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TRiO Student Support Services Academic Advisor

Big Bend Community College
Job Location:
Moses Lake, 98837
Academic Advising

Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, 11-month position as a TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Academic Advisor.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ BBCC's TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program is a federally funded initiative by the U.S. Department of Education designed to help Big Bend first-generation, low-income, and disabled students succeed in college. Through a high-touch, proactive approach, the program provides students with the support they need to thrive. This includes holistic, comprehensive academic advising, academic tutoring, financial literacy workshops, financial aid information and assistance, and college campus visits. The TRIO Student Support Services Academic Advisor provides academic, career, and transfer assistance to TRIO students, supporting their academic journey and the overall program. This position reports to the Director of TRIO Student Support Services and works closely with Counseling, Financial Aid, Admissions/Registration, Workforce Education Services, and Accommodations and Accessibility Services to provide services to all eligible participants. This is a full-time, 11-month, grant-funded position. This position is dependent upon continued grant funding.

BBCC’s organizational strength is captured in our small but mighty spirit. A small college taking on BIG things to enact BIG change to lift our students and employees. We are dedicated to extending postsecondary access to all our service district members and providing an environment for all to grow personally and professionally, steered by our mission and vision.

Vision: To become our communities’ first choice to dream, learn, and succeed.

Serve as a Bridge
Stand as a Leader
Support for Success

Our guiding principles are a call to action, establishing a standard for how we interact with each other, present BBCC in the community, serve students AND act upon areas of inequity. 

Guiding Principles
Honor our Role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Advocate for Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity
Embrace our Workplace Norms
Innovate Proactively
Model Integrity
Educate All

If you share these values, we encourage you to come be a part of the movement happening at Big Bend Community College.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by July 16, 2024. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.


Primary responsibilities include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Assist with recruitment, selection, and orientation of new Student Support Services participants.
  • Advise students on academic, personal, career, financial aid and economic literacy, and transfer planning through workshops, a first-year experience course, and individual counseling/advising.
  • Maintain a caseload of program participants by assessing individual needs and providing services and activities which lead to academic success.
  • Assist students in completing scholarships, financial aid, and college/university applications.
  • Lead workshops for students in various topics such as study skills instruction, financial planning, and transfer advising. 
  • Coordinate and supervise four-year college campus visits, academic, and cultural activities. 
  • Maintain timely and accurate records including contact logs, case notes, and files. Assist with data management, surveys, and program evaluation.
  • Provide program participants information and referrals to all appropriate college student programs, college departments, community resources, and program-sponsored online tutoring.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of program’s first-year experience course and transfer summer bridge program.
  • Disseminate information regarding Student Support Services program to the campus community. 
  • Participate in related professional conferences and in-service activities. Participate in college activities such as new student registration and serve on committees that focus on improving the success of students who are from traditionally unrepresented in postsecondary education.


  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, trainings, and professional affiliations to keep apprised of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Ensure no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies. This includes, but is not limited to: security and safety, understanding of SDS, equipment, infection control, fire, disaster, safe lifting and body mechanics.
  • Ensure compliance with college policies and procedures and state and federal regulations.
  • Work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as may be required.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:At the time of application, all applicants must possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, education, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • One or more years of professional experience assisting students in the target population (first generation, financially disadvantaged, and/or differently-abled students) and/or individuals from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license. 


  • Bicultural experience 
  • Professional or personal experiences in overcoming barriers similar to program participants.
  • Previous experience working in an educational setting. 

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by July 16, 2024. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.* Supplemental questions are designed to address the Additional Desirable qualifications list in the job posting. 
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: You must complete the online application in full and respond to the required supplemental questions. Failure to provide this information or responses of "See Resume" may eliminate you from consideration for this position. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. 

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please contact NEOGOV Customer Service at 1-855-524-5627.


Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions.

Prior to employment, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform the position.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of Big Bend Community College 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.

Official transcripts must be provided to the college upon hire. 


Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2026 or via email at


In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.


BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.


Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

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