College Access Coordinator

Position summary:

The Student Affairs Department at WSU Vancouver in partnership with the SW Washington MESA program and the Washington Campus Compact seeks to hire an individual committed to increasing access to higher education for economically disadvantaged youth, low-income youth and college bound students from underserved populations.

The primary function of the College Access Coordinator (CAC), which is an AmeriCorps position, will be to recruit, train, and supervise WSU Vancouver college students serving as college coaches to local students. The College Access Coordinator will also work to increase college access for priority College Bound and MESA students in the Vancouver Public Schools and Evergreen Public Schools. Additionally, the College Access Coordinator will cultivate school and community partnerships, assist in creating and improving program infrastructure, and support the overall goals and requirements of the Washington Campus Compact College Access Corps grant. As time permits, the Coordinator will also engage in college access initiatives which may include: planning campus visits for underserved and underrepresented students, serving on committees, and attending college-access focused community events.



  • Commit to 10-month term of service totaling 1700 (full-time)
  • Train, supervise, and support college students as CAC coaches for participating students.
  • Create and cultivate school/community partnerships.
  • Provide direct CAC coaching for participating students.
  • Recruit volunteers for National Days of Service and other community service events.
  • Compile and update CAC program sustainability manual annually for future AmeriCorps Members.
  • Collect program assessment data and report on monthly basis.
  • Participate in CAC trainings throughout the term of service.
  • Collaborate with other CAC AmeriCorps Members in Washington and Idaho to develop and share program resources.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor



  • Living allowance up to $18,000 (based on full-time status and distributed over 10 months).
  • Segal Education Award up to $6,095 (based on full-time status and prorated for other positions) upon successful completion of the program.
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual reimbursement on qualifying loans.
  • Basic health care plan (if needed).
  • Child care assistance for qualifying members.
  • Networking, training, and professional development opportunities.
  • A chance to make a difference on campus and in schools
Minimum requirements:
  • United States Citizen, Naturalized Citizen, or Lawful Permanent Resident.
  • 18 years or older.
  • Have a postsecondary degree or certificate (e.g., Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree), or some college experience.
  • Agree to a National Service Criminal History Check. Convictions for sexual offenses and murder will disqualify applicants. Other offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong organization, problem-solving and written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong initiative, self-starter, and enthusiasm for helping others succeed.
  • Commitment to promoting educational equity and inclusion.
  • Basic office computer skills, including word processing.
Additional requirements:

The College Access Coordinator will serve from mid-August 2020 through June 2021. Regular hours will be 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (negotiable), Monday - Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours (At least 1,700 hours over the 10.5 month term of service).

To apply:

To apply for an AmeriCorps position with College Access Corps, send a cover letter and resume to the email address below. In your cover letter, please describe why you want to serve in the CAC program and what you hope to gain from service personally and professionally.

Email Cover Letter and Resume to Debbie Blas at


More info about Washington Campus Compact and College Access Corps:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

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