St.  Catherine University

Director of Access & Success

May 03, 2021
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Access and Success department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a Director of Access and Success. This is a regular, full-time position.

The Access and Success department offers support and programs to meet the needs of students who are parenting, or any student who is facing a basic needs emergency impacting their ability to access food, housing, medical care, child care, transportation etc. The Director of Access and Success will be responsible for the administration of the department, supervision of social work staff, and budget and fiscal management. Other responsibilities include:


  • The development, implementation, and evaluation of department vision and goals
  • Evaluation of services, budgeting and fiscal management
  • Development of policies and procedures
  • Consultation and provision of expertise on student crisis and concerns (including emergency financial need, food insecurity, housing insecurity, student parent support and/or pregnant/parenting students, etc) for department staff and for university faculty, staff, alumnae, students, and parents
  • Participate in divisional and college committee work.
  • Promote department awareness within the campus and external to the university
  • Steward gifts and grants that are applicable for access & success
  • Maintain and improve knowledge base through continuing education
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in social work or relevant field
  • Licensed social worker ( LSW )
  • Experience leading team of professional social work staff
  • Experience with program development and administration
  • Experience collaborating to write and steward grants
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Strong knowledge of community and public social services programs

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in social work or relevant field
  • Experience in a higher education setting or institution,
  • Experience supporting student parents, work with basic needs
  • Experience with grant distribution

We seek creative, adaptable faculty and staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

To apply:
Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. In your cover letter, briefly describe your experience leading a team of social workers and your experience writing and stewarding grants. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Lindsay Whipple at . Application deadline is May 31, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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