About the Role:
This position is a great opportunity for an individual that is desiring both a strategic and tactical experience in their profession. It provides day-to-day student engagement within the residence halls, supervision of professional staff serving on office/division-wide committees. The position will have the ability to support navigating how the residential experience impacts students as they strive to be their best selves.
What You’ll Do:
● Provide leadership and support to the Residence Life committees including: Community Development, Student Staff Recruitment, Selection & Training, Staff Para/Professional Development & Recognition, Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness and Residential Learning.
● Serve as a support to Residential Learning Communities which includes campus partner and student staff, creating evaluation tools and managing resident membership/rosters.
● Serve as a hearing officer, adjudicate cases, and hearing appeals as assigned.
● Support strategic planning, assessments and evaluations initiatives.
Who You Are:
You’re a great fit if you have:
● A Bachelor’s degree
● Maintain a valid driver’s license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record
● 3+ years residence hall experience, including residence hall program facilitation and presentation, or relevant experience
● The ability to have challenging conversations and engage groups on how to create a safe and welcoming space that serves diverse populations including ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+ and people with disability communities. Even more so within the residential environment the position will need to be able to support dialogue on diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs.
A helpful background includes:
● Master’s degree in Education, Student Personnel, or related field
● 3 + years prior experience in a live-on residential capacity
● Experience working with student engagement programs in a college/university setting
Skills and attributes we’d like for you to have:
● Skill in advising and supervising student groups
● Skill in navigating complex interpersonal environments
● Ability and willingness to support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community including faculty, staff, students and constituents
● Ability to establish a rapport and work collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, and administration
Please review the job description here:
Who We Are:
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.
The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/benefits/
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.
A summary of the Flexible Work Policy: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/flexible-work-policy/
A link to our DEI page: https://wp.stolaf.edu/equity-inclusion/
A virtual campus tour: https://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?p=483
An overview of Northfield: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/northfield/
An overview of the Twin Cities: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/twincities/
St. Olaf College requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. You may request an accommodation. Compliance with St. Olaf's COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment. Under current guidelines, "up to date" means one updated (bivalent) booster, which became available on September 7, 2022. If and when this guidance changes, employees will be required to get additional boosters as indicated by CDC guidelines.
St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.
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Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057