Knox College seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and talented leader to serve as the next director of athletics. With an appreciation for the rigorous academic culture of Knox College, the centrality of wellness for all students, and the importance of intercollegiate and recreational competition for the community, the next director will provide purposeful leadership and direction with a sharp focus on the mission of the College and the department.

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,100 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was among the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 45 states and 49 countries, a significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity, Knox is a vibrant and creative community. Knox College is a founding member of the Midwest Conference and a Division III institution—the Knox Prairie Fire athletics program has 18 intercollegiate sports. 

 

The Position

Role of the Position 

Reporting to the provost and dean of the College and serving as a member of the Dean’s Council, the director of athletics is responsible for the visionary leadership, strategic direction, management, coordination, and supervision of a comprehensive NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics program. This includes oversight of the fitness center, club sports, intramurals, 18 varsity sports, 380 student-athletes, an annual budget of approximately $1.8 million (not including restricted funds), and a staff of 37, inclusive of coaches, athletic trainers, and administrative staff.

The new director will be responsible for continuing to enhance the competitiveness of a Division III intercollegiate athletics program found within an academically rigorous liberal arts-centered learning environment. The director will develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures that promote best practices and address personnel development, financial management, facility renovation and master planning, alumni and community relations, and compliance and regulatory expectations, including Title IX, while advancing a high level of integration of athletics into the overall student experience. The director will work collaboratively with coaches and the office of admissions on the recruitment of student-athletes; encourage and promote an equitable and inclusive community among all students, faculty, and staff; and continue to advance and support the recreational, intramural, and club sports programs. The new director will demonstrate an understanding of the components of wellness and the ability to leverage recreational activities in the collaboration, development, and implementation of campus-wide wellness strategies. As a strong institutional partner, the director provides leadership to staff and coaches and works collaboratively and productively with a wide range of constituents, including but not limited to the provost’s office to which it reports and to the offices of admissions, advancement, alumni relations, facilities, human resources, communications, and Title IX, as well as the academic faculty, student government, student development, the Midwest Conference, the NCAA, and the wider Galesburg community.

Responsibilities of the director include:

  • Working at the highest levels of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness to provide leadership and oversight to the intercollegiate athletics program.
  • Advancing all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion and understanding gender equity in athletics and Title IX compliance.
  • Fiscal management, including budgeting and financial planning, forecasting, reporting, revenue generation, and cost efficiency.
  • Recruiting, developing, and leading staff and coaches.
  • Representing and supporting the mission, interests, and accomplishments of the College, and athletics, to audiences within and beyond the campus.
  • Providing strategic direction and oversight for the maintenance, construction, and restoration of the athletics facilities and designs for future facility needs.
  • Communicating insight into the opportunities and challenges of Division III athletics at a small liberal arts college and managing competing and conflicting goals.
  • Working with the Faculty Advisory Committee and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to the health, safety, personal development, and academic success of student-athletes with experience and knowledge of the academic support needs and strategies for student-athlete academic success.
  • Working closely with the Division of Student Development to promote wellness, retention, and success of student-athletes.
  • Assisting in fundraising initiatives, working closely with the Office of Advancement and the K Club coordinator.
  • Working closely with admissions in recruiting student-athletes.
  • Overseeing the ongoing professional development of the athletics department staff and coaches.
  • Ensuring compliance with federal, NCAA, and College policies and procedures.
  • Providing timely and accurate reporting to the Midwest Conference, federal, NCAA, and College departments.

Qualifications and Characteristics

A bachelor’s degree and significant, progressive experience leading a complex, dynamic, and diverse organization are required. Experience within a highly selective liberal arts institution, collegiate-level coaching, and significant capital planning and fundraising is preferred. The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive understanding of intercollegiate athletics administration, student-athlete development, and NCAA compliance within a Division III environment. The next director should have the ability to mentor and inspire the professional development of coaches and athletics administrators, a commitment to support wellness and recreation in the holistic development of students, and a demonstrated strategic planning acumen. A collaborative management approach; superior communication and relationship-building skills; a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social responsibility; strong planning and fiscal competencies; a familiarity with program development and assessment; and excellent problem-solving abilities are also desired. 

In addition to the qualifications stated above, institutional stakeholders identified the following list of additional capabilities and attributes of a successful candidate:

  • A commitment to an intercollegiate athletics program that operates with the highest integrity, empathy, and transparency focused on the holistic development of its student-athletes.
  • Experience developing a departmental mission, vision, and culture that embraces a holistic and equitable understanding of program success and supports a competitive environment. 
  • Demonstrate strong strategic planning skills and an ability to build consensus and support for short- and long-term goals.
  • A dedication to student learning, community well-being, and the ability to lead, collaborate with, and motivate a diverse community.
  • Promote excellence, respect tradition, and support success.
  • Provide leadership in the hiring, supervision, and professional development of coaches and administrative staff with a strong focus on creating a shared departmental vision grounded in equity, honest and transparent communication, and colleagueship, and efficient and focused attention on institutional strategic priorities.
  • Understand the value of continuing education, training, evaluation, and professional development for staff and coaches.
  • Have a significant understanding of fundraising and revenue development, collaborating with the office of advancement to continue to enhance fundraising priorities and execute fundraising strategies.
  • Serve as an effective ambassador for athletics and intentionally partner broadly across campus.
  • Possess an inspirational, energetic, and collaborative leadership style that embraces the Prairie Fire Athletics contribution to the educational mission of Knox College.
  • Establish a rapport with staff, students, donors, alumni, faculty, community leaders, and other key constituents.
  • Be highly visible and present within the Knox and Galesburg communities.
  • Be highly collaborative and adaptable, equipped to respond to changing dynamics as circumstances dictate.
  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills of diplomacy, accessibility, and respect for the expertise and viewpoints of colleagues within and outside the department of athletics.
  • Have a spirit of creativity and innovation.
  • Establish credibility with campus colleagues and believe sincerely in the values of a liberal arts education, shared governance, and respectful leadership.

History of the Position 

Daniella J. Irle was named the Knox College director of athletics on January 9, 2018, and served in that role until her retirement in spring 2022. Scott Sunderland, associate director of athletics for sports medicine and performance, event and facility management, and internal operations, serves as interim director of athletics while a national search commences. Sunderland has been a member of the Knox athletics department since 1990. 

Opportunities and Challenges of the Role

As a leading liberal arts institution, Knox College is committed to excellence across all dimensions of the College. The athletics department contributes positively to the overall reputation of the College, and there is a keen desire to see that success integrated across the campus to continually enhance the student experience. 

Areas of focus for the new director include:

  • Mission-aligned leadership. The new director will be an experienced supervisor, mentor, and leader who can build cohesion and culture for the athletics department grounded in the Knox academic mission, empathize with students, recognize the challenges of achieving academic excellence, and be able to help coaches and students work together to achieve success. The director will establish clear expectations and open communication and provide effective feedback while navigating a multi-faceted athletics operation with sound fiscal, supervisory, facilities, and operations management.
  • Create a 21st-century vision for Prairie Fire athletics. The new director will create a clear and unified departmental vision, mission, and brand by working with a successful and engaged coaching and administrative staff. There should be clear and measurable definitions of success that promote competitiveness, student leadership development, and institutional student success priorities at a selective liberal arts institution that is reflective of both the institutional mission and the goals of the NCAA Division III. Staff should feel encouraged, challenged, supported, and confident about how they contribute to the vision.
  • A strategic mindset. A strong strategic orientation facilitates the establishment of departmental priorities for athletics aligned with institutional strategic priorities centered around enrollment growth, the student experience, holistic well-being, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The athletic director will be expected to create a strategy and priorities defining departmental and student success, strategic recruitment, staffing, revenue generation, program expansion and feasibility, deferred maintenance, facilities improvements and long-term facilities master planning, student-athlete and alumni engagement, Title IX, and equity.
  • Athletics is seen as a campus partner. With a highly relational and communicative nature, the next director will strengthen communication and collaboration between athletics and the larger institution—faculty, student development, enrollment management, alumni, facilities and capital planning, Title IX, etc., and the greater community with a particular focus on increasing efficiencies and opportunities that further support the student-athlete experience as part of a dynamic student experience.
  • Strategic recruiting. The next director will partner with the office of admission to recruit and retain student-athletes of distinguished academic capacity and optimize roster management and athletics department objectives. 
  • Leadership around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Continue to initiate and support institutional goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion by actively leading departmental conversations for staff and student-athletes, promoting training and staff development, and nurturing an equity-minded departmental culture.
  • Helping define a Knox wellness agenda. Opportunities exist to be a thought leader and strong campus partner with student development leadership on the president’s wellness agenda. Athletics is uniquely positioned to support holistic well-being of all Knox students through further exploration of intramurals, club sports, fitness, and recreation.
  • Fundraising and alumni development. A passionate storyteller, the next director will champion strategic partnership with the new vice president for advancement and the new assistant director of alumni and parent engagement for athletics for the continued cultivation and stewardship of the K Club. The next director will strengthen relationships with alumni, student-athletes, parents, and the greater Galesburg community to further nurture and encourage their continued relationship with Knox College.

Measures of Success

The members of the department of athletics are valued educators, colleagues, and contributors to the Knox mission and student experience. The director will continue building strong working relationships and open dialogue between athletics and key campus stakeholders. The next director joins Knox alongside a new and highly engaged president and senior leadership team as they embark on strategic and capital campaigns poised to strengthen Knox’s market position and student success outcomes. 

Additional measures, as shared by key institutional stakeholders, include the following:

  • The director will understand their role as educator and leader and seek to engage all Knox students toward a holistic understanding of wellness and well-being.
  • The director will bring a passion and energy for athletics and recreation programming that enhances campus pride and celebrates the distinction of Knox. 
  • In partnership with enrollment and the coaching staff, program rosters are healthy, and there is an intentional and well-understood strategy for student-athlete recruitment.
  • The director will be a supporter and tireless advocate for the student-athlete experience and a champion of opportunities that promote well-being and healthy competition.
  • The director has assessed the current environment with the athletics staff and begun to define a comprehensive and equity-minded vision, mission, and plan for the future.
  • The director will be a visible and highly accessible advocate for coaches, faculty, staff, and department programs. 
  • The director will bring a personal passion for inclusive excellence communicated in an inspirational manner that inspires others to embrace the mission and vision of Knox athletics.
  • The director will continue to enhance and strengthen the opportunities found within the areas of athletics and recreational programming for all students, creating a sense of school spirit and engagement that is felt across campus. Spaces utilized by athletics and recreational programs are seen as accessible and welcoming to all Knox students. 
  • The director understands the higher education landscape and the challenges facing recruitment of retention of today’s college students and is poised to support and encourage coaches to meet team, department, and institutional goals. 
  • The director will have demonstrated the ability to manage short-term and long-term development for the department, including staffing, professional development, facilities management, and strategic capital planning.
  • Students see the director as an approachable and accessible champion who supports programs and uses a student-centered orientation to build rapport with students and seek their input.
  • The director will respect, encourage, and celebrate the department’s talents while holding each person accountable to mutually agreed-upon goals.
  • The director has defined, illustrated, and demonstrated internally and externally an understanding of competitiveness and student-athlete success that is reflective of the Knox mission and the goals of the NCAA Division III.
  • The director will appreciate shared governance and the heightened and enhanced communication role in consensus building. 
  • The director will have established strong working relationships and partnerships with the dean’s leadership team, direct reports, student development, student-athletes, advancement, enrollment, faculty, alums, and community partners.
  • The director will demonstrate a leadership style that is credible and collegial while being highly effective. 

The director will think broadly about access and inclusion in athletic environments and how physical education and athletics can be hubs for discourse about diversity, inclusion, and understanding differences.

Institution & Location

OVERVIEW OF ATHLETICS

Athletics at Knox has been building a winning tradition for more than a century, with the first letter awarded in 1881. The first basketball team — a women’s club that played teams from Galesburg and surrounding communities — took the court in 1896. Men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams followed just one year later. Now, when one wears the purple and gold of Knox’s 18 varsity athletic teams, they join student-athletes who compete with a passion and intensity that makes Prairie Fire the only appropriate name for them.

The College is committed to the NCAA Division III philosophy of making academics the priority, placing the highest emphasis on the overall quality of the educational experience. As part of this philosophy, Knox seeks to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among Prairie Fire athletes and coaching staff.

Athletics Mission Statement

The department of athletics provides students an opportunity to obtain knowledge, physical development, and life skills. Whether it is varsity athletics, club sports, or intramurals, they encourage participation by all students. The athletic department is committed to diversity and inclusivity of students, faculty, and staff and adheres to the Knox College Culture of Respect.

In concert with the College’s mission, intercollegiate athletics at Knox plays a significant role in the development of student-athletes. The principles of preparation, goal setting, teamwork, integrity, and sportsmanship, in practice and competition, are embraced to ensure a quality experience with successful outcomes.

Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Statement

“Diversity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling our Knox College Athletics mission. We value inclusive excellence in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming; campus climate; recruitment; hiring; and retention. Valuing this common ground enhances the social and competitive experience for all and is important to team success and individual development. Moreover, we resolve to create and uphold a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, class, creed, disability, educational background, gender expression, gender identity, geographical location, income, marital status, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, work experiences and other dimensions of diversity.”

Club Sports 

These are the student organizations presently available for Recreation and Games that utilize athletics facilities.

  • Co-ed & Women’s Water Polo
  • Fencing
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Equestrian 
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Power Lifting

Intramural Sports

The intramural program at Knox College intends to enhance the student experience by fostering camaraderie, leadership qualities, personal accomplishment, mutual respect, and integrity by providing fun and competitive physical recreation opportunities through sport, regardless of an individual’s skill level.

  • Volleyball-Fall
  • Basketball-Winter
  • Futsal (Indoor Soccer) – Spring
  • Dodgeball- coming in 2023-24 school year

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

SAAC Mission Statement

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) promotes and maintains among the Knox College intercollegiate student-athletes good sportsmanship, academic excellence, and involvement in the campus and the local community. SAAC members represent all sports and work with the SAAC advisors regularly and, through interaction, positively impact the general administration of the athletics program to the benefit of the intercollegiate sports participants.

Student-Athletes: By the Numbers

  • 18 NCAA Division III varsity teams
  • 60 conference championships in the last 30 years
  • 37% of Knox College first-year and transfer students were student-athletes
  • 89% annual retention rate in 2020-2021
  • 3.1 GPA, student-athlete GPA
  • 42 Spring Sport Prairie Fire student-athletes were selected as Midwest Conference Academic All-Conference in 2021
  • (155 in 2019-2020)
  • 44% of Prairie Fire student-athletes identified as a minority in 2020-2021
  • Student-athletes from 33 states and 21 countries in 2020-21
  • 60% of students participate in varsity, club, or intramural sports
  • 11 club and intramural sports

Midwest Conference (MWC)

Knox is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Midwest Conference (MWC), one of the oldest conferences in the nation. Competition in the Conference is intense and spirited, including the local rivalry between Knox and Monmouth College—the sixth-oldest athletic rivalry in the country. The Midwest Conference was founded in 1921 by campus presidents and faculty to establish an interstate league among similarly minded schools that give primary attention to the educational purposes of athletics. Today, member institutions continue to believe that participation in sports enhances the undergraduate experience, providing valuable opportunities in the overall academic program – most significantly, the opportunity for student-athlete growth and the realization of personal potential.

As part of our educational philosophy, members and affiliates of the Midwest Conference maintain that

academic and athletic achievement are not mutually exclusive, purposefully supporting student-athletes in the pursuit of excellence in all that they do. We accomplish this goal, collectively and individually by:

– Valuing and supporting the student-athlete well-being.

– Fostering and modeling sportsmanship.

– Respecting and advancing diversity.

– Celebrating competitive success.

The Conference sponsors baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s indoor track, women’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, women’s outdoor track, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, and volleyball. The men’s and women’s golf teams compete as affiliate members of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC).

Member institutions of the now incorporated league as of 2012 are Beloit, Cornell, Grinnell, Illinois College, Knox, Lake Forest, Lawrence, Monmouth, and Ripon. The University of Chicago is an affiliate in football and baseball.

K Club

The K Club is the official booster club of Knox College Athletics—the Team behind our Teams. To set Prairie Fire Athletics apart from other Division III institutions, Knox prioritizes a commitment to athletic facilities, recruiting smart and competitive student-athletes and full-time coaching staff. The K Club helps build unforgettable experiences for our student-athletes that embody the liberal arts.

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

Mission and Values

Mission

Knox College is a community of individuals from diverse backgrounds challenging each other to explore, understand and improve society and the world. The commitment to put learning to use to accomplish personal and social goals dates to the founding of the College in 1837. Knox takes pride in the College’s early commitment to increase access to all qualified students of varied backgrounds, races, and conditions, regardless of financial means.

Today, Knox continues to expand both the historic mission and the tradition of active liberal arts learning. They provide an environment where students and faculty work closely together, and teaching is characterized by inviting and expecting students to pursue fundamental questions to reach their own reflective but independent judgments. The mission is carried out through:

  • Curriculum: Combining inquiry in traditional and newer disciplines with the integrative perspective of interdisciplinary work, building from basic skills of writing, reading, calculating, and critical analysis to opportunities for sophisticated student research and creative expression.
  • The character of the learning environment: Encouraging the critical exchange of ideas, challenging students with high expectations, and persistent demands for rigorous thinking within a supportive and egalitarian environment characterized by the informality and openness that mirrors a Midwestern surrounding.
  • Residential campus: Encouraging the personal, cultural, and intellectual growth of students in a reflective, inclusive, and engaged campus community through supportive residential opportunities, numerous student organizations, a wide array of creative activities and cultural programming, and opportunities for intercollegiate and recreational sports.
  • Community: Reaffirming and extending the ongoing commitment to a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff with each new hiring and admission.

Values

  • Education is a social good. We believe that knowledge is meant to be shared, tested through experience, revised, and shared again. It is a communal tool, an endlessly renewable resource, and a force for change.
  • Education should be accessible to all. We were founded on this belief; we live it today; we believe it’s the foundation of a better future.
  • Education is experience. We put our education to work in the wider world; knowledge becomes more valuable when applied. Every Knox student brings their education into what’s otherwise known as the real world. To us, it’s just the world, and we’re here to work with it, learn from it, and move it forward.
  • Education embraces difference. We seek out opposing views. We pursue the unfamiliar and the overlooked, the alternative. We’re polyphonic; we’re capable of speaking, thinking, and acting in dozens of ways. This is how the world works; this is how innovation happens; this is how you belong to (and create) the future.
  • Education starts with respect. We don’t tolerate discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct. Mutual respect, trust, and a recognition of the rights and dignity of every individual—these values are at the core of who we are.
  • Education works especially well if everyone is, at heart, nice. We try to be nice in the broadest, deepest sense of the word: we smile at people when we pass them; we see the good in others; we make good food and share it. This is what it means to be from a small city in the heart of the country.

Institutional Leadership

C. Andrew McGadney – President

C. Andrew “Andy” McGadney is the 20th president of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He joined the College in July 2021.

A native of Connecticut, McGadney earned his BA at Wesleyan University, majoring in sociology and African American studies. He later earned a Master of Public Administration and Policy from Columbia University and an EdD in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, writing his dissertation on “Crisis Management at Small Liberal Arts Colleges: Perspectives on Presidential Decision Making.” Prior to his appointment at Knox College, he served as vice president and dean of student advancement at Colby College, following three years as Colby’s vice president and secretary of the College, a role that made him the principal liaison to the board of trustees.

While at Colby, McGadney provided strategic vision in realizing the College’s signature initiative, DavisConnects, funded with a $25 million donor gift. DavisConnects is a global liberal arts model that affords every Colby student a set of integrated research, internship, and global experiences designed to enhance the academic experience and prepare students for post-graduate success. McGadney was also responsible for implementing a series of complex strategic initiatives that emerged through the College’s planning process and promoted, facilitated, and supported governance practices across the College.

 

Michael A. Schneider– Provost and Dean of the College 

Dr. Michael A. Schneider was appointed provost and dean of the College in 2019. A specialist in modern Japanese history, he has been a member of the history department since 1992. Dr. Schneider holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and a BS from Michigan State University.

Prior to assuming the provost role, Dr. Schneider served as interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College (2017-2018), associate dean for faculty development (2012-2016), and director of the Stellyes Center for Global Studies (2002-8, 2010-12). He has also served as interim vice president for student development (2021-22).

Dr. Schneider has been a dedicated proponent of holistic educational experiences, including active and experiential learning opportunities for students. He is a co-creator of the “Japan Term” immersion program and has twice served as resident director of the College’s consortial student exchange program in Tokyo.

As provost and dean of the College, he has been committed to preserving and sustaining Knox’s distinctive residential liberal arts mission of access and opportunity despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. He has led the academic program in acquiring foundation, federal, and state grants totaling more than $2 million since 2019 to advance issues related to diversity and inclusion initiatives, student engagement, and faculty development. He has also been a dedicated noontime basketballer for many decades.

The Academic Program

A Knox education:

IS ROOTED IN A SINGULAR INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY: Knox students come from all walks of life, and all parts of the globe, bringing radically different stories, experiences, and ideas to the campus in Western Illinois. The talented faculty—97 percent hold terminal degrees in their field—are committed to student education, beginning with First-Year Preceptorial. Students come from 45 states and 49 countries, making Knox more diverse in more ways than nearly any college campus in the country. Knox students are exceptionally active, effective, and engaged in the world.

IS AN EXPERIENCE: Knox students test their knowledge by applying theory to practice both in and out of the classroom. That can be advanced research and creative work, internships, off-campus programs, or community service. The College helps make these experiences possible with a $2,000 Power of Experience grant available to all incoming students during their junior and senior years.

HAS POWER: Knox students take the knowledge they gain in the classroom and apply it to real-world experiences. These experiences, combined with opportunities to live and learn with students from different backgrounds and to develop leadership skills in organizations, all empower graduates to find success after Knox. Knox alumni run Fortune 500 companies and grassroots nonprofits, conduct major research at sites around the world, found startups and music festivals, see a human need, and meet it.

Knox provides an environment where students and faculty work closely together, and teaching is characterized by inviting and expecting students to pursue fundamental questions to reach their own reflective but independent judgments. The College offers more than 60 courses of study, including 43 majors and 58 minors in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. In addition, Knox offers nine pre-professional and cooperative programs, including business, engineering, and law. Knox’s educational experience is known for its immersive terms, a cluster of courses in one term focused around a theme. The College offers six immersive term opportunities: Repertory Theatre Term, Green Oaks Term, Japan Term, StartUp Term, Clinical Psychology Term, and Open Studio Term.

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Average Class Size: 14
  • Total Faculty: 120
  • Full-time faculty with Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree: 95%
  • Majors & Minors: 101

The Student Body

Knox College has an extraordinarily diverse, open-minded, and engaged student body:

  • 1,100 students from 45 States/Territories and 49 Countries
  • 57% women; 43% men
  • African American: 8%
  • Asian American or Pacific Islander: 5%
  • Hispanic: 15%
  • International: 19%
  • Multiracial: 6%
  • Graduated in the top 25% of their high school class: 66%
  • Graduated in the top 10%: 34%

Benefits Overview

Knox offers a variety of benefits to faculty and staff—from health, dental, and vision plans to a generous tuition remission program. Click here to learn about the full options offered at Knox College.

Application & Nomination

Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin October 13, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Dell Robinson at ddr@spelmanjohnson.com or Anne-Marie Kenney at amk@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

 Visit the Knox College website at https://www.knox.edu/

 In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

 Knox College is rooted in an historic commitment to social justice and to access to education for all qualified students. Today, Knox is one of the 50 most diverse campuses in America, with a campus community that includes a wide array of races, ethnicities, ages, cultures, backgrounds, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, and beliefs.

RELATED LINKS

About Knox College

https://www.knox.edu/

About Galesburg, Illinois

https://www.ci.galesburg.il.us/