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.


Audio Services Specialist - Galesburg, IL (5/3/16)
Carl Sandburg College seeks applicants for the position of audio services specialist. ($10.46 - $10.97 Hourly). 


Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update classroom audiovisual equipment.
  • Provide audiovisual support for campus events.
  • Provide webinar support to faculty and students.
  • Assist with the operations of the One Button Studio.
  • Assist with video production, closed captioning and related technology.

Minimum Necessary Skills, Experience, and Educational Background:

  • Experience in the field to include working knowledge of audiovisual production, graphics production, and maintenance and minor repairs of AV equipment.
  • Associate Degree preferred or ability to demonstrate proficiency of skill.
  • Excellent communication skills to successfully interact with clients of all ages, socio-economic status, sex, or race.
  • Valid driver's license required.

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.


Target Positions - Galesburg, IL (5/2/16)
Target seeks to hire the following positions:

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

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


Plant Accounting Clerk - Monmouth, IL (5/2/16)
Smithfield Packing Co., located in Monmouth, IL seeks to hire a plant accounting clerk. For a detailed job description and to apply for the job, visit:


Warren Achievement Positions - Monmouth, IL (5/2/16)
Warren Achievement, located in Monmouth, IL seeks applicants for the following positions:

  • Developmental Training Specialist, full time, benefits, 1st shift weekdays. Responsible for developing structured program ideas for individuals with developmental disabilities in DT classrooms. Implements training in areas of pre-vocational training, motor and social skills development, personal care, community integration, and life enhancement skills. One year experience required.
  • Residential Assistants, part time positions.  Will assist residents with daily living skills to help them reach their goals of how they live, learn, work, and play. Must pass a test of 8th grade reading level.
  • Healthcare Coordinator, part time, approximately 25 hours per week, generally day shift. Will provide continuity in healthcare services to meet needs of persons with disabilities. Will coordinate all health care appointments under the direction of the RNs. Schedules/confirms necessary lab work/tests/referrals to medical professionals. Provides for follow-up visits as ordered by a healthcare professional, meeting guidelines. Facilitate proper documentation of Achiever services.

 All positions require a valid driver's license and high school diploma or equivalent. 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.


Control Room Operator - Aledo, IL (4/28/16)
Mercer County Sheriff's Office seeks a part time control room operator. Part-time; 8 am to 10 pm Varied Hrs.Applications can be picked up & returned to: Mercer County Sheriff's Office, 906 SW 3rd St.  Aledo, IL 61231 or online @ Application deadline: 5-20-16. 

  • $9.50/hr
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must pass background investigation
  • Must pass drug test Must be 18 yr +
  • This person will have no contact with inmates; & the main aspect of the position is to operate jail doors and cameras in the control room & answer phones.

Applications can be mailed to the address above or email them to


LPNs - Galesburg, IL (4/25/16)
DD Homes seeks LPNS. Click here for detailed information. Apply in person at 1360 S Chambers St, Galesburg, IL.


Dock to Stock Lead (Full Time) - Galesburg, IL (4/25/16)
Big Lots seeks applicants for the position of dock to stock lead. 


  1. High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience required. Must be 18 years of age.
  2. Minimum two years retail management experience preferred.
  3. Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull a minimum of 50 pounds required. Ability to unload freight, to move product on and off of store shelves, to walk, stand, bend, stoop, or kneel for long periods of time, and to move freely throughout store on a continual basis required.
  4. Availability to work a variable schedule of at least 30 hours per week, including nights, weekends, and holidays required.
  5. Excellent organizational, communication, leadership, presentation and interpersonal skills required.
  6. Strong decision-making and problem resolution skills required.

