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At Hillsdale College, we believe people deserve career experiences that have meaning, depth, structure, and purpose—an experience that is rooted in the mission of the College and the four purposes that have defined Hillsdale’s mission since 1844: Learning, Character, Faith, and Freedom.

You’ll find an inspiring and rewarding work environment centered around our purpose to educate all who wish to learn. It’s important work, and never has it been more critical to the health of our nation.

Discover how and why the pursuit of the good, the true, and the beautiful makes all the difference in the world for your career, your family, and your life.
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Career Opportunities

Hillsdale is a dynamic, exciting college community engaged in fulfilling work in a collaborative, in-person environment that will challenge and reward you. Get ready to find your higher purpose in higher education.

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At Hillsdale College, our employees are devoted to working for good—for our students, our community, and our country—guided by a mission that has remained steadfast since our founding in 1844.

Every employee of Hillsdale College plays a vital role in the furtherance of Hillsdale’s mission as we work together in a collegial environment, striving to preserve and pursue the Good. See our Staff Code of Commitment.

Work for good. Work for Hillsdale.

Hillsdale's National Impact

Our Community

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Hillsdale, Michigan
Our friendly small town offers more than you would expect. Quality K-12 school options range from the on-campus private Hillsdale Academy to public, charter, and classical schools.

Historic downtown Hillsdale offers unique shops, restaurants, coffee houses, and a farmers’ market, all ready to welcome you warmly. Local churches support your faith journey and offer opportunities for service and fellowship within the community.

Our location in south-central Michigan guarantees the beauty of all four seasons, with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. You’ll discover that the town of Hillsdale is one of Michigan’s best-kept secrets. It’s small-town America as it should be—a great place to live and to raise a family.

Hillsdale Community Schools (public)
Hillsdale Academy (private)
Hillsdale Preparatory School (public charter)
Will Carleton Academy (public charter)
Hillsdale Classical School (homeschool hybrid)

Parks and Recreation
Baw Beese Lake, featuring three parks
Lost Nations State Game Area
North Country Trail
Slayton Arboretum
Fields of Dreams
Mrs. Stock’s Park

Hillsdale Hospital, a 2022 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital
(the Chartis Group)

Hillsdale is 70 miles northwest of Toledo, 100 miles west of Detroit, 130 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, and 200 miles east of Chicago.

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At Hillsdale College, you’ll find a community of people that will inspire you, challenge you, encourage you, and energize your life with big ideas and even bigger friendships. The relationships you form with your coworkers extend beyond the office as you share in the many opportunities for enrichment and recreation on our campus, whether a lecture series, a theatre production, or an athletic event.
Dispel any notions about higher education being boring or behind the times.
At Hillsdale, we believe in helping you achieve your full potential. Hillsdale is a dynamic, exciting college community engaged in fulfilling work in a collaborative, in-person environment that will challenge and reward you.
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“Almost everything good in my life came to me through my experience with Hillsdale College (my wife, my faith, my vocation, etc. were all discovered here).  After leaving, and living away for ten years, I was anxious to return to the community.  I’ve never regretted that decision.”


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“We moved here for our children to attend Hillsdale Academy. When we had to close our small business due to the Covid response, I decided if I had to work for someone else, I wanted it to be somewhere I would enjoy working. We are fully committed to the mission of the College, so working here was an obvious choice.”


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“It has surprised me in many ways and I have grown to love and appreciate this town. I love having fewer distractions of big businesses and feel good about supporting local businesses. It is an excellent place to raise a family. The commute alone and not dealing with busy streets and traffic truly improve quality of life compared to where I have lived in the past.”


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Our friendly small town offers more than you would expect. Discover the joys of living in a caring, tight-knit community where hospitality is a hallmark. Quality K-12 school options, unique downtown shops, and abundant outdoor recreation create an ideal environment in which to raise a family and savor Michigan’s beauty. You’ll find that working at Hillsdale gives you more than a good career; it leads to a good life.


Nicole Williams
Assistant Director of Human Resources
(517) 607-2203

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