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  • Director - Administrative Services 

    Director - Administrative Services
    Available Title(s):
    1194-NN_ADMINPRO - Director - Administrative Services
    Business Title:
    Director - Administrative Services
    Employee Type:
    Admin. Professional
    Time Type:
    Full time
    Position Term:
    12 Month
    Position Details:
    Summary of Duties:
    This position is responsible for the overall management of the financial, administrative and personnel support functions for the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The CVM is a complex unit which consists of five major Departments/Schools, two major university service centers, a large capital space and physical profile on multiple campuses and across multiple continents, with 1,000+ employees and approximately $118 million in annual expenditures. Serves as a principal consultant and adviser to the Dean on a wide range of fiscal, management and personnel related issues and serves on the college Leadership Team. Serves as the liaison to central administration on all financial issues.
    Required Qualifications:
    • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field with an accounting emphasis and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting and business management which has included supervisory and facilities management experience. A Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field and/or CPA certification may be substituted for one (1) year of the required work experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide financial information to support decision-making at strategic levels for a complex organization.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of complex budget/accounting and business processes.
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize in a challenging environment while meeting required deadlines.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency with Workday, a cloud-based ERP solution and other related financial, human resources, management, and administrative software systems.
    • Ability to think strategically and implement changes to support and improve activities of the college.
    • Ability to consider alternative and diverse perspectives, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to remain poised under all circumstances and to interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Advanced degree or professional accreditation in business or accounting administration or related field.
    • Thorough knowledge of budget management, projections, and reporting at college, university, or to external agencies.
    • Knowledge and experience with WSU business and financial systems.
    • Demonstrated experience administering higher education fund-based accounting in changing software and policy environments.
    • Collaborative experience understanding and implementing use of project management applications.
    Additional Information:
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Department Name:
    Veterinary Medicine, College of
    City, State, Zip:
    Pullman, WA 99164
    Department Link:

    Monthly Salary:
    $10,416.67 - $13,333.33 | Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    In accordance with the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website:
    WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
    For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit:
    Find total compensation information here:
    Overtime Eligibility:
    Not eligible for overtime.
    FTE: 100%
    This is a Permanent position.
    Posting Close Date:
    Applicants must submit their completed application by Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
    Background Check:
    This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
    Application Instructions:
    Applicants must upload all required documents listed below to their online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications.
    External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.
    • All documents must be attached before submitting the application. The application cannot be edited once submitted.
    • Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files.
    • Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible.
    • Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.
    Required Documents:
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • 3 Professional References
    WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
    WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or
    To apply, visit
    Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.
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  • Research Associate 

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    The Washington Student Achievement Council (WA’s higher education agency) is looking to fill a grant-funded Research Associate position in our Research Division. This role is for one year and may be renewed depending on the availability of continued grant funding. Although the position is flexible regarding remote work, the employee must reside in Washington state.
    Why work for the Washington Student Achievement Council?

    The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is a cabinet-level state agency. We are working to raise educational attainment through strategic engagement, program management, and partnerships. We are committed to increasing educational opportunities and attainment in Washington. We believe that every person living in the state of Washington should have access to educational opportunities and be encouraged to pursue education or training beyond high school.
     To achieve our mission, we:

    • Lead statewide strategic planning to increase educational attainment. (See our Strategic Action Plan)
    • Administer programs that help people access and pay for college.
    • Advocate for the economic, social, and civic benefits of higher education.
    • Learn more about the work of the Washington Student Achievement Council and our equity statement at
    About the Position

    This Research Associate role will support the research team in three primary ways:
    1. Develop and/or contribute to reports requiring the skills of a researcher with expertise in education, social science, public policy, or similar fields. The ability to independently gather, analyze, and report on data (qualitative or quantitative) is vital for this role.
    2. Assist in coordinating projects for the Research Division. These projects often involve partnerships with other divisions within WSAC and external partners (such as educational institutions, nonprofit groups, research organizations, independent researchers, and other state agencies). 
    3. Facilitate grant proposals for projects they may oversee, with support from the Director of Research and collaborators.
    The position offers an exciting opportunity to develop a research portfolio while working on meaningful topics to improve the outcomes of students and families across Washington. The Research Associate will network with stakeholders across Washington state and national researchers. The ideal candidate would bring experience in data collection, analysis, and publication to the team. They would also enjoy communicating with a variety of stakeholders to facilitate data gathering and reporting of findings and project ideas.

    Some of what you will be doing includes:
    • Quantitative research: Conducting data analysis using software such as SAS or Stata and creating reports including tables, figures, and written data descriptions. 
    • Qualitative research: Conducting focus groups, interviews, and/or surveys with students and families, analyzing findings, and reporting on takeaways.
    • Report on research findings: Drafting reports to share research findings from project data and existing literature. The position will also help co-author research briefs.
    • Project coordination/management: Coordinating research project activities on behalf of the WSAC team, ensuring timelines and deliverables are met, tracking project progress, and communicating between WSAC and external partners.
    • Grant writing: Preparing proposals and grant applications.

  • Washington State School Directors’ Association Executive Director 

    KEES has been exclusively retained by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) in its search for an Executive Director.
    WSSDA seeks an Executive Director who is a consensus builder and an effective communicator with a passion for equipping the leaders who make a substantive impact on the education of over 1M children across the state of Washington. The Board desires a diplomatic and innovative Executive Director to steer the organization to the next level of impact and efficacy. As an advocate of all school board members across Washington state from districts with varying sizes, needs, and resources, the WSSDA Executive Director will need to seek balanced perspectives, engage all members as effectively as possible, and find common ground among stakeholders with competing or opposing priorities.
    Accountable to the Board for carrying out the organization’s mission and achieving its goals, the Executive Director is responsible for overall planning, deployment, coordination, monitoring, improvement, and management of staff and operations. The Executive Director will lead a staff of approximately 15 full-time employees with 6 direct reports, which provide school board members research-based professional development opportunities, policy and legal services, and legislative advocacy supports based on the democratically determined member priorities of school board members statewide.

    This position offers a market-rate salary based on recent benchmarking and board review. The hiring range is expected to be in the low $200,000s. Strong benefits are offered through the Public Employee Benefit Board (PEBB), and WSSDA employees participate in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). The team currently operates in a Hybrid format, with M/F as remote days and Tuesday-Thursday as in office days.

    The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) is a nonpartisan state agency formed in 1922 that builds leaders by empowering its members with tools, knowledge, and skills to govern with excellence and advocate for public education. Funded by public education money, and with a goal of serving as a unifying voice of the public education agenda, WSSDA is the premier resource hub and advocate for public education governance. WSSDA resources, materials, and opportunities are available to all WSSDA members. To learn more, please visit

    To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

    This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Megan Taylor, Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to
    KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams and dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public entity sectors. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit


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