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Program Specialist 3 (Project), Student Affairs

Employer
Bellevue Community College
Location
Bellevue, WA
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Specialty
Program Development
Position Type
Specialist
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Community College
Position Summary

Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

TRIO Student Support Services furthers the mission of Bellevue College by providing individualized support services to students with limited income and first-generation college students to assist them with their academic success. These services include but are not limited to academic advising, personal guidance and support, transfer planning, assistance with financial aid processes, study skills development, and tutoring. The department goal is to promote and sustain strategies that improve student success, retention, and completion. TRIO works to achieve these goals by offering programs, resources and guidance that facilitate the students¿ transition to college and that supports their progress through graduation and transfer to bachelor¿s degree programs.

The Program Specialist 3 works under general direction and reports to the TRIO Director. The nature of the work is professional, and requires an ability to work in accordance of college rules, policies, and regulations, as well as state and federal laws and regulations. The position performs complex duties. The Program Specialist 3/Student Success Specialist coordinates programs and services, providing assistance and individualized case management to TRIO students. This position works with Bellevue College faculty and staff, and college representatives. The position recommends resolution for complex problems and issues related to the student¿s individualized needs. Incumbents assess TRIO participants¿ needs and develop specialized services and training unique to the Department and are responsive to the needs of TRIO students. The use of professional judgement based on the assessment of student needs and individual circumstances is required for this position.

This is Part-Time (20 hours workweek) project position. Depending on funding availability, the position may be extended.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Position Salary Range: $28,992/year - $39,048/year

The salary information shown above is a general guideline only. The salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications and related experience, as well as market and business considerations. Individuals newly hired to Classified position are placed in a salary range based on the WPEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the Range stated above, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

The employee is scheduled to work 20 hours per workweek. This is a Classified, overtime eligible position and represented by the Washington Public Employee Association of Higher Education (WPEA-HE).

About The College

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 54% students of color and over 1,300 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

For more information, visit BC Facts at a Glance @ Bellevue College.

About the Department

TRIO Student Support Services furthers the mission of Bellevue College by providing individualized support services to students with limited income and first-generation college students to assist them with their academic success. These services include but are not limited to academic advising, personal guidance and support, transfer planning, assistance with financial aid processes, study skills development, and tutoring.

The department goal is to promote and sustain strategies that improve student success, retention, and completion. TRIO works to achieve these goals by offering programs, resources and guidance that facilitate the students¿ transition to college and that supports their progress through graduation and transfer to bachelor¿s degree programs.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:

Conduct Academic Advising and Case Management services for TRIO students
  • Perform intake for new students. Determine student eligibility.
  • Assess individual needs and develop College Success Plans for all students on caseload.
  • Research and complete Educational Plans for each student on caseload.
  • Conduct academic advising sessions, inform students of degree requirements, assess and evaluate academic progress, recommend changes as needed.
  • Develop transfer plans, conduct transfer advising and assist with the transfer application process.
  • Provide individualized guidance and support with resource referral as needed.
  • Conduct academic intervention. Work with faculty and students to interpret and strengthen academic success skills.
  • Develop educational and behavioral intervention plans as indicated.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with students via weekly emails and monthly meetings. Monitor and track participation in department activities.
  • Properly document and record all student contact information in the Student Access Database.
  • Use ctcLink, TargetX, and BC website to research student information.
  • Conduct Financial Literacy and Study Skills education and training with each student on caseload.
  • Maintain Caseload of 60 students.
  • Apply federal regulations and legislation.

Non-Essential Functions:

Develop and Implement specialized programs and procedures for these specialized programs

Conduct Workshops
  • Collaborate with department staff to provide workshop series on college success strategies.

Computer Lab
  • Monitor usage of TRIO Computer Lab. Document usage in Student Access Database.
  • Coordinate with Information Technology Services for technical needs and services.

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Any combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • One (1) year experience working in a higher education setting.
  • One (1) year experience providing academic advising for college students or one (1) year of case management experience with adult populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and faculty of diverse ages, backgrounds, and abilities, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the needs of a diverse student population and community.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and oversee assigned projects.
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree.
  • One (1) year experience providing academic advising in a community college setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of federal TRIO programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement special programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the transfer process (Associates to Bachelor's degree).
  • Demonstrated experience providing advising, coaching, and personal support to low-income, first generation college students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ctcLink and TargetX.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of barriers similar to those confronting.

Conditions of Employment

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

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Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.

Other Information
  • This position is NOT eligible for relocation allowance.
  • This position is NOT eligible for sponsorship for employment-based visa.

How To Apply

Applications received by 05/22/2024 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional will not be reviewed.) Please review Application Tips before applying. Current Bellevue College employees should apply the position through Employee Self Service.

Required application materials:
  • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
  • Attach a Resume
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity
  • Complete the Job Questionnaires if applicable

Contact:

If you have questions with regards to the application or the hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to jobs@bellevuecollege.edu.

EEO Statement

Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, ethnicity, religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Please see policy 4150 at www.bellevuecollege.edu/policies/. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564-2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564-2178, Office B126.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact hraccommodations@bellevuecollege.edu .

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