Employment Opportunities at Northwest



INSTRUCTIONS: copy and complete the application; attach a resume; have two letters of recommendation written and have official transcripts sent to the address on the back of the application. You may call 662-562-3211 with questions.

Affirmative Action 
Northwest Mississippi Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, gender identity, age, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in all its programs and activities. Northwest Mississippi Community College prohibits sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. The following have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Disability Support Services Coordinator, Tate Hall, P.O. Box 5555, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3309, e-mail address gbeard@northwestms.edu; Title II of the Age Discrimination Act: Vice President for Finance and Administration, James P. McCormick Administration Building, P.O. Box 7017, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3216, e-mail address jhorton@northwestms.edu; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972/Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Vice President for Student Services, Tate Hall, P.O. Box 7010, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668, telephone number 662-562-3997, e-mail address dsmith@northwestms.edu.

Safety Statement
The safety and security of students, faculty, and staff is very important to Northwest Mississippi Community College. A copy of the Annual Security Report, published annually by the Campus Police Department, details Northwest policies and procedures regarding campus safety. A copy of the report, which contains the annual crime statistics report, is available online in the current Northwest Bulletin (www.northwestms.edu/bulletin) or on the Northwest website (http://www.northwestms.edu/index.php/?page_id=989) and in printed form upon request from the Campus Police Office (662-562-3314).

Adjunct Career Technical Instructor (Pool Only)

Position: Adjunct Career Technical Instructor (Pool Only) Position Location: Pool Job Classification:  Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct)  POSITION SUMMARY INFORMATION: This announcement is to maintain a pool of qualified applicants. Submission of an application and our acceptance thereof does not indicate that there are positions open, and in no way obligates Northwest MS Community College. Applicants may indicate an interest in part-time positions for Northwest Mississippi Community College for all campus locations:   Senatobia (Main Campus), Oxford, Desoto, and Olive Branch. Mandatory:  Below are the general qualifications for CTE Instructors. Specific positions may have additional requirements such as a license or industry certifications And/OR A Master’s degree in the teaching discipline with a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in the field within the last five (5) years; AND/OR A Baccalaureate degree in the teaching discipline with a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in the field within the last five years; AND/OR An Associate degree in the teaching discipline with a minimum of four (4) years of work experience in the field within the last five (5) years. Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teaches students the occupational competencies necessary for employment.
  2. Checks, maintains, and reports as required by the College the accurate attendance and absences for each student.
  3. Prepares course competency based outlines for each instructional course or program.
  4. Prepares detailed lesson plans, job sheets, and laboratory experiments for all units of instruction.
  5. Recommends changes in the total curriculum in order to maintain an up-to-date program.
  6. Develops and maintains the progress of each student in the program.
  7. Teaches related subject matter.
  8. Supervises all laboratory experience.
  9. Develops a schedule of courses for each semester.
  10. Reviews and selects instructional materials such as textbooks and audio visual materials.
  11. Completes requests for supplies and other instructional materials on a timely basis.
  12. Completes enrollment and follow-up reports.
  13. Assists in the development of an annual budget for the instructional program.
  14. Maintains a clean and safe laboratory environment.
  15. Recommends new and/or replacement equipment to be purchased for the program.
  16. Maintains proper inventory of all equipment and tools assigned to the program.
  17. Keeps equipment functioning and in good working order by establishing an effective preventive maintenance system.
  18. Maintains an active Advisory committee.
  19. Maintains good industry relations for the purpose of student placement for potential employees and donations.
  20. Takes an active role in the advisement, counseling of students and register students.
  21. Help students find employment in an occupation related to training.
  22. Fulfills the requirements of career license certification by attending specified classes and workshops.
  23. Serves on various faculty committees.
  24. Attends faculty meetings and professional development workshops and training.
  25. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Below are the CTE programs offered at Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Technical Programs           Career Certificate                          

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**Internal Posting** Career Coach - Deadline for Application: Until filled

**Emergency Posting** POSITION:  **Internal** Career Coach QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Counseling, or related field
  • Experience in Career-Technical Education
  • Demonstrated success working with a team
  • Demonstrated success initiating, organizing, and implementing projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and positively with internal and external constituents
PURPOSE The Career Coach coordinates and conducts activities in support of the enrollment, retention, and the career development of career and technical students. RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Assist in the management and provision of services in the Beverly Brewer Stark Career Center.
  • Assist the College’s Recruiting Office in the recruiting of career and technical students including dissemination of CTE information at secondary schools and appropriate community events, coordinate CTE tours, and maintain positive working relationships with area high school counselors.
  • Assists in the managed and efficient enrollment of students into career and technical programs with effective communication to prospective students.
  • Coordinate CTE student registration for the Senatobia campus.
  • Assists CTE efforts in the College’s Orientation program.
  • Coordinates and provides academic and career services to ensure effective retention of CTE students.
  • Coordinates with collegewide Career and Technical faculty in the delivery of soft skills training for all students.
  • Serve as the National Technical Honor Society advisor.
  • Coordinate SkillsUSA competition and activities.
  • Participate and cooperate as team member with Workforce Solutions and Career-Technical Education staff and faculty in division activities.
  • Contribute to the overall mission of the College by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
POSTED:  October 23, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Until filled

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Adjunct Academic Instructor Pool Only

Position Title: Adjunct Academic Instructor (Pool Only)

Position Location: Pool - Desoto, Senatobia, Oxford and E-Learning

Full or Part Time: Part Time (Adjunct) 


Responsibilities:  This announcement is to maintain a pool of qualified applicants. Submission of an application and our acceptance thereof does not indicate that there are positions open, and in no way obligates Northwest MS Community College.

Mandatory:  Must include a transcript and resume (official transcript will be required if hired). A Master’s Degree with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate hours in the specific subject area is required.

Desirable:  A broad understanding of current instructional methods, strong sense of professionalism and a serious commitment to academic excellence.

Listed below are the fields of academic studies:

  • Accounting 
  • Art                                                     
  • Biology                                               
  • Business Administration                 
  • Chemistry                                           
  • Computer Science                           
  • Criminal Justice                               
  • Education                                           
  • English                                               
  • Geography                                         
  • Health and Physical Education 
  • History
  • Math
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Speech
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater

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Communications Specialist - Deadline for Application: 11/11/2019

Job Title:  Communications Specialist  The Communications Specialist assists the Director of Communications in the strategic communications and marketing of the college through a comprehensive effort.  This effort includes creation and distribution of various internal and external communications, providing accurate information through college publications and serving as head writer, photographer and liaison between the college and the news media. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing a weekly e-newsletter to be distributed internally to college employees in an effort to improve campus communications;
  • Developing and implementing various other internal and external communications;
  • Publicizing and promoting the college through utilization of all news media as well as Merit software system;
  • Updating the news desk section of the college’s website;
  • Serving as the principle writer for the department;
  • Work with internal departments of the college in producing publications and digital communications;
  • Serving as a news and events photographer and working with internal customers in taking photos for news releases and for brochures and publications as needed;
  • Assisting with management of the college’s social media accounts and contributing posts as needed;
  • Serving as a consultant to the student yearbook and working with students and the adviser in producing this publication;
  • Performing other related duties as requested by the Director of Strategic Communications and/or the Chief of Staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Journalism or Integrated Marketing Communications major preferred.
  • Must have worked in a college or corporate public relations/publications environment.
  • Must be able to use Macintosh computers and be proficient in use of software that includes: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word and QuarkXPress. Experience in Merit media distribution software and/or web CRM a plus.
  • Must be proficient in the use of AP style and in journalistic writing, form and rules. One writing sample is required with application; additional samples of various writing styles (news writing, feature writing) will be required at interview.
  • Must have layout and design skills and provide samples of work at interview. Experience in designing graphics for use on digital platforms a plus.
  • Must have photography skills and provide samples of work at interview.
  • Must have experience in the management of various social media channels.
  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to gather, process, organize and compile various types of information for use in newsletters, news releases and college publications.
  • Must be able to multi-task and complete projects on a deadline. The successful candidate will have experience working with the public and will demonstrate excellent verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Must be willing to occasionally work after hours to cover college events (Homecoming, Fine Arts events, receptions, etc.)
Salary:              To be determined, based upon qualifications and experience Posted:              10/11/2019 Deadline for Application:   11/11/2019

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Food Service Staff – PM Shift - Deadline for Application: Open until filled

POSITION: Food Service Staff – PM Shift  QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to perform tasks that may require stretching, reaching above head, and shoulders
  • Must be able to properly lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to perform tasks related to food preparation, kitchen sanitation, and simple maintenance
  • A high school diploma or equivalency preferred
  • Two years food services experience preferred
  • Ideal candidate should have a positive attitude, be productive with minimal supervision, and have a good attendance record.
  • Must wear dark slacks and slip resistant shoes
  1. Must be vigilant in cleaning and organizing your assigned area.
  2. Maintain sanitary conditions in food preparation and food serving areas.
  3. Empty and clean trash containers, dispose of food and trash in a sanitary manner.
  4. Sweep and mop kitchen, serving, and dining areas.
  5. Duties within our department may change based on the need of the department. Duties may include but are not limited to:
  6. Cashier services
  7. Food preparation
  8. Dining area upkeep
  9. Dish washing and custodial care
  10. Maintain a professional work environment, and abide by NWCC rules and policies.
  11. Any and all other duties in the areas of the Food Service as assigned by the Management staff.
POSTED:  October 7, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Open until filled

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Campus Police Officer - Deadline for Application: Open until filled

POSITION:  Campus Police Officer SUMMARY As a part of an assigned team, Campus Police Officers provide campus safety and law enforcement services to the College community. The individual provides a wide range of services, including both traditional and non-traditional police services. Officers are required to participate in crime prevention and community-oriented public safety programming. The successful candidate must project a positive image. Individuals enforce College regulations, local ordinances, and state laws. The individual is a first responder to incidents, accidents, and other emergency situations, and is responsible for conducting initial and follow-up investigations into significant and criminal incidents. The individual will work under the direction of an assigned officer. Overtime is mandatory. This is an entry level, sworn campus police position. RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Patrol assigned posts or areas either on foot, bike, or in a vehicle.
  2. Actively participate in crime prevention and community policing activities.
  3. Respond to routine and emergency calls for various types of service, many of which are unique to a campus environment and take action as necessary.
  4. Conduct security inspections of College facilities and areas, reporting conditions that present a hazard to the community.
  5. Direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic and enforce parking and traffic regulations and laws.
  6. Conduct investigations and submit reports of infractions of rules, code of conduct, and violations of state laws and local ordinances.
  7. Apprehend offenders, when appropriate.
  8. Testify in court and disciplinary proceedings, as required.
  9. Provide safety escorts and other general services, including locking and unlocking buildings and rooms, as well as unlocking vehicles.
  10. Work operational and special event overtime assignments.
  11. Assist local police agencies as need or directed.
  12. Other law enforcement and public safety related duties as assigned by the Chief of Police or his designee.
KNOWLEDGE Successful candidates will participate in various training and development programs to ensure she/he acquires the technical and professional knowledge and skills needed for success in the position. The individual must successfully complete these programs to continue employment. These programs include, but are not limited to, the following: certified police academy, field training and evaluation program, first aid/CPR certification, and others. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  1. High School diploma or equivalent; some college education preferred.
  2. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  3. Must have never been convicted of a felony or domestic violence.
  4. Must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation.
  5. Must have completed an accredited Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy, have completed an equivalent law enforcement training program approved by the Mississippi Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission, or be able to complete the basic Police Academy course.
  1. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work. Must be able to remain on feet for long periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, pull, push, climb, balance, walk, and run. Must be able to restrain, lift and/or carry adults of varying weights.
  2. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including firearms, automobile, office equipment, radio, telephone, etc.
  3. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures and loud noises.
  4. The work environment involves moderate exposure to hazards and physical risk to personal safety. The candidate must be physically fit and able to defend one’s self from attack or physical assault.
  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate must be able to work ALL shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts, as required: overtime is mandatory. POSTED:  September 24, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled

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Workforce Trainers Application Pool Only

