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15 Jun 2022

Full-Time Education Program Director – Larch Corrections Center – Posted by Yacolt, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt Education Program Director – Larch Corrections Center position in the Larch Corrections Center department.

Are you passionate about providing access to educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals? Can you collaborate with faculty, staff and other stakeholders to ensure a welcoming and supportive environment with students of diverse multicultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds?

If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our Clark College team as the Education Program Director at Larch Corrections Center. This position is full-time, exempt. We value collaboration and are dedicated towards guiding students toward the achievement of their academic and career goals.

The Education Program Director at Larch Corrections Center will provide oversight and leadership of Clark College Education programs within a prison setting. Responsibilities include: planning, scheduling, and evaluating programs; hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating faculty and staff; submitting grant applications and reports and ensuring grant goals and objectives are met; developing and monitoring budgets; balancing goals of Clark College, Department of Corrections (DOC), and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC); and ensuring compliance with college policies, SBCTC and DOC policies, and applicable state and federal laws. This position reports to the Dean of Workforce, Professional and Technical Education and STEM; this position also reports to the Larch Corrections Superintendent, or designee. This is a grant funded position and is renewable pending continued funding of the contract between DOC and SBCTC.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the education program in compliance with DOC policies and
  • Work collaboratively with College, DOC, SBCTC and other administrators; maintain effective communication channels and
  • Conduct educational needs assessment for a 250-bed
  • Design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive credit-based educational program including basic education, and vocational/technical education.
  • Oversee enrollment and registrations to ensure accuracy of data and maintain adherence DOC, Clark College and SBCTC policies and
  • Develop and manage
  • Collect and disseminate data needed for reports, proposals, grants and
  • Generate quarterly and annual reports to meet compliance
  • Prepare budgets, approve and monitor expenditures and pursue alternative funds as available and
  • Provide leadership and supervision to faculty and staff (recruit, select, train, evaluate and schedule) in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and College policies.
  • Oversee the information technology needs required to deliver instruction and partner with Clark College Information Technology department as needed.
  • Oversee GED and placement
  • Participate in Clark College, DOC and SBCTC meetings as
  • Other relevant duties as
  • Possess reliable means of personal transportation, the ability and willingness to commute through the Cascade foothills in winter driving conditions that may include snow and ice, and the ability and willingness to attend a 4.5-week Department of Corrections Core Training outside the local area.
  • The ability and willingness to complete annual in-service training and pass routine criminal background checks in order to maintain NCIS security clearance standards established by the Washington Department of Corrections.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations are This Washington Department of Corrections compliance requirement for all on-site staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited
  • Driver’s
  • Two years of experience teaching, counseling and/or advising adult
  • Two years of successful leadership experience in an adult education or higher education (Consideration given to experience in working in similar environments and/or in programs serving similar populations).
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse
  • Vaccination requirement: Vaccination is required to enter the facility and work on-site per the Washington Department of Corrections mandate effective as of October 18, 2021. Masks and social distancing required.


STARTING SALARY: $74,811/ annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience).

Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.


Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Please apply online at
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., June 29, 2022.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.


Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992- 2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.


The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:


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


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.

The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non- discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.


Clark College Human Resources

June 15, 2022


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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Clark College, College, higher ed, Higher Education, Larch Corrections Center, and program director.

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