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Faculty Positions

Location: School of Visual Art and Design

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job SummarySouthern Adventist University’s School of Visual Art and Design seeks full-time professor of film production to teach cinematography, lighting, sound design, documentary directing, and producing.

QualificationsM.F.A. in film production and current teaching experience preferred. Deep understanding of visual storytelling, industry experience, advanced technical skill, and an exemplary portfolio are requisite. Mutual respect, candor, complimentary intellect, and virtuous motivation are of the highest value.

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

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), portfolio samples, and at least three references to Randy Craven, School of Visual Art and Design, Southern Adventist University, P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Location: School of Education/Psychology

Hours:
Full-time, salary

Job Summary:
Full-time teaching position in the area of Counseling.

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program is required.
  • Doctoral degrees in clinical or counseling psychology from APA-accredited program could be considered if applicant has been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • Additional requirements include but are not limited to 3+ years’ experience in clinical practice
  • licensed or eligible for licensure in state of residence
  • minimum of 2-year teaching experience at the graduate level with preference toward those with experience in face-to-face and hybrid learning environments
  • experience in clinical supervision at the master’s or doctoral level.
Special Requirements: The successful applicant must be a member in regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

*Applicants who need the option to work remotely will be considered.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit cover letters and curriculum vitae to:

Tammy Overstreet, Ph.D., Dean, P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315,
toverstreet@southern.edu, (423) 236-2444.

Location: Biology/Allied Health Department

Hours: Beginning Fall 2021, Full-time, salary

Job Summary: Desire Adventist biologist holding a short-term interpretation of creation and committed to involvement with undergraduate students in the classroom as well as guiding independent student research projects when appropriate. 

Qualifications: Prefer biology PhD who will teach upper and lower division courses and labs with heavy weighting on Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

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

To Apply:

Send CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 references to: 

Keith Snyder, Biology Search Committee Chair, Southern Adventist University, Box 370, Collegedale, TN  37315;
Phone:  423-236-2929;
FAX: 423-236-1926;
email:  kasnyder@southern.edu.

Location:School of Business

Hours:
Full-time, Salary


Job Description: The School of Business is seeking a full-time teaching faculty member in the area of finance and economics beginning Fall 2021 for face-to-face classroom instruction. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate degree in Economics or Finance. Ideal candidates will be current and articulate regarding market trends, movements, and changes; active experience in securities investments; proficiency, creativity, and/or interest in the incorporation of finance-related technology in the classroom; commitment to student learning outside the classroom. Ideal candidates will be committed to guiding and nurturing advisees/students in their spiritual journey of discovering and pursuing God’s calling. 

Qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate degree in Economics (with >=18 hours in Finance) or Finance (with >=18 hours in Economics).
  • Current and articulate regarding market trends, movements, and changes.
  • Active experience in securities investments.
  • Commitment to student learning outside the classroom.
  • Proficiency in finance-related technology and willingness to achieve creative classroom integration preferred.

Duties:

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Serve as sponsor/co-sponsor of the student investment team
  • Nurture student’s spiritual and professional growth
  • Provide academic advising
  • Develop course materials
  • Serve on departmental and university committees
  • Positively contribute to scholarly and professional engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

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

Experience: Minimum of 3+ years of professional experience or 3+ years of teaching experience; graduate level teaching experience preferred.

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), portfolio samples; and three references to Stephanie Sheehan.

Email: ssheehan@southern.edu

Stephanie Sheehan, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

Location:School of Education and Psychology

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Faculty member will be responsible to teach classes in both undergraduate and graduate education.  In addition, the successful applicant will participate in academic advisement of education majors, and the responsibilities of the department including CAEP, NAD, and state accreditation processes.

Qualifications:  

  • Hold an earned doctoral degree in education, preferably in literacy/reading, but with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in literacy education
  • Have 3+ years of experience teaching (preferably recent) in a K-12 setting within the United States and come highly recommended as a K-12 educator
  • Be capable of teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate education courses
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Be a team player with written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess a high degree of technological proficiency, capable of using Google Suite, databases, and university platforms used to track student recruitment and progress

Duties:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate education courses
  • Advise  and mentor students (academic, spiritual, and career)
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders at public and private schools
  • Contribute to accreditation work for CAEP, the state of Tennessee, and the North American Division of SDAs
  • Sponsor student clubs, tours/trips, and special projects
  • Nurture a culture of collaboration within the School of Education & Psychology and across the university
  • Participate in department and university committees
  • Other duties as assigned

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

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.

 
Letters of introduction and curriculum vitae should be sent to:

Tammy Overstreet, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education & Psychology

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN  37315

toverstreet@southern.edu (preferred)

(423) 236-2444


Location: School of Social Work

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The School of Social Work is seeking a creative and motivated faculty to serve as the MSW Program Director beginning January/June 2022.

This is a 12-month faculty position with reduced teaching load to allow for the administration of the MSW Program. The MSW Program Director oversees all aspects of the Program and works closely with the School of Social Work (SOSW) Dean and faculty to ensure the Master of Social Work program offers high quality education that prepares future social workers for their professional careers. The MSW Program Director is responsible for setting the program vision in alignment with the SOSW’s mission and values, continuing to increase the diversity of our MSW student population, maintaining MSW enrollments at established enrollment targets, fostering a culture that is conducive to student retention and success, and seeking innovations for MSW programming. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching clinical content (e.g. Advanced Clinical Practice, Clinical Diagnosing and Psychopathology) and/or graduate-level elective courses focusing on populations, topics, or intervention strategies. Courses will be taught hybrid and/or on-line.

The appointment will be at a level commensurate with a candidate's experience. Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about teaching social work competencies by providing exceptional quality instruction.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Provide oversight and leadership of the MSW Program.
  • Act as the lead MSW advisor, making advising assignments, overseeing continuous review of student policy compliance and degree progression.
  • Lead the ongoing accreditation process with CSWE, including continuous review and assessment of the program to ensure compliance with CSWE accreditation standards, and overseeing implementation of a student assessment plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Working with the SOSW Dean to provide curriculum development, monitoring, and oversight.
  • Coordinate with Records Office and plan for Academic year schedule.
  • Teach core graduate social work courses and electives.
  • Develop, revise, and oversee policies for the MSW program.
  • Work in partnership with MSW faculty to utilize evaluation information and develop or revise curriculum and/or training opportunities
  • Oversee and participate in student recruitment efforts and manage the admissions process, including meeting with prospective students, conducting information sessions, making admission decisions, and orientation of incoming students.
  • Plan different activities for in-person and online students and campus that promote community building and socialization to the profession.
  • Provide outreach to students via social media and other platforms as needed to create community and provide support.
  • Support alumni relations
  • Oversee the procedures related to MSW advanced program completion (i.e., portfolio, etc.)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to develop professionally as a teacher, scholar, and practitioner.
  • Participate on committees at the School of Social Work and University level.
  • Supervise revision of the MSW catalog and other university publications for purposes of marketing, communication, and outreach.
  • Coordinate MSW Team meetings and decision-making processes;
  • Recruit, hire, orient, and evaluate MSW adjunct faculty as needed;
  • Evaluate the performance of MSW adjunct faculty as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds in higher education;
  • Knowledge of and experience with social justice activities to enhance already established program focus;
  • Demonstrated ability to model social work professional values and ethics, and to work effectively with colleagues;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and administration
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  • Strong verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated teamwork, self-motivation, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in academia;
  • Vision, energy, and creativity to lead the program;
  • Experience with student assessment and/or program evaluation;
  • Experience with CSWE accreditation processes;
  • Comfort with use of technology especially as it relates to communications and innovative online teaching.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited institution
  • Two (2) years of post-MSW practice experience AND a Doctoral Degree in Social Work or related disciplines required.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensure OR clinical work experience under supervision.
  • Minimum: Five years post-MSW experience.
  • Minimum: Three to five years' experience with supervisory and/or administrative roles or functions.
  • Experience in online teaching and student engagement.
  • Minimum: Three to five years' experience with supervisory and/or administrative roles, working collaboratively in higher education setting. 
  • Established record of working effectively with diverse student populations in higher education.
Special Requirement: Applicants must be willing to support the mission and core values of Southern Adventist University and be a member in good standing in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

To Apply: Submit the following documents to Dr. Laura Racovita, Dean of the School of Social Work, Southern Adventist University, racovita@southern.edu:

  • Letter of interest summarizing qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy (Minimally the statement should address the candidate’s beliefs and assumptions regarding teaching and learning in the context of Seventh-Day Adventist social work graduate education. It should include the candidate’s ideas regarding being an effective professor and professional development philosophy)
  • Three professional letters of reference (e.g., current or former supervisor, colleague, a mentor)

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Location: English Department

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: Southern Adventist University seeks an English professor  to teach a range of courses that may include first-year writing, literature (e.g., Biblical literature, the literature of marginalized voices, Ancient and Modern Western Literature, and/or American and British literature), and creative, professional, or technical writing; specialization and professional experience in Creative Writing desired. Target date for appointment is January 1, 2022.

