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7 Oct 2021

Full-Time Financial Wellness Program Manager A

Clark College – Posted by hr@clark.edu Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, temporary, over-time exempt, classified Financial Wellness Program Manager A position who reports to the Dean of Student Engagement and oversees the Clark College financial wellness and emergency grant programs.  This position is Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with flexibility to meet demand of department orientations. Work location is a hybrid combination of online/remote and in-person/on campus. This is a 1 year, grant-funded position and is dependent upon continued grant funding.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our 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: Yaju Dharmarajah, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, yd**********@cl***.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, 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.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Staff management

Coach, mentor and supervise a 1FTE Financial Wellness Coach (Program Specialist), .5FTE Financial Wellness Coordinator (Program Coordinator) and Financial Wellness Ambassador (Work Study position) and additional staff as program grows.

Collaborate with the Financial Wellness Coach to develop, implement, assess, and revise Financial Wellness education program, with an emphasis on leading with racial equity.

Mentor and develop the Financial Wellness Ambassador Work Study position to promote Financial Wellness across campus (especially in areas of student communications, marketing and coordinating events).


Develop and grow existing college-wide financial wellness programming.

Oversee and participate in New Student Orientation Financial Wellness program.

Serve as the program’s primary professional representative.

Develop presentations and present in workshops, classes and for departments on financial wellness services, tools, and resources available to students.

Serve as the lead for the Financial Wellness portion of MyPlan. Analyze all relatable student feedback and data for improvements.

Oversee coaching program and provide one on one financial literacy coaching for students, assisting them with budgeting, credit, loan repayment plans, asset building, and connecting to additional resources on campus and in the community.

Oversee marketing efforts (flyers, slides, bulletin board info, webpage etc.) to promote Financial Wellness tools and resources to students.


Develop donor relationships, in coordination with Clark Foundation, to build and develop funding opportunities for enhancing and continuing Financial Wellness program/department and emergency grants

Assist institutional and foundation grant writers in effort to continue grant funding of Financial Wellness operations and programmatic funding

Work closely with Financial Aid, Workforce Education Services, Transitional Studies, Student Success Programs, specific academic departments, etc. to create and deliver financial wellness services and resources that impact student success, manage debt levels, and asset attainment.

Coordinate with community partners to bring programs to campus such as financial wellness expert presenters, bankruptcy workshops, tax preparation for students, and more.

Act as liaison to instructors who are interested in incorporating financial wellness tools and resources into their courses.

Grant/emergency grant management

Develop, oversee, and manage emergency grant distribution program in coordination with Financial Aid, Foundation, State/Federal emergency grants, department grant managers with goal of expediently and equitably funding students in need of emergency funds

Liaison to grant managers, foundation, college leadership team regarding all things emergency grant disbursement and grant acquisition.

Responsible for all Financial Wellness program and emergency grants including program-related management, evaluation, and meeting of grant objectives, and completing grant reports, and data analysis.

Lead the Emergency Grants Committee including preparing agendas, creating, and adhering to committee processes and procedures.

Perform related duties as required.

Position Requirements and Competencies:

Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

Education: Associate degree from an accredited institution.

Computer Skills: Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Internet search engines, as well as the ability to learn quickly new data management and software systems required.

Communication Skills: Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including appropriate helping skills such as attending, listening, reflecting, and encouraging. Must have the ability to make public presentations in small and large group settings.

Must be self-directed and possess the ability to accomplish duties with limited supervision in a timely manner.

Must have knowledge of financial literacy and asset building.

Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds, particularly low-income, first generation college students.

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:

The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period.

This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.

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.


Starting Salary: $3,792/month                         Range:  48                           Code:  107R

Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.

Application Deadline: 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., October 21, 2021.


Clark College online application

Current resume, with a minimum of three 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

Share this role online (there may be a referral fee*)

How to Apply

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Education, financial, and student.

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