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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Chief Financial Officer

Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the 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.

The CFO reports directly to the President and serves on the President’s Cabinet and Senior Administrative team.  This position provides executive level vision, leadership, planning and direction for the business affairs of the University.  The CFO develops long-term cost effective financing strategies to fund the University programs and services; facilities expansion, operations and maintenance; and the operations and financial stability of subsidiary operations.  The CFO is responsible for directing the financial planning, implementation and administration of comprehensive policies and procedures necessary to monitor and maintain the financial stability of the University.  As such, the CFO regularly reports to the President, the Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees on the soundness of financial planning activities, financial conditions affecting the University’s financial performance and plans for responding to indications of financial problems.  Additionally, this position assists in the administration of a comprehensive information technology plan necessary to determine and meet the University’s diverse technology needs.  The CFO supervises all business office and related activities, including the controller/accounting functions, information technology/computer services, financial aid, student accounts/bursar, investment/endowment management, legal, and contractual relationships with third party vendors providing services to the University. 

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success with financial planning and analysis, budgeting, contract management, and investment/endowment management.   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 Cabinet.   Specific requirements include:

  • A minimum of seven years of relevant, increasing levels of experience and responsibility with financial management and leadership in a higher education or similarly complex, professional environment with a history of significant accomplishment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, economics, finance or related field required, Master’s degree and/or CPA strongly preferred.
  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking and analytical skills are required for this position, as are integrity and candor.
  • Hands-on experience with high level, multi-year financial modeling and analysis, supporting strategic plans with multiple interdependencies and competing priorities.

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.