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5 Sep 2023

Full-Time Director of Business Services

recruitment@clark.edu – Posted by recruitment@clark.edu Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt Director of Business Services position in the Administrative Services department. This position is responsible for directing the functions of accounting and budgeting, payroll, cashiering, grant management, purchasing, vanpool, central receiving, and managing various campus service contracts. The Director of Business Services reports directly to the Vice President of Operations. This role will be a part of a collaborative team that provides support, leadership, and coordination while supervising a team of 5 employees. This position must be skilled in hands-on budget development, monitoring and reporting, fiscal planning, analysis and management, and audit compliance.

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

Position Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership, coordination, supervision, and direction for areas of responsibility.
  • Manage the development of the annual budget ensuring collaboration from the College community and leadership.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and monitor College budgets, including the preparation and communication of projections and analyses.
  • Maintain financial records in accordance with College policies and applicable state and federal standards.
  • Provide fiscal oversight for all College funds, including participation and providing direction in year-end closing. This includes providing fiscal oversight of grants and contracts.
  • Effect fiscal planning, analysis and management, preparation of financial reports, and coordination of all fiscal information.
  • Ensure proper collection of cash and receivables and payment of financial obligations.
  • Supervise the investment of College local funds.
  • Represent the College at state meetings related to budgeting and accounting.
  • Coordinate and maintain computer-based systems for accounting and management.
  • Prepare the College’s annual financial statements and complete the annual audit.
  • Evaluate and implement existing and new Governmental Accounting Standards Board Guidance.
  • Provide information as requested by state and federal auditors and respond to audit requirements as appropriate.
  • Interpret State Board for Community and Technical College and Office of Financial Management regulations; implement policies and procedures to comply with same.
  • Participate as a voting member of the Associated Students of Clark College (ASCC) Services and Activities Fee Committee.  Provide support for budget development and management of ASCC funds.
  • Manage the copy machine, vending machines, and non-instructional food service programs.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related field.
  • Five (5) years of successful experience in budget development, monitoring and reporting, fiscal planning, analysis and management, and audit compliance.
  • Five (5) years of experience supervising professional, technical, and support staff in a large, complex organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of governmental accounting, generally accepted accounting principles, and interpreting and implementing rules, regulations and codes related to financial management of public funding.
  • Experience preparing financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for the annual audit.
  • Experience with complex computerized accounting systems and processes.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders and constituents.
  • 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 Café 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: $109,477-$126,763/annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience).
Successful candidates typically start 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.
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., September 21, 2023.
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 se***************@cl***.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, gg******@cl***.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
August 31, 2023

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Accounting, business, Community College, manager, payroll, and Supervisor. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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