Employment Opportunities at Northwest



INSTRUCTIONS: copy and complete the application; attach a resume; have two letters of recommendation written and have official transcripts sent to the address on the back of the application. You may call 662-562-3211 with questions.

Affirmative Action 
Northwest Mississippi Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, gender identity, age, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in all its programs and activities. Northwest Mississippi Community College prohibits sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. The following have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Disability Support Services Coordinator, Tate Hall, P.O. Box 5555, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3309, e-mail address gbeard@northwestms.edu; Title II of the Age Discrimination Act: Vice President for Finance and Administration, James P. McCormick Administration Building, P.O. Box 7017, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3216, e-mail address jhorton@northwestms.edu; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972/Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Vice President for Student Services, Tate Hall, P.O. Box 7010, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3997, e-mail address dsmith@northwestms.edu.

Safety Statement
The safety and security of students, faculty, and staff is very important to Northwest Mississippi Community College. A copy of the Annual Security Report, published annually by the Campus Police Department, details Northwest policies and procedures regarding campus safety. A copy of the report, which contains the annual crime statistics report, is available online in the current Northwest Bulletin (www.northwestms.edu/bulletin) or on the Northwest website (http://www.northwestms.edu/index.php/?page_id=989) and in printed form upon request from the Campus Police Office (662-562-3314).

Student Support Services Coordinator - Deadline for Application: June 20, 2019

POSITION: Student Support Services Coordinator Northwest Mississippi Community College is seeking a Career and Technical Education Student Support Services Coordinator who will provide individual, group, or guided instruction/tutoring for all students needing extra help to be successful in their chosen program of study. Minimum Requirements:  Must possess a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Education with an endorsement in English, math, or reading and hold a standard five year educator’s license Preferred Qualities:  In addition to the minimum requirements, we prefer a master’s degree with 3-5 years of classroom teaching or administrative experience. Role and Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Supervision of Student Support Services Lab for academic and remedial practice, tutoring and disability testing
  • Work closely with disability coordinator to provide needed services for all special population students
  • Coordination and administering of admission testing and credential testing for CTE programs
  • Compliance and reporting for disability and disadvantaged CTE students
  • Assist with Annual District Summary Report
  • Assist in registration of all CTE students
  • Assist/refer students for all CTE services
  • Assist with recruiting/campus tours for all CTE programs
  • Serve on college committees as assigned
  • Contribute to the overall mission of the College by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned
To apply:  Submit a letter of interest, application, resume, and at least five references with full contact information, including email addresses (references will not be contacted without consent from applicants).  The letter of interest should address how your qualifications meet the minimum requirements and preferred qualities as well as your work experience related to the responsibilities of this position. POSTED:  May 21, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: June 20, 2019

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Nursing Instructor - Deadline for Application: June 13, 2019

POSITION:  Nursing Instructor QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have Masters of Science in Nursing. Currently licensed and in good standing as an RN in Mississippi. Must have at least two years of nursing experience preferably in area of instruction. Advanced Medical-Surgical and Mental Health Nursing experience preferred. RESPONSIBILITIES:  Instructor is responsible for both classroom and clinical instruction.  This includes but is not limited to classroom presentations, giving and grading examinations, advising students in academic choices, supervising clinical experiences, planning and participating in lab and simulation, and evaluating students using tools specific to nursing. POSTED: May 13, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: June 13, 2019

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Grant Writer/ Coordinator - Deadline for Application: Open until filled

POSITION:  Grant Writer/Coordinator QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree is required.  Knowledge of funding sources including foundations and federal, state, and local funding agencies and grant application procedures. Demonstrated success in writing and securing funds resulting from grant proposal. Strong writing, editing, proofreading skills. Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills. Proficient with MS Office, Word, Excel, and database management. Ability to multi-task under deadlines. Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as a team player. RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with college-wide employees and leadership regarding grant application and processes. Coordinate overall strategic efforts to obtain grant funds. Research, identify, and secure funding opportunities for programs in the College. Review request for application documents and grant guidelines. Prepare letters of intent, assist and coordinate writing, editing, and reviewing of grant proposal contents. Plan grant strategy, timeline, and oversee grant development. Prepare support documents and grant budget. Review and proofread grant proposals for contents, compliance, and errors. Upload and submit grant application to funding agency prior to deadline. Create templates of generic information, such as the college history, state and local demographics, mission statement, faculty, budget sheet, etc. Follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals. Maintain funded grant database and post-grant management. Writes reports to funding agency. Work as a grant liaison for college and funding agency. Write and coordinate institutional grants for college. Perform other duties as assigned. POSTED: April 3, 2019  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled

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Cosmetology Instructor (2 positions) - Deadline for Application: June 3, 2019

