Administrative Assistant - S915

POSTING DATE: September 23, 2019

LOCATION:  Wayland Baptist University – Plainview Campus

OFFICE:  President’s Office                                                                                              

POSITION SUPERVISED BY:  Executive Assistant to the President


POSITIONS SUPERVISED:  None                                                         

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Administrative Assistant is responsible for positively and professionally representing the Office of the President to all University constituents and in all assigned duties.


1.  Assist the Executive Assistant in office communications, including but not limited to:

a.  Appropriately greet visitors to the office and provide information or direction as appropriate

b.  Answer questions from students, applicants, professors, administrators, visitors and other Wayland constituents

c.  Answer telephones in Wayland’s multi-line system;

d.  Address concerns and/or route telephone calls or email to the appropriate personnel in an effort to fully address the concerns of the callers

2.  Assist the Executive Assistant in tasks as assigned, including but not limited to:

a.  Processing mail daily

b.  Christmas cards and decorations

c.  Christmas employee bonus cards

d.  Senior Seminars

e.  Dinner with the President

f.  Graduations, Convocation, and Heritage Chapels

g.  Board of Trustees meetings and events

h.  Willson Lectures

i.   Events and activities on campus or at off-campus venues including the President’s home

4.  Assist the President in tasks as assigned

5.  Assist the President’s spouse in tasks as assigned 

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by the employee in this job. The employee may perform other related duties as assigned by their supervisors.



1.  High School Diploma or GED required

2.  Some college work preferred

Experience and Knowledge:

1.  Five (5) years of successful experience in a professional office setting

2.  Five (5) years proven computer experience with Microsoft Office programs

Skills and Abilities:

1.  Understand, respect and work within Wayland’s Baptist Christian higher education work environment

2.  Learn new information and skills

3.  Positively accept and execute change when needed in a rapidly changing higher education environment

4.  Meet the public and work well with others

5.  Plan, organize, and conduct simultaneous and sometimes complex events and projects

6.  Relate to others, build networks within and outside the university, and work effectively in group and team settings

7.  Utilize strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills

8.  Pay meticulous attention to detail

9.  Be an excellent manager of time

10.  Consistently exhibit punctuality, dependability, integrity, honesty, and loyalty in the performance of duties of the position

11.  Be a positive force in the office by portraying a Christian servant attitude toward other office personnel in face-to-face encounters, telephone conversations, and in written communications with students, families, administration, faculty, staff members, visitors, and other Wayland constituents

12.  Occasionally work non-standard hours or travel for university business

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 WBUonline offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Learn About Us: Candidates are encouraged to learn more at About Wayland.

Application Procedure: Applications may be submitted by downloading 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


Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance. If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Employee must be able and willing to travel.  Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle and possess a valid state driver’s license or have access to reliable transportation.  Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

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.