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8 Jun 2022

Full-Time COORDINATOR OPPORTUNITY GRANT

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Job Description

COORDINATOR OPPORTUNITY GRANT

Job ID: 11493

Location: Lake Washington Tech

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About The College

Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.

https://www.lwtech.edu/about/our-story/mission/

Summary:

The coordinator of the Opportunity Grant (OG) program serves eligible low-income students in approved technical programs of study. The coordinator plans, develops, implements, manages, and evaluates the Opportunity Grant program in order to support the program objectives, enrollment and completion outcomes, and student success. This includes marketing, recruiting, student intake, determining eligibility, advising, educational planning, retention services, awarding OG funding, tracking and reporting budgets and outcomes. In addition to supporting the OG program, the coordinator supports Worker Retraining (WRT) students, co-enrolled Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) students and serves as a liaison to Basic Skills students transitioning to college programs. This position coordinates with other Workforce programs, the financial aid office, Basic Skills staff and faculty, community-based organizations, and other departments throughout the college. This is an exempt position that reports to the Director of Workforce Development.

Essential Functions:

• Assist the Director in preparing and managing the OG budget consistent with student need, college policies, and state regulations; regularly reconcile tuition and book budgets

• Coordinate the daily operations of the Opportunity Grant program working closely with the Director to develop strategies and initiatives to support OG students and program objectives

• Provide intake, determine eligibility and enroll students into the OG

• Advise students using a case-management model to increase retention, program completion, and employment

• Provide intake and advising support to WRT and BFET Co-enrolled students

• Assist the Director in preparing and managing the OG budget consistent with student need, college policies, and state regulations; regularly reconcile tuition and book budgets

• Determine eligibility for OG funding, working closely with financial aid, bookstore, cashier and other Workforce funding sources; provide assistance in completing financial aid applications and referral to alternative funding sources

• Develop and implement outreach and student success initiatives to assist students in attaining academic and career goals; may include developing and facilitating in-person and online workshops/orientations

• Support Basic Skills students as they transition to college programs, including undocumented students and those pursuing Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST); collaborate with the IBEST advisors and Basic Skills department

• Serve as student advocate to resolve matters of academic and financial difficulty, college process navigation, and access to community-based resources

• Maintain regular communications with students through a variety of methods, including phone, email, virtual and in person meetings

• Develop and maintain program and student tracking systems, including student files and advising notes;

• Obtain information and maintain student records in the college PeopleSoft (ctcLink) system and other college systems

• Develop reports for internal and external sources; gather, compile and analyze data

• Develop, revise, and propose policy and procedures related to the OG, WRT, and BFET programs, working closely with the Director and the Workforce team; maintain a working knowledge of state and federal policies related to the OG, WRT, and BFET programs

• Strategize and coordinate with the Workforce Development team and internal and external partners to improve services, leverage resources, and assist students in reaching their educational and employment goals

• Represent the college at professional and community organizations; participate in college system professional conferences and in-service activities

• Ensure areas of responsibility operate within the policies and procedures of the college and applicable governing agencies

• Assist college administrators with strategic planning efforts and other initiatives as necessary

• Plan, schedule, train, and direct work activities of employees of lower classifications as assigned

• Other duties as assigned

Diversity Statement

LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the https://www.lwtech.edu/about/diversity/edi-council/.

Application Instructions

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter,responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Qualifications

• Sufficient combination of education, work, and lived experience to demonstrate ability to meet the following expectations (generally, competitive candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or higher and two or more years of educational counseling, case management, advising or related experience in the community and technical college system)

• Work with individuals of varied ethnicity, ages, backgrounds, and abilities; including low-income, first generation, English language learners, marginalized, and undocumented college students

• Apply case management processes to advising students

• Use technology to improve services to students (e.g Microsoft Office programs; PeopleSoft, or other specialized databases related to higher education)

• Use financial aid systems and track financial aid data

• Work collaboratively in a team enviornment

• Experience with OG, BFET, WorkFirst, Worker Retraining, or other higher education workforce programs preferred

• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

• Ability to independently mange your daily work and be part of a collaborative team

• Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

• Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Compensation:

Monthly Salary is $5,044.This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. Typically, work hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment and vacation accrues at 25 days per year. We also offer 13 paid holidays and 4 paid personal days effective upon employment. Full time, exempt employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced childcare costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/benefits/

Application Requirements

Required Online Application Materials

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• 3 professional references (please submit a PDF or Word Document in the “Attachment” section of the application

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter, responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Conditions of Employment

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a reasonable accommodation under a religious or medical exemption

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment

• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment

• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

EEO Statement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.

Sexual Misconduct

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.

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