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 members 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 universities to ever award a bachelor's degree to a future President 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.

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Staff

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Insitutional Advancement and the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Provides executive support to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and logistical assistance to Advancement Services by coordinating financial records, meetings, conferences, and special projects.  Compilation and maintenance of highly confidential and sensitive information in support of the College’s and Advancement Office’s goals and initiatives, while consistently providing excellent customer service to a diverse group of external and internal contacts from all levels of an organization. The executive assistant also ensures that the Institutional Advancement department operates at optimal efficiency and effectiveness regarding all administrative and management functions thereby allowing the department to meet the College’s philanthropic goals.  

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • This position will also take sole responsibility or assist the VP with special IA projects and events including communicating goal expectations and the IA metrics on behalf of the VP, gathering ideas, and developing those ideas into draft IA communications.
  • In addition, this position will prepare all board reports, strategic documents, and communications to prepare the VP in meeting with the President, BOT, internal and external constituencies.
  • Provides executive assistance to the Vice President, including coordinating the VP’s

calendar, and travel and expenses, planning and setting up his/her meetings.

  • Provides customer service leadership as the initial contact in the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs, including daily interface with faculty, staff, facilities, students, alumni and other VIP visitors.
  • Responsible for the procurement of supplies/equipment or services through the purchase order system. Must independently identify and resolve any issues that may arise immediately to avoid delays.
  • Assist in preparation of the annual budget and reports. Responsible for office purchases as well as A/P charges and receivables.
  • Fields and directs issues to appropriate individuals
  • Maintain schedule, to include scheduling appointments and events, and organize travel arrangements for the Vice President of Advancement.
  • Prepare correspondence, memos, agendas, lists, purchase requisitions, check requests, expense reports, and other documents; maintain files.
  • Provide general office support to Development and Alumni staff.
  • Coordinates reservations of College facilities for Advancement activities, and enters logistics, room set ups, etc.
  • Assist the department with special research projects or analysis.
  • Assist with Raiser’s Edge database input and maintenance of information.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of Development and Alumni events.
  • Assist in the fulfillment of direct mail solicitations; including material design, layout and collation.

               

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work in collaboration with other personnel in implementing special projects and events for the College.

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

            None

 

EDUCATION:

Essential: High school diploma. Experience in administrative support.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: One or two years of administrative support experience.

Desirable:

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Valid driver’s license

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications and electronic mail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Skilled in building strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Skilled in written expression.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The office is located on the second floor of a building with no elevator.  The employee must transfer between buildings and place the employee in outdoor weather 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 noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Normal workday is Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM including one hour allocated for lunch with a maximum of 40 hours per week.  Flexibility in hours needed to include possible hours in the evenings or on weekends for special Advancement events.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Submit your resume, cover letter and a list of professional references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put "Administrative Assistant to 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.

 

Associate Director of Career Services

 

REPORTS TO: Director of Career Services

 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Associate Director offers individual career counseling, internship, and job-search advising to students and alumni, develops and implements workshops/events, and develops positive relationships with students, employers, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents. The Associate Director serves as primary administrator of career services' technology systems, and provides leadership and assistance in web-based technology, data collection, management, and reporting. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the Director of Career Services, the Associate Director of Career Services:

  • Works with the director to assist students in clarifying academic and career goals through individual career counseling and guidance
  • Identifies, educates and guides students towards career relevant experiential learning opportunities (i.e. internships, observation hours, research, independent study, study abroad, volunteer experience, jobs, etc.)
  • Works with the director to help students develop and refine resume writing, interviewing, and job-search skills.
  • Develops and delivers workshops and career-related programs.
  • Creates and manages career services' information distribution including website, BrightSpace LMS course, social media (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), career management software (e.g. Handshake)
  • Develops and/or improves mechanisms for tracking and reporting data/statistics, for both internal and external audiences with a focus on tracking and reporting First Destination Study (FDS) data to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
  • Creates and/or updates and publishes electronic and print marketing materials; assists with the planning and promotion of career services to students, alumni, faculty, and employers through marketing efforts.
  • Helps to plan and implement the Eureka College/alumni Career L.A.U.N.C.H. (Leaders and Alumni Unite to Navigate Career Help) annual career development conference
  • Assists with planning and implementation of additional career events (i.e. fairs, employers/grad school visits, off campus trips, etc.)
  • Assists with student worker badging program & Iowa Grow program; train staff/internship supervisors and verifies badging requirements; collaborate with external partners to update student badging data.
  • Collaborates with internal and external partners to implement and manage campus financial literacy programs and services
  • Assists with First Generation Program planning and events as needed.
  • Supervises student workers and/or interns when necessary.
  • Advises the director in the selection process for acquisition of career-related software and department technology-related issues.
  • Collaborates with director, alumni, internal and external resources to create and/or update a career development programming calendar of events
  • Works with internal and external partners for badging training, database updates, meetings, updates the director regarding process changes, etc.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves on various college committees as assigned.
  • Evening and weekend attendance at college functions as required.
  • Attends professional development, trainings, conferences, etc. when applicable
  • Collaborates with the director to serve roles on the College Career Consortium of Illinois
  • Develops & fosters relationships with businesses for student internship/career opportunities
  • Process department credit cards, invoices and purchase orders
  • Other duties as assigned

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

May supervise student worker(s)

 

EDUCATION:

Essential: Bachelor’s degree in student personnel or related field

Desirable: Master’s degree in student personnel or related field

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: 

  • 2 years’ experience in career development and/or job search counseling
  • Proficiency with personal computers, related hardware/software, web page maintenance, data collection

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Strong student advocacy with proven ability to work with a diverse populations;
  • Excellent project follow-through ability;
  • Team-building skills focused on student interaction/relationships;
  • Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills;
  • Capable of finding and implementing innovative methods/resources to enhance the department;
  • Seeks out and shares ideas for department wide process improvements;
  • A thorough understanding of the liberal arts;
  • Polished presentation skills; and
  • A positive attitude with a sense of humor.

 

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 quiet to moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Normal work day is Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM, including one hour allocated for lunch. Some flexibility for evening or weekend hours may be required.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Submit your resume, cover letter and a list of professional references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Associate Director of Career Services” 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.

 

 

Visit and Event Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

 

REPORTS TO: Dean of Enrollment Management

 

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the professional and efficient scheduling and coordinating of prospective student visits, welcoming visitors to campus, leading & managing Ambassador Student group and assisting with office tasks. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Operate telephone switchboard. Front office and meeting room tidiness, order, inventory and stock supplies.
  • Greet persons entering establishment and direct or coordinate an escort for them.
  • Coordinate campus visits for prospective students to include appointments with professors, coaches, and admissions counselors; coordinating logistics, communications and other activities. Trouble shoot any visit issues.
  • Provide oversight, in coordination with the Senior Admissions Counselor, to the Admission Ambassadors and assign accordingly.
  • Provide training, scheduling and performance evaluations to Admission Ambassadors.
  • Provide oversight to a team of student workers.
  • Coordinate Discovery Days, Admitted Student Days, and other campus visitation programs.
  • Assess campus visit experiences through surveys, interviews, etc.
  • Completes reports as necessary and/or requested.
  • Work in collaboration with office personnel to maintain data entry and a strong working knowledge of both the Salesforce (CRM) and Sonis student management software programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Keep a current record of Admissions staff members' whereabouts and availability.
  • Process all applicant transcripts and test scores into CRM and Sonis systems.
  • Coordinate the use of the campus car.  Maintain and update the calendar, gas credit cards, and key. Ensure that maintenance of the vehicles is done when necessary.
  • Schedule meeting rooms as needed for events and training activities.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

Student workers, Admission Ambassadors

 

EDUCATION:

Essential: High School diploma or equivalent

Desirable: Bachelor’s Degree

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: 1-2 years’ experience in event coordination & customer service

Desirable:  Previous experience in Admissions

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

None required

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: 

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Skilled in organization, prioritization, attention to detail and time management.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and electronic mail.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population.
  • Polite and pleasant telephone presentation skills.
  • Multi-tasking, Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat & Instagram

 

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 frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; 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 office is located in a building with multiple floors that does not have 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.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Normal work schedule is 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday with one hour allocated for lunch.  Hours outside of this schedule may be necessary for specific Recruiting, Training, Marketing and Admissions events.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Submit your resume, cover letter and a list of professional references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Visit Coordinator” 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.

