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Vanguard University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, hearing status, personal appearance, color, sex, pregnancy, political affiliation, source of income, place of business, residence, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, family responsibilities, gender, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law.

Vanguard values and encourages qualified applicants who are diverse in gender, generation, ethnicity, race and/or ability, and seeks employees that will interact in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Where permitted by law and in relation to the school’s heritage and mission, Vanguard does exercise religious preference throughout the University, and therefore employs individuals who are compatible with the institution’s mission and statement of faith.

The open positions on this page are updated regularly. Please check back with us on a weekly basis.

OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS

All available full-time faculty positions are listed below. All applicants for faculty positions (both full-time and adjunct) are required to complete the following Faculty Application in its entirety to be considered for a faculty position: additional inquiries regarding faculty positions can be directed to: Office of the Provost.

Adjunct Faculty Position - Organizational Psychology

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Organizational Psychology

Position Description:

Master of Science in Organizational Psychology seeks applications for adjunct lecturers for Critical Analysis and Research Methods and Statistics for Organizational Decision-Making. Additional related opportunity is mentoring students in Master’s Theses or Application Projects. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach Research Methods and Statistics coursework from the perspective of organizational applications.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Guide students in development of their projects.
  • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and thinking, including critical evaluation of peer-reviewed articles and other published sources.
  • Transfer knowledge including theory, practical skills, methods and techniques in his/her related field. Help students develop applied research skills.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in I/O Psychology or Organizational Behavior (preferred), demonstrated ability to conduct research. Qualified individuals with doctorates in related areas and exceptional candidates with Master's degrees will be considered.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability.
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an integration of faith and learning.

Salary:

Part-time, adjunct position. Salary determined on a per contract basis.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Program Director.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Organizational Psychology, click here.

DIRECTOR:
Ludmila N. Praslova, Ph. D.
Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Organizational Psychology
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-619-6442
E-mail: lpraslova@vanguard.edu

Adjunct Faculty Position - Chemistry

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – CHEMISTRY

STEM

Position Description:

The Department of Chemistry seeks applications for adjunct lecturers for General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry labs and General, Organic and Biochemistry (GOB) Labs, and possibly Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity. Emergent need for Summer 2018 – classes start May 8th.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach above-mentioned coursework in chemistry.
  • Transfer knowledge including theory, practical skills, methods and techniques in his/her related field.
  • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and thinking in regard to chemistry.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (MS or MA) or higher in chemistry or a related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in regard to 1st and 2nd year students.
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an integration of faith and learning.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Chemistry, click here.

CHAIR:
Dr. Ted Lorance
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: tlorance@vanguard.edu

Adjunct Faculty Positions - Physics

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – PHYSICS

STEM

Position Description:

The Department of Chemistry seeks applications for adjunct lecturers for General Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Mechanics and Heat, and Earth Science. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity. Emergent need for Summer 2018 – classes start May 29th.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach above-mentioned coursework in physics.
  • Transfer knowledge including theory, practical skills, methods and techniques in his/her related field.
  • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and thinking in regard to physics.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (MS or MA) or higher in physicsor physical sciences or a related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in regard to 1st and 2nd year students.
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an integration of faith and learning.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Chemistry, which houses the Physics courses, click here.

CHAIR:
Dr. Ted Lorance
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: tlorance@vanguard.edu

adjunct faculty position - english

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – ENGLISH

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Position Description:

Vanguard University invites applicants for an Adjunct Professor qualified to teach undergraduate courses in composition.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach ENGL 120C and 220C: Persuasive Writing and Researched Writing
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned advanced degree in English, Literature, Writing, or Composition and Rhetoric
  • Excellent oral and written language skills
  • Outstanding Christian character
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of English, click here.

CHAIR:
Warren J. Doody
Professor and Chair of English
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: wdoody@vanguard.edu

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Position Description:

The Department of Natural & Physical Sciences seeks applications for adjunct lecturers for one or more of the following courses: Intro to Environmental Sciences lecture and lab, Coastal Ecology, Mountain Field Biology, Geology, GIS, Soil and Atmospheric Sciences. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach one of the above-mentioned coursework in Environmental Sciences.
  • Transfer knowledge including theory, practical skills, methods and techniques in his/her related field.
  • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and thinking regarding Environmental Sciences.
  • Facilitate the learning of first-generation college students and incorporate culturally-relevant pedagogy within the classroom.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support and continuous program improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (MS or MA) or higher in mathematics or a related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in regard to 1st and 2nd year students.
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an integration of faith and learning.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. More information about Vanguard University and the Department of Natural & Physical Sciences can be found on our web site at www.vanguard.edu.

