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2013 Chronical of Higher Education - Great Colleges to Work For Honor RollEmployees often comment that “Milligan is a great place to work!”  The Chronicle of Higher Education agrees and has named Milligan one of the best colleges in the nation to work for.  Read more »

Our faith and our commitment to our students and their success challenge our employees to be their best. Just as employees feel that Milligan is a great place to work — we feel that we are blessed to have competent and caring faculty and staff.

Because Milligan College is a Christian liberal arts college, employment requires a Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the College’s goals. This creates a unique environment where Christians work with Christians, serving Christ through their work to “change lives and shape culture” — all for the glory of God. It affords an atmosphere “where Jesus Christ is exalted and excellence is the standard.” It offers a friendly environment where every employee is committed to advancing God’s kingdom.

If you are interested in learning more about Milligan’s values or employment, please contact our Personnel Office at 423.461.8712. Please note that the college only accepts applications for open positions.

Open Positions

Financial Aid Director
March 12, 2020

The Director of Financial Aid administers the financial aid program at Milligan College while maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations and college policies and procedures.  The Director is responsible for ensuring financial aid offers are accurate and communicated to students and their families in a timely and efficient manner.   The Director must demonstrate strong Christian faith, a commitment to the College’s mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the College’s goals. Click here for details. Submit resume and cover letter to financialaiddirector@milligan.edu.

Student Financial Services Counselor
February 28, 2020

The Student Financial Services (SFS) Counselor is a full-time position.  The Student Financial Services Counselor will determine financial need and make financial aid awards designated by federal and state program regulations and institutional policies.

Primary duties will include performing verification, awarding students, counseling with students and parents on the availability of financial aid, required procedures in obtaining financial aid, and preparing Federal Direct Loans for origination.  In addition, the Counselor will discuss student account balances and educational funding options with students and parents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, or a related area.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks are required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, people and public relations skills are required.
  • Proficiency in data management, analysis, and computer systems is also required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.
  • PowerFaids experience is preferred.
  • Occasional late evening and weekend work is required.
  • Counselors are required to attend off-campus training in order to stay abreast of changing federal and state financial aid regulations.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to:

Diane Keasling
Coordinator of Financial Aid
Milligan College
P.O. Box 250
Milligan College, TN  37682

Occupational Therapy tenure-track Assistant Professor
February 18, 2020

Milligan College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. Milligan is a Christian, liberal arts institution set in the picturesque Appalachian region of East Tennessee with easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, cultural experiences, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our community provides a supportive work environment that is family friendly and includes a low cost of living.

This opening is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty position with an anticipated start of August 2020. Milligan’s accredited Master of Science in OT program includes a team of faculty who focus on hands-on teaching and community-based service-learning experiences. The ideal candidate will be an occupational therapist with expertise in physical rehabilitation or community-based care and a minimum of five years of clinical experience. Preferred applicants will have a post-professional doctoral degree (e.g., clinical or research). Experience teaching in an academic setting or supervising Level II Fieldwork students is strongly recommended. The successful candidate will be initially certified by NBCOT and hold a license to practice as an occupational therapist or be eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in Tennessee.

Applicant should demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the college’s mission, and lifestyle consistent with the college’s goals. Milligan is an EEO employer and encourages female, minority, and veteran candidates. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and written response to the College Mission Statement (found at www.milligan.edu/employment) to otfacultysearch@milligan.edu .  Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Director of the Milligan Counseling Center
January 6, 2020

Milligan College seeks a Director for its on-campus Counseling Center.  The Counseling Center serves students, faculty, and staff who desire support, assessment, traditional counseling, and referrals.  The Center also provides clinical support for Milligan’s Master of Science in Counseling program.  Requirements include a master’s degree, licensure as an LPC, a minimum of five years’ experience in counseling (preferably in a college or university setting), and certification as a clinical supervisor in his/her respective field.  A clear understanding of Christian higher education, as well as having a heart for service and for university students, is essential. The candidate must also have good organizational, relational, and social skills, as well as the ability to handle situations with appropriate urgency, professionalism, and confidentiality.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to integrate and articulate Christian faith within an academically grounded graduate counseling program residing in a liberal arts institution. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the Milligan Mission Statement, and a lifestyle consistent with the college’s goals.

The Director is responsible for the counseling services provided to clients at the Milligan College Counseling Center.  This includes providing counselors-in-training with live supervision/coaching, as well as individual and group meetings to provide feedback and learning/growth opportunities and staffing of cases.  The Director also provides direct counseling services when counselors-in-training are not available, supervises office support staff, promotes services for the Counseling Center on and off campus, and serves on appropriate campus committees.  In addition, the Director may be used as an adjunct professor responsible for practicum and/or internship classes.

Milligan is an EEO employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.  Milligan offers a competitive salary and benefits. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about Milligan and its mission statement.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement, and supporting materials, including 3 letters of reference, to MCCCdirectorsearch@milligan.edu .  Review of materials will begin at once and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Education
October 15, 2019

The Milligan College Area of Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position to begin Fall 2020. This position includes some summer teaching responsibilities. The ideal candidate will possess experience in both instructional leadership and literacy instruction. Candidates must possess the following requirements: 1) Demonstrated excellence in teaching; 2) A minimum of five years experience as a teacher or instructional leader; 3) Experience mentoring or coaching new teachers; 4) Evidence of active engagement in professional organizations or research. Preferred applicants will hold a current teaching and instructional leader license as well as possess a high degree of familiarity with Tennessee literacy standards and the TEAM evaluation process. Experience teaching in an academic setting or supervising pre-service teachers is strongly recommended.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the College’s mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the College’s goals. Milligan is an EEO employer and offers competitive salary and benefits. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the College and its mission statement.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement, and supporting materials via email at educationsearch@milligan.edu .  Review of materials will begin at once and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

Milligan College offers all full-time employees (those who work a minimum of 30 hours per week) the option of participating in a group health insurance plan, a portion of which is funded by the College. New employees have a 30 day open-enrollment period to enroll in health coverage.

Employees will have the option of enrolling in either a Major Medical plan OR a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBS).

BCBS Major Medical Plan (CO-PAY PLAN)

In-Network Co-pay for Physician/Specialist Office Visit $25/$45
Prescription Card Co-Pays (generic/preferred/non-preferred, 30-day supply) $15/$50/$70
Prescription Card Co-Pays (generic/preferred/non-preferred, 90-day supply) $45/$150/$210
Prescription Card Co-Pays (specialty drugs) $140
In-Network Single/Family Deductible $2,000/$4,000
In-Network Single/Family Out-of-Pocket Maximum $3,000/$6,000

The college pays a portion of the overall group insurance coverage. The monthly cost to employees for the Major Medical plan, until March 2020, is:

  • Medical Plan Option 2.  $2,000 Copay Plan  Employee Only, $204
  • Medical Plan Option 2.  $2,000 Copay Plan  Family, $536

 BCBS High Deductible Health Plan

In-Network Co-pay for Physician/Specialist Office Visit No co-pays.
Employee pays expenses up to deductible
Prescription Card Co-Pays No co-pays.
Employee pays expenses up to deductible
In-Network Single/Family Deductible $3,000/$6,000
In-Network Single/Family Out-of-Pocket Maximum $3,675/$7,350

The college pays a portion of the overall group insurance coverage. The monthly cost to employees for the High Deductible Health Plan, until March 2020, is:

  • Medical Plan Option 1. $3,000 HDHP/HSA Employee Only, $112
  • Medical Plan Option 1. $3,000 HDHP/HSA Family, $328

Employees participating in the high deductible health insurance plan are eligible to contribute to a health savings account. The college is partnering with HSA Bank to administer this service. Annual contribution limits are determined by the IRS.


Vision Insurance

    • In-network co-pay for comprehensive eye exam – $10
    • *Frame allowance – $100
    • *Contact lens allowance – $100

*Co-payments apply to visits for contact lens fit and follow-up as well as for various lens options for glasses.

The college pays a portion of the vision coverage. The monthly cost to employees, until March 2018, is:

  • Employee only – $2.00
  • Employee plus spouse – $4.00
  • Employee plus child (ren) – $4.00
  • Family – $6.00

Long Term Disability

The college provides long-term disability coverage to each full-time employee. This coverage has a 90 day elimination period and provides a disability benefit of 60% of pre-disability earnings.

Life Insurance

The college provides $20,000 of life insurance coverage to each full-time employee. There is also an option to purchase additional voluntary coverage.

Pension Plan

Employees may join retirement (403b) plans with either TIAA CREF or PFCC (Pension Fund of the Christian Church) at any time. Premiums for pension plans are paid through payroll deduction and may be sheltered from federal tax. The college matches contributions at up to 7% of pay for faculty and staff members working more than 1,000 hours a year (excludes students and adjunct faculty).

Tax-Sheltered Benefits

During spring enrollment for the College’s Section 125(d) (Cafeteria Plan) employees may elect several tax-sheltered options for payroll deduction, including Medical Savings and Dependent Care accounts. Health insurance and dental premiums may be tax-sheltered under Section 125 for new employees in advance of the annual enrollment

On-Campus Dining

Faculty and Staff may dine in the college cafeteria at reduced rates.

 

The following information applies for Administrative/Staff Employees: 


 Holidays

The college observes the following paid holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Day before Thanksgiving Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Additional paid days off may be declared by the President.

Vacation

Vacation time is accrued at the following rates:

Exempt (salaried) Employees Non-Exempt (hourly) Employees
10 days after 1 year 10 days after 1 year
15 days after 2 years 15 days after 5 years
20 days after 4 years

Sick Days

Sick Day benefits are accrued from the date of employment for a total of 10 days per year, up to a maximum of 90 working days.