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Vice President of Student Affairs

About the Position

Washington State Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Student Affairs.

The Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) is the chief student services officer responsible for managing and leading student recruitment, enrollment, success, and institutional advancement initiatives to help Washington State Community College achieve its vision, mission, and strategic goals. As a member of the President’s Executive Team, the VPSA will be a transformative, student-centered leader capable of managing change and building collaborative relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to continue enrollment growth and provide world-class customer service to our students. The VPSA is responsible for creating a vibrant, innovative, and supportive experience for students from applicant to graduate.

With excellence and integrity as cornerstones for employee and student engagement, the VPSA is charged with providing management and supervision of the leaders for the student recruitment, enrollment, and retention; financial aid; library and support services; co-curricular activities; career services; and marketing. The VPSA will establish objectives and formulate strategies for enrollment management, marketing, public relations, and institutional advancement.

Essential Responsibilities
  • PROVIDE SENIOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: The VPSA will articulate the mission, objectives, and programs of the College’s administration and work closely with the President and senior officers with strategies related to enrollment, outreach, and student success. Promoting close collaboration among teams, the VPSA will lead student recruitment, enrollment, and retention; financial aid; library and support services; co-curricular activities; career services; marketing and public relations. Leads efforts in the use of data analytics to continuously assess the effectiveness of student recruitment, engagement, and success initiatives. Will work collaboratively with the President and lead the coordination and execution of strategic planning, special events, and professional development.
  • PROMOTE THE COLLEGE: The VPSA will build partnerships to increase enrollment and lead the development and implementation of college strategy and initiatives. Will oversee the creation and execution of a comprehensive marketing, recruitment, and communication plan to support the growth of the College in alignment with its strategic priorities. The VPSA will ensure the College’s image and brand are represented consistently and accurately in messaging, recruitment, change initiatives, crisis communication, and outreach efforts. Will provide leadership to support internal communication efforts and increase the presence of Washington State Community College, its faculty, students, alumni, and successes regionally and nationally.
  • LEAD STUDENT AFFAIRS: The VPSA provides leadership for the Student OneStop and Center for Student Success to advance student access and success. Will employ a data driven and collaborative approach to plan, develop, and implement enrollment and success strategies to support the institution’s strategic priorities. Will oversee critical functions related to student enrollment and onboarding and support services including counseling, disability and health services; veterans services; student testing, remediation, and advising; and diversity and inclusion.
  • ADVANCE STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH SUPPORT AND CO-CURRICULAR ENGAGEMENT: The VPSA will work collaboratively with the chief academic officer and academic leaders to establish and facilitate co-curricular offerings that align with the curriculum. The VPSA will develop and implement innovative approaches for supporting students’ success by removing barriers to their progress and enhancing their academic journey. Will support a student-centered learning environment through continued development of student success and co-curricular engagement strategies, including student activities, sports, government, service learning, and Phi Theta Kappa.
  • DEVELOP COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: The VPSA will collaborate with education, public service, health, business, and industry partners to enhance opportunities to work together on initiatives related to student access and success. Work with local agencies and non-profits to provide services for students. Develop and coordinate campus events to promote student access, engagement, and success.
  • PROFESSIONALISM AND QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE: The VPSA will demonstrate professionalism and provide quality customer service in accordance with the college’s values. This includes maintaining positive working relationships, confidentiality, effective communication, accurate records, and an organized and safe working environment. Additionally, it includes exhibiting flexibility, a willingness to learn, ability to change, and maintaining current technology skills.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Higher Education Leadership, Student Affairs, or Student Success preferred.
  • Minimum of six years of executive leadership.
  • Skill set to include process management, strategic and campaign planning, excellent written and oral communication, a record that documents career successes in building and leading results-orientated operations and programs. Experience in higher education preferred.
About Washington State Community College

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Washington State Community College (WSCC) is a two-year institution nestled on 180 acres of rolling, wooded hills in Marietta, Ohio. Since 1971, WSCC has grown from four graduates in its first year to more than 12,000 alumni. With more than 2,400 students, the College offers a variety of educational opportunities, including both associate degrees and certificates.

Washington State has invested significant time and resources to transform the student experience. It has moved from small initiatives to college-wide innovations and excellence with the implementation of Guided Pathways. These efforts have impacted nearly every aspect of the college experience. As a result of the changes implemented with this initiative, the college has seen improvements in a variety of areas including the number of certificates and degrees awarded, increased course pass rates, and better fall-to-spring persistence.

While the transformation is ongoing, achievements with the Guided Pathways endeavor have been significant. The College is led by two long-term strategic goals of increasing student access to education and increasing student success. The guided pathways work serves to fortify our efforts to achieve both of these goals.

Washington State has several exciting opportunities on the horizon. It will be one of the first community colleges in Ohio to offer a registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing program. This state policy change marked an unprecedented expansion in access to education for Ohioans and provides the institution the opportunity to support the community and its workforce in a new way.

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WSCC boasts one of the highest graduation rates among all 23 community colleges in Ohio. As a comprehensive college, WSCC is committed to the growth and vitality of the region. Through quality, affordable education and training opportunities, cultural activities, and community service, the College enriches the lives of its students and their families, inspiring them to reach their full potential.

For more information about Washington State Community College, visit our about page.

How to Apply

To apply for this position:

  • A cover letter, and resume can be uploaded through the WSCC Online Employment Application. Unofficial transcripts may be requested later.
  • Please include your name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
  • Positions will remain open until a candidate is placed in the position and/or until the College closes the search.
  • All other submissions may be considered, if the screening process has not been initiated and/or completed.
  • If hired, official transcripts will be requested and required.
Washington State Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

Get to Know Our Community

Welcome to Marietta, Ohio: a historic, charming town on the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, rich in both history and natural beauty. National Geographic lists Marietta as one of the best “adventure towns” in the country; The New York Times says it’s “where the West began;” and the Smithsonian says Marietta is one of the best small towns to visit in America. Perhaps we’re partial, but we happen to agree.

Here in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio you can create unforgettable memories!

Our charming riverboat towns showcase the first cities in Ohio and the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory. Since then, Marietta has blossomed into a revitalized main street community known for great food, eclectic shops, vibrant nightlife and historic hotels.

The fun doesn’t end there. There is outdoor adventure galore to be found in these Americana towns. Two Rivers, a National Forest and a variety of parks, refuges and wetlands surround the county.

Vice President of Student Affairs

Resumes will be received and interviews conducted until the position is filled.

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