Rockhurst University Careers – Staff Job Openings

Welcome to Rockhurst University’s Careers page, showcasing current staff job openings. Get ready for a rewarding career in higher education.

This employment opportunities page is for staff positions and will be updated as jobs 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 within our job openings below, please reference the title of the job listing for which you are applying and follow the instructions indicated in the job advertisement. You may also send materials to the following address:

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 a career at Rockhurst University. Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The job listings below are the current staff employment opportunities at Rockhurst University.

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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:

 

  • 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

     

Full-Time Uniformed Patrol Officer

Rockhurst University Department of Safety and Security is a growing and progressive agency that is seeking a full-time Officer in the Uniformed Patrol Division. Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, Missouri. Rockhurst University is a comprehensive University offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst University employs approximately 500 faculty and staff.

 

Rockhurst Department of Safety and Security Officers carry a Class A Private Officers License and are classified as Patrol Agents under Title 17 and Chapter 84 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. This is defined as an armed uniformed officer with the ability to arrest, detain, deter or prevent crime by implementing various law enforcement methods.

 

The Uniformed Patrol Officers duties include but are not limited to: patrolling the campus by vehicle, golf cart, bike and/or foot, patrolling the surrounding neighborhood by vehicle, locking/unlocking various facilities, escorting individuals to class/parking lots, responding to alarms, responding to both emergency and non-emergency law enforcement calls, occasionally substituting as relief dispatcher, assisting with special events, conducting criminal and/or internal investigations, completing reports related to internal events or reported crimes and protecting individuals and campus property. 

 

 

Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and customer service skills.  Candidates will learn how to apply the philosophy of Community-Oriented Policing successfully.  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 screen test, written exam and an interview board.  Candidates must also be able to qualify for an armed uniformed officer 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 Department, on occasion overtime will be mandatory for officers and dispatchers when the need dictates.  Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Security experience is desirable but will train the right person who possesses the right mind-set, skill-set and tool-set.

 

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

 

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Short and long term disability

  • Life insurance

  • Long Term Care

  • 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 with a cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references to:

     

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

     

    Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.

     

     

Part-Time Communications Dispatcher

Rockhurst University Security Department has a part-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 but not limited to:

  • Monitoring the KC Police Department radio

  • 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 multitask in a calm fashion and work 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.  Qualified candidates will be required to pass a written test prior to moving forward in our process. The candidate must also be able to pass background screening, 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.

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. 

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

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

 

Residence Director (12-Month Live-in), Office of Residence Life

A Resident 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 Resident Director position is a 12-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 meetings, building safety and security, community development, staff selection, programming, committee assignments, and university conference scheduling support.  

 

Supervision:

Supervise a staff of Resident Assistants (RA).  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.

 

Conference Services:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Residence Life, correspond with internal and external entities for the implementation of the Conference Services program.  Schedule assigned campus events, including communication with plant, security, classroom scheduling, athletics, and catering.  Serve is the primary Conference Manager during the summer period, including selection, supervision, and evaluation of summer Conference 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 mid-level conduct Hearing Officer, investigating and adjudicating complex student conduct matters. Administer sanctions appropriately and in a timely manner.   Recommend changes in policies and procedures.   

 

Other Duties as Assigned:

Participate in staff training throughout the 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:

  • 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
  • Earned Master’s Degree at the start of employment 
  • CompensationStipend of $29,088
  • Furnished apartment with utilities
  • Laptop computer
  • iPhone
  • 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 welcoming and inclusive Catholic, Jesuit university serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural heart of Kansas City. As one of 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the U.S., Rockhurst is part of the largest network of independent higher education institutions in the nation. The Jesuit tradition ensures that Rockhurst graduates are prepared to lead, shape and change the world around us.  The Jesuit tradition focuses on individual dignity, social justice, leadership, and service across the undergraduate and graduate curricula Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a current CV via our online application page below.

 

Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the College, such as individuals from historically underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed after electronic submission.  

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

 

Questions or inquiries about the position should be directed to Rockhurst University Human Resources at 816-501-4583 or via email at hr@rockhurst.edu. Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.