Academic Specialist- Mountain View High School

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Vancouver, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime


1481-YN_ADMINPRO - Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1

Business Title:

Academic Specialist- Mountain View High School

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Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

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 with a work location in Vancouver, WA.

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.

  • 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.

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.

Additional Information:

Department Name:

Office of K-12 Outreach & Partnerships | GEAR UP

City, State, Zip:

Vancouver, WA

Department Link:

Monthly Salary: $4,050.00

For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: .

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit: . Find total compensation information here: .



Position Type: Temporary

Temporary End Date:

This is a temporary position expected to end on September 29, 2023. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Posting Screening Date: This position has been posted as Open until Filled.

The screening of applicants will begin Immediately.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions:

  • Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application. External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application.  Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.

    • Resume

    • DOC 2

    • DOC 3

  • Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible.

  • Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.

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

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

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 veteran, 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 .

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