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: 08-18-2022)

Employment Forms

Online Employment Application

Employment Application (printable) pdf

Online Staff Transfer Request

Staff Transfer Request (printable) pdf

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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.

Assistant to the Director Education Leadership-College of Education

Open for hire: 03-09-2022

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs a range of program support activities for three (3) departments, six (6) degree programs, and four (4) endorsement programs. The administrative assistant also works with prospective candidates, current candidates, faculty within the department, school district personnel, and faculty and staff within the College of Education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (included but not limited to the following)

  1. Supports the administration of the Doctorate of Education, Educational Specialist, Masters of Education-Principal, Masters of Education-Curriculum and Instruction Administration, Masters of Education-Special Education Administration, and Masters of Arts: Excellence in Teaching programs as evidenced by
    1. Ensuring that all admissions’ information being sent or received for graduate schools is accurate, organized, and timely for all programs, including working with the candidate to meet Arkansas Department of Education/Division of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) regulations and guidelines.
    2. Advising and registering candidates for all programs and updating records each semester for each candidate.
    3. Communicating to prospective candidates through a series of emails.
    4. Processing prospective and enrolling candidates through the GradCAS system.
    5. Analyzing transfer transcripts and making recommendations to the directors on admissible classes and analyzing program transcripts to ensure program compliance.
    6. Organizing the availability of off-campus classrooms/facilities and technical support. (All programs host off-campus classes.)
    7. Managing graduate programs’ websites and Curriculog submissions
    8. Gathering, organizing, and analyzing data for all programs for alumni Year 1 and Year 3 surveys, CAEP assessment data, and SPA assessment data
    9. Functioning as the liaison for the Anthology Portfolio (capstone portfolio) and enrolling and supporting candidates with the program by 1) instructing in the basic use of the program, 2) advising candidates with troubleshooting, 3) maintaining administrative access, and assisting in the setup and updates to the program.
    10. Advising candidates on portfolio enhancement, requiring a knowledge of the leadership standards.
    11. Coordinating oversight of internship entry and exit paperwork by communicating with faculty, cooperating onsite superintendents and principals, ensuring all supervising faculty have contact information for site visits, ensuring cooperating onsite supervisors evaluation is sent and received promptly, and ensuring payment to cooperating onsite supervisors.
    12. Communicating with representatives of Arkansas school districts concerning candidates enrolled in internships in order to meet the internship requirements of each district.
    13. Assisting candidates with problems that arise involving financial aid, the business office, enrollment or registration conflicts.
    14. Notifying candidates of enrollment windows and semester schedules.
    15. Create a master schedule of courses each semester.
    16. Communicating and gathering candidate licensure information and requirements.
    17. Maintaining textbook information for faculty and adjuncts.
    18. Organizing, communicating, and maintaining schedules and paperwork for 1) doctoral interviews, 2) admission interviews, 3) comprehensive examinations, 4) portfolio defenses.
  2. Performs general office duties.
  3. Performs job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing of the church of Christ. In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily and do so with a service mindset to support our candidates, cooperating administrators in Arkansas school districts, and the College of Education faculty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and/or Experience

An education background either by education classes taken or working in a school system is preferred. Must have basic knowledge of Word and Excel. Ability to multi-task and a self-starter are a plus. Previous office work experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Detail- and team-oriented, professional, and candidate focused.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google.
  • Basic understanding of office equipment. Previous office experience preferred.
  • Basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing.
  • Ability to work independently, reliably, and punctually.
  • Flexible and adaptable in various situations and when interacting with many different personalities.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks including delegation of tasks when appropriate.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly acquire, familiarity with the roles and function of the
    assigned department, and any specifically applicable laws or guidelines.

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 position:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Limited physical effort required.
  • Limited exposure to physical risk.

Painter-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 03-24-2022

SUMMARY

Under direct supervision prepares surfaces for new applications, applies coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of buildings and other structures by performing the following duties.

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

  1. Reads work orders or receives instructions from supervisor regarding painting.
  2. Prepares surfaces for painting by smoothing and removing old paint; filling nail holes, cracks, and joints with appropriate medium; and sanding, cleaning, and pressure washing the surface as required.
  3. Selects premixed paints or mixes required portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying substances to prepare paint that matches specified colors.
  4. Removes fixtures such as pictures and electric switch covers from walls prior to painting. Spreads drop cloths over floors and room furnishings, and covers surfaces such as baseboards, doorframes, and windows with masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
  5. Applies paints, sealers, and solvents to exterior and interior building surfaces such as plaster, sheetrock, concrete, and wood with brushes, spray gun, or paint rollers.
  6. Erects scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level. Washes surfaces prior to painting with mildew remover.
  7. Operates equipment such as airless spray equipment, scaffolding, and motorized lifts.
  8. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position prefers 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

Painting 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.
  • Skill in selecting and applying paint and associated products.
  • Skill in wood surface preparation, staining, and/or sealing techniques.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, bio-hazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Must be capable of climbing and working from ladders..
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Assistant Track Coach-Athletics

Open for hire: 06-01-2022

SUMMARY

Assists in coaching duties for the track team. Assists with all aspects of recruitment and training of student-athletes.

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

  1. Assists in organizing, preparing, and conducting individual and team practice, training, and competition.
  2. Assists in designing and implementing specific conditioning programs and/or training routines as appropriate to improve athletic performance.
  3. Conducts recruitment of student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules through scouting, on-site attendance, and home visits.
  4. Assists in monitoring and supporting student-athletes in academic progress.
  5. May assist in planning and arranging team travel and may perform other administrative responsibilities as appropriate.
  6. 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 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; track coaching experience 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.
  • Demonstrated competitive coaching skills in area of sporting specialty.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with student athletes
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable sport.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes.
  • Knowledge of athletic training and conditioning programs and routines.

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.

  • 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 minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Grounds keeper-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 07-06-2022

SUMMARY

Under close supervision, performs watering, raking, mowing, weeding, trimming, edging, salting, snow removal, and trash/litter pickup and disposal activities.

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

  1. Irrigates, mows, rakes, and trims lawns.
  2. Picks up and disposes of litter.
  3. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls using clippers and edging tools.
  4. Performs snow removal, as required.
  5. Performs weeding activities.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  7. May participate in preparing and grading terrain, applying fertilizers, seeding and sodding lawns, and transplanting shrubs and plants.

QUALIFICATIONS

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 education with six month’s to one year related experience or training preferred. Knowledge of landscape design, plants, and care is preferred. Must have valid driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND 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
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance and turf equipment operations.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools and applicable to trade.
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.
  • Ability to perform grounds maintenance tasks.

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.
  • Regular use of motor vehicles; valid driver’s license required.

Event & Digital Director-Alumni & Parent Relations

Open for hire: 07-22-2022

SUMMARY

Under limited supervision, plans and coordinates various alumni, family and Women for Harding programs and events for the department. Creates and manages digital content for alumni and parent communication, website, HardingNETWORK, social media and e-newsletters.

