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 127 beautiful wooded acres in Sylvania, Ohio (10 miles west of Toledo). Please review available job opportunities below.

Faculty Positions

Adjunct Instructors—Mathematics and Physical Science—now accepting resumes

Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio invites applicants for adjunct faculty positions in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Chemistry and Physical Science. A lecture instructor is needed beginning August 2015 to teach basic algebra and statistics courses. Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and possess at least a Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in mathematics or a closely-related field. An instructor with at least a Bachelor’s degree in physics is needed to teach physics laboratory beginning August 2015. Beginning January 2016, a lecture instructor is needed to teach a science course for education majors at the Tiffin location. Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and possess at least a Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in an appropriate science field. Applicants with a Master’s degree in Education must demonstrate a strong foundation in the sciences. 

To apply, send cover letter, vitae and three letters of reference (all in MS Word format only) to:   


Department Chair and Faculty Member College of Nursing—now accepting resumes

Lourdes University, a private institution of higher education offering bachelor and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional studies, invites applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, Department Chair of Undergraduate Nursing Studies and Faculty position beginning with fall term 2015 in the College of Nursing.

The Department Chair is responsible for providing leadership in the areas of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation of undergraduate nursing programs; as well as development and evaluation of faculty teaching within the these programs.  This position is an appointment of the Provost based upon the recommendation of the Dean.  Continuation of appointment as Department Chair is at the prerogative of the Provost and may be ended at any time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Program Administration as defined by the Ohio Board of Nursing Rules for Nursing Education
  • In conjunction with the Dean of the College of Nursing, provides leadership for undergraduate nursing program development, implementation and evaluation. This includes providing leadership in collaboration with the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Clinical Education in the following areas: preparation of course and clinical schedules and faculty workload reports, selection and development of clinical sites, and analyzing course reports and course evaluations
  • Provides leadership for undergraduate nursing program assessment. This includes analyzing select standardized test results
  • Provides leadership for development and evaluation of faculty teaching in undergraduate nursing programs. This includes providing leadership in collaboration with the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Clinical Education in the following areas: orientation of new faculty, observation and evaluation of faculty instruction, and annual evaluation of faculty effectiveness
  • Serves as mediator between faculty and students
  • Serves as a mentor for curriculum and policy issues
  • Assures compliance with rules and regulations to retain approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing and accreditation bodies
  • Serves as administrative liaison to the undergraduate curriculum committee and the BSN Assessment committee
  • Serves as the College of Nursing representative on the Lourdes University Curriculum and Policy Review Committee
  • Responsible for development and evaluation of the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Clinical Education and Undergraduate Nursing Faculty
  • Assists the Dean of the College of Nursing in the College of Nursing budget related to undergraduate nursing programs
  • Assists the Dean of the College of Nursing in the preparation of reports for external agencies as they relate to the undergraduate nursing programs
  • Manages the Ohio Board of Nursing Program Completion Letters and preparation of their reports
  • Assures that information in the College of Nursing BSN student handbook and BSN Information on the College of Nursing website is accurate and up to date
  • Collaborates with the MSN Director to assure that the RN-MSN program bridge courses meet the most recent AACN BSN Essentials
  • Manages the ORFA program in collaboration with the Director of Advising
  • Serves on the College of Nursing Advisory Board
  • Engages in teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Teaches a minimum of 3 semester hour credits per year in the undergraduate program
  • Engages in ongoing professional development
  • Where appropriate, coordinates specific programs with outside agencies or groups and develops working agreements
  • Where appropriate, coordinates specific program accreditation activities
  • Manages the Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) program


  • BSN and/or MSN and a Doctorate degree in nursing or a related field required
  • Experience of at least five years in the practice of nursing as an RN, two of which have been as a faculty member in a baccalaureate nursing program
  • Current, valid RN license to practice in Ohio or the ability to obtain an Ohio license if licensed in another state
  • Current knowledge and experience in curriculum development and implementation
  • Current knowledge of accreditation standards and procedures
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills

Academic rank will be determined based on overall qualifications of the selected candidate

To apply, send a letter of application, CV 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.


