Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian community providing education for leadership and service.
The Coordinator for the Office of Student Employment provides a variety of services to students and the university. These services include but are not limited to: facilitation of on-campus employment opportunities, facilitation of part-time employment opportunities with off-campus employers, coordination with Federal Work Study (FWS) community partners, and management of the “iwork” program. The Office of Student Employment operates within the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service (CLCS), and the Coordinator reports to the Director of the CLCS.
Organize job fairs, hosting on-campus employers, local employers, and FWS partners.
Assist students with completing the student employee hiring process in a timely manner, which requires serving as a liaison with students, Human Resources, and departmental supervisors.
Communicate important information from Human Resources and Department Supervisors to student employees as necessary.
Organize student workforce meetings as needed to accomplish workforce development strategy.
Plan and execute performance management strategy using performance management tools focused on soft and employable skill development.
Maintain an updated inventory of all on-campus student employee job descriptions meeting Department of Education requirements for FWS.
Host or partner with organizations to provide opportunities for professional development.
Publically recognize and celebrate student employees and their work, including a Student Employee of the Year award.
2. Serve Student Demand for Part-Time Off-Campus Employment Opportunities
Build and maintain relationships with off-campus employers offering suitable part-time work for students.
Host off-campus employers at job fairs.
Work closely with Career Services to utilize and manage online job posting site.
Manage an inventory of recruitment materials, employer contacts, and job opportunities for students to access in the office.
Participate in local organizations and networks to expand the horizon of off-campus employment opportunities.
3. Serve Student Interests Pertaining to Federal Work Study (FWS) Partnerships
Work with FWS community partners to recruit students eligible for FWS.
Work with Financial Aid to host FWS community partners meeting in late summer.
Assist FWS students and FWS partners in completing the necessary hiring steps.
Work with Financial Aid to determine if students who are able and willing to work on-campus or with FWS partners are, or can be, eligible for FWS.
4. Lead and Manage the iwork Program
Serve as chair for the iwork committee
Plan and execute a two-day orientation for freshmen participating in iwork.
Build financial reports modeling data and performance of those in the iwork program.
Work with Student Accounts to proactively recruit student employees into the iwork program.
Present to internal and external audiences the value iwork brings to students and the university.
Be an ambassador for the iwork program, emphasizing: the financial benefits and impact work can have on students’ overall cost while earning their degree and the development of employable skills through experimental workplace learning.
Strategically manage a budget for the purpose of employing iwork students, enabling teams of students to serve various departments in high-need of student labor.
5. Other responsibilities
Be proactive in assisting with broader CLCS and University initiatives.
Work across functional lines as needed to utilize student employment and the iwork program as tools for recruitment and retention efforts.
Intentionally develop a Christian framework of work for students, focusing on the concepts of service and leadership as central to their paradigm of serving God by serving others with discipline and excellence.
This position requires daily emailing, phone calls, social media activity, face-to-face meetings, and group presentation as a means of continually communicating with students, colleagues, employers, and other stakeholders.
Utilize surveys and other tools to collect and report data on customer engagement, satisfaction, service effectiveness, and program effectiveness.
6. Other duties can, and will be assigned by the Director for the CLCS
Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree is required
Minimum of two-years full-time experience working in a mid to large size organization, preferably in higher education, or three years of part-time work experience in a similar setting
Experience in higher education is preferred
Master’s degree is preferred in business, human resources, social work, counseling, or higher education, or candidate is willing to pursue graduate level education
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Diplomacy: The candidate understands the organizational structure of the university and possesses the ability to work effectively within its power structure.
Relationship Building: The candidate is skilled at proactively establishing and maintaining strategic relationships, including the ability to network inside and outside the university.
Initiative: The candidate must be proactive in identifying work related needs and actively engages without provocation from supervision.
Results Orientation: The candidate recognizes the importance of appropriate focus on outcomes and drives forward to achieve service goals.
Customer Orientation: The candidate possesses the knowledge that students, campus supervisors, and employers are all customers and possesses the skill of seeing and understanding concepts and situations through the lenses of the customers.
Organizational Knowledge: The candidate must understand and have the ability to work effectively within both the formal and informal systems that exist within the university.
Organizing and Planning: The candidate possesses skills enabling efficient planning and organization of events, tasks, initiatives, processes, and more.
Business Thinking: The candidate possesses understanding of the interrelated business processes of the university and is competent in how the university’s various systems are integrated in overall operations.
Problem Solving and Decision Making: The candidate demonstrates the ability to identify complex problems preventing goal execution, is able to think analytically and critically to work towards solving complex problems, and has a demonstrated ability to make good judgements.
Mission Focus: The candidate must understand, support, and integrate the mission of the university into goals, strategies, and daily work.
Active Listening: The candidate possesses a demonstrated ability to devote themselves to understanding, receiving all forms of communication with expressed capacity to receive and listen.
Written Communication: The candidate must be able to write persuasively, clearly, and concisely, conveying meaningful substance and intentionality while maintaining a high standard of accuracy in detail.
To perform the duties of this job, the employee will:
Have a reliable means of transportation to the workplace.
Be required to move about the campus.
Be required to interact via telephone, in person, and via electronic media.
Maintain flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as requested to effectively provide services to students.
Express a mature Christian testimony, understands and can communicate the merits of a Wesleyan theological heritage in Christian education.While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be:
Regularly required to sit at a computer desk and use a computer keyboard and mouse without discomfort.
Regularly use vision to work within spreadsheets containing color designations
Regularly speak to individuals and groups
Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Terms of Employment
Full-time 12-month position: salary and fringe benefits to be established by the University. Some evening and weekend office hours required to accommodate orientation schedules, special events, and servicing of students, as determined by the Director of the CLCS.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. The principal duties and responsibilities enumerated are all essential job functions.
Christian Faith and Trevecca Employment
The candidate for this position must maintain a lifestyle in agreement with the Trevecca Nazarene University Statement of Mission, Faith, and Lifestyle Covenant.
Trevecca is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Top candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local Church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the University’s Wesleyan tradition.
Interested parties who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a cover letter, current resume, and pay requirements to MGaertner@trevecca.edu.
A Christian University in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Trevecca is a private evangelical university whose mission is to provide education for leadership and service for its approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Trevecca seeks to hire dynamic Christians who are professionally qualified and are committed to the educational mission of the university and its lifestyle expectations.