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 Instructor—Integrated Science—now accepting resumes

Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio invites applicants for adjunct faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry and Physical Science. A lecture instructor is needed beginning January 2016 to teach an integrated science course for Education majors in Sylvania and in Tiffin. Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and possess at least a Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in chemistry, biology, or physical science with some experience teaching K-8. 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.


Staff and Administrative Positions

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—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.


Web Content Administrator - Now Accepting Resumes

Lourdes University, a private, four-year liberal arts institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis in Sylvania, Ohio seeks a Web Content Administrator to manage the institution’s brand, messaging and imagery via the Lourdes website and portals. The Web Content Administrator reports directly to the Director of University Relations and works closely with a local firm to maintain the functionality and usability of the site on various platforms, and generates monthly and quarterly reports that provide web analytics and trends.

Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, have achieved a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, possess managerial and higher education experience, have a strong understanding of the web as a marketing tool, demonstrated ability to work as a team player, knowledge of internet concepts, be able to utilize and understand the latest web technologies, have strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to complete concurrent projects.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume with cover letter detailing applicable skill sets and web platform experience to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All documents must be in MS Word or pdf format only.


Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio

Communications/Development Coordinator—now accepting resumes

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 full-time position of Communications/Development Coordinator. 

The Communications and Development Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for the execution and tracking of the public image of the Sylvania Franciscans, through social media channels utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube. The candidate will be responsible for creating a strategy to reach as many segments of the Sylvania Franciscans audience as feasible; including and engaging donors and friends by keeping them informed.


Promote the values of the Sylvania Franciscans (SOSF) by demonstrating behaviors that show a commitment to the values of the Congregation- conversion, contemplation, poverty and minority.  Additional skills include respect, involvement, teamwork, effective and open communication, ability to adhere to policies and procedures as well as exhibit a professional attitude in attire, workspace and interpersonal communications. 

  • Write and edit copy for Sylvania Franciscan website.
  • Use Content Management System to make and initiate changes to website pages.
  • Coordinate Social Media (Facebook, YouTube, Blog).
  • Assist in building and mailing e-newsletters for the SOSF.
  • Take pictures at events for use in different communications tools.
  • Create and implement additional social media activities for the SOSF.
  • Collect information for print marketing/communication pieces, prepare files for designer to utilize in layout.
  • Produce PowerPoint slides for Franciscan Gala and other events as needed.
  • Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings.
  • Manage database for e-mail promotion, send email promotions.
  • Write and proofread copy for communications tools (newsletter, website).
  • Assist in production of quarterly fund development e-newsletter for donor constituents.
  • Track tax credit donations in the database, keeping files accurate for individual donors.
  • Update and correct database records.
  • Annual Gala Fundraiser

-Participate as Committee member of Franciscan Gala Committee.

-Assist in gathering print data for program booklet (auction items, sponsorship ads).

-Prepare guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials.

-Facilitate in the production of PowerPoint presentation.

-Assist with Silent Auction (implementation, set-up/tear down).

-Utilize Donor Management program (gift entry, acknowledgement of donor gifts); process of donations, and department correspondence.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite platforms a plus.
  • Knowledge of Constant Contact for e- newsletters.
  • Content Management System knowledge.
  • Team member and proactive on projects.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong oral, written communication and organizational skills that result in ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage time.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and preference to candidate with 3-5 years of experience.

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.



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.