Employment Opportunities at Avila University

Faculty

Adjunct Biology Instructor
Posted June 11,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Biology Instructor

Appointment Date
August 13, 2018

Responsibilities 
Adjunct biology faculty members are needed to teach General Biology laboratory sections.

Qualifications
Master of Science in Biology or a related field required with teaching experience preferred.

Salary
Dependent upon education and experience.

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to: academicemployment@avila.edu.

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Science Laboratory Manager
Posted June 6,2018

Position Available
Science Laboratory Manager

Appointment Date
August 13. 2018

Responsibilities 
This position will involve the maintenance of Avila’s laboratories so that they are in full compliance with federal/state laws and regulations along with the teaching of three biology and/or chemistry laboratory sections each semester. 

Qualifications
Master of Science in Biology, Chemistry or a related field required with teaching experience and knowledge of laboratory safety standards.

Salary
Competitive salary.

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

Application Information
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to: academicemployment@avila.edu.

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities. 

Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community. 

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Political Science Adjunct Faculty (State)
Posted June 1,2018

Position Available
Political Science Adjunct Faculty (State)

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

Responsibilities 
The Department of Law and Justice Studies at Avila University invites applications for an adjunct instructor position teaching our political science course in American national government (PS 120).  The course covers topics related to both the US and Missouri constitutions.  Instruction begins August 22, 2018 and concludes December 15, 2018.  The course is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:15 am.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must hold a Master’s degree or higher in political science or a Juris Doctorate degree.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and cover to: academicemployment@avila.edu.  

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Political Science Adjunct Faculty (American Gov’t)
Posted June 1,2018

Position Available
Political Science Adjunct Faculty (American Gov’t)

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

Responsibilities 
The Department of Law and Justice Studies at Avila University invites applications for an adjunct instructor position teaching our political science course in American national government (PS 120).  The course covers topics related to both the US and Missouri constitutions.  Instruction begins August 22, 2018 and concludes December 15, 2018.  The course is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:15 am.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must hold a Master’s degree or higher in political science or a Juris Doctorate degree.

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter to academicemployment@avila.edu.

The Community 
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Adjunct Physics Instructor
Posted May 21,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Physics Instructor

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

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

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

Salary
Dependent upon education and experience.

Benefits
N/E

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

Joe Roberts
School of Science and Health
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community 
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community. 

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Geology Instructor
Posted May 21,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Geology Instructor

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

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

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

Salary
Dependent upon education and experience.

Benefits
N/E

Application Information

Send cover letter and résumé to joseph.roberts@avila.edu or mail to:
Joe Roberts
School of Science and Health
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community. 

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Chemistry Instructor
Posted May 21,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Chemistry Instructor

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

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

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

Salary
Dependent upon education and experience.

Benefits
N/E

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

Joe Roberts
School of Science and Health
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community. 

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Clinical Adjunct Nursing Instructors
Posted May 1,2018

Position Available
Clinical Adjunct Nursing Instructors

Appointment Date 
Fall 2018

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

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

Master’s degree in nursing is preferred, or current enrollment in MSN program with Attendance at the Clinical Faculty Academy (CFA) is highly recommended. For information on the CFA, please visit kchealthcareers.com/clinical-faculty-academy/ 

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:

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

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Instructor in Composition
Posted April 27,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Instructor in Composition

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

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

Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Avila University is committed to teaching students to be advocates for social justice, regardless of their professional and academic field. We are committed to educating our students as global citizens, capable of engaging across social and cultural boundaries. 

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

Salary
Competitive salary

Benefits
N/E

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

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

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor
Posted March 13,2018

Position Available
Adjunct Mathematics Instructor

Appointment Date
Fall 2018

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

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

Salary
Dependent upon education and experience.

Benefits
N/E

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

Nick Haverhals
School of Science and Health
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community. 

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

Position Available
Computer Science/Software Engineering Adjunct Faculty

Appointment Date
August 2018

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

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

Salary
Competitive Salary

Benefits
N/A

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

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Posted March 7,2018

Position Available
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Appointment Date
August 2018

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

Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper-level Computer Science, Software Engineering, Database Management and Cybersecurity courses.  Candidates for the Assistant Professor position will be expected to apply innovative teaching techniques to course content and will supervise undergraduate research for majors.  The successful candidate will develop a Cybersecurity major, work with other faculty to develop a data management program and direct the online Computer Science program, which includes hiring and supervising adjuncts for developing and teaching courses. 

