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.

Rockhurst University is an E-Verify employer.
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Director of Security

Rockhurst University seeks an experienced and driven Director of Security for the University.  The Director reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing security services for the entire University.  This individual maintains the department budget, manages security staff, and makes recommendations for purchase of equipment and supplies.   This Individual is also responsible for developing, implementing, and revising the department policy/procedure manual, developing and implementing campus crime prevention programming, and public relations with other campus departments involving security and safety issues. Other duties include compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act for the campus and acting as Co-Chair of the campus Crisis Management Work Group.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success in the field of security and/or law enforcement, preferably in the private sector. 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. Specific requirements include:

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant, increasing levels of experience and responsibility with security and/or law enforcement in a similarly complex, professional environment with a history of significant accomplishment.
  • Specific experience in compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act and with crime prevention methods.
  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field required.
  • Excellent listening, speaking, and relational skills are required for this position, as are integrity, candor and approachability.
  • Hands-on experience with increasing departmental efficiencies and effectively responding to competing priorities required.
  • Licensure/certification with the Private Investigator’s commission required.

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.

Operations Secretary - Departments of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

The Departments of Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) seek an Operations Secretary.  Both departments employ approximately 20 full-time faculty with 230 graduate students. This individual is supervised by the Chairs of the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments and primary responsibilities include managing all facets of PT and OT operations for faculty and students.  These include reconciling budgets with software utilized by the department, preparing purchase requisitions, purchasing office supplies and equipment along with scheduling maintenance of equipment and managing departmental social media accounts.  This individual is responsible for assisting with accreditation activities which include managing data, uploading required documentation to the portal, compiling materials, and other arrangements for the site visit.

This person also performs office duties for all faculty, including taking minutes at both PT and OT faculty meetings as well as select OT and PT Committees.   This person supervises the hiring of graduate assistants and graduate work study students utilized by the departments.  The Operations Secretary supports students and manages student data once they enter into the program.  This includes student requests, student files, and electronic databases. Experience with Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Quicken, various social media outlets and the Google Suite are required.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Office Manager - Student Development

Rockhurst University seeks a personable and organized office professional for the University. The Office Manager is a highly visible position that provides office support services to the following departments: Career Services, Counseling Center, New Students and Retention, Access Services, and Campus Ministry. Responsibilities include providing administrative support, scheduling appointments, handling confidential information, reconciling expenditures on credit cards, purchasing supplies, organizing and producing high-volume mailings, assisting in the production of publications, and assisting in the execution of programs and special events. This position is also responsible for managing work study students.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have excellent customer service and organizational skills. Specific requirements include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience required.
  • At least 2 years of experience in an administrative assistant/office manager position.
  • Strong general computer skills required. Experience with Microsoft Office suite preferred.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

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.

Office Assistant - Finance-Compliance/Risk Management

Rockhurst University currently has an opportunity for an Office Assistant in Finance and Compliance/Risk Management.  This is a part-time 30 hours a week, benefits eligible position.  This position is responsible for a variety of administrative duties that support both of these departments.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the office suite receptionist by answering phones, responding to guest inquiries, and greeting and directing visitors to appropriate staff members.
  • Assisting with Accounts Payable by performing data entry on various spreadsheets, answering basic A/P questions, coding vendor information on invoices, mailing invoices/checks, and filing.
  • Assisting the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of Compliance and Risk Management in managing calendar appointments, arranging meetings, sorting mail, and performing various other administrative duties.
  • Providing overall office management by ordering office supplies, maintaining office equipment, and performing other general duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have related coursework or specialized training beyond high school and at least 2 years’ experience.  This individual must have experience in administrative support through transcription, typing letters, scanning documents, filing, and organizing.  The successful candidate must have a professional demeanor, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel a must.  Interested candidates may apply to hr@rockhurst.edu or mail resume to Human Resources, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110.  Rockhurst uses E-verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Field Officer - Security Department

Rockhurst University Security Department has two full time openings for Security Field Officers.  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.

Financial Aid Counselor

Rockhurst University seeks an independent and detail-oriented Financial Aid Counselor for the University. This role is responsible for coordinating the financial aid application awarding process and providing counseling services for students. This position promotes awareness of University and Financial Aid programs, works as part of the financial aid team, implements policy, and participates in all financial aid activities.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission, and commitment to excellence. Specific requirements include:

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
  • Ability to work independently, to multi-task, and to prioritize.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with Banner or other Oracle-based databases preferred.

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.

 

Service Center Assistant

Rockhurst University seeks a personable and organized Service Center Assistant for the University.  The Service Center Assistant reports to the Director of Financial Aid and is responsible for assisting with functions in the Business Office, Financial Aid, and the Registrar. This includes the following: answering phones, assisting and directing visitors appropriately, distributing mail, and scheduling appointments. In addition, this position will assist in distributing checks, E-Verifying student employees, and in managing the Federal Work Study program. The Assistant will be responsible for maintaining office e-mail accounts and voice mail accounts.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This candidate should be self-motivated, should have the ability to meet deadlines, and should remain courteous and positive at all times. Specific requirements include:

High school diploma or 1 year equivalent experience required.

  • Strong general computer skills required. Experience with Microsoft Office suite preferred.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to discretely handle confidential information.

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.

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 (6-8 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 preferred. 

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. 

Institutional Research Analyst (Part-time)

Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive part –time Institutional Research Analyst for the University.  The Institutional Research Analyst will work 20 hours a week assisting in managing and analyzing institutional data and other information in support of informed decision-making at all levels of the University. This individual maintains and manipulates institutional databases for statistical reporting to national, state, and local agencies and for internal reporting and tracking needs.    

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Preparing reports on a variety of institutional data, including student demographics, enrollment and retention statistics, faculty workload and course information, state funding formula-related data, and course information.
  • Providing data and reports for compliance, planning, assessment, and accreditation.
  • Assisting in analyses of enrollments, student and employee success data, satisfaction survey data, marketing data, and survey development.
  • Participating in the maintenance of the Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and other web pages.
  • Performing related duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • 1- 2 years of experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship, internship, or assistantship.
  • Knowledge of data systems, definitions, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of statistical and analytical methods, protocols, and procedures as well as a willingness and ability to learn additional methods as needed.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs as well as a willingness and ability to learn additional software as needed.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

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.

Assistant Director of Campus Ministry

Rockhurst University, the Catholic, Jesuit University in Kansas City, Missouri, is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Campus Ministry.  The Assistant Director of Campus Ministry is a 10-month, full-time position that reports directly to the Director of Campus Ministry.  This position is responsible for managing the retreat program, including the formation of student leaders and oversight of the retreat budget.   The Assistant Director also coordinates the University’s vibrant Christian Life Community (CLC) program of small faith-sharing groups rooted in Ignatian spirituality and assists with the planning and facilitation of the department’s programmatic offerings and events.   Additionally, this position oversees Campus Ministry’s team of student employees. 

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in Theology or related field and relevant experience.  Successful candidates will possess genuine interest in the spiritual development and faith formation of college students, the ability to work well with diverse backgrounds, excellent interpersonal and strong pastoral skills, an invitational and inclusive approach to ministry, flexibility, outstanding written and oral communication, proven organizational ability and attention to detail.  A willingness to enthusiastically embrace, articulate and inculcate the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of Rockhurst University is essential. The ability to work evenings and weekends is also a requirement of the position.  Musical talent a plus.

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. 

Communication Dispatcher - Security Department

Rockhurst University Security Department has a full time opening for a Communication Dispatcher. 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.