Campus Director of Engaged Learning and Career Action Center for Students

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Summary of Duties

This position provides leadership for the Engaged Learning and Career Action Center for Students which directly supports the divisional efforts around student access, success, and equity. The mission of Engaged Learning and Career Action Center for Students is to provide a space on campus where students engage in proactive and culturally responsive support that provides each student with the knowledge and tools to successfully transition into college, navigate campus resources, and achieve academic, career, and personal goals. The staff in the Engaged Learning and Career Action Center for Students value every students lived experiences, unique stories, and cultural strengths in order to provide transformational and rich high impact experiences. These values guide our partnership with students enrolled in pre-major learning community courses, participating in academic and career advising, and seeking student employment and internship opportunities.


This position reports to the Director for Student Access, Success, and Inclusive Excellence to enhance and develop the vision, direction, and actualization of an inclusive orientation program, curriculum and co-curricular learning environment for all pre-major student populations at WSU-Vancouver. In addition, the position will work collaboratively with the Academic Departments in identifying issues and solutions related to student success and career development for the campus student populations. 

Minimum requirements:
  • Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least one (1) year of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment. Positions may require applicable licensure and/or certification.

  • Strong commitment to student development.

  • Demonstrated experience in understanding issues and trends in higher education programs, which focus on the retention needs of low-income, first generation, historically underrepresented, marginalized and/or or underserved college students. 

  • Demonstrated experience with providing high impact social justice and identity conscious educational programs within retention program development, diversity programming/education and implementation.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated computer software skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office programs, such as: Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, policies and procedures. 

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field

  • Experience designing and teaching student success courses

  • Proven record of accomplishment of writing and securing grant funding

  • Demonstrated experience with the intersection of multi-cultural/multi-ethnic dynamics, and the social complexity of their lived experiences.

  • Experience leading collaborative efforts of TRIO programs, First-Year Experience Programs, and/or other specialized programs aimed at addressing issues related to historically underrepresented, marginalized and/or underserved students on college campuses. 

  • A record of promoting inclusivity in the work environment. 

Work schedule:
Monday - Friday
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Screening Begin Date:

Screening of applicants will begin on December 13, 2021 and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application 


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WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259 (f), or