Human Resources - Staff Jobs

The list below provides information about staff jobs currently available on Harding University's campus. (For faculty positions, please contact the dean or department chair of the appropriate academic department.) 

Qualified persons filing timely applications will be given consideration for the positions listed. Applications must accompany resumes to be considered for a position.  Posted positions are open for a minimum of five (5) working days.

Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Harding University are available and interested. The policy for employees requesting to transfer can be found in the Employee Handbook on Pipeline.

Unless otherwise noted, posted positions are 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. 

Applicants are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions. Please do not contact departments directly. (Updated: 02-09-2016)

Employment Forms

Employment Application pdf

Staff Transfer Request pdf

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The "Open for Hire" date indicates the position has been posted for a minimum of five working days and can be offered to a candidate.

Director-Public Relations

Seeking a full-time director for the University’s Office of Public Relations. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of public relations experience in either higher education or corporate settings. Responsibilities include leading the public relations efforts of the school and directing and overseeing the work of six professionals in the office; leading in creating and printing publications for the University; planning and executing the school’s advertising campaigns; advising the president and his cabinet on all public relations matters; managing the fiscal assets necessary to support a diversified public relations program; strengthening the school’s commitment to public relations projects in electronic and social media; supervising the work of staff and student photographers; coordinating news and information services; serving as the official spokesperson for the University to the media; and overseeing the design and production of student recruitment materials. The director also supervises public relations projects for various colleges within the university.

Submit letters of application, resumes and direct inquiries to president@harding. edu. Deadline for receiving applications is Feb. 1, 2016. The successful applicant will assume the position on April 1.

Assistant to the Director-Harding University in Florence, Italy

Open for hire: 01-05-2016

Under limited supervision, provides assistance in the daily workings of the Harding University Florence campus by providing student academic support, organizing and managing student workers, developing orientations for groups, providing assistance for student independent travel, and coordinating group activities.  The Assistant to the Director will be under supervision of the HUF Director. This position will work for International Programs on the campus in Florence, Italy.

Director of News Services-Public Relations

Open for hire: 01-15-2016

Develops, plans and directs communication between the University and the public including, but not limited to, preparing fact sheets, news releases, photographs, video/audio recordings to publicize the University’s activities or messages; writing stories for HARDING magazine; and assisting in planning special events and programs.

Grounds Foreman-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 01-27-16

In conjunction with the Grounds Director the foreman oversees the daily work of the grounds employees. The foreman also oversees the repair and maintenance of the grounds equipment and performs watering, raking, mowing, weeding, trimming, edging, salting, snow removal, and trash/litter pickup and disposal activities as needed.

Patrol Officer-Public Safety

Open for hire: 02-15-2016

Under supervision of a shift supervisor provides for the security of University property, facilities, students, and personnel by working under the direction of the Director of Public Safety.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

Harding University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability or prior military service. Preference is given to persons whose lives exhibit respect for and support of the goals of Christian education. Unlawful discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable laws.

Your Right to Know

The safety and security of the Harding community are a major concern for the Public Safety Department. Information about campus security, safety programs and procedures, fire statistics, and crime statistics is available in compliance with the Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. You can obtain a copy of the annual security and fire report or contact the Harding University Department of Public Safety.

Contact Us

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5p.m. Monday-Friday

Location: back of the Ezell building

Mailing address:
Harding University
Human Resources
Box 12257
Searcy, AR 72149-5615