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

  1. Plans and coordinates special events from conception through completion, providing outstanding customer service and organizing memorable events that meet quality expectations for the University associated with Bison Bound, Tailgating, Family Weekend, Homecoming, President’s Receptions, Alumni Events, Christmas, Spring Sing and Graduation.
  2. Organizes and manages all event’s details such as facility reservations, decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, mailings, special guests, technology and equipment. Evaluates past events and programs, proposing ideas to improve provided services and event or project quality.
  3. Acts as the primary contact for each event and serves as the lead for event participants, outside vendors, and on campus departments associated and/or providing services for the event. Handles outside vendor negotiations as needed. Executes tasks with limited supervision as a self-starter with attention to detail.
  4. Designs presentations and works with University Communications and Marketing to create invitations, and other promotional material including posters, flyers, programs, videos and digital graphics.
  5. Formulates website and social media strategy, content, and updates for all webpages and social media accounts in the department; Alumni, Parents, Women for Harding, Family Weekend, Homecoming and Spring Sing. This includes content writing, simple graphic design and photo and video editing.
  6. Manages Constant Contact for the department. Creates content and builds an e-newsletter for alumni and parents, each sent at least 2 times per semester. Builds email templates, writes content and coordinates with University Communications and Marketing for review. Works with other University departments to communicate with alumni constituents on their behalf.
  7. Utilizes Raiser’s Edge database to strategically communicate with alumni and parent constituencies.
  8. Coordinates and trains Women for Harding and Parent Network volunteers as well as managing student workers and volunteers who work on events, projects and special programs.
  9. Plans and coordinates various fundraising activities and events for Women for Harding including Bison Boxes, Tour of Homes, and National Council Meetings. Manages Women for Harding scholarship recipients through Canvas course, serves as the main point of contact for the students, communicating expectations and opportunities for required volunteer hours. Manages Women for Harding mentoring program by matching mentors with students and providing training and follow-up throughout the school year.
  10. Serves as point of contact for HardingNETWORK with the Graduway Account Manager. Provides training and assistance for users as needed. Approves users, groups and companies within the platform. Develops and executes strategy for providing current content on the platform news feed.
  11. May perform other duties as assigned by the director.

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 EXPERIENCE

Knowledge generally acquired with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience related to event management, project management, public relations or marketing. MS Office proficiency, general computer competency as well as professional social media content, video and digital asset creation experience preferred.

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. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Personal Motivation - Communicating effectively with others in one-on-one or small group settings. This includes listening carefully to others, demonstrating an understanding, and constructively giving feedback.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy as well as state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Collaboration - Ability to collaborate, network and build relationships both at Harding and in the community with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity- Ability to develop relevant original content for print and digital resources as well as finding creative solutions for events and projects.
  • Time Management - Ability to manage multiple projects/events simultaneously, while working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Goal oriented - Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals for Alumni and Parent Relations as well as Women for Harding.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings for events, occasional travel for alumni events.

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.

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

Tax & Budget Manager-Finance

Open for hire: 07-22-2022

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 returns, Walton & International Student 1042-S, 8843, 1040NR and AR1040NR returns.
  2. Responsible for 1042 Tax Deposits and True up 1042-s Reconciliation.
  3. Coordinates 403(b) audit financial; responsible for split interest and notes payable portions of annual financial audit.
  4. 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
  5. Prepares indirect cost proposal
  6. 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.
  7. Performs daily cash and LOC management including morning balance and transfer work, stop payments, requests to see if a check has cleared, IPARQ reconciliation and Paymerang wires
  8. Performs accounting functions for Harding Place including review of bank reconciliations, reviewing sales tax return, monthly financial reporting and annual audit work.
  9. Supervises the Trust and Annuities Coordinator and Purchasing Coordinator.
  10. Reviews Monthly Purchasing Reports including Mastercard / Mastercard Sales & Use Tax, Harding Press, Paper Ordering, Staples / Staples Sales and Use Tax, Walmart, Lowes, Sam’s Vehicle Registration, Phillips, Exxon, Valero, Visa and Commerce Bank.
  11. PCI Compliance
  12. Develop processes and procedures for the periodic monitoring of budgets and follow up with budget managers who are at risk of exceeding their budgets.
  13. Coordinates the non-payroll budget management process; oversees budget implementation and control, review of availability of funding and approval of budget revision requests.
  14. Coordinates the planning and development of operating budgets for the University, with the Vice Presidents, Deans, and/or Chief Executive Officers of the University to ultimately prepare the annual budget report for the Board of Trustees
  15. Compiles scheduled and special reports, analyses, and feasibility studies such as annual data summaries and program status reports.
  16. 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 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.

Stewardship Coordinator-Advancement

Open for hire: 07-25-2022

This position will be scheduled to work 35 hours per week year round and is eligible for benefits.

