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Thanks for your interest in working at Elmhurst College. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Human Relations.

How do I apply for a job at Elmhurst College?
To apply for a job, go to our job list at Employment at Elmhurst College. Start by clicking on the "Search Postings” link to browse open positions, then click “View” under the title of any job that interests you. After clicking "View" you will be able to learn more details and start the application process.

Can I submit my application on paper instead of online?
No. We only accept online applications for all positions.

Why do you only accept applications online?
Our online system makes it easier for you to apply for more than one position. It also provides a secure and accelerated system for submitting and reviewing applications.

Do I need to provide professional references with my application?
Yes, please include this information in the designated section of the application. We’ll notify you before contacting your references.

How will I know when I have successfully completed the application process?
You will receive a confirmation number at the end of the application process. 

What should I do if I encounter technical issues that prevent me from submitting my application?
Please send an e-mail to hr@elmhurst.edu detailing the problems and the steps you have taken to try to resolve the issues. We'll look into the problem and let you know what to do next.

How quickly does the Office Human Relations respond to emails?
We respond to questions in one to two business days. If you do not receive a response in that time frame, please call our general staffing phone number at (630) 617-3016.

How do I check the status of my application?
After you submit your application, you can check the status of your application by logging into the job site. If all of the required documents have been submitted, you’ll see this message: “Under Review by Manager.” If you’re missing any documents, the message will read “Incomplete Answered Questions.”

No other status messages will be posted. When the position is filled, you will receive an electronic email of regret.

Is there an application deadline?
There is no particular deadline to apply for most job openings; if the job you’re interested in has a deadline, the job description will include that information. However, openings are filled when the right candidate comes along, so we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you can.

What happens after I submit my application and resume?
After you have completed the application process, the hiring manager will review your documents. You will be contacted if the hiring manager is interested in setting up an interview with you.

How soon will my application be reviewed?
The hiring manager reviews applications and resumes on a daily basis.

How long does my online resume remain on file?
Your online documents are retained indefinitely.   

Can I revise my cover letter or resume after I have submitted them?
No, you can’t update your online documents once you have submitted them. If you have updates, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

If I am interested in several positions, should I submit more than one cover letter?
Yes, you must attach the appropriate documents for each position you are applying for. 

How frequently is the job list updated?
We update the list of open positions on a daily basis—adding new jobs and removing positions that are no longer available.

How can I get salary information for the job I’m interested in?
The Office of Human Resources does not discuss salary or other compensation until a candidate is under serious consideration or during the offer phase.  

May I speak with the hiring manager prior to the interview?
No, Elmhurst College does not disclose the names of our hiring managers. If you have questions about a particular job opening, send an email to the Office of Human Resources.

How will I know if I am not selected for the job?
Once the job has been filled, the Office of Human Resources will let all applicants know by mail or e-mail.  

If I receive a rejection letter for one position, can I still be considered for other positions at Elmhurst College?
Yes, your information will be evaluated separately for each opening that you have applied for.

Does Elmhurst review resumes sent by third-party staffing agencies or executive search firms?
No. If we need help in filling a position, we will contact a staffing agency or search firm directly. If you would like your organization to partner with us in meeting our staffing needs, please submit your information to us at hr@elmhurst.edu. We’ll let you know if we can use your assistance.

Do I need to pass a background check to work at Elmhurst?
All employees are required to pass a background screening test. Once you have received and accepted an offer of employment, we will conduct criminal County and State background checks, Social Security traces and reference checks. Motor vehicle records are required for employees who will be driving on or off campus during working hours.

Pre-employment physicals are required for all service positions, and pre-employment physicals and drug screening are required for all shuttle bus drivers.

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