Employment Opportunities

As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

1 Academic Position

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry)
Department of Chemistry

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2015.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential; in their application candidates should discuss their commitment to teaching a student-centered undergraduate chemistry curriculum in a liberal arts environment.

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: The teaching load will be seven course equivalents. Primary teaching responsibilities will include: 100-level organic chemistry lecture and associated labs, 200-level biochemistry laboratories, 100-level Principles of Chemistry laboratories, and a possible January Term experiential course determined by candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to chem-search@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service). The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Dr. Scott Bur, Search Committee Chair
Department of Chemistry
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Scott Bur at 507-933-7320 or chem-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on July 2, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to complete application files received by July 2, 2015.

The Gustavus Department of Chemistry graduates approximately 30 majors each year. The Department prepares students for continuing education in post-graduate professional programs in chemistry, environmental or health-related fields. Students are engaged in research experiences both within and outside of classes.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2400 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

8 Administrative Positions

Assistant Dean of Financial Aid, Assistant Director of Advancement Services, Assistant Director of Career Development: Internship Program, Director of Communication Services and Sports Information, Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations, Director of the Diversity Center, Information Systems Development and Support Specialist, Interim Study Away Enrollment and Logistics Coordinator

Assistant Dean of Financial Aid
Financial Aid

Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Financial Aid.  This position will assist the Dean of Financial Aid to manage the College’s student financial aid programs.

Requirements for this position are: a bachelor’s degree; proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel; demonstrated strengths in the areas of attention to detail, organization, interpersonal communication (verbal and written), and the ability to work as part of a larger office and college team.

Preferred qualifications are: previous college financial aid administrative experiences; experience in and understanding of the strategic use of financial aid in the recruitment and retention of students; familiarity with Ellucian Colleague and COD; familiarity with Federal Direct Loan program and familiarity with federal verification.

Please submit letter of application, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN 56082. Applications may be submitted electronically to nhaukoos@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Assistant Director of Advancement Services
Advancement

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full time Assistant Director of Advancement Services in the Advancement Office. This person will provide leadership in the management of all Advancement constituent records, while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity. Using the database to analyze big data and establish patterns of giving. These responsibilities are performed as a team member of Advancement Services and carried out in such a manner as to contribute to the overall success of Advancement.

Major Areas of Accountability Include:

1.      Ensuring and maintaining the highest standards of data integrity for nearly 200,000 Advancement constituent records.

2.      Developing, testing and providing reports in a timely manner in support of the Advancement Office and College fundraising and engagement efforts.

3.      Identifying and implementing improvements to the database to meet the growing needs of Advancement.

4.      Providing new and on-going training for all staff (including student employees) in the proper usage of Ellucian’s Colleague Advancement and ImageNow.

5.      Supervising a team of student employees who work towards capturing all past, present future data/affiliations/activities/events of our alumni.

6.      Creating and maintaining strategic reports and dashboards for Board of Trustees, President’s Cabinet and Advancement.

7.      Supervising all biographical data entry in Ellucian’s Colleague Advancement.

8.      Providing leadership for the over-all scanning and records maintenance activities to ensure that they are performed in an efficient and effective manner by the staff who have day-to-day responsible for these activities.

Required: bachelor's degree; minimum of five years of relevant experience at a similar level with advanced computer skills required; high level of knowledge in the areas of fundraising and advancement systems and procedures related to advancement management; demonstrated competence in records and information management; leadership capabilities; excellent judgment and decision-making abilities; ability to interpret and evaluate user requirements and produce and analyze data; strong interpersonal and communications skills are mandatory as is the ability to use tact and sound judgment in all activities while working with all levels of academic and administrative staff; must be able to deal effectively and professionally with users whose computer literacy ranges from the novice to the advanced; good presentation skills;  and excellent project management skills.  Must be able to maintain high level of confidentiality; manage as an effective and proactive team player; effectively work both independently and collegially and focus on priorities and meet deadlines.

Please submit letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to nhaukoos@gustavus.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Director of Career Development: Internship Program
Career Center

Gustavus Adolphus College seeks an innovative, enthusiastic and motivated professional to join the Career Development team.  The Assistant Director of Career Development: Internship Program is responsible for providing students with information, opportunity, and support as they engage in career development activities appropriate for undergraduate liberal arts students.  This individual will work on developing and implementing sites for career related experiences that are integrated into the career development process. 

