Human Resources - Staff Jobs

The list below provides information about staff jobs currently available on Harding University's campus. (Faculty openings can be found on the faculty jobs page.) 

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: 10-20-2021)

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Positions

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.

HVAC Technician-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 08-17-2020

SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, performs routine repairs and maintenance on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems including air distribution systems, fan coils, pneumatic and digital controls, hot water and chill water systems, variable air volume (VAV) systems, ice machines, walk in coolers, walk in freezers, water coolers, chillers, pumps.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Performs preventive maintenance, adjustments, and repairs on HVAC systems as directed by service operations and the TMA work order dispatch system.
  2. Performs seasonal overhauls and transitions of systems to and from heating/cooling.
  3. Participates in major component replacement and evaluation of complex system problems under the direction by the Construction Manager and Maintenance Manager.
  4. Performs building system repairs in coordination with operators of the centralized Energy Management and Control System.
  5. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position prefers an individual be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or GED with 3 to 5 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Must have a current Class B HVAC technician license or be willing to train.

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

The successful incumbent must demonstrate the following competencies in a fully acceptable manner.

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Knowledge of HVAC installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Knowledge of basic HVAC systems troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair.
  • Ability to read, comprehends, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to repair building systems that are controlled by a central Energy Management System (EMS).
  • Knowledge of maintenance and repair procedures for digitally controlled HVAC systems featuring programmable logic controls.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work, heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the use of ladders and fall protection equipment.

Part-time Nurse-Student Health Services

Open for hire: 03-25-2021

This position will be scheduled for 1-2 days per week during academic periods and is not eligible for benefits.

SUMMARY

Provide holistic nursing care to the student body, faculty, staff, guests, and visitors on campus. Promotes health and wellness for entire population on campus.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Makes physical assessments of the presented cases
  2. Facilitates contact with medical providers as needed by case
  3. Functions within the RN scope of practice set forth by the ARSBN
  4. Responds to emergencies on campus per HU policy
  5. Engages in effective therapeutic communication
  6. Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Must be a registered nurse with an active, unencumbered license to practice in Arkansas. BSN degree preferred. Must possess current AHA BLS certification

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Confidentiality - Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
    The successful incumbent must be able to perform the following.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Knowledge of nursing theory and practice.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate individual patient care programs.
  • Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.
  • Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of appropriate procedures and standards for the administration of medications and patient care aids.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Tax & Accounting Manager-Finance

Open for hire: 04-16-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, prepares and reviews various tax returns including trust returns, FBAR returns, Form 5500 for retirement plans, Form 990 and 990-T, state tax returns related to UBIT, and various 1099 and 1098 forms. Participates in research and reporting for ACA and other tax related subjects. Responsible for 403(b) financial audit. Prepares information for various reports. Prepares indirect cost proposal for grant funding. Performs general accounting functions including account reconciliations, unclaimed property and daily cash management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Prepares and reviews tax returns including trust returns, FBAR returns, Form 5500 for retirement plans, Form 990 and 990-T, state tax returns related to UBIT, and various 1099 and 1098 forms, sales & use tax, and fuel tax rebate returns.
  2. Coordinates 403(b) audit financial; responsible for split interest and notes payable portions of annual financial audit.
  3. Prepares information for various external reports:
    1. January - Peterson's survey, NCAA Report, IPEDS, EZAudit submission (including calculating the DOE composite score)
    2. February – Reynolds Report
    3. April - NCA-HLC report, US News Report
    4. May - Census Bureau
    5. July-Arkansas Annual Reports
    6. August – Nursing Loans Annual Report
    7. November - HGSR ATS (Association of Theological Schools), Education - AACTE Report, NACUBO Tuition Discounting Survey, S&P Annual Update
  4. Prepares indirect cost proposal
  5. Performs general accounting functions including general ledger balance sheet accounts reconciliation, account reconciliation for scholarships with Financial Aid, review and approval of bank reconciliations and related JEs, review and approval of spreadsheet entries, review unclaimed property and reconcile reporting errors.
  6. Performs daily cash and LOC management including morning balance and transfer work, stop payments, requests to see if a check has cleared
  7. Performs accounting functions for Harding Place including review of bank reconciliations, reviewing sales tax return, monthly financial reporting and annual audit work.
  8. Supervises the Trust and Annuities Coordinator.
  9. PCI Compliance
  10. Performs monthly and year end reconciliation and JEs for Perkins, Nursing, Institutional, and Old Account Receivable.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a fully acceptable level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and other behaviors required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in accounting with five years of experience in the accounting field, preferably tax accounting. Higher education accounting experience preferred. CPA a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or account applications and understanding of relational database structure and function.
  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to prepare financial reports.
  • Knowledge of university auditing policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Knowledge of business practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections (MS Excel knowledge required, MS Access and basic SQL knowledge preferred).
  • Speak effectively in one-on-one situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Harding Fund Coordinator-Advancement

Open for hire: 06-11-2021

SUMMARY

As part of the annual fund team, this person conducts fundraising efforts both directly and indirectly with current students and lower and mid-level donors. This includes an education program for our students regarding philanthropy and appreciation of donors while building pride in their university and the desire to give back in the future. Planning the annual “Say Thanks Day” is an important part of this role. This person also supports the Senior Annual Fund Officer with mid-level fundraising and the President’s Council as well as providing support to the Harding Fund director with various initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Plans, develops, and implements a student philanthropy education program for our student body. This includes recruiting volunteers to support these efforts and leading the senior giving campaign.
  2. Leads planning and execution of annual “Say Thanks Day”, including coordination of student volunteers, content of marketing materials and direction of chapel rollout. Ensure appropriate follow-up is completed, including distribution of thank you notes to donors.
  3. Maintains a portfolio of lower to mid-level donors for fundraising efforts including calls, emails, and possible visits to support the Harding Fund.
  4. Works closely with the Senior Annual Fund Officer to support the President’s Council and other fundraising efforts.
  5. Works closely with the Harding Fund Director in supporting broader Harding Fund initiatives and the call center, which includes recruiting, training, and helping manage student callers.
  6. Maintains up-to-date information in the database on significant prospect calls and visits.
  7. Attends appropriate donor and constituent events both on and off campus.
  8. Maintains a positive attitude and works well with all team members in the Office of University Advancement as well as across campus for the betterment of our fundraising and donor relations initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a fully acceptable level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and other behaviors required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Sales, Marketing, Public Relations or related field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Ability to develop strategic plans, set objectives and achieve program and fundraising goals.
  • Proficiency with database software, email, calendar software, Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in recruit and managing volunteers.
  • Solid administrative skills, including familiarity with prospect management systems.
  • Ability to create materials in support of solicitation campaigns.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Some travel required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Lab Tech-College of Pharmacy

Open for hire: 07-16-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, coordinates, oversees, and/or performs a wide variety of technical laboratory support activities for the department of pharmaceutical sciences chair and faculty as well as student pharmacists including lab instruction and support. Issues in dealing with student affairs are confidential in nature.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Instruct students in laboratory activities under the supervision of faculty.
  2. Assist faculty in the orderly conduct of the student calculation laboratory activities.
  3. Organize and maintain documentation and materials for student pharmacist compounding laboratory.
  4. Support the college’s safety officer in laboratory safety training for faculty and students and maintain appropriate documentation.
  5. Enter and access data in university databases as required by faculty.
  6. Facilitate laboratory scheduling for chair and faculty.
  7. Provide support for the chair, faculty and student pharmacists, to include laboratory material purchasing and inventory control. Serve as a primary point of contact and liaison between the department and laboratory vendors.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a fully acceptable level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and other behaviors required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Science degree preferred. Pharmacy technician certification helpful but not required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Organization- Must have the ability to organize and be detail oriented, as it is key to managing and maintaining appropriate laboratory operations.
  • Communication- Must have strong communication skills and be able to teach or support faculty in teaching laboratory methods and foundational calculations to student pharmacists.
  • Fundamental laboratory skills to support College of Pharmacy faculty and students.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and print routine correspondence, labels and/or other basic written material.
  • Strong working knowledge of Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability for multi-tasking and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical faculty and student laboratory work environment.
  • Physical effort is required.
  • Physical risk is limited by education, experience and training.

Office Assistant (part-time)-Harding Press

Open for hire: 08-04-2021

This position will be scheduled for 25 hours/week and is eligible for some benefits but is NOT eligible for health insurance or tuition discount.

