Administrative Positions

Employees whose work activities are substantially involved in the administration of the University, other than teaching, shall be designated as administrators by the President of the University.

CURRENT OPENINGS:


Job Title: Editorial Strategist

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Strategic Communications and Marketing

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Editorial Strategist.

Augustana is looking for an exceptional, creative editorial strategist to help our university achieve content marketing success. The editorial strategist will serve an important role as the head writer and editor of Augustana Magazine, will be the key feature writer for stories that appear on Augie.edu, serve as a copy editor for a variety of projects, and may provide writing and editing support for strategic university marketing materials. The editorial strategist will also advise campus constituents on how to create best-in-class content experiences for their audiences. This person may also support internal campus clients by project managing original content creation and licensed content curation.

The editorial strategist needs to demonstrate experience providing creative direction and collaborating with photographers, videographers, and graphic designers to help accurately portray and tell the university’s story.

Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of professional experience in higher education communications, writing/editing, journalism or a related area. Working knowledge of AP Style.

This experience must include the writing, editing, and production of materials such as magazines, feature stories, articles, brochures, etc. Preference will be given to applicants with prior higher education writing experience, demonstrated knowledge of communications planning and/or a demonstrated ability to develop original written content for a variety of audiences. The position requires the ability to independently synthesize information from technical and non-technical disciplines and strategically identify meaningful story angles for appropriate audiences, both internal and external.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure:
This position will remain open until filled. Send a letter of interest to Deanna Versteeg, Vice President for Human Resources, describing qualifications for the position, resume, three writing samples that best demonstrate your work and are applicable to this position, a completed Augustana University employment application, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals.


Job Title: Public Relations & Communications Strategist
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Strategic Communications & Marketing

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Public Relations & Communications Strategist.

The public relations strategist plays an integral role in the university's overall communications effort. The position’s primary focus is to promote the people and programs of Augustana – our research, student and faculty accomplishments, and our unique role in the higher education landscape – with media, stakeholders, and the internal campus community. The public relations strategist works closely with local, regional, specialty/trade, national and international news media on both proactive story pitching and responsive media relations. Working with the Vice President for Strategic Communications & Marketing, the public relations and communications strategist tells Augustana’s strategic stories and enhances the university’s image and reputation.

In addition to proactive pitching and outreach, the public relations and communications strategist is responsible for advising faculty, staff, administrators and peer communicators on media relations best practices; serving as a primary point of contact for incoming media inquiries related to university issues, events, and initiatives; and contributing news, feature, social media and related content. This person will also serve as a key member of the crisis communications team and will work closely with others in other university departments.

This person will also develop an internal communications strategy to keep the campus – its students, faculty, and staff – informed of university priorities, happenings, and events. This includes crafting campus news, emails, and digital communication in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of professional experience in higher education communications, public relations, journalism or a related area. Expertise with AP Style.

This experience must include the production of materials such as news releases, media advisories, feature stories, e-newsletters and fact sheets. Preference will be given to applicants with prior higher education public relations and media relations experience, well established contacts in the local, regional and national news media, demonstrated ability to develop stories for broadcast, print and social media, demonstrated knowledge of communications planning and/or a demonstrated ability to develop original written content for a variety of audiences. The position requires the ability to independently synthesize information from technical and non-technical disciplines and strategically identify meaningful story angles for appropriate audiences, both internal and external.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure:
This position will remain open until filled. Send a letter of interest to Deanna Versteeg, Vice President for Human Resources, describing qualifications for the position, resume, three writing samples that best demonstrate your work and are applicable to this position, a completed Augustana University employment application, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals.


Job Title: Director of Annual Giving

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Advancement

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Director of Annual Giving.

The Director of Annual Giving is the leader of all annual giving initiatives, playing a central role in the Office of Development at Augustana in consultation with the Assistant Vice President for Annual Giving and Alumni Relations.  The Director is responsible for the successful management of Augustana’s efforts to generate renewable gifts on an annual basis.  In addition, the individual maintains communication and coordination with all other annual giving programs, including but not limited to the Athletic annual giving, Library Associates, Center for Western Studies and the Friends of the Performing Visual Arts.  The selected candidate is responsible for developing and implementing annual giving strategies integrating direct mail, phone, web-based appeals and personal solicitations. The individual utilizes volunteer committees to assist with Augustana Fund strategy and goals.  The Director ensures that the Augustana Fund effort is successfully integrated with the work of major gift fundraising, alumni relations and institutional marketing, and employs best practices to create efficiencies and maximize opportunities for success.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience necessary. At least three years of experience in fundraising or process-driven sales/marketing/ membership programs. Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure:
This position will remain open until filled. Send a letter of interest to Deanna Versteeg, Vice President for Human Resources, describing qualifications for the position, resume, a completed Augustana University employment application, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals.


Job Title: Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Advancement

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts and Planned Giving.

The Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts and Planned Giving is responsible for providing results-driven leadership to increase immediate and long-term philanthropic support of Augustana University. The individual’s primary responsibilities will be to create and execute a major gift and planned giving strategic plan to achieve the philanthropic goals set forth by the University. The selected candidate will provide leadership in prospect development, portfolio management and creation of comprehensive capital campaigns. The Assistant Vice President will lead and supervise the team of major gift officers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward comprehensive gifts from donors. She/he will manage a portfolio of 150 prospects, to include alumni, parents and friends of the University who have been rated and can be solicited within a one-year timeframe. The individual will participate in making “comprehensive asks” of prospective donors, to include annual unrestricted support, as well as capital, endowment and planned gift support. The Assistant Vice President will work cooperatively with the Advancement leadership team to ensure coordination of all department initiatives. Travel regionally and throughout the United States is required, as well as occasional weekend and evening responsibilities.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience is required. A master’s degree in business, public administration, management or higher education management is preferred. At least three years of successful experience in fundraising experience including direct solicitation and successful closing of up to seven-figure gifts from individuals. Consideration will be given to solid experience in related field with transferable skills. Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure:
This position will remain open until filled. Send a letter of interest to Deanna Versteeg, Vice President for Human Resources, describing qualifications for the position, resume, a completed Augustana University employment application, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals.


Job Title: Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Academic Affairs

Augustana University is seeking an individual to fill the position of a full-time Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Academic Effectiveness.  The purpose of this position is to help gather and analyze internal and external data in order to inform institutional decision-making and strategic planning.  The Director is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating a range of data related to Augustana’s academic operations. 

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University, the Director will contribute to developing and maintaining a comprehensive institutional research and assessment program. The Director will partner with key administrative and academic units, including the Registrar’s office, the Student Success Center, and various standing academic committees.  

The successful candidate will be comfortable with data sets common to higher education as well as with various computer applications commonly employed to produce statistical reports that are easily-understood and that support a broad user-base. Accordingly, those applicants familiar with IPEDS Keyholder, National Student Clearinghouse Reporter, and dimensional modeling are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those with knowledge of survey design and statistical analysis software, such as SAS or SPSS.  

A Master’s degree in an analytical discipline such as mathematics, computer information systems, or a related field with an emphasis on quantitative research methods and statistics is required. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of working experience as a data and research analysist or comparable position; experience in higher education related to institutional research is preferred. Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an employment application, provide a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana University

Email: humanresources@augie.edu
Email submissions are preferred.

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Human Resources
Augustana University

2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547


Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.