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.

Employment Categories

Administrative

Dean of Enrollment Management

Position

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

 

Essential Functions

 

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

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

 

EDUCATION:

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

Desirable:       Master’s degree

 

EXPERIENCE:

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

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

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

None required

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

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

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

 

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

 

Application Materials

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

 

 

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

Staff

Contact Tracer

 

Position

Work with the Dean of Students, Infectious Disease Coordinator, and College Administration to identify and contact individuals exposed to COVID-19.

 

Essential Functions

  • Interview individuals who test positive for COVID-19 in order to obtain a list of close contacts and facilities they have been in contact with while on the Eureka College campus.
  • Give education and guidance regarding disease and safe isolation practices. Ensures adherence to protocol.
  • Identify barriers and needs of individuals to safely isolate and recover.
  • Call students who are close contacts to a COVID-19 positive individual.
  • Collect and record close contact information as necessary.
  • Transport groups of students to and from COVID-19 testing centers as needed.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with contacts in a professional and empathetic manner.
  • Assure professionalism and discretion are being maintained.
  • Proficiency with computer software and ability to learn new software systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION: 

Essential: Associate degree or related field from an accredited institution or combination of relevant education and experience

Desirable:  Bachelors degree in related field from an accredited four-year college or university

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: 1-2 years of office experience in professional setting

 

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

None required

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Ability to maintain a strict level of confidentiality
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds as part of an educational team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Skilled use of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) and electronic mail.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Effective organizational skills.

 

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.  

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS: 

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training part-time officers and security personnel, along with student employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Flexibility is needed for periodic evening and weekend work depending on when positive test results are received by students.

 

Application Materials

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

 

 

Financial Literacy and Career Coach

 

Position

Eureka College has a one year grant funded position available to create an asynchronous online student driven financial literacy course. This course will be perpetually offered through Eureka College's learning management system. In addition, this position will conduct in person financial literacy guidance and coaching for students who request the service. The position will also work with Career Services to plan and execute Financial and Career events on campus. 

 

EDUCATION: 

Essential: Bachelor's degree

 

EXPERIENCE:

Revelant job experience required

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Normal workday is Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00 PM with one hour allocated for lunch.  Flexibility is needed to allow for periodic evening and weekend hours to participate in campus events. There will be flexibility for some remote work. 

 

Application Materials

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Financial Literacy and Career 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.

 

Director of Campus Safety and Security

 

Position

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

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs campus-wide police, safety, parking enforcement, security and surveillance programs in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.
  • Responds to and/or oversees response to calls for service, including crimes in progress, reports of crimes or suspicious circumstances.
  • Patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot or by vehicle to maintain security.
  • Enforces and oversees enforcement of applicable laws on campus; identifies violators, issues warnings and citations, and/or makes arrests as warranted; coordinates with external law enforcement agencies regarding responsibilities and responses.
  • Supervise all security personnel, including hiring, training, managing, and scheduling for night operations and special events.
  • Maintains effective Public Relations between the Campus Police & Safety Department and the Campus Community.
  • Participates in the development of and implements emergency procedures for earthquakes, fires, bomb threats, and other disasters; conducts building searches in accordance with predetermined plan during bomb threat conditions.
  • Plans and conducts campus wide emergency safety drills and training sessions (tornado, fire, active shooter, etc.) on a consistent and regular basis, including with outside first responder agencies.
  • Maintain log of campus incidents and activities.
  • Manage the department’s annual budget.
  • Oversees the issuance of parking decals and College IDs.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in on-going professional development through police training organizations.
  • Participation on committees as needed and/or designated.

 

EDUCATION: 

Essential: Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in law enforcement, police science, criminology, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field or equivalent related experience;

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: Three-five years of law enforcement experience.
Desirable: Law enforcement experience in a Higher Education setting

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Desirable: CCurrent 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.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, ensure a high level of data and system
    integrity, and deliver top quality customer service.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, good judgment in exercising discretion,
    willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges, attention to detail, and effective
    project management.
  • Understand, interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, guidelines, procedures,
    and compliance, including pertinent human resource laws and applicable state and
    federal wage and hour laws.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for recruitment, selection, training,
    compensation and benefits, and employee relations.
  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult,
    and emotional issues.
  • Proficient knowledge in payroll accounting software, Microsoft Office applications,
    and electronic mail.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

 

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.

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS: 

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training part-time officers and security personnel, along with student employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Normal workday is Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00 PM with one hour allocated for lunch.  Flexibility is needed to allow for periodic evening and weekend hours to participate in campus events.

 

Application Materials

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to employment@eureka.edu (please put “Director of Campus Safety and Security” 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 Human Resources

 

Position

Provide guidance, assistance, and support to the Chief Financial Officer, the College President, the President’s Council, and college community in administering human resources policies, programs, and practices, including planning, organizing, developing, implementing, coordinating, and directing.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provide integral contributions that are aligned with the College’s mission concerning
    employee development, people strategy, and structures.
  • Manage employment processes for staff, faculty, and students including hiring needs,
    recruitment, interviewing, on-boarding, disciplinary process, performance
    evaluations, and exits.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation to support the
    College’s compliance with such laws and regulations.
  • Support the implementation and consistent use of human resource policies,
    processes, programs, and systems. Provide recommendations for revisions as
    necessary.
  • Maintain an awareness of employee and personnel management issues. Recommend
    creative and practical solutions and serve as main contact for human relations
    inquiries and concerns.
  • Model positive leadership practices by coaching and training, setting and monitoring
    goals and objectives, and providing regular feedback.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as back-up or support to the Staff Accountant for completion of payroll
    processing for each pay cycle.
  • Serve as back-up or support to the Staff Accountant and Senior Compliance
    Accountant for various processes within internal control best practices.
  • Assist with contact tracing on campus as needed due to COVID-19.

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employee(s); planning, assigning,
and directing work; appraising performance: rewarding and disciplining employee(s);
addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

EDUCATION: 

Essential: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in Business
Management/Administration with a concentration in Human Resources or related field, or
equivalent experience

Desirable: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: Minimum of two (2) years experience in the Human Resources field
Desirable: Higher education or non-profit industry experience and hands-on payroll
processing experience

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Desirable: Certification in Professional Human Resources

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, ensure a high level of data and system
    integrity, and deliver top quality customer service.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, good judgment in exercising discretion,
    willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges, attention to detail, and effective
    project management.
  • Understand, interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, guidelines, procedures,
    and compliance, including pertinent human resource laws and applicable state and
    federal wage and hour laws.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for recruitment, selection, training,
    compensation and benefits, and employee relations.
  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult,
    and emotional issues.
  • Proficient knowledge in payroll accounting software, Microsoft Office applications,
    and electronic mail.
  • Effective written and verbal communication 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; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance;
stoop, kneel, or crouch, talk or hear. The employee must 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 position, the employee may be exposed to weather
conditions prevalent at the time.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Normal workday is Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM including one hour allocated
for lunch.

 

Application Materials

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to payroll@eureka.edu (please put “Director of Human Resources” 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

Nothing available at this time

Athletics

No openings at this time

Student Employment

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Sodexo Employment

Please note

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