SUMMARY

Assists customers and staff with information about the printing jobs. Answers phone and direct calls to the appropriate place or answer the person’s questions. Uses computer to originate job tickets and invoices. Employee must be able to use FileMaker software, Microsoft Window, Word, and Excel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Answers telephones, routes calls, takes messages, and provides general information; greets and directs visitors; answers routine inquiries; maintains log of inquiries as required.
  2. Helps assist customers with any orders they may have.
  3. Prepares job tickets and invoices
  4. Compiles sales reports & sales tax reports
  5. Establishes, maintains, processes, and/or updates files, records, and/or other documents.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a fully acceptable level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and other behaviors required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Knowledge generally acquired with a High School Diploma or GED. Experience directly related to duties and responsibilities specified is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • A general understanding of office work with experience in computer work, filing and calculator
  • Skills in bookkeeping, accounting, and organization
  • Knowledge in Computer and software skills
  • Knowledge in or on the job training in computer programs such as – Filemaker, Word, and Excel

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Transportation Officer (part-time)-Public Safety

Open for hire: 09-02-2021

This position will be scheduled for approximately 25 hours/week and will be eligible for some benefits but will NOT be eligible for health insurance or tuition discount.

SUMMARY

Under direct supervision helps maintain University fleet vehicles by working under the direction of the Manager of Parking & Transportation Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Performs routine tasks essential in maintaining University fleet vehicles such as checking tire pressure, fluid levels, cleaning vehicles and dropping off or picking up fleet vehicles from auto repair and service providers.
  2. Assists when a fleet vehicle breaks down on the road by driving a replacement vehicle to the location of the break-down;
  3. May be asked to assist with parking enforcement by patrols campus parking lots and enforcing University parking regulations through citations, tow warnings and other parking enforcement measures;
  4. May be asked to assist in providing traffic control as needed for events on campus;
  5. May be asked to assist students and employees with vehicle-related needs on campus such as unlocking locked vehicles, jump-starts and other calls for assistance;
  6. May be asked to assist the Manager of Parking & Transportation Services with maintaining / restriping parking lots on campus;
  7. Provides assistance as needed to local law enforcement officials or emergency services personnel.
  8. Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Parking & Transportation Services or the Director of Public Safety

QUALIFICATIONS

Preference is given to individuals who are a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidates must also have the ability to obtain or already have a CDL license. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals. Cooperation
  • Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer. Service Orientation
  • Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Dependability
  • Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure. Confidentiality
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel.
  • Ability to drive motor vehicles including departmental automobiles and golf carts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to address customer complaints and concerns.
  • Ability to gather data.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires occasional handling of heave items including vehicle tires, car jacks and other fleet-related equipment. Also requires frequent standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work is typically outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Purchasing Coordinator-Finance

Open for hire: 09-09-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, coordinates the procurement cycle of specific products or services for the University. Contacts vendors and suppliers for quotations, prepares purchase requisitions and purchase orders, follows up on outstanding purchase orders, and is responsible for credit account and interdepartmental billings. Performs a variety of routine to complex day-to-day operations involving independent research, investigation, and problem resolution related to fixed assets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Edits purchase requests; prepares purchasing and accounting paperwork such as small purchase orders in preparation for payment processing and tracks invoices to verify they are received by A/P.
  2. Identifies and resolves potential purchasing problems; follows up to ensure timely and accurate product delivery; may assist with product returns and exchanges.
  3. Maintain relationships with key vendors to maintain quality of service, timely delivery, and compliance with terms and conditions.
  4. Prepares billings for interdepartmental orders for multiple vendors, on a monthly basis.
  5. Ensures adherence to established University and departmental policies and procedures.
  6. Assists customers with locating and/or ordering products, as appropriate to the position; may compile and disseminate catalogs of inventory items and related materials for customer use.
  7. Acts as liaison between the University and Staples Advantage. Maintains user accounts, ensures the correct budget accounts, and resolves problems as needed relating to the Staples Advantage and Office Depot interfaces and account.
  8. Manage the University Amazon Business account, adding users as needed and approving their purchases through the service.
  9. Manages on-campus paper ordering processes, including recording purchases, billing monthly, and working with Physical Resources to reconcile actual and recorded inventories.
  10. Works with Harding Press to ensure accurate and efficient billing of interdepartmental print jobs.
  11. Reconciles Open Purchase Order report monthly and investigates open purchase orders and potentially past-due invoices.
  12. Maintains all vehicle records and registration renewals, including monthly trips to the Department of Finance and Administration. Reconciles vehicle records with Tax Assessor’s Office annually.
  13. Updates and maintains various spreadsheets, as requested.
  14. Processes billing statements for various credit accounts, prepares associated reports for billing, maintains user accounts, troubleshoots and investigates/resolves any discrepancies.
  15. Assists with sales tax remittance as needed, particularly regarding research of purchases and calculation of use tax for various purchases.
  16. Prepares Searcy A&P Tax.
  17. Prepares personal property assessments and personal property and real estate taxes.
  18. Reviews W-9s and requests updated forms to insure compliance with Federal laws.
  19. Creates and maintains appropriate approval queue’s for purchase requisitions.
  20. Assists with scanning and cataloging vendor invoices.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or GED; at least 1year of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of Excel and general computer skills. Bookkeeping experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and efficiently prioritize work flow.
  • Ability to complete routine paperwork.
  • Ability to sort, check, count, and verify numbers (pay close attention to detail).
  • Knowledge of university accounting procedures involving procurement.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of procurement rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of accounts receivable procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds on a limited basis.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Payroll Clerk-Finance

Open for hire: 09-09-2021

Summary

Under general supervision, compiles payroll data to maintain monthly, bi-weekly and Harding Place payroll records.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Enters required tax information and other deductions (including gifts) into the data system.
  2. Prepares payroll by performing the following:
    1. Runs processes and reviews electronic time sheet for bi-weekly payroll
    2. Collects and calculates time worked on employee time sheets.
    3. Enters/modifies required information (time, earning codes, FOAP) in the data system.
    4. Runs processes in data system to produce and complete each payroll
    5. Reviews information and corrects errors to ensure accuracy of each payroll.
    6. Prepares and distributes checks.
  3. Reviews wages computed and corrects errors to ensure accuracy of payroll.
  4. Prepares journal entries to properly allocate payroll expenses in data system.
  5. Maintains time sheets and other payroll related records.
  6. Communicates with employees and departmental supervisors on payroll issues.
  7. Compiles and provides payroll reports for each payroll. Other reports are completed periodically as requested by supervisor or other departments. (Overtime report, etc.)
  8. Processes and withholds garnishments and submits payment to appropriate agencies.
  9. Serves as primary back up for Student Payroll.
  10. Reconciles payroll and other accounts (taxable tuition, tuition deductions, advance accounts for student and bi-weekly payroll).
  11. Responsible for submitting payroll taxes to the IRS and completing Schedule B.
  12. Submits direct deposit electronically to the bank for payrolls.
  13. Enters direct deposit information into data system for all payrolls.
  14. Monitors returned ACH deposits and processes replacement check.
  15. Responsible for various ACH deposits (car allowances, rent, Harding Place).
  16. Performs redistributions on all payrolls when changes are necessary due to FOAP changes.
  17. Assists with W-2 processing by making year-end adjustments on individual W-2’s as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a fully acceptable level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and other behaviors required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university preferred; or 2 to 4 years office experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge and understanding of payroll practices and procedures related to federal and state requirements preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality - Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Planning/Organizational Skills - Uses time efficiently. Keeps work processes organized and in control, e.g. has files set up, workplace organized.
  • Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; provides assistance to other ream members and departments in an ungrudging manner.
  • Ability to provide accurate and efficient service under the stress of constant deadlines.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze and solve problems.
  • Proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar and basic business math.
  • Proficiency with personal computers and related software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of Argos preferred.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from students, staff and supervisors.
  • Type 50 wpm accurately.
  • Proficient with ten-key calculator.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service, organizational and judgment skills.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions and remain focused on the task.
  • Use of copy machines, fax machines and ten-key calculator.
  • Work with minimum supervision: has the discretion to make decisions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally preformed in typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Service Electrician-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 10-01-2021

SUMMARY

This position will perform the duties particular to and normally required in the trade of a service electrician. You will be required to follow recognized procedures and techniques for such work and will report to the Electrical Shop Foreman and support the service operational requirements responsible to the Director of Maintenance. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, repairing, installing, replacing, troubleshooting, and testing electrical circuits, for various systems. Must be able to resolve electrical service related maintenance requests for the academic, residential, hospitality, recreational and culinary related service operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  2. Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  3. Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  4. Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  5. Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and amp meters to ensure compatibility and safety of the system.
  6. Maintain current electrician's license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.
  7. Other duties could include working in other areas of the HVAC department to provide support during absences or shortage of staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to support the aims of the university, preference will be given to members in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Journeyman Electrician license or working toward that result preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license. 3-5 years of experience related to the electrical service field preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Troubleshooting — determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Equipment Selection — determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Mathematics — using mathematics to solve problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Program Assistant-Physician Assistant Program

