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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.
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: Biology/Allied Health Department

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

To Begin: Fall 2022

Job Summary: Seeking a Biology PhD who will teach upper and lower division courses with expertise in areas such as physiology, bioinformatics, or virology, but other specialties will be considered.  Desire Adventist holding a short-term interpretation of the creation of life on earth and committed to involvement with undergraduate students in the classroom as well as guiding independent student research projects. 

Qualifications: PhD in Biology

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

To Apply: Send CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 references to:  Keith Snyder, Biology Search Committee Chair, Southern Adventist University, Box 370, Collegedale, TN  37315; Phone:  423-236-2929; FAX: 423-236-1926; email:  kasnyder@southern.edu.

Location: 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

Salaried Staff

Location: School of Business

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary:
The individual is responsible for all activities relating to managing the graduate studies program in the school of business including but not limited to the admissions process, advising, growing enrollment, liaising with other school of business staff and faculty and others on campus to increase and/or establish partnerships with businesses and organizations within the greater Chattanooga metropolitan area; liaising with internal departments on development and use of marketing materials and management of the school of business content in the graduate catalog are maintained/updated. This position may be responsible for supervision of one or more graduate assistants; teaching between one and two classes in the undergraduate business program; associated advising of undergraduate students; and other departmental duties as assigned by the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the graduate program in the school of business in cooperation with the dean and the graduate studies faculty representative
  • Pursue and build relationships that increase enrollment in the program in a measurable way and a notable degree
  • Manage student-related CMS data and leverage for purposes of growing enrollment
  • Exercise discretion and good judgment in coaching students in the development of academic advising plans for graduate and undergraduate students (100-120 students per semester)
  • Collaborate with the dean to ensure courses are scheduled according to detailed course offering information by semester during each academic year
  • Must be able to manage the student admission and progression process and supervise the graduate assistants assigned to this function
  • Exercise discretion and good judgment when suggesting corrective actions to students
  • Assist with departmental recruiting and career fairs (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Hire graduate assistants and manage workflow in a way to accomplish program and departmental goals
  • Organize a “New Student Orientation” each fall
  • Represent the SB at open house events both on and off-campus
  • Facilitate and execute senior exit interview for graduate students
  • Collect and organize data for UPAR, SACS and IACBE program management and accreditation reporting process
  • Teach in the undergraduate business program as needed and within areas academically qualified
  • Collaborate with departmental staff on other SB initiatives as needed

 Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a business related field

Qualifications:

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with students and individuals in all levels of business management and community interface
  • Ability to synthesize diverse sources of information for use in decision-making and strategy development
  • Ability to work energetically, often at a quick pace, to accomplish diverse responsibilities
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing environmental contexts
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in cooperatively fulfilling position responsibilities and departmental initatives
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency; ability to learn additional software as needed to fulfill job description and responsibilities
  • Discretion and good judgment in the execution of all duties

Expectations

  • Professional dress and demeanor.  Dedicated, energetic, results oriented, team player, flexible, loyal, and ability to maintain confidentiality

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 35 pounds. 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 office/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, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be 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: Risk Management

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Director of Risk Management identifies and evaluates the risk exposure of Southern Adventist University and implements the most appropriate techniques and processes for treating those exposures. The Director is also the administrator of insurance related benefits including but not limited to: property & casualty, workers compensation, commercial auto, and student health. Assures campus compliance under OSHA and EPA requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities under Risk Management: 

  • Administers and purchases student health insurance.
  • Administers and purchases workers compensation insurance.
  • Administers and purchases insurance for the following; property & casualty, commercial automobile, & other lines of business.
  • Promotes and monitors safe study and work conditions on campus.
  • Serves as Loss Control Officer for property, commercial automobile, and liability insurance.
  • Promotes safety and provides training to employees on safe procedures.
  • Performs periodic safety inspections on campus.
  • Monitors and effects compliance with OSHA and EPA requirements.
  • Attends conferences and training pertaining to the insurance and safety industries
  • Serves on various committees as assigned.
  • Performs 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, an SDA church member in regular standing.    