Qualifications
A Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field and a background in Cybersecurity and Database Administration is required. A PhD is preferred, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the campus community.

Salary
Competitive Salary

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

Application Information

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

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

The Community

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community. 

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

Position Available   

Part Time Instructor – Healthcare Management

Appointment Date

Summer 2018

Responsibilities       

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

Qualifications       

Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred.

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits

N/E

Application Information 

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

Steve Iliff

Director of Faculty and Curriculum

Avila University

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, MO 64145-1698

The Community    

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students. Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master’s degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Staff

Evening Supervisor (Part-Time)
Posted June 14,2018

Position Available
Evening Supervisor (Part-Time)

Appointment Date
Position available immediately

Responsibilities
Major responsibilities include assisting patrons, accessing library materials and using databases, as well as performing a variety of library circulation duties. Responsibilities also include closing and/or opening the library and upholding Library policy and procedures. This position is responsible for covering the hours of 5:00-11:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Saturday, and 12:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sunday. Coverage hours are shared by 3-4 persons.   

Qualifications
Ideal candidate must be willing and able to learn new systems, demonstrate good customer service skills and organizational skills.   

Salary
Entry-level part time.

Benefits
N/E

Application Information
Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students.  Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Masters degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Academic Community Engagement Coordinator
Posted June 6,2018

Position Available
Academic Community Engagement Coordinator

Appointment Date
July 1, 2018

Responsibilities 
Job Description:
The Community Engagement Coordinator works with the Deans, faculty in the College of Professional Studies, other faculty and additional campus constituents needed to develop meaningful relationships with external partners in support of new and existing programs at Avila University. Resources include advisory board members, mentors, speakers, program partners, internship sites and other similar types of volunteer leadership from the Kansas City community. The position also works directly with the Office of Advancement to assist with community collaboration and the identification of opportunities for support of the Avila Promise, the strategic plan and mission. 

Qualifications
Position Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree is required; a Master’s Degree in an academic field is preferred. At minimum of five years experience working in a non-profit organization, community Chamber of Commerce, higher education institution or other organization in a community engagement position. 

Salary
Competitive salary

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

Application Information
Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu 
(email preferred) or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advancement Database Coordinator
Posted May 31,2018

Position Available
Advancement Database Coordinator

Appointment Date
Open until filled

Responsibilities 
The Advancement Database Coordinator is responsible for managing the Advancement database and all gift processing, as well as coordinating all data queries and reports, assisting with ongoing donor stewardship and oversee daily office tasks.

  • Manage an accurate advancement database and complete all gift processing responsibilities

  • Coordinate all required data queries and reports as requested

  • Oversee daily office tasks

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Education:
  Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
Skills: Must have superior organizational and computer skills, the capability to manage several projects at once, strong attention to detail, plus the ability to work independently as well as part of a dynamic team
Other: Database proficiency a must
Experience: Three years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience in a fundraising atmosphere

  • Raiser’s Edge and Jenzabar experience a plus

Salary
Competitive salary.

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

Application Information
Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:

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

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Posted March 23,2018

Position Available
Vice President for Enrollment Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Maintenance Mechanic
Posted November 15,2017

Position Available     

Maintenance Mechanic

Appointment Date  

Open until filled.

Responsibilities           

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

Qualifications         

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

Salary                         

Competitive salary.

Benefits                 

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

Application Information  

Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu, or mail to:

Office of Human Resources

Avila University

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community      

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students. Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master's degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Graduate Assistant Positions

 

Athletic Trainer | Graduate Assistant
Posted May 25,2018

Position Available
Athletic Trainer - Graduate Assistant

Appointment Date
August 2018

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

Qualifications 
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization; Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC); State Athletic Training Licensure.

Salary
Stipend provided.

Benefits
Tuition waiver for 18 graduate credit hours per year, for 2 years.This is a graduate assistant position; employment is incidental to the graduate educational experience.  

Application Information
Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities. 

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Avila Advantage | Graduate Assistant
Posted May 4,2018

Position Available
Avila Advantage Graduate Assistant

Appointment Date
August 2018

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

Benefits
N/E

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

The Community
Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Avila Promise

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

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

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