Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty 

 

Teaching Faculty - School of Business

Department/School:  School of Business

Hours:  Full time starting June 2017

Description: Needed:  applications for an Accounting Professor for Fall 2017.
Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate level accounting courses, advising accounting majors, and serving on University committees and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  

  • Academic requirements include an earned doctorate in accounting or related field from an accredited institution.  
  • Master's candidates with 18 graduate hours in accounting will also be considered.
  • Interested individuals should possess high proficiency and interest in teaching.
  • Qualifications to teach effectively in accounting courses and a record of, or strong evidence of potential for, scholarly activity is preferred. 
  • Scholarly activity, student advisement, and service are integral parts of this faculty position.
  • Related business experience and a CPA is desirable.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply: Send a curriculum vitae to: 

Dr. Mark Hyder, Dean - School of Business
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email: markhyder@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - Chemistry Department

Department/School:  Chemistry Department

Description:  The Chemistry Department seeks a full-time faculty member effective June 1, 2017 with teaching responsibilities to commence at the beginning of the fall semester in late August. Teaching responsibilities will include courses for non-majors, chemistry for nursing and allied health majors, and lower division general and/or organic chemistry labs. Additional course responsibilities may be assigned depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate.

Essential Duties: 

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in chemistry
  • Provide effective academic advising for chemistry majors
  • Assist with extracurricular departmental activities and student recruiting
  • Work collegially with fellow faculty members and students to promote a nurturing learning environment
  • Serve on departmental and university committees

Qualifications: A master’s degree in chemistry is required (Ph.D. is preferred), with demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, applying best practices for teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level, and a commitment to teaching from a Biblical foundation.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references to: 

Dr. Brent Hamstra, Chair of Chemistry Department
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email: bhamstra@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - History & Political Studies Department

Department/School:  History & Political Studies Department

Description:  The History and Political Studies Department seeks a scholar and teacher for a half-time position in American History.  The anticipated contract date will be June 1, 2017, with courses beginning in August. 

The successful candidate will be able to teach American history and will have expertise in either Latin American history or Africana Studies or African-American history.  The ability to teach courses in Atlantic history, topics in African history, and in African-American and/or Latin American pop culture are desirable.  Knowledge of politics on the African or South and Central American continents also of particular interest, as classes in these areas would also be desirable.  All of these are not expected, but a combination of these is sought, and expertise one of the above two regional/cultural areas is a must. 

Essential Duties:  

  • Develop and teach two undergraduate courses per semester
  • Advise, engage, and mentor students
  • Sustain a research and professional growth agenda
  • Serve on departmental and university committees
  • Assist with departmental student recruiting activities
  • Engage in service activities
  • Work collegially as part of a team, with students, fellow faculty members, and administrators.

Qualifications: PhD in History preferred.  A strong commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate education at a small liberal arts teaching institution. 

Special Requirements:   An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three references to: 

Dr. Kris Erskine - History & Political Studies Department
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Email: kerskine@southern.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty

Spanish Instructor - Modern Languages 

Department/School:  Modern Languages Department

Pay Range:  Based on experience

Description: The Modern Languages Department (MLD) at Southern Adventist University (SAU) is seeking a passionate and knowledgeable Adjunct Instructor of Spanish who holds a minimum of an M.A. in Spanish, with 18 graduate credit hours in Spanish. The MLD at SAU follows the ACFTL National language guidelines. There will be occasional opportunities to participate in professional development activities ensuring your awareness of goal-oriented and student-centered instruction.

To Apply:  Please contact Dr. Adrienne Royo, Chair of the Modern Languages Department at SAU at aroyo@southern.edu or by calling 423-236-2395. Please be prepared to provide a copy of your current curriculum vitae for consideration.

Email: aryoy@southern.edu

German Instructor - Modern Languages

Department/School:  Modern Languages Department

Pay Range:  Based on experience

Description:  Seeking a passionate and knowledgeable Adjunct Instructor of German who holds an M.A. in German, with 18 graduate credit hours in German. The MLD at SAU follows the ACFTL National language guidelines. There will be occasional opportunities to participate in professional development activities ensuring your awareness of goal-oriented and student-centered instruction.

