Corrections Education Navigator

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Job TitleCorrections Education NavigatorJob Description

Under general supervision of the Dean of Corrections Education, this position is responsible for creating pathways for incarcerated students in vocational programs, GED and college degree programming (AA/Second Chance Pell), as well as supporting individuals to locate employment/education services upon release to the community.

The work station for Corrections Navigators is on-site at the correctional facility to which the navigator is assigned, either the Cedar Creek Correctional Center in Littlerock, Washington or the Garrett Heyns Education Center at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Washington.

Essential Duties Summary

Support may include assisting students to further their education beyond a high school credential through higher education and/or vocational programming, assisting education program completers in job search and job referral to employment opportunities related to the student’s training and qualifications, and cultivating post-release opportunities for students with organizations and employers in the community. Examples include, but are not limited to,
•Promote student success, quality education and services, equity and inclusion, and stewardship and sustainability in support of the mission and values of the College.
•Support for educational assessment and placement, including maintenance of necessary training/certifications from appropriate state agencies and vendors.
•Assist students to become eligible for Pell Grant, Washington State grant, and scholarships.
•Guide students in clarifying educational, career, and life goals.
•Support student’s goals through assistance with next steps.
•Data collection.
•Network with other community college navigators to expand and coordinate services.
•Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with major study in a related field (i.e., justice studies, human services, counseling, social work, education, etc.).


•Equivalent education/experience.


•Ability to pass the DOC security clearance

Preferred QualificationsPhysical DemandsSpecial Conditions for Eligibility

The Corrections Education Navigator is a full-time position.

The successful candidate must be cleared by an FBI background check and successfully complete a six-week Department of Corrections CORE training program (or provide evidence of previous completion) prior to assignment in a prison setting and will be expected to participate in additional professional development and DOC training as appropriate.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range is $42,000 – $44,500 depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The state of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for state employees. The position may participate in the TIAA/CREF retirement system.

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

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.

The Screening Committee will begin priority review on August 30, 2019. Position is open until filled.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

FLSASalary GradeDOQ/DOESalary$42,000 - $44,500 anually Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberAS244POpen Date08/22/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong candidate for this position

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively interact with a diverse population of students and staff at Centralia College. Our effort is to create a climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Describe what diversity means to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity (i.e., The Olympian)?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Other Misc. Documents




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Posted: 8/23/2019
Application Due: 9/26/2019
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