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  • Director of Admission

    (posted October 31, 2017)

    "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 seeks a strong, compassionate leader to join the Enrollment Management team as its Director of Admission. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Communications, the Director of Admissions will lead all aspects of recruitment, selection and enrollment of new undergraduate students. The Director will be a strategic partner in the implementation of a comprehensive recruitment plan measured by data and best practices. Additionally, the Director will provide day to day leadership to a team of 16 admission professionals (including three Chicago-area regional staff members) and create a student-centric culture that aligns with the institutional mission. As the leader of the office of admission, the Director works collaboratively with senior enrollment leadership to organize and implement a highly efficient, team-based enrollment model that emphasizes an increase in academic profile, net tuition revenue and geographic diversity. The Director will work to develop and sustain relationships with key constituents, such as the university campus community, high school counselors, alumni, community colleges, parents and prospective students. As the College continues to grow in out of state markets, the Director of Admission will provide leadership in the creation, and cultivation of new markets, including prospecting, relationship-building with key consistencies and recruitment travel.

    This position provides vision to inspire, motivate, coach and mentor professional and support staff in setting and reaching enrollment goals; monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of admission policies, practices and procedures; contributes and works collaboratively with VP in the development of marketing materials and strategies utilizing current technologies.

    Please see the full position description for complete information regarding duties, responsibilities, qualifications and skills.

    Monmouth College

    Established in 1853 by Scotch-Irish Presbyterian pioneers, Monmouth College is a nationally-ranked, selective, residential college of 1,100 undergraduate students. Monmouth celebrates its history as an outstanding private college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education, attracting one third of its new students from out of state markets, one third from Chicago and surrounding areas, and one third from Central Illinois.

    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.

    Compensation

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

    Application Materials

    Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume and references to Michael McNall, Director of Personnel, Monmouth College, 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 or via via email.

    Special or specific inquiries may be made in confidence by contacting Vice President for Enrollment Management and Communications, Trent Gilbert via email.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Lux Summer Theological Institute Worship Leader and Pastor

    (posted September 7, 2017)

    Monmouth College seeks qualified applications for the position of Worship Leader and Pastor for its Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth, a two-week residential program from July 15-29, 2017 for high-school youth designed to provide young people with opportunities to engage pertinent topics in theological inquiry. In addition to time in the classroom, students will also learn new modes of worship and spiritual practice, participate in service, experience interfaith activities, and explore their vocation. The Worship Leader and Pastor will be responsible for leading worship, spiritual practices, and may be invited to lead a workshop on vocation. The Worship Leader and Pastor will also be responsible for facilitating community building along with other Institute staff members and providing pastoral care for students.

    The primary responsibility of the position centers upon leading daily worship, spiritual practices, and small group sessions with students. The Institute Worship Leader and Pastor will work with Lux Institute staff and students to design and implement worship. The Institute Worship Leader and Pastor will also provide pastoral care to students as needed, and be housed in a private apartment in the dorm where students will be housed. The Worship Leader and Pastor will need to be on campus three days prior to the Institute (July 12-14), and for the entirety of the Institute (July 15-29, 2018). If distance allows, a two-day site visit in early spring 2018 is preferred and can be scheduled with the Institute Director. Travel and housing reimbursement will be provided. Depending on qualifications, the Institute offers a $2,000 stipend in addition to covering travel to and from the summer institute (in compliance with IRS regulations), and room and board on campus.

    This program is funded by a major grant that Monmouth has received from Lilly Endowment and is coordinated through the college’s Lux Center for Church and Religious Leadership. The theme for 2018 is Caring for God’s Creation: Thinking Theologically about Ecology and Justice.

    Desired qualifications:

    • • Masters of Divinity degree required. Advanced experience or training in worship leadership, pastoral care, and/or ministry with youth preferred. Strong worship organizational skills. Compassion and care for the theological and spiritual development of young people.

    Responsibilities:

    • Plan and lead worship throughout the two week Institute in cooperation with Institute Director, staff, and students
    • Coordinate music selections and staff for worship services
    • Design a spiritual practices program or spirituality center to incorporate into the two-week program
    • Design a small group plan with instructions for college-age small group facilitators
    • Be available in student housing for pastoral care and community building opportunities
    • Carry copies of student medical records and assist with pastoral care in case of emergencies
    • Attend a site visit in early spring to assess worship spaces and program development
    • Supply reports and feedback for assessment of the program during and after the institute

    Application process:
    Please submit the following materials to the program director, Rev. Jessica Hawkinson via email by December 1, 2017:

    • A letter of application that expresses your interest for this program and outlines your strengths and qualifications.
    • A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include three references.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Lux Summer Theological Institute Instructors

    (posted September 1, 2017)

    Monmouth College seeks qualified applications for two Instructors for its Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth, a two-week residential program for high-school youth designed to provide young people with opportunities to engage pertinent topics in theological inquiry. Instructors will be responsible for daily classes in theology, ethics, or Bible. Beyond the classroom students will also learn new modes of worship and spiritual practice, participate in service, experience interfaith activities, and explore their vocation.

    The primary responsibility of the position centers upon teaching the daily seminar classes; instructors will also serve as mentors for the students and help with other aspects of the program. Instructors will work with Monmouth College faculty mentors to design and implement the course and will need to be onsite for a weekend workshop in the spring of 2018 (TBD), for four days prior to the Institute (July 11-14), and for the entirety of the Institute (July 15-29, 2018). The Institute offers a $2000 stipend in addition to covering travel to and from the spring workshop and summer institute (in compliance with IRS regulations), and room and board on campus. This program is funded by a major grant that Monmouth has received from Lilly Endowment and is coordinated through the college’s Lux Center for Church and Religious Leadership. The theme for 2018 is Caring for God’s Creation: Thinking Theologically about Ecology and Justice.

    Desired qualifications:

    • Masters degree or equivalent. Advanced Ph.D. students in a relevant field (theology, ethics, biblical studies) preferred.

    Responsibilities:

    • Design a two week course for high school youth
    • Teach an hour session each day of the two week institute
    • Be part of the learning community throughout the institute
    • Attend a weekend workshop in the spring in order to be oriented to the program and begin the mentoring relationship with Monmouth College faculty
    • Supply reports and feedback for assessment of the program during and after the institute

    Application process:
    Please submit the following materials to the program director, Rev. Jessica Hawkinson via email by November 1, 2017:

    • A letter of application that expresses your interest for this program and outlines your strengths and qualifications.
    • A curriculum vitae. Please include three references.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Scene Shop Supervisor/Technical Director

    (posted August 23, 2017)

    Monmouth College invites immediate applications for a part-time Scene Shop Supervisor/Technical Director. This position is a half-time, academic-year position and is classified as a Support Staff – Nonexempt (hourly) position. Work schedule, which is and will remain subject to change, is anticipated to average 20 hours per week, 30 weeks per year. However, work hours can often be irregular with some required weekend and evening hours included.

    Please see the full position description for complete information regarding duties, responsibilities, qualifications and skills.

    Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume and references to Michael McNall, Director of Personnel, Monmouth College, 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 or via via email.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Cheerleading Coach

    (posted June 15, 2017)

    Monmouth College seeks applications for this temporary, part-time administrative position (August through May). Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Instructing cheerleading team on technique, safety and goal setting; prepare and communicate guidelines based on UCA certification, communicate and enforce guidelines of the College and cheerleading program; organize tryouts and selection of team members; schedule and supervise practices, summer camps, fundraising efforts and all other events cheerleading team attends; plan performances and maintain inventory of supplies, etc.

    High school diploma, valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record required. Successful candidate must possess demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate complex tasks and procedures; excellent communication, organization, and supervision skills; and, ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals in a public, multi-tasked, service-oriented environment. Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques associated with coaching also required.

    Please see the full position description for complete information regarding duties, responsibilities, qualifications and skills.

    Target start date is August 1, 2017. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Send resume with cover letter and list of three references to Michael McNall, Director of Personnel, Monmouth College, 700 East Broadway Ave., Monmouth, IL 61462 or via email.

    EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College 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.

Monmouth College admits students of any race, religion, color, sex, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Monmouth students.

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

Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to Title IX and this policy.

Stephanie Kinkaid
Title IX Coordinator
Room 21, Poling Hall (lower level)
(309) 457-2272
titleix@monmouthcollege.edu

Michelle Merritt
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Dean of Students
Room 126 Poling Hall (main level)
(309) 457-2114
titleix@monmouthcollege.edu

Any inquiries regarding Title VI or the College’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation should be directed to the Title VI Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to Title VI and this policy.

Stephanie Kinkaid
Title VI Coordinator
Room 21, Poling Hall (lower level)
(309) 457-2272
titlevi@monmouthcollege.edu

Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office
500 W Madison St., Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
(312) 730-1560
ocr@ed.gov

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