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Lane College HBCU Wellness Project
Administrative Assistant

Under supervision of Program Director, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative and clerical support to the Lane College HBCU Wellness Project Campus and Community Outreach Coordinator. The successful employee will be required to communicate with project staff and stakeholders via telephone, email, social media and in person as well exercise discretion and independent judgement.

Reports Directly to: Lane College Campus Community Outreach Coordinator

Primary Duties:

  • Prepare and revise letters, manuscripts, forms and other materials to ensure grammatical and content accuracy.
  • Receive and distribute mail, email, other correspondence, reports and related materials; distribute information to appropriate project personnel with recommendations for action.
  • Receptionist duties such as answering questions, forwarding messages, receiving and screening telephone calls and visitors.
  • Makes project related travel arrangements for staff, students, investigators and faculty mentors.
  • Order and restock office supplies.
  • Communicate with Business and Finance (HR function) to monitor and update time sheets, leave requests and records.
  • Prepare a comprehensive inventory and tracking system; keep all project related inventory update; ensure that all cameras, projectors, data collection, analysis, paper and poster producing equipment is in working order.
  • Prepare and process project related requisitions and related forms for internal routing, purchases and accounts payable.
  • Assist in preparing and administering project budgets.
  • Develop and maintain databases for Student Health Ambassadors, Project Investigators and Faculty Mentors.
  • Assist in planning workshops, meetings and conferences for student and faculty training, and research development.
  • Participates in staff meetings and conferences, assist with organizing and implementing community events.
  • Attends local, state and National Conferences and Workshops.
  • Arrange appointments with campus and community stakeholders for students.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned by Program Director and Senior Investigator.
  • Assist with the provision of general information to project stakeholders about program objectives and services; eligibility requirements and benefits; confidentiality of information including the distribution of information and literature on health and health disparities/inequities.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's Degree or equivalent work experience required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience preferred. Strong Office Management and/or secretarial experience with an emphasis on computer skills that includes Microsoft Office suite preferred.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge and skills in the practical application of office practices, procedures and equipment operation; General knowledge and skill in the use of Microsoft Office suite software with an emphasis on word processing, database and spreadsheet applications. Ability to project a professional and positive image to understand and follow oral and written instructions; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to interact with students, faculty, staff and public officials at all levels on a courteous and efficient manner. Although not required, experience working in the health field (care, research or education), HBCU and/or Black Church environments is considered a plus!

To apply submit letter of interest and resume to:


ID System Coordinator/Telecommunication/Computer Technician

Position: ID System Coordinator/Telecommunication/Computer Technician

Reports to: IT Department


Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Network Administrator, Information Systems, or related disciplines with 3-5 years' experience or equivalent. Combination of education, certifications and specialized industry experience will be considered.

Job Description:

  • Resolve and document Help Requests in the internal ticketing system daily to ensure high level of service is provided to all departments.
  • Provide phone and remote support to ensure optimal operations.
  • Install and maintain computers, printers, software, and network equipment.
  • Receive Help Requests through internal ticketing system and e-mail to assist organizational departments within the College.
  • Responsible for ID systems located in Residence Halls connectivity and functionality, responsible for ID system in Cafeteria, and fitness center, upkeep of the ID printers and supplies.
  • Maintain ID database and backups.
  • Setup and configurations of ID system in other areas of the College.
  • Responsible for maintaining telephone system for campus connectivity and voicemail for Administrative and Faculty offices, and also student phones connections in Residence Halls.
  • Maintain telephones system modules patches and updates.
  • Capable of repairing basic computer systems (replacing hard drives, internal cards, memory chips, loading operating systems).
  • Troubleshooting desktop computers, and network connectivity issues.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to walk throughout the campus and buildings up to 6 flight of stairs.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends or extended hours if the need is requested.

To apply submit letter of interest and resume to:



Position: Director of Physical Plant

Reports Directly to: Vice President for Administration

Primary Function/Purpose: Plan, organize, and supervise all activities and personnel in the physical facilities and assets of the campus.

