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

 

Faculty Positions Administrator & Staff Positions

 

Faculty Positions

 

Assistant Professor of Communication, Digital Arts and New Media

Southwestern College is a student-centered undergraduate teaching institution that values engaging students in classroom learning experiences, supervised research and mentoring.

The Department of Communication and Computer Science is seeking a broad-based, dynamic individual, committed to high quality teaching for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position to begin in Fall 2016. The area of specialization is open; however, we are particularly interested in candidates who are comfortable teaching courses in a variety of areas, including Desktop Publishing, Digital Sound, Digital Video & Motion Graphics, Interactive Storytelling, Multimedia Authoring, Video Production, Visual Story Telling, Computer Game Concepts, and Computer Game Planning and Production,. Qualifications include a master’s degree in broadcast journalism, digital media, graphic design or other related area.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 27. To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your interest in working at Southwestern College, be sure to address why you are a good fit for a small liberal-arts college. Instead of a typical teaching philosophy please write about a teaching experience(s) that defines who you are as a teacher. Please also include a description of a similar experience that you have had mentoring/advising students that again helps characterize who you are as a mentor/adviser. Finally, include a curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation.

Send this information 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.


Math Instructor

Southwestern College is seeking an adjunct math instructor for the Fall 2016 semester.  The responsibilities of the position include teaching developmental and introductory college mathematics courses; Elementary and Intermediate Algebra.  Both of our algebra courses utilize an online software component which is required.  The mathematics department will assist the instructor in getting up to speed with this system prior to the start of classes.

Required Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in mathematics or mathematics education related field.   The successful candidate will have teaching experience at either the high school or post-secondary level with a proven track record. 

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates should submit 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.


Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor for Education

Southwestern College is inviting applications for a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor to coordinate clinical experiences with partner school districts, co-advise students, and teach the equivalent of three courses both in the Fall of 2016 and Spring of 2017 in online and on-ground formats. Applicants must have significant experiences in K12 teaching and/or administration and willing to teach a variety of courses in the education majors.  Qualifications include an advanced degree in education (doctorate is preferred); knowledge of a variety of Kansas school systems is preferred.  A search for a full-time tenure track, assistant professor will begin in the Fall 2016. The visiting professor may be eligible to apply for this 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 the names and contact information of three (3) references to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 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 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.


Filled/Closed Faculty Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Assistant Professor of Early Childhood/Special Education

 

Administrator and Staff Positions

 

Controller

The Controller directs, coordinates, and oversees the institution's various financial and accounting operations. Establishes College financial policies and standards. Directs and oversees the operations of the accounting and student services offices, unrestricted accounting, finance systems management, restricted accounting, accounts payable, working capital investments, and accounts receivable. Reports to the Vice President for Finance. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Establishes and carries out the mission statement of the College’s financial operations; formulates goals and objectives for the division in accordance with the overall mission and goals of the institution.
  2. Oversees internal and external audits and preparation of audit reports.
  3. Establishes College financial policies and transactional standards, ensuring consistency with the College’s mission and strategic plans, State and Federal fiscal management laws and regulations, and generally accepted accounting standards.
  4. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the Business Office’s overall goals and objectives; directs and oversees the hiring, development, management, and evaluation of accounting staff.
  5. Through the Vice President for Finance, works with the Board of Trustees on the identification and resolution of strategic financial issues with current or potential impact on the College. 
  6. Oversees major system development projects that impact financial reporting.
  7. Assists in institutional planning, policy development, and problem resolution as it relates to the accounting function. 
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, or related field required and 5+ years of experience that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties listed in the job description.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals, organization, and operational/financial infrastructure of a college.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Strong management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of institutional policies and procedures and the regulatory environment within which they operate.
  • Knowledge of assets and funds management principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Federal and State financial laws, regulations, and operating guidelines as they pertain to institutions of higher education.
  • Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.

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.


Admissions Counselor (Professional Studies, Wichita, KS)

Reports to: Director of Admissions and Student Success

Position Description
Recruit and enroll undergraduate, graduate and special topics learners into Professional Studies programs by engaging in a highly interactive communication process to build relationships with businesses and community college personnel and to move newly recruited learners through a decision process to the point of enrollment.

