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Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

McPherson College is seeking an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach with the proven ability to manage a successful program.  This individual will be responsible for daily management, instruction and administration of all phases of the Men’s Basketball program in accordance with all NAIA and College regulations. This individual is also responsible for specific student/athlete instruction on athletic performance, physical health, and sport team concepts specific to basketball.  Finally, this individual is responsible for providing the instruction and teaching necessary for the student-athletes to be successful in their athletic and academic endeavors. This individual collaborates with the Head Men’s Basketball Coach and all coaching staff to ensure a positive student-athlete experience.

Specific areas of responsibility include: instructing on practice, game preparation and strategy; assistant coach and support staff supervision; recruitment of prospective student-athletes; retention of student-athletes, monitoring the academic progress of the Men’s Basketball student-athletes; preparation and oversight of budget; community outreach; and program-specific and departmental fundraising.

The successful candidate must possess and will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills, a strong work ethic and self-motivation, the ability and willingness to be a positive role model, department member and representative of the college.

Bachelor’s Degree is required, three years of collegiate coaching experience is preferred.   This is a 12-month, part-time exempt position.  This position offers full college benefits to include a graduate school tuition remission benefit and housing.    This position reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach.  This position may include student life responsibilities.

Please complete the online application below with a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references.

No phone calls.

This position is open until filled.

Assistant Softball Coach

McPherson College is seeking an Assistant Softball Coach with the proven ability to manage a successful program.  This individual will be responsible for daily management, instruction and administration of all phases of the softball l program in accordance with all NAIA and College regulations. This individual is also responsible for specific student/athlete instruction on athletic performance, physical health, and sport team concepts specific to basketball.  Finally, this individual is responsible for providing the instruction and teaching necessary for the student-athletes to be successful in their athletic and academic endeavors. This individual collaborates with the Head Softball Coach and all coaching staff to ensure a positive student-athlete experience.

Specific areas of responsibility include: instructing on practice, game preparation and strategy; assistant coach and support staff supervision; recruitment of prospective student-athletes; retention of student-athletes, monitoring the academic progress of the softball student-athletes; preparation and oversight of budget; community outreach; and program-specific and departmental fundraising.

The successful candidate must possess and will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills, a strong work ethic and self-motivation, the ability and willingness to be a positive role model, department member and representative of the college.

This is a part-time, 12-month, exempt position.  This position also comes with college benefits, including graduate school reimbursement, housing and reports to the Head Softball Coach. This position may have student life responsibilities.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Previous participation and/or coaching experience at the college level is preferred.

To apply, please complete the online application below and include a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references.

No phone calls.

Director of Academic Advising and Student Success

McPherson College seeks dynamic and innovative candidates for the position of Director of Academic Advising and Student Success for a nationally recognized Great College to Work For. This is a 12-month, full-time position with a generous benefits package, including full tuition remission after two years of employment and retirement contribution. This position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Director of Academic Advising and Student Success leads in academic development and advising. A key responsibility is the design, implementation, and oversight of a new academic advising model. As an integral part of the campus retention focus, this position is also responsible for a comprehensive program that promotes and enhances academic development for all students. The director will also oversee all academic accommodations for students.

The Director of Academic Development supervises four professional advisors in addition to the Coordinators of the Writing Center, Student Success, and Athletic Academic Success.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees are required.
  • Teaching experience and managing a team are preferred.
  • Experience with managing academic accommodations and familiarity with regulations of academic accommodations is preferred.
  • Administrative experience in secondary or post-secondary institutions preferred.

The basic work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This position will also require evening and weekend hours to accommodate student schedules for tutoring or other activities.

Compensation:  Salary based on qualifications.

Please complete the online application below and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Position is open until filled.

Athletic Academic Support Specialist

McPherson College is seeking an energetic multi-tasker to join its Center for Academic Development (CAD) team. The Athletic Academic Support Specialist will help develop and implement academic support services for the college’s undergraduates with a special emphasis on at-risk student-athletes.

The Athletic Academic Support Specialist is a full-time, exempt position. The successful applicant will be eligible for college benefits and will report to the Director of Academic Development.

The ideal candidate is capable of engaging diverse student populations in a fast-paced environment and working across the campus community to foster and support student persistence.

The Athletic Academic Support Specialist’s responsibilities will include collaborating with athletics to help support and monitor the academic success of student-athletes; assist in the development and implementation of a peer mentoring program for at-risk student-athletes, working with peer tutors to coordinate supplemental instruction, individual tutoring, group tutoring, writing center services, and academic workshops; helping to provide academic support services for students with disabilities; and assisting in Early Warning Team and department retention efforts.

The ideal candidate would possess at least one year of experience working with at-risk students from diverse backgrounds in residential life or academic support in a higher educational setting and have earned a bachelor’s degree. Experience as a college student-athlete and with peer mentoring programs is preferred. College-level writing, math, and science skills are expected.  Additionally, excellent interpersonal communication skills are essential and proficiency in using Microsoft Office products is expected. Advanced-level ability with Excel is desirable.

Please complete the online application below and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

The position is open until filled.

Controller

McPherson College seeks outstanding applicants for the full-time, 12-month, exempt position of Controller. This position reports to the VP of Finance and is eligible for college benefits.

Essential functions include but are not limited to directing financial reporting and accounting activities of the college; work to transform systems, processes and controls; create and administer policies and procedures aimed at maintaining a strong fiscal operation and controlling the assets of the college; directing financial audits; compliance with state and federal regulations; involvement in budgeting, analysis and forecasting; providing strong leadership for business office staff and building an effective team; interpret technical financial information presented in various formats in order to analyze, record, and report in the financial system; communicate effectively, positively, and professionally with management, students, staff, faculty and vendors.

Qualifications include:

  • A college degree is required in Accounting or a related field. A licensed CPA or plan to sit for the exam is preferred. Minimum of 3 years of progressive accounting, management and administrative experience required.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Organized self-starter, who pays attention to detail and is able to work on a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and financial software, preferably in an academic environment.
  • Experience managing a team, preferably a business, accounting or finance team, to include the planning and directing the work of others.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects in a busy office environment.
  • Honesty, integrity, and confidentiality are imperative.

Apply via the online application below and include cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references.

The position is open until filled.

Director of Residence Life

McPherson College seeks dynamic and innovative candidates for the live-on position of Director of Residence Life.

McPherson College is a career-oriented, liberal arts institution. It is located in McPherson, Kansas, about one hour north of Wichita, the largest city in the state.  Founded in 1887 by members of the Church of the Brethren, the college remains committed to the values of the church: peace and justice, ethical behavior, and putting faith into action. The mission of McPherson College is to develop whole persons through scholarship, participation and service. The college has a primarily residential student body of over 800 with 33% minority and has been identified as a rising Hispanic-serving institution.

This position is a live-on 12-month position.  This is a full-time position and serves in a rotating on-call. This position is eligible for college benefits and reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

A successful candidate must be a student-centered and assessment-driven individual focused on developing the academic and personal success of all students. The Director of Residence Life is the primary administrator of the residence life program.  In this live-in or–on position, the Director of Residence Life is responsible for developing and implementing a rich and positive residential experience while prioritizing the safety and health of students.  This position oversees Resident Assistants, residential programming and functions, the creation of the Residence Hall Association, and assists with housing operations and student conduct.

The ideal candidate will exercise a high level of discretion and judgment in the day-to-day operation, embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion, and possesses strong problem-solving skills.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required (Education, Counseling, or Social Work preferred); master preferred. Higher education experience preferred.

Compensation: Salary based on qualifications. Remuneration includes a monthly salary, an unfurnished apartment including utilities, college benefits, and a meal plan.

Application Instructions: Please complete the online application below a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references required.  The desired application date of September 1, 2022, with an anticipated start date of September 15, 2022.

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

McPherson College is seeking an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach with the proven ability to manage a successful program.  This individual will be responsible for daily management, instruction and administration of all phases of the Women’s Basketball program in accordance with all NAIA and College regulations. This individual is also responsible for specific student/athlete instruction on athletic performance, physical health, and sport team concepts specific to basketball.  Finally, this individual is responsible for providing the instruction and teaching necessary for the student athletes to be successful in their athletic and academic endeavors. This individual collaborates with the Head Women’s Basketball Coach and all coaching staff to ensure a positive student-athlete experience.

Specific areas of responsibility include: instructing on practice, game preparation and strategy; assistant coach and support staff supervision; recruitment of prospective student-athletes; retention of student-athletes, monitoring the academic progress of the Women’s Basketball student athletes; preparation and oversight of budget; community outreach; and  program specific and departmental fundraising.

The successful candidate must possess and will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills, strong work ethic and self-motivation, the ability and willingness to be a positive role model, department member and representative of the college.

Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters’ preferred; three years of collegiate coaching experience is preferred.   This is a 12 month, full time, exempt, temporary position.  This position is not benefits eligible.  Additionally, this position reports to the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

McPherson College, in McPherson, KS, is a four year church-related, career-oriented liberal arts institution with membership in the NAIA and the KCAC.  The College’s mission is to develop whole persons through scholarship, participation and service.

Please complete the online application below with a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references.

No phone calls.

This position is open until filled.

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball – Grad Asst

McPherson College welcomes applications for assistant coach for women’s basketball.

This is a part-time, 10 month, exempt position with graduate school tuition reimbursement benefit. This position also comes with college benefits, room and reports to the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

The primary responsibility will be to assist the head coach in all facets of the program, including, but not limited to, the recruitment of quality student-athletes, organization and planning of practices, game preparation, administrative duties, scouting, monitoring of student-athlete academic progress and student life and/or residence hall responsibilities.  This coach is responsible for providing the instruction and teaching necessary for the student athletes to be successful in their athletic and academic endeavors.   This individual is also responsible for specific student/athlete instruction on athletic performance, physical health, and sport team concepts specific to basketball.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Previous participation and/or coaching experience at the college level is preferred.

To apply, please complete the online application below and include a cover letter, resume and three professional letters of reference, which include name and contact information.

No phone calls.

This position is open until filled.

Vice President for Academic Affairs

As the leader of the comprehensive instructional program, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will work closely with the faculty and the Provost to achieve strategic goals related to academic growth and innovation.

Please review the Vice President for Academic Affairs Prospectus.

 

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

  • Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited college or university
  • Commitment to teaching, learning, and academic growth that leads to student success
  • Demonstrated teaching and/or leadership/administrative experience in a post-secondary institution
  • Collaborative approach to working with other areas on campus such as student affairs, enrollment, admissions, and athletics
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Proven record of ethical, trustworthy, and credible conduct
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Ability to delegate while maintaining accountability
  • Understanding of shared governance and how to balance the faculty needs with administrative expectations for the good of the students

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the college’s comprehensive instructional program, serving as a leader in the development and administration of academic policy and procedure
  • Coordinates the work of the division chairpersons, department chairs, and all teaching faculty including the coordination of academic committee meetings.
  • Leads faculty recruitment, professional development, and evaluation, making recommendations to the Provost
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of related program budgets; including forecasting funds required for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors division expenditures
  • Works in close coordination with the Provost and others on campus to align academic priorities to the college’s strategic plan
  • Performs other duties as may be requested from time to time by the Provost or President

Expectations:

  • Remain apprised, informed, and educated about administrative policies as well as faculty and staff policies
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching, learning, and academic excellence to promote student success
  • Seek out innovative solutions to challenges
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of all departmental functions and activities
  • Encourage faculty morale through clear planning, listening, and communication
  • Communicate regularly and effectively
  • Model integrity, trust, and confidentiality
  • Serve as an informative resource regarding all aspects of the Academic department
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of members of the College community, including those with disabilities

 

Application Process

Applications are invited at the online application below. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and letter of application that address the responsibilities and requirements described in job posting. The names and contact information of three references should be included with the application materials. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

 

Confidential inquiries may be sent to hr@mcpherson.edu

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Cross Country Coach

McPherson College, in McPherson, KS, is a career-oriented liberal arts institution with membership in the NAIA and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position, which reports to the Director of Track and Field.  This position is eligible for college benefits.

The Assistant Cross Country Coach will assist the director in managing all aspects of the program in an environment of teaching and learning.   Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting the director with recruitment and retention of student-athletes; scouting; scheduling; team travel; community service; academic monitoring with integrity; enforcement of team policies and procedures; off-season conditioning; leading training sessions and knowledge of and adherence to college, conference and NAIA rules and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and intercollegiate playing experience required.

Preferred Qualifications: Coaching experience at a higher education institution preferred.

The ability to travel, as well as having a valid driver’s license, is a requirement of this position.

Applicants should submit their application materials to the online application below and should include a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three professional references.

No phone calls accepted.

Position will be open until filled.