Pillar College is hiring.  If you desire to work in a growing, Christ-centered higher-education work environment, this is the place for you. When opportunities are available, please send letter of interest and a resume with at least 3 references to hr@pillar.edu.  Please include a personal statement of faith in your letter of interest.

The Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) serves as a coordinator and information and communications manager for the VPAA. He/She manages and executes all administrative tasks required to efficiently and effectively support the VPAA. This person demonstrates professionalism in dealing with students, faculty, administration, staff, Board members, alumni, donors, and the public. This is a full-time salaried position with exempt employment status and benefits.


• Manage the VPAA’s calendar, schedules meetings and appointments using good judgment in time management and prioritization.
• Facilitates regular meeting schedule, travel, follow-up, call reports, etc.
• Maintains detailed awareness of status, progress, and objectives of various project activities directed by the VPAA and provides timely reminders of due dates and priority tasks for the VPAA.
• Screens phone calls, mail, Emails, and other correspondence.
• Arranges travel plans and itineraries; compiles documents for travel-related meetings on behalf of the VPAA and prepares expense reports.
• Organizes all meetings, conferences, special events and luncheons for the VPAA including agendas, reports, presentations, event details, etc.
• Handles meeting details for management teams under the leadership of the VPAA including taking minutes, agendas, and distributing information.
• Initiates monthly communications with key stakeholders and institutional leaders identifying major issues facing the College, prayer requests, and relevant materials related to planning and professional development.
• Organizes and maintains accessible files for projects; performs research; prepares presentations, reports and correspondence for the VPAA’s office.
• Monitors progress of projects; ensures deadlines are met; reviews completed tasks and checks for accuracy.
• Facilitates hospitality services of the VPAA office.
• Facilitates academic staff recognition and acknowledgement activities.
• Maintains confidentiality on all personnel matters pertaining to the VPAA’s office. Processes paperwork related to new hires, changes of status, etc.
• Assists in all academic events, ceremonies, and commencement exercises. Performs other duties as directed by the VPAA.


• Ability to embrace Pillar College Mission Statement, Core Values, Community Life Statement and Statement of Faith.
• Intermediate to advanced computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
• Ability to perform duties with respectful communication and behaviors. Above average verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to relate well to others.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
• Ability to represent Pillar College and the VPAA with various constituent groups. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to respond to inquiries and requests in a professional manner

Minimum of five years in an office environment working in an administrative support position.
Previous experience in a higher education setting is highly desirable.

Pleasant and professional environment with a Christian ethos. Regular interaction with staff, faculty, and students.

The work requires 85 percent of the time spent sitting at a desk using the computer and phone.

Department: Elementary Education

Position:          Regular Part-Time      

Status:             Non-Exempt


Pillar College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and is a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), Pillar College offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. The College has locations in Somerset, Newark, and Paterson, NJ, and other instructional sites throughout New Jersey. Pillar College invites applications for adjunct faculty in the field of Elementary Education to be assigned for a specific course in a semester or summer session on an as needed basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must possess a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline by May 2019;
• Possess teaching experience preferably at the K-6 elementary level or in a related field;
• Advanced communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal);
• Knowledge of effective instructional practices for educating adult learners including experiential and active learning strategies;
• Experience teaching in a diverse, urban context;
• Able to respond appropriately to the academic, social, and cultural, needs of diverse adult learners; and
• Comfortable with the use of technology in the classroom to enhance instructional methods.

Responsibilities Include:

• Teach 8-week, evidence-based courses in an undergraduate teacher preparation program;
• Deliver courses in a hybrid delivery format as required;
• Contribute to course development and assessment strategies as necessary;
• Actively support the learning environment striving to create and support a student-centered approach;
• Be available to coach and advise students;
• Maintain student attendance, grades, and other necessary documentation;
• Participate in person or via technology in mandatory professional development if required; and
• Adhere to CAEP and New Jersey teaching standards within instructional delivery.

