Program Specialist 2 - Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Deadline: ;

Posting Details
Posting Details

Working Title Program Specialist 2 - Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP)
Posting Number 2021074CP

Position Information

Classification Title Program Specialist 2
Classification Code 107I
RCW Exemption Criteria No Exemption
EWU Position Number C99127
CUPA Code No Match
FLSA Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit BU 1
% Full Time 100%
Salary / Wage Range CS - 42
Salary Information
$41,616 – $54,180
Please note a 4% increase in the posted salary effective 7/1/23.
Anticipated Start Date Position is available now
Term of Appointment 12 months per year
Location Cheney Campus & Designated Spokane DCYF office(s)
County Spokane
Project Description
This position is 100% funded under a grant related to the Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP) in the School of Social Work.
Project Duration Annual Renewal
Background Check Yes - Both
Responsible HR User Kenlyn Mackey
Responsible HR User Email address

Position Details

Job Summary
The Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP) within the School of Social Work (SSW) has an excellent career opportunity for a Program Specialist 2. The CWTAP is a grant funded program with a 25+ year history of successful grant renewal. Eastern Washington University and CWTAP provide excellent professional development opportunities for employees seeking to enhance their skills, and/or continue their education.
  • The Program Specialist 2, under the general direction of the CWTAP Director, will provide administrative support to the Director, and the Faculty Field Instructors/Lecturers (FFI’s), all of whom are out stationed at DCYF and/or University Center in Everett.
  • This position will work from the Cheney campus and Spokane Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) office(s).
  • This position has extensive involvement with students, staff, faculty, DCYF, University grant partners, and the public in carrying out program activities. The successful candidate will be organized, possess excellent communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and motivated to learn.
  • On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 13 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses. For additional information regarding insurance benefits please see our Benefits page: .

About Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.
Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the brand new Catalyst building. Eastern also offers programs throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.
Diversity Statement
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
Conditions of Employment
  • This is a 100% classified staff position funded under a grant contract. Continuation of the position is contingent on availability of contract funding. This grant has a decades-long history of successful grant renewal.
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • All new employees will comply with EWU Immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs. 
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • This position will share time between the Cheney campus and designated Spokane DCYF office(s).
  • This position requires travel, the successful candidate must have transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Upon hire employees will complete our required Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Hazing, Harassment and Title IX training. Online training can be accessed at or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on our Human Resources site:
Physical Demands
  • If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Kenlyn Mackey at
Pre-Placement Physical No
Hearing Test No
Medical Monitoring Post Hire No
Protective Equipment
  • University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree AND one or more years of experience in program specialty, or two years of full-time experience that involved responsibilities related to providing high-level administrative support to a team. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to track and accurately work with numbers
  • Effective time management, organization, critical thinking, and information gathering skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; including communication of concerns, in a positive and productive manner
  • Strong customer-service skills with ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships among staff, faculty, students and other members of the DCYF and CWTAP community.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of EWU systems, policies and procedures
  • Understanding of DCYF mission, roles and responsibilities
  • Experience working in higher education or public child welfare
  • Experience working with government agencies, grants and contracts
  • Experience working with Banner or other large and complex database systems with ability to navigate various screens to gather information
  • Experience working with budgets and advanced Excel functions
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
Work Schedule Type Regular
Work Schedule
Typically M-F 8am – 5pm, but may be required to work evenings and/or weekends to fulfill special projects for the needs of the program or the Department and will follow the current WFSE contract.
Posting Date 05/28/2023
Open Until Further Notice Yes
Closing Date
Screening to Begin 06/12/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications are open and accepted until recruitment is closed.
It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
1. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications which includes professional references.
2. Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Application Types Accepted Application

Job Duties

% of Time 65
Responsibility / Duty
  • Actively demonstrate commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in carrying out job duties
  • Provide general administrative support to the Directors, FFI’s and Fiscal Analyst in supporting their needs within the program
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy documents and filing systems
  • Compose correspondence, reports, and printed materials related to the CWTAP, edit materials for accuracy, appearance, readability and style
  • Organize events and meetings and provide support for meetings including agenda preparation, light note taking and preparation and dissemination of confidential documents
  • In state travel to meetings, events, and program sites (primarily in the greater Cheney and Spokane area)
  • Assist FFIs in scheduling education seminars, practicums and meetings
  • Act as liaison to students, staff, faculty and administration at EWU and other agencies/institutions, including representatives of DCYF
  • Respond to questions from students, DCYF staff and the general public regarding CWTAP and understand when and where to refer
  • Represent the program at the university, DCYF and other functions
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
Essential Function Indicator Yes
% of Time 15
Responsibility / Duty
Student Recruitment and Admissions:
  • Working with Director and FFIs to develop and maintain annual recruitment plan and schedule
  • Communicate with SSW to monitor admissions schedule and deadlines
  • Organize and attend CWTAP information sessions and recruitment events for prospective students, maintain list of interested applicants;
  • Working with the Director to develop printed recruitment materials designed to inform and recruit student participants
  • Work with DCYF to process background checks for applicants
  • Working with FFIs to schedule and coordinate student panel interviews
  • Assist Fiscal Analyst with coordinating participant agreement signing and document processing
Essential Function Indicator Yes
% of Time 5
Responsibility / Duty
Technology Support for CWTAP:
  • Provide support to students, staff, and faculty related to the use of technology within CWTAP including Microsoft Office products, Canvas, Navigate, IPT and potential others;
  • In consultation with Director, update and maintain CWTAP website and Canvas page
  • Update and maintain CWTAP Canvas site;
  • Maintain CWTAP shared information sources (cloud drives, etc.)
Essential Function Indicator Yes
% of Time 15
Responsibility / Duty
Fiscal Support and Backup:
  • Maintain student matriculation reports and monitor student matriculation to ensure student maintains “in good standing” status as required by program (primary);
  • Prepare quarterly registration charts for Fiscal Specialist (backup);
  • Distribute and collect Quarterly Verification Forms (QVFs) from students (primary);
  • Prepare quarterly student tuition disbursements (back-up)
  • Arrange CWTAP travel and process travel reimbursements for Director, FFI’s, staff, and students (backup);
  • Purchasing duties that include reconciliation of CWTAP “Pro Card” (credit card) monthly for any expenses incurred (backup)
Essential Function Indicator Yes

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