Employment Opportunities at Northwest

 

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Affirmative Action 
Northwest Mississippi Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, gender identity, age, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in all its programs and activities. Northwest Mississippi Community College prohibits sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. The following have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Disability Support Services Coordinator, Tate Hall, P.O. Box 5555, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3309, e-mail address gbeard@northwestms.edu; Title II of the Age Discrimination Act: Vice President for Finance and Administration, James P. McCormick Administration Building, P.O. Box 7017, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3216, e-mail address jhorton@northwestms.edu; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972/Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Vice President for Student Services, Tate Hall, P.O. Box 7010, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3997, e-mail address dsmith@northwestms.edu.

Safety Statement
The safety and security of students, faculty, and staff is very important to Northwest Mississippi Community College. A copy of the Annual Security Report, published annually by the Campus Police Department, details Northwest policies and procedures regarding campus safety. A copy of the report, which contains the annual crime statistics report, is available online in the current Northwest Bulletin (www.northwestms.edu/bulletin) or on the Northwest website (http://www.northwestms.edu/index.php/?page_id=989) and in printed form upon request from the Campus Police Office (662-562-3314).



**Part Time** Mi-BEST Team Instructor - Deadline for Application: December 12, 2018

POSITION: Instructor (Adult Education, Smart Start) (Senatobia, MS.; Part Time, Mi-BEST Team teacher) Provides instruction to adult education students. Plans, implements, documents, and evaluates instructional practices, procedures, and materials. Provides direct, on-site, daily supervision of academic assistants. Examples of Duties The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the various tasks performed by the incumbent in this position. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive; they are representative of the general functions of this position.

  • Provides instruction in literacy; adult education; HSE test preparation; English language acquisition; family literacy; (Integrated) English literacy and civics education; workforce preparation; integrated education and training, including career pathways; and workplace education, including National Career Readiness Certificate and Smart Start Pathway instruction.
  • Applies research-based instructional practices that incorporate the use of computers and other technologies.
  • Is knowledgeable of reading, writing, and/or math instructional strategies.
  • Uses instructional strategies, learning practices, and tools appropriate to the needs of the student.
  • Uses lesson plans that integrate instruction across content areas.
  • Provides continuous feedback and adjusts instruction to maximize student learning.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop and evaluate curriculum and materials aligned with CCRS.
  • Integrates work, family, and community related activities into instruction.
  • Administers and interprets appropriate placement and diagnostic tests.
  • Facilitates the transfer of learned skills from the classroom to the job.
  • Plans learning experiences that are interactive and relevant to the specific workplace environment.
  • Customizes and develops workplace education curriculum and lesson plans that facilitate transition from the classroom to the job based on the workforce goals and expected training outcomes.
Assessment and Monitors Learning
  • Uses formal and informal assessment data to monitor and document student progress.
  • Collects and manages accurate data for program improvement and accountability.
  • Participates in the retention and follow-up of students.
Classroom Management
  • Maintains knowledge of program guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains student records.
  • Supervises and monitors academic assistants.
Community
  • Makes referrals to community agencies or postsecondary institutions as appropriate.
  • Advocates adult education at the local and state level and explains the impact of under-education on employment and society.
  • Assesses adult education needs and promotes program in community.
  • Promotes use of community resources and participates in activities of other community agencies.
  • Recruits students and matches them with instructional staff.
Professional Development
  • Participates in required professional development activities.
  • Participates in additional professional growth opportunities to support student achievement.
  • Uses technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
  • Assesses personal strengths and weaknesses as a basis for developing a professional development plan.
Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s degree (Education, Adult Education or related field preferred) A copy of this degree is required on file at the local director’s office. All instructors hired must complete a mentorship under a certified Mississippi Adult Education Mentor and pass the Mississippi Adult Education competency test. All new instructors must attend the New Instructor Academy to learn basic instructional competencies and prepare for the state competency test. POSTED: December 6, 2018 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  December 12, 2018

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Coaching and Professional Development Specialist (Grant funded position) - Early Childhood Academy -Deadline for Application: To be determined

