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 [email protected].  Please include a personal statement of faith in your letter of interest.

IDENTIFICATION:

 

Job Title:         Student Service Center Specialist

Department:  Enrollment Services

Position:        Regular FT

Status:           Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

The Student Service Center Specialist (SSC Specialist), under the direction of the Director of the Student Service Center, will provide excellent customer service to students, parents, faculty and staff in a fast-paced “one-stop” Student Service Center. Responsibilities include assisting students with registration, financial aid application, and payment arrangements. The SSC Specialist will be an out-going expert who is energized and motivated to give detailed and accurate responses to students while contributing to a friendly office environment.

SUPERVISION:

Supervision Received:

√Immediate Supervision

√General Supervision

√General Direction

Supervision Given:

WORK PERFORMED, but not limited to:

The SSC Specialist, the direction of the Director of the Student Service Center, will service students in multiple ways:

  • Financial Aid clearance for registration for new and returning students – collecting FA documents (Loan Declaration Forms, Pillar College grant applications, verification paperwork), guaranteeing electronic processes are complete (FAFSA, Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note, HESAA), and setting up payment plans
  • Calendar Appointments, Phone Calls, Email , Classroom Visits, Live Chat and/or Walk-ins

Services will include but not limited to:

  • Estimate discussion with new students
  • Registration bill discussion with returning students
  • Assistance with FAFSA completion
  • Setting up payment plans
  • Processing (non-automatic) payments
  • Basic training in student portal use

In partnership with Registrar’s office, Student Accounts, and Financial Aid Office, the SSC Specialist will provide:

  • Withdrawal forms
  • Academic Petition Forms
  • Incomplete Grade Request Forms
  • Enrollment Verification letters
  • Other forms as needed
  • Status of student’s account
  • Support with Payments Plans (in partnership with Student Accounts)
  • Registration support (in partnership with Registrar and Program Leaders)
  • Ensure all students are cleared to register for following semester

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • A desire and excitement to work with students one-on-one throughout the enrollment process
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize activities, and the flexibility to make adjustments in response to change or frequent interruptions
  • Excellent communication skills, sufficient to explain policies, procedures and practices and to sustain excellent customer interactions in person, by phone and email
  • A demonstrated ability to understand and gain proficiency in the student information database and other standard office technologies

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience with the daily operations of the areas of enrollment management, financial aid, and registrar
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with professional integrity and discretion
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Experience in supporting a diverse student population
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); CampusVue
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Bilingual preferred: English and Spanish (written and oral)

Christian Life:

  • Commitment to Jesus Christ through new birth experience
  • Must have proven Christian character and spiritual maturity

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Pleasant, professional environment
  • Regular interaction with staff, faculty, and students

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

90% of the time in the office; 10% of the time at other sites

All candidates should email resumes or CV’s to [email protected]

Job Title:                      Executive Administrative Assistant

Department:                 Office of the Chief Operating Officer

Position:                       Full-Time

Status:                         Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

In the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Administrative Assistant provides executive level support for the COO and VP of Operations with responsibility for complex administrative matters. Creates reports and retrieves information. Handles highly confidential records. Prepares and manages departmental budgets. Schedules appointments. Initially fields media contacts daily, during emergencies, and periods requiring crisis communications. Communicates with key constituents of the college and President, including members of the Board of Trustees, Accrediting Boards, President Cabinet, and Leadership Team.

 

SUPERVISION:

Supervision Received: (select as applicable)

Immediate Supervision

  • General Supervision

General Direction

Understudy

Supervision Given:

  • Coordinates Events & Activities

Supervises Assistants

Supervises Fellow Workers

Supervises Department(s)

WORK PERFORMED:

Perform the administrative duties for the office of the Executive Vice President of the college.

 Provides executive level support for the EVP with responsibility for coordinating project activities, information retrieval, and complex administrative matters.

 Maintains the calendar of the EVP. Schedules appointments, plans and organizes meetings, and takes meeting minutes as requested.

 Composes, edits, and compiles correspondence and reports with a high degree of accuracy.

 Communicates professionally with key constituents of the College and President’s office, including Pillar’s Board of Trustees, president Cabinet, Leadership team, media, elected officials, and accrediting boards.

 Assist the EVP in managing the department budget including monitors expenditures, researches purchase options and prepares purchase requisitions and invoices. Prepares operating budgets and performs ongoing budget analysis. Prepares budget status reports and completes budget transfers.

 Handles highly confidential records which may include those related to personnel, contracts, legal matters, grievances, and complaints.

