Academic Program Coordinator Yakima County Upward Bound
Washington State University
Location: Union Gap, Washington
Internal Number: 4598884
Academic Program Coordinator Yakima County Upward Bound
Available Title(s): 1481-YN_ADMINPRO - Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1
Business Title: Academic Program Coordinator Yakima County Upward Bound
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
Summary of Duties:
The Upward Bound Program is a federally funded academic support program that prepares and motivates low-income, first generation and academically at-risk high school students to successfully pursue a college education.
The Academic Program Coordinator will assist the Upward Bound Director in the development and implementation of the Upward Bound program in Eisenhower High School in Yakima WA and Highland High School serving the communities of Tieton and Cowiche in Yakima County.
Duties will include coordinating program services, assist as a liaison with high schools, building positive working relationships with key community stakeholders, providing academic and career advising, documenting student contacts, conducting workshops for students and parents within the Spanish speaking community, assessing student needs and developing an academic service plan for each student to assure academic success and preparation for college. The position will also keep the Spanish speaking parents/guardians appraised of their students' progress and will assist the parents in supporting their children's academic success.
A minimum of one day each week will be spent in each target school. The Academic Coordinator will assist the program Director with the planning, development, and implementation of a six-week summer academy for students. This position will require several weeks away in various locations during the summer months and occasional overnight supervision of program students during the school year.
Positions require a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Two (2) years of full-time experience advising and providing academic support or instruction to high school students.
Must have or be able to obtain at the time of hire, a valid driver's license.
Experience working with records and databases.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability to travel off-site and occasionally overnight.
Bilingual/Biliterate in English and Spanish.
Experience with students from a diverse background and/or low income families
Experience working in a higher educational setting; familiarity with academic program and requirements; familiarity with financial aid policies/procedures.
Skill in facilitating groups and working with community partners.
Experience coordinating events.
Area/College: WSU Tri-Cities K-12 Outreach
Department Name: Yakima Upward Bound
City, State, Zip: Yakima WA 98902
Monthly Salary: $4,050.00
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review WSU's Administrative Professional Compensation. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff and Total Compensation.
Position Type: This is a temporary position.
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position with an end date of August 31, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. We anticipate funding to continue as it has been continuously funded since 2003.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Wednesday, September 27, 2023at 11:59 p.m.
Screening Begin Date: September 6, 2023.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application.
External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
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