Assistant to the Vice Provost
Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 28, 2023
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Assistant to the Vice ProvostHiring Salary Range:
$72,000-$76,000This position has significant administrative
responsibilities in support of the work of the central Office of
Undergraduate Education (OUE). OUE operates under the leadership of
the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, who has broad
responsibilities for campus-wide activities to improve
undergraduate education, and who also oversees Admissions, Academic
Support Resources (ASR), the University Honors Program (UHP),
Lindahl Academic Center, Office of Undergraduate Research,
Orientation and Transition Experiences, and other areas. Included
in the many current OUE initiatives are: improving undergraduate
retention and graduation rates, implementing the liberal education
requirements, freshman seminars, curricular review, assessment of
student learning, and enhancing student advising and support. This
position works with the Vice Provost, Associate Dean for the
University Curriculum, the OUE Director, and other OUE staff on a
variety of projects, initiatives, and committee assignments. The
position also interacts with the units reporting to OUE, the
Provost's Office, staff in the Twin Cities undergraduate colleges,
and other campus offices.Curriculum and Educational Policy
- Work collaboratively as a key member of the OUE curricular
oversight working group to identify issues, collect and analyze
relevant data, develop recommendations, and implement changes.
- Review and approve course changes in ECAS and academic program
changes in PCAS; consult with departments on concerns and missing
information. Advise the Associate Director for OUE on problem
- Serve as key staff support for coordination of the activities
of faculty curriculum committees such as the Council on Liberal
Education and/or Campus Curriculum Committee. This work includes
reviewing materials, researching issues, and drafting memos, charge
letters, and meeting agendas.
- Coordinate course placement in partnership with key departments
and facilitate an annual placement and course access update for
advisors across campus.
- Assist with the implementation of the Grand Challenge
Curriculum and Classroom to Community Workshop. This includes:
- Coordinate the new course proposal process.
- Collaborate with the OUE Coordinator on the writing and
distribution of the GCC newsletter.
- Co-lead planning and implementation of the Classroom to
- Assist with policy review and revisions and the communications
and implementation of educational policies. Research and respond on
behalf of OUE to questions related to educational policies. OUE
- Research and respond to inquiries, complaints, and formal
petitions (e.g., LE and WI petitions) from undergraduate students,
parents, and others. Coordinate responses and consult with other
campus offices on various concerns.
- Work on event development, programming, and logistics planning
for OUE-wide events as needed
- Support the Vice Provost and other OUE leaders related central
initiatives. Support includes researching and drafting reports,
editing memos and presentations; organizing information and
conducting basic data analysis; providing recommendations; and
- Assign work to undergraduate student employees in OUE as needed
to accomplish various projects and maintain various systems and
- Perform other duties related to the operations and goals of the
OUE office, as assigned.
- BA/BS degree and at least six years of relevant work
- Knowledge in areas of responsibility related to this position,
such as curriculum, educational policies, student services,
registration, scheduling, and student records.
- Writing and editorial skills.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to
prioritize, work independently, and collaborate.
- Sound judgment and discretion; ability to deal with complex and
sensitive issues appropriately and effectively.Preferred
- Master's degree.
- Administrative experience at the University of Minnesota in a
collegiate or central unit.
- Experience with curriculum management systems such as ECAS and
- Expert user of Excel.
- Experience researching and creating PowerPoint presentations
for various audiences.
- Knowledge of and interest in current issues related to
Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll
find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are
interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance,
allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your
life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive
benefits package that includes:
- Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
- Continuous learning opportunities through professional training
and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents
- Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
- Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
- University HSA contributions
- Disability and employer-paid life insurance
- Employee wellbeing program
- Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
- Financial counseling services
- Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling
at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for
more information regarding benefits.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this
position, please click the Apply button and follow the
instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an
online application for the position and attach a cover letter and
resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by
accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents
in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an
accommodation during the application process, please e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity
and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its
employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is
committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying
identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides
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. To learn more about diversity at the U:
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completion of a background check. Our presumption is that
prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal
convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from
Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are
required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy:
COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof
of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or
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About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of
Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research
universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and
professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and
research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant,
diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in
Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with
world-renowned health centers, international corporations,
government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service
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