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Teaching Faculty 

 

Teaching Faculty - Chemistry Department

Department/School: Chemistry Department

Description:  The Chemistry Department seeks a full-time faculty member with expertise in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and/or chemical education, effective June 1, 2018. Teaching responsibilities may be expected to include courses for non-majors, chemistry for nursing and allied health majors, and organic chemistry labs. Additional course responsibilities will be assigned depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate. The successful candidate will also be expected to substantially 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.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in chemistry in collaboration with fellow faculty members
  • Provide research opportunities, supervision, and mentorship for undergraduate students
  • 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 the areas of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and/or chemical education 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 - History & Political Studies Department

 

Department/School:  History & Political Studies Department

Description:  The History and Political Studies Department seeks a scholar and teacher for a full-time position in American History.  

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: 

Mark Peach - History & Political Studies Department and Bob Young - Academic Administration

Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Email: peach@southern.edu; ryoung@southern.edu

Director of Clinical Education (DCE) - Physical Therapist Assistant Department

Department/School: Physical Therapist Assistant

Hours: Full time, Salary

Job Summary: The DCE holds a faculty appointment and has administrative, academic, service, and scholarship
responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of Southern Adventist University.
This individual demonstrates competence in clinical education, teaching, and curriculum
development. In addition, the DCE primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate, facilitate,
administer, and monitor clinical education activities on behalf of Southern Adventist University
and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty. These activities include but are not
limited to the following:


• developing, monitoring, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum,
• facilitating quality learning experiences for students during clinical education,
• evaluating students' performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their
ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the
curriculum,
• educating students, clinical and academic faculty about clinical education,
• selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound
patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physical
therapy practice,
• maximizing available resources for the clinical education program,
• providing documented records and assessment of the clinical education component
(includes clinical education sites, clinical educators, etc.), and
• actively engaging core faculty clinical education planning, implementation, and
assessment.


The DCE serves as a liaison between the physical therapy program and the clinical education site
as part of his/her responsibilities. The DCE, in cooperation with other academic faculty,
establishes clinical education site and facility standards, selects and evaluates clinical education
sites, and facilitates ongoing development of and communication with clinical education sites
and clinical faculty.

Duties and Responsibilities: The DCE is responsible for coordinating and managing the efforts of the academic program and clinical education sites in the education and preparation of PT and PTA students by performing
the following activities:

Communicates Between the Academic Institution and Affiliated Clinical Education Sites

  • A. Communicates news, and current information (e.g., curriculum, clinical education
    objectives, staffing changes, and site availability) among all concerned
    stakeholders (e.g., Southern Adventist University, clinical education sites, clinical
    faculty and students) to maintain current knowledge of the educational program,
    the clinical education site, and health care changes affecting clinical practice and
    education.
  • B. Provides ongoing communication with clinical educators at each clinical
    education site to include:
      • philosophy of the Southern Adventist University Physical Therapist
        Assistant (PTA) program;
      • PTA program curriculum and specific syllabus and learning objectives for
        each clinical experience and behavioral expectations that may not be
        addressed by learning objectives;
      • policy and procedures of Southern Adventist University PTA program
        pertaining to clinical education;
      • current materials required for accreditation;
      • clinical education contractual agreement negotiated and maintained
        between Southern Adventist University PTA program and each clinical
        education site;
      • dissemination of appropriate student and related information (e.g., health
        insurance, liability/malpractice insurance, state/federal laws and
        regulations such as ADA);
      • collection of information about clinical education sites for use by students
        in their selection of or assignment to clinical education sites;
      • provision of dates for each clinical education experience;
      • academic program requests from clinical education sites regarding the
        number and type of available student clinical placements;
      • coordinating student assignments (consideration might be given to items
        such as patient variety, health care settings and size, types of learning
        experiences, clinical site and student expectations, strengths/limitations of
        clinical experiences);
      • clinical faculty development opportunities including educational seminars
        and faculty availability as a resource in their areas of expertise, and;
      • maintenance and distribution of a clinical education manual.
  • C. Communicates and oversees communication with Center Coordinators of Clinical
    Education (CCCEs), Clinical Instructors (CIs), and students to monitor progress
    and assess student performance. Provides guidance and support as required to
    problem solve and discuss pertinent issues with student(s), CIs, and/or CCCEs.
  • D. Places, supervises, and communicates with students while on clinical experiences.
    Responsibilities associated with these roles include, but are not limited to:
      • informing students of clinical education policies and procedures;
      • supplying relevant clinical education site information to facilitate students'
        selection of or assignment to clinical education sites (e.g., learning
        experiences, clinical site prerequisites, housing availability);
      • providing a process for students to assess their performance and
        satisfaction;
      • preparing clinical rotation assignment schedules and coordinating
        information dissemination to clinical education sites;
      • assisting with educational planning, behavior/performance modification,
        remedial education, referral to student support agencies (financial aid
        counseling as required), and;
      • arranging for periodic and or impromptu visits/communication to students,
        clinical education sites and clinical faculty as needed to problem solve,
        support, and discuss pertinent issues with student(s), CIs, and/or CCCEs.
  • E. Evaluates each clinical education site through student feedback, on-site visits, and
    ongoing communications and routinely shares this information with academic and
    clinical faculties. Provides feedback to clinical educators concerning their
    effectiveness in delivering clinical learning experiences based on student
    feedback and through direct observations.

Academic and Clinical Education Program Planning, Implementation, and Assessment

  • A. Performs academic responsibilities consistent with the Commission on
    Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and with institutional
    policy.
      • Coordinates and teaches clinical education courses and other related
        course content based on areas of content and clinical expertise.
      • Directs effort and attention to teaching and learning processes used
        throughout the curriculum (e.g., management and education theory, adult
        learning).
      • Monitors and documents the academic performance of students to ensure
        that they successfully achieve the criteria for completing clinical learning
        experiences.
          • • Reviews and records student evaluations from CIs and determines
            the final grade for all clinical education courses in the curriculum.
            • Utilizes intervention strategies with CIs, CCCEs, and students who
            excel or demonstrate difficulties while on clinical education
            experiences or require learning strategies where a disabling or
            learning condition is present.
            • Develops remedial experiences for students, if necessary. Confers
            with the appropriate faculty (clinical and academic), the Program
            Director, Dean, Administration and other individuals (e.g.,
            counseling staff) where applicable.
      • Provides direct input into curriculum design, review, and revision
        processes by:
          • • Collecting and organizing pertinent information from clinical
            education sites and students and disseminating this information to
            faculty during curricular review processes in a timely manner.
            • Preparing reports and/or engaging in discussions with faculty on
            student progress in clinical education.
            • Keeping faculty informed about the clinical education program,
            pertinent policies and procedures, and changes influenced by
            accreditation.
      • Coordinates and/or provides leadership for a Clinical Education or
        Program Advisory Committee consisting of area clinical educators,
        employers, or other persons, where feasible.
      • Participates in academic program meetings, institutional governance,
        and/or community service activities as appropriate to the mission of the
        academic institution.
      • Develops and implements a plan for self-development that includes the
        participation in and enhancement of teaching, assessment, and curriculum
        development.
      • Functions as a faculty member in other job responsibilities as delegated by
        the Program Director/Chair or as required by Southern Adventist
        University PTA program, Dean or another Administrator.
      • Monitors the changing health care delivery system and advises the
        Program Director and faculty of changing trends and potential impact on
        student enrollment, instruction, curriculum design, clinical education, and
        equipment needs.
      • Develops and administers information and education technology systems
        which support clinical education and the curriculum.
      • Participates in regional, state, and/or national clinical education forums,
        clinical education related activities, and programs designed to foster
        clinical education (e.g., Clinical Education Consortia, Clinical Education
        Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Section for Education, Chapter
        Clinical Education SIGs, and APTA Education Division activities).
  • B. Manages administrative responsibilities consistent with CAPTE, federal/state
    regulations, institutional policy, and practice setting requirements.
      • Administers a system for the academic program's clinical education
        records which include:
          • • current database of clinical education sites;
            • current information on clinical education site and clinical faculty;
            • status of negotiated clinical education agreement between the
            academic program and clinical education site;
            • utilization of clinical education sites;
            • reports on the performance of students in clinical education, and
            • reports on clinical site/faculty performance in clinical education.
      • Acts as an intermediary among the appropriate parties to:
          • • facilitate the acquisition of clinical education agreements;
            • administer policies and procedures for immunization, preventive
            health care practices, and for management of student injury while
            at clinical sites, and
            • ensure liability protection of students (and faculty if required)
            inclusive of professional, governmental, institutional, and current
            risk management principles.
      • Assists the Program Director in the development of a program budget by
        providing input on items related to the clinical education program and
        overall program budget.
      • Manages fiscal allocations budgeted for clinical education.
      • Develops, implements, and monitors adherence to policy and procedures
        for the clinical education component of the curriculum.
      • Develops, administers, and monitors Southern Adventist University PTA
        program's evaluation process for the clinical education component,
        including instruments used for evaluation of student performance, clinical
        education sites and faculty.
      • Participates in the preparation of accreditation documentation and
        outcome performance assessment of students in the physical therapy
        program.

Clinical Site Development

  • A. Develops criteria and procedures for clinical site selection, utilization, and
    assessment (e.g., APTA Guidelines for Clinical Education).
  • B. Establishes, develops, and maintains an adequate number of clinical education
    sites relative to quality, quantity and diversity of learning experiences (i.e.,
    continuum of care, commonly seen diagnoses, across the lifespan, health care
    delivery systems, payers, cultural competence issues) to meet the educational
    needs of students and the academic program, the philosophy and outcomes of the
    program, and evaluative criteria set by CAPTE.
  • C. Provides clinical education site development opportunities through ongoing
    evaluation and assessment of strengths and areas needing further development or
    action (e.g., in service training, discontinue student placements).

Clinical Faculty Development

  • A. Collaborates with clinical faculty to promote, coordinate, plan, and provide
    clinical faculty development opportunities using effective instructional
    methodologies and technologies.
  • Encourages clinical faculty to participate in local, statewide, and national forums
    designed to foster and discuss issues addressing clinical education.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in health care and its effect on clinical
    education and apprises clinical educators and faculty of any changing trends.
  • Mentors other academic faculty about their role and responsibilities related
    to clinical education (e.g., clinical site visits, determining readiness for the clinic).

 

 

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements (no specific order)

• Must be a physical therapist (Master’s or higher preferred) or a PT Assistant (Bachelor’s
required in a related field, Master’s preferred)
• Must hold or be eligible for Tennessee state licensure
• Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist assistant or physical
therapist.
• Minimum of 2 years of clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination experience.
• Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling
skills.
• Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical
education, students, and the profession of physical therapy.
• Able to meet the faculty requirements as stated in the Standards and Required Elements
for PTA programs.
• Able to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education programs.
• Able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.
• Demonstrated ability in successful teaching (finalist will be required to demonstrate
competence by teaching a mini lesson)
• Able to travel, as needed.

Preferred Requirements
• Prior teaching experience in a physical therapist assistant/physical therapist academic
program or equivalent coursework.
• Knowledge of education, management, and adult learning theories and principles.
• Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education.
• Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
• Earned status as an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor.

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.

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

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references to: 

Dr. Christopher Stewart 

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

Contact Email:cbstewart@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Religion

Department/School: School of Religion

Hours: Full time

Description: The School of Religion seeks a faculty member in the area of applied theology, with possible emphases in church ministry, homiletics, evangelism, and/or missions, to begin in the summer of 2018. 

Qualifications: The applicant should have a doctoral degree (or be near completion), preferably in some area of applied theology. A positive experience in both pastoral ministry and teaching is helpful.  The applicant must demonstrate a vibrant love for Jesus, a strong commitment to the authority of Scripture, and a deep passion for the Adventist message and mission. Good people skills and the ability to engage students in a positive, faith-building way in the class room are essential. 

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

To Apply: Send curriculum vitae, including three references, and a statement of teaching philosopy as email attachments to:  

Greg King - Religion Faculty Search Committee Chair
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email:gking@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Education& Psychology

Department/School:  School of Education & Psychology

Hours:  Full time 

Description:  The School of Education & Psychology seeks a full-time faculty member to teach undergraduate methods courses and education courses, as well as teach graduate level education courses.

Essential Duties: 

  • Engage in activities of the department, including research and scholarly activities.
  • Provide effective academic advising.
  • Work collegially with fellow faculty members and students to promote a nurturing learning environment.
  • Serve on departmental, university and Teacher Education Program committees.

Qualifications: Requirementearned doctorate in education or related field, committed to Christian higher education and the integration of faith and learning, experience with online learning, mathematics background and successful teaching in public and church schools preferable.

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 cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of philosophy, and contact information for at least three (3) references to:  

Dr. John McCoy, Dean - School of Education & Psychology
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email: jmccoy@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Education & Psychology

Department/School:  School of Education & Psychology

Hours:  Full time 

Description:  The School of Education & Psychology seeks a full-time faculty member to teach graduate level Outdoor Education courses, effective Fall 2017.

Essential Duties: 

  • Engage in activities of the department, including research and scholarly activities involving students at the graduate level
  • Provide effective academic advising 
  • Will also provide leadership to the undergraduate Outdoor Leadership degree via graduate assistants.
  • Work collegially with fellow faculty members and students to promote a nurturing learning environment
  • Serve on departmental and university committees

Qualifications: Requirementearned doctoral degree in leadership, education, or other applicable degree. Willing to obtain pertinent outdoor certifications, and familiar with online programming.

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 cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of philosophy as it relates to outdoor education, and contact information for at least three (3) references to:  

Dr. John McCoy, Dean - School of Education & Psychology
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email:jmccoy@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Journalism & Communication

Department/School:  School of Journalism & Communication

Hours:  Full time 

Description: Needed: To teach undergraduate courses and advise in journalism, with a focus in print, broadcast, or new media.ed.

Qualifications:  Master’s required, doctorate preferred. Prefer 5 years of professional experience, 3 years of teaching experience.

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. Rachel Williams-Smith, Dean - School of Journalism & Communication
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Contact Email: rwilliamssmith@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 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: 

Mark Peach - History & Political Studies Department and Bob Young - Academic Administration

Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Email: peach@southern.edu; ryoung@southern.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty

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.S. 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: aroyo@southern.edu

Spanish Instructor - Modern Languages

Department/School:  Modern Languages Department

Pay Range:  Based on experience

Description:  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 Modern Languages Department 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: aroyo@southern.edu

 

Salaried Staff 

Associate Vice President - Academic Administration

Department/School: Academic Administration

Description: Southern Adventist University seeks applicants for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Administration.  The associate vice president works with the Senior Vice President for Academic Administration to provide direction for academic strategic planning, curriculum development, instructional methods, grading practices, admission standards, registration procedures, and graduation requirements.  The associate vice president also provides oversight to Institutional Research and Online Learning; chairs or serves on various academic and/or administrative committees; approves exceptions to academic policies when deemed appropriate; serves as the institutional liaison for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) and the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA); facilitates the administrative processing of program reviews; and serves as the administrative liaison to first-year experience, the honors program, and all extension programs.  

Qualifications:  Earned doctoral degree preferred. At least five years of successful full-time teaching experience at the higher education level; the ability to effectively chair meetings and lead groups; the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing which may include writing accurate and crisp technical reports; evaluate educational programs, on and off campus; and oversee programs that provide academic assistance and accountability for students.  The ability to skillfully and tactfully interact with students, parents of students, faculty members, and administrators is very important.  Applicants must also be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. 

