Vice President of Administration and Finance


Washington State College of Ohio is seeking a visionary, dynamic, and experienced professional to serve as the Vice President of Administration and Finance. This leadership role is crucial to the college's continued success, overseeing financial strategies, and administrative operations, and contributing to the overall strategic direction of the institution.

The College:
Washington State College of Ohio (WSCO) is nestled on 180 acres of rolling, wooded hills in historic Marietta, Ohio. Since 1971, WSCO has grown from four graduates in its first year to more than 12,000 alumni. With more than 2,400 students, the College offers a variety of educational opportunities, including Bachelor of Nursing, associate degrees, and certificates.

The College has invested significant time and resources to transform the student experience. It has moved from small initiatives to college-wide innovations and excellence with the implementation of Guided Pathways. These efforts have impacted nearly every aspect of the college experience. As a result of the changes implemented with this initiative, the college has seen improvements in a variety of areas including the number of certificates and degrees awarded, increased course pass rates, and better fall-to-spring persistence.

The College is led by two long-term strategic goals: increasing student access to education and increasing student success. The guided pathways work serves to fortify our efforts to achieve both of these goals.

Washington State takes pride in its numerous accolades and achievements, positioning itself as a leader in higher education in the state of Ohio.

  • The Nursing program at Washington State is recognized as a top nursing school, both in Ohio and the Midwest. WSCO’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and its Practical Nursing (PN) programs have been ranked number one in the state of Ohio. WSCO also has stellar regional rankings. Its ADN program ranked second among 674 nursing schools in the Midwest region, and the PN program ranked seventh among the 660 PN programs.
  • Washington State College of Ohio (WSCO) has earned the Collegiate Purple Star designation for efforts to support and serve veterans and military-connected families.
  • The College recently added its first baccalaureate degree in 2023 with a bachelor of science in nursing.
  • Washington State College of Ohio has earned an Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Endorsement from the ARM Institute. This credential positions the college among the nation’s most effective training programs for robotics careers in manufacturing and is one of only 14 programs in the country to have received the endorsement.

The Position:
The Vice President of Administration and Finance (VPAF) will provide senior-level leadership and direction to support the College’s mission and goals.

The VPAF is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the administrative operations of the College in support of the institution’s vision and mission. The VPAF provides leadership and direction in innovation, planning, policy development, fiscal and physical plant operations, logistics, auxiliary services, governance, and compliance. The VPAF manages administrative functions and the execution of contracts and legal matters in the interest of the College. The VPAF manages employee relations, talent acquisition, benefits administration, position classification and compensation, employee evaluation, and professional development. The VPAF works with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the investment and distribution of college funds in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code for both the College and the College’s Foundation.

Essential Responsibilities
  • ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: The VPAF manages the efficient and effective use of the college’s fiscal, physical, administrative, and auxiliary resources. The VPAF manages policy, contracts, and legal matters, and serves as the primary liaison with external agencies relative to finance, health insurance, facilities, and auxiliary services. The VPAF works with the Chief Financial Officer in the management of finances, capital investments, and budget development and management for both the College and its Foundation. The VPAF works with administration in the management of report preparation and submission for the Department of Education, Ohio Department of Higher Education, state auditor, and other federal, state and local agencies.
  • HUMAN CAPITAL: TALENT ACQUISITION & RETENTION: The VPAF will provide strategic direction on the development of effective staffing, training, compensation, and benefit programs that support the College’s mission and vision. The VPAF manages Human Resources and works with the director to train and consult supervisors regarding employee relations, evaluation, resolution of employee performance and conduct issues, and other employee-related needs. The VPAF supports employee and leadership development by providing training opportunities.
  • LEADERSHIP: The VPAF leads and evaluates the performance of assigned areas including the Business Office, Human Resources, Facilities and Safety, Information Technology, and auxiliary services. The VPAF supervises the Director of Human Resources and ensures compliance with all laws affecting employees/employment including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Immigration Reform and Control Act, and college policies; and support HR in providing a cost-effective benefits program for college employees. The VPAF supervises the Director of Facilities and supports safety and security, building and capital construction projects, funding, improving efficiencies, compliance, and reporting related to safety. The VPAF supervises the information technology staff to provide secure technology services, institutional research and reports, application development, and process improvement strategies. The VPAF serves on community, state, and College committees.
  • OPERATIONS AND COMPLIANCE: The VPAF develops, reviews, and administers contracts between the College and external entities. The VPAF advises the President on operational matters and manages the development and execution of contracts, agreements, and special projects. The VPAF assists in the development and execution of the College’s strategic plan, including professional development of employees and successful planning to ensure the College achieves its mission, vision, and goals.
  • PROFESSIONALISM AND QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE: The VPAF will demonstrate professionalism and provide quality customer service in accordance with the College’s values. This includes maintaining positive working relationships, confidentiality, effective communication, accurate records, and an organized and safe working environment. Additionally, it includes exhibiting flexibility, a willingness to learn, the ability to change, and maintaining current technology skills.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in an accounting, finance or business field, CPA preferred, from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Minimum of six years of senior-level experience in government accounting or financial management and administration, preferably in higher education.
  • Skill set to include strength in governance and compliance, budgeting, operating efficiencies forecasting and strategic planning. Experience in higher education is preferred.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested and reviewed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

How to Apply

To apply for this position:

  • A cover letter and resume can be uploaded through the WSCO Online Employment Application.
  • Please include your name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
  • Positions will remain open until a candidate is placed in the position and/or until the College closes the search.
  • All other submissions may be considered, if the screening process has not been initiated and/or completed.
  • If hired, official transcripts will be requested and required.
Washington State College of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

Get to Know Our Community

Welcome to Marietta, Ohio: a historic, charming town on the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, rich in both history and natural beauty. National Geographic lists Marietta as one of the best “adventure towns” in the country; The New York Times says it’s “where the West began;” and the Smithsonian says Marietta is one of the best small towns to visit in America. Perhaps we’re partial, but we happen to agree.

Here in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio you can create unforgettable memories!

Our charming riverboat towns showcase the first cities in Ohio and the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory. Since then, Marietta has blossomed into a revitalized main street community known for great food, eclectic shops, vibrant nightlife and historic hotels.

The fun doesn’t end there. There is outdoor adventure galore to be found in these Americana towns. Two Rivers, a National Forest and a variety of parks, refuges and wetlands surround the county.

Vice President of Administration and Finance

Resumes will be received and interviews conducted until the position is filled.

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