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Hiring Process

Review the following steps about Regent University's hiring process.

  1. Review open positions found on the Job Opportunities web page.
    Regent University only accepts applications and resumes for open positions posted on our Job Opportunities web page.
  2. Submit an employment application.
    The application may be submitted online or by mailing or faxing a hardcopy. All contact information is located on the Job Opportunities webpage. A cover letter and/or resume or curriculum vitae may also be submitted and are highly recommended to further highlight knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  3. Applications will be received by the hiring manager.
    Applications are tracked by the Human Resources database and then forwarded to the hiring manager for his or her review. (For student positions, applications and resumes may be given directly to the point of contact listed in the student job posting.)
  4. Interviews will take place with the hiring manager.
    It is up to the manager's discretion to contact any applicants for further information or to schedule an interview. Due to the large volume of applications received, applicants not selected for an interview may not be contacted.
  5. Reference checks are completed by the hiring manager.
    For the final candidates, at least two of the applicants' references will be contacted by the hiring manager.
  6. A background investigation will be required.
    A background check will be requested prior to an offer of employment. The potential candidate will be notified via email to provide necessary background check information and authorization. Human Resources will process the background check and notify the hiring manager upon completion.
  7. An employment offer may be made by the hiring manager.
    Once all employment considerations have been approved by Human Resources and the department head, an offer of employment may be extended to the selected candidate.
  8. The New Employee Form, Form I-9, and other employment paperwork will be completed on or before the first work date.
    The new employee will be given information regarding when to start, where and when to arrive, and what documents to bring to verify eligibility to work in the United States.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know where I stand in the hiring process?

We make every effort to keep you informed along the way. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to every candidate who applies due to the volume of resumes we receive. Even for those candidates who have been contacted, and who may have had interviews, there can be periods of time when you do not hear from us. This doesn't mean we aren't actively working on your application – it simply reflects the nature of our process and the thoroughness of our searches.

How often are new positions posted?

New positions are posted as soon as a new job opening is available and approved by the vice president for human resources. Updates may occur on a daily or weekly basis. Continue to check the Job Opportunities web page for the most current job openings.

How long does it take to complete the employment application?

The application may take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the detail and depth of answers. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities, and qualifications. It may be advisable to have any applicable resources accessible while completing the application (i.e., employment history, related knowledge, skills and abilities, Christian testimony, reference information, etc.).

Do I have to fill out an employment application or can I just send in my resume?

Yes, you must complete a new employment application for each position in which you want to apply. Certain information requested is critical for hiring decisions made by Regent University. A resume and/or cover letter are optional to submit.

Will I be able to attach my resume and/or cover letter?

Yes. You may send your resume and/or cover letter to hr@regent.edu. Clearly specify the position for which you have applied.

What if I want to apply for more than one position at Regent University?

You must complete a separate application for each position for which you wish to apply. When applying for more than one position, the application will be sent to different hiring managers; therefore, applications must be submitted separately.

Can I apply directly to the hiring department?

Human Resources is the central submission point for all employment applications and supplemental application materials. You should correspond directly with Human Resources' staff unless a hiring manager contacts you. Employment applications for student positions may be submitted directly to the school or department point of contact listed on the Financial Aid Job Board.

How do I save my application?

You will not be able to save your application at any stage of the process. A copy of your completed application will be emailed to you, and you may save the email any way you prefer.

To whom should I address my cover letter?

You may address your cover letter to "Hiring Manager" instead of a specific individual.

What should I do if I have to make changes to my application after I've submitted it? (i.e. phone number changes)

Send any corrections to hr@regent.edu. Clearly list your name, position for which you have applied, and the nature of your correction. Your email will be sent directly to the hiring manager informing him or her of your changes.

Is there a job closing date for any open positions?

Unless otherwise noted within the job description listed, jobs are kept open until filled. Once a job is removed from the Job Opportunities web page, applications will no longer be accepted or forwarded to the hiring manager for consideration.

How do I check the status of my application?

Due to the decentralized nature of the selection process, Human Resources does not track each applicant's status. Human Resources may only inform you of the date that your employment application was forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be contacted by the hiring manager if you are selected for an interview.

How long does the hiring process take?

The process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. This may be dependent on a number of factors, including but not limited to: the size and quality of the applicant pool, urgency to fill an open position, related budget planning, etc.

Can I submit my resume to be kept on file until a suitable position is available?

We do not accept unsolicited resumes or applications. You must submit an application for a specific position listed on our website.

Why was I not selected for a position?

We receive a large volume of applications for our various openings. Many of these applicants have specific experience directly related to the position for which they have applied. Only the top few candidates will be contacted for interviews, and those with the experience and skills aligned with the requirements listed in the job posting will be given preference. Although an applicant may be qualified, another candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities and department culture fit will be among the characteristics that set the selected candidate apart from other applicants.

What documents will I need to bring in on my first day of work?

See the list of acceptable documents that you may bring to complete the Form I-9 in order to determine eligibility for employment in the United States.

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