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Employment At SC

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

 

 

Faculty Positions

 

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Southwestern College is seeking an assistant professor of psychology to begin in the Fall of 2015. The successful candidate will be a generalist with a PhD in an area of applied psychology (we will accept ABD with PhD by May 2015). Applicants must be qualified and willing to teach a variety of courses in the psychology major. Candidates also illustrating strengths in mentoring, including research, practicum/internship guidance, and preparation for graduate school will receive special consideration. This is a 9 month, tenure track position.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) letters of recommendation 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.


Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Southwestern College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin January, 2015. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science; ABD not considered. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach the variety of lower and upper division courses typical of undergraduate programs, serve as our single full-time computer science faculty member with assistance from adjuncts, and advise both traditional and a growing number of international students.  Expertise in teaching programming is essential. Candidates should also illustrate strengths in mentoring, including practicum/internship guidance, job placement for undergraduates, and preparation for graduate studies. The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive computer science curriculum. This is a 9 month renewable non-tenure track position.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) letters of recommendation 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.


Special Education Affiliate Faculty

Southwestern College is receiving applications for affiliate faculty to assist in the delivery of its special education in low incident disabilities (functional) program. Specific expertise sought in the following areas: introduction to characteristics, behavioral assessment and management strategies, assessment methods and progress monitoring, and transitions (K-12). Preferred candidates would provide evidence of significant successful licensed teaching experience, a terminal degree, and a passion to prepare educators to serve students with low incidence disabilities.

To apply, submit a letter of application, detailed resume, evidence of teaching licensure and contact information for three (3) professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College St., Winfield, KS, 67156 or email HumanResources@sckans.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. The successful candidate(s) 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 self-starters to serve as Affiliate Faculty, providing instruction for both undergraduate and graduate level courses at the Wichita, KS campus and Online. There is an additional need for Affiliate Faculty to assist with the development of new courses. The College Affiliate Faculty is a group of experienced professionals who are able to integrate content knowledge and practical experience in the classroom. Southwestern College Professional Studies offers courses in an accelerated format during evening classes and in an online format. The successful candidates will possess a masters degree in a discipline listed below, at least five years of working experience in the discipline; prior teaching experience with adults (preferred); knowledge of adult learning principles; and passion about higher education and dedication to student success.

Disciplines needed:

  • CPAs
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Rural Health Administrators and Professionals
  • Organizational Leadership (PhD preferred)
  • Management (DBA preferred)
  • Religion (PhD preferred)

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to: prospectivefaculty@sckans.edu - please include “Affiliate Faculty” in the subject line. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and will be required to satisfactorily complete new faculty training. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Math Instructor

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Assistant Professor of Music

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Visiting Professor of Chemistry

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Administrator and Staff Positions

Director of Nursing Program – Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

Reports to: Academic Dean for Professional Studies

Position Overview: Provides leadership and management of the curriculum and faculty of the college’s Professional Studies online RN to BSN nursing program

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead the RN to BSN nursing program, assuring continued approval by the  Higher Learning Commission, CCNE, and KSBN
  • Recruit, develop, and retain qualified affiliate faculty
  • With support from enrollment management and marketing staff, prepare and implement policies to ensure successful recruitment, progression, and graduation of nursing learners
  • Advise nursing program learners
  • Direct the implementation of the comprehensive evaluation and assessment process for the nursing program, including its faculty and curriculum, in consultation with appropriate Professional Studies staff; review and revise as necessary
  • Provide leadership in the planning, implementation, development, and growth of additional nursing programs
  • Oversee curriculum updates and revisions to ensure quality and relevance
  • Represent Professional Studies and the nursing program in the community and serve as liaison to community health care facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, professional organizations, other resources, and to other nursing education programs
  • Resolve problems with affiliates and learners while keeping additional staff apprised as appropriate
  • Seek opportunities for outside funding sources

Collaboration

  • Ensure college policies are being observed and effectively implemented by having a thorough knowledge of all academic and operational policies
  • Work closely with all Professional Studies staff and main campus personnel in order to ensure an effective program that attains all key goals
  • Collaborate with Academic Success Coaches (academic advisors) on opportunities to improve the educational experience, including ongoing training of ASCs
  • Collaborate with enrollment management and marketing staff to strategize and implement a nursing program recruitment plan
  • Represent the college and the program to the general public, campus offices, faculty members, learners and other staff members
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Committee Assignments

  • Serve on the Professional Studies Academic Affairs Council and other College and/or Professional Studies committees as appropriate

