Assistant Dean for Student Success is responsible for enhancing the academic education of our students through the development and oversight of programs and activities that promote student success. The Assistant Dean is responsible for strategically identifying, coordinating, and developing programs and innovative ways to increase student success, specifically of majors within the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM).
This position supports the Dean in both day-to-day functions and the broader visioning for student recruitment, retention, and overall success. The Assistant Dean plays an integral role in the academic and professional development of students’ assets through a variety of high-impact experiences. In order to be successful, the Assistant Dean will work collaboratively within the structure of CSM, Colleges and University.
In partnership with the Dean and unit leaders, provide leadership, management and support to the departments and units. This includes, but is not limited to existing programs such as Learning Assistants, Science Olympiad, and Student Ambassadors, and new initiatives such as STEAM, Peer Advising, as well as internship and mentorship programs.
Provide leadership for undergraduate recruitment, advising, retention and career preparation.
Serve as a member of the CSM community and contribute to the broader institutional goals of increasing student success by identification, development, and implementation of high-impact activities. Identify and promote opportunities for on- and off-campus student employment, research, leadership, and internships with state and regional businesses.
Provide vision and leadership for college-wide programming, community building and leadership development that engages large numbers of students and incorporates best practices in student activities thereby increasing student satisfaction, retention and sense of belonging.
Serve as a primary resource for faculty, staff and students on student engagement and leadership opportunities as well as on CSM and NDSU policies and procedures.
Focus on Student Success
Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive plan for student engagement that is consistent with the strategic plans of CSM and NDSU and serves the needs of the undergraduate and graduate student population.
Provide day-to-day management for a range of activities and programs that support transformative educational experiences and promote student recruitment, retention and graduation.
Recognize changes in student needs by developing programs and services that address these changes, improve the student experience on campus and support student success.
Develop and implement marketing strategies in support of enhancing retention and graduation rates of current students and recruitment of students to CSM.
Exhibit leadership in strengthening traditions and developing new experiences that contribute to students’ pride in CSM and NDSU.
Additional Requirements and Responsibilities
Actively participate in various committees, professional trainings, industry conferences, and conventions.
Exhibit fluency with Microsoft Office and ability to learn and utilize institutional software.
Comply with State and University policies.
Carry out other duties as assigned.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in compliance with applicable laws and in accordance with the organization's objectives, policies and bylaws.
Doctorate in Education or PhD in a related field with expertise in student development, higher education, or related field. A record of successfully engaging large numbers of students in an academic setting and promoting student success.
Experience and ability to plan strategically, develop innovative programs, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, develop and manage resources.
Demonstrated ability to identify the barriers and disadvantages faced by incoming students and to relate effectively to personnel on campus and local secondary schools.
Excellent emotional intelligence and communication (verbal, written, listening) skills.
Understanding of mission of land-grant universities.
Demonstrated experience and success in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated professional involvement in NASPA, ACPA, regional student affairs organizations, or similar professional organizations.
Experience in advising college/university students, facilitating workshops, and training staff, students and faculty.
Experience in working with students, parents, administrators and faculty.
Experience with TRIO or similar programs and in working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 25 pounds.
Noise level in the work environment is moderate.
Night and weekend work may be required occasionally.
Some travel is required.
No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.
About NDSU College of Science and Mathematics
North Dakota State University (NDSU) is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.
NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.
NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made Livability.com’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.
NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, execut...ive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!
The College of Science and Mathematics prepares NDSU graduates to be part of it all – working in this country and abroad in a wide spectrum of science and mathematics fields. Our graduates today serve in diversity of fields: top executives in chemical and biotechnology companies, physicists for NASA, physicians and health specialists, and exploration geologists at sites across the Americas.
Of the nearly 14,000 students attending NDSU, 1099 undergraduate and 212 graduate students are enrolled in the College of Science and Mathematics. Placement rates for all of our majors are good; our science and mathematics K-12 teachers are in especially high demand and enjoy, by far, the best opportunities in the teaching profession.
NDSU has always been strong in the basic and applied sciences, and today the College of Science and Mathematics is involved in all phases of study and research. All tenure-track faculty have doctoral degrees, and they are widely recognized on a national and international level for their professional status and their contributions to the new body of scientific and mathematic knowledge. Many of our undergraduate students participate in the research of our faculty, and they graduate from NDSU equipped with not only excellent classroom, laboratory, and field training but with sound research experience.