The Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs is a front-line leader of the campus. As a member of the Academic/Student Affairs Leadership Team, the associate dean is a facilitating link among faculty members, staff, students, the President's Cabinet, the academic deans, dean of student affairs, and external constituencies. All activities and roles of the Associate Dean aim at furthering the best interests of M State students and helping the college achieve its goals, mission, and vision.
Associate Deans play four essential roles, serving as: 1.Academic leaders of faculty and programs; 2.Representatives of faculty and programs; 3.Leadership and supervision for campus student affairs professionals; 4.Managers of college resources.
The Associate Dean is responsible for promoting academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership in accordance with the Minnesota State Community and Technical College strategic and academic plans and for exercising holistic judgment when executing the duties of this position.
A major performance standard of this position will be maintaining the highest quality academic and student affairs standards. This position involves significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation and implementation of Minnesota State and M State policy.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage credit and hourly course/program offerings.
Student affairs leadership.
Provide strategic leadership.
Leadership and management.
General Administrative Duties.
Enforce and implement equal opportunity and affirmative action policies, procedures, and programs as appropriate to academic leadership.
Master's Degree required Knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform duties and responsibilities:
Highly effective communication skills.
Thorough understanding of a regional approach to building and delivering higher education.
Ability to develop, implement and monitor long and short-term plans.
Knowledge of equitable and inclusive teaching and learning methodologies.
Experience assessing varied systems that promote learning and delivery of exceptional customer service.
Knowledge of liberal arts, transfer, career and technical education curriculum.
Willing to take risks and provide visionary plans for growth.
Desire and ability to effect change.
Knowledge of course and program outcomes and assessment models.
Knowledge and experience in managing functions and employees in registration, enrollment management, advising, student activities, Student Government Association, student due process procedures, multicultural services, persistence and completion, disability services, tutoring services, career services, financial aid, social work and orientation and placement.
Knowledge and experience in academic/student policies, developmental theory, and procedures which lead to organizational and student success.
Ability to effectively supervise, evaluate, motivate, and develop professional employees.
Problem solving skills required to manage diverse and complex situations.
Ability to establish and maintain productive, collegial, and professional working relationships with both internal and external customers of the college.
Demonstrated commitment to ethical behavior, honesty and integrity.
Knowledge of alternative instructional and student support methodologies.
Knowledge of accreditation processes.
Commitment to professional development and growth of others and self.
Effective stewardship of funds.
Desire to work in a team-based environment. Required Leadership Attributes and Experiences:
Demonstrated knowledge of teaching or training excellence.
Dynamic and innovative leadership experience.
Demonstrated ability to build authentic relationships with stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience in building and developing high performing teams.
Documented success in building partnerships and collaborative agreements.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Demonstrated ability to communicate authentically and directly with extensive communication skills.
Demonstrated passion for community & technical college student success.
Established reputation for celebrating and appreciating successes.
Academic and/or student affairs leadership in a community and/or technical college.
Experience in supervision.
Working knowledge of higher education policies, practices, and procedures.
Experience in working with collective bargaining.
Experience in fiscal planning and budgeting.
M State is a regional, student-focused institution, poised for a strong future. M State 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 students each year. But don't be fooled by our size. At M State you'll find the best of both worlds: big-college resources and a small-college feel on our four welcoming campuses and in our many online courses and programs. Our vision is to be a success story for every student. We lead with our values of integrity, inclusion and innovation, and we strive to be 'All IN' as we teach and serve our diverse student body.
Mission, Vision, Values
MISSIONSTATEMENT 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. VISIONSTATEMENT A success story for every student. VALUES 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.
A comprehensive benefit package offered by the State of Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the bargaining unit contract of the position. Benefits may include:
Holidays, vacation and sick leaveRetirementMedical and dental insuranceLife insuranceAccidental Death and DismembermentDisability insuranceMedical/Dental Expense AccountDependent Care Expense AccountHealth Reimbursement Account (eligibility based on bargaining unit contract)Tuition Waiver (eligibility based on bargaining unit contract)
Internal Number: 1565
About Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: Member of the North Central Association (1972-present). M State was admitted into the Commission's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) in 2009. M State has numerous career/technical programs that are additionally accredited by boards, agencies, commissions, or professional organizations in their field or discipline. In addition to a strong liberal arts transfer program, M State offers highly successful programs in fields including business/accounting/marketing, dental hygiene, graphic design, nursing, computer and network technology and more.M State also has a strong eCampus option and a number of unique destination programs such as Electrical Line Worker, Marine and PowerSports Technology, and Diesel Equipment programs.