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Specialist 1 (Advancement)

Job Type: Operational Staff


This position is tasked with the Advancement and Foundation office’s day-to-day operations and administrative duties for the Assistant Vice President of Advancement and Executive Director of the JALC Foundation. The position requires high professionalism and confidentiality and the ability to assist in working with budgets. In addition, this position will work with Award Spring Donor & Scholarship Management systems and various college software systems to monitor student records and access academic and donor information. The advancement specialist works with the Foundation Board of Directors, organizes meetings, and records and distributes minutes. This position provides customer-quality services to students, faculty, staff, and John A. Logan College guests, displaying exceptional organization, professionalism, communication, and attention to detail.

Note: This is a union position.

Position Requirements

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in a business-related field, plus four years office work experience or five years of office management experience. Assessments or acceptable certification for the appropriate level of Microsoft Office skills will be required. 

Essential Functions & Position Duties

  • Performs primary receptionist duties (answering phones, greeting visitors, directing calls, etc.)
  • Maintains files (both electronic and hard copy)
  • Data entry
  • Maintains confidential and sensitive information
  • Processes requisitions
  • Works with budgets
  • Coordinates and attends meetings as appropriate; prepares and distributes minutes
  • Interface with college-restricted software systems
  • Supervisory duties (Student Workers)
  • Manipulates data in college-restricted software systems 

Non-essential functions of the position

  • Other duties as assigned. Duties must be performed on the John A. Logan College campus or designated location.

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

Type of Position: Full-time; Operational; Level 1 

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday 

Salary: $18.00 – $19.44 per hour
Complete a John A. Logan College operational application or a internal application and submit a resume. You may contact the Office of Human Resources at

John A. Logan College is an equal-opportunity employer. John A. Logan does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law.