Careers 

Make a difference where you work.

If you value working in an environment that values service, caring, and openness to all, while providing an unparalleled higher education experience, then Briar Cliff might be the right fit for you. With a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth in educational, research, and clinical environments and a competitive employee benefits package, our values are not just something we instill in our students - but something that carries over to every person that becomes apart of the Briar Cliff University family.

Faculty Positions

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator - Developing School of Occupational Therapy

Briar Cliff University invites applications from individuals with a passion for working with rural and/or underserved communities and the desire to advance the role of occupational therapy in traditional and emerging settings for the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program. Briar Cliff University (BCU) is in the initial stages of developing the OTD program and has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). As the program is in the early stages of development, the position offers a unique opportunity for the AFWC to help shape the curriculum and the clinical education offerings.

The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) will be responsible for developing and refining the academic fieldwork education program to ensure comprehensive integration of scope and content into the OTD curricular design. The AFWC is responsible for the Program’s coordination, management, and compliance with the fieldwork requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The AFWC’s primary responsibilities are to identify and establish academic fieldwork placement sites, and plan, administer, and monitor academic fieldwork activities on behalf of the applicant program and in coordination with clinical partners (contracted clinical and community facilities, fieldwork educators).

The AFWC is full-time (12-month) tenure-track, core faculty member with 50% reassigned administrative time for management and administration of the fieldwork program. The AFWC has standard professional responsibilities in the areas of teaching and advising (reduced load), service, and professional development consistent with a regular faculty role and in alignment with the mission and philosophy of the developing Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES FOR SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:

  • Develops course materials in area of expertise including writing course syllabi and developing appropriate instructional methods.
  • Teaches OTD courses assigned in content area of expertise and meeting program standards for student and peer evaluations.
  • Develops and administers student assessments in alignment with the curricular design, as appropriate.
  • Enhances expertise in teaching content areas through continuing education, contemporary occupational therapy practice, and using current teaching and learning methodologies.
  • Participates in ongoing curriculum and program assessment.
  • Convenes all classes as scheduled; reports final grades at the designated time; agrees to an open door policy for student accessibility and engagement.
  • Maintains licensure and certification as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES FOR SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY, AND PROFESSION:

  • Advises students.
  • Assists in the recruitment and admissions of students.
  • Attends department events including student orientation and commencement exercises.
  • Performs committee assignments at the OTD Program and University level.
  • Performs community service and/or practice through Pro-bono Clinic or practice area of choice.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SCHOLARSHIP:

  • Engages in scholarly activity and maintains an active research agenda as relevant to academic fieldwork education, the AFWC position, and the Program’s Scholarship Agenda.
  • Supervises and mentors student research.
  • Maintains professional development in the area of scholarship and/or research.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops, implements, and manages the academic fieldwork program for the preparation and education of OTD students.
  • Shares supervision of the Clinical Education Assistant.
  • Assists the Program Director with ACOTE compliance and annual accreditation reports relative to the program’s preparation and implementation of the academic fieldwork curriculum, experiences, and activities.
  • Creates and cultivates relationships with stakeholders to secure, via contractual agreement, adequate fieldwork sites that reflect the sequence and scope of content in the OTD curriculum.
  • Assist with the recruitment of qualified fieldwork supervisors who represent quality practices and diverse populations.
  • Develops, communicates, and enforces the Academic Fieldwork Education Handbook to include policies and procedures related to academic fieldwork education while ensuring consistency with the Faculty and Student Handbooks.
  • Educates students, fieldwork educators (FWEds) and academic faculty about academic fieldwork education requirements and standards to ensure compliance.
  • Assists with the evaluation of students’ performance to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum.
  • Coordinates and supports the management of the clinical database to document the criteria and process for selecting fieldwork sites which includes ensuring availability of appropriate full-time clinical site slots, maintaining memoranda of understanding, complying with all site requirements, maintaining site objectives and site data, and communicating this information to students prior to the start of the fieldwork experience.
  • Fosters communication and development of FWEds at fieldwork sites and provides support and guidance to ensure quality experiences for student learning and progression.
  • Collects Fieldwork Performance Evaluations (FWPE) reports and collaborates with FWEds to evaluate student performance and assign grades for all fieldwork courses.
  • Collects post-clinical student and FWEd surveys.
  • Guides curriculum design, planning, scheduling, and outcome measures related to the fieldwork education component to ensure compliance with ACOTE standards.
  • Guides strategic planning related to fieldwork education.
  • Understands ACOTE and University specific accreditation standards and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards.
  • Demonstrates the characteristics to conduct self ethically and professionally in accordance with the mission of BCU and current occupational therapy practice.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned clinical or post-professional doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy or related field (OTD, DrOT, DSc, EdD, ScD) awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). All but dissertation (ABD) candidates may be considered if they meet the minimum practice requirements below.
  • Licensed occupational therapist who is licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Iowa;
  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical practice experience;
  • Strong leadership skills and a vision for excellence and interprofessional collaboration;
  • Excellent communication, conflict management and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated skills in teaching and instructional technology;
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Briar Cliff University.

