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The following list represents current job openings at Averett University. Please read carefully as required application materials vary according to the position and department.

Background checks are required for all positions.

An applicant must have unrestricted right to work in the U.S.

Averett's Mission: Averett University prepares students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change. Averett fulfills this mission by educating students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nations through liberal arts based undergraduate and graduate programs in a personal, collegial, interdisciplinary environment.

Vision: Averett University will provide opportunities that will be transformative for our region and beyond by bringing to life the Big Dreams and BOLD FUTURES of our students and the communities we serve.

Core Values

Integrity: We practice the highest ethical standards

Innovation: We encourage and embrace innovative teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom.

Engagement: We promote global awareness, service and leadership.

Discovery: We foster a spirit of discovery, problem solving and critical thinking and incorporate liberal arts with professional preparation in our teaching and learning.

Diversity: All members of the Averett Community share the responsibilities of conducting themselves ethically and as good citizens, and of promoting the expansion of skills and intellectual and emotional growth.

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DIVERSITY
Averett University welcomes all students, faculty and staff to an academic community that fosters awareness, inclusiveness, equity and service while fulfilling our mission and vision.  Averett celebrates individual uniqueness and worth while respecting differences in a safe and nurturing environment.  Every member of the Averett Community shares the responsibilities of conducting themselves ethically and as good citizens, and of promoting the expansion of skills, and intellectual and emotional growth. We value diversity by seeing and building on the best in each student so that we can help them develop into the leaders of tomorrow.

Tradition: We embrace Averett's Judeo- Christian heritage by honoring the search for truth and spiritual formation.

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Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Title: Controller
Department: Administration Finance Business
Location: Main Campus, Danville, Virginia

Position Description/Application Process
Averett University of Danville, Virginia, invites applications for the position of Controller. The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer and leads a team charged with the financial stewardship of the University including accounting, financial reporting, cash management, endowment management, payroll and benefits, accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit, tax compliance, asset management and mail services.

Qualifications include:
> The position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field (certified public accountant and/or master’s degree preferred); eight (8) years of related experience (higher education experience preferred); advance computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and enterprise resource planning systems (Financial Edge Administration System experience preferred); self-starter with high degree of initiative; proven ability to communicate effectively; and proven ability to plan, direct and evaluate a complex operation using manpower, time, funds and other resources for the accomplishment of long and short term goals.

Duties include:
> The Controller is expected to engage with colleagues across the University to strengthen the overall effectiveness of the University financial operations including creating appropriate fiscal policies and procedures for operational efficiency; developing internal controls to safeguard assets; monitoring budget performance and compliance with applicable government laws; ensuring timely completion of audit report, tax returns and other financial and management reports as appropriate; and serving as a member of various strategic and operation committees.



Work Schedule:
This is a professional position. Hours will vary.

Physical Demands:
Light.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and a list of references ( 3 ) to:

Selection Committee - Controller
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, VA 24541
at: controller@averett.edu

No phone calls please.



Review of applications will begin on 9/16/14 and will continue until the position is filled.


Title: Administrative Assistant
Department: CCECC
Location: Main Campus, Danville, Virginia

Position Description/Application Process
Reporting to the Executive Director for the Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness, the administrative assistant will ensure that the Center is a welcome environment to all visitors and that operations run smoothly. Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, data management, and other activities that support the Center’s staff.

Qualifications include:
> • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred • 2-4 years experience in an office setting • Work effectively as a team with internal and external stakeholders including faculty, students, staff, and senior administrators to coordinate community engagement and facilitate collaborations • Strong research, organizational, communication, interpersonal, and time management skills • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through • Ability to work effectively with others of diverse personalities, education, and cultural backgrounds • Flexibility to handle a variety of duties and projects • Ability to work independently • Ability to work with an information technology based software package; Microsoft Office, with advanced knowledge of Excel; and strong email and online research skills

Duties include:
> • Welcome guests, determine nature of business, and announce guest to appropriate personnel. • Answer incoming telephone calls, determine purpose of callers, and forward calls to appropriate personnel or department. • Ensure that the front desk is covered at all times. • Assist with clerical duties to include faxing, copying, and mailings as needed. • Handle time sheets and vacation requests for Center staff. • Receive, sort, and distribute mail. • Order and maintain supplies for the Center. • Process and record expenditures, reconcile credit card statements, etc. • Support administrative and special projects as assigned. • Work with Center staff to maintain inventory of all partnerships, service-learning projects, internships and placements, organizational contracts, community engagement opportunities, hours, and students participating in Center activities.