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 and processes to measure the effectiveness of recruitment initiatives relative to the generation and conversion of inquiries.
  • Provide industry/organization/institutions/education personnel/community colleges/school districts 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 the college’s new student prospect strategies assisting with the development and deployment of marketing plans, strategies, and tactics (e.g., placement of literature at key locations, assisting with mailings).
  • In collaboration with the Manager of Organizational Partnerships, work on follow-up visits to companies, organizations, and school districts, participating in education fairs, transfer student advising days, and other recruitment events as directed by the Enrollment Manager.
  • At the direction of the Enrollment Manager, organize and conduct environmental scanning and needs assessments to include collecting and analyzing “customer” and competitor profiles/demographic information.
  • Increase “visibility” of Southwestern College Professional Studies at meetings, conferences, fairs, expositions and/or professional organizations and generate leads for growth. Serve on committees as appropriate.
  • Work with community colleges to increase transfer students through advising days/education fairs/and other recruitment opportunities.
  • Monitor community college planning calendars including presentations, events and advertising opportunities.
  • Advise prospective learners with regards to entrance requirements and conduct an initial transcript analysis.   
  • Actively seek ways to improve the recruitment process to help ensure the increase in identification and conversion of new learner populations and training opportunities.
  • Provide reports to the Enrollment Manager showing all recruitment activities, outcomes, and follow-up procedures used to increase inquiries, conversion of new prospects, and training opportunities.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information and records.

 Collaboration 

  • Work to meet and/or exceed all new learner and enrollment goals.
  • Facilitate meetings or receptions for industries/organizations, learner groups or faculty members.
  • Ensure college policies are being enforced by having a thorough knowledge of all academic and operational policies.
  • Work closely with all Professional Studies staff members 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 to the general public, campus offices, faculty members, learners and other staff members.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

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 is required.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people, possess a high degree of personal accountability, and able to work in some high stress situations is a must.
  • Must have sales experience
  • This position requires a great deal of multitasking, 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).
  • Must be “customer” service and quality focused and be able to work well with faculty, administrators in PS and on the main campus, and students. Must be a self starter ready to meet and/or exceed goals.
  • Some travel will be required for this position including evening, overnight, and weekend work.
  • Baccalaureate degree required.   

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.


Vice President for Marketing and Communication

Southwestern College seeks candidate for the newly configured role of Vice President for Marketing and Communication.  This position will play an active role in shaping the College's marketing and communications priorities, blending innovative ideas with a commitment to the College’s mission and strategic goals, and enhancing Southwestern’s visibility and reputation through strengthened public relations. This position will provide leadership and direction for the College's marketing, communications and branding efforts, as well as a strategy and framework for the production of compelling, effective narratives that reflect Southwestern’s institutional messaging platform. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President of Marketing and Communication will serve as the College's Chief Brand Officer and as a member of the President's Administrative Council.

Responsibilities
The vice president will lead a strong team to create clear and consistent messages and to disseminate them with integrated and innovative methods, including new media, social networking, direct marketing, video, print, institutional partnerships, and the news media by leading the following initiatives:

  • Implement a brand strategy that articulates the College's differentiators effectively to targeted audiences that include prospective students, donors, and alumni.
  • Develop tactical marketing and communication plans focused on student recruitment and retention; fundraising (including annual giving, major gifts, planned gifts, stewardship and an anticipated capital campaign); and engagement of key constituents including alumni, parents, media outlets, community contacts, students, faculty and staff.
  • Serve as the college’s primary link to the external market - monitoring trends, replicating best practices, and sharing these insights with internal stakeholders.
  • Support an environment that recognizes excellence and promotes a positive atmosphere of achievement and pride.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished professional with significant experience in marketing.  A bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred. In addition, the successful candidate for Vice President Marketing and Communication will demonstrate:

  • A broad vision of the future of marketing and communications with strong understanding of the latest trends and technology;
  • A successful track record of creating innovative approaches for communicating with a wide range of audiences;
  • An ability to manage and achieve maximum results within allocated budget resources.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to HumanResources@sckans.edu by close of business Monday, May 9, 2016. 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.


