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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Assistant Director for Career Services

Primary Responsibilities: Manage administrative projects for Career Services including planning for various career-related events.  Facilitate the experiential education program for Rockhurst University and work as the lead instructor for Career Planning (CT 1120).  Provide career development assistance to students and alumni.  Provide comprehensive career development resources for the campus community.  Collaborate with other student services, academic units and employer partners of Rockhurst University when developing programs and presentations.

Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in counseling, higher education, student affairs or related degree preferred.  Understanding/knowledge of the Jesuit mission in higher education, excellent communication and organizational skills, two years post baccalaureate work experience and knowledge of student development/experiential education theory.  Position reports to the Director of Career Services.  This is an eleven (11) month position.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references on our jobs website at the following:

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts/40647/positions/146192/apply

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

Custodian

Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University has an opening for a full-time Custodian.  The custodian will perform a variety of housekeeping duties related to the care, maintenance and cleaning of buildings and facilities.  Candidates must have the ability to use cleaning machinery; floor buffer and vacuum cleaners.  Knowledge of cleaning chemicals is very helpful.  Additional responsibilities include maintenance of inventory and adherence to safety and security standards.  Stable work history is a plus.  Hours are Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm.  Must have the availability to work overtime as university needs require.  Interested candidates must be able to pass a post-offer pre-employment physical and drug screen. 

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:

  • 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

  • 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.

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

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

 

Dean’s Administrative Assistant - Helzberg School of Management

Dean’s Administrative Assistant

Helzberg School of Management

The Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University is currently seeking applications for the Dean’s Administrative Assistant.  Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3,000 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 is a highly visible position that provides primary support to the Dean of the Helzberg School of Management.  The Dean’s Administrative Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the Dean.  The incumbent is expected to enhance the Dean’s effectiveness through the exercise of good judgment in a variety of situations, employment of strong written and verbal communication, administrative, budgetary, and organizational skills.  The Administrative Assistant must also possess the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.  In addition, the Administrative Assistant provides support to the Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Business Programs.

The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, technical, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Dean’s Administrative Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Strong work tenure: at least five years of experience supporting a senior academic or senior business manager, preferably in an academic organization

  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel – including the ability to develop pivot tables and similar spreadsheets employing complex formulas, and Power Point)

  • Previous experience working with departmental budgets and budget management systems

  • Familiarity with customer relations management systems

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references to the link below:

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts/40647/positions/146269/apply

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

Electrician

Rockhurst University has an exciting opportunity for an Electrician 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 Electrician position is responsible for all electrical applications on campus under the general supervision of the Director of Maintenance. 

This position will have primary responsibility to install, maintain, and repair our existing electrical services throughout campus, including rapid response to any emergencies and to coordinate restoration of service in the event of an outage.  Working closely with the Director of Maintenance, this position will assist in the supervision and coordination of outside electrical contractors, analyze campus electrical needs, coordinate work requirements and maintain a proper inventory of electrical components. 

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success as an Electrician.  Specific requirements include:

  • A minimum of three to five (3-5) years of relevant, increasing levels of experience and responsibility related to electrical systems.  
  • 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. 

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/40647/positions/146163/apply

 

 

 

 

 

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

Liturgical Musician, Department of Campus Ministry

Liturgical Musician, Department of Campus Ministry

Rockhurst University’s Department of Campus Ministry is currently seeking a liturgical musician.  The liturgical musician is a 10-month, part-time (8-10 hours a week) position that reports directly to the Director of Campus Ministry.  This position is responsible for planning music for all liturgies (Masses and prayer services); recruiting, scheduling and training musicians; and directing cantors and ensembles.  Additionally, the liturgical musician is responsible for maintaining the department’s music library, overseeing the Campus Ministry music student worker, and tracking and reporting all copyright music usage.

Qualified candidates will be experienced in vocal training and conducting and possess a thorough knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy and music.  Proficiency as an accompanist on the keyboard and organ is strongly preferred. 

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references on our jobs website at the following:

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts/40647/positions/146210/apply

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

 

Registrar Coordinator

Rockhurst University seeks a Registrar Coordinator to manage student record maintenance and preservation of vital student data within the university student information system (Banner).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the preservation of academic grades, assisting the Registrar in creating academic calendar dates and distributing those to faculty and administration, maintenance of all Registrar web pages, and production of degree diplomas. The Registrar Coordinator enters student major declarations into Banner, produces student degree audits, completes all ACCP student data entry, from registration to final grade entry and mailing, and is solely responsible for university-wide grade documentation, including the tracking of incomplete grades, change of grades, and repeat grades, and assisting the Registrar with Academic Board grade reports and follow up.

