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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.