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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.

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online via ADP. Please submit a cover letter and resume with your completed application.  Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 

 


Position: Director of Assessment 

Department: Pharmacy Program- Office of Academic Affairs and Assessment 

Campus: Fort Wayne 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reports to the assistant dean for academic affairs and assessment and is responsible for leading the planning, development, and implementation of assessment and accreditation efforts across all academic and operational areas of pharmacy programs within the College. 

Essential Job Functions: These consist of three domains:  Service, Scholarship, and Administration. 

Scholarship (10-15%)

  • Participate and assist faculty in the scholarship of discovery, application and integration.
  • Disseminate the results of scholarly endeavors in appropriate forums, including publications, presentations and teaching

Service (10-15%)

  • Actively serve on College and University committees as relevant to the position and as assigned.
  • As appropriate, serve as mentor to new faculty and staff.
  • Contribute meaningfully to departmental and College developmental and planning activities such as retreats and workshops.
  • Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations and professional development activities.
  • Participate in self-determined community service activities or those as determined by the College or University.

Administration (70-80%)

  • Continually develop and promote a dynamic culture of assessment for pharmacy programs within the College.
  • Empower all employees to incorporate assessment principles and practices into their work to achieve the mission and goals of the pharmacy programs within the College.
  • Lead efforts to continuously evaluate and improve both educational outcomes and programmatic structures and processes for pharmacy programs.  This includes but is not limited to the use of exam analytics, development of rubrics and development of test questions.
  • Collaborate with faculty and administrators to advance assessment practices across the University.
  • Utilize assessment data to drive strategic planning and decision making.
  • Evaluate, monitor and modify the assessment plan for pharmacy programs based on available data.
  • Complete and disseminate assessment reports.
  • Contribute to College and institutional activities.
  • Oversight of pharmacy programs accreditation responsibilities.
  • Should be involved in both pharmacy and PGx programs. 

Requirements:

  • M.Ed. or MS or MA in a directly related field.
  • Prior assessment experience in higher education or pharmacy academia.
  • Thorough knowledge of assessment theory and practice.
  • Familiarity with current assessment tools and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess curricular effectiveness and student learning, and suggest improvements based on the results.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Effective presentation skills. 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide effective feedback and coaching.
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and manage time.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and internet use.
  • Commitment to continuous self-improvement and professional development.
  • Understanding of current pharmacy education and practice is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with external accreditation processes is preferred.
  • Record of scholarly activity is preferred. 

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, exempt position with hours that may include some evenings and weekends. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter and resume with your completed application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, Employment Coordinator.

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


Position: Softball Assistant Coach 

Department: Athletics 

Campus: North Manchester 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: This position reports to Head Coach and is responsible for instructing and assisting with all aspects of the softball program. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach, demonstrate and develop softball theories and skills in student-athletes
  • Teach physical health and safety to student-athletes
  • Lead and direct the softball academic studies program
  • Design customized work-out and practice instructions for individual student-athletes
  • Represent the Department of Athletics in an appropriate and professional manner at all times
  • Teach and follow the rules for softball of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University
  • Successfully complete the NCAA Division III Rules Test online
  • Teach and assure appropriate safety precautions and practices during team practices, games, and travel
  • Coach practices and competitions
  • Evaluate and counsel individual athletes
  • Recruit prospective student-athletes (travel required)
  • Maintain appropriate office hours, files, and paperwork
  • Drive campus fleet vehicles to away competitions (on-site training provided) 

Secondary Job functions

  • Coordinate team service projects
  • Coordinate team fundraising efforts
  • Help maintain softball game and practice facilities  

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of softball: previous coaching and or collegiate playing career preferred
  • Certification in CPR w/AED & First Aid
  • Appropriate Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, exempt position with hours that may include some evenings and weekends. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter and resume with your completed application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, Employment Coordinator.

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 

 


 

