Essential Job Functions
1. Lead planning, budgeting, and resource allocation efforts.
- Provide leadership, with the involvement of staff, to division level strategic and annual budget planning.
- Lead and conduct annual operational planning (prioritization, implementation, and evaluation) in areas such as facilities, computer technology, equipment, etc.
- Develop, manage, and monitor overall division budget, ensuring proper and well-planned resource allocation to maintain appropriate learning environments.
- Initiate, oversee, and monitor division grant activities.
2. Manage, direct, support, and evaluate the work of staff.
- Interview, hire, and recommend new employee hires and staffing levels.
- Assign, direct, check and evaluate work of employees and conduct performance reviews.
- Review employee complaints and effectively recommend adjustments of grievances or disciplinary reprimands for employees.
- Promote professional development and create opportunities for collaboration actross teams, departments and divisions by working with faculty and staff to establish and implement plans and related activities, using appropriate resources. Coordinate division specific training and development activities.
- Review and direct faculty and staff work assignments and schedules.
3. Direct the instructional programming and curriculum of the division.
- Direct and supervise associate degree and technical diploma programs and courses, certificate level programming, and all forms of continuing education, ensuring viable, relevant programming and well-documented curriculum.
- Collaborate with other divisions and regional centers to recommend and provide general education classes and other division services.
- Support program evaluation through the Strategic Improvement Process (SIP) and accreditation processes, as applicable.
- Lead in the investigation, development, and implementation of new program offerings in response to community needs.
- Ensure that instructional activities conform to state and district policies.
- Actively lead and support educational services provided as contract training and technical assistance to business and industry.
- Actively lead and support student academic assessment strategies, ensuring that student learning is assessed and documented.
- Broaden the exposure to the international marketplace through efforts to internationalize the curriculum and provide support for student and faculty exchanges.
- Foster and coordinate the use of alternative delivery in divisional programming.
- Coordinate division transtitions programming and projects for high school students (e.g., alternative education and K-12 articulations)
- Develop, coordinate, and oversee articulation of general education courses with other technical colleges and four-year colleges, as appropriate.
- Coordinate and oversee Prior Learning Assessment tools and processes for General Education.
4. Ensure that division productivity and improvement goals are met.
- Continuously monitor division productivity utilizing key indicators such as FTE production, numbers served, contract services revenue and cost recovery, faculty workloads, class sizes, program inquiries and applications, graduate and placement data (monitor by overall division, by instructional areas, and by region).
- Conduct annual review of general education degree and diploma programs based on Strategic Improvement Process (SIP) scorecards. Participate in SIP reviews of occupational programs to assist other divisions in improvement activities.
- Direct necessary adjustments in staff effort, assignment priorities, resources, and collaboration with other departments of the college to meet productivity goals and outcomes.
- Ensure that continuous improvement efforts are implemented in the division through well-managed and well-documented projects.
- Develop, monitor, and use balanced scorecard measures at the division level.
5. Provide leadership to Instructional Services functions as assigned.
- Provide leadership for the development of general 1+1 and 1+3 agreements with institutions in the University of Wisconsin System.
- Oversee the Occupational Aide Readiness programs in collaboration with Student Services and individual departments.
Secondary Job Functions
Ensure the effective utilization of program advisory committees.
Develop program transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities and/or appropriate shared programs with other technical colleges.
Implement and support academic advising of program students.
Address student issues as appropriate.
Collaborate with other divisions of the college and other technical colleges to effectively utilize resources.
Develop and maintain community linkages appropriate to the role of dean.
Participate on institutional committees, projects, task forces, etc., as appropriate.
Enlist the on-going input of employers and students through advisory committees, professional organizations, evaluation processes, and other community contacts.