Employment at Crown College

Crown College is the Midwest regional college of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and holds to a strong evangelical Christian position. We believe that employment at Crown College is an opportunity for individuals to fulfill their personal callings in life, as well as to assist the College in fulfilling its mission to provide a biblically based education for Christian leadership in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church at large and the world.

If you are a graduate of Crown College or a current student, please visit our Career Development department for resources to assist you with career planning, interviewing strategies, and additional job opportunities.

Crown Employee Requirements

Crown College Employee Handbook

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Crown College Mission

The mission of Crown College is to provide a biblically based education for Christian leadership in The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church-at-large, and the world.

Crown College Statement of Faith

The mission of Crown College is to provide a biblically based education for Christian leadership in The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church-at-large, and the world.

  1. There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons.
  2. Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace.
  3. The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
  4. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.
  5. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God; he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.
  6. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.
  7. It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.
  8. Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.
  9. The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all of the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  10. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
  11. The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and pre-millennial. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth, which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.

Official Statement of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA)
In addition to the above, the following text indicates the C&MA and Crown College’s understanding and teaching position on certain points which could be subject to various interpretations. Crown College does not necessarily deny employment to persons merely for lack of firm personal conviction on any teaching position in these explanatory notes. However, the College does weigh carefully the understanding and personal convictions of employment applicants on these points as well as the nature of their prospective work assignments in determining their suitability for employment.

The Bible is clear in its teaching on the sanctity of life. Life begins at conception. We are opposed to the destruction of innocent life through abortion on demand.

Homosexual conduct is incompatible with Christian teaching and cannot be condoned. Therefore persons who engage in homosexual conduct and/or relationships may not be accepted for employment or continued employment.

Divorce and remarriage is permissible when one’s spouse (not oneself) has been guilty of adultery and restoration of the broken marriage vows has become impossible (Matthew 19:9). Divorce and remarriage is permissible when one’s spouse (not oneself) abandons the marriage (1 Corinthians 7:15). Divorce and remarriage is permissible if the parties made no profession of faith prior to or at the time of the divorce (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Approved PC, BOT 6/12, eff. 7/1/12

Crown College Community Covenant

Biblical Aspirations:
As a body of believers at Crown College, we commit to pursuing truth and learning to serve Christ together. We desire to be a community whose belief and behavior is inextricably intertwined in order that we might reflect the kingdom of God to the world.

29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’31The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31 NLT

Principles and Standards:
As a Christ-centered community of growing Christians who desire spiritual transformation and value academic excellence and a globally connected community, Crown College has chosen to adopt the following principles and standards that reinforce and support a biblical worldview and lifestyle. These guidelines are at the heart of who we are as a body of believers. Some of these principles and standards apply to believers in general, and others are particular to Crown College.

Authority of the Word of God – We believe that the Word of God is the inerrant revelation for Christian belief and behavior and is our ultimate authority. By following the Scriptures regarding lifestyle decisions, an individual may discover a life of holiness in relation to God and others.

10 Carefully determine what pleases the Lord.” Ephesians 5:10 NLT
The Lordship of Christ and the Spirit-filled Life – We believe that Jesus Christ desires a personal relationship with every individual and invites us to enter into life in Him through the power of the Holy Spirit. We recognize that apart from Christ we can do nothing, and as we surrender to Him, His love will flow through our lives. This personal relationship is fostered by individuals who open themselves to God by practicing various spiritual disciplines such as prayer, Bible study, fasting, discipleship, stewardship, accountability, service, fellowship, witnessing, and individual and corporate worship. When we experience God’s transforming power, we will develop personally and flourish as a community. This leads to a life which glorifies Jesus Christ, enriches the believer through the fruit of God’s Spirit, and radically impacts a lost world.

Christian Character and Maturity – We believe God calls us to develop a healthy lifestyle that balances the spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and intellectual dimensions of who we are. All of these areas are integral parts of the curricular and co-curricular experience at Crown College.
The Bible describes character qualities that should be present in the lives of believers. These include love, joy, kindness, peace, patience, humility, compassion, forgiveness, hospitality, integrity, self-control, generosity, care for the oppressed, commitment to justice, and the recognition of the rights and needs of others. We believe that these characteristics are fully developed only through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit.
The Word of God also identifies character qualities and actions that should not be present in the lives of believers such as abusive anger; malice; jealousy; lust; sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexuality; impure desires; prejudice based on race, sex, or socioeconomic status; greed; idolatry; slander; profanity; lying; drunkenness; thievery; and dishonesty. According to Scripture, these qualities are not acceptable for the Christian, and therefore, are unacceptable for members of the Crown College community. We need the transforming power of Christ for change to take place in these areas. The guiding principle for these choices comes from Philippians 4:8, “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Specific guidelines and standards of conduct are found in the Student and Employee Handbooks.

