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.

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Job Title:                Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the College

Department:         Academic Affairs

Position:                   Regular Full-Time

Status:                       Exempt

SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the College is responsible for all matters pertaining to the academic program of the institution. S/he shall:

  • Partner with the President on strategic issues of college
  • Serve on the President’s Cabinet and Leadership Team
  • Implement the educational philosophy consistent with Pillar College’s mission, statement of faith, and ethos
  • With the president, oversee the quality of the institution for maintaining accreditation and giving leadership to the self-study process for accreditation renewal
  • Develop and oversee academic policies, program, and curricula
  • Envision, strategize, and prepare curriculum modifications and additions, including substantive changes for regulatory bodies
  • Demonstrate breadth of executive and entrepreneurial leadership for assisting all departments of the college in organizational health and development
  • Recruit, nominate, supervise and develop faculty, and represent the faculty to Pillar leadership
  • Represent academic needs and academic progress of students to the Pillar leadership
  • Oversee leaders of the academic departments and of student retention and student life
  • Other responsibilities as defined by the President.

SUPERVISION:

Supervision Received:

General Direction from the President

Supervision Given:

Supervises Assistants

Supervises Department(s)

 

WORK PERFORMED:

Leadership:

  • Share with other college executives in the planning and executing of growth strategies, including vision and promotion of the college’s programs
  • Communicate through writing and speaking to internal and external communities the values, mission and vision off the college
  • Seek to augment financial resources in support of the academic programs of the college
  • Serve on President’s Cabinet and the Leadership Team, representing the academic mission of Pillar College
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends in higher education and the Christian Church
  • Maintain regular visibility at the branch campus(es) and instructional site(s)

Administrative:

  • Report through the President to the Board of Trustees regarding the academic program.
  • Represent Pillar College to the accrediting agencies and NJ Commission on Higher Education including all necessary reports and updates
  • Chair the faculty, curriculum and academic affairs committees, or delegate leadership
  • Chair committee of tenure, promotion and sabbaticals for faculty, or delegate leadership
  • Oversee planning for Convocation and Commencement ceremonies
  • Ensure appropriate learning resources (people, informational and materials) in compliance with accrediting standards
  • Contribute significantly to the strategic planning process of the college
  • Contribute significantly to the corporate budget process as well as develop and monitor budgets of academic departments
  • Prepare agendas and participate on the Academic Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Ensure adequate academic information technology hardware and soft ware
  • Oversee all academic administrative personnel as specified by Pillar’s organizational chart

Academic:

  • Implement and maintain Pillar’s educational philosophy as applied to academic policy, programs, curricula, and external educational standards
  • Ensure ongoing assessment, evaluation and revision of learning outcomes, curricula, course syllabi, and policies, in compliance with the academic criteria of State and accrediting standards
  • Develop and submit appropriate proposals for new programs, majors, and degrees to appropriate educational bodies
  • Coordinate integration and cooperation between Pillar’s academic departments
  • Support and enhance the area of academic advising.

Faculty:

  • Recruit and nominate to the President all full time faculty candidates
  • Work with department heads to recruit and hire all adjunct faculty
  • Supervise and facilitate orientation, training, assessment and development of all faculty
  • Assign courses and generate contracts for faculty each academic term in consultation with the registrar
  • Chair faculty meetings and retreats and provide overall leadership and encouragement to faculty.
  • Coordinate development of program revisions, of approval of graduates, and of overall evaluation of academic programs.

 

Qualifications:

Experience:

  • Five years or more of successful administration, supervision, and senior leadership in higher education or in organizations requiring comparable skills and background
  • Effective entrepreneurial leadership in an academic environment or comparable educational industry
  • Evidence of integration of Christian faith in academics, ministry and service values and practice
  • Proven post-secondary teaching experience
  • Experience with budget management, accreditation processes and publications preferred

Education:

  • Earned academic terminal degree (Ed.D or Ph.D. preferred) from an accredited institution
  • Additional graduate and/or undergraduate degrees in supporting, related disciplines preferred (e.g., ministry, biblical studies, Christian education, education, humanities) preferred

Christian Life:

  • Commitment to biblical truth, including a Christ-centered curriculum, with appreciation of Wesleyan evangelical theology and diverse Christian backgrounds and traditions
  • Vibrant Christian walk, characterized by mature relationships with others, consistent devotional life, and active involvement in ministry
  • Membership and active participation in a local church that is compatible with Pillar College’s statement of faith.

Skills/Characteristics:

  • Heart for Pillar’s Mission statement
  • Articulate in written and oral communications.
  • Effective leadership and team building skills.
  • Creative and courageous in problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Initiates ideas and delegates responsibility appropriately.
  • Maintains high expectations and positive collegial relationships.
  • High level of critical thinking

Outstanding EQI (emotional intelligence) combined with relational ease with individuals of varying backgrounds

  • Great appreciation for multi-cultural community and mission to the under-served
  • Comfortable in urban and suburban environments
  • Able to self-organize, manage stress, and adapt to change.
  • Provides effective individualized professional counsel to immediate team members.
  • Proficient in MS Office or comparable software.

Working Conditions:

Pleasant, professional environment.
Executive Assistant provided.
Private office.
Regular interaction with staff, faculty, and students.

Physical Demands:

Some travel and entertaining in the region.
Evening hours and weekend tasks required.

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Job Title
:  Admissions Coordinator

Department:  Admissions

Position:   Full-Time

 Status:    Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

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-pace, 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 education 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.


 

 

Job Title:         Student Worker

Department:   Varies

Position:           Part time hourly (not to exceed 20 hours weekly)

Status:              Federal Work Study

 

SUMMARY:  

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:

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

Qualifications:

  • 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

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

 

 


 

Job Title: English and ESL Instructor
Department: Academics
Status: Adjunct Faculty

Summary

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.