To apply submit a letter of application, resume/curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a Statement of Faith. Submit materials to HR@pillar.edu.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Position:          Regular Part-Time
Status:              Non-Exempt


Pillar College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and is a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), Pillar College offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. The College has locations in Somerset, Newark, and Paterson, NJ, and other instructional sites throughout New Jersey.
Pillar College invites applications for adjunct faculty in the fields of:
• Business: Executive Management
• Christian Ministry
• Community Outreach Ministry
• Cultural Diversity
• Intercultural Communication
• Organic Chemistry and/or Applied Chemistry
• Leadership Development
• Youth and Family Counseling/Ministry

Candidates must have completed at least a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline by May 2019. We seek interdisciplinary applicants with experience teaching in a diverse, urban context Applications should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a statement of faith. Applications should send materials to HR@pillar.edu

Department:  Admissions
Position:         Full-Time
Status:            Non-Exempt


Our Admissions team is focused on positively impacting the lives of today’s college-bound students.  This team is committed to building high-impact relationships in order to guide and assist students through our College’s enrollment process.

The Admissions Coordinator is an exciting position for an energetic, fast-paced, goal-oriented and results-driven individual who is passionate about Christ-centered Higher Education and helping students succeed. The Admissions Coordinator will be the face of our College and represent our College with the highest ethics as he/she works with prospective students to enroll and enable them for success through their educational journey. The Admission Coordinator will be able to work alone and with a team — to meet our College’s expectations and reinforce a high quality, end-to-end learner experience.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: email: hr@pillar.edu. No Phone Calls Please.

Posted: May 23, 2019
Deadline: June 14, 2019
Type: Full-Time Exempt

Pillar College is seeking an Executive Director with a background in adult education who desires to work in a diverse environment and with various ethnic communities. This person will have the opportunity to provide leadership and oversee the growth and development of the Department of Continuing Adult Education at Pillar College. Pillar College is deeply committed to serving underserved and diverse communities to provide access to higher education for personal, social, intellectual, and professional growth. The mission of Pillar College is to “educate, inspire, and equip students for excellent scholarship, service, and leadership.” Pillar College is a growing Christian institution with multiple locations in New Jersey, including Somerset, Paterson, and Newark. Pillar College is looking for an individual who understands leadership for program growth and development for various constituencies and can collaborate, think strategically, and understands how to build strong programs using data-informed analytics.

The Executive Director reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. The responsibilities of the Executive Director include leading and directing faculty, adjuncts, and instructors in their respective area under the direction of the Dean. The Executive Director will also provide leadership to ensure adequate planning, curricular instruction, program development, and the growth of nontraditional programs of Pillar College. This person must be knowledgeable of Pillar College programs and committed to its distinctive mission, Christian ethos, and commitment to excellence. They will work collaboratively to develop program resources, mentor staff, and build strong community relations within the general metropolitan area. Administrative duties require collaboration, planning, budget management, program development, reporting, and program evaluation. This person is expected to forecast and meet enrollment projections while seeking opportunities to engage constituent communities to achieve program outcomes in a continuous improvement cycle of growth and development at Pillar College. This person will have faculty status with a minimum rank of Assistant Professor.


1. Implement three to five community-based and effective strategies to serve as mechanisms, access points, and opportunities for prospective students to apply for admissions continuing adult education programs, and other non-traditional programs.

2. Increase the number of cohorts and enrollment by executing a program expansion plan that increases capacity to recruit, schedule, and launch nontraditional programs at all Pillar College locations.

3. Demonstrate leadership skills among faculty and staff by working cooperatively with others and modeling practices reflective of the values, Christian ethos, and a commitment to excellence at Pillar College.

4. Establish partnerships and cooperative efforts with a broad constituency for long-term sustainability by collaborating to identify, secure, manage, and develop nontraditional programs and resources consistent with the Strategic Plan of Pillar College.

Other duties and responsibilities include:

Administrative leadership

· Execute plans to achieve program goals related to continuing adult education, and other programs under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and according to the Strategic Priorities of Pillar College.

· Prepare and submit reports as requested by the AVPAA and VPAA.

· Coordinate and facilitate the introduction, orientation, and onboarding of talented faculty and adjuncts for teaching roles at Pillar College.

· Coordinate and schedule student advising and report and process all student complaints according to institutional policies.

