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Student Development Specialist

South Seattle College

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Student Development Specialist


Job ID: 12002
Location: South Seattle College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
We are a district of three distinct colleges-North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College-and five specialty training centers. Which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington, we are leaders in change and innovation.

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged, and dynamic community.

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities. To learn more about our excellent benefits offerings please see our benefits overview here: https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=3462628&targetURL=

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged, and dynamic community.

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities. To learn more about our excellent benefits offerings please see our benefits overview here: Seattle Colleges Employment Benefits

Position Summary

This is a full-time exempt position in TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at South Seattle College (SSC) and is funded by the US Dept. of Education through August 2026. Continuation of this position is contingent upon funding. The EOC program works with individuals, primarily adults 19 and over, who are low-income and potentially first-generation college students who reside in South King County. SSC TRIO EOC's program has a focus on English language learners and Veterans' populations.

Under the supervision of the Director of TRIO EOC, the Student Development Specialist will be responsible for providing assistance to potential students who wish to pursue a postsecondary education. This position's primary duties will be in assisting potential students directly with the preparation of applications for admission and financial aid. This position will participate in outreach, campus, and community engagement activities on and off campus, to inform the community of educational opportunities at SSC as well as surrounding local colleges in the target area.

Application Procedures:

  • Attached current Resume
  • Attached cover letter addressing how your background intersects with the job
  • Required application materials must be completed and submitted online


Close Date: Thursday, October 7, 2022

Salary for this position is: $64,000 per year

Notice to Applicants:

Please note that Seattle Colleges is working under hybrid remote and on-site operations, pending public health guidance and business needs. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. Updated information about how to provide proof of vaccination or request a medical or religious accommodation will be posted as soon as it is known.

This is an on-campus, in-person role with some options for occasional remote work.

What you will be working on:

  • Conduct eligibility and needs assessment based on TRIO EOC regulations with potential applicants and students
  • Provide comprehensive one-on-one admissions. enrollment support, and FAFSA appointments with students through various modalities (e.g.-in person, Zoom, MS Teams, phone, etc.)
  • Collaborate with on campus and off campus partners in supporting TRIO EOC potential students and programming
  • Attend and participate in staff and campus meetings, program related trainings, and in-service, professional development opportunities
  • Coordinate with various departments on SSC campus to create and maintain admissions and funding related resources
  • Maintain TRIO EOC enrollment records and assist with data entry of EOC applicants and service provided into EOC's program database
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, and execute events and presentations on postsecondary education options and financial aid opportunities to participants in groups and/or in one-on-one settings in the target area
  • Serve as program contact among the local community organizations, educational entities, and other student support services for SSC TRIO EOC
  • Assist with preparation and implementation of marketing efforts to inform the target area about program eligibility, services, and goals
  • Assist with development and updating of program website and social media
  • Create and maintain an organized shared drive folder of reference materials to support the TRIO EOC team in the delivery of admissions, enrollment, and funding resource information
  • Serve as primary e-mail lead for TRIO EOC's general email accounts
  • Supporting supervision of workstudy position(s) in TRIO EOC


What you bring as a candidate: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field
  • Minimum two years in a direct service or customer service-related role
  • Experience and knowledge of, working with, or being a part of TRIO EOC's target populations: low income, first generation, English language learners, and/or Veterans
  • Demonstrated experience with working effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds, such as racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic, and diverse physical and learning disabilities
  • Experience and knowledge of community college degrees, professional technical options, and transfer process
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the financial aid process
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, problem-solve and plan for cyclical calendar events and meeting deadlines with being attentive to detail
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office suite, Zoom, and computer technology


Disability Accommodation Statement

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person


Notice of Non-discrimination Statement

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of "bullying" behaviors, including "cyber bullying".

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college's Director of Legal Compliance:

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803

(206) 934-3873

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation

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