Dean of Manufacturing, Apprenticeship, Technology, and Transportation

Wisconsin, United States
$87,700.00 - $108,800.00
Mar 05, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Dean of Manufacturing, Apprenticeship, Technology, and Transportation (MATT) oversees manufacturing and transportation related educational and training programs that serve students at multiple locations.  This position provides leadership to students, staff and faculty, to ensure student success, effective use of physical and human resources, and high-level relations with district industry, schools, trade organizations and government agencies.  This position reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 The dean will: oversee day-to-day operations of the division; coordinate with faculty and staff; and address student conduct or grievance issues.  Particular areas include: continuous improvement processes; program assessments and evaluations; faculty and staff evaluations; budget development and management; equipment and facility oversight; and coordination across divisions within Academic Affairs and the college.  The dean will also focus on: growing articulations with schools; strengthening advisory committees; responding to labor market information trends; and supporting faculty growth and development.


Administer the Programs (Manufacturing, Apprenticeship, Technology, and Transportation)

  1. Oversee all MATT instructional offerings (MyEdChoice, FlexLab, traditional, hybrid and FlexLab hybrid formats) to ensure effective and relevant programming to meet student needs.
  2. Build course schedules and instructional staff schedules focused on meeting student needs, while maximizing program enrollments and aligning faculty workloads.
  3. Partner with Student Services to engage program faculty in the marketing of MATT programs and recruitment of students.
  4. Ensure effective, timely and comprehensive program assessment and accreditation processes are followed.
  5. Direct the investigation, development, and implementation of new program offerings in response to documented business, industry, labor, government and community needs.
  6. Participate in program evaluation and development of enhancement plans in support of the continuous program improvement.
  7. Support the program transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities, where appropriate.
  8. Partner with Student Services to facilitate articulation agreements with district K-12 partners.
  9. Monitor equipment use, status and replacement, in collaboration with program faculty to ensure relevance and quality of instruction as well as safety
  10. Implement and support shared programs with other technical colleges.

 Partner with Business & Industry

  1. Work with program faculty to build, maintain and strengthen relationships with Program Advisory Committees to ensure programs are meeting business and industry needs.
  2. Develop and nurture relationships with businesses and industry sectors to identify future courses and/or programs that meet workforce development needs within the district, grow a pool of potential adjunct faculty, and nurture workplace experience opportunities for students.
  3. Develop and nurture relationships with distict employers to increase resources available to programs and develop opportunities for workplace-based student learning experiences (internships, apprenticeships, etc.).

 Develop and administer budgets for the Division

  1. Provide organizational leadership, with involvement of staff, to division-level planning.
  2. Lead and conduct annual operational planning (prioritization, implementation, and evaluation) in areas such as facilities, instructional technology, equipment, change objectives, etc.
  3. Develop, manage, and monitor overall division budget, ensuring well-planned resource identification and allocation to maintain appropriate learning environments.

 Direct, support, and evaluate division staff.

  1. Provide leadership and direction for Administrative Support Staff within the division to ensure adequate student and staff support.
  2. Support, hire, and evaluate division staff, including Faculty (full- and part-time), Lab Assistants, Support Staff, and Administrators.
  3. Promote professional development of staff within Division, and plan expenses accordingly within division budget.
  4. Support divisional faculty and advising of students.

 Assist with program related student issues.

  1. Advise and assist students with concerns and problem resolution.
  2. Partner with Student Services to resolve student waitlist and registration concerns to improve the student experience.
  3. Provide leadership and support to student organizations and activities to promote student learning and campus involvement.

Education & Experience:

 Master’s degree or equivalent professional credential within a program area of the division or a related educational field.  (Examples of divisional program areas includes Automotive, Electrical, HVAC, Technology, and Apprenticeship.)

  1. Two (2) years of teaching experience and the post-secondary level.
  2. Four (4) years of supervisor/leadership experience.