Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks Retention Specialist’s, who's primary function is to assist enrolled and prospective students in the development of meaningful educational and career goals by providing developmental, educational and career planning services. This position focuses on services in Adult Basic Education, English Language Acquisition, GED and HS+ students. This position reports to the Dean for Transitional Studies.
This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by September 21, 2023 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
If you have questions or need assistance during the application or search process, please contact the recruiter for this position, Ashley Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 542-4567.
Assist prospective and enrolled students regarding academic and college and career education programs, admission procedures, degree requirements and transfer requirements;
Work to assist Transitional Studies students into successfully transitioning from ABE/ELA/GED test preparation courses/High School+ courses into Integrated Basic Education and Skill Training (I-Best) and other career training programs;
Assist students in developing comprehensive educational plans and in developing and clarifying educational, career and life goals;
Participate as a team member in implementation of advising procedures and objectives;
Collaborate with Transitional Studies staff, faculty and other College staff to develop and implement innovative advising activities;
Design and deliver group advising sessions, orientation workshops and information sessions;
Liaison to other campus student support services assisting students to find services for which they are eligible; Link students to appropriate campus and community services and resources;
Collaborate with professional-technical faculty and student services personnel in placing students into appropriate levels of study and monitor student progress and participation;
Assist with development and placement of service learning opportunities for I-BEST and other career pathway cohorts as appropriate;
Initiate appropriate interventions for students who are experiencing academic difficulties;
Provide retention and follow-up services to students to ensure student compliance and student success;
Assist with the collection and reporting of data to college and agency systems;
Provide excellent customer service to students, potential students, campus partners and community partners;
Participate in college and community meetings, as appropriate; and
Contribute to the College’s commitment to diversity by fostering a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation.
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Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, or related field from an institutionally accredited college or university; and
One (1) year of experience in higher education with diverse populations of varied ethnicity, ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Psychology, or related field from an institutionally accredited college or university;
One (1) year of experience working with under prepared adults, first generation college students, and/or students with special needs; and
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification.
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.