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Whitworth University
  • Position Number: 3938912
  • Location: Spokane, WA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director, Teacher Certification Programs
DEPARTMENT: School of Continuing Studies
REPORTS TO: Director, Teacher Certification Programs
SALARY: $23.55 - $24.66
FLSA DESIGNATION: Non-exempt/Hourly
SCHEDULE: Full Time (1.0FTE) | 12 months | 40 hours per week

The Assistant Director advises students; and assists in maintaining knowledge of all programs and certification requirements, manages the recruiting process for prospective students, provides administrative support for the TCP programs and coordinates projects.

Advising | 30%
Serve as prospective and current advisor for TCP
Advise students regarding required coursework
Track completion of coursework throughout the year
Provide professional and academic coaching to candidates
Complete transcript evaluations for prospective students
Remain current on Washington State requirements for P-12 endorsements offered by the School of Education
Work collaboratively to ensure all licensure requirements for TCP programs are met by the end of the program
Support candidate in course waivers and substitutions, as well as financial aid processes
Maintain necessary forms and documentation between TCP and school site personnel
Review all files for TCP certification and degrees

Recruiting and Marketing | 25%
Recruit prospective students and assist in marketing programs
Coordinate with recruiting events on and off campus
As appropriate, attend state and regional conferences related to admissions, recruitment, and support of adult students
Coordinate with the Whitworth University Office of Communications, the dean of the School of Education, the dean of the School of Continuing Studies, and program directors, updating university catalog as it relates to supported programs, ensuring accuracy of published information
Work with enrollment management office and program directors / coordinators on production of marketing campaign, including program recruiting materials, providing current and relevant market information
Review program marketing materials for accuracy and currency

Enrollment | 20%
Manage enrollment for supported programs
Meet with prospective candidates to discuss application & admission to TCP and supported programs
Attend regular admissions staff meetings
Track application status, using SLATE protocol
Follow up with prospects to gauge continued interest
Review program admission applications, making recommendations to program directors and coordinators
Ensure candidates meet program admission and institution qualifications
Participate in program admission interviews
Collaborate with the Financial Aid office to ensure accurate credits for FA awards
Match courses taken with teaching endorsement requirements
If necessary, communicate with other institutions to clarify course content
Recommend courses to take and where to take them for endorsement deficiencies

Administrative Responsibilities and Coordination of Projects | 15%
Work with enrollment management team to update web sites and Pirate Port with current, accurate information, promotional messages, and coordinate new content program projects
Review and facilitate updating program webpages
Participate in TCP meetings
Participate on appropriate program and Whitworth committees
Collaborate with TCP personnel on TCP policy revisions
Create cohort course schedule and sequence
Provide faculty support (e.g., Blackboard, textbook adoption, and scheduling of courses)
Participate in School of Continuing Studies meetings
Participate in strategic planning for TCP and continuing studies

Other | 10%
Coordinate event planning for programs
Participate in program event planning, including orientations, transfer events, cohort celebrations, and community college advisory events for TCP and The School of Continuing Studies
Other duties as assigned

Knowledge of educational assessments and processes
Strong analytical skills, with the ability to analyze student assessment scores, offering data-driven solutions
Strong problem-solving skills
Clear organizational skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills to support candidates, and communicate with constituencies
Excellent consultation and customer service skills
Strong team player, with the ability to take initiative and operate independently.

Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a relevant field (e.g., Education, Psychology, Educational Administration, Counseling, etc.) or relevant professional experience
Two (2) years of experience working in higher education, adult education program advising, or a related field
Successful experience in marketing or recruitment
Experience using technology to aid in marketing and recruitment
Experience in support roles, working with clientele, coaching them toward desired outcomes (e.g., career counseling, coaching, managing, etc.).
A commitment to fostering culture that embraces diversity and inclusion
Ability to collaborate with a diverse constituency of students, staff, faculty and stakeholders
Experience with state licensure for teachers and counselors, including state required assessments and field experiences
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, developing consensus toward common goals or policies
Demonstrated growth in cultural competence, awareness of societal and structural inequities and proven experience in effectively establishing relationships and positive communications with students and other constituents across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, varying abilities, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or religious perspectives
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning
A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A background check, sexual misconduct check and confirmation of degrees earned will be required of the successful candidate. A resume, cover letter, faith statement, and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) professional references will also be required.

What's needed to apply:
When you complete an application, we will ask for the following to be included in your application:
Cover letter
Faith Statement (
Three (3) professional references

Please send completed applications to

Our Benefits:
Whitworth University provides a robust offering of benefits and services to enhance the quality of life of its faculty and staff. Employees who are eligible for benefits may participate in health plans including medical, dental and vision; a generous retirement plan (8% employer match); life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Well-being services include spiritual enrichment, the employee assistance program, and free access to the University Recreation Center and the Megan E. Thompson Aquatic Center. Free tuition for employees and tuition remission programs for spouses and dependents round out the offerings. Additionally, Whitworth employees enjoy 17 paid holidays each year.

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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