Director of Student Success

Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Minnesota Crookston, one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system, invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month student affairs educator position as the Director of Student Success.


Full-time, 12-month, student affairs educator position at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting approximately July 1, 2021.  Anticipated salary range of $65,000-80,000, commensurate with educational qualifications and experience.  A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.

Job Summary

The Director of Student Success is a senior-level student affairs position reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and serving on the Vice Chancellor’s Senior Administrative Leadership Team. The Student Success Center (SSC) supports the holistic development of students as they navigate their college experience. By centering diversity, equity, and belonging, we prepare students to learn within a diverse world by engaging them around topics that are integral to their success and the land-grant mission of UMN Crookston. 

The Director provides leadership for the SSC by building collaborative partnerships between academic affairs, student affairs, and enrollment management while providing supervisory leadership for academic advising and the academic success center.

The Director promotes the land-grant mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston by actively utilizing an asset-orientation to working with students with diverse identities including first generation college students; students of various racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds; students from low-income families; students from rural communities; students with disabilities; LGBTQ students; and non-traditional adult learners.

The Director collaborates with a variety of faculty, student affairs, and student positions and academic departments and works closely with the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, the Dean of Student Engagement and Wellness, the Director of Enrollment Management, and the Director of Institutional Effectiveness to help improve overall retention and graduation rates. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Six years of professional work experience in academic advising, student affairs, or a closely related field.
  • Experience supervising a small homogeneous department or larger-oriented area whose members perform like activities.
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competence, and achievement in working with diverse student populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The final job offer is contingent upon a completed background check, receipt of official college transcripts and authorization to work in the United States.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters or, ideally Doctoral degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling or a closely related field.
  • Professional experience in academic advising, student affairs, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the land-grant mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston, especially as related to access and student success.
  • Professional experience working in a one-stop or similar multifunctional student success center.
  • Proficiency in data analysis related to student success and retention.
  • Proficiency in a second language, preferably Spanish.
Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin February 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will include a current curriculum vita, a cover letter, and a list of 3-5 professional references.  In addition to addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, the cover letter must address indicators of the candidate’s ability to promote equity and inclusion at a small campus in a rural context.  Visit for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.  Please include a copy of college transcripts.  Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. John L. Hoffman, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, by phone: (218) 281-88341 or email:

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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