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Advisor/Retention Specialist-CAMP

Eastern Washington University
Job Location:
Cheney, 99004-2445
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Advisor/Retention Specialist-CAMP

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWUs 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washingtons second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelors and masters degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place-the knowledge that comes from the land.

Job Summary:
Eastern Washington University invites applications for an Advisor/Retention Specialist in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).

CAMP is a federally funded program designed to support students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds during their first year of college. The program provides students with financial assistance and support services, with the goal of preparing them to continue their education at a four year-college or university.

The Advisor/Retention Specialist for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) grant is responsible for providing academic support services necessary to ensure the success and retention of students participating in the College Assistance Migrant Program. This position is primarily responsible for mentoring/tutoring services, academic and student support, orientation programs, communication with EWU faculty and staff about CAMP students and other related duties such as coordination, scheduling and monitoring program activities.
In the course of performing the position's duties, this position will have extensive involvement with students, staff and the public in carrying out program activities, and will coordinate, schedule and monitor program activities to determine consistency with program goals. Position reports directly to the Director of the CAMP.

The successful candidate will join a collaborative and caring faculty and staff committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to excellence in serving the community.

See Job Duties section for detailed description of the position's responsibilities.

On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses. For additional information regarding insurance benefits please see our Benefits page:
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.
Applications are open and accepted until recruitment is closed.
Screening of applications will begin on Sep 28, 2023 and will continue to be screened until recruitment is closed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree
  • Knowledgeable of academic advising and student support services
  • Competent skills in Zoom, Microsoft Oce (Word, Outlook, Exceletc.), and other essential software needed for day-to-day use
  • Experience working and communicating with diverse populations with the goal of creating a more inclusive community
  • Leadership and advocacy experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, writing, and analytical skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Experience in event planning
  • Candidates must demonstrate ability, interest or experience in promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bilingual language skills (Spanish and English)
  • CAMP or Migrant Seasonal Farm working or First-Generation Background
Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to be accountable for reaching goals defined by supervisor
Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty: Recruitment & Outreach:
  • Provide academic advising and program planning assistance to student
  • Organize CAMP math tutoring services
  • Consult with faculty, sta and administration to maintain updated knowledge of university programs, information and procedures
  • Assist in designing and implementing CAMP peer mentor program
  • Build and sustain ongoing relationships with students that enhance the student/university connection
  • Conduct group presentations for new students
  • Assist with recruitment eorts and events which may include travel
  • Assist in presenting and keeping attendance during CAMP Seminar
  • Assess and maintain student records and set up scheduling appointments
  • Attend sta and informational meetings
  • Interpret university policies, procedures and requirements to students
  • Determine student academic needs and refer to appropriate services
  • Design and write informational materials for new students
  • Assist with annual CAMP Student Orientation and other CAMP annual events
  • Attend Professional Development training which may include travel
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Project Director
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
Extensive travel within Washington State, Oregon, and Idaho will be required, primarily during the fall and spring. Travel at other times of year may also be required to fulfill job responsibilities. Trips will include same-day trips, overnight, and multi-day trips. As a result, the following are all requirements for the job:
  1. Candidate hired for the position must have a valid drivers license, proof of insurance, and clear driving record (no restrictions, no DUI or other convictions).
  2. Consistent access to a personal vehicle; note: use of a personal vehicle is reimbursed in accordance with rates as specified within university policy.
  3. Flexibility to travel as needed to fulfill job responsibilities, and as specified by supervisor.
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16.The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

All new employees must comply with EWU Immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.

This position is covered by the Public School Employees of Washington Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Upon hire you must complete required DEI, Hazing, Harassment and Title IX training, and other federal, state & university mandated trainings. You can access the online training at or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on Human Resources
Salary Information: The salary for this position is $43,988 (minimum) up to $49,610. Where the hired candidate will begin within this range is dependent on education, experience, and skills.

Posting Date: 09/18/2023
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 09/28/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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