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 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Student Affairs

Augustana University invites applications for the position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This appointment is a full-time twelve-month position that reports to the Dean of Students.

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will lead the implementation of the university's diversity and inclusion strategic plan and ensure alignment with the university's overall strategic direction, provide guidance, support, and engage faculty, students, and staff on how to build, sustain, and strengthen a teaching and learning community that values social justice, diversity, integration, and cultural humility. The position engages Augustana students, faculty, and staff on topics related to diversity to provide an education of enduring worth that challenges the intellect, fosters integrity and integrates faith with learning and service in a diverse world. The Director will develop integrative partnerships with academic and administrative units, co-curricular departments, student engagement and leadership, and related community organizations, to coordinate and expand institutional educational and awareness programs and support.

Qualifications:                                                                                                       

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Student Affairs, higher education administration, counseling, or other related field is required, master's degree preferred. Five years of experience in higher education or corporate sector is preferred along with diversity and inclusion in student or academic affairs administration. It is necessary for the individual to have four years of professional experience working with diversity/inclusion programming, cultural or identity-based student organization advising, equal opportunity, and directly related experience; demonstrated track record working on diversity and inclusion in organizations; preferably organizations with a global/distributed reach.

Application Procedure:

Review of applications will begin October 12, 2018. 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. Augustana values diversity and inclusivity, and it is essential aspects of the culture and ethos of the University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideas.


Job Title: Career and Academic Planning Specialist
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Student Success Center

Augustana University invites application for the position of a full-time Career and Academic Planning Specialist (CAP).

Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Student Success Center and in ongoing collaboration with faculty, CAP Specialists empower students to achieve their academic and career goals. From the point of entry to graduation and beyond, the successful candidate designs services that maximize students’ acclimation to college, participation in applied learning, persistence to graduation, and career outcomes as alumni. CAP Specialists work within the hours of operation of the Success Center (i.e., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). Occasionally throughout the academic year, Specialists host events during the evening or participate in recruitment events during weekends.

The CAP Specialist is responsible for providing comprehensive support for students enrolled in the following programs: Math, Nursing, Physics, American Studies, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Pre-law

Career Engagement

  • Engage in active outreach to organizations that offer experiential learning and employment opportunities for students enrolled in the respective academic programs.
  • Educate students on job and internship search strategies, including resume writing, interviewing, and networking.
  • Connect students with and track students’ participation in academically relevant applied learning experiences.
  • Manage aspects of on-campus recruitment related to one’s respective academic programs.
  • Follow-up with graduates to track their destinations for the annual career outcomes report.
  • Locate alumni panelists for one’s respective programs.

Academic Planning

  • Engage in active outreach and provide strategic support to students who experience academic difficulty.
  • Support and monitor the academic progress of provisionally admitted students or individuals on academic warning or probation.
  • Follow up with individuals not yet registered, students who have not yet applied for graduation, or students who need to make immediate changes to their schedule to satisfy graduation requirements.
  • Pre-register incoming freshmen prior to New Student Registration. Develop and individually discuss class schedules with new students who are unable to visit campus during the summer.
  • Verify and communicate necessary updates to degree audit reports to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Conduct exit interviews of students who withdraw from the institution.
  • Host academic planner lab to prepare first-year students to meet with their academic advisors.

In addition to these support services, the CAP Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage the social media accounts of the Success Center and implement other marketing strategies that increase students’ use of office resources.
  • Assign advisors and communicate changes to faculty.
  • Plan the Majors & Minors Fair and Welcome Week advising sessions; coordinate academic planner labs; assess Labor Day plenaries; and assist with graduation.
  • Author online educational materials and plan tailored programming to advance the success of students.
  • Serve on diverse campus committees and represent the department at Admission events.

Qualifications

The selected candidate will possess a Master's degree, which qualifies them to instruct courses and satisfy accreditation requirements, as well as demonstrate a desire to work in a private, church-related environment. Other qualifications include:

  • outstanding helping skills and cultural awareness with an ability to navigate diverse students’ needs;
  • familiarity with emerging student success theories, best practices, exemplary models, and current trends;
  • excellent written, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • familiarity with technology, especially Microsoft Office, application tracking systems, social media job search platforms, and retention software;
  • demonstrated ability to market events, work in a team, and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • self-starter with a commitment to detailed record-keeping and documentation;
  • a desire to contribute to a supportive work environment where new ideas are solicited, evaluated, implemented, and assessed; and
  • an ability to role model professionalism and willingness to work some nights.

Preference will be given to individuals who have worked in higher education in the past, particularly in an academic support and career services role, and earned an advanced degree in counseling, teaching, administration, or higher education. 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 selected 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. Augustana values diversity and inclusivity, and it is essential aspects of the culture and ethos of the University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideas.


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 of Institutional Research and Assessment
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.