Retention Counselor, Chicanx/Latinx Student Center
Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
Position Number: 39455
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: As a member of a cross-cultural team, the Retention Counselor for the ChicanX/LatinX Student Center is responsible for assisting the Office of Multicultural Student Services in carrying out its mission of facilitating the best undergraduate experience for multicultural students through the provision of culturally relevant services that foster their successful transition, persistence, achievement, and graduation from Washington State University. While balancing the academic, cultural and social support for the students, the general responsibilities of this position include academic advising and coaching, mentoring, personal guidance and advocacy, serving as a consultant to student leaders and student organizations, and collaborating with a wide variety of university offices and personnel to provide students with comprehensive services to engage them in the pursuit of academic excellence.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors 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 Masters 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.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.