Advisor / Retention Specialist

Cheney, Spokane County
Jul 07, 2014

Eastern Washington University's Chicano Education Program invites applications for an Advisor/Retention Specialist for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). This is a 100% time position that works 11 months each year.  Under general direction, this position is responsible for providing the academic support services necessary to ensure the success and retention of students participating in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).  This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions.

In this capacity, this position will organize and direct CAMP's peer mentoring/tutoring services including supervision of a Graduate Assistant, provide academic and student support services, assist with CAMP orientation programs, coordinate with the Academic Success Center/Learning Commons for English proficiency and Math assessments and other services, communicate with the faculty for CAMP students and the Math Department, and other related duties.

In the course of performing the position's duties, this position will have extensive involvement with students, staff and the public in carrying out program activities, and will coordinate, schedule and monitor program activities to determine consistency with program goals. Position reports directly to the Director of the CAMP.

Position is located on Eastern's Cheney campus. Applications will be accepted through July 31st.  All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Conditions of EmploymentThis position is part of the PSE bargaining unit. Contact the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381 to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.

Minimum Qualifications:

a. Degree as described above;
b. Prior work experience in student support services, familiarity or work experience with migrant students.
c. Strong communication and organizational skills
d. Must be bilingual/bicultural in English/Spanish.
e. Candidates must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: Work experience with migrant students