CAREERS AT DCCCHANGE THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
WOMEN'S RESIDENT HALL COORDINATOR
Department: Student Development/Student Life Reports To: Director of Student Life and Engagement
Work Schedule: Irregular Hours; some weekends/evenings Positions Supervised: Resident Assistants/Volunteers
The Women’s Resident Hall Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the effective
administration and development of the Housing Program. The Women’s Resident Hall
Coordinator plays a vital role in fostering a safe and caring atmosphere for all residents. They
are responsible for creating student and community development initiatives, both proactive
and reactive, that directly influence the success and spiritual growth of our resident students.
- Process and maintain Housing paperwork and files.
- Evaluate processes and protocols consistently to maintain strategic vision.
- Oversee leasing process and proper communication to residents.
- Maintain tracking system of keys, remotes, and other apartment property.
- Recruit, train, supervise, and retain Resident Assistants (RAs)
- Arrange all logistical elements for move-in and move-out days.
- Must live on-campus to respond to emergencies.
- Must share off-campus work schedule to ensure availability and coverage.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Life and Engagement
- Assist in coordination with other departments (Admissions, Finance, Athletics, etc.)
- Submit work orders to the Facilities Department for any needed maintenance or
- Responsible for the cleanliness and order of the Residence Hall as a whole (even in the
absence of RAs or student leaders/workers) with willingness to be hands on with
- First point of contact for emergency situations (i.e., flooding, plumbing issues,
electrical outages, pests, etc.)
- Assists in check-in and check-out for Summer Renters and other outside guests.
- Organize and oversee the use and cleanliness of public facilities and rooms when
school is in and out of session.
- Assist in all accommodation and logistical elements for outside guests.
- Weekly check-ins with Resident Assistants.
- Oversee the Spiritual Formation curriculum/programs of the Residence Hall.
- Facilitate and lead evening devotionals twice a month.
- Establish venues and relationship for mentoring.
- Enforce Housing Handbook in response to the disciplinary issues along with the
Director of Student Life and Engagement.
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Residential management experience
SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, and a demonstrated ability to
learn other software.
General Knowledge and Abilities:
o Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the mission of biblical
o Commitment to DCC’s Statement of Faith and Statements on Sexuality,
Marriage, and the Sanctity of Human Life? (www.dallas.edu/about/#aboutaccreditation)
o Ability to effectively manage conflict management.
o Ability to think ‘outside of the box’ and to lead and manage change.
o Ability to communicate effectively, skilled in presenting ideas and concepts
orally and in writing with the ability to compose correspondence and reports.
o Ability to work effectively with and develop collaboration in ethnic, cultural,
and socially diverse employee and student populations.
o Demonstrated competence in the areas of organization, supervision, and office
o Must have high level of interpersonal skills including courteous demeanor and
appropriate exercise of confidentiality.
o Organizational skills to coordinate projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, and
follow-up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
o A strong desire and ability to spiritually lead and build relationships.
o Demonstrated understanding and experience with student engagement.
o Experience in project management.
o Experience in higher education, church, and/or non-profit settings.
o Familiarity and commitment to the ideals of the Restoration Movement
(Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ)
Exposure to standard office conditions, including but not limited to extended sitting and/or
standing, reading, writing, typing, speaking, and use of technology. Able to climb stairs.
Occasional evening and weekend duties and travel are required.
To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to email@example.com.
DEPARTMENT CHAIR - SPORTS SCIENCE
This full-time on-ground faculty position begins in Summer 2023
Department: Academics Reports to: Vice President of Academics
Work Schedule: Varies, some weekends/evenings Amount of Travel Required: Occasional
Job Status: Faculty status, exempt, full-time with benefits Positions Supervised: Any full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and
40+ hours per week, 12 months support staff assigned to the Sports Science Department
By Summer 2023, Dallas Christian College (DCC) plans to launch a new Sports Science Department offering several degrees in that field. The first faculty chair for that department will have a unique opportunity to build—from the ground up—strong, faith-based Sports Science programs that will shape students and impact those they serve for many years to come.
