Program Specialist 2 – Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) job Shoreline Was
Program Specialist 2 – Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) job Shoreline Was
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Program Specialist 2 – Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) Job

Employer Name: Shoreline Community College SpiderID: 7755526
Location: Shoreline, Washington Date Posted: 7/17/2018
Wage: $36,528 - $47,532 Category: Social Services
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Job Description:
Program Specialist 2 – Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)

Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Salary: $36,528 - $47,532 annual salary commensurate with qualifications & experience
Date of first consideration: August 6th, 2018

TO APPLY: please visit for full job announcement and application steps.

The Workforce Education department supports low-income, unemployed and underemployed populations who need funding and support for education, assistance planning educational goals, and resources for finding employment. As part of Workforce Education, the Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) program provides assistance with education and training costs at Shoreline Community College to eligible individuals currently receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance.

Under the direction of the Program Specialist 3, this position will manage the day to day Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) program operations and provide comprehensive support to students receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance. This includes determining BFET eligibility, identifying challenges to employment and educational goals and providing support to achieve student success in Professional-Technical and Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs. This position implements state and federal program policies, and facilitates specialized program activities.

Shoreline Community College is dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Shoreline serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities through the core themes of educational attainment and student success, program excellence, community engagement, access and diversity, and College stewardship. Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with a campus that models ideals set out in our Community Standard*. We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all.

Essential Job Duties:

• Assist students with college and career navigation in an effort to reach their employment goals
• Respond to student inquiries and communicate BFET eligibility requirements and enrollment procedures
• Conduct BFET intake sessions, including developing an Individual Employment Plan, determining BFET student eligibility and assessing barriers to education and employment
• Provide on-going support to BFET students and connect students to on campus support services and community based organizations that address their individual needs
• Process and track student applications; create and maintain detailed student information on database management system; authorize and coordinate student support awards by working closely with internal college stakeholders
• Monitor student eligibility through DSHS EJAS system; track student credit amounts each month; check satisfactory academic progress quarterly and work with students to create an action plan that helps facilitate student success
• Document student progress monthly in DSHS EJAS system for all program participants
• Support a diverse student population who may be experiencing challenges including: homelessness, mental health, financial hardship and more
• Other duties as assigned of a similar level/nature

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent education/experience
• Two (2) years of experience of working in social service or related career field, especially in higher education

- Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook and electronic record management systems
- Challenges encountered by low-income populations
- Professional/Technical Programs and student support services
- BFET, Worker Retraining, Opportunity Grant, and WorkFirst program guidelines and requirements
- Community based supports and resources

• Ability to work with a diverse group of students, staff, and the public in a friendly, courteous and helpful manner
• Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and competence
• Time management, organization, and ability to meet competing deadlines/priorities
• Handling difficult and sensitive situations, using sound independent judgment within College/legal guidelines
• Entering and/or retrieving data accurately in computerized record keeping systems
• Writing/editing/proofreading clear and concise materials resulting in effective oral and written communication with individuals inside and/or outside of the College
• Establishing/maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Working effectively both independently and as a member of the Workforce Education team
• Finding resources to support students
• Ability to effectively work with individuals in high-stress circumstances

TO APPLY: Please visit for full job announcement and application steps. Please apply directly to the HR website, as we are currently unable to accept resumes that are directly emailed or sent through 3rd party job application platforms.

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
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Overnight Travel:
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Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Casual Dress, Day Care Services, Company Cafeteria

Company Profile:
Founded in 1964 with land acquired with help from the Boeing family, Shoreline Community College offers more than 100 excellent academic, professional/technical, and workforce training programs to meet the lifelong learning needs of its community. We serve the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities. We are recognized for inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student scess, and community engagement.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Human Resources Company Type: Employer
Company: Shoreline Community College Phone: 2065464769
Street: 16101 Greenwood Ave N Fax:
City: Shoreline
State: Washington
Zip: 98133
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