CHAIR:
Dr. Tara Sirvent
Interim Associate Dean of STEM
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: tsirvent@vanguard.edu

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION - MATHEMATICS

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – MATHEMATICS

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Position Description:

The Department of Natural & Physical Sciences seeks applications for Spring 2019 adjunct lecturers for one or more of the following advanced Mathematics courses: Statistics, Probability and Statistics, Elementary Analysis. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach above-mentioned coursework in mathematics.
  • Transfer knowledge including theory, practical skills, methods and techniques in his/her related field.
  • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and thinking in regard to mathematics.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (MS or MA) or higher in mathematics or a related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in regard to 1st and 2nd year students.
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an integration of faith and learning.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate.

CHAIR:
Dr. Tara Sirvent
Interim Associate Dean of STEM
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: tsirvent@vanguard.edu

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION - BIOLOGY

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – BIOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Position Description:

The Department of Natural & Physical Sciences seeks applications for Spring 2019 adjunct lecturers for Fundamentals of Biology lecture and lab. Other course options include: Majors-level Biology, Human Physiology lab, Anatomy Lecture and lab, and Ecology. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach one of the above-mentioned coursework in biology.
  • Transfer knowledge including theory, practical skills, methods and techniques in his/her related field.
  • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and thinking regarding biology.
  • Facilitate the learning of first-generation college students and incorporate culturally-relevant pedagogy within the classroom.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support and continuous program improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (MS or MA) or higher in biology or a related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in regard to 1st and 2nd year students.
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an integration of faith and learning.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. More information about Vanguard University and the Department of Natural & Physical Sciences can be found on our web site at www.vanguard.edu.

CHAIR:
Dr. Tara Sirvent
Interim Associate Dean of STEM
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: tsirvent@vanguard.edu


FACULTY POSITION - NURSING

Faculty Position - Pre-Licensure Nursing

Department of Nursing

Position Description:

The Department of Nursing at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for two full-time faculty positions beginning Fall 2018. The desired applicant is a visionary nursing faculty who is enthusiastic about creating and building an outstanding program of learning for a new pre-licensure program. Specialty areas include Medical-Surgical, Geriatric, Psych-Mental Health, and Obstetrical Nursing and/or the desire to remediate in a new specialty area. Faculty functions under the supervision of the director (chair) and assistant director. Faculty are responsible for individual scholarship (e.g., independent research), university service, community service, and an appropriate teaching load. The pre-licensure program is currently approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).The RN to BSN and MSN programs are accredited by CCNE.

Essential Functions:

  • Instruct courses in areas of content expertise (as approved by the BRN). At least one year of continuous, full-time experience in direct patient care practice as a registered nurse within the last five years is required.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled weekly office hours during the academic school year to advise and mentor students.
  • Support and participate in nursing and university student recruitment and advisement activities.
  • Provide leadership in coordinating classes and clinical rotations.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the varying learning styles of the students.
  • Serve as a liaison to relevant community organizations and clinical partners. Maintain collegial and collaborative relationships with clinical partners.
  • Participate in professional, community activities, and continuing education offerings to ensure community involvement and engagement in lifelong learning activities.
  • Experience in using a learning management system to augment instruction.
  • Establish, model, and maintain an atmosphere of professional nursing behaviors in the classroom and clinical labs.
  • Collaborate with nursing faculty in the coordination and regular evaluation of the effectiveness of student learning outcomes.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • A vibrant Christian faith and commitment to academically rigorous integration of faith and learning.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in pre-licensure classroom and clinical instruction, curriculum development, and program evaluation at the baccalaureate level, preferred.
  • Must possess a Master’s Degree in Nursing; doctorate preferred.
  • Have a current, unencumbered California RN license and clear background check.
  • Candidates must have evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate education including student advisement, engagement and mentoring.
  • Must possess a vibrant Christian faith, and clear commitment to integration of faith and learning in working with students.

Salary:

Full-time position. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Nursing, click here.

Program Director:
Mary Wickman, Ph.D., RN
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: mary.wickman@vanguard.edu

FACULTY POSITION - NURSING

Faculty Position - Pre-Licensure Nursing

Department of Nursing

Position Description:

