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 


Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology—No Longer 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 the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. This is a full-time, nine month position. Primary responsibilities include teaching four undergraduate courses per semester in the undergraduate psychology program beginning Fall, 2015.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of psychology. Preference will be given to those with expertise in experimental areas although individuals with applied training and a strong scientific background will be considered. Must have a demonstrated ability to teach several of the following courses: general psychology, developmental psychology, statistics and experimental psychology. The applicant should also demonstrate the willingness and ability to teach online courses, have an active research agenda, and have evidence of flexible, interactive, and creative teaching strategies

Other responsibilities will include advising, department and institutional committee work, teaching first year experience courses, and teaching seminar courses in the area of expertise. Lourdes University places a high priority on service activities by faculty and students. Rank is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

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)

Staff and Administrative Positions

Graduate Writing Tutor—now accepting resumes

The Academic Support Center at Lourdes University seeks a Graduate Writing Tutor.  Tutors will work no more than 19 hours per week during the academic year. 

The Graduate Writing Tutor will provide and help integrate effective learning and study strategies for their students, while simultaneously helping to clarify and reinforce course content, assignments, and material. This position provides academic support to students for developing their knowledge, skills, and confidence to become independent learners with respect to writing in all subjects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets one-on-one or in a small-group to provide learning assistance to students from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds in their writing assignments at any stage in the writing process
  • Assesses students’ writing on a basis of higher order concerns to lower order concerns; provides feedback and methods of improvement using personal judgment based on student, teacher, and tutor desires
  • Serves as mentor for new tutors in both tutoring strategies and writing instruction
  • Maintains a weekly schedule of available hours in the Academic Support Center for student appointments
  • Keeps regular and accurate records of tutoring sessions using the TutorTrac software and/or relevant forms, including the creation of tutoring reports to show student learning, retention, and progress
  • Checks emails daily and arrives for scheduled tutoring appointments in a punctual manner
  • Logs in and out for each tutoring session using the TutorTrac system and assures that all students do the same
  • Conducts sessions in a professional manner and maintains confidentiality of student information
  • Attends and participates in mandatory tutor-training sessions as required by the Tutoring Coordinator
  • Works with students only in area of expertise
  • Takes on other duties as assigned by the Academic Support Center staff
  • Possesses good organizational and communication skills; communicates effectively/often with supervisory staff
  • Promotes and integrates the Franciscan values of community, learning, reverence, and service; fosters academic integrity and models appropriate academic attitudes and behaviors to staff, faculty, and students


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Graduate degree preferred
  • Demonstrates strong writing background
  • Proficiency in APA, MLA, and/or Chicago styles of formatting/citation
  • Direct experience in tutoring or teaching is preferred
  • Proven track record of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and include three professional references.

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


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.   


Network Administrator—now accepting resumes

Lourdes University, a private, four-year institution of higher education located in Sylvania, Ohio, invites applicants for the position of Network Administrator.  This is a full-time, twelve-month, staff position.

As a key member of the Lourdes Information Technology department, this position is the sole subject matter expert for all wired and wireless networking.  The position is responsible for all aspects of network administration and support including routers, firewalls, switches, wireless and overall network security.   The Network Administrator is also responsible for all Linux server administration as well as serving as the backup for the server administrator.   The Network Administrator shares level 3 support responsibilities with the Server Administrator for servers, desktop systems, enterprise systems, communications hardware/software and office systems. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Administration of all wired and wireless networking for all Lourdes University buildings, including switch monitoring and configuration, wireless configuration and monitoring as well as firewall configuration and monitoring.
  • Ensures and monitors network system performance to maximize user availability.
  • Performs systems configuration/reconfiguration as needed to optimize network functioning.
  • Develops methods to enhance security and to minimize network attacks. Implements system policies to govern workstation and user rights/capabilities to enforce security procedures.
  • Monitors, verifies and maintains scheduled backups of all systems and data to ensure protection from malicious or inadvertent damage and/or destruction and the ability to recover all data in the event of a system failure.
  • Maintains network diagrams and documentation for all servers and network components and maintains the network configuration and/or procedure manual.
  • Updates skills and knowledge through various educational channels on an ongoing basis.
  • Rolls out hardware and software to ensure optimal deployment of resources.  
  • Manages small to medium sized projects.
  • Assists with technology planning through ongoing research. 
  • Available for after-hour and weekend support as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installs, monitors and maintains Linux OS servers.
  • Installs, monitors and maintains campus-wide security camera systems.
  • Assists in the design and management of the organization's contingency plan, business recovery and disaster recovery plans. Reviews, tests and helps plan and maintain updates of software for operating systems. Maintains a record of all installed software and current versions.
  • Supports, troubleshoots and repairs servers, network-attached storage and other devices.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Information Technology.
  • Writes or modifies basic scripts to resolve performance problems and automate systems administration tasks. 
  • Performs or assists in troubleshooting and diagnosing production problems and  corrects the identified problems. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related discipline preferred, along with supplemental courses in current technology.
  • Cisco Certification CCNA preferred.
  • CompTIA Network + required if no CCNA.


  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a network administrator in a medium size network.  Prior educational environment experience is desirable.
  • Strong understanding of IP networks, routing, switching and sub-netting.
  • Solid foundation with Cisco routing (BGP, EIGRP).
  • Has successfully performed packet capture analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting and maintaining the following:
    • Cisco 3750, 3500, 2900 switches
    • Cisco router
    • Cisco ASA 5525, Cisco Any Connect and Clientless VPN
    • Cisco Wireless Lan Controller 5505 with Cisco 1142, 1242, 2602. 3702 access points
    • Cisco Prime, Identify Service Engine
    • Exinda traffic shaping device
  • Minimum of three years’ experience administrating VMware servers using Red Hat Linux, Microsoft and Oracle, along with printing and desktop technologies.
  • Extensive experience in recommending, configuring and installing hardware for new and existing desktop computers and servers. 
  • Demonstrated ability to support networked printers and copiers. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously. 
  • Be able to lift 75 lbs boxes for equipment tracking.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communications to effectively deal with all levels of management, staff, faculty and students. 

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

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


Administrative Assistant College of Business and Leadership—no longer 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 the position of Administrative Assistant for the College of Business and Leadership. This is a half-time, non-exempt, twelve-month position.

This position provides administrative and clerical support to the faculty and staff of the graduate school within the College of Business and Leadership. This position will serve as point of first contact for the department, ensuring that the departmental offices run in an effective and efficient manner and that the many and varied needs of our clients are addressed in a timely and professional manner.


  • Serves as a first contact by responding to inquiries and by directing individuals to the proper offices/personnel
  • Types, photocopies, distributes and files documents (e.g., course syllabi, correspondence, reports) as requested
  • Answers department phones and schedules appointments
  • Schedules meetings, rooms and coordinates calendars as requested
  • Obtains, assembles and maintains departmental information for use as requested
  • Prepares and distributes meeting agendas and takes/types/files meeting minutes as requested
  • Prepares mailings, faxes and shreds documents as requested
  • Performs budget tracking, submits requests for reimbursement and develops spreadsheet reports as requested
  • Sorts and delivers mail promptly

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • High school diploma or GED required. Associate degree preferred
  • Three to five years administrative experience
  • Knowledge and proficiency of general office practices
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and data base management using MS Office suit
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Interpersonal skills necessary 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 cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (all in MS Word or .pdf format only) to

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Sisters Of St. Francis Of Sylvania, Ohio

Grounds Supervisor—now 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.