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Senior HR Generalist

Eureka College
Human Resources
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530-1500
Telephone: 309-467-6312

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About the College

Focused on “excellence in learning, service, and leadership,” Eureka currently has nearly 700 students enrolled in 23 undergraduate degree programs. The College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for three consecutive years, rated No. 1 in the Midwest on the US News “Great Schools, Great Prices” best value list twice, and is cited as one of fifty national “All-American Colleges” by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Chartered in 1855 by abolitionists who were members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka provides a non-sectarian liberal arts education and was the first college in Illinois and the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis—equality of educational opportunity continues to be a focus of the College. Alumni include forty-two college presidents, seven governors and members of Congress, and the 40th President of the United States.

The town of Eureka offers the ambiance of a small town combined with easy access to the amenities of metropolitan areas. Eureka’s mid-state region is Illinois’ largest business and commercial center outside Chicago. Nearby Peoria, Bloomington, and Normal, Illinois offer a wide range of cultural opportunities, with Chicago and St. Louis less than three hours away. Two private universities and a state university are within a 30 mile radius.

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

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Administration Openings

No openings at this time.

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Faculty Openings

Lecturer in Political Science

Part-time lecturer needed in Social Science and Business Division beginning January, 2015. Courses to be taught are PSC150 American Government (National) and PSC250 American Government (State & Local).

Position Requirements
Successful candidate will have, at minimum, a Masters degree in relevant field. Previous teaching experience is preferred.

Application Materials
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Adjunct Political Science” in the subject heading); pdf format is preferred, WORD format acceptable. Print materials may be sent to Lori Guth, Senior HR Generalist, Eureka College, 300 E. College Avenue, Eureka IL 61530. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Junius Rodriguez, Division Chair Social Science and Business, at jrodrig@eureka.edu.

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

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Staff Openings

Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost and Dean of the College

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and clerical support for the Provost and Dean of the College. Professional demeanor, prudent judgment and discretion, along with strict confidentiality and the ability to work with a diverse population are essential in this office. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, professional, and conscientious with strong communication and project management skills. This is a full-time position with an excellent fringe benefits package.

Position Requirements
Qualified candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office and electronic mail; demonstrate a solid work ethic and attention to detail; and have the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.  High School diploma or equivalent combined with 3-5 years experience as an administrative assistant is essential.   Experience in executive level support is preferred. Higher Education experience is a plus.

Application Materials
Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Provost” in the subject heading); pdf format is preferred, WORD format acceptable. Print materials may be sent to Lori Guth, Senior HR Generalist, Eureka College, 300 E. College Avenue, Eureka IL 61530. Questions about the position should be directed to lguth@eureka.edu.

Deadline for submission is September 22, 2014.


HVAC Technician

The HVAC Technician performs duties related to the repair, maintenance, operation, adjustment, and/or installation of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, and related electric or pneumatic control systems. The technician will assume on-call duties on a weekly rotating schedule with other maintenance personnel. This is a full-time position with a competitive fringe benefits package.

Position Requirements
Qualified candidates must have completed technical/trade school program or equivalent apprenticeship; demonstrate proficient knowledge of heating, refrigeration/air conditioning equipment and/or pneumatic and electrical control systems; and possess sufficient strength and physical dexterity including heavy lifting, bending, and access of hard to reach systems. Valid driver’s license and A/C certification are required.

Application Materials
Application period is closed.


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Athletics Openings

Eureka College is a member of the NCAA Division III, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

Assistant Coaches

Eureka College always welcomes the applications of qualified individuals from all sports disciplines who are seeking a position as an Assistant Coach. Red Devil student-athletes participate in Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Softball, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, and Golf.

The Assistant Coach will assist the head coach at practices and games, with scouting of opponents, and with recruiting of quality student-athletes. Assistant Coach is a part-time position with the season varying by sport.

Position Requirements
Associate Degree from an accredited college or university and/or related college playing experience with a high school diploma or GED. 1‐3 years active game situation coaching of a sport at the high school, club, or college level; or multiple years of college or professional level playing experience.

Application Materials
Submit cover letter addressing your area of interest, résumé, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Assistant Coach” in the subject heading); pdf format is preferred, WORD format acceptable. Written submissions may be sent to Human Resources, Eureka College, 300 E. College Avenue, Eureka IL, 61530.

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Student Employment Openings

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 State and Federal W-4 tax withholding forms before they can begin working on campus.


Admissions Office

Admissions Office Assistant – approximately 8 hours/week; 2 positions available

Duties include, but are not limited to, data entry, typing, filing, answering telephone, greeting visitors, conducting campus tours, preparing bulk mailings, preparing handouts for Admissions events, and contacting prospective students by phone or mail.
Must possess excellent written/verbal communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy, knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, and ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.

TeleTeam Member – approximately 4-6 hours per week; 1 position available

Make phone calls in response to prospective students, provide student’s perspective in answering questions about Eureka College, write postcards to inquiries, update Hobson’s Connect II system with call information, and mail requested information.
Must possess excellent verbal/written communications skills and be dependable. Evening work is required.

Cerf Center

Cerf Center Student Manager – Approximately 15-20 hours per week; 1 position available
See below for application deadline.

Cerf Center Student Managers support the mission of Eureka College and the Cerf Center by providing night and weekend supervision. Managers maintain the security of the building by locking and unlocking the building when needed, provide AV support for clients when requested, serve as positive public relations for the College in working with different clients, and aid in minor set-ups and tear downs needed in the building. Must possess effective public relations and communication skills, ability to move tables and chairs, and a positive work ethic. Some technical experience is helpful.
You must obtain an Interview Authorization Slip from Human Resources before requesting an application for this position. Deadline for applications is September 3, 2014.

