Peninsula College is looking for a Vice President of Finance Administration

Position Title: Vice President of Finance Administration
Hiring Range: Up to $125,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Application deadline:  March 5, 2018
Apply:  Online form



Peninsula College, a Washington State Community College, seeks a visionary, innovative individual to fill a highly visible and important position to the college community. The Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA), reporting directly to the President, is a key member of the College leadership team and is responsible for implementing the shared College vision with the Vice Presidents for Instruction, Student Services, and the President, in long-range planning, daily administration of the College, and principle-centered leadership. The VPFA serves as the Chief Financial Officer and has administrative responsibility for six departments; provides leadership that demonstrates an appreciation of all College constituencies; contributes to the positive working environment of the College; and serves as a representative of the College in the community, region, and beyond.

Division Information

Administrative Services provides comprehensive college services designed to achieve the mission, core themes, goals and strategic priorities of the College within the framework established by the guiding principles.

Administrative Services supports the College through leadership, planning, and operations by providing robust planning and assessment support, effective financial services, facilities and capital projects, information technology, institutional research and effectiveness services, human resources, emergency preparedness and safety, grants and contracts, and enterprise services.  Administrative Services leads strategic and operational planning, financial planning and management, campus facilities master planning and implementation, and information technology planning and implementation for the College.


Candidates for this position will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with an energized and collaborative College community
  • Help advance student success through the sustained support of the College mission, vision and Guiding Principles
  • Guide and support the institutional strategic priorities, including Guided Pathways and Strategic Enrollment Management

Leadership Qualities

Candidates for this position should:

  • Embody the College’s Guiding Principles and model high levels of integrity, ethics, and transparency.
  • Facilitate the development of a shared vision through strategic planning.
  • Exhibit and inspire and energetic, innovative, and collaborative approach to problem-solving.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead a robust College strategic and operational planning and assessment process that aligns with resources as well as the College mission and vision.
  • Support student success through leading the following: robust planning and assessment processes; effective financial planning and stewardship; construction, maintenance and operations of high quality buildings; state of the art information technology; recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff; emergency preparedness and safety; and the development of funding resources.
  • Lead the College’s institutional research and institutional effectiveness processes to assure holistic assessment of college administrative and institutional operations to improve institutional level student learning outcomes.
  • Lead the ongoing development and implementation of the College’s short-term and long-term financial plans to assure the fiscal health of the institution through sound stewardship of financial resources in support of teaching and learning.
  • Lead the ongoing development and implementation of the College’s Facilities Master Plan to facilitate teaching and learning and practice sound stewardship of the institution’s physical resources.
  • Lead the ongoing development and implementation of the comprehensive Information Technology Strategic Plan to enhance educational opportunities and access as well as administrative effectiveness, through stewardship of technology resources.
  • Lead the efforts of seeking new revenues and ongoing development of grant opportunities for college success through collaborative partnerships.
  • Offer informative, understandable presentations of business and finance issues to board of trustees and other constituents.
  • Represent the College by participating in CTC system leadership through service on Business Affairs Commission and other system-wide work groups.
  • Serve as the College public records officer and risk manager.
  • Serve as Acting President in the absence of the College President.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A baccalaureate degree in business or related field required with a master’s degree preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience of progressively responsible, successful, relevant experience that includes considerable knowledge of accounting/finance/budgetary processes and procedures in higher education or in the public/private sector
  • 5+ years of experience in supervisory role with demonstrated management abilities including supervision of staff, contracts, budgets and project management
  • Evidence of successful administrative leadership that demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication, interpersonal, budget management, negotiation and personnel management skills
  • Considerable knowledge of accounting/finance/budgetary processes and procedures applicable to the community college system

Employment Terms:

  • Full-time annual exempt position.
  • Salary: Up to $125,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs.  Peninsula College contributes $913.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs.  The College also supports professional development.
  • 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.
  • In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following documents.

  1. A statement, no longer than three pages, that addresses the key elements of the VPFA profile and cites specific examples of your background and experience that qualify you to be the next VPFA at Peninsula College.
  2. A current resume, including a list of a minimum of 3 professional references, including supervisors, peers, and subordinates.  Include names, addresses, titles, contact information (phone numbers and email).
  3. Transcripts of all college-level coursework.  Unofficial copies are acceptable upon application.

Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.

For more detailed information regarding the College and VPFA position please visit: www.pencol/VPFA

Priority consideration for applications received no later than Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

The College anticipates skype interviews the beginning of April and in person interviews the beginning of May, 2018.  Final candidates will be notified and subject to reference checks.

All inquiries and applications are held in the strictest of confidence.  Confidential inquiries about the position, the application procedure, or search process may be directed to:

Krista Francis
Director of Human Resources
(360) 417-6212


Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.

The successful applicant must be able to document United States employment eligibility. Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer. Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Peninsula College embraces a shared philosophy in our Guiding Principles, please visit Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 417-6212.

Jake Warner

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