Job Opportunities

Lourdes University offers a challenging, flexible, and fulfilling work environment, driven by the our mission to provide job opportunities for intellectual discovery for our students. We offer numerous benefits, as well as many opportunities for personal and professional enrichment -- and our employees value the sense of family they gain from working in a small, caring community. Our campus is situated on 113 beautiful wooded acres in Sylvania, Ohio (10 miles west of Toledo). Please review available job opportunities below.

Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship—now accepting resumes

Lourdes University's College of Business & Leadership seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Social Entrepreneurship to teach a flexible combination of required courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will coordinate the newly created undergraduate Social Entrepreneurship major and will support and help to develop the Master of Business Administration program's Social Entrepreneurship concentration.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years experience Teaching Social Entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels or similar experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the social entrepreneurial lifecycle and ability to navigate and support social entrepreneurs through all phases
  • 7-10 years of experience with start-up/social entrepreneurial firms and at least 5 years of managerial experience
  • Significant experience working with executives and entrepreneurs across myriad industries
  • Ability to develop and maintain extensive professional network to support social entrepreneurship locally, nationally and internationally. An existing professional network is preferred
  • Evidence of ongoing scholarly research and/or publication in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, industry and diverse populations

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. or D.B.A. in Entrepreneurship, Management, Business Administration or related field (or A.B.D. with imminent completion date).

To apply, send a cover letter detailing professional background, accomplishments, research and teaching interests, experience and philosophy, a current CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for three professional references (including position title, employing organization, mailing and e-mail addresses) (do not send recommendation letters) to All documents must be submitted in MS Word or PDF format only.


Early Childhood Education Program Director—Now Accepting Resumes

Lourdes University, a private institution of higher education offering bachelor and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional studies, invites qualified applicants to apply for the Early Childhood Education Program Director.

The Director is a faculty member who provides academic and administrative leadership for the Early Childhood Education program. In addition to teaching classes and administrative responsibilities, the Director collaborates with department members to create, implement and maintain Department of Education policies. This is a full-time, eleven-month position.


Academic Program Leadership and Administrative Responsibilities

  • Coordinates development and implementation of program offerings that meet state and national standards for approval and accreditation
  • Assures academic integrity of courses through assessment processes
  • Evaluates departmental course equivalencies for transfer credit
  • Proposes and manages the program budget
  • Participates in student recruitment, retention and enrollment management processes
  • Represents the program to both internal and external constituencies
  • Supports and promotes the integration of the University and Department Missions within the program
  • Carries out assignments and other responsibilities assigned by the chair of the Department of Education or the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Responsibilities

  • Teaches assigned credit hours per academic year
  • Advises Early Childhood Education students
  • Serves on department and institutional committees
  • Engages in teaching, scholarship and service appropriate for rank


  • Terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed. D.) from an accredited institution of higher learning in Education or related field. (ABD considered)
  • Successful K-12 teaching or administrative experience at the Early Childhood level
  • Experience in higher education (program coordination) is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrated successful teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to the rank
  • Experience in program review and assessment preferred

To apply, candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (all in MS Word or PDF format only) to


Field Education Coordinator—Now Accepting Resumes

Lourdes University, a private, four-year, institution of higher education located in Sylvania, Ohio, and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, invites applicants for the position of Field Education Director.  This is a full-time, twelve-month, faculty position beginning in fall semester 2015.

The Field Education Director is a faculty member who provides academic and administrative leadership to the Field Education sequence within the undergraduate program of the Department of Social Work.  The Director is responsible for the effective functioning of Field Education and for the implementation of Department of Social Work policies.  Responsibilities include: Oversight of 12 hours of Field Education, management of data, forms and materials related to Field Education and preparation of assessment reports to insure compliance with accrediting standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides vision and leadership to the Social Work Department’s Field Education Program; collaborates and consults with the Social Work Department Chair and social work faculty
  • Responsible for 4 credit hours of Field Education per semester (Field Placement) and 2 credit hours of Field Seminar within the required social work curricula
  • Responsible for 6 credit hours of teaching in the social work department (2 courses) in fall and spring semester
  • Responsible for academic advising of social work student
  • Provides leadership in the recruitment, development and approval of Field Education sites, and promotes and maintains strong working relationships with the professional social work community
  • Maintains and updates Field Education Manual and related materials
  • Provides regular programs of orientation and training to Field Education agencies and Field Instructors for the purpose of enhancing the quality of student supervision and learning experiences
  • Makes at least two visits to each assigned field agency/site during the academic year
  • Remains informed about changes in the field sites that may affect the integrity and intent of the Field Education assignments of students and the BSW program
  • Clarifies and supports the Field Instructor requirements and expectations for supervision and evaluation of each student
  • Develops and maintains a data management system to effectively store information regarding Field Education functions and to support program assessment strategies
  • Maintains records and prepares reports consistent with CSWE Educational and Accreditation Standards; participates in Social Work Department’s efforts to maintain accreditation status
  • Effectively represents the Department’s Field Education program to the local community and makes contributions to the social work knowledge base at the local, state and national levels

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists department in development of program and operations of department.
  • Where appropriate, coordinates and participates in specific programs with community agencies
  • Carries out assignments or other responsibilities assigned by the Department Chair


  • Terminal degree in Social Work or related field preferred.  MSW with a minimum of two years post-MSW experience require
  • Hold a LISW in Ohio or equivalent license
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership and management in social work field education, field instruction and supervision of students in field placement
  • Strong written and oral communication skill
  • Knowledge of accredited programs and research skill related to program evaluatio
  • Strong teaching abilit

To apply, send letter of application, CV and contact information for three professional references (all in MS Word or pdf format only) to 


Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator—now accepting resumes

Lourdes University, a private institution of higher education offering bachelor and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional studies, located in Sylvania, Ohio and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, is seeking applicants for the position of Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator. This is a full-time, twelve-month, faculty position.

The Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator is a full-time member of the Lourdes University School of Nursing faculty with all the rights and responsibilities of a faculty appointment. The Program Administrator is responsible for providing leadership in the areas of curriculum and program development, implementation and evaluation of the Nurse Anesthesia Program. This position is responsible for community outreach to clinical agencies in the negotiation of contracts for student clinical placement and the recruitment of potential candidates to participate in the Nurse Anesthesia program. Additionally, the Program Administrator is a member of the graduate faculty. Appointment contract and teaching responsibilities are assigned by the Dean of the College of Nursing in collaboration with the Provost. Selected responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


Academic Program Leadership

Assures the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum of study leading to a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in nurse anesthesia

  • Assumes overall responsibility for meeting the Nurse Anesthesia program purpose, objectives and goals
  • Prepares the schedule of Nurse Anesthesia program classes and assignment of teaching responsibilities in collaboration with the Director of the MSN Program, Associate Chair of Curriculum and the Associate Chair of Clinical Instruction
  • Reviews the quality of the curriculum with faculty, students and other stakeholders
  • Assures the acquisition of library and other educational resources needed for the effective implementation of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Completes program evaluation and assessment reports and communicates findings to the MSN Director, Dean of the College of Nursing and Dean of the Graduate School, the Graduate Executive Council and General Nursing Assembly as appropriate
  • Analyzes the overall effectiveness of the Nurse Anesthesia program faculty teaching and clinical agency evaluation as appropriate

Following the College and Graduate School policies and procedures, establishes criteria for student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNA) admissions, academic progress and graduation by:

  • Supervising the process of student recruitment and selection committee
  • Providing information to students regarding the policies and procedures of the University and program
  • Serving as advisor for students in the Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Periodic review of policies and procedures
  • Assures that Nurse Anesthesia Program student records are maintained including academic, health and professional and other relevant data bases

Serves as mentor to students and graduate faculty in the research/scholarship process. In addition, provides information and resources for students entering or advancing in the profession.

Convenes and facilitates meetings with MSN program faculty and the Dean of the College of Nursing.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the Dean of the College of Nursing and the Director of the MSN Program in the development and implementation of the Nurse Anesthesia Program budget to maintain adequate resources
  • Serves on: 1) Nurse Anesthesia Program Committees, 2) MSN Committee, 3) Administrative Committee, 4) College of Nursing Committee(s) and University wide committee(s), and the Graduate Executive Council (GEC) as appropriate
  • Directs the collection and storage of Nurse Anesthesia program documents and course materials, i.e. course notebooks, sample papers, class lists, syllabi, etc
  • Supervises hiring process of Nurse Anesthesia Program adjunct faculty and coordinates orientation of new faculty members to the Nurse Anesthesia program
  • Assists the Dean of the College of Nursing and the Director of the MSN Program to secure and maintain appropriate program accreditation
  • Prepares regular reports of program progress to internal and external stakeholders. Collaborates with other University departments to apply for outside funding opportunities
  • Submits Graduate Curriculum and Policy (GCAP) applications as appropriate to the Graduate Executive Council
  • Collaborates with the MSN Director and Dean of the Graduate School regarding graduate school issues and policies
  • Supervises Nurse Anesthesia Program Assessment process

Fulfillment of Role of Faculty

  • Engages in teaching, scholarship and service
  • Teaching workload is assigned by the Dean of the College of Nursing in collaboration with the Provost
  • Engages in professional development
    • Maintains certification
    • Has current membership in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
    • Attends appropriate departmental, University and professional meetings
    • Keeps current with anesthesia literature
    • Participates in the administration of anesthesia

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • A graduate of an accredited program of nurse anesthesia
  • Hold a doctoral (preferred) or master’s degree. Enrollment in an accredited doctoral program if not doctorally prepared
  • Valid current RN license and appropriate credentials (certificate of authority and certification as a CRNA) to practice in Ohio
  • Experience of at least five years in the practice of nursing as a CRNA
  • Current knowledge and at least two years of experience in curriculum development, testing and implementation of a CRNA Program
  • Professional membership in the AANA

To apply, send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references (all in MS Word or .pdf format only) to Review of applications will begin immediately.

For more information visit the Lourdes University website.


Staff and Administrative Positions

Head Cross Country Coach—now accepting resumes

Lourdes University, a private institution of higher education offering bachelor and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional studies, located in Sylvania, Ohio is seeking applicants for a Head Cross Country Coach to coach both the men and women’s varsity teams. 

The head coach, under the supervision of the Athletic Director, will develop, implement and supervise all phases of the cross country program. This individual will serve as positive role model who represents the University well both on and off campus. This is a part-time, salaried position.

Responsibilities:   Duties include the ongoing recruitment of student athletes; knowledge and compliance with NAIA and WHAC rules and regulations; supervision and guidance of student athletes  during meets and practices; providing direction and/or assistance for academic success of the individual student athletes; preparing schedules for practices and meets; developing and implementing team budgets; assisting with fundraising and promotion of the program as needed; maintaining an inventory of all equipment and supplies; and engaging the cross country teams with the campus community as requested.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, however a master’s degree is preferred; must have previous cross country coaching experience and with head coaching experience desirable; must exhibit proficient knowledge in techniques and strategies utilized in a cross country program; must have demonstrated experience and success with student athlete recruitment and development; must have the ability to communicate effectively, demonstrate strong organizational skills and maintain a high degree of professional integrity with respect for the Franciscan values of the University.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references (all in MS Word or .pdf format only) to  Review of applications will begin immediately.   


