Student Affairs

Vice President of Strategy and Innovation

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, WI United States

LOCATION:  Green Bay

STANDARD HOURS:  40 hours per week. Typical hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm; Flexibility required to include other evening and/or weekend hours, as necessary.

SALARY RANGE: $178,469 - $192,350 per year

*Salaries/Wages for all finalists (internal and external) will be based upon education, experiences, current wages, and internal equity. 

Applications preferred by June 27, 2024

Required online application available on website:  www.nwtc.edu/jobs

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. Consideration will be given to equity-minded individuals committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.  You belong here.  See why you will love working at NWTC

POSITION SUMMARY

The Vice President of Strategy and Innovation (VPSI) is a new executive role that is part of a college-wide restructuring to strengthen institutional capacity and advance the mission of NWTC. The VPSI serves as the Chief Strategy Officer responsible for aligning and steering strategic initiatives, marketing, strategic communication, community and legislative affairs, and institutional effectiveness in collaboration with the Office of the President. The VPSI is a visionary leader with a deep understanding of student success and equity, the ability to drive decision-making using strategic plans and data, and the ability to foster a culture of innovation across the college community. The VPSI reports directly to the President, supports the development of the Board of Trustees’ agendas and reports, and serves on the Executive Leadership Team. NWTC is an Achieving the Dream (ATD) “College of Distinction,” winner of the Leah Meyer Austin award, and an Aspen Prize semifinalist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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)

  1. Strategic Leadership:
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan aligned with NWTC’s mission, vision, and long-term goals.
    • Collaborate with the President, Board of Trustees, and senior leadership to define and prioritize strategic initiatives.
    • Conduct regular assessments of the external environment to identify trends, challenges, and opportunities for the college.
    • Develop a strategic communication strategy that improves internal communication and strengthens the college brand and recognition.

  2. Innovation Management:
    • Cultivate an environment that encourages creative thinking, experimentation, and the adoption of new technologies and practices.
    • Lead cross-functional teams to design and scale innovative programs and services that support the college’s bold student success agenda and overall institutional effectiveness.
    • Evaluate the impact of innovation projects and ensure they deliver measurable improvements in NWTC’s strategic priorities and KPI’s.
  3. Partnership and Collaboration:
    • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with local, regional, and national stakeholders, including educational institutions, industry partners, and community organizations.
    • Represent NWTC in various forums and networks to promote the college’s strategic interests and innovative initiatives.
    • Engage with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to gather insights and foster a collaborative approach to strategy and innovation.

  4. Operational Excellence:
    • Oversee the development and implementation of key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor progress towards strategic goals.
    • Ensure that the college’s resources are effectively aligned with its strategic priorities.
    • Promote a culture of accountability and continuous improvement by implementing best practices in strategic planning and innovation management.

  5. Leadership and Team Development:
    • Provide leadership, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for the Strategy and Innovation team.
    • Foster a diverse and inclusive workplace that values different perspectives and ideas.
    • Ensure clear communication and alignment of strategic objectives across all levels of the organization.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)

  • Values - Demonstrate behaviors and action that are consistent with the College’s intended culture.  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.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
  • 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 build, support, foster and inspire teams to work toward a common goal.

Qualifications
Required:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive leadership experience in higher education
  • Proven track record of successfully leading large-scale strategic initiatives and driving organizational change.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and collaborations.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the college’s operations and culture.

Preferred:

  • Doctorate preferred.
  • Executive leadership experience.
  • Experience leading a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience serving as an advisor to a CEO/President.
  • Vision for helping NWTC strengthen post-graduation student success.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Experience leading transformational change to advance a strategic initiative(s).
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work; analyze information, resolve problems, and make recommendations.
  • Strong project management skills and the capacity to drive multiple special projects concurrently.
  • Ability to assess and align multi-functional systems, work processes, and relationships.
  • Ability to align a shared vision for organizational effectiveness with work plans that achieve college-wide goals and student outcomes.
  • Experience in designing and facilitating a strategic planning process that engages stakeholders, includes measurable outcomes, and reflects the future direction of the institution.
  • Able to assess surveys, projects, and initiatives and convey results in a meaningful way to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of state and federal legislative affairs and the ability to advocate for the college and its priorities with elected officials and government agencies.
  • Experience with upholding and integrating college-wide branding and communication strategies.
  • Experience with accreditation, assessment, and institutional effectiveness.
  • Track record of serving as a trusted advisor and strategic collaborator to the President and Executive Leadership Team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations, foster and maintain an inclusive work environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain high expectations and accountability.
  • Familiarity with Achieving the Dream, Guided Pathways, and whole-college transformation.

Other Requirements

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

NWTC does not discriminate on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, creed, marital status, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic testing or other applicable legislated categories, (“each a protected class”). Inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at (920) 498-6826 or equity@nwtc.edu.


Requirements

  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Doctorate Preferred
  • Work Experience: 7 - 9 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

Apply to www.nwtc.edu/jobs