POSITION:  Coaching and Professional Development Specialist (Grant funded position) QUALIFICATIONS:       A Bachelor’s Degree (master’s preferred) from a regionally accredited college or university and three years related work experience in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.  Demonstrated experience in applying technology in creative and relevant ways to improve participant learning.  Knowledge of current best practices in teaching and learning. Ability to work independently, but possess the interpersonal skills necessary to work with teams of various college personnel and other internal or external constituencies to build strong and collaborative relationships.  Advanced organizational skills, including a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.  Incumbent must be able to work well under pressure, prioritize and plan work activities in order to meet multiple deadlines, manage time effectively, and work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals. Willingness to work nights and weekends, as necessary, to ensure continuous service delivery to our customers (students, faculty, and colleges). Effective oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. RESPONSIBILITIES:     The Coaching and Professional Development Specialist is a full-time position responsible for developing and providing state-of-the-art training and professional development for Early Childhood Academy staff, child care providers, parents, and children.   The Coaching and Professional Development Specialist reports directly to the Vice President of Workforce Solutions and Career-Technical Education with oversight from the Mississippi Community College Board.  The incumbent will collaborate with child care providers to provide technical assistance and services to support continuous improvement to transition to comprehensive centers.  The incumbent must be self-motivated and must exercise sound, independent judgment in a dynamic environment with conflicting priorities requiring a high degree of teamwork, flexibility, discretion, diplomacy, and tact. Examples of Work: The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the various tasks performed by the incumbent in this position. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive; they are representative of the general functions of this position.

  1. Incorporate research-based teaching and learning theory in the development of all training and professional development activities.
  2. Develop the Best Practices training program for child care providers to improve skills related to improving student learning, leadership, instructional technology, and safety.
  3. Develop and maintain relevant training resources and materials that support staff, child care providers, parents, and children.
  4. Provide technical assistance, in individualized settings, small groups, and via the web.
  5. Track, report, and maintain records of participation, satisfaction, and other measurements to ensure continuous improvement of programs and services.
  6. Collaborate with area child care providers to ensure children receive high quality educational experiences.
  7. Travel throughout area to provide feedback and support to child care providers regarding classroom performance.
  8. Communicates regularly with the Director of Early Childhood Academy to provide updates and to evaluate program goals and objectives.
  9. Provide regular reports and assistance to childcare providers transitioning to comprehensive center status.
  10. Collaborate with the Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Department of Human Services, and other constituents to assist child care providers with meetings and advancing throughout levels of accreditation standards.
  11. Other duties as assigned by the district dean for career, technical and workforce education and Mississippi Community College Board.
 POSTED: December 5, 2018 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  To be determined

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Part Time Evening Adult Education Instructor - Benton County, MS - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined

Instructor (Adult Education, ESL, Smart Start) (Benton County, MS. ; Part Time, Evening) Provides instruction to adult education students. Plans, implements, documents, and evaluates instructional practices, procedures, and materials. Provides direct, on-site, daily supervision of academic assistants. Examples of Duties The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the various tasks performed by the incumbent in this position. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive; they are representative of the general functions of this position.

  • Provides instruction in literacy; adult education; HSE test preparation; English language acquisition; family literacy; (Integrated) English literacy and civics education; workforce preparation; integrated education and training, including career pathways; and workplace education, including National Career Readiness Certificate and Smart Start Pathway instruction.
  • Applies research-based instructional practices that incorporate the use of computers and other technologies.
  • Is knowledgeable of reading, writing, and/or math instructional strategies.
  • Uses instructional strategies, learning practices, and tools appropriate to the needs of the student.
  • Uses lesson plans that integrate instruction across content aEveningreas.
  • Provides continuous feedback and adjusts instruction to maximize student learning.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop and evaluate curriculum and materials aligned with CCRS.
  • Integrates work, family, and community related activities into instruction.
  • Administers and interprets appropriate placement and diagnostic tests.
  • Facilitates the transfer of learned skills from the classroom to the job.
  • Plans learning experiences that are interactive and relevant to the specific workplace environment.
  • Customizes and develops workplace education curriculum and lesson plans that facilitate transition from the classroom to the job based on the workforce goals and expected training outcomes.
Assessment and Monitors Learning
  • Uses formal and informal assessment data to monitor and document student progress.
  • Collects and manages accurate data for program improvement and accountability.
  • Participates in the retention and follow-up of students.
Classroom Management
  • Maintains knowledge of program guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains student records.
  • Supervises and monitors academic assistants.
Community
  • Makes referrals to community agencies or postsecondary institutions as appropriate.
  • Advocates adult education at the local and state level and explains the impact of under-education on employment and society.
  • Assesses adult education needs and promotes program in community.
  • Promotes use of community resources and participates in activities of other community agencies.
  • Recruits students and matches them with instructional staff.
Professional Development
  • Participates in required professional development activities.
  • Participates in additional professional growth opportunities to support student achievement.
  • Uses technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
  • Assesses personal strengths and weaknesses as a basis for developing a professional development plan.
Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s degree (Education, Adult Education or related field preferred) A copy of this degree is required on file at the local director’s office. All instructors hired must complete a mentorship under a certified Mississippi Adult Education Mentor and pass the Mississippi Adult Education competency test. All new instructors must attend the New Instructor Academy to learn basic instructional competencies and prepare for the state competency test.   POSTED: December 5, 2018 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  To Be Determined

