Dean, Public Safety

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Green Bay, WI, USA
  • Oct 09, 2020
Full time Education Public Safety

Job Description

Department:   Learning Division

Reports To:   Vice President, Learning

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Positions Supervised:   Direct supervision of Associate Deans, Office Supervisor, Faculty, Academic Coaches, and Lab Technicians. Indirect supervision of Faculty, Lab Technicians, and office support and part time employees.

Salary Grade:   G

Travel Required: Day- 8/month; overnight- 2/month



HOURS:  Typical hours Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Flexibility required to include other evening and/or weekend hours as necessary.


*Current benefit eligible employees will be placed within the pay range based on their current rate/range.

Anticipated Start Date: December 1, 2020


Required online application available on website:


Application, cover letter and resume are required.


Priority given to completed applications received before November 9, 2020.


All postings are considered current and available until removed from the website.


The College is seeking to attract ethnically diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population.  We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.


The Dean of Public Safety’s primary purpose is to provide visionary leadership in the strategic engagement and alignment of the department in achieving the mission, vision, values and strategic priorities of the college. This will include leading the instructors and staff of the department in product development, quality instructional and assessment practices, student success outcomes, and collaborative partnerships within our increasingly diverse district. Serves as a member of the Learning Leadership Team.


Education: Master’s Degree in a field related to public safety, higher education or leadership.



  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively more responsible experience in leadership, preferably in higher education or a field related to Public Safety such as law enforcement, fire, emergency management, or human services is required. Experience should demonstrate evidence of successfully leading teams and developing partnerships.


  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion including cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.


  • Two years of teaching experience, preferably in post-secondary education is preferred.


**An equivalent combination of education and occupational experience may be considered


Computer Skills: Microsoft Office suite


Certificates & Licenses: Eligible for WTCS certification as an Instructor Administrator


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



Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process.

Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the functions identified in the job description.


Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Cultivate an organizational/team climate, which engages staff to develop and accomplish the goals and objectives of the team action plan as it relates to the division and the College.
  • Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments
  • Foster an environment, which values the diversity of ideas and people; attract and retain a culturally diverse workforce.
  • Provide inspirational leadership to the design, development, and implementation of department policies, procedures, programs, and initiatives that support student success.
  • Develop and articulate a clear vision and direction that utilizes innovation and creativity to maximize opportunities for improvement and growth for the department, division, and College and that align with strategic initiatives of the College and student success.
  • Lead planning, budgeting, and resource allocation efforts to maximize operational efficiency and a state-of-the-art learning environment.
  • Proactively develops the talent in the department; co-constructing performance goals, objectives and development plans, and providing ongoing constructive performance feedback.
  • Utilize key indicators to ensure that division, instructional areas, and regional productivity and improvement goals are met.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Training and strategize on contract training opportunities
  • Ensure viable, relevant, and high-quality curriculum is utilized in all program areas, i.e. associate degree, technical diploma, certificate, and continuing education.
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance with State, Federal, district, and programmatic accreditation requirements and to ensure a safe learning environment.
  • Participate in the Learning Leadership Team to provide input on academic policy and programs and other matters related to the College.
  • Develop and manage strategic partner relationships with technology suppliers, business and industry, community organizations, and secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. Partner with post-secondary educational institutions to develop academic policies and programs.
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate strategic initiatives to enhance economic development, i.e. K-12 initiatives, committee and board participation on strategic initiatives (local, state, and national), assisting with securing grant funding, etc.
  • Ensure that the department adheres to the rules and regulations of Public Safety governing and accrediting bodies as it relates to Public Safety programs, curriculum, delivery and Instructor requirements
  • Ability to maintain and establish professional relationships with district-wide Public Safety professionals and Vendors.
  • Build and maintain external relationships through conferences, advisory, state-called and district-wide Town Board meetings to anticipate emerging trends in Public Safety and to work with Public Safety Faculty teams to integrate emerging trends in academics.


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 Ethics.
  • Student Success – Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support student recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • Financial Aptitude - Ability to understand and explain economic and accounting information, prepare and manage budgets, and make sound long-term investment decisions.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
  • Strategic Planning - Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long-range goals can be achieved.
  • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact the Talent & Culture Division.


NWTC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or other protected classes. Inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Director of Diversity & Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator at (920) 498-6826 or