Conclusions About Community Life:
As such we commit to the principles and standards of the Community Covenant and the expectations outlined in the Student and Employee handbooks in order to maintain the spirit and health of the community. These principles and policies are binding for all who voluntarily choose to become part of the Crown College Community as representatives on the Board of Trustees, employees who minister and serve on behalf of Crown College, and undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Recognizing that we have an obligation to hold each other accountable to biblical standards and to the commitments we have made, appropriate action will be taken to teach, influence, reconcile, discipline, or even dismiss those who disregard these community expectations. If some find themselves unable to honor these commitments, withdrawal may be in order. We will strive to have all disciplinary procedures characterized by Christian love. This Community Covenant is subject to change only by action of the Board of Trustees.
Approved BOT 5/12, eff. 7/1/12

Faculty Positions

  • Adjunct, School of Online Studies and Graduate School

    The School of Online Studies and Graduate School seeks adjunct instructors to teach online in the following programs and courses:

    Graduate-level Courses

    Doctorate required.  These courses are primarily taught online.

    • No courses are available at this time.

    MBA Courses

    Doctorate required; preference given to individuals who also have an MBA.

    • International Finance

    To Apply

    Email cover letter and CV or resume to Fawn McCracken, Dean of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School mccrackenf@crown.edu.

    For more information, contact

    Fawn McCracken
    ean of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School

Administrative Positions

  • Director of Athletics

    Full Time, Start July 1, 2016

    The search for a Director of Athletics has been reopened. The primary function of the Director of Athletics is to oversee the management of the total intercollegiate athletic program at Crown College. This includes but is not limited to staff/coach hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff/coaches, facility and budget management, scheduling, public relations, policy development and enforcement, compliance with UMAC and NCAA regulations, and compliance with federal Title IX rules.  The Director is expected to develop and manage a program that fits the mission statement of Crown College. The Director of Athletics reports to the Provost/VP of Academic Affairs


    • The Director of Athletics supervises the following positions:
      • Coaches of various intercollegiate sports sanctioned by the College
      • Compliance Coordinator
      • Senior Woman Administrator
      • Assistant Athletic Directors
      • Sports Information Director
      • Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
      • Athletic Department Administrative Assistant
      • Certified Athletic Trainers
      • Graduate Assistants of various intercollegiate sports


    • The development and direction of all intercollegiate athletic programs in adherence to the mission of the College, the philosophy, recruitment of student-athletes, goals, and objectives of intercollegiate athletics
    • Evaluate on a regular basis all aspects of the intercollegiate athletic program and make recommendations for change where appropriate
    • The supervision of the coaching staff of all intercollegiate sports and all administrative staff within the Athletic Department
    • Coordinate day to day activities of athletic department in division and staff meetings, attending athletic contests, examining practice facility usage in order to develop a department that communicates well and runs well
    • Planning and operational responsibilities such as hiring, etc. by extensive selection process, individual orientations and mentoring in order to help provide a strong staff with unity and evidence of personal growth
    • Budget development and monitoring through developing the general budget and oversee the development and expenditure of individual sport budgets within the overall athletics budget in order to promote a fiscally responsible department
    • Communication of departmental functions/goals through regular meetings with various components of the campus impacted by the program to help all those involved with athletic department to understand why we do what we do
    • Policy development and monitor regulations by regular communication with staff after attending policy meetings etc. to make sure department is aware of rules and regulations governing participation
    • Ensure that the rules and regulations of NCAA Division III are enforced
    • Oversee record keeping relative to the NCAA and all required reporting to the NCAA, UMAC and other applicable organizations
    • Ensure that physical exams, insurance requirements, and eligibility requirements are in place for all student-athletes
    • Serve as an initial contact person for concerns/complaints as they relate to athletic programs
    • Maintain a strong and positive working relationships with the athletic staff and any on campus or off campus stakeholders
    • Oversee development of athletics facilities (indoor and outdoor) ensuring proper safety standards and well-being of student-athletes is adhered to, facilities meet NCAA and UMAC requirements
    • Coordinate with external relations including but not limited to oversight of athletics fundraising, athletics donor development, sponsorships, etc.
    • The development of school spirit, creating school pride, and increasing morale


