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. 

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Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Briar Cliff University of Iowa, an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective, invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Kinesiology to start in the Fall of 2022 with the possibility pending performance of applying to a tenure-track position after the first year. The duties include a 24-hour teaching load in addition to advising of major students. Teaching assignments will vary and may include both General Education courses as well as major specific courses. Successful candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to high-quality education in a Catholic and Franciscan University and agree to contribute to the mission and vision of the Kinesiology Department.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates will have earned a master's degree, preferably a Ph.D., in Exercise Sciences, Kinesiology or related field of study.
  • Preference given to candidates with a background in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, motor control or motor development.
  • Experience with teaching undergraduate exercise science/kinesiology courses
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team member with the other faculty, the Chair and Administration, complete assigned tasks, meet deadlines, and contribute to the mission and vision of the Kinesiology Department and Briar Cliff Universit

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, graduate transcripts, a teaching statement, student evaluations, and the names and contact information for three references who will not be contacted without consent. Submit application materials to Human Resources at humanresources@briarcliff.edu. Further information about employment opportunities may be found at www.briarcliff.edu/employment.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Assistant Professor

The Department of Nursing at Briar Cliff University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure track faculty position to teach in the primarily online MSN program. We are seeking a doctoral prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) to teach nursing courses with a start date of Summer 2022. The position includes teaching responsibilities, clinical supervision, and coordination with other faculty in the FNP/AGNP/PMHNP tracks.

In a wide variety of situations, the candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Additionally, the candidate will have prior experience in working with graduate nursing students.

Qualifications:

  • MSN degree
  • Two years of clinical practice as an NP are required
  • Board-certified as a Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Be eligible for APRN licensure in Iowa

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, graduate transcript(s), and the names and contact information for three references, who will not be contacted without consent. Submit application materials to Director of Human Resources, at humanresources@briarcliff.edu. Further information about this position may be found at www.briarcliff.edu/employment.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Briar Cliff University of Iowa, an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective, invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure-track, instructor, or assistant professor in Mathematics to start in the fall of 2022 with potential for annual renewal. Candidates will have earned a Master’s or Doctoral degree in mathematics or closely related field. The duties include a 24-hour teaching load, largely focused on general education courses, but including a limited number of upper-level courses. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to high-quality education in a Catholic and Franciscan University. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in statistics, but all applications will receive consideration.

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, graduate transcript(s), and the names and contact information for three references, who will not be contacted without consent. Submit application materials to Director of Human Resources, at humanresources@briarcliff.edu.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Education

Briar Cliff University of Iowa, an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective, seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, Instructor or Assistant Professor of Education to start in the Fall of 2022.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Instruct on-campus courses that provide foundation and methods in special education and general education
  • Supervise students in field placements and student teaching
  • Student advising
  • Attending department and university meetings and activities
  • Managing the university’s LMS
  • Meeting with prospective students
  • Participate in the university’s New Faculty Onboarding Program.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in an area of education
  •  Degree in Special Education or a closely related field
  • Must have demonstrated successful experience in PK-6 or 7-12 regular education and PK-6 or 7-12 special education classrooms
  • Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Special Education

Philosophy:

The philosophy of the Teacher Education Program of Briar Cliff University flows from the Mission Statement of the University and the mission of the program. Serving traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds in the Catholic/Franciscan tradition of openness, caring, and service, candidates in the Teacher Education Program are prepared to be reflective practitioners through a variety of pre-service growth experiences.  Those teaching in the Teacher Education Program emphasize subject area content, values education, research, and personal modeling of the various methodologies currently being used in the field. A variety of assessments are taught and modeled using diverse reading, writing, speaking, listening, and hands-on activities.

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 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.

We invite applications for this position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials must be received by April 22, 2022. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references who will not be contacted without consent. These materials should be sent electronically to Theresa Vandenberg, Human Resources Manager (HumanResources@briarcliff.edu).

Briar Cliff University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Administrative and Staff Positions

Vice President for University Advancement/University General Counsel

The Vice President for Advancement/University General Counsel supports the President and is responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing, evaluating, and growing relationships with a broad range of individuals and organizations. They will also advise the President on legal, compliance, and ethics.

