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Thank you for your interest in employment with Northland College. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Northland College accepts applications and resumes for current job openings only. The procedures for applying for an opening will vary according to the job title. You will find specific instructions located within each job announcement on the list.

If you would like to request more information regarding employment you can email Human Resources  or call 715-682-1841.

Open Positions

Assistant Professor of Geology—surficial geology

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Northland College, an environmentally focused liberal arts college on the beautiful shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin, invites qualified educators to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in geology.

The College is seeking a surficial geologist who is dedicated to quality undergraduate education and involving students in research. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year, including Physical Geology, Landforms, Hydrology, Senior Capstone Research/Senior Seminar, and two other courses (possibly Glacial Geology) to be chosen by the candidate in consultation with the environmental sciences faculty.

These courses will support the College’s liberal education program as well as major programs in geology, water science, and natural resources. The successful candidate will be expected to offer field-intensive or other experiential learning courses during the College’s May Term. The Environmental Sciences Department is expanding its use of GIS in classes, so experience with GIS/spatial analysis will be a plus.

The successful candidate must be a dynamic educator dedicated to the liberal arts and interdisciplinary teaching, and have a demonstrated ability to help students at all levels understand and appreciate the far-reaching influences of earth processes.

A PhD in geology is required (conferred by August, 2016). The position will begin in late August, 2016.

Submit (in PDF format):

  1. A letter that describes your interest in Northland College;
  2. Statement of teaching interests and philosophies;
  3. Statement of research interests and description of how students will be involved in research;
  4. Curriculum vitae with names, titles, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Official transcripts will be requested of all candidates selected as finalists.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015.

Inquiries about this position can be sent to Professor Tom Fitz in the Environmental Sciences Department.

The College provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Northland College is an affirmative action employer. People of color, women, and others who would provide diverse perspectives to our College are encouraged to apply for this position.

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Transfer Coordinator

Date Posted: 9/28/2015
Salary: $27,095 – $33,869
Status: Full Time
Reports to: Director of Admissions

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The Northland College Transfer Coordinator will represent the College and its programs to prospective students, their families, and community colleges through on- and off- campus visits, phone calling, and special events. She or he will be responsible for the oversight of the admissions recruitment processes for students transferring to Northland College from another college.

Primary Functions & Duties

Counseling and recruiting students in a manner that respects the integrity and best interests of the students while effectively recruiting appropriate students for the College:

  • Develop and maintain a full working knowledge of the College and effectively communicate that knowledge to students.
  • Understand professional roles and responsibilities that provide for the proper treatment of students and successful recruitment of students.
  • Inform and counsel students regarding: admission process, financial aid opportunities and processes, academic programs, campus life, student services, career opportunities, and other facets of the college selection process.
  • Read applications and recommend decisions within admission and scholarship criteria.

Focused counseling and recruiting of transfer students:

  • Travel throughout the region for approximately 6-8 weeks over the course of fall and spring. Assume responsibility for maintaining contact with interested students and moving them through the admissions process.
  • Represent the College by visiting with students at community colleges, college fairs, and individual interviews.
  • Assume responsibility for effectively scheduling travel and telephone contact with transfer students using information available in the admission file and training provided by the office staff.
  • Develop relationships with key two-year colleges that may be sources of transfer students through regular visits and frequent communications.
  • Working with Academic Affairs and Northland faculty to assure that all articulation agreements are updated and maintained.
  • Identifying and communicating to Academic Affairs opportunities for new articulation agreements with institutions and programs that may be sources of transfer students.
  • Documenting and facilitating the prompt flow of transcript information to the Office of the Registrar for credit evaluation and counselor to prospective transfer students.
  • Working with Director of Admissions on recruitment materials, on campus events and other strategies in support of Northland College’s annual transfer enrollment goals.
  • Maintain accurate records of transfer recruitment activities.

Assists with hosting student visits to the campus:

  • Assist campus visitors to ensure a high quality visit by working closely with campus visit coordinator and other key campus staff and faculty.
  • Interview up to 60 visitors per year.
  • Assist with tours, scheduling of appointments, transportation, introductions to other campus personnel, etc.

