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Title: Police Officer
Reference No: 020915-PO
Department: Campus Security
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Basic Summary –
GA Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) certified Police Officer with full power of arrest, who will be responsible for issues involving personal safety and security of students/staff/faculty and property of Morehouse College and other outside facilities/functions and the enforcement of state and federal laws and enforce college statutes and regulations.
Polygraph, drug screening, physical examination and criminal background checks are part of the hiring process.
Duties include but not limited to-
- Coordinate with Supervisors regarding goals of department.
- Provide protection and assistance to persons and property on campus, which includes enforcement of federal and state laws and campus rules and regulations.
- Respond to, investigate, document and complete accurate case reports on criminal, non-emergency and emergency incidents and detail information and action taken.
- Exercise independent judgment in emergency situations involving danger to life and/or property.
- Provide security for campus special events, social and sports events.
- In the execution of duties, work in close cooperation with Morehouse College and the immediate community, other law enforcement agencies, mental health, governmental, community, health, emergency, criminal justice and legal entities.
- Any other duties as prescribed by Chief, his/her Designee or Supervisor.
Work Environment -
- Non-exempt with forty-hour week shift work.
- Must be able to have flexibility in work schedule.
- High School education or equivalent
- POST certified Peace Officer in good standing
- Minimum experience of 3 years in police work
- Minimum of 21 years old and possess a valid drivers license
- No felony convictions
Special Skills Required –
- Good oral and written communication and inter-personal skills.
- A strong work ethic and the ability to exercise sound judgment.
- Must possess the ability establish and maintain effective working relationship with diverse campus community.
- Proficiency in maintenance and use of firearm.
- IT literate and basic proficiency in operation of standard office equipment.
Benefit Programs include but are not limited to-
- Medical/Dental and Vision Coverage with RX discounts
- Various Retirement Subscription Plans
- Flexible Spending
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday and other leave benefits
- Tuition Benefits
- Various job-related training seminars
- Various Pre-tax and other Discount Benefits
- Fitness Center
Competitive with that of other Colleges
Title: Institutional Research Analyst
Reference No: IRA-012715
Division/Department: Office of Academic Affairs/Institutional Research
Closing Date: February 12, 2015
The Office of Academic Affairs/Office of Institutional Research at Morehouse College is seeking an analyst to extract, compile and effectively communicate institutional data for internal and external reporting. This position supports institutional research, strategic planning, accreditation, and other assessment activities by ensuring data integrity and improving data access and analysis capabilities for administrators, faculty, staff and external entities. This position will assist in driving productivity, system and process automation and data governance.
- Manage data, prepare and maintain data files, verify data to ensure data integrity
- Extract, manipulate, analyze, and report data to internal and external entities on routine and ad hoc basis
- Ensure timely reporting of student and other data to federal, regional, and other external organizations
- Develop, administer, and analyze institutional surveys as needed
- Ensure accuracy of institutional data, investigate any sources of data inconsistencies, and work with faculty, administrators, staff, and outside entities to remedy discrepancies
- Work with user community to understand reporting needs, identify data sources, and generate Argos reports based on ad hoc data requests
- Build and maintain suite of IR common reports in Argos for use by internal constituents
- Assist functional units with defining business procedures to ensure student data integrity
- Provide training and technical support to further the understanding of data, data limitations, and appropriate uses of data
- Serve on internal and external committees that require institutional data or accountability/performance measures
- Coordinate with Morehouse Technology Group (MTG) to assist in monitoring data/meta data quality and integrity
- Keep abreast of industry trends through participation in professional development, conferences, and workshops.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics
- Working knowledge of data collection, analysis, and reporting techniques
- Highly detail oriented with strong analytical and planning abilities
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with minimum direction/supervision
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodology, including survey design
- General knowledge of business intelligence and reporting tools such as Argos, Cognos, WebFOCUS, etc.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as statistics, social/behavioral sciences, education or other related field
- Experience with SQL, Microsoft Excel and Access
- Experience with SPSS, Stata, SAS or other statistical package
- Experience in institutional research or assessment preferred
- Experience working in Ellucian Banner ERP and Argos preferred
Title: Endowment Accountant
Reference No: EA-110114
Department: Budget, Planning and Financial Analysis
Closing Date: Until Filled
Under general supervision, this position is responsible performing accounting functions, provide oversight, and serve as the subject matter expert for donor gift, endowment fund and investment related duties
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate the review, approval, and processing of new funds to ensure proper organization and donor intent coding is assigned and maintained.
a. Ensure fund numbers and detail codes are properly maintained.
- Review gift deposits made to ensure the deposits are allowable and provide assistance in instances where incorrect deposits were made in order to educate individuals on the proper deposit methods to use in the future and to correct any errors to properly classify the deposit.
- Review and approve requests for termination of all donor gift and endowment funds.
- Monitor gift appropriations and awards for fund transfers and use professional judgment to determine if funding transfers are in compliance with donor intent restrictions and fund/investment accounting guidelines.
- Ensure award amounts are spent in accordance with Board approved spending appropriations.
