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Employment at Thomas University

Thomas University is always seeking faculty and staff committed to excellence.  We welcome applications of those who bring dimension and expertise to our students and administration.

Position openings at Thomas University are listed below. Use the application link below or contact our Human Resources Department for further assistance.

Employee Application

Thomas University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Thomas University. Inquiries and further information about Thomas University’s accreditation status can also be obtained via the internet by visiting http://www.sacscoc.org 

 

Director, Career Services

a. Description/Goals

The director of career services supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the college and department of student life.

b. Responsibilities

  • Supports and abides by all rules, regulations, and guidelines of the college and serves as an appropriate role model for students at all times.
  • Carries out the mission of the career services office. Provides career counseling and referrals to assist students with the career development process, including clarifying objectives and obtaining occupational information.
  • Provides career planning assistance through appointments with individuals, online assistance, and regularly scheduled workshops with groups.
  • Provides instruction to career planning in college experience classes.
  • Establishes and maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, employers, and the general public. Initiates contact with employers.
  • Assists students with career development and planning process, including obtaining information on companies, current opportunities for employment and hiring practices, and making the transition from school to career.
  • Plans and implements job fairs and on-campus recruiting events.
  • Distributes information on internships, summer jobs, and local part-time jobs.
  • Provides and updates computer software and library resources.
  • Maintains online recruitment system and works closely with webmaster to maintain/update career services web site.
  • Promotes career services to students, alumni, and employers through a variety of marketing efforts.
  • Establishes office policies and procedures, prepares regular reports, and collects and analyzes data relevant to the career planning and placement of students and alumni.
  • Assists in the development of a budget, supervises expenditures, and maintains fiscal responsibility.
  • Supervises graduate interns.
  • Attends student life staff meetings and training events.
  • Fulfills other duties as assigned by the vice president for student life

c. Qualifications

  • The director of career services must have a Master’s or doctorate degree and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification and/or a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification.

d. Job specifications

  • This will be an exempt (no hour reporting) they will manage their own hours at 20 per week.
  • This individual may also teach classes on the side to receive additional Adjunct pay.
  • This position reports to the VP of Student Life.

Director of Student Success

This position oversees and provides direct services to students to assist in their successful transition to Thomas University and to achieve their goal of program completion.  The Director of Student Success is responsible overall efforts to increase student retention.  This individual will work directly with students from first semester registration through graduation by providing support, suggestions, direction and assistance in resolving issues which may prevent students from completing their education.

This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains a relationship with all assigned students.
  • Regularly interact with students via email, phone, text, Skype and in-person conversations to ensure they are on-track and potential issues are identified and resolved.
  • Document and maintain accurate student records for all advisees.
  • Work with assigned students who are placed on academic warning or probation to develop action plans.  Meet regularly with those students to review progress and resolve issues.
  • Work with assigned students who take time off to encourage them to re-register for future semesters to complete their educational goals.
  • Responsible for reviewing appropriate student data in CAMS to ensure accuracy and sending any updates to the appropriate office.
  • Ensure assigned students are registered appropriately for future semesters.
  • Work cooperatively with other offices, Division Chairs, and faculty advisors on behalf of assigned students to facilitate problem resolution.
  • Provide regular, detailed and accurate reports related to persistence and outlining any identified systemic opportunities to increase student service effectiveness.
  • Assists and participates in New Student Orientation.
  • Participates on university committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 General Expectations:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or reminders to complete tasks.
  • Adherence to professional ethics including confidentiality
  • Punctual and industrious work habits

Interested applicants should complete an Employment Application and send resume and cover letter to Susan Backofen at sbackofen@thomasu.edu.

 

Director of Development

Division:          Institutional Advancement

Supervisor:     Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Hours:             Full-Time – Exempt Position – 40 hours-some evenings and weekends may be required

 

Job Summary

Identify prospects and their interest for the V.P. of Advancement and the university President.  Develop and maintain relationships with donors and potential donors and encourage their continued support. Assist in capital projects and foundation research. Oversee all special events for cultivation and fundraising. Foster a culture of building private support for the college from a business, corporate, and private foundations.

       

Essential Functions

  • Identify, qualify and develop proposals directed toward Thomas University’s fundraising priorities and also with Annual Giving, Capital Campaign, Endowed efforts and Planned Giving.
  • Manages the Institutional Advancement stewardship policy.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects (donors) including individuals, corporations and foundations for Annual Gifts.
  • Organizes cultivation events (showcase events, luncheons, galas, etc.)
  • Identifies, recruits, trains, motivates and recognizes volunteer leadership for Major Gifts and Special Events as necessary.
  • Provides support as needed for the Institutional Advancement Office Capital Projects and Campaigns.
  • Advises Alumni Board of Governors on matters of fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and special events.
  • Assist the Vice President for Institutional Advancement on matters of planned giving and foundations and corporations.
  • Performs other appropriate duties as designated and assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
  • Work directly with the academic community to identify current programs in need private support.
  • Provide timely, written reports regarding the outcome of cultivation and solicitation activities including mid-year and end year reporting to funders.