Be prepared to accept responsibility for special projects:

  • When on campus, particularly during summer months, special assignments may be made in areas such as publication development, marketing research, preparation of displays, and other promotional materials, establishing computer and communication systems which enhance operational productivity, etc.
  • Participate in various college committees, as requested.
  • Full participation in annual planning retreats.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

Performance Standards

  • Developing and maintaining a thorough, detailed and accurate knowledge of college structures, programs and services and promoting these services to prospective students and other stakeholders.
  • Developing and maintaining positive, collaborative working relationships with other division and college staff.
  • Handling sensitive and confidential information in a business-like manner.
  • Projecting and maintaining a positive, a professional image of the college when meeting or talking with students or other outside contacts.
  • Assisting others, as necessary, in keeping work current, meeting deadlines, or spreading workloads equitably.
  • Prioritizing work activities to complete assignments by expected deadlines and to make the most effective use of available time. This includes meeting expressed goals that are agreed to at the beginning of each academic year.
  • Willingness to travel extensively, often working beyond the normal 8-4:30 day and Monday to Friday week.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence within institutional and division policies, procedures and performance guidelines.
  • Ability to produce accurate quantitative reports for work done in assigned territory.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or five years of relevant work experience.  Strong human relation and interpersonal communication skills.  Must be comfortable with extensive travel, mostly while driving an automobile. Must have sound organizational and personal management skills.

Must have and retain a valid driver’s license, meet Northland College driving standards, and clear a formal background check.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

How to Apply

A completed application contains:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references in PDF format


Northland College has adopted a strategic initiative to increase the diversity of its faculty and staff. The College provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Northland College is an affirmative action employer. People of color, women, and others who would provide diverse perspectives to our College are encouraged to apply for this position. AA/EOE

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Residential Life Area Coordinator

Date Posted: 9/15/2015
Salary: $30,000 – $34,000
Status: Full Time

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The Office of Residential Life at Northland College enhances the campus experience by creating an environment that facilitates the growth and development of the whole student. Residential Life strives to provide a safe and secure environment that fosters healthy, inclusive community-building among residents, supporting and emphasizing their academic success. Our commitment is to intentionally support the development of all students through our support for the educational mission and vision of the College.

Position Description

The Area Coordinator is an educator, providing direction for student learning outside of the classroom, while managing the overall administrative, supervisory, and programmatic facets for co-educational residence halls. S/he is responsible for 200 – 250 students in several buildings. The position is a full-time, 12-month, professional, live-in staff member who works with the staff and students to develop a comfortable living and learning environment and assists individuals with their personal development. As a 12-month position, summer work assignments may include orientation, camps/conferences, and summer housing or special projects.

There are two Area Coordinators on campus. Both Area Coordinators are expected to work closely together and ensure operational consistency.

Northland College provides housing for approximately 500 students in five residence halls, theme houses, and eight townhouse apartments. As a member of the Residential Life Staff within the Division of Student Affairs, the Area Coordinator will serve in many capacities including the roles of a community builder, educator, adviser, supervisor, and administrator. In these roles the Area Coordinator helps to shape the quality of the residential experience for the students.

Major Responsibilities

Creating a Supportive Learning Environment:

  • Creates and sustains supportive residential communities that foster and enhance student learning, development, and academic success.
  • Creates residential environments that demonstrate inclusive excellence, promotes academic success, and enhances student retention.
  • Assists in the judicial implementation of the Student Code of Conduct under the direction of the Director of Residential Life.
  • Collaborates with academic and campus partners to create a hall environment conducive to student learning.
  • Establishes rapport and develops mentoring relationships with residents.
  • Plans and presents residence hall and campus-wide educational and social programs.
  • Participates in ongoing developmental first-year student programming.
  • Provides an active leadership role on departmental and programming committees.
  • Implements department initiatives to develop and promote a sense of community.
  • Collaborates with cleaning and facilities staff members to maintain a high quality living environment conducive to learning.
  • Educates staff and students to recognize, respect, accept and appreciate individual rights and differences in people and ideas.


