Metropolitan State University, Minnesota's public, urban university, and five time recipient of the Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is seeking to hire an Academic Advisor.This is a full-time position within the College of Management Advising Center.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Unlimited
· Serve as academic advisor for an assigned caseload of students to support student success in College of Management programs.
· Develop, lead and participate in student success and retention initiatives designed to improve retention of students in the College of Management.
· Manage projects including, planning, assessment, decision making authority and accountability for continuous improvement that enhances advising and student services offered within the College.
· Act as community college liaison to develop and maintain relationships with community college colleagues and students regarding transfer and transition to College of Management programs.
· Participate as College of Management advising representative on college, university, or system committees or task forces as needed.
· Maintain and enhance professional development, contribute to college and university advising development and practices.
· Complete special assignments as appropriate.
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes and cover letters clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:
Master's degree plus one year of professional experience advising students in a higher education setting; Or Bachelor's degree plus two years of professional experience advising students in a higher education setting
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply a complex body of advising theories and practices, including approaches such as intrusive advising, developmental advising, and student success strategies
Demonstrated ability to understand and communicate degree program requirements, pre-requisites, and graduation requirements sufficient to advise students in the College of Management
Demonstrated ability to understand and relate the work of multiple areas, including multiple academic departments, admissions, financial aid, and student services
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in student record and customer relationship management systems, including compliance with FERPA and similar regulations
· Communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups.
· Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse environment.
A record of professional development related to serving non-traditional and diverse students, including development on topics such as anti-racism and inclusion
Work experience with business or management programs or related contexts
Experience with project management, program assessment, or regional accreditation sufficient to independently manage small-to-medium projects
Experience providing academic advising through telephone, email, social media, and video conferencing, or other innovative approaches in connecting with students
Physical Requirements of the Job: Light clerical work. Requires occasional transport of articles such as folders, file boxes or laptop.
Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, is a public, urban university located in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. The University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate educational opportunity gaps and lead the Twin Cities community to a prosperous and equitable future. Recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve approximately 10,200 students, two-thirds of whom are from communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college or are eligible for Pell grants. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #39 out of 1449). The university is a four-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. Metropolitan State offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metropolitan State University is actively working to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to advance equity and close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support.
The School/Academic Department: Central to the College and University mission statements, the College of Management Advising Center delivers high-quality academic advising by building supportive student-centered partnerships that provide students timely and accurate resources, tools, and information. Advising services empower our diverse student body to identify and achieve academic and career goals while developing agency and self-advocacy skills.
Salary: This is a Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) Range C position with a salary range of $43,785 (minimum) to $75,840 (maximum). Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) and the MSUAASF organization.
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.