The Simulation Lab Coordinator is a professional registered nurse (RN) who promotes students’ ability to achieve course and program student learning outcomes through planning, implementing, and evaluating simulation-based learning activities. The coordinator collaborates with teaching faculty and chairs in integrating simulation based activities across the curriculum. The coordinator functions under the supervision of the director and assistant director, and works collaboratively with course and clinical faculty.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains regularly scheduled hours in the simulation lab per week in conjunction with scheduled lab courses and ensures weekly open lab time for skills practice.
  • Ensures a continuous quality improvement program for simulation-based activities.
  • Assists with the set-up and take-down of simulation lab scenarios.
  • Anticipates purchasing needs for additional lab resources and submits timely accounting and budgetary requests.
  • Ensures regular maintenance of patient simulators in accordance with service agreements to keep all equipment in optimal working order.
  • Collaborates with course faculty to facilitate selection of simulation scenarios and learning activities appropriate to the achievement of course learning outcomes.
  • Provides orientation and continuing education for staff and clinical faculty related to simulation-based activities.
  • Maintains current expertise in simulation utilization by regularly attending education/simulation conferences appropriate for the simulation lab coordinator role.
  • Establishes, models, and maintains an atmosphere of professional nursing behaviors in the simulation lab.
  • Orders all supplies necessary each semester for skills lab practice and simulation scenarios.
  • Oversees scheduling of classes using the Simulation Labs.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Master’s Degree in Nursing; direct patient care experiences within the previous five (5) years in the nursing area to assigned content areas; and have a current, unencumbered California RN license.
  • Three years of nursing experience required and previous undergraduate/graduate teaching experience.
  • Expert technical skills and computer experience required.
  • Candidates must have evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate education including student advisement and mentoring.
  • Must possess a vibrant Christian faith, and clear commitment to integration of faith and learning in working with students.

Salary:

Half-time position. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Nursing, click here.

Program Director:
Mary Wickman, Ph.D., RN
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: mary.wickman@vanguard.edu

FACULTY POSITION - KINESIOLOGY

Faculty Position - Kinesiology

Department of Kinesiology

Position Description:

The Department of Kinesiology at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Kinesiology at the Assistant Professor and Assistant/Associate level to begin Fall 2019. Areas of specialization are open, however, a well-qualified candidate should be able to teach both introductory courses (e.g. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness; Foundation of Kinesiology) and upper division courses related to her/his area of scholarly and applied research expertise (e.g. exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, motor behavior). The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to equip students to become leaders capable of impacting their world for Christ. The program seeks to prepare competent professionals through personalized education in the classroom, research, and field-based experiences. The goal of the department is to develop independent, critical thinkers who possess an interdisciplinary education with an in-depth understanding of kinesiology.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach 12 units per semester (24 per year) in Kinesiology.
  • Mentor students within the Kinesiology major, including the maintenance of regular on-campus office hours as prescribed by the university faculty handbook.
  • Engage students in the integration of faith and learning.
  • Perform departmental and university committee work as prescribed by the university faculty handbook.
  • Participate in Department of Kinesiology governance and faculty meetings.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates with a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or related field (e.g. Exercise Science) with college teaching experience preferred. ABD considered with previous college level teaching experience.
  • Knowledge and ability to teach both introductory and upper-division courses.
  • Candidates must have evidence of strong commitment to undergraduate education. This includes mentoring and collaborating with students with applied and community-based research projects.
  • Posses a vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an academically rigorous integration of faith and learning.

Salary:

Full-time position. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. First round of review will begin February 1, 2019.Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Kinesiology, click here.

Chair, Department of Kinesiology:

Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 619-6462
Facsimile: (714) 966-6316
davans@vanguard.edu

FACULTY POSITION - ACCOUNTING

Faculty Position - Accounting

Business and Management

Position Description:

The Department of Business and Management seeks applicants for full-time faculty position for an Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Accounting, effective January 2019. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability, commitment to scholarship, and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach undergraduate coursework in accounting and other business courses.
  • Transfer knowledge including theory, practical skills, methods and techniques in his/her related field.
  • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and thinking.
  • Participate in general faculty roles in areas including advising and committee service.
  • Participate in the building of an innovative Christian university.
  • Take part in department and university decision-making and governance.
  • Exercise academic leadership in the design and development of curricula.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Assist with development of new initiatives and delivery systems.
  • Assist with facilitation of continuing accreditation through participation in professional development opportunities and in the preparation of program review documents and assessment processes.
  • Assist in building relationships with Orange County businesses and employers; assist with continuous strengthening of program links to and service to the community.
  • Participate in the mentoring of students through academic advising, responding to questions appropriate to student/faculty interaction, and meet with students as needed or requested.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preferably, candidates should have an earned doctorate (or be in the final stages of his/her dissertation) in accounting.
  • An MBA or a Masters in Accountancy or Taxation will also be considered.
  • Current CPA or CMA licensure.
  • Documented high level of teaching competencies, minimum two years of undergraduate level teaching experience, 3+ years industry experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in engaging and supporting all students in the learning process.
  • Strong record of teamwork, collaboration, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Successful experience of working in multicultural educational contexts.
  • Knowledge of and experience with online learning preferred.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for a Christian worldview and experience of and commitment to the spiritual development of students through the integration of faith and learning.

Salary:

Full-time position. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. First round of review will begin November 15th.Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Business and Management, click here.

