Faculty and Staff Openings

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Faculty Positions

Teaching Faculty - School of Journalism and Communications

Department/School: Journalism and Communication

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

DUTIES

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

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

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

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to:

Rachel Williams-Smith

rwilliamssmith@southern.edu

SAU School of Journalism & Communications

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315.

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: Nursing

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

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

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

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to search committee chair:

Christy Showalter

cshowalter@southern.edu. 

SAU School of Nursing,

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315.

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: Nursing

Duties/Responsibilities: School of Nursing seeks a full-time faculty to join a mission-focused team. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at the undergraduate level. An earned doctorate is preferred.

Qualifications: Requisite qualities include successful teaching experience, interest in research, flexibility, and commitment to Adventist nursing education.

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

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to search committee chair:

Christy Showalter

cshowalter@southern.edu.

SAU School of Nursing,

PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315.

Adjunct Faculty

Salaried Staff

Vice President for Spiritual Life

Hours: Full-time, Salary

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

REPORTS TO: University President

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS:

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

COMPENSATION: Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Send curriculum vitae or inquiries to:

Email: presidentoffice@southern.edu

Curriculum Development Specialist - Online Learning and Academic Technology

Location: Online Learning and Academic Technology

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Curriculum Development Specialist (CDS) oversees the design and development of online learning initiatives at Southern Adventist University.  The CDS collaborates with content experts to create new online courses, both synchronous and self-paced, as well as microcredentials.  The Curriculum Development Specialist manages Southern’s online coaches who assist content experts in development of online programming and ensures that existing courses are revised on a schedule that maintains quality in all online courses and programs.  The Curriculum Development Specialist evaluates online teaching and assists in training of professors and online coaches in best practices of online pedagogy.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Directs the development of online courses adhering to sound online pedagogy, design consistency, and appropriate use of online technologies.
  • Advances the implementation of best practices for distance education and classroom technology integration.
  • Collaborates with deans and department chairs on course development for existing and new online courses and programs.
  • Coordinates production of course materials and suggest improvements to faculty to maintain the academic integrity of online courses and programs.
  • Ensures that national accreditation policies or procedures are being followed in regard to all aspects of online learning, including but not limited to: exam security, student access, student services, (advisement, library, etc.) financial aid availability, etc.
  • Works with SOC Director to plan, conduct, and coordinate training for faculty in developing an understanding of technology-rich instructional approaches and best practices for distance education.
  • Directs the work of online coaches who assist in building online courses.
  • Recommends changes, as needed, to online professors and coaches.
  • Judges the effectiveness of strategies and initiatives.

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: Master’s degree in related field required.  Doctorate preferred. Experienced teacher. Previous experience managing technology teams and facilitating and coordinating technology integration and training in a higher education system. Experience in developing and managing distance education programs. Effective communication and strong organizational skills.

Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to communicate effectively.

 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 computer and telephone.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Director - Online Learning and Academic Technology

Location: Online Learning and Academic Technology

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Director of Online Learning and Academic Technology serves as a leader in distance education initiatives as well as  the selection, integration, training, and support of instructional technologies campus-wide. The director manages the operational aspects of the department to ensure quality, efficiencies, and effectiveness. This campus leader will liaison with academic and support departments on campus in the design and implementation of online courses and programs. The Director of Online Learning maintains current knowledge of distance education and classroom technologies through research and application, through collaboration with other distance education and technology leaders, and through attendance and presentation at annual conferences.  From time to time, this person may also represent Southern Adventist University by presenting and sharing technology resources with constituent groups and the community at large.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops a campus-wide long-range plan for distance education and classroom technology integration.
  • Directs the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards related to distance education and classroom technology integration. 
  • Directs the development of online courses adhering to sound online pedagogy, design consistency, and appropriate use of online technologies.
  • Advances the implementation of best practices for distance education and classroom technology integration.
  • Provides day-to-day management of all Online Campus courses and programs.
  • Oversees the support and function of the eClass learning management system.
  • Collaborates with deans on course development for existing and new online courses and programs.
  • Directs the development of online courses adhering to sound online pedagogy, design consistency, and appropriate use of online technologies.
  • Coordinates production of course materials and suggest improvements to faculty to maintain the academic integrity of online courses and programs.
  • Develops selected partner relationships with outside entities.
  • Ensures that national accreditation policies or procedures are being followed in regard to all aspects of online learning, including but not limited to: exam security, student access, student services, (advisement, library, etc.) financial aid availability, etc.
  • Acts as the department liaison with academic administration and communicates issues and events concerning online programs and department initiatives.
  • Administers the department’s budget.
  • Plans, conducts, and coordinates training for faculty in developing an understanding of technology-rich instructional approaches and best practices for distance education.
  • Directs the work of staff assigned to the department.
  • Recommends changes, as needed, to the online campus staff.
  • Identifies critical marketing populations and initiatives.
  • Judges the effectiveness of strategies and initiatives.
  • Coordinates assessment of the department's programs and initiatives.

