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Careers at Carthage

Carthage is a great place to advance your career. The 80-acre campus is located on the Lake Michigan shore in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Within a one-hour drive of this safe suburban environment, you’ll find an abundance of superb cultural and entertainment experiences, including museums, theatre, opera, professional sports, fine dining, exotic cuisine, and world-class shopping.


Current Openings: Faculty

  • The Accounting and Finance Department at Carthage College is seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor in Finance starting Fall 2021. The position will be a multi-year renewable contract. The individual will be expected to teach undergraduate Finance courses, both required and elective, and should have significant investment banking or other work experience in financial services with Wall Street firms and/or similar financial institutions. Courses will include but not be limited to, Corporate Finance, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Trading in the Financial Markets, Derivatives, and Fixed Income Analysis. Ability to teach Financial Accounting is not required but is a plus
  • Carthage College seeks an engineer educator with broad industry experience and academic expertise in curriculum and program development to serve as the architect of a new undergraduate engineering program. These programs will build on Carthage’s multi-disciplinary strengths in the sciences and on a re-invigorated commitment to entrepreneurship education.
  • Carthage College seeks an energetic, creative, and visionary leader to serve as the Founding Dean of the School of Business and Economics. The School will be a new academic division at the College, and the Founding Dean will be charged with bringing the departments of Accounting and Finance, Economics, and Management and Marketing together in synergistic ways while establishing a strong vision for future endeavors of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Due to the success and expansion of the nursing program at Carthage College, we are seeking qualified Clinical Instructors in all areas of specialization.  Clinical Instructors are responsible for assisting undergraduate Nursing students to successfully meet their clinical objectives by planning, coordinating, and implementing student-centered, clinical instruction in the psychomotor skills lab, simulation laboratories, and affiliated clinical organizations, and by providing formative and summative evaluations of the students’ performance.


Current Openings: Staff

  • The Director of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) will work directly with the Vice President of College Culture for Inclusion (VPCCI) on key strategic initiatives as defined in the Carthage College 2020-2023 Strategic Plan and the Anti-Racism Plan of Action. The DEI will ensure the development and implementation of proactive and integrative strategies and practices that lead to a more inclusive student and work culture. A person successful in this role will have a broad base of knowledge and experience pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion, will possess dynamic tools for continuous innovation and learning, and will support student affinity groups so that genuine inclusiveness is reflected in campus life, the programs carried out, and the relationships and partnerships in which we engage.
  • Carthage College seeks a dedicated and experienced undergraduate educator to teach students in a newly created Engineering Science major. The appointment for the successful candidate will be within the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the home department of the Engineering Science major. Duties for this faculty position will initially include teaching and developing curriculum for a project-based introductory Engineering Design course as well as core courses in materials and statics. In subsequent years, the educator in this role will likely also be responsible for teaching a senior Design Capstone course. An ability to teach and develop an Electronics curriculum would be desirable but not essential.
  • The driver will transport students in a 15 passenger van across campus and to various local locations.
  • The Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs provides leadership for the development and administration of externally funded grants, contracts, and related functions in support of the College’s strategic priorities, mission, and institutional values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. With a high level of independence and autonomy, the Director is responsible for the successful identification, cultivation, collaborative conceptualization, solicitation, and stewarding of a wide range of grant proposals and reports submitted on behalf of the College and Pls to relevant government agencies and other funders.
  • The Aspire Center is the hub of activity for The Aspire Program with a scope of work that extends well beyond the work of a traditional career center - this 4-year career development program also helps students to develop skills in entrepreneurship, leadership, and creativity. Carthage’s location in the Milwaukee to Chicago corridor provides students access to a wide range of experiential learning and post-graduate opportunities, and its unique J-term and off-campus study programs have historically provided global options to expand students’ perspectives on the world.
  • Drives student passengers in 15 passenger vans around Carthage College Campus and to various local locations.
  • The Senior Accountant performs general accounting services to enter financial transactions into the general ledger system to permit the accurate and timely creation of monthly budget analysis and financial statements.
  • Carthage College seeks a hands-on Project Manager responsible for key enterprise projects, including the implementation of the Workday Student Information System. The Project Manager will identify project opportunities and guide projects from inception through completion, with a focus on developing and improving business systems and processes, and on improving the student experience. The successful candidate will acquire deep functional knowledge to drive the development of solutions.
  • The NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium at Carthage College seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator to support a growing portfolio of undergraduate team-based STEM projects and grant management functions. The position serves national and state-wide space-related STEM projects, including First Nations Launch, the Elijah High Altitude Balloon program, a CubeSat program, a high-powered rocket launch competition, UAH research, parabolic flight research, a space station experiment, and various technical workshops in support of these projects. The Project Coordinator supports the Director and Assistant Director in the daily operation of the Consortium and advises and supports student participants across a network of dozens of colleges and universities within the state and Native American students, faculty, and professionals across the nation.
  • Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Associate Director of Annual Giving & Donor Relations, the Administrative Assistant & Phonathon Coordinator performs vital administration tasks in a highly organized and professional manner and provides an initial point of contact for the Advancement office. Must handle multiple projects simultaneously, be attentive to detail, and be proficient in goal setting for and motivation of student phonathon callers. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, telephone work, processing of invoices, overseeing departmental mailings, filing, and event support, and hiring and managing all student employees. Also assists all members of the office with all current or top priority assignments.
  • The Director of Leadership & Annual Giving is responsible for the strategic management and execution of The Carthage Fund, a comprehensive, integrated, annual fund program, as well as the management of the leadership annual giving donor pool. The Director plans and executes an annual program that results in ever increasing sustainable financial support for Carthage College, increased alumni donations, and volunteer involvement. The Director oversees all broad-based fundraising initiatives including direct mail, crowdfunding, phonathon, and social media applications. The Director manages all student related fundraising efforts, such as the Senior Class Gift Programs, student crowdfunding campaigns, and the organization and activities of the Student Alumni Association.

