Position Description / Details
Peninsula College is seeking a creative, innovative, and collaborative Manager to join our team. Under general supervision of the Associate Dean for Student Success, this position is responsible for managing the Services for Students with Disabilities program. This position will also serve as the team lead for coordinating support services for veterans. Responsibilities include helping students navigate an educational pathway from entry to completion within a Guided Pathways framework focused on equity and student success.
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. It is arguably the most beautiful community college setting in the United States. The region is also home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.
As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision. The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College serves more than 4670 students (1400 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings. The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.
The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which values respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration. The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place. Click here for a video about Peninsula College.
- Services for Students with Disabilities:
- Collaborate with instructional faculty, faculty advisors, and administrators to deliver comprehensive services to students with disabilities.
- Work with students during the intake process: communicate with students regarding documentation requirements; gather and review documentation; determine accommodations; and identify appropriate assistive technology.
- Maintain SSD website and documents so they are compliant with OCR guidelines.
- Communication and collaboration with community and campus partners.
- Promote disability awareness on campus.
- Veterans Support Services duties:
- Lead the veteran support services team.
- Communication and collaboration with veterans support services team, community and campus partners to deliver comprehensive information, services, supports, and programming to veteran and dependent students.
- Promote awareness of veteran student needs.
- Student Success Navigator duties:
- Assist students with course selection and the development of academic plans.
- Advise new/prospective students of requirements for academic transfer and professional/technical programs and/or degrees.
- Assist Students in clarifying career, educational, and life goals through career exploration in EAB Navigate.
- Assist students in determining a program of study within two quarters of enrollment.
- Assist with monitoring student progress towards completion using campus tools (Degree Audit, EAB Navigate, FA Portal etc.).
- Initiate supportive interventions for students and refer them to a counselor or other college or external resources as appropriate.
- Participate as key team member in development and implementation of the campus-wide Guided Pathways strategic priority.
- Support supervisor with the implementation and use of EAB Navigate and other tools.
- Budget Management of Services for Students with Disabilities accounts.
- Supervision of staff.
- Assignment of workload and tasks.
- Provide oversight and direction to staff.
- Serve on college committees and represent Peninsula College’s SSD programs at local, regional, state, and national conferences and meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
Other Work Activities
- Participation on workgroups and committees.
Duties of the position require knowledge and experience
- Detail oriented, communication skills, analytical, familiar with medical and psychological testing and interpreting results, familiar with accommodations and how to determine which ones to give, familiarity with assistive technology, working knowledge of Sections 504 and 508 of Rehabilitation Act, ADA, ADAAA, other applicable laws, statutes, and litigation pertaining to disability services in higher education.
- Awareness of the needs of veteran students and best practices for supporting the transition to college and persistence to graduation.
- Experience working with students with disabilities and veterans.
- Experience with educational/career planning in higher education experience.
- Experience and knowledge of assistive technologies.
- Budget Management-detail oriented, excel, FMS (or similar).
- Supervision of staff-supervision experience, communication skills.
- Ability to successfully collaborate with faculty, staff, community members, and students as part of an effective student development team.
- Evidence of strong organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to take initiative.
- Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and data base systems.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. Includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and to communicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers.
Duties of the position require the ability to
- Use Outlook, Excel, Word, databases, Form Stack, web page editing, and other office tools.
Required physical abilities
- Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to read or scribe exams.
Required work schedule and work environment
- Follow building schedule, typically 8-5.
Required education or certificates
- Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred.
- Preferred focus on student services in higher education, Social Work, special education, psychology, or other related field.
- Annual full time, exempt position.
- Starting salary: $50,000
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $916.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development.
- Peninsula College is a qualified employer for the PSLF program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
- Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Peninsula College Employee Tuition Program.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- 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 complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
- a current resume,
- unofficial transcript, and
- three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.
Link to: Online Application
Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission.
Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 417-6298
Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.