Careers at Avila University

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Avila University Human Resources, Blasco Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64146 / 816.501.3618

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Faculty

Position Available Nursing Clinical Adjunct—Mental Health
Appointment Date January 18, 2021
Responsibilities Clinical Adjunct Faculty to teach junior-level nursing students in the Mental Health in-patient environment.  Students are in clinical sites from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. one day per week on either Tuesdays or Thursdays
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications include:

Master’s degree in nursing

Current or past clinical expertise in the designated setting

Prior clinical teaching experience preferred

Knowledge of or willingness to learn Canvas LMS or similar computer classroom management system.

Salary Competitive
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.

 

 

Position Available: Institute for Professional Studies Adjunct Instructors

Appointment Date: Spring/Summer 2021

Responsibilities:

The Institute for Professional Studies in the College of Professional Schools at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking adjunct instructors to teach undergraduate and graduate courses or facilitate workshops in fields of: Management, Organizational Development, Leadership Coaching, Healthcare Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Instructional Design, Human Resources, Leadership, and Change Management.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Doctorate/Masters in Discipline/Subfield
  • Master’s degree and 18 Graduate Credit Hours in Discipline/Subfield
  • If Neither 1 nor 2 must have at least one of these:
  • Five years of tested experience relevant to discipline
  • Additional Professional Credentials + Two years of tested experience relevant to department (Examples: SHRM, ICF, etc.
  • Record of research/scholarship/professional achievement in discipline/subfield
  • 18 credit hours toward Master’s degree in discipline/subfield + Two years of tested experience relevant to department

Salary: Competitive

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.

Position Available: School of Education Adjunct Instructors

Appointment Date: Summer, 2021

Responsibilities: The School of Education at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking adjunct instructors to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

Qualifications: Candidates must have the following qualifications: · Doctorate in Education to teach graduate courses · Master’s degree in an education field to teach undergraduate courses · Have K-12 experience · Hold a current or lifetime teaching license

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: na

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.

 

Staff

Position Available: Vice President for Academic Affairs

Anticipated Appointment Date: May 2021

Executive Summary

Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, seeks a leader to serve as its next vice president for academic affairs.  This position supports faculty while being collaborative in a student-centered environment.

Avila University is dedicated to helping students learn through integrative and transformative learning experiences.  Avila is proud of its heritage of graduating students who make meaningful contributions to the global community.  With a strong background of vision and heritage from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Avila students experience a strong curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and professional studies.  Through this strong curriculum, Avila students become leaders in our communities after having experiences through student organizations , internships, research opportunities, and many cultural activities on campus and in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Founded in 1916 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Avila connects its 1,400 students to more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree pathways, including adult degree completion options, and courses offered on campus, online, and in hybrid formats.

The next vice president will lead Academic Affairs, which promotes and supports the mission of the university.  Academic Affairs is responsible for supporting the work of the faculty, whose teaching, scholarship and service bring academic programs and experiences to life.  The office of Academic Affairs works in a system of shared governance with the faculty to oversee the university curriculum and new curricular initiatives; academic policies and procedures; faculty hiring and promotion/tenure; support for faculty scholarship and teaching; the administration of all academic Colleges and Schools, the academic library.  Other responsibilities include the Registration Office; the Institutional Research Office; and overall Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment.

The vice president will play a key role in working with the President Ronald Slepitza and the university community as the institution identifies and implements new goals as part of a new strategic plan currently under development.  The vice president will partner with constituencies across campus to enhance student success outcomes, including support for the newly awarded Title III grant supporting this area.  The vice president will work with the University Deans in consultation with faculty to identify new dynamic programs and to ensure all academic programs and partnerships further the university’s mission in Kansas City and the surrounding communities.  The vice president is expected to lead a strong academic leadership team and further develop academic leaders throughout the institution, as well as to effectively engage faculty, staff and students in decision-making in ways that support the institution’s commitment to shared governance.

The ideal candidate should have a record of significant accomplishment in academic leadership, including success in academic innovation and program development.  An earned doctorate, or the equivalent terminal degree, a record of distinguished university teaching, scholarship and service are required.  This individual should have communication and interpersonal skills that effectively advocate for institutional needs and achievement, both internally and externally.  The successful candidate should also have evidence of promoting excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Position Overview

The vice president for academic affairs provides key leadership to the Academic Affairs area and has the following responsibilities:

  • Direct academic functions and activities to execute operations, achieve strategic goals and increase efficiency.
  • Serve as a member of the president’s cabinet representing Avila’s academic functions in support of Avila’s mission and values.
  • Champion teaching and faculty-driven decision-making in instruction, curriculum development, academic policy and other aspects of faculty support.
  • Lead administration of a broad array of academic support units and services.
  • Nurture partnerships and connections for academic functions across the Kansas City metropolitan area and state of Missouri.
  • Develop future leaders while overseeing the academic programs as support by the deans and departmental chairpersons.
  • Provide leadership for program reviews, including accreditation, and develop new academic programs in cooperation with the appropriate academic program development process.
  • Plan and allocate resources and participate in long-term planning efforts.
  • Provide overall direction for recruitment and selection of all academic personnel; review and recommend appropriate action on appointment, retention, and tenure and promotion of faculty.
  • Develop and apply financial plans and policies to meet changing academic needs and communicate effectively with internal and external constituents.
  • Assure handbooks relating to faculty governance and policies and governance remain current and updated.
  • Title III
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Qualities:

The vice president for academic affairs will demonstrate the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

Credentials & Experience Required

  • An earned doctorate, or the equivalent terminal degree,
  • A record of distinguished university teaching, scholarship and service to qualify for the rank of professor.
  • A proven discernible record of successful and innovative experience in leadership, administration and finance.
  • Five or more years of experience with academic planning, including program development and innovation, program prioritization and assessment.
  • Evidence of five years of successful higher education administrative leadership.
  • Evidence of promoting excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Experience Preferred

  • At least seven years experience in academic administration
  • A record of increasing responsibility and significant accomplishment in university leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience working with institutional and programmatic accreditation.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to effectively convey and advocate for institutional needs and achievement, both internally and externally.
  • Experience working in a small liberal arts university.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Requires the analytical ability to interpret technical and detailed guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate information in the development of new solutions for complex technical and/or managerial problems.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in recommending solutions.
  • Acts as a focal point for recommending hiring/termination decisions, performance management, salary increases and disciplinary actions and/or budget management.
  • Uses creativity and collaborative empowerment in addressing unusual challenges faced within Academic Affairs and among university units and constituents.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of personal computers and commonly used office software programs.
  • Must have good leadership and managerial skills and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies.

About Avila University and Kansas City

Since its beginning as a two-year college for women in 1916, Avila University has prioritized serving first-generation and other under-served populations in the Catholic academic traditions. Founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), Avila is a vibrant, four-year university providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate, and graduate education. Avila is a values-based community of learning, where social justice and the charism of the CSJ are at the foundation of the institution. Today, the University prepares students for responsible, lifelong contributions to the global community through more than 60 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations and six Master’s level graduate programs.

Avila combines its faculty and programs’ academic excellence with its ideal size to foster individual student success. The recent $2.2 million U.S. Department of Education Title III-Strengthening Institutions Grant further validates Avila’s mission. Over the next five years, Project RISE (Raising and Inspiring Student Excellence) will strengthen Avila’s commitment to supporting at-risk and at-need students. These groups make up more than 50 percent of Avila’s student population.

Avila University students are a diverse group of leaders. Ethnically more diverse than the Kansas City metropolitan area, the campus is also home to students from 21 countries. The student news magazine, the Talon, and the School of Visual and Communication Arts students consistently earn regional and national honors. Over the last three years, the School of Nursing graduates averages a 96.68% NCLEX-RN first-pass rate. The School of Natural and Applied Sciences, the School of Psychology and Cognitive Science, and the School of Social Science all provide undergraduate research opportunities. Avila undergraduate students go on to present their research at regional and national conferences. The University guarantees all majors a research or internship experience opportunity as part of a University initiative. That same initiative, the Avila Promise, helps pay for their expenses at these conferences.

