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Faculty Positions

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.
  • Ability to work effectively with ethnically diverse populations.
  • Interest, training, and/or demonstrated expertise in meeting personal, career, and academic concerns of minority student demographics or at-risk groups is preferred.
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:School of Business

Hours:
Full-time, Salary


Job Summary: The School of Business is seeking a full-time teaching faculty member in the area of finance and economics beginning Fall 2022 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: Physics and Engineering Department

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

To Begin: Fall 2022 and Fall 2023

Job Summary: The Physics and Engineering Department is seeking full-time teaching faculty members in the areas of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering. The ideal candidate will be proficient in developing and teaching undergraduate engineering courses, including both lecture and laboratory components. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to mentoring advisees, nurturing student learning both in and out of the classroom, and disciplining students in Jesus Christ.

Duties:

  • Develop and teach general and specialized undergraduate engineering courses within the faculty member’s areas of qualification.
  • Appropriately integrate Christian faith and biblical principles as reflected in Seventh-day Adventist beliefs in course content and by personal interactions with students and colleagues.
  • Advise and mentor students in the areas of academic, spiritual, and career development.
  • Sponsor student clubs, tours/trips, senior capstone projects, and special projects.
  • Nurture a culture of collaboration within the Physics and Engineering department and across the university through meaningful service on departmental and university committees.
  • Practice professional and scholarly engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

Qualifications: Master's degree in mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related area required. Doctorate preferred. Prior higher education teaching experience and/or relevant industry experience preferred. Be able to write and speak English fluently.

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 interest, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and at least three references to:

Tyson Hall, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Academic Administration

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

tyson@southern.edu (preferred)

(423) 236-2864

Location: English Department

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

To Begin: January 2023

Job Summary: Southern Adventist University seeks an English professor to teach a range of writing courses that may 
include first-year writing as well as creative, professional, or technical writing; courses may also include 
literature, language, rhetoric, theory, or other related areas. Specialization and professional experience in 
Creative Writing desired.

Competencies:

• Commitment to Biblical integration in and out of the classroom
• Strong student advocate who supports the learning and success of students from culturally diverse 
backgrounds in higher education
• Attitude of servant leadership
• Ability and willingness to adapt to changing procedures and methods
• Ability to foster a positive and productive work environment
• Innovative, strategic thinking skills with the capability to implement goals and solve complex 
problems
• 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) or significant 
professional experience as a writer, editor, or related field
• 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.

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)
• Maintain regularly scheduled office hours (minimum of 8 hours weekly)
• 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, social gatherings, and 
celebrations 
• 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 Nursing

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: Full-time faculty with pediatric expertise to join a cohesive, mission-focused team. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate pre-licensure child health and simulation. Requisite qualities include pediatric RN experience, flexibility, and commitment to Adventist nursing education. Teaching experience and an earned doctorate are preferred.

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.

Application: Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to search committee chair, Christy Showalter at cshowalter@southern.edu.

SAU School of Nursing
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Salaried Staff

Location: Marketing and University Relations

Hours: Full-Time

Job Summary:The digital engagement manager develops content that reaches university constituents by leading, developing, and implementing a social and digital advertising strategy. This position focuses on analytics, testing, and optimization as well as social media campaigns and online relationship development.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Builds and executes a social media strategy and schedule through competitive research, benchmarking, and message identification for key audiences including alumni, church members, local community, parents, current students, and prospective students
  • Creates up-to-date, and well-crafted communication incorporating Southern’s key messages, best practices for search engine optimization, and usability for the university’s websites and digital advertising
  • Generates, edits, publishes, and shares content (including original copy, images, video, or basic HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages online community members to take action
  • Manages the photo and video studio, directing a media team of students and freelancers to create professional video and photography for use online and in print media
  • Develops digital advertising strategies for the university—including inbound marketing content—for website, social media, and search engines that uses metrics and testing to regularly increase effectiveness
  • Continuously captures and analyzes the appropriate social media metrics, insights, and best practices, and then act on that data to increase audience engagement
  • Collaborates with other departments and employees (e.g. Advancement, Admissions, academic areas) to showcase the campus’ unique talents, resources, and offerings in compelling ways for use in special campaigns, one-off stories, and other multimedia content for social media and the website
  • Works with media as a key member of the crisis communication team to craft crisis-related responses for social media and monitor key channels for information gathering and sentiment analysis
  • Hires, trains, and supervises social media student workers
  • Performs other duties as needed

Skills and Experience:

  •  3-5 years of experience managing corporate social media accounts with proven experience driving engagement and increasing reach
  • A comprehensive understanding of social media platforms, current trends, and best practices for social media management
  • The ability to write copy that drives engagement
  • Comfortable speaking on camera
  • Experience directing and editing video production
  • Experience running digital advertising campaigns
  • Experience working with news media a plus

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.

