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compensation: Monthly full time salary
employment type: full-time

The Community Consulting Specialist provides an individual with a unique opportunity to contribute to the College’s increasing efforts to connect Whitman students with regional organizations for mutual learning and benefit, at a time when the College’s strategic planning focus is on deepening these connections.

The primary function of the Community Consulting Specialist is to work with Whitman students, local agencies, and Seattle-based 501 Commons to develop year-long paired (one student and the Specialist) consulting projects to help Walla Walla organizations identify and make progress on internal processes. For at least the first year of this project, the consulting model will be created using relevant sections of the 501 Commons “Five Elements” internal assessment model.

The Specialist will help students involved in these projects gain access to professional development opportunities and to reflect on and make meaning out of their experiences. In addition, the Specialist will be a resource to the Whitman and Walla Walla communities on topics including non-profit management and governance, board service, long-range planning and effective use of organizational expertise and resources. This position is funded by a Sherwood Trust grant and will last for the three-year life of the grant.


1. Manage local consulting partnerships

- Develop and oversee consulting projects

- Partner with each student to work as a team

- Collaborate with 501 Commons to ensure high quality program design, oversight and adjustment

- During the first year, create at least three consulting partnerships and then in the second and third
years create at least six partnerships (academic year in length)

2. Align with SEC staff and programs

- Collaborate with all SEC staff to ensure alignment and consistency of interaction with community
partners and intra-office coordination to maximize success

- Participate in SEC staff meetings and Academic Affairs staff meetings

- Participate in and when appropriate help design other Student Engagement Center events and

3. Share and expand knowledge

- Create programs and events to share knowledge generated through consulting work with audiences
including Whitman students, faculty and staff

- Develop and oversee a variety of programs for students and alumni including trainings about working
with non-profits, idea pitch-contests, site visits to local organizations; and professional networking

- Serve as an advisor for students who might be interested in consulting,

- Create programs and events to share knowledge generated through consulting work with community
partners and other office campus stakeholders

- Convene discussions about social innovation, program management, and entrepreneurship, open to
the Walla Walla public, including people connected to non-profits and also other residents

4. Other

- Develop systems to keep accurate records of all activities for continuous program improvement and
grant reporting

- Utilize effective and current technologies and communication outlets in all facets of work

- Other duties may be assigned as needed to support the goals of the Center and the grant


High level of familiarity about non-profit organizations (governance, structures, policies, management needs, etc.). We envision this equating to at least five years of direct professional experience.

A positive track record of managing projects or programs that involve a high degree of organization and attention to detail

Ability to work closely and congenially with students and community agencies

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Understanding of the Whitman College mission and Strategic Planning priorities

Flexibility and willingness to embrace a dynamic, constantly changing and evolving work environment

Computer knowledge and experience with spreadsheets, word processing, web editing, software programs and apps that are essential to program promotion and facilitation

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university

Competence in a second language in addition to English highly desirable, proficiency especially desirable


Experience working with socially and ethnically diverse groups
Experience working with college students

Apply online at the Whitman College website.
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