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Social Work Administrative Assistant – Part-time position

The successful applicant with be supporting a growing Bachelor of Social Work Program in the Social Sciences Department.  The Administrative Assistant provides resources and support to the Faculty and BSW students.  Faculty require document development, record keeping, client phone calls, recruitment and training support, and program assessment support.  A primary responsibility is student support requiring a friendly interaction style.  Desired skills include excellent verbal and written communication skills, accuracy with detailed work, self-motivated, project management, and word and data processing skills (MSWord and Excel proficient).

Preferred experience includes at least 2 years interacting with people in a professional setting and initiating and receiving phone communication and client-based work.  Applicant must be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week, most days of the week.  Some availability outside the regular schedule may be required 2-3 times per semester.

Interested individuals should send the following application material: cover letter, resume, and list of references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.

Tennessee Wesleyan University provides an Equal Employee Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Director of Alumni and Donor Relations

General Duties: 

The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni and community partners. The Director will secure financial resources for Athletics and the TWU Annual Fund while working collaboratively with advancement and athletic colleagues and the Alumni Board of Directors to increase support from alumni, Hall of Fame members, Athletic Advisory Council, parents of students, corporate partners and others.

Enumerated Duties:

  • Plan, implement and promote annual Homecoming and other alumni engagement events throughout the year
  • Oversee and balance the budget for Alumni Relations
  • Supervise work/study employees and provide guidance to alumni volunteers
  • Organize quarterly meetings with the Alumni Board of Directors
  • Continuous cultivation of alumni relationships
  • Maintain accurate alumni database records
  • Organize reunions and the senior brunch
  • Work in conjunction with the communication department to compile information for online newsletter “Bulldog Blast” and “Arches” magazine
  • Organize alumni breakfast for ministers at the Annual Holston Conference
  • Work with the Hackberry & Oak Society student organization to implement programs
  • Develop overall short and long range plans for alumni and corporate giving, work with advancement team members by setting goals and objectives
  • In collaboration with other advancement staff, recruit, oversee and motivate all volunteers and their activities as they relate to alumni engagement, giving, and maintain timely communication with those volunteers
  • Work in collaboration with the Advancement Coordinator to manage annual stewardship correspondence with constituents and oversee acknowledgement of annual fund gifts as part of the advancement gift receipting and acknowledgement policy
  • Works with the VP for Advancement to analyze results and strategize next steps through report data on a monthly basis throughout the year.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree - Tennessee Wesleyan University graduate preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues, alumni and the public
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

 

Technical Qualifications:

  • Ability to learn basics of Jenzabar database program
  • Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency with e-mail and social media

Interested individuals should send the following application material: cover letter, resume, and list of references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.

Tennessee Wesleyan University provides an Equal Employee Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

 

 

 

Title: Assistant Vice President of Advancement

Tennessee Wesleyan University (TWU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Vice President of Advancement, who oversees fundraising, stewardship events, and alumni affairs.

TWU is top ranked liberal arts university that was founded in 1857.  With approximately 1000 students, 34 undergraduate degree programs, and three master programs, it serves as an important educational center for East Tennessee and beyond.  TWU is widely recognized for its excellent faculty, close-knit student body, picturesque campus, and championship-winning athletics.  The university offers small classes sizes, innovative general education requirements, and an award-winning service learning program.

The small advancement department has just completed the largest comprehensive campaign in its history which totaled over $22 million.   The Assistant Vice President (AVP) is the chief fundraising officer of the university and will be expected to employ best practices, strengthen major gift efforts, continue to expand the annual fund, enhance alumni programming, and grow the planned giving portfolio.  The AVP is expected to be actively involved in the local community, cultivate and nurture relationships, serve as an advisor to the President and others on the Cabinet, and begin examining the proper time to launch the next comprehensive campaign.  This position reports directly to the President and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

The ideal candidate will have a history that includes progressively increasing responsibility in advancement, significant knowledge of best practices, and demonstrated success in leading a division or department in fundraising and alumni affairs.  The AVP will be expected to be a strong leader, an effective communicator, highly professional, and exceptional at building positive, productive relationships within and without the campus.  It is preferred that the selected candidate have an advanced degree in a relevant field and a demonstrated track record of success in advancement in higher education.

The position will remain open until filled and review of applications will begin after April 10, 2019.  To apply, please email your resume and letter of introduction to Kyle Fulbright, Director of HR at kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu.

