Wellness Donations needed for Pennie Eddy

Pennie Eddy, assistant professor of accounting and undergraduate chair for business, will be undergoing open heart surgery the first week of September.

Pennie will be out of the office for an extended period of time and will use up all of her wellness leave. If you would like to donate time, please contact Kelly Maddox in HR at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

Chair massage spots available for Aug. 21

There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis for chair massages on Wednesday, Aug. 21, on the Gainesville historic campus. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes.

To claim one of the appointments, please be one of the first 15 to email Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

Hiring for Welcome Center Coordinator

The Admissions Office is looking for a Welcome Center Coordinator. The position has the primary responsibility of welcoming guests to the campus, coordinating tours, assisting with recruitment efforts, ordering and organizing supplies, keeping multiple schedules and answering phones. We are looking for an experienced professional with three years front desk/customer service experience that can handle heavy phone traffic and unexpected walk-ins. If a current Brenau employee is interested, please email Redenna Poole ude.uanerb@eloopr by Tuesday, Aug. 13, for more information and instructions on how to apply.

(Please review the Brenau policy guideline on applying for internal jobs.)

Hiring an Office Manager for Physician Assistant Studies

The Brenau University Physician Assistant Studies Department currently has an opening for an Office Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field
  • Office and personnel management experience

Duties and Responsibilities:


Maintain faculty profiles, post messages from chair/faculty, events and developments, maintain departmental calendar

Budget Management

Purchase order requisitions, Budget Manager, credit card statements, secure receipts for various purchases

Office/Classroom Supply Ordering

Maintain orders for department, instructors, classroom

Faculty Support

Handle travel authorization, sick leave, check requisition, travel voucher, payroll/workloads, standardized test ordering, textbook ordering, maintaining syllabi each semester (electronic filing system), assist in financial preparation for student field trips, make copies of tests/class materials, testing/classroom proctor, Open House, be initial contact for student advisees including communication with faculty, maintaining advising files, and scheduling advisee meetings.

Meeting/Entertainment Organization

Agenda development, communication with faculty and/or staff regarding meetings, specialty meetings (retreats, end of the semester/year, parties)

Work Orders

IT/Media, computer/classroom issues, meeting/event set up, building maintenance


Maintaining Meeting Room Manager

Assisting Department Chair

Maintaining calendar, marking deadlines, maintaining meeting appointments

Maintaining Office

Answering phones/returning calls, communicating appropriate information to faculty/staff, maintaining filing system (order receipts, purchase receipts,  adjunct files), send/retrieve mail, interoffice/departments communications

Supervise Work Study Students

Other duties as assigned

Environmental and Working Conditions:

Normal environment found in an educational setting. Some exposure to outdoors and varying weather conditions may be required.

Physical Demands and Aptitudes:

Some lifting and or carrying objects weighing 10+ pounds may be required. This position requires repetitive usage of arms, legs and eyes and includes standing to a significant degree.

Work Hours:

37.5 hours per week. Work hours designed to meet the needs of the chair, faculty, students and department.

Special Requirements:

Brenau University will conduct criminal background checks on all persons being considered for initial employment. In some circumstances, an FBI fingerprint report may be necessary to satisfy the requirement. Employees must hold and continue to maintain a favorable criminal history background. Credit checks may be performed on employees who are selected for a position that regularly engages in handling credit cards or other company monies. Due to insurance requirements, employees operating university vehicles must be at least 25 years of age, have a valid Georgia driver’s license, and a good driving record. An MVR may be performed during the hiring process. All employees who operate university vehicles or who are employed in a sensitive position may be subject to post-hire drug screening and random drug screenings. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug screening.

Please submit all applications online though ADP.

All internal applicants are required to notify their direct supervisor before applying.

Staff Employment Letters

Annual staff employment letters will be processed and distributed to each staff employee prior to Thursday, Aug. 15, via campus mail.

Wellness Donations to Leisa Hudson

Leisa Hudson, transcript evaluator in the Registrar’s Office, is going through very serious health problems. She will be out of the office on FMLA through Sept. 3 and will use up all of her wellness leave. If anyone is willing to donate time, please contact Kelley Maddox in HR at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

Policy Revisions July 2019

Revisions to the Faculty & Staff Guidelines within the Employee Handbook have been posted in ADP for employees to review. Each employee should have messages in their message center notifying them that new policies have been posted and are awaiting review and acknowledgement.

To review and acknowledge policies in ADP, please follow this path: ADP > Company Information > Company Policies > Click on the policy name, review, then click acknowledge. It is each employee’s responsibility to become familiar with the standards, rules and instructions included in our Employee Handbook (FSG), as well as the designated penalties for failure to adhere to these requirements. Questions can be directed to the Human Resources Office.

Chair massage spots available for July 17

There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis for chair massages Wednesday, July 17, on the Gainesville historic campus. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes.

To claim one of the appointments, please be one of the first 15 to email Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

New Direct Deposit Change Policy

Effective July 1, all employees wishing to make changes to direct deposit will need to reach out to the HR office to complete the form and HR will process the change. The employee will no longer be able to make changes directly in their ADP portal.