Custodial Operations

Custodial Assistant – approximately 7.5 hours/week; 2 positions available

Clean and keep in an orderly condition the campus, residence halls, and office buildings. Duties include, but are not limited to, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, polish floors, and vacuum hallways, stairs, bathrooms, and office spaces, empty trash and garbage containers. Daily work hours are 1.5-2 hours per day Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Office Assistant – approximately 8 hours/week; 1 position available

Duties include, but are not limited to, assembly and mailing of financial aid packages to students; maintaining student files; assisting with reports/statistics; answering telephone; processing daily mail for the office; and data entry. Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality is required. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.

Fine and Performing Arts Division

Assistant for 3D Art Studio (ceramics & sculpture) – 10 hours per week; 1 position available.

Competent, strong and reliable “hands-on” worker.  Must be available to mix clay, fire kilns, and function as an administrative assistant to the ceramics department.  Business and computer skills related to supply, inventory, and orders are desirable.

Theatre Box Office Manager – approx. 3 hours per week; 1 position available

Duties include general organization of the box office, maintaining ticket sales and box office receipts, managing ushers for productions, maintaining theatre lobby, and updating TV slide shows.

Student Technical Director – approx. 3 hours per week; 1 position available
Will serve as liaison between Staff Technical Director and students. Duties include organizing students to attend work days and keeping the shop clean.

Groundskeeping Operations

Grounds Assistant– Approximately 10 hours per week, 2 positions available
Position Summary:

  • Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth.
  • Removes damaged leaves, branches, and twigs
  • Lays out and tends flower beds or other decorative vegetation.
  • Plants, fertilizes, and waters to maintain grass, flowers, trees and shrubs.
  • Removes snow and ice from walks and driveways.
  • Spreads salt; picks up litter; rakes, bags, and burns leaves.
  • Cleans drainage ditches and culverts.
  • Maintains driveways and parking lots.
  • May be asked to perform general maintenance tasks as necessary

Working Conditions: Work is performed outdoors.
Physical Demands: Specific physical characteristics and abilities are required to perform the work, such as agility, dexterity, and long periods of walking, standing, bending, carrying or lifting supplies and equipment weighing 50 pounds or more. Wears protective clothing required by the work environment or governmental regulations.

Humanities Division

Office AssistantApproximately 10 hours/week; 1 position available
Duties include management of websites, various clerical tasks, mailings, research tasks, answering phones. Qualifications include flexible hours, good writing skills, computer skills with websites and document design, organized, and able to work independently.

 Information Technology Services

Tech Support Assistant – approximately 7 hours/week; 3 positions available

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Update database in “eHelp Desk” to keep track of support issues, troubleshoot network/login problems, printer problems, hardware malfunctions, upgrade hardware and software components, deliver repaired computers and set up final configurations, configure/Install campus-wide, and lab specific software on campus-owned PC’s, test and repair student connections in dorm rooms, and data entry work.
Required qualifications: Must be honest, trustworthy, and willing to learn, possess good communication and coordination skills, experience with Windows operating systems and PCs.
Experience helpful but not required: Knowledge of PC hardware components and their functions, experience with DOS and other operating systems, basic knowledge of Local Area Networks and database functions. If you can operate a computer, you can learn this job.

Marketing and Communications

Social Media Assistant – approximately 4-6 hours per week, 1 position available
Duties included, but not limited to, supporting Marketing Team in content creation for social platforms, serving as an advocate for the College in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues with current and prospective students via social media channels, and attending campus events in order to document and post to official social media pages.

Must possess excellent written/verbal communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy, goal and timeline oriented, as well as knowledge of and comfort with social media platforms. Experience/competency with photography is a plus.

Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Strategic & Diversity Initiatives

Office Assistant – approximately 10 hours per week, 1 position available

The student will have the opportunity to enhance his or her communication and research skills, gain a deeper understanding of higher education, and work closely with a college administrator. The primary tasks include, but are not limited to, (a) keeping up with relevant higher education news and research, (b) helping to establish and maintain a resource database, (c) aiding in campus and community outreach efforts, and (d) assisting with training, workshops, and presentations. The ideal student will be assertive, organized, possess sound written and oral communication skills, and be able to meet deadlines and multitask. In addition, the student should be dependable, flexible, and trustworthy.

Student Programs and Services

S.P.R.U.C.E. Peer Educator – 1 position available, flexible 5 hour/week with some weekends required.

See below for deadline to apply.

What is a S.P.R.U.C.E. Peer Educator?(Students Promoting Responsibility, Understanding, & Care, Everyday)

Mission: We, the EC SPRUCE, Students Promoting Responsibility, Understanding, and Care, Everyday, exist to cultivate an atmosphere on the Eureka College campus that promotes safe, responsible, and healthy lifestyle choices for all members of our campus community.  While respecting each individual’s right to make their own lifestyle choices, we strive to offer services and support to our campus community to foster an environment where everyone is respected, responsible, and accountable.

What we do…

  • Provide resources and education to EC students in order to promote responsible decision making.
  • Plan and implement programming to educate EC students about the risks of alcohol and other drugs and Eureka College policies regarding those substances.
  • Provide regular alcohol-free social options to EC students.
  • Plan and implement programming to educate EC students about sexual health, safety, and responsibility.
  • To be an accessible, supportive, personal resource for all members of our campus community.

After you have obtained your Interview Authorization Slip from Human Resources, please email Sarah Jiter (sjiter@eureka.edu) to set up an interview. Interviews will take place August 28-September 3.

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Sodexo Student Employment Openings

For job application see Kathy Moore in the Commons or contact her at kathym@eureka.edu.


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