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As an employee of Newberry College, you will be part of a 160+ year tradition of respected education. Our employees are preparing graduates to succeed every day!

Newberry College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, gender, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Newberry College encourages a diversity of applicants.  Foreign Nationals should indicate current United States immigration status when submitting application materials.

Please follow the links below to view positions in your area of interest.


Faculty

Position description: Applications are invited for adjunct instructor, Spanish, available Spring 2022, to teach up to 9 credit hours (i.e., 3 sections) of SPA 101, Elementary Language and Culture. In-person instructor preferred; experienced online instructors considered.

Salary: College scale.

About Newberry College: Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States, the college has maintained its association with the Lutheran church. Today, Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through a supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation, and engaged citizenship in the global society. Newberry College is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to giving all students opportunities for success through service and personal attention.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Spanish (preferred) or master’s in Spanish (required). Experience in college and/or university teaching preferred.

Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applicants should send:

· C.V.,

· letter of interest, and

· contact information for three professional references.

The successful candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts of graduate coursework. Electronic application materials should be emailed to Professor David Rachels at academic.application@newberry.edu. Please include “Adjunct Instructor, Spanish” in the subject line.


Staff

JOB DESCRIPTION

Working as a member of the Business Services team, the position serves as the coordinator of accounts payable.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Working with vendors and staff by preparing and tracking all payments/expenditures to include purchase orders, invoices, and statements.

  • Reconciling processed payments/expenditures through verification of entries and other supporting documents.

  • Maintaining accurate and complete records to include historical financial data.

  • Corresponding with vendors regarding payment related issues.

  • Verify expense and purchasing card transactions monthly to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Preparation of annual required tax forms for vendors and non-employee compensation payments.

  • Recommend and implement streamlined and improved processes.

  • Daily review and preparation of entries related to treasury transactions.  Communicating treasury transactions to impacted departments.

  • Preparing journal entries, and monthly reconciliations of treasury accounts and general ledger accounts.

  • Assisting various departments with information, to include expenditures, budgets, and other financial information.

  • Assist in maintaining the fixed assets records, grant and project accounting and annual audit preparation.

  • All other duties as assigned by Director of Accounting and Chief Financial Officer as needed.

EDUCATIONAL OR OTHER HIRING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION

Associate degree in accounting, Bachelor’s degree preferred, or substantially equivalent.  Two years of accounting experience with proven knowledge of accounting entries and reconciliations, demonstrated knowledge of GAAP (FASB) and not for profit accounting. Microsoft office skills required. Ability to build relationships with vendors and staff to maintain success.

Ability to work with complex automated systems; good oral and written communication skills; strong analytical skills; strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and perform detailed work; Self-starter; Ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals; Ability to maintain and document adequate internal controls.

 

APPLICATIONS

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to human.resources@newberry.edu. Put “Staff Accountant/AP Coordinator” in the subject line.

Job Description

Under general supervision, coordinates, oversees, and performs a wide variety of administrative support activities for the Chair and Department of Music. Assignments from the Chair may be confidential in nature.

Core Job Functions

  • Provide staff and office support for the Chair, primarily, and for the music faculty, secondarily; greet and direct visitors; deal with administrative matters and inquiries; serve as a primary point of contact and liaison between the office, music students, and offices across campus.
  • Manage music budgets and process relevant payments.
  • Assist music faculty and students with general tasks, as needed.
  • Track students’ music scholarships and maintain student files.
  • Coordinate with Music Recruiting Coordinator on recruiting efforts and events.
  • Attend weekly department meetings and take minutes.
  • Manage department events calendar.
  • Prepare and print concert programs.
  • Communicate with facilities regarding maintenance of the music building.
  • Coordinate with faculty to track inventory of instruments and equipment.
  • Lead and guide the work of student employees.
  • Maintain office supplies and process mail.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Support occasional events/projects outside of music; minimal evenings and weekends required.

 

Educational and other hiring requirements for the position

  • High school diploma/GED; Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse, team-oriented community.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and maintain a high quality of work while experiencing interruptions.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials
  • Skill in records maintenance.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of office management principles and procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

Compensation

  • Full-time (40 hours per week) with benefits
  • Salary: $30,000/yr.

 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to human.resources@newberry.edu. Put “Administrative Assistant for the Department of Music” in the subject line.

Department: Full-time (on-site or fully remote) position, reporting to the Director of Admission

Position Summary: This position will serve to coordinate, manage, and act as the power-user for the technology used for recruitment within the Admission Office. The functions of the role include CRM (Slate) development, automation, scriptwriting, artificial intelligence, report writing, import creation, training, troubleshooting, and maintenance of systems/platforms. The secondary responsibility is to manage the flow of data between the student information system (Jenzabar) and the customer relationship management (Slate) platforms and act as a liaison between enrollment, IT and other offices as needed for requests concerning server and software maintenance as related to Slate or other enrollment technologies. This position has the option of being fully remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Admission Team to ensure that all technologies are up to date and meeting the needs of modern enrollment and recruitment tactics. 
  • Plan for and lead the implementation of new Slate components that allow Admissions to stay up to date with recruitment.
  • Serve as the Jenzabar module manager for the Admission Office.
  • Create and upkeep reports used by staff that support the daily functions of the Admission Office and provide for weekly, monthly, and annual benchmarking.
  • Extract data as needed for reports and research by leadership within Admission Office as well as other areas of the College. 
  • Create and manage Slate communication campaigns, mailers, interactions, workflows, and related Slate properties to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Create import processes for data from 3rd party sources as well as information coming and going from the data warehouse.
  • Train Newberry College staff on the uses and updates of Slate and develop training materials as needed.
  • Create manuals to document policies and procedures.  
  • Act as a resource for all Newberry staff when dealing with Slate issues and correcting problems.
  • Perform and assign data clean-up and other tasks that keep Slate running effectively and providing the data necessary for recruitment and reporting on a weekly basis.
  • Become an “expert” on all admission processes to better understand the needs of the office & College concerning reports, communication flows, and historical data. 
  • Collaborate with departmental leaders in decisions on best practices for the inclusion of prospective student data and adherence to best reporting practices and logical coding and storage for the most efficient use by the Admission Office, President’s Council and other departments.
  • Perform technology initiatives and oversight as needed.
  • Clearly articulate your choices and understanding of projects when presenting your work to colleagues. Take direction and criticism well and play a positive role in fostering a collaborative team environment. Be a “problem solver” and take the initiative to identify what’s not working and provide recommendations to advance the office.

Qualifications:

  • AA in computer science, communications, digital marketing or related field with experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong record of achievement as a technology professional
  • Demonstrated success building relationships, programs, and services between diverse internal constituencies
  • Computer knowledge (prefer Slate CRM, MS Visio, MS Word, and MS Excel). 
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Access databases and VBScript
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Logical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to understand workflows, automation, and process documentation for how roles are performed
  • Previous experience flowcharting and organizing projects or campaigns 
  • Previous experience with (Slate) CRM software or software that uses conditional merge and filtering functions
  • Database or SIS experience (preferably Jenzabar)
  • Experience in programming and report writing
  • Admission, and recruitment knowledge is preferred. Must be a quick learner and easily adapt to new systems.
  • Willingness to acquire additional technical skills to meet the needs of new and expanding strategic initiatives. Exhibit a never-ending desire to learn how things work.

Applicants:

Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to human.resources@newberry.edu. Put “Enrollment Systems and CRM Manager” in the subject line.

Job Description: In coordination with the Associate Athletic Director and the Assistant Director of Compliance, responsible for the organization, administration, education, and supervision of Newberry College Athletic Department Office of Compliance. This is a full time permanent position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Primary contact for inputting and completing NCAA transfer portal information.
  • Confirm that camp material meets all NCAA requirements.
  • Confirm that committed PSA have met NCAA requirements for press releases.
  • Monitor Declaration of Playing Season.
  • Monitor Countable Athletic Related Activity (CARA).
  • Work with athletic staff to fully integrate Front Rush software.
  • Monitor all recruit visits, unofficial visits and official visit requests.

Secondary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist in gathering and uploading information and data for both SAAW (Student athlete academic waivers), IEW (initial eligibility waivers), Legislative Relief Waivers, and PTD waivers.
  • Assist in monitoring LSDBi and CAi for incoming student athlete academic and amateurism certification.
  • Assist in the process of rollover for PSA to SA when they commit to Newberry College.
  • Assist in the process of academic certification:
  • Help input and review academic information for student-athletes.
  • Help generate eligibility reports and squad list for review by Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Financial Aid, Registrar, Athletic Director and Faculty Athletic Representative.
  • Assist with the continuing education of all student athletes, coaches, and staff of Newberry College.
  • Assist with Investigating and reporting all NCAA violations.
  • Assist with any additional tasks designated by the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance or Assistant Director of Compliance
  • Assist in Creating educational materials for staff meetings.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Apps
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Experience with NCAA Apps and Front Rush preferred
  •  

Applicants: Please submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references to human.resources@newberry.edu. Put “Compliance Coordinator” in the subject line.

Job Summary:  Under the oversight of the Assistant Dean for Student Success, the candidate provides leadership, mentorship and academic intervention to promote student success and persistence to graduation. Assist the Assistant Director of the Center for Student Success in developing, implementing, and enhancing CSS programing and peer mentor program.  

Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Member of a dynamic staff who works collaboratively with campus partners to develop programs, interventions and strategic initiatives to promote student success and persistence.
  • Fosters persistence and completion towards graduation by maintaining a specified caseload of assigned students (populations vary, ex: first generation, transfers, athletes, academically at risk, and/or undeclared students).
  • Manages a caseload of students, providing them with academic assistance and advising; monitors students’ academic progress with check-ins, scheduled meetings, proactive outreach and communication; responding to student questions, concerns, and needs.
  • Works closely and collaboratively with coaches, faculty and staff to develop needed interventions to ensure student academic success.
  • Initiates and coordinates creative student success programs and services to better meet the needs of students. Areas may include enhancing campus tutoring, programing to support first generation and undecided students, athletic enrichment, etc.
  • Assists Assistant Director in developing, coordinating, and maintaining peer mentoring program.
  • Responds to student issues and concerns; works closely with students to resolve all issues to ensure ongoing satisfaction with program and successful progress towards graduation.
  • Assists students in developing self-efficacy by identifying and overcoming obstacles that may be impeding academic success; works with students to learn effective time management and organization skills; motivates students to practice self-regulation and take ownership of their academic success.
  • Refers students to appropriate academic personnel and campus support resources and collaborates with others to monitor and accelerate the academic progress of the students referred.
  • Provides regular updates to Assistant Dean concerning retention risks and intervention support; and effective solutions where appropriate.
  • Compiles regular reports and tracks data to assess students’ needs and executes interventions when appropriate.
  • Serves on the Student Intervention Team (SIT) that meets weekly to discuss student issues that can hinder successful persistence.
  • Participates in all general office student outreach, early alert interventions, and retention activities.
  • Works with Assistant Dean/Director to provide support and leadership and in some cases supervision to student workers, peer tutors, and peer mentors.
  • Teaches the first-year seminar course and/or academic skills class as requested by Assistant Dean.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • Knowledge of student development theories/practices and best practices related to student success, retention and persistence
  • Counseling, advising, mentoring skills
  • Ability to be flexible, innovative, and fluid as situation demands
  • Possess intercultural competence and ability to work with students from diverse and underrepresented populations
  • Interpersonal and personal development skills
  • Must be a self-motivator, problem solver, and tenacious
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently on projects
  • Ability to relate effectively and work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, implement and assess programs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s degree in counseling, student development or some field in higher education HIGHLY preferred.
  • Two years of related higher education experience; preferably within Student Support Services field.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to human.resources@newberry.edu. Put “Academic Success Coach” in the subject line.

Newberry College, located in Newberry, South Carolina, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Financial Aid.

 

The Director reports to the Chief Financial Officer and supervises an associate director and other professional staff. The Director of Financial Aid administers the operational, financial, and personnel functions to help accomplish the College’s financial aid and enrollment management goals and objectives. The Director will provide expertise and knowledge of best practices and leadership in guiding a model operation.

 

The Position: The Director provides overall management and leadership necessary for the effective administration of the College’s Office of Financial Aid, including, but not limited to, financial aid processing and disbursement, financial counseling, database management, reporting, and auditing. A member of the College’s Strategic Enrollment Management team, the Director, develops policies, scholarship leveraging models and budgets, and student service strategies that support the College’s mission and student recruitment and retention goals. The Director is also responsible for:

  • Providing leadership, management, and support for the Financial Aid and team and develop a competent, productive, and effective staff by hiring, developing, and supervising assigned personnel;
  • Providing leadership and develop appropriate recommendations for the implementation of related technology applications in support of enhanced services offered through the Financial Aid and Enrollment Management team;
  • Developing and administer the College financial aid and scholarship models and policies, office procedures, and funding programs so that recruitment and retention goals are met, as well as meeting net tuition revenue budget targets;
  • Performing institutional financial aid budget and tuition revenue forecasting and management;
  • Coordinating effectively with academic and administrative units across campus to achieve enrollment management goals;
  • Effectively administering PowerFAIDS and Jenzabar databases by developing expert knowledge of the systems, assessing the systems support needs of the Financial Aid, and working cooperatively with the staff of Information Technology and other offices on campus to ensure that the integrity of the systems and data are maintained and that the systems are utilized productively in support of financial aid operations;
  • Facilitating a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds;
  • Creating and promote a culture that values and prioritizes high-quality service delivery for the College’s students and their families;
  • Providing direction and leadership for the day-to-day operations of the team with particular emphasis on compliance, efficient use of technology, communications, student literacy, and financial aid planning;
  • Collaborating with administrators, deans, faculty, IT, advisors, and counselors to facilitate and improve student retention.

 

Qualifications: Candidates should have the following:

  • Bachelor’s required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Eight (8) years of experience in a college or university financial aid office, at least three years at the program manager, Assistant Director, or Director level is preferred;
  • Experience monitoring, applying, and communicating about Title IV eligibility; CFR 34, and the Federal Register;
  • A record of successful outcomes in the development and achievement of enrollment goals is preferred;
  • Employee selection, supervision, and development skills are preferred. Experience managing institutional enrollment in federal systems (Common Origination and Disbursement, EdConnect, NSLDS, E-App), SAIG agreements, VA Once, and the HRSA Grants database;
  • The ability to understand complex student information systems and to use those systems effectively in management and strategic capacity is required; experience with Jenzabar and PowerFAIDS is strongly preferred.

 

Applications: Application Review will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate is selected. Candidates should submit the following via email to human.resources@newberry.edu with the Subject Line: Director of Financial Aid:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references

College Employment Policy

These job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

About Newberry College

Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational institution with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, Newberry College continues to be ranked among the South’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, consistently honored for value (No. 4), social mobility (No. 7) and overall best (No. 11). Offering baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors, four online degree-completion programs, five dual-degree programs, and one graduate program, the College’s foundation remains grounded in the liberal arts. In addition, the College offers 21 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading, dance and esports. Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the National Association of Schools of Music.

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