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Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor

McPherson College is seeking a full-time Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor.  This position is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position.  This position reports to the Associate VP of Enrollment and is eligible for college benefits.

The Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for extensive contact with prospective students and their families. The position will be expected to manage a pool of prospects for multiple recruiting years as well as contribute to and be responsible for the successful achievement of the overall goals established for the admissions office as well as individual recruitment goals. Duties also include special programs, recruiting events and presentations.

Bachelor’s degree required; 1-2 years experience in a small college setting preferred. Ideal candidate will be skilled at communicating with a diverse range of individuals, energetic in reaching out to prospective students and determined to set and achieve high recruiting goals. Accuracy, organization and attention to detail will be essential.

Travel is required. Additional evening hours once or twice a week with occasional weekend hours.

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

Director of Annual Giving

McPherson College seeks dynamic and innovative candidates for the position of Director of Annual Giving. Work for a college that has the distinction of being nationally recognized eight consecutive years as a “Great College To Work For!”

The Director of Annual Giving opportunity is a full-time, 12-month exempt position and is eligible for the college’s full benefit program, including a tuition reduction benefit after two years of employment, as well as a generous retirement benefit after one year of employment. The position will report to the VP of Advancement.

McPherson College recently announced $1.5 billion in future gift commitments to its endowment. This would be the largest endowment for any small, liberal arts college in the U.S. Further, a comprehensive fundraising campaign—Building Community— which completed in June 2023 with $64 million in gifts, was the largest in the college’s history. A significant portion of the total was received through annual fund gifts.

These transformational donations and commitments have set McPherson College on a trajectory to accomplish what many would consider impossible.

This is an amazing time to join the Advancement team a McPherson College. Whether looking for your first director-level fundraising role or considering a change in workplace culture, this position offers front-line fundraising opportunities, freedom to try new strategies and a college leadership team that is committed to long-term fundraising development.

A successful candidate will be able to implement and execute a donor-centric annual giving program that leads to meaningful, long-term relationships with constituents, allowing them to reach their greatest philanthropic potential. Additionally, this individual will be able to prioritize personal interaction, evaluation of data, implementation of industry best practices, and multi-channel fundraising, so all McPherson College constituents have an opportunity to be involved as donors.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Three years of experience in Higher Ed or non-profit fundraising is preferred; persons with sales/marketing/customer service experience encouraged to apply
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and customer/constituent relationship management software is highly desirable
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a pre-employment background screen which includes a MVR

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

Library Services Assistant

McPherson College welcomes applications for the position of Library Services Assistant. This is a regular, three-quarter time, hourly or non-exempt position and is eligible for full college benefits. The position reports to the college’s Director of Library Services.

Mission: The mission of Miller Library is to provide access to information and to instruct and assist stakeholders in locating, using, and evaluating this information.

The successful candidate will assist in supervising library student employees, interlibrary loan, collection management, campus engagement, cataloging and processing library materials, library marketing, and other duties as assigned by the library director.



Experience: One year of experience with clerical processes and procedures, preferably in a library setting. Supervisory experience preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Interpersonal Skills: Great written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. In partnership with the library director, the successful candidate will work to provide excellent customer service to library patrons, while establishing positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the wider McPherson community. The ideal candidate will be able to multi-task and prioritize effectively. Excellent organization, attention to detail, and customer service skills are required.

Other Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office products is required. Familiarity with library systems preferred, including library catalogs and research databases. Experience in creating digital resources is helpful.

Attendance: Some alternate scheduling will include evenings and/or weekends.

Please complete the online application below to include a cover letter, resume and the contact information of one professional reference.

Athletic Administrative Assistant

McPherson College Athletics Department is seeking energetic, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented applicants for a part-time executive/administrative assistant.  This position is a benefit-eligible, part-time, 12-month, non-exempt or hourly position.

This position provides office management and administrative assistance for the athletic administration staff and the MC coaching staff.  This is a vital management, communications, and multi-dimensional position. This position reports directly to the Athletic Director (or their designee).