Upward Bound Program Academic Skills Coordinator—now accepting resumes

Lourdes University, a private, four-year liberal arts institution is seeking an Academic Skills Coordinator for Upward Bound, a grant-funded program serving low-income high school students entering college. This position is to advise current Upward Bound students with all academic needs and to provide assistance with registration and preparation for college. This is a full time, one-year grant funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon continued grant funding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides academic advising for all students
  • Designs all curriculums for the program
  • Selects, trains, monitors and evaluates all instructors
  • Participates in planning, development, implementation and delivery of programs and services
  • Interviews, assesses needs, and provides necessary services to Upward Bound students
  • Assist with administering all student assessment instruments and maintains student and parent contacts
  • Attends departmental and other University, government and community meetings/functions

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates Upward Bound program instructors during the academic year and the summer program
  • Annually prepares departmental report
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director
  • Must be available to work evenings/weekends


Master’s degree in education or guidance and counseling in education is required. Knowledge of teaching-learning processes and higher educational academic practices is desirable. A minimum of three years in one or a combination of the following: teaching experience, remedial teaching techniques, counseling and guidance, coordination of tutoring programs for students with low-income, or first generation status. One year experience with a TRiO program preferred. Preference given to individuals who have succeeded in overcoming the circumstances like those of the target area.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and salary requirement (all in MS Word or .pdf format only) to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Administrative Assistant Office of Admissions—no longer accepting resumes

Job Summary: 
Lourdes University, a private, four-year liberal arts institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio  seeks applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant for the Office of Admissions. This position provides administrative and clerical support to the Office of Admissions and serves as the initial point of contact for students and clients. This position ensures the office runs effectively and efficiently and addresses the varied needs of clients in a timely and professional manner. This is a full-time, 12 month, non-exempt position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Director of Admissions and the Lead Administrative Assistant in the smooth operation of the Office of Admissions and creates a positive experience for those exploring or actively seeking admission to Lourdes University
  • Facilitates the flow of communication with prospective and accepted students in the Office of Admissions
  • Facilitates the receipt of all applications and supplemental materials from prospective students
  • Works with the Director to create and maintain a procedural manual for Recruiter and Banner software
  • Ensures the accuracy of prospect, applicant and accepted student information into Banner and Recruiter
  • Oversees and analyzes data flow between Recruiter and Banner
  • Responsible for loading all purchased names into Recruiter
  • Facilitates the maintenance of the physical files for inquiries and applicants for use by the admissions staff
  • Ensures that visitors to the Office of Admissions are appropriately welcomed and linked with the resources needed to make their visit productive
  • Responds to phone calls directed to the Office of Admissions and, when appropriate, redirects the calls to the appropriate campus resource
  • Supervises the daily activities of student workers in the Office of Admissions
  • Manages budget requisitions, purchase orders and credit card reconciliations for the Office of Admissions and its staff in the absence of the Lead Administrative Assistant
  • Maintains appropriate supplies of all materials needed for the smooth functioning of the office
  • Supports the organization of all admissions related events such as college nights, visit days, receptions and registration days
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Admissions


  • Associates Degree required in business related field; Bachelor degree preferred
  • 3–5 years experience in an administrative role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, with experience in Banner and Microsoft CRM preferred
  • Attention to detail with proficient typing and data entry skills
  • Excellent student/customer service and phone skills
  • Possess a positive attitude and be self-motivated
  • Ability to relate well with a variety of people, offices and levels of administration
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends
  • Thorough understanding of and belief in the mission and strategic direction of the University

 To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (all in MS Word or pdf format only) to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Sisters Of St. Francis Of Sylvania, Ohio

Grounds Supervisor—no longer accepting resumes

Grounds Supervisor

The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, a religious congregation founded in 1916, and the sponsoring organization of The Sylvania Franciscan Village (comprised of the Sisters of St. Francis, Lourdes University, and Sylvania Franciscan Ministries) invite applicants for the position of Grounds Supervisor.  This is a full-time, exempt position.

Working under the direction of the Director of Facilities & Grounds, the Grounds Supervisor provides leadership, direction and oversight for a wide variety of grounds maintenance functions related to the landscape and grounds for the Sylvania Franciscan campus and other related properties owned by the Sisters of St. Francis and Lourdes University.  The Grounds Supervisor is responsible for organizing, directing and monitoring the effective and efficient day-to-day and project activities of the Grounds Division, including the performance of assigned staff and vendors. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes the values of the Sisters of St. Francis and Lourdes University by demonstrating behaviors supportive of a commitment  to reverence, service and stewardship, including respect and involvement, teamwork, open and effective communication, and efficient and effective resource use.  Adheres to the Sisters of St. Francis and its sponsored ministries policies, procedures and objectives.  Exhibits professional attitude in attire, work space and interpersonal communications
  • Plans and coordinates landscape and grounds program projects at multiple sites, e.g., planting, seeding, spraying, fertilizing, mulching, watering, transplanting, lawn care and maintenance.  Analyzes and resolves work problems
  • Inspects contracted grounds maintenance tasks, e.g., edging, mowing, trimming, tree pruning, waste and litter removal, fertilizing, placing sod, raking, planting, snow removal, etc
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of contractors and employees under charge; ensures adherence to established deadlines and preventive maintenance schedules. Sets performance standards and assures the monitoring of performance and adherence to standards.  Coordinates appropriate staff training
  • Maintains current knowledge of correct pesticides, herbicides, and hazardous materials used in ground maintenance. Ensures proper training of staff in chemical application and usage procedures, as well as records maintenance to comply with applicable regulatory standards
  • Considers budgetary and financial controls in decision making and consults with the Department Director as necessary for approval
  • Maintains supply, equipment, and material inventories.  Obtains bids and participates in selection of contractors for goods and services and oversees or conducts research on new products or services.  Assures the efficient and economical utilization of materials and resources, improvement of methods, minimization of costs, and elimination of any wasteful practices that may be identified
  • Inspects maintenance and repairs on irrigation systems, structures, facilities, and other equipment
  • Maintains on-going, two way flow of information with all key relationships while respecting the organizational structure
  • Holiday work as required, 24 hour on call required.  Responds to emergency situations in order to confine, resolve or prevent injurious or otherwise hazardous conditions, i.e., fallen debris, spills, flooding, ice or snow buildup
  • Performs related duties as directed

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Associate’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Education supplemented by 5-10 years of practical experience in grounds maintenance, to include one (1) year within a lead position, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Experience in horticulture, turf maintenance, floriculture & landscape design, and wells & irrigation systems required.  Arborist experience desired; Arborist certification a plus
  • Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, vendors, and contractors; ability to work cooperatively with employees, students, residents, and the general public
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions and priorities, work with little supervision, meet critical deadlines, and work effectively under pressure
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) principles especially as related to work order and preventive maintenance applications; ability to read, update and maintain various records and files
  • Strong principles of supervision and leadership. Ability to effectively supervise a staff and contractors engaged in carrying out grounds maintenance programs and operations
  • Thorough knowledge of practices and procedures of various skilled trades in the area of grounds management, and the ability to utilize materials, methods and equipment used in lawn care and general maintenance work
  • Experience with the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
  • Possess appropriate pesticide/herbicide applicators license and have thorough knowledge of various chemical agents; ability to use such in accordance with prescribed safety precautions and directions
  • Ability to perform labor intensive work within difficult environmental conditions to including rain, snow, cold, hot, and humid weather; ability to withstand exposure to dust, mold, pollen, and various chemicals
  • Ability to perform frequent lifting, pulling and pushing of 50 lbs.; some standing and climbing required
  • Ability to operate various basic tools and grounds keeping equipment, e.g., hand tools, saws, lawn mower, edger, chainsaw, blower, shovel, snow blower, etc
  • Ability to operate vehicles and some light equipment, e.g., skid steer, sky lift, tractor, trucks, utility carts, etc
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (all in MS Word or pdf format only) to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.