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: Master’s degree in related field required.  Doctorate preferred. Experienced teacher. Previous experience managing technology teams and facilitating and coordinating technology integration and training in a higher education system. Experience in developing and managing distance education programs. Effective communications,

Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to communicate effectively.

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

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

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to:

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Director - Records and Advisement

Location: Records and Advisement

Hours: Full-time, Salary

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to:

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Director - Institutional Research and Planning

Location: Institutional Research and Planning

Hours: Full-time, Salary

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae to

Robert Young

Southern Adventist University

P.O. Box 370

Collegedale, TN 37315

Email: ryoung@southern.edu

Hourly Staff

Billing and Statement Coordinator - Student Finance

Location: Student Finance

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $16.00 - $21.00/hr

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

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

Education: Bachelors Degree preferred.

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Cafeteria Worker - Food Services/Cafe

Location: Cafeteria

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $13.01 - $17.99/hr

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

Duties and General Responsibilities:

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

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

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience in Food Service. Supervision and management experience. 

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Patrol Officer - Campus Safety

Location: Campus Safety

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16/hr

Job Summary: The full time patrol officer is scheduled to work 40 hours a week performing patrol officer duties and special assignments from the Campus Safety Department. Patrol officers are licensed by the State of Tennessee as unarmed proprietary security officers and must pass a criminal background check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learns policies and procedures of Southern Adventist University and enforces them.
  • Receive and maintain regular training,licensure, and certification in:
    • Tennessee State unarmed proprietary security officer license
    • CPR/AED
    • Basic First Aid
    • Defensive physical tactics, including handcuffing methods
    • Chemical spray usage and application
    • Collapsible baton usage and application
    • CLERY and TIBRS reporting
    • Legal responsibilities
  • Respond to, document, and report on:
    • Medical emergencies
    • Fire alarms and emergencies
    • Crime and criminal investigations
    • General safety concerns
  • Performs regular security patrols of campus property, buildings and parking lots by vehicle, foot, and bicycle.
  • Coordinates emergency incident command response in accordance with National Incident Management standards and training
  • Performs services including:
    • Motorist assists, such as jump starts and air in tires
    • Emergency apartment or building access
    • Safety escorts after dark
  • Learns the Vehicle and Traffic Regulations. Assists in parking management including patrolling parking lots, writing citations, placing road cones and barricades, and directing traffic.
  • Performs additional event duties monthly including traffic control, documentation, parking management, VIP escorts, and general security patrols at on and off-campus events such as graduation services, pageants, and university hosted community events.
  • Assists with dispatch services as needed, including:
    • Receiving and documenting phone calls
    • Monitoring radio traffic
    • Monitoring doors, closed-circuit cameras, and fire alarm systems
    • Processing access card requests
  • Maintain daily computer log of call response and security patrol documentation.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned by the director of Campus Safety.

Qualifications: 

  • Degree in related field preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to maintain physical training, first aid, and TN security license certification yearly. Must pass criminal background check.
  • Must have computer skills including familiarity with MS Office.
  • Be a self-starter and be able to work without direct supervision.
  • Must possess good organizational skills.
  • Must have leadership qualities and a willingness to learn new systems and procedures.
  • Must be a team player, loyal to the university and Campus Safety.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

Typical Physical Demands: 
Normally requires walking, sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May occasionally require additional physically demanding movement, including sprinting, jumping, rolling, striking and blocking movements with arms and legs, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, use keys, manipulate handcuffs, and use a touchscreen device. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Most job functions are performed in buildings with normal lighting and temperature conditions. Some job functions, such as security patrols and traffic control, are performed outside in any weather conditions. 

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu 

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

Location: KR's Place

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

Pay: $13.17 - $18.16

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

Oversee the following each evening:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu


Temporary Positions

Housekeeping Assistant - Talge Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: akmaitland@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Painter - Plant Services

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Education and Experience: Professional painting experience required.

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

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

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email:akmaitland@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279