Student Job Board

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Southern Adventist University requires all students to visit the Human Resource Department to complete  new hire paperwork after they have been hired, and before the start of the first day of work:

On Campus Student Positions

Landscape Crew  

Deparment:  Landscape Services

Hours:  Must be available to work at least a two-hour block per shift.  Available shifts are:

  •  Mon - Thurs, 8 am - 12 pm and 1pm - 5pm  and Fridays 8am - 12pm

Description:  All landscape positions available

Qualifications:  Enjoy the benefits of working outside. A knowledge of landscape work is a plus, but not a requirement.  A good driving record is a plus.

Contact Name:  Mark Antone

Office Phone:  423.236.2747


Pool Staff  

Department:  Hulsey Wellness Center

Hours:  3 or 3:15-5 pm on MW,

Pay Rate: TBD

Description:  Lifeguard -Possibly teach swim lessons -Maintain a clean and safe environment -Relate well to patrons, fellow staff, and supervisors.

Qualifications: -LG certification a big bonus!

Contact Name:  Leslie Evenson

Contact Phone:  423.236.2594


Other:  Start Immediately


Department:  Campus Safety
Hours: Currently hiring for day shift: varied hours 8am - 4pm based on class schedule. Opportunity to work up to16-24 per week during the school year and up to 38 hours per week during summer break.

Pay Rate: Based on Class Standing
Description: The student dispatch officer mans the dispatch desk, answers and maintains a log of all incoming and outgoing radio traffic among officers, handles walk-in traffic with various needs, answers the phones in a timely, professional manner, monitors several emergency and alarm systems, and any other tasks as assigned by Dispatch Supervisor.

- Be 18 years of age or older.  

- Maintain GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Must be a self-starter and able to work without supervision.
- Must have good cause and effect reasoning and decision-making skills. 
- Must be responsible, dependable, and a team player.  

- Must be willing to work every other weekend and ½ of the student breaks/holidays during the school year. 
- Must present a professional demeanor, display a spirit of helpfulness, work well with others, and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.  

- Must be able to write and speak English fluently.


Office Phone: 423-236-2100


Food Service 

Department:  Food Service
Hours: Variety of Shifts Available:
Cooks 7:45am -10:30am M/W/TH/F

Cooks 10:30am -1:30pm M/T/W/TH

Cooks 5:00pm-done M/T/W/Th/F

Dining Room 10:00am-11:00am Wed

Dining Room 2:00pm-4:30pm B/T/TH

Floors 7:00pm-9:30 pm M-F

Stockroom M-PM T/F 9:30 am W-PM

Dishroom T/TH 6:30-9:00 am 12:00-2:30 M-TH

Expediter 8:30am-10:00 M-F Lunch M/W

Pay Rate:  Base Scale per class standing with possibility of $1 p/hr. more

Qualifications: No experience necessary. On the job training.

To Apply:  Please email class schedule to Jeri Pewsey 

Office Phone: 423.236. 2708

Short-term, short-notice work

Description: If you are available for short-term, short-notice work, then Human Resources would like to speak with you.

Periodically, departments on campus have large projects that require extra help, either because the project comes in at the last minute or because it is a busy time of year and they need an extra person. While these projects will not turn into a part-time job, or last long, Human Resources would like to have a list of available workers on hand for the departments to contact. Students who are interested can sign up in Human Resources and be notified via email when a department has a job starting in a day or two and lasting no more than two weeks.

1) Sign up for the email list (and complete required paperwork) in Human Resources.

2) Check your email and respond to opportunities you’re interested in/available for/qualified to do.

3) Departments will fill their needs on a first-come, first-serve basis.

4) Jobs will start with little notice and last for no more than two weeks at a time.

This will not be a placement list, so signing up for this service will not find you a regular student job on campus. This is only an opportunity to be available for work here and there, on a very short-term basis. You must be registered for classes at Southern to be on this list.

Contact Info: Stop by Human Resources to sign up


Top 10 Campus Employers

Dining Hall
Jeri Pewsey,

Talge Hall
Lisa Patterson,

Thatcher Hall
Aubrey Wallin,

Service Department
Bernetta Shockley,

Hulsey Wellness Center
Darin Bissell,

KR’s Place
Kim Armstrong,

Village Market
Dennis Smith,

Landscape Services
Mark Antone,

McKee Library
Carol Harrison,

Plant Services
Kim Sturm,