Primary Duties:

  1. Supervise personnel in accordance with College policies and applicable laws.
  2. Interview, hire and train employees.
  3. Plan, assign and direct work; reward and discipline employees or make such recommendations to the Vice President for Administration
  4. Address complaints and resolve problems. Approve payroll work authorizations for all department staff. Recommend individuals for hire to the Vice President for Administration and the Office of Human Resources.
  5. Oversee and direct maintenance personnel, laborers and outside contractors engaged in equipment or systems installation, facilities equipment repair, preventive maintenance, painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, grounds maintenance, operational functions, and other projects.
  6. Inspect buildings and physical plant; inspect construction, projects, and contractor installations progress for conformance to standards and specifications.
  7. Budget, formulate specifications, prepare cost estimates, bid sheets, documents, layouts, contracts, complete work orders, requisition equipment and supplies, process billings, and track budget expenses.
  8. Plan for facility operation, building maintenance, grounds maintenance, and facility projects, renovations, modifications, etc. Assist in the development of long-range plans, conceptual designs, and capital outlay projections.
  9. Analyze and resolve daily work problems.
  10. Complete campus inspections and investigations when requested by local and state agencies.
  11. Respond to emergency calls, including after-hour calls.
  12. Assist with transportation operations, as directed by the Vice President for Administration, including maintenance of College fleet to provide optimum use of vehicles by College personnel.

Lane College values professionalism in its employees. The following attributes and identified as examples of what is expected of a Director of Physical Plant:

  1. Display empathy and positive regard for others in written and verbal communications;
  2. Work effectively with colleagues and students by practicing punctuality, meeting deadlines, collaborative problem solving and honest communication;
  3. Build trusting relationships by acting with integrity and courtesy;
  4. Maintain proficiency as needed and approved by attending training seminars, reading materials and meeting with others in areas of responsibility; and
  5. Meet all required standards of confidentiality and safety.


  1. Bachelor's degree preferred and five years of experience or training in field work which demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties.
  2. Considerable knowledge of physical plant operations, maintenance, tools, equipment, practices, methods, hazards, safety precautions used in maintenance repair of plant, buildings and grounds.
  3. Extensive knowledge of regulatory compliance related to physical plant and personnel supervision.
  4. Considerable knowledge of construction practices, contracts, and procedures.
  5. Considerable knowledge or training in automated HVAC controls, maintenance, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, grounds keeping, and equipment repair.


Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs

TYPE Administrative

SALARY Based on experience.



Lane College is seeking to fill the position of Director of Teacher Education for the Teacher Education Department. The Director of Teacher Education is the academic and administrative leader for the Department of Teacher Education for the College, and is primarily responsible for the administrative and academic components. The Director provides leadership/management and coordination for academic activities in the education department.


Masters of Education with a Certified Teacher’s License in a content area and/ or specialty area such as, Special Education or related discipline.

Experience teaching in public, undergraduate and/ or graduate programs at an accredited school system, college and /or university.Current knowledge of research and trends in teacher preparation and/or school leadership preparation.


Experience in assessment and accreditation (i.e., NCATE/CAEP)

Demonstrated record of organizational leadership in developing, managing, and sustaining excellence in higher education programs.

Successful experience in fostering relationships among students, faculty, and external constituents.

A complete application will include a cover letter, which focuses on your qualifications and interests, a resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references. References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.

This position will remain open until filled.

Catalog Librarian

Lane College Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and energetic catalog librarian to complement its Technical Services. He/she is responsible for managing the Technical Services and maintaining high standards of cataloging with current and evolving best practices in cataloging.


  • Catalog and process all purchases and selected gift books using WorldCat.com.
  • Catalog and re-classify existing library materials as necessary. Catalog non-print formats, including CDs, DVDs, and archives.
  • Research name forms and do authority work; contribute authority records to NACO.
  • Participate in formation of policy and procedures for Technical Services. Keep up to date with new and emerging descriptive practices and tools.
  • Assist in training and revise the work of catalog as required.
  • Provide scheduled reference service and circulation desk work; attend professional development meetings and training sessions.
  • Assist in the selection of books, scholarly magazines and journals.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work one night per week is required.
  • An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science, knowledge of and experience in archives preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging /metadata content and structural standards, experience with Dewey Decimal System, MARC21, AACR2, RDA, LCSH.
  • Familiarity with authority work.
  • Good organizational skills & attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a team environment.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To apply for a staff position, please submit a letter of interest and a résumé to:

Human Resources
Lane College
545 Lane Avenue
Jackson , TN 38301

*Please note that e-mailed materials are preferred.


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