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Coordinator of Student Services for Nursing
Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington
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Date Posted 05/23/2019
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Salary $4,800.00 -  USD Per Month
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), located 15 miles northeast of Seattle, is the only public institute of technology in Washington state and has provided high quality education since 1949. We offer 8 applied bachelor's degrees, 43 associate degrees and 91 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. LWTech is located within the city of Kirkland, which is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. LWTech was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the nation in 2018 and is proud to be a Military Friendly School.

The Coordinator of Student Services for Nursing provides comprehensive student support services to prospective and enrolled students in Nursing programs. Specifically, this position will coordinate all student services activities needed for students participating in HEET grant programs. Services include: information sessions, admissions processing, retention and completion support, and direct advising services to students pursuing prerequisites and courses for nursing programs. This is an administrative exempt position that works under general and infrequent supervision and reports to the Director of Enrollment Services. This position works an alternate shift that must include evening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, and daytime Saturday hours while classes are in session.

LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College's commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources.Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council



  • Provide direct, comprehensive program advising and career planning for prospective and enrolled students in nursing programs

  • Process all nursing admission applications via an online admission tool; prepare acceptance and denial letters; respond to student admission inquiries

  • Monitor and manage students' academic progress and completion from inquiry to initial enrollment to graduation consistent with college policies

  • Use data, research, and analysis to identify obstacles to student retention and/or academic achievement

  • Maintain regular communications with students in group and individual settings as appropriate; maintain regular communications with Nursing faculty and deans about program details, student progression, and current and prospective student issues

  • Respond to inquiries from prospective students, outside agencies, and others on program information; assist with student intake; process and update student information

  • Assist students to develop degree plans, identify appropriate learning resources, and intervene when needed to help students having difficulty to facilitate student progression and completion

  • Serve as student advocate to resolve matters of academic difficulty and college process navigation; help students to resolve misunderstandings

  • Implement selective admissions procedures, ensuring that students seeking admission to a selective program meet admissions criteria

  • Evaluate transcripts for placement and for credit transfer

  • Serve on Nursing admissions committees; advise committees on admission deadlines and criteria

  • Compile summary applicant data at the end of each selective admission cycle

  • Prepare reports for internal and external sources 

  • Provide individual and group orientation sessions and support activities to increase student success

  • Perform a variety of activities associated with office/admissions/services operations that require initiative and independent judgment 

  • May supervise and train assigned student and classified support staff; back up other college staff as necessary

  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate within the policies and procedures of the college and applicable governing agencies

  • Represent the college at professional and community organizations; participate in professional conferences and in-services 

  • Assist supervisor to develop and maintain office procedures that relate to general and selective admissions, training, cross-training, and professional development; develop and carry out comprehensive plans for office activity, growth, and general progress of the office towards established goals

  • Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality

  • Other related job duties as assigned



  • Sufficient combination of education, work, and lived experience to demonstrate ability to meet the following expectations (generally, successful candidates have a bachelor's degree and 2 or more years of related work experience):

    • Provide effective advising and admission support to a diverse population of students

    • Use multi-format technology for the successful completion of assignments, like: Microsoft office suite (including outlook and excel), student management systems, CRMs, etc.

    • Evaluate college transcripts to award credit

    • Supervise student employees

  • Mission-driven and passionate about programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual  



Salary is $4,800 per month. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. This position works an alternate shift that must include evening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, and daytime Saturday hours while classes are in session. 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.

Required Online Application Materials:
Online application
Current resume
Cover letter addressing Essential Functions and Qualifications
Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment:
Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

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 of time

  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment

  • Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds 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 co-workers, as well as the public

  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently

 Environmental/Work Conditions:

  • Frequent use of office equipment

  • Exposure to weather; corridors between building are located outdoors 

Eligibility Verification:
 If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

Affirmative Action Statement
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 Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.


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