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Baker

Knox College is seeking an experienced baker. This is a 40 hour per week, 10 month position with varied shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Primary responsibility of the baker is to prepare high quality food items following recipes and product directions. Ability to use proper food handling and sanitation practices and to safely operate and maintain bakery and kitchen equipment is required. Must be able to follow instructions and work closely with fellow Dining Services staff, as well as poses the ability to direct and assist student and temporary employees. May work in any or all dining service units

Qualifications: Four years high volume bakery production experience, with emphasis on scratch made desserts, breads and rolls, and a high school diploma or equivalent required. Must have basic math skills, and be able to read and follow instructions, sanitation certification highly desirable and the ability to move or lift up to 50 pounds.

Applicants should submit an Employment Application to Barbara Schulze or by mail to Knox College, 2 E. South Street K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401.

In keeping with its 177-year commitment to equal rights, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Senior Administrative Assistant

Knox College invites applications for a Senior Administrative Assistant to serve as a key member of the Title IX team that ensures gender equity on the Knox College campus. This position supports initiatives in education, prevention, response and enforcement of campus anti-discrimination policies with the goal of creating a safe and inclusive environment for a diverse campus community of students, faculty, and staff. This is a full-time position reporting to the Title IX Coordinator.

Primary responsibilities include: maintain confidential grievance and compliance files and records; prepare memos/reports related to complaints and investigations; schedule and manage logistics and correspondence related to Grievance Panel hearings and other Title IX-related events; serve as a liaison between the Title IX team, the Office of Campus Safety and the Office of Student Development; and support the Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response in its educational efforts and publications relating to Title IX.

Job qualifications: Bachelor's or associate's degree preferred, but equivalent training and experience in a relevant field (such as legal administration) would be considered; five years progressively responsible experience in a relevant field such as education or law; willingness to acquire a thorough knowledge of laws and regulations, practices and procedures and trends in the field of education related to Title IX; experience successfully working with confidential and sensitive information; exceptional oral and written communication, planning, project management, and interpersonal skills; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; excellent judgment and ability to work independently; demonstrated cultural competence and effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse community; an appreciation for the residential liberal arts college experience and a willingness to work collaboratively within a highly consultative campus culture. The successful candidate will have a strong ability to assume initiative by identifying required tasks and completing them with little supervision in an environment that requires meeting precise deadlines.

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 cover letter, resume, Applicant Information Form and contact information for three professional references to Knox College,  2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401, or email to bschulze@knox.edu


Cook

Knox College is seeking a cook, 40 hours per week, 10 month position, varied shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Primary responsibility of the cook is to prepare high quality food items following recipes and product directions. Ability to use proper food handling and sanitation practices and to safely operate and maintain kitchen equipment is required. Must be able to follow instructions and work closely with fellow Dining Services staff, as well as ability to direct and assist student and temporary employees. May work in any or all dining service units

Qualifications: Two years high volume cooking experience and high school diploma or equivalent required. Must have basic math skills, and be able to read and follow instructions, sanitation certification highly desirable, and ability to move or lift up to 50 pounds.

Applicants should submit an application (available at www.knox.edu) to Gina Zindt at gzindt@knox.edu or by mail to Knox College, 2 E. South Street K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401.

In keeping with its 177-year commitment to equal rights, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Associate Director of Communications

Knox College seeks an associate director of communications to help the College expand its capacity to attract top students, faculty, and staff and enjoy the support of its many constituents, including alumni and parents. The associate director will serve as a key marketing writer and editor for college-wide communications, including print and web communications, and as managing editor of Knox Magazine. The associate director will join a committed team working together across various media to implement all primary college marketing and communication strategies and messaging, with a focus on the diverse and vibrant character of the college. The college seeks someone who writes and speaks well, enjoys a fast-paced and fun environment, can manage multiple projects simultaneously, and has a passion for a residential liberal arts education. This is a key role within the Office of Communications and will play an important part in promoting Knox as it engages in growth and campaign initiatives.

The position requires between three to five years of experience, a bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, English, or a related field. Extensive writing and editing experience and familiarity with web content strategy are must-haves for the position. The successful candidate will have the ability to work well in a team environment and be detail orientated.

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.

Please send a current resume, cover letter, writing samples, and three professional references to: Associate Director of Communications, Knox College, Box K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401.


Administrative Assistant

Knox College seeks applications for an Administrative Assistant to play a key role in support to the Dean of the College's office. This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Associate Dean of the College.

Responsibilities include handling confidential correspondence; maintaining confidential and non-confidential office files; monitoring the budgets associated with the Associate Dean of the College; providing clerical and administrative support to the Associate Dean of the College and the Dean of the College, including document preparation; providing clerical and administrative support to the Associate Dean and the Dean; providing office and records management, utilizing technology when appropriate; monitoring and updating Knox website as needed; assisting with events on campus sponsored by the Dean's office; managing Associate Dean's calendar; and working collaboratively with offices across campus.

Required qualifications include an Associate Degree, or the equivalent education and related professional work experience; three years progressively responsible experience in an administrative support position; excellent written and oral communication skills; mathematical abilities necessary to maintain budgets and interpret graphs and percentages; ability to problem solve; success at working in a diverse educational community; ability to work independently and pro-actively in a busy professional office environment; ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and campus visitors; and an ability to adapt quickly to changing needs.

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, Applicant Information Form and contact information for three professional references to Knox College, Gina Zindt, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Assistant Director of Outreach

Knox College is seeking an Assistant Director of Outreach. This is a full-time, 12-month position in both the Office of Advancement and Admission office and reports to the Assistant Director of the Knox Fund and the Assistant Director of Admission respectively. The Assistant Director of Outreach serves as a key member of the Knox College Advancement and Admission teams, offices responsible for securing Knox's student body and the financial and volunteer resources to assist the College with its global educational mission.

Responsibilities include serving as the call center manager for the College's dual student calling program, working with the Assistant Director of the Knox Fund and Assistant Director of Admission to oversee operations of the calling programs; recruiting hiring, training and scheduling callers and creating the materials needed to facilitate these duties; supervising coaching and creating a pleasant and supportive environment for the student callers; working with the Knox Fund staff to seamlessly transition into a year-round calling plan based on past results; managing lists, data and reports as well as the production, distribution and follow-up associated with the calling program including email and postal mail; working with RuffaloCODY representatives and Knox Information Technology staff as needed to maintain the function and efficiency of the call center, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements include Bachelor's degree, preference will be given to graduates of liberal arts institutions; two to five years experience working in a call center demonstrating proven experience in calling or sales asking for donations, including experience as a student caller and/or assisting with management of a college student calling program; comfort with numerous cold calls and accepting of rejection; excellent oral and written communications skills and professional interpersonal skills; proficiency with current social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube; willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends for the majority of the year, and ability to understand, interpret and analyze statistics and data.

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 cover letter, resume, Applicant Information Form and contact information for three professional references to Barbara Schulze.


Assistant Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach

Knox College is seeking an Assistant Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach to serve as the jumps coach for the program. This is a stipend position that includes some meals while school is in session.

Responsibilities include assisting the head coaches in all aspects of the program including event practice, meet coaching, and travel with the team to and from competitions. Candidates must have prior experience as a student-athlete or coach in any or all jump events.

A commitment to the welfare and development of student-athletes within the philosophy of NCAA Division III athletics is required. In keeping with its 177-year commitment to equal rights, the College particularly welcomes applications from women and other underrepresented groups.

To apply submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and Applicant Information Form to Barbara Schulze. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Start date will be September 1st.


Head Softball Coach

Knox College invites applications for the position of Head Softball Coach. The position is full-time, 12 months, and begins no later than September 1, 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 softball 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 www.prairiefire.knox.edu.

The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the softball program including: organizing and implementing a successful recruiting/retention plan, integrating the softball 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.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and Applicant Information Form to Barbara Schulze.


Admission Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,420 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 capital campaigns to sustain the expansion.

To support this plan, Knox seeks an outgoing, goal-oriented individual to join the admission team as an Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission. You'll 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'll collaborate with other members of the staff to implement on and off-campus recruitment activities; conduct interviews; evaluate applications for admission; and actively engage interested students via phone, email, social media, and face-to-face contact to achieve enrollment goals.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred. Prior experience in college admission is highly desirable.
• Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and public speaking abilities; and talent for developing relationships with a variety of constituencies.
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Commitment to inclusion and diversity in college admission.
• Dedication to and ability to articulate the value of a traditional liberal arts education.
• Willingness 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.
• The ability to use Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and common social media applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) is expected. Prior experience with the Slate admission CRM is highly desirable.

Application
To apply, submit via email a letter of application describing your qualifications, resume, Applicant Information Form and a list of three references to Barbara Schulze. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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, or financial means. The campus community maintains a strong commitment to service, and Knox was recently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of community service, service learning, and civic engagement.

For more information about Knox College, please visit www.knox.edu/about-knox.


Admission Services Associate

Knox College seeks applications for an Admission Services Associate to provide data entry, electronic record maintenance, word processing, print and electronic mailing, and other support services within the Office of Admission. This is a full-time position, working 37.5 hour per week and reporting to the Admission Services Manager.

Responsibilities: Provides support services for the student recruitment program, including use of word processing and database systems (Slate, Excel, Filemaker) to produce letters and mailings; entry of data, both through keyboarding and importing of data files; maintenance of paper and electronic records; supervising student employees; fulfillment of requests for information; and dissemination of information via the phone, email, and internet-based communication tools.

Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required, Associate's degree preferred; three years of relevant work experience; strong aptitude and extensive experience using computers and common software applications including Word, WordPerfect, Excel, FileMaker; exceptional keyboarding abilities with speed, accuracy, and attention to detail; strong interpersonal communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively with staff; and ability to multi-task and focus in a busy work environment. Willingness to work additional hours during peak times is required.

ABOUT KNOX COLLEGE
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,420 students. 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, or financial means. With a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, Knox is a vibrant and creative community. For more information about the College, please visit www.knox.edu/about-knox.

APPLICATION
Interested individuals should submit via email a cover letter, resume, Applicant Information Form and a list of three references to Barbara Schulze . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Assistant or Associate Director of Financial Aid

Knox College seeks a smart, technologically-savvy, hard-working individual to join the financial aid team as an Assistant or Associate Director of Financial Aid. As the successful candidate, you will provide a full range of financial aid counseling services for current and prospective students and their families; analyze and verify financial aid applications; award financial aid based on federal, state, and institutional policies; and participate in outreach activities both on- and off-campus. You will also play a key role in utilizing new technologies and leading initiatives to help us improve the delivery of financial aid and related services.

Qualifications: at least three to five years of related experience in a financial aid office or equivalent experience in a higher education setting; strong proficiency with regard to information technology and the delivery of online services; strong analytical skills and an ability to interpret and apply federal financial aid regulations; commitment to excellent customer service; excellent interpersonal and written communication skills; ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and projects; Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; willingness to work additional hours during the peak financial aid processing season; and an appreciation for a residential liberal arts education, respect for individual differences, openness to the values and opinions of others, and flexibility to adapt to constant change.

Application: To apply, submit via email a letter describing your qualifications, along with your resume, contact information for three professional references, and an Applicant Information Form to Barbara Schulze. Review of applications will begin May 20. Finalists will be subject to a background check.

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,420 students from 48 states and 51 countries. 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, or financial means. 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.

For more information about Knox College, please visit www.knox.edu/about-knox.


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; 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; 40 hours sexual assault training and graduate coursework; 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.


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.