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Position: Custodian

Department: Custodial Services

Campus: North Manchester  

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Custodians will be responsible for cleaning, light maintenance and other miscellaneous duties in order to ensure all University facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Clean and service restrooms, toilets, showers, water fountains, kitchen areas, laundry rooms, computer labs, study rooms, lounge areas, lobby areas, offices and elevators
  • Clean and maintain floors and stairs
  • Trash removal and container maintenance
  • Maintain entrances and including snow removal up to main walk way
  • Open facilities-weekdays
  • Clean classrooms and offices
  • Clean windows, vents and walls
  • Dusting
  • Changing light bulbs

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Friendly demeanor
  • Ability to interact well with a wide variety of people
  • Team and customer service oriented
  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Self-reliant
  • Basic computer skills

Work Schedule: This is a full time, non-exempt position.  Forty work hours per week will be the general rule.  However, depending on the business needs of the University, additional hours may be required.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply online, please submit an employment application, cover letter and resume to: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to jnsteele@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


Position: Director of University Safety 

Department: Student Experience: University Safety 

Campus: North Manchester  

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Dean of Student Experience, the Director of University Safety serves as the unit head for the University Safety Department.  The director oversees the provision of safety and security to the Manchester University campuses, and is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the department. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Train, schedule, and direct the activities of officers, administrative assistants, receptionists, student patrol and other employees.
  • Serve as liaison with emergency service providers (police, fire, ambulance services, etc.).
  • Provide liaison between officials from local, county and State agencies and the University.
  • In close collaboration with the Parkview Health System Security Office, coordinate safety and security operations on the Fort Wayne campus.
  • Oversee the investigations of crimes and incidents and/or university infractions, and maintain records and statistical data for reporting and disclosure purposes.
  • Provide oversight and direction of the security for University events.
  • Provide oversight and direction of the traffic/parking enforcement program.
  • Provide direction and oversight for the auto registration program.
  • Provide oversight of the University’s emergency radio communications systems.
  • Provide compliance advice regarding OSHA regulations.
  • Oversee the University key control and lock services program.
  • Chair and advise the University Safety Committee.
  • Oversee and maintain lost and found program.
  • Prepare and monitor University Safety budgets.
  • Ensure compliance with federal regulations and Clery reporting.
  • Assist in Campus patrols when needed. 

Secondary Job Functions

  • Assist the Dean of Student Experience in matters of student conduct.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Dean of Student Experience. 

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in criminal justice, public administration, psychology, or related field of study required; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred.
  • Previous college or university experience preferred.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license, with a good driver’s record.
  • Must possess word processing skills and at least a moderate level of proficiency in the use of computers.  Microsoft Office experience and understanding required.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English, verbal and written communications, and a good public speaker.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact and work with students, parents, employees, and visitors.
  • Must have demonstrated consistent use of good judgment in decision making, able to respond to a variety of difficult situations, and able to defuse volatile situations.
  • Must be able to maintain the confidentially of sensitive information.
  • Must be able to consistently present a positive attitude and promote harmonious team environment.
  • A strong commitment to excellent customer service is required.
  • Advanced conflict management skills
  • Excellent listening and other communications skills 

Preferred Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of constitutional law, criminal and traffic codes, University policies, and department policies and procedures.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, with a focus on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of a police radio, other emergency equipment and emergency notification systems.
  • Expert knowledge of Clery Act, Title IX, Campus SAVE ACT, and other relevant federal regulations.
  • Highly self-directed, well organized, detail oriented, and able to complete tasks with a minimum degree of supervision.

Work Schedule: This is a full time, exempt position, forty (40) hours per week, with a regular schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Additional hours or schedule changes may be required occasionally, depending on the demands of the job and the needs of the University.  

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to jnsteele@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


Position: Web Programmer 

Department: Office of Information Technology 

Campus: North Manchester or Fort Wayne Campus 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Web Programming Team Leader while also responsible to the Director of Marketing, the web programmer performs a variety of Internet and web programming functions for the University.  The web programmer works closely with Marketing’s web coordinator. 

