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

Vice President for Advancement

Position

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

 

Position Requirements

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

 

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Application Materials

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

 

 

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

 

 

Dean of Enrollment Management

Position

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

 

Essential Functions

 

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

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

 

EDUCATION:

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

Desirable:       Master’s degree

 

EXPERIENCE:

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

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

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

None required

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

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

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

 

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

 

Application Materials

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

 

 

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

Staff

Administrative Assistant to Advancement

 

Position

Provide administrative 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.

 

Essential Functions

  • Greet visitors and answer telephone; take messages and reply to routine questions from faculty, staff, students, parents, and the general public.
  • 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 Director of Advancement Services 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 update of both the Alumni and Reagan Society social network sites.
  • 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 or GED. Experience in administrative suport.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Desirable: 1-2 years of related work experience

 

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 3:00 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 “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.

 

 

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

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Position

To provide leadership in the planning, organization, and coaching of the Eureka
College women’s volleyball program. The assistant coach supports the distinct
vision of Eureka College of empowering individuals to reach their full potential
through learning, service, and leadership. Based on candidate skills, the
successful applicant will perform, in complement to the volleyball coaching
position, other capacities designated by the coaching staff.

 

Position Requirements

Prior playing or coaching experience at the club, high school, or collegiate level
necessary. Exceptional attention to detail, well-developed interpersonal skills,
and ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with all persons. The
candidate must be flexible to a varying work schedule during the competitive
season, which includes travel as well as some nights and weekends.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as an effective role model for the student-athletes while also providing guidance for academics, athletics, and other areas of college life.
  • Assists in the effective management of a collegiate volleyball program as directed by the Head Coach.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the game with an ability to instruct and develop student-athletes on and off the court.
  • Regularly participates in the various aspects of team training on and off the court, including team leadership meetings, practices, and film sessions.
  • Collaborates in the evaluation of student-athletes and team from training and competition while also assisting in scouting opponents.
  • Aids in various aspects of match-day operations including various travel arrangements, equipment management, and other areas as needed
  • Adheres to all NCAA Division III and SLIAC rules and regulations

 

Application Materials

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

 

 

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

 

Student Employment

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Sodexo Employment

Please note

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