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, email@example.com, 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
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
Represent student affairs on various committees, leadership
teams, and work groups.
Provide leadership in problem-solving and promoting operational
Lead the development and management of budgets in assigned
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
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
Experience with data management, reporting, evaluation,
and assessment of programs impact and effectiveness.
Demonstrated ability to influence, coordinate and guide
Experience with budget/resource management, grant
management, and fundraising.
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
Experience developing initiatives that advance social equity
working in a diverse environment.
Successful Candidates should have knowledge
Strategic enrollment management.
The administration and regulations of federal and state
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
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 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
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
Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or
participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural
Required application materials must be completed and
submitted online by 3 p.m., September 9, 2021.