Student Services Specialist

Job description

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a full-time Student Services Specialist

Position Summary

The TRiO Talent Search Student 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.

Closing Date: Monday, September 24, 2018

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 mission to provide opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training, 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 29,000 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.


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).


$3,267.09 - $4,786.84 Monthly

Initial salary placement will rarely extend Step 3, $3,560.92/mo.


The successful candidate will have:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
At least one year experience working with diverse populations
At least one year working with middle or high school students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic coursework and/or major in education, counseling, social science, or related field
  • Experience working with low-income, first-generation, college-bound high school students in an advising or mentoring capacity
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Similarity in background to that of program participants
  • TRIO experience
  • Demonstrated skills in motivating students academically
  • Database experience

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  


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Posted: 9/13/2018
Application Due: 9/27/2018
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