Job Title:
Program Associate - College Access & Support

Washington Student Achievement Council

Link to application for this position:

$52,000-$62,000 DOE

Job Location:
917 Lakeridge Way
PO 43430
Olympia WA 98502

Application Deadline:

About the Position:
This Program Associate position is a new and exciting position within the College Access and Support division. The Program Associate will lead WSAC's innovative digital tools campaign for College Bound Scholarship students that will provide them with information about financial aid applications and program requirements in a unique way. This includes, but is not limited to, working with internal and external stakeholders and managing the day-to-day functions of the campaign. The Program Associate will also assist with 12th Year Campaign activities to support sites with college admissions and financial aid application work. This position will engage with school staff, community-based partners and students to provide support around college access topics both digitally and in-person. The Program Associate is expected to travel statewide for up to 40% of the time.


Some of what you'll be doing:
Digital Tools Campaign 
Serving as program lead for the digital tools campaign. Creating program plans for the digital tools campaign in collaboration with the Associate Director of College Access and Support, the College Bound Scholarship Program Associate for Communication and Outreach and the Communications Division. Working with the GEAR UP Program Associate for division best practices on digital engagement. Serving as program lead when working with digital tools vendor(s) and managing related contracts.

Creating and leading outreach efforts to engage students with the digital content.12th Year Campaign– Site Recruitment, Training and Support Maintaining relationships and providing support to current 12th Year Campaign sites; leveraging their expertise in establishing new 12th Year Campaign sites. Ensuring day-to-day implementation of the 12th Year Campaign (college application campaigns, FAFSA/WASFA filing and summer melt prevention).In collaboration with host sites, recruiting, training and maintaining relationships with volunteers. Training student support partners (college access programs, K-12 stakeholders, etc.) regarding event specifics and logistics, application, financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Required Education, Experience and Competencies

Bachelor's degree. Experience working in communications or marketing. Experience in community and/or education outreach. Demonstrated successful experience in program administration and/or project management. Demonstrated experience presenting complex information to small and large groups. Demonstrated ability to initialize, plan and execute work plans. Detail-oriented and accurate with strong organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with a team, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple and differing projects, tasks and assignments to ensure deadlines are met. Excellent interpersonal, written, public speaking and oral communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Commitment to an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment. Demonstrated ability to remain flexible in an environment of changing priorities. Able to travel in state for up to 40% of the time. Experience with Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.Preferred/ Desired Education, Experience and Competencies Master's degree in education or a related field. Two years working in admissions, financial aid or other higher education-related field. Two years of project management experience. Experience working with schools, community-based organizations, and/or postsecondary institutions. Experience working with volunteers. Experience in data collection, evaluation and/or program reporting. Experience working with underrepresented/first generation students and their families. Experience working with social media platforms in a professional capacity. Fluency, or near-native fluency in Spanish. Ability to read, write and present relevant content in Spanish.

Will you accept electronic resumes?:

Supplemental Information

Application Procedures

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Attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

Letter of Application. A letter of application that addresses how you meet the required education and experience described in this announcement. Applications with generic cover letters will be considered nonresponsive and may eliminate the application from further consideration.

Resume. A chronological resume including your education and professional experience.

References. A list of names, titles and current telephone numbers of three (3) employment references.


Supplemental questions.

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