Position: Social Media Coordinator - No longer accepting applications

Department: Marketing

Campus: North Manchester 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Social Media Coordinator will help define and execute specific campaigns and strategies. Duties include community management, content creation, assisting with the editorial calendar, posting on behalf of the University, interviewing, photography, and coordination with outside individuals and departments. Strong writing skills, message segmentation, an understanding of the current and upcoming social networks, experience managing accounts, and ability to work creatively and take ownership of projects is a must. A basic understanding of web analytics and data-driven decision-making is a plus. Experience with Photoshop/Illustrator, photography, and possibly video editing is desired. A knowledge of Manchester and working relationships is helpful but can be developed and is not required. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Seek out stories and events to promote through social media channels.
  • Help develop and implement the editorial calendar for institutional social media accounts.
  • Create original written, photographic, and graphical content.
  • Post and interact with users on institutional accounts or specialized accounts managed institutionally which do not fall under a specific department or college.
  • Monitor and moderate comments on accounts.
  • Hire, manage and train student workers and interns.
  • Help design and implement campaigns to meet the needs of Admissions, Alumni, Advancement, Career and Professional Development, Marketing, and others.
  • Serve as the lead person on social media in the event of crisis communications.
  • Updating of Social Media Policy.
  • Oversee all University social media accounts, ensuring compliance to social media policy
  • Promote social media institutionally and provide training to faculty, staff, students and alumni.
  • Update and oversee social media plan and coordination with overall marketing strategic plan.
  • Encourage campus collaborations and best practices in social media.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned by the Director of Marketing.
  • Attend meetings for Marketing, Admissions and other departments as needed.
  • Manage relationships with vendors and maintain agreements as necessary. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preference in creative arts and/or marketing
  • Prior content development or organizational social media management preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, staff, and the public in appropriate ways that promote Manchester positively
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Desire to grow professionally and participate in professional organizations as appropriate
  • Commitment to the values and goals of Manchester University
  • Ability to work independently and work collaboratively with a team
  • Must be well organized, personable, driven, mature, dependable, articulate and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Must have the capacity to be flexible, assertive, intuitive, patient, empathetic, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality 

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

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter and resume with your completed application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 

 


 

Position: Cross Country/Track and Field Assistant Coach 

Department: Athletics 

Campus: North Manchester 

Position Overview: Reports to the Director of Cross Country and Track and Field and is responsible for instructing and assisting with all aspects of the Cross Country and Track and Field programs. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach, demonstrate and develop Cross Country and Track and Field theories and skills in student athletes
  • Teach physical health and safety to student athletes
  • Teach team-concepts and team-play to student athletes
  • Lead and direct the Cross Country and Track and Field academic studies program
  • Design customized work-out and practice instructions for individual student athletes
  • Represent the Department of Athletics in an appropriate and professional manner at all times
  • Teach and follow the rules for Track and Field of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University
  • Successfully complete the NCAA Division III Rules Test online
  • Teach and assure appropriate safety precautions and practices during team practices, games and travel
  • Coach practices and competitions
  • Evaluate and counsel individual athletes
  • Recruit prospective student-athletes (some travel required)
  • Maintain appropriate office hours, files and paperwork.
  • Drive campus fleet vehicles to away competitions (on-site training provided)
  • Coordinate team service projects
  • Coordinate team fundraising efforts 

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of Cross Country and Track and Field, previous coaching preferred
  • Certification in CPR w/AED & First Aid
  • Appropriate Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. This is a twelve (12) month position paid over (12) months starting no earlier than August 1 or later than September 1 of each academic year. Workday schedule varies; evenings, weekends and travel will be required. Hours will be determined with current coaching staff upon hire. Includes weekend evening work. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter and resume with your completed application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome. 

 


 

Position:  Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Development  

Department:  Student Involvement and Leadership Development 

Campus: North Manchester  

Position Overview:  The Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Development assumes a professional role of leadership within the Manchester University Office of Student Experience.  The Director provides students with comprehensive support through advising, training and leadership development to deliver high-quality, co-curricular programs that assist students in their personal and leadership growth.  The Director also helps students learn about their unique strengths and attributes relating to leadership and provides them with a means to demonstrate their abilities which can be used in their roles as official club/organization leaders on campus.  The Director leads by effectively implementing existing programs and initiating proposals for new, high-quality, innovative programs that are grounded in intentional student development with an end result of enhancing involvement and the student experience.    

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Provide strategic direction for the Office of Student Involvement including assessment of current practices and department effectiveness, knowledge of current trends and best practices, development of an innovative vision and successful leadership of staff.
  • Develop goals, learning outcomes and assessment measures to evaluate student involvement on campus and create a collaborative team environment focused on promoting student engagement and success.
  • Plan and coordinate key campus leadership events and serve as an active partner in the expansion of Manchester’s student leadership development program.
  • Serve as the Student Involvement fiscal officer.
    • Administrate and oversee the student activity fees.
    • Train campus organization treasurers.
  • Serve as advisor to the Student Senate, Manchester Activities Council and Student Budget Board and meet weekly with the president of each group.
  • Coordinates student and club advisor leadership training programs and monitors activity throughout the year.
  • Coordinate large scale student leadership programs and initiatives including ongoing leadership training, development workshops, and end-of-the-year leadership awards.
  • Plan, design, and manage a leadership retreat or conference for campus student leaders. Research new initiative of a leadership certificate program for advanced leaders. 
  • Serve as a resource to all student organizations for planning and implementation of activities, events and programs.
  • Research and develop a co-curricular transcript that tracks and assesses student involvement.
  • Serve as supervisor for the student activities assistant and the student activities office attendants.
  • Administrate and oversee the operational student activities and commuter student
  • Assist students in the execution of traditional events such as Kick-Off Weekend, Homecoming Week, Little Siblings Weekend, and May Day Weekend.
  • Develop, plan, and track yearly programmatic goals/action plans based on divisional and Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) self-assessment guides for Student Life programs. 

