Support Staff Positions

Support staff are employees of the College 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: Acquisitions Assistant
Type: Full-time
Department: Mikkelsen Library

The Augustana College Mikkelsen Library is currently recruiting for a full-time Acquisitions Assistant. The schedule will be Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Primary responsibility for purchasing library materials and supplies; monitoring all library account activity; serving as liaison with Business Office for payment of invoices under the direction of the Assistant Director. Responsibility for searching OCLC bibliographic database and some copy cataloging. Assists in coordinating public library events. Serves as Supervisor on Duty with emphasis on patron assistance in Media Services.

A B. A. degree or equivalent experience is preferred along with previous library experience required, knowledge of computers essential; knowledge of OCLC preferred.

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


Title: Custodian
Type: Full-time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana College is currently recruiting for a full-time, day custodian. 

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 College is a 24/7 campus. Shifts are days, nights, and weekends.

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

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


Title: Donor Relations Coordinator
Type: Full-time
Department: Advancement

Augustana College invites applications for an exciting role within its Advancement Office. The Donor Relations Coordinator will help develop and oversee a robust stewardship program; will be responsible for managing the donor database and other office administrative tasks; and will serve as the first point of contact for visitors and callers seeking information from the Advancement Office.

From a stewardship perspective, this position works with the Vice President of Advancement and major gift team to ensure the successful operation of a comprehensive stewardship program to feature the announcement of, celebration for and recognition in honor of those who make gifts to the College. From a fundraising database perspective, this position demands an individual who can successfully multitask -- overseeing the elements of a stewardship program, managing updates to the database, while also providing the best first impression for Advancement Office guests, visitors and callers. This role is responsible for various administrative projects -- from answering the phone and greeting guests to database entry and data integrity management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage communications and event details for 400+ person annual scholarship luncheon celebrating scholarship donors and recipients
  • Create and manage scholarship and endowment reports, including annual correspondence from Advancement Office and student scholarship recipients
  • Assist the Vice President of Advancement and major gift officers as needed
  • Work with major gift officers to develop and implement stewardship strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with major donors
  • Organize a team effort to develop stewardship plans for donors at various recognition levels within the major gift program while implementing an annual donor recognition event
  • Write personal acknowledgment and stewardship letters for signature by executives, board members, and key volunteers such as Advancement Ambassadors
  • Collaborate with fundraising staff to develop acknowledgment and recognition procedures for major and leadership gifts that are consistent across audiences
  • Identify best practices at other organizations for stewardship planning and operation
  • Supply prospects for donor profiles
  • As needed, work with gift officers and alumni office to arrange cultivation events involving major donors; attend stewardship and cultivation events as needed
  • Work with the Communications team to ensure consistency among various stewardship materials
  • Collaborate to assist with annual Impact Report
  • Update database with new addresses and personal information about constituents
  • Generate donor profiles and donor lists from database
  • Manage key donor touches such as birthday, holiday, anniversary and congratulatory greetings
  • Manage office supplies
  • Coordinate donor mailings
  • Manage RSVP’s, send invitations, code and manage attendees/invitees, coordinate event debriefs
  • Assist with returned mail processing
  • Process invoices and accounts payable

Required Skills:

  • Excellent organization skills, detail oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated to implement new procedures and ideas
  • Strong customer service skills and an ability to work with a variety of personalities
  • Collegial, collaborative style
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple requests
  • Good decision-making skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, with mail merge experience

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Send an employment application along with a resume electronically to humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Housekeeping Coordinator
Type: Full-time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana College is currently searching for an individual to fill the position of full-time Housekeeping Coodinator. The main shift for this position is 6:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. This position requires 2.5 hours/per shift in routine housekeeping duties in assigned area and 5.5 hours managing, assisting and/or as fill-in for absent staff of the Housekeeping Team.

Technical Skills:
• Receive and follow instructions from Housekeeping manager.
• Assure that daily cleaning schedules and procedures are followed as closely as possible by dusting, wet mopping, damp dusting, vacuuming, floor care, and window washing along with other tasks.
• Assure that work/assignment areas are being cleaned and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such areas for breaks, meal times and at the end of the day.
• Vacuum, dust, and clean glass surfaces in assigned office areas.
• Clean public restrooms as requested/assigned.
• Clean laundries as requested/ assigned.
• Clean theme houses as assigned.
• Pick up and deliver supplies and materials as needed.
• Attend departments and staff meetings and in-services as directed.
• Maintain all tools in good working order.
• Basic computer skills helpful.

Interpersonal Skills:
• Displays a teachable attitude. Willing to learn, apply and perform new skills.
• Has communication skills. Interacts well with fellow employees, building occupants, students and the public. Appreciates the knowledge and experience of other employees.
• Accepts training to improve workmanship at Augustana College.
• Quick to grasp new things.

Working Conditions:
• Works in all areas of facility.
• Is involved with students, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
• Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset students, family members, etc.
• Works beyond normal working hours, in other positions temporarily, when necessary, and will be on-call for emergency maintenance/housekeeping situations.
• Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
• Works on weekends and holidays, as necessary.
• May be required to work in cramped spaces and in adverse weather conditions.
 

Desired/Required Licenses/Certifications:
• Valid Driver’s License and good driving record.

Desired/Required Education and Experience:
• Education - Must possess, as minimum, a High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
• Experience - Must have a minimum of 2 years experience of management; Must have 2 years experience in Housekeeping/Custodial; Must have a broad knowledge of OSHA safety regulations; Must have a broad knowledge of cleaning products and equipment.

Major Areas of Responsibility:
• Provides or requests an orientation for each employee including cleaning and safety specifications and building assignment. Ensure that each employee abides by OSHA laws and requirements, the correct handling of hazardous materials, and operation of cleaning equipment.
• Monitors behaviors and morale of employees with co-workers and students providing assistance and reports problems.
• Inspects the condition of the campus buildings to ensure that buildings receive the appropriate attention required to maintain a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing facility.
• 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.
• Must be able to effectively communicate in the English language.
• Housekeeping Department has several different shifts as Augustana College is a 24/7 campus. Shifts are days, nights, and weekends.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please forward a completed employment application and resume electronically to humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Substitute Teacher 
Department: Campus Learning Center

The Augustana College 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.

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


Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana College

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

~OR~
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.