Employment Overview

Employment

Job Openings at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus, state-assisted regional institution in the Oklahoma System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission 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. 

We offer a number of exciting employment opportunities in an environment that supports personal and professional growth. The University offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive healthcare insurance package, and participation in the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System. A list of job openings and their descriptions is provided below.

Our application forms at right are fillable PDFs. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print these documents. If you do not have this program installed on your computer, you can download a free copy at: http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html#reader.

Please read all instructions carefully before downloading and installing. These fillable PDF forms work best in Google Chrome, but in Firefox you will need to save the form first to enable the fillable PDF. Please contact Human Resources at apply@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8530 if you would prefer to receive a paper copy of any application form.

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.

Employee benefits information is provided at the link above. You also may view the Northwestern Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, available for all current and prospective students and employees.


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.


Shuttle Driver - Student Services

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: This position is on an as-needed basis and does not guarantee weekly hours. Most hours will be obtained at the start and end of each semester with occasional hours around school breaks.

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits.  Candidates will be responsible for shuttling students to and from various locations, including but not limited to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport in Wichita, KS and Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, OK.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Candidates must have a clean driving record and have personal vehicle insurance.

Send Information to:

Natalie Nichols      
International Student Office
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: nmnichols@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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Campus Police Officer (Part-Time)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits.  Responsible for patrolling the campus, securing buildings, working investigations and accident scenes;  making arrests for violators of state laws and preparing associated documentation; enforcing traffic and parking regulations, issuing citations, impounding vehicles and directing traffic; working special events as needed.  This position will require working some nights and weekends and job-related travel.  Performs other tasks as designated by the Chief of Campus Police.  Part-time and reserve police officers may work up to 29 hours per week, but are required to work a minimum of one eight-hour shift per week.

Qualifications: High School diploma required, College degree preferred.  Must be full-time CLEET certified or CLEET  or Reserve CLEET certified...or certifiable within 6 months of employment.

Send Information to:

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

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Athletic Training Teaching Assistant (Graduate Assistant)

Available: Fall 2020

Position Summary: The NWOSU Sports Medicine Department is seeking applicants for (2) Athletic Training Teaching Assistants. This position will report to the Head Athletic Trainer and 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 Assistant is also responsible for traveling with assigned sport(s).

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.

Primary 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 recordkeeping 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/Benefits:

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

Start Date:

  • 8/1/2020

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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Campus Police Officer - Alva Campus

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

Available: Immediately

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.
  • 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 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Nursing Adjunct Faculty

Available: Until Filled

Location: Enid Campus

Terms: Contract position for AY 2021-2022 Clinical Instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities: Plan, guide, implement and evaluate learning experiences of students in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner. Communicate effectively with personnel using appropriate channels.  Collaborate with colleagues in nursing and other disciplines.  Demonstrate knowledge of current trends in nursing education and nursing service.

Qualifications: Must meet the Oklahoma Board of Nursing’s requirements for Nursing Faculty.  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. Currently licensed as Registered Nurse in State of Oklahoma.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Shelly Wells      
Chair, Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
Email: scwells@nwosu.edu

Electronic applications are preferred, via email as PDF attachments. 

Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume that includes contact information for at least 3 professional references, an NWOSU application for faculty and a copy of academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment).

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Residence Hall Supervisor (Fryer 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 with 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:

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 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Mass Communication - Strategic Communication

Position Available: Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mass Communication—Strategic Communication. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the vice president for academic affairs and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Available: January 2023

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to teach 27 credit hours of mass communication and strategic communication coursework per academic year and to serve as adviser to a newly formed, student-operated public relations ag. Tenure-track positions include committee participation and academic advisement beginning in the second year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in strategic communication/public relations, mass communication, or related field; professional experience in strategic communication; and teaching experience in higher education.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in mass communication or related field required for instructor-level rank on non-tenure track; terminal degree awarded prior to the start of the spring 2023 semester required for rank of assistant professor on tenure track; professional experience in public relations (or related field) or teaching experience in higher education. Candidate must meet Higher Learning Commission standards for faculty qualification.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steve Maier      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Email submission of application materials as PDF attachments is encouraged. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty, and academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment.)

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Nursing Faculty

Available: One full-time position available in the Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice.  Position will start in August 2022.

Location: Prefer Oklahoma resident.  Didactic courses offered online. Requirement of a minimum of three assigned weeks at the Alva campus per academic year (August, May, and July).

Terms of Employment: Twelve-month position.  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 BSN-to-DNP students in clinical and classroom settings, demonstrating skill as a clinical practitioner. Carry an appropriate didactic and clinical teaching load as determined by the DNP Program Director, Division Chair, and the Assistant Vice President for Academics/Dean of Faculty. Demonstrate knowledge of current trends in nursing education and nursing service. Demonstrate competence in the online classroom and on-campus skills practice lab. Serve as an academic advisor to assigned students.  Participate in Program, Division, and University activities, projects, and committees as assigned. Active participation in regional, state, and national professional nursing organizations with travel as needed for clinical supervision, teaching, and meetings.  Graduate faculty teaching in the Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice must maintain one day of clinical practice time per week during the academic sessions.

Qualifications: Doctorate in nursing (PhD, or DNP) required. Current national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP or ANCC) required. Current unencumbered or eligibility for the APRN -CNP license in the state of Oklahoma required.  Current unencumbered RN license in Oklahoma or holder of the e-NLC multi-state RN license required. Two years of full-time practice as a APRN - Family Nurse Practitioner in a clinical setting required. Must meet the faculty qualifications as defined by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing with successful completion of a drug screen and national background check.  Prior teaching experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Dedication to the advancement of nursing and the nursing profession. Potential for leadership in nursing and nursing education.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steve Maier      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Electronic applications are preferred, via email as PDF attachments

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, an NWOSU application for faculty (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//exempt-employee-ap-fillable.pdf), and academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment.)

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Nursing Faculty

Available: August 8, 2022.

Location: Alva or Woodward Campus.

Terms of Employment: Nine-month position.  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. An understanding of programs related to alternative entry and progression for students who already are licensed as an LPN/LVN or ADN as well as for programs for traditional generic-entry BSN students is essential.  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, practice laboratory, and clinical settings.
  • Be a liaison with communities and facilities interested in supporting students in any of the nursing 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 and Program Directors 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.
  • Periodic travel to the different program delivery sites is required.

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

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steve Maier      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Electronic applications are preferred, via email as PDF attachments

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, an NWOSU application for faculty (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//exempt-employee-app-fillable.pdf), and academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment.)

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Mass Communication - Broadcast Journalism

Position Available: Nine-month, full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Mass Communication—Broadcast Journalism. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the vice president for academic affairs and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Available: January 2023

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to teach 27 credit hours of mass communication and broadcast journalism (audio and video production and performance) per academic year and to serve as broadcast adviser for student productions such as podcasts, livestreams, and weekly TV newscasts. Tenure-track positions include committee participation and academic advisement beginning in the second year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in broadcast journalism, mass communication, or related field; professional experience in broadcast journalism; and teaching experience in higher education.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in mass communication, broadcast journalism, or related field required for instructor-level rank on non-tenure track; terminal degree awarded prior to January 2023 required for rank of assistant professor on tenure track; professional experience in broadcast media (or related field) or teaching experience in higher education. Candidate must meet Higher Learning Commission standards for faculty qualification.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steve Maier      
Dean of Faculty    
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Email submission of application materials as PDF attachments is encouraged. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty, and academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment.)

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Custodian (Part-Time) - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Part-time Custodian (29 hours), Alva Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: Sweep, mop, strip, wax, and buff floors.  Dust and clean offices, classrooms, halls, restrooms, and other assigned areas.  Vacuum and shampoo all carpets, rugs, and mats.  Collect and remove trash from interior and exterior of buildings.  Wash walls and windows, chalkboards and marker boards.  Replenish soap, paper towels, and toilet tissue where needed.  Sweep sidewalks, clear snow, and spread ice melt when conditions warrant.  Plant, weed, fertilize, and water flowers, grass, and newly planted trees and shrubbery.  Heavy lifting required which may exceed 50 pounds.

Qualifications: One-year experience in building or institutional custodial work preferred.  Sufficient knowledge of materials, methods, and practices used in cleaning operations preferred.

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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Academic Coordinator, Office of Upward Bound Math & Science

Date Posted: August 31, 2022

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Under minimal supervision, the Academic Coordinator will be responsible for the advisement and counseling of students participating in the Upward Bound program. Specific duties include providing participants career exploration opportunities along with student support services, coordinating program and student needs, coordinating curriculum activities, documenting and monitoring student progress, assisting with maintenance of student database, directing tutors for activities, providing presentations at target schools regarding postsecondary enrollment, assisting with recruitment at target schools, obtaining student’s records and evaluating performance of students/project.

Qualifications: A baccalaureate degree in education, counseling or closely related field is required. Desired skills include recruiting and relating to disadvantaged students through Upward Bound activities, communicating effectively, multi-tasking and working with deadlines, maintaining confidentiality, interpreting federal policies and regulations, exhibiting organization and attention to detail.

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 resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed university employment application form for non-exempt employment. 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. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply.

Division of Business Faculty

Position Available: Nine-month, full-time, lecturer or tenure track assistant professor of general business or marketing. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the vice president for academic affairs and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Available: January 2023

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be based on the Northwestern Alva campus. Teaching load will be 12-15 credit hours of undergraduate business courses per semester. Additional responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, assessment of student learning, committee participation, and community involvement.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD or DBA in Business Administration or Marketing from an accredited university. Preference will be given to candidates with previous university teaching experience, experience as a corporate manager or business owner and a strong academic background. Placement on tenure track conditional upon successful completion of doctoral degree. Prior experience with online teaching and online course development a plus.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • MBA from an accredited university
  • ACBSP qualified in general business and/or marketing
  • Business experience
  • Experience teaching at a post-secondary institutional level

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Steve Maier      
Dean of Faculty    
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: sjmaier@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty, and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment).

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are encouraged to apply. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

RUSO Government Relations Officer

Position Level:

Leadership

Position Overview:

Responsible for all facets of the Board’s relationships with municipal, county, tribal, state, and federal governments. Develops the institutional comprehensive strategy in connecting governments and communities in support of the Board’s goals. Works with senior leadership, staff and faculty to increase the Board’s visibility among government leaders and agencies. Serves as a liaison between the Board and other agencies/departments and other organizations on governmental relations matters. Maintains a frequent physical presence at the Capitol during the legislative session in order to build relationships that benefit the university. Represents the Board on state committees, attends meetings and conferences as appropriate. Educates public officials on issues of importance to the Board, and to the Board leaders on issues important to public officials. Research, monitor, analyze, and evaluate legislation, regulation and public policy issues that may have an impact on the Board. Coordinates special projects on behalf of the Board. Performs other related duties as assigned in consultation with the Board.

Specific Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops and manages government relations strategies advancing the Board’s agenda.
  • Tracks priority legislation and with consultation from the Board, provides recommendations to the Board about pending policy changes.
  • Advises the Board and university leadership on government affairs issues.
  • Establishes and implements short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for the Board’s government relations and public affairs efforts.
  • Reviews current state law and recommends legislative and regulatory changes to improve Board and university operations, efficiency, and funding.
  • Drafts and prepares legislative proposals for statutory improvements to be submitted for introduction in the General Assembly.
  • Writes and disseminates detailed analyses of state and federal legislation for executive leadership.
  • Develops position statements and testimony on legislative bills and amendments.
  • Interfaces with the Office of the Governor, state legislators, Oklahoma City and elected officials in cities where RUSO universities and campuses are located, and State Executive Departments.
  • Maintains up-to-date information regarding higher education issues, problems, and legislative activities to inform the university community.
  • Testifies at congressional, senate or committee hearings as requested.
  • Participates in committees and workgroups for higher education in Oklahoma on behalf of the university as requested.
  • Plans and arranges special meetings, forums, and events on and off campus with government officials and governing board. Including but not limited to RUSO board meetings, legislative luncheons hosted by RUSO universities on or off campus, and public speakers hosted by RUSO universities.
  • Works with faculty and staff to invite elected officials to campuses for speaking engagements.
  • At the Board’s direction, constitutes ad hoc committees to formulate strategies, policies, and data to support the Board’s position on various matters.
  • Creates presentations and drafts public affairs talking points for the Board and other university officials to use.
  • Conducts general policy analysis and research regarding public policy issues affecting higher education generally and the RUSO universities specifically
  • Engages with national higher education advocacy and other organizations such as ACE, AASCU, NAICU, AJCU, NACUBO, NASFA, and COFHE, et al
  • Encourages and supports student involvement in governmental issues
  • Develops and maintains database used extensively for contact with members of Congress, Congressional staff, Administration officials and key University officials
  • Complies with all relevant protocols and guidelines in conformance with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission rules
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working closely with state government advocating for the interests of the employing entity
  • Experience with research, data analysis and fact checking
  • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events as requested

Qualifications/Experience Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field
  • Five to seven years administrative experience developing, formulating public policy.
  • Experience in Oklahoma state government and/or an institution of higher education.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strategic and operational understanding of government procedures and processes at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Work autonomously with high levels of scope and latitude.
  • Ability to think strategically and work as a member of an entrepreneurial team
  • Self-motivated and highly organized, with careful attention to detail and a willingness to take initiative
  • Superb written and verbal communication and relationship-building skills; ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook365, Word and basic Excel; and beginner-intermediate level skill in web content, social media, and cloud-based applications
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing an inclusive community.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Drive independently
  • Travel daily and seasonal travel between the RUSO university campus locations, RUSO office, and the state Capitol, legislators offices and government offices.

Send resume and 3 references to:

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

Financial Manager

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the fiscal management and the maintenance of the accounting records for the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. Individual will enter, balance and maintain fund accounting records, as well as produce regular and unscheduled reports for various meetings and individuals of the University and the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. Individual will prepare for the Foundation’s annual audit and will be responsible for the management of the Foundation payroll. Individual will proactively assist in the management of all of the Foundation’s investment assets to ensure the maximum distribution of funds to the University and its students.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business/accounting or equivalent work experience in a related field preferred. Other qualifications include the ability to work with administration, faculty, staff and students in a pleasant and helpful manner and a working knowledge of the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association.

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

Send a letter of inquiry and resume to:

Allen E. (Skeeter) Bird
Cheif Executive Officer
Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: aebird@nwosu.edu

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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