Secondary Job Functions

  • Plan and execute activities for Parents and Family Weekend.
  • Organize and promote the Festival of Trees program.
  • Organize and manage intramural programs.
  • Serve as member of the orientation committee and Spartan Success Team.
  • Develop yearly reports, goals and objectives, departmental strategic plans, and evaluations in accordance with guidelines set forth through the dean’s office and the University.
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority (CSA.  Under the Clery Act, this individual is designated to receive and report criminal incidents to the Department of University Safety so that they may be included and published in the University’s Annual Security Report. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and independent worker
  • Strong student-focused outlook
  • High degree of computer proficiency
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines 

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, exempt position with hours that frequently include evenings and weekends. 

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.  

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume along with your completed employment application.  Questions may be directed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator. 

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 

 


 

Position: Custodian 

Department: Custodial Services 

Campus: North Manchester  

Position Overview: 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.  

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application.  Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 

 


Position: Maintenance Technician 

Department: Facilities Operations 

Campus: North Manchester 

Position Overview: This position is responsible for making repairs and maintaining buildings on the North Manchester and Fort Wayne campuses.  This position reports to the Project Manager/Trade Supervisor. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain University buildings
  • General construction for special projects
  • Basic plumbing repair
  • Basic electrical repair
  • Basic carpentry repair
  • Preventative maintenance on buildings and systems 

Secondary Job Functions

  • Snow removal
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Pager duty
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor 

Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalency
  • Driver’s license
  • Intermediate carpentry skills
  • Intermediate painting skills
  • Basic plumbing and electrical skills
  • Ability to work with students, faculty and outside customers and contractors
  • Knowledge of power tools, man lifts, fork lifts
  • Significant construction experience preferred
  • Ability to lift heavy objects
  • Ability to use computers

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 evenings and weekends may be required. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 

 


 

 

Position: Experiential Learning Coordinator 

Department: College of Business 

Campus: North Manchester 

Position Overview: This is a full-time staff position responsible for managing the student learning experiences directly connected to external organizations, including establishing and developing new relationships with businesses, identifying opportunities for pre-internship experiential learning activities (e.g., job shadowing, mentoring, etc.), placing students in internships, and overseeing the work students complete in College of Business experiential learning activities.  Teaching responsibilities: maximum of two courses per year.  Reports to the Dean of the College of Business. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Establishing, developing, and maintaining relationships with businesses with the goal of expanding experiential learning opportunities for students, with particular emphasis on internships
  • Overseeing students’ experiential learning activities including internship placement and evaluation
  • Working in a professional and team-oriented manner with faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Teaching a maximum of six semester hours of courses per academic year, including meeting assigned classes regularly, beginning and ending class sessions as scheduled, developing course syllabi and teaching plans, and assessing student learning
  • Engaging in academic advising with students and supporting students’ personal and professional development
  • Participating in program-related activities including those associated with the College of Business Club
  • Assisting with student recruitment
  • Participating in College of Business faculty/staff meetings and fulfilling attendant responsibilities
  • Maintaining office hours and working one-on-one and in small groups with students, as appropriate 

Qualifications:

  • MBA (or closely related master’s degree) from a fully accredited institution
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated business experience outside academe (minimum of 2-4 years)
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate, residential, liberal arts education
  • Teaching experience preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience sufficient to enable the candidate to interact effectively in cold-call partner development activities
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies in both large and small businesses across a wide variety of industries
  • Knowledge and experience sufficient to enable the candidate to teach undergraduate business courses
  • Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff colleagues, in the best interests of the students
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and external constituents
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
  • Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds
  • Valid driver’s license is required

Work Schedule: Most classes, meetings, and office hours are scheduled during the typical work day; however, partner development activities with external organizations may require periodic evening or weekend commitments. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment. 

To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator. 

