Faculty and Staff Openings

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Teaching Faculty

Teaching Faculty - School of Nursing

Department/School: School of Nursing

Hours: Full time

Pay Rate: Based on experience

Description: To teach primarily in the Graduate Program

Qualifications: 

  • Earned Doctorate required
  • FNP certification and experience preferred, but not required for some courses.
  • Requisite qualities include interest in research, successful teaching experience, flexibility, and a commitment to nursing and SDA education.

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

To Apply: Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and three references to:

Dr. Barbara James, Dean
SAU School of Nursing
PO Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315

Contact Email: bjames@southern.edu

 

 

Salaried Staff 

Editorial Manager - Marketing & University Relations

Department/School: Marketing & University Relations 

Pay Rate:  Grade 1220 $47,001 - $55,104

Hours: Full time

Description:  The editorial manager is responsible for creating and monitoring the written communications of Southern Adventist University and serves as a key member of the team responsible for shaping the marketing and communications strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the collection and distribution of key news and feature items for internal and external publics
  • Serves as managing editor for Columns, the university magazine, which includes writing and editing as well as managing production and distribution
  • Proofreads or supervises proofreading of all website and print publications created by the university for the public
  • Develops message concepts and themes in collaboration with other members of team and administration
  • Supervises print and digital content development for newsletters, Southern Tidings features, brochures, advertisements, websites, etc.
  • Fosters long-term relationships with news media and escorts media on campus
  • Serves on the Crisis Communication Team as the primary public information officer
  • Supervises and mentors student writers and editors
  • Contract with freelancers to assist with workflow when necessary
  • Promotes special events and assists with community-relations initiatives as needed
  • Participates in research, evaluation, and assessment of all public relations and marketing initiatives
  • Perform all other reasonable business-related functions as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Superior skills and passion for writing and editing
  • A thorough knowledge of public relations and marketing theory and practice
  • The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality when appropriate
  • Capable of organizing and meeting deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to work under pressure in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and external public
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and excellent customer service skills

Education: Bachelors Degree in the area of Communications, English, Public Relations, or Journalism.

Experience: Three or more years in a related field preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 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.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Security Analyst - Information Technology

Department/School: Information Technology 

Pay Rate:  Grade 1220 $47,001 - $55,104

Hours: Full time

Description:  The Security Analyst is responsible for implementing and maintaining security measures to protect Southern’s computer systems, networks and data.

Specific Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Threat intelligence gathering and monitoring
  • Device and network forensics
  • Implement security measures needed for various compliance frameworks (such as PCI, FERPA, HIPAA)
  • Perform daily administration of SIEM, anti-virus, federated authentication services, and intrusion detection systems
  • Maintain Southern’s change and configuration management software

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure integrity, efficiency, and security of campus digital infrastructure.
  • Software patching for endpoints and servers.
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing systems.
  • Troubleshooting problems with network servers, equipment, operating systems, and other network applications.
  • Create, and modify programs to work with network operating systems.
  • Be prepared to accept other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a computer related field.  Industry certification is preferred (CISSP, CISA, CEH).

Experience and Abilities: 

  • Five-years of systems/network management experience
  • Excellent systems analysis and network stack troubleshooting skills
  • Good understanding of computer programming concepts
  • Experience with modern network operating systems, applications, and equipment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Friendly and patient attitude when working with non-technical users

Typical Physical Demands:
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 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.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

 

Hourly Staff  

Applications Manager - Enrollment Management

Department/School: Admissions Department/Enrollment Management

Pay Rate:  Grade 3015, $15.59 - $20.46

Hours: Full time

Description:   The Applications Manager is responsible for managing the undergraduate application process.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manages the undergraduate application process.
  • Oversees applicant and acceptance communication flow to prospective students—including acceptance, denial, revocation of acceptance, and any other miscellaneous acceptance letters.
  • Reads admission files and makes decisions on student acceptance based on published policy.
  • Sends emails, make phone calls, and use other various communication methods to work with students who have incomplete applications to encourage finishing the process.
  • Serves as the Secretary of the Admissions Committee—assembling the agenda for exceptions to the policy, scheduling committee members, keeping minutes, and communicating back with the prospective students regarding the decision of the committee.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official for International Students.
  • Develops a relationship of regular service and orientation with the Southern Union academy registrars.
  • Assists in planning, coordinating, and executing ViewSouthern, PreviewSouthern, and other events that are hosted by the Enrollment Services Office.
  • Supports the customer-service, student-centered focus of the Admissions Office.
  • Cross-trains into other areas of the Admissions Office, and cross-train others into the applications process.
  • Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must demonstrate track record of effective interpersonal communication and/or counseling skills; be able to multitask complex situations and work collaboratively toward win-win solutions; demonstrate sound judgment; be able to balance human need against policies; and be technologically savvy.

EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years experience in data entry/computer processing.  Computer knowledge and skills are required.

