Student Job Board


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National Student Employee Appreciation Week:  April 9 - 15, 2018

 On-Campus Student Positions

Office Worker

Location:  First Year Experience 

Hours:  8-12 per week during the semester, and 20 hours in summer 

Pay Rate:  Varies depending on grade level and experience


Student performs office work that involves communicating with parents, professors, and other areas of campus.  Student needs to be available in the summer, vacation time is allowable, but working the majority of the summer is required.  Answering phones and basic office skills are required.  

Qualifications: Good customer service skills Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word Good communication, organization, and time-management skills.

Contact Name:  Renita Moore 

Contact Phone:  423.236.2575


Student Librarian

Location:  William G. Dever Research Library 

Hours:  8-10 (per week)

Pay Rate:  Commensurate with class standing (based on Southern's student pay scale)


- Keeping the Dever Research Library clean and pleasant for people to use

- Keeping a record (online and offline) of the books that are purchased throughout the school year

- Keeping a financial record of the books that are purchased throughout the school year

- Understanding the library call number system

- Lifting small-to-medium boxes filled with new book arrivals

- Having an eye for details

- Being able to work


Applicants should be comfortable working independently, possess a spirit of professionalism, and maintain a high level of personal integrity.

Contact Name:  Cherie Lynn Olsen


To Apply:  If interested, please send in a letter indicating the reasons for your interest, your resume, and work schedule.

Museum Worker 

Location:  Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum

Hours:  10-12 (per week)

Pay Rate: Commensurate with class standing (based on Southern's student pay scale)

Duties would include:

  • Keeping the museum's interactive features in working order.
  • Writing and managing web content for the museum website via OuCampus software.
  • Assisting with the installation and removal of exhibit materials.
  • Attending museum lectures and helping with various needs (such as picking up convocation cards and  making attendance sheets).
  • Distributing museum materials around campus to highlight upcoming events.
  • Working on miscellaneous museum-related and/or excavation-related projects for the museum coordinator, museum curator, and docent coordinator.
  • Maintaining museum facilities through vacuuming, dusting, cleaning displays, emptying trash, and recording daily hygrometer readings.


  • Applicants should possess the ability to communicate effectively through writing, comfort with working independently, willingness to tackle new tasks, a spirit of professionalism, and maintenance of a high level of personal integrity.

Contact Name:  Cherie Lynn Olsen

Contact Office:  423.236.2027


Child Care - Temporary  

Location:  Hulsey Wellness Center

Hours:  Monday - Friday - 8am to 11am and Monday - Thursday 3pm to 6pm.

Pay Rate:  TBD

Description: Supervise children of members and clean the Child Care room.

Qualifications: Enjoys children, tactful, dependable and prompt.

Contact Name: Don Mathis

Contact Phone:  423.236.2596



Location:  Talge

Hours:  Must work 2 hours a day Monday through Friday between 9am and 5 pm and Four hours every other Sunday beginning at 10 am.

Pay Rate:  TBD

Description:  Clean an assigned area of Talge Hall, may include toilets, showers, sweep & mop floors or stairs, kitchens, laundry rooms, vacuuming, windows, take out trash, etc.

Qualifications:  Male (this is the mens residence hall), available 2 consecutive hours between 9 am and
5 pm every day Monday through Friday.  Must be reliable and punctual. 

Contact Name:  Carol Plank

Contact Phone:  423.243.7088

How to Apply:   Please stop by 2120 Talge Hall for an application 

Call Center Representative

Location:  Advancement

Hours:  Each caller is required to work a minimum of 2 shifts (a total of about 7 hours)

Pay Rate:  Rate is based on your class standing (standard on-campus pay scale) with opportunities for bonuses and raises at the end of each semester.

Description:   The Call Center is so much more than earning a paycheck. In this position you will have the opportunity to make an impact on so many lives including your own. You may be nervous or unsure about applying for a fundraising job, but don't dismiss it unitl you've learned a little more.  

How you impact others:  

You will be calling alumni and donors of Southern Adventist University. In each call, you will have three main objectives:

  1. Build a connection and relationship with the person
  2. Reconnect that individual back to what's happening on Southern's campus, and 
  3. Give that person the opportunity to give back.  

