Employment

ABOUT EUREKA COLLEGE

Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities.

 

Originally founded by abolitionist meembers of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and only the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The college, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central illinois, is the smallest of only 23 colleges and univeristies to ever award a bachelor's degreee to a futre Presidnet of the United States.

 

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within its administration, faculty, staff, and students.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion, and clearance, of a background screening.

Employment Categories

Administrative

Vice President for Advancement

Position

Serves as the Chief Development Officer with executive leadership responsibility for the management of all advancement staff and programs, including the annual fund, the Reagan Forward Initiative (including the Ronald W. Reagan Society), major gift development, corporate and foundation support, planned giving, grants, and alumni relations.  Full position description can be found h er e.

 

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, with master's degree in Institutional Advancement or a related field desired. Experience and significant success as development professional; Leadership/administration experience in a small college environment. Experience as a chief development officer in a small, private college environment desired. 

 

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Application Materials

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Vice President for Advancement” in the subject heading); pdf or WORD format acceptable. Print materials may be sent to Human Resources, Eureka College, 300 E. College Avenue, Eureka IL  61530.   

 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

 

 

Dean of Enrollment Management

Position

Provides the strategic direction and leadership for a results-oriented recruitment program through the admissions department. This position will serve as a collaborate partner with other departments in retention efforts to ensure the College maximizes enrollment and improves graduation rates in accordance with the mission, vision and core values of the institution.

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Develop and implement annually, recruitment and admission goals and strategies for the College that ensure comprehensive and effective efforts; including local, national and international prospective students.
  • Provide and implement strategy for prospective student outreach and follow-up for feeder schools and community agencies; design and implement a tracking and evaluation system to evaluate the progress of students from their recruitment through enrollment.
  • Work strategically with Marketing and Communication to ensure the development of engaging recruitment, outreach, and other related materials and messages.
  • Analyze internal and external recruitment, admission, and retention market data to adjust quickly to changing College and enrollment needs and trends.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and coordinate training to admissions staff in recruitment efforts.
  • Create reports and make recommendations as needed to the President and President’s Council regarding all recruitment activities and strategies.
  • Determine admissions policies and procedures that remain compliant under all legal regulations and accreditation guidelines.
  • Work closely with Financial Aid in alignment of efforts between the departments to achieve strategic enrollment initiatives.
  • Create strong relationships within the higher education and campus communities that will assist in recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Oversee the management of the Admissions department budget.
  • Ensure admissions policies/procedures are within National Association for College Admissions Counselors “good practices” guidelines.  
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve on college-wide committees as requested.
  • Co-manage, along with the Athletic Director, Athletic Recruiting efforts
  • Advise, create reports and make presentations to, the Admissions and Marketing Trustee Committee as requested by the President.  
Supervisory Requirements:

Manage and supervise admissions department staff.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance: rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

EDUCATION:

Essential:        Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university

Desirable:       Master’s degree

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential:        Three to five years in admissions with two years as an assistant or associate director/dean.           

Desirable:       Five to ten years in admissions with at least two years as a director/dean or associate/assistant director/dean of Admissions.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

None required

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office applications, database management, and electronic mail.
  • Knowledge of NACAC admissions “good practices” policies
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Strong supervisory skills

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The office is located in a building with multiple floors that does not have a ramp to the front door or an elevator.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. Travel off-campus may be required.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Normal workday is 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday –Friday with one hour allocated for lunch. Flexibility in scheduling is required to accommodate occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

Application Materials

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Dean of Enrollment Management” in the subject heading); pdf or WORD format acceptable. Print materials may be sent to Human Resources, Eureka College, 300 E. College Avenue, Eureka IL  61530.   

 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

Staff

Security & Application Software Support Analyst

Position Summary

The Application Software Support analyst supports and maintains the cloud based business applications: Jenzabar JRM, Financial Edge, Razor’s Edge, Ed Express, Google apps for education, and the Brightspace learning management system.  This position also provides backup for the Data Center Administrator.

