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 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.

OUR LOCATION:

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: Science Equipment Repair Technician
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Natural Science Division

Augustana University is looking for an individual to fill the position of a full-time Science Equipment Repair Technician. The schedule will typically be day hours, 40-hours a week, 12 months.

This individual is responsible for the repair and maintenance of scientific equipment and the design and construction of custom equipment projects. Maintain and build custom science related computer systems (e.g. computers and data acquisition systems linked to scientific equipment).

The individual should have the ability to repair and maintain electro/mechanical scientific instrumentation and associated computer equipment including diagnosis and repair of circuit board electronics; ability to design and fabricate electro/mechanical scientific instrumentation and associated computer equipment, including circuit board electronics; competence with Windows and Mac OS and associated hardware interfacing necessary.

Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people including faculty members and other technicians at Augustana and external personnel such as company technicians is necessary. The successful applicant must be highly organized and able to prioritize among projects. An interest in technical problem solving and an ability to embrace challenging problems is needed. Communicating about technical matters with a wide range of “customers” is a necessary skill.

In this position, there is Electrical, Chemical, Biological, and power tool usage. Attention to safety is important as the individual works alone most of the time. There is heavy lifting (50+ lbs) at times moving equipment to and from labs.

A minimum of an associate degree in electronics or related field or equivalent training is highly desirable.  Basic knowledge of analog and digital electronics required. Experience in repairing, modifying, and building scientific equipment is desirable. 

Application Procedure: Candidates should complete an employment application, send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current references. All information will be held in confidence. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send application materials electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Campus Safety Officer
Position Type: Part-Time
Department: Campus Safety

Augustana University is looking to fill the position of a part-time Campus Safety Officer. The schedule is Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight, averaging 20 hours per week.

Qualifications include a safety/security background, strong customer service skills, and an interest and ability to work with college students. 

Augustana University offers a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday pay along with tuition assistance. 

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: Toddler Head Teacher 
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Campus Learning Center

Augustana University is seeking an individual to fill the position of full-time Toddler Head Teacher at the Campus Learning Center. The schedule for this position is 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This is a twelve-month position with 40 hours a week expected. 

Responsibilities include: develop and implement an age-appropriate social and academic curriculum resulting in a positive and comfortable atmosphere for children from one to two years of age; communicate with clients (parents/guardians/children) in a professional, confidential, and friendly manner to result in the confidence that children will be safe, comfortable, and happy; responsible for record keeping - accurate and timely information about children, their care and safety; supervise student assistants to result in their understanding of confidentiality, operations, and services resulting in motivated and successful fulfillment of job responsibilities; supervise and/or conduct necessary maintenance and security related activities, thereby ensuring a safe and sanitary environment; maintain continuing education required by the State of South Dakota (20 hours/year); attend Campus Learning Center staff meetings; comply with Campus Learning Center policies and the personnel policies of Augustana University; the Campus Learning Center’s head teachers will assist with producing newsletters, purchasing, data management and supervision of other’s classroom(s) and staff as circumstances dictate for the good of the Center.

The successful candidate will have experience with early childhood development or in an elementary education environment. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study is preferred. Experience in a related childhood work setting and/or an associate’s degree in early childhood development is required. 

Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, a 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 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 the address listed below.


TitleMaintenance/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 application and send it electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


TitleMaintenance/Carpenter 
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana University is seeking an individual to fill the position of full-time Maintenance/Carpenter. The person selected must have a broad base of knowledge in all aspects of carpentry and maintenance and have the ability to maintain and repair the buildings owned by the University. 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:

Maintain the University’s facilities at an economical cost; perform acquisition responsibilities for all facilities on campus and resulting in timely placement of orders necessary for maintenance, repair and installation; perform proper installation, addition and alteration of all types of maintenance to any campus owned property; obtain building permits and schedule all inspections. Some heavy lifting (up to 65 pounds) up flights of stairs will occur.

Specific Requirements:

High school diploma or GED certificate; minimum of two years in carpentry work required; South Dakota driver’s license and good driving record necessary; problem solving ability - analyze, diagnose, maintain, repair, modify, install; ability to prioritize work that covers a multitude of responsibilities; excellent communication skills are needed to determine/resolve problems both on campus and off campus clientele; creative thinking ability to generate new unique solutions.

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 application and send it electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Electronic Resources/Reference Library Assistant
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Mikkelsen Library

Augustana University Mikkelsen Library is currently recruiting for a full-time Electronic Resources/Reference Library Assistant. The schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.

This position’s responsibilities include tracking electronic periodical and database subscriptions; compiling statistics for databases, classroom visits and patron services; and developing print and electronic publicity for the library. This position will support the Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator in the maintenance of the library’s website, LibGuides, and LibCal and contribute to the library’s social media channels. Participates as Supervisor on Duty providing assistance in using library resources.

B.A. degree or equivalent experience is preferred along with previous library experience required. Demonstrated problem-solving skills; excellent communication skills; experience in creating spreadsheets, graphs and reports to gather and communicate information is essential; knowledge of Drupal or similar web authoring tools and OCLC preferred. 

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 application , provide a cover letter and resume.  Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Graduate and Continuing Education/Registrar Assistant
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Academic Affairs

Augustana University is seeking an individual to fill the position of a full-time Graduate and Continuing Education/Registrar Assistant. The main purpose of this position is to provide clerical support to a variety of programs under the umbrella of Academic Affairs.

Major Areas of Responsibility include: serve as back up front desk receiver for the Offices of Academic Affairs, the President and the Registrar; schedule appointments and arrange meetings; serve as Registrar’s Assistant for all matters regarding Graduate and Continuing Education; provide clerical support resulting in accurate and timely clerical results while maintaining a professional and friendly image for the University; provide efficient support of the Registrar’s Office, Augustana Graduate and Continuing Education Office, provide support to other activities in Academic Affairs as needed, and all other off campus partners offering courses for credit.

It is required that the individual has a high school diploma or GED. Two years or more of post-secondary education is preferred. Experience in customer relations and office experience, especially in higher education, is a plus. Augustana University is looking for someone who will provide professional, friendly and efficient service to various constituencies, act professionally and confidentially in daily office responsibilities and interact with all levels of personnel. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet creation as well as experience with office equipment is necessary.

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 application, provide a cover letter and resume. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Custodian
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana University is currently recruiting for two full-time, night Custodians.  The shift available is 6 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Position specifications include: 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; vacuum, dust, and clean glass surfaces; clean public restrooms; clean laundries; clean theme houses; and pick up and deliver supplies and materials.

Additional areas of responsibility: Follow all established safety procedures and precautions; 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 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 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; must be able to effectively communicate in the English language; Housekeeping Department has several different shifts as Augustana University is a 24/7 campus.

The individual must possess, as a minimum, a High School Diploma or GED Certificate. No previous experience required but prior background in related fields helpful, with proven history.

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

This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are to complete an application and submit 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. 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.