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Bellevue College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

EQU Advisors
Bellevue, Washington State
$155,274 - $232,911
Start date
Oct 24, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Bellevue College is seeking a strategic and visionary leader to serve as their next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Reporting to the President, the Provost has overall responsibility for Academic Affairs, including Effectiveness, Research & Analytics and the Grants Office. This leader will advance and inspire action for visioning and planning activities; explore programmatic growth while continuing financial sustainability; foster and support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; expand efforts to maximize student success, retention, and enrollment; and promote faculty development as part of institutional mission. In the absence of the President, the Provost will serve as the designated administrator of the College.

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive, and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle and serves a student population of 20,000, with over 57% students of color and nearly 1,200 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing racial equity, inclusion, and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

This role requires a master’s degree; a doctorate or terminal degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have prior administrative and academic leadership experience from within higher education that shows increasing complexity and progressively responsible duties. Experience from within the Washington community and technical college system would be an advantage. This person will have demonstrated skills in planning, developing and monitoring budget, policies and procedures, and proven leadership in creating or directing programs and systems to enhance student success and completion. Previous experience leading and managing faculty and staff through significant change is preferred in light of the evolving higher education landscape.

The next Provost will be a steadfast advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across all dimensions of the college. This person will have a demonstrated record of success championing leadership efforts that advance racial equity and foster a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice. This person will have a demonstrated commitment to and track record of promoting and supporting the trajectory of students and the careers of individuals from historically excluded and underrepresented populations. The next Provost will be self-motivated, proactive, resourceful, adept at building relationships, empathetic, a servant leader, and service-oriented with a keen focus on the organization they serve.

Bellevue College is partnering with Veena Abraham, J.D. and Robert Luke at EQU Advisors on this search. For additional information on the roles and responsibilities for this position as well as to submit a nomination, expression of interest, and/or application, please visit

For full consideration, candidates should apply by Wednesday, January 10, 2024. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. The following documents are requested as part of a complete application: a) a letter of interest outlining their experience relative to the role and the description of the position; b) a resume or curriculum vitae; and c) a diversity statement of no more than two (2) pages that describes and provide specific examples of how their educational and professional experiences, background, or philosophy demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how these prepare them to contribute to Bellevue College.

The anticipated annual salary range for the position is $155,274 - $232,911. Typically, the new hire starts no higher than $220,000 based on the Bellevue College Exempt salary schedule. The final annual salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and related experience. This position is eligible for relocation allowance. A generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

Bellevue College is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

Bellevue College is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or veteran status in educational programs and activities which it operates. Bellevue College is prohibited from discriminating in such a manner by college policy and by state and federal law. All college personnel and persons, vendors, and organizations with whom the college does business are required to comply with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations designed to promote affirmative action and equal opportunity.



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