Director of University Advising (SS21012)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 22, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of University Advising (SS21012)

Division: Student Success, Analytics & Integ Plann
Department: Office of Student Success
Unit: University Advising211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on August 11, 2020 and continue until the position has been filled.

POSITION: Probationary; Range E*

Salary Minimum: $59,867
Salary Maximum: $104,244
Salary Type: Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
The Director of University Advising is responsible for leading a comprehensive integrated approach to advising that intentionally advances student success. The Director provides vision and direction for student-centered undergraduate and graduate advising. The Director is responsible for comprehensive evaluation and continuous improvement of advising services and university policy related to academic advising. The Director reports to the Vice President for Student Success, Analytics and Integrated Planning, and is responsible for advising resource planning, management, budgets, technology, facilities, and personnel.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application).
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in student advising, student success, student services, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision of personnel and budget management.
  • Demonstrated application of college student development theories and high-impact student success practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in program and service development and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and articulate processes and systems to guide work of self and others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within ambiguous situations and apply novel solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across organizational structures with personnel at all levels of an organization.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a diverse, equitable and inclusive working and learning environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate or Terminal Degree.
  • Demonstrated experience leading change management efforts and continuous process improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

    To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website:

    A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Hollie Stanley
Interim Director of Student Success Initiatives and Effectiveness
Phone: 507-389-1363
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the ASF Summary (Administrative & Service Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M060M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 07/21/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.