TEACHING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

TEACHING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Department of Natural and Physical Sciences

Position Description:

Vanguard University seeks applicants to be a part of our Intensive Pedagogical and Research Experience Program (iPrep) for the 2019-2020 academic year. iPrep is a new postdoctoral training program for recent PhD recipients aspiring to become faculty members in the academy especially within the STEM disciplines. The program will combine rich professional pedagogical development and practical hands-on training in the classroom while receiving guidance from a dedicated mentor. Discipline areas include: Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and/or Math. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields.

Essential Functions:

  • Fellows will be assigned 9 undergraduate units of teaching a semester (18 units for the academic year) in their area of expertise
  • Fellows may be encouraged to teach courses that involve a significant team-teaching component and/or courses that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries
  • Attend STEM Pedagogical Workshops that are specifically designed to improve STEM undergraduate education
  • Research collaboration with students on professional quality research/creative projects that stem from the Fellow’s emerging research agenda
  • Fellows will show initiative and leadership in engaging students from diverse backgrounds with varied academic and professional interests
  • Graduate Coursework will be completed during three-hour block seminars consisting of 3 units of Teaching Seminars and 3 units of specific STEM pedagogical Undergraduate STEM (COPUS) in the classroom
  • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and thinking
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement

Minimum Qualifications:

  • iPrep Fellows must have received their terminal degree within five years of the hiring date
  • MS (PhD, preferred) in either Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and/or Math
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an integration of faith and learning
  • Knowledge, acceptance, and adherence to the mission, values, and philosophies of Vanguard University

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a benefits package. Qualified employees have the opportunity to participate in benefits such as a 403(b) retirement plan, paid sick and vacation, paid holidays, health insurance, and employer paid life insurance. Funding for this position is from a Title V HSI grant (Award #P031S170149) sponsored by the Department of Education. This is a 100% grant-funded position.

Application Procedure:

Please complete and submit the Faculty application along with the below documents to resume@vanguard.edu. Please do not send your documents directly to the Department Chair.

  • Accompanying essays
    • Personal Testimony of Relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Philosophy of Christian Education and Role of a Christian University.
    • Integration of Faith, Teaching and Scholarship.
  • Curriculum vita
  • One to three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate.

Chair:

Dr. Tara Sirvent
Divisional Chair, Natural and Physical Sciences
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: tsirvent@vanguard.edu

OPEN STAFF POSITIONS

All applicants for staff positions are required to complete the Staff Application along with submission of a resume and other materials required for the position to resume@vanguard.eduplease note that we only accept electronic application materials.

Our job board is updated regularly to advertise current open Staff positions. Inquiries regarding available Staff positions should be directed to: Human Resources.

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

Admissions Counselor

DEPARTMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Admissions Counselor for the Undergraduate Admissions Office is responsible for recruiting prospective students and applicants within designated geographic regions or student cohort. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach and application review are all significant functions of this position. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reflect and promotes the mission, vision, and identity of the University.
  • Manage a recruitment territory based on geographical area and/or student cohort.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with high school guidance counselors, community college transfer centers, youth pastors and other key influencers in assigned territory.
  • Implement recruiting strategies as directed by management team.
  • Schedule and attend recruitment activities and makes presentations at high schools, community colleges, churches, and organized fairs and events.
  • Maintain scheduled contact via telephone, email and social media with prospect and applicant roster. Must be accountable to goals and yield as set by management.
  • Manage application roster of approximately 300 during annual recruitment cycle.
  • Assist with coordination of various prospect and applicant on-campus and off-site visit programs. Conduct individual on-campus appointments and occasional tours.
  • Counsel applicants through the admission process, including the financial aid awarding process, academic registration and financial registration.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Experience in admissions, recruitment, education, public relations or marketing preferred.
  • Excellent experience in customer relations and service administration required.
  • Ability to professionally represent Vanguard University in a variety of situations. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to students, parents, staff, administration, faculty, high school/community college representatives, and pastors.
  • Strong collaborative and team-oriented interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organized and efficient.
  • Ability to work independently, handle large volumes of work, and multi-task with interruptions.
  • Ability to handle information in a confidential and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with enterprise system such as Colleague preferred.
  • Overnight travel and occasional evening and weekend work required.
  • Be able to lift 20 lbs. boxes of files and/or publications.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs, and requirements.
  • As a requirement for hire, the insurance company requires that you possess a valid driver’s license, auto insurance card and that you are able to meet the mandated criteria for obtaining Vanguard University driver authorization.

