Careers at Jewell

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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.

  • Multimedia Marketing Specialist

    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

    The Multimedia Marketing Specialist will support functions of the Marketing and Public Relations Office in promoting the mission of the College.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    The Multimedia Marketing Specialist will:

    • Develop a social media editorial calendar including mediums, content themes and target markets.
    • Create and post social media content, giving special consideration to material that supports the College’s marketing strategies.
    • Monitor William Jewell’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
    • Oversee website audits, analytics and SEO, focusing on the user experience, an enhanced digital presence and brand fidelity.
    • Assist with website maintenance, including editing and creating forms and web banners.
    • Create and execute Office of Admission broadcast emails.
    • Create and execute William Jewell broadcast emails for various audiences, including Advancement, Alumni and departments.
    • Shoot and edit short videos and assist production companies with larger projects.
    • Maintain the College’s digital image archive.
    • Produce and manage content for campus digital signage.
    • Assist with the creation of enewsletters.
    • Support brand initiatives of the Marketing Department.
    • Other marketing duties as assigned.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks
    • Competency with Adobe Creative Suite
    • Aesthetic judgment and general knowledge of graphic design principles
    • Basic photography skills
    • Working knowledge of website content management systems a plus
    • Bachelor degree required in digital media communication, integrated marketing, strategic communication, public relations or related field

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Traditional office environment. Ability to sit at computer terminal for long periods of time. Ability to lift and carry light photography/videography equipment.

    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

    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
    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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  • Head Swimming Coach (M/W)

    FLSA Status: Exempt - Full-time 10 month position

    Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Swimming Coach is responsible for the management and administration of all activities related to his/her sport and exercises direct supervision of recruiting, training, and coaching student-athletes participating in the sport. As a member of the Jewell Community, the Head Swimming Coach is fully responsible for compliance with all College policies and procedures as well as all applicable bylaws of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). At William Jewell College, Intercollegiate Athletics are a meaningful part of a student’s educational experience and are considered to be a co-curricular activity.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct the sport program in strict compliance with all applicable NCAA and GLVC bylaws
    • Promote academic excellence and graduation by monitoring academic progress, study tables, academic meetings, and class attendance
    • Organize and administer practice sessions and other related training activities
    • Oversee the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in a coordinated effort with the Office of Admission.
    • Manage athletically-based financial aid in a coordinated effort with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services.
    • Develop and manage the sport operations budget including equipment, travel, meals, uniforms, supplies, etc.
    • Coordinate team travel for competition to include van or bus itineraries, lodging, and meals
    • Drive vans to transport team when appropriate
    • Submit appropriate reports and forms to administrative staff as requested
    • Actively participate in GLVC coaches conference meetings where applicable and be available for all GLVC coaches’ conference calls
    • Recruit and supervise coaching staff
    • Conduct, organize and participate in community engagement, community service, and fund-raising activities
    • Plan, promote and conduct camps, clinics, and/or lessons.
    • Work collaboratively with the Office of Advancement to cultivate relationships with alumni and other friends/supporters of the College
    • Serve as Director of Aquatics to coordinate open swim, lifeguards, rentals, and other recreational aquatic activities
    • Other related duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Progressive experience as a coach in the sport, head coach and collegiate experience preferred
    • Master’s degree in physical education or related field is preferred with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in academic program of study
    • 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
    • Certified Lifeguard through American Red Cross or other nationally recognized certifying entity.
    • Certified Pool & Spa Operator preferred 
    • Have, or be willing to obtain, a Missouri Class E Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

    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.

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  • Access Services and Resource Librarian

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    The Access Services and Resource Librarian is a full-time position (approximately 40 hours per week) and serves as the primary support position for the Library Department’s technical services, print and electronic resources, and specialized library systems. This position requires a library technical background, experience with best practices, current, and emerging technologies in fields of library and information science, and strong customer service skills. This individual must possess the ability to successfully and positively interact with students, faculty, staff and visitors. This position reports to the Director of Library Services.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Facilitates access to and troubleshoots connectivity of electronic resources
    • Communicates with vendors and the Office of Information Technology to ensure persistent access to resources, including administrating EZ Proxy or other authentication methods
    • Responsible for maintaining accurate holdings and ensuring access to resources in EBSCO Discovery Service, Full-Text Finder, and other library vendor ERM systems and platforms
    • Manages the Library’s system services in coordination with MOBIUS, vendor technical services, and the Library Director including but not limited to set-up, implementation, and integration
    • Provides Library Director with database usage and circulation statistics on demand and for semi-annual and annual ROI analysis and other annual reports as needed
    • Maintains Course Reserves and communicates with faculty on a semester schedule to ensure accurate holdings and efficient workflow processes
    • Maintains the library’s DVD, technical equipment, and Student Life collections for checkout in the Pryor Learning Commons
    • Responsible for the Library’s fine and billing processes and oversees coordination with the Accounts Receivable Specialist to collect and distribute revenue
    • Promotes campus awareness of library services by means of programming, displays, and social media
    • Works with the Library Director and Faculty to develop online research guides that support the curriculum, resource instruction, and reference services  
    • Maintains and facilitates access to equipment for campus lecture recording and maintains the campus historical event recording collection
    • Oversees the digitization of materials for projects as identified by the Library Director utilizing specialized equipment and software
    • Creates and maintains policies and procedures in the areas of reserves, loan rules, document digitization, and other library services as needed
    • Oversees Pryor Learning Commons (PLC) information desk functions and ensures consistent staffing as needed
    • Provides supplemental support of technological services in collaboration with IT and Teaching & Learning Technologies to facilitate student access, Learning Management System (LMS) integrations, and printing services
    • Aids faculty, staff and students in locating and accessing information through print and electronic library resources using instruction processes put in place by the Library Director
    • Receives and interprets requests from patrons and uses interlibrary loan or other appropriate resources to deliver requested materials in a timely manner
    • Responsible for interlibrary loan processes and provides oversight for processing of materials for lending and borrowing both internally and externally
    • Oversees procedures for physical processing of library materials
    • Represents the library on regional automation committees and serves as the LMS manager and authority on automation issues
    • Actively participates in ongoing professional development opportunities relating to the field of Library and Information Science as well as opportunities specific to Jewell initiatives
    • Administers and develops the library's website on the Stacks by EBSCO platform. Coordinates with the Stacks engineering team when necessary to resolve technical difficulties
    • Maintains a website best practices guide and trains other staff members and student workers to effectively use website functionality
    • Supervisory duties including hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising work of student employees

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Master’s Degree required; preferably with one-year post-graduate work in an area related to position responsibilities
    • MLA or MLIS from an ALA-Accredited Master’s program is desired
    • Three years previous library, information management, or information technology experience in a professional environment
    • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion
    • Demonstrated ability and interest in new programming and outreach initiatives
    • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and a fundamental knowledge of scholarly resources
    • Ability to quickly adapt to a diverse and ever-changing professional academic environment

    Working Conditions

    • Some lifting (up to 40 pounds) and moving of carts and equipment is required
    • This position requires a flexible schedule to meet library needs throughout the academic calendar cycle

    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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  • Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

    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 the Kansas City skyline can be viewed.  William Jewell, the Critical Thinking College®, is a four-year, 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 a dynamic, experienced enrollment and marketing leader to join our leadership team as Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. This is an opportunity to have a tremendous impact by advancing the College’s Mission with the aim of solidifying William Jewell’s market position and creating demand for Jewell’s educational offerings.  The VP for Enrollment and Marketing is responsible for creating, deploying, and assessing the College’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, and aligns communication and recruitment strategies to ensure robust enrollment of future Jewell alumni, whether these students are traditional, transfer, or lifelong learners. 

    The VP for Enrollment and Marketing will serve as William Jewell’s strategic and operational lead in recruiting, admitting, retaining, and marketing to students. The incumbent is an essential part of the President's leadership team. The successful candidate should be versed in current, effective enrollment and marketing strategies and will lead the Admission and Marketing teams to utilize data and technology to optimize relationships with prospective students.  The VP in Enrollment and Marketing will be able to recognize and act upon synergies between and among student recruitment, retention, alumni and donor engagement, and the College’s ongoing stewardship of its brand.  This person will build partnerships both within and outside of the College to expand Jewell’s reach and advance the Strategic Plan.  This position also works closely with key constituents to create enrollment and marketing strategies designed to ensure William Jewell’s long-range sustainability.

    Education and Experience:

    • A master's degree in a related field required
    • Five or more years of experience in a senior leadership role within higher education admissions; significant experience and/or expertise in marketing, ideally within higher education. 

    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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  • HVAC & Refrigeration Technician

    FLSA STATUS: Full-time, Non-Exempt

    Helps maintain campus boiler and chiller systems. Inspects, services, and repairs kitchen refrigeration equipment. Repairs and services pneumatic controls as needed. Inspects HVAC equipment, chillers, fan units, etc. Repairs equipment as needed.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Inspect HVAC equipment including compressors, motors control switches, chillers, boilers, fan units, etc. to diagnose and repair equipment.
    • Responsible for cooling towers, including water treatment, ongoing monitoring, cleaning and maintenance.
    • Develop and successfully implement a robust preventive maintenance program for HVAC and refrigeration/freezer systems.
    • Install, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration/freezer units.
    • Other duties as assigned, including completing work orders.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • The ideal candidate will have at least three years directly relevant experience.
    • Experience in using electrical, mechanical and pneumatic testing equipment.
    • Must possess basic computer skills and use department computer program to monitor system HVAC performance at several locations.
    • HVAC trade school or equivalent certification is required.
    • Must have good communication skills, be a proactive problem solver, and troubleshoot system performance problems.
    • Must maintain an excellent safety record.

    Working Conditions

    • Must be able to lift 75 pounds, climb a ladder and work comfortably on his/her own where HVAC and refrigeration/freezer equipment is located.
    • Work will be both indoors and outdoors. Must be able to work in weather extremes as required.
    • Moderate overtime and weekend work may be occasionally required. Under rare circumstances, he/she will need to respond to emergencies in a timely manner.
    • No overnight travel.

    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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