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

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Status:  Candidates selected for interviews have been notified

Southwestern College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin Fall, 2014. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science; ABD not considered. Candidates should demonstrate ability to teach the variety of lower and upper division courses typical of undergraduate programs, and to advise both traditional and international students. Expertise in teaching programming for the web, Javascript, C++ and C# 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 maintain current knowledge in the subject matter and assist in the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive computer science curriculum. The appointment is for a nine-month term and is renewable annually.

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

Academic Success Coach – Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

Reports To:  Director of Learner Support and Academic Success

Position Overview
The Academic Success Coach (ASC) is on the front lines of learner engagement, success and persistence.  ASCs interact with PS learners, both current and prospective, on a daily basis and are the catalyst that moves them towards greater academic and personal success.  Academic Success Coaches are responsible for helping move learners 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 the entire assigned list of active learners 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/Measure and report on personal outreach activity and persistence results each session
  • Exceed learner expectations and positively impact on learner survey results

Academic Advising

  • Assist learners with major selection, scheduling, transfer credit, course selection and update degree plans as needed.
  • 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
  • Ensure that PS marketing materials are consistently available
  • 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

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Approach work and life in a manner of professional/career growth and development;
  • Have the ability to coach non-traditional learners to educational success on a continual basis in a fast-paced team oriented environment
  • Understand and implement data driven best practices while remaining learner focused

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.


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: 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)

Reports to: Vice President for Enrollment Management

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.
  • 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.


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. The position is expected to be filled no later than September 15, 2014. 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.


Cheerleading Coach / Graduate Assistant

Duties for position include administration in all aspects of the cheer program (practices, recruiting, training, etc.).  AACCA certification required.  Good character & communication skills, self-motivation, 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: David Denly, Director of Athletics, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail: david.denly@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


Little Builders Preschool Afternoon Lead Teacher

Southwestern College seeks candidates for the part-time (under 20 hrs/week) position of afternoon lead teacher for the Little Builder classroom of the SC Learning Center. Candidates selected for this position will be responsible for the care and supervision of the preschool students in the program. He/she will be directly responsible for working closely with assistant teachers to ensure that continuity of care is maintained throughout the preschooler’s entire day at the Center.

Job requirements:

  • 1 year of teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools;
  • Or seven to nine semester hours of academic credit or equivalent training in child development or early childhood education and three months teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools;
  • Or a child development associate credential.

Qualifications:
The individual selected for this position must be at least 18 years of age and have a strong desire to work with children. Successful candidates must have a warm, nurturing, and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate well with children and be willing to fulfill his/her responsibilities in accordance with the Center’s philosophy. Because childcare requires a team approach, individuals must have a mature attitude that allows him/her to communicate effectively, problem solve and anticipate the needs of his/her fellow workers. An educational background in early childhood is required.

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the requirements of the position, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156 or 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.


Campus Visit Admission Counselor
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Director of Campus Life
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Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
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Academic Dean for Professional Studies
  • (Position has been filled.)
Temporary Admissions Counselor
  • (Position has been filled.)
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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Technical Director for the TOMARI Theatrical Arts and Technologies Center
  • (Position has been filled.)