• Dean - General Studies

    Posting Date: 1 week ago(5/11/2018 10:00 AM)
    Job ID:
    # of Openings:
    Appleton Main Campus
    Hours Per Week:
    Weeks Per Year:
    Work Schedule:
    Flexibility in schedule is required.
    Salary will be based upon qualifications, training, and experience
    Anticipated Start Date:
    August 2018
    Internal Applicant Salary/Rate:
    Based upon the applicable compensation structure
    Posting Duration:
    Position will be posted for a minimum of five days and will remain open until the needs of the position are met
  • Basic Functions & Responsibilities

    This position provides leadership and manages division operations and instructional programming of the General Studies Division, including General Education, Adult Basic & ELL Skills, Assessment & Testing, and the Teaching & Learning Center, throughout the Fox Valley Technical College District in alignment with the vision, mission, values, and purposes of the organization. Assist the Executive Vice President with assigned functions that support all of Instructional Services.

    Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions

    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 

    1. Ensure the effective utilization of program advisory committees.
    2. Develop program transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities and/or appropriate shared programs with other technical colleges.
    3. Implement and support academic advising of program students.
    4. Address student issues as appropriate.
    5. Collaborate with other divisions of the college and other technical colleges to effectively utilize resources.
    6. Develop and maintain community linkages appropriate to the role of dean.
    7. Participate on institutional committees, projects, task forces, etc., as appropriate.
    8. Enlist the on-going input of employers and students through advisory committees, professional organizations, evaluation processes, and other community contacts.

    Qualifications, Training and Experience

    1. Master's Degree in math, science, social science, or communications-related field or educational administration. Doctorate desired, AND
    2. Five years of occupational experience outside the field of education, AND
    3. Three years of managerial/supervisory experience, AND
    4. Two years of teaching experience is required, preferably at the community/technical college level, OR
    5. An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

    Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics

    1. Ability to work effectively with administrators, faculty, support staff, students, employers,
    2. and business/community representatives.
    3. Experience in curriculum development, with emphasis on competency-based instruction.
    4. Commitment to student learning and student success.
    5. Demonstrated success record in team-based operations and management.
    6. Experience in planning and implementing a variety of learning options through alternative forms of delivery.
    7. Experience in the development and delivery of customized training programs for business clients.
    8. Commitment to customer service and continuous improvement.

    Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

    403B and 457 Retirement Plans, Bereavement Leave, Campus Care Clinic, Dental Insurance, Emergency Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, Flexible Spending Account, Group Legal Benefits, Health Insurance or if applicable Cash Option Plan, Health Savings Account, Long Term Disability Insurance, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Pet Health Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Sick Leave, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee Life Insurance, Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance, Wellness Program, Wisconsin Retirement System Pension Benefit (plan eligibility requirements apply)


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