Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Teaching Faculty - Physics & Engineering

Location: School of Physics & Engineering

Duties and Responsibility:

  • Teach undergraduate courses and/or labs.
  • Provide academic advice to assigned student advisees.
  • Oversee student research projects.
  • Collaborate with chair and colleagues on on-going curriculum development.
  • Serve on University committees and other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in professional development activities and in service to the university, community, and the profession.

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate degree in physics or closely related field, required
  • Commitment to the integration of faith and learning
  • Teaching experience and record/evidence of potential for scholarly activity, preferred
  • Experience with e-learning, preferred

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate computers and other standard office equipment.

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

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

To Apply: Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and (upon request) three references to:

Ken Caviness, Department of Physics & Engineering
Southern Adventist University 
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

Contact Email: caviness@southern.edu

Teaching Faculty - School of Social Work

Location: School of Social Work

Duties and Responsibility:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses with a focus on generalist social work practice.
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Participate in service to the university, community, and the social work profession.

Qualifications:

  • Earned master's degree in social work, required
  • Earned doctorate degree in social work, preferred
  • Experience with and commitment to e-learning
  • Commitment to the integration of faith and social work practice
  • Teaching experience preferred

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

To Apply: Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references to:

Kristie Wilder, School of Social Work 
Southern Adventist University 
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

Contact Email: kwilder@southern.edu

Associate Director 

Location: Center for Teaching Excellence and Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning

Job Summary: The Associate Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning is tasked with supporting the Director in upholding the mission, vision, concepts, and goals of the Center; fostering the overall professional development of faculty members across the University; serving as a leader in the identification and/or development of research-based biblical foundation courses using an Adventist Biblical Christian worldview as well as the latest university-level research; developing policies and procedures for supporting new faculty during New Professor Orientation and with the New Faculty Mentoring program; encouraging the implementation of best practices for traditional, online, and blended education; coordinating on-campus professional development for faculty; and representing Southern Adventist University by presenting and sharing resources with the Adventist educational community at large. 

Typical Duties and Responsibility:

  • Focusing on the intentional incorporation of Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning with an Adventist biblical Christian worldview within the courses taught by all professors.
  • Collaborating among university personnel: McKee Library, Southern Online Campus, and Information Systems to support Faculty Development in all areas.
  • Assist with planning, facilitating, and evaluating: Faculty Showcases, Teach³, New Professor Orientation, Summer Institutes, and presentations as requested by various university schools and departments.
  • Assist with the implementation of a New Faculty Mentoring Program, including training and supporting Faculty Mentors selected to mentor new faculty.
  • Assist faculty from individual content disciplines with providing confidential coaching consultations regarding the teaching process and the incorporation of learning experiences from a Biblical Foundation and Adventist biblical Christian worldview.
  • Perform all other reasonable university-related functions as assigned by the Director to support the mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning.
  • Assist faculty in choosing instructional technology appropriate to their courses for quality face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.

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

Education and Experience:

  • PhD required with experience as a university professor; established reputation for teaching excellence
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Professional development coordination experience
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the complex issues involved in designing or redesigning university courses based on research-based best practices
  • Deep understanding and commitment to designing courses around concepts correlated with a Biblical Foundation and Adventist biblical Christian worldview

Qualifications:

  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Have well developed computer skills
  • Have web design skills/experience
  • Be a self-starter and be able to work without supervision
  • Must possess good organizational skills
  • Display exemplary professional behavior, as evidence of punctuality, dress, decorum, and confidentiality

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/university conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort.
  • Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to:

Cynthia Gettys

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: cgettys@southern.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Spanish Adjunct - Modern Languages

Location: Modern Languages Department

Job Summary: The Modern Languages Department is seeking a qualified individual to bring academic and professional excellence to the department. The candidate must be able to teach Spanish classes at both the elementary and intermediate levels, be comfortable with technology, and using the Polycom video conferencing system.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Spanish or related field with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Spanish at the graduate level. Minimum 1+ year teaching experience required.

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to:
Adrienne Royo, Chair
aroyo@southern.edu
SAU Modern Languages Department
PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315

Salaried Staff

Graduate Dean - Academic Administration

Location: Academic Administration

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job Summary: The Dean of Graduate Studies assumes a leadership role in all aspects of graduate education and provides academic, administrative, and strategic direction to Graduate Studies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees graduate programs to ensure academic rigor and quality
  • Manages and supervises the Graduate Studies Office and staff
  • Supervises the overall graduate admissions and registration process
  • Maintains the budget for the Office of Graduate Studies
  • Chairs Graduate Council in the development of University Graduate Studies policy and approval of graduate curricula
  • Supports the implementation of newly approved graduate programs
  • Works with the development office to support fundraising efforts for graduate studies as necessary
  • Serves an ex officio member or chairs the following university-level committees and working groups: Administrative Council, Deans and Chairs Advisory, Expanded Cabinet, Financial Statement Review, Graduate Council, Off-Campus Programs, Strategic Planning and Budgeting, Undergraduate Council, University Assembly
  • Oversees development and implementation of Graduate Assistant (GA) policies and provides leadership for GA development and graduate teaching programs
  • Develops graduate student enrollment plans consistent with the university’s strategic plan
  • Oversees the graduate student grievance process and discipline processes
  • Provides oversight for recruitment of graduate students, including promotion of the campus and its graduate programs
  • Other duties as assigned