Open for hire: 10-01-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, coordinates, oversees, and performs a wide variety of administrative support duties for the Program and assists with coordination of student training activities. A number of these interactions will be confidential in nature.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Answer telephones, route calls, take messages, and provide general information about the program (must be willing to learn accurate, detailed data); greet and direct visitors; answer routine inquiries; maintain log of inquiries as required.
  2. Directly oversee the set-up and supply of the PAS labs and works directly with faculty course coordinators to manage laboratory set-up for student training.
    1. Responsible for proper storage and upkeep of simulation models, related supplies and office supplies
    2. Maintain accurate laboratory supply inventory and report areas requiring resupply purchases monthly to faculty and supervisor.
    3. Actively learn the operation of medical equipment needed for labs.
    4. Prepare, set-up, and break-down equipment and supplies for each lab S
    5. Trains to handle disposal of sharps following labs
  3. Cross trains and covers other PA staff job duties as needed (example - exam proctoring, data entry for clinical phase)
  4. Routes incoming mail; distributes correspondence and other material to department staff/faculty.
  5. Performs a variety of routine computer-based assignments as appropriate to the position; data entry and printing assignments
  6. May oversee day-to-day operation of the copy machine
  7. Run various routine errands, as required, for the department.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  9. Coordinate with program coordinator to prepare and assist with program events (student ceremonies, orientations, and retreats)

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required,

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Knowledge generally acquired with a high school diploma. Previous office work experience preferred. Experience working in a medical facility preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the work group's goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the coworkers and students; anticipates future needs and works proactively and efficiently to complete job duties
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness
  • Confidentiality - Understands and accepts confidential nature of responsibilities
  • Competence - Read and comprehend instructions, procedures, and correspondence, maintain records, complete tasks according to specific instructions, enter data in Microsoft Office and Google suite, and operate electronic devices like computers and printers
  • Time Management - Skill in organizing and prioritizing job duties

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Due to the physical demands of this position, good physical health is preferred.
  • Medium physical effort. Requires handling of objects up to 30 pounds, standing and walking.
  • Minimal risk of medical sharps exposure, no other physical risk. Will be required to complete prescribed routine needle-stick prevention education.

ASI Events Specialist-American Studies Institute

Open for hire: 10-13-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs a variety of administrative duties for the ASI office. Oversees the integrated logistical and administrative support needs of multiple and widely different events, conferences, and/or other events. Assesses program goals, estimates facility, equipment, logistical, and catering requirements, develops program budgets, and negotiates and administers service contracts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Oversees and performs administrative activities for the executive director including but not limited to: processing incoming mail; answering the telephone, assisting visitors, and handling basic problems or inquiries; producing information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions.
  2. Liaison for office with on-campus and off-campus programs/speakers that use campus facilities. May attend meetings in executive director’s absence.
  3. Assists the executive director in overseeing the different programs (Special Olympics, Arkansas Youth Conference, Distinguished Lecture Series, Distinguished Scholar Program, Arkansas Girls State and National Leadership Forum, Veterans Breakfast, etc.) Schedules rooms and banquet details as needed; coordinates brochures and advertising for programs or works with University Communication and Marketing as needed; collects monies and registers students for student organizations the office oversees; works with speaker’s bureaus and/or individual speakers in preparing for the visits; coordinates with other campus offices (Public Safety, Public Relations, HUB, Media Center, Video Services, Benson stage and sound, Admissions, President’s Office, etc.) to meet the needs of speakers for the Distinguished Lecture Series; arranges accommodations, orders supplies, and arranges travel as required; troubleshoots for the different programs as needed.
  4. Assigns work to student workers and manages progress.
  5. Coordinates all magazine listings for the conference center.
  6. Participates in the planning for use of facilities by off-campus organizations. Ascertains customers’ needs for the conference; informs the customers of the options available with our facilities; makes the arrangements for the conferences (both in-house and out), which include but are not limited to scheduling with the foodservice contractor, hotel manager, custodial contractor, campus housing, security, media center, and with special needs such as transportation; negotiates the rates for the rooms used for the conferences for all but in-house use; provides customers with information concerning the Searcy area, transportation possibilities, and lodging; provides assistance to customers once the event takes place with unforeseen difficulties.
  7. Responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and budget planning and yearly reports.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a fully acceptable level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and other behaviors required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in communication, business, or education preferred, with two to three years of office managerial experience. Experience with the scheduling of conferences and coordination of related units of service preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control
  • Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and database management skills.
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Receptionist skills.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Effective time management skills
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and university employees.
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Administrative Coordinator-Center for World Missions

