Administrative & Staff Openings

The Morningside administrative and staff groups are a dynamic group of individuals who are fully devoted to making the Morningside experience exceptional for all our students. We thank you for your interest in our community and hope to welcome you to campus soon.

Full-Time Administrative & Staff Openings

Explore our current full-time administrative and staff openings. 

Morningside College, one of the truly great success stories in private higher education, is seeking applications for the position of Dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education. The next dean of the School of Education must be a practical visionary with a commitment to life-long learning and the development of students at all levels of the enterprise. The dean must be a consensus builder and a supportive leader that can enable faculty and staff to stretch beyond past work and current capacity.

Successful candidates will demonstrate P-12 teaching or leadership experience as well as significant faculty experience and scholarship. Demonstrated higher education leadership and management at least at the department chair level is required. Accreditation and licensure program experience is required. Capacity to engage with external stakeholders, including Area Education Agencies, is essential.  The terminal degree is required.

Morningside, located in Sioux City, IA, is recognized for providing undergraduate students with exceptional active learning experiences on a beautiful residential campus. The College is also well regarded for its online graduate coursework, flexible post-baccalaureate options, and an online bachelor’s degree completion option.

Morningside offers more than 65 areas of study for undergraduates, as well as graduate programs in nursing or education, including a 100% online Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Total enrollment is approximately 2,700 students from nearly all 50 states and almost 20 countries.  Morningside offers robust study abroad and May Term programs that give students the ability to personalize their education and access a global network of opportunities.

Under President John Reynders’ spectacular leadership, the College has enjoyed two decades of significant change, growth, and success that include achieving record enrollment numbers, exceeding goals for three large multi-year fundraising campaigns, increasing varsity athletics teams to 28 that routinely compete for conference and national honors, and completing nearly $70 million in campus improvements.

Morningside employs more than 250 people, including almost 80 full-time faculty members for its graduate and undergraduate programs. Morningside faculty are committed to their work, with 72% holding the most advanced degree in their field. The College’s faculty also includes nearly 160 well credentialed adjunct faculty, many of whom deliver The Sharon Walker School of Education’s graduate programs. Morningside is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

The Sharon Walker School of Education, long acclaimed for its high-quality innovative teacher education programs, offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music Education, and Master of Arts in Teaching. The School has 14 full-time faculty, 87 adjunct faculty and12 academic staff. It enrolls 150 undergraduates, 46 students in the two alternative teacher preparation programs discussed below, and 1,191 graduate students. The Walker School’s programs are fully accredited by the Iowa Department of Education.

The Walker School of Education undergraduate teacher education programs offer majors to prepare candidates to teach in a broad array of disciplines. The School also offers 12 endorsement programs at the graduate level. The teacher education programs are among the largest and most successful at Morningside.

The Walker School is innovative, as reflected in two alternative teacher preparation programs: (1) An undergraduate teacher intern program for individuals who possess a baccalaureate degree in a content field and who want to become certified as a secondary teacher (one of two such programs in Iowa); and (2) a “fast track” program for special education licensure is being offered for the first time this fall (the only such program in the state). The School has also developed cooperative graduate programs with 8 of the 11 Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEAs) through which teachers in those regions may earn graduate endorsements and degrees while continuing to teach in their home school districts.

Morningside’s culture is exceptionally distinctive and has driven its success. The College is relentlessly student focused and fosters innovation among its faculty and staff. Morningside has received third party accolades from national media outlets such as U.S. News and Forbes. The Sharon Walker School of Education has secured seven figure Title III grants and its faculty have regularly received awards for overall excellence and assessment.

The new Dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education will live in a bustling five-county metropolitan area of 170,000 people, the hub of which is Sioux City. As one of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs’ inaugural “Great Places,” Sioux City is located on the Missouri River among the picturesque Loess Hills.  The city sits amidst the boundaries of three jurisdictions, two of which made’s 2019 top ten best states to raise a child – Iowa and South Dakota.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The desired appointment date is February 2020 and the successful candidate will assume his/her new duties on or about June 1, 2020. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 21, 2020. Candidates are encouraged to review the Morningside College Search Profile below which contains detailed information about the College and the position, as well as the application process. You can also see the posting here. The College welcomes the candidacies of women and people from underrepresented groups.

Applications must include a letter of interest, CV, and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers.  References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Application materials should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and referrals may be directed to:

Mr. Fred Moore, Executive Search Consultant

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Dr. Carlton E. Brown, Executive Search Consultant

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Dean of Education SEARCH PROFILE

Morningside College is accepting applications for the full-time position of Office Coordinator for the Student Financial Planning Office.  This individual will be responsible for providing support and assisting in the daily operations of the Student Financial Planning Office.


  • Responsible for office management and clerical support by answering phones, providing information, handling walk-in traffic, sort and process the daily mail, data entry, scheduling appointments, etc.
  • Counsel students and parents on the financial aid process and eligibility criteria for federal, state, private, and Morningside programs
  • Handle office communications
  • Supervise and perform all tasks related to file maintenance
  • Coordinate financial aid application workshops and seminars
  • Participate in the Account Advising Program reviewing options with students and/or parents
  • Handle high school senior scholar program awards
  • Determine post-secondary enrollment act program awards
  • Responsible for receipt of Private Scholarship checks coordination


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Customer service-oriented attitude
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must be able to function with a minimum of direction and be able to make decisions requiring good judgment and initiative
  • Must have superior interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Morningside College is seeking a reliable, responsible, full-time, Facility Tech in the Physical Plant to help maintain and care for the facilities and grounds.  This position will spend the summer months on the facility grounds crew from approximately April-October. The remainder of the year will be Maintenance/Custodial. Hours will vary with season; must be flexible. The ideal candidate would be careful and thorough in their work, have an eye for detail, focused on building and grounds upkeep and take great care and pride in keeping areas clean and tidy.


  • Light maintenance as directed- including light bulb replacement, plumbing, carpentry, moving furniture, event set-up, etc.
  • Mowing, weeding, trimming, tree trimming, snow removal
  • Thoroughness and commitment to ensure the area is ready for the next day, including taking out trash, tidying, general cleaning, and wiping surfaces as needed
  • Sweeping and mopping floors, as well as vacuuming carpets
  • Daily cleaning and sanitizing of bathroom facilities
  • Assist with preparations for events at the College


  • A high school diploma is required
  • Solid working knowledge of cleaning equipment
  • Work experience as a maintenance technician, custodian, housekeeper, or similar role
  • General knowledge of cleaning procedures
  • Detail-oriented and conscientiousness
  • Good stamina and have the physical strength to lift 40 lbs
  • Ability to work well with faculty, administrators and others

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or apply at:

Morningside College
Business Office
1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106

Morningside College is now accepting applications for the position of Area Coordinator/Student Development Coordinator in Residence Life and Student Services. This is a full-time 12 month, live-in position, whose primary duty is the management of the safety and education of 200+ students that reside in assigned residence halls, apartments or houses. This position advises the Morningside Student Government and is responsible for the oversight of the $50,000 Student Government budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Area Coordinator

  • Coordinate the day-to-day essential functions of residence halls or apartment buildings
  • Participate in the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of paraprofessional and student employees
  • Handling of complaints and grievance
  • Provides for the safety and security of employees, the residence halls and the students that live in the facility
  • Direct weekly staff meetings with Head Residents and Resident Assistants 
  • Participate in an on-call duty rotation, providing 24-hour crisis management services as needed. Confront policy violations when incidents arise
  • Directs the opening and closing of campus residential facilities
  • Assist with room registration and placement assignments 
  • Perform general residence life administrative duties
  • Assist in the creation, planning & execution of staff training weeks and educational/training in services
  • Assist in the management of departmental budgets
  • Manages/Oversees Summer housing duties as assigned
  • Meet regularly with custodians and maintenance to ensure the smooth operation of the assigned residential area.

Morningside Student Government Adviser

  • Advise Morningside Student Government
  • Manage a $50,000+ Student Government budget
  • Monitor and evaluate student government events, coordinate chaperones for student government events
  • Provide feedback, direction and College perspective on student government agendas and meetings
  • Participate in the recruitment, training, and oversight of student government executives and senators, may include attendance at a student government retreat and or conference
  • Act as a liaison between the student government and the College

Staff Selection and Training

  • Direct, coordinate, and market the annual Residence Life staff recruitment and selection process
  • Assist with the recruitment and selection of Residence Life staff outside of the annual recruitment process
  • Design a comprehensive Residence Life training schedule 
  • Coordinate staff training and development activities
  • Assess training efforts each semester


  • Serve as a resource for R.A. and campus programming
  • Make referrals, which will provide aid to students in obtaining assistance from other offices
  • Interact with students as a resource person and advisor
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related counseling/advising duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in Residence Life, Campus Leadership and/or Student Activities
  • Effective communication and human relation skills
  • Hold a valid US driver’s license
  • Must be able to live on-campus

Please submit a letter of application, resume and a list of 3 references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.