MnSCU Administrator 6
Dean of Student Affairs
Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College seeks an experienced, equity-minded,
student-focused, visionary leader to serve as the Dean of Student
Affairs. We welcome your inquiries, recommendations or nominations
for this great opportunity.
220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan
The purpose of this position is to serve as a member of the
college’s academic and student affairs team. This position also
participates as a member of the college president’s management team
(President’s Cabinet, Riverland Council, Faculty Shared Governance
and Strategic Planning). Reporting to the Vice President of
Academic & Student Affairs, this position supervises
approximately 50 faculty and staff.
- This position provides leadership, management, evaluation and
administration for the faculty, staff and student services that
reinforce student success and learning; participates in student
affairs, academic, non-academic and other Minnesota State System
- Leads and collaborates with faculty and staff to plan and
develop new program initiatives as well as redesign co-curricular
programs and services.
- Suggests or develops policy and process when necessary to
enhance effective and efficient administration; provides leadership
and support for other initiatives with the vice president’s,
president’s and chancellor’s annual work plans related to strategic
- This position serves as the college Title IX Officer.
- Chair the College’s Strategic Enrollment Management &
Retention committee including the College SEM (Strategic Enrollment
- This position builds and encourages effective professional
relationships with colleagues and leaders in the community and
requires unit-level assignments of responsibility in the four
buildings and three locations of the college as it relates to
student services, success and learning.
SUMMARY OF PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND
- College Student Affairs Officer (CSAO)/ Division Head of
Student Affairs. Departments within the Office of the Dean of
Students include but are not limited to: Admissions &
Recruitment, Assessment & Testing services, Financial Aid,
Records & Registration, Advising Services, Advocacy Services,
Accessibility & Mental Health Counseling services, TRIO Student
Support Services, Student Life (including programming, student
government, & athletics), Student Conduct, Housing &
Residential Life, and Title IX.
- Provide division and institution level leadership and support
for strategic enrollment initiatives.
- Serve as the College’s Title IX Officer.
- Provide supervision of the Director of Residential and Student
Life (DRSL) including supporting the DRSL in the day to day
operations of student housing.
- Manage, develop, allocate and monitor assigned planning and
- Determine need, recruit, interview and recommend new faculty
and staff, evaluate and monitor progress; provide leadership.
- Provide leadership and support for other initiatives within the
vice president’s, president’s and chancellor’s annual work
- Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth
functioning of the departments within the division of Student
Affairs and maintain the reputation of the organization as a viable
NOTE: a detailed job description is available upon request,
- Master’s degree required.
- Three years successful student affairs experience (or
- Successful three years of leadership experience at the program,
unit (department), or division level (or comparable) required.
This position requires a high level of leadership skill and
senior management ability, including a thorough knowledge and
understanding of postsecondary education; an understanding of and
commitment to the community college mission; accomplishments in
academic excellence and best practices in higher education;
substantial skills in effective fiscal and budgetary management; a
demonstrated commitment to affirmative action and equal
opportunity; demonstrated ability to work with the local external
community; experience with student support services (TRIO/SSS)
projects and grant writing and capability to work constructively
and communicate effectively with the internal college community and
The position requires human relations skills evidenced by the
ability to provide leadership and accountability of a team, ability
to delegate in a team environment that includes students,
instructional administrators, faculty and staff members and others
at the college; great sensitivity to all facets of the college
community, including the needs of the various groups which comprise
it; the ability to make the college an integral part of the total
community; and a personal orientation to the process and skill in
the management of participatory decision-making.
The position requires the ability to maintain productive working
relationships with a variety of constituents, experience with the
collective bargaining and shared governance processes and skill in
administration of contracts and the ability to resolve
controversial issues with others.
- Advanced degree (doctorate) preferred.
- Five years successful student affairs experience (or
- Successful five years of leadership experience at the program,
unit (department), or division level (or comparable).
This position requires successful completion of employment
references and a driver’s license background check.
Riverland Community College, named one of the Best Places to
Work in 2021, has an innovative and collaborative culture focused
on its mission “to transform lives through excellence in service,
education, and career training.”
Riverland is a member of the Minnesota State system with 30
community and technical colleges and seven state universities.
Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in
With three campuses in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, Riverland
graduates support the economic region in Southern Minnesota which
consists of a variety of small to large employers in key industries
such as healthcare, food manufacturing, agri-businesses,
transportation and distribution sectors. A campus is within an
hour’s drive to the Twin Cities, Rochester, and Mankato and has
many recreational and lifestyle assets to offer.
With nearly 90 program options, students most often seek out
Riverland for careers in healthcare, business, public safety,
computer technology, manufacturing, construction, agriculture and
In addition to the many technical and professional degrees offered,
Riverland is a comprehensive college that awards certificates,
diplomas, Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees and
many Transfer Pathways that complete the first two years of a
bachelor’s degree that can seamlessly transfer to one of Minnesota
State’s seven universities.
Riverland has seen a growth in enrollment over the past five years
• a dedication to providing a high-quality affordable
• equity-minded leadership and academic teams who welcome all
learners from ages 16 to 70 and recognizes their needs for
• flexible enrollment and delivery options for on campus, online,
• numerous K-12, workforce, university, and industry partnerships
Riverland Community College is dedicated to its employees, students
and the region. Riverland Community College’s core values are
cultivating student growth through service, collaboration,
innovation and respect.
To learn more about Riverland or Minnesota State, visit
www.riverland.edu or www.minnstate.edu.
Salary range for MnSCU Administrator 6 classification is currently
$80,858 – $129,377 annually. Salary is commensurate with experience
and education and in accordance with the 2021-2023 Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities Personnel Plan for Administrators.
The State of Minnesota offers an excellent benefits package for
For more information, visit http://mn.gov/mmb/segip/benefits.
• Health Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
• Paid Leave
• Retirement Plans, including defined benefit and 401(a) defined
• Optional 457(b) and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plans
• Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
• Tuition Waiver for employees and dependents
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
To ensure full consideration, provide a cover letter, CV or
resume and unofficial copies of relevant transcripts. Please
note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the
Completed applications are due by June 28, 2022. Applications will
be accepted until the position is filled.
Aimee Sue Larson, Interim Director of Human Resources
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 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.