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Department of Classical and Early Christian Studies — Visiting Assistant Professor

The Classical & Early Christian Studies Department of Christendom College invites applications for a one-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal) as Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2024. We seek a generalist who possesses a doctorate in Classics and is prepared to teach all levels of Greek and Latin language courses. We will also consider Ph.D. candidates who can demonstrate teaching excellence.

Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college dedicated to restoring all things in Christ through academic excellence and fidelity to the Magisterium. The Department of Classical & Early Christian Studies takes a rigorous philological approach to the study of both classical and early Christian literature and culture. For more information on the purpose, values, and curriculum of both the College and the department, please visit our website: www.christendom.edu (www.christendom.edu/classics).

The successful candidate will teach four classes per semester. The candidate should be strongly committed to undergraduate teaching and eager to join a community that is guided by the complementary lights of faith and reason. In accordance with the Apostolic Constitution Ex corde Ecclesiae, all faculty of the College annually profess an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium before the local Ordinary as a voluntary act.

Applicants should provide: (1) current curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application that includes a statement of how the candidate will contribute to the Mission of Christendom College; (3) all graduate and undergraduate transcripts; (4) a sample of the candidate’s scholarly writing; and (5) three letters of recommendation which attest to the candidate’s scholarship, teaching ability, and character. All application materials or questions should be sent electronically to Prof. Andrew Beer, Chair of the Classical & Early Christian Studies Department, at abeer@christendom.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Friday, March 15. The position is open until filled.

Christendom College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of race, sex, color, or national origin.

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts should also be sent directly to:

Dr. Greg Townsend
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630


TITLE: Facilities Operations Maintenance Specialist I

DEPARTMENT: Operations

Classification (FLSA): Full-time, Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance, repair, adjustment, and minor construction work in the basic trades to ensure that facilities are properly maintained and meet College standards.  Assists more skilled staff in the completion of larger and more complex assignments.  Duties may fall into a variety of trade areas, including carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, energy management, snow removal, fire and life safety, and locks.


This is the first level of a three-level family.  It is distinguished by the responsibility for less complex, semi-routine, well-defined trades work.  Primarily requires on-the-job training, rather than specialized training or experience to perform duties successfully.  Within the job family, however, there may be some overlap between the levels of work.  Therefore, an incumbent at this level may be occasionally called upon to perform tasks associated with a higher level, such as when working independently or assisting a staff member.  In addition, this level of the family has a strong learning component, in that incumbents at this level will frequently take on new tasks under close supervision or may receive guidance from a more senior staff person as a means of skill development.


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  • Assists with and learns to perform preventative maintenance for building systems (exterior envelopes and interior ceilings, floors, walls, windows, finishes and hardware, keys, etc.), plumbing, electrical (lights, light tube changes, ballasts, outlets, circuitry, electrical panels), and mechanical systems including controls, pumps, and motors.
  • Assists with and learns to repair facilities structures, systems and components, including performing minor repairs to building plumbing, low-voltage, door hardware, and assisting in structural and roof inspections.
  • Assists with and learns the maintenance of induction, air handling, and refrigeration units, including serving, cleaning and inspecting all related equipment.
  • Assists with and learns to identify repair and maintenance projects requiring the assistance of contractors or vendors; gathers information as directed to assist in estimating/evaluating project costs.
  • Assists with and learns to perform electronic recordkeeping related to preventative maintenance and repair so that Facilities Management Services division makes the most efficient and effective use of computerized maintenance management and service request systems; tracks and closes assigned work orders in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of materials, systems and code requirements related to maintenance of college facilities and equipment.
  • Responds to college emergencies and closures including adverse weather to be certain that all facilities are protected and remain operational. Assists with tasks required in preparing to open campuses after a closure including snow and ice removal, systems and equipment checks, and start-up operations as assigned.
  • Knows and understands all safety procedures of the College.
  • Operates a college vehicle and is responsible for its safe operation and reporting any observed maintenance needs.
  • Maintains appropriate records and reports.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time for the needs of the College, but a discussion between the employee and supervisor will take place prior to the change.