Located in a suburban, residential neighborhood in south Kansas City, Missouri, the Avila campus sits on 50 tree-lined acres.

The surrounding metropolitan area, commonly referred to as a whole as “Kansas City” or KC, encompasses 14 counties and straddles the Kansas and Missouri state line. While known for its barbeque, Kansas City is a thriving creative art, cultural, craft brewing, and professional sports center. KC is home to six national museums, including the National WWI Museum and Memorial and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Zoo, Sporting KC professional soccer, the NFL World-Champion Kansas City Chiefs, T-Mobile Center, Major League Baseball’s Royals, and the NASCAR’s Kansas Speedway helps make Kansas City is one of the most surprising cities in America. Furthermore, the Avila campus is within a 30-minute drive from it all.

Application Information:

Please send a CV; cover letter; leadership philosophy; illustration of contributions toward diversity, equity and inclusion; and a list of five references with contact information to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to the address below. Candidate will be notified before contacting references.

Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

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.

Posted
August 6, 2020

Position available immediately
Responsibilities  

The CRM Data Coordinator reports to the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. This position oversees the implementation and maintenance of the university’s CRM; currently Radius, by Campus Management. This position provides support to functional users in day-to-day management of Radius functionality in support of admissions initiatives including event management, query and report development, communication support, CRM support, territory management support, document management, data uploads into Radius and data integrations with the Student Information System and other campus systems such as PowerFaids,

This position is responsible for assessing current functionality and working with admissions leadership to identify processes that require improvement suggesting enhancements and solutions that support admissions goals and initiatives.  This includes taking an active role in staff training for the data systems, assisting the AVP of Admissions with recruitment planning based on available data. This position will serve as one of the Admissions contact with the software vendor.

 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Assists in the admissions technology strategy for the University, including the optimal configuration, usage, and evaluation of the performance of our CRM.

Coordinating with admissions leadership and functional leads to gather business requirements, assess current functionality and processes, and suggest system enhancements in support of office goals and initiatives.

Developing and testing new functionality as it is introduced by the software vendor.

Providing leadership for the implementation and training of new functionality and improved processes in the system.

Developing data models and reports, which support the needs of the admissions department.

Review requests for direct access (roles and permissions) to the Admissions technology.

Maintaining data integrity and quality and ensuring accuracy of student records.

Building customized dashboards and analytical reports for admissions staff

Implementing communication flows during recruiting cycles.

Serves as primary contact for Admissions Department issues and questions related to the university’s CRM

Supporting admissions staff by maintaining day-to-day functionality within Admissions, including monitoring the user experience for prospective students and staff, support of event management, admission application support, query and report development, communications support, workflow maintenance, data uploads into admissions recruiting software and data integrations with campus systems.

Troubleshooting admissions technology-related issues and communicating with

appropriate staff as needed.

Serving as liaison with campus and system technical staff.

Perform other duties as assigned (20%):

Attending admissions technology related conferences and other professional development opportunities.

Continued development of technical skills, in particular SQL

 

 

Qualifications Minimum Educational Requirements:

Associate’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.

An understanding of database management and working knowledge of Customer Relationship Management

Preferred Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution.

1-3 years of experience in support of technology development and administration of CRM

Experience in SQL, DAX,

Experience with PowerQuery and PowerBI

Salary Competitive
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.

 

 

Position: Head Men’s & Women’s Bowling Coach

Available: Appointment for the full range of duties will begin no later than April 1, 2020

Responsibilities:

The head coach will direct all aspects of the soccer program including, but not limited to, recruiting, scheduling, practice and game management, budget management, fundraising, compliance with NAIA, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and University rules, and promoting the academic and athletic development of student-athletes.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, required. Master degree, preferred. NAIA and/or private, value-based University experience preferred.

Salary: Competitive

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 (mail 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.

