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.


 

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

Available: Fall and Spring Semesters

Terms of Employment: Part-time Semester openings, 8 to 16 hours per week for 16 weeks. Competitive salaries.

Duties and Responsibilities: Clinical adjunct opportunities in Medical/Surgical Nursing, Mental Health, Critical Care Nursing and Maternal Child Nursing.

Qualifications: Master’s degree with a major in nursing required. Two years full-time practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting required and currently licensed as Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma. Prior teaching experience preferred.

Send Information to:

Dr. Shelly Wells      
Chair, 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 an 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.

Production Assistant - Printing Services (Part-Time)

Available: Immediately

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is part-time without benefits. Candidates will be responsible for the following: waiting on customers; delivering finished print jobs around campus; copying, folding, stapling, assembling, trimming of printed materials, and perform other tasks as designated by the Coordinator of Printing Services. Candidates must be able to carry out specific oral and/or written instructions. This position will involve manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions. Desired working hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. but times are negotiable.

Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent 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 Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt Positions along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

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

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Bands

Available: August 2018

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide leadership and artistic vision for the Ranger Marching Band & Pep Bands, Symphony & Community Bands, and Jazz Ensemble.  Additional duties may include applied lessons, conducting, instrumental methods, or music education courses that match the candidate’s qualifications and interests.  The Director of Bands is expected to provide leadership in recruiting initiatives, maintain positive relationships with regional public/private school band directors, and work well in a collegial workplace.

Under the School of Arts and Sciences, the Fine Arts Department at Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers degrees in music education, music performance, and speech/theatre.  Located in Alva, Oklahoma, the university is the center of artistic activity for the region.  NWOSU values community engagement and seeks a person who will be a regional leader in instrumental music.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctorate preferred.  The successful candidate will have at least three years of successful public/private school teaching experience and must be an outstanding instrumental music educator with a proven record of success.  College teaching experience is desirable.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 24, 2018.

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.)

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.

Part-Time Instructor of Piano and Staff Accompanist

Available: August, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Teach class piano in preparation for piano proficiency tests.
  • Teach applied lessons to piano majors.
  • Administer piano proficiency tests.
  • Accompany all three choirs for rehearsals, performances, and potential tours.
  • Accompany individual voice students for general student recitals three to four times a semester.
  • Accompany voice students in masterclasses.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required with extensive experience in piano teaching and professional collaborative piano performance (e.g. choirs, vocalists, instrumentalists).

Send Information to:

Kimberly Weast      
Chairperson, Fine Arts Department      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: kkweast@nwosu.edu

Please send cover letter, resume and list of references to Professor Kimberly Weast, Chair of Fine Arts, kkweast@nwosu.edu. At a later date, finalists for the position will be asked to submit an original final transcript showing highest degree earned, interview and audition in person for the position.  Questions concerning the search may be directed to Prof. Kimberly Weast.  

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.

Administrative Assistant, DNP Program - Division of Nursing

Available: June 25, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for assisting the DNP Program Director with administering the DNP program and assisting DNP nursing faculty with completion of course and committee assignments.  Essential functions include: (1) arranging and scheduling appointments/meetings; (2) typing minutes, letters, agency contracts, assorted documents etc.; (3) receiving and making telephone calls and emails; (4) receiving students and visitors to the Division of Nursing; (5) bookkeeping, word processing , and general office duties; (6) assisting with preparation of reports; (7) preparing and processing purchase orders, travel requests, and agency contracts; (8) directing  and supervising student workers; (9) processing student applications and keeping  student and faculty files up-to-date; and (10) participating in student recruitment activities.

Additional duties include: (1) Performing other work-related duties as assigned and (2) assisting in emergency situations as called upon.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is preferred but can be substituted with previous work experience.  Must also be able to perform office-related tasks accurately and efficiently and work with faculty, staff, student workers, students, and public visitors while maintaining a courteous and helpful attitude.  Proficiency in bookkeeping and work processing, Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, and Internet are 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 resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed University employment application form. 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.

ITV Facilitator

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor the classroom, students, and equipment.
  • Monitor tests under conditions set forth by ITV and the professor.
  • Communicate with students and professors as needed.
  • Pick up materials daily for classes.
  • Collect and send materials to professors.
  • Weekly report emailed to Coordinator at the end of your work week.
  • Keep ITV staff informed of problems and/or issues with ITV classes.
  • Attend orientations as needed.
  • Peform other various duties as needed.

Qualifications: No experience is required.  A working knowledge of computers will be helpful.  Must be willing to learn to work with technology.  The applicant could work up to 29 hours per week, but the hours are not guaranteed and will vary week to week.  Must have a flexible schedule.  The position pays minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour.

Send Information to:

Chauncey Durham      
ITV Coordinator
Northwestern Oklahoma State University      
709 Oklahoma Blvd.      
Alva, OK 73717      
Email: cadurham@nwosu.edu

Applicants will need to complete a NWOSU job application form for Non-Exempt Staff Positions and submit a 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.  As an employee of the State of Oklahoma, a savings or checking account is required.

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

Director of Counseling and Career Services

Available: June 1, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities: This is a regular, 12-month full-time position with benefits.  This employee will provide free counseling services to current students, faculty and staff; arrange and/or lead various awareness programs for students and employees including, but not limited to, drug and alcohol, depression and suicide and sexual assault. This position will also serve in committee work roles. Will lead the Career Services efforts for the University. Organize career and teacher fairs, work with faculty to assist with internship opportunities. Organize and provide Career Counseling services. After hours work and possible travel may be required to meet the expectation of this position.

Qualifications: Requires a Master’s degree or above in counseling, psychology, clinical social work or related mental health field. Also requires a Clinical License to practice as a mental health provider in Oklahoma. Desired skills include excellent written, listening and verbal communication skills, ability to maintain high level of confidentiality, proficiency in computer applications; high degree of organization and attention to detail; and ability to be self-motivated, and work independently.

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 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 Coordinator of ITV/Events Coordinator - Woodward Campus

Available: June 4, 2018

Terms of Employment: Regular full-time12-month position, with university benefit package.  Located at the Woodward Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Campus Coordinator of ITV/Events Coordinator is responsible for the organization and coordination of ITV schedules and supervision of proctors plus the planning of all campus events.  Assists both Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Woodward Campus Dean with:

  • American with Disabilities Act compliance.
  • Student organizations, primarily Woodward Leadership Advisory Board.
  • Event planning and execution:  NWOSU—Woodward Campus Fall and Spring picnics, Homecoming events, United Fund Drive, food drive, graduate receptions, music and cultural events, and Higher Education Day at the Capitol.
  • Assists with student advisement and recruitment and retention activities.
  • Campus publicity/webpage/RangerNet and assists with scheduling of events.
  • Develops proctors’ schedules each semester and supervises student proctors.
  • Performs additional job-related duties as assigned, which may include some evenings and weekends representing the university in public situations.
  • Assists in emergency situations as needed.
  • Keeps Campus Dean informed of important information.
  • Teach appropriate classes if candidate has Masters Degree.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred.   Strong computer skills and strong public relations skills necessary for this position and maintaining confidentiality necessary.  Strong people and communications skills necessary for a high traffic office.

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 along with a 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.

Athletic Training Teaching Assistant (Graduate Assistant) - 2 Positions

Available: Immediately

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/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:

  • 8/1/2018

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.

Assistant Professor - Education Division

Available: August, 2018

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

Duties and Responsibilities: The position 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, as well as producing scholarly activity throughout the year.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate is preferred, master’s is required. Public school teaching experience in early childhood and/or elementary is required. Must have the ability to integrate technology and education.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Christee L. Jenlink      
Associate Dean, School of Education      
Northwestern Oklahoma State University 
(580) 327-8450     
Email: cljenlink@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.

Custodian - Alva Campus

Available: Immediately

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

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

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

Send Information to:

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

Applicants should provide a Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply.  Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

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

Printing Services Assistant

Available: Immediately

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

Duties and Responsibilities: Data entry, maintenance of billing invoices, graphic design work, ordering supplies, requesting quotes from vendors, payment of operating bills, tracking budgets, operation of all equipment, completing all jobs ensuring delivery to the appropriate departments, and supervising student workers.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree 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 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.

Intercampus Courier/ITV Facilitator - Alva Campus

Available: July 1, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is a 12-month, full-time position (40 hours per week). Under minimal supervision, they will deliver/pick up out-going locked courier bags to Woodward, Enid, and Helena daily for the University. They will be required to travel up to 250 miles each week day. It will also be necessary to do extensive lifting up to 50 pounds repeatedly. In addition, they will monitor classes taught by university faculty. This includes, but is not limited to, administering tests for remote ITV instructors, assisting ITV instructors, returning assignments and tests for courier service, light technical support, office work, and informing ITV coordinator of equipment problems.

Qualifications: Applicants must be punctual, dependable and possess the ability to drive a motor vehicle safely. They must have a valid driver’s license.  Computer and networking knowledge are required, as are good communication and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor of E-Commerce or Bachelor of Computer Science is preferred but not 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 resume with contact information for three professional references and a completed university employment application form.  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.

Loan Coordinator (Internal)

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: All aspects of student loan processing. Must be able to keep accurate and balanced accounts of disbursed loan records.  Assists students with questions and inquiries.  Compiles reports when needed.  Must maintain accurate and up-to-date knowledge of federal regulations.  Position may require occasional business travel and other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarships.

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 Financial Aid Office.  Position requires organization skills, good communication and people skills, as well as a sufficient working knowledge of computer applications and general office equipment.  Must be able to work well under stressful situations.

Send Information to:

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

Applicants should provide a Northwestern Job Application for Non-Exempt Positions (see bottom of this page) along with resume. Only persons who are authorized to be employed in the United States need apply. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

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

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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

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