Employment Opportunities at Avila University

Faculty

Adjunct Physics Instructor
Posted May 21,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Physics Instructor

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

Responsibilities 
Adjunct physics faculty members are needed to teach sections of non-majors Physics and Introductory Physical Science in the Fall and/or Spring.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in Physics or related field is required with teaching experience preferred.

Salary
Dependent upon education and experience.

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Send cover letter and résumé to joseph.roberts@avila.edu or mail to:

Joe Roberts
School of Science and Health
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 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.

Adjunct Geology Instructor
Posted May 21,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Geology Instructor

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

Responsibilities 
Adjunct geology faculty members are needed to teach sections of Physical Geology lecture and lab during the Fall and/or Spring semester.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in Geology or related field is required with teaching experience preferred.

Salary
Dependent upon education and experience.

Benefits
N/E

Application Information

Send cover letter and résumé to joseph.roberts@avila.edu or mail to:
Joe Roberts
School of Science and Health
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 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.

Adjunct Chemistry Instructor
Posted May 21,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Chemistry Instructor

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

Responsibilities 
Adjunct chemistry faculty members are needed to teach sections of General Chemistry/Organic labs and General Chemistry lectures during the Fall and/or Spring semester.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field is required with teaching experience preferred.

Salary
Dependent upon education and experience.

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Send cover letter and résumé to joseph.roberts@avila.edu or mail to:

Joe Roberts
School of Science and Health
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 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.

Clinical Adjunct Nursing Instructors
Posted May 1,2018

Position Available
Clinical Adjunct Nursing Instructors

Appointment Date 
Fall 2018

Responsibilities 
Clinical adjunct instructors with senior level students in the following placements (primarily on Tuesday and/or Thursdays):
• Adult Med/Surgery (12 hours)
• Pediatrics (10 hours)
• Mother/Baby (10 hours)

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

Master’s degree in nursing is preferred, or current enrollment in MSN program with Attendance at the Clinical Faculty Academy (CFA) is highly recommended. 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.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 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.

Adjunct Instructor in Literature
Posted April 27,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Instructor in Literature

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

Responsibilities
The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Avila University invites applications for an adjunct instructor of Literature.  Experience in gender studies or global literature required.

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 professional and academic field. We are committed to educating our students as global citizens, capable of engaging across social and cultural boundaries.

Qualifications
M.A. in English required; Ph.D. preferred.  Experience teaching at the university level required.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation to the Chair, Amy Milakovic, Ph.D. at amy.milakovic@avila.eduElectronic submissions preferred.

Amy Milakovic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO  64145

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 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.

Adjunct Instructor in Composition
Posted April 27,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Instructor in Composition

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

Responsibilities 
The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Avila University invites applications for an adjunct instructor of Composition.

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 professional and academic field. We are committed to educating our students as global citizens, capable of engaging across social and cultural boundaries. 

Qualifications
M.A. in English or Rhetoric required; Ph.D. preferred.  Experience teaching at the university level required.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation to the Chair, Amy Milakovic, Ph.D. at amy.milakovic@avila.eduElectronic submissions preferred.

Amy Milakovic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO  64145

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 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.

Guest Conductor
Posted April 19,2018

Position Available
Guest Conductor

Appointment Date
August 15 - December 15, 2018

Responsibilities
The Music Department at Avila University invites applications for a visiting Guest Conductor to work with Choral Ensembles during a faculty member sabbatical.  The Guest Conductor will conduct both Avila Singers and University Singers.  These ensembles will meet on Mondays/Wednesdays 3:30-5 pm and Tuesdays 4-6 pm.  Performances are scheduled in October for Homecoming and a joint concert with the orchestra in December.  Office hours are expected.

Qualifications
Choral conducting experience and a Master’s degree in Music is required.  DMA in Choral Conducting and professional experience is preferred.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Please send letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Amity Bryson, Music Department Chairperson, at Amity.Bryson@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 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.

 

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor
Posted March 13,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Mathematics Instructor

Appointment Date
Summer or Fall 2018

Responsibilities
Adjunct mathematics faculty members are needed to teach one to three daytime sections of a developmental mathematics course, College Algebra and/or Statistics during the summer and/or fall semester. 

