This is a limited appointment that will last up to 18 months.
Minnesota State has been awarded a grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education for a program called "All Learning Counts." All Learning Counts Minnesota is an initiative to better serve the many needs of adult students in a coordinated and increasingly equitable manner. All Learning Counts Minnesota partners share goals aimed at helping adults, particularly those impacted by disparities, advance along career pathways by building skills and obtaining credentials and family-sustaining employment that aligns with regional labor market needs and priorities. This initiative is focused on significantly changing education for Minnesotans through a systemic and coordinated approach to learner-centered service, with a specific focus on the following strategies:
* Expanding credit for prior learning and adult work-based training pathways to credit * Revise placement testing for adult learners engaged in workforce training * Develop a referral process with Adult Basic Education providers to better support learner needs and resources * Improving pathway communication and advising * Establishing a process for recording earned credits (via transfer agreements or CPL) upon completion of the learning, rather than upon college admission.
About Minnesota State:
\Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 37 institutions, including 30 community and technical and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 64 percent of the state's undergraduate student population. We employ more than 15,900 dedicated faculty and staff focused on student success. We provide essential training and specialized certification options for business, industry, and professionals throughout Minnesota.
The work location is in the heart of downtown St. Paul, right in the skyway system. Benefits include excellent low cost and low deductible health and dental insurance, retirement package, tuition waiver at Minnesota State institutions (after three years of employment) and flexible working hours.
Minnesota State System Office is proud to be a Minnesota Yellow Ribbon agency.
Bachelor's degree in education or social sciences
Three years employment in a college or university
Two years of experience related to assessment, college placement or learner readiness initiatives
One year of experience related to leadership and/ or participation on team-based policy or practice initiatives or project management experience
Knowledge of higher education, accreditation practices and state policy, procedures, and federal regulations sufficient to ensure compliance.
Have an understanding of marketing and public relations methods sufficient to motivate cooperation among college, business and community partners.
Have an understanding of research and evaluation methods sufficient to measure and determine effectiveness of assessment, college placement or learner readiness initiatives
Demonstrated knowledge and experience sufficient to develop student-centered programs that resolve issues and integrate appropriate and supportive initiatives.
Demonstrated skills in analyzing situations and data and integrating results into meaningful program initiatives.
Excellent communication skills sufficient to prepare messages and materials for diverse audiences and clearly explain, discuss and present complex ideas, regulations, policies and procedures.
Minnesota State is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Master's degree in educational assessment
Demonstrated knowledge of college career and technical education programs
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Internal Number: 19034
About MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.