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Assistant Controller

Birmingham-Southern College is pleased to announce an immediate opening for Assistant Controller.

The Assistant Controller reports directly to the Controller and is responsible for the combined functions of financial, tax and internal control activity of the College. In addition, this position supervises the Accounting and Accounts Payable personnel. Responsibilities include ensuring the integrity of the College's financial records, tax and other federal/state compliance, and for developing University-wide processes and policies incorporating strong internal controls to ensure proper stewardship of College assets. Significant leadership is expected in working with the external auditor to provide financial statements in accordance with GAAP and industry standards.

Qualified candidates will have solid experience in the development and implementation of internal control documentation and procedures and have a strong working knowledge of FASB and other pronouncements/industry guidance related to the not-for-profit industry.  Demonstrated leadership in managing accounting functions with comprehensive knowledge of accounting and financial reporting standards, practices and financial systems is essential to the success of this role.  Strong analytical skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office are required and experience using the Datatel Colleague enterprise system in higher education is desirable. Candidate must have the ability to work as a team member and team leader within a collaborative environment and must be able to interact professionally and effectively with multiple constituencies. Excellent writing, organizational and communications skills are required.

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree with a major or concentration in Accounting or Finance is required, plus a minimum of 5 years' experience in fiscal operations in higher education, a not-for-profit entity or other business setting. Priority will be considered for CPA or CMA designations.

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, BSC is a four-year, private institution that consistently has been identified in recent years as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country for its academic quality and its value.  The college currently enrolls approximately 1200 undergraduate students and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa.  Visit www.bsc.edu for more information on the College.

Qualified applicants should and submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and contact information for three professional references to: humanresources@bsc.edu. Applicants should also complete an application at complete an application here.

BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and Everify. EOE.


 

 

Assistant Director of Development

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC), located in Birmingham, Alabama, is a four-year, private institution that in recent years consistently has been identified as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country for its academic quality and its value. The college currently enrolls 1,300 undergraduate students and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. BSC is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Director of Development.

The Assistant Director of Development at BSC will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of donors and prospective donors in support of BSC funding priorities and outlined initiatives. The Assistant Director of Development will solicit gifts directly; work with and in support of advancement staff, faculty, and key volunteers to implement successful solicitation strategies. The DOD will collaborate with members of the advancement staff on other activities such as events, gift recognition, reporting, etc. that supports the college's advancement activities.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with a proven track record of successful relationship building and securing of philanthropic gifts. The candidate will display excellent interpersonal and communication skills including written and verbal skills and a proven success building and maintaining trusted relationships with key stakeholders and the ability to interact with multiple constituencies. The successful candidate with have demonstrated accomplishment in the acquisition of donor gifts and the ability to strategize, formulate and close gifts.

Experience with campaigns, annual giving drives, and knowledge of planned giving, along with the ability to handle multiple tasks in an exciting, fast-paced environment with demonstrated success in managing and collaborating with varied and diverse constituents and staff and a highly developed sense of propriety in dealing with sensitive and confidential information, related to alumni, donors, as well as employees are all essential pluses, as is a working knowledge of Colleague database system. Bachelor's degree is required; with a minimum of two years' experience in fundraising environment (sales experience in a competitive business environment may be considered in lieu of direct fundraising experience). The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in managing and collaborating with various types of constituents and staff and a highly developed sense of propriety in dealing with sensitive and confidential information, related both to alumni and donors as well as employees and colleagues.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, a resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Birmingham-Southern College, Box 549090, Birmingham, AL 35254; E-mail: humanresources@bsc.edu. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act, and E-Verify. EOE.


Director of Annual Giving

Birmingham-Southern College has an immediate opening for Director of Annual Giving.

The Director of Annual Giving leads the College in the planning, implementation and assessment of a significant growth effort for unrestricted annual support from alumni and from other funding sources through measured, quantitative programmatic steps leading to growth and sustainability.

The Director of Annual Giving will develop and execute an annual giving program that will result in year-over-year growth for the program and a successful stream of projectable, predictable unrestricted income for the college, incorporating the following elements: direct mail, phonathon, alumni leadership, electronic channels, class agents, and reunion giving. The Director will work with both the Director of Alumni Affairs and the Director of Advancement Services to advance departmental goals and to provide accurate reporting to all audiences. The Director will supervise and develop the growth and direction of the giving societies of BSC.

Skills:
Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills required. Computer proficiency and ability to create and interpret reports. Ability to travel as needed. Creativity and understanding necessary for working with volunteers of varying ages and experience levels; strong analytical skills; proven ability in protecting confidentiality of donors, volunteers, employees and program elements essential.

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years in applicable experience. Experience in managing annual fundraising program elements, preferably in the context of campaigns or in the face of significant growth. Proven successful experience managing volunteers, students and other professionals.

Qualified applicants should submit a BSC application and current resume to humanresources@bsc.edu. BSC complies with the Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE.


IT Project Manager

Birmingham-Southern College has an opening for an IT Project Manager. The Project Manager is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating IT projects according to predetermined timelines and budgets. This position manages the Technology Proposal System that feeds into the college's budget process including receiving all proposals, meeting with submitters to discuss technology needs, conducting research and gathering pricing, and implementing all projects that gain approval. The Project Manager is also responsible for fostering interdepartmental communication and communication between IT and the rest of campus regarding projects that span multiple departments. The Project Manager also supports the Assistant VP in maintaining, monitoring, and troubleshooting a large complex enterprise network and associated security.

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business or related field and two years of experience and or training in project management is required. Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills and maintain a positive and professional image. Excellent time management and organizational skills are also required.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and BSC application to: humanresources@bsc.edu.

BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act. EOE.


Registrar of the College

Birmingham-Southern College is pleased to announce a Registrar of the College position beginning immediately.

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, BSC is a four-year, private institution that consistently has been identified in recent years as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country for its academic quality and its value. The college currently enrolls 1,275 undergraduate students and is a sheltering institution for a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. For more on the college's talented faculty and students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

Birmingham-Southern College seeks an individual who possesses the ability to provide leadership and oversight for the development, implementation, security, and management of activities and systems related to academic records, student registration, commencement, and academic scheduling.

The Registrar supervises an Assistant Registrar and a Records Manager while working in collaboration with a Degree Audit Specialist and other personnel in Academic Affairs. The Registrar also sits as a member of the Provost's Cabinet which considers broad issues of academic policy and procedure. The Registrar is responsible for submitting accurate and timely data to a variety of off-campus sources including the Financial Aid Clearinghouse, NCAA, IPEDS, and others.

The successful candidate will have a Master's degree and a minimum of five years of experience in higher education and in student records; previous work experience at an institution accredited by SACS-COC preferred. A solid foundation in information technology systems is required in conjunction with a full knowledge of and ability to work with Ellucian Colleague data systems and the ability to teach such skills as appropriate to staff and faculty. The ability to supervise office staff and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students is vital to the success of this role.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application describing work experience and areas of expertise, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to humanresources@bsc.edu.

BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and Everify. EOE.


Vice President for Enrollment Management

Birmingham-Southern College seeks an experienced enrollment management professional with exceptional strategic and collaborative leadership skills for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. The vice president will lead strategic recruitment processes, including efforts to grow enrollments and provide leadership for the communication of the image of the college. The vice president will supervise the Assistant Vice President for Admission and the Director of Financial Planning, will have direct oversight of the admission and student financial aid functions, and will play a key role in retention initiatives across the college. The Vice President for Enrollment Management reports to the President.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about current thinking and practices in student recruitment and financial aid; have decision-making experience in complex organizations; have demonstrated capacity to lead and supervise a diverse portfolio of human and fiscal resources; and, a proven passion of and commitment to the value of diversity and the mission of a liberal arts college. The vice president will work across campus units and externally to solidify and implement BSC's strategic enrollment plan. He/she will be student centered and will possess analytic and technological depth, an eye for the possible, and a proven capacity for embedding enrollment within institutional values and aspirations. The vice president must possess a deep understanding of, passion for, and ability to articulate the benefits of a liberal arts education. He/she will also possess superior interpersonal communication skills, a collaborative leadership style, highly-attuned motivational abilities, and exemplary personal and professional integrity.

Qualified candidate must possess a bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred, and have a minimum of ten years of experience in increasingly responsible admission and financial planning positions. At least five of those years must have been in a leadership role where organizational strategy and responsibility for organizational performance resides. Applicants should be willing to travel and work flexible hours to include evenings and weekends.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application describing work experience and areas of expertise, resume/curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references to humanresources@bsc.edu.

BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and Everify. EOE.

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