Open staff positions are generally not posted, but applications are accepted at any time. Once a vacancy has occurred, the department head, supervisor or director will consider all qualified applicants. Interviews will follow based on skills, qualifications and references of the prospective employee as provided on their individual application. All applications are kept on file for six months.
Download the staff application and return completed applications to:
Office of Human Resources
410 Ouachita Street, OBU Box 3772
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001
Director of OBU at NLC
Ouachita Baptist University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of OBU at NLC. Located on the campus of New Life Church in Conway, Arkansas, OBU at NLC offers courses leading to the Associate of Arts degree with concentrations in General Studies and Christian Studies. The unique partnership between the university and the church allows students to integrate learning in the liberal arts tradition with ministry opportunities while pursuing an accredited associate degree.
Context: Launched in Fall 2014 with an entering cohort of 18 students, OBU at NLC has doubled in enrollment since then. Soon to complete its third year of operation, the program has demonstrated both academic and financial viability. A strategic opportunity now exists for the program to grow to capacity, currently estimated at approximately 80 students. Additional information about OBU at NLC may be found at www.obu.edu/newlifechurch/. The anticipated start date for the position is June 1, 2017.
Responsibilities: The director provides leadership and oversight for the academic and administrative functions of OBU at NLC. Reporting to the vice president for academic affairs, the director is responsible for planning, maintaining academic program quality, supervising program staff, overseeing student recruitment and retention efforts, cooperating with academic and administrative units on Ouachita’s Arkadelphia campus, and coordinating with the ministry staff of New Life Church.
Qualifications: Earned master’s degree required; doctorate preferred. The successful candidate will have teaching and administrative experience in an educational setting; excellent communication and management skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to advance the goals of the program. Essential qualities include a vibrant Christian faith, understanding of and commitment to Ouachita Baptist University’s Christian mission (www.obu.edu/about/vision-mission-and-values/), and support for the ministries of New Life Church (www.newlifechurch.tv/).
Application Process: Review of applications will begin March 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; personal statements of faith and educational philosophy; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five persons willing to serve as references. Applications, inquiries, and nominations may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Office of Academic Affairs, Ouachita Baptist University, Box 3755, Arkadelphia, AR 71998.