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: 02-14-2020)

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Staff Transfer Request pdf

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Positions

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

Costume Designer/Costume Shop Supervisor-Theatre

Open for hire: 06-29-2019

SUMMARY

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

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

  1. Designs or co-designs costumes and soft goods as assigned.
  2. Sews, constructs and fits costumes and soft goods.
  3. Locates and purchases materials for costumes and soft goods.
  4. Supervises costume staff and trains student workers and volunteers.
  5. Organizes and maintains all supplies and inventories.
  6. Maintains budget records.
  7. Maintains shop equipment.
  8. Cleans and launders costumes as needed.
  9. Attends rehearsals and performances as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Education and/or Experience

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILLITIES

  • Cooperation-Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers/students and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup's goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation- Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability- consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and on budget and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Ability to sew
  • Ability to design costumes
  • Ability to accurately plan the materials needed for a particular project
  • Ability to create custom patterns
  • Ability to organize a shop and student workers/volunteers
  • Ability to maintain appropriate records
  • Ability to be creative while still meeting deadlines
  • Ability to communicate design plans to all necessary participants in a project
  • Ability to teach and train students in costume design and construction
  • Ability to execute costumes designed by themselves as well as others
  • Standard office computer skills including spreadsheets and databases
  • Must be able to communicate orally and in writing

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Requires lifting and carrying clothing and other fabric material, up to 50 pounds
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

Part-time Nurse-Student Health Services

Open for hire: 10-18-2019

This position will be scheduled for 1-2 days per week. It is not eligible for benefits.

SUMMARY

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

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

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

 

Director of Church Outreach-Church Relations

Open for hire: 12-06-2019

SUMMARY

The Director of Church Outreach works under the supervision of the Vice President of Church Relations to support the university’s goal of being a more diverse and inclusive community of faith. This includes working off-campus to establish and/or strengthen relationships with constituent churches. The Director will also work on-campus to help ensure that the university maintains a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students.

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

  1. Strengthens current relationships, and builds new ones, between Harding University and the Churches of Christ.
  2. Effectively communicates the mission, vision, and specific resources that Harding has to offer students and their churches.
  3. Organizes relationship-building and service-providing activities such as regional minister’s luncheons, Harding on the Go events, and Minister Visit Days. Coordinates events on campus for various organizations.
  4. Serves on the Multi-Cultural Consortium, Diversity Committee, Chapel Committee, and Lectureship Committee and supports the goals of those groups.
  5. Represents Harding at events such as the Church of Christ National Lectureship.
  6. Partners with the Admissions Office for various recruiting efforts.
  7. Partners with the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations to strengthen alumni ties.
  8. Supervises student worker to support the activities in this office.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree required; master’s degree is preferred. Ministry experience in, and familiarity with, Churches of Christ.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & OTHER

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. Available for work on a consistent and timely basis with infrequent unplanned absences.
  • Confidentiality – Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with fundraising in higher education.
  • Knowledge of academic institution and feel a commitment to its mission, programs, and future aspirations.
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, warmly develop relationships with diverse constituencies, and simultaneously employ keen judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills.
  • Skills with marketing and project management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

Vault Cashier-Business Office

Open for hire: 01-06-2020

SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, prepare various deposits daily for the bank. Prepares transfers for Finance office. Prepares journal entries. Maintains cash in vault for cashiers and departmental paid outs. Make change for other offices and prepare cash boxes or bags as needed by other departments for their activities. Ensures vault is balanced daily.

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

  1. Retrieve daily deposit report, verifies each deposit from cashiers and loan account managers. Prepares and coordinates bank transfers and check deposits to send to appropriate bank(s) as needed for Finance. Writes and copies journal entries for each deposit sent to bank, as well as Wire Transfer’s and ACH’s payments posted to student accounts; sends journal entries to Finance. Posts wire transfers to University bank account to student account it is intended to pay. Retrieves daily CashNet ACH deposit report and writes journal entry.
  2. Verifies cash for checks to be cashed. Prepares change orders as needed from bank. Verifies change orders when received.
  3. Provides change funds for other offices for special events by exchanging cash or checks for change needed or by posting Cash Advance requests to individual account responsible for advance.
  4. Balances vault each morning when vault is unlocked and each evening before vault is locked.
  5. Reimburse cashiers for paid-outs, post paid-outs to department account as requested, total paid-outs weekly or as needed to request reimbursement for vault from Finance.
  6. Verifies and posts deposits for Bookstore, HU & HA ballgames, Heritage Inn, Laundry Machines, Library Machines, student account payments, department & organization miscellaneous deposits, loan checks, foreign check exchange rate differences and fees, etc.
  7. Assists cashiers as needed.
  8. Balances nightly items posted in Banner. Balances & verifies daily credit card transactions & send duplicate report to Finance.
  9. Processes foreign check thru bank collection procedures & applies appropriate exchange amounts or fees as soon as available from bank.
  10. Assists customers with information 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

