Assistant Director, Institute for Freedom and Community

  • Northfield, Minnesota, United States, 55057
  • Staff

About the Role:

As IFC Assistant Director, you will be helping St. Olaf students develop a passion for public affairs and a commitment to the exchange of ideas. You will collaborate with the IFC Director and the St. Olaf community to develop programming, plan events, and work with students. If you are interested in public affairs and promoting constructive dialogue about issues, this could be the ideal job for you!

What You’ll Do:

● Work with St. Olaf faculty and staff to develop programming
● Serve as a liaison between the Institute and public affairs centers in the non-profit, government, and business arenas
● Help advertise and market public events
● Engage students in politics and public affairs
● Manage and analyze the IFC budget
● Develop Student Associate program

Who You Are:

The qualified candidate will have…

Education: A bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in higher education, business, or government, with knowledge of current academic issues in higher education and interest in public affairs, or relevant experience.

It will be helpful if you also have…

Education: An MA, JD, or PhD in a relevant field, 5+ years of experience in higher education, and experience in public affairs.


Please review the job description here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BVO_wyNFH2X2W5yDqc9c9k-gYBTRM4vn/view?usp=sharing

 

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. A reasonable accommodation may apply because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. 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.

 

For Staff Application Assistance:
employment@stolaf.edu
507-786-3068

For Faculty Application Assistance:
facultysearch@stolaf.edu
507-786-3356

Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3465
mcdowell@stolaf.edu

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