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Employment Opportunities

Faculty Positions

Nursing: Adjunct instructor

Rhetoric: Part-time instructor

Staff Positions

Admission Counselor

Director of Human Resources

Head Athletic Trainer

Head of Reference, Social Sciences Librarian

International Student Advisor

Residence Life - Director of Residence Life

Theatre - Technical Director

Physical Plant - Full-Time Custodial Position


Nursing: Adjunct instructor

The Department of Nursing at Coe College seeks an adjunct (with full benefit package) beginning August 2014 for the CCNE accredited baccalaureate nursing program. A master's degree in nursing, a current Registered Nurse license, and active clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing are required. Adjunct faculty position responsibilities include clinical supervision in a variety of health care settings and classroom teaching. The successful candidate will be strongly committed to an integration of professional education within a liberal arts setting.

Please send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to: Marie Baehr, Dean of the Faculty, Nursing Search, Coe College, 1220 1stAvenue N.E., Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 by March 21, 2014.

Coe is committed to increasing the diversity of its campus community and encourages applicants who will help fill that goal. Coe College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Rhetoric: Part-time instructor

Coe College invites applications for Fall Term 2014 (start August 25-December 17) to teach a 200-level course in Interpersonal Communication. The course is scheduled to meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Courses in Communication Studies commonly contain 12-18 students.

Requirements: M.A. in Communication Studies required. Doctoral Candidates preferred. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in qualitative methods and interpersonal communication, effective teaching skills, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.

To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, and teaching evaluations (if available). Applications can be sent rhetoric@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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Admission Counselor

The Office of Admission is seeking an Admission Counselor to assist in achieving the recruitment goals of the College. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé and three references to Tammie Wodnik, Assistant to the Dean of Admission, at twodnik@coe.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until May 7, 2014.

General Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Ability to manage recruitment territory including outreach to prospective students, their families, guidance counselors, alumni and other key constituents
  • Ability to work well as a team as well as individually
  • Quantitative and logical reasoning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • An understanding of and passion for liberal arts education
  • Leadership skills with a competitive nature
  • Ability to conduct campus interviews
  • Capability to excel under high-pressure circumstances
  • College admission experience desired
  • Valid driver's license

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting students in an effort to achieve overall recruitment goals
  • Representing Coe College at public events such as high school visits and college fairs
  • Reviewing first-year student applications
  • Conducting interviews with prospective first-year students and their families
  • Communicating the qualities of a Coe education to key stakeholders such as parents and guidance counselors, in addition to students
  • Prioritizing multiple projects in addition to direct recruitment activities
  • Several weeks of travel in the fall and spring
  • Weekend and evening commitments
  • Extensive follow-up contact with prospective students
  • A consistent dedication to respond to the needs of students, parents and guidance counselors in a timely manner

Compensation: 12 month contract, competitive salary and benefits, retirement program, paid vacation, car stipend and mileage reimbursement.

Coe College, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and especially encourages applications that will fulfill that mission.


Director of Human Resources

Coe College is accepting applications for a Director of Human Resources. This new position will develop and implement strategic planning, leadership and management of the human resources functions for the college. Responsibilities include reviewing/revising/developing campus-wide policies such as the recruitment process of faculty and staff, compensation benchmarking, employee relations through consultation with managers, employee benefits, wellness initiatives, performance management, training, record keeping, policy administration and employment-related legislation.

A strong relationship builder, communicator and collaborator is needed to provide HR support and guidance to faculty, administration and staff as they seek to advance the mission and goals of the college. This individual should also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, high multi-tasking ability and the ability to effectively work with all constituencies of the college. The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to effectively combine existing policies and procedures with new guidelines and strategies for the successful creation of a Human Resources Office.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, human resources or a related field and at least three years human resources experience in a generalist role required. Master's degree preferred. PHR or SPHR certification also preferred. Extensive knowledge of federal regulations, policies and procedures concerning human resources in a higher education setting is desirable.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume and three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at: apply.interfolio.com/24730.

Coe College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Head Athletic Trainer

Coe College, a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) is accepting applications for the position of Head Athletic Trainer. In addition to serving as the Head Athletic Trainer, working diligently with the Athletic Training Staff and the Director of Athletic Training Education, the selected applicant will work closely with the strength & conditioning coaches, team physicians and extended sports medicine staff regarding the care, management and treatment of injuries and illnesses. Specific sport assignments will be determined by the Director of Athletics. There are clinical responsibilities to supervise curriculum students and to assist in clinical instruction.

