A Community College District in Puyallup and
Lakewood, Washington invites
applications for the position
Teacher Certification and Field Experience
$3,294.00 - $4,398.00 Monthly
$39,528.00 - $52,776.00 Annually
10/15/21 05:00 PM
Effective August 30, 2021, Pierce College will be a “fully
vaccinated campus” under the state’s higher education guidance,
which means that COVID-19 vaccination (or allowable exemption) will
be required for all employees and students. More information can be
found here: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/vaccinated-campus.
The mission of Pierce College is to create quality
educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to
thrive in an evolving world.
Recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the Top 10
community colleges in the nation, Pierce College is an
innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to
helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.
Check out our Aspen Institute Award for Community College
Excellence. This is Pierce College's second time as
Pierce College is transitioning back to working in the office at
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom after more than a year of
primarily-remote work. One or two days in the office per week will
be required at first (other days remote). This will increase over
time. Health and safety precautions are in place.
About the District
The college enjoys a strong presence in the community and
participates in numerous partnerships with business, community,
government, and educational organizations. Want a feel for our
a peek with aerial campus
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Located on a beautiful 140-acre site with views of Mount Rainier
and recreational Waughop Lake, the campus enjoys modern facilities
that include state-of- the-art teaching and learning spaces; an
immersive, full-dome digital planetarium; child development center;
and a health education center.
Pierce College at Puyallup
Located on a luscious site with 125-acres of wooded land
including modern facilities and beautiful spaces for exploring.
Pierce College at JBLM
Located at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord military sites, serving
many of our military and active duty families serving our
Are you committed to antiracism in student success and teacher
preparation to advance social justice?
Are you excited about helping students reach their educational
and career goals?
Are you interested in building relationships with early learning
programs and school districts to build opportunities for teacher
candidates’ field experiences and residency?
Are you passionate about working to diversify tomorrow's
teachers by equitably supporting their path to licensure?
If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to
consider joining the Education Programs team at Pierce College, an
innovative and equity-focused community college committed to
antiracism and dedicated to helping all students achieve their
academic and professional goals. As a Teacher Certification and
Residency Coordinator, you would be an integral part of this
dynamic program at Pierce College and making a difference in the
lives of others!
About the Program
The successful candidate will be a member of the Education
program whose team of faculty and staff are dedicated to equitably
supporting students in pursuit of their education and career
Under the direction of the Director of Education Programs and to
ensure equitable access and success, the successful candidate will
be responsible for the operation and administrative duties for
Bachelor Field Experience, Residency Placements, and Data
Management (collection, organizing, reporting), and will act as the
Teacher Certification Officer for the college. In order to ensure
the program’s field experiences are effective, the successful
candidate will be responsible for building and maintaining positive
and productive relationships with local early learning programs and
school districts to coordinate the equitable placement of students
for field experiences and residencies.
Actively works to ensure diverse experiences across the degree
programs and field opportunities. Included in this work is
monitoring and reporting needs for additions or changes to existing
Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) with early learning programs. As the
Teacher Certification Officer, the successful candidate will
provide effective case management to Bachelor of Applied Science in
Teaching (BAS-T) students to ensure they meet all the requirements
for teacher certification. This includes providing equitable
access, referrals, support and managing the data required for
teacher certification progress and reporting.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Institutional and Program Core
Actively support, engage in, and work to advance Pierce
College's goals for equity and inclusion in order to provide access
and support for our diverse community of learners. Contribute to an
engaged and supportive team with shared accountability for the
equitable success of students and the programs/department.
Other duties as assigned to support the mission, goals, and
objectives of the college.
Student Placement Administration
Manage student BAS placements to ensure they have a variety of
experiences to meet local and national standards, including the
college’s commitment to antiracism and equity, the National
Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and
Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) standards.
Assist students with obtaining a portable background check and
pre-residency clearance through the Office of Superintendent of
Public Instruction (OSPI).
Work with students to identify challenges during placement and
direct the information to the appropriate field supervisor and/or
the director of education for follow-up.
Under the direction of the Director, facilitate changes in
placements for students if/as necessary.
Notify all students, field supervisors, and the education
director in writing when a placement is confirmed, or changed, and
provide specific instructions and answer questions about the
In collaboration with the Director of Education, establish
procedures and implement a smooth process for students to register
for field experience and residency classes.
Serve as the Pierce College Field Experience Placement Officer
to liaison with the PESB and OSPI and actively advocates for
students in line with Pierce College’s commitment to equitable and
antiracist student supports and access to opportunity.
Network and keep positive channels open with local school
district personnel offices.
Plan ahead and work to actively identify barriers associated
with placing students and work collaboratively to identify and
Consistently communicate, coordinate, and partner with
instructors and students regarding placement requirements,
including regular updates.
Seek input on issues of placement and requirements; maintain
familiarity with program expectations from multiple perspectives,
including policy, legal, academic, etc..
Develop, implement, and administer an equitable system for
placing students in community- based settings, including
establishing placement procedures for the following:
- ECED& 120
- EDUC 223
- ECED& 190
- EDUC& 190
Admissions and Certification Management
Serve as the BAS-T student admissions navigator, connecting BAS
students to their advisor and college resources for holistic
student supports in a manner that is culturally
responsive/sustaining, particularly for marginalized students.
Demonstrate cultural humility and vulnerability in interactions
(email/post, phone, and in- person) with students and their
families, as well as employees and the community in order to
advance an inclusive environment.
Serve as the Certification Officer for the BAS-T students and is
the college liaison to PESB and OSPI in this role.
Prepare and maintain accurate records for certification
Verify that student meet all requirements for certification and
complete OSPI certification forms recommending those qualified for
certification (i.e. GPA monitor, course completion, completion of
Assist BAS-T students with the certification application. Attend
PESB Certification Officer training and meetings.
Track and update program and advisory board approved changes in
standardized assessments required for certification and inform
Regularly maintain the accuracy and currency of student data
Manage the BAS-T application review process, prepare and
maintain student teaching applications and database,, facilitate
correspondence with students regarding placement; conduct
certification seminars for student teachers.
Stay current with Washington State teacher certification
requirements and endorsement competencies and report out any
changes (may require travel).
Track students’ progress towards certification requirements and
inform them of upcoming deadlines, alert student and program staff
of any risk of not meeting requirements.
Outreach and Partnership Development
In collaboration with the EDI CARES team, seek opportunities to
increase recruitment and equitable support of students from
Identify, contact, and maintain placements opportunities for
Provide administrative support in building relationships between
field supervisors, Human Resource departments at local school
districts, and early learning programs.
Prepare and organize meeting with field supervisors and director
of education to organize BAS- T placements.
Ensure Memoranda of Agreement are created, signed, and up to
Provide updated information to school districts regarding
program changes and expectations. Actively engage in PESB Field
Experience Placement Officer training and meetings.
Maintain a positive and supportive working relationship between
the college and the school districts.
Staff recruiting tables at district education fairs and
community early learning conferences. Plan and implement BAS
orientation meetings and information recruitment sessions.
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood, Education, Social Work,
Humans Services or related field.
Experience working with and supporting a diverse student
population. Experience working in a public school setting (i.e.
school building, HR, etc.).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Traits &
Characteristics Equity, Diversity, and
Values open-mindedness, inclusion, multicultural perspectives,
and multiple ways of knowing, thinking, and being. Actively
supports and engages in Pierce College’s mission and core theme for
equity, diversity, and inclusion in order to provide access and
support for our diverse community of learners.
Ethics and Integrity
Earns the trust, respect and confidence of coworkers and
customers through fairness, truthfulness, honesty, sensitivity,
reliability and professionalism in all interactions; builds and
maintains the trust of others; adheres to high standards of
integrity and honesty.
Coordinate Multiple Projects
Excellent organizational and time management skills, and able to
coordinate multiple projects, shifting priorities and multiple
Proficient in Microsoft Office, ability to use spreadsheet
software, such as Microsoft Excel, to create and manipulate large
or complex spreadsheets, use complex mathematical formulas to
calculate data, and link worksheets. Import data from other
sources, filter lists, and create and format charts and
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
with students, colleagues, staff and the public.
Culturally Responsive Engagement
Use effective communication skills to interact respectfully with
Committed to functioning as an effective member of a team.
Adaptability & Flexibility
Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work
responsibilities; is comfortably with some ambiguity in the
Manages one’s time and priorities to ensure assignments are
completed in a timely and effective manner; strong organizational
skills; balances multiple competing needs; meets deadlines.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Critical, creative, reflective thinker; will question, search
for answers and meaning; evaluate ideas and information and develop
ideas that lead to action; ability to interpret complex programs
and administrative policies and procedures.
The effective exchange of messages in a variety of contexts
using multiple methods; communicates clearly and effectively to
individuals and groups, both verbally and in writing.
Student Service (Student Focus)
Works effectively and efficiently to provide quality and
equitable service to students and the public to satisfy student
service expectations; ability to effectively motivate students to
achieve educational and career goals.
Interacts effectively with others to establish and maintain
smooth working relationships; ability to concisely and effectively
interact with other individuals, as well as internal and external
organizations; ability to notice, interpret and anticipate others’
concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness
empathically to others.
Decision Making & Judgment
Makes timely and informed decisions when working towards
goal/task completion; adheres to privacy laws (such as the Family
Education Rights & Privacy Act) and ethical guidelines;
respects the confidentiality of information or concerns shared by
Special Requirements and/or Conditions of Employment
The successful candidate must consent to and pass Department of
Early Learning criminal background check after a conditional offer
Current drivers’ license and/or the ability to travel to early
learning programs and local school districts.
To be considered for this position, applicants
Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this
Complete the online application profile at https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr.
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 cultural humility and vulnerability in
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 conferral date. International transcripts must include
a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential
evaluation services visit:www.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 accepted.
Provide a response to the following questions.
- How does this position impact the College's goal to support all
students and to achieve racial and social equity in pursuit of
Please limit your response to a maximum of 500 words.
Briefly describe how you have worked in your previous or
current positions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in
your organizations and how you would do that in this
Please limit your response to a maximum of 500 words.
To ensure consideration, application materials should be
received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
Terms of Employment
Recruiting to fill one vacancy. Vacancy 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, Fort
Steilacoom, but infrequent 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. These positions may be subject to
reassignment between campuses or sites.
Salary & Benefits
The starting salary range of this position is $3,294.00 -
3,792.00 a month (dependent upon qualifications), with annual
periodic increments up to $4,398.00. 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: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr-benefits.
Physical Work Environment
This position is required to work indoors in an office
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
Screening & 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.
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 final interviews.
Conditions of Employment
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:
Sean Cooke, Title IX Coordinator
Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources
Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, WA 98498
Teacher Certification and Field Experience Specialist 2
- How does this position impact the College's goal to
support all students and to achieve racial and social equity in
pursuit of mission? Please limit your response to a maximum of500
- Briefly describe how you have worked in your previous
or current positions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in
your organizations and how you would do that in this position.
Please limit your response to a maximum of 500 words.