Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness

About the Position

Washington State Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness.

The Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness (VPOE) will provide leadership and direction in innovation, planning, policy development, operations, governance and compliance. The VPOE will manage Human Resources (HR), Physical Plant and Facilities, Technology, Contracted and Auxiliary Services. This includes talent acquisition and management; employee engagement; benefits administration, classification and compensation; HR administration, professional development, and performance management systems; and employee relations. The VPOE is responsible for the administration of contracts between the College and external entities.

Qualified candidates must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in a business- related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution and have a minimum of six years of experience in an executive leadership position. The ideal candidate will have a skill set that includes strength in governance and compliance, budgeting, operating efficiencies, forecasting, and strategic planning. Experience in higher education is preferred.

Essential Responsibilities
  • HUMAN CAPITAL TALENT ACQUISITION & RETENTION: The VPOE will support the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the College and work closely with the President and administration on policy and personnel matters. The VPOE will provide strategic direction on the development of effective staffing, training, compensation, and benefit programs that support the College’s mission and vision. The VPOE will train and consult supervisors regarding employee relations, evaluation, resolution of employee performance and conduct issues, and other employee-related needs. The VPOE will support employee and leadership development by providing training opportunities.
  • LEADERSHIP: The VPOE supervises and evaluates the performance of department heads for assigned areas including the Director of Facilities, Information Technology, Human Resources, and contractors. The VPOE will supervise Human Resources staff to ensure compliance with all laws affecting employees/employment including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Immigration Reform and Control Act, and college policies; and support HR in providing a cost-effective benefits program for college employees. The VPOE will supervise the Director of Facilities and support building and capital construction projects, funding, improving efficiencies, compliance, and reporting related to safety. The VPOE will supervise the information technology staff to provide secure technology services, institutional research and reports, application development, and process improvement strategies. The VPOE serves on community, state, and College committees.
  • OPERATIONS AND COMPLIANCE: The VPOE develops, reviews, and administers contracts between the College and external entities. The VPOE advises the President on operational matters and manages the development and execution of contracts, agreements, and special projects. The VPOE assists in the development and execution of the College’s strategic plan, including professional development of employees and successful planning to ensure the College achieves its mission, vision, and goals.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a business-related field, MBA preferred, from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Minimum of six years of executive leadership experience.
  • Skill set to include strength in governance and compliance, budgeting, operating efficiencies forecasting and strategic planning. Experience in higher education preferred.
About Washington State Community College

Arts & Sciences

Washington State Community College (WSCC) is a two-year community college 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 10,000 alumni. With more than 1,700 students, the College offers a variety of educational opportunities, including both associate degrees and certificates, to students and members of the surrounding communities.


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 people to reach their full potential.
For more information about Washington State Community College, visit our about page.

About the Community

Marietta is the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory and has been cited as one of the best “adventure towns” in the country by National Geographic. Marietta’s small town charm and natural beauty provide the perfect backdrop for mountain biking and hiking adventures, or exploring the art galleries and museums of downtown Marietta.

How to Apply

Candidates applying by April 4, 2021, will be considered in the first-round interview selection process

To apply for this position:

  • Please email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and the WSCC Online Employment Application, to
  • 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.
  • Only those submissions that are complete, as outlined within this application process and submitted by the application deadline posted, will be included in the initial consideration.
  • 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.

Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness

Candidates for this position will be considered until position is filled.

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