Website Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $67,425.00 – $71,566.00 Annually
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2023-1021 MA COMP
Closing: Continuous

Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a non-tenure-track Medical Assisting Instructor/Program Coordinator & Compliance Officer at the Walla Walla campus. Qualifications: Associate’s degree, Licensed RN, 3 years’ experience in healthcare facility, and 1-year teaching experience. Salary Range: Initial placement is generally $67,425 – $71,566 for a 176-day contract. This position is eligible for an annual Nursing Educator stipend of 26% on top of the base salary. Initial screening of applications will occur on March 8, 2023. To learn more and apply, visit our website at WWCC is an equal-opportunity


This position is eligible for an annual Nursing Educator stipend of 26% which will be paid on top of the base salary. The stipend is exclusively contingent upon State funding appropriated by the College. 

Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track Medical Assisting (MA) Instructor/Program Coordinator & Compliance Officer at the Walla Walla campus. The program coordinator will be responsible for program effectiveness, including outcomes, organization, administration, continuous review, planning, and development of the MA program as well as other leadership functions with the nursing and allied health area.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College’s mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Description: 

This position has both faculty and program administrative/accreditation responsibilities for the MA Program on the Walla Walla, Washington and Clarkston, Washington campuses. In the faculty role, the relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor, and facilitator of learning.  Responsibilities include preparing teaching materials, teaching assigned classes, assessing learning, assigning grades and maintaining records. There is possibility of teaching in the nurse assisting program too.

As the MA Program Coordinator, this position is responsible for program effectiveness, including outcomes, organization, administration, continuous review, planning, and development in accordance with Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) national accreditation standards. This faculty position reports to the Director of Allied Health & Safety Education.

As the MA Compliance Officer for the nursing area, the incumbent will have a direct role in ensuring that all nursing and allied health programs meet state and federal guidelines for student compliance surrounding vaccinations and preparations for entry into clinical facilities that provide care to highly vulnerable populations. The compliance officer will report this aspect of their work directly to the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health.

Essential Functions: 

Teaching and Assessment of Learning

  • Provide high quality instruction in assigned classes that is consistent with the MAERB Core Curriculum and college curriculum standards.
  • Foster a positive, caring, and equitable learning environment where diversity is respected, and advanced.
  • Assess student mastery of course, program, and college learning outcomes.
  • Participate in general faculty functions:
    • Student Advising
    • Curriculum Development
    • College Committees
    • Professional Development
  • Integrate current computer technology in the classroom; offer instruction in multiple teaching formats (face-to-face, hybrid, online courses) as appropriate.
  • Participate in Professional Development activities that foster growth in best practices for teaching/learning and practice standards in industry.
  • Collaboratively Assess, Plan and Instruct with IBEST (Integrated Basic Skills Instructor) for student success.

Leadership and Program Administration

  • Provide general management of the MA Program that includes a long-term vision for the program consistent with college mission and values.
  • Ensure that all MAERB and CAAHEP accreditation standards and outcomes are regularly assessed and met.
  • Submit reports that detail program goal(s), learning domains, evaluation systems, outcomes, analysis, and appropriate action plans to the state approval and national accrediting bodies.
  • Maintain student records in sufficient detail to document learning progress and achievement, completion rates, and pass rates on a national MA certification exam.
  • Organize and hold regular meetings of a MA Advisory Committee who act collaboratively as consultants during curriculum design/implementation to ensure current industry relevance.
  • Serve as the lead faculty member for the MA Program
  • Assist in the hiring and evaluation of adjunct MA faculty and the MA Practicum Coordinator.
  • Provide oversight and direction to the MA Practicum Coordinator; assist with or oversee the orientation/mentoring of program adjuncts.
  • Represent the MA Program at department/division meetings and at college committee’s meetings (Curriculum Committee, Outcomes Review Committee, etc.) as needed.
  • Understanding of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Knowledge of compliance related to credentialing and privileging healthcare providers

Student Recruitment and Retention

  • Assist in the development and distribution of MA Program promotional materials
  • Represent the MA Program at selected college outreach/student recruitment events
  • Represent the MA Program at community events or on statewide inter-institutional initiatives
  • Assist/advise/mentor MA students to promote student success

Minimum Qualifications (per CAAHEP and MAERB standards):

  • Associate’s degree
  • Licensed RN
  • If Licensed RN without an MA certification, must be willing to obtain initial certification and maintain.
  • Credentialed by accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), or under International Organizations for Standardization (ISO) (CAAHEP Guidelines, page 4; and, in good standing
  • A minimum of three (3) years of employment in a healthcare facility, including a minimum of 160 hours in an ambulatory healthcare setting, performing or observing administrative and clinical procedures as performed by medical assistants. These hours may be substituted with hours performed as a registered nurse
  • Minimum of one (1) year of teaching experience in postsecondary and/or vocational/technical education setting
  • Instruction in educational theory and technique

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching MA courses in multiple format (face-to-face, hybrid, and online)
  • Current and competent in the MAERB Core Curriculum objectives included in the assigned teaching
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish


The successful candidate will have the ability to:

  • Use highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effectively work with diverse students/colleagues in a collaborative and inclusive learning environment.
  • Provide excellent client service to students and members of the public
  • Utilize strong organizational and motivational skills.
  • Demonstrate best practices in teaching and assessment of student, program, and college learning outcomes.
  • Provide excellent instruction that combines an array of instructional methodologies to enhance student learning (skills demonstrations, lectures, group discussions, critical thinking activities, etc.)
  • Recognize the value that cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences bring to the learning environment and create an environment that values, encourages, and supports these differences.
  • Build constructive working relationships within the campus community and with public stakeholders by treating others with a high level of acceptance, cooperation, dignity, and mutual respect.

Conditions/Terms of Employment

On October 31, 2022, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee rescinded the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for higher education institutions. WWCC is no longer required to collect vaccine information, however, some workplaces (hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare institutions) may continue to require COVID-19 vaccination for nursing students and staff conducting business on their site.

This is a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Faculty terms and conditions of employment are negotiated with their exclusive bargaining representative, the Association for Higher Education. A complete copy of the agreement can be found on the WWCC Employment Page.

Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and official college transcripts. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition for consideration of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. The College is a tobacco-free campus.


The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule. Employee placement on the schedule is determined by education level and experience. Salary is dependent on the number of days of the contract and the candidate’s placement on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placement is generally $67,425 – $71,566 for a 176-day contract.  This position is eligible for an annual Nursing Educator stipend of 26% which will be paid on top of the base salary. The stipend is exclusively contingent upon State funding appropriated by the College.

The College has a comprehensive faculty benefit program including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid sick leave; and retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs.  All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). The college also supports faculty professional development. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

Required Application Materials

This position will remain open until filled. To be included in the initial screening, applications should be received by Wednesday, March 8th. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV application.
  • Cover letter
    • In your cover letter, please describe why you are interested in serving as the Medical Assisting Instructor/Program Coordinator & Compliance Officer with Walla Walla Community College.  Please include education, professional teaching experience, and program management/compliance experience you possess and why you are an outstanding fit for the WWCC Nursing and Allied Health Program.
  • Curriculum Vitae or professional résumé.
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial transcripts or certificate for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

WWCC also reserves the right to not fill this position, close the opening, 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.

If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627. 

Walla Walla Community College is committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. To qualify for veteran’s preference, you must attach a copy of your DD214 or NGB 22. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the application/ employment process, please call (509) 527-4323 – TDD (509) 527-4412.


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