Dean of Apprenticeship and Economic Development

Lakeshore Technical College
Job Description

Job Title:   Dean of Apprenticeship and Economic Development
Employment Classification: Management Group (Exempt Position) ~ $74,273-$95,222
Reports To:    Interim Vice President of Instruction
Location:     Lakeshore Technical College – Cleveland, Wisconsin

Employment and Work Schedule: 52-week management contract
    Flexible day/evening/weekend hours based upon needs of the college

Provide direct leadership within registered apprenticeship and workforce solutions in alignment with the vision, mission, values, and purposes of the organization. Working closely with the College President and the Vice President of Instruction, the incumbent will serve as LTC’s primary contact for business and industry in the service area. The incumbent learns of current and developing workforce trends to better align instruction with those trends. As a Dean, the incumbent provides leadership for the following functional areas of LTC: customized business contract training, workplace learning, professional development seminars, assessments, and registered apprenticeship.  The incumbent will work closely with other Deans to review and improve program offerings.

Job Description
People Leadership
Assemble, manage and coach a diverse faculty/staff talent pool capable of achieving results.  Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication fostering open and respectful interaction. Maintain customer focus by tailoring message and style effectively communicating to internal and external customers.

Resource Leadership
Analyze reports to effectively assign workload; manage personnel and non-personnel current expense, and capital budgets. Utilize a problem solving and decision making process which incorporates data, experience, and faculty and staff appropriately. Seek resources from internal and external resources (e.g. Grants, donations) to meet division needs.

Strategic Division Leadership
Create a culture in which breakthrough ideas are generated to create and improve programming, curriculum, and delivery and student success. Measure division performance using quality and key performance indicators, monitors, reports and other available data. Ensure program compliance with the Wisconsin Technical College System Board’s and program accreditation standards. Balance the achievement of day-to-day results with the accomplishments of key college initiatives.

Managerial Responsibilities
Supervision is provided to staff and faculty within the Apprenticeship and Workforce Solutions division. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these staff. Responsibilities include design position responsibilities, interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; supervise, mentor, and develop staff through the Employee Performance review; reward and discipline employees. Carry out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws to include:
• Develop plan(s) and budget for department.
• Address staff and student issues in an effective and timely manner.
• Be an active advocate for LTC in the community.
• Be active in the college by serving on committees.

Education, Training and Experience*
• Master's degree from a regionally accredited college/university in a related discipline is required.
• A minimum of two years’ teaching or relevant management experience is required.
• A minimum of two years of related occupational experience outside the field of education is required for program deans.
• Five years of demonstrated successful leadership required; in career, technical and adult education preferred.

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to champion the value of technical colleges as centers of educational opportunity, and the engine for local economic growth.
• Demonstrated skill in developing and evaluating academic programs and assessing student learning outcomes.
• Demonstrate student-centered philosophy.
• Manage with effective human relations, decision-making, and problem solving skills.
• Exhibit excellent organizational skills in planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.
• Display effective written and oral communication skills with diverse groups.
• Ability to build consensus, to bring about constructive change using participatory processes.
• Demonstration of effective performance as a member of a work team.
• Exemplify college values in all staff and student interactions as well as services delivered.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and relate successfully with staff, faculty, students, and citizens of diverse cultural, social or educational backgrounds.
• Fluent, bilingual individual is beneficial.

*Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview for a position.

Condition of Employment
• Employment conditional on completion of a Background Information Disclosure (BID) and the results acceptable to the College.
• Must meet and maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System (FQAS) requirements.

Health Insurance Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Vacation
Dental Insurance Paid Leave of Absence (PLOA) Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Long Term Disability Professional Development Flexible Spending Program
Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement  On-Site Child Care
Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Holidays Wellness/Fitness Center

Recruitment Period
Beginning:   Thursday, July 19, 2018
Closing:    Until position is filled

Online Application Process
The LTC online employment application must be completed in its entirety to be considered for a position at Lakeshore Technical College.  To access the online application, visit, navigate to ‘Just for You’ and click on ‘Job Seekers’, choose ‘View Employment Opportunities’ to create an account login and to apply for the position. For additional assistance, please contact Human Resources.

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