Employment Opportunities


This following was posted on 10-5-2022:

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

College of the Ozarks seeks an assistant director of financial aid. This exciting position focuses on financial aid processing, software management, customer service, and student work supervision. The successful candidate enjoys challenges and strives for improvement in delivering services to students and their families. The person who fills this vital role will have the privilege of impacting student lives positively. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s is preferred. Desirable experience includes working with financial aid management systems (i.e., Jenzabar Financial Aid, PowerFaids, EdConnect, etc.), using information technology for productivity, and excellent customer service skills. Training is provided for those not experienced in financial aid software use.

The assistant director packages financial aid awards from federal, state, and institutional resources, communicates with cash accounts regarding award payments to student accounts and conducts file verification, auditing, resolution, and payment reporting to appropriate entities.

This position reports to the Director of Financial Aid-DFA (who reports to the VP of Patriotic Activities and Dean of Admissions). Duties include, but are not limited to, providing excellent customer service, assisting the DFA with system maintenance and resolution, scholarship selection and awarding, and occasional communication on behalf of the DFA. Assisting also includes critical opportunities such as helping students find financial resources available on campus to help meet their financial needs. The current director is a thirty-year veteran of the industry, providing excellent learning opportunities to those interested in pursuing a long-term career in financial aid.                                            

The assistant director also serves as a work supervisor for at least six student workers and must be able to interact and communicate with college students. Students participate in our work education program on campus in exchange for a tuition scholarship. Therefore, the work supervisor must set high expectations for student workers and ensure accountability while striking the appropriate balance of compassion and understanding their unique needs as college students. Supervision duties include maintaining a professional environment, work instruction and training, accountability, and scheduling student work.

The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission and its foundational pillars of Christian, academic, vocational, cultural, and patriotic growth. Additionally, the successful candidate should possess excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, outstanding organizational skills, and take an interest in the campus community and College activities. An individual who enjoys a fast-paced environment and adaptability to unique situations is ideal. Maintaining a positive and professional atmosphere is vital.

In addition to the programs previously mentioned, the office uses Jenzabar, Perceptive Content imaging software, Blackbaud Scholarship Management, and the Microsoft Office suite.

This is a full-time position with benefits and requires a background check. Please submit a resume and application for employment to Vicki Wrosch in the Business Office, College of the Ozarks, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726, or via e-mail to hr@cofo.edu. The College will consider applications and resumes until the position is filled. The start date is immediate (some flexibility considered).

This following was posted on 9-16-2022:

Faculty Position in Physics and Mathematics

College of the Ozarks invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in physics and mathematics. Our student-focused undergraduate institution values self-motivated, versatile faculty with strong teaching skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively with other faculty members.

The successful candidate will embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission, demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence, desire to serve as a mentor and positive role model, and pursue integration of the academic discipline and Christian faith. Teaching responsibilities will include the physics sequence (including lab), a general education physical science course, mathematics courses, and other courses (e.g., astronomy) as desired.

Non-teaching responsibilities include working with other faculty to maintain laboratory equipment, advising students, participating in semiannual faculty workshops, serving on campus committees, and attending monthly division meetings.

Prior to appointment, the candidate should hold either an M.S. (or higher) in physics. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Ph.D. in physics and have undergraduate teaching experience in physics and mathematics.

College of the Ozarks is a small (1,500 students), liberal arts, work-study college with a commitment to evangelical Christian faith and service, located in southwest Missouri near Branson (www.cofo.edu). Class sizes are small, generally 15-30 students in STEM courses. There is a strong sense of community among faculty, staff, and students not found at many institutions.

Send letter of application, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (including one from your pastor) to Dr. Eric Bolger, Dean of the College, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726, or email hitchcock@cofo.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  The preferred start date is August 14, 2023.

This following was posted on 9-13-2022:

Criminal Justice Faculty Position

College of the Ozarks invites applications for a full-time faculty position in its criminal justice department. A master’s degree in criminal justice or related field is required. An earned doctorate is preferred. Experience in law enforcement is required. Responsibilities include teaching courses in criminal justice, academic advising, academic assessment, assisting with physical training, and supervising student workers. The ability to teach introductory political science courses is a plus.

The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission and demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduate students, a commitment to serving as a mentor and positive role model, and an interest in the relationship of criminal justice and Christian faith. College of the Ozarks is a small (1,500 students), liberal arts, work-study college with a commitment to evangelical Christian faith and service, located in southwest Missouri, near Branson (www.cofo.edu). Send letter of application, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (including one from your pastor) to: Dr. Eric Bolger, Dean of the College, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726, at hitchcock@cofo.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This following was posted on 8-26-2022:

Applied Nutrition

College of the Ozarks invites applications for a full-time faculty position in applied nutrition. Starting date is August 2023; rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Master’s degree in applied nutrition, dietetics, or related area required; doctorate preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in nutrition and foods. Prior college or university teaching experience is preferred. The successful applicant will primarily be evaluated on teaching and advising; however, other forms of scholarship as well as service to the college and community are actively encouraged and supported.

The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission and demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduate students, a commitment to serving as a mentor and positive role model, and an interest in the relationship of applied nutrition and Christian faith.  College of the Ozarks is a small (1,500 students), liberal arts, work-study college with a commitment to evangelical Christian faith and service located in southwest Missouri near Branson (www.cofo.edu).  Send letter of application, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (including one from your pastor) to: Dr. Eric Bolger, Dean of the College, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726, or email hitchcock@cofo.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This following was posted on 8-8-2022:

The Keeter Center – Catering Supervisor  

The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks is a hotel, restaurant and conference center that has an excellent opportunity for a hospitality professional. The ideal candidate for this position is one who can lead with a passion for excellent service and staff development. The successful candidate will also provide strategic leadership expertise that ensures the effective and efficient operations of the business while improving on the current model, and in doing so, helps the operation thrive in the work education program at the college.   

