Saint Mary's University is looking for a Dean of Academic Support Services who is eager to contribute to its Lasallian Catholic mission of awakening, nurturing, and empowering learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. We invite individuals to help transform lives through education, inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition’s quest to understand the human experience through faith and reason and its embrace of all who are dedicated to learning from one another through authentic conversations in search of the truth.
We are particularly interested in, and give preference to candidates that will demonstrate a vision to create and nurture great initiatives that promote our mission in the context of their jobs, and who wish to foster a culture of dialogue that, with deep respect for all people, support the search for meaning and purpose in the pursuit of excellence.
The Dean of Academic Support Services is a high-level administrator who supports the Provost in overseeing and coordinating academic support services provided to both undergraduate and graduate students at Saint Mary’s University on all campuses. The Dean provides leadership for several reporting units of professional and support staff who provide student-centric services such as tutoring, advising, access services, career counseling, and writing services. In addition, the Dean of Academic Support Services oversees the undergraduate and graduate libraries, as well as the First Generation Initiative.
Overall, this position is charged with developing and enhancing the quality of support offered to every student, to help them succeed in and out of the classroom. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong leadership and management skills, experience in higher education administration, and expertise in successful student support initiatives.
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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes inclusion and human dignity contributes to a robust academic and work environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals with expertise and diverse skills from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Saint Mary’s offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending, retirement pension plan, and both undergraduate and graduate tuition remission plans.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
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