Employment

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
    D
    ean of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School
    952-446-4336
    mccrackenf@crown.edu

Administrative Positions

There are no Administrative Positions open at this time.

Staff Positions

  • Software Developer / Database Administrator

    Full Time, Immediate Start

    This primary responsibility is to administer applications, to develop software and database applications and interfaces.  This person in this position needs to be a dynamic and self-motivated Christian with experience in the design, development, deployment and maintenance of software applications and databases. This position works within the Information Technology group but will work closely with marketing, admissions, academic, and athletic and other staff members of our College, so strong communication skills are needed. This position reports to the Senior Director of Information Technology.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    • Software Application Development and Maintenance

    Gather requirements, develop, implement new software, maintain and enhance existing software while working with key departmental stakeholders.  Develop and maintain integrations between systems.

    • Database Administration

    Implement and maintain Windows Server 2008/2012 and SQL Server 2008/2012 systems along with other DB applications.  Involved in backup and restoration of Windows and SQL systems, databases and applications.   Learn and assist with the business processes and applications in use.   Monitor and adjust systems for better performance and adequate security.

    • Intranet Application Development and Maintenance

    Maintain and develop intranet and extranet applications in .NET and other technologies. Develop and maintain documentation and other materials for new and existing custom applications.

    • Report Writing

    Work with various departments across the campus to gather requirements in order to define reporting needs.  Use report generation tools, programming methods and team with other report writing users to develop, maintain reports and manage the report library.

    • System Integration

    Create; maintain data and reporting interfaces between the ERP (Jenzabar EX) and LMS (Blackboard Learn), Imaging & Workflow (ImageNow), Security systems and other campus systems, applications and databases.

    • Application Administration

    Perform Application Administration of various software applications hosted on and off campus, on server systems and desktops.

    • Security Systems Administration and Maintenance

    Troubleshoot and Maintain the ID card, camera and door access systems, integrating with other campus systems.

    • Helpdesk Support

    Provide support to the helpdesk as needed for issues that are outside of their technical abilities or if other helpdesk staff is unavailable.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in software application design, build and deployment.
    • Ability to design, build and maintain database applications
    • Works well in a cross functional team environment consisting of technical and non-technical personnel, inside and outside of IT
    • Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills
    • Effective written and spoken communication skils
    • Ability to manage multiple projects
    • Strong self-starter and ability to work independently
    • Passion, Integrity and Energy!

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 3+ years’ experience with software development and database applications
    • 3+ years’ experience with a diverse variety of IT related functions
    • Utility player able to function in a wide variety of technical areas

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Programming experience with .Net, SQL, Ruby, PHP and Perl
    • Design and maintenance experience with MS SQL, MySQL database servers
    • Development experience with web authoring, HTML, Java.
    • Maintenance experience with Apache and IIS web servers
    • Report writing experience using SSRS, Crystal, Access, InfoMaker or other report writers
    • Jenzabar EX or other ERP experience
    • Data analytics and statistical reporting experience
    • Worked in or with a higher education institution

    TO APPLY:

    Email Cover letter and resume to staffjobs@crown.edu

     

  • Nursing Lab Coordinator

    Full or part-time staff to assist in the teaching of undergraduate nursing students, this teaching opportunity will occur in the nursing lab and clinical setting. Assume leadership role in the nursing lab and teaching responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Nursing.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    • Incorporate current instructional methodologies in assisting faculty in the teaching of undergraduate students during simulation and nursing skills lab
    • Assuring Nursing Intervention Lab is fully stocked and equipment operational for instruction
    • Assist with practice and testing of nursing students’ psychomotor skills to achieve competency of nursing procedures
    • Assist with clinical and didactic remediation support
    • May include clinical instruction in long-term care and/or acute medical-surgical environment
    • Assist with prospective student meetings and events
    • Assist faculty in set-up and application of Kaplan Nursing

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Strong interpersonal skills and positive energy regarding professional education
    • Established ability to work effectively as a team member
    • Demonstrates excellent spoken, written and electronic communication skills
    • Skill in integrating the practice of nursing with the evangelical worldview
    • Be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Licensure to practice in the state of Minnesota (must be active and in good standing)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree preferred
    • Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification
    • Strong teaching and interpersonal skills
    • Skill integrating the practice of nursing with the evangelical worldview

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

    • Previous nursing/teaching experience in a higher education setting.

