Pierce College
Lakewood/Puyallup, Washington
PIERCE COLLEGE, a Community College District in Puyallup and Lakewood, Washington invites applications for the position of: 

SALARY:   $5,605.33 Monthly / $67,264.00 Annually
OPENING DATE:    01/25/19
CLOSING DATE:    02/25/19 05:00 PM
The mission of Pierce College is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.

The Education Coordinator/Instructor oversees the Education program at the Special Commitment Center by initiating, implementing, and maintaining education programs and services as well as teaching Adult Basic Education and pre-vocational classes.

The Special Commitment Center is a highly structured and secure treatment setting located on McNeil Island in the beautiful Puget Sound. Our program treats individuals who are detained and/or civilly committed under RCW 71.09 and assists them in addressing their sexual offending and unique individual treatment needs.

  • Coordinate and perform all administrative functions necessary for the SCC resident education program to operate successfully, including but not limited to the following: developing educational and psycho-educational class schedules; monitoring all curricula development and implementation; hiring, training, and supervising all Pierce College staff; acting as a liaison between the SCC administration and Pierce College administration; coordinating educational programs with the SCC clinical treatment teams and the SCC vocational program manager; and monitoring the yearly contract budget and accompanying fiscal responsibilities.
    Reporting Requirements:
  • Submit the following documentation and reports to the SCC Clinical Director or designee and the SCC Clinical Treatment Team (specific submission dates shall be determined by the SCC Clinical Director or designee at the beginning of each education program period): resident attendance records and progress notes for each course taught to SCC residents by Instructor; and a report at the end of each quarter describing the classes and Psycho-Educational Modules taught to SCC residents by Instructor, including expected student outcomes and whether students met these expectations, the methods used to ensure resident success in completing each course (i.e. homework, classroom discussion, oral presentations, exams, attendance requirements) and any concerns or problems encountered, etc.
Open Lab:
  • The following programs and classes run concurrently during open lab time:
                         Technology Lab
Instruct SCC residents in the appropriate use of computer technology to support class objectives, fulfill treatment goals, and prepare residents for transition into the community.
                         Adult Basic Education (ABE) Courses
Instruct SCC Special Needs Residents in ABE courses that meet requirements of the Washington State Office of Adult Literacy Basic Skills Competencies.
                        College-level Courses
Coordinate academic courses required for SCC residents to earn Associate and Bachelor Degrees.
                        General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Preparation
Instruct SCC Residents in the following five (5) academic areas: math, arts and literature, social studies, writing, and science as needed to qualify and test for a GED.
  • Facilitate Brighter Futures workshops for SCC residents in the areas of media and culture, arts and literature, sports and recreation, history and current events, and science and philosophy
Psycho-Educational Modules:
  • Facilitate psycho-educational modules to be offered as part of each resident's treatment program. The current module is titled Debt and Budgeting (Regular Track and Special Needs) and focuses on budgeting, saving money, using credit wisely, and financial goal setting. 
  • Facilitate meetings for SCC residents participating in Toastmasters International.

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Educational Administration or a related field.
Required Experience:
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Successful experience teaching basic skills to students with a wide variety of abilities, including developmentally disabled adults.
  • Demonstrated ability to update and develop curricula.
Special Requirements and/or Conditions of Employment:
  • Must pass the Special Commitment Center's new employee orientation.
  • Must pass in-depth Washington State Patrol and FBI background checks.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to independently analyze complex problems and judge best solution or action to resolve or respond to difficult situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals with mental illnesses and/or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ability to coordinate with others inside or outside the organization to share information, make decisions, arrange for services or other assistance, and/or implement solutions to problems or complaints.
  • Ability to listen attentively, identify issues, provide options, fulfill services, and/or exercise knowledge of laws and regulations to assist others and/or resolve complaints or conflicts.
  • Ability to explain and enforce laws, regulations, and consequences of non- compliance. Report cases of non-compliance, sharing necessary information with appropriate authorities.
  • Track/monitor contracts to ensure terms and deadlines are met, review contract proposals for compliance with policies, etc., and/or modify contracts in accordance with guidelines.
  • Exhibits tact.
  • Understands and recognizes the value of cultural, ethnic, gender, and other differences.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills to include the ability to weigh options and foresee consequences of decisions.
  • Strong communications skills, including the ability to clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, communicate with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, students, residents, patients, treatment providers and other groups in which there is no employment relationship.
  • Skillfully responds to the various learning styles and needs of individuals or groups with whom he or she is communicating.
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others; participates and fosters teamwork.
  • Maintains professional boundaries.
  • Respects the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others, and when necessary, states when confidentiality cannot be promised.
  • Demonstrates support for the organization's commitment to public service.
  • Complies with laws, rules, regulations and procedures.


Application Requirements:
To be considered for this position, you must:
  • Meet the required qualifications as outlined this announcement.
  • Complete the online application profile at
  • Apply for the specific job opening.
  • Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required and desired qualifications as outlined in this announcement. Be sure to provide specific examples to support your experience, training and/or skills.
  • Upload (attach) a detailed resume.
  • Transcripts are not required 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. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts must include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: (Transcripts)
  • A list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted.(References)
Special Note: All application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.

Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time (40 hours per week), contracted, 220 days per year, administrative-exempt district position with Pierce College. The primary work location will be at the McNeill Island Special Commitment Center, but travel to Pierce College sites may occur. Work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with occasional evenings as required. All positions may be subject to reassignment between campuses or sites.
Physical Work Environment:
This position is required to work indoors and outdoors. The special commitment center is a maximum security mental health facility that houses and treats residents (sexually violent predators) who have demonstrated behavioral issues relating to safety, security and rule compliance.
Reasonable Accommodation: 
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. A telecommunication device for the deaf is available at (253) 964-6228.
Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Salary & Benefits:
The salary for this position is $67,264.00 annually. 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.

Conditions of Employment:
  • 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. 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 for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, and status as a disabled veteran, or Vietnam-era veteran.

For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at:
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski
Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Paula Henson-Williams
District Affirmative Action Officer
For more information or assistance, contact Human Resources at:

9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Position #A1904
Posting Expiration Date: 
Fri, 2019-03-01 (All day)