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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
- Oversee student support.
- Human resource management.
- 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.
- A conferred doctorate degree from an accredited college or
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Application deadline is Sunday, April 24,
To apply, please go to: www.minnesota.edu/jobs/ 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
- College transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial
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: www.minnesota.edu. M State is an
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.
A member of the Minnesota State System.
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