Tennessee Wesleyan University provides an Equal Employee Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Position Title: Administrative Assistant I

Department Title: Occupational Therapy

 Program Title: Occupational Therapy Degree Level: HS; Some College Preferred

 City/State: Knoxville, TN

 Position Description:

Provides support to the department through coordination, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and office functional management. Performs routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, and providing information to callers. Provides excellent customer service in support of the department of occupational therapy. Provides functional office management to the department and oversees assigned student workers and/or graduate assistants. Maintains departmental budgets under the supervision of the Program Director.  Assists the AFWC with fieldwork-related functions and administrative tasks as assigned, such as contacting clinical or non-clinical sites for student placements, meeting with students 1:1 to obtain necessary paperwork in preparation for fieldwork, coordination and collection of records related to drug screens, background checks, facility orientations, and the like. Assists with the admissions processes and use of the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service of AOTA for new students and all processes involved; in collaboration with the TWU Registrar’s Office and Admissions Representatives. Coordinates general housekeeping or maintenance needs of the MOT Department/facilities. Places orders for equipment and supplies as directed by the Program Director. Performs other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Hours: 8am-4:30pm M-F

Travel Required: No

Reports to: OT Program Director

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu or by mail at 204 East College Street, Athens, TN 37303. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Tennessee Wesleyan University provides an Equal Employee Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

JOB TITLE: Instructional Technology Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Services

REPORTS TO: Chief Information Officer

SUMMARY: The Instructional Technology Specialist will assist faculty in adopting strategic, innovative, evidence-based practices in their teaching and will promote technical development among staff members to advance administrative processes and efficiencies.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a leading driver of change management for IT and eLearning initiatives at the organization level through the promotion of faculty and staff technical development.
  • Develop and deliver technical workshops and training materials to enhance student learning, faculty instruction, and staff efficiency.
  • Promote and incentivize (through faculty fellowships et. al methods) the widespread adoption of evidence-based teaching practices and high-impact educational experiences to improve student engagement and enhance student academic success.
  • Develop, maintain, and administer an online teaching certification process for faculty wishing to teach online, in accordance with institutional guidelines.
  • Guide, assist, and work collaboratively with faculty in the development of course content, learning objects, and assessment instruments based on sound instructional design principles.
  • Provide oversight and quality assurance for online course development to ensure adherence to TWU standards, industry standards (such as OLC’s Quality Matters), partner standards (such as OCICU), and applicable local, state, and federal laws and guidelines including, but not limited to, ADA compliance and copyright laws.
  • Assist in the technical support for the College’s learning management system and other courseware applications.
  • Supports and maintains instructional technology and other resources utilized by the tutoring center and learning commons.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Sakai and other learning systems through day-to-day monitoring, bug troubleshooting, upgrade planning, and feature/tool functionality testing.
  • Assist in the technical support for multimedia classroom technologies.
  • Provide technical support for teaching and learning technologies such as clickers, screencasting and lecture capture tools, blogs, wikis, etc.
  • Assist with design of physical classroom space and associated classroom technology standards to promote and maximize an active, engaged learning environment.
  • Stay abreast of technology trends; research and assesses technologies and applications for instructional and administrative purposes; demonstrate technologies and their potential.
  • Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to develop, promote, monitor, evaluate, assess, and communicate the statistical significance between pedagogical/organization actions and educational/administrative outcomes.
  • Support the assessment of tutoring services and the developmental education program.
  • Assist in the strategic planning for IT and eLearning initiatives by evaluating metrics and providing input into decisions about changes.
  • Serve as stand-in proctor for high-stakes assessments.
  • Compile statistical reports and other metrics.
  • Conduct outreach efforts to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Keep campus community informed of Instructional and Information Technology initiatives by maintaining regular communication media (website, knowledge base, social media, etc.).
  • Maintain professional association with, and serve as the TWU representative to Instructional Technology organizations and consortia such as the New Media Consortium and the Online Learning Consortium, including the possible pursuit of Quality Matters Certification and membership.

