Administrative Positions

Employees whose work activities are substantially involved in the administration of the University, other than teaching, shall be designated as administrators by the President of the University.

CURRENT OPENINGS:


 

Job Title: Public Relations and Communications Strategist

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Strategic Communications and Marketing

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Public Relations Strategist.

The public relations strategist plays an integral role in the university's overall communications effort. The position’s primary focus is to promote the people and programs of Augustana – our research, student and faculty accomplishments, and our unique role in the higher education landscape – with media, stakeholders, and the internal campus community. The public relations strategist works closely with local, regional, specialty/trade, national and international news media on both proactive story pitching and responsive media relations. Working with the Vice President for Strategic Communications & Marketing, the public relations and communications strategist tells Augustana’s strategic stories and enhances the university’s image and reputation.

In addition to proactive pitching and outreach, the public relations and communications strategist is responsible for advising faculty, staff, administrators and peer communicators on media relations best practices; serving as a primary point of contact for incoming media inquiries related to university issues, events, and initiatives; and contributing news, feature, social media and related content. This person will also serve as a key member of the crisis communications team and will work closely with others in other university departments.

This person will also develop an internal communications strategy to keep the campus – its students, faculty, and staff – informed of university priorities, happenings, and events. This includes crafting campus news, emails, and digital communication in a timely manner. Working on public relations efforts and responding to media requests may require evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of professional experience in higher education communications, public relations, journalism or a related area. Expertise with AP Style.

This experience must include the production of materials such as news releases, media advisories, feature stories, e-newsletters and fact sheets. Preference will be given to applicants with prior higher education public relations and media relations experience, well established contacts in the local, regional and national news media, demonstrated ability to develop stories for broadcast, print and social media, demonstrated knowledge of communications planning and/or a demonstrated ability to develop original written content for a variety of audiences. The position requires the ability to independently synthesize information from technical and non-technical disciplines and strategically identify meaningful story angles for appropriate audiences, both internal and external.

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.

Application Procedure:

This position will remain open until filled. Send a letter of interest to Deanna Versteeg, Vice President for Human Resources, describing qualifications for the position, resume, three writing samples that best demonstrate your work and are applicable to this position, a completed Augustana University employment application, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Official website: www.augie.edu.

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.


 

Job Title: Director of Development

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Advancement

Augustana University invites applications for the position of Director of Development for the Twin Cities area.

The Twin Cities Area Director of Development will capitalize on the capacity for development in the Twins Cities area.  The Director will develop and sustain relationships with key constituents, including alumni, Trustees, the Trustees Society, and friends of the University. The Director will participate in making “comprehensive asks” of prospective donors, to include annual unrestricted support, as well as capital, endowment and planned gift support. The Director will provide leadership in developing a strategic plan to increase donor engagement and philanthropy.

It is desired that the individual have a liberal arts background and ten plus years of professional experience in development.

This position will be located in the Twin Cities.

A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred.

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.

Application Procedure:
This position will remain open until filled. Send a letter of interest to Deanna Versteeg, Vice President for Human Resources, describing qualifications for the position, resume, a completed Augustana University employment application, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Official website: www.augie.edu.

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. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.


Job Title: Manager of Custodial Services

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Manager of Custodial Services.

This full-time position maintains the University’s facilities and equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations.

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

  • Maintaining Augustana University in good repair while guaranteeing a safe, clean and orderly environment
  • Ensuring the proper care, repair and use of supplies and equipment
  • Ordering all supplies as necessary while minimizing the waste of product and the misuse of equipment
  • Using and handling chemicals, compounds, solvents, etc. according to OSHA established guidelines
  • Ensuring that established Infection Control and Universal Precautions practices are followed when performing housekeeping procedures
  • Training staff in proper cleaning techniques and participating in continuing education to remain current to industry trends
  • Scheduling duties for housekeeping staff for all shifts and holding weekly meetings to ensure proper department efficiency and workflow
  • Participating in performance reviews of current housekeeping staff
  • Seeking out, understanding, and incorporating new technological methods and principles for implementation into work processes
  • Maintaining respect and confidentiality of student information and personal property

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 2 years supervising employees in housekeeping related activities – Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of technology including computers and MS Office products
  • Experience in multi-facility and higher education environments preferred
  • Understanding of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) is preferred

What can you bring to the table?

  • Your valid driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Your ability to follow written and oral instructions, make independent decisions and accept constructive criticism
  • Your outstanding technological skills
  • Your great interpersonal skills that you can utilize in interactions with personnel, students, visitors and the general public
  • Your ability to work on weekends and holidays as necessary

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.

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, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu. Official website: www.augie.edu.

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.


