Summary of Duties: The Program Coordinator for Upward Bound in the Yakima area will assist with coordinating program services, assisting in serving as liaison with schools, building positive working relationships with key community stakeholders, documenting student contacts, entering data, conducting workshops for students and parents, interviewing prospective students, and developing service plan for students, and providing academic counseling.
Responsibilities include: student academic counseling, special event coordination, performing a variety of administrative support duties which include; responding to inquiries regarding programs and services, maintain database and record keeping systems, providing assistance with property inventory, processing purchasing requests, monitor and maintain expenditures, travel arrangements and record keeping.
The position requires application of an in-depth knowledge of program areas. Also the ability to exercise independent, sound judgment; to maintain confidentiality, to organize complex and detailed information, to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines, and to communicate with students and parents in an appropriate manner.
Required Qualifications: High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in the program specialty OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.