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Counselor for Violence Prevention and Educational Outreach

Knox College invites applicants for a Counselor for Violence Prevention and Educational Outreach at the Student Health and Counseling Center. The Center is dedicated to providing health and mental health services in a safe and welcoming environment, promoting the emotional, interpersonal and academic success of a diverse student body. This is a full-time, twelve-month position reporting to the Director of Counseling. The Counselor for Violence Prevention and Educational Outreach will provide mental health counseling, sexual assault prevention and response, and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) counseling and education. Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.

Responsibilities include providing short-term, goal-focused individual and group counseling; providing crisis intervention counseling, including on-call response to students who may have experienced a sexual assault; providing on-going counseling to survivors of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct; developing, implementing and evaluating educational outreach in the areas of sexual health and assault prevention, alcohol and drug education, communication skills and consensual relationships.

Required qualifications include a Master's degree in a counseling-related field, mental health licensure in Illinois, two years experience in the counseling field, multicultural competence with the ability to work with a diverse student body, and experience with sexual assault prevention and counseling experience; evidence of 40 hours sexual assault training and graduate coursework; training and experience in crisis intervention skills, and demonstrated skills and ability to work independently and within an interdependent team.

Desired qualifications include program planning, implementation and evaluation at the individual, group and institutional levels; demonstrated expertise, training, experience and interest in higher education and AOD prevention.

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.

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 Barbara Schulze at Knox College, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401.


General Maintenance Worker

Knox College invites applications for two (2) general maintenance workers. These are full-time 12-month positions.

Knox College is a vibrant community of scholar teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought, and diverse perspectives. Knox is a college that changes lives.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities Services and under the supervision of Facilities Services management staff, the General Maintenance Worker will assist in a variety of tasks connected with the maintenance, construction and repair of campus buildings. Work may involve remodeling and new construction, indoor and outside work, and the use of hand tools and power tools associated with the maintenance trade.

Required qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following trades is preferred: carpentry, electrical, HVAC, painting and plumbing, valid Illinois driver's license, physical ability to handle objects, tools, or controls: stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, climb, crouch or crawl. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Additional Responsibilities: Assist in keeping the maintenance shops, assigned vehicles, and work areas clean and neat; follow good safety practices and correct or report unsafe conditions; keep accurate records of work orders and keep the Maintenance Shop Foreman informed of the status of work in process; and work collaboratively with other members of the maintenance and heating staff.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are  filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter and application (PDF) to Barbara Schulze at Knox College, 2 E. South Street K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401.


Senior Administrative Assistant

Knox College invites applications for the Senior Administrative Assistant to serve as a key member of the Office of Student Development (OSD) team. This is a full-time position reporting to the Dean of Students. This position supports all areas in Student Development to ensure a welcoming office environment for a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.

Primary responsibilities include: receive and respond to inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and parents; handle confidential information and manage confidential files; organize and manage the Dean of Students' calendar and commitments as well as calendars for other Deans and departments in OSD; monitor operating budget for Dean of Students; coordinate and manage student accident insurance program; monitor and update OSD web content; assist with orientation programs; and handle other daily administrative assistant duties.

Job qualifications include an Associate Degree, or the equivalent, in a related field; minimum of three years progressively responsible experience as an administrative assistant or executive assistant; possess excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and utilization of Google. The Senior Administrative Assistant must have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; demonstrated experience working cooperatively in a team; and the ability to work independently, in a busy office environment. The successful candidate will take initiative to and engage in timely follow up to ensure appropriate action has been taken.

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 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.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, Voluntary Applicant Self-Identification Form (optional), Applicant Information Form and contact information for three professional references to Knox College, Barbara Schulze, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401.


Food Service Worker-Dish Room

Knox College is seeking a Food Service Worker for the Dish Room, 30 hours per week, 10 month position, varied shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Primary responsibilities include the daily maintenance and upkeep of the dish room, and in particular, the cleanliness and rotation of all china, glass and silver ware, under the guidance of the Shift Supervisor.

Loads or unload dishes on the dish machine, fills, refills and cleans the dish machine tanks, grates and filters and maintain the waste sluice and waste pulper based on prescribed methods and intervals. Sets up, replenishes, refills and maintains china, glass and silver ware in the cafeteria and ensures ample supply during meal periods.

Assist with the setup of catering buffet lines, plate-ups and any other aspect of catering/cafeteria food delivery or take down and other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications: Previous high volume food service experience and general food preparation experience required; high school diploma or equivalent; basic math skills, and be able to read and follow directions; ability to move or lift up to 50 pounds, sanitation certification highly desirable.

To apply, submit application (PDF) to Helmut Mayer, Director of Dining Services, 2 East South Street, K-229, Galesburg, IL 61401.


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.

General Duties
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.

Job Qualifications
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.

 

 

EOE/AA/Nondiscrimination Statement
In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or affectional preference, age, marital status, disability or other irrelevant factors in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics or any of its educational policies and programs.

Questions and comments regarding this policy should be addressed to Title IX Coordinator Lori Schroeder or Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator Gina Zindt at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 61401-4999.