Effective May 2, 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.
Tenure Track Position; beginning Fall 2016
We offer an opportunity for a creative individual to build a theatre and musical theatre program that is an integral part of a growing Performing Arts Department. Music and Theatre facilities have just undergone $2.5M renovation, including major upgrades to the theater space (lighting, sound, seating, and acoustics). The successful candidate would be responsible for teaching theatre coursework, directing a fall play and a spring musical theatre production, mentoring student actors and directors, academic advising, supervising student crews, coordinating use of theatre space with auxiliary service manager, and collaborating with admissions staff to recruit theatre students. Applicants must hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Theatre or closely related field and must have theatre, musical theatre, and technical theatre experience. Other desirable qualifications include excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to work collegially with many constituencies across the College community, and flexibility and sensitivity in working with colleagues and students of diverse backgrounds.
Please send a letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, names/addresses/telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three to five references, description of your teaching philosophy, and a work sample, such as a syllabus, to the address below.
For full consideration, please submit application materials by February 19. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Blackburn College is committed to diversity, and as an Equal Opportunity Employer encourages applications from women and underrepresented classes.
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.
Full time, tenure track; Fall 2016
Primary responsibilities will include teaching elementary level teacher preparation courses, including beginning and advanced reading methods, and other teacher education courses as needed by the unit. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching, be adept in the use of instructional technology, and be familiar with Illinois teacher learning standards.
Required qualifications include Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or another closely related field, demonstrated excellence in college teaching, have experience with the edTPA, and at least 3 years’ experience teaching in grades 1-6.
Send CV, letter of application, teaching philosophy, a work sample (such as a course syllabus), and unofficial transcripts to address below. Position will remain open until filled.
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the heating, VAV, LAV, air-conditioning and related mechanicals throughout the campus facilities. Since all HVAC is controlled with an energy management system the successful candidate must have significant computer and digital controls knowledge and experience. The position requires a demonstrated ability to teach and guide a crew of students in the development of the essential skills to carry out the routine maintenance of HVAC equipment. 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.