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Southwestern College is accepting applications for the following position(s) until filled:

Faculty Positions Administrator & Staff Positions

 

Faculty Positions

Visiting Instructor of Theatre

Southwestern College is seeking a one-year half time position for Visiting Instructor of Theatre.  Duties may include:  teaching theatre and musical theatre courses, directing productions, and designing for productions.   

Applicants possessing a Master’s degree in theatre and/or musical theatre is required; an MFA degree is preferred.  Candidates must have evidence of directing theatre and/or musical theatre productions.  Also, successful high school/college teaching experience preferred.  

The Department of Music is fully accredited by NASM and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre degree has received plan approval.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please provide a brief (500-800 words) statement regarding examples of how the candidate’s teaching philosophy fits the description above and in a rural teaching context, along with cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three (3) current professional references to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: HumanResources@sckans.edu. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


English Instructor

Starting Date:  August of 2017

Position Description
Southwestern College is seeking a full-time one-year appointment in the English Department for the 2017-18 school year.  The English department at Southwestern College offers degrees for students interested in graduate study, employment in a variety of careers requiring strong critical thinking and communication skills, employment in the realm of professional writing and content creation, and employment as a secondary educator.  In addition, we provide robust support for our general education curriculum by managing the college’s freshman writing program and providing courses in the humanities and the arts.

Primary responsibilities
This position will primarily involve teaching in the freshman writing program.  The customary load is 4 courses (12 semester hours) per semester.  As a one-year appointment, the successful candidate will participate in faculty governance but will not carry an advising load. Other duties in service to the campus and the community may be required at the request of the division chair.

Qualifications

  • PhD or MFA is preferred in English, Composition & Rhetoric, or Creative Writing.  Master’s degree in English or related subject is required.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching with at least one year of experience at the college or university level.
  • Professionalism and commitment to students,
  • Willingness to work with faculty, staff and administration.

Completed applications must include the following:

  1. Letter of application addressing interest and qualifications for position.
  2. Curriculum Vitae or résumé.
  3. Name, address, email address, and phone number of at least three references who can address the candidate’s qualifications for the positions.
  4. Transcripts (copies accepted).  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Send all materials to:

Ms. Lonnie Boyd
Director of Human Resources
Southwestern College
100 College Street
Winfield, Kansas 67156
Email:  HumanResources@sckans.edu

Review of completed applications will begin immediately.  Position is open until filled.  In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can be made final.  Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Digital Arts Adjunct Instructors

Southwestern College is accepting applications for qualified adjunct instructors for face-to-face, part-time instruction in the following areas for Fall 2017:

  • CPTR 200  Computer Game Concepts (1 credit hour)
  • CPTR 205  Computer Game Planning and Production (2 credit hours)
  • CPTR 240/250/350 3D  Modeling and Animation 1, 2 and 3 (3 credit hours)

Required qualifications: a master’s degree or equivalent tested experience, and documented successful teaching experience at either the high school or post-secondary level.

Successful candidates will follow assigned curriculum for instruction, demonstrate professionalism and commitment to students and will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administration.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter that describes their interest in, and their qualifications for the position to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: HumanResources@sckans.edu.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


College Writing Instructor

Southwestern College is seeking applications for qualified adjunct instructors for College Writing 1 for Fall 2017.

Required qualifications: a master’s degree English, Writing or an equivalent degree with successful documented teaching experience at either the high school or post-secondary level.

Successful candidates will follow assigned curriculum for instruction, demonstrate professionalism and commitment to students and will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administration.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter that describes their interest in, and their qualifications for the position to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: HumanResources@sckans.edu.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Professional Studies Center for Corporate Learning Instructors

Southwestern College Professional Studies is committed to serving our business and industry partnerships with corporate training and talent development through our Center for Corporate Learning.  The Center for Corporate Learning is seeking talented and experienced professionals who understand the business environment and can transfer knowledge, skills and abilities, integrate content knowledge and practical experience in a dynamic workplace setting.  Delivery of training will take place primarily at the business partner location, but may include classroom or online training.  Successful candidates will have experience in the following areas:  facilitating corporate training or adjunct faculty experience in college environment, designing and developing training programs, exceptional platform skills, as well as documented industry certifications in their area of expertise. Candidates must possess a minimum of Bachelors’ degree in the following areas: 

Disciplines needed

  • Business Administration, Business Management or Organizational Development
  • Organizational Management or Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership, Communications or Human Resources
  • Operations Management, Project Management, Six Sigma/Lean, Supply Chain Management

Industry Certifications:  Project Management, Human Resources, Leadership Coaching, Six Sigma, Talent Learning and Development certifications.

