Human Resources


Location: 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, 97420. Tioga Hall Room 504
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
(Closed Fridays during the summer)

Phone: 541-888-7259

Please note: If you require an accessible version of a document, or if you require any other accommodations, please contact Human Resources.

College Jobs & Careers with Southwestern

Do you enjoy working in a collaborative, stimulating environment where you can witness the impact of your work on student success? Southwestern Oregon Community College is looking for motivated people like you! With Southwestern you will have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally in a work environment that is supported and stimulating. Yes, you might just find dream college jobs or a career here. We employ more than 400 full- and part-time individuals who are positively making a difference every day in the lives of students, community and co-workers.


Location: 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, 97420. Tioga Hall Room 504
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
(Closed Fridays during the summer)

Phone: 541-888-7259

Please note: If you require an accessible version of a document, or if you require any other accommodations, please contact Human Resources.

Excellent Advantages and Perks

You matter at Southwestern. We offer a complete benefit package for eligible employees and their families with a broad range of benefit options, as well as a vibrant employee assistance program.

Inclusive Benefits

Covering individuals, families and domestic partners

Package includes medical, dental, vision, prescriptions, life and long-term disability insurance

Retirement Options

Membership in Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System.

Also, voluntary retirement savings options, including 403(b) plan and 457 plan with Oregon Growth Savings

Free Tuition

Covering employees and their dependents for education and fitness classes.

Available at Southwestern’s Coos and Curry campuses, and our online offerings.

SWOCC Values Equity

Southwestern Oregon Community College is dedicated to advancing a culture that provides equitable access to education and embraces diversity and inclusion of all people. This student-centered approach to education is fundamental to creating a sense of belonging and contribution toward a successful workforce, democracy and global society.  The College shall, with conscious intention, foster a diverse student body and workplace that is welcoming to underrepresented individuals and actively engages all.  The College shall create learning environments where people are encouraged toward curiosity and self-awareness, where students can be reflective and find individual purpose, and where globally-minded citizens are shaped.  Further, the College shall demonstrate this commitment by systemic infusion of cultural competency standards for employees within: professional development; the teaching and learning environment; administrative policies, procedures and practices; functional operations of the College; and services to students and communities within the college district.

Southwestern Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Southwestern Oregon Community College does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability status, gender identity, or protected veterans in employment, education, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulation.

People with questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact Vice President of Administrative Services in Tioga 512. Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368.

Who we are…

Inspired to teach, Dr. Judith Dornbach trains future nurses

I had my eye on Southwestern for many years when we were visiting the area 2-3 times a year. I would point at the college and say, “I want to work there some day!”My dream came true! I absolutely love my job and enjoy the students and the SWOCC family. My teaching philosophy is based on a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

Now, I’m enjoying my fifth year at Southwestern. I teach Pharmacology and the second year nursing courses. I’m based at the Curry Campus in Brookings, and more. With Hi-Flex teaching, I have the pleasure of teaching Curry and Coos Bay students.

I have found that the environment in Oregon has changed me, and my quality of life has greatly improved. I take time to “smell the roses” and enjoy the outdoors, the wildlife, and the beach. I enjoy spending time with my husband. I embrace even the smallest things in life and get really excited when I see wildlife in our yard!

How to Apply

Be successful in understanding the job application process and how to submit your application. If this is the first time you are applying for a position with SWOCC using our online system, it is very important you read the following information before applying.

SWOCC only accepts applications through our online application system and only for current open recruitments. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

This system allows you to

  • Set up your personal application profile.
  • Complete and update your application info.
  • Apply for specific college jobs.
  • Submit attachments such as cover letter, resume, transcripts, etc.
  • Submit Job Interest Card sending you an email of a Job Alert
  • You must have a valid e-mail address to access the system. All notices such as application receipt and status of your application will be sent to your email account. If you do not already have an email account, you may obtain a free one at sites such as: AOLGmailHotmailYahoo

Employment Application Process

  • New Applicants: If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you must create an account and select a Username and Password. Please click on Applicant Login to your left in the navigation area of this page.  After your account has been created, you can build an application by clicking on the “Create Application” link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening and for future job openings.  To apply for specific college jobs, please see the instructions below for Returning Applicants.
  • Returning Applicants: To apply for a specific job opening, click on the job posting from the list below, then click on the “Apply” link, enter your username and password and click “Login.” After you log in, click the Job Title link and proceed with your application.
  • To check your status on an existing application: Click on Applicant Login to your left in the navigation area of this page.  Enter your username and password.  View your status for each job for which you have applied.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess and that you submit the required application materials.  All application should clearly show that the applicant meets the minimum qualification as set forth in the job description.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please review the job posting of the position you are interested in for specific requirements. A complete application will consist of an online application and one or more of the following:

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Transcript(s) are required if college courses or a degree is a required competency. If college courses or a degree are a preferred competency, you must submit unofficial transcripts if you are using this competency to demonstrate your qualifications.


Individuals who have questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact Dean of Administrative Services in Tioga 512. Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368. All other issues, concerns, and complaints should also be directed to the Dean of Administrative Services for referral to the appropriate administrator.

Our Process

A committee of three or more people screens applications for full-time administrative and faculty positions, as well as full and part-time classified bargaining unit positions. The committee recommends a list of finalists to the appropriate manager.  The manager and/or college President may also interview candidates for full-time positions.  Finalists will be invited for interview by telephone; those not selected for an interview will be notified by email.


  • As our process requires the decisions and input of several people, it is not always possible to give a definite time frame as to when interviews will take place.
  • To check the status on jobs you have applied for Click on Applicant Login to your left in the navigation area of this page.  Enter your username and password.  View your status for college jobs for which you have applied.  You may also call us 541.888.7115 to check on the status of the search.
  • Federal regulations require that all documents submitted be retained by the college for two years.  No submitted materials will be returned and/or duplicated.  We require a new application for each position applied for, and it is advisable that you keep a copy for your own records.

The college reserves the right to re-advertise any position or to delay indefinitely filling a position if we determine that: (1) applicants do not constitute an adequate recruitment pool; (2) candidates within the pool do not fulfill the desired qualifications; or (3) the college does not have necessary funds for the position at that time or it is for any reason not in the best interest of the college.


Disability Accommodations

Southwestern Oregon Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer. If you have a disability and need special accommodation for the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at least three (3) days prior to need.

Who we are…

Meet our world champion – Chef Chris Foltz!

Chef Foltz brings 25 years of real-world culinary technique and training into his classes at Southwestern’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. This Certified Master Ice Sculptor also leads the college’s competitive ice carving adventures. In fact, Foltz holds claim to fame as the 2021 and 2022 World Ice Art team champion.

Foltz’s path to culinary instructor started in an inner-city. He was a young kid headed the wrong way and needing a job. A family hired him to work in their restaurant. He started work in the kitchen and fell in love with it. He found a safe place, a close family, and good food. Foltz stayed in Baltimore for culinary school, then traveled the world cooking excellent food in amazing places: Vegas’ Mon Ami Gabi, the Nassau Yacht Club in the Bahamas. He even studied culinary in Ireland.

“What I really enjoyed in the industry was the intensity of it. Now, I enjoy being able to prepare young people for that reality and give them good tools to use. Hopefully they get past the hardships and into what people love about the career. There’s so much fun, family, art, and just work. It’s a great world. It absorbs you and becomes your life.”

Compliance Information

Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report

Clery Report

The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” (formerly the Campus Security Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area. As a current or prospective Southwestern student or employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information. You may also obtain a hard copy of this information upon request by contacting Administrative Services at 541-888-7206.


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