Employment Opportunities

Open Staff Positions

Tracy CircleTracy Circle

Visual and Performing Arts Administrative Assistant
Cowley College

 

"Cowley isn’t a place where you simply go to school or work; it’s a place you become a part of – a place you call home. I love the welcoming, happy ambiance of Cowley."

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

Health Services Coordinator

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Department: Student Affairs

Position Reports To: Executive Director of Student Affairs

Status: Full-time, 10-month position

Closes: September 4, 2018

Job Summary:

The Health Services Coordinator ensures health services are provided to meet the needs of the students and the College.

Position Duties:

  • Manage all walk-in health care services during regular working hours when school is in session.
  • Triage student health needs, refer to medical care, counseling services and/or community resources as needed.
  • Coordinate with Residence Life staff to help care for ill resident students.
  • Provide treatment of minor injuries and minor illness according to standing orders given by consultant physician.
  • Maintain compliance with college policies and procedures relative to student immunization records.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of health regulations set forth by federal, state, and local laws and assure the College follows all statutes in administering the College’s health care program.
  • Comply with confidentiality requirements as set by HIPAA, FERPA, federal, state and local regulations.
  • Coordinate and serve as liaison for local, county, state and federal officials to comply with requirements and maximize effective response to a health crisis.
  • Coordinate opportunities for special health services on-campus (ex. Regular flu shots, etc.).
  • Provide a current selection of health related literature, films, and resource personnel for students, instructors, and staff.
  • Maintain the health services office, including supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain appropriate files on all students and staff who utilize the health center. 
  • Provide employee/student health related training, as necessary.
  • Monitor student health budget.
  • Serve as Coordinator of CAAT (Cowley Activities Awareness Team)
    • Evaluate CAAT scholarship criteria
    • Assist in choosing recipients
    • Schedule CAAT student office
    • Manage CAAT activities
  • Maintain Physician’s Assistant (contract position) schedule, equipment, supplies and contract.
  • Serve as liaison with community health and social agencies.  Maintain a resource list of other health providers.
  • Supervise work study students in Health Services Office
  • When necessary, provide students transportation to medical appointments off campus.
  • Actively serve on, and engage with appropriate committees, including; Wellness Committee, Site Safety Committee, Drug and Alcohol Task Force and Crisis Management Team.
  • 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 Executive Director of Student Affairs by performing other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge in all phases of the immediate health care field.
  • Knowledge of current standards of college health service practice and available resources in the field.
  • Ability to clearly communicate medical recommendations to students, faculty and staff.
  • Be a good listener and treats others with a caring, compassionate and empathetic manner.
  • Must be able to build a strong rapport with medical and social service professionals in the College’s service area.
  • Must possess accurate record keeping skills.
  • Ability to be creative in the planning and development of a student (peer) awareness program.
  • 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:

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN)Certification preferred; LPN acceptable.
  • Associates degree.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Maintain First Aid/CPR certification.
  • CPR Instructor Training.

 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 1 years’ nursing experience required; 3 years preferred.
  • Experience in a College Health setting, preferred.
  • Valid Driver License. 

 

Supervisory Requirements: None. 

 
Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around campus and other locations; ability to follow safety and security practices; ability to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach, and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.

 

Work Environment:
Duties are performed in a community college student health center. Must walk or drive to respond to campus emergencies, as needed.  Subject to exposure to body fluids and communicable diseases while treating patience.  Must travel to other campus locations to attend meetings or conduct other work.  Occasionally must travel to other locations such as the Health Department or other community agencies.

 

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 https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html) 

 

 

Alumni Relations and Golden Tigers Coordinator

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Department: Institutional Advancement

Position Reports To: VP of Institutional Advancement

Status: Full-time/Salaried/Exempt (10 months of the year)

Job Summary:

The Alumni Relations and Golden Tigers Coordinator will be responsible for managing both alumni relations as well as overseeing the Golden Tigers enrichment program. Duties will include developing, implementing and managing strategic, comprehensive and innovative alumni relations programs that engages and involves our college alumni in meaningful ways. This includes developing alumni contact strategies, outreach opportunities, and the strategic planning and implementation of special events and projects. In addition, this position is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational opportunities for senior adults through the Golden Tigers program to enrich their lives socially, spiritually, artistically, and physically through the year.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating senior adult educational opportunities.
  • Recognizes the needs and interests of older citizens and offers activities to reach individuals in the Cowley County and surrounding communities.
  • Recruits individuals to serve on the Golden Tigers Advisory Board and coordinates meetings and correspondence with the Advisory Board.
  • Recruits instructors to provide program offerings.
  • Serves as the primary contact for participants in the Golden Tigers Program and maintains regular office hours as directed by supervisor.
  • Develops, implements, and manages strategic, comprehensive and innovative alumni relations and outreach programs that respond to the mission of the College and the needs of the alumni constituency. 
  • Develops alumni programs and events to effectively identify and engage alumni; manages communications to cultivate and engage alumni in supporting resource development and fundraising efforts.
  • Ensures accurate and complete alumni database records, captures contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence and website.
  • Works internally with the Foundation Coordinator, various college departments, external organizations and companies to identify, promote, and solicit alumni support and awareness.
  • Establishes and builds relationships with a wide range of alumni (locally, regionally, nationally and internationally); maintains regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, social media, alumni web pages, and print publications.
  • Works well with people as individuals, groups, and co-workers to accomplish individual and group goals as evidenced by College and community activities.
  • Exhibits enthusiasm and professionalism for the job and participates in professional development activities.  
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. 

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills are required.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate alumni events and Golden Tiger offerings, effectively using resources for the accomplishment of long-term and short-term goals of Institutional Advancement.
  • Strong understanding of generational communication styles.
  • Ability to use and understand technology, including social media (preferred but not required) and have strong computer skills. 

 

Required Education Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a background in Education, Communications, or Public Relations preferred.

 

Required Experience:

  • 2 -3 years’ work experience in one or more of the following areas at the college level are preferred:  program development, teaching, alumni relations, continuing educations, and/or event planning 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well with senior adults and other professionals to plan and develop programs.
  • Ability to develop and coordinate programs and activities to meet the needs and interests of senior adults.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for general correspondence, promotional brochures, newsletters, and social media. 
  • Ability to recruit and train volunteers and instructors for senior programs.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.  

 

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.

 

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 https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html) 

 

 

Staff Accountant

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Department: Finance and Administration

Position Reports To: Director of Accounting

Status: Full Time

Start Date: September 18, 2018

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant will perform general accounting duties and functions including construction accounting, and assist the Director of Accounting with financial analyses, and preparation of budget and annual financial audit schedules.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and analyze information from the general ledger for financial reporting.
  • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts.
  • Daily reconciliation of bank account transactions.
  • Prepare and record electronic payments.
  • Assist in monitoring budget versus actuals; process budget adjustments.
  • Review and post monthly payroll entries.
  • Assist in preparation of annual audit support request.
  • Develop, implement and document accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes.
  • Provide feedback to other departments regarding general ledger and budget information.
  • Prepare reports, computer presentations and correspondence, as requested.
  • 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 Accounting by performing other duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel.
  • 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 oral.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.

 

Required Education Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

 

Preferred Experience:

  • At least three year’s practical experience in accounting.

 

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.

 

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 https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html) 

 

 

Public Safety Officer

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Department: Campus Security & Public Safety

Position Reports To: Director of Campus Security and Public Safety

Status: Full Time

Shift: Evening Shift: Tuesday – Friday: Midnight to 7:00 am; Sunday 7:00 pm – 7:00 am.

Job Summary:

Cowley College Public Safety Officer promotes lawful behavior and protects the welfare of students, faculty, staff, and visitors as a uniformed public safety presence on campus. This position performs foot and vehicle patrols and surveillance monitoring at Cowley College campuses, centers, and events/activities to monitor human behavior, buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order, and enforce regulations. Additionally, this position is responsible for the physical safety of all campus buildings, and parking facilities, which includes patrolling and using surveillance systems to report suspicious behavior; and locking and unlocking doors. In emergency situation, the Public Safety Officer is responsible for responding to the situation to provide first aid (if needed), and notifying additional law enforcement and/or emergency personnel, as deemed necessary. Other duties include monitoring and responding to alarm systems, and serving as crowd control at special events and activities hosted by the college.

Position Duties:

  • Guard the security of the students, faculty, staff and campus visitors who are present in the school or College campus and the off-campus areas.
  • Patrol all College assigned areas on foot, in assigned motor vehicle, or other specialized vehicle to ensure personal, building, and equipment security.
  • Examine doors, windows, and gates to ensure security; use College keys to open and close buildings; monitor closed building for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities.
  • Comply and enforce all college policies and procedures, as well as Federal, State, County and City laws and regulations including OSHA, CLERY, and VAWA, and others.
  • Provide escort services for visitors, students, staff, and faculty, as necessary.
  • Provide other public assistance, such as lockout services, motor vehicle jump-starts, and routine information.
  • Watch for and report irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; and contact emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel, as required.
  • Be on alert for the presence of unauthorized persons and/or security code violators; approach suspicious persons and/or notify police, as appropriate.
  • Send emergency communication announcements and instructions via intercom, text, email, etc.
  • Document violations of college policy and other events by producing effectively written incident reports.
  • Report, document, and investigate incidents, i.e. auto accidents, personal injuries, theft, and miscellaneous reports.
  • Submit daily report s for review and approval.
  • Accept and record recovered lost or found property.
  • Provide information and direction to visitors, students, and staff.
  • Maintain a helpful and caring attitude while interacting with students, public, and staff.
  • Know disaster/emergency procedures and implement as necessary.
  • Maintain confidentiality on all records, reports, and incidents that are investigated by the security department, as well as any other record and/or information that is accessible to the security department.
  • Assist with parking control and monitoring of large groups, special events, and athletic events.
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned, and assist the Director of Security and Public Safety.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

 

Human Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation; possess attitude of genuinely caring for well-being of others; excellent human relations skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and diverse populations
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently.
  •  Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Good communications skills, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous responsibilities, often times in stressful situations
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline and pressures
  • Ability to handle conflicts in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.
  • Flexibility to cover weekends, nights and holidays when necessary.