The Registrar Coordinator also assists with the publication of the online catalog, entering updates and edits as curriculum and program changes are approved through university committees. This position is also responsible for transferring old student files into Banner, as well as ensuring the retention and systematic filing of all student records.

This position requires a high degree of technical skill. Experience in web publication and Banner (or comparable student information system) is preferred.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2 years’ experience working in an integrated software system (experience in Banner preferred).

  • Proficiency in Microsoft excel and word.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Knowledge of FERPA regulations.

Skill set:

  • Extensive experience and working knowledge of an integrated student software system along with demonstrated experience in using technologyExperience in Banner preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task, seamlessly and quickly shifting between several tasks while balancing priorities to accomplish tasks within a timeline.

  • Ability to work well in a team within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Detail oriented and ability to ensure accuracy.

    Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references on our jobs website at the following:

    https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts/40647/positions/146317/apply

    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

Residence Director, Office of Residence Life

A Residence Director is an energetic individual committed to student learning and development while serving at a Jesuit institution. Approximately 200 students live in each of our residential communities. Rockhurst's residence life program is actively involved in student programming, education, orientation, and retention. The Graduate Residence Hall Director position is a 10-month live-in position and reports to an Assistant/Associate Director of Residence Life.

Responsibilities include residential education, staff supervision, crisis management, on-call and availability after hours and weekends, disciplinary conferences, building safety and security, community development, staff selection, programming, and committee assignments.

Staff Opportunity
Supervise a staff of Resident Assistants (RA) and approximately 30 desk assistants.  Conduct weekly RA meetings. Meet with RA’s individually to provide support and direction. Assist in recruiting, selecting and training RA and DA staff. Assist in planning and implementing in-service training and provide development activities to promote positive job performance within the RA staff. Evaluate staff regularly and hold staff accountable to job expectations.

Community Building

Advise and assist with staff and departmental projects and programs.  Work with Resident Assistants to develop and provide a balanced variety of educational, social, and recreational programs.  Keep residents informed about activities and events happening on campus.  Assist with events involving residents such as campus events, intramurals, Orientation, etc.

Counseling/Advising
Be sensitive and responsive to students' emotional, personal, behavioral and academic needs.  Advise and make appropriate referrals.  Attend to the health and safety of residents in medical, psychological, and other crisis/emergency situations. Be aware of and respond to the effects such crises have on the community. Be knowledgeable of and collaborative with the various campus resources: Retention and Access Services, Campus Security, Counseling Center, Campus Ministries, Career Services and Student Activities. Be accessible and approachable to students.

Administration
Assist with the opening and closing of the residence halls.  Assist with Admission’s events.  Process maintenance work requests and RA duty logs.  Maintain office hours and communicate as needed with the Campus Security, Physical plant, and other university departments. Attend regular Residence Life and Student Development staff meetings.  Serve on assigned committees.  Provide campus wide on-duty/on-call coverage on a rotating schedule. Responsible for 24/7 desk operations including hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of Desk Assistant staff.

Policy Enforcement/Crisis Management
Communicate, interpret, and enforce University and residence hall policies and procedures. Encourage behavior consistent with the Student Code of Conduct and hold students accountable for their actions.  Develop and maintain a working relationship with Campus Security, the Counseling Center and Retention Services.   Challenge, confront, and follow-up on negative behavior. Serve as a judicial hearing examiner. Administer sanctions appropriately and in a timely manner.   Recommend changes in policies and procedures.

Other Duties as Assigned

Participate in professional/graduate staff training throughout the academic year.  Meet bi-monthly with supervisor.  Assist with the planning and implementation of RA training and on-going staff development.  Participate in campus-wide recruitment and selection of RAs and DAs.   Maintain relationships with professional associations including attendance, participation and/or presentations at state, regional, and national conferences.  Perform administrative tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Admittance into a graduate program (Higher Education or Counseling preferred) or a Masters Degree

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with students and parents

  • Willingness to spend evening and weekend time with students is required

  • Live-on campus in University provided apartment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Jesuit mission and values

Compensation

  • Stipend of $24,240

  • Furnished apartment with utilities

  • Laptop computer

  • University Benefits

Position reports to an Assistant Director for Residence Life. The salary is competitive and staff are provided with an apartment, and professional development assistance.

Rockhurst University is a small Jesuit university located in Kansas City, Missouri.  Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university that offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership and service. Rockhurst University is a learning community, centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal education and graduate education.

To apply please visit the website below:
https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts/40647/positions/146309/apply

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify