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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 and complete the appropriate application according to the type of position you are seeking and return it to:

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

or by email to phelpss@obu.edu



Position summary

Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a full-time Director of Human Resources to begin June 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have experience in human resources management and will exhibit a Christian commitment consistent with the University’s vision, mission, and values. The position reports to the Vice President for Finance (VPF) and works closely with the President, Deans, Vice Presidents, and Directors in recruitment of both faculty and staff. The Director position has administrative and supervisory responsibility for planning and managing the University's human resources program in accordance with the policies, procedures, and practices of the University and in compliance with all applicable laws. Areas of responsibility include payroll and contract administration, benefits management, employee relations, human resources information systems, payroll tax compliance, and policy administration. The Director works closely with Student Financial Services and area supervisors in overseeing the University work study program. The Director serves as the administer for the University’s self-funded health benefit plan. The Director is responsible for assisting the VPF with the development and implementation of new policies, services, and programs to meet the needs of the campus community as well as budget planning for salaries and benefits. The Director provides knowledge and guidance on all personnel and human resources subject matters (classification and compensation, recruitment and hiring, employee relations, and leave administration).

A bachelor’s degree is required with a preference in business, management, or a related major. Position requires experience in supervising staff and working independently. Preference for experience in human resources and/or in an academic setting.

View Opportunity Profile

To apply

Complete the Administration Application for Employment and electronically forward a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references. Submit all materials as one PDF to Jason Tolbert (Vice President for Finance – tolbertj@obu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

About Ouachita

Consistent with our mission as a Christ-centered learning community, Ouachita Baptist University seeks to develop a diverse faculty and staff for the benefit of our students and stakeholders. Ouachita is a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1886. Of its approximately 1,700 students, more than 1,500 undergraduates attend the university’s highly residential campus; the university also offers graduate and fully online degrees to serve students with a variety of educational programs. Ouachita’s beautiful 200-acre campus is situated on the Ouachita River, is minutes from DeGray Lake Resort State Park, and is in the foothills of the Ouachita National Forest.

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 facilities management 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.


Application documents

Staff Application

for non-teaching roles that are neither in
top leadership or facilities management

Administration Application

for positions in administrative leadership
such as a cabinet-level role or unit director

Facilities Management Application

for roles such as building maintenance, custodial staff and groundskeeping

Other types of jobs on campus

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