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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.

Pillar College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, or veteran status. When opportunities are available, please send a letter of interest and a resume to [email protected].

SUMMARY:

Email your resume to [email protected] for further information.

Pillar College is deeply committed to serving under-served 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.

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the Executive Director of Operations and Business Development (EDOBD) provides leadership to further Pillar Colleges’ purpose through operational excellence and new business development. The EDOBD is responsible for the day-to-day internal business operations and development activities of the College. The EDOBD will work closely with the COO to monitor and support system-wide advancement.

The EDOBD will exercise collaborative leadership; advise on policy, procedure, and operational issues; lead a variety of activities and manage resources that support the effective delivery and continuing enhancement of instructional programs and services to students and is also responsible for the development of new businesses. May be charged with leading the operationalization of strategic initiatives and special projects for the COO; and, serve on behalf of the COO within the organization and to external constituents as needed. Apply today at [email protected].

SUMMARY:

Email your resume to [email protected] for further information.

Pillar College is deeply committed to serving under-served 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.

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Director of Information Technology (SDIT) oversees the IT department and other technical operations within the college. Main duties include identifying the College’s IT needs, adding updates and enhancements to current computer systems, and ensuring employee’s technical issues are resolved efficiently. The SDIT oversees the delivery of all information and communications technologies, user support and customer services. The position requires extensive experience in serving organizational missions in close alignment with the strategic priorities of the leadership team. Apply today at [email protected]

Job Title: College Admissions Counselor

Department: Admissions

Position: Full-Time

Status: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

Pillar College is deeply committed to serving under-served 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.

The 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. The Admissions Counselor 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. The applicant should be able to endure rejection from apprehensive prospective students while thriving under the pressure of working in a fast-paced, results-oriented atmosphere. A positive attitude is essential in order to meet weekly, monthly and annual goals.

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.

RECRUITMENT & ADMISSIONS

  • Achieve personal enrollment goals to contribute to departmental goals;
  • Follow-up on inquiries, leads, and incomplete applicants (phone, email, personal notes, etc.) as necessary to achieve enrollment goals – making sure that applicants and leads are given the highest priority in data entry and marked for immediate follow-up.
  • Communicates admissions, registration and financial aid policies and procedures accurately and is up to date on said policies and procedures
  • Assist students with enrollment issues.
  • Read through each applicant’s file for the purpose of knowing the applicant as thoroughly as possible.
  • Process applications in a manner consistent with PC Admissions policy.
  • Possess a working knowledge of each applicant’s progress through the enrollment process by working closely with other Admissions team members.
  • Assist with, and attend campus events, info sessions, and open houses.
  • Be personally involved in on and off-campus recruitment events

(College Days, Concerts, Youth & Teen Conferences, Alumni gatherings, etc.), making sure that prospective students experience or understand as much of what PC has to offer as possible.

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.
  • Valid driver’s license

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.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Respectful and open-minded to the various Christian traditions represented at the College and its constituents.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable making presentations in front of large and small audiences.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Pressure to meet enrollment goals.
  • Pleasant, comfortable, professional shared office environment.
  • Nights and weekends required.
  • 40 % of time spent recruiting out of the office.
  • 60 % of time spent converting prospective students into newly enrolled students.

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.).
  • Driving distances and occasionally using PC or own personal vehicle (college reimburses for mileage on personal vehicle only).

COMPENSATION:

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

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

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]

Job Description

IDENTIFICATION:

Job Title: Associate Dean of Student Engagement
Department: Academic Affairs / Student Engagement
Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dean
Position: Regular Full-Time
Status: Exempt, Level 3

SUMMARY:
Reporting to the VPAA, the Associate Dean of Student Engagement coordinates
the administration of the Student Engagement Division at Pillar College. The
Associate Dean of Student Engagement creates a culture of leadership and
service that promotes students’ academic and personal success. This position
directly supervises and has oversight for the following areas: Student Conduct,
Safety & Integrity, Spiritual Development, Academic Resource Center, Student
Life and Intramural Sports. The Associate Dean will oversee the strategic
planning, budgeting, assessment, training and policy development for assigned
areas of responsibility.

The Associate Dean of Student Engagement will serve as the Chief Student
Affairs officer and the institution’s Title IX Coordinator.

