Executive Vice President of Operations

Washington, United States
$124,136.00 - $143,736.00
May 05, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Located in Clark County, the fastest growing county in the State of Washington, Clark College is the oldest and largest institution of higher education serving 12,000 full and part-time, credit and non-credit students. On 500 acres in downtown Vancouver sits our pristine campus that consists of a state-of-the-art STEM building, art gallery, dental hygiene clinic, athletic fields, a renowned child development center, and beautifully arrayed cherry blossom trees that serve as a great backdrop to the annual Sakura festival. Clark enjoys strong strategic partnerships with area business, industry, non-profit organizations, and K-12 school districts. The College has the largest Running Start program in the state.

The Executive Vice President of Operations will be an equity-minded, transformational leader who will help the college achieve its goals of increasing student success, ensuring financial stability, maintaining an inclusive college environment, and broadening strategic partnerships. This exempt position is full-time (12 months) and reports to the college president.  The Executive Vice President of Operations, using an equity mindset, will lead, plan, organize, direct, and review the overall administrative operations and activities of the college for efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability; lead efforts to position and set the strategic direction for the college, provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the president, create partnerships and represent the college's interests with other educational institutions, government, industry, and the community at large. They will also establish and maintain effective communication internally and externally, provide oversight to the college budget development and administration processes. The Executive Vice President of Operations will also serve as lead administrator in the absence of the president.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. We support individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provide training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Members from protected groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Cath Busha, Dean of Student Engagement, 360-992-2983, cbusha@clark.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Leading diverse constituents and fostering an inclusive community dedicated to student success, equity, and excellence.

Leading multiple large, cross-functional teams, including Administrative Services (Auxiliary services, central receiving, risk management, business services, facilities, security) strategic planning, and Communications and Marketing.

Update and continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of college service delivery methods and procedures; identify opportunities for improvement; direct the implementation of changes.

Interpret and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; introduce and implement change in accordance with industry best practices

Advocate for the best interest of the college in an increasingly complex regulatory, statutory, contractual, and risk management environment

Use strategic communication skills to reach out to and connect with all stakeholders.

In conjunction with members of Executive Cabinet, develop and lead strategic planning.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher education

Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in administration

Five (5) years in a senior-level position providing supervision to management and staff.

Knowledge of:

Advancing equity work.

Current principles and practices of operations, higher education/community college leadership and administration.

Organizational, business, and management practices as applied to strategic planning, risk management, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.

Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

Principles of effective public relations, community engagement, interrelationships, and communication.

Collaborative leadership/shared governance and community-building.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Risk management.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a higher education in one or more of the following areas: strategic planning, risk management, business, finance, and/or operations.


Salary: $124,136 - $143,736/annually (starting salary generally does not exceed midpoint of range)

Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.



Required Online Application Materials:

Clark College Online Application

Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

Current résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360) 992-2873.

Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application


Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs


To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.


Application Deadline: 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., May 20, 2021.