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. 

Academic Advisor

We are expanding our services to students by adding another position for Academic Advisor.  This position will be responsible for advising and guiding students as they explore programs of study and assist them with career development.  

Qualifications include a Master's degree in higher education, advising, student services, psychology, health sciences business or related field, 2 years' experience in academic advising, admissions, career counseling or recruitment and demonstrated ability in building and maintaining strong relationships.  Requisition number:  2018 -R0178809

AmeriCorps Service Learning Coordinator

We are seeking applicants for an AmeriCorp ICAP member to work in collaboration with the College Service Learning Advisory Council, employees and students to organize and oversee the development of community partnerships and the implementation of service-learning community service.  The position will work 35-40 hours/week for 11 months.  

Qualifications include good interpersonal skills, ability to interact with individuals from a diverse education, cultural and social backgrounds, strong level of responsibility, reliability and punctuality and strong computer skills.  The individual must be an AmeriCorp member and meet the AmeriCorp requirements.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Karen Anderson at

Instructors, School of Nursing

The College is seeking candidates to teach in the ASN, BSN and BSN Accelerated programs.  Responsibilities will include teaching, advising and providing guidance to students. participating in curriculum and course content enhancements as well as continuous process improvement initiatives to ensure students meet or exceed expected outcomes.

Qualifications include a Master's degree in Nursing, 2 years' experience in a clinical environment and demonstrated experience training or leading others.  Requisition number: 2018-R0168655.

Test Proctor

Individuals needed to proctor tests for students.  Hours and days will vary.

Qualifications include the ability to work days and evening hours.  Requisition 2018-0147396.


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:  .2018-R0152945.

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


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 an RN.  Current and valid Iowa Registered Nursing license is required.  
Requisition number:  2018 - R0165065.


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

Qualifications include a BLS certification in CPR for the Healthcare Worker and experience in healthcare 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:  2018-R0152958

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:  2018-R0166944.

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:  2017-0141850.