 

Physical Skills:

  • Ability to successfully conduct security patrols without direct supervision.
  • Ability to complete routine paperwork.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to safely operate a Taser.
  • Working knowledge of department radio, telephone, computer functions and abilities.

 

Other Skills and Knowledge:

  • Understanding of and commitment to Academic Quality Improvement Program.
  • Knowledge of public security codes, policies, and regulations.

 

Required Education/Training Background:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or related degree, preferred.
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid certification or must be able to obtain and maintain such certifications.
  • Taser Certification or must be able to obtain and maintain a Taser Certification.

 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of security and/or public safety experience.  Part-time experience will be counted as half of full-time experience; for example, two (2) years of part-time experience will equal one (1) year of full-time 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 have current MMPI Psychological Evaluation (within most recent 24 months).

 

Other Special Requirements:
This position is in a 24/7 environment. Ability to work flexible hours including rotating shifts will be required. Employees will be expected to work holidays, nights and/or weekends to meet staffing requirements. Employees may be required to work hours outside normally scheduled hours when it is determined to best meet the needs of the College.  

Supervisory Requirements: None.

 

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and centers; ability to lift a minimum of 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 extended periods of time.

 

Work Environment:
Work performed in an office environment, in a motor vehicle, outside in a variety of environmental situations. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

 

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 https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html) 

 

 

SQL Server Administrator

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Department: Information Technology

Position Reports To: VP Information Technology

Status: Full Time/Salary Exempt

Job Summary:

The SQL Server Administrator will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server systems, and ensure availability and consistent performance of all SQL systems. This is a “hands-on” position requiring strong technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the SQL Server infrastructure, ensuring security, health and performance of the systems. Core duties will be administration of the Jenzabar EX student information system, including upgrades and customer support. Must be capable of working independently, as part of a technical team and in consultation with customers.

The person in this role must have the ability to maintain and improve existing databases, and develop and create new database systems while working to optimize data flow between different database systems and across the organization. You will work with a wide variety of users to understand current functional business processes and suggest and implement reports, queries, and new systems to improve and enhance those processes. You will also coordinate with our existing software vendors to ensure uptime and performance across our systems.

Responsibilities

  • Manage SQL Server and associated databases from installation to mission-critical production systems.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Apply industry standard techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.
  • Work with Module Managers to identify system needs and to ensure operational needs are being met.
  • Serve as a liaison between Module Managers and Jenzabar for problem solving and resolution.
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution when necessary.
  • Automate and improve regular processes, then track issues and document changes
  • Develop complex queries and create reports.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share expertise by providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other team members.
  • On-call troubleshooting and support for SQL Server maintenance and other network-related service outages
  • Monitor, maintain and enhance existing database systems and applications
  • Perform regular database maintenance.
  • Ensure integrity, availability, security and performance of existing database systems.
  • Ensure fast query responses and improved user experience.
  • Monitor database performance, evaluating and resolving processing and programming problems or work with vendors to do the same.
  • Develop and run data views, reports and queries based on user and departmental needs.
  • Identify database systems and application requirements by consulting with end users, analyzing existing applications, reports, programming and operations.
  • Develop understanding of data use and flow throughout the organization.
  • Help coordinate interfaces and integrations between database systems and applications.
  • Evaluate existing database systems and designs and implements proposed database systems.
  • Work with application vendors to ensure best practices for their products are followed and to improve applications and performance.
  • Create documentation of existing databases and integrations including data standards, definitions, and procedures.
  • Serve as the escalation point for IT support team with user issues in functional areas.

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience with database administration
  • Must have extensive experience in Microsoft SQL server administration
  • Familiarity with data manipulation languages and principles of database design
  • Ability to write queries and reports in MS SQL and InfoMaker
  • Ability to create documentation independently
  • Proven skills and experience with database performance tuning
  • Adept at database process improvement and problem solving
  • Ability to present technical information to nontechnical users
  • Ability to listen to nontechnical users and understand and analyze business processes and reports
  • Customer service oriented with a problem solving attitude
  • Highly motivated, a self-starter, creative, able to work independently and as part of a team, possess a strong attention to detail and have a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and assistance

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Business or related field required
  • Experience with Jenzabar EX is preferred

 

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 primarily in an office environment.

 

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

 

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 https://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.

 

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 https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

« back