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Vice President, Administration

Cincinnati State
Cincinnati, OH
  • Posted: May 20, 2022
  • Full-Time

Vice President, Administration


The Vice President of Administration will fully support Cincinnati State Technical and Community College's mission and strategic priorities including academic and workforce priorities, student success, financial sustainability and accountability, and educational partnerships. The Vice President of Administration (VPA) is a member of the President's Executive Team who works closely with the President, Provost, CFO, other Vice Presidents, and the Chief of Institutional Advancement ensuring the productive operation of the organization, optimal efficiency and effectiveness in operational processes and management of personnel and physical resources. In addition, the Vice President will demonstrate a commitment to high ethical and professional standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Operational Leadership and Management

  • Provides strategic leadership and supervision of the following departments: Human Resources, Facilities, Public Safety, Information Technology, Institutional Research and other support & auxiliary services including but not limited to the bookstore operations, parking and airport
  • Develops or ensures the development of operations-related reports to the President, and to local, state or federal agencies as may be required by law, policy, administrative ruling, or good management
  • In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, oversees the review of all contracts and agreements for materials and services where funds are being expended by the College; approves or coordinates the approval of contracts and agreements in accordance with State of Ohio policy, college procedures and the Office of the Ohio Attorney General.
  • Works as a liaison for key contracts for the College in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, and with College community and key stakeholders, where
  • Evaluates operational processes and procedures, and develops strategies and implementation plans to improve operations and
  • Develops, monitors and administers budgets to maintain efficient, high quality
  • In alignment with the College's strategic plan and in coordination with philanthropic efforts, leads and manages the deployment of facility needs assessments for the college, including the development and deployment of a Deferred Maintenance Plan, a Capital Plan, and a Facilities Master Plan.
  • Leads efforts to address capital and other needs for the College in collaboration and coordination with Institutional Advancement for the State Capital budgeting process as well as other philanthropic, community, federal and state officials and related
  • Provides over site of Human Resources including employee benefits, recruitment and retention, and collective bargaining.

General Supervision and Management

  • Helps others be productive, grow professionally, and meet the needs of the
  • Practices continuous improvement; conducts and oversees work activity to increase efficiency of and improve the effectiveness and productivity of assigned
  • Facilitates positive employee and labor

Community Relations

  • Serves as an advocate for the College's interests. Represents the College by speaking and making presentations to external groups who have the capacity to influence/affect the College's
  • Maintains positive and productive relationships with federal, state, and local officials who interface with the College in coordination with President and Institutional Advancement.

Service Excellence

  • Works collaboratively with other administrators and department heads; serves as an internal
  • Provides leadership to assigned areas by focusing planning and execution to help College management and the organization succeed and improve productivity, particularly by providing stakeholders with effective information, support systems, resources and business
  • Creates and maintains a customer service culture where listening to the needs of the internal customer is an essential component to the operations of the
  • Monitors departmental activities and customer satisfaction with service delivery; identifies and implements appropriate improvement measures


  • Coordinates the organization's internally focused aspects of the College Strategic Plan.
  • Supports college-wide management activities and contributes to their success. Serves as an advocate for and representative of management's interests and
  • Represents, explains, and advocates management's position when interacting with
  • Identifies the need for changes in policies, procedures, and processes and takes initiative to implement within assigned area of responsibility or make recommendations for change to responsible
  • Provides input into state and national legislative activities that impact higher education
  • Assists the President in developing and interpreting data relating to administration to ensure programs correlate with community
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities as required by law or as assigned by the President.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a field supportive to the
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in operations-related activities including capital planning, state capital funding requests, and deferred maintenance
  • Demonstrated progressive increase in responsibilities, project leadership, and personnel management. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel between campuses and/or for business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience in a higher education environmental, preferably in a community and/or technical
  • Experience leading within a collective bargaining environment. Capital plan development and contracting
  • Management of capital
  • Experience with deploying continuous improvement

Desired Competencies

  • Superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication
  • An in-depth understanding of budgetary procedures, public-management processes, auxiliary operations, human resources, facilities
  • Demonstrated ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Ability to work effectively with other administrators and faculty. Understands the functional aspects of the academic side of college
  • Excellent management, organizational, supervisory, and participatory leadership skills, including the ability to assess problem situations and resolve them quickly and
  • Must possess excellent strategic-thinking and conceptual skills that facilitate planning and results.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively, and to function under duress.


Reports To: President

Position Level: Executive

Compensation: $125,000/yr.

Contract Affiliation: Non-Bargaining

Status & Classification: Full-time/Exempt


Cincinnati State provides employees with high quality and cost-effective benefits with a variety of options:

  • Medical Insurance (PPO- employer covers up to 92% of the premium, HDHP- employer covers 100% of the premium)
  • Dental Insurance (employer covers 100% of the premium)
  • Vision Insurance
  • NO WAITING PERIODS! Medical, Vision and Dental benefits are effective from day one of employment!
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Account (employer contributions)
  • Short-Term Disability: Offering 60% of your salary with a max of $500 weekly
  • Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance (employer paid)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance, Critical Illness and Accident: Optional at employee expense
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan for employees, spouse and dependents
  • Tuition Waiver for employees, spouse and dependents
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free parking
  • 11 annual paid holidays in addition to generous paid time off options including vacation, sick, personal leave, and winter season days.
  • Employees at Cincinnati State qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness


As a Cincinnati State employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, you will not contribute to the Federal Social Security system. Instead, our employees will contribute to a State Retirement Plan (SERS or STRS) or an Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP): 403B and/or Deferred Compensation Program 457 Plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer ~ Committed to Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment:

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual-orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.

Cincinnati State


Cincinnati, OH
45223 USA



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