, including all hard copies and all digital files of project plans, implementation documents, permits, manuals, warranties, design standards, and policies & procedures.
  • In collaboration with the Beacon College purchasing authority, performs vendor vetting and maintains roster of approved contractors and service providers. Performs regular performance evaluation of contractors and service providers.
  • Prepares and distributes project status reports for weekly program review meetings with Beacon’s senior leadership.
  • Other projects or duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience facilitating strategic planning activities and leading Information Technology strategic transformation initiatives
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) + Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certifications from the Project Management Institute
  • 5+ years of experience leading projects and programs of increasing complexity and strategic impact
    Proficiency in the use of industry leading Project Management software tools (i.e., Trello, Jira, MS-Project, Zoho, Basecamp
  • Facile in the use of Google Apps, Word & Excel, and other productivity suites

Preferred Qualifications

  • High level of organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, & remain calm in high-pressure situations.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and independently within time constraints and changing priorities, and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Master Project Manager (MPM) Certification
  • Master’s Degree

About Beacon College
Founded in 1989, Beacon College was the first college in the country accredited to award bachelor degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences. The group of parents who conceived of Beacon College did so knowing that given the right environment, support, and tools, all students can succeed.

The College is committed to student success, offering academic and personal support services that help each student achieve his or her goals. Set in the hometown environment of Leesburg, Florida, amidst beautiful lakes and close to area attractions, students are able to experience community living within easy reach of the resources they need to flourish academically, professionally, and socially.

Assistant Professor of Business Management

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, 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: 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

Instructor Of Mathematics For Academic Year 2019-2020

The General Education Division is currently recruiting for a faculty member to teach Mathematics courses designed for improving the skills of students with mathematics disorders. We seek a dedicated hands-on instructor who is willing to work one-on-one and in group classroom setting. The position requires planning, preparing, presenting, and evaluating classroom instruction with use of the ALEKS program.

The Assistant Professor provides direct instruction and hands on learning to create an engaging educational environment, monitors and assesses student progress, provides substantive feedback, working collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, student learning support and student success. Workload consists of five fall courses, five spring courses, and one four week summer course, as well as participating in service to the community. The Assistant Professor will also provide assistance in the Mathematics Lab.

Qualifications: Requires a Master degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Mathematics PhD preferred. The candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching mathematics to college students with differing abilities. This position allows for future math course development within the General Education Division. 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