The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is seeking a Policy Associate for Student Services to join the SBCTC team. This full-time position is based in Olympia (State Board has office locations in Bellevue, Olympia and Spokane) and will provide policy development, policy analysis and support for a wide range of related student services areas in collaboration with community and technical college representatives. This position reports to the Director of Student Services. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit SBCTC’s web site (www.sbctc.edu) to gain insight into the agency’s mission and system direction.
SBCTC VISION AND MISSION
Our vision is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve greater global competiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state’s residents. We support and empower the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges to increase higher education opportunities and student participation through advocacy, resources, information, leadership and accountability. Our values are focused on customer service, integrity, humor/exuberance, expertise, and effective communication.
· Project management to help develop and implement system initiatives with representatives from colleges.
· Serve as the liaison to student services councils and committees.
· Collaboratively analyze and recommend appropriate policy direction and legislation related to student services, student access, student retention and progression, and other areas related to student services.
· Provide opportunities for increased articulation between and among the public schools, higher education and workforce training communities to improve student mobility and achievement of students’ educational goals.
· Provide technical assistance to the college system in the area of student services, including interpretation of policies and procedures.
· Communicate with legislators and legislative staff about policy issues related to student services.
· Perform other related work as required.
The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively, think creatively, act resourcefully, and exhibit excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
· A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of related experience and/or education.
· Five years relate professional experience.
· Project management involving multiple stakeholders.
· Group facilitation skills.
· Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications.
· Demonstrated knowledge and competencies related to promoting diversity and equity.
· Success working with individuals from diverse populations.
· Experience providing support services to adult learners.
· Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in related area.
The annual compensation for this position is $77,103. Washington State has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For health benefit information you may go to www.hca.wa.gov. The position is eligible to participate in the State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP) and Public Employees Retirement System.
Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:
- Letter of interest specifically addressing how your background qualifies you to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
- Current, detailed resume.
- List of three or more professional references with contact information.
Please send application materials to the attention of John Boesenberg, Deputy Executive Director for Human Resources at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Human Resource Office, 1300 Quince Street SE, PO Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495; by email firstname.lastname@example.org; or, by fax (360) 704-4415. Recruitment will be ongoing until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, return your completed materials by 5 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012. First screening of applications will begin on Monday, September 24, 2012.
Questions regarding this position or the State Board for Community and Technical College (SBCTC) recruitment process may be directed to Pam Kelly, Human Resource Consultant at (360) 704-4301. Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.
Please be aware that agency hiring authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing (800) 833-6388 or voice (800) 833-6384.