Student Advising Director for Humanities & Social Sciences (SS23080)
Minnesota State University Mankato
Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Internal Number: 2285
Full/Part Time: Full Time
The Student Advising Director for Humanities & Social Sciences is the lead professional advisor supporting students within an academic college/area of responsibility. The Student Advising Director is an active member of the University's Advising Leadership Team and their respective College's Leadership Team. This position proactively engages with students by establishing meaningful connections, demonstrating care, coordinating support, and assisting in removing individual barriers to success. This position manages and provides advising services, and implements student-first practices that advance student equity, retention, completion, and success. This position works with students from prospect to alumni, and assists student's in integrating information, accessing resources, making enrollment choices, and determining academic program pathways to completion. This position holistically and comprehensively supports and advises students and intentionally contributes to a meaningful student experience. The Student Advising Director is a liaison to and resource for faculty, staff, and administrators, both within a college/area of responsibility and across the University. This position leads and supports projects and initiatives within an academic college/area of responsibility and across the university, particularly those focused on advising and student success. The Student Advising Director serves as an advising expert and student success resource for an academic college/area of responsibility with extensive knowledge of college, university and Minnesota State system academic and student policies, procedures, and practices. Additionally, the Student Advising Director utilizes student degree planning and completion tools and knowledge of University systems, processes, and resources to advance student success.
Master's degree (conferred by the time of hire) and three (3) years of academic advising and/or student support experience, OR Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience in academic advising and/or student support areas.
Demonstrated commitment to students with diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first generation students, students with disabilities, and/or international students.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Professional academic advising experience.
Demonstrated commitment to supporting students and their success.
Working knowledge of student development and student life concerns.
Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated abilities to communicate effectively with many different constituents – including students, faculty, staff, administrators.
Evidence of successful experience working with a wide variety of student support services.
Ability to interpret and implement University academic policies related to student academic standing, progressing, and completion.
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new information and interpret it with attention to detail and accuracy.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Based on the essential functions of this position, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work mode:
Case by Case/Situational Telework: A position that may include a temporary reassignment or work outside the permanent/principal work location to meet short-term needs up to 10% of the time.
ADDITIONALINFORMATION: As the lead professional advisor supporting students in Humanities & Social Sciences, the Student Advising Director's responsibilities include: Student Recruitment; Connection & Support (10%); Registration Advising and Enrollment (15%); Proactive Academic and Student Success Advising (35%); Academic Advising and Student Success Leadership (25%). Duties specific to Humanities & Social Sciences, including sharing information and actively collaborating with professional advisors in college-specific programs on shared student support responsibilities, and serving as the primary advisor for the Associate of Arts degree. (15%)
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:
· Enhancing access and student success.
· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.
· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.
Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html
Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota's the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.