Becoming a Staff Member

What it’s like to work at Dunwoody:

Dunwoody employs more than 250 collaborative, fun, and caring people. Around 80 of these employees are staff members, belonging to departments such as:

  • Enrollment Management (including, Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Marketing)
  • Academic Affairs (including Student Affairs and Career Services)
  • Administration (including Accounting, IT, and Student Accounts)
  • Institutional Advancement (including Alumni Relations and Advancement Services)

And each and every one of our employees are dedicated to a supportive work environment and the success of our students.

Being a smaller, private college allows staff members to really get to know one another and the students. It also allows for employees to be creative with the way their department works, experiment with new software and processes, implement new ideas, and have a sense of ownership over their work.

We want people who are willing to help us grow, and, in return, we do the same for our employees.

Employee appreciation and development

In addition to a competitive benefits package, Dunwoody also offers many other recognition and growth opportunities for staff members.

Dunwoody Recognition and Growth Programs

Leadership Development

Dunwoody’s Human Resources Department offers an annual Leadership Development Program that is open to all employees. This program helps interested employees strengthen their leadership competencies.

Areas of emphasis for the program include knowing and understanding one’s strengths and impact, building effective relationships, and better understanding the higher education landscape.

Monthly Management Meetings and Trainings

We believe that strong managers are the key to effective work teams and building a positive work environment. That’s why Dunwoody managers meet monthly to participate in management development sessions.

Topics covered in these meetings include performance management, coaching, and change management. The meetings also serve as an opportunity for managers to share information and updates as well as work towards strategic goals of the College.

Celebrating Employee Success

Success stories about Dunwoody employees’ accomplishments are always welcomed to be included in Dunwoody College News or shared on Dunwoody’s social media platforms.

Past employee success stories have highlighted:

  • Employee-written commentaries or research articles published by outside trade publications
  • Employees presenting at local and national conferences
  • Volunteer work

Annual Service Awards

At the end of each academic year, Dunwoody presents several awards to staff.

These awards include:

  • Outstanding Staff Innovation Award
  • Outstanding Team Award
  • William H. and Kate Dunwoody Outstanding Service Award

Living in the Twin Cities

Located in an artistic and vibrant area on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis, our urban campus is surrounded by restaurants, shops, and the recognizable Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden. Whether you are new to the Cities or new to the area, we’re certain you’ll find that Minneapolis offers more than you ever imagined.