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Cafeteria (Food Service)

Location/Department: Food Service

Description/Duties: These students are the hands and feet of our salad staff, completing a wide array of tasks involved with prepping cold foods and stocking the salad, fruit, grab & go, and dessert bars.  This position often entails repetitive tasks, so patience and attention to detail are important.  

Qualifications: No prior experience required. On the job training.

Hours: openings from 2:00-7:30 pm

Pay Rate: starting rate $9.25

Person to Contact: Ginger Boyd

Email: gingerwhite@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2767

Job Posted: 11/6/23

Food Service, Cafeteria

Engineering and Physics assistant

Location/Department: School of Engineering and Physics

Description/Duties: Assist with laboratory preparation. Operate 3D printers in support of student projects. Design 3D models for needed parts. Assist with new equipment setup. Other jobs as assigned.

Qualifications:  At least a junior in college. Experience using basic tools. Familiarity with engineering lab equipment.

Hours: 5-15 hours per week

Pay Rate: Based on class standing 

Person to Contact: Tyson Hall

Email: tyson@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2232

Job Posted: 11/10/2023

Engineering and Physics

CPTR-124 Lab assistant for Winter 2024

Location/Department: School of Computing

Description/Duties: The job consists of assisting the instructor in W24 CPTR-124 Fundamentals of Programming lab sessions.Lab assistants help students debug their code and sharpen the students' programming skills without doing their work for them. Through the process, lab assistants enhance their own programming ability as they see how different people approach problem solving in different ways.

Qualifications: A minimum grade of B in CPTR 215 Fundamentals of Software Design is required. Knowledge of the Python programming language is required. Applicants should have the desire and patience to help students new to computer programming.

Hours: The labs meet on the following days: - Tuesdays 2 to 6:20 pm - Wednesdays 2 to 4:30 pmMost lab assistants will commit to one of these two days.Lab assistants have no required duties outside of scheduled lab hours.

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Richard Halterman

Email: halterman@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2871

Job Posted: 11/15/2023

School of Computing

Student Director

Location/Department: Admissions

Description/Duties: Student Directors work with the Campus Visit team to provide the best visit experience for guests. They work with the Admissions Team in communications to prospective students and their families. Student Directors  are responsible for training, communicating, and coordinating the Student Ambassadors.

Qualifications: Must be a Student Ambassador prior to Student Director.

Hours: Vary

Pay Rate: $8.25

Person to Contact: Christalee M. Crary 

Email: ccrary@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2807

Job Posted: 11/21/23


After School Care Assistant

Location/Department: Ooltewah Adventist School

Description/Duties: This is a Federal Work Study position.  Under the direction of the After School Care (ASC) Director, the assistant is responsible for working with students in after school activities and games, as well as help the Director with snacks and behavior management. This person must be passionate about working with kids that range in age between 6-14 years old. They must be caring and fun, but mature and resposible.

Must like children.Love to have fun and play games.
Be dependableA self starterBe punctual

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30pm.

Pay Rate: Based on class standing 

Person to Contact: Yasmin Teale

Email: ooltewahsda@epbfi.com

Office Phone: 423-238-4449

Job Posted: 11/28/2023

Ooltewah Adventist School

General Physics Lab Assistant and/or Tutor

Location/Department: Engineering & Physics (HSC)

Description/Duties: Assist the General Physics laboratory instructor with set up and instruction.  Tutor students in General Physics class and lab.  Help grade exams.

Qualifications: Must have successfully completed General Physics with Lab, or a more advanced physics course.   Must have an interest in and talent for explaining concepts clearly.  Must either be available during some of the lab sessions (Tue 12:55-3:15PM, Tue 3:30-5:45PM, Wed 2:00-4:20PM, Wed 2:30-4:50PM, and possibly setup/teardown time) or during some evening tutoring times (Sun-Thu ~7-9PM).

Hours: Hours 6-10 hours/week, some flexibility on days/times.

Pay Rate: Based on class standing.

