Project Specialist

Washington State University

Position Project Specialist

Industry: Education

Employment type: Full Time



Salary: $4,386.85/month – $6,580.27/

Location: Seattle, WA (On-site), US

Company: Washington State University


Project Specialist

Washington State University ·

Available Title(s)

1138-YN_ADMINPRO – Coordinator

The William D. Ruckelshaus Center is seeking candidates to fill a 12-month, temporary, renewable, full-time Project Specialist position. The successful candidate will use independent judgment to provide support to one or more of the Center’s ongoing projects. The position involves complex planning, logistical support, outreach, public engagement, and conflict resolution both independently and in collaboration with project leads and project teams. The Project Specialist position provides crucial coordination and project management for the Center’s collaborative governance projects. May also help develop projects or assist with facilitation and project leadership.

Vital aspects of our work at the William D. Ruckelshaus Center are to continually learn and to strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion in both our projects and our organizational culture.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, TEAMS and PowerPoint), Zoom, Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, and browsing application.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience providing highly organized logistical support.
  • Must be able to occasionally work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mediation and conflict resolution experience.
  • Working knowledge of public policy processes.

Additional Information

Area/College: Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Department Name: William D. Ruckelshaus Center

City, State, Zip: Seattle, WA 98125

Department Link:Ruckelshaus Center

Monthly Salary: $4,386.85 – $6,580.27 | In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review WSU’s Administrative Professional Compensation. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff and Total Compensation.

Overtime Eligibility: Overtime Eligible

FTE: 100%

This is a Temporary position.

Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end August 31, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions: Please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible . Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents


Cover Letter

Washington State University Is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator And Employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, and special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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