SALARY:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

Assistant Director of Admissions

enrollment management

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director of Admissions works within Enrollment Management (EM). Is a member of the EM management team and with director of admissions, manages the recruitment of new incoming freshman, transfer, nursing and/or graduate students. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach and application review are all significant functions of this position. This position reports to director of admissions and includes supervision of admission(s) counselors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reflect and promote the mission, vision, and identity of the University.
  • Provide vision, leadership, management, and ongoing training for admissions counselor(s).
  • Hire and coach admissions counselors to be strong territory and roster managers and hold accountable for goals and yield as set by management.
  • With director, analyze daily prospect/applicant reports, set conversion goals, and monitor admissions counselor(s) progress and enforce accountability.
  • Implement recruitment strategies as directed by senior management team.
  • Manage a recruitment territory or roster and may include limited travel.
  • Maintain scheduled contact via telephone, email and social media with prospect and applicant roster and assist admissions counselor(s) as needed based on volume and calendar. Accountable to goals and yield as set by senior management.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external constituents (e.g. faculty, school counselors, transfer centers, churches, other external organizations).
  • Register, schedule, assign and attend recruitment activities and make presentations at on and off campus meetings, events and/or conferences.
  • Counsel applicants through the admission process. May include communication of basic information about financial aid awarding and financial registration.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in admissions and/or recruitment. Preference is given to candidates who have worked in admissions at Christian and/or private institutions.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to analyze reports and set conversion goals.
  • Previous experience in a goal driven team environment.
  • Ability to professionally represent Vanguard University in a variety of situations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide range of constituents.
  • Strong collaborative and team-oriented interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organized and efficient. Ability to work independently, handle large volumes of work, and multi-task with interruptions.
  • Ability to handle information in a confidential and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with enterprise system such as Ellucian Colleague preferred and/or consumer relationship management system such as Hobsons Radius.
  • Overnight travel and occasional evening and weekend work required.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs, and requirements.

SALARY:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Executive Assistant

Department of enrollment management

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Executive Assistant provides high-level administrative support for and reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM). Supervises Enrollment Management administrative assistant. As directed by VPEM, may assist Enrollment Management (EM) management team and units.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervise EM administrative assistant and oversee management of EM lobby.
  • Manage VPEM calendar and day-to-day operations of the Office of Enrollment Management including successful preparation for meetings and functional timeliness and efficiency. Schedule appointments and meetings including facility and catering logistics. Attention to scheduling complications and successful resolution.
  • Prepare weekly VPEM President’s Cabinet binder with agenda, supporting documentation and minutes
  • Receive, screen, direct and distribute incoming VPEM communication and correspondence – phone, email and mail – including frequent vendor solicitation. May include assistance with such for EM administrative assistant.
  • Maintain effective and current paper filing system and annual/historical admissions print collateral archives
  • Serve as EM designee on institutional committee(s) as directed. May include, but not be limited to, University Risk Management Committee.
  • Serve as budget manager for VPEM for unit budgets. Process and reconcile purchase order, accounts payable, travel reimbursement, gift card, cash advance, petty cash and procurement (credit) card purchases. Reconcile all against myVU and resolve account issues. Manage EM postage account and request postage for meter as needed.
  • Monitor EM administrative assistant standard office and hospitality supply ordering. Complete EM giveaway purchasing as directed by senior management.
  • Complete off-campus event (e.g. college fair, conference) registration for EM. Handle logistics including space and catering and/or travel arrangements as directed by VPEM or senior management. Plan and schedule high-profile constituent and/or vendor meetings and events on campus including space and catering. Draft and distribute agenda and meeting documents including Outlook appointments.
  • Manage contracted vendor relations including annual renewal and service fulfillment. Schedule quarterly progress meetings.
  • Manage inquiries and research background information regarding admission and/or financial aid issues elevated to VPEM and/or President
  • Work with confidential documents, files and issues including tracking and remarks in institutional database(s)
  • Perform technical, detailed administrative work including proofreading and editing in Word; data entry and calculation in Excel; basic document copying, scanning and filing; coordinating mailing service for print collateral; and attending and recording meeting minutes as assigned
  • Assist with annual data collection for surveys; direct cost institutional comparison; and peer institution benchmarking research. Format enrollment data for internal distribution. Upload enrollment data to federal and professional organization external portals.
  • Manage communication, organization relationship and processes related to denominational scholarship and tuition exchange programs under direction of VPEM and/or director of undergraduate admissions.
  • Serve as an EM website content manager with editing permission. Make edits as directed including but not limited to recruitment travel web pages.
  • Provide administrative support to Enrollment Management units as directed
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Additional duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Baccalaureate degree required
  • 3 or more years of progressive administrative support experience. Preference given to candidates who have worked in enrollment management, higher education, sales and/or marketing in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with enterprise/student information system and customer relationship management system (complex databases) preferred.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to professionally, concisely and effectively communicate (i.e. interpersonal, written and spoken communication) with a variety of constituents (i.e. students, families, staff, faculty, trustees, professional organizations, media, vendors)
  • Ability to handle complaints and assist in conflict management; maintain a calm, diplomatic presence in stressful situations
  • Absolute preservation of confidentiality in the management of communication, data and records related to all aspects of University business
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs, and requirements

SALARY:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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GRADUATION ANALYST

Graduation Analyst

OFFICE OF the registrar

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Graduation Analyst is a full-time position responsible for maintaining undergraduate and graduate student academic records in the Office of the Registrar. This position serves the students, faculty, and staff in the process of recording academic work performed at Vanguard, transferring credit from other institutions, and in processing student applications for graduation. The Graduation Analyst reports to the Associate Registrar.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares academic evaluations for incoming students
  • Verifies students’ eligibility for graduation and posts degrees to their student record.
  • Processes all paperwork related to off-campus coursework, exceptions to policy, etc. for senior level traditional undergraduates.
  • Prepares honor awards statistics.
  • Reviews former student files for graduation requirements upon request by the student.
  • Compiles governmental reports pertaining to graduated students (e.g. IPEDS).
  • Verifies transferability of study abroad programs.
  • Maintains Transfer Guides on the website.
  • Reviews course equivalencies in the Transfer Equivalency System (TES).
  • Aids in the coordination of Commencement logistics as it pertains to the students. This includes, but is not limited to communication to candidates for graduation regarding application process, verification of academic coursework, and Commencement rehearsal.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Baccalaureate Degree.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative with assigned responsibilities.
  • Must have the ability to perform detailed work accurately.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work with various publics such as traditional undergraduate students, working adults, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in technology.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of VUSC, its programs, and
  • requirements.

SALARY:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION

Director of Facilities Planning and Construction

division of student affairs

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position provides leadership to campus planning, new construction, remodeling of existing spaces, and space planning and allocation. The DFPC will provide strategic leadership for multi-year facilities planning, budget development, capital project and sustainability initiatives. The DFPC is responsible for assisting with the master plan update and managing design, development and construction phases of assigned major and minor capital projects through successful completion of planning and design. The DFPC will also provide direction and oversight of off-site leased spaces. This position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Establish a multi-year vision and strategic plan for translating the University’s Campus Master Plan goals into concrete plans and projects that create strong teaching and learning environments.
  • Provide leadership, management and vision for campus planning, new construction and remodeling of existing space, major capital, minor capital, capital renewal, and maintenance projects which may include utility infrastructure, fire-life safety, security, water conservation, and energy conservation and resource management.
  • Develop annual facilities management and capital budgets. Oversee the development and monitoring of multi-year budgets (capital and expense) for strategic campus improvements.
  • Provides contract management for design activities, as well as the management of the project scope, budget and schedule.
  • Serves as campus space planner and works with campus personnel to address and promote efficient use of campus space.
  • Implement space planning and allocation policies across campus.
  • Translate the vision of the campus master plan into tangible design elements and projects.
  • Develop plans for implementing annual capital improvements and projects.
  • Create a culture of ongoing and continuous facility improvements with a focus on implementing ongoing preventative maintenance and deferred maintenance programs in collaboration with Aramark.
  • Develop a positive working relationship with all facets of the university community to maintain an ongoing understanding of their needs for facilities support.
  • Assist in the ongoing update and implementation of the university facilities master plan.
  • Develop and implement guidelines for campus design standards.
  • Oversee external consultants and owner’s rep, contractors, and architects as needed to implement master plan, planning and construction projects and tenant improvements.
  • Provide leadership for all capital projects including negotiating contracts, reviewing scopes and assisting with value engineering.
  • Supervise, coordinate and oversee work of subcontractors.
  • Prepare detailed narrative and budget reports and operational plans to campus leadership and ensure budgetary and schedule goals are met.
  • Monitor and ensure schedules for preventative maintenance and ongoing facilities renewal are implemented.
  • Identify and review projects campus wide and evaluate and establish priorities, schedules and costs for completion.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with appropriate subcontractors and vendors for equipment and service agreements.
  • Analyze bids for buildings and grounds construction, renovation or repair.
  • Direct, develop and coordinate utilities efficiency improvements for the university.
  • Proactively communicate with the campus community regarding ongoing services provided and ongoing improvements.
  • Oversee and manage all university-leased or operated properties.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Planning, Facilities Management, Architecture, or directly related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five to seven years of increasingly responsible facilities-related management experience in a complex environment including construction, remodeling, and maintenance of a large plant, and supervision responsibilities for a large group of employees.
  • Minimum of five to seven years of project design and construction project management experience on institutional projects.
  • Possess working knowledge of all project plans, specifications, contracts with general contractors, subcontracts, purchase orders, daily correspondence, shop drawings, submittals, and all other project related documents.
  • Deadline and detail-oriented.
  • Display strong written and oral communication skills and employ effective listening skills.
  • Strong ability to problem solve and make decisive decisions in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Tactful and mature demeanor with well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse personalities.
  • Experience in a higher education environment is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective and harmonious working relations with faculty, staff, students and external contacts.
  • Understanding and commitment to the spiritual mission of the university.
  • Ability to delegate, support, and motivate staff to achieve maximum performance in their position.
  • Ability to assess and implement improvements in processes and procedures for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
  • High level of negotiating skills.
  • Advanced ability in financial analysis and budgets (capital and expense).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Ability to work effective and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

SALARY:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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REGISTRAR

Registrar

office of the registrar

POSITION SUMMARY:

The University Registrar is a full-time staff position that oversees all operations of the Registrar’s Office as well as the hiring, training and development of Registrar’s office staff. The Registrar collaborates with other campus leaders to design quality student services and protect student records.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The University Registrar will be a proven leader who is responsible to:

  • Communicate and provide leadership for the Office of the Registrar vision and mission, and plans that ensure that all resources are in alignment with the institutional vision, mission and strategic initiatives
  • Direct, mentor, and guide Registrar management staff; work in collaboration with the office management staff to establish direction, priorities and goals
  • Provide leadership and oversight in developing office policies and procedures to continuously improve services provided by the University Registrar’s Office, including: performing incoming transcript evaluation and recording; maintain effective registration processes; processing grades; certifying and reporting enrollment to external agencies; tracking and clearing students for graduation and producing diplomas; and helping coordinate Commencement ceremonies
  • Provide accountability for implementation and monitoring policies concerning student enrollment; enrollment verification; academic records; matriculation; transfer work; grade reporting and processing; academic progress; graduation; and certificate and degree certification
  • Act as official liaison with Veteran’s Administration regarding VA Benefits
  • Deliver official Vanguard University transcripts upon students’ request
  • Make data-informed proposals and decisions to contribute to the overall goals of the office, the Provost’s area, and the university
  • Compile and report internal and external data in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research
  • Oversee the development of the annual academic calendar for all programs (TUG, PS, and Grad)
  • Collaborate with the Deans and Chairs to schedule classes and assign rooms; master calendar; prepare final examination schedules with the approval of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Provide leadership planning and development for the compilation of the University Catalog
  • Work with academic deans to develop and implement academic policy and curriculum
  • Function as the primary university data custodian for student academic records with responsibility for setting and implementing appropriate planning and policy-level standards
  • Serve as the University Compliance Officer for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); serve as the main resource to university departments/offices and campus officials for institutional policies and practices relating to student academic records
  • Ensure that the policies of the faculty and appropriate committees concerning student achievement and deficiencies are completed; recommend students for degrees and supervise the academic welfare of students, faculty and staff as necessary
  • Collaborate with the Chief Diversity Officer and Admissions on the Homeland Security guidelines for International Students
  • Prepare and administer the departmental budget
  • Participate in professional development activities including state, regional, and national professional associations relating to university/college registrars
  • Maintain current and ongoing best practices and ensure professional development and training for registrar personnel; remain current on university policies and related state and federal regulations to ensure compliance
  • Serve on university academic and administrative committees and serve in other capacities as needed or directed by the university
  • Serve on various university committees as invited or deemed necessary
  • Resolve student disputes as they relate to the Office of the Registrar through appropriate research and analysis and intervention
  • Maintain effective collaborative partnerships with Administration, Admissions, Accounting, Department Advising staff, Student Success and Retention, Financial Aid and other ancillary offices
  • Ensure compliance with Family Education rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as it relates to the assigned areas of responsibility, serve as the institutional FERPA compliance officer, and provide guidance and training to the University in this area
  • Align academic procedures and administrative process to ensure compliance with institutional, accreditation and other regulatory standards and requirements
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree with five years of progressive leadership experience in the Registrar’s Office, with proven ability to develop a cohesive team
  • Strong organizational, management and technical skills
  • Proactive, strategic, and collaborative across campus, especially with those departments that are key interdependencies
  • Ability to sign and align with the statement of faith of Vanguard University
  • Ability to effectively communicate with undergraduate students, working adults, faculty and staff, external and internal reporting agencies
  • Knowledge and application of technology and software systems that create efficiencies unique to the Office of the Registrar
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills
  • Ability to work with and support diverse student populations
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with the Ellucian Colleague student information system
  • Experience in implementing large system changes or converting systems
  • Small college experience

SALARY:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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FINANCIAL AID COUNSELOR