Qualifications
Master’s degree in Mathematics or related field is required with teaching experience preferred.

Salary
Dependent upon education and experience.

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Send cover letter and résumé to nick.haverhals@avila.edu or mail to:

Nick Haverhals
School of Science and Health
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 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.

Computer Science/Software Engineering Adjunct Faculty
Posted March 12,2018

Position Available
Computer Science/Software Engineering Adjunct Faculty

Appointment Date
August 2018

Responsibilities
Avila University is seeking applicants for adjunct teaching positions in Computer Science/Software Engineering to begin August 2018.

Qualifications
A master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field is required. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction Technology classes including Microsoft Office, Java Programming and/or Web Page Programming including JavaScript and PHP.  IOS App development and /or C# programming would also be helpful.  The courses are offered at various times during the day and evening.

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’s 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 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 Professor of Computer Science
Posted March 7,2018

Position Available
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Appointment Date
August 2018

Responsibilities
Avila University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science appointment to begin August 2018.

Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper-level Computer Science, Software Engineering, Database Management and Cybersecurity 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.  The successful candidate will develop a Cybersecurity major, work with other faculty to develop a data management program and direct the online Computer Science program, which includes hiring and supervising adjuncts for developing and teaching courses. 

Qualifications
A Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field and a background in Cybersecurity and Database Administration 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 faculty position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits.  Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes tuition remission for employee and dependents, sick leave, retirement benefits, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances.

Application Information

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  Please send a letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to: academicemployment@avila.edu. Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B’s visas. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis. 

 Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Patrick Kopp, Chair of the Computer Science Department.

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 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 Professor of Communication - Advertising and Public Relations
Posted February 19,2018

Position Available                                                                                                Assistant Professor of Communication-Advertising and Public Relations

Appointment Date                                                                                              Fall 2018

Responsibilities                                                                                                    The School of Visual and Communication Arts at Avila University is currently accepting Applications for full-time, tenure-track position. Avila University's School of Visual & Communication Arts (VisCom) is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a focus on public relations, media and communication strategies. 

Qualifications                                                                                                        MA in Communication or related field or MFA. Preferred Qualifications: PhD (ABD acceptable). Ideal candidates will have a strong academic and professional background including experience in public relations practice coupled with the ability to teach across the full-earned media spectrum. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses related to promotional writing, public relation concepts, communication theory, strategies and execution.  Candidates should be prepared to contribute to curriculum development, emphasizing exposure to non-profit, intergovernmental, and public-private partnerships. 

Salary                                                                                                                Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits                                                                                                            This is a full-time faculty position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits; Avila University's comprehensive benefit package includes tuition remission for employee and dependents, sick leave, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances.

Application Information                                                                                  Review of applications will begin on immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to: janine.urness@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 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.

Part-Time Instructor - Healthcare Management
Posted January 10,2018

Position Available   

Part Time Instructor – Healthcare Management

Appointment Date

Summer 2018

Responsibilities       

Teach 8-week evening and online Healthcare Management courses in the Avila Advantage Adult Degree Program.

Qualifications       

Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred.

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits

N/E

Application Information 

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Send cover letter and résumé to steve.iliff@avila.edu (email preferred), or mail to:

Steve Iliff

Director of Faculty and Curriculum

Avila University

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, MO 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.

 

Staff

Student Support Services (SSS) Academic Coordinator
Posted May 8,2018

Position Available
Student Support Services (SSS) Academic Coordinator

Appointment Date
Currently available

Responsibilities 
The SSS Academic Coordinator position is in the federally grant-funded Department of Education, TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program. The SSS program serves 150 first generation and limited income students. The purpose of Student Support Services is to increase retention and graduation rates of students in the program.

The SSS Academic Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the academic component for the SSS program at Avila University. The Academic Coordinator will have a caseload of approximately 150 students each academic year. The caseload will be shared with the SSS Assistant Director on an as needed basis.