A Master’s degree is strongly preferred in areas of study related to counseling, student development, and career education, and a Bachelor’s degree required.  Must have experience and credentials in career counseling; demonstrated knowledge of career development theory and practice; demonstrated ability to effectively manage programs; proficiency with computer databases (i.e. CSO, Symplicity) and web-based environments to facilitate service delivery and community outreach; experience working with undergraduate liberal arts students is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, résumé, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references.  The position is open until filled with review of applications to begin on June 10, 2015.  Information may be submitted electronically to Cynthia Favre at internshipsearch@gustavus.edu or mailed to Career Development, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Ave., Saint Peter, MN 56082.  For additional information, contact Cynthia Favre at (507) 933-7272 or cfavre@gustavus.edu

Director of Communication Services and Sports Information
Marketing and Communication

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for the position of Director of Communication Services and Sports Information. The Director serves as a primary contact and conduit for Gustavus Adolphus College in working with internal “clients” to develop and implement communication strategies that create an effective balance between institutional communication priorities and program-specific communication goals.  Guided by the College’s mission and strategic plan as well as the Marketing and Communication division’s statement of purpose, the Director of Communication Services and Sports Information will help to raise the visibility, reputation, and image of the College by promoting its programs, events, and people through a variety of communication strategies.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; two to three years’ experience in a sports information office or athletic communications environment; a high level of computer literacy including Macintosh and PC and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Automated Scorebook and StatCrew and prior experience in Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Concert, and Acrobat; a high level of social media literacy including proficiency in Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Instagram; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. A master’s degree is preferred.

Please send letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Director of Communication Services and Sports Information Search, % Human Resources, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082 or email to nhaukoos@gustavus.edu.  Applications received by June 29, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations
Advancement

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full time Director of Government, Foundation and Corporate Relations in the Advancement Office. This person will develop and implement a comprehensive campus-wide program to secure external grants and contracts from government agencies, private foundations and corporations in support of institutional priorities.

Bachelor's degree is required, advanced degree preferred with a minimum of five years seeking and securing government grants.  Experience in strategic short- and long-term planning; strong writing and editing skills; experience in writing proposals; excellent financial, organizational, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality; and must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

Please submit letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to nhaukoos@gustavus.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Director of the Diversity Center
Dean of Students

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for the position of Director of the Diversity Center.

Primary Objectives: The Director provides a welcoming environment for underrepresented students and assists the College in meeting its goal for being a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. In collaboration with others, the Director of the Diversity Center plays a pivotal leadership role in the development and implementation of campus initiatives that work to:

-          invite all students, faculty, and staff to communicate across lines of race, ethnicity, sex, religion, gender, class, sexual orientation, and other social identities;

-          cultivate a campus environment that supports and promotes diverse perspectives as valuable elements of a liberal arts education and of life-long learning;

-          heighten cultural awareness, an appreciation of diversity, promote inclusion and multicultural understanding;

-          promote a campus culture that affirms and capitalizes upon the culturally diverse backgrounds and experiences of its students, faculty and staff;

-          facilitate multicultural interaction and learning among students, staff, and faculty.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • To serve as a campus advocate, informal counselor and liaison for underrepresented student populations;
  • To advise and support the Building Bridges Conference co-chairs and planning committee;
  • To advise and support the Diversity Leadership Council, an umbrella organization for 15+ diverse student groups on campus;
  • To support efforts of the Division of Student Life (orientation, campus activities, residential life, campus safety, counseling & health service) to develop culturally responsive services that are inclusive and effective in meeting the changing needs of a diverse student population;
  • To serve as a member of various campus-wide committees including but not limited to DEIC (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee) and bias incident response team;
  • To provide diversity-focused training for various groups of student staff including orientation leaders (Gustie Greeters), residential life paraprofessionals (Collegiate Fellows), and peer educators (Peer Assistants);
  • To develop and implement programs and initiatives that help all members of the campus community grow in civility, mutual respect and understanding;
  • To perform all functions of a department head including budget management, supervision, assessment, strategic planning/goal setting, and reporting;
  • To oversee all Diversity Center operations, services, and collaborative programs.

Qualifications, Required:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing programs for promoting multicultural understanding within an educational, business or non-profit setting.
  • Strong leadership abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • A high degree of energy, creativity and integrity.
  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse populations.

·         The ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with students and their families, faculty, staff and others.

Preferred:

·         Three to five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience working with diverse populations in higher education.

·         A mature understanding of issues and trends in higher education programs which focus on the retention needs of underrepresented student groups.

·         An understanding of identity development theory as it relates to the systemic and institutional factors that support the recruitment and retention of students.

  • A demonstrated familiarity with liberal arts education within a residential setting.

