Vice President of Learning

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI, United States
Full Time Academia Education Management Program Management OTHER

Job Description

Department:   Learning

Reports To:   President

FLSA Status:   Exempt
Salary Grade:   L

Amount of Travel Required: Days 5-15, Night 2-5 days per month


Positions Supervised:   Dean, College of Business; Dean, Corporate Training and Economic Development; Dean, General   Studies; Dean, Health Sciences and Education; Dean, Learning Solutions; Dean, Public Safety; Dean, Regional Learning; Dean, Trades and Engineering Technologies; Assistant to VP Learning


LOCATION:  Green Bay campus

STANDARD HOURS:  Primarily will work Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; with flexibility required to include other evening and weekend hours as necessary.

*preference given to applications received by February 16, 2018.


Location:  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Human Resources, 2740 West Mason Street,  Green Bay, WI  54307-9042. All postings are considered current and available until removed from the website.


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is committed to promoting a learning environment where employees and students of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue career and academic goals embraced in an environment of respect and shared inquiry. 

The College is seeking to attract ethnically diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population.



The Vice President of Learning is the Chief Academic Officer of the college, providing leadership that fosters and creates an environment that is passionate about ensuring student access and success while meeting and exceeding community, economic, and workforce development needs. NWTC fosters an evidenced based, collaborative, learning-centered culture that empowers faculty and staff to provide the learning and services needed by each student.  As a member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team, the Vice President of Learning fosters creativity and innovation as well as contributes broad institutional perspectives and participation in decision making supporting the College’s mission, vision, and goals.



Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the functions identified in the job description.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Serves as Chief Academic Officer, responsible for the development and evaluation of instructional programming, instructional staff and curriculum that provides flexible delivery, accessibility and success for learners throughout the District.
  • Serves as a member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team and participates in the development of the College’s vision, strategic directions and metrics, annual budget and college and divisional plans of action.
  • Oversees the operational leadership of the Marinette and Sturgeon Bay campuses, the five Regional Learning Centers, four specialty locations, as well as the K12 early college academies and courses within the district.
  • Implements the goals of a learning college by ensuring academic integrity of all learning programs, excellence in teaching, and inspired collegiality.
  • Inspires others through the communication of a compelling vision stated in a way that helps others understand the importance of their contributions.
  • Promotes a culture of customer service, accountability, collaboration, evidence based decision making, transparency, and innovation.
  • Develops a wide range of partnerships and collaborative initiatives with external stakeholders to advance the economic strength of the region, bring visibility to the role of the College, and provide added benefits to constituents. Serves as a key College liaison to area school districts, other colleges and universities, business, industry, and various public agencies. 
  • Routinely engages with business and industry, governmental agencies, and community-based organizations to identify trends and anticipate industry training needs.
  • Drives student success through the value of diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Facilitates and administers the processes necessary to maintain college accreditation with external agen
  • Evaluates instructional effectiveness against measurable student success indicators.
  • Is prepared to assume "interim" or temporary presidential duties in the unexpected absence of the college presid



Competency Statement(s)

  • Values - Demonstrate behaviors and action that support the College’s values - Customer Focus, Everyone Has Worth, Passion and Inspiration, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Results and Accountability, Valuing Talent and Well Being, and Ethi
  • Student Success – Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support student recruitment, retention, and student success initiativ
  • Diversity-Oriented- Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, disability, socio-economic background, or job type.
  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and
  • Change Management - Ability to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportuniti
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisel
  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individu
  • Leadership - Ability to anticipate and address future trends, needs, and changes.
  • Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their abili
  • Risk Taker - Ability to take prudent risks or to stretch the limits of comfort zon
  • Strategic Planning - Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long range goals can be achie
  • Team Builder - Ability to coach a team of people to work together toward achieving a go



Education: Doctorate Degree required

Experience: Minimum of seven years of demonstrated strong, effective leadership in an educational setting and a minimum of five years teaching experience.


Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite


Other Requirements

Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the District’s standard insurance policy terms.




O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)


C (Constantly)

Handling / Fingering

C (Constantly)

Reach Outward

O (Occasionally)

Reach Above Shoulder

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)


N (Not Applicable)

Squat or Kneel

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)



10 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

11-20 lbs

O (Occasionally)

21-50 lbs

O (Occasionally)

51-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)



Physical Demands                                                                  Lift/Carry








12 lbs or less

O (Occasionally)

13-25 lbs

O (Occasionally)

26-40 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

41-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)


N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)




The College has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the College may deem appropriate.


NWTC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or other protected classes.


General Business, President, College Administration

Education Requirements