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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

Department Secretary – Upward Bound Trio Programs (Part-time)

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Status: Part-time, hourly non-exempt

Department: Upward Bound

Reports To: Director of Upward Bound Trio Programs

Pay Range: $11.50 - $12.50

Closing Date: November 12, 2018

Job Summary:

The Program Secretary is responsible for assisting the Academic Coordinator and Program Director with day to day operations and data support for the Upward Bound Program.

Position Duties:

  • Prepare correspondence from staff.
  • Assure proper admission documents and other correspondence documents are maintained in participant’s files.
  • Assist Program Director with data collection.
  • Provide program information to those who inquire by phone or in the program office.
  • Process reports and related information about the program.
  • Maintain computerized tracking system.
  • Create on-line monthly newsletter of Upward Bound participants, parents,
  • Report directly to the program director.
  • Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
  • 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 Upward Bound Trio Programs by performing other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficient at typing and word processing.
  • Strong English language skills.
  • Demonstrated competency in filing and data collection.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to relate well to high school students.
  • Knowledge and skills in basic computer applications.
  • Background similar to that of participants preferred.
  • Familiar with web-based application.
  • 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

 

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of six months of clerical experience is required.
  • Experience in an educational setting preferred.
  • Must exhibit training, sensitivity and commitment to the needs of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 
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.

 

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) 

 

 

Financial Aid Service Specialist

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Department: Financial Aid

Position Reports To: Director of Financial Aid

Closes: October 3, 2018

Job Summary:

The Financial Aid Service Specialist will perform assigned duties to assist students with the navigation of the financial aid process, receive all financial aid calls and assist in improving financial aid processes.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide guidance to students through all stages of the financial aid process using the PowerFAID and EX systems.
  • Answer and process all financial aid calls.
  • Maintain knowledge of billing and student accounts.
  • Assist admissions staff and students with financial aid counseling, as needed.
  • Manage and respond to financial aid e-mails.
  • Mitigate financial aid problems for student.
  • Continuously seek ways to improve the financial aid process for students.
  • Maintain knowledge of all Cowley college programs and resources.
  • Manage and maintain accurate academic records and information in the Jenzabar and PowerFAID systems.
  • Determine student eligibility for federal and non-federal aid.
  • Evaluate file status and authorize use of financial aid for charging of textbooks.
  • Provide counseling to students regarding financial aid opportunities and responsibilities, both federal and institutional, and the status of their individual file.
  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of all title IV Federal Financial aid programs and compliance regulations for those programs administered at Cowley College.
  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of institutional scholarship opportunities and requirements.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to students and other stakeholders.
  • Provides counseling at high school FAFSA completion nights.
  • Comply with all Department of Education regulations and procedures.
  • 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 Financial Aid Director, Enrollment Management, and Admissions team as needed.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional knowledge of community college and other postsecondary institutions.
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • 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.
  • Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Understanding of and commitment to AQIP.

 

Required Education Background:

  • Associate’s Degree. Bachelor’s degree, preferred.

 

Required Experience:

  • Customer service.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office programs.

 
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) 

 

 

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) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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