The successful candidate must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and be a member in good and regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

 

To apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references via US Mail or email to:

 

Robert Young, PhD

Senior Vice President for Academic Administration

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315

 

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Office: (423) 236-2804

 

Hourly Staff  

Quick Print Assistant (Part time) - Purchasing Services

Department: Purchasing Services

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay Rate: $12.96 - $17.88

Job Summary: Assist in the day to day billing operations of Quick Print.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ticketing – Employee will be responsible for learning customers’ needs and creating tickets for production.
  • Billing – Employee will be responsible for processing tickets of completed jobs.
  • Filing – Employee will be responsible for logging and filing completed tickets.
  • Shipping – Employee will be responsible for processing customer shipments.
  • Customer Service – Employee will assist customers to the fullest of his/her abilities and with a caring attitude.
  • Employee will 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.
  • Must practice confidentiality of customer information at all times.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work with deadlines and prioritize incoming tasks.
  • Understand digital copier devices and their work flow as it pertains to ticketing and billing.
  • An aptitude for learning.

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, telephones, 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 lit 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

Cashier (Part time) - Village Market

 

Department: Village Market

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay Rate: $9.02 - $13.93

Job Summary:  To operate a cash register and check stand to provide the store’s customers with the most accurate and efficient checkout service possible; to perform stocking and other duties as assigned;  to provide and maintain high standards of customer service in the store’s front end operations, to perform other  customer service duties such as handling customer questions and concerns; to ensure that the work shift contributes to the financial best interest of the store.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. General

  1. Maintain a neat, well-groomed personal appearance at all times and observe all store rules and university policies            including dress regulations, i.e. no jewelry, no revealing clothing;
  2. Observe shift operating hours at all times as scheduled or assigned by the department manager;
  3. Clean check out areas daily and keep them neat and organized;
  4. Be knowledgeable in and able to recognize or differentiate between all of the various types of produce merchandise        carried in the store including differences between varieties of similar classes of products (e.g., apples, lettuces, etc.);
  5. Assist customers with any large or bulky products that they may have difficulty in handling;
  6. Record the purchases of a customer into a cash register efficiently and accurately;
  7. Process all of the various types of sales transactions accepted by the store including but not limited to cash, checks,       authorized charge cards, EFT transactions, EBT or Food Stamps, and collect those receipts in strict accordance with      established company policies and procedures;
  8. Process all refunds and returns according to company policy;
  9. Bag or package merchandise according to established company policies and procedures,
  10. Stock merchandise in assigned sections as required;
  11. Handle damaged or spoiled products and return-to-stocks according to company policy;
  12. Perform all front end duties according to company policies, procedures and practices;
  13. Assist in training personnel when assigned;
  14. Perform other duties and assignments as directed;
  15. Greet all customers with a smile and provide them with prompt and courteous service or assistance.

B. Bookkeeping

  1. Ring all sales into cash register in accordance with company cash handling procedures;
  2. Use correct pricing and department for all merchandise and notify management of price discrepancies;
  3. Record on designated forms any price discrepancies or “not on file” items that are encountered;
  4. Notify management of any irregularities or discrepancies in the results of the work shift for cash variances exceeding        the established amounts.

C. Merchandising

  1. Keep shelves in assigned areas fully stocked and faced to the maximum extent possible according to tag allocation or      standards;
  2. Ensure that all front end displays are clean, neat and uncluttered;
  3. Follow procedures for restocking to ensure quality protection, accuracy and product rotation.

D. Maintenance

  1. Maintain general housekeeping and sanitation standards on an ongoing basis;
  2. Assist in keeping check out, sales and storage areas clean, clear and in good order;
  3. Use and maintain equipment in good working order and report problems or malfunctions immediately to your                   supervisor.

