Program Manager A, Center for Leadership & Service

Posted: 09/11/2022

This posting will remain open until filled. Priority screening for application received by July 31, 2022

The Program Manager provides leadership and budget oversight for the Center for Leadership and Service program and is responsible for managing the expenditure of Services and Activities (S&A) funds. Additionally, the position will be responsible for supervision within the program, the training of division budget managers, student leadership team advising and staff training. This position is a classified full-time position, and eligible for overtime.

Salary Information: The salary range stated above reflects the starting step of Range 48 (Step C) and ending step (Step L) salary for this classified position. Based on salary placement of Step A, it will take 5 years to reach Step L on the salary schedule. This does not reflect any contractual changes, legislative mandated salary increases or Cost of Living Increases (COLA's) that may be approved in the future.

Please be advised beginning October 18, 2021 of the Washington State employees requirement to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Additional details located in the Supplemental Information section.

Essential Tasks Reporting to the Center for Leadership and Service Director, this position will:
Service and Activities (S&A) Fee Budget Development, Management, and Training – 50%
• Oversee the S&A committee development process, which includes student applications, student interviews, onboarding of student volunteers, and training for student committee members;
• Monitor the expenditure and usage of S&A funds and take corrective actions when needed;
• Supervise the Community Budget Coordinator and S&A Budget Chair, with support from the Center for Leadership & Service Director and/or ASHC Advisor;
• Advise and train budget managers on appropriate usage of student fees and coordinating forms;
• Interpret, advise and implement institutional policies and procedures related to the program and budget;
• Supervise all unit revenue cash management in accordance to Highline College policy;
• Serve as Budget office liaison for the Center for Leadership and Service and Center for Cultural and Inclusive Excellence; Department administrative support and liaison – 35%
• Conduct operational and administrative training for professional staff and student employees;
• Serve as HSU building liaison for Facilities, Auxiliary Services and Campus Safety requests;
• Supervise the front desk student team, including advising, training support and general oversight;
• Conduct weekly 1:1 and team meetings with student team;
• Participate in personnel decisions involving student and part-time employees;
• Maintain accurate records for all contingency requests, transactions and meeting minutes;
• Performs quarterly academic standing, progress, and GPA checks for each student employee and student volunteer;
• Provide administrative support to the Director of Center for Leadership and Service Unit collaboration – 15%
• Conduct weekly S&A Leadership Team Meetings throughout S&A review and deliberation process;
• Participate in weekly department and/or unit meetings;
• Represent the department in campus committees as needed;
• Perform related duties and special projects as assigned to support the offerings of the CLS & CCIE work unit.

• Communicate effectively (written and orally);
• Work with individuals of diverse backgrounds;
• Manage multiple tasks;
• Organize and prioritize job functions to meet deadlines;
• Communicate effectively (verbal and written);
• Use analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills;
• Work independently and maintain confidential information;
• Build relationships with students, staff and faculty;
• Represent the Center for Leadership & Service at campus events.

Knowledge of:
• Microsoft Office Suite;
• Databases and Access querying;
• Fund accounting;
• Supervisory techniques and practices.

• A Bachelor's degree in social sciences, education, communications or a related field; AND
• One year of professional experience in a budgeting or accounting environment.; OR
• An Associate's Degree; AND
• Three years of progressively increasing supervisory and/or administrative experience in a budgeting or accounting environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience within a higher education environment. Supplemental Information Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Conditions of Employment Highline College does require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty –– with waivers for specific exemptions –– for those who physically attend courses, operations, or other in-person activities. This decision was made in accordance with higher education proclamation 20-12.4. A candidate will not be asked to report their vaccination status unless they are hired by the college. If a candidate chosen for hiring is not fully vaccinated from COVID-19 and plans to submit a medical or religious exemption to this employment condition, the hiring process will be suspended until a decision has been made regarding any exemption application which is submitted. A candidate will not be allowed to do any work for Highline College or be onboarded as a new employee during the time period when the exemption is being considered. The request for an exemption does not guarantee approval.

Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

As an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

Your online application must include the following to be considered complete:
1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position;
2. A letter of application/cover letter (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the QUALIFICATIONS, and KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES for theposition;
3. A one-page response to the Supplemental Question.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: National Criminal Background Check may be required;
This position is covered under the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA) bargaining agreement.

Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524- 5627, Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00PM Pacific Time.

Highline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.

The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website
The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process