Manager of Student Employment & Leadership - Community Work & Learning

Posting Details Position Title Manager of Student Employment & Leadership - Community Work & Learning Primary Campus Posting Number 20200038-STAFF Position Summary

The Center for Community Work and Learningat St. Catherine University invites applications for aManager of Student Employment and Leadershipposition. This is a regular, full-time position.

St. Catherine Universityin 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 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 Center for Community Work and Learning (CWL) engages community partners to enhance student academic learning and create opportunities for student leadership development through service-learning and student employment on and off campus. This position leadsCWLstudent employment program vision and oversight while providing day to day implementation and support of our student workers. The position ensures thatCWLstudent employment programs accomplish student learning and leadership development objectives, community and campus partner priorities, and advance the university’s mission and academic master plan.

Position Summary:

  • Engage students and student leaders in deepening their academic experience through work with local programs that serve our community and support social justice goals.
  • Mentor students in navigating their experiences.
  • 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.
  • Lead CWL’s student employment programs and budget management.
  • Manage Community Leaders and Assistantship Mentoring Program.
  • Collaborate with and support community partners and campus stakeholders.
  • Create and deliver professional development training for graduate and undergraduate students.
  • SuperviseCWLstudent coordinators and student workers participating inCWLemployment programs.
  • Oversee grant proposals and reports including budget and narrative tracking.
  • Supervise America Reads Tutor Program staff.
  • Lead evaluation and documentation work specific to student employment programs withCWLstaff.
  • Work collaboratively withCWLstaff to advance Center goals and high-impact practices.
  • Communicate respectfully and build trusting relationships with people of all backgrounds.
Required Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of experience in higher education, civic/community engagement, nonprofit or related field
  • One year of supervisory experience including hiring, training, motivating, and facilitating professional development for professional or student employees
  • Experience in project and/or program oversight, design, management, and evaluation
  • Budget management and tracking experience within the nonprofit or community program arena
  • Experience using microsoft office and google suite
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

    Master’s degree
  • Five years of experience in community/civic engagement within higher education
  • Experience creating and implementing programs in an educational setting
  • Grant writing and/or grant management experience
  • Experience with community-based research

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! For position information, email D’Ann Urbaniak Lesch, Three references and successful completion of a background check are required for employment.Applications will be accepted until October 7, 2020. Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2020.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer; Tobacco-Free Campuses

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 09/16/2020 Close Date 10/07/2020 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 many years of full-time work experience do you have in one or more of the following environments: ● College or university ● Civic or community engagement ● Nonprofit
    • None
    • One year
    • Two years
    • Three years
    • Four years
    • Five years
    • Six years or more
  3. *How many years of experience do you have where you supervised employees or students? Additionally, in which roles did you gain this experience?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *In which position did you gain experience in project and/or program design, management and evaluation?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *In which role(s) have you managed a budget and what was the total volume?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *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
  7. *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
  8. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. *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. Professional Reference Contact Information

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