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The only thing better than attending Northwest Tech as a student is coming to work here everyday! 

We love growing our team and we are always interested in meeting industry professionals. 

Currently, we are actively seeking great people to fill the following positions: 

  • Director of Title III

    The Director of Title III is responsible for leading related program initiatives, monitoring grant funding for the project, and providing leadership for the recently awarded Title III grant. Northwest Tech is excited to be the recipient of a five year US Department of Education Title III: Strengthening Institutions grant that will focus program resources on establishing and implementing early intervention techniques, implementation of student academic monitoring software, career preparation, and assisting students as they head into the workforce. The director, along with additional grant staff, will be leading several exciting projects as we look to advance the college's retention and graduation efforts.

    Northwest Tech is a small, public two-year technical college, located in Goodland, KS. The college has approximately 350 full-time students each year, and an additional 400+ area high school students we support. We are focused on hands-on technical education in high demand fields of study that prepare students for the workforce.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Provide leadership in the assessment of Title III program needs, establishing progress indicators, and creating means for monitoring the performance of each related program activity.
    • Leading initiatives, along with supporting staff, to address early intervention, career coaching, and assisting students with a successful transition to the workforce.
    • Coordinating the effective implementation of Title III Program activities.
    • Coordinating and monitoring Title III program activities to facilitate maximum utilization of program resources.
    • Establishing an effective monitoring system and maintain effective lines of communication with Administration to ensure that the program operation is consistent with goals of overall institutional development.
    • Assist in the development of proposals, reports, plans of operation, working budgets, and other documents critical to the management of each Title III activity.

    Preferred qualifications include:

    • Master’s degree in education, counseling, public administration, or related fields
    • Supervisory experience
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working with state or federally funded educational opportunity programs, academic support programs, or similar programs for underrepresented and first-generation college students
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience managing or having responsibility for grants which can include: applying for grants, monitoring compliance and reporting activities, monitoring budgets per applicable fiscal restraints, and maintaining grant records
    • Experience implementing innovative, culturally responsive, and inclusive instructional models and pedagogies that foster increased academic support for low-income, underrepresented students
    • Formal training or experience in best practices and programming that improves the persistence, academic standing, and graduation rates of underrepresented and first-generation college students

    Open until filled.

    To apply submit an Employment Application, (https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application), Resume, and Transcripts (unofficial – official required if hired) to:

    Sherri Knitig, VP for Operations

    Northwest Tech

    1209 Harrison Ave, PO Box 668

    Goodland, KS 67735

    sherri.knitig@nwktc.edu

    E.O.E./A.D.A.

  • Cloud and Crypto Computing Instructor

    The Cloud and Crypto Computing program is one of the fastest growing technical majors at Northwest Tech. We are searching for a new faculty member to join a new cohort of students starting in January 2023!

    Northwest Tech is a small, public two-year technical college, located in Goodland, KS. The college has approximately 350 full-time students each year, and an additional 400+ area high school students we support. We are focused on hands-on technical education in high demand fields of study that prepare students for the workforce.

    Faculty members are responsible for providing instruction to the program students, engaging in the overall development and direction of the program alongside fellow faculty members, recruiting and retaining students, and getting plugged into our great team of faculty and staff!

    Specific to this program, the college is engaged with a strong industry partner, Goodland Tech, who is rapidly growing coding/IT industry presence in the region and driving numerous new job opportunities and program demand.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide classroom and lab instruction to Cloud and Crypto Computing students.
    • To have course outline that is adaptable to the learning area.
    • Monitor student academic performance.
    • Mentor students to prepare them the workforce and assist in student transition to the workforce.
    • Maintain competency based curriculum and student records.
    • Responsible for reporting progress and grades to administrative office.
    • Maintain an active and effective advisory committee.
    • Assist in recruiting students and marketing the program.

    Qualifications

    • Computer coding experience required.
    • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming.
    • Experience with Full Stack Development (Database, Server Code, and Front-End Code).
    • Willingness to learn new concepts such as Solidarity, Angular, Express, Kotliin, and Swift.
    • Experience with Dev Ops, utilization of Docker and Kubernetes, AWS, Git and Code Pipelines are a plus.

