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Full-Time Faculty Openings

Date Posted: 07/15/2021

The Soka University of America Graduate School seeks an individual to fill a tenure-track faculty position in its MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change. Rank open, the position begins in the fall of 2022. Responsibilities include teaching Masters-level courses in educational leadership, education law and policy, comparative and international education, and ethnographical and qualitative research methods. In addition to advising and mentoring students, the ideal candidate will provide leadership in Program evaluation, cultivate a close working relationship with public school systems as well as educational professionals in non-school settings, and help serve as an advisor for the Summer Research Travel Grant (SRTG) program, a non-credit bearing, field-based research opportunity for all students.  This individual will also actively participate in the professional development of students and mentor students toward the required MA Thesis.

Qualifications: The candidate will have an earned doctorate either in educational administration, educational leadership, comparative and international education, or in a related field with a record of teaching and scholarship that meets the requirements for appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an outstanding grasp of global trends and issues in education and educational theory, and will have some level of experience in implementation, application, and assessment of leadership skills to enhance education delivery and learning within P-12 public schools and higher education.

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

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.

To apply please attach:

  • Cover letter
  • Vitae
  • A list of three professional references (include name, address, phone number)
  • A statement giving (or declining) authorization for email communication to be used to convey the status of a candidate’s application during the search process.
  • Soka University of America is committed to hiring practices, staff and faculty-based alike, that reflect diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). With the submission process please include a value statement on DEI.

Review of applications will begin in October 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Send to:

Human Resources
Re:  Professor of Comparative and International Education and Leadership
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4105

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

Date Posted: 08/25/2021

Soka University of America (SUA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level in Chinese Language and Culture to begin August 1, 2022. 

The standard full-time teaching load at SUA is five courses per academic year: two courses each semester and one course in SUA’s cross-disciplinary General Education curriculum (for course descriptions see the SUA catalog).

SUA offers a challenging program in Liberal Arts with a strong emphasis on international and intercultural exposure. All undergraduates must complete four semesters of foreign (non-English) language coursework at SUA, and study abroad for one semester during their junior 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.

SUA is a highly selective, private, nonprofit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located in southern California. SUA is ranked among the Top 5 National Liberal Arts Colleges in California and #28 of National Liberal Arts Colleges. An 8:1 student/faculty ratio and average class size of 12 allow the faculty of teacher-scholars to work closely with students. SUA also is ranked #1 in Most International Students among national liberal arts colleges and was the first liberal arts college in the United States to make study abroad mandatory when it opened in 2001. For more information, visit the Soka website

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: PhD in Chinese language or related area; native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English; active research, scholarship, and publication agenda; ability to teach Chinese as a foreign language and culture at all levels and to develop courses in the candidate’s area of expertise; ability and willingness to contribute to SUA’s General Education program. This position bears responsibility for supervising all of the Chinese courses within the Language and Culture Program.

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

Deadline for applications:  Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2021. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; letter of application outlining how the candidate would support SUA’s Language and Culture Program and Chinese curriculum, work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds, and contribute to the school’s Mission; one sample publication in English; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; and three letters of recommendation to be addressed to Michael Weiner, Ph.D., Interim Dean of Faculty. Please submit all documents to our 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 Chinese Language and Culture position

Email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

Date Posted: 09/03/2021

The Life Sciences concentration at Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time visiting assistant professorship in microbiology, beginning in August 2022. This is a two-year position. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to engage students in small classroom and laboratory settings. This position will support SUA’s new concentration in Life Sciences housed in a new state-of the-art science teaching and research facility. The teaching responsibilities of this position include developing and teaching a 200- or 300-level microbiology course for students in Life Sciences (LS) as well as other upper level courses such as immunology and/or epidemiology, according to the successful candidate’s expertise. In addition, one or more general education courses would be offered for non-science students. All courses should involve students via project-based and active learning approaches suitable for small class sizes. The teaching load per academic year for this position is five courses. Research space will also be available to work collaboratively with students. We anticipate conducting a search for a tenure-track microbiology professor at the conclusion of this two-year term.

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging BA 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 microbiology are welcome with preference for interdisciplinary researchers in fields relevant to our new Life Sciences concentration, which is designed to prepare students for careers in science, biotechnology, and medicine. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field. Preferably, candidates will have teaching experience in microbiology.

