Careers at MVC

Join a Vibrant Liberal Arts College

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!

  • Marketing & Communication Specialist

    The marketing and communication specialist works in the office of marketing and public relations. This individual reports directly to the director and assistant director of marketing and public relations and assists in developing and implementing all marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal, contributing to the advancement of the College’s image/brand. 

    This position is Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with occasional nights and weekends required. 

    Example Tasks

    • Create and manage content for social media platforms
    • Web content management
    • Write for MVC publications
    • Assist with public relation activities and events
    • Assist with information output, press releases, and media requests

    Preferred Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or journalism or related field 
    • Minimum two years of demonstrated experience in writing/communications/marketing 
    • Exceptional communication skills including strong written skills and knowledge of AP Style
    • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud 
    • Strong knowledge of marketing/public relations using various social media platforms 
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Exceptional critical thinking skills
    • Ability to complete tasks on own
    • Photography and videography experience 

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to 

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

  • Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

    The Division of Fine Arts at Missouri Valley College, a private liberal arts college, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design to begin August 2022.  The full-time teaching load includes all levels of Graphic Design, including a Web Design for Graphic Design and Marketing course. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a secondary area, especially Drawing, Illustration,  Printmaking, or Photography. 

    Required qualifications include an MFA or MA in a related field (Graphic Design or Visual Communication preferred) and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in the field of Graphic Design, and college teaching above TA level are desired.  Collegiality, professionalism, a strong commitment to teaching excellence and to the college mission, and willingness to serve on campus committees and to advise students are also necessary qualities. Missouri Valley College uses Google Apps for Education and D2L Brightspace.  

    To apply, please email cover letter, CV, a portfolio of 15 personal artwork images, a portfolio of 15 student images, contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of unofficial transcripts (submitted as a single PDF file) to Sara Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, at

    For best consideration, applications should be submitted by February 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.

  • Assistant Professor of English – American Literature

    The Division of Communications, Humanities, and Human Services at Missouri Valley College invites applications for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of English – American Literature, to begin August 1, 2022.

    Missouri Valley College is a small, private liberal arts college with a diverse community of approximately 1,500 students drawn from 44 states/territories and 54 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.

    We seek a passionate, energetic, and student-centered candidate who is prepared to be an active and contributing member to a highly collegial English program. The College offers undergraduate majors and minors in English with concentrations in Literature and Writing Studies.

    Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in English, Literature, or a related discipline, with a concentration in American Literature. The position’s 5/5 teaching load will consist of courses in the First Year Writing sequence (approximately 60%) and American Literature (approximately 40%). The ideal candidate will have particular strengths in Latinx and/or African-American literature. We especially seek candidates with experience teaching developmental and/or corequisite composition courses and/or working with at-risk students. We seek candidates who affirm the value of diversity in its various manifestations and who seek to cultivate broadly inclusive learning experiences that challenge students to appreciate and understand the complexity of ideas and perspectives.

    The successful candidate will have a demonstrable commitment to collegiality, professionalism, teaching excellence, and the College mission: “Guiding students to succeed through personal instruction and intellectual inquiry.” Familiarity with D2L Brightspace and Google apps for education is desired. The position requires service on campus committees and academic advising.

    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, English Search Committee Chair ( For full consideration, apply by January 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.


    Missouri Valley College, a NAIA institution which competes in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, invites applications for two full-time, 12 month positions of Head  Women’s Lacrosse coaches with duties assigned according to qualification to the Admissions Department.

    Coaching duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to the organization, supervision, and administration of an NAIA Lacrosse 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, 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.

     Positions available starting January 1, 2022.  Designate which program you’re applying for.  

    Send letter of application, resume, and three letters of reference to:  To: Mike Machholz, Athletic Director, Missouri Valley College, 500 East College, Marshall, MO 65340 or email at   EOE/AA

  • Full-time or Adjunct Faculty Position in Criminal Justice

    The Division of Social Science at Missouri Valley College invites applications for a faculty member in criminal justice. A fulltime position is available; willing to consider applications for adjunct/part-time work. The position begins January 2022, however, could be deferred to August 2022 for the right candidate.

    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, 3-5 years field experience working within the court system, and research design experience.  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, Criminal Evidence, and Victimology; with a working knowledge of and ability to teach the American Psychology Association (APA), statistical analysis programming (R & SPSS), and research design.  

    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

    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.

  • Evening Library Assistant Spring 2022

    Missouri Valley College is accepting applications for a part-time evening Library Assistant beginning January 10, 2022. The position consists of 25 hours per week, 36 weeks per year (during the school year).  Hours are Sunday through Thursday 6 pm – 11 pm.  

    Under general direction of the Librarians, provides circulation and reference assistance for library clients, conducts tours and orientation sessions as needed, creates displays and bulletin boards, participates in collection maintenance, and assists with processing new library materials.

    Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications: (1) A combination of post-secondary education and relevant work experience equal to at least 4 years. (2) Effective written and oral communication skills and ability to interact productively with students, faculty, staff, and other constituents. (3) Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks. (4) Computer literacy with standard software.

    Preferred Qualifications: (1) Knowledge of library operations, collections, and services. (2) A background in an education-related field. To apply: Please email cover letter, c.v., and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Bryan Carson, Library Director, at 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.

  • Licensed Counselor for Missouri Valley College Student Health Center

    Licensed Counselor for Missouri Valley College Student Health Center

    Missouri Valley College is 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. With a student body of some 1,500 on a beautiful campus in west central Missouri, Missouri Valley.

    Job Purpose:

    The Campus Counselor provides counseling services, crisis intervention,  and outreach programming/workshops to MVC students. Counseling is provided mainly through individual therapy.

    Essential Functions:

    Counsel our culturally diverse college student population regarding personal issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance abuse, peer relations, family issues),  academic and career concerns by conducting intakes (initial counseling appointment),  individual therapy, and maintain proper documentation in a timely manner. Consult with college staff and others (e.g., parents), regarding student concerns. Develop and present psycho-educational and academic workshops/outreach programming. Participate in professional development, as required for licensure. Serve on college committees and other duties, as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Counseling Psychology.  If not currently licensed in the state of Missouri, must have passed the Missouri State Licensure Exam or the NCE and be PLPC eligible in the state of Missouri.  LPC preferred, but supervision can be provided for those that require their 3000 hours.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Conduct mental health assessments through individual counseling.
    • Encourage students to have open and honest discussions around their emotions and experiences.
    • Engage students in therapeutic processes to support their mental health.
    • Examine issues including but not limited to: adjustment, depression, conflict resolution, family and relationship concerns, substance abuse, anxiety, and general emotional wellness.
    • Crisis intervention, including occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
    • Collaborate with staff and faculty as referral agents.
    • When needed, refer or recommend additional off-campus services.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Effective and precise written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to easily connect with people and constructively discuss various problems and issues.
    • Ability to discern and prioritize student needs.
    • Proven ability to provide safe and effective counseling to a college demographic.

    Salary and Benefits:

    The Campus Counselor is a 10-month, full time position (June and July off) working Monday through Friday.   Missouri Valley College offers a competitive benefits package  including medical and life insurance (shared cost with the college), retirement, optional 403k, and educational benefits.


    A letter of application, resume, and names and contacts of three professional references should be submitted by e-mail attachment to  The search will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

  • 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 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 underrepresented groups. 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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