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11 Apr 2022

Full-Time Program Manager A – Data Certification

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent classified Program Manager A – Data Certification. This position will work collaboratively with the department chair of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching Preschool – 3rd grade (BASTE) program in the operation and administrative duties of the degree program. This position will act as the Teacher Certification Officer for the college as well as the Data Administrator for the BAS TE program and fulfill requirements outlined by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB). The data certification manager will also work directly with local ECE programs and school districts in order to assist with field experiences and residency teaching placements to ensure a diversity of experiences across the degree program. This position will create and coordinate Memorandums of Understandings with early learning school environments and maintain the agreed upon requirements. Requires case management to assure the BASTE student candidates meet all requirements for teacher certification and provide support and guidance for wrap-around services where needed. This position manages the data required by accreditation and/or teacher certification reporting. If your passion is organizing and maintaining data for certification processes in the field of education, this position is for you!

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: Brad Avakian, Vice President of Human Resources, 360-992-2986,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 115, 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:
• Work collaboratively with department faculty as well as college and community stakeholders to meet program needs and evaluate feedback for ongoing program improvement
• Commit to moving college and department initiatives forward for equity, social justice, and positive college culture
• Manage student placements to ensure they have a variety of experiences to meet NAEYC and PESB standards
• Track students contact hours in placements
• Assist students with obtaining a portable background check and pre-residency clearance through OSPI
• Manage student issues during placement to ensure faculty can address issues with students and placement site
• Facilitate changes in placements for students if necessary
• Coordinate field experience supervisors
• Maintain procedures and implement a smooth process for students to register for practicum, field experience, and residency classes.
• Create, maintain, and update master spreadsheets with current/changed information accurately and in a timely manner.
• Prepare and maintain student teaching applications and database; facilitate correspondence with students regarding placement; conduct certification seminar for student teachers.
• Notify all students when a placement is confirmed, or changed, via phone. At the same time, give specific instructions and answer questions about the placement.
• Serves as the Clark College Field Experience Placement Officer to liaison with the PESB and OSPI
• Assist BAS-T students with the certification application
• Attend PESB Certification Officer trainings and meetings
• Track PESB changes to endorsement competencies and inform program
• Track changes in standardized assessments required for certification and inform program
• Create, maintain, and update master spreadsheets (personal and Google docs) with current/changed information accurately and in a timely manner.
• Prepare and present data for faculty, staff, advisory boards, and community stakeholders
• Stay current with Washington State teacher certification requirements (may require travel).
• Track students’ progress towards certification requirements and inform them of upcoming deadline; counsel them if they are at risk of not meeting requirements
• Communicate with faculty as needed to promote and maintain student success
• Support relationships with Human Resource departments at local school districts and early learning programs
• Ensure MOU’s are created, signed, and up to date
• Update information to districts regarding program changes and expectations.
• Maintain a positive, working relationship between the college and the school districts.
• 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:

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in ECE, Social Work Human Services or related field or equivalent related work experience.
• Experience working with at-risk populations.
• Experience working with data collection, maintenance, or related work experiences that are transferrable
• Experience working in an early learning setting
• Experience with Excel, SharePoint
• Strong organizational skills
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.

Starting Salary: $3792/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., April 25, 2022.

• 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

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
April 8, 2022

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: applied sciences, Clark College, ECE, Higher Education, and social sciences.

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