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Assistant Provost for Academic Effectiveness

Metropolitan State University (MN)
St Paul, Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 15, 2024
Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title
Administrator, Range 8

Working Title
Assistant Provost for Academic Effectiveness

Hire Types

President's Office



St. Paul


Full/Part Time
Full Time


Employment Condition

Work Shift

Work Schedule/Hours/Days

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday- Friday, some evenings and weekends

Posting Details

Reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Provost for Academic Effectiveness will utilize a data–informed approach to providing vision, leadership, and administrative oversight to Academic Affairs, with the intended outcome of enhancing student success. This position will focus on accreditation, assessment of student learning, academic innovation, academic partnerships, and academic planning. The Assistant Provost will advise the Provost on academic matters and work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, and staff to achieve university– level and academic affairs objectives. Additionally, the Assistant Provost will serve as the University liaison to the Higher Learning Commission and provide leadership for institutional and program–specific accreditation activities.

Salary Minimum
See Below

Salary Maximum
See Below

Salary Type

Bargaining Unit/Plan
220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan

Job Description

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the university to achieve academic effectiveness goals.
  • Provide leadership for Accreditation Activities, including serving as the Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Provide leadership for Assessment of Student Learning and Academic Program Review.
  • Contribute to and/or provide leadership for Academic Quality, Policies, and Procedures.
Required Qualifications

Minimum Position Qualifications:
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose application materials clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:
  • Master’s degree.
  • Five years of leadership experience (Director, Department Chair, Associate Dean, etc.) in Academic Affairs in a higher education setting.
  • Three years of supervisory experience in a higher education setting.
  • Proven expertise planning and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Proven expertise with data collection, data analysis, and clear communication of outcomes to broad audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience developing materials and facilitating campus activities to acquire or maintain regional institutional accreditation.
  • Demonstrated contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in past work or volunteer experiences.
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Earned terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated expertise using data to informed decision–making and develop continuous quality improvement initiatives in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated experience serving as a liaison to a regional accrediting body.
Other Requirements

Physical Requirements of the Job:
Requires occasionally transporting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or transporting light objects frequently. The position may require movement throughout building(s) to a significant degree.

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


The University:
We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff, and students of Metro State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

Metro State University provides an excellent, inclusive, and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and empower our students to lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters, and applied doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional, and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ( HEED ) Award, most recently in 2023. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve more than 9,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, or take their courses wherever they are through our many distance-learning and hybrid course offerings, allowing Metro State to truly be “where learning meets living.” Metro State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked # 67 out of 1550 in 2021). Recognized in 2008 and 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and services designed to support an urban mission. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metro State University actively works to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support. In addition, equity and anti-racism strategies are focused on building an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and developing our capacity to serve students in a culturally responsive manner. The university is guided by a strategic plan with a theme of “Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.”

Academic Affairs Division: Academic Affairs at Metro State comprises all of the academic programs and several student and faculty support programs to enhance learning experiences. Academic Affairs leaders are committed to working with faculty, staff, and students to ensure quality academic programs, student success, equitable learning and working environments, and strong community engagement.

Visit the Metro State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at their website .

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Benefits Info

Salary: This Administrator position is assigned to a Range 8, as outlined in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Personnel Plan for Administrators (see link below), and is commensurate with education and experience. Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.
* Employment for this position is covered by the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Personnel Plan for Administrators.

Posting Detail Information

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Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

Application: To apply, go to
*To comply with privacy and data practices requirements, please refrain from including personal information or photographs in your application materials.
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Priority Date: April 15, 2024
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position.
  • Current curriculum vita or resume.
  • Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date, your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. We do not accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources at 651.793.1275 or email at

For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service ( TRS ) at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

Accept Applications

Posting Contact
Allex Roberge

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Metro State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally eligible to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a masters degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers
Optional Documents

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