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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.


Grounds Keeper - Recruitment Office Manager (Internal)

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: The Office Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Office of Recruitment.  This will include management of all clerical functions, coordinating on-campus visits from prospective students and families, organizing recruitment events, maintaining the recruitment database, managing student workers, performing all functions relating to bulk mailing, giving campus tours, assisting in tele-recruitment campaigns, representing Northwestern both on and off campus as well as other duties that may be assigned.  This position will require occasional hours beyond the typical work day on weekends and/or holiday breaks.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent is required.  The ideal candidate will possess a great deal of competence in working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint programs, have tremendous people skills and be able to excel in a fast-paced working environment.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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.


Grounds Keeper - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with University benefit package.  Open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Performs routine duties generally associated with grounds work including, but not limited to, mowing, edging, watering, planting foliage, trimming foliage, and cleaning up the University’s campus grounds.  Prepares and maintains beds for shrubs, flowers and ground cover.  Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of campus grounds equipment. Assists in removal of snow, ice, and other debris from sidewalks and parking areas.  Operates a variety of tools and hazardous equipment commonly associated with grounds work including, but not limited to, sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, hoes, shovels, mechanical lawn mower and snow removal equipment.  Attends workshops and in-services as may be required.  Required to do heavy lifting which may exceed 100 pounds.  Assists other departmental staff as needed.  Performs related work as required and assigned.  Assists in emergency situations as called upon.  Special Working Conditions: Required to work outside normal work hours to perform routine work that cannot be performed during normal hours, such as watering, ice and snow control, trash removal, etc.  Must be able to work flexible hours outside in inclement weather, as well as in extreme heat or cold.  Handles hazardous chemicals.  May work in an environment that contains high levels of dust; operate equipment with dangerous noise levels; and handle odoriferous chemicals.  Expected to cheerfully assist other departmental staff as needed.  Performs related work as required and assigned.  Assists in emergency situations as called upon.

Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience in proper pruning, foliage trimming and care preferred.  Basic reading, writing and mathematical skills preferred.  Good attitude and ability to work effectively with others preferred.  Ability to concentrate on the job at hand and to safely and efficiently tackle each job assigned.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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.


TRiO Student Support Services - Project Advisor (Internal)

Available: Immediately.  This is a grant funded position. The grant is a five-year TRiO-SSS grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is in its first 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 one 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 student 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 day’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.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a university setting.
  • Well-developed computer skills including 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. Vita
  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:

Tim Lauderdale
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.


Title III Academic Advisor (Internal)

Available: August 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017.  This position is only a year-long position.

Terms of Employment: 

  • Regular, full-time, twelve-month grant position with university benefit package located within the Title III Office in the Fine Arts Building on the Alva Campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  Note:  This position is only available during the five-year grant term.
  • Regular, full-time employment with RUSO (Regional University System of Oklahoma)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing intrusive, case management advising to underprepared and low-income university students whose ACT scores are below 23.  Title III advisors communicate regularly with their assigned students and faculty and other academic advisors.  The academic advisors may teach several sections of Ranger Connection, the universities freshmen orientation course.
  • Each advisor monitors and evaluates student satisfaction and quality of their academic advising and adjusts their work accordingly.
  • Advisors also respond to institutional reporting needs and produce reports that clearly convey their work to the Director.
  • Advisors participate in professional development related to their job duties and overall SIP objectives.
  • Each advisor works closely with the Director and, at times, the external evaluator related to evaluation of their work and the overall Title III project.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred).  Desired qualities include:  knowledge and experience in working with underprepared students and underrepresented population; ability to work with a diverse student population; working knowledge of advising and counseling procedures at the university level; well-developed computer skills including Microsoft Office.

Federal Funds of $1.57M fund 100% of this five-year sponsored project.  No non-governmental funding sources will be used.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
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-Professional 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.


