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Job Title

Policy Associate, Workforce Education

Company

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Location

Olympia, Washington

Job Description

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is seeking a Policy Associate for Workforce Education 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 support the SBCTC by providing leadership for workforce education programs primarily supporting low income students.  The position is also responsible for the direct supervision of one Program Administrator who supports the WorkFirst and Basic Food Employment & Training programs. The position reports to the Director, Workforce Education. 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.

 

Principal ACTIVITIES

Manage SBCTC’s WorkFirst Delivery Agreement

·         Agency lead for WorkFirst, coordinating with Workforce Education, OAL and research staff

·         Facilitate team meetings

·         Distribute/reallocate funds in coordination with budget staff and Director

·         Draft and implement the WorkFirst Delivery Agreement

·         Provide related reports to stakeholders

·         Oversee contracts with private career schools

·         Provide technical assistance to colleges

·         Troubleshoot WorkFirst policy, operations, and partnership issues

·         Represent State Board at WorkFirst Sub 2, Sub 3, and on partnership-wide subcommittees

·         Develop policy that will improve opportunities for WorkFirst students attending community colleges

·         Provide leadership & guidance on behalf of the State Board for Federal and State WorkFirst legislative issues and concerns

 

 

 

Supervise SBCTC’s Internal Control/Work Verification process

·         Provide leadership and guidance to Program Administrator

·         Review of Processes and procedures for supervising, documenting, reporting and verification of federal WorkFirst college participation compliance

·         Review of educational programming content for compliance with federal definitions

·         Technical Assistance

·         Provide both onsite and desk level program monitoring

·         Supervise scheduled quality review of representative caseload sample

o    Coordinate with colleges to obtain documentation

o    Review documentation accuracy

o    Review coding in eJAS for accuracy

o    Review educational component for compliance with federal definitions

o    Identify error trends

o    Provide technical assistance, follow-up, and guidance

·         Provide related reports to stakeholders

 

Supervise SBCTC’s administration of the Basic Food Employment and Training program (BF E&T)

·         Agency lead for BF E&T, coordinating with Department of Health and Human Services, nonprofit agencies, Employment Security, on behalf of the community and technical colleges

·         Troubleshoot program, policy, and partnership issues

·         Develop policy that will improve opportunities to obtain training and livable wage jobs for low-income, food stamp eligible  students, attending community college

·         Provide technical assistance to colleges

·         Provide related reports to stakeholders

·         Develop opportunities for program expansion and outreach efforts

·         Technical assistance

·         Coordination with partner agencies

·         Developing uniform systems and processes (coding, tracking, billing, etc.) to be used by all participating colleges

·         Budget development and assistance in fiscal reimbursement

·         Perform other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

·      Two years of related professional experience.

·      Experience with workforce education programs and/or related programs.

·      Experience managing multiple activities and projects to successful completion.

 

Preferred qualifications include:

·      Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

·      Experience with data analysis and trend identification.

 

 

 

 

COMPENSATION

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.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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 Pamela Kelly, Human Resource Consultant 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 employment@sbctc.edu; or, by fax (360) 704-4415.  Recruitment will be ongoing until the position is filled.    To ensure full consideration, return your completed materials by 5 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2013.  First screening of applications will begin on Monday, January 28, 2013.

 

Questions regarding this position or the State Board for Community and Technical College (SBCTC) recruitment process may be directed to Pamela 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.

 

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

 

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.

Position Type

Full-Time

Job Functions

Workforce Education

Department/Division

Benefits

401(k), Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Training, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, Tuition Reimbursement

Salary Range

$77,103 Annually

Travel Level

Medium

Education

Minimum Experience

Professional Designation

Contact Name

Pamela Kelly

Contact Phone

360-704-4301

Contact Fax

360-704-4415

Contact E-mail Address

employment@sbctc.edu

Approved

Yes

Approval Date

1/9/2013 3:46 PM
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