Competencies:

  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Strong student advocate who supports the learning and success of students from culturally diverse backgrounds in higher education
  • Commitment to Biblical integration in and out of the classroom
  • Emotionally literate
  • Attitude of servant leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing, and collaborative skills
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to changing procedures and methods
  • Professional attitude about work
  • Ability to foster a positive and productive work environment with the skill to lead, develop, empower, and motivate people and teams
  • Innovative, strategic thinking skills with the capability to implement goals
  • Proven experience in solving complex problems
  • Aptitude for mediating difficult situations
  • Skills to communicate effectively in a variety of modes and mediums
  • Facility to read, write, and speak English fluently

Qualifications:

  • PhD in English or MFA in Creative Writing preferred; Master’s degree in the discipline (e.g., English, Composition and Rhetoric, Professional Writing, Technical Writing) required
  • Significant experience teaching literature or writing (secondary and/or college level)
  • Experience teaching first year writing

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

Cognitive and Physical Requirements:

  • Memory, reading, reasoning, analyzing, logic, and verbal and communication are essential requirements of the position
  • Additionally, this job operates in an office and classroom setting, which routinely requires the use/assisted-use of office and classroom equipment such as computers, projectors, phones, photocopiers, and more

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and teach four courses per semester (total of 12 credit hours) plus one summer course (3 credit hours)
  • Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance records)
  • Participate in up to 2-3 committees on campus as requested
  • Advise English majors, assisting students in making plans for timely degree completion
  • Participate in student/club/program/Southern activities on the weekend as scheduled throughout the year
  • Participate in all English Department activities, such as department meetings, evening social gatherings, and celebrations as assigned by the English Department Chair
  • Maintain competency in the field through professional development
  • Maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position
  • Take on additional duties as needed

Application: Send (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement harmonizing the disciplinary content with the Seventh-day Adventist worldview, and (4) three letters of reference (describing the teaching, scholarship, and collegiality of the candidate) to the chair of the department, Dr. Keely Tary, ktary@southern.edu. Submission of materials as a PDF is preferred. Consideration of submitted materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Location:School of Education and Psychology

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary:  The Faculty member will be responsible to teach classes in the undergraduate psychology program.  The ideal candidate would be proficient in the area of Research Methods and Applied Statistics for the Social Sciences. In addition, the successful applicant will participate in academic advisement of psychology majors, and other responsibilities of the department.

Qualifications:   

  • Hold an earned doctoral degree in psychology or a related field with a preferred emphasis in research and measurement
  • Have 3+ years experience in applied, clinical, or teaching psychology.
  • Possess a high degree of technological proficiency, capable of using Google Suite, databases, and university platforms used to track student recruitment and progress
  • Initiate and maintain an active research agenda

Duties:

  • Teach undergraduate psychology courses
  • Advise  and mentor students in the areas of academic, spiritual, and career development
  • Sponsor student clubs, tours/trips, and special projects
  • Nurture a culture of collaboration within the School of Education & Psychology and across the university
  • Participate in department and university committees
  • Other duties as assigned

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

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.

Letters of introduction and curriculum vitae should be sent to:

Tammy Overstreet, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education & Psychology

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN  37315

toverstreet@southern.edu (preferred)

(423) 236-2444

Location:School of Physical Education, Health and Wellness

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary:
Teach Physical Education Classes

  •  Teach Physical Education Activity classes
    • Badminton
    • Volleyball
    • Weight Training
    • Basic Gymnastics
  • Teach Physical Education Theory classes
    • Pro-act Volleyball
    • Badminton
    • Gymnastics
  • Coach the Gym-Masters 
    • Performance acrobatic tumbling team.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan for the classes that are requested to Instruct – instruct the students and then evaluate their learning.
  • Plan and coach 50 gymnasts for performances that encourage making positive lifestyle choices.
  • Oversee the gym-kids program that services the community (200 students).  Responsibility requires finding a coach to oversee the program and helping to find and teach student coaches to in the art of teaching children’s gymnastics.

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. 

Qualifications: Masters degree in Physical education and have Gymnastic coaching experience

Job Demands: Be able to lift and spot gymnasts who weigh up to 200 pounds. Set up and take down gymnastic and sports equipment.

Working Conditions: Most classes are indoors in climate-controlled environment. At time be able to share facility space. Be able to work within a staff of 10-12 Physical Education Professionals.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Mathematics Department

Hours: Beginning Fall 2022, Full-time, salary

Job Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible to teach classes at all levels of undergraduate mathematics. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in academic advisement of mathematics majors.

Typical Duties: 

  • Appropriately integrate Christian faith and biblical principles as reflected in Seventh-day Adventist beliefs in course content and by personal
  • Teach a schedule of classes agreed upon by the faculty member, school dean/department chair.
  • Prepare syllabi for all classes taught, and submit syllabi to the school dean/department chair each
  • Write, publish, and administer an attendance policy for all classes
  • Post a schedule of classes and regular office
  • Maintain office hours for a minimum of eight hours
  • Maintain academic records for all students currently enrolled in his/her
  • Render appropriate feedback and formative assessment for all students currently enrolled in his/her
  • Provide academic advising to advisees assigned to him/her.
  • Issue grades as requested by the Records and Advisement
  • Notify the school dean/department chair of special needs of teaching supplies and equipment peculiar to his/her teaching
  • Attend department meetings as called by the school dean/department chair or other designated
  • Assist during registration days as directed by school dean/department
  • Encourage participation in the prescribed student evaluations of teaching according to
  • Furnish data for his/her personal file in the office of the vice president for academic
  • Submit reports of expenses of official
  • Serve on committees and perform extracurricular
  • Attend faculty meetings, University Assembly meetings, colloquium, and
  • Keep current with advances and developments in his/her academic
  • Participate in professional development activities, including but not limited to attendance at professional meetings and learned
  • Maintain a portfolio of professional activities as part of the evidence for
  • Carry out special school/departmental assignments as agreed upon with the school dean/department
  • Administer final examinations according to published
  • Furnish recommendations for students who request references for employment or graduate
  • Comply with university policies, rules, and

Special  Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Must be knowledgeable of educational operating and personnel policy procedures of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Qualifications: Master's degree required. Doctorate preferred. Experienced teacher. Previous administrative experience. Be able to write and speak English fluently. Editorial skills for use in the preparation of curriculum materials. Strong computer skills in various areas, including MS Office would be helpful.

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, calculators, telephone and other office equipment.

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:

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and the names and addresses of at least three references to:

Kevin Brown, Ph.D.

Chair, Mathematics Department

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

kbrown@southern.edu (preferred)

(423) 236-2874

Salaried Staff

Location: School of Business

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Pathways Coordinator facilitates full-circle engagement by serving as a touchpoint for prospective and current students as they navigate to and through higher education to the workforce. This involves recruiting prospective students; guiding academic and career pathways; this grows into facilitating internship and post-graduation placement and engaging alumni as an integral part of current student professional growth. This position will initially be focused on the beginning of the circle of engagement – facilitating pathways to Southern and the school of business for prospective students, selection of a focus area in business, and discovering God’s calling in the world of business. Candidate must be able to articulate a personal understanding of calling and vocation; and demonstrate a commitment to student retention and success.

