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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.  

Athletic Director

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The primary responsibility of an Athletic Director is to oversee all aspects of the athletic programs that are sponsored by a school or an institution. This includes the hiring of staff and coaches, ordering equipment for teams, promoting events, matches, and meets. Directors must be skilled in budgeting and allocating funds and facilitating operations. The Athletic Director may also participate in fundraising for the teams and provide guidance to the students in the sports program. Athletic Directors also supervise all sports personnel and resolve any administrative issues. In addition to scheduling games and events, the athletic director will collaborate with the coaching staff on scheduling game days and practices throughout the sports season, ensuring no scheduling conflict occurs between different teams for use of shared equipment like weight rooms and athletic trainers’ attention. Athletic Directors must also keep track of policy changes from the school board and coordinate with organizations that set parameters within the field such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCCAA currently sets regulations for recruiters from colleges and professional teams interacting with high school recruits.


  • Provides strategic and visionary leadership, planning, and policy development for the Athletics Department.
  • Establishes and maintains a department that is committed to the University’s mission and strategic priorities.
  • Sets clear departmental expectations for ethics, accountability, competitiveness, and student academic achievement and student services.
  • Serves as a visible member of the management team on Campus and in the community.
  • Develops and administers the annual athletic budget and reviews and controls expenditures from athletics’ accounts.
  • Recruits, supervises, manages, trains, and evaluates the athletic department staff.
  • Strengthens all sports to be competitive at a championship level.
  • Works with University Advancement to create, design, and execute initiatives and special projects regarding development and fundraising efforts and maximizes all channels of revenue generation to include corporate sponsorship.
  • Ensures the athletic department remains in compliance with applicable Athletic Association and University rules and regulations governing all facets of intercollegiate athletics.
  • Develop and implement a departmental strategic plan that aligns with the mission and objectives of the university and ensures that the established recruiting goals of the department are met.
  • Ensures that coaches and all athletic staff collaborate and execute the athletic strategic plan to meet the recruiting and admission of viable student-athletes to validate the viability of all sports programs.
  • Stays abreast of current and developing trends (industry, regulatory, and technologically).
  • Maintains active involvement in relevant athletic associations and conferences.
  • Advances the University’s reputation and always demonstrates personal and professional integrity.
  • Sustains effective relationships with students, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, administrators, and the South Florida community regarding athletics and student services.
  • Liaise with sports conferences or division administrators on the department’s behalf.
  • Inspecting facilities and equipment for cleanliness, safety, and upkeep.
  • Approving the purchase of necessary equipment and facility upgrades.
  • Promoting a culture of compliance, safety, and accountability among staff, coaches, student-athletes, and volunteers.
  • Follows the guidance and direction of Senior Management.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of five years of successful senior management experience, with demonstrated strong leadership skills, business judgment, and a collaborative and innovative work style required in the sports industry.
  • Expertise and current knowledge of industry concepts, practices, and procedures required.
  • Track record of leading performance and outcome-based organization with strategic vision required.
  • Experience in brand marketing, public and media relations, and fundraising required.
  • Master’s degree required. Preference will be given to those with an advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., Sports Management, Sports Administration, Business Administration)
  • Ability to travel to fulfill required duties and assignments required.
  • This role requires a clean or acceptable driving record.
  • Background checks will be performed
  • Coaching experience at the collegiate level helpful

University of Fort Lauderdale is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Salary Range: $60,000 – $80,000

Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees are eligible.

Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Long-term Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Life insurance, Paid time off, Tuition reimbursement, 401(k).

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Individuals who meet these requirements must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, original transcripts for all academic degrees, and three professional references to

Financial Aid Director

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TITLE: Director of Financial Aid


The Financial Aid Director is responsible for the functions of the financial aid department, such as hiring staff, processing students’ financial aid, calculating refunds and repayments for students, preparing financial aid budget reports, and more.  The Financial Aid Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive financial aid services for students on the federal, state, institutional, and private levels.   The Financial Aid Director also provides guidance throughout the student’s enrollment in the university.  The position reports to the Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Compliance.

Financial Aid Director Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the University has exception-free audits and program reviews by remaining current on all federal and state laws and regulations that pertain to the programs administered by the office, implementing and/or modifying office procedures to comply with those laws and regulations, making certain that all required reports are prepared accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Contributes to student satisfaction through delivery of quality customer service in all aspects of the administration of financial aid
  • Ensures that students are informed about their eligibility for financial aid by directing a system for collecting and evaluating applications and for the timely and effective awarding of all types of financial aid.
  • Administers satisfactory academic appeal (SAP) evaluation and oversees the appeal process for students seeking reinstatement of financial aid eligibility.
  • Conducts verification of student and parent application data in compliance with federal criteria.
  • Award federal and state financial aid in compliance with established federal, state, and local regulations and procedures.
  • Prepare award packages for eligible applicants. Certify loan applications for eligible students.
  • Check the loan agreements to ensure they are accurate and complete per the policies.
  • Maintaining and reviewing the account record, updating and re-categorizing them as per the status changes.
  • Analyzing the credit, financial status, and property evaluations for determining the feasibility for granting loans.
  • Helping in the selection of the financial award candidates by using electronic databases for certifying the loan eligibility.
  • Approving loans within the specified limits.
  • Submitting loan applications before credit analysts for due verification and recommendation.
  • Calculating the amount of funds and debt available for planning the methods of payoff and for estimating the debt liquidation.
  • Maintaining the current knowledge of all credit regulations.
  • Establishing goals and work standards and evaluating the program results.
  • Developing effective and creative techniques for informing prospective students regarding the availability of financial aid.
  • Planning, assigning and supervising the work of the assigned staff.
  • Preparing comprehensive, clear, and accurate presentations and reports.
  • Developing and maintaining the budget for the assigned office.
  • Communicating effectively with individuals from a cross-section of backgrounds.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with staff, students and faculty, administrators, and representatives from other jurisdictions.
  • Work with discretion and confidentially.
  • Providing training in various financial aid procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree or experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement.    Demonstrated experience in student financial aid directly related to financial aid counseling, eligibility determination, need analysis, verification, and packaging required. Experience with computers and online data systems is required.


  • Considerable knowledge of federal financial aid programs and supporting regulations.
    Considerable knowledge of Title IV program fund regulations.
    Knowledge of U.S. Department of Education rules and regulations.
    Knowledge of current tax regulations and the implications of such regulations on financial aid.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites.
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Skill in researching regulatory information and resolving complex financial questions.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a significant caseload.
  • Ability to interpret and explain complex regulations and policies to a diverse audience in one-on-one sessions and group presentations.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.


The salary range for the job is $55,000 – $60,000

Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees are eligible

Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Long-term Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Life insurance, Paid time off, Tuition reimbursement, 401(k).

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to  or contact the university at (954) 486-7728.


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The Reference Librarian will provide references and instruction to faculty, students and staff. This support will include promoting the wide range of services offered by Library and Information Services, developing strong working relationships with faculty, and preparing for changes in the curriculum and teaching methods being used. The Reference Librarian will utilize his/her expertise to develop appropriate documentation for the use of LIRN resources, to teach research skills, to provide one-on-one research consultation, and to assist in the development of the Library collection.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and presents basic library programs for adults.
  • Provides basic reference services and reader’s services; prepares bibliographies on special subjects for teachers and others.
  • Creates displays to highlight book collections or services.
  • Catalogs library materials, as assigned.
  • May supervise clerical employees in the performance of their duties.
  • Assists in material selection and acquisition through book review reading, book selection meetings, and contact with patrons.
  • Writes public information materials regarding library activities.
  • Serve as the primary Library and Information Services liaison to the faculty in assigned departments.
  • Serve as a resource librarian and liaison for students and faculty in academic departments.
  • Develop strong working relationships with faculty in order to promote the wide range of services offered by LIRN.
  • Create resource and instruction guides, selective bibliographies, and point-of-use aids.
  • Teach the use of research sources.
  • Assist library users with specialized resources in all formats, including the public catalog, databases, and internet resources.
  • Develop and maintains selected library web pages providing information and instruction, particularly in liaison areas.
  • Maintain subject and technical expertise in a rapidly evolving field through ongoing education, professional development, and/or scholarly activity.
  • Works cooperatively with others and accepts direction from supervisors.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Some knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions.
  • Some knowledge of reference tools and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of the needs of library patrons and the ability to provide the type and level needed.
  • Good ability in oral and written communication.
  • Some ability to develop and present library programs.
  • Some ability to develop and present public information materials to promote library use.
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co-workers, and the general public.

Key Relationships/Interpersonal Skills:

  • With the Head, Research & Instruction
  • With other liaisons
  • With students, faculty, staff, and other library users
  • With the functional leads in departments
  • With LIRN
  • With colleagues in the library field


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • a positive attitude and enthusiasm for learning are essential 
  • Technical skills and a willingness to develop new competencies are required
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment is important.


  • Master of Science Degree in Library Science.

Seeking part-time employee only.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to  or contact the university at (954) 486-7728.

Department Chair

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The Chair reports to the Chief Academic Officer and works collaboratively with the college leadership team while advocating for the interests of the department. The Chair is responsible for the administration of the department and provides leadership in support of faculty research, teaching, and service efforts; coordinates and implements the department’s strategic plans; recruits, hires, and supervises faculty and departmental staff; manages departmental budgets; and promotes the department through representation in university and external strategic initiatives. The Chair is also expected to engage in research, teaching, publication, and other professional development activities.

Additional Responsibilities: The Chair is expected to engage and expand our partnerships with the professional community constituencies within Fort Lauderdale and beyond and provide leadership for the delivery of current and prospective off-campus and distance education graduate programs. The Chair teaches courses including online/hybrid and/or off-campus courses. The Chair is expected to teach courses in ministry/theology, and church administration. The Chair is expected to be involved in advising students and guiding their graduation progress, serving on and chairing faculty committees.


  • Leadership
  • Administrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mentoring
  • Communication – writing, speaking, and listening skills


  • Leadership
  • Set goals with faculty members in the form of a planned faculty portfolio.
  • Conduct faculty evaluations.
  • Guide development of faculty.
  • Assist with CAO maintenance of accreditation.
  • Coordinate the completion of academic and government tasks required of academic area members within the division.
  • Represent the department to external academic communities, alumni, business and industry,
  • government, foundations, and the general community.
  • Promote and enhance the image of the department and University of Fort Lauderdale through participation in appropriate professional and academic organizations.


  • Assist with recruiting, training, and developing faculty to meet the needs of the department.
  • Oversee graduate assistants (if applicable).
  • Actively promote department programs within the university, at other institutions (including community colleges), and in the tri-county area
  • Handle student grievances, complaints, cases of plagiarism and other cheating, etc.


  • Teach courses
  • Publish in peer-reviewed academic or practitioner articles.


  1. 20% teaching
  2. 60-70% administration
  3. 10-20% research


The successful candidate must have the following qualifications: An earned doctorate degree or its equivalent. Evidence of scholarly achievement, evidence of leadership experience appropriate to support the university’s vision of academic distinction.


Individuals who meet these requirements must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, original transcripts for all academic degrees, and three professional references to


Admissions Counselor/Evaluator

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The Admission Counselor/Evaluator is responsible for interacting with prospective students, providing them with information, guiding the application process, evaluating applications for admission, managing auditing reports to help expedite admissions decisions, and troubleshooting issues related to the application processing.

As an Admission Counselor/Evaluator, you will assist the University in meeting its recruitment and enrollment objectives by assisting with the processing of applications, managing the computer-based admissions system, corresponding with prospective students, making follow-up calls, and assisting with the coordination and management of student files. The Admission Counselor/Evaluator reports to the Director of Admissions and Student Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruits traditional and non-traditional students.
  • Support student recruitment efforts; respond to website inquiries; meet with prospective students; attend college fairs, community, and high school educational events.
  • Assist with completing Admissions paperwork and administering entrance assessments for prospective students.
  • Assist prospective students by assessing their skills and interests and guiding them through the enrollment process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and Student Services or other members of senior management.
  • Follows up on leads received by phone calls, emails, and website marketing.
  • Provides information sessions and campus tours to all applicable prospective students.
  • Maintains communication with prospective students through phone calls, written correspondence, emails, and texting.
  • Understand and utilize the student database management system to input data and follow-up with prospective students.
  • Assists qualified, interested, prospective students to become applicants.
  • Participate in local high school, college, and career fairs and community marketing events, as needed.
  • Update tracking system with all inquiries, appointments, student data, etc.
  • Collects and records supporting documentation (transcripts, test scores, etc.) to complete prospective student files.
  • Assists in coordinating and participating in campus open houses and other university events.

Skills Requirements:                                                                

  • Results-oriented, energetic, and experienced with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with prospective students. Heavy telephone contact to reach daily/weekly/monthly goals is required.
  • Demonstrate effective decision-making ability and superior customer service skills.
  • This position requires organization, attention to detail, a high level of interpersonal communication skills, and strong computer skills (Microsoft Office programs).
  • Possess a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and in groups.
  • High standard of ethics and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:
his experienced professional must have at least three years of experience working in an admissions or recruiting position at a college or university; and 2 years of experience working in a fast-paced customer-focused environment with sales requirements.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of an Associate’s degree.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Qualified applicants must be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.

University of Fort Lauderdale is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


The salary range for the job is $35,000 – $40,000

Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees eligible

Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Long-term Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Life insurance, Paid time off, Tuition reimbursement, 401(k).

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to  or contact the university at (954) 486-7728.

Adjunct Faculty

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The University of Fort Lauderdale is seeking adjunct, part-time faculty in several disciplines.  Candidates must have a master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) and 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time of application. 


English:  English Grammar and Composition.

History:  U.S. History, World History, History of Israel, and African History

Leadership: Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Principles and Practices of Leadership, Applied Strategic Planning, and Empowering Strategies.

Business Administration:  Finance, Business Statistics, Accounting, and Economics.

Mathematics:  General Math, Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Math, College Algebra, Statistics, and Calculus.

Theology:  Hermeneutics, Pneumatology, Dispensationalism, Eschatology, Pauline Theology, Systematic Theology, and Integrative Theology.

Ministry:  Church Administration, Foundation of Ministry, Life of Christ, Old and New Testament Survey, and Homiletics.


Individuals who meet these requirements must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, original transcripts for all academic degrees, and three professional references to


About Us

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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