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Assistant Professor of Communication
Posted July 10,2019

Position Available
The School of Visual and Communication Arts is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication

Appointment Date
August 2019

Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper-division Communication and Design Courses.

Qualifications
Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Communication or related field and relevant work experience in strategic communication including social media, mobile and digital content creation, publication and evaluation. Qualified candidates will be expected to apply dynamic teaching methods to current course offerings and will develop curriculum in digital content strategies. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in visual storytelling, digital competencies and high-level involvement in content creation, design, tactics, campaign deployment, measurement, and the full multi-channel media expertise.

Currently the Communication department offers studies in Advertising and Public Relations, Film and Digital Media, Healthcare Communication, and Sports Communication. The successful candidate will work with these disciplines and our Art and Design programs.

Salary
Competitive Salary

Benefits
This is a full-time 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, sick leave, retirement benefits and health insurance.

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to:  academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Professor Communication-Advertising
Posted July 10,2019

Position Available
The School of Visual and Communication Arts is seeking a part-time adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication.

Appointment Date
August 2019

Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper-division Communication Courses.

Qualifications
Minimum requirements: Master’s Degree in Communications or related field and relevant work experience in strategic communications (Advertising) including social media, mobile and digital content creation, publication and evaluation. Qualified candidates will be expected to apply dynamic teaching methods to current course offerings and will develop curriculum in digital content strategies. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in visual storytelling, digital competencies and high-level involvement in content creation, design, tactics, campaign deployment, measurement, and the full multi-channel media expertise. 

The School of Visual and Communication Arts is a growing academic collective, creating award-winning projects and fostering strong reciprocal relationships with the Kansas City community. Currently the Communication department offers studies in Advertising and Public Relations, Film and Digital Media, Healthcare Communications, and Sports Communications. The successful candidate will work with these disciplines and our Art and Design programs.

Salary
Competitive Salary

Benefits
N/A

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to:  academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Computer Science Faculty
Posted July 9,2019

Position Available
Adjunct Computer Science Faculty

Appointment Date
Fall 2019

Responsibilities
Avila University is looking for adjunct faculty who are able to teach one or more of the following courses:

  • Navigating the Digital Society (general education course)

  • Object Oriented Programming in Java

  • Web Page Programming

  • Networking

  • Introduction to Software Engineering

Qualifications
Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering or a related field with teaching experience preferred. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in computer science or a related field is required.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/A 

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and contact information for three professional references to: academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Chad Cooley, Chair of the School of Computer Sciences and Mathematics (chad.cooley@avila.edu).

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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Biology Faculty
Posted July 9,2019

Position Available
Adjunct Biology Faculty

Appointment Date
Fall 2019

Responsibilities
Avila University is looking for adjunct faculty who are able to teach one or more of the following courses:

  • General Biology Lab

  • Microbiology Lab

Qualifications
Master’s degree in biology or a related field with teaching experience preferred. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in biology is required.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/A 

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and contact information for three professional references to: academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Chad Cooley, Chair of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences (chad.cooley@avila.edu).

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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Chemistry Faculty
Posted July 9,2019

Position Available
Adjunct Chemistry Faculty

Appointment Date
Fall 2019

Responsibilities
Teach courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and/or biochemistry. Avila University is looking for adjunct faculty who are able to teach one or more of the following courses:

  • General Chemistry Lecture

  • General Chemistry Lab

  • Organic Chemistry Lab

  • Biochemistry Lab

Qualifications
Master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field with teaching experience preferred. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in chemistry or biochemistry is required.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/A

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and contact information for three professional references to: academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Chad Cooley, Chair of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences (chad.cooley@avila.edu).

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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Mathematics Faculty
Posted July 9,2019

Position Available
Adjunct Mathematics Faculty

Appointment Date
Fall 2019

Responsibilities
Avila University is looking for adjunct faculty who are able to teach one or more of the following courses:

  • College Algebra

  • Discrete Mathematics

  • Trigonometry

  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry I

Qualifications
Master’s degree in mathematics or a related field with teaching experience preferred. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics or a related field is required.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/A

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and contact information for three professional references to: academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Chad Cooley, Chair of the School of Computer Sciences and Mathematics (chad.cooley@avila.edu).