Education:

  • Required - Bachelor’s in business related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Preferred - Master’s degree in business related field

 Experience:

  • Required - At least two years of post-college business-related experience in areas such as recruiting, academic advising, recruiting, or talent development that required exceptional interpersonal skills with diverse audiences.
  • Preferred - Three or more years of related experience in career advising/academic advising/other relevant student support services; and/or marketing, sales, recruiting, or talent development in industry, government, higher education, or the private sector.

 Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to connect with and serve internal and external stakeholders, especially current, former, and prospective students and parents; faculty and staff; and employers.
  • Multi-platform social media guru able to engage potential and current students, alumni, employers and other stakeholders.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; and the ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities in order to meet goals.
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative workplace environment. 
  • Proven ability to think strategically and adapt to an ever-changing environment in the employment marketplace.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful event planning and execution.
  • Creation of meaningful performance indicators, and using data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Preferred - Desktop publishing; graphic design;
Special Requirements: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and be an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Availability: Required - Flexibility with hours, especially during periods when programs may extend outside of regular work hours, including limited weekend work. Willingness and ability to travel during the week on a limited basis. Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurance; meet Southern’s driver authorization criteria.

Physical Requirements: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25-50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate computers, telephone, set-up/take-down of booths and/or display materials, transport event and/or booth materials. Requires normal range of vision and hearing.

To Apply: For candidates meeting the minimum requirements and interested in learning more about this position and its progressive levels of responsibility, please contact Dr. Stephanie Sheehan ssheehan@southern.edu.

Location: University Health Center

Hours: 3/4-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Mid-Level Practitioner assesses patients, diagnoses, and prescribes treatment and/or medication to Southern Adventist University’s students and employees/families as per mid-level/physician protocol. Time in the office will be scheduled for approximately 30 hours per week, as this is a ¾ position; however, actual hours will vary depending on the workload (salary and benefits will not fluctuate).

Scope of Responsibility:

  •  Medical evaluation and treatment of students and acute care of employees and dependents within the accepted scope of practice for a mid-level provider. 
  • Medical oversight by supervising physician both remotely and on-site.
  •  Maintains medical records according to policy.
  • Collaborates with physician in managing medical needs of patients.
  • Provides patient education.
  • Is aware of community resources and refers as needed.
  • Works in cooperation with office manager and staff.
  • Maintains total confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA and FERPA
  • Attends continuing education annually and maintains certifications and licensure.
  • Attends scheduled UHC staff meetings.
  • Involved with and attends University health related committees on campus.
  • Participates in on call rotation one weekend every 4-6 weeks
  • Performs all other reasonably related functions as assigned.
  • Participates in all health related registration events.
  • Maintain protocol manuals yearly
  • Procedure competence: Laceration repair, burn care, wound management, I&D, lesion removal and follow up.
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.

Education and Experience: Five years experience in ED/Urgent care and/or General Family Practice and the successful completion of an accredited Mid-Level Practitioner 
Program with certification. BLS certification is required.

Qualifications:
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 
  • Good customer service and tactfulness in dealing with people, along with discretion, good judgment, initiative and the ability to work independently are especially important.
  • Must be a self-starter and possess good organizational skills. Must be able to work well with personnel and be a team player.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality is vital.
Typical Physical Demands:
  • Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds, use of full PPE including gown, gloves, N95 respirator and face shield.
  • Requires manual dexterity sufficient of operate computers, telephone, perform exams on patients, perform lab tests and give injections.
  • 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Counseling & Testing Services

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Counseling Services Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, implementation and evaluation of counseling services.  These services are provided to promote students’ personal development and psychological well-being and include individual and group counseling, outreach programming, consultation, crisis intervention, and program assessment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative and clinical oversight to all Counseling Services programs.
  • Provides direct clinical services to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • In consultation with the Student Support Services Director, develops and administers protocols and procedures in keeping with current best-practices for college counseling centers.
  • Insures that appropriate crisis counseling and other support services are available and provided in crisis situations or traumatic incidents.
    • Participates in rotation for on-call after-hours response and daily psychological emergency situations.
  • Coordinates the referral of students for psychiatric services and serves as a liaison for students seeking or needing off-campus mental health services.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across campus to develop strategies for optimizing healthy student development and for prevention and intervention of psychological and behavioral concerns.
  • Reviews caseloads and assists with treatment plans as needed with counselors and intake specialists.
  • Maintains current knowledge regarding professional practices, ethics and Tennessee laws.
  • Utilizes assessment and outcomes data to assess the mental health needs of the student community, and working with the Student Support Services Director, effectively communicates relevant data to a variety of campus constituents.
  • Serves as a participating member of the university Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
  • Coordinates counselor participation at weekly Student Support Team meetings.
  • Assists the Student Support Services Director and the Vice-President for Student Development in the administration of student development programming.

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

Qualifications: A Doctorate in Counseling from an accredited program is preferred. A minimum of five years of counseling related experience and a Master’s degree is required.  Successful completion of an accredited internship. A Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health ServiceProvider designation (LPC/MHSP) is required.   
Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching.  May require lifting up to 25-30 pounds.  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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Admissions Counselor and Ministry Coordinator

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The position of Admissions Counselor and Ministry Coordinator is responsible for the management of ministry teams as well the development, planning and implementation of the Southern Adventist University recruitment strategy within their assigned territories, by connecting with individual prospective students and their parents and assisting them through the enrollment process. Travel comprises about 25% of the job, which equates to about 50-60 days per year and may include weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and advise prospective students in assigned areas of the North America Division by connecting with both prospective students and their parents through phone calls, emails, text messages, in-person meetings, and other communication channels to assist them through the enrollment process.
  • Create an individual territory recruitment plan (using suggested recruitment template) each year as well as participate in the creation of a team recruitment plan. The plan includes recruitment activities, participation in events/conferences/fairs, communications with prospective students and networking opportunities.
  • Manage the Engage Worship teams, which includes cultivating and mentoring student leaders, employing a strategic approach to scheduling of teams, and integrating ministry functions into the recruitment efforts of Southern Adventist University.
  • Develop ministry elements that supplement and support the recruitment efforts of Southern Adventist University, which includes.
  • Manage the social media strategy of the Engage Worship team and approve all content prior to posting.
  • Organizing recruiting events and representing Southern at college fairs, high schools, and other promotional opportunities, including the Adventist Enrollment Association’s North American Division College Fair Tour.
  • Recruit in assigned Southern Union conferences during the summer months including visiting Camp Meetings and Summer Camps to represent Southern Adventist University and meet with prospective students.
  • Manage up to 350 applicants within assigned territories utilizing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software effectively.
  • Develop profiles for prospective students in assigned territories in order to effectively communicate relevant benefits of Southern Adventist University and specific programs.
  • Offer counseling on scholarships and financial aid to prospective students.
  • Assist in the evaluation of recruitment techniques to determining their effectiveness in order to seek ways to improve them.
  • Update a database of teachers, administrators, and contact people with whom workshops and information sessions can be booked. Network with new contacts to help increase inquiry production.
  • Represent Southern Adventist University at union and conference-wide meetings, particularly educational and ministerial, as assigned.
  • Support the Campus Visits Coordinator by assisting with Campus Visit events, including “Counselor of the Day” activities, and leading portions of ViewSouthern, PreviewSouthern, and other campus visit related event programming.
  • Represent Southern Adventist University during academy graduation services in the Southern Union and present appropriate awards and scholarships.
  • Assist the Associate Director of Admissions in the general planning of the office, including registrations, committee work, policy input, and other duties as assigned to support the general mission of the Admissions Department.
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, but a Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly organized with a distinct propensity for timeliness and professionalism
  • Ability to work extended hours during critical admissions seasons.
  • Experience effectively working with and speaking to young adults preferred.           
  • Demonstrated competency with a variety of technology platforms and too

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. 

