St.  Catherine University

Program Coordinator

Jun 02, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Economics & Political Science Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a part-time, 25 hour per week, Grant Funded Program Coordinator position.

The Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics ( MCDE ) is an affiliate of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education and was launched at St. Kate's in 2018. It embodies St. Catherine University's commitment to making economics education accessible to all students. The MCDE promotes and supports diversity in economics at every stage of the educational and career pipeline, ensuring that people of all backgrounds are trained to engage in and influence economic research and decision-making. The Program Coordinator will design, implement and promote co-curricular economics education.


  • Develop and implement workshop series and a mentorship program
  • Collaborate with MCDE director and student workers to plan, organize and present events that feature diverse speakers and opportunities for student engagement
  • Invite speakers, prepare slides and introduction, and promote events via social media and other outlets
  • Organize 1-3 events per month
  • Recruit, train and support teams of mentors / mentees, connecting St Kate's students with alumna and high school students
  • Maintain website by adding research and identifying opportunities to feature student stories
  • Monitor the MCDE email and respond on behalf of the organization in collaboration with the MCDE director
  • Advance new initiatives including research on diversity in economics
  • Contribute to research efforts including an ongoing project to collect data on racial and gender diversity in online economic education materials
  • Maintain relationships with key community partners, particularly with the Minnesota Council for Economics Education

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 with coursework in economics
  • Experience working with diverse groups
  • Experience with project management

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in economics or related field
  • Experience with undergraduate student programming
  • Experience with event planning
  • Experience creating a culture of equity and inclusion
  • Experience mentoring others
  • Experience evaluating programs for effectiveness

We seek creative, adaptable 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

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact NAME at . Priority will be given to applications received by June 15, 2021. Application deadline is July 1, 2021.

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

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