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Staff Positions

Qualified Applicants

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

Assistant Wrestling Coach (Full Time)

Under the direction of the Head Coach you will help run the collegiate Wrestling program at Newberry College. You will help instruct and develop student athletes; assist in making strategic decisions; assist in developing and implementing the overall recruiting strategy; and handle administrative responsibilities associated with the program operations, including recruiting logistics and planning, team travel details, and equipment ordering. You will also assist in fundraising efforts and running special events.

At minimum a bachelor’s degree required (Masters Preferred). 3 years of experience coaching wrestling at the NCAA level. 

Must have outstanding technical, tactical and strategic knowledge of wrestling.  Strong leadership, interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to work with and relate well to a diverse group of athletes, administrators, and faculty & staff members as needed.  Must be able to establish yourself as a respected coach to students, faculty, alumni, media, and the broader Newberry College community. 

Must be administratively self-sufficient and be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications.  Should have basic video filming, editing and analytical ability. 

Send cover letter, resume with references to Cy Wainwright at

Mental Health Counselor

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Counselor provides psychotherapy sessions and campus education on mental health issues to Newberry College students on a full-time basis. The Counselor assists the student in identifying their issues or problems, aids in setting goals to overcome the problem, and lends support as the goals are reached and changes are made.


  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Director of Health and Counseling Services, the Dean of Students, or the College President.
  • Remain current on SACS criteria and ensure compliance in area of control.
  • Meet goals and objectives as communicated in the College’s Performance Review.
  • Effective stewardship of the College’s financial resources. 
  • Interface with students, faculty, and staff as indicated for case management.
  • Responsible for developing close, working relationships with student affairs professionals, faculty and administration.
  • Schedule counseling sessions with college students requesting services.
  • Provide individual psychotherapy sessions to address DSM-5 conditions and related mental health problems with appropriate documentation and adherence to SC State Mental Health Laws and HIPPA.
  • Provide group therapy sessions as needed.
  • Provide educational round tables discussions for students on substance abuse as needed.
  • Organize seminars and programs/events on substance abuse and mental health issues in collaboration with the Director of Health and Counseling Services.
  • Make referrals appropriate to student needs with documentation to The Center for Student Success and Disability Services, to College physician, the Emergency Room, and community resources.
  • Maintain current professional liability insurance and SC professional license.
  • Provide data to the Director of Health and Counseling Services, including total students served, referrals to the physician, and all external referrals as requested.
  • Follow the Health and Counseling Services office protocol and Standard Operating Procedures.



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field from an Accredited College or University.
  • Licensed within the state of South Carolina to practice psychotherapy/counseling services.
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice or Licensed Professional Counselor.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in the counseling field. Must be knowledgeable regarding
  • HIPPA compliance, SC state mental health laws, and DSM-5 criteria.
  • Prior experience working with adolescents/young adults.
  • Basic or Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to support the goals and mission of the college
  • Basic or advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to build effective partnerships within the college community


Minimum of 1year experience within alcohol and substance abuse treatment in addition to above.

Certifications in Addictions Counseling (CAC) in addition to above.

Related experience in a higher education setting

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

For complete consideration, applicants should submit the following:

                 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

Vice President for Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer

Newberry College seeks a Vice President for Administrative Services/CFO who is an experienced financial professional to oversee all aspects of the finance and business functions of the College.  This position exists to be an enabler or supporter for other administrators and department heads, helping them determine how to accomplish the objectives and thereby providing a supportive foundation for organizational success.  The Vice President reports to the College President and is an integral member of the President’s Council.  The position requires a combination of strategic leadership and hands-on management.

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.

The Vice President of Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides management and leadership for the administrative functions of the College.  The CFO assumes overall responsibility for the College’s financial, general accounting, procurement, accounts payable and receivable, student accounts, debt management, capital financing, investments and budgeting.

The CFO establishes and updates the College’s financial policies and standards.  The CFO further oversees the planning, direction and administration  of the College’s support functions which include Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety and outsourced functions include Dining Services, Facilities Management, Bookstore functions, Property and Health Insurance. The CFO should have a thorough knowledge of the relationship between tuition discounting, access and affordability, student accounts receivable and the net income requirement per student. 

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 President of the College.

Evening, travel and occasional weekend hours are expected.

For complete consideration, applicants should submit complete application by April 26, 2019.  Application should include a cover letter explaining candidate’s interest in the position; resume covering the applicant’s complete employment history; and a minimum of four (4) professional references including phone number and email address.

The salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate.

The preferred method for submitting your application materials is via

Applications are currently being accepted and review will begin on May 1 with an anticipated start date of July, 2019.

Director of Financial Aid

Newberry College in Newberry, SC, is seeking a new Director of Financial Aid. 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 Duties

Provide leadership, accountability, and daily management of the Financial Aid Office. Create and maintain a positive attitude of quality customer service to students, families, and campus partners. Maintain regulatory compliance and protect the integrity of the financial aid services of the College.  Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment Management, the Director of Financial Aid is a senior member of the EM leadership team and must be a visionary about how the college communicates with their constituencies related to financial aid.  The Director of Financial Aid will coordinate the day-to-day operations with the Associate Director of Financial Aid and over see the talent identification, on-boarding and professional development of the Financial Aid Staff.

Duties to Include but not Limited to:

Oversee full-service financial aid processing, including document collection, budgeting,

awarding, FAFSA verification, and loan certification for college related programs.

Monitor student Satisfactory Academic Progress for all students.
Review financial aid eligibility for students and allocate funds to students accordingly. Provide leadership and direction around processes related to the disbursement of funds.
Review return of title IV calculations.
Demonstrate attitude of quality “customer service” to students and families.
Maintain current knowledge of federal, state and institutional policies and procedures regulating student aid.
Bring forward innovative ideas to help educate families about the financial aid process
Manage processes to allow for efficient and accurate processing of financial aid.
Complete annual, quarterly, and monthly audits and reconciliations.
Maintain compliance with all regulations.


Bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is 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 Financial aid demographics, marketing strategies, communications, and Financial Aid 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 April 19, 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 April 19, 2019 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.
For additional information about Newberry College, visit



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. 

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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