Available Title(s): 1481-YN_ADMINPRO - Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1
Business Title: TRIO Student Success Specialist
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
Summary of Duties: The TRIO STEM Advisor is responsible for providing personal coaching and advising support to student participants; will be responsible for academic plans, career services, financial aid, registration, student activities, and other forms of student services related to TRIO participants who are first-generation, limited-income students and individuals with disabilities. The STEM Advisor will help students navigate through their college experience successfully by assessing students' academic skills; will determine best possible approach for academic improvement and develop student success plans; will provide resources available on campus and provide referrals when necessary. Duties and responsibilities also include planning and attending day or overnight trips related to graduate school, conferences, leadership programs and cultural enrichment. This includes outreach and retention efforts, development of TRIO programming that supports underrepresented populations, serves on committees, and participates in ongoing professional development. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: analyzing student academic plans and transcripts, using data to inform advising and coaching practices of TRIO students, developing and participating in student success programming; functioning as a liaison with university faculty, supervisors, and internal and external constituents; monitoring and evaluating student services and programming effectiveness, and suggesting changes required for improvement. Essential Functions:
50% Academic Advising/Personal Coaching
Required Qualifications: 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.
Demonstrated excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
Demonstrated computer software skills, including the ability to use office software
Demonstrated ability to prioritize job tasks effectively
Demonstrated public speaking and experience conducting presentations
Professional or personal experience working with a diverse group of students and their families such as first- generation students, low-income students, disabled students, and/or culturally diverse student populations.
Valid driver's license
Master's degree in related field
Bilingual: fluent oral and written communication skills in a language other than English.
Previous work experience at an institution of higher education.
Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment and leadership, including the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Experience working with and maintaining student records
Experience with Washington State University business policies and procedures and/or federal grant regulations, such as a TRIO program, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), High School Equivalency Program (HEP), GEAR Up or similar grant programs.
Area/College: Washington State University Tri-Cities Department Name: TRIO Student Success Programs City, State, Zip: Richland, WA 99354
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.
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on August 31, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by December 18, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Screening Begin Date: The screening of applicants will begin immediately.
Background Check: 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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