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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 increasing the diversity of its campus community and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. 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.

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Position Information and Application Instructions



Biology - Adjunct Instructor (two positions)

The Biology Department at Coe College is seeking two adjunct instructors for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Position #1 will teach laboratory sections for our series of four introductory courses, covering topics from cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, botany and genetics. Attending prep sessions and interacting with students during office hours will also be required.

Position #2 will teach both the lecture and laboratories of a sophomore level Introduction to Microbiology course for allied health students in Spring Term, as well as teaching laboratory sections of the upper level microbiology course for biology majors and first-year biology laboratories as needed in the Fall Term. Attending prep sessions and interacting with students during office hours will also be required.

Candidates for the positions must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the college level and a willingness to engage students; should hold at minimum a Master's Degree in biology or a related discipline.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, their resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Michael Leonardo, Chair, Department of Biology, Coe College, 1220 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, or by email to biology@coe.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Salary is based on education and experience. Fringe benefits, including medical insurance and retirement, are included for these positions.


Communication Studies - Adjunct Instructor

The Communication Studies program at Coe College invites applications for a benefit eligible adjunct faculty position with expertise in journalism/media production for the 2016-2017 academic year. The successful applicant will teach 1-2 courses a term and serve as the faculty advisor for the student newspaper and radio station for the year.

During the fall term, the successful applicant will be asked to teach "Introduction to Multimedia Journalism." The course is scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 10:50 AM. Courses in Communication Studies commonly contain 12-18 students. During the spring term, the successful applicant will be asked to teach 1-2 courses in journalism or public relations to be determined at the time of the hire.

Requirements: M.A. in Journalism, Communication Studies or Public Relations. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in digital media and multimedia production, effective teaching skills, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.

To apply: Applicants should upload a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, and teaching evaluations (if available) to apply.interfolio.com/35328. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue 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.


Alumni Assistant

Coe College is seeking an energetic, outgoing team member to provide administrative support to the office of Alumni Programs. This position will serve as the initial contact for the office of Alumni Programs, and will coordinate and provide administrative office support for alumni events and programs. These responsibilities include communicating with alumni and staff via multiple platforms, as well as behind the scenes support with alumni recordkeeping and gift records. This position requires a welcoming demeanor, willingness to step in and resolve spontaneous issues, and creative communication.

Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Six months to one year administrative experience; experience in supporting higher education is preferred.
  • Proficiency in utilizing social media, database applications, websites, Microsoft Office and Adobe products.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/34978.


Alumni Relations Coordinator

Coe College is searching for a detail-oriented, sociable individual who enjoys organizing and coordinating events and activities while working alongside a great team of co-workers. This position will provide dual support for the areas of alumni relations and annual giving, developing a proactive environment of positive alumni relations and donor giving through event planning and social media coordination. The Coordinator works principally with the Director of Alumni Programs but also works closely with the Director of the Annual Fund to assure that the functions of the Alumni Office are strategically linked to annual giving objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1-3 years of event planning and social media coordination experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advancement experience in a higher education environment preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/34980.


Digital and Social Media Assistant - Office of Admission

Coe College seeks an innovative, creative and detail-oriented Digital and Social Media Assistant to join the Office of Admission's marketing team. In collaboration with the Communications Coordinator and within the identity of the Coe College brand, this position is responsible for writing, designing, revising and executing all email and social media campaigns used for the recruitment of prospective students and other key stakeholders. In addition, this position is responsible for tracking and analyzing email communication results to determine the effectiveness of subject lines and messages and building logical rules for data output. The Digital and Social Media Assistant also assists with print communication execution, inventory tracking and other duties as assigned. This hourly position offers an excellent benefit package and a pleasant working environment. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, business, writing, English or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of social media.
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator).
  • Basic knowledge of html or a strong desire to learn.
  • Superior writing skills appropriate for various methods of communication.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/35375. Candidates are also encouraged to submit writing samples for review.


NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship

Coe College, as recipients of the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant, is accepting applications for the full-time, benefits eligible, 10-month position of Athletic Communications and Operations Assistant Intern, to assist the Sports Information Director with coordinating media coverage for the college's 21 varsity athletic teams. This internship runs for two years commencing August 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018, and will attend required orientation at the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis, IN from July 28-29, 2016.

