Knox College invites applications for the position Chief Accountant/Accountant. This is a 12-month, full-time position reporting to the Controller and is part of the Knox College Business Office. The Chief Accountant/Accountant will play a vital role in assisting the Controller and the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services with oversight of all financial operations.
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity, Knox is a vibrant and creative community.
Responsibilities include assisting with daily financial operations of the College including accounting, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll, financial reporting, and grant accounting; acting as a liaison for the external audit; assisting the Controller with the preparation and analysis of financial statement and tax reporting, as well as investments and fixed asset accounting; assisting with the supervision of the Business Office functions; assisting with internal controls in financial operations; negotiating the indirect cost rate applicable to the College's federal grants; maintaining the Business Office accounting procedures and policy manual; and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business; CPA preferred; five or more years professional experience preferably in a higher education or not-for-profit environment; knowledge of accounting standards; well developed interpersonal skills; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; and ability to present information and respond to questions from internal constituencies, customers and the general public.
To apply, send a letter of application, resume, Voluntary Applicant Self-Identification Form (PDF)(optional), Applicant Information Form (PDF) and contact information for three professional references to Knox College, Barbara Schulze, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401.
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Knox College invites applications for the position of Head Women's Soccer Coach. The position is full-time, 12 months, and begins no later than January 15, 2014. Salary and benefits for the position are competitive.
Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference and NCAA Division III, is a vibrant community of scholar-teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought, and diverse perspectives. We seek an individual thoroughly committed to the ideals of a liberal arts education who will engage with the entire campus to bring soccer at Knox College to the next level of competitiveness. The successful candidate will have a focus on supporting student-athlete success. More information about Knox College can be found at www.knox.edu. Information on Knox College Athletics is available at http://prairiefire.knox.edu.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the women's soccer program including: organizing and implementing a successful recruiting/retention plan, integrating the women's soccer program into the campus community, supervising practices/contests, managing the program operating budget, and managing the program in accordance with department/college/MWC/NCAA rules and regulations. Additional duties will be assigned depending on qualifications of the selected candidate.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree; Master's preferred, with at least four years of relevant experience. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and a commitment to the academic development of student-athletes. Experience in a residential liberal arts setting would also be beneficial.
Application: Send cover letter, resume including contact information for three references, Applicant Information Form and Voluntary Applicant Self-Identification Form to Barbara Schulze at Knox College, 2 E. South St., Galesburg, IL 61401. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Major Gift Officer
Knox College invites applications for a Major Gift Officer to serve as a key member of the Knox College Advancement team and play a major role over the next decade securing financial resources to assist the College with its global education mission. The Major Gift Officer is a full-time, 12-month position, and reports to the Associate Vice President, Major Gifts.
The Major Gift Officer is responsible for qualifying, engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding current and prospective donors while building and managing a portfolio of 150+ constituents. The focus will be on alumni, friends, and parents of the College capable of making $25,000+ gifts while also contributing at a leadership level annually to the College's annual fund.
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity, Knox is a vibrant and creative community. More information about Knox College's Office of Advancement can be found at Knox College Office of Advancement.
Cultivate, solicit, and steward Knox alumni, friends, and parents in an assigned territory or geographic pockets across the U.S. The Major Gift Officer position will be required to meet monthly and annual visit and proposal goals. The officer will also be responsible for identifying engagement opportunities for donors and attend Alumni Relations events for constituents within their assigned territory to cultivate and steward current prospects and identify new prospects. Overnight travel 7-8 nights monthly visiting prospects.
Bachelor's degree required. Preference will be given to graduates of liberal arts institutions. Should have demonstrated experience and proven success in major and planned gift fundraising, preferably in higher education or a sales and marketing environment. Seven to 10 years minimum experience preferred. Highly self-motivated and a self-starter who requires minimal supervision. Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with Advancement Department. Initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks and meet deadlines and visit goals. Excellent oral and written communication skills with all ages including speaking, writing, editing and proofreading. Demonstrate characteristics of good judgment, confidentiality and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents. Knowledge of and interest in supporting an institution which provides a liberal arts education with specific ability to convey information about Knox to others in a compelling way.
To apply, send a letter of application, resume, Applicant Information Form (PDF), Voluntary Applicant Self-Identification Form (PDF) (optional), and contact information for three professional references to Knox College, Barbara Schulze, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401.
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives/Sustainability Coordinator
Knox College invites applications for a Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives/Sustainability Coordinator to provide broad institutional leadership and support for the College's growing culture of sustainability. This is a full-time, 12 month position, and begins as soon as possible. Salary and benefits for the position are competitive. The successful candidate will report directly to the President of the College and will serve as convener for the President's Sustainability Task Force.
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity, Knox is a vibrant and creative community.
Work with the College's Sustainability Task Force and with students, faculty, and staff across campus to educate and increase collaboration among campus constituencies; work with students and relevant campus units to develop, assess and implement campus programs that will motivate and engage individuals and offices to act more sustainably; collect and integrate information to monitor progress on meeting college sustainability goals and share this information in multiple formats with campus constituencies; and in collaboration with the campus Advancement office, identify and pursue external funding opportunities in the area of sustainability.
Candidates should have a Master's degree in a relevant field or a Bachelor's degree plus significant experience helping organizations become more sustainable. Experience in campus sustainability practices, campus strategic planning, and campus master planning is highly desirable. Information on the Knox College community and our progress in sustainability is available at www.knox.edu/sustainability.
We seek an individual with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, the ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative data, interest in working with the surrounding community, a well-rounded conception of sustainability that is continually updated with professional development, and a contagious energy and enthusiasm for improving sustainability on campus through innovation and creative practices.
To apply, send a letter of application, resume, Applicant Information Form (PDF), Voluntary Applicant Self-Identification Form (PDF) (optional) and contact information for three professional references to Knox College, Barbara Schulze, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Visual Media Coordinator
Knox College seeks a Visual Media Coordinator to creatively showcase the College's diverse and vibrant character in photographs and video across web and social media channels. The Visual Media Coordinator will be responsible for managing and training student photo and video corps and in maintaining the College's digital asset library. This role requires someone who works well with students and key offices within the College to find creative solutions to meet marketing and communication goals, which is particularly important as Knox engages in growth and campaign initiatives. A passion for visual and social media, life-long learning, storytelling, and working with students are vital characteristics for this position.
At least three years of experience in photography, videography, and visual storytelling, including photo/video production, post-production, writing, and editing, is necessary for the successful candidate. A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, visual media, or a related field is required. Expert knowledge of required photography and video equipment and its use and a high-level of proficiency with photo and video editing and software are a must; a basic understanding of HTML and content management systems is desirable. The ability to work well in a team environment, a good eye for photographic composition, the ability to multi-task, and strong project management skills are also highly valued in the candidate.
If an opportunity to work, grow, and showcase life at a vibrant, residential liberal arts college is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.
Please send a current resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: Visual Media Coordinator Position, attn: Megan Scott, Knox College, Box K233, Galesburg, IL 61401. The inclusion of a portfolio or work samples is strongly recommended. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Knox College is a nationally ranked, independent, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries. The College is strongly rooted in its mission to provide a high quality education to all students regardless of race, gender, or financial means. The College recruits high ability students nationally and internationally who are fully engaged in shaping their academic and residential experiences. The culturally rich blend of students, faculty, and staff create a dynamic and vibrant learning environment that nurtures discussion and celebrates diversity. Knox excels in providing its students with a strong academic foundation complemented by real-world experiences, which prepare them for success in an ever-changing global community.
Associate Director of Admission
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community. The admission staff has been successful in expanding the geographic reach of the College and expanding the applicant pool to the highest levels in Knox's history. 60% of applicants are students of color or international students. College enrollments are at the highest levels in 40 years, with plans to further expand the size of the campus community and engage in a major capital campaign to sustain the expansion.
To support this plan, Knox seeks an enthusiastic, goal-oriented seasoned admission officer for the position of Associate Director of Admission. Working closely with the other Associate Directors and Dean of Admission, this Associate will be a key member of the admission team, contributing to developing, managing, and implementing recruitment strategies to achieve enrollment and revenue objectives. Specific responsibilities will be determined based on the experience of the candidate and may include managing the application review process, campus visit programs, data analysis and research, and/or other internal programmatic operations.
The Associate Director will also work within an assigned recruitment territory to achieve a high level of visibility for the College; identify well-matched candidates for admission; build relationships with high school counselors, alumni, prospective students, and parents; and guide students and their parents through the process of applying for admission and financial aid. You should be willing to travel up to 10-12 weeks per year and work extended hours, including evenings and weekends, on a regular basis during the academic year.
To apply, submit via e-mail a letter of application describing your qualifications, along with your resume, contact information for three professional references, and an Applicant Information Form (PDF) to Paul Steenis, dean of Admission. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Food Service Worker
Knox College is seeking a food service worker, 40 hours per week, 10 month position, varied shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Primary responsibilities of the Food Service Worker include serving, arranging, supplying and preparing made to order high quality food items following established standards and preparation directions. Ability to use proper food handling and sanitation practices and how to safely operate and maintain kitchen equipment, including good knife handling skills are required. Must be able to follow instructions and work closely with fellow Dining Services staff, as well as the ability to direct and assist student and temporary employees. May work in any or all dining service areas and units.
Previous high volume counter service experience or general food preparation required, high school diploma or equivalent required, must have basic math skills, and be able to read and follow instructions, sanitation certification highly desirable, ability to move or lift up to 50 pounds.
To apply submit application (available at www.knox.edu) to Helmut Mayer, Director of Dining Services, 2 East South Street, K-229, Galesburg, IL 61401. Applications are due by October 31, 2013. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.