Dean of Success, Equity & Inclusion

Minnesota North College   Ely, MN   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 4, 2024
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Minnesota North College is comprised of six campuses including Hibbing, Itasca, Mesabi Range (Eveleth and Virginia), Rainy River, and Vermilion. Our campuses are rooted in their communities’ rich histories of providing access and opportunity to higher education across northern Minnesota for over 100 years. We are committed to our role as leaders in education, partnering with local schools, business and industry, and government to create opportunities for students and the region.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! Full time positions are eligible for low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, sick leave, paid personal days.

This position provides leadership, management, strategic direction, policy development, and administrative oversight of student success, equity, and inclusion for Minnesota North College. The Dean provides critical leadership with faculty and staff while working in concert with Academic and Student Affairs Leadership to advance Equity 2030 with a college-wide focus on providing a range of co-curricular services and programs to support student success, enhance student retention and student sense of belonging, and meet the diverse educational needs of students and the college communities.

This position will provide oversight for the Aspire North grant and initiatives for promoting a culture that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). This includes leadership for the campus diversity officers and EDI teams; provide opportunities for training, growth, and dialogue with each campus community on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; assist the College in the development, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of policies/procedures with an EDI lens; and leading the Bias Incident Response Team.

This position requires occasional travel to Minnesota North College campuses.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible leadership within academics, student affairs, and/or equity, diversity, and inclusion at a college, university, or relevant entity with specific focus on equity and student success.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency as well as a demonstrated ability to work successfully with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, religious, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, staff, and faculty.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines on simultaneous projects.
  • A valid Minnesota Driver’s license.


We look forward to continuing to serve our students, employees, and communities long into the future, and we hope you choose to Head North and join us as an employee for Minnesota North College!

Minnesota North College recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. MN North is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.