Project Coordinator-ICATCH Grant
Whatcom Community College invites applications for the I-CATCH Project Coordinator position. This position is is a full-time, administrative exempt position funded by the Innovations in Creating Access To Careers in Healthcare (I-CATCH) grant program. This grant program is a regional collaborative program with other community and technical colleges designed to address barriers of poverty that keep many individuals from pursuing quality training that results in a living wage healthcare profession. This position primarily coordinates WCC's I-CATCH program and supports the progress and completion of I-CATCH enrolled students in an educational pathway toward high demand healthcare careers in nursing, medical assisting and chemical dependency professional (CDP). This position will work closely with WCC allied health, advising and administrative personnel and reports to the CDP program coordinator.
Position responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as the WCC point of contact for I-CATCH grant activities; coordinate and communicate with other I-CATCH college partners as appropriate and required for the grant.
- Recruit I-CATCH students with a focus on transitioning Basic Skills/English Language Learner students into WCC professional-technical allied health programs; determine and document student eligibility based on regulations and program requirements for I-CATCH program; and conduct intake of accepted students.
- Mentor I-CATCH students and work with them to resolve issues that impede their academic success.
- Develop individual student funding plans and assist students in applying for and realizing federal Financial Aid, scholarships and other WCC available support funds; maintain an understanding of other WCC workforce grant opportunities and resources.
- Coordinate and facilitate program orientation and information sessions in collaboration with faculty and advising staff. Inform and advise students of I-CATCH rules and policies; assist them with problem-solving educational and day-to-day issues, and refer to community and campus resources as needed including program student navigators.
- Organize and maintain accurate files for I-CATCH students and reporting in compliance with grant requirements; report changes, progress and completion or participants in required modalities. Monitor and track student attendance and progress; participate in the development of annual work plans; prepare appropriate reports for both internal and external stakeholders regarding program performance, enrollments and student success.
- Prepare informational forms, draft fliers, pamphlets, brochures, and meeting materials that promote of inform about I-CATCH at WCC.
- Develop, schedule, and implement workshops on a variety of topics in support of students including professionalism, resume development, digital learning, and student success topics.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships and collaborations with internal and external stakeholders, including I-CATCH partner colleges, WCC faculty and student support/advising staff.
- Create purchase orders and purchase requisitions for I-CATCH program purchases; assist supervisor in tracking and reconciling program expenditures.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Salary and Appointment
- Associates' degree from an accredited institution
- Experience working with students or individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or below poverty levels
- One year of work experience coordinating projects with internal and external partners; tracking and reporting data.
- Two years' minimum experience working in higher education
- Experience working with grant projects
- Experience working in the field of health care
Position Skills, Abilities and Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate skills and abilities to:
- Communicate effectively both through oral and written means;
- Work with students from culturally diverse backgrounds or those faced with poverty;
- Adhere to college admission, counseling, registration and financial aid policies and processes;
- Understand and collaborate with WCC educational programs including Basic Skills, developmental education, and professional-technical certificates and degrees;
- Articulate education and career pathways in allied health;
- Adhere to state and federal laws affecting Whatcom Community College;
- Accurately track data and develop project reports;
- Effectively apply MS Office applications including Outlook;
- Maintain a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle for reimbursable travel.
Salary and Appointment:
- This is a one year, temporary, grant funded, full-time administrative/exempt position with possible extension contingent on funding. Exempt from Washington State civil service law with an annual salary of $43,000-$45,000
- The position comes with a full benefit package, including health, dental, life, long term disability insurance and a retirement plan.
Application Due Date:
- For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by 4:30 pm September 24th, 2018. Position open until filled.
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