Complete the monthly budget balance available reconciliation for all funds
Work with Grants Accounting to ensure Board approved appropriated spending amounts are budgeted correctly
- Complete a monthly reconciliation of donor and investment activity to ensure all transactions are recorded properly in Endowment Manager and Banner.
Work with Advancement and Financial Aid related to move misclassified transactions to the correct organization and/or program code.
Ensure investment earnings and management fees are allocated correctly.
Ensure unitization of transactions is correct.
- Perform an annual fund and investment compliance review on a judgmental sample of donor gift and endowment funds to determine if the funds are being managed and used in compliance with donor intent restrictions, fund accounting guidelines, College policy, and good business practice. This also includes analyzing stagnant fund balances and the units’ overall management of the gifts and endowment funds.
- Perform reporting requirements:
Year-end: Create audited financial footnotes where donor and board designated fund balances are reported correctly by type of restriction, including underwater funds.
Year-end: Alternative investment fair market values are reported timely and the method(s) used to derive FMV is reasonable and generally accepted.
Monthly: Provide Senior Administration with donor and investment summary reporting package.
Prepare technical documentation of accounting procedures and processes, which is used as a reference and training resource by staff. These processes and procedures include functions for which this position is directly responsible, as well as other areas as assigned
Education: Required: Bachelor's degree in Accountancy
Certification(s): Preferred: Certified public accountant designation
Knowledge and Experience:
- Required: Five years of professional level accounting experience or CPA certification or a Master’s degree in Accountancy or a related field.
- Required: Five years of donor and investment accounting experience
- Demonstrated analytical skills to perform complex financial analysis and reporting of business transactions.
- Ability to propose policies/procedures that improve and/or maintain the effectiveness of daily financial operations.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills to effectively present information and respond to requests for guidance and/or clarification.
- Ability to address and resolve difficult and complex issues/problems; strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to multi-task and produce accurate, detail-oriented work to meet stringent deadlines; creativity in problem solving and exercising independent judgment and discretion.
- Required: Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word.
- Familiarity with Banner, Endowment Manager and Argos software sought, but not required
Position Title: Chief Audit Officer
Reference No: 102814-CAO
Closing Date: Until filled
Division/Dept: Internal Auditing and Advisory Services
Reports To: Chair of the Audit Committee and the President
The Chief Audit Officer serves the Audit committee of the Board of Trustees, the President and the College by providing leadership and oversight in ensuring compliance with internal control procedures, laws, rules and regulations. This will be achieved by planning and completing audits; identifying inadequate, inefficient, or ineffective management and accounting operation systems; recommending improvements. The incumbent will bring a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
As a the Chief Audit Officer, the incumbent advises the President and other key members of senior management on financial planning and reporting, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters based on principles of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Performs an annual risk assessment and develops a work plan to perform audits based on prioritized risk areas.
Monitors activity on the College’s whistleblower hotline and performs investigations where necessary to resolve complaints.
Plans audits by understanding institutional objectives, structure, policies, processes, and internal controls; establishing audit schedules.
Ensures compliance with regulation and controls by examining and analyzing records, reports, operating practices, and documentation; recommending opportunities to strengthen the internal control structure.
Prepares for audits by researching materials; formulating a plan of action.
Communicates audit progress and findings by preparing reports, obtaining management responses to findings, advisory management or remediation and performing follow-up audits, as required.
Serve as the management liaison to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees effectively communicating financial matters.
Manage, supervise and direct activities of other auditors that may be hired to provide assistance to the Chief Audit Officer.
Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the College; i.e., evaluation of control and compliance implications of potential alliances acquisitions and/or mergers and pension funds and investments.
Work with external auditors as liaison in coordinating external audit requirements with management.
Participation in Institute of Internal Auditors (IAA) Association of Certified Fraud Examiners to drive continuous improvement and deployment of best practices.
Improve administrative and operational accounting services such as treasury management, 403(B) plan, grants payment processing, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing by advising management on control and compliance matters.
Performs audits from time to time as may be directed by the Audit Committee or the President.
Collaborate with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost effective operational solutions for all aspects of the College.
Carries out personnel management and equal employment opportunity responsibilities including hiring staff, the development of performance standards and evaluation, and other personnel responsibilities for staff and ensures effective utilization of all staff in the Office of Internal Audit and Advisory Services.
Delegates authorities to subordinate supervisors and holds them responsible for the performance of the organizational units and the best utilization of their staff.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- An understanding of, and adherence to, the Auditors Code of Ethics and the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
- Knowledge of the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the Securities Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry.
- Effective Leadership skills to ensure productivity goals are met in order to promote maximum workplace efficiency.
- Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
- Ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands with the appropriate sense of urgency.
- Ability to interact and communicate well with individuals at all levels of the organization and across cultures.
- Ability to build authentic relationships by making oneself available to others and listening to and respecting the perspectives and opinions of others, while maintaining an appropriate level of professional skepticism.
- Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks timely.
- Ability to resolve problems or issues by gathering and assessing information, taking advice, and using judgment that is consistent with standards, best practices, policies and procedures.
