Employment At SC

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

Faculty Positions Administrator & Staff Positions


Faculty Positions

Private Instructor of Cello

Division: Performing Arts
Reports to: Kilmer Chair of Strings Education

Position Description
Provide weekly private instruction on cello to Music majors, minors and non-majors. Applicant should have experience teaching intermediate and advanced cellists and be familiar with level appropriate repertoire and teaching strategies. Must hold a Master’s degree or have comparable experience. Additional income possibilities potentially available through the South Kansas Symphony, Southwestern College Youth Symphony, Community Music School, and Cole Family Summer Music Festival.

Applicant may also apply for the Youth Symphony position (listed under Administrative & Staff Positions below)

Start date: August 21, 2017

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume or vita to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.

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: The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA 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

  • Visiting Instructor of Communication, Digital Arts and New Media
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • English Instructor
  • College Writing Instructor
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor of Communication, Digital Arts and New Media

Administrator and Staff Positions



Southwestern College invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Registrar. Southwestern is a small liberal arts college poised for meaningful advancement and experiencing unprecedented student growth. The successful candidate will serve as a key partner with the Associate Vice President for Academic Administration Operations under the direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the College

Position Description
The Registrar provides leadership to plan, organize, and manage all of the activities related to the Registrar’s Office, including transfer credit evaluation, degree audit, the application of academic policies, and ensuring the integrity and privacy of student records. 

Major Responsibilities

Academic Policy/Regulations

  • Knows and ensures adherence to the general rules, regulations and policies of the college. As needed, recommends policy revision
  • Ensures compliance with external standards as set by accrediting and licensing organizations, state and Federal agencies and other regulatory entities
  • Distributes student information to students, advisors, faculty and staff in an efficient, accurate manner while maintaining the confidentiality of all student information in accordance with FERPA and other laws
  • Develops and publishes the academic catalog and academic calendar in collaboration with College faculty and staff

Academic Records

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that ensure the integrity of academic records
  • Develops and manages all academic record-related setups in PowerCampus, including student academic plans, course setups, and academic calendar, and identifies best practices and effective use of technology to implement process improvements
  • Maintain academic records and transcripts and transcript services
  • Conducts transfer credit evaluation, graduation processing and graduation clearances (degree audits)
  • Manages and monitors the registration process, changes to student enrollment, scheduling of courses and classrooms, and grade processing functions
  • Certifies eligibility of student-athletes for continued participation in NAIA athletics


  • Manages all office functions as they relate to all office programs
  • Reviews, revises and designs policies and procedures to ensure efficient processing and accuracy of data and to meet academic calendar deadlines
  • Trains, supervises, and coaches staff members  


  • Generates and submits degree completion reports and monthly enrollment reports to the National Student Clearinghouse
  • Generates required reports for faculty, staff, and students
  • Works with Institutional Research in the completion of special projects.


  • Collaborates with College administrators on the planning and delivery of commencement and commencement-related activities
  • Participates as assigned on Main Campus and Professional Studies committees (e.g., Student Services Team, Main Campus and PS curriculum and academic affairs committees/councils [ex-officio status])
  • Attends provided/necessary trainings and other meetings to support effectiveness within the position as required.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned. 

Job Specifications
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred. Must be process-oriented, with strong communication and computer database and application skills. Must be able to interact successfully with faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external constituents.

To apply, submit a letter of application addressing the requirements of the position, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to:  Director of Human Resources, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156 or The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.  Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.

First Year Advisor

The First Year Advisor reports directly to the Executive Vice President. This position is primarily responsible for the assisting in the successful transition and matriculation of new student learners.  In addition, the position will be responsible for advising and advocacy for all undeclared majors in their first year of study at the college.  This is a 12-month salaried position.


  • Respond quickly and effectively to the needs of new students
  • Build and develop relationships with new students and assisting students in their first year of college process
  • Work in tandem with faculty, staff, activity directors, current students, parents to aid in the transition of students
  • Develop knowledge and profile of each student and help growth opportunities and areas of concern
  • Work cooperatively across campus helping students navigate the college including: Academic Support, Financial Aid, Student Life, Housing and other co-curricular activities
  • Assist the Executive Vice President with tracking retention efforts, access processes, and measure results
  • Work alongside the Assistant Director of Student Success to help other students that require academic support and advocacy
  • Plan and present at on-campus activities such as general information sessions on student success, retention, and being an undeclared major
  • Work with Admissions and other areas of the college regarding undeclared majors
  • Meet with prospective students and parents who have not declared a major
  • Coordinate meetings between students and faculty, athletic coaches, and other current students.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Master’s preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to respond to challenges and opportunities for new students
  • Strong skills in the use of technology-based information systems, using tools such as Excel, Word, Web, Email, and various social media platforms
  • Flexibility and positive attitude. Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work nights and weekends and participate in variety of student activities and events
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for three (3) professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156.  E-mail: 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.

Academic Success Coach – Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

Reports To:  Director of Admissions and Student Services

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:

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. 


  • 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

Background in Information Systems, Programming, or Secondary Education Licensure

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources,  Only electronic submissions will be considered.  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.

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: 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

  • Youth Symphony Conductor
  • Assistant Director/Lead Teacher, SC Learning Center
  • Performance Facilities and Technical Director/Manager
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Administration
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Professional Studies/Online Learning
  • SC Athletic Department Administrative Assistant
  • Resident Director 
  • Graduate Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
  • Coordinator of New Media and Assistant Designer
  • Academic Success Coach - Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)
  • Director, SC Learning Center
  • Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
  • Full-Time Cheer and Dance Coach
  • 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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