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Employment Opportunities


William Jewell College is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students, and we seek individuals who are committed to this goal.

Human Resources Office

William Jewell College strives to create and maintain a superior workplace. The Office of Human Resources is responsible for providing the support services and resources necessary to attract, develop and retain highly qualified faculty and staff, and is dedicated to advancing the mission of William Jewell by providing outstanding customer service to all members of the College community. We promote teamwork and employee recognition and encourage a positive working environment that meets organizational and individual needs. Human Resources is responsible for the following functions:

  • Staff recruitment
  • Employment processing
  • Employee recordkeeping
  • Development and implementation of staff policies and procedures
  • Benefits orientation and administration
  • Retirement administration
  • Employee relations
  • Staff recognition and development
  • Administrative support

Equal Employment Opportunity

William Jewell College pursues a nondiscriminatory policy with regard to employment and educational programs, and endeavors to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and with other legislation applicable to private, four-year undergraduate colleges. The College is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, gender, genetic information, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, promotion, terminations, compensation, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. The College complies with federal, state and local equal opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from forms of illegal discrimination and harassment.

Application Process

In addition to completing an application, candidates will be required to submit additional materials. Requirements are included with each job posting.

Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources.

Current Job Openings

Jewell is looking for candidates for these faculty and staff positions.

  • Vice President for Finance and Operations (CFO) and Treasurer

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    About William Jewell College
    Located in Liberty, Missouri, William Jewell College sits at the edge of urban and rural landscapes. In one direction are rolling hills and Midwestern countryside and in another direction sits the Kansas City skyline.  William Jewell, the Critical Thinking College®, is a four-year, HLC-accredited, private college with a long history of cultivating thought leaders and innovators who have pursued meaningful lives throughout the world. Jewell has been called “the campus of achievement” in recognition of student’s prestigious scholarships and fellowships, placement in the country’s finest graduate schools, and contributions to their professions and communities.

    William Jewell College is consistently ranked for value and academics by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Monthly, Money, U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

    For more information, please visit www.jewell.edu.

    Leadership Role
    William Jewell College seeks an experienced, strategic leader to join our leadership team as Vice President for Finance and Operations/Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  This is an opportunity to have impact on the future of the Kansas City Region by advancing the College’s Mission with the aim of strengthening the College’s financial profile and leading the College in adopting strategic growth opportunities. 

    Serving as the Treasurer for the College per its Bylaws—and thus as an Officer of the College—the CFO directs the organization’s financial planning, accounting practices, and its relationship with lending institutions, donors, and the financial community.  The position provides strategic support to Trustees, the President, and the Cabinet as the College continues to strengthen its financial profile and market presence.  The CFO also provides direction, coordination, evaluation, and leadership for all administrative and ancillary functions of the College.  The position also works closely with key constituents to create and enact strategies designed to ensure William Jewell’s long-range sustainability.  The CFO reports directly to the President and serves on the President’s Cabinet.

    Education and Experience:

    • Master’s degree or progress toward a Master’s degree required.  CMA or CPA certificate strongly preferred. 
    • Five or more years of progressively responsible senior-level experience in most or all of the reporting areas required.
    • Knowledge of the higher education landscape preferred.

    Additional information
    This is an exempt, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan plus match after qualifying period, 10 days of vacation per year, 12 sick days and a minimum of 14 paid holidays annually. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: long-term care insurance.

    Application Procedure

    Candidates must submit the following documents via email to jobs@william.jewell.edu:

    • Letter of application
    • Resume
    • William Jewell College application
    • Salary Requirements

    Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:

    William Jewell College
    Office of Human Resources
    500 College Hill Box 1017
    Liberty, MO 64068
    (816) 415-6904

    Availability
    Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled. 

    All final candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.  

    Our Mission: We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought, and act with purpose.

    William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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  • Assistant Baseball Pitching Coach

    FLSA Status: Exempt - Part time 10-month assignment

    The Assistant Baseball Coach is responsible for recruiting, training, and coaching student-athletes participating in the sport with emphasis on total development of the individual pitcher and the pitching staff.  The Assistant Baseball Coach is fully responsible for compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations as well as Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) rules and all College policies and procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Supervise all warm-ups, tubing, arm care, conditioning, long-toss etc.
    • Keep up on all equipment needed for pitchers… tubing, med balls etc.
    • Implementation of daily practice plan during “Team Practice” and “Small Groups or Individuals”. Coordinate all pitching charts and responsible for giving out pitching handouts.
    • Develop and implement of pitching plan and with catchers too. Develop defensive emphasis and PFP.
    • Video analysis of pitchers in bullpens/games and body language between pitches or away from the mound.
    • BP duties and Fungo duties when assigned.
    • Field Maintenance: Learn all field maintenance responsibilities and how to work all equipment.  For example, drag, mow, water, edge, fertilize etc.
    • Responsible for: Game mound, Home & Visitor pen, how to fold, store and put on a tarp correctly. Maintain catch and PFP area
    • Responsible for post-game charts and evaluation forms and implementation of game day preparation for starters and relievers.
    • Coordinate daily injury report of pitching staff with athletic trainer.
    • Main marketer and coordinator for any baseball youth camps or baseball tournaments.
    • Game day responsibilities home/away. Responsible for coordinating all meals (pre-game, during and post-game), home and away.
    • Attend ABCA coaches meetings each year.
    • Community engagement… hospital visit, reading program etc.
    • Other related duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Progressive experience as a coach in the sport; and collegiate experience preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree in physical education or related field is preferred with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in academic programs
    • Familiarity with appropriate athletic governing organization rules and regulations (NCAA, GLVC)
    • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • An understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges in the environment of private higher education
    • Possess a class E driver’s license.

    Working Conditions

    Normal office environment as well as indoor and outdoor athletics facilities. Some travel required. Evening and weekend work required. Physically able to lift 25 pounds and attend practice and competitive sessions indoors and outdoors

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

    Application Procedure

    Candidates must submit the following documents via email to jobs@william.jewell.edu:

    • Letter of application
    • Resume
    • William Jewell College application
    • Salary requirements

    Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:
    William Jewell College
    Office of Human Resources
    500 College Hill Box 1017
    Liberty, MO 64068
    (816) 415-6904

    Availability
    Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled. 

    All final candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.  

    Our Mission: We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought, and act with purpose.

    William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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  • Assistant Softball Pitching Coach

    FLSA Status: Exempt - Part time 10-month assignment

    The Assistant Softball Coach is responsible for recruiting, training, and coaching student-athletes participating in the sport with emphasis on total development of the individual pitcher and the pitching staff.  The Assistant Softball Coach is fully responsible for compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) bylaws as well as Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) rules and all College policies and procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct the sport program in strict accordance with NCAA and GLVC rules and regulations
    • Assist with the organization and administration of practice sessions and off-season conditioning program
    • Attend practices and competitions as assigned by the head coach.
    • Supervise all warm-ups, tubing, arm care, conditioning, long toss, etc.
    • Develop and implement of pitching plan and with catchers too.
    • Video analysis of pitchers in bullpens/games and body language between pitches or away from the mound.
    • Coordinate daily injury report of pitching staff with athletic trainer.
    • Assist with the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in coordination with the Offices of Admission and Financial Aid.
    • Conduct, organize and participate in community service and fund-raising activities in collaboration with the Office of Advancement.
    • Comply with all administrative staff on reports and forms that need to be completed.
    • Assist managing the Softball budget in accordance with institutional purchasing policies.
    • Monitor the travel roster online to assure that it is completed prior to travel.
    • Assist in grooming the playing field, surrounding areas; maintain the softball complex facility and all storage buildings in collaboration with Facilities Management.
    • Other related duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Progressive experience as a coach in the sport; collegiate experience preferred
    • Master’s degree in physical education or related field is preferred with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in academic programs
    • Familiarity with appropriate athletic governing organization rules and regulations (NCAA, GLVC)
    • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • An understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges in the environment of private higher education
    • Have, or be willing to obtain a Missouri Class E driver’s license.

    Working Conditions

    Normal office environment as well as indoor and outdoor athletics facilities. Some travel required. Evening and weekend work required. Physically able to lift 25 pounds and attend practice and competitive sessions indoors and outdoors

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

    Application Procedure

    Candidates must submit the following documents via email to jobs@william.jewell.edu:

    • Letter of application
    • Resume
    • William Jewell College application
    • Salary Requirements

    Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:
    William Jewell College
    Office of Human Resources
    500 College Hill Box 1017
    Liberty, MO 64068
    (816) 415-6904

    Availability
    Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled. 

    All final candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.  

    Our Mission: We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought, and act with purpose.

    William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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  • Assistant Spirit Coordinator

    FLSA Status: Exempt - Part time 10-month assignment

    The Assistant Spirit Coordinator is responsible to assist with the management and administration of all activities related to the Spirit Squad. The Assistant Spirit Coordinator is fully responsible for compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations as well as Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) rules and all College policies and procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assisting and developing a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development. Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of team.
    • Assist and conduct cheer and dance related activities, such as camps, clinics and pre-season try-outs.
    • Model sports-like behavior and maintain appropriate conduct towards cheerleaders, dancers, officials and spectators as well as nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
    • Evaluating talent and recruiting prospective student-athletes.
    • Monitors the use of equipment to ensure safe and proper use.
    • Follows established procedures in the event of injury
    • Coaches and instructs either individually or in groups, regarding the rules of the sport.
    • Observes during events and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.
    • Demonstrated commitment to NCAA and conference rules and regulations.
    • Participating in community service and fund raising activities.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • One to two years’ experience in the following areas: cheerleading and dance coaching and working with students.
    • Certification from the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators preferred
    • Knowledge of cheerleading/dance skills, gymnastics, tumbling, co-ed and all-girl stunting in a collegiate environment.
    • Ability to work effectively to establish and maintain relationships with students, parents, alumni and College staff.
    • Ability to work successfully with diverse campus populations.
    • Organization skills and ability to clearly explain cheer/dance skills to students.
    • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies and techniques of cheerleading/dance.
    • Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively in high stress situations.
    • Familiarity with NCAA rules and regulations
    • Advanced computer skills.

    Working Conditions

    Normal office environment as well as indoor and outdoor athletics facilities. Some travel required. Evening and weekend work required. Physically able to lift 25 pounds and attend practice and competitive sessions indoors and outdoors.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

    Application Procedure

    Candidates must submit the following documents via email to jobs@william.jewell.edu:

    • Letter of application
    • Resume
    • William Jewell College application
    • Salary Requirements

    Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:
    William Jewell College
    Office of Human Resources
    500 College Hill Box 1017
    Liberty, MO 64068
    (816) 415-6904

    Availability
    Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled. 

    All final candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.  

    Our Mission: We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought, and act with purpose.

    William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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  • Nursing Clinical Adjunct Instructor

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    Summary
    The Department of Nursing seeks applicants for a clinical adjunct faculty position. This individual will be a part of the Nursing faculty with their primary teaching responsibilities in the area of teaching clinical. Ongoing applications are accepted in the areas of Critical Care and Med-Surg, Mental Health, and OB.

    Qualifications

    • Master's in Nursing preferred or currently enrolled in a MSN program required
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing required.
    • Expertise in area of clinical position Nursing preferred
    • Recent nursing practice experience required
    • Teaching experience preferred
    • Current uncensored licensure as a registered professional nurse in Missouri
    • Licensure in Kansas required if clinical site is in Kansas
    • Current BCLS, updated immunizations and compliance requirements as required by clinical agency

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Clinical teaching responsibilities in the Department of Nursing could include the following based on experience and expertise:

    • Plan student clinical assignments and orientations with course coordinator and in collaboration with clinical agency
    • Maintain positive relationship with clinical agency and staff
    • Grade and return student documentation within 1 week of clinical day.
    • Monitor and provide professional feedback to nursing students regarding clinical performance

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

    Application Procedure
    Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF or MS Word format via email to jobs@william.jewell.edu:

    • Cover letter including area of interest and teaching philosophy
    • William Jewell Application
    • Curriculum vitae
    • MSBN Faculty Record
    • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (copies are acceptable until finalists are selected)
    • Provide three references on application or separately

    Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Availability
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment. 

    Our Mission:  We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought and act with purpose.

    William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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  • Tucker Leadership Lab Facilitator

    FLSA Status: Non Exempt, part-time

    Summary
    Facilitation is the art of making things easier. As a Tucker Facilitator you will challenge teams on our low ropes course, high ropes course, and tower. We use these tools to help teams become more cohesive and to develop leadership characteristics in a challenging, high paced, hands on learning environment. We use experiential learning to challenge teams to become better. Better at communicating, at working together, and better at succeeding as a team.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead groups through the Tucker Leadership Lab: High Ropes Odyssey course, Low Ropes Quest course, and Tower
    • Each Facilitator will be responsible for learning challenges/initiatives to help teach the values of cooperation, teamwork, communication, and leadership
    • Assist with course support including care, maintenance, and upkeep

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrated successful performance of the following at past/present positions:
      • Presentation Skills
      • Sizing up People
      • Approachability
      • Technical Skills (OBE)
      • Planning
      • Learning on the Fly
      • Teambuilding
      • Problem Solving
      • Time Management
      • Action Oriented
      • Composure
      • Motivating Others
      • Decision Quality
      • Listening
      • Perseverance

    Additional Skills and Requirements

    • Regular and consistent access to communication via email
    • Tucker Leadership Lab Facilitator Certification required
    • Comfortable working at heights up to 45 feet
    • First Aid and CPR certification (or within 3 months of hire date)
    • Ability to work outside year-round and stand on feet 75% of day
    • Reliability and punctuality
    • Must be at least 18 years old

    Working Conditions

    • Outdoor environment (potentially cold or hot conditions)
    • Working at heights of up to approximately 45 feet

    Work Schedule

    • PRN position (part-time, as needed)
    • 7 days a week

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

    Application Procedure
    Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF or MS Word format via email to jobs@william.jewell.edu:

    • Letter of application
    • William Jewell Application
    • Resume
    • Salary requirements

    Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Availability
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

    Our Mission:  We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought and act with purpose.

    William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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