Dean of Academic Affairs

Anoka Technical College
Minnesota, United States
$75,216.00 - $120,349.00
Feb 04, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Dean of Academic Affairs

Unlimited, Full-Time Position



START DATE: August 2021                  


POSTING OPEN FROM:  February 1, 2021- March 1, 2021




Anoka Technical College provides innovative career and technical education to help our students and communities live and learn well. Our goal is to strive for inclusive excellence in our commitment to preparing all students and employees for success.


The aligned institutions of Anoka Technical College (ATC) and Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) are members of Minnesota State. With over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs across three campuses, ATC and ARCC have served the citizens of the Twin Cities and East Central Minnesota since 1965. We recognize and assert the value of inclusion as an ethical imperative and as a necessity for academic rigor, student success, and lifelong learning.


Our commitment to inclusive excellence seeks to extend beyond academic offerings to meet diverse student interests as well as regional and economic needs. ATC is located in Anoka, Minnesota. Annually, the two colleges (three campuses) serve more than 16,000 learners of all ages and ethnicities as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, or technical and certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. The student population at ATC is composed of 0.5% American Indian/Alaska Native, 4.7% Asian, 11.7% Black or African American, 5.1% Hispanic of any race, 0% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 66% White, and 4.2% multiracial and an employee population of 6.4% people of color. For more information about our college, please visit our website at  


Our college prides itself in our support for students’ holistic needs and we have many students who are first-generation students, students with disabilities, veteran students, nontraditional students, and students who identify as LGBTQA.  We are also committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of employees at ATC. 




Anoka Technical College is seeking a Dean of Academic Affairs. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and direction to ensure comprehensive planning and management of academic programs that lead to student success.  The primary areas of focus include assessment of academic program effectiveness, working with faculty on curriculum development and revision, budget and resource development, program accreditation, course scheduling, hiring and evaluation of faculty.  This individual will also be responsible for directing the system initiatives of Equity 2030 in aiming to ensure equitable outcomes for students.


Other responsibilities include chairing or co-chairing college committees, as well as creating and supporting transfer agreements for students and promoting business connections to support academic programming.  All decisions must be made within the context of and in alignment with the mission, vision, values and goals of Anoka Technical College including the appropriate collective bargaining agreements, Minnesota State policies and procedures, State of Minnesota laws and statutes, and federal laws. 




  • Demonstrated commitment and success working in a diverse and multi-cultural and multi-racial community;
  • Demonstrated teaching and/or leadership/administrative experience in a post-secondary institution;
  • Demonstrated experience assessing student learning to achieve equitable outcomes;
  • Interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills sufficient to develop and maintain working relationships with all stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the technical college philosophy of preparing students for the workforce;
  • Master’s Degree




  • Experience with or knowledge in utilizing proven strategies to eliminate the equity gap.
  • Two years of demonstrated teaching experience
  • Experience with industry partnerships
  • Knowledge of or experience working with organized labor agreements




The salary range for an Administrator 5 under the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrator Plan is $75,216-$120,349.  The State of Minnesota offers qualified individuals an excellent benefits package including health insurance, optional dental, life insurance, disability plans, paid personal and sick leave, defined benefits and defined contribution (401 (a), retirement plans), optional 457 and 403 (b) retirement savings plans, and tuition waiver for employees and dependents.




Please complete the Anoka Technical College online application form at and upload these documents:


  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial College Transcripts
  • Equity & Inclusion Statement


Equity & Inclusion prompt: “Summarize in a personal statement your past experience in addressing equity, inclusion and diversity in your work and how you would advance our efforts at Anoka Technical College.”


Applications must include transcripts to be considered. Within your application materials, please address how you meet the qualifications for this position. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.


It is our commitment to ensure that the selection process for this position is accessible to all candidates.  Please contact the Anoka Technical College Human Resources Office, (763) 433-1160, to obtain these materials in an alternative media and/or to request a reasonable accommodation during the selection process.


The safety of all members of ATC is of vital concern. The Clery Act Campus Crime & Security Report is available to perspective employees at The campus Title IX Coordinator is Sean Johns and can be contacted at or (763) 433-1124.


Anoka Technical College is an equal opportunity institution and employer.

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