Head Coach - Men's Basketball

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with University benefit package. Answers to the Director of Athletics in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, located on the Alva Campus. Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of a dynamic NCAA DII Men’s Basketball program at a 4-year state university including, but not limited to activities involved in practice sessions and competition events. Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies. Required to annually pass the NCAA recruiting test before recruiting off campus. Responsible for all documentation required of NWOSU, the Great America Conference, and NCAA to ensure institutional control. Organizes and conducts practice sessions. Submits orders for equipment and is responsible for inventory and issuance of equipment. Recruits and retains a specific number of student-athletes that is required by the Director of Athletics. Responsible for mandatory team study table. Provides complete and accurate required information to all appropriate offices for all official visits. Reviews NCAA rules with student-athletes when necessary and reinforces the importance of compliance. Responsible for the actions of all assistant coaches and staff and the sport’s compliance with NCAA rules. In cooperation with the Director of Athletics and Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, monitors the scheduling process, verifying that the schedule meets NCAA and conference scheduling requirements. Facilitates the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility. Annually declares and receives approval from the Director of Athletics and President for all outside income. Educates student-athletes of NCAA regulations regarding reporting of employment earnings. Furnishes a roster of players for eligibility clarification. Supervises conduct of athletes on trips and at games.

Qualifications: Must exhibit commitment and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Northwestern, the GAC and the NCAA, as well as show a thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance. Experience playing and coaching basketball required. Must be certified in AED/CPR. Position requires strong leadership and communication skills, and the ability to remain calm in situations where emotions are strained. Must demonstrate effective public speaking skills and work well with various news media organizations. Must be committed to both athletic and academic excellence. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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 Professional 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.


Residence Hall Supervisor (Ament Hall)

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 11-month position, with University benefit package.  Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Hall Supervisor’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: day to day operation of a residence hall to include supervision of employees and residents; responsibility for the educational advancement, social development, and safety of the residents; working with public constituencies; developing, promoting, and implementing various residence hall activities within the administered budget.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or university housing experience preferred.  Well-developed computer skills, oral and written communication skills, and organization skills are essential.  The ability to work with diverse populations in a university setting is imperative.  The Hall Supervisor must have enthusiasm, knowledge, and experience working with students and show commitment to a student’s academic, social, and personal success within the residence halls.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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.


Residence Hall Supervisor (South Hall)

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 11-month position, with University benefit package.  Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Hall Supervisor’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: day to day operation of a residence hall to include supervision of employees and residents; responsibility for the educational advancement, social development, and safety of the residents; working with public constituencies; developing, promoting, and implementing various residence hall activities within the administered budget.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or university housing experience preferred.  Well-developed computer skills, oral and written communication skills, and organization skills are essential.  The ability to work with diverse populations in a university setting is imperative.  The Hall Supervisor must have enthusiasm, knowledge, and experience working with students and show commitment to a student’s academic, social, and personal success within the residence halls.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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.


Campus Police Officer - Alva

Available: Immediately.

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Patrols NWOSU campus on foot or in motor vehicle, maintaining radio contact with Alva City Police Department and other NWOSU Campus Officers and employees. 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 on campus.  Interviews and takes statements from victims, witnesses, and suspects; prepares reports which may serve as the basis for criminal prosecution or other subsequent actions.  Conducts legal investigations of crime and accident scenes to gather and preserve physical evidence.  Arrests violators of state law, serves criminal arrest warrants, and escorts prisoners to detention facility.  Enforces traffic and parking regulations, cites offenders, directs traffic, and impounds vehicles.  Provides first aid at the basic life-support level.  Provides security as required for special events, which includes social events, athletic contests, artistic presentations, public expressions, civil disturbances, large-scale criminal incidents, and other emergencies.  Participates in training and public education program presentations; assists with internal in-service training programs.  Performs other tasks designated by the Chief of Campus Police.  Occasional travel required.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Major in law enforcement, psychology or related field preferred.  Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license upon employment.  Must be certified (or certifiable) as a Peace Officer by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.  Should obtain and maintain current CPR certification.

Send Information to:

Tim Lauderdale
 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.


Adjunct Instructor of English

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching Writing and Literacy (remedial course) and/or Composition I & II courses.

Qualifications: Masters in English required.  Preference given to candidates with teaching experience.

Position open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Kathryn Lane
 Chair, Dept. of English, Foreign Language, & Humanities
 Northwestern Oklahoma State University
 709 Oklahoma Blvd.
 Alva, OK 73717
 Email: kelane@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide an application letter and curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three professional references. Only applicants 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.

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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.