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.
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.
Two Columbia International University athletic squads are making the grade when it comes to the classroom. Women’s soccer and women’s cross country have been named Scholar Teams by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for the Fall 2016 semester.
To be eligible, teams need a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale for all combined student athletes on the team.
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).
- “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.
By Michael A. Lanier
CIU Student Writer
The Columbia International University students, faculty and staff began the month of February commemorating Black History Month with a series of Chapel messages demonstrating that God loves all people, and so should His followers.
By Jenai Tedder
CIU Student Writer
The legacy of CIU’s first athletics director, Kim Abbott, was honored by students, faculty and staff during men’s and women’s basketball games at the Moore Fitness Center on Feb. 2.
Ryan Gibson is the first basketball player in Columbia International history to score 1,000 points. He achieved the milestone on Jan. 31 in a win against Warren Wilson College at Swannanoa, North Carolina. He would later be honored in front of the hometown crowd in the Moore Fitness Center on Feb. 2 prior to the Rams’ contest against Johnson & Wales University. Gibson was introduced and presented with a basketball inscribed with his achievement.
A Columbia International University alumna is the recipient of her employer’s “Lead by Example Award.”
Marjorie Hobbs, a manager for Palmetto Health Behavioral Care Day Treatment in Columbia, South Carolina, won the annual honor for practicing a strong work ethic and personal accountability.
Hobbs earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from CIU in 2003.