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Faculty Positions

Location: School of Visual Art and Design

Hours: Full-time, salary

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

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

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

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

Location: School of Education/Psychology

Hours:
Full-time, salary

Job Summary:
Full-time teaching position in the area of Counseling, available for summer 2021.

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: Biology/Allied Health Department

Hours: Beginning Fall 2021, Full-time, salary

Job Summary: Desire Adventist biologist holding a short-term interpretation of creation and committed to involvement with undergraduate students in the classroom as well as guiding independent student research projects when appropriate. 

Qualifications: Prefer biology PhD who will teach upper and lower division courses and labs with heavy weighting on Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

Special Requirements: The successful candidate will be a member in good and regular standing 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: Chemistry Department

Hours: Beginning January 1, 2022, Full-time, salary

Job Description: The Chemistry Department seeks a full-time faculty member with expertise in biochemistry. Teaching responsibilities may be expected to include biochemistry lectures and labs for majors and pre-professional students, courses for nursing and allied health majors, and courses within the general education curriculum. Additional course responsibilities may also be assigned depending on the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate and the needs of the department. An ability and willingness to contribute to the growth of the department’s undergraduate research program by engaging students in lines of research that complement the research interests of the current faculty is desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in chemistry and biochemistry in collaboration with fellow faculty members
  • Provide effective academic advising for chemistry majors
  • Assist with extracurricular departmental activities and student recruiting
  • Work collegially with fellow faculty members and students to promote a nurturing learning environment
  • Serve on departmental and university committees

Qualifications: A doctoral degree in biochemistry (or a closely related field) is required, with a strong academic background in biochemistry, a demonstrated knowledge of best practices for teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level, a desire to implement and build on these best practices, and a commitment to teaching from a Biblical foundation.

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

To apply: Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of research interests, and contact information for at least three references to:

              Dr. Brent Hamstra, Chair

              Chemistry Department

Southern Adventist University

PO Box 370

Collegedale, TN  37315

Email: bhamstra@southern.edu

Location: History and Political Studies

Hours: Beginning July 1, 2021, Part-time, salary

Job Description: The History and Political Studies Department is recruiting candidates for an open position in American History. An ability to teach American history in its world context, with interests in the elements of American history that shine light on traditionally disadvantaged populations, would be especially valuable.

Duties and Responsibilities: Applicants should demonstrate facility in the classroom, provide evidence of scholarly activity pertinent to history or politics, and have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduates and contributing to a strong interdisciplinary liberal arts program.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in History is ideal. ABDs who want to work part-time while finishing their dissertation are encouraged.

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

Apply: Send 1) cover letter, 2) cv/resume, 3) statement of teaching philosophy to the chair of the department, Lisa Clark Diller, ldiller@southern.edu. Three letters of recommendation, describing the teaching, scholarship and collegiality of the candidate, should be sent directly to Lisa Clark Diller, ldiller@southern.edu.

Location: English Department

Hours: Beginning June 1, 2021. Full-time, salary

Job Description: Southern Adventist University seeks an English professor.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach a range of courses that may include firstyear writing, literature (e.g., Biblical literature, the literature of marginalized voices, Ancient and Modern Western Literature, and/or American and British literature), and creative, professional, or technical writing; specialization and professional experience in Creative Writing desired.

Competencies:

  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Strong student advocate who supports the learning and success of students from culturally diverse backgrounds in higher education
  • Commitment to Biblical integration in and out of the classroom
  • Emotionally literate
  • Attitude of servant leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing, and collaborative skills
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to changing procedures and methods
  • Professional attitude about work
  • Ability to foster a positive and productive work environment with the skill to lead, develop, empower, and motivate people and teams
  • Innovative, strategic thinking skills with the capability to implement goals
  • Proven experience in solving complex problems
  • Aptitude for mediating difficult situations
  • Skills to communicate effectively in a variety of modes and mediums
  • Facility to read, write, and speak English fluently
Qualifications:
  • PhD in English or MFA in Creative Writing preferred; Master’s degree in the discipline (e.g., English, Composition and Rhetoric, Professional Writing, Technical Writing) required
  • Significant experience teaching literature or writing (secondary and/or college level)
  • Experience teaching first year writing
  • Experience with hybrid or online learning platforms strongly preferred
Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ and the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day
Adventist Church. A Seventh-day Adventist church member in good and regular standing.

