ABOUTTHEPOSITION The purpose of this position is to manage the department's personnel supervision, to provide leadership for the functions of the department, to provide management and expertise for the information system modules supporting these functions as well as serving as the department's communication specialist and webmaster. Normandale Community College intends to eliminate equity gaps for all students by 2025. For degree-seeking students, Normandale will ensure 50% (or more) who state an intention to attain an Associate's degree or transfer to a four-year university will achieve that goal. The Assistant Director will be required to participate and lead college and department critical initiatives crafted to eliminate educational equity gaps, improve completion rates for degree seeking students, and develop a more culturally proficient, student-centered institutional culture. The position supervises the training and work of department employees. This position also coordinates and leads all aspects of the functions of the Student Services Office, provides administrative support to the Director, and acts as the Director in his or her absence. Normandale Community College seeks applicants with deep connections to the cultural communities to which our students belong.
One (1) year of experience working with students and families navigating higher education or equivalent experience
One (1) year of experience supervising professional or student staff or lead work experience or equivalent experience
Proven experience interpreting, understanding and explaining sophisticated regulations and policies or equivalent
Effective written and verbal communication skills sufficient to participate in discussions and communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel
Experience working with students and families from diverse and traditionally underserved backgrounds with varied needs by providing culturally responsive support
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of private information according to federal regulations (FERPA, Data Privacy Act, Minnesota State System and college policies and procedures)
Ability to establish coordinated working relationships
Knowledge and clear understanding of customer service standards and the ability to deliver high levels of customer service
Demonstrated knowledge of racial equity and inter-cultural competence and the barriers faced by minoritized students
Ability to track data in an organized and accurate manner, and report that data
Experience working independently and as a team member.
Master's Degree in Student Affairs Administration or related field
Experience developing an integrated communication plan
Solid understanding of current student information system (Integrated Student Records System), ImageNow, Minnesota State System related Web Communications and degree audit systems (DARS)
Demonstrated experience ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion are effectively addressed in any of the following areas: student support services, personnel supervision, leadership functions of the department, information technology, and communications.
Working proficiency in Somali, Spanish, or Hmong.
ABOUTNORMANDALE Normandale Community College is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, which is in the southwest metropolitan region of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and one of the fastest growing areas of the state. With a population of over 3.5 million, the Twin Cities is home to a variety of cultural communities and features a growing economy, a plethora of arts and recreation opportunities, excellent public schools and health care systems, as well as thriving cultural and community organizations. A recent study estimates the contribution of Normandale Community College to the regional economy to be over $410 million dollars and 3,474 jobs.
Founded in 1968, and offering over 50 Associate degree programs, Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, serving almost 15,000 students from diverse backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. With student success as a primary focus, Normandale is dedicated to the mission of ensuring students have the highest quality education. To learn more about Normandale's vision and strategic directions, visit http://www.normandale.edu/Normandale2020
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! As an agency of the State of Minnesota, Normandale offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. Learn more at http://www.normandale.edu/departments/human-resources/employee-benefits.
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About Normandale Community College
Normandale Community College is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, which is in the southwest metropolitan region of Minneapolis/St. Paul (Twin Cities) and one of the fastest growing areas in the state. With a population of over 3.5 million, the Twin Cities is home to a variety of cultural communities and features vast arts and entertainment, athletic and family activities, a growing economy, and exceptional public schools and healthcare systems.
Founded in 1968, Normandale Community College serves a student population of approximately 15,000 students annually and offers over 50 Associate degree programs.. Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. To learn more about our strategic vision, visit http://www.normandale.edu/Normandale2020.