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"Administrative" employees are salaried, and as such are considered exempt under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The application procedures for these positions require that you submit a letter of application, resume, copies of official transcript(s), Resume Supplement, and names and phone numbers of three professional references for each vacancy. New vacancies are advertised in the Sunday edition of the Topeka Capital-Journal and, depending upon the type of vacancy, may also be advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Kansas City Star or other newspapers, on HigherEdJobs.com or other professional websites, as well as numerous placement offices and employment organizations.

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To enrich education through diversity, Washburn University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

For questions regarding current vacancies or to submit your application materials electronically, send email to getajob@washburn.edu

The following vacancies remain unfilled as of:  February 12, 2016

Position
Required Qualifications 
Status and Salary

Vice President, Student Life


Recruitment No. 5130216

Master's degree.  Five years of full-time, significant experience in higher education student services at the senior management level.  Experience in staff development, budgeting and student information systems.  Evidence of leadership ability, high ethical values, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population both verbally and in writing.  Demonstrated commitment to student development and expanding student life programming to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse higher education demographic.

Employment at Washburn University and Washburn Tech will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Review of applications will begin February 29, 2016, and continue until interviews are scheduled.

Salary will be established commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Assistant Director, University Relations

Recruitment No. 6570216

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience in journalism, communications, public relations or closely related discipline.  Proficiency using technology tools such as graphics programs, content management systems and Photoshop; and in proofreading and organization/time management.  Experience in event planning and in the use of social media.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively write accurate and engaging content, work effectively in a team environment and with staff at all levels within an organization. Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures in public relations.  Ability to move and maneuver materials and equipment weighing as much as 30 pounds, and to travel occasionally within the state of Kansas.

Employment at Washburn University and Washburn Tech will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Review of applications will begin March 7, 2016, and continue until interviews are scheduled.

Salary is upper $40K ro $50K commensurate with qualifications.

Budget Specialist, KanTRAIN

Recruitment No. 11010216

Bachelor's degree in accounting.  Bookkeeping or accounting experience.  Excellent organizational, budget management, communication and leadership skills.  Demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Office Excel and Word software.  Some project-related, out-of-town travel may be required.  Valid Kansas driver's license with driving record that meets University standards.  Spring 2016 graduates in accounting will be considered. 

Employment at Washburn University and Washburn Tech will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Review of applications will begin March 7, 2016, and continue until interviews are scheduled.

Salary is upper $30- $40K commensurate with qualifications.

Application Analyst

Finance and Reporting

Recruitment No. 6120216

Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Accounting, or business-related field. One year of experience creating SQL database queries using TOAD, Access, SQL Developer, or any similar query tool.  Strong interpersonal communication skills as well as problem solving and analytical skills.

Employment at Washburn University and Washburn Tech will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Review of applications will begin February 29, 2016, and continue until interviews are scheduled.

Salary is lower $50K commensurate with qualifications.

Half-Time Associate Director, Operations and Programs

Mulvane Art Museum

Recruitment No. 4810216

Master's degree in art history, studio art, or museum studies; 5 years of experience leading museum/art programs.  Knowledge of software to manage a museum collection database.  Thorough understanding of AAM best practices as they relate to accreditation.  Excellent writing and presentation skills.  Demonstrated willingness to work with students.

Employment at Washburn University and Washburn Tech will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Review of applications will begin February 29, 2016, and continue until interviews are scheduled.

Salary is mid $20K commensurate with qualifications.

Manager, Academic Scheduling and Commencement Services

Recruitment No. 5760116 

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and event management experience.  Experience planning and scheduling large-scale special events.  Excellent time management, organization, and customer service skills with demonstrated attention to detail.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).  Ability to maintain confidentiality and work independently.

Employment at Washburn University and Washburn Tech will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016, and continue until interviews are scheduled.

Salary is mid $40K commensurate with qualifications.

Director, Human Resources

Recruitment No. 6421215

Master's degree and 5 years of comprehensive senior level experience in Human Resources or bachelor's degree and 8 years of senior level HR experience.  Experience using automated HR systems and record-keeping.


Employment at Washburn University and Washburn Tech will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Review of applications has begun and will continue until interviews are scheduled.

Salary will be established commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Grant Facilitator/Coordinator, Friends of Mabee Library

***AMENDED***

Recruitment No. 3991115

Bachelor's degree.  Work experience that involves or involved writing and/or financial record-keeping/management.  Ability to write locate and administer grants, to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and to relate to and work well with faculty, staff, students and co-workers and Friends of Mabee.  Computer literate (Microsoft Office).  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Employment at Washburn University will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Review of applications has begun and will continue until interviews are scheduled.

Salary is upper $30K to $40K commensurate with qualifications.

Sponsored Projects Accountant

***AMENDED***

Recruitment No. 5920815

Bachelor's degree in accounting or in another business field with the equivalent of a minor in accounting.  One year of experience with governmental and/or non-governmental sponsored projects and contract accounting.  Demonstrated understanding of applicable federal compliance guidance.  Basic skills using Microsoft Office, especially Excel.  Detail-oriented.  Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to adapt to a changing environment, to work well in a team environment and to deal effectively and tactfully with individuals representing various departments, external partners and granting agencies.

Employment at Washburn University will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Review of applications has begun and will continue until interviews are scheduled.

Salary is mid $50K commensurate with qualifications.