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LinkedIn: Connect for Success In HIS Name HR LLC

LinkedIn: The Best Tool You’re Not Using


LinkedIn: Connect for Success

When I began my career in the early 90s, social media did not exist. Professionals stayed connected over the telephone. When we needed to reach someone, we used a Rolodex, a handy flip device on our desk that included all our contacts’ phone numbers. Computers and technology were still evolving, and Excel spreadsheets and other tracking software did not exist. Land-line phones and snail mail were our primary means of communication. And if we needed to look for a job? We picked up this old fashioned thing called a newspaper and turned to classified ads. Ha! Boy, how times have changed.

When LinkedIn first came into the spotlight, I shied away. I felt I was too old for social media; best to leave these modes of communication to the younger generations. But then I read a few books that changed my mind. As I began thinking about launching my own business, I quickly realized that if I was going to be successful and help companies all over the United States, I needed to expand my knowledge of social media. And LinkedIn was a big part of that puzzle. So I embraced it and jumped on, creating a profile. I started using the site on a regular basis, implementing a solid strategy. Soon, recognition of my profile began to grow. One year after launching my business and just two years after implementing my strategy, I received an email note from LinkedIn: “You have one of the top 1 percent most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012.” I was thrilled! Perhaps, as the saying goes, an old dog can learn new tricks after all!

Here are a few staggering statistics about LinkedIn, the top site for connecting with other professionals.

*As of 2015, there were just 347 million users on LinkedIn. Today, that number has soared to 930 million.

*Every second, two or more new LinkedIn members join the site.

*187 million people visit the site each month.

*LinkedIn currently reaches 200 countries and territories.

*The site is available in 20 different languages.

*25 million LinkedIn profiles are viewed every day.

*39 million students and recent grads are on LinkedIn.

Are you one of those 39 million?

Recent studies show that one of the top reasons students and recent college grads do not set up a LinkedIn profile is because they do not feel they have enough real life experience to boast about. As one reluctant student lamented, “I haven’t even had one professional job. Who would possibly be interested in my profile?”

Believe it or not, a lot of people! Whether you’re still in college, just graduated or already getting your feet wet in the working world, it’s never too late to join LinkedIn. If you have yet to create a profile, fear not. It’s simple, takes only a bit of time to set up and can be life changing. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re new to the platform.

  1. When creating your LinkedIn profile, make sure to include an appropriate photo. Don’t have a fancy head shot? No worries. Perhaps a good friend or a budding photographer can take some photos for you. Select a nice outfit, comb your hair, and don’t forget to smile! A definite no-no? That photo of you in a bikini on a beach in Hawaii, or a candid shot of you drinking a beer on a boat. Keep it professional, please!
  2. Volunteer experience counts! Twenty percent of managers have hired someone based on their volunteer experience. So if you’re afraid those two weeks you spent volunteering at a summer science camp are not relevant, think again. Potential employers like to see you’re involved in your community and other places outside the classroom. Volunteer experience can be a great way to beef up your resume if you don’t have a lot of paid work experience.
  3. Don’t skip the additional profile sections. Here, you’ll have a chance to highlight any honors you received as a student, as well as your GPA.
  4. Take your time with the summary statement. This is your chance to shine! Don’t be afraid to boast about your skills, your accomplishments, and your goals.
  5. Create an informative but punchy headline. Think of this as your personal mission statement. Who are you, what do you represent, and what do you have to offer? The more succinctly you can say this, the better.
  6. Use the Keywords and Recommendations section. Key words are especially helpful for boosting your profile. If someone’s looking for, say, a proofreader or software engineer, they can simply type in those key words and narrow down the search. Recommendations are helpful too. Ask a friend, teacher or former employer to write one for you. And if they do, be courteous and take the time to write one for them too.
  7. Build your Network. LinkedIn can feel a bit intimidating when you first join, but you’ll soon find it’s nothing but a network of friendly faces. Not sure where to start? Sift through your contacts and people you might know, or do a search to see if any of your teachers or colleagues have joined the site. Aim to connect with 50 people. Before you know it, your network will soon grow.
  8. Stay active on the site. Most people under 30 use social media on a daily basis – Tik Tok, Instagram, and Facebook. Treat LinkedIn the same way. Check in every day if possible and engage. Post interesting articles and comment on other people’s posts too. You never know what might catch someone’s eye!

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Self-Awareness In HIS Name HR LLC

Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?


