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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

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.

Administrative Assistant

Coe College is seeking an organized and collaborative team member for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Facilities Department. This position provides customer service and acts as a first contact for the maintenance and operations area campus wide. Primary duties include: payroll assistance, maintaining work order and filing systems, bookkeeping, inventory, purchasing, MSDS, and other administrative duties as assigned.


  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in office coordination, administrative accounting and customer service required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Excel and database programs.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

For more information and to apply for the position, follow this link: apply.interfolio.com/44003.

Admission Counselor

Coe College seeks an outgoing and ambitious Admission Counselor! This position is responsible for fulfilling the recruitment goals of the college by identifying, cultivating and maintaining relationships with prospective students, families, and stakeholders. This position will seek commitments of prospective students in attending Coe College through the parameters defined by the Office of Admission. 


  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in student personnel, counseling or related field preferred.
  • College admission experience desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and electronic communication (text, email, social media).
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

Please submit a letter of application, resume and three professional references to apply.interfolio.com/44046

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.


  • 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.

The application period for this position has closed.

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.


  • 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.


Coe College seeks an innovative, creative and detail-oriented Videographer to join the Office of Marketing. This position is responsible for the development of a wide range of photography and video concepts, shooting footage and editing photos and video for a wide variety of promotional materials. The visual assets are primarily used for the recruitment of prospective students and other key stakeholders. In collaboration with the marketing team, the position is responsible for conceptualizing and producing compelling video and photography within the identity and guidelines of the Coe College brand.


  • A bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience with the creation of promotional videos, photography or other relevant experience. Work experience in higher education is desired.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with modern video production software and equipment.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with team members, and maintain a positive atmosphere while working under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous improvement, including the ability to accept and implement constructive feedback.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

Please visit our website at apply.interfolio.com/43680 for additional information and to apply for the position. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and three original videos.