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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 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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Adjunct Faculty PositionS - Mathematics

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – MATHEMATICS

STEM

Position Description:

The Department of Mathematics seeks applications for adjunct lecturers for Pre-Calculus, College Algebra, Calculus I and/or Calculus II. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity.

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Essential Functions:

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Faculty Position - Chemistry

ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS – CHEMISTRY

STEM

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Essential Functions:

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.

Essential Functions:

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

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 Fall semester, 2018, renewable for up to 4 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/or its associated lab, 2) Biochemistry and/or its lab, 3) General Chemistry and/or its associated lab, or 4) Analytical Chemistry and/or 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.
  • Guide students in development of their projects.
  • Actively engage in academic advising.
  • Develop and assist in the implementation of department-level assessment and measurement of student learning.
  • 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 POSITION - MATHEMATICS

Faculty Position - APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Department of Mathematics

Position Description:

The Department of Mathematics seeks applications for a full-time, term faculty position to begin for the Fall semester, 2018. This position is renewable. Vanguard seeks professionals of Christian faith who are committed to integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses in mathematics and will supply evidence of teaching excellence, and will have the ability to engage in development of an engineering and/or computer science curriculum (as the University explores program development in those areas). Other responsibilities include academic advising, service to the department, and service to the college in support of its mission to educate, inspire, and empower its students in the context of a liberal arts curriculum. Opportunities include course development and participation in the undergraduate research program. In addition to a demonstrated teaching ability, applicants must have a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity. Courses to be taught may include 1) Calculus, Calculus 2 and/or Calculus 3, 2) Advanced Mathematics including Linear Algebra, Number Theory and/or Differential Equations, or specialized courses including but not limited to 3) statistics and method analysis, SAS, and/or data analytics, or 4) computer sciences, programming, and/or networking..

Essential Functions:

  • Teach above-mentioned coursework in Mathematics.
  • Challenge thinking and develop the ability of students to engage in discourse and critical thinking in regard to ethical responsibility.
  • Collaborate with department faculty in curriculum implementation, student support, and continuous program improvement.
  • Develop and assist in the implementation of department-level assessment and measurement of student learning.
  • Participates in analyzing data and makes recommendations for curriculum and programmatic revisions where necessary.
  • Develop, collaborate and implement synergistic programs for study.
  • Serve on campus committees.
  • Participate in full and part-time faculty meetings.
  • 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.
  • Guide students in development of their projects.
  • Actively engage in academic advising.
  • Guide and counsel students toward personal and career development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree MS or MA (Ph.D. preferred) in Mathematics, applied mathematics or a related discipline such as Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Ability to teach general mathematics courses, advanced mathematics for majors, and/or related courses in data analysis, computer programming, and/or technology.
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an academically rigorous integration of faith and learning.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability

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 and the Department of Mathematics, click here.

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


FACULTY POSITION - NURSING

Faculty Position - Pre-Licensure Chair of Nursing

Department of Nursing

Position Description:

The Department of Nursing at Vanguard University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position as the Chair of the Pre-licensure BSN Program in Nursing; the inaugural prelicensure cohort is to begin nursing courses Fall 2018. The desired applicant is a visionary nursing leader who is enthusiastic about creating and building an outstanding and sustainable nursing program. The program is currently approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Chair works collaboratively with nursing faculty and a Nursing Advisory Board whose members represent the various communities of interest associated with Vanguard University and nursing. The Chair is also responsible for individual scholarship (e.g., independent research), university service, community service, and an appropriate teaching load.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership in developing the Pre-licensure BSN Program and ensure that the program remains current with CCNE and BRN regulations (Article 3, Title 16, Division 14, California Code of Regulations and Article 4, Chapter 6, Business and Professions Code).
  • Coordinate assessment and evaluation processes and lead strategies for improvement when outcomes are below program benchmarks.
  • Represent the Department of Nursing and Vanguard University at local and state meetings of program deans and directors.
  • Assess need for faculty, and participate in recruitment and hiring based on needs of curriculum.
  • Evaluate and mentor program faculty to ensure program effectiveness and involve program faculty and students in decision-making.
  • Develop and monitor acute care and community-based clinical healthcare affiliations, including site selection, affiliation agreements, clinical assignments, and faculty selection.
  • Attend recruiting events; coordinate application and readmission processes; review applicant and student readmission materials to ensure all program requirements are met and participate in academic/individual student counseling and advising.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of BRN approval and CCNE accreditation guidelines, regulations, and required paperwork (i.e. NCLEX-RN licensure, clinical placements, faculty approval, annual report, substantive change reports, and self-study).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BRN approval as the Program Director must be obtained prior to hire.
  • Candidates with a DNP or Ph.D. in Nursing, preferred, and college teaching experience required.
  • Have a current, unencumbered California RN license and clear criminal background check.
  • Knowledge and ability to teach upper-division nursing courses.
  • Candidates must have evidence of a strong commitment to nursing and undergraduate education. This includes mentoring and collaborating with students in ensuring enculturation in professional nursing practice.
  • 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 Nursing, click here.

