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Montana State University-Northern Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs in Havre, Montana

Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs

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Position Information

NBAPOSN Title

Working Title Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs

Brief Position Overview

Montana State University-Northern ( MSUN ) seeks applications for a professional to begin immediately as our new Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs. The successful candidate will work full-time in person at the MSUN campus in Havre, Montana.

The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs promotes the academic success of Northern students through the implementation and coordination of professional training, development, and support for faculty and the design, implementation, and coordination of wrap-around services for students. The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs oversees the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Grants Coordinator to ensure faculty have the resources and training necessary to teach effectively, whether in-person or online, and access to grant-based funding that augments the capacity and quality of faculty teaching and research. The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs also oversees the Directors of all grant-funded, institutional, student support programs including, but not limited to Student Support Services ( TRIO ), Little River Institute ( NASNTI ), and Veterans Upward Bound ( TRIO ) and oversees all institution-wide student success grant awards to ensure each remains in compliance with respect to any stipulations required by the granting entity and any related State and Federal rules regulations. The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs is a senior leader of the Grant Support Team and contributes to the development and implementation of all sponsored programs – related policies and procedures at the campus level. The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs leads all direct reports in providing innovative solutions to the changing support needs of faculty and students, identifies and pursues grant funding to support these solutions, and stays abreast of best practices in higher education to ensure student support is accessible, equitable, and effective.

The benefits package includes paid employee health insurance, retirement plans, paid annual and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and Montana University System tuition waivers. https://www.msun.edu/hr/benefits.aspx

MSUN will only consider applicants who are authorized to work in the US and MSUN will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Position Number 7C

Department Office of the Provost

Division Office of Academic Affairs

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year

Semester

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Yes

Compensation Annual

Salary $76,000

Contract Type MUS

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs promotes the academic success of Northern students through the implementation and coordination of professional training, development, and support for faculty and the design, implementation, and coordination of wrap-around services for students. The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs oversees the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Grants Coordinator to ensure faculty have the resources and training necessary to teach effectively, whether in-person or online, and access to grant-based funding that augments the capacity and quality of faculty teaching and research. The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs also oversees the Directors of all grant-funded, institutional, student support programs including, but not limited to Student Support Services ( TRIO ), Little River Institute ( NASNTI ), and Veterans Upward Bound ( TRIO ) and oversees all institution-wide student success grant awards to ensure each remains in compliance with respect to any stipulations required by the granting entity and any related State and Federal rules regulations. The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs is a senior leader of the Grant Support Team and contributes to the development and implementation of all sponsored programs – related policies and procedures at the campus level. The Dean of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs leads all direct reports in providing innovative solutions to the changing support needs of faculty and students, identifies and pursues grant funding to support these solutions, and stays abreast of best practices in higher education to ensure student support is accessible, equitable, and effective.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Oversee the Director of OTLE to ensure faculty need for development and support is met with innovative best practices and that faculty engagement in development and support opportunities is robust.

• Oversee the Director of OTLE to ensure faculty and student need for LMS training and support is met with innovative best practices and that engagement in training and support is robust.

• Facilitate communication and coordination between the Director of OTLE and support services programs on campus to provide consistent student support that is streamlined and seamless.

• Oversee and mentor the Grants Coordinator in the development of and growth of an Office of Sponsored Programs.

• Oversee and mentor the Directors of Northern’s grant-funded, student support programs (e.g., LRI , SS, VUB ) in program design and implementation and throughout the grant writing/ renewal process.

• Facilitate the development of streamlined academic and wrap-around student support through strategic collaboration between programs within the office and other key stakeholders on campus (e.g., Tutoring Committee).

• Ensure direct reports monitor deadlines for projects and awards within their purview to ensure timely progress and reporting compliance with respect to any and all applicable state and federal rules and regulations.

• Develop and submit required reports for institutional student success grants not directly under the purview of a direct report within the office of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs

• Serve as a senior leader on the Grant Support Team and contribute to the development and implementation of sponsored programs – related policies and procedures as well as the enforcement of such policies

• Assist the Grants Coordinator in developing a proactive sponsored programs culture among faculty, staff, and the institution as a whole through long-term grants planning

• Work closely and consult with the MSUN Institutional Review Board to ensure researchers have the necessary tools to easily navigate the IRB approval process.

• Represent Northern at related System and campus-wide events, meetings, and training as determined by the Office of the Provost

• Stay up-to-date on effective initiatives related to faculty development and student support.