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

Qualifications: Doctoral degree. Minimum five years of successful full-time graduate teaching experience at the higher education level. Ability to effectively chair meetings and lead groups.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 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 curriculum vitae to:

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Website Development Manager - Marketing and University Relations

Location: Marketing and University Relations

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Website Development Manager works closely with the Director of Marketing and University Relations to create and implement the strategy and goals for the university website, digital advertising, and social media efforts. As a full stack developer, this position requires a high level of website design and development proficiency. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop compelling website features, including front-end programming of designed elements and template implementation in the university content management system
  • Work to refine the overall look and feel of the university website and shape its strategic development and creative direction
  • Ensure university website successfully incorporates Southern’s key messages, brand, and visual identity
  • Evaluate and implements innovative ideas and technologies for the university website and other interactive media
  • Coordinate periodic usability and accuracy improvements for the website and maintain knowledge of the university’s website update needs
  • Collaborate with Information Technology for web server maintenance and app development
  • Evaluate and refine existing web workflow processes, as necessary, to ensure best practices
  • Hire, supervise, and mentor student web developers
  • Proactively develop campaigns to improve perceptions of the university
  • Contract with freelancers to assist with workflow when necessary
  • Provide support to university content developers
  • Perform special assignments as requested

Qualifications: 

  • The ability to design the overall architecture of the university website as well as maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of web applications
  • Proven organization skills and the ability to maintain code integrity
  • Experience working with graphic designers and converting designs to visual elements
  • Understanding and implementation of security and data protection regarding personal data.
  • Proficient experience with back-end (PHP, node.js) programming languages
  • Highly experienced using advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks such AngularJS and Vue
  • Development experience for both mobile and desktop
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Familiar marketing analytics tools such as Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics
  • Understanding of distributed services such as AWS, KeyCDN
  • Proficient with Linux server software (Ngnix, Apache)
  • Excellent teamwork skills with the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline-driven office and to work in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and external public.
  • Ability to solve problems and resolve issues while enhancing the university’s reputation through world-class customer service.

Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ and the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Seventh-day Adventist 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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Hourly Staff

Part-time Student Liaison - Food Services/Cafe

Location: Cafeteria

Hours: Part-time, hourly 

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99/hr.

Job Summary: Primary responsibility of overseeing student hiring, scheduling, placement, and onboarding process within Foodservices and assisting the directors with other Foodservice tasks as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Interview, hire, and schedule student employees in the Cafeteria and Deli, utilizing recruiting resources and qualified applicants to assist other venues with their labor needs also
  • Assist staff in onboarding new students to facilitate the training process
  • Ensure students are following the Health Department and Foodservice regulations
  • Motivate, counsel, and collaborate with Cafeteria Manager to discipline student employees when necessary
  • Set-up and execute catered meals during breakfast and lunch in the Presidential Banquet Room
  • Help in setting up and catering other special functions as needed
  • Create, promote, and maintain a social media campaign to promote Foodservices and its events on campus
  • Assist  directors with various Foodservice functions as deemed necessary for the success of the department
  • Assist in keeping Banquet Rooms and storage rooms clean at all times
  • 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. And be able to have a good rapport with employees, especially students.

Education and Experience: 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, self-driven, positive attitude, high integrity, able to encourage others in productivity and cooperation.

Skills and Aptitudes: Must have a working knowledge of food service operations and at least beginner computer skills.  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees with a team spirit and the ability to interact appropriately with campus personnel.  Strong focus on health and safety codes in regards to food handling and production.

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, 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

Housekeeping Supervisor - Thatcher Hall

Location: Thatcher Hall

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99/hr.

Job Summary:  The Director of Housekeeping supervises the activities of approximately 40 student workers and one part-time employee in the housekeeping of Thatcher Hall and Thatcher South and performs and arranges for maintenance needs to be met.   

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Insures the residence hall is clean and well-maintained
  • Interacts with Plant Services for major maintenance projects
  • Schedules outside contractors for upkeep of porches and exterior windows
  • Coordinates purchases of supplies through the Service Department
  • Coordinates with Director of Residence Life when new items are needed and when equipment and furnishings need replacing
  • Communicates directly with parents and students as needed
  • Provides recycling services
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

Qualifications:   High school diploma or equivalent. Two to five years supervising employees. The 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

Alarm Technician - Plant Services

Location: Plant Services

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $18.49 - $23.49/hr. 

Job Summary: Installs, maintains, and repairs fire alarm systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installs alarm systems for existing buildings as approved
  • Coordinates with project managers for installation of alarm systems in renovations and new construction
  • Repairs alarm systems as reported in Taskmaster or by other means
  • Assists with yearly system testing
  • Organizes, orders, and maintains appropriate quantity of replacement parts
  • Assists electricians as directed by supervisor
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assign

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

Qualifications:  Must have training in fire alarm systems. Must be capable of reading fire alarm circuit plans. Computer skills required. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record.

