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Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus, state-assisted regional institution in the Oklahoma System of Higher Education and is accredited by the North Central Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The student population is approximately 2,300 students. Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Campus Police Officer - Alva Campus (Internal)

Available: Immediately.

Terms of Employment: Regular, Full-Time, 12-month position with university benefits package. Position based on the Alva Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Patrols the area of NWOSU campus on foot, via golf cart, or in a patrol vehicle, and is in radio contact with Alva Police Department, Woods County Sheriff’s Office, or any other department that may work with from adjacent jurisdictions, and other NWOSU campus officers and employees. Also performs security functions as sporting and other special events on the Alva Campus, upon direction by the Chief of Police
  • Must have knowledge of the jurisdiction, being aware not only of the physical characteristics and geographical boundaries, but also of the normal routine of events
  • Interviews and takes statements from victims, witnesses, and suspects, preparing reports which may serve as the basis for criminal prosecution or other subsequent actions
  • Conducts investigations of crime and accident scenes to gather and preserve physical evidence
  • Arrests violators of city ordinances and state law, serving criminal arrest warrants, and escorting prisoners to a detention facility, preparing associated documentation
  • Enforces traffic and parking regulations, cites offenders, and directs traffic, impounding vehicles and preparing associated documentation
  • Provides first aid at the Basic Life Support level
  • Serves as a courier transporting cash, negotiable instruments, and other items, materials and documents to and from various financial institutions and campus offices
  • Provides security as required for special events, including but not limited to social events, athletic contests, artistic presentations, public expressions, civil disturbances, large-scale criminal incidents and other emergencies
  • Participates in training and public education program presentation, assisting in conducting internal in-service training programs
  • Implement all required elements in the Northwestern TRiO-SSS grant application
  • Performs other tasks designated by the Chief of Campus Police
  • May require travel

Qualifications: 

  • Must be certified or certifiable as a Peace Officer by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET). Certification must be completed within the first six months of employment unless an extension is granted by CLEET
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license upon employment
  • Should obtain and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification (American Heart Association Heart Saver)
  • If not previously CLEET certified, must successfully pass the state-mandated POSSE test
  • Must have taken the MMPI-2 within the last five years, receiving “suitable for law enforcement employment” designation by the psychologist administering the test
  • Primary personal characteristics should include integrity, loyalty, leadership, empathy, understanding, stability and maturity
  • Must have no felony convictions, nor convictions for crimes of moral turpitude
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation
  • High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree or prior college credits preferred – preferred major in law enforcement, psychology or related field

Send Information to:

Cheryl Ellis      
Human Resources Director      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a signed NWOSU Job Application form for Non-Exempt Staff Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Marketing and Communications Manager

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the writing and design of all Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association marketing and communication documents, including the Annual Report, roundUP (alumni magazine), brochures, PowerPoint presentations, press releases, event invitations, postcard announcements, and other direct mail and written correspondence as required. This individual is responsible for photography, video projects, and for the distribution of all marketing and communication materials through bulk mail and social media venues. This position also includes social media and web content/design projects. This individual must be comfortable with interviewing subjects for content to be used in various communication pieces.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Individual must possess superb communication skills to include writing, speaking and listening. Individual should convey a positive spirit of cooperation and be a self-starter. Creativity and an understanding of strategic planning are essential. Other qualifications include the ability to work with administration, faculty and staff; the ability to work with students in a pleasant and helpful manner; and a working knowledge of higher education. Working knowledge of and/or experience with Adobe InDesign software and knowledge of AP style are preferred. Specific understanding of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, as well as the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association, is also helpful.

