Staff Positions

Our Job Openings page is primarily for staff positions and will be updated as positions become available and are filled.

Applications for faculty/adjunct positions should be directed to the appropriate academic department. We do not accept unsolicited resumes. If you would like to submit your cover letter and resume in response to a position you see listed on our Job Openings page, please reference the title of the position for which you are applying and send to the following address, unless other directions are specified in the advertisement:

Rockhurst University
Attn: Human Resources
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Resumes that do not identify the position for which the candidate is applying will not be considered. Thank you for your interest in Rockhurst University.

Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The positions below are the current job opportunities at Rockhurst University.

To apply, please follow the instructions indicated in the advertisement for the job.

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Archives Specialist - Greenlease Library

Rockhurst University seeks a part-time Archives Specialist for the Greenlease Library. The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service. Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education. 

The position is responsible for making archival content in all formats accessible and discoverable for educational and research purposes.   Specific responsibilities include:

  • Selecting, arranging, and describing the records of the University, in accordance with accepted standards and practices.
  • Ensuring the preservation and organization of archives while maintaining access to the collections.
  • Assisting researchers and conducting research to answer inquiries regarding archival collections.
  • Assisting with the administrative needs of the archives includes monitoring and ordering archives supplies, creating reports and the organization of departmental files.
  • Assisting with the supervision of student assistants and interns in the archives.
  • Assisting in the development of archives policies and procedures, which includes teamwork in problem solving, planning, executing solutions, and evaluating results. 

This para-professional position is a member of the Content Management and Discovery Services department and reports to the Content Management and Discovery Services Librarian.  This is a part –time, non-exempt, 30-hour per week position eligible for benefits.

Qualified candidates will have a Masters of Library Science degree from an institution accredited by the American Library Association or comparable post-graduate degree or equivalent Master’s degree from an accredited institution;  knowledge of standard library and archival methods and classification systems; effective analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently, following established procedures and to work collaboratively to create new procedures;  the ability to think critically and shift perspective in order to create effective arrangements and descriptions of archival collections;  demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks with a high degree of accuracy; the ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands;  the ability to take initiative and be accountable for results; the ability to maintain confidentiality;  the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituents;

Desired qualifications include experience with processing in an archives collection; archival coursework, internship or practicum; knowledge and skill using ArchivesSpace and other systems, databases and applications dealing with archives; commitment to a development plan which encourages knowledge and skill enhancement for this position and others which report to it.

Interested candidates apply by using the following on-line application link.  Please include the following in the application process: cover letter, resume and three references.

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts/40647/open_positions_list

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Assistant Registrar

Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive Assistant Registrar for the University.  Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.  Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service.  Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education.  Rockhurst is a Catholic and Jesuit University, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world. 

The Assistant Registrar for Systems and Registration must monitor and protect the integrity of all university system data housed in our Banner software system.   A key role of this position is to be the liaison with computer services personnel for all system upgrades and changes.  The successful candidate has excellent Microsoft excel, word, and data analysis skills.  This position must administer and approve the building of term course schedules, final exam schedules and classroom schedules; also is responsible for building system parameters for online and on-site registrations, as well as course registrations for all independent study courses, study abroad, ROTC and joint program classes; also manages all student drop/add processes.     

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who demonstrate competence in maintaining confidential records, including report writing.  The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence.   Essential skills for this trusted position include a proactive approach to service along with a collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style.   Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three to five years of experience working in an integrated software system (Banner preferred), or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in analyzing and evaluating data and ability to provide recommendations for improvement or correction.
  • Ability to conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Hands-on experience with increasing departmental efficiencies and effectiveness in responding to competing priorities.

Interested candidates should submit their application through the link provided below.  Application process requires a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references. 

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Communication Dispatcher - Security Department

Rockhurst University Security Department has a full time opening for a Communications Dispatcher.  Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, Missouri.  It is a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.  We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

Rockhurst Security Personnel carry a Class A Private Security License and are classified as Patrol Agents under Title 17 and Chapter 84 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.  Rockhurst Communications Dispatchers are unarmed.

The Communications Dispatchers are responsible for radio dispatching all calls for security service, answering telephone calls from internal and external parties regarding emergency and non-emergency issues, monitoring over 100 CCTV cameras, monitoring the access control computer and responding to all incoming alarms by dispatching officers to locations.  Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and customer service skills.  Candidates must also be able to work calmly and effectively through difficult and stressful situations.  Basic computer keyboard skills are essential.  Basic knowledge of Excel and Word strongly preferred.          

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate.  Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug test, physical examination, and an interview board.  Candidates must also be able to qualify for a private, unarmed license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually thereafter.     

This position involves shift work as well as weekends and holidays.  Candidates must be available to cover additional shifts that may arise.  Due to the public safety responsibility of the Security Department, overtime will be mandatory for officers and dispatchers when need dictates.  Public Safety and Security experience is desirable but will train.