Education and Experience:  Minimum of a high school diploma required. Fire alarm tech certification required. NICET certification is a plus. Minimum of three years of experience as an alarm technician. EST-3 fire alarm experience is a plus.

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

Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, reaching overhead, climbing extension and step ladders, and driving university vehicles. May require lifting up to 75 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to work with electrician’s tools for low voltage wiring. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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 alarm devices. May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or on holidays for work needs.  

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

HVAC Lead Master Technician - Plant Services

Location: Plant Services

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $18.49 - $23.49/hr.

Job Summary: The HVAC Technician will install, trouble-shoot, repair and perform preventive maintenance on central heat and air systems, water source heat pump systems, PTAC’s, chillers, boilers, freezers, ice machines, and other refrigeration. Other jobs as assigned relate to the maintenance, renovation, and construction of campus facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates priorities and provides support for HVAC Master Technician and HVAC Technician
  • Operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs, as required, building HVAC/R equipment consistent with manufacturer’s guidelines, operating design parameters, and accepted practices to optimize energy use
  • Installs HVAC/R units, including electronic, electrical, and mechanical components, connections, ductwork including flexible tubing and sheet metal construction
  • Troubleshoots and repairs HVAC/R units including electronic, electrical, and mechanical components and connections
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs computerized electronic, pneumatic, and direct digital control (DDC) devices related to HVAC/R control
  • Maintains and makes operating repairs on electrical equipment and appliances, on oil and gas equipment, on refrigerators / freezers and ice makers, and on other refrigeration equipment
  • Operates and keeps in good working order a variety of equipment including hand tools, mobile electronic devices, measuring/diagnostic/testing meters and instruments
  • Conserves, installs, recycles, and reclaims refrigerants and records use
  • Reads and interprets complex blueprints, sketches, schematics, and wiring diagrams
  • Performs brazing, silver and lead soldering, pipefitting, welding and fabrication as required
  • Performs assigned daily work as well as all other reasonably business-related functions

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

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Possess current documentation indicating current successful completion of formal training classes or programs and be able to exhibit acceptable life experiences in HVAC/R work and possess EPA Universal/R410A license
  • Must have the ability to follow both verbal and written directions in English; the ability to interact with students, faculty, administration, and staff in a professional and positive manner; and the ability to read and understand OSHA guidelines such as Material Safety Data Sheets, equipment safety data plates, fuel/chemical flash points, etc.
  • A minimum of five years of service in the trade
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret schematics, wiring diagrams, blueprints, and sequence of operations to diagnose proper operation of campus HVAC/R equipment.
  • Must have the ability to recover, recycle, and reclaim refrigerants adhering to HVAC/R industry standards, specifications, and protocols
  • Must have the ability to record all refrigerant loss/charge amounts and manufacturer information on work orders, when servicing campus HVAC/R equipment
  • Must have the ability to perform preventative maintenance on all campus HVAC/R equipment using the campus work order system, visual inspection, verbal or written instruction, etc.
  • Must have the ability to properly lubricate, repair, replace, and align both direct and indirect mechanical drive components for all campus HVAC/R equipment
  • Must have the ability to verify and diagnose proper operation of chilled/heating water hydronic generation equipment such as Centrifugal, Screw, Scroll, and Reciprocating Chillers, Gas and Oil fired boilers, and central heating/cooling air distribution systems
  • Must be proficient at a variety of applications implemented throughout the campus such as: direct digital control, pneumatic, electro-pneumatic, electronic, electric, and electro-mechanical controls
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, and be able to operate boom/man lifts, scissor lifts, and material lifts

Education and Experience:  Certification for refrigeration and HVAC Universal preferred. A minimum of a high school diploma with college or trade school education preferred. Also a minimum of five years of experience as a heating/air conditioning and refrigeration specialist with varied experience in maintenance tasks is preferred. 

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

Physical Demands:   Requires sitting, standing, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, operating heavy equipment including forklifts, working in enclosed spaces and lifting up to 100 pounds. Job requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:   Working conditions may present abnormal temperatures (on roof tops) and/or humidity. Work areas are normally well ventilated and lit, but a portable light and fan may be necessary. May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or holidays for work needs.

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 Services/Cafe

Location: Cafeteria

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99/hr

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

Duties and General 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 and/or equipment is put away properly after meal period
  • Prepare items needed for special functions and make sure they are ready on time
  • Set up decks for meal, making sure it is ready on time for workers (35 minutes before meal time starts)
  • Receive and check in any deliveries during your meal period
  • Clean coolers, work area, and decks to maintain a sanitary work environment
  • Assist in the training of new workers
  • Take your turn and lead out in Sabbath and weekend duty
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

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

Location: KR's Place

Hours: Part-time, hourly, 6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

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, and 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 and 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 second 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 and the teachings and mission of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a Seventh-day Adventist church member in good and regular standing. Able to have a good rapport with students, staff, and 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

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 and the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and be a Seventh-day Adventist 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 five-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