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

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

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

OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS

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

Adjunct Faculty Position - Organizational Psychology

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Organizational Psychology

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Faculty Position - Chemistry

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – CHEMISTRY

STEM

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Faculty Positions - Physics

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – PHYSICS

STEM

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

adjunct faculty position - english

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – ENGLISH

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION - MATHEMATICS

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – MATHEMATICS

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION- UNDERGRADUATE - FILM

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – UNDERGRADUATE COMMUNICATION - FILM

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

Position Description:

Undergraduate Communication Department seeks applications for adjunct instructors for Intermediate Filmmaking, Advanced Filmmaking, and Postproduction. 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 courses in filmmaking.
  • 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, including critical evaluation of peer-reviewed articles and other published sources.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A. or M.F.A. in related field. Qualified individuals with B.A. in related areas and significant professional and teaching experience will be considered.
  • Practical experience in filmmaking.
  • Knowledge of filmmaking process, equipment (camera, lighting, sound, grip) and theory.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, and/or other relevant software tools.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability.
  • 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 Communication can be found on our web site at www.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


ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION - UNDERGRADUATE COMMUNICATION

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – UNDERGRADUATE COMMUNICATION

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

Position Description:

Undergraduate Communication Department seeks applications for adjunct instructors for Public Speaking. 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 Fall 2019 – classes start August 26th.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach public speaking.
  • 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, including critical evaluation of peer-reviewed articles and other published sources.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Communication. Qualified individuals with M.A. in related areas and collegiate-level teaching experience in public speaking will be considered.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in regard to 1st and 2nd year undergraduate 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 Communication can be found on our web site at www.vanguard.edu.

ADJUNCT POSITION - UNDERGRADUATE COMMUNICATION - FILM

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – UNDERGRADUATE COMMUNICATION - FILM

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

Position Description:

Undergraduate Communication Department seeks applications for adjunct instructors for topic-specific courses in filmmaking and digital media, including Music Video Production, TV Studio Production, and New Media Production. 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 digital media or film production processes and techniques specific to the course topic.
  • 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, including critical evaluation of peer-reviewed articles and other published sources.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A. or M.F.A. in related field. Qualified individuals with B.A. in related areas and significant professional and teaching experience will be considered.
  • Practical experience in filmmaking.
  • Knowledge of filmmaking process, equipment and theory.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, and/or other relevant software tools.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability.
  • 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 Communication can be found on our web site at www.vanguard.edu.

 

FACULTY POSITION - ACCOUNTING

Faculty Position - Accounting

Business and Management

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

FACULTY POSITION - GRADUATE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Faculty Position - Graduate Clinical Psychology

Graduate Clinical Psychology

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

CONTACT:

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

FACULTY POSITION - GRADUATE ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Faculty Position – Graduate Organizational Psychology

Organizational Psychology

Position Description:

Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time, term faculty position, rank open, to begin in August 2019. The position may be converted to tenure track. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching skills, professional and scholarly accomplishment, commitment to mentoring graduate students, and commitment to working in a diverse, innovative, and collaborative environment. Expertise in statistics, research methods, people analytics and Big Data are particularly of interest.

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

*Email must include all the above requested attachments and a completed Faculty application in order to be considered. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted until position is filled or until there are a sufficient number of applicants.To receive priority consideration, please apply by April 2, 2019. Vanguard University will conduct a background check on the final candidate. For more information about Vanguard University and the Department of Organizational Psychology, click here.

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

TEACHING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

TEACHING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Department of Natural and Physical Sciences

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

Chair:

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

OPEN STAFF POSITIONS

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

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

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

Admissions Counselor

DEPARTMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

Assistant Director of Admissions

enrollment management

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Executive Assistant

Department of enrollment management

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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REGISTRAR

Registrar

office of the registrar

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

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

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

 

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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FINANCIAL AID COUNSELOR

Financial Aid Counselor

financial aid office

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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DATA COORDINATOR

Data Coordinator

Enrollment Management

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SALARY:

Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. The application form can be downloaded from the web at: http://humanresources.vanguard.edu/employment-oppo.... 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.

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systems analyst

Systems Analyst

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Desired Skills/Abilities

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

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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GIFT OFFICER

Gift Officer

Office of development

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Gift Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting alumni, parents and friends of the University for gifts to fund institutional priorities. This individual will report directly to the Director of Alumni Engagement and Development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects; recommend and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies of individual prospects, working with administration, faculty and volunteers as appropriate; meet with prospects and volunteers, traveling as necessary.
  • Raise funds for Imagine Campaign and student scholarships.
  • Recruit and work with volunteer leadership to engage their network and solicit gifts.
  • Ensure timely contact reports on all activity required to be recorded in database.
  • Assist with creating and planning cultivation events or programs.
  • Maintain knowledge of current tax laws, investments and planned giving opportunities; use knowledge in prospect cultivation and solicitation as appropriate.
  • Introduce prospects to University leadership when appropriate
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Work requires two years of sales experience or fundraising experience in a related organization.
  • Commitment to working cooperatively with the Advancement teams.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University.
  • Vanguard Alum Preferred

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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PATROL OFFICER

Patrol Officer

Campus public safety

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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GRADUATION ANALYST

Graduation Analyst

office of the registrar

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Graduation Analyst is a full-time position responsible for maintaining all 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:

Graduation Analyst Essential Functions:

  • Verifies students’ eligibility for graduation and posts degrees to their student record.
  • Supports the Academic Transfer Analysts in reviewing transfer requests, exception to policy, etc. for senior level traditional undergraduates.
  • Prepares honor awards statistics.
  • Reviews former student files for graduation requirements upon request by the student.
  • Supports the Assistant Registrar in compiling governmental reports pertaining to graduate students (e.g. IPEDS)

Common Essential Functions:

  • Maintain confidentiality when handling student records and comply with FERPA regulations.
  • Assist in the coordination of Commencement.
  • Assist in all University Tier One Events (e.g. Welcome Weekend, Convocation, Commencement, etc.)
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years project management experience or demonstrated previous experience in a Registrar’s Office.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated competence in speaking Spanish.
  • Preference will be given to applicants certified in TES® and working knowledge of Transferology.
  • Preference will be given to those with student information software experience.
  • Effective organizational and management skills.
  • Must have the ability to perform detailed work accurately with long-range understanding of processes and decisions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both oral and written).
  • Strong computer skills; experience and competence in a variety of computer environments.
  • Knowledge of university catalog development is preferred.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively and is able to take initiative with assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to conceptualize and effectively work in an educational environment that is both traditional and non-traditional.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University.

SALARY:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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head softball coach

Head Softball Coach

athletic department

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Head Softball Coach at Vanguard University provides overall leadership of the program and sustains a dynamic team program where student-athletes demonstrate exceptional skills while being fully committed to the mission and goals of the university and adhering to all rules and regulations of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC). In addition, the head softball coach will be responsible for other duties at the institution, as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops a strong team culture to reflect the mission of Vanguard University, and readily demonstrates the ability to meet student development goals, Athletics Department objectives, and competitive success.
  • Use sport-specific knowledge, training techniques, and leadership skills to implement a competitively excellent softball team.
  • Has demonstrated values that align with the university mission; which promotes holistic growth, community service, and overall spiritual growth of the student.
  • Monitors academic progress and builds a program that results in high retention and graduation rates while helping the student body enthusiastically embrace and support the team and its activities.
  • Recruiting:
    • Work closely with the Department of Admissions on the recruitment of all Prospective Student-Athletes.
    • Has a strong understanding of and adheres to all university, NAIA, and GSAC recruiting policies and procedures.
    • Focused recruiting efforts towards signing student-athletes who are a mission fit based on lifestyle standards, academic expectations, commitment to graduation and enhancing the VU brand.
    • Facilitate the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility.
    • Reaches minimum roster goals as defined by the Athletics Department and University.
  • Builds a collegial environment in decision-making and administrative effectiveness throughout the University campus and within the Athletics Department staff.
  • Builds and maintains the program budget under the guidance of the Athletics 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.
  • Responsible for working with the Director of Athletics and the Department of University Advancement to build significant relationships with community, alumni, and potential donors for the program. 
  • Commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of the department, the University, the NAIA, and the Golden State Athletic Conference.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 3-5 years of successful coaching experience at the college and/or high school level. Collegiate playing experience a plus.
  • Strong recruiting skills and connections within the softball community.
  • 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 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.

