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Assistant/Associate Director

Do meaningful work in support of helping students access and complete higher education!

The Assistant/Associate Director works closely with Independent Colleges of Washington’s (ICW) Vice President to organize and manage the Washington Student Engagement Networks (WA-SEN) initiative, which is primarily funded through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a broader statewide initiative.

Now in its fifth year, WA-SEN seeks to increase educational attainment and advance equity by creating an inclusive unified student voice to engage and educate policymakers about the importance of supporting higher education for all Washingtonians. The role is full-time, exempt.

This multi-year grant-funded leadership opportunity is ideal for a detail-driven individual motivated to share their passion and enthusiasm for access to higher education—regardless of socioeconomic circumstance—across the state of Washington.


Job Summary

Headquartered in King County and based out of a downtown-Seattle office*, the ideal candidate will lead five regional coordinators (all are currently enrolled students) and a network of campus liaisons and student advocates in educating state legislators about the importance of financial aid, higher education attainment, and equity in education.

WA-SEN program priorities, focus areas, and key messaging is developed in partnership with the College Promise Coalition (Coalition). The successful candidate will lead student constituents across a network of 50 campuses (34 two-year public community colleges, 10 four-year, private, not-for-profit universities, and six four-year public baccalaureate universities) and mobilize around a common agenda through an equity lens.

Supporting WA-SEN's work is an Advisory Committee, with representatives from these Coalition partners:

• College Success Foundation

• Council of Presidents

• Independent Colleges of Washington

• State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

• Washington Student Association


Qualifications and Desired Skills:

§ At least 3-5 years of experience in college student affairs or community organizing, advocacy programming, and leading teams

§ Baccalaureate degree preferred; associate degree with additional experience welcomed

§ Clear and convincing speaker and writer

§ Excellent organization, event, and program management skills

§ Knowledge of the legislative process in Washington

§ Knowledge of campus life

§ Experience in coalition building and/or inspiring and leading a diverse body of student volunteers leading through a racial justice and social equity lens

§ Digital media/interactive content marketing and web publishing a plus

§ Available to travel statewide under state health safety guidelines

§ Valid driver’s license and reliable car with insurance

*Independent Colleges of Washington is operating under public health guidelines for masks, physical distancing, and other protocols, including hybrid schedule and reduced density in the office.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to develop a staff that is reflective of the diversity of our society and colleges. Diversity is fundamentally important to the mission of ICW. Employee selection decisions are based on qualifications and work experience. It is the policy of ICW to recruit, hire, train, pay, retain, and promote employees without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, disability, age, marital status, parental status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Assistant/Associate Director

Do meaningful work in support of helping students access and complete higher education!

The Assistant/Associate Director works closely with Independent Colleges of Washington’s (ICW) Vice President to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    December 6, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $57,000 - USD $65,000
/ year

Benefits

Competitive benefits package, including retirement, paid employee medical and dental insurance, paid annual leave, and ORCA card. Travel* covered.

Competitive benefits package, including retirement, paid employee medical and dental insurance, paid annual leave, and ORCA card. Travel* covered.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

Please email resume to jobs(at)ICWashington.org. Position will remain open until filled. Please reference “WA-SEN Assistant/Associate Director” in the subject line.

Please email resume to jobs(at)ICWashington.org. Position will remain open until filled. Please reference “WA-SEN Assistant/Associate Director” in the subject line.

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