Provides administrative and clerical support to the Director of Athletics and department staff. Provides administrative support to students and athletes. Work closely with all athletic administrative staff and other institutional constituents. Given these responsibilities, a high level of confidentiality and efficiency is required. This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively interact with students, parents, faculty, staff, and community constituents. Incumbent must be able to manage time and projects well. Maintaining excellent organizational and computer skills are required, along with accurate record-keeping for supporting the department administrative team. Must be able to multi-task, work under pressure to meet deadlines, focus on work while interruptions occur continually throughout the day, and must work effectively in a busy open office.   Some of the essential functions of this position are:

  • Work with accounts payable to process invoices and monitor budgets.
  • Assist with the monitoring of the department’s student work-study.
  • Provide occasional administrative oversight for home sporting events.
  • Maintain the department’s travel schedule and vehicle rental needs.
  • Take and maintain minutes from staff meetings, Hall of Fame committee and other department/institutional meetings.
  • Perform other clerical duties: photocopy, scan, and email department documents to external and internal constituents, maintain records and office files, pick up and deliver mail and materials, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

A high school diploma and two years of relevant work experience is required. Three years of relevant work experience and familiarity with standard office equipment and the Microsoft Office suite (or equivalent) are preferred.

Some evening and weekend availability is required for this position.

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

Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

McPherson College is seeking outstanding applicants for the college’s Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. This position is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position and is eligible for the college’s full employee benefits plan. Housing may be available in exchange for participation on the student life on-call team.

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

Reporting to the Head Soccer Coach, the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach will assist the head coach in managing all aspects of the program. The assistant coach is responsible for developing, guiding and teaching the game strategies for the sports program and providing the support necessary for the student-athletes to be successful in their athletic and academic endeavors.

Duties include but are not limited to assisting the head coach with recruitment and retention of student-athletes; scouting; scheduling; team travel; summer camps; community service; academic monitoring with integrity; enforcement of team policies and procedures; off-season conditioning; leading training sessions; 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 education and experience preferred.

Easy to apply at the online application below.  Please include your cover letter, resume and names and contacts of three professional references.

No phone calls, please.

The position will be open until filled.

Van Drivers

McPherson College is seeking van drivers to drive 15-passenger vans. These positions are temporary, nonexempt or hourly positions with no expectation of college benefits. These positions report directly the Athletic Department.

Responsibilities will include: operating a passenger bus and transporting McPherson College students and authorized personnel safely and efficiently over specified routes to and from various activities. Position conducts pre-trip inspections; observes safety regulations and policies; enforces discipline on the bus; and performs related work.

This position will require flexible hours, possibly on call, and at a minimum a valid driver’s license, over the age of 21 due to college insurance.  Must be able to pass a background check and take the college’s driving test.

Please complete the on-line application below to include a resume and the name of one professional reference.


McPherson College welcomes application materials for the position of Custodian.

A custodian is a full-time, benefits eligible staff member of the Facilities Management department.  This is a non-exempt or hourly position.

As a staff member, a Custodian is expected to work toward the objectives of the Facilities Management department.  Daily tasks may include: Cleaning college dorms and buildings to include chalkboards and windows, replenishing paper supplies, emptying trash and deep cleaning projects.   A Custodian must be able to work in a team environment, display excellent customer service skills at all times and complete duties within deadlines.

A custodian will be expected to work 40 hours per week – 7am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.   Additional day, evening and occasional weekend hours may be required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities include:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalency is preferred
  2. Ability and willingness to understand and communicate with others including people with diverse opinions and values.
  3. Demonstrate leadership abilities and the embodiment of the college mission related to Scholarship, Participation, and Service.
  4. One year experience with team cleaning and procedures.
  5. The ability to lift, carry, push and/pull objectives and materials of a medium weight up to 30 lbs.

Please complete an application at our Facilities Management office on our college campus between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Or complete the online application below.

This position is open until filled.

McPherson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and people from traditionally under-represented groups.