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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 - 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 March 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.

FACULTY POSITION - PSYCHOLOGY

Faculty Position - Psychology

Psychology

Position Description:

The Department of Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time position to begin the fall semester of 2019. This position will be a one year term contract with the possibility of a future tenure track contract. We seek a candidate who is a gifted teacher, an active scholar, and a model of integrating Christian faith with psychology, along with a desire and demonstrated ability to engage first-generation college students. Expertise in statistics, research methods and cognitive psychology is preferred, but expertise in other areas may be considered.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaching primarily traditional undergraduate courses in areas of specialization and, as needed, across the undergraduate major (four courses per semester; eight per year)
  • Advising and mentoring undergraduate students
  • Serving on department and university committees
  • Participate in general faculty functions including professional development, advising and other contractual agreements.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Awarded (or in final stages of earning) doctorate in psychology or related field
  • Ability and desire to integrate Christian faith with psychology teaching, research, and practice
  • Evidence of successful teaching, ongoing scholarship, and active participation in professional organizations
  • Strong record of teamwork, collaboration, and communication

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 March 15th. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Psychology, click here.

CONTACT:

CHAIR:
Dr. Elizabeth S. Powell
Chair, Department of Psychology
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: elizabeth.powell@vanguard.edu

FACULTY POSITION - GRADUATE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Faculty Position - Graduate Clinical Psychology

Graduate Clinical Psychology

Position Description:

Graduate Clinical Psychology announces a full-time term contract faculty position for an Assistant, Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology. This position starts August 2019.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaching core theoretical and clinical courses in the MS in Clinical Psychology program.
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students in their academic, clinical and professional development.
  • Participating in activities and committees in the graduate program and the university.
  • Collaborating with the graduate faculty regarding curriculum implementation, student retention and support, and continuous program improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family, or Counseling.
  • Licensed therapist in the state of California.
  • Successful graduate level teaching.
  • Post licensure clinical experience.
  • Ongoing development and accomplishment as an educator.
  • Capacity to teach courses in cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychological testing, & statistics
  • Diversity experience.
  • Knowledge regarding integration of Christian faith.
  • Teamwork, collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Salary:

Full-time contract 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 March 15th. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Graduate Clinical Psychology, click here.

CONTACT:

CHAIR:
Dr. Jacqueline Gattis
Chair of Faculty Search Committee
Vanguard University of Southern California
3000 W. MacArthur Blvd, Ste 100, Santa Ana, CA 92704
E-mail: jacqueline.gattis@vanguard.edu

FACULTY POSITION - GRADUATE ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Faculty Position – Graduate Organizational Psychology

Organizational Psychology

Position Description:

Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time, term faculty position, rank open, to begin in August 2019. The position may be converted to tenure track. 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 skills, professional and scholarly accomplishment, commitment to mentoring graduate students, and commitment to working in a diverse, innovative, and collaborative environment. Expertise in statistics, research methods, people analytics and Big Data are particularly of interest.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach graduate coursework in organizational psychology, with the focus on statistics, research methodology, and Thesis mentorship.
  • Foster graduate-level culture, and facilitate student ability to engage in critical thinking and scientific inquiry.
  • Participate in general departmental functions, including advising, mentoring, and promotion of the program.
  • Participate in the building of an innovative Christian university.
  • Take part in department decision-making and governance.
  • Exercise academic leadership in the design and development of curricula.
  • Assist with development of new initiatives and delivery systems, as relevant.
  • Assist with facilitation of continuous improvement in through participation in program review 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, or a closely related field is strongly preferred. Individuals with a Master’s degree and exceptional relevant professional experience and ABD with exceptional scholarly and professional potential close to dissertation completion will be considered.
  • Knowledge of research and methodology; demonstrated scholarly and/or professional accomplishment which could provide an example to students.
  • Evidence of successful teaching, ongoing scholarship, and active participation in professional organizations
  • A combination of teaching experience and industry experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in engaging and supporting students in the learning process.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for a Christian world view and experience of and commitment to the spiritual development of students through the integration of faith and learning.
  • Strong record of team work, collaboration, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of current issues and legislation related to I-O Psychology
  • Successful experience of working in multicultural educational contexts.
  • Knowledge of and experience with online/hybrid learning preferred.

Salary:

Full-time position. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience and includes a benefits package.

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.To receive priority consideration, please apply by April 2, 2019. 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
E-mail: lpraslova@vanguard.edu

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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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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DATA COORDINATOR

Data Coordinator

undergraduate Admissions
graduate and nursing admissions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Data Coordinator serves the admissions operations unit that supports both Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate and Nursing Admissions. This person – along with other data coordinators – processes inquiries and applications which include data entry, imports, creating and maintaining files, generating correspondence, mailings, and reporting. The Data Coordinator reports to the Director of Admissions Operations and University Marketing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Process – data entry and import – approximately 16,000 inquiries and 4,000 applications each year.
  • Process supporting documentation, including, but not limited to, transcripts, test scores, recommendations, evaluations, housing forms, and application fees and enrollment deposits for applicants. Create application files. Change application statuses as applicants move through the application cycle. Manage data in CRM (Customer Relationship Management) database and SIS (Student Information System; enterprise system) with accuracy and eliminating duplicates.
  • Deploy communication plans and campaigns within CRM. Generate print and electronic correspondence and labels based on status.
  • Communicate with applicants verbally, via email, and in writing.
  • Refresh reports, work in vendor portals, and manage online form submissions on a scheduled basis.
  • Work with IT to troubleshoot and problem-solve issues in CRM and SIS.
  • Assist with large mailings not outsourced.
  • Assist with printed collateral, supply, and giveaway inventory.
  • Provide back-up for Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant.
  • Proactively keeps operations unit organized and stocked on a daily basis.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned .

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • At least one year of customer service, receptionist and/or data entry experience.
  • Proficient with data entry/management in a CRM and/or SIS, and Microsoft Office programs. Current database/system vendors include Hobsons Radius and Ellucian Colleague.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organized and efficient.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task with interruptions.
  • Ability to compose routine letters/emails.
  • Ability to relate well with students, college offices, and visitors in a friendly and flexible manner.
  • Be able to lift 25 lbs. boxes of files and/or publication materials.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University

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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PATROL OFFICER

Patrol Officer

CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Patrol Officer provides protection for people and properties on Vanguard University’s campus. This position reports to the Assistant Director. The Patrol Officer will patrol roadways, walkways, parking lots, administration buildings, academic halls, and resident buildings located on Vanguard University property. Due to the nature of the position, the Patrol Officer may be asked to testify in court. The Patrol Officer will enforce all California laws and codes on campus, as well as the University traffic and parking regulations and to investigate traffic accidents on campus and properly report.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Respond to campus emergencies and calls for service.
  • Provide limited medical assistance when required.
  • Secure campus buildings and allow authorized personnel entrance to secured facilities.
  • Conduct student safety training, fire drills and evacuation procedures.
  • Direct and control traffic and parking pattern enforcement including issuing citations, towing vehicles, and providing limited assistance to persons experiencing car trouble.
  • Conduct standard patrol to be visible, observant and precautionary concerning unusual circumstances.
  • Investigate anything of a suspicious nature and/or any suspected criminal activity; reports safety hazards to appropriate persons.
  • Provide safety escorts to individuals and public relations with campus community and visitors.
  • Detain and arrest individuals suspected of committing a crime on Vanguard University property.
  • Responsible for timely activity log entries and incident reports with clarity and accuracy, in a timely fashion.
  • Conduct the initial investigations into reported crimes and incidents occurring on Vanguard property and submits appropriate reports pertaining to the investigation.
  • Participate in the development and support of other employees assigned near this position.
  • Comply with all department policies and procedures.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with the staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current valid driver’s license.
  • Current first aid/CPR certificate or the ability to renew.
  • Guard card from Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
  • Certified for the use of pepper spray and ASP baton preferred.
  • POST Reserve Level III Academy (PC 832) preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to complete and pass a physical and psychological examination.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to peers, college personnel and the public.
  • Able to patrol 37-acre campus on foot and/or motor vehicle and make physical arrests when necessary.
  • Willingness to work alternative shifts as needed.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University and maintains a lifestyle in consonance with sound Christian principles.

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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ACADEMIC TRANSFER ANALYST

Academic Transfer Analyst

OFFICE OF the registrar

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Academic Transfer Analyst (ATA) is a full-time staff position. This position is responsible for developing, maintaining and executing articulation and transfer credit equivalences for Vanguard University. This position works under the direction of the Associate Registrar and in collaboration with colleagues on the Enrollment Management team to collaboratively execute institutional strategic initiatives and ensure compliance in policies and initiatives within the State of California. This position will work closely with faculty and academic affairs staff to develop proficiency in college academic requirements and to support development of articulations that align with Vanguard University’s degree plan.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reviews and maintains academic course equivalencies in the Transfer Equivalency System (TES®) and maintains electronic Transfer Guides in Transferology LabTM and on university website.
  • Oversees the department’s operational process related to academic transfer services, including the evaluation of transfer credit and other essential support services associated with the registration and enrollment of students in all programs.
  • Ensures the availability of accurate and reliable transfer resources for prospective students.
  • Represents the University at professional meetings focused on the development of transfer articulation policies and practices.
  • Develop and maintain academic articulation agreements with other university and colleges; and maintain copies of the academic articulation agreements in the university’s document repository.
  • Collaborates with admissions counselors to conduct initial unofficial and final transcript evaluations for all incoming students.
  • Serves as the point person to provide information regarding academic course equivalence for potential outside transferred units
  • Collaborates with academic department chairs and deans to clarify course equivalencies within the academic program; and identifies which academic courses meet IGTEC or CCC standards.
  • Verifies transferability of study abroad programs.
  • Represents the Registrar’s Office on the CORE Curriculum Committee, Undergraduate Studies Committee, and the Graduate Studies Committees.

Common Essential Functions:

  • Maintain confidentiality when handling student records and comply with FERPA regulations.
  • Assist in the coordination of Commencement.
  • Assist in all University Tier One Events (e.g. Welcome Weekend, Convocation, Commencement, etc.)
  • 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; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years project management experience or demonstrated previous experience in a Registrar’s Office.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated competence in speaking Spanish.
  • Preference will be given to applicants certified in TES® and proficiency in Transferology LabTM.
  • Preference will be given to those with student information software (SIS) experience.
  • Effective organizational and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work accurately with long-range understanding of processes and decisions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both oral and written).
  • Strong computer skills; experience and competence in a variety of computer environments.
  • Knowledge of university catalog development is preferred.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively and can take initiative with assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to conceptualize and effectively work in an educational environment that is both traditional and non-traditional.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University.

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.

ATA019

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR

Assistant Registrar

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant Registrar is a full-time position responsible for project management, data integrity, and compliance as it relates to student academic records. This includes, but is not limited to, aspects of degree completion, catalog development, and compliance reporting for the Office of the Registrar. This position reports to the Associate Registrar.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for compliance in managing, uploading data, and maintaining protocols with the National Student Clearinghouse
  • Responsible for compliance in auditing and posting of degrees to student academic records
  • Provide leadership and ensure compliance with all related academic policies and processes related to awarding degrees.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all related policies including FERPA, State to State approval for distance education, and Catalog approval with the Veterans Administration.
  • Manage the process of Cal Grant GPA verifications for undergraduate students; and collaborate with Financial Aid Office on upload information to the California Student Aid Commission website (CSAC).
  • Manage the optimization of the student information system (SIS) and associated software.
  • Leveraging existing technology to develop, deliver, and maintain training curriculum for academic program coordinators for areas that include, but are not limited to, academic course scheduling, degree audits, and academic registration.
  • Responsible for the preparation, entries, and production of academic course schedules for all academic programs.•Manages the technology side of academic registration process including development, review, and implementation of academic course schedules for all programs; uploading of course schedules to website and student self-services module within ERP.
  • Manage the database and ensure data integrity for the university’s degree audit program.
  • Utilize the university’s report writing software to develop and write reports for the Office of the Registrar.
  • Collaborate with Academic Deans, Information Technology, Institutional Research, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid to calculate and provide statistical information for reporting purposes (e.g. IPEDS, Dept of Ed,etc.); including the report generation for probation/disqualification list for all undergraduate programs.
  • Collaborate with the Registrar to compile the University Catalog.

Common Essential Functions:

  • Maintain confidentiality when handling student records and comply with FERPA regulations.
  • Assist in the coordination of Commencement.
  • Assist in all University Tier One Events (e.g. Welcome Weekend, Convocation, Commencement, etc.)
  • 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; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years project management experience or demonstrated previous experience in a Registrar’s Office.
  • Preference will be given to those who have some competence in speaking Spanish
  • Preference will be given to those with student information software experience.
  • Effective organizational and management skills.
  • Must have the ability to perform detailed work accurately with long-range understanding of processes and decisions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both oral and written).
  • Strong computer skills; experience and competence in a variety of computer environments.
  • Knowledge of university catalog development is preferred.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively and is able to take initiative with assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to conceptualize and effectively work in an educational environment that is both traditional and non-traditional.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University.

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.

ASR019

ASSOCIATE DEAN OF STUDENTS

Associate Dean of Students

division of student affairs

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Associate Dean of Students (ADS) provides vision and oversight for a comprehensive variety of student programs and student services directed towards promoting student engagement, success and retention. The ADS oversees Vanguard’s co-curricular learning outcomes for Student Affairs, implements university priorities, and fosters a vibrant campus life. The ADS supervises the administration and implementation of all programs, staff, and student leaders within the Office of Student Engagement (OSE). The ADS provides oversight to Vanguard’s student leadership culture, including managing the divisional hiring process and major trainings/retreats for student leaders. This position guides the operation of the Four-Year Discipleship Plan (FYDP) and works to ensure diverse co-curricular learning opportunities exist to support the themes within the FYDP. The ADS reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Office of Student Engagement Leadership:

