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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

Digital Communications Specialist

Position Reports to: Director of Communications

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume/CV to: 

Darryl Owens
Director of Communications
dowens@beaconcollege.edu 

Position Description 

Beacon College, the premier, liberal arts college for students with learning differences, located in Leesburg, Florida, seeks a motivated, creative, and energetic professional to serve as Digital Communications Specialist. This is a multi-faceted communications position that plays an integral role in enhancing the college’s regional, national and global reputation by creating and managing targeted digital communications. The Digital Communications specialist creates multimedia products, web pages and social media to boost public awareness, understanding and appreciation of Beacon College. The specialist works with faculty, staff, college and community partners to develop creative and innovative content for a variety of communications platforms; repurpose content from a variety of internal and external sources for multi-platform distribution; and monitor digital traffic to ensure online content is reaching target audiences. The digital communications specialist should be a prolific and talented content creator across mediums, producing print, digital and social media and sharing content regularly to expand our audiences, to position the college as a national thought leader in the learning disability pedagogy and practice. 

Location 

This position is based on Beacon College’s campus in Leesburg, Florida. 

Responsibilities 

  • Social Media – Create social media content to include event graphics and video clips to support a cross-platform digital strategy and boost engagement. Ensure that all platforms are regularly updated with relevant and timely information. 
  • Website – Maintain an up-to-date and accurate website, including creating relevant graphics and content. Coordinate with other staff across different organization functions to compile information for updates. The Digital Communications Specialist will also play a key role in the planned redesign of the organization’s website in the near future. 
  • Email Marketing – Design and create email campaigns to include newsletters, event invitations, and other member communications to support member retention and recruitment. Supervise a student intern who will assist with some of these efforts. 
  • Reports & Publications – Manage planning, design, and execution of Council reports and publications using Adobe InDesign. 
  • Event Support & Production
    • Virtual Events – Manage Zoom production for the campus community.
    • In-person Events When it becomes safe to resume in-person programming, provide event photography and videography.
  • Perform other duties as necessary as the communications efforts continue to expand and evolve.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, or a related field 
  • 1-2 years of experience creating digital content and graphic design 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organization skills, and attention to detail 
  • Content writing experience for all platforms 
  • Experience with digital, publication, and video content creation and editing tools including the Adobe Suite (i.e. Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro) 
  • Experience in Constant Contact, MailChimp or a similar email platform 
  • Experience managing social media platforms and content management systems (i.e. WordPress) 
  • Familiarity with Zoom webinar platform 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision 
  • Knowledge of AP Stylebook and proofreading 
  • Team player with an outgoing and enthusiastic personality 

Required Applicant Documents/Work Samples 

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume 
  • Cover Letter 
  • Examples of still and video photography and editing 
  • Portfolio of writing samples 
  • Evidence of website/intranet management experience 
  • Evidence of project management experience 

Compensation 

  • Salary Range: $38,000 to $43,000 Annually 
  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, life & accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Immediately eligible to participate in 403(b) retirement plan. 

Assistive Technology Specialist

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Position Reports to: Writing Center Director

Supervisory Focus: Comprehensive management and oversight of all Assistive Technology

Specific Responsibilities: The Assistive Technology Specialist shall be responsible for performing the following functions and activities:

  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring all assistive technology;
  • Evaluating, modeling, and training students, faculty and staff in assistive technology;
  • Using low to high technology systems;
  • Working with faculty and the Bookstore on selecting accessible textbooks;
  • Providing Canvas support;
  • Interpreting, integrating, and synthesizing evaluative information to make recommendations for assistive technology interventions and services for the purpose of providing access for students;
  • Maintaining accurate records for the purpose of documenting the usage of assistive technology, and student performance data;
  • Participating in building programs, activities, and meeting as appropriate for the purpose of collaboration and adherence to building policies and procedures;
  • Proficiently using technology to communicate, compile reports, and collect data for the purpose of providing accurate records, and communicating with team members, parents, faculty and staff;
  • Collaborating with faculty in designing and developing assignments, assessments, multimedia learning objects, and course structure to support selected strategies;
  • Providing diagnostic services for students for the purpose of assessing assistive technology needs; 
  • Utilizing and making recommendations for technology and assistive technologies for the purpose of identifying appropriate and best practices for assistive technologies;
  • Independent problem solving, 
  • Participating in all required College-wide and Divisional meetings, training, and events as made known by institutional policy, the Board of Trustees, the President, and/or the Provost;
  • Assuming other duties as assigned by the Provost.