Essential Job Functions: Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

  • Complete web-related design and implementation tasks as prescribed by the Director of Marketing.
  • Identify, justify, design, code, and test program applications to meet the needs of the University departments including Marketing. 
  • Support current web pages/applications for the University web sites, including Telerik Sitefinity and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.
  • Support and help develop electronic forms in order to integrate as many University processes as possible.
  • Attend meetings to provide insight and technical information regarding web and portal functionality.
  • Ensure that all system modifications conform to the University’s self-audit policies.
  • Maintain and expand skill set to include new development technologies.

Secondary Job Functions

  • Assist in special events, such as graduation, summer orientation, move-in day, among others
  • Participate in University-wide activities such as committees, etc., when appropriate. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science preferred.  High school diploma required.
  • Minimum of three to five years web programming experience required.
  • Experience with Telerik Sitefinity and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server preferred.
  • SQL database knowledge required with Microsoft SQL Server preferred.
  • Must have programming experience in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, ASP.NET, C#, and VB.NET.
  • Should have experience configuring IIS and the ability to maintain a Windows server running IIS.
  • Should have experience developing web sites based on current W3C standards.  All sites should be Section 508 accessible.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products – specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access.
  • Must be capable of producing quality technical documentation for archival and training purposes.
  • Professional appearance and the ability to interact effectively with persons at all organizational levels are essential.  Must represent the Manchester University with the highest degree of professionalism.
  • Must be highly self-directed, well organized, detail oriented and comfortable completing tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Must possess the ability to multitask and coordinate multiple office activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Must be trustworthy with knowledge of confidential University business data.
  • Must be able to consistently present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment.
  • Must be able to flex work schedule to meet occasional demands of the University ITS operations.
  • Must be able to type in a professional manner and at a professional speed.  

Work Schedule: This is a full time, non-exempt position. Forty (40) hours per week (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F) will be the general rule but scheduling flexibility is important.  There will be times per month when the normal job requirements will require early morning or late night hours.  Depending on the project cycles and workflow demands of the University, additional hours or workday schedule changes may be required occasionally. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:  http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to jnsteele@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


Position: Director of CARE Initiative (Creating a Responsible Environment) 

Department: Student Experience Center 

Campus: North Manchester  

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Director of the CARE Initiative will provide day-to-day management and oversight of the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant, awarded to Manchester University in 2016 and ending in 2019.  This is a three-year, grant-funded position, with the possibility of continued institutional funding after 2019.   

The director will oversee and implement intervention and prevention activities for the campus community to address issues of violence against our community including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking on campus. The director will help to improve coordination among campus administrators, university safety personnel, and local law enforcement to reduce domestic violence against woman and develop or adapt population-specific strategies and projects for victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking for underserved populations on campus. 

Essential Job Functions: Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

  • Expand current education programs to include more comprehensive information about SA/DV/DV/S, which will address topics ranging from what SA/DV/DV/S is to how to assist victims of SA/DV/DV/S crimes
  • Enhance current education about policies, procedures, and reporting for students, faculty, and staff
  • Create and track discipline-specific training for faculty, key staff, Resident Assistants, Hall Directors, Health Assistants, Safety Officers, and Conduct Hearing Officers
  • Explore opportunities to use technology to educate and reach students and increase visibility about programs, activities and  campus and community resources
  • Formalize existing external partnerships and build new relationships with victim services providers and law enforcement agencies
  • Improve clarity about the services available in the area, and what is provided, to better identify overlaps and gaps and to improve marketing and communications for all parties
  • Work with college student populations, multicultural and LGBTQ+ violence prevention programming with emphasis on intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking and develop population-specific discussion groups for students
  • Serve as primary point of contact for the CARE initiative, including connections with the OVW and their technical assistance providers
  • Coordinate grant activities, including new or expanded training programs for university safety officers, student experience staff, new and transfer students, university conduct board officials and the Coordinated Community Response team
  • Lead MU and its partners through the assessment and development phase of the grant and develop a detailed timeline for activity implementation using the guidance provided by OVW
  • Ensure the grant and programs outcomes are tracked within the guidelines of the grant
  • Schedule and organize Coordinated Community Response meetings, including communications and facilitation
  • Keep records and tracking data related to participation in campus trainings by students, faculty, staff, and others
  • Strengthen relationships with community partners
  • Complete monthly and quarterly grant reporting and evaluation activities
  • Attend mandatory OVW technical assistance and training meetings, in state and out of state travel required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in higher education, psychology, public health, human services, criminal justice, social work, or social sciences or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of two (2)  years of full-time experience in the field of victim services and a knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of interpersonal and sexual violence and related issues on a college campus
  • Demonstrated ability to develop small- and large-scale programs based on population needs identified through needs assessment and climate surveys.  Ability to develop, implement, market, and assess engaging and interactive campus programs and events
  • Experience working with college student populations, multicultural and minority programming.
  • Ability to interact with college students in a non-judgmental manner
  • Experience developing and facilitating educational workshops and training sessions to diverse audiences on sensitive topics, including for faculty and staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; organizational and time management skills; demonstrated computer proficiency (word processing, spreadsheet, and database systems);  comfort working both independently and as part of a team; experience in public speaking and public relations
  • Current knowledge of principles/practices in primary prevention, bystander intervention on campus, student development, multicultural competence, and understanding of federal and local laws pertaining to interpersonal and sexual violence on a college campus.
  • Demonstrated skill in managing difficult and complex situations involving students, parents, staff, faculty, University Safety and community organizations
  • Must have highest standards of integrity and ethics in both performance and behavior
  • Flexibility to work in structured and unstructured learning environments and to interact as a team member with professional and administrative staff members
  • Collaborative work style with self-­directed initiative and presentation skills
  • Experience working with college student populations, multicultural violence prevention programming with emphasis on intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking
  • Position requires the successful completion of a background check after conditional offer extended
  • Professional appearance and the ability to interact effectively with persons at all organizational levels are essential
  • Must possess the ability to multitask and coordinate multiple office activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Experience working with underserved and at-risk populations preferred
  • Must be able to flex work schedule to meet occasional seasonal demands of workload  

