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Dean of Student Services

Campus: Logan                                                      NON-CLASSIFIED POSITION   

Institution Profile: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Southern) is a regional, fully accredited two-year public institution of higher education which was established in 1971 through the consolidation of two existing branches of Marshall University in Logan and Mingo counties. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission for which a 10-year accreditation was attained in 2013 and holds selected programmatic accreditations. The institution represents one of nine community and technical college districts in West Virginia. Southern has a formal service area in the heart of coal country that encompasses approximately 1,900 square miles with locations as follows: Boone/Lincoln Campus, Foster (Boone County), Logan Campus, Mounty Gay (Logan County), Williamson Campus, Williamson (Mingo County), Wyoming/McDowell Campus, Saulsville (Wyoming County), and Lincoln Location, Hamlin (Lincoln County). In 1981, the College's service area was expanded through an interstate agreement with Kentucky which allows for students from Martin and Pike counties to attend the institution at in-state rates. Southern has distinguished itself as a premier community and technical college dedicated to excellence and quality in providing accessible and affordable education and training to its constituents. The Position: The successful candidate must possess a collegial and open management style, effective interpersonal communication skills, and a knowledge of the special challenges of today's community college student. in addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the community college mission, the role of developmental education, diversity of thought, academic, socioeconomic cultural, and ethnic diversity of community college students. this position reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.                      

Responsibilities:  Oversight for the Student Services Unit, including, but not limited to the following areas of responsibility: recruitment, student outreach, registration, new student advising and orientation, student government and other student clubs and organizations, student development, and the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and services that support student development and success in the comprehensive community and technical college environment.  Key leader in fostering responsiveness; maintaining a focus on excellence in all student support services; and providing leadership, inspiration, management, and guidance for the College's student success function.  In collaboration and cooperation with the Director of Enrollment Management and Student Engagement, Director of Disability and Adult Services, Director of Financial Assistance, and the Registrar supports the processes and services required for the successful recruitment and retention of students by participating in and providing services that support recruitment, registration, orientation, and placement testing.  Special emphasis is placed on providing services for adult (non-traditional age) students and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to students.  Provide vision for the programs that enhance the student experience at the College, build partnerships, set benchmarks, develop best practices, and spearhead collaborative efforts across all divisions of the College.  The successful candidate must possess a collegial and open management style, effective interpersonal communication skills, and a knowledge of the special challenges of today's community college student.  In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the community college mission, the role of developmental education, diversity of thought, academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of community college students.  This position reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet. 

Qualifications:  Master's Degree in Student Development, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Business, Psychology, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.  Doctorate Degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, or psychology, preferred.  Five (5) years of Student Affairs experience in a higher education environment with a record of progressively increasing responsibility in one or more areas this position will oversee.  Three (3) years of higher education leadership experience, including staff supervision, budget management and strategic planning. 

Target Date Position is to be filled is 07/01/2019.  Position Open Until Filled. 

Program Assistant I

Program Assistant I                                            $13.12 per hour                                 Full Time with Benefits

Campus: Logan

Responsibilities:  Facilitates all efforts pertaining to the admission process of the institution on the Logan Campus.  Assists prospective students/parents with the application process, including, but not limited to notifying student of required documentation, financial aid options and/or direction to the appropriate personnel that will provide the assistance needed.  Initializes applications of admissions from XAP, Application Data Transfer, internet site; disseminating to the appropriate records personnel.  Responsible for creating, organizing, and maintaining confidential records and files, always striving to ensure completeness and accuracy.  Maintains registration materials and assists with duties/activities related to the registration process.  Digitizes dual credit registration into scheduled classes.  Assists students with registration, add/drops and class cancellations, apprise and amend students status and data changes whenever deemed necessary.  Facilitates degree works, for students, in preparation for the advising/registration process.  Creates student ID's and proctors student exams on an as needed basis.  Process transcripts and enrollment certification requests, attendance verification, and course description requests.  Assists students in the financial aid process, i.e. completing FAFSA and reviewing financial aid record on student self-service for requirements and awards.  Collecting financial aid paperwork, and then forwarding information to Financial Aid Counselor.  Work with financial aid to ensure all requirements have been met and funds have been processed.  Disperses graduation applications and notifies prospective graduates of information concerning deadlines for graduation.  Disperses diplomas and digitizes information into our Banner System, documenting the release of student diplomas.  Maintains office operations by receiving and distributing communications, serving current and future customers.  Responds to inquiry of students, parents, staff, etc. for the purpose of providing information and/direction as may be required.  Serves as office receptionist/phone operator.  Serves as customer service liaison to incoming customers.  Distribute faxes, proctors ICR classes and exams in testing lab, etc.  Requirements:  Associate degree in Business Administration or related field.  Ability to communicate, written or oral, courteously and proactively.  Interpersonal and human relations skills.  Ability to operate modern office equipment.  Ability to maintain confidentiality, verbal or written.  Knowledge of student records procedures and the ability to identify student needs.  Ability to work with continual interruptions.  Ability to utilize Banner.  Computer input skills and knowledge.  Application review will begin on November 27, 2018.  Position will remain open until Filled. 

Operations Coordinator

Campus: Logan                            Non-Classifed   (Grant Funded)  with Benefits

Operations Coordinator for the Academy for Mine Training and Energy Technologies is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, coordination, management, operation, instruction, and assessment of courses, programs, and/or customized training for the energy sector and support industries and works in conjunction with the Director and/or Vice President for Workforce and Community Development.  This position works with business and industry, state and federal agencies, college administration, faculty, staff, contracted vendors, and community members to initiate develop, implement, assess, and expand the Academy's programs to meet business and industry training needs which supports the College's mission:  "Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College provides accessible, affordable, quality education and training that promote success for those we serve", and the College's institutional commitment to provide "Workforce development, continuing education, and training programs that support the needs of employees and employers and serve as a mechanism for economic development."  Requirements:  Teaching knowledge of underground and surface mining methods including continuous, conventional, long-wall, remote control, mountaintop, etc., underground mine ventilation, section total mine roof control; mine gases; haulage and haulage equipment; state and federal mine laws; practical knowledge of mine fires; basic knowledge of mine rescue; mine rescue teams and equipment; first aid and CPR instructor; and overall knowledge of general mine safety.  The applicant must have the ability to develop curriculum and teach and demonstrate strong leadership skills and organizational skills with attention to detail.  Applicant must also have the ability to initiate and maintain accurate records, maintaining confidentiality.  Applicant must have a minimum of 5 + years hands-on mining experience and AAS/AS/AA, Bachelor degree preferred; or 10 + years of experience with college credits and mine safety training experience.  West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training (WV OMHS&T) and/or Miners' Safety and Health Adminstration (MSHA) Certifications required to teach a variety of mine related and technical courses such as: underground apprentice, surface apprentice, emergency medical technician-miner, West Virginia certified electrician for surface and/or underground mines, electrical retraining, forty hour electrical apprentice classes, and annual retraining in specified areas, etc.;  Certificated Miner Safety and Health Administration (M.S.H.A.) instructor I.S-I.U.M.R.-M.S preferred; Certificated State of West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training (WVOMHST) Instructor for Underground Apprentice, Surface Apprentice, Mine Foreman, Continuing Education Mine Foreman, or combination of instructor certifications, required; Certified Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) Instructor, preferred; Experience in management and/or delivery of industry safety training; and/or Combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.  Application Review will begin on October 22, 2018.  Position open until filled.



Instructor of English

Campus: Logan (2),                                                                        Full-time 9 - Month Term Faculty with Benefits

All faculty positions are full-time "term" faculty appointments with excellent fringe benefits.  Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College seeks innovative instructors committed to community college students and their success.  The successful applicant will:  Utilize various technologies in the classroom and for distance delivery of instruction; Have all other duties of a full-time instructor such as committee assignments and advising students; Have ability to work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, staff and students as part of an education team; and, Write and update curricula including course outlines and syllabi as required by the institution or industry trends.  Requirements:  Master of Arts in English, Master of Fine Arts in Writing, or Master of Arts in related field with minimum of 18 graduate hours in English required.  Experience teaching at the community college level preferred.  Abiltiy to use Blackboard Learning Management System and Quality Matters training preferred.  Must be willing to work non-traditional schedules at multiple campus locations.  Must demonstrate willingness to develop and teach courses online and use alternative delivery modes.  Computer literacy required.  All applicants must be team players with the abiltiy to work with others.  30 credit hour teaching load per academic year; 7.5 office hours per week, in addition to other related assignments.  Teaching assignments may involve some evening, weekend and/or off-campus classes.  Target date to fill position is 8/6/2018. 

Instructional Specialist / Agriculture

Campus: Williamson and Off-Site           Full-time 12 month Term Faculty with Benefits - Grant Funded

One of Southern's highest priorities is meeting the current and future educational needs of the communities it serves.  We are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission.  Guided by principles that emphasize educational programs and student success especially in learning and continuous improvement, we envision Southern as a premier learning organization that is in the forefront of community college technical education.  We welcome qualified faculty who integrate learning outcome assessment techniques in their instructional planning, curriculum design, and teaching activities; apply technology to the teaching and learning process; deliver instruction in a variety of formats; understand and apply organizational theory; thrive in cross-functional roles; collaborate in flexible, imaginative problem solving; make data-driven decisions; integrate interdisciplinary and global perspectives into their methology.  Requirements:  Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Soil and Crop Management, Agroecology, Animal and Nutritional Science, Agriculture Mechanics, or Agribusiness required.  Experience in crop management, hydroponics, or master gardener certification preferred Comparable combination of education, experience, and credentials may be considered.  Must have experience in project management, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work with others in a team environment, and excellent organizational skills and computer skills.  Must demonstrate a willingness to develop and teach courses online and use alternative delivery modes.  Expectations:  While a faculty teaching load of 30 credit hours in an academic year will include primary responsibilities for teaching and assessing assignments, especially since academic needs vary.  As such, faculty should expect to integrate with their primary responsibilities creating expertiential learning opportunities and assessment techniques (i.e., work-based and service learning portfolio assessment, including developing and evaluating learning portfolios, etc.) menoring students from target groups, new full-time faculty and adjunct faculty; designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for synchronous and asynchronous learning; training and consulting for workforce initiatives (i.e., for public and corporate partners, etc.); developing and implementing community education and extended learning programs; partnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community through recruiting and marketing, advising with expanded responsibilities, and devising retention strategies and activities; strengthening relations and collaborative activities with K-12 and baccalaureate-granting colleagues (i.e., Tech-Prep, School-to-Work, 2+2 Programs).   Review of applications begin Thursday, July 26, 2018


English and English Support – Math and Math Support – Anatomy and Physiology - Nursing – Music, Art and Theater – Sociology – Psychology – Political Science – History – Homeland Security
Campus:   All Campus Locations (Logan, Williamson, Boone/Lincoln and Wyoming/McDowell)  Responsibilities:  Part-time instructors committed to community college students and their success to teach courses at all campus locations in English and English Support, Math and Math Support, Anatomy and Physiology, Music, Art and Theater, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History and Homeland Security.  Requirements:  Master’s Degree and 18 graduate hours in field required for most courses (English, Math, Anatomy and Physiology, Music, Art and Theater, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History, and Homeland Security).  Bachelor’s Degree required for English and Math Support.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.