The Vice President of Advancement/University General Counsel will serve as a convener, connector, and trusted resource across the University, senior leadership, and staff. This role will manage complex gift issues, overseeing estate gifts, and representing the University with trust donors and beneficiaries. Bringing a blend of stakeholder management and planned giving technical experience, this leader will be the University’s internal legal expert in the areas of planned giving, trusts and estates, complex charitable gifts, donor and funder agreements, and general legal contracts. A builder, collaborator, and strategic thinker, the Vice President of Advancement/University General Counsel will be a trusted resource and critical partner in advancing the goals of the University

This position is responsible for working with the President to identify and solicit principal and transformational gifts, including those from individuals, corporations and foundations that support students, research programs, special initiatives and interdisciplinary programs affiliated with Briar Cliff University. The Vice President for Advancement/University General Counsel will report to the President of Briar Cliff University.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

External Relations and Fundraising 50%

  • Works with the President and other senior leaders of the college to identify principal and transformational philanthropic and other opportunities that advance the goals of the University.
  • Develops innovative methods to identify and engage in new relationships (both alumni and non-alumni) that will support the advancement goals of the University.
  • Effectively represents the University to external stakeholders, including leaders in business and industry, local, state, and federal government officials, non-government organizations and community organizations.
  • Effectively communicates the university’s vision, mission, and priorities to prospects and donors.
  • Creates and analyzes reports to evaluate a comprehensive fundraising program to meet needs for private financial support and provide analysis and documentation demonstrating program performance.
  • Develops and implements the University’s campaign planning, feasibility study assessment, and case development.
  • Develops active and cooperative relationships with development staff in other University units to strengthen support for emerging interdisciplinary efforts.

Principal/Transformational Gift Portfolio 25%

  • Collaborates with the President in cultivating relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with donors and prospects (personal visits, coordinate meetings with the President (e.g., event attendance, etc.).
  • Provides strategic methodologies to drive growth of gifts over $500,000 and transformational giving.

Legal 25%

  • This position serves as an internal legal expert and resource in the areas of planned giving, trusts and estates, complex charitable gifts, donor and funder agreements and general legal contracts.
  • This is a senior and highly skilled position that operates in a highly collaborative environment.
  • The position expected to understand regulatory rules for charitable giving and the ability to balance honoring donor intent with such regulations as well as University policies for charitable gifts.
  • Provide guidance to University Relations and senior University leadership for charitable gift law issues, including estate planning, tax law and legal developments affecting charitable giving.
  • Guide planned giving and University development staff on complex gift issues, including real estate, tangible personal property, closely held business interests, insurance and other non- cash gifts.
  • Assist with donor-centered responses to non-routine planned and gift issues.
  • Lead or participate in special development initiatives as assigned.
  • Collaborate with Vice President of Finance to determine University’s role in estate and trust disputed matters, including selection and oversight of outside counsel.
  • Collaborate with finance team and University staff to ensure compliance with donor gift designations, including assessment of gift restrictions and guidance on any modification.
  • Collaborate with University Vice President of Finance to ensure compliance with trustee fiduciary obligations, including reporting to beneficiaries, recordkeeping, and oversight of investment allocation and performance.
  • In collaboration with planned giving, responsible for trust agreement and related document preparation, in consultation with outside counsel and trust agent, and for managing communications with trust donors and their advisors in creating and funding trusts.
  • In collaboration with planned giving, responsible for trust donor and beneficiary relations, including response to all questions and concerns regarding trust administration and investment.
  • Demonstrate commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment (exhibit 100% of the time).
  • Continuous learning in diversity, equity and inclusion for oneself and team via training, podcasts, articles, etc. 

MINIMUM ACCEPTANCE QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Juris Doctorate

Experience: 

  • Five years of experience is required in progressively responsible positions in advancement, preferably development.
  • Experience in all phases of fund-raising is required.
  • Experience in other areas currently included under University Advancement is preferred. Experience in higher education is strongly preferred.

Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
  • Management skills, in particular goal setting, supervision, budgeting and evaluation, are required.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

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.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

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.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Housekeeper
SUMMARY: As a part of Facilities Services, Housekeepers are responsible for a broad set of cleaning services and general upkeep in and around BCU facilities. The majority of the work focuses on inside services; however, on a seasonal basis expectations could include responsibilities such as clearing entrances to buildings and power washing exterior surfaces. In addition, laundry services, along with laundering cleaning rags, dust mops, etc. for custodial use.

JOB’S ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Performs regular cleaning of floors, walls, counters, windows, classroom boards, skylights, restrooms and building exteriors, according to established standards. Periodically deep cleans hard surface floors and carpeted floors.
  • Cleans and disinfects all fixtures and surfaces in restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities, as well as all drinking fountains. As needed, resolves problems such as plugged toilets, sinks, and floor drains. May perform preventive maintenance on drains, traps and water filters.
  • Uses industrial vacuum cleaners, buffers, extractors, auto scrubbers, shampooers and other assigned equipment. Cleans equipment after use, including emptying bags and fluid tanks in preparation for subsequent use. Reports problems and deficiencies including any safety issues in facilities and maintenance equipment to lead and/or supervisor. Returns tools, equipment and supplies to designated areas.
  • Fills paper product dispensers in restrooms and other designated areas. Empties and cleans trash receptacles, pencil sharpeners, ash cans and recycling containers.
  • Cleans spills as needed, including body fluids with exposure to blood borne pathogens.
  • Adheres to security procedures in opening and locking facilities and arming and disarming intrusion alarms.
  • Launders cleaning supplies (rags, dust mops, etc.) used by the Custodial staff.
  • May replace light bulbs and diffusers in fixtures. May do minor maintenance on general purpose classroom furniture.
  • Responds immediately during shift hours to requests by campus staff or administration for any emergency which may require minor maintenance.
  • In the event of unscheduled closures due to weather events and/or other circumstances, custodial staff is considered “essential personnel” for reopening the college.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent and minimum six months of Housekeeper experience required. Past experience in standard custodial practices, procedures and techniques in an organization with extended hours of operation and multiple high-traffic areas is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, and ATTITUDES – KSAA’s:

Knowledge of:

  • Use and potential hazards of cleaning agents including solvents, disinfectants, detergents and polishing agents
  • Tools and equipment commonly used in custodial work
  • Standard custodial practices, procedures and techniques.

Skill in:

  • Using a computer to perform basic operations
  • Operating floor scrubbing machines, carpet shampooing equipment and high speed floor polishing equipment.

Ability to:

  • Able to work and communicate effectively with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff
  • Exercise considerable judgment and initiative
  • Follow protocols and escalate as needed
  • Understand and follow broad and complex instructions.

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 essential job functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk and 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 25-50 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.  Temperature is usually conditioned and moderate, but may vary from extreme cold to extreme heat when working outside.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Associate Director of Major Gifts & Corporate Partnerships

The Associate Director of Major Gifts & Corporate Partnerships is a part of a team whose primary responsibility is the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual and corporate partners. The position will develop fundraising strategies to secure major gifts from alumni, friends, and corporate partnership across the country.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: 

  • Lead responsibility for a portfolio of prospects and donors with capacity to make gifts of $10,000 or more, executing a target of no less than 120 visits per year with prospects.
  • Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and lifetime giving potential of individual prospects.
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate contact, facilitate, or make solicitations, and ensure effective stewardship through collaboration with colleagues.
  • Make persuasive verbal and written cases for supporting Briar Cliff University’s key programs and projects.
  • Participate in the development of department objectives and strategies.
  • Develop and implement tactics to meet individual and group goals.
  • Serves as lead fundraiser for corporate asks.
  • Establishes fundraising goals and priorities based on department objectives, designs strategies to meet those goals, and monitors progress against goals.
  • Assist with Iowa College Foundation solicitations.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Philanthropy or the Vice President for University Relations.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Fundraising experience is preferred
  • Ability to write simple correspondence and effectively present information in small groups or one-on-one
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Some travel, evening and weekend work is required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Director of Information Technology

Responsible for the leadership and coordination of the information technology (IT) services of the University and has primary responsibility for short and long-range planning of the University’s technical infrastructure to ensure that it supports current and future programming and communications requirements.  The individual in this position provides oversight to the management of the University ’s computer software systems, servers, and networks, for the implementation and integration of enterprise systems and associated subsystems, and for IT instructional and operational support activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: 

