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. 

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

Final candidates will be required to pass a drug screen and background checks.


To apply or view additional information for any of these listings, click the position's requisition number link.  You'll be redirected to that position's page where you can learn more about the position and apply. 

Director, Admissions

The College is seeking candidates for the Director, Admissions position.  This position will over see the College's admissions department including oversight and development of recruitment strategies, working collaboratively with Deans, Program Chairs and the Marketing department to enhance recruitment and supervising admissions' staff.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in marketing, education or related field, 5 years' experience in marketing, human resources, or student admissions 2 years' leading and/or management experience, and demonstrated experience in developing and implementing recruitment or marketing initiatives.  Requisition number:  2017-R0124551.

Teaching Assistant 

Individuals are needed to assist students enrolled in the School of Nursing.  Incumbents will collaborate with Nursing instructors to determine students' needs and the best approach to address those needs.

Qualifications include:  an Associate's degree in nursing, a grade of "B" or higher in the course in which assistance is needed and good interpersonal skills.  Requisition number:  2017-R0123897. 

Assistant Professor - Nursing

The School of Nursing has an immediate opening for a full-time, 12 month, nursing instructor.  Teaching responsibilities include didactic, lab and/or clinical for the ASN and BSN programs.

Qualifications include a master's degree in nursing, minimum of 2 years' experience working in a clinical environment, valid and current Iowa RN license and demonstrated experience teaching or training others.  Requisition number:  2017-R0117837.

Director, Student Success

We are seeking candidates for our Director of Student Success.  Responsibilities include overseeing the student accommodations' process, tutoring and academic advising services.

Qualifications include a master's degree in higher education, student services, academic advising, counseling, guidance or psychology, 4 years' experience in higher education, and 2 years' supervisory experience.  Requisition number:  2017-R0116542.

Assistant Professor - Microbiology

Full-time, 12 month, position open for an instructor to teach the microbiology and other science courses. 

Qualifications include a doctorate degree in related field or the ability to obtain a doctoral degree within a specified time frame, master's degree and 2 years teaching or training others.  Requisition number:  2017-R0113932.

Program Chair, Health Care Administration

The College is seeking candidates to oversee the online Health Care Administration degree program.  Responsibilities include teaching and advising students, managing the administration of the program, coordinating and assisting adjunct faculty and collaborating with Admissions for student recruitment.

Qualifications include a master's degree in Health Care Administration or Business Administration and currently seeking a doctorate degree or the ability to obtain a doctorate degree within a specified period of time and 2 years' experience in health care administration.  Requisition number:  2017-R0105836.


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:  2017-R0090234..

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

Surgical Technology

Adjuncts needed for fall semester to coordinate sites and work with Surgical Technology students in the clinical setting. 

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree, certification as a Surgical Technologist and 3 years working as a Surgical Technologist within the past 5 years.  Requisition number:  2017-R0115595.

Liberal Arts and Science

Adjuncts needed to teach Genetics to students pursuing healthcare careers.  Qualifications include a Master's degree in related field and experience teaching or training others.  Requisition number:  2017-R0113933.


Adjunct instructors are needed to teach in the clinical environments for the ASN and BSN programs.

Qualified candidates will possess a master's degree in Nursing and 2 years experience as a RN.  Current and valid Iowa Registered Nursing license is required.  
Requisition number:  2017-R0109494


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 CPR posiion:  2017-R0098073.

Requisition number for ACLS position: 2017-R0098075.

Skills Evaluators - EMS

Evaluators needed to assist with skills evaluations for students.

Qualifications include Evaluator endorsement from IDPH.  Requisition number:  2016-R0086608.

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.