Job Family: Civil Service and Non-Permanent - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
We are seeking a team member who is interested in helping to improve well-being for vulnerable populations in rural Washington and in collaborating with diverse groups to address challenges and solve social problems.
The WRJN Program Assistant plays a vital role in building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders working to reduce jail populations and address underlying causes of incarceration in rural Eastern and Central Washington communities. Our ideal candidate for this dynamic, multi-faceted half-time position is community-minded, passionate about people, inclusive, and adaptive when faced with obstacles. One key aspect of this position is to engage various groups of stakeholders, some eager, some who are difficult to reach and others who may not initially be open to collaboration. Diverse groups include county justice system officials, community treatment/service providers, and those who have spent time in a rural jail within the Network. In addition to all aspects of outreach and community engagement, other important responsibilities will include: organizing, promoting and supporting virtual and in-person meetings and events; serving as a point of contact for the network; communicating effectively and efficiently with stakeholders; assist in identifying constituent concerns, priorities, resources, and informational needs; developing and implementing web-based and/or in-person recruitment tools for rural settings; maintaining essential administrative records; assisting with progress reports; and (willingness to learn) basic website maintenance. Grant-related experience a plus. Opportunity for occasional regional travel if public health conditions permit. Position funded by federal grant through at least 2024.
Remote work is possible for those able to travel in the region.
High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of full-time clerical experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
Knowledge/experience establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with and across agencies/organizations.
Knowledge or familiarity of rural communities and/or justice involved populations.
Possess, or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid driver's license.
Ability to travel overnight and work nights and weekends as necessary.
Area/College: College of Arts and Sciences Department Name: Sociology City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA Department Link:soc.wsu.edu/ Monthly Salary: Range 35, $2,890 ($1,445)- $3,734 ($1,867) | Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28. (50% FTE) FTE: 50% Temporary - Grant Funded Temporary End Date: This is a temporary, grant funded position. Potential end date of December 31, 2023 with possibility of one year or more renewal. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. Screening Begin Date: This position will begin screening on December 14, 2022 and will remain open until filled. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made. Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents:
Time Type: Part time
Position Term: 12 Month
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