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.


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.


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: Coordinator of Gift Processing
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Office of Advancement

The Office of Advancement encompasses the Alumni Association, Development, Marketing and Communications and University Events offices.    

Reporting to the Director of Development Operations, the Office of Development is seeking to fill the important position of Coordinator of Gift Processing (Level D), requiring a multi-talented individual to process all charitable gifts (cash, stock, multi-year pledges and deferred gifts) given to the University and other important duties described below.


  1. Process, record and reconcile all gifts and ensure timely (48 hours) and accurate donor acknowledgement.
  2. Supervise the accurate processing of checks, credit cards, online gifts and electronic funds transfers for all gifts, including gift-in-kind and stock transfers.
  3. Reconcile and prepare batches for daily deposit.
  4. Communicate with Director of Development Operations to ensure accurate processing of gifts and to ensure financial integrity and to address technical problems or adjustments.
  5. Coordinate monthly employee payroll, recurring credit card and automated clearing house gifts.
  6. Process special handling of non-routine deposits.
  7. Record donors’ pledges and maintain campaign pledge files.
  8. Track outstanding pledges and produces pledge reminder letters to donors and reports as appropriate. 
  9. Adjust gifts and pledges as directed by the Director of Development Operations and in collaboration with the gift officers.
  10. Process and track all matching and Thrivent Choice program gifts to the University.
  11. Update biographical data as provided by donor information on checks and/or correspondence.
  12. Maintains strict confidentiality regarding all gifts given to the University.
  13. Manages and shepherds the scholarship creation process with Major Gift Officers, the Business Office and Office of Financial Aid.
  14. Creates and manages planned gifts.
  15. Work with campus fundraising entities (Athletics, Library, Center for Western Studies, et. al.) to ensure consistent processing and receipting of all gifts.
  16. Supervise work study student staff.
  17. Update Procedural Manual as needed.
  18. Assists the Director of Development Operations and the Vice President for Advancement with answering the phone assisting with special events and other duties as deemed necessary.


  1.  High school diploma required, two or more years of post secondary education with a concentration in Accounting and/or Business Administration preferred.              
  2.  Must be detail-oriented, possess a strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments.
  3.  Strong customer service skills, tactful and a good listener.
  4.  Ability to learn database and other technology functions.
  5. Collegial, collaborative and possesses a sense of humor.


Extensive computer software experience including, but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of in-house software designed for Development and Alumni tracking.  Knowledge in general accounting principles, business communications, spelling, punctuation, and office procedures.  Ability to act independently and make decisions as required in the absence of the Director of Development Operations.


Physical Demands:   Normal office activity of sitting, standing, walking and carrying.

Environment/Hazard demands:     Pleasant working conditions, may deliver information across campus.  Regularly works with confidential information, where disclosure could impact long-term/legal action.

Normal Cognitive Requirements:   Ability to learn, remember, and integrate rules, policies, or practices guiding the performance of activity.  Ability to work through sensitive and confidential issues, perform advanced tasks and works with internal and external individuals.  Acts independently or with very general direction.  Errors may cause significant disruption.

Normal Speech/Communication Requirements:  Ability to communicate verbally with supervisors, co-worker and students to gather information and/or explain procedures.

Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana University

Email submissions are preferred.

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.