Careers at MVC

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Here at Valley, we are always looking for qualified and exceptional faculty and staff to join our campus community. Check out some of our openings, and see if Valley is the right fit for your career needs!

  • Communication Studies (Generalist) - Rank Open

    The Division of Communications, Humanities, and Human Services at Missouri Valley College invites applications for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track position in Communication Studies, to begin August 1, 2023. Rank open.

    Missouri Valley College is a small, private liberal arts college with an exceptionally diverse community of approximately 1,500 students drawn from 40+ states/territories and 50+ countries. It is located in Marshall, Missouri, a town of 13,000 that offers easy access to the educational and cultural amenities of metropolitan Kansas City and Columbia.

    Required qualifications include a master’s degree in Communication; a Ph.D.is strongly preferred. We seek candidates with experience teaching at the undergraduate level and who are prepared to engage students with widely varied degrees of preparation for college-level work. Familiarity with D2L Brightspace and Google apps for education is desired.

    This is a generalist position with a 5/5 teaching load. Approximately 60% of teaching responsibilities will consist of general education courses in public speaking, with the remainder consisting of upper division courses that may include, but are not limited to, Rhetorical Theory, Health Communication, Interviewing, and Identities Communication. Applications from candidates who are prepared to contribute to future curricular development and growth of the major and minor in Communication Studies are especially welcome. The position requires service on campus committees and academic advising.

    The successful candidate will affirm the value of diversity in its various manifestations and seek to cultivate broadly inclusive learning experiences that challenge students to appreciate and understand the complexity of ideas and perspectives. A demonstrable commitment to collegiality, professionalism, teaching excellence, and the College mission: “Guiding students to succeed through personal instruction and intellectual inquiry” is necessary.

    To apply please email a cover letter; CV; contact information for three references; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a statement addressing your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (all in PDF format) to Dr. Christopher Libby, Communication Search Committee Chair (libbyc@moval.edu). For full consideration, apply by December 15, 2022. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check.  As a pre-condition of employment, the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. EOE.

  • Financial Literacy Specialist

    Position Summary:

    The Rural Career Planner Financial Literacy Specialist will report to the Director of Rural Student Outreach and Support. The position is responsible for providing rural middle school, high school, and college students with resources and services for pathways to college, college success, financial literacy, and financial planning. The specialist will assist in planning and implementing programs for rural middle school, high school, and college students. The specialist will coordinate activities with the Student Success Center, the Office of Admissions, and the Financial Aid Office.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Provide educational and emotional support to ensure rural students’ success in the academic and the social college environment.
    • Provide financial literacy programs for rural students such as FAFSA workshops, budgeting workshops, financing your future workshops, and financial terms workshops.
    • Provide financial planning for rural students.
    • Plan and participate in Student Success activities for rural students. 
    • Communicate and provide support for rural students’ families. 
    • Collaborate with MVC departments to provide rural students with resources.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    A Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree preferred, with work experience in higher education and financial literacy. Demonstrated knowledge of the responsibilities and skills required to fulfill the position’s responsibilities. Demonstrated effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

    Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Rural Grant Project Director, Deborah Gonzalez at gonzalezd@moval.edu

  • External Relations Graduate Assistant

    The Graduate Assistant for the External Relations Office will often be the first point of contact for internal and external parties for the office. The individual in this role works closely with the Vice President of External Relations, Director of Alumni Relations, Director of Marketing and Public Relations and staff, as well as the President and the President’s staff.    

    Duties and responsibilities will vary but include:

    • Daily office tasks (greeting visitors, answering phones, PO and credit card reports, maintaining budgets, etc.) 
    • Initiates, plans, and executes special projects in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the office
    • Display a professional attitude and presence in all aspects of the job
    • Coordinating the Viking Tailgate Zone for home football games
    • Assisting the marketing and public relations staff with various marketing initiatives  
    • Assisting the alumni director with alumni relation events and initiatives 
    • Other duties as assigned 

    This position includes graduate tuition assistance, room and board.

    Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Eric Sappington at sappingtone@moval.edu.

    Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check.  EOE.

  • Full-time Faculty Position in Criminal Justice

    The Division of Social Science at Missouri Valley College, a private liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member in Criminal Justice to begin August 2022.

    Required qualifications include a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice (doctorate a plus) preferably with an emphasis in criminal theory, court procedure, and/or law; preferred 3-5 years field experience working within the court system or relevant criminal justice fields.  The ideal candidate would be interested in and capable of teaching the position’s 5/5 (fall/spring) teaching load consisting primarily of courses in Criminal Procedure, Criminology, Criminal Law, and Criminal Evidence; with a working knowledge of American Psychology Association (APA).  

    Collegiality, professionalism, a strong commitment to teaching excellence and to the college mission, as well as a willingness to serve on campus committees and to advise students are necessary qualifications.  Missouri Valley College uses Google Apps for Education and Brightspace.

    To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of all unofficial transcripts to Karen Reeter, Criminal Justice Search Committee Chair, at reeterk@moval.edu.  For best consideration, apply by June 15, 2022

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check.  As a pre-condition of employment, the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. EOE.

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer / Instructor

    Missouri Valley College (Marshall, MO), a private, liberal arts institution, is seeking applicants for full­-time Assistant Athletic Trainer / Instructor positions.  This renewable, 10-month position runs August 1 – May 31.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Exercise Science or related field (e.g., Athletic Training)
    • NATABOC Certification in Good Standing
    • State of Missouri Athletic Training licensure or eligible (Must be obtained before starting athletic training duties.)
    • Legally eligible to work in the United States

    General Job Description:

    The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for assisting the Head Athletic Trainer in the day-to-day operation of the athletic training facility.  Teaching load for the Instructor duties is assigned by the appropriate academic chairperson. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

    • Athletic Training coverage for assigned team practices, home events, and travel when possible.
    • General care of student-athletes during assigned treatment hours.
    • Maintain student-athlete medical records.
    • Assist in the maintenance and inventory of athletic training room equipment and supplies.
    • Teach 6 credit hours per academic year. 
    • Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
    • Attend all scheduled faculty and staff meetings.
    • Serve on assigned committees.
    • Other Athletic Training related duties may be assigned as the need arises.

    Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial for application stage), and contact information for three professional references to Vince Fedorowich, Head Athletic Trainer (fedorowichv@moval.edu, (660) 831-4195). Review of applications begins immediately. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check.  As a pre-condition of employment, the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. EOE. For additional information about Missouri Valley College, visit www.moval.edu.

  • MVC Head Lifting Sports Coach

    Missouri Valley College invites applications for a full-time, 12 month position of Head Lifting coach with duties assigned according to qualification. Coaching duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to the organization, supervision, and administration of a Lifting program.  Primary coaching responsibilities will include the successful identification, evaluation and recruitment of academically qualified student-athletes in which to build and maintain a competitive athletic program. 

    Qualifications:  Master’s degree preferred but not required. Recruiting, admissions experience, social media skills, computer and technology proficiency is preferred, with a minimum of two years coaching experience.  Employment requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree if hired for a non-teaching position. Position available starting immediately. 

    Send letter of application, resume, and three letters of reference to:  Mike Machholz,  Senior Associate Athletic Director, Missouri Valley College, 500 East College, Marshall, MO 65340 or email at machholzm@moval.edu   EOE/AA

  • Full-Time Faculty Position in Accounting

    The Division of Business at Missouri Valley College, a private liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time faculty position, to begin August 2022.  The primary duties include teaching undergraduate accounting to accounting majors as well as principles to students in management, marketing, economics, agribusiness, and finance.  Service to the institution and student advising are also expected in this position.  

    Required qualifications include at least an earned Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field with a strong background in accounting.  A CPA or CMA license, prior collegiate teaching experience, and work in the field are all desirable. Collegiality, professionalism, effective communication skills, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the college mission are necessary. Familiarity with Google Apps for Education and D2L Brightspace will be helpful.  

    To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of all unofficial transcripts to Milena Simic, Chair of Business, at simicm@moval.edu. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check.  As a pre-condition of employment, the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. EOE.

  • Graduate Assistant for Student Affairs

    Missouri Valley College a private, coeducational, career-oriented, liberal arts college with growing national and international outreach, a destination for students from all fifty states and forty foreign countries. Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, the College prepares students to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. Missouri Valley College  has a student body of some 1,400, on a beautiful campus in west central Missouri. 

    Position Summary:
    The Graduate Assistant (GA) is responsible for providing student-centered support for the various Student Affairs departments and services. This position provides professional apprenticeship for the GA while supporting essential programs and services for the College community.  Duties will vary based on specific assignments. Assignments may be changed at any time during employment based on the needs of the division. The GA must be accepted into an accredited graduate program for the duration of their contract. Priority will be given to students enrolled in one of the two Missouri Valley College master’s programs. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Serve as building supervisor for the Malcolm Center for Student Life; open and close the building, setup meeting spaces, provide basic housekeeping services.  
    • Aid guests in reserving Student Center space and equipment.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of campus activity programming.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of intramural sports programming. 
    • Supervise numerous Student Center assistants (work-study).  
    • Staff Office of Student Affairs; provide basic administrative support for staff and customer service for guests.
    • Assist in the operation of the Viking Shuttle. 
    • All other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications: 

    • Earned bachelor’s degree in any discipline. (In some cases candidates who are in their final year of an undergraduate degree my apply).
    • Effective interpersonal skills; ability to interact productively with students, faculty staff, and other constituents.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and wiliness to work irregular hours.
    • Experience working with diverse student populations, including international students.
    • Basic computer literacy; basic competency in software and database systems (i.e. Microsoft Office, Adobe).
    • Experience in various forms of advertising, including social media.

    Compensation:
    Tuition scholarship, campus housing, and meal plan (when school is in session). 

    Application:
    To apply, submit a letter of application (cover letter), detailed resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Heath Morgan, Vice President for Student Affair, 500 E. College Street, Marshall, MO 65340 or e-mail morganh@moval.edu. This position will remain open until filled.

  • Dance Adjunct

    The Division of Fine Arts at Missouri Valley College is seeking an adjunct instructor of dance to begin Fall 2022. The qualified applicant will teach 2-9 hours per semester. Possible courses are introduction to dance technique, ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and dance appreciation.   

    Qualifications: MFA in Dance or MA in Dance or related field preferred; minimum of BA or BFA in Dance with substantial experience and/or additional qualifications in the discipline required.

    Application Process:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references to Janie Morgan, Professor of Dance at morganj@moval.edu.  Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check.  As a pre-condition of employment, the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. EOE.

  • Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Missouri Valley College (Marshall, MO), a private, liberal arts institution, is seeking applicants for a full-time graduate assistant athletic trainer. This is a 10-month position, offering a tuition waiver (up to $7500/year) and includes free room and board.

    Job Requirements

    • NATABOC Certification in Good Standing
    • State of Missouri Athletic Training licensure or eligible
    • Legally eligible to work in the United States

    Job Description

    The Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for assisting the Head Athletic Trainer in the day-to-day operation of the athletic training facility. The Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer is a full-time member of Missouri Valley College. Specific duties and responsibilities of the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer are as follows:

    • Athletic Training coverage for assigned team practices, home events, and travel when possible.
    • Responsible for general care of MVC student-athletes during assigned treatment hours.
    • Maintain student-athlete medical records.
    • Assist in the maintenance and inventory of athletic training room equipment and supplies.
    • Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
    • Attend all scheduled faculty and staff meetings.
    • Other Athletic Training related duties may be assigned as the need arises.

    Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to Vince Fedorowich, Head Athletic Trainer, (660) 831-4195 or by email at fedorowichv@moval.edu. Review of applications begins immediately. EOE. Employment at Missouri Valley College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check and legal authorization to work in the United States.


Missouri Valley College is “An Equal Opportunity Employer” and believes in diversity, and seeks applications from all sources. Missouri Valley does not discriminate on the grounds of color, race, sex, religion, marital status, disability, national origin, veteran’s status, age, or sexual orientation.

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