    Open until filled. To apply submit an Employment Application, (https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application), Resume, and Transcripts (unofficial – official required if hired) to:

    Sherri Knitig, VP for Operations

    Northwest Tech

    1209 Harrison Ave, PO Box 668

    Goodland, KS 67735

    sherri.knitig@nwktc.edu

    E.O.E./A.D.A.

  • Business Technology Instructor

    Northwest Kansas Technical College (Northwest Tech), two-year, technical college, is located in the high plains in Goodland, Kansas.

    The College is seeking a qualified full-time instructor to teach courses in the Business Technology program, such as introductory marketing, management, accounting, micro- and macro-economics, entrepreneurship, business math, business communications, among others. Primary instruction is face-to-face on-campus, with some online coursework.

    As a member of the College faculty, an instructor will be expected to participate in division and college-wide activities. A successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the mission of a rural technical college and have experience teaching in a diverse environment. They must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt teaching methods to different learning styles.

    A Master’s degree in some area of business from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning is required. Prior instructional experience a plus. The College offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is part of the state KPERS retirement system.

    Northwest Tech is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is nationally recognized for student success and graduation rates. Northwest Tech became the first two-year college in the nation to implement a full one-to-one iPad initiative in the classroom.

    With nearly all of our technical programs taught in a cohort model, our students experience a significant amount of contact with faculty, leading to high student success rates. We have a small, diverse campus, with a student body of approximately 400 full-time students pursuing degrees and technical certificates.

    Open until filled. Estimated Start Date January 2023. To apply submit an Employment Application, (https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application), Resume, and Transcripts (unofficial – official required if hired) to:

    Sherri Knitig, VP for Operations

    Northwest Tech

    1209 Harrison Ave, PO Box 668

    Goodland, KS 67735

    sherri.knitig@nwktc.edu

    E.O.E./A.D.A.

  • Plumbing Technology Instructor

    Northwest Kansas Technical College (Northwest Tech) is located in the high plains in Goodland, Kansas. Northwest Tech is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is nationally recognized for student success and graduation rates. Northwest Tech became the first two-year college in the nation to implement a full one-to-one iPad initiative in the classroom.

    With nearly all of our technical programs taught in a cohort model, our students experience a significant amount of contact with faculty, leading to high student success rates. We have a small, diverse campus, with a student body of approximately 400 full-time students pursuing degrees and technical certificates.

    The College is seeking a qualified full-time instructor to develop curriculum, set up shop and classroom space, and prepare materials for the new Plumbing Technology, face-to-face, on-campus, program which begins August 2022. The new program will prepare students to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments. Instruction includes: source determination, water distribution, waste removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pumps, welding, soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

    As a member of the College faculty, an instructor will be expected to participate in division and college-wide activities. A successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the mission of a rural technical college and have experience teaching in a diverse environment. They must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt teaching methods to different learning styles.

    Minimum degree required is high school diploma; however a bachelor’s degree must be obtained. The college will provide financial assistance to the successful candidate for completion of the required degree. The ability for the instructor to secure the required licensure for Plumbing through the City of Goodland is a plus. Prior instructional experience is also a plus. The College offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is part of the state KPERS retirement system. Estimated Start Date: April 1, 2022. Open until filled.

    To apply submit an Employment Application, Resume, and Transcripts to:

    Sherri Knitig, VP for Operations

    Northwest Tech

    1209 Harrison Ave, PO Box 668

    Goodland, KS 67735

    sherri.knitig@nwktc.edu

    E.O.E./A.D.A.

  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Instructor

    The Northwest Kansas Technical College (Northwest Tech), Goodland, KS, is seeking a qualified instructor to teach in the CSI program.  Northwest Tech provides educational programs at the undergraduate levels for a diverse student body. Through quality teaching, the college is committed to provide all students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment.

    Instructors are responsible for leveraging their expertise to deliver educational services through: Preparing Course Plans, Materials and Labs, Monitoring Progress/Attendance, Conducting Assessments and Providing Feedback to Students.

    Candidates should be knowledgeable in locating, preserving, developing, collecting, analyzing, and presenting physical evidence in order to provide instruction through a combination of criminal investigation and forensic lab theories and practical applications. 

    Candidate should be comfortable with using technology to deliver instruction to support the iPad campus initiative and have the willingness to learn and adapt/adopt newest practices. 

    A Master’s Degree is required, but may be completed upon hire through an approved professional development plan. The college provides a competitive salary and benefit package.   Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

    Please send employment application, resume, references and unofficial transcript(s) (official required if hired) to:

    Northwest Tech

    Sherri Knitig, VP of Operations

    1209 Harrison Street

    PO Box 668

    Goodland, KS 67735

    Email: sherri.knitig@nwktc.edu

    E.O.E./A.D.A.

  • Social/Behavioral Science Instructor - Adjunct Position

    Northwest Kansas Technical College (Northwest Tech) is located in the high plains in Goodland, Kansas.

    The College is seeking a qualified instructor to teach electives in the social/behavioral sciences, such as Psychology, Sociology, Ethics. Preferred instruction is face-to-face on-campus, with some online coursework. This may be either a part-time or full-time position.

    As a member of the College faculty, an instructor will be expected to participate in division and college-wide activities. A successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the mission of a rural technical college and have experience teaching in a diverse environment. They must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt teaching methods to different learning styles.

    A Master’s degree in Psychology from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning is required. Prior instructional experience a plus. The College offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is part of the state KPERS retirement system. Open until filled.

    Northwest Tech is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is nationally recognized for student success and graduation rates. Northwest Tech became the first two-year college in the nation to implement a full one-to-one iPad initiative in the classroom.

    With nearly all of our technical programs taught in a cohort model, our students experience a significant amount of contact with faculty, leading to high student success rates. We have a small, diverse campus, with a student body of approximately 400 full-time students pursuing degrees and technical certificates.

    To apply submit an Employment Application, Resume, and Transcripts (unofficial – official required if hired) to:

    Sherri Knitig, VP for Operations

    Northwest Tech

    1209 Harrison Ave, PO Box 668

    Goodland, KS 67735

    sherri.knitig@nwktc.edu

    E.O.E./A.D.A.

     

  • Allied Health Program Director

    Northwest Tech is seeking an individual to serve as its Allied Health Program Coordinator. Duties include but are not limited to: working with administration to approve curriculum, hire and supervise adjunct faculty, student recruitment, some classroom instruction, ongoing professional development, assist with coordinating various clinical sites, and coordination with the state on all course approval and reporting requirements.

    Qualified applicants must hold a current Kansas License Practical Nurse (LPN)/Registered Nurse (RN) license or current LPN/RN unencumbered license and be in good standing, and have a minimum of two years full-time licensed nursing experience (LPN or RN).

    Licensed experienced must include one of the following:

    At least 1,750 hours of experience in a setting which demonstrates long-term nursing care or

    Complete annually at least 7 hours of professional continuing education in “Person Centered Care for the Adult Care Home” and meet at least one of the following requirements (experience supervising nurse aides, experience teaching adults, complete a course in teaching adults, or complete a professional continuing education offering on supervision or adult education).

    Interested persons shall complete an online employment application at https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application and attach copies of their resume, references and valid credentials. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Open until filled. E.O.E./A.D.A.

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Northwest Kansas Technical College is an equal opportunity employer. 

EOE disclaimer: NWKTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sex. Accusations concerning sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and age discrimination should be referred to the TITLE IX COORDINATOR/AGE ACT COORDINATOR, Dean of Student Advancement at 785-890-3641. Accusations based on disability or race, color, or national origin should be referred to SECTION 504 COORDINATOR/ADA COORDINATOR/TITLE VI COORDINATOR, Dean of Academic Advancement, located at 1209 Harrison (785-890-3641).