Skagit Valley College — College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Director

For qualifications and to apply, complete an online application at https://www.skagit.edu/careers

The opportunity: Skagit Valley College (SVC) is seeking qualified equity-minded applicants for a full time, multilingual College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and organization skills, as well as administer and manage the development, implementation, and coordination of the CAMP Program. Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Equity and Inclusion and Principle Investigator (PI), the CAMP Director will lead the development, implementation, and administration of the CAMP program.

CAMP is designed to provide migrant and seasonal farmworker students with support services that will allow them to complete the CAMP program, complete their first year of college, and persist to the transfer degree. This position will provide support in English and Spanish to program participants, including students who speak Spanish as a first language. CAMP is a federally funded U.S. Department of Education program that is subject to renewal every five years. The Director will work closely with academic departments, administrative units, and students to develop strategies, policies, and programming to support current and former CAMP participants.

The position requires an understanding of migrant education policies and regulations, and the landscape of undergraduate higher education, with particular focus on the experience of underrepresented, low-income and first-generation student populations. The position requires experience with grant management and the use of a collaborative and collegial approach with campus administrators, faculty, and staff to identity and implement policies that enhance campus diversity, undergraduate student preparation, and climate. The Director will provide sound and informed recommendations to leadership on areas of priority and need for the College Assistance Migrant Program. The Director will utilize independent judgement in the execution of duties and will resourcefully manage the activities and staff under their leadership within the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

The Director of CAMP will work with faculty, staff, and administrative units to promote and develop strategies and policies related to work with students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds and undergraduate student preparation. The Director will work to coordinate and implement successful retention and graduation strategies for students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds. The CAMP Director will also work closely with campus administrators in Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Retention and Advising, and the Office for Student Equity and Inclusion.

This an Exempt, full-time position working primarily at the campus in Mount Vernon, Washington, with travel to other sites in the District, the local region, and across the state. This position is grant funded and dependent upon continued funding. This position may be required to work occasional evenings, late nights, or weekends. This position requires multilingual skills in Spanish, including ability to read, write, and speak in Spanish at an advanced/fluent speaker level.

About us: Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound in the northwest corner of Washington State, Skagit Valley College is located 60 miles north of Seattle and 80 miles south of Vancouver, BC. Based in Mount Vernon, the college also serves a campus in Oak Harbor, and centers in Langley, Anacortes and Friday Harbor. SVC is nationally known for its learning communities and for a strong commitment to student success.

What we offer: A salary of $65,000 per year, depending on experience. At SVC, you’ll balance your work and life with professional growth opportunities, paid holidays, competitive vacation/sick leave packages, access to an onsite gym, and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs. 

How to apply: For full job announcement, qualifications, and to apply, visit the Job Opportunities page and complete an online application at https://www.skagit.edu/careers

Skagit Valley College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all groups in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. SVC does not discriminate on the basis of 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. All faculty and staff hired at Skagit Valley College are encouraged to embrace, continually support, and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community.

Skagit Valley College adheres to a set of guiding principles:
Respect, Integrity, Open and Honest Communication, Collaboration, and Compassion

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