Position Title: Workforce Trainers (Pool Only) Position Location: Pool Full or Part Time: Part Time (Adjunct)   Position Summary Information This announcement is to retain a pool of qualified applicants. Submission of an application and our acceptance thereof does not indicate that there are positions open, and in no way obligates Northwest Mississippi Community College. Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Workforce Solutions and Career-Technical Education Division is looking for a pool of part-time Workforce Trainer(s) to teach Forklift Operations classes on-site at various manufacturing and distribution centers throughout Desoto County.  The candidate should have extensive forklift operation experience and knowledge of OSHA General Industry Standards regarding safe operation (29 CFR 1910.178: Powered industrial trucks). Prefer candidates with OSHA 10-Hour or 30-Hour General Industry credential. The candidate should have either successfully completed a Forklift Train-the-Trainer course or be prepared to complete one prior to starting. The position is part-time, meaning training hours will vary throughout the year, and is contingent on project funding approval from the Mississippi Community College Board. Job responsibilities:

  • Provide quality, hands-on, equipment specific instruction for any/all of the following types:
    • Sit Down
    • Reach
    • Order Picker
    • Dock Stocker
    • Swing Reach
  • Maintain a clean and safe training environment
  • Ensure proper safety requirements are taught extensively and supervises all training experiences
  • Checks, maintains, and reports as required the accurate attendance and absences for each trainee
  • Develops and maintains the progress of each trainee in the program
  • Completes enrollment and follow-up reports
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Associate Dean of Workforce Solutions & Manufacturing Programs
For more information please contact:

Contact Name: Jay Treadway

Contact Title: Olive Branch Campus Director/Workforce Solutions Coordinator

Contact Phone: 662-996-1927

Contact Email: jtreadway@northwestms.edu

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CUSTODIAN, FULL TIME - Deadline for Application: Open until filled


  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift and carry 30 pounds
  • Must be able to work from 4ft step ladder, continuously walk, climb stairs, stand, bend, and squat
  • Must be able to perform limited high work requiring stretching and reaching above head and shoulders
  • Minimum 1 year experience and working knowledge with janitorial equipment and supplies
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred
  1. Efficiently perform basic housekeeping duties, including but not limited to:
    1. Sweep and mop floors
    2. Vacuums carpet and upholstery
    3. Dust and polish furniture, shelving, etc.
    4. Empty and clean trash containers, dispose of trash in a sanitary manner
    5. Clean, sanitize, and restock bathroom facilities
    6. Clean kitchen/ breakroom areas
    7. Wipes down glass surfaces.
    8. Clean entry doors and all windows inside and outside.
    9. Dry clean building porches and entrances.
    10. All other duties as assigned.
  2. Respond to calls for custodial problems, such as spills, special needs, etc.
  3. Appropriately use and dispense janitorial chemicals as needed
  4. Contribute to overall custodial team efforts in a professional manner.  Position is customer focused and requires verbal communication.
  5. Maintain a professional work environment, abiding by NWCC rules and policies.
  6. Participate in daily team meetings.  Attend safety meetings.
  7. Available to respond to housekeeping needs during after hour emergencies and inclement weather events.
  8. Report directly to Assistant Supervisor and Supervisor of Custodial Services
  9. Any and all other duties as assigned by Assistant Supervisor/ Supervisor of Custodial Services and/ or Director or/ Assistant Director of Physical Plant
POSTED:  June 26, 2019 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  Open until filled

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Landscape Laborer – Full time and Seasonal Part Time - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined

POSITION:  Landscape Laborer –  Full time and Seasonal Part Time QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, continuously walk, stand, bend, squat, and sit
  • Must be able to work in conditions of high pollen, dust, or any other natural outdoor air quality
  • Experience and working knowledge with weed eaters, blowers, lawn clean-up equipment
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred
  1. Weed eating, mowing, and blowing of all lawn areas
  2. Work on seasonal lawn projects including sod installation, bed weeding, mulching, digging, planting, campus wide clean up, drainage projects, and winter prep for turf.
  3. Work conditions are outside in all seasonal weather conditions.
  4. Maintain a professional work environment, abiding by NWCC rules and policies.
  5. Participate in daily crew meetings.  Attend safety meetings.
  6. Respond to inclement weather events, possibly at times when campus is closed.
  7. Any and all other duties in the areas of the physical plant construction, maintenance, grounds, etc. as assigned by the Grounds and Landscaping Supervisor, Assistant Director, and/ or Director of the Physical Plant.
POSTED:  May 21, 2018 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  To Be Determined STARTING DATE:  Immediate

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