Effective May 18, 2016
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.
Director of New Student Orientation and Success
The Director serves as a professional staff member of the Office of Student Life under the supervision of the VP and Dean of Student Affairs and works to promote the success & persistence of all new students. This staff member will create and implement programs that will aid in welcoming and engaging new students to the campus. Qualifications: baccalaureate degree required, master’s preferred; previous experience in working with college student success and general student development highly desirable. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Director of Student Engagement/Resident Director
The Director serves as a professional staff member of the Office of Student Life under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Students and works to create and maintain a healthy environment for the academic and personal growth of students through Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations & Student Government. The person in this position will also manage a residence hall housing 80 resident undergraduates. Qualifications: baccalaureate degree required, master’s preferred; previous experience in residence life/membership on student activities or union board highly desirable. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Residence Life Intern/Resident Director
The intern will serve as a professional staff member of the Office of Student Life under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Students and will assist in all aspects of managing a comprehensive housing program for 400 resident students. The person in this position will also manage a residence hall housing 80 resident undergraduates. Qualifications: baccalaureate degree required + interest in pursuing work in student affairs; previous experience in residence life highly desirable. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Traveling Admissions Counselor
Candidates must be energetic, creative, highly organized and able to communicate effectively with prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and community college transfer counselors. Responsibilities include evening and weekend work, extensive recruitment travel, conducting interviews, telemarketing and electronic communication with prospective students.
Possession of a reliable means of transportation, valid driver’s license and state’s mandatory insurance coverage are required. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and working knowledge of personal computers. Prior admissions experience is preferred. Submit application materials as outlined below. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position.
Director of Annual Giving
The Director of Annual Giving has primary responsibility for coordinating fundraising efforts for Blackburn College’s Gideon Blackburn Fund. The position is responsible for increasing contacts with alumni and friends of the college, including local businesses and organizations. The Director of Annual Giving will assist the VP for Institutional Advancement in developing and implementing short-term and long-term fundraising plans to supplement the annual operating needs and other new or ongoing program needs.
Applicants must have a BA/BS degree, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong time management skills, and ability/willingness to travel. A minimum of five years of fundraising experience is preferred.
For full consideration, please submit application materials as noted below by February 19, 2016. Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position.
Temporary Janitorial Position
The successful candidate will perform janitorial duties and supervise and train student work crews. Record of successful supervisory and teaching/mentoring experience is required. Candidates 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.
Building Maintenance Temporary Position
The successful candidate will help with 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. As a member of a small and dedicated professional maintenance staff the successful candidate 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.
Adjunct Faculty Positions
Interested in becoming a part of the Blackburn Community as an adjunct faculty member, but currently there are no openings in your field? Let Human Resources know by submitting your information to be considered for future openings. Use our Adjunct Faculty Interest Form to let us know your area(s) of expertise and interest. Your information will be shared with Department Chairs who have open adjunct faculty positions in the area(s) in which you are qualified to teach.
Send resume, cover letter, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current references to Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Avenue, Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL 62626, or firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or walk ins. Applicants must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented classes.