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Career and Professional Development Manager

St. Catherine University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Career and Professional Development Manager

Division: Academic Affairs
Department/Office: Career Development

The Career & Professional Development office at St. Catherine University invites applications for a Career & Professional Development Manager position. This is a regular, full-time position that primarily works on-campus.

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.

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:

  • Three weeks of accrued vacation time as well as fourteen (14) paid holidays and six paid “gift” days when the university is closed.
  • Accrued sick time.
  • Free tuition for employees and reduced tuition for their families after one year of service
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service

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:
  • 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.

Application instructions:

Posting Number: 20220472-STAFF
Posting Start Date: 06/02/2023
Application Deadline: 6/16/2023

To apply, visit

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.


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