How your own life will be impacted:  

1. Develop communication skills like you never knew you could (something that is invaluable, no matter your major or career path)

  1. Learn how to have a conversation with anyone and feel comfortable
  2. Learn how to be an active listener
  3. Learn the art of being assertive without being pushy
  4. Have a strong reference for your resume
  5. Network with wonderful alumni and donors (we often have callers stay in touch with people they met on the phone)
  6. Make a diverse group of friends of all ethnicities, majors, and backgrounds, and by the end of the semester feel like they are your family
  7. Experience God in a totally new avenue through nightly worships and in your nightly conversations
  8. You learn perseverance and patience, as well as the value of courage and stepping outside of your comfort zone

Quaifications:  This job is all about learning and growing! Most students that are hired learn the necessary skill set while on the job during our training sessions.  So, if are you are concerned that you aren't qualified, don't let that stop you from applying.  Our goal is to train and prepare each of our workers with the skills they need to excel.  Here are some qualities we are looking for in future callers:

1. Open to challenge and growth

  1. Motivated and committed
  2. Well-spoken
  3. Passionate
  4. Open-minded
  5. Positive


Other:  Apply at


Location:  Service Department

Hours:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. and Monday thru Thursday evenings 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m  Sundays are mandatory 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Pay Rate:  Based on SAU student employee pay scale

Description:  Janitorial duties of classroom buildings, Library, Administration building, etc. 

Qualifications: Must be able to lift up to 25lbs., walk, go up and down steps, bend over, reach above your head. Must be able to use cleaning chemicals, sweep, mop, vacuum floors and clean bathrooms. Must be self-motivated. 

Contact Name:  Bernetta Shockley 

Office Phone:  423.236.2717


Other:  Please go to your booklist and email me a copy of your class schedule. Its the one with your photo on it.


Department:  Campus Shop


Monday: 1-2:30

Tuesday: 2-3:30

Wednesday: 1-5:30  

Pay Rate: TBD

Description: Includes but is not limited to providing customer service, processing transactions, cleaning, pricing and stocking merchandise.

Qualifications: Applicants need to have basic computer competency, must be dependable, honest, and be willing and able to follow directions, detail oriented, work independently, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Contact Name:  Danita Payne


Other: To apply please email your resume, current class schedule and three employer references with contact information. 

Engage Coordinator 

Department:  Admissions

Hours:  15 hours a week

Pay Rate: According to SAU student pay scale

Description: Scheduling and Coordinating trips for the Engage Team. Managing current trips through out the year.

Qualifications: Excellent time management and communication skills. Must have a back ground in music or leadership.

Contact Name:  Zach McDonanld


Contact Phone:  423.236.2570

Short Term Office Assistant  

Department:  Global Community Development

Hours:  TBD - February 13 - May 2, 2018

Pay Rate: TBD

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with editing and research for journal essay
  • Light grading and research
  • Complete draft of policy manuals
  • Manage receipts
  • Front desk presence
  • Filing
  • Administrative tasks as assigned 

Qualification requirements:

  • Current GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite and Internet navigation
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Independent working and problem-solving skills

Contact Name:  Karon Powell

Contact Phone:  423.236.2070


Morning Food Prep 

Department:  Village Market Deli

Hours:  Starting at 6:00 am  M. W. F Closing M, W, F 5pm or 6pm to 8pm approximately.

Pay Rate:  According to SAU student employment wage scale.


  • Help get breakfast ready
  • Close after supper hours are over


  • Must be dependable and adhere to work schedule at all times.

Contact Name:  Shirley Menhennett

Contact Phone:  423.236.2310


Studio Production Asst.  

Department:  Journalism

Hours: Thursdays 3:00-5:30  

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Description:   Studio production assistants operate studio cameras, teleprompter, sound board and video switcher.

Qualifications:  Prefer audio-video experience

Contact Name:  Stephen Ruf

Office Phone:  423.236.2761


First Year Student Mentor 

Department:  First Year Experience

Hours:   TBD

Pay Rate:  TBD

Description: Help acclimate first year students to the campus, provide academic support, facilitate social connections, and be available to answer any questions and familiarize them to services provided on campus and in the community.

