Strategic Planning Coordinator - Project

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cheney, WASHINGTON
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Posting Details
Posting Details

Working Title Strategic Planning Coordinator - Project
Posting Number 2023027CP

Position Information

Classification Title Program Coordinator
Classification Code 107N
RCW Exemption Criteria No Exemption
EWU Position Number C99053
FLSA Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit BU 1
% Full Time 100
Salary / Wage Range CS - 38
Salary Information
The salary for this position is $37,920 (minimum) up to $49,116. Where the hired candidate will begin within this range is dependent on education, experience, and skills.
Anticipated Start Date Late June - Early July
Term of Appointment 14 months
Location Cheney
County Spokane
Project Description
Full-time project position, serving as the primary coordinator of the strategic planning process being undertaken at EWU. Coordinating includes organizing multiple stakeholders and constituents to provide input in designing processes and systems to improve organizational effectiveness. This role serves as the administrative liaison to the universities strategic planning consultant in partnership with the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Project Duration 14-months
Background Check Yes - Both
Responsible HR User Saundra Godin
Responsible HR User Email address

Position Details

Job Summary
We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position: Strategic Planning Coordinator – Project
The Strategic Plan Program Coordinator is a full-time project position, serving as the primary coordinator of the strategic planning process being undertaken at EWU. Coordinating includes organizing multiple stakeholders and constituents to provide input in designing processes and systems to improve organizational effectiveness. This role serves as the administrative liaison to the universities strategic planning consultant in partnership with the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
This is a 14-month project position reporting to the Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness.
The position requires a high standard of personal and professional ethics, and the ability to communicate and work effectively with all constituent groups internal and external to the institution, and in a collective bargaining and shared governance environment. This position will exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying rules and regulations.
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, 12 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: .
Applications are open and accepted until recruitment is closed. Screening of applications will begin on May 22, 2023 and will continue to be screened until recruitment is closed.
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.
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 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 must comply with EWU Immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR.  Waiver for the immunization requirement is available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs. 
  • Vaccination and Exemption Information link:

This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement:
Upon hire Upon hire you must complete required DEI, Hazing, Harassment and Title IX training, and other federal, state & university mandated trainings. You can access the online training 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 Human Resources’ .
Physical Demands
Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resource Services at to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical and mental demands.
Pre-Placement Physical No
Hearing Test No
Medical Monitoring Post Hire No
Protective Equipment
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree, any field OR evidence of expected completion of bachelor’s degree within 6 months of start date will be accepted.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and project implementation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage concurrent projects.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience in promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in management, operations, project management, strategy, leadership, or related field.
  • Experience with strategic planning.
  • Experience with annual reporting procedures.
  • Experience with Banner.
  • Experience within higher education.
  • Project Management Professional Certification
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Time Management
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to Detail
Work Schedule Type Regular
Work Schedule
Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm
Posting Date 05/09/2023
Open Until Further Notice Yes
Closing Date
Screening to Begin 05/22/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
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.
Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.
  • Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
  • Attach a chronological resume including work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position. List at least 3 professional references including: names, titles, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and connection to you (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
  • Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
  • 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. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: 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 100
    Responsibility / Duty
    University, Division, and Other Unit Strategic Planning Support
    • Collaborate with external consultants throughout the project planning and implementation process.
    • Schedule meetings, schedule feedback and strategy sessions, reserve rooms, coordinate communications and logistics such as space, equipment, IT support, and ensure administrators are briefed on relevant matters before meetings.
    • Attend strategy sessions as needed and maintain file documents for data analysis, key findings, trends, and other relevant information.
    • Participate in gathering and collection of recommendations and communication plans for launch and rollout.
    • Coordinate project paperwork and ensure all materials are filed, stored, and retained in accordance with state and university policies.
    • Develop working relationships with affected constituencies at all levels; ensure that constituent representatives are kept appropriately informed of project activities and are encouraged to participate as appropriate.
    • Advise process teams representing constituent needs regarding cross-functional considerations, workflow integration and coordination, and optimization of best practices.
    • Provide and ensure communication with and between project and constituent management at critical points in the implementation of the project plan.
    • Coordinate implementation of internal and external resources and expertise as appropriate to achieve project objectives.
    • Ensure that projects are proceeding according to timelines, meeting targets and expectations, and adhering to established operating parameters; inform leadership of potential delays that may require a negotiation of changes in project resources as necessary to achieve objectives and timelines.
    • Assist in the design and maintenance of the Strategic Plan website.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.
    Essential Function Indicator Yes

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