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

SUMMER FOR SUCCESS

 July 5-24, 2020

The Summer for Success Program is designed to give college-bound students who learn differently the skills, confidence and preparation to successfully transition from high school.  Through academic and residential programming, students work towards increasing self-awareness, problem-solving, and social pragmatic skills in order to proactively determine the optimal college environment. Beacon College has the following available positions within the Summer for Success Program. 

Application: Interested internal candidate may apply by sending a letter of application directly to Alexander Morris-Wood, Director of Transition Services & Outreach at amorriswood@beaconcollege.edu. External candidates should send a cover letter, resume and College Transcripts to employment@beaconcollege.edu

Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

This five-week position will work with students outside the classroom by executing the transition-to-college activities for high school students both on and off-campus.  The Assistant Residential Life Coordinator reports directly to the Program Director, Residential Life Coordinator, and other Summer for Success administrators.  

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitate social activities (clubs and organizations, evening on-campus activities and off-campus trips) for 75-85 high school students
  • Lead and attend weekend trips to major attractions in the Orlando area 
  • Help plan and execute special events during the summer program 
  • Evaluate student performance in the community and life space, collecting data on student social, emotional regulation, and executive functioning skills
  • Complete all required documentation associated with job tasks and responsibilities 
  • Manage emergency phone one day per week and implement intervention plan as needed 
  • Monitor student safety and engagement in the residence halls, both in the morning and evening 
  • Attend daily staff meetings
  • Attend pre-program staff training (June 30-July 2)
  • All other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology, or a related field, Master’s Degree preferred 
  • 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.
  • Preferred 1-3 years of experience in college transition programming, college/private school environments, and/or residential environments  
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Eager to actively engage in professional development as well as program review and design
  • Comfortable with student-centric residential models and flexible work hours  

Salary Information:

  • $3,000 for five-week commitment
  • On-campus meals and housing (mandatory to live on-campus)
  • Entry to all activities / off-campus trips  

Instructor (multiple positions)

For both strategy-based and elective classes.  These four-week positions will work with students in the classroom by executing the transition-to-college educational curriculum.  Instructors report directly to the Program Director, Academic Coordinator, and other Summer for Success administrators.  

Essential Job Functions:

  • Planning, developing, and administering instruction for one course (as assigned), which meets for one hour (Monday-Friday)
  • Design and implement a ‘Capstone Project’ – an end-of-program project that evaluates student skills and that can be presented to the community at large
  • Attend all assigned meetings (estimated 2/week) plus a 3-day pre-program training workshop
  • Offer at least 3 hours of office hours, mentoring, and/or facilitate student study groups per week
  • Communicate needed instructional supplies to the Academic Coordinator
  • Communicate any student-related issues to the Program Director
  • Understand all program policies, expectations, and procedures
  • Collect student data on a daily basis or as directed, in order to inform end-of-program evaluations 
  • All other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced  Degree in the field of instruction (A current list of courses can be found on the Summer for Success landing page) 
  • 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.
  • Preferred 1-3 years of experience in education, college instruction, college transition programming, college/private school environments, and/or residential environments  
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Eager to actively engage in professional development as well as program review and design
  • Comfortable with student-centric residential models and flexible work hours  

Salary Information:

  • $3,000 for four-week commitment (10-month employees)
  • On-campus meals           

Clubs & Activities Counselor

This three-week position will work with students outside the classroom by leading and assisting in the clubs and organizations component of Summer for Success, along with a weekend trip/activity.  The Clubs & Activities Counselor reports directly to the Program Director, Residential Life Coordinator, and other Summer for Success administrators.  

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitate social clubs (Monday –Friday, 3:00 – 5:30)
  • Work one shift per weekend, in which may include attending and facilitating off-campus excursions to local attractions 
  • Evaluate student performance in the community and life space, collecting data on student social, emotional regulation, and executive functioning skills
  • Complete all required documentation associated with job tasks and responsibilities 
  • Attend pre-program staff training (June 30-July 2)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology, or a related field, Master’s Degree preferred 
  • 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.
  • Preferred 1-3 years of experience in college transition programming, college/private school environments, and/or residential environments  
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Eager to actively engage in professional development as well as program review and design
  • Comfortable with student-centric residential models and flexible work hours  
  • All other duties as assigned 

Salary Information:

  • $1,000 for three-week commitment
  • Meals when on campus
  • Entry to all activities / off-campus trips  

Intern/ Peer Mentor

This five-week position will work with staff and students both in and out of the classroom by executing the transition-to-college programming for high school students both on and off-campus.  Interns/Peer Mentors will gain valuable professional development and educational training by Summer for Success administrators on topics including intervention development, counseling techniques, fundamentals of special education, diagnostic evaluations, and social skill development.  

Essential Job Functions:

  • Observe faculty in the classroom and residential staff in the life space
  • Facilitate social activities (clubs and organizations, evening on-campus activities and off-campus trips) for 75-85 high school students
  • Set-up and prepare for special events and on-campus activities 
  • Attend weekend trips to major attractions in the Orlando area 
  • Evaluate student performance in the community and life space, collecting data on student academic, social, emotional regulation, and executive functioning skills
  • Assist in monitoring student safety and engagement in the residence halls, both in the morning and evening 
  • Attend daily training sessions and complete required end-of-program reflection
  • Attend pre-program staff training (June 30-July 2)
  • All other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program, focusing on psychology, counseling, education, special education or other related fields. 
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university 
  • Maintained a 3.0 GPA in their respected fields 
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Comfortable with student-centric residential models and flexible work hours  

Salary Information:

  • $1,000 for five-week commitment
  • On-campus meals and housing (mandatory to live on-campus)
  • Travel stipend available 
  • Entry to all activities / off-campus trips