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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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

HVAC Engineer

Rockhurst University has an exciting opportunity for a HVAC Engineer to join our Physical Plant team.  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.  We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

The HVAC Engineer is responsible for the overall maintenance of all mechanical, heating and cooling systems under the general supervision of the Director of Maintenance. 

This position will have primary responsibility to inspect and ensure the proper operation of all major heating & cooling systems campus wide.  The HVAC Engineer also assists in the maintenance and expansion of our building automation systems and campus energy management.  In addition, the HVAC Engineer is responsible for maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies and other materials as required for efficient HVAC operation.  This position also assists the Director of Maintenance in the oversight of outside HVAC contractual services.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success with mechanical HVAC.  Specific requirements include:

  • A minimum of three to five (3-5) years of relevant, increasing levels of experience and responsibility related to mechanical HVAC.  
  • Experience in a multi-building and multi-system environment is preferred. 
  • Experience in a school or higher education environment is helpful. 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, organization skills, and time management are essential qualities for this position. 
  • Relevant certifications, including HVAC certification, trade school certification, or EPA certification, are preferred for this position.

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

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

IT Support Specialist

The Rockhurst University Computer Services department seeks an IT Support Specialist to provide technical assistance to computer system end users. Duties include: answering questions and resolving computer problems for clients in person, via telephone or from remote locations; providing assistance concerning the use of computer hardware, software, printing, and installation of applications, email, and operating systems; maintaining the service ticket system daily through an online service; and setting up and maintaining audiovisual equipment for classrooms and special events.

  • Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year of experience.
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Expansive knowledge of laptop and workstation hardware/software/operating systems configuration and connectivity. 
  • Excellent technical knowledge and aptitude in the areas of mobile devices, applicable software, and troubleshooting techniques. 
  • Working knowledge and experience with Active Directory
  • A thorough understanding of Windows 7, 10, Office 2016 and Macintosh platforms.  
  • A good understanding of systems administration and security principles. Ability to troubleshoot security issues, isolate and repair or rebuild compromised machines.
  • Position may need to occasionally provide support for special events or conferences.
  • Ability to support and maintain wireless technologies. 
  • Effective communication skills; Ability to present new technical material in group settings and train end-users
  • Must be reliable, team oriented, self-motivated, proactive and able to adapt to change
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills sufficient to interact with a variety of users and other technical staff. 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure and meet inflexible deadlines

To apply for this position, https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

Rockhurst University 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

Research Services Assistant

Research Services Assistant

Rockhurst University seeks a part-time Research Services Assistant for the Greenlease Library of Rockhurst 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.  We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

This position reports to the Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian and requires working 4 p.m. to midnight on assigned weekday evenings, additional hours on Saturday or Sunday each weekend plus occasional daytime hours.  This individual must have a flexible schedule and substitute as needed for other Research Services Assistants.

Responsibilities include: provide reference assistance to students, faculty and staff; monitor evening/weekend student assistants with circulation functions; assist with interlibrary loan requests; monitor library operations; assigned special projects based on the Research, Learning and Assessment Services department’s needs.

The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence.   A collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this position.  Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking skills

  • Knowledge of MS Office suite including Excel.

Preferred previous experience includes academic library reference services, knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces, social media management, basic web development, collaborative software, and cloud technology.

Interested candidates should apply by using the following on-line application link.

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

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