CAFRU Project Associate Specialist

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON


Posted: 17-May-23

Location: Spokane, Washington

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Human Resources

Internal Number: 4191901

CAFRU Project Associate Specialist
Available Title(s):
1325-NN_ADMINPRO - Extension Coordinator Specialist, 1325-YN_ADMINPRO - Extension Coordinator Specialist
Business Title:
CAFRU Project Associate Specialist
Employee Type:
Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type:
Full time
Position Term:
12 Month
Position Details:
Summary of Duties:
The Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) Project Associate Specialist will be responsible for delivery of established training as well as development of new content, evaluation, and various tasks that support the expansion, revision, and improvement of Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience (CLEAR). In addition, this position executes activities related to planning, organizing and implementation of approaches addressing the public health consequences of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resulting trauma for our grant program scopes of work. CAFRU serves people of many ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and religious beliefs.Exercise significant independent decision-making in assigned development, service, and research program of CAFRU. Contribute to other assigned tasks as assigned by the Director. Provide on-site support and coaching to school staff on a monthly basis using a strength-based approach with specific goals derived from ongoing observations. Establish systems and structures to support social-emotional skill building to address the needs of students and staff through a collaborative approach.
Specific program content is dependent on funding source and can include both new areas of work development funded by CAFRU unobligated funds and specific contract scopes of work. Examples include educational programs (including presentations, workshops and conferences), youth educational experiences, consultation and model service delivery, research and evaluation of third-party agencies, and community group facilitation. Develop educational materials, reports, and program delivery methods appropriate to assigned tasks. The CAFRU Project Associate has a mix of project supervision and implementation responsibilities typically operating as a team leader for a group of colleagues, but also serving on other project teams as assigned by the Director.
Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant extension program discipline and three (3) years of related experience in the program specialty. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Prefer a Masters Degree with three (3) years related experience. Demonstrated teaching experience and evaluating community projects and experience in preparing educational materials for low literacy and diverse populations.

  • Well-spoken, and able to clearly communicate complex ideas in a way that others can understand.
  • Bachelor's degree in education, social sciences, clinical or health care related field, or other relevant extension discipline.
  • Flexibility to travel frequently (including overnight travel) to various clients in regions relevant to assigned programs.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentation software and working knowledge of database technologies required.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities while building a positive team environment.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid unrestricted driver's license at time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience with community development techniques and in delivering technical assistance to rural communities/health systems and K-12 schools.
  • Experience with the social, cultural, economic demographic characteristics of Washington State.
  • Experience in education, social services, mental health or health care.
  • A deep understanding and/or previous experience working in the K-12 education field.

Additional Information:
Area/College: WSU Extension
Department Name: CAFRU (Child and Family Research Unit)
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link:
Monthly Salary: $4,508.70 - $6,763.06
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position.
For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: .
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit: . Find total compensation information here: .
FTE: 100%
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end one year from date of hire. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Screening Date: This position will close on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The screening of applicants will begin on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.
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 upload the following documents to their online application.
External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application.
Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .
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