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. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Application Information:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references’ contact information listed, unofficial transcripts, a one-page research statement, a one-page diversity statement which should also address how the candidate can incorporate diverse identities and viewpoints through their teaching and/or scholarship, and a one to two-page teaching philosophy. Applicants who could enrich campus diversity are especially encouraged to apply. Please provide contact information for three references. Three letters of recommendation will be requested prior to the phone interview through the Interfolio platform. All other materials must be received by February 4, 2022.

Apply for the Microbiology position

Apply by February 4, 2022 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: 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: 11/05/2021

The Science & Mathematics Program at Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time visiting assistant professorship in chemistry, beginning in August 2022. This is a two-year position. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to engage students in small classroom and laboratory settings. This position will support SUA’s general education science courses housed in a new state-of the-art science teaching and research facility. The teaching responsibilities of this position include teaching science general education courses, co-teaching our introductory course Integrated Biology and Chemistry, and teaching a January block Learning Cluster course. All courses should involve students via project-based and active learning approaches suitable for small class sizes capped at 16 students. The teaching load per academic year for this position is five courses. Research space will also be available to work collaboratively with students.

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging BA 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 chemistry are welcome and must hold a Ph.D.  Preferably, candidates will have teaching experience in general chemistry.

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. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Application Information:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one-page research statement, a one-page diversity statement which should also address how the candidate can incorporate diverse identities and viewpoints through their teaching and/or scholarship, and a one to two-page teaching philosophy. Applicants who could enrich campus diversity are especially encouraged to apply. Please provide contact information for three references. Three letters of recommendation will be requested prior to the phone interview through the Interfolio platform. All other materials must be received by January 7, 2022.

Apply for the Chemistry position

Please apply by January 7, 2022 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: 12/01/2021

Contract dates:   August 5, 2022 – August 6, 2023 

Programs: The SUA English Language Programs offer intermediate to advanced level ESL programs of various length and intensity.

Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to the following:  1) classroom instruction (as many as 20 hours per regular work week), 2) hosting office hours, 3) keeping daily student records related to attendance & grades, 4) promotion and realization of the university mission and program objectives, 5) participation in curriculum development and assessment related to teaching and curriculum effectiveness and student progress, 6) planning educational field trips and activities, escorting students on field trips, 7) planning and facilitation of program orientations and other activities, 8) participating in and contributing to ELP faculty enhancement activities, and 9)  other work-related duties, assignments and projects, as assigned by the Director of the English Language Programs.  Occasional weekend and evening work may also be necessary.

Classes are usually scheduled between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm.  For regular work weeks, the faculty member filling this position must minimally be present on campus 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., four days a week, with one home-office day per week; however, home-office days are not guaranteed. 

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:   The ideal candidate will have high level of English proficiency, an MA in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field with a TESL Certificate, and the equivalent of 2-3 years or more of full-time teaching experience related to ESL/EFL. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching English overseas and expertise in the following area(s): Composition, Grammar, Reading/Literature, Academic Speaking and Listening, Conversational English, Content-Based Language Learning, Peace Education, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) experience, and advance level Intensive English Program (IEP) experience.  Although applicants with 2-3 years or more of ESL teaching experience are preferred, applicants who have recently completed an MA in TESOL are also encouraged to apply.  

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

Location:  Aliso Viejo, California, about 1 hour south of LAX and 1 hour north of San Diego; about 20 minutes from beaches, beautiful & natural surroundings

To apply, please send the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Official transcripts of all university level work (Sealed transcripts will need to be provided if you are offered the position and would like to accept the offer.)
  • Two current letters of professional recommendation (preferably related to current/former teaching supervisors) with contact information for each of the recommenders.
    • Note:  For candidates who have recently graduated with an MA in TESOL, letters from MA graduate school faculty will suffice.
  • Student evaluations of instruction (if available)

Apply for the ESL Instructor position

Successful candidates must be able to legally work in the United States of America. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check. Review of complete applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.

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.

E-mail: jobs@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.

Full-Time Staff Openings

Date Posted: 07/02/2021

Soka University of America is offering a full time Career Counselor position.

Under the general supervision of the Director, Career Development & Internships, the Career Counselor is responsible for providing students and alumni career-based guidance and support for job exploration, professional skills development, and access to resources for graduate studies, as well as assisting in the development and facilitation of career-based programming. The Career Counselor works to build internal engagement of students, alumni, faculty and staff and is responsible for managing tools and technologies in support of that engagement.  All duties are developed and executed to accomplish the strategic goals of the department and the mission of the University.

Necessary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide career counseling and support inclusive of resume and cover letter writing, job and internship search, interviewing preparation, and career planning for students and alumni.
  • Assists in the development of stakeholder (students, alumni, faculty, and staff) engagement initiatives.
  • Works closely with the Director, Career Development & Internships to assess programmatic impact including career-based student learning outcomes for short and long-term strategic planning.
  • Oversees, promotes, and tracks student and alumni use of career services including career-based technologies including, but not limited to InterviewStream, GoinGlobal, and Handshake.
  • Conducts annual New Student Orientation, increasing awareness of early career planning, and other Career Development resources.
  • Assists in developing and facilitating career-based workshops and events (online and on campus).
  • Assists students and alumni in exploring lifelong career development options and personal decision-making strategies.
  • Uses career development platforms and social media to identify and promote relevant job and career-based opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Identifies and reviews career-based literature and develops relevant career-based handouts and resources for students and posts career-related educational articles on social media.
  • Represents Career Development and SUA at external career-based events and activities when directed.
  • Builds connections between current students and alumni for the purpose of learning more about future career and graduate studies opportunities.
  • Gather Career Development activity and participation data for short and long-term strategic planning.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

Candidates should have:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Educational background in Career Counseling and/or Human Resources or related field is also preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of one-year experience in related field, i.e. Counseling, Human Resources, Career Services, or Career Coaching. 

Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to coach and guide students at entry career levels.
  • Strong customer service delivery, creativity, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize efficiently with meticulous attention to details.
  • Project and time management skills that enable the accomplishment of many tasks on a concurrent basis.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to present workshop content and facilitate group meetings.
  • Demonstrated team player, with independent decision making and problem-solving ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen carefully, to interpret accurately and to respond to a high volume of requests.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating environment, along with current Microsoft Office Suite, database management and use of applications and technology in innovative ways.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse student and staff populations and demonstrated experience in the use of cross-cultural counseling skills.
  • 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.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open 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 to:

Human Resources
Re: Career Counselor
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Email: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

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: 09/27/2021

Soka University of America is offering a full-time Residence Hall Coordinator position.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Residential Life, the Residence Hall Coordinator directly oversees the implementation of a comprehensive residence hall program that meets the goals of the Office of Residential Life and Soka University of America.  The Coordinator will serve as a full time, live-in, on campus Residential Life team member and will be responsible for helping to build and support a community that allows a diverse group of residents to grow and develop individually and collectively.  The Coordinator will manage the effective general administrative operation of up to three residence halls of approximately 150 residents. The Coordinator will actively support the development and implementation of the mission, goals, principles, strategic direction, and evaluation of university housing and Residential Life.

The Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day operation of the hall office including nights and weekends; oversee the daily work of paraprofessional staff; supervise desk coverage on nights and weekends; perform crisis intervention, mediation and advisement for residents.  The Coordinator will develop, implement and evaluate co-curricular programs for resident and community development, coordinate Resident Assistant Selection and leadership trainings.  The Coordinator will serve as project manager for administrative projects during the academic year and summer including Room Selection coordination and student placement; summer residential programs; budget management and content development for digital media and online digital signage.

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:

  • Developing, marketing and implementing co-curricular programs and working closely with Residential Life staff in guiding the development of Residential Life co-curricular programs;
  • Serving as project manager for administrative projects of co-curricular programs during the academic year and summer programming period;
  • Guiding community wide assessments and compiling an annual assessment report;
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the hall office and supervising desk coverage including nights and weekends;
  • Assisting in room selection coordination and student placement;
  • Developing Residential Life marketing and publication materials, and creating and maintaining a social media presence for the department;
  • Serving as a programming liaison to the Office of Student Activities;
  • Overseeing the daily work of paraprofessional staff, which includes planning and facilitating RA selection and leadership trainings;
  • Administering and monitoring budgets;
  • Performing crisis intervention, providing leadership, and advising.

Qualifications:

Education

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in college student personnel, student affairs/higher education, counseling, or closely related field.

Experience

  • Minimum of two years of housing experience, or three years recent professional experience in a student services area or related field.
  • Experience coordinating or directing collegiate level activities (preferably involving residential life aspects).
  • Experience working with diverse populations with a strong understanding and experience in cultural competency.
  • Experience in supervising and training, leadership development, and advising student groups.
  • Experience in co-curricular programming development and special interest communities.
  • Proven experience in providing counseling and referrals.

Skills

  • Commitment to mutual respect, service orientation, student development, and raising social awareness, diversity, equity and inclusion, community service and institutional excellence. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in student development including leadership, diversity, life skills programming, crisis intervention, housing management, needs assessment, conflict resolution, and group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of students and staff as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated skills in group dynamics, flexibility, and programming in a residence hall setting.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education; multicultural issues and relevant legal issues.
  • High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and other Microsoft applications. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Soka University of America offers excellent benefits. Also included for this position is a rent-free furnished 2-bedroom apartment and a meal plan (while in-person classes are in session).  

This is a 2-year contract.  Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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

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

Human Resources
Re:  Residence Hall Coordinator
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4105

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 10/04/2021

Soka University of America is offering a full-time Student Conduct Coordinator & Student Services Assistant position.

Under the direction of the Director of Student Services, this position administers and coordinates student conduct procedures including conducting hearings, responds to crises, provides guidance and trainings, administers interventions, makes appropriate referrals, and other related activities. The Student Conduct Coordinator & Student Services Assistant works to collaborate with representatives across the University in responding to alleged student conduct violations. This position advises students, faculty, staff, and other constituents regarding student conduct policies and procedures, and represents the Director of Student Services/Dean of Students in committees, task forces, and in court hearings and/or depositions as necessary.

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:

Student Conduct (50%)

  • Provides professional support to the Director of Student Services and Dean of Students by administering and coordinating the University’s student conduct procedures and policies, to include coordinating student disciplinary actions, administering sanctions, responding to crises, and inputting and maintaining data in the University’s student conduct tracking system in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates student disciplinary actions and sanctions with campus partners, including Student Health and Counseling, Residential Life, University Counsel, Campus Security, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Provides guidance to SUA students, staff, and faculty, and provide formalized training and presentations, regarding student conduct policies and processes, student grievance and disciplinary procedures, academic integrity, changes to SUA policies, and other related matters.
  • Administers sanctions, issues no-contact directives and campus bans, conducts hearings and educational conferences in accordance with the University’s student discipline process for students, visitors, and/or organizations in violation of the University’s Student Codes of Conduct; recommends interventions and education for students regarding social media, copyright issues, and other related student conduct concerns.
  • Ensures that the overall Student conduct process is consistent and compliant with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Develops and distributes appropriate reports and assessments that detail the statistics of the student conduct process such as caseloads, types of conduct cases, and outcomes on an established, periodic basis.
  • Responds to student crises and emergencies in support of Director of Student Services and the Dean of Students, to include referrals to appropriate medical and/or mental health professionals.
  • Represents the University in court hearings and/or depositions, in defense of disciplinary decisions rendered and as appropriate to the position.
  • Supports the overall activities of the Office of Student Services, to include providing input on opportunities to enhance efficient operations within the department.
  • Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services.

Health and Wellness Programming (30%)

  • Creates and administers a range of programs and activities to support student well-being according to the University Wellness Framework.
  • Evaluates and recommends improvements for already existing policies and educational opportunities focusing on issues of campus safety, tobacco/alcohol/substance abuse, and sexual misconduct prevention for campus programs and events.
  • Represents the Director of Student Services on committees and/or teams to address a range of student issues, activities and initiatives and provides input on improvements to policies, procedures, educational opportunities, and issues such as campus safety and the use of tobacco, alcohol or other substances on-campus.

New Student Orientation (20%)

  • Works alongside the Director of Student Services and Manager of New Student Orientation to support an orientation program for incoming students.
  • Coordinates organization and delivery of online orientation elements.
  • Supports student move-in day logistics.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.  Master’s degree preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Conduct investigations and hearings.
    • Work with highly complex and difficult student and visitor situations.
    • Foster a cooperative work environment.
    • Provide legal depositions and testimony.
    • Work effectively with students, faculty, staff and parents, as well as a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
    • Develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
    • Evaluate, make recommendations for change, and write new policies.
  • Skills should include:
    • Knowledge and understanding of the management of higher education student conduct systems and policies.
    • Knowledge of crisis intervention and advocacy principles and practices.
    • Knowledge of applicable regulatory and accreditation policies and procedures including but not limited to FERPA, Title IX, Student Right to Know, etc.
    • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
    • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with students, faculty and staff.
    • Examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
    • Strong organizing and coordinating skills.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

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

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 to:

Human Resources
Re: Student Conduct Coordinator & Student Services Assistant
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4105

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 10/05/2021

Soka University of America is seeking a Counselor. This is a full-time, 10-month position. The Counselor will provide individual and group counseling to students, as well as crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach to students, faculty, and staff. The Counselor primarily serves as a mental health resource to individual students. 

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.

Duties

  • Provide individual and group counseling with appropriate treatment plans to students.
  • Provide crisis intervention and risk/safety assessment services in instances where students may require hospitalization or a higher level of care.
  • Provide case management.
  • Maintain ethical and comprehensive clinical records.
  • Schedule appointments and attend regular meetings with the Director of Student Services
  • Provide consultation and outreach services to faculty and professional staff.
  • Provide outreach programming on a variety of developmental, preventative, and / or mental health topics
  • Perform other similar duties as required.

Candidates should have:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field (Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Social Work)
  • Current California license as a marriage and family therapist, professional clinical counselor, psychologist, or social worker.
  • Minimum of two years of counseling experience in higher education or with college-aged adults.
  • Experience working with college students from diverse social, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds including students of color, students from lower economic backgrounds, first generation college students, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ students. Experience working with international students a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity regarding cultural traditions, language barriers, identity, and intersectionality.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and an enthusiasm for working with students, faculty and other university personnel.
  • High ethical and professional standards.
  • Bilingual or multilingual proficiency a plus.
  • Experience providing crisis stabilization services in a community mental health setting or university counseling center.
  • Experience conducting intake interviews, including psycho-diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment plan formulation, for students with a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from adjustment issues to major psychiatric disorders.

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply send a letter of interest, resume, salary history and three professional references, to:

Human Resources
Re: Counselor
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: 10/21/2021

Soka University of America is offering a full-time Web Content Strategist position and is seeking a web professional with experience managing complex web sites, building web pages, and producing content. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, this position is responsible for keeping university digital content fresh, dynamic, and engaging. The position involves working with campus clients to improve their digital marketing while adhering university branding, strategy and mission, and style guides. A successful candidate will have a deep knowledge of digital best practices including web content strategy, user experience, interactive design, visual design, analytics, SEO, optimizing website performance, and digital accessibility. We are seeking someone with a combination of technical experience, excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, and a strong customer-service orientation.

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:

  • Coordinating with the marketing team and the Director of Marketing on day-to-day and strategic digital priorities
  • Creating, updating, and expanding university digital content and enhancing the usability of the university website and digital products
  • Working with campus partners to find better ways to communicate about and market programs digitally
  • Organizing and gathering content from campus partners, including outreach and consultation with faculty and staff to develop content
  • Providing quality control and accessibility oversight for content on the university website and other digital platforms. Managing a process for regular content review of key pages.
  • Understanding stakeholders’ (prospective students, parents, donors, alumni, faculty, staff) goals in order to advise colleagues on content creation and web marketing best practices and to help optimize user actions within sites
  • Developing and implementing high quality web solutions to meet the university’s marketing needs, including landing pages, web forms, web copy, images, and documents
  • Selecting and editing photographic assets for use on the site
  • Ensuring consistency with the university branding and messaging guidelines and website style guide
  • Using web analytics and performance data to implement improvements on university websites.
  • Managing the university’s digital accessibility efforts 
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in digital media production, marketing, communications, journalism, design, or related experience

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant web production, design, and/or writing experience,

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience of:
    • A proven record of accomplishment updating websites utilizing a web content management system, preferably Drupal or WordPress
    • Digital graphic art production experience/working knowledge of Photoshop
    • Knowledge of HTML and CSS and website best practices including SEO techniques and complying with WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines
  • Ability to:
    • Work cross-functionally within a team
    • Effectively present conceptual solutions to stakeholders and team members
    • Meet deadlines and work on multiple initiatives and projects simultaneously
    • Work independently
  • Skills should include:
    • Possession of critical thinking, analytical, and creative skills to develop a concept, idea, or content into a strong visual presentation that maximizes marketing effectiveness
    • Strong customer service orientation
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, including strong editing, grammar, and proof-reading skills
    • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, with some project management experience
  • High ethical and professional standards

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

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, three (3) professional references, and at least three (3) samples of recent digital production work to:

Human Resources
Re: Web Content Strategist
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4105

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 10/22/2021

Soka University of America is offering a full-time Administrative Assistant to Student Affairs position. Under the direction of the Assistant to the Dean of Students, this position provides administrative support to Student Affairs.

