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16 Jun 2022

Full-Time Educational Planner – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt Educational Planner in the Advising Services department. Educational Planners are integral members of the collaborative and student-centered Advising Services team. Primary responsibilities include providing holistic advising for current and prospective students enrolled in current programs offered at Clark, while providing culturally informed services with students with marginalized identities. We are seeking an individual who is knowledgeable and passionate about social justice, skilled at forming relationships with faculty or staff in other departments (such as the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Counseling & Health Center), organizations and groups, and in working with campus partners in developing procedures or programs to better respond to Students of Color needs, in an effort to support overall retention and student success and outcomes.

Advising Services hours of operation are from Monday-Thursday from 8-6, Fridays from 8-4:30; this position may require some evening and/or weekend hours. Educational Planners will report to one of two Associate Directors. This recruitment pool may be used to fill future vacancies.
At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.

Academic Advising Responsibilities (75%):
• Provide accurate and timely advising to a caseload of 500+ students so that they may develop education plans, enroll in appropriate classes, understand college policies and procedures, utilize online services, and be able to access and use college support services.
• Provide supportive and appropriate advising for a caseload of 500+ students struggling academically and suggest, provide, present, or develop college success strategies aimed at retaining students encountering academic difficulty.
• Assist students in the development of effective problem-solving skills, self-advocacy, decision-making, and personal
responsibility to support students’ ability to persist in goal attainment.
• Design, implement and evaluate advising related outreach programs, presentations, workshops and other activities to facilitate retention to include Students of Color.
• Develop collaborative relationships and provides coordinated support with college partners including Counseling and Health Center, Student Affairs, The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and International Education in retention and completion efforts. Expected to consider and emphasize the needs of students with marginalized identities.
• Provide unofficial credential evaluations from other colleges and universities for academic degree placement and planning.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Coordination Responsibilities (25%):
• Work with a specific Associate Director to help with the development of policies and procedures for advising Clark College students.
• Provide support for the leadership team as well as training for new advisors.
• Participate in advisory, college, and community meetings as requested as well as department and college activities, and committees as appropriate.
• Support the Advising Services team as appropriate; this may include curriculum development, coordination of advising efforts/logistics, and assisting Credential Evaluations and/or Running Start.
• Develop strategic and effective partnerships with other university departments/programs supporting students with marginalized identities.

• Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of combined related experience in academic advising, academic coaching or related experience in higher education OR Master’s degree and one (1) year of combined related experience in academic advising, academic coaching or related experience in higher education; year-for-year combined related experience equivalent to educational levels will be considered.
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• Demonstrated experience providing services, support and advocacy for Students of Color.
• Strong computer skills and demonstrated ability to utilize technology (learning management systems; Microsoft Office Suite; virtual communication platforms, relational databases).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills. Strong interpersonal skills with high level of self- awareness.
• Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills. Self-directed initiative to create solutions to identifiable and perceived problems. Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty, and students.

• Ability to respond to changing needs, requirements, and information. Respond positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapt approach and method to achieve results; recover quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
• Must provide excellent customer service and function well in a busy, sometimes stressful environment. Positive attitude in the face of adversity is a necessary.
Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.

STARTING SALARY: $58,617 /annually range (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 Application.
• 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

Please apply online at

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: Advising Department, Clark College, College, Educational Planner, higher ed, Higher Education, and Student Services.

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