Vice President of Institutional Advancement
About the Position
Washington State Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
The Vice President of Institutional Advancement is responsible for managing and leading advancement initiatives to help Washington State Community College achieve its vision, mission, and strategic goals. The VPIA will establish objectives and formulate strategies in the areas of enrollment management, marketing, public relations, and communications. The VPIA provides leadership for the WSCC Foundation by supervising staff and working with the Foundation Board of Directors to advance development through fundraising, planned giving, corporate sponsorships, grants, and alumni affairs. Employing a data driven and collaborative approach, the VPIA will plan, develop, and implement enrollment and development initiatives to support the institution’s strategic priorities, student needs, and financial planning across the College.
Qualified candidates must hold a 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. Have a minimum of six years of experience in an executive leadership position. The ideal candidate will have a skill set that includes 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.
- PROVIDE SENIOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF ENROLLMENT FUNCTIONS: The VPIA 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 VPIA will have direct oversight of the admissions/recruitment, College Credit Plus advising, financial aid, records, and college access departments.
- LEAD EFFORTS TO PROMOTE THE COLLEGE: The VPIA will lead the creation and execution of a comprehensive communication and marketing plan to support the growth of the College in alignment with its strategic priorities. The VPIA will be responsible for ensuring the College’s image and brand are represented consistently and accurately in messaging including recruitment outreach as well as change initiatives, crisis communication, presidential messaging, and other important outreach efforts; provide leadership to support all internal communication efforts and increase the presence of Washington State Community College, its faculty, students, alumni, and events/conferences in external media-locally, regionally, and nationally.
- CREATE AND DEVELOP DYNAMIC CONSTITUENT INVOLVEMENT STRATAGIES: The VPIA is the primary development officer for Washington State Community College and will prepare and execute an annual development plan to solicit and secure funds and resources that enable the college to accomplish its mission and strategic goals. The VPIA will also provide leadership and support to the Foundation Board of Directors; increase donor support by identifying, cultivating and soliciting existing and new donors for capital, annual, and endowment gifts; work collaboratively with the President and lead the planning, coordination, and execution of special events.
- PROFESSIONALISM AND QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE: The VPIA 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.