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 of Alumni and Constituent Relations

Position summary:

The Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations will work in concert with the University engagement team to create opportunities that connect alumni to each other and to the university, foster philanthropic loyalty to the university, inform and inspire Rockhurst supporters, and provide opportunities for Rockhurst alumni to continue to learn, lead and serve.

The ideal candidate will have experience in motivating and utilizing volunteers, program development and management, event planning and execution and excellent oral and written communication skills.

The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of University Engagement in the Office of University Advancement.

Position Details:

Plan and implement alongside another Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations an annual calendar of programs and activities intended to develop strong institutional affiliation with current students, alumni and friends of the University.

These include but are not limited to

  • Family and Alumni Weekend

  • Young Alumni chapter based in Kansas City

  • Regional Alumni Advisory chapters in St Louis, Omaha, DC and Denver

  • Reunion year events

  • Service immersion , retreats and service days for alumni

  • Special University milestones

  • Alumni of the year awards

Coordinate with the Director of University Engagement the strategic implementation of large scale events for constituent groups such as Rockhurst University Leaders’ Council and the Rockhurst University Library Guild

These specific events include but are not limited to:

  • The Rockhurst University Leadership Series Luncheon

  • The Rockhurst University Library Guild Critique

  • Hawk Walk Graduation celebration

Assist the peer Assistant of Alumni and Constituent Relations with the management of our online communication platform for the University website, email and event registration.

Create with the University Engagement team an annual strategic operating plan which includes a calendar, established measurable goals, and an anticipated budget.

Assist the University Engagement Team and other Advancement staff with activities as they specifically relate to the cultivation and stewardship of University donors and potential donors.

Assist the University engagement team with the identification and selection of annual alumni awards

Experience with program and event budgeting

Qualifications:

Education and /or Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree required; prefer Rockhurst University alumni

  • Experience in similar position for a nonprofit organization

  • Experience working with volunteers to accomplish desired goals

  • Experience managing large scale events as well as smaller events on a non-profit budget

Additional Knowledge, skills and Abilities

  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission of Rockhurst University

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the internal and external Rockhurst community

  • High energy, self-motivated and self-directed to design and complete complex projects

  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work collaboratively

  • Ability to participate in evening and weekend activities are necessary

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

Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Communications and Analytics

 

 

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will work in concert with the University engagement team to create opportunities that connect alumni to each other and to the university, foster philanthropic loyalty to the university, inform and inspire Rockhurst supporters, and provide opportunities for Rockhurst alumni to continue to learn, lead and serve.

The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of University Engagement in the Office of University Advancement.


Position Scope:

Annual Giving Year-Around Giving:

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will manage the day-to-day management of the planning, implementation, and continuation of comprehensive direct mail and electronic solicitation campaigns which increase annual giving dollars and participation from alumni, parents and friends.  Create and implement an effective strategy to schedule all appeals; to determine various segments of alumni, parents and friends for targeted outreach through mail, email and social media; and develop appropriate messaging, ask amounts, and timing throughout the fiscal year. Maintain comprehensive calendar of solicitation activities and coinciding tracking documents that ensure all projects remain on schedule.

Data Analyst:

Serve as a liaison to the University Advancement team for data collection and data strategy needs in partnership with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving, internal campaigns and Analytics.    Initiate data requests and work directly with Advancement Services to obtain correct data for each method of communication.   Make recommendations for data enhancements and report development to improve results of annual giving initiatives.   Communicate findings that can positively impact annual giving.

Donor Retention and Stewardship:

Implement and evaluate first time donor and donor retention strategies in the annual plan.   Conduct monthly "anniversary" outreach to ensure all previous year donors receive notification on the anniversary of their last gift. Collaborate with the Stewardship position in executing Stewardship tasks for Annual Giving Donors.

Call-Center and Staff and Faculty Campaign:

Support  and strategize with the fellow Assistant Director of Annual Giving, internal campaigns and analytics for the support of the University’s phone-a-thon efforts and the staff and faculty internal fundraising campaign.

Team member of University Advancement team:

Support the overall University Advancement initiatives in order to meet University goals.  

Attend and assist with University Advancement events throughout the fiscal year including but not limited to the alumni of the year awards during Family and Alumni weekend and the Rockhurst University Leadership Series.

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

 

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 in working closely with audiovisual equipment, computer hardware, Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems, and Microsoft Office products. Candidates must be customer service oriented with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

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