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Staff Vacancies

CURRENT OPENINGS

Title: Bridge Coordinator (4-week contract)
Report to: Student Support Specialist

Position summary

The Bridge Coordinator will organize and oversee Bridge activities weekly, supervise student staff members (Peer Mentors and Tutors), oversee students in the residence halls, and assist as needed in the Academic Success Center (ASC). The Bridge Coordinator will serve as the ASC representative holding responsibility for Bridge students and student staff outside of university business hours. This is a live-in position, requiring this staff member to stay in the residence hall on campus for the 4-week Tiger Success Bridge Program*.

Program Dates: May 25-June 20, 2024

Contract Dates: May 22-June 20, 2024

*Tiger Success Summer Bridge Program

The Bridge Program is an invitation-based summer program explicitly designed to welcome incoming first-generation students, students of color, and/or students taking required developmental classes (Tiger Success Program) to Ouachita, facilitate their transition to university life both academically and socially, and provide them with an early introduction to all the resources that the University has available for students.

Qualifications

Education, Experience and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous experience in residence life or working with college students is strongly preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with incoming college students

Physical Requirements:

  • Moderate walking
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time outdoors
  • Ability to lift at least 15 pounds

Essential functions

  • Attend all staff trainings prior to the start of Bridge
  • Oversee students and Peer Mentors in residence halls
    • Address disciplinary and emergency situations when ASC is closed- after business hours and weekends
    • Report building maintenance issues to Campus Safety and ASC each day
  • Assist with the supervision of Peer Mentors
  • Attend ASC staff meetings each week
  • Coordinate with Peer Mentors to execute weekly activities
    • Gather materials, assist with set-up and clean-up, attend and oversee each activity
  • Drive students to off-campus activities (university vehicle will be provided)
  • Report all student issues to ASC staff

To apply

Please complete the staff application found at obu.edu/staffjobs and submit that along with a current resume to Cassi Maxwell at maxwellc@obu.edu.

Title: ASC Bridge Instructor (4-week contract)
Report to: Student Support Specialist
Department: Academic Success Center

Position summary

The Academic Success Center invites applications for a Bridge Instructor of Composition 1 for the 2024 Bridge* Term. The successful candidate will display evidence of successful classroom teaching, scholarship and/or qualified professional experience, a passion for serving marginalized student populations, and support for the university’s vision, mission, and values.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching Composition 1 and communicating regularly with course tutors to coordinate additional instructional needs. Summer courses in the Bridge term meet on campus every Monday-Friday of the contract term.

Contract Dates: May 27-June 19, 2024

*Tiger Success Summer Bridge Program

The Bridge Program is an invitation-based summer program explicitly designed to welcome incoming first-generation students, students of color, and/or students taking required developmental classes (Tiger Success Program) to Ouachita, facilitate their transition to university life both academically and socially, and provide them with an early introduction to all the resources that the University has available for students.

Qualifications

Education, Experience and Training:

  • A minimum of 18 graduate hours in the content area are required. A Master’s degree in the content area is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with students with academic deficiencies is preferred.

To apply

To apply, complete the Faculty Application for Employment and submit that along with a current resume to Cassi Maxwell at maxwellc@obu.edu.

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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

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