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Dean of Academic Effectiveness & Innovation

Saint Paul College

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Classification Title
MnSCU Administrator 6

Working Title
Dean of Academic Effectiveness & Innovation

Position Type
Administrator

Division
Academic Affairs

Department
Academic Effectiveness and Innovation

Unit
Faculty & Staff Development

Location
Saint Paul College

FLSA
Exempt

Full/Part Time
Full Time

FTE
1.0

Employment Condition
At Will

Work Shift
8 am-4:30 pm

Work Schedule/Hours/Days
M-F 8-4:30; This position may be eligible for partial telework as schedule allows and upon supervisor approval.

Posting Details
The Dean of Academic Effectiveness and Innovation will provide vision and leadership for a comprehensive model of assessment of student learning, curriculum, and faculty development. This role will oversee a wide range of support, resources, and training opportunities to foster a culture of continuous improvement for programs and departments. The Dean will coordinate and supply instructional development for faculty at all career stages and for all teaching formats (face-to-face, online, and hybrid). All development opportunities will stem from research, data, and best practices in the areas of assessment of student learning, program review, racially and culturally responsive curriculum and instruction, course design, innovative instructional technologies, and student success. Faculty development will align with staff and organizational development to ensure departments across the institution receive timely and relevant development opportunities.

The Dean of Academic Effectiveness and Innovation will work directly with faculty, staff, academic leaders, Cabinet, and the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to determine specific teaching, learning, and assessment needs at the course, department/program, and institutional levels. The Dean supervises the Coordinator of Curriculum and Assessment, Coordinator of Co-Curricular Assessment, and the Instructional Designer. The Dean also supervises the Library, including all library faculty and staff. The Dean reports to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and serves as the primary liaison between relevant development activities and administrative functions.

Salary Minimum
$89,250

Salary Maximum
$142,800

Salary Type
Annual

Bargaining Unit/Plan
220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan

Job Description
The Dean of Academic Effectiveness and Innovation will provide vision and leadership for a comprehensive model of assessment of student learning, curriculum, and faculty development. This role will oversee a wide range of support, resources, and training opportunities to foster a culture of continuous improvement for programs and departments. The Dean will coordinate and supply instructional development for faculty at all career stages and for all teaching formats (face-to-face, online, and hybrid). All development opportunities will stem from research, data, and best practices in the areas of assessment of student learning, program review, racially and culturally responsive curriculum and instruction, course design, innovative instructional technologies, and student success. Faculty development will align with staff and organizational development to ensure departments across the institution receive timely and relevant development opportunities.
The Dean of Academic Effectiveness and Innovation will work directly with faculty, staff, academic leaders, Cabinet, and the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to determine specific teaching, learning, and assessment needs at the course, department/program, and institutional levels. The Dean supervises the Coordinator of Curriculum and Assessment, Coordinator of Co-Curricular Assessment, and the Instructional Designer. The Dean also supervises the Library, including all library faculty and staff. The Dean reports to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and serves as the primary liaison between relevant development activities and administrative functions.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in an academic discipline or administrative area.
  • Five years’ work experience in the education field, including at least two years of leadership experience.
  • Expertise in culturally responsive teaching pedagogy.
  • Experience teaching in a variety of formats (face-to-face, online, and blended course), preferably within higher education.
  • Experience consulting with faculty on the improvement of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated ability in the area of curriculum development, evaluation, and academic assessment (i.e. knowledge of instructional design and learning theory).
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal communication, critical thinking, team building, public speaking, and mediation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
  • Commitment to continued professional growth.
  • Experience of using data to make informed decisions and create action plans.
  • Ability to manage projects and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated effort to improve cultural competence and foster equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in an academic discipline or administrative area.
  • 15 graduate-level credits in instructional development, online teaching, curriculum, Quality Matters, and/or academic technologies.
  • Five or more years of teaching experience.
  • Experience with providing faculty development.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota State policies, procedures, and organizational structure.
  • Experience working in urban community college.

Other Requirements
Commitment to college to become an Anti-Racist and Trauma -Informed institution.
 
The safety of all members of the Saint Paul College campus community is of vital concern. The most recent Annual Compliance and Security Report is available on the College website at www.saintpaul.edu/aboutus/Pages/PublicSafety.aspx.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business, whether using a personal, rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a Vehicle Use Agreement form and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check annually.

About
Saint Paul College was established in 1910, and we are proud to be honoring education for more than a century. View Historical TimelineSaint Paul College has been ranked no. 9 in The 50 Best Community Colleges in the United States by TheBestSchools.org. The College offers 54 associate degree programs, including the Associate of Arts degree, and 74 career certificate and diploma programs. Since our humble beginning, we have been helping students succeed in high-demand careers!

Benefits Info
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE
As an agency of the State of Minnesota, Saint Paul College offers a comprehensive benefits package including low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; generous vacation and sick leave as well as 11 paid holidays each year; employer-paid life insurance; pre-tax flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; and tax-deferred compensation. Additional benefits include tuition waivers available for employees and certain dependents, once qualifying criteria are met. For information on benefits, visit SEGIP’s website
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Posting Detail Information

 

Posting Number
F322P

Number of Vacancies
1

Re-posting
No

Desired Start Date
06/03/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

 
Open Date
04/22/2024

Close Date
05/06/2024

Open Until Filled
No

Accept Applications
Yes

Special Instructions Summary
This document can be made available in alternative formats such as large print, Braille or audio tape by calling 651-403-4182. The successful candidate under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations must be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
Saint Paul College is committed to supporting diversity in all of its forms. Applicants representing diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply on-line at: http://www.saintpaul.edu/AboutUs/Employment. You must apply online and attach an electronic resume and copy of your transcript(s) to your online application in order to be considered for this position. Salary and benefits will be based on the collective bargaining agreement and the State of Minnesota.

Posting Contact
If you have general questions about this posting, contact Todd Levig in Human Resources at HumanResources@saintpaul.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Saint Paul College and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are Equal Opportunity employers/educators committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
 
Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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