Self-Awareness

Last year, the earth’s population reached over 8 billion people. Yet of those 8 billion people, no two are exactly alike. Each person is uniquely and wonderfully made, with a unique set of fingerprints. Here are a few impressive facts about the human body that just might blow you away:

*The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute

*In 30 minutes, the human body gives off enough heat to bring a gallon of water to a boil

*The focusing muscles in the human eye move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you’d need to walk 50 miles.

*The human body produces 25 million new cells every second and sheds 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.

As you can see, we are amazingly complex creatures, inside and out. That’s why it’s so important to understand what makes us so unique. One critical factor of our uniqueness is the Intelligence Quotient, otherwise known as IQ. IQ is defined as the measurement of intelligence as it relates to standardized testing. Within IQ, we will include aptitude and ability. Personality is defined as the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. Self- awareness is the level of understanding someone has of both IQ and personality. It is one’s ability that helps them see how IQ and personality intertwine to create unique opportunities. When IQ, personality and self-awareness interconnect, individual passions take shape.

 Let’s explore this a bit more.

As a high school or college student, you’re likely aware of the most notable IQ test, the Scholastic Assessment Test, or SAT. Research has shown a strong correlation between scores received on the SAT and IQ. There is a plethora of other IQ tests administered throughout school districts in the United States as well. The most commonly used individual IQ test series is the Wechsler Intelligence Scale. IQ tests themselves are constructed of theoretical questions that designers have developed to create a benchmark system for all who take the test. These tests may include the following categories:

*Verbal

*Mathematical

*Spatial

*Visualization

*Logical

*Pattern Recognition

While taking an IQ test is highly recommended, there are other available aptitude tests as well. One popular test is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. Used by the Armed Services, it consists of a battery of aptitude tests and has helped many potential recruits navigate their way.

While IQ scores only define one part of the whole person, the scores do show us something about our lifestyle, ability and cognitive skills. IQ scores have been shown to be associated with such factors as morbidity and mortality, parental social status and even biological parental IQ. IQ scores are used as predictors of educational achievement, special needs, job performance and income. According to one scholar, people with below-average IQ are 88 more times likely to drop out of high school, seven times more likely to be jailed and five times more likely as adults to live in poverty. In general, those with a higher IQ tend to be more successful, creative, independent, and happy.

So just what factors contribute to an individual’s IQ? The jury is still out on how much genetics come into play, but many researchers say individual genes largely contribute to one’s IQ. Diet and nutrition are said to play a factor as well. Research shows that children who ate unhealthy meals and were low in proper vitamins and minerals before the age of 3 had a lower IQ. Interestingly, music is said to have a significant effect on one’s IQ. A 2004 study showed that 6-year-old children who received musical training had an average increase of 7 IQ points. So those piano lessons Mom dragged you to as a child might have come in handy after all!

Didn’t take piano lessons as a kid? No worries. Listening to classical music has been reported to increase IQ as well, specifically spatial ability. In 1994, two men named Frances Rauscher and Gordon Shaw reported that college students who listened to just 10 minutes of Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos showed an increase in 8 to 9 IQ points. The phenomenon was dubbed the “Mozart Effect.” So if EDM or country music is your jam, consider throwing a little classical music on your Spotify as well!

On average, someone’s IQ falls between 85 and 115. A few famous folks, however, have exceeded that number with their impressive IQs. You might recognize some of the names: Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Stephen Hawking and Marilyn Vos Savant, whose popular column “Ask Marilyn” was featured in Parade magazine for years. But not every famous, powerful or successful person has had a high IQ. It’s been said that President Abraham Lincoln had an IQ of just 105, and John F. Kennedy’s IQ stood at just 117. Muhammed Ali, the great fighter, is said to have had an IQ of 78. Interestingly, having a high IQ often requires a greater number of intellectual challenges. Years ago, a police department turned away a recruit for having an IQ above 145, as they feared he might become bored of the job. The policy was later challenged as discriminatory; however, it was upheld in court.

Understanding your IQ is imperative to creating a successful life. By determining your IQ, you will embrace your scholastic potential and have greater success in your endeavors. To learn more about IQ tests and see which ones might be right for you, purchase College to Career today.

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Understanding Soft Skills in the Workplace In HIS Name HR LLC

Soft Skills: The New “It” Factor


Understanding Soft Skills in the Workplace

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” – Clarence Thomas

When Joey graduated with a business degree from a top-rated California university, he assumed his future was secure. He had a 4.3 GPA, scored high on every exam and wowed his professors with his written work. He was the first to raise his hand in class and always the last to leave. He spent ample time at the library, reading every book he could get his hands on. An eager student, he found himself even more eager to secure a high-paying job right out of college. But to his dismay, he had trouble landing an interview. Despite his stellar resume, the phone did not ring. Frustrated and discouraged, Joey spruced up his resume, hoping that might do the trick. At last, he landed a couple interviews. But upon talking with his potential employers, he felt out of his league. Their pointed questions blindsided him.