Basic Qualifications:

  • N.A.T.A.B.O.C. certification in athletic training is necessary along with eligibility for Iowa state athletic trainer license.
  • A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and sports medicine standards of care, excellent organizational and supervisory skills, strong communication skills, excellent self-motivation, a strong commitment to professional growth, demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment, and an interest in working in a comprehensive sports medicine environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Athletic Training or related field.
  • Three to five years experience at college level as a Certified Athletic Trainer providing sports medicine coverage for athletic teams.
  • Experience working with injury surveillance and medical records programs.

Terms of appointment:

  • Full-time, 10-month annual appointment. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • The position appointment date is August 1, 2014.
  • Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three references to:
    John Chandler, Director of Athletics
    Coe College
    1220 First Avenue NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402

Coe College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Head of Reference, Social Sciences Librarian

Coe College is seeking a motivated and forward thinking librarian to provide leadership in the library's reference and instruction programs and collection development. The librarian serves as liaison to academic faculty, oversees Interlibrary loan, and manages the Library's website. We seek candidates who work well in a team environment and can inspire students through their classroom teaching.

Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school, Master's degree or experience in the Social Sciences. Three or more years experience in reference and library instruction in an academic library. Web page design and social media skills.

Desirable: Supervisory or administrative experience; Broad background in the liberal arts.

Coe is committed to increasing the diversity of its campus community and encourages employment applications who will help fulfill that goal. Coe College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and three letters of recommendations to http://apply.interfolio.com/24696.


International Student Advisor

Coe College seeks an experienced and energetic International Student Advisor to serve the needs of a growing population of international undergraduate students. The Advisor will join a team of other Student Affairs professionals committed to creating an environment on campus in which all students are welcomed, included, and supported.

Primary Responsibility:
The International Student Advisor serves as the primary mentor to the college's four-year degree seeking international student population. The Advisor facilitates international students' adjustment and integration into the campus and community by providing direct mentoring and ongoing support to the international students as they transition into life in the United States and at Coe College, succeed in their academic studies, and actively participate in all aspects of student life at the College.

Furthermore, the Advisor serves as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) in carrying out F-1 immigration responsibilities on behalf of the College. The Advisor advises and educates all F-1 students on visa compliance, U.S. work authorization, taxation, health insurance, academic, financial, personal and other issues. The Advisor processes immigration documents that permit the College and its students to comply with federal visa and immigration regulations.

This position reports to the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion within the Student Affairs Division and will collaborate regularly with many other departments and campus partners.

Mentoring Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and implements fall orientation program for new international students.
  • Coordinates Coe Diplomat program: a peer mentoring program that pairs upper class students with new international students upon first arrival in the U.S. and throughout the first year.
  • Works individually with each international student in order to build trust and understanding.
  • Serves as an advocate for international students to other College offices.
  • Seeks to create a strong support network for international students within the College to ensure success in all aspects of student life including academic studies, social integration, cross-cultural transition, financial, mental health, and any other personal issues.
  • Advises the International Club and helps in the programming of its major events including the New International Student Reception, the annual early fall canoe trip, the Fall Break trip to Chicago, the International Cultural Show, the International Banquet and any other special events that may be initiated by the Club.
  • Envisions and implements new and creative ways to engage international students in the life of the College and to educate the broader student body about importance of cross-cultural engagement and education.
  • Collaborate with student affairs professionals, faculty, and other campus partners to create cohesive and meaningful programs, initiatives, and dialogue opportunities around issues of diversity, inclusion, and internationalization.

PDSO Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interpreting and signing required immigration forms for processing school transfers, extensions of stay, employment, academic/practical training, re-entry, and change of immigration status.
  • Monitoring the maintenance of student data and records to meet regulations in the Student Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS).
  • Working with International Student Admissions Officer and ESL Program Director in the processing and maintenance of I-20 documentation for all international students including those participating in the short-term ESL program and Coe International Exchange Programs.
  • Staying current about U.S. Immigration policies through listservs, readings, networking, and participation in professional conferences and organizations.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in related field preferred; Bachelor's Degree required.
  • One to three years of experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) with significant practical experience working directly with and advising of F-1 international students regarding government regulations.
  • Strong, detailed knowledge of government regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to non-immigrant F-1 visa status and the U.S. government Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
  • Must be qualified to be a PDSO which requires U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence in the United States.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Effective interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with campus partners.
  • Desire to be creative, take initiative, and think outside the box.
  • Willingness to work one-on-one with students and build relationships.
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management, and the ability to prioritize work and multi-task despite frequent interruptions.
  • Team player, positive attitude, and desire to make a difference in the lives of students.

Compensation

  • 12 month contract, competitive salary and benefits, domestic partner/spouse policy, retirement program, and tuition benefits available.
  • The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014.

