Careers

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Student Services Specialist

Campus: Williamson                                           Full-Time Grant Funded Non-Classified Position with Benefits

Responsibilities:  The Student Services Specialist is responsible for the facilitation of the admission and enrollment of students into higher education, providing students with basic information about the process of applying for financial aid, monitoring student academic progress and providing support in the collegiate environment that allows the student to persist to the point of reaching their unique academic goals.  The student Services Specialist takes care of student needs as they occur on campus and at off-campus sites, whether that need is personal or academic.  Responsible for developing varied structured programs, workshops, and seminars for campus delivery.  May be responsible for college-wide coordination for one or more of the following grouping tasks: counseling and activities; recruitment and orientation; student disability services and ADA compliance; student placement and career services; testing and calendar of event; and adult services.  Applicant will be advising student regarding academic programs, course selection, and institutional transfer.  Counseling services to students and referral services, when necessary.  Applicant will market the college and conduct appropriate recruiting activities to prospective students through correspondence college fair, relations with high schools, and ensuring Southern is represented at community functions and events.

Requirements: Broad knowledge of higher education philosophy and various processes, which include but are not limited to: admissions; enrollment; financial aid; transfer credit; career services; student orientation; and other areas of student support.  Applicant must possess strong leadership skills, time management and organizational skills with attention to detail; demonstrate excellent skills in the area of:  verbal and written communication; interpersonal relations; presentation; and team building.  Applicant must have the ability to work as an effective team member.  Applicant must have knowledge and application for various computer software programs; ability to initiate and maintain accurate records, maintaining confidentiality.  Master’s Degree required with preference for degree in Counseling, Student Personnel (Guidance and Counseling), Psychology, and Education. Target Date to fill position is October 21, 2019.   Position will remain open until Filled. 

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Director of Student Advising and Retention

Campus: Logan                          Non-Classified Position  Full-Time with benefits

The Director of Student Advising and Retention is primarily responsible for the development, implementation and management of a comprehensive student and retention plan.  Responsibilities:  The director will improve Southern’s current retention strategies, which includes assessing efficacy and recommending necessary student retention policy changes to administration; Director for Student Advising and Retention has a significant, daily impact on the student experience.  Advising responsibilities include meeting with individual students, fielding questions and feedback, explaining and upholding academic policy, and handling sensitive situations with a positive attitude and professionalism while maintaining strict confidentiality; Oversee the management of a comprehensive early alert system focused on identifying and reaching at-risk students by engaging appropriate professionals to support students abilities to persist in their programs of study; Develop and implement programming for First Year students and returning students in conjunction with Student Success Center and our 4-year schools.  This would include OR 110 and a Transfer Fair; Provide direct supervision for the Student Success Center with particular focus on special student services, learning labs and peer tutoring services.  Requirements: Master’s Degree preferred or Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 5 years of administrative experience in higher education.  Candidate must demonstrate understanding in Advising/retention strategies and services.  Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of current evidence-based best practices related to student advising and retention (experience preferred).  The Director must have experience gathering data, analyzing trends and writing reports as well as identifying areas of improvement based on evidence.  The Director must posses strong technical skills that include experience working with student management and early alert systems/tools.  Candidate will have the ability to effectively digitally communicate through new media, including social network sites (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram).  Candidate must have supervisory experience along with excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications i.e. Word, Excel, Google Tools, etc.  Application Deadline is October 4, 2019.  Position will remain open until Filled. 

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Academic Support Specialist

Academic Success Specialist             Part-time Up to 19 hours per week   Grant-funded Position

Campus:  Logan, Williamson, Wyoming/McDowell, and Boone Campus

Responsibilities:  Provides academic assistance to assigned tutors, either in a group or individually.  Establishes liaison with the instructor and works under the instructor’s direction to assist the student.  Attends periodic training sessions given by staff members to increase competency in working with students.  Maintains records on each student who is tutored, including follow-up and periodic assessment.  Schedules tutoring appointments and provides evaluations and other reports as required by staff.  Helps students develop positive attitudes toward learning and studying and helps students develop a high level of motivation in academic areas.  Assists students in achieving a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas with focus on Math & Science.  Helps students develop the study skills necessary for academic success.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in math, science or engineering field.  Preference will be given to those who experience teaching at the community college level.  Must have the ability to effectively, communicate mathematics, reading and English concepts to students.  Computer literate, and demonstrate ability to work effectively with students, peers and the public.  Must be able to travel among campuses and other locations as needed.  Part-time position limited to grant funding restrictions.  Position will remain open until filled.

