Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Gustavus Employment Website!

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Employment decisions at Gustavus are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The College does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance or other categories protected by law. All employees are responsible for supporting the concept of equal opportunity and affirmative action and assisting the College in meeting its objectives.

Gustavus will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to, and including termination of employment.

4 Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics), Economics and Management: Macroeconomics and Statistics, Health and Exercise Science: Health and Sport Psychology, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Computer Science OR Discrete Mathematics)

Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics)
Department of Economics and Management

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Management to begin September 1, 2017. Qualified applicants will be considered for the additional appointment of endowed chair of economics-capital systems, a renewable three-year appointment which includes an annual stipend and professional development funds. The purpose of the endowed chair is to advance the teaching and learning of economics, specifically capital systems.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have a doctoral degree in Economics from an AACSB-accredited university. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and maintain an active scholarly research agenda appropriate for a college emphasizing undergraduate education. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

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: Primary teaching responsibilities will include six courses per year. Specific course assignments are somewhat flexible, but would include Business Finance and Principles of Micro- or Macroeconomics plus at least one of the following: Statistics, International Trade and Finance, Economic Development, and Econometrics. Please indicate in your application letter which areas you are qualified and interested in teaching. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to economics_search@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, 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. Sheng Yang, Chair
Department of Economics and Management
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. Sheng Yang at syang10@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to those whose files are complete by October 15, 2016.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2300 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


Economics and Management: Macroeconomics and Statistics
Department of Economics and Management

Pursuant to section 20 C.F.R. § 656.10(d), this notice is being provided as a result of the filing of an application for permanent employment certification for an alien worker with the Department of Labor for the following job opportunity:

POSITION TITLE:         Economics and Management: Macroeconomics and Statistics

POSITION DUTIES:       Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Management. The course load for the position will be 6 courses. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate introductory- and advanced-level economics as well as macroeconomics at the principles and intermediate levels. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The requirements for tenure at Gustavus Adolphus College include 1) excellence in teaching, 2) an emerging pattern of scholarly and professional activities, 3) an emerging pattern of college service, and 4) sympathy with the mission of the college.

REQUIREMENTS:         We seek candidates who have an earned Ph.D. or ABD. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and maintain an active scholarly research agenda appropriate for a college emphasizing undergraduate education. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

LOCATION:                    Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.

Any individual may submit an application to the following individual for consideration for this position:

EMPLOYER NAME/CONTACT: Gustavus Adolphus College, Attn: Julie Kline, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082. Phone: 507-933-6075, Email: jkline@gustavus.edu.

Any individual may provide documentary evidence bearing on this application, with information on available workers and information on wages and working conditions, to the Certifying Officer of the Department of Labor. Addresses: DOL/ETA, Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Atlanta National Processing Center, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

This notice is being provided to workers in the place of intended employment by the following means:

X  Posting a clearly visible and unobstructed notice, for at least ten (10) consecutive business days, in conspicuous location(s) in the workplace, where the employer’s U.S. workers can readily read the posted notice, including but not limited to locations in the immediate vicinity of the wage and hour notices.

AND

X  Publishing the notice in any and all in-house media, whether electronic or printed, in accordance with the normal procedures used for the recruitment of similar positions in the employer’s organization.

DATE POSTED: 11/18/2016

DATE REMOVED: 12/05/2016

LOCATION WHERE THE NOTICE WAS POSTED:   Jackson Campus Center and the Carlson Administration Building 

MEANS OF IN-HOUSE NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES, if applicable:              N/A                          

EXPLANATION OF ANY LACK OF IN-HOUSE NOTICE :     N/A                                                                           

I attest, under penalty of perjury, that the above notice was provided as shown. 

