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Program Specialist - Professional Career Pathways Project (PCPP)

Central Arizona College
Coolidge, Arizona

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The CAC Education Division believes high-performing organizations are inclusive and continually seek to be enriched and strengthened by the wisdom of diversity. CAC’s Early Childhood Education Department is a model of excellence for early childhood professional development and is committed to supporting excellence and equity for diverse students. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

JOB SUMMARY: Assist in coordinating services of the Professional Career Pathway Project (PCPP)  

RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will:

  • Assist in coordinating program services, participate in planning program activities and events, and provide administrative support. Provide technical and problem-solving assistance for assigned staff, faculty and community partners.
  • Participate in program development, implementation, evaluation, and modification. Identify essential marketing, academic, and programmatic strategies to improve program outcomes and measurements.
  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct workshops, trainings and outreach events to enhance program effectiveness.  Assist in designing, coordinating, and implementing marketing strategies for the Program. Prepare and distribute marketing, digital and media publications regarding program activities and offerings. Attend marketing events as required.
  • Provide input and information for grant proposals, final reports, and professional papers. Assist in program development, assessment, and revision.
  • Assist students in academic processes, including submitting required paperwork for processing. Advise students and workforce members about career pathways, scholarship programs, and degree pathways available in Early Childhood Education.
  • Attend community meetings to build partnerships with a variety of constituents and grant program stakeholders throughout the State of Arizona. Some statewide travel required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. 
  • .Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position to include   participating in committee assignments and the recruitment and retention of students.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of applicable experience – or Associate degree (60 credits) and three (3) years of applicable experience – or five (5) years of experience in lieu of education.

DESIRABLES: Bilingual English/Spanish

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ability to apply a variety of management, supervisory, and leadership techniques to ensure effective and efficient operations.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methodologies used to develop professional development, academic and/or instructional programs.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing, digital media, and marketing strategies.
  • Knowledge of instructional program development, planning, evaluation, and review with the ability to produce new, imaginative, or innovative solutions different from traditional approaches.
  • Knowledge and skill in operating a variety of multimedia equipment, computer systems, hardware, and relevant software applications.
  • Knowledge of specific processes, policies, and procedures of office management and workflow procedures to include effective management of workload, i.e. prioritizing, and organizing work.
  • Skill in gathering, compiling, and presenting information in oral and/or written form.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with staff, community leaders, faculty, students, and the public. Skill working in a diverse multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population. Bi-lingual English-Spanish (read, write, speak) preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team in accomplishing tasks.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with college staff, faculty, administrators, grant administrators, community stakeholders, and outside contractors.

SALARY: Entry Salary Range:  $42,343.00 - $44,884.00 per year (Dependent upon Qualifications)

DEADLINE:  September 25, 2021

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  The application packet should consist of:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume 
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts reflecting the required degree or course work, if applicable.

To apply go to Travel costs due to interview are the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications not accompanied with the required transcripts will not be considered. 

Copies of transcripts should reflect completed course work and conferred degrees. All academic course work and degrees must be from a regionally accredited college or university or be certified by an acceptable agency that the institution is recognized by the appropriate governmental agency in its home country (this is generally stated in the degree evaluation).

Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a full translation (word for word) by an acceptable translator. Additionally, each foreign transcript must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited course work by an acceptable agency such as those agencies certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Applications containing foreign transcripts that are not accompanied with the above required documentation, will not be considered.

Faxed application materials will not be accepted. 

Background Verification:  As a condition of employment, all candidates accepting an offer of employment for a full-time, part- time, temporary, student worker, or volunteer position, will be required to undergo a Background Verification.  The check will be conducted by third party agent, General Information Services (GIS) Inc.  Employment with Central Arizona College is contingent upon the successful completion of the background verification.  The college does not accept responsibility for information errors reported by GIS during the background process.   The level the background verification for this position is: Standard level.

The Talent Development Department is located in main administration building, H Building, Suite 131 on the Signal Peak Campus at 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, Arizona 85128.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Central Arizona College (the College) is committed to provide equal employment opportunity in decisions involving hiring, evaluation, promotion, advancement and discipline, and educational opportunity to all applicants and employees.  The College will hire without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.


Welcome to Central Arizona College! We invite you to make Central Arizona College your employer of choice. Join our dedicated, award-winning faculty and see our quality classroom facilities and equipment. Central Arizona College is a fully-accredited, comprehensive community college with a national reputation for academic and athletic excellence. As a state public institution of higher education, Central Arizona College is a multi-campus community college serving primarily the people of Pinal County. The open door concept provides access to educational opportunities for people with diverse interests, talents, abilities, ages, cultural backgrounds, and ethnic views. We are a learning institution committed to excellence in learning; student achievement and success; leadership and service to community; and providing a quality environment for achieving personal excellence and growth. We invite you to join us.
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