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 Rd
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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Financial Aid Counselor

Rockhurst University is seeking a Financial Aid Counselor.  Responsibilities include coordinating the financial aid application awarding process and provide counseling services for students.  This position promotes awareness of University and Financial Aid programs, works as a part of the financial aid team, implements policy and participates in all financial aid activities. 

The successful candidate should 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. 

Requirements include undergraduate degree and fluency with MS Office.  Must also be able to work independently, multi-task and prioritize, and be detail-oriented.  Familiarity with Banner or other Oracle-based databases preferred. 

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hr@rockhurst.edu OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110.  Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian

Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian for the Greenlease Library of Rockhurst University. 

This position reports to the Library Director and is responsible for the planning, coordination, and administration of the Research, Learning, Access, and Assessment Services department.  This position manages direct reports which includes a full-time librarian and four part-time staff.  Essential functions include:  coordination of the Research Services and user experience initiatives; coordination of Learning Services instructional design and information literacy instruction for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff, and the wider Rockhurst community; guidance of the Access and Learning Services Librarian in continuous improvement in Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan Services and management of student assistants in those areas. In collaboration with the Library Director, this position helps identify, define, and develop appropriate assessment approaches, measures, and techniques, including cross-campus partnerships in areas such as assessment of student learning initiatives, institutional repository creation, accreditation related activities, or scholarly communication projects.  This position consults with the Content Management and Discovery Services Librarian in regards to workflow which affects staff in the Content Management and Discovery Services department. This position has liaison responsibilities to academic departments to facilitate collection development.  Service on university committees and in regional, state or national professional associations is expected.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success and progressively responsible experience in the following areas: public services areas of an academic library, supervisory experience with professional and paraprofessional library staff; incorporation of technologies such as an integrated library system, databases, virtual reference services, web editing software, collaborative software, cloud technology and Microsoft Office applications such as Excel into routine operations of the department.

The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence.   An active approach to leadership by example along with a collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this position.   Specific requirements include:

  • Master's of Library Science or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited university or college
  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking and analytical skills are required for this position, as are integrity and candor.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience
  • Demonstrated initiative and project management skills

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hr@rockhurst.edu OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110.  Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Research Services Assistant

Rockhurst University seeks a part-time Research Services Assistant for the Greenlease Library of Rockhurst University.  

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, social media management, basic web development, collaborative software, cloud technology and/or archival services.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hr@rockhurst.edu OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110.  Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Field Officer

Rockhurst University Security Department has a full time opening for a Field Officer.

The Field Officers 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. 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate.  Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug test, physical abilities test, and an interview board.  Candidates must also be able to qualify for a private police license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually thereafter.  Field Officers are armed and 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 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 when need dictates.  Public Safety and security experience is desirable but will train.  Interested candidates should send cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references to hr@rockhurst.edu OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110.  

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

Communication Dispatcher

Rockhurst University Security Department has full time openings for two Communication Dispatchers. 

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, replacing VCR tapes, pulling tapes for evidence, 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.  Candidate 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 abilities test, and an interview board.  Candidates must also be able to qualify for a private police license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually thereafter.     

These positions involve 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 dictates.  Public Safety and security experience is desirable but will train.  Interested candidates should send cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references to hr@rockhurst.edu OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110.   

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

Chief Financial Officer

Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 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.  We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

The CFO reports directly to the President and serves on the President’s Cabinet and Senior Administrative team.  This position provides executive level vision, leadership, planning and direction for the business affairs of the University.  The CFO develops long-term cost effective financing strategies to fund the University programs and services; facilities expansion, operations and maintenance; and the operations and financial stability of subsidiary operations.  The CFO is responsible for directing the financial planning, implementation and administration of comprehensive policies and procedures necessary to monitor and maintain the financial stability of the University.  As such, the CFO regularly reports to the President, the Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees on the soundness of financial planning activities, financial conditions affecting the University’s financial performance and plans for responding to indications of financial problems.  Additionally, this position assists in the administration of a comprehensive information technology plan necessary to determine and meet the University’s diverse technology needs.  The CFO supervises all business office and related activities, including the controller/accounting functions, information technology/computer services, financial aid, student accounts/bursar, investment/endowment management, legal, and contractual relationships with third party vendors providing services to the University. 

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success with financial planning and analysis, budgeting, contract management, and investment/endowment management.   The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence.   An active approach to leadership by example and influence along with a collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this trusted position on the President’s Cabinet.   Specific requirements include:

  • A minimum of seven years of relevant, increasing levels of experience and responsibility with financial management and leadership in a higher education or similarly complex, professional environment with a history of significant accomplishment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, economics, finance or related field required, Master’s degree and/or CPA strongly preferred.
  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking and analytical skills are required for this position, as are integrity and candor.
  • Hands-on experience with high level, multi-year financial modeling and analysis, supporting strategic plans with multiple interdependencies and competing priorities.

Interested candidates should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references to hr@rockhurst.edu OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110.  Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.