• Assess student success in general and with respect to the services provided by the office of Learning Excellence and Sponsored Programs, communicate the results of the assessment to the campus community, update programs and services based on assessment results, and development recommendations for the Provost regarding updates in other areas of Academic Affairs that may further positively impact student success

• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Master’s degree

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated organizational and scheduling skills to successfully meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Doctorate degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Extensive experience developing and implementing faculty or staff training opportunities

  • Experience developing and/or evaluating successful grant applications for either government grants or grants from non-government agencies

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, best practices related to learning management system technology

  • Experience leading a team of multiple offices

  • Extensive experience working in a higher education environment

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across an organization to improve outcomes and efficiencies

  • Experience in program and/or initiative assessment, including closing the loop

  • Experience collecting and analyzing data

  • Experience communicating data analysis to a general or broad audience

    The Successful Candidate Will

Intrinsic abilities that the employee must have to be successful in this role include:

  1. Decision making

  2. Time management

  3. Multi-tasking

  4. Excellent communication skills

    Special Requirements

    Physical Demands

Ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Typical office environment with some event work that may involve a variety of spaces, conditions and some travel.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 2400015P

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Immediate

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Until an adequate pool is established No

Special Instructions Summary

Quick Link for Internal Postings https://jobs.msun.edu/postings/2401

Diversity Statement

Nondiscrimination Statement and Title IX Coordinator Notice Policy Statement

Montana State University-Northern ( MSUN ) commits to a learning and working environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, gender, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation (taken together, generally, “protected-class harm”). An inclusive environment is necessary for a healthy and productive University community.

Consistent with MSUN’s commitment, and with all applicable law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment, including sexual misconduct prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and will take appropriate action to prevent, resolve, and remediate the effects of protected-class harm.

The Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy defines and prohibits protected-class misconduct, and the Discrimination Grievance Procedures set forth the University’s processes for addressing and resolving such reports. The Policy and Procedures apply to all University programs and activities, including, but not limited to, admissions, athletics, instruction, grading, University housing, and University employment. In addition, the law prohibits retaliation against an individual for opposing any practices prohibited by this Policy, for bringing or responding to a complaint of discrimination or harassment, for assisting someone with such a complaint, for attempting to stop such discrimination or harassment, or for participating in resolution of a complaint of discrimination or harassment.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX at the University and reports about all forms of protected-class discrimination and harassment should be made to the Director of Human Resources/ Title IX Coordinator:

Human Resources /Title IX

Montana State University-Northern

PO Box 7751

Havre MT 59501

Interim Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Dean of Residential Education & Student Engagement

Taryn Wallon

taryn.wallon@msun.edu

Location:

204 Student Union Building

Tel: (406) 265.3539

E-mail: titleixcoordinator@msun.edu or taryn.wallon@msun.edu

Please note that reports can be made at any time, including during non-business hours, by using the email address or listed telephone number (and leaving a private message).

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the University’s compliance with federal and state discrimination and harassment laws, including Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with the University’s Discrimination and Grievance Policy. Specifically, the Title IX Coordinator:

  • Coordinates educational programs and trainings regarding discrimination and harassment prevention for students and employees;

  • Responds to and seeks to resolve reports of discrimination and harassment following the Procedures;

  • Provides information about and, if requested, assists with criminal reporting;

  • Provides information about resources for obtaining advocacy, healthcare, and counseling services; and

  • Coordinates supportive and protective measures for members of the MSUN community.

A full copy of the University’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy and the accompanying Discrimination Grievance Procedures are available on the Human Resources and Title IX website. More information about reporting options, resources, and other information about sexual harassment, including sexual assault, is located at the Human Resources and Title IX website: https://www.msun.edu/hr/titleix/index.aspx

This notice is disseminated annually to students and employees at the Montana State University-Northern.

For further information regarding Title IX and non-discrimination, visit http://www.ed.gov/ocr or contact:

U.S. Department of Education

915 Second Avenue, Room 3310

Seattle, WA 98174-1099

Telephone: (206) 607-1600

Facsimile: (206) 607-1601

Email: OCR .Seattle@ed.gov

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/know.html?src=ft

Montana State University -Northern makes reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU -Northern provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Office of Human Resources, PO Box 7751, Montana State University-Northern, Havre, MT 59501; 406-265-3568; http://www.msun.edu/hr/forms/EmployPref.pdf

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • List of References

    Optional Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Note to the applicant: In your cover letter, please address the required and preferred qualifications listed in the notice of vacancy for this job and how you meet each one.

(Open Ended Question)

  • Please submit the Background Authorization Form which can be found here: http://www.msun.edu/hr/forms/Authorization_for_Background_Investigation-MSU-Northern.pdf Copy and paste this address into your browser's address bar to access this form. You may email it to hr@msun.edu or fax it to (406) 265-3530. You may also drop it off in Cowan Hall room 208. Please type YES in the answer box below (found in online application) showing you understand this additional requirement. (Open Ended Question)

(Open Ended Question)

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