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Executive Director of Human Resources

Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, Washington State
$125,000-$142,000; See posting at http: for more details and benefit information
Date posted
Dec 1, 2023

BTC is a premier higher education institution working to provide student-centered, high quality professional technical education throughout Whatcom County and is the only technical college serving northwest Washington State. Bellingham rests in the scenic northwest corner of Washington State where the Cascade Mountains meet the Salish Sea.

As the chief human resources administrator, the Executive Director of Human Resources provides leadership and develops, oversees, organizes and implements all functions relative to people; providing expert consultation, organizational development support, and/or direct administration of the human resource functions. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the other members of the President’s Leadership Team and college community to support a positive work environment, college effectiveness, and support for student success. Areas of responsibility include compensation, compliance, benefits, recruitment, training, employee engagement and labor relations, collective bargaining, and personnel/payroll functions. Additionally, the Executive Director is responsible for institutional initiatives related to increasing and maintaining diversity and inclusion within the BTC community and fostering equal opportunity for all employees. 

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent education/experience in related field; and five years of progressively higher supervisor and management experience in human resources with demonstrated knowledge in organizational development, employee/labor relations, performance management, policy and procedure development and administration, classification/compensation, benefits, and legal compliance. In addition, at least two of the five years' experience is in senior-level human resources management; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge and skills to perform the job will be considered.

Application Procedures and Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online at and received by 5 p.m. on January 11, 2024 for priority consideration. Application materials received after this date and time may be considered until the position is filled.  More information about Bellingham Technical College is at or call Tami Willett, Executive Director, Human Resources at 360-752-8475.  BTC is not currently sponsoring H1-B Visas.
Required Online Application Materials:

  • Completed on-line BTC Employment Application, which includes the name and phone number of at least three professional references. 
  • Attached current resumé of education, experience, and other relevant achievements. 
  • Attached Statement, no more than 3 pages, single sided, addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, as well as specifically addressing your experience for each element of the major areas of responsibility, including: Leadership and Organizational Development; Campus Community, Employee and Labor Relations; Ethics, Compliance, Policies and Procedures, and Administration and Department Management. 
  • Official transcripts of any degrees listed as part of the minimum requirements will be required upon hire, but not as part of the application process.

Initial interviews are scheduled to be held between February 12-16, 2024.  Finalist interviews are scheduled to be held on campus between March 4-7, 2024. Interviewees living outside the Bellingham area will be reimbursed for the reasonable costs in accordance with Washington State laws and BTC Policies 201.0 and 508.1 up to $100 for in-state travel more than 50 miles, and up to $600 for out-of-state travel. Skype, Zoom, phone, or other on-line format may be used for initial interview process. Reimbursement is not made if the applicant declines the job offer or withdraws their application before a job offer is made.

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