Admissions Office Manager


Blackburn College, a unique liberal arts college with a student-managed work program, invites applications for the position of full-time Admissions Office Manager. 

Under the direction of the Director of Admissions and the Vice President for Inclusive Enrollment this person’s primary responsibilities will include clerical assistance and support to the Director, Vice President, and the Office of Admissions recruiting staff. Additionally, the Office Manager will be in charge of overall office management, research and preparation of enrollment reports, and direct supervision of assigned student staff. 

An Associate’s degree and office management or equivalent training/experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database management, along with strong organizational, communication and planning skills required.  Candidates must exhibit the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and be capable of working independently, as well as functioning cooperatively in a team environment. Some evening and weekend work required. 

Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations including a description of what diversity means to you and how you cultivate it in the Admissions Office, a resume, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers/email addresses of three to five references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL  62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position.  Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small rural community between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO and has been called one of the “Best Small Towns in America.” It is the seat of Macoupin County and is within an easy drive to St. Louis, Missouri, and Springfield, Illinois.