Date Posted: 3/31/17
Dean-School of Arts and Sciences
Madison Area Technical College
Posting Date: 03/30/2017
Application Deadline: 5/8/2017
Open Until Filled:
Department: School of Arts
Administrative Salary Range D61 with a starting
annual salary between $85,148-$110,693 depending
on qualifications and experience.
Madison College provides a
generous benefits package. Newly hired
Administrators serve a one year probationary
Anticipated start date:
Organizational Function and
This position plans, organizes, develops,
directs, maintains, and assesses activities
associated with the operations of programs,
courses, and/or services across the district
within the assigned School of Arts &
Arts & Sciences
departments include: English, World Languages,
History, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences
(physical/chemical and biological), Physical
Education, Reading, Sociology, Economics,
Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, Political
Science, Communications/Performing Arts and
This position supervises
part-time faculty and provides supervisory
support to full-time faculty and may also
supervise professional support staff.
This position reports to
the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
The following duties are typically expected of
this position. These are not to be construed as
exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be
required and assigned by the President.
1. Supports, designs and
oversees a student-centered approach to School
business processes and practices so that School
operations are efficient, effective and meet the
needs of students, faculty and the community.
2. Manages the program
budgets of the School to achieve financial
objectives and meet School needs.
3. Supports development of
pathways for transfer to four-year institutions,
and fosters relationships with transfer partners
that ensure transferability of curriculum and
student success in transfer.
4. Hires, supervises and
evaluates School part-time faculty and support
staff. Provides supervision support to full-time
School faculty so that College employees are
trained, supported, and perform with excellence,
respect and integrity.
5. Collaborates with the
Dean and faculty to implement continuous
improvement efforts related to School operations
to ensure that programs, disciplines and services
are responsive to stakeholders needs and
reflect excellence and quality.
6. Facilitates the
implementation of School unit plans so that the
Schools goals and strategies for future
success are well-defined and implemented.
7. Establishes and
maintains ongoing communication with stakeholders
served by the School to identify and address
stakeholders needs in a manner that is
consistent with the Colleges vision,
mission and goals.
8. Supports faculty in the
development of curriculum that reflects the needs
of our community, business and industry, and
higher education partners and to ensure that
students are provided flexible learning
opportunities that meet their changing needs.
Manages the day-to-day operational aspects of the
School in collaboration with regional campus
managers, faculty, support staff and other
district staff so that School operations are
efficient and effective.
course-scheduling processes to ensure that course
scheduling reflects the needs of students.
10. Participates in
professional development activities appropriate
to the needs of the School to be current in the
innovations and best practices and serve as a
leader for the School.
11. Acts as Dean in the
absence of the Dean, supports the external work
and planning efforts of the School Dean to
provide continuity in leadership, and aligns work
towards agreed upon strategic ends.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
principles, practices and technologies of the
programs and/or disciplines within the
principles of the Learning College, and
demonstrated ability to successfully
implement the principles and techniques of
continuous improvement, and principles of
competency-based curriculum development, and
governance principles, including
interest-based approaches to problem solving.
Communicating effectively, both orally and in
Managing timelines and meeting deadlines.
Successfully administer complex budgets.
Supervise and lead faculty and support
personnel and to lead teams in a
and advance diversity as well as policies and
programs related to affirmative action and
and address challenges with resourcefulness
and creativity and develop strategies to
prioritize and achieve School goals.
Successful Madison College managers develop and
exhibit a number of competencies that have been
selected to support and align with AQIP (Academic
Quality Improvement Program) guiding principles.
Essential management competencies include
leadership, managing people, continuous
improvement, and strategic thinking. Common core
competencies of collaboration, professionalism,
customer service, conflict resolution/problem
solving, adaptability and inclusivity are also
required. The following key competencies have
been identified as essential for success in this
complex or diverse information; collects and
researches data; uses intuition and experience to
complement data. Designs work flows and
original thinking and creativity; meets
challenges with resourcefulness; generates
suggestions for improving work; develops
innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas
and information in a manner that gets others
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely
manner; gathers and analyzes information
skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works
well in group problem solving situations; uses
reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or
negative situations; listens and gets
clarification; responds well to questions;
demonstrates group presentation skills;
participates collaboratively in meetings.
Follows policies and procedures; completes
administrative tasks correctly and on time;
supports organizations goals and values;
benefits organization through outside activities;
supports affirmative action and respects
Works within approved budget; contributes to
profits and revenue; develops and implements cost
saving measures; conserves organizational
Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time
efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets
goals and objectives; organizes or schedules
other people and their tasks; develops realistic
accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to
improve and promote quality; applies feedback to
improve performance; monitors own work to ensure
Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development
activities; seeks increased responsibilities;
takes independent actions and calculated risks;
looks for and takes advantage of opportunities;
asks for and offers help when needed.
1. Masters degree
(M.A., M.S., M.F.A.) from a regionally accredited
college or university.
2. Five (5) years of related, progressively
professional experience which includes:
Two (2) years of post-secondary
teaching experience, or a
combination of teaching and
Two (2) years of leadership
experience which include
management, planning and
administration of programs;
budgeting; and supervision or
professional development of
A COMPLETED APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
A completed application consists of typed
responses to the following questions. Failure to
submit all materials could result in
Please attach your answers to these questions as
a single Word document. Please limit your
responses to a MAXIMUM of 600 words per
1) What attracts you to this position, and how do
you envision contributing to the mission of
Madison College and the School of Arts and
2) How do you promote success and inclusiveness
within a diverse student and/or faculty
3) One responsibility of this position is to
manage conflict. Please describe your approach
and provide specific examples to resolving
conflicts a) between faculty members and/or staff
members; and b) between a faculty member and a
4) A typical day in this role involves multiple
meetings, a long to-do list, several
interruptions, and occasional crises requiring
immediate attention. Describe your experience
with this kind of environment and strategies you
use to prioritize and manage work under these
Madison Area Technical College is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Minorities and females are
encouraged to apply.
Madison Area Technical College is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and
females are encouraged to apply.
Madison Area Technical College does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, disability or age in its
programs or activities. The following person has
been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Employment and Employee Relations
1701 Wright St
Madison, WI 53704
Position Type: Administrative
Posting Number: 20160602684
To apply, visit https://jobs.madisoncollege.edu/
Madison 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