THE OPPORTUNITY Reporting to the President of Bellevue College, the Provost for Academic and Student Affairs has overall responsibility for academic and student affairs, the largest areas of the college. The ideal candidate is an innovative, visionary leader capable of supporting institutional culture, demonstrating integrity, and empowering positive institutional change. The Provost will collaborate with faculty, staff, students, members of the President's Cabinet and external stakeholders to provide leadership, policy direction, and management. In the absence of the President, the Provost will be the designated administrator in charge of the College.
THE ORGANIZATION 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 nations' 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.
Essential Functions/Typical Duties
Demonstrates dynamic leadership for student success and completion efforts.
Leads, supervises, and informally mentors staff, faculty, and administrators within the academic and Student Affairs divisions.
Understands that as an essential part of BC's mission and goals, pluralism is promoted to provide a learning experience that crosses cultural contexts and emphasizes global social responsibility.
Works collaboratively with the executive team to support and lead the College's work in Achieving the Dream and Guided Pathways.
Leads the day-to-day business of Academic and Student Affairs by managing and disseminating information and participating in various meetings and committees.
Leads recruitment, selection, retention, and evaluation of faculty and staff in both Academic and Student Affairs.
Engages the key issues affecting the college or influencing public policy as advanced by the Washington State Legislature, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and other national or international entities relating to higher education.
Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop and prioritize initiatives, identify funding sources, and assess outcomes.
Collaborates with Budget and Finance staff to develop and maintain Academic and Student Affairs budgets.
Ensures operational, policy, and planning decisions are data-informed and performance-based.
Supports and enhances the College's commitment to diversity, equity in student performance, social justice, environmental sustainability, and international education.
Oversees and is accountable for the operational plans for Academic and Student Affairs that contribute to the BC Strategic Plan.
Develops and articulates the long-term vision of the College's academic and student programming in support of the Bellevue College mission and core values.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will demonstrate the following professional or educational accomplishments:
Doctorate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, or a graduate degree and appropriate experience.
Three years of higher education administrative experience with five years of leadership experience that show increasing complexity and progressively responsible duties.
Work experience creating or directing programs and systems to enhance completion and student success.
Work experience demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in higher education.
Experience that demonstrates skills in planning, developing and monitoring budget, policies and procedures.
How To Apply:
To apply, go to www.bellevuecollege.edu/jobs
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 your commitment to student success, diversity, and equity. Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background, or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and student success.
Attach a current Resume, including educational background, professional experience, achievements and professional activities.
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 ye...ar, 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.