Position Summary:

The Athletic Communications and Operations Assistant Intern will serve as the main sports information contact for assigned varsity sports. Working under close supervision of the Sports Information Director, the Athletic Communications and Operations Assistant Intern will be responsible for conducting the day-to-day duties for those programs. The day-to-day duties will include the home game-day events for designated Coe College athletic teams including pre-game publicity, compiling in-game statistics, public address, posting results and post-game write-ups through the web and social media, and dissemination of results to local and national media.

Responsibilities:

The Athletic Communications and Operations Assistant will work closely with Coe College athletic teams, student-athletes, coaches and athletic administration, to creatively promote the Coe College brand through social media and other avenues. The Athletic Communications and Operations Assistant will work in a collaborative and creative environment, assisting in the production of recruiting guides, game-day programs, and post-game and special interest stories on Coe student-athletes and coaches. The Athletic Communications and Operations Assistant will aid in management of work-study student staff within the sports information office and at athletic contests and will aid in maintaining the college's athletics website.

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics will include, but are not limited to: assisting with compliance/rules education, facility supervision and game management.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Experience in a sport information office with a minimum of one year of collegiate sports information experience preferred.
  • Experience with Stat Crew in various sports; ability to multi-task; willingness to work evening and weekend hours; a background in website maintenance; experience with Adobe Photoshop and In-Design is also preferred.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills required.
  • Successful completion of criminal and driving background check.

For more information and to apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/34737. Please, no telephone calls. Coe College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Part-Time Gallery Director

Coe College Department of Art and Art History seeks a part-time Gallery Director for a two-year appointment. BA in Art or Art History with 1-2 years gallery experience preferred. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered. Responsibilities include planning and installing the annual series of exhibitions in the College's Sinclair Galleries. A detailed job description is available upon request from Ranelle Knight-Lueth, Director of Galleries and Collections (rlueth@coe.edu). Send letter of application, resume, and the names of two references to Andrea Kann, Associate Professor of Art History (akann@coe.edu). Applications due by May 23.


Program Coordinator

Coe College is seeking a dedicated and creative Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will coordinate Coe's Off-Campus Federal Work Study Program and Iowa College Americorps Program (ICAP). The Program Coordinator will promote a culture of community engagement and social justice/advocacy on campus, plan several campus-wide service events, and act as a point of contact for campus and community members.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Basic word processing.
  • Familiarity with Google Suite (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive).
  • Basic html skills preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to https://apply.interfolio.com/35173.

Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


Records Coordinator - Office of the Registrar

Coe College is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join our Registrar's Office. This position is full-time, 12 months and is eligible for benefits that include a generous retirement contribution and tuition remission for dependents.

The Records Coordinator offers frontline service and coordinates the various forms and records that are processed in the Office of the Registrar.

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.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/34142.

Application review will begin on May 23 and priority consideration will be given to those who apply before that date, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Security Lead Officer

Coe College is seeking applications for two Security Lead Officer positions which will oversee rotating evening and weekend shifts. Responsibilities include maintaining the safety and security of the campus, students, faculty and staff by responding to calls and maintaining property and wellness checks. It is vital that the Lead Officer interact with students, staff, and faculty in a positive way. Lead Officers act as shift supervisors and act as a point of contact for guards checking in and completing routine tasks.

Qualifications:

  • CPR/AED/First Responder trained for medical emergencies.
  • Certified for use of O.C. (Oleoresin Capsicum).
  • Certified for use of Tear Gas Combination Spray.
  • Valid Iowa driver's license.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

Work Schedule:

  • Hours: 40 hrs/week. Primarily evenings & weekends – rotating schedule.
  • Months of service per year: 12

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to https://apply.interfolio.com/35306.

Applications submitted by June 1 will be given preference. Position will remain open until filled.


Volunteer Coordinator

Coe College is seeking an outgoing and energetic Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator is a Full-Time Iowa College AmeriCorps Program (ICAP) position, who will recruit, track, assess and communicate Coe volunteer programs. The full-time member provides 1700 hours of service to the community for twelve months. This position requires a self-directed, deadline-oriented individual who has exceptional interpersonal skills and is able to provide specialty skills to their local community.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Experience as a leader in service learning or community service activities.
  • Experience organizing and leading projects with multiple partners.
  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

This is a volunteer position through AmeriCorps with a paid living stipend. Upon completion of service, the Volunteer Coordinator will receive an education award. On-campus housing and lunch meal plan are provided. Benefits offered through Iowa Western Community College and AmeriCorps.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/34945.

Review of applications will begin May 4. Position will remain open until filled.