Cognitive and Physical Requirements:
  • Memory, reading, reasoning, analyzing, logic, and verbal and communication are essential requirements of the position
  • Additionally, this job operates in an office and classroom setting, which routinely requires the use/assisted-use of office and classroom equipment such as computers, projectors, phones, photocopiers, and more
Essential Functions:
  • Prepare and teach four courses per semester (total of 12 credit hours) plus one summer course (3 credit hours)
  • Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance records)
  • Participate in up to 2-3 committees on campus as requested
  • Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position
  • Advise English majors, assisting students in making plans for timely degree completion
  • Participate in student/club/program/Southern activities on the weekend as scheduled throughout the year
  • Participate in all English Department activities, such as department meetings, evening social gatherings, and celebrations as assigned by the English Department Chair
  • Maintain competency in the field through professional development
  • Take on additional duties as needed
To Apply:

Send (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement harmonizing the disciplinary content with the Seventh-day Adventist worldview, and (4) three letters of reference (describing the teaching, scholarship, and collegiality of the candidate) to the chair of the department, Dr. Keely Tary, ktary@southern.edu. Submission of materials as a PDF is preferred. Consideration of submitted materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Location: School of Nursing

Hours: Part-time, salary

Job Description: Part-time faculty for nursing statistics, methodology and research. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching assignments may include undergraduate and graduate statistics/biostatistics, research, capstone and DNP projects. 

Qualifications: Doctorate and teaching experience required.

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

To Apply: Send letters of interest and accompanying curriculum vitae may be sent to:

Christy Showalter
cshowalter@southern.edu

Location: School of Social Work

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Description: The School of Social Work is currently seeking an experienced and knowledgeable leader to fill a multifaceted role as our Director of Field Education. The appointment will be at a level commensurate with a candidate's experience. Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about teaching and monitoring social work competencies through the field experience by providing exceptional quality instruction and oversight.

The Director of Field Education for the School of Social Work works closely with the School of Social Work (SOSW) Dean and faculty and provides leadership to the Field Education Office that includes Faculty Field Liaisons and a Program Administrator.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all components of field education for both the BSW and MSW programs. The Field Education Office recruits, manages, and supports all placements, field instructors, and faculty liaisons; provides orientation and training to students, field instructors, and faculty liaisons; maintains partnership agreements with field agencies; uses field software (SONIA) to manage files for students and practicum sites; and facilitates integration of field education with other components of the BSW and MSW curricula.

In accordance with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), the Director of Field Education is responsible for providing leadership in the on-going development and implementation of the field education program, in accordance with field education accreditation standards. The Director of Field Education directs and coordinates all aspects of field education and practicum experiences. The Director of Field Education teaches and/or coordinates with the faculty teaching the generalist (foundation) and advanced generalist (concentration) field integration seminars, and advises in the BSW and MSW Programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE accredited university.
  • A minimum of two years of post-MSW social work practice experience.
  • Experience in social work field education or as a social work field instructor or task supervisor.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse backgrounds, including diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and facilitating in-person and online training programs;
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, problem solving, risk management, collaboration, planning, administration, and organization;
  • Record of institutional and/or community service;
  • Leadership experience in promoting cultural awareness and diversity;
  • Demonstrated understanding of relationship between the academic environment and agency practice; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting social justice through teaching and community service.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • University, college or professional teaching, administrative or professional training experience;
  • Social work practice experience with diverse populations;
  • Skills in using educational technologies;
  • Knowledge of database software and management.

