Transfer Student Services (TSS) is a new unit that reports to the vice chancellor for enrollment management. The office will facilitate transfer students’ attendance at UMN Morris, helping transfer students successfully transition to the university and developing strategies to encourage successful and timely completion of transfers’ undergraduate degrees. Informed by best practices, the TSS director will lead collaborative efforts on campus to develop programs and initiatives to connect prospective, new, and continuing transfer students to the university community.
The TSS director will work to foster a concertedly holistic and student-centered environment for transfer students consistent with the university’s mission and vision. In this leadership role the director will:
Oversee daily operations of transfer student services.
Work with faculty and staff to strengthen transfer student enrollment, persistence and success. Ensure that transfer students have a clear pathway to progress through completion at UMN Morris. Provide leadership on matters of policy, procedure, and strategic enrollment related to transfer students, including development, implementation, and continuous assessment of services designed to inform and support transfer student academic preparation, transition and progression to graduation.
Develop campus capacity to provide structure and support for transfer students, including collaborations with academic affairs and student affairs to enhance transfers’ curricular and co-curricular experiences. Coordinate with transfer specialists within the Offices of the Registrar and Admissions as well as with staff in the Office of Academic Success, One Stop Student Services, and International Student Programs.
Lead work with internal and external constituents to develop transfer relationships and articulation agreements between community and tribal colleges and UMN Morris. Pursue articulation agreements and serve as point of contact for new articulation agreements.
In collaboration with other campus units, develop a transfer student organization and associated transfer student peer-mentoring program.
Generate regular reports on transfer student success, including persistence and graduation
Serve on appropriate committees, work groups, and task forces.
Plan and facilitate faculty and staff professional development opportunities around the academic and holistic needs of transfer students.
The University of Minnesota Morris seeks a director of Transfer Student Services (TSS). This position is twelve month, 100% time, annually renewable, academic professional appointment reporting to the vice chancellor for enrollment management.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of experience
Desired Qualities and Experiences:
Master’s degree and at least four years’ experience
Knowledge and understanding of community and tribal colleges
Ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders
Familiarity with current national issues in higher education and awareness of their implications for liberal arts colleges
Capacity to think strategically and to work creatively, and the skills and discipline to bring initiatives to fruition
Ability to lead and collaborate in campus efforts to foster a respect for diversity in persons, ideas, and experiences
Ability to represent campus effectively and in various capacities at the University of Minnesota System level and to collaborate with system partners
Internal Number: 335070
About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.