Areas of interest are:  Customer Service, Decision Making & Problem Solving, Conflict Management, Supervisory Development, Team Building & Group Dynamics, Talent Development, Communications, Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness, Diversity in the Workplace.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, industry certifications and complete contact information for three professional references to:  Denise Sherman, Center for Corporate Learning, 100 College Street, Winfield Kansas, 67156.  Email: denise.sherman@sckans.edu.  Review of successful candidates will begin immediately for contracted positions.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.


Affiliate Faculty - Professional Studies

Southwestern College – Professional Studies, committed to quality education for adult learners, is seeking motivated working professionals to serve as Affiliate Faculty, providing instruction for both undergraduate and graduate level courses.  The College’s Affiliate Faculty are experienced professionals who are able to integrate content knowledge and practical experience for the benefit of our adult learners. Southwestern College Professional Studies offers courses in an accelerated format primarily in an online modality. 

For further information regarding the disciplines and subject areas for which applications are being accepted, please review Becoming a Southwestern College – Professional Studies Affiliate Faculty Member.


Filled/Closed Faculty Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor of Communication, Digital Arts and New Media

Administrator and Staff Positions

 

Director of Advancement and Planned Giving

Department:  Institutional Advancement

Reports To: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

FSLA Status: Exempt
The Director of Advancement and Planned Giving holds the primary responsibility for deferred and planned gifts. The director serves as a key resource to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, supports the institutional advancement team through training and portfolio management, and works with donors to secure philanthropic support.

The director will 1. implement and market the planned giving program; 2. secure philanthropic investment in planned giving vehicles; 3. work closely with advancement gift officers on planned giving strategies and portfolio management; 4. provide planned/deferred gift training and support for institutional advancement team; and 5. manage a personal portfolio of donors.

In all efforts, the Director of Advancement and Planned Giving seeks to secure philanthropic support that is tied directly to the mission, strategic goals and initiatives of Southwestern College.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Expand and implement planned giving program as component of the overall fundraising plan, including print, digital and face-to-face communications and marketing efforts
  • Support advancement officers in developing planned gift approaches, particularly integrated planned/major/annual gift asks, for donors in their portfolios and serve as a resource to meet with these donors regarding planned gift options and strategies
  • Oversee stewardship of those donors who have already made an estate or other deferred gift commitment and ensure proper recognition of Heritage Society members
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospective donors to secure and honor philanthropic gifts, particularly deferred and planned gifts
  • Maintain a personal portfolio of donors with strong moves management plan, executing solicitation plans as agreed with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the President
  • Create positive donor relations by assuming primary responsibility for providing technical support and options regarding planned and deferred gifts, including training for colleagues in the Office of Institutional Advancement
  • Cultivate relationships with attorneys, trust officers, accountants, financial planners and other estate planning professionals regarding gift opportunities for clients
  • Remain current in areas of gift possibilities available through Southwestern College, ensuring compliance with current laws and regulations governing deferred and estate gifts, and working closely with Business Office and advancement services staff to ensure correct planned gift records, reports, billing and annuity payments
  • Liaise with assigned college divisions/departments, helping focus priorities for fundraising, facilitating the participation of college administrators and faculty in the fundraising process, and sharing information about department initiatives with Institutional Advancement staff
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the College; the mission, vision and strategic plan; and current and long-range philanthropic funding initiatives
  • Communicate the status of current fundraising activities to internal and external audiences and prepare written materials including but not limited to proposals, contact reports, brochures, gift acknowledgments, articles, administrative reports and contributing articles for publications
  • Provide timely and informative call reports; maintain records of calls and actions in the donor database and utilize the data systems available for reports and information
  • Represent the College at functions and meetings as assigned
  • Maintain personal travel and department assistance expenses within approved budget
  • Ensure donor confidentiality as well as the confidentiality of the projects undertaken by the Office of Institutional Advancement
  • Develop and maintaining cordial and professional working relationships with College faculty, staff, students, administrators and staff and appropriate off-campus constituencies
  • Work as an integral member of the Institutional Advancement team, adhering to all College policies and procedures and the internal policies and procedures of the Office of Institutional Advancement, and coordinating with colleagues in ways that enhance donor identification and relationship development
  • Contribute to overall success of the department by performing all other duties as assigned

Requirements

This position requires significant experience/knowledge/interest in planned giving. Experience in direct fundraising of annual, major and planned gifts is preferred. A college degree is required.

