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 Road
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 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local governmental regulations and internal policies.  Represents the university to external stakeholders.     
  • Manages 2 full-time HR Generalists.

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 apply by using the following on-line application link.  Please include the following in the application process: cover letter, resume and salary requirements. 

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

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

Clinical Supervisor - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Rockhurst University is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Clinical Supervisor.  This nine month (36 weeks) Clinical Supervisor position provides clinical supervision in the Master of Science program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Responsibilities:

  • Clinical supervision of graduate students at local clinical sites and on campus; the clinical supervisor must be on-site and present when graduate students treat and evaluate clients. 
  • Management of clinical and student records, understanding of HIPPA, FERPA and other state and federal regulations.
  • Management of on and off-campus clinical collaborations. 
  • Documentation of student hours, student evaluations, site visits, community screening program, management of collaborative programs, and assisting the Clinical Coordinator.
  • Service on departmental committees and admission events.
  • Other duties as assigned relating to clinical supervision.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
  • Eligibility for Missouri and Kansas State licensure in speech-language pathology.
  • At least 3-5 years clinical experience with a variety of pediatric and adult speech-language disorders.
  • Experience with clinical supervision of students.

Candidates must have strong written and oral presentation skills; strong organizational skills including the ability to independently prioritize multiple tasks and work independently; excellent ability to work with others including colleagues, staff, and students. Individuals must be able to supervise in multiple areas of clinical speech-language practice. Experience in the areas of articulation, child language, and pragmatic language are preferred.

Interested candidates apply by using the following on-line application link.  Please include the following in the application process: cover letter, curriculum vitae and salary requirements.  Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

 

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services

Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 undergraduate and graduate 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 them. Rockhurst University has been ranked among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, recent surveys show that Rockhurst students rank their educational satisfaction among the highest in the nation.

THE POSITION

The Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services (AVP), reporting to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, is an institutional leader and is an engaged member of the president’s Cabinet. As the senior enrollment leader, he or she will have specific responsibilities for leading, managing, and directing graduate and undergraduate student recruitment based on data analytics/business intelligence. The approach must be strategic and executed in a way that is fully integrated with student life, academic programs, finance, athletics, public relations and marketing, and institutional research.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership – The AVP will bring an effective and experienced body of knowledge to the position, with the unique opportunity to develop a strategic vision for the division and the university, consistent with the Jesuit tradition. The AVP will be able to build upon and manage a goals-oriented student recruitment organization and staff using strategies, training methodologies, tracking systems, themes, budgeting, and report monitoring. He/she will assure the strategic vision is understood by staff within the division and also by recruitment partners across campus—faculty, staff, coaches, alumni, students, and parents. As an experienced leader, the AVP will mentor and develop the division’s staff to maximize their talents and help the institution navigate the challenges of today’s competitive enrollment environment.

Innovation – In this challenging and competitive environment, coupled with perceived affordability issues among prospective families, the AVP must expand successful recruitment programming, eliminate underperforming strategies, develop new approaches, and maximize and mentor the talents of the staff to meet enrollment goals. Additionally, the AVP should be able to identify and advocate for added value program opportunities and revenue streams.  The AVP should be a rational risk-taker who inspires colleagues to exceed the expectations of prospective students and their families.

Quantitative – The AVP will select, engage, and manage a campus-wide data-based systems’ approach to student recruitment, and collaborate to create effective financial incentive strategies that support the fiscal stability of the institution while striving to enroll the most able, talented, and diverse student body.

Communication – The AVP will be a compelling spokesperson for Rockhurst University by emphasizing the value of a liberal arts education, in general, and Rockhurst’s mission as a Jesuit institution, in particular.   The AVP will assure the strategic vision for recruitment and enrollment is communicated clearly across campus, uniting the community in this important effort.

Supervisory Responsibility

Direct supervision of Director of Freshmen Admission, Director of Transfer Admission, Director of Graduate Admission in the Helzberg School of Management, Director of Graduate Admission in the College of Health and Human Services, and Director of Operations.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Master’s  degree is required, unless supplemented with a high level of relevant, executive management experience   
  • Knowledge of best practices in both Graduate and Undergraduate admissions and recruiting
  • Five plus years’ experience with increasing levels of responsibility in enrollment management, supporting a personalized student centered approach to recruitment enhanced by the best use of technology and social media to enhance efforts
  • Firm understanding of the private education marketplace and the challenges inherent in the higher education field
  • Record of success developing a strategy and driving its execution
  • Proven ability leading a team and being an effective team member
  • Proven ability setting goals, monitoring performance, and holding the team accountable for results
  • Three plus years’ supervisory experience with the proven ability motivating, influencing, and managing a diverse array of dedicated professionals, while emphasizing a high level of quality in all deliverables
  • Preferred record of success in recruitment, admissions and other enrollment activities
  • Understanding of current trends in enrollment management and the willingness to take appropriate risks in new programming and recruitment

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong understanding and commitment to the Jesuit mission
  • Visionary leadership that generates credibility, consensus and support from a wide range of constituencies including staff, faculty, senior administration, Board of Trustees and external stakeholders
  • Established, broad-based business acumen in the following areas: recruitment, enrollment, marketing, promotions, and financial and budget management
  • A strategic thinker and data-driven decision maker who can actively engage in Cabinet level discussions and decision making
  • Flexible, adaptable and innovative with an ability to envision strategic opportunities in a complex and dynamic environment
  • Confident while still very open to constructive suggestions
  • Exemplary communication skills (written, verbal, listening) with demonstrated presentation abilities
  • Dynamic, decisive, firm but fair manager who is noted for inclusiveness, consensus building, collaboration, facilitation and follow through
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with a high level of energy, a results-oriented personality, and the poise and maturity appropriate for a senior level administrator
  • An effective spokesperson, committed to promoting the value of a liberal arts educational core and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education
  • An engaging communicator to both students and families alike, mindful of quality and the best interests of the students

EFL Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Rockhurst University with its search for this important position. All calls, nominations, and inquiries should be made through the search firm.

Applications should include:

  • A letter of introduction outlining the applicant’s background, and qualifications for the position. (This letter should specifically address the leadership attributes and professional competencies for this position.)
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé.
  • Contact information (e-mail addresses are required) for five professional references, at least one of which is a person who has reported directly to you, a second who is a colleague, and a third who is an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly.
  • All documents should be submitted electronically in PDF format to: https://highereddecisions.com/efl/current_vacancies.asp
  • Committee will begin their review of all documents on May 13th.
  • Preferred start date is July 1, 2016

Confidential Inquiries and Nominations can be directed to: Ms. Jan M. Asnicar, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Higher Education Practice, EFL Associates, Office: 816.945.5406 Cell: 913.339.8928

jasnicar@eflassociates.com

www.eflaassociates.com/highered

 

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

Relief - Full Time Field Officer & Communications Dispatcher - Security Department

Rockhurst University Security Department has a full-time opening for a relief Security Field Officer / Communication Dispatcher.  Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, Missouri. It is a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

Rockhurst Security Personnel carry a Class A Private Security License and are classified as Patrol Agents under Title 17 and Chapter 84 of the Revised Statues of Missouri. This is defined as armed, uniformed, patrol, response to alarms, pedestrian checks on designated private property, investigation, assigned designated, protects persons/property. 

The Field Officers (Patrol Agents) 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. 

The Communications 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, 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.  Candidates 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, physical examination, drug test, physical abilities test, and an interview board.  Candidates must also be able to qualify for an armed private officer’s license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually thereafter.  Field Officers 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 applicant must have, or be able to obtain, a Class E driver’s license if they have a Missouri driver’s license.   

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 and dispatchers when need dictates.  Public safety and security experience is desirable but will train.

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 - 6 credit hour limit per sem.
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays

Interested candidates should apply by using the following on-line application link.  The application process will require you to provide cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references.  Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

Communication Dispatcher - Security Department

Rockhurst University Security Department has a full time opening for a Communications Dispatcher.  Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, Missouri.  It is a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.  We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

Rockhurst Security Personnel carry a Class A Private Security License and are classified as Patrol Agents under Title 17 and Chapter 84 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.  Rockhurst Communications Dispatchers are unarmed.

The Communications 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, 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.  Candidates 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 examination, and an interview board.  Candidates must also be able to qualify for a private, unarmed license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually thereafter.     

This 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 and dispatchers when need dictates.  Public Safety and Security experience is desirable but will train.

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 – 6 credit hours per sem.
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays

Interested candidates should apply by using the following on-line application link.  The application process will require you to provide cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references. 

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

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions