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Full-time Dean of Health and Public Services

Nicolet College
Rhinelander, WI, WI

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Position Summary

At Nicolet College, our mission is to transform lives and enrich communities, and we see change as an opportunity to transform even more lives and to serve our communities even better. To accomplish this mission, we are redesigning higher education to serve today's learners in the most inclusive, creative, and flexible ways imaginable. We are responding with innovative programs, strong employer partnerships, and student-centered practices. Are you interested in providing administrative leadership to our Health and Public Services programs and facilitating teaching excellence? If so, we can’t wait to meet you!

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Health and Public Services leads the associated academic teams and develops programs related to Law Enforcement, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Substance Use Disorder, Human Services and other occupation-related areas. The Dean provides strategic expertise and operational oversight in achieving College goals through programs and activities in the above academic areas, as well as any future academic programs. The Dean leads Associate Deans and faculty in developing and implementing the full range of academic products offered by the College.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Health and Public Services Program Leadership

  • Lead the continuous development of the teams’ academic plan and monitoring of strategies to achieve the goals of their plan, in support of the College Academic Plan.
  • Support program teams in their development and delivery of quality educational programs that align with the vision, mission, values, Core Abilities, and strategic priorities of Nicolet College.
  • Establish and articulate a long-term vision for this instructional division that creates and maintains an innovative environment conducive to excellence in teaching and learning. Develop new programs in alignment with the vision.
  • Develop and enforce academic policies within the school.
  • Represent the College in the communities by developing and maintaining appropriate relationships with area employers, high schools, and community organizations, as well as regional, state, and national agencies and organizations.
  • Engage in Program Advisory Committee meetings and other community-focused collaborative meetings.
  • Ensure that the schools’ programs achieve and maintain appropriate accreditation.
  • Facilitate faculty meetings and activities to support their growth and development.
  • Collaborate with other College employees to recruit and retain students, ensuring they receive a quality education and the support they need to succeed academically.
  • Facilitate Teaching Excellence
  • Confirm or validate employee assignments, supervise and evaluate full-time faculty in accordance with FQAS standards, faculty assurances and annual contracts as needed.
  • Promote team collaboration with academic and student support systems to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Promote equity and inclusion.
  • In collaboration with Associate Deans and faculty, resolve student concerns and complaints.
  • Promote data-informed decision-making for program delivery and continuous quality improvement.
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Develop and manage budgets for areas of responsibility, including operational, capital, and grant budgets.
  • Recruit and retain full- and part-time faculty to meet program needs. Recruit and supervise other employees as needed. Provide onboarding for, and evaluate the performance of, individuals supervised.
  • Ensure programs’ compliance with college policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that the College remains accredited by ensuring compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Participate in College professional development and participate in WTCS system meetings related to areas of responsibility.
  • This list is not all-inclusive; other duties may be assigned.


    Required Qualifications:

    Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.Five years’ supervisory experience leading a team of professionals in the delivery of a program or service.Preferred Qualifications:
    Academic degree or significant formal training in Leadership.Experience as an academic administrator of public services or health occupations in higher education.Full-time technical or community college teaching experience.Experience with flexible program design and delivery.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Knowledge of higher education practices and instructional technology.Exemplary interpersonal and communications skills.Team leadership skills, with ability to coach and evaluate performance.Ability to establish and meet team goals and commitments.Ability to promote an educational philosophy that places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of learning.Ability to analyze and evaluate operations with a continuous quality improvement mindset.Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships across the College and District, working with diverse student, employee, and community populations.Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work in office area as well as throughout the College. Sit at workstation for prolonged periods of time, and move intermittently during working hours.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to normal office conditions and usual office equipment such as telephone, personal computer, printers, copiers, reports and files.
  • The employee will frequently be required to touch/handle/grasp (using hands and fingers), and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee will frequently be required to sit, talk, hear, and type/write.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, far, and field of vision.
  • Specific hearing abilities required by this job include hear normal speaking-level sounds.
  • The employee must demonstrate strong attention to detail, and must be able to perform complex tasks without error.
  • The employee must adapt to changing environment/stress, focus attention on task, cope with strong emotions, and respond to the unexpected.
  • Other

    The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Includes a comprehensive benefits package.

    Application Procedure:
    Apply at Attach a cover letter addressing how your background and experience are consistent with the required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and unofficial college transcripts. Applications received by 4 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2023, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

    Nicolet Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.


    Working at Nicolet Area Technical College

    Nicolet College is a public community college serving Northern Wisconsin from its campus situated along Lake Julia south of Rhinelander, and from outreach centers located within the Nicolet District. The College offers one- and two-year career diplomas and degrees, liberal arts, university transfer studies, and a comprehensive continuing education program. Visit our website at to learn more! Nicolet Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.

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    5364 College Drive
    PO Box 518
    United States

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