Job Details

Program Manager A - Craft Brewing & Distilling

South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 11/21/2019

**Priority review of applicants will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2019.**

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) seeks a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Program Manager A of Craft Brewing & Distilling.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.
We also offer:
The Clipper Café specializing in seasonal comfort foods
The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
Starbucks coffee shop
Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond – you receive a FREE State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass
FREE parking on our campuses – permits are not required
On-campus child care
Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
Many walking paths (Download PDF reader) that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
Gym and recreation facilities
SPSCC promotes wellness  with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
Lots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and faculty
Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts

What You'll Do
The Program Manager A (PM) of the SPSCC Craft Brewing and Distilling Program is the primary program support for the successful operation of the Craft Brewing and Distilling Program and administrative support for the Director of Craft Brewing and Distilling.   The Craft Brewing and Distilling Program's goal is to offer high-quality and comprehensive education and training in craft brewing, cider making, and distilling. The program provides educational enrichment opportunities for students through exposure to, and involvement in, an array of diverse experiences, including hands-on learning, site visits, workshops, conferences, community collaborations, and guest speaker lecture series.

Administrative and Student Support
Responsible for maintaining and organizing department records, including student information, transcripts, course materials, and student and part-time hourly employee time-sheets
Responsible for ordering, receiving and maintaining department supplies and equipment and maintaining an inventory of materials
Maintain records and files pertinent to equipment and consumable inventory management
Utilize desktop publishing, spreadsheet, and word processing software to create new documents, forms as needed.
Work with faculty, staff, and administrators to procure or schedule repairs of existing materials and equipment.
Coordinate off-site tours for exposure to industry based on course curriculum needs and schedules.
Will develop standard correspondence and forms, as needed.
Provide facility tours, when necessary.
Work with Director to create a calendar of events for each quarter.
Help coordinate and schedule individual student and group activities.
Create new student files.  Update spreadsheets, and monitor student progress, corresponding with students when needed.
Assist in student advising to ensure completion of program coursework.
Implement and execute student outreach
Serve as the main point of contact for prospective students
Assist with new student orientation activities and paperwork; revise and update orientation as needed.
Be familiar with, or able to become familiar with , existing federal and state regulations, college policy, and available funding options, to help ensure that students receive the resources and information they require.
May direct the work of part time staff.

External Communication and Community Liaison  
Help to identify, coordinate, and manage community-based events that create draws for people to engage with the brewing, distilling, and cider industries and the cross-market opportunities available
Help identify, coordinate, and manage industry events hosted in the area that support the industry needs for education
Develop relationships with local, state and regional educational institutions to create pathways for students to continue to pursue education in the field
Help identify and coordinate industry-based training with the CCE office in support of both industry and community in field
Assists in monitoring and maintaining the Craft Brewing and Distilling Program's website pages and social media accounts, including Instagram and Facebook, which will be used to promote the program, its accomplishments, and its activities.
The PM will create original content, disperse information, and engage with the online community through these platforms.
In conjunction with SPSCC Communications Department, the PM will identify program events for promotion by local media.
Work with the Director to plan roll out marketing strategies

Facility Operations Support
Provide assistance on the production floor or in the lab to help keep facility operations on schedule
Supervise student lab and production floor work with familiarity of safety protocol
Routine safety and maintenance checks of the facility equipment and instrumentation

Qualifications You Possess
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Administrative experience of 1 year
1 year of experience in the craft brewing, cider-making, or distilling industry, or equivalent in related program
Driver's license
Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working/learning environment. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated long-time interest in the business, science, history, process, or culture of food and beverage fermentation
This position requires a flexible work schedule, including availability for evenings and weekends
Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks, and accommodate numerous interruptions
Actively contributes to a work environment that embraces diversity and inclusion and uses numerous strategies to enhance the attainment of organizational goals
Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations, solving problems and making decisions
Position requires a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Advanced knowledge of computers and software applications, specifically MS Office suite: Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
Excellent communication skills, the ability to work well with others, and function as a team member

To Apply
Applications must be completed online and include the following attachments:
Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.
Veterans Preference
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and are wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.
Background Check Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

SPSCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over age 40, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status. SPSCC is a drug-free workplace.

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