· Ensure that all students in the program area(s) are being advised and mentored.

· Assist VPAA with budget planning and budget management related to program areas of responsibility.

· Provide general oversight to ensure quality programs and student success.

· Manage a schedule of major program activities and events for the year.

· Attend meetings as directed and participate in the academic and community life of Pillar College.

· Maintain visibility during the semester by attending campus events, meetings, and interacting with students.

· Select and direct faculty and program staff within the program area according to the Strategic Vision, accreditation standards, and policies of Pillar College.

Program Development

· Facilitate the monitoring, review, and evaluation of programs, courses, and other educational activities related to the program areas of responsibility.

· Work with the administration to launch a certificate, seminar, and workshop to promote learning opportunities.

· Submit concept papers, course, concentrations, and program proposals to the Proposal Review Team of the Curriculum Committee.

· Collaborate with Student Engagement and Enrollment Services to improve student academic performance, retention, program completion.

· Secure adjuncts, instructors, and mentors for Pillar College nontraditional programs.

Growth and Community Engagement

· Develop strategies for expanding and launching new program initiatives related to program areas of responsibility.

· Investigate and report on opportunities for the expansion of Pillar College programs, partnership opportunities, and learning opportunities for Pillar students.

· Develop and propose plans for the expansion or creation of economically viable programs that support Pillar College’s Strategic Plan.

· Engage the broader community to introduce and promote Pillar College activities and programs.

· Work with the Dean, Administration, Advisory Boards, and other community leaders in the field to expand program offerings.

· Implement educational events to promote academic programs and identify prospective students in cooperation with Admissions.

· Participate in promotional events, meetings, and recruitment activities to ensure program viability.

· Collect and develop a contact list and database on attendees and or participants to follow up and recruitment in collaboration with Admissions.


· An earned professional or teaching doctorate (DMin or PhD) in a discipline related to Bible, theology, or practical ministry from an accredited institution.

· Experience in Christian or pastoral ministry

· Experience in a higher education environment preferred

· Must have proven Christian character and spiritual maturity

· Ability and experience with computer functions and software needed for the above-described activities. Knowledge is of CampusVue database desirable.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality

· Ability to balance, plan and work on multiple tasks at a given time

· Experience in teaching adult learners, background in continuing education or administration of programs for adult learners desired.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate appropriately with a wide variety of constituents: church, civic and community leaders and diverse populations

· Excellent customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.

· Ability to analyze problems and situations and quickly determine viable solutions through independent, creative, and innovative thinking.

· Proven ability to work as a member of a team.

· Excellent interpersonal skills to relate easily with warmth, sincerity, and enthusiasm to the college’s constituents, staff, and members of sister ministries.

· Excellent interpersonal skillsUphold duties with a high degree of professionalism

· Commitment to PC’s Statement of Faith and campus ethos.


Submit a curriculum vitae or resume with a cover letter to the Office of Vice President of Academic Affairs at rdoughty@pillar.edu. The deadline for materials is June 14, 2019

epartment:   Varies
Position:           Part-time hourly (not to exceed 20 hours weekly)
Status:               Federal Work Study


Student worker, preferably a business major with interest in marketing. Student will assist staff in coordinating office procedures or activities in the Communications Department.


Supervision Received:

  • General Supervision

WORK PERFORMED includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. Manager incoming and upcoming project calendar
  2. Filing documents in departmental files
  3. Make phone calls on behalf of the department
  4. Manage E-blast list
  5. Copying, sorting and shredding materials
  6. Compiling information as requested by the departmental supervisor
  7. Checking and verifying work to maintain accuracy of outgoing collateral
  8. Conducting research using the internet as requested
  9. Scheduling appointments for the department
  1. Other projects as assigned
  2. Upload social media content as need


  • Current enrollment as a matriculating student with a cum GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Commitment to Christ.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills interacting with students, parents, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • Multi-tasked orientated, attention to detail, self-starter
  • Must have an interest in learning business marketing


Pleasant, professional environment. Shared office space. Regular interaction with staff, faculty and students.   Required to work non-business hours during enrollment and registration periods.


75% of the time is spent sitting at desk using the computer and phone.