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in instructional technology, instructional design, education or closely related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience with learning management systems and other industry-standard eLearning tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices, learning and instructional design theories, curriculum development, instructional systems, and learning technologies with an emphasis on active learning techniques and authentic assessment procedures.
  • Experience with the use of technologies such as web conferencing; anti-plagiarism software; lecture capture; Office software applications; web page editors; collaboration tools; graphic software; mobile learning, basic HTML/CSS, etc.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and independently.
  • Knowledge of ADA regulations for online education and copyright law.
  • Experience in partnering with higher education faculty to design, build, and evaluate courses using appropriate research-based instructional techniques and technologies.
  • It is the expectation that all Tennessee Wesleyan University IT staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA/MS plus 2 year’s instructional technology -related experience
  • OLC Certification a plus
  • Teaching experience in higher education or of adult learners is desirable

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is July 01, 2019.

Tennessee Wesleyan University provides an Equal Employee Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

 

Job Title: Retention Coordinator

Reporting Relationship: Director of Student Success

Department: Student Life

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·  Facilitates the collection, analysis and dissemination of student data available through the student retention system and other databases to support Tennessee Wesleyan University’s student success and retention program.
·  Supports the implementation of a student retention system
·  Develops materials and provides training related to the student retention system.
·  Designs, implements, and interprets surveys including a freshman student survey.
·  Works closely with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
·  Serves as a Success Coach for at-risk students and provides individualized interventions and referrals to relevant resources.
·  Monitors and tracks progress of students in caseload, and maintains communication with faculty and staff in support of students.
·  Supports New Student Orientation and the First-Year Experience Course
·  Maintains weekly log of activities for Title III grant
·  Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Success

Preferred Qualifications:

·  Bachelor’s degree required in higher education, counseling, or related field
·  Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, student databases, and general computer skills
·  Strong analytical and problem solving skills
·  Prior experience in building and managing spreadsheets and report writing
·  Outstanding communication and organizational skills
·  Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds, levels of education, and rank.  

NOTE: This position is funded through a federal Title III grant through 2023, and is dependent on grant budget appropriations through the life of the grant.

 Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 Tennessee Wesleyan University provides an Equal Employee Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

 

 

Job Title: Success Coach Coordinator

Reporting Relationship: Director of Student Success

Department: Student Life

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·  Serve as primary coordinator for the Success Coach program including, but not limited to: supervision of Success Coaches, training development and delivery of Success Coaches, caseload management, and assessment of Success Coach program.
·  Serves as a Success Coach for at-risk students and provides individualized interventions and referrals to relevant resources.
·  Monitors and tracks progress of students in caseload, and maintains communication with faculty and staff in support of students.
·  Uses the student retention system and supports and assesses the effectiveness of the system
·  Supports New Student Orientation and the First-Year Experience Course
·  Collects and maintains data and provides accurate and timely reports to Director of Student Success
·  Maintains weekly log of activities for Title III grant
·  Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Success

 Preferred Qualifications:

·  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred in higher education, counseling, or related field
·  Experience in retention, mentoring, or advising
·  Outstanding communication and organizational skills
·  Prior experience working with at-risk student population
·  Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, and strong computer skills
·  Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds, levels of education, and rank.  

NOTE: This position is funded through a federal Title III grant through 2023, and is dependent on grant budget appropriations through the life of the grant.

 Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 Tennessee Wesleyan University provides an Equal Employee Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

 

 

Title: University Writer

Reporting Relationship: Director of Marketing and Communications

The University Writer is responsible for the development of content for the university’s digital presence, printed materials and advertising copy. Also, they will serve as liaison to area media outlets and will be responsible for pitching University stories – focusing on target geographic areas to help increase general awareness. The ideal candidate will have experience creating various types of content (ranging from ad copy to news stories), a strong understanding of website best practices including writing with search engine optimization in mind, can manage multiple projects simultaneously under deadlines and the ability to develop positive working relationships with a broad range of internal and external audiences. This position requires an out-of-the-box thinker, relationship builder and a data-driven content creator. 

Requirements:

·  Bachelor’s degree in communication, English, marketing or related area.
·  2+ years writing for a higher education or non-profit organization.
·  Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write copy in different styles.  An understanding of SEO is a plus.
·  Knowledge of concepts and trends in social media with experience developing, maintaining and monitoring social media presence.
·  Experience working with a creative team to accomplish marketing goals.
·  An understanding of the importance of brand marketing and how content plays a major role in the development.
·  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to details and deadlines, and the ability to initiate and prioritize projects.
·  Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule.  Occasional weekend and evening hours are expected on an as-needed basis.
·  Ability to work with internal and external colleagues across many disciplines and    departments.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Tennessee Wesleyan University provides an Equal Employee Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.