Olympic College — Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Olympic College invites applications and nominations from dynamic and inspiring HR leaders for the position of Associate Vice President of Human Resources.

The College: Olympic College (OC) is a public two-year community college that educates more than 13,000 students a year. The college’s annual budget is $45 million, employing 1,050 faculty and staff. OC is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the Kitsap Peninsula in Bremerton, Washington. Founded in 1946, the college has three campuses in Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Shelton and serves a population of 280,000 residents living in Kitsap and Mason Counties. The main campus is in Bremerton and is an hour ferry ride across the Puget Sound from Seattle.

The AVP of Human Resources: Olympic College is seeking a visionary administrator with a record of strong leadership and accomplishments to serve as its next Associate Vice President of Human Resources. This person must possess a strategic focus as well as an operational, implementation, and a detail-oriented perspective. Olympic College invites applications from qualified individuals who value student and colleague engagement, and are interested in working within a diverse, innovative, outcome and evidence-based learning-centered environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Five (5) years senior level management and supervisory experience in Human Resources, including budget development and fiscal management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Juris Doctorate (JD), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification.
  • Experience in education or complex public or private organizations.

For a complete listing of Duties & Responsibilities and Competencies, please review the Position Profile. If the direct link doesn’t work in this advertisement, please go to our website at https://eflassociates.cbiz.com/ and click on Open Positions and Higher Education.

College-Wide Job Requirements

  • Professional, courteous and respectful towards others, both internal and external, and responsive to requests.
  • Participate in maintaining a supportive work environment.  Treat employees with respect and fairness, and make open communication a priority.
  • Work collaboratively as a key executive team member and maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team.
  • Display initiative to resolve problems and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Promote cost-effective use of the organization’s resources.
  • Promote understanding of and participation in college-wide initiatives.

Nominations & Applications: EFL Associates (https://eflassociates.cbiz.com/), an executive search firm, is assisting Olympic College with its search for this key role. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the search, at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public. In addition, no contact to references will be made without prior approval of the candidate

Applications should include:

  • A letter of introduction outlining the applicant’s background, and qualifications for the position. (This letter should specifically address the leadership attributes and professional competencies for this position.)
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé.
  • Contact information (e-mail addresses are required) for five professional references, at least one of which is a person who has reported directly to you, a second who is a colleague, and a third who is an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly. Please note that references will not be contacted until further in the search process with prior approval by the applicant.

Please note:

  • All candidate materials should be submitted electronically as PDF documents through the following website: http://eflassociates.peopleadmin.com/postings/1258
  • Application deadline is September 23, 2019.
  • The preferred start date is January 2020, but is negotiable.

Nominations & confidential inquiries can be directed to:

Wynn Goering, PhD
Senior Consultant, Higher Education Practice
505-620-6171 (direct)
Email: wgoering@eflassociates.com

Nominations & application questions can be directed to:

Ms. Angela Lilje
Practice & Project Manager, Higher Education Practice
816-945-5410 (direct)
Email: alilje@eflassociates.com

Olympic College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.