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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 PositionS - Mathematics

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – MATHEMATICS

STEM

Position Description:

The Department of Mathematics seeks applications for adjunct lecturers for Pre-Calculus, College Algebra, Calculus I and/or Calculus II. 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. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Mathematics, click here.

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

Adjunct Faculty Position - Chemistry

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – CHEMISTRY

STEM

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Faculty Positions - Physics

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – PHYSICS

STEM

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

adjunct faculty position - english

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – ENGLISH

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION - MATHEMATICS

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – MATHEMATICS

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION - BIOLOGY

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – BIOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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


FACULTY POSITION - NURSING

Faculty Position - Pre-Licensure Nursing

Department of Nursing

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

FACULTY POSITION - NURSING

Faculty Position - Pre-Licensure Nursing

Department of Nursing

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

FACULTY POSITION - KINESIOLOGY

Faculty Position - Kinesiology

Department of Kinesiology

Position Description:

The Department of Kinesiology at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Kinesiology at the Assistant Professor and Assistant/Associate level to begin Fall 2019. Areas of specialization are open, however, a well-qualified candidate should be able to teach both introductory courses (e.g. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness; Biophysical Foundations 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:

  • Knowledge and ability to teach both introductory and upper-division courses.
  • Engage students in the integration of faith and learning.
  • Teach four courses per semester (eight per year).
  • Advise kinesiology majors.
  • Participate in and have committee responsibilities, preferably after one year of service.
  • 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.
  • Candidates must have evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate education. This includes mentoring and collaborating with students with applied and community-based research projects.
  • Possess 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 November 15th.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

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 2018-2019 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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APPLICATION SUPPORT/BUSINESS ANALYST

APPLICATION SUPPORT/BUSINESS ANALYST

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Applications Systems Manager, the Applications Support/Business 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 Applications Support/Business 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:

System Analysis and Support:

  • 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. (Rohan should be primary)
  • 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 lifecycle (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 risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. / B.S. degree required; Education and experience in Business or Information Technology preferred.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft CRM Dynamics.

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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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Graphic Designer

OFFICE OF MARKETING

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for the graphic design and execution of mechanicals for marketing materials for Vanguard University. The Graphic Designer implements the institutional design image into electronic, print and other applications and creates accurate mechanicals for a variety of marketing materials. The ideal candidate is proficient in both the design and production roles and can move easily between the two as dictated by project flow. The Graphic Designer will report to the Marketing Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work under the direction of the Marketing Manager to develop concepts and graphic designs for VU marketing materials; this includes, but not limited to, printed promotional materials, advertising, recruitment, fundraising materials and the university website.
  • Enforce university design and brand standards as they are integrated into a variety of applications.
  • Execute accurate art files for release to publications, printers and various marketing materials vendors.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Marketing Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum two years graphic design experience in an agency, higher education or private industry.
  • Computer skill set that includes desktop proficiency with the Macintosh operating system and software programs including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in graphic design, photo retouching, and layout, are essential.
  • Evidence of creativity, innovation and vision as it pertains to marketing materials.
  • Basic Photography Skills
  • A thorough knowledge of pre-press standards and ability to package and send accurate files to printers.
  • A clear understanding of branding and the ability to design with a consistent look and feel.
  • 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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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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OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Operations Specialist

auxiliary services

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Operations Specialist reports to the Director of Auxiliary Services and is responsible for assisting all Auxiliary service teams. The Specialist will reconcile operational budgets while coordinating contracts for various Events and Conferencing. This position will also provide redundant operational support to the Mail and Copy Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists in the implementation of department and project goals, objectives, strategies and work plans.
  • Maintains QuickBooks campus wide billables for Mail Services, Copy and Print Services, and Record Retention and Destruction Services
  • Balances the Mail and Copy Center Cash Register and deposits all funds for the Mail and Copy Center.
  • Maintains budget records while reconciling budget accounts to ensure accuracy for Auxiliary Services
  • Prepares a monthly budget report for operations and auxiliary programs that provides financial monitoring and controls that will be presented to Senior Director of Facilities Operations and Auxiliary Services.
  • Develops initiates and maintains a variety of files and records such as timecards, budget, staff vacation, sick leave and schedule changes for student workers
  • Provides operational redundancies to Mail and Copy Services
  • Maintain permits with U.S. Postal Service for bulk mail and business reply
  • Input daily charges of copy jobs and supplies for month end billing.
  • Manage monthly invoicing and billing for Convenience copiers.
  • Assist in Preparing and managing annual budget
  • Oversee contracted services for secure file storage, data destruction, and recycling/shredding schedules
  • Negotiate directly and independently with sales representatives/vendors
  • Develop and maintain strategic action plans and progress reports
  • Develop and maintain departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains department/office records and balances information for control purposes
  • Liaise with internal staff and external stakeholders to provide and/or retrieve budget information, payable information, and billable information.
  • Provide technical support for Conferencing events.
  • Learn and utilize scheduling software.
  • Aid University Scheduling Coordinator in scheduling university events as needed
  • Help care and upkeep departmental resources such as sound equipment, tables, chairs, golf carts, etc.
  • Work closely with the University Scheduling Coordinator to meet or exceed the needs of our customers
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Director of Facilities Operations and Auxiliary Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business/operations, accounting, finance or three to five years full-time in a related role with experience in a business/operations related field.
  • Knowledge of mail and photocopy equipment; operation, cleaning and preventative maintenance.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Datatel software.
  • Ability to learn and perform accounting functions to process charges with Quick Books program.
  • Must possess the capacity to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to problem-solve and work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to help students, faculty, staff and general public.
  • Ability to Able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, pull, grasp, stoop, and reach to utilize mailboxes, paper supplies, packages and file cabinets.
  • Ability to climb stairs and walk indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus while carrying mail, packages and supplies.
  • Capacity to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimum supervision
  • Ability to accept ownership, be accountable, and deliver on commitments
  • Identify problems and resolutions and facilitate change
  • Ability to relate to students, faculty, staff and guests of VUSC in a friendly, professional and confidential manner
  • Excellent planning, organizing, and time management skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Able to work in noisy atmosphere caused by the machine sounds
  • 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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JR. NETWORK/SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

JUNIOR NETWORK/SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Jr. Network/Systems 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 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.
  • Assist 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.
  • Work 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.
  • Facilitate 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.
  • Assist in technology training related activities.
  • Facilitate focus groups as directed.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform 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.
  • 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.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Administrative Assistant

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Administrative Assistant performs various secretarial/administrative duties and manages communication within a busy office with heavy traffic of student/staff/faculty employees, customers, and vendors. The Administrative Assistant is a key part of the university community, being responsible for all centralized technology purchasing programs. This position works with the departmental and divisional budgets within IT and provides general office support for technical staff. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to IT management and various committees. The ideal candidate is service oriented, self-motivated and creative, maintains a high level of professionalism, and possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills. The Administrative Assistant works closely with members of the IT management team and reports directly to the Chief Information Officer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain multiple points of contact (phone extensions, voicemail boxes, email accounts, and campus mailboxes) for the department and respond to specific needs; provides overflow and backup coverage for the Help Desk if needed.
  • Attend and takes minutes for various committee and internal office meetings; organize and provide written communication of action items.
  • Assist the CIO in tracking budget expenses for the department and process all purchases for IT through the Business Services Dept.
  • Manage centralized technology purchasing program for the university, including handling requests, bidding, retrieving quotes, ordering, tracking, and inventorying new equipment; assist in warranty program issues.
  • Compose letters, memos, spreadsheets, reports, and other documentation as requested.
  • Coordinate schedules for IT management, schedule meetings, and assist the CIO in performing various research and documentation with regards to policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Work with the CIO and other IT personnel in strategic technology planning activity.
  • Responsible for office equipment repairs/upkeep and office supply inventory and requisition/replenishment.
  • Assist staff in maintaining various vendor/contact relationships and communications; maintain current file for each vendor with relevant contractual and contact information.
  • Organize and facilitate work-related meetings and other functions involving a wide array of constituents.
  • Provide responses, messages, or campus communication on behalf of the IT department for the CIO.
  • Assist with the inventory of campus hardware and software.
  • Manage centralized campus toner, printer and copier contracts.
  • Manage IT portion of the University website.
  • Assist in the procurement of campus technology in accordance with the purchasing policy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • At least three to five year’s experience in a position of advanced secretarial work.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio.
  • Ability to function efficiently and professionally against the pressure of continual interruptions.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding towards those in need of service and repairs.
  • Ability to perform challenging and sensitive administrative work using sound independent judgment.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be detail oriented with good proof reading skills.
  • Basic understanding and ability to work various applications tied to the university’s student information system.
  • Knowledge and experience in a service related industry; special consideration given to those with direct experience in a technology or service related field.
  • Possess knowledge of general accounting, expenditure tracking, and inventory tracking.

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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CAREER DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

Career Development Advisor

office of career services

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Career Development Advisor is an integral member of the Office of Career Services and provides career advising services for all Vanguard University (VU) student populations (Traditional Undergraduate students; Professional Studies students; and Graduate Studies students) and alumni. This position will deliver individual and group career advising and classroom presentations for the purpose of assisting students in developing competencies to become more informed about career options, choice of academic major, and opportunities related to their personal and professional objectives. In addition to career development, this position provides graduate school counseling for undergraduate students. The Career Development Advisor will develop a thorough understanding of career opportunities and industry trends related to academic degree programs offered at VU. This position also assists with programs and events within the Office of Career Services, including seminars, workshops and events. The Career Development Advisor reports to the Associate Director of Career Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as VU’s primary career advisor to students and alumni by providing appointments on the following topics: resume development; job and internship searching; job interviewing; career exploration and direction; personality and strengths assessment; selecting an academic major; building a LinkedIn profile; graduate school preparation, and personal statement development.
  • Stay abreast of relevant career preparation and graduate school resources; as well as career opportunities related to academic degree programs.
  • Present in classes, seminars, and workshops on topics related to career preparation, and develop relevant curriculum as necessary.
  • Develop and implement online career preparation content for students.
  • Document all advising appointments in CRM.
  • Conduct survey evaluations to assess the effectiveness of appointments and presentations offered to students.
  • Assist with, and participate in, events and programs within the Office of Career Services, including: job fairs; mock interviews; Roundtable Breakfasts; etc.
  • Assist with developing strategies for increasing student use of the Office of Career Services.
  • Support Office of Career Services’ efforts to cultivate and strengthen relationships with employers.
  • Facilitate ongoing relationships with faculty and staff to impact students on career development.
  • Participate in Office of University Advancement and University events as needed.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Other duties assigned by the Associate Director of Career Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience in career development, human resources, student development, or related field.
  • Hold Strengths Quest certification or enroll in course sponsored by VU upon hire.
  • Demonstrated competence in career planning, networking, and an ability to teach in both formal and informal settings.
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to develop and utilize schedules, organize time, and provide leadership for comprehensive career preparation programming.
  • Ability to work and communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.
  • Computer proficiency (intermediate level and up) in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs, and requirements.
  • Possess a growing Christian faith, and a desire to grow both personally and professionally.

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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GRADUATION ANALYST

Graduation Analyst

OFFICE OF the registrar

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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administrative assistant

Administrative Assistant

school for professional studies

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Administrative Assistant serves as the point person for faculty curriculum and support. Additionally, this position will perform a wide variety of administrative tasks that holistically support the departmental needs of the School for Professional Studies. This position reports directly to the Dean of the School for Professional Studies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Faculty Support

  • Works with PS Chairs in collecting professor assignments.
  • Works with SPS Chairs, Dean and Human Resources to facilitate the onboarding process for new SPS faculty.
  • Creates, distributes and collects teaching contracts and stipends for SPS faculty in partnership with the Office of the Provost and Department of Human Resources.
  • Maintains current faculty home and email addresses database.
  • Maintain database (FileMaker Pro) of all scheduled SPS courses, faculty assignments and contracts.
  • Orders textbooks for all SPS curriculum.
  • Oversees process for curriculum changes and revisions made by faculty according to SPS standards for curriculum development, and ensures professional appearance of all materials.
  • Be a back-up to upload SPS curriculum guides on Canvas as necessary.
  • Interacts and nurtures relationships with publishing companies and VU bookstore.
  • Orders desk copies and instructor resources for faculty and works with publishers to obtain new publications for faculty evaluation.
  • Maintains video/DVD library and laptop rentals
  • Develops permanent tracking system for coordinating current textbook editions with curricula (faculty and students)
  • Works with PS Faculty Chairs to track annual catalog changes, submits approval forms, and verifies approved changes.
  • Works with SPS Chairs and Institutional Research to distribute, record and archive course evaluations.
  • Works with SPS Chairs to coordinate with faculty to fill course schedules each semester, coordinating timing with the SPS Office.
  • Coordinates and arranges meetings, prepares agendas, reserves facilities, and take minutes of meetings as requested.
  • Prepares faculty related correspondence and file documents as appropriate.
  • Other faculty support duties as assigned.