Minimum Requirements: The minimum qualifications for the position of Assistive Technology Specialist are as follows:

  • Master degree in, or related to, learning design, curriculum and instruction, learning systems, or related field;
  • Experience with eLearning pedagogy and application of learning design theory, learning theory principles and practices for the development of eLearning courses and programs in higher education;
  • Knowledge and experience teaching  Assistive Technology;
  • Demonstrated ability to help faculty achieve teaching and learning goals;
  • Knowledge of and direct experience with an undergraduate population representative of students enrolled at Beacon College;
  • Familiarity with the mission of and undergraduate support model employed by Beacon College;
  • Proven capacity to work effectively with colleagues in creating an environment of success and inclusion for the multidimensional diversity found among Beacon College’s undergraduate population; and
  • Willingness to remain with responsibilities that may extend beyond the traditional workday or workweek.

Appointment date: JuneJuly 1, 2021

Learning Specialist

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Position Reports to: Director of Center for Student Success

Salary Range: $43,500 – $47,000

Specific Responsibilities

The Learning Specialist shall be responsible for performing the following functions and activities:

Educational/Developmental Mentor:

  1. Provide academic support by monitoring assignment progress, create meaningful interventions to improve academic progress when necessary, and make referrals to other available and appropriate academic supports;
  2. Assist student development of remedial and compensatory skills; and development of skills in areas of weakness, particularly Executive Function; 
  3. Encourage positive habits to improve performance in the areas of attendance, participation, assignment completion & submission, use of resources, and communication;
  4. Offer individualized support unique to student level (freshman, sophomore, junior/senior);
  5. Collaborate with faculty to improve student performance.

Academic and Life Advisor:

  1. Help students select a course of study appropriate to their interests, ability and career goals, including the selection of remedial courses;
  2. Ability to assist students in developing a balanced academic plan.
  3. Engage student in planning for their future;
  4. Increase student’s self-awareness and social & emotional intelligence;

Record keeping:

  1. Document session content and methods used in Maxient;
  2. Review CANVAS records posted by faculty regarding student attendance and grades;
  3. Update Case Review weekly;
  4. Keep academic advising notes;
  5. Prepare parent communications as scheduled (1-4x per semester).

General Expectations: 

  • Comply with all College policies and procedures;
  • Participate in all required College-wide and Divisional meetings, training, and events as made known by institutional policy, the Board of Trustees, the President, the Provost or the Director;
  • Seek and engage in professional training (with the Provost’s approval, if required by College policy) to develop/enhance knowledge and skills that will benefit individual and communal performance in all institutional areas under the purview of the Director of the Center for Student Success; and
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Director

Minimum Requirements: The minimum qualifications for the position of Learning Specialist are as follows:

  • The minimum of a Master degree in an educational or counseling discipline related to the work of the Center (additional advanced graduate study is a plus);
  • Knowledge of and direct experience with an undergraduate population representative of students enrolled at Beacon College;
  • Knowledge of current developments in the field of learning disabilities;
  • Familiarity with the mission of and undergraduate support model employed by Beacon College;
  • Proven capacity to work effectively with colleagues in creating an environment of success and inclusion for the multidimensional diversity found among Beacon College’s undergraduate population; and
  • Willingness to remain with responsibilities that may extend beyond the traditional workday or workweek.

Enrollment Services Associate Director

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

Stephanie Knight, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
sknight@beaconcollege.edu

Beacon College, the premier, liberal arts college for students with learning differences, located in Leesburg, Florida, near Orlando, is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative in Enrollment Services.  This soon-to-be designed, enrollment-services initiative, is a direct response to Beacon’s unprecedented growth over the past 6 years. The Enrollment Services Associate Director will support the Director in creating a customer-responsive and customer-friendly approach to facilitating students throughout the enrollment experience. The enrollment cycle includes providing service to a student, prior to their enrollment, and throughout their enrollment at the College. The goal is to deliver outstanding customer service to students and their families. Most serious consideration will be given to candidates who are enthusiastic, strategic thinkers and are skilled in a multitude of functional and technical areas.  Those candidates who also demonstrate experience in collaborative team building and plan execution, will receive top priority.

It is essential the individual selected is invested in playing a significant role in assisting the Director in developing the model, and has competence in skill-areas necessary to manage the oversight of on-going, projects and responsibilities.

This newly created position offers the selected candidate the opportunity to be creative, strategic, and play a significant role within the newly announced enrollment initiative.  Potential responsibilities may include: 

  1. Attracting, enrolling and retaining a desirable student body for the college
  2. Assist in creating and managing a campus-wide communication calendar
  3. To administer specific federal, state and institutional aid and scholarship programs
  4. To assist in communicating and streamlining the process for new and returning student enrollment
  5. To encourage accountability, assessment and quality of services through robust use of technology and systems
  6. To communicate and outreach to students & families regarding enrollment, retention, and the overall student experience
  7. To analyze trends and use data to make informed recommendations to the Director on managing initiatives that lead to recruitment, enrollment, retention & graduation of students.
  8. Other duties as assigned related to admissions, recruitment, financial assistance, and retention.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  2. Strong communication skills both orally and in writing
  3. Enthusiasm for- and ability to contribute ideas to improve internal processes 
  4. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous projects with multiple deadlines
  5. Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness
  6. Demonstrated creativity, problem-solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills
  7. Demonstrated solid planning skills
  8. Demonstrated experience working as part of a team
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills
  10. 2-3 years of related work experience in higher education in admissions/recruiting, financial aid, and/or systems-technology is preferred
  11. Ability to apply technology to admissions and financial aid processes and communications calendars; proficiency using Microsoft Office (Excel, PPT, Word, Outlook); PowerFAIDs, SalesForce, Jenzabar, SharePoint, DocuSign highly preferred
  12. Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Master’s is preferred.

Director of Transition to College Programs

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 has an opening for the position of Director of Transition to College Programs.  This full-time, 12-month position will oversee and implement multiple 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:

  • Oversee the implementation of current transition-to-college programs and identify opportunities for programmatic expansions to diverse populations of students. 
    • Collaborate with Beacon College Directors to evaluate current needs and future program ideas.
  • Oversee a small caseload of students in transition-to-college programs 
  • Manage the budget of transition-to-college programs including allocation of scholarships and the effort to receive funding through outside sources.  
  • Evaluate current programmatic implementations and continue to make amendments to improve outcomes and efficacy. 
    • Oversee ongoing data collection (retention, persistence, etc.) on program efficacy at Beacon College and other four-year institutions.  
  • Provide active supervision and training for transition staff including ongoing professional development and performance evaluations. 
  • Participate in Beacon College Admissions & Transition Events (live or virtual) including recruitment, professional training, Open Houses, and other special events. 
    • Conduct active outreach to enhance enrollment in transition programming. 
    • Collaborate with other members of Enrollment Management to help build an applicant pool.
  • Serve as a lead member of several interdepartmental committees including marketing, transition services, and admission files.
  • Review admission files that warrant concerns due to mental health, social, academic, or other developmental concerns. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, psychology, or other related fields 
  • 5-7 years in higher education or special education, with significant history in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs. 
  • 3-5 years in working with students with learning disabilities and other related neurodevelopmental issues.  The ideal candidate also has history of working with parents and families. 
  • 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.
  • 1-3 years of supervisory skills and experience delivering professional development and other training opportunities. 
  • Willingness to travel for work, including recruitment trips, conference presentations, and other opportunities to increase outreach. 
  • Ability to read and interpret neuropsychological / psychoeducational evaluations and determine holistic student and family needs. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 

