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 on one of our campuses.

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

Closing Date: Open until filled.

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.

Graduate Assistant - Athletic Communications

Available: August 2020

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field, 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
  • Preferred two years (or more) of experience in a sports information office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills
  • Experience in desktop publishing, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Statcrew, NCAA LiveStats, website maintenance, photography, videography, and social media content creation
  • Experience dealing with print, radio, and television media
  • Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance
  • Committed to both athletic and academic excellence

Position Summary: This position is a part-time 10-month position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The graduate assistant will aid in the development, planning, and implementation of all aspects of the Sports Information Department. In addition, this person will be the primary media contact for selected sports and serve as a secondary contact for all other sports. The graduate assistant will assist the SID in all aspects of the office on a day-to-day basis. The position also requires event game management, statistics compilation, live broadcasting, and other duties as assigned on game day statistics as per NWOSU, Great American Conference, and NCAA guidelines.  Assist with and develop new promotional efforts through Ranger Athletics’ social media outlets. Provide support for athletics special events. Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Provide media with information promoting Northwestern Oklahoma State University athletic teams and student-athletes
  • Provide rosters, statistics, and other information to opponents, media representatives, publications, the GAC and NCAA
  • Serve as the liaison between media and student-athletes, coaches, and athletic department staff, the GAC and NCAA
  • Produce and distribute news releases, pre/postgame articles, and feature stories
  • Produce media guides, game notes, and weekly releases
  • Direct/assist in all live broadcast elements (we use YouTube to broadcast home events)
  • Assist in creation of social media content
  • Aid in the maintenance of the athletics website
  • Travel to select away athletic events as necessary

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.

Athletic Training Teaching Assistant (Graduate Assistant) - 2 Positions

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.

Nursing Adjunct Faculty

Available:  August 2021

Location: Enid Campus

Terms: Contract position for Fall 2021 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.

Correctional Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor

Available: Immediately

Terms of Employment:  Regular, full-time, 12-month position, with University benefit package.  Located in Alva, OK in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Office at the Charles E. “Bill” Johnson Correctional Center.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Administrative Director and Treatment Director, Treatment Counselors provide direct drug and alcohol treatment therapeutic aftercare services to convicted drug offenders in a minimum security correctional facility. Services are provided in group and individual settings. Treatment Counselors perform bio-psycho-social assessments, treatment planning; and treatment evaluations based on the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment model for substance abusing clients, and other duties as assigned. Treatment Counselors adhere to the standards of practice put forth by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for drug and alcohol abuse treatment protocols. Treatment Counselors must perform all treatment duties in a confidential manner and are expected to maintain professional stature at all times while working cooperatively with fellow NWOSU Community Service Program members and Department of Corrections case managers and staff.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or other human service field required. Counselors must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid U.S. driver's license. Oklahoma certification in drug and alcohol treatment is expected or a letter of intent to pursue licensure or certification must be on file with the appropriate state governing board of licensure.

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-Professional Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume.  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

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

Part-Time Instructor of Piano and Staff Accompanist

Available: January, 2021

Position Available: Part-time Instructor of Piano and Staff Accompanist. Salary will be based on adjunct pay scale, with increases negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be based on the NWOSU—Alva campus. The Part-time Instructor of Piano and Staff Accompanist position requires teaching applied piano lessons and piano classes to music majors and minors; administering piano proficiency tests; and accompanying music majors in masterclasses as well as the University Choirs, Monday through Thursday.

Preferred Qualifications: Master of Music in piano degree with extensive experience in teaching piano and professional collaborative piano performance (e.g. choirs, vocalists, instrumentalists).

Minimum Qualifications: Extensive experience accompanying and teaching private piano lessons.

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

Send Information to:

Dr. Karsten Longhurst      
Director of Choral Music      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: krlonghurst@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vita that includes contact information for at least three professional references, NWOSU application for faculty, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts sufficient for application; official transcripts required before appointment), and brief statement of teaching philosophy. Electronic applications are preferred, via email as PDF attachments.

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.

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 Faculty

Available: August 9, 2021

Location: Campus Site Negotiable (Enid, Ponca City)

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 Assistant Chair in recruitment of faculty and students.
  • Support and participate in ongoing research within the school and/or initiate studies as an individual or member of a research team.
  • Participate in local and state professional nursing associations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in nursing and other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current trends in nursing education and nursing service.
  • Participate actively in community service health-care activities.

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 with strong oral and written communication skills required. Applicant must be dedicated 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 required.

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, 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.

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.

Student Support Services - Project Advisor

Available: Immediately. This is a grant funded position – we are in the first 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.

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 
  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.

Administrative Assistant - Student Support Services

Available: Immediately.

Student Support Services is seeking an Administrative Assistant. Student Support Services is a TRIO program serving low income students who are first generation or students with disabilities.

Essential Functions: 

  • Create all purchase orders, all staff employment transactions, and other documents as required
  • Maintain all grant financial records and reports under the supervision of the project director
  • Maintain the StudentAccess database software 
  • Update the project web page and social media accounts
  • Ensure storage of student records and other project documentation is secure and promptly filed
  • Other duties as assigned by the project director

Qualifications:

  • Organizational skills to maintain an appropriate schedule for your work
  • Knowledge of computer applications and office equipment required
  • Professional grammar and communication skills required
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is required
  • Effective skills in working within a diverse community
  • Excellent human relations and customer service skills required

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred

Terms of Employment:

  • Half-time 12-month position
  • Salary: $14,500 ($15.10 per hour)
  • This is a grant-funded position. We are in year one of our second five-year grant
  • Work location: Room 108 Ryerson Hall, Alva campus

Send Information to:

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

Please complete and submit the application for non-exempt employee.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

Assistant Women's Basketball

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 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 coaching experience required
  • Leadership experience required

Send Information to:

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

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

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

Office Manager

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the general operation of the offices of the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association.

Qualifications: Individual must possess superb communication skills to include writing, speaking and listening.

Individual will engage with multiple constituent groups of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The office manager is often the first voice and face of the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association, and must convey a positive and contagious spirit. He/she should be able to speak on multiple subjects that would interest alumni, donors and the greater Northwestern community.

Other qualifications include the ability to work with administration, faculty, staff and students in a pleasant and helpful manner; a working knowledge of higher education; and a specific understanding of Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Specific Duties:

  • Answer telephone and greet guests
  • Retrieve and distribute mail on a daily basis
  • Receipt all monies
  • Acknowledge all gifts
  • Coordinate meetings and prepare agenda packets
  • Develop and maintain organization’s calendar
  • Manage specific special events
  • Input information into database
  • Update website as necessary, including uploading of content
  • Handle notifications and billings for dues and drives
  • Order and maintain inventory of office supplies
  • Maintain clean and orderly appearance of main office area
  • Assist Chief Executive Office, Director of Alumni Relations and Financial Manager as needed

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

Send a letter of inquiry and résumé to:

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

Student Success Coordinator

Available: August 1, 2021

Terms of Employment: Regular, full-time 12-month position with university benefit package.  Located in the Student Services Department on the Alva Campus.  Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the leading the primary retention efforts of the University.  Responsible for organizing contact efforts, maintaining reports, advising students, work with faculty to assist students in advisement, and provide customized services to help students succeed while in college.

Specific Duties Include: 

  • Carry out the retention efforts within the Enrollment Management Plan. Serves as point of contact for current students, who need assistance with advisement or contacting advisor when needed. Also assists with advisement of incoming Transfer Students.  Will assist with advisement of incoming Freshman Students when needed.  Organizes all retention reports and maintains up-to-date information for Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Manages retention database each semester while coordinating the primary efforts to make aware enrollment dates and assistance available to students for advisement. Serve as a member or lead to Retention focused task groups and/or initiatives.
  • Assist Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in the organization of Ranger Connection courses. Will also teach Ranger Connection Classes as needed.
  • Perform outreach efforts to encourage degree completion for past students (Stop-out or Withdrawal) and adult students.
  • Serves as the Chair of the Financial Aid appeals committee and will assist the Student Affairs Appeals committee with academic plans for students.
  • Must be willing and able to travel for the University in overnight status.
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience working in Student Services and academic advisement preferred. Candidate must have excellent verbal and written skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Must be able to prioritize and work efficiently to complete tasks.  Candidate must be self-motivated and have a desire to assist students at the highest level. A positive attitude and strong work ethic is a must.

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 a non-exempt employee along with current resume.  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon 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 Football Coach - Pass Game Coordinator (Internal)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a full-time 12-month full benefits position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of a dynamic football program including, but not limited to activities involved in recruiting, practice sessions and competition events.  Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Great American Conference (GAC), NCAA and other regulatory agencies.

Possess a commitment and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of NWOSU, the GAC, and the NCAA.  A coach who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or correction action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination for significant or repeated violations.

Facilitates the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility. Annually declares and receives approval from the Director of Athletics and President for athletically related income. Educates student-athletes of NCAA regulations regarding reporting of employment earnings. Supervises conduct of athletes on trips and at games. Teach 2 courses in the Health and Sport Science department in non-championship segment of Football (Spring). Must be available to teach 1 additional course in the summer as part of the appointment.

Qualifications: Thorough understanding of NCAA rules compliance.  Experience playing and coaching in the sport s/he coaches.  Must be certified in AED/CPR.  Strong leadership and communication skills.  Able to remain calm in situations where emotions are strained.  Demonstrates effective public speaking skills.  Work well with various news media organizations.  Committed to both athletic and academic excellence.  Master’s degree 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 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.

Director JR Holder Wellness Center (Internal)

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Position is responsible for all aspects of the JR Holder Wellness Center.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Oversee the complete direction of the Wellness Center, lead a full-time staff, supervise day to day operations, hire and train all workers within the center, which is staffed year round.  The Director will be expected to implement initiatives that will increase the use of the center, including use from the University and general public.  The Director will initiate wellness programs, have knowledge of budgets, operate the University swimming pool and serve on a number of wellness and promotion committees in the area.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.  Experience in wellness center operations or related field preferred.  Self-motivated with strong work ethic, leadership skills, organization and communication skills are essential.

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 Professional Positions along with current resume.  Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon 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 - Ament Hall (Internal)

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 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 Assistant Dean of Student Affairs 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.

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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