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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.

Please apply for the Chinese Language and Culture position on the Interfolio site.

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 December 17, 2021.

Please apply for the microbiology position on the Interfolio site by December 17, 2021 for full consideration. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check. 

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

Email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 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.

To apply, please submit your application for Dean of Faculty by January 3, 2022, through Interfolio.

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.

Please apply for the Professor in African Studies or Africana Studies position online.

Email:  facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-Time Faculty Openings

Date Posted: 09/20/2021

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please apply by clicking on this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/94888 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: 06/30/2021

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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.

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 letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: 

Human Resources
Re: Admission 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: 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: 07/23/2021

Soka University of America is seeking an Assistant to the Faculty.  The Assistant will provide administrative and clerical support to Faculty; which includes preparing and typing correspondence and reports, designing, setting-up and maintaining of files (including electronic), research, managing calendars, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, photocopying and other general administrative duties.

Candidates should have:

  • College degree preferred.
  • A minimum of three years’ administrative work experience, in a university environment preferred.
  • High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing data bases, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and other Microsoft applications, Adobe, Qualtrics, Brightspace, Workday and, Box.
  • Ability to independently write general correspondence and reports.
  • Strong skills in proofreading and editing.
  • Skills in research and information gathering.
  • Ability to work accurately with a high level of efficiency.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with diplomacy and discretion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and telephone communication skills.
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

Majority of responsibilities include:

  • To support faculty with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Schedule meetings;  
  • Assist with correspondence;
  • Design, set up and maintain files (including electronic) of correspondence, records and other documents for concentrations, programs and areas;
  • Photocopy and scan readings after the completion of the appropriate copyright clearance forms and upload the files into the learning management system;
  • Screen calls and visitors and refer inquiries to the appropriate departments;
  • Other functions may be assigned as needed at the direction of the Manager, Academic Affairs and Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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

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.

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 will continue until position is filled.

Please apply by submitting your letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references through Interfolio using this link.

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

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

Date Posted: 08/4/2021

Soka University of America is offering a full-time Marketing and Communications Manager position for the Soka Performing Arts Center.

The Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for internal and external communications and for the marketing strategy for Soka Performing Arts Center under the direction of the General Manager. This position is responsible for the development of creative, thoughtful marketing campaigns on target with brand that generate awareness and engagement, and executed with the highest level of care. Fostering strong, collaborative relationships within the Soka PAC team, the SUA Marketing department, and other departments within Soka University, our arts organization partners, sponsors, donors, and members of our community is imperative.

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:

  • Develop and execute strong marketing strategies to retain and build audience, and raise awareness and reach of Soka PAC with the objective to maximize attendance, awareness, and sales.
  • Manage and execute all print and digital campaigns, virtual programming, radio and TV channels, and maintain and expand relationships with media partners.
  • Manage rebranding and website redesign initiatives, new Mobile App launch, and 10th Anniversary campaign.
  • Function as a key member of the Soka PAC leadership team.
  • Cultivate and maintain the brand and artistic vision, and commitment to the organization’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives across all marketing efforts.
  • Develop and execute strong marketing strategies to retain and build audience, and raise awareness and reach of Soka PAC with the objective to maximize brand awareness, attendance, and sales.
  • Manage, develop, and maintain adherence to a detailed Marketing budget within all channels, and internal and external communications for the PAC.
  • Manage and execute all media buys including print and digital campaigns, radio and TV channels, while remaining within budget limitations; maintain and expand relationships with media partners.
  • Oversee the production and design of all print and digital ads, programs (digital or print), banners, brochures, etc. with adherence to brand and style guide; research and work with a contract graphic designer and oversee their work and budget; collaborate with SUA graphic designers as needed.
  • As part of the general Marketing Campaign, maintain Press Release schedules, author, and collaborate with SUA Marketing teams on approval.
  • Create, develop, and maintain all digital campaigns including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram with adherence to brand and style guide; stay up to date on new digital strategies.
  • Management of marketing initiatives and strategies for all PAC events, including ad campaigns, programs, promotions, marketing to various calendars of events, and cross cultural outreach for specific events.
  • Train, manage, and oversee a team of student marketing interns.
  • Work with the Box Office Manager and General Manager to develop a unified plan and schedule for Ticket on Sale dates and Subscription Sales; write copy and manage the marketing strategies for all ticket and subscription sales.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Marketing or the equivalent in experience

Experience

  • A minimum of two years marketing experience, preferably in the performing arts.
  • 5-10 years of professional work experience preferred.