Social Work SUCCESS Coach—now accepting resumes

This position will focus on facilitating student success with educational goals considering the social determinants and academic needs of federal Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) grant participants. Work in collaboration with the Admission’s Department to recruit diverse and disadvantaged students from select high schools into the nursing program. Coordinates individual and group support services for NWD student participants and pre-participants. Links students to community resources based on individual assessments. Develop and implement NWD workshops in collaboration with other project staff. Provide expertise related to participant learning needs to project staff and faculty. Serve as a liaison to ensure communication between nursing faculty needs and the Academic Support Center Staff in order to improve student success. This is an exempt, half-time, grant funded, 10 month position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment of underrepresented students with high academic potential into the pre-nursing program in collaboration with the Admissions Department
  • Participate in the selection of the NWD pre-nursing and nursing major participants
  • Serve as a mentor for pre-nursing and nursing major students
  • In collaboration with NWD participants, develop an Individual Success Plan with specific goals taking into account all assessment findings. Meet with participants regularly to evaluate ISP goal progress
  • Link students to community resources based on individual assessment
  • Develop workshops for NWD participants that focus on the multidimensional factors of retention of diverse and disadvantaged students, including academic workshops in collaboration with the College of Nursing SUCCESS program
  • Collaborate with Lourdes Career Services to devise programs specific to the needs of this diverse population to prepare them to transition into practice
  • Develop and implement strategies to assure project objectives are met


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited school
  • Current and valid Social Work license in the state of Ohio or eligibility to be licensed in Ohio by project start date
  • A minimum of two years of social work experience required
  • Knowledge and experience in mental health and community resources
  • Teaching experience in higher education preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of learning theory, teaching, learning principles and computer literacy skills
  • Demonstrates successful experience in working with students from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds


To apply, send a letter of application, CV 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.


Staff and Administrative Positions

Administrative Assistant-Nursing Workforce Diversity Project—position filled

Assists nursing faculty and staff in the implementation of day-to-day activities of the Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant (NWD) special programs offered by the College of Nursing as well as assist with overall needs within the College of Nursing.  Works directly with the Project Director to assure that the objectives of the grant are met. Assists with daily office priorities for the NWD grant and serves as a resource to department personnel regarding the larger University system. This is a non-exempt, full-time, grant funded, 12 moth position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the grant nursing faculty and staff in the implementation and completion of day-to-day activities.  Makes appointments with students, campus personnel and off campus guests.  Drafts routine correspondence such as cover letters, meeting notifications, meeting agendas, and minutes.  Maintains calendar and processes mail. Arranges for room assignments, transportation, and other Department services as requested
  • Assists in collection of data for the implementation and evaluation processes of special programs and College of Nursing activities
  • Provides support to faculty and staff in the planning and offering of special events including but not limited to scheduled workshops, education events, and consultant visits
  • Utilizes problem-solving skills effectively
  • Provides general office support services to the extent possible for the teaching functions of the College of Nursing including document preparation, mailing, faxing, copying, filing, shredding of confidential documents, and telephone answering
  • Maintains professional oral and written communication with nursing administration, faculty, and the larger University system
  • Informs nursing faculty of day-to-day activities
  • Develops and maintains systems, tracking, and records of assigned special projects such as grants including files, reports, and contracts
  • Maintains budget records including purchase orders, check requests, time and effort sheets and the assignment of account numbers related to special programs such as grants
  • All other duties that may facilitate functions within the College of Nursing and special programs as assigned by the NWD project director and nursing administration


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Knowledge and proficiency of general office practices
  • Computer literacy in MS Office including word processing, spreadsheet, and data base management
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Interpersonal relationship skills to establish effective working relationships
  • Flexible in approaching the demands of the job; able to change tasks and tolerate interruptions from telephone calls, students, faculty, and visitors

To apply, send a letter of application, CV 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.


Bus Drivers—now accepting resumes

Lourdes University is seeking certified Bus Drivers.

This position is responsible for driving Lourdes sports teams to athletic contests throughout the year. Qualified applicants must possess a CDL (Class C) licensure with a passenger endorsement and a DOT Medical Examiner certificate. This is a part-time, twelve-month position with a varying schedule. The salary is $20 per hour.

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

Upward Bound Program Academic Skills Coordinator—no longer 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.


Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio

Development Coordinator—no longer accepting resumes

Sisters of St. Francis are seeking a part-time Development Coordinator (20 hours/week) to assist the Director of Congregational Advancement in implementing and enhancing the development strategy for the Sisters of St. Francis. The Development Coordinator will work with the development team and committee members to assist with general office duties, data entry, grant writing and fund raising.


Database Management

  • Update database (record donations, change addresses as needed, delete names as necessary)
  • Create and prepare for signature all thank you letters and memorial acknowledgements
  • Develop queries for newsletter mailings, spring and end of the year solicitation

Franciscan Gala Committee

  • Participate in all committee meetings
  • Assist in gathering all print data for program execution ( auction items/sponsorship ads)
  • Prepare guest list, gather and prepare registration materials
  • Assist with set up/tear down of event
  • Utilize the donor management program to log in gift entry, acknowledgement of donor gifts, process of donations and department correspondence
  • Assist in facilitation of Power point for Franciscan Gala
  • Assist in the creation of year to year strategy for corporate solicitations (Gala or Annual Campaigns)

Donor development

  • Update donor wall with direction (annually)
  • Communicate with the donor for permission to place name on wall
  • Assemble donor folders for donor solicitation (planned giving/charitable gift annuities)
  • Provide website administrator with new development opportunities to post on the website

Other duties as assigned

  • Reconciliation of Finance and Development income on monthly basis

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Razor’s Edge preferred
  • Knowledge of Constant Contact for e-newsletters
  • A self-starter who is proactive on projects and an effective team member
  • Ability to work independently as well as to take and implement direction
  • Strong oral, written communication and organizational skills that result in the ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage time
  • All candidates must pass a drug test, background and credit check

For more information on Sisters of St. Francis please visit our website at

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (all in MS Word format only) to Application materials may also be sent to: Sisters of St. Francis, Director of Human Resources, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH 43560.


Maintenance Specialist II—now accepting resumes

General Summary:

In accordance with general directions and established procedures, performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance duties related to the operation, repair, testing, inspection, installation and preventive maintenance of equipment/machinery, appliances and building fixtures.  Performs duties of other Maintenance and Grounds positions as required.

Principles Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes the values of the Sisters of St. Francis 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 policies, procedures and objectives.  Exhibits professional attitude in attire, work space and interpersonal communications
  • Adheres to written work schedules, and/or verbal assignments.  Performs quality work which is free from defects
  • Attends and participates in scheduled in-service training
  • Documents work assignments via completion of the Maintenance Service.  Requisition and/or other means as determined by management
  • Performs a variety of unskilled and skilled duties similar to the following:
    • Electrical: change lamps; replace cord plugs; work with 120-480V wiring; installing and repairing switches, receptacles, lighting, conduit, wiremold, etc; testing and repairing short circuits, basic to more complex wiring related to HVAC and controls
    • Plumbing: Repair/Install a wide variety of plumbing fixtures; steam, gas and water piping, water heaters. Unclog sewer drains, and related systems
    • Carpentry: install doors, walls, windows, etc.; cut/fit wood; hang drywall; install door locks
    • HVAC: inspect, maintain, repair boilers, cooling towers, furnaces, air conditioning, and related systems
    • Painting: including varnishing  and wood repair
    • Roofing: clean gutters, repair roofing systems and components, both temporary and permanent
    • Grounds: assist with all grounds related work, e.g. mowing, leaf removal, snow removal, etc.
    • Housekeeping: perform all associated Housekeeping duties
  • Perform routine rounds/inspections of facilities.  Reports and/or takes corrective action of observed facility repair needs.  Performs scheduled preventative maintenance
  • Properly maintains and uses assigned equipment in a safe, appropriate manner.  Maintains shops, equipment and facilities in a clean, orderly condition
  • Requisitions supplies/parts/tools as needed.  Exercises prudence in purchasing recommendations
  • Performs tasks in a safe manner.  Uses required personal protective equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Must supply your own basic hand tools

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Working knowledge of at least two (2) main trade areas, e.g. electrical, plumbing and HVAC
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, e.g. OSHA, Right to Know, Confined Spaces, Hazardous Waste, IAQ, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, etc.
  • Ability to read/interpret electrical, plumbing and structural drawings and specifications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills necessary to access equipment repair/maintenance records

Minimum Level of Preparation and Training:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Vocational training in basic electrical, plumbing or carpentry required
  • Ability to obtain, within 12 months of employment and maintain thereafter, “Asbestos Hazard Abatement Worker” certification in accordance with 40 CFR part 763, Subpart E, Appendix C, EPA approved under section 206 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA 15 USC 2646)
  • Minimum of five (5) current, continuous years of demonstrated, related work experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Sisters of St. Francis

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 and continue until the position is filled.