Administrative Positions

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

Augustana welcomes employment applications for the following Administrative positions:

Title: Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Admission

The College invites applications for the position of Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission. Position title will be based on experience and qualifications.

We seek candidates who can effectively articulate and sell the essence and value of a traditional, residential, undergraduate liberal arts education and the distinctive features of Augustana. A team-oriented disposition, competitive spirit, strong organizational skills, adaptability, high energy level, excellent writing and public speaking skills, the ability to engage students from diverse backgrounds, self-motivation, and a sense of humor are essential. Previous experience in college admission or sales preferred. A bachelor’s degree and driver’s license are required.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: effective correspondence with prospective students and other constituents including interviews and group presentations, event planning, application review, and the management of a geographic territory. These responsibilities include some travel and non-traditional hours, including evening and weekend commitments. This position requires a high degree of initiative, creativity, and self-direction.

Graduates of Augustana or similar-type liberal arts institutions will be given strong consideration. The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of web trends and social media, as well as competence in using current technology.

Address a letter of interest to Nancy Davidson, Vice President for Enrollment, describing qualifications for the position. Send letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to

Title: Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Academic Affairs

Augustana College seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs will work closely with the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College on innovative program and policy development in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education with a particular focus on the effective use of instructional technology across the campus. The Associate VPAA provides key leadership to graduate programs, the undergraduate general education program, and college level assessment and accreditation initiatives. The Associate VPAA will play an integral role in implementing Augustana Horizons 2019, which articulates the College’s commitment to investing in strategic new programming at the undergraduate and graduate level. Successful applicants will have experience in academic leadership and innovation, a strong record of teaching and scholarship and expertise in effective use of educational technology.

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD is a selective college focusing on the liberal arts and professional programs with approximately 1800 students, including a rapidly growing number of international and graduate students. The College is recognized for the excellence of its graduates and for its committed and creative faculty. Our location provides an exceptionally high quality of living in an affordable community environment. Sioux Falls is a dynamic, growing city (metro area of 230,000), and is a medical, financial, retail and arts center for a multi-state region. Augustana, as a member of the ELCA consortium of colleges and universities, upholds the Lutheran tradition of excellence in education, and welcomes students and faculty of all faiths.

Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a recognized academic field; experience in college level academic leadership; earned faculty rank at the Associate Professor level preferred.

Application Procedure: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application describing your interest in this position and your philosophy of academic leadership; curriculum vitae; and the names, email and mail addresses and telephone numbers of five persons qualified to provide a reference. References will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. Submit application materials electronically to:

Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana College

Email submissions are preferred.

Human Resources
Augustana College

2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and may be required to submit official transcripts upon employment.