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 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

  • Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Services

    The Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing (VP/E&M) serves as the primary contact and senior leader of the undergraduate enrollment division in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). VP/E&M contributes vision and leadership to undergraduate students from application and admission through graduation. The VP/E&M will not have primary responsibility for enrollment in the School of Online Studies and Graduate School (SOS/GS) but should be conversant with online education enrollment and marketing processes and procedures. The VP/E&M reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.


    The VP/E&M supervises the work of four direct reports:

    1. Director of Admissions
    2. Director of Financial Aid
    3. Marketing Communications Manager
    4. Data Services Manager

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB, including but not limited to:

    • Elevate and promote the brand of Crown College, Oversee all college advertising, marketing materials and publications
    • Lead the enrollment team: develop recruitment strategies and implement and supervise student recruitment practices; Establish recruitment goals and meet or exceed those goals
    • Further educate the President’s Cabinet as a knowledgeable, professional and collaborative peer about enrollment and marketing best practices; further educate enrollment and marketing staff around systems and approaches that will enhance their collective results.
    • Use best practices in admissions, financial aid, marketing and data management
    • Maintain fiscal responsibility in budget preparation and management


    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Strong management/supervisory skills, organizational and interpersonal communication skills
    • Advanced computer skills including advanced knowledge of Excel (creating and reading spreadsheets)
    • Working knowledge of a variety of marketing and sales strategies such as telemarketing and direct marketing
    • Working knowledge of the challenges and ability to overcome the challenges of recruiting in Christian higher education


    •  Master’s degree
    • Ten or more years of progressive enrollment / marketing experience in a higher education industry

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

    • Terminal degree
    • Experience in faith based higher education


    Email Cover Letter and Resume or CV to staffjobs@crown.edu

    The position is open immediately. It is expected that the selected candidate will begin work no later than January 1, 2017.

    Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

  • Director of Financial Aid

    The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for all matters relating to student financial aid funding from federal, state, institutional and private programs/resources, as well as managing the Financial Aid Office personnel.  The Director is also ensures institutional compliance with all Federal Student Aid regulations, State regulations and Institutional Policies/Procedures. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing and indirectly to the Dean of the School of Online Studies and the Graduate School.


    • The Director of Financial Aid currently supervises two Financial Aid Counselors, the Financial Aid Technical Specialist and the Financial Aid Office Assistant (student labor).



    • Supervise and manage the direction and day-to-day operations of the Financial Aid Office.
    • Customarily and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment by directing, recruiting, selecting, training and evaluating staff in the Financial Aid department.
    • Provide mentoring and training for staff and other campus entities.
    • Provide administrative oversight for all financial aid programs.
    • Provide technical guidance related to Title IV and State regulatory compliance, evaluate changes to the regulatory environment, and provide campus training on new or changed regulations and policies.
    • Supervise and adhere to all document requirements for compliance to applicable lender, state and federal regulations.
    • Oversee annual (a)133 audit, respond to institutional auditor findings, reconcile any deficient findings and perform all duties to meet the required standards.
    • Oversee various reporting and survey requirements (FISAP, Participation Agreements, State grant, CDS, CCCU, etc).
    • Oversee Department of Education audits, as necessary.
    • Oversee Pell, SEOG, FWS, Direct Loan processing, reporting and reconciliation.
    • Maintain technical knowledge by attending annual and periodic conferences/seminars related to Title IV and state regulations and funding.
    • Supervise and be involved in the awarding of all financial aid programs to students.
    • Develop annual scholarship/operating budget for the Financial Aid Office according to enrollment goals and needs (in conjunction with the Dean of SAS Enrollment).
    • Develop, implement, assess and re-develop all financial aid policies and procedures.
    • Manage the communication of financial aid information to students including correspondence, brochures, marketing collateral and personal counseling of students.
    • Serve as a member of the Scholarship Committee and assist in the award process for Alumni, Gift and Endowed Scholarships.
    • Ensure that communication integrity and relational integrity are maintained by the entire office at all times to all internal and external constituents.
    • Exercise a strong partnership with the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Online Studies and the Graduate School Admission Offices, and a strong presence with other campus entities (Billing, Registrar, Student Development, Athletics, Music, External Relations, etc.)
    • Provide financial aid seminars for prospective families and Crown College students and staff, as well as other public presentation opportunities as they arise.


    • In-depth knowledge of U.S. Department of Education Title IV laws and regulations and the Federal Student Aid Handbook.
    • Experience in a comprehensive financial aid office serving traditional, online, adult and graduate programs utilizing both standard and non-standard terms.
    • A strong enrollment perspective on the impact of the Financial Aid Office and a willingness to consider Financial Aid as more than a service function.
    • A passionate commitment to customer service (along with demonstrated evidence)
    • Strong computer, analytical, verbal and written skills.
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership, strategic planning, organizational, managerial and communication skills.
    • Ability/willingness to coach and to be coached.
    • Impeccable character and commitment to communication and relational integrity.
    • Willingness and ability to travel (<10%) and work irregular hours on occasion.
    • Be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant.


