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Classified - AANAPISI - Program Specialist 2

Shoreline Community College

Job Description

Shoreline Community College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Located on 83 acres just 10 miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline is situated among native evergreens with a campus full of brilliant colors during spring, summer, and fall seasons. Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with leadership 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.

This position is under the umbrella of the Students, Equity & Success division/Office of Access & Advising at Shoreline College. This position will be part of the AANAPISI grant/SAGE (Student Achievement through Guidance and Engagement) project work team in a new center being created. The position will report directly to the AANAPISI Program Director.

Shoreline became one of the fifteen two-year and four-year institutions to receive a 2021 AANAPISI grant from the US Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to build and expand Shoreline’s capacity to serve Asian American, Pacific Islander, low income, and first-generation students.

The AANAPISI/SAGE Program Specialist position assists the Director in meeting the outcomes of the AANAPISI grant/program by implementing the SAGE project. Within the SAGE project, the Program Specialist will be responsible for: hire, train, and supervise the peer mentors; assist students with enrollment and financial aid activities/onboarding and provide ongoing outreach and retention efforts to support cohort students; coordinate with tutoring services the delivery of peer tutors; assist with development and implementation of SAGE orientation; plan and implement AANAPISI/SAGE academic activities and campus wide events; oversee the day-to-day operations of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) center; manage purchasing and track expenditures for the grant / prepare reports in compliance with grant requirements; and provide information and expertise to students, instructors, and to others. Collaborate and coordinate with the Director and other constituents as needed to accomplish and meet the AANAPISI/SAGE project’s goals, objectives, and outcomes.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Work with AANAPISI/SAGE Prospective, new, and transfer students from initial contact through enrollment and completion with close collaboration with the Advising department and Multicultural Center.
  • Assist with navigation of processes: admission, AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander)/SAGE orientation, financial aid, and graduation application.
  • Assist with administrative tasks – support for all paperwork.
  • Prepare information and reports for federal grant reporting.
  • Assist in managing the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Center· Collaborate with other departments to collect data on AAPI/SAGE student retention, and success, e.g., Enrollment Services & Financial Aid, Outreach, Advising, Tutoring, Student Accessibility Services, SIP/Guided Pathway, and the Multicultural Center.
  • Utilize technology, including ctcLink and Starfish, to collect data around student enrollment and retention.
  • Assist in recruiting and hiring peer mentors; assist in developing training program for Peer Mentors on cultural competency to engage with AAPI/SAGE students within FERPA compliance. Supervise Peer Mentors and their activities.
  • Collaborate with the Tutoring Center to plan and coordinate the Peer Tutor roles and tasks.
  • Collaborate with Project Director to design and hold AAPI/SAGE orientation, plan and implement activities and at least three campus-wide learning events each year of the grant that align with the grant objectives and speak to the equity gaps and barriers for AAPI and low-income students.
  • Provide campus and community resources to students.
  • Provide information and expertise to staff, faculty, and the community regarding the grant/project.
  • Collaborate with Project Director on outreach activities with the college and the community and coordinate collaborative campus events in the API Center.
  • Coordinate with Project Director on professional development or other related project activities as appropriate, e.g., tend Title III Grant in services / webinars, AAPI/SAGE orientation, as well as cultural competency trainings as directed.
  • Ensure compliance of student/hourly employees with College policies, procedures, and federal rules, including Title IX and FERPA.





  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years or equivalent education/experiences working with AAPI populations


  • Microsoft Office Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and Word programs, Zoom and other internet applications
  • Electronic data record systems such as Starfish, or similar
  • Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and responsiveness
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Self-management and responsibility to meet priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail in producing information, completing documents, and entering and/or retrieving data accurately in computerized record keeping systems
  • Developing, maintaining, and ensuring the confidentiality of student files and program data in compliance with FERPA
  • Flexibility, with an attitude of cooperation and the ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels
  • Facilitating trainings on cultural competency pertaining to Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) inclusion or AAPI cultural lenses
  • Formal experience with data collecting and reporting (professional experience or as a student)
  • Experience navigating community college system (professional experience or as a student)
  • Grant management (1 year professional)
  • Excellent collaboration and organizational skills
  • Experience in developing training and presentations
  • Knowledge of student development theory and learning strategies


Conditions of Employment

The College is currently providing services in a mixed modality of operations (both online and in-person services are offered). This position will perform work in a standard office setting, use standard office equipment and physically attend meetings both on and off campus, using the ability to communicate in person or through appropriate means. Please note, there may be limited opportunities for online work depending on program or area needs. If authorized for online work, employees will need to provide their own workspace and internet access, noting the College will provide technical equipment and support for online work needs. This position may work weekends and evenings when appropriate or needed is required.

This position is allocated to pay range 42, under the Washington State Office of Financial Management higher education salary schedule. Salary placement for new employees is determined by the College. This position works 40 hours per week, with schedule dependent upon department needs. Hiring of this position is contingent on available funding as determined by the College President. This is a grant funded position for five years ending on September 30, 2026.

Persons with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodation in all aspects of employment with the College. This includes, but is not limited to recruitment, application, hiring, training, termination, conditions of employment, and any other employer-supported activities. Applicants requesting accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. Shoreline Community College does not sponsor H-1B visas for this position. Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment. This position is overtime eligible.

In accordance with RCW 28B.112.080, applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current or past places of employment.

This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees - Higher Education Community College Coalition.

Required Materials


To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

  • NEOGOV online application/profile/supplemental question
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications
  • Current resumé

Applicants considered for positions at the College may be required to submit to a background check as a condition of employment. Adverse information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’ suitability for the positions.

Please Note: Once application materials have been submitted, you may not modify the application.

  • Community Standard Statement

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly ..."- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shoreline Community College is a place for students, employees, and the community to pursue excellence in education in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection. We value respectful, dynamic interactions and lively discussion. We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Shoreline Community College does not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations. When one of us is diminished, all of us are diminished.


1. What is your definition of equity and what do you think are important considerations with regards to equity when working with Asian American and Pacific Islander students?


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