Vice President for Finance and Administration

Washington, United States
$135,426.00 - $135,426.00
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Objective

Clover Park Technical College is committed to advancing racial equity and cultivating an inclusive campus climate, by valuing diversity and promoting equitable opportunities and access for all. The Vice President for Finance and Administration plays an important role in asserting our capacity to serve communities of color well and building an environment where all students, faculty, and staff feel welcome, valued, and belonging. This position will contribute to institutional assessments, improvement plans, and efforts to integrate tenets of equity, diversity, and inclusion into all that we do.
The Vice President for Finance and Administration of Clover Park Technical College typically oversees budget development, fiscal operations and accountability, facilities, major construction and renovation, information technology, cashiering, bookstore, business office, human resources, payroll, accounting, audit, risk management and compliance, contracts, purchasing, custodial, inventory control, central receiving, grounds, maintenance, safety/security, event services, and other duties as assigned.

About Our College
Clover Park Technical College is located in Lakewood, Washington. Our college has a rich history of professional and technical education dating back to the 1940s, when Clover Park School District established a War Production program, training civilians as auto mechanics, aircraft-service mechanics, ship-fitters, welders and blueprint readers. Now, CPTC offers more than forty programs in Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Sciences, Human Services, Business, Hospitality, Science Technology, Engineering, Transportation and Trades. CPTC has two campuses: Our main campus is located in Lakewood, WA and our South Hill Campus is located in Puyallup, WA.  Learn more about Clover Park Technical College by visiting About CPTC.

Virtual Open House for potential Vice President for Finance and Administration applicants!
Clover Park is hosting a Virtual Open House via Zoom for potential applicants for the Vice President for Finance and Administration on May 11, 2021, from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. At the virtual open house, potential applicants will have the opportunity to meet Clover Park faculty, staff, students, and others, to learn more about CPTC. 

Virtual Open House Meeting Details
Potential applicants can access the virtual open house by joining the Zoom meeting by clicking the Join Zoom Meeting link or calling a one-tap mobile phone number.

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Duties and Tasks (Essential Functions)


Plan, direct, manage, supervise, and evaluate the financial and administrative operations of the college

  • Provide leadership and ensure high quality and efficient delivery of finance and administrative services. Advise managers and staff regarding their responsibilities related to business operations of the college
  • Maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, serving as a model to the College community
  • Review, negotiate, and execute contracts, as appropriate
  • Participate in collective bargaining process for the College
  • Analyze financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify opportunities for improvement.

Responsible for the development, preparation, and analysis of the College's overall budget (operating, capital, enterprises, reserves and investments) to ensure the efficient operations of the college

  • Responsible for monitoring, reporting and collaborating with college staff to control revenues and expenditures while providing the necessary and appropriate level of services
  • Develop and administer the College's operating and capital budgets
  • Ensure that the College's finances are in accordance with appropriate federal, state, and College rules and regulations
  • Advise the President and Board of Trustees on issues related to the College’s financial status.

Provide leadership to advance racial equity and cultural knowledge of the populations we serve, as it relates to finance, administration and education services. 

  • Operationalize the mission and vision statements through identified goals as well as measurable indicators to track progress
  • Plan for a periodic review of Strategic Plans and Vision, Mission, and Value statements to ensure continued organizational responsiveness as needs, populations, or environments change
  • Implement administrative practices and policies that reflect the lens of racial equity
  • Effectively engage in challenging conversations

Lead the development and implementation of the short and long term Campus Facilities Master Plans in coordination with the Strategic Plan of the College and general direction from the President

  • Provide oversight for the planning, preparation and submittal of all capital and operating requests to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Oversee the construction, renovation, and repair of campus facilities
  • Work with appropriate state agencies including the Department of Enterprise Services

Provide advice to the President and Board of Trustees in matters relating to finance and budget responsibilities

  • Present updates on areas of responsibility to the Board of Trustees during public meetings
  • Serve as ex-officio member of the College Foundation Board of Directors and provide accounting oversight services to that Board

Other cursory activities may also include 

  • Attend Direct Report meetings and serve on other college committees as appropriate
  • Participate in Board of Trustee meetings as well as other college-wide meetings
  • Develop, implement, and enforce College policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies  Establish institutional fiscal rules and procedures
  • Work closely with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges on-campus budget requests and local city and state officials, as necessary
  • Participate in the Business Affairs Commission (BAC) and other state-wide commissions and councils, as appropriate      

Successful candidates will have:

  • Master's degree in Finance, Business, Public Administration, Public Accounting, or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Five years of significant experience in increasingly responsible administrative positions related to finance and business/administrative services in the private and/or public sector
  • Demonstrated commitment to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures
  • A strong understanding and/or willingness to learn and continue the dialogue around the history of race and racism in America and how that history has led to the racial disparities experienced by black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC community members)
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to lead and manage effectively within a complex organizational structure
  • Effective written, oral, listening, and communication skills
  • Excellent judgment, creative problem-solving skills, and conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated success at delivering responsive, service-oriented practices

Application Instructions
Complete online application

  • Upload a cover letter describing your skills and experience, and how they relate to the successful candidate qualifications
  • Upload resume
  • Complete Supplemental Questions

Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents, please contact NeoGov Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627, Mon-Fri 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time.
Official transcripts are required upon hire.
At this time, Clover Park Technical College is not sponsoring H1-B Visas.

All offers of employment at Clover Park Technical College are contingent upon successful completion of background checks which include criminal history. Information obtained from the background checks will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the specific position.

Land Acknowledgement Statement
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the Puget Sound Salish peoples belonging to the Puyallup, Steilacoom, Nisqually, and Squaxin Island tribes and bands, and we honor and thank the traditional caretakers of this land. We value the tribes in our community, and the impact that they continue to make on our college to this day. For more information about CPTC's commitment to indigenous tribes, please visit

Why we work for Washington State's Community and Technical Colleges
There are a host of reasons why we work at Clover Park Technical College, including the fact that we are part of a network called State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBTC). We are proud to be part of an institution that believes in building strong people, families and communities. Community and technical colleges help people grow their skills and talents so they can become global citizens. Faculty and staff make colleges come alive, giving each student a place in which they want to learn. You can participate in college events, clubs and committees which engage you, while college guest speakers enlighten and inspire you.

More than a paycheck
Clover Park Technical College offers much more than a paycheck. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your base salary. We offer a full range of benefits that include multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage options for employees and eligible family members; choice of retirement and deferred compensation plans to save for the future; paid holidays, sick time, and vacation, reduced tuition, and employee discounts and memberships Employee Assistance Program and more.

Equal Opportunity Employer 
Clover Park Technical College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to principles of diversity.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran.

Accessibility Statement 
As part of our commitment to equal opportunity, we strive to promote an accessible workplace for all employees, not only physically, but digitally. We are working to enhance our accessible workplace technologies, including an accessible online application system. If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access or our Career page,  you can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources.  To learn more about what Clover Park Technical College is doing to promote technology access for all, please visit

Jeanne Clery Statement
Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report: Clover Park Technical College's Annual Security Report is available online at This report contains mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics and related information from the past two calendar years.  To obtain a paper copy of the report call 253-589-5633/253-861-6464.