Career/Job Opportunities

Career/Job Opportunities

Opportunities posted with the Career Development Office are advertisements received from employers. No guarantee of employment is stated or implied.  Please call Tracy Engstrom, Coordinator, at 309.341.5246 with questions.


Sports and News Reporter/Photographer - Carthage, IL (8/27/15)
The Hancock County Journal-Pilot seeks applicants for the position of sports and news reporter/photographer. This full-time position will cover local sports, attend some meetings, write general news and features, and will take photographs for his/her own stories. Preferred assets (but not required): Degree in English or journalism, experience in the field, familiarity with Macintosh, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, OR the right person who is eager to learn and work with our team. The Journal-Pilot is a weekly paper with a growing circulation of about 4,500 based in Carthage. Our focus is government, schools, sports and people of Hancock County. Benefits package for full-time employees. Contact Megan McNeill, editor, 217/357-2149, at, or P.O. Box 478, Carthage, IL 62321


Hiring Event - Chicago, IL (8/27/15)
Safer Foundation invites you to a hiring event on Saturday, September 19th at 8:30 a.m. The address is 808 S. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60624. To be admitted, you must be dressed in business attire and be prepared to stay all day. Full time and part time opportuntiies are available for Entry Level Security Staff. Safer Foundation is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of services designed exclusively for people with criminal records. We focus on helping our clients secure and maintain jobs because we understand that employment offers the best chance at successful re-entry. Work with a team of Corrections professionals to provide supervision and guidance to residents at an all-male residential correctional facility. Your role will contribute to the residents’ successful re-integration back into society.


POSITION: CRC-1 (Correctional Residential Counselor- 1)
Located in an all-male adult residential correctional facility on Chicago’s West Side
• Annual Salary:  $23,600.00 Minimum
• Full time: 40 hours a week
• Full- Time Benefits: Medical, Dental, Paid Holidays and Vacation
• Part time: 20 hours a week


REQUIRED: To preview this job in action, please cut and paste this link into your browser: To APPLY click here:



  • One year’s work experience
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Mandatory overtime, as needed


Optician - Galesburg, IL (8/25/15)
Gailey Eye Clinic seeks applicants for the position of optician. To view a detailed job description, and to apply for the job, click here.


Ophthalmic Assistant - Galesburg, IL (8/25/15)
Gailey Eye Clinic seeks to hire an ophthalmic assistant.


POSITION PURPOSE: Provides service to patient’s eye care options and exam needs courteously and professionally.  Perform administrative and clinical duties neatly, accurate and timely. Gailey Eye Clinic is committed to providing each patient with the highest quality eye care. This position plays an integral role in accomplishing this goal by utilizing a broad range of skills related to the customer service, clinical and administrative functions of the department.



  1. Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  2. Record patients’ medical history, vital statistics, or information such as test results in medical records.
  3. Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
  4. Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.
  5. Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as autorefractors, phoropters, tomographs, retinoscopes and assessment for visual acuity.
  6. Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.
  7. Explain treatment procedures, medications, or physicians’ instructions to patients.
  8. Compile and transmit correspondence, notes, and medical records during exam of the patient using a personal computer or hand held device.
  9. Record medical charts and charge slip for billing for patients.
  10. Transcribe medication prescriptions as directed by physician and provide patient with approved medication information.
  11. Assist physicians in performing ophthalmic procedures, including surgery.
  12. Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
  13. Maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
  14. Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.
  15. Adjust or make minor repairs to spectacles or eyeglasses.
  16. Communicate and transmit correspondence of medical records by phone, mail, e-mail, or fax.


Minimum Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Skills):

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous customer service and/or medical office experience required.
  • Previous Ophthalmic Assistant is preferred.
  • Previous experience using EHR and EPM is preferred.
  • Certification of Ophthalmic Assistant preferred.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability of computer applications.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the staff and public.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work with shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrates a sincere interest in listening to and responding to patient concerns and solving their issue in a timely manner.


Physical Demands:

  • Physical requirements for this job may include, but are not limited to sitting, reaching, stooping, crouching, kneeling, climbing, twisting, hearing and repetitive motions.
  • Physical mode for this job is sedentary work, which is exerting up to ten pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
  • Visual requirement is required to prepare and analyze data; perform visual inspection of typed documents; and viewing computer monitor.
  • Mental capabilities are those to perform tasks requiring independent knowledge in addition to retaining and following procedures or instructions provided.


Working conditions are those of typical office or administrative work, which will not substantially expose the worker to adverse environmental conditions. Applicants can apply by clicking here.


AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator - Stronghurst, IL (8/24/15)
Family Outreach Community Center is recruiting an individual to fill an AmeriCorps VISTA position and is accepting resumes for the position through September 8th, 2015.  The position will begin on November 3rd and will be a full-time, one year commitment.  Duties including volunteer coordination, management, and recruitment, assisting with the Operation Backpack weekend food program, raising funds to assist with programming, and public relations.  Must be willing to work some nights and weekends, as needed.

Benefits include the following:  Living allowance of $973/month, training, childcare assistance if eligible, relocation allowance, health coverage, education award of $5500 or end of service stipend of $1500 at the completion of your year of service.


Please submit your cover letter and resume via email or mail to Family Outreach Community Center.  For more information, please contact Alicia or (309) 924-1872.  Visit for more information.


Certified Medical Assistant - Quincy, IL (8/24/15)
SIU Center for Family Medicine, located in Quincy, IL, has an opening for a certified medical assistant. This position will be working mornings in our Lab, and afternoons in Nursing.  In addition to certification through an accredited agency, we are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, is self-motivated, and possesses basic or above basic medical knowledge.  We are part of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as a satellite location in Quincy, IL.  Our facility has operated in Quincy, IL as a family medicine physician residency program for over 35 years.  Interested candidates may apply at  This is an exceptional opportunity to utilize skills learned both in the lab and in nursing!


Seasonal Semi Driver - Monmouth, IL (8/21/15)
Part-time seasonal semi driver for fall harvest. Local elevator delivery. Must have CDL & current medical card. Call 309-337-8678.


Part-Time Position for Fall Harvest - Galesburg, IL (8/21/15)
Semi and tractor experience preferred. CDL required. Call 309-368-5664 or 309-368-0981.


Lowes Positions - Galesburg, IL (8/21/15)
Lowes seeks to hire the following positions:


  • Delivery Driver
  • Customer Service Associate I/Loader
  • Customer Service Associate II
  • Sales Specialist OPE
  • Sales Specialist Appliances
  • CSA Front End


Apply online at or visit the store and apply at the kiosk.


Part-Time Sales Associate - Galesburg, IL (8/21/15)
GNC, located at Sandburg Mall, seeks to hire a part-time sales associate.


Job Specifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Basic math skills to count, add, and subtract
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ethical behavior to manage the company's assets
  • Excellent customer service skills to develop a relationship-selling culture
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred

For a detailed job description, and to apply online, visit:


Seminary Village Job Vacancies - Local Candidates Only – Galesburg, IL (8/21/15)
Seminary Village seeks to fill two position vacancies:


Part-Time Dietary Aide ($17,160/yearly)
To assist in food service by following daily duties provided for the position including assisting in the preparation of and serving of meals.


Required education - High school or equivalent


Part-Time Cook/Food Prep ($18,200/yearly)
Prepare & serve meals on required serving time by following provided menus and standardized recipes, and by practicing proper sanitation protocol as stated in Local, State and Federal standards


Required experience - Cooking : 1 year | Required license or certification - Sanitation license | Required education - High school or equivalent


Apply in person at 2345 N Seminary St., Galesburg, IL.


Senior Executive Assistant to the President/BD of Trustees - Galesburg, IL (8/21/15)
Carl Sandburg College seeks applicants for the position of Senior Executive Assistant to the President/BD of Trustees.


Minimum Necessary Skills, Experience, and Educational Background   

  • Associate degree or 60 hours college credit required.
  • Typing skills of 55-60 w.p.m. with extensive knowledge of computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Office.
  • Extensive knowledge of Internet and e-mail, with ability to develop mailing lists and folders within e-mail.
  • Excellent working knowledge of arithmetic, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and composition rules.
  • Ability to work with limited direct supervision in an environment where a high level of confidentiality is required.
  • Ability to work effectively with many different types of people including students, faculty, staff, trustees, and administrators.
  • Ability to apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Ability to extract data and formulate reasonable conclusions from a variety of sources.
  • Ability to proofread and edit for grammar, spelling, syntax and style; compute, verify and compare figures; detect discrepancies in information or records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


For a detailed job description, visit: and then click Employment. To apply for the job, click Apply after viewing the job to create an account.


Satellite/TV Technicians - Galesburg, IL (8/21/15)
Satellite TV installers/technicians are needed for the Galesburg, IL area. Techs are responsible for multiple customer visits daily, which includes completing site surveys, installing satellite and cable equipment, ensuring a quality broadband Internet connection and educating customers on DISH satellite service. We would like to personally invite you to come in to your local office for our open house/job fair and have an interview with our Manager. Our event is Sept 1st 3pm-5pm - 3021 W. Main St. Galesburg, IL.


Experience and requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED; college or technical/vocational school a plus
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic electronics and/or audio/video knowledge is helpful
  • Strong customer service skills: friendly, approachable, motivated, strong work ethic, high degree of integrity
  • Ability to stand on a ladder for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift over 70 pounds at times
  • Ability to crawl into small spaces, work in all climates and remain within the individual weight requirement of 275 pounds or less
  • Willingness to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays and evenings
  • Have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background and drug screen


We have immediate openings for hard workers in your area paying $12-$22 an hour and up. Galaxy 1 provides six weeks of paid training, company provided vehicle, a generous benefits package and a position with no lay-offs and 50+ hours per week. Galaxy 1 Marketing Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.


Full-Time Floor Supervisor - Monmouth, IL (8/19/15)
Warren Achievement Center seeks to hire a full-time floor supervisor with benefits. Will provide supervision, training, and instruction to individuals with developmental disabilities in order to meet production contracts.


High school diploma or equivalent required plus one year of experience in industry or with people with disabilities. For more details & to apply, visit or apply at 1220 E. 2nd Avenue, Monmouth, IL. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


Housekeeping/Laundry  Aide - Roseville, IL (8/18/15)
Roseville Rehab and Healthcare Center, located in Roseville, IL, seeks to fill the position of Housekeeping/Laundry Aide.


• Personal Cleanliness
• Pleasant, Tactful & Courteous
• Ability to work with others


Responsibilities include:
• Perform housekeeping & cleaning activities within the guidelines of assigned areas
• Follow assigned cleaning schedule outlined by housekeeping department


Apply online at: Click on Career Center.


Seasonal Team Member - Galesburg, IL (8/17/15)
JoAnn Fabrics seeks to hire a seasonal team member.


To join our team, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old. Those team members hired at the ages of 16 or 17 will perform specific cashiering responsibilities and light stocking only.
  • Successfully pass a background check.
  • Be available to work a flexible work schedule, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Have a willingness to learn and develop your fabric and craft product knowledge.


In addition to the above, the Team Members who are most successful at Jo-Ann are those with the values of inspiration, compassion, accountability, respect and engagement.


Why Jo-Ann?

  • Have a passion for sewing, crafts, scrapbooking? Team Members receive a discount of 20% off their purchase every day of the year
  • Competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 401(k) Savings Plan (Employer Match)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Growth Opportunities


Apply online at: Click on Careers at the bottom of the page.


Part-Time Dishwasher/Dining Room Attendant - Galesburg, IL (8/17/15)
Innkeepers seeks to hire a part-time dishwasher/dining room attendant. This job is Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 6:30 pm.  Starting wage is $8.25 per hour plus tips.  Additional hours are available.


Apply in person. Applications are available at the counter.
Innkeeper’s Fresh Roasted Coffee
80 N. Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL, 61401


Miscellaneous Positions - Knoxville, IL (8/13/15)
Courtyard Estates, located in Knoxville, IL is hiring multiple positions:


Housekeeping/Laundry - Requirements: Personal Cleanliness | Pleasant, Tactful & Courteous | Ability to work with others. Responsibilities include: Perform housekeeping & cleaning activities within the guidelines of assigned areas | Follow assigned cleaning schedule outlined by housekeeping department


Maintenance - Requirements: Previous Maintenance Experience. Responsibilities include: Everyday facility grounds upkeep | Managing and preserving  equipment to keep in working condition | Completing repairs & Assignments in a timely matter | Following state & federal safety regulations & standards | Custodial Care & room Setup.


