Academic Program Coordinator (Bilingual/Biliterate)
Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
Position Number: 94525
Work Location: Other
Summary of Duties: The Upward Bound Program is a federally funded academic support program that prepares and motivates low-income, first generation and academically at-risk high school students to successfully pursue a college education.
The Academic Program Coordinator will assist the Upward Bound Director in the development and implementation of the Upward Bound program in Eisenhower and White Swan high schools of Yakima County.
Duties will include coordinating program services, assist as a liaison with high schools, building positive working relationships with key community stakeholders, providing academic and career advising, documenting student contacts, conducting workshops for students and parents within the Spanish speaking community, assessing student needs and developing an academic service plan for each student to assure academic success and preparation for college. The position will also keep the Spanish speaking parents/guardians appraised of their students' progress and will assist the parents in supporting their children's academic success.
A minimum of one day each week will be spent in each target school.The Academic Coordinator will assist the program Director with the planning, development, and implementation of a six-week summer academy for students.This position will require several weeks away on various college campuses during the summer months and overnight supervision of program students.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Masters 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.
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.
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 Carnegie 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 i...ts 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.