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Full-Time Faculty Openings

Date Posted: 09/13/2021

Soka University of America (SUA) is seeking a Dean of Faculty for its undergraduate program. SUA offers a challenging program in liberal arts with a focus on the Pacific Rim, and a strong emphasis on international/intercultural exposure. All undergraduates must complete four semesters of foreign (non-English) language coursework at SUA, and study abroad for one semester during their third year. The university aims to foster rewarding intellectual relationships among faculty, and between faculty and students through collaboration and mentoring. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, global citizenship, freedom, and human rights is the founding impetus for the university and its mission. 

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Position Summary:

Acting in close cooperation with, and under the guidance of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Faculty (hereafter referred to as Dean) has administrative responsibility for undergraduate education and research functions. The Dean is responsible for implementation of academic rules and regulations, academic advising, promotion of academic integrity, undergraduate curricula, faculty staffing and development, research activities, management of academic resources and oversight of academic Concentrations, Programs and Areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. With respect to students, the Dean is ultimately responsible for the academic advising process.
  2. With respect to courses offered in a given academic unit, the Dean, in consultation with the appropriate Director or Coordinator, establishes the course offering for each academic session, makes final assignment of faculty to teach these courses and supervises the progress of these courses. The Dean has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the courses and programs of study within the undergraduate curriculum. In discharging these responsibilities, the Dean is to consult, as appropriate, with the relevant Concentration, Program or Area and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. New programs also require the approval of the Chief Academic Officer, the President and the Board of Trustees.
  3. The Dean oversees faculty recruitment and makes recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs on all matters of hiring, retention and promotion for faculty who have served or are serving or will serve under his or her jurisdiction.
  4. The Dean establishes, with the aid of the Registrar, the university calendar.
  5. The Dean makes final determinations concerning the academic status of students enrolled in the program.
  6. The Dean supervises the preparation of the annual budgets covering the program and personnel costs of the academic units of the school, and prepares the aggregate budget for the overall program.
  7. Works in collaboration with Directors to ensure that faculty are responsive to students’ inquiries and assist in fair and efficient student problem resolution.
  8. Provides faculty with performance feedback, coaching and training to promote instructional excellence, faculty engagement and career development.
  9. Develops the undergraduate academic program in cooperation with the university faculty and in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  10. Works with the faculty to define new faculty positions; establish search committees for faculty hiring; create and refine academic offerings; and create an effective teaching and learning environment.
  11. Ensures academic quality control, in part, through evaluation of academic personnel.
  12. Supervises and guides as well as reviews the Director of the Writing Program; the Director of the Foreign Language and Culture Program; the Director of Creative Arts; and the Director of Internships and Study Abroad.
  13. Reports directly to the university Vice President for Academic Affairs and is expected to keep the Vice President for Academic Affairs regularly informed of all pertinent issues that the Dean oversees so that, in turn, the Vice President for Academic Affairs may inform the university’s President of important items and events.
  14. Creates an academic and professional ethos of the highest quality: in particular, a cooperative and mutually supportive working environment defined by superior academic judgment and skill, as well as by shared respect across the university’s academic community.
  15. Represents the university’s best interests at all times: in that regard, the Dean represents the faculty to the university’s administrative ensemble and represents the university’s institutional goals to the faculty for implementation and, when appropriate, for refinement and/or university-wide consultation.
  16. Works in conjunction with applicable faculty committees and Concentration/Program Directors to develop and implement strategies for assessment of courses and the undergraduate program.
  17. Oversees and coordinates the implementation and evaluation of academic offerings.
  18. Ensures that undergraduate faculty understands human resources policies and procedures.
  19. Joins other university administrators in establishing and refining institutional objectives and procedures.
  20. Reviews and revises the college catalog.
  21. Supervises transfer credit issues.
  22. Serves as a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
  23. Works cooperatively with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and with all members of the university community.

Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in a tenured position, at the Full Professor level.
  • Credentials suitable for a senior faculty appointment, with a record of accomplishment in teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service.
  • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible leadership experience in higher education administration.
  • Ability to create and implement a shared vision with faculty and staff and achieve outstanding results.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students and administrators in a student- centered environment.
  • Appreciation of diversity and the ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, staff, administrators and students.
  • Commitment to professional development of faculty and staff.
  • A history of effective leadership in a culture of shared governance.
  • Support for student achievement and student success.
  • Involvement in campus-wide strategic planning.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Direct experience in the assessment of student learning.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and conflict resolution skills.

