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Effective November 6, 2014

Blackburn College, a private, undergraduate, coeducational institution with a unique student-managed Work Program, seeks:


Blackburn College seeks an outstanding leader as its next Provost. Blackburn, one of the seven federally-recognized Work Colleges, has a long-standing commitment to access and affordably. Having raised enrollment 7% in just the past year, the College seeks to continue growing by capitalizing on its access mission, exclusive focus on undergraduate liberal arts, and its distinct, student-managed Work Program.

Charged with leadership of the academic program and many key institutional initiatives, the Provost is an integral member of the campus community. Priorities for the position include curricular innovation, student success and retention, and continued development of the Work Program towards career development focus.

Nominations, confidential expressions of interest, and applications are welcome at 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 Spanish

To begin fall 2015. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in Spanish (ABD may be considered) and be fluent. The successful candidate will be a language specialist and literature generalist (Spain and Latin America) who can teach the department’s varied offerings: beginning, intermediate, and advanced Spanish; applied linguistics; culture and civilization; topics in literature. Experience in Spanish education or ESL certification a plus.

In addition to teaching, the candidate will be expected to place and supervise majors in study abroad programs in Spanish speaking countries and continue mentorship of the Spanish club, Spanish newsletter, and campus language day. Interested candidates may also continue an established transnational colloquium. Willingness to collaborate with other departments is a plus.

Development Officer

Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Development Officer has primary responsibility for the direct cultivation and solicitation of a defined group (regional and national) of donors and donor prospects for gifts in support of capital, annual and other college programs. BA/BS degree; excellent verbal, written, and listening communication skills; strong time management skills; and ability/willingness to travel (nationally) at least 60% of the time is required. Minimum of two years development or transferrable experience with preference to experience in a higher education setting and familiarity with database programs preferred.

Director of Campus Safety

Reporting to the Vice President & Dean of Student Affairs, the Director provides leadership in building and maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Director will coordinate all safety, security, and emergency preparedness operations for the college. Bachelor’s degree, effective knowledge of law enforcement, ability to work collaboratively with local police, demonstrated supervisory skills, organizational and planning skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to relate well with a diverse student and staff population, and excellent interpersonal & investigative skills are required minimum qualifications to be considered for this position. In addition, because of the college’s commitment to the residential experience and the necessary close working relationship with students, it is an expectation that the successful candidate will live in close proximity to the Blackburn campus.

Assistant Athletic Trainer

The successful candidate will report to the Head Athletic Trainer and will work collaboratively in assuring that all aspects of athletic training are organized and managed in a professional and effective way. Duties also include the training, supervision, and evaluation of athletic trainer student workers in the College Work Program. Applicants should have a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. NATA certification, licensing in the State of Illinois, First Aid/AED/CPR certification is required.

Assistant Baseball Coach

Blackburn College has two immediate openings for full-time, temporary assistant baseball coaches for the spring 2015 season. The positions are seasonal, January 12, 2015 through May 15, 2015. The successful candidates must have a background playing or coaching collegiate baseball and will assist the head coach with practice planning, game coaching, scouting, recruiting student-athletes that fit Blackburn College and other duties assigned by the head coach. One position preference will be given to candidates with a background in pitching. Second position preference will be give to candidates with a background in defense and the ability to throw batting practice. Room and board and a stipend will be provided.

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 No phone calls or walk ins. EOE.