Winona State University invites you to join our Community of Learners as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Winona State University (WSU) Rochester.
About the Position: The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) is responsible for leading the WSU-Rochester campus in the greater Rochester region, including Rochester Community & Technical College (RCTC), downtown, and other locations. The Associate VPAA is responsible for creating sustainable and collaborative relationships to facilitate academic programming, working closely with university leadership (Academic Affairs, IT, Student Life and Development, Finance, HR and Advancement) to connect student services and programs, and managing budget development and allocation. Working with academic deans and Adult Continuing Education (ACE), this position provides vision, leadership, and management oversight for academic programs, manages shared spaces/services/resources/activities, and support for graduate, undergraduate and online programs including micro-courses and certificates conducted through WSU-Rochester. The position represents the Rochester campus on university, local, and statewide graduate and undergraduate meetings and committees.
About WSU-Rochester: Since 1917, the growing city of Rochester provides Winona State University with unique opportunities to offer specialized undergraduate and graduate programs aimed at key industries in the area. WSU-Rochester’s strong “commitment to community” is evident as students, faculty, and staff from a variety of programs engage in experiential community-based learning in area organizations, businesses, and schools. Our Rochester location offers flexible course delivery methods—such as in person, hybrid, online, nights, and weekends—making it possible to elevate your career on your own timeline. WSU-Rochester consists of 3 different locations throughout Rochester, MN. The WSU-Rochester campus is just minutes from downtown Rochester, 50 miles west of Winona, and 85 miles south of Minneapolis.
About the Rochester, Minnesota Community: Located on rolling bluffs of the Zumbro River’s south fork in SE Minnesota, Rochester is the county seat of Olmsted County. As identified in the 2020 census, the city had a population of 121,395, making it Minnesota’s third-largest city. The Rochester metropolitan area, which also includes the nearby rural agricultural areas, had a population of 226,329. Rochester is its own special place. It’s home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, leading the way in life science discoveries and health care innovations. It’s where developers are building an epicenter fueled by economic boom and dramatic growth. It’s where entrepreneurs come to find their place and discover the next big thing.
Qualifications: An earned Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution (An earned doctorate or other terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred) and a combination of higher education and administration experience (with increasing levels of responsibility), with a track record of successful experience and accomplishments in leadership, supervision, and innovation.
How to Apply: Please go to https://winona.peopleadmin.com. Applications received by June 30, 2023 will be given priority consideration.
WSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.