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Career Connect Coordinator

Walla Walla Community College
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Career Development and Services
Career Connect Coordinator

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $60,638.00 - $68,606.00 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: 2024-001526

Location: Clarkston, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.


Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a Career Connect Coordinator position at the Clarkston campus.

This position is 100% grant funded under the Washington Career Connection grant, which develops and better connects students to appropriate programs, supports, services, and information from first contact through graduation. The grant begins July 1st, 2024 and runs through December 31st, 2025. This position will not be funded by college funds at the close of the grant cycle.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Description:

The Career Connect Washington (CCW) - Coordinator position will be responsible for developing a program in collaboration with industry, labor, education, and the community leaders to create work-based and academic programs for high school and college students. The goal of the program is for students to explore and learn while earning both college-level credit and earning a wage. This position also includes navigation and recruitment services; it provides information and outreach to students and community partners regarding the energy systems program.

The CCW Coordinator seeks to create opportunities to better prepare a workforce with relevant skills, creating an educational system that can keep pace with a rapidly changing set of workforce needs. This position will facilitate the necessary connections between industry, government, and education partners.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop strategy for engaging students into the career connect program and removing program barriers.
  • Establish and maintain effective working partnerships with multiple stakeholders including community partner agencies, local manufacturing industries and prospective employers; work collaboratively and maintain regular communication with industry leaders in order to maintain and strengthen network and pipeline.
  • Participate in community partner activities to market the program.
  • Create work-based learning opportunities for students to gain real-world experience and exposure.
  • Place students in career exploration and engagement activities (including career events, job shadowing, mentoring, micro-internships, internships, and other career aligned experiences).
  • Recruit and retain students in the program.
  • Track and report student participation in line with grant funding requirements.
  • Create and implement the annual calendar of events and informal activities.
  • Provide tutoring and other support to program participants to ensure student success.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across various educational and cultural levels while using written, electronic, and verbal methods.
  • Ability to contribute to cohesive and results-orientated team.
  • Actively contribute to a work environment that embraces diversity and uses diverse perspectives to enhance the attainment of goals.
  • Plan and manage time effectively; identify and handle competing priorities;
  • Help students identify needs, explore options, and create and achieve meaningful goals.
  • Must be able to effectively use MS Office, social media, and electronic databases.
  • Serve as effective communications link and reliable source of information for others.
  • Excellent written communication skills (report writing capabilities).
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills, accountability and timeliness.
Required Qualifications:
Any combination of experience and education may be considered at the discretion of the college.
  • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to area of specialization OR an Associates of Arts Degree and two years' experience working with or in the industry OR industry certificate with three to five years' experience working in related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment, including the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years' experience working in or working with the manufacturing.
  • One-year experience working in K-12.
  • Career guidance experience.
  • Experience working with community partner agencies.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
You don't check every qualification listed? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that traditionally marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification - even if they might be a great fit for the role! If you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider applying.

Conditions/Terms of Employment

This position is in a bargaining unit for which AFT is the exclusive representative.

This is a full-time overtime eligible professional position. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Official college transcripts required at time of hire. Candidates may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. The college is a tobacco free institution.

The typical work area includes office setting, partner institutions, and co-location sites for outreach and program building activities. Duties require the use of standard office furniture and equipment. There is frequent local travel. This position work schedule will typically be Monday through Friday 8-hours each day. During the summer, work schedule is Monday through Thursday 10-hours each day.


Annual salary range for initial placement based on the exempt salary schedule: $60,638 - $68,606. The college has an excellent benefit program including paid sick leave; paid vacation leave; medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). All administrative exempt staff set aside 1% of their gross salary in a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) (VEBA). All exempt employees are required to participate in this program. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

Required Application Materials

This position will remain open until filled. To be included in the initial screening, applications should be received by April 8, 2024. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  • Online NEOGOV application.
  • Cover letter
    • In the cover letter, detail your interest in the Career Connect Coordinator position at the Clarkston Campus. Please describe any professional experience, training and educational background or unique ideas that makes you an ideal candidate.
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Answers to two (2) supplemental questions
  • Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.
Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodations in the application/employment process, please contact Brooke Marshall, JD/Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Compliance (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509) 527-4412, email, address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.

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