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 

 


 

 

Position: Director of First Year Experience and Transitions 

Department: Success Center 

Campus: North Manchester  

Position Overview: The Director of First Year Experience and Transition Programs is responsible for overall design and coordination of a structured first year experience program including summer bridge activities, orientations, Welcome Week, and outreach initiatives for first-year and transfer students. The Director collaborates across the University, draws from national best practices and emerging trends in student transition, retention, and engagement and is responsible for providing leadership and recommendations for direction, development, and implementations of success strategies to eradicate achievement gaps for target populations. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the development of a holistic and robust first-year experience for all incoming students including transfer students and additional special student populations
  • Work collaboratively across the University to advance University priorities for improved student persistence and a transformed First Year Experience
  • Develop, implement and coordinate high impact practices related to the first-year experience to improve the academic success, persistence and completion of first-year students at Manchester
  • Manage and direct all aspects of the orientation program, including but not limited to:
    • Provide leadership for the orientation committee; work closely with the committee to coordinate and implement new student orientation programs
    • Mentor and train student orientation staff, fostering a strong sense of community and responsibility (Orientation Assistant(s) and Orientation Leaders)
    • Coordinate recruitment, selection, and training of orientation leaders and orientation assistant
    • Design and implement an intensive training program to equip student staff for their leadership roles during and after the orientation program, centered in both the program and University missions.
    • Manage the budgetary process for orientation, first year and transition programs
    • Assess first-year and transfer orientation programs to innovate beyond best practices and ensure that the current programmatic model and offerings assists students in the transition to academic and co-curricular life at Manchester
    • Maintain a high degree of visibility and availability to students, faculty, and staff
  • Coordinate and lead all elements of Welcome Week for first year and transfer students
  • Develop and oversee summer activities for “at-risk” student groups designed to assist with their transition to Manchester
  • Work closely with First Year Seminar faculty to effectively transition students and provide peer support for struggling students
  • Collaborate closely with staff and faculty to ensure successful advising and registration support is provided to first year students during orientation and other key points during the first-year experience
  • Coordinate with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to development appropriate evaluative methodology, research, statistical reports, and other outcome measurements to identify the program effectiveness, and to identify future goals and strategies to enhance the program  

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge and working understanding of student development theory
  • Strong commitment to student growth and development
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across cultures and styles at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft application and educational technology

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, exempt position with hours that frequently include evenings and weekends. 

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment. 

To Apply:  Applications are due by December 15, 2017.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

 

 


 

Position: Student Success Advisor 

Department: Success Center – Advising  

Campus: North Manchester Campus 

Position Overview: The Student Success Advisor is a full-time, professional staff position within the Student Success Center. The Success Advisor utilizes a case management approach to provide guidance and support to special populations of incoming first-year and continuing students. The Success Advisor collaborates across the University with faculty and staff to provide “wrap-around” support to students who experience academic and personal challenges. This position reports to the Director of Advising and works proactively within a team to improve the persistence and graduation rates of Manchester University students.  

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

  • Work closely with and support the success of students through regular meetings, information sessions, advisement and other related activities
  • Proactively assist students with the development of plans to overcome academic challenges and explore alternatives to overcome barriers to persistence or graduation
  • Assist with providing services to special student populations such as undeclared, student athletes, first generation, and transfer students
  • Respond to flags raised by faculty and staff by coordinating student outreach and support services that connect students to available resources that promote academic and personal success
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively within a team, the department, and campuses; and with faculty and staff to ensure the delivery of academic and support services to students
  • Monitor, track and measure student progress by utilizing available technology and tracking systems
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all academic policies and procedures including institutional policies and federal and state regulations. Comply with applicable federal and state laws 
  • Identify opportunities and solutions that improve current student success approaches, and actively participate in the change of a constantly evolving organization 
  • Promote student self-service tools during advising sessions and new student orientation
  • Teach at least one section of a College Success Skills course each academic year 

Secondary Job Functions

  • Coordinate and assist with the supervision of student success initiatives designed to aid in student success (i.e. mentoring, peer coaching, etc.)
  • Serve on designated committees that are designed to support the needs of students
  • Participate in professional conferences and individual professional development

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required  
  • Must possess a strong student-focused outlook
  • High degree of computer proficiency required, including academic advising, word and spreadsheet processing, email, and student information system software, as well as use of a calculator to calculate GPA and GPA in the major
  • Must be highly proficient in written communication for document composition and proofreading purposes and possess polished oral communication skills and telephone etiquette
  • Professional appearance and the ability to interact effectively with persons at all organizational levels are essential
  • 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 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be able to keep information confidential
  • 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 seasonal demands of workload
  • The abilities to lift approximately 20 lbs.; hear and speak clearly; sit for up to 8 hours per day; and keyboard for extended periods are all essential qualifications for this position

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 department, 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. 

To Apply:  The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.