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Academic Specialist| Evergreen School District

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Employee Type:

AP-Administrative Professional

University Title:

Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1

Working Title:

Academic Specialist| Evergreen School District


WSU Tri-Cities



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Outreach Programs

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Vancouver, WA

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Summary of Duties:

Three (3) current vacancies available!

WSU Tri-Cities Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is funded with federal funds by the Department of Education whose purpose is to increase the number of low-income and underrepresented students who graduate from high school and successfully complete post-secondary education.

The Academic Specialist has responsibility for using professional judgement and skills to increase GEAR UP students’ academic performance through direct tutoring and developing student’s positive academic behaviors and non-cognitive skills; mentoring and advising students to increase college and career readiness; guiding students with college and career exploration, plan and supervise field trips to college campuses, work as a team with GEAR UP staff, classroom teachers, counselors, and administrators to analyze student data and use instructional tools and methodologies that are consistent with district interventions to achieve grant outcomes.

The Academic Specialist will monitor, collect, and document student data for assessment and reporting requirements.

This is a temporary, full-time position housed at WSU Tri-Cities with a work location in Vancouver, WA.

Additional Information:

View the Benefits Overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

WSU is actively evaluating options to address the challenges presented by COVID-19 in order for the University to meet business needs in a safe and effective manner. Details to work schedule, and location will be dependent on CDC, WA Department of Health, and designated School District guidelines. For the latest updates, resources, and response to COVID-19 visit, Covid-19 WSU Tri-Cities

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Required Qualifications:

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.

Additional Requirements:

Two (2) years of experience providing instruction or direct outreach services to students and working with parents/adults in individual or group setting.

Knowledge of community, educational and social service resources in the district’s community.

Proficiency in the use of computers and MS Office software programs Excel, Outlook, Word.

Willingness and ability to travel overnight and work a flexible schedule, including frequent nights and weekends.

Must have, or be able to obtain at the date of hire, a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three (3) years experience working with middle/high school, higher education, and/or GEAR UP programs.

Familiarity with organization and operation of school/district administration and university/community college systems.

Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people, including peers, university and school administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents, and the general public.

Experience managing, tracking and reporting program data.

Experience in student academic support programs.

Bilingual/Biliterate in English and Spanish.

Will this position require a background check?:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:

1.) Resume
2.) Contact information for at least three (3) professional references
3.) Cover Letter. This job posting is intended to fill three (3) academic specialist vacancies. Must include in your cover letter the middle school you are interested in applying for (may include more than one).

  • Cascade Middle School
  • Covington Middle School
  • Wy’east Middle School

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement :

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

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Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 11/22/2020
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