Person to Contact: Kenneth Caviness

Email: caviness@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2856

Job Posted: 11/28/2023

Engineering & Physics (HSC)

Student Assistant

Location/Department: Academic Administration

Description/Duties: Work with team in presidents suite as needed; Help with special projects as needed; Assist with organizing events; Data entry; Maintaining files; Information tracking & reminders; Answer multiple phone lines; Standard office duties.

Qualifications: Have a knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets, Word and Excel, in particular.  Must be able to type efficiently and pay attention to details.  Must have excellent communication, writing, and organization skills.

Hours: 8-12 hrs per week

Pay Rate: alternate student wage scale

Person to Contact: Pilar Anderson

Email: pilaranderson@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2803

Other: To apply, email a cover letter, your resume-including at least three references, current class standing (Freshman, Sophomore, etc), major, expected graduation date, and fall class schedule (if known) to pilaranderson@southern.edu.

Job Posted: 11/29/2023

Academic Administration

Living Memoirs Oral History Project Research Assistant

Location/Department: McKee Library

Description/Duties:  The research assistant will conduct interviews and related tasks for the Living Memoirs oral history project.  The Living Memoirs project is working to preserve and share the stories of Southern's student missionaries through the recording and sharing of oral histories via Southern's institutional repository, Knowledge Exchange. 

Qualifications: Senior or graduate studentHigh level of responsibility and work independence Time management skills Experience conducting interviews or working one-on-one with clients Strong writing and editing skills Familiarity with creating and editing audio recordings Website/blog posting and editing skills Hours Flexible work scheduling to accommodate interviews

Hours: 10 hours per week

Pay Rate: $10-Undergraduate $12-Graduate

Person to Contact: Bethany Howard

Email: bfhoward@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2791

Job Posted: 11/29/2023

McKee Library

Social Media Assistant

Location/Department: Marketing and University Relations

Description/Duties:  Assist the Digital Engagement Manager in planning and creating content for social media, as well as recording analytics for various university social media platforms. Tasks may include conducting interviews, writing copy for posts, creating short social media videos, brainstorming content ideas, covering events, and creating reports.

Familiar with popular social media platformsBasic understanding of Southern’s brandComfortable in Adobe PhotoshopConfident conducting interviewsAbility to write for various social media audiences and platformsAvailable to attend certain campus events as needed outside of regular office hoursCreative, responsive, organized, flexible, and professionalPreferred: basic photography and videography skills

Hours: 10-15+ hours/week

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Joseph Hyde

Email: Josephhyde@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2687

Job Posted: 11/30/2023

Marketing and University Relations

MLK Service Day Assistant

Location/Department: Christian Service

 - Attend Christian Service (CS) meetings.  - Essential Responsibilities:- Manage MLK Master spreadsheet & update daily. - Contact partner organizations and solidify projects for MLK day - Maintain excellent communications and serve as the liaison between us, project coordinators and partner organizations. - Reserve necessary vehicles with Transportation - Facilitate an incentive for MLK participation and advertise on campus - Order supplies for projects  - Print and assemble packets for projects

- Personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ - Proficient at managing time - Works well with groups and teams - Interpersonal and communication skills - High attention to detail - Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite

Hours: 5-10 Through January 15, 2024

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Cheryl Craven

Email: cravenc@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2205

Other: To apply, please send email and resume to Cheryl Craven, cravenc@southern.edu

Job Posted: 11/30/2023

Christian Service

Lynnwood Hall #1036-Service Department

Location/Department: Lynnwood Hall #1036-Service Department

Description/Duties: Assist in maintaining academic and administrative buildings. This includes cleaning of all common areas: bathrooms, classrooms, lobbies, hallways, and conference rooms etc.Doing daily checks and removal of trash and recycling.The student custodian will be expected to assist in the maintenance and general upkeep of the janitor closets including: keeping it picked up and tidy, reporting when items are low or missing, reporting when equipment needs serviced.

Qualifications: Able to work independently and be self-motivated Able to work with chemicals and equipment Able to effectively communicate with Supervisors Able to lift up to 20lbs Flexible and able to adapt quickly Willing to maintain safety standards and abide by all protocols

Hours: Hiring for Winter 2024 semester!

