Madison Area Technical College — Associate Dean School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology

Associate Dean School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology

Madison Area Technical College

Posting Date: 09/26/2018

Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Salary: $88,299-$114,789

Location: Madison-Truax

Department: School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology

Employment Conditions:
The School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology at Madison College is now hiring an Associate Dean! We are seeking candidates who are visionary leaders and will provide strong leadership and support in the areas of program innovation and assessment, learning analytics, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Associate Dean will have the opportunity to build on the dynamic momentum of the School, including enrollment growth, new faculty hires, talent management, expanded infrastructure, and leveraged resources.

This position is located in the vibrant and diverse city of Madison, Wisconsin’s 2nd largest city and state capitol. Nestled between two recreational lakes, Madison, Wisconsin offers year-round activities for all, including the Dane County Farmers’ Market located around the Capital Square, more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, world class restaurants, and numerous festivals and community events. Madison is consistently ranked as a top community in which to work, live and play. Madison offers a small town feel, with a big city impression. But, if that’s not enough, Madison is just a short 125 miles northwest of Chicago and 77 miles west of Milwaukee. To learn more about what Mad-Town has to offer, you can visit

This position will be open until filled, with a first review date of October 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

This position has the anticipated start date of early January 2019.

For all internal candidates who are interested in transferring or promoting to this position please review the transfer and promotion policy located in the Madison College Employee Handbook

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:
The Associate Dean provides leadership for planning, organizing, developing, directing, maintaining, and assessing, activities associated with the operations of the School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology programs, courses, and/or services across the district. The Associate Dean supervises part time faculty and will provide supervisory support to full time faculty, and supervise professional support staff.

This position reports to the Dean of the School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology.

Essential Duties:
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.

1. Supports, designs and oversees a student-centered approach to School business processes and practices so that School operations are efficient, effective and meets the needs of students, faculty and the community.

2. Manages the program budgets of the School to achieve financial objectives are achieved and meet School needs.

3. Assists with management of program accreditation and/or certification activities to achieve and maintain Program excellence and accreditation.

4. Hires and supervises School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology part time faculty and support staff. Provides supervision support to full time School faculty so that School 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 strategic plans in order for the School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology’s 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 College’s vision, mission and goals.

8. Facilitates the development of appropriate curriculum policies and practices, safeguarding the quality of those offerings, while diversifying and creating flexibility in delivery methods to support 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.

9. Manages the day-to-day operational aspects of the School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology in collaboration with regional campus managers, faculty, support staff and other district staff so that School operations are efficient and effective.

10. Facilitates and supports program advisory committees in collaboration with program directors and the Dean so that the committees operate in a way that adds value to all programs.

11. Facilitates course-scheduling process for the School in collaboration with the office of the Provost, Associate Vice President, Faculty, and Dean to ensure that course scheduling reflects the needs of students and the requirements of programs listed above.

12. 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.

13. 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 align work towards agreed upon strategic ends.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of:

1. Principles, practices and technologies of the programs and/or disciplines within the School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology.
2. Managerial principles and practices;
3. Program oversight principles, practices, and techniques;
4. Program development, planning, and administration principles and practices;
5. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes.

Research methods;
1. Policy and procedure development practices;
2. Troubleshooting and solving complex program issues.

Demonstrated ability to:

1. Build and maintain positive relationships and partnerships both within the College and the community and engage in effective communication and conflict resolution strategies.
2. Successfully implement the techniques of innovative new product/service development and the principles of continuous improvement.
3. Implement the principles of competency-based curriculum development and instructional design.
4. Successfully lead teams and solve problems in a collaborative environment.
5. Successfully manage complex budgets and use existing resources efficiently and creatively to meet goals.
6. Meet and address challenges with resourcefulness, creativity, and a collaborative spirit.
7. Develop strategies and tactics that reflect School priorities in support of overall College goals.
8. Supervise and lead faculty and support personnel, lead teams in a collaborative environment, and union environment.
9. Promote and advance diversity and inclusion as well as policies and programs related to affirmative action and equal opportunity.
10. Ability to meet and address challenges with resourcefulness and creativity and develop strategies to prioritize and achieve School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology goals.

Demonstrated skill in:

1. Monitoring and evaluating the work of academic support staff;
2. Directing, monitoring, and evaluating Collegiate policies and procedures;
3. Planning, coordinating, and implementing program components and activities;
4. Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;
5. Researching, analyzing, and applying relevant information to the development of departmental processes and programs;
6. Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
7. Developing academic and/or program assessment tools;
8. Preparing a variety of reports;
9. Communicating (orally and in writing) information, data, and opinions to inform, influence, conflict management strategies, and/or persuade a wide variety of individuals and audiences.


1. Master’s degree (M.A., M.S., or M.Ed.).

2. Five years of progressive leadership experience including:

a) Demonstrated experience in leading an academic organization OR a leadership role aligned with the requirements of the position; AND
b) Experience managing professional employees in a team-based environment.
c) Two years of teaching and/or training experience.

Special Instructions:

When applying for this position, the system will prompt you to respond to the following five (4) supplemental questions.


For application troubleshooting or general question, call the Human Resources Department at (608) 246-6900.

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 non-discrimination policies:

Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRMSCP

Director of Employment and Employee Relations
1701 Wright St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6900

Position Type: Administrative

Posting Number: 20160603057

FLSA: Exempt

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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 activities.