- Ability to effectively interface with senior management, Morehouse College Board of Trustees, and staff.
- Communicate effectively in both written and oral form.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s Degree (BS) from a four (4) year college or university in Business, Accounting or related field
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred
- Substantial experience in a senior management role ideally with both external audit and internal audit management experience.
- Five years or more of experience in auditing, preferably within Higher Education
- Forensic auditing experience preferred
This position is responsible for the direct supervision of staff auditors, external third party auditors hired from time to time, and administrative assistant.
This position is largely a sedentary role, requiring use of typical office equipment such as computer, laptop and cell phone. Some travel required, some minimum lifting of less than 10 lbs, and some long standing and walking.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Title: Associate Vice President for Business and Finance/Controller
Department: Office of Business and Finance
Full/Part Time: Full-time
Closing Date: Until Filled
Morehouse College has an opening for the position of Associate Vice President for Business and Finance/Controller. We are seeking an experienced individual with demonstrated organizational, technical, communication and presentation skills (verbal and written), with an understanding of and ability to work through complex fund accounting and financial problems. Reporting to the Vice President for Business and Finance, the candidate must be a team player and able to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse campus groups. The responsibilities, experience and educational requirements are summarized below.
Responsibilities: The Controller is responsible for the accounting, internal control, and financial reporting functions at Morehouse College. The Controller is responsible for maintaining the Banner Financial accounting system, general ledger accounting, the year end audit (serves as audit liaison to the independent auditor), the preparation of timely and accurate financial statements, including tax compliance. This position ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, such as tax regulations, generally accepted accounting principles, and reporting requirements. The position is also responsible for the developing and maintaining of the accounting operating procedures and for the retention and safety of the accounting records and files. Units’ currently reporting to the Controller includes the grants and contracts accounting office, the accounting department, and accounts payable.
Experience: The successful candidate must be detail oriented and have demonstrated experience with a complex database computerized accounting system. Preference will be given to the candidate with complex database computerized accounting system experience (Ellucian’s Banner financial systems). FASB 117 and 116 accounting experiences strongly desired. Fund accounting endowment and experience in a nonprofit environment is strongly desired. The candidate must have hands on experience and working knowledge of Microsoft suite applications (Word, Excel, Presentation and Access) with particular strengths in the use of access and other database application in designing reports.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting/finance required with a strong preference for an individual with a CPA and 7+ years of successful experience that includes direct responsibility for supervision of the accounting staff (general accounting, grant accounting, accounts payable and related accounting functions). MBA\MA\CPA strongly desired.
Salary: Competitive salary, good benefits and working environment.
Title: Lead Maintenance Worker
Reference No. 100714
Department: Physical Plant
Closing Date: Until filled
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Full-time
Job Purpose: Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, assists in the planning and directing of maintenance, repairs, and improvement of the College’s buildings, offices, furniture, and associated equipment which involves performing a variety of skilled manual tasks and duties in support of various services provided by Physical Plant Maintenance Department. Assemble and breakdown special setup equipment.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Participates in the daily direction and scheduling of maintenance staff in the repairs in the department including, carpentry, painting, sheet rock installation, furniture and equipment repairs.
- Perform as well as assist with supervising repairs in class rooms, dorms, and restrooms such as partitions, counters, doors, locks, window frames, etc.
- Assist with reviewing all open work orders to make sure they are completed in a timely manner.
- Assist with ensuring maintenance staff members are aware and in compliance with established safety practices.
- Assist with training of maintenance staff in work methods and procedures.
- Work closely with HVAC technicians, Plumbers, and outside service vendors.
- Respond to emergency maintenance requests as required.
- Perform preventative maintenance on buildings and equipment.
- Must be willing to support Morehouse College’s Vision, Mission and Values statement.
- Any other miscellaneous projects/duties assigned by Morehouse College’s Physical Plant management team.
Special skills and abilities:
- Demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills.
- Must be organized, self-motivated and able to multitask.
- Ability to work independently, able to follow instructions.
- Ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple projects.
- Must demonstrate the ability to work within the overall organization of the Physical Plant and work with administrators, skilled, and unskilled personnel.
- Must possess excellent customer service skills.
- Must be able to maintain a high level of discretion
- Must have basic PC skills knowledge of how to use MS outlook email, internet explorer, etc.
- Requires long periods of standing, walking, use of hands and fingers, reaching, climbing, stooping, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling.
- Will occasionally be required to sit.
- Will frequently lift and or move 50 lbs. or more.
- Vision abilities required include close vision, distant vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
- Must be able to talk or hear both in person and by telephone.
- Completion of minimum 2 year degrees or equivalent in building maintenance and carpentry, or similar education. Extensive and relevant experience, in lieu of a degree may be considered.
- A valid GA Driver’s License is required to operate a golf cart/utility vehicle.
- All employees that drive a Morehouse vehicle must consent to a MVR verification that is acceptable per Morehouse College’s auto liability insurance carrier’s guidelines to perform this function.