Welcome to the Ole Community
At St. Olaf, we strive to partner with staff, faculty and students to promote a positive employment experience where everyone feels welcome, engaged, and knows they are a valuable member of the (Oh-lee) community.
We are excited that you have considered St. Olaf as a potential employer and encourage you to take a look at our exciting career opportunities. St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.
St. Olaf offers a comprehensive benefits program to support the health and well-being of its employees. Take a look at our robust overview on the benefits website.
The Hill is a place that provides many unique experiences, events and extras that you won’t find anywhere else. We encourage you to go ahead and take advantage of these perks!
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St. Olaf is located in a 150-year-old Minnesota town of 20,007 located along the banks of the Cannon River. Northfield is home to two colleges, town festivals, and unique shops and restaurants along Division Street.
Oles approach their journey with care, ambition, and open-mindedness, and are unified in their desire to make an impact. Excellence in the liberal arts is possible only when people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas come together in a spirit of mutual respect and inclusion. To ensure everyone feels supported, engaged and united, our community comes together often through All-Campus Gatherings, holiday parties, our annual Years of Service and Retirement Reception, and more.
St. Olaf College is a 300 acre (122 ha) campus, which includes 30 major academic, residential, and service buildings (constructed in Scandinavian-modern architectural style), the college owns 350 acres (142 ha) of land dedicated to natural habitat. Take a virtual tour to envision yourself on campus and get a taste of the energy, compassion, and excellence Oles surround themselves with every day.
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.Learn More
Understand our organization structure and meet the faculty and staff that make up St. Olaf College.Show Me More
Our community is filled with members who are making an impact on and off the Hill. Read more about their stories here.Read More
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in events both on and off campus. A few of the favorites include convocation, the Christmas party, the Years of Service and Retirement Reception, and our All-Campus Update Meetings.View Campus Calendar
Associate Professor of Chemistry
“I am very happy to be a part of an institution that values my passion for teaching and being an active scholar, and that I get to share this passion with a vibrant community. I know that I made the right choice by coming here.”
Associate Director of Alumni Career Services
“In three words — generous, committed, connected. I find Oles to be amazingly generous. As the alumni career coach, I not only support Oles but also request support from Oles — and I am never disappointed. If you are in a new city, state, or country, there is an Ole network to welcome you.”
Assistant Director of
“To be an Ole is to be at St. Olaf. You don’t have to be an alumni to be an Ole. As long as you are affiliated, you are part of the community and therefore an Ole. It is a symbol of growth and development – a status where you transcend your past. Working at an institution like St. Olaf encourages both professional and personal growth – which is what being an Ole is about.”
COVID-19 Information and Policies
Answers to the most commonly asked questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information provided on working remotely and returning to on-campus work.
Effective September 1, 2021, St. Olaf became a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco use is prohibited within all College grounds, College-owned or leased properties, and in College-owned, leased, or rented vehicles even when used outside campus grounds.
Your position is the start of a lifelong journey with the St. Olaf community. During your employment, you will have opportunities to explore your passions and interests, meet new colleagues, make lifelong friends, and excel in your career.