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

Under direct supervision by Sr. Executive Assistant to the President / Secretary to the Board of Trustees, this position performs complex secretarial work of an administrative nature and assists the President and the Executive Assistant in day-to-day operations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the handling of all office clerical functions as first point of contact; answering phones, checking emails/calendars, scheduling meetings, preparing packages / agendas for meetings, etc.,
  • Prepare and compile of information and documents for various annual reports.
  • Prepare all check requisitions, purchase order requests through Ariett.
  • Prepare expense reimbursement forms for the President and the Executive Assistant.
  • Assist in monitoring monthly budget reports for the office.
  • Order supplies for the President’s office.
  • Assist the Executive Assistant in preparation for the board meetings.
  • Organize board, cabinet and other related meetings.
  • Research and compile information for various projects and/or legal matters for the President.
  • May receive visits or calls regarding complaints which may be resolved or referred to proper person for resolution.
  • Prepare memoranda, letters, and correspondence for the President and the Executive Assistant
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining official documents and records in appropriate files for the office.
  • Make appointments, schedule meetings, and coordinate travel arrangements for the Office of the President.
  • Manage calendars for the Office of the President.
  • Supervise and train student employees or volunteers.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The following are the minimum qualifications required for the position.

  • Bachelors’ degree and/or equivalent with a minimum of two years’ relevant experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to work with higher level of leadership including Board of Trustees.
  • Excellent grammar and spelling skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Professionalism in handling a wide range of tasks and attention to detail and keep confidentiality at all times.
  • Capacity to work independently on multiple projects and to prioritize appropriately.
  • Experience with databases and website maintenance as well as tasks in the MS Office Suite, specifically Excel.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The following are the physical requirements of the position.

  • 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, cover letter addressing qualifications and salary requirements to:

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

 

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

Responsibilities   

  • 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
HR@woodbury.edu

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

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the VP, Administrative Services & HR, the Coordinator, Disabilities and Accessibility Services develops and oversees support services, activities, and programs to assist students with disabilities. The Coordinator, Disabilities and Accessibility Services will work closely with other university departments (i.e. Deans, Health Services, Human Resources, Faculty and Staff Departments) to assess cases and ensure an accessible environment for students with disabilities. Key responsibilities of this position include the following:  consulting with students, employees and other stakeholders to determine reasonable accommodations; determining needs for additional, related external medical examinations;  identifying internal and external resources; facilitating discussions and problem-solving with internal and external stakeholders for accommodation resolutions; utilizing a database to track accommodation requests and usage; and providing recommendations and trainings to the Woodbury community.   The Coordinator, Disabilities and Accessibility Services is responsible for coordinating and managing the process for providing accommodations and support services for students with disabilities across all campuses.

 

Responsibilities (Estimated % of Time)                                                                                                                                        

  1. Monitor and make recommendations for modifying University processes and policies to ensure compliance with ADA and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 surrounding students with disabilities. (25%)
  2. Oversee the development of academic adjustment plans with students to provide access and inclusion, adhering to all applicable university, state and federal ADA policies, procedures and protocol. (25%)
  3. Partner with individual students, faculty and staff to coordinate access to resources for academic adjustments, as applicable and necessary (ex. note-takes, interpreters, audiobooks and more) (20%)
  4. Provide on-going professional development workshops for faculty, staff, student tutors and workers around disability issues. (20%)
  5. Consult with CARE Team as needed (5%)
  6. Perform other duties as assigned (5%)

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Education & Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in higher education, special education, educational therapy, or a related field.
  2. Demonstrated working experience with ADA regulations and familiar with issues in higher education and student development. Current knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and ADA Compliance.
  3. Minimum of two years facilitating disability services in a higher education setting.
  4. Minimum of two years managing a program for students with disabilities
  5. Demonstrated experience with mediation and facilitation; ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive University data.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to present materials to students, faculty, and parents.
  7. Will have strong organizational skills and the ability to function well autonomously.
  8. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (EXCEL and Word) required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.
  2. Hand/fingers dexterity to work with computers.
  3. Walking, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  4. Ability to utilize office equipment such as computers and copiers
  5. Kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.
  6. Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.
  7. Works indoors in an office environment the majority of the time.
  8. Complex reading and writing ability.

 

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
HR@woodbury.edu

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.

Requirements

  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

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
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 Lead Software Developer and is responsible for campus-wide support of software and systems. Responsibilities include, operational support, systems upgrades, applications/systems evaluations and deployment, and programming. Via system analysis, design, programming and web development, report creation, and database queries, the position is charged with advanced level of systems administration, integration, analysis, and implementation. He or she works collaboratively with many areas of the campus.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the administration support as well as development and maintenance of the University core systems.
  • Assist with campus wide Microsoft Sharepoint sites. Work with various groups on campus to update contents. Manage and support University portal.
  • Install and upgrade 3rd party applications. Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems.
  • Develop integration (ETL) between SIS database and all 3rd party applications.
  •  Install SQL Server instance. Basic SQL Server Administration including security, backup and restore.
  • Assist business office to update/maintain various financial applications.
  • Provide technical support and training for functional users, and work closely with University Staff, Faculty and Student.
  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs. Meet with functional users in understanding, analyzing, and improving their business processes and procedures.
  • Manage applications contracts and maintain vendor relationships.
  • Coordinate with vendors and resolve issues.
  • Develop documentation for applications administration procedures.
  • Customize, Configure, implement, support, and maintain University incident management, asset management, change management systems. Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that show programmers the software code needed for an application
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software
  • Maintain and support Emergency Alert system.
  • Conduct training as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree is required. Masters degree preferred.
  • 8-10 years of software development and systems analysis experiences. Experiences with software development life cycle and software/systems architecture, experience programming, web page design and set up, and SQL database queries.
  • Experience with the Ellucian PowerCampus Student Information System is highly desired or other ERP systems.
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills required.
  • Deep understanding of software engineering and systems architecture is required.
  • Cloud based software architecture experiences required. Experiences with Learning Management Systems (LMS), in particularly, Moodle, is a plus but not required.
  • Expertise should include: relational database design, programming, project management, report building, process analysis, and web page development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft .Net, C#, HTML, JavaScript, SQL Server Administration, PL/SQL, IIS, SSRS, SSIS, Moodle
  • High expertise with information technology, along with the ability to communicate about those subjects to those with less or no experiences.
  • Experience and familiarity with project management.
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the University.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to facilitate group work.
  • Strong oral, written communication skills and sound interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:
• 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.

 

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

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

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.

Woodbury University invites applications for the position of User Engagement Librarian.  Working collaboratively, the User Engagement Librarian will be responsible for the development and implementation of programming, activities, and projects designed to improve the overall user experience of the Libraries.  Shared responsibilities also include reference, collection development, and instruction in credit-bearing Information Literacy courses. This is a fulltime faculty position reporting to the University Librarian. The successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of scholarship, service, and professional development.

Anticipated start date:  January 2020.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Library Science, or equivalent, from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent cooperative working relationships with individuals and departments.
  • Commitment to the promotion of a culture of outstanding public service in a learner-centered environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences.

 

Desired:

  • Experience in; teaching credit-bearing courses, providing reference and instruction services, working in an academic library, experience with library statistics collection and analysis.

 

Rank/Salary: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with degrees held as well as teaching and professional experience. This position is a full time contract renewable faculty position which may rank as Assistant / Associate Professor based on qualifications.

 

Eligibility:  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

To Apply:

Review of applications will begin Nov. 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested persons should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 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.

Woodbury University transforms students into innovative professionals who will contribute responsibly to the global community. Woodbury achieves academic excellence by focusing on purposeful student engagement, establishing external partnerships and ensuring that all processes, services and environment enrich the student experience.

Established in 1884 as a small, private, nonprofit institution, Woodbury University today is located at the heart of the Southern California creative economy, where it is a major draw for students locally and globally, who wish to gain access to a rich ecosystem of expertise and resources. With 26 undergraduate and graduate majors in the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and the College of Liberal Arts, each program is built on a strong, practice-based professional and liberal arts foundation. Woodbury has three locations across Southern California: a primary campus in Burbank, a small campus in San Diego, and a gallery in Hollywood. Students learn in an intimate, diverse and engaging setting with a total of 1200 undergraduate and graduate students. The average class size of 15 and student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 enables students to engage and learn in ways that are generally not possible at larger institutions. The University currently has an annual operating budget of approximately $39 million. It is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and recently received a $3 million Title V grant from the Department of Education.

In 2015, seasoned international business leader Dr. David M. Steele-Figueredo became Woodbury University’s 14th President. The Woodbury University name increasingly is recognized by the likes of The Economist, U.S. News & World Report, Colleges of Distinction, Graphic Design USA, DesignIntelligence and Animation Career Review as a leading university that offers top-notch academic programs and prepares students for excellence in their chosen field and in life. For additional information about Woodbury University, please visit: https://woodbury.edu.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Finance & Accounting (VPFA) serves as a member of the President’s senior cabinet and provides “hands-on” leadership for the management of financial and business affairs. This position includes 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 institution’s financial and accounting systems. With a total staff of 22 in Finance, Accounting and Information Technology, the VPFA will directly supervise the Accounting Manager, Finance Reporting Manager, IT Director (vacant), and Financial Aid Director. The VPFA will interface and present regularly to the University’s leadership and the Board of Trustees. As the key financial leader advising the President and Board of Trustees, the VPFA will provide collaborative and critical insight and analyses to support strategic planning, goal setting and key policy decision making.

Key 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 thorough accounting and financial reporting. This individual will provide leadership, management and supervision of the college’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and enterprise computer applications that support the college’s business processes, instruction and services. The VPFA will also represent the University in off campus community and local business circles, such as the Burbank Chamber of Commerce.

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

  • Overall Finance and Accounting
  • Budgeting and Financial Projections
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Compliance
  • Information Technology Infrastructure and Applications
  • Monitoring Investments

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer University policies related to business and finance. Analyze and recommend changes in fiscal policies related to business and finance.
  • Coordinate preparation and administration of the University budget. Monitor the annual operating budget.
  • Provide leadership to the campus budgeting and planning process.
  • Participate in general strategic and administrative planning as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
  • Act as a liaison and provide accountability to the Finance, Audit, Strategic Planning and Technology Committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Provide analysis and interpretation of the University’s fiscal and business affairs for the President and other officers of the University.
  • Supervise the operation and personnel of the Business Office, Financial Aid and Information Technology.
  • Manage accounting and other financial services including general ledger, financial reporting, accounts receivable and payable, cashiering, loan collections, investment accounting, fixed asset accounting, etc.
  • Manage the purchasing function and procurement of goods and services.
  • Work with independent accountants in preparation of the annual audit.
  • Oversee the conversion of information technology systems.

 

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:

The ideal candidate will be strategic and results driven, with strong “hands-on” leadership skills and a proven track record. As a seasoned financial leader of integrity, it is necessary that the VPFA have a commitment to team-based management and possess impeccable verbal and written

communication skills; strong relationship building capabilities; an entrepreneurial approach to seeing and analyzing financial opportunities; flexibility and adaptability to shifting priorities or needs, and sound and influential decision making abilities. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact in a collegial manner with faculty, staff and students. The VPFA will be a forward-thinking executive with strong business acumen, good judgment and an attention to detail. This person will have strong analytical and perceptive skills with the ability to diagnose accurately organizational needs.

CAREER TRACK LEADING TO THIS POSITION:

Candidates should have a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible senior management experience, preferably in private higher education or in a nonprofit organization. Candidates should have knowledge of fund accounting and the ability to perform financial analysis. Experience in higher education administrative support programs would be beneficial. Mastery of automated systems and computer and software applications to financial analysis is expected. Experience in a technology software conversion would be helpful.

EDUCATION:

A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration is required; a Master’s degree or CPA is preferred.

COMPENSATION:

Annual compensation will be competitive and relocation assistance, if needed, is negotiable. A comprehensive benefits package will be provided.

TO APPLY:

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications, including resume and a compelling letter of interest in confidence to:

 

Karin Stellar
kstellar@morrisberger.com
Morris & Berger
500 North Brand Boulevard, Suite 2150
Glendale, CA 91203
818-507-1234

Electronic submission is encouraged. https://morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2118

 

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

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