The right person will have a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of banquet operations. This position will be accountable for leading all day-to-day activities related to a full-service banquet operation.  Two years of successful event and banquet management required.   

The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission and five-fold vision and demonstrate a commitment to service. Other important qualities necessary for this position include strong organizational skills, attention to detail, as well as the ability to communicate effectively across the spectrum of current communication media. This is a full-time position with paid benefits and requires a background check.  Please submit a resume and application for employment to Vicki Wrosch in the Business Office, College of the Ozarks, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726 or via e-mail hr@cofo.edu. Applications and resumes will be considered until the position is filled.    

This following was posted on 8-8-2022:

Keeter Center – Kitchen Supervisor

The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks is currently hiring for the position of Kitchen Supervisor. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a high volume kitchen with a solid background of supervisory skills. Key skill requirements are to lead a staff of 15 students and teach basic food preparation techniques and kitchen sanitation. Preferred qualifications include good communication skills, a positive attitude, an eye for detail, and relate well with the Academic, Vocational, Christian, Cultural, and Patriotic mission of the College. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Functional, hands-on management of meal services
  • Ensuring a positive guest experience
  • Engaging with and taking an active part in the professional development of student workers
  • Demonstrating and upholding the standards of The Keeter Center and the goals and mission of College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a small (1500 students) liberal arts, work-study college with a commitment to Christian faith and service with employment benefits that include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance
  • 403b retirement savings plan
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation each year

Please submit applications/resumes’ to Vicki Wrosch in the Business Office, College of the Ozarks, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, Missouri 65726 or e-mail hr@cofo.edu

This following was posted on 8-8-2022:

Keeter Center – Lodge Manager

The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks is a hotel, restaurant and conference center that has an excellent opportunity for a hospitality professional. The ideal candidate for this position is one who can lead with a passion for excellent service and staff development. Previous hotel management experience of five years required.  The successful candidate will also provide strategic leadership expertise that ensures the effective and efficient operations of the business while improving on the current model, and in doing so, helps the operation thrive in the Work Education program at the college. 

The right person will have a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of hotel-resort operations. The Lodge Manager will be responsible for the front desk, reservations, guest services, housekeeping, gift shop, inspections, and scheduling. The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission and five-fold goals and demonstrate a commitment to service.

College of the Ozarks is a small (1500 students) liberal arts, work-study college with a commitment to Christian faith and service with employment benefits that include: 

  • Competitive salary 
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance 
  • 403b retirement savings plan 
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation each year 

Please submit applications/resumes to Vicki Wrosch in the Business Office, College of the Ozarks, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, Missouri 65726 or e-mail hr@cofo.edu.  

This following was posted on 7-19-2022:

Public Safety Officer Position

The College of the Ozarks is looking for a public safety staff officer.  The general duties of the staff officers include general patrol of the campus, building security (locking and unlocking facilities on a set schedule), regulating access to the campus through the front gates, directing traffic, and parking cars for special events. The public safety department provides 24/7 coverage, which often requires working, holidays, and varied shifts. The successful applicant should be Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Law Enforcement certified, possess knowledge of public safety and security standards and regulations, as well as demonstrate strong qualities that will represent the five-fold mission of the College through Academic, Vocational, Christian, Cultural, and Patriotic Missions.  This position is full-time with benefits. Please submit a resume/application to Vicki Wrosch in the Business Office or Mail to Vicki Wrosch, College of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726, or email hr@cofo.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This following was posted on 6-28-2022:

Faculty Position in Physics

College of the Ozarks invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in physics. This position requires a self-motivated, versatile individual with strong classroom teaching skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively with other faculty members.  The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission, demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduate students, commit to serving as a mentor and positive role model, and pursue integration of the academic discipline and Christian faith. 

Teaching responsibilities will include the physics sequence (including lab), a general education physical science course, and other courses (e.g., astronomy) as desired.

Non-teaching responsibilities include working with other faculty to maintain laboratory equipment.  Additionally, the successful candidate will advise students, participate in semiannual faculty workshops, serve on campus committees, and attend monthly division meetings. Prior to appointment, the candidate should hold an M.S. (or higher) in physics. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Ph.D. in physics and undergraduate teaching experience.

College of the Ozarks is a small (1,500 students), liberal arts, work-study college with a commitment to evangelical Christian faith and service, located in southwest Missouri near Branson (www.cofo.edu). 

Send letter of application, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (including one from your pastor) to Dr. Eric Bolger, Dean of the College, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726, or email hitchcock@cofo.edu.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

 

 

This following was posted on 6-28-2022:

Adjunct Faculty in Biology/Chemistry/Computer Science/Physics

College of the Ozarks invites applicants for part-time faculty member positions in the sciences, starting August 2022. 

 

College of the Ozarks is committed to hiring faculty members who embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission, pursue excellence in teaching undergraduate students, commit to serving as a mentor and positive role model, and seek integration of their academic discipline and Christian faith.  Faculty are expected to be self-motivated and versatile with strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff.

Primary responsibilities for this position are developing and teaching undergraduate science courses based on the candidate’s credentials and expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with credentials in biology, chemistry, computer science, or physics.

Candidates should hold an M.S. in computer science or the basic sciences. A Ph.D. is preferred, as is undergraduate teaching experience.

College of the Ozarks is a small (1,500 students), liberal arts focused, work-study college with a commitment to evangelical Christian faith and service, located in southwest Missouri near Branson (www.cofo.edu). 

Send letter of application and CV to Dr. Eric Bolger, Dean of the College, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726, or email hitchcock@cofo.edu.  Review of applications begins immediately, with placement dependent upon credentials and current course needs.