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The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and administering the Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities alternative route teaching certification program in collaboration with district partners. This grant funded position will work closely with program candidates to establish credit for prior learning/work experience and provide support, advising, and mentoring to candidates. This position will serve as the main point of contact and the liaison between partnering districts and WSU Tri-Cities.
WSU Tri-Cities College of Education will partner with Grandview, Kennewick, Pasco, Prosser, and Richland School Districts.
This is a grant-funded position and is contingent upon ongoing receipt of funding.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. Experience leading or directing the work of others. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.
Demonstrated management, organization, communication, coordination and leadership skills.
Experience with programs related to student retention and/or student success.
Experience with compliance and state/federal program coordination at an institution of higher education.
Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment and leadership, including the ability to work independently.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
More than 1,500 students attend WSU at the 201-acre campus, located along the banks of the Columbia River in Richland, the heart of Washington’s wine country. WSU Tri-Cities offers 19 bachelor’s degrees, 10 master’s degrees, and 10 doctoral degrees, with an emphasis on the STEM disciplines. The campus began admitting freshmen in 2007. In June, the campus dedicated the new Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center. The teaching and research facility is considered one of the most technologically advanced wine science centers in the world. It is expected to become a magnet for collaboration among industry members, students, and researchers from around the globe. Because of the campus’s location next to world renowned engineering firms, federal agencies, and a national laboratory, students interact with eminent professors engaged in leading research and with community and industry leaders committed to providing internships and practical career experiences.
WSU Tri-Cities is located in Richland, Washington, which, along with Kennewick and Pasco, make up the Tri-Cities.
Richland offers an enviable combination of natural amenities and city services that contributes to a high quality of life. Named one of the best places in the U.S. to raise children, according to Kiplinger.com, Richland’s ranking was based on the number of public parks and playgrounds, the money spent on educating children, income levels, and affordability.
The Tri-Cities region, which enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, allows year-around outdoor activities. The confluence of the Snake, Yakima, and Columbia rivers has produced an aquatic playground that beckons water lovers from across the region.
Professional sport teams include the Tri-Cities Americans WHL ice-hockey team, Tri-City Dust Devils baseball team, and the Tri-Cities Fever arena football team. Golf is one of the Tri-Cities most popular sports, with ten beautiful courses available in the area.
Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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