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

FACULTY POSITION - NURSING

Faculty Position - Pre-Licensure Nursing

Department of Nursing

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Salary:

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

Application Procedure:

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

ACM028

Creative Services Manager

Creative Services Manager

OFFICE OF Marketing and Communications

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Creative Services Manager is responsible for creative direction across the university and for project management within the Office of Marketing and Communications (MarCom). This position reports to the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage and coordinate MarCom projects and creative development, from inception through final deliverable, ensuring work is appropriately assigned and completed within expected time frames with a balance of quality and speed.
  • Define, set and manage project scope and budgets.
  • Manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment, building strong relationships across campus, and working with senior leadership, entry-level employees, students, and everyone in between.
  • Manage and provide creative direction to the graphic designer, production artist and freelance team; stepping into the graphic design role on an as-needed basis.
  • Develop concepts and designs for Vanguard marketing materials including, but not limited to, the university website, printed promotional materials, digital assets, video, advertising, recruitment, and fundraising materials.
  • Assist University clients and outside vendors with style guide and branding guidelines.
  • Assist and direct campus or outside photographers in photographic illustrations.
  • Provide expertise and service to University clients in the creative development of University publications, promotional materials, web presence, social media, and logos. University clients include, but are not limited to: Admissions, School for Professional Studies, Advancement, Alumni Engagement, Athletics, Student Life, university departments, institutes, centers, and student groups.
  • Work closely with Vanguard’s webmaster to optimize user experience and website conversion.
  • Work in conjunction with Senior Director of Marketing and Communications in managing the university’s creative agency, leading by example and fostering personal development of team members: motivating, growing, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Participate in the development and administration of the department budget.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications and inherent in the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Managerial experience in a similar role.
  • Minimum 5-7 years graphic design experience in an agency, higher education, or private industry.
  • Minimum 3-5 years managing both creative workflow process and graphic artists.
  • Computer skill set that includes strong proficiency with the Apple OS and software programs including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, iMeet, and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in production, photo retouching, graphic design, typography and layout are essential. A thorough understanding of file preparation for offset printing is critical.
  • Strong evidence of creativity, innovation and vision as it pertains to marketing materials.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiples projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in interacting with both vendors and internal clients.
  • 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.

CSM028

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.

UAC047

Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Supervisor

counseling center

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Clinical Supervisor of the Counseling Center provides direct supervision to MFT trainees and doctoral practicum students. The supervisor may also on occasion see a student who comes to the counseling center in a crisis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide clinical supervision and responsible for regular scheduled weekly individual and group supervision.
  • Assure quality of clinical services provided by supervisees meets established standards, guidelines and regulations, where applicable. This includes chart audits, observation of sessions, review of documentation and other supervisory activities to assure quality of care standards.
  • Read and sign off on all clinical notes of supervisees.
  • Review notes and testing reports of testing practicum students.
  • Provide written evaluations to graduate programs where trainees and practicum students attend on a quarterly or semester basis (depending on the program structure).
  • Assure that supervisees operate within their scope of expertise and practice.
  • Communicate with the Director of Counseling Services on personnel issues involving supervisees.
  • Provide direct counseling services to students who may come into the counseling center in crisis.
  • Maintain current knowledge regarding current legal and ethical standards through membership in relevant professional organizations and attendance at professional conferences and/or workshops.
  • Assist in interviewing future trainee and practicum applicants during the Spring semester.
  • Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by DCC.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD or PsyD in Psychology.
  • California license to practice as a Psychologist.
  • Demonstrated expertise in area of licensure with progressive leadership responsibility and ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of college student development and residence life issues.
  • Demonstrated autonomy, effectiveness and sensitivity in clinical work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs and requirements.

SALARY:

Part-time hourly position (6-12 hours/week, 32 weeks/year). 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.

CCS048

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMMUTER LIFE

Assistant Director of Commuter Life

department of Student engagement

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director of Commuter Life (ADCL) provides overall coordination for Student Affairs commuter programs. This position seeks to promote high commuter engagement and retention through developing dynamic programs and fostering welcoming space that integrates commuters into campus life. The ADCL is responsible for advocating for the needs of Vanguard’s diverse commuter student population, as well as creating an atmosphere for the commuter population that supports academics. The ADCL supports and serves as a member of the early-alert student intervention process on the Students of Concern Team. The ADCL manages the Commuter Assistant team and serves as an integral team member in the Office of Student Engagement. The ADCL reports to the Associate Dean of Students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Commuter Life:

  • Supports commuter student engagement and retention through developing and managing extra-curricular programs and events
  • Supports the personal growth and education of commuter students by creating co-curricular educational programs that align with the goals of Vanguard’s Four-Year Discipleship Plan
  • Fosters community through creating a hospitable and welcoming environment within the commuter lounge and other physical spaces on campus
  • Coordinates all commuter services, which include weekly communication channels, summer commuter orientation, commuter lockers, commuter and residence life connections, off campus housing education, and management of commuter physical spaces
  • Actively seeks to supports diverse students within the commuter population, including first-generation college students, students of color, athletes, and veterans
  • Maintains community behavioral standards by participating in the student growth disciplinary process for commuter students
  • Supervises and mentors 4- 6 student Commuter Assistants student leaders
  • Advocates for commuter needs across campus and closely collaborates with other Student Affairs offices (Spiritual Formation, Counseling, etc.) concerning commuter issues
  • Evaluates commuter educational and performance goals through regular assessment; maintains program evaluation files; creates annual presentations on the status and continual improvement of commuter programs
  • Oversees management of Commuter Life budget

Student Affairs:

  • Serves as a member of the Office of Student Engagement and supports the development/management of assigned all-campus events and other assigned special interest programming
  • Supports and participates in designated student leadership retreats and other assigned student leader training sessions
  • Serves as a member of the Students of Concern team, acting as the case manager for at-risk commuter students
  • Collaborates with the Student Affairs division to fulfill the Four-Year Discipleship Plan and other University objectives

Other Responsibilities:

  • Provides appropriate information and referrals to the Director of Residence Life, Career Center, Counseling Center, Registrar, Academic Resource Center, etc.
  • Attends meetings and events, which may occur during the evening or on the weekends, as necessary in support of this position.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree preferred from an accredited institution with emphasis in Student Development, Leadership, Administration, Education, or related field
  • A mature and expressive Christian faith commitment and agreement with the Vanguard University mission statement and goals; the ability to genuinely support and articulate the University's mission and vision for Christian higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to develop student leaders to their full potential; ability to support and build relationships with diverse members of the commuter population; ability to make wise and mature judgments; ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to creatively and fairly solve problems
  • Genuine understanding and respect for University students and their developmental needs; proactive demeanor and willingness to explore new options for Student Activities
  • Ability to work nights and weekends necessary

SALARY:

40 hours per week, 12-month 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.

ADC057

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.
  • 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.

ADA058

STUDENT SERVICE COORDINATOR/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Student Services Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

pre-licensure nursing program

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Student Services Coordinator/Administrative Assistant position is a role that works closely with pre-licensure students, faculty 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Provide ongoing staff and office support for the Chair.
  • 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.

PRN058

PAYROLL SPECIALIST

Payroll Specialist

Human resources department

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for the processing, recording and administration of the University payroll using a software suite that is proprietary to Paychex, Inc., the service provider contracted by the University. The primary function of this position includes timely and accurate processing of faculty, staff and student payroll. The position is also the primary liaison with Paychex and is responsible to maintain and enhance that relationship. The Payroll Specialist reports to the Sr. Director of Human Resources, and works collaboratively with the HR Supervisor and the rest of the HR team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform daily payroll operations to accurately process and maintain semimonthly University payroll for over 600 employees via Paychex.
  • Manage the payroll related office workflow to ensure all payroll transactions for faculty, staff, and students are processed accurately and timely.
  • Reconcile payroll prior to final transmission and validate confirmed reports.
  • Process garnishment orders to include accurate calculation, notification, system input and compliance.
  • Input payroll payments for changes and additions, i.e. stipends, existing/renewal contracts, overtime, additional regular hours, benefits, retirement, tuition remission, W4, direct deposit, bonus, etc.
  • Respond to information requests from the Employment Development Department (EDD) regarding disability and family leave benefits.
  • Complete annual calculation of ministerial Housing Allowance in relation to annual wages for qualified faculty/staff.
  • Audit payroll reports at the end of every pay cycle and make corrections as necessary.
  • Close payroll in a timely manner; prepare and distribute all required reporting and data upload files.
  • Process out-of-cycle manual checks.
  • Process all employee Leave of Absence audits.
  • Create, maintain and update the 9, 10 and 11-month employee time off payment process.
  • Accurately and timely terminate employees in both the Paychex and Colleague (ERP) system and process their final payment.
  • Initiate contact with and finalize paperwork for States where Vanguard is hiring employees for the first time.
  • Reconcile the student labor transactions reimbursed by the food services provider.
  • Continuously perform internal payroll audits and make corrections as needed.
  • Create and distribute ad-hoc payroll system reports and queries as needed.
  • Diligently and continuously maintain and update payroll processes as guided by Federal and/or State laws and as required by the University, to maintain compliance.
  • In conjunction with HR staff, provide assistance to University employees including student workers regarding all payroll related matters.
  • Verify the data presented in the annual employee W-2 forms and Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting.
  • Reconcile and problem-solve all payroll issues and accompanying records, communicate solutions directly to HR and/or directly to the employee as needed.
  • Identify processing trends/issues and recommend solutions to the Sr. Director of Human Resources regarding all matters related to payroll.
  • Respond to employment verification requests with appropriate salary data.
  • Collaborate with co-workers regarding process improvements for personnel transactions, office processes, procedures and Paychex system via regular meetings.
  • Create and maintain up-to-date Payroll Policy and Procedure documents and the related desk procedures.
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting preferred; equivalent experience acceptable in lieu of degree.
  • Acquired Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification is a plus.
  • Five or more years of payroll experience preferably in a college or university setting.
  • Ability to analyze data to suggest process improvements.
  • Strong PC skills including intermediate proficiency in Excel.
  • Clear understanding of proper taxation of employer paid benefits.
  • Knowledge of federal, multistate and local payroll regulations.
  • Knowledge of payroll best practices and relevant HR office procedures and terminology.
  • Ability to make decisions, problem-solve, convert, organize and analyze data into meaningful information.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision; self-motivator.
  • Maintain confidentiality of payroll and personnel data.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to compose formal business/routine letters.
  • Strong work ethic and team player attitude; ability to relate well with staff, faculty and students. Applicants with Paychex and/or other payroll software reporting experience will be given priority.

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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INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COORDINATOR

Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

Office of student affairs

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Coordinator for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will provide guidance and support to Vanguard’s multicultural, international and veteran student populations as they develop and host programs to educate the University community on their story, perspective and history. This position is a full-time, twelve-month position that reports to the Chief Diversity Officer in the Division of Student Affairs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide support to the Chief Diversity Officer overseeing programs for international students, Veterans and intercultural student programs.
  • Assist student leaders with developing and implementing programs and activities that build awareness and foster understanding and acceptance among members of the campus community especially during commemorative (heritage/history) times throughout the year (i.e. Hispanic Heritage Month, Veterans Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month, APA Heritage Month, etc.).
  • Foster social justice and works to improve campus climate and enhance the involvement and academic/personal success of underrepresented students and other historically marginalized communities through partnerships with University staff and faculty.
  • Assist with assessment plans for learning outcomes and goals to enhance the cultural competency of all Vanguard students.
  • Oversee signature activities with the Office of Student Engagement, assure compliance with established rules and policies, and oversee proper set up for meetings and special events including the cultural club events, and other related activities as assigned.
  • Promote student organization’s activities within campus environment to enrich co-curricular activities and to encourage inclusive campus climate among student groups.
  • Understand standard concepts, practices, and procedures for advising multicultural organizations. Also, exercise considerable discretion and judgment to deliver appropriate services to create a campus environment to promote inclusive excellence.
  • Provide exceptional customer services for students, employees, and the public
  • Develop relationships with prospective military students, military education coordinators, veterans' organizations and business and industry professionals.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of all veterans related financial assistance.
  • Supervise operations of the Veteran's Resource Center, Veteran’s Club and VA Work-Study students.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in diversity and multicultural education, student programs, and leadership development.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and experience working with a diverse student population and professionals are desired.
  • Ability to serve as a resource to diversity focused student club leaders.
  • Ability to serve as a resource to all students on matters related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of cultural and student development theories, college student activity programs, advising cultural clubs and organizations.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with history, culture, students concerns and needs of the community serving
  • Able to train student leaders in areas of social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Understand, articulate, and address issues of multiculturalism, cross-cultural intersections, racism, sexism, classism, cultural appropriation, ableism, inclusive excellence etc.
  • Interest in, or knowledge of, issues surrounding underserved and underrepresented communities on campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to facilitate difficult dialogues with tact and thorough judgment.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to lead and conduct meetings.
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain, analyze and keep track of funds and programming budget.
  • Good computer skills using software such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to foster collaborative and team synergy.
  • Experience in higher education, specifically multicultural or social justice education.
  • Experience with student advising and programming.
  • Background or interest in student affairs administration/college student personnel, school psychology, special education, counseling, education, or related areas.
  • Organizational and/or Leadership Development skills.
  • Must be willing and available to work evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

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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PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Program Coordinator

department of business & Management

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Program Coordinator supports the work of the Chair of the Department of Business and Management (DBM) Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) programs and assists with a broad range of administrative duties for all faculty in that department.The Coordinator works closely with the Chair and the business faculty to support and service the needs of students.This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Business and Management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as first point of contact to address questions and concerns from students, faculty, staff, parents, and others with the expectation of resolution of issues at the program level
  • Assist the chair with administrative aspects of hiring and orientation of adjunct faculty
  • Assist the chair in completing paperwork for curriculum revisions
  • Order textbooks
  • Build and maintain a two-year course delivery schedule
  • Provide academic advising and tracking of students in the major to ensure timely progress toward graduation
  • Advise the Chair and faculty regarding student needs
  • Assist Business Chair with tracking budget and related processes
  • Provide general troubleshooting for department systems and policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chair

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Baccalaureate degree preferred, with extensive program management experience, preferably in business institutions.
  • Excellent communications skills – verbal and written.
  • Efficient technological skills in word processing, database, e-mail and Internet applications.
  • Organizational and administrative skills; the ability to coordinate multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to initiate systems and processes for effective program management, program marketing and advisement.
  • Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs and requirements.
  • Personal commitment to Christian faith and practice.

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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ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

Admissions Counselor

school for professional studies

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Admissions Counselor for the School for Professional Studies Admissions Office (SPS) is responsible for recruiting prospective students within designated student cohort(s) and/or academic program(s).Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach, and application review are all significant functions of this position. This position reports to the Director of Operations for the School for Professional Studies.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reflects and promotes the mission, vision, and identity of the University.
  • Manages a recruitment territory comprised of prospective adult students interested in Professional Studies academic programs.
  • Implements recruiting strategies as directed by the management team.
  • Schedules and attends recruitment activities including but not limited to: organized fairs, events, and presentations at community colleges, churches, organizations, and businesses.
  • Maintains contact via telephone, email and social media with prospects and applicants. Must be accountable to goals and yield as set by management.
  • Assists with the coordination of various prospect and applicant on-campus and off-site visit programs.
  • Conducts individual on-campus appointments and occasional tours.
  • Counsels applicants through the admission process.
  • Completes unofficial transcript evaluations for prospective students and applicants.
  • 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 is preferred.
  • Experience with Ellucian Customer Relationship Management System or any CRM 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, 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.
  • Works well under deadlines.
  • Comfortable making a high number of calls.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Overnight travel and occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Ability 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 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.