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: 11-12-2019)

Employment Forms

Online Employment Application

Employment Application (printable) pdf

Online Staff Transfer Request

Staff Transfer Request pdf

If you have difficulty in downloading the PDF's above visit Adobe Support for help with downloading or contact hr@harding.edu and they can mail you the forms.

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.

Costume Designer/Costume Shop Supervisor-Theatre

Open for hire: 06-29-2019

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, this position is primarily responsible for the oversight of the theatrical costume shop as well as design and execution of costumes for the university theatre program. Performs a wide range of costuming tasks to achieve successful productions and model professional practices.

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

  1. Designs or co-designs costumes and soft goods as assigned.
  2. Sews, constructs and fits costumes and soft goods.
  3. Locates and purchases materials for costumes and soft goods.
  4. Supervises costume staff and trains student workers and volunteers.
  5. Organizes and maintains all supplies and inventories.
  6. Maintains budget records.
  7. Maintains shop equipment.
  8. Cleans and launders costumes as needed.
  9. Attends rehearsals and performances 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 satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

Required: Experience with theatrical costume design and construction.
Preferred: Master of Fine Arts degree in applicable field such as theatre costume design. Experience with theatrical costume design and construction as well as shop supervisory experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILLITIES

  • Cooperation-Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers/students 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 on budget and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Ability to sew
  • Ability to design costumes
  • Ability to accurately plan the materials needed for a particular project
  • Ability to create custom patterns
  • Ability to organize a shop and student workers/volunteers
  • Ability to maintain appropriate records
  • Ability to be creative while still meeting deadlines
  • Ability to communicate design plans to all necessary participants in a project
  • Ability to teach and train students in costume design and construction
  • Ability to execute costumes designed by themselves as well as others
  • Standard office computer skills including spreadsheets and databases
  • Must be able to communicate orally and in writing

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.
  • Requires lifting and carrying clothing and other fabric material, up to 50 pounds
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

Director, Center for Charitable Estate Planning-Advancement

Open for hire: 08-30-2019

SUMMARY

The Director of the Center for Charitable Estate Planning (CCEP) supports the various aspects and methods of planned giving for the Office of University Advancement. This includes identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts as well as supporting the activities of the senior gift officers. Other activities include marketing the program, publishing newsletter, supporting Legacy Society, supporting scholarship activities, and staying abreast of current tax and legal aspects of philanthropic giving.

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

  1. Partner with Advancement to close outright and planned gifts that include bequest intentions, charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, retained life estates, qualified individual retirement account distributions, life insurance policies, commercial annuities, and donor advised fund gifts.
  2. Identify, cultivate and solicit planned gifts. Discover and qualify new prospects. This includes publishing a bi-weekly newsletter, developing and mailing marketing materials and meeting with donors to discuss their estate plans and how they want to give to Harding via planned giving.
  3. Perform overall planning, coordination and staging of the educational and stewardship events for prospects, donors, development staff, and charitable gift planning education for current and prospective donors. Continue with follow-up activities necessary to maximize the benefits of these educational and/or cultivation events.
  4. Create and support a Legacy Society to honor and steward current donors and to encourage endowment gifts and planned gifts (over 800 deferred pledge donors to date).
  5. Maintain best practice technical expertise in the field of gift planning with an emphasis on current tax and legal aspects of philanthropic giving; apply expertise clearly in discussions with colleagues, donors, prospective donors and their advisors.
  6. Communicate with beneficiaries of charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts as needed.
  7. Develop and create scholarship documents and other gift agreements in keeping with Harding’s mission and policies and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including the U.S. Tax Code and UPMIFA (Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act).
  8. Supervise administrative assistant to support the activities in this office.
  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.

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 required; a J.D., C.F.P., or C.P.A. is preferred. Experience in charitable gift planning at a non-profit institution and/or equivalent experience in the legal or financial services profession such as a bank trust officer 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.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with fundraising in higher education.
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills.
  • Skills with marketing and project management.

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.

Part-time Nurse-Student Health Services

Open for hire: 10-18-2019

This position will be scheduled for 1-2 days per week. It 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

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.
  • 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.

 

Armed Officer-Public Safety

Open for hire: 10-22-2019

This position will be scheduled for midnight shifts (12:00 am-8:00 am) Sunday-Thursday.

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 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

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.

Admissions Counselor-Admissions

Open for hire: 10-22-2019

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.

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