This position oversees the accreditation support services, and administrate system-wide policies by working with the campus Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALO) to achieve successful accreditation and reaffirmation of accreditation. As a member of the Academic Affairs unit, the incumbent for this position provides leadership and management for the development and implementation of Minnesota State policy and procedures for accreditation and assessment, represents system accreditation and assessment interests to a wide variety of constituent groups, foster national and regional accreditation among Minnesota State colleges and universities and manages accreditation and assessment in response to legislation, policy, college and university needs, the system strategic plan, and direction from the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Senior Vice Chancellor and Board of Trustees.
About Minnesota State
Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 37 institutions, including 30 community and technical and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 64 percent of the state's undergraduate student population.
We employ more than 15,900 dedicated faculty and staff focused on student success. We provide essential training and specialized certification options for business, industry, and professionals throughout Minnesota.
The work location is in the heart of downtown St. Paul, right in the skyway system. Benefits include excellent low cost and low deductible health and dental insurance, retirement package, tuition waiver at Minnesota State institutions (after three years of employment) and flexible working hours.
Minnesota State System Office is proud to be a Minnesota Yellow Ribbon agency.
Three (3) years of experience in higher education with demonstrated familiarity of accreditation, assessment, and academic program development.
Two (2) years of experience in quality improvement and/or experience in implementing and managing quality improvement processes.
Strong understanding of academic policies, procedures, and culture
Knowledge of program and institution accreditation
Knowledge of higher education accreditation standards and processes.
Knowledge of best practices in the higher education academic assessment community.
Knowledge of accreditation requirements for higher education; major issues and trends in adult higher education, teaching and adult learning.
Highly motivated, flexible, adaptable, and service-oriented, with strong collaborative skills for team work and consensus building among staff and faculty
Ability to handle a sizeable caseload of system institutions, to manage the detail of multiple simultaneous activities.
Excellent oral and communication skills and strong presentation skills
Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.
Ability to set priorities and multi-task
Ability to learn and innovate as needs of higher education evolve.
Strong organizational skills
Exhibit a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Minnesota State is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Doctorate degree in a relevant discipline
Four plus (4+) years of experience in quality improvement
Four (4+) years of experience in implementing and managing quality improvement processes.
Teaching experience at four-year institutions of higher education
Experience in post-secondary education administration that includes responsibilities for program and institutional accreditation
Experience in teacher education or graduate education programs
Experience with the implementation and facilitation of higher education accreditation standards and processes.
Experience in the implementation and facilitation of best practices in the higher education academic assessment community.
Experience with the implementation and facilitation of accreditation requirements for higher education.
Knowledge of major issues and trends in adult higher education, teaching and adult learning.
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About MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE
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.