Job Opportunities

SUA receives many applications each month. Your patience is appreciated as SUA takes the time to properly review, screen, and interview candidates. SUA is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-Time Faculty Openings

No positions currently open

Part-Time Faculty Openings

Date Posted: 06/19/2020

Soka University of America seeks a part-time instructor to teach non-music majors jazz piano and theory, and direct a small ensemble, three contact hours per week with possible expansion. Some additional responsibilities (e.g., participating in campus music events, preparing end-of-semester recitals.) Position begins in February, 2021. 

Qualifications: Masters degree (or above) or equivalent professional performing experience and college-level teaching experience required. Demonstrated ability to attract students to jazz studies, and ability to teach jazz in the context of Afro-American history and culture also important. SUA especially welcomes applications from candidates from underrepresented minorities.

SUA 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.

Salary: Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Information: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and contact information for three professional references (no recordings at this time, please). Please submit your application by clicking on this InterFolio link by September 1, 2020, for full consideration. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

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

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 06/19/2020

Soka University of America seeks a part-time instructor to teach non-music majors vocal technique and direct a chorus, four contact hours per week.  Some additional responsibilities (e.g., participating in campus music events, preparing end-of-semester recitals.) Position begins in February, 2021.

Qualifications: Masters degree (or above) in voice or choral conducting required, college-level teaching experience required. Professional performing experience and demonstrated ability to attract students to vocal ensembles also important. SUA especially welcomes applications from candidates from underrepresented minorities.

SUA 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.

Salary: Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Information: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and contact information for three professional references (no recordings at this time, please). Please submit your application by clicking on this InterFolio link by September 1, 2020, for full consideration. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

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

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Full Time Staff Openings

Date Posted: 07/29/2020

Soka University of America is seeking a full time Patrol Officer who will be responsible for patrolling campus by motor vehicle, by foot, and/or by bicycle providing protection of life and property. The Patrol officer will keep the peace, conduct investigations, submit reports, enforce parking laws, respond to medical emergencies, and illness calls. The Patrol Officer will give directions and assistance to faculty, staff, students and visitors, and perform any other duties as needed or assigned to accomplish the mission of the Security Area.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing motor vehicle and foot patrol of campus roadways, walkways, parking lots, academic buildings, and residential areas. May provide patrol by bicycle.  Responding to calls issued via radio and telephone dispatch.  Ensuring department activity log is updated accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Providing for the protection of life and property.  Observing safety hazards and reporting them to the proper persons for correction.  Ensuring buildings are locked and secure as appropriate and responding to building alarms.
  • Making recommendations, when appropriate, which reduce or eliminate conditions which lend themselves to unsafe conditions or expose University and personal property to theft or damage.
  • Conducting investigations of reported crimes and other incidents occurring within the jurisdictional boundaries of the University and submitting reports regarding those investigations.
  • Responding to requests for emergency and routine medical assistance as required. Determining medical needs, administer first aid as necessary, and summon additional medical assistance as required.
  • Giving directions, providing assistance to students, staff, faculty and visitors as requested and when appropriate.  Direct traffic as necessary.
  • Enforcing parking regulations in parking lots and in other areas as necessary and required. Ensuring that abandoned or illegally parked vehicles are impounded.  Issuing parking permits and bicycle licenses.
  • Investigating traffic accidents within the jurisdictional boundaries of the University, preparing accident reports, and enforcing laws and regulations per California Vehicle Code.
  • Conducting safety training for students including fire drills, evacuation procedures, and disaster preparedness.
  • Writing reports and preparing cases for prosecution.  Testifying in courts as required.
  • May be required to exercise the powers of arrest only while on duty with the Security Area and while performing authorized assignments defined as the enforcement of all parking regulations on all properties and facilities owned, operated and/or controlled by Soka University, within the city of Aliso Viejo and in accordance with the current Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Aliso Viejo.
  • Performing other duties and functions as appropriate to the job classification.

Candidates should have:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and some college work completed and/or a minimum of three (3) years of safety and security work experience and dealing with the public in a customer service capacity.
  • Some higher education experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations as applicable to public safety functions.
  • Accurate report writing skills including the proper use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Legible handwriting such that all logs and reports can be easily read by others.
  • Ability to work with and serve a diverse groups of people.
  • Current First Aid, CPR and AED certification.
  • Current BSIS Guard Card Certification.
  • Ability to quickly assess a situation and determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in a helpful, effective and professional manner in person, by telephone and by two-way radio.
  • Ability to prepare criminal cases for prosecution and to effectively testify in court.
  • Skills in the operation of a motor vehicle under emergency and other Public Safety related conditions.
  • Ability to conduct safety training.
  • Knowledge of City laws and regulations and University policies as applicable to public safety functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional stance in all emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated ability in the application of first aid and emergency medical “first responder” skills.
  • Knowledge of campus buildings, roadways, parking lots, fire and intrusion alarm systems and keys.

Shifts for this position are:  6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, and 10pm-6am.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Soka University of America offers a competitive benefits package. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to:

Human Resources
Re: Patrol Officer
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: 09/04/2020

Soka University (SUA) is seeking a full-time Project Manager - COVID 19 to lead our COVID-19 response efforts. This is will be for a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal. The Project Manager will lead the implementation of COVID-19 Response strategies under the direction of university leadership. This position will serve on the In-Person Education Committee, be responsible to stay abreast of current research on COVID-19, and keep track of local, state, and federal government regulations. The Project Manager will also introduce and reinforce COVID-19 prevention measures, track the virus on campus, implement necessary training and help Areas design Area-specific prevention strategies. This position will develop metrics to track the effectiveness of initiatives and activities. This position reports to the Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for students, families, faculty, staff, and local community.
  • Help assess exposure risk and implement control measures
  • Strengthen emergency health preparedness and response, particularly in the implementation of strategies through the development of detailed programs and plans, and training of staff, faculty, and students for COVID-19
  • Advise university’s emergency response to address changes in prevalence of the virus on campus and organize and implement appropriate assessments and responses
  • Help Areas to develop and implement Area-specific COVID-19 prevention strategies
  • Coordinate Human Resources to ensure PPE stock is adequate and centralized to protect our community
  • Instruct on the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, goggles, face shields and face coverings for the activity being performed
  • Assist in contact tracing in conjunction with SUA Human Resources, and Orange County Public Health 
  • Manage Covid-19 testing procedures and data collection. Act as a liaison between the county health department and SUA 
  • Provide guidance to SUA Student Services, Residential Life, Public Safety, and Environmental Health and Safety in the event of positive COVID-19 test, diagnosis or presumptive diagnosis
  • Coordinate Quarantine and Isolation protocols with Student Services, Residential Life, and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Coordinates with contractors to implement and ensure all SUA COVID-19 safety protocols and prevention strategies are followed
  • 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
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Higher Education project management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to perform research, confirm accurate information, and appropriately share relevant information
  • Ability to respond quickly to crisis and organize and implement appropriate assessments and responses
  • Excellent critical reading and analytical skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and other communication systems
  • Strong ability to interpret policies, implement strategies, and establish workflows
  • Superior writing skills with exceptional ability to create clear and persuasive messages
  • Strong communicator with excellent presentation skills and ability to speak effectively to a variety of internal and external audiences
  • High degree of initiative
  • Strong ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experience and skill in managing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment

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

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

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

Human Resources
Project Manager – COVID-19
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.

Part-Time Staff Openings

No positions currently open