Skills and Qualifications Needed

  • Hold or promptly obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse in Kansas
  • Hold an earned Master’s Degree in Nursing, Doctorate preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in a transformational and transparent leadership role within a nursing program
  • A minimum of three (3) years teaching in an RN to BSN program
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in one or more specialty areas of nursing
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in a school of nursing appropriate for a minimum of five (5) years
  • Online teaching experience with adult learner and/or accelerated program a plus
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning consistent with the program Mission, Vision, Values and Program Outcomes
  • Excellent computer skills including use of software within the Microsoft Office Suite
  • A willingness to be trained and appropriately use the college’s academic computing system, the online course delivery system (Blackboard)
  • Ability to multitask and employ organizational skills
  • Self-directed with a high degree of accountability
  • Ability to communicate and work well with a variety of people and in some high stress situations
  • Service and quality focused
  • Ability to work evening and possibly weekend hours as required

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, c.v., and complete 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 is an AA/EOE employer.


Director of Institutional Research and Reporting

The Director of Institutional Research and Reporting reports to the President and Provost and is responsible for producing information to advance the college’s educational policy, administrative decisions, strategic planning, and assessment activities.  Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data collection and analysis, completion of federal- and state-mandated reports, accreditor-mandated reports, and preparation and analysis of data in support of planning, strategic decision-making, enrollment management, program assessment, and academic outcomes assessment.

The Director is responsible for:  internal and external reporting of data; dissemination, presentation, and archiving of data; ensuring data integrity and consistency of reporting; and developing and maintaining assessment and institutional effectiveness processes with a focus on continuous quality improvement.  The Director works with offices across the college to support their data collection and reporting needs; developing and administering surveys and interpreting results; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting institutional data.

Essential Functions

  • Create and maintain processes for conducting institutional research
  • With the Provost and Academic Deans, develop and implement academic/learning outcomes research and reporting plans
  • Create, maintain, and produce on a regular schedule standardized reports needed by the administration
  • Produce specialized reports in response to requests, prioritizing requests and deadlines
  • Comply with government (state and federal) reporting requirements (e.g., IPEDS), and track and support compliance reporting by other offices (e.g., Title IX, Clery Act crime statistics)
  • Comply with reporting requirements of the Higher Learning Commission and support research and reporting needs of academic programs with specialized accreditation
  • Provide support for preparation of AQIP Systems Portfolios and other AQIP-related reports
  • Assist development of measures of institutional effectiveness for AQIP and other purposes
  • Provide data for external surveys (e.g., US News and World Report, Petersons)
  • Assist in maintaining system data accurateness
  • Train college employees to assist their development of reporting skills
  • Coordinate with IT in further development and implementation of Data Warehouse project

Key Committee and Liaison Roles

  • Member of Enrollment Management Team
  • Member of Planning Council
  • Member of PowerCampus Users Group (PCUG)
  • Liaison with Provost’s cabinet as necessary
  • Liaison with Main Campus Academic Dean, Professional Studies Academic Dean, Professional Studies Director of Assessment and Reporting as required
  • Liaison with Administrative Council (group) and its members as required
  • Liaison with IT staff charged with data warehousing and reporting support as required

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline (business, social science, or other field with significant focus on quantitative data analysis) with three to five years of direct experience with institutional research, or five to seven years of related, transferable experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish productive, cooperative relationships across the college 
  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly master, SCT PowerCampus administrative software
  • Personal computer expertise including, but not limited to, relational database, statistical analysis, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation graphics. 

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 Counselor  - Professional Studies (Ft. Riley, KS)

Reports to: Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing

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.


Gift Officer

The Gift Officer is responsible for raising philanthropic gifts for the college through efforts tied directly to the strategic goals and initiatives of the institution. The Gift Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting gifts and stewarding relationships with new and existing donors, with a focus on retention and increasing individual gift levels and overall giving. This is an exempt, 12-month position that reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify prospects and solicit major gifts for the annual fund, coordinating efforts with the Director of Annual Fund
  • Identify prospects and solicit major gifts for endowment and capital purposes
  • Identify prospects and solicit major estate/deferred gift commitments
  • Manage a prospect pool with a minimum size of 150
  • Establish and maintain a strong moves management program for assigned donors; ensuring appropriate stewardship, cultivation and solicitations
  • Execute solicitation plans as agreed in planning with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the President
  • Coordinate efforts with the Director of Alumni and utilize alumni functions as a way to meet new prospects and further cultivate existing prospects
  • Liaise with assigned college divisions/departments, helping focus priorities for fundraising, facilitating the participation of college administrators and faculty in the fundraising process, assist departments in developing programs and solicitation plans for specific individuals, affinity groups and young alumni, and sharing information about department initiatives with other Institutional Advancement staff
  • Utilize the data systems available for reports and information
  • Provide timely and informative call reports; maintain records of calls and actions in the donor database
  • Manage personal travel budget and department assistance budget
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

A college degree is required. This person must have strong people skills that enable him/her to engage easily with prospective donors while presenting a professional image.  He/she must have the ability to understand many types of gift options and be able to assist a prospect in the various ways to make a gift. The successful candidate must be self motivated and able to effectively manage a pool of donor prospects, assigned budget, time and workload.  This position requires the ability to work flexible hours and travel frequently. 

