Employment Opportunities

Current employment opportunities at Woodbury University are featured on this page.

About Woodbury University

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. The university ranks 15th among the nation’s “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” according to Money Magazine, and is a 2016-17 College of Distinction. With campuses in Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego, the university offers bachelor’s degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and College of Liberal Arts, along with a Master of Business Administration, Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture. The San Diego campus offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, as well as a Master of Architecture degree with a concentration in Real Estate Development. Visit woodbury.edu for more information.

Burbank Campus

Position: The Department of Accounting invites applicants for full-time graduate and undergraduate teaching beginning August 2017.

Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate that they meet AACSB’s Scholarly Academic (SA) or Scholarly Practitioner (SP) standards in accounting, have earned a Ph.D. from an accredited institution or possess an equivalent degree recognized by AACSB, and are eligible for U.S. employment. In addition, applicants must demonstrate the potential (1) to maintain AQ status; (2) to publish in peer-reviewed journals; (3) to be effective teachers in a learning and student-centered environment; and (4) to participate in significant University service within and beyond the School of Business. A proven track record of scholarly publications and significant professional experience in the field of accounting is preferred. ABD candidates will also be considered.

The University: Nestled between the Verdugo Mountains and Griffith Park, Woodbury University is located in Burbank, home of international film, television, animation, and post-production studios. Woodbury University is a student-centered and learning-centered institution dedicated to transforming and preparing students for successful careers in the twenty-first century. Founded in 1884, this small, private university (1,300 students) has developed a philosophy and environment that nurtures creativity and accomplishment with bachelor’s and master’s programs in business, architecture, design, media, and the liberal arts.

School of Business: Operating from a new state-of-the-art building, the School enrolls 500 plus students in two degree programs. The BBA degree has a clear Management focus, but students can also major in Accounting, Marketing or Fashion Marketing. The MBA degree is available in evening or weekend classes that accommodate the working student. All programs and courses offer a balance of theory and practice.

Remuneration: Competitive and market based depending on rank within the University’s ranking system.

Application: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All documents should be submitted electronically to HR@woodbury.edu and include (1) a current CV which lists the candidate’s educational and employment history and peer reviewed journal articles; (2) contact information for at least three references; and (3) a letter of interest that demonstrates AQ status and addresses other qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91504-1052
Fax: 818-767-7567
Email: HR@woodbury.edu

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

Role and Responsibilities
The position reports to the Vice President, Accounting and Finance and is responsible for the overall accounting function, including monthly financial statements, accounting of all funds, journal entries, and other duties as assigned by the Vice President. The Controller will lead the Business Office personnel towards achieving their departmental mission and objectives, as well as the University’s strategic mission and objectives.

Responsibilities

  1. Work with the Vice President to recommend, draft, and implement internal controls, policies, and procedures affecting the Business Office.
  2. Oversees the operations of accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury, and other functions, ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
  3. Develops, reviews for efficiency, maintains, and/or executes fiscal policies, accounting, and internal financial controls of the University.
  4. Supervise Business Office personnel.
  5. Prepare monthly reconciliations, financial statements and analysis reports for internal, external, and audit purposes.
  6. Develops and implements organizational goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; reviews and recommends changes to operational effectiveness.
  7. Prepares for and oversees the University’s external audits, and reports the results to the VP and/or administration; implements corrections and improvements, as required.
  8. Coordinate accounts receivable and financial aid reconciliation with the Accounts Receivable Supervisor.
  9. Maintain accounting of all funds, including the current unrestricted, restricted, endowment, quasi-endowment, loan and plant funds.
  10. Perform end-of-month and end-of-year closing procedure.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting, required; Master’s preferred. CPA Preferred.
  2. Three plus or more years fund accounting and budget experience in higher education preferably in the private, non-profit sector.
  3. Knowledge of federal regulations, laws, and auditing requirements.
  4. Ability to interpret audit information and to institute financial policy, procedure and/or operational corrections and modifications.
  5. Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts and/or projections. Knowledge of Great Plains, a plus.
  6. Outstanding interpersonal and community relation skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  7. Ability to prepare reports and other written communications.
  8. Time management and prioritization skills.

APPLICATION:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. All documents should be sent electronically and include: (1) a current CV which lists educational and employment history; (2) contact information for at least three references; and (3) a letter of interest, to:
Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91504-1052
Email: HR@woodbury.edu
Fax: 818-767-7567
Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

Under the direction of the Vice President for University Advancement, the Development Officer is responsible for planning and implementing a program of identification, cultivation, visitation and solicitation of individual major gifts and planned giving in support of Woodbury University fundraising initiatives

Responsibilities:

  1. Builds and manages a portfolio of 100-150 prospective donors for major gift commitments for identified Woodbury University fundraising objectives: to include identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Conducts twelve to fifteen field visits per month. Develops written engagement and solicitation strategies; moves prospective donors through the traditional cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship cycle recording actions in a moves management system.Support the Annual Gift program with her/his assigned prospects.
  2. Assists the entire University Advancement Office in its functions and coordination of activities, including coordinating with other University offices.
  3. Participates in the activities of committees and organizations to insure that appropriate development policies, procedures, and safeguards exist and function in the best interest of the University.
  4. Supervises assigned support staff providing evaluations and feedback for all areas of responsibility.
  5. Work with academic deans and program directors on special fundraising initiatives and activities.
  6. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible and relevant fundraising experience at a university or comparable non-profit organization.
  • A track record of organizing successful fundraising programs and in soliciting and closing gifts.
  • Possess the knowledge and/or experience in all areas of University Advancement that will be overseen, including annual giving, planned gifts, corporate and university relations, research and prospect management, stewardship, and alumni and parent relations.
  • Inclusive, innovative, and a collaborative leader who thinks strategically and is results oriented.
  • Success in leading organizational change and ability to increase the effectiveness of a fundraising unit through established goals, objectives, tactics and individual and team performance standards to increase the success in cultivating and soliciting highly rated donors.
  • Ability to empower others and to encourage and support their success, and to actively participate in a comprehensive fundraising program with professionalism, sensitivity, respect and commendable personal integrity and ethical standards.
  • Strong knowledge of the principles of fundraising and ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
  • Problem-solving, research, and analytical skills.
  • Solid relationship-building skills and ability to interface effectively with internal and external constituents.
  • Able to articulate the case for support so that individuals buy into the vision, mission, and goals of the University and, with sufficient effectiveness, to secure gifts at assigned donor giving levels.
  • Ability to foster collaborative thinking and team building, and develop talent and successful performance with staff.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and to work an extended and varied schedule that frequently includes evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work well as a part of a cooperative management team.

Application:  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All documents should be submitted electronically to HR@woodbury.edu and include: (1) a current CV which lists the candidate’s educational and employment history; (2) contact information for at least three references; and (3) a letter of interest, to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd Burbank, CA 91504-1052
Fax: 818-767-7567 Email: HR@woodbury.edu

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

The purpose of the Director of Marketing is to develop and implement domestic and international marketing plans to increase enrollments, donations, and jobs for students while improving/maintaining Woodbury University’s visibility in the press and in key constituencies including alumni, donors, and employers. The goal is to build brand awareness of the University locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The Director of Marketing is charged with developing and implementing a social media plan for the University, and formulating the school’s messages for use in communicating with the media, the general public (including prospective students, alumni, employers and donors) and the Woodbury community (students, faculty, staff and Board members). This position will also help determine institutional positioning, and will act in an editorial capacity to direct preparation of significant publications, both printed and electronic.  The Director of Marketing will work with the University’s Leadership on Publications, Exhibitions and Lectures, and relevant administrative departments such as Development and Admissions within the University to assure compelling, consistent, and appropriate articulation of the Woodbury University’s brand in both words and images.

Responsibilities   

  • Prepare plans for strategic institutional Communications and Marketing on both an annual and multi-year basis with a focus on both print and electronic collateral materials, video highlights, stewardship impact stories and social media channels to acknowledge and engage our constituents and furthers Woodbury’s strategic priorities.
  • Defines marketing and communications objectives that are aligned and in support of the University’s mission, vision, and institutional goals as informed by the Strategic Plan. Analyzes and interprets information, conditions, stakeholder positions and other variables in order to develop a framework for communications and marketing.
  • Adjusts the strategy in response to or in anticipation of changing conditions. Coordinates/outsources, as appropriate, with outside agency partners, ensuring collaboration and consistency.
  • Oversees the development of the University’s brand identity and messaging. Creates an effective partnership network across all departments of the University, including Administrators, faculty, and staff to advance brand building goals.
  • Serves as marketing/communications liaison to the University’s senior leadership. Advises on media perceptions, public relations issues, marketing strategies, and effective messaging to advance the reputation of the University and to minimize risk.
  • Create a quantitative and qualitative measurement system to evaluate the effectiveness and success of all communications and marketing campaigns.
  • Coordinate a cross-institution committee charged with developing a plan for brand development.
  • Lead the development and implementation of leading-edge digital and social marketing campaigns, with an emphasis on innovative programs that will build awareness and generate prospective student, alumni, community or media engagement.
  • Design and implement donor surveys for the purpose of refining and improving reports and other donor communications.
  • Annually identify the University’s most press-worthy activities and then develop and implement strategies for securing commitments for coverage.
  • Obtain, verify, and provide information for the media, including overseeing the development and distribution of public relations for press, radio, and television.
  • Work with the University’s leaders to conceptualize, develop, and oversee the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the University’s website.
  • Track competitor activities, marketing and advertising trends, etc. to ensure continual awareness of market conditions and impact on program development.  Must be able to take the next step and assimilate this learning to help maximize the effectiveness of existing programs and help with the development of new program ideas.
  • In conjunction with the University’s academic departments and administrative offices, review and edit materials and publications to assure completeness, accuracy, and consistent communication of the Woodbury University brand.
  • In conjunction with University leadership, approve/oversee the production of videos and printing of school publications, such as posters, catalogs, flyers, invitations and newsletters to ensure standards of design quality.
  • Develop timetables, communication calendars, develop and monitor budgets, budget controls, and show attention to detail while juggling multiple activities.
  • Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Mentors and develops staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
  • Establishes and monitors staff performance and development goals, assigns accountabilities, sets objectives, establishes priorities, and conducts annual performance appraisals.
  • Develop Social Media Marketing Plans.

Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a management-level position in a public relations or marketing field. Higher education setting preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree, in public relations, marketing, or in the arts.
  • Proven leader with success in bringing together differing and sometimes competing groups on campus into a cohesive and strong marketing team.
  • Impactful writing skills, effective editing abilities, and the vision and expertise to inspire and impart talented storytelling. Excellent ability to conceptualize, develop, and execute communications (video, printed, and electronic) and to maximize their visual impact.
  • Working knowledge of the latest digital and print developments and trends, publications, e-communications, branding and market research techniques and practices.
  • Experience coordinating efforts with a variety of external partners on creative processes and projects, while personally contributing to the success of projects.
  • Aptitude and adeptness for using data to inform strategy and tactics around creating and assessing target markets and ROI that are aligned with the University’s strategic plan and mission.
  • Exposure to online education and awareness of best practices associated with SEO and other marketing trends.
  • A strong understanding of, experience in creative marketing and outreach strategies including social media and digital initiatives.
  • A commitment to outreach and service to ethnically diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership in both short-term and long-term strategic planning, and in institutional positioning/brand management.
  • Professional knowledge of the press. Experience in and overseeing print production and in website management.

Application:

Interested persons should send a cover letter; resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, addressing their qualifications, to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA  91504-1052
Email: HR@woodbury.edu
Fax:  818-767-7567

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

The Game Art & Design program at Woodbury University in Burbank is growing. We are looking for experienced part-time faculty for our Fall 2017 classes.

Game Design Courses:

  • Story Development for Interactive Media
    Making interactive non-linear “short stories” with Unity.
  • Game Level Design
  • User Interface Design
  • App Development for Virtual Reality (Oculus Rift consumer hardware)
    The above design and development courses work primarily with Unity3D and C#, with Shader Forge, crazybump, Illustrator, etc.

Game Art Courses

  • Maya Fundamentals
  • Materials, Lighting & Rendering (Maya, Quixel Suite, Substance Painter)
  • 3D Character Design & Modeling (Zbrush)
  • 3D Character Rigging (Maya)
  • 3D Character Animation (Maya, Motion Builder)

Different game art courses work with this software:
Maya, Quixel 2.0, zBrush, Mudbox, Motion Builder, Xnormals, crazybump
Adobe Creative Suite, etc.

Requirements for all Adjunct Professors:

  • Familiarity and knowledge of many video games, old, and new.
  • Experience managing class rosters, attendance, timely grading of assignments.
  • Able to provide critical, informed, and creative feedback to students.
  • Able to instruct and guide students through best practices of game prototyping, play testing, iteration, presentation and collaboration.
  • Published game title(s) a major plus.

Application:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  All documents should be sent electronically and include: (1) a current CV which lists educational and employment history; (2) a letter of interest, to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA  91504-1052
Email: HR@woodbury.edu
Fax:  818-767-7567

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

Under general supervision of the Director of Admissions and in collaboration with the International Recruiters, the candidate provides counseling to all international students including academic and immigration advisement with a special emphasis on the impact of a wide variety of federal regulations affecting International students. Works directly with outside agencies to support the international students’ transition to Woodbury.