Full time Rockhurst employees enjoy an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Long Term Care insurance
  • 125 Tax Savings Plan
  • Tax deferred retirement plan with a generous company match
  • Free undergraduate and graduate classes for employees – 6 credit hours per sem.
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays

Interested candidates should apply by using the following on-line application link.  The application process will require you to provide cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references. 

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

Crew Member– Physical Plant

Rockhurst University currently has an opening for a full-time Crew Member for our Physical Plant department.  The Crew Member performs various duties throughout the university campus.  These duties include event set-ups and tear downs, deliveries, furniture and equipment moving.  This individual interacts with all levels of staff throughout the university they must have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence.

The successful candidate must be able to pass a post offer, pre-employment physical and drug screen.  Must have a valid drivers’ license and pass the university’s driving test.  This position also requires lifting objects up to 50 lbs.   

Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, Missouri. It is a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

Full time Rockhurst employees enjoy an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • 125 Tax Savings Plan
  • Tax deferred retirement plan with a generous company match
  • Free undergraduate and graduate classes for employees
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays

Interested candidates should submit their application through the link provided below.  Application process requires a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references.  Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

 

Human Resources Generalist (Recruitment and Training & Development)

Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive Human Resources Generalist for the university.  Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.  Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service.  Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education.  Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world.

The Generalist reports to the Human Resources Director in a three person department responsible for serving approximately 500 full-and part-time faculty and staff.  While this position provides general human resources support to the university, the primary focus areas for this position are recruitment and training and development.  This position serves as the subject matter expert on recruitment, talent management, retention, workforce management and training and development.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success in the field of Human Resources, preferably in a higher education or non-profit environment.  The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence.  An active approach to influence along with a collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this trusted position.  Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or related field required.
  • Three to five years of relevant, increasing levels of experience and responsibility in multiple functional areas of human resources, specifically in performing recruitment and training and development functions, in a higher education or similarly complex, professional environment with a history of significant accomplishment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ADP or prior experience with payroll preferred.
  • Excellent leadership, relationship and communication skills (listening, speaking and writing) required.
  • Excellent decision-making, problem-solving, conflict-management and analytical skills are required for this position, as are integrity, candor, approachability and the ability to manage and maintain confidential information.
  • Hands-on experience with increasing departmental efficiencies and effectively responding to competing priorities required.
  • PHR or SPHR strongly preferred.

Interested candidates should submit their application through the link provided below.  Application process requires a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references.

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Relief - Full Time Field Officer & Communications Dispatcher - Security Department

Rockhurst University Security Department has a full-time opening for a relief Security Field Officer / Communication Dispatcher.  Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, Missouri. It is a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

Rockhurst Security Personnel carry a Class A Private Security License and are classified as Patrol Agents under Title 17 and Chapter 84 of the Revised Statues of Missouri. This is defined as armed, uniformed, patrol, response to alarms, pedestrian checks on designated private property, investigation, assigned designated, protects persons/property. 

The Field Officers (Patrol Agents) are responsible for patrolling the campus and surrounding neighborhood by vehicle and by foot, providing security services such as unlocking buildings, escorting individuals to class/parking lots, responding to both emergency and non-emergency security calls, assisting with special events and investigations and preparing crime, injury, and incident reports. 

The Communications Dispatchers are responsible for radio dispatching all calls for security service, answering telephone calls from internal and external parties regarding emergency and non-emergency issues, monitoring over 100 CCTV cameras, monitoring the access control computer and responding to all incoming alarms by dispatching officers to locations.  Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and customer service skills.  Candidates must also be able to work calmly and effectively through difficult and stressful situations.  Basic computer keyboard skills are essential.  Basic knowledge of Excel and Word strongly preferred.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate.  Candidates must pass a background investigation, physical examination, drug test, physical abilities test, and an interview board.  Candidates must also be able to qualify for an armed private officer’s license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually thereafter.  Field Officers will operate department vehicles.  Applicants must have an acceptable driving record and will have their driving records checked annually.  They also must participate in and pass a defensive driving course. The applicant must have, or be able to obtain, a Class E driver’s license if they have a Missouri driver’s license.   

The position involves shift work as well as weekends and holidays.  Candidates must be available to cover additional shifts that may arise.  Due to the public safety responsibility of the security department, overtime will be mandatory for officers and dispatchers when need dictates.  Public safety and security experience is desirable but will train.

Full-time Rockhurst employees enjoy an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Long Term Care insurance
  • 125 Tax Savings Plan
  • Tax-deferred retirement plan with a generous company match
  • Free undergraduate and graduate classes for employees - 6 credit hour limit per sem.
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays

Interested candidates should apply by using the following on-line application link.  The application process will require you to provide cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references.  Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions