Support Staff Positions

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

ABOUT AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, residential university affiliated with the Lutheran Church. With 53 majors, 41 minors and 15 pre-professional programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degree and continuing education programs, the University is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study.

With more than 1,800 students from 30 states and 38 countries around the globe, Augustana has been ranked among the top baccalaureate institutions in the nation for our efforts to advance social mobility, research and service by Washington Monthly. We are pleased to be featured among "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes and to be named a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and a "Best Buy" by U.S. News & World Report.

We are proud to say that the average ACT of our entering class is 26, one of the highest averages of any college or university in the region. Nearly 90 percent of our students come from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Eleven percent are alumni legacies.

In September 2015 — 155 years after our founding — Augustana College became Augustana University, an illustration of our growing number of programs and centers for undergraduate and graduate students and in recognition of the physical growth happening on campus.

OUR LOCATION:

Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. With a metro population of nearly 250,000, Sioux Falls is a growing, vibrant, and diverse city that is home to major health care centers, Fortune 500 business, national retailers, spirited entrepreneurs, and dynamic options for arts and entertainment. Sioux Falls has been named the "Best Small City for Business and Careers" by Forbes and ranked one of the "Best Places to Live by CNN.

Augustana welcomes applications for the following Support Staff positions:

Title: Campus Safety Officer
Position Type: Part-Time
Department: Campus Safety

Augustana University is looking to fill the position of a part-time Campus Safety Officer. The schedule is Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight, averaging 20 hours per week.

Qualifications include a safety/security background, strong customer service skills, and an interest and ability to work with college students. 

Augustana University offers a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday pay along with tuition assistance. 

We will begin a review of applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an employment application and send it electronically to: humanresources@augie.edu.


Title: Custodian
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Buildings and Grounds

Augustana University is currently recruiting for full-time, night Custodian. The shift available is 6 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.

Position specifications include: Assure that daily cleaning schedules and procedures are followed closely, assure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times; vacuum, dust, and clean glass surfaces; clean public restrooms; clean laundries; clean theme houses; and pick up and deliver supplies and materials.

Additional areas of responsibility: Follow all established safety procedures and precautions; maintain Augustana in good repair, ensuring a safe, clean and orderly environment; keep work areas free of hazardous conditions (i.e., grease/oil spills, sawdust, excess supplies, etc.); assure that established Infection Control and Universal Precautions practices are followed when performing housekeeping procedures; use and handle chemicals, compounds, solvents, etc. According to OSHA established guidelines; follow established disaster safety policies and procedures; must possess the ability to make independent decisions, to follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism; must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, students, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public; must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of the housekeepers work areas; must have the ability to minimize waste of supplies, misuse of equipment, etc.; must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing housekeeping practices; must be able to effectively communicate in the English language; Housekeeping Department has several different shifts as Augustana University is a 24/7 campus.

The individual must possess, as minimum, a High School Diploma or GED Certificate. No previous experience required but prior background in related fields helpful, with proven history.

Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, tuition remission, vacation, sick time accrual and holiday pay.

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


Title: Toddler Head Teacher 
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Campus Learning Center

Augustana University is seeking an individual to fill the position of full-time Toddler Head Teacher at the Campus Learning Center. The schedule for this position is 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This is a twelve-month position with 40 hours a week expected. 

Responsibilities include: develop and implement an age-appropriate social and academic curriculum resulting in a positive and comfortable atmosphere for children from one to two years of age; communicate with clients (parents/guardians/children) in a professional, confidential, and friendly manner to result in the confidence that children will be safe, comfortable, and happy; responsible for record keeping - accurate and timely information about children, their care and safety; supervise student assistants to result in their understanding of confidentiality, operations, and services resulting in motivated and successful fulfillment of job responsibilities; supervise and/or conduct necessary maintenance and security related activities, thereby ensuring a safe and sanitary environment; maintain continuing education required by the State of South Dakota (20 hours/year); attend Campus Learning Center staff meetings; comply with Campus Learning Center policies and the personnel policies of Augustana University; the Campus Learning Center’s head teachers will assist with producing newsletters, purchasing, data management and supervision of other’s classroom(s) and staff as circumstances dictate for the good of the Center.

The successful candidate will have experience with early childhood development or in an elementary education environment. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study is preferred. Experience in a related childhood work setting and/or an associate’s degree in early childhood development is required. 

Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, a retirement plan and tuition remission.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are to complete an employment application and submit it electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. 


Title: Pre-School Assistant Teacher 
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Campus Learning Center

Augustana University is currently looking for an individual to fill the position of full-time Assistant Pre-School Teacher. This is a 12-month position with 40 hours a week expected, Monday through Friday. Twenty hours of training are required every year. Training opportunities are provided by the Director of the Campus Learning Center.

An assistant teacher implements curriculum and care of children ages one thru five as designated by the head teacher. An assistant communicates with children and families in a positive manner. The duties include greeting parents and children as they come in the door, writing down the time of arrival on the class list, and making sure that the parents sign out their children before they leave for the day. There are other record keeping duties which may include the weighing of food and serving the proper amount of breakfast, lunch or snack to the children, as well as recording which children ate each meal.

It is most important that the teachers and their assistants are positive role models for both the Augustana students and the young children at the center. An assistant will be responsible for assisting in the supervision of the Augustana student’s fulfillment of duties. 

This position requires a caring person who enjoys children and who is excited about learning. A high school diploma with experience in child care is required, and a degree in Elementary Education or Early Childhood is desired. 

Augustana University offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, a retirement plan and tuition remission.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are to complete an employment application and submit it electronically to humanresources@augie.edu. 


Title: Substitute Teacher 
Department: Campus Learning Center

The Augustana University 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.

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


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 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.