Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. With 26 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience.

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Burbank Campus

Current available employment opportunities

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Administrative Coordinator, the primary functions of the Administrative Assistant of the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) are to provide administrative support to faculty, staff and students. This includes managing faculty calendars, assisting with clerical tasks, and other duties, as needed.  Coordinate the logistics for CoLA sponsored events, such as poetry workshops, open mic readings, Writing Center and Math/Science tutoring events. Responsible for reserving meeting spaces and working with the Maintenance and IT departments for the logistics of event set-up. Responsible for processing reimbursements and payment requests (checks, honorariums).


  • Assist with copying, scanning, maintenance and IT requests.
  • Maintain filing system for academic student files and faculty.
  • Assist students with paperwork to add courses, including directed and independent studies.
  • Gather information from faculty regarding office hours and outlook calendars.
  • Schedule student appointments with faculty.
  • Schedule meetings for faculty and reserve rooms via Ad Astra.
  • Assist with event requests through the FREA process (posters, event set-up, catering).
  • Disseminate posters and email blasts to the campus community.
  • Coordinate office changes and furniture rearrangements when faculty move to new office spaces.
  • Distribute mail, organize mailboxes and create mailboxes for new faculty.
  • Organize new signage and office hour’s print-outs for faculty offices.
  • Work with University Marketing to request new signage and update faculty biographies on the CoLA webpage.
  • Gather projects and other scholarly works from faculty to be arranged in the CoLA display cases.
  • Assist Administrative Coordinator with recruiting, interviewing, scheduling and training of student workers.
  • Assist faculty with expense reimbursements and honorarium payment requests through Ariett system.
  • Prepare placement exam forms and score distribution for the Writing department.
  • Prepare adjunct faculty contract spreadsheet for course load assignments.
  • Assist with on-boarding of new faculty by providing information about campus resources.
  • Coordinate paperwork for copy codes and key requests for new faculty.


  • Demonstrate initiative and follow up for projects.
  • Detail oriented and high level of accuracy when working on assignments.
  • Team player and collaborator. Work with Administrative Coordinator, as needs arise.
  • Professional demeanor and positive attitude. Politely greet and offer help to all who come to the COLA office.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to track, monitor, and adhere to deadlines.
  • Advanced expertise working with Microsoft Office suite applications.
  • Ability to learn University systems and policies.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The following are the minimum qualifications required for the position.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required, Associate’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience as an administrative assistant


The following are the physical requirements of the position.

  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.
  • Hand/fingers dexterity to work with computers.
  • Walking, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to utilize office equipment such as computers and copiers
  • Kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.
  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.
  • Works indoors in an office environment the majority of the time.
  • Complex reading and writing ability.

Resumes accepted until position is filled. Submit letter of interest addressing qualifications; resume; and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504
Email: Hr@woodbury.edu

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

The position reports to the AVP, Admissions with primary responsibility for expanding the University’s outreach by collaborating with high schools and community colleges and attending fairs and events to meet with students and share information about Woodbury University. The position serves as a member of a dynamic professional team. Evening and weekend work required due to extensive recruitment travel.


  • Participates in development of recruiting strategy, including the selection of feeder schools.
  • Organizes and attends high school/college visits to recruit prospective students. Attends in and out of state recruitment events and is responsible for making own travel arrangements.
  • Establishes and maintain relationships and collaborations with high schools, community colleges, universities, language schools, corporate organizations, local cities and other constituents to increase the enrollment of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Conducts classroom and group presentations at high schools, community colleges, language schools, corporate organizations and local cities.
  • Inputs prospective student data into data management system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in Admissions and Recruitment in Higher Education is highly preferred.
  • Customer service, sales or marketing experience with personal interaction is highly preferred.
  • Must possess general knowledge of higher education markets.
  • Great organizational skills and planning.
  • Must be able to work with all levels at Woodbury University and be committed to its mission.
  • Must be results oriented and have the ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Must possess a relatively high level of communication skills and interpersonal skills with high energy.
  • Must have strong professional presentation skills and be comfortable presenting to small and large groups.
  • Computer proficient with advanced knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Prefer good knowledge of enrollment management software(s) (Hobsons and PowerCampus).
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
  • Possess valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable means of transportation.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and able to work in a fast paced environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Good vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.
  • Hand/fingers dexterity.
  • Simple to complex reading, writing, clerical and math skills.
  • A combination of sedentary work, walking, standing, lifting and/or carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Works with/around and has verbal contact with others.

APPLICATION: Qualified persons should send a current resume, names and addresses of at least three references, and a cover letter addressing qualifications to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-1052

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

Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Filmmaking

Type of Position: Full-Time Ranked Renewable Term

Woodbury University’s School of Media, Culture & Design (MCD) invites applications for a full-time professor of Filmmaking in digital film and media production with an expected start date of August 16, 2020. Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with degrees held as well as teaching and professional experience. Woodbury’s full-time faculty ranked positions are based on contracts rather than tenure.

Contract renewal and rank advancement are contingent on satisfying departmental and university criteria, which include effective teaching, meaningful engagement with the disciplines and profession through creative work and/or scholarship, and service to the university.

The successful candidate will cover the full range of duties associated with teaching, including, but not limited to, preparing course material; creating and posting course syllabi; presenting material during the assigned course times; holding office hours and providing appropriate out-of-class time for students; responding to student e-mails; conducting and grading assessments of students through assignments, exams, and other means, in a timely manner; and submitting final grades. Course appointments may require instruction during the day, on evenings, on weekends, or online. Faculty are also active participants in student advising, curricular development, assessment of learning outcomes, identifying internship opportunities, promoting the department, and student recruitment activities. Responsibilities may include involvement in off-campus activities and occasional evening or weekend duties.


  1. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach at multiple levels in media production and post-production, including hands-on classes in cinematography (primarily on Canon and Sony cameras), directing, editing (in Premiere), grip and electrical work, and basic safety skills.


  1. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A terminal degree is preferred (an MFA in film production or film-related discipline) and preference will be given to candidates with an existing record of professional experience in film production and with a strong knowledge of current and future production tools and technology. Experience with underrepresented communities is also valued. Our school emphasizes collaboration both within individual departments and in conjunction with other academic departments in the school.
  2. The ideal candidate will have produced a strong body of work that reflects a high degree of filmmaking production knowledge, and a reel that demonstrates expertise in production, directing, and cinematography. A keen understanding of short-form filmmaking is essential, in addition to a strong grasp of all aspects of storytelling, from conceptualization to development to delivery.


Applications are due by January 15, 2020. Candidates must submit:

  1. A letter of application outlining experience in teaching, professional pursuits, and creative/research interests
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. An artist’s statement and a teaching statement
  4. An online reel or links to 5 examples of selected streaming content of applicant’s production work
  5. Three professional letters of recommendation

Send materials to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-1052

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


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.

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.

Woodbury University invites expressions of interest in the position of Vice President for Finance & Accounting. The Vice President serves as a member of the President’s senior cabinet and provides “hands-on” leadership for the management of financial and business affairs including overall administration of the budget process in conformity with the University’s strategic plan; maintenance of internal accounting controls; development of financial policies and procedures; procurement of goods and services; management and administration of long-term debt including bonds; and restructuring the institutions financial and accounting systems. The VP for Finance & Accounting will interface and present regularly to the university’s leadership and the Board of Trustees. As they key financial leader advising the President and Board of Trustees, the VPFA will provide critical insight and analyses to support strategic planning, goal setting, and key policy and decision making.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this role include oversight and administration of all financial operations on campus, including hands-on detailed assessment, development and integration of systems, and through accounting and financial reporting.

The VPFA will play an active role in the day-to-day management and strategic guidance of the following:

  • Overall Finance and Accounting
  • Budgeting and Financial Projections
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Compliance
  • Monitoring Investments

The ideal candidate will be strategic and results driven, with strong leadership skills and a proven track record. A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration is required, and an advanced degree or CPA is preferred. It is essential that candidates have a minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible senior management experience, preferably in private higher education or in a not-for-profit organization. Candidates must have knowledge of fund accounting and higher education administrative support programs, the ability to perform financial analyses, and mastery of automated systems and computer and software applications for financial analysis. As a seasoned financial leader of integrity, it is necessary that the VPFA have a commitment to team-based management and possesses impeccable verbal and written communication skills; strong relationship building capabilities; an entrepreneurial approach to seeking and analyzing financial opportunities; flexibility and adaptability to shifting priorities or needs, with sound and influential decision making abilities.

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is an independent regionally accredited, coeducational, non-profit, nonsectarian, partially residential institution of 1,400 students. The academic programs offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the School of Business & Management, and bachelor’s degrees from the Schools of Architecture & Design, and Arts & Sciences. For additional information, please visit our web site at www.woodbury.edu.

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Please send, FAX or e-mail a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references 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

San Diego Campus

Current available employment opportunities