This person must have strong people skills that enable them to engage easily and professionally with current and prospective donors. He/she must have the ability to understand the full range of current and planned gift options and be able to assist a donors in the various ways to make a gift. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and able to manage a pool of donor prospects effectively while managing the multiple tasks and budget assigned to them.

This position requires the ability to work flexible hours and travel frequently. Travel is local, regional and national. 

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to HumanResources@sckans.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Academic Success Coach - Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

Reports To:  Director of Admissions and Student Success

Position Overview
As an Academic Success Coach you will be on the front lines of learner engagement, success and persistence.  You will interact with PS learners, both current and prospective, on a daily basis and will be the catalyst that moves them towards greater academic and personal success.  You will be responsible for helping them move through their academic program(s) in the most efficient and successful way possible, all while keeping their ultimate educational and life goals in mind.  Duties will include, but not be limited to:

Primary Duties

Success Coaching

  • Engage in regularly scheduled, proactive outreach during each session to your entire list of active learners via the following methods in order of preference 1) Telephone or In Person, 2) Email, 3) Other commonly used and readily available mediums (IM, Collaborate, Blackboard Shells, Discussion Boards, etc…) according to Academic Success Coaches best practices manual.
  • Facilitate delivery of success tools and resources for learners using the above outreach criteria.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Academic Success Coaching team, Professional Studies personnel and campus personnel as needed.
  • Engage in personal and professional development pertaining to learner success, persistence and graduation.
  • Track and report on personal outreach activity and persistence results each session.
  • Exceed learner expectations and positively impact on learner survey results (e.g., end of course evaluations, alumni survey, National Survey of Student Engagement).

Academic Advising

  • Assist learners with major selection, scheduling, transfer credit, course selection and degree planning.
  • Counsel learners as to all academic and operational policies and procedures and adhere to FERPA guidelines.
  • Perform operational duties as necessary including data entry, learner file management, special learner requests, and application for graduation following institutional procedures and policies.
  • Assist with the enrollment management activities each session realizing all Professional Studies enrollment goals.
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of learner records and files as well as the institutional database.
  • Actively review learner records as needed to monitor progress, identify problems, and evaluate degree checks to assist learners in obtaining educational goals with special attention to learner enrollment, success, satisfaction and persistence.
  • Serve as a learner advocate while maintaining institutional policy.
  • Maintain communication with assigned advisees to mitigate stop-out situations and retain learners to assist them in obtaining educational goals.
  • Engage advising best practices and continuous improvement strategies.
  • Actively solicit referrals from current learners and provide lead information to Admissions Counselors for follow-up.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members to provide a full range of learner services (e.g., direct learners to Financial Aid Assistant if applicable).
  • Provide insights/perspectives into the generation/acquisition of relevant e-mail lists and/or mailing lists for ongoing direct communication initiatives. 

Collaboration 

  • Ensure college policies are being enforced by having a thorough knowledge of all academic and operational policies.
  • Work closely with all Professional Studies staff and main campus support offices (e.g., Registrar, Financial Aid) in order to facilitate learner services and to ensure all center functions are being conducted and goals are being attained.
  • Serve on college and/or Professional Studies committees as appropriate.
  • Provide a professional, collegial atmosphere when representing Professional Studies or Southwestern College as a whole to the general public, campus offices, faculty members, learners and other staff members.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required

Preferred 

Background in Business Administration, Business Management or Health Care Administration.

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, resume, and complete contact information for three (3) professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. Email: HumanResources@sckans.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.


