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Staff Positions

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  • Qualified applicants must submit information requested in the job posting. Unless otherwise specified, review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Coordinator of Disabilities Services

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Success, the Coordinator of Disabilities Services provides leadership in developing support services and reasonable accommodations to advance the academic success of students requiring specialized interventions. Responsibilities include: Collect, verify and maintain documentation for student accommodations. Conduct individual appointments to assist students with disabilities and differing learning needs. Work collaboratively and flexibly with faculty and staff to implement accommodations. Coordinate and problem solve with academic departments to ensure student accommodations are implemented appropriately. Provide training and information on accessibility and coordination of services. Compile regular reports and track data to assess students’ needs and interventions needed. Keep abreast of best practices in the field, including requirements for changing accommodations, testing services and legal requirements. Provide academic advising to other cohorts of undeclared students and teach the First Year Seminar Course. Additional duties as assigned.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred. 2-3 years experience in disability services and a working understanding of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990 and subsequent revisions. Experience interpreting psychometric testing and verifying disabilities and prescription of support services and accommodations.


Applications: Send resume to Please include “Coordinator Disabilities Services” in the subject line.

Major Gift Officer

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Major Gift Officer has primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of current and potential donors with the capacity of making major gifts.  This position is also responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of corporate and private foundations at the major gift level.  Newberry College has launched a $35M capital campaign, emphasis will be on funding campaign priorities, which include the annual fund and capital projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Conduct face-to-face meetings for the purposes of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding an assigned portfolio of approximately 100+ current and prospective major donors.
2.  Actively manage, visit, cultivate and solicit  a portfolio of 50+ foundations and corporations.
3.  Follow up all donor or prospective contacts with meticulous, thoughtful, and appropriate correspondence and maintain internal record-keeping as defined by office protocols.
4.  Work collaboratively with other members of the Advancement team to identify, cultivate, research and solicit prospective and current donors.
5.  In conjunction with the Vice President of Advancement, prepare proposals for gift solicitations.
6.  Prepare written briefings for senior management and faculty visits with individual donor and prospective donors, as well as corporations and foundations, maintain follow-up documentation and correspondence.
7.  Work cooperatively with other faculty and staff in expanding the pool of prospective donors and in coordinating solicitation strategies and campaign activities.
8.  Initiate and engage in the activities and actions necessary to achieve all agreed-upon fundraising performance goals and objectives.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must be result-oriented with a proven ability to cultivate and close major and deferred gifts.  This is a high energy position.  The candidate must be a team player, a self-starter, strategic thinker, and a strong advocate of liberal arts education.  Candidates should have exceptional communications skills, including the ability to relate comfortably with people of diverse profiles and backgrounds.  Travel is essential and is primarily regional.

 Minimum Level of Education Required:  Bachelor’s degree.  (Master’s degree-preferred).

 Minimum Level of Experience Required: 8-10 years of successful fundraising-related experience.

Application:  Send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to  Please include “Major Gift Officer” in the subject line.


Newberry College seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented person with a student-first mentality to take over the duties and responsibilities of the College Registrar.  The ideal candidate has significant higher education experience specifically related to student records, external reporting, and a customer service-focused mentality.  Experience with Jenzabar is highly desirable.

The Registrar is authorized keeper of the College’s student records and is responsible for accuracy, storage, maintenance and security of academic records.  The Registrar oversees course scheduling and reservations, and closely coordinates with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness on internal and external reporting.

The successful candidate with have a demonstrated work history with increasing levels of responsibility which includes working collaboratively with faculty and administration.  They will have a demonstrated work history of data integrity, accurate internal and external reporting, and collaboration with external units on student certifications such as student-athlete eligibility, VA eligibility, etc.  The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively to schedule classes and publish academic schedules, effectively manage space, and implement policies and procedures for online and graduate programming currently in development. 

The Registrar will oversee the awarding of academic honors, graduation, and continued eligibility.  They will work closely with our Associate Dean of Academic Affairs on matters related to student success and persistence. 

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years working in higher education with a demonstrated record of increasing job responsibilities.  They must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, excellent communication and collaboration skills, and a working knowledge of ERP software.  Experience with Jenzabar is highly desirable.  All candidates are required to pass a background check before employment.

About Newberry College:  Newberry College is a small (1200 students) private, liberal arts college associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  This is an exciting time for the College.  Newberry has had a period of sustained growth of over 250 students in the past six years.  A comprehensive campaign has allowed us to purchase and renovate a local elementary school as our new Center for Teacher Education.  A new residence hall was opened in Fall 2018.  A new Nursing facility and athletic facility are the next major construction projects.  Continued growth is expected.  The college has recently added an online program and is planning its first graduate program. 

How to apply:  Applicants should send a letter of interest and a CV/resume with unofficial transcripts to Associate Dean Dr. Christy Wendland at with “Newberry College Registrar” in the subject line.  Official transcripts will be required before employment is authorized. 

Director of Admissions

  • Newberry College in Newberry, SC, is seeking a new Director of Admissions. Our vision is to prepare students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through our supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation, and engaged citizenship in the global society.

Position and Duties
The Director of Admissions provides leadership and support in the development and implementation of the undergraduate recruitment plan for specified populations of students including but not limited to first time freshmen, transfer, online completion and international students. The Director of Admissions assists the Dean of Admissions in the administration of the Office of Admissions and is a member of the senior enrollment management team.  The Director of Admissions is responsible for targeted recruitment initiatives, coordinating recruitment territories, travel, and budget, planning and implementing events, and developing, supervising, and training the admissions staff.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Work with the Dean of Enrollment Management of Admissions to develop programs that support the university's admissions goals and continued growth.
Identify, hire and professionally develop admissions counselors and support team members.
Manages communication planning and oversees client relationship management strategies across multiple platforms, including print, digital, and social media campaigns.
Collaborate with the Dean of Enrollment Management of Admissions to develop and coordinate smart, creative, effective, and efficient travel strategies, to stabilize existing markets and grow in new markets.
Provides weekly assessments and KPI’s to the Dean for reporting to the campus
Work with the admissions staff to develop and implement strategies to recruit and yield a diverse student population.
Ensure effective collaboration with the faculty and staff in developing and implementing student recruitment efforts.
Work with campus constituents in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for enhancing relationships with high school counselors, 2-year college advisors, community-based agency leaders, and other key external stakeholders.
Responsible for planning and implementing recruitment and yield events, including developing the content for on and off campus events.
Participate in other general admissions activities, which would include but not be limited to recruitment travel; interviewing prospective students; developing and maintaining productive working relationships with key educational stakeholders and providing admissions counseling for prospective students and their families; application review.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree required, and a master's degree preferred.
5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience in admissions, higher education, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to prioritize projects in a high-volume and timeline-driven process.
Knowledge of enrollment planning, demographics, recruitment, marketing strategies, communications, and admission office operational functions.
Supervisory and office management skills.
Strong communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work as a member of a team in a collaborative decision-making environment.
Experience in budget planning and monitoring.
Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and perform a variety of projects and assignments simultaneously and in a timely manner.
Ability and willingness to travel locally, regionally, and nationally.

Additional Information

This position requires a background screen. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a background screen
This is a regular, full-time, exempt position reporting to the Dean of Enrollment Management
Evening, travel and occasional weekend hours are expected.
For complete consideration, applicants should submit the following by March 20, 2019:

Cover letter explaining how the candidate meets the core requirements for the position
Resume that covers the applicant’s complete employment history
Contact information for five (5) professional references including phone number and email address

The preferred method for submitting your application materials is via
Applications are currently being accepted and review will begin on March 20th with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

SQL Server Database Administrator

Newberry College is a small, faith based (ELCA) Liberal Arts institution located in Newberry, South Carolina.  The College has experienced significant growth over the past 4 years, increasing from ~950 students to ~1200 students and is projecting continued growth over the next 3-5 years.  The College has added an adult-online program and is currently considering adding its first graduate program.

With this growth has come new opportunities and challenges, particularly in data management and automation.  As a result, we are in the early stages of a two-year project to improve business and personnel effectiveness and the student experience.  Therefore, the College is looking to hire a SQL Server Database Administrator to support the increasing data integration and availability demands the College is currently experiencing.

The College utilizes Jenzabar as its ERP.  The databases are currently hosted externally on Jenzabar servers.  This position focuses on ensuring data integrity and workflow, as well as data security. 

Job Summary

This role has a primary focus on managing various systems and applications that support the core information services at Newberry College.  The successful candidate will be able to integrate data from external sources into the database to support data-informed decision making and work closely with the technical members of different administrative units to develop efficient processes to extract, transform, and share data including stored procedures and related scripting.  This will include designing, configuring and monitoring batch processes using SQL Server utilities or other external tools. The candidate is responsible for insuring the security of the IT database according to College and external security policies, guidelines, and legislation.

The successful candidate will ensure business continuity by validating and testing disaster recovery and contingency plans of all IT database related systems.  They will be able to effectively communicate with users to troubleshoot problems and identify database needs.  Experience creating data warehouses which support institutional KPI development is strongly preferred.  Newberry College utilizes Jenzabar as its ERP.  Experience with Jenzabar EX/EXi is preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain system documentation, diagrams, operational procedures and architectural designs.
  • Develop processes to facilitate the flow of work and information through the ERP database
  • Learn, design, implement and maintain:

Disaster Avoidance including data backup and recovery plans for database services
Various data analysis and system integration or development projects
Assistance in solving problems for high-visibility or high-impact issues related to database infrastructure and applications
All tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, functions, etc.
Database operations & code related to College areas such as admission, student success, financial aid, institutional effectiveness, development, etc.
Support system updates

  • Maintain a data warehouse that supports institution-wide KPI development
  • Deliver assigned projects and tasks which meet end user requirements on time and on budget
  • Control Access permissions and privileges

Required Education, Skills and Abilities

  • 4+ years experience as a DBA managing database technology systems and applications
  • Strong technical knowledge of Microsoft Server 2012 environments
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server and back office applications 
  • Proven experience in supporting a mission critical database technology environment
  • Strong communication skills and positive customer service attitude
  • A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field

The preferred method for submitting your application materials is via


These job descriptions reflects 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.

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