Application
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume or CV, and three references to Kristin Hutson, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at khutson@coe.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Coe is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its campus community and encourages applicants who will help fulfill that goal. Coe College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Coe College
Founded in 1851, Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution that provides a superior education for students in a residential setting. The College currently enrolls approximately 1400 undergraduate students with an international student population of about 80. We hope to grow our student population, including our degree-seeking international student population in the years to come. Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a metropolitan area of 175,000, providing a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities for singles, couples, and families. Cedar Rapids offers excellent public schools, libraries, museums, several performing arts venues, seasonal festivals and markets. Cedar Rapids is within a short driving distance to many larger cities including Chicago, Twin Cities, St. Louis, and Madison. Furthermore, the Eastern Iowa Airport allows for easy air travel to anywhere in the world.


Residence Life - Director of Residence Life

Primary Responsibility - Oversee the Residence Life and Housing Program including supervising four professional staff members, coordinating the housing selection and placement processes, and serving on the College crisis response team. This position reports to the Dean of Students.

Residence Life

  • Oversee the residence halls, apartments, and houses which include a residential population of approximately 1,200 students
  • Development and implementation of a residential life program that supports and enhances students’ academic and personal growth
  • Selection, training, and supervision of three full-time and one half-time staff and over 50 student staff, including oversight of senior staff group of Area Coordinators and Assistant Resident Directors
  • Outreach to faculty and staff to enlist their active engagement with student residential communities

Housing

  • Coordinate and implement the room selection, room change, and first-year student matching and placement processes
  • Management of a variety of residential facilities to maintain safe, secure, and healthy living environments
  • Collaboration with college staff in the maintenance and renovation of current housing and development of new housing
  • Oversee the opening/closing of the residence halls at the beginning/end of the year and during vacation periods

Administration

  • Development, interpretation, and enforcement of college policies, procedures, and expectations
  • Effective management of departmental budgets
  • Oversee administration of student board plans
  • Serve on secondary on-call duty rotation to support primary on-call professional staff members
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students
  • Serve as a hearing officer within the college conduct system and encourage responsible student behavior
  • Maintain adequate records of room assignments, room changes, occupancy, and key inventory
  • Assist in the evaluation of the quality of life, assessing student needs, and making recommendations based on that assessment

General Qualifications

Minimum

The successful candidate will be an energetic and imaginative professional who understands and values liberal arts education, appreciates how campus living can contribute to students' overall education, and effectively uses critical thinking to solve complex problems.

Preferred

  • At least 5 years of professional and progressively increasing responsibility in housing and residence life leadership and management
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in staff supervision, fiscal and facilities management, and residence hall operations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • A proven ability to foster collaborative relationships across campus
  • A Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling ,or a related field

Compensation

  • 12 month contract, competitive salary and benefits, domestic partner/spouse policy, moving expenses reimbursed, small pets negotiable, meal plan, retirement program, and tuition benefits available
  • College-owned housing is possible for interested candidates
  • The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014

Application - Interested candidates should email a cover letter, résumé, three references, and a one-page statement on their philosophy of residence life and housing to Tom Hicks, Dean of Students, at thicks@coe.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Coe is committed to increasing the diversity of its campus community and encourages applicants who will help fulfill that goal. Coe College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Coe College
Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution that has provided a superior education for students in a residential setting since 1851. With 1,300 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a metropolitan area of 175,000 people, providing a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.


Theatre - Technical Director

Coe College seeks a technical director for a liberal arts theatre department. This part-time appointment runs August 1, 2014 - May 15, 2015. Applicant must have demonstrated proficiency and experience in technical direction. Duties include technical direction for three mainstage productions, maintain and supervise scene shop operations including the supervision of theatre work-study and lab students, and provide training for student run crews, stage managers, and house managers.

The technical director will provide technical support including building and rigging scenery, standard light-hang and focus, set up and use of existing sound systems, and use of existing soft goods. Preferred qualifications: MIG welding, Vectorworks proficiency and ETC ION experience.

Opportunities to teach Technical Production I, CADD, or Lighting Design, and/or to design lights or sets for the department, for additional compensation, depending on expertise.

Salary and benefits based on a 30 hour work week and will be commensurate with experience. Review of applications begins immediately. Open until position is filled. Send CV and portfolio to:

Dennis Barnett, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts
Coe College
1220 first Ave. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Coe College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Physical Plant - Full-Time Custodial Position

Coe College is currently accepting applications for three full-time custodial positions. Qualified applicants can send a letter of application listing job qualifications, three personal and three work references to:

Coe College
Custodial Position
1220 1st Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Coe College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

A complete copy of the college's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy is available here (PDF).