Clatsop Community College, a public, two-year institution, located in Astoria, Oregon, serving students and communities in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, is seeking a College/Career Advisor to work with students in its TRIO Pre-College Program.
This is a .9 FTE grant-funded position and depends on grant renewal for continuation. This is an exempt position.
Under general direction, the College/Career Advisor participates in the recruitment and enrollment of Talent Search/Upward Bound students, assesses the needs of students in the program, and develops and implements service plans to meet student needs and provides services required by grant regulations. Services to students include but are not limited to academic, career, and college preparation guidance to students in individual and group meetings; financial aid and skill building workshops; and assistance with college admission applications. The College/Career Advisor establishes positive relationships with teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff at the assigned schools as well as community members and parents. The Talent Search (TS) and Upward Bound programs are federally funded grant programs.
1. Advises students individually and conducts workshops and seminars at various locations throughout the target area on such matters as school success, parent and peer relations, career planning, self esteem, communication skills, applying to programs of post-secondary education, applying for educational financial assistance, etc. to meet students needs and goals and comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the grant.
2. Assesses student needs, researches available materials and resources and develops curricula and activities to fulfill the purpose of the grant.
3. Coordinates with school administrators and teachers to implement plans appropriate for individual schools.
4. Establishes and maintains relations with schools and businesses to exchange information, promote the program, coordinate efforts, and create partnerships.
5. Interacts with parents to discuss program issues, provides resources and encourages their participation in activities with their child.
6. Generates and maintains records of student participation in activities and services provided in accordance with program requirements and laws concerning confidentiality.
7. Participates in the recruitment and enrollment of new students.
8. Participates in program refinement and evaluation planning sessions.
9. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Education and Experience
Master's degree in education, counseling, guidance, social work or a related field and two years of full-time work experience in the above areas; experience working with disadvantaged youth; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
This position may require additional approval by granting agency.
Ability to speak and understand Spanish.
Background similar to our client population is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of principles and practices of academic advising, counseling and providing guidance.
• Knowledge of concepts and factors that affect student success in the educational system.
• Knowledge of school systems and their relationships with communities.
• Knowledge of curriculum development and outcomes measurement.
• Skill in group facilitation.
• Skill in research and compilation of technical material.
• Skill in interpersonal communications: the ability to relate positively with all constituencies.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to motivate and encourage students.
• Skill in teaching and disseminating information.
• At minimum, it is required of every employee to be able to: use a computer terminal to log in to e-mail; read and create e-mail messages; access the College’s intranet system to find and complete forms and read institutional documents; access the Internet and the College’s web site; use the calendaring function of the College’s e-mail system; and utilize department specific data entry and/or work order software to facilitate departmental tasks.
Clatsop Community College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff and students and values the rich diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. To ensure the college provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all, we are seeking a candidate who has an understanding of, and experience with, successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds, including people with disabilities; people with various gender identities and sexual orientations; individuals from historically underrepresented communities; and other groups.
Required to visit county schools frequently; must provide own transportation; and possess a valid drivers' license. Must be sufficiently mobile to visit sites. Must be able to ride on school buses with teenagers for long (12-15 hours) field trips.
To Apply: View full job descriptions/qualifications and online at www.clatsopcc.edu. This position is open until filled with first review of applications on November 16, 2021.
Contact the Human Resources Office at (503)338-2406 or firstname.lastname@example.org if application assistance is needed