Administrative Assistant to Alumni and Development

Alumni and Development
40 hours/12 months
February 17, 2017


The Administrative Assistant for Alumni and Development is the point of “first contact” for alumni and donors including entry into the Alumni Center, incoming phone calls, e-mail, and mail.   In every contact the goals are to meet the need of the individual directly or by referral, and update the Raiser Edge record. In addition, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the alumni and development teams by assisting with projects and events.



  • Be the “first contact” of all alumni and donors calling, visiting, emailing or mailing to the campus and respond, redirect or get information and reply in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the master calendar for the Alumni Center and Alumni/Development: meeting rooms, alumni events, development related events, and when alumni or major donors will be visiting campus.
  • Coordinate all alumni benefits and hospitality visits (meal tickets, brochures, campus maps, room information, class guest passes, computer lab, fitness center).
  • Maintain appropriate greeting cards and notes and route to Director or others for appropriate ministry to alumni and donors.
  • Receive, record and confirm registrations for alumni or donor events.
  • Assist in gathering, preparing “day of event” items including: name tags, gift bags, programs, etc.
  • Serve as liaison for Alumni Leadership Council meetings and other leadership/staff gatherings as needed.
  • Process donor premiums in response to CIU Fund solicits.
  • Proficient in Raiser Edge queries, updates, and research related to alumni and development.
  • Generate prayer lists for various people interested in specific, current prayer for alumni.


  • Five years administrative experience required.
  • Professional experience with donors required.
  • Quick learner; not intimidated by requests or questions not encountered before.
  • High quality customer service / passionate about hospitality.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • School spirit and a passion to promote the University are essential as active involvement in University activities.
  • Management skills to oversee a number of projects with minimum supervision at a time.
  • Accuracy in maintaining: budget, calendar, data base, registrations, policy & procedure manual.
  • Efficient time manager and flexible in working some evenings and weekends.
  • Raisers Edge, Word, Excel.
  • Basic typing & computer skills.
  • Experience with data bases.
  • Phone, email and listening skills.

Technology and Media Support Specialist

Information Technology
32 hours/week
February 17, 2017


The Technology and Media Support Specialist provides technical support for the corporate division’s technology with emphasis in the deployment and operation of end user devices, classroom equipment, event equipment for meetings/audits, and media hardware/software.


  • Setup and deploy computer hardware, computer software, printers, tablets, smartphones, and lcd digital signage tv’s/monitors for end users, classrooms/labs, events, and general campus notification using best practices.
  • Assist with projects related to the replacement of media equipment, classroom/lab equipment, and digital signage across the corporation.
  • Assist with related account configurations, including the assistance of syncing mobile devices to work email and cloud office applications usage.
  • Perform password resets for faculty, students, board members, auditors, and other users associated with classroom instruction and events.
  • Coordinate laptop/tablet/printer reservations for corporation users for various needs based on stock loaners in inventory.
  • Perform inventory management for equipment and related documentation.
  • Assist with training for end users on how to use equipment in addition to maintaining instructions on proper usage.
  • Serve as backup for AV and Media Manager for chapel and related events corporate wide.



  • Must have courteous behavior and willingness to help and train people in a technical environment.
  • Able to research and resolve complex technical issues with limited supervision.
  • Broad knowledge and proven aptitude for working with computer hardware and software.
  • Ability to follow procedures in great detail and work with little supervision when needed.
  • Knowledge of both Microsoft and Mac operating systems is required.
  • A minimum of one year of education or experience in information technology support is required. 
  • Certification or degree in a computer technology or audio/visual field is preferred.  A+ or media certifications are a plus.
  • Computer hardware, printer, and/or smartphone repair experience preferred.
  • Some experience working with or troubleshooting network issues is required.

Automotive Mechanic

Physical Plant
40 hours/12 months
June 01, 2017


The purpose of the automotive mechanic is to maintain and repair campus vehicle fleet and other machinery such as grounds equipment.


  • Perform routine maintenance on vehicle fleet
  • Maintain and repair grounds equipment as time permits
  • Troubleshoot and make repairs to fleet vehicles, from minor to major repairs
  • Maintain maintenance logs, reports and data as needed
  • Coordinate with outside maintenance contractors as necessary
  • Parts ordering and procurement
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment as requested by supervisor


  • Working knowledge of test equipment such as multimeters and automotive gauges
  • Working knowledge of automotive and small engine repair
  • Skill in use of hand and power tools
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, stoop, crawl, work in tight or cramped spaces
  • Computer skills for ordering and maintaining logs

From CIU to the Pentagon

February 15, 2017
Chaplain Larry Dabeck

CIU alumnus “taking care of those who take care of soldiers”

By Bob Holmes

Army Chaplain Larry Dabeck saw the Iraqi rocket fire whizz just over his head and hit the next group of U.S. soldiers beside him. As he made his way to minister to the 14 seriously wounded men, he discovered among them was Staff Sgt. Roger Turner, a fellow Christian he knew well.

Daniel Janosik

Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor of Apologetics

A.B., College of William and Mary; M.Div., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University; Ph.D., London School of Theology

Dr. Janosik’s academic interests include: Theological Apologetics, Scientific Apologetics; Apologetics to Islam; Church History; and Historical Theology.

In over 20 years of teaching university students, Dr. Janosik’s desire has been to challenge his students to think critically of themselves and of the material that they are studying so that they might show themselves approved of the Lord. He also wants them to understand the subject matter as accurately and proficiently as they can so that they will be able to assess the world around them and make decisions that are godly and wise. Therefore, in his own teaching he seeks to be thorough in his research, accurate in his summations and God-honoring in his words.


  • “The Development of the Trinity Through Controversy,” Christian Apologetics Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2013)
  • “John of Damascus’ Influence on Kalam,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no.2 (Fall 2012).
  • “The Fate of Culture in J.D. Unwin’s Sex and Culture,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no. 1 (Spring 2012).
  • “The Real Story Behind the Massacre of the Banu Qurayza,” 97-114. Insights into Islam: Contemporary and Historical Studies on Islam and Christianity. Occasional Papers in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths, no.3 (Melbourne School of Theology Press, 2012),
  • “Can a Christian Believe in Evolution?” Reach Out Columbia (Spring 2012).
  • “John of Damascus, First Apologist to the Muslims,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2011).
  • “John of Damascus’ Response to the Islamic View of Justification by works: A contribution of Early Islamic Theology,” Global Journal of Classic Theology, vol. 10, no. 1, Spring 2011.
  • “Early Islam According to the Neo-Revisionists,” Occasional Papers in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths (Summer 2009).
  • “The Bible is Accurate and Trustworthy,” Connection Magazine (Spring 2009).
  • “Explaining the Trinity to a Muslim,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 4, no. 2 (Fall 2005).

Book Reviews:

  • “Christology in Dialogue with Muslims: A Critical Analysis of Christian Presentations of Christ for Muslims From the Ninth and Twentieth Centuries” by Mark Beaumont, November 2009.
  • “A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman’s Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide” by Mark Siljander, Christian Apologetics Journal, Spring 2011, 89.
  • “Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target” by John Lennox, Christian Apologetics Journal, Spring 2013, 111.


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