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Instructor of Science

Campus: Boone                                              Full-time 9 month Term Faculty with Benefits

This position is full-time “term” faculty with excellent benefits.  Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College seeks innovative committed to community college students and their success.  The successful candidate 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, program reviews; 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.  Function:  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.  We welcome qualified curriculum design, and teaching activities; Apply technology to teaching and learning process, and deliver instruction in a variety of formats; Understand and apply organization theory, and thrive in cross functional roles; Collaboration, Imagination, problem solving, and data-driven decision making, as well as, integrating interdisciplinary and global perspectives into their methodology.

Requirements:  Master’s Degree or higher in a science field.  We prefer a candidate who can teach biological sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, and physics.  Therefore, a master’s degree in one with significant coursework in one or more of the others is acceptable.  We will also consider a candidate who is qualified in one or more of the above fields.  Community college teaching experience is preferred but not required.  Candidate must be willing to develop and teach courses online.  Computer skills using office production software is preferred.  Knowledge of and experience with a variety of instructional strategies is required.  This position will be housed at our Boone Campus, but teaching at other campuses might be required to fill teaching load or serve the needs of our students.  Position will remain open until filled. 

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Adjunct

Instructor Communications                                              Campus: Wyoming/McDowell

Responsibilities:  Part-time instructor committed to community college students and their success to teach speech fundamentals course. Courses are taught primarily late afternoons and evening (M-Th), but other times can be arranged if available.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Communications required or Master’s Degree and 18 graduate hours in related courses is acceptable.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

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Adjunct

Business Instructor    (accounting/economics/finance/management/marketing)

Campus: All Campus Locations (Logan, Williamson, Boone/Lincoln and Wyoming/McDowell)

Responsibilities:  Part-time Business (Accounting/Economics/Finance/Management/Marketing) Instructors committed to community college students and their success to teach courses at all campus locations and online.  Requirements: Master’s Degree in business or related filed or Master’s Degree and 18 graduate hours in the content area.  Experience teaching at the post-secondary level and online teaching experience preferred.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

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Instructor – Nursing

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

All faculty positions are full-time “term” faculty appointments with excellent fringe benefits.  Southern WV Community & 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.  Must be able to write and update curricula including course outlines and syllabi as required by the institution or industry trends.

Requirements:  Master’s degree with a major in nursing preferred.  Will accept a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing and be enrolled in a graduate degree program with a major in nursing, or have a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing and at least ten years of direct patient care experience as a registered nurse.  Must have a current, unencumbered license as a registered professional nurse in the state of West Virginia or ability to obtain multistate license.  Prior teaching experience in higher education preferred.  Experience preferred in the area be in the area of maternal/newborn.  Must be a team player with the ability to work with diverse groups of individuals.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational ability.  Must have current knowledge in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (preferably Microsoft Office) and willing to use technology.  Must have ability to travel to a variety of clinical agencies/sites.  Must demonstrate a willingness to develop and teach courses online and use alternative delivery modes.  Must be knowledgeable about and embrace associate degree nursing education.  Must be open to change.    Position will remain open until filled. 

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Instructor Mathematics

Campus: Logan                                 Full-time-9 month Term Faculty with Benefits

Southern WV Community & 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’s Degree in Mathematics or related filed with at least 18 hours of graduate level mathematics required.  Experience teaching at the community college level preferred but not required.  Ability to use the Blackboard Learning Management System preferred.  Must be willing to work non-traditional schedules at multiple campus locations.  Must demonstrate a willingness to develop and teach courses online and use alternative delivery modes.  Candidate must be willing to develop and teach courses online.  Computer skills using office production software is preferred.  This position will be housed at our Logan Campus, but other campuses will likely be required to fill teaching load or serve the needs of our students. All applicants should be team players with the ability to work well with others.    Position will remain open until filled.

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Accountant

Campus: Logan                                 PG:5           Non-Classified Position               Full Time With Benefits

Responsibilities:  Performs general accounting functions.  Maintains assigned accounts.  Prepares managerial and financial reports.  Performs a variety of accounting transactions required in the maintenance of accounts.  Makes payments to vendors using purchase card or invoice payment system.  Summarizes reconciles, and balances accounts and compiles standard monthly departmental accounting reports.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.  One year recent relevant experience preferred.  Must be proficient with computers using word processing, accounting, database and spreadsheet software.  Must be able to organize information, perform financial calculations, draw logical conclusions and prepare fiscal reports.  Position Open until filled.

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