 Coordinate the President’s Office participation for internal and external events, such as community activities, public relations events, admissions open houses, leadership lunches, academic ceremonies, etc.

 Assist with quarterly strategic and monthly staff meetings, Graduation, Baccalaureate events.

 Prepare expense report reconciliations and payment vouchers for the EVP.

 Word process meeting agendas and meeting notes as directed by EVP.

 Advise the Business Office of office supply needs.

 Supports the EVP by providing assistance with gathering data and information and responding to a wide range of information requests made by the college.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in a higher education or academic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy.
  •  Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of internal and external constituents, including the Pillar’s Board of Trustees, elected officials, media, accrediting boards, and the general public.
  • Ability to adapt, problem solve, prioritize, and work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to perform basic accounting, budgeting, and finance practices.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  •  Ability to assume new responsibilities on own initiative and execute them in an effective manner.
  •  Ability to meet deadlines and respond quickly to changing and competing priorities.
  •  Ability to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned and timely decisions.
  •  Ability to assess and evaluate priorities to determine which situations need immediate attention.
  • Ability to anticipate and diffuse problems before they occur.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Five years of appropriate experience.
  • Experience with personal computers and Microsoft Office certified (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat software programs.

CHRISTIAN LIFE

  • Must have proven Christian character and spiritual maturity.

SKILLS

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Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

 Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

 Maintain confidentiality

 Strong ability to multi-task.

Working Conditions:

Pleasant, professional urban college environment. High degree of contact with leadership team, board members, and other staff/faculty

Physical Demands:

80% of the time is spent sitting at desk using the computer and phone

Hours:

__40_ hours/week.

COMPENSATION:

Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with education and experience.

Job Title: Director of Admissions

Department: Institutional Outreach

Position: Regular FT

Status: Exempt

SUMMARY:

The Director of Admissions (DOA) is a full-time position under the supervision of the Vice President of Enrollment Services. The DOA manages and directs the Office of Admissions and the Student Admissions Recruiters for all 3 Pillar College campuses, and future sites. In this role the DOA is responsible for accomplishing the Admissions Office objectives of the college, beginning with attracting new leads, and processing prospective students through application, acceptance and first semester enrollment. The DOA works closely with the Director of Student Service Center who ensures the students receive the appropriate financial aid packaging and advising.

Other activities of the DOA include overseeing and assisting the Admissions Team with student interviews, coaching and leadership development of staff, goals and calendar planning, budgeting, providing the President with ongoing monthly enrollment reports, recruiting prospective students and assisting with enrollment processing and office management as needed to meet the department’s goals.

The DOA will also be responsible for coordinating and planning special events for admissions promotion and recruiting. Additionally, the DOA works closely with the Marketing Director for strategies on media, print, television, website, and radio marketing for admissions.

SUPERVISION:

Supervision Received:

General Supervision

Supervision Given:

Supervises Department(s)

Supervises Fellow Workers

WORK PERFORMED:

Management / Supervision

With the assistance and support of the VP of Enrollment Services, the DOA leads and manages the Admissions Team in the following ways:

1. Recommends and participates in the hiring of highly competent Admissions Recruiters.

2. Coaches and provides professional development (ongoing training)

3. Team-building

4. Problem-solving

5. Goal-setting

6. Performance evaluations

7. Manages roles and team dynamics of multiple extension sites (Newark, Somerset, Paterson, etc.).

8. Maintains an effective system of communication and teamwork throughout the admissions office.

9. Serves as a mentor to Admissions Recruiters in order to train and develop them into top performing team members.

10. Creates a climate of positive, proactive morale and is personally involved in helping staff achieve their student recruitment goals,

11. Leads in motivating, encouraging, and discussing key issues and concerns with Student Admissions Recruiters

12. Handles additional duties as assigned.

Administration

Daily Admissions Team administrative tasks include (doing or overseeing):

1. Making follow-up calls,

2. Student interviews,

3. File management and fulfillment duties for student enrollment,

4. Assisting with various forms of correspondence with schools, churches, students, and community leaders,

5. Attending, planning, and/or facilitating ongoing, various meetings (administrative, organizational, leadership, training, and strategic planning meetings).

6. Reporting, managing and developing a longitudinal funnel for the President.

7. The DOA assists with the ongoing budgetary management of the Admissions Department to ensure responsible fiscal spending, allocation of resources, and investment opportunities. Ongoing analysis, review, and forecasting with the assistance of the President, VP of Finance, and VP of Enrollment Services should be expected.