 

Groundskeeper

 

REPORTS TO: Director of Physical Plant

 

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:  Associates 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

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.

 

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.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Submit your resume electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Groundskeeper” 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.

 

 

Marketing Coordinator

 

REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing & Communications

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for College print media within specified departments and additional support as requested from President’s Council

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Create, proofread, and edit copy for various marketing channels, ensuring consistent voice, theme and brand is being used.
  • Assist with developing and managing content and social media marketing programs, including blogs and various public relations efforts.  
  • Manage relationships with external vendors to ensure high-quality and timely execution of marketing materials. 
  • Conduct market research and identify trends in higher education. 
  • Coordinate marketing and community events, including overseeing logistics, coordinating with vendors, creating itineraries, and ordering marketing collateral. 
  • Photography as needed for on-campus events, may include nights and weekends.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitor Midas daily for AV requests and fulfill requests.
  • Manage AV equipment on campus, maintain inventory, manage students to help fulfill A/V requests and operation instruction. Clean and maintain campus equipment as necessary. Recycle older equipment, maintain storage for older AV equipment.
  • Work with outside vendors for events, including Prospect sound, Advanced Audio, Intech, Frontier, and event coordinators.

 

EDUCATION:

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

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: Minimum 2 years experience in Marketing

Desirable: 3 years in creative work—publishing, photography, print and web design.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

None required

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and After Effects
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Skilled in organization, attention to detail and time management.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and electronic mail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • General photography skills

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Physical Environment:  Primarily office environment where the noise level is typically quiet to moderate.  Must be able to transfer between buildings and navigate throughout the campus to capture photographic moments in a variety of settings and to assist with campus events.

Physical Demands:  May require climbing of stairs.  May require bending, stooping, lifting and carrying not to exceed 50 lbs.  May require standing for long periods of time.

Sensory Attention:  Frequent near vision for reading and computer utilization which may cause eyestrain and occasional headaches.

Mental Demands:  May experience stress from managing multiple tasks with tight deadlines.

 

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.  

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Marketing Coordinator” 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.

 

 

 

Director of Annual Giving

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Director will serve as the strategic leader for annual giving across Eureka College. The Director will demonstrate extensive experience with executing visionary annual giving programs at the higher education level that meet ambitious quantitative objectives. Well versed in industry best practices, the Director will lead direct marketing (mail and email), Phonathon, crowdfunding, and special initiatives, including Giving Day, for constituent groups including alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the College.

 

Serving as a strong collaborative partner, advisor, and mentor to staff across the College with annual giving responsibilities, the Director will be responsible for developing a transformative vision for the program across the College to meet goals for increased retention and acquisition of donors, and a strengthened pipeline of donors, with emphasis on support from undergraduate alumni.

 

This position will report, and collaborate with the VP of Institutional Advancement

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Serve as lead College strategist for annual giving programs;
  • Develop and execute comprehensive transformational strategies for annual giving that achieve the College goals for donor retention and acquisition, growth in both donors and dollars, and increased support from undergraduate alumni;
  • Identify and execute targeted annual giving strategies for key audiences, including LYBUNTS, SYBUNTS, futures/non-donors, undergraduate alumni, recent graduates, graduate alumni, reunion-year alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and students;
  • Act as enthusiastic champion for innovation within the Annual Giving program;
  • Advise and mentor staff in the College with annual giving responsibilities;
  • Continually evaluate existing programs, strategies and tactics and recommend and implement future approaches for annual giving;
  • Monitor industry best practices, trends, issues, and technologies, and propose innovative strategies and tactics to advance divisional and College objectives;
  • Identify and track appropriate metrics, and develop reports to monitor and shape program success;
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in Advancement to execute strategies for leadership annual giving;
  • Partner with Communications and Marketing on cultivation and stewardship programs for annual giving donors; and
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Alumni Affairs, Communications and Marketing, Development, Gift Planning and Advancement Services to further the College goals for annual giving.

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

Supervise student worker(s) who provide administrative support for the office.  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:  A bachelor's degree is required for this position with preference for marketing. 

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • expertise in annual giving and direct marketing principles, strategies and tactics;
  • outstanding strategic communications, writing, and editing skills;
  • extensive experience with digital and direct marketing;
  • knowledge of audience analysis, marketing analytics, and metrics;
  • experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT or similar software;
  • strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills;
  • the ability to maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations, and meet deadlines;
  • creativity in developing innovative annual giving and strategies; and
  • the ability to contribute in a high-performing team environment.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: 

None required

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Personable; willingness to learn, initiative taker
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships to support goals/mission.
  • Desire to work in a highly collaborative team-based environment.
  • Ability to plan for the big picture while attending to numerous details.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities/activities.
  • Able to work flexible hours, which include evenings and weekends.
  • Director works with other departments to ensure coordination of special events, public relations, and outreach.

 

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 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.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Normal work day is Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM, including one hour allocated for lunch.  Flexibility is needed for periodic evening and weekend hours for donor events and meeting deadlines.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Freshman Admissions Counselor” 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.

 

 

Director of Development

 

REPORTS TO:  Vice President for Institutional Advancement

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Director of Development is a member of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement’s executive management team.

 

The Sr. Director of Development works exclusively in the area of major gift fundraising for the College and plays a key role in campaign planning and direction, with primary focus on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts of $25,000 or more.  Additionally, the Sr. Director maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects of 125 annually to cultivate and solicit, and supports the Vice President (VP) in his/her principal gift activities, work with the Board of Trustees, and interactions with the University President.

 

As a specific component of the Sr. Director of Development’s responsibilities, the Sr. Director works with the VP of IA in donor/constituent specific Development strategies, secure dates and plan for the VP’s and College President’s development activities, including local and regional constituency events, travel for cultivation and solicitation, correspondence and regular contact with donors.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Sr. Director of Development operates under the College’s prospect management system with the expectations of achieving the metrics below through demonstration of a high degree of professionalism, discretion, and refined written and oral communication.

  • Management and strategy development of a pool of 125 assigned, rated, and staged prospects generally rated $25,000-$1,000,000+;
  • Meaningful contact or attempted contact of 100% of the assigned portfolio during any six-month period;
  • Regular maintenance of prospect pipeline (i.e., planned and executed solicitations) to reflect a minimum of 15 major gift solicitations per year.
  • Varying by stage of cultivation, consistent movement of prospects in assigned portfolio in proscribed timeframe.  (As an example, it is expected that prospects will only be in qualification and early cultivation mode for 6 months, regular cultivation for 12 months, and pre-solicitation cultivation and consideration mode for 6 months.)
  • A minimum of 15 planned, strategic visits per month with many other interactions, meetings, events, and unplanned visits.
  • Regular updates to contacts, staging, and ratings so that all reports are current for supervision meetings and monthly progress reports.
  • Work in concert with Institutional Advancement colleagues, including particularly close collaboration with the Advancement Team, to conduct entrepreneurial prospect identification and qualification work equal to approximately 10-20% of all activity.  (More if Sr Director meets expectations of progress with assigned portfolio).
  • The Sr Director of Development’s financial objectives will be established collaboratively and with close review of the capacity and readiness indicators of the Director’s prospect portfolio.
  • Participate in all aspects of the major gift cycle, including capital gifts:
    • Initiate contacts with prospective and current major gift donors, including avenues of economic support for capital projects.
    • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for the donor portfolio.
    • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure.
    • Make solicitations when appropriate.
    • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude; convey sensitivity to needs of the donors.
  • Work collaboratively and strategically with college constituents on effective marketing activities for promoting planned giving, capital needs, endowments, and other long-range funding activities.
  • Participate extensively in community and campus activities to develop productive relationships with college constituents, alumni, donors, and business, government, and community leaders.
  • Maintain a strong grasp of institutional data and knowledge regarding the College’s priorities, programs, events, etc. in order to advance the interests of the College and more fully engage donors.
  • Work with the Director of Alumni Relations and the Director of Advancement Services to plan and execute Advancement Events.

 

The Sr. Director coordinates closely with the Director of Annual Giving to ensure messages and priorities are consistent for the mail and phone programs; as well as with directors in other areas (Planned Giving, Strategic Partnerships, other units) on mutual interest prospects and programs.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write, or aid others in writing, grant proposals and soliciting support and sponsorships.
  • Participate in on-going professional development through national higher education organizations.
  • Promote the College as a learning organization within its mission context.

 

EDUCATION:

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

Desirable: Relevant training in development and institutional advancement, including appropriate graduate courses and/or degree(s).

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: 5+years’ in a fundraising, and non-for-profit environment.

Desirable: 7 years’ experience as a development professional in the small college environment.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Valid driver’s license

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution; seven or more years progressively responsible development experience required, with at least four years in demonstrated success in securing major gifts of $25,000+; supervisory experience; familiarity with and experience following guidelines of an established Prospect Management System; computer literacy with MS Office suite or equivalent and familiarity with fundraising systems; superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

 

Experience in higher education, working with high-level executives/academics/leaders, managing volunteers, major gift solicitation and closure at the major gift level.  Attention to detail, ability to analyze and articulate reasons for giving, strong priority setting, ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment.  Maturity and diplomacy.  Analytical, research, and project management 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; 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 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.  The office is located on the 3rd floor of a building with no elevator so the employee must be able to navigate stairways.  Travel off-campus is required.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Normal workday is Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00 PM with one hour allocated for lunch.  Travel is required in this position. Travel may exceed 5 days per month. Flexibility is needed to allow for periodic evening and weekend hours to participate in alumni, donor and fundraising events.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Freshman Admissions Counselor” 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.

 

 

Director of Alumni Affairs & Advancement Communications

 

REPORTS TO: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Alumni Affairs and Advancement Communications reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and provides leadership, strategic planning, direction and support in carrying out the mission of the office of Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association Board for Eureka College. The Director will also develop the advancement communications to engage with Eureka College alumni, and external constituents. The Director leads and supports the Alumni Board of Directors while leading the implementation of programs that build stronger relationships between Eureka College and its alumni, supporters and friends. The Director effectively communicates the interests and concerns of EC’s alumni and friends to the broader campus community. The Director serves as a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement leadership team, and as such is active in feeding the donor pipeline by targeting alumni and friends with capacity for giving, and engaging the appropriate advancement staff to cultivate those relationships.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • The Director will have the responsibility for developing and managing development events and stewardship programs to cultivate and engage alumni, friends, donors and potential supporters of the College.
  • The Director will implement and support new Alumni Advisory Boards and other alumni- or corporate-based external advisory groups that will enhance the success of Eureka College Alumni constituencies.
  • The Director will implement and oversee on-campus and external alumni engagement programs, other alumni-focused activities, and alumni membership program with the purpose to increase alumni and constituent engagement in partnership with, campus stakeholders, and the College as a whole.
  • The Director also engages alumni in the life of the College through consistent and positive personal communications, including electronic, print, and social media. Champions exceptional customer service and meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, personal and professional development, and events and programs.
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of an effective regional network strategy for increased regional alumni engagement.
  • Provide leadership to the Alumni Board in decision-making and volunteer engagement that positively impacts their College relationship. In addition, grow the Alumni Board of Directors and continually cultivate the engagement of its members in Alumni Affairs programming.
  • Create, implement and evaluate an annual, comprehensive, strategic Development communications plan to raise internal and external awareness of Eureka College’s philanthropic needs and initiatives among key donor prospects, stakeholders and influencers, and to amplify and reinforce Eureka College’s brand and reputation.
  • Transform development communications to deliver against existing and new donor audience needs in partnership with Marketing and Communications. Simplify communication across the organization to tell a cohesive and inspiring story.
  • Lead planning and development of special initiatives fundraising communications, including case statements, web site, talking points and other documents and collateral as needed.
  • Work collaboratively to align donor and alumni messaging to build engagement with the audience throughout the giving experience.
  • Understand the needs of different donor audiences and effectively target key messages to specific groups using a variety of mediums.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communication teams to ensure that all donor-facing messaging is consistent and aligns with Eureka College’s messaging and organizational branding. 
  • Work with the VP of Institutional Advancement to determine the appropriate revenue structure that captures emerging trends in alumni engagement and is sustainable within the College structure.
  • This position will also have specific responsibility for providing direction and support for quality events, including development, stewardship, and public outreach events that reflect the high stature and academic mission of the College. In addition, this position will be responsible for stewarding the College scholarship and endowment programs, as well as assisting with donor-related communications.
  • Emphasis shall be placed on involving teams of volunteers and staff as appropriate, high standards for internal and external customer relations, protocol, and effective management of resources.

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

Supervise student assistant(s) as necessary.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing issues and resolving concerns.  

 

EDUCATION:

 

Essential: A bachelor's degree is required for this position with preference in communications, and at least 5 to 7 years of related experience in managing Alumni Relations programs within a college setting.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Valid driver’s license

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • The position requires exceptional organizational and communication skills, with high attention to detail; the ability to work with faculty, administrators, and volunteers.
  • The ability to anticipate organizational needs and proactively provide solutions is also desired.
  • Strong writing and communication skills are required, as well as the ability to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience in alumni relations and/or fundraising in a higher education environment or non-profit environment.
  • experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT or similar software;
  • the ability to maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations, and meet deadlines;
  • the ability to contribute in a high-performing team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Personable; willingness to learn, initiative taker
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships to support goals/mission.
  • Desire to work in a highly collaborative team-based environment.
  • Ability to plan for the big picture while attending to numerous details.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities/activities.
  • Able to work flexible hours, which include evenings and weekends.
  • Director works with other departments to ensure coordination of special events, public relations, and outreach.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The office is located on the second floor of a building with no elevator.  The employee must transfer between buildings and place the employee in outdoor weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job the employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions during event planning and coordination.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently 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 noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate; can be louder depending on event.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Normal workday is Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM including one hour allocated for lunch.  Flexibility in hours needed to include possible hours in the evenings or on weekends for special Advancement events.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Freshman Admissions Counselor” 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.

 

 

Part-time Police Officer

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Provide the Campus Community with programs geared to protect the lives and property of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the community through the efficient and effective delivery of public safety services.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintaining order on-campus pursuant to College policies, state, and federal law.
  • Providing facility and patron security.
  • Performing parking and traffic enforcement and routine patrol.
  • Conducting investigations.
  • Providing emergency care.
  • Documenting incidents.
  • Maintaining a good rapport with college faculty, staff, and patrons.
  • Providing assistance upon request.
  • Maintaining appropriate records.
  • Testifying in a court of law.
  • Wearing and maintaining appropriate uniform.
  • Maintaining current certifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION:

Essential:  High School Diploma or equivalent

 

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Current Certification from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a certified Police Officer. Ability to carry a firearm. Possession of valid driver’s license with a good driving record; maintain a good driving record throughout employment; possession of, or ability to obtain, a CPR and First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross or equivalent agency.

 

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS: 

None

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee consistently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee occasionally may be required 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 quiet to moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Weekends and evening shifts. Hours may vary.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.

 

Application Materials:

Submit Resume and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Part-time Police Officer" 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.

 

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Athletics

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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 Doug in the Commons to apply or email at dsimmonds@eureka.edu