Under the general direction of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, this position is responsible for advising and providing strategic direction to the Senior Vice Chancellor, ensuring that the division is in alignment with the mission and goals of the Board of Trustees, chancellor, presidents and the cabinet. The Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor serves as an advisor on policy development and on strategies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the division of Academic and Student Affairs, and is responsible for monitoring and ensuring effective resolution of projects and matters under the leadership of the Associate Vice Chancellors, Senior System Directors, and other academic and student affairs leadership, and ensuring that the Senior Vice Chancellor is optimally briefed and prepared on current and emerging matters in Academic and Student Affairs. This position provides coordination, direction and implementation of division operational functions, including staffing, budget, audit, strategic/ work plan development, legislative affairs, labor relations, and supervision of ASA division leadership development events, projects and division leadership meetings.
Demonstrated success in advancing equity and inclusion
Five (5) years of progressive experience in either public or private higher education
Experience in academic and/or student affairs
Experience formulating and successfully implementing projects with collaborative leadership and team strategies
Budget management experience
Demonstrated leadership experience, including leading other management-level positions
Strong project management experience to include developing or managing projects and initiatives
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in higher education
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate and direct multiple projects and activities with competing deadlines:
Ability to set and manage timelines and priorities; utilize sound judgment. and ensure the utmost discretion and confidentiality in all matters;
Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, including the ability to manage complex assignments and/or those that require balancing interests that may be at variance with each other;
Strong administrative and analytical skills, including the ability to research, evaluate, analyze, and strong attention to detail
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
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Experience working within a multi-institution system
Experience working with two-year colleges and four-year universities
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With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.