High school diploma or equivalent.  One year of general work experience, including trades or labor.  Education or training in the facilities maintenance trades may substitute for work experience.  Must have a valid driver’s license for operation of a motor vehicle in Virginia and possess an acceptable driving record.  Ability to interact in professional manner with college faculty, staff, and students. Must be willing to upgrade skills through seminars and continuing education. Class 6 Water Works certification required within twelve months of employment.


Knowledge of: Common hand tools; basic record keeping techniques; basic workplace safety procedures; basic use of personal computers to access automated record keeping tools and use email; basic customer service practices.

Skills in: Basic computer use to maintain logs, inventories; respond to service requests and emails; access the computerized maintenance management system; access automated control systems.

Ability to: Learn the functions of and use a variety of tools and power equipment; maintain routine records and reports in computerized and written formats; effectively use email and automated calendaring systems; make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately; learn and apply health and safety regulations; perform assigned tasks independently and ask for supervision or guidance as needed; understand and follow oral and written directions; work from blue prints, shop drawings and sketches; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


Work is performed both indoors and outdoors with exposure to various weather conditions.  May be exposed to potentially hazardous conditions, noise and temperature extremes. Position involves frequent bending, standing, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching below and above shoulders, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. while performing job duties.  Wrist, hand and finger dexterity is required to operate various equipment and materials.

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TITLE: Business Office Controller                              

DEPARTMENT: Business Office

Classification: Exempt, Salary*

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Finance and Human Resources

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Business Office Controller is responsible for all accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting, financial services, A/P, student billing, and cash management, as well as supervising payroll/HR.


  1. Maintenance of all accounting records, including the general ledger and all subsidiary ledgers.
  2. Preparation of bank, investment, and other monthly reconciliations.
  3. Preparation and recording of all journal entries and ensure the completeness and accuracy of all accounting records according to US GAAP.
  4. Preparation of the budget for all departments as relates to salaries, casual labor, benefits, and taxes.
  5. Preparation of budget versus actual reports.
  6. Preparation of all internal financial statements (income, balance sheet, investment summary, and any ad hoc reporting as needed) and maintain all necessary records supporting such reporting.
  7. Preparation of financial reports as needed for state and other agencies as needed.
  8. Coordination and preparation for the annual financial statement audit by an independent CPA firm.
  9. Administration the College’s Charitable Gift Annuity program, including policy setting, reinsurance programs, accounting, cash flows, and reporting as required by state and federal law.
  10. Operation, maintenance, and updating the accounting and payroll/HR systems utilized by the College
  11. Supervision and training of all accounting/finance, business office, purchasing, and payroll/HR personnel.
  12. Onboarding of new employees, including application and background check processing, new hire forms, contract preparation, communication of policies/benefits, and enrollment in all benefits.
  13. Managing the annual open enrollment period for all benefits offered by the College.
  14. Management of the College’s 403(b) retirement plan including preparation of the Form 5500, managing employee enrollment, education, communication, and coordination with payroll.
  15. Coordination and preparation for the annual retirement plan audit by an independent CPA firm.
  16. Preparation of payroll, payroll taxes, and payroll reports in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.
  17. The accurate preparation and submission of all payroll/tax forms as required by federal law (Forms W-2, 1042-S, etc.).
  18. Assist the EVP and President in communicating to faculty and staff their compensation and benefits.
  19. In conjunction with department staff, manage and control cash flow to ensure adequate cash is on hand to meet payroll, payables, debt repayment, capital needs, and other current liabilities.
  20. Other tasks as assigned.



  1. A deep desire to support the mission of Christendom College.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Must be proactive and self-directed, taking ownership of the position and its duties.
  4. Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
  5. Ability to complete assignments under tight deadlines.
  6. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
  7. Ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels as well as student employees.
  8. Strong Excel, Word, and Outlook skills.
  9. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of professionalism and complete discretion.
  10. Ability to maintain positive, upbeat demeanor under stressful conditions.
  11. Professional HR certifications a plus.


  1. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  2. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  3. Must be able to make quick decisions.
  4. Must be calm in stressful situations.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time for the needs of the College, but a discussion between the employee and supervisor will take place prior to the change.

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