“Would you consider yourself a team player?”

“How well do you work under pressure? What would you do if a deadline arose and you were not fully prepared?”

“Are you generally flexible, able to adapt to any situation or curve ball thrown your way?”

Joey stumbled over the questions, doing the best he could. Sweat beaded on his forehead, and he felt his heart racing. He’d held a fast food job in high school but hadn’t set foot in the workplace since. He’d kept meaning to volunteer or get involved in extra-curricular clubs at school, but he’d been too busy holed up in the library studying. He’d assumed his outstanding GPA would make him a standout, but maybe he’d been wrong.

As it turns out, Joey is not alone. He is one of millions of college students who find themselves struggling to land jobs, or even an interview, after college graduation, despite their good grades. On paper, they look great, but the grades are not always enough. The missing factor in many cases?

Soft skills.

Many students may be unfamiliar with the term soft skills. Generally speaking, soft skills are often associated with one’s “EQ” or Emotional Intelligence Quotient. This includes the way people interact with others as human beings through their personality traits. These traits could include social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, management skills or leadership skills. Soft skills contrast to hard skills, which are generally easily quantifiable and measurable. Some hard skills could include software knowledge, technical skills or basic plumbing skills.

The idea of soft skills might seem like a fresh concept, but it is at least as old as ancient Greece. When Plato wrote about education in his work, The Republic, he contended that a universal curriculum requires a balance of education in physical education, the arts, math, science, character and moral judgment. He also backed the idea of learning outside the classroom, saying, “By maintaining a sound system of education and upbringing, you produce citizens of good character.”

Traditional institutions once dispensed this sort of training. However, families and religious institutions have weakened over time. Today, training in soft skills is more needed than ever. The need to develop healthy, socially appropriate and mature responses to workplace stress and interpersonal reactions has become increasingly evident to business owners, executives and human resources personnel in recent years. Yet according to a Gallup poll, while a whopping 92 percent of college educators feel their students are prepared for the workplace, only 11 percent of employers feel they actually are. And 42 percent of those employers believe soft skills make up the biggest skills gap.

If this all sounds like discouraging news to you, fear not. You probably have more soft skills under your belt than you realize. Those Little League games you coached? The babysitting or dog-walking job you picked up to earn some extra cash?  None of it was in vain. The important thing is to recognize the soft skills you gained along the way and to highlight them on your resume and in your interview.

So just what sort of skills do managers desire? According to a recent Career Builder survey, here are the top ten:

Strong Work Ethic – Are you efficient with your time?

Dependable – Will you show up on time and do what you say you’ll do?

Positive Attitude – Will you complain or portray yourself as a victim, or will you make the best of things?

Self-Motivated—Can you problem solve on your own?

Team Oriented – Will you adopt a “my way or the highway” attitude or will you partner with others to be part of a productive team?

Organized – Will you plan your time well? Can you handle multiple challenging situations at once?

Works Well Under Pressure – Can you meet deadlines? Do you have a sense of urgency? Can you handle uncertainty, tension and stress?

An Effective Communicator – Are you clear with your information and directions?

Flexible – Can you adjust to new situations and change course when needed?

Confident – Do you trust yourself to make decisions, or do you hesitate?

A strong GPA and resume is great, but soft skills will really make you stand out from the rest!

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Begin Your Masterpiece In HIS Name HR LLC

The Best Bang for your (College) Buck!


Begin Your Masterpiece 

Years ago, after presenting at a week-long business conference, I struck up a conversation with the hotel clerk. She reminded me of my daughter – young, vibrant, and cheerful, with a welcoming smile. She introduced herself as Ashley.

“How long have you worked here?” I asked her. “Are you taking college classes?”

“Yes. As a matter of fact, I graduate in a few weeks,” she replied.

“What is your major? And what do you plan to do after graduation?” I asked next.

Ashley’s smile faded a bit. “I’m majoring in Psychology, and quite frankly, I have no idea what I’m going to do. No one has told me what I could do with this degree. All I wanted was to get the degree behind me.”

I was saddened by Ashley’s answer, but not terribly surprised. I’d heard the same words uttered many times over the years. Four (or more!) years of hard work, late-night studying and football games would all come to an end as students proudly flipped their tassel to the other side. But beyond that big day, very few had a solid plan. After spending thousands of dollars on an education, they would tragically enter the workforce with only a hope and a prayer.

