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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:School of Business

Hours:
Full-time, Salary


Job Description: The School of Business is seeking a full-time teaching faculty member in the area of finance and economics beginning Fall 2021 for face-to-face classroom instruction. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate degree in Economics or Finance. Ideal candidates will be current and articulate regarding market trends, movements, and changes; active experience in securities investments; proficiency, creativity, and/or interest in the incorporation of finance-related technology in the classroom; commitment to student learning outside the classroom. Ideal candidates will be committed to guiding and nurturing advisees/students in their spiritual journey of discovering and pursuing God’s calling. 

Qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate degree in Economics (with >=18 hours in Finance) or Finance (with >=18 hours in Economics).
  • Current and articulate regarding market trends, movements, and changes.
  • Active experience in securities investments.
  • Commitment to student learning outside the classroom.
  • Proficiency in finance-related technology and willingness to achieve creative classroom integration preferred.

Duties:

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Serve as sponsor/co-sponsor of the student investment team
  • Nurture student’s spiritual and professional growth
  • Provide academic advising
  • Develop course materials
  • Serve on departmental and university committees
  • Positively contribute to scholarly and professional engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

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

Experience: Minimum of 3+ years of professional experience or 3+ years of teaching experience; graduate level teaching experience preferred.

To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (including a statement of teaching philosophy), portfolio samples; and three references to Stephanie Sheehan.

Email: ssheehan@southern.edu

Stephanie Sheehan, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370.

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

Location: Applied Technology

Hours: Full-time, Salary

Job Summary: Applied Technology is seeking a Departmental Instructor / Automotive Service Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

     Automotive Service Teaching

  • Teaches between 7-10 credit hours and associated labs per semester
  • Builds and teaches a minimum of one new course that focuses on new vehicle technology and diagnostic methods to ensure student knowledge and skills remain relevant to current workplace and industry standards
  • Works in concert with the dean to implement ASE student-level testing and certification in related courses
  • Leads and/or helps with other automotive labs as/if needed

     Automotive Service

  • Provides superior automotive diagnostic and repair services
  • Works in concert with the dean to establish goals for reasonable automotive service billable hours in the context of current change initiatives underway
  • Facilitates and provides exceptional customer experiences and service of the highest quality
  • Creates and/or optimizes processes to increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability in the retail auto shop
  • Proposes and jointly manages w/the dean annual production and revenue goals for all technicians
  • Develops and facilitates non-academic, skills-based training opportunities to generate revenue during the Summer months by leveraging otherwise unused physical space and equipment
  • Establishes and documents standard operating procedures and methods for ensuring consistent utilization in all areas of the shop ensuring safety and service quality
  • Selects and procures modern equipment in order to service vehicles with newer automotive technology
  • Trains technicians on use of diagnostic methods and repairs of vehicles equipped with newer automotive technology
  • Develops and/or improves technician and student technician competencies on newer model cars
  • Increases revenue generation by widening the customer base to include customers with newer model cars; especially targeting any previously sent elsewhere
  • Trains all incoming technicians and student technicians working in the auto shop
  • Facilitates movement and rotation of vehicles used for student projects to maximize use of vehicle bays, ensuring available space to meet customer needs; and clear shop of all student projects at the end of each semester

Special Requirements: Must have a strongly 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.

Qualifications:  

  • College Degree preferred, or relevant professional experience
  • ASE Certified Master Mechanic (certification must be current)

Skills and Aptitudes for Success in this Role:

 Analytical skills for diagnosing complex problems of an automotive, business, and or supply chain management nature

  • Ability to achieve and maintain performance excellence in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service amid competing demands
  • Maintain ASE Master Mechanic certification
  • Maintain any certifications or credentials related to this job
  • Basic typing and computer skills
  • Must possess current and valid driver’s license
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Typical Physical Demands:  Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require the ability to lift 50-100 lbs on a regular basis. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone. 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

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: 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: 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: Plant Services

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay:
$19.33 - $24.56/hr.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be involved in day to day plumbing maintenance of the campus facilities
  • Works toward bringing campus facilities up to current building code requirements
  • Troubleshoots electrical controls associated with water heaters and boilers
  • Designs and lays out plumbing systems
  • Installs fixtures, piping, boilers, water heaters
  • Repairs leaks in plumbing systems
  • Replaces aging pipes
  • 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 have a minimum of a journeymen plumber’s license.  Must have knowledge of how to perform other maintenance and preventive maintenance functions. 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 as a plumber with varied experience in maintenance tasks.

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

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

Working Conditions: Working conditions may present abnormal temperatures (attics and crawl spaces) 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: Service Department

Hours:
Full-time, hourly

Pay:
$16.73 - $21.95/hr.

Job Summary:
The crew supervisor assists the director in maintaining and supervising the members of the crew. He/She also assists the director in using resources efficiently, leading and training the staff and student workers.

Requires flexible hours to accommodate many events on campus, which would include working days, nights, and weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and oversite of all set up and take down of university events.
  • Assists with the daily responsibilities of the department.
  • Assists with keeping staff and students organized and being responsible for members of the crew on various assigned jobs.
  • Assists in the warehouse inventory and operations.
  • Is responsible for proper chemical distribution and the correct safety precautions that apply to each chemical (SDS).
  • Is familiar with and implement the government regulations applicable to the Service Department such as OSHA, EPA, etc.
  • Assists departments, faculty and staff with moving.
  • Able to respond in an emergency that happens on campus, excessive water or damage that may occur.
  • Perform all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned.  

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.     

Qualifications: A Bachelor or Associate degree preferred or the equivalent work experience.   The ability to communicate effectively.  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. Knowledge of moving furniture and other office equipment. The ability to supervise multiple crews.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 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: Cafeteria

Hours:
Part-time, hourly

Pay:
$13.38 - $18.51/hr.

Job Summary: The major responsibilities of the Dishroom Supervisor is the assignment of work, training, and supervision of student workers to provide efficient service to customers, ensure the cleaning and sanitation of dishes and laundry, and to report all equipment issues to the Caféteria Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Is alert to the dishroom student worker’s attendance and performance.
  • Notifies the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems, or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understands how to run each piece of equipment properly and notifies Caféteria Manager of ane issues
  • Understands, maintains, and practices good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
  • Keeps the dish room as clean and neat as possible during the day
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work environment – is prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Provides training for new student workers in proper safety and sanitation procedures and in the operation of dish room equipment such as dishwasher, garbage disposal, washers, dryers, etc.
  • Oversees, trains, and works with all dish room student workers and assigns rotating job responsibilities
  • Distributes clean dishware to appropriate areas
  • Is responsible to keep all laundry washed and distributed to appropriate areas
  • Is responsible to keep the garbage room, loading dock, and drain grate in loading area clean
  • Takes turn working for Sabbath rotation
  • Helps out as needed during special events
  • Maintains a Christian atmosphere in Dishroom area by precept and example.
  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

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

Education and Experience: A minimum of a high school diploma. College or trade school education preferred. A minimum of 2 years experience in Foodservice. Supervision and management experience. 

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

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

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

Working Conditions: Essential task are performed under normal 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: Academic Administration

Hours: Temporary, hourly

JOB SUMMARY: The Administrative Assistant performs the duties specific to Academic Administration, Graduate and Professional Studies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General

  • Provides general office support services for the Associate Vice Presidents for Academic 
  • Administration 
  • Process daily correspondence; coordinate and follow up as necessary
  • Works with Academic Administration staff in organizing graduation services
Academic Admin
  • Pre-professional committee – gathers student information, keeps committee minutes and sends out recommendation letters to medical and dental schools
  • Dual Enrollment - Works with academies in managing extension classes
  • Academic Review process – takes minutes and sends correspondence to students pertaining to their academic status at Southern Adventist University
  • Student Support – meets with students and assists them with overload requests, permission for off-campus classes, and permission for examination time changes
  •  Absence notifications – manages email notifying professors of student absences from classes for field trips and illnesses
  • Accreditation - Assists in producing documents to notify AAA and SACSCOC of program and other substantive changes
  • Maintains record of international tours and trips
Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Assist with the processing and tracking of Conference-sponsored teachers 
  • Supports the graduate student application process and the Director of Graduate Admissions and Academic Progress
  • Scans and files student records and official documentation per record retention policy
  • Schedules Graduate Council meetings and takes minutes as needed
  • Provides office support to Graduate and Professional Studies
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.

QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in Office Administration or a related field is highly desirable.
The administrative assistant for this department must have outstanding interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills and be a problem solver and facilitator. The ability to deal in an appropriate and confidential manner with personnel and student–related information is mandatory. The administrative assistant is expected to effectively supervise student workers and to delegate tasks appropriately. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet experience are essential. The administrative assistant will be expected to practice exceptional telephone etiquette and diction, and demonstrate excellent English grammar, composition, and proofreading skills. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Requires lifting and carrying up to 25
pounds. Requires many hours of computer work and physical labor. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, copiers, calculators, the telephone, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Essential tasks are performed under normal office and 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