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.

Applications submitted by August 1st, 2021, will receive priority consideration. 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

 

Administrative and Staff Positions

Program Assistant, Nursing

The objective of the Program Assistant is to support the faculty and students through administrative services.  The incumbent must be highly organized and have the ability to multitask and manage priorities.  The Program Assistant is a valued member of the Department of Nursing and will be expected to complete a variety of work to ensure the smooth operation of the Nursing department. This position is a part-time position scheduled for 20 hours per week. The weekly schedule of the Program Assistant is flexible within the guidelines outlined by Department of Nursing program. This position is eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Chairperson and faculty in the formulating, creating, producing, processing and managing of hard copy and electronic documentation, evaluations, correspondence, and various files.
  • Assist Chairperson with functional activities and responsibilities required by the department, including minor decision-making for the department.
  • Coordinate site reservations for Department of Nursing activities, correspond with attendees, and take responsibility for special arrangements and events as requested.
  • Manage departmental student database and mailing lists.
  • Maintain confidentiality on all department business, including student files, departmental business and individual faculty member’s business.
  • Operate office machines as necessary and assist faculty and work-study students in the operation of these machines.
  • Answer phone calls forwarding from faculty offices, take/deliver messages, relay information to/from faculty, redirect phone calls when necessary, and answer callers’ questions whenever possible.
  • Keep office/classroom supplies used by faculty on hand and inventory/order each year for the nursing department.
  • Take minutes at all committee meetings and at nursing department faculty meetings as requested.
              

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: 

  • Minimum two year degree in computer related area; and three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write and manage 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 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.

 

Director of Campus Life and Safety (Peacemakers)

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations & Athletics, the Director of will oversee and manage the Peacemakers Department. The Peacemakers Department at Briar Cliff University encompasses the areas of residential life, housing, campus safety, and student conduct. The Director provides leadership and oversight to the department with the goal of enhancing the student residential experience in a safe and engaging campus environment. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Supervises residence hall area coordinators, graduate assistants, resident assistants, and campus safety staff. 
  • Provides leadership in strategic planning and execution for the department, in alignment with the University strategic plan.
  • Develops and fosters a culture of excellence in service to students in all areas of responsibility.
  • Develops a culture of process improvement, including maximizing the usage of the Ellucian database system in all processes, where practical.
  • Work with the Vice President of Operations & Athletics in creating and maintaining budgets, including revenue and expense projections associated with all aspects of the department.
  • As administrator of the department, leads all other duties and initiatives as assigned by the Vice President.

Residential Life

  • Provides vision, direction, and long-range planning for a robust residential life program.
  • Assembles a staff that develops meaningful relationships with the students they serve for proactive engagement and satisfaction.
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of a robust student activities program that adds value to the on campus extracurricular student experience.
  • Oversees the coordination of student organizations.  Develops and oversees processes for students to add new student organizations, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of current organizations.
  • Oversees the planning and execution of robust intramural programs and activities

Housing

  • Responsible for all operations, management, and supervision of all residence halls.
  • Oversees all aspects of housing processes for current and incoming students including room assignments and opening/closing/break procedures.
  • Develops a seamless move-in and move-out processes for students.
  • Maintains occupancy and accounting records for room and board and works closely with student’s accounts for meal plan and residence hall billings, including charges for individual and common area damages.
  • Serves as a liaison with campus dining services for billing, planning, and budgeting.
  • Works closely with Facilities Department to coordinate routine cleaning and maintenance. Submits work orders for non-routine cleaning, maintenance, or repairs of residence halls.

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.
  • Oversees traffic and parking enforcement on campus.
  • Oversees routine vehicle and foot patrol to assess safety and protect property of the University, including all grounds and buildings.
  • Activates and maintains the guard card access system for students and staff.
  • Oversees video surveillance system, alarm systems, fire detection systems, etc.  Works with Facilities Department and Information Technology Department for maintenance and continuous improvement of these systems.
  • Ensures detailed incident and/or accident reports are prepared and documented for official reporting and possible legal record.
  • Coordinates campus 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.
  • Develops training for all Peacemaker staff and other necessary campus officials or departments that coincides with best practices in the area of campus safety.
  • Regularly reviews and recommends updates to policies and protocols relating to campus safety.

Student Conduct

  • Serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the University.  Ensures the deputy coordinators and campus community receive regular Title IX training with the evolving regulations.
  • Serves as the Student Conduct Officer for the University.  Oversees the investigation of student policy violations.
  • Regularly informs the student body of university policies.

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, 5 or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.  Master’s degree preferred.

Area Coordinator for Campus Life and Safety (Peacemakers)

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Provides direct supervision and leadership over one residence hall, the assigned resident assistants, and all residential students in the building.
  • 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 with the planning and implementation of a robust student activities program.
  • Assists with the coordination of student organizations.
  • Assists with the planning and execution of robust intramural programs and activities.
  • Assists with the planning, setup, and coordination of special events.

Housing

  • Assists with all operations, management, and supervision of the assigned residence hall.
  • Assists with all aspects of housing processes for current and incoming students, including room assignments and opening/closing/break procedures.
  • Assists 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 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.
  • Ensures that resident assistants are enforcing residence hall policies.
  • 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.

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.

 

TRIO Talent Search Advisor

The TRIO Talent Search Advisor is an eleven-month, full-time employee who is responsible to the Director of TRIO Talent Search.  Responsible for presenting the TRIO Talent Search Program’s goals and activities to target schools and agency personnel, and with applicants.

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

  • Present TRIO Talent Search program goals and activities to target school and agency personnel, and with applicants.
  • Recruit and select eligible program participants at target schools.
  • Plan and conduct group meetings and individual conferences with participants, clarify interests and goals, administer and interpret career assessments, provide effective career guidance and educational counseling, as well as information on study skills, financial literacy, time management, and other skills necessary for academic success.
  • Consult with guidance counselors or service agency caseworkers on regular basis to coordinate counseling activities with participants.
  • Provide and assist participants with information about secondary and post secondary programs of study.
  • Explain how, when, and where to apply for financial aid and assist participants with financial aid applications.
  • Maintain accurate records of program services.
  • Provide student and school news and articles for the program newsletter.
  • Assist with and promote attendance by students to career, campus, and cultural visit opportunities.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences at target schools as needed.
  • Plan and conduct ACT Preparation Workshops at target schools as needed.
  • Assist with social media posts and updates as needed.
  • Keep monthly calendar of time and effort.
  • Complete an Annual Report, which includes all target schools and relevant student information.Participate in target school/community activities (parent/community meetings, orientations, cultural fairs, plays etc.) as available.
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.
Director of Philanthropy

The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with alumni, individuals and businesses who have the ability to make gifts of $2,500 or greater.  The Director of Philanthropy will carry a minimum portfolio of 150 people capable of a major gift – including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts for the university.  This position will also oversee the Annual Fund team.

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

  • Develop a portfolio of active major gift prospects and set and carry out strategies for solicitation of these prospects.
  • Assume and achieve annual fundraising and activity goals. 
  • Work in collegial manner with development team in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and closure of each prospect.
  • Determine whether an individual is capable of making a major gift and develop appropriate strategies to bring this individual to solicitation and closure.
  • Supervise the Annual Fund team.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the vice president.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is responsible for supervising the annual fund team. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proven experience in major individual gift fundraising experience, preferably in higher education, and in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of five and six-figure gifts (must have demonstrated gifts at the $10K level)
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers and senior university administrators; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
  • Understanding of the needs and interests of major donors in order to develop relationships between them and the University.
  • Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree preferred or a minimum of 5 or more years of fundraising experience preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with specific major gift experience who are also alumni. 

Executive Assistant to University Relations

The Executive Assistant supports the work of University Relations team by coordinating, organizing, and executing administrative tasks within the office. The candidate proactively organizes schedules and travel arrangements. The Executive Assistant takes the lead in researching, analyzing, and preparing executive summaries that contribute to effective planning and decision-making. He/she is also responsible for high-level correspondence and technical and logistical support. This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of gift processing and acknowledgements; establishing benchmark reporting, assisting with annual audit of gifts; leading data updates and transfer, and serving as the project management lead to support marketing and fundraising initiatives.

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

Provide professional-level staff support to the University Relations team by anticipating issues, analyzing and evaluating reports and data; delegating inquires to appropriate offices; planning and coordinating special projects and initiatives related to the operations of the office of university relations; and briefing the Vice President on the status of current issues and projects.

  • Acquire an in-depth familiarity of current federal regulations and University policies regarding gifts and pledges.
  • Support fundraising team with all functions of Raiser’s Edge, including data entry, list building, query development, and fundraising benchmarking.
  • Produce financial reports and review them with the Vice President of University Relations. 
  • Provide information for annual institutional audit of scholarships, campaign gifts, and other requirements.
  • Oversee Scholarship Program, working directly with the Financial Aid Office, with all aspects including communication, stewardship and logistics of luncheon.
  • Maintain the accounts/pledge receivables file.
  • Develop system for transfer of information from Gift Clarity to Raiser’s Edge. 
  • Work directly with the Business Office on monthly and annual reporting, including serving as the point of contact for the audit.
  • Develop, in consultation with the team, the calendar, schedule, logistics, agendas and supporting information, reports, and briefing papers for regular meetings, standing committees, ad hoc committees, retreats, and other special meetings of the Board of Trustees and other committees.
  • Act as a liaison for the Vice President in communicating, addressing, and resolving designated matters with alumni, university leadership, university relations team members, operating departments, and government, business, and community entities, partners, and constituents.
  • Provide event support as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

No supervisory responsibilities required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to work well with team and employees in other departments. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Associates degree or similar required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Experience in one or more areas of accounting, finance, and data entry required. Experience in working in Datatel or Raiser’s Edge preferred. 

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