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.

Augustana welcomes applications for the following Support Staff positions:


Title: Custodian - Day Shift

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana University is currently recruiting for full-time day shift custodians. No previous experience is required, but helpful! Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package which includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, tuition assistance, vacation, sick and holiday pay.

As a custodian, you will play an essential role in maintaining the buildings of Augustana University, and helps support a learning environment that promotes health, attitude and pride of students, faculty and fellow staff members.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Augustana in good repair, ensuring a safe, clean and orderly environment; keep work areas free of hazardous conditions (i.e., grease/oil spills, sawdust, excess supplies, etc.).
  • Assure that daily cleaning schedules and procedures are followed closely, assure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times.
  • Able and willing to maintain garden beds by weeding and planting flowers
  • Maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc.
  • Maintain the appearance of the housekeepers work areas.
  • Minimize the waste of supplies, misuse of equipment, etc.
  • Use and handle chemicals, compounds, solvents, etc. according to OSHA established guidelines and follow all established safety and procedures and precautions.
  • Assure that established Infection Control and Universal Precautions practices are followed when performing housekeeping procedures.
  • Vacuum, dust, and clean glass surfaces.
  • Clean public restrooms, laundries, and theme houses.
  • Pick up and deliver supplies and materials.
  • Participates in solid waste removal from buildings to outside dumpsters and from outside trash cans to dumpsters.
  • Maintains the sidewalks and entrances during the winter months by shoveling and salting to ensure a campus that is safe and accessible for the community.

Qualifications:

  • Must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse populations, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community
  • High School diploma or GED

Physical Requirements of the position:

  • The ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • The ability to walk up and down stairs and stand for the duration of scheduled shift.

What can you bring to the table?

  • Your ability to make independent decisions, to follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism.
  • Your ability to deal tactfully with personnel, students, family members, visitors, government agencies/ personnel and the general public.

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 University will continue to monitor concerns related to Covid-19 and its variants in the months to come, and we expect to provide all, or nearly all, of our instruction in face-to-face labs and classes beginning fall of 2021. Applicants for faculty and staff positions should thus be prepared to participate fully in on-campus, face to face experiences in the coming academic year.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are to complete an employment application , three references, as well as a statement of your commitment to diversity and send it electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Part-Time Campus Safety Officer

Position Type: Part-Time

Department: Campus Safety

Augustana University invites applications for one part-time Campus Safety Officer who operates every other weekend. Read the description below and if this sounds like you, apply today!

The Campus Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the university’s students.

The duties, competencies, and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Patrol campus in vehicles and on foot in all weather conditions. Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of students, faculty, staff and visitors to guard against illegal or threatening activities, theft and to maintain security of premises
  • Observe and detect any criminal activity and/or violations of the University’s rules and regulations, as well as city, state and federal laws
  • Conduct investigations of incidents, including interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence
  • Complete detailed and accurate reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, surveillance activities, and witness interviews
  • Respond to unusual circumstances and secure emergency aid when needed, with moderate discretion for independent judgement
  • Prevents loss and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators of policy and procedures, restraining trespassers and reporting building and facility related issues such as flooding, poor or faulty lighting, trip hazards, etc.
  • Communicate with the Sioux Falls Police Department, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Paramedics Plus, Metro Communications and other Federal, State, County and local Law Enforcement agencies that provide for public safety in the immediate surrounding areas
  • Answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information to community members
  • Take emergency and routine calls for service, record the details of the calls, dispatch appropriate security resources (local police, fire, EMS, etc.) and provide details to those responding
  • Provide professional and courteous service to University visitors, callers, other agencies, and vendors

Qualifications for this position:

Must possess a valid South Dakota Driver License or a valid Driver License of another state and can obtain a South Dakota Driver License

High School Diploma necessary. Prior military, law enforcement or security experience or training preferred, but not required.  

Must be able to become certified in the use of an ASP baton, chemical spray, first responder emergency medical services to include the use of CPR and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Designated as an “essential employee”, the Officer may be required to remain on duty beyond normal shift and/or be available on a 24-hour basis to report for duty without prior notice due to emergencies or manpower shortages

What can you bring to the table?

  • Your strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Your ability to deal politely and courteously with a diverse campus population in a professional manner 
  • Your ability to react and make appropriate/judgement calls and decisions quickly while remaining calm in dangerous, and high stress situations
  • Your ability to observe and recall situations and events  
  • Your ability to understand and carry out complex oral instructions.  

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 University will continue to monitor concerns related to Covid-19 and its variants in the months to come, and we expect to provide all, or nearly all, of our instruction in face-to-face labs and classes beginning fall of 2021. Applicants for faculty and staff positions should thus be prepared to participate fully in on-campus, face to face experiences in the coming academic year.

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, statement of diversity, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Division Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Natural Sciences Division

Augustana University is currently seeking an individual to fill the position of full-time Division Coordinator. The hours for this position are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday with a one-hour lunch break. This position runs for 12 months per year.

As a Division Coordinator, you will provide efficient and professional administrative, technical and clerical support for the Natural Science Division personnel.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Communicate essential and vital information to the division chair and faculty.
  • Act as a liaison for students and professors by scheduling rooms and being the information center for the building, classes, emergencies, lost and found, etc.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility with the overseeing of the budgets, purchasing, handling of petty cash, and the ordering of supplies.
  • Assist with technology: word processing, email, smart classrooms, copier, etc.
  • Provide supervision for make-up testing.
  • Carry out administrative and clerical duties, schedule various internal meetings and support project-based assignments.
  • Type, proof, and handle a broad range of materials, including confidential items.  
  • Train, assist and supervise work study students as well as oversee schedule creation and time sheet approval.
  • Collect and maintain syllabi for fall, interim, spring and summer terms.
  • Create and maintain written job descriptions for work-study assistants and interview students for job openings.
  • Provide a positive, helpful and welcoming reception area to greet and assist visitors utilizing exceptional customer service skills.
  • Identify and prioritize office, classroom and building requests in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of office experience necessary.
  • Previous experience in an administrative office environment a plus.
  • Knowledge of higher education environments would be helpful.

What can you bring to the table?

  • Your ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Your high energy and self-starter attitude with demonstrated problem solving skills to work in an environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Your excellent written and oral communication skills and your high attention to detail.
  • Your knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) and the Google Suite (Sheets, Calendar, Drive and Gmail).
  • Your ability to handle confidential information with discretion and project a professional image through in-person and phone interaction.
  • Your ability to make independent decisions, to follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism.
  • Your ability to deal tactfully with personnel, students, faculty members, and visitors.

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 University will continue to monitor concerns related to Covid-19 and its variants in the months to come, and we expect to provide all, or nearly all, of our instruction in face-to-face labs and classes beginning fall of 2021. Applicants for faculty and staff positions should thus be prepared to participate fully in on-campus, face to face experiences in the coming academic year.

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, statement of diversity, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu


 

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.

Augustana University will continue to monitor concerns related to Covid-19 and its variants in the months to come, and we expect to provide all, or nearly all, of our instruction in face-to-face labs and classes beginning fall of 2021. Applicants for faculty and staff positions should thus be prepared to participate fully in on-campus, face to face experiences in the coming academic year.

Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted until qualified candidates are identified. Interested applicants should complete an employment application and send it electronically to humanresources@augie.edu .


Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana University

email: humanresources@augie.edu
Email submissions are preferred.

~OR~
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.