  • Maintain student records
  • Oversee tutoring component of academic year which includes the hiring and training of peer tutors as well as the hiring of professional tutors. This also includes the monitoring of student progress and ensuring tutoring is being advertised and utilized among the SSS participants.
  • Oversee Graduate School test prep, applications, and campus visits
  • Individual advising to ensure students are on track for graduation and meeting Avila requirements
  • Assist in planning of SSS activities and workshops based on student needs
  • Assist in the planning of summer activities which includes summer courses, and two Bridge tracks (intensive residential component as well as commuter College Algebra course)
  • Requires some nights and weekends, possible travel for student activities and professional development
  • Plan various career exploration and financial literacy programming
  • Co-teach First Year Seminar with the SSS Assistant Director

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

Education:    
Bachelor’s Degree in education, psychology, business social science or related field.

Skills:
Must be motivated, have meticulous attention to detail, have interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team is necessary. Excellent writing skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Access to various college success resources.

Experience:  
Experience working with under representative students in programming and presenting, advising, tutoring, financial literacy and career exploration. Experience working collaboratively with diverse groups including students, administrators, and external service providers.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree

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 (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 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.

 

Admission Representative
Posted May 7,2018

Position Available
Admission Representative

Appointment Date
Open until filled

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

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have earned a Bachelor’s degree, possess strong interpersonal skills, have a team-oriented work approach and be a capable writer and public speaker.

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 (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 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 Admission
Posted May 1,2018

Position Available
Assistant Director of Admission

Appointment Date
Open until filled. 

Responsibilities 
The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing many aspects of the Office of Admission. Responsible for assisting in training and development of admission personnel. An important facet of the position involves planning of admission events, student programs and campus visits within the Office of Admission. Oversees adjustments and updates to admission web pages. Empowered to make decisions when the Director is unable to do so in a timely manner.

Responsible for recruiting prospective transfer students and reaching recruitment goals. The position requires some travel, extensive phoning and correspondence to maintain the external contacts necessary to reach enrollment goals.  Regular evening and some weekend work required.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have earned a Bachelor’s degree, possess strong interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail and organizational skills, have a team-oriented work approach and be a capable writer and public speaker.

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 tuition remission for employee and dependents, retirement plan, vacation & sick leave, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances.

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 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.

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Posted March 23,2018

Position Available
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Responsibilities
Avila University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management.  This position is the principal enrollment management officer of the institution. The Vice President reports directly to the President of the University and will sit on the President’s cabinet and be involved with all decisions concerning the future of the institution.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management will be primarily responsible for: recruiting Avila’s students, leveraging financial aid for recruitment and retention and promoting student success for undergraduate, graduate, traditional and adult populations. The University, under the direction of its current President, who has served for twelve years, will be expanding its programs and services to adult, graduate, and nontraditional students through work with the division of academic affairs to create academic programs, certificates, and other credentials to certify learning that prepares current and former students to face a world of rapid change.

The emphasis will be on student learning and demonstrated outcomes, continual growth and the concomitant upgrading of credentials that prepare students to successfully engage and make a difference in the surrounding community, region, and world. The Vice President for Enrollment Management will play a critical role in the recruitment and retention of students in these new initiatives.

Qualifications 
To be considered for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management, the successful candidate must have his/her Master’s degree, (Doctorate preferred) and a minimum of seven years of experience in the field of admissions, enrollment management, and/or student development or its equivalent. A very strong background in admissions and/or enrollment management with a significant understanding of student success and retention models and approaches is preferred.

Candidates for this position should have strong leadership skills, the ability to collaborate effectively throughout the University, excellent analytical and communication skills and provide visionary leadership and strategic analysis for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a successful enrollment management plan. Demonstrated ability with enrollment management systems and web-based recruitment initiatives is essential as is a sense of humor and a strong work ethic.

Salary
The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and includes a competitive benefits package.

Application Process
Interested and qualified applicants should apply via email to employment@avila.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining his/her leadership experiences in the areas described above as well as the notable achievements in doing so; a resume that reflects the educational and professional experiences of the candidate; and the names of four professional references with title, e-mail and telephone contact information by the priority deadline of April 30. The search, however, will remain open until the position is filled. Avila University is an equal opportunity employer.

The Community
The Kansas City metropolitan area includes cities in both Missouri and Kansas, and some say it takes both states to accommodate the countless entertainment offerings. The approximately 1.8 million residents enjoy everything from world-class museums to professional sporting events, a thriving arts community to car racing, classical opera to fine dining.  Kansas City may be set in the heart of America, but it cannot hide its European flair. Known as the City of Fountains, the community has more working water sculptures than any city but Rome, and it boasts more boulevards than Paris.  It’s one of America’s biggest and brightest metropolitan areas.

About Avila University
Avila is a Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. It was founded in 1916 and its mission is to provide undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community. This first reflects a commitment to the full development of its students; mind, body, and spirit and secondly a commitment to prepare its students to become leaders both in Kansas City and the broader world. It acknowledges that leadership is based on being innovative and transformational in one’s work and focused on service, especially to “the dear neighbor” as is characteristic of the Sisters of St. Joseph. 

Avila is located on a 50-acre campus on the historic Santa Fe Trail in a beautiful setting in south Kansas City, Mo. The University currently enrolls approximately 1,800 students, 75 percent enrolled as undergraduate students in 30 majors and 25 percent enrolled as graduate students in five graduate programs; nearly a third are first generation college students, approximately 40% are Pell grant eligible, and over 40% represent diversity. 

In the Fall of 2017, the University announced the Avila Promise, an enrollment initiative focused on affordability and student success. The Promise reduced tuition for incoming traditional undergraduates by 33% (including books and standard university fees in that tuition), and added four promises that include a guarantee that tuition increases would be no more than 3% a year over the student’s enrollment at Avila, a guarantee of on-time graduation (tied to 15 to Finish course maps for all majors), a guaranteed internship or practicum in one’s area of study, and a guarantee of a travel or research grant of up to $1,000 for academic/course related experiences. 

Over the next few years, it is anticipated that Avila will add other elements to the Promise and extend it to cover adult and non-traditional students (in addition to full time undergraduate students).  The Vice President for Enrollment Management will play a key role in the design and marketing of these new elements.



Part-Time Admission Advisor
Posted March 12,2018

Position Available
Part-Time Admission Advisor

Appointment Date
Position available immediately

Responsibilities
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for recruiting students for Avila University’s Adult and Graduate programs.  This includes providing prospective graduate students with information regarding the degrees and certificates offered, degree completion requirements and enrolling students into a degree program.  Recruitment is performed via telephone and face-to-face meetings with students. Some regional travel will be required for recruitment and education fair events. At this time, the main recruitment territory will be for the Department of Psychology (Graduate programs), but can be adjusted by supervisor. Position is part-time for 25 hours per week.  Occasionally works weekends and evenings. Some overnight travel may be required.

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. 

  • Must have a valid state motor vehicle operator's license and must pass a background check for criminal and driving records.  

  • Requires average proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook, and a customer relationship management system.  

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.

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.

Maintenance Mechanic
Posted November 15,2017

Position Available     

Maintenance Mechanic

Appointment Date  

Open until filled.

Responsibilities           

Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, is responsible for the general repair and maintenance of the building equipment. Primary responsibilities: Operates and maintains all HVAC equipment, including but not limited to: Chillers, boilers, condensers, fin-tube, PTAC units, air handlers, and associated control systems. This full time employee also repairs and installs electrical equipment, such as electrical outlets, ballasts, circuit breakers, etc, and other electrical systems equipment; repairs plumbing: sinks, traps, toilets, urinals, flush valves, supply valves, etc. and water fountains.; painting and patchwork to maintain buildings in good condition as needed; performs locksmith responsibilities; carpentry work and repairs to sidewalks and parking lots. Performs maintenance of buildings and grounds, such as snow removal. Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications         

Must have knowledge of MEP: HVAC, electrical, plumbing systems, related tools and their uses, and carpentry. Ability to repeatedly lift up to 60 lbs, stand and/or wait for long periods, perform the mentioned tasks while in various physical positions, and climb up to 15 ft. ladder. Ability to follow both oral and written directions, work with and take direction from staff; have basic computer skills. Read blueprints and equipment specification/operation manuals. Experience and/or coursework in Ammonia Refrigeration and Boiler operations also required. High School/GED required. Substantial maintenance experience in above mentioned tasks. Must pass a background check for criminal records.

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.

 

Graduate Assistant Positions

 

Student Activities | Graduate Assistant
Posted May 25,2018

Position Available
Student Activities Graduate Assistant

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

This position is appointed for a one-semester term with the opportunity for renewal each semester based on performance evaluation.  The position begins in August and ends in December contingent upon renewal.

Responsibilities 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating of major student activity events, leadership development programming, educational programming initiatives, and special campus celebrations.
  • Assist advising the The Activities Team (The A-Team) student organization which primarily programs events on campus. Attend weekly A-Team meetings, attend the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Central Regional Conference in October and assist students with The A-Team events.
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate two (2) Week of Welcome weeks (Fall & Spring).
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate Homecoming Week including the Homecoming Dance.
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate Halloween Week.
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate Week of Giving.
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate two (2) Stress Relief Weeks (Fall & Spring).
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate Right Relationships Week.
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate Avila Harmony Month.
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate holiday events (Chinese New Year, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc).
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate commuter events including Commuter Student Appreciation Week.
  • Plan, promote, implement and evaluate Spring Fling Week including the Spring Fling Dance.
  • Maintain, update and evaluate the bulletin boards used for Avila University event postings.
  • Maintain, update and evaluate the Avila webpage FEATURED EVENTS CALENDAR.
  • General maintenance of the Marian Center Eagles’ Nest.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Life.

Important Days:

You will also be responsible to be present for and assist with a schedule of events, unless specifically excused.  The schedule will be made available at the beginning of the interview process.

The Graduate Assistant for the Student Life Office position involves substantial direct involvement with students in various capacities.  Additional areas and responsibilities consistent with needs, interests and expertise will be determined.  The GA is expected to work approximately fifteen (15) to twenty-two (22) hours per week for approximately fifteen (15) weeks based on the number of credit hours taken during the tenure of their appointment.  This position is appointed for a one-semester term with the opportunity for renewal each semester thereafter.

Qualifications
The successful candidate for this position will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, and must be admitted to and enrolled in a graduate program at Avila University.  The candidate must maintain at minimum a 3.0 GPA.  A commitment to student development, higher education, creativity, vision, passion and compassion are imperative.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience in student activities is preferred.

Salary
Compensation includes tuition remission for up to nine (9) graduate credit hours per semester, not to exceed eighteen (18) graduate credit hours per year, at Avila University.

Benefits
N/E

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 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.

Athletic Trainer | Graduate Assistant
Posted May 25,2018

Position Available
Athletic Trainer - Graduate Assistant

Appointment Date
August 2018

Responsibilities 
The Graduate Assistant athletic trainer works under the supervision of the Director of Sports Medicine and head athletic trainer. 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 occurred to student(s) on team(s) assigned to GA. The GA is one part of the University’s comprehensive sports medicine program and will need to excel in communication skills, punctuality, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Irregular work hours such as weekends, holidays, or evenings are expected.  

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 per year, for 2 years.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

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 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.

 

Avila Advantage | Graduate Assistant
Posted May 4,2018

Position Available
Avila Advantage Graduate Assistant

Appointment Date
August 2018

Responsibilities

  • Maintain book orders
  • Assist Advantage staff with office coverage
  • Assist with mailing packets to inquiries
  • Make recruiting calls
  • Ensure all application materials are in student files
  • Answer phones and interact with students and faculty
  • Assist in management of enrollment data
  • Special projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent phone and customer service skills
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Student must be enrolled in a Master’s degree program
  • Available 20 hours per work-week

Salary
Graduate Assistant positions allow for up to 18 credit hours of tuition remission per fiscal year

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
If you are interested in applying for this assistantship, please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Avila Advantage Department
advantage@avila.edu 
phone: 816.501.3737
fax: 816.941.4650

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 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.

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

Admission & Aid: SOAR

soar
Graduating High School Seniors/Future Avila Eagles: Ready to enroll for fall? Its time to spread those wings and sign up for our Student Enrollment, Advising and Orientation Event (SOAR)!
> Sign up today!

Admission & Aid: Transfer Students, Enroll Now!

transfer studentsAre you looking to transfer to Avila for the fall? 
Sign up for an advising appointment to land the best class options and course times!

 

Get Ahead with The Avila Summer Promise

avila summer promise

summer promise

Are you an incoming freshman or transfer student? Learn more about how the Avila Summer Promise can help you get ahead.
> Learn more

AU News

Avila University - SOAR 2018