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 5 years of increased responsibility, supervision and success in Financial Aid


    • Master’s Degree
    • Experience in Christ-centered higher education
    • Familiarity with Crown College and/or the Christian & Missionary Alliance

    TO APPLY: email cover letter and resume, as attachments, to staffjobs@crown.edu

    Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Staff Positions

  • Teacher Education Placement Coordinator

    The Placement Coordinator is responsible to work in collaboration with the Teacher Education Department Chair to coordinate all field experiences; communicate with cooperating teachers, faculty, and students regarding practicum experiences; evaluate cooperating teacher performance and records; and help coordinate the teacher performance assessment (edTPA) process of teacher candidates at Crown College. This position reports to the Teacher Education Department Chair.

    Part time hours, up to 20 per week, from mid-August through mid-May


    Related to Field Experiences

    • Coordinate all field experiences and related paperwork for Teacher Education students in the School of Arts and Sciences
    • Classroom presentations to help students understand the expectations for field experiences, the MTLE, and the Teacher Performance Assessment process
    • Recruit, assign, and orient supervisors for practicum and student teachers
    • Recruit, assign, and orient cooperating teachers used for practicum placements and student teaching
    • Ensure appropriate placements by tracking teacher candidates’ placements and required completion of prerequisites (check grad plan, test scores, and applications)
    • Communicate with supervisors and cooperating teachers regularly throughout the semester, informing Teacher Education Department Chair of any issues
    • Develop calendar for the next school year delineating student teaching assignment changes and required events for students (department will vote on the final draft)
    • Ensure that cooperating teachers meet the minimum requirements to host a student in their classroom and keeping accurate records of those requirements
    • Visit schools to meet principals and cooperating teachers in order to establish on-going partnerships

     Related to Test Preparation

    • Handle student inquiries about the MTLE process
    • Monitor student progress to completion of MTLE process


    • Available for student support through emails, office hours at least one day (or two half days) per week, and by appointment
    • Develop a knowledge and ability to work in TK20, database management system for Teacher Education
    • Attend Teacher Education Department meetings as requested, bringing expertise to address pertinent issues
    • Attend Convocation/Departmental Days with department members and students
    • Overseas student teaching selection (along with Teacher Education Department Chair) and administration of paperwork (via CCTECC)
    • Participate in various recruiting and departmental activities for Teacher Education Department as able
    • Maintain paperwork as needed to fulfill these duties

     Preferred: Related to Teacher Performance Assessment

    • Provide orientation to supervisors and cooperating teachers about the edTPA process
    • Help teacher candidates with edTPA uploads to TK20
    • Attend teacher candidate seminars with faculty member during student teaching in support of the edTPA
    • Become a calibrated scorer in an edTPA subject area (requires teaching experience)


    • Computer and writing skills
    • Relational skills to deal with constituents in the community and to advocate for Teacher Education and Crown College
    • Organized with attention to detail
    • Works well with others in the department
    • Understands teacher education process
    • Current Class D Driver’s License


    • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Education
    • Classroom experience (1-3 years)

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

    • Master’s degree preferably in Education
    • Minnesota teaching license

    To apply email cover letter and resume (attachments preferred) to staffjobs@crown.edu

    Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

  • Copywriters (contract positions)

    Crown College is seeking an experienced and versatile Copywriters who possess 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 spoken communication skills 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 concurrently coordinate multiple projects  with minimal guidance.


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

  • Graduate Assistant School of Online Studies and Graduate School, Post Secondary Enrollment Options

    The PSEO Graduate Assistant works under the general direction of the Director of PSEO and collaboratively with the Online Humanities Chair and is primarily responsible for assisting PSEO initiatives. The position requires enrollment in a two or three year Master’s degree program at Crown. Graduate assistants receive 100% tuition benefit. The only cost to them is fees, supplies, class materials/books and any other non tuition expenses. Immediate start,25 hours per week, occasional evenings and weekends as needed.


    The Graduate Assistant will help with the following:

    • Assist the Director of PSEO with recruiting new students
    • Move students through the PSEO admissions process
    • Assist with course registrations
    • Assist with new student orientation
    • Help respond to student and parent questions
    • Oversee textbook purchasing, distribution and collection
    • Help with course assistant hiring process (communication and collecting applications and documents)
    • Help develop courses and course assistant curriculum
    • Help with initiatives to recruit PSEO students to become full-time SAS
    • Help market to new home school groups and schools
    • Help with general administrative duties


    • Excellent communication skills and ability to relate in a cultural setting. Highly motivated individual with an ability to work towards a goal with limited supervision at times.
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational, communication skills.
    • Knowledge of and experience using social media.
    • Be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant.


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Enrollment in one of Crown’s various Master’s degree programs.

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

    • Former Post Secondary Enrollment Options student

    To Apply:

    Email cover letter and resume to staffjobs@crown.edu

    Women and minorities encouraged to apply.