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Brandi Herman, Admissions RepresentativeBrandi Herman

Admissions Representative
Cowley College

 

"Every day I have the privilege of welcoming students to the Cowley College family. I enjoy working with students and being part of their transformative collegiate experience."

How To Apply

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

Department Secretary-Student Support Services TRIO Program

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Job Status: Full-time/Hourly/Non-exempt

Closing date: Position will remain open until filled

 

Job Summary:

The Department Secretary-Student Support Services TRIO Program position is responsible for performing administrative and clerical support functions in the program office. In addition, the position maintains accurate information that will assist in producing the annual performance report.

 

Position Duties:

  • Prepare letters, memorandums, grants, manuals, and other correspondence for the program.
  • Maintain files on all program participants.
  • Provide program information to those inquiring by phone or in the program office.
  • Assist in the preparation of projects and workshops.
  • Operate the computerized tracking system, inputting detailed and accurate information to be used for the annual performance report.
  • Keep minutes and other documentation required for project administration.
  • Order supplies and materials for the program, place work orders, process invoices, maintain inventory of materials and supplies for the office.
  • Manage the IMPACT program social media web pages.
  • Assist IMPACT students in the computer lab.
  • Answer telephone and greet visitors.
  • Maintain correspondence files for the program.
  • Schedule and coordinate appointments, workshops, and travel plans.
  • Assist with the gathering, verifying, and inputting of information pertaining to grant proposals, budgets, and reports.
  • Assist with recruiting and retention efforts of the program.
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures
  • Assist the Director of IMPACT Programs by performing other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Typing and Word Processing competency (minimum of 50 words per minute).
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures and methods.
  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel, Internet, e-mail.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.
  • Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Good communications skills, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.
  • Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and diverse populations.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Academic Quality Improvement Program.

 

Required Education Background:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate’s Degree, preferred.

 

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability in the use of software programs including, word processing, database and spreadsheet applications. Must have knowledge of internet-based search engines.
  • Minimum of 2 years of office experience with emphasis on secretarial responsibilities and office procedures.
  • Preference given to individuals who have succeeded in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the project’s target population.
  • Must have a current, valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

 
Supervisory Requirements: None.

 

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and outreach centers; ability to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for long periods of time. 

 

Work Environment:
Work performed in an office environment, class room, and around campus.  Will attend and lead activities away from campus at community locations.  Must be able to safely drive College vehicles with passengers.

 

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category. (Notice of Non-Discrimination found at http://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html) 

 

 

Advisor/Retention Coordinator

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Job Status: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Department: Enrollment Services

Position Reports To: Executive Director of Enrollment

Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday 8AM - 6PM, Friday 8AM - 4:30PM, or as assigned by the supervisor

 

Purpose:

Academic advising at Cowley Community College involves assessing student needs, goals, interests and prior academic experiences in order to guide students in the design and implementation of a successful academic plan. Advisors collaborate with faculty members to address the academic advising needs of individuals or groups of students. Advisors are also responsible for understanding and interpreting the College’s policies and academic options of all degree and certificate programs to help facilitate the student’s academic success. Advisors utilize intrusive advising approaches by listening and responding to student interests and preferences as they develop their goals and facilitates referrals for students who are in need of academic or student support services such as study skills, tutoring, financial aid, etc. Assists students with the development of career planning resources. Support overall campus programs such as orientation, transfer and other related campus events. Duties may include evening, occasional Saturdays, and work at various off-campus locations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
These percentages are a representative sample not to
include peak registration periods.


30% 1. Coordinate the advisement and documentation of student interactions (in all media) concerning degree and career requirements, course selection, academic status, and class expectations in support of student goals and academic program requirements.
30% 2. Champion academic advising to new students, returning students, individually or in groups, about College policies, programs of study, and degree options. Provide students with information about alternatives and possible consequences of academic decisions.
5% 3. Lead in the development of a College-wide advising culture with academic and student service departments to ensure accurate program advising information is communicated to students.
5% 4. Coordinate recruitment and retention functions by communicating with potential students and referring students to available student support services, such as personal and career counseling, study skills, tutoring, financial aid, etc.
5% 5. Develop career awareness, planning and decision making skills for the student body.
5% 6. Establish and maintain relationships with assigned Department Chair/Program Directors to understand and clarify departmental expectations.
5% 7. Assist Admissions Reps/Recruiters with special projects and events.  
5% 8. Develop and participate in programming initiatives such as Orientation and various other outreach programs to students.
5% 9. Coordinate advisor training and professional development and assist in special projects as needed.
5% 10. Complete other advising duties as requested such as: track retention, authorize add/drops, and conduct degree audits. Keep advising statistics, work schedule and other reporting documents up-to-date.


KNOWLEDGE:
Technical, specialized, disciplinary, industry-specific and/or operational knowledge or understanding required in your job.


Understanding of and experience with:
• Working knowledge of degree audit and student information systems for reviewing student records, registration and academic issues.
• Ability to read and interpret curricular guides, catalog, and general working knowledge of college policies and procedures.
• Expert knowledge of an academic discipline and/or transfer program as required.
• Strong understanding of intrusive advising approaches.
• Knowledge of transfer guidelines and options to four- year institutions.
• Ability to refer students to appropriate offices on campus and to four-year institutions.

 

COMMUNICATION/INFLUENCE:
Requirements for listening, verbal communication and/or written communication with others, and/or for educating, training, persuading, serving and/or otherwise influencing “customers”.


• Skills in active listening and questioning.
• Ability to articulate effectively in oral and written form.
• Ability to provide advising services in a variety of modes (i.e. electronic, group advising, telephone, individual).
• Ability to teach students how to access and support their own educational experience.
• Commitment to student/customer centered service and support.
• Ability to work with diverse student populations.
• Ability to organize time and workload.
• Must be able to be multi-task.

 

OTHER:
Other applicable skills and abilities specifically required for this position.


· Develop and implement an early alert system by working with the faculty to provide timely feedback to students about their academic progress, to identify students whose behaviors indicate a lack of academic success strategies, and to refer to students for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, counseling, and/or career guidance.
· Stay current with trends and best practices regarding student retention, develop retention strategies for the college, and work closely with faculty, student /outreach services staff, and other Cowley staff in implementing, evaluating, and improving retention strategies.
· Develop and implement retention programs by following up on existing initiatives and identifying new outreach opportunities.
· Review student records for retention issues; follow up on progress through personal contact and correspondence.
· Coach students through administrative barriers that are preventing them from progressing towards their degree.
· Coordinate and documents conferences or referrals to appropriate offices, such as Student Financial Services (financial aid and payment), and Registrar.
· Document and track student issues; prepare periodic reports on service issues.
· Implement college Satisfactory Academic Progress reporting.
· Counsel academically dismissed students on reinstatement process.
· Assist Executive Director of Enrollment Management with the planning and delivery of orientation.
· Conduct special topics workshops (e.g., academic progress, Faculty in services, Retention module workshops & On Course training).

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree required in counseling/guidance, education, psychology, sociology, or closely related field, Master’s preferred
• Minimum 2 years related experience working with college students or young adults in an academic or career services capacity.
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written are required; bilingual person preferred.
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills are required.
• The ability to maintain and foster strong relationships with state agencies and local educational institutions is required.
• Ability to coordinate responsibilities with those of other college and enrollment management professionals is required.
• Working knowledge of a student information system and/or knowledge of microcomputer/software applications is a must.
• Must be available for regular evening hours and occasional weekend assignments.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to sit or stand for extend periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and outreach centers; ability to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to bend stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for long periods of time.  

 

WORK ENVIROMENT:
Cowley College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Cowley College is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law.

 

 

Non-Destructive Testing Lead Instructor

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

FLSA Status: Exempt

Division: Academic Affairs

Position Reports To: Associate Vice President of Business and Industry Advancement

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Job Summary:

The Non-Destructive Testing Instructor is a full-time, 12 month position for Cowley College’s CTE program. This position is responsible for effectively managing the NDT program and successfully teaching students within the program.

 

Position Duties:

  • Teach state approved courses in non-destructive technology.
  • Instruct students in competency-based program curriculum using current instructional strategies appropriate to the subject matter to assure highest quality classroom instruction.
  • Effectively manage the classroom to create an optimal learning environment, maintaining an appropriate balance of classroom discipline.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of student attendance, academic progress and grades as required by College policy and certification/regulatory agencies.
  • Recruit students for the NDT program.
  • Serve as the lead instructor for NDT program full-time and adjunct faculty members.
  • Develop relationships with business community and industry partners.
  • Creation of curriculum, instructional materials and oversight of non-destructive lab and equipment.
  • Serve as the advisor for department students.
  • Responsible for the NDT operations for which assigned.
  • Keep posted office hours and serve on college and relevant industry committees.
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures
  • Assist the A.V.P. of Business and Industry Advancement by performing other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of and experience in the appropriate subject matter.
  • Capable of developing, qualifying, and approving procedures, establishing and approving techniques, interpreting codes, standards, specifications, and procedures; and designating the particular NDT methods, techniques, and procedures to be used.
  • Capable of interpreting and evaluating results in terms of existing codes, standards, and specifications.
  • General knowledge with other appropriate NDT methods, as demonstrated by an American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level II Basic examination or other means. 
  • Capable of training and examining NDT Level I and II personnel for certification in related NDT methods.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.
  • Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Good communications skills, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.
  • Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and diverse populations.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).

 

Required Education Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Successful completion of classroom training for Radiographic Testing (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Eddy Current Testing (ET), Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), and Magnetic Particle Testing (MT).
  • Level II certification in RT or UT.  Level III, preferred.

 

Required Experience:

  • Have sufficient practical experience in applicable materials, fabrication, and product technology to establish techniques and to assist in establishing acceptance criteria when none are otherwise available.
  • Industry experience, preferred.

 

Supervisory Requirements: Indirectly lead all program faculty and adjunct faculty.

 

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and outreach centers; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for long periods of time. 

 

Work Environment:
Work performed in a classroom, laboratory and office environment.

 

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category. (Notice of Non-Discrimination found at http://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html)

 

 

Public Safety Officer-Reserve — Part-Time Opportunity

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Cowley College is seeking a reserve Public Safety Officer.  Reserves are needed to ‘fill in’ during required shifts.  This is a part-time position. 

 

The Public Safety Officer promotes lawful behavior and protects the welfare of students, faculty, staff, and visitors as a uniformed presence on campus.  This position performs foot and vehicle patrols of the College campus and outreach centers to monitor behavior, secure buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order during events and enforce regulations.  In addition, this position monitors the physical safety of campus and center buildings by locking and unlocking doors, patrolling and monitoring using surveillance systems, and reporting suspicious behavior.  During emergency situations, the officer responds to the scene, provides first aid, and alerts additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate. Other duties may include monitoring alarm systems and responding to alerts and serving as crowd control at special events.

 

Required Education/Training Background:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related degree, preferred.
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid certification.
  • Taser Certification.

 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of security and/or public safety experience.  Law enforcement certification, preferred.
  • Current valid driver’s license with favorable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must be able to complete MMPI Psychological Evaluation on file (within most recent 24 months).

 

Schedule

  • Reserve position requires flexible schedule
  • Day and evening work hours
  • Weekend shifts

 

This position will remain open until filled. EOE

 

To apply for this opportunity: 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. This position will remain open until filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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