Dietary - Able to follow recipes, complete hot and cold food preparation, accurately, neatly, and in a timely fashion. Maintain proper food handling, safety, and sanitation standards. Provide friendly, quality customer service. Have ability to maintain professional appearance at all times and display a positive and enthusiastic approach to all assignments. Have the ability to be cross-trained in all areas of the kitchen. Must be able to pass background check. Job Functions: Able to work independently | Must be willing to be able to communicate in a professional manner | Prepare adequate, palatable and nutritious meals as specified by menus | Handle and prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations | Set up meals, follow standard recipes | Clean and sanitize work areas | Operate dish washer, wash dishes, store dishes, clean and sanitize dining room.


Apply online at: Click on Job Openings.


Medical Office Assistant/Phlebotomist - Galesburg, IL (8/12/15)
Illinois CancerCare, a world-class, comprehensive medical practice is seeking a dedicated and compassionate professional to join our team in Galesburg, Illinois.  We currently have an opening for a full time MOA Tech/Phlebotomist.  You must support Illinois CancerCare’s Mission and Vales including demonstrate a willingness and the ability to work effectively with others and help maintain a positive and caring atmosphere for our patients, families, and members of the health care team.  Previous phlebotomy experience or medical office assistant certificate preferred.  You may submit your resume to our website at


UPS Part-Time Package Handlers - Galesburg, IL (8/12/15)
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays.


Package Handlers receive a competitive hourly rate and also an attractive benefits package. Please note that these opportunities are part-time only working approximately 17 1/2 – 20 hours per week. Employees can expect to take home between $140.00 and $170.00 each week after deductions have been taken for taxes, etc.


UPS is an equal opportunity employer – race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity. Apply online at:


Amtrak Customer Service Rep - Galesburg, IL (8/11/15)
Amtrak seeks to hire a customer service representative for the Galesburg, IL location.


SUMMARY OF DUTIES - Customer Service, sells coach and sleeping car tickets, makes reservations, compiles and balances ticket reports, cash handling, ticket stock records and any other clerical work assigned.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Applicant must have a thorough knowledge of rates, tariffs and schedules of all Amtrak trains. Must be neat in appearance and must be able to deal with the public in a courteous and effective manner.


WORK EXPERIENCE - Must be able to handle baggage and/or express shipments up to and including 50 lbs. and perform janitorial duties as assigned.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Employee must comply with Amtrak’s Standards of Excellence, Safety rules, Uniform Policy and Attendance Policy and/or other procedures that relate to the proper performance of the position. Applicant must be able to operate electrical and gas powered equipment safely.


COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS - Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:15543
Posting Location(s):Illinois
Job Family/Function:Customer Service
Relocation Offered:No
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:Up to 25%
Employment Experience Requirements:3-5 years of experience


Apply online at:


Shopko Positions - Monmouth, IL (8/10/15)
Shopko in Monmouth, IL seeks applicants for the open position of Shopko Teammate. Individuals interested in these opportunities opportunity should submit a candidate profile at Click on Careers (located at bottom of page).


Target Positions - Galesburg, IL (8/10/15)
Target seeks to hire for the following positions:


  • Sales Floor Team Member
  • Food Service Team Member
  • Cashier Team Member
  • Merchandise Flow Team Member


Apply online at (Click on Careers located at bottom of page) or visit the store’s kiosk at: 1071 W Carl Sandburg Drive - Galesburg.


Data Entry Operators -  Galesburg, IL (8/3/15)
Bridgeway has openings for Full Time & Part Time Data Entry Operators.


Monday thru Friday
7 a.m. to 3:30 pm   

  • Seeking diverse applicants
  • 1st shift
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Monday through Friday 7 am – 3:30 pm
  • Salary range dependent on key stroke per hour rate
  • Ability to type 50 words per minute (wpm) using keyboard & 10 key pad


Must pass background checks.  Priority is given to individuals with disabilities/veteran status.  Application available online at at the “Employment” link, or may be picked up at Bridgeway, 2323 Windish Dr., Galesburg, IL 61401.  AA/EOE


Administrative and Orchestral Assistant - Galesburg, IL (8/3/15)
The Knox-Galesburg Symphony is looking for an enthusiastic, detailed administrative and orchestra assistant to facilitate the day-to-day operations of the orchestra. The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:



  •     Self-motivated, team player able to multi-task
  •     Musical background and/or interest (strongly desired)
  •     Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  •     Night and weekend availability
  •     Ability to lift up to 25lbs.
  •     Microsoft Office Suite proficiency (required)
  •     Adobe Photoshop and InDesign (preferred)
  •     Functioning vehicle for errands



  •     Work in collaboration with Executive Director
  •     Work with and help supervise work-study students
  •     Maintain office databases
  •     Music distribution to orchestra
  •     Attendance and Mileage Tracking
  •     Rehearsal setup and strike
  •     Concert setup and strike
  •     Media distribution
  •     Assist with coordination of mailings
  •     Design/layout of flyers and programs for performances
  •     Music library maintenance
  •     General office and secretarial duties


Reporting - This position reports directly to the executive director and is employed by the Galesburg Symphony Society (Knox-Galesburg Symphony Board of Directors)


Compensation - This is a 12-month, part-time, salaried position averaging 20-25 hours per week. In addition to salary, compensation includes quarterly mileage and six (6) weeks of paid time off (to be divided throughout the year).  This employee will also receive four (4) complimentary tickets to each performance.


Please forward all resumes to Lucas Wood:


Part-Time Teller - Galesburg, IL (8/3/15)
F&M Bank seeks applicants for the position of part-time teller. Approximately 25-28 hours/week, including Saturdays.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:    Performs variety of customer service duties while receiving and paying out monies and maintaining accurate records for all transactions.  Responsible for balancing each day’s transactions and verifying cash totals.  Provide excellent customer service, determine customer needs and direct customers to the appropriate departments of the bank.  Cross sales and referrals will be measured by goals.



  •     Exceptional customer service and communication skills
  •     General PC, 10-key and basic math skills
  •     Attention to detail and ability to multi-task; excellent organization skills
  •     General knowledge of bank products
  •     Ability to work in a fast paced, team environment
  •     Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (not an essential function of the job as defined by the ADA)


For more information contact Diana Whitson at or 309-343-0002, ext. 20633.


Ultrasound Sonographer - Davenport, IA and Moline, IL (8/10/15)
LifeLine Screening has openings for an ultrasound sonographer and the Davenport, IA and Moline, IL locations. Please visit if interested and apply today!


Maintenance/Groundskeeper - Monmouth, IL (7/22/15)

Warren Achievement Center, located in Monmouth, IL, seeks applicants for a part-time groundskeeper. Will perform assigned tasks such as landscaping, snow removal, mowing, raking, trimming, digging, and moving equipment and materials. Some painting and basic carpentry, custodial also required. Must be able to read labels on equipment and agricultural chemicals. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to carry out tasks without close supervision.


For more details & to apply, visit or apply at 1220 E. 2nd Avenue, Monmouth, IL. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


Accounting Specialist I - Monmouth, IL (7/20/15)

Warren Achievement Center is accepting applications for the position of  Accounting Specialist I. Full Time, Benefits, generally Monday through Friday. Responsible for data entry including, general ledger entries & reconciliation, accounts payable/receivable, and general bookkeeping duties.


Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent with at least three years of experience, or an Associate's degree in an Accounting or related field.


Apply on-line at or get an application at 1220 E. 2nd Ave., Monmouth, IL 61462. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


Hy-Vee Positions - Galesburg, IL (7/6/15)

Hy-Vee in Galesburg, Il seeks to hire the following positions at the specified locations:


  • Courtesy Clerk - Part Time (Henderson)
  • Night Stocker – Part Time (Henderson)
  • Courtesy Clerk – Part Time (Main)

Apply online at: , click on “Careers”, then “Browse Job Opportunities.”