Department: Academics
Status: Adjunct Faculty


Pillar College is seeking qualified and experienced ESL and English instructors to teach day, evening, and weekend courses in composition and literature at various locations in New Jersey and Florida: Newark, Paterson, Somerset and Miami.

Qualifications for English instructors: Ph.D or master’s degree in English Literature or Rhetoric and Composition.

Qualifications for ESL instructors: Master’s degree in TESOL, or closely related field; TESOL/ESL certification completed.

Department: Student Engagement/Academic Affairs
Status: Faculty Status


The Pillar College Library plays a vital role in supporting the mission of the institution in addition to keeping strong faculty/student research resources.

The library serves the combined locations of the college, containing approximately 700 students, 112 faculty and adjuncts and 66 support staff. The library servers as an environment conducive to study and research. It operates on a twelve month calendar year. Open daily during the academic year with adjustments for summer and holiday hours.

The Pillar College Library contains over 3000 print volumes and provides access to a large variety of databases.

Overview of the Roles and Responsibilities of the Director of the Library

The Director of the library is responsible for providing strong leadership in areas of library management, to include personnel management, organization, strategic planning, priority setting, fiscal management, policy and program development and facilities planning and maintenance.

For future hiring in this position I would encourage the college to seek an applicant with significant experience with budgets, library operations, recruiting/hiring, professional leadership, development of Long range plans in the areas of instruction and financially.


* Appreciate the diverse needs of library patrons, such as undergraduates, graduate students, professional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community, and promote a service based environment to support these constituencies effectively.

* Plan and manage the resources of the library to meet current needs as well as plan for future initiatives.

* Ensure that the library stays at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, outreach and delivery of information.

* Foster relationships with the college community and external sources to improve library services and facilities, enhance the quality of resources, and increase operational efficiency.

* Align library services with advances in research, instructional delivery, curriculum development, and academic study.

* Provide leadership to staff and students.

* Develop, implement and advance the Libraries’ mission and the mission of Pillar College.


* Design, develop, execute and evaluate a comprehensive career development program which supports student satisfaction and graduation outcomes; organizing and sharing responsibilities with staff where appropriate.

* Organize job fairs, events and/or coursework for career preparation curriculum, advising academic leaders and faculty where appropriate.

* Coordinate with Academic Chairs, Deans and Alumni on discipline-specific professional networks as sources for internships and job placement opportunities

* Counsel students one-on-one regarding all career services offered, maintaining confidentiality as appropriate. Refer students to other help resources, such as psychological counseling, if and when indicated.

* Partner with faculty to help students develop self-promotional tools such as web pages and Linkedin profiles, and/or special skills in areas such as grant writing, discipline-specific networking and applying their developing arts skills to related industries.

* Incorporate service tools such as Career Assessment Inventories, and job posting systems


Education & Experience

* Earned Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA accredited college or university

* Five years or more of academic teaching and/ or administration and supervision in higher education or in organizations requiring comparable skills and background.

Christian Life:

* Commitment to Pillar College Christian distinctives, including a Christ-centered curriculum, an evangelical theological approach, and appreciation of diverse Christian backgrounds and traditions.

* Vibrant Christian walk, characterized by mature relationships with others, consistent devotional life, and active involvement with local church.

Interpersonal Skills:

· Articulate in written and oral communications.

· Able to develop teamwork while organizing people and ideas.

· Creative in problem solving and conflict resolution.

· Initiates ideas and inspires responsibility appropriately.

· Maintains high expectations and positive collegial relationships.

· Adaptability within a diverse and urban cultural community.


Pleasant, professional environment.

Regular interaction with staff, faculty and students.


Long periods of standing in the classroom during instruction. Light to heavy depending on upon assignments.

To apply, send Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to HR@pillar.edu

Department: Academic Affairs
Position: Regular full-time
Status: Exempt


Under the direction of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) Director, the Assistant supports the administrative duties of the ARC, an institutional support service whose mission is to assist all students in achieving academic success. The primary responsibilities include the supervision of the ARC testing center; assisting students with password and portal re-set; assisting in the facilitation of academic plans for students on academic probation (SAP); assist with the registration of SAP students; systematic tracking of progress; and coordinating periodic development and training workshops for students and faculty.

