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Mercy College of Health Sciences not only offers students an exceptional education, but we also offer employees a challenging and rewarding work environment.  Our core values of knowledge, reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence are at the foundation of how we work and what we do.  We are committed to providing the best environment for students to learn and employees to work.

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To be considered for the following positions, applicants will be asked to complete an Applicant Assessment Survey.

The final candidate must pass a drug and nicotine screen.


Work Study

Students are needed to work in the work study program at the College.

Qualified candidates must be current Mercy College of Health Sciences' students and meet specific financial aid requirements.  Requisition number:  1500012628.

Institutional Research Data Analyst

The position will be responsible for providing data collection and analytic support for institutional research activities involving campus-wide, program and office assessments.  

Qualifications include:  Master's degree in statistics, education, psychology, sociology or related with experience in assessment, proficiency conducting quantitative, mixed methods or evaluation studies, proficiency with software tools for data management and analysis, conceptual understanding of relational databases and experience using student information systems.  Requisition number:  1500012604.


Responsibilities include providing counseling services to students with academic, personal, and emotional needs, providing career counseling to students in assessing students' aptitudes, abilities and interests, and providing academic support to students.

Qualifications:  Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field, professional licensure in counseling or related field, minimum 1 year experience of related experience in an academic setting and demonstrated ability with assessment, diagnosis, and interventions for issues frequently faced by college students.  Requisition number:  1500012573.

 Learning Management System (LMS) Specialist 

The position will be responsible for providing support, design, development, implementation, training, and maintenance of the LMS.  

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in instructional technology, computer science, information technology or related field; 3 plus years experience with LMS administration, set-up, configuration and troubleshooting, ability to be on call evenings and weekends and strong oral and written communication skills.  Requisition number:  1500006087.

Nursing Faculty

Currently seeking candidates for faculty in our School of Nursing. Responsibilities will include teaching in the Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, providing guidance and advisement to students, participating in School policy and procedure development and collaborating with faculty to enhance the student learning outcomes.

Qualifications include a Master's in Nursing degree with the ability to obtain a terminal degree within a specified period of time, 2 years clinical experience, demonstrated experience in academic teaching and a current and valid Iowa RN license.  PhD preferred.  Requisition number:  1500011729

Dean, School of Nursing

We are seeking candidates for the Dean position in our School of Nursing. Responsibilities include for providing leadership and oversight for the academic programs within the School, setting vision and a strategic plan, ensuring student learning outcomes are met and all accreditation and College policies and standards are met.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D in related field, Master of Science in Nursing degree, 7 years' experience in nursing administration of undergraduate and graduate programs, 3 to 5 years' experience teaching in nursing in undergraduate and graduate programs and a current and valid Iowa RN licensure.  Requisition number:  1500006978

Director, Financial Aid

The position will be responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, and adminisering financial aid activities.  This includes monitoring programs to ensure the compliance of all federal, state, and insitutional policies and regulations.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business, financial management or related field, 5 years experience in managing college student financial aid programs, comprehensive knowledge of current financial aid regulations, policies, and processes and strong interpersonal skills. Requisition number:  1500005681

Director, Campus Ministry

The position will be responsible for providing spiritual support for the College community and administer campus ministry needs.  The position will also teach academic courses in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and supervise the onsite Living and Learning community.

Qualifications include a Master's degree in ministry, scripture, theology or religious studies, demonstrated ability to teach in higher education, an active Roman Catholic and three years experience with non traditional aged young adult ministry.  Requisition number:  1500005083

Assistant Professor-Math/Statistics

We are seeking candidates for a full-time Math/Statistics instructor in the School of Liberal Arts & Science.  The position is a 12 month contract.

Qualifications include a PhD or EdD in a related field, teaching experience, and excellent communication skills. Requisition number:  1500004260.

Adjunct Faculty Positions


Adjunct Instructors are needed to teach Physiology courses.

Qualifications include a Master's degree in Physiology or related field and teaching experience in the field.  Requisition number:  1500012029.


Adjunct instructors to teach anatomy are needed.

Qualifications include a Master's degree in anatomy or related field and teaching experience in the field.  Requisition number:  1500011956.


Adjunct instructors are needed to teach in the clinical environments for the Associate of Nursing program.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (Master's degree in Nursing preferred) and 2 years experience as a RN. Current and valid Iowa Registered Nursing license is required.  Requisition number: 1500004258


Adjunct instructors are needed to teach CPR, ACLS and PALS courses.

Qualifications include a BLS certification in CPR for the Health care Worker and experience in health care delivery. CPR, ACLS and PALS instructors must have a current Instructor Certification.  For ACLS and PALS a minimum of 1 year experience as an ACLS or PALS provider is required.  CPR Requisition number:  1500004268.  ACLS/PALS Requisition number:  1500004266

Skills Evaluators - EMS

Evaluators needed to assist with skills evaluations for students.

Qualifications include Evaluator endorsement from IDPH.  Requisition number:  1500004264.

Adjunct Faculty -EMS

Instructors needed to assist with skills instruction for students in the EMT and Paramedic programs.

Qualifications include high school diploma and National EMT Registry certification.  Requisition number:  1500004256

Quick Info

Anne Dennis, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Business Partner

(515) 643-6640
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Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239

Jessica McMillan
Jessica McMillan
Secretary, Human Resources

(515) 643-6682
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