WORK PERFORMED:

  • Provide leadership for Academic Support and Student Life Services (Academic
    Tutoring, Spiritual Formation/SGA, and Student Life)
  • Assist the VPAA with compliance issues related to regulatory bodies (including
    MSCHE, ABHE and NJHE)
  • Represent Student Engagement at faculty meetings
  • Participate in retreats and other committee/team involvement as assigned by
    the VPAA
  • Develop strategies for promoting student engagement and learning in
    collaboration with Academic Affairs
  • Ensure that every student is encouraged in pursuit of Christian spiritual
    formation and Christian service to community
  • Participate with faculty in providing experiences that contribute positively to
    each student’s personal and professional growth
  • Receive incoming students with an Orientation Program that assimilates them
    well into the college community (along with Academic and Admissions offices)
  • Provide informative liaison between the student body and the administration
  • Comply with legal and institutional requirements for student life
  • Maintain and update a network of resources for students that request or need
    counseling for spiritual or psychological problems
  • Be the Title IX Coordinator of Pillar College as well as ensure a culture of nondiscrimination
  • Communicate effectively with students and other stakeholders
  • Meet with on the Student Life and Spiritual Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Serve on various committees as assigned by the VPAA.
  • Participate in Orientations, Convocation, Commencement Ceremonies and
    Institution-wide events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in higher education or
    related field

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • 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.
  • A strong record of success as a supervisor, including but not limited to
    performance evaluation, professional development, setting individual
    goals, and assessment of performance effectiveness.
  • A high level of collegiality in working with other student engagement staff
    as well as campus and community constituencies along with the ability to
    build collaborative relationships characterized by mutual respect, trust and
    commitment to shared goals. Integrity, creativity, energy, and
    decisiveness along with the capacity to engage and inspire others.
  • Effectiveness in setting priorities and deadlines to ensure project goal and
    objectives are met.
  • Highly effective in all aspects of crisis management, including the ability to
    work collaboratively with others in managing crisis.
  • Highly proficient with technology including but not limited to social media,
    desktop office applications, student information systems and learning
    management systems.

Christian Life:

  • Commitment to Jesus Christ through new birth experience
  • Must have proven Christian character and spiritual maturity
  • Commitment to PC’s Statement of Faith and campus ethos
  • Active member of an evangelical church

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Pleasant, professional office environment
  • Regular interaction with Pillar College students on all Pillar campuses,
    leaders, visitors, alumni, faculty and staff, and pastors
  • Fast paced up-beat atmosphere encouraging innovation, responsibility,
    and team spirit

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 50% of time spent sitting at desk using computer and phone; 25% of time at
    events/schools offsite; 25% of time spent working with students, staff, faculty,
    and administration
  • Ability to work with high energy for long hours, as may be required the day of
    an event.
  • Some traveling required for local events and for meetings at the college’s other
    campuses

HOURS:
Full time, exempt employees are expected work a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Some evening and weekend hours are to be expected to support evening and weekend
classes.

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: 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:

  • 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:             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.

Position: Assistant Professor/Faculty of Master of Arts Counseling

Posted: June 3, 2021

Deadline: August 1, 2021

Type: Full-Time Exempt


Effective Date: August 1, 2021

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 strives 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 Fall Semester 2021. 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 August 1, 2021. The MA in Counseling degree program (MAC) is currently seeking CACREP-accreditation approval. The MAC program is designed to provide students with 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 Monday, June 30, 2021.

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:

  • Ph.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 Human Resources, Email: [email protected] or Mailing Address: Pillar College, 60 Park Place, Suite 701, Newark, New Jersey 07102

  • 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 Human Resources, 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.

Job Description  May 11, 2021

IDENTIFICATION:

Job Title:    Director of Institutional Outreach
Department:    Institutional Outreach
Position:    Full-Time
Status:    Exempt

SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Outreach & Marketing (VPIOM), The Director of Institutional Outreach (DIO) is primarily responsible to initiate and execute activities in the areas of community relations, promotion, and program representation. Outreach is defined as making the College, its President, and its programs known to external constituencies with the intention of strengthening the tangible and intangible resources of the college. The DIO will develop strong collaborative relationships with the senior staff and act as a liaison between the President, VPIOM, and senior staff as it pertains to outreach needs and actions. S/he will also prioritize the management and promotion of PEERS, Church Partnerships, P.A.C.E., and the Alumni Association.

Institutional Outreach/Community Engagement

  • Plan and manage outreach activities to advocate for increased awareness of programs
  • Raise the public visibility of the President and the VPIOM by making introductions/connections to key community leaders
  • Identify, connect and meet with pastors and community members
  • Develop, nurture, and sustain relationships with community, stakeholders, clergy
  • Develop relationships with local businesses
  • Meet with community organizations and agencies for internship opportunities
  • Plan and execute Live Talks with Pillar > Community to generate more awareness for Pillar College and the Institutional Outreach and Advancement department

PEERS and Church Partners

  • Continue to invite new pastors and grow the PEERS weekly attendance
  • Follow up and develop relationships with new pastors
  • Establish and enhance Church partnerships
  • Create collaboration with Churches (i.e., hosting exclusive ZOOM Info Sessions for their congregations to hear more about Pillar College programs and MW Academy)

P.A.C.E – Pillar Academy of Continuing Education

  • Direct and plan all aspects of the institution’s continuing education program
  • Oversee on and off-campus programs, activities, faculty affairs, and academic support services
  • Ensure that the curriculum remains current and in compliance with accreditation standards where applicable.
  • Make recommendations to VPIOM on improving continuing education programs
  • Oversee the P.A.C.E. budget and management of expenditures throughout the year
  • Plan special events and training workshops
  • Monitor enrollment for new and continuing students to ensure adequate enrollment in courses

Alumni Association

  • Serve to foster and strengthen the relationship between the College and its alumni
  • Within the scope of strategic goals, assist by leading the implementation of the strategic plan/calendar for alumni activities
  • Work with members of the community and other stakeholders to identify necessary programs and services
  • Engage and support alumni members via phone calls, email, letters, digital and social media
  • Cultivate a culture of abundance for alumni through training, education, and personal presence
  • Plans, coordinates, and schedules all logistical details for alumni programs and events
  • Research, write edit and proofread alumni newsletter, fundraising letters, promotional materials

Administrative Duties

  • Maintaining church partners database and ensure updating
    Maintain community engagement calendar
  • Strong written and verbal communications; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team are required. The ability to think and act independently is vital to this position. The ability to professionally interact and communicate with internal departments, multitask, and work to aggressive deadlines is of great importance.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to learn quickly in a high tempo environment are critical; a motivated and enthusiastic work style. Excellent project and time management skills are necessary. The ability to professionally represent the College is of great importance.

Teamwork

  • Serve as a member of the alumni association and help assure that all programs succeed when needed
  • Provide assistance and support to the VP of Institutional Outreach and Marketing on strategic thinking, community relations, and alumni development

Resources & Partnerships

  • Participate in coalition meetings around issues related to education and internship opportunities while collaborating with state, federal, non-profit, and faith-based coalitions.
  • Increase capacity of services by building working relationships with allied organizations in different areas such as housing, domestic violence advocacy, legal services, healthcare, and workforce.
  • Represent the organization in community-wide committees; oversee programs and execute their implementations and spend time on administrative tasks.

Communication skills. Must be able to speak and write clearly so that others can understand them. Working with the community and alumni requires effective communication. Public speaking experience is also helpful because of participating in community outreach.

Interpersonal skills. Should have good interpersonal skills. When speaking with members of the community, they must be tactful and able to explain and discuss all matters related to services that are needed.

Problem-solving skills. Must be able to address alumni, community members, and organization-related issues as they occur.
Time-management skills. Must prioritize and handle numerous tasks often in a short timeframe.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years experience in increasingly responsible development roles
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

CHRISTIAN LIFE

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

Job Description

IDENTIFICATION:

Job Title:     Office Coordinator
Department:     Registrar’s Office
Position:     Regular Full-Time
Incumbent:     New Position
Status:     Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

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.

SUPERVISION:

Supervision Received:

  • Immediate Supervision
  • General Supervision
  • General Direction
  • Understudy

Supervision Given:

  • Coordinates activities
  • Supervises Assistants
  • Supervises Fellow Workers
  • Supervises Department(s)

WORK PERFORMED:

Responsibilities

  • Enters transfer credits into Campus Nexus system and maintains up-to-date student degree progress audits
  • Oversees the organized and timely maintenance of student academic records (organizing, filing, and updating physical files and digital records on M Drive and in SIS; uploading student photos in to SIS)
  • Performs periodic evaluation of satisfactory student academic progress; monitors follow-up activities (ARC; FA; advisor)
  • 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
  • Monitors and maintains reports on faculty attendance and grade (mid-term & final) posting
  • Enters attendance and grades from Learning Management Systems (LMS) external to Campus Nexus (e.g. LCMC) into Campus Nexus.
    Maintains database of faculty courses and availability
  • 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))
  • Oversees department student worker(s)
  • Ensures PC complies with FERPA
  • Assist with organization and setup of academic events such as graduation, convocation, faculty retreats, etc.
  • 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
  • Assist the Registrar with special projects as needed

Qualifications:

Experience:

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

Education:

  • Degree or professional certificate preferred

Christian Life:

  • Commitment to Christ

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Able to agree to a high level of confidentiality of all student files
  • Maintain professionalism through interpersonal communication with students, parents, faculty, staff, and the general public

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Multi-tasked orientated, attention to detail, self-starter
  • Highly organized and independent worker
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Superior time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to apply strong teamwork skills to the 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
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to effectively coordinate a number of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    Possesses ethical decision-making skills, discretion, and sound judgment

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

85% of the time is spent sitting at a desk using the computer and phone primarily at Newark main campus.

HOURS:     40 hours/week

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Pillar College admits qualifying students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

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