Bellevue College invites applicants for the position of Vice President of Administrative Services. Applications review begins 04/09/2018. Applications received by this date will receive first consideration.
Vice President of Administrative Services Profile Located in the greater Seattle area, Bellevue College (BC) has developed a culture of excellence since its founding in 1966. Bellevue College is clearly focused on the community, with special emphasis on student success, open access, and social justice. BC serves over 30,000 students annually, making it the third-largest institution of higher education in Washington State. The college offers a comprehensive array of programs including bachelor's degrees, associate degree transfer programs, professional and technical associate degrees and certificates, and a myriad of training programs. The main campus is situated on wooded acres within sight of the Cascade Range and the Puget Sound, approximately five miles from downtown Bellevue, and ten miles from downtown Seattle. BC plays an integral role in the economic development of the region, preparing students through two and four year degrees for high-wage jobs at some of the nation's largest companies in fields like information technology, healthcare, and business. The college strives to create a vibrant community that supports its diverse student body, faculty and staff. Bellevue College has long been known for not only preparing its students for careers, but also molding the next generation of leaders.
Summary of Position: Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Administrative Services facilitates and promotes effective support for the college's mission of student learning by providing administrative services management for the college. The Vice President serves as the college's chief business and financial officer, manages the development of all budgets, directs campus public safety operations, operates college auxiliary services and oversees all aspects of the physical plant and capital projects, and serves as a member of President's Cabinet. The Vice President serves on the management team for collective bargaining with employee organizations; works cooperatively with other Vice Presidents in establishing budgetary and performance targets; and, represents the college to community groups and state organizations. As a member of the President's Cabinet, the Vice President contributes to policy formulation, strategic planning, financial health and budget development and works collaboratively in support of a positive work environment, college effectiveness, and student success.
Reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet;
Develops and consolidates the proposed College budget and insures that the College affairs are administered within the approved budget
Furnishes the President and the Board of Trustees with balance sheets, income and expense statements, warrant lists, budgetary position reports, and other special reports as required or requested
Establishes, integrates, and coordinates sound and practical business control
Recommends policies and procedures for administrative activities of the College
Responsible for the Physical Plant, real estate and other property of the College and see that the physical plant services are efficiently and economically conducted
Directs Facilities and Sustainability departments in the formulation of the College's Capital Outlay Plan and all other functions in acquiring funds for construction, renovation and repair of College structures, including facility surveys, educational specifications, etc.
Responsible through the Director of Public Safety for campus security, parking services and emergency management and disaster preparedness
Responsible through the Executive Director of Physical Plant and Director of Sustainability for sustainability benchmarks, efforts & initiatives of the built environment
Directs the operations of college auxiliary services such as Bookstore, Food Services, Conference Services and the Early Learning Center
Negotiates architectural, engineering, construction, auxiliary services and other contracts on behalf of the College as directed by the President
Supervises the College purchasing functions to ensure conformity with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and to obtain optimal value for the College
Responsible through the Director of Finance to provide efficient and effective Business Office operations for the College
Responsible through the Executive Director of Physical Plant for the efficient and effective operations of administrative services for the College as well as College insurance requirements and all safety requirements
Serves as Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to the President's Cabinet
Assures that all areas under supervision are fully accountable and in complete compliance with all guiding and controlling rules, regulations statutes, and laws
Establishes and maintains beneficial relations with various agencies, private enterprises, governmental bodies, public officers and others whose support is important to achievement of the College mission
Participates in conferences of associations and institutions of higher education and maintains other professional contacts to advance the role, mission, and reputation of the College
Serves as member of the administrative bargaining team for negotiation with faculty and classified unions
Serves as a fully participating ex-officio member of the labor management team for faculty and classified unions
Executes other tasks and assignments as the President may direct
Master's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Higher Education Administration, or related field OR combination of credentials and experience necessary to fulfill position responsibilities
Five years of increasingly responsible administrative and supervisory experience in operations and capital with responsibility for fiscal affairs, facilities management, and planning
Three years of experience as the chief business and financial officer at a college or university, or other large complex organization
Experience developing and administering a college budget
Experience in a collective bargaining environment
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
PhD, MBA, PA, CPA or CMA.
Competent financial and operational stewardship of a medium to large enterprise or institution.
A proven track record in effectively managing complex and diverse organizational units with competing needs.
Demonstrated ability to identify and implement process and system improvements, especially employing lean and six-sigma orientations to process improvement.
Demonstrated success with labor/management relations in a collaborative collective bargaining environment.
Knowledge of risk management, investment management and capital projects.
Experience working effectively with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, students, consultants, state and local agencies, auditors, and community groups.
Ongoing sensitivity to diversity and a commitment to inclusive excellence.
Demonstrated ability in fostering a service philosophy, with a commitment to data-driven accountability and continuous improvement.
How To Apply: Click on the word Apply located above and to the right of the Job Summary section to apply this position. Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete:
Complete an online Application
Attach a Cover Letter of no more than four (4) pages describing how you meet the professional and desired characteristics of the position, including specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background, or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College.
Attach a current Resume, including educational background, professional experience, achievements and professional activities.
Please note that you will be required to bring an official college transcript(s) if invited for an interview.
Additional Salary Information: Depends on Qualifications
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. Bellevue College is a 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. The college serves 37,000 students every year, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.