Skills

  • High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Website updating (Drupal, WordPress) and Mobile App updating.
  • Experience with social media marketing, creating media buys.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills both in person and by the phone.
  • Strong skills in proofreading and editing. Must be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work accurately with a high level of efficiency.
  • Capacity to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain multiple priorities, projects and adhere to stringent deadlines.
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with artists, administrators, faculty, staff and students.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends (e.g. present at events for media) required.
  • High ethical and professional standards.
  • Ability to train and supervise other staff as needed.

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.

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

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

Human Resources
Re: Soka PAC Marketing and Communications Manager
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: 08/27/2021

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

The Internship Coordinator is responsible for providing students and alumni career-based guidance and support for internship facilitation, employer development, professional skills development, event planning and access to resources for graduate studies, as well as assisting in the development and facilitation of career-based programming. All duties are developed and executed to accomplish the strategic goals of the department and the mission of the University. This position reports to the Director, Career Development & Internships.

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:

  • Develop, implement and coordinate internship program and processes for all Soka students under the supervision of the Director of Career Development & Internships. Align students’ internship experience with program-specific and university-wide learning goals.
  • Identify, establish, maintain and promote partnerships and create partnership plans with targeted employers to host internships and conduct site visits. Commitment to equity, inclusion and multicultural competence in support of students’ professional development.
  • Meets with students to provide career counseling and support inclusive of resume and cover letter writing, job and internship search, interviewing preparation, creation of LinkedIn profiles, and career exploration and planning.
  • Assists in the development of stakeholder (students, alumni, faculty, and staff) engagement initiatives and is responsible for their execution and tracking of career counseling appointments. Works closely with the Director, Career Development & Internships to assess programmatic impact including student learning outcomes.
  • Oversees, promotes, and tracks student and alumni use of career services including career-based technologies including, but not limited to InterviewStream, GoinGlobal, LinkedIn and Handshake.
  • Liaises with various campus communities to identify opportunities for integration of Career Service offerings in University services and events. Facilitates career programming accordingly.
  • Assists in developing and facilitating career-based workshops and events (online and on campus).
  • Assists students/alumni in exploring job and lifelong career development options and provides guidance to build personal decision-making strategies.
  • 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.
  • Use of social media to promote Career Services events, activities and overall brand.
  • Gather Career Services activity/participation data for short and long-term strategic planning.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of one-year experience in related field, i.e. Counseling, Human Resources, Career Services, or Career Coaching. Educational background in Career Counseling and/or Human Resources or related field is also preferred.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Coach and guide students at entry career levels.
    • Maintain a high level of confidentiality with all aspects of the job.
    • Organize efficiently with meticulous attention to details.
    • Present workshop content and facilitate group meetings.
    • Be a collaborative team player with independent decision-making ability.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to:
    • Support the university’s mission, particularly in fostering students to become global citizens committed to living a contributive life.
    • Interact with a diverse student and staff populations and demonstrated experience in the use of cross-cultural counseling skills.
  • Skills should include:
    • A strong customer service delivery, interpersonal skills, creativity, and problem solving.
    • Project and time management skills that enable the accomplishment of many tasks on a concurrent basis.
    • Proficiency in Windows operating environment, along with current Microsoft Office Suite, database management and use of the applications, and researching via the Internet and web-based electronic resources as well as knowledge of social media promotion. Skill in using technology to deliver career-based offerings and develop innovative ways of exceeding students’ needs.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

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.

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

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

Human Resources
Re: Internship 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: 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.

 

 

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