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General Physics I & II LAB ASSISTANT

Location/Department: School of Engineering and Physics

Description/Duties: Assist with supervision and guidance in General Physics labs, with possible setup and take-down of experimental equipment.

Qualifications: Must have successfully completed University Physics or General Physics lecture and lab courses (B or better). Must have an interest in, and talent for, clearly explaining concepts. 

Hours: Must be minimally available in-person for lab from 9 AM-12 PM, and/or 1–4 PM, Monday to Friday between July 31- August 6 and August 7–16, 2024

Pay Rate: Depends on class standing

Person to Contact: Katelynn Webster

Email: katelynnwebster@southern.edu or avola@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2230

Job Posted: 3/19/2024

School of Engineering and Physics

Summer Worker - Cleaning Apartments

Location/Department: Housekeeping

Description/Duties: Looking for a few reliable workers for (part or all of) the summer months; May - early August, for a small crew cleaning empty campus apartments and getting them ready for new residents.

Qualifications: Will be available to work during the summer months; May - early August.

Can work for four hours at a stretch.

Is able to work consistently/remain on task within a group and alone.

Comfortable standing, sitting, kneeling, lifting, carrying, and being on a ladder for extended periods of time.

Listens and follows instruction well.

Has a general knowledge of cleaning products/supplies.

Is able to recognize a need and and self-start tasks.

Hours: Mon - Thurs 8:00 am - Noon; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am - Noon Four hour shifts; morning and afternoon, Monday through Thursday, and a morning shift on Friday.

Workers may choose to work morning, afternoon, or both shifts.

Pay Rate: Based on class standing 

Person to Contact: Brooke Bridges

Email: 

brookebridges@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2909

Job Posted: 3/19

Thatcher, Housekeeping

Summer Office Assistant

Location/Department: Talge Hall Office

Description/Duties: Provide a welcoming environment for students and visitors. Office duties include but are not limited to; encoding ID cards, handling incoming mail, issuing bike permits, proof of residency letters, keeping office clean and organized, and assisting with projects under the direction of the office manager and/or Deans.

Qualifications: Professional appearance (uphold the policies of the Student Handbook) and confidentiality of student information; be self-motivated, punctual, good interpersonal skills, knowledgeable in Microsoft office, Abode and EZTrackit mail system.

Hours: Hiring for summer 2024
-Hours 9-5pm Monday-Thursday and 9-3pm Friday.
Up to 38 hours/week.
Can start now to train for summer.

Pay Rate: Based on class standing. $1.00 extra/hour, up to $500.00 bonus at the end of summer based on hours worked. Lower dorm rent for summer residents. 

Person to Contact: Susan Behnke

Email: Susanb@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2990

Job Posted: 3/20/24

Talge

Talge Summer Janitor

Location/Department: Talge

Description/Duties: Cleaning various areas of the dorm 

Qualifications: Reliable, consistent, punctual, efficient, trustworthy, works well with others, listens well to constructive feedback

Hours: 8-12pm & 1-5pm, Monday-Thursday 8-12pm & 1-3pm, Friday

Pay Rate: $1 extra/hour above class standing pay rate

Person to Contact: Jenny Spicer

Email: jspicer@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2297

Other: Opportunity to earn up to $500 summer bonus. Possible summer incentive.

Job Posted: 3/21/24

Talge

Talge Maintenance Tech

Location/Department: Talge Hall

Description/Duties: Doing light duty maintenance in and around the Dorm 

Qualifications: Will train but knowing how to use hand tools helps

Hours: 8-12 or 1-5  or 8-5. Up to 36 hours a week during the summer (up to 24 hours during the school year)

Pay Rate: Based on class standing plus an extra $1

Person to Contact: Dusty Miller

Email: gcmiller@southern.edu

Office Phone: 1423.645.5535

Job Posted: 3/21/24

Talge, Maintenance

Campus Call Center Agent

Location/Department: Advancement Campus Call Center 

Description/Duties: The call center agent serves as a liaison between the university and the caller (parent/student/community). This position can be very repetitive and involves close attention to detail. Requires someone who can catch errors and correct the information that is processed. The agent will work closely with office staff to provide a welcoming and helpful environment to all.

Qualifications: The successful candidate needs to be flexible, work well in a team environment, be organized and customer-focused, have superior phone etiquette, and demonstrate good communication skills. Must be self-motivated and able to multi-task; handling call campaigns, emails, data entry, accurate documentation, and mailings.

Hours: Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm and Friday 9:30am - 12:00pm

Pay Rate: Based on class standing and experience

Person to Contact: Janel Anderson

Email: janela@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2555

Other: * Currently hiring for summer positions.

