Staff Openings

The following positions are currently open. You may send inquiries or resumes for future positions to Jonathan Shields in Human Resources at joshield [at] ucollege [dot] edu. You may also call 402.486.2897 for additional information.

Active membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church is a requirement for consideration for employment.

Opening Contact Description

Academic Coach

Part time

Teaching Learning Center

Debbie Forshee-Sweeney

Temporary Position/Coaching Fall 2014 The Teaching Learning Center (TLC) is the office at Union College designated to provide services for students with disabilities, students in the Academic Success and Advising Program (ASAP), Freshmen Development (FD), Integrated College Experience (ICE) and Personal Academic College Coaching (PACC). It is the mission of the TLC to assist all students in their search for academic success TLC academic coaches work directly with students on a one-to-one or small-group basis and are the foundation for most of the direct student services. The TLC staff functions as a team; therefore, academic coaches are also included in program development. Academic coach job responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting students with • Goal setting • Time management • Organization • Learning strategies • Self-advocacy • Learning style development • Techniques for effective communication • Critical thinking skills • Identification of strengths and weaknesses TLC academic coaches should have the knowledge and background needed to work with students in higher education and should be familiar with the needs of students with disabilities, first year students, and students aiming for academic success. Coaches should have knowledge of effective tutorial strategies and techniques. Moreover, they should have the interpersonal skills needed to be effective coaches, such as good verbal communication and listening skills. Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook Express and experience with assistive technology is also extremely valuable. The academic coach provides assistance in every capacity to the overall functioning of the department. These responsibilities include but are not limited to purchasing materials for library, purchasing and running of Assistive Technology Lab, maintaining departmental page of Union College Web site, teaching courses, arranging student and volunteer orientations, organizing assistive technology fairs and demonstrations, attending college functions, presenting at conferences, program and professional development, and preserving student confidentiality. Academic coaches are usually hired on an hourly basis and work from 10 to 40 hours per week depending on need. Master’s degree in education, psychology, or related field preferred.

AQIP Systems Portfolio Coordinator

Full time temporary

Academic Administration

Dr. Malcolm Russell, V.P. of Academic Administration

This position coordinates with the Director of Institutional Research (as the Systems Portfolio team) and generally with the AQIP Steering Committee (ASC) as it oversees preparation of the systems portfolio. The position is a full-time temporary position that will begin in August of 2014 and end in May of 2015 with some preliminary work to be done in April and May of 2014.

Office Manager

Full time

Human Development

Dr. Denise White, Chair

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in maintaining the integrity of the education, psychology, and social work programs.

Women's Assistant Dean

Full time

Student Services

Dr. Linda Becker

Assists in directing and coordinating the women’s resident hall life of Union College by performing the following duties personally or through the student residence hall assistants and desk workers. Creates a comfortable, supportive environment for female resident students that are conducive to learning and personal growth.

Records Assistant

Part time


Michelle Younkin

This position answers questions and serves the students as the first point of contact in the Records office. In addition, the job requires answering the phone calls coming in to the Records Office and directing them to the proper person, while performing job related tasks.

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