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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

Intensive Language and Culture Program (ESL) Adjunct Instructors [Revised 04/16/2014]
Kinesiology/Director of Athletics Strength & Conditioning Program [Posted 03/26/2014]

Staff Positions

Accounts Receivable Assistant (part time) [Posted 02/19/2014]
Graduate Psychology Office Coordinator [Posted 02/25/2014]
Information Technology Support Specialist [Posted 03/12/2014]
Groundskeeper [Posted 03/13/2014]
Event Coordinator [Posted 03/31/2014]
Graduate Education Admissions, Advising & Marketing Specialist [Posted 04/15/2014]
Project Specialist of Upward Bound [Posted 04/15/2014]

Graduate Assistant

Athletic Trainer [Posted 03/26/2014]


 

Position Available   Intensive Language and Culture Program (ESL) Adjunct Instructors Posted 03/26/14;
Revised 4/16/14
Appointment Date  

August 2014

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, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Kinesiology/Director of Athletics Strength & Conditioning Program Posted 03/26/14
Appointment Date  

August 1, 2014

Responsibilities  

The Department of Kinesiology at Avila University is seeking applicants for a non-tenure-track faculty appointment to begin August 1, 2014. We are looking for a broadly trained faculty member to teach kinesiology courses, advise undergraduate students, and direct the Eagle Athletics strength and conditioning program.

This position is responsible for developing and directing the strength and conditioning program for each athletic program, in collaboration with head coaches, while managing certified strength and conditioning student assistants as they implement and lead the 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.

Avila University is a member of the NAIA and Heart of American Athletic Conference with 18 varsity sports with active involvement of around 435 student-athletes.

Qualifications  

Master’s degree in Kinesiology or Exercise Science required. A commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to campus community is required. Experience developing and coordinating programs for both male and female athletes in all areas of strength training as well as speed, agility, plyometric, flexibility, and cardiovascular training required. CSCS or SCCC certification and CPR/AED certification required.

Salary  

Competitive salary.

Benefits  

This is a full time faculty 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 on April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies or transcripts and three letters of reference to Employment@avila.edu.

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Position Available   Accounts Receivable Assistant (part time) Posted 02/19/14
Appointment Date   Open until filled.
Responsibilities  

Provide customer service to staff and students in person and by phone. Provide support services to accounts receivable staff. Assist accounts payable with distribution of vendor checks and misc. clerical responsibilities. Hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Qualifications  

Requires some related coursework or specialized accounting training beyond high school. Requires three to five years of working with accounting/business office operations. Requires proficient skills with Microsoft Word and Excel; requires strong telephone and interpersonal skills.

Salary   Competitive Salary
Benefits  

This is a part 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 & 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, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community  

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

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Position Available   Graduate Psychology Office Coordinator Posted 02/25/14
Appointment Date  

Position available immediately; This position works 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities  

This entry level position manages prospect and inquiry channels, communications and follow-up. Oversees internship development. Provides back-up assistance with office management duties and recruitment activities. Assist with Department of Psychology programming. Other duties as assigned.

The Department of Psychology is housed within College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Qualifications  

Requires average proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Requires knowledge in social media venues, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Graduate admissions experience, work on integrated marketing campaigns preferred.

Salary  

Competitive Salary

Benefits  

This is a half 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, Missouri 64145-1698
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Position Available   Information Technology Support Specialist Posted 03/12/14
Appointment Date   Available Immediately
Responsibilities  

The Information Technology Support Specialist position works as part of the IT team to support Avila University users with technology needs. Area of support include desktop configuration and troubleshooting problems with Microsoft and Apple products, application support for commonly used software and mobile devices, and other identified hardware and software. This position will also be responsible for assisting new faculty and staff with learning the Avila University technology processes and assist with assuring that faculty and staff have needed technology to complete their assigned job responsibilities. Primary responsibility in this position is first line responding to issues on the help desk.

Qualifications  

EDUCATION:
Some College level coursework
Associate’s Degree Preferred in area of IT or Computer Science.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 2 years experience working with help desk support or like experience.

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 & dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Position is currently under review - No longer accepting applications

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Position Available   Groundskeeper Posted 03/13/14
Appointment Date  

Position available immediately

Responsibilities  

The Groundskeeper performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of University grounds and landscapes which includes the operation of electrically-powered and gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines, and the use of small hand and power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating, and trimming grounds and landscaping. The Groundskeeper also performs maintenance on groundskeeping equipment and tools, and makes minor repairs as directed.

