Program Specialist 2 – Network Technology Department

  • Full-Time
  • Vancouver, WA
  • 3,401/month USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $3,401/month

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Clark College

Are you passionate about helping people? Can you create and maintain a welcoming and supportive environment with students of diverse multicultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? Are you interested in building relationships with industry and community partners? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our team. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding students towards the achievement of their academic and career goals.

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent classified Program Specialist 2 to support the Network Technology department. This position is responsible as the initial single-point of contact for our students. This position is 100% in-person and the successful candidate will join a cohesive team helping to fulfill the needs of a growing department.

This position primarily engages in student recruitment, retention, and job placement.  They will coordinate and collaborate with other college departments within Student Services (Recruiting, Admissions, Advising, Career Services) and manage communications with department faculty, staff, and administrators.

  • Student recruitment:  Develop and implement a recruiting strategy that will include all activities for potential student lead generation, screening and placement into the network technology programs.
  • Student retention:  Develop and implement a retention strategy that will include all activities for regular student engagement, and potential early student intervention and direction to support services, and as a liaison between faculty, staff, and administrators to coordinate support efforts for students in need.
  • Student job placement:  Manage developed employer relationships as the point of contact for those employers in both internships and jobs for our students. Coordinate efforts with the Career Services department.

The scope of area for recruiting is approximately a 100-mile radius from campus but will consist primarily of the Vancouver/Portland metro area.  The schedule will occasionally include evenings and weekends.  The average week would include occasional field travel performing school visits and recruitment events, and mostly doing in-house research, student success and enrollment management, and reporting. The successful candidate will be professional, possess strong written and oral communication skills, relationship management skills, and be able to develop and deliver persuasive presentations to groups of various sizes.

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


  • Generate, track and follow-up on potential student leads.
  • Assist students with navigating the college system and help with removing barriers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local high schools, businesses, and community organizations.
  • Attend recruiting events such as school visits and career fairs, on-campus programs and tours, as well as other events such as Prof-Tech Day, Veterans Affairs, etc.
  • Work with department faculty and associated staff and administrators and implement an annual recruitment plan for the network technology programs.
  • Work with department faculty to assist with internship placement of screened candidates.
  • Coordinate with employers to align their hiring needs with the availability of our graduating students.
  • Assist in retention of current students.
  • Collaborate with key campus stakeholders including advising, financial aid, and enrollment services to ensure effective student matriculation.
  • Partner with Communications and Marketing to create promotional materials and maintain website information related to the programs.
  • Work to achieve and support diversity objectives as established by the college.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission, Vision, and Values established by the college, furthering goals and strategic initiatives
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Perform related duties as required.


  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus childcare.
  • Gym and recreation facilities.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events


Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Education: Some college coursework.
  • Experience: Demonstrated work experience in at least one of the three areas listed below:
    • Commissioned sales experience or equivalent related experience in recruiting
    • Counseling experience or equivalent experience directing people one-on-one towards established goals
    • Customer service experience or equivalent experience working directly with customers to assist them and resolve issues
  • Computer Skills: Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook as well as experience data mining and using various internet tools.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse groups and individuals; strong public speaking skills to large and small groups.
  • Coordination and Organization Skills: Ability to effectively coordinate activities, services, and schedules to ensure smooth and efficient operation of work with a strong attention to detail.
  • Work Independently: Ability to work independently and accomplish duties with limited supervision in a timely manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and attention to detail.
  • Travel: Ability to travel to various recruiting sites, occasional long distances (up to one hour) required.
  • 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.


  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
  • This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
  • 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.

Starting Salary: $3,401/month                     Range:  42                           Code:  107I

Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.



Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., August 11, 2022.



  • Clark College online application
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.



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’s 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.

Clark College values diversity and 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. 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 Resources

July 14, 2022