Director of Access & Success

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details Position Title Director of Access & Success Division Student Affairs Department/Office Student Affairs Position Summary

TheAccess and Successdepartment at St. Catherine University invites applications for a Director of Access and Success. This is a regular, full-time position.

The Access and Success department offers support and programs to meet the needs of students who are parenting, or any student who is facing a basic needs emergency impacting their ability to access food, housing, medical care, child care, transportation etc. TheDirector of Access and Successwill be responsible for the administration of the department, supervision of social work staff, and budget and fiscal management. Other responsibilities include:


  • The development, implementation, and evaluation of department vision and goals
  • Evaluation of services, budgeting and fiscal management
  • Development of policies and procedures
  • Consultation and provision of expertise on student crisis and concerns (including emergency financial need, food insecurity, housing insecurity, student parent support and/or pregnant/parenting students, etc) for department staff and for university faculty, staff, alumnae, students, and parents
  • Participate in divisional and college committee work.
  • Promote department awareness within the campus and external to the university
  • Steward gifts and grants that are applicable for access & success
  • Maintain and improve knowledge base through continuing education
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities.

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 in social work or relevant field
  • Licensed social worker (LSW)
  • Experience leading team of professional social work staff
  • Experience with program development and administration
  • Experience collaborating to write and steward grants
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Strong knowledge of community and public social services programs
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in social work or relevant field
  • Experience in a higher education setting or institution,
  • Experience supporting student parents, work with basic needs
  • Experience with grant distribution

We seek creative, adaptable faculty and 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 athr@stkate.eduor 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

To apply:
VisitSt. Kate Careersto apply. In your cover letter, briefly describe your experience leading a team of social workers and your experience writing and stewarding grants. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Lindsay Whipple Application deadline is May 31, 2021.

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:

Posting Number 20210106-STAFF Posting Start Date 05/03/2021 Application Deadline 05/31/2021 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, what was your area of focus?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Please indicate which current and valid social work license you hold in the state of Minnesota.
    • LSW
    • LGSW
    • LICSW
    • I have a social work license in another state
    • I do not have a current and valid social work license
  4. *In which role(s) did you manage a budget and what was the total volume?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *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)

  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 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
  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
    • 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
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • 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
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • 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)
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • Star Tribune
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2

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