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Executive Vice President of Student Success
Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date Posted 08/12/2020
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Salary $180,000.00 - $205,000.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Under the direction of the College President, provides strategic, innovative and passionate leadership to enable student success for all MATC students. This position oversees the Vice President Enrollment Management, the Vice President Retention and Completion and the Vice President Learning. The position ensure collaborative strategy and implementation of initiatives that improves the entire student life cycle of education at MATC and beyond.

MATC is transforming lives, industry and our community by preparing students today for the careers of tomorrow. Along with our industry partners, we are redefining the future of higher education to create an affordable, accessible path to family-sustaining employment and career advancement. Instead of just talking about the skills gap, the college is leading the efforts to educate the students who will help close it.
MATC embraces life-long learning from high school through and into retirement. As a Guided Pathways College and Achieving the Dream College (future), the EVP is critical for the vision of the programs and their successful implementation. Other programs supported include the MATC Promise, Hispanic Serving Institution (in process), dual-enrollment and employer based programs like coops and apprenticeships.

The EVP provides leadership for the development, implementation, assessment and oversight for areas of responsibility across all locations. He/she is responsible for developing, monitoring and promoting student success and enrollment management strategies and programs to increase retention, progression, completion, and academic success for all students throughout the District. Working closely with the President, leads initiatives to develop and implement clear academic pathways and student-centered services that focus on success across all outcome areas, including retention, progression, graduation, transfer, and employment rates.

The leader applies data-informed decision making (DIDM) and continuous quality improvement (CQI) in planning and implementing strategies to achieve division and department goals. Serves as a change agent for diversity, equity, inclusion, and multiculturalism as well as innovation, collaboration, legal compliance, and data analysis.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Student Success

  • Champion the intellectual and social growth of a diverse student population and student-centered decision making throughout the district that takes into account the variety of learning styles, cultures, and prior experiences of our students. Ensure that institutional policies and practices provide fair and equitable treatment of all students.
  • Oversee enrollment management, retention and completion and learning for all students.
  • Partners with the President's Cabinet, Council and other leaders and employee's to ensure implementation of initiatives with other related units within the College.
  • Performs other related duties as required for the efficient operations of the division.
  • Work collaboratively with the President and other college leaders to develop and implement clear, structured academic and career pathways for all entering students and ensure that there are intentionally designed, clear, coherent and structured educational experiences along with student- centered services that support each student's ability to successfully move along his/her academic pathway.
Customer Focus
  • Using WE CARE Service Excellence Standards, responsible for ensuring culture of student experience and student-centered success including, but not limited to, systems, processes and procedures as well as building effective cross-functional teams.
  • Visions and is a key sponsor for diversity, equity and inclusion for students and employees.
Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
  • Work with campus leaders to develop initiatives that are new and unique to MATC ensuring that all are understandable, clear and measurable, and outcome oriented. Develop program maps that will provide clear pathways to student end goals and continued learning opportunities for successful completion. Work collaboratively with the Pathway Deans in the development of more efficient, effective class scheduling and scheduling processes designed to support student success and to facilitate student program completion.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the recruitment, retention, and progression of student success. Promote and actively recruit for the College.
  • Develop and implement organizational structures, personnel and resources to ensure high-quality and student-centered experiences throughout the district. Foster broad and authentic engagement of college faculty and staff in the design, implementation, evaluation, and ongoing improvement of pathways for students.
  • Practices honesty by demonstrating a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles, values, truthfulness and accuracy in all actions.
  • Acts and speaks consistent with, and in support of, MATC's Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Addresses all student and employee behavior in a confidential and respectful manner.
  • Performs other related duties as required for the efficient operations of the division.




Required Education:
  • A Doctoral or PhD is in Administrative Leadership, Higher Education and Supervision in Education or in a related field in Adult Education, curriculum development, higher education and/or in the supervision of Adult Education.
Required Experience:
  • At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible leadership work experience in a large, complex organization, preferably in post-secondary education (may include other public or private sector organizations); must be certifiable by the Wisconsin Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education; must possess a track record that demonstrates the included knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Five (5) years experience with oversight/supervision of junior level executive level administrators or above.
  • Proven experience with strategic visioning and work to communicate and execute that vision through a strategic plan.
  • Proven experience with re-engineering and significant change initiatives across a complex organization.
Preferred Experience:
  • Fifteen (15) years of relevant leadership experience.
Specialty Skills:
  • Directs and supervises a staff of executive, professional, technical, and clerical employees.
  • Manages complexity
  • Balances stakeholders
  • Strategic mindset
  • Plans and aligns
  • Ensures accountability
  • Drives results
  • Collaborates
  • Builds effective teams
  • Drives vision and purpose
  • Courage
  • Instills trust
  • Customer focus
  • Action oriented
  • Values differences
  • Self-development
  • Compassion
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated evidence of success with, student pathway and success models and principles
  • Experience in and knowledge of the functions and objectives of student service and academic support programs and services.
  • Has a proven innovation mindset including with the use of new technologies in educational settings. Including implementation of innovative and creative instructional techniques and technology.
  • Proven experience of successful collaboration within team and throughout organization to bring together desired results. Highly effective facilitation skills within small or large group settings.
  • Excellent communication skills including the use of technology to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Proven success in knowledge, understanding and use of quality management concept, processes, and techniques. Prior experience leading an engagement team and/or peers through analysis and deliverables processes.
  • Experience in visioning and execution of strategic planning processes including development of goals and initiatives and work plan development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of vocational, technical and adult education. Knowledge of the Wisconsin Technical College System required to be successful in the position. This can be developed once in the position.
  • Experience with budgeting and financial management practices in a complex, matrixed organization.
  • Skilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience and competencies in academic administration. Demonstrates and provides leadership to others.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written means with staff and organizations.
  • Proven ability to establish, collaborate and maintain effective work relationships with peers, students, faculty, staff, representatives of outside agencies, educational institutions, and the general public.
  • Conveys an image of professionalism and dedication in work related activities.
  • Experienced in working with culturally diverse student and employee populations, with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.
  • Experience with analyzing and interpreting statistical and management data. Demonstrated ability to identify patterns or connections between situations.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and software specific to position, including spreadsheets and the Internet.
  • Proven success at working independently, taking initiative and ensuring completion of initiatives with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, establish work flows and meet necessary deadlines.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and team building skills to effectively supervise professional and staff and interact with all levels of management.


Supervisory Responsibilities


  • Provides continuous feedback to direct reports including monthly one-on-one meetings, and performance management
  • Provides recommendations on hiring new employees; on coaching and counseling; on training; and on granting time off.




Employee Benefits at a Glance

Health Insurance

  • MATC offers a choice between two medical insurance plans and upon selection the coverage begins the first of the month following start date. See below for plan types:
    • Low Deductible PPO
    • High Deductible PPO
  • MATC contributes a generous percentage towards medical insurance premium.
  • All medical plans include Prescription Drug and Vision benefits at no additional costs to employees.

Dental Insurance

  • MATC offers a traditional group dental plan through Delta Dental, upon selection the dental insurance plan coverage begins the first of the month following start date.
  • Annual maximum per covered person is $2,500; plan covers preventive, routine, restoration, and orthodontics for dependents up to age 19.

Group Life Insurance

  • MATC offers group life insurance benefits through Symetra Insurance after six months of employment and is fully paid for by the College. The amount of insurance is based upon annual earnings rounded to the higher $1,000.00. The benefit is doubled in the event of accidental death. Supplemental Life Insurance is also available at group rates for you, your spouse, and your dependents.

Long Term Disability

  • MATC offers long-term disability insurance through Madison National Life Company after 30 days of employment and is fully paid for by the College. Benefits provided are equal to 66 2/3% of base monthly earnings.

Retirement Benefits

  • Regular full-time employees of MATC who are hired for greater than 12 months become members of the Wisconsin Retirement System as of day one of employment. The College currently pays the full cost of the employer contribution (6.55%), and the employee pays the full part of the employee contribution of 6.55% of salary. There is a five year vesting period requirement in order to qualify for any employer contributions made on the employee's behalf.

Sick Leave Benefits

  • MATC offers its employees a generous sick leave plan per calendar year. Each employee may accumulate up to 150 hours of full sick leave with an unlimited accumulation of half days.

Vacation Benefits

  • MATC offers a vacation policy to employees for the purpose of rest and relaxation. Vacation is earned at a generous rate each year of employment. (Not available for Instructors)

Paid Holdiays

  • MATC offers paid holidays based on position.

Tuition Reimbursement and Waiver

  • Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement and waiver after completing probationary period.
  • Amount allowed per fiscal year is 12 credits at MATC of $1,400 at other accredited institutions.
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