Advising Specialist-High School Completion

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 Advising Specialist-High School Completion

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a 11 month Advising Specialist-High School Completion

Position Summary Provide developmental advising to current and prospective students on academic prerequisites, transfer credits, degree requirements, course of study, academic problems, and possible solutions. Assist with preparation of materials and presentation. Closing Date: Tuesday, November 13, 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).


Initial salary placement would rarely extend beyond step 3, $3,560.92/mo.


The successful candidate will have:

Associate degree from an accredited institution with coursework in psychology, counseling, education, or a field related to serving at-risk youth
One year of experience working with at-risk youth
One year of college and/or high school advising experience

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication and math skills
  • Documented ability to relate well to at-risk youth
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other staff in decision making and planning situations
  • Strong organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Experience working at a community college setting
  • Knowledge of high school graduation requirements and college equivalents

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: 11/1/2018
Application Due: 11/13/2018
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