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STAFF VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS


Applications for staff positions at Ouachita Baptist University are always accepted. Once a vacancy has occurred, the department head, supervisor or director will consider all qualified applicants. Interviews will follow based on skills, qualifications and references of the prospective employee as provided on their individual application. All applications are kept on file for six months. Download the staff application and return completed applications to:

Office of Human Resources
410 Ouachita Street, OBU Box 3772
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001

Title: Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Supervisor: Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)

Department: Office of Academic Affairs

Type: Full-time with benefits

Position Summary: Provides high-level administrative support to the VPAA; partners with Human Resources, the Office of the President, and the Vice President for Finance; serves a key administrative role in the Office of Academic Affairs; works closely with other University Departments; manages student workers; and performs other duties as assigned.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provides high-level administrative support to the VPAA.
  • Partners with Human Resources, the Office of the President, and the Vice President for Finance.
  • Serves a key administrative role in the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • Works closely with other university departments.
  • Manages student workers in the Office of Academic Affairs
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree essential.
  • Experience as an administrative assistant (or in a position demanding similar skills).
  • Relationship to Ouachita (alumnus, current employee, other relationship).

Key Characteristics:

  • Finds satisfaction in assisting and completing tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Anticipates ways to assist and serve.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills.
  • Exhibits independent decision-making abilities.
  • Displays a high professionalism and superb interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Develops strong working relationships with constituencies.
  • Maintains exceptional discretion and confidentiality.
  • Adapts easily to interruptions.
  • Demonstrates fluency in typing and in Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Demands and Environment:

  • Some standing, walking, stooping, lifting, talking, hearing. Repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. 40-hour work weeks are normal. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Application

A letter of interest, resume, and a completed Staff Application,* should be sent as one combined pdf to hardinj@obu.edu. The application review process will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

*It is unnecessary to fill in elements of the Staff Application that are included on the resume.

Title: Admissions Counselor

Supervisor: Director of Admissions Counseling

Department: Admissions Counseling

Position Summary: Serves as territory manager for a geographic region assisting in strategic planning in recruiting for that specific region as well all contact and communication with prospects, parents and guidance counselors from that area.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Knowledge, Skills, Ability:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide community
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to work well within a team, but also a self starter
  • Strong telephone skills
  • Strong social media understanding and usability
  • Knowledge Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record; must be insurable
  • Ability to quickly learn new computer systems

Physical Requirements: Medium work. Stooping; standing; walking; lifting; talking; hearing. Repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Essential Functions

  • As the sole presenter, conducts daily individual and group admissions information sessions and tours for prospective students and parents. Responsible for keeping up-to-date with university information presented in the tour.
  • Collects data, plans and executes admissions travel to specified geographical regions serving as the University’s admissions representative and liaison to secondary schools and students in the region. Determines how to best disseminate information about OBU to specific markets and tailors admissions activities accordingly. Educates and updates guidance professional and prospective students concerning the University’s mission, characteristics and accomplishments. Evaluates effectiveness of travel and makes adjustments for subsequent visits.
  • Coordinates and serves as admissions representative for admissions receptions in metropolitan areas involving OBU alumni, faculty and administrators.
  • Maintains contact with prospective students from their geographic region through phone calls, handwritten notes, e-mails and personal visits throughout the recruitment period. This can occur within the normal workday but will also require some evening calling each week.
  • Serves as the front line for Financial Aid counseling with prospective student families.
  • Plans and oversees the implementation of special on campus recruitment programs, assigning duties to fellow admissions professionals, support staff and student volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Functions

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Oversees action of student callers including assignment of call lists and follow-up on those contacts.
  • Student Workers: while student workers report directly to the Admissions Counseling Director, Admissions Counselors are charged with keeping them on task and assigning them special projects.

Application

A resume and cover letter should be sent to motll@obu.edu.

Title: Communications & Marketing Specialist (writing, email marketing)

