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Position Summary
Big Bend Community College (BBCC), a rural college serving vibrant, culturally rich communities in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington invites applications for and Allied Health Coordinator.   This position is responsible to coordinate and direct the Medical Assistant program at BBCC and in service district communities, and provide support for lab activities for allied health programs. The position responsibilities include maintaining appropriate curriculum to meet state and national standards.

The Allied Health Coordinator reports to the Dean of Arts & Sciences and provides program advising for current and prospective students, develops community resources for externship placement and solicits professional feedback through an advisory committee.

To work at BBCC you will be participating in a movement.  We are taking action to intentionally and fearlessly create a college where all feel they belong, all people are represented and respected for their lived experiences, and each has received the recognition and support needed to thrive. Our students, the HEART of BBCC, and our employees, the SOUL, are the reason we are deepening our commitment to this movement.

BBCC’s organizational strength is captured in our small but mighty spirit. A small college taking on BIG things to enact BIG change to lift our students and employees. We are dedicated to extending postsecondary access to all our service district members and providing an environment for all to grow personally and professionally, steered by our mission and vision.

Vision:   To become our communities’ first choice to dream, learn, and succeed.


Serve as a Bridge

Stand as a Leader

Support for Success

Our guiding principles are a call to action, establishing a standard for how we interact with each other, present BBCC in the community, serve students AND act upon areas of inequity.

Guiding Principles

Honor our Role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Advocate for Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity
Embrace our Workplace Norms
Innovate Proactively
Model Integrity
Educate All

If you share these values, we encourage you to come be a part of the movement happening at Big Bend Community College.

This position is open until filled.   Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.
Essential Job Duties
Primary essential responsibilities include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Facilitate curriculum evaluation, revision, and implementation to reflect current professional standards for allied health programs, specifically the medical assistant program.
  • Coordinate, plan, and direct the Medical Assistant education program; plan class schedules of MA and HED classes in coordination with the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Director of Nursing Programs.
  • Prepare and teach one clinical course (MA 111, MA 112, MA 113) each quarter if needed.
  • Recruit prospective students to allied health programs. Provide advising and support for prospective and current students of allied health programs.
  • Develop community partnerships through the Medical Assistant advisory committee.  Solicit feedback from community partners and implement changes as needed to continuously improve the program.
  • Coordinate with area healthcare providers/employers to establish medical assisting program course offerings at selected satellite locations as well as establish and arrange clinical instruction, clinical sites and placements, and student practicum sites throughout the BBCC service district and occasionally in other areas.
  • Facilitate and assess student externships, ensuring all required paperwork is completed in a timely manner in accordance with college policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with the instructional deans and coordinate with the Director of Nursing Programs to recruit program faculty and provide program-specific training to support faculty in courses; promote a positive professional environment and foster professional development.
  • Supervise and mentor associate (part-time) faculty in the program; work with program faculty to assess student learning and effectiveness of allied health programs.
  • Support lab activities for allied health programs including medical assistant and skills labs.
  • Exercise fiscal responsibility for department budgets.  Ensure appropriate levels of inventory for program use.   Notify maintenance personnel of facilities and/or equipment in need of repair.
  • Represent the college and the allied health programs to develop, promote, and enhance vocational educational activities including service on various college, community, and state committees.
  • Ensure responsiveness to student needs by maintaining appropriate communication with team members and other college staff.  Proactively manage expectations of students, staff, and faculty.
  • Teach one clinical course (MA 111, MA 112, MA 113) each quarter if needed.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as may be required.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

At the time of application candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Current and unencumbered Washington State Medical Assistant-Certified or LPN/RN license.
  • Two (2) years clinical experience in a healthcare setting within the last five (5) years.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience teaching at a community college or providing training in a healthcare setting or inpatient education within the last five (5) years.
  • Related training in healthcare.
  • Experience implementing strategies to improve student success and retention.
  • Experience with online learning, hybrid courses, learning management systems (LMS).
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing multiple projects concurrently.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.

In addition to the minimum and desirable qualifications listed above, we desire candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to or interest in serving Latinx and other underrepresented student populations in higher education.  


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills, combined with a collaborative work style.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Ability to successfully function in a complex organization with various constituent groups and competing priorities.
  • Commitment to an atmosphere of transparency and openness within the allied health and associated programs and the college in general.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trends and issues in healthcare and higher education.
  • Critical thinking skills: Seek resources for direction, when necessary; perform independent problem solving; decision-making is logical and deliberate.
  • Perform actions that demonstrate accountability.  Exercise safe judgment in decision-making.  Practice within legal and ethical guidelines.

Application Instructions 

This position is open until filled.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees.  Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE:  You must complete the online application in full and respond to the required supplemental questions.  Failure to provide this information or responses of “See Resume” may eliminate you from consideration for this position.  The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process.  These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. 

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment.  Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College’s discretion.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please contact NEOGOV Customer Service at 1-855-524-5627.

Applicants selected for a final interview may be required to give a short (approximately 10 minute) teaching demonstration.

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions.

Prior to employment, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform the position.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.  Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final does of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.  As a condition of employment, new hired employees will be asked to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, or request and be approved for a medical or religious exemption before beginning their employment with the College.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the College to sponsor an H-1B visa.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

Official transcripts must be provided to the college upon hire.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA  98837; 509-793-2026 or via email at

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus.  Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety.  The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website.  Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community.  Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website.  If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

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