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

Specific Job Duties:

The responsibilities of the Director of Field Education include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure compliance with all CSWE field education accreditation standards including development of the self-study;
  • Maintain and implement field education program requirements as laid out by the CSWE accreditation standards and the School of Social Work’s program requirements;
  • Ensure that field education policies and procedures are up to date and in compliance with all relevant standards;
  • Collect, review, and process field education intake forms, as well as related forms from BSW juniors and seniors, foundation and advanced MSW students;
  • schedule and meet with field education applicants to orient students to the field education process & discuss placement interests, career goals, and learning needs;
  • Prepare students for practicum and place and monitor students at practicum agencies;
  • Teach or co-teach practicum and field integration seminar courses;
  • Recruit new agencies, build rapport, and establish partnerships with the Field Education program;
  • Maintain current relationships with partnering field agencies where students are located. This includes, but is not limited to, the Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia areas.
  • Create and oversee the establishment of contracts with practicum sites;
  • Develop and implement evaluation instruments;
  • Develop field education policies and procedures;
  • Serve as the BSW/MSW Program contact and resource person for agency practicum supervisors;
  • Supervise the Field Liaisons and the Program Administrator.
  • Facilitate field-related programs such as Field Instructor Training, Field Appreciation Day.

To Apply: Submit the following documents to Dr. Laura Racovita, Dean of the School of Social Work, Southern Adventist University, racovita@southern.edu:

  • Letter of interest summarizing qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Leadership and Education Philosophy
  • Three professional letters of reference (e.g., current or former supervisor, colleague, a mentor)

For consideration, please submit your application prior to June 11, 2021.

Applicants must be willing to support the mission and core values of Southern Adventist University and be a member in good standing in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Location: McKee Library

Hours:
Full-time, Salary

Job Summary:
 The Public Services Librarian provides principal information literacy instruction and serves as a reference librarian as part of the research coaching team.  The Public Services Librarian also coordinates Campus Research Day, provides library tours, and contributes to managing the expert systems of the library. 

  • Provides information literacy instruction and teaches students, faculty, and staff to use library resources.
  • Provides virtual and in-person reference service.
  • Develops and updates instructional materials (print and online).
  • Provides outreach to faculty.
  • Promotes library services and resources.
  • Evaluates reference collection and contributes to collection development.
  • Serves as a library liaison to assigned schools/departments.
  • Shares responsibility for library expert systems maintenance.
  • Recommends policies concerning the department.
  • Maintains library public services statistics.
  • Maintains expert knowledge of current trends impacting public services.
  • Serves as the Campus Research Day chair and coordinates all aspects of the yearly Campus Research Day event.
  • Plans and leads tours of the library for various groups.
  • Coordinates with local artists to arrange for art exhibits in the library.
  • Participates in library faculty meetings, university-wide committees and in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
  • Serves as an advisor for General Education students.
  • 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, and SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Education and Experience: Masters Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or international equivalent). Experience with public services and information literacy instruction, preferably 3 years; working knowledge of current reference and database applications, as well as knowledge of library expert systems such as SpringShare, Mendeley, Primo, and Alma.

Qualifications: The candidate must be knowledgeable about the academic environment and the role of libraries in higher education; serve as an enthusiastic advocate for the library within the university and external communities; must feel at ease in the classroom; must have strong oral and written communication skills; possess excellent interpersonal skills; must be well informed about library practices, trends, automation; must possess administrative and organizational abilities; work productively with library faculty and staff; and promote collaboration. 

Typical Physical Demands: Require sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard 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 lit and ventilated.

To Apply: Send letters of interest and accompanying curriculum vitae may be sent to:

Deyse Bravo
dbravo@southern.edu




Location: School of Religion

Hours:
Full-time, Faculty

NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION UNDER THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S PERMANENT LABOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

An application concerning the employment of one or more alien workers for the following permanent position will be filed with the Department of Labor (DOL) or the Department of Homeland Security. This Notice of Filing will be posted for 10 consecutive business days, ending between 30 and 180 days before filing the permanent labor certification application.

Job Summary: Provide graduate academic advising and clinical supervision. Serve on departmental and university committees. Engage in activities of the counseling profession, including development/renewal, research and scholarly activity; and community service and advocacy. Teach classes in New Testament and Biblical Studies from a Seventh-day Adventist viewpoint to ministerial students and for the general education program. Serve as faculty advisor for students who are preparing for pastoral ministry. Represent the School of Religion by speaking for church services, camp meetings, ministerial meeting sand other gathers.  Teach Greek I, Greek II, New Testament Studies I, New Testament Studies II, Life and Teachings of Jesus, and Introduction to Biblical Exegesis.  Provide office hours each week. Attend weekly faculty meetings that take place in the School of Religion. Participate in other committee work as needed and accepted.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, New Testament, with a background in both pastoral ministry and teaching.  Applicants must have a love for Jesus, a strong commitment to the authority of Scripture, and a deep passion for Adventist message and mission, with the ability to engage students in a positive, faith-building manner in the classroom are essential. 

Special requirements:The qualified candidate must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and be an SDA church member in good and regular standing.

The employer will pay or exceed the prevailing wage, as determined by DOL.

LOCATION OF EMPLOYMENT:
4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale, TN 37515-0370

CONTACT AND EMPLOYER:     
Brenda Flores-Lopez
Southern Adventist University
4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale, TN 37515-0370

This notice is provided in compliance with 20 CFR 656.10(d). Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on the application to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Atlanta National Processing Center, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, NE., Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, telephone: (404) 893–0101, facsimile: (404) 893–4642, help desk e-mail: plc.atlanta@dol.gov.

Salaried Staff

Location: Advancement

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: The Vice President for Advancement provides leadership for building relationships that engage constituents, alumni, and donors. The Vice President oversees Planned Giving, Philanthropy, Strategic Partnerships, and Alumni Relations programs, that make up the Advancement
Department. As a part of building relationships that strengthen the mission of Southern Adventist University, the Vice President leads philanthropic initiatives such as capital campaigns, engaging those who have the greatest philanthropic impact.  The Vice President works closely with all the officers of the University but has a particular responsibility to coordinate efforts with those of the president. The Vice President serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and on various other leadership committees.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Leads and develops a highly effective team of people who make successful and lasting contributions to the University’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Manages the budget of the Advancement Department.
  • Sets appropriate goals and establishes procedures and methods necessary to meet those goals.
  • Manages a program that provides continued growth in capital, endowment, and current giving campaigns.
  • Seeks to develop and enhance strong relationships with major donors using a system that moves donor contact to the next level
  • Seeks to strengthen relationships from a wide range of potential donors including individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources.
  • Supports the president in advancement activities, managing engagement of prospects for major priorities, providing research, and conferring on strategies for the president’s portfolio.
  • Monitors the procedures for the acknowledgement of gifts and ensures that gifts are recorded in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Builds volunteer involvement and leadership in fundraising and alumni efforts.
  • Builds on a program that is designed to move donors from initial annual gifts to a lifetime of giving through capital and planned gifts.
  • Ensures that the alumni program strengthens relationships with all alumni and encourages involvement and philanthropic support.
  • Establishes and monitors fundraising policies and the appropriate use of gift funds.
  • Abides by the ethical standards established by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Donor Bill of Rights.

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

Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Advanced degree preferred.  Must have proven experience in fundraising and in administering a multifaceted fund raising program including capital campaigns. Capital campaign experience is required. The ideal candidate will have administrative experience and be able to contribute to the overall administration of the university. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and be able to read, write and speak English fluently.  Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) status preferred.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.  Must be able to travel.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

To Apply:
Please send a Cover Letter and CV to the office of the President at the following mailing address or the email address below:

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Contact Email: presidentoffice@southern.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Location: School of Business/ADC Program

Job Duties: Southern Adventist University invites applications for adjunct teaching positions in the School of Business. These positions are part-time, teaching undergraduate adult learners who are 25+ years old enrolled in the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Program at Southern. Courses being taught will consist of 8-week modules. Previous experience teaching adult learners is preferred, but not required. Courses will be taught hybrid and online. 