 

Essential Functions
  • Works collaboratively with customers to plan goals and priorities of system
  • Implementations.
  • Maintains high-level of customer service in dealing with and responding to end-user requests.
  • Manage administration of the business applications and databases.
  • Review patches, features, and upgrades related to applications and applies them as needed.
  • Manages database user accounts for setup, policy, security, and access.
  • Manages the data integrity and importing/exporting of data between the CRM (Jenzabar JRM) and College’s Student Information System (Sonis) and other third party data sources.
  • Recommends, implements and trains users on new modules for process improvements and   efficiencies.
  • Reviews current practices for accuracy, efficiency, and improvements.
  • Recommends, develops and modifies policies and procedures.
  • Fulfills end-user request for program changes and training.
  • Serves as the primary technical liaison to application vendors. Manages vendor relationship for IT security training for faculty/staff
  • Backup resource for Data Center Administrator
Recommended Skills/Competencies
  • Knowledge of force.com or Salesforce platform and cloud based applications.
  • Knowledge of IT security best practices.
  • Knowledge of industry database best practices, database administration, windows, and productivity software (Office 365, Adobe).
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with and train people with varying degrees of technical experience and knowledge.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate work requirements.
  • Keep up-to-date on the trends, developments, best practices in computer technology.
  • Ability to work independently to manage and complete projects.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Able to use advanced logical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Exemplifies the desired values and cultural principles of the College.
  • Collaborative attitude with the ability to effectively support and encourage colleagues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both internal and external    constituents.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization, attention to detail and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume to employment@eureka.edu and include "SSA Analyst" in the subject line. 

 

 

Groundskeeper

Position Summary

Provide a wide variety of general activities to maintain campus grounds.

 

Essential Functions
  • Maintain grounds and landscaping in a healthy, attractive, and safe condition.
  • Design flower beds or other decorative vegetation.
  • Apply pesticides and/or chemicals.
  • Operate vehicles and power equipment.
  • Keep walkways clear and free of hazards, including snow and ice which may require early morning arrival times.
  • Respond to alarms and emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Follow and support all policies, College and governmental, including OSHA rules, safety regulations and guidelines.
  • Observe safety standards and practices, including operation of job-related equipment.  Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies.  Use as directed.
  • Responsible for the proper care and upkeep of all equipment used in the course of completing assigned tasks.
  • Act as an emergency 24 hour on-call contact on a rotating schedule.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain storage areas in clean and orderly condition.
  • Assist with inventory control and security of supplies.
  • Attend safety meetings.
  • Assist with setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.
  • May make minor maintenance repairs.
  • Inspect grounds, facilities, systems, and their components for the purpose of identifying and reporting appropriate necessary repairs.
EDUCATION:

Essential: High School diploma or GED

Desirable: Associated degree in horticulture

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: 1-2 years of related work experience         

Desirable: Higher education environment

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Valid Driver's License

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and follow directions and instructions.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse population.
  • Skilled in organization and time management.
  • Knowledge of standard safety practices and procedures.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Physical Environment:  Work is performed in outdoor weather conditions with variations in temperature.  Noise level is moderate to loud.

Physical Demands:  May require climbing of stairs.  Requires agility, dexterity, and long periods of walking, standing, bending, carrying, and lifting of supplies and equipment weighing 50 lbs. or more.  May wear protective clothing necessitated by work environment or governmental regulations.

Sensory Attention:  Vision abilities include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Normal work schedule for full-time positions is 8 hours per day Monday-Friday, part-time schedule is normally 4 hours per day.  Flexibility to cover vacation schedules or special events occasionally may be required.

 

Please submit your resume to employment@eureka.edu and put "Groundskeeper" in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to: Eureka College Attn: Kathleen Hermacinski, 300 E. College Ave., Eureka, IL 61530

 

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Sociology

 

Position

A Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sociology starting Fall 2020.

 

Position Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD or be ABD with the requirements  for the PhD completed by the time of appointment August 1, 2020. Desired are candidates who share a commitment to a liberal arts education and can demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, service and scholarship.

 

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

 

Application Materials

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names of three letters of reference in WORD or PDF, statement of teaching philosophy to employment@eureka.edu (please put "AP Sociology Position" in subject heading). Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. marygrace Kaiser, Chair of the Search Committee, at mgkaiser@eureka.edu.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

 

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within its administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Athletics

Women's Basketball Head Coach

Position

Demonstrating a willingness and capability to abide by Athletic Department, Eureka College, Saint Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III rules as applicable in women’s basketball, the Head Coach is responsible for the daily functioning of their team which includes planning, organizing, instructing, directing, and managing a program exemplified by integrity.

