Administrative Positions

Employees whose work activities are substantially involved in the administration of the University, other than teaching, shall be designated as administrators by the President of the University.


Job Title: Assistant Director of Campus Life (multiple positions)
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Center for Campus Life

About Augustana

Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, private, residential, comprehensive university of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Sioux Falls, SD. Central to our mission are five core values— Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community, and Service — that serve as the foundation for the University’s academic and student life programs.

As a residential university, Augustana is committed to learning and growth beyond the classroom. The Center for Campus Life completes the student experience by providing essential programs, services, and activities that foster individual development, encourage involvement, and create an inclusive campus community.

General Description

The Assistant Director of Campus Life (Multiple Positions) serves within the Center for Campus Life, providing leadership and support to a dedicated, creative, and dynamic staff with responsibility for leading a comprehensive student life program. The Assistant Director will provide ongoing support and supervision to students and staff; participate in social and educational program development; support the University’s mission, vision, and core values; and collaborate with other departments and divisions to provide excellent service.

Specifically, Assistant Directors serve in one of four primary capacities, providing leadership and oversight for the areas of Residential Education, Civic Engagement, Student Activities or Housing Operations. Anticipated availability for the 2019-2020 academic year includes one position each in Residential Education (as a traditional Hall Director), Civic Engagement (as a live-on Student Engagement professional) and Housing Operations (as a live-on housing professional). While all Assistant Directors are expected to live in on-campus housing, only those within Residential Education will experience a traditional live- in role, wherein they are responsible for all aspects of the community in which they reside. All Assistant Directors will serve in an on-call capacity for our Augustana’s residential campus.

Assistant Director positions are 12-month, full-time positions within the Center for Campus Life and report to an Associate Director of Campus Life.

Primary Responsibilities

Specific to the capacity in which they serve, Assistant Directors can expect the following responsibilities:

Assistant Director for Civic Engagement

  • Serve as the primary Advisor for Serving and Learning Together (SALT), to include attendance at all organizational meetings and the general guidance to a leadership team of 10 students who coordinate student service projects for the general membership;
  • Serve as the primary Advisor for Teen Town Co-Chairs, responsible for fundraising, purchasing, and the distribution of gifts for local teens during the month of December;
  • Serve as the primary Advisor for the MLK Challenge (a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.);
  • Serve as the primary Advisor for the Viking Days Committee (Augustana’s Homecoming celebration student planning team);
  • Facilitate efforts to connect students to the Sioux Falls community through service, including the development and execution of programming that enables student reflection and connection across varied experiences, provides opportunity for thoughtful community discourse, and leads institutional efforts to instill service as a value central to the Augustana experience;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community service organizations and volunteer directors;
  • Develop and implement standards for student participation in service events, as well as the tracking and reporting of student service data.

Assistant Director for Residential Education

  • Facilitate two co-ed residence hall communities housing as many as 450 students, to include the supervision of up to 15 student staff, budget oversight for assigned functional area(s), and adjudication for residential conduct concerns;
  • Administer facility management, to include check-in and checkout processes, room and roommate changes, identification and communication of maintenance and custodial needs, roommate mediation, and key administration;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a residential education program designed to foster academic success, career exploration, wellness, diversity, community service, community building and development, and leadership development;
  • Commit to being present, available, and accessible for students, staff, and institutional stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Serve as a primary point of support and intervention for students experiencing personal and interpersonal challenges.

Assistant Director for Housing Operations

  • Assist with the implementation and assessment of all housing processes, to include the coordination of housing assignments, roommate matches, move processes, and key distribution and inventory, with specific oversight of first year housing processes and campus move-in days;
  • Supervise a staff of student desk assistants within the Center for Campus Life and Dean of Students office suites;
  • Manage off-campus housing requests and the coordination of commuter student services;
  • Serve as initial contact for all housing related inquiries, including Residential Education and Housing email, website and social media management;
  • Assist with the development and tracking of housing data and occupancy rates, the maintenance of capital resource inventory, and necessary trainings for all Residential Education staff;
  • Develop and maintain strong functional relationships with key offices and stakeholders throughout the Augustana community;
  • Assess student needs and make referrals to appropriate offices and services.

Assistant Director for Student Activities

  • Serve as the primary Advisor for the university student programming board, the Union Board of Governors (UBG), to include close mentorship and guidance of Head Governor(s), a Governor-At-Large, and Co-Governors for the areas of Coffeehouse, Culture and Fine Arts, Dance, Entertainment, Film, Big Event and Marketing;
  • Oversee the Big Event planning process, to include the development of bids, contract negotiations, and the promotion of ticket sales as well as the creation and development of strong relationships and excellent communication with talent representation;
  • Assume fiscal responsibility for UBG budget, totalling ~$100,000 annually, including weekly talent payments and credit card reconciliations;
  • Coordinate Semester Shutdown (end-of-semester all-campus programming, twice annually);
  • Serve as the institution’s primary facilitator of Viking Central, the student engagement software (Campus Labs Engage), including design and implementation of ongoing promotional and training plans.

Additional Responsibilities

Regardless of specific area assigned, Assistant Directors will also be responsible for:

Crisis Management and Student Conduct

  • Serving in an on-call rotation for campus;
  • Adjudicating student conduct concerns, as appropriate to each Assistant Director’s functional area;
  • Managing summer projects, such as summer housing, camps, and conferences;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Master’s degree preferred. Successful candidates will possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of student development, its application within a residential environment, and a demonstrated ability to encourage and support diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Ability to articulate the value of a complete Campus Life experience to students, staff, faculty, and parents;
  • Ability to create conditions that are inclusive of all within the entire spectrum of a diverse community;
  • Experience with crisis intervention and conflict management;
  • Practical knowledge of program evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes;
  • Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and electronic communication.


Competitive salary and benefits, including University-owned housing and paid utilities, as well as a meal plan during the academic year.

Start Date

Preferred start in late June or early July 2019.


To apply, provide a cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three current references. Please forward this information electronically to: Positions will remain open until filled. The university will be interviewing candidates at The Placement Exchange, March 6-9 in Los Angeles, California. Candidates who will be attending TPE are encouraged to include their candidate number with their cover letter.

Job Title: Director of Development
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Office of Advancement

The director is responsible for the development and management of relationships with a portfolio of major and planned gift prospects and current donors. The director will develop and implement strategies for securing financial support from this group and will manage a portfolio of 150 prospects, to include alumni, parents and friends of the University who have been rated and can be solicited within a one to two year time frame. The director will participate in making comprehensive asks of prospective donors to include annual unrestricted support, as well as capital, endowment and planned gift support. Travel regionally and throughout the United Sates is required as well as occasional weekend and evening work.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience is required. At least three years of successful experience in fundraising including direct solicitation and a successful track record of closing major gifts from individuals. Experience in assessing the needs and interests of donors in order to develop relationships along with experience in creating, implementing and evaluating individual strategy plans for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors is necessary.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure:
This position will remain open until filled. Send a letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, resume, a completed Augustana University employment application, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references electronically to Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals.

Job Title: Employment Specialist
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Human Resources

The Employment Specialist provides a vital link between the university and potential applicants by evaluating, developing and implementing recruitment strategies to attract highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff who embrace Augustana University’s mission and core values. The individual will manage the full life-cycle recruitment and selection functions. The Employment Specialist will be expected to provide professional consultation to faculty and administrators regarding recruitment strategies. This position reviews recruitment policies and procedures and provides recommended changes to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programs. Additionally, the Employment Specialist will look to source, build, qualify and maintain talent pipelines in coordination with AU’s various recruitment needs. This position will work closely with department chairs, division chairs, and hiring managers across the AU campus.

The successful candidate must have previous HR experience, recruiting experience preferred; comprehensive knowledge of HR practices and employment laws; demonstrated experience crafting innovative recruitment plans; strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to build strong working relationships with diverse populations; excellent verbal and written communication skills with employees at all-levels of an organization and outside constituents; demonstrated experience with social media; exceptional attention to detail and accuracy; computer knowledge in a Windows based environment (preferably Microsoft Word and Excel); demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize tasks and coordinate processes; the ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.

Preferred qualifications include an understanding of Augustana University’s or higher education culture, a bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan and tuition assistance.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University employment application, provide a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Application materials are to be sent electronically to:

Job Title: Graduate Assistant - Marketing and Fan Experience
Position Type: Part-Time
Department: Athletics

Augustana University (SD) is seeking qualified applicants for a graduate assistant in athletic marketing and fan experience for the 2019-2020 athletic year. The graduate assistant position is combined with a two-year graduate program in Sports Administration and Leadership, with a 12-month contract that will begin June 1, 2019. Upon successful completion of the 12-month commitment, candidate will receive a consecutive 12-month contract to fulfill the two-year graduate program requirement. Candidate must be accepted and enrolled in the graduate program at Augustana University (SD), prior to the Fall of 2019. The graduate assistant will report directly to the Associate Athletic Director for Marketing & Communications.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • implementation and execution of marketing and promotional plans for assigned sports
  • coordinate and lead fan experience at football, basketball and other designated sports (i.e. music, scripts, videoboard, national anthem, halftime acts/on-court promotions, band, and spirit squad)
  • oversee Viking Kids Club and mascot Ole
  • create graphics for e-mail marketing, splash pages, flyers and videoboard & social media content to advertise promotions
  • work with student-led support group SKOL
  • lead and grow student marketing intern program
  • assist with development of intro videos and other fan engaging videos
  • assist with the fulfillment of corporate sponsorship agreements
  • assist with the planning and execution of special athletic events
  • assist with daily departmental needs and other tasks as assigned

Augustana University is located in the growing and vibrant city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a metro area of roughly 250,000 people. Augustana University has, for more than 150 years, provided a strong student-centric education based on its five core values: Christian faith, liberal arts, excellence, community and service. Currently with 19 NCAA Division II sports programs, Augustana Athletics is focused on building champions in the classroom, in competition and in the community.  Consistently ranking in the top twenty of the Learfield Directors’ Cup for all of Division II, Augustana announced the approval by the Board of Trustees in December, 2018 of AU: Vision 2030, including a goal of transitioning to Division I intercollegiate athletics.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in marketing, business administration, sports management or related field. Prior experience in marketing (athletics or business), game management or promotions. Must possess excellent writing, editing, and interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to work evenings and weekends on a flexible schedule. Represent the University and Department of Athletics in a professional manner. Quick decision making and problem solving skills. 

Experience in marketing and promotions of college athletics (Division I, II or III), specifically experience in creating a great fan experience. Demonstrated experience using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram etc.) as a marketing tool.  Previous experience in graphic design, specifically with the Adobe Creative Suite.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter, resume, and references to: The review of applications will begin April 29, 2019.

Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana University

Email submissions are preferred.

Human Resources
Augustana University

2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.