Minimum Requirements: Master's degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Business

Salary Schedule:  Salary is based upon a per course fee as determined by the University. No benefits are offered for this position

Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

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: School of Business/ADC Program

Job Duties: Southern Adventist University is seeking Course Developers to build 8-week teaching modules for adult learners in the School of Business. These positions are part-time, and the courses being built will be designed for undergraduate adult learners who are 25+ years old enrolled in the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Program at Southern. Previous experience building courses or teaching adult learners is preferred, but not required. Courses for ADC students will be taught hybrid and online. 

Minimum Requirements: Master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Business.

Salary Schedule:  Payment is based upon a per course fee as determined by the University. No benefits are offered for this position

Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official college transcripts will be required.

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: 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

Hourly Positions

Location: Cafeteria

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $13.38 - $18.51/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 your during the interview process.
  • 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 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
  • 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 but not required. A minimum of 2 years 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 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 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: Transportation Department

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $19.33 - $24.56

Job Summary: Performs all mechanical needs as it applies to maintaining university equipment and vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and repairs university vehicles and equipment
  • Provides and maintains personal tools to complete mechanical repairs
  • Assists maintenance technicians and student workers
  • Learns computer repair programs and processes paperwork as required
  • Travels out of town for bus trips or training purposes as needed
  • Works after hours to prep vehicles or check out vehicles for use as needed
  • Maintains a clean work area

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.

Employee must have the desire to grow with Transportation Services and the University.

May be necessary to come in after hours to prep vehicles and check-out for use. In this position it may be necessary to go out of town, for training purposes.

Qualifications:  Must have mechanical experience in all areas, a class B Commercial Driver’s License preferred, ability to obtain Class B Commercial License within 6 months of employment.

Must have the desire to grow with Transportation Services and the University.

Education:  ASE Master Technician certificate recommended.

Experience:  A minimum of five years’ experience demonstrating the ability to diagnose and to repair large and small diesel engines, tractors and small gas engines, computer controlled late model cars is essential. Supervisory experience and the ability to handle multiple demands is required. 

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. Position requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Willing to work in hot or cold environment. Area can become dusty with low fumes.

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 as required.

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: $19.03 - $24.17/hr.

Job Summary: The Waste-water Collection System Operator will be responsible for the Southern Adventist University waste-water collection system, its operations, reporting requirements, and repairs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit to the City of Collegedale, all system daily, quarterly, and yearly reports
  • Inspect and maintain all of SAU's sewer system.
  • Monitor, maintain, and record flow meter data.
  • Maintain and update the GIS mapping including all system details and specifications
  • Plan long and short-term system repairs and renovations as mandated by state and local authorities.
  • Respond to and supervise all system failures, back-ups or overflows. Document and report each event.
  • Maintain emergency preparedness of response equipment and training of responding Plant Services staff
  • Maintain collection system operator license and continuing education requirements.
  • Respond to 811 locate requests on campus
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director or his designee.

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

Qualifications:  Must have a Waste-water Collection System Operator license.  Must have knowledge of how to perform all system maintenance and repair functions. Must be experienced in all duties listed above. Basic computer skills required.  Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record.

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred.  A minimum of five years of experience in working on waste-water collection systems with varied experience in maintenance and repair tasks.

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

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

Working Conditions:  Essential tasks are performed under various weather conditions and in non-conditioned environments, including outdoor work for exterior repairs or maintenance.  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: Plant Services

Hours: Full-time, Hourly

Pay: $19.33 - $24.56/hr.

Job Summary:  The HVAC Technician will install, trouble-shoot and maintain central heat and air systems and water source heat pump systems as well as freezers, ice machines and other refrigeration, and other jobs related to the maintenance, renovation and construction of campus facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Repairs and services campus HVAC/R equipment
  • Does preventative maintenance on same equipment
  • Installs HVAC systems
  • Reports to supervisor any hazardous condition observed
  • Reports to supervisor any code deficiency observed and is responsible to work toward bringing campus facilities up to current building code requirements
  • Troubleshoots heat and air conditioning systems and refrigeration systems
  • 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 EPA refrigerant certified. Must be able to read schematics and troubleshoot.  Knowledge of commercial and industrial code applications.  Understanding of how circulating systems work both in modulating valves, steam traps and pumps.  Knowledge of how to perform other maintenance and preventive maintenance functions.  Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently, and be able to communicate effectively.  Computer skills required.  Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record.

