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Effective May 18, 2015

Blackburn College, a private, undergraduate, coeducational institution with a unique student-managed Work Program, seeks applicants for the following positions. Application guidelines can be found at the bottom of the page.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Full Time

Blackburn College seeks an outstanding Chief Development Officer as its next Vice President for Institutional Advancement. As an integral member of the campus community, the Vice President is involved directly with many key institutional initiatives and serves as leadership to the Department for Institutional Advancement and its highly capable professional philanthropy team. Priorities for the position include completing our $25 million Creating Opportunity campaign, strengthening the overall culture of philanthropy of the College, fostering relationships with alumni, donors, and other friends, and continued development and leadership of the Department for Institutional Advancement.

Successful candidate will demonstrate a sincere passion for, and understanding of, higher education. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, although a Master’s degree is preferred, as well as evidence of continued professional development and five or more years of experience leading a comprehensive development program.

Nominations, confidential expressions of interest, and applications are welcome at hr@blackburn.edu. Blackburn values diversity in its work force. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A complete position profile and additional information are available here.

Professor of Computer Science

Full Time

Seeking applications for either a full-time, tenure-track or one year visiting position, depending on the qualifications of the applicant in Computer Science beginning Fall 2015. The position involves teaching a variety of undergraduate computer science courses in an ACM/IEEE-compliant curriculum. Small classes, required student research, and the nation’s only student-managed work program provide opportunities to mentor undergraduates in a variety of contexts.

While field of specialization is open, applicants with teaching interest in Software Engineering, Platform Based Development, Intelligent Systems, HCI, or Information Management are especially encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will be able to fill an immediate need to teach classes in software engineering, web development, or databases. Highly desirable qualifications include: Ph.D. in computer science, strong interest in teaching and student research, and ability to teach classes in software engineering, web development, and information systems. The normal teaching load is three or four courses each semester.

Building Maintenance Supervisor

Full Time

Responsible for the maintenance and repair of 20 campus buildings, using a student work crew. Primary emphasis will be exterior carpentry repair and maintenance, but will include some interior work as well. Experience in commercial building maintenance and supervision is required. Must be team oriented and serve in a rotating on-call capacity for after hours and weekend emergencies and service. High school diploma or equivalent required; some college credit preferred. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 30, 2105.

Campus Services Supervisor

Full Time

Responsible for supervising, training, planning, and maintaining the College janitorial operations at a high standard using a student work crew. Record of successful supervisory and teaching/mentoring experience is required. Must possess significant knowledge and experience in commercial janitorial services as well as significant supervisory and training experience. Must be team oriented and serve in a rotating on-call capacity for after hours and weekend emergencies and service. High school diploma or equivalent required; some college credit preferred. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 30, 2105.

Director of Physical Plant

Full Time

Responsible for all aspects of facilities management including leadership and management of assigned staff, plant operations, facilities renovation, capital improvement projects, utilities, custodial services, and grounds. Reports to the Vice President for Administration and Finance and will maintain and develop initiatives that enhance the campus environment to enrich student life, learning, and work environments. Have a bachelor’s degree in Plant Engineering, Facilities Management, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in comprehensive facilities management, ideally in higher education. Supervisory experience is required. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, customer service, adaptability, and professionalism. Must be team oriented and serve in a rotating on-call capacity for after hours and weekend emergencies and service. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 30, 2105.

HVAC Supervisor

Full Time

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the heating and air conditioning systems for the entire college campus, which includes 20 buildings, including a LEED certified science building. The HVAC is controlled with an energy management system requiring the successful candidate to possess significant computer and digital controls knowledge and experience. Requires a demonstrated ability to teach and guide a crew of approximately eight students in the development of the essential skills to carry out the routine maintenance of HVAC equipment. Must be team oriented and serve in a rotating on-call capacity for after hours and weekend emergencies and service. Technical certification and some college preferred. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 30, 2105.

Grounds/Motor Pool Supervisor

Full Time

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of 90-acres of campus grounds and outdoor sports facilities, along with the management and coordination of the motor fleet, using a student work crew. Will also oversee the maintenance and repair of campus vehicles and equipment. Must be team oriented and serve in a rotating on-call capacity for after hours and weekend emergencies and service. Landscaping experience and strong organizational skills required. Pesticide certification and some college preferred. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 30, 2105.

Janitorial Supervisors

Part Time

Two Part-time Campus Services staff are needed to perform janitorial duties and supervise and train student work crews. Record of successful supervisory and teaching/mentoring experience is required. Must possess knowledge and experience in commercial janitorial services as well as supervisory and training experience. High school diploma or equivalent required; some college credit preferred. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 30, 2105.


Send resume, cover letter, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current references to Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Avenue, Ludlum 209, Carlinville, IL 62626, or hr@blackburn.edu. No phone calls or walk ins. Applicants must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. EOE.