Job Posted: 3/26

Call Center

Student Custodian

Location/Department: Lynnwood Hall #1036

Description/Duties: Assist in maintaining academic and administrative buildings.

-This includes cleaning of all common areas: bathrooms, classrooms, lobbies, hallways, and conference rooms
-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
-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 (mostly dumping mop buckets and taking out trash)
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly
  • Willing to maintain safety standards and abide by all protocols

Hours: Semester hours: Sunday 9a-12p, M-Th 8a-8p, Friday 8a-12p
Summer hours: M-Th 8a-12p, 1p-5p and Friday 8a-12p

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Bernetta Shockley/Stephanie Hewitt

Email: servicedept@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2132

Other: please address your email to Bernetta Shockley and/or Stephanie Hewitt

Job Posted: 3/26

Service

Network Technician

Location/Department: IT

Description/Duties: Work with the Infrastructure team on projects related to switches, servers, wiring, telephone, software, and other networking activities to improve Southern’s infrastructure.

Qualifications: Knowledge of computers and how they connect to networks. Programming and scripting are a plus. Willing to learn and do other tasks assigned.

Hours: Hours: available from 8-5. Must be able to work at least 10 to15 hours a week in 3-hour blocks.

Pay Rate: $10.00 an hour. Potential for higher pay rate based on experience and class standing.

Person to Contact: Derek Sherbondy

Email: dereks@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2711

Job Posted: 3/28

IT

Hotel desk worker

Location/Department: Guest Services and Lodging,  Wright Hall 4th Floor

Description/Duties: This job entails answering the phone, making reservations, assisting guests, being on call overnights (on call pay is received, and call is rotated amongst staff, you are not on call every night), occasional cleaning.

Qualifications: Looking for a candidate who is friendly, outgoing, and dependable.  Previous job history is not necessary for the right candidate.  You need a mode of transportation or to live on campus, as you will need to be close by an accessible when you are on call.

Hours: Flexible - We will work with your schedule as much as possible.

Pay Rate: Based on what year you are, plus summer incentive if you live on campus.

Email: sjames@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2491

Job Posted: 4/2/2024

Guest Services and Lodging

Residence Hall Chaplain

Location/Department: Office of Ministry and Missions

Description/Duties: 
Administrative
- Attend weekly team Transformation Tuesdays (11am-12pm)
- Attend Office of Ministry and Missions (OMM) Fall Retreat & Orientation, and Winter Retreat
- Meet weekly with the Chaplain/Assistant Chaplain
- Participate in all OMM events as described in the contract

Essential Responsibilities
- Assist deans in planning weekly Residence Hall worships on Tuesday at 8pm in Thatcher Chapel.
- Attend weekly Residence Hall worships; available to deans, resident assistants, and students for spiritual support.
- Lead a LifeGroup for residence hall men/women once per week.
- Plan and implement additional events or ministry initiatives for the spiritual enrichment of students living within Residence Halls, with dean approval.
- Under direction from the deans or chaplains, visit students who may require special care and support such as minors, those with illness, feeling isolated or lonely, needing grief support, etc.

Interpersonal Ministry
- Recruit, develop, and train a team of volunteer dorm chaplains.
- Assign volunteer chaplains to an individual hall and partner with the resident assistant of that hall to provide intentional, organized, and routine spiritual care to residents.

Qualifications: 
● Personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
● Interpersonal and communication skills
● Time management and organizational skills
● Initiation, assertiveness, and responsibility
● Teamwork and collaboration
● Mentorship and discipleship

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephones. 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. Some travel required.

Hours: 8 hours a week

Pay Rate: Based on Class Standing

Person to Contact: Joseph Y Khabbaz

Email: josephk@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2787

Other: 

Job Posted:

Office of Ministry and Missions

Afterglow Director

Location/Department: Office of Ministry and Missions 

Description/Duties: 

Administrative

- Attend weekly Transformation Tuesdays (11am-12pm)

- Attend OMM Fall Retreat & Orientation, and Winter Retreat

- Meet weekly with the Vespers Coordinator and Assistant Chaplain

- Participate in all Office of Ministry & Missions events as described in the contract

Essential Responsibilities

- Directs and curates Afterglow weekly after Vespers

- Intentionally involves different clubs, groups, and demographics on campus

- Oversees set up and tear down of Afterglow programming each week ensuring the University Church is in pristine condition afterwards

- Actively seeks out new leaders on campus to help with Afterglow

- Meet with them regularly and share encouragement, mentorship, and accountability

- Provide these leaders with resources

Qualifications: 

  • Personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Proficient at managing time
  • Experience with musical and creative ministries (preferred)
  • Works well with groups and teams
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, copiers, calculators, and telephones. 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. Some travel required.

Hours: 10 hours per week

Pay Rate: Based on class standing 

Person to Contact: Joseph Khabbaz

Email: josephk@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2787

Job Posted: 4/2

Office of Ministry and Missions

LifeGroup Coach

Location/Department: Office of Ministry and Missions

Description/Duties: 
1. Administrative
a. Attend weekly team Transformation Tuesdays (11am-12pm)
b. Attend OMM Fall Orientation & Retreat and Winter Retreat.
c. Assist in LifeGroup Orientation & GroupLink each semester.
d. Participate in all OMM events as described in the contract.
e. Serve as a Vespers Greeter as scheduled.
2. Essential Responsibilities
a. Serve four volunteer LifeGroup student 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.
3. Professional Development
a. Attend weekly team LifeGroup Coach meetings.
b. Meet weekly with LifeGroup Director.
c. Meet weekly with another LifeGroup Coach for peer support.

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

Hours: 8 Minimum; 12 maximum weekly

Pay Rate: According to class standing

Person to Contact: Anna Bennett

Email: annabennett@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2441

Other: Apply online by visiting: https://forms.office.com/r/fxXMxJdnaz

Job Posted: 4/8/2024

Office of Ministry and Missions

Social Media Manager

Location/Department: The School of Engineering and Physics

Description/Duties: 
- Work with the office manager to create and develop content for Instagram and Facebook
- Manage comments and DM’s related to posts
- Actively repost content from Engineering Club and Physics Club to encourage connectedness
- Write captions for posts
- Take/Collect pictures from department events

Qualifications: 
- Interest and aptitude for writing, digital media, and design
- Ability to regularly attend departmental events
- Ability to work with both the office manager and independently when needed
- Training or education in social media marketing and engagement is desirable, as well as experience with social media content creation as well

Hours: Flexible

Pay Rate: Depends on class standing

Person to Contact: Katelynn Webster

Email: katelynnwebster@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2230

Other: Please include a resume with inquiry

Job Posted: 4/10/2024

The School of Engineering and Physics

CAD Engineering Lab Assistant

Location/Department: The School of Engineering and Physics

Description/Duties: 
- Assist with engineering laboratory organization, cleaning, and maintenance
- Design, build, and test new laboratory equipment and demonstrations as necessary
- Assist in the preparation of lab class periods as needed
- Be a resource for students in lab and helping the professor when needed

Qualifications: 
- Interest and aptitude for design and building things
- Ability to work independently
- Must be an engineering student with at least sophomore class standing
- Must be available during some of the following lab sessions: TTH 8:00 to 10:45 AM and/or 2:00 to 5:00 PM
- Must have taken the class prior to being hired

Hours: Up to 12 hours per week

Pay Rate: Depends on class standing

Person to Contact: Katelynn Webster

Email: katelynnwebster@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2230

Job Posted: 4/10/2024

The School of Engineering and Physics

Engineering Tutor

Location/Department: The School of Engineering and Physics

Description/Duties: - Assist students with homework from Intro to Signal Processing and Engineering Mechanics: Statics
- Work with professors on materials being taught in class
- Being attentive to students and their questions

Qualifications: 
 - Interest and aptitude for helping peers
- Ability to work independently
- Must be an engineering student with at least sophomore class standing
- Must be available during set tutoring hours in the evenings on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
- Must have taken Intro to Signal Processing and Engineering Mechanics: Statics prior to being hired

Hours: 2 hours per week minimum

Pay Rate: Depends on class standing

Person to Contact: Katelynn Webster

Email: katelynnwebster@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2230

Job Posted: 4/10/2024

The School of Engineering and Physics

Office Worker

Location/Department: School of Engineering and Physics

Description/Duties: 
• Answering phone calls, as needed
• Drafting emails, as needed
• Setting up and taking down for department events
• Working in the Physics office in the Hickman Science Center from time to time, when asked (main office is based in Lynn Wood Hall)
• Complete basic office chores, i.e. taking out the trash, wiping down tables, etc.
• Keep running inventory of items in both Lynn Wood Hall and Hickman Science Center offices
• Assisting any guests that walk in
• Put up bulletin boards and change them out when needed
• Print and organize documents for the department

Qualifications: 
- We are looking for someone who is willing and eager to help when given tasks to complete, and who is someone who we can depend upon to complete those tasks.
- We are also looking for someone who is punctual and reliable when it comes to showing up for work.
- This job does require some lifting when necessary, and will require someone who is willing to move between Lynn Wood Hall and Hickman Science Center when needed.

Hours: Flexible

Pay Rate: Depends on class standing

Person to Contact: Katelynn Webster

Email: katelynnwebster@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2230

Other: Please include a resume with inquiry

Job Posted: 4/12/2024

School of Engineering and Physics

Office Assistant - Summer and Beyond

Location/Department: Housing

Description/Duties: 
• Work with incoming non-traditional students on housing options
• Assist non-traditional students with move in and move out process
• Coordinate the readiness of apartments for incoming residents
• Monitor and respond as needed to voicemails and emails regarding housing
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 
• Self-starter
• Detail oriented
• Available during blocks of time during business hours
• Able to work within various computer software programs to ensure accuracy in billing
• Able to communicate effectively in English through verbal and written communications

Hours: Based on class schedule

Pay Rate: Based on class standing

Person to Contact: Irene Royo

Email: iroyo@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2655

Job Posted: 4/12/2024

Housing

Transfer Admissions Assistant

Location/Department: Admissions

Description/Duties: Assist Transfer Admissions Counselor.

Scan and process documents and transcripts, enter data, check emails, answer phone calls and assist with various office projects.

Qualifications: Responsible, Attentive to Detail, Thorough, Technologically Savvy, Typing Skills, Ability to work without supervision, Great people skills in person and on the telephone, Professional Appearance and Behavior, Ability to work summers.

Hours: 8- 10 per hours a week

Pay Rate: Based off class standing

Person to Contact: Jahnil Ancheta

Email: jahnilm@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2532

Other: Email resume to Jahnil Ancheta at jahnilm@southern.edu

Job Posted: 4/16/24

Admissions

Price Control Supervisor

Location/Department:Price Control/Village Market 

Description/Duties: 

  • Update product prices in computer and replace old shelf tags with new ones when available
  • Audit prices using scanner on the aisles
  • Take note and inform the Price Control Manager which products need tag/sign replacements
  • Assistance with various other tasks as needed

Qualifications: 

  • Must be at least a Junior enrolled at SAU and, at minimum, be in good standing
  • Must have strong accuracy and attention to detail skills
  • Must have good computer skills and operating system comprehension, specifically with Windows PCs
  • Must be able to work effectively & efficiently on their own
  • Previous job experience strongly preferred

Hours: 6 hours a week split in two 3 hour shifts. It can be Wednesday any time from 8-5, Thursday 8-12, or Friday 8-1

Pay Rate: We go by the highest pay rate according to their grade level.

Person to Contact: Margarita Sanchez

Email: margaritas@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423-236-2300

Other: Please email applications to margaritas@southern.edu

Job Posted: 4/16

Village Market

Summer Job - Campus Card Desk Worker

Location/Department: Information Technology 

Description/Duties: The Campus Card Desk worker prints/encodes ID cards, and answers/transfers support calls to the appropriate technician.

Qualifications: Must be a quick learner and must possess good customer service skills.

Hours: Monday through Thursday 8-5, and Friday 8-12.

Pay Rate: Rate Based on class standing, plus $1 summer rate.

Person to Contact: Michael McClung

Email: michael_mcclung@msn.com

Office Phone: 423-236-2677

Job Posted: 4/16/24

IT

Student Employee- Smart Start 2024 and Fall 2024 Semester

Location/Department: The Bietz Center for Student Life 

Description/Duties: Cross train to cover 1st floor (Information desk), 2nd floor (CK2), and 3rd floor (Study Rooms, Chapel, and Large Testing Room), assist to open areas for room reservations, custodial responsibilities throughout the team- trash check/run, bathroom cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning windows.

Working with a small team 3-4 people
Checking in with the student supervisor on duty for various shift tasks, answer the INFO desk phone, excellent customer service, willingness to work, be on time/punctual, use the When I Work app.
Rotate building security checks with the team.
Communicate with the team for subbing out shifts (as needed). Must be willing to work as a CSA as part of the Bietz Team and go through proper training: As a Title IX CSA, you must report any instance of discrimination or unfair treatment on the basis of sex or sexual harassment.

Qualifications: Dependable, team player, kind, respectful, and a positive attitude. Willing to learn within a team environment. Confident to approach peers and report to the supervisor on duty or facilties manager-Mrs. Tolbert.

Hours: up to 24 hrs. per week (20 hrs. if international student) 

Pay Rate: starts at $8.25

Person to Contact: Joey Tolbert

Email: jtolbert@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2070

Other: EMAIL is preferred 

Job Posted: 4/16/24

The Bietz Center

Student Worker

Location/Department: Cafeteria

Description/Duties: Food prep in all departments. Cooks, Salad, Bakery, and Cashier 

Qualifications: No experience necessary. On the job training. 

Hours: Hiring for Fall semester 2024 (July-December 2024) Shifts available from 5:00 am - 9:00 pm 

Pay Rate: based on class standing

Person to Contact: Jeri Pewsey

Email: jdpewsey@southern.edu

Office Phone: 423.236.2708

Job Posted: 4/17

Cafeteria