We are proud of our staff culture.

We create and maintain an innovative, fun, collaborative workplace in support of the WSCPA Purpose Statement and Strategy.

These principles guide how we work with each other and our members. Our goal is to keep these principles front and center in everything that we do.

  1. Communicate—We value transparent, honest, and timely communication within and across departments.
  2. Achieve—We take initiative and perform to the best of our abilities.
  3. Respect—We accept our differences and honor the dignity and rights of each person.
  4. Commitment to Service—We anticipate our members’ and co-workers’ needs and provide the best possible service and support.
  5. Teamwork—We seek to understand each other’s roles and proactively support each other in order to achieve both individual and organizational goals.
  6. Innovate—We encourage creativity and risk-taking. We learn from failures and mistakes.
  7. Grow—We support each other in our individual pursuit of personal and professional development.
  8. Wellness—We recognize the overlap between our personal and professional lives and the need to take steps to enable us to be our whole, best selves.

Open Positions

The Washington Society of CPAs is currently hiring to fill the role of Student Initiatives Coordinator. See the job description and application instructions below.

Washington Society of CPAs is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Student Initiatives Coordinator

Oversee student programs and initiatives. Supports events around the state highlighting student member recruitment and interaction with members. Establishes and maintains working relationships with key contacts at colleges and related entities throughout the State. Coordinates volunteers for Accounting Careers events in high schools, colleges, and educator functions. Assists with scholarship promotion and implementation, as well as Foundation support. Serves as part of the Member Services team to respond to member issues through phone/chat function. Assists membership department with membership recruitment and engagement strategies and program implementation.

Essential Job Functions

Academic Relations

  • Responsible for the development of and maintenance of relationships with key student organizations, Accounting Department leadership and faculty.
  • Train volunteers and ambassadors. Support WSCPA chapters in their student activities as needed.
  • Responsible for development of student content including presentations, newsletters, Connect, and website.
  • Partner with the Director of Membership to create and implement student membership goals and marketing plans. Accountable for department student and educator membership annual targets.
  • Research information, resources, and content for potential student/new professional newsletter and social media.
  • Respond to inquiries from members, prospective members, students and educators
  • Manage and maintain key contact information in database for Washington educators, students, and accounting clubs.
  • Oversee Connect interaction in student related resource groups including scholarship winners, Coffee & Conversations, and CPA Exam Accelerator Group.
  • Work closely with Director of Member Services on Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives related to our Foundation, scholarship outreach, and grant programs.

Scholarships

  • Oversee promotion of scholarship program: work with communications on marketing direction; distribute resources to counselors, financial aid offices, and provide materials for volunteer presenters, be point person for questions.
  • Provide program guidance to ensure SBOA contract guidelines are followed.
  • Review scholarship applicants during application period to adjust outreach efforts by college, or overall.
  • Ensure a WSCPA and or Foundation representative is at every scholarship award ceremony, and help coordinate winner processing and documentation needs.
  • Recruit scholarship task force and coordinate with Scholarship Platform provider for access and setup, and managing process.
  • Create invoices for the named scholarships and other programs

Member Services

  • Assist with member customer service, including answering phones on hunt group and participating on Olark chat as available.
  • Take part in membership brainstorming and strategy, and work with Director of Membership and Director of Communications on member messaging, outreach, and engagement.
  • Assist membership department in annual dues renewal process.

Other

  • Understands and demonstrates WSCPA culture, values, and attributes.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or work experience equivalent
  • Prior experience in sales, recruiting, accounting, business development or a position with a high degree of school/college interaction
  • Prior volunteer management experience preferred

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong presentation, public speaking, and customer service skills required
  • Ability to build relationships and motivate others to action
  • Able to address a wide range of audiences and forums
  • Must be able to attend evening events and travel throughout Washington
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and database applications
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities; excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to communicate and cooperate with customers and staff at all levels
  • Self starter and ability to work without close supervision

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format here. Include “Student Initiatives Coordinator” in the subject line. Please note, a cover letter is required to be considered for this position.

Washington Society of CPAs is an Equal Opportunity Employer