Qualifications: GPA 3.0 or above. Committed and responsible citizen on campus. Have good listening and interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.

Needs to be on campus for training August 12, 2018 at 1 PM

Contact Name:  Renita Moore

Office Phone:  423.236.2575


First Year Adviser (FYA)

Department: SSC/Retention & First Year Advising

Hours: 10-20 hours a week

Pay Rate: $10.00/hr


- Manage assigned call list

- Call/email new students to offer services

- Answer incoming calls/messages

- Assist with registering for classes

- Connect students to appropriate services/resources

- Maintain up to date documentation

- Connect students with assigned advisor/school/department if possible

- Regular communication with various departments on campus to ensure the best experience for students


- Graduate student ONLY

- Undergraduate degree from Southern

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Customer service minded

- Familiar with campus resources

- Organized, self-starter, critical thinker

- Work efficiently alone and with a team

- Proficient documentation

- Leadership qualities

- Ability to connect with students over the phone

- Proficient with MS Office with ability to learn other programs

We need to hire one FYA to begin March 12 and 3-4 others to begin in May

To Apply: Please email your resume to:

Regina Bailey

Exploring Physics TA 

Department:  Physics and Engineering

Hours:  Generally about 7+ hours per week


  • Work alongside the professor in Exploring Physics, an introductory, directed-inquiry course.
  • Help students make their own hypotheses and discoveries, gently steering them back on track at intervals as needed.
  • Assist with equipment setup and run through experiments in preparation for class


  • At least a letter grade of B in University Physics, General Physics, or Exploring Physics preferred, candidates with a strong performance in high school physics will be considered.  Preference given to Physics or Engineering majors.
  • Have good written and oral communication skills
  • Must be physically present for class: Tues 9:30 – 11:50, Thurs 9:30 – 10:45

Contact Names:  Chris Hansen

How to Apply:  For more information, contact Dr. Caviness To apply, send an electronic letter stating your qualifications and professional interest in this position to Dr. Caviness. 

Food Service

Department: Food Services - Various Departments

Description: Food service still has a few shifts available in the cafeteria. Come join our amazing team and learn life skills that will pay huge returns in your future. See any cafeteria staff member for more information.

Qualifications: On the job training

Contact Name: Sarah Bonet

Contact Phone: 423.236.2767


Landscape Workers  

Department:  Landscape

Pay Rate:   According to class standing and experience with a continuous service rate increase after two semesters. A bonus is possible at the end of each completed semester for individual work performance.

Hours:  Our shifts are Monday-Thursday, 8-12 and 1-5, and Friday, 8-12. A minimum of two hours per shift is required.

Contact Name:  Mark Antone

Contact Phone:  423.236.2747

Description:  Jobs may include mowing, weeding, weed eating, planting, mulching, and general landscape jobs.

Qualifications:  Enjoy working outside in the fresh air and sunshine! A knowledge of landscape work is a plus, but not a requirement. A good driving record is a requirement.

Contact Name:  Mark Antone

Contact Phone:   423.236.2747

Other: Please come to the Landscape Office on Park Lane and fill out an application.

Short-term, short-notice work

Description: If you are available for short-term, short-notice work, then Human Resources would like to speak with you.

Periodically, departments on campus have large projects that require extra help, either because the project comes in at the last minute or because it is a busy time of year and they need an extra person. While these projects will not turn into a part-time job, or last long, Human Resources would like to have a list of available workers on hand for the departments to contact. Students who are interested can sign up in Human Resources and be notified via email when a department has a job starting in a day or two and lasting no more than two weeks.

1) Sign up for the email list (and complete required paperwork) in Human Resources.

2) Check your email and respond to opportunities you're interested in/available for/qualified to do.

3) Departments will fill their needs on a first-come, first-serve basis.

4) Jobs will start with little notice and last for no more than two weeks at a time.

This will not be a placement list, so signing up for this service will not find you a regular student job on campus. This is only an opportunity to be available for work here and there, on a very short-term basis. You must be registered for classes at Southern to be on this list.

Contact Info: Stop by Human Resources to sign up


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