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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 

 

Housing Manager

Job Summary: This administrator reports directly to the Vice President for Student Life. He/she oversees all aspects of on/off-campus University housing and is responsible for the daily operations. He/she must be able to handle multiple responsibilities, which provide leadership and direction for the department. This administrator must demonstrate the ability to achieve results in the absence of day-to-day guidance from the Vice President for Student Life. This position is a twelve month appointment.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES Include but are not limited to the following:

· Manages University staff, housing and residence life operations

· Hires, trains, and provides staff development opportunities for the Resident Director

· Provides fiscal management and oversight for department budget

· Supervises the Resident Director to ensure efficient operations and programming

· Oversees all aspects of on/off-campus University housing

· Assigns residence hall assistants (RAs) to each dormitory

· Reviews and updates university housing policies

· Ensures that University policies and procedures, rules and regulations are enforced

· Ensures compliance with all local, State and Federal laws

· Maintain a safe, secure, and healthy living environment

· Confirms that all room assignments are completed and communicated to students

· Works collaboratively with the Director of Student Accounts

· Responsible for crisis and risk management as it relates to housing

· Correspond as needed with prospective students and their families

· Oversee the student arrival process and ensure that students' pre-departure needs are met

· Keep current with "best practices" as it relates to housing

· Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bachelor's degree required, Master’s preferred

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Commitment to supporting the needs of students

· Ability to work with students

· Strong commitment to being a team member

· Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision

· Demonstrate sound judgment in leadership

· Demonstrate conflict resolution skills and demonstrate de-escalation intervention skills

· Accuracy in reporting and attention to detail

· Evening and weekend work required

· Working knowledge of residence life operations

· Strong interpersonal/human relations skills

· Strong supervisory skills and abilities

· Ability to maintain confidential information

· Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

· Ability to work flexible schedule

· Comfortable with using technology

· Experience in the field or in a related area

· Familiar with a variety of residential life concepts, practices, and procedures

· Relies on experience, best practices, and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

· Leads and directs the work of the Resident Director (RD)

 

Financial Aid Specialist

 

The Financial Aid Specialist position involves performing customer service job duties and assisting with administrative tasks in the Office of Financial Aid. This position reports to Director of Student Financial Services.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with overall management of financial aid programs including federal and state grants, loans and other aid programs including
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Direct Stafford Loan Program
  • Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG)
  • Georgia HOPE Scholarship & Zell Miller Scholarship
  • Scholarships – Thomas University, internal and external
  • Other sources of financial aid

 

  1. Assist students with completing the FAFSA, Direct Loan Entrance Counseling, and other required financial aid documents.
  2. Correspond with prospective, current, and former students via in-person office visits, phone, mail or email.
  3. Counsel current and prospective students, as well as parents, regarding financial aid resources and applications.
  4. Evaluate financial aid applications and supporting documents to determine student eligibility.
  5. Conduct verification process for students selected for verification.
  6. Certify and process student loans (federal and private).
  7. Counsel students contemplating withdraw and the possible effects on financial aid eligibility and student debt.
  8. Monitor academic status of students with regard to compliance with federal quantitative and qualitative regulations.
  9. Assist in reconciliation of financial aid data each semester for all financial aid programs.
  10. Assist in compiling data and creating reports for internal and external sources.
  11. Package financial aid awards.
  12. Electronically send/receive Pell and Direct Loan origination and disbursement records.
  13. Research external scholarships for inclusion on the Thomas University website.
  14. Maintain Confidentiality of student records.
  15. Participate in required institution meetings.
  16. Participate in professional training opportunities as provided.
  17. Be available for occasional evening or weekend assignments due to special events or work-related travel.
  18. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, plus related experience in higher education.
  • Prior experience in a Financial office is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • proven ability to think strategically and prioritize multiple tasks effectively  
  • 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

 

Terms of Employment:

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

         Non-exempt position, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

 

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 subject noting “Financial Aid Specialist” 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 continue until position is filled.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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