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business. Insurance experience or related field preferred. Three years of experience in risk management and loss control. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Be able to read and understand insurance contracts.  Have computer skills, preferably MS Office Products. Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision.  Must possess good organizational skills. 

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, walking, 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: patriciapetersen@southern.edu

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. This position requires a high level of proficiency in website development and architecture and the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities.

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

Skills and Experience

  • HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • 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
  • 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
  • NGNIX/Linux servers a plus
Special Requirements:An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, an SDA church member in regular standing. 

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, walking, 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: 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: Plant Services

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay:
$18.34 - $23.86/hr

Job Summary:
The millwork technician will perform general carpentry and millwork jobs related to maintenance, renovation, and construction of campus facilities, working cooperatively with other employees.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Takes responsibility for the Millwork Shop:
    • Makes sure area is clean and safe
    • Sees that all guards and safety devices are in place and operational
    • Restocks regular supplies by ordering through purchasing department
    • Keeps stock materials organized
    • Maintains organization of tool room and sees that tools are checked out and returned
  • Performs millwork and other carpentry duties as assigned
  • Reports to supervisor any hazardous conditions observed
  • Reports to supervisor any code deficiency observed and is responsible to work toward bringing campus facilities up to current building code requirements
  • When asked, participates in the planning and construction of projects for remodeling, renovation and new construction of campus facilities
  • 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: Training and experience in cabinet building and carpentry and knowledge of how to perform maintenance functions. Basic computer skills required.  Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 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 as a finish carpenter and/or cabinet maker.

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

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

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed in a warehouse environment with hearing and/or dust protection needed at times.  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: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $14.33 - $19.82/hr

Job Summary: Be a working supervisor, meaning: working one-on-one training students, lead out and direct students in the preparation of the salad bar and slicing meat substation for sale.  Training for all other tasks needed for the Salad department to run smoothly.

General Duties:

  • Be aware of your student employees’ attendance and performance (the ones you supervise).
  • Train student worker(s)
  • Notify the Deli Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the department
  • Understand and practice proper methods of preparation for each item on the 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
  • Direct and lead out in the preparation of all foods for the salad bar and salads.
  • Check temperatures at all times – cold foods below 40 degrees.
  • Set up/break down Salad Bar
  • Prep vegetables for Salad Bar
  • Quality Control – check and inventory dates and expirations
  • Fill special orders pending for the day
  • Straighten walk in cooler Daily- especially checking for expired foods
  • Maintain salad bar clean and stocked during lunch
  • Make list of food items needed for your department
  • Clean up work stations before leaving
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example
  • 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 in Food Service or food preparation experience. Supervision and management experience. 

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively and manage student workers. 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 40 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 ventilate.

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: $17.63 - $23.13/hr

Job Summary: The Assistant Purchasing Coordinator will assist the Purchasing Coordinator in maintaining and improving the organization of Plant Services stock, supplies and tools. He/she will process paperwork related to purchases of stock and supplies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains organization of the Plant Services stock room, monitor stock levels and place orders as needed
  • Processes charges for stock used for other campus departments
  • Assists in preparing month-end labor and material charges on specific jobs for Accounting
  • Manages the tool room and tool checkout
  • Manages the “Inflow” software used for inventory
  • Performs credit card reconciliations
  • Does the year-end inventory count and reporting
  • Does the town trip when the regular driver is off work
  • Builds and maintains relationships with vendors and acts as liaison to employees to ensure timely procurement of supplies
  • Researches to determine where to find the best quality materials and products for the best prices
  • Supervises student labor assigned to stockroom
  • Processes shipping and receiving of materials
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned
  • Maintains and updates EPA mandatory refrigerant storage and usage records for SAU

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. Must be able to be a positive representative of Southern Adventist University to the vendors and the public.

Qualifications: Must be familiar with construction, materials and tools. Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors).  Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite. Be a self-starter, able to work without supervision and possess good organizational skills. Able to multitask and work effectively under pressure.  Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently and be able to communicate effectively.  Must hold valid U.S. driver’s license with good driving record. Able to operate forklift.  Hold a current EPA 608 refrigerant license.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma.  Experience in construction and/or purchasing.

