Human Resources


The Human Resources Office is responsible for employee benefits, employment files, and employee policies. 

As a member of the Central Midwest HERC, we seek to recruit and retain a diverse, talented workforce.

All faculty and staff are bound by the University's Human Rights Policy.

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Why Work at St. Ambrose University?

Great Benefits, Thriving Community, Diverse Workforce

Be a part of a thriving University campus in Davenport, Iowa, where more than 3,200 students earn their bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree.

An exceptional place to work, offering an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive health insurance plan, up to 7% matched retirement, life insurance, tuition remission, wellness incentive program, generous paid time off, and more. The University's core values include catholicity, integrity, liberal arts, lifelong learning, and diversity. St. Ambrose University is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), offering a diverse workforce.

Located along the banks of the Mississippi River, Davenport is a vibrant and progressive community with more than 100,000 residents. It is the regional epicenter of the metropolitan Quad Cities (pop. 380,000) – which is comprised of three other cities: Moline and East Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa – and the third largest city in the State of Iowa (which was named the #1 most livable state in 2018 by U.S. News and World Report).

Davenport offers some of the nation's best schools, friendliest neighborhoods, highest quality public services, and a distinguished reputation for the arts, entertainment and especially music. Davenport, "Where the Mississippi Celebrates," is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.


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Faculty and Staff Handbooks

Providing general guidance concerning the university's employment policies, work rules, and employee benefits.

Universal Handbook – for Faculty and Staff (pdf)

Staff Handbook (pdf)

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Statement of Nondiscrimination

The University is committed to providing a work and educational environment that is free from discrimination. The University adheres to all applicable federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education.

The University administers its educational programs under its policy that all admissions criteria, services, programs, housing decisions, and employment decisions are determined and maintained on a basis that does not discriminate against any employee (as used herein "employee" includes all faculty, administrative, and staff employees), applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, military or veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. The University reserves the right to impose qualifications based on religion if a bona fide occupational qualification is reasonably necessary for the operation of the University.

Any person having inquiries concerning the St. Ambrose University application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments*, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and all other applicable federal, state and local laws should contact one of the following:

Kevin Carlson
Title IX Coordinator
Director of University Compliance
518 West Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803
563-333-6070

Deputy Coordinators

1) Student Issues. Report to Christopher Waugh, Dean of Students, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa 52803, 563-333-6259.
2) University Faculty and Staff Issues. Report to Audrey Blair, Director of Human Resources, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa 52803, 563-333-6191.
3) Athletics Issues. Report to Mike Holmes, Director of Athletics, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa 52803, 563-333-6233.
4) ADA/504/Student Disability Issues. Report to Ryan Saddler, Director of Accessibility Resource Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa 52803, 563-333-6275.

In addition, Inquiries may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Fax: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
OCR@ed.gov
http://www.ed.gov/ocr

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Contact: http://www.eeoc.gov/contact

*Title IX prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in all education programs and activities. For more information please visit app.lekeu.net/compliance.

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Drug-Free Workplace

Policy on an Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace

The purpose of this policy is to work toward the prevention of substance abuse in the University community. The use of illicit drugs is prohibited by this policy. All employees are required to obey all state, federal and local laws and regulations regarding the prohibition of illicit drugs and the rules regarding use of alcohol on campus, on University property, or as part of any University sponsored events. A University sponsored event for purposes of this policy is an event that is directly organized and/or sponsored by the University.... Employees who violate state, federal or local drug or alcohol laws are subject to criminal prosecution; and employees who violate University policies are subject to institutional sanctions up to and including termination of employment. In addition, improper use or abuse of prescription drugs or alcohol can seriously injure the health of employees, impair the performance of their responsibilities and endanger the safety and well-being of fellow employees, students and members of the general public.

University employees must fully comply with all laws of the State of Iowa, including those regarding the possession and consumption of alcohol on University property and as part of a University sponsored event.

