Minnesota State Community and Technical College — Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Minnesota State Community and Technical College (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 the 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.

Position Summary:
The Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs provides educational and administrative leadership to achieve a high standard of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, strategic enrollment management, instructional support technologies, student support and student services, and professional growth.  The Vice President will provide the vision and overall guidance for policy formulation, educational planning, accreditation processes, budgeting, enrollment growth, and new program development in an integrated instructional and student services setting.  The Vice President will report to the College President and participate in various Minnesota State, community, state and national organizations.


  • Leadership of Academic and Student Affairs (ASA)
  • ASA planning, growth and evaluation
  • Building enrollment and increasing student success
  • Budget management
  • Human resource management
  • Contribute to College-wide planning and decision-making
  • Provide leadership for opportunity and revenue generation
  • Participate in System, state, and national initiatives
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree;
  • 3+ years of administrative experience at the level of dean or higher; 
  • 3+ years higher education teaching experience;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community and technical college, academic excellence and rigor, and enrollment management and student services that enhance persistence, progression, and completion rates;
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives;
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum design;
  • Knowledge and experience in mentoring and professional development of team members;
  • Established reputation for celebrating and appreciating successes;
  • Experience managing complex budgets;
  • Experience with customized training or revenue-generating workforce solutions.

Leadership Skills and Attributes:
Successful candidate will have the ability to:

  • Build connections with people based on shared values of trust, compassion, stability, and hope;
  • Stay focused on what is in the best interest of students;
  • Provide dynamic, charismatic, purposeful and innovative leadership; 
  • Encourage and empower employees;
  • Recognize the impact of decisions and communications on college culture;
  • Remain curious and ask a lot of questions;
  • Build authentic relationships with stakeholders;
  • Create high performing teams;
  • Build partnerships and collaborative agreements;
  • Communicate authentically and directly through all mediums; 
  • Demonstrate passion for community and technical college student success;
  • Support academic freedom, shared governance, inclusion and participation in decision-making;
  • Create a positive, respectful culture;
  • Take initiative by changing policies and/or processes to benefit students and the college.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in a related field with an alignment to managing and leading in higher education;
  • Demonstrated success developing and sustaining new academic programs;
  • Demonstrated success in designing and implementing effective enrollment management strategies;
  • Knowledge and experience with policies and practices relating to excellence in teaching; curriculum development; instructional program planning and budgeting; program innovation, assessment, program development and review; articulation/transfer; faculty evaluation; staff development; distance and on-line education; course and faculty scheduling; technology to support instruction and overall college infrastructure; and customized training;
  • Knowledge and experience in fostering relationships with public school and workforce partners;
  • Experience working with employees in a collective bargaining environment;
  • Success in grant writing and grant administration.

Application Procedure: Deadline for applications will be April 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  To apply, please go to: www.minnesota.edu/jobs/ (Academic & Administrator).          

Application must include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae (or resume)
  • Three letters of professional reference
  • College transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial application screening)

If you need accommodations to take part in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (218) 736-1512. For more information regarding M State, refer to our website at: www.minnesota.edu. M State is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.  A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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Vacancy Number:PCN: 0634400