Physical Demands: Requires lifting, pulling, working on knees, standing, bending and reaching. The job may require lifting up to 50 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computer, fax machine, calculator, telephone and standard trade tools.

Skills and Aptitudes:High attention to detail and good customer service skills.  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) is required.  Have safety-consciousness and able to promote it within work force.  Must use care with tools and equipment.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are typically performed under normal weather and office or warehouse conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. 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: 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: English and History/Political Studies

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $15.99 - $21.49/hr

Job Summary: The office manager manages the diverse operations and needs of the English and History/Political Studies departments, including supervising procedural and organizational functions, communications and relations, and support of academic staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Types correspondence, department minutes, and specific assignments
  • Handles general departmental phone calls, redirecting messages as necessary
  • Sorts and distributes mail
  • Processes new-hire paperwork for adjunct instructors and student workers
  • Aids full-time and adjunct faculty with campus and departmental operations
  • Processes electronic time cards for student workers
  • Orients and instructs student workers on office procedures and equipment
  • Purchases departmental supplies, subscriptions, etc.
  • Allocates credit card purchases and maintains records
  • Collects club and honors dues and fees
  • Recruits and updates honors memberships
  • Secures reservations and purchases food, event tickets and transportation for events, activities, meetings, and banquets
  • Designs posters and promotes events and activities
  • Handles sign-up sheets for departmental functions
  • Assists student workers with care of bulletin boards as needed
  • Supervises the use of equipment in the faculty workroom, including servicing of equipment and cleaning the room
  • Maintains departmental websites and alumni newsletters 
  • Performs other business-related functions as assigned
  • Contributes to welcoming and positive departmental ethos
  • Other relevant duties as required

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

Education and Experience: High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Qualifications: Strong communication and customer service skills. Self-directed and efficient professional who assumes ownership of assigned duties. Highly organized, detail-oriented, and creative problem-solver. Flexible and able to maintain a positive disposition while working with internal and external customers. Computer proficiency and working knowledge of office equipment.

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 a normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under standard 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: WSMC Radio Station

Hours: Part-time, hourly ( Approx. 10 hrs. per week) 

Pay: $15.99 - $21.49/hr

Job Summary: The Content Manager oversees all operations and material relating to content shared with the community. This includes radio programs and promotions over FM and streaming platforms, websites, social media videos and posts, podcasts, and marketing outreach. The content will initially focus on WSMC’s classical music audience and subsequently expand to include evangelistic outreach on WSMC’s sister station, Oasis. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Content
    • Oversees all content produced at the radio station, both on-air and off-air. This includes content on FM broadcasts, streaming platforms, websites, social media, podcasts, and in marketing pieces.
    • Works with the sales manager and underwriting clients to put client information on WSMC’s website and create pre-roll announcements on WSMC streaming platforms, creating a new revenue stream.
    • Ensures content is optimized for listener/follower enjoyment and engagement using industry best practices for each platform.
    • Ensures all content is listener/follower-centric and donor-centric. The goal of all content is to move listeners/followers on an engagement and giving path.
  • Student Learning
    • Oversees all student learning at WSMC. This includes students who work at the station directly, along with students from other departments performing class projects, practicums, internships, or other work involving the radio station.
    • Works with WSMC’s general manager and faculty and staff from other departments to ensure training and content goals are met.
    • Is the primary supervisor for the students and will assist with hiring, training, scheduling, and monitoring their performance.
    • Strives for an environment where working at WSMC is a highlight of the student experience at Southern Adventist University, where the learning opportunities available would lead to enrollment and retention growth.

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

Qualifications: Strong relationship-building skills and a passion for serving the greater community outside the Church.  Must be an adept communicator with strong engagement skills within and outside the Seventh-day Adventist community. Bachelor’s degree required. Extensive knowledge of classical music and of radio programming is preferred. Must have a passion for training and supervising students.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires driving, 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. Employee will occasionally assist or supervise students at events on and off-campus.

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