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ABAWD (Able-Bodied Adult without Dependents) Navigator
Cascadia College in Bothell, Washington
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Date Posted 07/03/2019
Admin-Adult And Continuing Education Programs
Salary $50,000.00 Annually -  
Employment Type Temporary, Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Cascadia College is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in being part of a small, friendly community, with a faculty and staff that are dedicated to meeting the needs of our students. We are the newest college in Washington state's community and technical college system, and  take great pride in our learning environment that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as our focus on environmental stewardship and global awareness.
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Cascadia College is committed to creating and supporting a diverse faculty, staff and student population. Individual differences are celebrated in a community of learners focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Cascadia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, and is prohibited from discrimination in such a manner by college policy and state and federal law. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process may make request to the Executive Director of Human Resources by calling (425) 352-8880.

This is a grant-funded position with initial funding for one year. Anticipated start date: August 19, 2019.
Position Summary:
Under the general direction and supervision of the Dean for Student Learning, the ABAWD Navigator creates a single point of contact for immediate engagement of ABAWDs in activities that matter and fulfill the work requirement for Basic Food eligibility. This includes providing intake, assessment, referrals and support in accessing activities at community colleges or with other community partners. The ABAWD Navigator will also work to enhance collaborations with community partners and increase resources for colleges to support low-income students.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

ABAWD Navigation Design:

  • Actively participate as a member of the state-wide ABAWD Navigator Cohort, including attending virtual and in-person trainings and meetings
  • Contribute to the development of the state-wide ABAWD Navigator model, including program processes and data tracking systems
  • Participate in ongoing program evaluation and revision efforts to ensure appropriate and effective supports for ABAWDs
Supporting ABAWDs:
  • Provide an intake process for ABAWDs that includes appropriate assessment and presentation of the full menu of options to meet work requirements and individualized career goals
  • Support all students' access to Basic Food assistance and the Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program, and support the reduction of student food insecurity
  • Manage an ABAWD tracking system to ensure accurate program data and reporting
  • Provide ABAWDs with referrals for supportive services within the college and with community partners
  • Ensure ABAWDs are aware of their Work Participation Verification reporting requirements and provide assistance when appropriate
  • Ensure ABAWDs are provided with options for immediate engagement in Basic Education, Vocational Education, or other approved activities within the college or with community partners, including BFET providers
  • Conduct regular check-ins with ABAWDs and support the BFET program with case management for increased enrollments when needed
Enhancing Community Collaboration:
  • Facilitate local or regional BFET Provider service delivery integration and collaboration meetings
  • Assist efforts to strengthen transition supports, especially continued access to Basic Food, for students exiting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Participate in the Guided Pathways initiative at the college
  • Work with other ABAWD Navigators and the State Board of Community and Technical College (SBCTC) to enhance community partnerships to support students and increase options for individuals to meet work requirements
  • Provide a local focus and work with other ABAWD Navigators and the SBCTC to enhance integration with the workforce development system
  • Ability to travel to offsite locations to meet with community partners, up to 50%
Expanding Resource Availability:
  • Provide a local focus and work with other ABAWD Navigators and the SBCTC to secure non-federal resources for all BFET Providers to increase and enhance capacity to serve Basic Food recipients in employment and training activities
  • Ensure a full menu of college and community resources is available and communicated
  • Seek new community partnerships to increase resources for participants
  • Support the promotion of apprenticeship pathways for low-income populations
  • Support efforts to integrate student support programs at the college and enhance leveraging of college resources

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of related experience and/or education
  • Superior technical skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office and database programs
  • Availability for in-state travel for trainings and meetings
  • Excellent customer service, communication and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical abilities
  • Strong planning and project management ability
  • Demonstrated written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting, reviewing and applying program-specific policies, procedures and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to accommodate multiple stakeholders with various interests and needs
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to support a diverse workplace and educational environment

Supplemental information

Physical Work Environment:
Semi-Sedentary Work: Involves staying in a stationary position to a significant degree. Jobs are sedentary if moving is required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Work is performed at the Cascadia College campus and in a variety of local settings. Requires local area and in-state travel up to 50% of work time.
Position in this class typically require: operating a computer, communicating, observing and repetitive motions. Exerting between 10-30 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to transport, put, install, remove, or otherwise move objects. 

Condition of Employment:
Cascadia College maintains a drug free work and learning environment and prohibits smoking in all college buildings and state-owned vehicles.  Cascadia College employees must be able to successfully work in and promote a professional and educational environment that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion.

In recognition of the Jeanne Clery Act, information on our campus safety can be found at www.uwb.edu/safety.
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