Corrections Education Coordinator
The Corrections Education Coordinator ( CEC ) is a resource for
students, faculty, and volunteers involved with the program, which
provides higher education opportunities to people who are
incarcerated. The CEC will work with leadership to facilitate the
initiative’s administration and provide administrative support for
Essential Job Functions of Position
The Corrections Education Coordinator ( CEC ) will coordinate the
Corrections Project programming and messaging across the
Track educational program outcomes for participants in the program
and work with faculty and partners to develop outcome
Facilitate meetings between appropriate faculty, university
stakeholders, and KDOC partners for coordination and future
development, curriculum and degree planning, and the path to
on-campus study when a student leaves prison.
Assist recently discharged prisoners who want to continue their
education and pursue on-campus study.
Connect students to university resources, academic advising, and
appropriate community partners to assist with the transfer.
Collect and store program and participant data in selected database
programs to provide timely and accurate reports regarding the
program, participants’ activity, student enrollment, time to
release, reentry planning, and degree progress for reporting and
facilitating grant compliance.
Serve as a resource and liaison between the student and the program
and between institutional and campus authorities. Assists students
with completing the admission applications, applying for financial
aid or scholarships, and other inquiries.
Manage and become proficient in education delivery equipment (e.g.,
tablets) and train new faculty and students in its use.
Ensure students have access to necessary resources such as academic
counseling, tutors, and materials to help students successfully
progress through the program to a degree.
Coordinate all phases of admissions, course selection,
registration, scheduling, student evaluation and affairs, and
graduation with the college institution.
Oversee the daily operations of the program within the
Assist faculty and volunteers with correctional departmental
policies, procedures, and required training. Facilitate volunteer
clearances for faculty, staff, and other guests involved in the
Participate in special projects, meetings, committees,
training/workshops, and events as assigned or as appropriate.
Organize the recruitment and admissions process for incarcerated
Create and maintain an accurate academic calendar that reflects all
coursework, workshops, and events held at the correctional
facilities for each academic year.
Work with staff to ensure course materials and equipment are
approved and distributed to students before each semester.
Provide overall administrative and academic support for the program
and associated staff.
Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
The ability to receive appropriate clearance to work at the
At least one year of program coordination experience or one year of
experience delivering educational services to adults.
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in social services, criminal justice,
communications, education, counseling, or a related field.
Experience working with the criminal justice system and
institutions of higher learning.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proficiency in MS Office required.
Proven effective organizational skills.
Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting people who are
Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the proven
ability to build and maintain professional relationships.
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Campus Security Authority
Special Instructions to Applicant
Regular Business Hours
Average Hours per Week
Months per Year
Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching
focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the
diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates
who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that
fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and
we encourage applications from members of groups that have been
historically underrepresented in higher education. Application
materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will
contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and
inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal
access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national
origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or
Background Check Required?
Driving History Checked?
Drug Screen Required?
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
For earliest consideration apply by
Posting Close Date
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
- Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
- * Do you have at least one year of program coordination
experience or one year of experience delivering educational
services to adults?
- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in social services, criminal
justice, communications, education, or counseling?
- No degree
- Yes, Social Services
- Yes, Criminal Justice
- Yes, Communications
- Yes, Education
- Yes, Counseling
- Yes, other field
- * Do you have experience working with the criminal justice
- * Do you have work experience in a higher education
- Yes, in the field I am applying for
- Yes, but in a different field than I am applying for
- Cover Letter