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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.

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

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.

English as a Second Language - Part-time Instructor

Coe College invites applications from persons interested in a part-time teaching position in English as a Second Language. Responsibilities include teaching the following two courses:

  1. ESL-215: Structure and Oral Presentation II on Mon., Wed., Fri. from 9- 9:50 AM. This course focuses on improving oral grammar for low intermediate English speakers.
  2. ESL-235: Topics in Speaking and Listening on Mon., Wed,. Fri. from 11-11:50 PM. This course focuses on practicing speaking and listening skills for varied levels of English speakers.

Other responsibilities include: creating course syllabi that incorporates program guidelines and attending department meetings. Requires an M.A. in TESOL, or an M.A. in related field and TESOL certificate, relevant teaching experience, preferably at the college level, and a successful criminal background review. This position is to begin August 2016. This is a part-time temporary position.

Please send cover letter and resume that identifies three professional references to eslpositions@coe.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Coe College is committed to increasing the diversity of its campus community and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.

Academic Support Specialist in Biology

Coe College's Academic Achievement Program (AAP) and Department of Biology are seeking applications for an Academic Support Specialist in Biology with a strong teaching background in biology to coordinate and develop the skills of peer tutors, and provide supplemental instruction and other academic support to students in first-year and sophomore biology courses.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology required.
  • Master's degree in Biology preferred.
  • One or more years related teaching and/or training.
  • Experience teaching and/or tutoring college biology courses preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

This is a 20 hours per week / 9-month appointment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to https://apply.interfolio.com/36254.

Annual Fund Assistant

Coe College seeks a creative and organized applicant for the Assistant to the Annual Fund. This position will provide administrative support to the Director of the Annual Fund, will serve as the initial contact for the program, and will participate in creation and delivery of donor communication for the Annual Fund. This position will also edit and proof publications, emails/letters, participate in data analysis and reporting, and provide support for the Phonathon program.


  • Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Six months to one year of administrative experience; experience in supporting higher education and/or development preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. Database experience preferred.
  • Experience with website design platforms to create and manage emails, events and pages.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and thorough completion of tasks.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to https://apply.interfolio.com/35981.

Assistant Coach of Men's Baseball

Coe College, a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC), is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Coach for Baseball. This individual will assist the Head Coach in all phases of the Baseball Program. Responsibilities include coaching and recruiting for a NCAA Division III Baseball Program and administrating and supervising the Coe College Summer Camp Program as well as other duties assigned by the Director of Athletics. This position is a ten-month salaried appointment beginning on August 1, 2016, and is eligible for organizational benefits.


  • A Bachelor's degree is required; Master's Degree preferred.
  • Previous coaching and recruiting 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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/36327.

Director of Advancement Services

The Office of Advancement Services is seeking candidates who possess a positive attitude and the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively, with attention to detail. This position is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the operations of the Advancement Services Department in the orderly processing and receipting of contributions made to the College as well as maintaining all biographical data and research elements on the database. Additionally, the Director compiles and disseminates giving data for utilization by Advancement Officers and other departments in the College utilizing technology including: website/iModules, online search tools, EverTrue and JICS.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 2-4 years of experience in gift records and/or accounting for a non-profit company or organization.
  • Experience with a relational database.
  • 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/36209.

Donor Stewardship and Prospect Research Coordinator

Coe College seeks a creative and analytical individual to oversee donor stewardship and prospect research for the Advancement office. This position will orchestrate stewardship communication, manage the administration of restricted donor and grant funds, and conduct research to develop a steady prospect pipeline in support of departmental donor initiatives. A candidate who is collaborative, organized and enjoys data analysis will be a great addition to our team.


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1-3 years of data management, financial management and research experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advancement experience in a higher education environment preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/36355.

Internship Specialist

Coe College is seeking a creative and collaborative Internship Specialist. This newly developed position will be part of a larger college initiative dedicated to external partnerships, academic creativity and entrepreneurship, and careers, and will be primarily responsible for leading initiatives related to internship coordination and placement. Primary duties will include development and maintenance of community and alumni partnerships to generate reciprocal internship opportunities for students, and leadership in program development and strategic planning to ensure internship opportunities are coordinated in ways that complement and support these initiatives.

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Business Administration, Education, Human Resources or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-2 years of recruitment, internship, or experiential learning experience. Development, promotion, and coordination of internship experiences for students in a higher education environment preferred.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/35845.

Marketing Outreach Coordinator

Coe College is seeking an enthusiastic and collaborative team member for the position of Marketing Outreach Coordinator. This position is heavily involved in the creation and maintenance of a favorable public image for Coe College. This is achieved through effectively communicating the programs, accomplishments and brand of the College through community events (both internal and external), fairs, sponsorships and other avenues. The overarching goal of the position is to attract prospective students, donors and friends of the College and retain existing ones while fostering excitement about the Coe brand.


  • Bachelor's degree in communication, business, marketing, public relations or a related field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous improvement, including the ability to accept and implement constructive feedback.
  • 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/36267.

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). The application period for this position has closed.

Print Media Specialist

Coe College seeks an organized and detail-oriented Print Media Specialist. This position will oversee and execute the production of all print-related materials produced by the Coe College Print Production Center and through the Office of Marketing's work with outside print vendors. This position will be charged with developing an understanding of the Coe College visual identity and brand guidelines and applying that knowledge to their daily work. The Print Media Specialist supports printing for faculty, staff, students and departmental needs across the entire campus on a daily basis.


  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in communication, business, marketing, graphic arts or a related field.
  • 2-3 years experience in designing print materials or print production.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

For more information and to apply for this position, see the Coe Employment Opportunities website at https://apply.interfolio.com/35982.

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.


  • 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.