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Associate Vice President for Student Success

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota, United States
$89,000.00 - $124,500.00
Posted Date
Mar 28, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College is seeking a college-wide Associate Vice President for Student Success to begin on or before July 1, 2022.  The home campus location is to be determined.


M State is a regional student-focused institution that is poised for a strong future. It is the fifth-largest outstate college in the Minnesota State system and the largest two-year college in Greater Minnesota, serving more than 8,000 credit-based students and 7,000 non-credit students each year. M State offers big-college resources and a small-college feel on our four welcoming campuses and in our many online courses and programs. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the values of integrity, inclusion and innovation, and that dedication is reflected in our programs and in the support we offer to our students.


Mission, Vision, Values



Minnesota State Community and Technical College specializes in affordable and exceptional education, service and workforce training. We welcome all students and engage them in shaping their futures and their communities.



A success story for every student.



  • Integrity

As dedicated professionals, we act with purpose in everything we do. We are sincere and honest in our relationships and communications and hold ourselves accountable to doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

  • Inclusion

We welcome, respect and accept people for who they are and celebrate the power of our collective differences in creating and shaping more robust, energized communities.

  • Innovation

Through the power of our four campuses, strategic partnerships and creative problem-solving, we enhance communities. We incorporate technology to improve the student experience, and we see continuous improvement as a constant.


Position Summary: 

The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Success reports to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (VPASA) and works collaboratively with faculty, academic, and student affairs staff to strengthen a culture committed to the success of all students, building a comprehensive system of guided pathways, enhancing transfer and workforce partnerships, supporting a broad range of engagement, retention, and student success services, and promoting innovation and educational excellence. The AVP is responsible for providing senior-level leadership and planning for the facilitation of key student success and retention initiatives across the college. The Associate Vice President (AVP) will understand and employ national best practices to guide the development and implementation of efforts in student success.


The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Success supports the VPASA in providing leadership and support for academic and strategic enrollment planning, continuous improvement of academic, occupational, and student success programs and services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and community partners in a multi-campus, multi-modal environment; promotes integrity, collaboration, innovation and continued professional development; supports the College's efforts in narrowing equity gaps for all students; engages business and community partners to strengthen the College’s relationships to promote student success, transfer, and employment; and demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, collaboration, innovation, student success, and diversity. The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Success will also use data and assessment to make informed decisions about Guided Learning Pathways and to improve the completion rates for the College.


The Associate Vice President (AVP) has oversight authority for the Office of the Dean of Students, Orientation and First-Year Programs, Career Services, Academic Advising, Student Academic Support Services, Student Retention oversight and coordination, Student Life and Organizations, Guided Pathways oversight, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Social Services, Mental Health Services, structural and performance-related matters.


The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Success will demonstrate success at leading in a collaborative manner with all areas of the College. An appreciation and understanding of the shared governance process will play an important role in building trust and breaking down silos at the College. The AVP will possess a positive leadership style, sense of humor, unwavering commitment to student success, and must operate with a high level of emotional intelligence and ethical conduct.



  • Provide Leadership to ensure that student success services meet the needs of the college and progressively advance student success.
  • Oversee student support.
  • Human resource management.




Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related discipline to student affairs/education/higher education administration or field related to area of assignment and four years of progressively responsible management and/or leadership experience in field of assignment that includes two years of supervisory experience. Examples of student affairs academic support management/leadership experience includes program management, project management, budget development and management related to programs or projects, staff supervision, policy development, administration, evaluation, and compliance.


  • Master's Degree in a teaching field related to area(s) of assignment and four years of experience in an academic leadership and/or supervisory role in higher education and three years of teaching that includes curriculum/coursework development. Examples of academic leadership/supervisory experience includes division/department chair, project management, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance, committee leadership, program director, and shared governance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A conferred doctorate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of three years successful post-secondary leadership and academic/student affairs administrative experience. Community college leadership experience highly preferred.
  • Experience fostering an inclusive and equitable learning environment, and relationships with relevant stakeholders in a diverse setting.
  • An exceptionally skilled communicator able to collaborate and build relationships internally and externally.
  • Shared or participatory governance experience leading and managing within a multi-campus and multi-department division environment.
  • Experience working with the Guided Learning Pathways framework as a core student success model.
  • Demonstrated professional experience using evidence-based decision-making, short and long-term planning, and working within an accountability structure.
  • Knowledge of student code of conduct process, Title IX, and Clery Act.
  • Experience with administering employment or collective bargaining agreements and plans.
  • Experience in designing and implementing effective student services and/or enrollment management strategies.
  • Knowledge and experience in mentoring and professional development.


Application Procedure: Application deadline is Sunday, April 24, 2022.                                                  .

To apply, please go to: Under Employment opportunities at M State, click on the link for Faculty, professional, and administrator positions (unclassified).          

Application must include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae (or resume)
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • College transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial application screening)


If you need accommodations to take part in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (218) 736-1512. For more information regarding M State, refer to our website at: M State is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.  A member of the Minnesota State System.

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 Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.                                                                                                     



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