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ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Assistant Athletic Trainer

athletic department

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary function of this position is to supervise and participate in an athletic training program. Participate in an athletic training program that meets the health care needs of all student-athletes (approximately 350 athletes on 17 teams) including the prevention, assessment, care, management, rehabilitation, healthcare administration, and education and guidance of the injuries sustained in Vanguard University (VU) intercollegiate athletics.  Responsible for the coverage of specific athletic teams.  Position reports to the Head Athletic Trainer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
  • Assist with annual student-athlete preparticipation physical exams
  • Complete medical coverage of assigned teams.
  • Assist with medical insurance coordination- write and upkeep accurate medical records and documentation.
  • Assist with inventory and budgeting.
  • Assists with home and away event coverage.
  • Provides clinical supervision as a preceptor of athletic training students for an affiliated CAATE Athletic Training Education Program.
  • Provide for the development of the student athlete’s spiritual growth and athletic health and well-being.
  • Perform duties necessary for the day-to-day operations in the athletic training room.
  • Assist with projects directed by Head Athletic Trainer and/or Director of Athletic Training Services.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education: Master’s Degree preferred in a related field. Certification through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification.

Minimum Experience:  Two years athletic training experience at the university level.  Eligible to provide supervision to an affiliated athletic training education program as a preceptor.

Skills:  First Aid, CPR and AED for the professional rescuer, as well as skills in the following areas: injury assessment, care, treatment, rehabilitation, manual therapy techniques. Administrative skills in record keeping, charting, computer skills with basic programs as well as athletic training software. People skills are also necessary in working with a diverse variety of people. 

Mental Demands:  Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion; logical problem-solving with the ability to manage several projects at once.  Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines with follow-through.  Ability to handle emergency situations with a calm demeanor.  Ability to learn procedures and retain information.  In agreement with the purpose and mission of Vanguard University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.         

Physical Demands:  Intermittent sitting and standing.  Requires repetitive keyboard hand and finger motions.  Hearing and speaking on the telephone.  Able to conduct business at other offices on campus.  Ability to lift, pull, grasp, bend to lower file drawers and reach to top of five-drawer file cabinet.  Be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and can manually assist ambulation of injured athletes.  Also, must be able to perform the manual tasks associated with manual therapy for both evaluation and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

Visual Demands:  Computer monitor reading, injury record and administrative paperwork reading, visual acuity necessary for evaluations and wound debridement.             

Environment:  Pleasant office, comfortable temperature, as well as a variety of temperature differences from extreme heat to extreme cold.                 

 

SALARY:

9-Month Full-Time Exempt Position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Administrative Assistant

Pre-licensure nursing program

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Administrative Assistant position is a role that works closely with Department of Nursing faculty and students. Receives day-to-day instruction and guidance from the Chair of the Vanguard pre-licensure program and the Director of the Nursing Department.  This position reports to the Chair of the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Organize and facilitate daily meetings and special events; schedule and coordinate dates and times, venues, attendance, agendas, and facilities; take minutes, and provide administrative support and follow-up on matters arising from meetings.
  • Oversee incoming correspondences and requests for the Chair’s attention; route problems and correspondence to other staff members as appropriate; prioritize items that need immediate attention; answer urgent phone calls and/or mail as needed.
  • Plan, research and coordinate special projects; compile assessment and accreditation reports and research and analyze specific operational procedures and problems as deemed necessary.
  • Compose and prepare written documentation and correspondence; screen and evaluate incoming and outgoing correspondences and prepares responses as appropriate.
  • Familiar with Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approval and Commission on Collegiate Education (CCNE) accreditation guidelines, regulations, and required paperwork (i.e. NCLEX-RN licensure, clinical placements, faculty approval, annual report, and self-study).
  • Schedule and coordinate Chair’s appointments and/or travel arrangements.
  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and external workshops.
  • Assist in the development and update of Department policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Provide ongoing staff and office support for the Chair and Department of Nursing faculty.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Administrative experience in a college or university setting will be given preference.
  • Database management skills with demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to organize and manage an office, meetings, and events with experience in customer relations and service administration.
  • Ability to lead and train support staff while preserving confidential information, conversations, records, and financial data.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community: public, students, faculty, staff, and administration; ability to represent the University in a variety of situations.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University.
  • Ability to communicate and relate well with staff, faculty, and students.
  • 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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STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

