Info for Support Staff Applicants

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Staff Openings

About Dordt 

Associate with the Christian Reformed Church, Dordt was founded in 1955 and today welcomes more than 1,500 students and 85 full-time faculty members committed to learning and teaching from a biblical, Reformed perspective. Learn more about Dordt.

Reformed Perspective

Dordt takes its Reformed Christian perspective seriously at all levels of hiring, development, and performance review. Applicants must demonstrate a Christian faith commitment in agreement with Scripture and the basic tenets of the Reformed faith; they must also articulate how their Christian convictions are reflected in the philosophic orientation which directs their professional work.

application Process

For full consideration by the search committee, a complete application for a position at Dordt University contains the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. References: Submit the names and contact information of three persons familiar with your professional background who can be contacted concerning your qualifications.

Additional Information

The Dordt University community confesses that the Scriptures are the Word of God. As God's infallibly and authoritatively inspired revelation, the Bible reveals the way of salvation in Jesus Christ, requires a life of obedience to the Lord, and provides the key to understanding, to finding and interpreting purpose in life. The educational philosophy of Dordt University is based upon what historically is known as a Reformed (Calvinistic) worldview.

Faculty, staff, and administrative members of Dordt University are expected to acknowledge the need for mutual support and obligations and be sensitive to the expectations of the broader Dordt University community. In addition to making a personal statement related to their task at Dordt University, applicants must agree with the expectations found in the Staff Handbook, including the following:

  • They are called to acknowledge Christ's lordship over all of life and to provide a Christian education for Dordt University students. 
  • Although there is an official church affiliation and Christian school requirement for full-time and proportional faculty and exempt staff, any person appointed to a position at Dordt University shall express an active Christian commitment, which shall include identification with a local organized church that holds to beliefs that are consistent with the mission of the university.
  • They will seek to obey Scripture's instructions that all are called to "put off" things like "sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed" as well as things such as "anger, rage, malice, slander and filthy language," and to "put on" an attitude of "compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience and, of course, love" (Colossians 3). More specifically, prospective members of the Dordt University community are expected to agree with its sexuality, gender identity, and sexual conduct policy.

Dordt University endeavors to diversify its faculty and staff within the framework of its mission. The commitment of the university to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national or ethnic origin, or race is consistent with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.

Salary and benefits

Based on eligibility, our competitive salary and benefits include health insurance, dental and vision insurance, Employee Assistance Program, life insurance, retirement, disability, moving reimbursement, family membership to the Recreation Center, free entrance to university-sponsored athletic events, a bookstore discount, and more.

Staff Handbook

Staff handbook