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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 – KINESIOLOGY

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITION – KINESIOLOGY

Sciences and Mathematics

Position Description:

The Department of Kinesiology seeks applications for an adjunct lecturer in courses such as biomechanics, principles of coaching and activities. 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 promoting health, and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach above-mentioned coursework in kinesiology.
  • Challenge thinking and develop the ability of students to engage in discourse and critical thinking in regards to improving their fitness and wellness.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Model a healthy lifestyle and have a passion for helping others make positive lifestyle choices.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree MS (Ph.D. preferred for upper division course possibilities) in kinesiology or a related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in group physical activities; lecture and lab based courses—based on the specific course.
  • Appropriate certifications such as American Red Cross instructor certification; CSCS; group exercise certification.
  • 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 Kinesiology, click here.

CHAIR:
Dr. Diana Avans
Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-619-6462
E-mail: davans@vanguard.edu

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.

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

Faculty Position - Old Testament Studies

Faculty Position - Old Testament Studies

Department of Religion

Position Description:

The Department of Religion at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Old Testament Studies to begin Fall 2018. A well-qualified candidate should be able to teach primarily at the undergraduate level, both introductory courses and upper-division courses. Opportunities to teach at the graduate level may also occur. The Department of Religion offers vibrant programs with a commitment to the development of students who will be successful both in scholarly research and ministry practice. We are seeking candidates who share this commitment and can demonstrate a high level of teaching effectiveness both in the classroom and in mentoring relationships. Because Vanguard University is affiliated with the Assemblies of God and prepares ministers for service, we are seeking candidates who are Pentecostal and who have, or are willing and qualified to acquire credentials with the Assemblies of God.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach 24 units annually in Old Testament, both in the Religion core curriculum required of all undergraduate students at the university, as well as courses designed for Religion majors in undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform committee work as prescribed by the university faculty handbook.
  • Mentor students within the Religion major, including the maintenance of regular on-campus office hours as prescribed by the university faculty handbook.
  • Participate in Department of Religion governance and faculty meetings.
  • Serve the community through active participation in a local church.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Old Testament or related field preferred (ABD will be considered).
  • Teaching experience in a university/college setting preferred.
  • Strong classroom presence, having the ability to engage non-Religion majors, as well as upper division Religion majors and graduate students in Religion.
  • Evidence of a strong personal faith and a desire to minister to students as they grow in their faith and in their understanding of personal calling.
  • Evidence of scholarly work within the academic community, such as formal presentations/publications, with clear potential for future scholarly work.

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

Chair:
Dr. April Westbrook
Chair, Department of Religion
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: awestbrook@vanguard.edu

Faculty Position - Chemistry

Faculty Position - Chemistry

STEM: Department of Chemistry

Position Description:

The Department of Chemistry seeks applications for a term Assistant Professor to begin for the spring semester, 2018, renewable for up to 5 years. 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 promoting health, and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity. Courses to be taught may include 1) General, Organic, and Biochemistry and its associated lab, 2) Biochemistry and its lab, 3) General Chemistry and its associated lab, or 4) Analytical Chemistry and its associated lab.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach above-mentioned coursework in Chemistry.
  • Challenge thinking and develop the ability of students to engage in discourse and critical thinking in regards to chemical safety and ethical responsibility.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree MS or MA (Ph.D. preferred) in Chemistry or a related discipline
  • Ability to teach general chemistry and laboratory courses, allied-health chemistry for non-majors (Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biochemistry [GOB]), and/or analytical chemistry.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an academically rigorous integration of faith and learning

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

Faculty Positions - Kinesiology

Faculty Positions - Kinesiology

Department of Kinesiology

Position Description:

The Department of Kinesiology at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Kinesiology at the Assistant Professor and Assistant/Associate level to begin Fall 2018. Areas of specialization are open, however, a well-qualified candidate should be able to teach both introductory courses (e.g. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness; Foundation of Kinesiology) and upper division courses related to her/his area of scholarly and applied research expertise (e.g. exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, motor behavior). The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to equip students to become leaders capable of impacting their world for Christ. The program seeks to prepare competent professionals through personalized education in the classroom, research, and field-based experiences. The goal of the department is to develop independent, critical thinkers who possess an interdisciplinary education with an in-depth understanding of kinesiology.