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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Posted May 8,2019

Position Available
Avila University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Appointment Date
August 2019

Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper-level Computer Science, Software Engineering, Networking and Database Management courses.  Candidates for the Assistant Professor position will be expected to apply innovative teaching techniques to course content and will supervise undergraduate research for majors.

Qualifications
A Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field and a background in Database Management and Networking is required. A PhD is preferred, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the campus community.

Salary
Competitive Salary

Benefits
This is a full-time 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, sick leave, retirement benefits and health insurance.

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to:  academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.  Application must be received by June 7, 2019 for full consideration.  For additional information, contact Patrick Kopp at Patrick.kopp@avia.edu.

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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Clinical Adjunct Nursing Instructors
Posted May 2,2019

Position Available
Clinical Adjunct Nursing Instructors

Appointment Date
Fall 2019

Responsibilities
Clinical adjunct instructors with senior level students in the following placement (primarily on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays):

  • Adult Med/Surgery (Telemetry) (11 hours)

  • Peds (10 hours)

  • OB (10 hours)

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

Master’s degree in nursing preferred, or current enrollment in MSN program with attendance at the Clinical Faculty Academy (CFA).  CFA is highly recommended for all new clinical instructors.  For information on CFA please visit https://kchealthcareers.com/clinical-faculty-academy/.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/A

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references and copies of transcripts: 

academicemployment@avila.edu

Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Science Laboratory Manager/Instructor Position (Full Time, NTT Faculty Status)
Posted April 23,2019

Position Available
Science Laboratory Manager/Instructor Position
(Full Time, NTT Faculty Status)

Appointment Date
August 1st, 2019

Responsibilities
This position will involve the management of Avila University’s laboratories for day-to-day operation and to ensure full compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and the teaching of three biology and/or chemistry laboratory sections each semester.

Qualifications
Master of Science in Biology, Chemistry or a related field, with teaching experience and knowledge of laboratory safety standards.

Salary
Competitive salary.

Benefits
This is a full-time position, non-tenure track 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, sick leave, retirement benefits and health insurance.

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and contact information for three professional references to: academicemployment@avila.edu.  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

Review of applications begins July 5th and continues until the position is filled.

Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Chad Cooley, Chair of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences (chad.cooley@avila.edu)

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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Staff

Offensive Assistant Coach
Posted July 15,2019

Position Available
Offensive Assistant Coach

Appointment Date
Immediately

Responsibilities
Assist the offense and coach a position group, assist the head football coach with all duties of successfully operating our football program, including but not limited to recruiting student-athletes, assisting with training sessions/game preparation/game-day coaching, monitoring the student-athletes academically and managing game day responsibilities.

Qualifications
Previous playing or coaching experience at the college level.

Salary
Competitive

Benefits
This is a stipend position that includes on campus housing.

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, 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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Office Manager, College of Science and Health
Posted July 12,2019

Position Available
Office Manager, College of Science and Health

Appointment Date
Immediately

Responsibilities
The Office Manager for the College of Science and Health ensures that the essential functions of the college are carried out efficiently and in a timely manner by providing direct administrative and clerical support for the Dean, full-time faculty, and adjunct faculty for various undergraduate courses in the College.  This position provides support for departmental initiatives and events and also serves as the initial point of contact in the College for students, current, past and future in addition to the public.

Qualifications
Minimum requirements include: Associate’s degree with 2 years of experience in an administrative office environment.  Ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, customer service, and professional skills; have accurate data entry and advanced-level Microsoft Office skills; and be able to work independently and show initiative.   Basic knowledge of audio-visual equipment required.  Must demonstrate a genuine interest in welcoming, working with, and helping others.  Baccalaureate Degree with prior experience in a University/College 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

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.

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students.  Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master’s degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

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.

Defensive Assistant Coach
Posted July 11,2019

Position Available
Defensive Assistant Coach

Appointment Date
Immediately

Responsibilities
Assist the defense and coach a position group, assist the head football coach with all duties of successfully operating our football program, including but not limited to recruiting student-athletes, assisting with training sessions/game preparation/game-day coaching, monitoring the student-athletes academically and managing game day responsibilities.

Qualifications
Previous playing or coaching experience at the linebacker or defensive back position at the college level.

Salary
Competitive

Benefits
This is a stipend position that includes on campus housing.

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, 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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Graduate Admission Representative
Posted July 2,2019

Position Available
Graduate Admission Representative

Appointment Date
Open until filled.

Responsibilities
The Graduate Admission Representative manages a recruitment program targeted at prospective college/adult students in a specified geographic region.  This individual represents Avila University at college fairs, business/career fairs and recruiting events on campus.  The Admission Representative also assists with and/or coordinates project work and event planning for prospective students and families on campus.  The position may require moderate travel, phoning and correspondence to maintain the external contacts necessary to reach enrollment goals.  Some evening and weekend work required.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have earned a Bachelor’s degree, good at building effective relationships, possess strong interpersonal skills, have a team-oriented work approach and be an effective communicator and confident public speaker.

Salary
Competitive salary.

Benefits
This is a full-time 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 and health insurance.

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, 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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Office Manager-Advantage Institute and Social Sciences
Posted June 24,2019

Position Available
Office Manager-Advantage Institute and Social Sciences

Appointment Date
Immediately

Responsibilities
The Advantage Institute and Social Sciences Offices are looking for an office manager who is self-motivated and has strong leadership skills to be responsible for the general management of our offices. You will be splitting your time between the two offices.  These times will be defined. Some of the job duties are as follows:

  • Overseeing general office operations

  • Greeting visitors, answering phones & emails

  • Coordinating appointments and meetings

  • Entering class schedules

  • Book Orders for all Advantage classes

  • Processing adjunct contracts

  • Purchasing office supplies and maintain adequate level

  • Create and Process faculty evaluations

  • Oversight of the Advantage budget

  • Oversight of the Advantage Website page keeping information up to date.

  • Assist in the accreditation procedures/processes for Social Sciences

  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications
Associate Degree preferred and or 5 years office management experience. Excellent computer skills and technology savvy. Have a high degree of proficiency in MS Word, excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Salary
Dependent upon experience

Benefits
This is a full-time 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, and health insurance.

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, 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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Assistant Director of Student Financial Services- Business Operations
Posted June 20,2019

Position Available
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services- Business Operations

Appointment Date
Position available immediately

Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Oversees, evaluates, and provides work direction to Student Financial Services staff.  Responsible for the operation of student accounting processes including billings, finance charges, outsourced payment plans, electronic data transfers to and from 3rd parties and other Avila University departments, accuracy of the student accounting database, compliance with government regulations.

  • Provides financial counseling for parents and students regarding payment options and payment plans with ability to negotiate special arrangements, in conjunction with the Director of Student Financial Services.  When necessary, resolves problems and questions with students or parents regarding student finances.  Contacts and initiates the settling of student account balances in escalated or special situations.

  • Compiles data and produces the IRS Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement).

  • Adjusts students’ accounts when necessary and sends appropriate refund letters in a timely manner.

  • Reconciles general ledger accounts related to financial aid (State of Missouri scholarships and grants, outside scholarships and private loans).

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required. Master’s Degree Preferred

  • Excellent public relations, oral and written communication and ability to communicate sensitive and/or complex information in a confidential and straightforward manner.

  • Must be accurate and detail oriented.

  • Experience with Jenzabar, and Powerfaids preferred

  • Ability to problem solve and handle multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Excel, Access, and Word.

  • Experienced in financial database systems with the ability to manipulate large amounts of data.

  • Basic accounting skills.

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

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.

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students.  Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Masters degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

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.

Assistant Director of Student Financial Services
Posted June 7,2019

Position Available
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

Appointment Date
Position available immediately

Responsibilities
Position summary:
The Assistant Director of Student Financial Services coordinates efforts to ensure that best practices and regulations are followed for all students and that the information and services are provided to students in a timely manner. In this position, he/she will interact with specific internal departments and outside agencies to facilitate the student eligibility process and is accountable for ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Remains current regarding all federal, state and institutional regulations and guidelines pertaining to financial aid programs

  • Oversee awarding and advising of continuing traditional graduates and undergraduates.