Job Title: Touring and Marketing/Publicity Manager of Music Organizations for Choral/Instrumental Ensembles

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Music

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Touring and Marketing/ Publicity Manager of Music Organizations for Choral/ Instrumental Ensembles.

This full-time position supports the mission and vision of Augustana University with responsibilities including the management and promotion of Augustana’s choral and instrumental ensembles, touring, and recording.

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

  • Manages and arranges performances, venues, logistics and promotional efforts for domestic and international tours both domestically and internationally
  • Facilitates logistical arrangements such as hotel reservations, transportation and technical needs
  • Conducts pre-tours to meet with concert sponsors and organizers
  • Updates, executes and creates news releases, publications, programs, posters, social media and online videos for ensembles
  • Directs concert production including posters, programs, performer movements, narrations, lighting, staging, ushering, etc. in consultation with the conductors
  • Travels with ensembles on tour
  • Coordinates student employee staff and work study as well as efforts with various institutional leadership
  • Works with the Music Department Chair with budget management
  • Manages, markets, procures rights and licenses, archives and produces all Augustana University recordings
  • Designs and implements marketing plan that maximizes profitability and public relations value of Augustana University recordings

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, music arts management or public relations.
  • Preferred 3 to 5 years of experience that is directly related to the functions of the position
  • Broad knowledge of music as a performing art and an academic discipline
  • The ability to write, produce and oversee production of graphic and written materials preferred

What can you bring to the table?

  • Your proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Your knowledge of office equipment such as copiers, fax machines and phone systems
  • Your basic math skills and knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Your excellent organization and communication skills both written and oral
  • Your ability to administer complex events and projects

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.

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, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu. Official website: www.augie.edu.

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.


Job Title: Marketing Communication Strategist, Admission
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Strategic Communciations and Marketing

Under the leadership of and in partnership with the VP for Strategic Communications & Marketing, this position will help advance and coordinate the internal and external communication initiatives for the Augustana Office of Admissions and the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, writing, editing, producing, and/or managing the communication flow for prospective students, marketing collateral, recruitment materials, and emails; maintaining and refreshing Admissions related web sites, social media functions, and digital marketing; and assisting and coordinating the development of other communications projects.

The Strategist also will coordinate with the VP for Enrollment and the AVP for Graduate & Continuing Education to ensure admissions communications are up-to-date and timely. This person will serve as the main writer/editor of all copy for admissions communications and marketing materials across multiple platforms (print, electronic, text, web and social media) and to various stakeholders including, among others, prospective students, parents, employers and business partners.

The Marketing Communications Strategist will maintain a high level of internal and external public contact, thus serving as a liaison between the Office of Admissions and the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education, various academic units and other organizations and offices within the University. This person will assist in the planning and production of admissions communications materials, meet appropriate timelines, and work with all relevant offices/parties to create, launch, and maintain communication flows, newsletters, websites, reports, marketing pieces, e-communications, and marketing and communications journeys.

This person should have experience writing and designing communications pieces utilizing email marketing/CRM systems, and working in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of three to five years of experience in communications, public relations, journalism, English, marketing, or a closely related field.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education or in mixed media communications/editing or experience in a university setting, and/or prior experience in developing and implementing communication plans, strategies and tactics for undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Knowledge of and experience with/connection to Augustana and the Sioux Falls community.
  • Previous experience working with computer/software applications in a higher education setting, preferably Slate.

Essential skills and experiences required to perform the duties of this position successfully include:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • The ability to write in a variety of styles and under time constraints.
  • Strong organizational skill, strong computer skills and experience using a variety of word processing, publishing, database management, and mass e-communications programs.
  • Excellent understanding of social media and the demonstrated ability to design communications materials using professional graphic applications.
  • Experience in print and electronic publication design and distribution.
  • Experience creating social media campaigns using traditional and electronic media.
  • Experience in digital advertising and marketing campaigns, including the planning and execution of those campaigns.
  • Knowledge of admissions/enrollment management and higher education.

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin July 1 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University employment application, provide a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples and/or marketing communication plans, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu


Job Title: Director of Facility Services
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds Department

This position is supported by and coordinates closely with maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, and campus safety teams to ensure that university buildings, mechanical systems, and grounds are well maintained, aesthetically pleasing, clean, functional and safe for employees, students, and guests.

The director leads an exceptionally talented team of skilled trades people and managers. This diverse group of individuals is passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and takes pride in supporting the mission of the university through serving as stewards of the university.

Under the direct report and general supervision of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the individual: directs the planning and administration of all physical plant activities; manages the maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation of facilities in order to provide an environment which is aesthetically pleasing and conducive to the learning process and which enhances the teaching, research, and public service functions of the university; manages grounds and maintenance staff and all of the utilities systems; and is responsible for the overall management of environmental control systems.

The director works with various departments to ensure the university is in compliance with all regulatory issues related to the storage of hazardous materials; provides leadership on all matters concerning university infrastructure and related services; advises administration on all relevant policies and procedures related to the management of the physical resources of the university, and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, local, and university policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops long and short range maintenance plans/programs (e.g. emergency response plans, energy management plans, annual budget, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that university resources are effectively utilized.
  • Directs projects (e.g. site repairs/construction, preventive maintenance, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring completion within established time frames, project design, and budget.
  • Inspects new construction, repair work, projects, equipment, work orders, daily maintenance, and supplies for the purpose of ensuring that jobs are completed efficiently, ensures specifications for major capital improvements are within local/state/federal regulations, and approves inspection reports and payment requests.
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of all assigned personnel in maintenance and grounds, plans and assigns work and work schedules, and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Develops and facilitates appropriate programs of maintenance and repair for all university sites to include buildings, HVAC systems, water systems, waste water systems, contracted services, and state and local coding pertaining to each individual site.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains appropriate programs of service for utilities and utility service systems throughout the university including electric, water, wastewater, and fossil fuels.
  • Maintains and updates the university's master facility plan annually.
  • Keeps abreast of all applicable safety regulations and building codes.
  • Serves as project manager and works with appropriate university officials and outside resources to plan and develop new building construction, renovations, or modifications.
  • Oversees new construction and campus improvement projects, including planning, development of bid specs, monitoring construction work acceptance, etc.
  • Prepares sketches, cost estimates, and descriptions for in-house repair or renovation projects and reads/interprets blueprints, engineering/architectural drawings, and schematics.
  • Oversees third-party vendors and approves payment and requisitions for supplies and equipment.
  • Develops and maintains the facilities Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for related departments.
  • Responsible for developing a maintenance program for the university, including the reporting of deferred maintenance costs as well as estimating costs for long-range repairs and replacements.
  • Responsible for the compilation of data on various contractors, delayed maintenance costs, etc. to support adequate planning.
  • Develops benchmarking criteria and collects performance data to monitor success and risk conditions associated with all maintenance programs and work orders.
  • Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures related to the area.
  • Leads by example and shares daily responsibilities with staff to execute solutions.
  • Carries out special projects as may be assigned.

Work Experience

  • Minimum seven years of leadership experience in a large organizational operation.
  • More than seven years of experience managing multiple departments/activities in planning, programming, construction, and maintenance of facilities.

·         Seven years of experience managing or working with the operation of HVAC, plumbing, industrial, or commercial mechanical and electrical systems.

·         Minimum of seven years of experience in a management role in property, facilities, project, or risk management.

·         Working knowledge of at least three relevant trades (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing).

  • Possess a wide degree of creativity and range of technical knowledge of all aspects of plant structures, maintenance, and repair.
  • Excellent communication skills.

·         Seven years of experience working in municipal, hospital, or higher education preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

·         Experience and comfort with giving presentations to large groups of people and to senior management.

·         Excellent and effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

·         Computer experience with work order systems such as Schooldude, MS Project, or other project tools

·         Experience with Microsoft Office suite and high functioning abilities with Excel.

·         Strong leadership, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

  • Must possess a high level of the following work skills and behaviors: teamwork/cooperation, initiative, customer service, and commitment to continuous professional growth in skills and knowledge.
  • Willing to work with staff on daily tasks.

Required Qualifications

·         Bachelor's Degree in engineering, administration, or related field.

·         A minimum of seven (7) years of facilities management experience in a public or private setting.

·         Demonstrated communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.

·         Demonstrated experience with preparing and overseeing a large annual operating budget.

·         5 years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

·         Master's Degree in an engineering or other technical discipline, business administration, operations management, or related disciplines.

·         Experience managing a multi-level service operation with a variety of subordinate employees with a broad range of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

·         Demonstrated ability to approach and solve complex problems, handle multiple issues daily, and maintain good judgment during stressful situations.

·         Demonstrated ability to use computer applications.

·         Demonstrated relationship management experience with senior leadership.

The applicant should desire to seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings, have a willingness to change for continual improvement, contribute to a culture of environmental stewardship, practice resource conservation, and actively work toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Working Conditions

  • May be required to work evenings and/or weekends
  • Work will be performed indoors and/or outdoors; exposure to inclement weather conditions is possible
  • Occasional travel to attend conferences, meetings, trainings, etc.

The Director of Facility Services is responsible for supporting student success by maintaining and continually improving Augustana University’s 100-acre campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. There are approximately one million square feet of university controlled facilities including office, housing, classroom, conferencing, and retail spaces.

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.

Application Procedure

Send application letter indicating why you are interested in this position, a current resume, a completed Augustana University employment application, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three persons qualified to provide a reference. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Please submit your application package 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.