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

IT Specialist

 

POSITION SUMMARY: This position serves an IT generalist to provide troubleshooting, solution implementation and support for IT systems. This position will provide support for Mitel phone system, Mac lab, IT project implementation, help desk calls and backup support for system administration and data center.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports user access management with account creation and password support.
  • Provides primary support for Mac lab on campus.
  • Maintains and configures Mitel phone system and server
  • Troubleshoots problems and supports IT team in implementing solutions could include DNS, identity access management and help desk calls.
  • Maintains high-level of customer service in dealing with and responding to end-user requests.

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

May be required to supervise student workers

 

EDUCATION:

Essential: 

Desirable: Bachelor’s Degree

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Must be willing to become MAC certified within 9 months of the start of employment

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate work requirements.
  • Read technical manuals and keep up to date on computing technology as appropriate.
  • Ability to work independently to manage and complete projects.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Organize and maintain documentation and inventories.
  • Collaborative attitude with the ability to effectively support and encourage colleagues.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization, attention to detail and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

 

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.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Normal work day is Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM, including one hour allocated for lunch

 

Application Materials

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

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 “Director of Annual Giving” 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.

 

 

Freshman Admissions Counselor

 

Position

Travel to high schools and other colleges or universities within an assigned geographic territory, educating and preparing higher education-bound students on such subjects as the benefits of secondary education, admissions processes, financial aid and scholarship practices, and resources for professional growth.  Provides community outreach service instruction to students, in line with the College’s core values and strategic initiatives.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Develop, coordinate and provide educational sessions for high schools and/or other secondary education audiences.
  • Plan and implement travel schedule conducive to reaching the target audience.
  • Develop, and maintain relationships with high school, college, and university counselors to identify prospective audience and students for college-bound education sessions.
  • Interpret prospective student aggregated education materials and counsel on potential path in secondary education as appropriate, ie; grade-point averages in relationship to college acceptance.
  • Create, with financial aid staff, presentations to present/explain financial aid processes and awards to students/parents.
  • Presentation of identified outreach opportunities available to the campus community as part of continued service leadership preparation.
  • Communicate with prospective and admitted students through verbal and written communication (social media, phone calls, emails, texts, postcards, letters, etc.).
  • Arrange and coordinate individual and group student visits to campus.
  • Compile and maintain databases and mailing lists of potential students.
  • Process student applications and determine admission status to the College; communicating decision to applicant, advising on next steps, etc.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work collaboratively with other admissions staff to plan, organize, and conduct on-campus events and educational sessions.
  • Work with faculty, coaches, and staff in recruitment efforts.

 

EDUCATION: 

Essential: Bachelor's degree

Desirable: 

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: Prior work in an educational setting.

Desirable:  Previous experience as an Admissions Counselor in an educational setting

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: 

Valid Illinois Driver’s License

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Ability to achieve enrollment goals using initiative and self-motivation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, email, and social media.
  • Ability to develop proficient knowledge of Eureka College (including, but not limited to academics, campus life, and personnel.)
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information.

 

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 on the first floor of the building, but the use of stairs is required for entry to the building.  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:

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, some Saturdays and evenings. Travel within designated territory 15%.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.