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Employment Opportunities at Cowley CollegeEmployee Handbook

 

We are accepting applications for the positions listed below.


If you are interested in applying for a position at Cowley College, submit a complete application packet to:

Cowley College
Attn: Human Resources
125 South Second St.
P.O. Box 1147

Arkansas City, KS 67005
Or email to: employment@cowley.edu

 

Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC Form - Non-discrimination notice

 

 

Updated: April 27, 2016

 

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Administrative Positions

To apply for an administration position: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice


Location: Arkansas City Main Campus
VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Cowley College, a community college in Arkansas City, Kansas with more than 4,500 students and 70 major, degree, and certificate programs is seeking a dynamic Vice President of Institutional Advancement to lead our Foundation, Alumni and Development activities. The College was founded in 1922 and offers residential, off-campus, and online programs. Our students routinely rank nationally in student achievement, student completion and athletic programs. The Vice President of Institutional Advancement, acting under the direction of the President, serves a key role in continuing the College’s success.
The Vice President of Institutional Advancement will initiate, establish, and manage effective relationships with alumni, prospects, and major donors.  The Vice President will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to identify, engage, cultivate, and solicit individuals who will provide significant personal financial support for Cowley College.  Lastly, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement will be responsible for facilitating public relations, alumni relations, institutional research, scholarships, marketing, website management, and communications within the college and work closely with internal and external stakeholders of the college.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and supervise Foundation, Alumni and Development activities.  Duties include identifying key alumni and prospects and establish face-to-face contacts with them.    
  • Provide leadership, goal setting, and direction to institutional research, marketing, website management, public relations and scholarship department activities and fiscal operations.
  • Establish a budget and fundraising goals for the Cowley College Foundation.
  • Facilitate the planning and development for all major grants and grants by organizing meetings, networking, and collaborating with all partners.
  • Coordinate and implement fund-raising activities with the Foundation Coordinator.
  • Plan and conduct major giving, planned giving, and annual giving activities for the year.
  • Plan, implement, and supervise Advancement activities that are coordinated with the Foundation.
  • Provide leadership in researching available grants from local, state, federal, and foundations and corporations and other private sources.
  • Serve effectively as a colleague and advisor to the college’s leadership team.
  • Work collaboratively with and provide support to other departments in the college such as athletics, enrollment management, academics, finance, student affairs, and information technology. 
  • Serve on the President’s Administrative Council and other councils as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree.  Doctoral Degree, preferred
  • Strong leadership experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong computer and technology skills
  • Deep commitment to the college, its mission, core values, and the communities the college serves
  • High integrity and authenticity
  • Highly innovative and creative
  • Genuinely benevolent
  • Management experience
  • Experience in fundraising for major projects
  • Experience working with alumni and donors
  • Experience managing fund-raising projects in a community college setting, preferred
  • Experience working with Boards, submitting Board reports, and providing expertise and direction, preferred

To Apply
Submit a complete application packet, including:

  • A Letter of application.
  • A current résumé summarizing educational and administrative background and experience.
  • Verification of academic credentials
  • Academic Application (found at www.cowley.edu/employment)

Submit application packet to:
Human Resources
125 South Second
Arkansas City, KS 67005
employment@cowley.edu

For Full Consideration, submit application packet by May 24, 2016. 

 

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Staff Positions

To apply for a staff position: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice

 

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING

Cowley College is seeking a full-time Director of Accounting. The Director of Accounting is responsible for the operations of the Business Office in all matters of cash control, general accounting, budget, and purchasing. In addition, this position acts as a resource to all office employees relative to accounting matters and procedures.

