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Montana State University Assistant Dean for Student Success and Outreach in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22421

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Tracy Dougher

Classification Title Assistant/Associate Dean

Working Title Assistant Dean for Student Success and Outreach

Brief Position Overview

Welcome to the Montana State University College of Agriculture! Our blend of learning, discovery and outreach programs reflect our university’s Land-Grant designation. The College of Agriculture Dean’s Office is searching for an energetic and motivated individual to join our positive and professional team as an Assistant Dean for Student Success and Outreach. This position impacts our students and faculty through recruitment and retention efforts, scholarship oversight, coordination of programmatic activities, and encouragement of student engagement.

Position Number 4C6794

Department Dean of Agriculture

Division College of Agriculture/MAES

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $66,560 - $72,800 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Assistant Dean for Student Success and Outreach acts as the academic coordinator for the College, serving the undergraduate and graduate students. The Assistant Dean will work closely with the Dean, the Associate Dean and Department Heads to oversee and coordinate recruitment and retention efforts, scholarships, student issues, statistics and student-centered programs.

Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that provide transformative education, translational research, and engaging outreach programs to make significant contributions to the agricultural ecosystem and societal well-being in Montana and beyond.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Spearhead, at the college level, local, regional, national and international recruitment efforts, in collaboration with the Dean, Associate Dean, and Department Heads, as well as the Office of Admissions.

  • Oversee college scholarships in close collaboration with MSU Foundation, including managing the College of Agriculture Scholarship Committee and the corresponding CatScholarship database.

  • Establish and maintain student support services, programs, and activities.

  • Direct the College of Agriculture Student Ambassador Program.

  • Partner with MSU Advising Commons on coordination of College of Agriculture advising commons.

  • Coordinate and represent the College of Agriculture in summer orientation programming, MSU Friday events and other special recruitment and orientation events.

  • Integrate inclusive practices into programs and processes.

  • Monitor, evaluate and appropriately disseminate data, metrics and statistics as they relate to the College’s key performance indicators (KPIs), to student success and to College operations in collaboration with the Office of Planning and Analysis.

  • Assist with policies and procedures relating to student support and conduct, including FERPA , plagiarism, disciplinary issues, disabilities, suspensions, course appeals, and other issues as they may arise, in concert with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

  • Facilitate student services, training, and onboarding for the departmental student success coordinators team.

  • Participate with the Dean’s office in event planning.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Master’s degree in relevant field appropriate to the duties and responsibilities of the position or equivalent demonstrated professional experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in student recruitment, retention, advising, and/or student success efforts in a higher education setting, OR an equivalent experience focused on student success and retention efforts.

  • Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the university setting.

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating committees.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • PhD Degree in a related field.

  • Professional experience in a field represented in the College of Agriculture.

  • Demonstrated record of effective university teaching experience.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

  • Have excellent organizational and conflict management skills and be a team player.

  • Possess proven analytical and problem solving skills. Possess personal integrity, vision and energy.

  • Have the ability to work with, develop and implement strategies for success with diverse populations.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on July 11, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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