POSTING DATE: April 23, 2014

Wayland Baptist University - Sierra Vista Campus


Vice President of External Programs & Graduate Studies


The Executive Director/Campus Dean makes all the arrangements for facilities, equipment, and materials necessary to support WBU courses at the campus, military bases, business sites and church locations.  Cultivates positive communications and relations with the local Baptist Churches, church staff and other church groups.  Accomplishes the initial screenings and assessments related to degree plans for degrees offered at the campus.  Recruits, screens, conduct orientations and supervises staff, faculty and adjunct faculty.


1.  Plans, organizes and directs the operation of the campus.

2.  Employs, trains, supervises and evaluates staff.

3.  Prepares annual budget request and maintains financial effectiveness of the campus.

4.  Represents the campus before internal and external publics of the University.

5.  Plans, supervises and conducts registrations at the campus and on additional sites.

6.  Creates or oversees creation of initial worksheets for degree plans within the policies of WBU programs.

7.  Plans, implements and evaluates schedules for the campus.

8.  Recommends faculty for employment and facilitates faculty evaluation at the campus.

9.  Coordinates adequate orientation and training for new staff, faculty and adjunct faculty.

10.  Procures, maintains and controls facilities, furnishings, and equipment for the campus.

11.  Arranges for library resources for the campus, usually a written agreement with non-WBU institutions.

12.  Oversees processes for ordering, selling and delivering textbooks/supplies when applicable.

13.  Responsible for maintaining and reporting of student records and reports.

14.  Responsible for a thorough orientation for all new students.

15.  Plans and conducts graduation exercises at the campus.

16.  Responsible for planning, conducting and evaluating publicity.

17.  Serves as student and faculty advocate for academic, financial and other issues.

18.  Serves as liaison with the Plainview Campus administration.

19.  Establishes Administrative and Advisory Committees with support of the Associate Vice President of External Programs.

20.  Implements appropriate student activities program at the campus.

21.  Provides documents, reports, or data requested by the university, the military, accreditation bodies or other appropriate entities.

22.  Manages vacation schedules, insurance and other faculty/staff issues in conjunction with affected offices on the Plainview Campus.

23.  Manages the financial aid programs for the students’ benefits.

24.  Controls all the non-WBU activities at the campus.

25.  Interfaces with other schools in the area.

26.  Represents WBU with the social and civic organizations in the community.

27.  Cooperates with the office of collections at the Plainview Campus for the collection of overdue amounts.

28. Insures compliance with all state, local and federal laws.

29.  Responsible for vehicles owned by the campus, if applicable.

30.  Recommends the establishment of and oversees operations, evaluation and reporting of WBU activities on military establishments in the immediate area of the campus.

31.  Plans and implements Lifelong Learning/Continuing Educations activities at the campus’ service area, if applicable.

32.  Conducts annual planning unit meetings and facilitates campus participation in Wayland’s planning, budgeting, and effectiveness program.

33. Understands and consistently applies the policies and procedures of the University.

34.  Understands and consistently applies the policies and procedures of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in concert with recommendations and requests of WBU administrators.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Vice President of External Campuses and Graduate Services.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and License:

An earned Doctorate in Adult Education, Higher Education Administration or a related area, or in a subject area in which courses are offered at the campus.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Experience in post secondary teaching and/or administration.

2.  A deep commitment to Christian Higher Education and agreement with the purposes and philosophy of higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and WBU in particular. 

3.  An understanding of and commitment to work with educational programs related to churches, businesses, industries, and the military.

4.  Experience in the area of management and supervising staff.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and possess the ability to learn and apply other applicable software programs adopted by the University.

2.  Must possess good verbal and written skills plus good listening skills.

3.  Must be detail-oriented and have good organizational skills.

4.  Ability to understand and interpret personnel policies and procedures.

5.  Ability to be flexible, prioritize and available to work extended hours as needed.

6.  Ability to follow directions and work cooperatively with others.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted Student Loans.  A credit check may be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement (Link to Application Below)


3. Current Resume or Vitae

4. List of Current References

5.  Copies of Transcripts

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981
Email: applingr@wbu.edu


Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.