The Associate Director of Honors will collaborate with the Honors Program Director and Student Success Coordinator in fulfilling honors programming, teaching courses, advising, supporting student portfolio development, and completing other administrative responsibilities. The Associate Director will take a lead role in marketing, recruitment, and admissions procedures related to honors.
Master's Degree in any discipline. (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
One year of related professional experience, or equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education, and/or professional experience.
Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to the Associate Director role including social justice and/or anti-racism.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Experience in a university environment.
Working knowledge of an honors program, or similar student engagement program (as a student, graduate student, or staff member).
Demonstrated understanding of FERPA, university regulations, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrated understanding of college student development, transitional issues, mentorship, leadership, and highly motivated students.
Demonstrated computer skills, including mastery of word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
Ability to prioritize tasks effectively and deal with the pressures of looming deadlines.
Ability to learn new tools and finding new approaches to accomplish job tasks effectively.
Ability to interpret and disseminate a wide range of information in verbal, printed, and electronic formats to a variety of audiences.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Work Location: Based upon this positions essential functions, it reports to Minnesota State Mankato at least four days a weeks and may have the option of telework for up to 20% of time. Telework is at the discretion of management and defined and implemented in accordance with HR/LR Policy #1422 (Telework Policy).
The Associate Director may have to work some evenings and weekends to help direct and coordinate student activities and attend recruiting events.
The Associate Director will be encouraged to attend national conferences and other professional development related to honors education, as well as other professional development opportunities which may involve overnight travel.
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:
· Enhancing access and student success.
· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.
· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.
Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html
Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota's the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/
A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Contact Information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and actions toward advancing DEI including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. How would your views and prior actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankato's goals?
CONTACTINFORMATION: Emma Morin, Student Success Coordinator Honors Program Minnesota State University, Mankato Phone: 507-389-1539 TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 Email:[email protected]
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.