Shaping the future for communities of leaders and learners. We mobilize resources, add value, and promote continuous improvement through member-focused solutions.
Why is Southeast Service Cooperative a great place to work?
SSC's core competencies include our collaborative culture, customer-focused service design, and intentional agility. SSC is recognized for its workplace flexibility practices and its productive culture. We are an award winning regional service agency with sound track record of superior service, financial stability, and innovative thinking.
Integrity. We carry out our work with high levels of responsibility, accountability, and ethics.
Excellence. We are forward-thinking, competent, efficient, and effective.
Relationships. We facilitate collaboration with respect and passion to serve.
Company Culture Summary
SSC is a strengths-based organization with a supportive, growth-oriented culture. We have high retention rates because we invest in learning and development and high engagement because we align work to talents. Our leadership believes in encouraging work-life balance and wellness in all dimensions for staff. Because we laugh together, have fun as a team, and authentically care about one another, we are better able to be highly productive, efficient, and driven to meet our goals!
Company Culture Type
Coworker Interaction: High
Management Interaction: High
Performance Feedback: Monthly
The Southeast Service Cooperative (SSC, ISD #921) is a public, non-profit agency started through Minnesota statutory authorization in July 1976. We serve over 80 public and private school districts, cities, counties, and other organizations in the 11-county southeast region of Minnesota. Member institutions enroll almost 82,000 preK-12 students and employ 17,500 employees. Student enrollment in school districts ranges in size from 100 to almost 18,000.
Our Board of Directors, comprised of 10 individuals elected by member organizations, works with our staff and advisory committees to strategically vision, develop, and deliver cooperative services. Operations and programs are funded with membership fees, service fees, administrative fees to contracted vendors, and grants and scholarships. SSC collaborates with eight other MN Service Cooperatives to support education, local government and non-profits statewide in these and other program areas.
SSC's workforce of 25 staff and corps of independent consultants provide the following administrative, educational, and career readiness services.
- facilities management supports
- cooperative purchasing
- health insurance pool management
- the Wood Lake Meeting Center.
- professional development
- STEM Forward
- Mobile Science Labs in partnership with Mayo Clinic
- student enrichment conferences and competitions
- Southeast/Metro Regional Center of Excellence with the MN Department of Education
Career Readiness Services:
- Career Navigators
Awards or Recognition
- Best Places to Work in SE MN
- When Work Works Award
- Live United Campaign Award
- Minnesota Quality Award
- American Heart Association Workplace Health Silver Achievement Level
- MN Department of Health Breastfeeding Friendly Recognized Organization
Current Careers at Southeast Service Cooperative
Executive Director | Teacher or Teaching in Advocacy and Systems Building | Meeting Center Coordinator | Administrative Assistant | Account Executive | Career Planning | Event Coordinator | Insurance Consultant | Registered Nurse | Nursing | Administration | Accounting | Management | Program Management | Marketing & Communications | Health & Wellness | Community Engagement | Operations | Finance