  • The Student Financial Services Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the billing and accounts receivable functions in the Office of Student Financial Services. The Student Financial Services Coordinator must provide exceptional service and collaborate with other student service departments to ensure seamless and consistent processes.
  • Under the direction of the Vice President for Administrative Planning/Chief Organizational Development Officer, the Human Resources Director has responsibility for the full range and life-cycle of human resources activities, including student and seasonal employment and human resources hiring and benefit practices unique to higher education. The Human Resource Manager manages programs and functions in the areas of staffing and recruitment, position management, compensation, college leave and federal and state Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employee relations, performance management, and professional development. The Human Resources Manager also provides consultative and directional guidance for all employment categories.  This position requires frequent interaction with a diverse faculty, staff, and student community and strict confidentiality in all matters. Carthage is focused on equity and inclusion and believe in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other different characteristics.

  • The New Student Registration Specialist is an integral member of the Office of the Registrar responsible for course selection and registration for new first-year students and charged with educating students and the campus community on degree planning at Carthage College. The New Student Registration Specialist must demonstrate excellent customer service skills, the ability to collaborate across constituency groups and embrace the use of technology to aid in retention efforts.
  • The Student Financial Aid Coordinator provides financial aid counseling and administrative support duties to facilitate the operation of the Financial Aid department.
  • This position is responsible for the day-to-day management of HR activities that support the College’s goals. The HR Generalist creates, maintains, and upholds applicable HR policies, procedures, and regulations throughout the organization. This role is supports employees and management with a variety of services such as training, recruiting, employment law compliance, group benefits plans, employee relations, and HRIS reporting. The largest responsibility of this position pertains to managing on-boarding, off-boarding, recruitment and hiring of new employees.
  • Directs all aspects of the competitive intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Program to include teaching effective strategy, technique and training, and recruitment of qualified student-athletes. The head coach is responsible for ensuring compliance with NCAA, Conference, and Carthage College rules and regulations. Additional responsibilities include teaching of courses in Exercise and Sport Science and/or carrying out assigned administrative responsibilities within the Athletics Department.
  • The Director of Stewardship and Communications works within the Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) to plan and execute the College’s donor engagement and stewardship programs and communications. The director also assists with college-wide events and with written communication produced for The Carthage Fund and other projects as directed by the AVP.

  • Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Associate Director of Annual Giving & Donor Relations, the Administrative Assistant & Phonathon Coordinator performs vital administration tasks in a highly organized and professional manner and provides an initial point of contact for the Advancement office. Must handle multiple projects simultaneously, be attentive to detail, and be proficient in goal setting for and motivation of student phonathon callers. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, telephone work, processing of invoices, overseeing departmental mailings, filing, and event support, and hiring and managing all student employees. Also assists all members of the office with all current or top priority assignments.

  • The Visual Storyteller is responsible for creating visual stories that captivate and inspire our various audiences and amplify strategic messages across marketing platforms in memorable and innovative ways. The Visual Storyteller will create content for the Carthage College website, social media platforms, advertising campaigns, email communications, College meetings/presentations, and other media as needs arise.
  • Carthage seeks persistent, results-driven, creative, and collaborative major gift officers at the director and assistant director level. Major gift officers develop long-term philanthropic relationships with alumni, parents, and community members to maintain established and open new connections based on a common vision and willingness to provide financial support for Carthage College and its students. They develop and implement tailored strategies to identify prospects and manage relationships toward significant major and planned gifts in support of the College’s highest priorities and overall fundraising goals. In this work, gift officers work closely with campus colleagues, including the president, provost, deans, and faculty as well as admissions, financial aid, and career advisors. 
  • This position is responsible for maintaining day-to-day plumbing and fire protection services for the College campus buildings.

  • Performs manual labor tasks and related work to clean and sanitize public buildings, offices, athletic facilities, and college resident halls.  Serves as a dependable and flexible team member to support departmental objectives and meet productivity and quality standards.


  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2021), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • The Tower, Carthage’s newest residence hall, provides some of the best views on campus — if not in the Midwest! In addition to #carthageviews of the lake from seven stories up, residents enjoy suite-style living and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about all housing options.

    • You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wings, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • More than 90% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit The Aspire Center.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

    • Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. More than 90% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more

    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • Carthage has ranked as a top Fulbright producer for four of the past five years. Read about Carthage Fulbright winners.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our science center, student union, athletic and recreation center, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 15 years.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors, and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from marketing to neuroscience, nursing to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our more than 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • More than 90 percent of students receive financial aid. Carthage awards more than $20 million in scholarship and grant assistance. That includes $5.5 million in competitive scholarships in business, mathematics, science, languages, the fine arts, leadership, and overall academic strength. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” recalls biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 35 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from $22,000 up to full tuition. Learn more.

    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about Intellectual Foundations.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 130 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Fencing to Frisbee, Chem Club to Stand Up Comedy. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked in the Top 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …