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

Date Posted: 09/24/2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply for the Professor in African Studies or Africana Studies position

Email:  facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 06/09/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply for the Assistant Professor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology position

Email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 09/22/2022

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Mathematics beginning August 2023. This position will support SUA’s General Education curriculum for Liberal Arts majors. The teaching load per academic year is five courses. The teaching responsibilities include introductory-level courses in mathematics, as well as at least one cross-disciplinary course (Core, Modes of Inquiry, or Learning Cluster; see our catalog at www.soka.edu for course descriptions). The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to engage students in small classroom settings and to develop a productive program of research and scholarship.

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging B.A. in the liberal arts with a mission to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. The university promotes integrated education and aims to cultivate close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. Students have a choice of concentrations—Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies, Life Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Faculty are encouraged to incorporate cross-disciplinary perspectives into their courses, and we invite our candidates to consider how they might do so. While at SUA, each student is required to take at least one mathematics course, meant to expose students to the true nature of mathematical inquiry.

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 Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field, and preferably will have postdoctoral experience. Ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate mathematics courses is required. We also welcome applications from those who could teach a course in computer science or data science. However, we are interested in applicants from all branches of mathematics, without preference for those applicants who have computer/data science interests. Applicants should be versatile enough to teach outside their area of specialization and demonstrate excellence in teaching and research.

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, vision, and retirement benefits.

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2022. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy with regard to students from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing a liberal arts major, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a two-page statement of research interests written for a non-specialist (including non-mathematicians) audience and three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must specifically address teaching, submitted directly from referees through the Interfolio platform. 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 Assistant Professor of Mathematics position

Email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

Part-Time Faculty Openings

Date Posted: 08/10/2022

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California, invites applications to fill a part-time adjunct instructor position in Spanish with a workload of 1-2 courses per semester. This Fall semester (starting September 7, 2022), the instructor will be responsible for teaching Spanish 201 (intermediate level) and/or 306 (intermediate Spanish conversation) contingent upon student enrollment. Applicants should have native or near-native competence in oral/written Spanish, at least an earned.

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:

M.A. in a relevant field and experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language at the college level.

Soka University is seeking applications from candidates who have experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds or have the desire and ability to create a welcoming class environment that positively engages and impacts our diverse student population, and who can contribute to the school’s mission.

To apply, please submit (1) a letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching excellence, and (4) contact information for three references before August 22, 2022. Applications will not be considered until all required documents have been received.

Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

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

Apply for the Instructor of Spanish position

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

For any questions email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

Full-Time Staff Openings

Date Posted: 09/20/2021

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Preferred:

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

Hours of work will include weekdays and weekends.

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

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

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

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

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

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

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 08/01/2022

Soka University of America is seeking a Senior Human Resources Manager. The Senior Human Resources Manager will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer. The Senior Manager has overall responsibility for talent acquisition, performance management, job evaluation, training and development, employee relations, succession planning, and human resources information systems and records management. The individual will also serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator for staff, faculty, and others and will conduct investigations outside of Title IX. The Senior Manager will also oversee Worker’s Compensation, Leave Management, and Student Employment. We are seeking a mission-focused, dynamic, and hard-working professional with a strong focus on customer service along with an ability to work for a fast-paced, evolving university. In addition to exceptional leadership skills, you must have a “roll-up your sleeves” attitude.

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:

  • Assist the Title IX Coordinator in managing reports and serving as Deputy Title IX Coordinator for staff, faculty, and others and Campus Safety Administrator as defined by the US Department of Education.
  • Conduct intake meetings with complainants and respondents regarding sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment; address immediate safety needs; communicate information about supportive measures. Inform parties about reporting options both on and off campus.
  • Prompt assess, investigate, and equitably resolve complaints including those alleging sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
  • Advise employees and supervisors regarding performance and disciplinary issues, administer progressive discipline and grievance procedures consistently, listen to employee and supervisor concerns, conduct investigations as needed, and recommend a plan of action. Oversee performance appraisal process and provide relevant coaching and guidance.
  • Manage the university’s recruitment and hiring strategy. Support or lead higher-level searches.
  • Responsible for processes such as workers’ compensation, disability, leaves of absences, workplace accommodation requests, and health and safety issues.
  • Oversee overall HR process for student employment.
  • Serve as an advocate for employees by listening and becoming aware of employee needs and concerns, sharing this information with the CHRO, researching best practices, and offering options for leaders to consider in addressing employee needs and concerns.
  • Ensure that applicants, employees, vendors, and University administrators receive excellent customer service in all interactions with the Employee Relations and Talent Acquisition Area.
  • Ensures consistent and equitable application of HR policies, procedures, and government regulations throughout the University by advising the CHRO about applicable policies, procedures, and regulations, providing training for supervisors, and enforcing the personnel policies and procedures of the University
  • Develop personnel policies, practices, and procedures for approval by the University leadership by listening to employee concerns, reviewing best practices, and identifying opportunities to improve employee satisfaction.
  • Keep up-to-date on all current laws and regulations pertinent to the areas of operation and ensure that policies, materials, HR processes, and systems align with business needs and compliance requirements.
  • Guide management and employee actions by developing, writing, updating, and maintaining all HR-related policies, procedures, methods, guidelines, and the Employee Handbook while communicating and enforcing university values in compliance with all legal and organizational requirements, standards, and procedures.
  • Serve on various committees as assigned.
  • Perform other essential duties and tasks as assigned by the Chief.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree

Experience:

A minimum of 5 years of experience with increasing responsibility at an academic institution of higher education is strongly preferred or a combination of education and relevant experience.

8 - 10 years of relevant experience preferred.

Experience dealing with Title IX investigations, dispute resolution and compliance is preferred

Skills:

Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret federal higher education laws and regulations. In depth knowledge of Title IX and Clery Act is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, identify opportunities and take action to build effective interdepartmental relationships to achieve university goals.
  • Ability to independently interpret, analyze, apply, and explain highly complex laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct prompt, thorough and objective investigations is preferred.
  • Ability to prepare and present detailed reports, educational programs and assessments.
  • Excellent judgement, ability to maintain fair and neutral position in significant disputes, and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to exercise high level of discretion and manage confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, planning, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven record of successful compliance program management.
  • Demonstrated experience with institutional policies and procedures, regulations, and the environment within which they operate.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in writing a variety of materials, including correspondence, procedural manuals, directions, job descriptions, and other materials in order to explain policies and procedures.
  • Possess strong organizational and project management skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Ability to coordinate, delegate, and track projects to completion while handling interruptions, multiple deadlines, and shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel management and budget management.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Commitment to mutual respect, service orientation, diversity, institutional excellence, and high professional standards.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including a can-do, optimistic attitude, with the ability to influence and build harmonious working relationships
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships within the University and the community.
  • A self-starter, personable, detail-oriented, and goal-oriented
  • High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and other Microsoft applications.

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

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

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

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

Apply for the Senior Human Resources Manager position

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

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 08/30/2022

Soka University of America invites applications for (2) full-time Writing Specialists to join the University Writing Center staff. Writing Specialists’ primary function is to assist students in all phases of the writing process and to foster long-term development of critical thinking and academic writing skills. They typically meet with students one-with-one in either scheduled appointments or on a walk-in basis. Secondary job functions entail participation in services and projects that support the University Writing Center mission. Such services and projects may include but are not limited to conducting workshops, developing online and print resources for writing and teaching, and participating in outreach projects. Writing Specialists work with the entire Writing Center staff to create an environment of writing excellence.

The Writing Center values diverse teaching and learning styles and seeks to create a welcoming environment for the entire SUA community. Tutor training and professional development are ongoing as a member of the Writing Center community.

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.

This full-time position is for approximately 40 hours per week during agreed upon hours within the following times:

  • Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Sundays from 11:00am to 7:00pm

Afternoons and evenings are particularly in demand.

Qualifications Required:

Successful applicants will have a demonstrated passion for the mission and values of SUA. They will bring a cheerful demeanor to work and be an optimistic team player, committed to the writerly needs of the SUA community. They will be excellent communicators, willing to support a range of writers and writing conventions across the disciplines. They will have excellent organizational and academic skills as well as a scrupulous work ethic. They will be sensitive to working with people of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds. Applicants must have a Masters or PhD and some teaching or tutoring experience.

