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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: 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:

Education, Experience Training

  • 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.

Title: Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Reports to: Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
Department: Department of Athletics

Position summary: The primary purposes for the assistant director of athletic communications are: 1) Create compelling and relevant content to engage Ouachita students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans; 2) Ensure adequate internal and external media publicity of Ouachita student-athletes, coaches, and athletic staff.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, sports administration, marketing, or related field.

Preferred qualifications: Experience working in collegiate athletics, experience working with statistical programs such as NCAA Live Stats and Statcrew, experience managing a content management website, proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite applications, experience working with multiple sports.

Job responsibilities: Daily maintenance and operation of OBUtigers.com; write press releases, game notes, previews, recaps, and feature stories; keep statistics on gamedays; maintain history/record books; create content for website and social media platforms; serve as liaison to members of the media; coordinate student assistant job responsibilities; coordinate gameday music/PA/scoreboard operation for select sports; other duties as assigned.

How to apply: Please provide a resume, letter of interest, references with contact information, and portfolio with writing/graphics/publication samples. All information should be emailed to Brian Ramsey at ramseyb@obu.edu.

Title: Campus Visit Coordinator
Supervisor:
Director of Admissions Counseling
Department: Admissions Counseling

Position Summary: Schedules and tracks all campus visits, assists with day-to-day operations and scheduling of Admissions Counseling Office, supervises student workers and is responsible for all in-coming calls to Ouachita.

Qualifications:

Education, Experience Training

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Ability

  • Knowledge of the Ouachita academic and extracurricular programs
  • 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
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must have a strong sense of hospitality
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain focus with many interruptions

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

Essential Functions:

  • Greet prospective students and families as they come into our office
  • Welcome general guests to the University as needed.
  • Schedule campus tours and set up associated meetings (academic, athletic, etc.)
  • Respond to on-line information requests and/or forward to assigned admissions counselor and process admissions office letters
  • Answer the main Admissions Counseling Office phone and route calls as needed
  • Supervise all student workers including reporting student worker hours
  • Maintain office supply inventory
  • Assist in database management
  • Assist in planning and execution of Admissions Counseling events

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. Application review process will begin May 16, 2022.

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.

Title: Resident Director (RD)
Report to:
Director of Residence Life
Supervision of: Resident Assistants (RAs)

The Resident Director (RD) position is in an upperclassmen male residence hall effective for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. It is a professional live-in position in conjunction with other responsibilities in Student Development. The Resident Director will have a two-bedroom apartment within the residence hall. The RD is responsible for facilitating the physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social development of residents and Resident Assistants and supporting Ouachita Baptist University's mission, the Office of Student Development, and the Residence Life department.

Duties:

  • Supervise and facilitate the responsibilities of 3-5 RAs through weekly individual meetings.
  • Meet weekly with Resident Director staff for planning, information sharing, and support.
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Residence Life for further training, advising, and support.
  • Cultivate a Residence Hall environment that fosters community through caring relationships, service to others, and mutual encouragement and accountability.
  • Develop relationships with students and help them grow holistically.
  • Hold RA's accountable to their job description through ongoing feedback and performance reviews.
  • Advise students and staff who have concerns and refer to campus resources as appropriate.
  • Communicate and enforce University policies and guidelines, reporting incidents as necessary.
  • Plan and implement personal and professional goals at the beginning of each year.
  • Participate in RD and RA training at the beginning of each semester.
  • Participate in the RA selection process.
  • Serve on committees as assigned.
  • Supervise move-in and move-out, paperwork, collection of keys, and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • In conjunction with RA staff, conduct safety inspections as needed.
  • Communicate regularly with Facilities Management, Office of Safety and Emergency Management, and campus vendors regarding any hall needs, especially safety concerns.
  • Abide by Residence Life dates and weekend off schedule as coordinated by the Dean of Students.
  • Document and facilitate minor conduct infractions that occur in the residence hall.
  • Be active in the lives of the students by attending chapel, events, and programs throughout the year

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of Christian character and commitment
  • Communication, leadership, and management skills
  • Minimum bachelor's degree
  • Applicants with residence life experience will be given first consideration
  • On- or off-campus jobs are permitted only with direct prior approval of the Dean of Students.

Please provide a resume and the Ouachita employment application to Dr. Rickey Rogers at rogersr@obu.edu. The review of applications will begin on May 23, 2022 and continue until filled. The job will formally start on July 1, 2022.

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