POSITION: Cosmetology Instructor (2 positions) Northwest Mississippi Community College seeks two (2) full-time instructors to lead our Cosmetology program on the Senatobia Campus to excellence by providing modern instruction, high State Board of Cosmetology licensure pass rates, professional environment, and a solid reputation in our communities for quality instruction and highly qualified and desired graduates for employment. Minimum Requirements:  Must possess a current cosmetology license from the State of Mississippi and be a licensed Cosmetology Instructor in the state of Mississippi with two (2) years of successful experience in a salon as a cosmetologist. Preferred Qualities:  Demonstrated growth through four (4) years of experience in a successful salon.  Prior teaching experience desired.  Demonstrated professional demeanor, positive contributions to a team, and desire for continuous improvement. Responsibilities (not limited to):

  1. Continually ensure that all requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology are met.
  2. Maintain a professional demeanor with all students, clientele, coworkers, and community members.
  3. Provide excellent classroom and lab instruction in modern salon practices through positive and inspiring learning experiences for all students using a variety of teaching methods and making every learning situation relevant to career preparation.
  4. Prepare detailed lesson plans, job sheets, and laboratory demonstrations for all units of instruction.
  5. Recommend changes in the curriculum to maintain a current program.
  6. Monitor the progress for each student in the program.
  7. Work as a teammate with co-instructors.
  8. Update and continually improve your own teaching techniques and cosmetology skills.
  9. Adhere to compliance regulations for all Federal and State guidelines related to professional licensing qualifications.
  10. Teach the depth and scope of the class materials as outlined in the syllabus and catalog and relate the instructions to careers and employer expectations.
  11. Prepare and grade examinations based upon course objectives, publish lesson schedule, and return all assignments in a timely manner.
  12. Implement evaluation for outcomes assessment and achieve established results while maintaining college standards of student satisfaction.
  13. Work creatively in all classes, encourage students, and maintain satisfactory retention.
  14. Begin and end each class at the designated times, providing a full period of instruction.
  15. Accurately maintain attendance records in accordance with the Attendance Policy, submit class roster daily, maintain a separate record of attendance and grades that is clearly labeled and turned in at the end of the term.
  16. Accurately maintain all report required by NWCC, MCCB, and MS Board of Cosmetology
  17. Attend faculty meetings, in-service meetings, and other college events as required by the College.
  18. Participate with the cosmetology class in extracurricular activities, such as campus and community events.
  19. Supervise all laboratory experience.
  20. Maintain a clean and safe laboratory environment.
  21. Maintain proper inventory of all equipment and tools assigned to the program.
  22. Maintain an active advisory committee which meets twice a year, minimally.
  23. Visit industry to develop a good rapport with potential employees.
  24. Take an active role in the advisement and counseling of students.
  25. Assist students to find employment in an occupation related to training.
  26. Fulfill the requirements of career license certification by attending specified classes and workshops.
  27. Serve on various faculty committees.
  28. Contribute to the overall mission of the College by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
To apply:  Submit a letter of interest, application, resume and at least five references with full contact information, including email addresses (references will not be contacted without consent from applicants).  The letter of interest should address how your qualifications meet the minimum requirements and preferred qualities. POSTED:  May 2, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: June 3, 2019  STARTING DATE:  July 1, 2019

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Counselor - Student Development Center - Deadline for Application: June 3, 2019

POSITION:  Counselor - Student Development Center QUALIFICATIONS: Masters Degree in Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, 3 or more years of counseling experience in a clinical setting.  RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties and responsibilities include: Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff/Vice President for Student Services and the Director of the Student Development Center. The Counselor is responsible for providing services to students that will assist them in reaching their educational, personal and career goals. Specific duties include:

  1. Provide personal counseling to students
  1. Conduct workshops on topics of interest for students, faculty and
  1. Assist with administering the Residual ACT test and academic placement
  1. Provide crisis intervention and coordinate referrals to community
  1. Perform related duties assigned.

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Adjunct Criminal Justice Instructor – Desoto Campus – Evening School - Deadline for Application: May 25, 2019

POSITION:  Adjunct Criminal Justice Instructor – Desoto Campus – Evening School QUALIFICATIONS:   Master’s Degree with 18 hours in Criminal Justice. RESPONSIBILITIES:  Will teach courses in Criminal Justice. Perform the duties and functions of an instructor as they pertain to the teaching of courses. POSTED:  April 25, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  May 25, 2019 STARTING DATE:  Fall 2019

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Coaching and Professional Development Specialist (Grant funded position) - Deadline for Application: May 25, 2019

