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Residence Life Area Coordinator

St. Olaf College
Job Location:
Northfield, Minnesota
Residence Life and Housing

About the Role:

St. Olaf College is a private, residential, liberal arts college with 3,100 students in Northfield, Minnesota. Northfield, a vibrant and engaged community, is located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities. St. Olaf provides an intensely residential experience in its eleven residence halls. This live-on, 12-month position oversees two halls and provides robust opportunities for professional growth.

What You'll Do:

The Division of Student Life believes in strong support for its students and encouragement of community-mindedness. As an Area Coordinator at St. Olaf, no two days are the same. The position offers the ability to work closely with motivated, involved, and passionate Oles. A typical week includes supervision of staffs, advising of Hall Councils, promotion of student wellness, and conduct facilitation. Area Coordinators work regularly with other departments, especially with the Dean of Students Office.

Who You Are:

You're a great fit if you have:

A bachelor's degree and 2+ years of relevant residence life live-in or programming experience.

A helpful background includes:

A master's degree in student personnel or related field, 1+ year of professional/graduate live-in experience.

Skills and attributes we'd like for you to have:

  • Advising and supervising student groups
  • Navigating complex interpersonal environments
  • Ability and willingness to support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community
  • Ability to establish a rapport and work collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, and administration

Who We Are:

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

One of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power. Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

St. Olaf College offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee's health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee's children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here:

A summary of the flexible work policy:

A virtual campus tour:

An overview of Northfield:

An overview of the Twin Cities:

St. Olaf College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply). To be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you need to have received the COVID-19 vaccination dose(s), plus a COVID-19 booster shot by February 1, 2022, or within two weeks of eligibility for a booster.

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