SPS Office Administrative Support

  • Answer phone calls, schedule/reschedule appointments and assist walk-in visitors as business needs require.
  • Provide office support for the Dean of the School for Professional Studies; route problems and correspondence to Dean and other staff members as appropriate; prioritize items that need immediate attention.
  • Update the SPS course calendars.
  • Update and assist with putting together materials for SPS special events (i.e. New Student Orientation, Information Meetings, etc.).
  • Participate in special SPS events (i.e. Information Meetings, New Student Orientation, Grad Celebration, etc.).
  • Serve as the budget manager for the department.
  • Order office supplies, and organize and maintain the supply/break room.
  • Order business cards, name tags and name plates as needed.
  • Oversee student workers.
  • Other SPS office administrative duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • A commitment to Christian higher education.
  • Exceptional administrative and organizational skills; five or more years of experience in advanced office work preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including editing and proofreading.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple and diverse projects seamlessly with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Computer skills consistent with responsibilities are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook required. Will need to become proficient with FileMaker Pro, Colleague, Canvas, Adobe Acrobat and Social Media platforms.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving; ability to work independently, make decisions, identify opportunities for process improvements, and provide timely and dependable follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional maturity with the ability to build relationships with students, faculty, staff and other publics.
  • Experienced and adept at research, analysis and synthesis of data, proven ability to think critically and strategically.
  • Is creative and enjoys working with a mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented university.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer service and response.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

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 - SYSTEMS AND DATA MANAGEMENT

Assistant Director - Systems and Data Management

financial aid

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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ASSOCIATE HEAD CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK AND FIELD COACH

Associate Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach

Athletics

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Associate Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach will assist with all aspects of the men’s and women’s Cross Country and Track & Field program. The primary responsibility will be to serve as the program recruiting coordinator and as the coach of the track and field portion of the program for events under 800 meters and field events. This position reports to the Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • In partnership with the Head Coach, develops a strong team culture to reflect Vanguard’s mission and values while readily demonstrating action toward meeting student development goals, Athletic Department objectives and team success.
  • Use sport-specific knowledge, training technique and team-building leadership skills to implement a competitively excellent team.
  • In partnership with the Head Coach, develops a leadership focus consistent with the university mission that promotes individual student-athletes’ spiritual growth, team involvement in service, worship, and involvement in any Athletic Department activities that supports overall spiritual growth.
  • Assists in monitoring academic progress and builds a program that results in high retention and graduation rates by tracking classes, grades, class attendance and academic progress of athletes, etc.
  • Recruiting Coordinator:
    • Works closely with Admissions on the recruitment of all prospective student-athletes.
    • Has a strong understanding of and adheres to all university recruiting policies and procedures.
    • Targets recruiting efforts to result in effective signings of Student-Athletes who are a mission fit based on in lifestyle standards, academic expectations, commitment to graduation and enhancing the VU brand.
    • Facilitates the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility.
    • Reaches Minimum Roster Goals as defined by the Athletic Department and University.
  • Builds a collegial environment in decision-making and administrative effectiveness throughout the University campus and within the Athletic Department staff.
  • In partnership with the Head Coach, builds and maintains the program budget under the guidance of the Athletic Department Administration.
  • Actively engages in opportunities to enhance the team and the department through utilization of the Vanguard University Invest in Gold program, with specific annual targets each year for supplemental funds to be raised and building significant relationships with community, alumni and potential donors.
  • Leads and conducts team activities, practices, and meets if Head Coach is not present.
  • Commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of the Department, the University, the Golden State Athletic Conference and, the NAIA.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Head Coach and/or Athletic Director, including but not limited to program reporting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree. 3-5 years of successful coaching experience at collegiate level preferred.
  • Strong faith-based coaching philosophy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor with internal and external publics.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize diverse and specialized details and tasks.
  • Ability to be flexible to changing conditions, needs, and job responsibilities.
  • A strong interest in mentoring intercollegiate athletes to succeed spiritually, academically and athletically.
  • An understanding and sensitivity to FERPA laws as it pertains to student-athletes.
  • Working knowledge of NAIA, GSAC and Vanguard University requirements.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of faith-based 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.

AHC108

DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION

Director of Facilities Planning and Construction

division of student affairs

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

DFP108

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