Recruitment

The DOA plans, organizes, staffs, participates, and evaluates various recruiting events at churches, high schools, trade schools, business events, community colleges, and conferences. The DOA effectively plans and manages a 12-month calendar of prospective recruiting events to best assess ROI, effectiveness, and lead generation/conversion probability. On an on-going basis, the DOA:

1. Serves as the Senior Recruiter for the department and oversees new student interviews.

2. Handles all phases of admissions process and is responsible with the Marketing Director for generating prospects and new student enrollments.

3. Provides Day-to-Day management of the recruitment efforts

4. Keeps consistent and accurate records of prospective student contacts within Database.

5. Reports staff’s daily activity while achieving personal enrollment goals.

6. Maintains and achieves team and individual goals for the month, quarter and year that drive enrollment to meet annual targets.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

 Outstanding interpersonal and relational skills

 Competence in organizational leadership, recruiting and team-building.

 Computer skills and knowledge of database program (CampusVue) preferred.

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 Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 3 years of leadership in a higher education institution.

 Marketing, sales, financial aid and telemarketing background/experience is preferred.

Education:

 Master’s Degree strongly preferred

Christian Life:

 Commitment to Christ.

 Understands “balance” and is committed to serving, “retreating”, and sharing.

Interpersonal Skills:

 Committed to and shares the values of Pillar College publicly and privately.

 Committed to and shares the A-Team’s guiding principles for success.

 Excellent interpersonal skills.

 Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

 Respectful and open minded to the various Christian traditions represented at the college and its constituents.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Fast-paced, work environment.

Effective multi-tasking is must.

Pressure to meet enrollment goals is ongoing.

Pleasant, comfortable, professional office environment. Shared office.

Must be able to manage stress and emotions of team, leadership, and the anxiety of deadlines, reports, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Approximately 60% of the time will be spent “internally” overseeing the management and administrative functions of the job. Approximately 40% of the time the DOA will be in the community, meeting with leaders, pastors, administrators, at various events networking, recruiting, engaging prospective students, and building relationships with community partners, media, high school principals, etc.

Some evening and weekend hours will be required. The DOA will at times have to set-up and break-down conference presentations and carry heavy equipment and literature on- and off-site (with staff). Additionally, the DOA will also have to drive to respective events and meetings. Mileage reimbursement available.

SUMMARY:

The Student Accounts Representative under the Direction of the Business Office working in the Student Accounts Department, providing student account billing, payment, and financial transactions to student and college departments as requested. The Student Accounts Representative functions as the primary source of solutions to student inquiries regarding billing, financial arrangements. The Student Accounts Representative shall also help maintain accurate and timely information about Pillar College students’ overall financial condition, and shall support general Financial and Accounting activities as needed.

SUPERVISION:

  Supervision Received:

  • Immediate Supervision

–  General Supervision

–   General Direction

WORK PERFORMED (not in priority order):

  1. Process on-line tuition payments utilizing Sage software system to complete financial transactions.
  2. Collecting balances owed by active and inactive students utilizing contact by telephone, e-mail, regular mail, face-to-face interaction, etc.
  3. Assist with the processing of 1098-Ts and work with the team on distribution of student tax forms.
  4. Performs cashiering and refunding functions for student accounts in accordance to the college’s billing and refund policies, institutional and FERPA confidentiality regulations; and Federal Title IV cash management regulations.
  5. Manage in Campus Management the “PaymentPlan” module in Student Accounts, provide written updates as needed in the activities module.
  6. Produce student invoice, ledger, payment plan follow-up, and send monthly registration bill.
  7. Monitor and maintain the Student Account email.
  8. Cross match Campus Management payments with Sage payment plans, correct account as needed.
  9. Negotiating and creating payment arrangements.
  10. Documentation of interaction with students on CampusVue Contact Manager for future references and interdepartmental communication.
  11. Provide weekly progress reports and other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: 

  • Pleasant, professional environment
  • Primary office is at 60 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102
  • Regular interaction with Pillar College staff and students
  • Fast paced up-beat atmosphere encouraging innovation, curiosity, responsibility, and team spirit.

Physical Demands:

80% of time spent sitting at desk using computer and phone; 20% of time standing and walking.

Hours:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:        Assistant Professor/Faculty – Master of Arts Counseling

Deadline:       December 1, 2019

Type:              Full-Time Exempt

 

Effective Date: January 2, 2020

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 an intentionally Christian community and strive to bring all of life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. As a community, Pillar College affirms the purpose of academic progress, personal development and spiritual growth. Pillar College is a growing Christian institution with multiple locations in New Jersey, including Somerset, Paterson, and Newark.

Pillar College is seeking an Assistant Professor/Faculty for its Master of Arts in Counseling degree program to begin in the Spring Semester 2020. The Assistant Professor/Faculty reports to the Program Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling degree program (MAC). This is a full-time, 10-month faculty position to begin January 2, 2020. The MA in Counseling degree program (MAC) is currently seeking CACREP-accreditation approval. The MAC program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive academic and experiential training in counselor education and a specialization in marriage, couple, and family counseling.

Pillar College is searching for a person who embraces its Faith Statement, core values, and community life commitments to work in a diverse Christian College environment. There will be an ongoing review of application materials until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit application materials by December 1, 2019.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach graduate courses in marriage, couple, and family counseling and in the CACREP-core curriculum (teaching load is usually 2 courses per 8-week term).
  • Provide academic advising and mentorship to graduate students.
  • Provide academic oversight for students in Field Experience courses.
  • 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.
  • Participate in promotional events, meetings, and recruitment activities to ensure program viability.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP (The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited program, or have related doctoral degree and have related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • Counseling Education experience and qualifications eligible to lead practitioner-scholars.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Professional Counseling in the State of New Jersey (LPC).
  • Proven teaching excellence in graduate instruction and demonstrated clinical competence in counseling.
  • Documented professional counselor identity as evidenced by education, teaching, clinical experience and professional affiliations (such as American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision).
  • Documented professional experience and competency in working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Familiarity with CACREP standards and the accreditation process is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work and engage in a diverse environment
  • Commitment to Pillar College’s Statement of Faith and campus ethos.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit the following applications materials to Dr. Tracey M. Duncan, Program Director of the MA in Counseling degree program (MAC), Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • “Official” Transcripts for each higher education institution attended (including Bachelor’s degree, and any degree program you may have currently enrolled in). Transcripts must be provided in a sealed envelope and mail to Dr. Tracey M. Duncan, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Program Development, Pillar College, 60 Park Place, Suite 701, Newark, New Jersey 07102
  • Teaching philosophy
  • A brief statement of personal faith perspective (no more than two pages)*

*Personal Faith Perspective – While there is no predetermined length or format for the Statement of Faith, the norm is a one or two-page narrative document describing the applicant’s central Christian beliefs, significant formative influences in the applicant’s Christian journey, and ways in which the applicant’s faith is demonstrated in daily patterns and practices.

Department:             Elementary Education – Mathematics

Position:                    Regular Part-Time

Status:                       Non-Exempt 

Summary:

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

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

To apply submit a letter of application, resume/curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a Statement of Faith. Submit materials to [email protected].

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

IDENTIFICATION

Job Title:                    Program Coordinator of Master of Arts Counseling

Department:             Master of Arts Counseling

Status:                       Full-Time Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

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 seeking a Program Coordinator for its Master of Arts in Counseling degree program (MAC). This is an opportunity to provide leadership for successful program to become accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Pillar College is searching for a person who embraces its Faith Statement, core values, and community life commitments to work in a diverse Christian College environment. This person will have the opportunity to provide leadership and oversee the growth and development of the MAC program at Pillar College.

The Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling degree program (MAC). The responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include leading and directing faculty, adjuncts, and instructors. The Program Coordinator will provide leadership to ensure adequate planning, curricular instruction, program development, and the growth of MAC as an accredited Pillar College degree program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative Leadership

  • Execute plans to achieve program goals related to continuing adult education, and other programs under the direction of the Program Director (PD) and Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA).
  • Prepare and submit reports as requested by the PD 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 Program Director with budget planning and budget management related to program areas of responsibility.
  • Manage a schedule of major program activities and events for the
  • 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.

Teaching and Supervision

  • Teach graduate courses in marriage, couple, and family counseling and in the CACREP-core curriculum (teaching load is usually 3-4 courses per academic year).
  • Provide academic advising and mentorship to graduate students.
  • Provide academic oversight for students in Field Experience courses.

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 Program Director to launch a certificate, seminar, and workshop to promote learning opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Student Engagement and Enrollment Services to improve student academic performance, retention, program completion.
  • Secure adjuncts, instructors, and mentors for Pillar College programs.

