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The following was posted on 4/1/2024:

Admissions Representative

College of the Ozarks invites applications for a full-time (ten-month) admissions representative. Responsibilities include but are not limited to representing the College at college fairs and high school visits (overnight travel required), interviewing prospective students, assisting with coordinating and planning annual recruiting events, and potentially assisting with admissions office social media accounts. August 1-May 31; the starting date is August 1, 2024. A bachelor’s degree is required.

The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission and vision. Other essential qualities for this position include strong organizational, writing, and communication skills. The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel and enjoy marketing and creativity. The admissions representative serves prospective students by helping them navigate the application process and high school counselors by sharing information about the College.

Admissions representatives report to the Director of Admissions Operations and are part of an exciting team of professionals dedicated to serving students. This position is an excellent vocation for someone interested in pursuing a higher education career.

A background check is required. Please submit your resume to Vicki Wrosch in the Business Office at College of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726, or hr@cofo.edu. Please also submit an employment application, available at Employment Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



The following was posted on 3/19/2024:

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 2 years’ experience in a high-volume kitchen with a solid background in supervisory skills. A passion for food and extensive knowledge of kitchen operations including food preparation in a classical kitchen, inventory management, staff supervision, and health and safety leadership skills are necessary.

  • 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
  • Working as a team 
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive attitude

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.  



The following was posted on 3/19/2024:

Keeter Center – Guest Services 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. Previous hotel management experience of two 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 Guest Services Supervisor 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 vision and also demonstrate a commitment to service. Other important qualities necessary for this position include:

  • Functional, hands-on management
  • Attention to details
  • Strong organizational skills
  • 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.  



The following was posted on 3/19/2024:

Keeter Center – Restaurant Supervisor  

The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks is currently hiring for the position of Restaurant Supervisor.  A successful candidate for this position demonstrates thorough knowledge of Restaurant management practices and a strong desire to help develop a very fast-paced and detail-oriented team.  Previous restaurant management experience of two years required.  We are seeking candidates that are capable of hands-on-management and overseeing the daily operations of the restaurant, bakery, creamery and room service. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Functional, hands-on management of meal services
  • Financial management with associated reports
  • 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.  



The following was posted on 3/8/2024:

Agriculture Education Faculty with an emphasis in Agriculture Business or Animal Science

The agriculture department at the College of the Ozarks is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Agriculture Education/ Agriculture Business or Animal Science with responsibilities that include teaching in these subject areas, working with secondary education institutions, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and advising in the subject area of agriculture education.

An ideal candidate will be a talented, enthusiastic individual who will enhance our agriculture education instruction program by providing primary instruction in agriculture education, and leadership for courses related to agriculture education and preparing future agriculture teachers, advising undergraduate students, supervising agriculture education teaching candidates and student teachers. This candidate must also be willing to teach classes in either animal science or agriculture business.

This position requires an earned M.S. in Agriculture Education with an emphasis in either Animal Science or Agriculture Business, with a Ph.D. preferred. The ideal starting date for this position is spring 2025 or fall 2025.

Successful candidates 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 agriculture and Christian faith. College of the Ozarks is a small (1,400 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, official 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.



The following was posted on 2/22/2024:

Agriculture Faculty Animal Science or Agriculture Business 

The agriculture department at the College of the Ozarks is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Agriculture, with responsibilities that include teaching and advising in the subject area of animal science or agriculture business/economics.     

The ideal candidate will have a broad background in animal science or agriculture business, the capacity to effectively teach a variety of courses, a strong commitment to mentoring students, demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues, and experience in production agriculture. 

Potential teaching responsibilities in animal science could include animal nutrition, management of livestock production, genetics, animal breeding and reproductive physiology, and livestock evaluation. 

Potential teaching responsibilities in agriculture business could include courses in agriculture marketing, general farm management, financing, agriculture risk, US agriculture policy and additional classes that align with the expertise of the applicant. 

In addition to teaching and advising duties, and depending on interest, the successful candidate may be expected to oversee some animal research projects on the College’s livestock farms. This position requires an earned M.S. in Animal Science or Agriculture Business, with a Ph.D. preferred. The ideal starting date for this position is fall 2024 or spring 2025.   

Successful candidates 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 agriculture and Christian faith. College of the Ozarks is a small (1,400 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, official 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.



The following was posted on 2-12-2024:

Adjunct Faculty in Agriculture/Biology/Chemistry/Computer Science/Physics

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

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 agriculture, biology, chemistry, computer science, or physics.

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

College of the Ozarks is a small (1,450 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 a 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.



The following was posted on 2-9-2024:

Full-time Nursing Faculty and Part-time (clinical adjunct) Nursing Faculty

Starting date is August 2024. The mission of the Department of Nursing is to present a Christ-centered, Biblically-based, character-driven nursing education program while preparing qualified individuals for a spiritual role as a professional nurse providing service to Christ and humankind.

Full-time position requires eligibility for RN licensure in Missouri, a master’s degree in nursing (doctorate degree preferred), a minimum of two years teaching experience (BSN teaching preferred), a minimum of five years RN experience, demonstrated clinical expertise in fundamentals and medical-surgical nursing. C.N.E. or specialty certification preferred. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position requires a commitment to teaching excellence in classroom, simulation, and hospital-based clinical settings with the ability to serve as a mentor and positive role model for students. The full-time position may lead to a multi-year letter of appointment.

Adjunct positions are needed for hospital-based clinical in the Branson/Springfield area, which require RN licensure in Missouri, a master’s degree in nursing, a minimum of five years RN experience, and demonstrated clinical expertise in fundamentals and medical-surgical nursing. 

College of the Ozarks is a small (1,400 students) liberal arts, work-study college with a commitment to Christian faith and service located in southwest Missouri near Branson (www.cofo.edu/nursing). Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of recommendation (one from your pastor) to Dr. Eric Bolger, Dean of the College, P. O. Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726 or email: hitchcock@cofo.edu. The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission and five-fold vision and demonstrate a commitment to service. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



The following was posted on 1-9-2024:

Director of the Student Counseling Center

The College of the Ozarks invites applicants to fill the position of Director of the Student Counseling Center. The Director of Student Counseling provides counseling services for students, and clinical administration, direction, and leadership to the college’s Student Counseling Center. The position reports to the VP for Christian Ministries and works to ensure the scope and delivery of mental health services are aligned with student needs and the College’s Christian mission and vision. The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission and five-fold vision. 

Essential Job Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide clinical administration, direction, supervision, and case consultation for professional mental health therapists.
  • Manage departmental budget
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of and oversee consistent application of ethical, legal, and professional standards for the student counseling center --consistent with Missouri Professional Board`s statues and regulations and professional organization affiliation.
  • Maintain current and expected standards of practice used by college and university counseling centers.
  • Provide triage assessment (crisis interventions), intakes, and routine counseling services. Collaborate with community referral sources as needed.
  • Lead staff meetings and create training materials for staff.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to Clinical Counselors, and counseling intern staff.
  • Match therapists to students.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS – Required qualifications to effectively perform job. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

  • Graduate degree in counseling, psychology, social work or other related field.
  • 5+ years of related experience required.  Work in a college setting is a plus.
  • Missouri professional licensure required.
  • Experience in training and supervising graduate interns and provisional licensees as required by intern graduate programs and Missouri licensing board.
  • Supervision certification and continuing education upkeep in supervisory practices.
  • Thorough knowledge and application of ethics, laws, regulations governing mental health practices.
  • Personnel and clinical management skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changes readily.
  • Critically think through decision-making processes as required in emergencies or crisis events.
  • Creative thinking and innovation to handle demand for services and clinical direction.

College of the Ozarks offers:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Employer-paid medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance.
  • 403b retirement savings plan.
  • Paid vacation.

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



The following was posted on 1-3-2024:

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.



The following was posted on 11-16-2023:

Engineering Laboratory Director

College of the Ozarks invites applications for a full-time engineering laboratory director to manage the teaching laboratories and mentor students in the multi-disciplinary engineering program. The preferred starting date is no later than July 31, 2024. A bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology with two years of relevant experience is required. Ten years of experience that includes industry, laboratory director, management, and educational support roles is preferred. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position requires a self-motivated, problem-solving, versatile individual with strong organizational skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and community members. The successful candidate must embrace the College’s Christ-centered mission and demonstrate engineering excellence, a commitment to serving as a mentor and positive role model, and an interest in the relationship of engineering and Christian faith.

The laboratory director’s primary responsibility is ensuring the effectiveness and safety of the engineering program’s laboratories. The laboratory director will oversee equipment training programs as well as train and supervise student workers, work with the engineering faculty and student workers to maintain and operate the building and equipment, and manage the engineering department budget and purchasing activities.

College of the Ozarks is a small (1,400 students), liberal arts, work-study college with a commitment to evangelical Christian faith and service located in Southwest Missouri, near Branson (www.cofo.edu). The College is a Veteran-friendly employer. 

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 will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



The following was posted on 10-26-2023:

Biology Faculty Position

College of the Ozarks invites applications for a full-time teaching position in its biology department. The primary responsibilities for this position will include classroom and laboratory instruction for upper-level human physiology and general biology for majors. The successful candidate may also teach additional courses in immunology, embryology or other courses related to their field of expertise. Most biology majors are pre-professional students in health-related fields (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-PA, etc.) or students seeking admission to biology graduate programs. A Ph.D. in biology or a terminal degree in a related field is preferred. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; may lead to a multi-year letter of appointment.

Non-teaching responsibilities include maintaining laboratory equipment, advising students, supervising student workers in the biology department, participating in semiannual faculty workshops, serving on campus committees, and attending monthly division meetings.

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 biology and Christian faith.

College of the Ozarks is a small (1,400 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. The preferred start date is January 2024 or August 2024.