The following are specific provisions: no one may dispense or give alcohol to a person under the age of 21 or to anyone visibly intoxicated; no one may permit the possession or consumption of alcohol by a person under the age of 21 or by anyone visibly intoxicated; and no one under the age of 18 may dispense alcoholic beverages.

Employees over the age of 21 may consume alcoholic beverages (in compliance with Iowa law) at certain official University functions on University property or part of a University sponsored event, only where authorized by University officials.

Consumption of alcohol, intoxication, or the misuse of alcohol while on the job is prohibited.

Illegal drugs are not permitted on campus or at any location at which University business is conducted. This means all employees are absolutely prohibited from unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, possessing or using controlled substances in the workplace, on University property, or at a University sponsored event.

Following is a partial illustrative list of controlled substances that are barred from use by University policy and applicable laws: heroin, morphine, cannabis (marijuana, hashish), stimulants (cocaine, amphetamines), depressants (tranquilizers), hallucinogens (PCP, LSD, "designer drugs").

Any employee convicted of violating a criminal drug statute in the workplace must inform the University of such conviction (including pleas of guilty or nolo contendere) within five days of the conviction occurring. Failure to so inform the University will result in severe disciplinary action, up to and including termination for the first offense.

For employees convicted of violating a criminal drug or alcohol statute in the workplace, the University reserves the right, within its discretion, to offer participation in an approved rehabilitation or drug abuse assistance program as an alternative to discipline, with the employee required to participate satisfactorily as a condition of continued employment. However, it is the University's position that these resources are best used voluntarily before workplace problems occur. If an employee has failed to avail him or herself of such help and such problems do occur, the University will have little choice but to act severely against such abusers in the interests of protecting all employees.

Violations of alcohol or drug policies shall result in appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. If the use or abuse of drugs and/or alcohol threatens to cause disorder or danger to the members of the University community, others, or campus property, appropriate action will be taken. Enforcement and discipline shall be consistent and due process appropriate for the offense shall be applied in accordance with established University policies and procedures.

When the University identifies substandard work or unacceptable job performance that may be attributed to substance abuse, it may offer evaluation and subsequent treatment, and require completion and proof of completion of treatment as a condition of continued employment. It is the responsibility of the employee to cooperate in his or her treatment. Discipline up to and including termination of employment may occur if the individual does not meet acceptable job performance standards, or if the individual continues to violate drug or alcohol policies of the University.

Allowance will be made for time off for recovery and for medical and counseling services for staff in accordance with PTO/RSD policies, and applicable laws. Strict confidentiality will be maintained, to the fullest extent possible, in all matters related to referral and treatment.

The University encourages employees who have substance abuse problems to seek help through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is a confidential short-term counseling service provided by the university and offered as part of the benefits package. This counseling service is for a variety of issues including substance abuse. For more information contact the Human Resources office.

All employees are asked to acknowledge that they have been informed of the above policy and agree to abide by it in all respects. By law, such acknowledgment and agreement are required as a condition of continued employment.

2024-2025 GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANT OPENINGS

To apply for any of these positions, please email your cover letter (include graduate program enrolled), resume, and list of 3 professional references to humanresources@lekeu.net.

Accessibility Resource Center

Accessibility Resource Center: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Previous experience in working with individuals with disabilities preferred; other related experience will be considered.
  4. Strong public relations, communication, time management, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to work in a fast-paced team oriented atmosphere.
  6. Strong computer skills, especially with Google workspace and Google Calendar, and with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Admissions Office

Admissions Office: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant

St. Ambrose University Undergraduate Admissions Office currently hosts one graduate assistantship at a time. This graduate assistant plays a crucial role in supporting the facilitation and enhancement of the prospective student experience during campus visits and events within the Admissions & Welcome Center under the supervision of the Director of Campus Guest Experience.

The graduate assistant is required to work 20 hours per week, typically during the hours of 8am-4:30pm. This position is designed to provide skills within customer service, event management, interoffice relations, student worker management, and teamwork/leadership development.

Listed below are some essential job functions (in no order of importance). This position sometimes will need to be able to carry materials up to 25lbs at a time. Critical thinking, exercising of good judgment, & above all – excellent customer service skills are vital to success within this position.

  1. Assist in planning and coordinating admissions events
  2. Provide on-site support during events to ensure a seamless experience for prospective students and their families
  3. Conduct campus tours for prospective students and families when needed
  4. Provide support at the front desk of the Admissions & Welcome Center for daily visitors when needed
  5. Maintain accurate records in the CRM of prospective students' information and event management
  6. Perform any Visit Assistant duties, such as answering phones and emails to the admissions main lines and general email
  7. Assistant Admissions Counselors when needed
  8. Co-Supervise Admissions Ambassadors with Director of Campus Guest Experience and Admissions & Welcome Center Coordinator
  9. Other duties as assigned
Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Previous experience in admissions preferred; other related experience will be considered.
  4. Exceptional phone skills required for outbound calling.
  5. Strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  6. Ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere.
  7. Comprehensive computer skills, especially in a Windows setting and with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Ellucian (DATATEL) knowledge is a plus.
  8. Flexible schedule-day and evening hours
Alumni Engagement

Alumni Engagement: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant starting Fall 2024
Start date as early as mid-June, estimated 20 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with supervisor and other departmental staff to create and execute social media posts to engage the alumni base and educate them on upcoming opportunities.
  2. Provide support for a variety of alumni events such as Homecoming and Wine Festival. Support includes assisting in the creation/preparation of materials, planning and/or handling minor logistics, some web updates, and day of support.
  3. Assist in a variety of efforts and initiatives that support alumni engagement. Tasks can include alumni life events (weddings, births, condolence), phone call and email inquiries, and mailings.
  4. Data entry (contact information changes, event attendance, etc.) and record keeping.)

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required. Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall semester. Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Experience creating and managing social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and X preferred.
  4. Strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to work in a team oriented atmosphere.
  6. Strong computer/Microsoft skills, Colleague/CRM knowledge is a plus.
  7. Some evening/weekend hours required.
Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Previous experience working in campus or parish ministry with retreats, prayer groups, service projects, or liturgies.
  4. Strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to work 20 hours per week - some evening and weekend hours may be required.
  6. Strong computer skills, especially in a Windows setting and with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  4. Ability to work both individually and in a team oriented atmosphere.
  5. Some weekend and holiday hours may be required.
  6. Previous experience in working with diversity related content and/or diverse individuals preferred; other related experience will be considered.
Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant

Primary Function: Leading and coordinating efforts to improve the SAU Environmental Sustainability profile on campus and in the community.

  1. Design written content, images and video for social media, email, newsletters, presentations and print materials.
  2. Identify and pursue community engagement opportunities and events (NGOs, Schools, Youth Organizations such as the Girl Scouts)
  3. Assist with drafting external grant funding proposals for infrastructure and education (electric charging, energy efficiency, water reduction, national certifications, etc.)
  4. Coordinate campus garden planning and maintenance, as well as campus-wide recycling, composting, and single-use plastic initiatives.
  5. Provide administrative support to Sustainability Committee co-chairs as needed.

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Ability to work 10 hours per week in 3+ hour blocks preferred.
  4. Strong communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere.
  6. An interest in and knowledge of environmental sustainability topics.
  7. Strong computer skills, especially in a Windows setting and with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel). Experience utilizing Canva and video platforms preferred.
Financial Aid

Financial Aid: 2 (two) Graduate Assistants

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Previous experience in working with individuals; other related experience will be considered.
  4. Strong communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere.
  6. Strong computer skills, especially in a Windows setting and with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  7. Scheduled day hours, minimum of 15 hours a week.
Athletics- Main Office

Athletics- Main Office: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant starting Fall 2024
Start date as early as mid-June, estimated 20 hours per week

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Previous experience in athletics as a student worker or student athlete a plus
  4. Strong public relations, communication, time management, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented atmosphere
  6. Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office suite, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Canva or photoshop experience a plus
  7. Some evening/weekend hours required

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with supervisor and other departmental staff to create and execute fundraising events such as Fighting Bee Golf Classic, Homecoming 5k & Bumble Rumble and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
  2. Support includes assisting in the creation/preparation of materials, planning and/or handling minor logistics, some web updates, and day of support.
  3. Assist in a variety of efforts and initiatives that support the Athletics department- ie- working as a liaison between departments on campus, assisting with transportation arrangements, donation requests, home athletic events and information gathering for NAIA/SAU reports.
Athletics- Sports Information

Athletics- Sports Information: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Assist the Sports Information Office in the day-to-day operations, take and report statistics at home athletic events, oversee the live streaming of various events, post to social media accounts, assist in maintaining the SAU Athletics website, write game recaps and feature stories, create game programs, handle media requests, oversee student workers and other administrative duties as assigned. Involves working nights and weekends and some local travel.
  4. Strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to work in a team oriented atmosphere, including strong supervisory skills.
  6. Strong computer skills, especially in a Windows setting and with Microsoft Office and Adobe suites (Word, Excel)
Athletics- Women’s Cheer

Athletics- Women's Cheer: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Previous cheer coaching or teaching experience preferred, competitive cheer experience required.
  4. Assist the head coach in the day-to-day operations of a nationally competitive intercollegiate program, team travel, summer camps, public relations, film review, study halls and other administrative duties as assigned. Involves team travel and some overnight and weekend trips.
  5. Strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  6. Ability to work in a team oriented atmosphere, including strong supervisory skills.
  7. Strong computer skills, especially in a Windows setting and with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel)
Athletics- Lacrosse

Athletics- Lacrosse: 2 (two) Graduate Assistants (1 Men’s, 1 Women’s)

The Graduate Assistant for Lacrosse is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the program, including but not limited to recruiting, scheduling, training, monitoring academic progress, promotions, fundraising, and coaching team members. The graduate assistant is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by St. Ambrose University, the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), of which St. Ambrose is a member.

The candidate should have a strong background on Defensive side of the game. Prior coaching experience in either the Defensive or Offensive side of the field is required.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assisting in all aspects of the coaching and management of the program
  2. Recruiting and scouting in accordance with the NAIA, KCAC and St. Ambrose policies and procedures
  3. Train and coach members of the program
  4. Supporting the academic and personal development of all athletes
  5. Assist in developing camps and clinics
  6. Responsible for complying with rules and regulations of the NAIA
  7. Represent St. Ambrose and the program in a professional manner

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Represent St. Ambrose and the program in a professional manner
  4. High level of personal integrity and outstanding work ethic
  5. Knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations
  6. Knowledge of lacrosse specific skills and technique
  7. Experience recruiting scholarship athletes highly desirable
  8. Outstanding skills in oral and written communication
  9. Good organizational ability and computer competency
Athletics- Soccer

Athletics- Soccer: 2 (two) Graduate Assistants (1 Men’s, 1 Women’s)

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Previous soccer coaching experience preferred, collegiate soccer playing experience required.
  4. Assist the head coach in the day-to-day operations of a nationally competitive intercollegiate program, team travel, summer camps, public relations, film review, study halls and other administrative duties as assigned. Involves team travel and some overnight and weekend trips.
  5. Strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  6. Ability to work in a team oriented atmosphere, including strong supervisory skills.
  7. Strong computer skills, especially in a Windows setting and with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel)
Athletics- Softball

Athletics- Softball: 1 (one) Graduate Assistant

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s degree (prior to starting date).
  2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
    Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program for fall Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
  3. Previous softball coaching experience preferred, collegiate softball playing experience required.
  4. The ideal candidate would be able to Coach Pitching at the collegiate level though this is not required.
  5. Assist the head coach in the day-to-day operations of a nationally competitive intercollegiate program, team travel, summer camps, public relations, film review, study halls and other administrative duties as assigned. Involves team travel and some overnight and weekend trips.
  6. Strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills.

Contact


Human Resources
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6364
HumanResources@lekeu.net

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