Appointment:

The Dean is appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of Trustees. This administrator shall be granted tenure and hold faculty rank as Full Professor. The Dean carries a 12-month contract and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean will teach one course during each semester. The Dean is appointed for a term of three years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Soka University of America offers a competitive benefits package. 

Application Information

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements which includes a statement of qualification for the position.

Please include:

  • professional administrative experience.
  • academic goals.
  • intellectual outlook.
  • A statement of understanding regarding Soka University’s curriculum, mission & history. Please be specific about unique areas and/or qualities of the university’s pedagogical format and student body profile.
  • Diversity statement addressing the candidate’s past experiences, current activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Curriculum vitae. 
  • The names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers of three (3) professional references. 

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check. Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Apply for the Dean of Faculty position

To apply, please submit your application by January 31, 2022.

Please send any inquiries to this email address:  facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

 

Date Posted: 09/24/2021

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to appoint a Professor in African Studies or Africana Studies at the senior level, beginning August 2022. The search is open to specialization and discipline, but preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of high-quality, innovative scholarship, teaching effectiveness, and evidence of academic leadership.  The successful candidate will play an integral role in cross-university programmatic development.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially concerning socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity, and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Qualifications:  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in African Studies, Africana Studies, or an appropriate area and demonstrate significant experience and excellence in teaching, scholarship, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a diverse environment.

SUA is a top-ranked liberal arts university with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research.   Coupled with small class size, a cross-disciplinary education aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, human rights, the sanctity of life in enhancing the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission. SUA is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs and is committed to diversity in its academic community.  About half of SUA students have come from the US, and half from over forty-five other countries.

Benefits / Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-page statement of research interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation to be addressed to Michael Weiner, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Please submit all documents through the Interfolio link below. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Apply for the Professor in African Studies or Africana Studies position

Email:  facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 06/09/2022

The Social and Behavioral Sciences at Soka University of America invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a closely associated subfield within psychology (“All but dissertation” or ABD candidates will be considered).

As part of a five-course teaching load, candidates will be expected to teach some combination of undergraduate courses in Introduction to Psychology, research methods, upper division psychology courses in the candidate’s area of interest, and other courses in the general education program. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for mentoring undergraduate students, motivation to work collaboratively with faculty from diverse fields, and the ability to develop and sustain a research program that can involve undergraduates trained broadly in the liberal arts.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Application Information: To apply, please submit a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement with evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) research statement, and (5) contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Benefits and Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Apply for the Assistant Professor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology position

Email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-Time Faculty Openings

Date Posted: 09/20/2021

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a part-time position in a physical science (examples include but are not limited to:  Earth/Ocean Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy) for the Spring semester beginning February 7, 2022 and ending May 27, 2022. The successful candidate will teach one or two general education courses, preferably topic/theme-based and/or integrative of two or more disciplines, that would appeal to and be appropriate for liberal arts students with little background and not continuing in science/math; this could be a new course or a course already listed in our catalog such as Chemistry for Life. The contact hours for this 3-credit lab course are two hours twice a week for a total of four hours in order to accommodate expected weekly hands-on lab activities. 

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging B.A. in the liberal arts. The university is committed to cross-disciplinary education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, freedom and human rights to the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission. SUA is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs and is committed to diversity in its academic community. About half of SUA students come from the US, and half come from over 45 other countries.

Qualifications: Applicants from all fields of physical science are welcome. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in physical science (an ABD will also be considered). 

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Benefits and Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Information:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a one to two-page teaching philosophy which should include a description of the course or courses they hope to teach. Applicants who could enrich campus diversity are especially encouraged to apply. Please provide contact information for three references. Review of applications will start on October 15, 2021 until the position is filled.

Apply for the Physical Science position

Please apply by October 15, 2021 for full consideration. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check. 

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Email:  facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 03/23/2022

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks a part-time adjunct instructor to teach Introduction to Psychology (PSYCH 100) and Industrial and Organizational Psychology (PSYCH 390) during the Fall 2022 term. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or in a related field and preferably experience teaching (ABD candidates in Psychology will be considered). In the Fall semester, the course meets for an hour and a half twice a week (Intro M/W 8:15-9:45 and IOP M/W 1-2:30, all classes in person).

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Application Information: To apply, please submit a  (1) letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), (4) a sample syllabus for these courses, and (5) contact information for three professional references.

Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Apply for the Instructor of Psychology position

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Please send any inquiries to this email address: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 04/08/2022

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks a part-time adjunct instructor to teach Social Work (SOCI 290) during the Fall 2022 term. This class is the primary class for the study of knowledge in social work and should include theories, methods, and research in the field with practical application. A complimentary focus on disability, underrepresented minority populations, houselessness, education, or social inequality best supports existing Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration classes. Applicants should have a DSW or Ph.D. in Social Work or in a related field and preferably experience teaching (ABD candidates in Social Work will be considered). In the Fall semester, the course meets for an hour and a half twice a week (W/F 3:00-4:30, all classes in person).

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Application Information: To apply, please submit a (1) letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), (4) a sample syllabus for this course, and (5) contact information for three professional references.

Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Apply for the Instructor of Social Work position

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Please send any inquiries to this email address: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-Time Staff Openings

Date Posted: 09/20/2021

Soka University of America (SUA) is seeking a full-time bus driver. At SUA, our bus drivers are an integral part of the community in which they serve. They are committed to safety, customer service and have genuine, caring attitudes for our students.

The driver will operate a 25 passenger bus, 20 passenger bus, or 7 passenger van to transport students safely and efficiently to an assigned location using designated routes within 5 mile radius of campus, according to specified time schedules. In addition, the driver will transport students to further away locations on a need basis for internships, group trips, and athletic team competitions. Contract is for 12-months with full health benefits.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent such as general education degree (GED)
  • Valid California Motor Vehicle License of the Class B type, with passenger endorsement
  • CA DMV H6 dated within 30 days of application
  • Knowledgeable in state and local traffic laws
  • Safe clean driving record
  • One year minimum training and/or experience in operating a 25 seat bus or above
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity regarding cultural traditions and language barriers
  • Enthusiasm of interacting with students

Preferred:

  • Possession of a current First-Aid Certificate
  • School bus driving experience
  • Familiarity with smartphones and basic knowledge of social media

Hours of work will include weekdays and weekends.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of both a background check and the Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol Testing program.

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Soka University of America offers excellent benefits.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply send letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to:

Human Resources
Re: Bus Driver
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 12/07/2021

Soka University of America is offering a full-time Technical Services Manager, Soka Performing Arts Center position.

Under the direction of Soka Performing Arts Center General Manager, the Technical Services Manager provides technical production expertise, oversight, and advance planning for all operations and events at the Soka Performing Arts Center (Concert Hall and Black Box Theatre). This position is responsible for all audio production, and oversight of lighting and video production for all events at the Performing Arts Center. They are responsible for direct oversight of the Assistant Technical Managers and pooled production staff. In conjunction with the broader production department, the incumbent works to ensure that all types of events (i.e. Soka’s presented season of performances, rental events, academic events, and student and faculty performances) receive the appropriate attention and are consistent with the highest standards of professionalism and artistry. The Technical Services Manager is responsible for the overall quality control of all amplified audio for all events and performances, which includes a broad range of musical genres and styles. Eight to ten years of experience required with demonstrated high competency providing live audio mixing/engineering services for various musical genres/styles required. Experience working in a University setting preferred but not required. Functions as a key member of the leadership team.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides technical production expertise, oversight, and advance planning for all operations and events at the Soka Performing Arts Center (Concert Hall and Black Box Theatre).
  • Responsible for all aspects of audio production and ensures the highest standard of sound quality. Oversees the onsite work of equipment preparation, sound checks, and Audio Engineering (mixing).
  • Oversees lighting, video production, and video projection for all events at the Performing Arts Center, and oversees maintenance of video archives; train staff and students as needed in video recording
  • Oversees audio recording taking place in the PAC and ensures adequate support.
  • Trains and manages a team of (pool) professional technicians to provide additional technical support, focusing on the core production areas of audio, lighting, and video for events.
  • Advance shows from a technical standpoint, go over GM marked up rider, coordinates with Road Manager and artists as needed, ensures all technical needs for all shows are in place.
  • Orders backline for all shows; coordinates with road manager to ensure rider backline is accurate; coordinates with backline company and oversees any substitutions as needed.
  • Maintains all audio/technical equipment; keeps maintenance records; estimates end of life for replacement of technical gear; keeps accurate inventory of all technical equipment
  • Oversees piano maintenance; ensures pianos are well maintained, sets up and oversees tunings and maintenance tunings; ensures humidity and temperature levels for stored pianos are consistent; troubleshoots issues.
  • Oversees and directly supervises rigging operations; operates electric line sets, chain motors. Trains staff in proper use of rigging. Ensures safety at all times. Coordinates yearly maintenance of rigging systems.
  • Coordinates with rental clients, SUA event clients, and student clubs on technical production for all events in the PAC.
  • Monitors the Audio/Visual annual budgets specifically regarding the maintenance, rental, and/or purchase of A/V related assets and services.
  • Works with the production team in training and managing a team of student workers to provide additional technical support for events.
  • Assists with the maintenance and oversight general stage operations in order to support equitability and flexibility within the team.
  • Supports classroom instruction that takes place in the Performing Arts Center for all Audio/Visual needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university in a job-related field.
  • Additional experience in job-related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required education, on a year-for-year basis.

Experience

  • Four (4) years or more of progressively responsible experience working with performing arts organizations, or similar, operating and providing technical maintenance of sound, and video equipment.
  • Eight to ten years (8-10) of experience with demonstrated high competency providing live audio mixing/engineering services for various musical genres/styles required.
  • Experience working in a University setting preferred.
  • Experiencing managing and/or designing complex audio/video infrastructure in a theatrical environment and experience with Q-Sys integrated audio and video control ecosystem, preferred.

Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of audio reinforcement systems and theory including expertise in various audio mixing consoles (specifically DiGiCo and Yamaha). Past experience and demonstrated high competency providing live audio mixing/engineering services for various musical genres/styles required, with 8 to 10 years’ experience highly preferred.
  • Extensive experience advancing shows, read and interpret riders and stage plots.
  • Prior experience with personnel scheduling software and/or event management software preferred.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks drafting programs preferred.
  • Operational understanding of all technical disciplines including lighting, audio, rigging, and video projection.
  • Ability to read and interpret facility plans, architectural drawings, and stage designs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the methods and problems in multiple production specialties.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design theory and principles and how they are executed in various production specialties.
  • Knowledge and competency with backline, including understanding rider requirements and equitable substitutions
  • Identify problems and trouble shoot audio systems and technical/production issues that may arise
  • Guide staff in the operation of audio consoles, make minor equipment repairs and maintain records, as needed.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety measures and hazards related to theatre productions. Broad competency in industry best practices.
  • Broad competency in equipment maintenance requirements. Maintain inventory systems, equipment repair schedules, and equipment end of life estimates and evaluations. Oversees and ensures operation of all technical systems within the Performing Arts Center.
  • Competency and knowledge in video systems.
  • Computer/software literacy including Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to adapt to new software platforms.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals at all levels within the organization. Excellent communication skills with experience managing production crews in a theatrical environment. Have the ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team under general supervision.
  • Must be outgoing and enjoy working with people. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to lift and handle equipment weighing up to 65 lbs. Comfortable working at heights above six feet.

Soka University of America offers excellent benefits and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check. Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references.

Apply for the Technical Services Manager position

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 04/12/2022

Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Students, the Assistant Director of Inclusion Programs will serve in a two year, full time position and is responsible for supporting the development of a comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion plan and providing student centered engagement opportunities through club support services and the implementation of co-curricular programs designed to enhance the growth and development of all students. The Assistant Director will provide a variety of cultural, social and educational programs and experiences for all students to engage with the campus and community. The Assistant Director will provide oversight for student affinity groups, and support event management, with the goal of increasing student engagement and creating a strong sense of belonging, equity, well-being, global citizenship and school spirit. The Assistant Director will foster cultural awareness and aid in the promotion of a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus that celebrates and respects diversity. The Assistant Director will work directly with students and student organizations as they explore their identities related to race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, religion, and other aspects of their personhood.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Necessary duties include but are not limited to:

Departmental Program Development and Planning

  • Assists the Associate Dean of Students in the development of diversity, equity and inclusion with the planning, development, implementation, facilitation and assessment of programs and activities, diversity education and inclusion trainings, workshops, program series, intercultural dialogues, partnerships for the student body as well as for student organizations, promote cultural inclusion and sensitivity.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and supports the Student Events Assistants and Diversity Peer Educators in the implementation and marketing of social, cultural, and educational programming for all students to maximize involvement and interaction with the campus and community, with the goal of increasing student engagement, activism, advocacy, leadership and global citizenship.
  • Assist with the orientation, retention, advising, and support for students of color and other minoritized groups as well as collaborate with other student support offices to create strong cultural competencies.

Student Event Planning and Management

  • Advises and supports affinity group events regarding event planning and logistics, utilizing best and sustainable practices in processes, procedures, and policies; and ensures quality service and support for student-led events.
  • Works with the Office of the Dean of Students, Risk Management and student organizations in reviewing external event contracts and assessing risks associated with organization events; implements event risk reduction strategies; and contributes to the creation and implementation of policy and procedural initiatives to ensure safe practices in risk management and responsible decision making.

Student Organization/Club Management

  • Maintains knowledge of and communicates University policies and procedures to student organization/ student leaders and advisors; oversees the student affinity group registration process; and ensures that all registration and membership eligibility requirements are met.
  • Works closely and maintains contact with student organization advisors on a regular basis; develops and implements training for advisors.

Administration

  • Manages the hiring and training of Student Activities paraprofessional staff; and supervises and mentors the staff with the goal of increasing their personal and professional growth.
  • Oversees the design and implementation of Student Activities manuals and guidelines, including the Student Organization Manual; and updates all policies and procedures and the Student Activities website and University portal.
  • Updates the student organization participation data each semester and maintains the database of student organizations members/activities; assesses overall student participation in organizations and clubs; and administers student surveys to assess student engagement and interest.
  • Assists in researching, analyzing, compiling, and generating reports and statistical information based on program assessment. Prepare proposals, manuals, forms and other documentation as required.
  • Keeps the campus community informed of all events, programs, and activities through print, visual and social media; ensures the timely distribution of information for the campus community and updates the campus wide events calendar. Responsible for developing and updating content for Student Activities on the University portal, website and other media.
  • Works with the Associate Dean of Students to promote increased campus awareness of University goals and priorities related to diversity and inclusion and mission.
  • Collaborates and supports ongoing partnerships with faculty and staff to improve student engagement.
  • Maintains budget to include procurement and processing payments.
  • Collaborates with Student Affairs staff in providing resource support for student affinity groups.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel/Student Affairs, or related field

Experience:

  • Experience working in collegiate student life, diversity/ multicultural areas and creating and facilitating student development programs, trainings and workshops.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion; solid understanding of and appreciation for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working collaboratively with college students, colleagues, and community constituents as a collaborator, educator, supervisor and advisor.
  • Experience managing student staff and student organizations.
  • Possess strong organizational and project management skills and ability to multitask in a fast paced environment. Ability to coordinate, delegate, and track projects to completion while handling interruptions, multiple deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and practice of cultural humility in interactions with others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of group dynamics and needs with proven track record of facilitating constructive intergroup dialogue, success in managing conflict and guiding mutual understanding.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills including effective public speaking, effectively listen to all points of view, facilitate difficult dialogues, ability to solve problems and build consensus.
  • Possesses leadership qualities such as: vision, pro-activeness, being a self-starter, positivity and creativity.
  • Knowledge and application of student development theories, models and practices.
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel management and budget management.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Commitment to mutual respect, service orientation, diversity, and institutional excellence and high professional standards. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships within the University and the community.
  • A self-starter, personable, detail-oriented and goal-oriented
  • High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and other Microsoft applications. Working knowledge of marketing, social media, and website practices.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Soka University of America offers a competitive benefits package. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references.

Apply for the Assistant Director of Inclusion Programs position

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 04/18/2022

Soka University of America is seeking an Accountant.  The Accountant reports to the Controller.

The Accountant is responsible for bank reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and financial statement reporting. The individual will also be responsible budget input/amendments and manage the fixed assets module. This position offers opportunities for career growth and work on various projects. The Accountant will also recommend and implement appropriate accounting policies, procedures and controls.  The University is actively seeking an individual of character and vision and who enjoys working with students, faculty and staff members from many cultures, in a collaborative, consensus decision-making environment.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Candidates should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Minimum of three years experience in non-profit or higher education accounting.
  • Solid experience with Excel.
  • WorkDay experience preferred.
  • Strong communication and planning skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent administrative, budget management and personnel management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of University personnel, as well as a variety of outside organizations and firms.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin May 6, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. SUA offers a competitive salary, benefits and excellent working environment.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references.

Apply for the Accountant position

For inquiries, e-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 05/10/2022

Soka University of America is seeking an Admission Counselor to help support the continued enrollment growth of the university’s undergraduate degree program.  Under the Associate Director of Admission and in collaboration with a dynamic recruitment team, this individual will assist the Admission area by supporting the implementation of a strategic recruitment plan.

Soka University of America (SUA), a small, selective, accredited private liberal arts university located in Southern California and was founded on the belief that student-centered education is the best way to promote peace and human rights by fostering a global humanistic perspective on the world in which we live. The university prepares students for graduate studies and the world of work in an increasingly diverse and global society. The mission of SUA is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life.

The Admission Counselor will represent SUA by making presentations to prospective high school students on a local and national level.  The counselor is required to travel within an assigned geographic territory; advise students and parents regarding admission procedures through phone, email, and in-person/virtual appointments; represent the University at high school fairs, conduct high school visits, build relationships with high school guidance counselors; participate in campus-wide recruitment events; assist in the preparation of recruitment materials and review admission applications. This individual will also be responsible for managing one or more special projects in the office and is required to perform administrative tasks related to job responsibilities.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • A background in counseling or advising students is preferred.
  • A proven track record in meeting and exceeding established goals as a well as interpersonal and community relations skills.
  • Willing to work some evening and weekend hours and travel ten to fifteen weeks throughout a calendar year during annual recruitment related travel periods.
  • Knowledge of the use of technology in the recruitment process.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, creativity, ability to travel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think and move independently and creatively while maintaining close communication with management.
  • Ability to receive and carry out direction.
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and students.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with the other members of Enrollment Services and the campus community when needed.
  • Requires demonstrated ability to operate with limited supervision and effectively manage their time.
  • Demonstrate understanding and sensitivity regarding cultural traditions, language barriers, and different experiences in pre-collegiate academic preparation.
  • Proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases within Slate CRM, word processing, graphics, and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. SUA offers a competitive salary, benefits and excellent working environment.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references.

Apply for the Admission Counselor position

For inquiries, e-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 05/25/2022

Soka University of America Athletics Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Athletics Operations Coordinator position.

Athletics Operations Coordinator will report to the Director of Athletics and assist in a variety of roles pertaining to facility, intramurals, and event operations, such as:

  • Facilities Coordination- Assistance in monitoring maintenance, organization, safety, and upkeep of facilities. Working with staff to provide needed services related to each groups area of operation. Working on building access needs in coordination with campus safety.
  • Game Management- Oversight of assigned game day setup, scheduling, operation manuals, game contracts and logistics. Working with conference and officials to adequately operate under NAIA and conference rules. Coordinating needs of home and visiting teams, practice times for visiting teams, locker room coordination, and any other duties as needed.
  • Event Management- Oversight of internal and external events including promotional activities, sponsored events, staffing, service request, budgeting, and meeting event’s needs. Creating and implementing operational plans related to each event.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supervision of the daily operation of the Recreation room;
  • Prepare facilities for practice and home events;
  • Issue, collect, maintain, and repair uniforms and equipment;
  • Responsible for scheduling of intramurals and fitness classes for campus community;
  • Assist in the implementations of SUA camps and clinic programs for college teams and area youth;
  • Secure all recreational facilities including gym and all recreational areas therein, two athletic fields, the track, tennis courts and aquatic center;
  • Prepare inventory for each sport;
  • Prepare budget;
  • Supervise laundry service for practice gear and uniforms;
  • Assign and supervise part time assistant and student staff;
  • Supervision of game day staff will include supervisory authority over the following: (including but not limited to): student workers, contracted vendors, facility management staff (i.e., grounds maintenance, custodial), athletic communications, athletic marketing, equipment staff, and ticket operations;
  • Coordinate with staffing to facilitate and instruct projects within the department to oversee student staff and event staff at all home sporting events;
  • Coordinate all intramural and fitness classes within the recreational center to accommodate campus community;
  • Assist with facilities scheduling including varsity and club team games and practices, camps, clinics, recreation services and external/rental users as well as other items as assigned;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in collegiate athletics
  • Preferred knowledge of and compliance with NAIA and CalPac guidelines

Skills

  • Requires strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Ability to utilize technology including work processing and registration software
  • Ability to manage large groups of people in coordination of large-scale events
  • Ability to coordinate venue schedules for multiple venues and multiple teams
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships and effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem solve and apply effective decision-making skills
  • High level organization skills
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Ability to communicate with various constituents, general public, students, coaches, administrators
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, customer service skills, computer proficiency, verbal/written communication
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays
  • Superior integrity, ownership, accountability, and responsibility
  • Ability to be detail-oriented in a fast-paced high-pressure environment
  • Ability to schedule intramurals and fitness classes
  • Ability to set up events including, tables, chairs, tents, scoreboard, etc.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods in variable weather conditions
  • Ability to be mobile campus/community wide for appropriate business needs
  • Ability to work in an office environment as well as an athletic event environment

Soka University of America offers excellent benefits and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check. Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated (including booster) for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references.

Apply for the Athletics Operations Coordinator position

For inquiries, e-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

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