The Sports Science Department Chair holds a full-time faculty position that includes responsibilities in both teach-ing and departmental management. S/he serves in accordance with policies found in the DCC Employee Hand-book, including the Faculty Supplement in Sections 7-9 of that document. The Chair reports to the Vice President of Academics (VPA) and serves on the DCC Academic Council. S/he provides direction, guidance, and oversight for the Sports Science Department, which will initially offer five academic programs delivered primarily in the traditional, on-ground format:
- Associate of Science (A.S.) in Sports Science
- Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S.) in Athletic Coaching and Bible
- S.S. in Sports Management and Bible
- S.S. in Sports & Recreation Ministry and Bible
- Christian Athletic Coaching Certificate
DCC expects all members of the faculty to be committed to Jesus Christ as Lord and actively involved in a local Christian church (see below under “Statements of Faith”). In partnership with the faculty, administration, and student development staff, the Sports Science Department Chair promotes and advances DCC’s mission to “educate and mentor students to be people of influence, engaging in their calling to the work of Christ in the Church and in the world.” S/he leads the department in creating transformative learning experiences that empower and equip students across learning modalities (traditional, residential, commuter, online, and non-traditional students) to lead enriched and productive lives that honor God and reflect integration of a biblical worldview.
As stated in the DCC Employee Handbook, a normal full-time faculty workload “will not exceed the guidelines established by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) or fifteen (15) semester hours per semester, whichever is less.” Full-time faculty members may be asked to teach in the summer or other special sessions (e.g. Wintermester) and will receive additional compensation for doing so. During the summer months of June through mid-August, a faculty member may accept as many teaching assignments as time permits.
Since the Sports Science Department Chair carries both teaching and managerial responsibilities (outlined below), s/he will teach less than a full-time load and receive load credit for managerial functions. The teaching/managerial load will be determined each year on an individual basis by the Vice President of Academics in conversation with the Chair. The ratio of teaching hours versus managerial hours may vary from year to year, depending on the activities of a given year. To illustrate: If a department is conducting formal program reviews, seeking profes-sional accreditation, or developing multiple new programs, the chair may be assigned fewer teaching hours and more managerial hours for that year. If the managerial load is lighter for a given year, the chair may be assigned more teaching hours and fewer managerial hours.With permission from the VPA, chairs may teach up to 6 credit hours of overload per year with additional remuneration.
A. Teaching Responsibilities:
- Teach courses, as assigned, in on-ground, online, and/or blended formats.
- Research and scholarship: Although research is not part of the College’s mission, faculty members are expected to maintain familiarity with current scholarship in their field of expertise. The College recognizes that professors engaged in productive study are working and improving the instruction they provide to students.
B. Managerial Responsibilities:
Lead and encourage departmental faculty as they carry out Dallas Christian College’s mission and educational goals. Areas of focus include:
1. Academic Council
- Serve on the DCC Academic Council, which consists of the Vice President of Academics (chair), academic department chairs, registrar, and others. This team is together responsible for DCC academic programs and policies, educational effectiveness, interviewing and approving faculty candidates, insti-tutional and professional accreditation compliance, and quality control—with each chair or director taking the lead in these matters with regard to his/her own department.
- Serve as liaison between departmental faculty and the VPA and Academic Council for the sake of a coordinated effort toward accomplishing the College’s mission and goals.
- Provide thoughtful counsel and subject matter expertise to the VPA and Academic Council as they address issues related to the Sports Science Department and the College as a whole.
3. Course and Program Development
- Oversee academic program development within the Sports Science Department in cooperation with the VPA, Academic Council, and academic support personnel.
- Ensure that all programs reflect the mission, values, philosophy, and educational objectives of Dallas Christian College.
4. Sports Science Program Management
- Provide leadership and supervision for the Sports Science programs with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
- Chair regular meetings of the Sports Science Committee, which consists of full- and part-time depart-mental faculty. Lead Committee oversight of departmental programs and policies, such as program admission standards, graduation requirements, faculty recruitment, educational effectiveness, program improvement, and overall quality control.
- Coordinate the planning, organization, and teaching of Sports Science courses, including curricula, textbook selection, and faculty teaching assignments for the fall, spring, and summer terms.
- Review yearly the Sports Science section of the college catalog.
- Provide leadership and supervision of practicum elements within the Sports Science programs, includ-ing internships.
- Nurture student networking with professional organizations and faith-based associations (e.g. Fellow-ship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, and the Association of Church Sports and Recreation Ministers) that will resource and enhance their careers in the field.
- Build cooperative relationships with local sports organizations, church-based sports ministries, and the DCC athletics department for the purpose of creating practicum and internship experiences that contribute to students’ professional growth.
- Assemble and analyze assessment data of student learning outcomes, recommending needed changes.
- “Close the loop” on assessment by initiating and monitoring program improvements.
- Supervise formal academic program reviews, as scheduled, in cooperation with the VPA, Academic Council, and Institutional Effectiveness team. While annual assessment efforts measure how well students meet program learning objectives, formal program reviews determine what those objectives should be in light of current needs in the profession.
- Cooperate with the VPA and registrar to develop the academic calendar, master course schedule, faculty roster, classroom assignments, and other elements needed for a smooth, organized educational operation.
- Assist the VPA with development of departmental budgets.
5. Faculty Oversight
- Assist the VPA with locating, screening, interviewing, and hiring new Sports Science faculty mem-bers, including part-time adjunct instructors.
- Provide orientation, training, and mentoring as needed for departmental faculty.
- Work with the VPA and registrar to make Sports Science faculty teaching and committee assignments.
- Hold regular meetings of departmental faculty for purposes of sharing information, conducting depart-mental business, building morale, and otherwise ensuring a coordinated effort in accomplishing DCC’s educational mission.
- Encourage and facilitate faculty professional development.
- Monitor the performance of departmental faculty members—especially new instructors and those who are struggling—by, for example, reviewing course evaluations, occasionally visiting their classes or online courses, discussing areas of needed improvement, and otherwise providing encouragement and support.
- Staff Oversight (if applicable)
- Assist the VPA with screening, interviewing, and hiring departmental support
- Provide staff orientation, training, and mentoring as needed.
- Encourage and facilitate staff professional development.
- Monitor the performance of support staff and ensuring a smooth, organized educational operation.
7. Marketing and Student Recruitment
- Cooperate with the Enrollment Management Department, Athletic Director, and Coaches in develop-ing and implementing marketing and recruiting strategies for Sports Science programs.
- Handle emails and phone calls from prospective Sports Science students to answer questions that go beyond what admission staff can handle.
- Student Advising and Mentoring
- Provide academic advising, monitoring, and mentoring for Sports Science The mission of Dallas Christian College is “to educate and mentor.” The faculty’s interaction with students outside the classroom is as central to their work as interaction inside the classroom. Academic advising is a kind of mentoring, as the faculty person seeks to understand the students’ needs and help them align their coursework, internships, and other learning activities with those goals. Through formal and informal interactions, faculty members are always called to bring the presence of Christ into the lives of students.
- Maintain 6+ posted office hours per week for interaction with students.
- Coordinate regular meetings of Sports Science students for the purpose of sharing information and facilitating their progress.
- Handle student issues by, for example, investigating complaints against instructors and otherwise guarding the quality of their educational experience.
- Attend key student functions, such as Commencement.
- Cooperate with the Vice President of Academics and the Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management in providing high quality academic and student support services.
9. Institutional Accreditation
- Cooperate with the Vice President of Academics and Accreditation Liaison to maintain DCC’s institutional accreditation by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
- Carry out additional duties assigned by the Vice President of Academics.
DCC can, to some extent, shape the Sports Science Chair position around the strengths of the person who holds it. If there is an interest on the part of the candidate, the College may be able to combine the faculty role with a coaching role for one of DCC’s athletic teams. However, the College seeks a person holding many of the follow-ing qualifications:
- Education and Experience
- Master’s degree required (earned doctorate preferred) in Sports Science or a related field, such as Sports Management, Sports Ministry, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health and Human Performance, Physical Education, or Health and Fitness
- Minimum five years of professional experience in a sports-related field
- Ability to develop and teach multiple courses in the Sports Science programs—especially the Core courses, which include (1) Introduction to Sport and Fitness Leadership; (2) Organization and Management of Athletic Programs; (3) Sport and Exercise Psychology; (4) Prevention and Management of Common Sports Injuries; (5) Coaching, Mentoring, and Christian Discipleship; and (6) Legal, Ethical, and Professional Standards for Sports Leadership
- The biblical/theological foundation necessary for integrating a biblical worldview and promoting faith integration in Sports Science programs
- Other Preferred Qualifications:
- Professional experience in athletic coaching
- Professional experience in sports management
- Professional experience in sports and recreation ministry
- Professional experience working in an institution of higher education—especially a faith-based college or university
- Familiarity with professional organizations, such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and Association of Church Sports and Recreation Ministers (CSRM)
- Familiarity with organizations where sports and faith meet, such as Athletes in Action (AIA) and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
- Familiarity with the sports scene in Dallas/Fort Worth and ways students could get involved
- General Knowledge and Abilities
- Demonstrates proficient knowledge of current content, research, practices, standards, and expectations in Sports Science.
- Demonstrates effectiveness in integrating a biblical worldview and promoting faith integration throughout the Sports Science Department and programs.
- Demonstrates effective classroom management and teaching skills in a variety of academic settings with students of varied backgrounds and abilities
- Demonstrates proficient administrative and organizational skills
- Demonstrates competent interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrates ability to work well with other people, including culturally diverse populations
- Responds to public inquiries accurately, promptly, and courteously
- Demonstrates integrity and ethics
- Maintains confidentiality
- Exhibits a professional appearance, demeanor, and decorum
- Maintains punctuality in daily schedule, meetings, and appointments
- Meets task completion deadlines as established by supervisor
- Technical Skills
- Demonstrates proficiency with MS Office, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
- Demonstrates the capability of learning other technology applications, such as the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) used in all DCC classes
- Physical Requirements
- Ability to handle standard office conditions, including but not limited to extended sitting and/or standing, reading, writing, typing, speaking, and use of technology
- Ability to climb stairs
- Ability to supervise and/or set up a classroom, including physical arrangement of desks, chairs, tables, displays, and centers
- Ability to supervise and/or set up rooms for meetings
- Ability to travel occasionally within the Dallas/Fort Worth area and sometimes to outside conferences for purposes of networking and supervising interns
STATEMENTS OF FAITH
All trustees, employees, and any other persons acting as recognized representatives of Dallas Christian College shall be willing to affirm and support the following:
Statement of Faith
The Bible, or Holy Scriptures, alone is the divinely inspired Word of God, and therein is contained the revelation of the deity of Jesus Christ, the plan of salvation for mankind, and the faith and work of the Church; furthermore, that the testimony of such Scriptures testifies to prophecy concerning His advent, virgin birth, miraculous life, blood atonement, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, and final return, and is expressly and historically true in the commonly accepted meaning of the terms; in addition, that the Church of the New Testament ought everywhere to be restored with its divine plan of admission: faith, repentance, and baptism, with consequent godly life; and finally, that the Scriptures are wholly sufficient to build the kingdom of God.
Statement on Sexuality
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
Statement on Marriage
We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen. 2:18-25). We believe that marriage between one man and one woman, for life, uniquely reflects Christ’s relationship with His rescue mission (Eph. 5:21-33). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, cohabitation, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, or use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10).
Statement on the Sanctity of Human Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps. 139)
To apply: Please send cover letter, resume/CV, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for adjunct teaching are 1) minimum of a master’s degree and 2) minimum of 18 graduate hours in the area taught.
Required documents: 1) completed Adjunct Teaching Employment Application, 2) resume/bio, and 3) unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work.
Please send all documents to Karla Bacon. You can fax the documents to her attention at 972-241-8021, scan/e-mail the documents to her at email@example.com, or mail the documents to her attention at Dallas Christian College, 2700 Christian Parkway, Dallas, TX 75234
Once received, documentation will be given to the appropriate department chair. The applicant will be contacted by the department chair at such time as there is a possible instructor assignment. At that time, further documentation will be required.