E. Security

  1. Adhere to store policy pertaining to excessive cash in registers and request cash pickups in accordance with such          policy;
  2. Observe security standards by staying alert and being aware of customer actions and behavior; report to management or campus safety any abnormal behavior;
  3. Secure register at all times when leaving it unattended; protect company assets at all times.

F. Personnel

  1. Assist in training associates and co-workers when directed to do so;
  2. Maintain good communications in the department and throughout the organization;
  3. Notify department manager of situations or policy violations having an adverse effect on store operating performance.

Requirements and Conditions (Essential Functions):

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all of the duties described in the preceding in an efficient and competent manner. The requirements and conditions listed below are representative of the minimum levels of knowledge, skill, experience, and/or ability required. Some requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities:

Education and/or Experience:

  1. A high school education is preferred ;

Mathematical Skills:

  1. Be able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts and percentages and apply basic concepts of algebra in order to handle sales transactions, tender change and verify charges and counts;
  2. Be able to accurately complete required reports including sales reports and cash accountability or cash reconciliation.

Language Skills:

  1. Ability to hear, speak, and understand the spoken word in order to respond promptly to pages for assistance, to accommodate verbal requests from  customers for information or assistance, to answer telephones and to be able to communicate effectively with department employees, the store’s co-workers and customers;
  2. Ability to read, write, analyze, interpret and understand the English language with sufficient proficiency in order to:
  3. read and understand instructions for operating cash registers and other equipment;
  4. read and understand company handbooks, policies and procedures;
  5. be able to instruct, train, and communicate effectively with employees;
  6. be able to communicate effectively with customers, visitors and sales representatives;
  7. read and understand other written job-related documents including postings or company bulletin boards;
  8. Ability to fill out forms properly and write reports.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in circumstances where only limited standardization may exist;
  2. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in diagram, oral, schedule or written form.

Other Skills or Requirements

  1. Be fully knowledgeable and thoroughly familiar with the types of merchandise carried in the store including pricing and family product differences in produce (e.g., apples and squashes) and departmental product differences such as deli, grocery, bulk foods, etc.;
  2. Be able to perform all duties and responsibilities in an efficient and satisfactory manner that meets the minimum standards for productivity, accuracy, cleanliness, harmony and safety established in the store.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Some requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities:

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, to sit, use the hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls;
  2. The employee must frequently walk, talk or hear, and reach with the hands and arms and occasionally, the employee must crouch or kneel;
  3. The employee must occasionally lift or carry 35 pounds carrying bulk or industrial sized containers of product and frequently exert or lift moderate amounts of weight;
  4. Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision and the ability to adjust focus including sufficient visual acuity to check accounting reports, invoices, contracts and other written or printed documents;
  5. Be able to sweep and mop floors, dust and face shelves, and lift and carry out trash containers to be emptied in an outside bin;
  6. Be able to stock refrigerated coolers and freezers;
  7. Be able to work with fresh fruits, vegetables, house plants and flowers and other types of typical grocery items without negative allergic consequences that adversely impact work performance;
  8. Be able to tolerate moderate amounts of dust and chemicals from common cleaning agents used during routine housekeeping duties;
  9. Have sufficient physical mobility or agility to be able to respond to fire or other emergencies such as cleanup requests (due to accidental spills or breakage of containers having liquid contents), shoplifting and other security assistance requests, customer accidents, etc;
  10. Be able to perform all duties and responsibilities in an efficient and satisfactory manner that meets the minimum standards for volume, productivity, accuracy, cleanliness, harmony, safety and profitability established by the employer;

Work Environment

The work environment conditions described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. It may be possible to modify some circumstances to accommodate individuals with disabilities;

  1. The work environment includes occasional exposure to refrigerated and frozen storage areas;
  2. Typically, the noise level in the work environment is moderate;
  3. Access to break areas, storage areas, offices and employee restrooms may require ascending and descending a flight of stairs.

Special Requirement

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

Important Disclaimer Notice

The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances change or conditions of its business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.

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

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