St.  Catherine University

Associate Director, CWL

Nov 29, 2021
Jan 04, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
St. Catherine University and the Center for Community Work & Learning ( CWL ) office invites applications for an Associate Director position.

The Center for Community Work and Learning ( CWL ) facilitates meaningful community and civic engagement through course-based work, scholarship, and student employment; providing students with opportunities to practice critical and creative thinking, living out St. Kate's values of social justice and leadership. The Associate Director visions the theory and practice of critical service-learning, working to co-create models of community engagement that advance the university mission toward mutual benefit with community partners.

  • Collaborate with Director to move CWL work forward strategically across institution and externally, bringing in service-learning expertise, scholarship and program development.
  • Lead St. Kate's visibility in the service-learning field locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Connect service-learning across courses, departments and semesters; ensure that faculty, student, and community partner interaction and impact is positive.
  • Work with faculty and departments to design and implement course-based service-learning, including developing and adapting curriculum, leading or co-teaching class sessions, and educating faculty on best practices.
  • Identify and develop appropriate community sites for service-learning and research opportunities, creating and maintaining effective, reciprocal relationships.
  • Communicate actively and consistently with community organizations, engaging their staff in the shared work.
  • Supervise and support the service-learning Program Coordinator, student workers, and graduate intern.
  • Develop and implement departmental communications, outreach and marketing efforts through print and digital mediums.
  • Present St. Kate's work to the broader public at statewide, regional and national meetings and conferences.
  • Develop and integrate CWL assessment work to advance overall department goals including service-learning and student employment.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, 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 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience in service-learning or experiential learning
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current issues and future direction of community engagement in higher education
  • Experience working with and supporting diverse populations; ability to work collaboratively and effectively with people of all identities (i.e., ages, cultures, backgrounds, etc.)
  • Experience creating collaborative, respectful and effective relationships with stakeholders that may include students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community partner organizations.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining social media and website content, and ability to learn St. Kate's software and technology (i.e., Microsoft Publisher, photo editing software, etc.)
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office and Google suites

  • Master's degree
  • Four years of professional experience in community engagement within higher education, non-profit administration, community training and development or a related field

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Six years of professional experience in community engagement within higher education, non-profit administration, community training and development or a related field

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with curriculum development and teaching and conducting research, both integrated with community partners.
  • Experience designing surveys and evaluations using Qualtrics or a similar software.

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 D'Ann Lesch at . Application deadline is January 3, 2021.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

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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