VP AND CIO (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – March 10, 2015
Great Christian Institution of Higher Learning, offering bachelors degrees through doctoral degrees. Working here is very enjoyable. I have a great staff and enjoy coming to work each day. I also teach graduate computer science and healthcare informatics management courses, which I really enjoy.
Higher Education issues are a great challenge
Compensation is not comparable to industry or other businesses
Director of Sports Programming and Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Nashville,TN – January 15, 2015
I had an opportunity to take over the radio station at Lipscomb University. I created our sports programming and continued to strive to make each broadcast better than the last. I have managed up to eleven students for each broadcast.
I was working 3-4 nights a week as a night watch resident assistant. Hours were from 12 till 6 Am and it required me to stay up, register the students and student visitors at the point of entry to the dorm.
I learned to manage spread sheets a bit better, to motivate myself to do whatever it takes to pay off tuition, and to manage out of the ordinary scenarios; such as students returning to the dorms intoxicated or under influence, fire alarms and immediate evacuation procedures, and administer security measures for resident safety.
I had no co-workers, which taught me to stay productive while no supervision. This position required trust in my good judgement and work ethic from the Head resident manager.
Hardest part of the job was staying up for 6 hours, 3-4 nights a week and still actively attend classes and maintain a 3.5 GPA.
Most enjoyable part of the job was the ability to utilise the time spent working as I pleased when there was no one coming into the dorm.
Security Officer II (Armed) (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – September 10, 2014
-Get to work you have to arrive early to find a parking place because of the lack of parking and then you become a crossing guard for the elementary, middle, and high school in the middle of Granny White pk. -Work some sporting events -You write tickets for driving and parking infractions -You will unlock and lock doors at a certain time but you will constantly lock and unlock doors because students want to study, a staff or faculty forgot their keys, student(s) left their book or Ipad in the school, etc. etc. -You will work in dispatch at times or relieve dispatch -Write reports for incidents on campus -You will do car unlocks, jump starts, air up tires, and (change people tires). -When the winter season start you will do a boiler check and a (blow down) of the boiler. You become like HVAC person. -Management does not know security state laws nor has security policy and procedures in place. -No job description and no sensible ranking structure. -On the job training is subpar its made up as you go. -Serving the people is the number one priority security is not the primary. -The description for military, police, and "advance security" is to boast of having quality security officers not for their knowledge and experience. Its only to look good for the parents of the students. Approximately only four people give or take fit the category.
pay, vacation and holidays, food allowance
Pay (for what they want you to do), manangement, leadership, structure, training, communication, advancement
Referee (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – April 19, 2014
You get to referee for you friends and all the people you go to school it was a blast. You get to do a lot with them and be around the game. You get to see who wins the championship. Really relaxed job.
The environment at Lipscomb is phenomenal; there is a wonderful community feel, even among people with whom you do not work directly. While there are ups and downs to the job, they value their employees highly.
in the morning we would have a meeting to be sure everyone was on the same page teamwork was a big key to working their..I learned how to do many different things planting trees, flowers, shrubs. management was great from supervisors, teachers, students, all the way to the President of the university. my co workers are the best group of guys I have ever worked with. the hardest part of that job was having to leave, the most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that my mark was left at Lipscomb. turning something ugly into something beautiful.
Project Ulpan Field Coordinator (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – June 29, 2013
I loved working at Lipscomb because it gave me to opportunity to explore areas of my interest, like the work I have done in Guatemala. My supervisor allowed me a lot of flexibility and space to get my tasks accomplished and was always open to new ideas I would propose regarding process and procedures.