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  • Associate Director of the 1853 Society

    (posted January 20, 2016)

    Monmouth College invites immediate applications for the full-time, administrative staff position of Associate Director of the 1853 Society. The Associate Director is an integral member of the college’s Monmouth Fund fundraising team. The Associate Director works with the Director of Alumni Engagement and other associates within the development office to achieve increased levels of annual support from alumni, parents and friends.

    The Monmouth Fund provides $2 million in operating support for the College from an average of 20% of alumni. The goal for the Fund is to consistently maintain best-practice participation while meeting the goals for the College’s overall operating budget and identifying areas of revenue growth. The leadership giving program presents an opportunity for developing stronger alumni, parent and friend relationships with Monmouth through philanthropy at milestone levels, deepening our largest supporters’ connections to the College through increased gifts, engagement, and stewardship activities.
    The Associate Director will develop a strategy and process to identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and renew Monmouth Fund donors at the $1,000 level and above.

    To review full description of duties and responsibilities, including qualifications, please view the full position summary.

    Competitive salary and liberal benefit package including health and retirement plans and tuition benefits for eligible dependents.

    Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position in filled. Send letter of application, resume and references to Michael McNall, Director of Personnel, Monmouth College, 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462. E-mail address:

    Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

    (posted October 23, 2015)

    “American higher education is under great scrutiny and pressure as its value and affordability are being loudly questioned. But Monmouth College is addressing these concerns through innovative approaches to teaching and learning and through a commitment to being a place of high quality and high opportunity. Monmouth College can articulate the power and relevance of the residential liberal arts experience and help lead the evolution of that experience in the 21st century.”

    Dr. Clarence R. Wyatt, President

    Monmouth College, a selective, private residential liberal arts college in Western Illinois and founding member of the consortium of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), is seeking an Executive Director of Communications and Marketing. The new executive director will report to Vice President for Enrollment, Trent Gilbert, one of the nation’s leading experts on recruitment strategy. The executive director will serve on the enrollment leadership team, as well as on the senior leadership team of new President Clarence R. Wyatt.

    The Position: In his inaugural speech, April 17, 2015, President Wyatt, borrowing from the words of Abraham Lincoln, declared that the idea of “think anew, act anew” will be a first principle of Monmouth College (#ThinkAnewActAnew). Embracing this concept, the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing must possess the ability to balance strategic thinking and tactical execution. The executive director will implement and execute, as well as manage, to a high degree in order to set and meet goals for institutional communications in a timely fashion. S/he will encompass branding throughout communications and bring the branding to life in multiple facets. Leading a team of eight direct and indirect reports, the successful candidate will bring new and strong leadership, knitting together a nimble team and provide new direction to the College’s communications. A proactive approach to communications and marketing is required; the ability to anticipate events and transformative moments in the College’s history, and defining the stories that will enhance and promote the College is a must. Shared stories and consistent messaging through all appropriate forms of communication must be extended to internal (faculty, staff and students) and external constituents, ranging from prospective students to alumni to potential benefactors.

    Other essential duties and responsibilities of the new Executive Director of Communications and Marketing shall include the following:
    • Develop a proactive college-wide communications, marketing and branding strategy, consistent with the strategic goals of the College
    • Articulate the College’s image and brand in delivery of the College’s message to all constituents, both internal and external
    • Manage integrated media to reach all audiences
    • Develop and nurture strong relationships with faculty and department leaders in order to anticipate and narrate the essential Monmouth stories
    • Collaborate with external strategic partners in the design and presentation of College publications
    • Oversee all areas of public communications, including printed publications, web site development, and social media presentation
    • Collaborate with the President’s Office, Admission, Development and College Relations, and many other divisions of the College to develop true, cutting-edge, transformational, and current stories for all constituencies.
    • Embrace and contribute to the vision of the College and align all work assignments within the division to meet the demands of that vision

    The Desired Qualities and Experience:

    • At least seven years of professional experience in marketing and communications, with experience in higher education preferred. Strong communications and marketing experience within other professions, with multiple constituencies, will be considered
    • A broad knowledge of all facets of communications, including web development, e-communications, and emerging electronic and social media platforms
    • Strong management and leadership skills with the ability to build a cohesive team with diverse backgrounds, experience and personalities
    • Comfortable engaging with local and national media
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Possesses interpersonal, social, and public-speaking skills for the ability to become a strong voice of the College
    • Cool under fire, with a drive and passion for success
    • High energy, self-starter
    • Willing to take calculated risks
    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred

    Monmouth College: Established in 1853 by Scotch-Irish Presbyterian pioneers, Monmouth College is a nationally-ranked, selective, residential college of 1,200 undergraduate students. Monmouth is noted as an outstanding private college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.

    As a community of learners, Monmouth strives to create and sustain an environment that is value-centered, intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring, and culturally diverse. The College integrates a four-year program of general education with in-depth study in the major and a rich array of co-curricular activities in order to foster the discovery of connections among disciplines and of larger patterns of meaning. Through these experiences, Monmouth students explore multiple perspectives on the human condition and prepare themselves for rich personal and professional lives – for leadership, citizenship, and service in a global context.

    The Campus: Monmouth takes great pride in its facilities. Thanks to a strong commitment by the Board of Trustees and the generosity of alumni and friends, $120 million has been dedicated to renovations in the past 12 years, the educational facilities are nothing short of exceptional. Sitting on 112-acres, Monmouth College is comprised of impressive, distinctive, and traditional buildings. Monmouth College's newly completed $42 million Center for Science and Business was designed to encourage collaboration among students and faculty from traditionally separate disciplines by the configuration of the offices, classrooms, and laboratories. Monmouth’s athletes enjoy $22 million in renovations for training, practice and game facilities that are among the finest in the nation for an NCAA Division III college. The Dahl Chapel and Auditorium hosts most musical events at Monmouth College. The Auditorium, a 600-seat facility built in 1896 with its warm acoustic environment, has been praised by visiting artists. The building has been further enhanced by $1.5 million in renovation projects. With 95 percent living on campus, Monmouth students enjoy a large variety of housing choices, and have the opportunity to live in a close-knit community that is diverse, stimulating, and feels like home.

    Living in Monmouth, IL: Monmouth College is located in America’s Heartland - Monmouth, Illinois. Known as the Maple City because of its tree-lined streets of Victorian homes, Monmouth is the Warren County seat and home to 9,900 residents. The College is situated in an historic residential neighborhood, which serves as the center of the city. Residents enjoy small town living and easy commutes to work. Many of the amenities of larger cities are also in Monmouth or one of its neighboring cities. Live music, festivals and performances can be found in Monmouth as well as historic markers around town that commemorate the proud city history, from its development as an agricultural community, to visits by famous figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, Wyatt Earp, Joseph Smith, and Ronald Reagan.

    Monmouth College is an hour’s drive from Peoria, IL, and the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa; Rock Island, and Moline in IL – with a combined population of 384,000). These popular destinations provide families with opportunities to visit museums, a planetarium, zoos, malls, and sample a wide range of cuisine. In addition, Monmouth is located 3.5 hours from the city centers of both St. Louis, and Chicago.

    To apply, nominate, or inquire: Napier Executive Search is assisting Monmouth College in finding the best professional to fill the position of Executive Director of Communications and Marketing. To arrange for a confidential conversation, please contact Mary Napier ( or Robin Reynders ( To apply, please send a resume, a detailed letter of interest and contact information for three professional references by email to: For assurance of full consideration, please submit application materials no later than January 3, 2016. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential and notice will be given before references are contacted.

    Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Monmouth does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, military service, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other factors as prohibited by law in its employment policies.

Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at Monmouth College, Jacquelyn Condon, Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students (Rm. No. 123, Poling Hall, Tel. No. 309-457-2114).