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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Director, Campus Ministry

Rockhurst University is seeking a dynamic leader for the Director position in Campus Ministry.  The Director serves as the leader of the programs, services and events of Campus Ministry within the context of the University that is Catholic and Jesuit.  S/he works to foster the spiritual life of students from a variety of faith traditions by providing opportunities for religious celebration, faith formation, interfaith dialogue, prayer, pastoral counseling, service, and reflection.  This person must have a minimum of a master’s degree (ideally in divinity, theology, pastoral ministry, or related field) along with excellent knowledge and experience working with Roman Catholic liturgy, theology, church doctrines and teachings, Ignatian Spirituality/Discernment/Exercises, and ecumenical programming principles.

The Director of Campus Ministry must develop and manage important relationships within and outside the University community.  To include students, faculty, staff, alumni, the Jesuit community, the Office for Mission & Ministry, local parishes, the Archdiocese, the greater Kansas City Catholic and interfaith communities, and national networks such as AJCU.  This position is a full-time, 12-month position with evening and weekend responsibilities.  The Director of Campus Ministry reports to the Vice President for Student Development & Athletics.

Management responsibilities include:

  • Supervision of three employees, affiliated contract workers, volunteers, and work studies.
  • Managing budgets, satisfaction/learning/engagement assessment, and benchmarking.
  • Creation of all university Liturgies including music, prayer, worship aids, petitions, logistics, and other related environmental factors.
  • Directs University-wide communications related to Campus Ministry. 
  • Provides oversight and upkeep of Campus Ministry facilities including the Campus Ministry Center, Mabee Chapel, and residence hall chapels in coordination with Physical Plant and Residence Life.
  • Plans and orchestrates prayer services in collaboration with other internal departments and external organizations, including, but not limited to, student leader blessing, faculty prayer service, World Cultures Day prayer, Yom HaShoah, etc. 
  • Fosters growing opportunities for ecumenical and interfaith, catechetical, and discernment offerings and programming in collaboration with others. 
  • Provides support to student organizations where constitutionally responsible or engagement reflects the broader mission of Campus Ministry (i.e. Students for Life, UNITY, etc.)

Interested candidates should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references to 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 Compliance & Risk Management

The Director of Compliance & Risk Management will have strategic and administrative oversight for the university’s legal, risk management and compliance programs.

The Director will have primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the university's compliance and risk matters to ensure university compliance with all applicable governmental regulatory bodies. This position will work closely with a variety of departments across campus including, but not limited to, Finance, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Student Development, and Security.  The Director will also manage contract and affiliate agreements, and oversee liability insurance coverages for the university.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Title IX Coordinator for the university.  Develops, implements, and manages the university’s Title IX program, including policies, procedures, training programs, and risk assessment plans.
    • Coordinates and executes the university’s response and investigation of alleged violations of Title IX, including the implementation of formal and informal resolution procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements.
    • Meets with complainants to provide information regarding resources and reporting, and resolution options based on the nature of the complaint.
    • Oversees Title IX investigations, ensuring a prompt and equitable resolution of grievances.  Compiles and reviews records regarding complaints of sexual misconduct—including the number, nature, and disposition of complaints filed.
    • Develops and implements training programs that target a variety of campus populations including students, faculty, staff with responsibilities in resolving Title IX complaints, individuals with supervisory responsibilities, and individuals whose day-to-day responsibilities involve working closely with students. Training includes both educational and preventative programs. Implements a robust communication strategy (in-person, electronic, print, and web-based) regarding resources and educational materials.
    • Attends Title IX educational programs to ensure Rockhurst maintains compliance with current investigative, resolution, and reporting standards, and continuously identifies and integrates best practices as related to Title IX processes.
    • Assists with Title IX investigations and training at Research College of Nursing. 
    • Consults with legal counsel as necessary and appropriate.
  • Serves as Risk Officer for the university.  Identifies, evaluates, and analyzes risks inherent to the operations of the university.
    • Develops, implements, administers, and evaluates risk management strategies to efficiently and cost-effectively manage those risks.
    • Responsible for educating and advising faculty, staff and students to reduce or transfer risks.
    • Participates in forums, risk management educational programs and other educational opportunities to stay abreast of emerging issues affecting higher education risks.
    • Coordinates risk management efforts between all areas of the university by creating a Compliance & Risk Management Team (including, but not limited to, HEOA, SAVE Act, immunization and insurance requirements, biennial review, NCAA, ADA, international students, Code of Conduct and related student/student organization polices, transportation/travel, hazardous materials, OSHA, Clery Act, Campus Security Report, etc.).
    • Works with the Finance/Business Office to bid and award liability insurance products; negotiates with the awarded vendor to assure the best price/coverage for the university for both new and existing vendors.
    • Complies with all university audits as they relate to risk management/insurance.  Reviews the insurance section of university contracts; manages distribution of Certificates of Insurance to outside sources; keeps on file Certificates of Insurance from outside vendors providing contractual services to the university; reviews Certificates of Insurance provided to the university for rental of facilities.
    • Reviews security reports and forwards to the insurance company as soon as possible patterns observed in the reporting system; serves as first point of contact for insurance claims.
    • Verifies the compliance of recommendations provided to the university by Rockhurst’s insurance carrier’s loss specialist.
  • Serves as a resource to departments across campus to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws impacting Rockhurst.  Works closely with the Office for Institutional Effectiveness on compliance reporting.

 Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in related field; Juris Doctorate strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years of legal affairs, risk management, employment law, student development/affairs, and/or business experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Knowledge of Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA); Title IX certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requirements.
  • Knowledge of best practices as they relate to institutions of higher education compliance.
  • Knowledge of contract and compliance law.
  • Ability to advance multiple integrated administrative projects in collaboration with others.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an emphasis on training for a variety of constituencies;
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution.
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications through on-going training and professional development.
  • Ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment.

Interested candidates should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references to 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 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 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, 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  Questions or inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Laura Salem, chair of the search committee at

Rockhurst 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 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.