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Job Details
Company Name :
Columbia Basin College
Company Location :
Pasco, WA 99301
Job Position :
Assistant Director for Transitional Studies
Job Category :
Jobs in Washington

Job Description :

Columbia Basin College (“CBC” or the “College”) seeks an Assistant Director for Transitional Studies to support student success and operations in the Transitional Studies division. The position will assist enrolled and prospective students to develop meaningful educational and career goals and transition to college or career upon completion. The position focuses on services in Adult Basic Education, English Language Acquisition, GED and HS+ students. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Transitional Studies Operations. This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by November 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1 (Download PDF reader), state employees and employees of educational institutions must be fully vaccinated. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation. Need more information? Please contact [email protected]

Primary Responsibilities

Assist in overseeing the daily operations of the Transitional Studies division, including but not limited to, preparation and closing and the development and enforcement of policies, procedures, and standards;
Assume leadership role in the evening hours of service, providing support to evening staff and students, ensuring division service to evening students is the priority and focus;
Maintain effective communication with Director of Transitional Studies regarding division operations;
Advise prospective and enrolled students regarding academic and vocational programs, admission procedures, degree requirements and transfer requirements;
Assist Soar to Transitional Studies students to successfully transition into I-BEST and other career and educational programs;
Assist students in developing comprehensive educational plans and in developing and clarifying educational, career and life goals;
Collaborate with Transitional Studies staff, faculty and other CBC staff to develop and implement innovative advising procedures, activities and objectives;
Design and deliver group advising sessions, orientation workshops and information sessions.
Act as a liaison to other campus student support services assisting students to find services for which they are eligible; link students to appropriate campus and community services and resources;
Assist with development and placement of service learning opportunities for I-BEST and other career pathway cohorts as appropriate;
Assist in initiating appropriate interventions for students who are experiencing academic difficulties;
Provide retention and follow-up services to students to monitor and ensure student success;
Assist with the collection and reporting of data to college and agency systems;
Provide excellent customer service to students, potential students, campus partners and community partners;
Contribute to the College’s commitment to diversity by fostering a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation;
Supervise department student employees and temporary hourly employees;
Participate in college and community meetings, as appropriate; and
Perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited college or university in social work, counseling, education or related field;
One (1) year of experience and interest in working with diverse populations of varied ethnicity, ages, backgrounds and abilities;
One (1) year supervisory experience;
Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English; and
Experience giving oral presentations in a group setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

One (1) year of experience working with underprepared adults, first generation college students, and/or students with special needs; and
Experience in a community college setting.


Administrative Skills: Promptly respond to requests for service and assistance; keep others in the loop as needed; maintain orderly physical and electronic records; present a professional image to students/public; follow policies and procedures;

Job Knowledge: Familiar with all the aspects of the job to be done and the environment under which that work is accomplished; a broad understanding of work as it applies both to the job and the organization;

Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality;

Understanding Instructions: Ability to comprehend work orders and directions; trusted to fully and completely carry out directions or work orders; ability to effectively and efficiently apply job knowledge and skills to a directive;

Attitude Toward Progress and Change: Cooperate and support change and new processes; acceptance and quality performance throughout change;

Oral & Written Communication: Speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings; structure and convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; review and edit written work constructively; ability to tailor to audience in mind;

Student Centered: Attention, interest, activities and efforts are centered upon the best interest of students; create and support an environment that enables learners to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals; provide courteous and helpful responses to all customers, whether they be students, general public or employees from another department;

Support for Diversity: Support initiatives of the district, colleges and divisions to expand the human qualities that differentiate our workforce and workplace; exemplify tenants of tolerance, acceptance and interest in different viewpoints, cultures, and backgrounds and demand similar conduct of assigned staff and department;

Accountability: Accountable for own actions, decisions, errors, mistakes and/or failures to act when appropriate; accept responsibility when given, understand what duties employee is responsible for and can be counted upon to carry out those responsibilities; and

Teamwork: Demonstrate a willingness to work with, and help others in completing job assignments, the ability to accept constructive criticism and to cooperate with fellow employees and supervisors.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time, exempt position. This position is overtime-exempt and the standard work hours will be Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; however, must be available to work a flexible schedule when prior notice is given by the College. PROCESS NOTE: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Additionally, pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employer. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who refuses to declare the existence or non-existence of an investigation or findings subject to this statute. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students. This position directly engages in the performance of work on a federal and/or State contract or grant which requires compliance with the College’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, as well as reporting requirements, as a condition of employment.
If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.
Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.
The working conditions listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility including having the ability to move materials on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc. and travel between buildings on campus. Manual dexterity and coordination are required to operate equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment. Work environment includes office and other settings as appropriate. The noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

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