About the Role:
St. Olaf College is a private, residential, liberal arts college with 3,100 students in Northfield, Minnesota. Northfield, a vibrant and engaged community, is located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities. St. Olaf provides an intensely residential experience in its twelve residence halls. This live-on, 12-month position oversees two areas and provides robust opportunities for professional growth.
If you are looking for a position that serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities, as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs, while being respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community, then we may be looking for you!
What You’ll Do:
The Division of Student Life believes in strong support for its students and encouragement of community-mindedness. As an Area Coordinator at St. Olaf, no two days are the same. The position offers the ability to work closely with motivated, involved, and passionate Oles. A typical week includes supervising staff, advising Community Councils, promoting student programming and wellness, and direct engagement with students. Area Coordinators work regularly with other departments, especially with the Dean of Students Office.
Area Coordinators serve on department committees that aid many areas of student development. Area Coordinators will work specifically in areas such as diversity, equity, and inclusion; student staff training; leadership development; student staff selection; and other developmental areas.
Who You Are:
You’re a great fit if you have:
A bachelor’s degree and 1+ year of relevant experience, preferably in either program management, leadership or residence life.
A helpful background includes:
A master’s degree in student personnel or related field; 1+ year of professional/graduate live-in experience; 2+ years residence life experience; 1+ year programming experience.
Skills and attributes we’d like for you to have:
● Advising and supervising student groups
● 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
● 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. 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.
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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