The Den: Coffee & Apparel Manager

Job Summary

The newly renovated student center, coffee shop, and apparel store at Piedmont International University seeks a highly motivated, exceptionally caffeinated, and delightfully committed leader. Piedmont is a leader in Bible-centered higher education and has grown exponentially over the last few years. With on-campus student numbers hitting record highs, we saw the need for a freshly revamped student center and coffee shop with all new equipment, furniture, and branding. He/she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, maintaining high store standards and conditions, and fostering a positive environment, which provides consistently fast, efficient, and friendly service ensuring a total quality experience for both our customers and employees. The Den Manager creates the tone and personality of the Den by being an advocate of training, customer service, product knowledge and education, encouraging safe work practices, and a demonstrated commitment to PIU. This managerial position will be critical for the success and quality of service provided to our student body and will report to the Marketing & Communication Department.

Job Type

This is a full-time position that reports to the Marketing & Communication Department.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Be in constant communication with employees, making sure tasks are being completed, and store standards are being maintained
  • Be constantly aware of inventory and when to purchase new product as well as coordinating shopping trips into your schedule
  • Complete cash flow reports and make weekly deposits to the Business Office
  • Creating employee schedules
  • Strategize the implementation of promotions as well as increasing sales
  • Have employee meetings as needed to update everyone on menu updates, changes to shop procedures, to boost morale, and create a culture of unity and positivity
  • Responsible for all POS duties, opening and closing procedures, coordinating with the Marketing & Communication Department as necessary
  • Must have a willingness and interest to learn about the art of coffee, and challenge employees to be knowledgeable about the product
  • Continually develop employees, establishing specific performance objectives, and measuring team member performance regularly

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous management and leadership experience
  • Detail oriented, able to multitask and be mindful of several ongoing responsibilities at one time
  • Organized and goal oriented
  • Ability to lift 30lbs and work for extended periods without sitting down
  • Excellent and confident communicator and customer service skills
  • Positive team player that will encourage and inspire the best in employees
  • Must be able to work occasional weekends, evenings, and special events as needed
  • Preferred: Previous experience as a barista. Must either already know or be willing to take a crash course in espresso machine use/maintenance/cleaning

Please submit résumés to purgasond@piedmontu.edu. Include “The Den Manager” in the subject line. Your résumé should include your current telephone number and email address. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we cannot accept résumés in person, by fax, or by mail. Piedmont International University does not discriminate by race, sex, color, disability, or national origin. However, as a Christian organization, PIU employs those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and are in essential agreement with Piedmont’s Statement of Faith and Points of Conviction.

 

Administrative Assistant for Academic Services

Minimum Qualifications

Organization and filing skills; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows; Familiarity with the current student information system in place


Principal Function

To serve under the leadership of the Associate Provost with academic services in maintaining current and accurate academic records for the University while also supporting students in their academic endeavors


General Responsibilities

  • Maintain student academic and Advising files
  • Update SIS and add documentation for important academic activities such as course changes, changes of student status, and drop/adds
  • Purchasing agent of the Registrar’s Office and Advising Office
  • Project a professional image for the Office of the Registrar


Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide, upon request, transcripts for the current students and the alumni
  • Recommend to the Associate Provost new policies, policy revisions and policy deletions that will be in the best interest of the university as a whole
  • Regularly and systematically update and maintain all critical information in a student's academic record as he/she progresses toward degree completion
  • Plan for the conferral dates at the end of each term and commencement exercises in May, including the ordering of regalia for students and faculty as well as special awards
  • Provide to the faculty and academic advisors critical and pertinent data affecting the progress of each student under their supervision
  • Archive and carefully maintain records from students who are no longer enrolled at PIU
  • Be the liaison for the Office of the Registrar and the Academic Advising Office
  • Assist with special projects that may arise from both the Registrar Office and the Advising Office.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and proven effectiveness. Please submit résumés with cover letter and letters of reference to granadosa@piedmontu.edu. Include “Administrative Assistant for Academic Services” in the subject line. Your résumé should include your current telephone number and email address. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we cannot accept résumés in person, by fax or by mail. Piedmont International University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, or national origin. However, as a Christian organization, PIU employs those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and are in essential agreement with Piedmont’s Statement of Faith and Points of Conviction.

 

Systems Administrator

Reports to:   Exec. Dir. of Information Tech.
Department:  Technology                                        

Minimum Qualifications:

Four years of Information Technology experience
Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory networks
Familiarity with Apple OS a plus but not required

Principal Function

To manage and maintain Piedmont International University’s computer resources and network under the direction of the Executive Director of Information Technology.

General Responsibilities

  1. Installs, configures, and maintains personal computers
  2. Ensure that critical systems are regularly archived
  3. Troubleshoots networks, systems, and applications to identify and correct    malfunctions and other operational difficulties
  4. Maintain the security and integrity of the PIU data network
  5. Maintain the PIU wireless network
  6. Troubleshoots and maintains the PIU telephone system      

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Administers a medium to large network of student supplied workstations and administrative PCs on a local area network, utilizing one or more TCP/IP or non-TCP/IP networking protocols
  2. Installs, configures, and maintains personal computers, file servers, Ethernet networks, network cabling, and other related equipment, devices, and systems; adds or upgrades and configures workstations, printers, and related equipment
  3. Troubleshoots networks, systems, and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational difficulties
  4. Ensure that public computers are maintained and in good working condition
  5. Ensure that all college-owned printers are kept in good working order, including replacing toner cartridges as needed
  6. Perform light network maintenance as necessary
  7. Ensure that classroom overhead projectors are in good working order, ordering and replacing bulbs as necessary
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Please submit curriculum vita with cover letter and letters of reference to sniderr@piedmontu.edu. Your vita should include your current telephone number and email address. Piedmont International University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, or national origin. However, as a Christian organization, PIU employs those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and are in essential agreement with Piedmont’s Statement of Faith and Points of Conviction

 

Dean of the Patterson School of Business

Position Summary

Piedmont International University invites applicants for the position of Dean of the Patterson School of Business.  The Patterson School of Business includes undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Dean of the Patterson School of Business will give oversight to the school, ensuring that its objectives are reached and maintained, faculty positions and needs are met, and faculty and programs are reviewed regularly to provide students with optimal training and preparation.

General Responsibilities

  • Maintain accreditation and foster continuous improvement
  • Call, chair, and maintain minutes of regular school meetings
  • Supervise course assignments for current faculty
  • Serve on the Academic Council
  • Complete the annual evaluation of Patterson School of Business faculty
  • Fulfill responsibilities as a teaching faculty member with the goal that the teaching load as a Dean should not exceed 6-9 hours per semester and 3-6 hours in the summer
  • Advise students
  • Lead students and faculty in spiritual, intellectual, and professional growth

Specific Responsibilities

  • Participate in the interview process of new school faculty members
  • Recommend to the library the purchase of any books, journals, and computer software
  • Encourage faculty research, continuing education, and publication
  • Prepare and recommend modifications to the Catalogs or School Handbook
  • Recommend and review appropriate academic policies
  • Supervise preparation of Program Reviews for each program in the school

Please submit curriculum vita with cover letter and letters of reference to gilleyt@piedmontu.edu. Include “Business Dean” in the subject line. Your vita should include your current telephone number and email address. Piedmont International University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, or national origin. However, as a Christian organization, PIU employs those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and are in essential agreement with Piedmont’s Statement of Faith and Points of Conviction

 

Director of Development

Piedmont International University is seeking a Director of Development who will be responsible for all aspects of fund raising. The primary responsibility is to raise money by establishing and successfully achieving annual and long-term fundraising goals. Working closely with the President and senior leadership, the Director of Development will create, implement and be held accountable for a Development Plan that details how Piedmont identifies funding sources (general fund, major gifts, planned giving, use of Internet, etc.), attracts donors, plans fundraising events, and expands the donor base. The plan will be incorporated into the overall PIU Strategic Plan and will include measurable annual and long-term goals with deadlines.

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Strategically utilizes the President in fundraising, especially in the areas of major gifts and planned giving. As such, the Director of Development will be expected to place the President in front of key donors or potential donors on a regular basis.
  • Effectively communicates the strategic vision of the university to inspire a new set of donors for increased support of PIU.
  • Creates new giving programs that engage a new generation of individual, church, alumni and corporate donors.
  • Develops written materials for prospects and donors regarding the value of supporting PIU’s institutional priorities.
  • Works as a hands-on fundraiser to secure annual donations to support the university and its programs. This includes, but is not limited to: personal solicitations, targeted appeals, grant writing, special events, and planned giving. This job requires getting out of the office and spending time with donors to develop professional relationships and solicit funds. As such, strong relationship building and solicitation skills are important.
  • Cultivates, preserves and strengthens donor relationships and loyalty among alumni, existing donors, board members, volunteers, etc.
  • Conducts targeted and personalized mailings and communications on fundraising initiatives.
  • Serves as the primary administrator of capital campaign activities and liaison to development consultants.
  • Is responsible for the administrative activities of the department including database management, reporting, development of policies and procedures related to the Development Office, archival activity, scheduling, etc.
  • Prepares reports for the Board and advises the Board’s Development Committee when requested by the President.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an experienced, energetic fundraising professional, dedicated to the mission and vision of the university.
  • Have a track record demonstrating accountability for results.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
  • Exhibit a natural inclination for institutional loyalty and absolute confidentiality.
  • Have the ability to manage competing deadlines in a self-directed and calm manner.
  • Be able to maintain effective working relationships, communicating clearly and appropriately with all key stakeholders with demonstrated diplomacy skills.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication including public speaking and presentation.

Other requirements:

  • Relative bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated track record as a successful development professional
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible and successful development experience including planned giving, grant writing and capital campaign experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in development related software
  • Working knowledge and/or experience with development efforts that utilize the Internet and social media.
  • Ability to match donor interests with PIU priorities
  • Ability to travel 20%-25% of the time (within the US)
  • Basic financial knowledge
  • Committed interest in biblical education and ministry training

This is a fulltime position available immediately, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and proven effectiveness. Potential advancement within the organization is possible based on performance. Salary Range $60,000-$90,000.

Piedmont International University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin in its staff employment practices. However, as a religious organization we do require essential agreement with our Statement of Faith and Points of Conviction.

Send resumes with cover letter and letters of reference to condons@piedmontu.edu. Please put “Director of Development” in the subject line of the email. Your resume should include your current telephone number and email address. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we cannot accept applications or resumes in person, by fax or by mail.

 

 

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

The School of Arts and Sciences is seeking to fill an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics to teach the undergraduate course Survey of Mathematics. This individual must be able to:

  • Teaching in a biblically-based environment
  • Teach online, traditional, and integrated classrooms
  • Have Master’s degree in math or 18 graduate level credits in math

Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vita and Statement of Faith to Dr. Ron Smith, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at smithr@piedmontu.edu

 

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