Job Positions

Director of University Advising / SS21012

Categories: North Central Region 6


Division of Student Success, Analytics & Integrated Planning; Office of Student Success


Minnesota State University Mankato

Date Posted:

Aug 6 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

Review of applications will begin on August 11, 2020, and continue until the position has been filled.

Position Description

The Director of University Advising is responsible for leading a comprehensive integrated approach to advising that intentionally advances student success. The Director provides vision and direction for student-centered undergraduate and graduate advising. The Director is responsible for comprehensive evaluation and continuous improvement of advising services and university policy related to academic advising. The Director reports to the Vice President for Student Success, Analytics and Integrated Planning, and is responsible for advising resource planning, management, budgets, technology, facilities, and personnel.


Job Description available upon request.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
• Cover Letter
• 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 presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Institution Information

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

Additional Information

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Contact Information

Hollie Stanley
Interim Director of Student Success Initiatives and Effectiveness
Phone: 507-389-1363
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711


Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application).
• Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in student advising, student success, student services, or related field.
• Demonstrated experience in supervision of personnel and budget management.
• Demonstrated application of college student development theories and high-impact student success practices.
• Demonstrated experience in program and service development and evaluation.
• Demonstrated excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to create and articulate processes and systems to guide work of self and others.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently within ambiguous situations and apply novel solutions.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across organizational structures with personnel at all levels of an organization.
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing a diverse, equitable and inclusive working and learning environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate or Terminal Degree.
• Demonstrated experience leading change management efforts and continuous process improvement.
• Demonstrated experience in project management.