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).

Communications Specialist - Deadline for Application: 11/11/2019

Job Title:  Communications Specialist  The Communications Specialist assists the Director of Communications in the strategic communications and marketing of the college through a comprehensive effort.  This effort includes creation and distribution of various internal and external communications, providing accurate information through college publications and serving as head writer, photographer and liaison between the college and the news media. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing a weekly e-newsletter to be distributed internally to college employees in an effort to improve campus communications;
  • Developing and implementing various other internal and external communications;
  • Publicizing and promoting the college through utilization of all news media as well as Merit software system;
  • Updating the news desk section of the college’s website;
  • Serving as the principle writer for the department;
  • Work with internal departments of the college in producing publications and digital communications;
  • Serving as a news and events photographer and working with internal customers in taking photos for news releases and for brochures and publications as needed;
  • Assisting with management of the college’s social media accounts and contributing posts as needed;
  • Serving as a consultant to the student yearbook and working with students and the adviser in producing this publication;
  • Performing other related duties as requested by the Director of Strategic Communications and/or the Chief of Staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Journalism or Integrated Marketing Communications major preferred.
  • Must have worked in a college or corporate public relations/publications environment.
  • Must be able to use Macintosh computers and be proficient in use of software that includes: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word and QuarkXPress. Experience in Merit media distribution software and/or web CRM a plus.
  • Must be proficient in the use of AP style and in journalistic writing, form and rules. One writing sample is required with application; additional samples of various writing styles (news writing, feature writing) will be required at interview.
  • Must have layout and design skills and provide samples of work at interview. Experience in designing graphics for use on digital platforms a plus.
  • Must have photography skills and provide samples of work at interview.
  • Must have experience in the management of various social media channels.
  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to gather, process, organize and compile various types of information for use in newsletters, news releases and college publications.
  • Must be able to multi-task and complete projects on a deadline. The successful candidate will have experience working with the public and will demonstrate excellent verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Must be willing to occasionally work after hours to cover college events (Homecoming, Fine Arts events, receptions, etc.)
Salary:              To be determined, based upon qualifications and experience Posted:              10/11/2019 Deadline for Application:   11/11/2019

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E-Learning Proctor/ Evening Help Desk Attendant - Deadline for Application: Open until filled

**Emergency Posting** Job Title:    E-Learning Proctor/ Evening Help Desk Attendant   Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Schedule rooms for instructor use.
  • Check in/out examinees as they enter the testing environment.
  • Authenticate identification of examinees.
  • Troubleshoot minor computer concerns and assist students and instructors in open computer labs as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with examinees, faculty, and staff.
  • Communicate with technical support personnel and test providers as necessary to investigate and resolve technical issues.
  • Provide information to other proctor(s) regarding changes, complexities, or irregularities.
  • Convey any testing irregularities to instructors, or other appropriate personnel.
  • Communicate with the Distance Learning Coordinator regarding concerns about possible scheduling conflicts, test availability, future needs, equipment, supplies, and potential problems to perform requests from instructors or individuals asking for proctored services.
  • Provide telephone support for students, faculty and staff to assist them with software and network related problems.
  • Assist with various eLearning office related tasks including registration and withdrawals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the appropriate authority.
  • Provide assistant for passwords to students when needed.
  • Assist with No Shows by calling students from the list
  • Maintain proctor scheduling software. Ex(Smarter Proctoring and Register Blast)
  • Assisting with providing testing information for Dual Enrollment proctored exams.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and various office machines such as scanner, copier, and facsimile.
  • Be familiar with
  1. a)         Microsoft Windows Office 10
  2. b)         Instructor Canvas LMS
  3. c)         Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox Browsers
  4. d)         Microsoft Outlook/Exchange for email
  • Fundamental knowledge of Windows applications, the Internet and web browsers.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to multitask and to be adaptable.
  • Ability to organize materials and schedules.
  • Ability to meet and interact with examinees in a tactful and courteous manner while enforcing examination rules and procedures.
  • Ability to learn and implement detailed procedures.
  • Knowledge of Apple products very helpful.
Required Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred; experience in test administration is preferred; considerable computer skills are required; effective communication and organizational skills are necessary. Hours:  M-TH 12:30 – 9:00 during regular semesters, F 8:00-4:30 with regular hours in between semesters. Flexible during testing high volume times. Posted:  October 11, 2019 Deadline for Application:  Open until filled

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Food Service Staff – PM Shift - Deadline for Application: October 16, 2019

POSITION: Food Service Staff – PM Shift  QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to perform tasks that may require stretching, reaching above head, and shoulders
  • Must be able to properly lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to perform tasks related to food preparation, kitchen sanitation, and simple maintenance
  • A high school diploma or equivalency preferred
  • Two years food services experience preferred
  • Ideal candidate should have a positive attitude, be productive with minimal supervision, and have a good attendance record.
  • Must wear dark slacks and slip resistant shoes
  1. Must be vigilant in cleaning and organizing your assigned area.
  2. Maintain sanitary conditions in food preparation and food serving areas.
  3. Empty and clean trash containers, dispose of food and trash in a sanitary manner.
  4. Sweep and mop kitchen, serving, and dining areas.
  5. Duties within our department may change based on the need of the department. Duties may include but are not limited to:
  6. Cashier services
  7. Food preparation
  8. Dining area upkeep
  9. Dish washing and custodial care
  10. Maintain a professional work environment, and abide by NWCC rules and policies.
  11. Any and all other duties in the areas of the Food Service as assigned by the Management staff.
POSTED:  October 7, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  October 16, 2019

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Campus Police Officer - Deadline for Application: Open until filled

POSITION:  Campus Police Officer SUMMARY As a part of an assigned team, Campus Police Officers provide campus safety and law enforcement services to the College community. The individual provides a wide range of services, including both traditional and non-traditional police services. Officers are required to participate in crime prevention and community-oriented public safety programming. The successful candidate must project a positive image. Individuals enforce College regulations, local ordinances, and state laws. The individual is a first responder to incidents, accidents, and other emergency situations, and is responsible for conducting initial and follow-up investigations into significant and criminal incidents. The individual will work under the direction of an assigned officer. Overtime is mandatory. This is an entry level, sworn campus police position. RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Patrol assigned posts or areas either on foot, bike, or in a vehicle.
  2. Actively participate in crime prevention and community policing activities.
  3. Respond to routine and emergency calls for various types of service, many of which are unique to a campus environment and take action as necessary.
  4. Conduct security inspections of College facilities and areas, reporting conditions that present a hazard to the community.
  5. Direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic and enforce parking and traffic regulations and laws.
  6. Conduct investigations and submit reports of infractions of rules, code of conduct, and violations of state laws and local ordinances.
  7. Apprehend offenders, when appropriate.
  8. Testify in court and disciplinary proceedings, as required.
  9. Provide safety escorts and other general services, including locking and unlocking buildings and rooms, as well as unlocking vehicles.
  10. Work operational and special event overtime assignments.
  11. Assist local police agencies as need or directed.
  12. Other law enforcement and public safety related duties as assigned by the Chief of Police or his designee.
KNOWLEDGE Successful candidates will participate in various training and development programs to ensure she/he acquires the technical and professional knowledge and skills needed for success in the position. The individual must successfully complete these programs to continue employment. These programs include, but are not limited to, the following: certified police academy, field training and evaluation program, first aid/CPR certification, and others. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  1. High School diploma or equivalent; some college education preferred.
  2. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  3. Must have never been convicted of a felony or domestic violence.
  4. Must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation.
  5. Must have completed an accredited Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy, have completed an equivalent law enforcement training program approved by the Mississippi Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission, or be able to complete the basic Police Academy course.
  1. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work. Must be able to remain on feet for long periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, pull, push, climb, balance, walk, and run. Must be able to restrain, lift and/or carry adults of varying weights.
  2. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including firearms, automobile, office equipment, radio, telephone, etc.
  3. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures and loud noises.
  4. The work environment involves moderate exposure to hazards and physical risk to personal safety. The candidate must be physically fit and able to defend one’s self from attack or physical assault.
  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate must be able to work ALL shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts, as required: overtime is mandatory. POSTED:  September 24, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled

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Workforce Trainers Application Pool Only

Position Title: Workforce Trainers (Pool Only) Position Location: Pool Full or Part Time: Part Time (Adjunct)   Position Summary Information This announcement is to retain a pool of qualified applicants. Submission of an application and our acceptance thereof does not indicate that there are positions open, and in no way obligates Northwest Mississippi Community College. Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Workforce Solutions and Career-Technical Education Division is looking for a pool of part-time Workforce Trainer(s) to teach Forklift Operations classes on-site at various manufacturing and distribution centers throughout Desoto County.  The candidate should have extensive forklift operation experience and knowledge of OSHA General Industry Standards regarding safe operation (29 CFR 1910.178: Powered industrial trucks). Prefer candidates with OSHA 10-Hour or 30-Hour General Industry credential. The candidate should have either successfully completed a Forklift Train-the-Trainer course or be prepared to complete one prior to starting. The position is part-time, meaning training hours will vary throughout the year, and is contingent on project funding approval from the Mississippi Community College Board. Job responsibilities:

  • Provide quality, hands-on, equipment specific instruction for any/all of the following types:
    • Sit Down
    • Reach
    • Order Picker
    • Dock Stocker
    • Swing Reach
  • Maintain a clean and safe training environment
  • Ensure proper safety requirements are taught extensively and supervises all training experiences
  • Checks, maintains, and reports as required the accurate attendance and absences for each trainee
  • Develops and maintains the progress of each trainee in the program
  • Completes enrollment and follow-up reports
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Associate Dean of Workforce Solutions & Manufacturing Programs
For more information please contact:

Contact Name: Jay Treadway

Contact Title: Olive Branch Campus Director/Workforce Solutions Coordinator

Contact Phone: 662-996-1927

Contact Email: jtreadway@northwestms.edu

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CUSTODIAN, FULL TIME - Deadline for Application: Open until filled


  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift and carry 30 pounds
  • Must be able to work from 4ft step ladder, continuously walk, climb stairs, stand, bend, and squat
  • Must be able to perform limited high work requiring stretching and reaching above head and shoulders
  • Minimum 1 year experience and working knowledge with janitorial equipment and supplies
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred
  1. Efficiently perform basic housekeeping duties, including but not limited to:
    1. Sweep and mop floors
    2. Vacuums carpet and upholstery
    3. Dust and polish furniture, shelving, etc.
    4. Empty and clean trash containers, dispose of trash in a sanitary manner
    5. Clean, sanitize, and restock bathroom facilities
    6. Clean kitchen/ breakroom areas
    7. Wipes down glass surfaces.
    8. Clean entry doors and all windows inside and outside.
    9. Dry clean building porches and entrances.
    10. All other duties as assigned.
  2. Respond to calls for custodial problems, such as spills, special needs, etc.
  3. Appropriately use and dispense janitorial chemicals as needed
  4. Contribute to overall custodial team efforts in a professional manner.  Position is customer focused and requires verbal communication.
  5. Maintain a professional work environment, abiding by NWCC rules and policies.
  6. Participate in daily team meetings.  Attend safety meetings.
  7. Available to respond to housekeeping needs during after hour emergencies and inclement weather events.
  8. Report directly to Assistant Supervisor and Supervisor of Custodial Services
  9. Any and all other duties as assigned by Assistant Supervisor/ Supervisor of Custodial Services and/ or Director or/ Assistant Director of Physical Plant
POSTED:  June 26, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Open until filled

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

POSITION:  Landscape Laborer –  Full time and 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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