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: Chemistry Stockroom Manager/NMR Coordinator
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Chemistry

Augustana University is seeking a full time (12 month) Chemistry Stockroom Manager/NMR Coordinator. This is an Administrative position and reports to the Chemistry Department Chair. The anticipated starting date is June 1, 2018.

The best candidate will work well with deadlines, be detail-oriented, and have strong social skills. The duties for this position are grouped into three categories:

  • Lab Prep Manager: prep and set up lab, supervise student stockroom assistants, track usage of reagents, equipment, and safety supplies for classes, identify what needs to be reordered, in conjunction with faculty, develop new labs or adapt older ones to better fit learning objectives in courses, create and maintain lab prep manuals for all classes, perform residue collection and disposal for all classes, and coordinate padlocks for drawers in teaching labs. 
  • Stockroom Manager: keep the stockroom clean and organized, including fume hoods and benchtops, place and track orders for chemicals and lab equipment, stock shelves, maintain glassware and equipment inventory, responsible for the inventory/deinventory process, including ethanol storage and allocation, maintain the computerized chemical inventory, establish and document standard procedures for residue collection and disposal from research and upper level labs, maintain minor instruments and train assistants in their use, responsible for inventorying the key cabinet, assist the Chemistry Chair compile list of jobs to be addressed by summer assistants, coordinate removal of spent reagents, check labs for proper functionality, and coordinate safety aspects of the Stockroom, including communication with the campus Chemical Hygiene Officer and making routine equipment safety checks, such as for eyewashes and safety showers.
  • NMR Manager: perform regular inspection and maintenance (filling cryogens, shimming, etc.) of the 400 MHz NMR, coordinate usage of the instrument among students and faculty, and train users on proper operation and data workup for the instrument.

Qualifications:  Master's degree in Chemistry preferred, although Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with significant work-related experience will be considered.  Candidates with NMR and safety experience will be given preference.

Closing Date: Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, current resume, a completed Augustana University employment application, and names and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

Job Title: Assistant Director of Campus Life
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Campus Life

The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Campus Life team, 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.

Assistant Director positions are 12-month, full-time, live-in positions within the Center for Campus Life.


Assistant Directors report to an Associate Director of Campus Life.



  • Directly supervise a staff of undergraduate students. 

Residence Hall Administration and Management

  • Manage a co-ed residence hall of 200 to 300 students;
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate student staff;
  • Provide direction to student staff in the development and implementation of programming designed to foster academic success, career exploration, wellness, diversity, community service, community building and development, and leadership development;
  • Be visible and available to students and staff;
  • Serve as a conduct officer for incidents that occur in university housing facilities;
  • Oversees programming and manages budget;
    • Maintain office hours for residence hall and Campus Life offices;
  • Serve as a source of support and intervention for students experiencing personal and interpersonal difficulties;
  • Assess student needs and make referrals to appropriate offices and services.

Crisis Management

  • Serve in an on-call rotation for the larger residential education program

Departmental Support

  • Assist and support Campus Life staff in achieving goals of the department;
  • Represent the Center for Campus Life at university functions, programs, activities, and events;
  • Collaborate on the development of department-wide assessment plans
  • Manage summer projects, such as summer housing, camps, and conferences;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Collateral Assignments

All Assistant Directors are responsible for one or more collateral assignments. These collateral assignments may include:

  • Overseeing the initiatives of living communities and theme houses;
  • Co-advising the student activities board consisting of 7 committees: coffeehouse, culture and fine arts, dance, entertainment, film, logistics, and big event;
  • Coordinating the processes for student staff selection, training, and development;
  • Coordinating First-Year Programs and the development of initiatives geared towards the first-year student experience;
  • Implementing the Campus Life programming model across campus;
  • Overseeing transfer program initiatives to connect transfer students to the campus community;
  • Managing online and social media resources that inform and promote understanding of residential education programs;
  • Developing resources for and providing support to university-recognized student organizations.


Master’s degree preferred with a record of experience working with college students in a residential setting.

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 residential experience to students, staff, faculty, and parents;
  • Ability to create conditions that are accepting of differences regardless of gender, race, religion, abilities, class, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and political affiliation;
  • 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 early summer 2018.


To apply, please complete an Augustana University employment application and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current references.  Please forward this information electronically to:  Position will remain open until filled.

The university will be interviewing candidates at The Placement Exchange, February 28-March 3 in San Antonio, TX.  Candidates who will be attending TPE are encouraged to include their candidate number with their cover letter.

The Center for Campus Life

E-Mail:  |  Phone: 605.274.5215  |  Fax: 605.274.4901



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.