Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Director for Running Start who will be responsible for providing oversight of the Running Start (RS) and high school completion programs at CBC. The Director coordinates efforts related to the recruitment, retention and completion results of students enrolled in the RS and high school completion programs. This position has supervisory responsibilities. The Director for Running Start reports to the Associate Dean for Student Retention and Completion.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose application has been received by July 11, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT.
Develop guidelines, policies and procedures to support the RS and high school completion programs;
Develop and implement student onboarding and retention strategies for all enrolled RS students;
Develop, implement, and present information sessions and workshops for high school staff, students, and parents about the College's RS program; including instructional programs, career and academic opportunities, and admission processes and procedures;
Collaborate with the Assessment Center to determine necessary procedures and schedules for RS testing;
Provide comprehensive advising and educational planning in collaboration with the Counseling and Advising Center and high school staff for progression toward high school graduation requirements and post-secondary educational goals; provide timely and accurate academic deadline information;
Coordinate the evaluation of high school transcripts, monitor high school graduation requirements and facilitate the awarding of Washington State High School diplomas;
Monitor academic progress of RS students and provide academic early interventions and completion callouts on an ongoing basis;
Supervise and direct all employees reporting directly to this position, including training, task assignment, professional development, scheduling leave approvals and performance evaluations;
Develop and implement programs and services that are responsive to the changing needs of program participants;
Collaborate with Student Recruitment to develop recruitment and marketing materials for high school/college programs, and respond to media requests about such programs;
Collaborate with Institutional Research to assess, analyze, report and make recommendations regarding RS enrollment and program goals;
Oversee, monitor and work closely with Accounting Services on monthly enrollment and billing reports required by the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI);
Serve as the college representative at local, regional and stat meetings including OSPI, and Washington Council on High School-College Relations;
Cultivate and maintain networking relationships and serve as the liaison with high school counselors, school district staff and State Board for Community and Technical Colleges staff;
Represent the College to the OSPI; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an institutionally accredited college or university;
Two (2) years of progressively more responsible experience working in an institution of higher education;
One (1) year supervisory experience; and
Advanced computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.
Master's degree from an institutionally accredited college or university;
Three (3) years of progressively more responsible experience working in an institution of higher education;
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.