  • Assist Director with developing, implementing and revising departmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and institutional policies related to financial aid and scholarships as well as maintain processing efficiency

  • Complete the verification process for all financial aid recipients, including but not limited to, collection of documents, processing correction, and COD reporting.

  • Assists with conducting on and off campus presentations, seminars, and/or workshops for students. Also be available to present information at various events held at Avila University as needed.

  • Facilitate coordination and communication between respective college departments as they relate to the Student Financial Services role in creating a positive educational experience for students. Integrate efforts to maximize Student Financial Services role in recruiting and retention.

  • Counsel and advise students and parents regarding financial needs and problems, and recommend financial aid opportunities, academic progress, eligibility and procedures.

  • Monitors student’s SAP and GPA of all aid recipients each semester. Notifies students of the appeal processes if they are not meeting the standards. Makes recommendation for the appeal denial or approval to the Director.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of recent financial aid experience

  • Powerfaids and Jenzabar experience preferred; Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high level of accuracy, professionalism and a customer service orientation

  • Ability to work individually or as a team in a dynamic organization

  • Ability to relate well with a diverse student population

  • Ability to use tact, diplomacy and judgment in dealing with all customers

In addition, the successful candidate will be professional, self-reliant, proactive, enthusiastic, and will make a positive impression on others.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required: Master’s degree preferred

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
This is a full-time 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 and health insurance.

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, 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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Director of Student Access
Posted April 1,2019

Position Available
Director of Student Access

Appointment Date
Position available immediately

Responsibilities
The Director of Student Access will coordinate services for undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty with disabilities according to Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The director will also be responsible for faculty and staff consultation and training in regard to student access, budget development and oversight and supervision of staff. As an advocate for students, this position will collaborate with Student Life in providing fully accessible activities on campus and will help to promote campus-wide awareness and support through programming initiatives.

The position is a full-time administrative staff appointment within the Student Development Department of the University. The Director will report to the Assistant Vice President for Student Development & Success.

The primary responsibility of the Director of Student Access is to provide leadership to the Disability Services program.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct intake consultations with new, current and prospective students, staff, and faculty who are requesting accommodations for a disability, as well as, on-going case management.

  • Assist with student and faculty/staff orientations; provide necessary university and community referrals.

  • Gather appropriate documentation for students with disabilities

  • Create student case files, compile records, maintain accurate databases, and reports.

  • Direct, plan and coordinate the services and accommodations for students, with disabilities empowering them to benefit from instructional progress, equal access and within campus activities.

  • Identify the academic and student support services needed by students with disabilities

  • Create a nurturing liaison relationship between students and faculty.

  • Provide advice to university faculty and staff on ways to assist students with disabilities

  • Develop training materials for faculty and staff to increase the awareness and appreciation of the accommodations process for students with disabilities according to ADA laws.

  • Assist students to develop advocacy skills to accept, understand, and manage their disability by maximizing the balance of strengths to challenges, and providing learning strategies and/or coaching services.

  • Current knowledge of applicable disability law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and associated demonstrated ability in applying understanding of these laws.

  • Monitor and update University disability services policies and procedures as needed

  • Serve as member and/or Chair of the Disability Committee.

  • Assist students with filing academic and financial aid appeals to include providing letters of support.

  • Coordinate with the IT Department on the universal design process and assistive technology issues.

  • Provide support and/or presentations for visit days, orientation, registration days, and First Year Seminar.

  • Serve as a resource for, and support the efforts of, the student Disability Advocacy Group (DAG).

  • Occasionally evening and weekend hours may be required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Minimum Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution with major in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling or a related field.

  • Knowledge of applicable disability law to include: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as, demonstrated application of these laws.

  • Excellent communication skills, to include written, oral and interpersonal skills

  • Presentation and public speaking experience

  • Experience working with diverse populations

  • Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite

Salary
Competitive Salary

Benefits
This is a full-time 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 and health insurance.

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, 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.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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