UNIVERSITY OF FORT LAUDERDALECAREER CENTER
The mission of University of Fort Lauderdale is to be a premier Christian institution of higher learning empowering future leaders through higher educational degrees rooted in Biblical principles and academic excellence, to influence the world intellectually, technologically, and through research.
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Basic Job Function
The primary role of the faculty is to teach, mentor, develop course requirements, promote faculty excellence in curriculum and strengthen institutional effectiveness. Faculty is responsible for the promotion of essential concepts, skills, and knowledge for the development of students as world-changing leaders. For these reasons, the faculty are encouraged to approach teaching, the curriculum and other activities with:
- Advanced knowledge and application of the Word of God.
- Appreciation for diversity and different approaches in teaching and learning.
- Multi-disciplinary approaches that promote intellectual freedom to explore, reason, analyze, and resolve the challenge of the world.
The role of faculty is vital to the success of this mission. The faculty is an important participant and is significant to assure the fulfillment of the University’s mission and principles. The primary responsibilities of the faculty include the following: teaching, research, curriculum design, and evaluation. Moreover, faculty effectiveness shall be determined in accordance with the University’s mission, principles, vision, and goals. Faculty are expected to:
- Promote the student’s commitment and ability to influence world order and peace.
- Cultivate unprecedented world-changing leadership and professionalism after the image and likeness of God.
- Link achievements to broad pursuits in higher education, research, communication, and policy reform.
The criteria to teach an undergraduate course is as follows:
- A master’s degree or at least 18 hours at the post-graduate level.
- The instructor’s degree must be from an accredited institution.
- Submission of a course syllabus and course description approved by the Department Chair.
- Must demonstrate acceptable teaching skills and classroom management via evaluation.
- Must have at least 5 years of experience in teaching, research, or professional experience in a particular discipline.
- Must be approved by the Dean of the College.
- Only doctorate prepared faculty are qualified to teach Masters and Doctoral courses
- All faculty members are expected to be available each week for advising and the curricular oversight needed for the institution to fulfill its mission.
Full-time faculty must have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a master’s degree, or hold the minimum of a master’s degree with a major in the teaching discipline. In exceptional cases, the President’s Council may accept the professional experience and demonstrated contributions to the teaching discipline upon approval.
Individuals who meet these requirements must submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the university at (954) 486-7728.
Secretary / Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
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Basic Job Function
University of Fort Lauderdale is seeking a Secretary/Administrative Assistant. This position is responsible for the duty of clerical and administrative support in order to optimize workflow procedures in the office. You will assist colleagues and executives by supporting them with planning and distributing information. You will be the point of reference for all queries, requests, or issues and will be an integral part of the company’s workforce.
- Answer phone calls and redirect them when necessary
- Manage the daily/weekly/monthly agenda and arrange new meetings and appointments
- Prepare and disseminate correspondence, memos, and forms
- File and update contact information of employees, customers, suppliers and external partners
- Support and facilitate the completion of regular reports
- Develop and maintain a filing system
- Check frequently the levels of office supplies and place appropriate orders
- Make travel arrangements
- Document expenses and hand in reports
- Oversee and support all administrative duties in the office and ensure that office is operating smoothly
- Manage office supplies inventory and place orders as necessary
- Perform receptionist duties: greet visitors, and answer and direct phone calls
- Receive and sort incoming mail and deliveries, and manage outgoing mail
- Develop office policies and procedures, and ensure they are implemented appropriately
- Assist with office layout planning and office moves, and with managing and maintaining IT infrastructure
- Identify opportunities for process and office management improvements, and design and implement new systems
- Provide other administrative support as necessary, including scheduling group meetings, maintaining calendars, doing research, and creating reports
- Participating in the development and execution of onboarding and orientation programs and procedures for new employees.
- Posting and advertising open positions and assisting in the recruitment process.
- Preparing and maintaining job documentation, job evaluation.
- Checking applicant references
- Other duties as assigned.
Direct experience as a secretary or administrative assistant. Intimately familiar with Microsoft office suite and windows. Must be able to effectively plan and implement projects, with attention to detail and accuracy. Must possess the ability to schedule own time, be proactive, work under pressure, meet deadlines, and set priorities without direct supervision. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills required.
Individuals who meet these requirements must submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com or contact the university at (954) 486-7728.
Receptionist / Office Assistant
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University of Fort Lauderdale is currently accepting applications for the following temporary positions:
The Receptionist/Office Assistant is responsible for providing administrative, secretarial and clerical support to others in the office to maintain an efficient office environment and to ensure consistent excellence in facilities care. The Receptionist/Office Assistant will organize office communication and activities on a day-to-day basis. This individual’s primary responsibilities include handling incoming calls and visitors, while maintaining office common areas and providing administrative support for all departments as needed.
The Receptionist/Office Assistant must be reliable, punctual, organized, and have demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities in a very busy office. Excellent interpersonal skills, pleasant phone manner, typing ability (data entry), and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite are required.
Job Tasks and Responsibilities
- Manages the reception area to ensure effective telephone and mail communications both internally and externally to maintain professional image.
- Answer phones and disseminate/transfer to the appropriate staff member
- Take and distribute accurate messages
- Greet public and clients and direct them to the correct staff member
- Distribute mail
- Coordinate messenger and courier service
- Fax, scan and copy documents
- Maintain office filing and storage systems (when necessary)
- Retrieve information when requested
- Type documents, reports and correspondence
- Assist with event planning and implementation
- Monitor office supplies
- Perform work related errands as requested
- Keep office area clean and tidy
- Provide seamless hand off to the other facilities team members
- Set-ups / break-down for job related events
- Processes check requests for office supplies and furniture, office equipment, etc.
- Serve as point person for organizing all large mailings
- Update various spreadsheet sheets and other general administrative duties as needed
- Assist Admissions Department as assigned
- Perform other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Business college training an advantage
- Competent computer skills including MS Office or equivalent
- Internet skills including use of e-mails, group messaging and data collection
- Numeracy and literacy skills
- Organization and planning skills
- Work management and prioritizing skills
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Professional appearance and manner
- Computer literacy, specifically MS word for windows
- Problem solving ability
- Monday thru Wednesday and Friday, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to HumanResources@uftl.edu or contact the university at (954) 486-7728.
Founders Drs. Henry and Carol Fernandez, senior pastors of The Faith Center, an internationally renowned ministry, founded The University of Ft. Lauderdale in 1995 as a non-denominational Christian institution.
The commitment was to establish an institution of higher education in South Florida to access the world, advance Christian education, and promote leadership in both secular and non-secular areas. Academia was identified as the catalyst to prepare individuals to be responsive and adequate to the call of God. Dr. Fernandez has an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Thomas College.
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