Support Staff Positions

Support staff are employees of the University who are paid on an hourly basis, eligible for overtime pay, and whose duties are primarily non-managerial in nature.


Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, residential university affiliated with the Lutheran Church. With 53 majors, 41 minors and 15 pre-professional programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degree and continuing education programs, the University is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study.

With more than 1,800 students from 30 states and 38 countries around the globe, Augustana has been ranked among the top baccalaureate institutions in the nation for our efforts to advance social mobility, research and service by Washington Monthly. We are pleased to be featured among "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes and to be named a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and a "Best Buy" by U.S. News & World Report.

We are proud to say that the average ACT of our entering class is 26, one of the highest averages of any college or university in the region. Nearly 90 percent of our students come from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Eleven percent are alumni legacies.

In September 2015 — 155 years after our founding — Augustana College became Augustana University, an illustration of our growing number of programs and centers for undergraduate and graduate students and in recognition of the physical growth happening on campus.


Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. With a metro population of nearly 250,000, Sioux Falls is a growing, vibrant, and diverse city that is home to major health care centers, Fortune 500 business, national retailers, spirited entrepreneurs, and dynamic options for arts and entertainment. Sioux Falls has been named the "Best Small City for Business and Careers" by Forbes and ranked one of the "Best Places to Live by CNN.

Augustana welcomes applications for the following Support Staff positions:

Title: Financial Aid Assistant
Position Type: Part-Time
Department: Financial Aid Office

Augustana University is seeking an individual to fill the position of a part-time Financial Aid Assistant. The individual will serve as the first line of communication for the office, and must be positive, personable and efficient in manner, and possess excellent communication skills. The schedule is 12:00-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday - averaging less than 30 hours per week.This is a great opportunity to join a dedicated, enthusiastic, and successful team of professionals.

Responsibilities include: Office Management - Maintain a warm and welcoming office environment; greet visitors in a friendly and professional manner; answer and direct calls and visitors to the appropriate person or office; assist in coordinating calendars of administrators in the office; order and maintain office supplies at a sufficient level.
Project Management - Provide clerical support for office personnel; answer phones, email correspondence from students and families; run reports and access data in shared database; maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to student and family information; manage outside scholarship notifications and receipt of funds.

Requirements: Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple tasks; strong written and verbal communication skills; proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of products (word processing and spreadsheets), internet and email knowledge; exceptional organizational skills.

Augustana University offers part time benefits to include vacation, sick time accrual, holiday pay, along with some tuition assistance.

Application Procedure: This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are to complete an employment application and submit it electronically to

Title: Maintenance/HVAC Technician
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana University is looking for an individual to fill the position of a full-time, Maintenance/HVAC Technician. The primary purpose of this position is to maintain the Augustana facilities and equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the supervisor, to assure that a successful maintenance program is maintained at all times.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Receive and follow maintenance instructions from the supervisor; maintain and repair refrigeration equipment and controls to minimize breakage and down time; install and maintain HVAC systems and controls of Augustana in accordance with local and state codes; perform routine maintenance and other tasks unrelated to HVAC trade as needed; give instruction and train co-workers in refrigeration/HVAC techniques, practices, and standards; understand and use technical manuals, blueprints, schematics, and other reference manuals; give input to management on design and purchasing decisions related to refrigeration/HVAC; perform emergency repairs in order of urgency and in a timely manner; complete work orders and perform preventative maintenance per supervisor’s instruction; participate in continuing education to remain current with industry standards; pick up and deliver supplies and materials as needed; perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks as directed; maintain all tools in good working order; maintain all Augustana vehicles according to supervisor guidelines; experience with computerized control systems; experience with low pressure steam boilers; and knowledge of back-up generators.

Specific Requirements:

The individual must possess, at a minimum, a High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Post high school technical training or on the job training, licensed mechanical contractor, licensed refrigeration or both are necessary. It is important for the person to have the ability to make independent decisions, communicate tactfully with employees, students and families and the public, ability to seek new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing maintenance practices. A valid driver’s license is required.

Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan and tuition remission.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are to complete an employment application and submit it electronically to

Title: Substitute Teacher 
Department: Campus Learning Center

The Augustana University Campus Learning Center is currently recruiting for Substitute Head Teachers. These positions could occur in classrooms for children 1- to 3-year olds or in classrooms for 3- to 6-year-olds.

The Campus Learning Center is open from 7:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A teaching position could be for a five-hour or eight-hour shift, and could be for one day or several days in a row.

A Bachelor's Degree is preferred in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or Special Education.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be accepted until qualified candidates are identified. Interested applicants should complete an employment application and send it electronically to the address listed below.

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 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.