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: 07-30-2021)

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Positions

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

HVAC Technician-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 08-17-2020

SUMMARY

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

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

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Part-time Nurse-Student Health Services

Open for hire: 03-25-2021

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

SUMMARY

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Tax & Accounting Manager-Finance

Open for hire: 04-16-2021

SUMMARY

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Admissions Counselor-Admissions

Open for hire: 04-26-2021

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.

Grounds keeper-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 04-26-2021

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.

Preventive Maintenance Specialist-Physical Resources

Open for hire: 05-04-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs routine maintenance on HVAC and auxiliary systems.

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

  1. Performs routine maintenance on HVAC and auxiliary systems including changing filters, motors, coils, belts, bearings, etc.
  2. Assists Stockroom personnel by providing inventory control for preventive maintenance materials and equipment.
  3. Provides customer care for special events and services on campus.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

High School diploma or equivalent. Some college or technical school, or a minimum of 2 years experience in a similar field 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.
  • Ability to be detail oriented.
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical systems.
  • Ability to operate common hand tools.
  • Ability to operate material handlers, forklifts, man lifts and bucket trucks.
  • Knowledge of personal computers, with skills in MS Office.

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.

  • Considerable physical work. Heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects up to 70 pounds. Physical work is primary part of job.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks such as electrical voltage or chemicals, which require following basic safety precautions.

Office Assistant-Classroom Technology & Labs/AV

Open for hire: 05-25-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, provides assistance for the Center for Technology & Learning and Audio Visual department by performing secretarial functions, managing work orders, and maintaining supplies for labs.

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

  1. Provides secretarial services by answering phones, greeting visitors, maintaining files, processing mail, and maintaining office supplies.
  2. Monitors office and breakroom areas and equipment.
  3. Processes work orders by receiving calls, entering information into the work order system, and assigning to techs.
  4. Maintains daily schedule of work orders and AV events in various databases including EventPro.
  5. Maintains supplies for technology labs, replenishing and distributing supplies to lab supervisors as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

MINIMUM: High school graduate, GED; PREFERRED: Some college hours and/or previous office experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills.
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Database management skills.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Receptionist skills.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Calculate figures and amounts.
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Use MS Office applications (such as Word). Knowledge of Excel and Access is preferred.

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.

Armed Sergeant (2 openings)-Public Safety

Open for hire: 06-10-2021

SUMMARY

Oversees operations of patrolmen/office on the same shift by directing office response to critical incidents, assisting in planning and implementation of security for regularly scheduled events and special events, preparing and reviewing incident reports and providing an armed response presence on campus.

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

  1. Directs the departmental response to critical incidents. Provides notification to Departmental and University officials and/or emergency services personnel as needed.
  2. Supervises employees by:
    1. Informing the employees of the policies of the department and university and how they are expected to implement them,
    2. Directing and coordinating activities of employees on his/her shift,
    3. Seeing that the duties are carried out within the confines of federal and state law,
    4. Training employees,
    5. Counseling employees concerning work performance and administering discipline,
    6. And evaluating employees work performance.
  3. Prepares the work schedule for the shift and ensures that all necessary duties are performed satisfactorily.
  4. Assists in the planning and implementation of security for regularly scheduled events and special events.
  5. Writes and reviews incident reports for incidents occurring during the shift.
  6. Reports equipment repair needs to appropriate personnel.
  7. Answers inquiries concerning departmental policies in accordance with departmental and university guidelines.
  8. Assists local emergency services in response to incidents.
  9. 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

Preferred: Five years of security, law enforcement, and/or military experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Mandatory: Must be 21 years of age or older. 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 & 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.
  • Read and understand documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Write routine reports and correspondence.
  • 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.

Harding Fund Coordinator-Advancement

Open for hire: 06-11-2021

SUMMARY

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Stewardship Coordinator-Advancement

Open for hire: 06-11-2021

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, and engagement. 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 President’s Council events. 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.

Administrative Assistant (part-time)-Theatre Department

Open for hire: 06-17-2021

This position will be scheduled to work 20-25 hours/week year round and will be eligible for some benefits but will NOT be eligible for health insurance or tuition discount.

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, handles recruiting and retention contacts and tracking, gives tours to prospective students, answers and directs phone calls, supervises student office workers, enters overrides for course requests, runs and analyzes multiple Argos reports, gives information to callers and guests, acquires and distributes mail to department faculty and staff, oversees set-up and refreshments for multiple departmental meetings, and otherwise relieves faculty and staff of general clerical and printing work. 

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

  1. Provides administrative assistance and support to the Department of Theatre faculty and staff, including answering phones and greeting guests; making copies as needed; filing and maintaining records; preparing letters, reports, and other documents as needed; maintaining supplies; maintaining office equipment.
  2. Enters data such as overrides, scholarships, advisor information, etc. into Banner.
  3. Run and analyze multiple reports using Argos.
  4. Schedules and/or coordinates activities for department meetings.
  5. Manages student office workers, including scheduling their time and overseeing their performance.
  6. Serves as primary recruiter and retention specialist for the department, coordinating with Admissions and Financial Aid.
  7. Promotes awareness of department programs by participating in tours of facilities, academic fairs, Bison Bound, seminars, and other activities as needed.
  8. May involve travel to high school and community theatre programs.
  9. May run errands as needed 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 at a fully acceptable level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and other behaviors required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Knowledge generally acquired with a high school degree and three to six months of secretarial experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. College degree and experience with live theatre 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.
  • Ability to understand and apply information, analyze problems, identify viable solutions, and make well-informed decisions.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate specific events
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.
  • Ability to effectively use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, and Banner.
  • Receptionist skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Communications & Events Coordinator-University College

Open for hire: 06-25-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, designs, writes, and/or edits print, online, and social media content that engages the Harding community, particularly students, and increases the FYE Programs visibility in connecting students with people, programs, and other resources. Handles logistics and implements events for the First Year Experience and related programs within the Center for Student Success. Assists in coordinating and promoting a wide array of high profile events such as Stampede, Bison Bound, FYE and Transfer student retreats, Harding Hacks, HU Organizational Fair, and the year end (P) Reunion.

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

  1. Provides staff and office support for the dean, serving as a point of contact and liaison between FYE, students, and external constituencies on a range of day-to-day activities and issues
  2. Assists in coordinating and implementing programming targeting FY students including Bison Bound, Stampede and other events
  3. Organizes and facilitates meetings and special events; schedules and coordinates dates and times, venues, attendance, agendas, and facilities
  4. Designs, edits, and/or coordinates development and communication of informational and promotional materials for various divisions of the University College
  5. Assists in coordinating of the Peer Guide and Energy Group Leader programs
  6. Develops clear and concise content for websites, social media networks (specifically Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and print materials
  7. Works collaboratively with various campus departments, student groups, and outside organizations to develop and plan special events and programs
  8. Establishes, maintains, processes and/or updates data to maintain student records
  9. Performs a wide variety of assignments, sometimes confidential in nature, entering data, drafting, editing, revising, and printing letters, tables, reports, and other materials
  10. Supervises 1-2 student assistants

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 in Digital Media, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or related majors

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure. Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
  • Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion.
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.
  • Experience and/or aptitude for designing, creating, and editing online and printed promotional materials for email, web, social media, and digital displays
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Executive Assistant-Administrative Office Suite

Open for hire: 06-25-2021

SUMMARY

Provides administrative support for the Executive Suite Office which currently supports the Vice President of University Advancement and the Vice President of Enrollment Services. This includes planning and supporting events under the various departments of these vice presidents. Also provides direct support of the development office through processing the significant and complex pledges and gifts. Must have a strong understanding of various activities in this office so as to address questions from both internal constituents (various departments on campus) as well as external constituencies.

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

  1. Supports the Vice President of University Advancement and Vice President of Enrollment Services through coordinating meetings, scheduling appointments, travel arrangements, expense reports, and other various activities.
  2. Welcomes guests to the office by providing a professional and comfortable environment.
  3. Manages the various functions of the executive suite office including processing invoices, managing budgets, purchasing office supplies and other items, as well as supervising student workers.
  4. Plans events that impact multiple departments in the areas of advancement and enrollment services such as monthly/quarterly meetings, retreats, and celebrations.
  5. Process significant and complex gifts as part of the development office including stock gifts, gifts in kind, non-cash gifts, gift annuities, matching gifts, and electronic transfers.
  6. Process pledges in our system from our senior advancement officers.
  7. Maintains detailed records of various scholarship accounts, donor matching programs, and capital projects.
  8. Represents the offices of advancement and enrollment services in working with other departments across campus such as president’s office, finance office, provost office, athletics, and many others on a regular basis.
  9. Supports direct calls from our donor base and either addresses their questions or directs them to the right person.
  10. Strong understanding of Raiser’s Edge NXT to process all the information listed above as well as updating constituent information in the system.
  11. Strong understanding of Slate admissions software to support the enrollment services team.

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

College degree 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.
  • Skilled in communication and organization.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of and experience with PC Windows environment.
  • Ability to work with others as a team.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Administrative Assistant-Harding School of Theology (Memphis)

Open for hire: 07-06-2021

This position will be based on our campus in Memphis, TN.

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, provides support for the Director of Admissions and the Director of Advancement by performing office clerical functions. Responsible for manually processing applications for admission and financial gifts to Harding School of Theology. Coordinates external events designed to increase enrollment and funding. Greets visitors who enter the administration building and answers the school’s general telephone line.

