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:

Megan Patel      
International Student Office
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: mlpatel@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.

Adjunct Instructor of English

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching Composition I & II courses.

Qualifications: Masters in English preferred. 18 graduate-level credits in English required.  Preference given to candidates with teaching experience.

Send Information to:

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

Applicants should provide an application letter, curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three professional references, and a Composition syllabus. Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

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

Adjunct Clinical Faculty - BSN Program

Available: August 19, 2019

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. 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 and Professor
Charles Morton Share 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. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

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

Instructor or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Agriculture Education

Available: August 2019; possible start date of January 2020

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Teaching Agriculture, Agriculture Education and/or Mechanized Agriculture courses
  • Advising students and teacher candidates
  • Sponsoring student organization events
  • Serving on University committees
  • Assisting in the development and submission of program reviews
  • Assisting the Director of Teacher Education with CAEP/State accreditation processes
  • Engaging in professional organizations, scholarship, and community service

The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in agriculture education recruiting initiatives, to maintain positive relationships with regional public/private agriculture educators, and to work well in a collegial workplace. NWOSU values community engagement and seeks a person who will be a regional leader in Agriculture Education.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred.  A minimum of 3 years of successful agriculture education teaching experience in secondary schools is preferred.

Applicant must meet Higher Learning Commission expectations for faculty qualification.

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

Send Information to:

Dr. James Bell      
Dean of Faculty
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jlbell@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a 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.

Groundskeeper - Enid Campus (Part-Time)

Available: Immediately

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:

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.

DNP Program Faculty - Family Nurse Practitioner

Available: January 2, 2020

Terms of Employment: Twelve-month, full-time tenure track position.  Salary based on qualifications and experience, but determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Duties and Responsibilities: The DNP/family Nurse Practitioner program faculty member is responsible for developing and teaching online core and clinical content, facilitating the supervision of clinical practicum placement, assisting with program evaluation, student academic advisement, and participation in Division of Nursing and university faculty committees.  This position reports directly to and works closely with the DNP Program Director.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:  Doctoral degree required with a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing that includes preparation and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Must have current unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma as well as a current unencumbered APRN-CNP license in Oklahoma. One should have a minimum of two years of academic teaching and clinical experience with an APRN program.  Must meet faculty qualifications as defined by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, including a background check.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Applicants should provide a resume with three professional references and the completed NWOSU application for faculty employment (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//exempt-employee-app-fillable.pdf).  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply

Send Information to:

Dr. Shelly Wells      
Chair and Professor
Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing 
Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program in Rural Nursing Practice     
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: scwells@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.  Only applicants who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.

Admissions Counselor/Recruiter

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Under minimal supervision, the Admissions Counselor/Recruiter counsels and recruits prospective students to Northwestern and assists in various functions in servicing new students.  Specific duties include: recruitment management of a specified / assigned geographical area set forth by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Recruitment to meet specified enrollment goals, host campus visitations, telephone recruitment, coordinate high schools visits and recruitment functions in assigned area, develop new materials for recruiting, and participate in all marketing activities of the Recruitment Office and any other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Recruitment.  This job will require work beyond the typical work day as well as occasional weekends and overnight travel.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required.  Desired skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficiency of computer applications – including Microsoft Office, high degree of organization and attention to detail, and ability to be self-motivated and work independently.  Recruiting experience is desired.

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.

Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) Secretary

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Part-time (5 hours per week) 12-month position.  Located at the Alva Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: Provide general secretarial support for Department of Social Work CWPEP grant. Maintains an effective working relationship with other employees as well as with visitors, students, alumni, and the general public. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the program administration of the CWPEP grant.
  • Perform all administrative assistant duties, mange the CWPEP resource center and interviewing lab, and manage the CWPEP education and training center.
  • Organizes student orientation trainings, type student contracts, press releases, etc.
  • Assists the Department Chair with preparation of annual reports, prepares and processes purchase orders, invoices, travel requests, etc.
  • Processes student applications.
  • Keeps CWPEP student files up-to-date, manages materials in the student resource and interviewing lab and schedules use of the education and training center.
  • Performs other work-related duties as may be assigned by the Department Chair as well as assisting in emergency situations as called upon.

Qualifications:  High School diploma (or GED) required, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Excellent secretarial and computer skills preferred. Knowledge of computer applications (MS Office applications and Outlook; and office equipment is required.  Professional grammar and communication skills, ability to plan and organize work and being capable of tracking program grant and contracted funds required. Must be able to deal in a professional manner at all times.

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 with contact information for three professional 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.

Systems and Discovery Services Librarian

Available: November 1, 2019

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Manages and maintains the Integrated Library System; completes the cataloging, classification and metadata creation for all library materials; utilizes new cataloging standards as developed such as RDA; contributes new bibliographic records to OCLC’s WorldCat and corrects errors in NW’s records; uses MARC, AACR2, metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies, and data dictionaries; develops and manages discovery tools for library resources; provides oversight of the processing of tangible library resources; prepares administrative and statistical reports relevant to work responsibilities; provides support for the ILS cataloging module; manages the electronic databases purchased by library services; collaborates with library faculty in developing strategies for organizing, presenting, and preserving digital objects and archival collection; assists the Library Services Director with collection development; provides instruction in the use of library resources; engages in professional development; drives to workshops, professional meetings, and training as needed; performs other work-related duties as assigned; cooperates as a team member with other library staff in performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient library operations; assists in emergency situations as called upon.

Qualifications:  Master of Library and Information Studies from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or such degree on track for completion within one year of hire date. Organizational skills; analytical and problem solving skills; computer skills; good communication skills, ability to effectively balance accuracy of work and efficiency in productivity, should strive to keep abreast of new developments in library and information science through study, continuing education and professional reading is essential. Self-motivation and strong work ethic, along with time management skills are especially important. Requires effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively with students, parents, faculty, staff and administration.

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 Faculty-Administration 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.

Custodian - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

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

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:  On the job training. Dependable and capable of fulfilling job duties as well as working Monday through Friday and some weekend as needed.

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.

Residence Hall Supervisor (Coronado Hall)

Available: Currently accepting applications until position is filled – Position begins on October 28, 2019.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Hall Supervisor position is a full time, live-in position staff member who is responsible for the daily operations of the residence hall including providing leadership and management of the residential community.
  • Hire, train, and supervise all student employees (resident assistants and student custodians) and hold weekly resident assistant meetings.
  • Supervise and build relationships with residents.
  • Enforce policies and procedures in the residence hall.
  • Prepare the building for check-in (check and order keys, maintenance, room assignments) and check-out (room inspection, assess damages, inventory of building contents, complete maintenance report).
  • Respond to resident, employee, or building emergencies.
  • Assist the Housing Director in developing a Residential Curriculum Model and implementing the requirements / activities within the residence halls.
  • Develop a sense of community among members and focus on social development.
  • Supervise and enforce safety policies and procedures to ensure the safety of the residents.
  • Developing, promoting, and implementing various residence hall activities within the administered budget.
  • Day to day operations of a residence hall that include but are not limited to daily rounds, work orders, student tracking, communicating with residents, supervising residence assistant desk hours, collecting housing paperwork, and implementing occasional room checks.
  • Conduct monthly health and safety room checks in the residence hall.
  • Inspecting and monitoring the building daily, inside and outside, and responding immediately to problems or irregularities within the facility, including cleanliness.
  • Work assigned on-call weekends.
  • Organize and oversee camps within the residence halls in the summer.
  • Other tasks designated by the Director of Housing.

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 supervise and lead resident assistants and student custodians.  The ability to work with diverse populations in a university setting is imperative.  The Hall Supervisor must have the ability to work in high pressure situations.  They must also have enthusiasm, knowledge, creativity and experience working with students The Hall Supervisor must 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 (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.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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

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