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

Why Work for Northwest Tech?

There is a good chance folks hear "family atmosphere" a lot when looking around for a new position, but at Northwest Tech, we actually live it. We are firm believers in an "all-in" culture of doing what is needed to get the job done. We have a little over 70 employees on our team of faculty, staff, and administration, and we do everything we can to support one another and - most importantly - our students. Sometimes this means we have team members helping run mud volleyball pits, serving popcorn to students, jumping in as guest speakers in classes, serving together on our community volunteer day, and a variety of on-campus projects we run every year. 

Our Community

If you are not from the area and are considering a position here, the community of Goodland is a wonderfully warm little city on the High Plains. We have a little over 3,500 people in the county and incredible support (that continues to grow) from our community and workforce partners for the work we do at the college. We have one of the largest service areas in the state of Kansas and we work hard to provide opportunities for students and employers across the 17 counties in NW Kansas we serve. 

Program Success

Moving to the classroom and shops, we're incredibly good at providing top-notch technical education for our students specifically designed to meet the needs of our employer partners. Each year, we consistently place in the top 25 two-year public colleges in the nation on our student success rates (i.e. our ability to get kids from orientation to graduation). That places us in the top 3% nationally for our ability to successfully provide education for our students. That doesn't happen without an incredible team of employees in every role on campus. 

Nearly all of our programs have achieved 100% job placement. Industry demand for our students is at an all-time high, salaries for our graduates are even higher, and it's a great time to be in technical education. 

Benefits

Here are a few quick benefits we offer our employees because we know there is more to making a decision to work here than just what you get paid. If you want to learn more about our benefits, be sure to check out the employee handbook at the bottom of the page or contact our HR office.

  • Insurance: We cover the cost of every employee's single health plan through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. This means as an employee, if you take the single plan coverage, there is no cost to you - we have you covered! If you need coverage for your family and/or kids, we apply the value of the single plan toward the coverage you need for your family. 
  • Leave days: Vacation, Sick, Personal, Bereavement, Maternity/Paternity/Adoption are a part of our standard benefits package because a) life happens, and we all need the ability to take time off, and b) we want employees to have a great balance between work and life.
  • Retirement: Every employee participates in the KPERS (Kansas Public Employees Retirement System) program, which allows you to have retirement benefits when the time rolls around. 
  • And many many more benefits!

So the question truly becomes....why NOT work for Northwest Tech? 

Online Employment Application

Open Positions:

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

  • CNA Adjunct Instructor
    Northwest Tech is seeking an individual to serve as the Certified Nurse Aide instructor.  This is a part-time, adjunct position that involves teaching the 90-hour nurse aide program, coordinating various clinical sites, and communicating with KDADS 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.
     

     

  • CDL Trainer(s)

    Northwest Tech is hiring CDL trainers. We have recently revamped our CDL training program to meet the current federal regulations. The program consists of eight short courses; some are classroom-based reviews for written exams and others are individualized courses for practice driving on the range and road. We also offer courses for the (S), (P), (H), (N), and (T) endorsements.

    Duties vary based on experience and preferences.

    • Classroom instruction: Help students prepare for written exams. These positions will be paid an adjunct contract for teaching.
    • Practice Driving: Help students learn how to drive commercial vehicles. These positions will be paid an hourly wage; hours are to be arranged with students in the CDL program.
    • Record keeping/documentation: Must comply with federal guidelines for tracking student hours; must be able to use the federal portal to submit reports

    Please complete the NWKTC job application and the CDL instructor application form.

    Required Qualifications

    • At least 2 years of experience as a commercial driver (i.e. combination vehicle; school bus: passenger vehicle)
    • Valid Class A CDL License
    • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
    • Good driving record: No more than 3 moving violations in the last 2 years; no suspensions; no history of DUI or DWI; no preventable accidents

    Preferred Qualifications

    One or more of the following Endorsements: (S), (P), (H), (N), and (T)

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

  • Powersports Technology Instructor

    Northwest Kansas Technical College is a public, two-year technical college located in Goodland, Kansas.  The College is seeking a qualified instructor to launch its new face-to-face, hands-on Powersports program.

    This program will provide students the knowledge and experience to diagnose, service, and repair major components of ATVs and outdoor power equipment - essentially most equipment used in outdoor activities that has an engine.  Program courses include: Shop Orientation/Safety (includes OSHA 10); Suspension and Steering; Wheel Alignment Diagnosis & Repair; Brakes, Wheels and Tires; Electrical; Electronics; Engine Performance and Preventative Maintenance; Powersports Drive Systems; Engine Diagnosis Skills and Repair; AC, Heating & Ventilation Systems; Cylinder Head & Valve Train Diagnosis & Repair; Engine Block Assembly Diagnosis & Repair; Advanced Engine Performance; Lube/Cooling System Diagnosis & Repair.

    The position starts in March to provide faculty the time to prepare the facility, curriculum, and assist with student recruitment.  The first group of students will start in August 2024. Industry experience in the field is essential and a Bachelor’s degree in a related area is required; however, successful candidates with less than a Bachelor’s degree will have three years, with financial assistance provided, to meet this accreditation requirement.

    Open until filled. Please complete an employment application at https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application, and attach a file which includes resume, cover letter, transcripts (unofficial are okay until a job offer is made), and references.

    Northwest Kansas Technical College

    Sherri Knitig, VP for Operations

    1209 Harrison Ave, PO Box 668

    Goodland, KS 67735

    sherri.knitig@nwktc.edu

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

  • Business Instructor

    Northwest Kansas Technical College (Northwest Tech) is a two-year technical college located in Goodland, Kansas. The College is seeking a qualified instructor to teach face-to-face courses within the Business program.

    Requirements:  MBA or similar master’s degree in a business area. (Applicants with the bachelor’s degree will be required to complete a master’s degree in a business area within the first three years of teaching to meet HLC qualifications).

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

  • Adjunct English Instructor (online)

    Northwest Kansas Technical College (Northwest Tech) is seeking a qualified online adjunct
    English instructor to online Technical Writing, English Comp I and II. Primary instruction is
    online coursework. The target population for this teaching assignment is primarily high school
    dual-credit students in Northwest Kansas; some technical college students may also opt for the
    online offerings.
    A Master’s degree in English from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning is
    required. Prior online instructional experience a plus.
    To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial – official required if hired) to:
    Lisa Blair, Dean of Academic Advancement
    Northwest Tech
    1209 Harrison Ave, PO Box 668
    Goodland, KS 67735
    Lisa.blair@nwktc.edu

  • Assistant Track Coach

    Northwest Kansas Technical College is seeking an Assistant Track Coach. Northwest Tech is a small, rural technical college located in Goodland, KS.

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to supporting the head coach in the following areas: operating the track program (recruiting, scheduling, fundraising, travel, budgeting and practice plans); coaching, teaching, and training students in skills and strategies related to competition; and mentoring and maintaining discipline of student athletes ensuring their academic progress. The assistant coach shall represent Northwest Tech and the program in a professional manner, while enforcing college and NJCAA and KJCCC guidelines governing the sport.

    Please complete the online application at https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application and attach a resume and references.

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

  • Admissions Representative

    Position Description

    Northwest Tech, Goodland, KS, www.nwktc.edu, is seeking an admissions representative to promote the educational opportunities available at the college to prospective students. This position requires strong communication and computer skills. Individual will be responsible for a college recruiting region and adhering to college admission practices. Position requires travel, evening, and weekend work.

    About Northwest Tech

    Northwest Kansas Technical College (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, surprisingly diverse campus, with a student body of approximately 400 full-time students pursuing degrees and technical certificates.

    Compensation

    Compensation includes: 12-month salary and benefits package including health insurance, KPERS retirement plan, vacation/sick leave, and more.

    Position will remain open until filled.  Submit online employment application https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application and attached a resume.

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

  • Assistant Softball Coach

    Northwest Kansas Technical College is seeking an Assistant Softball Coach. Northwest Tech is a small, rural technical college located in Goodland, KS.

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to supporting the head coach in the following areas: operating the softball program (recruiting, scheduling, fundraising, travel, budgeting and practice plans); coaching, teaching, and training students in skills and strategies related to competition; and mentoring and maintaining discipline of student athletes ensuring their academic progress. The assistant coach shall represent Northwest Tech and the program in a professional manner, while enforcing college and NJCAA and KJCCC guidelines governing the sport.

    Please complete the online application at https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application and attach a resume and references.

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

  • Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

    Northwest Kansas Technical College is seeking an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach. Northwest Tech is a small, rural technical college located in Goodland, KS.

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to supporting the head coach in the following areas: operating the women's basketball program (recruiting, scheduling, fundraising, travel, budgeting and practice plans); coaching, teaching, and training students in skills and strategies related to competition; and mentoring and maintaining discipline of student athletes ensuring their academic progress. The assistant coach shall represent Northwest Tech and the program in a professional manner, while enforcing college and NJCAA and KJCCC guidelines governing the sport.

    Please complete the online application at https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application and attach a resume and references.

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

  • Athletic Trainer

    Northwest Tech is seeking an athletic trainer to support the needs of the collegiate-level student athletes participating in the sports programs.  This position will be 10-months, August-May with salary and benefits paid over a 12-month period.   Adjunct teaching opportunities may be available.  Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently or as a team member are desired qualifications. Bachelor degree and Kansas ATC certification required.  Open until filled.  Projected start date: August 1, 2024.  Please complete an employment application at https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application and attach a resume. 

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

  • Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

    Northwest Kansas Technical College is seeking an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach. Northwest Tech is a small, rural technical college located in Goodland, KS.

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to supporting the head coach in the following areas: operating the men's basketball program (recruiting, scheduling, fundraising, travel, budgeting and practice plans); coaching, teaching, and training students in skills and strategies related to competition; and mentoring and maintaining discipline of student athletes ensuring their academic progress. The assistant coach shall represent Northwest Tech and the program in a professional manner, while enforcing college and NJCAA and KJCCC guidelines governing the sport.

    Please complete the online application at https://www.nwktc.edu/employment-application and attach a resume.

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

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Employee Handbook

 

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).