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The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) strives to be an employer of choice. State employment provides a secure and fulfilling career in public service. Employees enjoy excellent health benefits, generous leave policies, and secure retirement options. Our agency offers tuition assistance and an active employee wellness program.

WSAC is committed to excellence through diversity. Women, veterans, people of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Learn more about WSAC's mission and our commitment to equity.

WSAC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact us.

Notice: Per Governor’s Proclamation 21-14, all employees engaging in work for the Washington Student Achievement Council are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be verified by the Office of Human Resources after an employment offer has been extended and accepted. Please reach out to the Office of Human Resources at if you need information on a medical or religious accommodation.

Position Type : Openings

Assistant/Associate Director, Higher Education Finance

Program Coordinator – Workforce Programs

Research Associate


None at this time.


None at this time.

Applicants for State Work Study student positions must be eligible for State Work Study (SWS) funding through their college. Visit the State Work Study program web page for more information. State Work Study positions are not eligible for state-paid benefits, paid leave, or holiday pay.

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Compensation and Benefits: WSAC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. The value of state benefits adds approximately 30 percent to employees’ base salaries. WSAC staff also receive the benefits listed below.

Insurance: Employees and their families are covered by medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as basic life and long-term disability insurance plans. Additional coverage is available at special group rates. Visit the Health Care Authority to learn more.

Retirement/Deferred Compensation: Employees can choose either a defined benefit plan (PERS 2) or a combined defined benefit/defined contribution plan (PERS 3). In addition, the state offers a Deferred Compensation program for additional tax-deferred retirement investment savings. Visit the Department of Retirement Systems to learn more.

Vacation and Leave: Leave benefits include 12-22 days of vacation per year; 12 days of paid sick leave per year; 10 paid holidays; newborn, adoptive, and emergency childcare leave; paid leave for jury duty or other civil duties; and leave for military service.

Growth Opportunities: State employment offers personal and professional growth opportunities. Employees can attend workshops and trainings to build skills and develop management capacity. WSAC also offers tuition assistance.

Additional benefits include: