Careers at Jewell

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Employment Opportunities


In addition to nationally recognized programs, William Jewell College is an excellent place to work. We are 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 is committed to creating and maintaining 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. Human Resources is dedicated to advancing the mission of William Jewell College by providing outstanding customer service to all members of the College community. We promote teamwork, 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.

  • Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Psychological Science

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    The Department of Psychological Science seeks applicants for a one-year (with possibility of renewal), full-time visiting instructor or assistant professor of psychological science to begin August 2018.  The preferred candidate has doctorate level background in one or more of the following areas – developmental, clinical, counseling, personality, or social psychology.  We seek a colleague who values a liberal arts education and who is willing to provide service to the department. Primary teaching responsibilities may include courses in Developmental Psychology (Child and Adolescent Development), Abnormal Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Introduction to Psychological Science.

    Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in Psychology/Psychological science (with an emphasis in developmental psychology, clinical or counseling psychology, personality psychology or related field) preferred and required for appointment at the Assistant Professor level. ABD candidates, who will complete their doctorate by July 1, 2018, will be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with an appropriate master's degree will be considered for the rank of Instructor. 
    • Proven evidence of a strong record of classroom teaching at the undergraduate level
    • Commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring
    • Commitment to departmental service

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Teaching Responsibilities:
      • Representative courses include Developmental Psychology (Child and Adolescent Development), Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychological Science, and Personality Psychology
      • Service to the Department and involvement in departmental activities

    Work Environment

    • Normal office working environment

    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
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Brief statement of teaching philosophy plus any additional evidence of teaching effectiveness
    • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (copies are acceptable until finalists are selected)
    • Three letters of recommendation

    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 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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  • Digital Media Communication – Adjunct

    FLSA Status: Exempt, part-time

    Summary
    William Jewell College seeks part-time instructors in Digital Media Communication beginning in Summer and Fall 2018. The Interactive Digital Media major prepares students for entry-level jobs as digital media specialists in design studios, marketing and advertising agencies, public relations firms, interactive agencies, corporate in-house design and digital communication departments and other contexts. Teaching opportunities include the following skill sets/subject areas: interactive media, video, animation, graphic design theory & process, photography, typography, and print design.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop, produce and revise curriculum that remains up-to-date with a rapidly changing industry; prepare course materials that incorporate both on-ground and online educational instruction
    • Develop competency based/learning outcomes, modules, rubrics and self-assessments appropriate for a liberal arts model
    • Types of courses include but are not limited to: Web Design, 2D Design, Digital Painting, and Digital Photography
    • Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluating student progress and providing clear, timely feedback

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Must have an earned bachelor’s degree (MA or MFA preferred) in a field related to Graphic Design/Visual Communication from an accredited institution and three years of relevant, industry experience in areas such as print, multimedia and/or web design (part-time or full-time)
    • Previous teaching experience or demonstrated ability to teach the skills within area of specialization
    • A high level of proficiency using Adobe Creative Cloud applications relevant to the field (primarily Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), a working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

    Working Environment

    • Normal office working environment

    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
    • Curriculum vitae or resume
    • William Jewell College application

    Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Availability

    Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018 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.

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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.

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  • Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Exempt – 10-month assignment, GA Stipend

    Summary:
    Assists the Athletic Training Staff in providing athletic training services to intercollegiate athletes, as well as organization, management, and development of the William Jewell College sports medicine program while earning an approved Master’s degree of your choice.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist the Athletic Training Staff in providing comprehensive health care for student-athletes in 20 intercollegiate sports
    • Event, practice coverage and travel with athletic teams as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer
    • Assist in supervision of athletic training students and work-study student employees
    • Communicate with athletic training staff, coaches, parents, team physician, and Athletic Director
    • Assist in maintaining athlete files and injury records
    • Assist with pre-participation examinations and compiling and entering all necessary athletic medical forms
    • Assist in purchasing, inventory, and supply orders
    • Other duties assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Director

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required in Athletic Training from CAAHEP or CAATE accredited college/university
    • NATA BOC Certified or exam eligible (must successfully complete BOC certification exam before start date)
    • Eligible for Missouri State Licensure
    • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work independently
    • Must meet requirements for admittance to an approved graduate program

    Working Conditions:

    • Ability to lift and carry 50 –75 pounds
    • Ability to withstand adverse weather conditions, i.e. extreme heat or cold
    • Long hours and weekend work are required

    Compensation:

    • Partial tuition remittance (12 semester hours per calendar year) accompanied by a $7,500 stipend with opportunities for additional compensation by providing coverage for special events and summer camps throughout the year

    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

    Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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

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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.

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  • Admission Counselor – Social Sciences

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Admission and Recruitment, the Social Sciences Admission Counselor will recruit academically qualified domestic and international first-year and transfer students for the history, international relations, political science, psychological science, and undecided programs consistent with the college’s student recruitment enrollment plan. Responsibilities will include maintaining a thorough understanding of the academic programs, developing and executing a plan to recruit and yield qualified social sciences students; creating and maintaining internal (faculty, students, and alumni) and external networks (influencers, parents, and counselors) that facilitate student recruitment; developing and implementing a robust and personal communication plan with recruited students that complements normal admission’s communications; and evaluating, assessing, and modifying systems and procedures to improve percentage yield. Additionally, this team member will work closely with the Event Coordinator to plan, organize and coordinate program specific on-campus and off-campus events.

    Essential Functions

    • Manage assigned recruitment opportunities, to include prospect management, outreach, recruitment travel, counselor relations, application review and admission decisions
    • Plan and implement recruitment travel, including scheduling appointments at high schools and responding to college fair invitations
    • Evaluate admission applications and make admission decisions or recommendations to the Admission Committee, as appropriate
    • Develop, manage, and execute a comprehensive recruitment plan that provides an exceptional and effective admission experience that fully reflects the value and values of William Jewell College resulting in the achievement of enrollment goals
    • Cultivate relationships with prospective students through extensive phone contact, text messaging, email, personal interviews and campus visits
    • Cultivate relationships with departmental/program faculty, students, and alumni through interviews, correspondence, and communication to create an internal network that could aid the recruitment process
    • Develop and manage relationships with parents, college counselors and other influencers through interviews, correspondence, and communication to create an external network that could aid the recruitment process
    • Develop and manage relationships and partnerships, as appropriate, with nonprofit organizations, school districts, and community advocacy groups to provide opportunities for application, admission and enrollment at Jewell by underrepresented students
    • Ensure all Admission activity is accurately recorded in Recruiter
    • Plan and execute social science specific campus visit events for prospective students, including hosting social science candidates on individual campus visits
    • Maintain accurate information on the College, its market, and the admission profession
    • Promote the mission, purpose, values and vision of the College in daily activities
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Admission and Recruitment

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships
    • Highly goal-oriented
    • Must possess diplomacy, tact and discretion
    • An outgoing personality and the ability to motivate others to action
    • Strong analytic ability, creativity, and organizational skills
    • Adaptability to PC and mainframe environments, knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word
    • Ability to lift 20 pounds

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Energy and drive to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Commitment to higher education
    • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel out-of-town
    • Spanish language proficiency encouraged

    Working Conditions

    • Normal working/office hours required
    • Position entails long hours during parts of the academic year, based upon key periods within the admission cycle
    • Evening and weekend hours will be required
    • Overnight travel will be required

    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
    • 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 questions, apply critical thought, and act with purpose.

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  • Director of Development

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    The primary focus of this position is to work closely with the Vice President for Advancement and Associate Vice President for Advancement to manage the implementation of fundraising strategies and resources to meet established goals and objectives. The position provides leadership for the College's development plan, continuously discovering ways to promote a culture of philanthropy and customer service within the College and its community.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Collaborates with the Vice President for Advancement and the Associate Vice President for Advancement to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization.
    • Plans and implements programs that include measurable targets for each fiscal year, oversees tracking of the annual fund, scholarship funds, major gift proposals, prospect strategies and other identified fundraising priorities on behalf of the department.
    • Manages a portfolio of 75 individual prospects capable of making leadership gifts, works to cultivate existing and new donor relationships with the intent of sustaining and increasing the relationship with the donor.
    • Supervises the Director of Annual Giving, to ensure comprehensive annual giving program with measurable performance objectives and specific goals, including the management of leadership level annual giving program.
    • Supervises the Director of Advancement Services, Data Entry Specialist, and Advancement Administrative Assistant overseeing the development and implementation of the College's fundraising database, prospect management system and gift processing.
    • Directs the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of leadership and major gifts prospects/donors, ensuring that the College has a sufficient number of qualified prospects to achieve its established goals. Works to ensure timely, accurate completion of proposals, pledges, fund agreements and other communications for the department.
    • Develops and manages timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner. Monitor and evaluate all fundraising and stewardship activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved.
    • Supervises Contract Grant Writer to ensure the preparation and submission of grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization.
    • Supervises Director of Ceremonies, Signature Events and Donor Stewardship and the planning and execution of all campus signature events and special donor stewardship activities as specified in the fund development plan.
    • Develops policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices.
    • Engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices.
    • Manages the preparation of regular progress reports, budgets, and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities. Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program.
    • Develops a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization. Coordinate with Marketing Department the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Baccalaureate degree or higher required.
    • Seven years of progressively responsible experience in higher education development.
    • Demonstrated experience in supervising development staff members.
    • Experience in a comparable goal oriented environment required.
    • Computer proficiency, with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Blackbaud programs, specifically The Raiser’s Edge.
    • Strong human relations, public speaking, excellent writing, and motivational skills. 
    • Proven ability to meet and exceed goals.
    • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people within and outside the Office of Advancement.
    • Proven ability to exercise good, professional judgment.
    • The ability to employ self-initiative and to work independently while engaging in multiple tasks.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    • Normal office environment.

    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
    • 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 questions, apply critical thought, and act with purpose.

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