Position Description / Details
This position will assist the Director of Access and TRIO with daily operations, development, and achievement of the goals and objectives of the TRIO Upward Bound (UB) program. This position: oversees the daily functions of the year-round program (academic year and summer components); trains and supervises academic year staff and assists in the supervision of part-time summer staff; oversees the recruitment and selection of participants; develops and implements academic programming during the academic year and summer program; and prepares proposals and reports required by various constituencies.
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 value 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.
Assist the Director of Access & TRIO in project administration including:
- Oversee day-to-day operations of the academic school year, and summer components.
- Selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of program staff.
- Represent Peninsula College and the program as a speaker, presenter, or in similar capacities in high schools, service clubs, community events, and other activities of a similar nature.
- Prepare proposals and reports as required by the U.S. Department of Education, Peninsula College and other organizations.
- Maintain student records and compile statistical data on participants.
- Program evaluation and assessment of effectiveness of services delivered.
Coordinate, prepare materials, delegate tasks for, implement, participate, evaluate, and follow up on:
- Events, field trips, campus tours, facilities and services related to high school completion and transition to post-secondary education.
- Development of curriculum, policies, procedures and schedules.
- Individual meetings and/or small group workshops for students and parents.
- Student academic performance and engagement in program requirements.
- Identifying and actively recruiting qualified students, assisting students and parents with application paperwork, and making recommendations for final selection into program.
- School year and summer food programs.
- Special projects.
- Act as primary staff person regarding gathering data necessary to complete Annual Performance Report to U.S. Department of Education.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with high school principals, tribal representatives, counselors, teachers, parents and college personnel.
- Develop and maintain office procedures and policies.
Other Work Activities
- Attend staff meetings.
- Participate in training and professional development.
- Participate in appropriate departmental and other college training programs and off campus staff development workshops in addition to TRIO conferences and training workshops.
- Serve on college committees and participate in local, state, regional and/or national professional organizations.
- Other duties as assigned.
Duties of the position require knowledge and experience
- Previous TRIO experience preferred.
- Working with low-income, first generation, disadvantaged and/or minority students.
- With planning, coordinating, and implementing program activities.
- With residential programs.
- If postsecondary admission, enrollment, housing, and financial aid procedures.
- 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.
- 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.
- Evidence of working positively and effectively with a diverse population.
- Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and data base systems.
Duties of the position require the ability to
- Operate a vehicle and have a driver’s license in good standing.
- To use computers and office equipment and organize and prioritize work in a fast-paced office environment is essential.
- Operate computer with proficiency in Word, Excel and data base systems.
- Communicate effectively, both oral and written.
- Speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English.
- Communicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers.
Required physical abilities
- Requires sitting, keyboarding, or standing for extended periods of time.
- Requires the ability to walk for longer periods, at times on uneven terrain.
- Drive long distances.
Required work schedule and work environment
- Office setting and local schools.
- Generally, work schedule Monday-Friday within the 8-5 or 9-6 time frame.
- Position will require travel on a regular basis and overnight travel on occasion.
- Some evening and weekend work.
- Summer program requires overnights, travel, and longer hours.
Required education or certificates
- Associate's degree required. Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field preferred.
- Individuals who have succeeded in overcoming the disadvantages of circumstances, like those in Upward Bound/TRIO programs participants, are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Full-time annual exempt position.
- Salary: Up to $40,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan; 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.
- 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.
- 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.
A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
- a current resume,
- 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
Email: email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
Application forms submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.