The Assistant will communicate and consult regularly and work collaboratively with the Registrar who receives initial documentation for incoming students with disabilities and communicate with faculty to arrange accommodations appropriate to the nature of the disability and within the scope of the College’s ability to provide such support.


Supervision Received:

ü General Supervision

Supervision Given:

ü Coordinates activities

ü Monitors and schedules student tutors


· Schedules tutoring services to the student body on all campuses

· Monitors volunteer faculty and student tutors for general education courses, particularly in the following academic areas:

· Composition, grammar and research writing

· Computer literacy

· Developmental and College-level basic mathematics

· Library support

o Coordinates with the ARC Director, Registrar and faculty advisors to administer academic success plans to students on academic warning and probation and systematically track their progress from semester to semester.

o Supports the ARC Director in tracking effectiveness of the ARC by evaluating the academic success/progress of the students who receive support.

o Coordinates workshops for faculty and students in areas related to improving student academic success.

o Coordinate services with the Registrar’s Office for students identified with disabilities who are approved for academic accommodations and in need of support services.

o Supports the work of Library Services and trains/tutors students on online research tools.

o Creates and resets online student accounts including but not limited to student emails, portal, online, Grammarly and library database accounts

o Performs other duties as requested.

Test Center

· Primary Test Center Administrator supervising the coordination and administration of tests including CLEP, ESL, Accuplacer placements.



· Bachelor’s degree from an Accredited Institution.


· Administrative experience in a professional environment.

Christian Character

· Must have proven Christian character and spiritual maturity

· Commitment to Christ and the Church

· Agreement with the Pillar College Statement of Faith

Professional and Interpersonal Skills

· Exceptional ability to motivate, inspire and encourage students toward academic success and personal responsibility.

· Excellent written and interpersonal skills to communicate with a diverse population both in person and in a group context.

· Excellent computer skills including desktop applications, research, and social media.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Proven ability to work as a member of a team

· Ability to balance, plan and work on multiple tasks at a given time


· Maintains a presence at Pillar College’s main campus in Newark. Periodic visits to instructional sites may be necessary on a case-by-case basis.

· Pleasant, professional environment with shared office space.

· Regular interaction with students, faculty and staff.

· Fast-paced, up-beat atmosphere requiring innovation, responsibility and independence within a team-oriented setting.


· Ability to work with high energy for long hours, as may be required the day of an event.

· Some traveling to additional locations and instructional sites as needed.


· 40 hours/week, flexible schedule available.

Department: Academic Affairs/Registrar – Newark Campus
Position: Part time hourly (not to exceed 20 hours weekly)
Status: Federal Work Study


The student worker for Academics supports the Registrar’s office and Department Chairs by providing administrative support, primarily in the evening hours. Assist with special projects as directed and provide face-to-face support for students after standard business operation hours have ended.


Supervision Received:

ü General Supervision

WORK PERFORMED includes but is not limited to the following:

1. Provide general answers to frequently asked questions (i.e. “help-desk” type support) to students and faculty including but not limited to:

a. Pillar email, Moodle, and portal navigation

b. Scheduling and level 1 advising

2. Data entry into CampusVue related to student records

3. Filing documents in departmental files

4. Answering the phone and make phone calls on behalf of the department

5. Creating and updating records in the department database

6. Copying, sorting and shredding materials

7. Compiling information as requested by the departmental supervisor

8. Conducting research using the internet as requested

9. Scheduling appointments for the department

10. Assist with video conference courses when offered

11. Other projects as assigned


· Current enrollment as a matriculating student with a cum GPA of 2.5 or above

· Commitment to Christ.

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills interacting with students, parents, faculty, staff and the general public.

· Strong technology skills including proficiency in MS Office applications and audio/visual equipment

· Multi-task orientated, attention to detail, self-starter.


Mondays – Thursdays 4pm – 8pm; Saturdays 8am – 12noon – First floor Student Center in Newark. Regular interaction with staff, faculty and students. 75% of the time is spent sitting at desk using the computer and phone.