Spokane MESA Coordinator

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON


Posted: 18-Nov-23

Location: Spokane, Washington

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Student Affairs/Services

Internal Number: 4801252

Spokane MESA Coordinator
Available Title(s):
1481-YN_ADMINPRO - Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1
Business Title:
Spokane MESA Coordinator
Employee Type:
Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type:
Full time
Position Term:
10 Month
Position Details:
Summary of Duties:
The MESA Coordinator has responsibility to organize and implement the Spokane MESA program in accordance with the local and statewide curriculum guidelines with a focus on the student, and the primary interest providing mathematics, science, and technology programs for African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islanders, and female populations.
The coordinator oversees cohorts of students from grades 6-12 from one to two high schools and the middle schools that feed into each-specifically a class per grade at each school, plus high school 'at-large' students from the program who are not enrolled in a MESA class. In addition, the coordinator may also advise and facilitate MESA CTSO clubs at one or more of their schools.
In support of classroom instruction, this position will schedule, arrange and provide supervision of various academic enrichment and support programs and events including in-class MESA STEM lessons; field trips to regional college campuses; Regional, State, and National MESA Day competitions; and co-facilitating MESA teacher professional development workshops with the Spokane MESA team. With the assistance of classroom teachers, counselors, school administrators and other programs serving the schools, the Coordinator will mentor students, using instructional tools and methodologies that are consistent with the various school districts and WA MESA to achieve the desired outcomes outlined by WA MESA.
This position is based out of WSU Spokane and will work within selected middle schools and high schools. The Spokane MESA Coordinator reports to the Director of Spokane MESA at WSU Spokane.
Primary work locations are based on school assignment and at the WSU Spokane campus. This position will serve Cheney, Inchelium, and Spokane School Districts.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordination: 40%
  • Student Programming and Outreach: 35%
  • Management and Collaboration: 20%
  • Other: 5%

Required Qualifications:
Positions require a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Additional Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, engineering, science, or education with a STEM emphasis or a related field.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and MS Office software programs.
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally and regionally and work a flexible schedule, including occasional nights and weekends.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people, including peers, university and school administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents, and the general public.
  • Must have or be able to obtain at time of hire a valid unrestricted driver's license.
  • Reliable transportation is required to accommodate regular travel to Cheney and Inchelium School Districts.
  • Must have experience working with, and demonstrating a caring positive attitude towards, people with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Secondary teaching certificate with one or more endorsements in STEM disciplines.
  • Three years or more teaching experience in middle/high school mathematics or science.
  • Demonstrate management, organization, communication, event coordination, and leadership skills.
  • Experience working with teachers, students, parents, university staff and community representatives.
  • Experience in school curriculum development in math or science.
  • Experience or contact with local business and industries that provide careers in math, science, technology, engineering, or related fields.
  • Prior personal experience with MESA or similar programs.
  • Experience, lived or serving, with first-generation/low-income/underserved/ or disadvantaged populations.

Additional Information:
Area/College: WSU Spokane Student Affairs
Department Name: Spokane MESA
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link: https://spokane.wsu.edu/studentaffairs/mesa/
Monthly Salary: $3,750 - $4,575; commensurate with qualifications and experience
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. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/classification-compensation/ap-compensation-structure/ .
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: https://hrs.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2023-Benefit-Overview-for-Faculty-and-AP.pdf . Find total compensation information here: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/recruitment-toolkit/total-compensation/ .
FTE: 100%
Position Term: 10 months; typical schedule is September 1 - June 30, with July and August off
This is a Temporary position.
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end 1 year after hire. Annual renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. Funding cycle runs July 1 through June 30.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their applications by December 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (close date).
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.
  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

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.
Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online 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 [email protected] .
To apply, visit https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Spokane-WA/Spokane-MESA-Coordinator_R-10755-1
Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.
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