And a whole lot of debt.

When Ashley told me the name of the university she attended, my heart sank. I knew it was prestigious and expensive. By graduation, she would have spent at least $100,000 for an education. Yet she felt clueless as to where to go next.

Recent statistics show that a four-year private school college education will cost students roughly $130,000. For in-state students completing a four-year education at a public college, that number drops to roughly $40,000. Students who spend two years at a community college and then two years at a private college will look at spending roughly $75,000 on tuition. Statistics also show the average student debt for a four-year bachelor’s degree hovering at nearly $35,000. A whopping 64 percent of students with a four-year college degree will walk away with some sort of student debt. And the average debt for a four-year private school education? Nearly $60,000. For perspective, that’s 12,000 Starbucks grande lattes, 6,000 Chipotle burritos and 4,000 movie tickets.

Yikes.

Like Ashley, you might find yourself near the end of your college career, buried in papers, exams and projects. With graduation day just around the corner, your excitement might be overshadowed by concerns over your looming future. Will you be able to afford to pay off your student loans? More importantly, will you be able to find a job that supports your lifestyle and allows you to pay off those loans? Things feel uncertain, unpredictable. The stakes feel high. You don’t want to let your parents down, yourself down. Moreso, you don’t want that hard-earned, pricey college degree to go to waste.

That’s where we come in.

College to Career was created just for you. We know the anxiety, the mounting pressure you face each day as you work so hard to succeed. That’s why we’ve provided all the tools you need to take those next steps. This life-changing book will discuss key strategies and concepts, including:

*Navigating social media

*Creating an outstanding LinkedIn profile

*Developing key accomplishments for your resume

*Finding meaningful internships

*Networking with influential professionals who are able to help you find the right career after you graduate

Believe it or not, each of these are easy to attain and paramount to your success. Employment opportunities will start pouring in when you are connected to 50-100 professionals prior to graduation. With the right tools at your fingertips, you’ll have a sweeping advantage over your peers at the end of your college career. Equally important, you’ll have peace of mind, knowing your hard-earned degree won’t be going to waste.

I’m not sure what Ashley is up to today.  I’ll never forget that perky smile-turned-frown as she lamented about her impending post-college plans. I wish I’d had more time to chat with her and assure her about her future. I wish I could have offered her what I offer you today – the tools to turn your college degree into success.

If you’d like to journey with me, I’d be happy to be your guide, navigating you through this next step of your life. Without a proper navigational guide on a road trip, one might find themselves lost, frustrated, out of gas and at the end of an unfamiliar dead-end dirt road. But with the right navigational tools, one will end up on the right path. And that’s just what I want for you.

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Podcast “Partner Provides Christian Friendly Alternative Job Site”


Enjoy listening to Guest Mark A. Griffin as he discusses “Job Shepherd, a Christian Friendly Alternative Job Site” with host Chuck Bryant.

Pinnacle Forum was inspired by Dr. Bill Bright, Founder of Campus Crusade for Christ International, who challenged a handful of leaders in 1995 in Phoenix, Arizona saying, “I believe the only way we can change our culture is to find a way to network our high influence leaders and inspire them to use their influence for God.”  Join Them Here! 

Chuck Bryant has served with Pinnacle Forum since 2005 and is currently serving as President & CEO. Chuck has held a few instrumental roles with Pinnacle Forum, the first as Executive Director of Pinnacle Forum Modesto in California. He then served for a few years on the National Board, as well as in the role of Board Chair.

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Partner Mark A. Griffin is paving the way for employment opportunities without fear of religious discrimination as the government seeks to reshape the business landscape. JobShepherd.com is currently available for free for job seekers and employers who want to ensure they are landing in healthy environments. Mark also lives out his Kingdom mission by providing an alternative biblically based DEI program for companies and organizations. Listen and glean beneficial information for your organization. You can contact Mark through his website: inhisnamehr.com or find him on Twitter @inhisnamehr. Mark Griffin’s bio.

Labor Issues IHN HR

3 Labor Law Issues that Can Destroy Your Organization


Are you complying with all the proper state and federal labor laws? 

If not, it could cost you everything.

In large corporations, an entire human resources (HR) department navigates the complex minefield of federal and state labor laws. Most small organizations think of HR as an afterthought, or HR responsibilities like hiring, benefits, compliance, and payroll falls to a few people who aren’t properly trained. This can be a pricey mistake. Laws concerning overtime, unlawful termination, and equal rights are just a few areas that trip up organizations, big and small, all the time.

