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Founded in 1874 by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants, St. Olaf is a nationally ranked liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Northfield, Minnesota.

St. Olaf College challenges 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.

Know as ''The Hill,'' St. Olaf College's picturesque 300-care campus is home to 16 academic and administrative buildings, 30 student residences, and 10 athletic facilities. As a residential college, 95 percent of St. Olaf students reside in one of the 11 residence halls and 19 academic and special interest honor houses. Adjacent to campus are 325 acres of restored wetlands, woodlands, and native tall grass prairie owned and maintained by St. Olaf. The college also has a utility-grade wind turbine, and 40 acres of college-owned land are blanketed with solar panels. The college's solar subscriptions, combined with the energy generated by its wind turbine, have enabled St. Olaf to achieve 100 percent carbon-free electrical power.

Historic downtown Northfield, within walking distance of campus, features coffeehouses, sandwich shops, restaurants, gift stores and local art galleries. Northfield is also home to Carleton College, an athletic rival whose campus is just across the Cannon River.

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Highlights

  • Nationally ranked liberal arts college
  • Located 45 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul in historic Northfield
  • Total enrollment of 3,040 students, with 213 full time faculty
  • 27 varsity teams, 14 for men and 13 for women

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Ariel shot of the St. Olaf Campus
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Old Main on the college campus

Jobs

Operating Engineer
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
About the Role:    Do you enjoy working in a mechanical setting? Do you have either a Minnesota First Class B Stationary Engineer License or a Minnesota First Class A Operating Engineer License? Are you a self-motivated individual looking to be part of a team? If you answered yes to the above questions, you may be a good candidate for operating and maintaining our heating plant at St. Olaf ...read more
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Phone:(507) 786-3068
Administrative Assistant - Institute for Freedom and Community
Category: Administrative & Office Work
  About the Role:    Looking for a community that inspires and challenges you, where you can be part of a team that is passionate about their work? Look no further than St. Olaf.  We’re looking for someone who loves administrative work, has strong technical skills and enjoys interacting with students, faculty, and staff in a reputable higher education institution. The purpose of the Institute ...read more
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Phone:(507) 786-3068
Academic Administrative Assistant - Economics and Management Studies
Category: Administrative, Support & Clerical
About the Role:   Academic Administrative Assistants (AAA) provide a wide range of administrative support to academic departments and programs at St. Olaf College. This AAA is on Team East and is the principal AAA contact for the Economics Department and the Management Studies program. The office work environment is busy and full but does ebb and flow in conjunction with the academic calendar. ...read more
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Phone:(507) 786-3068
Custodian - Tuesday - Saturday, 5:30 pm - 2:00 am shift
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
About the Role:    Help make our campus feel like a home! We are searching for a candidate to help provide our vibrant campus community with a safe and clean living and working environment. At St. Olaf we look for independent, self-motivated team players to strengthen our custodial staff.   We are hiring for the Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. shift (Sundays and Mondays off) to work ...read more
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Phone:(507) 786-3068
Web Developer
Category: Information Technology
About the Role:    Do you enjoy finding solutions to challenging scenarios and learning new skills in the rapidly changing world of information technology? Are you excited about using your technical skills to help solve issues and improve the online experiences of students, faculty, and staff? We’re looking for a full stack Web Developer to join our team.     What You’ll Do:   Design, ...read more
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Phone:(507) 786-3068
Marketing Coordinator
Category: Marketing
About the Role:    Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your skills to a mission-driven organization? We are searching for a creative and energetic person to coordinate marketing and communications work for St. Olaf College. You’ll join a dedicated team of talented, experienced professionals who are passionate about doing great work and supporting the college’s strategic goals.   What ...read more
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Phone:(507) 786-3068
Grant Project Manager
Category: Administrative & Office Work
About the Role:    Looking for a position that inspires you and invites you to help infuse ethical community engagement into faculty teaching and student learning? St. Olaf received an exciting grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to do just that!   We are hiring a full-time grant project manager for one year (December 2021 to December 2022) to support the St. Olaf ...read more
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Phone:(507) 786-3068

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