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Madison Area Technical College
  • Position Number: 3055357
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Dean, School of Nursing - EXTENDED POSTING

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Job Posting Date:
April 26, 2022

Application Deadline:

Salary Information:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Academic Affairs Vice Provost of Administration

Job Description:

Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin, invites applicants for the position of Dean, School of Nursing. This position is responsible for providing leadership, design, organization, delivery, supervision, assessment, and fiscal management for the School of Nursing. Responsibilities include oversight of academic and administrative programs including development/implementation of strategic plans, allocation of resources (budgets, staff, equipment), operational success and the evaluation of results that support Madison College's goals and mission.

The Dean is a key senior leader on the Provost's Academic Affairs team.

As the Dean, School of Nursing you will:
  • Instill a clear vision to address current and future needs through programs, innovative instructional design, and curriculum within the School by providing leadership and facilitation of the vision and future strategic direction. Work to promote equity and inclusion within programs, schools, and the larger academic institution to foster success for all students and members of the college community.
  • Actualize long- and short-term goals and objectives by developing and advancing budget priorities through clearly defined objectives. Facilitate the reallocation of resources and/or the acquisition of new district and/or outside funding resources.
  • Positively impact enrollment goals and ensures that learning programs address the needs of students, business & industry, and the community by facilitating collaboration across the Academic Schools, including District economic and workforce development and cross program/cross discipline efforts supporting academic and student success priorities.
  • Ensure that a diverse workforce is hired, trained, supported, and provided opportunities for professional development through appropriate and timely assessment processes. Manage faculty and/or staff of the School and oversee recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, retention, and disciplinary/separation processes.
  • Engage in collaborative leadership contributions across the college. Serve on the Provost Executive Team and offer strategic-level insights to the overall excellence and advancement of the academic enterprise. Support College enrollment management efforts through School strategic planning.
  • Ensure that student retention efforts successfully promote completion of student academic goals.
  • Maintains a commitment to the college mission, vision and values. Complies with college policies, directives, and work rules. Engages positively with colleagues, engages in conflict directly and professionally, contributes to team discussions, collaborates and helps colleagues, assumes the best from colleagues, provides and accepts constructive feedback, follows through on commitments, and support final decisions that are made.

If you are looking for a fulfilling career that embodies your passion for working toward the success of our students, apply now!

Madison College's dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Hiring a diverse workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College-it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: cover letter, response to 2 supplemental questions, and resume. Failure to include these documents with your application submission will render your application ineligible.

This position will be open until filled, with a first review date of May 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Anticipated start date is August 15th, 2022.

Madison College provides a generous benefits package of vacation, holidays, health/vision/dental/life insurance options, and you will be able to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). Newly hired managers serve a one-year introductory period.

This position is located in the vibrant and diverse city of Madison, Wisconsin's 2nd largest city and state capital. Nestled between two recreational lakes, Madisonians are offered year-round activities, including the Dane County Farmers' Market located around the Capitol 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, see this link:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Skill in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in relating to and working productively with populations of diverse socioeconomic statuses, races, cultures, genders, abilities, and others.
  • Knowledge and ability to guide and implement contemporary methods of instructional delivery and curriculum development.
  • Ability to develop strategic and short-range plans and oversee the actualization of planning efforts.
  • Skill in talent management, including ability to identify, hire, coach, develop, and retain a high-quality and diverse workforce of managers, faculty, and staff.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion that furthers student access and success.
  • Ability to effectively develop and administer budgets.
  • Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to innovate, problem-solve, and respond to challenges in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with managers, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and technologies of the programs and/or disciplines within the School.
  • Ability to effect positive change in pursuit of innovative/entrepreneurial goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level: A graduate degree in nursing or nursing education.

Work Experience:

Experience in leading an academic organization OR in a leadership role aligned with the requirements of the Dean position. Some examples of types of things that are meant by leadership role aligned with the requirements of the Dean position:
  • Experience establishing partnerships with or supporting community-based organizations, foundations, and/or other outside agents.
  • Experience managing professional employees in a team-based environment.


Experience in adult education including nursing curriculum development, administration, and evaluation.


Granted or be granted prior to the start of the dean role, a current, active registered nurse license or privilege to practice in Wisconsin that is not encumbered as required by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing.


As a requirement of this application, please submit a MS Word or PDF document answering the following two supplementary essay questions below.

Question 1: In 500 words or less (about 1 page), please share an experience you've had with working on cross-institutional, cross-functional teams to enact a significant change in your organization's work or practice. What was your role? Who did you work with to achieve this change? What was the change you were working toward? Was the team successful in its work?

Question 2: In 250 words or less (about half a page), please share what your experience has been in working with a community partner around a shared interest. What kind of community partner was this (non-profit, school, etc.)? What was your role? What was the interest? What makes this a successful relationship?

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: cover letter, response to 2 supplemental questions, and resume. Failure to include these documents with your application submission will render your application ineligible.

If you are experiencing application issues please contact the HR hotline, (608) 246-6900.

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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. Madison College offers degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates in Architecture & Engineering; Arts, Design & Humanities; Business; Construction, Manufacturing & Maintenance; Culinary, Hospitality & Fitness; Education & Social Services; Health Sciences; Information Technology; Law, Protective & Human Services; Science, Math & Natural Resources; and Transportation. Admissions criteria vary by program and are available by calling our Enrollment Office at (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282 Ext. 6210. The following person has been designated to coordinate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to handle inquiries regarding the college's nondiscrimination policies: Lisa Muchka, Compliance Coordinator, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246.5221

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