The following are the key roles the Director of Accounting will serve at the College:

  • Direct and administer all accounting functions of the College, including monthly closing of accounting books.
  • Direct and administer all cash management functions of the College, including oversight of cashiers at various locations.
  • Assist in maintaining and reconciliation inventory of fixed assets of the College, ensuring fixed assets are properly accounted for in the College’s accounting records.
  • Prepare accounting records and schedules for annual financial statement audit.
  • Prepare financial reports for the Board of Trustees, Administration, and state and federal agencies.
  • Drawdown and secure appropriate funds from the U.S. Department of Education for federal and state programs, deposit funds in a timely manner.
  • Ensure monthly closing of the books, including student and endowment from the College Foundation and monthly journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Reconcile all bank accounts monthly; checks written, outstanding checks, and outstanding deposits, including other investments and securities.
  • Supervise Accounts Payable Specialist staff in the administration of payment of bills for all funds and auxiliary enterprises.
  • Advise Accounts Receivable Specialist and other staff in the collection of tuition and fees, and other student financial services activities.
  • Advise Payroll Specialist in the administration of employee’s monthly payroll.
  • Coordinate and reconcile records of Financial Aid, clubs, organizations, and auxiliary services.
  • Maintain files on all aspects of the financial operations of the College.
  • Assist in the development of business office desk procedures.
  • Assist in the coordination and maintenance of accounting and financial ERP/SIS system.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Accounting.
  • Master of Business Administration or equivalent, preferred.
  • Minimum of two year of practical experience in accounting operations and producing financial reports.
  • Experience with accounting and finance applications in ERP systems, (ex. Jenzabar, Banner, or equivalent), preferred.
  • Experience in MicroSoft Word and Excel, or equivalent.

To apply: send a complete application packet, including; cover letter, resume and staff application to Cowley College, Human Resource Department, 125 South Second, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or submit at employment@cowley.edu. Incomplete application packets may not be reviewed. EOE/ADA.   

 

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus
STUDENT LIFE COUNSELOR
Cowley College is seeking a full-time Student Life Counselor for our Arkansas City, Kansas campus.  The Student Life Counselor serves as a facilitator of student success and serves as the primary resource/referral person to deal with a variety of mental health issues for the student population.   This is a 10 month position.

The following are the key roles the Student Life Counselor will serve at the College:

  • Provide services directly to students: Needs assessments, counseling (individual and group), crisis intervention, education, and referral.
  • Mentor employees in developing successful methods to handle students with basic emotional and mental health issues.
  • Establish a rapport with community mental health and medical professionals and provide referrals as needed.
  • Exhibit professional judgment in determining level of need and type of service required.
  • Promote interaction and rapport with students and faculty by actively participating in College functions.
  • Facilitate leadership, training, and support groups in areas of expertise and interest to staff, faculty, and student groups.
  • Maintain client records as required by state statues and by the ethical code of the Student Life Counselor’s profession.
  • Participate in the Cowley College Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
  • Coordinate three Cowley College mental health screening days (National Depression Screening Day, Eating Disorders Screening Day, National Alcohol Screening Day).
  • Maintain Student Life Counselor and Drug and Alcohol Task Force materials on the Cowley College website.

Requirements:

  • Experience in providing professional mental health services.
  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling.
  • Licensure by the State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (preferably at the clinical level) in master’s level psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling. Examples of appropriate licenses include: LMLP, LCP, LMSW, LSCSW, LMFT, LCMFT, LPC, and LCPC.

To apply: send a complete application packet, including; cover letter, resume and staff application to Cowley College, Human Resource Department, 125 South Second, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or submit at employment@cowley.edu. Incomplete application packets may not be reviewed. EOE/ADA. 

 

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF THEATRE

Cowley College is seeking a full-time Technical Director of Theatre.  This position provides technical leadership for Cowley College Theatre productions.  The Technical Director operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theater, including lighting, sound, communications equipment and the overall maintenance of stage facilities.  The successful candidate will facilitate scenic design and set construction for theatre programs and provides instruction in technical theatre courses, including Stagecraft.  In addition, the Technical Director provides technical support and supervision for all events held in the theater at the Robert Brown Center.  This is a 10 month position.  Salary Range: $38,000-$42,000.  For full consideration, apply by May 18.
Below are the main position duties:

  • Ensure adequate technical support for theatre productions, and all other campus uses in the theater, including light sound and costumes, and ensure the proper use and safe operation of the theatre.
  • Maintain theater facilities including lighting equipment, sound equipment and set construction equipment.
  • Responsible for the set-up, operation and maintenance of all theatrical lighting equipment and the theater sound equipment.
  • Responsible for operation and supervision of a single purchase counterweight system.
  • Work closely with the Director for Theatre for all campus productions.
  • Provide instruction for Stagecraft, Advanced Stagecraft, and other courses as appropriate.
  • Responsible for assisting the Director of Theatre with all new student recruitment efforts for the department.  Recruitment actives may include, but not limited to; Kansas Thespians activities, theatre audition events, high school visits and workshops, Cowley College theatre auditions, and viewing high school productions.
  • Facilitate scenic design and set construction for theatre program and other campus and community events.
  • Provide technical support and supervision for all events held at the Theater in the Brown Center.
  • Monitor the condition of equipment, arrange for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints, and perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Responsible for teaching proper safety and operation when using tools and equipment in the scene shop.
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of Theatre Practicum students.
  • Serve as a representative of the College, professionally interfacing with off-campus users of the theater.
  • Develop and manage annual technical theatre budget for the Theater in the Brown Center.

Requirements: Master’s Degree, preferred.  Work experience and knowledge of all areas of Administrative and Technical theatre.  Experience using and teaching others to properly use theatre tools and equipment. Experience teaching at the community college level, preferred.
To apply, send a complete application packet, including; Cover Letter, Resume, Academic Employment Application (found at www.cowley.edu/employment), and copies of all College Transcripts to: Cowley College, Human Resource Department, 125 South Second, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or submit at employment@cowley.edu. Only complete applications will be considered.  EOE/ADA. 

 

Location: Mulvane Center
OFFICE ASSISTANT, PART-TIME

The Office Assistant is responsible for performing several administrative duties for the Mulvane Center and to provide support to students, staff and instructors.  Hours needed: Monday through Thursday, 4:30pm to 10pm.  Friday, 12:00pm to 4:30pm (flexible).  Some Saturdays may be required.  This is a 12 month position.
Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent.  Associate’s Degree, preferred.  One year of customer service Experience. Office Assistant experience, preferred.
To apply:  Send a complete application packet, including; cover letter, resume and staff application to Cowley College, Human Resource Department, 125 South Second, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or submit at employment@cowley.edu.  EOE/ADA

 

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus
SUBSTITUTE-BUS DRIVER
Cowley College is seeking substitute bus drivers to assist driving College athletic teams and organizations to events, games and tournaments during active seasons. Weekend, overnight, day-long, and holiday trips may be needed. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must have a valid CDL license with required endorsements (minimum B, passenger, air brakes), and exemplary driving record. Must pass DOT physical. CPR certification, basic mechanical knowledge and a minimum of one year bus, or comparable vehicle driving experience, preferred.

 

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Full-time Faculty Positions

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus
FACULTY - VOCAL MUSIC

Cowley College is seeking a full-time Faculty- Vocal Music.  This person will be responsible for directing two ensembles, the Concert Choir and the CC Singers.  In addition, this position will serve as the Choral Director for the annual musical theatre production.  The successful candidate will also be expected to recruit for the music department.  Recruiting activities will include, but are not limited to; high school visits, guest conducting, and auditioning prospective students. As a faculty member, this position is required to teach Music Appreciation and applied voice lessons.  For full consideration, applications must be received by May 10.
Requirements: Master’s degree with at least 18 hours of graduate level course work within music content area.  Minimum of three years teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.  Extensive background in choral literature and choral conducting techniques.  Must be well versed in the various styles of jazz and must have background in the vocal approach to the idiom.
To apply, send a complete application packet, including; Cover Letter, Resume, Academic Employment Application (found at www.cowley.edu/employment), and copies of all College Transcripts to: Cowley College, Human Resource Department, 125 South Second, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or submit at employment@cowley.edu.  Incomplete application packets may not be reviewed. EOE/ADA. 

 

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Part-time Faculty Positions

To apply for a part-time faculty position: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and faculty application (PDF Format) to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice

 

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

ADJUNCT ADULT EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

Cowley College is seeking a part-time professional to teach Math and Science to adults seeking a High School Diploma. Class hours for the Spring Semester are Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 12:30pm.  Instructor needed immediately. Future semester contracts available. The Adult Education Instructor is responsible for coordination and facilitation of curriculum that meets basic academic needs and workplace skills. Instructors are also responsible for direct instruction of the basic academic skills to all students enrolled in the program. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field, required.  Master’s Degree, Preferred. Minimum of three years of teaching experience or related experience, required. To apply: Send a complete academic application packet, including; cover letter, resume, academic application, and copies of transcripts to Cowley College, Human Resource Department, 125 South Second, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or submit at employment@cowley.edu. EOE/ADA.

