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Sylvania, Ohio

Year Founded:

Founders and Sponsors:
Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania

Gray Wolves

Terra Cotta and Black

2,621 students from across the U.S. and abroad

Student to faculty ratio:
15 to 1

113 acres in suburban Sylvania

Our values:
We are a community of learning, reverence and service

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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 Psychology

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) resume@lourdes.edu.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship

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 resume@lourdes.edu. All documents must be submitted in MS Word or PDF format only.


Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics Education - position has been filled

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Lourdes University, a private liberal arts institution offering bachelor and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional studies, invites applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics Education.  This position is responsible for teaching mathematics methods courses in the Early Childhood, Middle Childhood and Adolescence to Young Adult Programs, as well as other teacher education courses for which the candidate is qualified.  This is a full time, nine month faculty position. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaches undergraduate courses in the Department of Education:
    • Mathematics methods in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood and Adolescence to Young Adult Programs
    • Other teacher education courses for which the candidate is qualified.
  • Serves on other department, college and university committees as assigned and/or elected.
  • Active involvement in service, professional development and scholarship appropriate to rank.
  • Advise Education students.
  • Provide field supervision as assigned.


  • Ph.D./Ed.D in Education or related field; ABD considered.
  • Strong emphasis in mathematics (or STEM) education both in course preparation and experience.
  • Ability to use technology to enhance students’ learning in mathematics.
  • Successful K-12 teaching experience preferred.
  • Successful college or university teaching preferred.
  • Supervision of field experiences (methods/student teaching) is preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references (in MS Word or pdf format only) to resume@lourdes.edu


Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting (Non-Renewable) - position has been filled

Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting (Non-Renewable)

 Lourdes University’s College of Business & Leadership seeks an Accounting professional to teach a flexible combination of required courses (e.g. Principles of Financial Accounting and Principles of Managerial Accounting) and major requirements (e.g. Advanced Financial Accounting, Taxation, and Auditing). Candidate will coordinate the undergraduate accounting major(s) and play an important role in expanding the undergraduate accounting program with a focus on C.P.A. preparation. This is a full-time, nine month non-renewal position which will begin in fall 2014.


To be considered, candidates must possess an M.B.A. /C.P.A. or a Master of Accountancy and have significant teaching experience; however, a Ph.D. in Accounting (or A.B.D. with imminent completion date) or a J.D. /C.P.A. is preferred. Rank is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Faculty members are expected to maintain academic qualifications consistent with accreditation standards for scholarship and intellectual contributions as well as fulfilling service obligations including college and school governance, academic advisement, professional development and other needed activities. Experience in program development desired.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a brief personal philosophy of education, CV and contact information for three professional references to resume@lourdes.edu. All documents must be sent in MS Word or pdf format only.


Staff and Administrative Positions

Academic Support Center (ASC) Assistant - now accepting resumes

The Academic Support Center (ASC) at Lourdes University seeks a part-time, 20 hour per week Assistant position. This position pays $10 an hour. The ASC Assistant will help with the daily operations of the Center, while also providing direct services to students and ASC patrons by assisting with computers and software programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides assistance to students, faculty and staff using the ASC
  • Answers phones, logs patrons in and out of the ASC, and records students activity
  • Provides assistance in the testing area
  • Assists scheduling appointments (tutoring, testing, and workshops)
  • Assists users with computer software packages, scanning, printing, copying, and laptop use
  • Assists with ASC Intro’s and class visit requests from faculty
  • Maintains ASC mailboxes and general office equipment
  • Supports all ASC staff


  • Associates Degree preferred
  • Must be team oriented
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of current software packages
  • Effective communication skills
  • Must work well with people and be committed to providing a nurturing approach to learning with technology
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and is flexible with schedule changes

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

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.


Vice President for Finance and Administration - currently conducting interviews

A Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, Lourdes University offers bachelor and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional studies to a diverse population of approximately 2,400. The campus is located on 113 acres of wooded land in a suburban area west of Toledo, Ohio. Reflecting Franciscan values and tradition, Lourdes is committed to preparing students with the skills and attitudes they need to lead rich and meaningful lives in a complex, changing world.