Open for hire: 10-13-2021

SUMMARY

Under limited supervision, the position provides administrative support for Center for World Missions (CWM), Global Outreach (GO) and Harding University Tahkodah (HUT) directors, faculty and staff. Coordinates the logistics for mission trips and events conducted by the Center for World Missions (CWM), Global Outreach (GO) and Harding University Tahkodah (HUT).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Supervises the processing of bills, invoices, expense reports, purchase orders, credit card reports, transportation requests, check requests, etc. for CWM, GO, HUT and missions properties. Operates in restricted and unrestricted budget accounts for CWM, GO and HUT. Oversees receipt, processing and tracking of CWM, GO and HUT donations.
  2. Organizes, and leads as needed, CWM and GO meetings. Publishes meeting minutes.
  3. Assists in student recruitment for missions majors and minors.
  4. Assists in student and leader recruitment for Global Outreach mission trips and internships. Receives, reviews, and tracks GO applications, references and evaluations. Tracks participant progress in the GO program.
  5. Trains and mentors student led teams as needed. Assists in obtaining visas when needed for teams and directors going to countries that require them.
  6. Coordinates logistics for various CWM sponsored events. Occasional travel to sight locations may be required.
  7. Develops, distributes, and maintains policies, forms, applications, and evaluations for Global Outreach.
  8. Serves on the committee charged with distributing GO grants, TA Isaacs grants and Louis and Eunice grants. Distributes the grants accordingly.
  9. May provide support and guidance to team leaders and students in emergency and non-emergency situations during the summer when the GO director and internship director are unable to be reached.
  10. Creates and maintains leader, student, host, and missionary databases.
  11. Manages the missionary properties/residencies.
  12. Designs and maintains the CWM, GO, and HUT publications, advertisement materials and websites.
  13. Coordinates schedules for faculty, staff, and student employees in the CWM and GO offices.
  14. Performs general clerical support by answering emails and phone calls and assisting parents, students, donors, faculty and staff that come into the office. Maintaining campus, nationwide and international communications and contact lists.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associates degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a licensed White county, Arkansas notary public, can be obtained on the job.

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Customer Service - Delivers service in a pleasant, happy and upbeat manner. Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments. Follows up to ensure problem solved.
  • Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Provides assistance to other team members and departments in an ungrudgingly manner.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently. Keeps work processes organized and in control, e.g., has files set up, workplace organized.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; completes tasks accurately and on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills.
  • Ability to prepare and print routine correspondence, labels, and/or other basic written material. Prefer a grammar score of 90.
  • Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • Receptionist skills.
  • Effectively present information in one-on-one situations to students, parents, guests and other employees of the University.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Construction Bookkeeper-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 10-22-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, assists the Construction Manager and Physical Resources Director in all matters pertaining to the accounting functions of the construction projects and the maintenance department. Maintains appropriate records in computerized maintenance management system software for construction projects and general maintenance projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Communicates with Construction Manager and construction leaders to understand the plan of the building or projects.
  2. Maintains accounting functions in CMMS software for construction projects including entering and tracking change orders; entering estimates; verifying bills, purchase sheets, time sheets, and contractor payments; prepares and completes reports as required.
  3. Attends and participates in construction meetings as needed.
  4. Maintains accounting functions in CMMS software for maintenance department including allocating work orders to appropriate FOAP and reconciling accounts.
  5. Communicates with appropriate parties regarding any anticipated problems; assists in coordinating and implementing response.
  6. Ensures all financial reporting, record keeping, files and documentation are maintained appropriately.
  7. May perform project management duties and responsibilities.
  8. Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a fully acceptable level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and other behaviors required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business and 6-12 months experience with responsibilities outlined preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Knowledge of construction contract terms and language.
  • Knowledge of construction billing.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and complete projects.
  • Ability to perform accounting procedures.
  • Data entry and/or word processing skills.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Account balancing skills.
  • Ability to use an automated accounting system.
  • Ability to prepare financial and project reports.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable procedures and practices.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