  • Supervises and provides strategic direction for the Assistant Director of Commuter Life, Assistant Director of Student Programming, Coordinator of Intramurals and Recreation Programs, Coordinator of New Student Orientation and First Year Experience, and Coordinator of Student Engagement.
  • Creates a vision and supervises staff in the implementation of the following student engagement programs: Student Government Association, Commuter Life, VU-Rec (Intramurals and Recreation), Student Programming Board/Campus Events, Activate (freshman leadership program), New Student Orientation, Transitions, the Inter-Club Council, and Family Relations.
  • Designs, implements and evaluates a comprehensive strategy and operational plan to align all OSE programs with the educational goals of the FYDP and other university priorities.
  • Develops and implements a robust strategy to guide all OSE staff and student leaders in creating multiple diverse avenues of student involvement that ensures a vibrant campus life and promotes high retention among TUG students.
  • Creates plans, allocations, and on-going management of the seven budgets associated with the programs and activities of the Office of Student Engagement.
  • Mentors, advises and develops leadership capacities for the Student Government President in order to guide his or her abilities in promoting more effective student advocacy and representation.
  • Acts as the primary advisor for the Student Government Association.
  • Provides leadership for each OSE staff member to develop an articulated and personal mentoring and coaching strategy.

Four Year Discipleship Plan:

  • Guides the implementation of Vanguard’s co-curricular educational goals, which are articulated within the Four-Year Discipleship Plan.
  • Collaborates with other co-curricular departments to ensure each is offering programs, services and other opportunities that provide meaningful education that correlates with assigned FYDP themes.
  • Co-chairs the Four-Year Discipleship Plan and Assessment Committee.
  • Trains Student Affairs staff and departments as needed on the ethos of the FYDP and position expectations in regards to its implementation.

Community Life and Leadership Development:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates a comprehensive student leadership program which includes the student leadership hiring process, the August leadership retreat and on-going leadership training opportunities.
  • Collaborates with the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students to create the Leadership Practicum syllabus each semester and manages the tracking of student progress.
  • Develops and supervises a process to manage the approval and effective communication of campus life events for Student Life and Spiritual Formation.
  • Provides oversight for student engagement-focused facilities, including the Towers’ Lobby and volleyball court/recreation area.
  • Conducts life-coaching sessions with student leaders and offers training opportunities for Student Affairs staff to develop effect management and mentoring of student leaders.
  • Guides the implementation of a freshmen leadership development program annually.

Division of Student Affairs Leadership:

  • Serves as a Divisional Leader to advocate for effective co-curricular learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Coordinates the assessment process for Student Affairs, including training staff and departments as needed.
  • Provides leadership and direction of the Student Affairs team meetings when the VPSA is unavailable.
  • Cultivates academic partnerships to support a robust learning environment.
  • Serves as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team.
  • Maintains professional development in higher education and participates in the spiritual growth, development, care and support of employees.
  • Conducts ongoing evaluation and demonstrates effectiveness of all aspects of the Office of Student Engagement.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Student Success to develop, implement and evaluate student success programs and initiatives.
  • Attends meetings and supervises events as deemed necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree required from an accredited institution with emphasis in Student Development, Leadership, Administration, Education, or related field. Doctorate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years of administrative experience with program development, budget management and ministry with college students or young adults.
  • Minimum of three years serving as a program director in higher education.
  • A mature and expressive Christian faith commitment and agreement with the Vanguard University mission statement and goals. The ability to genuinely support and articulate the University's mission and vision for Christian higher education.
  • Demonstrated competence and skills in leadership and administration including: ability to lead individuals and groups in setting and attaining goals; ability to assess needs and develop programming to optimally meet needs; ability to develop student leaders to their full potential; ability to make wise and mature judgments; ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to creatively and fairly solve problems.
  • Genuine understanding and respect for university students and their developmental needs. Proactive demeanor and willingness to explore new options for student activities.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when necessary.

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.

ADS019

VISIT AND EVENT COORDINATOR

Visit and Event Coordinator

department of undergraduate admissions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Visit and Event Coordinator manages individual campus visits and events including scheduling and/or registration, payment, confirmation, data entry, and onsite planning. This position reports to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Schedule individual campus visits including admissions counselor appointment, tours, class visits and departmental meetings for prospective students. This will include working with campus constituents and managing admissions counselor calendars.
  • Create customized individual campus visit welcome packets for distribution by Enrollment Management administrative assistant.
  • Create and send confirmation e-mails for individual campus visits and events.
  • With direction from the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, plan and execute major on-campus events including logistics such as date selection, space reservations, agenda, catering and constituent participation.
  • Handle event registration, collection and deposit of payment if applicable.
  • Data entry/tracking of all scheduled campus individual and group visits, as well as events in database.
  • Create and maintain web pages related to individual campus visit and event registration.
  • Maintain t-shirt and other visit giveaway item inventory.
  • Hire, train and supervise student tour guides.
  • Coordinate the Student Ambassador program to assist with recruitment events, campus tours and overnight visits
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • At least one year of customer service, secretarial/receptionist and/or event relations experience.
  • A friendly, hospitable disposition of service toward students, staff, and faculty.
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office and complex databases required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly (interpersonal, public address and in written communication) to students, faculty and staff.
  • Knowledge of office management practices and procedures.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Practical and efficient office skills and ability to multi-task with constant interruptions; data entry and typing skills (50-60 pm)
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University.

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.

VEC029

PURCHASING SPECIALIST

Purchasing Specialist

OFFICE OF ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for coordinating the purchasing functions of the University. This role reports to the Assistant Director of Accounting Operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Review submitted requisitions for accuracy and sufficient budget.
  • Ensure supporting documentation is received.
  • Confirm, if appropriate, proper signing and approval of all contracts.
  • Issue approved purchase orders to budget managers.
  • Receive against purchase orders or monitor receipts based on documentation.
  • Manage communications with vendors, faculty and staff to maintain high level of integrity and customer service.
  • Process and reconcile petty cash, travel and event advance requests.
  • Responsible for correct coding of expenditures to proper general ledger account.
  • Maintain and reconcile Comdata for University purchasing cards.
  • Supervise student workers in performing Purchasing tasks.
  • Assist the Office of Fiscal Management during the annual audit.
  • Conduct training sessions to educate University faculty/staff on Accounting Operations procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Accounting Operations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent with emphasis in Accounting.
  • Intermediate level of experience in MS Excel, expert preferred.
  • Exhibit exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision; must have the ability to meet deadlines and maintain schedules.
  • Knowledge of relevant office procedures and terminology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; must be positive and highly collaborative.
  • Effectively maintain relationships with staff and faculty in a professional demeanor.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of mission and principals of Vanguard University.
  • Must be extremely detailed and work with a high degree of accuracy.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in higher education preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Ellucian Colleague preferred.

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.

OAP029

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Associate Pastor

spiritual formation department

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Associate Pastor is a full-time, 12-month position with a primary focus to assist the Spiritual Formation department in developing and implementing a robust campus spiritual formation program. The Associate Pastor will oversee student discipleship programs on a campus with a predominantly female student population, oversee portions of the weekly chapel program, serve as a regular chapel speaker and oversee a variety of spiritual formation programs and initiatives. This position develops and mentors student leaders who lead campus worship teams, outreach teams, and develop media. The Associate Pastor will assist the University Pastor in leading the spiritual formation department which includes chapel programs, discipleship ministries, pastoral care and counseling, and a variety of other campus spiritual formation initiatives. This position will also collaborate with other Student Affairs leaders in implementing Vanguard’s four-year discipleship plan. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Spiritual Formation/University Pastor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides leadership and supervision to student discipleship programs including Story Shapers mentoring initiatives, small group programs and develops other mentoring and discipleship programs.
  • Assists the University Pastor in planning, coordinating, and implementing the University’s chapel programs, including morning chapels, Excavate/Needham chapel, Prime Time/Special Event Chapel, local missions and other special emphasis programs.
  • Assess the success and effectiveness of various spiritual formation programs through implementation of ongoing assessment and evaluation of programs.
  • Provides pastoral care to faculty, staff and students as assigned and cultivates strong relationships with the campus community.
  • Mentors student leaders (Worship Interns and Apprentices) who oversee chapel worship teams
  • Cultivates student worship leaders and teams.
  • Develops and mentors performing arts teams and media/production interns.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Spiritual Formation Department and campus partners in Residence Life, Office of Student Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Athletics, Music, Theatre, and IT Departments as needed to facilitate excellence and provide students with a holistic experience.
  • Coordinates campus chapels and directs the Wednesday evening Shine service in partnership with the SFD Worship Interns.
  • Collaborates with the University Pastor to administrate the chapel accountability process.
  • Coordinates Spiritual Formation events as assigned.
  • Mentors Spiritual Formation Chaplains and Apprentices in collaboration with the University Pastor.
  • Encourages students, faculty, and staff to build a vital personal faith in Christ through worship and service to the local community.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.Div. or other Master’s degree from an accredited institution with emphasis in Theology, Religion, Organizational Leadership, Communications, Religion, or a related discipline.
  • Must possess a mature, growing and contagious Christian faith rooted in scriptural appreciation.
  • Commitment to helping students discover their spiritual gifts and vocational callings in the Kingdom of God.
  • Exceptional administrative and organizational skills necessary to assume responsibility for a wide variety of tasks including the Chapel Accountability process.
  • Strong general computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft software and Mac OS proficiency.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs and requirements, as well as possess a deep conviction for the value of the Bible as the inspired Word of God.
  • Either currently possess an Assemblies of God Ministers Credential, or can begin the credentialing process with the So Cal Network Assemblies of God within 6 months of hiring.
  • Excited about working in a culturally diverse, spirit empowered, tight-knit community.

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.

ASP039

JR. NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

Jr. Network Administrator

information technology department

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Jr. Network Administrator provides level 1 operational, configuration, and troubleshooting support as part of the network operations team. The team goal is to provide high quality service in all network related areas. This position helps oversee all functional network management, corresponding research and development, security, and software license management. The Jr Network Administrator prepares and recommends network policy to the Network Operations Manager. The ideal candidate is a strong team player, flexible, and has strong creative abilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides leadership over key networking decisions regarding functionality, upgrades, and support for all network devices and services.
  • Handle daily Tier One network support from end users
  • Responsible for organizing, executing and completing daily support tickets
  • Maintain operational, configuration or other procedures as assigned
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades and resources optimization as required
  • Troubleshooting of network hardware, software applications, telephone and security systems
  • Ability to take direction and complete assignments in a timely manner from Network Operations Manager
  • Perform daily maintenance on servers and services as assigned
  • Evaluate software package and plan for deployment
  • Assist with support of all user accounts, policies, and network usage.
  • Assists with the development, coordination, and management of a comprehensive support and maintenance program to establish a stable and secure network and computer working environment on the campus LAN/WAN and telephony network.
  • Provide regular reports to Network Operations Manager on status of network, support issues, problem areas, and progress of work.
  • Works closely with the technical staff to ensure effective support and quick problem notification and resolution.
  • Provide regular and updated documentation on network design, including all changes, disaster recovery scenarios, backup plans, security plans, and technical support history.
  • Facilitates proactive communication with IT staff regarding pertinent network issues, such as changes, downtime, security audits, resource and other interdependent issues, etc.
  • Assist with the support and maintenance of all network related services, including but not limited to: print services, internet services, encryption, email, network security, QoS, Video-on-demand, wireless networking, IP telephony, Video Conferencing systems, VPN, firewall management, and intranet connectivity for the campus.
  • Assists in technology training related activities.
  • Facilitate focus groups as directed.
  • Identify risk to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent is required.
  • A+/Network + Certification, MCP, and MCSE/MCSA preferred.
  • A knowledge and proven competence of all Network testing equipment.
  • At least four years of prior work experience or technical training for LAN/WAN management preferred.
  • Possess good working knowledge of basic and advanced networking hardware; able to diagnose specific problems related to such hardware, and provide viable solutions.
  • Experience with and good working knowledge of all Windows operating systems, Exchange, the Windows server environment, Active Directory, Cisco equipment.
  • Experience with and good working knowledge of Domains, Segmentation, Account Management, Network backups, Trusts, Policies, Network Protocols and Bindings, and Software Imaging, QoS, and Firewalls.
  • Good managerial experience, good organizational skills, the ability to train and encourage a staff of technicians.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, analyze and logically solve problems, and understand technical materials..
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperate with staff, faculty, students and vendors.
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours when necessary and be on call for support of campus technology services.

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.

