Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty 

 

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 - Chemistry Department

Department/School:  Chemistry Department

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

Essential Duties: 

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Email: bhamstra@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - History & Political Studies Department

Department/School:  History & Political Studies Department

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

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

Essential Duties:  

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

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

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

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

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

Email: kerskine@southern.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty

Spanish Instructor - Modern Languages 

Department/School:  Modern Languages Department

Pay Range:  Based on experience

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

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

Email: aroyo@southern.edu

German Instructor - Modern Languages

Department/School:  Modern Languages Department

Pay Range:  Based on experience

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

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

Email: aroyo@southern.edu

 

Salaried Staff 

Data Analyst - Records & Advisement

Department/School:  Records & Advisement

Pay Range:  Based on experience

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:  

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

Systems Analyst - Information Systems

Department/School:  Information Systems/Integration & Development

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES:

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

Soul-Winning and Leadership Training - SALT Program Director 

Department/School:  School of Religion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

 

Hourly Staff  

Office Manager - Modern Languages Department

Department:  Modern Languages Department

Hours:  Regular business hours

Pay Rate:  Grade 3012, $14.28 - $19.20

Job Summary:  Responsible for office procedures such as receiving visitors, answering telephones, providing administrative services and assisting the chair with duties involving the operations of the Modern Languages Department.  Fosters an environment that is helpful, respectful, and caring towards internal and external customers by modeling Southern’s customer service standards with a collaborative attitude and relationship building approach. 

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  •    Be familiar with Adventist Colleges Abroad programs and provide information to students about the various universities.
  • Maintain and update office files
  • Provide correspondence as directed
  • Provide exemplary customer Service to the teaching staff, as well as, for the department staff and the department.
  • Maintain all files for Adventist Colleges Abroad
  • Schedule appointments
  • Plan luncheon staff meetings, as requested
  • Plan refreshments for various deptmental events as needed
  • Attend departmental staff meeting and either record the Minutes, or designate an office assistant who will complete this task
  • Produce promotional materials as requested
  • Answer telephones, send telecommunications as required
  • Demonstrate a caring attitude toward all those who come to the Modern Languages Department.
  • Be prepared to be involved in professional growth activities
  • Accept all reasonably business related assignments as directed by the Chair of Modern Languages Department.
  • Maintain and order supplies as needed 
  • Decorate Miller Hall for Christmas on the Promenade.
  • Prepare Adjunct Contracts.
  • Facilitate scholarship and awards choices and designations.
  • Hire and schedule all office assistants and tutors, in consultation with the language specific professor/s, as needed,
  • Schedule the conversation groups and assign the appropriate conversation group leader.
  • Facilitate PreView Southern visits.
  • Facilitate annual ACA visits
  • Complete and submit the annual UPAR Report, in tandem with the MLD Faculty and Chair
  • Other duties as requested.

Qualifications:  Be capable to perform all office/administrative functions with excellent time management, communication, and organizational skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills and working knowledge of office equipment: printers, fax machines. Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Education:  A.S. in Business Admin. or equivalent in work experience

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Graduate Office Manager - School of Nursing

Department:  School of Nursing

Hours:  Regular business hours

Pay Rate:  Grade 3012, $14.28 - $19.20

Job Summary: School of Nursing is seeking a graduate enrollment counselor who will facilitate MSN and DNP student admission, compliance, graduation and certification processes.

Duties & Responsiblities:

  • Communicating with prospective and current students
  • Reviewing graduate applications
  • Maintaining enrollment, graduation , and alumni lists/files
  • Recording committee minutes
  • Participating in recruitment activities, and assiting with graduate meetings
  • Will work closely with the Graduate Coordinators

Qualifications:  College degree preferred.  Must be detail oriented, well organized, have excellent and diverse computer competence, and good written and verbal communication skills.

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.

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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279  

Student Finance Adviser - Student Finance Department

Department:  Student Finance Department

Hours:  Regular business hours

Pay Rate:  Grade 3012, $14.28 - $19.20

Job Summary:   The Student Finance Adviser serves as a direct extension of the Student Finance Counselors, with the focus being on all paperwork and report processing.  In addition, the SFA serves as the first point of contact for financial account information as well as assisting with collections and billing activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist student finance counselors with data entry activities and reporting as needed.
  • Maintain the primary student finance email account.
  • Hire, train and manage the Student Finance call center student workers.
  • Generate and troubleshoot financial aid awarding reports and missing items letters on a weekly basis.
  • Coordinate the releasing, collecting and reconciling activities of Federal Perkins, Nursing and Institutional Loans in conjunction with ECSI (third party servicer).
  • Responsible for monthly and annual reporting in order to comply with Federal regulations.
  • Assist with monthly and annual billing activities which include monthly statements, subsidy billing and annual 1098T billing.
  • Assist with monthly collection activities of both current and noncurrent accounts which include data entry and support as needed.
  • Support the customer-service, student-centered focus of Enrollment Services, while helping to maintain the financial viability of the university.
  • Performs assignments and projects as assigned by the Directors Student Finance.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Qualifications: Must demonstrate track record of effective interpersonal communication and/or counseling skills; be able to multitask complex situations and work collaboratively toward win-win solutions; demonstrate sound judgment; be able to balance human need against policies; and be technologically savvy.

Experience:  Minimum of two years of financial aid, collections and/or billing experience required.  Be willing to work Sundays/evenings as needed.  Prefer proficiency in all Microsoft Office suite products.  Familiarity with SQL server strongly desired. 

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279  

Breakfast Cook Supervisor - Food Services/Deli

Department:  Deli - Village Market/ Food Services

Hours:  6am - 2pm Mon - Friday, Some Sundays 

Pay Rate:  Grade 3009, $12.69 - $17.51

Job Summary: Be a working supervisor, working one on one with training students. Be responsible for operations of  hot deck for Breakfast & Lunch,” Meals to Go” program, slicing all veggie meats. Customer service is # 1 priority. 

General Duties:

  • Be aware of your student employees attendance and performance (the ones you supervise).
  • Assist in the training of student workers
  • Notify the Deli Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program
  • 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 the day

     Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times

  • Be responsible for the hot serving decks at breakfast and lunch:

     the setting up of decks

     the servers during breakfast and lunch

     take down breakfast  /  lunch hot bar at proper time

     the inspection of decks after each meal

  • Check temperatures before serving-hot foods should be 160 degrees and maintained above 140 degrees at all times.
  • Receive orders and package food for “Meals to go “ program
  • Turn “Meals to Go” order papers in to Manager at the end of each week
  • Put leftover food away after breakfast / lunch, making sure it is dated and on correct shelves
  • Slice all veggie meats for deli and sandwich department
  • Work one on one with students-training them in proper methods of work
  • Be responsible to keep the laundry going
  • Oversee the dishwashing
  • Cover For Evening supervisor when she takes her break
  • Keep vegetable prep area sink clean and straighten daily
  • Clean up all work your stations before leaving
  • Rotate work on Sundays, per monthly schedule
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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 necessary.

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

Skills and Aptitude Have a working knowledge of food service operations, and computer skills, demonstrate interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees and students in a team spirit, and be safety conscious with the ability to promote this within the 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.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279  

Cook/Chef Manager - Food Services/Cafe

Department:  Food Service

Hours:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Job Summary:   As a working manager, this position is responsible for leading and directing cooks and student workers, coordinating their efforts for preparation of all hot foods for meals and any additional special orders or evening banquets.           

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary contact person for cooks’ and catering needs
  • Notify the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve operations
  • Practice the best methods of quality preparation for each item on the menu 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 daily for menu and for any special functions
  • Oversee and assist with preparation of Lunch and Supper
  • Oversee delegation of tasks to students and staff to ensure efficient production daily
  • Be alert to the students’ and staff’s attendance and performance.
  • Oversee and help prepare items needed for special functions and ensure prompt execution
  • Organize cooler daily-ensuring all items are labeled and stored correctly
  • Check leftovers and develop plan to implement them into the menu
  • Organize freezer daily, evaluating leftovers and planning when to implement them
  • Plan for the next day – check menu and banquets to determine needs
  • Assist Cafeteria Manager with coaching staff on time management
  • Oversee and lead out in the training of new student workers.
  • Assist Cafeteria Manager with coaching staff on how to manage student workers with on the job training
  • Track cooks’ food waste-be innovative in how to reduce food waste and over production of food
  • Be creative with new menu ideas and implementing special food sales and promotions
  • Work with Cafeteria Manager in establishing standardized recipes
  • Make a monthly days off schedule for all the staff reporting to you
  • Fill in for your staff during absence or make arrangements to cover shift
  • Take your turn and lead out in Sabbath and weekend duty.
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
  • Work closely with Café manager and the Salad supervisor to improve operations of the cafeteria
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned, including modifying schedule to meet the needs of the business 

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: 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, is essential and displays 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 Foodservice 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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279  

Closing Shift Supervisor - Food Services/Deli

Department:  Food Service

Pay Rate:  Grade 3009 $12.96 - $17.88

Hours:  1:00pm - 9:30pm Mon - Thurs, 
             1:00pm - 6:00pm Sunday

Job Summary:     Be a cook / working supervisor, working one on one with training students. Be responsible for the Supper hours – food, cleanliness, service. Customer service is # 1 priority. 

General Duties:

  • Help cook / plan / prepare supper menus / meals
  • Be aware of your student employees attendance and performance (the ones you supervise).
  • 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 done (old in front)
  • Be responsible to keep the laundry going
  • Oversee the dishwashing 
  • Oversee the breaking down of the hot serving deck and salad bar after supper
  • Put leftover food away after supper, making sure it is dated and on correct shelves
  • Check shake machine / turn to standby at closing / clean tray
  • Empty and clean soup containers every evening
  • Check all areas to be sure they are stocked and ready for next shift
  • Make sure all dishes are washed and put away correctly before leaving
  • Make sure floors are swept and mopped every evening / mop buckets emptied
  • Empty garbage cans if needed every evening just before closing
  • 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 Requirement:   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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

Architect Assistant - Architectural Services

Department:  Architectural Services 

Hours:  Regular business hours

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

and other employees in a team spirit.

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 

Patrol Officer - Campus Safety 

Department/School: Campus Safety

Pay Rate:  Grade 3009 $12.96 - $17.88 

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications:
Degree in related field preferred but not required.

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

Must pass criminal background check.

Must have computer skills including familiarity with MS Office.

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

Must possess good organizational skills.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279 


Tempory 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: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279