A Community College District in Puyallup and Lakewood, Washington invites applications for the position of:

Bethel Schools Project Manager

SALARY:$5,425.42 - $6,459.00 Monthly

$65,105.00 - $77,508.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/27/19

CLOSING DATE: 07/11/19 05:00 PM


The mission of Pierce College is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.

The goals of this project are to provide oversight for the development and delivery of high quality community college instructional programs in partnership with Bethel School District. Currently Pierce is offering an AA pathway at Graham Kapowsin High School and is beginning to offer courses at Spanaway Lake High School. The intent is to increase access to higher education for residents of south and east Pierce County with an emphasis on serving students limited economic resources and mobility. Reporting to the Vice-President of Work Force, Economic, and Professional Development and to the Division Deans, the Project Director engages in a broad range of activities including administrative project management at both sites, ongoing program and curriculum development, site, and information management and community outreach/relationship building. This position requires regular and consistent attendance.



Work with Pierce College and Bethel School District stakeholders toward longer-term vision/plan to provide instruction to Bethel School District high schools and facilities (Graham Kapowsin and Spanaway Lake);

Document processes and procedures to establish basis for replicating project at multiple high schools or sites;

Monitor progress toward identified goals and objectives;

Prepare and present program information to stakeholders and decision-making bodies;

Document processes and procedures designed to ensure smooth provision of high quality instruction and support services;

Recommend program changes based on analysis of student demographics, engagement, and course completion data;

Work with department personnel to develop program budget, tracking PAF's and program expenses; Work with BSD, Pierce District Business office, and workforce on budget tracking, billing, contract work, MOU's, etc.

Prepare and present program and site-specific reports as requested by department, college, SBCTC, and legislature;

Strive for continual improvement of instructional programs searching for best practices and efficiencies;

Develop and maintain positive relationships with project stakeholders.

Program and Curriculum Development:

Work with Pierce College and Bethel School District stakeholders to avail high quality college-level instruction and related support services at Graham-Kapowsin and Spanaway Lake High Schools; Work with Pierce College and Bethel School District leadership to ensure availability of the breadth and depth of courses entailed in preferred pathways and attainment of a transferable Associate's degree (AA-DTA) at both sites;

Work with Division Deans and department coordinators to establish annual and quarterly schedules and accompanying faculty assignments (evening programming at GK and daytime at Spanaway);

Work with Division Deans and Administrative Assistants to ensure accurate and timely publishing of courses on e-schedule;

Work with Student Success Deans to avail early entry steps and support services needed to support the success of students enrolled at extension sites;

Work with Pierce College and BSD departments to identify opportunities for expanded audiences and to grow FTE's:

Work with BSD Human Resources department to promote BSD Classified employees' use of Professional Development funds toward certificate and degree attainment;

Work with BSD leadership and staffs to develop and promote CTE to College pathways for students enrolled at Pierce County Skills Center (PCSC).

Site and Information Management:

Act as liaison with high school principal, BSD Information Technology personnel, PCD & BSD Library Resources, and custodial staff to ensure access to facility, classrooms, data bases, and technology inherent to high quality college-level instruction and support services;

Open and close facilities in keeping with parameters established by Bethel School District; ensure effective signage and way-finding;

Hire, train, and supervise program staff, e.g. Program Assistant, Writing Assistant, Tutors. Serve as point-of-contact for college and high school staffs;

Orient Pierce College faculty teaching at Graham-Kapowsin and Spanaway Lakes (quarterly); Distribute limited building access cards, classroom keys, and instructional computers;

Assist faculty in use of instructional computers and related equipment, Internet Access; trouble-shoot technology issues;

Assist faculty in orienting students to facility; Schedule use of shared labs;

Work through security and access details for Spanaway Lake/Pierce portables.

Work with Pierce College personnel to schedule Information Sessions, Advising Nights, select workshops;

Ensure processes for informally surveying student demographics, tracking student engagement; program successes, and challenges.

Marketing & Outreach:

Work with BSD Communications and Pierce College MARCOM departments to further Pierce College as "your neighborhood college" brand throughout the communities;

Work with MARCOM project lead to develop short and longer-term strategies for promoting site offerings and programs to internal and internal audiences;

Participate in BSD-sponsored events for students and parents across the district;


Required Education:

A Master's Degree from an accredited institution.

Required Experience:

Experience with managing programs in an academic environment. Project Management experience.

Work with collaborating partners and aligning projects with stakeholder outcomes.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Communicates clearly and effectively with individuals and groups. Responds appropriately to the various styles and needs of the individuals or groups with whom they are communicating.

Listens and responds honestly and constructively to other team members' ideas .Offers support for others' ideas and proposals. Reinforces team members for their contributions. Provides assistance to others when they need it. Involves others in a process or decision to seek their support.

Adheres to high standards of integrity and honesty. Demonstrates commitment to the organization. Demonstrates support for the organization's commitment to public service.

Efficiently/effectively/appropriately uses state resources. Complies with laws, rules, policies and procedures.

Understands the vision, mission, functions, resources, values, culture, and business strategies of the organization. Understands roles and responsibilities of work unit and appropriately utilizes resources to accomplish work objectives.

Clearly identifies the problem or issue. Gathers information concerning the problem or issue. Approaches a complex task or problem by breaking it down into its component parts and considering each part in detail. Identifies possible causes and underlying issues. Identifies and assesses alternatives to correct the problem or address the issue. Develops contingency plans. Decisively selects a solution and implements it.

Follows up with others to ensure agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Sets up procedures to monitor and ensure high quality of work. Develops and uses systems to organize, prioritize, and keep track of information and/or work progress. Checks the accuracy of own (and others') work. Verifies information.

Effectively and appropriately deals with/adapts to change. Sees the merits of others' perspectives. Uses a constructive, positive approach to change. Demonstrates openness to new organizational structures, procedures, policies, and technology. Changes to a different strategy when an initially selected one is unsuccessful.

Feels empowered to resolve problems and complaints independently at the lowest level. Takespersonal responsibility for customer satisfaction. Demonstrates a polite, courteous manner in interactions with customers. Diffuses hostile situations. Creates a climate for mutual problem solving. Quickly and effectively solves customer problems.



To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package (in order listed) and complete the online application profile at: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr.

Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities. (Cover Letter)

Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring copies of unofficial transcripts showing completion of the required level of education. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts must include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: www.naces.org/members.htm. (Transcripts)

A list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)

Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Terms of Employment:

This is a full-time administrative-exempt position. Scheduled hours may vary with occasional travel, and occasional evening and weekend work. Work is performed in an office setting. This position is primarily housed at Graham-Kapowsin High School but would make regular visits to new site at Spanaway Lake as well as meetings on the Puyallup campus or various other locations with project stakeholders.

Salary & Benefits:

The base salary range for this position is $65,105 - $77,508 annually, dependent upon qualifications. However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also provided.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Applicants with disabilities wh o require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District HumanResources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Screening & Interview Process:

Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.

Conditions of Employment:

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.

Equal Opportunity:

The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.

Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:

Holly Gorski

Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator 9401 Farwest Drive SW

Lakewood, Washington 98498

(253) 964-6519

Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer (253) 864-3229

For more information or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: [email protected]



9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, WA 98498