ITJ039

systems analyst

Systems Analyst

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Applications Systems Manager, the Systems Analyst provides technical support for campus Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems and general tier-two support for the campus Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (Ellucian Colleague) and associated applications software and interfaces. As a member of the Applications Systems team, the Systems Analyst will collaborate with department Business Analysts and fellow IT team members to provide timely and accurate resolutions to requests for service, access, and support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide tier-two troubleshooting and support of software and systems; resolving issues as appropriate and escalating as necessary.
  • Develop and document planning, policy, and training procedures pertaining to Colleague for approval by the Applications Systems Manager.
  • Along with the Senior Systems Analyst, develop and deliver Colleague related training and workshops to campus constituents (Colleague new user, Colleague securities, eCommunities familiarization)
  • Troubleshoot issues related to the myVU Portal which could include troubleshooting MyBill (TouchNet), Online Services (Ellucian WebAdvisor/Colleague Self-Service), and access or permissions issues.
  • Provide back-up support for FormFusion and Colleague printing services.
  • Provide backup support for primary report writer by creating basic reports using Business Objects (BO), performing basic BO administration tasks (updating report elements, report schedules, etc.), communicating BO reporting best practices and providing basic education in the development of report writing skills.
  • Liaison between IT and departmental Business Analysts (BA) and vendor support.
  • Provides technical support to departmental BAs on server-side configuration and administration for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform.
  • Assists departmental BAs in applying Ellucian and Microsoft best practices and optimized processes to the configuration of their CRM systems.
  • Applies knowledge and expertise of departmental processes to make recommendations to departmental BAs on technical solutions to process needs and problem resolution.
  • Assist the Programmer/Support Analyst, provide support for all data integrations through advanced troubleshooting, researching, testing, data mapping, field translations, data type/format rule identification and validation.
  • Apply industry standard principles and tasks in each Business Analysis domain (Needs Assessment, Planning, Analysis, Traceability and Monitoring, and Evaluation) during all projects and process improvement effort.
  • Primary Ellucian Electronic File (ELF) programmer, writing new and modifying existing custom import processes in support of Colleague data integration.
  • Participate in project requirements gathering, analysis, and design meetings and collaborative sessions to determine feasibility, provide solution recommendations, and make time and effort estimations for new project requests.
  • Provide project management support for assigned projects through all phases of the project life cycle (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing).
  • Adhere to Change Management (CM) principles when responding to requests, performing tasks involving existing products, and to those still within an active project.
  • Thoroughly document all new processes and problem descriptions and their associated resolutions in the documentation library and provide timely documentation updates when necessary. Produce end-user documentation for new products and knowledge base articles for verified problem resolutions.
  • Track, update, and communicate the status of all tasks assigned to or initiated in area of responsibility in accordance with departmental Service Level Agreement standards and procedures.
  • Participate in team status meetings, process/code reviews, and collaborative work sessions.
  • Stay informed of, and adhere to all university, staff, and departmental policies.
  • Identify risk to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. / B.S. degree required; Education and experience in Business or Information Technology preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft CRM Dynamics
  • At least one year of experience supporting the implementation, administration, and data integration of Ellucian Recruit and/or Advise.
  • Knowledge of Colleague (Comm Management, structure, etc)
  • Knowledge of Business Objects
  • High level of administrative skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proficiency in the English language.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperate with Staff, Faculty and Students.
  • Ability to work independently using investigative analysis for problem solving.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs and requirements.

Desired Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to develop new and customize existing Ellucian Electronic File (ELF) import utilities.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Ellucian Colleague modules and products such as Financial Aid, Registration, Financials, Recruit, and Advise.
  • At least one year working within functional department performing Business Analyst functions is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of data administration and understanding of data relationships and the importance of data integrity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, providing support to end users and to senior team members.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to a fluid work environment, including team and independent responsibilities.
  • Ability to master new technologies quickly, and explain technology to non-technical users.
  • Solid commitment to service.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours when necessary.

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.

ITS039

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - SYSTEMS & DATA MANAGEMENT

Assistant Director - Systems and Data Management

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director of Financial Aid assists with the management of operations within the Financial Aid Office, including providing operational support to all university information systems and software, and reporting and maintenance of financial aid data. This position reports to and supports the Director of Financial Aid with administering the University's financial aid programs in accordance with all federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist Director in administering $50+ million annually in federal, state, and institutional financial aid.
  • Implement financial aid procedures and maintain policies in accordance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.
  • Serve as the Destination Point Administrator for federal, state, and other related databases
  • Manage and maintain financial aid management system (Colleague) and related university software, including web and telephone operations, as they pertain to financial aid.
  • Conduct research to ensure system operations are in full compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations and policies, including revisions, updates and changes to existing regulations and policies. Implement changes and updates when necessary to remain in compliance.
  • Responsible for responding to annual internal and external reports and surveys, and working with Institutional Research to ensure data reporting integrity for financial aid programs.
  • Assist Director in providing staff with ongoing training including application completion, awarding, and quality assurance assessments for financial aid counselors. Ensures that daily process workflow objectives are met, monitors financial aid counselor progress, and enforces accountability.
  • Work with Director and Admissions to manage timely financial aid award packaging for all student types
  • Generate new TUG student award letters each week and coordinate distribution with external vendor
  • Assist Director with management and expenditure of endowed and donated grants and scholarships.
  • Involved with efficient and effective planning and implementation of administrative functions related to processing and reporting of financial aid and corresponding admission cycles.
  • Assist Director with development and implementation of short and long-range plan(s) to conduct internal audits of files for compliance.
  • Assist Director with hiring staff. Hires and manages student intern(s). May supervise full-time support staff.
  • Assist with preparation of financial aid printed and web materials and presentations for on and off campus recruiting and enrollment events.
  • Communicate accurately, effectively, and professionally with students and parents, campus constituents, and government agencies. Counsel students and parents through the financial aid application and awarding process.
  • Collaborate with various University offices including Admissions, Accounting, Advancement, Information Technology, and Registrar on effective and efficient workflow processes and deadlines.
  • Coordinates with Assistant Director of Counseling and Compliance to provide leadership in the absence of Director.
  • 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; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in financial aid or related field required. Previous management experience preferred.
  • Excellent experience in customer relations and service administration required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • 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 vendor software and databases such as Ellucian Colleague, Business Objects, Sallie Mae OpenNet, ELM, EDconnect, and/or Direct Loan Tools preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and data interpretation skills
  • Be able to work occasional evening or weekend special events
  • 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.

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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SENIOR DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Senior Director of Information Technology

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Director of IT (SDIT) establishes and directs information technology services in support of the institution’s initiatives, goals, and mission; oversees the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system; provides direction in all technology related areas in support of core institutional operations. The SDIT oversees and supervises the day-to-day operations of the IT staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan, organize and direct the operations and activities of the IT staff.
  • Set objectives and strategies for the IT department including an on-going assessment of technology requirements, and replacement schedules for current technology equipment.
  • Create and maintains a Strategic IT Plan, which supports and aligns with the Institutional Strategic Plan.
  • Develop, maintains and controls current IT budgets and forecasts future IT costs.
  • Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefit.
  • Provide technology leadership for all building projects.
  • Advocate for optimizing our ERP system.
  • Provide dependable network, database, internet, telephone, and computer lab services.
  • Protect IT assets, including hardware, data security, and designing and testing on and offsite backup solutions.
  • Coordinate technology training for university personnel.
  • Establish IT procurement standards and procedures; establishes an institutional system for approvals.
  • Implement a data security program and ensures institutional compliance with hardware and software licensing requirements.
  • Negotiate purchase options for university-defined standard technology packages on behalf of students.
  • Identify vendors and negotiates contracts for technology related services.
  • Collaborate with the faculty in use of computer technology in teaching.
  • Serves on the IT Steering Committee, the Risk Management Committee, and the Audit Committee
  • Keep up to date with advancements in technology.
  • Identify risk to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Fulfill other duties for the university as directed by the Chief Financial Officer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four years college education resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years of prior work experience in a technical or training field preferred.
  • Three years of prior management experience.
  • Knowledge and proven competence in Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with asset management, technology requirements assessment, quality assurance, security and audit management, IT operations management, project management and trend analysis from a technology support perspective.
  • Good working knowledge of basic and advanced computer and networking hardware and ability to articulate complex technology concepts in layman’s terms.
  • Good managerial experience, good organizational skills, and ability to train and encourage a wide array of constituents at various levels of understanding.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and manage relationships with staff, faculty, administration, students and vendors.
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours when necessary and be on call.
  • Experience working with all levels of management, including senior level executives.
  • Ability to lead and problem solve using creative solutions.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University.

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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Coordinator of Acquisitions and Library Services

Coordinator of Acquisitions and Library Services

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Coordinator of Acquisitions and Library Services coordinates the day-to-day administrative operations of the VUSC Library, with specific focus on the needs of the Director of Library Services, managing the budget, and acquisitions

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide administrative support for the Director of Library Services.
  • Monitor library budget and fiscal management processes, initiate and track expenditures, analyze accounts and make recommendations to the Director of Library Services.
  • Order library material (periodicals, books, databases, software, equipment) and interact with vendors to ensure timely acquisition and prompt billing.
  • Manage all library technological equipment including computers, printers, the scanner, the print kiosk, the cash register, the security gate, the emergency exit alarms, the security camera, the microfiche machine, and the copy machine. Ensure all are updated with appropriate software and in working order.
  • Create IT and maintenance work orders as needed and ensure jobs are completed.
  • Coordinate the library phone tree and update recordings.
  • Anticipate office and instructional supplies and order as needed, and maintain inventory of supplies.
  • Serve as liaison and represent the library to offices and academic units on campus as well as to external constituents.
  • Compile and organize information for specific projects and reports.
  • In the absence of library staff and student employees, assist at the circulation desk.
  • Plan and execute library events.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Director of Library Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • An understanding of basic accounting functions required
  • A self-starter, detail and goal oriented, and committed to accuracy and efficiency
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Positive attitude and customer service orientation
  • Ability to thrive in a busy environment with multiple interruptions
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office products (competence with Excel is essential) and ability to master additional library and university software programs
  • Ability to work as a team player in a strong team environment
  • Possession of a vibrant Christian faith and commitment to the integration of faith and learning
  • Knowledge of and affirmation of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University

SALARY:

Part-time (30 hours a week) 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 faculty that will mentor students and will interact with the Vanguard community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Vanguard is also an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). Where permitted by law and in relation to the school’s heritage and mission, Vanguard does exercise religious preference throughout the University.