Financial Aid Counselor

financial aid office

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Financial Aid Counselor is the primary point of contact for prospective and current students and their families in the Financial Aid Office. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, outreach, counseling, processing applications, analysis of award eligibility, file verification, and coordination of aid from various sources including the institution, state and federal governments, and outside sources in compliance with all applicable regulations. This person reports to the Director of Financial Aid, but receives daily direction from the Assistant Director of Financial Aid.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Be knowledgeable about financial aid policies and procedures for all prospective and current Traditional Undergraduate, Professional Studies, and Graduate students and their families
  • Provide excellent customer service by answering the telephone, seeing in-person appointments/walk-ins, responding to e-mail inquiries, accurate data entry and reporting, and file organization
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and school policies, and communicate them effectively to students and members of the University
  • Advise students and their families on all aspects of financial aid; corresponds effectively and in a timely manner with students concerning eligibility, academic progress, and documentation requirements
  • Responds to inquiries by researching and resolving issues related to transactions handled by the department; serves as liaison with other university departments in the resolution of day-to-day administrative or operational issues
  • Assist in awarding and reconciling federal, state and institutional aid programs
  • Coordinate student record information from various campus departments to administer financial aid programs
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director or Assistant Director of Financial Aid

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience in and understanding of the importance of excellent customer service
  • Experience working with the public and ability to professionally represent Vanguard University
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organized and efficient. Ability to work independently, handle large volumes of work, and multi-task with interruptions
  • Ability to handle information in a confidential and professional manner
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a variety of different groups including students, government agencies, vendors, and offices within the University
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with Ellucian Colleague and other Financial Aid programs such as: COD, NSLDS, WebGrants, EdConnect, IFAP, FAA access to CPS online, Opennet and ELM preferred.
  • Excellent math, analytical, and data interpretation skills
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs, and requirements

SALARY:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS

New Student Orientation and Family Relations

Student Life

POSITION SUMMARY:

The member of the Orientation professional staff and will report to the Coordinator of New Student Orientation (CNSO). The intern will assist with the coordination and implementation of five (5) half-day summer Academic Registration days for new students and families; assist with the facilitation of training for orientation leaders; provide oversight for Family Orientation; assist in the execution of a 3-day fall orientation for approximately 425 freshmen/125 transfers in August; and assist in planning Family Weekend.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Family Relations

  • Provide oversight of Family Orientation during Welcome Day (first day of Welcome Week)
  • Assist in the coordination and execution of Family Weekend programs
  • Create appealing content and send innovative communication to families regarding University programs for Family Relations
  • Effectively collaborate with various departments on campus regarding family weekend
  • Conduct a survey and assess results from Family Weekend to determine future changes
  • Help manage and allocate funding for programming
  • Reserve space and facilities for specific events

Orientation

  • Assist the CNSO in the development of orientation materials, student check-in and welcome week activities
  • Research best-practices of orientation from other universities
  • Assist the CNSO in the hiring process for paid and volunteer orientation leaders
  • Research and implement new practices to engage transfers in orientation
  • Effectively communicate with new students, families, and other constituents across multiple platforms
  • Interface professionally with a cross-section of staff (i.e. Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life & Housing, the Office of Student Engagement, the Registrar)
  • Assist in overseeing the preparation and facilitation of all Academic Registration days
  • Provide assistance with the facilitation of training for orientation leaders
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Qualified candidates will have experience with orientation, as well as experience planning student activities/programs
  • Candidates must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balance multiple tasks, be flexible, address conflict and have the capacity to take initiative while also working well on a team

SALARY:

Part-time, non-benefited position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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WRITER AND PROJECT COORDINATOR

Writer and Project Coordinator

Unviversity marketing

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Writer and Project Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for the maintenance of Inside VU, the campus’ internal e-newsletter, content writing for marketing collaterals, and supports the Marketing Manager with the project management for the department. The Writer and Project Coordinator reports to the Marketing Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Writes content and ensures that the voice and quality of content is consistent with the University brand.
  • Coordinates University projects with internal clients and works with the Marketing Manager to help manage the project flow with the creative team.
  • Supports in the creation of content for marketing collaterals.
  • Assists the Web and Social Media Specialist in creation of content for the University website and social media channels.
  • Schedules and distributes communications collateral and content to the internal community.
  • Proof-reads all marketing collaterals that are sent out to print vendors.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned .

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing, English, Communications or any related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in project management for creative teams.
  • Excellent writing skills (portfolio required).
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and with the team.
  • Highly detailed oriented.
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite and Office 365.
  • Knowledgeable in web content development tools a plus.

SALARY:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

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VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is a private, co-educational, comprehensive University of liberal arts and professional studies that believes its evangelical Christian community in the Pentecostal tradition offers a unique opportunity for academic achievement. Vanguard University embodies a Christ-centered, multicultural community serving approximately 2,200 students. Vanguard values and encourages qualified applicants who are diverse in gender, generation, ethnicity, race and/or ability, and seeks employees that will interact with the Vanguard community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Where permitted by law and in relation to the school’s heritage and mission, Vanguard does exercise religious preference throughout the University.