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 Analyst - Finance Department

Rockhurst University is currently seeking a Financial Analyst to join our Finance Office. 

The Finance Office is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, accounts payable and payroll administration. The Financial Analyst is responsible for ensuring that the University’s general ledger and financial records are maintained in accordance with U.S. GAAP by correctly recording, verifying and entering transactions, and by analyzing general ledger account balances at the end of each period. This position also assists with the maintenance and development of the University’s operating budget, provides financial support to departments throughout the University and assists in preparation for annual financial statement audits.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in month/year-end closing process
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Record daily Advancement and Student Accounts deposits
  • Analyze account fluctuations and prepare variance explanations
  • Provide financial support to University departments through ad hoc reporting
  • Cash handling for non-student payments
  • Assist external auditors with year-end audits
  • Input payroll changes and additions into ADP
  • Back up the Payroll Coordinator in performing payroll administration
  • Perform special projects or duties as assigned

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success with general ledger and financial records, operating budgets, and financial planning and analysis.   Specific requirements include:

  • A minimum of five years of relevant, increasing levels of experience and responsibility with financial management and accounting in a professional environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, economics, finance or related field required.  CPA and public accounting experience strongly preferred.
  • Superior Excel skills along with proficiency in all Microsoft office products is required.
  • Excellent analytical skills are required for this position, as are an ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • 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.

HVAC Engineer - Physical Plant Department

Rockhurst University has an exciting opportunity for a HVAC Engineer to join our Physical Plant team. 

The HVAC Engineer is responsible for the overall maintenance of all mechanical, heating and cooling systems under the general supervision of the Director of Maintenance. 

This position will have primary responsibility to inspect and ensure the proper operation of all major heating & cooling systems campus wide.  The HVAC Engineer also assists in the maintenance and expansion of our building automation systems and campus energy management.  In addition, the HVAC Engineer is responsible for maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies and other materials as required for efficient HVAC operation.  This position also assists the Director of Maintenance in the oversight of outside HVAC contractual services.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success with mechanical HVAC.  Specific requirements include:

  • A minimum of three to five (3-5) years of relevant, increasing levels of experience and responsibility related to mechanical HVAC.  
  • Experience in a multi-building and multi-system environment is preferred. 
  • Experience in a school or higher education environment is helpful. 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, organization skills, and time management are essential qualities for this position.
  • Relevant certifications, including HVAC certification, trade school certification, or EPA certification, are preferred for this position.

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.

Discovery Services Assistant - Greenlease Library

Rockhurst University seeks a Discovery Services Assistant for the Greenlease Library who will demonstrate support of the University’s Jesuit mission and values.   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. 

The position is responsible for modifying and creating exceptional bibliographic records to make content in all formats accessible and discoverable. Responsibilities require consistent decisions when interpreting cataloging rules regarding bibliographic and authority records, mastery in the use of cataloging tools, and application of local policies.  The successful applicant will also assist in the development of policies and procedures in the department, which includes teamwork in problem solving, planning, executing solutions, and evaluating results. 

The position involves responsibility for performing a wide range of para-professional cataloging and collection maintenance tasks and assigned special projects, which may include growth in the area of digitization, based on the Content Management and Discovery Services department’s needs.

Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited higher education institution
  • General familiarity with library data standards, including RDA, AACR2,  MARC, and LC Classification
  • Computer skills necessary to effectively utilize word processing, spreadsheet, ILS and database software applications
  • Demonstrated aptitude for detailed and precise work
  • Use of effective and proactive verbal and written communication
  • Ability to effectively select, train and supervise student assistants

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of cataloging tools and the ability to keep abreast of changes in cataloging rules and advances in technology.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the principles, methods and practices of library operation
  • Self-motivation to organize, prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities
  • Ability to implement new technologies to enhance services and content

This position reports to the Content Management and Discovery Services Librarian and works closely with the Content Services Librarian. This is a full-time, non-exempt position (37.5 - 40 hours/week) and the pay range is $30,000 - $35,000 plus benefits.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, 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 Advising, Graduate Business and Certificate Programs

Helzberg School of Management

The Director of Advising provides advising support to all evening MBA, MA, and graduate certificate students.  He/she will conduct the initial orientation appointment with entering students and assist current students.  This position ensures that all graduate students are admitted in accordance with the Helzberg School and RU admissions criteria.  The Director of Advising must provide administrative support for evening MBA, MA and certificate program requirements and other areas as specified by the Associate Dean and Program Director. 

