Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Teaching Faculty - School of Chemistry

Department/School: School of Chemistry

Appointment Date: Duties and responsibilities to begin June 1, 2019

Duties/Responsibilities: The Chemistry Department seeks a full-time faculty member with expertise in organic chemistry effective June 1, 2019. Teaching responsibilities may be expected to include organic chemistry lectures and labs and chemistry for nursing and allied health majors. Additional course responsibilities may also be assigned depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate. An ability and willingness to contribute to the development of the department’s undergraduate research program by engaging students in lines of research that complement the research interests of the current faculty is desirable.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in chemistry in collaboration with fellow faculty members
  • 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 or doctoral degree (Ph.D. is strongly preferred) in organic chemistry (or a closely related field) is required, 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 Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ and the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

To apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of research interests, and contact information for at least three references to:

Dr. Brent Hamstra, Chair

Chemistry Department

Southern Adventist University

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN  37315

Email: bhamstra@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Music

Department/School: School of Music

Appointment Date: Duties and responsibilities to begin June 1, 2019

Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Integrate with the faculty, staff, student, life, mission, and strategic goals of the School of Music.
  • Provide curricular oversight to and teach lower- and upper- division courses in area of primary expertise - either music history or music theory.
  • Additionally, teach lower- and/or upper-division courses in area of secondary expertise - either music history or music theory - to equal a full-time teaching load.
  • Advise music majors.
  • Participate in University academic life through committee membership and duties as assigned.
  • Maintain an active and ongoing development and presentation of professional activities within the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Musicology, Music History, or Music Theory required.
  • Completed Ph.D. in Musicology, Music History, or Music Theory or ABD preferred.
  • Evidence of successful classroom teaching at the university level.
  • Demonstrated training and/or experience in teaching secondary academic area.

Rank and Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will apply by submitting a cover letter, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) professional reference letters to: 

Dr. Peter Cooper, Dean

School of Music 

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370 

Collegedale, TN 37315

Teaching Faculty (Dean) - School Education & Psychology

Department/School: School of Education & Psychology 

Description: The Dean of the School of Education and Psychology (SEP) is a member of the faculty who is appointed by and responsible to the Vice-President for Academic Administration (VPAA) for the planning, organization, staffing, direction, and evaluation of the academic disciplines of the SEP. In harmony with the strategic plans of the university and with the recommendations of accrediting and professional bodies, the SEP Dean is responsible for the continuous development of the school’s strategic plan and for setting specific goals.

Duties and Responsibilities: Administration

1. Ensure the annual review and updating of SEP Unit Plans in consultation with the Directors of Program
Area, and submit the updated plans to the office of Institutional Research.
2. Develop and maintain a Manual of Policies, Procedures, and Best Practices for the SEP.
3. Lead in the development of and updating of the SEP five-year strategic plan.
4. Provide general leadership for the SEP which results in a productive and positive work climate and in
collegial relations among and between faculty, staff, and students.
5. Prepare reports, inventories, and surveys providing such information as requested by campus officials.
6. Be active in local, regional, national, and denominational associations.
7. Ensure that job descriptions for School positions are current and disseminated.
8. Ensure that full-time faculty members maintain regular, posted office hours, and that contact information
for adjunct faculty members is readily available.
9. Participate in the development of the SEP budget with the VPAA.
10. Administer the SEP budget in accordance with university policies.
11. Make recommendations to the VPAA regarding classroom, office, and other facility needs.
12. Make requests to the VPAA regarding capital equipment needs.
13. Initiate work orders that will ensure the care, protection, and repair of all facilities assigned to the SEP.
14. Chair regularly scheduled SEP Faculty Assemblies, encourage participation of faculty and/or students in
SEP governance, and keep records of actions taken by committees within the School.
15. Collaborate with the directors of the SEP program areas, accreditation and assessment, Teaching Materials
Center, and technology for the successful operation of the school.
16. Interpret university policy to the persons employed within the SEP, enforce university policies, and, when
necessary, report infringements of policy to the VPAA.
17. Facilitate intra-school consensus and manage conflicts.
18. Prepare the periodic school review and such other reports as requested.
19. Arrange for supervision and evaluation of graduate assistants and the clerical or technical staff in the SEP.
20. Nurture departmental student clubs and/or honor societies.
21. Provide SEP leadership through excellent communication, both within the school, and between school and
university administration.
22. Represent the SEP to the administration, and the administration to the SEP.
23. Serve as a liaison with the appropriate accrediting bodies, as requested by the VPAA.
24. Serve as a representative of the SEP and the University at NAD and Southern Union Education Advisories.

25. Act as official SEP liaison to the conference education superintendents, in collaboration with the Director
of Teacher Education Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities: Instruction
1. Review and facilitate, with SEP faculty members, the updating of School curricula, courses, and programs.
2. Promote and model effective classroom instruction utilizing a variety of teaching strategies.
3. Provide leadership and encouragement for faculty members to integrate faith and learning in the curricula.
4. Recommend, to the appropriate committees, courses, academic degrees, and/or curricula which will
enhance and improve the School’s instructional program.
5. Facilitate development of School-specific graduation requirements in harmony with university requirements.
6. Prepare the SEP section of the corresponding academic bulletins, and submit proposed changes, with
justification data, to the appropriate committees.
7. Encourage and facilitate regular student and peer evaluations of faculty teaching in accordance with
university requirements.
8. Recommends course schedules within the guidelines set by the university and the Office of Records and
Advisement, and in cooperation with other academic units.

Duties and Responsibilities: Faculty Development
1. Recruit, and recommend to the VPAA, qualified faculty, both full-time and adjunct.
2. Provide for orientation to new faculty members, adjunct faculty, and graduate assistants.
3. Make recommendations for faculty promotion in academic rank and employment level.
4. Initiate non-renewal or termination of faculty, as needed.
5. Coach and advise full-time faculty with regard to the faculty promotion process.
6. Determine individual faculty teaching loads and course assignments.
7. Encourage faculty participation in School and university activities.
8. Model and encourage the publication of faculty research and participation in professional organizations.
9. Evaluate full-time faculty performance annually, and encourage faculty development in teaching, research,
and service through the development of annual Professional Development Objectives (PDO).
10. Provide for the annual evaluation of adjunct faculty.
11. Evaluate faculty applications for sabbaticals, study leaves, and other professional development activities.
12. Keep faculty informed of SEP and institutional plans, activities, and expectations.

Duties and Responsibilities: Recruitment and Student Advocacy
1. Promote positive student morale in the School.
2. Assist in the recruitment, selection, and retention of qualified students.
3. Assist university marketing in the development of SEP promotional materials.
4. Review the School's participation in the university's advisement program and make recommendations, as
needed, to the Office of Records and Advisement.
5. Receive, hear, and process student queries, criticisms, and grievances regarding faculty, adjunct faculty
and/or courses, curricula, and grades, and maintain a record of these communications.
6. Establish procedures so that letters for students concerning recommendation, referral, and recognition as
may be required for admittance, transfer, financial aid, and employment opportunities/scholarships are
processed in a timely manner.
7. Require academic honesty and act decisively against all manifestations of academic dishonesty.

Qualifications:

1. Academic preparation in areas of instruction. Earned doctorate is required.
2. Administrative skills.
3. Teaching experience.
4. Professional experience.
5. Ability to speak and write English fluently.
6. Work-related computer skills.

7. Must practice confidentiality of information at all times.

Special Requirement: Must have an 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, and evidence a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere.

Typical Physical Demands
1. Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds.
2. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment.
3. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Salaried Staff

Licensed Professional Counselor - Counseling & Testing

Location: Counseling & Testing

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job Summary: Conduct individual and group counseling sessions in a caring, culturally accepting and confidential environment.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide individual and group counseling for all students.
  • Serve as a resource and consultant in after-hours crisis intervention and counseling.
  • Work with the Counseling Services Coordinator to develop referral relationships with off campus professionals.
  • Organize and present preventative and developmental intervention programming that focuses on helping students develop the skills to relate mutually and meaningfully with others and increases their capacity to engage in a personally satisfying and effective style of living.
  • Serve as an alternating member of the Student Support Team.
  • Assist the Director of the Student Success Center and the Vice-President for Student Development in the administration of student service programming. 

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

Qualifications: A Master’s degree and licensure in counseling (LPC).  A minimum of three years of successful counseling related experience.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching.  May require lifting up to 25-30 pounds.  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 lighted and ventilated.

To Apply: 
Please send a curriculum vitae to jwampler@southern.edu


P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Vice President for Unity and Inclusion

Location: Administration

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job Summary: The Vice President for Unity and Inclusion provides leadership for areas of campus life that involve diversity including race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, and international students. Through committee work, research, presentations, overseeing grievance procedures, facilitating data-driven decision making, working with ethnic clubs, and similar activities, the vice president works to achieve a harmonious, inclusive campus environment. Within the context of the mission and values of the University, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Scripture, the vice president contributes to creating a strategic direction for the University. The vice president affirms and nurtures a university community and campus climate that values and actively supports equity and diversity. The vice president contributes to building a campus culture that reflects the inestimable value of every human being, a culture that yields unity, dignity, respect, acceptance and love for each member of the campus family.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
INTERNAL 

  • Chair or serve on various committees as requested by the President, including the Diversity Committee, President’s Cabinet, Strategic Planning Committee, Administrative Council, Board subcommittee, and CERSSA. Oversee subcommittees that report directly to the Vice President for Unity and Inclusion.
  • Provide reports for the board, campus and constituencies regarding diversity issues and changes in student demographics
  • Cultivate a relationship with and support for each ethnic club
  • Provide collaborative consultation for campus programming
  • Lead or participate in responding to grievances related to areas of responsibility
  • Help all members of the campus community to unite around university, church and biblical values—to build a supportive, accepting, inclusive, Christ-centered campus environment
  • Listen to and ascertain the unique needs and perspectives of underrepresented  groups of students and employees, representing any significant findings to administration and campus.
  • Lead in data-driven decision-making for areas of responsibility
  • Provide or arrange for diversity training for all members of the campus community
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction in creating and nurturing an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination, intolerance and harassment
  • Help plan and coordinate programs and initiatives that promote an open, inclusive and safe environment for all students, staff and faculty
  • Provide support for recruiting and retaining a diverse student body and employee work force
  • Collaborate with Student Development and Enrollment Management to provide support for international students
  • Counsel administration on issues related to sexual identity, sexual orientation and gender.
  • Encourage a campus environment that seeks to resolve conflict through reconciliation and healing as presented in the gospel
  • Help create a Southern Adventist University philosophy of diversity and inclusiveness that is fully reflective of the gospel.
EXTERNAL
  • Help secure external funding related to diversity research and initiatives
  • Work with Marketing and University Relations to promote SAU’s image related to diversity and inclusion
  • Participate in relevant professional organizations
  • Remain current on research and data in the field
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders in the local community and be involved in the life of the church and the local community
  • Help satisfy institutional reporting requirements related to government and accreditation policies and help the university address legal issues and policies related to all areas of responsibility
Qualifications: 
  • Minimum Master’s Degree
  • Higher education and teaching experience preferred
  • Active, committed Seventh-day Adventist Christian
  • Commitment to Southern Adventist University mission
  • Commitment to Biblical worldview and high view of Scripture
  • Current knowledge of diversity issues: research, history, literature, and legal and legislative guidelines (federal, state, and local laws)
  • Successful experiences with arbitration and grievance procedures that lead to unity and healing
  • International experience that includes cross-cultural engagement preferred
  • Cross cultural competence, respect and sensitivity
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience and success with team building
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Excellent presentation skills with proven ability to develop content and elaborate publically, to both large and small audiences
  • Writing skills to produce a variety of working and published documents and reports
  • Relates well with college/student populations

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be an SDA church member in regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Will also be expected to maintain an appropriate and professional level of confidentiality when it comes to sensitive information. 

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 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 curriculum vitae to presidentoffice@southern.edu

P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Hourly Staff

International Admissions Adviser - Admissions

Location: Admissions

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.51 - $19.51

Job Summary: The International Admissions Adviser assists students through the enrollment process from recruitment to registration. They also serve as the primary liaison to students as they continue through their years of study on campus by maintaining their non-immigrant status. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and advise prospective students in international territories as assigned.
  • Support and advise international students attending schools within the North American United States schools in their enrollment process and maintain recruitment territories within the United States as assigned..
  • Connect with prospective students and parents of prospective students through phone calls, emails, text messages, and in-person meetings, to assist them through the enrollment process.
  • Offer counseling on scholarships and financial aid to prospective international students.
  • Utilize CRM software to develop strategies and manage applicants within assigned territories.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official for prospective international students, facilitating creation and issuance of initial I-20.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official for continuing international students, facilitating the continuance of their status.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official for the institution by maintaining record-keeping and reporting requirements of Department of Homeland Security.
  • Represent Southern Adventist University at conferences, college fairs, camp meetings, and other events as assigned.
  • Support the Campus Visits Coordinator by assisting with Campus Visit events.
  • Represent Southern Adventist University during academy graduation services in the Southern Union and present appropriate awards and scholarships.
  • Assist with the processing of Veterans Affairs benefits for students.
  • Assist the Associate Director of Admissions in the general planning of the office, including registrations, committee work, policy input, and the general mission of the Admissions Department.
  • Assist the Human Resources office, working with legal counsel as appropriate, to obtain and maintain appropriate J-1, H-1B or TN visas for visiting professors from international locations.
  • Recruit and advise students from within the United States and perform financial aid awarding processes for prospective students as requested to assist colleagues in providing excellent service and maintain balanced team assignments.
  • Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate by department leaders.

Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver excellent service in all interactions.
  • Experience in international business and/or policy preferred.
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual proficiency preferred.
  • Must have strong competence in organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated competency with a variety of technology platforms and tools.

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. 

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated. Travel for up to two weeks per month may be required. Minimal travel may be required at times.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, walking, bending and reaching. May require moving packages up to 50 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.

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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Deli Supper Cook - Food Services/Deli

Location: Deli at Village Market

Hours: Part time, hourly, 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday - Thursday

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

Job Summary: The primary responsibility is execution of the dinner shift at the Deli. This employee will be expected to be responsible for the Supper food, cleanliness, and service. Customer service is first priority.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Help cook / plan / prepare supper menus / meals
  • Be aware of your student employees’ attendance and performance.
  • Work one on one with students-training them in proper methods of work
  • Understand and practice proper methods of preparation for each item on menu
  • Understand, maintain, and practice good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
  • Practice safe food handling
  • Keep the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during your shift
  • Keep prep area sink clean and neat as possible during your shift
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment – being prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Inventory Grab & Go display case – refill as needed
  • Keep sandwich case stocked / making sure ‘rotation’ is followed
  • Be responsible to keep the laundry going
  • Oversee the dishwashing
  • Oversee the breaking down of the hot serving deck and salad bar after supper
  • Check ice cream machine / turn to standby at closing / clean tray
  • Check all areas to be sure they are stocked and ready for next shift
  • Oversee clean up and inspect all work stations before leaving
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as required
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
  • Notify the Deli Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the Deli

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

Education and Experience:  A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Food Service. Supervision and management experience.

Qualifications:  Ability to communicate effectively. A self-starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same.  Approachable, friendly, positive attitude, able to encourage others.  Able to have a good rapport with employees, especially students. 

Skills and Aptitudes:   Have a working knowledge of food service operations. Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees and students with a team spirit. Have safety-consciousness and promote within work force.

Typical Physical Demands:   Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. (If over 40 pounds please ask for help) Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate food service equipment such as food slicers, chopping bowls, mixers, etc. Requires normal range of motion, hearing, and vision.

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

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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Receptionist (Part-time) - University Health Center

Location: University Health Center

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $14.00 - $18.99

Job Summary: The Receptionist at the University Health Center will be responsible for the management of the front desk on a daily basis and will perform a variety of other tasks related to processing patient information.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide excellent customer service - in client interactions, phone calls and emails.
  • Scheduling of patients, chart preparation and billing.
  • Assist in daily office activities - emails, record requests, surveys, faxed reports and orders, filing
  • Compliance management of immunization records in accordance with TN State requirements.
  • Prepare new patient charts as information is provided and communicate with students informing them of information needed for clearance.
  • Maintain medical records - using Datatel and Medicat.
  • Attend training sessions as scheduled.
  • Confirm weekly physician appointments.
  • Assist in yearly registration events.

Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in an office setting is required - preference will be given to those with medical office experience and medical terminology knowledge.
  • Must have strong customer service skills.
  • Proficient in computer skills - Word, Excel, Datatel
  • Ability to work independently - using good judgment and initiative.
  • Must be organized, detail oriented and able to muliti-task and prioritize.
  • Present a professional demeanor, display a spirit of helpfulness, work well with others, and maintain a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.

Special Requirements: 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.

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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Cafeteria Worker - Food Service/Cafe

Location: Cafe

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99

Job Summary: As a Cafeteria Worker, under the direct leadership of the Cafeteria Manager, your primary role is to work alongside other staff and student workers to serve the guests in the Cafeteria. You are expected to fulfill your primary and secondary job responsibilities, inquiring guidance from Cafeteria Manager or Foodservice directors when necessary. You are to prepare for and execute your meal period, utilizing student helpers for preparation of food, cleaning, special orders, and any other relevant work-related tasks as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand and complete the primary responsibilities of your position every shift. Complete secondary responsibilities as needed during daily operations.
  • Be alert to student workers’ attendance and performance.
  • Notify the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understand and practice the best methods of quality preparation for each menu item and maintain the highest of standards in all food production.
  • Understand, maintain, and practice good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
  • Practice safe food handling
  • Keep the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the day
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Check the workers board for daily menu and for any special functions and assist in the preparation of special functions
  • Make sure all food is put away properly after meal period
  • Prepare items needed for special functions and make sure they are ready on time
  • Set up decks for meal, making sure it is ready on time for workers (35 minutes before meal time starts)
  • Receive and check in any deliveries during your meal period
  • Clean coolers, work area, and decks to maintain a sanitary work environment
  • Assist in the training of new workers
  • Take your turn and lead out in Sabbath and weekend duty.
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Practice confidentiality of information at all times.

Education and Experience:  A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience in Food Service. Supervision and management experience. 

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively. A self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same. Approachable, friendly, positive attitude, able to encourage others. Able to have a good rapport with employees Especially students.

Skills and Aptitudes: Have a working knowledge of food service operations. Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees and students with a team spirit. Have safety-consciousness and promote within work force.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. (If over 40 pounds please ask for help) Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate food service equipment such as food slicers, chopping bowls, mixers, etc. Requires normal range of motion, hearing, and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential task 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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Kayak Manager - Food Services/Kayak

Location: Kayak

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.33-$19.34

Job Summary: Primary responsibility of overseeing the total operations of The Kayak including student worker management, budgeting, production, and recipe adherence. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Check and maintain high standards of food preparation and service
  • Instruct and maintain high standards of sanitation and safety in all areas of production to both staff and students
  • Prepare sandwiches/salads as needed for Kayak and other Foodservice venues
  • Make sure all health regulations are followed
  • Check the appearance of all student employees
  • Interview, hire, and schedule student employees
  • Directly in charge of the motivating, counseling and disciplining of student employees when necessary
  • Collaborate with Director of Food Service in hiring of student staff and resolving personnel issues
  • Reconcile and make daily deposits for Kayak
  • Maintain cash reports, hourly sales, etc.
  • Do the ordering of all products daily from the cafeteria
  • Monitor, approve, and release weekly worked hours of student and staff
  • Keep all equipment in working order
  • Count and turn in quarterly inventories
  • Check and maintain food cost / prices / on menu board and registers
  • Fill in for absentees
  • Put up signs when Kayak is open / close to keep customers aware of any changes
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned by directors

Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing.  Be able to have a good rapport with employees–especially students.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma.  College or trade school education preferred.  Have a minimum of 5 years experience in Food Service.  Supervision and management experience. 

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively.  Be a self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same.  Approachable, customer service friendly, positive attitude, able to encourage others.

Skills and Aptitudes: Have a working knowledge of food service operations.  Computer skills.  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees with a team spirit, the ability to interact appropriately with campus personnel.  Have safety-consciousness.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds. (If over 40 pounds please ask for help) 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 task 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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Cafeteria Worker (Part-time) - Cafeteria

Location: Cafeteria

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99

Job Summary: As a Cafeteria Worker, under the direct leadership of the Cafeteria Manager, your primary role is to work alongside other staff and student workers to serve the guests in the Cafeteria. You are expected to fulfill your primary and secondary job responsibilities, inquiring guidance from Cafeteria Manager or Foodservice directors when necessary. You are to prepare for and execute your meal period, utilizing student helpers for preparation of food, cleaning, special orders, and any other relevant work-related tasks as necessary. Being an employee of the Cafeteria may require you to work in different skill areas (to be discussed), including cooks, salad, dish, cashier, etc as needed by the business. 

General Duties:

  • Understand and complete the primary responsibilities of your position every shift.  Complete secondary responsibilities as needed during daily operations.
  • Be alert to student workers’ attendance and performance.
  • Notify the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understand and practice the best methods of quality preparation for each menu item and maintain the highest of standards in all food production.
  • Understand, maintain, and practice good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
    • Practice safe food handling
    • Keep the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the day
    • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Check the workers board for daily menu and for any special functions and assist in the preparation of special functions
  • Make sure all food and/or equipment is put away properly after meal period
  • Prepare items needed for special functions and make sure they are ready on time
  • Set up decks for meal, making sure it is ready on time for workers (35 minutes before meal time starts)
  • Receive and check in any deliveries during your meal period
  • Clean coolers, work area, and decks to maintain a sanitary work environment
  • Assist in the training of new workers
  • Take your turn and lead out in Sabbath and weekend duty.
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma.  College or trade school education preferred.  Have a minimum of 5 years experience in Food Service.  Supervision and management experience. 

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively.  Be a self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same.  Be approachable, friendly, positive attitude, able to encourage others. Be able to have a good rapport with employees –especially students.

Skills and Aptitudes: Have a working knowledge of food service operations.  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees and students with a team spirit. Have safety-consciousness and promote within work force.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires repetitive hand motion, sitting, standing (sometimes standing in one place for prolonged periods of time), bending, and overhead reaching.  Requires lifting up to 50 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate food service equipment such as food slicers, chopping bowls, mixers and manual chopping with a knife.  Requires normal range of motion, hearing, and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential task 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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Part-time KR's Place Supervisor - KR's Place

Location: KR's Place

Hours: Part-time, hourly, 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

Job Summary: To work wherever needed in helping serve the guests and KR’s Student Workers at KR’s Place with a Loving, Christian & positive attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Be on time when scheduled to work
  • Be aware of Student Workers attendance and performance
  • Relate any employee issues to immediate supervisor
  • Help to prepare and serve menu items
  • Clean and stock whatever station needs it - Daily
  • Assist others when you are not busy at your station
  • Operate register when needed
  • Settle drawer at the end of the evening shift
  • Be a team player
  • Prepare Food & Work Stations for morning shift
  • Reinforce all department rules
  • Follow through with responsibilities directed by KR’s Manager

Oversee the following each evening:

  • Make sure areas are all clean
  • All food must be dated, labeled, and put away
  • Dishes are to be rinsed and left on cart and taken down to dish room
  • All trash, cardboard, rags, and aprons to be taken down to 2nd floor to designated areas
  • Tables/ floors in dining area and kitchen to be wiped/ swept and mopped
  • Refill and stock all paper products
  • Refill and stock drink coolers
  • Cooler temperatures checked and recorded
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements:  An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing.  Able to have a good report with students, staff, customers and be open to change.

Education and Experience:   A high school diploma. Supervisory experience.

Skills and Aptitudes: Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with students and staff with a team spirit.  Have safety-consciousness awareness.

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires standing (majority of the shift), bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds.  (If over 40 pounds please ask for help) Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate food service equipment such as food slicers, blenders, microwaves, etc.  Requires normal range of motion, 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: akmaitland@southern.edu


Temporary Positions

TSP Support Coordinator - DSS/Counseling and Testing

Job Summary: 

  • Report to and receive limited supervision from the DSS Coordinator.
  • Work with the TSP Graduate student to ensure delivery of educational approaches and skills to the TSP population.
  • Provide programmatic oversight and support; develops programs; disability management; social interactions, time management, self-governing abilities, and confidential mentorship to TSP students.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in case management of TSP students.
  • Provide compensatory skills designed to support TSP students in social interactions, time management, personal development skills, and study strategies.
  • Provides TSP students with an understanding of DSS resources and policies; orient students towards their role as self-advocate for services.
  • Acts as liaison to the faculty for TSP students and works closely with faculty and department chairs to ensure the effective delivery of these services.
  • Assists TSP mentors and coaches in providing support to students with various disabilities.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services.
  • Monitor on-going progress of TSP students.
  • Plan monthly weekend excursion for TSP students.

Qualifications:

  • A background in Social Sciences, Social Work, Education, Student Development, Rehabilitation Counseling, or a directly related field.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective course of action.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and challenging administrative and interpersonal issues in a positive, proactive manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications.
  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters.
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and/or 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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Painter - Plant Services

Job Summary:  Primarily to do painting and related duties on exterior and interior of campus buildings, housing and apartments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Paints by rolling, brushing or spraying
  • Preparation of surfaces for painting by scraping, caulking and sanding
  • Assists in moving furniture, cabinets, doors and drawers
  • Equipment cleanup
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

Qualifications:  Must be familiar with various types of preparation for painting and methods of application. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with a good driving record. 

Education and Experience: Professional painting experience required.

Skills and Aptitudes:  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with supervisors and other employees in a team spirit, and the ability to interact appropriately with personnel (faculty and students) on the job site. Have safety-consciousness and able to promote it within work force.  Must use care with tools and equipment.

Physical Demands:  Painting calls for a variety of postures, squatting, bending, standing, looking up, reaching away from the body, standing on uneven surfaces, and working on a ladder, scaffold and man lift. The painter must be able to work under these conditions for extended periods of time and must be able to lift a 5 gallon bucket of paint, and on occasion up to 100 pounds. 

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal weather and office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. May require outside work for exterior painting. 

To Apply:
Please send a resume and/or 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:akmaitland@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

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