Support Staff Positions

Support staff are employees of the College who are paid on an hourly basis, eligible for overtime pay, and whose duties are primarily non-managerial in nature.

Augustana welcomes applications for the following Support Staff positions:

Title: Acquisitions Assistant
Type: Full-time
Department: Mikkelsen Library

The Augustana College Mikkelsen Library is currently recruiting for a full-time Acquisitions Assistant. The schedule will be Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Primary responsibility for purchasing library materials and supplies; monitoring all library account activity; serving as liaison with Business Office for payment of invoices under the direction of the Assistant Director. Responsibility for searching OCLC bibliographic database and some copy cataloging. Assists in coordinating public library events. Serves as Supervisor on Duty with emphasis on patron assistance in Media Services.

A B. A. degree or equivalent experience is preferred along with previous library experience required, knowledge of computers essential; knowledge of OCLC preferred.

This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are to complete an employment application and submit it electronically to

Title: Donor Relations Coordinator
Type: Full-time
Department: Advancement

Augustana College invites applications for an exciting role within its Advancement Office. The Donor Relations Coordinator will help develop and oversee a robust stewardship program; will be responsible for managing the donor database and other office administrative tasks; and will serve as the first point of contact for visitors and callers seeking information from the Advancement Office.

From a stewardship perspective, this position works with the Vice President of Advancement and major gift team to ensure the successful operation of a comprehensive stewardship program to feature the announcement of, celebration for and recognition in honor of those who make gifts to the College. From a fundraising database perspective, this position demands an individual who can successfully multitask -- overseeing the elements of a stewardship program, managing updates to the database, while also providing the best first impression for Advancement Office guests, visitors and callers. This role is responsible for various administrative projects -- from answering the phone and greeting guests to database entry and data integrity management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage communications and event details for 400+ person annual scholarship luncheon celebrating scholarship donors and recipients
  • Create and manage scholarship and endowment reports, including annual correspondence from Advancement Office and student scholarship recipients
  • Assist the Vice President of Advancement and major gift officers as needed
  • Work with major gift officers to develop and implement stewardship strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with major donors
  • Organize a team effort to develop stewardship plans for donors at various recognition levels within the major gift program while implementing an annual donor recognition event
  • Write personal acknowledgment and stewardship letters for signature by executives, board members, and key volunteers such as Advancement Ambassadors
  • Collaborate with fundraising staff to develop acknowledgment and recognition procedures for major and leadership gifts that are consistent across audiences
  • Identify best practices at other organizations for stewardship planning and operation
  • Supply prospects for donor profiles
  • As needed, work with gift officers and alumni office to arrange cultivation events involving major donors; attend stewardship and cultivation events as needed
  • Work with the Communications team to ensure consistency among various stewardship materials
  • Collaborate to assist with annual Impact Report
  • Update database with new addresses and personal information about constituents
  • Generate donor profiles and donor lists from database
  • Manage key donor touches such as birthday, holiday, anniversary and congratulatory greetings
  • Manage office supplies
  • Coordinate donor mailings
  • Manage RSVP’s, send invitations, code and manage attendees/invitees, coordinate event debriefs
  • Assist with returned mail processing
  • Process invoices and accounts payable

Required Skills:

  • Excellent organization skills, detail oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated to implement new procedures and ideas
  • Strong customer service skills and an ability to work with a variety of personalities
  • Collegial, collaborative style
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple requests
  • Good decision-making skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, with mail merge experience

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Send an employment application along with a resume electronically to

Title: Substitute Teacher 
Department: Campus Learning Center

The Augustana College Campus Learning Center is currently recruiting for Substitute Head Teachers. These positions could occur in classrooms for children 1- to 3-year olds or in classrooms for 3- to 6-year-olds.

The Campus Learning Center is open from 7:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A teaching position could be for a five-hour or eight-hour shift, and could be for one day or several days in a row.

A Bachelor's Degree is preferred in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or Special Education.

Applications will be accepted until qualified candidates are identified. Interested applicants should complete an application and send it electronically to the address listed below.

Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana College

Email submissions are preferred.

Human Resources
Augustana College

2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and may be required to submit official transcripts upon employment.