PRINTED NAME AND TITLE: Julie Kline, Associate Vice President, Human Resources                                       
SIGNATURE: Julie C.L. Kline (electronic signature)

DATE: 11/18/2016

Contact: Julie Kline 507-933-6075


Health and Exercise Science: Health and Sport Psychology
Department of Health and Exercise Science

Pursuant to section 20 C.F.R. § 656.10(d), this notice is being provided as a result of the filing of an application for permanent employment certification for an alien worker with the Department of Labor for the following job opportunity:

POSITION TITLE:         Health and Exercise Science: Health and Sport Psychology

POSITION DUTIES:       Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science. The course load for the position will be 6 course equivalents. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Lifespan Psychology (birth to death), Health Behavior (or other courses related to the Public Health minor), Foundations of Coaching (or other courses related to the Coaching minor), and contributions to general education. The candidate may teach a one-month experiential course as part of the regular teaching load. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

REQUIREMENTS:         We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Psychology, Public Health, or a related field, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate will have prior experience in college-level teaching and research in the fields of psychology or public health. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising is essential, as the successful candidate will work closely with students interested in various health professions.

LOCATION:                    Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.

Any individual may submit an application to the following individual for consideration for this position:

EMPLOYER NAME/CONTACT: Gustavus Adolphus College, Attn: Julie Kline, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082. Phone: 507-933-6075, Email: jkline@gustavus.edu.

Any individual may provide documentary evidence bearing on this application, with information on available workers and information on wages and working conditions, to the Certifying Officer of the Department of Labor. Addresses: DOL/ETA, Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Atlanta National Processing Center, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

This notice is being provided to workers in the place of intended employment by the following means:

X  Posting a clearly visible and unobstructed notice, for at least ten (10) consecutive business days, in conspicuous location(s) in the workplace, where the employer’s U.S. workers can readily read the posted notice, including but not limited to locations in the immediate vicinity of the wage and hour notices.

AND

X  Publishing the notice in any and all in-house media, whether electronic or printed, in accordance with the normal procedures used for the recruitment of similar positions in the employer’s organization.

DATE POSTED: 11/18/2016

DATE REMOVED: 12/05/2016

LOCATION WHERE THE NOTICE WAS POSTED:   Jackson Campus Center and the Carlson Administration Building 

MEANS OF IN-HOUSE NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES, if applicable:              N/A                          

EXPLANATION OF ANY LACK OF IN-HOUSE NOTICE :     N/A                                                                           

I attest, under penalty of perjury, that the above notice was provided as shown. 

PRINTED NAME AND TITLE: Julie Kline, Associate Vice President, Human Resources                                       
SIGNATURE: Julie C.L. Kline (electronic signature)

DATE: 11/18/2016

Contact: Julie Kline 507-933-6075


Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Computer Science OR Discrete Mathematics)
Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics to begin September 1, 2017. The department is considering applicants with specializations in either computer science or discrete mathematics; the letter of application should indicate which position is being applied for.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in either Computer Science or Mathematics, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and research is essential.

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 experience represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: The course load for the position will be 6 course equivalents, usually three courses per semester. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Computer Science Position: Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in computer science at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, contributing to courses in general education, and advising of students.

Discrete Mathematics Position: Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in mathematics at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, contributing to courses in general education, and advising of students.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to lboomgaa@gustavus.edu (indicate in the subject line either “CS TT Application” or “Math TT Application”). The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service) via www.MathJobs.org. At least one of the letters of recommendation should specifically address teaching. The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Dr. San Skulrattanakulchai, Supreme Chairbeing
Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Department
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. San Skulrattanakulchai at sskulrat@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2300 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


10 Staff Positions

Assistant Men's and Women's Track & Field Coach, Assistant Director of Campus Safety, Accessible Technology and Retention Specialist, Assistant Director of Community-Based Service Learning, Staff Psychologist, Administrative Manager, Associate Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Director of Gift Planning, Administrative Assistant

Assistant Men's and Women's Track & Field Coach
Athletics

Gustavus Adolphus College, an NCAA Division III institution and a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)  invites applications for a part-time Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach with the Athletics department. This is a seven month position.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the head coach with coaching a specific group or groups of student-athletes
  • Assist in all recruiting efforts and activities within the program.
  • Attend contests; meet with prospective student-athletes on and off campus.
  • Assist in the development of student-athletes.
  • Assist in the organization and administration of practices and game strategies.
  • Assist in the development and promotion of the program.
  • Assist with travel arrangements and all aspects involved.
  • Assist with administrative tasks and duties
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, assigning and evaluating full-time and part-time assistant coaches.
  • Represent Gustavus Adolphus College and the Athletic Department in a professional manner.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • Collegiate coaching experience

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 11/04/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Assistant Director of Campus Safety
Campus Safety

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Campus Safety.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the immediate supervisor for Campus Safety Patrol Officers. To ensure that staff effectively perform their job duties to achieve a safe campus environment. To serve as a member of the Campus Safety Leadership Team. All supervisory tasks are performed in accordance with equal opportunity and affirmative action, non-harassment and employee safety policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets with staff officers during assigned shift to review problems/issues. Answers specific questions or concerns received from the officers.
  • Determines appropriate actions in response to emergency situations. Provides on-site supervision as necessary.
  • Completes or insures the completion of administrative forms/reports related to incidents.
  • Responds to or delegates the dispatching of officers to respond to all incidents on campus.
  • Patrols campus areas to assess the effectiveness of officers on that shift and to provide additional support.
  • Recommends changes to operational/administrative policies or procedures to improve protective or life safety service activities.
  • Create weekly work schedules for full time & part time officers. Adjust work schedules to accommodate vacations, sickness, and special events.
  • Maintain records for ongoing in-service and refresher training of full time and part time officers.
  • Perform monthly maintenance and maintain records of departmental equipment (Alco sensor, portable emergency light systems, AED’s, fire suppression equipment and portable jump start battery packs).
  • Monitor and update color code system for room and building lock up.
  • Process and maintain records of all evidence and property confiscated by officers.  Proper disposition of all property as directed by the director of campus safety.
  • Monitor and maintain excess officer equipment inventory.
  • Assists in the in-service and new officer training programs.
  • Conducts investigations of college policy violations.
  • Serves as a liaison officer to city police, fire and ambulance personnel.
  • Keeps management informed of issues concerning daily operations through periodic meetings, email.
  • Responsible for seeing the daily patrol objectives and special security tasks are completed by officers during tours of duty.
  • Assists in the management of a campus fire safety program including routine fire drills in campus residence halls, scheduling the testing of fire safety systems and providing programming in the area of campus fire safety.
  • Represents the Director of Campus Safety in her/his absence.
  • Performs all services as a professional representative for the college.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures in the Campus Safety Standard Operating.
  • Remain current on changing job responsibilities and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years experience in campus security/safety.
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Office complex and database systems.
  • Mature, emotionally stable individual with ability to use good judgment in making decisions.
  • Pass background investigation, physical and drug/alcohol screening.
  • Maintain valid Minnesota Driver’s License.
  • Following hire must successfully complete First Responder training and the department’s Field Officer Training Program.
  • Following hire must successfully complete Responsible Employee and Campus Security Authority training.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • FEMA NIMS ICS-700, ICS-100, ICS-200 certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Progressive supervisory experience in security on a college campus.
  • First Responder training/certification.
  • Extended Emergency Management training and experience.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:   

  • Exposure to external weather conditions year-round.
  • Extensive physical exercise including walking and climbing.
  • Rotating shift work including days and nights, weekends
  • Exposure to dangerous situations (e.g. weapons, assaults, traffic hazards, and blood borne pathogens).  Threats of personal or environmental (chemical spills, fires, etc.).

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 10/27/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Accessible Technology and Retention Specialist
Center for Academic Resources and Enhancement

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a Accessible Technology and Retention Specialist with the Center for Academic Resources and Enhancement. This position is 30 hours per week, 10 months per year.  

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

This position partners with Disability Services staff to ensure access to technology for students with disabilities/SWD, in keeping with the requirements of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Works individually with SWD while coordinating office personnel (student workers) and technology to meet the needs of students, faculty and the operation of the Center for Academic Resources and Enhancement/CARE.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research and advise Disability Services staff about best-practices in accessible technology, such as captioning; CART; remote interpreting; text to speech; speech to text; braille; screen enlargers; note taking systems; lecture capture and more..
  • Oversee Exam Accommodation process in consultation with DS Staff.  Set-up and monitor accessible technology for exams: security cameras; voice to text; text to speech; screen enlarging and other accommodations as required.
  • Oversee processes for Text to Speech and Speech to Text accommodations for students.
  • Oversee process for Note Taking accommodations for students.
  • Oversee process for meeting the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, including captioning, interpreters for the Deaf, CART and other applicable technologies and services.
  • Meet with students who sustain concussions and other physical limitations, to provide accommodations and access to technology.  
  • Additional Technical tasks:  Update CARE website as needed; manage reports in ClockWork and other student programs; perform tasks in Colleague, Fusion and Image Now programs to support student advising and retention efforts.
  • Hire, train and provide work direction to student workers to ensure that performance goals are attainable.  Coordinate student work schedules and monitor attendance.  Monitor work performance and take corrective action in consultation with CARE staff whenever necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned

SPECIAL PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF STUDENT RETENTION, NEW STUDENT ADVISING AND REGISTRATION:

  • First Year Student Registration: Yearly

    • Oversee all website and print communication regarding advising and registration for first-year students.  In collaboration with CARE Director, department chairs and marketing, create the Advising & Registration Manual using Adobe In-Design.
    • Act as liaison among CARE, First-year curriculum faculty, Gustavus Technology Services, International Student Coordinator and Admission, to oversee the process for advising and registration of new students.
    • Manage Excel data and download reports from online forms.
    • Train and support student workers in answering phone and email questions about registration process, from students and parents.
    • Create and oversee the process to upload calculus and language placement scores for advising and registration.
  • Academic Probation Letters: January and June each year

    • Update 10-13 letter templates each semester with appropriate changes to content and signatures.
    • Perform work in Colleague and Informer to create spreadsheets, merge each letter type and communicate with all parties.  
    • Create and perform process to save PDFs to be uploaded to Clockwork.
    • Assign and communicate revalidation appointments to students.
    • Schedule appeals appointments each semester and coordinate with staff and Academic Probations Committee Chair in the Office of the Provost.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of education beyond high school and two years of experience with technology.
  • Must be proficient in current computer software, and online systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in related field
  • Five years experience with technology and student interaction in a higher education environment.   
  • Experience with Adobe In-Design

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 11/28/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Assistant Director of Community-Based Service Learning
Community-Based Service Learning

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Community-Based Service and Learning.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

The Assistant Director of Community-Based Service Learning is responsible for enhancing both the quantity and quality of co-curricular service programs between the College and the broader St. Peter community.  The Assistant Director provides management and oversight for both on and off campus community service programs and initiatives, supervises student leaders, and evaluates the effectiveness of all co-curricular service programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the Center for Community-Based Service and Learning as a resource for service and leadership among students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
  • Advise the student Program Coordinators in implementing all nine Community Service Programs, including but not limited to: Habitat for Humanity, Pound Pals, Wednesday Friends, and Study Buddies.
  • Manage program budgets, including the oversight and tracking of income and expenses.
  • Foster communication among community agencies, college personnel, and student participants.
  • Recruit, screen, train, and supervise student Program Coordinators and Program Volunteers.
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of Gustavus Engage (Give Pulse), a software platform to manage and track student involvement in service activities.
  • Collaborate with Student Coordinators, and department staff to design program volunteer recognition and retention activities.
  • Work with the Student Coordinators to develop and host information sessions and recruitment activities that introduce students to the Center and its service programs.
  • Serve as a resource and advisor to groups and individuals interested in one time or ongoing service, service learning, social justice, and civic engagement.
  • Assess ongoing service program effectiveness and make modifications as necessary.
  • Supervise and manage the CBSL shuttle service and volunteer activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • A working understanding and experience in coordinating and managing the type of services, programs, and volunteers associated with the Center.
  • A demonstrated ability in the areas of program development, community development, youth and family development.
  • A demonstrated ability creating and maintaining positive relationships within a wide array of constituencies, including community partners and program participants.
  • Knowledge of group process, skilled in group facilitation and co-facilitation, and experience in college student development, volunteer management, and supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • 3+ years of related experience

To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu. Applications will be accepted after October 3, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  This is an 11-month position.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 10/03/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Staff Psychologist
Counseling Center

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a permanent 10-month, full-time, staff psychologist positions beginning approximately January 30, 2017.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

A Staff Psychologist working out of the Gustavus Counseling Center is vital to the academic success and well being of Gustavus Students.  This Staff Psychologist would work along side a staff who are committed to the Gustavus community.

Candidates must hold a M.A., M.S. or M.S.W. and be licensed or license-eligible in the State of Minnesota.  Individuals with a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. in counseling or clinical psychology, and experience in college counseling centers are preferred. Candidates must have a strong commitment to social justice and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and external parties. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 10/20/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Administrative Manager
Finance

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a fulltime Administrative Manager with the Finance Office.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

This exciting new opportunity is a position of great importance in which the person will manage the administrative operations of the office of Vice President for Finance and Administration.  This is a highly critical function that provides technical, analytical and data integrity to support for department functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Independently performs advanced and confidential duties requiring broad experience, skill, and comprehensive knowledge of organization policies and practices.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment/choice involving the comparison and the evaluation of possible courses of action after various possibilities have been considered. Formulates, affects, interprets, or implements management policies or operating practices.
  • Perform work directly related to assisting with the running or servicing of the college including managing office operations, administrative activities, and various budgets.
  • Maintains Vice President’s calendar. Ensures coordination of meetings, travel itineraries and related arrangements.
  • Ensures files and other records are maintained in an orderly and accurate fashion in accordance with the Records Retention Policy.
  • Prioritizes and initiates responses, and ensures information is accurate and meets established standards. Prepares substantial amounts of substantive correspondence on the Vice President’s behalf. Maintains required documentation, including Board level presentations.
  • Management of all insurance claims, certificates, and legal administration.
  • Pulls and gathers budget data from general ledger and other reporting tools.
  • Coordinates a variety of sensitive issues with numerous parties.   Stays informed of issues and concerns involving the Vice President and the college (staff, outside organizations and individuals). Serves as a trusted and effective communications channel for Board Members, senior management and other staff.
  • Review financial and non-financial data and prepares recommendations for the Vice President and the Business Office.
  • Conduit for Vice President on key external relationships such as legal, banking, insurance, and investment advisors.
  • Manages all financial records for the office.  Reviews expenditures and ensures budget parameters are met. Reviews paperwork including expense reports, cash requests and invoice vouchers.
  • Coordinates project work between the Vice President and divisional offices.
  • Liaison of critical system, purchase, and payment matters affecting the division.
  • Create and manage efficiencies for record keeping and retention between VP Office and Business Office.
  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma (or GED), some college coursework and/or 3-5 years of executive level administrative assistant experience required.
  • Proficient with Google Mail, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be a collaborative, self-starter and highly organized individual who possess excellent telephone and public relations skills and is appreciative of the confidentiality and impartiality required for an executive office.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Report development using report writing tools.
  • Accounts Payable and/or financial analysis experience.
  • Experience in system/new process implementation.
  • Experience in a financial office with financial software application.
  • Experience working for a non-profit or university environment.

For more information about this exciting opportunity or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 11/02/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Associate Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis
Finance and Administration

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Associate Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis with the Finance Office.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

This exciting new opportunity provides financial leadership and supervision that supports the President’s Cabinet and Gustavus’ ability to drive profitable growth. The role has multiple facets including strategic components, budget management, operational day to day accountability, driving efficiency, effective analyses, metric tracking, and controlling accountability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide financial leadership for Cabinet and department managers quantification. Develop financial valuations of business initiatives. Key considerations include a deep understanding of key issues, challenges, and success measures for parties. Ensure integrity of data and assumptions, identify gaps and solutions, and also recommend improvements as appropriate.
  • Work closely with V.P. for Finance & Administration in identification of a process that meets the following operational needs: communication, process improvement, integration of solicited feedback, ease of reporting, and clear identification of data points necessary for fiscal management.
  • Oversight of all financial function of the College and Institutional Research. Utilize staff capabilities to attain goals.
  • Leads all financial planning activities for strategic planning and annual budget processes.
  • Evaluate policy, rules, operations work processes and/or work methods of the College.
  • Develop metrics, reports, charts, and automated operational solutions where feasible. Meet routine financial reporting needs.
  • Develop tools to measure success, follow-up, report and provide a means for continued monitoring of department successes or barriers.
  • Assist in analysis to determine departmental capacity planning, analysis, and resource allocation.
  • Regularly write reports to provide documentation of findings and present recommendations by serving as the consultant for others.
  • Identify and recommend automation opportunities within each area of College, including training needs, projected time-lines, and resources needed.
  • Operates as the financial liaison supporting the College for V.P. for Finance and Administration, Board Committee preparation and presentation, other projects as requested.
  • Actively participate on committees of the College providing business acumen.
  • Investment/Financial Relations. Establish and maintain Investment, insurance, and debt management oriented procedures and reporting.
  • Develop meaningful reports for necessary decisions related to optimizing investment returns, maintain covenant compliance while optimizing debt considerations.
  • Keeps leaders informed and current on any recommendations for change, improvements relative to office function, and submission of report conclusions.
  • Recognizes and anticipates where problems may occur. The incumbent must be able to analyze a situation quickly and take action to resolve the issue.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • Thorough understanding of analysis and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
  • 7+ years of financial management experience.
  • Comfort dealing with ambiguity and ability to supplement hard data with intuition and business judgment.
  • Ability to develop and nurture strong collaborative internal and external business relationships and partnerships.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with senior leadership.
  • Previous Project Management background preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills- ERP systems, planning software, data mining.
  • Able to act independently within the parameters of the position description in all areas of authority and responsibility.
  • Proficient with Google Mail, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • CPA or other financial designation.
  • Experience working for a non-profit or university environment.

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082. The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment. Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 09/02/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Compensation and Benefits Manager
Human Resources

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Compensation and Benefits Manager with the Office of Human Resources. 

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

This exciting opportunity is a position of great importance to administer employee benefits and compensation functions for the entire college operations. This position provides special guidance and assistance to all departments/functions on various employee benefit and compensation practices. This position develops cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to the college and employee.  This position is also responsible for ensuring through audits, legal reports and personal interactions that company's compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer employee benefits programs such as retirement plans; medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; and wellness programs.
  • Evaluate and compare existing benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys and other sources of information. Plan, develop and/or participate in area and industry surveys. Analyze results of surveys and develop specific recommendations for review by the Benefits Advisory Committee and the Cabinet.
  • Develop specifications for new plans or modify existing plans to maintain our competitive position in labor market, and obtain uniform benefits package, where possible.
  • Recommend classes of eligible employees for new or modified plans. Develop census data and works with the benefits broker to solicit insurance companies for quotations. Evaluates quotation and make recommendations. Develop cost information for new plans and make premium cost share recommendations.
  • Install approved new plans or changes to existing plans by preparing announcement materials, plan summary documents and other media for communicating plans to employees. Conduct employee meetings and arrange for enrollment. Advise and counsel management and employees on existing benefits.
  • Prepare and execute, with legal consultation, benefits documentation, such as original and amended plan texts, benefit agreements and insurance policies. Instruct insurance carriers, trustees and other administrative agencies outside the company to effect changes in benefits program. Ensure prompt and accurate compliance.
  • Assure company compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Affordable Care Act. Supervise preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, insurance commissioners, and other regulatory agencies. Review and analyze changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits, and report necessary or suggested changes to management. Coordinate company benefits with government-sponsored programs.
  • Supervise maintenance of enrollment and claims records for all benefits plans.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, guidelines and procedures recommending plan revision as well as new plans that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and college objectives; coordinates implementation and provides guidance.
  • Provides advice to leaders and committees on pay decisions, policy and guideline interpretation, and job evaluation, including the design of creative solutions to specific compensation-related programs.
  • Keeps apprised of federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations to ensure company compliance.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business, human resources or related field.
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in compensation.
  • Knowledge of government regulations as they apply to compensation base and incentive compensation programs, company policies, and operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). 
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business, human resources or related field.
  • Higher education experience

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, https://gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment/staff-application.pdf. Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 11/23/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Director of Gift Planning
Office of Advancement

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Director of Gift Planning with the Office of Advancement.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

This opportunity is a position of great importance to engage and build relationships with individuals connected to the College for the purpose of cultivating, soliciting, and securing major and planned gifts for the College. Directors of Gift Planning work as a team for the benefit of Gustavus Adolphus College.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Vice President and other members of the gift planning staff.
  • Participates actively in strategic and annual planning for the Advancement Office; and participates in the implementation of the strategic plan for the College.
  • Spends at least 50% of his/her time in the field with prospective donors, half of this time may be spent traveling outside of the Twin Cities region; actively engages and participates in the team’s prospect review process.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the members of the entire Advancement staff, and as required, the President and executive staff, members of the Board of Trustees, senior college administrators, and faculty, to accomplish annual and longer term fund-raising goals.
  • Provides leadership for developing and carrying out fund-raising efforts in strategic demographic areas/regions and supports the constituent engagement opportunities associated with those regions.
  • Provides targeted and coordinated leadership for the Reunion Giving Program with strategic attention and responsibility for a signature Reunion Class (or Classes) fund-raising efforts.  This responsibility to include (but not limited to): class fund-raising goal setting, committee selection and recruitment, individual solicitation, discovery visit coordination, and reunion weekend planning.
  • Works with colleagues to develop and implement successful gift planning marketing, education, recognition, and stewardship programs; and participates in growing the membership of the College’s recognition societies.
  • Grows in professional expertise; (and as budget allows) participates in professional organizations, attends pertinent local, regional, or national continuing education meetings; reads supportive professional publications.
  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Ability to focus on priorities, meet deadlines, and achieve established fund-raising goals.
  • Excellent skill in written, interpersonal, and public communication.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating, soliciting, and closing major outright, deferred, and annual fund gifts
  • Demonstrated success in carrying out annual, capital, and/or comprehensive fund raising campaigns.
  • Demonstrated success in effectively leading and managing volunteers for fund-raising efforts.
  • Demonstrated success in working as an effective member of a fund-raising team.
  • Computer literacy, usage of applicable software, and office technology.
  • Knowledge of strategic and annual planning
  • Demonstrated ability in maintaining high levels of confidentiality.
  • Experience with and commitment to the mission of a church-related liberal arts college.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a discipline related to the field of advancement
  • 5+ years of fund-raising experience

Work Environment:

  • Routine travel by car and plane (and sometimes train) is required.
  • Traveling by personal vehicle is required, mileage is reimbursed.
  • Evenings and weekends is an expectation, as the College events calendar demands.
  • Ability to lift, pull, and carry approximately 10 to 30 pounds.

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 10/27/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Administrative Assistant
Interpretive Center

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a temporary, full-time Administrative Assistant with the Interpretive Center. This is a six month position beginning February 1, 2017. 

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

This purpose of this position is to manage the activities, usage and rental of the Linnaeus Arboretum and the Melva Lind Interpretive Center facilities for both Gustavus and off-campus patrons. To help enhance Gustavus’ outreach to the community by assisting the Naturalist with planning and implementation of events and programs..

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional, informative and friendly service to on and off-campus users.
  • Promote rental business and interaction with renters

  • Plan, schedule speakers for the monthly seminars

  • Design, plan the annual Fall Fest of the arboretum

  • Process invoices and payment for personal rental of the Center/Arboretum.

  • Coordinate and distribute monthly reservation schedules to the various offices to facilitate their service to the Arboretum/Interpretive Center users.

  • Maintain constant contact with these offices to ensure that requests are met.

  • Carefully orchestrate facility transition from event to event when they are closely scheduled in order to ensure optimal use of facility by each group.

  • Daily correspondence (via e-mail) or voice mail managing matters pertaining to the facilities or continuing education lecture series.

  • Procure office equipment, as necessary, to ensure efficient function of the office.

  • Ensure that the Interpretive Center space is maintained with such amenities as appropriate seasonal decor, wood available for the fireplace, informational posters and brochures, etc.

  • Ensure that the building and grounds are in safe, clean and presentable condition.

  • Assist with management of the membership of the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum:

  • Assistance to the Directors and Naturalist in implementation of programs/events associated with their individual program.

  • Assistance to the Director of Environmental Studies (ES) Program and to the Director of Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation.

  • Management of budgets for Linnaeus Arboretum, Melva Lind Interpretive Center and Environmental Studies Program.

  • Ensure working condition of on-site equipment.

  • Supervision and designation of tasks to student employees.

  • Train, schedule, and supervise student employees at the Interpretive Center and for the Environmental Studies Program.

  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Secretarial/computer training

  • Secretarial/office experience

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, FileMaker Pro and Eudora programs.

  • Good communication and strong organizational skills

  • Self-motivated and attention to detail with an ability to make decisions and think independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 11/04/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304