Posted Apr 26
Western Technical College

Vice President - Academics

La Crosse, WI Full Time
Salary: $86,604-$112,585 starting annual salary range

Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn and are dedicated to serving students. If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching and learning, please consider this employment opportunity at Western.

The Vice President - Academics provides academic leadership in the coordination, development and administration of academic strategic planning, curriculum processes and procedures, fiscal and facilities resource allocation, personnel, instructional technology, and academic policies and procedures. As a member of the Senior Leadership team promotes and maintains performance excellence in achieving the mission, vision and values of the College to meet the needs of all stakeholders served by Western.

Essential Functions:

1. Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect.

2. Provide leadership for the management, coordination, integration, and support of services, programs and other activities within the division of Academic Affairs.

3. Lead College efforts with regard to program, curriculum and course delivery including innovative ways to facilitate student achievement, success, and goal completion. Promote teaching excellence and development of student-centered; innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum.

4. Assure college adherence to accreditation standards and the consistent application of academic policies and procedures.

5. Address, listen, and respond to diverse groups including faculty, staff, students and external constituencies.

6. Promote academic integrity, high ethical standards, social and environmental responsibility.

7. Support the College strategic planning process, and oversee development and implementation of academic strategic planning.

8. Support diversity and inclusion in the College's student body, faculty, staff and operations.

9. Provide advisory recommendations to the President and Senior Leadership Team on all academic issues, and collaborate with personnel from all areas of the College in providing and improving academic services for students and employers.

10. Represent the College in various local, state, regional, and/or national forums.

11. Complete all required College training and are responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department.

12. Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an emphasis in higher education, educational administration, or other appropriate discipline required, Doctorate preferred.
Minimum Experience Requirements:
  • Strong record of academic, executive, and/or administrative leadership is required, preferably in a technical college or community college setting, with a minimum of six years in the field
  • Record of teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Special Instructions/About Western:

This position reports to: President

Starting annual salary range based on education and experience: $86604-$112585

This position includes competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical, dental, Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) benefits and more.

Applicant review will begin: May 15, 2017

Start Date: August 2017

Copies of transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)

Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our mission is to provide relevant, high quality education in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities. Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Employer And Educator

Western Technical College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in the job application process to enable a qualified applicant to have an equal opportunity to be considered for a job as is provided to all Western employees. If you want to request an accommodation please contact the EEO/AA Compliance Officer at (608)785-9274.

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