Careers at Graceland

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About Graceland

Graceland University creates a community for all employees to grow and learn. The university invites you to apply for any of our open positions on our campuses in Lamoni, Iowa or Independence, Missouri. We provide a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance. Updates are made regularly, so please check back often. Graceland offers a generous paid time off policy, which includes vacation, sick leave and holiday pay.

Founded in 1895 and sponsored by Community of Christ, Graceland University is much more than a school. Graceland is a community of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who make up a worldwide community network that reaches far beyond its two campuses.

Graceland University welcomes your application and interest in the open positions listed on this website. Updates are made regularly, so please check back often.

All applications/resumes are kept on file for one year. If you see future positions that interest you, please let us know so we may submit your application materials. Reference letters will not be accessible to applicants during the application process nor after becoming an employee.


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Diversity and Inclusion

Graceland is for everyone.

Graceland University is working to ensure all aspects of the institution engage with intention to advocate for, promote, and sustain a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. All members of our community are encouraged to actively challenge norms, cultures, and structures that foster exclusion, oppression, or marginalization in order to create a culture of inclusion and justice by embracing and learning from a wide spectrum of experiences, ideas, viewpoints, and methods.

Statement of Commitment

In 2019, a working group of faculty, staff, and students worked together to craft the University’s statement of commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This statement was formally adopted by the full faculty, administration, and board of trustees in spring of 2020.

Thank you for your interest in Graceland

All applications/resumes are kept on file for one year. If you see future positions that interest you, please let us know so we may submit your application materials. Reference letters will not be accessible to applicants during the application process nor after becoming an employee.

Please direct all inquiries and application materials for faculty positions to Dr. Joel Shrock, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140; phone 641.784.5115; fax 641.784.5453; email

Please direct all inquiries and submit application materials for online faculty associate positions electronically to

Contact Human Resources

You can contact Human Resources Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the summer.

Paid Time Off

Graceland has generous paid time off allowances. Typically, full-time, 12-month employees receive 4 weeks of vacation, approximately 13 paid holidays and 12 sick/personal days every fiscal year. Paid time off is awarded at the beginning of every fiscal year so you don’t have to wait to earn it throughout the year. New employees receive a prorated allowance at the start of their employment, depending on their start date

Life Insurance

Graceland pays for life insurance equal to the employee’s annual salary up to a maximum of $50,000. Graceland also provides $2,000 coverage on spouse and dependents. Supplemental life insurance is available for employee purchase.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Graceland pays for coverage on the employee equal to their annual salary. This insurance provides coverage 24 hours a day in the event of an accident. Optional coverage is available for purchase by the employee.

Long-Term Disability

Graceland provides long-term disability coverage. This insurance will replace 60 percent of wages in the event that the employee becomes disabled and is unable to work for longer than 90 days. There is no cost to employees for this insurance.

Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account

Pre-tax money set aside for eligible medical expenses/daycare expenses.

Critical Illness

Employees may purchase this voluntary insurance policy to cover themselves and/or their family members at either $10,000 or $30,000.  This benefit pays a lump sum benefit following the diagnosis of a covered critical illness like heart attack, cancer, stroke, and others.  Rates are locked in at the age the policy is purchased at.  Rates do not go up when you go into the next age bracket.  Rates are based on age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Accident Insurance

Employees may purchase this voluntary accident insurance to cover themselves or their family.  Premiums are low.  Coverage is off-the-job only.  From fractures to stitches and more, the policy covers a range of core benefits.  There is a Wellness Rider that pays a f$50 or $75 wellness benefit for having a preventive check-up.

Hospital Indemnity

Employees may purchase this benefit that provides flexible options that make it easy to meet costs. You can use your hospital indemnity benefit to help cover related expenses like lost income, childcare, deductibles, and copays.

Graceland University Retirement Plan II

Employees are eligible to contribute their own money into this 403(b) plan immediately upon hire. Employees may contribute pre-tax or after-tax money into this plan. After one year of service in which at least 1,000 hours have been worked, Graceland will match employee contributions 50 cents on the dollar up to 6% of the employee’s pay. Graceland will also make an additional discretionary contribution every month after one year of service. Principal administers this plan.

Educational Benefits

Undergraduate tuition is covered by tuition remission at Graceland. Graceland also belongs to two tuition exchange programs. There are over 300 private colleges and universities around the country that will also provide free tuition to our employees and their qualified dependents. Employees may look at the list of tuition exchange schools at and at A free SkillPath seminar is available for employee development once a year.

Other Benefits

  • access to Graceland Library (Lamoni only)
  • discount in bookstore
  • GBucks (Lamoni only)
  • free admission to most athletic events (Lamoni only)
  • reduced admission to cultural events in Shaw Center (Lamoni only)
  • long-term care insurance group discount
  • on-site fitness facility
  • access to indoor track, tennis courts (Lamoni only)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • free financial planning
  • HomeFundIt access

Graceland University is an equal opportunity provider and employer

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Transparency in Coverage Rule

Through UnitedHealthcare, UMR and HealthSCOPE Benefits creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Graceland University.

To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided:

Equal Opportunity Employment has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Graceland University, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, creed, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic by law. This policy applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Questions or concerns should be referred to the Human Resources Office.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and complete employment eligibility verification paperwork.