Director of MESA Program

  • Full-Time
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Applications have closed

Website Clark College

Clark College

Are you excited to work with a diverse student population? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our team. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals.

We are currently accepting applications for a full-time, administrative exempt Director of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science & Achievement (MESA) Program. This position serves as leader and coordinator of the Clark College MESA program which has primary objectives to promote STEM careers, STEM education, and STEM programs at Clark College and to recruit and support the success of students of populations underrepresented in STEM fields. This position is expected to have the following work schedule: Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm with possibility of a hybrid schedule.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


Lead the development, planning and coordination of the Clark College MESA program.
Maintain and develop a community that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of students of populations who are historically underrepresented in STEM fields and who may aspire to pursue STEM careers.
Manage the scheduling and operations of the MESA Center.
Contribute to the Clark College STEM Leadership Team and to data-informed STEM Strategic Planning.
Maintain and develop collaborative partnerships within the College and the Clark College Foundation and with external groups such as baccalaureate institutions, the K-12 system, business and industry, and community groups.
Manage the MESA budgets and pursue additional funding opportunities.
Represent Clark College MESA at Washington MESA state-wide meetings and maintain Washington MESA program compliance requirements.
Demonstrate cultural competencies required to work with students from broadly different cultural backgrounds.
Provide leadership in accordance with the mission, values, and objectives established by the college.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Report to the Dean of WPTE & STEM.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience in planning, organizing, and delivering academic support services.
Experience in project management and program coordination or management.
Experience working with college students at a post-secondary institution.
Strong writing and communication skills, with the ability to speak in public and with students, community members, industry professionals, faculty and colleagues.
Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.
Salary Statement: $71,248 to $82,498 annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience). Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, generous vacation/sick leave, tuition waivers.


A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
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Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
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On-campus childcare.
Gym and recreation facilities.
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Required Online Application Materials:Clark College Online Application at
Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
Current résumé
Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873)
Answers to the supplemental questions included with the online application process
Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline:  
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., November 14, 2022

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

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If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types).
The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.

We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663.  Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.   This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Clark College Human Resource
October 24, 2022

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