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


Assistant Director for Advising and Student Success

Southwestern College seeks an Assistant Director for Advising and Student Success.  The Assistant Director reports to the Academic Associate Vice President for Advising and Student Success.  Primary responsibilities include managing the Center for Learning and Student Success (1st CLASS), advising undeclared students and conducting individual and group career exploration sessions.  This is a 10-month, administrative position.

Position Summary
The Assistant Director provides vision, oversight, marketing and implementation of programs and procedures for a wide range of academic services for Southwestern College students.  These services include peer and paraprofessional tutoring, study groups, workshops, supplemental instruction (SI), online delivery modalities as well as career exploration, academic advising and major selection strategies that promote and help ensure student success. The Assistant Director will provide ongoing, college-wide consultation and communication with faculty, coaches and other support staff for identification of students in need of academic support. The Assistant Director will assist in the evaluation and expansion of current programs for students on probation. The Assistant Director will also hire, train, supervise and evaluate student tutors in collaboration with the Quantitative Learning Center and Writing Center Coordinators. This individual will work with faculty to ensure consistency and alignment of 1st CLASS services with campus curriculum. The Assistant Director will monitor the Center’s budget and conduct an ongoing assessment of tutoring needs and specific student needs, address concerns and negotiate their resolution. The Assistant Director will be the academic advisor of record for undeclared students, and will teach a minimum of two courses per year (ESKL080, ESKL079 and/or Prep 100) for first-term, first-year students and those in academic recovery.

Position Details

  • Assists Associate Vice President for Advising and Student Success with institutional initiatives and practices related to improving retention and graduation rates on the main campus, with an emphasis on first-term/first-year students.
  • Provides individual/group career exploration and major selection assistance to Southwestern College students.
  • Provides academic advisement to undeclared students and others as assigned, partnering closely and collaboratively with faculty advisors to ensure a smooth transition to the major, once declared.
  • Triages effectively with the Quantitative Learning Center Director, athletic coaches and student life staff members to promote 1st CLASS and reach out to students in academic distress.
  • Actively participates in REACH (Retention and Academic Achievement)  committee and subcommittees as appropriate, supporting committee goals and coordinating projects as assigned.
  • Assists in conducting exit interviews with students who intend to depart or are in the process of departing; Surveys students who have already withdrawn to assess their reasons for departure and their retrospective perceptions of the college. Assists in re-connecting with withdrawn students who are eligible to return to the college, possibly re-recruiting them back to the college.
  • Assists in the recognition of student achievement and campus progress in reaching retention and graduation rate goals. 
  • Teaches Essential Skills (ESKL 079) and Academic Mentoring (ESKL 080) every semester as assigned; co-teaches one section of Prep 100 in the fall term as assigned.
  • Collaborates with Student Life staff to identify and alleviate non-academic (social/emotional) conditions that are contributing to student attrition.
  • Assists Office of Admission and others involved in student recruiting by increasing awareness of the “profile” of students who are retained and graduate from Southwestern College.
  • Assists in the evaluation of administrative policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and communication for their implications and impact on student retention.

Requirements

  • Excellent customer service mindset
  • Outgoing and positive attitude
  • Solid presentation, communication, and listening skills
  • Big-picture thinker who pays attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with traditional-age college students
  • Results and relationship-driven
  • Flexible schedule

Qualifications
Minimum:  Master degree and three years of teaching, tutoring and/or academic advising experience in a higher education setting.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Preferred: Graduate degree in education, liberal studies and/or arts, and related experience working with traditional-age college students. Proficiency with databases, SPSS and other relevant software relating to tutoring training and activities.  Experience recruiting, hiring and training peer tutors using one of the national tutoring association models and/or learning assistance organizations. Experience and demonstrated success in career counseling and early alert and academic recovery programs.

Application Process 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter, CV and complete contact information for three (3) 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.


Admissions Counselor  - Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

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Academic Success Coach – Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

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Little Builders Preschool Afternoon Lead Teacher

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Campus Visit Admission Counselor

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Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

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Academic Dean for Professional Studies

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Temporary Admissions Counselor

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Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator

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Faculty Assistant

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MBA Program Director

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Assistant Director of Residence Life

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

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Executive Assistant to the President and the Provost

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