POSTING DATE: December 11, 2012

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Business Office




The Business Office Assistant provides general office support through a variety of clerical activities.


1.  Greets guests in a professional, friendly and hospitable manner and directs visitors to the appropriate Business Office staff member.

2.  Professionally answers telephone calls and directs the caller to the appropriate Business Office staff member.

3.  Processes requests from students and staff regarding the annual release of Form 1098-T to students.

4.  Provides callers with information such as Wayland address, directions to the Business Office, Business Office fax numbers, website, and other related information

5.  Handles student accounts by figuring balances due after applying financial aid, receiving payments and recording receipts.

6.  Inputs and maintains Direct Deposit information.

7.  Processes transcript requests and post payments.

8.  Functions as a Cashier by handling petty cash, cashing checks and processing departmental deposits.

9.  Distributes student credit checks and departmental checks.

10.  Hears and resolves complaints from students and the public.

11.  Coordinates the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.)

12.  Assists in the ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies.

13.  Types memos, correspondence, reports, and other documents.

14.  Files and maintains records.

15.  Assists with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing and collating.


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 Chief Financial Officer and Controller.

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 Licence:

High School Diploma or GED.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Two (2) years of relevant receptionist experience.

2.  One (1) year customer service experience.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Must be customer service driven.

2.  Be able to multi-task.

3.  Exercise excellent phone etiquette.

4.  Possess strong organizational skills.

5.  Display strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

6.  Knowledge of MS Office such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

7.  Maintain the ability to work independently on assigned tasks.

8.  Able to work collectively with the administrative team associates.

9.  Be punctual.

10.  Demonstrate professional appearance.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will 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

4. List of Current References

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


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, or disability. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.