Administrative Positions

We continue to evaluate our current situation as it relates to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Because of this disruption, we must make adjustments to all hiring processes at Augustana. As a result, we have put a temporary hold on some of the positions listed. We will pause for 30 days upon which we will re-evaluate and determine if the process will be delayed further. We will continue to accept application materials during this time and keep you informed on the status as the weeks unfold. Thank you. (July 1st, 2020)

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.


Position Title: Associate Director of Admission Data and Technology

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Enterprise Data Analytics 

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Associate Director of Admission Data and Technology in our Enterprise Data Analytics Department. This position will work under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Data Analytics.

The Associate Director of Admission Data and Technology provides leadership in the utilization of business intelligence, data analytics, and information systems to support the development and implementation of student recruitment plans. The position manages the admission Client Relationship Management system (CRM) and its integration with the Student Information System (SIS) for recruitment and admission. It oversees CRM strategies and manages queries used to create and coordinate communication with targeted student populations. It is responsible for assisting the enrollment team in developing and implementing data-driven plans and initiatives to recruit a diverse student population and analyzes and reports on data relevant to the enrollment enterprise, including data from the admission CRM, student information systems, and third-party data. This position contributes to Augustana University’s success through collaboration with athletics, marketing and communications, financial aid, registrar, and information technology.

The duties, competencies, and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Act as chief architect and champion of the CRM, working in close collaboration with the enrollment team and technology professionals to develop structure and business processes, as well as building, developing and managing all aspects of the enterprise CRM.
  • Train admission team on effective utilization of the CRM
  • Contribute to the successful accomplishment of the university’s enrollment objectives by working with the enrollment team to develop and implement a comprehensive student recruitment plan which includes, but is not limited to: effective and efficient processing of prospect and applicant data, managing best practices for data and technology, and contributing to the goal of exceptional customer service.
  • Enable strategic, data-informed decision making about admission and recruitment by analyzing and reporting on relevant data.
  • Effectively communicate data findings to stakeholders in the Office of Admissions and other university departments as appropriate.
  • Configure and customize CRM to maximize its full potential, including development of: event management, outreach efforts, web tracking, prospect management, data integrity, analysis and reporting.
  • Collaborate with staff and faculty tasked with outreach to prospective and continuing students at the college or program level and provide group and individual training.
  • Review and confirm campaigns and events with strict adherence to required timelines.
  • Understand the data stored in the student information systems database tables as well as collaborate and innovate with campus technology professionals to solve problems with technology and ensure the integrity of data.
  • Contribute to the development of queries for the implementation of a communication plan driven by a CRM and serve as part of the team that assesses, maintains, and conducts an annual review of application and communication tools.
  • Represent the Office of Admissions by serving on various university committees and attending appropriate conferences.
  • Remain competent and current by completing self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as available.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Preferred three years of experience with higher education technology platforms and prior experience in and knowledge of the admissions recruitment process

What can you bring to the table?

  • Your excellent and tactful communication skills along with your high attention to detail.
  • Your commitment and ability to collaborate with diverse groups with strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and high-level management.
  • Your high energy, self-starter attitude and strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Your general understanding of databases and queries.
  • Your expertise in Customer Relationship Management system and Student Information System (SIS) proficiency.
  • Your data analysis experience, data reporting, visualization experience, and working knowledge of statistics or econometrics.

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.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.  Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University employment application, provide a cover letter, statement of diversity, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: Official website:

Position Title: Campus Pastor

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Campus Ministry

Augustana University (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Campus Pastor. 

The Campus Pastor serves the entire university community (students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees) by providing worship leadership, pastoral care and support, and coordination of programmatic ministries. The Campus Pastor grounds the university’s mission to “integrate faith with learning and service.” As an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), campus values and practices are rooted in theological concepts such as grace, humility, freedom, mystery, and vocation as service to the neighbor.

Qualified applicants must be ordained individuals, rostered and in good standing with the ELCA, and should have at least 3-5 years of ministry experience. A thorough understanding of Lutheran theology and imagination for integrating faith with learning is imperative. The ability to interact with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view, and having a deep appreciation and respect for academic values and culture must be evident and/or significant for the candidate. 

Ideal candidates will be creative and collaborative, curious learners and patient listeners. Exceptional communication and preaching skills are required. Experience in working with youth and young adults is preferred, as is a sense of humor and joyful spirit.

Rooted in the Lutheran tradition, Augustana Campus Ministry welcomes ecumenical and interfaith voices as essential partners in fostering spiritual maturity and religious literacy. This position serves as the steward of interfaith programming on campus, therefore, the Campus Pastor should have a basic understanding of other religious and non-religious traditions and be willing to offer support to non-Christian persons and groups as well. The Augustana University Student Congregation is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, believing that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities have a place at the table of God. Campus Ministry also welcomes people of all ages, races, colors, creeds, ethnic backgrounds and levels of ability to participate fully in its worship services, programs and activities. Central to this welcome is the Campus Pastor’s ability to articulate how and why justice for systemically non-dominant persons is faithfully grounded in Christian theology.