Lourdes University seeks a Vice President for Finance and Administration to provide dynamic leadership for key support functions throughout the University. The Vice President for Finance and Administration reports directly to the President and is the Chief Financial Officer of the University charged with the fiscal management of the University. The incumbent manages the Business Affairs functions of Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Facilities and Grounds, Campus Security, Facility Rentals, Public Housing Rentals, and the Bookstore.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the fiscal resources of the university in such a manner that the needs of the university are met and goals are accomplished
  • Ensures proper allocation of resources, proper reporting, and documentation of financial matters
  • Supervises, coordinates, and evaluates operational procedures related to the annual budget
  • Coordinates, develops, recommends, and implements programs/policies and provides leadership and general direction to the Finance and Administration organization within the university
  • Establishes goals, objectives, policies, and provides vision and leadership to the Finance and Administration organization and ensures that such goals and objectives are met
  • Is responsible for receipt, custody and disbursement of university funds
  • Provides oversight of the preparation of the budget and financial reports, 990 and 990T, general accounting, payroll, bond financing issues, investment management, purchasing and inventory control
  • Oversees the process of maintaining and operating all buildings and grounds with shared management under the Sisters of St. Francis
  • Reviews and coordinates the development and implementation of human resources policies, risk management and insurance in collaboration with the Sisters of St. Francis
  • Provides strategic financial planning for the university to include budgetary and financial modeling
  • Serves on the President’s Cabinet

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Serves on various committees, including Sisters of St. Francis Lay Employee’s Retirement Plan Committee, Technology Committee, Assets Committee, Campus Master Planning Committee, Safety Committee, etc
  • Serves as a spokesperson and representative of the university at the direction of the president
  • Participates, as appropriate, on local and community committees and boards


  • Ability to effectively lead and guide the business and financial affairs of the University
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field is required; CPA or CMA or MBA is preferred
  • Considerable experience in fiscal management of a large organization, preferably in higher education or not-for-profit environment is preferred
  • A minimum of eight (8) years related experience, ideally gained through increasingly responsible positions within the Finance function
  • A minimum of six (6) years recent experience as a financial manager with responsibility for accounting, budgeting, cost accounting, financial reporting, projections, and finance, preferably in an institution with annual revenues of greater than $15 million
  • Sound administrative skills, well-developed management skills of principles and people. Has ability and preferably experience working with the Chief Academic Officer
  • Experience in integrating data processing and planning
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in oral and written form, with all sectors of the campus and community
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, chamber of commerce, local and state governmental agencies, state legislators, and civic organizations
  • Proficient in various software applications (Word, Excel, Internet)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Completed applications should include a statement of interest and current curriculum vitae that provides names and contact information for at least five professional references. All inquiries and applications will be held in confidence.

Please submit application materials to: Scott Simon, Director of Human Resources, Lourdes University at resume@lourdes.edu. All documents must be in MS Word or pdf format only.


Admissions Coordinator - no longer accepting applications

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

This position is responsible for managing the Northwest Ohio community college recruitment territory and assists with advising transfer students on course selection and registration. The selected candidate will also cover the Cincinnati area for high school recruitment and will work closely with prospective students, families, and guidance counselors. 

Responsibilities include managing outreach and recruitment activities for a recruitment territory; counseling prospective students and parents; traveling and representing Lourdes University at community college visits, visiting high school and University fairs; planning territory-specific recruitment events; conducting large and small group presentations; learning and using technology to assist in recruitment activities; and building positive relationships with community colleges and high school counselors.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as experience in higher education admissions, counseling, and/or public relations. Desired skills include technology, communication (including writing and public speaking), and event planning. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Valid driver's license is required.


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

For additional information on Lourdes University visit our website at www.lourdes.edu

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


Sisters Of St. Francis Of Sylvania, Ohio

Communications/Development Coordinator

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 Health), invite applicants for the full-time position of Communications/Development Coordinator.

The Communications and Development Coordinator is 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.
  • Support and 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)
  • Develop 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 knowledgeng
  • 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 resume@sistersosf.org

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