Hiring Information:

  • Hiring Date: July 1, 2021 

Transition Counselor – Pacific-West Region

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 has an opening for the position of Transition Counselor – Pacific West Region.  This full-time, 12-month position will work with prospective students and parents by executing the 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. Candidates can work remotely with accessibility to Beacon College for professional training. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitates transition programming with students during the pre-enrollment process (Navigator PREP). 
  • Serves as a resource to families, parents, students and educational professionals in providing specific information about Beacon’s transition planning model and describes the plan recommended to best meet the needs of each individual student. 
  • Evaluates and gathers data on the effectiveness of transition programming  
  • Keeps records of appropriate documentation of each selected enrolled student during the transition process
  • Engages in active recruitment in the Pacific-West region including school visits, conferences, and other opportunities. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree in Counseling, Education, Special Education, Psychology, or a related field 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 and/or college/private school environments. 
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Comfortable and skilled with technology, including videoconferencing platforms 
  • Use of personal computer 

Director of Housing & Residence Life

To apply please submit a cover letter, current resume/CV, and names of three (3) references electronically to:
Craig Marcus, Associate Dean of Students
105 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
oses@beaconcollege.edu

Position Reports to: Associate Dean of Students, Craig Marcus, oses@beaconcollege.edu 

Specific Responsibilities:
The Director of Housing & Residence Life shall be responsible for performing the following functions and activities:

  • Recruits, trains, directs, manages, leads, and supervises a team of live-in professional staff;
  • Works with the Housing team to create and maintain a safe, healthy, supportive living environment that promotes student learning and development;
  • Supervises Housing staff who provide oversight of housing operations including assignments, openings and closings, check-in/check-out procedures, key/card management, inspections, room transfers, and occupancy reports, with the support of Housing staff;
  • Assists with co-curricular programming initiatives with Academic Affairs;
  • Conducts assessments of programs and services to ensure the effectiveness of programs and services, and completing annual reports;
  • Serves as an advisor, crisis manager, and communicator for parental inquires and concerns;
  • On-call crisis support of Residential Directors and Area Coordinators;
  • Facilitates short-term and long-term planning, organizational development, and change management.  Adjusts annual departmental asset stewardship schedule as needed;
  • Manages an assigned housing and residence life programming budget;
  • Recommends, develops, and implements new policies and procedures;
  • Interprets and administers policy for students, residents, parents and families, and faculty and staff;
  • Maintains a lead role in key card management;
  • Participates and contributes to broader student life programs, events, and initiatives;
  • Implements and monitors the administration of the Emotional Support Animal policy, ensuring the well-being of animals and community members;
  • Maintains appropriate documentation;
  • Plans, implements, monitors, and evaluates student on-campus activities;
  • Attends all meetings as called by the President, or the Provost, or the Associate Vice President of Student Engagement and Success;
  • Serves on College committees as assigned;
  • On-call crisis support of Residential Directors and Area Coordinators;
  • Participates in college functions such as orientation, graduation, open houses, fundraising, and community relations as needed;
  • Maintain close and constant communication with campus safety, facilities, and housekeeping staff to ensure safety, security, and wellbeing of residential students and facilities;
  • Collaborate with Facilities to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable residential experience.  Manages damage billing;
  • Collaborate with Director of Student Conduct on all incidents related to housing matters;
  • Works closely with Director of Campus Safety on safety-related housing concerns;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters in Higher Education Administration or related field preferred;
  • Management experience working within a higher education environment a must, particularly those with experience with students with learning differences;
  • Knowledge of best practices in higher education student housing including operating policies, programming, and legal/liability issues;
  • Proficiency with Allegion Engage, Symmetry Key, and S2 card access control software and Maxient student conduct software a plus;
  • Candidates must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, along with strong organizational skills;
  • Should be a dynamic team player and a positive role model in working with students and in representing Beacon College;
  • Supports the development of an inclusive residential community and demonstrates cultural competency in race, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin;
  • Must be willing to work flexible, non-traditional hours;
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite is preferred.

Director of Student Experience (Activities and Orientation)

To apply please submit a cover letter, current resume/CV, and names of three (3) references electronically to:
Craig Marcus, Associate Dean of Students
105 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
oses@beaconcollege.edu

Position Reports to: Associate Dean of Students, Craig Marcus oses@beaconcollege.edu

Specific Responsibilities: The Director of Student Experience shall be responsible for performing the following functions and activities:

  • Collaborate with other areas to implement the College’s Orientation;
  • Develop, plan, implement and assess all new and transfer undergraduate student orientation programs working collaboratively with academic affairs, the various departments of the Office of Student Engagement and Success, emphasizing academic success, student development and engagement;
  • Develop, plan, implement and assess all student leadership programs in collaboration with academic affairs and the Office of Student Engagement and Success;
  • Completing incident reports;
  • Supervise, oversee, coordinate, or carry out a variety of tasks related to physical maintenance of assigned activities facilities; including monitoring the physical status of buildings regularly and report and needed maintenance work/repairs to physical plant or other appropriate personnel;
  • Develop, plan, implement, coordinate, and assess all community service opportunities for the campus, especially students;
  • Provide outreach to the community and foster collaboration that will enhance community relationships;
  • Coordinate Week of Welcome events in the fall and spring semesters;
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate a wide range of on and off- campus student activities including weekends;
  • Exercise full supervisory authority over student workers, including all training of orientation leaders;
  • Plan, request and administer the department’s operating budgets;
  • Develop new initiatives (i.e., incoming student tradition spring weekend, alternative spring break);
  • Assist with the planning of commencement;
  • Deal regularly with a variety of outside entertainment agencies and vendors in negotiating performance contracts related to student activities;
  • Advise the Student Government Association;
  • Coordinate and plan student organizations and student leaders annual awards banquet;
  • Direct the efforts of the Student Campus Activities Board;
  • Develop an activities calendar based on student interest and needs;
  • Coordinate a campus-wide event calendar;
  • Collaborate with and guide students in developing and carrying out weekend programs;
  • Work with club advisors to ensure adequate supervision and oversight is given to all recognized clubs and organizations;
  • Serve as the primary contact for student organizations and clubs by assisting students in creating new organizations, hosting the semesterly club fair, updating and maintaining organization records, and serving as a resource for student organizations and clubs;
  • Lead training for student organization leadership and faculty/staff advisors;
  • Develop, plan, implement, and assess co-curricular activities in conjunction with faculty;
  • Participate in overall Office of Student Engagement policy development;
  • Keep current with best practices in higher education student activities programs, including relevant research, operating policies, programming, and legal/liability issues;
  • Manage liability issues related to the overall student activities program;
  • Create learning outcomes for activities and events and conduct assessments of the activities to determine effectiveness and student satisfaction;
  • Maintain and report usage data to complete annual reports;
  • Edit flyers, posters, advertisements prepared by student groups for on and off-campus distribution.  Oversee processes for posting and distributing materials on campus as requested;
  • Coordinating use of College vehicles/vans with the transportation coordinator for off-campus trips and events;
  • Monitoring of budgets, maintaining records regarding student clubs and event budgets, maintaining accurate budget balances, records, statements, and receipts;
  • Maintaining a presence through living on campus and spending time with residents in weekly and monthly programming;
  • Collaborating with Coordinator of Housing and Campus Safety in providing housing support, such as providing on-call support;
  • Becoming familiar with all college policies and procedures and complying with these policies and procedures;
  • Attending all meetings as called by the President, the Provost, and the Associate Vice President of Student Engagement and Success;
  • Serving on College committees as assigned;
  • Participating in college functions such as orientation, graduation, open houses, fundraising, and community relations as needed;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, College Student Personnel or related field and at least four years full-time experience developing, planning, implementing, promoting, and evaluating student orientation and related student co-curricular programs is required.

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.

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.