Cincinnati State
  • Executive Vice President
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • $125,000/yr.
  • Salary
  • 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 operations.
  • 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 practice.
  • 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 appropriate.
  • Evaluates operational processes and procedures, and develops strategies and implementation plans to improve operations and safety.
  • Develops, monitors and administers budgets to maintain efficient, high quality services.
  • 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 engagement.
  • 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 College.
  • Practices continuous improvement; conducts and oversees work activity to increase efficiency of and improve the effectiveness and productivity of assigned areas.
  • Facilitates positive employee and labor relations.

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 successes.
  • 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 consultant.
  • 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 solutions.
  • 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 College.
  • 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 position.
  • Represents, explains, and advocates management's position when interacting with others.
  • 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 party.
  • Provides input into state and national legislative activities that impact higher education operations.
  • Assists the President in developing and interpreting data relating to administration to ensure programs correlate with community needs.
  • 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 position.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in operations-related activities including capital planning, state capital funding requests, and deferred maintenance plans.
  • 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 needs.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Desired Competencies

  • Superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • An in-depth understanding of budgetary procedures, public-management processes, auxiliary operations, human resources, facilities management.
  • 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 operations.
  • Excellent management, organizational, supervisory, and participatory leadership skills, including the ability to assess problem situations and resolve them quickly and effectively.
  • Must possess excellent strategic-thinking and conceptual skills that facilitate planning and results.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize effectively, and to function under duress.


Reports To: President

Position Level: Executive Min. Annual Compensation: $125,000/yr.

Contract Affiliation: Non-Bargaining

Status: Full-time

Classification: Exempt

Excellent Benefits

The College provides an extremely generous benefits package (health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, tuition reimbursement, and tuition waivers). The position is eligible for the state employee retirement system or may elect to take extremely competitive contributions to an alternative plan similar to a 401(k). The position is eligible for generous immediate accrual of vacation, sick, personal leave, and paid time off for holidays, and College closures. The College's benefits, retirement and paid time off are material to the salary package, and generally, significantly exceed the value of comparable benefits available for similar positions.

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.

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