Qualifications Desired:

Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree in Composition, Rhetoric, or Applied Linguistics or a field related to one of SUA’s concentrations. Fluency in multiple languages is a plus. Experience working with neurodiverse students is a plus. Speech coaching experience is a plus. Ability and willingness to teach writing courses is a plus. Previous Writing Center experience is a plus.

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

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Two reference letters
  • Writing sample

Apply for the Writing Specialist position

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

For any questions email: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

Date Posted: 09/19/2022

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, event planning 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. This position is visible to the University community at all levels and interacts with all constituent groups of the University. Evening hours and weekends may be required on occasion to support the University and department events and activities.

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:

  • Meets with students and alumni 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, 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
  • Conducts annual New Student Orientation, increasing awareness of early career planning, and other Career Services resources
  • Assists in developing and facilitating career-based workshops and events (online and on campus). Works closely with the Director, Career Development & Internships to assess career-based student learning outcomes
  • Assists students and alumni in exploring job and lifelong career development options and provides guidance to build personal decision-making strategies
  • Uses career development platforms and social media (such as Handshake, LinkedIn, and Facebook) 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 Services and SUA at external career-based events and activities when directed
  • Assists Manager, Career Services staff in preparing students with resumes, cover letters, and interview skills to help build student intern applicant pool
  • Works in cooperation with Manager, Alumni Relations to build connections between current students and alumni for the purpose of learning more about future career and graduate studies opportunities
  • Uses social media to promote Career Services events, activities and overall brand
  • Gather Career Services 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 a plus
  • Strong customer service delivery, interpersonal skills, creativity and problem solving
  • Ability to support the University’s Mission, particularly in fostering students to become global citizens committed to living a contributive life
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with all aspects of the job
  • 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
  • Certified in the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and the SII (Strong Interest Inventory) and be able to assess skills and values (preferred)
  • Demonstrated team player, with independent decision-making 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 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
  • A student-centered philosophy
  • High ethical and professional standards
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse student and staff populations and demonstrated experience in the use of cross-cultural counseling skills

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

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

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

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

Apply for the Career Counselor position

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

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 09/21/2022

Soka University of America is currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Student Activities Coordinator position.

Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Students, the Student Activities Coordinator will serve in a two-year, full-time position and is responsible for providing co-curricular programs designed to enhance the growth and development of all students and support services for student organizations. The Coordinator will provide a variety of cultural, social and educational programs and experiences for all students to engage with the campus and community. The Coordinator will support student affinity groups, and support event management, with the goal of increasing student engagement and creating a strong sense of belonging, equity, well-being, global citizenship and school spirit. The Coordinator will aid in the promotion of a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus that celebrates and respects diversity.

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:

  • Assists the Associate Dean of Students in the planning, development, implementation, facilitation and assessment of programs and activities, trainings, workshops, intercultural dialogues for the student body as well as for student organizations.
  • Provides supervision and support for the Student Assistants and Diversity Peer Educators in the implementation and marketing of social, cultural, and educational programming with a goal of increasing student engagement, activism, advocacy, leadership and global citizenship.
  • Advises and supports affinity group events regarding event planning and logistics, utilizing best and sustainable practices in processes, procedures, and policies; and ensures quality service and support for student-led events.
  • Maintains knowledge of and communicates University policies and procedures to student organization/ student leaders and advisors; oversees the student affinity group registration process; and ensures that all registration and membership eligibility requirements are met.
  • Works closely and maintains contact with student organization advisors on a regular basis.
  • Oversees the design and implementation of Student Activities manuals and guidelines and updates all policies and procedures and the Student Activities section on the University website and University portal.
  • Updates the student organization participation data each semester and maintains the database of student organizations members/activities; assesses overall student participation in organizations and clubs; and administers student surveys to assess student engagement and interest.
  • Assists in researching, analyzing, compiling, and generating reports and statistical information based on program assessment. Prepare surveys, manuals, forms and other documentation as required.
  • Keeps the campus community informed of all events, programs, and activities through print, visual and social media; ensures the timely distribution of information for the campus community and updates the campus wide events calendar. Responsible for developing and updating content for Student Activities on the University portal, website and other media.
  • Works with the Associate Dean of Students to promote increased campus awareness of University goals and priorities related to diversity and inclusion and mission.
  • Maintains budget to include procurement and processing payments.
  • Collaborates with Student Affairs staff in providing resource support for student affinity groups.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Students.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience

  • Experience working in collegiate student life, diversity/ multicultural areas and organizing student programs, trainings and workshops is preferred.

