Equal Opportunity Employer

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations. Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions on the basis of religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship

Florida Jobs

Assistant Dean and Professor of Education

The Templar School of Education at Johnson University invites applications for the position of full-time Assistant Dean and Professor of Education on the campus of Johnson University Florida (Kissimmee, Florida) beginning Fall 2019. Successful candidates must possess an earned doctorate in Education or related field of study, a strong record in teaching reflecting academic excellence, a record of successful academic leadership and management, and a commitment to Johnson University’s mission, core values, and statement of faith.

Job Summary

The Assistant Dean is the chief academic officer of the Templar School of Education on the JUFL campus who meaningfully advances the mission of the university with responsibility for administrative oversight, resource allocation, delivery of instructional programs, scholarly activity, strategic planning, and liaison with the university community. The Assistant Dean reports directly to the Dean of Templar School of Education.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

General

  • Prepare annual school report.
  • Conduct annual departmental reviews.
  • Oversee school faculty and other administrative/personnel recruitment and appointments.
  • Promote interdisciplinary and inter-school collaboration, cooperation, and scholarly activity.
  • Serve on university committees as requested by the provost and/or president.
  • Promote the visibility of the school among its diverse constituencies.
  • Facilitate school marketing and recruitment in cooperation with other University offices.
  • Serve on the Academic Council.
  • Meets with the dean, provost, and president when scheduled.
  • Respond to complaints from students, staff, faculty, and others.
  • Travel as needed to state, regional, and national meetings and conferences to conduct university business and to keep abreast of educational developments.
  • Serve as the contact person with the Florida Department of Education.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Budget

  • Formulate annual school budget requests and reports.
  • Prepare, recommend, and administer the budget for the school.
  • Approve school requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.

Faculty

  • Recommend faculty selection.
  • Evaluate faculty according to university policy.
  • Encourage faculty development through on-going educational growth and professional involvement and activity.
  • Hear cases of student grievance.
  • Schedule and chair meetings of school faculty.
  • Reviews student evaluations of full-time and adjunct faculty assigned to the Templar School of Education, and provides appropriate recommendations regarding feedback received from students.

Instruction

  • Teach 3/4 load (18 credit hours per year) of classes.
  • Direct the evaluation of instruction for program efficiency, delivery, and performance measures.
  • Collaborate with other instructional divisions regarding program improvement, new program development, and curriculum revision and assessment.
  • Develop goals and objectives for the school and its programs and work with the assessment coordinator in the assessment of those goals and objectives.
  • Ensure exemplary educational objectives are considered and evaluated through the unit planning process.
  • Oversee the scheduling of classes for the school for each term.
  • Evaluate transfer credit for education courses.

 

Application Process

Initial Application: The following materials should be emailed to HResources@JohnsonU.edu.

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Documents required for semi-finalist candidates:

  • Official Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Transcripts
  • Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching. (Student evaluations, letter of recommendation, etc.)
  • A signed Statement of Faith.

Questions:
Contact Dr. Roy Miller, Dean of the Templar School of Education, RMiller@JohnsonU.edu.

Review of applications will begin on January 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Administrative Assistant, Registrar's Office

The Registrar’s Office of Johnson University Florida invites applications for the part-time (20 hours per week) position of Administrative Assistant for the Florida campus. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to the Associate Registrar of Johnson University Florida, Diane Adams, at DAdams@JohnsonU.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. See the job description below.

Position: Administrative Assistant
Organization: Johnson University Florida
Location: Florida Campus (Kissimmee, FL)
Reports to: Associate Registrar
Base Pay: Competitive
Employee Status: Hourly, Part-time (20 hours per week). No benefits are available with this part-time position.
Required Experience: Associate degree (bachelor’s degree preferred) and two years of related work experience.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to assist and support the Associate Registrar in daily operations of the department, specifically in conjunction with duties related to student records, registration, internal and external reporting, curriculum coordination, and advising. Cross-training in all aspects of the Office of the Registrar will be required.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND TASKS:

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor front desk coverage.
  • Maintain student files and ensure confidentiality of information according to FERPA guidelines.
  • Provide assistance in the scheduling of students.
  • Provide efficient counseling to students and provide all necessary information.
  • Assist in the processing of student documents and forms.
  • Assist in the preparation of official documents and external reports.
  • Assist in the review and preparation of degree audits for all undergraduate and graduate students according to training policies and guidelines.
  • Perform research as requested.
  • Monitor and assist in training assigned student-staff and maintain ideal working conditions according to workplace policies.
  • Participate in various trainings and conferences as requested by the Supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficient in current versions of Microsoft Office Applications, including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to follow directions and be able to create documentation based on given criteria. Proficient in use of the internal computer system as well as external resources.
  • Ability to answer questions and resolve issues encountered related student records and advising.
  • Ability to multi-task and attend to multiple details and be “on call” during normal working hours, functioning as help desk personnel to the faculty, staff and students.
  • Ability to handle security issues to ensure the integrity of the documentation system.
  • Must have a passion for change and a desire to learn.
  • Ability to integrate and work within a faith-based environment.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals is imperative as well as interpret documents such as spreadsheets, agreements, and written correspondence. Must possess superior English language writing skills for completion of various written paperwork including, but not limited to, filing, record keeping, categorizing, preparation of correspondence and preparation of presentations, as well as, the ability to effectively speak before groups of students, faculty or staff.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret statistical data.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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 to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The Administrative Assistant to the Associate Registrar will work in the Registrar’s Office located in the Chapman Center on the Johnson University Florida campus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Department: Admissions

Reports to: Chief Admissions Officer

The Director of Undergraduate Admissions provides strategic and operational leadership to a results-oriented recruitment and enrollment program. He or she will be an innovative and enthusiastic leader, supervisor, and collaborator with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide vision and forward looking leadership for admissions and enrollment.
  • Develop and implement policies and coordinate with other University personnel as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with the Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Student Life, Registrar’s Office and Athletics to provide efficient and effective customer service for new students.
  • Establish annual and long-range enrollment goals.
  • Develop an annual recruitment plan for undergraduate admissions.
  • Evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of the recruitment plan.
  • Work with admissions counselors and staff to craft targeted recruitment initiatives and concepts.
  • Recruit mission-fit students within a specified territory.
  • Create and analyze recruitment-related data, reports and other qualitative information.
  • Approve/Deny completed admissions files of undergraduate candidates after admissions counselors provide recommended admission decisions.
  • Work with Chief Admissions Officer and Application Review Committee to make decisions on problematic candidates and resolve appeals to admissions decisions.
  • Approve accurate recruitment materials (University viewbooks, fast facts, academic program sheets, visit brochures, various mailings, etc.) that follow the academic catalog, Style Guide and Identity Package for Johnson University Florida.
  • Establish and support departmental procedures that maximize operational efficiency and provide timely communication to prospective students. This includes a working knowledge of the campus software system (currently Jenzabar EX).
  • Develop and oversee campus events designed for recruitment and exposure of teens to the Johnson University Florida campus (Preview Days, Wonder, Impact, Connection Weekend, youth group visits, etc.).
  • Manage and motivates the admissions staff on a day-to-day basis to ensure a high level of performance.
  • Assist with developing an annual budget of admissions revenue and expenditures with the Chief Admissions Officer. Approving all purchasing requests within the guidelines of the business office and admissions office purchasing procedures.
  • Attend conventions, meetings and conferences as necessary to maintain knowledge of existing and new admissions and recruiting policies, practices and procedures.
  • Ensure admission procedures are up-to-date and implemented.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or work toward master’s degree preferred, along with five or more years of progressively responsible higher education admissions experience or related sales experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to formulate and articulate policies, procedures, expectations and practices.
  • Possess strong decision-making ability and skills to prioritize competing opportunities and needs.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Management and/or supervisory experience required.
  • Familiarity with a student information system and an understanding of the role of technology in recruitment operations are key to success in this position.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness and ability to travel; a valid driver’s license, able to lift and carry marketing/promotional materials (up to 30 lbs.)

Submit cover letter and resume, along with salary requirements, to Admissions@JohnsonU.edu.

Administrative Assistant, Templar School of Education

We are seeking a full time Administrative Assistant who will report to the Assistant Dean of the Templar School of Education.

The Administrative Assistant provides direct support to the Teacher Preparation program. This includes managing field experience and intern placements, ordering materials for the Teacher Resource Center, preparing Department of Education reports, managing program files, overseeing advisee gatherings, and other duties as needed.

General Characteristics and Communication

  • Demonstrates communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrates writing, planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates computer and technology skills including the ability to manage proprietary software related to assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrates data compilation and analysis abilities.
  • Demonstrates communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the Institute, other constituents, and the public.
  • Responsible to compile and submit annual program evaluation plans to the Department of Education.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
The individual should have an associate degree or the equivalent experience. The individual must have a passion for Johnson University Florida and for the Florida churches.

SALARY
This is a part-time position with the possibility of becoming a full-time position as the program grows.

Please email a resume with cover letter to Bruce Dusterhoft, Associate Director of Human Resources, bdusterhoft@johnsonu.edu.

Tennessee Jobs

Director of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at Johnson University invites applications for a full-time director of financial aid on the Tennessee Campus. The director of financial aid must be a dynamic, highly skilled financial aid professional. Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in finance, counseling, or related field, three to five years of financial aid experience at a college or university, and a whole-hearted embrace of the University’s mission and core values. For more information about the primary responsibilities and duties and other qualifications, see the job description below. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to the director of human resources, Leslie Bean, via email (HResources@JohnsonU.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

General Job Summary

The director of financial aid reports to the vice president for finance. The director will provide leadership and vision to manage the University financial aid budget; provide ongoing financial projections and data analysis; and make recommendations on awarding policies and procedures to meet University enrollment goals and compliance. The director will serve as the University authority on federal, state, institutional, and other financial aid programs and will need to remain current regarding federal and state financial aid regulations and compliance expectations of the University. The director must be an active and visible leader both on campus and in the larger community.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight for the department’s policies and daily operations, as well as direction to the division for the development and implementation of efficient and high quality services
  • Lead department staff meetings, share information as appropriate, encourage teamwork and promote the development of ideas for improved service and efficiency
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate delivery of financial aid to qualified students in a supportive and timely manner
  • Manage endowed scholarship accounts and awards appropriately to qualified students
  • Monitor scholarship budget regularly throughout the academic year to ensure the department stays on track with budget expectations
  • Ensure department meets compliance standards with all financial aid policies, procedures and regulations
  • Manage the department operational budget and annually make suggestions to improve scholarships to meet the university’s enrollment goals
  • Collaborate with all divisions of the University to support student enrollment and success
  • Lead or serve on teams, committees, and task forces as needed to fulfill the goals of the University
  • Participate in presentations to current and potential students and/or parents regarding financial aid topics in various campus events such as Preview Days, Royal Welcome, Graduate Information sessions
  • Provide enhanced internal and external communication systems to inform students and parents about financial aid policies and procedures
  • Produce all internal and external reports regarding the distribution of financial aid in a format that informs non-financial and financial aid users accurately
  • Develop and implement database systems to track financial aid expenditures and make future projections
  • Oversee the implementation of database software and other financial aid communication systems to ensure accuracy in awarding/distribution of funds
  • Maintain monthly reconciliation of all federal Title IV funding to University and coordinate with business office for timely drawdowns and handling of funding
  • Collaborate with the University registrar for proper withdrawal procedures and NSC enrollment reporting of student body
  • Oversee Title IV refunds and repayments including US Department of Education and NSLDS notifications
  • Responsible for final verification, dependency override, professional judgements, and satisfactory academic progress (SAP) appeals in accordance with the FSA handbook regulations
  • Complete annual performance evaluations and performance plans for each direct report and provide guidance and direction for their personal and professional development
  • Develop, implement, and revise policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and college policies related to financial aid and scholarships
  • Maintain professional connections in state, regional, and national financial aid organizations
  • Oversee the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff
  • Assist team members when necessary to enable the success of the department.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, counseling, or related field
  • 3-5 years of financial aid experience administering financial aid at a college or university
  • Whole-hearted embrace of the University’s mission statement and core values
  • Experience in supervising and leading professional staff
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, statues, campus processes that affect financial aid service
  • Exceptional customer service orientation
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate sensitive and/or complex information in a confidential and straightforward manner
  • Must be a creative problem solver. Must have the ability to data mine to extract data to support opinions and/or resolutions
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office and experienced in financial database systems
  • Must possess a high level of accuracy, self-motivation, strong attention to detail, and the ability to handle a heavy workload
  • Familiarity with academic environment, policies and procedures
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Must be willing to work additional hours when necessary.

Director of the Knoxville Future of Hope Initiative

Future of Hope Initiative

In 2015 Johnson University created Future of Hope in partnership with Knoxville churches and non-profits with the help of a major grant from the Lilly Endowment. Each summer, a cohort of high-potential high school student leaders spend one week living, learning, and serving together in an immersion experience integrating theological reflection, cultural analysis, spiritual formation, and vocational discernment. The immersion week is followed by nine months of mentored collaboration with partner agencies across Knoxville to develop and implement vision projects that promise to provide a concrete response to challenging issues facing the city. This unique endeavor is a highly collaborative project engaging stake-holders throughout the university and greater Knoxville.

Job Description

The Director will provide executive leadership and strategic vision for Future of Hope Youth Theology Initiative and is tasked with creating, cultivating, and coordinating all persons and processes related to the execution of the mission. The Program Director will report directly to the Director of the Urban Alliance with assistance from the program and recruitment coordinator and program interns.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting an annual cohort of 20 to 40 high-potential student leaders from the greater Knoxville community in general and six target high schools in particular: West, Central, Fulton, Austin-East, Career Magnet, and South Doyle.
  • Partnering with Future of Hope faculty members, local church, and nonprofit leaders to provide an excellent summer Youth Theology Institute immersion week and nine-month mentored vision projects.
  • Supervising, training, and evaluating the program and recruitment coordinator, and summer interns.
  • Serving as a liaison between Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Forum for Theological Exploration, and Johnson University.
  • Partnering with Johnson University admissions staff to connect cohort students with a college where they can thrive and grow in their faith and their calling.
  • Developing and sustaining relationships with local churches, civic leaders, community organizations, and youth workers to maintain awareness and support of Future of Hope in the Knoxville community.
  • Developing communications and marketing strategies to expand the impact and reach of Future of Hope within the local community.
  • While this is a full-time position, overseeing Future of Hope will constitute only half of the director’s responsibilities. The other half will be tailored to the director’s expertise and university’s needs in admissions, administrative responsibilities, and/or classroom instruction (per SACSCOC guideline teaching credentials). Pay is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and education and is currently budgeted at the Assistant Professor level.

Qualifications

A successful candidate must be a proven community leader, a person of Christian integrity keen on theological education, and an excellent manager of people and processes, possessing high organizational capabilities and exemplary communication skills among a diverse community of adults and youth, especially urban youth.

In addition to the qualities above, the Program Director must:

  • Possess a demonstrated “heart” for urban youth
  • Articulate and embody servant leadership
  • Have lived a life marked by incarnational theology and ministry practice
  • Be comfortable and proficient in communicating in one-on-one, small, and large group settings
  • Understand and embrace Johnson University’s mission, values, and statement of faith
  • Affirm the purpose, design, and core values of the Future of Hope Youth Theology Initiative.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience and credibility in the Knoxville urban community and/or graduate theological education. Expertise in budgeting, administration, service-learning, field research, and college teaching experience considered a plus. A master’s degree is preferred, but not required.

Application Process

Initial Application: The following materials should be emailed to Gary David Stratton, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, at SAS@johnsonu.edu.

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Responses to the School of Arts and Sciences essay prompts (below). Each essay should be approximately 250-500 words.
    • Describe your personal faith and Christian experience, including what you consider to be the most significant implications of your faith commitments in your vocation and daily life.
    • Describe your calling and experience in mentoring, teaching, ministering to, and/or leading urban youth.
    • Provide a statement of the key principles (biblical, theological, spiritual, social, etc.) that undergird your ministry to urban youth—your philosophy of ministry/education, especially in the context of theological education.

Review of applications: Begins May 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Questions: Contact Kenny Woodhull, Professor of Intercultural Studies and Director of the Johnson University Urban Alliance, KWoodhull@JohnsonU.edu.

Financial Aid Counselor

The Office of Financial Aid at Johnson University invites applications for the position of financial aid counselor on the Tennessee campus. Successful applicants should have 1-3 years of financial aid experience, a bachelor’s degree in an area with a focus on finance or counseling, and should understand and support the mission and core values of the University. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to Tonya Greene (TGreene@JohnsonU.edu). Review of applications will begin June 14, and will continue until the position is filled.

General Job Description

The individual must be a dynamic, highly skilled financial aid professional. The successful candidate will provide guidance to students, parents and prospective students regarding financial aid and other pertinent financial counseling; help the financial aid team surpass all expectations; make recommendations on awarding policies and procedures to meet University enrollment goals and compliance; and will participate in various activities promoting professional development.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary point of contact for current and prospective students with last names N-Z
  • Counsels and advises students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, and indebtedness
  • Individualizes information to the particular needs and situations of the student
  • Uses clear and understandable communication with students, parents, and potential students regarding financial aid counseling
  • Assists students with estimating their educational expenses to calculate their needs for the year, and preparing a financial plan
  • Oversees the packaging of federal grants, federal loans, and Johnson scholarships to TN students within designated advising group
  • Conducts verification review for selected students according to federal regulations
  • Responsible for awarding, disbursing, and reconciliation of all TN state aid
  • Reviews and ensures student aid awards are accurate for designated advising group
  • Notifies students of changes in eligibility of awards and alternatives to amend the situation
  • Uses enhanced internal and external communication systems to inform students and parents about financial aid awards and department’s policies and procedures
  • Ensures compliance with all financial aid policies, procedures and regulations when reviewing financial aid applications; exercise judgment when interpreting federal and state regulations for specific student situations
  • Maintains professional connections in state and national financial aid organizations
  • Participates with presentations of financial aid related issues
  • Assists the director of financial aid in reviews and reports to ensure compliance of department with regulations
  • Assists team members when necessary to enable the success of the department.
  • Knowledge of Federal Title IV awards and regulations as well as FERPA.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in an area with focus in finance, or counseling. One-three years financial aid experience.

Abilities:

  • Exceptional customer service orientation
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate sensitive and/or complex information in a confidential and straightforward manner
  • Must be a creative problem solver. Must have the ability to data mine to extract data to support opinions and/or resolutions
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office and experienced in financial database systems (PowerFAIDS)
  • Must possess a high level of accuracy, self-motivation, strong attention to detail, and the ability to handle a heavy workload
  • Familiarity with academic environment, policies and procedures
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated service aptitude and ability to work independently as well as with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Must be willing to work additional hours when necessary.

Working Conditions:

This position is primarily sedentary, working at a desk in a climate-controlled office. Some standing or walking will be required to maintain files and obtain information.

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