Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
The purpose of the Student Relations Director is to develop and assess effective strategies to improve the experiences and successes of students within the college and school. The position is a resource to both students and faculty in the areas of recruitment and retention; general advising; student complaints; student conduct; and academic petitions. The position is designed to provide recommendations and innovative solutions to solve complex student issues.
Coordinate general academic advising activities to foster student success
Manage student conduct, student complaints, student petitions, and student appeals to advance the student experience
Develop, support, and assess initiatives designed to increase recruitment and retention for the College and its programs to support program and College growth/sustainability
Serve as a liaison/resource to the College and the University to ensure consistent and appropriate implementation of relevant policies, procedures, and practices
Master's degree in College Counseling, Higher Education Administration or related field
One year professional experience in advising, student affairs, and/or recruitment and retention, academic affairs or related experience
Demonstrated ability to engage in the best practices and procedures of student advising/counseling and higher education administration
Demonstrated skills in collaborating with multiple functional areas to advance student success
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated skill in writing concise, accurate, and professional reports
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills including data interpretation
Demonstrated skills in working with diverse student and employee populations
Knowledge of the theoretical principles of advising/counseling and higher education
Three years professional work experience at a state college or university in College Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or related field
Demonstrated ability to effectively create and deliver professional presentations for large and diverse groups
Demonstrated ability to work professionally with varied external organizations/entities
Working conditions are typically a professional office environment. Some evening and weekends as well as overnight travel may be required.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here
Why Work For Us:
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota 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.
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.