Job Description

Position Summary/Purpose:

The Grand Project Assistant of the Barnabas Program provides vital management and support for the Barnabas Program at GCU in support of the Dean, Assistant Deans, and the Barnabas Program Coordinator. This position centers on data analysis and dissemination as well as support for Barnabas student admissions and tracking, retention and success, grant reporting, and alumni tracking and networking. This 12-month position also entails responsibility for event planning and coordination, program-related communications, and pastoral/ecclesial networking. 

The Barnabas Program is funded by the Kern Family Foundation. This position will provide capacity and oversight during the duration of the Kern Family Foundation grant to Grand Canyon University. The grant commitment dates are July 1, 2020 through July 15, 2027.

Primary Responsibilities /Accountabilities/ Essential Functions:
    1.    Gathers, analyzes, and disseminates data related to key performance indicators for the Barnabas program and Barnabas students in order to improve student retention and success. 
2.    Gathers, analyzes, manages, and disseminates data to the Program Coordinator and college leaders in support of student placement, Barnabas alumni tracking, and church relations.
3.    Processes and prepares institutional data and reports in compliance with required grant reporting.
4.    Facilitates the Barnabas program admissions process, including external applicants and internal transfer students, reporting progress at regular intervals.
5.    Communicates key information to students, alumni, and church partners in support of programmatic goals, student retention and success, and church-related networking.
6.    Coordinates Barnabas Program events in partnership with the Program Coordinator, college leadership, other college stakeholders, and relevant GCU departments.
7.    Manage content and engagement for and relevant social media channels in support of student placement and ongoing ecclesial networking efforts.

Secondary Responsibilities /Accountabilities/ Essential Functions:
    1.    Tracks and records grant-related expenses in support of Program Coordinator, Barnabas events, invited speakers, church relations efforts, and training initiatives.
2.    Maintains master timeline for submission of grant-related documentation and informs stakeholders of action items in advance to ensure the university meets requirements.
3.    Reviews outcome of curricular and co-curricular programmatic assessments and presents findings to Program Coordinator and college leadership in support of student success and the achievement of programmatic goals.
4.    Assists with strategy/planning meetings, special events, co-curricular activities, communications, and relationship development the ecclesial community.

Equipment Used and Responsibility:  

MS Office Suite

CRM, xRM, Campus software, Wordpress,, etc.
Supervisory Responsibilities:     None
Experience/  Education    *     Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline related to theological studies is preferred.
*     Work experience in an educational environment supporting theological and ministerial studies or church-based ministerial experience.
*     Must be able to sign and teach in accordance with the university’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Positions Statement and the College of Theology Covenant.

Physical Requirements:

    *     Sitting:      6-7 hours a day 
*     Standing:  1-2 hours a day
*     Walking:   1-2 hours a day
*     Lifting:      Occasionally
*     Carrying:   Rarely
*     Pushing:    Rarely
*     Bending:   Rarely
*     Squatting: Rarely    *     Kneeling:     Rarely
*     Climbing:    Rarely
*     Reaching:    Occasionally
*     Grasping:     Frequently
*     Fine Eye to Hand Coordination:  Continuously
*     Driving:       Rarely
*     Work Environment:  Office building on site.  Work performed is primarily inside, subject to variations in temperature and weather, equipment noise and dust.


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