|Required Qualifications: |
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor's Degree.
- Three (3) years of experience in academic advising and/or student services with demonstrated success in engaging and leading programs and/or initiatives.
- Experience supervising staff including coaching and mentoring and providing strong leadership in a dynamic work environment.
- Experience working collaboratively with faculty and staff to find effective solutions to student challenges.
- Demonstrated commitment to and successful experience working with diverse populations.
- Knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion as it relates to staff, students and processes of higher education.
- Proficiency with MS Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and database software.
- Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages; concisely and effectively interacts with other individuals, as well as, internal and external organizations; listens accurately and actively; adapts appropriately to the communicator's style; communicates clearly and effectively with individuals and groups via multiple modalities.
- Willingness and ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others; participates and fosters teamwork; promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
- Listens to people's ideas and concerns; attempts to resolve confrontations, disagreements, and complaints in a constructive manner; recognized the value of diversity; understands power, privilege, and inequity.
- Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities; responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.
- Works effectively and efficiently to provide quality service to students and the public to satisfy student service expectations; seeks ways to improve service delivery; assesses the organization and its services from the student's point of view; emphasizes a team approach to providing great student service
- Demonstrates responsible personal and professional conduct, which contributes to the overall mission and goals of the College; accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work; earns trust, respect, and confidence from the College community; can be relied upon to achieve excellent results.
|APPLICATION PROCESS: |
|Application Requirements: |
To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must include the following items with their online application:
1. Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities. (Cover Letter)
2. Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
3. A list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references. (References)
4. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts (official transcripts required prior to hire for the successful candidate). (Transcripts)
5. Submit a response to each of the following supplemental questions: (Supplemental Question)
Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
- What is your philosophy/theory on academic advising?
- What do you feel is the role of Student Services in student success?
- What is your philosophy on building teams?
Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time administrative exempt district position. Core work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; however, scheduled hours may vary with occasional evening and weekend work. This position will occasionally travel between Pierce College campuses/sites and travel as necessary. A competitive benefits package is included with the salary.
Salary & Benefits:
The salary for this position is $74,100 annually, dependent upon qualifications. However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also provided.
Physical Work Environment:
Work is performed in an office setting. Event setup and tear down can mean standing for long periods of time. Depending on the workload around events and the other deadlines at hand, there can be some long days or weeks that will be countered with slower times of the year.
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.
Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and have met the required qualifications will be considered. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment:
- An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. Decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.
For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer