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:

Jodie Randels      
International Student Office
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jlrandels@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.

Graduate Assistantship - Women's Track & Field

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a part-time 10-month position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for effectively working with qualified student-athletes and assisting with all aspects of coaching, planning, and day-to-day operations of the track & field program including:  identifying and recruiting quality student-athletes, assist in planning and execution of training plans, assist with scheduling and budgeting as well as travel plans, assist in academic progress for the student athletes, develop social media opportunities to promote the program and assist with fundraising and community service and other duties as assigned by the head coach and/or Director of Athletics.  Duties priority are for track and field program and will assist with the distance program when warranted.    Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Collegiate experience desirable.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
  • Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance.
  • Experience playing and coaching in the sport s/he coaches.
  • Must be certified or willing to be certified in AED (Automated External Defibrillators)/CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Able to remain calm in situations where emotions are strained.
  • Committed to both athletic and academic excellence.

Salary:

  • 10 month stipend plus tuition.

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. 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.

Graduate Assistantship - Men's & Women's Golf

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a part-time 10-month position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for effectively working with qualified student-athletes and assisting with all aspects of coaching, planning, and day-to-day operations of the golf programs including:  individual player evaluation and development, team training, tournament management, statistical analysis, community service, and all aspects of recruiting.  Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree required, with at least an overall 2.75 undergraduate GPA to be considered for admission to Graduate Studies.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
  • Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance.
  • Experience playing and coaching in the sport she/he coaches.
  • Must be certified or willing to be certified in AED (Automated External Defibrillators)/CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Able to remain calm in situations where emotions are strained.
  • Committed to both athletic and academic excellence.

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

Residence Hall Supervisor - Coronado Hall

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

Available: May 2022

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.

Admissions Counselor/Recruiter - 2 positions

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 recruit’s 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.

Oklahoma Higher Education Employee Interlocal Group ("OKHEEI") Benefits Coordinator

FLSA Position Status: Exempt

Position Summary: Coordinates all employee and retiree benefits programs for OKHEEI members. Develops and monitors reports of all benefits programs. Coordinates HIPAA Compliance activities and serves as HIPAA Privacy Officer. Acts as a liaison with all insurance carriers, broker, healthcare providers, vendors, TPA's, and retirement benefit programs. Trains and provides continuing education as needed to OKHEEI members' benefits personnel.  Reports to the Chairperson of the OKHEEI Board. Day to day activities and responsibilities will be managed by the RUSO General Counsel. Primarily works remotely in the State of Oklahoma. Includes frequent travel to 11 member locations statewide. Evaluations performed with the input of the OKHEEI Chair, OKHEEI Vice Chair, and RUSO General Counsel.

Duties and Responsibilities: Oversees employees' and retirees' benefits programs for OKHEEI members to ensure consistency in execution of duties, compliance with all regulatory authorities, and appropriate, current documentation of programs. Writes policies and procedures including an Administrative Manual for all programs supervised. Travels as necessary to member locations to accomplish job responsibilities. Monitors program effectiveness, surveys competitors' benefits programs, and makes recommendations for program changes and enhancements. Manages the day-to-day administration of contracts or other agreements involving employee and retiree benefits to ensure consistent management and practices. This includes management of vendor relationships, healthcare providers, insurance carriers, and other constituent groups. Assists members in preparation of benefit-related RFP's and coordinates meetings as required. Assists members with planning and coordinating Open Enrollment programs. Also includes communications to members on benefit rates, plan changes, employee and retiree benefits, and educational material. Facilitates communication between member institutions and benefit administration system to ensure accurate reporting and deduction processing. Stays current on all pending or new legislation and compliance requirements. Develops and monitors reports to ensure efficient administration of all benefit programs. Manages anticipated and unanticipated audits or reviews. Works closely with OKHEEI’s benefits broker. Interacts with the OKHEEI Trustees and attends OKHEEI Board of Trustee meetings. Prepares and maintains Agendas, Minutes, Notices, and other required documents of said board meetings for compliance with the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. Responsible for training and continuing education for OKHEEI member benefits personnel. Coordinates and reconciles deposits into the OKHEEI Trust from member institutions. Responsible for premium and contribution remittances from OKHEEI Trust to insurance carriers/service providers. Ensures each member institution submits timely reporting of benefit enrollment reports and reconciles with benefit administration system. Serves as the staff member for the Oklahoma Higher Education Employee lnterlocal Group. Maintains the OKHEEI website. Performs other related duties as assigned. The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Minimum Qualifications and Physical Demands: 

Required: Minimum of 5 years benefits experience. Bachelor's degree in related field.

Physical Demands include repetitive movement of hands and fingers typing and/or writing and frequent standing and/or sitting. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in related field. Experience in higher education benefits programs. Professional in Human Resource certification. Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certified.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills. Good computer skills to include proficiency using Microsoft Office. Accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to provide excellent customer service. Must have multi-tasking skills and ability to work well under pressure. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Great interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Self-directed with the ability to work independently as well as with groups. Ability to travel.

Safety and Environmental: Safety is the responsibility of every employee; therefore, all employees will be trained to perform work safely. Should you feel inadequately trained to perform a certain procedure, immediately discuss the problem with your supervisor. You will be evaluated in the area of safety practices during evaluations. Working safely, following all appropriate rules and regulations for safety and the environment are a job requirement and an expectation for employment.

To Apply: Applications should consist of (1) a letter of interest; (2) a current resume; (3) a list of three professional references with complete contact information and a notation describing the work relationship with each; (4) unofficial transcripts from all degrees; and, (5) a completed *Disclosure Statement.

Applications should be sent electronically to apply@nwosu.edu.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Mechanic/General Maintenance - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of motor pool vehicles and maintenance equipment. Responsible for diagnosis of issues within the motor pool maintenance vehicles and ordering parts to be replaced and repaired.    Assist in repairing appliances; erecting partitions and installing ceilings; painting walls and woodwork. Change air-conditioner filters, unplug drains, repair faucets, replace fluorescent light tubes.  Repair equipment and do building maintenance.  Occasionally operate trucks, forklifts, front end loaders, and mechanized equipment incidental to regular work assignments.  Required to do heavy lifting which may exceed 100 pounds.  Perform job-related work as required and assigned, and assist in emergencies when called upon.

Qualifications: Knowledge of mechanical principles and functions of internal combustion engines. Knowledge of the types and uses of common hand tools, materials, and standard equipment used in mechanical and maintenance construction and repair.  Knowledge of precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized construction and maintenance equipment.  A self-motivator with ability to understand and carry out specific oral or written instructions in an efficient manner.  Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions.

Will be required to live in the campus maintenance home located next to physical plant facility.  This position will be designated as the afterhours call person.

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 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.

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: August 2022

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to teach 27 credit hours of strategic communication and general communication coursework per academic year and to serve as adviser to a newly formed, student-operated public relations agency. 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 public relations or related field; 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 fall 2022 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. James Bell      
Dean of Faculty      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: jlbell@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.

Custodial - 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. Also required to work with several industrial chemicals.

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 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.

Assistant Softball Coach

Available: Immediately

Position Summary: Northwestern Oklahoma State University is seeking candidates for an assistant softball coach for our women’s Softball program. Northwestern is a member of the NCAA DII and competes as a member of the Great American Conference (GAC).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: recruiting, administrative work, coaching in practice and games, field prep, and game-day activities as assigned

Inquiries: Ryan Wondrasek, Head Softball Coach, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. Email: rrwondrasek@nwosu.edu

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.

Administrative Assistant/International Student Advisor

Available: July 1, 2022

Duties and Responsibilities: Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and responsible for the international advisor function.  Works closely with faculty, staff, and students in providing effective counseling, recruitment, and student assistance to help our international students complete their educational goals.  Serves as liaison between international students and the University community. Serves as the direct assistant to the Dean’s office coordinating the daily activities of the Student Services front office.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Employee must have good attention to detail and be able to communicate effectively. Must have a strong work ethic, which includes, but is not limited to, the ability to work both independently and under direction.  A strong work ethic also involves following up on initiated issues. Requires ability to work professionally and effectively with a diverse student population. Must excel in ability to motivate others; self-motivation equally important.

Send Information to:

Human Resources      
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 current 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.

Human Resources Assistant/Financial Aid Counselor

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position, with University benefit package.  Located in the Alva NWOSU Campus Financial Aid Office.  Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: (HR) Primarily responsible for creating and maintaining University employee files through scanning into our Etrieve system as well as processing employee leave, entering data for grant reimbursement tracking as well as other data entry. (FA) Evaluates financial needs of students from a variety of sources including documentation of financial status and personal interviews.  Counsels and advises students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, indebtedness, money management and financial planning and individualizes information to the particular needs and situation of the student. Collects and/or analyzes financial data on students to determine aid eligibility and make awards within federal, donor and/or institutional guidelines.  Answers questions, inquiries, or requests from students, parents, or guardians in person or in writing regarding financial aid programs and eligibility.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Position requires maintenance of confidentially and a professional demeanor while representing the University.  Position requires organizational and time management skills as well as excellent communication and people skills, Working knowledge of computer applications and general office equipment 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 signed NWOSU Job Application form for Non-Exempt Staff Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume and 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.

Student Support Services - Project Advisor

Available: Immediately.  This is a grant funded position – we are in the second year of our second five-year TRiO-SSS grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Funding for the grant is 100% ($1.3M) federal 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 is anticipated to be $27,000 per year. 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: our Student Support Services plans, our grant application and federal regulations
  • Supervise and work closely and effectively with Student Coaches assigned to you (student tutors and mentors)
  • Assist parents and students in preparing for college including FAFSA completion, planning for success in college
  • Assist students with success in college through personal interaction, workshops and other forms of assistance
  • Implement the Student Coaching system
  • 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 with Northwestern TRiO-SSS students, faculty and staff to ensure the grant plans and objectives are met in a timely fashion
  • Lead or participate in events that may occur in the evenings or on weekends (with commensurate compensatory time off)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Project Director

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Enthusiasm, knowledge and experience in working with low income, first generation and/or students with disabilities and their parents
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • 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 with some social media experience
  • Show commitment to access of higher education for low income, first generation and students with disabilities
  • Willingness to learn and engage in planning and implementing needed programs

To apply, send the following information to:

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

1) Letter of interest
2) NWOSU application for faculty/administration/professional employment (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//non-exempt-staff-app-fillable.pdf)
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

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.

Dean of Faculty

Position Available: Twelve-month, full-time position as Dean of Faculty. The Dean of Faculty is a member of the university’s senior staff and reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the Executive Vice President and University President and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO). Appointment as Associate Vice President for Academics may be considered for an individual with an exceptional and extensive record of relevant administrative experience.

Available: July 1, 2022

Duties and Responsibilities: The Dean of Faculty administers university policy to achieve coordination of instructional and budgetary programs in the university’s two schools, the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional Studies, and their thirteen departments and divisions. The successful candidate will be responsible for these essential functions:

  • Assist the Vice President for Academic Affairs in the recruitment, orientation, promotion, and retention of faculty
  • Coordinate the assignments and evaluate the performance of the faculty
  • Represent the special needs, concerns, and interests expressed by the faculty
  • Promote cooperative inter-school relationships for the attainment of university goals
  • Formulate budgets for academic schools, allocate funds, and approve expenditures from the schools’ budgets
  • Propose class schedules and course offerings
  • Approve travel and leave requests of the faculty
  • Coordinate program reviews and curricular modifications for academic programs
  • Initiate and supervise faculty development
  • Provide oversight for maintenance and improvement of facilities and infrastructure utilized by academic departments
  • Keep up-to-date on current developments in the area of supervision and accreditation
  • Manage student complaints and concerns
  • Approve and allocate secretarial and student personnel within the schools
  • Attend both in-state and out-of-state meetings that will be beneficial to the university
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Support official university policies
  • Assist in emergency situations as called upon
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate and have prior teaching and administrative experience in higher education. A minimum of five years of administrative experience at the level of division chair or above is highly desirable. Additional qualifications include the following:

  • Effective oral, written, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills
  • Ability to build, manage, and maintain a collaborative and productive work environment
  • Successful experience in staffing, evaluation, and leadership
  • Commitment to sustaining outstanding academic programs with the capacity for growth
  • Demonstrated experience with program-level review and/or accreditation preferred

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

Send Information to:

Dr. James Bell      
Vice President for Academic Affairs      
jlbell@nwosu.edu
Electronic applications are preferred, via email as PDF attachments.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for exempt employment (https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//exempt-employee-app-fillable.pdf), and academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts sufficient for application; official transcripts 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 Education - Division of Education

Position Available: Nine-month, full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Education. Salary, based on qualifications and experience, is determined by the executive vice president and university president and approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO).

Available: August 2022

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching content, theory, and application to potential educators; supervising student teachers/interns; advising; serving on various administrative, faculty, and standing committees as assigned; assisting in the development and submission process of program reviews for accreditation; and producing scholarly activity throughout the year. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate is preferred, master’s is required. Terminal degree awarded prior to August 2022 is required for rank of assistant professor on tenure track, with appointment at rank of instructor pending degree completion.

Public school teaching experience and administrative experience in PK-12 setting is required.

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 cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty (www.nwosu.edu/employment), and academic transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application; official transcripts will be required before appointment.) Electronic submission via email with PDF attachments is strongly preferred.

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.

Assistant Women's Basketball

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a full-time 12-month full benefits position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Aid the head women’s basketball coach in conducting practice sessions, scouting, and game preparation, Assist the head coach in all aspects of recruiting, Assist with the coordination of scheduling, travel, and other duties assigned by the head coach or athletic director.

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.
  • Previous playing or coaching experience preferred.
  • Leadership experience required.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s license.

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

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, website content, social media and the distribution of all marketing and communication materials through bulk mail and social media venues. 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, staff and 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 a letter of inquiry and resume to:

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

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

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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