- Position Summary
- Priority Consideration Date: November 26, 2018
The Workforce Advisor will assist prospective and enrolled students in the development of meaningful educational and career goals by providing comprehensive advising services including basic financial aid and assessment information, and developmental, educational, and career planning services. This position will work primarily with students enrolled in Professional Technical programs, and students served by TCC's Workforce programs: Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, Opportunity Grant, Basic Food Employment and Training and Early Achievers. This position reports to the Director of Advising.
- Essential Functions
- Advise prospective and enrolled students regarding academic and professional technical programs, admission procedures, degree requirements and transfer requirements.
- Assist students regarding assessment scores and placement, and basic funding eligibility information.
- Assist students in clarifying educational, career, and life goals.
- Provide support for Workforce student populations.
- Help students to develop individualized educational plans that meet Workforce requirements.
- Monitor and maintain coding for Workforce students to ensure program requirements
- Design and deliver group advising sessions and workshops.
- Participate in educational sessions including Workforce Funding Workshops, Outreach, NSOs, and Ways 2 Pay.
- Participate as a team member in implementation of advising and Workforce Education procedures and objectives.
- Serve as liaison between Advising and Workforce Education
- Collaborate with advising staff faculty, Workforce staff, and college community to develop and implement innovative advising activities.
- Liaison to other campus student support services assisting students to find services for which they are eligible.
- Participate in college and community meetings, as appropriate.
- Perform related duties, as assigned.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- Experience working in an educational or similar related setting.
- Effective communication experience with individuals in a multicultural environment (i.e. prospective student presentations, camp settings, and athletic teams).
- Intermediate computer proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet programs.
Conditions of Employment
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university (preferably in organizational leadership, education, college student personnel, or related field).
- Experience in a community college setting.
- A strong understanding of student development and theory.
- Successful experience working with educational advising issues including transfer advising, career planning and academic goal-setting.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
- Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
- Excellent customer service skills; including building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction and the ability to problem solve.
- An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
- Ethics and integrity and sound professional judgment.
- Experience working with diverse populations in an education setting.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
- Experience giving oral presentations in a group setting.
- Ability to develop productive working relationships with college faculty and staff.
- High organizational and problem solving abilities. Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and balance a heavy workload.
- Commitment to professionalism and confidentiality.
- Ability to be self-directed and work independently in a team environment.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- High organizational and problem solving abilities.
- Application Process
- Complete application packages must include the following:
- Tacoma Community College online application.
- Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications of this position.
- Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
- Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters, respects, and celebrates diversity.Please attach a statement (maximum two pages) describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you have integrated both experience and self-awareness into your living/working environment.
This is a full time exempt professional position contracted on an annual basis. The salary of this position is $49,419 annually. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual number of contract days worked in the remainder of the year. This position is scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse. A collective bargaining agreement exists with the Washington Federation of State Employees. Payment of a service fee is optional within 30 calendar days of employment.
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title II and Title IX, 253-566-5054; Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466 www.tacomacc.edu/about/employment
TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund)
TIAA-CREF is a Section 403(a) retirement plan.
The employee contributions rates are as follows and are matched by the employer:
5% of salary if you are under age 35
7.5% of salary if you are between age 35 and 49, inclusive
10% of salary if you are age 50 and over
Medical Plan Coverage
Employees have a choice of managed care medical plans from which to choose, in addition to a state self-insured plan, called the Uniform Medical Plan. The Uniform Medical Plan is offered in all counties.
Not all managed care plans are offered in every county.
Dental Plan Coverage
The state self-insured dental plan and two managed care dental plans are available to employees. They are:
Uniform Dental Plan (state self-insured plan)
Managed Care Plans:
Regence BlueShield Dental
There is no employee premium cost for dental.
Term Life Insurance
The College provides $10,000 basic life insurance for death from any cause and $5,000 basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment at no cost to the employee. Employees can enroll in additional low cost life insurance for
themselves and dependents.
Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD)
The College provides a Basic LTD insurance plan at no cost to employees. The Basic Plan pays 60% of the first $300 of the employee's monthly salary, the maximum benefit being $180 per month and paying after 90 days of
The Optional LTD plan pays 60% of the first $10,000 of monthly salary, reduced by any deductible income such as social security or retirement benefits. Employee cost is dependent upon benefit waiting period chosen.
Employees may participate in the following 403b tax deferred annuity companies through voluntary payroll
Aetna Life Insurance and Annuity Company
CUNA Life Insurance
Great American Life Insurance Company
Northern Life Insurance
TIAA-CREF Supplemental Retirement Annuity
Western United Life Assurance
Employees may participate in the state-administered Deferred Compensation program through voluntary payroll deduction. This is a Section 457 plan.
Annual Leave (Vacation Leave)
Full-time administrative and professional-technical employees, who are contracted for 10 or more months, accrue 2 days of vacation leave per month or 24 working days each twelve-month period.
Illness, Injury Emergency and Bereavement Leave (Sick Leave)
Full-time administrative and professional-technical employees one day of sick leave for each month of contracted employment. Part-time and quarterly contracted employees accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis. Sick leave accrued through quarterly contracts does not carry over from one quarter to the ensuing quarter.
Full-time administrative and professional-technical employees may be granted up to 5 non-accumulative personal leave days per 12 month period of service.
Other paid and unpaid leaves, such as professional leave, family leave, etc. are covered in Chapter III of the Board of Trustees Policy Manual.
- 01Which best describes your level of education?
02Please list the area of study or discipline of your degree.03How much experience do you have working in an educational or similar setting?
- High School graduate or equivalent
- Some College
- Associates degree from an accredited college or university
- Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
- Masters degree or higher from an accredited college or university
04Please describe your experience working in an educational or similar related setting.05Please describe your effective communication experience with individuals in a multicultural environment (i.e. prospective student presentations, camp settings, and athletic teams).06Which of the following best describes your level of proficiency with wordprocessing and spreadsheet software?
- Less than one year
- More than one year and less than two years
- More than two years and less than three years
- Over three years
07Do you have experience working in a community college setting?
08Do you have a strong understanding of student development and theory?
09How much experience do you possess working with educational advising issues including transfer advising, career planning and academic goal-setting?
10Do you possess a current valid, unrestricted driver's license?
- Some, but less than six (6) months.
- More than six (6) months but less than one (1) year.
- More than one (1) year but less than two (2) years.
- Over two (2) years.