<p>The Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is the chief executive officer of the campus reporting directly to the President of the University of Minnesota. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who possesses excellent judgment and diplomacy, personal and professional integrity, a reputation for working collegially with both internal and external constituents, and an ability to act as a catalyst for campus creativity, innovation, and progress. The new Chancellor will build upon UMR’s legacy of offering an unparalleled education in the health sciences, providing strong support of faculty research on education and learning, and committing to UMR’s grounding values: respect, human potential, community, diversity and inclusiveness, and evidenced-based decision making.<br /><br />As the chief executive officer of the Rochester campus, the Chancellor is responsible for academic, executive, and administrative leadership of the campus, including the procurement of adequate resources to support its mission. The Chancellor is also charged with facilitating, nurturing, coordinating, and supporting efforts of the administration, students, faculty, and staff on the Rochester campus, and with carrying out campus and University policies and procedures. The Chancellor represents UMR to the University, community, region, Minnesota legislature, and public and private sectors.<br /><br /><strong>Major Responsibilities:</strong></p><ul><li>Advance high quality academic programs at the Rochester campus and the effective integration of those programs within the University system</li><li>Oversee the responsible planning, stewardship, management and accountability of the fiscal, capital and human resources of the campus</li><li>Serve as a strong and vocal champion for UMR both on campus and beyond</li><li>Optimize UMR’s established arenas of distinctiveness:<ul><li>Customized undergraduate health education</li><li>Individualized care, attention and guidance</li><li>Connected curricular experiences</li><li>Collaborative culture</li><li>Learner-centered core shaped by ongoing learning research</li><li>Community immersion and engagement</li></ul></li><li>Lead UMR’s growth planning based on established priorities and decision-making principles</li><li>Generate transformative contributions to the renewal of higher education, providing a collaborative environment of inquiry that allows innovative thought-leadership in teaching and learning, educational research, public engagement, organizational efficiency and community integration</li><li>Sustain UMR as an innovative education enterprise through increased enrollment of passionate, resilient students commensurate with the goals established in the Enrollment Management Plan</li><li>Facilitate, nurture, coordinate, and support the efforts of the campus leadership and the faculty, students, and staff on the Rochester campus</li><li>Uphold the University’s core value of commitment to, leadership in, and support of the values of equity and diversity across the Rochester campus, community, region, and state, particularly in support of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body</li><li>Enhance student engagement on campus by involving students in key campus initiatives, promoting student academic success, fostering student development, providing quality student services and support, and being accessible to students</li><li>Increase strategic generation of mission driven resources</li><li>Lead successful fundraising campaigns to augment public funding with private gifts to drive and support campus impact and success</li><li>Forge partnerships with alumni, foundations, corporations and other individuals and organizations</li><li>Work collaboratively with University of Minnesota central officers, other system campus chancellors, collegiate deans, the Board of Regents and leaders from other higher education institutions and external agencies to forge partnerships, promote innovation, and leverage resources to create exciting and innovative programs that serve students and citizens throughout Minnesota, the region and beyond</li><li>Build support for the institution through persuasive advocacy and effective interaction with external constituencies, including community and business leaders, elected officials, educators, the alumni and the public</li><li>Work collaboratively with University of Minnesota, Rochester community, and state policymakers\</li><li>Oversee successful marketing, communications and public relations efforts to raise the visibility and stature of the campus and the institution to garner regional, statewide and national media coverage</li><li>Seize opportunities to commercialize innovations</li><li>Assume other duties as assigned by the University president</li></ul><p><strong>Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate the Following Abilities and Qualities:</strong><br />• Strong skills and credentials as an administrator<br />• Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work positively and effectively with University officials, faculty, staff, students, legislators, community leaders, and the public<br />• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student body and workforce<br />• Professional skills to manage a diverse range of responsibilities that produce timely results in a dynamic, complex environment<br />• Knowledge of health care fields and industry and their role in teaching, research, outreach, and providing support services<br />• Record of success in leading diverse groups of professionals<br />• Strong skills in planning, human resources, and financial management<br />• Exceptional ability to communicate verbally and in writing with multiple and diverse constituencies<br />• Personal qualities that reflect competence, integrity and flexibility<br />• Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to encourage creativity and innovation</p><p>The Chancellor position is a full-time, 12-month, senior administrative position. The Chancellor reports to, and serves at the pleasure of, the President of the University of Minnesota. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Qualified applicants may also be eligible for a secondary faculty appointment, contingent upon academic credentials and accomplishments.</p>
<p><strong>Essential Qualifications:</strong></p><ul><li>Earned doctorate, or other terminal degree, from an accredited institution</li><li>Record of successful senior administrative experience in higher education or within a large, complex organization</li><li>Demonstrated track record of effectively managing an organization’s fiscal, capital, and/or human resources</li><li>Demonstrated track record of taking actions that support the organization’s equity, access and diversity goals</li><li>Working collaboratively with a broad array of constituencies and engaging with local, regional, state and national leadership organizations</li><li>Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with multiple and diverse constituencies</li></ul><p><strong>Preferred Qualifications:</strong></p><ul><li>Substantial evidence of intellectual achievement, research and scholarship that is congruent with a possible appointment as a full professor</li><li>Experience in academic and executive leadership at the all-campus or all-system level, preferably within a large and complex university</li><li>Demonstrated success in fundraising and securing private, corporate, or governmental support to advance the organization’s mission</li><li>Proven success in academic and executive leadership in the context of shared governance and collaborative decision-making, preferably within a similar system organization</li><li>Experience in building collaborations involving public and private sector organizations, systems of higher education, and leaders and organizations in the community, region and state</li><li>Understanding the role a public land-grant university plays in the vitality of the region and state</li></ul><p><strong>Key Leadership Competencies:</strong></p><ul><li>Demonstrates an open mind</li><li>Increases access, diversity and inclusion</li><li>Innovates</li><li>Drives efficiency</li><li>Thinks strategically</li><li>Aligns resources</li><li>Learns and adapts</li><li>Hires and develops talent</li><li>Motivates and inspires others</li><li>Builds relationships</li><li>Is resilient and courageous</li><li>Operates with integrity</li></ul>
The University of Minnesota Rochester is located in University Square, one block away from the Mayo Clinic, seven miles south of IBM, and just 75 miles south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a student on the UMR campus in downtown Rochester, you will be at the heart of one of the world?s top medical centers and at the center of an internationally known research community.