Job Details

Education Program Director - Larch Corrections Center

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Salary Range: $70,346 annually

Close Date: 08/04/2020

Are you passionate about providing access to educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals? Can you collaborate with faculty, staff and other stakeholders to ensure a welcoming and supportive environment with students of diverse multicultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our Clark College team as the Education Program Director at Larch Corrections Center. This position is full-time, exempt. We value collaboration and are dedicated towards guiding students toward the achievement of their academic and career goals.

The Education Program Director at Larch Corrections Center will provide oversight and leadership of Clark College Education programs within a prison setting. Responsibilities include: planning, scheduling, and evaluating programs; hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating faculty and staff; submitting grant applications and reports and ensuring grant goals and objectives are met; developing and monitoring budgets; balancing goals of Clark College, Department of Corrections (DOC), and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC); and ensuring compliance with college policies, SBCTC and DOC policies, and applicable state and federal laws. This position reports to the Dean of Workforce, Professional and Technical Education and STEM; this position also reports to the Larch Corrections Superintendent, or designee. This is a grant funded position and is renewable pending continued funding of the contract between DOC and SBCTC.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, Core themes, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversee the day-to-day operations of the education program in compliance with DOC policies and procedures.
• Work collaboratively with College, DOC, SBCTC and other administrators; maintain effective communication channels and relationships.
• Conduct educational needs assessment for a 480-bed facility.
• Design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive credit-based educational program including basic education, and vocational/technical education.
• Oversee enrollment and registrations to ensure accuracy of data and maintain adherence DOC, Clark College and SBCTC policies and procedures.
• Develop and manage grants.
• Collect and disseminate data needed for reports, proposals, grants and budgets.
• Generate quarterly and annual reports to meet compliance requirements.
• Prepare budgets, approve and monitor expenditures and pursue alternative funds as available and appropriate.
• Provide leadership and supervision to faculty and staff (recruit, select, train, evaluate and schedule) in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and College policies.
• Oversee the information technology needs required to deliver instruction and partner with Clark College Information Technology department as needed.
• Oversee GED and placement testing.
• Participate in Clark College, DOC and SBCTC meetings as required.
• Other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:
• Possess reliable means of personal transportation, the ability and willingness to commute through the Cascade foothills in winter driving conditions that may include snow and ice, and the ability and willingness to attend a six-week Department of Corrections Core Training outside the local area.
• The ability and willingness to complete annual in-service training, and pass routine criminal background checks in order to maintain NCIS security clearance standards established by the Washington Department of Corrections.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
• Two years’ experience teaching, counseling and/or advising adult learners.
• Two years’ successful experience as an administrator or manager responsible for program oversight.
• Two years managerial experience in an adult education program. Consideration given to managerial experience in similar environments and/or in programs serving similar populations.
• Demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Salary Statement:
$70,346 annually
Benefits include vacation/sick leave, medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application
• Current résumé
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).
• Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application
1. Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.

Please apply online at To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., August 4, 2020.
Condition of employment:
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. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
July 21, 2020

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