Knowledge generally acquired with a high school degree with six months customer service/office experience. Cashier, retail, teller, or data entry experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Cooperation - Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve the workgroup’s goals; puts the interest of the University/unit ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Understands the perspective and requirements of the customer, both internal and external; does what it takes to serve the customer to meet or exceed their expectations and anticipates future needs of the customer.
  • Dependability - Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Confidentiality - Understands and respects University policy and state and federal regulations concerning the restrictions of information disclosure.
  • Knowledge of cashiering and cash management principles, systems, procedures, and standards.
  • Read and understand instructions.
  • Use common sense to carry out written or oral instructions.
  • Use a 10-key calculator.
  • Knowledge of cash management principles and/or procedures.
  • Account balancing skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate accounting information, policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by the customer.
  • Ability to calculate numbers, correct entries, and post to records.
  • Ability to operate in a Windows operating system. Knowledge of MS Excel is preferred.
  • Ability to focus and maintain attention to detail.

PHYSICAL DEMAND

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.

Finance Systems Analyst-Finance

Open for hire: 01-14-2020

SUMMARY

As a member of the Finance team, the Finance Systems Analyst is responsible for the coordination of the technical and non-technical aspects of Harding’s enterprise resource planning solution (ERP), Banner, and its tie-in applications, as well as any future ERP system. The analyst is expected to provide leadership, guidance and training to Banner Finance users; assist in the compilation and analysis of financial reports along with other monthly duties as outlined below.

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

  1. Problem solving functional-technical issues within the finance office
  2. Manage and maintain Harding’s chart of accounts within the ERP system by:
    1. Creating new funds, organizations, accounts and program codes
    2. Structuring the chart of accounts to facilitate smooth reporting and work flow
    3. Structuring the chart of accounts to facilitate appropriate internal controls and budgeting (fund/org security)
  3. Manage and maintain Harding’s in-house financial reporting system, HURS, including:
    1. Accounting string assignments within the HURS structure
    2. Creating new MS Access queries based on ad-hoc report requests
    3. Maintaining reporting structures required for various report formats, such as audit-basis and budget-basis.
  4. Compile annual audit, 990, quarterly in-house financials and budget financial reports
  5. Compile and prepare monthly operational reports for Harding Place
  6. Plan year-end closing procedures for annual audit and coordinate audit workpaper flows between Harding and external auditors
  7. Detailed analysis of financial data for use in historical reporting, forecasting, budgeting, and variance explanations, including ratio and trend analysis reports comparing Harding with various benchmarks.
  8. Reconciling tax-exempt bond activity with the general ledger, making monthly payments to the bond trustee according to the amortization schedules and responding to requests from the bond trustee, facilitating new debt issues as requested by University administration.
  9. Review and maintain the endowment distribution spreadsheet used to allocate earnings to individual endowment funds on a monthly basis.
  10. Develop hands-on functional use of complex integrated software systems, such as Banner, MBS for the Bookstore and TMS for Physical Resources, including invoice integration of these systems.
  11. Investment management
    1. Open and close investment accounts.
    2. Reconcile investment activity to the G/L monthly and monitoring activity
    3. Calculating investment pool returns
    4. Periodic reporting to the investment committee
  12. Reconcile various GL clearing accounts
  13. Assist with the preparation of University’s tax returns.
  14. Manage cash and lines of credit daily; facilitate opening and closing bank accounts.
  15. May lead staff and/or student employee as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in accounting with three to five years of experience in the accounting field and three years of experience in creating financial reports. CPA preferred 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.
  • Read and understand professional documents pertaining to the accounting field.
  • Summarize financial data into meaningful, auditable financial statements.
  • Write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Speak effectively in one-on-one situations.
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Preferred to have knowledge of accounting software.

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.

Articulation Coordinator-Registrar's Office

Open for hire: 02-21-2020

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, develops and maintains articulation agreements with targeted schools. Coordinates efforts with the Undergraduate Recruiter for Multicultural and Transfer Students to develop and manage relationships with targeted schools, create programs, and promote events to increase student awareness of the transfer process from initial enrollment to transfer. Under supervision of the Registrar’s Office Transfer Coordinator, serves as a point of contact for high school students and parents inquiring about transferring dual-enrollment credit to Harding after high school. Actively participates in advising H/S dual-enrolled students in course selection to optimize the efficiency of their enrollment at Harding. Assists transfer coordinator in maintaining the transfer equivalency databases and posting transfer work to Harding transcripts.

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

  1. Works with office of the registrar to evaluate and streamline processes to admit transfer and dual-enrollment students.
  2. Serves as an advisor to parents and high school students currently engaged in dual-enrollment courses at their local High School, with a goal of guiding students to choose courses that satisfy degree or liberal arts requirements at Harding, reducing the number of students arriving with courses that do not move them closer to a Harding graduation.
  3. Assists Transfer Coordinator in posting incoming transfer credit to Harding transcripts.
  4. Seeks approval for course equivalencies from Deans and/or Department Chairs when necessary.
  5. Posts course equivalencies in Uachieve and TES, under supervision of Transfer Coordinator.
  6. Develops and maintains articulation agreements with targeted colleges
  7. Works with targeted high schools to develop dual enrollment agreements
  8. Maintains excellent relationships and communications with partner schools to ensure requirements are fulfilled and adjustments are made as needed
  9. Ensures recruitment goals are met related to dual enrollment and transfer students
  10. Creates promotions, programs and events to support recruitment and enrollment of students from targeted schools and others
  11. Works with transfer recruiter to develop strategies and tactics to support transfer students such as promotions, communications and events to attract transfer students
  12. May represent Harding and related functions and events.

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

3 to 5 years experience in the following areas: undergraduate student recruitment; experience utilizing an Information System, in a higher education system is preferred. Undergraduate degree from Harding and some community college background desired. Must be able to become an expert on Harding degree and liberal arts requirements and advise prospective students with accurate information.

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. 
  • 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. 
  • Consistently takes responsibility for completing work on time and follows through on commitments; acts with integrity and trustworthiness. 
  • The ability to work without close supervision, taking responsibility to ensure tasks are completed on time, without error, and up to quality standards. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience in development of analytic reporting using Excel and Access. Excellent communication and management/supervision skills, administrative system implementation experience, strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Superior customer service experience.
  • Strong organizational communication skills written/verbal.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment.

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.

Postal Services Technician-Postal Services

Open for hire: 02-21-2020

SUMMARY

Under direct supervision provides bulk-mailing service to the various departments on campus, sorts and distributes the federal and campus mail to correct boxes for students, faculty, and staff; assists customers at the window answering questions and the delivery of packages processes and delivers incoming mail and parcels to customers. Performs a range of basic office support activities for the department such as answering phones, directing calls, providing customer service, and performing routine clerical duties, data entry, and/or word processing work as assigned.

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

  1. Reads production order to determine type and size of publication scheduled for mailing.
  2. Determines the postal rate for mail.
  3. Adjusts guides, rollers, card inserter, folder, tabber, labeler, scales, and strapping machines.
  4. Runs mailing machines and observes operation to detect evidence of malfunctions throughout production run.
  5. Makes adjustments to machines to run product or clear jams.
  6. Records production according to customer name and account number.
  7. Uses personal computer with specialized software to process addresses.
  8. Performs clerical duties such as answering the phone, copying, filing, and answering questions posed by customers.
  9. Provides customer service at the federal window by selling stamps, offering special postal applications, and answering questions.
  10. May prepare daily reports including bank deposits, money order sales, mail counts, and account balances.
  11. Processes outgoing federal mail.
  12. Receives and processes all categories of mail and parcels
  13. Delivers mail and parcels to customers at the Campus Mail Customer Service windows
  14. Routes incoming mail; distributes correspondence and other material to department staff/faculty.
  15. Forwards/redirects undeliverable mail.
  16. Performs a variety of routine typing and data entry assignments as appropriate to the position; prepare customer invoices, draft basic correspondence, print letters, labels, reports, and/or other materials; types and mails form letters.
  17. Prepares and transmit facsimiles for the unit.
  18. Establishes, maintains, processes, and/or updates files, records, and/or other documents.
  19. 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