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

Chair:
Dr. Diana Avans
Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
E-mail: davans@vanguard.edu

Faculty Position - Accounting

Faculty Position - Accounting

Department of 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 August 2018. 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 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 example of professional work
  • Three letters of reference
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts
  • Pastoral Reference

*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 Business and Management, click here.

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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.

VISTA Program Coordinator

VISTA Program Coordinator

Graduate Education Program

POSITION SUMMARY:

VISTA is a four-year teacher preparation program that includes a STEM Bachelor of Science degree and a Single-Subject California Teaching Credential. It is specifically designed to develop Vanguard University’s capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students. Transfer students may be able to complete the program in two years.

The VISTA Program Coordinator position is a part-time funded position by a Title V Hispanic Serving Institute grant and is designed to operate hand-in-hand with Vanguard’s STEM and Graduate Program in Education faculty and staff to develop the VISTA Program. The Coordinator collaborates with VU faculty and staff to develop integrated curriculum; with VU Admissions to recruit new students; and with VU Student Success to monitor student progress. The VISTA Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Graduate Education.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as the direct VISTA Program liaison between faculty, students and various administrative offices at Vanguard University.
  • Conduct pre-advising for prospective VISTA Program students including transfer students in collaboration with the STEM Student Success Coordinator.
  • Monitor VISTA Program students’ academic progress, toward the goal of increasing overall retention and completion rates in collaboration with the STEM Student Success Coordinator.
  • Research other integrated teacher credential programs.
  • Ensure adherence to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) processes and requirements for integrated teacher credential programs.
  • Assist STEM faculty and staff in the development of subject-matter waiver programs within their disciplines.
  • Manage VISTA Program development projects.
  • Collaborate in the development of VISTA Program general information and recruiting materials with Admissions and the Marketing Teams.
  • Create and monitor VISTA Program reports.
  • Maintain appropriate VISTA Program administrative records.
  • Facilitate VISTA Program meetings and special events.
  • Manage the VISTA Program Web site.
  • Facilitate communication with students, faculty, the community and the public using established tools and platforms.
  • Launch and manage social media for the VISTA Program.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five to ten years’ experience in advanced administrative work
  • Database management skills with computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Flexible morning and evening availability
  • Exceptional organization skills and the ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to organize and manage office meetings and events
  • Experience in customer relations
  • Ability to work with faculty and staff preserve privacy of confidential information, including conversations, records, and financial data
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community: public, students, faculty, staff, and administration
  • Ability to represent Vanguard University in a variety of situations
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University

SALARY:

Part-time, 20 hours per week position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Qualified employees have the opportunity to participate in prorated benefits such as a 403(b) retirement plan, paid sick and vacation, paid holidays and employer paid life insurance, but does not qualify for Health 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 with an anticipated grant end date of 09/30/2022. Although the grant is expected to end on that date, sometimes additional funding can be obtained to extend a grant beyond the end date.

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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iPREP Program Coordinator

iPREP Program Coordinator

GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM

POSITION SUMMARY:

iPREP is a post-doctoral Teaching program that facilitate the professional development of recent PhDs from the STEM Disciplines by providing an opportunity for formal teaching experience concurrently with professional pedagogical development from educational experts.

The iPrep Program Coordinator position is a part-time funded position by a Title V Hispanic Serving Institute grant and is designed to operate hand-in-hand with Vanguard’s STEM and Graduate Program in Education faculty and staff to develop the iPREP Program. The Coordinator collaborates with VU faculty and staff to develop integrated curriculum; with VU Academic Deans for teaching assignments; and with VU Graduate Education and IFD to develop authentic, rich professional development opportunities for participants of the program. The iPREP Program Coordinator will report to the interim Associate Dean of STEM.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as the direct iPREP Program liaison between faculty, students and various administrative offices at Vanguard University.
  • Research other teaching post-doctoral programs.
  • Collaborate in the development of iPREP Program general information and recruiting materials with Admissions and the Marketing Teams.
  • Recruit post-doctoral teaching candidates from STEM PhD programs.
  • Facilitate iPREP Program participant teaching evaluations with the Associate Dean, Graduate Program and IFD Director toward the goal of increasing professional development and educational effectiveness.
  • Assist STEM and Graduate Education faculty and staff in the development of CEUs within their disciplines.
  • Manage iPREP Program development projects.
  • Create and monitor iPREP Program reports.
  • Maintain appropriate iPREP Program administrative records.
  • Facilitate iPREP Program meetings and special events.
  • Manage the iPREP Program Web site and Social media platforms in collaboration with the IFD and the Director of Educational Technology.
  • Facilitate communication with students, faculty, the community and the public using established tools and platforms.
  • In collaboration with the Research Analyst and IR team, develop plans to collect student learning outcome data from the implementation of iPREP projects in undergraduate classrooms.
  • Develop a collaborative and working relationship with the CIRTL Network.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM required, MS in a STEM field preferred
  • Experience developing instructional materials
  • Experience coordinating educational programs
  • Five to ten years’ experience in advanced administrative work
  • Database management skills with computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Flexible morning and evening availability
  • Exceptional organization skills and the ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to organize and manage office meetings and events
  • Experience in customer relations
  • Ability to work with faculty and staff preserve privacy of confidential information, including conversations, records, and financial data
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community: public, students, faculty, staff, and administration
  • Ability to represent Vanguard University in a variety of situations
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University

SALARY:

Part-time, 20 hours per week position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Qualified employees have the opportunity to participate in prorated benefits such as a 403(b) retirement plan, paid sick and vacation, paid holidays and employer paid life insurance, but does not qualify for Health 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 with an anticipated grant end date of 09/30/2022. Although the grant is expected to end on that date, sometimes additional funding can be obtained to extend a grant beyond the end date.

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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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 promote 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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Visit and Event Coordinator

Visit and Event Coordinator

DEPARTMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects; recommend and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies of individual prospects, working with administration, faculty and volunteers as appropriate; meet with prospects and volunteers, traveling as necessary.
  • Engage prospects in mentorship programs
  • Introduce prospects to University leadership when appropriate
  • Direct research requests and provide information on University alumni, parents, and friends to qualify interest and giving potential.
  • Ensure information and activity with donors is recorded in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Maintain knowledge of current tax laws, investments and planned giving opportunities; use knowledge in prospect cultivation and solicitation as appropriate.
  • Recruit and work closely with volunteers and volunteer organizations; suggest changes to strengthen membership of existing volunteer boards or organizations.
  • Assist with planning and/or directing cultivation events or programs.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as required.

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.

DGO018

Development Manager

Development Manager

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Development Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and management of a comprehensive annual giving and stewardship program. This position will report to the Senior Director of Development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop and lead a comprehensive annual appeal program, including strategies to incorporate alumni groups, e-campaigns, giving societies, focus on new donors, and increasing average gift amounts.
  • Serve as an active prospect identifier, targeting prospects for personal visits and moving annual donors through the donor pyramid into the next giving level. Make creative connections between and among people, events, programs, and their associated circles.
  • Manage the annual giving program to achieve yearly goals.
  • Oversee direct mail solicitations with emphasis on raising general operating dollars.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate telemarketing solicitations.
  • Develop and implement annual solicitation strategies, written marketing materials, and cultivation events.
  • Provide leadership to annual giving volunteers and student workers through recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Lead strategy for comprehensive donor stewardship program.
  • Lead in creating donor recognition programs.
  • Assist in identifying planned giving prospects.
  • Assist with concepts, messages, and communication for fundraising events.
  • Develop strategies to build community through social media.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum B.A. degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Progressive Fund Development experience with emphasis in the area of annual giving.
  • Experience in a university environment and Fundraising certification preferred.
  • Show proven success in growing unrestricted support through prospect identification, upper-level giving programs, cultivation events, and direct mail marketing.
  • Experience with budgeting, campaign management, and database management.
  • Be able to set goals and meet deadlines.
  • Must be team-oriented, able to demonstrate exceptional communication abilities, both orally and in writing, be able to multi-task, and work with multiple audiences both externally and internally.
  • Requires detailed record keeping skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of relevant office practices and procedures and the ability to master new procedures.
  • 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.

ADM018

Campaign Manager

Campaign Manager

OFFICE OF University Advancement

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Campaign Manager/Major Gift Officer, a newly created position, will report to the Vice President of Advancement and maintain responsibility for both the capital campaign and a portfolio of prospective donors and funder. This individual will serve as a member of Office of Advancement leadership team and will help implement plans and policies in a manner that provides the necessary funding to support all aspects of the capital campaign.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage the overall campaign plan and timetable, addressing the following key issues.
  • Identify and monitor campaign plan strategies to keep campaign activity on schedule and on track.
  • Assist in the identification, recruitment and solicitation of campaign leadership.
  • Drive the organization and implementation of specific plans to engage in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective donors, with an emphasis on acquisition of new donors with a medium to long term cultivation cycle to the capital campaign.
  • Responsible for soliciting gifts of $25,000 and higher.
  • Participate in cultivation and request meetings.
  • Coordinate campaign-specific cultivation activities.
  • Assist with foundation research and proposal writing.
  • Manage relationships with a portfolio of prospective donors and funders.
  • Work collaboratively with and in support of other development team members, VU staff, and alumni and parent volunteers to cultivate and solicit prospective donors and funders.
  • Monitor all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.
  • Organize and coordinate the activities of the key campaign committees (Campaign Planning and Organizing Task Force, Campaign Cabinet and Divisional sub-committees, staff leadership, faculty, and others) to ensure their successful fundraising efforts.
  • Develop and maintain prospect lists and tracking systems, matrices, and pipeline reports (both for overall donors and for specific committee activity).
  • Produce or update key campaign operative materials.
  • Implement a campaign communications strategy and plan.
  • Oversee development of campaign collateral and supporting materials.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to staff, faculty, and committee leaders tracking campaign statistics, evaluating progress based on established benchmarks, recommending next steps, and adjusting when necessary.
  • Present campaign progress at Board meetings and retreats.
  • Prepare all general campaign correspondence.
  • Ensure the proper documentation and acknowledgement of all campaign pledges.
  • Develop and implement a pledge redemption system and ongoing donor communications/stewardship plan.
  • Maintain ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies.
  • Represent the organization in the community as appropriate.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred.
  • 6-8 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience and a proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of gifts.
  • Prior capital campaign experience while working in an Advancement Office, preferably for an educational institution.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate volunteers and staff, being seen as a leader of the campaign.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of all areas of fundraising, with a particular emphasis on major gift acquisition.
  • Proven track record in planning and achieving short- and long-term goals and creating a plan outlining activity.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills, tact, and diplomacy with the ability to develop and maintain cooperative and successful working relationships with volunteers, staff, and all donors; ability to serve as a team player and leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively about engaging donors, and to develop plans of action and follow through.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Sound judgment and superior problem-solving ability.
  • Integrity and fiscal accountability.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Must be willing and available to work evenings and weekends per event-related scheduling.
  • Experience working with donor management and data management systems preferred.
  • 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 employees that will interact with the Vanguard community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Where permitted by law and in relation to the school’s heritage and mission, Vanguard does exercise religious preference throughout the University.