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

Assistant Professor of Communication

Southwestern College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication. The successful candidate will teach courses in persuasion, communication theory, intercultural and small group communication as well as oral communication and public speaking at the freshman level.  Experience with secondary certification in speech a plus.


  • PhD in communication is preferred.  Qualified master’s degrees considered.
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness and excellence.
  • Two years of teaching experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Southwestern College provides a values-based learning experience that emphasizes intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth.

Review of applications will begin immediately 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 resume/CV, 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.

Southwestern is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political affiliation. 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 instructor in mathematics.  Master’s degree required.  Ph.D. preferred.  Experience teaching mathematics to students with a diversity of abilities is desired.  Teaching responsibilities may include both elementary and advanced coursework in mathematics and statistics.  Candidates with expertise in teaching entry level coursework at the collegiate level desirable. The position is full time, renewable, non-tenure track.  Review of applications will begin January 16th.  Position begins August 2018.

Please send cover letter, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156.  Email submissions:    

Adjunct Instructors

The Southwestern College Division of Communication, Computer Science, and English is seeking applications for qualified adjunct instructors to teach the following classes in the spring 2018 semester:

  • College Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Theories of Communication
  • Graphic Arts
  • Composing with Paint and Draw

Required qualifications: a master’s degree or MFA in the content area or related field and teaching experience at either the high school or post-secondary level with proven success.

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

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

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.

Affiliate Faculty - Professional Studies

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

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

Filled/Closed Faculty Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities and Voice
  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
  • Assistant Professor of Theatre
  • Assistant Professor and Education Division Chair
  • Visiting Instructor of Theatre
  • Visiting Instructor of Communication, Digital Arts and New Media

Administrator and Staff Positions


Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Southwestern College, located in the southern edge of the scenic Flint Hills of Kansas, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance. Southwestern ( is a small, private liberal arts college poised for meaningful advancement and growth. The successful candidate for Vice President for Finance at Southwestern College will serve as a key strategic partner to the President, as well as financial strategist for the College.

Attentive to mission, building on strength, and operating with strategic discipline, Southwestern College seeks a leader with vision and energy. The successful candidate will play a lead role in positioning the College to achieve the optimal balance of financial strength and quality of the educational experience. SC has been reenergized by the leadership of President Brad Andrews and is experiencing a real and exciting emergence of momentum. This renaissance is centered on enrollment growth powered by an engaging, student-centered commitment.  

Essential Functions

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer will serve as a strong and creative strategic partner to the President and the college leadership team. In this time of significant threats to small, private, rural liberal arts colleges, the college seeks to face these challenges and opportunities head-on. In this role the CFO will provide executive leadership for all financial and business-related matters leading the college through these challenges to a position of financial health, and ultimate prosperity, in full support of the fulfillment of its central educational mission. The CFO will advise the President, senior leadership, faculty, athletic personnel, and other college staff on matters concerning financial policies and procedures, budgeting, competitive benchmarking, efficiency analysis, and overall operations. The CFO serves on the President’s Cabinet and is staff liaison to three committees of the Board of Trustees: Audit, Business Affairs, and Endowment and Investment. 

The CFO develops and oversees the College’s annual operating budget of approximately $25 million in cooperation with the senior leadership of the College, prepares iterative budget projections, and maintains a ten-year rolling budget model. The CFO is responsible for strengthening net assets and managing the College’s key financial ratios. Additional key responsibilities include: debt management, financial accounting, coordination of oversight for investments, risk management, human resources, facilities management, vendor management and contract management. 

The CFO oversees the Associate Vice President for Business Services, Controller and general accounting, accounts payable, student accounts, and purchasing services, supervises the Director of Human Resources and all of the HR functions of the College, including payroll and benefit services. 


  • Bachelor’s degree; Master's degree in business administration, accounting finance or related field preferred.
  • Five or more years of progressive management experience in financial planning, budget management and business operations at the senior management level.
  • Proven professional experience demonstrating competence and comprehensive understanding of financial management and budgeting functions including operations and capital budgeting, budget execution, budget formulation, and cost analysis.

