Web Content Specialist
Knox College invites applications for a web content specialist in the Office of Communications. This position is responsible for writing, editing, proofreading, maintaining, and designing web content with the overall goals of creating a better user experience and helping to promote the College's primary marketing messages. In addition, the person in this role will be a facilitator of the content management system (CMS), allowing a diverse group of campus constituents to maintain their own online content while ensuring they adhere to the College's web standards.
A typical day in this position may include writing new marketing content, editing existing pages, preparing photos to accompany web copy, proofreading and publishing pages in the CMS, updating faculty bios, and overseeing the campus events calendar. Additional responsibilities involve supervising a student web assistant, coordinating promotions on The Knox Shop ecommerce website, maintaining the Knox Writing Style Guide, training campus web authors, and assisting with social media engagement and monitoring when needed.
The web content specialist will work closely with the web content and social media manager to assist with maintaining a global perspective of current web content. S/he will actively contribute to ongoing plans for content strategy and usability, which are particularly important as Knox engages in a web redesign and growth initiatives.
Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism, English, or related field. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills are essential. Attention to detail and time management abilities are highly valued and will be required for this position.
Three years of experience with web writing and editing (may include internships). Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, basic HTML, SEO, Google Analytics, and content management systems. Project management skills and social media experience are a plus.
Send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (links to web writing preferred) to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Knox College offers a generous benefits package including health insurance, vacation, tuition benefits, and a retirement plan.
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.
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.
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.