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 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

  • Director of Online Christian Ministries/Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry

    Full Time, On Campus, Immediate Start

    The duties of the Director of Online Christian Ministry Programs are both instructional and supervisory in nature encompassing all courses and programs assigned to the Director by the Dean of the School of Online Studies. The Director will be responsible for providing leadership in the development of goals and quality instruction within existing Christian Ministry programs (AS Christian Ministry, BS Christian Ministry, BS Biblical Studies, MA Christian Studies, MA Ministry Leadership, and M.Div.) and directing the growth of future distance learning initiatives in Christian Ministry programs. The Director is a full time faculty position within the organization of the campus. This position will report directly to the Dean of the School of Online Studies.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    •  Collects, analyzes, and interprets data targeting program goals and monitors progress to meet or exceed desired results.
    • Assists the Dean of the School of Online Studies in curriculum development for Christian Ministry online programs.
    • Recommends and directs the growth of future distance learning initiatives in Christian Ministry programs.
    • Evaluates curriculum and initiates revisions and updates as necessary to maintain the relevance, consistency and high educational quality of the Christian Ministry online programs.
    • Recommends curriculum offerings and appropriate instructors for instructional assignments to the Dean of the School of Online Studies.
    • Establishes and monitors faculty performance standards and goals for assigned faculty.
    • Participates in and makes recommendations to the Dean of the School of Online Studies related to hiring and retention of faculty in discipline courses.
    • Acts as the resource person for program students and faculty and provides professional development opportunities for both program students and faculty.
    • Assists in specified marketing duties for the Christian Ministry online programs.
    • Explores relationships with potential partners to promote the Christian Ministry online programs.
    • Works with enrollment counselors’ recruitment efforts for Christian Ministry online programs.
    • Works with the academic advisor to monitor student retention and satisfaction in assigned courses/programs and assists in the development of action plans for improving student retention/satisfaction.
    • Responsible for evaluation of program materials, evaluation tools and enrollment data for the purpose of program reports.
    • Participates on assigned committees.
    • Completes professional development activities as established through consultation with the campus Academic Dean.
    • Keeps current with state/accreditation reporting requirements related to assigned courses/programs and assists the Dean of the School of Online Studies to ensure appropriate materials are available as required to support any change approval.
    • Teach 2 courses a semester (could be face-to-face) depending on candidate’s interest.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Familiarity with curriculum design and program assessment
    • Visionary
    • Knowledge of online learning
    • Possess conflict resolution skills
    • Growth oriented
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Strong student-centered focus; commitment to student satisfaction and success.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately, orally and in writing.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
    • Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Ability to take ownership of issues and see them through to resolution with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and creative problem-solving skills.
    • Effectiveness in working in teams, focusing on student success, customer service, and service excellence is required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s Degree in program area and willing to pursue a terminal degree.
    • Online teaching experience
    • Experience in an academic setting within an educational institution
    • Experience in a supervisory role

     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Terminal degree in program area.
    • Distance learning program and course administration and development experience.

    TO APPLY:

    Email cover letter and resume or CV to facultyjobs@crown.edu

  • Theology Faculty

    Full-time, Tenure Track

    Start: July 1, 2017

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

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Teaching undergraduate courses in Theology (upper class majors), Christian Doctrine (under class non-majors), Ethics, Contemporary Theology, Topics in Theology, Apologetics
    • Participation in department meetings
    • Academic advising
    • College committee assignments
    • Participation in strategic planning and vision for the Department and Institution

    Minimum Requirements:

    • PhD in related field or doctoral candidate will be considered
    • 3 years of full-time higher education teaching experience in Theology or related areas
    • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into teaching
    • Effectively engage students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels
    • Ability to integrate an active, personal, evangelical faith in teaching
    • Commitment to mentoring young leaders through Christian higher education
    • Alignment with Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) doctrine
    • Demonstrate Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) values in life and ministry
    • Commitment to personally support and practice the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Terminal degree in the field of Theology
    • 5 years full time higher education teaching experience  Theology and/or related fields
    • Active participation in professional theological organization(s)
    • C&MA Ordination (if not current, required to obtain within two years of hire)

    To Apply:
    Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to facultyjobs@crown.edu.
    The position is open until filled.

  • History Faculty

    Full Time, Tenure Track

    Start: July 1, 2017

    Crown College is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track, humanities/history faculty position. Faculty rank determined on experience and qualifications.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    • Teach courses in, but not limited to, Ancient, Western and World Civilization; History of American Political Thought and American Social History.
    • Create and develop a course or courses in a related area of personal interest and expertise.
    • Oversee and advise Bachelor of History programs and students.
    • General faculty responsibilities that include:
      • Participation in Humanities Department and faculty meetings
      • Provide academic advising and guidance of students
      • Crown College committee assignments
      • Scheduled 10 hours of office hours per week for student availability

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Demonstrated expertise and experience teaching history courses at the college level.
    • Demonstrated expertise and experience in teaching political science and other related courses at the college level.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and positive energy regarding education.
    • Established ability to work effectively as a team member.
    • Demonstrated excellence in spoken, written and electronic communication skills.
    • Skill in integrating teaching with the evangelical worldview.
    • Be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Masters in History or related field, required with intent to pursue terminal degree. (ABD candidates will be considered)
    • 3+ years of successful teaching experience in higher education.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

    • 5+ years of full time teaching experience in Christian higher education.
    • Terminal degree in History or related field

    To Apply:

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

    The position is open until filled. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

  • 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

  • Business Faculty

    Full-time, Tenure Track

    Start: July 1, 2017

    Crown College seeks to fill a full time tenure track position for a Business Department Faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences.  Rank will be determined commensurate with education and experience. A successful candidate will promote excellence in teaching, maintain a focus on student success, and develop and encourage the development of innovative curricula and experiential learning.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Teaching; maintenance, development, and evaluation of innovative academic programs
    • Increasing the number of business department majors
    • Participate in business department meetings and faculty meetings
    • Demonstrate mastery and scholarship in an appropriate professional field
    • 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 budgetary management, strategic planning and vision casting for the Business Department
    • Schedule time for business related outside consulting in addition to the previously mentioned duties.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • DBA or related terminal degree
    • Teaching experience and proven success in scholarly work
    • Previous higher education administrative experience
    • Be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant

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

    The position is open until filled.

    Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • Accounting Faculty

    Full-time, Tenure Track

    Start: July 1, 2017

    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 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.

    SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

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

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    • 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.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • 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.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 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

  • Curriculum Revision Assistant – Temporary Part Time

    Two positions available

    Expected Employment March 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

    25 hours per week

    The Curriculum Revision Assistant will report to the Director of Instructional Technology. The primary focus of this position will be to support the migration and conversion of courses from the current Learning Management System (Blackboard) to the new Learning Management System (Canvas). Courses that have been imported into Canvas will need to be compared to their layout and design in Blackboard and modified as needed to ensure the courses function as originally designed.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    • Compare courses in both platforms
    • Modify content layout as needed
    • Check every assignment and fix any issues encountered
    • Communicate with the Department Chairs regarding content that may need to be re-designed
    • Complete course modifications according to scheduled timeline

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Strong computer skills (keyboarding, mouse use, word processing, etc.)
    • Critical thinking skills (ability to review, evaluate, and make decisions)
    • Possess an editorial eye with an ability to proofread
    • Ability to sit for long periods of time

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience using a Learning Management System (preferred)

    To Apply:

    Email cover letter and resume to newbym@crown.edu

     

     

  • Graphic Designer

    Immediate Start

    Full Time, Non-exempt

    The Graphic Designer supports the communication efforts of the school related to new student recruitment, fundraising, internal communications, brand awareness, and other activities that contribute to the positive growth and reputation of the institution.  This role will report to and support the Marketing Communications Manager.

    The position will manage a variety of short-term and long-term design projects and requires an individual that is creative, able to multi-task, highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented. The individual selected for this role must also be able to communicate effectively with people inside and outside of the organization.

    Typical work tasks would include graphic design (print & digital media) for print, the college website, email marketing, social media, etc.  Individual will also be involved with print production, outsourcing to vendors when required, and managing project costs and timelines.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

    • Determine the goals of each requested project, desired deliverables, and level of priority
    • Develop creative solutions (design and/or strategies) to achieve each client’s goals
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for each client.
    • Meet and/or communicate with clients and associated stakeholders as needed
    • Develop designs and solutions that are visually appealing, reinforce the school’s brand, and drive results
    • Bring value-add thinking to each project
    • Support the success of marketing initiatives associated with events, athletics, social media, etc.
    • Create and/or curate content for the website and assist with content management
    • Help to manage student workers and outside vendors as assigned
    • Expand the department’s video and photo libraries and maintain file structure
    • Assist with various business items including estimates, invoices, budget reconciliation, office equipment, ordering of supplies, and record keeping
    • Other duties as assigned

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    Must be in agreement with the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant.

    In addition:

    • Keen attention to details, organization and follow-through are essential
    • Knowledge of marketing principles, use of typography and color, layout, and visual communication hierarchy
    • Understanding of production requirements for print and digital environments
    • A self-starter who is able to coordinate a large number of projects concurrently with minimal guidance in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Experience with design software, project management software, traditional and online marketing, web analytics tools, databases, and response-oriented writing
    • Proven ability to collaborate, build consensus and work effectively across departments
    • Ability to organize and analyze data, think creatively, and develop sound recommendations to achieve strategic goals
    • Excellent written and verbal communications

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • 1-5 years’ experience as a graphic designer with solid understanding of production
    • Substantial design skills and proficiency using Apple operating systems
    • An understanding of basic branding and brand management
    • Intermediate knowledge of software programs Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Ability to manage complex, integrated creative projects, timelines, and budgets
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or equivalent

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Experience in higher education marketing
    • Experience with CMS applications, preferably WordPress
    • Design experience within an advertising/creative department or agency
    • Experience taking photos for use on the website and in other marketing collateral
    • Capable of handling a wide range of issues with tact and diplomacy

    TO APPLY:

    Email cover letter and resume to staffjobs@crown.edu, attach pdf copies of work samples or provide a link to your online portfolio.