 

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus, Mulvane, Online

Cowley College is seeking adjunct Faculty members to teach Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, and Psychology. Positions available at Mulvane, Arkansas City, and Online.  Requirements: Master’s Degree with at least 18 hours of graduate level coursework within content area.  Experience with Higher Education teaching, online teaching, and an aptitude for the use of educational technology, preferred.   To apply, send a complete application packet, including; Cover Letter, Resume, Academic (Faculty) Employment Application and copies of all College Transcripts to: Cowley College, Human Resource Department, 125 South Second, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or submit at employment@cowley.edu. EOE/ADA. 

 

Location: Winfield and Mulvane
ADJUNCT NURSE AIDE INSTRUCTOR
According to state and federal standards, each course instructor must be a registered nurse with a current Kansas license and have a minimum of two years' licensed nursing experience. At least 1,750 hours must be as a licensed nurse in a setting which demonstrates long-term geriatric nursing care, such as an adult care home or a distinct-part long term care unit or a state institution for the mentally retarded. Additionally, all nurse aide instructors must have completed a course in teaching adults or a professional continuing education offering on supervision or adult education, or shall have experience in teaching adults or supervising nurse aides. To document alternative long-term care setting: “Alternative Practice Setting Experience” form is available upon request.

 

Location: Winfield
ADJUNCT HOME HEALTH AIDE INSTRUCTOR
According to state and federal standards, each instructor of a home health aide course must be a registered nurse with a current Kansas license and have direct work experience in the provision of home health care. In order to qualify as an approved instructor, the state requires that the candidate be a registered nurse with a minimum of two years’ licensed nursing experience. At least 1,750 hours must be as a licensed nurse in home health care services. To document alternative home health care setting: “Alternative Practice Setting Experience” form is available upon request.

 

Location: Winfield and Mulvane
ADJUNCT MEDICATION AIDE INSTRUCTOR
Each instructor must be a registered nurse with a current Kansas license and have two years full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse.


Location: Online
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS FOR: VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING, PERL PROGRAMMING, C# PROGRAMMING, COBOL PROGRAMMING, JAVA PROGRAMMING, C PROGRAMMING, INTRODUCTION TO UNIX, INTRODUCTION TO XML, INTRODUCTION TO VISIO, INTRODUCTION TO SQL, INTRODUCTION TO JAVASCRIPT, INTRODUCTION TO PHP

 

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Full-time Athletic Coach Positions

 

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

HEAD COACH - TENNIS / DORM MANAGER

Cowley County Community College is seeking a full-time Head Coach-Tennis/Dorm Manager to assist in leading our Men’s Tennis program. 
The Head Coach-Tennis/Dorm Manager is a live-in position and is responsible for all aspects of the program, such as recruiting, planning, coaching, scheduling opponents, training team members, managing and directing the Men’s Tennis program. In addition, this position oversees the students in the Dormitory and assists in the development and implementation of all residential and community activities within that dorm building. The Head Coach-Tennis/Dorm Manager is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Cowley College, Jayhawk Athletic Conference and the NJCAA. This is a 12 month position.

Requirement: Bachelor’s degree.  Collegiate and/or professional playing experience.  Advanced knowledge of the tennis.  High school or college level coaching experience, preferred.  CPR and First Aid Certification, preferred.  Commercial Driver’s License, preferred. 

To apply:  Send a complete application packet, including; cover letter, resume and staff application to Cowley College, Human Resource Department, 125 South Second, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or submit at employment@cowley.edu.  Incomplete application packets will not be accepted.  EOE/ADA.

 

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Student Career & Employment

Cowley maintains an Online Job Board to help students find part-time jobs while in college or jobs once they qraduate.

 

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Student Work Study


Student Work Study positions: complete the online application and email it to Josh.Cobble@cowley.edu.

Location: Mulvane

Work study position available.