Work at Mercy College

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.

Mercy College is a tobacco free environment.  Final candidates will be required to pass a nicotine test, drug screen and background checks.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with the College, please contact Human Resources at (515) 643-6640 or  

It is Mercy College of Health Sciences' policy to conduct all academic programs and business activities in a manner that is free from unlawful discrimination and to provide equal opportunity for and equal treatment of students and employees regardless of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion/creed, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U.S. veteran or any other factor protected by law.  Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs or the Human Resources' Business Partner at (515) 643-3180, 928 6th Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50309 or


For more detailed information about the following positions, please click on the "Requisition Number" to go directly to the job description and application process. 

Academic Advisor

The Academic Advisor will provide academic advising to students exploring programs at the College and facilitate career development.  

Qualifications include a master's degree in higher education, advising, student services, psychology or related field, 2 year's experience in academic advising, admissions, career counseling or recruitment.  Requisition number:  2016-R0061522.

Physiology/Pathophysiology Instructor

We are seeking candidates for a 12 month faculty position beginning fall, 2016.  Ideal candidates will possess a PhD in physiology or related, 18 graduate credit hours in physiology, and 2 years teaching experience.  The position is located in Des Moines, Iowa.  Requisition number:  2016-R0061602.

Admissions Counselor

An admission counselor is responsible for providing recruitment and advisement to prospective students for the College.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in education or related field, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work weekends and evenings and excellent attention to detail.  Travel will 25% of the position.  Requisition number:  2016-R0054451.

Program Chair, Medical Assisting

The Program Chair will be responsible for overseeing and administering the certifcate and associate degree Medical Assisting programs.  The incumbent will teach 75% and serve as administration for the program 25% of the time.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree, 3 years' employment in a healthcare facility, including 160 hours in an ambulatory healthcare setting performing or observing administrative and clinical procedures as performed by medical assistants, 1 year teaching experience in postsecondary and/or vocational/technical education, instruction in educational theory and techniques, and credentialed in good standing by an organization whose credentialing exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Requisition number:  2016-R0050721.


Tutors assist students in specific courses in the tutor's area of expertise.

Qualifications include a minimum grade of "B" in the area of expertise and good interpersonal skills.  Requisition number:  2016-R0049503.

Student Health Nurse

The health nurse will be responsible for providing health and wellness care for the College community.  The position will be responsible for collaborating with others across campus for training for Title IX, VAWA and SaVE Act requirements.

Qualifications include a bachelor degree in nursing or associate degree/diploma in nursing and minimum of 2 years as a school nurse, 2 years of clinical nursing experience and a current and valid RN license.  Requisition number:  2016-R0049138.

 AmeriCorps VISTA

Join the AmeriCorps VISTA program and work at Mercy College!  

AmeriCorps VISTA is a one year, full-time national service commitment to help nonprofit organizations and government agencies fulfill their mission of promoting healthy, educated and engaged communities.

The Mercy College VISTA will work with the Financial Aid Office and the Student Success Center to promote and conduct financial aid literacy programs and promote service learning throughout the College.

For more information, visit the Iowa Campus Compact website or the AmeriCorps website for full position details and application.

Program Chair, Health Information Management 

This position will be responsible for developing, implementing and teaching in the Bachelor of Health Information Management.  The continuation of the position will be contingent upon receiving approval for the program from the Higher Learning Commission.

Qualifications include a Master's degree in Health Information Management or related field, current and valid RHIA, and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in health information or related courses.  Requisition number:  2015-R0036593.

Nursing Instructors

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.  Faculty may teach in either or both ASN and BSN programs.  Beginning Fall, 2016, the ASN program will be an evening and weekend program.

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.  Terminal degree preferred.  Requisition number:  2016-R0044288

Student Positions

Work Study

Current Mercy College students are encouraged to apply for on-campus or community positions through our Work Study Program. Applicants must meet employment and financial aid eligibility requirements. View the application as well as a list of the current open positions.

Adjunct Faculty Positions

Medical Assisting - Limited Radiology 

Seeking an instructor to teach limited radiology to Medical Assisting students.

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree, 2 year degree in radiology, current and valid radiology certification and Iowa Permit to Practice.  Requisition number:  2016-R0053838.

Liberal Arts and Sciences - Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology

Instructors needed to teach on campus course.  Pharmacology instructor needed for Fall 2016 to teach in the new ASN evening and weekend program.

Qualifications include a Master's degree or related field and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in applicalble course work.  Requisition number: 2016-R0041768.


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. Master's degree preferred. Current and valid Iowa Registered Nursing license is required.  
Requisition number:  2015-R0018431.


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. 

Requisition number for ACLS position: 2016-R0052639.

Skills Evaluators - EMS

Evaluators needed to assist with skills evaluations for students.

Qualifications include Evaluator endorsement from IDPH.  Requisition number:  2016-R0041762.

Adjunct Faculty -EMS

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

Qualifications include high school diploma and current National Registry EMS certification.  Requisition number:  2016-R0041384.

Quick Info

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

(515) 643-6640
Fax (515) 643-6626

Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239

Jessica McMillan
Jessica McMillan
Secretary, Human Resources

(515) 643-6682
Fax (515) 643-6626