Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: Nursing

Duties/Responsibilities: School of Nursing seeks a full-time faculty to join a mission-focused team. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at the undergraduate level. An earned doctorate is preferred.

Qualifications: Requisite qualities include successful teaching experience, interest in research, flexibility, and commitment to Adventist nursing education.

Special Requirements: The candidate must be a member in good and regular standing in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to search committee chair:

ChristyShowalter

cshowalter@southern.edu.

SAU School of Nursing,

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315.

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

Assistant Director of Business Intelligence for Admissions and Student Finance

Location: Enrollment Management

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job Summary: Provide business intelligence, data analysis, technical expertise, and systems management for the Admissions and Student Finance offices. Primary responsibilities are to be a catalyst for innovation through identification of the need for and preparation of data-informed proposals, support the efficient prioritization of efforts by team members and provide tools to help team members use data to manage personal effectiveness and deliver effortless admissions and financial experiences to students and other customers. Duties will be accomplished through a variety of methods, including identifying data needs and develop reporting tools, business practices, and comprehensive strategies to fully utilize the functionality of office systems throughout each phase of the business cycle.

The Assistant Director of Business Intelligence provides analytical services, leadership, technology administration, and project management to support recruitment, application, financial aid, billing and collections activities. The position effectively and efficiently uses SPSS, Rapid Insight, Slate, Colleague, as well as complementary technologies (e.g. OnBase, Reporting Services, Tableau/Power BI, Microsoft SQL Studio, Excel and others). The position works collaboratively with Enrollment Management, Student Finance, Information Technology, Institutional Research and other university units to ensure the high-quality execution of technology supported business processes, data management and reporting as related to the admissions and student finance cycles. This position develops, maintains and optimizes the use of information for all levels of staff. Duties include processing and cleansing data, preparing statistical analyses and reports, and servicing individual student records and the departmental tasks of recruiting and providing financial support for students. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Vice President and departmental staff to identify business intelligence needs relative to office-wide initiatives and individual responsibilities. Generate and maintain reports specifically designed for internal and external constituents. Build internal reports and dashboards to collect and analyze data related to admissions and financial processes. Build reports to provide key enrollment data relative to institutional goals for campus constituents such as the Board, Cabinet, Vice Presidents, Deans, Institutional Research, and faculty.
  • Identify opportunities to further leverage the use of technology to meet institutional enrollment goals. Provide technical expertise and hands-on involvement to support the continuous development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of technical processes across all functional areas.
  • Audit admission and financial aid data on a regular basis to ensure the accuracy and integrity of data and verify that all accounts are serviced in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate market factors in the context of university and broader trends and prepare proposals, where warranted, identifying strategic opportunities for growth, enhancements to the effectiveness of recruiting, scholarship and collection policies, and service improvement. Provide supporting information documenting the basis for the proposals, including industry research and statistical analysis.
  • Provide gracious hospitality in accordance with Southern’s service standards during interactions with external and internal clients. Support the customer-service, student-centered focus of the university, while helping to maintain the financial viability of the university.
  • Assist with departmental duties to host and support prospective students and provide financial services to prospective and continuing students.
  • Perform assignments and projects as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics/mathematics, economics, computer science, management information systems or related field with a strong focus on analytics.
  • 3-5 years of experience in data analytics.
  • Experience in admissions, student finance or other area of a university preferred.
  • Proficiency in SPSS (or equivalent software), SQL, and MS Office.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple complex projects and prioritize work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Strong problem solving and research skills to identify and resolve data related issues and present written data-informed proposals to university administration.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a high volume work environment.
  • Ability to communicate technical solutions to non-technical colleagues.

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone. Essential tasks are performed under normal office conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated. Occasional travel may be required.

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.   

To Apply: 
Please send a curriculum vitae to gcarter@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

Housekeeping Supervisor - Talge Hall

Location: Talge Hall

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99

Job Summary: The Housekeeping Supervisor oversees the activities of approximately 20 student janitors in Talge.

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

General

  • Observe and enforce all residence hall and university policies throughout the residence hall.
  • Maintain a neat, well groomed personal appearance at all times and enforce school dress code for student janitors.
  • Promptly inform Talge maintenance/Plant Services of needed repairs.  Assist Talge maintenance/Plant Services workers as needed.
  • Ensure favorable department image to students, parents, and visitors by ensuring that Talge Hall is kept clean and attractive.
  • Coordinate service needs of guests with Talge Office Manager.
  • Ensure janitor closets are kept properly stocked and orderly.
  • Maintain inventory and order necessary supplies for the department on a regular basis.
  • Notify Dean of the need to repair or replace equipment.
  • Maintain empty rooms in “move in” condition.
  • Maintain good communications with superiors and subordinates.
  • Maintain SDS books in all janitor closets, and a current chemical inventory for the dorm.
  • Provides recycling services.
  • Perform other duties and assignments as directed.

Personnel

  • Advertise for and interview applicants for the student janitor positions in Talge.
  • Train student janitors in the proper use of all necessary chemicals & equipment, including HazCom  training.
  • Evaluate the students work on a weekly basis, reporting to the dean in charge of Housekeeping, and notifying students of their scores.
  • Counsel students who are struggling in their work performance.  Terminating their employment when necessary.
  • Encourage students who are doing well.
  • Covering or arranging for coverage, when students cannot meet their scheduled shifts.
  • Verify student janitor work hours and approve their time cards.

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: High school diploma or equivalent, two to five years supervising employees.   Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills. 

Typical Physical Demands: Requires climbing stairs, sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds.Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal residence hall conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is usually 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

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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