Closing Date: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled

Send letter of inquiry and resume to:

John Allen
Director, Alumni Relations
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jwallen@nwosu.edu


Student Support Services Project Advisor (Internal)

Available: Immediately. This is a grant funded position – we are in year two of the grant. The grant is a five-year TRiO-SSS grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is in its second year. Funding for the grant is 86% ($1.04M) federal funds and 14% ($138,830) NWOSU funds

Terms of Employment: Regular full-time 12-month position with current university benefit package. Position based on the NWOSU Alva Campus. The successful candidate will provide assistance and support to first generation, income eligible and students with disabilities to ensure their retention and graduation from Northwestern. The salary specified in the grant is $25,000 for year two of the grant. Preference will be given to applicants who have succeeded in college by overcoming the disadvantages and circumstances like those of the targeted population.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Implement and coordinate activities in accordance with all TRiO – Student Support Services regulations
  • Assist parents and students in preparing for college including FAFSA completion, planning for success in college, enrolling in the summer bridge program, as needed, etc
  • Assist students with success in college through personal interaction, workshops and other forms of assistance
  • Develop an annual needs assessment for individual academic and services for TRiO-SSS students
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of skill workshops for students
  • Organize, lead and/or participate in educational, social and/or programmatic events and meetings
  • Participate in training activities appropriate to the grant
  • Work closely and effectively with student tutors and mentors
  • Work with Northwestern TRiO-SSS students, faculty and staff to ensure the grant objectives are met in a timely fashion
  • Create time and effort certifications that document each month’s work
  • Implement all required elements in the Northwestern TRiO-SSS grant application
  • Lead or participate in events that may occur in the evenings or on weekends
  • Other duties as assigned by the Project Director

Qualifications: 

  • Enthusiasm, knowledge and experience in working with low income, first generation and/or students with disabilities and their parents
  • Professional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a university setting
  • Well-developed computer skills including StudentAccess, word processing and spreadsheets
  • Show commitment to access of higher education for low income, first generation and students with disabilities
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) in Student Development, Higher Education or related field
  • To apply, send
  1. Letter of interest
  2. NWOSU application for faculty/administration/professional employment ( http://www.nwosu.edu/Websites/NWOSU/Images/Forms-Docs/appprof.doc)
  3. Resume
  4. Transcripts (unofficial acceptable with application - official needed if invited for visit)
  5. Names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references

Send Information to:

Cheryl Ellis      
Human Resources Director      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Printing Services Assistant

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with university benefit package. Located at the Alva NWOSU Printing Services Office. Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Data entry, maintenance of billing invoices, graphic design work, ordering supplies, requesting quotes from vendors, payment of operating bills, tracking budgets, operation of all equipment, completing all jobs ensuring delivery to the appropriate departments, and supervising student workers.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required

Send Information to:

Cheryl Ellis      
Human Resources Director      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Nursing Faculty (Ponca City)

Available: August 14, 2017

Terms of Employment: Nine month position based in Ponca City. Salary based on qualifications and experience, but determined by the Executive Vice President and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Duties and Responsibilities: Plan, guide, implement and evaluate learning experiences of students in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner. Understanding of programs related to alternative entry and progression for students who already are licensed as an LPN/LVN or ADN. Additionally, the faculty member will have the following essential functions: Provide effective methods of student evaluation for clinical and class content. Actively participate in curriculum planning, development, and revision, demonstrating teaching competencies in the classroom. Be a liaison with communities and facilities interested in supporting students in alternative entry programs. Participate in and develop marketing activities designed to recruit students to any nursing program. Communicate effectively with personnel using appropriate channels. Serve as academic advisor to assigned students. Participate in school activities and serve on school committees. Assist the Division Chair in recruitment of faculty and students. Support and participate in ongoing research within the school and/or initiate studies as an individual or member of a research team. Participate in local and state professional nursing associations. Collaborate with colleagues in nursing and other disciplines. Demonstrate knowledge of current trends in nursing education and nursing service. Participate actively in community service health-care activities.

Qualifications: Doctorate in nursing or related field preferred; master’s degree with a major in nursing required. Two years full-time practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting required. Prior teaching experience required. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Dedication to the advancement of nursing and the nursing profession. Potential for leadership in nursing and nursing education. Currently licensed as Registered Nurse in State of Oklahoma.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Shelly Wells
Chair - Division of Nursing
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email:scwells@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume with three professional references and complete a NWOSU application for faculty employment ( http://www.nwosu.edu/Websites/NWOSU/Images/Forms-Docs/appprof.doc). Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Athletic Trainer Certified (AATC)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a full-time 12-month full benefits position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for athletic injury prevention and risk management; recognition, evaluation, and assessment of athletic injuries; immediate care of injury and illness; rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries; organization and administration of health care for athletes; and professional development. This position will be responsible for at least one class course instruction per semester. Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred. Must be National Athletic Trainer's Association certified, or currently eligible for said certification. Athletic Training License or current eligibility for licensure in the State of Oklahoma required.

Send Information to:

Cheryl Ellis      
Human Resources Director      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a signed NWOSU Job Application form for Faculty - Administration Positions along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.



Athletic Training Teaching Assistant

Available: August 1, 2017

Position Summary: The NWOSU Sports Medicine Department is seeking applicants for an Athletic Training Teaching Assistant. This position will report to the Head Athletic Trainer and is responsible for students and student athletes. The Athletic Training Teaching Assistant is responsible for educating student athletes in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program.

The Athletic Training Teaching Assistant will also be responsible for educating student workers, interested in an Athletic Training career, in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of student athletes’ injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program.

The Athletic Training Teaching Assistant is responsible for collaborating with NWOSU’s Head Team Physician, Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Trainer, and other Athletic Training Teaching Assistants in instructing student athletes and student workers on the most current and up to date procedures in prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University's comprehensive sports medicine program.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Teach student athletes appropriate exercises for the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.
  • Teach student workers appropriate exercises for the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.
  • Teach student workers evaluation techniques of athletic injuries while demonstrating on student athletes’ injuries.
  • Demonstrate and teach to student athletes how to treat and rehabilitate their athletic injuries.
  • Teach student workers appropriate exercises to treat specific athletic injuries.
  • Teach appropriate counseling and education techniques to student workers while demonstrating on student athletes.
  • Demonstrate and teach student workers how to perform athletic training administrative duties.
  • Assist with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions.
  • Supervision, education and recruitment of student workers.
  • Demonstrate and teach student workers appropriate record keeping and documentation procedures before, during and after working with student athletes.
  • Transport student athletes to scheduled visits with NWOSU team physicians, doctors and other allied health professionals.
  • Work with NWOSU team physicians, doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student athletes by demonstrating and instructing the Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Trainer, other Teaching Assistant Athletic Trainers, coaches, student workers and student athletes the diagnosis and recommendations during a doctor evaluation.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • NATA BOC certified or eligible to sit for national exam.
  • Oklahoma licensed or eligible for licensure.
  • Current First Responder certification through the American Red Cross or BLS for Healthcare Providers certification through the American Heart Association.
  • Valid driver's license required.

Salary Range and Benefits:

  • $10,000 stipend for 10-month appointment
  • Tuition waiver for NWOSU graduate school

Send Information to:

Cheryl Ellis      
Human Resources Director      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: apply@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a signed NWOSU Job Application form for Faculty - Administration Positions along with cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Adjunct Nursing Faculty

Available: Fall and Spring Semesters

Terms of Employment: Part-time Semester openings, 8 to 16 hours per week for 16 weeks. Competitive salaries.

Duties and Responsibilities: Clinical adjunct opportunities in Medical/Surgical Nursing, Mental Health, Critical Care Nursing and Maternal Child Nursing.

Qualifications: Master’s degree with a major in nursing required. Two years full-time practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting required and currently licensed as Registered Nurse in State of Oklahoma. Prior teaching experience preferred.

Send Information to:

Dr. Shelly Wells      
Chair, Division of Nursing      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: scwells@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume with three professional references and complete a NWOSU application for faculty employment ( http://www.nwosu.edu/Websites/NWOSU/Images/Forms-Docs/appprof.doc). Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.


Applicants must list specific job openings on their application form and cover letter in order to be included in the applicant pool for that opening.

Application for Faculty - Administration - Professional positions - PDF

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Application for Non Exempt Staff Positions - PDF

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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

This institution, in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal laws and regulations, and to the extent required by law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Inquiries concerning the application of these programs should be made to Calleb Mosburg, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 709 Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, OK 73717, (580) 327-8415.