TESC Graduate Programs Admissions Coordinator (temporary)


The Evergreen State College

Position Description

Date: September 11, 2014
Position: Graduate Programs Admissions Coordinator (temporary)
Location: Graduate Studies Office (Sem II)
Organization: Academics
Incumbent: n/a
Position Number: TBD
Reports to: Academic Associate VP

Position purpose: Manage admissions processes for three graduate programs. Support graduate programs in inquiry and recruitment activities.

Nature and Scope: Temporary, minimum of 1/2 time with the potential to a maximum of ¾ time as needed, 10-month (Oct 1, 2014-July 31, 2015) position.

Salary: $14-$19/hour and health coverage.

Application Process:

Send an electronic copy of the following to:

Maggie Foran at foranm@evergreen.edu

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. References (3) — include name, position title and organization, e-mail address, and phone number

Application review begins: Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Essential Duties:

1. Perform required grad program admissions activities as assigned.

2. Assist Graduate Program Assistant Directors (ADs) in inquiry follow-up, data entry, and other related tasks.

3. Support ADs in recruitment and outreach activities.

4. Create and maintain all graduate programs admission files.

5. Create and maintain Banner, College Net, and any off-system database for all graduate programs.

6. Provide administrative support for Admission Committee file review for all graduate programs (forms copied, support faculty reviewers, etc).

7. Reviews and evaluates credentials of applicants, as needed by each program (test scores, calculating undergrad GPA, certification records, transcripts, etc.)

8. Follows College and Washington Student Achievement Council policies (WSAC) in the processing and evaluation of undergraduate and graduate applications.

9. Build and maintain close working relationship with college Office of Admissions.

10. Annual transfer of files to Registration and Records.

11. Other related admissions, recruiting, and outreach activities as assigned.


1. Ability to work under pressure, with multiple programs and multiple tasks, requiring a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

2. Ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision.

3. Knowledge of higher education in general and specifically in Washington state.

4. Proficiency with current generation Microsoft software including Word, Exchange, and Excel. Ability to enter data quickly in the college student record system with a high degree of accuracy.

5. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records.

6. Must possess excellent public relations and customer service skills both in person and over the phone.

7. Ability to work at a desk/computer for extended periods of time and operate standard office equipment.

Desired Qualifications

Administrative work experience
BA degree
Experience in higher education
Experience with Banner and College Net

Environmental Justice Associate (part-time, 4-month temporary position)


Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Job Title: Environmental Justice Associate (Part-time, 4-month Temporary Position)
Position opens: September 2, 2014
Position closes: September 19, 2014
Starting full-time annual salary: $73,548 to $81,072 (Union Grade IV-E – IV-G), depending on skills and experience
($41,922 – 46,211 (approximately .57 FTE, depending on exact number of hours worked))
To apply: Please submit a cover letter of application and your resume to:
Susan Campbell, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 Third Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101 or e-mail to recruitment@pscleanair.org

This is a four month, part time position (20-24 hours/week), anticipated from approximately October 27, 2014 to February 27, 2015, with a possible short term extension.

In May 2014, the Agency launched its new Strategic Plan, which emphasizes our work in various capacities to ensure we all breathe clean air. A strong component of the strategic plan calls for intentional approaches around equity and environmental justice.

This position will provide support during the Environmental Justice Coordinator’s leave of absence. The position will help agency staff maintain environmental justice and equity efforts in conjunction with strategic plan implementation and continue work started during the last year. In this role, the Environmental Justice Associate will focus on three key areas: 1) work with agency staff to implement strategic plan efforts within community hubs; 2) maintain coordination of environmental justice projects and programs; and 3) complete identified tasks related to equity.

The work will be divided between both internal efforts (60%) as well as activities involving external audiences, partners and events (40%). Anticipated projects during the term include: participating in community events as an agency representative; supporting new and ongoing programs that require cross-departmental collaboration, (e.g. ensuring monitoring staff is coordinated with our diesel or compliance divisions as it pertains to Agency’s grant work with external community partners); handling logistics to support internal professional development workshops; and maintaining internal communications tools using SharePoint.

About the Agency: The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is a regional government agency created in 1967. Our jurisdiction covers King, Pierce, Kitsap, and Snohomish counties. The Agency works to protect public health, improve neighborhood air quality, and reduce our region’s contribution to climate change. We achieve our mission by monitoring our air quality, sponsoring voluntary initiatives, educating people and businesses about air quality issues, and enforcing state and federal air quality laws.

Our Agency is governed by a Board of Directors which includes elected officials from each of our four counties, a representative from the largest city in each county, and one member representing the public at large. We are comprised of approximately 75 staff members including: inspectors, air resource specialist, engineers, meteorologists, monitoring technicians, project managers and communication specialists, as well as IT services, human resources, legal, records management, finance and administrative staff. For more information on the Agency, please visit us at www.pscleanair.org.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Demonstrated knowledge of equity and environmental justice principles, with a commitment to build on knowledge and experiences.
• Experience working within diverse communities to understand community issues and develop and maintain relationships.
• Strong collaboration skills relevant to internal teams and external partnerships, experience building alliances with key individuals or groups to share and gather information.
• Demonstrated ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources and communicate key concepts simply and effectively.
• Ability to work independently, dependably and successfully, work on multiple projects at one time, and meet high quality standards with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to modify her/his style and approach in response to changing environments, and different perspectives, needs or demands.
• Proficiency in more than one language.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
• Skill in effective oral and written communication in order to convey complex information and sometimes controversial issues to various audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to address the concerns of diverse audiences about contentious issues – remains calm in difficult, uncertain or challenging situations.
• Ability to quickly recognize, assess, understand and respond to differences based on organization affiliation, role, style, gender, race, etc.
Education and Experience
Candidates may have any combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the job.
• Experience: 2+ years of relevant experience, and/or
• Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science, Social sciences, Environmental Studies, Health, or Communications; may be working towards a graduate degree in any of the above listed fields.

Keep Checking for the NEW MPA website to go live

Thank you Evergreen MPA for a wonderful education and the honor of giving back for this year! It’s my last day of the contract to improve marketing; I can promise that the Fall will bring beautiful new Guide a Logs, posters, banners, bookmarks AND a user friendly, sharp, new website! Stay tuned to the MPA program as a student, alumni, faculty member or prospective Greener through our website. Everything you will need to know is in there!

The newshub will still be available on the new home page site as is our facebook page and a link to our linkedin connection can be found on the employment page.  Everything will be mobile ready for your convenience!

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Laura Hendrix

Good News for Evergreen

One of 14 colleges to make this fine list, the 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges has included Evergreen on their list of Best Buy Schools. Michael Zimmerman stated that, ” We are the only public or private college or university in the Pacific Northwest and the only public institution on the West Coast on the list”. Good news for alum and prospective students alike!  Check out the link for the full story.



Fellowship Opportunity

Now Accepting Applications for our 2014 – 2015 Betty Jane Narver Fellowship
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 – 2015 Betty Jane Narver Fellowship. The fellowship is open to any currently enrolled graduate student in a college or university, and recent graduates with a master’s degree or Ph.D.

Qualified applicants should have excellent written and oral communications skills, a commitment to accuracy and attention to detail, and a demonstrated interest in fiscal policy. To achieve our goal of training and supporting new voices in the policy arena, we’re especially interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds.

The fellow will receive a monthly stipend and be responsible for less than 20 hours a week.

This position is not eligible for benefits. Reimbursable travel may be required to specific policy-related trainings chosen by the Budget & Policy Center. The fellowship will generally run from November 2014 through April 2015 (this is flexible).

The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 31st.

For more information about the Narver Fellowship, including reflections from our 2013 -2014 fellow, click here.

Apply for the 2014 – 2015 Betty Jane Narver Fellowship.

Information Session Scheduled

Attend the next MPA group info sessionon Tuesday, August 26th from 5:30-6:30pm at the downtown Olympia Timberland Library (@ 8th and Franklin): Randee Gibbons will be there to discuss the MPA curriculum, admissions requirements, program costs, financial aid, and to answer any questions you have. No need to RSVP — just show up!

Info on When Spring Credit is Posted

People have been asking “when will Spring course credit be posted?” Here’s how it works: First, faculty have up to 2 weeks after the end of evaluation week to finish evaluations and send them to their program support staff for processing. The Spring 2014 deadline  is June 27th.  Then, program support staff have up to 1 month to process and post credit.

      • The Spring 2014 deadline is July 27th.

MPA Hooding Ceremony and Celebration

Friday, June 13th at 10am, doors at 9:15 in the Evergreen Longhouse

Opening Prayer

Delbert Sm3tcoom Miller (Skokomish) Artist, culture bearer and spiritual leader of the Skokomish Tribe

 Welcome and Acknowledgements

Cheryl Simrell King, MPA Director & Master of Ceremonies

Opening Remarks

Michael Zimmerman, Provost, The Evergreen State College

Thomas (Les) Purce, President, The Evergreen State College

 Introduction of MPA Faculty

Cheryl Simrell King

Faculty Speaker

Moroni Benally

Student Speakers

Tribal Governance Cohort

Marjoree Corless

Public/Nonprofit Administration & Public Policy (General) Cohort

Jane Wall

Jamie Yoder


MPA Tribal Governance Cohort names read by Puanani Nihoa

MPA Public/Nonprofit Administration & Public Policy (General) Cohort names read by Randee Gibbons

Closing Remarks

Cheryl Simrell King


MPA General Capstone

Announcing the General/Public-NonProfit Administration/Public Policy Cohort Capstone presentation schedule – you are welcome to attend any/all!


Congratulations to the presenters!


THURSDAY JUNE 5, 2014 (6-9p in Sem 2 D1105)

6:00     Casey Carter – GRuB Strategic Planning

6:15     Haley Rice and Tara Weaver– Business Plan for a Farm

6:30     Meagan Darrow and Meghan Sullivan– Nonprofit Employee Engagement

6:45     Simon Gorbaty – Worker Cooperatives

7:00     Josh Martinsen and Pixie Needham – Tenino Quarry Pool/ Operations Plan

7:15     Lars Andreassen – Co-Op Preschool Capacity Building

7:30     Jamie Yoder and Andrew Beattie – Afterschool Programs in Yelm

7:45     Pedro Garcia and Kenny DeShiro-Harper – Yelm Lions Foundation Six-Year Strategic Plan

8:00     Michael Ellsworth – Recidivism & Remediation of Disciplined Healthcare Professionals

8:15     Shauna Muendel – The Connection Between TB and Diabetes

8:30     Christopher Barnes, Jennifer Johnson, and Jane Wall – Arts Education and Development


SATURDAY JUNE 7, 2014 (9a-2p in Sem 2 E1105)

9:00     Christy Bezanson – DSHS Program Evaluation

9:15     Caitlyn Jekel – Accountability Measures for Industry Specific Training Programs

9:30     Megan Brownlee and Andrew Oommen – Eviction and the Sociology of Rental Markets

9:45     Gretchen Simons, Michael Sloan, and Vitali Litvin – PARC Foundation Strategic Plan

10:00   Rochelle Morris and Sheila Smith – Implementing Public Policy

10:15   Erick Agina – Labor &  Industries Project Planning

10:30   Todd Haskins and Renee Noby– Brownfields in Washington State

10:45   Jennifer Nortrup and Adam Trimble – How Local Governments Promote Sustainable Development

11:00   Lisa Harper – Light Pollution in Olympia, WA

11:15   Cecelia Loveless – Implementing an Institutional Effectiveness Model as SPSCC

11:30   Ashley Daniel – The Effects of Local Sourcing Law: Farmers and Processors in WA State

11:45   Deborah O’Neill, Julia Rose, and Kara Seldin – Moving Charter Schools Forward in WA State:  Administrative Documents at WSCSC

12:00   Rachel Dreon – Evolving the Evergreen Experiment


12:15   BREAK

12:30   Katitza Holthaus – Estuary Project Plan (CLAMP)

12:45   Carly Kujath – Operation Place Safety:  Group Violence Reduction Strategy for Prisons

1:00     Nicolette Wegner – Inclusive Intimacy:  Documentary

1:15     Rachel Burke and Gloria Martin – Dual Credit in High School

1:30     Rebecca Reule – Funding TOGETHER!

1:45     Heather Smith – More Efficient Technology Processes