For a detailed job description and to apply online, visit


General Laborers, Field Laborers, Warehouse Associates - Monmouth, IL (4/25/16)
NOW HIRING- 12 Seasonal Openings for the Monmouth, IL area. We have immediate openings! Starting May 2016.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • General Labor
  • Field Labor
  • Warehouse Associates

To Apply, call Lauren at (309) 661-4911 or send updated resume to


Director of Counseling and Wellness - Galesburg, IL (4/22/16)
Knox College is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling and Wellness. This position provides the opportunity for a collaborative leader to provide administrative leadership and strategic direction for a range of counseling and wellness programs at a nationally ranked, residential, private liberal arts college devoted to providing a personalized education in a diverse and vibrant community.


Knox seeks a director with strong clinical, management, and administrative expertise, who can motivate and inspire confidence among staff, introduce current trends and best practices, work effectively as a member of the Student Development leadership team, and identify strategies for strengthening counseling and wellness services and programs in alignment with the institutional mission and values. The successful candidate will have the training, credentials, licensure, and in-depth knowledge and experience with college wellness and mental health issues, programs, and services required to lead and ensure excellence in the delivery of clinical services, outreach programs, and wellness initiatives, and the effective functioning and operations of an established counseling and wellness center.


Position Summary
Combining clinical and administrative responsibilities, the Director of Counseling and Wellness provides vision, strategy and leadership in planning, developing, implementing and managing student-centered wellness programs that advance Knox’s mission and values while also providing direct mental health services to students. Knox’s counseling and wellness programs support student mental and physical health, academic achievement and success in life, and are integral to promoting a safe, caring, respectful and inclusive campus community.


This is a twelve-month, full-time position reporting to the Vice President for Student Development.


For a detailed job description, visit: Click on Employment at Knox (bottom of page.) Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. The documents must be sent electronically to The subject line of the email should read “Knox College – Director of Counseling and Wellness.” A confidential review of applications will begin on May 19, 2016 and will continue until the appointment is made. The College has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity prior to applying or nominating, contact Dr. Jan Walbert at



Wait Staff - Galesburg, IL (4/22/16)

Acapulco Restaurant is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our wait staff! Working at Acapulco Restaurant is about making every customer’s dining experience enjoyable and fun. If you are energetic, reliable, work well under stress, and a great team player then stop in and apply today.


Our supportive staff and trainers will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should already have:
1. You are at least 18 years of age.
2. You are a fun and friendly person who values customers and takes absolute pride in everything you do.
3. You work very well in teams – You understand that work is easier and fun with some teamwork.
4. You have strong communication skills. You are comfortable talking to strangers and are enthusiastic about making new friends.
5. You have the right kind of attitude – You understand the need to be on time, all the time. You are willing to understand and follow rules and procedures. You are energetic and positive about your job.


Additional Info:
• Wage: Minimum serving wage + all your tips
• Hours: Part-time


Apply in person: Acapulco’s, 1576 North Henderson St. Suite B


Field Research Assistants - Monmouth, IL (4/21/16)
To help with planting, pollinating, harvesting, threshing, shipping, weeding, preparing fields, preparing seed, sampling, detasseling, rogueing, and other field and seed activities related to crops and fields. This is a full time position in the Illinois area with first shift hours Monday-Friday with occasional OT. Pay is based on experience. The assignment will start in May and last until November. If you are interested, please apply at or call the Burlington office at 319-753-1663 to schedule an appointment.



Client Service Representative I - Galesburg, IL (4/20/16)

This is an entry level position responsible for processing all release of information (ROI) specifically medical record requests in a timely and efficient manner ensuring accuracy and providing customers with the highest quality product and customer service. Associate must at all times safeguard and protect the patient’s right to privacy by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the patient’s medical information and that all releases of information are in compliance with the request, authorization, company policy and HIPAA regulations.


  • A High School Diploma or GED is required
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in the English language
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Administrative experience in an office setting; previous release of information, medical records, or other related experience in a healthcare environment is preferred
  • Proven customer service experience and/or training
  • Ability to effectively use computer software and technology as required by the member facility including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to understand and become knowledgeable of Release of Information standards, policies & procedures and HIPAA regulations and to complete work in compliance of these and other standards
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple, healthcare terminology
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills a must
  • Ability to use fax, copier, microfilm machine, and multiline phone system and other required work tools

For a detailed job description and to apply, visit:  Click on Careers.


Front Desk Agent - Galesburg, IL (4/20/16)
Baymont Inn & Suites, located in Galesburg, IL seeks a front desk agent. 


Educational Background and Experience:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent years of relevant work experience required
  • Previous front desk experience preferred
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Friendly demeanor, and excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Good organizational and prioritization skills
  • Prior computer experience using windows based software preferred

This job description describes the general nature of the duties and responsibilities of this position and are explained during training and reviewed during your employment. These duties may be amended from time to time.


Apply online at Click on Career Opportunities.


Snack Bar Worker - Galesburg, IL (4/19/16)
Knox College invites applications for a Dining Services – Snack Bar Worker – Gizmo.   This is a 30 hour per week, 10 month, benefit eligible position with varied shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays.


Primary responsibilities of the Gizmo Snack Bar Worker are to provide courteous and efficient customer service. This involves preparing food, based on menu orders placed, ringing up purchases and answering customer questions. When not serving customers, the Gizmo Snack Bar Worker, using established procedures and methods, is responsible for stocking and re-stocking snack bar supplies and keeping food and drink appliances filled and in working order. Also performs general dining and production area cleaning and related duties. Must be able to follow instructions and work closely with fellow Gizmo staff, as well as the ability to direct and assist student employees. May work in any or all dining service areas and units.



1. Previous snack bar/fast food preparations and POS experience required.
2. High school diploma or equivalent required.
3. Must have basic math skills, and be able to read and follow instructions.
4. Sanitation certification required (upon hire)
5. Ability to move or lift up to 50 pounds.
6. Must successfully pass a background check.


To apply, send a letter of application, resume, Employment Application,  Voluntary Applicant Self-Identification Form and Applicant Information Form   (both optional) and contact information for three professional references to Knox College,  Rhonda Dalton, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL  61401, or email to  Applicant Information Form and Voluntary Self-Identification Form may be found at  


User Services Specialist - Galesburg, IL (4/19/19)
Knox College has an immediate opening for an individual to join a dynamic team of technical support professionals. The position is fast paced, varied, and is an excellent fit for individuals who enjoy interacting with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to learning in a residential liberal arts environment.


The successful candidate for User Services Specialist will be required to interact with end users of varying technical sophistication in a respectful, patient and culturally sensitive manner. This position reports to the Director of User Services. User Services is attached to the Information Technology Services (ITS) division.  ITS is responsible for all aspects of operation and support of technology at the College.


The User Services staff routinely: Engages with faculty to develop and implement technologies that enhance teaching and learning. Coordinates use of computer based teaching facilities and related equipment for classroom instruction and staff training. Provides telephone and in person support for hardware, software and network related inquiries. Supports the technology needs of various College events such as Board Meetings, Homecoming, and presentations by visiting scholars and professionals. 


Strong general computing knowledge and troubleshooting skills in an enterprise network is a required. Advanced knowledge of Windows and Mac OS, and the following types of software is highly desirable:

● Desktop productivity applications
● Network connectivity
● Desktop operating systems
● Peripheral devices
● Antivirus software
● Web content development and authoring
● Google applications
● Internet browsers and applications
● IOS and Android operating systems and applications.


Strong organizational skills and work ethic are critical. The successful candidate will be challenged by the volume and wide range of tasks for which they will be responsible. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. A strong desire to learn new and evolving technologies is a must, and to work with diverse faculty and students in implementing those technologies for effective pedagogues and student learning. Supervisory experience is desirable. Periodic travel to conferences and workshops is required. The position can be physically demanding at times and require the individual lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds. A bachelor degree and 2 years of work experience, or 5 years of experience in a technical support role in lieu of a degree is required.

To apply, send a letter of application, resume, Employment Application,  Voluntary Applicant Self-Identification Form and Applicant Information Form   (both optional) and contact information for three professional references to Knox College,  Rhonda Dalton, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL  61401, or email to  Applicant Information Form and Voluntary Self-Identification Form may be found at  


Merchandise Handler - Galesburg, IL (4/16/16)
Slumblerland, located in Galesburg, IL seeks applicants for the position of merchandise handler. Primary Objective & Scope of Position: This position is responsible for performing duties associated with merchandise movement: receiving, shipping, inventory, delivery, merchandise preparation, building and grounds maintenance. Essential Functions and Accountabilities: Merchandise Movement Incoming: unload, identify, inspect, tag, receive. Move and condense merchandise within locations to ensure space efficiency. Move merchandise to and from show floor; display or rewrap for storage, delivery, customer pickup or shipment.


Outgoing : unpack, inspect, assemble and wrap to ensure unblemished arrival. Ensure paperwork accuracy. Use point of sale (POS) system to manage flow. Customer Service Communicate professionally with customers, colleagues, vendors.

Apply online at:


Diesel Technicians - East Peoria, IL (4/19/16)
Waste Management, located in East Peoria, IL is hiring diesel technicians. 



  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • 2+ years relevant experience
  • Valid drivers license and clean record

Interested applicants should apply online at with job code 16005058.


Shelter Insurance Agent Opening - Galesburg, IL (4/15/16)

At this time we are seeking an exceptional person to take over an existing office with an existing book of business in Galesburg, IL.  Candidates do not need to have a previous background in the insurance industry, while the experience is a plus it is far from required.  What is required is a motivated attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to effectively communicate with potential clients in a sales atmosphere.  Our industry leading Trac Agent Program allows you the time and support needed to build your business.


If you have a strong desire to own a business and a passion for helping people, then you owe it to yourself to explore a partnership with Shelter Insurance Companies. Shelter has one of the top new-agent programs in the entire insurance industry and if you are committed to hard work, we can help you launch your insurance sales career. Trac agents receive a tremendous amount of support as they build their business.


  • Business Subsidies
  • Unlimited New Commissions
  • Lucrative Bonus Opportunities
  • Exceptional Benefits Package
  • Computer and Technology Support
  • Professional Sales Training

Agent opportunities with Shelter Insurance® are highly coveted, so take the first step to becoming a member of our team today. To apply online visit:


For more information please contact:
Keith Soder
Shelter Insurance, Recruiting & Development Specialist


Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission - Galesburg, IL (4/15/16)
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community. The admission staff has been successful in expanding the geographic reach of the College and expanding the applicant pool to the highest levels in Knox’s history. 60% of applicants are students of color or international students. College enrollments are at the highest levels in 40 years, with plans to further expand the size of the campus community and engage in capital campaigns to sustain the expansion.


The Position - To support this plan, Knox seeks an outgoing, results-oriented individual to join the admission team as an Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission. You’ll work within an assigned recruitment territory to achieve a high level of visibility for the College; identify well-matched candidates for admission; build relationships with high school counselors, independent educational consultants, and alumni; and assist students and their parents in applying for admission and financial aid.  You’ll implement on and off-campus recruitment activities; conduct interviews; evaluate applications for admission; and actively engage interested students via phone, email, social media, and face-to-face contact to achieve enrollment goals.



  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred. 2-3 years of experience in college admission is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and public speaking abilities; and talent for developing relationships with a variety of constituencies.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Commitment to inclusion and diversity in college admission.
  • Dedication to and ability to articulate the value of a traditional liberal arts education.
  • Willingness to work outside a 9-5 schedule, including evenings and weekends on a regular basis during the academic year and travelling up to 10-12 weeks per year.
  • The ability to use Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and common social media applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) is expected. Prior experience with the Slate admission CRM is highly desirable.


To apply, submit via email a letter of application describing your qualifications, resume, Applicant Information Form (available at, and a list of three references to Rhonda Dalton at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



Hy-Vee Positions - Galesburg, IL (4/11/16)

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

  • Night Stocker – Part Time
  • Courtesy Clerk – Part Time (Main St. and Henderson Stores)

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



Shopko Positions - Monmouth, IL (4/4/16)

Shopko in Monmouth, IL seeks applicants for the following positions:

  • Apparel Sales floor Teammate
  • Cashier
  • General Merchandise Freight Teammate
  • General Merchandise Salesfloor Teammate
  • Lawn and Garden Teammate
  • Presentation Supervisor
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Temporary Position - Lawn and Garden Teammate

Individuals interested in these opportunities opportunity should submit a candidate profile at Click on Careers (located at bottom of page).


Lowes Positions - Galesburg, IL (4/4/16)
Lowes seeks to hire the following positions:

  • Store Seasonal Employees
  • Head Cashier
  • Facility Service Associate
  • Customer Service Associate II


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



Student Billing Coordinator - Galesburg, IL (3/30/16)

Knox College invites applications for the position of Student Billing Coordinator. This is a 12-month, full-time (37.5 hours per week) benefited position reporting to the Controller and is part of the Knox College Business Office. The Student Billing Coordinator will perform billing and collection functions associated with maintaining student receivables, retiree medical insurance receivables, and all other College invoicing.  This person also serves as a backup for the accounts payable and loan collection functions. 


Qualifications include:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or Business preferred
  • 3 years prior experience including accounting, computers and customer service
  • Work experience in an educational environment preferred
  • Basic Accounting skills and be a proficient user of Microsoft Office
  • Confidentiality with student and other sensitive information
  • Good Communication skills and exceptional customer service skills; ability to speak Spanish would be helpful
  • Creative Problem solver, accurate, detail oriented, self-directed, and able to handle multiple tasks and a heavy load
  • Normal requirements needed for an office environment


For a detailed job description, click here. To apply, send a letter of application, resume, Employment Application,  Voluntary Applicant Self-Identification Form and Applicant Information Form   (optional) and contact information for three professional references to Knox College,  Rhonda Dalton, 2 E. South Street, K-200, Galesburg, IL  61401, or email to Applicant Information Form and Voluntary Self-Identification Form may be found at  Review of applications will begin April 11, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Suggested start date will be May 16, 2016. 



Firefighters/Police Officers - Monmouth, IL (3/7/16)

The Monmouth Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will be conducting testing for entry level Police Officers and Firefighters in June and July of 2016. Use the links below for further information:


Police Officer application

Firefighter application

Agility Test

POWER Test information



Law Enforcement Assistants - United States (3/4/16)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is the premier law enforcement agency tasked with securing our nation’s borders while facilitating legitimate travel and trade.  CBP is the largest law enforcement component in the Department of Homeland Security is currently hiring Law Enforcement Assistants (LECA).  This position has many openings Throughout the United States.  To learn more about this position or submit your application, please follow the link to the


This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Communications Center at a Border Patrol Sector.  The Communications Center operates on eight hour shifts, seven days a week, on a rotational basis.  This position provides information to assist officers in detaining, apprehending and deporting aliens from the United States and facilitates officer safety by monitoring radio transmissions utilizing various communications systems.


• Providing communications and information to assist officers in detaining, apprehending and deporting aliens from the United States.
• Facilitating officer safety by monitoring radio transmissions utilizing various communications systems.
• Searching, locating and transmitting information to agents/officers such as driver's license information, social security numbers, passport numbers, criminal records, vehicle registrations and immigration checks.
• Monitoring adjustable cameras and alerting agents of illegal attempts to infiltrate the border.
A career with CBP offers the full range of Federal benefits including health and life insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement.


• You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
• You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph.
• Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
• Primary U.S. residency for the last three years.
• You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing.


If you’re looking for important and rewarding work and an opportunity to serve your country, I encourage you to consider the career opportunities at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  To learn more about other CBP careers please visit our web site at



Zoo Positions - Chicago, IL (1/25/16)

Brookfield Zoo, located in Chicago, is hiring for full-time and part-time and hundreds of temporary positions. For a detailed list of all jobs, descriptions, and to apply, visit