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Coordinator, BFET & WorkFirst
Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington
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Date Posted 03/13/2018
Admin-Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 03/25/2018
SALARY: $4,195.00 - $4,195.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 03/05/18
CLOSING DATE: 03/25/18 11:59 PM


The Coordinator of the Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) and WorkFirst programs
supports disadvantaged, low-income students receiving TANF or Food Assistance from DSHS in
order to help them reach their educational and career goals. The position plans, develops,
implements, and evaluates these programs in accordance with federal, state, and local policies
and procedures. This includes marketing, recruiting, student intake, determining student
eligibility, advising, educational planning, retention services, awarding student aid, and tracking
budgets and outcomes. This position coordinates with other Workforce programs, the financial
aid office, state and community based organizations, and other departments throughout the
college. This is an exempt,  position that reports to the Director of Workforce Development.


  • Coordinate the daily operations of the BFET and WorkFirst programs working closely with the Director to develop strategies to support BFET and WorkFirst students and program objectives and recommending new initiatives to improve program outcomes
  • Provide intake, determine eligibility and enrollment into these program; advise students using a case-management model to increase retention, program completion, and employment
  • Determine eligibility for BFET and WorkFirst funding, working closely with financial aid, bookstore, cashier and other Workforce funding sources; provide assistance in completing financial aid applications and referral to alternative funding sources
  • Develop and implement student success programs and outreach activities to assist students in attaining academic and career goals; may include developing and facilitating in-person and online workshops; may teach College Strategies or a related class
  • Serve as student advocate to resolve matters of academic and financial difficulty, college process navigation, access to community based resources; serve as a liaison and student advocate with DSHS
  • Maintain regular communications with students through a variety of methods, including phone, email, mail, CANVAS, and in person meetings
  • Develop and maintain program and student tracking systems, including student files, spreadsheets, and advising notes; gather, compile and analyze data; track and maintain accurate student records, including student referrals and coding in SMS and EJAS
  • Develop reports for internal and external sources
  • Develop, revise, and propose policy and procedures related to the BFET and WorkFirst programs working closely with the Director and the Workforce team; maintain a working knowledge of state and federal policies related to the BFET and WorkFirst programs
  • Strategize and coordinate with the Workforce Development team and internal and external partners to improve services, leverage resources, and assist students in reaching their educational and employment goals
  • Develop and disseminate information, publications, and marketing materials to prospective and current students, college faculty and staff, community-based organizations, funding agencies and business and industry
  • Assist the Director in preparing and managing the BFET and WorkFirst budgets consistent with student need, college policies, and state and federal regulations; reconcile tuition and book budgets
  • Represent the college at professional and community organizations; participate in college system professional conferences and in-service activities
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate within the policies and procedures of the college and applicable governing agencies
  • Assist college administrators with strategic planning efforts and other initiatives as necessary
  • Plan, schedule, train, and direct work activities of employees of lower classifications as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of education and work experience related to the above functions; Master's preferred
  • Work experience in educational counseling, case management, or advising required
  • Experience in OG, BFET, WorkFirst, Worker Retraining, or other higher education workforce programs preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required; experience using SMS, FAM, EJAS or other specialized databases related to higher education or DSHS preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required
  • Experience working directly with diverse populations (specifically working with low-income and first generation college students) required
  • Experience within the technical or community college setting; knowledge of financial aid systems and experience tracking financial aid data preferred
  • Experience with database management for tracking, research and data analysis required
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment required
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are
  • multilingual


Salary for this position is $4,195, monthly.  This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position; working
weekdays 7:30 am to 4:30 pm with occasional night and weekend responsibilities. Medical,
dental and insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees
Benefits Board; State Retirement Plan; vacation accrues at 2 days per month and sick leave
accrues at 1 day per month, effective upon employment. This is an exempt position and employment is at-will.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods
  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials/equipment
  • Lifting: occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 10 pounds
  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close up work; ability to adjust focus frequently
  • Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person
  • Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact with students and instructors, as well as the public
  • Busy, open area office setting; may be faced with constant interruptions Moderate use of equipment with moving/and or sharp parts
  • Exposure to weather; corridors between buildings are outdoors Noise and chatter in classroom/office environment
  • Online application
  • Current resume Cover letter
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process
  • Official transcripts/certifications (if any) will be required upon employment
  • This is a permanent full-time, exempt position working 40 hours per week.
  • Job offer is contingent upon successful completion of reference/background check and criminal history investigation.
  • If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority
groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or
Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's
Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human
Resources, Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.



You must submit an online application, including resume and letter, at http://www.lwtech.edu. We do not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed application materials. 

All application materials become the property of Lake Washington Institute of Technology. 

11605 132nd Ave NE 
Kirkland, WA 98034 
Position #18E034 
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