Vice President of Student Affairs

Bellevue College is seeking a strategic and visionary leader to serve as its Vice President of Student Affairs.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Student Affairs serves as the senior student affairs officer of the College and provides leadership of all student affairs programs, services, and activities. The Vice President serves on the President’s Cabinet and is responsible for direct services provided to students, student information, student discipline, and student records.

This leader will enhance the student experience through collaboration with campus partners, expand efforts to maximize student success, retention, and enrollment, foster and support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and manage a complex portfolio while developing and supporting their team. The next Vice President will advance strategies and programs to increase persistence, retention, and academic success for all students with a focus on equity, access, and diversity.

Bellevue College is a diverse 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. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle and serves a student population of 20,000, with over 57% students of color and nearly 1,200 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing racial equity, inclusion, and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

This role requires a master’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution in student affairs, counseling, student personnel administration, or closely related field. Relevant work experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-by-year basis. The ideal candidate will have prior administrative and academic leadership experience from within higher education that shows increasing complexity and progressively responsible duties. Experience from within the Washington community and technical college system would be an advantage. This person will have demonstrated skills in planning, developing and monitoring budget, policies and procedures, and proven leadership in creating or directing programs and systems to enhance student access, success and completion.

The next Vice President will be a steadfast advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across all dimensions of the college. This person will have a demonstrated record of success championing leadership efforts that advance racial equity and foster a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice. This person will have a demonstrated commitment to and track record of promoting and supporting the trajectory of students and the careers of individuals from historically excluded and underrepresented populations. The next Vice President will be self-motivated, proactive, resourceful, adept at building relationships, empathetic, a servant leader, and service-oriented with a keen focus on the organization they serve.

Bellevue College is partnering with Veena Abraham, J.D. and Robert Luke at EQU Advisors on this search. For additional information on the roles and responsibilities for this position as well as to submit a nomination, expression of interest, and/or application, please visit

For full consideration, candidates should apply by Friday, March 8, 2024. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. The following documents are requested as part of a complete application: a) a letter of interest outlining their experience relative to the role and the description of the position; b) a resume or curriculum vitae; and c) a diversity statement of no more than two (2) pages that describes and provide specific examples of how their educational and professional experiences, background, or philosophy demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how these prepare them to contribute to Bellevue College.

The anticipated annual salary range for the position is $138,661 - $207,992. Typically, the new hire starts no higher than $175,000 based on the Bellevue College Exempt salary schedule. The final annual salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and related experience. This position is eligible for relocation allowance. A generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

Bellevue College is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

Bellevue College is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or veteran status in educational programs and activities which it operates. Bellevue College is prohibited from discriminating in such a manner by college policy and by state and federal law. All college personnel and persons, vendors, and organizations with whom the college does business are required to comply with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations designed to promote affirmative action and equal opportunity.