Growth and Community Engagement

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP (The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited program or equivalent program.
  • Counseling Education experience and qualifications eligible to lead practitioner-scholars.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Professional Counseling in the State of New Jersey (LPC).
  • Proven teaching excellence in graduate instruction and demonstrated clinical competence in school counseling.
  • Documented professional counselor identity as evidenced by education, teaching, clinical experience and professional affiliations (such as American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision).
  • Documented professional experience and competency in working with culturally diverse populations.
  • Willingness to engage in community/school-university partnerships.
  • Familiarity with CACREP standards and the accreditation process.
  • Evidence of student-oriented instruction and leadership within a collaborative environment.
  • Experience in teaching adult learners with a 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.
  • 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 management software desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Uphold duties with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Commitment to Pillar College’s Statement of Faith and campus ethos.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit the following applications materials to Dr. Tracey M. Duncan, Program Director of the MA in Counseling Program (MAC), Email: [email protected] and [email protected]. The deadline for materials is December 1, 2019.

  • Letter of application/cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • “Official” transcripts for each higher education institution attended (including bachelor’s degree, and any degree program currently enrolled in). Transcripts must be provided in a sealed envelope from the institution(s) and mailed to Dr. Tracey M. Duncan, Program Director of the MA in Counseling Program, Pillar College, 60 Park Place, Suite 701, Newark, New Jersey 07102.
  • Teaching philosophy
  • A brief statement of personal faith perspective (no more than two pages) *

*Personal Faith Perspective – While there is no predetermined length or format for the Personal Faith Perspective, the norm is an one to two-page narrative documentation describing the applicant’s central Christian beliefs, significant formative influences in the applicant’s Christian journey, and ways in which the applicant’s faith is demonstrated in daily patterns and practices

Department: Elementary Education

Position:          Regular Part-Time      

Status:             Non-Exempt

Summary:

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 [email protected]

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Position:          Regular Part-Time
Status:              Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

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 [email protected]

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-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: [email protected] No Phone Calls Please.


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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

Qualifications:

· 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.

Inquiries

Submit a curriculum vitae or resume with a cover letter to the Office of Vice President of Academic Affairs at [email protected]

epartment:   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.

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.

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

SUMMARY:

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:

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

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.

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

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

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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.

Job Title:                   ADJUNCT FACULTY

Department:             Elementary Education – Social Studies

Position:                    Regular Part-Time

Status:                       Non-Exempt

Summary:

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

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

To apply submit a letter of application, resume/curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a Statement of Faith. Submit materials to [email protected].

 Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

IDENTIFICATION:

Job Title: Marketing Specialist

Department: Marketing

Position: Full-Time

Status: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

Under supervision of the Vice President of Institutional Outreach and Marketing (VPIOM), manages the various marketing, communications and social media activities of the College.

SUPERVISION:

Supervision Received:
Immediate Supervision
• General Supervision
General Direction
Understudy

Supervision Given:
• Coordinates Events & Activities
Supervises Assistants
Supervises Fellow Workers
Supervises Department(s)

WORK PERFORMED:
Marketing, Communications, and Social Media
• Assist in the creation of content for promotional pieces, brochures, ads, newsletters, website, social media, etc.
• Maintain the editorial calendar and master marketing timeline
• Manage projects to ensure all deadlines are met
• Manage marketing-related CRM activities and campaign, such as email drip, deliver mailings, audience segmentation, etc.
• Monitor campaign performance
• Develop content for blog, news columns, organic social media
• Draft press releases
• Update website content
• Help coordinate and execute special events like ribbon-cutting ceremonies, virtual and in-person open house events, information sessions, webinars, etc., including monitoring web registration pages
• Track, measure, and report on performance metrics
• Assist in the preparation of marketing/digital reports
QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Experience working in an academic setting preferred
• Expert knowledge of: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); Intermediate knowledge of Web and database technology
• Experience with design programs (Adobe Creative Suite such as InDesign, Photoshop) preferred Job

CHRISTIAN LIFE
• Must have proven Christian character and spiritual maturity.
• Commitment to Jesus Christ through new birth experience
SKILLS
• Excellent writing & verbal communication skills
• Outstanding organizational and project management skills involving multiple, simultaneous projects
• Solutions-focused mindset and ability to turn data into actionable insights
• Current knowledge of print, design, media and advertising as well as technology and new media best practices and willingness to learn new systems
• Ability to meet stringent deadlines and work under pressure and troubleshoot in a high-volume work environment
• Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
• Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals
• Specific experience launching and marketing new campaigns
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Pleasant, professional environment
• Regular interaction with visitors, donors, staff, board members, pastors and students.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Fast paced up-beat atmosphere encouraging innovation, responsibility, and team spirit.
80% of time in the office; 20% of the time out of the office

HOURS:
40 hours/week.

COMPENSATION:
Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with education and experience.