Administrative Positions

We continue to evaluate our current situation as it relates to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Because of this disruption, we must make adjustments to all hiring processes at Augustana. As a result, we have put a temporary hold on some of the positions listed. We will pause for 30 days upon which we will re-evaluate and determine if the process will be delayed further. We will continue to accept application materials during this time and keep you informed on the status as the weeks unfold. Thank you. (June 1st, 2020)

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:


Position Title: Admission Counselor

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Enrollment

Augustana University in Sioux Falls invites applications for the position of Admission Counselor. Responsibilities include managing recruitment efforts in domestic and international geographic territories, public speaking engagements, leadership at University recruitment events, travel, communication with prospective students, reviewing application files, financial aid counseling, and managing special projects. This position is full-time, 12 months, and includes evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Articulate the value and values of an Augustana education to prospective students and families, high school counselors, community college personnel, alumni, pastors, and  
    community members.
  • Develop and implement a recruitment plan for assigned domestic and international geographic territories.
  • Meet with prospective students and their families during campus visits.
  • Communicate with prospective students throughout the recruitment and application process, including extensive correspondence via phone and email.
  • Generate and review applications for admission and scholarships.
  • Represent Augustana at a variety of functions including college fairs, high school visits,
    receptions, and community events.
  • Plan and implement six to ten weeks of travel in the fall, winter and spring months; weekend and evening work required.
  • Manage selected student recruitment programs and special projects as assigned by the Directors of Enrollment.
  • Financial aid counseling and advising.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong initiative and attention to detail.
  • Sound understanding of and appreciation for a comprehensive education (liberal arts and professional), grounded in five core values: Christian, liberal arts, excellence, community and service.
  • Goal oriented and driven to succeed.
  • Excellent judgment, organizational, and multitasking skills.
  • Sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student populations.
  • Ability to handle frequent changes, delays, and unexpected events in a flexible, positive way.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor's Degree.

· Valid Driver's License (Must have had a valid driver's license for at least 2yrs).

Preferred Qualifications:

· Minimum of one year of experience in higher education enrollment, marketing,  
   and/or sales.

· Proficiency in a foreign language

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 letter of interest to Madeleine Ellis, Director of Undergraduate Enrollment, describing qualifications for the position, 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.


Position Title: Campus Pastor

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Campus Ministry

Augustana University (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Campus Pastor. 

The Campus Pastor serves the entire university community (students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees) by providing worship leadership, pastoral care and support, and coordination of programmatic ministries. The Campus Pastor grounds the university’s mission to “integrate faith with learning and service.” As an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), campus values and practices are rooted in theological concepts such as grace, humility, freedom, mystery, and vocation as service to the neighbor.

Qualified applicants must be ordained individuals, rostered and in good standing with the ELCA, and should have at least 3-5 years of ministry experience. A thorough understanding of Lutheran theology and imagination for integrating faith with learning is imperative. The ability to interact with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view, and having a deep appreciation and respect for academic values and culture must be evident and/or significant for the candidate. 

Ideal candidates will be creative and collaborative, curious learners and patient listeners. Exceptional communication and preaching skills are required. Experience in working with youth and young adults is preferred, as is a sense of humor and joyful spirit.

Rooted in the Lutheran tradition, Augustana Campus Ministry welcomes ecumenical and interfaith voices as essential partners in fostering spiritual maturity and religious literacy. This position serves as the steward of interfaith programming on campus, therefore, the Campus Pastor should have a basic understanding of other religious and non-religious traditions and be willing to offer support to non-Christian persons and groups as well. The Augustana University Student Congregation is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, believing that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities have a place at the table of God. Campus Ministry also welcomes people of all ages, races, colors, creeds, ethnic backgrounds and levels of ability to participate fully in its worship services, programs and activities. Central to this welcome is the Campus Pastor’s ability to articulate how and why justice for systemically non-dominant persons is faithfully grounded in Christian theology.

Consistent with the university’s core values and guided by our Lutheran identity as expressed in Rooted & Open: The Common Calling of NECU, diversity, equity and inclusion are deepening commitments of the Augustana community. Varied life experiences and ideological perspectives among students and others on campus make conversations around these commitments both challenging and rewarding. Candidates for the Campus Pastor position must be culturally and interpersonally agile, should lead with a posture of listening to understand, be ready and eager to serve the evolving needs of students and staff, and seek to build community across differences. 

Augustana University is an institution ready and enthusiastic to welcome, love and support a new Campus Pastor. Robust worship attendance, faithful faculty, staff, and students, and openness to new ideas are qualities of the community that make it an energizing place to serve. Campus Ministry at Augustana has a strong, healthy reputation. Many students eagerly apply each year to serve on the Chapel leadership staff. The most recent Administrative Campus Pastor retired after enjoying an eighteen-year tenure. The current Campus Pastor has served Augustana for eight years and looks forward to continuing a collaborative relationship with a new colleague. The university is led by a President whose leadership is strategic and visionary and understands the important role of the Campus Pastor in undergirding the mission and values of the institution. Augustana University is situated in the growing and vibrant city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a place that consistently surprises and delights. 

This position is an 11-month appointment (August - June). Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, the university will offer continuation of appointments for the next fiscal year for administrative roles.

Application Procedure: Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Interested applicants are asked to complete an Augustana University employment application and to provide a cover letter and statement of diversity. These application materials are to be sent electronically humanresources@augie.edu. Interested applicants also are asked to complete a Rostered Minister Profile and submit it to the Office of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA.

Please visit our website for more information about Augustana University: www.augie.edu


Position Title: Senior University Accountant

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Business Office and Institutional Advancement

Are you looking for the opportunity to be part of an innovative and forward-thinking university environment while participating in a bold and inspiring vision for the growth of new academic programs, real-world research, learning, and leadership opportunities?  Be a part of our team.

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Senior University Accountant in our business and institutional advancement offices.

As Senior University Accountant, you will be the primary accountant/CPA for Augustana University.  You will be responsible for the endowment, trusts, annuities, tax returns, grants, scholarship entries, gifts, and gifts-in-kind where you will record, maintain, advise, plan, and support decisions to advance the strategic goals of Augustana University as it continues to innovate and grow into the future.

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

  • Prepare and maintain audit workpapers and schedules for the endowment, funds with and without restrictions, fixed assets, net assets, and statement of activities for external report preparation 
  • Manage Dept of Educ and NCAA gender equity tracking, reconciliation, and reporting
  • Reconcile and oversee ledger activity in relation to monthly and quarterly activity to facilitate proper financial statement, investment, grant, payroll, benefit cost allocation, and other processes
  • Code ledger activity for audit preparation on an on-going basis
  • Assist in maintaining Jenzabar (ERP) accounting database for all financial information including setting up new accounts and controlling the reactivation of accounts
  • Endowment investment tracking, quarterly income allocation, and annual draw calculations
  • Trust and gift annuity investment tracking, shepherding of trust return preparation with outside tax preparation firm
  • Monitor and advise on proper designation tracking and account setup for gift accounting and pledges
  • Control and track endowed and annual scholarship activity by managing database setup, reconciliation, and coordination with business office, advancement, and financial aid
  • Maintain and produce scholarship information for donor reporting
  • Prepare annual endowment report for scholarship contacts
  • Reconcile and code general ledger information for 990 and 990T tax return and prepare information for tax schedules
  • Respond to data requests such as the annual NSF grant survey and VSE advancement report
  • Manage and coordinate the connection between accounting ledger and budget planning to facilitate current needs and Vision 2030 growth within the university

Qualifications for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 3 to 5 years of non-profit background and experience, prefer 10 to 15 years
  • Prior audit experience with private universities and/or colleges preferred
  • Previous experience in public accounting, college or university business office, and/or a large non-profit organization is preferable
  • CPA certification, although current certificate is not necessary or required for position

What can you bring to the table?

  • Your knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Google Suite (Sheets, Calendar, Drive, and Gmail)
  • Your self-starter attitude with demonstrated problem solving skills to work in an environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Your interest in researching, recommending, and implementing a scholarship software package such as “Academic Works” to better facilitate managing our 500+ annual and endowed scholarships
  • Your excellent and tactful communication skills along with your high attention to detail
  • Your close work with office team, members of leadership, outside auditors, and IT to maintain shared goals and objectives for the university
  • Your strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Your ability to work independently and as part of a team

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 evident and/or significant for the candidate.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than the Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.  Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation, and sick pay.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position is opening due to a mid-summer retirement.  Overlap and training prior to retirement are desired.  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


Position Title: Videographer/Editor: Digital Content

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Strategic Communications and Marketing

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Videographer/Editor: Digital Content in our Strategic Communications and Marketing Department. This position will work under the supervision of the Director of Creative Services, and Augustana University clients to execute concepts through to completion.

The Videographer/Editor for digital content is responsible for setting up and operating production of sound, videos and photography. This position works in digital, high-definition video systems and edits pieces for broadcast and digital shorts, assists in implementation of strategic communications plans to educate, motivate and engage audiences on all Augustana University initiatives, business strategy and mission objectives.

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

  • Shoot footage and/or photos in the studio and in the field, and edit projects worked on.
  • Transport, set up, and operate equipment, including lighting and sound.
  • Do routine shoots with faculty, staff, administration, students and other clients within the Augustana University community.
  • Ensure clear and concise messaging through video as well as digital and website production.
  • Assist in contributing to all functions of digital content, social media, press events, and media partnerships as needed.
  • Calibrate and maintain equipment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in journalism, or radio/television/film production, or related degree from a four-year college or university.
  • One to two years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Proficiency in high definition cameras and nonlinear editing equipment with at least two years direct experience. Photography experience preferred.
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license and that the employee is insurable.

What can you bring to the table?

  • Your ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Your high energy and self-starter attitude with demonstrated problem solving skills to work in an environment with frequent interruptions and/or changing priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a large team environment as well as establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and the public.
  • Your ability to exercise social poise, discretion, integrity towards students, staff, faculty and the general public.
  • Your excellent computer literacy and proficiency with Adobe editing software as well as Photoshop.
  • Your ability to add special effects, captioning and graphic elements to all videos.
  • Proficiency with camera and lighting equipment.

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.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.  Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay.

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. Official website: www.augie.edu.


Position Title: Social Media and Online Communications Strategist 

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Strategic Communications and Marketing 

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Social Media and Online Communications Strategist in our Strategic Communications and Marketing Department. This position will work under the supervision of the Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President.

The Social Media and Online Communications Strategist is responsible for the content creation of Augustana’s website and for the oversight of the university’s e-communications strategies. The strategist is a highly skilled professional charged with providing leadership for the ongoing development of a dynamic web and social media presence that works to raise the visibility of the university’s reputation for academic excellence to a global audience.

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

  • Ensure that Augustana’s website effectively communicates the university’s accomplishments and mission and that key marketing messages are consistently integrated into appropriate web pages.
  • Consult with deans, department heads and other on-campus colleagues on the design and deployment of web pages that effectively market their programs.
  • Communicate website/social plans, media growth, and data to the broader internal community.
  • Develop and manage content for electronic communications and new social media projects.
  • Edit, proofread and post graphics and multimedia content to the website.
  • Train campus content authors and others to implement best practices in web writing, marketing and content development.
  • Work with the web management and marketing communications staffs to ensure web publishing policies and graphic standards are maintained and updated as needed.
  • Work in a team setting to help create messages effective for web marketing strategies and initiatives.
  • Manage a site that will increase awareness of the university’s reputation for academic excellence to a global audience.
  • Work closely with Information Technology's staff to develop new tools and applications that advance the institution's marketing communications objectives.
  • Ensure all web pages comply with regulatory/legal, privacy and security guidelines.
  • Serve as a liaison between the university departments and outside vendors that are contracted for web development projects.
  • Follow emerging web technologies that would allow the university to more effectively achieve its marketing communications objectives.

Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required; a major in journalism, English, or communications is strongly preferred.
  • Four years of experience in a public relations, marketing or communications setting.
  • Experience in multimedia design and Web page creation.
  • Experience working within a content management system; specifically, Drupal is strongly preferred.

What can you bring to the table?

  • Your ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Your high energy and self-starter attitude with demonstrated problem solving skills to work in an environment with frequent interruptions and/or changing priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a large team environment as well as establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and high-level management.
  • Your ability to exercise social poise, discretion, integrity towards students, staff, faculty and the general public.
  • Your outstanding web writing, content editing, and project management skills.
  • Your familiarity with various social media platforms and social media management tools; specifically, Hootsuite.

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.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.  Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay.

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. Official website: www.augie.edu.


Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Women's Volleyball

Position Type: Part-Time

Department: Athletics

Augustana University, an NCAA Division II private liberal arts institution that competes in the Northern Sun Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for women's volleyball. Looking for a motivated self-starter, this individual will assist the Head Coach with all aspects of the program and is an integral part of the coaching staff in regards to all aspects of the program included but not limited to: scouting, recruiting, on court training, academic support, organizing club tournaments, and camps. The position is the lead on team social media platforms and works closely with the athletics marketing department on promotional events.  

A Bachelor’s Degree is required and previous experience as a volleyball athlete or coach is preferred. Compensation will be a stipend and tuition waiver. This position will begin Summer 2020.

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Jennifer Jacobs, jacobs@augie.edu Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


 

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.