  • Full oversite, management, development, and engagement of the University ERP solution (Ellucian Colleague)
  • Provides planning, budgeting, leadership, and supervision to the IT department, communicates current and projected needs, requirements, and options in the University budgeting process, and recommends acquisitions and updates.
  • Coordinates long-range planning activities for the technology infrastructure of the University, including administrative/student information systems, computer networks, personal computers, video systems, and voice communication systems.
  • Evaluates and recommends vendor contracts for hardware, software, and technology related services as needed.
  • Establishes standards for desktop computing, user support services and training.
  • Directs IT support services including distance education, media services, network operations and services, student computing, and University telephone systems, and ensures a prompt, efficient, effective, and client friendly technical support operation.
  • Develops information security guidelines and manages implementation, arranges for needed training and staff professional development, and recommends and drafts policy revisions where indicated.
  • Coordinates the activities of institutional research and web services to support the University ’s information and communication needs.
  • Provides project management for technology deployment or implementations, is responsible for assuring the maximum availability and reliability of the University ’s technical networks with the resources available.
  • Establishes standards for technology hardware, software, and communications protocols.
  • Maintains, reviews, and upgrades as needed the disaster recovery plan for the University ’s information recovery services.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments to efficiently implement technical installations and upgrades.
  • Performs other related tasks as required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, management, or related field required.
  • Master’s degree in computer information systems, management, or related field preferred
  • Five years’ related experience, including supervisory or management role, or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position
  • Three to five years Ellucian Colleague experience
  • Broad knowledge of current communication protocols, operating systems, virtual technologies, and programming
  • Technical knowledge and analytical skills to identify complex system issues and coordinate an effective resolution
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and deliver timely, on budget completion of those projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with University faculty, staff, administration, and governing boards
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical matters effectively with people of varying skills and background, including board members, supervisors, University faculty and staff, students, and the public
  • Sufficient visual acuity and physical dexterity to meet working conditions

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Graduate Assistant for Alumni and Events

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for an Alumni and Events position. The ideal candidate will be a collaborator with excellent interpersonal skills that is impeccably organized and that thrives on high impact short term projects and engagements. Creativity, problem solving, and being an effective contributor to assigned projects are a must.

This position will assist University Relations team with general questions from alumni. This position will lead all events including implementation of key logistics and timetables, interaction with alumni, donors, vendors, and volunteers for events. Help team ensure accurate data entry and reporting for all special events including donor management software, Excel, and other various event documents to result in a full event profile.

Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service, excellent writing and oral communication skills, excellent computer skills. Ability to successfully work independently and in a team environment. Enthusiasm, creativity, a positive sense of humor, and a “can do” attitude a must.

Benefits:

This position includes full tuition remission of specified majors, a stipend and on-campus room and board included.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Admitted to the Briar Cliff University graduate school

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Communications

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Marketing & Communication Graduate Assistant position. The ideal candidate will provide administrative, writing, social media, and project management support to the Marketing team.

This position will draft, edit, and assist in the preparation and dissemination of a variety of promotional and marketing materials; assist with special projects and special events; and support social media needs.

Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service, excellent writing and oral communication skills, excellent computer skills. Ability to successfully work independently and in a team environment. Enthusiasm, creativity, a positive sense of humor, and a “can do” attitude a must.

Benefits:

This position includes tuition remission and fees, a stipend, and free housing.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Admitted to the Briar Cliff University graduate school
  • 1-3 years of related experience and/or training

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Director of Compass

The Director of the Compass at Briar Cliff University will provide leadership to Compass Navigators and will serve the University by working collaboratively with campus leadership to fulfill the mission of the Compass. The Compass was established to strengthen academic support systems and improve retention degree completion and is supported by a Title III grant funded by the Department of Education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Provide oversight of first-year programs, first-year academic advising, and first-year seminar
  • Support initiatives to implement best practices tied to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility to increase student success
  • Provide oversight of the academic achievement programs including BCU’s Early Alert/Student Success platform and progress surveys
  • Provide oversight of academic probation interventions including academic peer mentors
  • Work with the AVPAA and grant monitoring team to meet the objectives of the Title III grant
  • Teach 1 Seminar course and 1 CORE 101 course
  • Utilize pro-active advising techniques to engage students in dialogue through formal and informal interactions
  • Maintain and update student records on a regular basis using SIS and Early Alert/Student Success platforms
  • Maintain a full understanding of the general education and degree specific program requirements to properly advise students
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with academic departments to best guide students and advocate for students
  • Educate students on services, policies, and procedures
  • Collaborate across campus with other departments as means of best serving student needs
  • Fulfill a collateral assignment within the department to include, but not limited to: first year student workshops, parent programs, orientation, mentoring, Charger Weekend, etc.
  • Positively represent the Compass of across campus through participation in committees, programs, and service opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree required
  • Experience advising students and/or working in the higher education environment
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of the dynamics and pressures of college students and a strong interest in actively engaging to student support success 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

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.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Marketing Specialist

This position is responsible for providing writing, videography, photography, and project management on the Marketing & Communications team. The Marketing Specialist will draft, edit, and assist in the preparation and dissemination of a variety of promotional, media, and marketing materials; assist with special projects and special events; lead media relations and other needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Public Relations:

  • Build effective relationships with the media and/or community contacts and internal stakeholders.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and students to identify, research and develop potential story ideas for use with media and/or internal communication vehicles.
  • Pitch PR stories to appropriate media on a consistent and regular basis.
  • Write press releases, media alerts, testimonials, and other articles as needed.
  • Plan and execute all aspects of press conference and other media-related visits to campus.
  • Escort media on campus to interviews and other PR-related activities.
  • Oversees and maintains accurate media analysis for Briar Cliff University.

General Communications: 

  • Provides writing, photography, and events support.
  • Assists with distribution of marketing and promotional materials.
  • Strong familiarity with web and social media platforms, including content and social media analysis tools.
  • Leads marketing projects as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Preferred Experience in Videography:

  • Create, update, and manage high quality and engaging video content.
  • Proficiency in videography, lighting, sound, animation, editing, live broadcast/podcasting, script writing, and digital channel distribution strategies. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree or similar required. 
  • Experience in different areas of writing and communication, i.e., press media, web, social media, memos, etc.
  • Experience in Premiere Pro and other Adobe programs.  

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

IT Help Desk Technician

The IT Help Desk Technician will be working in a customer service-oriented environment and responsible for providing technical support for all University users in an efficient and accurate manner. The goal of this position is to make sure that customer value is maintained to the standards set forth by the Briar Cliff University IT Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Primary responsibility is frontline end user support, basic troubleshooting, and customer service for common Help Desk issues.
  • Be present and visible at the Help Desk and available to users requiring technical assistance during regularly scheduled business hours.
  • Respond to questions from callers, walk-ins, and email; remotely assist students, staff, and faculty with technology problems in offices, classrooms, and residence halls; direct calls to appropriate IT Staff as necessary.
  • Track, route, and monitor open tickets to ensure that issues are assigned correctly and are being worked and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Participate in various projects, troubleshoot problems with hardware and software issues, and provide written documentation to solutions.
  • Maintain and keep organized the Help Desk area, storeroom, and computer lab areas.
  • Keep paper, toner cartridges and other supplies inventoried and stocked.
  • Maintain hardware on campus including computers, monitors, and classroom AV.
  • Assist the IT Manager as well as other IT Staff as needed.
  • Development of documentation of processes and best practices.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and properly escalate unresolved issues to appropriate technical team members.
  • Set up equipment for employee use at a desk, performing or ensuring proper installation of equipment and cables.
  • Willingness to learn and cross train in different IT areas.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate degree in related field
  • 1-2 years of IT experience
  • Knowledge of Active Directory, Windows Operating Systems, and Microsoft products
  • CompTIA A+ Certification preferred but not required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Customer service focused
  • Analytical and detailed
  • Effective communicator
  • Effective listening skills
  • Advanced troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills
  • Independent with good judgment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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 50 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.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Registrar Assistant

Keeping all student records from when admitted until graduation.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Phone, greet incoming students and public
  • Process transcript request from students
  • Mail-distribute and make sure outgoing mail gets done each day
  • Complete insurance forms, deferment forms, enrollment verification forms
  • Filing
  • Make room changes and reservations for faculty, staff, and administration
  • Process Change in Schedule Forms
  • Update new faculty on FNM & FAC, then add to schedule and Datatel
  • Process Change of Registration Forms for add/drops
  • Put transfer hours on the computer for new students each term
  • Process withdrawal forms
  • Do Employment Verifications from National Student Clearinghouse
  • Updates student files when additional transcripts come in
  • Update and check Jr and Sr files to make sure students are on track. Notify advisors if seniors are deficient
  • Make graduate program to give to marketing, and proof before printing
  • Send approval forms to Department chairs for May, August, and December graduates, copy evaluation of transcripts, for majors and minors
  • Input late grades at end of each semester, run report cards, and transcripts on request
  • Incompletes on computer and run transcripts mail to student, copy for faculty, refile our copy
  • Make repeat courses list and check forms if student is still enrolled in the course or has dropped the course before grades are due
  • Manually process repeat course grading at end of semester
  • Run report cards and sort for faculty advisors at mid-term and end of semester
  • Run additional report cards for students with more than one advisor
  • Graduate students who are done at the end of December, May, and August
  • Send out diplomas
  • End date advisors for graduates and withdrawn students
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
  • Six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience should relate to use of software for data lookups, processing, and reporting
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Athletic Positions

Graduate Assistant for Volleyball

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Volleyball Graduate Assistant Coach position. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the Head Coach in the daily operations of a NAIA athletics program including: recruiting, coaching, film analysis and opponent scouting, social media management/program promotion, fundraising and mentoring. This position also includes event management duties and other duties assigned by the athletic department of the University.

Benefits:

This position includes full tuition remission of specified majors, a stipend and on-campus room and board included.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have their bachelor’s degree and be admitted to a Briar Cliff University graduate program
  • Prior successful playing or coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred; successful high school or club coaching experience considered
  • Strong communication organizational and leadership skills
  • Commitment to developing positive relationships with student-athletes, coaches, administration and BCU community
  • Proficiency with both Windows and Mac Operating Systems
  • Valid US driver’s license

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Graduate Assistant for Men's Soccer

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Men’s Soccer Graduate Assistant position. This position will be responsible for assisting the men’s soccer coach in the areas of recruiting, practice and game planning and management, conducting individual workouts, video coordinating, and the overall administration of the program.

Benefits:

This position includes tuition remission and fees, a stipend, and free housing. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Admitted to the Briar Cliff University graduate school
  • Experience either playing college soccer or coaching at the high school or college level is preferred.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Graduate Assistant forMen's/Women's Soccer Goalkeeper

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Men/Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper Graduate Assistant position. This position will be responsible for assisting with all functions of the men/women’s soccer coach in the areas of recruiting, practice and game planning and management, conducting individual workouts, video coordinating, and the overall administration of the program.

Benefits:

This position includes tuition remission and fees, a stipend, and free housing. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Admitted to the Briar Cliff University graduate school
  • Experience either playing college soccer or coaching at the high school or college level is preferred
  • A background in graphic design, marketing and social media is a plus, but not necessary

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Graduate Assistant for Sports Information

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Sports Information Graduate Assistant position. This position will be responsible for assisting the sports information director in writing pre and post-game press releases and feature stories for all 16 sports teams. Provide gameday coverage at home events, including inputting stats, live stream oversight, or photography. Along with updating the athletics website and creating content for the social media accounts.   

Benefits:

This position includes tuition remission and fees, a stipend, and free housing. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior athletic communications experience either as a student worker, intern, or graduate assistant
  • Proficiency with Adobe products and both Windows and Mac operating systems

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Graduate Assistant for Men's/Women's Golf

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Men’s/Women’s Golf Graduate Assistant position. This position will be responsible for assisting the men’s/women’s golf coach in the areas of recruiting, practice and game planning and management, conducting individual workouts, video coordinating, and the overall administration of the program.

Benefits:

This position includes tuition remission and fees, a stipend, and free housing. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Admitted to the Briar Cliff University graduate school
  • Experience either playing college soccer or coaching at the high school or college level is preferred.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Graduate Assistant for Strength & Conditioning

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant position. This position will be responsible for the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for assigned sports, communication with coaches and athletic trainers, and daily upkeep and maintenance of the facility.

Benefits:

This position includes tuition remission and fees, a stipend, and free housing. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Admitted to the Briar Cliff University graduate school
  • Preferred qualifications include prior internship/work experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning setting, professional certification (NSCA-CSCS, CSCCA-SCCC, USAW), and experience as a collegiate athlete.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Graduate Assistant for Women's Basketball

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Women’s Basketball Graduate Assistant position. This position will be responsible for assisting the women's basketball coach in the areas of recruiting, practice and game planning and management, conducting individual workouts, video coordinating, and the overall administration of the program.

Benefits:

This position includes tuition remission and fees, a stipend, and free housing. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Admitted to the Briar Cliff University graduate school
  • Experience either playing college basketball or coaching at the high school or college level is preferred.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Graduate Assistant for Wrestling

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Wrestling Graduate Assistant position. This position will be responsible for assisting the wrestling coach in the areas of recruiting, practice and game planning and management, conducting individual workouts, video coordinating, and the overall administration of the program.

Benefits:

This position includes tuition remission and fees, a stipend, and free housing. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Admitted to the Briar Cliff University graduate school
  • Experience as a collegiate athlete or coaching at the high school or college level is preferred.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Graduate Assistant for Sports Information

Briar Cliff University is seeking qualified applicants for a Sports Information Graduate Assistant position. This position will be responsible for assisting the sports information director in writing pre and post-game press releases and feature stories for all 16 sports teams. Provide gameday coverage at home events, including inputting stats, live stream oversight, or photography. Along with updating the athletics website and creating content for the social media accounts.   

Benefits:

This position includes tuition remission and fees, a stipend, and free housing. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior athletic communications experience either as a student worker, intern, or graduate assistant
  • Proficiency with Adobe products and both Windows and Mac operating systems

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

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