To Apply:  Send curriculum vitae: 
Dr. Adrienne Royo - Chair, Modern Languages Department
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Email: aryoy@southern.edu

 

Salaried Staff 

Data Analyst - Records & Advisement

Department/School:  Records & Advisement

Pay Range:  Based on experience

Description:  Provides technical expertise in business process technology to develop solutions for Southern Adventist University that increase operational efficiency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop reporting applications using Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder for use by all staff at Southern Adventist University.
  • Develop and maintain the intranet web server for reporting applications that are used by records and Advisement staff. Using Apache, SQL, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and framework toolsets.  This is colloquially called the Records Launch Pad.
  • Develop and maintain Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Access.  Technologies used include macros, visual basic, and SQL coding.
  • Design and maintain reporting applications for use in Government requests for data, (IPEDS, NSC, and Military).
  • Design and program ad-hoc reports (using various tools), for staff at Southern Adventist University.
  • Design and maintain Ellucian Colleague Degree Audits for all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, (includes determining what catalog changes have occurred).
  • Assist staff in managing Ellucian Colleague architecture.
  • Assist staff with Acalog Online Catalog system.
  • Provide help desk support to Records and Advisement staff, and to Southern Adventist University staff (for specific applications).
  • Provide liaison service between Information Technology and Records & Advisement.
  • Assist the Director of Records & Advisement with various miscellaneous tasks as needed.

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or 3 years experience in related field.
  • Experience with Apache, SQL, PHP, HTML,  and JavaScript.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated. 

To Apply:Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below: 

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

Guest Services & Lodging Manager - Strategic Planning

Department/School:  Strategic Planning

Pay Range:  Grade 1320 $46,369 - $54,006

Description: Meets financial goals and provides gracious hospitality to clients by: promoting services, negotiating contracts, scheduling campus facilities and resources, and managing final billing for public individuals and groups who are interested in utilizing Southern’s available space and services. The manager develops and manages departmental operations and budgets and oversees the administration of guest services and lodging.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide gracious hospitality in accordance with Southern’s service standards during interactions with external and internal clients.
  • Recruit new public clients to book available Southern space and services.
  • Develop and implement criteria for evaluating the type of groups/events that are appropriate and inappropriate for the university to accommodate, and get administrative approval for groups/events for which ambiguity may exist regarding suitability.
  • Establish, fulfill, and archive contracts with clients.
  • Communicate with prospective and booked clients through effective and efficient methods.
  • Reserve event/meeting space(s) and campus resources—notifying and confirming involvement with all departments that are part of an event contract.
  • Provide logistical support for public clients booking with Guest Services and Lodging. This includes managing costs and bookings for campus services such as: audiovisual, locksmith, campus safety, food services catering, parking permits, lodging, and Service Department set up as appropriate to the event.
  • Serve as the in-person, on-site liaison for public clients booking with Guest Services and Lodging.
  • Ensure proper liability insurance has been received/documented for all external events.
  • Develop a final invoice for all costs incurred, and ensure that the clients and Accounting Services receive the invoice in a timely manner.
  • Work with Accounting Services on payment collection from clients for billed services.
  • Manage departmental budget in accordance with financial goals established in collaboration with administration.
  • Supervise the Guest Lodging Coordinator and Guest Lodging Housekeepers.
  • Share regularly with President’s Cabinet and appropriate campus areas a detailed list of booked events.
  • Enhance and keep current the website for Guest Services and Lodging.
  • Occasionally assist various departments with internal events when directed.
  • Perform all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications & Education:  

  • Baccalaureate degree preferred.
  • At least two years of experience in event planning and/or hospitality management preferred.
  • Candidate should possess experience with effectively communicating and networking with individuals; excel in customer service; organizing information and schedules; and maintaining a budget.
  • Exhibit a willingness to be available as a liaison to clients outside of regular office hours.

  • A basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite functions is necessary.

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated. Responsibilities may require attendance at events and/or on-call time outside of standard office hours.

To Apply:Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below: 

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

 

Systems Analyst - Information Systems

Department/School:  Information Systems/Integration & Development

Pay Range:  Grade 1220 $47,460 - 55,643

Description: The Systems Analyst is responsible for multifaceted roles that include managing technical support tickets that have been escalated by lower tiers, tracking backlog items related to software defects and enhancements, and capturing new IT business requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the IT help desk related to the university portal, custom applications and integrations, and various Ellucian products
  • Ensure quality customer service in identifying, researching, and resolving technical problems
  • Implement policies and procedures regarding how problems are identified, received, documented, distributed, and corrected to ensure maximum issue resolutions in minimum time
  • Create and update IT knowledge-based articles
  • Perform end-user training and quality assurance testing
  • Work with end users with their reporting and data needs
  • Keep track of software defects and enhancement requests
  • Assist in documenting IT project initiation and business requirements
  • Work as part of a team to design and implement integrated, computer-based solutions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the work equivalent in academic or industry experience

EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills
  • Friendly and patient attitude when dealing with a variety of situations and personalities
  • Ability to work in a structured, team environment
  • Self-motivated with keen attention to details
  • Knowledge of JitBit, agile software development concepts, T-SQL, MS SQL Reporting Services, and familiar with Ellucian products

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply:Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below: 

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

Soul-Winning and Leadership Training - SALT Program Director 

Department/School:  School of Religion

Description:  This individual will lead in the management and continued development of the SALT (Soul-winning and Leadership Training) program under the supervision of the director of the Robert H. Pierson Institute of Evangelism and Missions in the School of Religion at Southern Adventist University.

Pay Range: (Grade 1300) $47,460 - $55,643

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.  Overall director responsibilities
        
a.  Ensure the strategis development of the SALT Program (in harmony iwth both It Is Written and Southern's strategic plans).
        b.  Plan and administer the operations of the SALT program.
        c.  Serve as the primary liaison with It Is Written.
        d.  Supervise and support SALT staff and student workers.
2.  Teaching and Mentoring
        a.  Schedule classes, speakers and training intensives for all SALT programs and intensives.
        b.  Teach selected classes for the SALT Program and assist other teachers as needed.
        c.  Personally mentor and supervise SALT students.
3.  Program promotion and recruiting
        a.  Coordinate the development of SALT promotional and recruiting materials according to the common branding agreement between Southern and It Is Written.
        b.  Promote SALT programs and recruit students at conferences, academies, camp meetings, etc.
        c. Assist with other promotional events for Southern and It Is Written when needed.
4.  Evangelism coordination and training
        a.  Lead in the selection and preparation of an annual host church for the SALT program (one year in advance) and provide evangelism training and mentorship for the church.
        b.  Coordinate with It Is Written for outreach training.
        c.  Provide training for the Southern/Southern Union Evangelism Field School as needed.
        d.  Organize SALT training events in churches, schools, etc. This may include shorter lay training programs such as one-week intensives, Sunday trainings, weekend trainings, etc.
        e.  Preach evangelistic meetings on occasional basis as needed.
5.  Student placement and discipleship
        a.  Facilitate placement of SALT graduates in ministry opportunities, especially with a primary emphasis on It Is Written’s evangelistic efforts.
        b.  Disciple SALT graduates in their post-SALT ministry work.
        c.  Manage integration of Bible workers with the field school program/pre-work.
6.  Program development
        a.  Work on the development of SALT winter tracks and/or classes.
        b.  Develop evangelism training partnerships with local conferences and churches.
        c.  Develop resources for evangelism and outreach as needed.

Reporting:  Primary reporting accountability will be to the director of the Pierson Institute, as well as to the Pierson Institute Executive Committee and Advisory Board and the dean of the School of Religion. Strong coordination is expected with It Is Written and its leadership as the primary sponsor of the program.

Education and Experience: 
A master’s degree in religion/ministry/theology is required for teaching purposes. Must have extensive experience in both personal and public evangelism and have demonstrated success in soul-winning and leadership training. Completion of a four-month or longer evangelism training program is preferred. Teaching experience and prior ministry with collegiate-aged young adults is also preferred.

Qualifications:   
Strong relational and leadership skills.  Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Ability to capably manage both details and people.  Good public relations skills.  Oral, written, and audio-visual communication skills.  Strong recruiting skills.

Typical Physical Demands:    
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, and telephone.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Special Requirements:   An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three references to: 

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

 

Hourly Staff  

Architect Assistant 

Department:  Architectural Services 

Hours:  Regular business hours

Job Summary: The Architect Assistant at Architectural Services assists the Corporate Architect with drafting of campus projects as well as produces and installs campus signage. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with Corporate Architect & Administration in developing plans for campus projects.
  • Updates & maintains electronic drawing files of campus facilities as required – which includes but not limited to: As-built floor plans, room numbers, door numbers, square footages and seating capacities.
  • Updates & maintains data on Datatel as required – which includes but not limited to: room categories, room numbers, square footages and seating capacities.
  • Assists in code research to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local requirements.
  • Assists in field measuring and verifying of existing conditions prior to project start-up.
  • Assists in CAD drafting & detailing of millwork & construction projects.
  • Maintains & records time spent on capital projects.
  • Assists in answering & responding to departmental phone calls & emails.
  • Responsible for maintaining & organizing Architectural Archive Plat Files & Room.
  • Assists in maintaining & keeping stock of office & Sample Room supplies.
  • Assist Sign Shop with signage fabrication & installation as delegated.
  • Perform all other functions that may be delegated

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and a SDA church member in good and regular standing. 

Qualifications: Bachelor Degree preferred with technical training and 3 years minimum experience in AutoCAD and/or Revit and graphic design. Must possess an eye for detail & accuracy, be self-motivated, proactive, willing to learn new computer programs and communicate effectively verbally & graphically. 

Skills and Aptitudes: Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with clients

and other employees in a team spirit.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. 

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

Guest Lodging Coordinator (Part time) - Strategic Planning

Department/School: Strategic Planning

Pay Rate:  Grade 3010 $12.68 - $17.53

Hours: 24 hours per week

Job Summary:  The Guest Lodging Coordinator provides clerical work of a complex nature that supports Guest Services and Lodging, with particular responsibility for managing reservations and meeting goals set for guest lodging. The Coordinator is expected to implement gracious hospitality in serving clients. Primary clients include, but are not limited to, prospective students and their families, parents of current students, campus speakers, guests of university departments, etc. Flexibility toward schedule may be required for certain events. Vacation days are coordinated closely with the Manager and there will be periods when extended time cannot be taken due to heavier-than-usual reservations for lodging.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide gracious hospitality in accordance with Southern’s service standards during interactions with external and internal clients.
  • Recruit guests to utilize Southern’s guest lodging and manage scheduling, with the goal of keeping guest lodging as full as possible.
  • Serve as the customer service agent who efficiently and effectively resolves the concerns of clients and exceeds the expectations of those using Guest Services and Lodging.
  • Responsible for managing all incoming inquiries to Guest Services and Lodging.
  • Responsible for managing purchases and inventory of furnishings, linens, kitchenware, etc.
  • Supervise student workers.
  • Make and distribute the welcome packets for guests.
  • Manage check in and check out process for guests, including guest entry into the lodging.
  • Manage and maintain the reservation system used for guest lodging. 
  • Process payments for guests.
  • Coordinate cleaning and reset of lodging with housekeeping staff.
  • Provide support for guest services as needed and assigned.
  • Perform all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications & Education:  Baccalaureate degree preferred.  Experience in hospitality industry preferred.  Candidate should possess excellent organizational and communication skills; provide superior customer service and maintain a good working relationship with campus colleagues; exhibit knowledge of data entry and word processing skills; be a self-starter; and have a desire to grow professionally, including a willingness to learn new systems and procedures.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated. Responsibilities may require attendance at events and/or on-call time outside of standard office hours.

Special Requirements:   An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

HR Generalist - Human Resources

Department/School: Human Resources

Pay Rate:  Grade 3012 $14.14 - $19.01

Hours: Regular business hours

Job Summary:  The HR Generalist is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources office, assisting applicants for regular employment and student job positions. Also supports the other Human Resources office employees and assists with payroll processing. 

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Provides general office services including word processing, filing, and copying materials as needed, answering the telephone and directing calls as appropriate.
  • Assists with organizing and maintaining files and records.
  • Posts full-time and part-time job openings as they become available, collects and processes all applications/resumes for regular employment and distributes as necessary to the various departments.
  • Coordinates full-employment cycle for employees, including but not limited to, New Employee Orientation, Onboarding, and End of employment items.
  • Acts as recording secretary for the Human Resource Committee.
  • Generates and updates all faculty and adjunct contracts in cooperation with the Benefits & Compensation Manager and Academic Administration.
  • Prepares all new employee documentation and ensures that new employees’ complete all required employment forms, including form I-9.
  • Enters and maintains all employee information in DataTel computer system ensuring accurate status, remuneration, and payroll distribution
  • Works closely with Student Employment Coordinator (SEC) to stay aware of current issues/procedures so as to cover those duties when SEC is not available.
  • Generates scheduled reports weekly/monthly as necessary and special reports on request to carry out the functions of Human Resources and other departments as arranged
  • Enters COLA and merit raises, perquisites, personal communication allowances, summer stipends, and other miscellaneous raises or payments for employees.
  • Oversees inventory and purchases office supplies and hospitality items as needed.
  • Assists Benefit & Compensation Manager with the annual reapplications of health care applications.
  • Attends professional development and training sessions as scheduled.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications:  BA/BS degree or a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in general office practice; Human Resources experience preferred. Be familiar with State and Federal laws related to employment.  Practice confidentiality of information at all times.  Be able to write and speak English fluently as well as English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Strong computer skills in various areas, including Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, and Excel.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

Special Requirements:   An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Patrol Officer - Campus Safety 

Department/School: Campus Safety

Pay Rate:  Grade 3009 $12.96 - $17.88 

Description: The full time patrol officer is scheduled to work 40 hours a week performing patrol officer duties and special assignments from the Campus Safety Department. Patrol officers are licensed by the State of Tennessee as unarmed proprietary security officers and must pass a criminal background check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learns policies and procedures of Southern Adventist University and enforces them.
  • Receive and maintain regular training, licensure, and certification in:
    o Tennessee State unarmed proprietary security officer license
    o CPR/AED 
    o Basic First Aid
    o Defensive physical tactics, including handcuffing methods
    o Chemical spray usage and application
    o Collapsible baton usage and application
    o CLERY and TIBRS reporting
    o Legal responsibilities
    • Respond to, document, and report on:
    o Medical emergencies
    o Fire alarms and emergencies
    o Crime and criminal investigations
    o General safety concerns
  • Performs regular security patrols of campus property, buildings and parking lots by vehicle, foot, and bicycle.
  • Coordinates emergency incident command response in accordance with National Incident Management standards and training
  • Performs services including:
    o Motorist assists, such as jump starts and air in tires
    o Emergency apartment or building access
    o Safety escorts after dark
  • Learns the Vehicle and Traffic Regulations. Assists in parking management including patrolling parking lots, writing citations, placing road cones and barricades, and directing traffic.
  • Performs additional event duties monthly including traffic control, documentation, parking management, VIP escorts, and general security patrols at on and off-campus events such as graduation services, pageants, and university hosted community events.
  • Assists with dispatch services as needed, including:
    o Receiving and documenting phone calls
    o Monitoring radio traffic
    o Monitoring doors, closed-circuit cameras, and fire alarm systems
    o Processing access card requests
  • Maintain daily computer log of call response and security patrol documentation.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned by the director of Campus Safety.

Special Requirements:   An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Qualifications:
Degree in related field preferred but not required.

Must be able to maintain physical training, first aid, and TN security license certification yearly.

Must pass criminal background check.

Must have computer skills including familiarity with MS Office.

Be a self-starter and be able to work without direct supervision.

Must possess good organizational skills.

Must have leadership qualities and a willingness to learn new systems and procedures.

Must be a team player, loyal to the university and Campus Safety.

Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

Typical Physical Demands: 
Normally requires walking, sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May occasionally require additional physically demanding movement, including sprinting, jumping, rolling, striking and blocking movements with arms and legs, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, use keys, manipulate handcuffs, and use a touchscreen device. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Most job functions are performed in buildings with normal lighting and temperature conditions. Some job functions, such as security patrols and traffic control, are performed outside in any weather conditions. 

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

 
 


Temporary Positions

Social Media Coordinator (9-month position) - Admissions

Department/School: Enrollment Management/Admissions

Pay Rate:  $10 per hour (this is a 9-month position

Hours: 20 hours per week

Description:  The Social Media Coordinator will manage the department’s social media accounts. They will create a strategic plan to develop and leverage content (posts, blogs, videos, photos, etc…) throughout the year to communicate with prospective students and parents.

Duties and Responsiblities:  

  • Manage “Southern Adventist University – Undergraduate Admissions” Facebook Page. They will create and schedule posts with useful and interesting information, create event pages for recruitment events, measure and report on success rates, plan and develop strategies to increase the Page’s audience, and collaborate with others in Admissions on campaigns.
  • Manage the Southern Adventist University Snapchat account and develop a team of students as “storytellers” to capture campus events. Develop policies and strategies to best leverage the platform.
  • Create and manage content for Tumblr page. Writing blogs, planning content with admissions team, and curating relevant posts from outside sources.
  • Assist the Admissions Counselors in communicating with their prospective students and parents via multimedia.
  • Assist in creating MailChimp templates for email campaigns and integrating data into CRM platform.
  • Assist the Admissions teams with events and daily recruitment activities as needed.

Qualifications:  Must have experience and knowledge of corporate social media management, higher education admissions, basic working knowledge of Adobe Suite products, and understands the identity and culture of Southern Adventist University.  Experience in SEO, data analysis, photography, photo editing, and/ or video editing are a plus.

Education:  Student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, or a similar field.

Special RequirementAn expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and application*, to Human Resources at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

*You may pick up an application in Human Resources or email and request for one to be emailed to you.

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Books Moving Assistant - Library

Department/School: McKee Library

Pay Rate: $9 per hour

Hours: 20-30 hours per week

Description:  Packing & Unpacking boxes.  Will assemble and pack and accurately mark boxes of books for moving to the warehouse and then will unpack and shelve the books there,

Qualifications:  Must be able to bend, stoop and lift up to 20 lbs. Must be able to communicate in a polite friendly manner; must be efficient with details, prompt, able to work alone and flexible.

Contact Phone:  (423) 236-2279

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu