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Vice President of Student Affairs

Clark College
Washington, United States
$118,224.00 - $136,891.00
Posted date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, exempt Vice President of Student Affairs. The Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) 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.  As a member of the college executive leadership team, the Vice President of Student Affairs plays a critical role in fostering equity and student success and sustaining an inclusive campus climate. With a focus on closing equity gaps in educational outcomes for students, the position is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of student support programs and services while engaging with the external community to create partnerships and develop strong, beneficial relationships. The VPSA must have a collaborative and community-building leadership style, be well-versed in holistic student development theories, and have an understanding and appreciation for the mission of community colleges. Finally, the VPSA must have a demonstrated ability to engage with the college community at all levels (executive, administration, management, faculty, students, and staff).

At Clark College, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides 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.

Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members 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: Yaju Dharmarajah, Employee & Labor Relations Manager and Interim Compliance Director, 360-992-2317,, 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:

Provide leadership for strategic enrollment management and development, and services that ensure student access to learning opportunities within the College.

Provide leadership for those college-wide activities that increase student success, participation, and involvement.

Establish and implement a system of policy, program, and service review to ensure consistency with current, changing, and future needs of students and the community.

Lead and coordinate all services and programs in Student Affairs, including: recruiting, admissions, registration, disability support services, sponsored programs, veterans affairs, advising, counseling, financial aid, student support services, health and wellness, services of students from diverse backgrounds, international student programs, co-curricular programs, student life, and athletics.

Supervise managers, classified staff, technical/support, and/or student staff.

Evaluate and oversee the development of professional development plans and goals for assigned areas of responsibility.

Advocate for students and student service programs that promote retention and student success.

Secure grant and foundation funding for new and existing student service programs.

Represent student affairs on various committees, leadership teams, and work groups.

Provide leadership in problem-solving and promoting operational systems improvement.

Lead the development and management of budgets in assigned areas.

Provide state leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating student service programs.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


Candidates will be evaluated on:

 Demonstrated success in leading and/or implementing initiatives that contribute to student success.

 Demonstrated experience with Title IX, disability services, student conduct and care, and restorative practices.

 Demonstrated experience in leadership development, supervision, and program development.

 Demonstrated experience in leading and supporting change and innovation.

 Demonstrated experience with enrollment management with a focus on access and closing achievement gaps

 for systemically non-dominant student populations.

 Demonstrated understanding and support of student life programs.

 Experience with data management, reporting, evaluation, and assessment of programs impact and effectiveness.

 Demonstrated ability to influence, coordinate and guide systems.

 Experience with budget/resource management, grant management, and fundraising.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a related field.

Five (5) years of experience in management (dean-level or higher) position in student affairs, instruction, and or educational administration.

Experience developing initiatives that advance social equity working in a diverse environment.

Successful Candidates should have knowledge of:

Strategic enrollment management.

The administration and regulations of federal and state financial aid.

Demonstrated skill in advocacy and the ability to champion and translate large-scale student success initiatives.

Experience working with and/or implementing Guided Pathways, advising redesign, intercollegiate athletics, and pre-college programs.

Demonstrated understanding and application of methodologies such as anti-racist practices or other methods of interrupting systems of oppression in support of student success.

Knowledge of culturally responsive and inclusive pedagogy and an understanding of the teaching and learning process. Administering student disciplinary procedures.


Salary Statement:

Salary Range:  $118,224 - $136,891

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

Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position

Current résumé

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 describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.


Application Deadline: 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., September 9, 2021.

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