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Employment Opportunities at Avila University

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas.  Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Avila has great benefit packages for its employees.

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Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All positions require authorization to work in the United States without additional employer sponsorship on an unrestricted basis. Avila does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status.

 


Faculty Positions

Chemistry Instructor [Posted 05/06/2015]
Philosophy & Religious Studies Instructors [Posted 04/11/2015]
Clinical and Laboratory Adjunct Instructors [Posted 04/06/2015]
Adjunct Instructor for Nutrition Course, School of Nursing and School of Science and Health [Posted 03/12/2015]
Intensive Language and Culture Program (ESL) Adjunct Instructors [Posted 02/27/2015]
Biology Instructor [Posted 9/12/2014]

Staff Positions

Admission Advisor [Posted 05/15/2015]
Marketing Manager [Posted 05/14/2015]
Default Prevention Coordinator (Part time) [Posted 05/13/2015]
Office Manager for the Law/Justice Studies and Social Work Departments [Posted 04/15/2015]

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistant for Cross Country/Track and Field (full-time) [Posted 04/16/2015]


 

 

Position Available   Chemistry Instructor Posted 5/06/15
Appointment Date  

August 2015

Responsibilities  

Avila University has for the 2015 fall semester part-time chemistry faculty openings to teach laboratories for organic chemistry and general chemistry.

Qualifications  

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in chemistry or a related field with teaching experience preferred.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to: AcademicEmployment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Avila University 
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698


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Position Available   Philosophy & Religious Studies Instructors Posted 4/11/15
Appointment Date  

Potential openings in the 2015-16 academic year

Responsibilities  

The Department of Religious Studies & Philosophy at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, invites applications for our pool of adjunct instructors.  We are especially looking for individuals qualified to teach introductory courses in Religious Studies and Philosophy.  All courses are 3 credit hours and fulfill core curriculum requirements for all students.

Qualifications  

The successful candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Philosophy or Religious Studies or a closely related field. Prior teaching experience is preferred.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Send (1) curriculum vitae and (2) cover letter describing your relevant experience and how you would approach teaching introductory courses to:  Martin.Shuster@Avila.edu or mail to:
Dr. Martin Shuster
Chair of Religious Studies and Philosophy
Avila University 
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698


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Position Available   Clinical and Laboratory Adjunct Instructors Posted 4/06/15
Appointment Date  

Fall Semester 2015

Responsibilities  

Clinical adjunct instructors with senior level students in the following placements (primarily on Tuesday and/or Thursdays):
• adult med/surg (12 hour days)
• pediatrics (10 hour days)
• mother/baby (10 hour days)

Lab instructors (will consider hiring for more than one lab):
Health Assessment Mon 1-2:50; Fri 8-9:50; 10-11:50; 1-2:50
Foundations (Skills) Mon 8-9:50; 10:30-12:20; Wed 8-9:50

Qualifications  

Missouri nursing license required. Kansas license also required if clinical placement is in Kansas.

Master’s degree in nursing (RN/BSN if enrolled in master’s program; must have taken or be available to take the Clinical Faculty Academy [CFA] on August 6 & 7, 2015). For information on the CFA please visit kchealthcareers.com/clinical-faculty-academy/.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edua or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Adjunct Instructor for Nutrition Course, School of Nursing and School of Science and Health Posted 03/12/15
Appointment Date  

Fall 2015

Responsibilities  

Summary of Job Duties

  • Teach nutrition theory which includes classroom teaching, making assignments, and evaluating student learning
  • Fall semester class time TR 9:00 am - 10:15 am, preferable
  • Nutrition is taught both fall and spring semesters
Qualifications  

Minimum Requirements (education, experience, special skills, etc.):

  • Master’s prepared
  • Degree in nutrition, dietetics, or related field
  • Professional experience

Preferred Qualifications (for rank consideration):

  • Doctorate (PhD or DNP)
  • Teaching experience, preferably at the baccalaureate level
Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D.
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

 

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Position Available   Intensive Language and Culture Program (ESL) Adjunct Instructors Posted 02/27/15
Appointment Date  

August 2015

Responsibilities  

The School of Education at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, invites applications for adjunct ESL Instructors. Faculty members could teach a minimum of 3 credit hours (1 class) up to a maximum of 9 credit hours (3 classes) per semester in a pre-academic program.

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and teaches students to be advocates for social justice, regardless of their profession or academic field. The university is committed to educating students as global citizens, capable of engaging across social and cultural boundaries.

Qualifications  

The successful candidate must hold a master’s degree in the field of TESOL or a closely related area such as English or Linguistics. Experience teaching ESL to an adult audience would also be preferable. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong pedagogical skills using a multitude of instructional delivery modes including technology. S/he must possess effective interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.

Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and unofficial copies of transcripts to employment@avila.edu or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

 

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Position Available   Biology Instructor Posted 09/12/14
Appointment Date  

January 2015

Responsibilities  

The Department of Biology at Avila University is seeking qualified applicants for part-time appointments at the adjunct instructor level to begin January 2015. Teaching responsibilities will likely include a microbiology lecture and laboratory section, an environmental science lecture and laboratory, and a general biology laboratory section. 

Qualifications  

Candidates should have a graduate degree in biology or a closely related field from an accredited university/college and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and a list of references to: marie.harris@avila.edu or
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

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Position Available   Admission Advisor Posted 05/14/15
Appointment Date  

Two positions available immediately

Responsibilities  

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for recruiting students for the School of Professional Studies programs. This includes providing prospective undergraduate students with information regarding the degrees offered, degree completion requirements and enrolling students into a degree program. Recruitment is performed via telephone and face-to-face meetings with students. Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Occasionally works weekends and evenings.

Qualifications  

Bachelor’s Degree; Experience presenting and speaking in front of small and large groups of people. Experience with lead management, follow up, and ability to overcome challenges while meeting deadlines. Experience participating as an effective team member or leader. Effective communication and organizational skills. Ability to eloquently speak about degrees and benefits of programs to varying audiences. Ability to thrive in a team environment. Ability to build and support relationships with key constituents. Ability to work effectively with adult students and specific needs of this population. Preferred Master’s Degree and prior experience in marketing, higher education, or admissions capacity. Requires average proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook, and Jenzabar.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

This is a full time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health and dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu (email preffered) or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

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Position Available   Default Prevention Coordinator (Part time) Posted 05/13/15
Appointment Date  

Position available immediately

Responsibilities  

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead Avila University’s default prevention efforts.
  • Serve as the team lead for the Default Prevention Team (Money Minds).
  • Coordinate efforts of tracking and contacting delinquent and defaulted students through NSLDS delinquency reports and CDR reports.
  • Become an expert in repayment plans and processes for repayment, rehabilitation, and all other areas of loans.
  • Serve as liaison between students and loan servicers as needed.
  • Perform procedures for Entrance Counseling and Exit Counseling throughout the school year.
  • Plan and facilitate activities with Default Prevention Team including monthly events and Financial Literacy Month activities.
  • Participate in all Financial Aid events as assigned (extended hours on nights and weekends may be required at identified times of the year).
  • Provide support services by covering phone and greeting students and visitors.
  • Interface with other appropriate institutional departments to coordinate programs, services and policies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

This is a part time staff position working up to 20 hours per week. Position is grant funded and dependent upon receipt of grant funding. Dates of employment June 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Qualifications  

Required qualifications include:

  • Skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Superior communication, customer service and problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • SPSS
Salary  

$10/hour

Benefits  

N/E

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

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Position Available   Office Manager for the Law/Justice Studies and Social Work Departments housed within College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Posted 04/15/15
Appointment Date  

August 2, 2015
Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, August through May; June & July off.

Responsibilities  

Responsible for general office functions including supporting the faculty and adjunct faculty with all administrative and clerical duties such as: course schedule data entry, compile payroll data, maintain Social Work databases, process course evaluations, update Social Science webpages as needed, assist with payment of bills, order department supplies, interact with faculty/staff/students, coordinate and assist with department special events, assist faculty with classroom and presentation materials, and schedule, train and supervise work study students.

Qualifications  

Experience: One year clerical experience in a similar office environment required. Experience in an academic setting preferred.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of modern office practices, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Secretarial and administrative duties require strong communication, organizational and computer/technology skills. Must demonstrate a genuine interest in welcoming, working with, and helping others. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

This is a full time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health and dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

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Position Available   Marketing Manager Posted 5/14/15
Appointment Date  

Position available immediately

Responsibilities  

Avila University’s Office of Marketing and Communications seeks a collaborative and results-driven Marketing Manager reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

Duties include:
Supports the university’s integrated marketing and communications plan with below activities and others as assigned:
Research, Develops Strategy, Creates, Executes, Manages, Tracks & Measures, Reports

  • Program Marketing Campaigns
  • University Internal Communications
  • University Integrated Marketing Plan
  • Public Relations – Directs or supports multiple public relations functions
  • Promotions – Creates, manages or assists with university promotions and events
  • Publications – Leads or assists with university publications including writing and editing
  • Uses digital tools (including Google Analytics) to deliver effective communications and marketing
  • Maintains competitive analysis tools
  • Manages staff, vendors, partners and other resources to maximize the university’s outcomes
  • Uses marketing, advertising and communication fundamentals and expertise to exceed objectives

Adheres to budget responsibilities. Works independently and collaboratively. Keeps updated with marketing and communications industry best practices through learning interactions, reading trade publications, attending professional development lectures and other avenues.

Qualifications  

Skills and qualifications:
Organized, Intelligent enthusiasm, Collaborative, Positive role model, Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, Creative, Analytical, Value-driven
Experience managing marketing and communications projects and professionals. Ability to prioritize and maximize resources, Uses contemporary technology, Microsoft Suite.

Requirements:

  • BA in Marketing, Communications, Business, Advertising or other relevant degree
  • 3-5 years of marketing experience
  • Experience managing marketing and communications projects and professionals
  • Demonstrated success and increasing responsibility
Salary  

Competitive salary

Benefits  

This is a full time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health and dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

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

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145

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Position Available   Graduate Assistant for Cross Country/Track and Field (full-time) Posted 04/17/15
Appointment Date  

Appointment for the full range of duties will begin August 1, 2015. However, appointment for purposes of working with head coach must occur immediately.

Responsibilities  

Graduate Assistant will act as a full time assistant with hours ranging up to or exceeding 40 hours/week depending on season. Will be involved with all aspects of the distance program (Cross Country/Track and Field) including practice, office duties, strength and conditioning, travel and budget, recruiting, etc. GA will work in conjunction with the head coach to help build the student-athlete athletically as well as academically.

Qualifications  

Bachelor’s degree, required. Long-distance experience preferred but not required. NAIA and/or private, value-based experience preferred.

Salary  

18 graduate level credit hours/year and stipend

Application
Information
 

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145

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