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  • Faculty and Staff Positions

    As Lee University continues to grow and expand, we are always looking for talented and qualified persons to help fill our ranks. New faculty positions are always opening as our various academic departments expand and grow to fill the educational needs of our students. With our increase in student population, the work load for our administrative and support staff is ever increasing. We are always looking for forward thinking individuals to come in and make this the best university possible. Lee University is currently looking for qualified persons to fill the positions listed below.

    Faculty Positions

    Lee University seeks to employ outstanding Christian professionals who share the vision of preparing young men and women for Christian living in the 21st Century. All faculty positions are tenure-track appointments, and candidates must be committed Christians.
    Applicants should submit a letter of application, vitae, three letters of reference and student evaluations (if applicable) to the designated chairperson prior to March 15. Each department chairperson's email address is listed for more information.
    Applications are invited for the faculty positions listed below. Select the position for more details.

    Theatre Light Design Faculty

    Position Description

    Lee University, Cleveland, TN, seeks a new theatre faculty member in theatrical lighting design (rank commensurate with degree and experience) with documented experience in teaching and designing lights at the professional or college level. Experience in computer aided design (Vectorworks) and other relevant technologies required. The ideal candidate would also have a secondary area of design. The candidate will design lights for shows in the Lee University Theatre season and other duties including mentor student designers, coordinate guest designers, and teach 6 hours of coursework per semester. Possible classes include: Light Design, Costume and Makeup Design, advanced design coursework, Computer Assisted Design, Theatre in Culture, Dramatic Literature and History and other options. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual that desires to work in a collaborative atmosphere and growing program.

    Qualifications

    MFA in Theatrical Design or Lighting Design preferred. MA in theatre and professional design experience also accepted.

    The application is available on the Lee University website here. Send letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, a personal statement of Christian faith, and a statement describing the integration of Christian faith and learning to Dr. Joel Kailing, Chair, Department of Communication Arts, Lee University, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450 or jkailing@leeuniversity.edu.


    Staff Positions

    Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of University Relations

    Purpose of Job

    The Assistant to the Vice President for University Relations (VP) provides professional and administrative support for the VP and the Office of University Relations. The Office of University Relations is comprised of Public Information, Alumni Relations, Community Relations, University Events, Publications, and Church Relations. The position requires an individual with a high level of initiative, exceptional organization and communication skills and ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast paced environment. The position provides the opportunity to manage projects, lead special assignments and continue building the infrastructure of a growing advancement unit. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to problem solve and work independently in a team-oriented environment.

    Responsibilities

    • Serve as a member of the University Relations leadership team and a central source of communication to VP direct reports and staff, as well as internal and external constituents.
    • Provide administrative support for University Relations including but not limited to executive communications, scheduling, travel, meeting coordination and event planning.
    • Research and analyze information and assist the VP in preparing reports, presentations, publications and supporting advancement materials.
    • Provide support in managing relationships with donors, including the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of important alumnae and friends of the university.
    • Track, monitor and follow the progress of projects, action items, and strategies that emanate from the VP.
    • Coordinate with direct reports on report/project requirements and deadlines.
    • Manage sector budget and budget-related transactions including purchases, supplies, check requisitions and expense reimbursements. Ensure accurate reconciliation and completeness of supporting documentation.
    • Serve as a steward of confidential information and act as a trustworthy liaison between the VP and internal and external stakeholders.
    • Create work flow systems that provide streamlined efficiency and fundraising effectiveness across the institution.
    • Communicate effectively with internal administrative and academic offices and external community so that strong working relationships are built and maintained.
    • Provide support for new hires including paperwork, securing office space, equipment configuration and security access.
    • Perform related duties as assigned.

    Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience required
    • Proficient in a variety of Windows-based computer programs including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to learn college operational and financial systems
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to promote process improvements to create institutional efficiencies and ability to scale
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with constituents at all levels
    • Ability to independently manage multiple and competing priorities while meeting deadlines

    Application Process

    Please submit resumes and/or completed employment applications to
    Carolyn Carroll
    Lee University, Office of University Relations
    P. O. Box 3450
    1120 N Ocoee St
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    or

    ccarroll@leeuniversity.edu  

     

    Coordinator School Age Program and Special Events

    Purpose of Job

    This Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the school age program and special events which provide childcare to children of Lee University employees. They are responsible for organizing staffing, planning lessons and activities, and requesting the proper space and materials to be used during each school age day. The School Age Coordinator will report directly to the Directors of ELC.

    Education and Work Experience

    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • High School Diploma required.
    • 2 years of prior work experience in childcare or a related field.
    • Some college preferred.

    Skill Requirements

    • Knowledge of children’s developmental levels.
    • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a high level of professionalism and care.
    • Ability to manage the leadership role of communicating with parent of children in the school age program.
    • Ability to communicate with and maintain a positive work relationship school age staff.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and regularly with directors.
    • Ability to follow proper state guidelines for the care of children in a childcare setting.
    • Ability to write and implement lesson plans.
    • Maintain confidentiality about children and families in the school age program.
    • Ability to manage and schedule staff.
    • Ability to self-initiate tasks.
    • Organized and Flexible.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Must work during each school age day. Available to oversee each special event planned by the University.
    • Must be available to put together a schedule of workers on very short notice in the case of a school cancellation.
    • Must monitor news and weather stations when there is a chance of a weather condition that may cause school closings.
    • Must use Bradley County and Cleveland City school calendars to create a calendar of school age days each semester.
    • The Coordinator must maintain a positive attitude while in the designated school age space, while talking with children, communicating with parents and while communicating with other staff members.
    • Must maintain a safe, fun and learning environment at all times.
    • The Coordinator is responsible for keeping an up to date schedule for the activities in the school age program and all special events planned for the university personnel and students.
    • Must turn in a schedule of staff and activities to the Director of Administration one week prior to an event or school age program day.
    • Must have emergency materials ready in case of a school closure.
    • Responsible to communicate with the directors about any changes, needs, injuries, or other important information that may occur during a school age day.
    • The Coordinator is responsible for working with the Director of Administration to recruit and hire student workers.
    • Responsible for the training of new student workers for both the school age program and special events.
    • Implement proper childcare rules and regulations in the school age program and special events. They will receive knowledge of these rules by reading the Rules and the State Board of Education Standards for Childcare Centers which will be made available to them when they are hired.
    • Must regularly check their e-mail and respond in a timely manner to e-mails sent by the director, parents, or student workers.
    • Responsible to implement and create policies and procedures that will benefit employees, parent and children.
    • Maintain a calm and structured environment for the benefit of the staff and children.
    • The Coordinator must plan and implement lessons and activities that engage each child, ranging in age from five to eleven.
    • Must attend monthly ‘all staff’ meetings to discuss policies and procedures as well as participate in trainings.
    • Must help conduct a staff meeting each semester for all events employees to go over policies and procedures.
    • Guide, train, and assist student workers and other staff members as needed.
    • Within the first year of employment each staff member must complete 18 hours of training. Training can be completed online, at ELC, or through other approved trainings outside of ELC. After the first year of employment each staff member must complete 12 hours of training per year.
    • Will work some nights and weekends during special events and may be asked to substitute teach in our Early Learning Center program.
    • Train all staff to keep cell phones out of use while in the presence of children unless in the case of an emergency.

    Application Process

    Please submit resumes and/or completed employment applications to
    Christie Wyatt
    Lee University, Director of Administration, Early Learning Center

    cwyatt@leeuniversity.edu  

     

    Full Time Primary Teacher

    Purpose of Job

    The full time primary teacher at the Early Learning Center is responsible for overseeing the running of their individual classroom and caring for the children who are in their classroom. They will also oversee other employees and student workers who work as assistants in the primary teacher’s classroom. In addition they will be responsible for helping to enhance the center itself through working with the directors to implement policies and procedures that benefit all of the children in the Early Learning Center. This 40 hour primary teacher will report directly to the Directors of Lee's Early Learning Center.

    Education and Work Experience

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • 2 years of prior work experience in childcare or a related field
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education required

