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26 May 2022

Full-Time Program Coordinator – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent classified Program Coordinator in the Veterans Center of Excellence Department. This position supports outreach, support and programs in the Veterans Center of Excellence. The ideal candidate will be an equity-minded, military-connected and/or a Veteran who is passionate about serving Veterans. They will have demonstrated organizational proficiency and project organization skills. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, with the demonstrated ability to learn quickly and to work with a variety of topics and people. They will demonstrate strong project management and time management skills including operating independently, prioritizing tasks, and accomplishing complex initiatives within deadlines. The Program Coordinator will keep programs on schedule, within stated budgets and functioning smoothly. The Program Coordinator will build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We 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: 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.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Represent the Veterans Center of Excellence at community events and networking      opportunities.
• Ensure the Center provides a welcoming, safe environment for veteran students
• Work with Center staff to maintain existing services and plan and initiate new services/programs to meet the needs of veteran students.
• Collaborate with college staff to implement strategies aimed at increasing veteran student enrollment, retention and completion—including cultural events, orientation activities, and awareness activities for faculty and staff.
• Collaborate with peer mentors to ensure that ongoing connections with veteran students are made and maintained.
• Monitor and maintain the textbook lending library.
• Assist in the development, preparation, and updating of advising materials.
• Interpret and explain processes, rules, and regulations specific to VA benefits process.
• Participate in career and college fairs and student orientations.
• Implement strategies that lead to improved retention rates.
• Provide general expertise and information regarding the unique issues of veterans in higher education.
• Participate in college committees, as requested.
• Provide students with accurate and consistent information related to VA benefits.
• Posts and plans content for social media channels including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, including editing to ensure ADA accessibility and loading of photos and videos to college’s social media sites.
• Assists in the management of customer service aspects of social media including posting information and answering messages during working hours.
• Analyzes and determines how to best handle sensitive situations that may occur as a result of a comment, message, or other online interaction.
• Creates and maintains HTML email newsletters and mailing lists. Selects and prioritizes content based on college needs.
• Routes requests and inquiries, including those coming through social media, to appropriate individuals.
• Coordinate site tours of local business, schedule interview preparation opportunities and mock interviews, research and offer networking opportunities for veteran students.
• Work with a variety of partners to identify opportunities for veterans to engage in career readiness activities.
• Maintain records of activities and student participation and provide reports as requested related to program needs.
• Maintain working and networking relationships with community employers and organizations.
• Embraces diversity and actively collaborates effectively with a variety of students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds
• Participates in recruitment and retention of students at an individual and institutional level in promotion of student success.
• Embraces, understands and uses appropriate technology tools to accomplish job functions.
• Provides high quality, effective service to internal and external customers through continuous improvement and adoption of lean office practices.
• Manage multiple sub-projects with varying deadlines.
• Coordinate program promotion internally and externally.
• Primary point of contact for students, faculty, and outside partners involved with the program, and will coordinate student-centered educational, community-engagement, and career-development activities.
• Monitor implementation of program policies and practices.
• Support program growth and development as necessary.
• Coordinate program communications.
• Create and maintain program records, reports, presentations and proposals
• Other duties as assigned.

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:
• Associate degree in Education, Human Services, Business, or related areas of study
• Military-connected and/or Veteran.
• Experience maintaining records to document and/or update information in electronic form
• Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with individuals and groups within and outside the college.
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), Adobe Acrobat, and standard web interfaces.
• Demonstrate the use of technology for program operations, such as video conferencing technology, presentation software and other communications technologies.
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.

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
• 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.

Salary/Benefits: Starting Salary: $2,999/month Range: 38 Code: 107N
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., June 7, 2022.


• 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.

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 Human Resources
Month 24, 2022

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Clark College, College, higher ed, Higher Education, and Veterans. students.

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