Consistent with the university’s core values and guided by our Lutheran identity as expressed in Rooted & Open: The Common Calling of NECU, diversity, equity and inclusion are deepening commitments of the Augustana community. Varied life experiences and ideological perspectives among students and others on campus make conversations around these commitments both challenging and rewarding. Candidates for the Campus Pastor position must be culturally and interpersonally agile, should lead with a posture of listening to understand, be ready and eager to serve the evolving needs of students and staff, and seek to build community across differences. 

Augustana University is an institution ready and enthusiastic to welcome, love and support a new Campus Pastor. Robust worship attendance, faithful faculty, staff, and students, and openness to new ideas are qualities of the community that make it an energizing place to serve. Campus Ministry at Augustana has a strong, healthy reputation. Many students eagerly apply each year to serve on the Chapel leadership staff. The most recent Administrative Campus Pastor retired after enjoying an eighteen-year tenure. The current Campus Pastor has served Augustana for eight years and looks forward to continuing a collaborative relationship with a new colleague. The university is led by a President whose leadership is strategic and visionary and understands the important role of the Campus Pastor in undergirding the mission and values of the institution. Augustana University is situated in the growing and vibrant city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a place that consistently surprises and delights. 

This position is an 11-month appointment (August - June). Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, the university will offer continuation of appointments for the next fiscal year for administrative roles.

Application Procedure: Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Interested applicants are asked to complete an Augustana University employment application and to provide a cover letter and statement of diversity. These application materials are to be sent electronically Interested applicants also are asked to complete a Rostered Minister Profile and submit it to the Office of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA.

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Position Title: Residence Hall Director

Position Type: Full-Time

Department: Student Affairs

General Description

Residence Hall Directors serve as members of the Residential Education team within the Center for Campus Life, providing leadership and support to a dedicated, creative, and dynamic staff with responsibility for leading a comprehensive student life program. They provide ongoing support and supervision to students and staff; participate in social and educational program development; support the University’s mission, vision, and core values; and collaborate with other departments and divisions to provide excellent service.
Hall Directors positions are 12-month, full-time, live-in positions within the Center for Campus Life.
Residence Hall Director for Residential Education will be responsible for the supervision of two residence halls, grouped together for staffing and programmatic needs. Blocks house 250 to 450 students, depending on location and provide opportunities to work with students in themed communities specific to service, vocation and faith, flexible housing, and first-year students.

·       Directly supervise a staff of 10-15 undergraduate students.

·       Residence Hall Administration and Management

·       Manage two co-ed residence halls of 50 to 250 students each;

·       Select, train, supervise, and evaluate student staff;

·       Facilitate building management, to include administration of check-in and checkout processes, communication of facility needs, room changes, roommate mediation, and key administration;

·       Provide direction to student staff in the development and implementation of programming designed to foster academic success, career exploration, wellness, diversity, community service, community building and development, and leadership development;

·       Be visible and available to students and staff;

·       Serve as a conduct officer for incidents that occur in university housing facilities;

·       Oversee programming and manage budget;

·       Maintain office hours for residence hall and Campus Life offices;

·       Serve as a source of support and intervention for students experiencing personal and interpersonal difficulties.

Crisis Management

·       Serve as on-scene response for the larger Residential Education program on-call rotation;

·       Assess student needs and make referrals to appropriate offices and services.

·       Departmental Support

·       Assist and support Residence Life staff in achieving the goals of the department;

·       Represent the Center for Campus Life at university functions, programs, activities, and events;

·       Serve as a member of University committees as assigned;

·       Collaborate on the development of department-wide assessment plans;

·       Manage summer projects, such as summer housing, camps, and conferences;

·       Availability for some additional evening, weekend, and holiday needs;

·       Other duties as assigned.

Master’s degree preferred. Successful candidates will possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of student development, its application within a residential environment, and a demonstrated ability to encourage and support diversity and inclusion.
The successful candidate will also possess the following:

·       Ability to articulate the value of a residential experience to students, staff, faculty, and parents;

·       Ability to create conditions that are accepting of differences regardless of gender, race, religion, abilities, class, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and political affiliation;

·       Experience with crisis intervention and conflict management;

·       Practical knowledge of program evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes;

·       Ability to effectively communicate using oral, written, and electronic communication;

·       Other duties as assigned.

Application Procedure
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 evident and/or significant for the candidate.
To apply, provide a cover letter that speaks to these values, a resume and names and contact information for three current references. Please forward this information electronically to: Positions will remain open until filled.
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.

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for Football

Position Type: Part-Time

Department: Athletics

Augustana University (D-II – SD - NSIC): Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, SD, has an immediate opening for an offensive graduate assistant. Previous experience coaching an offensive position is preferred (QB/WR).  The position includes tuition, a $6,000 stipend and limited meal plan. The successful applicant must have a college degree and 3.0 gpa.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and applicants are encouraged to send materials in a timely manner as the position will begin upon the acceptance of appointment. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.  Please email cover letter, resume, references, and a statement of diversity to Offensive Coordinator, James Schrenk at

Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana University

Email submissions are preferred.

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.