Business Title: College Access Coach, Vancouver Campus
Location: WSU VANCOUVER CAMPUS
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
College Access Coach, Vancouver Campus
If you have an affinity with high school students and would like to join a team of professionals that directly impact the lives of low-income and underrepresented students, we have an open College Access Coach position.
Summary of Duties
Washington State University (WSU) Vancouver's Talent Search programs are funded with federal TRiO grants by the Department of Education. The program purpose is to increase the number of low-income and underrepresented students who graduate from high school and successfully complete post-secondary education.
The College Access Coach has responsibility to increase Talent Search students' academic performance through direct tutoring, advising, and developing students' positive academic behaviors and non-cognitive skills. Responsibilities include mentoring students to increase college and career readiness, coaching students regarding financial literacy, financial aid, and the college application process, and supervising college students who will work part-time directly with the high school students as academic tutors. This position will schedule, arrange and provide supervision of field trips to college campuses, working as a team with other Talent Search staff. With the assistance of classroom teachers, counselors, and school administrators, the College Access Coach will reach out to students, and use instructional tools and methodologies that are consistent with Vancouver School District and Dept. of Education interventions to achieve grant outcomes. The College Access Coach will monitor, collect, analyze, and document student data for assessment and reporting requirements.
This position is housed out of WSU Vancouver, and will work within Hudson's Bay and Fort Vancouver high schools, providing direct support for Vancouver School District students. An important component of this position is the knowledge of the community resources in target schools for participants and parents/families geared to serve the needs of low income and potential first-generation college students. The College Access Coach reports to the Campus Director of Talent Search programs at WSU Vancouver.
Positions require a Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year of experience directly related to student services. A Master's degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Proficiency in the use of computers and MS Office software programs.
Willingness and ability to travel locally and work a flexible schedule, including frequent nights and weekends
Two (2) years of experience providing instruction or direct outreach services to students and/or working with parents in individual or group setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of school programs, student success, the school community and/or parental involvement in community and/or school setting.
Familiarity with organization and operation of school/district administration and university/community college systems.
Demonstrated success providing leadership and supervising others.
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people, including peers, university and school administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents, and the general public.
Experience managing, tracking and reporting program data.
Experience in student academic support programs.
Bi-lingual in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, etc.
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
This is a temporary position and is expected to end September 2026. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Hybrid work schedule and flexible scheduling may be an option after the initial training period.
WSU offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including up to 49 days off per year through paid holidays/sick leave/annual leave, a choice of retirement plans, medical/dental/vision, basic life and long-term disability insurance, and an employee tuition waiver program.
Posting Close Date
This position will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on August 9, 2022.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
1) Resume (uploaded in the resume section).
2) A cover letter (uploaded in the questionnaire).
3) A diversity statement (also uploaded in the additional questionnaire, see information below).
Please include a diversity statement on past, current and future contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in alignment with WSU Vancouver's mission through your work with the university. Please see our Strategic Plan, Goal 4 for more information on what WSU Vancouver is doing in this space, https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/strategic-plan.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
About WSU Vancouver
As one of six campuses in the Washington state University system, WSU Vancouver provides baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.
As the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is dedicated to its land-grant tradition for openness, accessibility and service to people. WSU Vancouver enjoys extraordinary community support and is committed to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs.
Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homelands of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Employees and students alike value the beauty of campus.
Recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine as a top college for diversity, WSU Vancouver is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in all that it does.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its C...ommunity Engagement Classification.WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.