Some evening and weekend hours are an integral part of this position.  Responsibilities may also include occasional travel with students to conferences and trainings.

To apply for the position please send via email 1) a letter of application, 2) a one-page essay articulating your philosophy regarding the role of a diversity center at a liberal arts college, 3) a resume, and 4) contact information for four professional references with the subject line “Application for Director of the Diversity Center” to: dos@gustavus.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please direct questions to Megan Ruble, 507-933-7526, dos@gustavus.edu.

Information Systems Development and Support Specialist
GTS

Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking an Information Systems Development and Support Specialist who will assist the campus in the support, configuration, and implementation of computing resources as they relate our campus enterprise resource planning (ERP) system (Ellucian Colleague).  This position will provide support, problem solve, evaluate and implement solutions for administrative applications and databases. 

Candidates should have outstanding customer service skills. Experience with Ellucian Colleague, Unidata, and UNIX is desirable. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits.  Flexible start date.

Please submit letter of application, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Human Resources, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN 56082.  Applications may be submitted electronically to nhaukoos@gustavus.edu.   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Interim Study Away Enrollment and Logistics Coordinator
Center for International and Cultural Education

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Interim Study Away Enrollment and Logistics Coordinator in a one-year, paid internship. The position will offer the incumbent experience in a wide variety of functions in an international office and is therefore a wonderful opportunity for an individual seeking to establish a long-term career in the field of international education.

This fixed-term staff member will be assigned varying duties depending on their experience and skills and the needs of the CICE during the internship year. The work will primarily be in the study away operation and may include such diverse tasks as: enrollment management (application and post-decision, emergency information), visa processing, serving as a point person for program questions, assisting in screening applicants, pre-departure orientation coordination, preparing program materials, assisting in program planning and program budget management, processing program payments and reconciling accounts, negotiating with service providers, maintaining relationships with partner organizations, and other duties as assigned. The incumbent may work with a small team of student interns as well.

Required: Bachelor's degree. Candidate must be able to create and maintain positive relationships with a broad array of CICE constituents, including faculty, staff, students, parents of students and program partners. Flexibility, resourcefulness, and initiative in both individual and team projects will be necessary.

Preferred: A master's degree or some graduate-level study in international education (or a closely related field) preferred. Experience in the field of international education and a working knowledge of Terra Dotta's Studio Abroad software are also preferred. Additional desirable experience includes: international experience (study, work, volunteering, or living abroad), and experience in project, program, and/or budget management.

Please submit letter of interest, resume or CV, and a list of three professional references to Dr. Roger Adkins at radkins2@gustavus.edu. Please use INTERNSHIP APPLICATION as the subject line. Questions about the position may be directed to the same. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the opening is filled. The position begins on or about August 1, 2015, and is a fixed-term position for a period of one year. Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with a newly hired study away adviser at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families.

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2 Support Staff Positions

Custodial Staff, Dining Service Staff

Custodial Staff
Custodial

The Custodial Department at Gustavus Adolphus College has the following positions available:

Heavy Duty/Custodian         one position – 5 am-1 pm Thursday, Friday, Monday and 6 am- 2 pm Saturday & Sunday

Heavy Duty/Custodian         one positon – 5 am-1 pm Monday-Friday

Part-time Custodians            two positions – 6 am-10 am Saturday & Sunday 

Candidates for these positions must be reliable, adaptable, have good work attendance and be able to work with minimal supervision. 

To receive an application form, call (507) 933-7304 or you may download an application above. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Heavy Duty Grade 4

Custodian Grade 2

Dining Service Staff

The Dining Service at Gustavus Adolphus College has the following positions available:

Bakery – 4pm-8pm, Mon-Fri, weekends as needed 20 hpw/52 wpy  Grade 3 

AM Cashier – 6am-2:30pm, weekend rotation 40 hpw/40 wpy Grade 3

Courtyard Cafe – 6:45am-3:15pm Mon-Fri, weekends as needed 40 hpw/40 wpy Grade 4

Deli – 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, weekends as needed 40 hpw/52 wpy Grade 3

PM Cook – 12noon-8:30pm, weekend rotation 40 hpw/52 wpy Grade 3

Supervisor – hours vary, weekend rotation 40 hpw/52wpy Grade 5

PM Dishroom – 11:30am-8pm, Mon-Fri weekends as needed 40 hpw/52wpy Grade 2

These positions require a high school diploma or equivalent and 1 year of related work experience.  To receive an application form, call the Department of Human Resources (507) 933-7304 or you may download an application above.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.