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.  This position is part-time, benefits eligible (30 hours a week).  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 Services Assistant

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

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; knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces, social media management, basic web development, collaborative software, and cloud technology.

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.

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.  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 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.

 

Custodian

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. 

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
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays

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. 

Maintenance Assistant – Physical Plant

Rockhurst University currently has an opening for a Maintenance Assistant.  The selected candidate will assist in the maintenance department in all areas of plumbing, electrical, painting, HVAC and general maintenance. 

This position requires two years of general maintenance experience along with a high school diploma or equivalent.  The candidate should demonstrate flexibility in handling a variety of assignments and should be able to actively identify areas of need in the maintenance area.  Candidates must be able to pass a post offer, pre-employment physical and drug screen as well as a background check. 

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
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays

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. 

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.