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Position Summary
Foster a professional collaborative, interdisciplinary academic environment supportive of the College mission and student-centered services. Provide leadership within the academic schools to ensure high quality educational programming offered meets workforce and community needs throughout the Mid-State district.

Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for overall leadership and educational programming (post-secondary, K-12, continuing education and workforce training) offered in the academic schools.

Provide vision for the academic school, faculty and staff aimed at strategies that are aligned with the College’s mission, vision, and strategic directions.

Identify and lead academic initiatives, instructional budgets, special projects, grants, and address student/personnel issues in support of student retention and success.

Collaborate with academic and college leaders to identify and define academic guidelines and processes. Provide guidance and support in implementing changes needed to improve effectiveness, quality and efficiency.

Provide leadership for college-wide initiatives that support and improve the quality of instructional delivery.

Identify and lead the development and implementation of course and program modifications, and investigation and implementation of new certificate, diploma, and degree program offerings.

Achieve and maintain program accreditation/reaccreditation and licensure, if applicable.

Work with Program Advisory Committee chairs to plan and host bi-annual meetings according to WTCS Advisory Committee guidelines.

Oversee and ensure completion of academic processes including curriculum modification and development, program review and evaluation; scheduling; faculty and staff evaluation; teaching assignments; faculty and staff recruitment, onboarding, mentoring, and development; personnel and student issues; publications; and facility, equipment and safety.

Collaborate with others to promote student recruitment, registration, orientation, retention and placement.

Establish and improve relations with local K-12 schools, colleges, universities, businesses, and community-based organizations to benefit enrollment, academic programming, and academic readiness.

Establish school and team meeting strategy to promote effective communication and team building.

Obtain and maintain any applicable certifications/licensures.

Serve on college committees, attend College-wide activities, and participate in staff development activities and professional organizations. Represent the college at state and local functions and attend events.

Serve as campus evening supervisor.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Master’s degree in related-field required.

Minimum of two years teaching experience at the secondary level or higher. Occupational experience in a field of employment related to the area of the schools preferred. Prior supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership skills. Experience with contemporary approaches to effective teaching, learning, and assessment. Possess an awareness of current directions and trends influencing higher education and workforce development. Strong computer skills and understanding of educational technology. Must possess excellent problem resolution, organizational, interpersonal, communication, and project management skills. Must possess ability to: • Focus and manage individual performance by helping others set performance goals and then, track results and evaluate performance effectiveness. • Encourage others to implement better approaches to address problems and opportunities; lead the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace. • Use appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to build, motivate, and guide a cohesive team to complete team goals. • Set high goals for personal and group accomplishment; use measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously work to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement. • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjust effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful. • Take prompt action to accomplish work goals; take action to achieve results beyond what is required; be proactive. • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed. • Demonstrate a positive attitude and approach toward work. Must embrace Mid-State’s core values of student centeredness, commitment, accountability, respect, integrity, and exceptional service.

Compensation & Benefits
Compensation is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; short-term disability; long-term disability; paid time off and holidays; flexible spending account; Wisconsin Retirement System; 403(b) and 457; employee assistance program; educational assistance; and employee wellness program.

How To Apply
To be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. You should have the following information available when completing an application:

  • Contact information (addresses, phone numbers)
  • Employment History
  • Education
  • Electronic copy of resume and transcripts

Application materials submitted via mail, fax, email, or in-person will not be considered.

Incomplete applications or applications noting "See Resume" will not be considered.

Please note that Mid-State’s main form of communication during the recruitment process is email. In addition to receiving communications from email addresses with an domain, you may receive emails from [email protected]. Please be sure to watch your inbox as well as junk, spam, and clutter folders.

Continuous recruitment with first review of completed applications starting June 27, 2019. Applications received on or after June 27th may be considered in a secondary pool.

Equal Opportunity
Mid-State Technical College, an equal opportunity employer and educator, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or other applicable legislated categories, in its services, employment programs, and/or its educational programs and activities, including but not limited to admission, treatment, and access. Mid-State Technical College provides reasonable accommodations to assist persons with disabilities to access or participate in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: VP-Human Resources, 32nd Street N, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494, Phone: 715-422-5325.

Optimize Your Online Application Experience
Below you will find a few technical tips to help ensure a positive and successful online application experience:

  • Be sure to fill in each field in the application. You will receive an error message at the time of submission and your application will not be submitted if each required field is not filled in.
  • Avoid clicking the back, forward, or refresh buttons while applying. Doing so will interfere with the submission and may result in data loss.
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  • Disable pop-up blockers.
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  • Your application session will remain open for 24 hours assuming you do not close your browser. To ensure submission, complete the application process within that time frame.
  • The following browsers are currently supported:

Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11
Google Chrome

  • The following operating systems are currently supported:

Windows 7 and 8, both 32-bit and 64-bit, as well as Mac OS 10.6 and greater.

If you experience issues in submitting your online application, please contact Human Resources at 715.422.5568.




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Posted: 6/15/2019
Application Due: 7/24/2019
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