Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks an Outreach and Retention Specialist to provide leadership in outreach and recruitment efforts in support of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). This position is responsible for establishing and implementing strategies to increase participation, retention and academic success for migrant seasonal farmworker students during their freshman year at CBC. The Outreach & Retention Specialist will assist in coordinating the project's academic support efforts. This position reports to the Director for CAMP.
This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by December 27, 2023 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Develop an outreach and recruitment plan for eligible participants with the approval of the Director for CAMP;
Work with the CAMP Director in the planning and implementation of a strategic retention plan and learning communities for CAMP participants;
Provide both academic and non-academic support to CAMP participants; help participants navigate their first year of college successfully;
Recruit and identify potential CAMP participants, in compliance with Department of Education eligibility requirements;
Conduct outreach to migrant education programs, community organizations serving farmworkers, and migrant and farmworker parents on a one-on-one basis and in groups;
Interface and cooperate with administration, counselors, instructors and school district principals, specialized staff and support staff as necessary and appropriate to ensure outreach efforts;
Conduct preliminary intakes of potential participants and their parents to determine eligibility for the CAMP program;
Develop, coordinate and implement outreach efforts through community forums, presentations and visits;
Participate in community outreach and recruitment events;
Develop and disseminate CAMP brochures and applications;
Provide CAMP participants with academic and professional/career development guidance. Administer assessments, make referrals, and recommend resources as needed; monitor and track individual progress of program participants;
Administer comprehensive needs assessments to CAMP participants and advise individual participants on creating a successful academic plan;
Assist with academic problem solving and crisis management, as needed, and maintain a detailed filing system of individual CAMP participant files;
Complete monthly outreach reports;
Track potential and eligible CAMP participants using management information systems;
Participate in regular meetings with CAMP staff to maintain current information to share with participants, and to plan retention procedures;
Serve on campus committees as appropriate;
Participate in professional development to stay current in professional field; and
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Business or related field from an institutionally accredited college or university;
One year (consecutive 12 months) of experience working with low income, underrepresented, migrant seasonal farmworkers and/or human services programs in an educational setting;
Prior knowledge of federal and state guidelines and procedures;
Experience working with federal grants; and
Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and in English.
Experience with CAMP, the High School Equivalency Program or Student Support Services;
Experience in a higher education setting, providing outreach services/recruitment to students who are educationally, economically and otherwise disadvantaged.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.