Vice President of Student Affairs, Inc.

Wenatchee, Washington

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Vice President of Student Affairs

Wenatchee Valley College

Salary: $130,000.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 2023-00027

Location: Wenatchee, WA

Department: Student Services

Closing: 6/29/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

Job Summary
The vice president of student affairs is the chief student affairs officer of the college district and is directly responsible for leadership of all student services programs, services and activities. As a senior executive reporting to the president, the incumbent participates in the president's cabinet, which advises the president and board of trustees on the institution's direction, policies and procedures. Under the direction of the president, the vice president of student affairs leads, guides and directs all matters pertaining to student support services. The incumbent hires, trains, supervises and evaluates employees, including faculty, administrators and office staff. The vice president represents the college in appropriate state-wide commissions and councils of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The vice president leads the planning, management, and supervision of student services programs and activities at the college for the leadership, administration, supervision, and evaluation of all admissions and records functions, counseling, financial aid, Student Government Association, grants, and special programs and services, recruitment, veterans and disability services, articulation, international students, education and career planning, intercollegiate athletics, intramurals, CAMP, student housing, and student programs and services. The vice president develops and analyzes data for accountability and continuous improvement in line with college and division goals and is also responsible for providing leadership for the division.

Essential Functions

  • Administer the district's admissions and records functions, enrollment management, counseling, financial aid, grant and special programs and services, recruitment, veteran's services, articulation, international students, athletics, and student programs and services.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate employees. Create an environment of inclusion, accountability and superior customer service. Maintain a focus on DEI in all student services activities seeking to close achievement gaps and expand student success.
  • Coordinate the delivery of student support services to the Omak campus students with the vice president of instruction.
  • Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors the status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem concerns, and provides technical expertise.
  • Interprets, applies, and ensures compliance with applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures and initiates actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Represent the college on the Washington State Student Services Commission and with other college and governmental groups as needed.
  • Develop recommendations for a college student services organizational structure, which embeds continuous quality improvement and leads the development of student learning outcomes for each program and service.
  • Lead the college in developing and implementing a relevant and effective assessment plan.
  • Create strategies for accomplishing assigned responsibilities, participate in the district's annual strategic planning processes, and work with staff to develop short- and long-term goals and objectives for student development.
  • Participate in the development of both the district and department budgets, monitor department spending, and approve expenditures according to annual spending plans.
  • Direct the accreditation reporting and follow-up process for student development
  • Establish and chair advisory groups for programs and services as necessary.
  • Ensure student development programs meet the needs of the district's communities.
  • Participate in community organizations and activities.
  • Ensure adequate opportunities for participatory input into the district's governance.
  • Provide leadership in the formulation of student personnel policies and establishe and regulate student policy.
  • Administer student services expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budgets.
  • Serve as the student conduct office, compliance officer for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ADA 1990, and Title IX.
  • Compile or monitor administrative or statistical data, conduct research, analyze data and identify trends.
  • Oversee preparation of required reports and submission to appropriate agencies and individuals and maintain records.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with the public and represent the college within the community and at events.
  • Respond to complaints and questions related to college/department operations, provide information, research problems and initiate resolutions.
  • Serve as a member of the student affairs team for the college; advise the president on student success matters.
  • Work collaboratively with the college's leadership, faculty, and staff members to foster and sustain a culture of student success and effective delivery of services and programs.
  • Work collaboratively with the president and associate vice president for strategic enrollment management and campus partnerships to establish and manage enrollment strategies for the college, and to build and retain enrollment to fulfill college goals.
  • Develop effective strategies to improve the student learning environment while identifying key performance indicators for student success.
  • Ensure the office of student services provides inclusive programs, services and experiences, and organizational design that deliver equitable access and outcomes.
  • Strategically use data to comprehensively assess the overall performance of all services and programs that impact student learning and success.
  • Strategically review and evaluate data to assess enrollment trends, key student success performance indicators and equity gaps.
This is not intended to be an exclusive list of all duties and responsibilities. Related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in student development, education, community college leadership, counseling, psychology, business or a related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible roles in student services.
  • Three years of supervision experience, including hiring, training, performance management and conflict resolution.
  • Budget management, including planning, development and monitoring.
  • Experience that demonstrates equity-minded and culturally competent leadership and advocacy skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Experience creating digital content (such as Word/PDF documents and web and learning management system content as appropriate to the role) in accessible formats.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion: Demonstrated competency and experience working in a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender and racial/ethnic backgrounds and those with physical, emotional and/or learning disabilities.
  • Customer Service: Knowledge of customer service skills and best practices with ability to provide general and specialized student support with professional courtesy, empathy, and interest in positive problem solving.
  • Oral communication: Speak clearly and persuasively, actively listen and take the time to understand the points being made, including asking questions as appropriate and responding to questions.
  • Quality: Accurate and thorough, look for ways to improve and promote quality, provide feedback to improve performance, monitor own work to ensure quality.
  • Professionalism: Approach others in a tactful manner, react well under pressure, treat others with respect and consideration and follow through on commitments.
  • Problem solving: Ability to assess situations and think beyond the immediate issue to anticipate and fulfill future needs before they become complications.
  • Technical/computer skills: High level of proficiency and accuracy in Microsoft Office; familiarity with Canvas, PeopleSoft, and other college systems; ability to be cross trained to provide basic technical support.
  • Student services: Knowledge of college processes such as admissions, enrollment, and financial aid; ability to be cross trained to provide student services support.
  • FERPA: Maintain a high level of confidentiality and follow FERPA guidelines.

  • Additional Information
    Terms of Employment:
    This is a full-time administrative exempt position contracted on an annual basis. The salary for this position is $130,000* annually. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual number of contract days worked in the remainder of the fiscal year. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department.

    *includes the 4% GWI effective 7/1/2023

    Your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance; life and long- term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our benefits website at:

    Work Schedule & Environment:
    • Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, but occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Work in a busy office environment with frequent interruptions and distractions.
    Conditions of Employment:
    • Wenatchee Valley College only employs U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show proof of identity, and eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    • All offers of employment are subject to background checks. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
    • Finalists are required to complete the sexual misconduct disclosure form as required under RCW 288.112.080.
    • A valid Washington state driver's license may be required.
    Application and Selection Procedure:
    • Complete application packages must include the following:
    • Complete Wenatchee Valley College online application.
    • Upload cover letter that specifically describes how your educational background and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
    • Upload resume.
    • Complete supplemental questions.
    It is your responsibility to submit all required application materials before the deadline. Please do not send reference letters or other unsolicited materials. They will not be shared with the screening committee and cannot be returned to you. Only finalists may be asked to send additional materials.

    Attachments from prior applications will not upload automatically to your new application. Should you have difficulties uploading your documents, please contact NeoGov Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627 for assistance.

    Position is open until filled with a preliminary screening date of June 29, 2023. The college reserves the right to extend the closing date if deemed necessary. A limited number of applicants who meet the needs of the position and the college will be interviewed.

    Reasonable Accommodation:
    Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the human resources office by calling 509-682-6440. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:
    Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.

    The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:
    • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445,
    • To request disability accommodations: Student Access Manager, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: Dial 711,

    This recruitment announcement may not reflect the entire job description and can be changed or modified at any time.

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