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:

  • Scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Setting up and maintaining files (including electronic) of correspondence, records and other documents
  • Maintaining databases, collecting and processing data, initiating appropriate follow-up, and maintaining accurate records
  • Setting up rooms for events and meetings
  • Managing calendars
  • Compiling and distributing meeting minutes for staff meetings
  • Supporting staff in preparing for Orientation and other student events
  • Maintaining stock of department office supplies
  • Maintaining budget and processing all requisitions, payment approvals and travel reimbursement forms
  • Keeping up to date on various social media, manage social media communications for Student Affairs including Student Engagement Apps
  • Coordinating WebEvent Calendar (Campus Calendar) for Student Affairs
  • Updating and maintaining the Student Affairs section of the SUA website
  • Publishing the Student Handbook and Student Photo Directory
  • Serving as liaison with Facilities and IT for department work orders
  • Performing other duties as assigned or necessary

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years administrative work experience preferred.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability for:
    • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
    • High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Netscape and other Microsoft applications.
    • Strong skills in proofreading and editing. Must be detail-orientated.
    • Working well independently and with a team in a high-pressure fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to:
    • Develop and sustain effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and students.
    • Handle confidential matters and exercise diplomacy and discretion.
    • Maintain multiple priorities, projects and adhere to stringent deadlines.
    • Independently write general correspondence and reports.
    • Maintain accurate filing system and records.
  • Skills should include:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills in person, on social media and by phone.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

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

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 to:

Human Resources
Re: Administrative Assistant to Student Affairs
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4105

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 11/02/2021

Soka University of America is offering a full-time Admission Operations Coordinator / Admission Data Processor position to help support the continued enrollment growth of the university’s undergraduate, graduate degree programs and non-degree programs. This position will be filled as either Admission Operations Coordinator or Admission Data Processor depending on the qualifications of the final candidate. Under the Director of Admission Operations.  This individual will assist the Admission area by supporting the processing of admission materials, maintaining admission workflows and communication strategies, supporting recruitment and enrollment plans. 

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.

Soka University of America (SUA) is 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, post-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.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate data entry within the admissions databases (Technolutions Slate CRM, People Soft, OnBase); inputs all initial prospect and applicant data into databases and updates information in a timely manner.
  • Use professional judgment and process applications by entering data, consolidating applicant profiles, auditing and performing follow-up with applications missing materials, verifies completion of enrollment services checklists, ensure data accuracy, and screens students for applicant eligibility.
  • Maintain admission workflows, processes, schedules and communications for Admission operations under the direction of the Director.
  • Responsible for daily admission-related functions such as responding to e-mail and answering phone calls.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining, and processing admission decisions, letters, e-mail, and mailings outlined under the department’s undergraduate and graduate communication plans and marketing campaigns.
  • Counsels prospective students and their families on general admission requirements and related policies and processes.
  • Provides logistical support for admission events and Admission Committee meetings.
  • Participate in seasonal weekend and evening work as deemed appropriate.
  • Accept other assignments from the Director of Admission Operations related to the responsibilities as they arise and as the University develops.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Experience

  • 1-year experience in education, record keeping, or related field.
  • Experience in data entry and record keeping is preferred.

Qualifications

  • Proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases within Technolutions Slate CRM,  PeopleSoft, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Access, and other applications.
  • Ability to utilize a complex admission record keeping function.             
  • Ability to interact well with prospective students, applicants and parents by phone, email and postal mail.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with the other members of Enrollment Services and the campus community.
  • Demonstrate understanding and sensitivity regarding cultural traditions, language barriers, and differential experiences in pre-collegiate academic preparation.
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students, as well as a variety of outside organizations.
  • Ability to receive and carry out direction.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Willing to work seasonal evening and weekend hours.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Admission Operations Coordinator:

  • A minimum 2 years’ experience in related field.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.

