STEP Success Coach (Employment Specialist)

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STEP Success Coach (Employment Specialist)Requisition IDreq706DepartmentCareer PathwaysCampusSylvania Campus and Southeast CampusEmployment TypeAcademic Prof - Full TimeBest Consideration DateApply Immediately; this job posting will be closed once sufficient qualified applications have been received.Position SummaryPlease Note: Continuation of these positions is dependent upon annual renewal of funding.

This is a recruitment for three STEP Success Coaches:
Future Connect - Sylvania Campus - Two year temporary based on funding through 7/1/2022
Career Pathways - Sylvania Campus-
Career Pathways - Southeast Campus

Success Coaches provide holistic wrap-around support for students to increase equitable college and career success. These positions will be part of the STEP grant, a project focused on increasing resources, college completion, and career opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients at PCC.

These positions will be part of two different exciting and dynamic teams. One position will be part of the Future Connect team, increasing navigation supports for the program and its first-generation students. This position will work remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, and based at Sylvania Campus once on-campus services resume. This position will work with students and staff within the Future Connect Program. ,

Two positions will be part of the Career Pathways department, supporting students to enter and progress in their career pathways-- adult basic skills programs to stackable credential to Career and Technical Education (CTE) degrees. These positions will work remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, and based at Sylvania and SE Campus respectively once on-campus services resume.

For all positions, candidates will need to demonstrate a deep commitment to student success, equity, and inclusion. Candidates should have experience and/or possess an understanding of the dynamics of systems and institutions that impact individuals' educational opportunities, and economic mobility. Staff will need to apply a poverty-informed and racial justice lens to their work. Staff will also be interfacing and collaborating frequently with partners, employers, and/or internal college staff and faculty.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate ProfileThese qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

- Demonstrated experience collaborating, communicating, and working in a team and across departments, organizations, and institutions to accomplish project or program goals.
- Demonstrated experience in developing rapport supporting students from diverse backgrounds, (first generation college status, race, gender, and income), to support student success and career development.
- Experience with outreach, facilitating presentations and/or teaching youth and/or adult learners in a community college, workforce development, or community settings.
- Demonstrated experience with strengths-based, outcome driven case management or coaching in program or department with multiple projects running concurrently.
- Experience collaborating with external partners (employers, community based organizations, K-12, or state agencies) to increase student education or career opportunities, and/or resource/benefit access.
- Proven experience collecting, preparing, and reviewing a variety of complex information and data provided by several program managers/ team members.
- Demonstrated ability to address equity and inclusion as a priority when working in a team.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Social Science, Communications, or related field (experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis).

Applications must display all of the following qualifications:
- Experience in case management in a social service or educational setting.
- Demonstrated experience working with college students, clients who have barriers in achieving self sufficiency, developmentally or physically disabled adults, or at-risk populations.
- Demonstrated experience within area of specialization of position applied for (employment, student or social services)

Position Grade3Starting Salary Expectations$45,559 to $48,805 (Step 3); based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.Position Grade Salary Range$45559 to $78998 Annual SalaryFTE1PCC BenefitsPCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

*Please note: Temporary Academic Professional employees are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 13.33 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of services)
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

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Working Conditions and Physical RequirementsPhysical exertion is not a normal requirement of this job.Background Check RequiredYesPortland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/18/2020
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