Incumbent maintains The Helzberg School’s copies of student files, conducts degree audits, and coordinates with the office of the registrar. In coordination with the dean and graduate business programs director, establishes and maintains recruiting relationships with several area feeder colleges and universities.  Incumbent updates the Helzberg School’s contribution margin data and spreadsheets and sits on the Helzberg School’s Graduate Business Programs Curriculum Committee.

This position requires a Master’s degree (MBA from an AACSB Accredited Program preferred).  3 to 5 years of experience is required, preferably in a higher education environment.  Incumbent must be able to work at least two evenings per week until 6 pm, and until 5:30 pm the rest of the work week.  In addition, the position requires the ability to work up to 10 hour days, four days per week, for a two week period during fall and spring enrollment/registration periods (typically mid-October and mid-March).  The position also requires occasional work on Saturdays for graduate business information sessions and MBA Compass orientations.  The salary range for this position is $38,000 - $41,000 based on experience.

Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and list of professional references to Rockhurst University, Human Resources Department, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110 or send electronically to HR@rockhurst.edu

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

Regional Gift Officer – University Advancement

Rockhurst University currently has an opportunity for a Regional Gift Officer.  Reporting to the Director of Major Giving, this position is responsible for engaging a portfolio of approximately 150 individuals in the St. Louis area and soliciting gifts of $2,500 or more in support of Rockhurst University. The Regional Gift Officer helps identify prospects, cultivates potential donors, designs and develops solicitation strategies, identifies gift opportunities that match donors' interest, personally solicits gifts, and continually stewards donors. 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and 3+ years fundraising or transferable experience, excellent communication and social skills, willingness to travel, and solid computer skills in Microsoft Office products.  A Rockhurst University or Jesuit college/university degree is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have an appreciation of and commitment to the Jesuit mission, values, and goals of the University. An understanding of the St. Louis civic and business community is highly desirable.

Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and list of professional references to Rockhurst University, Human Resources Department, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO  64110 or send electronically to HR@rockhurst.edu

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

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Rockhurst University is a 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 of focus on individual dignity runs through the curriculum, which is based on the seven classical modes of inquiry: artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, theological, scientific relational and scientific causal. 

The search committee invites applications for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The College has approximately 70 full time faculty in 13 academic departments. The Dean will play a key role in continuing the 450 year commitment of the Jesuit order to the highest standards of education.  In that light, the Dean will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College.  The Dean is responsible for resource and budget allocation, promotion and tenure recommendations, program development, implementation of the university strategic plan, and assessment activities.  The Dean also serves as the College’s principal representative to both internal and external constituents.

The ideal candidate will bring vision, creativity, a deep understanding of the liberal arts, and a vibrant leadership style to the College. The candidate must also have a terminal degree in a discipline within the college, significant teaching experience, a distinguished record of achievement as a teacher-scholar, a record of leadership experience, and be eligible for the rank of full professor.  The Dean must understand and support the needs of a diverse collection of departments and faculty, including not only the traditional areas in Arts and Sciences, but also the importance of inter-/cross-disciplinary curricular offerings. Other functions include duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). The Dean reports directly to the VPAA.

Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest and a current CV.  Applications will be reviewed continuously until an appointment has been made but for fullest consideration materials should be electronically submitted by December 1, 2014 to kyra.pinon@rockhurst.edu.  Questions or inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Laura Salem, chair of the search committee at laura.salem@rockhurst.edu.

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

Field Officer - Security Department

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 - Security Department

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.