Responsibilities

  • Advocates for international student matters with all the Colleges and Agencies and other support services to support each student’s successful integration process to ensure speedy transcript review and I-20 completion.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse cultural needs of students when providing advisement and services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of immigration regulations and is required to utilize the information received from the International Recruiters to support all the international students’ transition.
  • Collaborates with other International staff to support orientation programming for international students at Woodbury. • Work closely with international student development to ensure good onboarding and continuing experience on campus.
  • Meet with local language (ESL) schools to discuss transfer options as students complete their programs.
  • Must be able to exercise independent judgment in carrying out daily tasks with accuracy on federal and state compliance matters.
  • Collaborates with Admissions Counselors and International Recruiters in support of the recruitment of international students through fairs, college visits, and other outreach assignments.
  • Optimize Hobson’s customer relations management system (CRM) for international recruitment.
  • Establishes and promotes a strong link between international recruitment activities and the Admissions Office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position has travel requirements of approximately 20% of the time.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent level of professional knowledge in counseling, international advising preferred.
  • Minimum three years of progressive, related experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and CRM, preferably Hobson’s.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Bilingual skills.
  • High customer service values and exceptional level of professionalism.

Application:

Interested persons should send a cover letter; resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, addressing their qualifications, to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91504-1052
Email: HR@woodbury.edu
Fax: 818-767-7567

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

Woodbury University’s School of Business seeks applicants for a full-time position in the Department of Marketing at the assistant or associate professor level starting August 2017.

Required: Woodbury University’s School holds AACSB accreditation, which entails that candidates must meet AACSB’s standards of being Scholarly Academics (SA), which include an earned Ph.D. in Marketing (or have reasonable expectation of completing their degree by August 2017), active engagement in high quality research on marketing topics in relevant journals, presentations at national/international academic conferences, and a history of high quality teaching in marketing at both the undergraduate (BBA) and graduate (MBA) levels. In addition candidates must have the capability to be a faculty advisor/mentor, as well as being actively engaged in service to the School and University community.

Preferred: Preference will be given to candidates with a record of high quality teaching and a strong interest in teaching undergraduate (BBA) and graduate (MBA) courses in Marketing Strategy and Marketing Research. Interest to teach undergraduate fashion marketing courses is also desirable.

The University: Nestled between the Verdugo Mountains and Griffith Park, Woodbury University is located in Burbank, home of international film, television, animation, and post-production studios. Woodbury University is a student-centered and learning-centered institution dedicated to transforming and preparing students for successful careers in the twenty-first century. Founded in 1884, the small, private university (1,300 students) has developed a philosophy and environment that nurtures creativity and accomplishment with bachelor’s and master’s programs in business, architecture, design, media, and the liberal arts.

School of Business: Operating from a new state-of-the-art building, the School enrolls 500 plus students in two degree programs. The BBA degree has a clear Management focus, but students can also major in Accounting, Marketing or Fashion Marketing. The MBA degree is available in evening or weekend classes that accommodate the working student. All programs and courses offer a balance of theory and practice.

Remuneration: Competitive and market based depending on rank with in the University’s ranking system.

Application: Review of applications will remain open until the position is filled. Candidate must be eligible to work in the US. The application should include: (1) Letter of application detailing: a) interest in the position; b) research interests and accomplishments; c) teaching interests and experience; d) a teaching philosophy statement; and e) review of professional background. (2) Current curriculum vitae which clearly demonstrate the above mentioned requirements with special attention to meeting AACSB’s Scholarly Academic (SA) status. Please send all application materials by e-mail to HR@woodbury.edu.

Human Resources
Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91504-1052
HR@woodbury.edu
Fax – 818-767-7567

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

Answers telephone and assists callers; responds to general information requests, receives and directs visitors, schedules appointments, assist with everyday office activities. Checks the general voicemail regularly, forwarding messages to appropriate staff members, types and prepares correspondence, memos, reports, and other documents using a computer; opens, sorts, and distributes mail, sets up, maintains, updates and organizes office records and files; files all materials promptly, photocopies correspondence, memos, reports and other documents; provides support to faculty, students, and staff; assists in special projects as necessary, orders, maintains, and distributes supplies, ensures the office equipment is in working order (copier, phones, printer, computers, Internet, etc.), keeps lobby and supply/copy room neat and orderly, may perform secretarial duties, takes minutes at meetings, prepares and arranges meetings and workshops, gathers information to be included in monthly newsletter, must be available to assist with unexpected needs as they arise, performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • High School graduation or equivalent.
  • One-two years of secretarial experience. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Basic computer skills including knowledge of current word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Simple bookkeeping and record keeping methods and procedures.
  • Modern office methods and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Typing at a minimum of 45-50 wpm.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Telephone communications.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Operate telephone, computer, and standard office equipment.
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.]
  • Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.

Applications: Are accepted and will remain on file until a temporary position becomes available at which time you will be called to obtain interest. Please submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications; resume; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91504-1052
Fax – 818-767-7567
E-Mail: HR@woodbury.edu

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

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