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Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs

Clark College
$64,010.00 - $74,117.00 Annually
medical insurance, dental insurance, flexible benefit account, vacation time, sick time
United States, Washington, Vancouver
1933 Fort Vancouver Way (Show on map)
May 19, 2024


Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt Executive Assistant (EA) to the Vice President in the Student Affairs department.

Leading with racial equity, the Executive Assistant (EA) to the Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) supports and assists the division by providing a wide range of complex administrative, secretarial support services, and budget tracking for the division. This position is responsible for coordinating and supporting meetings, activities, evaluation and reporting for accreditation and strategic planning. The EA requires the ability to work with minimal direction. The position also requires a high degree of confidentiality, knowledge, and expertise in a variety of institutional interactions. The EA should demonstrate, establish, and maintain highly effective interpersonal relationships with coworkers, students, faculty, outside agencies, and the public; work in a team environment with diverse populations; proactively problem solve; communicate effectively and respectfully at all levels; cope effectively with conflict; and represent the college and its programs professionally. The EA may be responsible for training, supervising, and reviewing the work of student workers. The current hybrid work schedule is four days on campus and one day remote. The hybrid schedule and hours are subject to change based on the needs of the college.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.

Position Responsibilities


  • Serve as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs and provide the comprehensive clerical needs of the division with a high level of performance and confidentiality.
  • Act as liaison for the Vice President of Student Affairs with the College community, SBCTC, the Office of the Attorney General, other state agencies, businesses, educational organizations, local school districts, and other colleges and universities.
  • Initiate and coordinate meetings and materials for the Student Affairs Council (SAC) and Student Affairs All Staff Meetings.
  • Serve as the Vice President of Student Affairs' delegate on the Academic Standards Committee (ASC).
  • Coordinate the Vice President's annual administrators' evaluation process.
  • Support the development of communication sent on behalf of the Vice President of Student Affairs.
  • Coordinate and schedule management meetings, committee meetings, and retreats. Prepare agendas, attend meetings and compose minutes, arrange appointments, and make travel arrangements as needed for Vice President, as well as the Dean of Student Engagement.
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of all operations within Student Affairs, the College, the Board of Trustees, and the State. Assist in the development of procedures to facilitate adherence to policies.
  • Serve as liaison between the appointed Assistant Attorney General and the Committee on Student Conduct Chair. Provide logistical support for the student appeal hearing.
  • Oversee maintenance of complete files and index of Vice President's correspondence and information relating to administrative responsibilities following the current guidelines for records management.
  • Serve as Project Manager for Student Affairs departmental operational needs as assigned.
  • Establish necessary codification of certain Clark College policies and procedures.
  • Assist in developing and provide accountability of the Vice President of Student Affairs budget-monitor and control expenditures throughout the fiscal year/biennium.
  • Assist the Vice President in the development of the division budget and represent the department in the College budget process. Serve as contact for division deans, directors and managers in matters involving department budgets and processes. Specifically, gathering data pertaining to expenditures, revenue for fee accounts, forecasting, payroll, tracking, compiling, and projecting. Triage and respond to inquiries, questions, concerns, and complaints sent to the VPSA.
  • Interpret college administrative policies and procedures to staff, students, and the public requesting information.
  • Research and provide responses to various internal and external requests for information.
  • Oversee procurement of office supplies and equipment; process and authorize purchases orders and budget transfers as needed.
  • Monitor department budget monthly. Prepare division-spending reports for the vice president on a regular basis, reflecting annual budget expenditures.
  • Support labor and other contract negotiations with appropriate levels of confidentiality.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Associate degree AND four (4) years of experience providing high-level executive support, including budgeting, project management, office management, and report writing OR Bachelor degree in business, public administration, office management, paralegal, or related field AND three (3) years of experience providing high-level executive support, including budgeting, project management, office management, and report writing.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, as well as Teams, Zoom, SharePoint, and OneDrive.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading, preparing and making presentations, sharing information with small and large groups, building collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute assignments in a timely manner with minimal direction in a fast- paced environment, coordinate activities and meetings, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and learn and implement appropriate college policies and procedures and state laws, codes and regulations.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Supplemental Information


  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Cafe in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability).
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.
SALARY RANGE: $64,010-$74,117 annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience).
Successful candidates are typically hired at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:
  • Clark College Online Application
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed.
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs .

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105 or email recruitment@clark.edu.

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., May 28, 2024.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or security.requests@clark.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, ggabbard@clark.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Clark College Human Resources
April 30, 2024