Labor laws fill volumes and are quite complex. Plus, labor laws vary from state to state! Even Walmart ran into trouble recently and incurred $4.83 million dollars in back wages, penalties, and fines for violating The Fair Labor Standards Act. The mistake? Managers were misclassified and not appropriately compensated for overtime work. Unlawful termination is another problem that has cost organizations like UPS, Carmike Cinemas, and Dial Corporation dearly. Yes, it’s tricky. Do you know the laws?

It gets worse—the government is ramping up efforts to check up on organizations and crack down. The Obama administration has allotted $25 million for the sole purpose of investigating those misclassified as “independent contractors,” hoping to reclaim lost tax revenue and pad the IRS’s coffers. Be smart. Remember that stiff penalties and lawyer fees can decimate your organization. Are your workers properly classified?

Stay legal and remember these 3 key points:

 Child labor, non-resident labor, and equal rights legislation are the three areas where small organizations most often fail to comply.

• Both state and federal labor information is free and available online.

• Outsourcing with an HR professional firm can save your organization a lot of time and money.

Most organizations with fewer than 100 people benefit from outsourcing labor law compliance and other human resource tasks to HR professionals. The alternative is risky: employees are often uninformed about and under-trained in labor law compliance. Look out! Federal fines could be in store for you. In addition, HR often falls outside an employee’s main job focus, so getting it wrong or spending valuable time away from primary tasks can cripple productivity in a small organization. Get the right person trained or on your team to comply with labor laws.

Regrettably, staying legal has never been more difficult or important.

Make sure to get the help you need right away.

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 Mark Griffin is President and Founder at In His Name HR LLC. He has over 25 years of HR experience. Learn more about Mark’s journey in HR by watching this short video. In addition you can also follow him on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

Podcast “How Well Do You Know Your Hiring Rights?”


Enjoy listening to Guest Amy E. Fineman discuss “How Well Do You Know Your Hiring Rights?” with host Shannon O. Royce.

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The Christian Employers Alliance are Christian business owners and leaders of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, boldly standing up for biblical values – from Capitol Hill to Wall Street to Main Street. Are you ready to join them? Learn More Here

Amy E. Fineman possesses extensive recruitment and HR industry experience. Previously, Amy led talent sourcing and recruitment efforts for Fortune 500 companies such as Gap Inc., Tesla, and Microsoft. She has a wide range of industry experience including finance, marketing, communications, engineering, and technology, and has recruited for all levels of organizations.

Controller Clark Summit University

Now Recruiting Controller Clarks Summit, PA


For more than 80 years, Clarks Summit University has prepared men and women for Christ-honoring careers and ministries across the globeLocated in the foothills of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, the university offers programs ranging from an associate, bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees.

Purpose of Position:  

The primary purpose of all employees of Clarks Summit University (CSU) is to advance its Christ-centered mission and culture:

  • Seek to be a role model in attitude, speech, and actions in a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Follow Matthew 18 principles in addressing issues with students, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Show by example the importance of Scripture memorization, Bible study, prayer, witnessing, and Christian fellowship.
  • Be prepared to communicate the school’s religious beliefs to students and others who inquire.
  • Be ready to pray and offer spiritual advice to students, faculty, and staff.

The primary function of the Controller is to provide oversight for all financial matters of Clarks Summit University and the BBC Foundation including accounting, forecasts & budgeting, financial reporting & analysis, treasury, payroll, and compliance. The Controller directly manages the Business Office and HR and has organizational responsibility for Financial Aid, Information Technology, and Facilities.

Some Essential Duties:

General

  • Serves on the President’s Cabinet and as administrative representative to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Provides oversight to ensure stakeholders are properly served, institutional policies are established & followed, and institutional priorities are realized.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and oversees the work of assigned staff in the operations of the Business Office including accounts payable, accounts receivable and general accounting functions.
  • Supervising responsibilities include Accounts Payable Coordinator, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Human Resources Coordinator, Director of Student Accounts, Financial Aid Director, Director of Information Technology (Dual Report with Vice President of Academics), Director of Facilities.
  • Effectively oversees cash management of cyclical revenue and expenses (specific to the academic nature of the University and it’s summer programs) to ensure accounts payable liabilities remain within acceptable terms.
  • Leads the preparation of the annual operating budget, monitors/projects revenue and expenses on a regular basis, and works with management on an on-going basis to ensure the annual financial goals are achieved.
  • Establishes & periodically reviews internal control policies and procedures to ensure that accounting standards are met. Administers corporate credit card program.
  • Identifies and recommends policies and procedures related to the financial and business practices of the University; plans and implements new operating procedures and information technology advances to improve service quality and efficiency of service delivery.
  • Effectively interacts with professional colleagues both inside and outside CSU.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
  • Submit to and honor the standards outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Able to process clearly and quickly especially when planning and addressing the financial needs of the institution.

Specifics

  • Develops short and long range financial forecasts for use in financial planning and management of cash requirements and obligations.
  • Prepares month-end close including any necessary journal entries or adjustments, completes necessary reconciliations, issues monthly budget variance reports, and prepares internal financial statements necessary for the proper management of the institution including requested ad-hoc financial analysis as needed.
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll.
  • Prepares reports and surveys as required by regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Secures annual renewal and design of employee benefits including partially self-insured medical insurance and related ancillaries.
  • Provides all financial services for the BBC Foundation and interacts with investments managers to periodically review fund performance.
  • Oversees risk-management and ensures property insurance policies are in force to protect the University.
  • Directs the fiscal year-end close and ensures conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and federal and state laws.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • Faith
    • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Be in complete support of and adherence to Clarks Summit University’s Standards of Conduct and Confession of Faith.
    • Faithfully attend a local church whose beliefs are in agreement with Clarks Summit University.
  • Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree (minimal) with an Accounting major preferred, or a closely related field such as finance or business administration.
    • Three to Five years of experience as a controller.
    • One to two years in a senior-level accounting or financial management role.
      • Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting, auditing principles, financial reporting, accounting regulations and internal controls; principles and practices of employee supervision and personnel management; federal and state employment labor laws and regulations.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is desirable.
    • Experience in a non-profit or educational institution is a plus.
    • Proven leadership skills to effectively direct employees while in a professional environment, ability to properly evaluate comprehension, and application of subject material.
    • Show excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Be a self-starter, results-oriented, and able to motivate others.
    • Must be comfortable in a high-pressure environment and have the ability to handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
    • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP or similar accounting systems.
    • Proficient ability to use Microsoft Excel.
    • Knowledge of Windows, Power Point, Word and similar programs required.

Essential Qualities:

Conscientiousness

  • Displays a professional image at all times, even when facing significant job challenges.
  • Delivers on commitments made to others.
  • Takes ownership for resolving problems rather than allowing them to persist.
  • Displays positive “Can Do” attitude.

Flexibility

  • Adapts quickly to changing situations. This includes last-minute changes and disruptions to the schedule.
  • Is receptive to new information, ideas, or strategies to achieve the organization’s goals.

Influencing/Negotiating

  • Anticipates potential reactions or concerns of students and takes initiative to address them.
  • Builds ownership for new initiatives, or changes by involving those responsible for implementation in planning the details.

Integrity/Honesty

  • Avoids any action or situation that would give the appearance of unethical, or inappropriate behavior.
  • Demonstrates the courage to do the right thing in difficult situations.
  • Holds self and others accountable for meeting high standards of the organization’s integrity.
  • Leads by example through modeling ethical practices and standards.

Sensitivity

  • Treats others with respect, fairness, and consistency (e.g., listen to, respect others’ views, and ideas).
  • Demonstrates empathy and understanding when addressing sensitive issues with others.
  • At times the Controller will be privileged to information that should not be shared and must maintain confidentiality.

Other Interpersonal Skills

  • High level of effective interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, plus organization and presentation skills.
  • Cultivates strong working relationships with employees and students

Other Interpersonal Skills

  • High level of effective interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, plus organization and presentation skills.
  • Cultivates strong working relationships with employees and students.

Just like all Clarks Summit University employees, the conduct of this employee must be consistent with good character, and must be an appropriate reflective of our organaization’s heritage.  Complete support of and willing adherence to Clarks Summit University’s mission vision and values.   Applicant must hold these standards as his/her own.  A statement of faith will be required of all final candidates.

Benefits: 

  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Vision coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation/ holidays/ sick days/ personal days

Location Will Be:

Clarks Summit University
538 Venard Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Due to the overwhelming response we ask that you are patient during the selection and interview process. All qualified applicants will be notified.

Cover letter should include why you should be considered for the position and what would make you the best candidate.

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In HIS Name HR LLC Executive Director for Accounting & Finance

Now Recruiting Executive Director for Accounting & Finance Clarks Summit, PA


Position Closed

For more than 80 years, Clarks Summit University has prepared men and women for Christ-honoring careers and ministries across the globeLocated in the foothills of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, the university offers programs ranging from an associate, bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees.

Purpose of Position:  

The primary purpose of all employees of Clarks Summit University (CSU) is to advance its Christ-centered mission and culture:

  • Seek to be a role model in attitude, speech, and actions in a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Follow Matthew 18 principles in addressing issues with students, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Show by example the importance of Scripture memorization, Bible study, prayer, witnessing, and Christian fellowship.
  • Be prepared to communicate the school’s religious beliefs to students and others who inquire.
  • Be ready to pray and offer spiritual advice to students, faculty, and staff.

The primary function of the Executive Director for  Accounting & Finance is to provide oversight for all financial matters of Clarks Summit University and the BBC Foundation including accounting, forecasts & budgeting, financial reporting & analysis, treasury, payroll, and compliance. The Executive Director for Accounting & Finance directly manages the Business Office

Some Essential Duties:

General

  • Serves on the President’s Cabinet and as administrative representative to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Provides oversight to ensure stakeholders are properly served, institutional policies are established & followed, and institutional priorities are realized.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and oversees the work of assigned staff in the operations of the Business Office including accounts payable, accounts receivable and general accounting functions.
  • Supervising responsibilities include Accounts Payable Coordinator, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Human Resources Coordinator, Director of Student Accounts, Financial Aid Director, Director of Information Technology (Dual Report with Vice President of Academics), Director of Facilities.
  • Effectively oversees cash management of cyclical revenue and expenses (specific to the academic nature of the University and it’s summer programs) to ensure accounts payable liabilities remain within acceptable terms.
  • Leads the preparation of the annual operating budget, monitors/projects revenue and expenses on a regular basis, and works with management on an on-going basis to ensure the annual financial goals are achieved.
  • Establishes & periodically reviews internal control policies and procedures to ensure that accounting standards are met. Administers corporate credit card program.
  • Identifies and recommends policies and procedures related to the financial and business practices of the University; plans and implements new operating procedures and information technology advances to improve service quality and efficiency of service delivery.
  • Effectively interacts with professional colleagues both inside and outside CSU.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
  • Submit to and honor the standards outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Able to process clearly and quickly especially when planning and addressing the financial needs of the institution.

Specifics

  • Develops short and long range financial forecasts for use in financial planning and management of cash requirements and obligations.
  • Prepares month-end close including any necessary journal entries or adjustments, completes necessary reconciliations, issues monthly budget variance reports, and prepares internal financial statements necessary for the proper management of the institution including requested ad-hoc financial analysis as needed.
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll.
  • Prepares reports and surveys as required by regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Secures annual renewal and design of employee benefits including partially self-insured medical
  • insurance and related ancillaries.
  • Provides all financial services for the BBC Foundation and interacts with investments managers to
  • periodically review fund performance.
  • Oversees risk-management and ensures property insurance policies are in force to protect the University.
  • Directs the fiscal year-end close and ensures conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and federal and state laws.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Faith
    • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Be in complete support of and adherence to Clarks Summit University’s Standards of Conduct and Confession of Faith.
    • Faithfully attend a local church whose beliefs are in agreement with Clarks Summit University.
  • Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree (minimal) with an Accounting major preferred, or a closely related field such as finance or business administration.
    • Five years of experience in a senior-level accounting or financial management role.
      • Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting, auditing principles, financial reporting, accounting regulations and internal controls; principles and practices of employee supervision and personnel management; federal and state employment labor laws and regulations.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is desirable.
    • Experience in a non-profit or educational institution is a plus.
    • Proven leadership skills to effectively direct employees while in a professional environment, ability to properly evaluate comprehension, and application of subject material.
    • Show excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Be a self-starter, results-oriented, and able to motivate others.
    • Must be comfortable in a high-pressure environment and have the ability to handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
    • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP or similar accounting systems.
    • Proficient ability to use Microsoft Excel.
    • Knowledge of Windows, Power Point, Word and similar programs required.

Complete support of and willing adherence to Clarks Summit University’s Standard of Conduct and Confession of Faith. Applicant must hold these standards as his/her own.

Required Personal Attributes:

Conscientiousness

  • Displays a professional image at all times, even when facing significant job challenges.
  • Delivers on commitments made to others.
  • Takes ownership for resolving problems rather than allowing them to persist.
  • Displays positive “Can Do” attitude.

Flexibility

  • Adapts quickly to changing situations. This includes last-minute changes and disruptions to the schedule.
  • Is receptive to new information, ideas, or strategies to achieve the organization’s goals.

Influencing/Negotiating

  • Anticipates potential reactions or concerns of students and takes initiative to address them.
  • Builds ownership for new initiatives, or changes by involving those responsible for implementation in planning the details.

Integrity/Honesty

  • Avoids any action or situation that would give the appearance of unethical, or inappropriate behavior.
  • Demonstrates the courage to do the right thing in difficult situations.
  • Holds self and others accountable for meeting high standards of the organization’s integrity.
  • Leads by example through modeling ethical practices and standards.

Sensitivity

  • Treats others with respect, fairness, and consistency (e.g., listen to, respect others’ views, and ideas).
  • Demonstrates empathy and understanding when addressing sensitive issues with others.
  • At times the vice president will be privileged to information that should not be shared and must maintain confidentiality.

Other Interpersonal Skills

  • High level of effective interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, plus organization and presentation skills.
  • Cultivates strong working relationships with employees and students.

Just like all Clarks Summit University employees, the conduct of this employee must be consistent with good character, and must be an appropriate reflective of our organaization’s heritage.  Complete support of and willing adherence to Clarks Summit University’s mission vision and values.   Applicant must hold these standards as his/her own.  A statement of faith will be required of all final candidates.

Benefits: 

  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Vision coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation/ holidays/ sick days/ personal days

Location Will Be:

Clarks Summit University
538 Venard Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Due to the overwhelming response we ask that you are patient during the selection and interview process. All qualified applicants will be notified.

Cover letter should include why you should be considered for the position and what would make you the best candidate.

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Now Recruiting For: Chief Financial Officer Wayne, PA


Position Closed 

Looking to make a difference in our world? It’s time to use all of your education and experiences to be an instrument of change.

In HIS Name HR is honored to have been retained by Capstone Legacy Foundation to seek their next Chief Financial Officer.  Capstone exists to educate and empower givers to increase generosity by planning strategically and establishing legacies to transform lives…in other words, preserving client’s legacy while transforming lives through joyful giving.

What is Capstone Legacy Foundation about? Capstone is a 501 (c) (3) Christian community foundation dedicated to the preservation of donor intent. They believe that stewarding God’s blessings is a form of obedience and worship.

Whether clients feel called  to fund good works or do good works, Capstone provides customized giving solutions that enable each dollar to go further. Capstone provides expertise in starting a foundation,  launching a ministry or helping investors with Christ-centered, morally driven giving. Capstone provides a diverse series of giving vehicles and fiduciary services that provide you with peace of mind, all while maintaining a kingdom-driven perspective on wealth.

Capstone’s dedication to establishing clients legacy comes from their deep Pennsylvania roots. Although Capstone was organized in 2005, their financial and spiritual legacy stems from one of America’s oldest industrial firms—the Lukens Steel Company—founded in 1810. This 200+ year perspective inspires their efforts to ensure that they help clients giving echo into eternity.

The Chief Financial Officer will direct and oversee the financial activities of the corporation, direct the preparation of current financial reports and summaries, and create forecasts predicting future growth.

Some Essential Responsibilities:

  • Directs the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, shareholder reports, tax returns, and governmental agency reports.
  • Compares donation and profit projections to actual figures and budgeted expenses to actual expenses; makes or oversees any necessary adjustments to future projections and budgets.
  • Reviews planning process and suggests improvements to current methods.
  • Analyzes operations to identify areas in need of reorganization, rightsizing.
  • Works with the CEO and other executives to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning process.
  • Studies long-range economic trends and projects their impact on future growth in donations and market share.
  • Identifies opportunities for expansion into new product areas.
  • Oversees investment of funds and works with investment bankers to raise additional capital required for expansion.
  • Oversees Accounting department, budget preparation, and audit functions.
  • Works with other department heads to monitor each department and make recommendations.
  • Driving the company’s financial planning.
  • Performing risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments.
  • Deciding on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks.
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations.
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports.
  • Set up and oversee the company’s finance IT system.
  • Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies.
  • Some Required Personal Attributes/Skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Enthusiastic leader capable of managing diverse teams to reach a common goal; Initiating and completing projects; Make timely, effective and ethical decisions; Embody the entrepreneurial spirit; A self-starter who crafts creative solutions and opens doors to new donor relationships.
  • Actively and constantly listen to all constituents, focus especially on donor needs and know how to identify mutual benefits. Communicate excellently and compel audiences through writing and speaking.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s CLF data collection systems to the fullest and Foundant C Suite software.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance required.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in financial management required.

Serious and Confidential Inquiries Only 

All qualified individuals may submit a resume and letter of interest to: E-mail HR Team

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