Posted: Sept. 25, 2020

Appointment Date Immediately
Responsibilities Oversight of all functions related to student accounts, i.e. charges, tuition refunds, verification of financial aid, and collection of balances. Preparing daily bank deposit. Answering telephone and walk-in inquires.
Qualifications Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software, possess excellent computer skills, and thrive in an open and busy environment. Some college-level coursework and at least 3 years of previous accounts receivable experience required. Experience with working in a university business office preferred. Knowledge of Jenzabar software a plus.
Salary Competitive salary.
Benefits This is a full-time position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits.  Avila University’s comprehensive benefits 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.

 

 

Position Available: At-Risk Persistence Specialist

Appointment Date: November 15, 2020

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a student-centered philosophy in support of student success.
  • Work collaboratively with Center for Student Excellence (CSE) staff to implement persistence strategies targeted to meet the needs of Avila’s at-risk student groups.
  • Conduct regular student success meetings with students, as referred by the academic probation committee, utilizing progress reports, mid-term grades, and/or student probation records.
  • Provide academic support as requested via referrals from the Care Team and/or faculty and staff.
  • Work within Avila’s Early Alert system to identify struggling students, working with identified students to overcome obstacles in order to remain in school.
  • Collect data related to students served, the issues they face, services offered, or referrals made through personal data collected as well as Retention Management systems.
  • Work with students to ensure a successful fall/spring registration process.
  • Educate/conduct workshops/outreach for campus community as it relates to meeting the unique needs of at-risk students.
  • Identify and implement best practices for working with at-risk student groups.
  • Monitor potential barriers to student success and recommend modifications to processes, policies, and systems impacting student success.
  • Develop and coordinate transition orientation program(s) for transfer students with mentors.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, 1-2 years’ experience,  awareness of best practices in working with at-risk student groups.
  • Preferred qualifications – Master’s Degree in related field and member of at-risk student group preferred.

Salary: Competitive

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 (mail 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.

Position Available: Project RISE Data Coordinator

Appointment Date: Position available immediately

Responsibilities:

Demonstrate a student-centered philosophy in support of academic excellence. Coordinate and complete data requests associated with Title III grant Project RISE. Provide accurate and official data for internal and external stakeholders. Create and implement mechanisms for tracking grant-related activities. Create a timeline for data collection and methods. Design, implement, analyze, and report results for distribution to Title III Advisory Committee, Board of Trustee Reports, and annual Department of Education compliance reports. Reports directly to the Project RISE Project Director.
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. 1-3 years of direct data analytics experience required. Experience in higher education, working with databases, and in data cleaning, merging, and verification. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Strong multi-tasking and collaborative skills. Strong self-starter with excellent communication skills. Experience working with Jenzabar and InfoMaker is preferred.

Salary: Grant-funded, $41,000 annually

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

Application Information:
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, résumé, and three references 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 discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

 

Position Available: Career Services Coordinator

Appointment Date: November 15, 2020

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate student-centered philosophy in support of student success.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of career services, current best practices, and career development theory.
  • Adapt in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment.
  • Provide training and educational outreach programs to students and work with faculty and staff to facilitate knowledge about career development and job search skills.
  • Promote career service events to students and Avila community – focusing on special needs of at-risk students.
  • Demonstrate a record of superior communication and presentation skills, successful relationship building, and collaboration with internal and external constituencies.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty mentors to assess best practices and tailor career services to the unique needs of a diverse group of students.
  • Work with students to translate knowledge and skills framework that align with internships, practicums, and the demands of likely entry-level jobs.
  • Plan, recruit, and evaluate Etiquette Dinner and Career Fair annually.
  • Collaborate with director of community engagement to initiate, cultivate, and maintain employer partnerships for student internships and other work experience, focusing on in-demand sectors.
  • Create innovative opportunities for students to participate in internships and other work-based experiences.
  • Incorporate evidence-based strategies for successful internships.
  • Collaborate with the writing center director to present workshops for faculty and others who help with the student internship process on how to incorporate journal writing into students’ internship experience.
  • Facilitate student discussion groups in order to expand upon the journal reflections to allow students to share the experiences – good and challenging.
  • Work with business to identify individuals who are interested in serving as work-based mentors and work to connect them to students.
  • Other duties as grant progresses and data is available

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, 1-2 years’ experience, awareness of best practices in working with at-risk student groups.
  • Preferred qualifications – Master’s Degree in related field and member of at-risk student group preferred.

Salary: Competitive

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, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Available: Director of Human Resources

Appointment Date: Immediately

Responsibilities:

The Director is responsible for planning, managing and administering employee-related programs, policies and services that are monitored through the Office of Human Resources, and for meeting all legal requirements in these areas.  These responsibilities include employment processes, developing and implementing personnel policies, administering benefit plans, developing and implementing training programs.  Counsels administrators and employees on human resources related matters.  Develop, update, and maintain human resource information.  Manage human resource information by maintaining reports and oversight of personnel files. Serves as Title IX Co-Coordinator for the University; responsible for the day-to day operations associated with Title IX/Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) compliance obligations.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or related field.

Experience: A minimum of five years recent management and human resource experience with evidence of progressive responsibility including employment, employee relations, and benefit administration. 

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: A high level of knowledge in all human resource components including: employment; position classification; employee relations; benefit development, design and administration; compensation. Thorough knowledge of the federal and state regulations governing human resources functions. Excellent communication and facilitation skills; ability to prepare and make presentations. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups.  Strong at building and establishing proactive employee relations programs and cultures and the ability to mentor and advise management personnel regarding a wide variety of human resource issues. Excellent judgment, planning, organizational and analytical skills. Ability to constructively evaluate current practices and offer innovative approaches for improvement.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in a field related to human resource management or higher education.
  • PHR or SPHR certification.
  • Previous work experience in an academic setting.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that capacity in others.

Salary: Competitive

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, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Available: Tutoring Services Director

Appointment Date: Immediately

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a student-centered philosophy in support of academic excellence.
  • Provide leadership to project RISE to increase student academic success. Oversee daily operations of the tutoring services.
  • Develop and lead workshops for students.
  • Collaborate with faculty to determine needs for tutoring and academic support for students’ course successes.
  • Work with athletics staff to improve the use of study halls as a form of peer tutoring to improve academic success.
  • Use best practices research to implement the improvements in tutoring models and to provide ongoing professional development to faculty in best practices.
  • Supervise and train tutors. Develop outreach and publicity efforts to create awareness of tutoring services through various media outlets.
  • Collaborate with academic and non-academic departments to promote tutoring programs.
  • Review analytics of students being served by the grant to project future tutoring needs and align staff and training to respond.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required. Master’s Preferred
  • Minimum three years’ experience providing tutoring/academic support services.
  • Experience working with at-risk student population
  • Excellent collaboration, 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
  • Ability to problem solve and handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite of tools.

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, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Graduate Assistants

Posted
August 3, 2020

Responsibilities
This position is responsible for providing quality Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department services in collaboration with the supervisor of the Interlibrary Loan Department to ensure quality ILL services to Avila patrons and patrons at other libraries. This position works on an as-needed basis, Sunday through Saturday during the two academic semesters. During summer terms, this position works if the GA is taking Avila Masters-Degree classes. This position functions under the general supervision of the Avila ILL Supervisor.

Assists in Providing Interlibrary Loan Services:

  • Responsible for assisting with the daily functioning of the Interlibrary Loan department in collaboration with the Supervisor of Interlibrary Loan Department.
  • Verifies and searches for requested materials for local patrons and requesting libraries. This requires the use of various bibliographic tools, both print and online.
  • Maintains a cooperative and positive communication system between the Interlibrary Loan department and its patrons and borrowing libraries. Notifies and resolves problems with patrons regarding their requests.
  • Assists Avila patrons with ILL questions and general ILL information.
  • Tracks progress and keep statistics on all ILL borrowing and lending activities and prepare reports as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary
12 hours of graduate credit per academic year

Benefits
N/A – If benefits are not available

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.

Avila University is an E-Verify Employer

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