St.  Catherine University

Director of Student Center & Activities

Location
Minnesota
Posted
Nov 29, 2022
Closes
Jan 06, 2023
Ref
20220387-STAFF
Category
Education
Employment Status
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Director of Student Center & Activities
Division
Student Affairs
Department/Office
Student Cntr/Activities

Position Summary Information

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St. Catherine University and the Student Center & Activities ( SCA ) department invite applications for a full-time Director of Student Center & Activities.

Reporting to the Universities senior student affair officer, the Director develops and implements the mission and goals for the Student Center and the Student Center & Activities ( SCA ) department, working collaboratively with a diverse student body in creating an inclusive and engaging program of activities and events for our community.

St. Catherine University is the largest private university for women in the nation and has been identified as a Minority Serving Institution ( MSI ) where our students self-identify as BIPOC at 38% across all colleges, 31% are first-generation college students, and 34% receive Pell Grant funding. This positioncoordinates and facilitates the daily operation of the SCA office and the Coeur de Catherine Information Center, leading a team of staff and student employees who create an inclusive, welcoming and friendly environment for all students to resource. Responsibilities include:


  • Create and steward policies and processes that serve students' involvement needs
  • Design & implement leadership development training programs and opportunities
  • Advise comprehensive Student Governance structures
  • Advise College for Women Student Government (Senate)
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate professional staff so that they are effective and successful
  • Supervise professional staff, graduate assistants and student employees
  • Oversee 60+ Chartered Student Organizations
  • Arrange training for club officers, advisors and leaders in event planning and group development
  • Co-Chair new student Orientation Steering Committee for the university


Employees at St. Kate's feel a deep connection to the University's Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Twenty (20) days a year when the university is closed
  • Free tuition for employees and their families after one year of service
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service


The Director has overall responsibility for the Student Center, both the facility and the program. The Director is responsible for the overall design, planning, direction and administration of the operational, programmatic, financial and staffing functions of the Student Center and will provide leadership and supervision to the professional staff. The Director will work collaboratively with other offices/departments located within Coeur de Catherine to meet student needs.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Higher Education or College Student Development required
  • Five (5) years of professional experience in student activities and or student center management
  • Supervisory/advisory experience including hiring, training, motivating and facilitating professional development for students or professional employees
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a Catholic liberal arts institution dedicated to women's education
  • Experience developing and managing a budget


Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience with establishing and maintaining strong collaborative working relationships with students, student organizations, faculty, staff and agents.
  • Fluency in one of the following languages: ASL , Hmong, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese


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 hr@stkate.edu 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.

In addition to submitting a cover letter, resume/CV and references, candidates for this position are asked to submit a Diversity Statement outlining their experience and qualifications as it relates to serving students from diverse backgrounds.

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, including a booster, 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 stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine .

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: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. * For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * St. Kate's is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 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, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation / exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination and booster documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  6. * St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  7. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • DisabilityConnect.com
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • DiversityConnect.com
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTConnect.com
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • OutandEqual.com
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Star Tribune
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • VeteransConnect.com
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Diversity statement
Optional Documents

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