• Living Learning Program Manager, Residence Life

    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/21/2019 3:49 PM)
    Number of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open until Filled
    Type of Search
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to all qualified applicants.
    Position Number
    St Paul
    Residence Life - Student Affairs
    FLSA Status
    Employment Type
    Full-Time Staff
    Benefits Eligible

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Living Learning Program Manager opportunity within Residence Life.


    The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



    The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    • Medical, dental, and vision options
    • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


    The Department of Residence Life is implementing a two-year residency requirement, collaborating on the First-Year Experience program, enhancing its Living Learning Program with growth in the first-year and expansion into the second-year, increasing its housing capacity, and renovating its existing portfolio to best serve the future learning and engagement needs of students.


    The Living Learning Program Manager for the Department of Residence Life will primarily provide leadership and coordination for the Living Learning Program (LLP).  The LLP includes first-year living learning communities (LLCs), first-year themed/special interest communities, and second-year LLC/themed/special interest communities.  This position will focus on the implementation and coordination of co-curricular student learning within the LLP that aligns with the division’s Tommie Advantage curricular approach, and emphasizes collaboration across the division and university.  The position will work closely with Faculty, Academic Affairs, Academic Counseling & Support, the Center for Student Achievement, Student Affairs, Dining Services, and Enrollment Services.    



    • Provide Leadership and Coordination for First-Year Living and Learning:
      • Collaborate with the First-Year Experience Committee, Academic Counseling & Support, Faculty and Academic Affairs Administration to secure courses, faculty, and/or academic connections to all first-year living learning communities.
      • Ensure the creation of communities that support retention, diversity and inclusion, and preparation for the challenges of our world.
      • Collaborate with Enrollment Services to market and recruit first-year students into the program.
      • Support the development and implementation of the First-Year Experience Program and the Tommie Advantage curriculum.
      • Partner with the Center for Student Achievement to design and implement a model of continuous assessment and improvement.
      • Provide supervision of undergraduate and graduate students
    • Provide Leadership and Coordination for Second-Year Living and Learning:
      • Create, Design and Launch Second-Year Living Learning Communities as part of the two-year residency requirement and integration of living and learning across campus.
      • Collaborate with Faculty and Academic Affairs to secure academic connections to all second-year living learning communities.
      • Collaborate divisionally to provide experiential and applied learning, i.e., well-being, sustainability, career competencies, inclusive leadership.
      • Partner with the Center for Student Achievement to design and implement a model of continuous assessment and improvement.
      • Serve as a liaison to Career Development to facilitate targeted career development opportunities.
      • Provide supervision of undergraduate and graduate students


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Three years of program administration/office management experience, preferably in higher education

    An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.  


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in related field
    • Experience working in Student Affairs or Residence Life
    • Background with curricular approach to work in Residence Life and/or Student Affairs a plus


    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.


    In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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