SWAU Career Opportunities

About Our Open Roles

Southwestern Adventist University is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian institution. All candidates must embrace the mission, purpose and vision of Southwestern Adventist University. The University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities for all individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status in its hiring and employment practices. The University does; however, exercise its constitutional and statutory rights as a religious organization and employer to give preference to members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As such, full-time faculty and staff are to be members in good and regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Office of Enrollment

The University is currently accepting applications for the following roles within the Office of Enrollment.

Enrollment Counselor

The Enrollment Counselor is an active member of the Office of Enrollment and manages an assigned recruitment territory.  Through articulating the University’s mission and vision, they are able to communicate the culture of campus life to prospective students.  He or she ensures that recruiting goals are met by moving through the recruitment process from for applications, acceptances and enrolled students are met.

Candidates should have an earned four year degree, experience in sales or customer service and prior experience working in higher education.

This role requires occasional travel and attendence at various activities that occur after hours and over the weekend.

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Rahneeka Hazelton, Vice President for Enrollment at rahneeka@swau.edu

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

This part-time Administrative Assistant role supports the Vice President for Enrollment.  Candidates should have prior and relative experience.  Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Rahneeka Hazelton, Vice President for Enrollment at rahneeka@swau.edu.

88.3 The Journey

Southwestern Adventist University's Radio Station, 88.3 The Journey is accepting applications for the role of Music Director. 

The Music Director ensures all on-air communication is aligned with the station’s mission and target, including all songs, production, breaks, programming and service elements such as news, traffic and weather. The MD is also responsible for designing, analyzing and implementing all research projects related to programming, as well as formulating strategies for attracting, retaining and growing The Journey’s listening audience.

Interested candidates should have a four year degree; be knowledgeable, conversant and demonstrate an understanding of the Christian culture; have a solid understanding of radio basics and knowledge of radio ratings services; possess the ability to schedule music (GSelector) and manage station automation (Zetta), as well as design and implement a music strategy.

Experience in college radio stations a plus.

Candidates may send their cover letter and resume to danaeds@swau.edu, Danae Songy, Program Director for 88.3 The Journey. 

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Office of University Advancement

Southwestern Adventist University's Office of Advancement is accepting applications for the following role -  

Director of Leadership Gifts & Grants - The Director of Leadership Gifts and Grants will be responsible for the overall achievement of short and long-term fundraising goals, grant oversight and building a strong culture of philanthropy. This individual will also assist with operational, administrative, and event activities designed to engage, cultivate, steward and expand and diversify current and prospective donors for the University.

Candidates for this role should have experience managing a dynamic portfolio of major gift prospects, have a proven track record of meeting and exceeding fundraising/performance goals, have experience representing a large non-profit organization in a fundraising capacity.  A Bachelor's degree is required, CFRE is preferred.

Applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Tony Reyes, Vice President for Advancement at treyes@swau.edu

Dining Hall

The Southwestern Adventist University Dining Hall is accepting applications for the following role - 

Cook - Candidates should have experience meal prepping, cooking, and cleaning in a commerical kitchen setting.  The ability to work under pressure and with a diverse team is a must.  This role works shifts that includes nights and weekends.    

Dishwasher - Candidates should be willing to work under pressure and with a diverse team.  This role works shifts that includes nights and weekends.    

Applicants should reach out directly to Chef Sualua at (817)202-6298 and should be prepared to do an in-person demonstration as a part of the interview process. 

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Plant Engineering

Southwestern Adventist University is seeking to fill the following role in its Plant Engineering Department. 

Groundskeeper - Candidates should have experience in landscaping, as well using and maintaining applicable equipment/machinery.  We are searching for someone with a strong, solid work ethic, and a “do it right the first time” philosophy.  Candidates will need to be prepared to spend the majority, if not all their time outdoors, in the elements.  They will also need to be comfortable working independently. 

Interested individuals can reach out directly to Ken Hanson, Director of Plant Engineering at ken.hanson@swau.edu or via telephone at 1(817)202-6519.