    Skill Requirement

    • Knowledge of children’s developmental levels.
    • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a high level of professionalism and care.
    • Ability to communicate well with parents of the children in ELC.
    • Ability to communicate with and maintain a positive work relationship with other primary teachers as well as assistants in the classroom.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and regularly with directors.
    • Ability to follow proper state guidelines for the care of children in a childcare setting.
    • Ability to write and implement lesson plans.
    • Ability to be a manage class schedule.
    • Maintain confidentiality about children and families at ELC.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Full time staff will be required to work 35 hours a week, but must not exceed 40 hours on a regular basis.
    • If a full time staff member chooses to take classes at Lee University or any other institution they are not permitted to take more than 3 credit hours during work hours. Any classes taken during work hours should be approved by an ELC director prior to registration.
    • Must maintain a positive attitude and tone while in the classroom, while talking with children, communicating with parents and while communicating with other staff members.
    • Primary teachers must maintain a safe and fun learning environment at all times.
    • Primary teachers are responsible for keeping an up to date schedule for the activities in their classroom and following that schedule closely to keep consistency in the classroom.
    • Primary teachers are responsible to communicate with the directors about any changes, needs, injuries, or other important information that may occur in the classroom.
    • Primary teachers must implement proper childcare rules and regulations in their classrooms. They will receive knowledge of these rules by reading the Rules and the State Board of Education Standards for Childcare Centers which will be made available to them when they are hired.
    • Primary teachers must regularly check their e-mail. Many announcements and information will be sent out in e-mail form.
    • Primary teachers must implement policies and procedures that are put in place by the directors of the Early Learning Center.
    • Primary teachers must ensure children are diaper changed or sent to the bathroom according to the classroom schedule and as needed.
    • Maintain a calm and structured environment in the classroom for the benefit of the staff and children.
    • Primary teachers must plan and implement weekly lessons at the developmental level of the children in the primary teacher’s care.
    • Primary teachers must communicate to parents what their child is and will be learning.
    • Primary teachers must inform assistant teachers of weekly lessons and what can be done in the primary teacher’s absence to enhance the lessons.
    • Primary teachers must attend monthly primary teacher meetings to discuss information pertaining to the center and individual classrooms.
    • Must attend monthly ‘all staff’ meetings to discuss policies and procedures as well as participate in trainings
    • Must facilitate monthly classroom meetings to discuss classroom issues with assistant teachers
    • Primary teachers will help guide, train, and assist student workers and other staff members at ELC.
    • Primary teachers will provide a friendly learning environment for students who come to observe for classes at Lee University.
    • Within the first year of employment each staff member must complete 18 hours of training. Training can be completed online, at ELC, or other approved trainings outside of ELC.
    • After the first year of employment each staff member must complete 12 hours of training per year.
    • Full time primary teachers may be required to work some nights and weekends during special events. These events will be made known to the primary teachers in advance. It is the primary teacher’s responsibility to look at the events calendar.
    • Full time primary teachers may not be able to attend all Lee University staff events and meetings due to staffing needs in the classrooms with the children at ELC.
    • Staff will not be allowed to have their personal cell phone in any classroom of ELC.
    • Full time primary teachers may on occasion be asked to supervise events outside of ELC’s normal hours of operation.

    Contact

    Please submit resume or completed employment applications to Joy Lewis, Director of Curriculum at the Early Learning Center or joylewis@leeuniversity.edu

     

    Campus Safety Officer 3rd Shift)11:00pm-7am

    Purpose of Job

    Under the general supervision of the Director of Campus Safety, the Campus Safety Officer provides security and promotes safety for the community and property of the institution. Officers are expected to consistently and professionally serve the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Lee University. This is a full-time, twelve (12) month position on third shift (11pm-7am);however, the incumbent must be willing to work other assigned shifts, special events, and overtime as needed, including evenings,nights, weekends and holidays.

    Education Work Experience:

    • High School Diploma
    • Valid Driver's License

    Skill Requirements:

    • Excellent customer service, communication (verbal and written),interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision in accordance with established procedures, but function as part of a team.
    • General knowledge of computers, data processing software, emailprograms, telephones, and a two-way radio system.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding student, staff,and faculty records and other classified information.
    • Willing to present a professional image and work ethic.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and remain calm in difficultsituations.

    Essential Function:

    The specific job junctions of this position may include but are
    not limited to the following:

    • Conduct foot and vehicle patrols of campus and perimeter (e.g.grounds, buildings, adjacent areas, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing visibility, maintaining security, and deterring crime.
    • Enforce campus policies and procedures.
    • Investigate potential crimes and/or student related incidents for the purpose of resolving conflicts and/or pursuing further action.
    • Maintain security of all buildings through patrols and regular inspections.
    • Respond appropriately to routine and emergency calls for service.
    • Provide security escorts for students, staff, and faculty to and from campus buildings.
    • Prepare documentation (e.g. incident and activity reports, parking permits, parking tickets, identification cards, etc.) as assigned.
    • Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of addressing immediate safety concerns.
    • Issue parking tickets.
    • Provide traffic direction and parking assistance during special events.
    • Maintain good working relationships with local law enforcement and emergency management agencies.
    • Operate department vehicles for the purpose of patrolling, transporting passengers, and other duties necessary for fulfilling the required service.
    • Obey all local, state, and federal traffic laws and regulations in the operation of department vehicles.
    • Regularly inspect department vehicles for the purpose of maintaining safe operating conditions and identifying potential problems.
    • Secure and open campus buildings/rooms as scheduled.
    • Assist with conducting fire drills.
    • Perform other services and duties as assigned.

    Send resumes or employment applications to Tyler Allen, Interim Director of Campus Safety, tallen@leeuniversity.edu.

    If you are interested in any of the job opportunities listed above, please feel free to submit an Employment Application. Please send resumes and applications to Ann McElrath amcelrath@leeuniversity.edu in the Human Resources Office.