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

  • Accounting Faculty

    Full-time, Tenure Track

    Start: July 1, 2016

    Crown College is seeking applicants for a full-time, on campus, Accounting faculty position. Faculty rank determined on experience and qualifications.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Teach up to 12 credit hours per fall and spring semester, including but not limited to entry level and upper level accounting courses and other courses as determined by the department chair.
    • Evidence of knowledge and skills related to current teaching methodologies, curriculum development and evaluation.
    • Demonstrate mastery and scholarship in an appropriate professional field
    • Plan and provide theoretical instruction and experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the Business Department.
    • Participation in multiple and subjective written evaluations of one’s instructional behaviors.
    • Promptly evaluate student work and achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes related to coursework.
    • Participate in strategic planning and vision for the Business Department.
    • General faculty responsibilities that include, participation in department meetings, provide academic advising and guidance of students, college committee assignments, 10 hours of office hours per week for student availability.
    • It is expected that business department faculty will schedule time for business related outside consulting in addition to the previously mentioned duties.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • MBA or MS in Accounting
    • CPA License
    • 3+ years full time undergraduate teaching experience
    • Experience using computer technology in the teaching/learning process
    • Demonstrated curricular designing
    • Agreement with the Crown College Community Covenant and Statement of Faith

    Preferred Requirements:

    • DBA or related terminal degree
    • Business experience
    • 5+ years of full time teaching experience in Christian higher education

    To Apply:
    Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to facultyjobs@crown.edu.

    The position is open until filled.

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 until the position is filled.

Staff Positions

  • Financial Aid Counselor

    The Financial Aid Counselor performs a variety of duties to inform and counsel students and parents regarding financial aid and verify eligibility. This position will administer all Federal government subsidized and unsubsidized loans (Stafford, Perkins, PLUS); process and counsel students regarding private loan financing options; and oversee required loan entrance and exit counseling. This position serves as an integral part of the financial aid team. With responsibility as the front-line, first contact for students, parents, faculty, and staff with questions or concerns regarding financial aid, this position provides essential, first-rate customer service. This position reports to the Director of Financial Aid and supervises student workers in the Financial Aid Department.


    • Maintains strong level of customer service by counseling students and parents, in person, by telephone and email; works with students to resolve holds
    • Award and revise student financial aid files for designated student population using federal, state and institutional parameters
    • Assists with opening and sorting mail, processing mail and other documents using Image Now Software, answering emails, answering the phone and greeting guests
    • Assists with communication workflow including but not limited to inputting data for letter tracking, FAFSA’s, sending tracking letters, and EFT loan disbursement notifications
    • Complete verification for applicants selected according to the federal verification rules;
    • Complete review of student files to insure compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations
    • Manage the daily loan processing operations of the Financial Aid Office. Process and transmit all federal and private loan certifications
    • Process all loan changes and maintain loan records
    • Conduct entrance interviews with or manage the completion of online entrance interviews for Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loan borrowers and other programs as needed
    • Manage completion of online exit interviews
    • Serve as Crown’s liaison with private loan lenders and the direct loan servicing center. Review and maintain Crown College’s preferred private loan lender list including appropriate annual evaluations
    • Supervise student workers
    • Represent the Financial Aid Office with the Athletic Department by attending team meetings and communicating pertinent information
    • Assist the Assistant Director of Financial Aid with monthly loan reconciliation activities. Maintain and prepare appropriate loan operation reports
    • Assist with financial aid workshop presentations and new student orientations as needed
    • Maintain working knowledge of federal requirements for loan programs; maintain loan counseling materials and oversee a default management program
    • Assist in the preparation of financial aid records for the annual or semi-annual audit of the office accounts; and
    • Reference IFAP, Federal Student Handbook, other information to maintain current knowledge of financial aid programs to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations as well as institutional policies. Attend training and conferences as necessary to gain knowledge required to perform assigned duties. Represent office and College on committees and at meetings and events
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid and the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing


    • Strong computer, analytical, verbal and written skills
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership, strategic planning, organizational, managerial and communication skills
    • Be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant


    • A Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum of two years of increased responsibility and success in a Financial Aid Office


    Email cover letter and resume (preferably as attachments) to staff jobs@crown.edu