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Program Administrator, Workforce Education (Carl D. Perkins)

Position Overview

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) invites applications for Program Administrator, Workforce Education.

As a member of the workforce education department, this position administers Carl D. Perkins federal funding in partnership with the 34 community and technical colleges in Washington.  The position also supports high school and college career and technical education dual credit initiatives.

Headquartered in Olympia, Washington, the program administrator is involved in planning, monitoring college activities and budgets, providing technical assistance, and producing required reports. 

Job #: 2018-06

Annual Salary: $73,231.68

Location: Olympia, WA

Opens: Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

Closes: Recruitment is closed. Announcement is for reference only.

Recruitment and screening of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, return completed materials by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Note: Agency hiring authorities reserve the right — and may exercise the option — to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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  • Support strategies to improve access and inclusion to education and increase attainment for all students enrolled in workforce education programs.
  • Provide administration for Carl D. Perkins funds including review of college grant applications and activities to ensure compliance with the intent of the Carl D. Perkins Act and federal laws.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with college staff, partner agencies and State Board colleagues to support students and programs.  Provide technical assistance and training as necessary.
  • Research, identify intent and interpret government regulations.
  • Develop and provide related reports to various stakeholders.
  • Support other Workforce Education initiatives and programming.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated experience building strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Proven experience managing projects that require compliance oversight to include providing technical assistance and training, tracking accountability measures and producing written reports.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of related experience and/or education.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with demonstrated time management, organizational skills and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and able to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and web-based applications. 
  • Ability to travel within Washington state and occasionally to other national locations, including multi-day trips. 

This is a full-time, exempt position. The annual compensation for this position is listed above. Washington state has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For more information, see Employee Benefits.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.  This position reports to the Policy Associate for Workforce Education.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Letter of formal application that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
  • Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.

Send application materials

Email is preferred, but you may send application materials by one of the following delivery methods:

Application tips

  • Make sure you clearly indicate the position you are applying for in your letter of interest and within your email and/or subject line – suggested subject line format:  Last name, First name – Position Title.
  • Include your name, address, current phone number, and email on the first page of each document you submit.



Pamela Kelly
Human Resource Consultant


Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

To assist with the agency's reporting and hiring process, applicants are asked to complete and return these additional forms to

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) supports Executive Order 13-01 Veterans Transition Support and is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Applicants who need accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing 800-833-6388 or voice 800-833-6384.

Employee Benefits

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation. As an exempt employee, you will also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 30 percent of your salary.

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More Information

Contact the Human Resource Office at 360-704-4301 or visit the HR web page.

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