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Corrections Education Coordinator

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Other Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Title

Corrections Education Coordinator

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Position Summary

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 the program.

Essential Job Functions of Position

The Corrections Education Coordinator ( CEC ) will coordinate the Corrections Project programming and messaging across the university.

Track educational program outcomes for participants in the program and work with faculty and partners to develop outcome measurements.

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 prison.

Assist faculty and volunteers with correctional departmental policies, procedures, and required training. Facilitate volunteer clearances for faculty, staff, and other guests involved in the program.

Participate in special projects, meetings, committees, training/workshops, and events as assigned or as appropriate.

Organize the recruitment and admissions process for incarcerated applicants.

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 appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree.
The ability to receive appropriate clearance to work at the facility.
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 incarcerated.
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

Advertised Pay

Mid $50,000's

Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours


Full Time

Average Hours per Week


Months per Year






EEO Statement

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 parental status.

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Drug Screen Required?


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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
  2. * Do you have at least one year of program coordination experience or one year of experience delivering educational services to adults?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * 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
  4. * Do you have experience working with the criminal justice system?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have work experience in a higher education environment?
    • Yes, in the field I am applying for
    • Yes, but in a different field than I am applying for
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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