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Associate Bursar - Deadline for Application: December 10, 2018

Job Description: NWCC’s enthusiastic and innovative Associate Bursar is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the College's student accounts receivable and collections efforts, while promoting and supporting a highly collaborative and engaged service-oriented culture. The Associate Bursar is responsible for compliance with federal and state regulations, including Title IV aid refunds, IRS 1098T filings, and state escheatment processes. As a campus leader and problem solver, the Associate Bursar works proactively with other College stakeholders to ensure that NWCC students and staff receive the highest levels of customer service. The Associate Bursar is expected to be passionate about leading, motivating and developing the office team. Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. The primary role of the Associate Bursar is to establish and maintain policies and procedures to ensure the accurate and timely billing of tuition and fees to student accounts, monitoring student account activity and ensuring applicable financial holds are in place
  2. Serves as the team leader of the Bursar Office staff by always exhibiting strong communication skills and respect for others, as well as an ability to handle all situations with tact, diplomacy, and composure.
  3. Proactively works with other College departments to regularly seek out opportunities to improve Business Office efficiencies and the overall student experience.
  4. Responsible to ensure that a collaborative relationship exists between the Business Office and all other departments. Participates in the development of College policies and procedures; serves on planning and policymaking committees.
  5. Supervises cashiering operations, including processing payment transactions; applying all student loan disbursements and issuance of student refund checks in compliance with Title IV Cash Management regulations; processing departmental deposits, petty cash reimbursements, and cash advance requests.
  6. Responsible for ensuring key system updates are performed in a timely and accurate manner, including changes to the College’s billing and refund tables.
  7. Directs the collection of student accounts and institutional loans, including the review and agency placement of past due accounts. Negotiates terms of settlements with delinquent account holders and borrowers. Develops and monitors metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of collection methods, personnel and agencies.
  8. Responsible for ensuring Business Office associates comply with all Federal, State, and College regulations related to the privacy of student information.
  9. Creates and distributes students 1098Ts.
  10. Provides leadership and vision for technological advancement to meet the operational needs of the Department while ensuring a seamless experience for our students.
  11. Ensures timely communication to NWCC community of deadlines impacting student accounts via email, posts to student portal’s, social media, or other means.
  12. Oversees and understands the important sponsored billing relationships for both military and other corporate sponsored students. Responsible for third party billing/dual credit billing. Ensures appropriate administration of applicable discounts.
  13. Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Other Duties and Responsibilities: 
  1. Participates in and lead various ongoing and temporary committees and teams.
  2. Ad-Hoc reporting to VP or others as requested.
  3. Hiring, training and developing direct reports and Bursar's Office Staff.
Requirements: Knowledge:
  • Strong working knowledge of finance in a higher education environment.
  • Knowledge of general accounting concepts and principles related to accounts receivable, student loans, and collection techniques, customer service best practices, automated receivable and cashiering systems, compliance related reporting and regulations, and FERPA privacy laws.
Abilities and Skills: 
  • Ability to set vision and establish strategy for the Bursar's Office and motivate employees to reach top performance and to professionally and effectively communicate within a diverse College community.
  • Ability to interpret and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and analyze situations accurately to adopt effective courses of action.
  • Ability to maintain personal composure in high stress situations as well as establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Skilled to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and prepare clear, concise reports.
  • Strong organization and prioritization, negotiation, management, customer service, oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled at leading projects and conducting effective and efficient meetings.
  • Skilled with spreadsheet, word-processing and presentation applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint). Skilled at solving basic mathematical equations.
  • Ability to implement technology to improve business processes
Education: 
  • Bachelor's Degree
Experience:
  • Five years’ of Higher Education experience required.
  • Experience in customer service, accounting, collection or cashiering functions.
Preferred:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Over five years’ of Higher Education experience
POSTED:  November 26, 2018 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  December 10, 2018

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Construction Worker - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined

POSITION:  Construction Worker QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, commercial license considered a plus
  • Preferred high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to read, interpret, and follow construction drawings and follow verbal instructions related to construction
  • Must be able to lift and carry 75 pounds
  • Must be able to continuously walk, climb stairs, stand, bend, and squat. Must be able to work in all outdoor seasonal conditions
  • Must be able to perform high work requiring stretching and reaching above head and shoulders, work from ladders, scaffold, or lift.
  • Experience in construction or maintenance related field
  • Experience with hand and power tools that are involved with rough carpentry.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  1. Assist in building and set concrete forms; assist in pouring and finishing concrete for sidewalks, curbs, and slabs.
  2. Perform general rough carpentry work, interior and exterior.  Overhead work is required involving ladders, scaffolds, and lifts.
  3. Assist with minor CMU block and concrete repair.
  4. Perform demolition work including sidewalks, curbs, CMU walls, poured concrete walls, stud walls, doors, windows, ceilings, and flooring removal.
  5. Perform moving and event duties requiring heavy lifting or large-scale projects including relocation of furniture, equipment, and appliances for department moves.
  6. Dig and fill ditches at repair sites for repair to underground utilities including water, sewer, and storm drainage.
  7. Assist in general rough and fine carpentry work, interior and exterior, including, but not limited to the following:
    1. Roof and wall repairs
    2. Installing or replacing doors, frames, and hardware.
    3. Framing walls, ceilings, etc. with wood and metal studs.
    4. Hanging and finishing sheet rock.
    5. Installing acoustic ceiling grid and tile.
    6. Installing carpet tile, VCT, and ceramic tile, and rubber base.
  8. Maintain a professional work environment, abiding by NWCC rules and policies.
  9. Participate in daily crew meetings.  Attend safety meetings.
  10. Respond to inclement weather events, possibly at times when campus is closed.
  11. Any and all other duties in the areas of the physical plant construction, maintenance, grounds, etc. as assigned by the Assistant Director, and/ or Director of the Physical Plant.
POSTED:  October 19, 2018 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  To Be Determined

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Painter - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined

POSITION:  Painter QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must have a high school diploma
  • Must be able to read, interpret, and follow millwork plans and material safety data sheets and follow verbal instructions related to construction
  • Must have basic knowledge of paint materials, shop safety, and equipment.
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds, climb and work from ladders, scaffolds, and lifts
  • Preferred certified lift operator
  • Preferred journeyman with experience in commercial construction or maintenance related field
  • Required minimum 2 years experience in commercial painting
  • Required attention to detail, aptitude in appropriate tools including brushes, rollers, airless sprayers, caulk guns, etc.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  1. Minor drywall repair and patching of drywall and CMU walls.
  2. Preparing on site conditions including assembling scaffolds, covering surfaces and fixtures, etc.
  3. Preparing walls and other surfaces for paint by scraping, sanding, removing old coatings, filling cracks/ holes, etc.
  4. Examine surfaces and existing coatings to determine material types.
  5. Prepare and apply coatings to interior and exterior surfaces including drywall, CMU, concrete, brick, doorframes, casework, trim, metal accents, fencing, etc.
  6. Adhere to all health and safety precautions per MSDS.
  7. Any and all other duties as assigned by Director/ Assistant Director of Physical Plant
POSTED:  October 19, 2018 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  To Be Determined

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Landscape Laborer – Seasonal Part Time - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined

POSITION:  Landscape Laborer – Seasonal Part Time QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, continuously walk, stand, bend, squat, and sit
  • Must be able to work in conditions of high pollen, dust, or any other natural outdoor air quality
  • Experience and working knowledge with weed eaters, blowers, lawn clean-up equipment
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  1. Weed eating, mowing, and blowing of all lawn areas
  2. Work on seasonal lawn projects including sod installation, bed weeding, mulching, digging, planting, campus wide clean up, drainage projects, and winter prep for turf.
  3. Work conditions are outside in all seasonal weather conditions.
  4. Maintain a professional work environment, abiding by NWCC rules and policies.
  5. Participate in daily crew meetings.  Attend safety meetings.
  6. Respond to inclement weather events, possibly at times when campus is closed.
  7. Any and all other duties in the areas of the physical plant construction, maintenance, grounds, etc. as assigned by the Grounds and Landscaping Supervisor, Assistant Director, and/ or Director of the Physical Plant.
POSTED:  May 21, 2018 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  To Be Determined STARTING DATE:  Immediate

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