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Drake Human Resources is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service to prospective, current, and retired employees and our amazing student workers. We offer a wide range of services and support, including talent acquisition and talent management; classification and compensation; benefits and perks; employee and labor relations; staff recognition; and training and development.

Considering a career at Drake?  Join our diverse and talented community united for good – the good of our students and each other.  Enjoy our robust benefits package that includes not only affordable health, dental and vision insurance and other benefits, but also extended leave during Winter Break, tuition waivers and exchanges, and competitive time off.  

Explore current opportunities for employment at Drake University!

Future Employees

Interested in becoming a Bulldog?! You’ve come to the right place! Drake is a wonderful place to work—with a lovely campus, amazing people, great benefits, and so much more. 

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Explore Des Moines

If you have any questions about applying for jobs, working at Drake, Drake benefits, reach out to us at We are happy to answer your questions!

Current Employees & New Hires

Current and newly hired employees can access Drake HR’s intranet site by logging into myDrake. The HR tile is shown on the horizontal tiles between Campus Directory and Internal Sites. Can’t find what you need? Email us at, we’ll help you out!

Retired Employees

Retirees can access information about retiree benefits, life insurance, retirement plans at Retiree Benefits. If you have questions, feel free to contact us at

Student Employment

All student employment jobs are listed through Handshake. Whether you are a current or future Drake student, if you have on-campus employment questions, please email We are happy to help you navigate on-campus jobs! 

Compliance Postings & Key Policies

No Surprises Act - NSA Legal Notice for Health Plan Members (July 1, 2022)

The No Surprises Act (NSA) requires the posting of a notice explaining member rights regarding surprise medical billing when you see a provider or visit a healthcare facility that is not in our health plan network as it relates to Emergency Services or certain services at an In-Network Hospital or Ambulatory Surgical Center. 

Access the complete notice here: Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

The NSA contains a Transparency in Coverage Rule (TCR). The TCR requires self-funded groups and insurers to make two machine-readable files (MRFs) publicly available beginning July 1, 2022, including in-network allowed amount and out-of-network allowed amount, if applicable, based on threshold requirements. Effective July 1, 2022, Drake’s MRFs will be accessible here.

Fair Credit Reporting Act

When using a third party provider to conduct background checks Drake University must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The FCRA is the federal law that governs the acquisition and use of most background information on applicants and employees. Although it is lawful for employers to obtain and use background information on applicants and employees, they must follow several important procedures when obtaining and using these materials. As defined by the FCRA, consumer reports prepared by a consumer reporting agency that bear on an applicant's or employee's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living, when such information is used, or expected to be used, or collected in whole or in part for "employment purposes." Almost any communication of information concerning an applicant for employee from a consumer reporting agency to an employer would potentially be a consumer report. Common examples of consumer reports include Department of Motor Vehicle record checks, criminal background checks, and credit history checks, when this information is obtained from a consumer reporting agency.

FCRA Documents

Key Policies

 While Drake University has a range of policies and procedures in place, below are many of the key policies that help protect the health and safety of our campus constituents:

For applicants and prospective employees, if you have questions about any of Drake University’s policies or procedures, please reach us at We are happy to answer your questions.


Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Drake University! Drake Human Resources seeks to provide prompt, caring, and consistent services that support Drake’s efforts to recruit and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce.

Where to find us:

Drake University Human Resources
Old Main, 319
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

How to reach us:

Job Seekers/Applicant Inquiries: 
Student Employment: 
Verification of Employment (signed employee authorization required):                                                                                      General HR questions: 
Phone: 515-271-3133
Fax: 515-271-4546

Regular operating hours:

Drake Human Resources is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Our office is closed on university observed holidays and closures.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Drake:
At Drake University, we don’t just accept differences—we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our students, our employees, and our community. Drake University is proud to support an equal opportunity, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. In fact, the celebration of diversity and inclusion are embedded in our Core Values. Learn more about our DEI commitment and efforts here.

We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. If you are a member of a socially or historically underrepresented or marginalized group or you have actively demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a member of one of the equity groups identified by applicable law, we encourage you to self-identify, where requested in our online application system.

Drake University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. If you would benefit from an accommodation at any point in the recruitment process (including using our online application process), please contact Drake Human Resources (ph: 515.271.3133; e: and let us know how we can assist you.

At Drake University, we highly value a diverse, inclusive workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We stand firmly against discrimination including on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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