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10 Feb 2020

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

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time exempt, Educational Planner in the Advising Services department. Reporting to the Associate Director of Advising Services, Educational Planners are integral members of the culturally responsive and student-centered Advising Services team. The ideal candidate will be committed to Clark College’s Social Equity Plan that states “Clark College recognizes, understands, confronts and challenges the institutional systems of power, privilege, and inequity so that all members of the Clark College community can support student learning”. Advising Services is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; this position may require some evening and/or weekend hours.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, Core themes, and objectives 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. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Demonstrate knowledge of Clark College operations and ability to multi-task, show initiative, creativity, and teamwork.
• Provide accurate and timely advising to 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.
• 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.
• Provide unofficial credential evaluations from other colleges and universities for academic degree placement and planning.
• Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically underserved populations) and create an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
• Collaborate with institutional partners (e.g., Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Career Services, Instructional Units) in supporting academic, professional, and personal goals of students.
• Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
• Provide leadership in accordance with the mission, Core themes, objectives and values established by the college.
• Assist in development of advisor resources (e.g., Training, Website, Handbooks, Forms) and make recommendations on academic policies and procedures.
• 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.
• Participate and assist in coordinating advising operations (e.g., New Student Orientation, Major Declaration, Transfer Fairs, Commencement, advising related workshops, presentations and activities for current and prospective students.)
• Review, plan, and develop advising experiences and activities that foster student engagement, growth, and learning with regards to academic life.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree with 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.
• Commitment to Diversity: Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• Technology Skills: Strong computer skills and demonstrated ability to utilize technology (learning management systems; Microsoft Office Suite; relational databases such as Banner, Datatel, PeopleSoft, etc.).
• Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills.
• Problem solving: Superior critical thinking and analytical skills. Self-directed initiative to create solutions to identifiable and perceived problems.
• Adaptability: Ability to respond to changing needs, requirements, and information.
• Customer Service: Must provide excellent customer service and function well in a busy, sometimes stressful environment. Positive attitude in the face of adversity is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Three years of advising experience showing increased responsibility, preferably in a community college system.
• Ability to work collaboratively within a team and across organizational lines.
• Experience with serving a high volume of students in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities through to completion.

Salary Statement: $55,119 annually. 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
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Current résumé
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360) 992-2873.

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., March 2, 2020.

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 the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed 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 Human Resources
February 10, 2020

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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