Announcements and Cancellations

Class Cancellations:

Other Announcements:

Effective July 30, 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 Finance and Administration

Full Time

Blackburn College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The VPFA is a key member of the President’s leadership team, contributing to overall institutional strategy and operations. The Leadership Team consist of the Provost, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Vice President and Dean of Student Life and the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. This individual will lead and direct the budget process and will provide administrative support and advice to the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees. The VPFA will supervise four directors and has responsibility for the Business Office, Physical Plant, Financial Aid and Auxiliary Operations. There are 20 full-time staff members in these areas. Reporting to the President, the VPFA will join the Blackburn College community on or before January 1, 2016.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in financial administration and management. Candidates with experience in higher education and who demonstrate an understanding of the distinctive nature of the financial operation of a student managed Work College with an evolving mix of liberal arts and professional programs are encouraged to apply; however, candidates from other areas of financial management will be given full consideration. The new VP for Finance and Administration will have a proven track record of strategic decision-making and leadership as well as knowledge of facilities planning and management; Human Resources; debt management and budget development and management. A collaborative person of integrity with the ability to communicate with the Board, colleagues across the college, and external constituents is critical. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in a related field and/or a CPA.

A complete profile of the position and additional information are available here.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration search process will involve continual review of applicants until the position is filled.  For full consideration applications should be complete by September 18, 2015; however, applications will be received and considered until the position is filled.  Applications must include a letter of interest, resume and five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (MS Word preferred) to:

The search is being assisted by:

Oscar C. Page, Ph.D. Senior Consultant

AGB Search


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.

Performing Arts Positions

Accompanist and Adjunct Positions

Staff Accompanist:  Blackburn Voices Chamber Ensemble
Applied Music: Piano
Music Appreciation
Class Voice
Applied Music: Voice

Qualifications: B..M./B.A. in music required for accompanist position. M.M. required for music courses. Doctoral work highly desirable. M.F.A. preferred. B.F.A. (or B.A.) with significant professional experience will be considered for stagecraft course. Previous teaching experience preferred for all faculty positions.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Classes begin August 26, 2015. For more information regarding the position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Zobel, Chair, Department of Performing Arts, at

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 215, Carlinville, IL 62626, or 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.