Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Reentry Navigator to provide education-related reentry support and community outreach for current and prospective justice-impacted students. This position collaborates with college and community representatives, including law enforcement and corrections staff, to advance equitable student access and success, in alignment with college strategic goals. The Reentry Navigator will report to the Director for Student Recruitment.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by January 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM PDT.
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Collaborate and communicate with corrections navigators and jail staff to connect in person with prospective students prior to release and create a seamless transition for participants;
Engage in frequent check-ins with current and prospective students to strengthen relationships, cultivate educational capital and increase academic and social confidence;
Maintain accurate and detailed documentation and outcomes records on students for purposes of data analysis and evaluation;
Contribute to the development and implementation of an outreach and recruitment plan to create a climate of belonging, inclusion and affirmation for justice-impacted people; support the CBC strategic plan for recruitment and outreach;
Create and present workshops and/or information for potential students who are being released from incarceration to promote CBC in general, as well as specific College programs by creating a positive, engaging and collaborative environment;
Meet with prospective students one-on-one to provide guidance through the following onboarding enrollment steps: application submission, financial aid, getting started steps and assessment preparation as well as assisting with providing information on programs and degrees at CBC;
Provide workshops, small group activities and one-on-one meetings to assist with engagement in student life, campus activities and access to campus and community resources;
Contribute to the development and dissemination of CBC marketing materials and recruitment activities for justice-impacted people;
Participate in regular staff meetings to maintain current institutional information as well as prepare for new initiatives and enrollment management strategies to allow for planning departmental work under campus mission;
Assist in maintaining a campus-wide outreach/recruitment calendar, utilize web-based recruitment tools and scheduling systems to ensure communication with prospective students;
Attend trainings and conferences to keep current with the requirements and procedures for transiting students including (but not limited to) attending and participating in quarterly trainings and conference calls with statewide Education Navigators;
Convene committees that serve to enhance the student experience and advocate for current and formerly incarcerated students; participate and develop peer-mentoring programs to facilitate the creation of student support groups made up for Justice Involved students and alumni;
Provide educational related transition assistance such as referrals for support services and college expenses;
Build and maintain current information about available resources to housing, employment and assistance for formerly incarcerated students that will promote student retention, success and completion; and
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited college or university;
Two (2) years of experience working in education, social/human services or community outreach; and
Understanding of how racial and intersectional inequities limit access to and success in higher education.
Demonstrated experience working with the criminal justice systems or incarcerated populations;
Experience with outreach, marketing, and/or participant recruitment;
Proficiency in working with and understanding spreadsheets and data bases;
Program development and evaluation experience;
Experience working with CRM software systems.
Accuracy: Monitor accuracy of own work; recognize and corrects errors; maintain accurate records; accomplish tasks thoroughly through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small;
Analytical Skills: Synthesize complex or diverse information; collect and research data; identify data relationships and dependencies; design workflows and procedures;
Resourceful & Entrepreneurial: Consistently focus on end results and find most effective way to achieve goals and objectives; act on opportunities; take calculated risks; generate non-routine, non-traditional actions to overcome obstacles and achieve results;
Attitude Toward Progress and Change: Cooperate and support change and new processes; acceptance and quality performance throughout change;
Willingness to Learn: Open to learning new methods, obtaining certifications, attending training; participate in cross-training opportunities when assigned; suggest and/or researches new methods; proactively look for training opportunities that would better the position and/or department;
Oral & Written Communication: Speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings; structure and convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; review and edit written work constructively; ability to tailor to audience in mind;
Student Centered: Attention, interest, activities and efforts are centered upon the best interest of students; create and support an environment that enables learners to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals; provide courteous and helpful responses to all customers, whether they be students, general public or employees from another department;
Support for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Reflecting CBC’s mission, vision and values, support initiatives that expand the human qualities that differentiate our workplace and educational setting. Demonstrate and advocate an understanding of differences, open mindedness, compassion, sensitivity and interest in differing viewpoints given the diverse population and show a deep commitment to the involvement of colleagues, students and community members to student experience and success honoring freedom of expression as fundamental to personal, professional and organizational growth;
Accountability: Accountable for own actions, decisions, errors, mistakes and/or failures to act when appropriate; accept responsibility when given, understand what duties employee is responsible for and can be counted upon to carry out those responsibilities; and
Teamwork: Demonstrate a willingness to work with, and help others in completing job assignments, the ability to accept constructive criticism, and to cooperate with fellow employees and supervisors; demonstrate alignment with the "Yes And" culture, (e.g., being present and listening, making each other look good, embracing change and failure and choosing positivity).
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time exempt position. The standard work hours will be Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; however, work hours may vary due to work demands and some evening and weekend work may be required. This position is overtime exempt.
Prior to a new hire, 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 in the position.
Additionally, 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 employer. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who refuses to declare the existence or non-existence of an investigation or findings subject to this statute.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students. This position is directly engaged in the performance of work on a federal contract or grant which requires compliance with the College's Drug-Free Workplace Policy, was well as reporting requirements, as a condition of employment.
If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.
Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.
OTHER JOB ELEMENTS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position requires minimal ability to use dexterity and fine motor skills assemble, build or repair machines or other objects. Frequent use of office equipment.
The position requires minimal physical effort such as lifting, carrying, or movement, etc. Movements required to complete work are not difficult, and only require some degree of agility and hand eye coordination.
The work environment is usually well-protected, with minimal hazards or obstacles. There is little or minimal element of personal risk or hazard. Job conditions are usually comfortable, with minimal issues of confinement, temperature change, incident of noise, or interactions of a disagreeable nature and/or inside/outside work.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.