The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and engaged leader to serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) of the Student Success, Engagement, and Equity (SSEE) team at our innovative campus. The AVC will facilitate a multi-faceted staff to increase student success, diversity, inclusion, equity, engagement, retention, and wellbeing. That staff includes a team of student success coaches as well as individual staff members with the following areas of focus: health and wellness, residential life, counseling, disability services, and student activities. Together, this leader and their staff also manage student orientation, student conduct, care reporting, biased incident response, student Title IX issues, and the “living learning communities.” This student-centered leader will model UMR values of respect, diversity and inclusivity, community, evidenced-based decision making, and human potential.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor position is a full-time, 12-month, senior administrative position. The AVC reports directly to the Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester while working in close collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Innovation to lead and connect student development programs, represent student development on campus and with University of Minnesota system colleagues.The position is open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
About the University of Minnesota Rochester Our Vision is to transform higher education through innovations that empower graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st-century. In this vibrant context, students are at the center of all we do – including faculty research focused on the efficacy of educational innovation. By offering a distinctive health sciences education, UMR prepares students for a broad spectrum of career pathways including patient care; resilience, wellbeing and mental health; health care research and discovery; global health and public policy; emerging health technologies; and the business and leadership of healthcare. In its second decade of serving students, the campus community currently serves more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of downtown Rochester. Through creative partnerships, this campus continues to grow in size and influence. At UMR, relationships and research drive student success. Our strategic growth plan has been aligned with the University of Minnesota System strategic plan (MPact 2025) establishing key metrics and aspirations. For more information about the University of Minnesota Rochester campus, please visit http://r.umn.edu/about-umr.
Our benefits include:
University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account – vested immediately
22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays
Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition
Excellent and affordable health care benefits
Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates
Free disability insurance
Candidates for UMR’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Engagement, and Equity must have the following qualifications:
A relevant graduate degree.
Prior experience in student development leadership including the ability to serve as a catalyst for initiatives that increase student retention; enhance progress related to student equity, diversity, and inclusion; adapt and innovate in response to evidence; and inspire and guide team members to excellence in their interactions with students.
Demonstrated commitment to using data to inform practice, with expertise emanating not only from experience but also a deep knowledge of relevant research.
Ability to maintain high visibility on campus and to respond quickly to on campus situations.
Key Leadership Competencies
Finds joy and purpose in supporting student success.
Models respect for all.
Has a visible and positive presence.
Excels at collaborative project management.
Generates and implements evidence-based solutions.
Is reflective, curious, empathetic, and approachable.
Thinks strategically and works collaboratively.
Facilitates inclusive decision-making communicated with transparency.
Motivates, inspires, and empowers students and staff.
Listens well and builds trusting relationships.
Operates with integrity.
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About University of Minnesota, Rochester
The University of Minnesota Rochester is located in University Square, one block away from the Mayo Clinic, seven miles south of IBM, and just 75 miles south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a student on the UMR campus in downtown Rochester, you will be at the heart of one of the world?s top medical centers and at the center of an internationally known research community.
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