Human Resources

The Human Resources Office takes care of employee benefits, employment files, and employee policies. As a member of the Central Midwest HERC, we seek to recruit and retain a diverse, talented workforce.

All faculty and staff are bound by the University's Human Rights Policy.

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Faculty and Staff Handbooks

Providing general guidance concerning the university's employment policies, work rules, and employee benefits.

Universal Handbook (pdf)

Staff Handbook (pdf)

Faculty Handbook (pdf)

Human Resources on MySAU Portal

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Statement of Nondiscrimination

The University is committed to providing a work and educational environment that is free from discrimination. The University adheres to all applicable federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. The University administers its educational programs under its policy that all admissions criteria, services, programs, housing decisions, and employment decisions are determined and maintained on a basis that does not discriminate against any employee (as used herein "employee" includes all faculty, administrative, and staff employees), applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, military or veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. The University reserves the right to impose qualifications based on religion if a bona fide occupational qualification is reasonably necessary for the operation of the University.

Any person having inquiries concerning the St. Ambrose University application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments*, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and all other applicable federal, state and local laws should contact one of the following:

Title IX Coordinator
Megan Levetzow
Director of University Compliance
518 West Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803

Deputy Coordinators

1) Student Issues. Report to Tim Phillips, Associate Vice-President and Dean of Students, St. Ambrose University, 518 West Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803, (563) 333-6259.
2) University Faculty and Staff Issues. Report to Audrey Blair, Director of Human Resources, St. Ambrose University, 518 West Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803, (563) 333-6191.
3) Athletics Issues. Report to Ray Shovlain, Director of Athletics, St. Ambrose University, 518 West Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803, (563) 333-6233.
4) ADA/504/Student Disability Issues. Report to Ryan Saddler, Director of Disability Services, St. Ambrose University, 518 West Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803, (563) 333-6275.

In addition, Inquiries may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481 Fax: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

*Title IX prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in all education programs and activities. For more information please visit

Drug-Free Workplace

Alcohol and Drugs
Section 39.000

39.100.. The purpose of this policy is to work toward the prevention of substance abuse in the University community. All employees are required to obey state and federal laws regarding the use of drugs and alcohol on campus. Employees who violate state or federal drug or alcohol laws are subject to criminal prosecution; those who violate University policies are subject to institutional sanctions. Improper use of drugs or alcohol can seriously injure the health of employees, impair the performance of their responsibilities and endanger the safety and well-being of fellow employees, students and members of the general public.

39.200.. University employees must fully comply with all laws of the State of Iowa, including those regarding the possession and consumption of alcohol on University property.

39.201.. The following are specific provisions: no one may provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21 or to anyone visibly intoxicated; no one may permit the possession or consumption of alcohol by a person under the age of 21 or by anyone visibly intoxicated; no one under the age of 21 may occupy licensed premises where alcohol is served, unless under supervision; and no one under the age of 18 may dispense alcoholic beverages.

39.202.. Employees over the age of 21 may consume alcoholic beverages (in compliance with Iowa law) at official university functions on campus, where authorized by University officials.

39.203.. Consumption of alcohol, intoxication, or the misuse of alcohol while on the job is prohibited.

39.300.. Illegal drugs are not permitted on campus or at any location at which University business is conducted. This means all employees are absolutely prohibited from unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, possessing or using controlled substances in the workplace.

39.301.. Following is a partial illustrative list of controlled substances: heroin, morphine, cannabis (marijuana, hashish), stimulants (cocaine, amphetamines), depressants (tranquilizers), hallucinogens (PCP, LSD, "designer drugs").

39.302.. Any employee convicted of violating a criminal drug statute in the workplace must inform the University of such conviction (including pleas of guilty or nolo contendere) within five days of the conviction occurring. Failure to so inform the university will result in severe disciplinary action, up to and including termination for the first offense.

39.303.. For employees convicted of violating a criminal drug or alcohol statute in the workplace, the University reserves the right to offer participation in an approved rehabilitation or drug abuse assistance program as an alternative to discipline, with the employee required to participate satisfactorily as a condition of continued employment. However, it is the University's position that these resources are best used voluntarily before workplace problems occur. If an employee has failed to avail him or herself of such help and such problems do occur, the University will have little choice but to act severely against such abusers in the interests of protecting all employees.

39.400.. Violations of alcohol or drug policies shall result in appropriate disciplinary action. If the use or abuse of drugs and/or alcohol threatens to cause disorder or danger to the members of the University community, others, or campus property, appropriate action will be taken. Enforcement and discipline shall be consistent and due process appropriate for the offense shall be applied in accordance with established University policies and procedures.

39.401.. When the University identifies substandard work or unacceptable job performance that may be attributed to substance abuse, it may require evaluation and subsequent treatment. It is the responsibility of the employee to cooperate in his or her treatment. Discipline up to and including dismissal may occur if there is no noticeable improvement in job performance or if the individual continues to violate drug or alcohol policies of the University.

39.402.. Allowance will be made for time off for recovery and for medical and counseling services for staff in accordance with PTO/RSD policies, and applicable laws. Strict confidentiality will be maintained, to the fullest extent possible, in all matters related to referral and treatment.

39.403.. The University encourages employees who have substance abuse problems to seek help through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is a confidential short-term counseling service provided by the university and offered as part of the benefits package. This counseling service is for a variety of issues including substance abuse. For more information contact the Human Resources office.

39.500.. All employees are asked to acknowledge that they have been informed of the above policy and agree to abide by it in all respects. By law, such acknowledgment and agreement are required as a condition of continued employment.

Spring 2018

Graduate Assistant Jobs

We are now accepting formal applications for Graduate Student Assistants for the Spring 2018 semester. Some of these positions offer a monthly stipend and tuition remission of up to 12 credit hours per calendar year, and others are stipend only.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit application materials ASAP to receive the highest consideration. Please send a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references, including phone numbers and email addresses, to:

The positions will remain open until filled.

Please see the following departments that will have an opening(s) and the listed qualifications needed to apply:

Wellness and Recreation


1. Earned Bachelor's degree.
2. Currently enrolled SAU graduate students: Proof of SAU Registration required.
Prospective SAU graduate students: Officially applied to SAU graduate program. Eventual acceptance into graduate program required.
3. Previous experience in campus recreation preferred; other related experience will be considered.
4. Strong communication, time management, and organizational skills.
5. Ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere; is a self-starter, including strong supervisory and interpersonal skills.
6. Strong computer skills, especially in a Windows setting and with Microsoft Office suite

So, what's next?

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