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

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires sitting, standing, walking, bending and reaching. May require moving packages up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Admissions Counselor

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: An Admissions Counselor is responsible for assisting in the development, planning and implementation of the Southern Adventist University recruitment strategy within their assigned territories, by connecting with individual prospective students and their parents and assisting them through the enrollment process. Travel comprises about 25% of the job, which equates to about 50-60 days per year and may include weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and advise prospective students in assigned areas of the North America Division by connecting with both prospective students and their parents through phone calls, emails, text messages, in-person meetings, and other communication channels to assist them through the enrollment process.
  • Create an individual territory recruitment plan (using suggested recruitment template) each year as well as participate in the creation of a team recruitment plan. The plan includes recruitment activities, participation in events/conferences/fairs, communications with prospective students and networking opportunities.
  • Organizing recruiting events and representing Southern at college fairs, high schools, and other promotional opportunities, including the Adventist Enrollment Association’s North American Division College Fair Tour.
  • Recruit in assigned Southern Union conferences during the summer months including visiting Camp Meetings and Summer Camps to represent Southern Adventist University and meet with prospective students.
  • Manage up to 600 applicants within assigned territories utilizing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software effectively.
  • Develop profiles for prospective students in assigned territories in order to effectively communicate relevant benefits of Southern Adventist University and specific programs.
  • Offer counseling on scholarships and financial aid to prospective students.
  • Assist in the evaluation of recruitment techniques to determining their effectiveness in order to seek ways to improve them.
  • Update a database of teachers, administrators, and contact people with whom workshops and information sessions can be booked. Network with new contacts to help increase inquiry production.
  • Represent Southern Adventist University at union and conference-wide meetings, particularly educational and ministerial, as assigned.
  • Support the Campus Visits Coordinator by assisting with Campus Visit events, including “Counselor of the Day” activities, and leading portions of ViewSouthern, PreviewSouthern, and other campus visit related event programming.
  • Represent Southern Adventist University during academy graduation services in the Southern Union and present appropriate awards and scholarships.
  • Assist the Associate Director of Admissions in the general planning of the office, including registrations, committee work, policy input, and other duties as assigned to support the general mission of the Admissions Department.
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, but a Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly organized with a distinct propensity for timeliness and professionalism.
  • Ability to work extended hours during critical admissions seasons.
  • Experience effectively working with and speaking to young adults preferred.             
  • Demonstrated competency with a variety of technology platforms and tools.

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. 

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

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, walking, bending and reaching. May require moving packages up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Location:  School of Business/ADC Program

Job Summary: Adjunct Faculty and Course Developer in the School of Business for Business Analytics Fundamentals

Job Duties: Southern Adventist University invites applications for adjunct teaching positions in the School of Business for Business Analytics Fundamentals.  This position is part-time, teaching undergraduate adult learners who are 25+ years old enrolled in the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Program at Southern.  Course will require being built and taught for classes that are 8-week modules and the candidate must live locally in the Chattanooga/Collegedale, TN area. Previous experience teaching adult learners is preferred, but not required.  Courses will be taught online and hybrid.

Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Business.

Salary Schedule: Salary is based upon a per course fee as determined by the University.  No benefits are offered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position.  Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location:  School of Business/ADC Program

Job Summary: Adjunct Faculty and Course Developer in the School of Business for Business Finance Fundamentals

Job Duties: Southern Adventist University invites applications for adjunct teaching positions in the School of Business for Business Finance Fundamentals.  This position is part-time, teaching undergraduate adult learners who are 25+ years old enrolled in the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Program at Southern.  Course will require being built and taught for classes that are 8-week modules and the candidate must live locally in the Chattanooga/Collegedale, TN area. Previous experience teaching adult learners is preferred, but not required.  Courses will be taught online and hybrid.

Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Business.

Salary Schedule: Salary is based upon a per course fee as determined by the University.  No benefits are offered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position.  Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

 

Location:  School of Business/ADC Program

Job Summary: Adjunct Faculty and Course Developer in the School of Business for Management Fundamentals

Job Duties: Southern Adventist University invites applications for adjunct teaching positions in the School of Business for Management Fundamentals.  This position is part-time, teaching undergraduate adult learners who are 25+ years old enrolled in the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Program at Southern.  Course will require being built and taught for classes that are 8-week modules and the candidate must live locally in the Chattanooga/Collegedale, TN area. Previous experience teaching adult learners is preferred, but not required.  Courses will be taught online and hybrid.

Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Business.

Salary Schedule: Salary is based upon a per course fee as determined by the University.  No benefits are offered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position.  Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Modern Languages Department

Job Summary:To begin Fall semester of 2021. The Modern Languages Department (MLD) is seeking a passionate and knowledgeable Adjunct Instructor of German. The MLD at Southern 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. 

Qualifications: Must hold a minimum of an M.A. in German, with 18 graduate credit hours in German.

To Apply: 

Contact Prof. Adrienne Royo, 
Chair of the Modern Languages Department

Email:aroyo@southern.edu
Phone: 423.236.2395

Location:  School of Business/ADC Program

Job Summary: Adjunct Faculty in the School of Business for Economics Fundamentals

Job Duties: Southern Adventist University invites local applications for adjunct teaching positions in the School of Business for Economics Fundamentals.  This position is part-time, teaching undergraduate adult learners online who are 25+ years old enrolled in the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Program at Southern.  Courses are 8-week modules and the candidate must live locally in the Chattanooga/Collegedale, TN area.  Previous experience teaching adult learners is preferred, but not required.  Courses will be taught online and hybrid.

Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Business.

Salary Schedule: Salary is based upon a per course fee as determined by the University.  No benefits are offered for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position.  Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Hourly Positions

Location: President's Office

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $17.41 - $22.64/hr.

Job Summary

The administrative assistant supports the president in routine and special projects, appropriately representing the president in office personal contacts and through telephone and written communications.  

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Manages the office including mail and telephone
  2. Schedules appointments and meetings; updates president’s electronic calendar
  3. Manages electronic and hard-copy files and records
  4. Coordinates and/or supports annual events:
    • Colloquium meetings (August)
    • Social Committee events (ex-officio member)
      • August Employee Picnic during Colloquium
      • Autumn in the Park
      • December Employee Brunch
      • April Senior Recognition Banquet
  1. Supports graduation coordinator
    • Request list of graduates from Records, including parent information, in order to
    • Facilitate graduation speaker selection
    • Communicates with graduation speaker, after president invites/confirms
    • Platform party assistant during graduation weekends/programs
  2. Prepares agendas and materials for president’s Board Committees
  3. Takes minutes and maintains paper and/or electronic records for Administrative Council
  4. Composes correspondence and communications:
    • Campus
    • Board of Trustees
    • Memoriam
    • Employee Retirements/Farewells
  5. Organizes Board of Trustee meetings:
    • Fall weekend retreat
    • Spring meeting
    • Tracks member terms and attendance
  6. Handles special projects assigned by the president
  7. Maintains supplies for Suite #2020
  8. Reviews monthly credit card charges and maintains records for the president
  9. Supervises student workers
  10. Coordinate employee connections with First Lady:
    • Births
    • Deaths/Condolences
    • Sickness/Surgery
  11. Any other tasks as assigned by the President

Qualifications

The administrative assistant must have outstanding interpersonal, exceptional time management, and excellent organizational skills; be a problem solver and facilitator.

The ability to deal in an appropriate and confidential manner with personnel/student-related information is mandatory.

The administrative assistant is expected to effectively supervise student workers and to delegate tasks appropriately.

Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.

The administrative assistant will be expected to practice exceptional telephone etiquette and diction.

Skills in the use of excellent English grammar, composition, and proofreading are required. 


Special Requirement:

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

To Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter, 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

 

Location: Village Market

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay:
$13.60 - $18.81/hr.

Job Summary: Your primary responsibility is the execution of the supper shift at the Deli.  You are expected to be responsible for all aspects of the shift, including food, cleanliness, and service. Customer service is # 1 priority. Secondary responsibilities include assisting during lunch and other tasks based on the needs of the business.

General Duties:

  • Cook / plan / prepare supper menus / meals
  • Be aware of your student employees’ attendance and performance.
  • 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 followed
  • Oversee the dishwashing- wash and put away in designated areas
  • Oversee the laundry – wash, dry and put away if time permits
  • Oversee the breaking down of the hot serving deck, ice cream bar, and salad bar after supper
  • Check all areas to be sure they are stocked and ready for next shift
  • Oversee clean up and inspect all work stations before leaving
  • Check all Deli cooler doors are properly closed 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 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.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred. A minimum of 2 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 tasks 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:patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Campus Safety

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Day shift (1st) 7am – 3:30pm

Afternoon Shift (2nd) 3:00pm – 11:30pm

Night Shift (3rd) 11:00pm – 7:00am

All positions include weekend and holiday scheduling

Days and hours will be assigned at time of offer of employment

Pay: $13.77 - $18.99

Job Summary: 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:
    • Tennessee State unarmed proprietary security officer license
    • CPR/AED 
    • Basic First Aid
    • Defensive physical tactics, including handcuffing methods
    • Chemical spray usage and application
    • Collapsible baton usage and application
    • CLERY, Title IX, and TIBRS reporting
    • Legal responsibilities
  • Respond to, document, and report on:
    • Medical emergencies
    • Fire alarms and emergencies
    • Crime and criminal investigations
    • 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:
    • Motorist assists, such as jump starts and air in tires
    • Emergency apartment or building access
    • Safety escorts
  • Learns the Vehicle and Traffic Regulations. Assists in parking management including patrolling parking lots, writing citations, placing road cones and barricades, and directing traffic.
  • Assists with dispatch services as needed, including:
    • Receiving and documenting phone calls
    • Monitoring radio traffic
    • Monitoring doors, closed-circuit cameras, and fire alarm systems
  • 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.

Qualifications: Degree in related field preferred but not required.

Any/All previously earned certificates and documentation to be submitted with application.

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. (pass University Transportation Department driving record check)
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. 

Special Requirement: Must have a strongly expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 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:patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Transportation

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $19.33 - $24.56/hr.

Job Summary: Performs all mechanical needs as it applies to maintaining university equipment and vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and repairs university vehicles and equipment
  • Provides and maintains personal tools to complete mechanical repairs
  • Assists maintenance technicians and student workers
  • Learns computer repair programs and processes paperwork as required
  • Travels out of town for bus trips or training purposes as needed
  • Works after hours to prep vehicles or check out vehicles for use as needed
  • Maintains a clean work area

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.

Employee must have the desire to grow with Transportation Services and the University.

May be necessary to come in after hours to prep vehicles and check-out for use. In this position it may be necessary to go out of town, for training purposes.

Qualifications: Must have mechanical experience in all areas, a class B Commercial Driver’s License preferred, ability to obtain Class B Commercial License within 6 months of employment.

Must have the desire to grow with Transportation Services and the University.

Education: ASE Master Technician certificate recommended.

Experience: A minimum of five years’ experience demonstrating the ability to diagnose and to repair large and small diesel engines, tractors and small gas engines, computer controlled late model cars is essential. Supervisory experience and the ability to handle multiple demands is required. 

Typical Physical Demands: Requires lifting, pulling, working on knees, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 100 pounds, and requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard trade tools. Position requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Willing to work in hot or cold environment. Area can become dusty with low fumes.

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.

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:patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Village Market

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay: $15.50 - $20.74/hr.

Job Summary: To effectively direct and supervise the activities of all Deli Department personnel in the absence of the Deli Manager; to achieve the sales and profit goals established for the department; to ensure that the work shift contributes to the financial best interest of the store.

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

  • General
    • Observe all store rules and university policies;
    • Maintain a neat, well-groomed personal appearance at all times and observe university dress regulations, i.e. no jewelry, no revealing clothing;
    • Must wear an approved hat or hair net;
    • Observe shift operating hours at all times as scheduled or assigned by manager;
    • Comply with all local, state and federal health and civil code regulations;
    • Comply with all state, county and local weights and measures laws and labeling requirements;
    • Adhere to merchandising plan and goals established for the department;
    • Follow approved procedures for receiving product, price marking and restocking to ensure quality protection, accuracy and product rotation;
    • Follow approved Deli Department plans for effective space management based on product movement, consumer demand and profitability;
    • Check and verify Deli Department receiving’s to ensure that items on vendor invoiced are all delivered; check products for quality, count or weight, and condition;
    • Take products to preparation or storage area including refrigerated and freezer storage areas;
    • Control department expenses and utilize energy conservation practices;
    • Assist in ordering and maintaining inventory control to ensure freshness, product quality and turnover for maximum sales to minimize out-of-stocks or overstocks;
    • Handle damaged and spoiled products according to store policy and assist on controlling the level of damaged and spoiled product;
    • Comply with all safety policies and procedures;
    • Responsible to Deli Manager for enforcement of all store policies and procedures pertaining to the Deli Department;
    • Maintain good communications with superiors and subordinates throughout the store;
    • Control excessive use of utilities and water and observe sound conservation practices;
    • Perform other duties and assignments as directed;
    • Ensure favorable department image to customers by maintaining a clean, attractive and friendly department;
    • Greet all customers and provide them with prompt and courteous service or assistance.
  •  Bookkeeping
    • Perform product gross margin calculations and assist in determining the correct retail pricing to be used on each deli department item based on the department’s targeted sales and gross profit goals;
    • Be familiar with invoice documents and confirm accuracy of item description, sizes, quantities and pricing to be used during departmental product deliveries;
    • Use correct pricing as determined by gross margin calculations and the policy guidelines of profit goals established for the department; ensure that all merchandise is properly priced;
    • Maintain and submit all other required records and reports.
  • Merchandise
    • Keep refrigerated coolers, store shelves and other displays full stocked and faced at all times according to tag allocation, product movement or departmental standards;
    • Display merchandise in an attractive, appealing, neat and colorful manner;
    • Keep perishable merchandise rotated in accordance with departmental policy and product code dates and pull all out all out-of-date merchandise;
    • Follow approved procedures for receiving product, price marking and restocking to ensure quality protection, accuracy and product rotation;
    • Assist in ordering merchandise and maintain inventory control to minimize out-of-stocks and over stocks and to maximize sales and turnover;
    • Observe local conditions and competitive activity pertaining to the Deli Department and keep others informed.
  • Maintenance
    • Maintain general housekeeping and sanitation standards in compliance with store policy and state and local health regulations on a regular, ongoing basis,
    • Follow planned program maintenance on display cases, back room coolers and other equipment;
    • Check refrigeration equipment for proper performance a minimum of one time per shift; Use and maintain equipment in good working order;
    • Immediately advise department manager of any maintenance or equipment problems.
  • Security
    • Take action to control shrinkage and pilferage losses; observe security standards by staying alert and being aware of customer and employee actions and behavior; report to department manager or store manager any abnormal behavior;
    • Protect store assets at all times.
  • Personnel
    • Assist in training associates when requested or directed to do so;
    • Maintain good communications in the department and throughout the organization;
    • Notify department manager of personnel situations or policy violations having as adverse effect on store operating performance or of situations requiring disciplinary action or that may potentially require such action. 

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

Education and/or Experience:

  • Should have a high school education including some exposure to college courses (but does not necessarily have to be credentialed);
  • Should have a minimum of one year experience in overall department operations with successful or concurrent participation in a management training program, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None Required

Mathematical Skills:

  • Must be able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, gross margins, markup, percentages, proportions, ratios, volume and to apply concepts of basic algebra;
  • Ability to verify vendor invoice charges and counts and complete required accounting reports including inventory, receiving and variations in column totals. Ability to input data into computer using various spreadsheets and software programs.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to hear, speak and understand the spoken word in order to respond promptly to pages for assistance, to accommodate verbal requests from customers for information of assistance, to answer telephones, and to be able to communicate effectively with department employees, the store’s co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to read, write, analyze, interpret and understand the English language with sufficient proficiency in order to read and understand:
  • Instructions for operating electronic equipment and tools including a computer
  • Company handbooks, policies and procedures and
  • Other written job-related documents including postings on store bulletin boards.
  • Ability to compose and write reports and effective departmental memos including “menus”, and customer signs or sales suggestions.

Reasoning Ability:

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

Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Be fully knowledgeable and thoroughly familiar with the nature and duties of every staff position in the department including procedures, policies and operations;
  • Be able to perform all duties and responsibilities in a efficient and satisfactory manner that meets the minimum standards for productivity, accuracy, cleanliness, harmony and safety established at the store.

Physical Requirements 

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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; and use hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • The employee must frequently walk, talk or hear and reach with hands and arms, occasionally; the employee must crouch or kneel.
  • The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at least once per shift carrying bulk food products, concentrated product canisters, trash containers, and frequently exert of lift negligible (less that 25 pounds) amounts of weight.
  • Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision and the ability to adjust focus including having sufficient visual acuity to check and verify invoices and other written documents;
  • Be able to climb a ladder to retrieve items from overhead storage racks and elevated storage areas;
  • Be able to sweep and mop floors, dust and face shelves, and lift and carry out trash containers to be emptied in an outside bin;
  • Have sufficient physical mobility or agility to be able to respond quickly to fire or other emergencies such as cleanup requests (due to accidental spills or breakage of glass or plastic containers having liquid contents), employee or customer accidents, etc.;
  • Be able to stock coolers and shelves and endure working under temperature extremes in refrigerated storage areas up to 20 minutes at a time;
  • Be able to work with fresh fruits, vegetables, flour, oils, spices and other agents without negative allergic consequences;
  • Be able to tolerate moderate amounts of dust and chemical fumes from common commercial cleaning agents such as bleach and cleaners during routine housekeeping duties;
  • Have sufficient memory retention skills to memorize daily menu items and specials, customer orders, etc.

Work Environment

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

  • The work environment includes occasional exposure to low temperatures in refrigerated and frozen storage areas;
  • The work environment includes frequent exposure to or near heated ovens and high temperatures;
  • Typically the noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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

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:patriciapetersen@southern.edu


Location: Village Market

Hours:
Part-time, hourly

Pay: $8.71 - $13.93/hr.

Job Summary: To maintain and operate the Vitamin Department in an efficient manner within company policy; to ensure that the work shift contributes to the financial best interests of the store.

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

  • General
    • Observe all store rules and university policies;
    • Maintain a neat, well-groomed personal appearance at all times and observe university dress regulations, i.e. no jewelry, no revealing clothing; At times must wear an approved hat or hair net;
    • Observe shift operating hours at all times as scheduled or assigned by the department manager;
    • Comply with all local, state and federal health and civil code regulations;
    • Comply with all state, county and local weights and measures laws and labeling requirements;
    • Adhere to merchandising plan and goals established for the department;
    • Follow approved procedures for receiving product, price marking and stocking to ensure quality protection, accuracy and product rotation;
    • Take products to preparation or storage area including refrigerated and freezer storage areas;
    • Handle damaged and spoiled products according to store policy and assist on controlling the level of damaged and spoiled product;
    • Comply with all safety policies and procedures;
    • Wait on customers including assisting with product selection;
    • Assist in training associates when assigned;
    • Maintain good communications with superiors and subordinates throughout the store;
    • Perform other duties and assignments as directed;
    • Ensure favorable department image to customers by maintaining a clean, attractive and friendly department;
    • Greet all customers and provide them with prompt and courteous service or assistance.
  •  Bookkeeping
    • Use correct pricing as determined by department manager;
    • Be familiar with invoice documents and confirm accuracy of item description, sizes, quantities and pricing to be used during departmental product deliveries;
  • Merchandising
    • Maintain and promote items including new items and weekly specials;
    • Keep refrigerated coolers, store shelves and other displays full stocked and faced at all times according to tag allocation, product movement or departmental standards;
    • Display merchandise in an attractive, appealing, neat and colorful manner;
    • Keep perishable merchandise rotated in accordance with departmental policy and product code dates and pull all out all out-of-date merchandise;
    • Follow approved procedures for receiving product, price marking and restocking to ensure quality protection, accuracy and product rotation;
    • Keep manager or other designated personnel aware of low inventory conditions or spoilage problems.
  • Maintenance
    • Maintain general housekeeping and sanitation standards in compliance with store policy and state and local health regulations on a regular, ongoing basis,
    • Assist in keeping all display and storage areas clean, clear and in good order;
    • Respond promptly to emergencies or potential safety hazards;
    • Check refrigeration equipment for proper performance a minimum of one time per shift; use and maintain equipment in good working order;
    • Immediately advise department manager of any maintenance or equipment problems.
  • Security
    • Take action to control shrinkage and pilferage losses; observe security standards by staying alert and being aware of customer and employee actions and behavior; report to department manager or store manager any abnormal behavior;
    • Protect store assets at all times.
  • Personnel
    • Assist in training associates when requested or directed to do so;
    • Maintain good communications in the department and throughout the organization;
    • Notify department manager of personnel situations or policy violations having as adverse effect on store operating performance or of situations requiring disciplinary action or that may potentially require such action.

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

Education and/or Experience: High school education is preferred but not required. Knowledge of vitamins, supplements, herbs and natural remedies is required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None Required

Mathematical Skills: Must be able to perform arithmetical calculations at the eight-grade level in order to handle basic transactions and measuring and weighing procedures.

 Language Skills: Ability to hear, speak and understand the spoken word in order to respond promptly to pages for assistance, to accommodate verbal requests from customers for information of assistance, to answer telephones, and to be able to communicate effectively with department employees, the store’s co-workers and customers.

  • Ability to read, write, analyze, interpret and understand the English language with sufficient proficiency in order to read and understand:
  • Instructions for operating electronic equipment and tools including a computer
  • Company handbooks, policies and procedures and
  • Other written job-related documents including postings on store bulletin boards.

Reasoning Ability:

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

Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Be fully knowledgeable and thoroughly familiar with all products carried in the department;
  • Be able to handle special request from customers accurately;
  • Be able to perform all duties and responsibilities in a efficient and satisfactory manner that meets the minimum standards for productivity, accuracy, cleanliness, harmony and safety established at the store.

Physical Requirements

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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; and use hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • The employee must frequently walk, talk or hear and reach with hands and arms, occasionally; the employee must crouch or kneel.
  • The employee must be able to lift up to 35 pounds at least once per shift carrying received merchandise, , and frequently lift negligible (less than 25 pounds) amounts of weight.
  • Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision and the ability to adjust focus including having sufficient visual acuity to check and verify invoices and other written documents;
  • Be able to climb a ladder to retrieve items from overhead storage racks and elevated storage areas;
  • Be able to sweep and mop floors, dust and face shelves, and lift and carry out trash containers to be emptied in an outside bin;
  • Have sufficient physical mobility or agility to be able to respond quickly to fire or other emergencies such as cleanup requests (due to accidental spills or breakage of glass or plastic containers having liquid contents), employee or customer accidents, etc.;
  • Be able to stock coolers and shelves and endure working in refrigerated storage areas up to 20 minutes at a time;
  • Be able to work with dried herbs or spices and other agents without negative allergic consequences;
  • Be able to tolerate moderate amounts of dust and chemical fumes from common commercial cleaning agents such as bleach and cleaners during routine housekeeping duties;
  • Have sufficient memory retention skills to memorize daily menu items and specials, customer orders, etc.

 Work Environment

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

  • The work environment includes occasional exposure to low temperatures in refrigerated storage areas;
  • Typically the noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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

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:patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Landscape Supervisor

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $17.41 - $22.64/hr.

Job Summary
: To work and work with student helpers in maintaining and improving the beauty and function of the campus using resources efficiently.  To lead and train students in manual work and teach them to respect the dignity of manual labor.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work on campus maintaining plant beds (pruning, chemical weed control, watering, mulching, clean up).
  • Work on landscape plant installation and landscape construction.
  • Work with other supervisors on lawn mowing and clean up.
  • Be familiar with pruning equipment and techniques.
  • Be familiar with mowing equipment and techniques.
  • Be familiar with basic chemical weed control.
  • Be responsible for students on specific jobs of landscape maintenance.
  • Assist with the daily work assignments of the department.
  • Work directly with high school and university students giving them positive Christian leadership.
  • Communicate with the director on departmental needs such as work assignments, equipment repairs, and needs, etc.
  • Be familiar with and implement government regulations applicable to the Landscape Services Department such as: OSHA, RIGHT TO KNOW, ADA, etc.
  • Cooperate with all departments respecting the line of authority in supporting the efficient operation of the campus.
  • Accept all reasonably business-related duties as assigned by the director of Landscape Services.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of landscape pruning techniques, plant installation and maintenance, as well as a knowledge of mowing equipment and techniques.
  • Ability to supervise student crews.
  • Must be physically able to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion.

Education: A minimum of an associate degree or the equivalent in work experience.

Eexperience: Experience in landscape installation and plant maintenance with the ability to communicate with peers and supervise employees.  Experience in both private and institutional settings is desirable.

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.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Village Market

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $14.63 - $19.86/hr.

Job Summary:Assists the Procurement & Merchandising Manager with day-to-day tasks in an efficient and professional manner that is subject to company policy, within the Grocery, Natural Foods, Meat Substitutes and General Merchandise departments; uses the in-house Point-of-Sale operating system to assist with receiving and committing invoices, credits and adjustments within each department.

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

General

  • Observes all store rules and university policies;
  • Maintains a neat, well-groomed personal appearance at all times and observes university dress regulations, i.e. no jewelry, no revealing clothing;
  • Observes shift operating hours at all times as scheduled or assigned by the department manager;
  • Keeps current on and complies with all local, state and federal health and civil code regulations;
  • Complies with all state, county and local weights and measures laws and labeling requirements;
  • Adheres to merchandising plan and goals established for the department;
  • Follows approved procedures for receiving products, price marking and stocking to ensure quality protection, accuracy and product rotation;
  • Takes products to storage areas including dry, refrigerated and freezer storage areas;
  • Assists in handling damaged and spoiled products according to store policy and assists in controlling the level of damaged and spoiled product;
  • Complies with all safety policies and procedures;
  • Provides assistance to customers including help with product selection;
  • Assists in training associates when assigned;
  • Maintains good communications with superiors and subordinates throughout the store;
  • Performs other duties and assignments as directed;
  • Ensures favorable department image to customers by maintaining a clean and attractive store;
  • Greets all customers and provides them with prompt and courteous service.

 Purchasing and Sourcing

  • When needed, assists the Procurement & Merchandising Manager with the ordering, procurement, and inventory levels of all Grocery, Natural Foods and Meat Substitute departments, as well as some inventory within the General Merchandise department.
  • Follows the lead direction of the Procurement & Merchandising Manager when considering quality, price, inventory levels and consumer appeal when searching for products;
  • Assists with creating sale campaigns;
  • Assists in the evaluation of slow movers;

Merchandising

  • Displays merchandise in an attractive, appealing, neat and colorful manner;
  • Keeps perishable merchandise rotated in accordance with departmental policy and product code dates and pull all out all out-of-date merchandise;
  • Follows approved procedures for receiving product, price marking and restocking to ensure quality protection, accuracy and product rotation;
  • Assists the Procurement & Merchandising Manager aware of low inventory conditions or spoilage problems.
  • When assigned, stocks and faces refrigerated coolers, store shelves and other displays according to tag allocation, product movement or departmental standards;

Bookkeeping

  • Maintains, safeguards and forwards all department-related accounting reports and documents to the appropriate party (i.e. department manager, bookkeeper, assistant store manager, store manager etc.) according to company policies and procedures;
  • Assists with committing invoices, credits, and inventory adjustments when assigned;
  • Assists in price changes including sale merchandise on shelf tags and store signs;
  • Assists with managing merchandise prices to achieve proper gross profit margins.

 Maintenance

  • Maintains general housekeeping and sanitation standards in compliance with store policy and state and local health regulations on a regular, ongoing basis,
  • Assists in keeping all display and storage areas clean, clear and in good order;
  • Responds promptly to emergencies or potential safety hazards;
  • Checks refrigeration equipment for proper performance a minimum of one time per shift; use and maintain equipment in good working order;
  • Immediately advises department manager of any maintenance or equipment problems.

Security

  • Takes action to control shrinkage and pilferage losses; observe security standards by staying alert and being aware of customer and employee actions and behavior; report to department manager, assistant store manager, or store manager any abnormal behavior;
  • Protects store assets at all times.

Personnel

  • Assists in training associates when requested or directed to do so;
  • Maintains good communications in the department and throughout the organization;
  • Notifies department manager of personnel situations or policy violations having as adverse effect on store operating performance or of situations requiring disciplinary action or that may potentially require such action.

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

Education and/or Experience:High school education is preferred but not required; retail experience is strongly preferred; knowledge of grocery and/or natural foods is a plus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:None Required

Mathematical Skills:Must be able to perform arithmetical calculations at the eight-grade level in order to handle basic transactions and measuring and weighing procedures.

 Language Skills:Ability to hear, speak and understand the spoken word in order to respond promptly to pages for assistance, to accommodate verbal requests from customers for information of assistance, to answer telephones, and to be able to communicate effectively with department employees, the store’s co-workers and customers.

  • Ability to read, write, analyze, interpret and understand the English language with sufficient proficiency in order to read and understand:
  • Instructions for operating electronic equipment and tools including a computer
  • Company handbooks, policies and procedures and
  • Other written job-related documents including postings on store bulletin boards.

Reasoning Ability:

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

Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Be able to handle special request from customers accurately;
  • Be able to perform all duties and responsibilities in an efficient and satisfactory manner that meets the minimum standards for productivity, accuracy, cleanliness, harmony and safety established at the store.

Physical Requirements:

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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; and use hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • The employee must frequently walk, talk or hear and reach with hands and arms, occasionally; the employee must be able to crouch or kneel.
  • The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at least once per shift carrying received merchandise, and frequently lift negligible (fewer than 25 pounds) amounts of weight.
  • Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision and the ability to adjust focus including having sufficient visual acuity to check and verify invoices and other written documents;
  • Be able to climb a ladder to retrieve items from overhead storage racks and elevated storage areas;
  • Be able to sweep and mop floors, dust and face shelves, and lift and carry out trash containers to be emptied in an outside bin;
  • Have sufficient physical mobility or agility to be able to respond quickly to fire or other emergencies such as cleanup requests (due to accidental spills or breakage of glass or plastic containers having liquid contents), employee or customer accidents, etc.;
  • Be able to stock coolers and shelves and endure working in refrigerated storage areas up to 20 minutes at a time;
  • Be able to tolerate moderate amounts of dust and chemical fumes from common commercial cleaning agents such as bleach and cleaners during routine housekeeping duties;
  • Have sufficient memory retention skills to memorize daily assigned tasks, basic product information, customer orders, etc.

 Work Environment

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

  • The work environment includes occasional exposure to low temperatures in refrigerated storage areas;
  • Typically, the noise level in the work environment is moderate.
Special Requirement:

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

Important Disclaimer Notice

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Temporary Positions

Location: Food Services/Cafe

Hours: Temporary, flexible between 6am and 6pm, (25-27+ hrs/week-As needed)

Job Summary: This position will assist Cafeteria employees with meal preparation, service and packaging.  While classified as a temporary position, there is potential for long-term employment with satisfactory performance and as positions become available.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Notify the Cafeteria 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
  • Report to Cafeteria Manager for the day’s work assignments
  • Make sure all steam kettles are cleaned and cleanup work stations from lunch before leaving
  • Assist with special functions when needed as per your schedule
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
  • Perform deep cleaning and extra cleaning whenever asked to
  • 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. 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 Bespecially 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 culinary 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Deli/Village Market

Hours:
Temporary, hourly; up to 27 hours available (short-term); 

              Sunday: 11am - 3pm
              Monday - Thursday: 8am - 12pm

               *Must be flexible on work hours

Job Function:
Overseeing Sundays and filling in for days off and sick days for other workers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be alert to the student employees attendance and performance
  • 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
  • Report to Deli Manager for the day’s work assignments
  • Supervise student helpers with lunch preparations and special functions-making sure they are efficient, working, and not standing around
  • Make sure all equipment is cleaned and cleanup work stations from lunch before leaving
  • Assist with special functions when needed as per your schedule
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
  • Perform deep cleaning and extra cleaning whenever asked to
  • 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.

Education and Experience:  A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Food Service preferred.  Supervision and management experience preferred. 

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 Bespecially 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 culinary 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Service Department

Hours: Temporary, hourly

Job Summary:
The Custodian will assist in cleaning the campus buildings. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Insures the campus is clean and well-maintained.
  • Performs work for absentee students as needed.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.  

Qualifications:   High school diploma or equivalent. 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, walking, sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds.  -- Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Graduate and Professional Studies

Hours: Temporary, hourly

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with answering multiple phone lines
  • Assist with recruitment of prospective graduate & adult degree completion students
  • Process transcripts into application system
  • Office management tasks: filing, shredding, scanning
  • Assist with marketing and enrollment projects
  • Process academic transactions as directed
  • Participate and assist with departmental events, including graduation and graduate and professional studies planned activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Must have excellent communication, writing, and organization skills. Have a knowledge of Word and Excel. Ability to quickly learn various software. Must be able to type efficiently and pay attention to details. Practice confidentiality of information at all times. 

To Apply: Email a cover letter & your resume-including at least three references, to patriciapetersen@southern.edu.

Location: Housing Office

Hours: Temporary, hourly

Job Summary:The housekeeper will assist in cleaning the residential housing between occupants to prepare for new residents moving in. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Insures the housing is move-in ready.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.  

Qualifications:   High school diploma or equivalent. The ability to communicate effectively. Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills. 

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

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Academic Administration

Hours: Temporary, hourly

JOB SUMMARY: The Administrative Assistant performs the duties specific to Academic Administration, Graduate and Professional Studies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General

  • Provides general office support services for the Associate Vice Presidents for Academic 
  • Administration 
  • Process daily correspondence; coordinate and follow up as necessary
  • Works with Academic Administration staff in organizing graduation services
Academic Admin
  • Pre-professional committee – gathers student information, keeps committee minutes and sends out recommendation letters to medical and dental schools
  • Dual Enrollment - Works with academies in managing extension classes
  • Academic Review process – takes minutes and sends correspondence to students pertaining to their academic status at Southern Adventist University
  • Student Support – meets with students and assists them with overload requests, permission for off-campus classes, and permission for examination time changes
  •  Absence notifications – manages email notifying professors of student absences from classes for field trips and illnesses
  • Accreditation - Assists in producing documents to notify AAA and SACSCOC of program and other substantive changes
  • Maintains record of international tours and trips
Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Assist with the processing and tracking of Conference-sponsored teachers 
  • Supports the graduate student application process and the Director of Graduate Admissions and Academic Progress
  • Scans and files student records and official documentation per record retention policy
  • Schedules Graduate Council meetings and takes minutes as needed
  • Provides office support to Graduate and Professional Studies
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.

QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in Office Administration or a related field is highly desirable.
The administrative assistant for this department must have outstanding interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills and be a problem solver and facilitator. The ability to deal in an appropriate and confidential manner with personnel and student–related information is mandatory. The administrative assistant is expected to effectively supervise student workers and to delegate tasks appropriately. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet experience are essential. The administrative assistant will be expected to practice exceptional telephone etiquette and diction, and demonstrate excellent English grammar, composition, and proofreading skills. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Requires lifting and carrying up to 25
pounds. Requires many hours of computer work and physical labor. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, copiers, calculators, the telephone, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Essential tasks are performed under normal office and 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: University Health Center

Hours:
Temporary, hourly

Job Summary:
  The On-Call Nurse is responsible for responding to calls to evaluate on campus students presenting with illness during non-business hours.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Performs all duties as listed:
    • Triage medical calls from Southern staff or students and document appropriately.
    • Arrive on campus within 30 minutes of call to perform nurse assessment of patient if required
    • Maintain proper use of all required personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout patient encounter.
    • Triage and assess patients per written protocol and communicate pertinent findings to MD/NP or PA.
    • Move the patient to quarantine room or assist in accessing emergency treatment as appropriate.
    • Administer medications per standing protocol and document appropriately.
    • Provide documentation to UHC staff by start of following business day to allow for prompt follow-up.
    • Complete John Hopkins contact tracing education course.
    • Assist with COVID -19 testing and case management of COVID-19 patients as assigned.
    • Follow-up with patient education as needed.
    • Weekend shift duties will include regular follow-up with patients in isolation and quarantine, documentation of encounter, and alerting on-call provider to any pertinent findings.
    • Comply with all OSHA, FERPA and HIPAA regulations.
  • Attends scheduled UHC staff meetings and trainings as needed.
  • Performs all other reasonably medical-related functions as assigned.

Special Requirement:  None

Education and Experience: A current RN licensure in the state of Tennessee is required.  A current BLS certification is also required.  Two years of experience in general nursing practice is recommended.

Qualifications: The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Good customer service and tactfulness in dealing with people, along with discretion, good judgment, initiative and the ability to work independently are especially important.  Must be a self-starter and possess good organizational skills.  Must be able to work well with personnel and be a team player. The ability to maintain confidentiality is vital.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Requires ability to wear full PPE including gown, gloves, N95 respirator and face shield for extended periods. May require lifting up to 25 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate computers, telephone, perform lab tests and give injections.  Requires normal range of vision and hearing.

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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: University Health Center

Hours:
Temporary, hourly

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service – in client interactions and phone calls
  • Scheduling of patients and chart preparation
  • Assist in daily office activities – record requests, faxed reports and orders, filing
  • Prepare new patient charts
  • Maintain medical records – using Datatel and Medicat. Follow HIPAA and FERPA guidelines.
  • Contact tracing for Covid-19

Qualifications

  • Experience working in an office setting is preferred
  • Must have strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently- using good judgement and initiative.
  • Must be organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Present a professional demeanor, display a spirit of helpfulness, work well with others, and maintain a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 25 pounds, may use of full PPE including gown, gloves, N95 respirator and face shield.  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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Transportation Department

Hours: Temporary, hourly

Job Summary: To transport students to and from the univeristy and other sites within designated route(s) and to ensure the safety of the student passengers while in a university vehicle. This job class is responsible for the safe operation of a university bus and for ensuring the safety of student passengers while meeting established bus schedules.

Typical Duties: 
  • Drives university vehicles within a prescribed route(s) in accordance with time schedules.
  • Conduct safety and operational inspecion of assigned vehicle daily.
  • Reports needed mechanical repairs when necessary.
  • Services buses with gas, diesel and oil; as needed.
  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicle to ensure safe operating condition on long trips.
  • Attends driver training programs to maintain current knowledge of Motor Vehicle Code and the Education Code as it applies to the operation of passenger vehicles over 15 passengers.
  • Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications:
  •  Possession of a valid and appropriate driver's license, Class A of B with P endorsement.
  • Current Medical Certificate.
  • Ability to pass a drug screen.
  • Possession of a safe driving record.
  • Pay based on experience.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid practices, procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to read and write at level necessary to successfully perform the required duties.
  • Ability to understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner.
  • Ability to drive a bus safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and extreme caution while driving.
  • Ability to maintain valid certification as a bus driver according to state regulations.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties.
Education: High school diploma and some college preferred.

Experience: Previous driving of a bus or mini bus or a willingness to be trained with possession of permit.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting for long periods of time, pulling, standing, lifting. May require lifting up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions: Willing to load and unload buses in hot or cold 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu