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Clinical Faculty, Assistant Director Center for Financial Planning and Well-Being

Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA
Closing date
Mar 19, 2023

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Who we are:

We are a team of individuals committed to Changing Students' Lives. No matter what job, each of us plays a part in supporting and empowering our students to fulfill their dreams.

Working in higher education provides career growth and career choice. Think of a university campus like a mini city, operating across 380 acres. You'll find diverse academics, libraries, athletics and sporting events, full service and quick serve dining, conferences and events from small to large, recreation centers, housing for ~10,000 students, health services, police and public safety.

For the seventh time in eight years, CWU is a recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Come join us on our journey to encourage, inspire, and create spaces where all identities thrive on campus.

Tour our campus in Ellensburg here.

What we offer:

Our investment in you begins the day you join our team, a healthy and successful future for you is important to us. We offer medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, discounts across town, an employee assistance program for individualized counseling, and a wellness incentive program. Learn more: .

The Role:

Central Washington University is taking applications for a position as Clinical Faculty and Assistant Director of CWU's recently established Center for Financial Planning and Well-Being, (CFPW). This is a non-tenure track position. This individual will lead the Center's Money Savvy Wildcats (MSW) program which will brings financial education and peer coaching to students and staff across CWU locations. Our new colleague can expect to spend 66% of their time on Money Savvy Wildcats development and growth and 33% of their time (one course per quarter) teaching personal finance.

The Assistant Director role is responsible for developing content, delivering training and supervising student coaches (Money Savvy Wildcats) as they provide services to their colleagues. Services include individual coaching and group workshops. MSW will focus on topics critical in building awareness and adopting behaviors that improve financial well-being during their time at Central and after graduation.

CWU is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply. The selected candidate will demonstrate a commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment that includes teaching, advising, and mentoring first generation and BIPOC students.

The College of Business is AACSB accredited, offers an attractive teaching load with small classes and provides a close-knit teaching environment.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master's degree or above in education, business, or related field.
Experience in roles related to financial services.
At least two years of supervisory experience with a strong understand of performance management.

Preferred Qualifications

Academic credentials relevant to personal finance, financial planning, teaching other relevant area of education. A minimum Master-level education is required for consideration as a Clinical Faculty.
AFC® CFP® or other applicable certifications
Work experience in a higher education setting
Experience with student engagement, mentoring or advising
A record of promoting inclusivity in classrooms and academic work environments.
Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds.
Teaching, or service that demonstrates an ability to contribute to CWU's commitment to inclusion and diversity.


Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.

Pay & Work Schedule

Pay: Commensurate with education and experience $70,000 - $90,000 annually

Schedule/Hours: Full time, non-tenure track, 11-month Appointment. Sept 1 - July 31. Central Washington University is on the quarter system.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required. * Work may involve outreach to student communities and others in the CWU community as well as members of communities adjacent to CWU teaching locations.

Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.

Additional Information: For additional information about the University, visit:
For additional information about Ellensburg, visit:

How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:

A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting; and (c) detail outlining activities relevant to serving students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented. (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity);

Curriculum Vitae including work history, education, training and contact information for three professional references;

Statement of teaching philosophy; and

Copies of transcripts for highest degree held

Screening Begins: October 15, 2022

**NOTE: Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree. Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Name: Carlo D. Smith
Title: Chair, Department of Finance and Supply Chain Management
Phone: 509-963-3854

Please contact Human Resources at or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to sign a Sexual Misconduct disclosure in pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080and submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here:

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