Educational Specialist

Evergreen State College   Olympia, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 11, 2022
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Olympia, Washington
Educational Specialist
(Working title: STEM Educational Specialist)

Position Purpose
Under the direction of the Assistant Director, this position is responsible for maintaining and building positive relationships with participants, families, and partner schools, as well as promoting high school academic achievement and post-secondary success with program participants. The incumbent develops curriculum for the program based on data gathered from their caseload and aligns participant aspirations with college visits, cultural workshops, and career exploration activities. These responsibilities require strong interpersonal communication skills, organizational abilities, and coordination of student workers and temporary staff, as well as coordination with other programs and organizations, including colleges, universities, community-based organizations, social service agencies, and other Evergreen programs and offices. The position operates between two target high schools in Tacoma, Mount Tahoma and Lincoln, and includes options for hybrid/remote work.

Evening/weekend availability is required for planned events, which is developed in advance as a team. This position works within a team environment and is a significant contributor to college access partner collaborations within the partner school as well as a consistent encouraging presence for UB Scholars along their educational aspirations.

This is a full time, overtime eligible project position at The Evergreen State College. This project position is grant funded by a U.S. Department of Education Upward Bound Math-Science grant through August 31, 2027 and is dependent on continued federal funding. This position is exempt from Washington State Civil Service rules.

Salary and Benefits: $4,263 – $4,448 per month of full-time work + excellent benefits including paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life, and disability insurance package; and a tuition waiver program.
Closes: November 29, 2022
All requested application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered.

About the College
The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a protected veteran. For more information regarding Evergreen’s non-discrimination policies or to report discrimination, please visit the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity webpage at or contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Officer at (360) 867-5371, Room 3102 Library Building, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505.