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15 Aug 2023

Full-Time Program Specialist 2 – Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

recruitment@clark.edu – Posted by recruitment@clark.edu Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent classified Program Specialist 2 to support the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Pathway program. The LEP Pathway program is funded by ORIA (Office of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance) to provide ESL classes levels 1-6 for refugees and immigrants and is part of the College’s Transitional Studies department.
This position is a funded position with a year-to-year contract (expected duration through September 2028). Continuation is dependent upon annual renewal of the funding.
The LEP Program Specialist 2 reports to the LEP Administrative Services Manager and can expect to work at the Columbia Tech Center (CTC) location Monday – Thursday and remote on Fridays.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


  • Track and report contract deliverables in eJAS, ORIA’s data management system. Deliverables include student participation hours and notes, education plans, intake results, and support services.
  • Verify and update students’ demographics data quarterly.
  • Assist students with admissions and class registration.
  • Lead student support services program by ordering, tracking, and circulating technology devices and books.
  • Proctor CASAS testing and prepare quarterly progress reports.
  • Assist students with technology trouble shooting.
  • Coordinate, track, and report student self-study activities during breaks between quarters to meet required participation hours.
  • Maintain LEP Teams site, organizing and saving back-up documentation, reports, and schedules.
  • Interpret, apply, and maintain compliance with college policies and procedures, as well ORIA program deliverables.
  • Help develop program policies and procedures by providing input for areas of responsibility.
  • Attend regional ORIA meetings.
  • Perform related duties as required.

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 and Experience: Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Computer Skills: proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel (advanced), Outlook, and Teams.  
  • Customer Service: provide service that consistently meets or exceeds the needs of students, colleagues, and the community. Build and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction with the services offered by the college.


  • Ability to produce accurate and timely work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • 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.


  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability).
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  Salary Range: $3,537-$4,723/month | Step A-M (commensurate with qualifications and experience) | Range: 42 | Code: 107I
Successful candidates typically start at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., September 19, 2023.


  •  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 www.clark.edu/jobs

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105 or email re*********@cl***.edu.

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 se***************@cl***.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.

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, gg******@cl***.edu, 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
August 14, 2023

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Clark College, College, ESL, higher ed, LEP, and Program Specialist 2. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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