Manage several direct reports and programmatic areas to include: Center for Engaged Learning, Library, On-line Learning, Global Studies, Youth Programs, Honors Program, University Studies, Registrar, and Graduate Studies. Work in collective bargaining environment.
Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and outreach activities for all graduate programs in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications department; identify opportunities to promote and develop innovative academic graduate and undergraduate programs that are in high demand.
Work closely with the Vice President and Deans in preparing and prioritizing budget needs based on available revenue and resources. Oversee operating, Salary, and Revenue budgets for reporting units.
Oversee strategic and development planning for the divisions.
Provide leadership and planning for graduate programs and Graduate Studies office.
Monitor policies and procedures to ensure clarity and compliance for direct report areas.
Assist in determining and developing new and innovative education opportunities and other relevant program initiatives.
Data and Reporting
Initiate, direct and distribute information and data reports to the President, Vice Presidents, and Enrollment Management leadership relevant to retention practices and policy development, and student success program development, revision or discontinuation.
Enhance and Grow Programming
Collaborate with academic leadership to lead, develop, and execute opportunities for improvement and innovation in the quality and outcomes of existing academic programs, retention and success of current students, while working to identify and develop new undergraduate and graduate programs to meet the needs of today’s learners and employers. This will increasingly require cross-disciplinary and multi-modal delivery of curriculum in a cost-effective manner.
Support the assurance of academic program quality, teaching, research, and service excellence.
Oversee the College’s Institutional Effectiveness system efforts for all direct report areas.
Provide leadership and assistance in the creation and implementation of effective faculty professional development opportunities and initiatives.
Assist with the development of Academic Affairs and College policies.
Handle student issues and/or parent inquiries and petitions as appropriate.
Assist with the oversight of Academic Affairs’ communications and webpage.
Represent the VPAA and Academic Affairs on academic standing committees and selected committee meetings, ceremonial functions, and other meetings as needed.
The Associate Vice President will ensure an ongoing and comprehensive program evaluation and outcomes assessment with actionable recommendations for improvement. Additionally, this position will lead accreditation and re-accreditation activities on behalf of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
External Representation and Constituent Relations
Represent the University to various constituencies, both internal and external. Work with regional leaders, students, faculty, staff and other administrators. Includes travel and communication to represent the university in a wide range of venues: regional meetings regarding graduate studies, libraries, faculty development, and other division priorities; state-wide consortia; Tri-College consortium, system and statewide committees, regional networks, and national organizations.
Committee/Task Force Leadership
Provide leadership to various committees that report to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Advocate for the University through membership and participation on campus-wide committees.
Serve in an oversight capacity for the grants officer for the university for external grants, such as National Science Foundation, National Institute for Health, National Education Association, etc., including fund allocation.
Perform other duties as assigned by the VPAA.
Be sensitive in dealings with other personnel, visitors, and students, so that all are treated in a respectful, professional, and humane manner.
Be respectful of and sensitive to the rights, responsibilities and duties of others, and respectful of the human rights of all racial, ethic, and religious grounds, including but not limited to protected groups as defined by state statute.
Maintain professional level of conduct and interaction with other staff, students, and constituents.
Maintain control and composure during difficult and stressful situations to instill a calming effect on others.
Commitment to acting in a manner consistent with the University’s core values of Grit, Humility, and Heart.
Doctorate degree from an accredited University
7 years of experience in higher education
3 years of administration experience
3 or more years of professional supervisory responsibility
Ability to understand and implement University policies, guidelines, processes, and programs
Excellent communication and leadership skills
Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
Professional achievement in an academic discipline commensurate with appointment to an academic rank (i.e., Associate Professor or Professor) in an academic department
Demonstrated successful experience in academic leadership at department, college and/or university level
Two years’ experience as a Graduate Program Coordinator or Graduate Dean
Evidence of successful teaching in higher education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; understanding of on-line education
Experience with library administration
Faculty development supervision
Evidence of scholarly activity and professional achievement in an academic discipline commensurate with appointment to an academic rank (i.e., Associate or full Professor) in an academic department
Experience with fiscal management procedures in higher education
Experience working in a collective bargaining environment
In the simplest and most idealistic terms, our purpose at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to transform the world by transforming lives. In more specific terms, we are a university united around certain beliefs.
Our Core Values (How do we behave?)
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About Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead is a student-centered University that treats students as individuals with different experiences and aspirations, whether they are first generation college students, full-time working adults or a variety of traditional and nontraditional students. Our tuition, which is among the most affordable in the region, and our instructional quality combine to create an outstanding higher education value. We help students succeed by providing strong academic experiences as well as a full range of support services and social and community opportunities.Through challenging programs and guidance from faculty and staff with high expectations, we help students to discover and then reach their potential. We provide opportunities for significant student research, leadership development, service learning, creative production, and athletic competition. Further, we have strong, cohesive curricula that prepare students not only to participate in the workforce of today but also to create and lead the workforce and society of tomorrow.