Education Coordinator/Instructor at the Special Commitment Center
Location: Steilacoom, Washington
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: A2302
The mission of Pierce College is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.
Recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation (2021), Pierce College is an innovative, mission-driven, data-informed, and equity-minded community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals, with a focus on racial and social equity and justice.
Reporting to the President of Fort Steilacoom of Pierce College District, the Education Coordinator/Instructor at the Special Commitment Center will be initiating, implementing, and maintaining education programs and services, teaching Adult Basic Education and pre-vocational classes, and supervising one full-time instructor and part-time instructors as needed.
About the District
The college enjoys a strong presence in the community and participates in numerous partnerships with business, community, government, and educational organizations.
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Located on a beautiful 140-acre site adjacent to a 340-acre community, recreational park, and Waughop Lake. Want a feel for our District, take a peek with aerial campus views!
Pierce College at Puyallup
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Pierce College at JBLM
Located at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord military sites, serving many of our military and active duty families serving our country.
Pierce College at SCC
The Special Commitment Center is a highly structured and secure treatment setting located on McNeil Island in the beautiful Puget Sound. Our program treats individuals who are detained and/or civilly committed under RCW 71.09 and assists them in addressing their sexual offending and unique individual treatment needs.
The Education Coordinator/Instructor will be responsible for the following, but not limited to:
Administration Coordinate and perform all administrative functions necessary for the SCC resident education program to operate successfully, including but not limited to the following: developing educational and psycho-educational class schedules; monitoring all curricula development and implementation; hiring, training, and supervising all Pierce College staff; acting as a liaison between the SCC administration and Pierce College administration; coordinating educational programs with the SCC clinical treatment teams and the SCC vocational program manager; and monitoring the yearly contract budget and accompanying fiscal responsibilities.
Reporting Requirements Submit the following documentation and reports to the SCC Clinical Director or designee and the SCC Clinical Treatment Team (specific submission dates shall be determined by the SCC Clinical Director or designee at the beginning of each education program period): resident attendance records and progress notes for each course taught to SCC residents by Instructor; and a report at the end of each quarter describing the classes and Psycho-Educational Modules taught to SCC residents by Instructor, including expected student outcomes and whether students met these expectations, the methods used to ensure resident success in completing each course (i.e. homework, classroom discussion, oral presentations, exams, attendance requirements) and any concerns or problems encountered, etc.
Open Lab The following five (5) programs and classes run concurrently during open lab time:
Technology Lab- Instruct SCC residents in the appropriate use of computer technology to support class objectives, fulfill treatment goals, and prepare residents for transition into the community.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Courses- Instruct SCC Special Needs Residents in ABE courses that meet requirements of the Washington State Office of Adult Literacy Basic Skills Competencies.
College-level Courses- Coordinate academic courses required for SCC residents to earn Associate and Bachelor Degrees.
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation- Instruct SCC Residents in the following five (5) academic areas: math, social studies, language arts. and science as needed to qualify and test for a GED.
Workshops Facilitate Brighter Futures workshops for SCC residents in the areas of media and culture, arts and literature, sports and recreation, history and current events, and science and philosophy.
Psycho-Educational Modules Facilitate psycho-educational modules to be offered as part of each resident's treatment program. The current module is titled Debt and Budgeting (Regular Track and Special Needs) and focuses on budgeting, saving money, using credit wisely, and financial goal setting. Prepare and present treatment support and workshop data as it pertains to the American Disability Act and High Acuity population.
Technical Component Create and convert digital files to various formats, recording and editing software and troubleshooting computer issues. Work with Clinical Department to develop and present in-person and video recorded seminars as well as facility wide learning modules for new staff trainings.
To be considered for this position, applicants must
Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.
Complete the online application profile and apply for the specific job opening at: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr
Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. (Cover Letter)
Upload (attach) detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Transcripts are not required in order to apply for this position; however, if you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to submit copies of unofficial transcripts showing completion of the required level of education. Please upload current copies of your transcripts, if available. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts must include degree received and conferral date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: www.naces.org/members.htm (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required upon hire). (Transcripts)
Upload (attach) a list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)
Provide a response to the following question: (Supplemental Question)
How does this position impact the College's goal to support all students and to achieve racial and social equity in pursuit of mission?
To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time administrative - exempt position. The primary work location will be at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island. A ferry ride to and from McNeil Island is required to get to the work site. Travel to Pierce College campuses or other sites may occur. Standard work hours are between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours required.
Salary & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $76,675 annually. Your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long- term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our Benefits and Leave website at: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr- benefits.
Physical Work Environment
This position works in an indoor environment, and occasionally outdoors. During extreme tides, it can be difficult for those with limited mobility to ascend/descend the ferry ramp.
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.
Screening & Interview Process
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment
Pierce College is a “fully vaccinated campus” under the state’s higher education guidance, which means that COVID-19 vaccination (or allowable exemption) will be required for all employees and students. More information can be found here:Vaccination Requirements.
Prior to the start of employment, the finalist for this position will be subject to a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 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.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law RCW 28B.112.080.
An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. Decisions are made without regard to 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.
For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, please contact the Human Resources office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Education Administration or related field.
Experience working with a diverse population of students and employees.
Experience supervising the delivery of educational programs and services, working collaboratively within a team environment.
Demonstrated understanding of maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality in a highly restrictive environment.
Experience teaching basic skills to students with a wide variety of abilities, including developmentally disabled adults.
Demonstrated ability to update and develop curricula.
Strong communications skills, including: o Communicates clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing with individuals and groups. o Ability to work effectively with volunteers, students, residents, patients, treatment providers and other groups in which there is no employment relationship.
Demonstrated ability to meet the various learning styles and needs of individuals or groups.
Commitment to meeting the needs of students from marginalized and minoritized backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to comply with all applicable policies, rules, procedures, and regulations.
Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment
Must pass the Special Commitment Center's new employee orientation.
Must pass in-depth Washington State Patrol and FBI background checks.
Independently analyze complex problems and judge best solution or action to resolve or respond to difficult situations.
Effectively communicate with individuals with mental illnesses and/or intellectual disabilities.
Coordinate with others inside or outside the organization to share information, make decisions, arrange for services or other assistance, and/or implement solutions to problems or complaints.
Listen attentively, identify issues, provide options, fulfill services, and/or exercise knowledge of laws and regulations to assist others and/or resolve complaints or conflicts.
Explain and enforce laws, regulations, and consequences of non-compliance. Report cases of non-compliance, sharing necessary information with appropriate authorities.
Track/monitor contracts to ensure terms and deadlines are met, review contract proposals for compliance with policies, etc., and/or modify contracts in accordance with guidelines.
In 1967, more than 1,500 students walked through the doors of Pierce College sites with a special goal in mind: to further their education inside their own community. Then called Clover Park Community College, students attended classes in a variety of locations throughout Pierce County. The college held its first graduation ceremony on June 7, 1968. Seven students earned their associate degrees, and more than 200 completed the college’s Adult High School program that year. After a successful first year, the first order of business was to change the name to Fort Steilacoom Community College. A permanent campus was established on 146 acres overlooking Fort Steilacoom Park and Lake Waughop. In 1987, the college began focusing on expansion and growth of the Puyallup site. The college purchased 123 acres near South Hill, and the new campus’ first permanent building, the Gaspard Education Center, was dedicated in 1990. The campus continued to expand, and in 1996 the Brouillet Library Science building opened. Pierce College Puyallup was recognized by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges in 1999 as the state’s 34th community college and the second college in Pierce College District 11.