 

Essential Functions
  • Plan, organize, lead and direct an NCAA Division III women’s basketball program.
  • Organize and conduct practices to teach sport fundamentals and skills, game strategies, performance principles, and proper use of sports and training equipment.
  • Provide instruction in physical conditioning programs that will enable student athletes to achieve maximum performance.
  • Implement and conduct a comprehensive plan on game days.
  • Develop and administer a complete recruiting plan that will exhibit progression in talent of student athletes.
  • Serve as an educational practitioner promoting lifetime wellness among student-athletes with focus on the student-athlete as a whole person and encourage the development of psychological, social, mental, and learning skills necessary for student athletes to be successful in the classroom and in the playing environment.
  • Demonstrate and model sportsmanship and ethical conduct consistent with the mission of Eureka College, the Conference, and the NCAA.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of NCAA rules and complete mandatory annual testing.
 
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervise, care for, and inventory equipment and facility.
  • Make recommendations to the Athletic Director for program improvement based on sport evaluation and exit interviews with student-athletes.
  • Oversee and maintain accurate statistics for team sport working in conjunction with the Sports Information Director.
  • Maintain effective working relationships within the athletic department team and the College as a whole in order to contribute to the overall success of all sport programs.
  • Monitor expenses and adhere to fiscal budget parameters.
  • Oversee the academic progress of student-athletes on the team.
Supervisory Requirements:

Manage and supervise assistant coaches, team managers and student workers.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training of employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

 

EDUCATION:

Essential:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; or High School diploma/GED with related professional playing experience

Desirable: Master’s degree

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: 3-5 years active game situation coaching in basketball at the high school or college level; or multiple years of professional level playing or coaching experience.          

Desirable:  5-7 years of basketball coaching experience, 3-5 years of collegiate coaching experience; previous experience coaching and recruiting Division III athletes

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Valid driver’s license.  CPR, AED, and First Aid certification and any other certification required by applicable sport.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

·         Knowledge of women’s basketball, rules and regulations, including NCAA and SLIAC (as applicable to women’s basketball), realizing that violation of NCAA rules could lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

·         Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of coaching.

·         Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

·         Ability to deliver knowledge to and instruct student-athletes in an effective manner.

·         Knowledge of safety and first aid techniques.

·         Skill in identifying problems, evaluating alternatives and implementing effective solutions.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with a diverse population.

·         Knowledge of basic computer applications.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  Work is routinely performed indoors, in office environments and in gyms, and other recreational environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  Off campus travel is required.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Varies, typical office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM with one hour allocated for lunch although weekend and evening hours are necessary depending on scheduled events. 

 

Application Materials

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Head Women's Coach” in the subject heading); pdf or WORD format acceptable. Print materials may be sent to Human Resources, Eureka College, 300 E. College Avenue, Eureka IL  61530.   

 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

Student Employment

Eureka College offers part time employment opportunities for our students. There are a finite number of positions available and Eureka wishes to expand these opportunities across the greatest number of eligible students. To accomplish this goal, students generally are not allowed to hold two part-time positions simultaneously. Certain positions require experience or special skill which warrants an exception to this policy. In these cases the hiring supervisor must provide the Human Resources Office with written justification of the need to award the student an additional job. An exception to this requirement exists for students that work for Sodexo. Sodexo is a separate entity from Eureka College and a supplier of EC services.

 

A student must initiate a request for a job interview through the Human Resources office by obtaining an Interview Authorization Slip.

 

A work study award does not guarantee availability of a job or that the student will earn the total award. Paychecks are distributed every two weeks for hours actually worked.

 

Students must complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility form, provide original documents to verify Employment Eligibility, and complete State and Federal W-4 tax withholding forms before they can begin working on campus.

Sodexo Employment

Please note

Positions with Sodexo Dining Services do not require an interview authorization slip. See Patrick Higby in the Commons to apply or email at phigby@eureka.edu.