Director of Advising, Counseling, and Career Center

Normandale Community College   Bloomington, MN   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 3, 2023
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We are a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we seek applicants with deep connections to the cultural communities to which our students belong. We actively seek and encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.


This role provides leadership to the services, personnel, and direction of the Advising, Counseling, and Career Center (ACC Center). The Director of the Advising, Counseling and Career Center is responsible for strategic planning, program development, advancement of success initiatives, and assessment.

This position provides oversight of staff and faculty, collaborates across the college community, and ensures resources are in place to provide effective services and support to students. These services align with the strategic vision of the institution and Student Affairs division by providing academic, career, social, personal, and mental health support to students.



The following qualifications are required to move forward your candidacy; as such, ensure your application contains descriptions of your work experience sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in each of the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Psychology, or another related field
  • 3 years of professional work experience in a Student Affairs position in higher education such as Advising, Counseling, Career Services, or related areas
  • 3 years supervisory or leadership experience

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s) that will be interviewed for

  • The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse higher education community
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional human relations, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in assessment or quality improvement
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment
  • Record of success in working with diverse student populations
  • Experience working with database systems and communication software



Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, annually serving almost 15,000 students from a diverse set of backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. We offer opportunities for individuals to grow, learn, and advance their careers while working for an organization that is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable space for students and employees to learn. We are passionately committed to achieving racial equity in student outcomes and in advancing cultural competency in the classroom and services provided.


As an agency of the State of Minnesota, Normandale Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical, dental, vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; generous vacation and sick leave as well as 11 paid holidays each year; employer paid life insurance; pre-tax flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; and tax-deferred compensation plans. Additional benefits include tuition waivers available for employees and certain dependents, once qualifying criteria are met, relocation reimbursement up to $1000 and many professional development opportunities.

This position is also part of Middle Management Association, which outlines many additional benefits provided.

For information on benefits, visit SEGIP’s website SEGIP. For more information on retirement benefits, please view the retirement brochure through MMB.


Director of Advising, Counseling, and Career Center

Classification: MinnState Academic Supervisor 3

Status: Unlimited, full-time

Salary Range: Annually from $71,201 to $102,583 *Salary placement is dependent on education and experience

The vacancy is posted on-line from May 1, 2023 through May, 22 2023.


  • Please submit your online application and supporting information to:
  • Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how your qualifications align with the requirements of this position; and
  • Upload (attach) current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The College regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, must be available to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

An offer for this position may be contingent upon the completion of a background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Normandale Community College is committed to honoring human differences and cultivating inclusion of different values and ideas in employment and education opportunity. The college is committed to the principle that all individuals are to be treated with equality and dignity.

No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on familial status or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance, please contact Human Resources at (952) 358-8269 or Please indicate what assistance is needed.