Title: Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Date: April 27, 2017
Department: Athletics

Bridgewater College, a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, to begin immediately. This is a full-time, 12-month position, reporting to the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but not limited to assisting the head coach in a Division III women’s basketball program, budget management, recruiting, organizing and conducting on-court coaching, developing scouting reports and mentoring and supporting student athletes.

  • Assisting the head coach in all facets of a Division III women’s basketball program
  • Assisting the head coach with budget management
  • Recruiting prospective student-athletes who fit the mission and culture of the program and the College
  • Organizing & conducting on-court coaching during practices and games
  • Developing detailed scouting reports for game opponents
  • Providing mentoring and support for the student-athletes, particularly in regards to academics and player development
  • Complying with all NCAA, conference and college policies and regulations.

Qualifications

  • Prior coaching experience and/or competitive playing experience required.
  • Basic competency in Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the college’s auto insurance carrier.

General Information

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training.  Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

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Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, resume and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three Equine Industry references.  The cover letter should address the qualifications contained in the profile above.

Deadline  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.


Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

 

Title: Office Support Specialist
Date: April 27, 2017
Department: Student Life

Bridgewater College seeks outstanding candidates to serve as an Office Support Specialist to the Department of Student Life and Counseling Services.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, processing student health records, providing administrative and office support duties such as appointment scheduling, travel arrangements, maintenance orders, coordination of special programs and ceremonies.

  • Provide consistent presence in counseling office.
  • Answers phones and responds to questions.
  • Receives and directs students, staff, faculty and visitors.
  • Schedules counseling appointments using Titanium scheduling program.
  • Supports Student Life staff with scheduling and travel arrangements when needed.
  • Collects and processes incoming and transfer student health records and provides support for students and parents for that process.
  • Submits maintenance requests for department and reports any issues as needed.
  • Assists as needed with Peer Advocates student group, including scheduling meetings and printing materials.
  • Responsible for ordering supplies and scheduling maintenance for copiers and printers.
  • Provides back-up and troubleshooting for problems with StarRez housing and conduct program.
  • Works collaboratively with the associate dean on the following components of student conduct:
    • StarRez training, monthly audit of incidents, tracks completed sanctions, orders conduct meeting forms, files communication with students, takes hearing board notes when available and serves on boards as needed.
  • Cooperatively plans and coordinates special program and ceremonies.
  • Serves as back-up for Administrative Assistant as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in related field, High School Diploma or GED with equivalent work experience required.
  • 1-3 years of related experience required.
  • Highly proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. and ability to learn and implement new software programs.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Highly proficient organizing and planning skills.
  • Strong customer service and teamwork orientation.
  • Knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures and systems.

General Information

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training.  Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

For Additional Information

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Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter and resume (in either Word or Adobe), and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references. The cover letter should address the qualifications contained in the profile above.

Deadline  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.


Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

 

Title: Director of Finance and Budget
Date: April 21, 2017
Department: Finance

Job Summary

Serves as the budget officer of the college; supports VPF in leadership of Finance division; provides accounting and business practice guidance to campus; supports Board of Trustees committees relating to finance, investment and audit.

Direct Reports

Controller, Financial Analyst, Accounts Payable Manager, Payroll and Finance Coordinator

Classification

Exempt

Responsibilities

  • Plans and directs the annual institutional budgeting process; analyzes budget and actual trends; interprets and communicates budget results to a variety of constituencies; ensures accurate budget entry into the accounting system.
  • Assists VPF in strategic and long-term financial planning, in support of the College’s strategic plan; evaluates and provides responsive feedback on the financial impact of College plans, programs or initiatives to the VPF, and to the President’s Cabinet as requested. Prepares and communicates well developed and coherent financial forecasts.
  • Develops and implements financial strategies, plans and policies to direct and control College expenditures and budget compliance; assists in the design and monitoring of College financial performance indicators to measure success against strategic plans and budgets.
  • Oversees all general ledger activities; supervises preparation and distribution of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements; provides ad hoc reporting for use by senior administration and the Board of Trustees; analyzes financial trends and presents financial information to internal and external groups.
  • Provides accurate and timely financial services to the college community through exemplary customer support services to students, parents, faculty and staff. Provides support by phone, via email and in person.
  • Plans and directs all College accounting operations and procedures, including accounts payable, accounts receivable (in close coordination with Student Financial Services), cashiering, payroll, debt service, construction-in-progress, fixed assets accounting and year end general ledger close process.
  • Establishes appropriate business and internal controls within the Finance Division and across campus; communicates said controls to users; monitors use of controls as necessary.
  • Oversees and/or performs all endowment and annuity management accounting; maintains close working relationship with endowment investment advisors and consultants to ensure adherence to investment policies.
  • Maintains close working relationship with the College’s general banking services providers to ensure proper safeguards of College assets; oversees custody and management of cash; manages all treasury operations of the College; including cash flow management, cash forecasting, securing and managing credit.
  • Safeguards institutional assets through the identification, measurement, control and/or funding of risk in conjunction with insurance administrators.
  • Plans, directs and participates in the preparation for the annual external audit; ensures audit reports and recommendations are communicated and implemented as appropriate.
  • Serves as primary staff support to the finance, investment and audit committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Responsible for institutional tax compliance. Researches and makes recommendations related to complex higher education taxation matters.
  • Collaborates with a myriad of cross campus committees and groups in an effort to create an environment that supports the overall mission of the College; ensures that the data necessary for planning and decision-making is available to constituents as needed.
  • Provides training opportunities and supervision of daily work for direct reports, including scheduling, approval of time sheets and periodic performance evaluations.
  • Serves as a role model of personal integrity and leadership with the principles and values embraced by the campus community and the accounting profession.
  • Oversees accuracy and updates of Finance Division web pages.
  • Takes advantage of training opportunities provided by the college to enhance productivity, improve skills and for personal career development.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or closely related field required; Master’s degree in accounting or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum seven years’ related work experience, preferably in the higher education setting.
  • CPA license strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Ellucian Colleague preferred.
  • Relevant experience in the preparation and interpretation of nonprofit financial statements, preferably for college or university.
  • Experience in financial forecasting and comprehensive budget responsibilities for organization(s) of similar size and complexity.
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in business writing – proposals, memos, succinct financial analysis narratives.
  • Proficient, experienced user of MS Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint – and one or more financial accounting systems.

General Information

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training.  Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

For Additional Information

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Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter and resume (in either Word or Adobe), and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references. The cover letter should address the qualifications contained in the profile above.

Deadline  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.


Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

 

Megan Orndorff Huffman ’03

“I appreciated the liberal arts environment where we were encouraged to develop the ‘whole person.’ I took classes in so many different disciplines that I would not have [elsewhere],” said Megan Orndorff Huffman as she reflected on her Bridgewater College education. Huffman majored in communication studies and minored in psychology. She treasured the opportunity to develop leadership skills through her service in student government as Student Body President and Vice President, as well as through participating in numerous clubs and organizations.

After graduating from Bridgewater in 2003, she pursued a master’s degree from Boston University in public relations. Following the completion of her master’s degree, she worked as a Nonprofit Marketing Partner for WCAV-CBS19 in Charlottesville, Va. For the final year and a half that she worked there, she was promoted to General Sales Manager.

After she and her husband, Matt, moved to Charleston, S.C., Huffman became the Development Operations Director for Water Mission, an international nonprofit that provides safe water solutions to developing countries, for three years. “It was there that I fulfilled my desire to serve on an international scale, and learned that much of my experience lent itself to fundraising/development.”

Though for now she is at home with her two young daughters, she continues to volunteer in the nonprofit sector, for organizations including World Help, Humbly I Serve/His Vision, Freedom 4/24, and Children's Miracle Network (CMN) of Central Virginia.

Huffman commented, “My Bridgewater College education was the cornerstone of my professional and personal journey. I often joked that I actually majored in leadership, and I have used that in so many settings.” She is the permanent class president for the class of 2003, served on the BC Alumni Association Board of Directors and is now a member of the President's Advisory Council. “I will forever be indebted to Bridgewater,” she said.

 

Am I required to take a May Term course?
Students are not required to take a May Term course. However, no refund for tuition, room or board will be given to students who do not attend May Term.

I am scheduled to graduate in May. Can I take a May Term course after graduation?
A graduating senior may take a May Term course, but the degree will not be conferred until after May Term. The student will walk at graduation and participate in all graduation activities, but graduation status will not be conferred until the May Term class grade has been posted to a student’s transcript.

I am not seeking a degree from Bridgewater College. Can I register for a May Term course?
These opportunities are limited to degree-seeking Bridgewater College students.

Is there a fee to attend May Term?
In order to better ensure that all students have an opportunity to take May Term courses, students who enroll in fall 2017 or later will have two May Terms included in their tuition. Students may enroll in additional May Terms for an additional tuition fee, plus a residential fee if applicable.

All current students (enrolled for spring semester 2017 or earlier) will continue to have May Term included in their annual tuition and fees, just as the January Interterm was included in annual tuition fees at the time they first enrolled. This will remain as long as they are enrolled at BC and have not graduated. For example, a current freshman (2016-17) may enroll in the May 2018, May 2019 and May 2020 terms at no additional cost.

There may be additional charges to students enrolled in May Term courses involving travel, off-campus housing or other expenses.

Do I have to live on campus?
Any student who is a residential student in the spring can reside on campus with no additional fees for room and board, if they are enrolled in a “fee-included” May Term. Living on campus during May Term is not mandatory. However, no refund for tuition, room or board will be given to students who do not attend May Term or who decide to live off campus. Please note that summer school sessions do have an additional cost for living on campus.

Where will I live during May Term?
All May Term and summer students who reside on campus will live in summer housing. The location of the summer housing building(s) changes from year to year, depending on facilities projects scheduled for the summer. Residence Life sends out information in late April regarding summer housing, including the summer housing building(s), move-over schedule, and the sign-up process.

If I will be leaving for a travel abroad course, do I have to move out of my spring room?
If the student will not be on campus at all during the May Term, items can stay in the spring room until the student returns. If the travel period is for several days and the student has to remain on campus additional days to complete the class, the student will need to move to a room in the summer housing residential building. Additional questions can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If I don’t live on campus, will I get a refund for the residential fee?
No refund for tuition, room or board will be given to students who decide to live off campus.

Are commuter meal plans available?
The details of commuter meal plans have not been finalized. This section will be updated once a decision has been made.

What dining options will be available during May Term?
Dining hours will be reduced during May Term. Hours will be posted when revised hours are available.

Are there any meal credit refunds for travel classes or classes that require I live off campus, such as internships?
No refund for tuition, room or board will be given.

What is the cost per credit once I exceed the two sessions that are included in my tuition costs?
The cost per credit will be the same as a summer session cost per credit, plus a $40 registration fee.

What is the cost to live on campus once I exceed the two sessions that are included in my tuition costs?
A weekly rate will be established, which includes room and board. The rate has not yet been determined.   

Can I live on campus and not eat meals?
Any student that is living on campus for May Term will have meals included. If a student chooses to not eat meals, no refunds for tuition, room or board will be given.

When do travel expenses need to be paid?
The class professor will inform students during travel course orientation meetings of the due dates for travel payments. Typically, payments are due in several increments with the entire cost paid in full by the date determined by the professor. All trips are to be paid for prior to May Term. Specific questions should be addressed to the class professor. 

Is financial aid available for May Term expenses, such as travel?
Institutional aid is not available for May Term.

Can I apply for a loan to cover travel expenses?
Loans are limited to any remaining eligibility not used during the preceding fall and spring semesters. If you are interested in exploring your loan options, please email the financial aid office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to March 1.

Can I use a surplus credit on my student account to pay for travel?
A student can use an account credit surplus to make travel payments. Please stop by student accounts located in Flory 114, 115, or 116 to complete the funds transfer form. You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from your Bridgewater email account to give your approval for the transfer of funds to the travel account.