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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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.

Operations Secretary

Departments of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

The Departments of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy is seeking an Operations Secretary.  This individual is supervised by the Chairs of the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments and is primarily responsible for managing all facets of PT and OT operations.  These include reconciling budgets for both departments with Argos and Quicken software utilized by the department, preparing purchase requisitions, and purchasing office supplies, equipment and scheduling maintenance of equipment.  During times of accreditation, this person is responsible for attaching all required documentation to the portal site, scheduling of meetings with all requested parties, reserving rooms, compiling all required onsite materials, and arranging travel, room and board, and other food arrangements for the site team.

This person also performs office duties for all PT and OT faculty, including taking minutes at both PT and OT faculty meetings as well as PT Program Effectiveness Committee.   This person also supervises the hiring of all work study students utilized by the department.  The Operations Secretary is the contact person for all students once they enter into the professional component of the program.  This includes managing all student files and databases, GPA grade sheets, social media, and google sites for all PT and OT students.  Lastly, this person is assigned to assist the OT Fieldwork Coordinator one day/week.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Assistant Director of Student Life – Student Development

Student Development is seeking a motivated higher education professional committed to student learning and development to fill this position.  The incumbent will:

  • provide advice and guidance for fraternity and sorority community and programs;   
  • advise and provide guidance for Social Activities Board and traditional late night and evening programs;  
  • plan various events including Homecoming and Family and Alumni Weekend;   
  • coordinate alcohol education and health and wellness programming;    
  • assist in departmental functions as needed including leadership programming, large scale University activities and other duties as assigned. 

Frequent evening and weekend work is required.  This 11 month position will offer a competitive salary. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled, priority review begins September 19, 2014. Position is available immediately. A Masters’ degree in Student Affairs or Higher Education is preferred.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three job-related references to or mail information to Human Resources, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.  Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.


Gift Officer – University Advancement

Rockhurst University currently has an opportunity for a Gift Officer.  Reporting to the Director of Major Giving, this position is responsible for engaging a portfolio of approximately 150 individuals and soliciting gifts of $10,000 or more in support of Rockhurst University. This position also manages planned giving communications and writes articles for planned giving newsletters. The 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 5+ 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 Kansas City 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

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

Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian

Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian for the Greenlease Library of Rockhurst University. 

This position reports to the Library Director and is responsible for the planning, coordination, and administration of the Research, Learning, Access, and Assessment Services department.  This position manages direct reports which includes a full-time librarian and four part-time staff.  Essential functions include:  coordination of the Research Services and user experience initiatives; coordination of Learning Services instructional design and information literacy instruction for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff, and the wider Rockhurst community; guidance of the Access and Learning Services Librarian in continuous improvement in Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan Services and management of student assistants in those areas. In collaboration with the Library Director, this position helps identify, define, and develop appropriate assessment approaches, measures, and techniques, including cross-campus partnerships in areas such as assessment of student learning initiatives, institutional repository creation, accreditation related activities, or scholarly communication projects.  This position consults with the Content Management and Discovery Services Librarian in regards to workflow which affects staff in the Content Management and Discovery Services department. This position has liaison responsibilities to academic departments to facilitate collection development.  Service on university committees and in regional, state or national professional associations is expected.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success and progressively responsible experience in the following areas: public services areas of an academic library, supervisory experience with professional and paraprofessional library staff; incorporation of technologies such as an integrated library system, databases, virtual reference services, web editing software, collaborative software, cloud technology and Microsoft Office applications such as Excel into routine operations of the department.

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 along with a collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this position.   Specific requirements include:

  • Master's of Library Science or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited university or college
  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking and analytical skills are required for this position, as are integrity and candor.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience
  • Demonstrated initiative and project management skills

Interested candidates should send cover letter, 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.

Communication Dispatcher

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.