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: 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.


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.


Title: Secretary, Dean of Students Office
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Student Affairs

Augustana University is seeking an individual to fill the position of a full-time Secretary in the Dean of Student’s Office. This position will provide support for administrative staff within the office.

This secretary will need to be organized, detail oriented, and capable of managing confidential and otherwise personally sensitive information when working with students, families and university personnel.  The position requires a level of comfort in learning about and gaining proficiency with a variety of technology platforms.

Responsibilities:

Office Management - maintain a welcoming office setting that offers professional, friendly, and efficient service to students, families, faculty, staff, members of the local community and other visitors.; manage schedules and appointments for administrative staff; answer, screen, and direct calls/inquiries/visitors to appropriate personnel or offices; produce correspondence and reports for administrative personnel utilizing workplace productivity software; maintain student records (paper and electronic) and other confidential files in a secure environment; assist staff with budget management procedures; collaborate with support staff in the Center for Campus Life; share supplies and office resources, operational understanding of others’ policies and procedures, and cooperation to ensure that offices have adequate staffing/coverage.

Project Management - enters and manages student conduct and early alert reports using an online management system (Advocate); organizes publication projects; prepares and distributes electronic messaging to the student body (A-mail) and assists with other communication and marketing efforts; budget support for the department and various student organizations; reviews and revises online content for departments in the Student Affairs Division; provides support to staff and projects within the larger Student Affairs Division.

Competencies:

It will be important that the individual understand and have an appreciation for Augustana University’s mission and values; have excellent communication skills; be student-centered; accepts responsibility to act in support of our students’ best interests; appreciates the contributions that a diverse workforce provides our students, families, colleagues and visitors as valued stakeholders of the University; be committed to learn and become proficient with new technology; be ethically directed - understands the importance of protecting confidential interactions with students, colleagues and others.

High school diploma or GED required. 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 employment application, provide a cover letter and resume. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu. Official web site: www.augie.edu


Title: Applications Coordiantor
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Admission

Augustana University is currently seeking a person to fill the position of Applications Coordinator. The primary responsibilities of this position are processing and managing undergraduate applications for admission and scholarship, serving as backup to the Campus Visit Coordinator, and providing support for a variety of activities associated with enrolling new students. This position will average 35-40 hours per week.

The successful candidate should be skilled at data entry, using Microsoft Office programs, and interfacing with Web based applications and processes. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to exceptional customer service and care are essential. The Applications Coordinator must be willing to learn new things, multi-task, have a sense of humor, and have the ability to stay focused in a lively, energetic environment.

Two years of post-secondary education and experience working with a database management or student information system 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 employment application, provide a cover letter and resume. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Data Entry/Accounts Payable Processor
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Business Office

Augustana University is currently searching for a multi-talented individual to perform a variety of duties in our business office. The following skills are needed: general clerical accounting, customer service with outstanding communication expertise, strong office technology and data entry, and ability to coordinate multiple tasks.

Good quantitative and organizational skills are desirable in order to effectively deal with a varied work load. Will be required to monitor, explain, and apply the University’s policies. Candidate must maintain highly confidential information.

Previous data entry, accounts payable, and customer service experience required, some training provided. High School diploma, maturity of judgement, and attention to detail with accuracy is necessary. Post high school education 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 employment application, provide a cover letter and resume. Application materials are to be sent 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.