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TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) STEM Academic Advisor

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

Position Summary

Big Bend Community College, a rural college serving vibrant, culturally rich communities in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington, invites applications for a TRIO Student Support Services Program STEM Academic Advisor in the college's TRIO Student Support Services Department. The purpose of the TRIO Student Support Services program is to retain and graduate low-income, first-generation and disabled students. This position is responsible to provide proactive recruiting and retention support for academic, career and transfer advising services for STEM program participants. This position works closely with Counseling, Financial Aid, Admissions/Registration, and Disability Support Services to provide services to all eligible participants.

To work at the college, you will participate in a movement. We are taking action to intentionally and fearlessly create a college where all feel they belong, all people are represented and respected for their lived experiences, and each has received the recognition and support needed to thrive. Our students, the HEART of Big Bend Community College, and our employees, the SOUL, are the reason for deepening our commitment to this movement.

Big Bend Community College’s organizational strength is captured in our small yet 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 Big Bend Community College 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 join 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 September 30, 2022. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties
  • Assist with recruitment, selection, and orientation of new Student Support Services STEM 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 STEM-interested Project 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, STEM careers, and STEM-transfer advising.
  • Coordinate and supervise four-year college campus visits (focused on STEM-transferring), 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 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.
Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, social work, education, or related fields from an accredited college or university.
  • 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, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Experience advising and/or assisting students, especially traditionally underserved or underprepared students


  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM-related discipline or related fields from an accredited college or university.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred.
  • Professional or personal experiences in overcoming barriers similar to program participants.
  • Preference given to someone who has worked with STEM students.
In addition to the minimum and desirable qualifications listed above, we desire candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to serving Latinx and other underrepresented student populations in higher education. Application Instructions

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by September 30, 2022 . 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 the 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.*
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees. Official transcripts are 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 the college as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statements, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

Big Bend Community College reserves the right not to 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 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 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, postsecondary 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.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be asked to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or request and be approved for a medical or religious exemption before beginning their employment with the college.

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.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: 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, Big Bend Community College, 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2026 or via email at

In compliance with state and federal regulations, the college is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with the college’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 college’s website. A printed copy of the policy and procedure is available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT: Big Bend Community College 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 are available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the college’s website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials, please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: 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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