Work Schedule:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Physical Demands:
Light.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and a list of references ( 3 ) to:

Selection Committee - AA
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, VA 24541
at: aa@averett.edu

No phone calls please.



Review of applications will begin on 09/16/2014 and will continue until candidates are called for interviews.


Title: Director of Community Engagement
Department: CCECC
Location: Main Campus, Danville, Virginia

Position Description/Application Process
Reporting to the Executive Director for the Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness, the Director of Community Engagement cultivates a dynamic, experiential, and student-centered environment that provides a model of excellence for leadership and service, enabling students to enhance skills and competencies most sought by today’s employers, and prepares them for a life of leadership through community engagement. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Center, this individual creates intentional opportunities for all students to identify and enhance their leadership potential; expands community service and volunteer experiences which promote engagement and citizenship; and works with the Division of Student Life to design programs and seminars on the principles and practices of leadership and service. All of this work is informed by the University’s strategic plan as well as the general education curriculum.

Qualifications include:
> • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred • 3+ years of experience working in program development and coordination related to community engagement, campus/community partnerships, and leadership development • Experience developing and running community-based programs • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to communicate the Center’s capacity for engagement in the region • Understanding of the university’s mission, goals and strategic priorities • An in-depth knowledge of and connections to the local non-profit community • Ability to utilize social media applications as well as email, and the entire MS Suite • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy, as well as organizational and planning skills, with attention to detail and follow through • Proficiency using standard office software applications

Duties include:
> • Direct initiatives with faculty, staff, and students to achieve objectives related to community engagement. • Support and encourage leadership, service, social justice, and vocational discovery as a part of student learning and development. • Supervise Averett’s AmeriCorps VISTA Member in recruiting student volunteers for ongoing volunteer opportunities across the community. • Chair the Engage Coalition, a regional group of students, faculty and staff from Averett, the local community colleges, and community partners. • In conjunction with the Engage Coalition, organize Day to Engage events at least twice each academic year. • Design and implement “Year of Learning” initiatives with Averett, DCC, PCC and community. • Assist the Division of Student Life with student leadership workshops for self-assessment and personal growth. • Work closely with the Executive Director to establish and sustain meaningful campus/community partnerships that address human and societal needs while simultaneously meeting learning goals related to student engagement and leadership. • Create and maintain database of volunteer job descriptions, placements, hours, etc. • Conduct ongoing and regular evaluation and assessment of community engagement initiatives. • Organize annual symposia and awards program for key stakeholders, including students, faculty and community partners.



Work Schedule:
The Director of Community Engagement is a professional position. Hours may vary beyond the 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. schedule.

Physical Demands:
Light.

Please send your resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of references ( 3 ) to:

Selection Committee - DCE
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, VA 24541
at: dce@averett.edu

No phone calls please.



Review of applications will begin on 09/16/2014 and will continue until candidates are called for interviews.


Title: Director of Experiential Learning
Department: CCECC
Location: Main Campus, Danville, Virginia

Position Description/Application Process
Reporting to the Executive Director for the Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness, the Director manages all aspects of Experiential Learning (service-learning, internships, faculty-led research), including: project development, faculty/community partner development and relations, syllabi review, student orientation sessions, assessment, etc. The Director works collaboratively with academic departments, Student Life, and on-campus clubs and organizations. The Director will advance strategic initiatives related to experiential learning and help to build and maintain university-community partnerships.

Qualifications include:
> • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred • 3+ years experience leading service-learning and community engagement initiatives in higher education, including advising/leading students and developing partnerships • Ability to articulate an understanding of the higher education landscape and the trends related to service-learning in higher education • Experience with curriculum development and teaching in a higher education setting • Knowledge of current issues and best practices in service-learning • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to communicate the Center’s capacity for engagement in the region • Understanding of the university’s mission, goals and strategic priorities • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy, as well as organizational and planning skills, with attention to detail and follow through • Proficiency using standard office software applications

Duties include:
> • Work with faculty to assist in implementing and assessing service-learning opportunities in graduate and undergraduate courses. • Serve as the point of contact for the university’s internship program; work with students, faculty and community partners to develop internship opportunities that are aligned with degree studies; work with faculty to supervise internship placements. • Conduct professional development workshops on service-learning for faculty and assist in designing, implementing, and evaluating service-learning course objectives and content. • Establish relationships with community partners, including site visits, memoranda of understanding, agency orientations, safety assurance, etc. • Serve as ongoing liaison between faculty and community partners. • Market the university’s experiential learning programs internally and externally. • Create and maintain the necessary paperwork related to the formal adoption service-learning courses and internships, including partner agreements, timesheets, etc. • In collaboration with course faculty, develop appropriate evaluation tools to assess in the achievement of course objectives related to service-learning. • Conduct ongoing and regular assessment of all experiential learning initiatives. • Organize annual symposia and awards program for key stakeholders, including students, faculty and community partners.



Work Schedule:
This Director of Experiential Learning is a professional position. Hours may vary beyond the standard 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Physical Demands:
Light.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and a list of references ( 3 ) to:

Selection Committee - DEL
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, VA
at: del@averett.edu

No phone calls please.



Review of applications will begin on 09/16/2014 and will continue until candidates are called for interviews.


Title: Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Department: Aeronautics
Location: Main Campus, Danville, Virginia

Position Description/Application Process
The Averett University Department of Aeronautics is seeking one qualified applicant for the position of Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. This position does not lead to tenure. The Aeronautics Program includes three concentrations in the major of Aerospace Management: Aviation Business, Flight Operations, and Aerospace Management/Criminal Justice. This person is the assistant to the Chief Flight Instructor in charge of flight operations supporting the mission of the Department of Aeronautics at Averett University.

Qualifications include:
> All FAA flight certificates through all flight instructor certificates. Airline Transport Pilot Certificate is preferred. - Three (3) years experience as a flight instructor with a minimum of 1500 hours PIC. Supplemented with eligibility for designation as Assistant Chief Flight Instructor under FAR Part 141 Experience as a Flight Instructor in a FAR Part 141 flight training program is preferred. Ability to maintain a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate at all times. Demonstrated ability to be a role model to all that reflects highly on the Averett University Department of Aeronautics. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Preferred candidates will have at least three years of applicable industry/aviation academic experience and appropriate FAA Certificates as competition is very competitive.

Duties include:
> Provides leadership, mentoring, and guidance for Flight and Ground Instructors, assists the Chief Flight Instructor with in-house and outsourced Maintenance, and staff. Effectively and efficiently helps manages all Flight Center activities to thoroughly assure Averett University’s commitment to safety, compliance with all applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Averett University requirements, standards, procedures, and policies related to professional excellence in aviation education, maintenance, and business operations. Responsible for teaching all Part 141 Ground Schools. Assists in assuring the accurate, timely, and thorough preparation and completion of all flight, maintenance, and academic records and reports for the Department of Aeronautics. Assists in assuring the professional standardization and excellence of the Flight Center operations and courses. Responsible for scheduling and maintaining the Flight Center’s AATD. Assist the Chief Flight Instructor in performing transfer student flight proficiency flights, FAR Part 141 stage checks, and flight instructor assessment flights. Other duties include building excellent relationships with industry, creating and assisting in curriculum planning and development such as ATP academic training FITS, research, and implementing new initiatives and programs. Other duties as assigned.



Work Schedule:
Varied.

Physical Demands:
Light to Moderate

Please send your cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and a list of references ( 3 ) to:

Travis Williams
Chief Flight Instructor - Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, VA 24541


No phone calls please.



Review of applications will begin on 06/19/2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


Title: Reg. Inf. Tech & Facils. Coord.
Department: Information Technology
Location: Richmond

Position Description/Application Process
Reporting to the Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Technology Services (CIO), this position is responsible for providing a “best in class” information technology and facilities experience for faculty, staff and students at the university’s regional campuses including: (1) supporting the computer, audio visual and telephony hardware, connectivity, and various higher education software applications; (2) ensuring the facilities are open, clean, and functional, and; (3) supervising the Facility Monitors in achieving items (1) and (2) and that they are trained to respond to emergency situations. Thoroughly ensures all work performed by the Facility Monitors is completed and placed into the appropriate call-tracking medium and provides reports and statistical analysis upon request. Travels between Averett’s regional campuses and main campus as required. Participates in project development and roll out implementation, and provides other services as appropriate and assigned by CIO.

Qualifications include:
> Required • Bachelor's degree in related field • Three (3) years experiencing supervising others • Three (3) years experience in technical support • Excellent customer service and communications skills providing support to faculty, staff and students S• trong working knowledge and demonstrated ability in: • Customer service • Software packages and operating systems: Windows 7, and Microsoft Office products • Hardware and software troubleshooting skills • Identification and resolution of problems in a timely manner, by gathering and analyzing information skillfully and developing alternative solutions • Multitasking and prioritization of various projects as appropriate • Preferred • Master’s degree in related field • Five (5) years experience in technical support • Five (5) years experience as a supervisor of a help desk • Higher Education experience • Required • Basic First Aid • Advanced CPR • Valid driver’s license • Have reliable transportation

Duties include:
> Duties include, but are not limited to: • Weekly travel between regional campuses and main campus as required; • Plan and coordinate regional campuses related technology support services and day-to-day activities of the facility monitors; • Assure the reliable and efficient operation of all workstations and audio-visual equipment and ensures effective scheduling of audio-visual equipment in support of administrative and instructional programs at regional campuses; • Monitor help desk software in relation to regional campuses technology issues; monitor its performance and produce appropriate reports and statistical data; • Recruit, hire, train and supervise Facility Monitors. • Coordinate the Facility Monitors involvement in the diagnosis, repair, configuration, installation and maintenance of workstations and audio-visual equipment; • Develop work schedule for Facility Monitors. • Monitor time, attendance, and evaluate the performance of the Facility Monitors, providing feedback, guidance, and training as required; • Develop, exercise and assess facility safety and emergency procedures. • Conduct facility safety inspections. • Perform duties of Facility Monitors in their absence. • Perform minor maintenance and repair activities. • All other duties as assigned.



Work Schedule:
Varied. This is a professional, exempt position.

Physical Demands:
Light to moderate.

Please send your resume, and a list of references ( 3 ) to:

Search Committee-Reg. lnf. Tech.& Facils. Coor
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, Va 24541
at: cio@averett.edu

No phone calls please.



Review of applications will begin on 05/23/14 and will continue until the position is filled.


Title: Instructional Technologist
Department: Academic Affairs
Location: Main Campus (with travel)

Position Description/Application Process
Averett University, located in historic Danville, Virginia, is a private, co-educational, liberal arts University with degree programs offered throughout the Commonwealth. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the University seeks an Instructional Technologist who will work with faculty using best practices to select, design, produce and integrate instructional and educational solutions to achieve innovative pedagogy that captures the imagination of today’s learner in traditional, accelerated, and fully online classes. This individual will assist faculty in the creation of faculty projects, workshops, and instructional courseware/media development. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Some travel in Virginia required.

Qualifications include:
> Master’s degree in instructional design/technology or equivalent appropriate academic preparation plus three to five years relevant experience in an educational or training setting Comprehensive knowledge of educational/instructional technology, software, and multimedia development on various platforms and educational problem analysis and systems solutions definition and interface design Demonstrated experience with administering, supporting, and training of content delivery systems (LMS) Working knowledge of PCs (Windows OS) and Macs (OS 10.x). Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office (PC and MAC) and Adobe products Demonstrated competence in multimedia authoring /production tools, e.g. iMovie, Authorware, Flash); web development, web programming, web communication tools, graphic applications and design; and database design. Solid experience with Internet technologies, TCP/IP tools, FTP, and Telnet. Demonstrated experience in developing technical training, workshops, seminars, and classes for faculty on the use of technology in the classroom.

Duties include:
> Plan, coordinate, and conduct workshops in the use of technologies for faculty and staff. Assist full-time and adjunct faculty with incorporating discipline-specific technologies, including, but not limited to, the following areas: o Utilizing existing resources available on campus, over the Internet, from other universities, or commercially distributed o Utilizing the LMS (Moodle-based) course management system and serving as the support person for faculty and students in using the system o Expanding faculty teaching methods and confidence in using multimedia classrooms (using simulations, presentations, computer- or technology-assisted methods) o Developing teaching materials and preparing assessment materials Assist faculty in developing courses and programs for online delivery based on instructional design best practices and established policies Review online courses and document the review with the developing faculty member, ensuring quality standards are met Develop relationships with vendors, peer institutions, and academic organizations in order to foster and increase the use of instructional technology in higher education Communicate with and educate users of varying technical knowledge (senior administration, faculty, staff, or students) Coordinate the development of future instructional technology needs and serve as a liaison between faculty and the Information Technology Department Create and support electronic resources such as an Instructional Technology website, FAQs, tutorials, help guides, etc.



Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm with some travel in Virginia required.

Physical Demands:
Light.

Please send your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of references ( 3 ) to:

Search Committee-Instructional Technologist
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, VA 24541
at: instructtech@averett.edu

No phone calls please.



Review of applications will begin on 05/16/2014 and will continue until the position is filled.