First Year Advisor

The First Year Advisor reports directly to the Vice President for Retention and Student Success. 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 and second year of study at the college.  This is a 12-month salaried position.

Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Assistant the 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
  • Serve as representative of Student Success in other functions identified by the office
  • 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

Requirements

  • 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: 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 Counselor (Main Campus, Winfield, KS)

The Admissions Counselor reports directly to the Vice President for Enrollment. This position is primarily responsible for the recruitment activities and admissions cycle for traditional, incoming masters/undergraduate and domestic/international students. Admissions Officer will be responsible for managing and growing an assigned territory in order to increase candidates for admission.  This is a 12- month salaried position.

Responsibilities

  • Respond quickly and effectively to all prospective student inquiries via phone, email, and/or in person, with emphasis on extensive phone contact.
  • Build and develop relationships with prospective students and serve as personal point of contact assisting students with admission process including application, transcript, scholarship and general financial aid questions.
  • Work in tandem with faculty, staff, and current students to actively attract candidates for admission.
  • Develop knowledge of assigned territory, i.e. target high schools/colleges, competitors, etc. and identify growth opportunities within the region.
  • Travel throughout assigned territory visiting high schools/colleges, attending college fairs, etc. to increase interest and awareness of Southwestern and applications to the college.
  • Track recruitment activities and results.
  • Serve as Admissions representative at on-campus recruiting and scholarship events, and meet with students and families to discuss the college.
  • Plan and present at on-campus recruiting activities such as general information sessions.
  • Coordinate meetings between prospective students and faculty, athletic coaches, and current students.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to respond to enrollment challenges and opportunities.
  • 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 as needed. Overnight travel required.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

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.


Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Southwestern College is currently seeking applicants for a graduate assistant athletic trainer.  This position is on a 10 month contract.  Southwestern College, an NAIA institution and member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC), is a private comprehensive college with an enrollment of about 1,400 students.  With a main campus in Winfield, Kansas, it also offers degree completion programs at off-campus sites and online.  It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and more information about the college is available at www.sckans.edu.

Reports To
Head Athletic Trainer

Supervises
Athletic Training Students

Job Summary
The graduate assistant athletic trainer works under the supervision of the Head and Assistant Athletic Trainers and provides support along with the other certified athletic trainers in the care of over 300 student-athletes at Southwestern College.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Injury prevention and care, injury assessment and evaluation, referrals, treatment and rehabilitation, counseling and education
  • Supervision and education of the athletic training students in our accredited athletic training program
  • Daily athletic training room operations
  • Working with doctors and other allied healthcare professionals to deliver care to our student-athletes
  • Recordkeeping, documentation and administrative duties as assigned
  • Communication our of policies to student-athletes and coaches
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head and Assistant Athletic Trainers

Position includes

  • Full tuition waiver – approx. $22,000 value (http://www.sckans.edu/graduate/)
  • On-campus housing
  • Meal plan
  • $5,000 stipend
  • Licensure and membership fees
  • Sport coverages – to be determined

Required Qualifications

  • Acceptance into Southwestern College’s graduate program
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • BOC certification required
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer/First Aid certification required
  • Eligible for licensure by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Experience within an ATEP program preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a variety of athletes, coaches, and the public in the higher educational setting

Application Procedure

Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Lock Schnelle, MS, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
Southwestern College
100 College Street
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 229-6070
Lock.Schnelle@sckans.edu

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Finalists must submit to a criminal background check.  Southwestern College is an EOE & AA employer.


FIlled/Closed Administrator & Staff Positions

  • Executive Assistant to the President
  • Faculty Assistant, Performing Arts Division
  • Head Coach Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
  • Assistant Softball Coach
  • Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
  • Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
  • Assistant Volleyball Coach
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Residence Hall Director
  • Financial Aid Counselor (Professional Studies, Wichita, KS)
  • Admissions Counselor (Professional Studies, Wichita, KS)
  • Director of Athletics
  • Director of Admissions & Student Success (Professional Studies, Wichita, KS)
  • Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Advancement Officer
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Director of Education Operations
  • Financial Aid Administrative Assistant
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