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.

ABOUT AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, residential university affiliated with the Lutheran Church. With more than 100 majors, minors and 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 nearly 1,900 students from 38 states and 34 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.

OUR LOCATION:

Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. With a metro population of nearly 260,000, 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: Maintenance/HVAC

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.  The schedule will typically be day hours, Monday through Friday, however, when on call, shares responsibility for holiday, extended day and weekend activities.

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 input to management on design and purchasing decisions related to refrigeration/HVAC; 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; 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; maintain kitchen equipment, utilities systems, generators and underground Locates.

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 is a plus. Certification in refrigeration is required. 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 which includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, tuition assistance, vacation, sick and holiday pay.

We will begin a review of applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an employment application and send it electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Custodian

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana University is currently recruiting for two full-time Custodians.  There is a day position; Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m and a night position; Monday-Friday, 6:00 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Follow all established safety procedures and precautions.
  • Maintain Augustana in good repair, ensuring a safe, clean and orderly environment.
  • Report all unsafe conditions, defective equipment, etc., to your supervisor immediately.
  • Assure that work areas are clean and equipment, tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored before leaving such areas on breaks, end of the workday, etc.
  • Keep work areas free of hazardous conditions (i.e., grease/oil spills, sawdust, excess supplies, etc.).
  • Assure that established Infection Control and Universal Precautions practices are followed when performing housekeeping procedures.
  • Use and handle chemicals, compounds, solvents, etc.  According to OSHA established guidelines.
  • Follow established disaster safety policies and procedures.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, to follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, students, family members, visitors, government agencies/ personnel and the general public.
  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of the housekeepers work areas.
  • Must be willing to work harmoniously with other personnel as well as be willing to handle students based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
  • Must have the ability to minimize waste of supplies, misuse of equipment, etc.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing housekeeping practices.

REQUIREMENTS

Must have, at a minimum, a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package which includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, tuition assistance, vacation, sick and holiday pay.
We will begin a review of applications immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should complete an employment application and send it electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Groundskeeper

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana University is currently accepting applications for a very reliable individual to work in our Grounds area full-time.

REQUIREMENTS

Responsibilities include gardening, mowing, and general care for outside appearance of the University. Experience in snow removal operations for streets, parking lots and sidewalks a plus. Working with heavy equipment and minimal machine maintenance is preferred.

This individual must be extremely dependable with the ability to be on-call during inclement weather. High school graduate or GED a minimum.

Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, tuition remission, vacation, sick time accrual and holiday pay.

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


Title: Assistant Technical/Logistics Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Advancement

Responsibilities include set-up and addressing the technical needs of campus meetings, conferences, and music ensemble performances. The position requires flexibility, creativity, and an ability to represent the University in a professional manner.  It is expected that this individual will build and maintain positive relationships with the campus community and the general public that results in optimum image and reputation for the University and the Advancement Office.  This is a Support Staff position and reports to the Logistics Coordinator.

Specific responsibilities:

  1. Work with the Logistics Coordinator in all event-related activities.
  2. Provide logistical and technical advice and support for major events when off-campus contractors are involved.
  3. Possess requisite knowledge to utilize campus scheduling software.
  4. Direct 60+ set ups for recitals and concerts on campus in Kresge Recital Hall and in the Elmen Center including the recording of the performances.
  5. Be responsible for another 6-10 set ups at the Washington Pavilion, Brandon Auditorium, and churches in the community including the recording of the performances.
  6. Coordinate music-specific logistics with ensemble directors and musicians for festivals, competitions and camps.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Possess college degree or equivalent experience.
  2. Knowledge of software programs: Excel, MS Word, Outlook and Access.
  3. Demonstrate strong understanding of ability to use audio visual equipment.
  4. Must have working knowledge/familiarity with handling and moving musical instruments.
  5. Hold a valid driver’s license in order to drive an equipment truck with instruments to various performance venues in the area as needed.
  6. Show evidence of excellent interpersonal skills.
  7. Proven ability in written and oral communication commensurate with education and/or experience.
  8. Be a self-starter, totally committed to teamwork within the office and among the various constituents on- and off-campus.
  9. Ability to lift 60 pounds.
  10. Welcome a flexible schedule to support events, i.e. most Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends are busy and other evenings and weekends as required.
  11. Possess a sense of humor.

Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package which includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, tuition assistance, vacation, sick and holiday pay.


We will begin a review of applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an employment application and send it 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.

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.

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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. 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.