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

  1. Enters data; creates emails; prints letters, tables, periodic reports, and related material.
  2. Accepts and screens calls; forwards calls to the appropriate party and takes messages.
  3. Schedules interviews and appointments for the Directors of Admissions and Advancement.
  4. Liaises with other school departments on administrative and operational matters.
  5. Orders, stocks, and distributes office supplies
  6. Performs records management within the school’s data systems
  7. Coordinates external events by securing locations, decorations, and food; creating invitations and guest lists; and managing outside vendors.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an individual to be a member in good standing with the church of Christ. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary to perform in the position. Successful job performance is defined as an individual able to complete each essential duty satisfactorily.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

College degree with at least six months of office experience and strong grammar skills.
Preferred: Two years of office experience with strong grammar and social media skills.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Adaptability – able and willing to change work practices, priorities, and procedures in response to changing conditions
  • Professionalism – maintains positive demeanor during difficult or uncomfortable situations, especially with the public
  • Creativity – uses imagination to produce attractive and inspiring external events. Finds inventive ways to effectively communicate with donors, students, prospective students, and the public
  • 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; meets or exceeds customer expectations and anticipates their needs
  • 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 Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word and Excel
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently; uses time wisely

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work is normally performed in an interior office environment
  • No or limited physical effort
  • No or limited exposure to physical risk

Theatre Teacher-Harding Academy

Open for hire: 07-08-2021

Applicants for this position please complete the Harding Academy Teacher application found here.

SUMMARY

Supervises students within the classroom and other assigned areas; develops lesson plans and delivers group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborates with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; responds to a wide range of inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding instructional activities and student progress.

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

  1. Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.
  2. Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  3. Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
  4. Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements.
  5. Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  6. Participates in a variety of meetings and trainings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  7. Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  8. Reports incidents for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Student Handbook and school policies.
  9. Cooperates with others (teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) to facilitate resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
  10. Supports other staff for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans.
  11. Performs other related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Valid teaching license from the State of Arkansas with Theatre certification preferred. Previous teaching experience 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.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to plan and implement promotional programs.
  • Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.
  • Skill in independent problem solving and ability to analyze situations and create action plans.
  • Ability to display tact and courtesy.

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.

  • May be subject to work environments that have exposure to weather or interiors with extremes of heat and/or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, and high noise levels.
  • May require periods of standing or walking, and the ability to lift objects.

Assistant Director Recreation Programs-Kinesiology

Open for hire: 07-09-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the Assistant Director of Recreation Programs assists the Director with the planning and implementation of various recreation programs on campus.

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

  1. Assists in the planning and implementation of recreation programs to include Social Club and Intramural sport activities.
  2. Assists with the organization of team sport activities, including tournaments; oversees scheduling of events and facilities for these activities.
  3. Provides online platform through “IMLeagues” software which provides scheduling and team standing information for participants.
  4. Supervises and trains student officials to participate in tournaments and other events; schedules and assigns student officials to each contest.
  5. Responsible for maintenance of outdoor facilities including softball, football, and soccer fields.
  6. During non-academic periods, assists the GAC manager with various activities and duties.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of recreational principles and objectives.
  • Database management skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
  • Ability to operate and maintain recreational equipment and facilities in area of specialty.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to recruit, train, supervise and motivate on-call and/or student employees and/or volunteers.

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.

Lab Tech-College of Pharmacy

Open for hire: 07-16-2021

SUMMARY

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Science degree in a science-related field. Pharmacy Technician Certification helpful but not required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Secondary Math Teacher (Coaching preferred)-Harding Academy

Open for hire: 07-23-2021

Candidates should complete the teacher application found here.

SUMMARY

Supervises students within the classroom and other assigned areas; develops lesson plans and delivers group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborates with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; responds to a wide range of inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding instructional activities and student progress.

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

  1. Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.
  2. Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  3. Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
  4. Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements.
  5. Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  6. Participates in a variety of meetings and trainings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  7. Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  8. Reports incidents for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Student Handbook and school policies.
  9. Cooperates with others (teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) to facilitate resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
  10. Supports other staff for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans.
  11. Performs other related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Valid teaching license from the State of Arkansas certified for Secondary Math. Coaching certification preferred. Previous teaching experience 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.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to plan and implement promotional programs.
  • Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.
  • Skill in independent problem solving and ability to analyze situations and create action plans.
  • Ability to display tact and courtesy.
  • Prefer ability to provide instruction for Baseball and one additional sport as Assistant Coach.

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.

  • May be subject to work environments that have exposure to weather or interiors with extremes of heat and/or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, and high noise levels.
  • May require periods of standing or walking, and the ability to lift objects.

Financial Aid Counselor-Financial Aid Services

Open for hire: 07-28-2021

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, within a centralized financial aid structure, advises students and parents regarding the financial aid process and provides information on available programs, procedures, and eligibility. Evaluates students’ financial aid requests and makes award adjustments and recalculations. May review and adjudicate academic progress appeals.

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

  1. Provides advice and counsel about available financial aid opportunities, eligibility requirements and the application process to students and parents; analyzes and evaluates financial aid eligibility for students.
  2. Exercises judgment to determine if adjustments should be made; makes award adjustments and recalculations on less complex cases, as appropriate.
  3. Reviews loan related financial documents for accuracy and provides signature approval/disapproval.
  4. May participate in the review and adjudication of appeals for scholarships and academic progress.
  5. 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

Minimum: High school diploma or GED with 1 year office customer service experience.
Preferred: 3 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

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
  • Knowledge of financial aid policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to present educational programs, workshops and/or orientations.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to the provision of student financial aid.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software 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.

Office Assistant (part-time)-Harding Press

Open for hire: 08-04-2021

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

SUMMARY

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Lead AV Technician-Classroom Technology & Labs/AV

Open for hire: 08-06-2021

Summary

Responsible for identifying the audio-visual needs for University sponsored events including setting up, running and taking down University-owned audio-visual equipment for these events in a timely and professional manner. The Audio-Visual Lead Technician will work closely with the support technician, as well as student workers to support the audio-visual needs of the University. This includes scheduling student workers to run equipment for events, providing routine maintenance on classroom projectors and replacing when necessary. The Audio-Visual Lead Technician should be familiar (proficiency is preferred) with audio visual industry standards as set by ANSI/InfoComm.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Setup and operate AV equipment, as needed such as soundboard/mixer, EQ, mics, speakers (indoor, outdoor, large venue, portable)
  2. Ensure/Oversee daily operation of AV chapel.
  3. Ensure AV operations in Benson for special events
  4. Provide AV support to all areas of Harding campuses.
  5. Develop plans to meet the customer’s AV needs, including providing options and making equipment suggestions.
  6. Responsible for personnel; including hiring, directing, evaluation, and terminating AV personnel as needed.
  7. Schedule technicians and student workers for events, as well as ensuring in-room technician for special events and presentations.
    1. Evaluate events and designate which ones may require a techs presence instead of or in addition to a student worker.
  8. Schedule and assign tasks to Audio Visual Support Technician and student workers
  9. Maintain quality control by developing procedures and policies to ensure:
    1. appropriate AV equipment is delivered, set up and in good working condition
    2. equipment checks are performed on incoming and outgoing equipment
    3. train customers in the use of basic AV equipment and controls
    4. provide analysis and feedback to enhance day to day operations
  10. Maintain quality control by developing and evaluating feedback
  11. Assist Classroom Technology & Labs with technical support in opening/closing
    and troubleshooting tickets.
  12. Maintain equipment storage areas and lists of onsite supplies and equipment, including a well-stocked inventory.
  13. Maintain accurate inventory of Harding owned AV equipment.
  14. Maintain accurate records of all AV requests.
  15. Supervise, train, and work with technicians and student workers on various AV equipment and setups.
  16. Supervise the Audio-Visual Support Technician including managing work schedules, assigning events and approving timesheets.
  17. Work with outside vendors to complete project management tasks such as new construction, upgrades or maintenance on audio visual systems across campus.
  18. Keep up to date with latest AV technology, trends and regulations.
  19. Work within and out of normal office hours, as needed. Normal working hours are 8 am to 5 pm.

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 equivalent. Minimum of two years directly related audio/visual experience. Experience in supervising others to effectively complete a task or tasks.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Cooperation - Openly shares/receives information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the work group's goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the client, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the client to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the client.
  • Leadership - Ability to keep employees motivated, resolve conflicts and make important decisions.
  • Teamwork - Ability to work closely with the Manager of AV Media and Classroom Technology, the customer and outside vendors to complete project management tasks.
  • 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.
  • Communication - Excellent interpersonal skills to interface constantly with customer.
  • Delegation - Able to delegate tasks and events to ensure completed or ran as efficiently and effectively as possible.
  • Current knowledge of audio/visual field and procedures, techniques and methodologies
  • CTS or other audio-visual certification preferable
  • Be able to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and oversee work schedules of student workers
  • Ability to work well independently and effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to adjust work hours necessary to meet program needs. Will require evening and weekend hours during special events.
  • Understanding of digital networks and infrastructure technologies.
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions.
  • Working knowledge of general business software including.
    spreadsheets (Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel), word processors (Google Docs, Microsoft Word), Harding’s email. calendaring and collaboration tools (currently Google Apps for Education).
  • Ability to drive a vehicle such as a golf cart.

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.

  • Performs frequent physical exertion: standing, walking, bending, twisting, kneeling, reaching above shoulder level, pushing, pulling, lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs. frequently.
  • Some exposure to physical risk.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Will involve some work at heights

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