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About SUM

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (SUM) equips indigenous leaders from America and the nations of the world by offering an affordable theological education combining academic instruction with practical hands-on ministry and personal mentorship. Our mission empowers these leaders to be instruments of change in their communities.

"Empowering Leaders for the Fivefold Ministry"

All SUM faculty and staff members are expected to be committed to Jesus Christ, to SUM’s vision, purpose and values and to affirm the SUM’s Statement of Faith.

The SUM Experience

There is nothing like experiencing the weight of God's glory and love. From the classrooms, to streets, to the churches, to the Oakland and Mardi Gras outreaches, the touch of God is unmistakable.

Working at SUM is exciting, precisely because it is fulfilling the call of God on our lives, and it allows us to participate in the mission of God. We invite you to join us in this incredible privilege. 

Job Openings

Interested candidates should submit all required documents on the Application Upload page.

Position Description Qualifications Duration Location
Adjunct Faculty Application Teach up to 40 students on applied theology, biblical studies, biblical languages, general education and/or theology. Completed Master's and/or terminal degree from an accredited institution, and agreement with SUM's statement of faith. 11-week contract El Dorado Hills Campus or Online
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Faculty, technological and administrative duties. Completed doctoral degree in relevant field Full-Time El Dorado Hills Campus
Business Office / Accounting Manager Manage the financial and business administration of the college under the direction of the CFO. BS in Business Administration/Accounting or equivalent experience; proficiency in QuickBooks, MS Office; Managerial Experience. Full-Time El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
Cohort Advisor Oversee, advise, and recruit for one of SUM's cohort sites. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and willingness to relocate. Full-Time Any one of SUM's Cohorts
Director of Financial Aid Manage all aspects of the Financial Aid department; serve as the administrator of all Title IV student assistance, state, institutional and private funds to include Veterans Assistance and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs; ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations; manage SIS's Financial Aid Module and Student Portal. Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (business, counseling), Master's degree preferred; experience with CampusVue, EDConnect, COD, CPS, NSLDS and other FSA systems necessary; 5+ years of experience within a Financial Aid office; Microsoft Excel; previous supervisory experience; knowledge of state and federal financial aid requirements; cross-training in Registrar and Student Accounts preferred; knowledge of SIS System configurations and conversions a PLUS. Full-time El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
Faculty Department Chairs Develop curriculum, assess outcomes, recommend faculty assignments. Doctoral degree in relevant field; served as an SUM adjunct faculty for at least 1 year (6 courses total). Part-time Online
Librarian Acquire and organize information electronically and in print, and provide educational resources to all students and faculties. An ALA accredited M.L.S. degree (or equivalent), and at least 2-3 years’ supervisory experience in an academic library setting. A background in systems or a technical librarian preferred. Full-time El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
Marketing Director Lead, build and manage a team that oversees the business, brand, customer engagement, and retention strategy for SUM’s main campus and its global cohorts. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Marketing; proven track record of success in senior marketing roles; experience in fundraising and capital campaigns; able to travel for site visits with overnight stays; 5 years experience in marketing preferred. Full-time El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
On-Campus Maintenance This position requires basic electrical, mechanical, and maintenance knowledge. In addition, the applicant must be a self-starter who will observe areas needing attention in campus buildings and grounds, and under the direction of the business office, be able to proceed with those tasks. Applicant must have a clean driving record. At least 1-year experience in electrical, mechanical and/or maintenance work. Part-time El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
Receptionist The receptionist serves as the first resource for students, parents, businesses, staff and faculty. Answering inquirer’s questions and directing them to the right resource is essential to the success of the institution. High school diploma and at least 1-year of office/clerical experience. Full-Time El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
V.P. of Finance / Chief Financial Officer Direct the fiscal functions of the ministry in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. Oversee the financial health of the organization and clearly communicate the financial position of the organization to the Executive leadership team and the Board of Directors. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Master’s degree preferred from an accredited institution. Certified Public Accountant (CPA). At least 10 years of experience of progressive accounting and finance experience including 5 years of management experience. Experience with higher education institutions. Advanced knowledge of large ERP systems. Full-Time El Dorado Hills, CA, USA