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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).

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

Director of Student Conduct

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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

Specific Responsibilities:    

The Director of Student Conduct shall be responsible for performing the following functions and activities:

  • Administering the student code of conduct;
  • Directing overall operations of the student conduct process for the College, including investigating behavioral concerns, tracking student conduct reports and coordinating the student conduct appeal process for the institution;
  • Managing and facilitating the academic integrity process for the College;
  • Serving as an intermediary between faculty and students in academic integrity cases;
  • Training and educating the College community on the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity process, current legal parameters, fundamental fairness and due process;
  • Ensuring student conduct hearings are properly administered by overseeing the preparation of all notifications and documentation for hearing boards, scheduling a date, time, and location for hearings, notifying all participants and witnesses required for hearings, reviewing all physical and/or documentary evidence submitted to hearing boards, and conducting pre-hearing meetings with students who chose to have a hearing;
  • Organizing and generating reports for assessment measures for the department;
  • Implementing a comprehensive assessment plan to measure student learning;
  • Collaborating with various departments to facilitate effective communication and ensure fulfillment of the student code procedures;
  • Researching current legal issues, academic integrity, trends in higher education and student conduct. Implementing best practices;
  • Planning and executing relevant components of an ongoing training for University Hearing Boards and faculty advocates;
  • Maintaining Board readiness to conduct hearings through regular, scheduled, and as needed efforts;
  • Providing regular training to conduct officers including Residence Hall Directors, Resident Assistants, and other Student Affairs staff, including training on software tracking system;
  • Working directly with faculty, Residence Hall Directors and other administrators in the development and implementation of interventions and programs to improve the academic and educational value of the College and to reduce policy violations;
  • Collaborating with other programming bodies and supervise student staff efforts on campus involving issues of civility and ethical decision making in an atmosphere that supports and demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality;
  • Attending all meetings as called by the President, or the Provost, or the Associate Dean of Students;
  • Serving on College committees as assigned;
  • 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 conduct and legal/liability issues;
  • Proficiency with Maxient student conduct software, 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 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 Microsoft Office suite is preferred.

Assistant Controller

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Reports to: Director of Finance and Accounting 

Primary Function: 

The Assistant Controller reports to the Director of Finance and Accounting and is responsible for the daily activities of the Accounting Services department.  Accounts Payable, Student Accounts and Receivables, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Collections are under the direction of the Assistant Controller.

Minimum Requirements:          

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Five years’ experience in higher education or non-profit
  • Proficient in Excel (creating spreadsheets and graphs, using formulas, manipulating data, formatting)
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • CPA preferred

 Essential Job Functions:

  1. Directly supervise and maintain quality control of the following areas: accounts payable, accounts receivable, student finance, foreign currency transactions and credit card/ACH processing. 
  2. Serve as liaison for student financial appeals.
  3. Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations as required as they relate to areas of responsibility.
  4. Make online payments as required.
  5. Ensure the integrity of the student accounting subsystem by reviewing and balancing the student receivables to the general ledger monthly.
  6. Responsible for accounting for ancillary programs.
  7. Assist with fiscal month, quarter and year end close; prepare schedules and supporting documents for annual audits and assist with the preparation of the College tax return (Form990).
  8. Assist with development of the annual budget by department, entering and monitoring of expenses against the budget and reporting budget expenditures to department chairs as required.
  9. Ensure that sales taxes are reported and remitted timely and accurately.
  10. Develop and administer fiscal plans, policies and procedures in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and industry best practices.
  11. Train, supervise, and evaluate direct reports.
  12. Coordinate transition of Accounts Payable and Purchasing to Jenzabar 1.  Assist with project as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

Directly supervises student accounts specialist, accounts payable/purchasing specialist and accounting assistant.

Transition Counselor 

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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

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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 about 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 the 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 officials 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, throughout 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 training 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.