 EXPERIENCE PREFERRED (but not required):

  • Four or more years of post-licensure clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist;
  • Prior experience as an AFWC or fieldwork educator in clinical practice (FWEd);
  • Completion of or willingness to complete the AOTA Fieldwork Coordinator Certificate Workshop;
  • Prior teaching experience in an academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice;
  • Evidence of active involvement in community and professional service;
  • Prior experience in working with rural and underserved populations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and perform scholarly writing. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small and large group situations.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

Accomplished skills in typing, word processing, and spreadsheet management. Familiarity with Outlook and other Microsoft software preferred. Ability to learn and manage database.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

APPLICATIONS:

A full and complete application should contain the following information:

1) A cover letter outlining your experience as an occupational therapist in higher education and clinical practice/educator.

2) A complete CV outlining your career in higher education and within health-related areas.

3) The names of three professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers.  References will not be contacted without written permission.

This search will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants may contact Dr. Krusemark directly with questions regarding this position: cortni.krusemark@briarcliff.edu  

The University shall not discriminate against faculty, staff, volunteers, students, or applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law for any reason including recruitment, selection, and promotion.

Assistant/Associate Professor Sports Management

The Business Department of Briar Cliff University, an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective, invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the area of Sports Management.  The position begins January or August 2022 depending on the candidate’s availability.    The successful candidate will be qualified to teach undergraduate courses in Sports Management including: Principles of Sport Management, Sport Finance, Event and Facility Operations, and Marketing and Sales in the sports world.  Additional opportunity to teach at the Master’s level is a possibility.   Minimum qualifications include an MBA or Master’s level degree in Sports Management, or related area with five years of teaching experience. Candidates with sports management experience coupled with the above credentials will be given top priority.  The ideal candidate will have experience with advising undergraduate students and program accreditation and assessment. High value is placed on a team player who brings a variety of teaching interests and demonstrates knowledge of innovative learning technologies and program delivery, along with online teaching experience in a highly collaborative discussion-based asynchronous classroom. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence are required.

Perched on a scenic hilltop in northwest Iowa, Briar Cliff University is a liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs and is home to more than 1,100 students.  Since 1930, the University has educated students in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness to all.  Grounded in faith and pursuit in higher learning, the liberal arts education from Briar Cliff shapes more than just students’ résumés—it shapes their character.

We invite applications for this position.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and the names and contact information for three references who will not be contacted without consent.  These materials should be sent electronically to Cheryl Hansen, Director of Human Resources, at Cheryl.Hansen@briarcliff.edu. Further information about this position may be found at www.briarcliff.edu/employment.  EOE/AA 

Assistant Professor of Business Administration/International Business

The Business Department of Briar Cliff University, an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective, invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business Administration position beginning January or August 2022.   The successful candidate will be qualified to teach undergraduate courses in at least two of the following areas: International Business and International Management, Strategic Management and Production and Operations Management.  Additional opportunity to teach at the Master’s level is a possibility.   Minimum qualifications include an MBA or Master’s level degree in Management, Finance, or related area with five years of teaching experience. Candidates with international business experience coupled with the above credentials will be given top priority.  The ideal candidate will have experience with advising undergraduate students and program accreditation and assessment. High value is placed on a team player who brings a variety of teaching interests and demonstrates knowledge of innovative learning technologies and program delivery, along with online teaching experience in a highly collaborative discussion-based asynchronous classroom. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence are required.

Perched on a scenic hilltop in northwest Iowa, Briar Cliff University is a liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs and is home to more than 1,100 students.  Since 1930, the University has educated students in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness to all.  Grounded in faith and pursuit in higher learning, the liberal arts education from Briar Cliff shapes more than just students’ résumés—it shapes their character.

We invite applications for this position.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and the names and contact information for three references who will not be contacted without consent.  These materials should be sent electronically to Cheryl Hansen, Director of Human Resources, at Cheryl.Hansen@briarcliff.edu. Further information about this position may be found at www.briarcliff.edu/employment.  EOE/AA

Assistant Professor of Theology
 Briar Cliff University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, assistant professor in Theology to start in the fall of 2022. Briar Cliff is an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. A doctorate in theology or religious studies is required by time of appointment. The duties of this position include a 4/4 teaching load, an active research agenda, as well as service to the department and University.

Area of study for preferred candidates is open, but there is particular interest in those able to teach courses on the Bible, ecclesiology and Church history, ministry, Franciscan history and values, as well as one or more courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. An enthusiasm for contributing to general education courses and undergraduate learning communities is indispensable. Willingness for innovatively advancing the department’s curriculum and recruiting majors is also highly desired. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to high-quality education in a Catholic and Franciscan University.

Perched on a scenic hilltop in Sioux City, Iowa, Briar Cliff University is a liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs and is home to more than 1100 students. Since 1930, the University has educated students in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness to all. Grounded in faith and pursuit in higher learning, the liberal arts education from Briar Cliff shapes more than just students’ résumés—it shapes their character.

In order to be eligible for full consideration, applications must include the following components, each within a separate file (in PDF or Word format):

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Academic transcript (copies)
  4. Teaching philosophy and pedagogies
  5. Research profile and interests
  6. Contact information for three professional references

Materials are to be emailed to Ms. Cheryl Hansen, Director of Human Resources, at cheryl.hansen@briarcliff.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1.

 

Administrative and Staff Positions

Area Coordinator for Campus Life and Safety (Peacemakers)

Looking to be part of something new and exciting? Want a good salary AND still have FREE room and Board? Need a robust affordable benefit package? What if you could have all that, AND be a part of the leadership team at a top University set in a caring community?

Briar Cliff University is looking to hire four (4) Area Coordinators for Campus Life and Safety for our Peacemakers Department.  We are seeking candidates who create an atmosphere that encourages student personal growth, supports students of all backgrounds, and fosters and environment that creates world changers.  

The Area Coordinator for Campus Life and Safety directly supports a Residence Hall of 90-140 residents, supervises RA’s, and creates and implements a student centered approach to campus life and community.

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Campus Life & Safety, the Area Coordinators assist with the coordination and execution in the Peacemakers Department.  The Peacemakers Department at Briar Cliff University encompasses the areas of residential life, housing, campus safety, and student conduct.  The Area Coordinators are live-in employees with the overall goal of enhancing the student residential experience in a safe and engaging campus environment.

 

This position will focus on:

  • Leadership/supervisor duties.
  • Developing supportive relationships with students - be there when they need you.
  • Assisting with all aspects of housing - day to day needs.
  • Being creative - creates fun and engaging events and activities for students
  • All around campus safety and compliance
  • Goals and our mission 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree required, 1-3 or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

 

Graduate Assistant for Campus Life and Safety (Peacemakers)

Reporting to the Director of Campus Life & Safety, the Graduate Assistants assist with the coordination and execution in the Peacemakers Department. The Peacemakers Department at Briar Cliff University encompasses the areas of residential life, housing, campus safety, and student conduct. The Graduate Assistants are live-in employees with the overall goal of enhancing the student residential experience in a safe and engaging campus environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Provides direct supervision over student worker staff in the Peacemakers Department.
  • Develops and fosters a culture of excellence in service to students in all areas of responsibility.
  • As live-in employees, are prepared to be on-call for urgent student needs.
  • Leads all other duties and initiatives as assigned by the Director.

Residential Life

  • Develops meaningful relationships with the students they serve for proactive engagement and satisfaction.
  • Assists area coordinators with the planning and implementation of a robust student activities program.
  • Assists area coordinators with the coordination of student organizations.
  • Assists area coordinators with the planning and execution of robust intramural programs and activities.
  • Assists area coordinators with the planning, setup, and coordination of special events.

Housing

  • Assists area coordinators with all operations, management, and supervision of the assigned residence hall.
  • Assists area coordinators with all aspects of housing processes for current and incoming students, including room assignments and opening/closing/break procedures.
  • Assists area coordinators with maintaining occupancy and other property management records.
  • Works closely with Facilities Department to notify them of any required maintenance or housekeeping needs of students in common areas of their assigned residence hall.

Campus Safety

  • Enforces University policy and regulations and communicates with local law enforcement when necessary.
  • Assists all outside law enforcement agencies, fire department, or other safety agencies that are called to respond or investigate on the campus.
  • Assists area coordinators with routine vehicle and foot patrol to assess safety and protect property of the University, including all grounds and buildings.
  • Ensures detailed incident and/or accident reports are prepared and documented for official reporting and possible legal record.
  • Participates in training for extreme campus incidents, as well as the actual execution of procedures and evacuations during threats and responds to injury or crises as appropriate.
  • Participates in training for all Peacemakers staff and other necessary campus officials or departments that coincides with best practices in the area of campus safety.

Student Conduct

  • Assists the Director with the investigation of student policy violations for students.
  • Maintains detailed records and notes for student conduct files.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree required, 1-3 or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Retail Operations Supervisor

Briar Cliff University is seeking a retail operations manager to supervise a customer service staff of 25-30 student workers and manage inventory for all University retail operation locations. The Retail Operations Manager will be a full-time, 10-month, hourly position with benefits that reports to the Director of Revenue Operations and Marketing Specialist. This individual will primarily be the manager of our Charged Food and Brew (Coffee Shop) and Roth Cliff Shop (Apparel Store) operations, while supporting our other retail locations. This customer service position will be responsible of ensuring a quality student experience from every Briar Cliff University retail venue through a variety of store managerial responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Onboarding, training, scheduling, and managing customer service-oriented staff of 30 for all University retail operations.
  • Developing a weekly staffing schedule to ensure coverage of all open hours and special events. Reviewing and approve time sheets for payroll.
  • Maintaining effective inventory and cash control for loss prevention but supervising processes and procedures for the Charged Coffee Shop, Roth Cliff Shop, and other retail operations.
  • Planning and executing regular inventory counts, preparing report of results, and recommendations for procurement initiatives.
  • Developing, maintaining, and enforcing policies and procedures for purchasing, receiving, and pricing.
  • Maintains and execute procedures to ensure compliance with federal requirements for student bookstore purchases paid with grant funding.
  • Inputs departmental bookstore charges monthly; deposit sales receipts daily to the Business Office.
  • Collaborates with Director of Revenue Operations and Marketing Specialist to prepare retail operations budget, procure for all retail locations and other required reports.
  • Continuously seeks to research, recommend, and implement new retail initiatives to enhance the student experience and generate auxiliary revenue for the University.
  • Coordinate students to implement event set up needs for internal and external requests.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directly supervises work study students. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

1-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in restaurant or retail environment. Associates or Bachelors degree encouraged.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Financial Literacy Specialist

The financial literacy specialist will work with students in the TRIO Student Support Services to deliver financial based programming.  The incumbent will be responsible for educating students on financial aid, budgeting, and other financial aspects.  Working with a wide variety of constituents is necessary this will include students, faculty, staff, and outside vendors. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Advise students on an individual and group basis.
  • Assess participant needs and develop individualized financial wellness action plan to assist their understanding of: educational costs, personal expenses, debt and earning potential.
  • Assist students with financial aid application process and procedures, understanding rights and responsibilities, identifying and applying for scholarships and grants, guidance for loan repayment, loan exit counseling upon graduation and provide assistance in applying for post-baccalaureate degree financial aid.
  • Provide financial literacy education to students in the SSS program including but not limited to: understanding tuition statement, budgeting, credit cards, credit scores, taxes, cost of living, savings, negotiating salary and benefits, and creating short and long term financial goals.
  • Plan and implement regular office activities and monthly educational workshops to improve students’ economic and financial life skills. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of student learning and student financial planning.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to issues relating to diverse student body.
  • Reliability to maintain and established and flexible work schedule.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information and work-related information.
  • Presentation skills to groups of various sizes.
  • Experience delivering financial education, or in personal financial planning.
  • Experience working in financial aid or in delivering financial aid education.
  • Experience working with college students-especially first generation and low income.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, education, human services, or similar program.
Administrative Assistant - TRIO Talent Search

The TRIO Talent Search Administrative Assistant is a twelve-month, full-time employee. Responsible for input, maintenance, and reporting of student and data files. Creates flyers and publicity materials, and maintains social media accounts.  Sets up student events, not limited to college visits, STEM camps, and ACT bootcamps, this includes arrangements for busing, hotels, and space as needed. Displays sensitivity to the characteristics and needs of disadvantaged youth and maintains confidentiality of all student information.  Willingness to help with trips and events when needed.  Must be able to work independently.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for input, maintenance, and reporting of student files, arranges appointments, receives telephone calls, walk-in visitors, and distributes incoming mail.
  •  Assists in the preparation and distribution of reports required by the university.
  • Responsible for the typing as well as assisting in the gathering and dissemination of grant applications and performance reports according to U.S. Department of Education specifications.
  • Assists in the implementation of procedures that enhance the effective operation of the department as well as procedures necessary to carry out the university’s policies.
  • Takes, transcribes, and disseminates meeting minutes and correspondence.
  • Supervises and directs the activities of student workers as needed.
  • Assists in the layout and coordination of the printing and dissemination of publicity.
  • Assists in the implementation of social media postings through graphics and text. 
  • Assists with setting up the agenda and coordinating the transportation and space for campus visits, field trips, and summer activities.
  • Assists in the implementation of the student tracking systems by dissemination of mailings and correspondence.
Business Office Clerk

SUMMARY: The Business Office Clerk will work with students to communicate account status and answer questions relating to the student accounts at BCU. This position will also perform daily, weekly, monthly, annual and periodic accounting support duties. Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to work within the Franciscan values of the University.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Handle daily account inquiries with students using various forms of communications
  • Collect student account payments and set up payment plans
  • Outreach to students in delinquency status using various forms of communications
  • Produce monthly student account statements and distributing as appropriate
  • Billing student accounts on daily basis for tuition, fees and other miscellaneous charges
  • Analysis of the weekly student refunds issued
  • Reconciliation of outstanding and unclaimed check process
  • Reconciliation of the University Purchasing Card program
  • Handling of University invoicing; sponsorships and campus events
  • Completing journal entries
  • Monthly bank reconciliations for multiple University accounts

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • 2-3 years of accounting experience.
  •  Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office application.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to issues relating to diverse student body.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information and work-related information.
  • Experience working in higher education is preferred.
Project Accountant

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The Project Accountant provides primary accounting function for all grant monitoring administration, compliance, grant accounting, and financial reports of awarded grants through their final closing. 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Set up new grants:
    • Request account unit(s) for grant from Business Office.
    • Route grant checks to appropriate offices for deposit.
    • Enter indirect cost allocations, match journal entries.
    • Manage accounts payable and receivable activities for grant subcontracts.
    • Meet with Principal Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD) when grant is awarded to review responsibilities for grant management and reporting. Subsequent meetings to maintain communication throughout and at the conclusion of the grant. i. With PI/PD, complete template for effort reporting forms.
    • Maintain resources for compliance training (web-based)
  • Reporting:
    • Run Open Grants report monthly and review balances with other GFR staff.
    • Update PI/PD on available grant funds periodically.
    • Prepare monthly data for the business office on funding draws from Federal Agencies (DOE, NIH, NSF, NIJ)
    • Prepare/coordinate quarterly reports for Federal Agencies. Contacting/ collaborating with other offices as needed to gather required information.
    • Reconcile interim and final financial reports.
    • Verify final financial reports with Business Office.
    • Provide grant data for annual College grant audits. (A133 audit)
  • Close grants: Carry out grant closing activities.
  • Ensure compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices and documentation. Verify asset and liabilities by comparing them to documentation. Work with Controller to complete annual audit workpapers.
  • Work on other projects as assigned.

EDUCATION:  Four-year accounting degree or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:   Must have: 3 to 5 years accounting, budget management or related experience. Must be an experienced user with Microsoft Word and Excel; advanced database skills. Prefer: Prior Experience with grant management or audit.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to communicate processes and procedures required of PI/PD in grant administration and management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, to anticipate information needs of faculty and staff related to grants, and to respond to new situations.
  • Must possess a high level of accuracy and be detail oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to learn new software and technologies quickly.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting skills; knowledge of Federal grant accounting standards is a plus.
Application Systems Administrator

SUMMARY: The Application Systems Administrator is responsible for the support and database administration of university ERP applications (Ellucian and Brightspace, among several others).   

Primary duties will include managing ERP software lifecycle events including installation, security, cloning, upgrades, and patching.  Maintenance of both a test and live production environment.  Responsible for installing, configuring, and supporting ERP databases, data structures, data flows, data queries, and systems that support applications with a focus on data integrity, reliability, and security. This position will have primary responsibility for system patching, upgrades, and cloning related to ERP applications. In addition, this position will assess, support, troubleshoot, identify end-user training, and effectively communicate about systems/applications that are part of their assigned portfolio, acting as the primary liaison between functional offices and tech support for supported applications. The person will be trained and will be responsible for reading documentation to keep current with the changes and developments in the ERP applications.  Must understand security and data integrity controls and protocols.

The Application Systems Administrator will work as an integral member of the IT team, contributing to integration services, supporting database infrastructure.  They will play a critical role in identifying, evaluating, and implementing the correct application solutions for the university, by providing guidance on selection of new applications, design, development, performance, and optimization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (but not limited to):

  • Providing support and strong management for the system administration of the Colleague ERP and the daily support of all university ERP applications and databases. 
  • Administration of the ERP Applications production and test environments.
  • Provide support for the university’s information systems Ellucian and D2L (Brightspace)
  • The Ellucian software incorporates the following components:
    • Colleague Student and Academic System
    • Colleague Financial System
    • Colleague HR
    • Colleague Admissions / Recruit - CRM
    • Communications Management
    • WebAdvisor / Self Service
    • User Interface
    • SA Valet
  • SQL Server Administration and Analysis is required daily to support new and existing programming, systems, and data maintenance.
    • Required to query the data and data structures of the system, troubleshoot any problem that arises in the database, software, or software configuration. 
  • Configure backups, ongoing monitoring, analysis, setup database maintenance tasks, and optimization of SQL stored procedures, application queries and database systems.
  • Administer campus Learning Management Software (D2L – Brightspace), managing the SIS integration with Ellucian.
  • Maintain the institutions Ellucian Colleague ERP system by providing best practice preventive maintenance and management. Supports all client SQL databases related to Ellucian applications: Colleague, portal, self-service, data extracts, patches and upgrades, and CRM based products.
  • Monitoring of system resources and performance, identifies resource constraints and
    develops appropriate strategies and actions to ensure system performance and availability.
  • Monitor and maintain the system with a focus on security, performance, and availability. 
  • Responsibilities include monitoring, routine maintenance, software installation, upgrade and patching, and issue troubleshooting and resolution.
  • Maintain operational documentation as well as detailed information about application configurations, changes, and issues.
  • Take primary responsibility for system patching, upgrades, and cloning related to the Enterprise System applications.
  • Work closely with university employees to design, create, and implement metrics and reporting capabilities. 
  • Help the university in developing data integrity, rules, and procedures. This person will maintain a library of all data integrity, rules, and security protocol. 
Admissions Coordinator - DPT and OTD

SUMMARY: This is a twelve-month position with the primary objective for recruiting Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Occupational Therapy (OTD) students to Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. The coordinator will assist in developing and implementing appropriate strategies to meet individual and organized recruiting goals. This includes working with prospective students and their families about their college choice, assisting the Admissions Committee Chairs of DPT and OTD, and development of targeted recruitment events and activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop a strategic recruitment plan that aligns with DPT and OTD programs
  • Support undergraduate students with pathway development and pre-PT and pre-OT advising and recruitment
  • Recruiting travel along with evening and weekend work may be required
    • High schools 
    • Colleges/Universities
    • Fairs 
    • Community College 
    • Special Events
  • Coordinate inquiries and initiate the appropriate follow up for each student
  • Work with student from beginning to end of their enrollment process
    • Assist in answering any questions that the student may have 
    • Conduct campus and virtual visits 
    • Connect with faculty and staff that may be able to assist 
    • Initiates follow up and communication with student via call, text, and email
  • Assist with special recruiting projects
  • Manage various admissions databases
  • Work closely with support staff
  • Participate in Enrollment Management and departmental Admissions Committee meetings
  • Complete weekly and monthly progress reports
  • Represent Briar Cliff University in a professional manner at and off campus events

SKILLS and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
    • One or two years related experience or training
    • Higher education, event coordination, marketing, and/or sales experience preferred
  • Computer Knowledge
    • Efficient in Word and Excel 
    • Basic typing and calculator skills 
    • Ability to adhere to communicate effectively on a variety of platforms 
    • Familiarity with face to face virtual technology (zoom, teams, etc)
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and be flexible
  • Ability to work and live within a Catholic Franciscan culture of acceptance and service to all
Office Coordinator for Enrollment Management

SUMMARY: This position will support the Enrollment team through secretarial, administrative, and office coordinating duties.  A primary objective is to promote a positive image for BCU by consistent responsiveness to all who call, visit, or in any way seek assistance. This person is the initial impression of BCU to prospective students and other university guests.  Promoting a positive image for BCU is priority.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Any duties requested by VP of Enrollment Management
  • Collaborate with all departments across campus
  • Greet all visitors as the welcoming voice of BCU in a friendly and professional manner
  • Answer main switchboard for campus, Enrollment management and back up to the President’s Office
  • Coordinate all aspects of daily student campus and virtual visits, including use of the CRM (client relation management)
  • Open the office and make all arrangements for the day
  • Responsible for the procurement and requisition process for Enrollment 
  • Make appointments for VP when requested by colleagues or off campus people
  • Coordinate the scheduling of rooms and food for events scheduled through Enrollment
  • Assist with coordinating college fairs 
  • Order office supplies when needed 
  • Work as a team player in the Enrollment Department
  • Assist with the overall admissions planning process by attending admissions meetings, helping with admissions visit days and providing administrative support as needed
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise work-study students.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High School graduate; some college or vocational training preferred.  Two to five years of office related experience.
  • Must possess strong telephone skills and manners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Basic typing and calculator skills
  • Trustworthy – high degree of confidentiality required
  • Neat, professional appearance
  • Computer experience
  • Outgoing, friendly, positive attitude
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to prioritize work assignments
  • Flexibility in handling workload
  • Attentive to details

 

Athletic Positions

Sports Information Director
 SUMMARY:

The Sports Information Director is responsible for sports information and promotion of athletics at Briar Cliff University.  Responsibilities include sports information, web content management, publishing media guides and other materials, social media, stats, event and game management, communication with the media, and contracts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Sports Information:
    • Collect and maintain sports data on individuals and teams for sports promotion
    • Disseminate sports and athletic statistics for sports promotion
    • Produce news releases for pre-game publication and post game results
    • Develop and maintain BCU athletic website with schedules and scores
  • Sports Promotion:
    • Design and produce all sports programs and schedules
    • Establish contacts/relationships with media personnel, NAIA officials, and local sports supporters to promote BCU athletics
    • Administer athletic hall of fame
    • Promote athletics for national, regional, and local recognition and awards
    • Organize sports promotion activities in conjunction with athletic events
  • Athletic Operations:
    • Manage all game contracts
    • Assist with event and game management
    • Function as team member within Athletic Department
    • Other duties as assigned by Athletic Director

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises coaches, graduate assistants, and work study students as needed. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters degree preferred.

Assistant Coach - Track/Field & Cross Country

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Coach Track and Field and Cross Country helps coach the teams during meets and practices in an atmosphere of respect for all persons and acknowledges the values and mission of the university. This position also recruits student-athletes to achieve a full roster of players.  This is a full time position.

Job Functions:

  • Identifying and recruiting qualified student-athletes
  • Coaching in team practices
  • In-game coaching
  • Player development
  • Travel Coordination
  • Opponent Scouting and Game Planning
  • Development and implementation of BC Social Media plan
  • Assist with game scheduling and game day events
  • Guide and mentor team members on and off the track/field
  • Represent the men’s basketball program and Briar Cliff University in a positive manner at all times
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years collegiate coaching experience
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of computer applications
  • Ability to work irregular hours including nights and weekends
  • Driving record and license to maintain approved driver status.
Head Men's Soccer Coach

SUMMARY:

The Men’s soccer coach is responsible for coaching the men’s soccer team on and off the field.  The soccer coach will act as a mentor to players on the team providing guidance and advice in the areas of academics, athletics, and personal development.  The coach will be familiar with academic advising as well as being able to provide assistance with retention and registration efforts.  The coach will need to be a hands on recruiter and provide a safe, dynamic environment in which the student athletes can learn.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Staying up to date on Soccer Regulations
  • Recommend strategic changes to the program
  • Recruitment of student athletes
  • Budget management and development
  • Game and official scheduling
  • Game and practice coaching
  • Attendance at athletic department meetings when possible
  • Function as a team member with athletic department
  • Advise/Mentor student athletes
  • Remaining up to date on Briar Cliff Academic requirements

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises any part-time assistant coaches and/or work study students.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sports Management or similar required
  • Master’s degree in Business, Education, or similar field preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in collegiate coaching
  • Extensive experience in playing the game of soccer
  • Knowledge of and adherence to policies and regulations
  • Experience in academic advising of college athletes

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