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Vice Chancellor for Planning and Administration Bothell, WA

The University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell or UWB) seeks a dynamic, innovative, and inspiring leader to serve as its next Vice Chancellor for Planning & Administration (VCPA). This is a unique opportunity to lead a world-class university into its next transformative era; further aligning institutional resources with a new strategic plan and new budget model. This VCPA position will allow an accomplished senior executive with deep expertise in strategy, operations, and finance to play a central role in ensuring the prosperity of one of the country’s most unique institutions serving a remarkably diverse student body in one of the most vibrant metropolitan areas in the world.

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington (UW) is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), UW has the largest research budget of any public university in the country ($1.351 billion) and was recently ranked in the Top 10 Global Universities by U.S. News & World Report, one of two public universities on that list. In 1990, the Washington State legislature established two new UW campuses, in the cities of Tacoma and Bothell, south and northeast of Seattle respectively, to broaden access to higher education for the state’s residents.

UW Bothell combines the intimacy of a small, interdisciplinary college with the resources and prestige of a major public research university. The campus currently enrolls nearly 6,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs on campus and at satellite locations in Western Washington. More than half of incoming students at UW Bothell will be the first in their family to earn a four-year degree. The campus is located in a beautiful natural setting and boasts award winning architecture and cutting-edge facilities overlooking natural wetlands and the Cascade Mountains. Its size and co-location with Cascadia College, as well as proximity to a large biomedical and high technology corridor, place UW Bothell in an excellent position for continued educational and regional impact. Access and opportunity are central to UW Bothell’s mission, as is its focus on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement.

In support of UW Bothell’s mission, the next VCPA will lead a highly functioning senior management team dedicated to enhancing student success. The VCPA will be a collaborative and reliable leader across a broad range of functions, providing guidance and advocacy for the institution and its leadership team. Touching nearly every function of campus life, the VCPA will play a key role in ensuring that UW Bothell builds stronger regional partnerships, creates and shares knowledge, and continues to prepare students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. The VCPA should be a seasoned executive with a minimum of 8-10 years of experiences overseeing a complex, multi-unit organization and proven executive level success in financial management and budgeting, infrastructure management, quality improvement, operations and planning, and/or a related field.

Nominations, applications, and inquiries are being accepted for the position. Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and referrals should be submitted via this website. Complete applications with CVs with cover letters should be submitted via the University of Washington human resources page here.  Electronic submission of materials is required.

Regan Gough is leading this search with Joe Kralick.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.

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