Education and Experience: Certification for refrigeration and HVAC Type I & H.  A minimum of a high school diploma.  College or trade school education preferred.  A minimum of five years of experience as a heating/air conditioning and refrigeration specialist with varied experience in maintenance tasks.

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 as required.  Have safety-consciousness and able to promote it within work force.  Must use care with tools and equipment. 

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

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions of under various weather conditions and in non-conditioned construction environments, including outdoor work.  Working conditions may present abnormal temperatures (on roof tops) and/or humidity.  Work areas are normally well ventilated and lit, but a portable light and fan may be necessary.  May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or holidays for work needs.

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email:patriciapetersen@southern.edu

Location: Audio Visual

Hours: Full-time, Hourly

Pay: $14.63 - $19.86/hr.

Job Summary: The Audio Visual Technology Supervisor assists with the audio visual technology needs for 
classrooms, conference rooms, offices, digital signage and general university areas. Installs audio visual equipment on campus and provides training and guidance to first level of support personnel along with conducting second level of technical support. Recommends related technologies for class room and campus buildings in coordination with IS and Academic Technologies or Online Campus. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Is responsible for general office functions, which may include answering the telephone, scheduling and create invoices for services.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining AV classroom equipment standards.
  • Trains student employees in department policy and overall principles for effective video, sound, and lighting.
  • Assist AV Program Supervisor with events and programs as requested.
  • Maintains warranties on equipment.
  • Design and engineer stable class room audio visual systems to enhance the teaching experience for students.
  • Maintain all Audio Visual equipment on campus and maintain Crestron patches and firmware.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Information Systems.
  • Plan equipment installations and schedule equipment repairs utilizing student labor where needed.
  • Provide a weekly status to management for current activities and future needs.
Special Requirements: 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. Employee must maintain a Christian attitude working with program events and participants.

Qualifications:
  •  Be able to work a flexible schedule which includes day, evening, night, and weekends. Some overtime will be required.
  • Associate or Bachelors degree in related field or the minimum of two 2 years experience required.
  • Good communication skills a must.
  • Computer skills in power point and video editing are a plus.
  • Be a self-starter and able to work without supervision and must possess good organizational skills.
  • Have the desire to grow professionally, including a willingness to learn new systems and procedures.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Requires lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate P.A., video, lighting equipment, and office machines. Requires exceptional hearing and normal range of vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable 
discomfort. Occasional off campus programs working in outdoor or rented auditoriums environments.

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: School of Business

Hours: Full-time, Hourly

Pay: $15.17 - $20.39/hr.

Job Summary: The School of Business Office Manager facilitates and manages facets of School of Business.

Duties and Responsibilities: Facilitate and manage facets of school of business (SB) office life, including but not limited to:

  • Interviewing, hiring, and managing student workers
  • Managing the arrival experience of students and visitors to the SB
  • Responding diverse requests by students, faculty, visitors, and stakeholders and providing needed information or connecting them with appropriate resources
  • Planning, coordinating and/or managing SB events
  • Ensuring availability and accessibility of adequate resources for faculty/staff
  • Scheduling and facilitating a variety of SB meetings
  • Attending and recording minutes at meetings for SB faculty and the SB advisory council
  • Coordination and management of senior strategies presentations
  • Facilitating ETS exams and exit interviews each semester for graduating seniors
  • Compilation and maintenance of assessment data
  • Provision of administrative assistance to the dean
Education and Experience:
  •  Preferred: Bachelor’s degree
  •  Required: Three to five years of successful       experience in a comparable professional role.

Qualifications:    

  • A commitment to exercise discretion and judgment in the execution of all duties.
  • A commitment to interact in a courteous and professional manner with students, faculty, visitors, and other stakeholders on and off campus
  • Highly detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks amid competing demands
  • Willingness to be a self-starter and able to work without supervision
  • Effective communicator (verbal and written)
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft office products (e.g. Word, Excel)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility in work schedule to accommodate participation in SB student-related events (e.g. student dedication; student commissioning; student engagement activities, et al)

Special Requirements: 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. Employee must maintain a Christian attitude working with program events and participants.

Other Requirements:  Must possess current and valid driver’s license. Able to read, write, and speak English fluently.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25-30 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 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: $13.60 - $18.81/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. Other areas of the Cafeteria, such as the Dish Room, will be covered by the Cafeteria Floater as part of the daily schedule.

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
  • Operates dish room from 6am to 8am daily
  • Takes their turn and leads out on Sabbath and weekend duty
  • Maintains a Christian atmosphere by precept and examplePerforms 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 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 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: Part-time, hourly

Pay: $13.77 - $18.99/hr.

Job Summary: The Vending Manager is expected to take pride and ownership of Foodservice’s vending business. This position has the primary responsibility of overseeing the fleet of vending machines on campus, including maintenance, filling, pricing snack items, and ordering supplies. This position oversees a small team of student workers who assist with filling the machines. This positions also provides support for the Cafeteria when the need arises.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Sole responsibility: Ensures that vending machines are filled with a variety of snack items to meet campus demand
  • Ensures that machines are in working order at all times. Troubleshoots problems as they arise
  • Communicates and coordinates with off-campus technicians to maintain and repair machines
  • Communicates and schedules student workers to meet the demand of vending patrons
  • Oversees vending student workers schedules and work performed to ensure productivity
  • Ensures students are following the Health Department and Foodservice regulations
  • Motivates, counsels, and collaborates with Foodservice Director to discipline student employees when necessary
  • Places orders as needed with vendors to increase vending options
  • Supplements vending inventories with supplies from local distributors
  • Collects and reconciles cash on a monthly basis and deliver deposit to Cashier
  • Communicates and works closely with Foodservice Director to discuss vending challenges and to further develop the business
  • Assists directors with various Foodservice functions as deemed necessary for the success of the department
  • 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 good and regular standing.

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

Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively.  Be a self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills and has the ability to motivate others to do the same.  Approachable, customer service friendly, self-driven, positive attitude, high integrity, able to encourage others in productivity and cooperation.

Skills and Aptitudes: Must have a working knowledge of food service operations and at least beginner computer skills.  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees with a team spirit and the ability to interact appropriately with campus personnel and students.  Strong focus on health and safety codes in regards to food handling and production.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lit and ventilated. Some exposure to outside weather during transport.

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: $17.41 - $22.64/hr.

Job Summary: The Catering Manager will have the primary responsibility of all aspects of Food Service Catering, including but not limited to: contacting guests to plan events, creating catering orders, communicating catering orders to involved members of the team, setting up for events, and event execution. They will be managing and operating the Catering and Special functions for various departments of the university. They will also work with Guest Services and off-campus guests to cater various events outside of the university. As part of the Cafeteria team, this position provides support to Cafeteria production when needed in addition to other responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:                 

  • Keeps calendar up to date for Banquet Room reservations and special functions
  • Receives emails and calls for catering request and print the orders
  • Receives emails and calls from other departments on campus to schedule banquet rooms
  • Determines pricing and prepares estimates and quotes, as requested, for special events and catering requests
  • Manages Caterease software program and keeps it up to date
  • Purchases supplies and decorations for special functions
  • Makes a list of special item foods that need to be ordered for events and gives to the correct person to order.
  • Posts Special Event orders in each department-highlighting what portion of the event each department is responsible for.
  • Coordinates and communicates with the workers in each area of the Cafeteria, Deli, and CK2 to make sure they understand what is expected of them with each catering function and ensuring they can coordinate into their production
  • Coordinates and organizes staff workers to help in setting up and catering all meals in banquet room and other special events as needed
  • Gathers utensils, paper ware, and other items for picnics and other various outings on campus or going off campus.
  • Oversees all meals catered, ensuring successful execution
  • Generates and processes billing for special events and catering requests
  • Keeps files on all catered events. Makes notations for future improvements.
  • Turns in all invoices to be billed before the end of the month
  • Keeps banquet storage rooms neat, clean, and organized
  • Keeps track of banquet supplies and equipment, orders more as needed.
  • Researches new ideas in catering
  • 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, a SDA church member in good and regular standing.  Able to have a good rapport with employees–especially students.

Education and Experience: College or trade school education preferred.  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Food Service required.  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.

Skills and Aptitudes: Have a working knowledge of food service operations.  Intermediate computer skills.  Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with employees with a team spirit, the ability to interact appropriately with campus personnel.  Must have strong verbal/written communication skills. Have safety-consciousness and promote within work force.

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

Working Conditions: Essential task are performed under normal office and Foodservice 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

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: patriciapetersen@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: Business/Management

Hours: Temporary, hourly

JobSummary: This assistant serves in a key role to prepare departments for successful academic program reviews. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Successfully navigate reporting requirements for academic program review and assessment cycles.
  • Facilitate multiple layers of information procurement and management
  • Obtain, compile, and summarize all required program review documentation
  • Effectively write and otherwise prepare concise and accurate reports
  • Attend program review committee meetings when requested
  • Provide other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree (bachelor level degree preferred)
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to enter data accurately and quickly
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to generate concise and accurate reports
  • Highly proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 

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: Wright Hall

Hours: Temporary, hourly

JOB SUMMARY: The lobby receptionist serves campus guests, residents, faculty, and staff; attends to general campus inquiries (face to face and on the phone); and provides administrative support to Enrollment Management. As receptionist you will be the first point of contact for the university. The receptionist always maintains an outgoing and engaging demeanor.

PHILOSOPHY: Support the customer-service, student-centered focus of Southern Adventist University as stated in the Southern Service Standards.

  • Proactively initiate the customer experience, striving to create a feeling of significance.
  • Engage the customer with your presence, your curiosity, and a true desire to serve.
  • Take ownership, and offer a complete solution to the customers’ need.
  • Look for opportunities to deliver exceptional service, and recognize the value of others.
  • Ensure all customer needs have been met, and lead the way toward a positive relationship.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As the lobby host, be proactively present both physically and mentally to create a welcoming space. Engaging guests, students, and staff in your space is the first step to meeting their need.
  • Maintain a professional personal presentation & appearance at all times.
  • Maintain safe & clean lobby and public areas of Wright Hall.
  • Serve as an integral element of the undergraduate recruitment communication plan.
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls on the main university number while providing basic information when needed.
  • Receive and alert recipient or department (Call, IM or Email) for courier deliveries.
  • Assist in clerical maintenance of prospective student management system (Slate).
  • Assist with ViewSouthern, PreviewSouthern, and other events hosted by the Enrollment Management Office.
  • Back-up Call Center Manager as necessary.
  • Cross-train in other areas of Enrollment Management.
Follow and Administer Southern Adventist University COVID-19 Policy and Procedures:

 wear a face mask, display a wristband from the daily health assessment, adhere to proper physical distancing (minimum 6 feet), comply with other COVID-19 safety protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must demonstrate track record of effective guest service and interpersonal communication; be organized and attentive to detail; be flexible between guests on the phone and in person; be able to organize, multitask, prioritize and work under pressure; demonstrate sound judgment.

HOURS: Up to 27 hours per week, typically half day shifts. Evenings and weekends when requested for special events will be distributed among receptionists and back-up receptionists as schedules allow.

EDUCATION: High school diploma required, Associate Degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Proven working experience in similar roles, telephone skills, solid communication skills both written and verbal, proficient in Microsoft Office products, empathetic listening, professionalism, customer focus, organized.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: patriciapetersen@southern.edu