Desired Attributes

  • Expert financial acumen
  • Detail oriented, with strong focus on accuracy and thoroughness
  • High level of integrity, energy, and commitment to the College
  • Strategic thinker, excellent communicator, effective team member
  • Thorough understanding of a small college business model, or demonstrated willingness and ability to develop a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of that business model
  • A collaborative and thoughtful leadership style that seeks positive solutions and cross-divisional input to work strategically to attain the goals of the College
  • Ability to with work as a liaison with areas of the College with differing financial challenges to assist in developing sound business plans for those operational areas
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the College’s commitment to a diverse workforce, professional development for employees, and the maintenance of a culture of student success and satisfaction throughout the institution

Procedure for Nominations and Applications

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited.   Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until this position is filled.  Application materials received by Friday, April 27th will be given priority consideration.  To apply, please provide a cover letter addressing the qualifications and desired attributes of the position, resume, and the names and complete contact information for five professional references.  Calls to references will occur later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates.  All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to:

CFO Search Committee
c/o Doreen Fast, Executive Assistant to the President
100 College Street
Winfield, KS 67156

Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.

Director of Marketing – Professional Studies (Wichita, KS)

Southwestern College Professional Studies, Wichita, KS seeks a Director of Marketing with a thorough understanding of key target market(s) to provide direction and oversight for developing, deploying, enhancing and monitoring marketing initiatives and tactical plans.  This position will serve as a ‘front-line’ marketing resource person staying abreast of both traditional channels and new media while employing a series of metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing initiatives and materials while continually measuring return on Investment (ROI).  The Director of Marketing will also oversee and manage the position of Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator.

Driving Growth

  • Plan and implement all day-to-day marketing activities
  • Identify specific markets, media and messages that reach individuals interested in programs offered by SCPS delineating specific goals, objectives and outcomes to ensure marketing activities produce results in alignment with organizational goals
  • Develop integrated marketing plan for SCPS including focus on web and digital marketing
  • Execute all marketing initiatives in order to reach and exceed college enrollment goals, including work with vendors as appropriate
  • Build effective media contacts


  • Employ a series of metrics to evaluate effectiveness of marketing initiatives
  • Manage, track, and report on marketing expenses and budget

Strategy Development and Deployment

  • Ensure all marketing collateral are continually up-to-date and ‘on-brand’
  • Assist with concept development of marketing materials (e.g., course schedule, degree sheets, brochures, posters, conference displays) and actively maintain throughout program lifecycle
  • Review and develop a full range of marketing initiatives (e,g., learner referral communications, alumni referral communications, micro-websites)
  • Play a key role in the development of overall communication strategy


  • Identify and develop relationships with internal and external partners for implementation support (e.g., graphic design, website design, copy writing, photography, press, releases, interactive marketing)
  • Provide a professional, collegial atmosphere when representing Professional Studies to the general public, campus offices, faculty members, learners and other staff members
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
  • Implement an Internal communication plan


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or a closely related field required: master’s degree preferred
  • Four to five years of marketing experience with a proven track record
  • Solid technical background (e.g., web development standards, database knowledge, email, internet marketing, search engine optimization)
  • Exposure to the areas of traditional marketing, communications and brand development
  • Understanding of relevant marketing research tools


  • Results oriented and eager to take ownership of initiatives while collaborating with relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to work collaboratively both internally and externally
  • Driven to meet and/or exceed learner expectations
  • Understanding or experience with adult education preferred

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to 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.

Faculty Assistant, Performing Arts Division

Position Description
The faculty assistant is responsible for supporting and facilitating the projects and processes of the Performing Arts Division, plus certain extra-divisional duties.  This is a 12-month, non-exempt position. 

Divisional Duties

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for the general public, external clients, SC Performing Arts Advisory Board, and SC Performing Arts staff
  • Create and present the Performing Arts Office with a professional image and maintain professional decorum
  • Assemble and administer Performing Arts Division Calendar
  • Provide clerical and logistic support for recruitment and activity grant processes
  • Supervise Performing Arts Division budget and provide monthly reports to faculty members
  • Oversee Divisional Websites and Facebook Pages – maintenance of calendar, materials and news
  • Manage Cole Family Summer Music Festival correspondence and promotional materials
  • Manage Box Office – help facilitate work study students and volunteer pool
  • Assist with scheduling and preparing advisory board meetings
  • Attend Division and department meetings to record minutes when needed
  • Attend Division meetings and record minutes when needed
  • Possess and maintain advanced proficiency with software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Social Networking and specialized campus software (eg. Self-Service, mbsDirect, campus Music and Theatre Portals, Power Campus) and willingness to learn new office technology software.
  • Schedule, train, and supervise work study students and divisional volunteer organizations
  • Manage Facilities Access (key distribution)
  • Manage KSHSAA Piano Festivals
  • Complete and monitor Work Orders with Plant Operations
  • Submit Course Book Orders
  • Insure that mail is picked up, and receive packages for all in the division.
  • Supervise equipment and instrument check-out process
  • Order materials and support supplies requested by faculty, obtaining appropriate approvals
  • Manage NASM reports and information
  • Other duties as assigned by Division Chair

External Duties

  • Membership on College Calendar Committee to schedule classrooms in Darbeth and auditoriums for events
  • Be in charge of the Darbeth photocopier; order paper and toner when needed, contact Business Office if maintenance is needed

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to 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.

Transfer Admissions Counselor

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the role of the transfer admissions counselor is to locate, identify, and recruit prospective transfer students and their families for the purpose of enrollment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Outreach and Recruitment to include:

  • Recruit all potential incoming transfer students and meet the established recruitment goals.
  • Respond quickly and effectively via email, phone calls, text messages, social media, and other communication methods to connect with prospective students.
  • Develop relationships with prospective students while serving as a personal point of contact through the entire admissions process including: application, transcript, scholarship, and financial aid.
  • Work in tandem with the faculty, staff, coaches, and administration to maximize recruitment efforts.
  • Embrace all recruitment programs devoted to organizing and holding student data for the purposes of interdepartmental communication and strategic recruitment.
  • Participate in all on-campus recruiting and scholarship events.

Travel to include:

  • Work with the Director of Admission and the Vice President for Enrollment Management to determine travel plans for recruitment.
  • Represent Southwestern College at College Fairs, College Visits, Special Events, and other external recruitment based efforts. 

Requirements for the position:

  • Must have a four year degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Display a professional attitude and presence in all aspects of the job.
  • Experience working in Web, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Social Media platforms, and be skilled in managing basic office tasks.
  • This position will require weekend, evening, and travel commitments.  

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to 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 Volleyball Coach

The Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach reports directly to the Head Volleyball Coach and is responsible for assisting in the planning, directing, and evaluating all aspects and facets of a successful volleyball program. Duties include: recruitment of skilled and academically qualified student -athletes and monitoring academic progress and eligibility. Assist in the planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating practices sessions along with development, implementation, driving players to and from competition, creating an effective off-season, and in season weight training program. Serve as leader, mentor, and role-model to student - athletes. Assist head coach in the preparation of team schedule, fundraising initiatives, team travel and other administrative processes/procedures as assigned by the Head Coach.  Ensure compliance with all necessary policies, procedures, and regulations.

Minimum of two (2) years coaching experience and/or playing experience in intercollegiate volleyball. Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Must be highly motivated, an energetic self-starter, have sound judgment, and decision-making ability along with attention to detail.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to: Carolina Garbato, Head Volleyball Coach, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E-mail:  Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of Friday, February 9, 2018.  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an AA/EOE employer.

Assistant Track & Field Coach

Southwestern College (member of the KCAC and NAIA), located in Winfield, KS seeks a full time assistant coach for our highly-successful Track & Field program. This position will assist the head coach with various aspects of program administration and work specifically with the Field Events (throws, jumps and vault) and Multi’s.  The assistant coach will be responsible for all facets of the development, training and recruitment of Field Event and Multi-Event athletes for both the men’s and women’s programs.  A strong, well-rounded knowledge of all Field Events and previous coaching / recruiting experience at the collegiate level is preferred.

Candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills, be highly-motivated and attentive to details, have the ability to lead and work independently as well as within a team environment, and the ability to provide effective leadership to student athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance.

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


FIlled/Closed Administrator & Staff Positions

  • Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
  • Athletic Training Graduate Assistant
  • Head Women’s Wrestling Coach
  • Graduate Assistant Men’s & Women’s Soccer Goalkeeping Coach
  • First Year Advisor
  • Administrative Assistant for ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Institutional Advancement
  • Graduate Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach
  • Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
  • SC Athletic Department & Sports Information Graduate Assistant
  • Financial Aid Counselor – Professional Studies, Wichita
  • Registrar


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