    TO APPLY:

    Email cover letter and resume to staffjobs@crown.edu

  • Coordinator of External Relations

    Immediate Opening – Open until Filled

    The Coordinator of External Relations is responsible for the following areas of advancement services: gift processing and receipting, information technology and data management, reporting services and stewardship programs. The Coordinator also implements stewardship programs by providing highly professional and responsive services to donors and stakeholders including timely gift receipts, financial reports and appropriate benefits on an annual and as needed basis. The Coordinator has responsibility as the front-line, first contact for donors, alumni, faculty, and staff with questions or concerns regarding donations, events and scholarships, this position provides essential, first-rate customer service. This position reports to the Manager of External Relations.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

     20% Customer Service and Events

    • Responsible for opening and sorting mail, processing mail and other documents using Image Now Software, answering emails, answering the phone and assisting walk in traffic
    • Assist with management of the Crown College External Relations email box
    • Serve as the department’s liaison and point of contact for other departments and customers on campus requesting constituent data.
    • Maintains strong level of customer service by assisting constituents, in person, by telephone and email;
    • Coordinate events as directed by Manager
    • Coordinate thank you notes from student recipients of scholarships and other donor funded awards and manage acknowledgement, condolence, and congratulatory communication for the External Relations team members.
    • Participate in the development and execution of programs and services to recognize and reward donors at all levels of the giving spectrum

     30% Donations

    • Collect and record all constituent biographical data in a highly consistent and accurate manner, including coding and relational links.
    • Ensure that all record coding and relational links among constituent records are fully recognized and maintained as gifts are processed and biographical data added.
    • Process and acknowledge gifts, pledges, pledge payments, matching gift claims, memorial gifts, in honor gifts, in kind and in service gifts and all other contributions to the College in a timely, efficient and highly responsive manner. A 24-hour turn around for gift receipts is expected.
    • Assist the business office as needed with contribution information for the College’s annual audit.

    40% Database

    • Assist Manager to comply with constituent database policies and procedures manual for external relations and ensure that it is fully implemented and adhered to by all users.
    • Assist the Manager to develop the processes and electronic tools and procedures to aid field staff in the proper, timely, accurate and complete recording of donor contact reports, identified next action steps and biographical information.
    • Maintain data integrity and overall quality control of External Relations constituent database.
    • Run queries and customized reports and utilize MapPoint software as requested by External Relations staff and other campus constituents in a timely manner and with highly professional customer service.
    • Ensure accuracy and quality control of all information and data shared by advancement services with donors, the advancement staff or other data users on campus, including financial reports, gift reports, receipts, letters and lists.
    • Maintain an email database for distribution of President’s monthly videos
    • Properly code constituents with solicitor codes and constituent codes to facilitate proper prospect management and reporting.

    10%  Reports

    • Conduct prospect research as requested to assist with the prospect qualification process using Wealth Engine software
    • Run queries and SSRS reports that aid in the identification and segmentation of qualified major and annual fund donors for various solicitation strategies.

     REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Strong organizational, prioritization and problem-solving skills are essential.
    • Highly developed project management skills.
    • Must possess good communication and customer service skills with internal and external customers.
    • Superb attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy. Strong proof reading skills.
    • Advanced level of computer and technological literacy with constituent databases, reporting and software.
    • Self-starter with a strong ability to work independently, self-teach and learn quickly on the job.
    • Prior experience developing and implementing policies and procedures.
    • Ability to train others how to use constituent management software and reporting features.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • One to Three years of successful experience in an office setting demonstrating excellent customer service.
    • Prior experience with fundraising software desired.

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

    • Prior experience with Jenzabar constituent management databases.
    • Three years of successful experience with constituent database management and external relations services, preferably in a higher education environment.

    TO APPLY:  Please email Resume and Cover Letter to Staffjobs@crown.edu 

  • 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.

    TO APPLY:

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