Education Manager at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-08
Req: R-1740


1325-NN - Extension Coordinator Specialist

Business Title:

Education Manager



Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

Washington State University Office of Professional Education conducts the annual Sewing & Stitchery Expo (Expo). Expo is seeking an Education Manager for the largest consumer sewing show in the nation, held in Puyallup, Washington. Expo has an average attendance of 23,000 people who come from all over the world to take part in this one of a kind education and vendor exhibition. Attendees can gain hands-on experience with the latest techniques and trends the sewing world has to offer. More than 100 daily seminars are taught by industry experts to enhance the attendees' knowledge, skill, and entrepreneurial endeavors. The Education Manager is responsible for the coordination and management of program and seminar development; and subsequent implementation of the event. The Education Manager is also responsible for developing additional educational opportunities related to, but separate from, Expo to continue opportunities for participants throughout the year.

The position involves close contact with multiple key stakeholders within and outside the University including Clothing and Textile Advisors of Washington, industry guilds and associations, volunteers, vendors, local and national businesses and collaboration with Professional Education teammates. This position will be a crucial position leading all education and training for volunteers.

The Education Manager role consists of:

  • Recruitment and retention of sewing industry related teachers and vendors

  • Schedule management for 100+ seminars during Expo and seminars throughout the year

  • Delivering and evaluating program results

  • Budget and financial management

  • Website and database management

  • Social media planning and execution

  • Updating and upholding policies and procedures

  • Volunteer and planning committee management including meeting, training and development of materials

  • Expo staff and volunteer supervision

The Education Manager works in parallel with the assigned Conference Manager to ensure that planning and budget adjustments are made in accordance with program goals and objectives. The assigned Conference Manager will work directly with the Education Manager to execute the exhibitor side of the seminar instructor expectations.

This is a hybrid position, predominantly teleworking with the requirement to live within reasonable driving distance of Puyallup, WA

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant extension program discipline and three (3) years of related experience in the program specialty. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Prefer a Masters Degree with three (3) years related experience. Demonstrated teaching experience and evaluating community projects and experience in preparing educational materials for low literacy and diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated mindset for working quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret, and act upon information presented.

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively lead the work of others to excellent outcomes

  • Demonstrated ability for excellent communication in all forms, written, verbal, and presentation.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to use electronic communication methods and computer programs including web browsers, WordPress, Microsoft Office

  • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule.

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid driver's license.

  • As a hybrid position, while working remotely, must provide own reliable, high-speed internet able to sustain work needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree with three (3) years related experience.

  • Experience and education in the clothing and textiles industry

  • Current presence in the sewing and stitchery industry

  • Past or current leadership and involvement in sewing and stitchery industry programs and events

  • Experience trend tracking and implementation of industry ideas and practices

  • Well-versed knowledge of additional related sub-industries

Additional Information:


Academic Outreach and Innovation

Department Name:

Professional Education

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:

Monthly Salary:




This is a permanent position.

Posting Close Date:

This position has been re-posted, screening is underway and will continue until the position is filled.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following required documents to their online application:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, 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.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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