  • Conduct weekly meetings with Hall Coordinators and Resident Assistants to provide information and supervision and to assist with residential issues.
  • Provide effective training, individual consultation, on-going feedback, and formal evaluations throughout the year with student para-professional staff.
  • Encourage the achievement of specific goals and objectives in relation to the Head Resident Assistants (HRA’s) and Resident Assistants (RA’s) positions.
  • Serve as liaison to other student leaders living in residence.
  • Plan and participate in the annual pre-academic year orientation and training for HRA’s and RA’s and in the developmental programs offered throughout the year.
  • Attend weekly departmental and division meetings.
  • Fulfill assignments as assigned by the Director of Residential Life in relation to the above responsibilities.

Community Development:

  • Be an effective role model that is available and approachable, demonstrating the values appropriate to community living.
  • Educate staff and students to self-enforce policies and respect the rights of others through collective community standards.
  • Assess student needs and interests on a continual basis.
  • Assist students in developing personal responsibility for their actions and respect for the rights of others.
  • Establish an atmosphere conducive to high academic achievement.
  • Develop, encourage and participate in activities and programs in the hall.
  • Assist students with individual problems through advising, support, and referral.
  • Refer all counseling concerns to appropriate campus resources and maintain thorough documentation.

Student Conduct:

  • Enforce College community standards as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Handbook.
  • Ensure the discipline process serves as an educational and developmental tool.
  • Conduct educational discipline conferences and meetings for alleged policy violations.
  • Initiate discipline letters, referrals and appropriate sanctions in an educational and timely manner.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation related to the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Act as a conduit between students and the administration in regard to the student conduct standards and community expectations.


  • Collect and disseminate Residential Life information.
  • Manage crises and participate in the Residential Life on-call system; serve as the building liaison in emergency situations.
  • Complete weekly reports, term reports and end of the year reports.
  • Communicate with cleaning services, maintenance, and campus security services regarding building and conduct issues.
  • Assist with the opening and closing of residence halls including availability on campus before the halls open each term through the close of the semester and the completion of closing activities at the end of each term.
  • Assist the department with the coordination of fire drills, fire safety inspections, and safety-related issues.
  • Provide assistance to the Residential Life office including providing oversight for accurate building rosters, room changes and facility issues.
  • Assist in the hiring processes of HRA’s and RA’s.
  • Manage damage tracking and associated billings.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned within the Office of Residential Life.

Campus Liaison:

  • Become familiar with campus resources for student referrals, program development, and staff/student leader training.
  • Establish a working relationship with other Student Affairs staff and campus offices to proactively assist and help resolve student concerns.
  • Work effectively with the cleaning staff to ensure student support and to help maintain clean and attractive facilities.
  • Work within the Division of Student Affairs on committees, task force groups and special projects.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Utilize benchmarking surveys to lead evidence-based enhancements in the development of community, programming, facilities, the department and self.
  • Support department, division and university strategic planning initiatives.
  • Be visible on floors and in the hall talking informally with residents about academic, personal or community success/issues/concerns.
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative assessment to produce positive changes and provide quality service to the students.


  • A Master’s degree in Student Affairs or a related field is preferred.
  • At least 2 or more years of experience working in the residential setting with previous experience as a Hall Director, Resident Assistant, Community Advisor, or other residence life related leadership role.


This position is 12 months. The salary range for this position is $30,000 – $34,000. Staff members accumulate annual leave in addition to the official holidays acknowledged by the College. Area Coordinators are considered professional College personnel and are expected to work during student vacation periods unless personal accrued leave is taken or an official College holiday has been designated. The College offers an excellent benefits package.

An apartment within the assigned residence complex is provided at no expense, including utilities, local telephone service, extended basic cable television, and internet connection. A meal plan is also provided. Reserved parking is available upon the individual purchase of a campus parking permit.

How to Apply

A completed application contains:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references in PDF format


Northland College has adopted a strategic initiative to increase the diversity of its faculty and staff. The College provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Northland College is an affirmative action employer. People of color, women, and others who would provide diverse perspectives to our College are encouraged to apply for this position. AA/EOE

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