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

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 to:

Human Resources
Re: Admission Operations Coordinator / Admission Data Processor
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4105

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 11/09/2021

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time 12-month staff position as a Health Professions Advisor (HPA) beginning in August 2022. The HPA works to orient incoming pre-health students; advise and track pre-health students; assist students’ exploration from pre-matriculation through graduation; improve students’ competitiveness through test prep, co-curricular, and extracurricular opportunities; and support pre-health students and alumni in their preparation for applying to health professions programs (medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, and other health-related fields). This student-centered position will prepare students directly through mock interviews, review of application materials, advising meetings, writing committee letters, and maintaining an internal website of critical information about pre-requisites, test prep, and clinical opportunities. The HPA will communicate with Admissions, Career Development, and Life Sciences and other faculty, as well as serving as a bridge to external clinical experiences. Candidates who could teach one semester of Anatomy per academic year are especially encouraged to apply. The HPA will report to the Director of the Life Sciences Concentration.  

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging BA in the liberal arts. Our new Life Sciences concentration launched in Fall 2020. 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 must hold a minimum of a masters degree. Previous experience in an advising, counseling or higher education teaching environment is highly desirable. The position requires a high level of organization; ability to work independently; ability to treat confidential information with sensitivity; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships and trust with internal and external constituents; and strong computer and technological skills. Preferably, candidates will also have teaching experience in Anatomy.

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. Soka University of America offers excellent benefits.

Application Information:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references’ contact information listed, and a one-page diversity statement which should address how the candidate can incorporate diverse identities and viewpoints into their work. Please provide contact information for three references. Three letters of recommendation will be requested prior to the phone interview through the Interfolio platform. 

Apply for the Health Professions Advisor position

Please apply online by February 4, 2022 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: 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: 12/07/2021

Soka University of America is offering a full-time Purchasing Assistant position. The Purchasing Assistant works under the direction of the Director of Purchasing to support procurement services by performing complex procurement functions for the acquisition of commodities, primarily supplies and services, in a timely, cost-effective manner for the university as well as provide excellent customer service to the campus community, assist with supplier relationships and coordinate with Finance & Administration colleagues.

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:

  • Review and analyze purchase order for services and supplies and place orders with external suppliers
  • Maintain Supplier file and W-9 TIN Matching information, keeping up to date
  • Conduct research as necessary to locate sources for supplies
  • May advise and assist departments in the selection of services and supplies
  • Perform related procurement activities as assigned
  • Manage data within the Workday system. Ensure that information is accurately entered in the system and follow proper procedures for formatting and securing data. May also update data according to a set schedule or at a user’s request, working to maintain data integrity while making these changes
  • Support quality assurance and control procedures. In this aspect of the role, examines data for errors related to formatting, locate, and eliminate duplicate entries, or resolve access issues
  • Award and administer purchase requests through completion, i.e.: ordering, verifying receiving.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Purchasing certifications preferred but not required

Experience

  • 1-3 years purchasing or equivalent experience
  • Workday procurement experience
  • Experience placing routine purchase orders

Skills

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment to identify, clarify and resolve routine purchasing problems (e.g., resolve discrepancies on purchase orders as they arise)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work independently, take initiative to complete duties proactively, and work under varying deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population

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 Purchasing Assistant position

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 Accounts Payable Clerk position. The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for providing financial and administrative support in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations. This position reports to the Accounts Payable Manager.

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:

  • Processing reimbursements and verifying compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Entering invoices into Workday financial system
  • Prepare weekly UPS/FedEx invoices and any follow-up.
  • Creating international and domestic wires for vendors, sending to approvers, and following up with confirmation
  • Preparing manual checks (when required)
  • Assist with 1099-NEC processing.
  • Ensuring the confidentiality and security of all financial files
  • Answering supplier inquiries via phone and email
  • Following up with suppliers with missing invoices
  • Preparing weekly checks and ACH payments (as back up to Accounts Payable Manager) in Workday and Union Bank website
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education

  • 4-year degree in Accounting preferred but not required

Experience

  • 1-3 years of accounts payable or general accounting experience
  • Workday Accounts Payable experience

Skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • 10-key by touch
  • Data entry skills
  • General math skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Eye for detail; accuracy is imperative
  • Ability to be an effective team member and display initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in person, in writing and by phone
  • Ability to interact with a diverse student and staff population

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 Accounts Payable position

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 12/14/2021

Soka University of America (SUA) is offering a full-time Library Assistant paraprofessional position. We seek an individual who can perform various functions supporting the day-to-day operations of the library, including the tasks at the circulation desk and special projects under the general direction of the Library Director. The assistant will also be responsible for assisting the University Archivist to develop and manage the university archive collections. This responsibility includes consistent collaboration with departments across the university to collect representative records of SUA history and to provide services.

The mission of SUA is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Library supports our students, faculty, and staff in their endeavors to meet their academic and personal goals as we all work together toward fulfilling the SUA mission. To that end, the library actively engages in teaching information literacy skills, facilitates access to information, and provides spaces for scholastic collaboration and intellectual exploration. The values we uphold are our principles that guide our actions and decisions.

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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Library

  • Perform general circulation desk duties.
  • Assist patrons with computer use and other technical functions of library equipment.
  • Participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of library and archive services. 

Archives

  • Follow national standards and best practices, local guidelines, policies, procedures, and workflows to ensure consistent, secure, and long-term access to archive collections. Update them as directed by the Archivist.
  • Continuously communicate with various parties on campus to ensure the collection and transfer of archival records of interest, as described in the archives collection guidelines.
  • Perform the accessioning, identification, appraisal, processing, and preservation of print, media, and digital materials.
  • Develop record guides for the archival materials and enhance digital access to the archival holdings.
  • Identify and resolve various rights clearance and permission issues by obtaining permissions, proposing local decisions based on fair use assessment, or restricting materials
  • Promote, publicize, and create awareness of the archive collections by maintaining productive academic relations as well as creating and upholding ties with the SUA community and potential donors. Participate in outreach activities and preparation of exhibits.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two or more years of working experience in academic library or archives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of library and archives operations in an academic library environment including current archival collections management methods (e.g. processing, access tools, appropriate storage, digitization, and preservation techniques.)
  • A definitive commitment to active participation in a student-centered learning environment.
  • Ability to carry out duties in accordance with the American Library Association Code of Ethics, general work ethics, and professional standards.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust priorities in a changing environment.
  • Ability to provide responsive service to the entire academic community with tact, courtesy, and an attitude of “going the extra mile.”
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team, exercising excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with students, faculty, and staff in the university setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize time and schedule efficiently.
  • Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity regarding diversity, inclusiveness, and language barriers.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in English. Strong skills in proofreading and editing. 
  • High proficiency in personal computer systems, Microsoft Office, databases, and other applications related to job responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of and eagerness to learn new technologies and their applications related to the job responsibilities.
  • Regular exercise of independent judgment, creativity, and initiative to surpass goals.
  • Strong evidence of a collaborative spirit and a service-oriented attitude.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in creating user-friendly LibGuides and working with ArchivesSpace.
  • Ability to read and write a foreign language(s).

This position may include some weeknight and/or weekend hours.

Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open, and applications will be reviewed 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 Library Assistant position

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted; 01/03/2022

Soka University of America is offering a full time Mail Clerk I position.

Under the general supervision of the Mail Services Manager, the Mail Clerk I performs a wide variety of specialized duties involved in the support of Mail Services. The Mail Clerk I will be responsible for providing day-to-day support to the Mail Services Manager, assisting with sorting and distribution of mail packages for both internal and external offices, United States Postal Service and express, preparing packages for delivery and distribution, operating the mailroom service counter, tracking express mail through commercial carriers to assure delivery, determining cost of postage required for mail, and other mailroom functions as needed.

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:

  • Sorting and distributing mail including packages for internal and external offices from USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Amazon, and other carriers.
  • Delivering and picking up mail and packages at proper locations.
  • Operating the Mail Center service counter.
  • Weighing, stamping, and/or arranging outgoing mail and packages according to Postal regulations and requirements, operating mail-processing machine as necessary.
  • Redirecting misaddressed items.
  • Maintaining logs of postage charges, receipts, forms and other records as required.
  • Maintaining the proper distribution of supplies to all Mailstops. Recording and stocking incoming supplies in the Mail Center and maintaining inventory and ordering supplies.
  • Updating reports and monthly calendar.

Candidates should have:

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience

  • One year experience operating in a mail room environment.

Skills

  • Ability to operate computerized shipping and mail management systems.
  • Ability to operate mailing equipment including mailing machine, postage meter, electronic weight scale and others as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with accuracy.
  • Demonstrated wise judgment, problem-solving skills, and the desire to learn new technologies.
  • A strong evidence of a spirit of collegiality and a strong service orientation.
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • High ethical and professional standards.
  • Capacity to work well independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to stand, walk, and move around for extended periods of time and move and/or lift objects up to 70 pounds.

Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open and applications will be reviewed 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 Mail Clerk I position

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

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