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Executive Director of Human Resources

Bellingham Technical College
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Human Resources

BTC is a premier higher education institution working to provide student-centered, high-quality professional technical education throughout Whatcom County, and is the only technical college serving northwest Washington State. The College is uniquely positioned to offer exceptional training and educational opportunities to area residents and employers. Founded in 1957 as Bellingham Vocational Institute, it has continued to offer high-quality education in a supportive, student-first environment. BTC has been serving its region with workforce education degrees and certificates to approximately 6000 students per year. The college provides professional technical programs and courses, adult basic education, English Language Acquisition programs, academic courses, community education, a few direct transfer degree opportunities, and two Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees. BTC works closely with regional employers and other partners to develop programs and train students to fill regional workforce demands and support economic development.

Bellingham Technical College invites applicants for the following position: Executive Director of Human Resources. This is a full-time administrative position, reporting to the President. It is anticipated to begin about August 1, 2024.
As the chief human resources administrator, the Executive Director of Human Resources provides leadership and develops, oversees, organizes, and implements all functions relative to people, providing expert consultation, organizational development support, and/or direct administration of the human resource functions. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the other members of the President’s Leadership Team and college community to support a positive work environment, college effectiveness, and support for student success. Areas of responsibility include compensation, compliance, benefits, recruitment, training, employee engagement and labor relations, collective bargaining, and personnel/payroll functions. Additionally, the Executive Director is responsible for institutional initiatives related to increasing and maintaining diversity and inclusion within the BTC community and fostering equal opportunity for all employees.

As a working manager, the Executive Director will also engage in daily human resources client work in collaboration with other team members.

Benefits: Position receives 8 hours per month of sick leave, 16 hours per month of vacation leave, 8 hours of personal leave per fiscal year, and state/college holidays. Benefits also include a Washington State insurance package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability; a retirement benefits package, with choice between the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Plan 3 or the State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP) 401A plan TIAA. Additional optional benefits include ability to participate in a medical Flexible Spending plan, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending plan, or Health Savings Account; Dependent Care Assistance; discounts for automobile and homeowner insurance, tuition waiver; two voluntary investment (not matched) programs - TIAA (403b) or the State Deferred Compensation (457) plan. Employee Assistance Program (EAP); up to 21 days of military leave; up to 5 days of paid bereavement leave, paid civil/jury duty, ability to participate in a shared leave program; up to 2 days of unpaid holiday for reasons of faith or conscience.

Application Procedures and Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online at and received by 5 p.m. on May 13, 2024 for priority consideration. Application materials received after this date and time may be considered until the position is filled. More information about Bellingham Technical College is at or call Tami Willett, Executive Director, Human Resources at 360-752-8475. BTC is not currently sponsoring H1-B Visas.

Required Online Application Materials:

  • Completed on-line BTC Employment Application which also included the name and phone number of at least three professional references.
  • Supplemental questions.
  • Attached current resumé of education, experience, and other relevant achievements.
  • Official transcripts of any degrees listed as part of the minimum requirements will be required upon hire, but not as part of the application process.
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