Centralia College is located on a 30-acre campus in the heart of Centralia, Washington and has been serving students in the Lewis County region since 1925. As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, ELL, and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees: Information Technology - Application Development, Diesel Technology, Applied Management (Business), Behavioral Healthcare and Teacher Education.
In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Since the college is committed to the success of all students, Centralia College also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington - Garrett Heyns Education Center located in Shelton, Washington and the Cedar Creek Corrections Center located in Littlerock, Washington. In addition to Green Hill School in Chehalis, Washington. In total, the college serves more than 7,000 students annually. For more than 90 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.
For more information on Centralia College and what it can do for you, please call 360-736-9391 or visit www.centralia.edu.
Centralia College is seeking an innovative team player to assist faculty and administration staff in the Correction Education Division to provide quality educational opportunities to incarcerated students. This division offers courses in Basic Education for Adults (BEdA), vocational and academic transfer degree programs. The work location for this position is inside the Garrett Heyns Education Center located at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, WA. However, this position supports Centralia College programs at both Garrett Heyns Education Center and at the Cedar Creek Corrections Center located in Littlerock, WA.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Verify high school credentials for all incoming incarcerated individuals
- Process education information requests, including transcript requests
- Track student applications and registrations
- Schedule appointments for visitors and navigators
- Assist with data entry into Offender Management Network Information System (OMNI), Washington Adult Basic Education Reporting System (WABERS), and other databases as needed
- Proctor educational assessments, including GED, Accuplacer, and eCASAS
- Track Teacher Aides’ timesheets
- Compile and distribute information about corrections education programs
- Confer with other departments and Department of Corrections (DOC) personnel
- Assist with conference registration and travel documents
- Provide outstanding customer service
- Establish and maintain records and files
- Create and maintain spreadsheets for courses, attendance, and equipment inventory
- Comply with DOC and college policies and procedures
- Participate in division meetings and committee assignments
- Perform related duties as required and/or assigned
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Two years’ clerical experience
- Ability to pass the Department of Corrections security clearance
- Associate Degree
- Two years’ experience working in an educational or corrections setting
- Outstanding organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Experience working with incarcerated or recently released individuals
- Experience working in the DOC and/or higher education or community college system
Conditions of Employment
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14, all employees who work for Centralia College must be fully vaccinated. Please contact Dr. Erica Holmes (she/her/hers) at [email protected] if you need information on medical accommodation or religious exemption.
This is a 40 hours per week, 12-month position. Continuance of this position after 6/30/2022 is dependent upon grant funding.
Classified employees are represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). The state of Washington provides a
comprehensive benefits package for state employees.
The successful candidate must pass the Department of Corrections security clearance and complete Department of Corrections New
Employee Orientation Training and adhere to all Department of Corrections rules, policies, and procedures.
DEADLINE: This position closes on January 17, 2022. The screening committee will begin their review January 18, 2022.
Monthly Salary: Range 34 ($2,738 - $3,535)
Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:
- Online Application
- Cover Letter that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
- Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
- List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.
Eligibility to Work
If you are hired, you will need proof of Covid-19 vaccination, 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.
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 Equity, 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.
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Title IX Statement
Centralia College is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information visit, Title IX.