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: 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

Job Summary: The adjunct faculty member in the construction management program will instruct students in a course and any associated lab(s) that align with individual expertise and experience. These courses are to encompass the theoretical and hands-on aspects of residential and commercial construction and related processes. Courses in the program include but are not limited to construction safety, plumbing, electrical, drywall and finishes, masonry and concrete, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, residential building codes, estimating, contract administration, introduction to architectural drawing, and 3-D modeling. Courses in the construction management program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respects and upholds university values
  • Demonstrates behavior congruent to these values with students in classrooms and lab spaces; and with campus colleagues
  • Implements and upholds university and departmental policies in the classroom
  • Prepares instructional materials and instructs students in selected construction courses
  • Develops and/or selects appropriate instructional materials for selected assigned courses
  • Performs duties associated with instructing and assessing student progress in a timely way. These include but are not limited to grading and required record keeping according to university guidelines
  • Teaches day and/or evening classes/labs as available (in consultation with the chair)
  • Stays current in the construction field and various trade skills

Employment Qualifications: (Required) 

  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with university students 
  • Demonstrated competencies in the varied trade area(s) relevant to course content(s)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum in accordance with industry standards
  • Experience with skill/trade practices and trends; willingness to integrate new skills and technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in a construction management related field

Employment Qualifications: (Desirable)

  • Earned Master’s degree in a construction management related field from an accredited institution; or equivalent foreign degree, plus two years of professional experience directly related to construction and construction management
  • Successful college-level teaching experience
  • General Contractors license
  • Demonstrated formal training and continuing education in the skills/trades
  • Recent professional work experience in construction. 
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations of TN and O.S.H.A. regulations
  • Completion of courses or training in educational theory and practice

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.

Hourly Positions

Location: Food Service/Cafeteria

Hours:
Part-time, hourly

Pay:
$14.33 - $19.82/hr.

Job Summary: As a Cafeteria Floater, under the direct leadership of the Cafeteria Manager, the primary role is to work alongside other staff and student workers to serve the guests in the Cafeteria where needed. The Cafeteria Floater is expected to fulfill the primary and secondary job responsibilities, inquiring guidance from Cafeteria Manager or Foodservice directors when necessary. Preparation for the meal period will be in either the Cooks or Salad area, utilizing student helpers for preparation of food, cleaning, special orders, and any other relevant work-related tasks as necessary.

Duties and General Responsibilities:

  • Understands and completes the primary responsibilities of the position every shift, and completes secondary responsibilities as needed during daily operations
  • Is alert to student workers’ attendance and performance
  • Notifies the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understands and practices the best methods of quality preparation for each menu item and maintain the highest of standards in all food production
  • Understands, maintains, and practices good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
    • Practices safe food handling
    • Keeps the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the day
    • Maintains a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Makes sure all food is put away properly after meal period
  • Cleans coolers, work area, and decks to maintain a sanitary work environment
  • Assists in the training of new workers
  • Takes their turn and leads out on Sabbath and weekend duty
  • Maintains a Christian atmosphere by precept and example
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Practice confidentiality of information at all times.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred but not necessary. A minimum of 2 years experience in Food Service.

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 and 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 Food service 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: Cafeteria

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.33 - $19.82/hr

Job Summary: As a Cafeteria Worker, under the direct leadership of the Cafeteria Manager, your primary role is to work alongside other staff and student workers to serve the guests in the Cafeteria. You are expected to fulfill your primary and secondary job responsibilities, inquiring guidance from Cafeteria Manager or Foodservice directors when necessary. You are to prepare for and execute your meal period, utilizing student helpers for preparation of food, cleaning, special orders, and any other relevant work-related tasks as necessary.

Duties and General Responsibilities:

  • Understand and complete the primary responsibilities of your position every shift. Complete secondary responsibilities as needed during daily operations. These will be discussed with you during the interview process.
  • Supervise student workers’ attendance and performance.
  • Notify the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understand and practice the best methods of quality preparation for each menu item and maintain the highest of standards in all food production.
  • Understand, maintain, and practice good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
  • Practice safe food handling
  • Keep the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the day
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Check the workers board for daily menu and for any special functions and assist in the preparation of special functions
  • Make sure all food is put away properly after meal period
  • Prepare items needed for special functions and make sure they are ready on time
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned.

Special Requirements:  Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Practice confidentiality of information at all times.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred but not required. A minimum of 2 years of experience in Food Service. Supervision and management experience a plus. 

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 create a good rapport with employees and 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 occasional 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 in a normal kitchen environment 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: Village Market

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $9.18 - $14.68/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.

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: Village Market

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.33 - $19.82/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: Cafeteria

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.51 - $20.01/hr

Job Summary: Coordinate with other cooks and student helpers with lunch utilizing them for preparation of all hot foods and any additional special orders. Assist as needed with breakfast and supper meals. Be primary contact for Catering manager to discuss catering, recipes, hot food production, and menu planning and innovation.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate student workers and lunch staff to facilitate meal execution
  • Notify the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Check the workers board for daily menu and for any special functions
  • Lead the preparation of the lunch meal
  • Work with Café Manager and Director with menu planning, recipe implementation, and food innovation
  • Prepare items needed for special functions and make sure they are ready on time
  • Be alert to the student employee’s attendance and performance, notifying Café Manager of any issues.
  • 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
  • Perform and assign daily and weekly cleaning duties
  • Receive and check in any applicable orders
  • Take your turn with Sabbath rotation and weekend duty.
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Practice confidentiality of information at all times.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience in Food Service. Supervision and management experience preferred. ServSafe preferred, but not required.

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 and especially students.

Skills and Aptitudes: Have a working knowledge of food service operations. Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees and students with a team spirit. Have safety-consciousness and promote within work force.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. (If over 40 pounds please ask for help) Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate food service equipment such as food slicers, chopping bowls, mixers, etc. Requires normal range of motion, hearing, and vision.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: The Garden (whole foods plant-based eatery)

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $15.99 - $21.49/hr

Note:This position is anticipated to be for a limited term which is anticipated to be from August 2022 to May 2023. This however, is not a contract offer for this specific time or duration of time.*

Job Summary: The Garden Assistant Manager will support the Manager/Chef of a new whole food, plant-based venue on campus.  

This applicant is largely responsible for the execution of recipes, and continued development of The Garden evening menu. Emphasis should be placed on providing options to meet dietary restrictions such as gluten free, dairy free, etc. and are to be included as part of the recipe/menu development. The Assistant Manager will also be responsible for leading a team that maintains high food quality and consistency, while effectively managing food costs. Additionally, this program includes opportunity for an instructional element in educating campus constituents regarding a plant-based lifestyle. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrates support for The Garden vision: To provide a delicious plant centered dining experience for Southern students, staff, and community at an affordable price
  • Controls and directs the evening food preparation process in addition to other responsibilities as assigned by The Garden Manager
  • Collaborates with the manager for continued expansion and development of The Garden menu options
  • Assists the manager in tasks such as training and supervising student workers
  • Communicates with the manager regarding needed supplies, ingredients, and equipment/repairs of the kitchen.
  • Works with culinary arts students to further their education by encouraging and providing opportunities for hands-on creation and development of The Garden menu options
  • Assists in instructional workshops (as available) for students and community in education of plant-based living.
  • Complies with TN State and Hamilton County sanitation regulations and safety standards 
    • Practices safe food handling 
    • Maintains a clean and sanitary work environment
    • Keeps the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the workday and ensures a clean kitchen is left at the close of service each evening
  • Provides leadership to create a culture and work environment based upon cooperation and respect; providing opportunities for culinary students as well as collegiate students to learn and grow. 
  • Creates a positive, Christian atmosphere in the area by precept and example

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Proven culinary expertise with the passion and skills to produce delicious WFPB cooking required. Demonstration of these skills may be a part of the interview process for finalist candidates 
  • Two years of foodservice experience desired. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Graduate of SAU’s VCA program is a plus. Prior experience may include task delegation, employee development, and team building strategies
  • Skills and experience in allergen-free cooking 
  • ServSafe certification must be obtained upon employment
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Up to date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes
  • Comfortable with technology for operations and communication, including Excel, Outlook, POS, etc. 

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere.  Practice confidentiality at all times. 

Typical Physical DemandsRequires 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. Requires some working/transitioning in extreme temperatures. 

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

*Tennessee is an at-will employment state, meaning an employment offer may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated at any time for any reason, and without cause or notice.

Location: Village Market

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $16.34 - $21.86/hr

Job Summary: To assist 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; will learn to use the in-house Point-of-Sale operating system to assist with receiving and committing invoices, credits and adjustments within the above departments.

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;
  • 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 storage areas including dry, refrigerated and freezer storage areas;
  • Assist in handling 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 and attractive store;
  • Greet all customers and provide them with prompt and courteous service or assistance.

 Purchasing and Sourcing

  • When needed, assist 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
  • Follow the lead direction of the Procurement & Merchandising Manager when considering quality, price, inventory levels and consumer appeal when searching for products;
  • Assist with creating sale campaigns;
  • Assist in the evaluation of slow movers;
Merchandising
  • 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 the Procurement & Merchandising Manager aware of low inventory conditions or spoilage problems.
  • When assigned, stock and face refrigerated coolers, store shelves and other displays according to tag allocation, product movement or departmental standards;
Bookkeeping
  • Maintain, safeguard and forward 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;
  • Assist with committing invoices, credits, and inventory adjustments when assigned;
  • Assist in price changes including sale merchandise on shelf tags and store signs;
  • Assist with managing merchandise prices to achieve proper gross profit margins.

 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, assistant store 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; 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.

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: Plant Services

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $18.34 - $23.86/hr

Job Summary: The position of painter in Plant Services is primarily to do painting and related duties on exterior and interior of campus buildings, housing and apartments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Paints by rolling, brushing or spraying
  • Stains and finishes cabinets and furniture
  • Preparation of surfaces for painting by scraping, caulking and sanding
  • Drywall repairs
  • Applies wall and/or ceiling texture
  • Equipment cleanup
  • Pressure washing
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

Qualifications: Must be familiar with various types of preparation, painting, staining, finishes and methods of application. Familiar with airless spraying, as well as the conventional spray paint gun.  Ability to do drywall repairs, and texture applications. Basic computer skills required.  Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record.  Must be able to operate and maintain license for scissor lift and man lift.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma.  Professional painting experience required.

Skills and Aptitudes:

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

Physical Demands: Painting calls for a variety of postures, squatting, bending, standing, looking up, reaching away from the body, standing on uneven surfaces, and working on a ladder, scaffold and man lift. The painter must be able to work under these conditions for extended periods of time and must be able to lift a 5-gallon bucket of paint, and on occasion up to 100 pounds. 

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal weather and office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. May require outside work for exterior painting.  May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or holidays for work needs.

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Village Market

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Job Summary: Fill in where needed

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Wash dishes and keep it from stacking up
  • 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
  • Help out in various areas prepping vegetables, filling Grab & Go items and tag for sale
  • 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 1 years’ experience in Food Service preferred. 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.

Skills and Aptitudes: 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, vegetable dicer 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: Village Market

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $15.79 - $21.30/hr.

Job Summary: Be a working supervisor. Lead out and direct student helpers, utilizing them for preparation of all hot foods for lunch, next day’s preps, and any additional special orders. Be a VM Deli team member. Customer Service is #1 priority.

General Duties:

  • Be aware of your student employees attendance and performance (the ones you supervise).
  • Notify the Deli Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understand and practice the best and proper methods of quality preparation for each item on menu, and to maintain the highest of standards in all food production.
  • Understand, maintain, and practice good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
    • Practice safe food handling
    • Keep the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the day
    • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Direct and lead out in the preparation of the hot foods for lunch – keeping hot bar supplied
  • Check temperatures before serving-hot foods should be 165 degrees and maintained above 135 degrees at all times.
  • Prepare any special orders requested for special functions
  • Do preparations for the next day– check to see if you have any orders going out for the next day
  • Develop new recipes and submit to Deli Manager for pricing
  • Utilization and rotation of current inventory
  • Inventory and order supplies for the new week
  • Take care of left-over foods in cooler- freeze or make meals
  • Straighten pots, pans and utensils daily- before you leave
  • Make sure your kitchen area is clean before leaving for the day
  • Sweep floor
  • Mop floor if needed
  • Coordinated with Dinner Supervisor on Cleaning Fryer
  • Take out trash if needed
  • Clean down counters,
  • Wash dishes it needed
  • Do closing rounds before leaving
  • Do special cleaning- like ovens, etc. during slow times-like student breaks.
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Practice confidentiality of information at all times.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Food Service. Supervision and management experience. 

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively. A self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same. Approachable, friendly, positive attitude, able to encourage others. Able to have a good rapport with employees and student workers

Skills and Aptitudes: Have a working knowledge of food service operations. Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees and students with a team spirit. Have safety-consciousness and promote within work force.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. (If over 40 pounds please ask for help) Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate food service equipment such as food slicers, chopping bowls, mixers, etc. Requires normal range of motion, hearing, and vision.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Health and Kinesiology

Hours:
Part-time, hourly

Pay:
$14.51 - $20.01/hr.

Job Summary:
Gym-Kid Director of afterschool gymnastics program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the afterschool gymnastic program. 12-20 hours a week (Gym-kids, Homeschool, Pre-gym-kids, and Mini-Masters).
  • Continue to develop the Gym-Kid Program
  • Keep track of income and payments.
  • Help with the staffing and evaluation of coaches.
  • Promote the gym-kid program.
  • Communication with parents.
  • A positive attitude toward the University and its constituents.

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: Have a background in gymnastics and or acrobatics.  USG safety certified and CPR certified.

Typical Physical Demands:
  • Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.
  • May require spotting gymnastic moves.
  • Requires manual dexterity, physical strength.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Working in the Gym-Masters gym

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: Information Technology

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay:
$20.38 - $25.88/hr.

Job Summary: The Computer Support Supervisor is responsible for overseeing helpdesk operations, repairing computer equipment, and supervising student technicians.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responds to support line calls and enters data into helpdesk software
  • Repairs computer hardware and software
  • Supports AV equipment in classrooms
  • Hires, trains, and supervises student technicians
  • Assigns support and repairs jobs to student technicians
  • Keeps operating system and application software updated
  • Maintains appropriate inventory levels
  • Looks for ways to improve operations
  • Performs all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements:  Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Practices confidentiality of information at all times. 

Education:  At least three (3) years of computer troubleshooting experience is required.  A+ certification is strongly preferred.

Experience and Abilities:

  • Excellent troubleshooting capabilities
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Windows and Apple operating systems
  • Advanced understanding of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Basic knowledge of networking principles

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

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

To Apply: Please send a 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: Plant Services

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay:
$18.34 - $23.86/hr.

Job Summary: Does carpentry and repairs to University rental housing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Does repairs or renovations to housing as assigned
  • Helps housing supervisor coordinate repair work and remodels, meeting deadlines
  • Coordinates subcontractors when needed for such repairs or remodels
  • Notifies housing supervisor of repairs needed to rental housing
  • Orders materials as needed to perform duties
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment
  • Follows all applicable codes
  • Does carpentry or maintenance jobs to campus buildings as time allows
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements:  Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere. Practices confidentiality of information at all times. 

Qualifications: Has carpentry skills primarily. Must be able to troubleshoot, suggesting creative solutions to problems inherent with older rental units. Secondarily, has light plumbing, minor electrical, flooring and roofing skills.  Basic computer skills required.  Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record.

Education and Experience: Minimum of a high school education; trade school or higher preferred.  At least 3 years of experience in residential construction, carpentry, and maintenance.

Skills and Aptitudes: Interpersonal relationship skills are essential with the ability to work well with supervisors and other employees in a team spirit. Has the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Have safety-consciousness and able to promote it within work force.  Must use care with tools and equipment.

Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, reaching, climbing ladders and may require lifting up to 75 pounds.  Job requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Enrollment Management/Admissions

Hours:
Part-time, hourly

Pay:
$22.03 - $27.54/hr.

Job Summary: The plumber will perform plumbing installations/repairs and other jobs related to the maintenance, renovation or construction of campus facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be involved in day to day plumbing maintenance of the campus facilities
  • Works toward bringing campus facilities up to current building code requirements
  • Troubleshoots electrical controls associated with water heaters and boilers
  • Designs and lays out plumbing systems
  • Installs fixtures, piping, boilers, water heaters
  • Repairs leaks in plumbing systems
  • Replaces aging pipes
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

Qualifications: Must have a minimum of a journeymen plumber’s license.  Must have knowledge of how to perform other maintenance and preventive maintenance functions. Basic computer skills required.  Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred.  A minimum of five years of experience in working as a plumber with varied experience in maintenance tasks.

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

Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and driving university vehicles.  May require lifting up to 100 pounds.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Campus Safety

Hours:  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 Rate: $15.42 - $20.93/hr.

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

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: akmaitland@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: Transportation Department

Hours: Temporary, hourly

Job Summary: To transport students to and from the University 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:
  • Must have a Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or 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