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Associate Director, Washington Campus Compact
About the Position: The Associate Director will join a dynamic team dedicated to strengthening a statewide network of higher education institutions committed to advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities, educating students for civic and social responsibility, and working in partnerships to cultivate vital and sustainable communities across the state.

The Associate Director will help set goals and oversee the implementation of strategies to meet those goals.  They will oversee grants and program development, program and organizational assessment and evaluation, program management, staff supervision, organizational operations and event management.  The Associate Director will supervise and support staff to carry out the functions of the organization.  They will help frame Washington Campus Compact programs, training, and events through an educational equity lens.  They will provide training and technical support to staff and member campuses on various civic engagement and educational equity issues.

About the College/Department: Washington Campus Compact is a coalition of over 40 higher education institutions in Washington committed to advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities, educating students for civic and social responsibility and working in partnerships to cultivate vital and sustainable communities across the state.  Washington Campus Compact administers statewide national service grants focused on educational equity, improving college access of low-income youth, and alleviating poverty.  We provide training and networking opportunities to colleges and universities in the areas of educational equity, civic engagement, campus/community partnerships, and program/grant management.

Washington Campus Compact is hosted at Western Washington University in the University Relations & Marketing Department.  Western's mission is to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

Western Washington University with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty.  The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range.  The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia.  Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings. 
Position Responsibilities:
  • Grant and Program Development
    • Direct all grants and oversee program development
    • Supervise staff to manage grant programs and services
    • Cultivate a team approach to increase efficiencies and collaborations between staff to provide high quality service to campus members in a cost-effective manner
    • Lead staff to research and identify grant opportunities to support student engagement in Washington
    • Conduct literature reviews to identify supportive research, and use a theory of change model to design program and evaluation plans
    • Help identify funding priorities based on the needs of WACC and the member institutions
    • Create the necessary organizational systems to support long-term sustainable grant funding from diverse sources
    • Write grants, develop budgets, and assure compliance for all grants and programs developed
    • Hire and supervise program staff as needed
  • Evaluation and Assessment
    • Oversee all evaluation and assessment of programs and events
    • Develop and implement assessment tools that align with program performance measures and program theory of change model
    • Provide ongoing training and technical support to staff, subgrantees and program partners as needed
    • Synthesize and analyze program data and use it to make data-informed program recommendations
    • Write progress reports and content for marketing materials to report impacts of programs and services
    • Interface with national Campus Compact to implement the national survey
    • Oversee the completion of the minimum standards report
  • Educational Equity
    • Help frame programs and services through an educational equity lens and integrate equity and inclusion training into programs and services
  • Member Training/Network Development
    • Identify training needs of member campuses and oversee the planning and implementation of all training and networking events
    • Manage advisory committees and meetings, design content, develop timelines and agendas, create and manage budgets, oversee logistics, and supervise staff and volunteers
  • Staff Supervision and Direct Operations
    • Supervise staff, develop management systems, facilitate staff meetings, and help staff create individual work plans that align with WACC's annual work plan
    • Be responsible for operations for WACC
    • Oversee all fiscal and contractual functions of the department
    • Work with Western departments to generate necessary contracts and subcontracts, and develop and manage budgets
Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in civic engagement, education, or related field
  • Knowledge and experience in civic engagement and equity and inclusion fields
  • Experience with grant writing and directing
  • Program and budget development and directing experience
  • Experience in designing and presenting trainings to diverse audiences
  • Experience using Theory of Change models
  • Knowledge of research, assessment and evaluation principles and practices
  • Experience with assessment tool development (i.e. surveys, interview protocols)
  • Experience with higher education policies, practices, cultures, and priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong supervision skills and experience
  • Willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in civic engagement, education or related field
  • Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and using data to inform decisions
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, web-based survey software, and using web-based scholarly research databases
  • Knowledge of and experience with federal grant or national service programs (e.g. AmeriCorps, Vista, or similar program)
Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: Not applicable
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Applicants must apply online via Western’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at wwu.edu/jobs. A complete application should include 1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, including your demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, 2) a resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three professional references.
Other Information: Follow Western Employment on Facebook and @WWUEmployment on Twitter
Job Posted: 11/14/2017
Closing Date: 12/14/2017
Recruitment #: 170494
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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