Student Success Specialist - College Access Program

Salem, Oregon
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a full-time Student Success Specialist - College Access Program

Position Summary

The TRiO Upward Bound Students Services Specialist provides academic support and college preparation activities to low-income, first-generation, college bound high school students enrolled in the federally funded program. The Student Services Specialist conducts recruitment, provides retention activities, and other important duties in support of meeting the program's objectives.

Terms of Employment: 
This is a 100%, 11-month assignment at the B3 band and grade of the classified salary schedule 
This is a limited duration position with an end date of August 31, 2017. Continuation beyond August 31, 2017 is subject to funding and status of incumbent
Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which may include evenings and/or weekends
Upon hire, must pass security inquiry which may include criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered
Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire
May require use of personal vehicle to travel between various locations

Closing Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Why Chemeketa?

You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our vision to transform lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve

Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 50,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Polk center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn County. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens. Full-time enrollment increased by 35% in the last five years.

Chemeketa provides opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training.


We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

What We Have to Offer

The college also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements).  Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays as well as: life, and disability insurance and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP).


$3,102.00 - $4,547.00 Monthly


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution


At least one year of full time experience working with diverse populations and at least one year of full time experience working with middle or high school students

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at  

We are an EO/AA/ADA institution


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