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Effective June 26, 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.

Development Officer

Full Time

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.

Head Athletic Trainer

Full Time

The successful candidate will be responsible for the organization and administration of all aspects of athletic training; including the instruction, supervision, and evaluation of student athletic trainers in the College Work Program. Applicants should have a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training/Physical Education/or related field. NATA certification, licensing in the State of Illinois, First Aid and CPR certification is required. Send copy of state AT license, along with information requested below. Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Qualified applicants should respond immediately. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Head Women’s Volleyball and Softball Coach

Full Time

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the women’s Volleyball and Softball programs—including recruiting, scheduling and fundraising. The candidate will be expected to know and adhere to NCAA Division III rules and regulations. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred; successful college coaching experience expected. Employment based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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. Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.