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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.

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Position Information and Application Instructions



Anthropology - Part-time Instructor

Coe College is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach a 100-level introductory course in cultural anthropology in the Fall 2017 semester. Contingent upon funding, an additional section of the course may be offered in the Spring 2018 semester. The course contributes to a two-field (cultural anthropology and archaeology) program that offers a minor in Anthropology; in addition, the course supports a major in International Studies and attracts students from a variety of other disciplines. The successful applicant will be at least ABD and have taught an introduction to cultural anthropology at the undergraduate level. The position is not eligible for benefits.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV, along with evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching (student evaluation data and one peer letter of recommendation). Please direct questions and submit application materials to Julie Fairbanks, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, at jfairbanks@coe.edu.


Psychology - Visiting Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a renewable Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in Psychology beginning Fall 2017. This is exclusively a teaching position; The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester including Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and additional courses related to their area of expertise. Competitive salary and benefits included. Ph.D. strongly preferred. Preference will additionally be given to candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching and who have a sincere interest in advising and mentoring undergraduate students.

Coe's psychology department is an integral part of the college's vibrant interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Organizational Science programs, and has a strong tradition of providing quality mentorship and hands-on research experiences for its students. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student or peer evaluations), diversity statement, unofficial graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation at apply.interfolio.com/40540.

Please use the information below as a guide in preparing your diversity statement:

The Coe College Psychology Department 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 March 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.


Religious Studies (Asian Religions) - Visiting Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time one-year sabbatical replacement in Religious Studies. The successful candidate will have a specialization in Asian religions, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. This is exclusively a teaching position, with the teaching load being 2/3; the position does include healthcare benefits. The candidate must be prepared to teach a survey course in Asian Religions, as well as other introductory Asian Religions courses, and an advanced undergraduate seminar in the spring. The Department 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 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, evidence of teaching excellence, a syllabus for an undergraduate course, and three letters of recommendation at apply.interfolio.com/40421.

Review of applications will begin on February 20, and will continue until the position is filled.


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 March 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.


Sociology - Visiting Assistant Professor

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology. The successful candidate will be a Sociologist with an interest in sociological theory, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. This is exclusively a teaching position, with the teaching load being 2/3; the position does include healthcare benefits.

The candidate must be prepared to teach the Sociological Theory course (junior level class dealing with classical and contemporary perspectives), several sections of Introductory Sociology and at least one other upper level course in the candidate's area of specialization that will contribute to the Sociology major 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 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, diversity statement, evidence of teaching excellence, a syllabus for an undergraduate course, and three letters of recommendation to apply.interfolio.com/40913.

Review of applications will begin on March 10, and will continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Controller / Accounting Manager

Coe College seeks a strategic and knowledgeable Assistant Controller or Accounting Manager to join the Business Office team. This position works in partnership with the Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer/Controller, and Senior Accountant to advance the academic mission of the college by assisting in the management of the accounting necessary to support the strategic initiatives of the college.

This position is responsible for supporting the financial operations, College's annual audit and providing internal and external financial reporting. Additionally, this position works closely with the Chief Business Officer/Controller on long term financial planning, tax exempt capital finance planning, risk management and college property and casualty insurance needs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance (CPA preferred).
  • Minimum of three years experience accounting or auditing experience with $20 million annual revenue in a not-for-profit environment. Higher education experience preferred.
  • Computer experience, including Excel and database, sufficient to meet expectations of the position.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/40948.


Athletic Facilities and Events Coordinator

Coe College, a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC), is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Athletic Facilities and Events Coordinator.

The Coordinator must possess the ability to independently organize and supervise athletic and recreational facilities, special events and community programs. These responsibilities include the marketing, supervision, and organization of various activities making use of over 220,000 square feet of space dedicated to athletic, recreation and community programming. The Coordinator is responsible for the direct supervision of work-study students, reports to the Athletic Director, and will work in conjunction with members of the athletic department staff to accomplish objectives within the rules and regulations set forth by the college, the NCAA and the IIAC.

Qualifications include; Bachelor's Degree required; 1-3 years of facility, event coordination, or marketing experience, ability to adhere to NCAA Division III guidelines, and the desire to build a comprehensive membership and camp program.

The application period for this position has closed.


Marketing Manager

Coe College is seeking a creative and collaborative leader for the position of Marketing Manager. This position is responsible for developing and executing marketing events and materials for the college, leads a marketing team of seven and acts as the liaison between the marketing office and campus. Marketing responsibilities include: admission communication flow, community outreach, recruitment publications, social media, videos and print materials.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing or other related field required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, basic knowledge of html and experience with Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator).
  • Knowledge of electronic communication forms including email, text messages, web and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of professional printing guidelines, paper types and mailing regulations and how they relate to the design of all projects.
  • Experience supervising professional staff members.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • 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 apply.interfolio.com/40730.


Residence Life Area Coordinator

The Area Coordinator is a full-time live-in professional staff member in Residence Life. The Area Coordinator is responsible for creating an active and engaged atmosphere in the area of campus they oversee. Though the Area Coordinators are responsible for multiple residential areas of campus, they assume a joint responsibility for the administration and quality of the entire Residence Life program. The Area Coordinator also serves as a front-line responder in campus emergency situations and will be required to work daytime, on call, and non-traditional hours.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or a related field with residential life experience at the time of hire strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Experience at a residential, liberal arts college and/or experience with housing management software desirable.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication.
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet/database and word processing.
  • 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 apply.interfolio.com/40148.


Stewardship Specialist

Coe College seeks a creative and analytical individual to oversee donor stewardship for the Advancement Office.  This position is responsible for all stewardship activity, ensuring the communication, recognition and acknowledgement of Coe’s donors, and serves as the primary administrator for iModules.  A candidate who is collaborative, organized, and enjoys leading projects will be a great addition to our team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 2-4 years of experience in project management, web and email management applications, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Donor relations and stewardship experience in a higher education environment and experience with relational database preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/41007.