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About Coe

Who are we?

Coe College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, offers superior academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vibrant metropolitan area of 175,000 people in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.

What is our pledge to creating and maintaining diversity?

Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. If you have individual needs, concerns, or accommodation requests, please contact our Human Resources Director for a complete job description, and for assistance with requesting accommodations that may be helpful. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.

Is there anything else I should know?

When making a hiring decision, Coe College will select the applicant who meets the required knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for success in each position, who displays the Coe competencies required in every position on campus, and who successfully completes a criminal background review. Credential, driving, and credit background reviews may be required when in accordance with institutional policy.

Coe Competencies

  • Dedication to the educational mission of a private, residential liberal arts college.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships in a collaborative and diverse team atmosphere.
  • Commitment to excellence in service to students and other constituencies, internal and external.
  • Demonstrated ethical and responsible decision making.
  • Consistent attendance and accountability necessary to meet position objectives.

Click the links to the left for additional information related to our commitment to diversitybackground check requirements, employee benefits and the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor!


Position Information and Application Instructions



Biology - Part-Time Instructor

Coe College invites applications for a one semester instructor beginning in August 2017. A minimum of Master's degree in Biology or a related field is desired. The ideal candidate will possess effective teaching skills and a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment. We seek a candidate with the ability to teach a Human Biology course with its co-requisite labs for non-majors. This course meets three days a week (MWF at 9 a.m.) with two laboratory sections on Tuesdays (8 a.m. and 1 p.m.). Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three people for recommendations to Dr. Michael Leonardo, Chair of Biology, Coe College, 1220 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402 or by email to biology@coe.edu. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Coe College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and especially encourages applications that fulfill that mission. Coe College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Chemistry - Part-Time Instructor

The Chemistry department seeks applications for the following courses for spring 2018 due to a sabbatical leave.  Applications for one or both of the following classes are acceptable: Organic Chemistry I, and Organic Laboratory.  For course descriptions, please see our web site at www.coe.edu/chemistry.

Qualifications include:

  • A master's degree in chemistry (Ph.D. preferred).
  • Experience as a teacher or teaching assistant. Excellent assistance is available from a full-time staff member in the lab, so this is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking teaching experience at a small college.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references with phone numbers and email addresses. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Maria A. Dean, Department of Chemistry, Coe College, 1220 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. 

Please contact Dr. Maria Dean at mdean@coe.edu or 319-399-8588 with any questions. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.


Physical Education - Part-Time Instructor

Coe College is seeking an instructor in the Physical Education Department for the Fall Term 2017 for Fundamentals of Exercise and Nutrition. The applicant should have a minimum of a master's degree in Physical Education, Health or a related field. Applicants should send cover letter and CV to physicaleducation@coe.edu.


Social and Criminal Justice - Visiting Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social and Criminal Justice. The successful candidate will have a specialization in Criminal and Social Justice, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. This is exclusively a teaching position, with the teaching load being 3/3; the position does include healthcare benefits.

The candidate must be prepared to teach multiple sections of Introduction to Social and Criminal Justice, a sophomore level Law Enforcement and Corrections survey course and upper level courses in the candidate's portfolio which will contribute to the Social and Criminal Justice program at Coe College. The College strongly values a commitment to a student-centered approach and a multicultural perspective in teaching. Ph.D. preferred, although we would consider hiring an ABD candidate at the Instructor level. Candidates with terminal degrees in closely related fields will also be considered. Candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching will be strongly preferred.

Please submit a letter of application (including a proposed list of course offerings), curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, a sample syllabus for an undergraduate course, three letters of recommendation, diversity statement, and evidence of teaching excellence (if available), at apply.interfolio.com/41202.

Coe College is committed to fostering a multicultural environment. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. To describe how you might contribute to such an environment, please provide a brief statement of how you will promote the value of diversity through your teaching, mentorship, or other contributions to the college or department.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Coach for Cross-Country and Track and Field

Coe College, a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC), is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track and Field. This individual will assist the Head Coaches in all phases of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Programs. This position is a twelve-month salaried appointment beginning on July 15, 2017 and is eligible for organizational benefits. 

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: practice and on-field coaching, recruitment of prospective student-athletes, scouting, and other administrative duties as assigned by the Head Coaches for Cross Country and Track and Field. This position will also be responsible for the organization and supervision of the Coe College Intramural Sports Program.

Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; Master's Degree preferred. 
  • Previous coaching experience is preferred.
  • Work harmoniously with coaches of all sports teams, athletic staff members, faculty members, and college administrators.
  • Exhibit exemplary personal conduct and character traits.
  • Serve as a role model for student-athletes.
  • Successful completion of criminal and driver background checks.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/42517.


Career Advisor/Coordinator

Coe College seeks a part-time Career Advisor, with work experience that will be beneficial to our students in the Center for Creativity and Careers. This position is responsible for advising students in career-related subjects, and will assist as needed with other department projects.

A qualified candidate who is organized, autonomous, and passionate about helping students achieve their academic and professional goals will be a great fit for the role. This position is not eligible for organizational benefits and is scheduled 15-20 hours per week.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Knowledge and ability to advise students in career-related issues.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint and EX system preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to creatively draft promotional and communication materials.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to apply.interfolio.com/43453.


College Chaplain and Mental Health Counselor

Coe College is seeking a compassionate and inclusive College Chaplain and Mental Health Counselor. The Chaplain will nurture student spiritual awareness, foster an inclusive community, encourage service to others, and work with the Coe community to develop an understanding of social justice. As a mental health counselor, this position will counsel struggling students, work toward improving overall campus wellness, and participate in campus crisis management. 

Qualifications:

  • Ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA) preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and Seminary Degree required.
  • 3-5 years of experience required.
  • Experience working with college students preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/42328.


Director of Athletics and Recreation

Coe College is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Athletics and Recreation. This position requires positive team leadership with demonstrated competence in program development and administration, collaborative decision‑making, and successful experience as a program administrator in both athletics and recreational programming. The Director of Athletics and Recreation is responsible for successful direction of all athletic activities, coordination of athletic events, and recruitment of student-athletes, while maintaining the highest level of ethical and legal standards. This position is responsible for the athletic department budget, revenue development planning, and applicable fundraising for the college, and is a liaison to the NCAA for Division III to ensure adherence to regulations and requirements. This position creates a successful environment for recruitment, retention and leadership of coaching staff and administration, and for maintaining an open and inclusive environment for all students who utilize athletic facilities.

Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree required, preferably sports management or administration; 5-7 years of athletic administration experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/42325.


Gifts and Records Specialist

Coe College is seeking an organized and detail-oriented Gifts and Records Specialist. The Gift & Records Specialist is responsible for the recording, maintenance and accuracy of all biographical and gift data provided to the college by alumni, parents and friends. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • 2-4 years of experience in database entry and management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Advancement experience in a higher education environment and experience with relational database highly preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/42453.


Head Coach for Cross Country

Coe College, a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) is accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for Cross Country. It's an exciting time to work for Coe College, with the opening of a new Athletic and Recreation Center in August, 2017!

This position will be responsible for all phases of the Cross Country programs and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment of student-athletes, coaching, scouting and other administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. 

This is a full-time, ten-month appointment and is eligible for organizational benefits.

Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; Master's Degree preferred. 
  • 3-4 years of previous coaching experience in middle distance and distance events is preferred.
  • Work harmoniously with coaches of all sports teams, athletic staff members, faculty members, and college administrators.
  • Exhibit exemplary personal conduct and character traits.
  • Serve as a role model for student-athletes.
  • Successful completion of background check.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/43416.


Records and Data Specialist: Registration

Coe College is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented Records and Data Specialist in the Office of the Registrar. The Records and Data Specialist: Registration offers both frontline service and office support in the Office of the Registrar. The primary duties involve working with student registration, processing forms, and processing student course evaluations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience in a Registrar's office is beneficial, but not required.
  • Experience working in higher education is beneficial but not required.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy. 

The application period for this position has closed.