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Performance Excellence & Compliance Manager

Company: Government jobs
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary

Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region and is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all co-workers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn, dedicated to serving students, and committed to the principles of equity and social justice. Western believes that serving the full breadth of our student and co-worker populations requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. We recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination and are committed to counteracting these biases and eliminating the effects they have had on our students, co-workers, and communities. If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching, learning, social justice and equity, please consider this employment opportunity at Western.

Summary of Position: Leads compliance efforts with regional college accrediting body (Higher Learning Commission) ensuring the College remains accredited. Coordinates college-wide continuous improvement efforts and maintains effective linkages and alignment with evaluation, planning, and budgeting processes. Facilitates work system and work process refinement, documentation, and measurement. Ensures the College's policies and procedures are effectively established, communicated, maintained, reviewed, and aligned with Western's equity work, mission, vision, values, strategic plan, and regulatory requirements.

Essential Functions

1. Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect. Regular attendance is required.

2. Complete all required College training and responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department. Perform other duties as assigned.

3. Student Success is the cornerstone of Western's culture and the college may assign employees to other areas or additional duties to foster this success.

4. Administer and serve as the change agent for a college-wide integrated evaluation process - Supporting Actions May Include:

  • Facilitate a comprehensive program, department, and service evaluation model that is aligned with Western Technical College System and Higher Learning Commission requirements and grounded in the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence
  • Consult with all levels of leadership and staff to conduct and align evaluation, continuous improvement, and planning that results in quality plans
  • Design and deliver professional development activities and provided guidance to build competency in continuous improvement and integrated evaluation and planning methods
    5. Lead reaffirmation of college accreditation and regulatory compliance - Supporting Actions May Include:
    • Serve as the accreditation liaison officer (ALO) to the Higher Learning Commission
    • Lead and facilitate Higher Learning Commission-related efforts including Annual Report submittal, substantive change requests, site visits, comprehensive evaluations, quality initiatives, assurance arguments, and progress through the Open Pathway model
    • Lead the college in the collection and dissemination of information about institutional accreditation, HLC policies, and procedures for all audiences within the institution including the District Board
    • Guide the senior leadership team and other leaders at all levels to meet the Department of Education requirements that ensure the College remains eligible to offer Federal financial aid.
      6. Lead work system, process, policy, and procedure improvement efforts - Supporting Actions May Include:
      • Create procedure and process flowcharts and develop work system and process measurements of efficiency, effectiveness, and quality
      • Lead the process to create, develop, implement, and revise college and academic level policies and procedures, and prepare recommendations that comply with federal, state, and college regulations
      • Lead the District Board sub-committee on policy change Qualifications

        Minimum Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's degree in related field (Quality Management, Public Policy, Business, etc.) with 3 years occupational experience OR
        • Education in related field combined with related occupational experience totaling 7 years OR
        • Related occupational experience totaling 7 years

          Preferred Qualifications:
          • Four years of experience in public policy, compliance, and/or continuous improvement.
          • Accreditation experience preferred
          • Teaching experience preferred
          • Master's Degree Special Instructions/About Western

            This position reports to: Associate VP of Institutional Effectiveness

            Starting annual salary range based on education and experience: $60,443 - $78,577

            This position would include competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical, dental, WRS, Employee Benefits programs and more.

            Applicant review will begin: Monday, January 30, 2023

            Start Date of: March 2023

            Copies of Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)

            Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our mission is to provide relevant, high quality education in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities. Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.

            An Equal Opportunity/Access/Employer And Educator

            Western Technical College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in the job application process to enable a qualified applicant to have an equal opportunity to be considered for a job as is provided to all Western employees. If you want to request an accommodation please contact the EEO/AA Compliance Officer at (608)785-9274.

            There are a wide variety of benefits available to Western Technical College Employees. These benefits include: health, dental, life, retirement, short-term and long-term disability insurance plans, flexible spending account for health care, dependent care assistance program, employee assistance program, and tax sheltered annuity programs.

            01 Describe your experience in working with diverse populations.

            02 At Western, we commit to access, inclusion, fairness, and the removal of barriers as pillars of equity in education. What role will your position play in achieving this?

            03 Part of this position requires assessing programs for viability. Please provide a detailed response on how you might go about determining whether or not a program or service is performing at its highest level.

            * Required Question

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