The Director of Advising provides leadership to a team that plans and implements advising services that holistically address students' academic, career, and social-emotional learning needs to facilitate successful matriculation in the College. In collaboration with academic deans, faculty and other student affairs departments, the Director will develop and implement strategic initiatives related to advising, retention, and overall student success. The Director works collaboratively with a wide range of offices campus wide, recommending and developing programs, policies, and procedures that affect students' engagement, retention, and completion. The Director will work with the Dean of Students and various academic deans to ensure that the strategic initiatives of the College are being successfully implemented. The Director will also provide direct advising support to students when necessary. All employees of Saint Paul College are responsible for promoting a culture that supports diversity and inclusion in all forms as well as providing excellent customer service continuously to all internal and external contacts.
Master's Degree in education, psychology, counseling, management, student affairs or related field;
3 years' progressive leadership;
3 years' higher education experience;
Direct experience with advising and retention initiatives;
Experience making data-informed decisions regarding student success;
Demonstrated commitment and experience working effectively with culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse students, faculty/staff, communities and/or organizations.
Project management skills sufficient to manage multiple projects simultaneously, create clear and attainable project objectives, build project requirements, oversee the cost, time and scope of projects, manage project constraints, and communicate progress and end results;
Ability to lead, motivate, change systems, solve problems, improve service, resolve conflicts, and work collaboratively;
Effective written and verbal communication skills sufficient to participate in discussions and communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel.
5 years' progressive leadership;
5 years' higher education experience, specifically working in an urban community college;
Experience with staff management and supervision including hiring, work assignments, professional development, performance evaluations, & coaching;
Strategic planning experience;
Knowledge of intrusive advising;
Experience working with Customer Relationship Management system (CRM);
Quality improvement training/experience;
Ability to use MS Word and Excel, and other software applications to prepare, create, format, edit, print, save and/or attach a variety of documents, including emails, memos, reports, letters, presentations, spreadsheets, tables, charts, graphs, in an efficient and timely manner.
Saint Paul College is committed to supporting diversity in all of its forms. Applicants representing diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must apply on-line at: http://www.saintpaul.edu/AboutUs/Employment. You must apply online and attach an electronic resume and copy of your transcript(s) to your online application in order to be considered for this position. Salary and benefits will be based on the collective bargaining agreement between MMA and the State of Minnesota.
This document can be made available in alternative formats such as large print, Braille or audio tape by calling 651-846-1400. The college regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations must be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
Saint Paul College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer
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About SAINT PAUL COLLEGE - A COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
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.