We are a district of three distinct colleges-North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College-and five specialty training centers, which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington. We are leaders in change and innovation.
As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged and dynamic community.
Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities.
Opportunity is Open Until Filled, First review of applications will begin: April 3, 2023
Salary range for this position is: $112,000/year – $154,659/year (depending on experience)
The Executive Director of Finance/Controller leads the District Financial Operations Team and coordinates with business office staff at the three colleges of the Seattle Colleges to ensure that finance is a high functioning team upholding professional standards and that the Seattle Colleges comply with Washington State Administrative Code (WAC), District policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
Under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations the Executive Director of Finance/Controller is responsible for all aspects of accounting and finance for the Seattle Colleges including general ledger, grant and fiscal agency accounting, capital projects accounting, State and Federal funds compliance, SBCTC accounting coordination, internal controls, financial statements, external audit engagements and banking and investment management. This position is also responsible for process improvement and alignment recommendations to improve service delivery, accountability, and excellence in financial management and accounting services.
This position supervises Exempt, Classified, Temporary, Work Study and Student Employees.
As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will enjoy competitive compensation as well as all the benefits as a Washington State employee. To learn more about our excellent benefits offerings please see our benefits overview here: Seattle Colleges Employment Benefits
Notice to Applicants:
Please note that Seattle Colleges is working under hybrid remote and on-site operations, pending public health guidance and business needs. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.
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What you bring as a candidate: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)
Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:
Notice of Non-discrimination Statement
Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behaviors, including “cyber bullying”.
Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college’s Director of Legal Compliance:
1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803
Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.