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Careers at Pillar College

Pillar College welcomes applications from diverse candidates who support our mission to educate, inspire, and equip students for excellent scholarship, service, and leadership. Our core values of embodying Christian belief and practice, educational excellence, fostering community, practicing good stewardship with integrity, and embracing cultural and ethnic diversity define our work. If you possess these same values, we invite you to apply now.

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Browse our listing of positions. Candidates for positions at Pillar are encouraged to be familiar with the College’s Mission, Statements of Faith and Vision. Please send a letter of interest and resume to [email protected].

Terms of Employment

Administrative, staff, student employment is on an “at will” basis and for no definite period. Employment may, regardless of the time and manner of wage payments, be terminated at any time with or without cause by the College or the employee.

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 2020;
  • 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.

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 2020;
  • 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 2020. 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: 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.

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] 

SUMMARY:

Pillar College is a growing Evangelical institution with multiple locations in New Jersey, including Newark, Paterson, Somerset, Plainfield and Jersey City.

The Experienced College Admissions Counselor is a full-time position and reports to the Director of Admissions. This person is responsible for supporting new student recruitment and enrollment growth and is the face of Pillar College (PC) at events, Info Sessions, church visits and all student recruitment efforts. The Counselor works close with the Marketing and Academic teams to ensure all goals are met and students receive excellent service.

The successful candidate must believe in the mission of Pillar College. 

To apply submit  resume to [email protected].

GENERAL WORK PERFORMED:

  • Enroll given percentage of students based on Admissions target goals.
  • Heavy phone work; 100 daily outbound calls responding to inquiries focused on setting admissions interviews with prospective students.
  • Compassionately communicate a strong sense of urgency with prospective students to complete application process before admissions deadline.
  • Must be available to work on weekends, evenings, days and occasional split shifts. Required to work at least one Sunday a month.
  • Assisting with occasional cross departmental projects and front desk/receptionist duties (i.e. phone coverage, and greeting visitors).
  • Keep consistent and accurate records of prospective and current student contacts within the college database.
  • Including, but not limited to, other related tasks as described in summary above.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

  • Higher education sales, telemarketing, or tele-counseling experience preferred.
  • Ability to sit and make phone calls for several hours per day.
  • Computer skills and knowledge about database programs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Marketing, sales, financial aid and telemarketing background is preferred.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • Two years related work experience

Christian Life:

  • Maintains a consistent and growing relationship with Jesus Christ consistent with the Pillar College statement of faith.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 60% of the time is spent sitting at desk using the phone and computer.
  • 40% of the time is spent standing at display booths and other events 2-8 hours per event.
  • May occasionally carry heavy display equipment and literature (+/-25 lbs.).

COMPENSATION:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with education and experience.

To apply submit  resume to [email protected].

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Department:             Registrar

Position:                    Part-Time

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).

The Office Coordinator of the Registrar’s Office is chiefly to manage the administrative operations of the Office and provide administrative support to the Registrar, including maintenance of academic records of new students and coordinating office procedures and activities.

The successful candidate must believe in the mission of Pillar College. 

To apply submit  resume to [email protected].

GENERAL WORK PERFORMED, but not limited too:

  1. Oversees the organized and timely maintenance of student academic records (organizing, filing and updating physical files and digital records on server and in SIS) including monthly NSLDS Reporting
  2. Performs periodic evaluation of satisfactory student academic progress; Monitors follow-up activities for SAP process (ARC; FA; advisor)
  3. Maintains reports on students with Dean’s & President’s list honors, multiple absences (as reported), as well as those on academic probation, sending appropriate correspondence for each
  4. Monitors and maintains reports on faculty attendance and grade (mid-term & final) posting
  5. Maintains database of faculty courses and availability
  6. Creates and maintains student user accounts
  7. Assists the Registrar in preparation of academic catalog (tracks curricular updates from Curriculum Committee and updates catalog; updates Degree Completion Worksheets; maintains program versions in SIS (Campus Nexus))
  8. Ensures PC complies with FERPA
  9. Assist with organization and setup of academic events such as graduation, convocation, faculty retreats, etc.
  10. Support and maintain Registrar’s appointment calendar and email; fielding and screening of walk-ins, phone calls, appointment requests, and correspondence for the Registrar as necessary

Qualifications:

 Experience:

  • Previous experience as an office coordinator/manager or administrative assistant preferred
  • Computer skill proficiency necessary for data entry and word processing
  • Knowledge and agreement with Pillar’s mission and values
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Commitment to customer-oriented service

Education:

  • Degree or professional certificate preferred

Christian Life:

  • Commitment to Christ

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Multi-tasked orientated, attention to detail, self-starter
  • Highly organized and independent worker
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to apply teamwork skills to daily management of tasks and interactions with coworkers
  • Computer proficiency with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and other commonly used software programs applicable to business operations
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

To apply submit  resume to [email protected].

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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:

  • 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.

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.

Department:             Operations

Position:                    Full-Time

Status:                       Exempt

Summary:

Under the leadership of the President, the VP, Finance & Administration is responsible for accurately administering the operational and financial concerns of Pillar College for assuring budget compliance and financial stability.  He or she is a member of the President’s Cabinet and Leadership Team and is responsible for the implementation and oversight of policies, personnel, and procedures within the organization.  The VP, Finance & Administration provides strategic leadership, vision, and oversight in all key administrative matters of the College.  The summary of the description is:

  • With direct oversight of 3 executive directors, drive the operational effectiveness of Pillar College and all associated organizations through thorough strategic planning and effective financial controls.
  • The VP, Finance & Administration has principal responsibility for solving organizational problems in order to keep the President focused on the primary task of governance and the executive leadership of Pillar College.
  • Responsible for driving effectiveness in the business areas and drive and assist with the launch of new programs to serve the community.
  • Oversee the operational side of the College in an effort consistent with the achievement of its strategic plan.
  • Ensure operational consistency of both the organizational, operations and financial functions within the College.
  • Responsible for developing Key Performance Measurement process and system for effective communication of financial and organizational metrics for the President and the Board.

To apply submit resume to [email protected].

Pillar College will have virtual instruction and work remotely from January 3, 2022, and will resume in-person instruction and in-office work on January 18, 2022.

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