Mission: ACU's mission is to educate students for Christian service & leadership throughout the world. We achieve this by:
Exemplary teaching, offered by a faculty of Christian scholars, that inspires a commitment to ...
I worked at Abilene Christian University part-time (More than 3 years)
Everything about ACU makes it an excellent workplace. I worked at ACU consecutively while in college and got to know many of the employees and quickly became familiar with the working culture. Pros are culture, atmosphere, and the mission of ACU - which drives each employee to do their best. Staff and faculty at ACU are friendlier than other organizations and there truly is a family-feel to the culture. Pros are that ACU REALLY takes the time and effort to help employees advance and train in their careers. Many staff and faculty visited conferences and seminars year-round. Technology is a huge pro at ACU. I have never seen a place as devoted to being as technologically advanced as ACU. The on-campus dining options, rec center, and beautiful campus are a huge plus! If you want to work somewhere that you show up, work, and leave, ACU is not for you. ACU is the place for those who want to become something greater than themselves, truly each employee has the potential to "prepare students for Christian leadership throughout the world"! ACU also gives employees a week of at Christmas and is fairly flexible with work-life balance as compared to other places. The option of attending chapel/building relationships with students is a huge blessing to employees.
Good luck getting a full-time position there without ties to ACU... Also, employees are not all necessarily Church of Christ (many are baptist/non-denom/catholic) but if you are not a Christian of some denomination (and support the mission of Christ) then you will not fit in with the culture.
Advice to Management
Management is very intelligent and highly-qualified, but appear a little rigid. ACU is a top-tier university, but I got vibes that the university operated more like a corporation than a college. My advice would be to loosen up and invest in lower-level employees, as well as students, instead of being aloof to campus.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX) in July 2015.
Face to Face 2 interviewers, the environment was comfortable as we sat at a conference table. offered drinks and small talk. very passionate about Christ centered education and very good listening skills by hiring team. Encouraging and honest about job