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Director of Cerf Center and Student Engagement

Position Deleted on 3/01/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Eureka, IL
Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Full Time


The Director of the Cerf Center and Student Engagement provides leadership and direction for the management of the Cerf Center including, but not limited to, scheduling and planning; promoting the facility; billing; and budgeting. The Director will coordinate all student organization functions and increase engagement; serve as the advisor to Campus Activities Board (CAB) and the Prism yearbook; be responsible for diversity initiatives; develop additional programming for the Cerf Center; and lead the transition of the Cerf Center to a student center model. This is a 10-month (August-May) position with an excellent fringe benefits package.

The College

Eureka is a small residential liberal arts college located equidistant between the cities of Peoria and Bloomington/Normal. The campus is situated on 65 wooded acres with 24 academic and residential buildings in the city of Eureka, Illinois. Focused on "excellence in learning, service, and leadership," Eureka graduates include forty-two college presidents, seven governors and members of Congress, and the 40th President of the United States, Ronald W. Reagan. Eureka currently has almost 800 students enrolled in 25 degree programs. The College has been recognized on US News "Great Schools, Great Prices" and "Least Debt" lists, on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute as one of fifty national "All-American Colleges." Chartered in 1855 to provide a "non-sectarian liberal arts" education by abolitionists who were members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka was the first college in Illinois and the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis.

Position Requirements

3-5 years experience working in Student Affairs and Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required; Master's Degree preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; strong communication and organizational skills; attention to detail; the ability to work effectively with a diverse population; and experience with student engagement and retention, business models, and budgeting.

Application Materials

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references electronically to (please put "Director Cerf Center" in the subject heading); pdf format preferred, WORD format acceptable. Print materials may be sent to Lori Guth, Human Resources Coordinator, Eureka College, 300 E. College Avenue, Eureka IL 61530. Questions about the position may be directed to Mrs. Brooke Campbell, chair of the search committee, at
Deadline for applications is February 1, 2013.

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within its administration, faculty, staff, and students.
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