Business Title: Upward Bound Program Coordinator - Wellpinit
Location: WSU SPOKANE CAMPUS
Employee Type: Classified
Job Family: Civil Service and Non-Permanent - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
Responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the Upward Bound programs in Mary Walker and Wellpinit high schools in Stevens County. Upward Bound 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. Upward Bound offers an academically challenging year-round program, including tutorial services, monthly meetings, quarterly workshops, a local and residential summer program, college visitations, career advising, cultural events, and assistance in applying for financial aid and college admission.
Coordinates program services supporting low income and first-generation college students in completing high school and enrolling in higher education and assists parents in supporting their children's academic success.
Assists in serving as liaison with high schools, builds positive working relationships with key community stakeholders, provides counseling and academic advising, and tracks student contacts. Conducts orientation workshops for students and parents, assesses student needs and develops an academic service plan for each student.
This position is located in Stevens County, Washington.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Program Implementation - 40%
Student Programs - 35%
Academic Advising - 20%
Other - 5%
High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in the program specialty OR equivalent education/experience.
Specialty: Two full years of experience participating and/or working with low-income, first-generation, and/or academically at risk high school students.
Valid Washington State Driver's License is required at time of appointment.
Must be willing to travel, including overnight, on occasion. Includes travel and overnight lodging for the summer program that is conducted on the WSU Pullman campus.
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Professional experience serving students in higher education.
Experience developing, maintaining, and/or using computerized record systems and information management.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills that facilitate communications, team building, problem solving and conflict management skills.
Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse groups of people in a positive manner.
Monthly Salary: Range 38, $3,096 - $4,417-Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28.
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.
FTE: 100% This is a Permanent position. Screening Begin Date:Ongoing; open until filled
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.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and successful completion of a criminal background check will be required of the successful candidate.
2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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