Program Specialist 2 - Student Research & Community Engagement - Project Position

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Posting Details

Working TitleProgram Specialist 2 - Student Research & Community Engagement - Project PositionPosting Number2019046CP Position Information

Classification TitleProgram Specialist 2Classification Code107IRCW Exemption CriteriaNo ExemptionEWU Position NumberC99162CUPA CodeNo MatchFLSANon-ExemptBargaining Unit BU 1% Full Time100%Salary / Wage RangeCS - 42Salary Information

The minimum salary for this position is $35,664 annually.
The range for the position is: $35,664 – $46,188.

Where the hired candidate starts within the range is dependent on experience and qualifications.

Anticipated Start Date11/18/2019Term of Appointment12 months per yearLocationCheney CampusCountyCheneyProject Description

Student Research and Community Engagement

Project Duration6/30/2020 - may be extended beyond that dateBackground CheckYes - BothResponsible HR UserLori LivingstoneResponsible HR User Email [email protected] (inquiries only) Posting Text

Job Summary

The Program Specialist for Student Research and Community Engagement will function as an Assistant Director for the assigned programs related to Student Research and Community Engagement.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead Student Research and Creative Works Symposium
  • Identify current practices for support of undergraduate research across Eastern
  • Coordinate and support Community Engagement projects
  • Provide periodic administrative support to the Associate Dean & Director of Community Engagement

The position is available to fill now. Applications will be accepted through October 18, 2019. All materials will be kept in strict confidence, and references will not be contacted until candidates are notified.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This is a project position budgeted through 6/30/2020. Position is eligible for extension based on continuing need, availability of budget, and performance.

Physical Demands

None anticipated

Pre-Placement Physical NoHearing Test NoMedical Monitoring Post Hire NoProtective Equipment

None anticipated

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (any field); preference may be given to candidates with a Masters degree
  • Teaching or training experience at the college level
  • Experience with undergraduate research; preference may be given to candidates with experience supporting undergraduates with their research and creative works
  • Demonstrated understanding of service learning and community engagement best practices
  • Event planning; preference may be given to candidates who offer this experience involving large scale events (over 300 participants)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with event planning software
  • Experience as a faculty member
Other Skills and AbilitiesWork Schedule TypeRegularWork Schedule

Typically Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Events and meetings may require schedule adjustments to accommodate evening and/or weekend hours, and to accommodate travel. Advance notice will be provided for all needed schedule adjustments in keeping with the requirements of the applicable collective bargaining unit agreement.

Posting Date10/11/2019Open Until Further NoticeNoClosing Date10/21/2019Screening to Begin10/22/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Submit your application materials through our online applications portal located here: If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

Screening of applications will begin on 10/21/2019. All materials will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below:

  • Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications
  • Resume to include work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position
  • List of at least 3 professional references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you
  • Additionally, as an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to respond to this prompt as part of the online application process:
    • Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Application Types AcceptedProfile Job Duties

% of Time25Responsibility / Duty

Lead student Research and Creative Works Symposium and NCUR Notification

A.Coordinate with on-campus groups for Symposium and NCUR
B.Coordinate through Advancement with contributors for Symposium and NCUR
C.Announce calls for proposals, create program, schedule venues for Symposium and NCUR
D.Market events beginning in fall
E.By November 15, draft proposal review policy for NCUR and send to Dean

Essential Function IndicatorYes Job Duties

% of Time25Responsibility / Duty

Research current practices for support of undergraduate research across campus

A.Contact deans and CBOs, Student Affairs, and ASEWU about current level of financial support for undergraduate research and travel
B.Ascertain intentions of said units for ongoing levels of funding
C.Determine level of additional demand for support
D.Coordinate with FO research regarding faculty preferences for direction of funding support
E.Collaborate with FO to write a white paper recommending levels of and processes for funding undergraduate research

Essential Function IndicatorYes Job Duties

% of Time45Responsibility / Duty

Coordinate and Support Community Engagement Work

A.Interface with campus groups, faculty, students, and staff to organize events (i.e. Harvestfest on campus, EagleUP, MLK Day of Service, Symposium)
B.Arrange, attend, and take notes at Carnegie Task Force meetings; correspond with members, synthesize reports from groups
C.Assist with service-learning student placement, release forms, and data collection
D.Represent EWU Office of Community Engagement and various community group meetings (i.e. West Plains Support Network, Partners in Campus & Community Engagement, etc.) as agreed upon with supervisor
E.When requested, attend partner or donor meetings with the Director of Community Engagement
F.Co-facilitate Community Engagement Fellows and other faculty development opportunities

Essential Function IndicatorYes Job Duties

% of Time5Responsibility / Duty

Periodic Administrative Duties

A.As necessary, understand and help enforce university policies on group travel, vehicle rental, volunteer policies, etc.
B.Monitor and facilitate travel arrangements
C.Other support work as needed

Essential Function IndicatorYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    3. List of Professional References
    4. Diversity Response
    Optional Documents
    1. DD214 Form




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