Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Teaching Faculty - School of Computing

Location: School of Computing

Hours: Full-time, salary

Job Summary: Southern Adventist University seeks a full-time faculty member for the School of Computing.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate in computer science, information technology, information systems, or a related area.  Such an individual would teach graduate and undergraduate courses, develop course materials, advise students academically, serve on university committees, and perform other duties expected of full-time faculty.

Master’s prepared individuals also may apply.  The duties for faculty with only a master’s degree are the same as those listed above excluding teaching courses at the graduate level.

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

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), portfolio samples, and at least three references to Rick Halterman, School of Computing, Southern Adventist University, halterman@southern.edu.  

Teaching Faculty - School of Visual Art and Design

Location: School of Visual Art and Design

Hours: Full-time, salary

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

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

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

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

Teaching Faculty - Physics & Engineering

Location: School of Physics & Engineering

Duties and Responsibility:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Email: caviness@southern.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Mental Health Counselor - Student Success Center

Location: Student Success Center

Hours: Part-time, salary

Job Summary: Conduct individual and group counseling sessions in a caring, culturally accepting and confidential environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group counseling for all undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Work with the Counseling Services Coordinator to organize and present preventative and developmental intervention programming.
  • Assist the Counseling Services Coordinator and the Student Success Center Director in the administration of student success programming.

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

Qualifications: A Master’s degree and licensure in counseling (LPC) preferred. 

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching.  May require lifting up to 25-30 pounds.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort.  Work area is 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: jwampler@southern.edu

Salaried Staff

 

Hourly Staff

Assistant Store Manager - Village Market

Location: Village Market

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $17.13 - $22.28/hr. 

Job Summary: To assist the Store Manager in general management duties and to share responsibility for the store’s operation and performance. To coordinate and direct the overall operations of the store in the absence of the Store Manager.

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

  • General
    • Observe and enforce all store and university policies;
    • Observe and enforce all local, state  and federal laws and regulations;
    • Maintain a neat, well groomed personal appearance at all times, to set an example for others to follow; enforce store dress code adherence and grooming standards;
    • Actively support the Store Manager in the fulfillment of his/her responsibilities in planning, organizing, directing and controlling store activities and operations;
    • Familiarity with and the ability to perform all basic functions of the Store Manager’s position;
    • Customer Relations:
      • Greet customers and be alert and observant at all times;
      • Ensure that all staff members provide customers with prompt and courteous service and assistance;
      • Handle customer complaints;
    • Contribute to profitable operation of the store;
    • Perform all duties of the Store Manager in his/her absence;
    • Perform other duties and assignments as directed;
  • Bookkeeping
    • Responsible for employee schedule and controlling labor cost to ensure that they are within budget relative to projected sales and operating results;
    • Ensure that  accurate records are maintained in tracking margins and markdowns, in-store use of merchandise, bad merchandise/spoilage write-offs according to store policies and procedures;
    • Ensure that all invoice documents are recorded accurately on the applicable receiving log and that all signed invoices are stored in the designated secured areas according to store policy;
  • Merchandising
    • Ensure that product rotation procedures are rigidly observed and that merchandise and merchandising is of optimum freshness and quality to achieve maximum sales and profits;
    • Ensure that store personnel keep refrigerated coolers and shelves fully stocked and faced to the maximum extent possible according to tag allocation and department standards;
    • Ensure that all merchandise is properly priced and price changes implemented in a timely manner in accordance with the store’s pricing guidelines with regular shelf price audits;
    • Evaluate pricing competitiveness regularly on all key items through comparisons by making periodic competitive shopping field trips;
    • Ensure that all ad merchandise is properly priced, displayed and signed and that the prices of previous sale items are restored to normal;
    • Ensure that all displays are built for maximum sales and profits, are neat and colorful, include tie-in merchandise when applicable, and are properly signed;
    • Assist in controlling inventory levels to minimize overstocks and under-stocks to maximize sales, inventory returns, and return-on-investment within established guidelines for the store;
    • Implement timely discount, price change and signing programs;
  • Marketing
    • Assist the Store Manager with the marketing task for the store including but not limited to;
      • Meeting with various companies to discuss advertising plans and goals;
      • Scheduling store demonstrations and events;
      • Posting to Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc;
      • Monitoring website of store and competition and make suggestions for change and updating;
      • Calling on various businesses and community organizations to promote our business;
      • Assisting with a Marketing Intern to accomplish our marketing strategy;
  • Maintenance and Safety
    • Assist in maintaining the building and equipment in maximum operational condition;
    • Implement the highest standards in housekeeping program that ensures a clean, safe store that is appealing to the eye and to the store’s customers;
    • Ensure that all checkout, sales and storage areas are kept clean , clear and in good order;
    • Ensure that applicable staff members perform hourly sweeps of designated floor areas in accordance with store policy and that all personnel understand procedures and respond promptly to emergencies and potential safety hazards such as spills and broken glass or plastic containers that contain liquid products;
    • Ensure that staff members check refrigeration equipment at regular intervals during business hours;
    • Assist in maintaining an effective fire and safety program within the store in accordance with university policies;
    • Participate in the store’s safety committee and ensure that all personnel are safety-conscious and adhere to the safe method of performing their duties;
  • Security
    • Ensure that receiving policies and procedures are complied with to provide effective protection of store assets at all times;
    • Ensure that all signed invoices are stored in a designated secured area according to store policy;
    • Maintain effective security standards and procedures for all areas within the store;
    • Keep Store Manager and key staff members informed of security issues at all times;
  • Personnel
    • Ensure maximum utilization of store personnel through effective management of;
      • Work schedules;
      • Personnel grooming and appearance factors including dress code adherence;
      • Training and development;
      • Employee relations;
    • Ensure that duties are assigned and delegated effectively to achieve maximum performance from personnel resources;
    • Maintain high standards of employee morale and promote and atmosphere of cooperation;

Requirements and Conditions (Essential Functions): To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all of the duties described in the preceding 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:

  • Minimum educational requirement is a high school education with a college background helpful and preferred ;
  • Should have at least three years experience in the supermarket industry with successful participation in a management training program or five years experience coupled with active participation in a concurrent management training program; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Should have a comprehensive working knowledge of all aspects of store management and operations;
  • Should have some experience in handling personnel relations; some academic exposure or background in this area also desirable but not required;

Mathematical Skills:

  • Must possess the math skills necessary to supervise and handle sales transactions, tender change, verify vendor invoice charges and counts, calculate gross margins, percentages and losses, create operating budgets, make financial forecasts and projections, calculate productivity yardsticks such as sales per man-hour, evaluate inventory reports to implement corrective measures if required, and analyze receiving logs;
  • Must be able to read and understand income statements and have the necessary accounting skills and experience to be able to balance cash receipts or vault cash counts, readily detect errors and omissions, and troubleshoot errors or discrepancies in cash or column balances;

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 or 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 cash registers and other equipment;
    • read and understand company handbooks, policies and procedures;
    • be able to instruct, train, counsel and communicate effectively with employees;
    • be able to communicate effectively with customers, visitors and sales representatives;
    • be able to compose and write information notices or bulletins to staff members as well as maintain written records of corrective interviews in disciplinary proceedings;
    • be able to communicate and respond effectively, both verbally and in writing, to governmental or insurance-related inquiries or investigations;
    • other written job-related documents including postings on company bulletin boards;
  • Ability to compose and write reports, procedure manuals, effective departmental memos, employee corrective action notices and other business correspondence;

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:

  • Must be familiar with the operations of all other departments in the store;
  • 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 in the store;
  • Proficient computer skills are required including but not limited to ; Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets including use and design, Microsoft Outlook, etc;

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described 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 sit, stand, and use the hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • The employee must frequently walk, talk or hear, and reach with the hands and arms and occasionally, the employee must crouch or kneel;
  • Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision and the ability to adjust focus including sufficient visual acuity to check accounting reports, invoices,  contracts and other written documents;
  • Be able to climb a ladder to retrieve inaccessible items for customers located above freezer cases or from stockrooms and other storage areas;
  • Have sufficient physical mobility or agility to be able to respond to fire or other emergencies such as cleanup requests (due to accidental spills or breakage of containers having liquid contents), shoplifting and other security assistance requests, customer accidents, etc;
  • Be able to perform all duties and responsibilities in an efficient and satisfactory manner that meets the minimum standards for volume, productivity, accuracy, cleanliness, harmony, safety and profitability established by the employer;

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

  • The work environment includes occasional exposure to, in or around refrigerated storage areas and relatively damp and humid conditions;
  • Typically, the noise level in the work environment is moderate, however, on occasion, it can be somewhat noisy when power tools and equipment are in use or when duties require a temporary presence in the compressor area;
  • Access to break areas, storage areas, offices and employee restrooms requires ascending and descending a flight of stairs;

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Produce Associate (Part-time - Village Market)

Location: Village Market

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $8.33 - $13.33/hr. 

Job Summary: To maintain and operate the Produce 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 using store dress code and grooming standards;
    • 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 frozen storage areas;
    • Keep manager or other designated personnel aware of low inventory conditions or spoilage problems;
    • 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 slicing, cutting, weighing, packaging and pricing merchandise;
    • Assist in the preparation of food products;
    • Assist in training associates when assigned;                   
    • Maintain good communications with superiors and subordinates throughout the store;
    • Control excessive use of utilities and water and observe sound conservation practices;
    • Perform other duties and assignments as directed;
    • Ensure favorable department image to customers by maintaining a clean, attractive and friendly department;
    • Greet all customers and provide them with prompt and courteous service or assistance.
    • Supervise student employees, ensuring employees stay on task and perform job in timely acceptable manner.
    • Be responsible for closing down produce department in the evening, putting product away and cleaning up.
    • Thoroughly inspect produce on aisle for quality in the morning.
    • Be willing and able to work full time hours when produce manager is away.  Be responsible for placing and receiving orders in manager’s absence.
    • Assist with department inventory as needed/assigned.
  • Bookkeeping
    • Use correct pricing as determined by department manager; ensure that all merchandise is properly dated;
    • Maintain and submit all required records and reports including tracking and spoilage sheets.
  • 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;
    • Maintain a procedure for making regularly scheduled inspections of display racks and refrigerated cases to ensure product freshness and visual appeal; cull damaged or marginal products from racks and display cases hourly or more frequently as required;
    • 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 food preparation, 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.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None Required

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

Language Skills: 

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

Reasoning Ability:

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

Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Be fully knowledgeable and thoroughly familiar with all products carried in the department;
  • Be able to handle special request from customers accurately;
  • Be able to perform all duties and responsibilities in 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 crouch or kneel.
  • The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds carrying bulk food products, concentrated product canisters, trash containers, and frequently exert of 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 under temperature extremes in refrigerated storage areas up to 20 minutes at a time;
  • Be able to work with fresh fruits, vegetables and other agents without negative allergic consequences;
  • Be able to tolerate moderate amounts of dust and chemical fumes from common commercial cleaning agents such as bleach and cleaners during routine housekeeping duties;
  • Have sufficient memory retention skills to memorize daily menu items and specials, customer orders, etc.

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

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

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

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

Main Focus of Evening Shift;

  • Keep aisle well stocked, but not overflowing
  • Provide customer service to produce area
  • Keep produce neat and orderly
  • As you stock, inspect and rotate produce, removing poor quality produce
  • Clean up aisle and produce room

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.

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

Learning Resource Center - School of Nursing

Location: School of Nursing

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $14.51 - $19.51/hr. 

Job Summary: This full-time position includes responsibility for coordinating testing and LRC user schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting students with use of LRC equipment and learning programs;
  • management of testing software, assisting faculty with test set-up, administration, and test security;
  • negotiating with vendors for software, media, and equipment;
  • And hiring and coordinating schedules for LRC employees.

Qualifications: Computer, software and technology trouble-shooting skills are imperative. Applicants should also possess organizational, budgeting, management and interpersonal skills. 

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

Guest Lodging Coordinator and Billing Specialist (Part-time) - Guest Services and Lodging

Location: Guest Services and Lodging

Hours: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $14.00 - $18.99

Job Summary: The Guest Lodging Coordinator provides clerical support to Guest Services and Lodging, with particular responsibility for managing the bookkeeping and financial tracking. This person will also assist in meeting goals set for guest lodging. The Coordinator is expected to exude gracious hospitality in serving clients. Flexibility toward schedule may be required for certain events. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the customer service agent who efficiently and effectively resolves the concerns of clients and exceeds the expectations of those using Guest Services and Lodging.
  • Supervise student workers.
  • Manage and maintain the reservation system used for guest lodging. 
  • Provide support for guest services as needed and assigned.
  • Process all billing for guests and ensure payments have been made.
  • Responsible for resolving any billing issues that occur.
  • Maintain accurate financial records of the department and formulate financial reports as requested by management.
  • Analyze the financial records of the department to ensure expected profitability goals will be met.
  • Reconcile the Guest Services and Lodging financial records with those reported by Accounting.
  • Manage check-in and check-out process for guests, including guest entry into the lodging.
  • Coordinate cleaning and reset of lodging with housekeeping staff.
  • Perform all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications: Candidate should possess excellent organizational and communication skills; provide superior customer service and maintain a good working relationship with campus colleagues; exhibit knowledge of data entry and word processing skills. Excel software proficiency is a MUST. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have a desire to grow professionally including a willingness to learn new systems and procedures.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required for the right candidate to be considered.

Experience: Candidate should have experience in performing clerical and financial duties and effectively communicating and networking with individuals. Previous accounting, bookkeeping and/or hospitality industry experience preferred. 

Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and an 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. Responsibilities may occasionally require attendance at events and/or on-call time outside of standard office hours.

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

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

Location: KR's Place

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

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

Oversee the following each evening:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Temporary Positions

Housekeeper (TEMP) - Guest Lodging

Location: Guest Lodging

Hours: Flexible hours Sunday - Friday, not to exceed 24 hours in a one week period.

Job Summary: The housekeeper is responsible for cleaning and re-setting apartments after guest(s) departure in a timely manner so apartment is ready to be occupied again.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Duties will include and are not limited to:
    • Washing Linens
    • Cleaning/disinfecting apartment
    • Re-setting entire apartment
    • Vacuuming and mop all floors

Requirements: 

  • Must be physically able to ascend and descend stairs.
  • Bend and move freely, be able to move and clean under furniture, and carry up to 25lbs. while walking up and down stairs.

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