Student Achievement Specialist- Kamiakin High School

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 05 Apr 2020

Posting Details

Position Details

Employee Type AP-Administrative Professional
University Title Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1
Working Title Student Achievement Specialist- Kamiakin High School
College/Area WSU Tri-Cities
Department Outreach
Department Link

WSU Tri-Cities

Position Number 96724
Hiring Unit Outreach Programs-GEAR UP
Work Location Other
Zip Code 99336
This position is in a Bargaining Unit No
Summary of Duties

The Student Achievement Specialist (SAS) has responsibility for increasing GEAR UP students’ engagement in their education, positive academic behaviors, family connection to critical school based information, post-secondary access support for students and families.

Duties include, but are not limited to: providing family outreach and education on college readiness, student and academic support services to include student advising, assessing participant’s needs and creating individual action plans. The Student Achievement Specialist (SAS) will provide student mentoring and will monitor and collect student data for assessment and reporting requirements. Will work closely with school personnel and community partners and participate in after school, evening and weekend activities.

The GEAR UP Program is funded with federal funds by the Department of Education grant whose purpose is to increase the number of low-income and underrepresented students who graduate from high school and successful complete post-secondary education.

This is a temporary, full-time position assigned to Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, WA.

Additional Information

Competitive benefits available

Appointment Status Temporary
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary 3426.92

Position Qualifications

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/or working with parents in individual or group setting.

Proficiency in the use of computers and MS Office software programs.

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

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of school programs, student success, the school community and/or parental involvement in community and/or school setting.

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/Spanish

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

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/20/2020
Close Date 04/05/2020
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

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

Failure to submit correct materials/documents may result in an incomplete application.

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

Posting Number 20136137P

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