Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs is responsible for supporting and implementing the strategic vision of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, to include serving as the administrator-in-charge of the Division in the absence of the Provost. The Vice Provost supports the Provost with management and execution of short and long-term academic priorities and initiatives, represents the Provost's interest in meetings on campus, in the community, and within the region, and plans and directs administrative, financial, and operational activities in the Provost's Office.
The Vice Provost supervises full-time staff members and works with the Provost to ensure the organizational structure meets current and emerging needs and ensures that the division's strategic priorities are advanced. In addition, the Vice Provost provides leadership, support, and coordination of the work of the Academic Affairs operations and resource management, faculty innovation and learning design, student success and learning, library and learning, global education, research, and graduate studies.
Earned doctorate or other terminal degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application).
Record of progressively responsible experience in higher education, including administration of budgets, personnel, and effective management of professional staff and collaboration with faculty (at level of dean or higher, or related experiences).
Demonstrated cultural competence and commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equity minded environment for students, faculty, staff, and the broader university community.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships across the University, both within Academic Affairs and with other divisions (Finance and Administration, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Information Technology, Student Success, Advancement, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).
Demonstrated experience managing complex budgets and knowledge of alternative budget models that provide resources for strategic investments.
Demonstrated ability to lead respectfully, collaboratively, and courageously, to find innovative approaches to solve problems and achieve ambitious goals.
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead in a collective bargaining, shared governance environment.
Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and manage resources (e.g. financial, personnel, facility, technology, etc.) and to lead cross functional teams and achieve strategic university priorities across all multiple functional areas.
Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Experience working in a public higher education university and state system.
Demonstrated ability to lead and promote academic innovative and high-quality initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to communicate articulately and inspirationally.
Experience with strategic planning and academic planning.
Demonstrated ability to supervise, develop, and/or lead a cross functional team.
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.
Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policiesrelating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes: Telework: Up to 20% of the time. A position with a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work on a regular basis at a telework location that is not the employee's permanent/principal work location.
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
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 17,900 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?
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The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: http://www.mnsu.edu/safety/ You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.