Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 2

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Three (3) current vacancies available!

The Site Manager is responsible for the strategic planning, administration, and direct support of the WSU Tri-Cities Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) project at a designated middle school. Provides services to a cohort of approximately 150-799 students, manages an operating budget, and supervise temporary hourly and/or administrative staff.

The Site Manager represents the university as primary liaison to the partner schools and their communities implementing GEAR UP goals and objectives while ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, university, and grant regulations.

Duties include but are not limited to: provide direct services to students; planning, preparation and leadership participation of group activities and workshops; coordinate and communicate with school administrators, teachers, staff, parents, students, and colleges, community members, organizations, and businesses; provide local leadership in program development and evaluation. This position will provide support to key program components, including tutor training and supervision, career exploration, and post-secondary preparation.

This is a temporary, full-time position housed at WSU Tri-Cities with work location in Vancouver, WA.

Minimum requirements:

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. Experience leading or directing the work of others. 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.

Additional requirements:

Three (3) years of relevant full-time, professional experience working directly with middle/high school students, and/or experience working with students in higher education setting.

Experience working with parents/adults in individual or group setting.

Knowledge of community, educational and social service resources in the district’s community.

Demonstrated experience in promoting the success and achievement of students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds.

Ability to be self directed and demonstrate effective communication, team building, creative problem-solving, and conflict management skills.

Willingness and ability to travel overnight and work a flexible schedule, including frequent nights and weekends.

Proficiency in the use of computers and MS Office software programs Excel, Outlook and Word.

Ability to travel overnight and in some occasions with supervisory responsibility of students.

Must have, or be able to obtain at the date of hire, a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience with tutoring, academic, and counseling programming.

Experience supervising subordinate staff.

Experience managing a government grant program in a middle or high school setting.

Experience developing and managing a budget.

Experience coordinating events and field trips for students.

Experience working with college readiness programs.

Professional first-hand experience motivating students of low-income or disadvantaged youth.

Bilingual/Biliterate in English and Spanish.

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