Admissions Recruiter - Professional Studies (Ft. Riley, KS)

Reports to: Director of Admissions and Student Success

General Job Description
The Fort Riley Admissions Counselor is responsible for recruiting and enrolling all undergraduate, graduate and certificate learners into Southwestern College Professional Studies programs. They are charged to establish and maintain a highly effective communications process in order to build partnerships with the Fort Riley Education Services Office, Fort Riley Garrison Command, community colleges, military and civilian personnel and other institutions in the Fort Riley Education Consortium.  Efficient transition of newly recruited learners through decision making is a critical aspect to enrollment, as well as to provide information to prospective Army, National Guard, Reserves and other military affiliated students within a defined geographic region.  Further, constant evaluation and improvement must be sought regarding the Southwestern College Professional Studies Fort Riley Campus markets, and relationship management with key stakeholders of the Fort Riley Morale Welfare and Recreation Department (MWR).

Primary Duties

  • Effectively manage the relationship with the Fort Riley Education Office personnel and coordinate with Education Services Officer (ESO) and other on-site administrative staff
  • Maintain Fort Riley office availability based on approved office hours.
  • Preserve key control in accordance with Fort Riley policies for office and classrooms
  • Serve as the primary contact and liaison for administration of various site issues (e.g., IT, telephone, security, facilities)
  • As a guest, maintain area and facilities beautification and exceed expectations set-forth by the Education Office personnel
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Fort Riley Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) requirements and provide all reports as requested within applicable timeframes
  • Advise prospective learners regarding entrance requirements, and conduct  initial transcript analysis
  • Actively develop relationships with military/industries/organizations/institutions to enhance new student lead generation, conversion, training opportunities, and partnerships

Additional Responsibilities

  • Actively seek and recruit undergraduate, graduate, community college transfer students, and special topics learners into PS programs each session (8 sessions a year)
  • Utilize SCT Powercampus to measure recruitment initiatives relative to the generation and conversion of inquiries
  • Provide industry/organization/institutions/education personnel the necessary information about PS programs to recruit new learners for undergraduate, graduate, and special topic training opportunities
  • Actively work to implement effective strategies to increase prospective student recruitment, and assisting with development and deployment of marketing plans, strategies, and tactics (i.e., placement of literature at key locations, assisting with mailings)
  • Coordinate with military education offices and community colleges to increase transfer students through advising days/education fairs/and other recruitment opportunities
  • Aggressively seek ways to improve the recruitment process through conversation management and new training opportunities
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information and records

 Skills and Qualifications Needed

  • Excellent computer skills are required, including use of software within the Microsoft Office Suite and a willingness to be trained on the college’s SCT software packages
  • Ability to work well and communicate with a variety of people, possess a high degree of personal accountability, and maintain productivity in high pressure situations
  • Exhibit excellent multitasking capabilities, strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-pace environment
  • Ability to develop and use systematic communication techniques and follow-up communications for data reporting (e.g., following up on telephone calls, walk-ins, emails, and business connections)
  • Military background highly preferred
  • Must be “customer” service and quality focused, and able to work well with faculty, staff, and students. Must be a self starter ready to meet and/or exceed goals
  • Some travel will be required for this position, to include evenings, overnight, and weekend work
  • Baccalaureate degree required.  Master’s degree preferred in field related to education or sales/marketing

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, resume, and complete contact information for three (3) professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. Email: HumanResources@sckans.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.


Full-Time Cheer and Dance Coach

Duties for position include administration and recruiting in all aspects of the cheer and dance programs as it transitions to a competitive, varsity program. AACCA certification required.  Good character & communication skills, self-motivation, budget management and leadership skills are essential.  Bachelor’s degree required. 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: HumanResources@sckans.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer


Graduate Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Duties for position include assisting head coach in all aspects of the program (practices, recruiting, conditioning, etc.).  Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience preferred.  Goalkeeping experience encouraged not required.  Good character & communication skills, self-motivated, and leadership skills are essential.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Position compensated with graduate studies, housing, coaching & meal stipend. 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to: Joe Wood, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: joe.wood@sckans.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.


FIlled/Closed Administrator & Staff Positions

  • Athletic Training Graduate Assistant
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management, Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)
  • Academic Success Coach - Professional Studies, Wichita, KS
  • Admissions Counselor - Professional Studies, Wichita, KS
  • Head Baseball Coach

 

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