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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

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.

 

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.

 

 

Senior 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.

 

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 Foundation Relations, and Grant Writing

 

REPORTS TO: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Foundation Relations, and Grant Writing will serve as a recognized campus expert in foundation fundraising and corporate philanthropy.  The Director will carry a portfolio of top foundation and corporate prospects that are critical to the College’s mission and fundraising goals.  The Director will provide a central suite of grant writing services available to Eureka College’s academic and campus community seeking support and expert guidance with their corporate and foundation fundraising strategies.  The Director’s own portfolio will include a select group of the most complex and important corporate and foundation donors to campus as well as liaison assignments to key academic and research areas. 

The Director, will work with the Advancement Team and other departments and will prepare multi-departmental proposals and reports. Additionally, this position will work with the Advancement Team to conduct industry and funding research to identify trends and determine new opportunities for Eureka College.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • The Director will develop and maintain a prospect pool of foundation prospects and will create written strategies for each prospect and work with faculty and staff to implement the strategies; draft proposals; prepare requests and accompanying materials for final grant submissions; visit with prospects and donors; and keep accurate data and contact records.
  • Work with internal partners to effectively frame and write on fundable projects/narratives.
  • Consult with and update Eureka College leadership, and other stakeholders on funding opportunities.
  • Write and present persuasive proposals and accurate budgets with compelling benefit packages for new and renewed corporate and foundation support.
  • Conduct necessary research to develop compelling concept notes and funding proposals.
  • Ensure proper stewardship and acknowledgement of corporate and foundation gifts, including writing of progress reports on funded project/initiatives.
  • Assist Eureka College administrators and faculty members in establishing overall College grant funding priorities, as well as short- and long-term grant funding plans.
  • Research grant and resource opportunities to include foundations, businesses, and governmental agencies.
  • Write, revise, edit, standardize and submit grants to funding agencies at a quality level that supports the likelihood of award.
  • Ensure grant submission criteria are met in grant proposals prepared by other writers or College personnel.
  • Develop and maintain a master database for tracking and monitoring College grant applications, pending grants, and grants received.
  • Participate in technical training provided by funding agencies and stay informed of changing grant standards and guidelines.
  • Provide training for campus individuals applying for grants.

                                                                                                                     

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze developments in specific grant areas and review previously submitted grants to determine need for revisions or changes in scope, format, and content for future submissions in previously published materials and development for use in new grant proposals.
  • Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material as required.
  • Assist in material design and layout for publication.
  • Arrange for typing, duplication, and distribution of grant proposals.
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions. 
  • Complete or assist in the completion of research and writing projects in support of the endeavors of the College.  May include but not limited to promotional materials, reports, and publications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

None

 

EDUCATION:

  • Essential Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution;

Desirable: 

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Essential: Must have 5 years of experience and proven track record in grant writing, technical writing, prospect research or proposal development or a minimum of 5 years comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting. Must have proven success in a fast-paced professional setting. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:  Valid driver’s license

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Recognized expertise and accomplishment in foundation fundraising.
  • Technical understanding of and experience working with foundation fundraising methods.
  • Demonstrated experience building successful, productive relationships with College or university administrators and partners.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as analytical, research and management skills.
  • Familiarity with fundraising systems and strong command of MS Office Suite of products.

Maturity, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Physical Environment:  The office is located on the second floor of a building that does not have an elevator.  The building does not have restroom facilities therefore the employee must transfer between buildings in outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level is typically quiet to moderate.

Physical Demand:  Requires climbing of stairs. 

Sensory Attention:   May experience eyestrain or occasional headaches from computer utilization.

Mental Demands:  May experience high pressure situations and stress over meeting deadlines.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Normal workday is Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM including one hour allocated for lunch.  Flexibility in work schedule is required to accommodate occasional evening and weekend hours and travel.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Faculty

Adjunct - Earth Science

 

POSITION SUMMARY: Part-time adjunct to teach one section of Earth Science with a lab in Fall 2021.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  

  • All degree requirements must be completed by the beginning of the fall semester. Position will begin on August 17, 2021.
  • Teach 1 undergraduate PHS111 Introduction to Earth Science Course with a lab
  • Maintain office hours for student support 

 

EDUCATION:

Essential: Master of Science in relevant degree area

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: Experience in teaching

 

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.

 

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.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Submit cover letter and curriculum vita electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Earth Science Adjunct” 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.

 

 

Athletics

Softball Head Coach / Event Manager

 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

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 softball, 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 a Division III NCAA softball 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.
  • Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes on the team with a specific focus on student retention and graduation rates.
  • 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.
  • Provide administrative and organizational support to the Director of Athletics at select athletics home events, including assistance in event oversight, venue setup/breakdown, media relations and student worker supervision.

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 Media Relations Coordinator.
  • 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.

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

Manage and supervise any assistant coaches, team managers or 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 playing experience         

Desirable:  Master’s Degree.

 

EXPERIENCE: 

Essential: Playing and/or coaching softball at the high school, club, and/or college level.

Desirable: 1-3 years of collegiate coaching experience.

 

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 the sport program, rules and regulations, including NCAA and SLIAC (as applicable in softball), 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 and electronic mail.

 

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 both indoor and outdoor, in office environment and in gyms, on playing fields, 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. 

 

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 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday through Friday with one hour allocated for lunch.  Flexibility in work schedule is required to accommodate occasional evening and weekend hours and travel.

 

Application Materials:

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Head Softball 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 Josey in the Commons to apply or email at jlauritzen@eureka.edu