SUMMARY

The Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for executing stewardship initiatives for the Office of University Advancement. This position will also provide general administrative support to the Director of Donor Relations in the areas of acknowledgements, stewardship/impact reporting, recognition, engagement, and event planning. The Stewardship Coordinator would report directly to the Director of Donor Relations.

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

  1. Aids the Director of Donor Relations regarding execution of stewardship and impact reporting including, but not limited to, endowment reports, scholarship reports and impact reporting.
  2. Manages in-office inventory of recognition items for our general constituency, President’s Council, and other giving societies. This will include ordering inventory, managing Excel files, mail merging, and shipping.
  3. Works closely with the Director of Donor Relations and the Office of University Communications and Marketing to create stewardship mailings that correlate/promote Advancement events/initiatives. This may include updating President’s Council materials.
  4. Enhances communication with our donors through multiple channels: a quarterly newsletter, new/updated content for the Advancement pages on Harding’s website, President’s Council member mailings and email communications. This may include working with the Office of University Communications and Marketing and other campus sources to create relevant content.
  5. Develops and executes social media strategy/content for the President’s Council Facebook and Instagram pages. This will include working with the Office of University Communications and Marketing and other campus sources to find social media content that would inform and interest the President’s Council specifically.
  6. Coordinates details for on-campus donor centric events including, but not limited to, President’s Council, presidential inauguration, and the Centennial Campaign. This may include design of invitations, mailings/emails, and other relevant printed materials. Details such as organizing registration, food and beverage, room, and a/v reservations, plus setup and takedown would also be required, as would attendance at the events.
  7. Assists the Director of Donor Relations with planning and managing donor recognition programs including President’s Council and 1924 Society including coordination of gifts, naming opportunities, and other forms of public recognition.
  8. Responsible for other stewardship activities and projects related to the Centennial Campaign and other campaigns.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 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 and preferably previous communications/marketing 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.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with fundraising in higher education including communications and donor relations.
  • Knowledge of academic institution and feel a commitment to its mission, programs, and future aspirations.
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, warmly develop relationships with diverse constituencies, and simultaneously employ keen judgment.
  • Skills with marketing, project management, content creation (proficient writing skills) and time management.
  • Demonstrate vision and creativity that can be developed into strategy.
  • Results-oriented and task-driven.

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.

Admissions Counselor-Admissions

Open for hire: 07-29-2022

SUMMARY

The Admission Counselor's primary task is to generate inquiries, campus visits, applications, and commitment from prospective students in the assigned territory to meet assigned goals. Meet with parents and students on or off campus, visit targeted high schools, churches and participate in assigned college fairs. Maintaining communication flow with prospects is required to develop leads from prospect lists. The Admission Counselor communicates the features and benefits of attending Harding and works with financial aid to demonstrate feasibility.

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

  1. Develops an annual recruitment plan and activities to attain enrollment goals.
  2. Maintains excellent knowledge of University programs, benefits and advantages.
  3. Identifies opportunities to generate interest and applications from assigned territory, including high school and/or community college visits, college fairs, Harding receptions, and targeted events.
  4. Engages with prospective students utilizing prospect lists, referrals and event leads, moving them from lead to hot prospect to applicant to committed/enrolled.
  5. Initiates, plans, and executes special campaigns and events to meet objectives
  6. Coordinates with current students, parents and/or alumni organizations to generate leads and assist with the recruitment of prospective students.
  7. Conducts presentations to prospective students and their parents during individual campus visits and at on and off-campus events.
  8. Advises students and families of admission requirements, transfer guidelines, financial aid and scholarship information, residence life, etc.
  9. Provides follow-up to students and parents via phone, text, mail, email, and scheduled appointments in specific recruitment territory.
  10. Evaluates program effectiveness, assesses outcomes, and makes improvements to achieve goals; completes cost analyses and ROI calculations for programs/events.
  11. Supports planning, organizing and execution of promotional activities such as:
    1. Recruiting events
    2. Campus visit days
    3. Individual visits
    4. Other opportunities as identified

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

Bachelor’s degree and 0-3 years of experience related to assigned duties. Harding alumnus 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.
  • Working Autonomously-The ability to work without close supervision, taking responsibility to ensure tasks are completed on time, without error, and up to quality standards.
  • Personal Motivation-Setting work-related goals and striving to obtain them. This includes showing initiative, willingly accepting additional responsibility, and following through to ensure goals are met.
  • Interpersonal Communication-Communicating effectively with others in one-on-one or small group settings. This includes listening carefully to others, demonstrating an understanding, and constructively giving feedback.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Ability to plan, assess, and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Skill in the configuration and use of computerized database programs.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

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.
  • Valid driver’s license and have the ability to drive a car. Travel is required.

Patrol Officer (armed)-Public Safety

Open for hire: 08-10-2022

SUMMARY

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

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

  1. Responds to and handles emergency situations on campus.
  2. Patrols campus on foot and/or with various forms of transportation in order to detect and prevent crimes.
  3. Gives written and oral reports.
  4. Provides assistance to students, faculty, and staff with needs on campus such as locked vehicles, locked offices or apartments, and jump-starts.
  5. Provides assistance as needed to local law enforcement officials or emergency services personnel.
  6. Provides an armed response presence on campus

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to uphold the principles of the University. 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

Mandatory: Must be 21 years of age or older. Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Candidate must pass a comprehensive state and federal criminal background check, psychological examination, department of motor vehicle check, and drug screening. Candidate must successfully meet and/or complete all requirements to become an armed, commissioned security officer. Candidate must not have been convicted of any felony or Class A misdemeanor.

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 communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Skill in providing protection services to individuals on campus.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local traffic laws and regulations governing the operation of a commercial passenger vehicle.
  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Skill in building security and lock procedures.
  • Commissioned Officer Standards- Candidate must possess the ability to successfully pass written tests required by the State of Arkansas to become a commissioned security officer.
  • Candidate must possess the ability to understand and follow weapon handling and firearm range safety rules.
  • Candidate must possess the ability to demonstrate and maintain proficiency with department issued firearms in accordance with state and departmental standards.
  • Candidate must possess the ability to exercise good judgment in stressful 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 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 heavy objects including the lifting of people. Also requires frequent standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day. Requires moderate physical activity during armed training exercises and drills including running, climbing stairs, stooping, and bending over.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, including risks involved with carrying a firearm and risks associated with responding to potentially dangerous and violent situations, which require following basic safety precautions.

Events Coordinator/Office Manager Church Connections-College of Bible & Ministry

Open for hire: 08-10-2022

This position will be scheduled to work 35 hours per week during the academic year, reducing to 20 hours per week during the summers. It is benefit eligible.

SUMMARY

Supports the Assistant Dean for Church Connection and the activities within the Office for Church Connections. Under general supervision, communicates daily with ministers across the country, maintains office websites, plans events, including Lectureship, Ministry Fairs, Minister Visits, Preacher’s Workshops, etc., publishes a quarterly newsletter, and other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  1. Manage the Office for Church Connections and execute normal office responsibilities and activities for the Assistant Dean for Church Connections.
  2. Build and maintain relationships with constituent church leaders, both locally and around the country.
  3. Maintain database of church information and Office for Church Connections website.
  4. Generate letters, memos, emails and reports when appropriate, including Church Attendance Survey, minutes for committee meetings, etc.
  5. Coordinate COBAM-sponsored events.
  6. Hire, train, and supervise student workers and volunteers for special events.
  7. Perform 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 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 preferred, or equivalent 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.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and works well with all team members in the Office for Church Connections as well as across campus.
  • Work independently or collaboratively.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong proofreading/editing skills.
  • Have strong computer skills.
  • Be able to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Google office applications, CMS to a limited extent or to be trained in these applications.

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.

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