Career & Professional Development Manager

Posting Details Position Title Career & Professional Development Manager Primary Campus St. Paul Posting Number 20200035-STAFF Position Summary

TheCareer & Professional Developmentoffice at St. Catherine University invites applications for aCareer & Professional Development Managerposition. This is a regular, full-time position.

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 both women and men. 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.

The Career and Professional Development office’s goal is to support student career success! The Manager provides oversight for staff and student workers and delivers direct services to students, alumni, faculty, and other campus departments. This position also collaborates with employers to develop career education delivery and with academics and other campus offices to promote career readiness and career success.


  • Hire, train and lead a professional team committed to supporting students in their career discovery.
  • Drive the delivery of high touch, rapid response customer service to a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
  • Design, coordinate and monitor high-quality, innovative and relevant online and in-person career and professional development programs to meet the needs of students, alumni, faculty and employers.
  • Oversee and analyze the effectiveness of career development processes and support the creation of new processes, tools and resources to ensure staff can effectively achieve priorities and goals.
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Conduct evaluations of online services and resources to recommend updates.
  • Collaborate with the Employer Partnership Strategist to support the development of the internship program, experiential learning, career-building activities, and programs in partnership with academics.
  • Partner with faculty to deliver career programs.
  • Engage with and contribute to campus-wide committees for enrollment and retention.
  • Create and deliver content for workshops, presentations, and the Career Development for Women course on an as needed basis.
  • Advise students and alumni on career discovery, job search, resumes, interviews, letter writing, etc.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with academic affairs, student affairs, and other key stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of experience in any of the following: training and professional development, career education, workforce and economic development, or business / project management.
  • Supervisory experience including hiring, training, budgeting, coaching, and motivating.
  • Experience educating and presenting to small and large groups.
  • Knowledge of job markets.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google suite of products.
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education, career development, training and professional development or a related field.
  • Five years of experience in any of the following: training and professional development, career education, workforce and economic development, or business / project management.

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.

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary

Visit to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Application deadline is September 18, 2020.

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 MidwestHERCand 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:

Permanent Link to Posting Posting Start Date 08/28/2020 Close Date 09/18/2020 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. *How much experience do you have in any of the following: • Training and professional development • Career education • Workforce and economic development • Business / project management
    • None
    • One year
    • Two years
    • Three years
    • Four years
    • Five years
    • Six years
    • Seven years or more
  3. *In which position did you supervise employees and for how long? Please note that supervision should include: • Hiring • Training • Budgeting • Coaching • Motivating

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *What are your top three strategies for how we align education with the needs of the workforce?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *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
  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 H1-B 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 referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. References

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