Work Schedule: This is a full time, exempt position. Forty (40) hours per week (8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. M-F) will be the general rule.  However, depending on the project cycles and workflow demands of the grant, additional hours or workday schedule changes may be required occasionally.  This is a three-year, grant-funded position, with the possibility of continued institutional funding after 2019. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:  http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to jnsteele@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


Position: Graduate Admissions Counselor 

Department: Recruiting 

Campus: North Manchester 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Graduate Admissions Counselor has primary responsibility for recruitment of prospective students for Manchester’s graduate programs.    The Graduate Admissions Counselor will be responsible for overall development and management of recruitment and enrollment strategy, including:  developing the graduate inquiry pool, conversion of inquiry to applicant, applicant to admit, and admit to enrollment/matriculation.  The Graduate Admissions Counselor will adhere to specific goals set by the Director of Admissions by creating relationships with students and other stakeholders through phone outreach, in person outreach, application processing, travel, recruiting events and overall enrollment coordination.  This individual will be expected to adhere to and contribute to the University and Admissions mission and vision statements and deliver professional, personal service. 

Essential Job Functions:

 Recruiting:

  • Act as a liaison to prospective/incoming students.
    • Correspond with program applicants through email, telephone and texting.
    • Meet with prospective students, their families, and other stakeholders on campus.
  • Interact with Manchester’s faculty and staff to coordinate student recruitment and enrollment.
  • Plan special events and arrange strategic recruiting travel, as needed.
    • Possibilities include off-campus recruiting events such as information fairs, college visits, or employer visits.
  • Develop and foster strong relationships with market influencers and MU alumni in areas that may strengthen the programs
  • Build graduate program recognition, while elevating Manchester’s reputation.
  • Represent Manchester University in a professional manner at all times.

 Phone Outreach and Application Nurture:

  • Make outgoing calls to program inquiries, delivering best practices in customer service.
  • Provide information on program curriculum, the application process, financial aid, and other student services.
  • Make outgoing calls to program applicants to discuss next steps in the process, their financial aid package, and determine their interest level in the program and Manchester University.
  • Record comments, interest level and other necessary record updates in the department’s CRM software system.
  • Provide timely outreach (e.g. 8 business hours) to new student inquiries to increase the likelihood of conversion from inquiry to application.

 Application Processing:

  • Receive program applications, and communicate with applicants on all steps necessary to complete the application process.
  • Process completed applications into organized electronic files, ready for review.
  • Facilitate faculty committee evaluation of applications based on college transcripts and recommendations.
  • Alert applicants of the committee’s decision and next steps.

 Marketing:

  • Provide market input and feedback to enrollment and marketing for consideration in marketing materials and advertisements

 General Activities:

  • Participate in weekly admissions meetings.
  • Support and model a team “can-do” attitude in the admissions office and throughout the University community.
  • Establish and maintain relationships within the University community.
  • Represent the University at approved professional organizations.
  • Organize and manage several responsibilities at one time.
  • Other duties may be assigned, commensurate with experience and demonstrated capacity. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to travel, read maps and have reliable, local transportation.
  • Must have the capacity to be flexible, assertive, intuitive, patient, personable, and empathetic.
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Office Suite.
  • While not required, mastery of multiple languages is appreciated.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Previous experience in recruiting a plus, especially if experience was related to online academic programs.
  • Ability to develop and maintain highly effective relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to influence, communicate, respond and interact with a wide array of individuals.
  • Strong time management, detail orientation and organizational skills.
  • Solid sense of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment. 

Work Schedule: This is a full time, 12-month, exempt, staff position.  The hours per week will vary depending on the recruiting cycle; however, they are generally forty (40) hours.  Evening and weekend hours are required at specific times in the recruiting cycle.   

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:  http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

Email question to jnsteele@manchester.edu. 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


Position: Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement 

Department: Advancement 

Campus: North Manchester  

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Administrative Assistant provides primary administrative support for the Vice President and plays a central role in fulfilling the mission of the Advancement Division.   

Essential Job Functions: Responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work directly with the Vice President for Advancement to coordinate timely and efficient work with the Office of Advancement, and to provide primary support for: calendar management, correspondence (oversight as well as composition of drafts), travel arrangements, review and preparation of print materials, budget management, facilitation of visit reports, Raiser’s Edge record-keeping, well-timed distribution of documents, oversight of divisional events and related projects for which the Vice President is directly responsible.
    • Additional administrative duties include the following:
  • Coordinate divisional staff meetings by reserving meeting location(s), establishing agenda, and ensuring that minutes are recorded
  • EzLabor and p-card approval process for selected divisional staff
  • Assist with preparation and recording of solicitation proposals
  • Administer donor birthday card program
  • Assist with preparation for and participate in Alumni Days and Homecoming
  • Attend Board of Trustees Outreach Committee meetings and take minutes
  • Oversee the recruitment, selection and management of divisional student assistants
  • Maintain divisional calendar, including when staff are out of office for business travel, vacation, sick time, etc.  
  • Provide professional, donor-centered service to campus visitors and with telephone calls
  • Process account payables for the division by securing proper budget account numbers and appropriate signature(s).
  • Other duties as assigned by the vice president.  

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency; Bachelor’s degree desired
  • Minimum five years’ experience as administrative assistant for an executive in an academic or business environment.
  • Must possess a high level of proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database management.  Microsoft Office experience required.
  • Must be highly proficient in written communication to assist with document composition and proofreading, and must possess polished oral communication skills and telephone etiquette; exceptional interpersonal skills desired
  • Ability to interact effectively with persons at all organizational levels is essential.
  • Must represent Manchester University with the highest degree of professionalism.
  • Must be highly self-directed, well organized, detail oriented and comfortable completing tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Must possess the ability to multitask and coordinate multiple office activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Must be highly trustworthy with confidential information
  • Must be able to consistently present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment.
  • Must be able to adjust work schedule to meet occasional seasonal demands.
  • The abilities to lift approximately 20 lbs., hear and speak clearly, sit for up to eight hours per day, and keyboard for extended periods are all essential qualifications for this position. 

Work Schedule: This is a full time, non-exempt position.  Forty (40) hours per week (8:00am-5:00pm M-F) will be the general rule.  However, depending on the project cycles and workflow demands, additional hours or workday schedule changes may be required occasionally. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

E-mail questions to jnsteele@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


Position: Electrician 

Department: Facilities Operations

Campus: North Manchester/Fort Wayne 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Seeking an electrician with knowledge of institutional and residential wiring.  This position reports to Project Manager / Trade Supervisor. 

Essential Job Functions: 100% Perform day to day onsite maintenance of utility systems

  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical systems
  • Work on safety electronic systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance on electrical systems and equipment.
  • Maintain underground electrical systems
  • Locate underground systems i.e. electric wires, gas lines, steam lines, water lines.
  • Maintain electric vaults
  • Maintain foodservice equipment
  • Maintain lighting system
  • Maintain electric motors
  • Man pager duty

Qualifications:

  • High School education or equivalency
  • Driver’s license
  • Ability to work with students and faculty and outside customers
  • Ability to lift heavy objects
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Self-reliant and self-motivated
  • Ability to work in tight spaces
  • Strong background as an institutional electrician preferred
  • Background in primary distribution systems preferred

Work Schedule: This is a full time, non-exempt Position.  Forty (40) hours per week will be the general rule.  However, depending on the project cycles and workflow demands of the University, additional hours of workday schedule changes may be required. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html 

E-mail questions to jnsteele@manchester.edu

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


Position: Director of the Center for Service Opportunities 

Department: Success Center: Experiential Learning 

Campus: North Manchester 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The Director provides leadership and vision for the Center for Service Opportunities. Through building and fostering partnerships within the community and academic colleges, they work with a student team to effectively organize, implement, and encourage community-based learning and service activities on and off campus. 

Essential Job Functions:

Responsibilities of the Director of the Center for Service Opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Center for Service Opportunities (CSO)
  • Hire, train, and supervise the CSO student staff
  • Monitor and track university-wide service and volunteer hours
  • Partner with the Fort Wayne Campus for service-related opportunities
  • Responsible for all marketing and promotion of service, community-based learning and other CSO initiatives including presentations to academic departments and classes, community agencies and other groups as requested
  • Collaborate across the institution and develop partnerships with faculty to integrate service learning into academic courses and programs.
  • Maintain an electronic inventory and tracking system for all service and community based opportunities.
  • Lead development of annual goals and continual improvements to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, output and impact
  • Develop, prepare and monitor all departmental budgets
  • Provide trainings and appropriate documents for all service and community-based programs.
  • Research, write and submit grant proposals to ensure sustainability of funded programs.
  • Write and present reports to the institution, grantors, and community partners.
  • Collaborate with Student Success Center team on broader initiatives.
  • Enhance institutional visibility by participating in professional development activities including involvement in state, regional, and national associations and community based programs/organizations.
  • Facilitate recognition programs and awards for service-learning and volunteer activities.
  • Partner with faculty and the Office of Institutional Research to provide opportunities for students to conduct research related to community issues and showcase community service initiatives. 

Community Relations:

  • Research and seek out placement sites for service engagement opportunities.
  • Maintain relationships with and provide support to all community, organizational, and educational partners.
  • Maintain current and initiate new relationships with community partners as to enhance and provide growth for The Center for Service Opportunities.
  • Conduct site visits with all community based-learning placement locations.  

Federal Work Study

  • Work closely with the Financial Aid office on campus and with Human Resources to ensure that Federal Work Study students are appropriately hired and paid.
  • Place and supervise eligible work study students within community service organizations 

Programming

  • Administer the “Pathways” summer service program
  • Administer AmeriCorps and VISTA programs when present on campus
  • Coordinate the “Community Dinner” programing with the Fellowship of Churches
  • Oversee all literacy functions and programming through the Indiana Reading Corps program
  • Maintain files and documentation for all programs 

Other Essential Functions

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to supervise staff, delegate as appropriate and complete all associated personnel actions in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ability to identify and analyze a variety of issues and problems, making recommendations and/or acting to resolve them.
  • Ability to develop and interpret policy and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively manage budgets.
  • Ability to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail, a motivated/enthusiastic work style, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the university community and the public.
  • Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and associated software.
  • Knowledge of student development theories and practices as well as experiential learning theories.
  • Knowledge of programs which enhance and integrate relationships between academic and student affairs.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit/not-for-profit agencies. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Individuals with a Master’s degree in counseling, college student personnel, higher education administration, educational leadership or related field will receive highest consideration.  
  • Minimum two or more years of experience in a higher education or service related setting. 
  • Must possess working knowledge and/or experience in a collegiate environment to understand the academic culture and must be responsive to the needs of students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and administrators.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team member skills
  • Experience in assessment and reporting 

Work Schedule: This is a full time, 12 month, exempt position with a forty hour per week schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Flexible hours or schedule changes may be required for programming. Travel to community partner sites and professional development conferences is required. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html.  A cover letter and resume should be submitted with the online application. Questions can be e-mailed to jnsteele@manchester.edu.

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.