Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Engagement, and Equity

Apr 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Engagement, and Equity
Location: Rochester
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 340320
Special Notice for COVID-19

The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


Candidates for UMR’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Engagement, and Equity must have the following qualifications:

  • A relevant graduate degree.
  • Prior experience in student development leadership including the ability to serve as a catalyst for initiatives that increase student retention; enhance progress related to student equity, diversity, and inclusion; adapt and innovate in response to evidence; and inspire and guide team members to excellence in their interactions with students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to using data to inform practice, with expertise emanating not only from experience but also a deep knowledge of relevant research.
  • Ability to maintain high visibility on campus and to respond quickly to on campus situations.

Key Leadership Competencies

  • Finds joy and purpose in supporting student success.
  • Models respect for all.
  • Has a visible and positive presence.
  • Excels at collaborative project management.
  • Generates and implements evidence-based solutions.
  • Is reflective, curious, empathetic, and approachable.
  • Thinks strategically and works collaboratively.
  • Facilitates inclusive decision-making communicated with transparency.
  • Motivates, inspires, and empowers students and staff.
  • Listens well and builds trusting relationships.
  • Operates with integrity.
About the Job

The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and engaged leader to serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) of the Student Success, Engagement, and Equity (SSEE) team at our innovative campus. The AVC will facilitate a multi-faceted staff to increase student success, diversity, inclusion, equity, engagement, retention, and wellbeing. That staff includes a team of student success coaches as well as individual staff members with the following areas of focus: health and wellness, residential life, counseling, disability services, and student activities. Together, this leader and their staff also manage student orientation, student conduct, care reporting, biased incident response, student Title IX issues, and the “living learning communities.” This student-centered leader will model UMR values of respect, diversity and inclusivity, community, evidenced-based decision making, and human potential.

The Assistant Vice Chancellor position is a full-time, 12-month, senior administrative position. The AVC reports directly to the Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester while working in close collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Innovation to lead and connect student development programs, represent student development on campus and with University of Minnesota system colleagues.The position is open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

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About the University of Minnesota Rochester
Our Vision is to transform higher education through innovations that empower graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st-century. In this vibrant context, students are at the center of all we do – including faculty research focused on the efficacy of educational innovation. By offering a distinctive health sciences education, UMR prepares students for a broad spectrum of career pathways including patient care; resilience, wellbeing and mental health; health care research and discovery; global health and public policy; emerging health technologies; and the business and leadership of healthcare. In its second decade of serving students, the campus community currently serves more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of downtown Rochester. Through creative partnerships, this campus continues to grow in size and influence. At UMR, relationships and research drive student success. Our strategic growth plan has been aligned with the University of Minnesota System strategic plan (MPact 2025) establishing key metrics and aspirations. For more information about the University of Minnesota Rochester campus, please visit

Our benefits include:

  1. University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account – vested immediately
  2. 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays
  3. Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition
  4. Excellent and affordable health care benefits
  5. Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates
  6. Free disability insurance
How To Apply

Active review of applications will begin May 28, 2021. Applications must be submitted online at Search postings for Job Requisition #340320 for application instructions and links. Applicants must attach to the online application a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) diversity statement. For more information, contact [email protected]

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.