Student Services Coordinator

Pre-licensure nursing program

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Student Services Coordinator position is a role that works closely with pre-nursing and prelicensure students, faculty, admissions and recruiting. Receives day-to-day instruction and guidance from the Chair of the new Vanguard pre-licensure program.  This position reports to the Chair of the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as the direct liaison between the Nursing students and various administrative offices at Vanguard University.
  • Organize and facilitate daily meetings and special events; schedule and coordinate dates and times, venues, attendance, agendas, and facilities; take minutes, and provide administrative support and follow-up on matters arising from meetings.
  • Compose and prepare written documentation and correspondence; screen and evaluate incoming and outgoing correspondences and prepares responses as appropriate.
  • Familiar with Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approval and Commission on Collegiate Education (CCNE) accreditation guidelines, regulations, and required paperwork (i.e. NCLEX-RN licensure, clinical placements, faculty approval, annual report, and self-study).
  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and external workshops.
  • Assist in the development and update of admission policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Facilitate the admissions process and provide general financial aid information as needed.
  • Coordinate the enrollment functions/registrations for the pre-nursing and pre-licensure students in the upper division and GE courses.
  • Advise the Pre-nursing and Nursing students regarding academic planning.
  • Review the Nursing student academic progress and provide registration approvals.
  • Facilitate “program changes” with Nursing students and related offices.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Student advisement experience in a college or university setting will be given preference.
  • Database management skills with demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to organize and manage an office, meetings, and events with experience in customer relations and service administration.
  • Ability to lead and train support staff while preserving confidential information, conversations, records, and financial data.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community: public, students, faculty, staff, and administration; ability to represent the University in a variety of situations.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University.
  • Ability to communicate and relate well with staff, faculty, and students.
  • 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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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - COUNSELING & COMPLIANCE

Assistant Director - Counseling & Compliance

financial aid office

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director – Counseling & Compliance assists with the management of daily operations within the Financial Aid Office. This position reports to the Director of Financial Aid and assists 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 over $60 million annually in federal, state, and institutional funds.
  • Maintains and implements financial aid policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies.
  • Assist Director in providing staff with ongoing training including financial aid application completion, awarding, and accuracy assessment for financial aid counselors. Ensures that daily process workflow objectives are met, monitors financial aid counselor progress, and enforces accountability.
  • Manage verification, and awarding financial aid applications to meet University timelines, in accordance will applicable regulations
  • Involved with efficient and effective planning and implementation of administrative functions related to processing and reporting of financial aid.
  • Assist Director with development and implementation of short and long-range plan(s) to conduct internal audits of files for compliance.
  • Research financial aid policies in the FSA Handbook, IFAP and NASFAA tools to ensure compliance
  • Assist Director with hiring and supervising full-time staff. Hires and manages student workers.
  • Assist with preparation of financial aid program printed and electronic materials and presentations for on and off campus recruiting and enrollment events.
  • Lead staff to implement and maintain Financial Literacy program.
  • 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 including financial registration and late academic registration.
  • Collaborate with various University offices including Admissions, Accounting, Advancement, and Registrar on effective and efficient workflow processes and deadlines.
  • Primary backup for Director and provides 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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VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is a private, co-educational, comprehensive University of liberal arts and professional studies that believes its evangelical Christian community in the Pentecostal tradition offers a unique opportunity for academic achievement. Vanguard University embodies a Christ-centered, multicultural community serving approximately 2,200 students. Vanguard values and encourages qualified applicants who are diverse in gender, generation, ethnicity, race and/or ability, and seeks faculty that will mentor students and will interact with the Vanguard community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Vanguard is also an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). Where permitted by law and in relation to the school’s heritage and mission, Vanguard does exercise religious preference throughout the University.