Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Success, this position:
Provides administrative oversight and supervision primarily to liberal arts and sciences general education offerings on both campuses of Ridgewater College.
Aligns division and program goals with the college's academic and strategic plan and the system's strategic directions (established by the Board of Trustees).
Lead initiatives and day-to-day activities focused on eliminating the educational equity gaps for first-generation students, pell-eligible, indigenous students and students of color.
Works collaboratively to create and implement continuous improvement initiatives to grow enrollment, improve retention and expand quality learning opportunities for students.
Education: Master's Degree in any Liberal Arts & Sciences area
College-level classroom teaching experience
Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
Demonstrate commitment to a culture of continuous improvement
Excellent interpersonal communication, human relations, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
Ability to be physically present on both campuses to provide leadership
Five years college-level classroom teaching experience
Experience teaching at a two-year college
Work experience in a union environment
Previous experience as a Dean in a college or university
Understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
Collaborative leadership style.
Experience with a variety of pedagogical and technological educational delivery methods.
Applicants must include:
Online Employment Application
Letter of Interest addressing the position qualifications
Unofficial copy of college transcripts (official copy may be required upon hire)
A list of three professional references with contact information
Creating Opportunities. Changing Lives At Ridgewater College, we believe liberal arts education is an essential ingredient for an effective workforce of the future. We are seeking a liberal arts champion to collaborate with our technical education programs, leading a team of experienced faculty in an effort to redesign and reinvigorate our liberal arts and sciences associate degree and transfer programs. The college has gone through a successful leadership change and a recent strategic planning effort that focuses on student success, engagement, equity and inclusion, and development of a sustainable organizational model. We are looking for an experienced educator to help us assess and improve our liberal arts curriculum and transfer agreements with partner universities in the Minnesota State system as well as private colleges in our region. Teamwork, transparency and creativity are essential in this role. If you have a passion for liberal arts education and the public two-year college mission, please explore this opportunity to join our dedicated team of faculty, staff and administrators.
A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer education, transfer options, and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota but also the nation. With campuses in Willmar and Hutchinson, Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students.
Ridgewater College offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation program (457), as well as a variety of other benefits. Each collective bargaining unit agreement determines which position will be eligible for benefits. To see a more detailed overview of our benefit package http://www.mn.gov/mmb/segip/
Ridgewater College is a community and technical college that offers more than 100 educational programs in Transfer Education, transfer options, and technical education. Ridgewater College serves more than 5500 students on its campuses in the growing communities of Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota. Ridgewater College also offers some programs that are unique in the state of Minnesota and nationally. Small class sizes, up-to-date technology, and access to many student activities and organizations (including intercollegiate sports, choir, theater, and Student Senate) give students the opportunity to enjoy a positive college experience. Ridgewater College is proud of its scholarship foundation, and excellent graduation and job placement rates. As a partner in the region's business and industry, Ridgewater College strives to maintain a quality of education for tomorrow's workforce, and to keep pace with the needs of the community by offering Customized and Continuing Education courses. Ridgewater College is recognized as an educational leader that exemplifies innovation and excellence within a student-centered learning environment, and is dedicated to providing an accessible, affordable, and supportive setting for all students.