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22 Feb 2023

Full-Time Program Specialist 2 – Nursing

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College’s Nursing Program is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent classified Program Specialist 2. The Program Specialist 2 is a dynamic position with two distinct yet related roles which support student success and effective program operations.   This role will work collaboratively with the administrative team and bring both administrative skills and experience in success coaching, including motivation techniques, and the ability to identify barriers, and suggest success strategies.   This is an opportunity to work one-on-one with students and in groups to help remove barriers to assist students in achieving their academic and career goals.  The position also provides essential administrative support and communication for several department program processes related to selective admission and batch enrollment. This position is expected to be hybrid (on-campus three days per week with an option for hybrid/remote work a maximum of two days per week) and will begin May 1, 2023.

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


  • Assist in the delivery of support services to nursing students to promote student progression and improve program completion rates.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Associate Director of Outcomes, Inclusion & Support regarding new student orientation and ongoing student support.
  • Offer individual appointments, group sessions, or workshops to assist students in navigating systems; remove barriers, develop components of an individualized success plan, and access resources and community services.
  • Support new student academic orientation by leading administrative organization and facilitating student support content.
  • Assist students in goal setting, time management, organizational techniques, and self-care strategies.
  • Provide referrals to financial assistance resources, housing, food, transportation, childcare, and/or scholarships.
  • Provide support and training on managing test anxiety, study tips, life balance, career counseling, resume building, and APA workshops.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with Clark College and community support services.
  • Maintain service delivery records and database with statistics required by nursing program accreditation and regulation.
  • Provide information to students, staff, professional partners, and the public regarding program content, policies, and activities through a variety of communication modalities (email, Canvas, Zoom, and formal documents). Direct specific inquiries from students to the appropriate nursing department or campus contact.
  • Work collaboratively with Nursing Department leadership and the college Advising Office personnel in the program entry process, maintain applicant status updates, and compose appropriate status notification letters to advise students of selection status.
  • Create and maintain accurate records of student selection and status; create, maintain, and update documents associated with scheduling and batch enrollment of all students in the nursing program. Utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, and SharePoint.
  • Manage multiple priorities within a dynamic environment, while providing appropriate support to students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative atmosphere.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, education, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience in student services or success coaching, or a related field.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 22-13.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine attestation status must be received 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.



  • 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.



  • 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 Range: $3,401-$4,540/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..



Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., March 7, 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

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’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,, 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

February 22, 2023 (updated)


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