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13 Aug 2021

Full-Time Vice President of Instruction

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, exempt Vice President of Instruction. The Vice President of Instruction (VPI) will be an equity-minded, transformational leader who will help lead the College in achieving its goals of increasing student success, ensuring financial stability, maintaining an inclusive college environment, and broadening strategic partnerships. The successful VPI will be a forward-thinking leader who can extend the College’s commitment to innovation and social equity. The next VPI will be a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a record of accomplishment of building more inclusive work and learning environments and closing equity gaps. The ideal candidate will have a collaborative and student-centered approach to academic leadership.

This senior-level administrative position reports to the President, with responsibility for the overall administration and leadership of the College’s instructional units at three campuses. Areas governed by Instruction include five academic divisions, Library Services, and eLearning, Faculty development/Teaching and Learning Center, Adult/Basic Education/ESL and Adult Literacy, non-credit and workforce training, outcomes assessment, and accreditation, Guided Pathways, and academic supports.

At Clark College, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our 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 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: Yaju Dharmarajah, Employee & Labor Relations Manager and Interim Compliance Director, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, 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.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Executive Cabinet.
  • Implement measures to increase student success.
  • In coordination with the faculty, develop a strategic academic plan for the College.
  • Supervise instructional staff, including the Associate Vice President of Instruction, deans, and instructional office staff.
  • Serve as liaison with state and federal entities, accrediting associations, public and private schools, other higher education institutions, community agencies, and business and industry concerning instructional matters.
  • Monitor and manage expenditures of the instructional budget.
  • Guide the work of the Curriculum Committee and Instructional Planning Team to systematically review policies, programs, outcomes, and course offerings
  • Provide appropriate training and support for adjunct, probationary, and tenured faculty.
  • Foster open, inclusive, and candid communication among administration, faculty, staff, and students on matters related to Instruction.
  • Provide leadership for instructional efforts associated with accountability, outcomes assessment, and accreditation.
  • Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils, and teams.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission and Vision established by the College, furthering Core Themes and College Objectives.
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the College and applicable governing agencies.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit(s).
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws, and College policies and procedures.
  • Exercise effective stewardship over college resources.
  • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Work to achieve the core theme of fostering a diverse college community as established by the College.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Demonstrated experience providing academic leadership.
  • Demonstrated development and support of faculty and academic supports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to further develop and implement student success strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collegial environment.
  • Engagement and promotion in shared governance.
  • Demonstrated budget development and management experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership in diversity, equity, inclusion, and advancing racial equity.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years teaching experience.
  • Five (5) years in upper management in instruction (Dean-level or above) and/or educational administration.
  • Experience developing initiatives that advance social equity working in a diverse environment.
  • Successful candidates should have knowledge in at least half of the below areas:
    • Culturally responsive, inclusive, and anti-racist practice and instruction; a strong understanding and ability to apply knowledge of the teaching and learning process.
    • Curriculum and Instructional Planning.
    • Implementation of student success strategies such as Guided Pathways.
    • Comprehensive budget development and management.
    • Outcomes assessments and accreditation.
    • Shared governance.
    • Collective bargaining.
    • Effective pedagogy in online and face-to-face Instruction.
    • Use of educational technologies.
    • Establishing strategic partnerships.
    • Creating professional development plans.
    • Collaborative and community-building leadership.
    • Program articulations and workforce development.


Salary Statement:

Salary Range:  $118,224 – $136,891

Benefits include vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.


Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Current résumé
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).
  • Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application:
    • Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.


Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.


Application Deadline: Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., September 2, 2021.


Condition of employment:

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 The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:



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 Human Resources

August 17, 2021 (updated)


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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, higher ed, Higher Education, Instruction, Vice President, and VP. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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