POSITION:  Coaching and Professional Development Specialist (Grant funded position) QUALIFICATIONS:  A Bachelor’s Degree (master’s preferred) from a regionally accredited college or university and three years related work experience in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.  Demonstrated experience in applying technology in creative and relevant ways to improve participant learning.  Knowledge of current best practices in teaching and learning. Ability to work independently, but possess the interpersonal skills necessary to work with teams of various college personnel and other internal or external constituencies to build strong and collaborative relationships.  Advanced organizational skills, including a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.  Incumbent must be able to work well under pressure, prioritize and plan work activities in order to meet multiple deadlines, manage time effectively, and work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals. Willingness to work nights and weekends, as necessary, to ensure continuous service delivery to our customers (students, faculty, and colleges). Effective oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. RESPONSIBILITIES:     The Coaching and Professional Development Specialist is a full-time position responsible for developing and providing state-of-the-art training and professional development for Early Childhood Academy staff, child care providers, parents, and children.   The Coaching and Professional Development Specialist reports directly to the Vice President of Workforce Solutions and Career-Technical Education with oversight from the Mississippi Community College Board.  The incumbent will collaborate with child care providers to provide technical assistance and services to support continuous improvement to transition to comprehensive centers.  The incumbent must be self-motivated and must exercise sound, independent judgment in a dynamic environment with conflicting priorities requiring a high degree of teamwork, flexibility, discretion, diplomacy, and tact. Examples of Work: The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the various tasks performed by the incumbent in this position. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive; they are representative of the general functions of this position.

  1. Incorporate research-based teaching and learning theory in the development of all training and professional development activities.
  2. Develop the Best Practices training program for child care providers to improve skills related to improving student learning, leadership, instructional technology, and safety.
  3. Develop and maintain relevant training resources and materials that support staff, child care providers, parents, and children.
  4. Provide technical assistance, in individualized settings, small groups, and via the web.
  5. Track, report, and maintain records of participation, satisfaction, and other measurements to ensure continuous improvement of programs and services.
  6. Collaborate with area child care providers to ensure children receive high quality educational experiences.
  7. Travel throughout area to provide feedback and support to child care providers regarding classroom performance.
  8. Communicates regularly with the Director of Early Childhood Academy to provide updates and to evaluate program goals and objectives.
  9. Provide regular reports and assistance to childcare providers transitioning to comprehensive center status.
  10. Collaborate with the Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Department of Human Services, and other constituents to assist child care providers with meetings and advancing throughout levels of accreditation standards.
  11. Other duties as assigned by the district dean for career, technical and workforce education and Mississippi Community College Board.
  POSTED: April 25, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  May 25, 2019

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Staff Accountant - Deadline for Application: Open until filled

POSITION:  Staff Accountant  QUALIFICATIONS:  The Staff Accountant is an entry-level position responsible for assisting the business office department in creating accurate and timely financial records for the college.  Bachelor's degree in accounting required. RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Prepare accounting records, including financial statements and other financial reports, to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standards defined within the department.
  • Maintain financial reports, records, and general ledgers; prepare and analyze budgets.
  • Establish records of accounts and input entries into to proper accounts.
  • Document and ensure proper keeping of financial records, making use of current technologies.
  • Perform general bookkeeping and other duties as assigned.
POSTED: April 3, 2019  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled

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Adjunct Economics Instructor – Evening Classes - DeSoto Campus - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined

POSITION:  Adjunct Economics Instructor – Evening Classes QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree in Economics or Masters Degree in another area with 18 graduate hours of Economics required; college teaching experience in Economics preferred. RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach classes in Macro- and Micro-Economics courses as assigned; assume other academic duties as assigned. POSTED:  February 13, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: To Be Determined STARTING DATE:  Summer 2019

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Adjunct Math Instructor – Desoto Campus- Evening School - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined

POSITION:  Adjunct Math Instructor – Desoto Campus- Evening School  QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree in Mathematics, MS or MA required.  RESPONSIBILITIES:  To instruct mathematics courses, ranging from remedial mathematics through calculus; to advise students in the related disciplines; to monitor changes in collegiate math education; and to perform other academic duties as assigned. POSTED:  March 19, 2019  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: To Be Determined STARTING DATE:  Summer 2019

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Landscape Laborer – Seasonal Part Time - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined

POSITION:  Landscape Laborer – Seasonal Part Time QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, continuously walk, stand, bend, squat, and sit
  • Must be able to work in conditions of high pollen, dust, or any other natural outdoor air quality
  • Experience and working knowledge with weed eaters, blowers, lawn clean-up equipment
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred
  1. Weed eating, mowing, and blowing of all lawn areas
  2. Work on seasonal lawn projects including sod installation, bed weeding, mulching, digging, planting, campus wide clean up, drainage projects, and winter prep for turf.
  3. Work conditions are outside in all seasonal weather conditions.
  4. Maintain a professional work environment, abiding by NWCC rules and policies.
  5. Participate in daily crew meetings.  Attend safety meetings.
  6. Respond to inclement weather events, possibly at times when campus is closed.
  7. Any and all other duties in the areas of the physical plant construction, maintenance, grounds, etc. as assigned by the Grounds and Landscaping Supervisor, Assistant Director, and/ or Director of the Physical Plant.
POSTED:  May 21, 2018 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  To Be Determined STARTING DATE:  Immediate

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