Position Summary: This position is responsible for creating and executing email marketing campaigns for student recruitment and other purposes as well as writing university content for a variety of channels and audiences to achieve goals set by the Office of Communications & Marketing in collaboration with other campus offices and departments.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, English or related field.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary email marketing content creator for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment as well as the email marketing support for other offices and strategic university priorities such as alumni and donor engagement, brand awareness and reputation management.
  • Writes, edits and publishes content for Ouachita marketing initiatives. In addition to email marketing campaigns, formats primarily include website content, copy for marketing collateral, blog posts and alumni magazine articles.
  • Assists in managing database of prospective students, including but not limited to creating and segmenting lists for email and print communications.
  • Collaborates with Office of Communications & Marketing staff as well as faculty and staff across campus to ensure strategic alignment and accuracy of university communications and marketing materials.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills and attention to detail, including familiarity with AP style.
  • Strong grasp of audience/message/goal alignment and ability to adjust writing style accordingly.
  • Ability to present complex information clearly and attractively.
  • Ability to maintain a content calendar and build coordinating email drip campaigns using variable fields, list segments and other email marketing automation and personalization tools.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work within a team as well as independently, willingness to take direction and ability to conduct thorough interviews.
  • Ability to meet and maintain tight deadlines for multiple assignments and maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Experience writing for web/SEO a plus.
  • Experience with the following platforms a plus: OU Campus/Modern Campus CMS, Emma email marketing platform, Slate CRM, Hootsuite social media management platform, Adobe Creative Suite.

Expectations:

  • Conducts job in a way that aligns with and supports the university’s mission, vision, values and Christ-centered identity.
  • Maintains university standards to present consistent messaging, voice and visual identity throughout university communications pieces.
  • Updates job knowledge by tracking technology advancements and trends, reading professional publications or blogs and participating in educational opportunities and professional organizations.
  • Provide general support to other Office of Communications & Marketing projects and initiatives as needed (e.g. event support, direct mail coordination, student worker supervision).

Reports to Assistant to the President for Communications & Marketing in Ouachita’s Office of Communications & Marketing.

Employee Type: Full-time with benefits.

Location: Arkadelphia, Ark.

Application: A letter of interest, resume and three writing samples or writing portfolio should be sent to newsbureau@obu.edu

The Office of Facilities Management at Ouachita Baptist University announces the following staff vacancies:

  • Groundskeeper
  • Building services/custodian

These positions are full-time and eligible for all university benefits, including health, dental and life insurance, retirement, vacation and medical leave.

Interested applicants may apply either in person at the Office of Facilities Management located at 950 N. 8th Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas or by downloading and returning the staff application to the Office of Facilities Management, OBU Box 3775, Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001.

Interviews will follow based on skills, qualifications and references of the prospective employee as provided on their individual application.

Ouachita Baptist University Office of Communications & Marketing
seeks applications for a full-time

Graphic Design & Print Production Specialist 

Position Summary: This entry-level position is responsible for completing graphic design projects, preparing graphic design pieces for printing and serving as the primary liaison with printing and paper vendors. Manages printing-related inventory and billing and serves as a resource to faculty/staff for printing needs. Works as a member of the Office of Communications & Marketing team to meet university marketing goals and maintain university brand standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Updates various university graphic design pieces according to established brand standards.
  • Prepares graphic design pieces for printing.
  • Serves as liaison with off-campus printers to solicit bids, prepare and send files for printing, manage proofing, coordinate delivery, etc.
  • Serves as on-campus printing liaison for projects requested by faculty and staff members. Trains faculty and staff on their office copiers and desktop publishing features such as mail merges and booklet printing as needed.
  • Manages and maintains high-quality copying equipment and supply inventory, including ordering paper for campus-wide copying needs.
  • Coordinates billing and invoice payments as needed for print projects.
  • Assists in managing student workers.
  • Collaborates with Office of Communications & Marketing staff as well as faculty and staff across campus to ensure strategic alignment and accuracy of university communications and marketing materials.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiarity with graphic design or desktop publishing software and/or high-quality printing or copying equipment.
  • Detail oriented, strong spacial aptitude and ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Dedication to customer service and collaboration with diverse colleagues in person and over the phone and email.
  • Ability to work within a team and willingness to take direction as well as to work independently as a self-motivated problem solver.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to meet and maintain tight deadlines for multiple assignments and maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Ability to lift heavy loads up to 50 pounds.
  • Experience with the following platforms a plus: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Kyocera or Canon copiers and/or digital presses.

Expectations:

  • Conducts job in a way that aligns with and supports the university’s mission, vision, values and Christ-centered identity.
  • Maintains university standards to present consistent visual identity throughout university communications pieces.
  • Updates job knowledge by tracking technology advancements and trends, reading professional publications or blogs and participating in educational opportunities and professional organizations.
  • Provide general support to other Office of Communications & Marketing projects and initiatives as needed.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communications or related field preferred
  • Experience in print production, pre-press management preferred

Employee Type: Full-time with benefits.

Location: Arkadelphia, Ark.

Application: A letter of interest, resume and completed university employment application should be sent to newsbureau@obu.edu. Application review process will begin September 26, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled.

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