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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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.   

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

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

Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations

Rockhurst University is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations.  The Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations reports directly to the Director of University Engagement in the Office of University Advancement.  This position is expected to develop and manage opportunities that connect alumni to each other and to the university.  Through these opportunities the Assistant Director will foster philanthropic loyalty to the university, inform and inspire Rockhurst supporters, and provide opportunities for Rockhurst alumni to continue to learn, lead, and serve.  Candidates must have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence.  

The Assistant Director will 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

In addition, the Assistant Director will 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.   In conjunction with the peer Assistant Director, both are responsible for management of our online communication platform for the University website, email and event registration.  As well, as part of the University Engagement team this position participates in the annual strategic operating plan and will provide annual goal setting and budget projection. 

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree, preferably from Rockhurst, but not required. At least three years of proven success in program development, management and event planning.  Experience in motivating and utilizing volunteers a plus.  Candidates should be able to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects.  

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. 

Director of Human Resources

Rockhurst University invites applications to fill the position of Director, Human Resources.    This position is accountable for the full range of Human Resource functions and activities that are extensive in scope, knowledge, and complexity.  This professional position directs the activities and operations of the department, while also performing  tactical responsibilities for an employee base of 500 full- and part-time employees.   

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success with human resource administration, including benefit and compensation administration, employee relations, performance management, recruiting, training, and compliance.  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 Council.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develops and administers programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the institutional strategic plan for the university.
  • Responsible for activities related to all aspects of employee classification, compensation, recruitment, selection, performance management, training and development, HR compliance, employee relations, worker’s compensation, and policy development.
  • Responsible for the planning, implementation and administration of the university’s various employee benefits programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, retirement, flexible cafeteria 125 plan, Family & Medical Leave Act, and worker's compensation.  Serves as liaison between the employees and third-party providers and vendors ensuring that the university’s benefit package is administered successfully.  Ensures cost-effectiveness, market-competitiveness, and consistency with the university's overall strategic plans and objectives.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local governmental regulations and internal policies.  Represents the university to external stakeholders.     
  • Manages 2 FTE including an Assistant Director and HR Assistant.
  • Explains department programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Advises university leadership regarding human resource issues and keeps leadership informed on issues related to staff and faculty.   Serves as the senior HR advisor to provide critical support, coaching, and counseling to employees at all levels.
  • Serves as subject matter expert for the university in the area of human resources.  

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years’ previous experience in human resources managing a population of 400 or more employees and 5 years’ experience in a leadership role, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.  Professional certification and/or a master’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.  Ability to multi-task, work independently, and communicate with all levels of the organization is essential.  Must have excellent computer skills.  Previous experience in working with the ADP payroll system and/or Banner is also 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.

Student Accounts Analyst

Rockhurst University is currently seeking a Student Accounts Analyst to join our Student Accounts Office.  The Student Accounts Office is responsible for all of the checks and balances of approximately 3,000 student accounts.  This includes validity of charges for tuition, fees, room and board.  This office performs all computer transfers daily for online payments, lockbox payments and all end of the day balancing of AR receipts through Commerce Bank and Banner.  As well, Student Accounts provides all billings to third party vendors including veterans, vocational rehab, and company billings. 

Candidates for this position must provide excellent customer service to student, parents and other University departments with regard to understanding balances on individual student accounts.  This position must handle a variety of customer situations and disputes using tact, diplomacy and patience to respond to customers with questions or account disputes and work to positive resolution for all parties.  Candidates will work under some pressure during periods of very high volume of questions and calls.   

Specific requirements include:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in bookkeeping or accounting. 
  • Associates degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with internal and external customers, as well as an ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in the use of a computer and variety of related software including all Microsoft Office products is required.
  • Experience with BANNER 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.

Research Services Assistant - Greenlease Library

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.

Head Coach – Men’s Basketball

Rockhurst University, an NCAA Division II member institution and member of the Great lakes Valley Conference, is seeking applications for Head Men’s Basketball Coach. 

It is the responsibility of the Head Men’s Basketball Coach is to lead a successful NCAA Division II program while operating the program in a manner reflective of the university’s mission.  Excellence shall be attained through athletic success, academic achievement, service learning and leadership development.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Fielding a highly competitive program in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, the Midwest Region and nationally;
  • Recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes;
  • Coach and schedule games, practice and conditioning;
  • Professional development: NABC membership and meeting attendance;
  • Monitor and balance team budget;
  • Participate in fundraising activities for the Athletic Department;
  • Monitor student-athlete’s academic performance;
  • Maintain facilities and equipment;
  • Promote the mission of the Athletic Department and Rockhurst University;
  • Organize Service Learning opportunities for men’s basketball student-athletes;
  • Create an atmosphere of compliance according to the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the University, NCAA and Conference regulations governing intercollegiate athletics, and department operating procedures established by the Director of Athletics.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • 3+ years  coaching at the collegiate level or 5 years head coaching experience at the high school level;
  • Commitment to compliance and knowledge of NCAA rules;
  • Master’s Degree 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.