Working Conditions:   Essential task are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Museum Coordinator - School of Religion

Department/School: Institute of Archaeology/School of Religion

Pay Rate:  Grade 3016, $16.22 - $21.10

Hours: Part time

Description:   The Museum Coordinator is responsible for overseeing activities and events for the museum, preparing and maintaining museum accreditation, working with Marketing and University Relations in marketing the museum on campus and in the community, planning and developing education and outreach opportunities for patrons and area schools, designing new museum exhibits, and coordinating the registration and cataloguing of the collections.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Administration

  • Oversees and assists museum (student) staff and the hiring of museum (student) staff.
  • Coordinates the museum’s participation in independent assessment programs in order to improve policies and procedures, and the safety and security for its collections, facilities, and staff.
  • Prepares and drafts documents for the museum’s participation in accreditation process.
  • Participates in professional development workshops, conferences, and classes.
  • Maintains and purchases necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Keeps careful accounting records of expenses, purchases, and service transactions.
  • Works with staff to prepare annual budget and expense reports for Advisory Board meeting.
  • Acts for the Curator in his absence for brief periods.

Marketing and University Relations

  • Works with Marketing & University Relations and other departments (to execute the marketing plan.
  • Drafts marketing plans to promote the lecture series, exhibition openings, open houses, and fundraising events sponsored by the museum.
  • Works with staff to plan and organize promotional events.
  • Seeks and develops marketing contacts outside of the university.
  • Writes and edits press releases for lectures and events announcements.
  • Coordinates the design and layout of newsletter, website, and promotional materials.
  • Coordinates the mailing of museum communications, specifically promotional materials and fundraising letters.
  • Periodically reviews and evaluates marketing strategies to increase visitor numbers.
  • Acts as a public representative for the museum (i.e., answers calls, letters, etc.)

Museum Education

  • Plans and develops educational outreach programs and resources for visitors of all ages.
  • Plans curriculum-based content for school tours (K–12).
  • Drafts a docent manual with policies and procedures, general information, and interpretive guidelines.
  • Periodically reviews and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of educational programs in order to improve where necessary.

Exhibition Development

  • Organizes exhibition planning meetings with staff and contractors.
  • Works with staff to develop exhibit goals, budget, and design.
  • Plans and develops exhibit content which involves choosing the theme, doing the research, writing interpretive and non-interpretive labels, and finding corresponding images and/or artwork.
  • Contacts and deals with contractors, artists, graphics productions companies, audiovisual companies, and other businesses.
  • Ensures environmental compatibility of artifacts with display materials and lighting.

Registration and Curation

  • Coordinates the registration of new acquisitions and loans in the electronic objects database.
  • Oversees the accession and deaccession of objects in the collections.
  • Periodically reviews and evaluates registration and catalog system to maintain applicability, consistency, and operation.
  • Recommends changes in recordkeeping procedures to achieve maximum accessibility to and efficient retrieval of collection objects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have experience in biblical archaeology and understand basic concepts of the field. Must demonstrate track record of effective interpersonal communication and skills; be able to multitask complex situations and work collaboratively toward win-win solutions; demonstrate sound judgment; and be an effective team player.

EDUCATION: Masters Degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two seasons of archaeological fieldwork; able to edit and write effectively; computer and design skills.

Working Conditions:   Essential task are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279

Chef/Cooks Manager - Food Services

Department/School: Food Services/Cafeteria

Pay Rate:  Grade 3011, $13.96 - $18.84

Hours: Full time

Description:  Be a working manager - leading out and directing staff in the Cooks department and International bar staff, along with student workers, utilizing them for preparation of all hot foods for meals, and any additional special orders, or evening banquets.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Be alert to the student employee’s attendance and performance.
  • Notify the Cafeteria Manager of situations, problems or suggestions that would improve the program.
  • Understand and practice the best and proper methods of quality preparation for each item on the menu, and to maintain the highest of standards in all food production.
  • Understand, maintain, and practice good sanitation and cleaning procedures at all times.
      • Practice safe food handling
      • Keep the kitchen as clean and neat as possible during the day
      • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment - being prepared for Health Department at all times
  • Check the workers board for daily menu and for any special functions
  • Oversee and help with preparation of Lunch and Supper
  • Assign staff and students workers in cook’s dept. and International bar their jobs for the day
  • Oversee and help prepare items needed for special functions and make sure they are ready on time
  • Take a break for lunch from 1:30 - 2:00 pm
  • Organize and straighten cooler daily-making sure all food items are on the right shelves and dated
  • After organizing cooler, check leftovers and plan when to implement them into the menu again
  • Walk through freezer daily making sure your department items are straight and in proper places
  • Evaluate leftovers in freezer and plan when to implement them into the menu again
  • Plan for the next day – check to see if you have any orders going out or banquets
  • Instruct staff and student workers in cook’s dept and international bar about time management
  • Instruct cooks dept staff on how to manage student workers with on the job training
  • Oversee and lead out in the training of new student workers.
  • Track food waste in cook’s dept-be innovative in how to reduce food waste and over production of food
  • Be creative with new menu ideas
  • Be innovative with ideas to implement special food sales and promotions
  • Work with Cafeteria Manager in establishing standardized recipes
  • Make a monthly days off schedule for all the staff in your department
  • Fill in for your staff workers if one is absent, or make arrangements for that shift to be covered.
  • Take your turn and lead out in Sabbath and weekend duty.
  • Maintain a Christian atmosphere in your area by precept and example.
  • Perform all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Education & Experience:  College or trade school education preferred.  A minimum of 5 years experience in Food Service; supervision and management experience.

Qualifications:  Ability to communicate effectively. A self starter who displays neatness, cleanliness, and organizational skills, is essential, and displays 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 office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

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

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

Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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

Contact Email: sarahshelburne@southern.edu

Contact Phone: 423.236.2279