Customer Relations-Financial Aid Services

Open for hire: 10-22-2021

SUMMARY

Under limited supervision, performs administrative support duties; acts as the verification assistant; manages data imports and exports into financial aid system; verifies the accuracy of financial aid records; scans and files documentation; answers incoming calls - provides information to customers, or directs customers to appropriate personnel; directs student workers in data entry and outreach duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Maintains a welcoming front office environment. Responds positively to students and families that contact the Office of Student Financial Services. Provides responsive in-person, telephone and email assistance. Directs walk-ins, calls and emails to appropriate counselor for additional in-depth assistance.
  2. As the verification assistant, imports and exports verification documentation. Reviews documents for accuracy and provides follow-up support when changes are needed. Completes final verification processing.
  3. Provides skilled administrative support. Receives, scans and electronically files all documentation that is required to be maintained by the office. Completes reports and data entry duties as assigned. Proficient in Word, Excel, Adobe and PowerPoint.
  4. Provides supervision to student workers: assigning tasks and making sure work is complete and correct (data entry, mailings, outreach, etc.).
  5. Assists students and families in process of applying for financial aid (federal and institutional).
  6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Knowledge generally acquired with a high school degree and six months to one year of office experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality - Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Ability to Deal with Complexity - Ability to understands complex information, analyze facts, or recognize trends to identify effective and practical ways to handle the situation’ information.
  • Knowledge of financial aid policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to the provision of student financial aid.
  • Superior skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Receptionist skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Assistant to the Director-Walton Scholar & International Student Office

Open for hire: 10-26-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs a range of office support activities for the department, such as maintaining relationships with students, employers, and faculty/staff understanding their needs and helping them find the right resources, answering the phones and directing calls, greeting and directing visitors, answering questions and performing clerical, data entry, and/or word processing work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists in directing the Walton Program in the following ways:
    1. Develops and maintains relationships with the students and their parents to facilitate the processes of coming to Harding and becoming successful students here.
    2. Communicates with the students concerning matters of immigration which requires a thorough knowledge of the requisite laws and regulations and the paperwork necessary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
    3. Arranges transportation to and from the University, including booking flights and driving them to and from the airport when needed.
    4. Advises and schedules classes for the incoming freshmen and secures/distributes proper textbooks.
    5. Solves problems for the students when issues arise, assisting with issues ranging from minor discipline to DHS issues.
    6. Assists with the preparation of the Walton Student Manual including recommending changes to the manual.
    7. Aids in the preparation of the annual report to the Walton Family Foundation, including keeping up with the status of 250+ alumni and the current students as well as financial reporting.
    8. Assists the students in obtaining proper governmental documentation including social security cards.
  2. Answers telephones, routes calls, takes messages, and provides general information concerning the services of the offices to employers, students, alumni, faculty and staff. Greets and directs visitors; answers routine inquiries; maintains log of inquiries as required. Will refer calls or walk-ins to the director when the information needed is outside the scope of normal activities or a decision needs to be made.
  3. Opens and routes incoming mail; distributes correspondence and other material to department staff.
  4. Performs a variety of typing assignments as appropriate to the position; operates a personal computer to draft correspondence, enter data, and print letters, labels, reports, and/or other materials; types and mails form letters of a general nature
  5. Copies and/or duplicates materials as requested; prepare and transmit facsimiles for the unit.
  6. Establishes, maintains, processes, and/or updates files including confidential files such as student and alumni files which include resumes, transcripts, and portfolios along with routine correspondence files, and job announcement files.
  7. May perform specialized services of a routine clerical/administrative nature in accordance with established procedural guidelines, as appropriate to the position.
  8. Schedule appointments, meetings, and/or conferences, as appropriate to the person.
  9. Order, stock, and distribute office supplies.
  10. Run various routine errands, as required, for the department.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bi-lingual with high level Spanish skills strongly preferred. Some college preferred. Previous office experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Provides assistance to other team members and departments in an ungrudgingly manner.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently. Keeps work processes organized and in control, e.g., has files set up, workplace organized.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; completes tasks accurately and on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Word processing using Word and data entry skills using Excel.
  • Ability to prepare and print routine correspondence, labels, and/or other basic written material.
  • Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.
  • Ability to maintain electronic calendars and schedule appointments, seminars, events and luncheons.
  • Receptionist skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

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