Skills

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

Soka University of America offers excellent benefits. Salary range for this position is $52,000.00 to $58,000.00 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

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

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

Apply for the Student Activities Coordinator position

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

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 09/21/2022

Soka University of America is seeking an Admission Operations Specialist to help support the continued enrollment growth of the University’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 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, and supporting recruitment and enrollment plans.

Soka University of America, a small, selective, accredited private liberal arts university in Southern California, 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.

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 and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate data flow within the admissions databases (Technolutions Slate CRM, People Soft, OnBase); quickly input all initial prospect and applicant data into databases and promptly update information.
  • Use professional judgment and process applications by entering data, consolidating applicant profiles, following up on missing materials, verifying application completion, and screening students for applicant eligibility.
  • Implement admission workflows, processes, schedules, and communications for Admission operations under the direction of the Associate Director.
  • Responsible for daily admission-related functions such as responding to e-mails and answering phone calls.
  • Responsible for collaborating and processing decisions, letters, e-mails, mailings, and social media postings outlined under the department’s undergraduate and graduate communication plans and marketing campaigns.
  • Confer regularly with the Director to plan and coordinate activities, resolve problems, and the like.
  • Assist the Director in gathering data and preparing reports.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Two years of higher education(e.g., Admissions) or clerical experience.
  • Willing to work seasonal evening and weekend hours and perform minimal domestic travel.
  • Proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases (within Technolutions Slate CRM, PeopleSoft is preferred), word processing, graphics, and spreadsheets, including 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, e-mail, and postal mail.
  • Ability to collaborate with the other Enrollment Services members 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, and various 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.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

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

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

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

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

Apply for the Admission Operations Specialist position

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

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 09/21/2022

Soka University of America is seeking a Graduate Admission Counselor to help support the continued enrollment growth of the University’s Graduate School. Under the supervision of the Director of Admission Operations, this individual will assume a dynamic role in implementing a strategic graduate recruitment plan.

Soka University of America is a small, selective, private liberal arts university located in Southern California founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights, and the sanctity of life. Educational objectives are fostered at the University through the commitment of rigorous academic endeavors, free and open dialogue, and an appreciation for human diversity. The MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change, as one of two degree programs at the University, provides professionals with an intense two-year research experience that examines the broad landscape of modern educational institutions and structures through interdisciplinary learning.

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.

The Graduate Admission Counselor will:

  • Represent the Graduate School by making presentations to prospective students on a local, national, and international level;
  • Track & follow up with all leads and work to progress prospective students to applicants with complete files;
  • Advise and provide information discussions with prospective students about the MA Program and admission procedures through phone, webinar (E.g., Zoom), email, and in-person appointments;
  • Organize and assist with on-campus and off-campus admission events;
  • Represent the University at college fairs, targeted regional and campus site visits;
  • Build relationships with prospective students, program directors, and career counselors;
  • Participate in campus-wide recruitment events;
  • Assist in the preparation of recruitment materials;
  • Be required to participate in seasonal weekend and evening work hours;
  • Perform seasonal domestic travel;
  • Perform administrative tasks related to job responsibilities and help facilitate recruitment projects that assist with the long-term development of the Graduate Schools enrollment;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidates should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is required;
  • A minimum of 3 years of admissions and enrollment experience;
  • A background in counseling, advising students, or with graduate-level programs at a college/university is preferred;
  • A proven track record in meeting and exceeding established goals as well as interpersonal and community relations skills;
  • 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;
  • The ability to think and move independently and creatively while maintaining close communication with management;
  • The ability to receive and carry out direction;
  • A capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students;
  • The ability to work in collaboration with the other members of Enrollment Services and the campus community when needed;
  • A demonstrated ability to operate with limited supervision and effectively manage their time;
  • A demonstrated understanding and sensitivity regarding cultural traditions, language barriers, and different experiences in pre-collegiate academic preparation;
  • Proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases within PeopleSoft, word processing, graphics, and spreadsheets;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • High ethical and professional standards.