 

Other Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Five or more years in fund raising.
  • Personal commitment to the mission of Thomas University.
  • Maintain a professional manner while handling multiple projects.
  • Professional experience in all aspects of development.
  • Available for travel on many occasions.
  • Ability to work weekends and some holidays.
  • Strong personal skills in a social setting.
  • Knowledge of computer based software(i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, Power point, and Publisher.

 

Head Baseball Coach

Function:

This position is responsible for the overall development of student athletes within the Varsity & Junior Varsity Baseball programs.

Responsibilities:

  1. Coaching and practice planning for the Baseball program
  2. Organization and execution of the overall player development plan of both the Varsity & Junior Varsity Baseball Programs
  3. Administration, fundraising, and student athlete recruitment and retention for both the Varsity & Junior Varsity Baseball Programs
  4. Other job duties as assigned by the Athletic Director

Reports To:  Athletic Director

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • 3-4 years’ experience within a collegiate or professional baseball coaching setting is preferred
  • Competence in oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs

Terms of Employment:

         Full benefits, letter of employment, Full-Time, 12 months.

         Non-exempt position, 40 hours/week, hours will vary with season

         Salary is commensurate with experience based on the department scale  

Work Conditions:

         The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those

         an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

 

         Work is normally performed both inside and outside under varying

         Weather conditions and employee may be exposed to varying temperatures,

         Humidity and moderate noise.

 

          Work requires:

 

- Varying degrees of field work

- Travel, for both games and recruiting, some international

- Reaching/handling of various equipment repeatedly

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request regarding the work environment and physical demands to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.              

 

To apply for opportunities, please complete the Thomas University application at www.thomasu.edu/employment; send an email with the subject noting “Head Baseball Coach” including cover letter, and three current professional letters of reference to Ricky Zambrano, Head Soccer Coach/ Associate Athletic Director to rzambrano@thomasu.edu. All electronic submissions should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

 

 

Admissions Representative 

 

Reports to the Associate Vice President of Admission. Is primarily responsible for participating in meaningful recruitment travel and events as well as successfully managing a pool of prospective students with the objective of converting prospective students to applicants and converting applicants to enrolled students.

 

 Responsibilities:

 Plans, schedules and participates in relevant recruitment events. Works with Associate Vice President of Admission to review travel plans.

 Participates in long and short range travel as required. Completes post travel/event reports.

 Gives large and small group presentations while speaking informatively and enthusiastically on behalf of the college. its academic programs, student services, athletic teams, clubs and organizations.

 Develops and maintains close working relationships with all organizational contacts including counselors, advisors, faculty and other opinion leaders and partners.

 Maintains timely communication and enrollment counseling to prospective students and applicants.

 Manages applicant files, maintains persistent regular contact with applicants through the drop, and add period.  Ensure students have completed all necessary steps to start classes (e.g. housing application, registered for classes, financial aid file complete, transcripts received, etc.)

 Provides an informative and welcoming environment for prospective students and their families during a campus visit, campus tour or university event. Assists with group tours.

 Documents and schedules all communication and activities with prospective students in the college’s CRM.

 Assists with placement exams both on campus and at remote locations.

 Represents Thomas University in a positive, non-biased, non-offensive manner.

 Works as a team player in order to meet the goals of the university in keeping with the TU mission statement.

 Planning and coordinating on campus events for prospective students and families.  This may be individual or in large groups.

 Evaluating transcripts and test scores to determine admission.

Analyze, evaluate and work with Marketing to create effective materials for recruiting

Works flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, with periods of frequent travel.

Planning and coordinating on campus events for prospective students and families.  This may be individual or in large groups.

Evaluating transcripts and test scores to determine admission.

Analyze, evaluate and work with Marketing to create effective materials for recruiting

Other duties as assigned.

Interested applicants should complete an Application for Employment and send a resume and cover letter to Stephen Ferguson at sferguson@thomasu.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty Pool

DESCRIPTION:

Thomas University an independent, not-for-profit, institution of higher education with undergraduate and graduate programs in Thomasville, Georgia seeks applicants for its adjunct faculty pool. Positions are available on an as­needed basis for both on-campus and online instruction.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates must hold a master's degree or Ph.D. in the teaching discipline.
  • Practical employment experience is preferred.
    • Previous teaching experience preferred but not required
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exhibit good judgment in making decisions concurrent with College policy
      • Ability to work cooperatively with all constituents
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Knowledge of course content

POSITIONS SOUGHT:

Accounting

Education

Medical Laboratory Science

Anatomy & Physiology

Finance

Nursing – China sites

Biology

Human Resources

Physics

Chemistry

Management

Psychology

Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling

Marketing

Social Work

Economics

Mathematics

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

To apply for opportunities, please complete the Thomas University application at www.thomasu.edu/employment; send an email with the subject noting “Adjunct Interest” including curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, three current references, and unofficial transcripts to Chris Lyons, Director of Human Resources: clyons@thomasu.edu.  All electronic submissions should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Thomas University is located 35 miles north of Tallahassee and commute time ranges from 45 minutes to an hour from the FSU campus in Tallahassee, FL and from Valdosta, GA.

 

Nursing Faculty – China Programs

Thomas University, Georgia, U.S.A. is seeking to hire nursing faculty members to teach Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) courses in our BSN cooperation programs in China in Spring 2018 (March to June 2018) and Summer 2018 (May to June 2018). Thomas University is granted approval by the U.S. and Chinese governments and its accrediting commissions to deliver the RN-BSN cooperation programs at its partner universities campuses in China. 

Qualifications:

  • A registered nurse who holds a Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited U.S. or other western university/college is required.
  • The applicant must be a licensed registered nurse from one of the United States and committed to quality nursing education.
  • Earned doctorate in nursing or a related discipline is highly desirable.

Position:

  • Commitment to teach for a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks for Spring and Summer 2018.
  • The instructor will teach Thomas University nursing courses at Thomas University's Chinese partner universities in Wenzhou, Zhejiang or Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

Professional Nursing Praxis

  • Hired instructor will receive competitive instructor's fees commensurate with teaching and practice experience.
  • Faculty housing is provided for the instructor at the Chinese partner university.
  • Budget for roundtrip airfare from the instructor's location and the teaching site in China is provided.

Teaching Locations in China: 
Courses will be taught at:

  • Wenzhou Medical University (Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province)
  • Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities (Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region)

Applicants who desire to become a Thomas University nursing faculty member and teach in China, please e-mail the following application materials to Thomas University China Programs Recruiting Director at admin@thomaschina.org: a resume/CV; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and contact information of two professional references.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:

Director of TU China Programs
Thomas University China Programs

Email Address:

admin@thomaschina.org

 

Resident Director

Job Summary: This position reports directly to the Housing Manager.  He/she oversees the daily operations of the Resident Assistants (RAs) as it relates to university housing and its operations. This position is a ten-month appointment.  The director must have the ability to work efficiently with the RAs and provide them guidance when needed. This position requires 24/7 vigilance.    


Responsibilities/Duties
Include but are not limited to the following:

•    this is a live-in position, which requires the RD to live in one of the university dorms
•    trains, supports, and supervises all Resident Assistants in the university residence hall
•    ensures that university policies and housing procedures are consistently enforce
•    ensures compliance with local, State, and Federal regulations and laws
•    monitors the conditions of the housing facilities, ensuring security, working facilities, and adequate amenities and reports issues to the Housing Manager
•    communicates student concerns to the housing manager
•    handles crisis/conduct issues in accordance with university policy
•    responds immediately to emergencies beyond the scope and ability of the RAs
•    responsible for damage assessment
•    performs special projects or duties as assigned

Requirements/Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s degree required
•    Experience with student life in higher education
•    Demonstrate organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills technology proficiency




VA Work Study Position Description

Position Overview:  The VA Work Study will provide assistance to the Thomas University Veterans Services and Career Transition Center. Candidates must have thorough communication and listening skills, work ethic, and genuine desire to assist stakeholders with acquiring the services and support offered through the center. Other desired skills include good organizational skills, computer skills, detail oriented, data entry, and a strong customer-service focus. 


Responsibilities:

1. Assist with administrative tasks associated with recruiting and retention of undergraduate and graduate Veteran students into TU degree programs
2. Maintain the TU Vet Center daily operations
3. Assist with preparation of reports to the Associate Vice President showing all recruitment and retention activities, outcomes, and follow-up procedures used to increase inquiries
4. Open and close TU Vet Center based on approved hours
5. Maintain the physical appearance of the center
6. Connect students with the appropriate service and/or resources
7. Collect all necessary paperwork for processing education benefits

Reports To: Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Business Development, Military Operations

Qualifications:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Proficiency with MS Office suite, Adobe Pro
• Confident interpersonal and customer service skills
• Superior clerical skills
• Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or reminders to complete tasks.
• Adherence to professional ethics including confidentiality
• Punctual and industrious work habits

Work Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those
an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Work is normally performed inside under normal office conditions and employee
may be exposed to varying temperatures, humidly and moderate noise.

Work requires:

- Keying data into computer repeatedly during an 8-hour shift.
- Ability to lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling a minimum of 30 lbs.
- Reaching/handling of various equipment repeatedly during an 8-hour shift.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met  by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request regarding the work environment and physical demands to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


To apply for opportunities, please complete the Thomas University application at www.thomasu.edu/employment; send an email with the subject noting “Administrative Assistant to Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management” including cover letter, curriculum vita, three current professional letters of reference, and unofficial transcripts to Chris Lyons, Director of Human Resources to clyons@thomasu.edu. All electronic submissions should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. 

 

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