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Bernetta Shockley and Stephanie Hewitt

Email: servicedept@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2132

Other: Please send Class Schedule with email regarding interest in position

Job Posted: 11/30/2023

Lynnwood Hall

LifeGroup Coach

Location/Department: Office of Ministry and Missions

1. Leadership Development a. Meet weekly with LifeGroup Director.b. Read and implement practices from the resource book provided to Coaches.c. Meet weekly with another LifeGroup Coach for peer support.d. Attend weekly LifeGroup for Coaches.e. Attend OMM Fall Orientation & Retreat and Winter Retreat.f. Attend weekly team Transformation Tuesdays (11am-12pm) g. Assist in planning and executing LifeGroup Orientation & GroupLink each semester.h. Assist in hosting LifeGroup promotion booths once a month.2. Essential Responsibilitiesa. Serve four volunteer LifeGroup leaders as a mentor.i. Model spiritual fitness and facilitate meaningful worship experiences during weekly mentee meetings.ii. Guide mentees through the process of launching, sustaining, and cultivating a spiritually transformative experience within their LifeGroup.iii. Envision with mentees to help them develop new skills for spiritual leadership.iv. Equip mentees with resources to lead well and celebrate their efforts with affirmation and gifts.b. Attend a minimum of one mentee LifeGroup meeting weekly.c. Assist LifeGroup leaders (and their members) in their personal spiritual development by inviting them to take whatever “next step” God may be extending to them as a result of their leadership throughout the semester.3. Additional Dutiesa. Participate in all OMM events as described in the contract.b. Serve on the Vespers Experience Team as scheduled.

Qualifications: Personal, intimate relationship with God Mentorship (formal or informal) Prior experience as a small group leader (preferred) Interpersonal & communication skills Time management skills Initiation, assertiveness, & responsibility Spiritual maturity

Hours: 8 Minimum; 12 maximum 

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Anna Bennett

Email: annabennett@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2441

Other: Other: Submit an application before February 1: https://forms.office.com/r/fxXMxJdnaz

Job Posted: 12/4/2023

Office of Ministry and Missions

LifeGroup Assistant

Location/Department: Office of Ministry and Missions

1. Administrative a. Attend weekly Transformation Tuesday team meetings from 11am-12pm.b. Meet weekly with Associate Chaplain (as needed).c. Attend Fall Orientation & Retreat and Winter Retreat.d. Assist in LifeGroup Orientation & GroupLink each semester.d. Participate in all OMM events as described in the contract.e. Serve on the Vespers Experience Team as scheduled (approx. once a month).2. Office Managementa. Entering all registered LifeGroups into Planning Center.b. Ensure LifeGroup attendance records are entered into databases promptly.c. Communicate with LifeGroup leaders and coaches regarding attendance needs.d. Processes petty cash reimbursements for LifeGroup leaders. e. Maintaining the LifeGroup webpages with any necessary updates.3. Generala. Serves as office receptionist as needed.b. Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.c. Exhibits a cheerful and helpful attitude.d. Exhibits friendly and prompt customer service towards students, faculty or staff, visitors or parents.e. Maintains safe and clean office area by complying with procedures and policies as well as vacuuming, cleaning windows, and tidying all office spaces at least once a week, as needed.f. Sorts and distributes daily mail/deliveries, as needed.g. Schedules meetings for any OMM Administrative Staff members, as needed.

Spiritual maturity
Communication skillsTime management and organizational skills Initiation, assertiveness, & responsibility Prior experience in LifeGroups (preferred) Basic web design skills (preferred)

Hours: 10 hours/weekly

Pay Rate:
Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Anna Bennett

Email: annabennett@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2441

Other: Submit an application by February 1: https://forms.office.com/r/fxXMxJdnaz

Job Posted: 12/4/2023

Office of Ministry and Missions


Location/Department: The Southern Shoppe

Description/Duties:  Includes but is not limited to providing customer service, processing transactions, cleaning, pricing and stocking merchandise.

Qualifications: Basic computer competency, must be dependable and honest, able to follow directions, detail oriented, work independently, be self-motivated, and have a positive, friendly attitude.  Must be capable of lifting and carrying 30-40 pounds.

Monday & Wednesday 10:30 - 1:30
Tuesday                          1:00 - 5:30Thursday                      10:30 - 5:30

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Danita Payne

Email: dlpayne@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2152

Other: To apply please submit, via email, your resume, including three work references and their contact information, along with your current class schedule.

Job Posted: 12/5/2023

The Southern Shoppe

Food Prep

Location/Department: The Kayak/Food Service

Description/Duties: Join The Kayak Team as a Food Prep person:  Prepare food for grab-and-go items.  Must work with food and personal safety in mind.  Slicing Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumbers etc. for salads and sandwiches.  Making and assembling salads, cooking and assembling Grillers, chicken patties, etc.  As well as any additional food items requested for The Kayak.  Packaging for transport to The Kayak. 

Qualifications: Looking for someone with a positive attitude, able to take direction, and willing and able to work independently with the highest integrity.

Hours: Various Available

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Cheryl Maguire

Email: cmaguire@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2592

Other: Please send PDF copy of Winter 2024 schedule to cmaguire@southern.edu for consideration.

Job Posted: 12/5/2023

The Kayak/Food Service

Stock Person - Winter 2024

Location/Department: The Kayak/Food Service

Description/Duties: Description/Duties Pull stock from the Cafeteria Stockroom/Paper Stockroom etc.  Load golf cart with stock and transport to The Kayak.  Stock items in proper locations within Kayak and its stock areas.  Fill products as needed within Kayak.  Retrieve laundry to and from The Kayak, folding and putting away once at The Kayak.  Keeping The Kayak running in stock is a valuable part of the team.

Qualifications: Looking for someone with a positive attitude, willing to learn, and able to work independently with the highest integrity  Someone who can see the value of their position and take ownership of a job well done  Must be reliable.

Hours: Available at least 2 1/2 hours between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. during the week, (no Fridays).  Also, Sundays between noon and 4:30 p.m.  Various days are available per your availability.

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Cheryl Maguire

Email: cmaguire@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2592

Other: Please forward a PDF copy of your Winter 2024 schedule to cmaguire@southern.edu for consideration.

Job Posted: 12/5/2023

The Kayak/Food Service


Location/Department: Thatcher/Thatcher South

Hours: Generally 8am-5pm Monday-Friday Sunday hours available as well2- to 4-hour blocks of time

Pay Rate: Starts at $8.00

Person to Contact: Lisa Hall

Email: lisahall@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2900

Job Posted: 12/7/2023

Thatcher/Thatcher South

Student Missions Generalist

Location/Department: Bietz Student Center, 2nd floor, suite 2200, office 2206

Description/Duties: Projects/Responsibilities Include:Be flexibleFix things that go wrongTrack all spending and expensesSchedule office hours for the teamWhen something comes up that is not anyones direct responsibility, it will come to you Create a system to directly thank the 1,000+ people who have donated to Student Missions in the last 2 years Help the other members of the team when they are overloaded with their responsibilities Assist with donor communication, appreciation, and fundraising.Assist in keeping the SM touch screen up to date. Update SM websiteManage the studentmissions@southern.edu email alongside the Assistant Director for Missions Enter donations and update SMs on financial progress Learn extensively about all major organizations to share with students who visit the office Work with the assistant director on Giving Tuesday as well as Giving Day projects Work on the Alumni Newsletter.

Southern Adventist University student* Must have served as a student missionary or a task-force worker.

Hours: 10 hours/week

Pay Rate: Baesd on class standing

Person to Contact: Steven Manoukian

Email: Steven Manoukian

Office Phone: 423.236.2442

Other: Apply Here:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=AKNDgWQs1E27FLzT8EwZY4zulyL-dmREuIXQBPABd7hUOFNOQVBCNDRXR0tNODI1RVM2NVAzNk4wSiQlQCN0PWcu

Job Posted: 12/7/2023

Bietz Student Center

Student Detailer

Location/Department: Transportation

Description/Duties: Detailed cleaning of cars, mini-vans, 12 passenger vans and buses.Enter mileage/ fuel vehicles.Keep track of keys and paperwork.Ability to park/back up ALL vehicles (except buses).Maintain wash bay order and cleanliness.

Qualifications: Must be able to keep up in a fast-paced environment.Attention to detail is a must!

Hours:  We are currently hiring for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings between 7:30a-12p.Must be available each of these days for at least a 2-hour block during the time listed above.

Pay Rate: $10.00

Person to Contact: Stephanie Busby

Email: sbusby@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2716

Job Posted: 12/7/2023


Office Assistant

Location/Department: Feed My Sheep Food Pantry

Description/Duties: You would be responsible for helping clients get their allotted amounts of food for the week at Feed My Sheep food pantry.  You would need to keep accurate inventory, be sociable and interact with clients, stock shelves, generalized cleaning of pantry, etc.

Qualifications: Confidentiality is a MUST!Computer skillsSelf-motivated, responsible, trustworthy Team spirit Organizational strengths Hours Need someone morning, and/or early afternoon availability. 

Hours: Hours can be around your schedule.

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Michelle Clinton

Email: mclinton@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2775

Other: Please send an email to mclinton@southern.edu if you are interested in this position

Job Posted: 12/7/2023

Feed My Sheep Food Pantry

Research Assistant Supervisor

Location/Department: School of Education, Psychology, and Counseling. Center for Learning Innovation and Research (CLIR), Winter 2023.

Description/Duties: Assist students and faculty with research-related issues, including the following:Reviewing IRB applicationsReviewing research design methodologiesAssisting with instrument creationData collectionData analysisTranscription of qualitative data
In addition to the above requirements, the Research Assistant Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the student research assistants who will be working with faculty and staff within CLIR. Their additional responsibilities are:Monitoring work schedulesCoordinating research projectsSupervising workers to ensure compliance with CLIR policiesOverseeing technology loan process (laptop computers)Collaborating with CLIR Director on CLIR processes and proceduresWorking on special projects given by the CLIR DirectorMaintaining the CLIR websiteOther duties as assigned

1.      Must have taken Research Design and Statistics I (PSYC 297) and II (PSYC 498) or equivalent courses and earned at least a B in each.2.      Must have taken at least three (3) psychology or other social science courses and earned at least an A- in each.3.      Must be proficient in SPSS and APA style (7th edition).4.      Must possess excellent people skills; be able to work independently and as a team member.5.      Preference will be given to graduate student applicants.

Hours: Must commit to work 15-20 hours/week. May also need to participate in the Research Lab on Wednesday afternoons.

Pay Rate: $12/hr or a negotiated rate.

Person to Contact: Dr. Matthew Tolbert

Email: mtolbert@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2517

Other: Email resume and class schedule to Dr. Matthew Tolbert. Please state how you meet required qualifications.

Job Posted: 12/7/2023

School of Education, Psychology, and Counseling

Student Assistant

Location/Department: McKee Library

Description/Duties: Student Assistants help with the daily operations of the library: checking out and returning library materials accurately, answering patron questions, answering phone calls, directing patrons to further help when necessary, helping with using and fixing printers & copiers, re-shelving books, directly addressing patrons that are not compliant with library policies, maintaining accurate statistics, have a thorough, working knowledge (via training) of the cataloging system within the library, and maintaining a clean, organized, sanitary, and noise-free environment for patrons.

Qualifications: Must be able to communicate well, politely, and in a friendly manner.  Must pay close attention to details, be prompt, able to work with others, willing to learn, and able to accept correction when necessary.

Hours: Current shifts that require coverage for the Winter 2024 semester are early mornings (7:15 a.m. start) and late nights (11:00 p.m. finish)

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Leeah Christ

Email: christl@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2010

Other: If interested, please apply using the link provided: https://southern.libwizard.com/f/application

Job Posted: 12/7/2023

McKee Library