Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds.

Follow the links for details about the positions as well as information about applying for openings.

Centenary Job Opportunities

Admission Counselor

Recruits and evaluates prospective students for admission. Performs a variety of duties in the recruitment and selection of student applications for admission to Centenary College.  Participates in the development and implementation of both on and off campus recruitment activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·         Develops a comprehensive recruitment plan for an assigned area. This includes identifying target objectives and goals to be met throughout the recruitment cycle and assisting with the planning and implementation of recruitment programs, receptions, and meetings.

·         Provides monthly assessment about progress toward identified objectives and goals.

·         Visits secondary schools within assigned areas and conducts meetings with prospective students and guidance counselors.

·         Corresponds with prospective students, applicants, parents, college alumni, guidance counselors and others seeking information regarding admission standards, academic and non-academic programs, financial aid and student activities. This includes preparing and giving presentations to prospective students and their families.

·         Reviews application files and makes admission/scholarship recommendations to the Director of Admission.

·         Participates in new student orientation.

Recruit, evaluate and seat at least 30 qualified freshmen per year.
Willingness and ability to travel 60% of the time.
Regularly entertains prospective students and their parents as well as high school guidance counselors off campus on behalf of the College for the purpose of student recruitment.
Utilizes mobile computing beyond the confines of the office for the purpose of recruitment travel and student/parent/high school counselor presentations.
Must be accessible and reachable by cell phone or text message at times other than College business hours for the purpose of student recruitment—contacting office as well as students and high school counselors.

·         Other related projects, duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Student workers when assigned.                                 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

MINIMUM:

Bachelor’s degree.
Must posses a valid driver’s license.
Must be people-oriented individual, have good communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of people. 
Well organized and self-motivated.
Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email, and database applications.
Must be able to fulfill job requirements in a high-energy, high-traffic area.
Evening/Weekend work required.
 

PREFERRED:

Related admission/recruitment experience.
Experience with Excel and Access.
Experience with Banner and/or Radius.
Experience with a selective, residential, Liberal Arts college.
 Please send cover letter and resume to:

Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Email: hr@centenary.edu
Fax: 318-869-5281

Candidates are invited to visit the College’s website at www.centenary.edu/jobs.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Biology Department beginning August 2020. 

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship in biology, are deeply committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment, and will direct an active undergraduate research program. Candidates for this position must be broadly trained in Ecology with preferences for candidates with a molecular background. There will be an opportunity to develop at least two upper-level courses, which may include, but is not limited to topics such as conservation, bioinformatics, toxicology, population genetics, etc. The successful candidate will also teach in a guided-inquiry, studio-format context, including courses in introductory biology. Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Biology Department has a well-equipped core molecular facility and opportunities for collaborative research exist at the nearby Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. There are excellent funding opportunities, and the College has a high success rate in securing funds for teaching and research.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research, unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning, and three letters of recommendation to hr@centenary.edu or to:

Biology Search Committee
c/o Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71104

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. centenary.edu. EOE.

Director of Career Services

The Director of Career Services will help students identify their interests, talents, passions, and vocational opportunities through teaching a course and providing direct student support. The Director works proactively to support the successful transition of Centenary students and graduates from college to profession. The Director provides students advice, assistance, and support to facilitate employer connections, graduate school admissions, and professional commencement, working in close coordination with faculty and the Office of Integrated Advising. In collaboration with the Office of Alumni and Family Relations, the Director establishes and stewards ongoing relationships with community stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct individual meetings with students to guide them in the integration of personalities, strengths, passions, values, academic interests and career.
  • Coordinate operations of the Trek Experience - Career component which includes instructing two sections of CA253: Career Strategies each semester, serving on the Trek Committee, mentoring students through approved independent career projects, and tracking completion of the Career graduation requirement.
  • Build relationships with students, proactively working to prepare graduating seniors for the processes of seeking employment, admittance to programs of postgraduate study, or another intentional opportunity or pathway.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching to students and graduates related to career search, including interview skills, resume preparation, networking, and process-related issues.
  • Work collaboratively with relevant campus departments and faculty to develop internship opportunities and to support students and graduates in successfully applying for and enrolling in post-graduate study.
  • Identify and cultivate employment opportunities, from internships to full­ time/permanent positions, and advertise these opportunities in a proactive manner.
  • In collaboration with Institutional Research and Effectiveness, develop survey and feedback instruments in order to gather, analyze, and report both quantitative and qualitative data related to student and graduate outcomes and program effectiveness.
  • Collaborate effectively with faculty and staff to engage students around Career Services.
  • Develop and execute workshops, seminars, career fairs, networking events, and/or other relevant programming to achieve departmental and institutional goals.
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Communication to oversee web pages related to Career Services and manage an online platform for job search and professional development.
  • Partner with faculty and staff on the development of programs and initiatives that affect students' professional development and commencement, including service on committee and task forces.
  • Manage departmental budget and maintain data and records needed for monthly and annual reports as well as data required for various accreditation bodies.
  • Other related projects, duties, and responsibilities may be assigned as deemed necessary.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
 

Student workers and/or interns.                                                                                                  

QUALIFICATIONS
 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

MINIMUM

  • Master’s degree in counseling, student development, or another related field.
  • Ability to independently lead multiple, simultaneous projects from commencement through completion in a well-organized and self-directed manner.
  • Must be a people-oriented individual with good verbal communication and presentation skills and the ability to work well with diverse individuals, teams, and constituencies.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to fulfill job requirements in a high-energy, high-traffic area, and meet strict deadlines while demonstrating attention to detail.

PREFERRED

  • At least three (3) years relevant and progressive experience in career counseling or a related field.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Familiarity or experience with career development models and related inventories.
  • Familiarity or experience with internal marketing concepts and administration of online tools such as job boards or similar databases.
  • Experience with a selective, residential, Liberal Arts college.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Department of Human Resources Centenary College of Louisiana

2911 Centenary Boulevard

Shreveport, Louisiana 71104

Email: hr@centenary.edu

Fax: 318-869-5281

Candidates are invited to visit the College's website at www.centenary.edu/ jobs.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

Director of Donor Relations & Planned Giving

The Director of Donor Relations and Planned Giving is responsible for the organization and management of a comprehensive program to foster and nurture lasting relationships between Centenary College and its donors.  This person will steward all major donors with special attention to endowed funds, planned gifts, and recurring/ loyalty donors. The Director will partner within the development division and college-wide to fully engage donors and prospects, to build confidence that their gifts have impact, and to help strengthen their philanthropic support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·         Responsible for creating and implementing programs for recognizing and stewarding the College’s donors.

·         Ensure proper recognition of donors of endowed funds, including planning and oversight of the Legacy Luncheon and preparation of endowment/impact reports for endowed/major donors.

·         Work with solicitors to develop and implement strategies to strengthen relationships with their donors.

·         Create and implement stewardship plans for donors at various recognition levels that are consistent across all areas, including the President’s Circle Reception, Leadership Banquet, and gift societies.

·         In concert with development solicitors, identify and manage a portfolio of prospects/donors capable of making deferred gifts of $25,000 or more. In addition to planned giving, these prospects may also be solicited for annual and endowment gifts in the current fiscal year.  

·         Responsible for actively providing appropriate recognition and stewardship for members of the Paul Brown Society.

·         Accountable for increasing the membership for the Paul Brown Society by 5% per year.

·         Provides ongoing effective and celebratory stewardship for endowment donors and their heirs.

·         Utilizes gift planning software, prepares gift illustrations for donors or their advisors.

·         Educates prospects, donors, and their advisors on estate planning best practices in one-on-one or group settings.

·         Prepares charitable gift annuity contracts.

·         Builds relationships with allied professionals and firms that serve Shreveport to equip them with general knowledge of the College.

·         Supports the production of planned giving mailings by providing specific input regarding the content of planned giving direct mail pieces and the manner in which topics are presented to various constituent groups.

·         Educates Development staff members by providing continuing education on planned giving.

Utilizes mobile computing beyond the confines of the office for the purpose of being accessible and resourceful while traveling.
·         Accessible and reachable by telephone or text message at times other than College business hours for the purpose of staying in touch with the office or donors while traveling.

·         Other related projects, duties, and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor Relations Data Assistant

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

MINIMUM

·         A bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience.

Must be a people-oriented individual, have good communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of people. 
Technical knowledge of planned giving.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
·         Must have computer skills that include word processing, spreadsheets, email, and database applications.

·         Must be available for night and weekend hours as needed. Travel a necessity and is estimated at 75% or greater for this position.

PREFERRED

Formal education in tax law or financial planning.
Successful fundraising experience in personal gift solicitation.
·         Familiarity with planned giving practices.

·         Experience at a selective, residential, Liberal Arts College.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Email: hr@centenary.edu
Fax: 318-869-5281

Candidates are invited to visit the College’s website at www.centenary.edu/jobs.

Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

Police Officer

Ensures the safety of students, employees and guests in the controlled and assigned areas of property and functions related to the College, continuously enforces campus policies and state laws, and provides a community policing culture to the campus and its environs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

·         Engages in foot and mobile patrols on campus to detect and prevent crimes.

·         Enforces state laws.

·         Responds to reports of crimes that occur within their jurisdiction, obtains information for the initial report and collects evidence.

·         Apprehends subjects and makes arrest as appropriate.

·         May participate in intelligence gathering and/or surveillance operations.

·         Investigates traffic accidents and files accident reports with the state as appropriate. Testifies in court regarding state traffic violations and other crimes such as burglaries.

·         Provides emergency services.

·         Coordinates with other law enforcement and emergency response agencies as necessary.

·         May be involved with Crime Prevention programs on campus. May participate in intelligence gathering and/or surveillance operations.

·         Provides crowd and traffic control at special events.

·         Provides safety education to students, faculty, and staff as needed.

·         Maintains a community-oriented demeanor at all times in interactions with students, faculty, staff and campus guests.

·         Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned as deemed necessary.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

MINIMUM -

·         Must be at least 21 years old.

·         Must have a high school diploma or GED.

·         Cannot be under indictment or have been convicted on a felony charge unless the applicant has received a full pardon.

·         Must have and maintain a telephone during employment.

·         Must possess a valid driver’s license.

·         Must be able to qualify with a firearm.

·         Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

·         Must be able to stand and/or walk 6-8 hours per day.

·         Available to work shift, weekend, and overtime hours as needed or assigned.

PREFERRED -

·         Bachelor’s Degree.

·         POST Certified.

·         One year or more of experience in university/college and/or other law enforcement.

·         Must be people-oriented individual, have good communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of people. 

·         Well organized and self-motivated. 

·         Computer skills should include word processing, spreadsheets, email, and database applications. 

·         Must be able to fulfill job requirements in a high-energy, high-traffic area.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Email: hr@centenary.edu.
Fax: 318-869-5281

Candidates are invited to visit the College’s website at www.centenary.edu/jobs.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

 

Please note Sodexo and National Management Resources are companies contracted by Centenary. The employees are hired by Sodexo and National Management Resources respectively and are NOT direct employees of Centenary

Sodexo Job Opportunities

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National Management Services Job Opportunities

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More Information

More information about staff openings is available from the Human Resources office. Faculty openings are handled by the Provost's Office and the advertising department.

Applying

Applicants to Centenary positions should follow job-specific instructions mentioned in the relevant job listings. Instructions typically occur at the end of the job advertisement.

Applying as an Internal Candidate

In addition to completing job specific requirements for application, internal candidates applying for a position must complete the Internal Employment Application and attach it to their resume.

Annual Security & Fire Report Notification

The Centenary College Annual Security and Fire Safety report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Centenary College and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes information and institutional statements concerning campus security, such as information concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety or by visiting the website.