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

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

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

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

Apply for the Graduate Admission Counselor position

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

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-Time Staff Openings

Date Posted: 08/23/2022

Soka University of America invites applications for (2) part-time Writing Specialists to join the University Writing Center staff. Writing Specialists’ primary function is to assist students in all phases of the writing process and to foster long-term development of critical thinking and academic writing skills. They typically meet with students one-with-one in either scheduled appointments or on a walk-in basis. Secondary job functions entail participation in services and projects that support the University Writing Center mission. Such services and projects may include but are not limited to conducting workshops, developing online and print resources for writing and teaching, and participating in outreach projects. Writing Specialists work with the entire Writing Center staff to create an environment of writing excellence.

The Writing Center values diverse teaching and learning styles and seeks to create a welcoming environment for the entire SUA community. Tutor training and professional development are ongoing as a member of the Writing Center community.

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.

This part-time position is for approximately 25 hours per week during agreed upon hours within the following times:

  • Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Sundays from 11:00am to 7:00pm

Ability to work afternoons and evenings is preferred.

Qualifications Required:

Successful applicants will have a demonstrated passion for the mission and values of SUA. They will bring a cheerful demeanor to work and be an optimistic team player, committed to the writerly needs of the SUA community. They will be excellent communicators, willing to support a range of writers and writing conventions across the disciplines. They will have excellent organizational and academic skills as well as a scrupulous work ethic. They will be sensitive to working with people of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds. Applicants will have a Masters or PhD and some teaching or tutoring experience.

Qualifications Desired:

Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree in Composition, Rhetoric, or Applied Linguistics. Fluency in multiple languages is a plus. Experience working with neurodiverse students is a plus. Ability and willingness to teach writing courses is a plus. Previous Writing Center experience is a plus.

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

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

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Two reference letters
  • Writing sample

Apply for the Writing Specialist position

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

For any questions email: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

Date Posted: 09/20/2022

This is a part-time Coaching Position for golf reports directly to the Head golf coach and is responsible for managing and coaching the men’s golf program. Under the general supervision of the Director of Athletics, this coach oversees all phases of training for respective athletes, is an ambassador for SUA athletics and preside over recruiting prospective student-athletes for both men and women in the sport of golf at Soka University of America.

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.

Primary job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the head coach in the management and oversight on different aspects of the men’s golf program
  • Included leading and organizing practice sessions, assistant in skill development and on course coaching
  • Preparing athletes for all aspects of competition in both men and women’s golf programs.
  • Ability to expertly teach event specific skills.
  • Support and advise all athletes regardless of the athlete’s level of experience.
  • Help create a competitive team schedule, arrange transportation for athletes and athletic staff, transport implements, manage team travel, arrange hotel accommodations, and supervise athletes during away tournaments
  • Provide athletes with year-round training programs that include both a strength plan and a conditioning plan.
  • Advise student-athletes in all phases of preparation and competition including strength and conditioning, mental preparedness, etc.
  • Maintain a high level of discipline/expectation for the student-athletes representing the University in collegiate competition.
  • Operate within the confines of NAIA bylaws for recruiting, eligibility, and competition.
  • Facilitate community outreach programs and engage in public speaking on behalf of the institution.
  • Communicate with Head Coach regarding development of athletes, needs of athletes, and readiness.
  • Preserve unity and integrity within the team by leading in a responsible, respectable, and positive manner.

Qualifications/Preferred attributes include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Background in the sport of Golf
  • Recent experience in coaching at the high school, collegiate level or beyond
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of students and staff
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management and leadership skills

Application Deadline:

Review of candidates will begin immediately and conclude when 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.

Apply for the Assistant Golf Coach position

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

For any questions email: jobs@soka.edu

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer