The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is a secondary migrant education program designed to assist migrant and seasonal farm workers to earn their General Educational Development certificate. HEP's goal is to help students further their education and knowledge so they may qualify for more rewarding employment or enroll in vocational or technical schools, two-year community colleges, four-year universities or military services.
Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Retention Specialist who will respond to retention issues and provide academic and career advising in order to enhance the success and retention of students in the High School Equivalency Program. The incumbent will conduct follow-up interviews with HEP graduates to track placement data, develop and implement the annual retention plan and calendar. The Retention Specialist will report to the Director for HEP.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled (First consideration closes October 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time)
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CBC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Protected groups are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's degree in Education or related field from a regionally accredited college or university;
One (1) year experience in academic advising;
One (1) year experience working with migrant/seasonal farm workers and/or diverse populations of varied ethnicities, ages, backgrounds and abilities in an educational, nonprofit or social services setting; and
Bilingual in English/Spanish.
Experience in basic GED® preparation in English/Spanish;
Experience working with federal grants;
Applicable experience in the program specialty;
Knowledge of community college environment;
Understand the role of retention and academic and career advising within the program scope and the population it serves.
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.