Knowledge generally acquired with a high school diploma.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Job Knowledge - Ability to use the knowledge required to perform the tasks required for effective job performance. This includes having specific understanding in the unique aspects of the job such as the workflow of the Post Office, as well as having computer skills needed for effective job performance. Computer skills include knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word. Additional knowledge will be required to use Banner, eConnect and the University’s forwarding systems.
  • Attitude - Ability to remain composed and professional and maintain a positive demeanor during difficult or uncomfortable interactions with others or when faced with stressful situations.
  • Initiative - Taking constructive action at work without being asked; this includes taking the lead in performing tasks or promoting new, innovative ideas or work methods.
  • Communication/Listening Skills - 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 sort, check, count, and verify numbers.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Customer Service - Delivers service in a pleasant, happy and upbeat manner. Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments. Follows up to ensure problem solved.
  • Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Provides assistance to other team members and departments in an ungrudgingly manner.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently. Keeps work processes organized and in control, e.g., has files set up, workplace organized.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; completes tasks accurately and on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills.
  • Ability to prepare and print routine correspondence, labels, and/or other basic written material.
  • Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.
  • 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.
  • Some physical effort required; lifting and/or moving up to 45 pounds.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Senior Advancement Officer-Advancement

Open for hire: 02-21-2020

This position will primarily serve the state of Texas and will not be based on the Searcy campus.

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, provides and/or participates in the role of direct fundraising for the university. Primary focus of attention and time is on donors with the ability to give major gifts (as defined by the Advancement Office) to the university. Independently identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards individual and corporate donor and/or sponsorship prospects in accordance with established giving plans, policies, and parameters. Participates and/or provides leadership, as appropriate, in the various programs of the advancement office within pre-established development goals, strategies, and objectives. 

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

  1. Develop and maintain a portfolio of major donor prospects and set and carry out strategies for cultivation and solicitation of these prospects. Solicitations may include unrestricted gifts, restricted gifts, capital gifts, endowment gifts and other deferred gifts through involvement of the Center for Charitable Estate Planning.
  2. With the support of the prospect researcher and VP of Advancement, constantly monitor and adjust the portfolio to include new discovery donors and removal of donors who do not fit the criteria of major donors.
  3. Participate in the ongoing prospect research meetings to review the current stages of the donors in portfolio and develop a strategy for ongoing donor movement activities.
  4. Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
    1. Identify and qualify potential donors for gifts to the university with a focus on major donors
    2. Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them
    3. Make solicitations when appropriate
    4. Maintain stewardship contacts with donors
  5. Utilizes the Blackbaud CRM to enter contact reports for personal visits, proposals along with results, and other information as established related to officer metrics.
  6. Makes travel plans to visit with donors as part of the overall strategy with the goal to annual visit each prospect in the portfolio.
  7. Works collaboratively with and in support of other development staff, other College representatives, and volunteers to cultivate and solicit donors for appropriate priorities.
  8. Must be a highly energetic professional who demonstrates the highest ethical standards, reflecting optimism and a positive attitude, and conveying sensitivity to the needs of the donors.
  9. Plans and coordinates a variety of fundraising programs, events, and other activities designed to increase success in private fundraising for the University.
  10. Maintains database files and records including those used to track contributions and maintain accurate mailing lists.
  11. May represent the University at business and community meetings; may conduct tours and/or give presentations.
  12. Significant travel is required.

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. 3 to 5 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Cooperation – Openly shares information, knowledge and expertise with co-workers and cooperates with other members to achieve departmental goals; puts the interest of the University ahead of accomplishing individual goals.
  • Service Orientation - Actively seeks to understand the expectations and perspectives of University donors and contacts, and University administration. Goes above and beyond in fulfilling departmental expectations.
  • Dependability - Acts with integrity and trustworthiness in representing the University to all entities. Follows through with commitments in a timely manner.
  • Skills in maintaining records.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to make evaluative judgments.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of constituency and/or fund development methods.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Harding University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability or prior military service. Preference is given to persons whose lives exhibit respect for and support of the goals of Christian education. Unlawful discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable laws.

Your Right to Know

The safety and security of the Harding community are a major concern for the Public Safety Department. Information about campus security, safety programs and procedures, fire statistics, and crime statistics is available in compliance with the Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. You can obtain a copy of the annual security and fire report or contact the Harding University Department of Public Safety.

Contact Us

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5p.m. Monday-Friday

Location: back of the Ezell building

Mailing address:
Harding University
Human Resources
Box 12257
Searcy, AR 72149-5615