Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Teaching Faculty - School of Journalism and Communications

Department/School: Journalism and Communication

Duties/Responsibilities: The School of Journalism and Communication is seeking an experienced, qualified individual to bring his or her creativity, energy, and academic and professional excellence to the SJC. The successful candidate will be a generalist with teaching and/or industry experience (preferably both) and be able to teach a variety of courses in digital and social media, communication, writing, and public speaking. In addition, the successful candidate will be proficient in research, or have industry specific accomplishments to support his or her qualifications. The SJC is especially interested in receiving applications from individuals who are capable of inspiring students, have a strong commitment to Christ, and will be a strong team player.

DUTIES

  • Teach undergraduate courses
  • Advise students
  • Develop growth nurturing initiatives
  • Participate in department and university committees
  • Help oversee student projects, clubs, tours and more.
  • Help nurture a culture of scholarly and professional engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Communication or related field required (Ph.D preferred). Minimum of 3+ years of professional experience or 3+ years of teaching experience.

Special Requirements: The candidate must be a member in good and regular standing in the SDA Church. 

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to:

Rachel Williams-Smith

rwilliamssmith@southern.edu

SAU School of Journalism & Communications

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315.

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: Nursing

Duties/Responsibilities: Southern Adventist University seeks full-time graduate faculty to join our mission-focused team. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at the MSN and DNP levels. 

Qualifications: Candidate must hold current acute care NP certification. Requisite qualities include advanced practice nursing experience, interest in research, successful teaching, flexibility, and commitment to SDA education. Doctorate strongly preferred; MSN required

Special Requirements: The candidate must be a member in good and regular standing in the SDA Church. 

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to search committee chair:

Christy Showalter

cshowalter@southern.edu. 

SAU School of Nursing,

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315.

Adjunct Faculty

Online Coach - Online Campus

Location: Online Campus

Job Summary: The online coach will work directly with the SOC team and the Online Campus Director to support faculty teaching online courses and students taking online courses. Time commitment is 25 hours or less per week.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Master’s degree preferred.

Skills: 

  • Are you smart, curious and love the challenge of solving problems that improve learning for others?
  • Would you enjoy collaborating with a fun and close-knit team to build, implement, and continuously improve the learning process for both professors and students?
  • Do you believe that the truest form of personal success is obtained through servant-based leadership, humility and generosity of spirit?
  • Do you love to communicate, are obsessive about the details, and do all this with a big smile on your face?
  • Do you have a passion for using collaboration, the creative process, and emerging technologies to produce high quality interactive learning experiences for students?
  • Would you like to partner with us to create dynamic digital experiences for both students and professors?

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Select and recommend research-based instructional strategies that develop cognitive and social understanding.
  • Work with professors to develop learning activities that enhance and increase content knowledge and understanding, offering potential solutions and alternative methods based on established best practices within education
  • Encourage professors to try new tools and approaches as supported by best practices within higher education and distance learning.  This includes but is not limited to:
    • Active and regular participation in discussion boards
    • Weekly (or at least periodic) live sessions in which professors interface with students to build community in online classes
    • Coach professors in the use of new technologies, or expand their knowledge in existing technologies within distance learning.  Encourage and facilitate their use of these new technologies.
  • Support students by troubleshooting tech issues that may arise when working with learning activities
  • Housekeeping tasks such as (but not limited to) attending monthly video conferences with the Online Campus team and your fellow coaches, and submitting weekly coach reports so as to keep an open line of communication with Online Campus about issues that arise, and how they are (or can be) dealt with/resolved.

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to:

Tammy Overstreet

toverstreet@southern.edu

SAU Online Campus

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315.

Spanish Adjunct - Modern Languages

Location: Modern Languages Department

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

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

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

Salaried Staff

Graduate Dean - Academic Administration

Location: Academic Administration

Hours: Full-time, salary

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to:

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Website Development Manager - Marketing and University Relations

Location: Marketing and University Relations

Hours: Full-time, Salary

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications: 

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Vice President for Spiritual Life

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The VP for Spiritual Life oversees all areas of spirituality on the campus of Southern Adventist University in conjunction with the mission of the university and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He or she helps provide spiritual mentoring and programming for students, spiritual support for employees, and spiritual guidance for administration and campus decision-making. As a chaplain, the VP for Spiritual Life fosters faith development and spiritual care for students and employees while collaborating with the pastoral staff of the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists to coordinate Christian growth and fellowship between the campus and church.

REPORTS TO: University President

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • A vibrant, personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Love for students and an ability to connect with them relationally
  • Christ-like humility and a teachable spirit
  • Willingness to partner and collaborate across all campus disciplines
  • Ability to model servant leadership and grace-filled community
  • Member in regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who is committed to the church’s message and mission as well as the ministry of Adventist higher education
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in student personnel, collegiate chaplaincy, pastoral ministry, or comparable experience
  • Exceptional public presence (including, but not limited to, preaching and training)
  • Capability to articulate and assess spiritual learning outcomes
  • A reputation for strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work well with the full diversity of Southern’s campus family
  • Proven capacity and character for effective pastoral ministry
  • Commitment to excellence and professional growth
  • Master of Divinity or equivalent required

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Actively oversees the development and implementation of a campus-wide Spiritual Master Plan.
    1. Serves on the President’s Cabinet to ensure spiritual focus and accountability.
    2. Maintains a high level of visibility on campus and accessibility to students and employees.
    3. Provides confidential pastoral care for the campus family.
    4. Collaborates with other campus administrators for crisis response, as needed.
    5. Partners with Student Development to plan and schedule all spiritual event programming additions to the university calendar.
    6. Provides strategic guidance on issues related to the spiritual growth and personal development of the campus family.
      1. Cultivates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and fosters commitment to the Adventist worldview and beliefs.
      2. Offers leadership and peer-mentoring opportunities for students.
      3. Nurtures a multicultural perspective and helps campus family develop a deep inclination for and celebration of diversity within worship[AB1] .
      4. Coordinates with VP of Student Development for the administration and follow up of an annual student[AB2]  spiritual life survey.
      5. Chairs Campus Spiritual Life Committee.
      6. Serves on Strategic Planning Committee.
      7. Serves on Campus Education Regarding Student Sexual Activity Committee.
      8. Serves as co-chair of the university board Student Life and Spiritual Life Committee.
      9. Presents to the campus, the board, and university constituencies regarding relevant spiritual life issues and information.
    7. Fosters the development of co-curricular programming that will assist students in the integration of Adventist faith within their respective academic disciplines.
    8. Informs and trains Southern employees on college student faith development and encourages participation in that development.
    9. The Vice President for Spiritual Life represents campus spiritual life to all university constituencies.
  2. Serves as director of the Chaplain’s Office.
    1. Oversees the Student Missions and uQuest Missions programs.
    2. Serves as general adviser to the Associate and Assistant Chaplains as well as Missions Directors.
    3. Mentors and empowers student leaders to plan and execute worship, discipleship, and service opportunities for all students, including Collegiate Sabbath School, Student Weeks of Prayer, LifeGroups, residential-life chaplaincy and retreats.
    4. Chairs Chaplain’s Advisory Committee.
    5. Manages the Chaplain’s Office budget.
    6. Supervises Chaplain’s Office credit cards and approves purchases.
  3. Partners with the Senior Pastor of the Collegedale Church to facilitate spiritual community engagement in church life.
    1. Serves on the pastoral staff, Board of Elders, and Church Board.
    2. Attends weekly pastoral staff meetings.
    3. Meets regularly with the Senior Pastor to collaborate on campus religious life programming for the university and church.
    4. Facilitates partnerships with local churches in collaboration with the Collegedale Church to deeply engage students as a part of their university experience.
    5. Strategizes with pastoral staff regarding calling and career mentorship and internship opportunities with church members.
    6. Strategizes with leaders of the Center for Leadership and Innovation regarding leadership development opportunities for university students.

ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS:

  1. Serves on the NAD Chaplain’s Advisory.
  2. Serves on the NAD Youth/Young Adult Advisory.
  3. Serves on the Southern Union Youth Advisory.
  4. Serves on the Georgia-Cumberland Conference Youth Leadership Council.
  5. Maintains professional growth through involvement in professional organizations and other activities, such as Campus Ministries programs and missions.

COMPENSATION: Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to:

Email: presidentoffice@southern.edu

Director - Records and Advisement

Location: Records and Advisement

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Director of Records and Advisement has direct supervisory responsibility for management of all aspects of the Department of Records and Advisement as described below.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Vice President for Academic Administration
  • Provides support to the leadership in executing  the academic mission of the campus
  • Ensures the safekeeping of the official academic records of all active and archived Southern students
  • Ensures a high level of service for Records Office activities related to students, faculty,  staff, and parents
  • Oversees and manages the university registration activities and processes
  • Administers the operations of processing and issuance of grades, grade changes, and grading options
  • Oversees the production of outgoing transcripts and the recording of the incoming transcripts
  • Ensures the accuracy of university transcript data and records
  • Provides enrollment monitoring and catalogs for VA student audits
  • Oversees the process for verifying both undergraduate and graduate students meet all degree requirements and post of their completed degrees
  • Manages and implements academic exceptions (petitions)
  • Supervises the production of the class schedule and the final examination schedules
  • Supervises scheduling of classrooms
  • Reviews the academic calendar and recommends changes to the Academic Administration
  • Manages the development, editing, and issuance of the undergraduate and graduate catalog
  • Implements and enforces university academic policies and protocols including those for access, privacy, and security of student information
  • Compiles accurate reports on enrollment
  • Manages request for academic data from schools and departments
  • Manages, collects, and enters government reports (IPEDS) (Clearinghouse) as the main key holder
  • Serves on  committees as assigned, oversees and evaluates the Records office staff and manages the department’s annual budget
  • Trouble shoots issues related to Records office activities as needed

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

Qualifications: Master’s degree required.  Demonstrated effective leadership in managing Records office functions. Demonstrated understanding of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Veterans Administration education policies, and university educational policies.  The director must be a creative, dynamic, and effective leader who is highly organized, able to devise efficient and coherent procedures and who possesses excellent oral, written, interpersonal and supervisory skills.  The director must work well as a team member and leader and take deep personal interest in supporting students in achieving success.  The ability to relate effectively with people from diverse cultures and social backgrounds and proven administrative and organizational skills are required.  Knowledge of Datatel’s COLLEAGUE is highly desirable and the ability to learn COLLEAGUE systems and procedures is required.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to:

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Director - Institutional Research and Planning

Location: Institutional Research and Planning

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The director coordinates a comprehensive, university-wide program of data evaluation and analytics to support the evaluation of success in achieving the institutional mission, vision, values, and goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the evaluation and presentation of evidences of institutional effectiveness.
  • Serves as secretary of the Assessment and Effectiveness Review Committee and assists the chair with agenda development and with the dissemination of findings.
  • Uses data analytics to support institutional planning, recruiting, retention, financial forecasting, and student success.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the institutional dashboard.
  • Actively monitors institutional data and alerts the vice president of trends and data points requiring attention.
  • Provides data and information to support decision making by the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and students through dashboards and other reporting measures.
  • Monitors educational market trends and supports the institution, schools, and departments in assessing market viability of new and existing programs of study.
  • Benchmarks institutional data against Carnegie class and peer institutions on metrics important to the institutional decision making.  (Peer classes include (1) NAD colleges and universities, (2) an aspirant group, and (3) institutions that are matched for Carnegie class, and are private, religiously affiliated, and of similar size.)
  • Guides all campus entities in the planning and evaluation process.
  • Provides consultation, assistance, and support to departments for assessment and data usage.
  • Works with the vice president on the university’s strategic plan, strategic initiatives, and the assessment of the strategic initiatives; attends the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee
  • Collects, organizes, verifies, analyzes, and interprets data, and generates and disseminates research reports to internal and external constituents and entities. [RY1] 
  • Provides oversight for the departmental website, which hosts the university’s InfoCenter and compilations of surveys, assessments, dashboards, and reports.
  • Ensures data and reports held in the InfoCenter are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Supervises the Business Intelligence Analyst and supports development of online dashboards and reports
  • Provides consultation and assistance to internal constituents on research projects, survey design, statistics, and analysis.
  • Assists in responding to state and federal requirements and to denominational and regional accreditation requirements.
  • Accepts assignments and special projects from the vice president.

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: Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred, with course work in higher education, research and statistics, educational research, psychology, or related field.  Applicants must evidence strong research, analytical, technical, and evaluation skills; posses a solid grasp of issues and trends in higher education; and demonstrate competencies in oral and written communication and interpersonal relations.

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

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

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Hourly Staff

Electrician Master Technician - Plant Services

Location: Plant Services

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $18.49 - $23.49/hr.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install electrical equipment as needed
  • Plan electrical secondary system additions or modifications
  • Plan and rewire remodel spaces as needed including installing conduit and pulling wire
  • Monitor, inspect and perform minor repairs on the SAU high voltage loop
  • Trouble shoot and repair all types of electrical equipment found on campus, including food service equipment, science equipment, print press equipment, switch gear, transfer switches, generators, electrical tools, man-lifts, lighting and controls, boiler and HVAC controls, etc.
  • Perform electrical repairs for campus buildings including rental housing
  • Plan, employ, and maintain all panel labeling per university and OSHA requirements
  • Report to supervisor any hazardous condition observed on campus to determine how to correct them
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Current Tennessee Master Electrician’s license required.  Must have knowledge of commercial and industrial electrical systems including planning additions or modifications on secondary circuits.  Must be able to use appropriate tools and diagnostic equipment to repair, install, replace, and test electrical circuits, equipment and appliances.  Must be able to diagnose and repair electrical controls, industrial motor control centers, and programmable logic controllers for secondary systems. Must be able to read commercial electrical blueprints and apply NEC through the full range of commercial and industrial maintenance and construction work. Understand how to troubleshoot controls in various electrical equipment such as boilers, hot water heaters, circulatory pumps, etc. Must be able to operate all kinds of equipment required for the job including man-lifts. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Basic computer skills required.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record. Possess the ability to lead and train staff and/or students.

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 commercial electrician, 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, climbing, and driving university vehicles.  May require lifting up to 100 pounds.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:   Essential tasks are performed under various weather conditions and in non-conditioned construction environments, including outdoor work.  Working conditions may present abnormal temperatures (on roof tops or attics) and/or humidity.  Will be asked to work on rotation, after normal business hours, on weekends or holidays for emergency repairs.

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

Billing and Statement Coordinator - Student Finance

Location: Student Finance

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $16.00 - $21.00/hr

Job Summary: The Billing and Statement Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the entire monthly student statement process - current and non-current accounts - as well as third party billing.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Generate monthly billing statements for current and non-current student accounts.
  • Responsible for billing student accounts for registration, housing and miscellaneous department charges.
  • Setup, implement and maintain billing tables in Colleague.
  • Maintain working relationship between Records Department, Student Finance Counselors, Director of Housing and various departments to insure accuracy of student statements.
  • Maintain and update Colleague with names, addresses and other pertinent information in regards to student statements.
  • Responsible for oversight of monthly statement generation.
  • Support the customer-service, student-centered focus of Student Finance.
  • Perform special assignments as requested by the directors of Student Finance.  

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

Education: Bachelors Degree preferred.

Experience: A minimum of two years of collections and billing experience required.  Be willing to work Sundays/evenings as needed.  Prefer proficiency in all Microsoft Office suite products.  

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: akmaitland@southern.edu

Cafeteria Worker - Food Services/Cafe

Location: Cafeteria

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99/hr

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

Duties and General Responsibilities:

  • Understand and complete the primary responsibilities of your position every shift.  Complete secondary responsibilities as needed during daily operations.
  • Be alert to student workers’ attendance and performance.
  • Notify the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understand and practice the best methods of quality preparation for each menu item and maintain the highest of standards in all food production.
  • Understand, maintain, and practice good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
    • Practice safe food handling
    • Keep the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the day
    • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Check the workers board for daily menu and for any special functions and assist in the preparation of special functions
  • Make sure all food and/or equipment is put away properly after meal period
  • Prepare items needed for special functions and make sure they are ready on time
  • Set up decks for meal, making sure it is ready on time for workers (35 minutes before meal time starts)
  • Receive and check in any deliveries during your meal period
  • Clean coolers, work area, and decks to maintain a sanitary work environment
  • Assist in the training of new workers
  • Take your turn and lead out in Sabbath and weekend duty.
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements:   Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, 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. 

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

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

Location: KR's Place

Hours: Part-time, hourly, 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

Job Summary: To work wherever needed in helping serve the guests and KR’s Student Workers at KR’s Place with a Loving, Christian & positive attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Be on time when scheduled to work
  • Be aware of Student Workers attendance and performance
  • Relate any employee issues to immediate supervisor
  • Help to prepare and serve menu items
  • Clean and stock whatever station needs it - Daily
  • Assist others when you are not busy at your station
  • Operate register when needed
  • Settle drawer at the end of the evening shift
  • Be a team player
  • Prepare Food & Work Stations for morning shift
  • Reinforce all department rules
  • Follow through with responsibilities directed by KR’s Manager

Oversee the following each evening:

  • Make sure areas are all clean
  • All food must be dated, labeled, and put away
  • Dishes are to be rinsed and left on cart and taken down to dish room
  • All trash, cardboard, rags, and aprons to be taken down to 2nd floor to designated areas
  • Tables/ floors in dining area and kitchen to be wiped/ swept and mopped
  • Refill and stock all paper products
  • Refill and stock drink coolers
  • Cooler temperatures checked and recorded
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements:  An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a SDA church member in good and regular standing.  Able to have a good report with students, staff, customers and be open to change.

Education and Experience:   A high school diploma. Supervisory experience.

Skills and Aptitudes: Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with students and staff with a team spirit.  Have safety-consciousness awareness.

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu


Temporary Positions

Housekeeping Assistant - Talge Hall

Job Summary: The Housekeeping Assistant will help the Housekeeping Supervisor during the summer.

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

  • Observe and enforce all residence hall and university policies throughout the residence hall.
  • Maintain a neat, well groomed personal appearance at all times and enforce school dress code for student janitors.
  • Promptly inform Housekeeping Supervisor of needed repairs. 
  • Assist Talge maintenance/Plant Services workers as needed.
  • Ensure favorable department image to students, parents, and visitors by exhibiting a helpful attitude at all times.
  • Ensure janitor closets are kept properly stocked and orderly.
  • Maintain empty rooms in "move in" condition.
  • Oversee a crew of student janitors.
  • Perform other duties and assignments as directed.

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

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent, two to five years supervising employees. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills.

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

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal residence hall conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is usually well lighted an ventilated.

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Painter - Plant Services

Job Summary:  Primarily to do painting and related duties on exterior and interior of campus buildings, housing and apartments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Paints by rolling, brushing or spraying
  • Preparation of surfaces for painting by scraping, caulking and sanding
  • Assists in moving furniture, cabinets, doors and drawers
  • Equipment cleanup
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

Qualifications:  Must be familiar with various types of preparation for painting and methods of application. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with a good driving record. 

Education and Experience: Professional painting experience required.

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

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

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal weather and office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. May require outside work for exterior painting. 

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email:akmaitland@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279