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: 08-16-2019)

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.

Assistant Director-Mitchell Center

Open for hire: 05-15-2019

SUMMARY

Under limited supervision, designs, creates, and edits the hard copy and web version of Leadership and Ministry Publications. Works with various social media platforms to provide an interactive experience with all publications, communication and service. The position provides administrative support for the office and Executive Director. Under general supervision, assists directors of the Mitchell Center and Center for Family Ministries. Maintains supplies, assists with student worker scheduling. Provides assistance and support for Spring Break Missions, HU Service Central, Sync/Swim, The Experience, Church Connection Seminars, SAFE Camp Certification, Uplift Nicaragua, Harding Lectureship and Uplift.

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

  1. Develops ideas for articles and interviews that target the specific audience and mission of the Mitchell Center.
  2. Writes articles for print and web copies for publication; conducts interviews over the phone and in person.
  3. Develops and designs content for publication in print and social media to work with media platforms.
  4. Designs spread layouts and web graphics.
  5. Oversees student designers and writers, approves articles by student writers and other outside contributing writers.
  6. Edits all text, graphics and photos for Mitchell Center communications and publication.
  7. Works with printing companies for the annual printed issue.
  8. Receives and tracks assessment records for the Mitchell Center. Assists with spring break missions and Uplift as needed.
  9. Manages the funds/budget for HU Service Central and allocates the funds accordingly. Maintains recordkeeping of expenses and income. 
  10. Performs general clerical assistance to the office by answering the phone and greeting guests, giving information and/or routing the call/guest to the appropriate person.

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.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, 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 records.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills.
  • Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • Effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers, 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.

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

Instructional Designer - Information Systems & Technology

Open For Hire - August 7, 2019

Summary

The Instructional Designer (ID) works with faculty and provides instructional design support in developing online (including hybrid) courses.  Using the recognized quality measures the ID will design and implement instruction for better learning for existing and new online courses.  The ID is expected to create and teach workshops/training for faculty on pedagogy, instructional applications or technology, and course design methods.  The ID keeps abreast of current research, trends, and practices in instructional design and educational technology in higher education.

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

  1. Evaluate online courses using recognized quality measures.
  2. Work with faculty individually or in collaboration with subject matter experts in designing online courses and redesigning existing courses.
  3. Designs and/or facilitates training workshops for faculty on innovative teaching methods, instructional design, online course design, and various instructional technologies.
  4. Assists in planning and presentation of the Faculty Technology Showcase and the Spring Colloquium Series.
  5. Maintains the Center for Learning with Technology’s webpage which includes FAQs, help guides, tutorials, and other material.
  6. Develops learning objects in a variety of formats including print, graphics, audio, video, and animation technologies to support online coursework, programs, and the Center for Learning with Technology events.
  7. Assists in supervising student workers and a Graduate Assistant.
  8. Administers the license and support foe relevant technology.
  9. Maintain currency in current best practices in the field and promote the use of instructional technology.
  10. Other appropriate 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

In general, the minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree instructional design, education, educational technology or instruction and curriculum.  A master’s degree will be given strong preference.

Other experience in course design, online course design, curriculum design, training or e-learning.  Basic understanding of pedagogical research, instructional curriculum, syllabi, and instructional application of technology integration in learning.  Experience in working with current technology and multimedia.

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 also:

  • Be self-directed with good analytical and organizational skills
  • Possess good communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, as they are in daily contact with, and must work well with, faculty and staff members of Harding University
  • Have an inquisitive mind, and a leaning for creative and logical thought
  • Ability to collaborate and to help guide the efforts of the project team


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.

Pre-K Assistant Teacher - Harding Academy

Open for hire: 08-21-2019

SUMMARY

Assist lead teacher in classroom with lessons, activities, and playground duty for 3 or 4 year old children and participate in the upkeep of the classroom.  Work with HU students as a part of their training.

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

  • Meet the physical needs of the children in the classroom and on the playground: hygiene; safety; recreation; and serving meals and snacks. 
  • Assist the teacher with lessons and supervise activities. 
  • Provide clean, safe, and attractive environment for children and parents.

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

MINIMUM: High school diploma or GED with three to six months experience.  CDA certificate required or enrolled in next available course.

Dispatcher (evening shift)-Public Safety

Open for hire: 08-23-2019

SUMMARY

Under indirect supervision, performs a range of administrative and support activities in support of the shift supervisor and departmental operations such as, answering routine and emergency calls and in-person inquiries; directing departmental resources to respond to calls for service and emergency situations; assisting the shift supervisor in calling and coordinating with local emergency service providers (Police, Fire, EMS); assisting supervisor in scheduling manpower for events; operating and in some cases managing software packages that assist in departmental operations (Report & Dispatch Software, Security Video Management Software, Card Access Control Software, Weapons check-in and out Software, Emergency Notification Software, Scheduling Software, etc.)

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 as required for both routine calls for service and emergencies on campus or involving campus personnel.
  2. May provide emergency instructions over the phone until officers arrive on the scene (i.e. CPR directions, instructions what to do in the event of a violent encounter, etc…)
  3. Prioritizes and dispatches both unarmed student personnel and armed officers to calls for service and emergency situations, assisting the shift supervisor in tracking and assigning work for 4-20+ shift employees depending on the number and type of events during any given shift.
  4. Maintains an electronic log of departmental activity, writes routine reports and documents information that is required for compliance with University, State and Federal regulations or law.
  5. Operates and in some cases helps manage software systems including dispatch software, incident report software, security video management software, card access control and ID software, firearms check-in and check-out software and emergency notification software.
  6. Assists the shift supervisor in scheduling personnel to staff events on campus (i.e. athletic events, concerts, speakers, etc…)
  7. Coordinates with other offices in scheduling access to and locking of facilities campus-wide.
  8. May perform specialized services of a routine clerical/administrative nature in strict accordance with established procedural guidelines, as appropriate to the position with special emphasis on maintaining confidentiality related to sensitive information.
  9. 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

High school diploma or GED with previous experience in a related customer-service or security/law enforcement oriented field preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and other University employees 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 work in a stressful environment, communicating clearly and effectively during an emergency.
  • Ability to learn, use and manage multiple software packages utilized by the department.
  • Ability to achieve certifications in software applications as needed.
  • Ability to complete CPR/First Aid/Medical First Responder Training
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks and communications in a fast-paced and frequently changing environment.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and sensitive information.
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to make independent decisions within the parameters of University and departmental policies, procedures and expectations while reporting to a shift supervisor, the Assistant Director and Director.
  • Organizing and coordinating 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.
  • Limited physical effort required (may be called to perform CPR and first aid).
  • Limited exposure to physical risk (occasional exposure with personal protective equipment to blood-borne pathogens when administering first aid.)
  • Work does include responding appropriately to calls and reports of very stressful situations including crimes, medical emergencies, natural disasters and other situations that require an immediate appropriate response.

Administrative Assistant-University Communications & Marketing

Open for hire: 08-23-2019

SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, performs a range of office and administrative support activities for the fast paced University Communications and Marketing department. Handles phone calls and inquiries regarding various University events and activities as well as provides operational support such as arranging events and meetings, booking travel, ordering supplies and processing expense reports and invoices.

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

  1. Answers department telephones, greets and directs visitors, responds to general inquiries about University events and activities.
  2. Provides administrative support to UCM team including booking travel, completing expense reports and ordering office supplies
  3. Schedules and coordinates department meetings and events including logistics, food and supplies
  4. Handles daily mail including outgoing mail processing, incoming mail pick up and distribution.
  5. Utilizes project management software (Basecamp) to track and manage tasks.
  6. Manages postal accounts for University publications including business reply mail, non-profit postage permits, returned mail, and electronic payments.
  7. Processes department invoices, department cost allocations and invoice tracking
  8. Maintains office equipment rental and maintenance contracts
  9. Researches and orders promotional merchandise as needed
  10. Coordinates purchase requests for department
  11. Maintains print sample files and catalogues
  12. Manages University events calendar
  13. Keying copy and corrections as needed
  14. Ensures completion and submission of student worker time sheets
  15. Gathers student data from campus database?
  16. Coordinates space reservations for various advertising placements

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 and 3-5 years administrative or operations experience.

KNOWLEDGE, 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 a helpful 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
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; completes tasks accurately and on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite

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