A Community College District in Puyallup and
invites applications for the position of:
Recruitment and Retention Program Assistant (Program
$2,799.00 - $3,216.00 Monthly
$33,588.00 - $38,592.00 Annually
Recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the
Top 10 community colleges
in the nation,
Pierce College is an innovative and mission-driven
community college committed to antiracism and excellence to
equitably support all students achieve their academic and
professional goals. Check out our Aspen Institute
The mission of Pierce College is to create
quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of
learners to thrive in an evolving world.
In order to promote equitable professional development, the
specialist fosters empowering professional experiences that offer
collaboration, affirmation, and genuine empathy, validating each
employee’s journey, experience, strengths, and goals. This is
accomplished through a broad scope of responsibilities that focus
on keeping underrepresented students at the center of our work.
Listening, observing, valuing, validating, and building meaningful
relationships with students and staff who participate in the
various Library and Learning Resource programs is at the heart of
General tasks include, promotion of part-time employment
opportunities, specifically to traditionally underrepresented
student groups to ensure diversification of part-time team members;
acting as program liaison with HR, processing all employment forms;
planning and facilitating orientation and all on-boarding
processes; and contributing to the establishment of antiracist
program standards, services, and procedures.
This individual will work collaboratively with a dynamic team
that provides holistic and culturally sustainable academic support
services that normalize the idea of a support network. Library and
Learning Resources also partner with numerous instructional and
non-instructional student programs across the college creating a
community of support.
Please note: The health and well-being
of our students and staff are top priorities. In order to safeguard
the health of our district, all Pierce College employees are
working remotely until further notice, with a few exceptions for
core staff and labs. The nursing program does include some of these
exceptions. More information is located under the "Physical Work
Environment" section listed below.
About the District: The College enjoys a strong
presence in the community and participates in numerous partnerships
with business, community, government, and educational
organizations. The campuses have modern facilities that include
state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces; an immersive,
full-dome digital planetarium; child development centers; and
health education centers, all with a beautiful view of nearby Mount
Rainier. Want a feel for our District? Take a peek at our Campus
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom - Located on a
beautiful 140-acre site adjacent to a 340-acre community and
recreational park, including Waughop Lake.
Pierce College Puyallup – Located on a luscious
site with 125-acres of wooded land with beautiful hideaways.
Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord –
Located at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) military sites,
serving many of our military and active duty families that are
serving our country.
Staff Recruitment and Onboardin
- Create a Radically Welcoming Environment that Inspires a Sense
of Belonging: Send recruitment notices and ads to various
stakeholders (faculty, advisors, retention managers, etc).
- Process incoming employment inquiry requests, recommendations,
and applications, connecting with each prospective candidate and
logging into central database for program managers of each
department to review.
- Guide applicants through completion of HR forms and
- Interpret, review, and apply program specific policies,
procedures, and regulations using an antiracist framework to
identify inequitable policies and practices.
- Organize and participate in part-time staff interview
committees along with program managers/specialists, maintaining all
communications between the candidate and the department
- Once decisions have been made by program managers, send hiring
decision notifications and applicable employment forms to
- Demonstrate cultural humility and vulnerability in interactions
(via email, phone, and in-person) with students and employees in
order to advance an inclusive environment.
- Be available for “Just-in-Time” support as employees are
navigating our on-boarding processes and learning the expectations
and responsibilities of being a state employee.
- Coordinate staff orientation and initial training schedule,
preparing all necessary resources and materials.
- Provide program support and coordinate team professional
learning & development.
- Assist program leadership with maintaining a welcoming and
inclusive experience, with an emphasis on building meaningful
relationships that validate legacy, value potential, and honor
their professional journey.
- Conduct new employee check-ins to ensure their needs are being
met, and let them know they are valued members of our
- Consistently model behaviors and communication that nurtures a
collaborative team environment, actively demonstrating respect for
diversity and inclusivity.
ping & Reporting:
- Maintain accuracy in all staff tracking logs; create, maintain,
and run detailed data reports as needed to provide program managers
and division dean with statistical information.
- Assist leadership with required quarterly and annual outcomes
- High School Diploma/GED and some successfully
completed college-level coursework.
- Commitment to engaging in the advancement of equity, diversity,
and inclusion in higher education and to serving marginalized
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse
community fostering collaboration and co-creation.
- Experience working with students who have been
marginalized/minoritized, including those who may be economically
disadvantaged, first-generation, and/or first time in college.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrating
cultural awareness and responsiveness.
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Values diversity and possesses a strong understanding of
equity, diversity, and inclusion; ability to work effectively with
faculty, staff, students, families and other constituents from
different backgrounds; understand the impacts cultural
norms/dominant culture may have on pursuing a college education,
particularly for marginalized populations.
- Strong, positive interpersonal skills including the ability to
work collaboratively, build effective working relationships, be a
team-oriented leader, and employ critical thinking skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, groups,
college departments and external organizations, practicing active
listening and clear assertive communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, keeping
track of information or work-in- progress to meet deadlines,
ensuring accuracy, multi-tasking as appropriate, and handling
- Ability to interpret and explain regulations, policies,
procedures, guidelines, and reporting requirements in multiple
- Utilize excellent time management, problem-solving techniques,
and effective, equity-centered judgment in complex and sensitive
- Proficiently use spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel,
to create, modify (using basic formulas and functions), integrate
established templates, and properly format forms.
To be considered for this position, applicants must:
- Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this
- Complete the online application profile at h t
Apply for the specific job opening.
- Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the
required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. At Pierce
College, we value culturally competent and compassionate
individuals who bridge diverse backgrounds and perspectives in
support of academic equity and excellence. In your cover letter,
please address how you will support the mission of Pierce College
to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community
of learners to thrive in an evolving world. Please include in your
response how your previous education and/or professional experience
contribute to your effectiveness in promoting a climate of student
success for a diverse community of learners. (Cover
- Upload (attach) detailed résumé of all educational and
professional experience. (Résumé) Transcripts are
not required in order to apply for this position, however, 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. Please upload current copies of your transcripts, if
available. 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: w w w.naces.org/members.htm
(Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process;
official transcripts required upon hire).
- Upload (attach) a list of at least two
professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers,
and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be
Provide a response to the following question
- How do you conceptualize the relationship between equity,
diversity and inclusion and excellence?
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 (40 hours per week) classified,
overtime-eligible position with Pierce College District. The
primary work location will be at Pierce College Puyallup campus but
occasional travel to Pierce College campuses or sites may occur.
Work hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday with occasional evenings and weekend work, and occasional
travel as required. This position may be subject to reassignment
between campuses or sites.
Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range of this position is $2,799 -
$3,144 a month (dependent upon qualifications), with
annual periodic increments up to $3,616. 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. For
more information, please visit our Benefits and Leave website
at: h tt
ysical Work Environment:
This position is required to work indoors in an office
environment. During this time, core staff approved by their
supervisors to come onto campus are covered by a safety plan that
follows social distancing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
protocols. This includes minimizing close contact by limiting time
on campus; conducting meetings virtually; and implementing other
creative strategies to reduce the density of employees on campus to
keep everyone safe.
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the
application and employment process will be accommodated to the
extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District
Human Resources 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
g & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application
process and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
Following the review of application materials, the most qualified
candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email
account you used for the application process for communication
regarding the status of your application. Application materials
submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and
will not be returned.
Please note: This is a competitive
selection process. Your application materials will be reviewed and
evaluated based on the minimum qualifications listed for the
position. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond
to the District's needs will be eligible for further consideration.
Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to
6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be
given to applicants to participate in further selection processes
which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and
Conditions of Em
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.
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position
represented by the Washington Public Employee Association
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. Decisions are
made 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.
For more information about this position or assistance regarding
your application, contact Human Resources at: email@example.com.
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or
discrimination may be directed to the following:
Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
District Affirmative Action Officer (253) 864-3229
Title IX Coordinator (253) 840-8472
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, WA 98498
Position #C2120 RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION PROGRAM ASSISTANT