Qualifications  

EDUCATION:
A high school diploma or the equivalent is required. Experience: At least two years of experience in groundskeeping is required, where knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and trimming a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and grasses has been gained; an Associate’s degree in horticulture or a related field may be substituted for the two years of experience required. Knowledge of the use and proper disposal of chemicals used in groundskeeping (horticulture, turf management, and floriculture) is preferred.

SKILLS:
Must be able to read English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, chemicals, fertilizers and similar products used in groundskeeping. Skill in the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance tools, equipment, and machinery is required. Ability to identify and eradicate disease or insect damage to plant and turf materials is preferred.

EFFORT:
Requires the ability to lift and carry groundskeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 80 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual, electrically-powered and/or gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines. Requires the ability to access facilities and areas which may only be accessible by climbing stairs or by climbing ladders to a height of 15 feet (e.g., for tree trimming). Must be able to move throughout assigned areas, as the work is performed primarily out-of-doors, year round.

LICENSE:
Must have a valid Missouri motor vehicle operator's license. Possession of a public pesticide applicators license is 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 & 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, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Event Coordinator Posted 03/13/14
Appointment Date  

Position available immediately

Responsibilities  

We are seeking a responsible person to act as the Avila representative to internal/external groups holding events on our campus.

This is a part time position in our Campus Services Department. Must be available to work evenings and weekends; up to 30 hours per week.

Qualifications  

Set up/tear down event with tables and chairs as requested by visiting group. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Primarily indoor work. Attention to detail.

Salary  

Competitive Salary

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, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Graduate Education Admissions, Advising & Marketing Specialist Posted 04/15/14
Appointment Date  

July 1, 2014

Responsibilities  

The School of Education at Avila University invites applications for a Graduate Education Admissions, Advising, & Marketing Specialist.

Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Avila University is committed to teaching 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. 

Responsibilities
The person hired for the position will:

  • Serve as the primary contact person for prospective students seeking entry into graduate programs in the Avila School of Education.
  • Represent the Avila School of Education at on-site recruitment and marketing efforts with K-12 schools.
  • Conduct recruitment information meetings with prospective students.
  • Serve as the primary contact for admissions processes.
  • Maintain graduate admissions and education data bases.
  • Serve as the primary advisor for graduate education candidates.
  • Serve on university-wide committees appropriate to the position.
  • Communicate between the Missouri State Department of Education and the Avila School of Education as appropriate to the position.
  • Be in accord with the mission and values of Avila University and be able to articulate the mission and values within the duties and activities of the School of Education.
Qualifications  

Education & Skills-Based Qualifications
Requirements include:

  • A master’s degree in education or a closely related field
  • Experience working with and analyzing quantitative data.
  • Excellent computer and data base maintenance skills.
  • Excellent constituent service skills.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • A willingness to collaborate with multiple offices across campus. 
  • Strong orientation to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and task follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently and complete self-directed tasks.
  • A professional demeanor and comfort with meeting the public.
  • Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word (mandatory)
  • Knowledge of Jenzabar, Canvas, Access (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 & dental insurance.

Application
Information
 

Review of applications will begin 4/10/14 and continue until the position is filled. 
Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Project Specialist of Upward Bound Posted 04/15/14
Appointment Date  

Position available immediately.

Responsibilities  

Support the federally funded Upward Bound program in all administrative and program duties.  Maintain database to track participant records and documentation of program activities, assist in maintaining confidential student files, maintain program inventory and oversee office supplies, assist in coordinating logistics for all project activities and events, plan and organize recruitment at target schools, assist in assuring compliance with project objectives, adhere to deadlines and regulations regarding required program documentation, reports, data collection and forms.

Qualifications  
  • Associate degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two years clerical experience
  • One year of experience in database management
  • Experience in accounting procedures
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular and flexible hours
  • Capacity to relate well with high school age youth
  • Experience working with TRIO programs or educationally and economically disadvantaged students or prior experience in a higher education setting
  • Experience in overcoming barriers similar to those of the target population
  • Knowledge of current educational resources and information on testing, career planning, college admission and financial aid resources
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 & 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, Missouri 64145-1698

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Position Available   Athletic Trainer - Graduate Assistant Posted 03/26/14
Appointment Date  

August 2014

Responsibilities  

The Graduate Assistant athletic trainer works under the supervision of the head athletic trainer and supervises the care of student athletes competing in the University’s athletic program. The GA athletic trainer is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University’s comprehensive sports medicine program. Frequently required to work irregular hours such as weekends, holidays, or evenings.

Qualifications  

Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization; Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC); State Athletic Training Licensure.

Salary  

Stipend provided

Benefits  

Tuition waiver for 18 graduate credit hours.
This is a graduate assistant position; employment is incidental to the graduate educational experience.

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, Missouri 64145-1698

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