Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.
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, first generation, and other underrepresented students through the provision of culturally relevant services to enhance their learning and development and 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 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.
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 yearforyear basis.
Evidence of successful experience with programmatic organizational skills; planning, implementation, and evaluation
Demonstrated competency working with students of color; knowledge of and direct experience working with Chicanx/Latinx student populations in the higher education setting
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of student development, factors impacting the college experience for students of color, and effective academic and mentoring practices
Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and constituents;
Demonstrated familiarity with transition, persistence, achievement, and graduation issues for Chicanx/Latinx student populations
Understanding of Chicanx/Latinx history, cultural practices, and their impact in the college experience of the students.
Ability to work with a range of diverse populations including GLBTQ students using intersectional approaches to support
Master's Degree or advanced degree in higher education or related field
Demonstrated supervisory skills; experience facilitating professional development, training, supervision, and evaluation of personnel
College level experience
More than three (3) years of professional experience
Familiarity with other ethnic and cultural groups and demonstrated cultural competency.
An awareness of intersectionality and how it can be implemented across our Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence pillar within the Division of Student Affairs.
Experience working with undocumented student populations
Demonstrated excellent written communication skills and bilingual skills (English and Spanish)
Applicants must submit their completed application by October 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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