    • Work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment with those inside and outside of the athletic department
    • Operate well in a busy environment where multiple activities may be occurring at one time
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken
    • Conduct selection processes for hiring department employees, supervise and evaluate the work of department employees
    • Create and control the department budget in a fiscally responsible manner
    • Ability to attend and represent the college at conference and national meetings
    • Ability to create and present policy proposals pertinent to the department, student athletes and the campus community
    • Understand of NCAA regulations, laws that apply to intercollegiate athletics and familiarity with Title IX regulations
    • Understanding of and implementation of marketing strategies to attract student athletes
    • Be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant


    • Master’s degree in Sports Management, Organizational Leadership, Business Administration or related field
    • 5+ years of administrative management and employee supervision
    • Successful coaching experience

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (in addition to the above minimum qualifications):

    •  Administrative management and employee supervision in a faith based higher education setting


    Email cover letter and resume to staffjobs@crown.edu

    Applicant materials will be accepted and reviewed through October 15, 2015.

Staff Positions

  • Operations Office Manager

    Full Time, 8:00 – 4:30, M-F, occasional evenings and weekends


    Acting as the central contact for the Finance & Operations department, the Operations Office Manager oversees daily functions of the office, acts as department receptionist and performs duties including but not limited to managing student, student athlete and liability insurance plans; purchasing office furniture; managing the Campus Store; coordinating leases and moves for on campus apartment buildings and providing administrative assistance for the VP/Finance & Operations. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize a diverse workload.


    •  Manage the student health, student athlete, liability and travel insurance policies
    • Coordinate and track purchase of office supplies and office furniture for all employees in accordance within purchasing policies and budget parameters
    • Track college stationery supplies, order as needed, create and print office signage as requested
    • Collaborate with Facility Manager Services (FMS), third party vendor, to track and pay invoices, make key requests, track use of campus fleet vehicles, request driver and prospective employee background checks and communicate results, collect parking fines
    • Administer business credit cards; order cards, monitor balances, resolve card use issues
    • Collaborate with Information Technology department to issue cellular telephones, pay invoices on plans. Monitor and Review security camera footage as needed
    • Manage the Campus Store, select and order inventory, hire and train student employees, create store displays, manage cash receipts, coordinate textbook purchases and buy back through third party vendor and order and distribute student graduation regalia
    • Coordinate student meal plan selection and exemption, process invoices for food service vendor, manage department house accounts
    • Manage the rental and move ins/outs of on campus apartments
    • Provide assistance to the VP/Finance & Operations: answering telephones, greeting guests, scheduling appointments, word processing, handling and responding to office mail
    • Participate in special department projects


    • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products
    • Well developed communication skills both written and oral
    • Ability to work with confidential information
    • Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment
    • Must be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant


    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Five (5) years office experience
    • 3 + years supervisory experience

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (in addition to the above minimum qualifications):

    • Bachelor’s degree (candidates without a bachelor’s degree and significant experience may be considered)
    • Office experience in a higher education setting
    • Experience using Jenzabar EX


    Email Cover Letter and Resume to staffjobs@crown.edu

    Selected candidates will be invited to complete an employment application

  • Copywriters (part-time independent contractors)

    Crown College is seeking an experienced and versatile Copywriters who possesses a deep understanding of the Christian market, a journalist style, and the ability to concept, develop, and produce original pieces for multiple audiences.  Products will include news and feature articles for print and web, marketing collateral, scripts for short videos, press releases, and social media posts. Copywriters will be hired as independent contractors and will be required to use their own tools and resources to complete projects.

    Ideal applicants will have:

    • Solid understanding of and experience in Christian higher education and its various constituencies.
    • Copywriting experience within an advertising agency, public relations firm, publishing company, or internal marketing/creative department.
    • Knowledge of digital content strategies, print publications, marketing principles, and the design process.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications with a flair for writing, editing and solid proofreading, spelling and grammar skills.
    • Ability to write to a wide variety of audiences including prospective students, parents, faculty, alumni, current students, donors, community groups, strategic partners, and others.
    • Ability to translate key messages into compelling, persuasive copy, varying style and tone depending on the audience, message and communication channel.
    • Broad knowledge of print, broadcast, electronic, and social media communication channels with demonstrated skills in writing and editing for each.
    • Familiarity with Associated Press and Chicago style guides.
    • Self-starter and multi-tasker able to coordinate a multiple projects concurrently with minimal guidance.


    Email a resume and portfolio of successful news and features stories to staffjobs@crown.edu