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Staff Vacancies

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

 

Employment Opportunities – Staff


 

Title:

Resident Director (RD)/Assistant Director of Recreational Life

Report to:

Dean of Students & Director of Recreational Life

Supervision of:

Resident Assistants (RAs)

Total Hours:

40 hrs/week

 

 

Resident Director

 

The Resident Director (RD) position is in Freshman Male Residence Hall for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.  It is a professional live-in position in conjunction with other responsibilities in Student Development.  The Resident Director will have an apartment within the residence hall.  The RD is responsible to facilitate the physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social development of residents and Resident Assistants and support the mission of Ouachita Baptist University, 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 Dean of Students 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, making referrals 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 needs of the hall, 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

Assistant Director of Recreational Life

The primary duty of the Assistant Director of Recreational Life is to plan, implement, and manage intramural sports programming.  This position also assists with outdoor recreation programming as needed. The assistant director will cultivate student development through providing a Christ-centered community for learning about and experiencing safe, fun recreation activities in an environment that promotes growth opportunities for student life at Ouachita Baptist University.

Duties:

  • Assist in organizing a team of work-study students in the implementation of RecLife activities.
  • Create and promote new and diverse recreational activities.
  • Plan and coordinate each of the various intramural sport seasons and tournaments.
  • Assist in promoting diverse participate base including outreach to female participants.
  • Assist with outdoor recreation programming when needed or if interested.

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of Christian character and commitment
  • Communication, leadership, and management skills
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree
  • Applicants with student development experience will be given first consideration
  • On- or off-campus jobs are permitted only with direct prior approval of the Dean of Students.
  • Significant sports, outdoor recreation, and/or camp experience.
  • Physically fit for participation in recreational sports and outdoor adventures.

 

Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.   A potential start date for the position will be July 6, 2020. 

After completing the Ouachita staff application listed at the top of this page, please return it to the Office of Human Resources, Box 3772, Arkadelphia, AR  71998 or to phelpss@obu.edu.

 

Title:

Resident Director (RD)

Report to:

Dean of Students

Supervision of:

Resident Assistants (RAs)

 

The Resident Director (RD) position is in an upperclassmen male residence hall effective for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.  It is a professional live-in position in conjunction with other responsibilities in Student Development.  The Resident Director will have a 2 bedroom apartment within the residence hall.  The RD is responsible to facilitate the physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social development of residents and Resident Assistants and support the mission of Ouachita Baptist University, 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 Dean of Students 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, making referrals 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 needs of the hall, 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 student development experience will be given first consideration
  • On- or off-campus jobs are permitted only with direct prior approval of the Dean of Students.

 

Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.   A potential start date for the position will be July 6, 2020.

After completing the Ouachita staff application listed at the top of this page, please return it to the Office of Human Resources, Box 3772, Arkadelphia, AR  71998 or to phelpss@obu.edu.

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