TRIO Career & Academic Transfer Coach
Walla Walla Community College
$52,000.00 - $53,690.00 Annually
Walla Walla, WA
Join our team to help inspire all students to discover
their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant,
equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a
TRIO Career & Academic Transfer Coach
position at the Walla Walla campus.
At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to
discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing
relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and
services. We have identified three core themes that describe the
fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into
practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource
Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a
sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence,
integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth,
The Career and Academic Transfer Coach (CATC) works with a
cohesive, creative staff in implementing programming as outlined by
the grant and developing relationships with program participants
with the goal of increasing the college retention and graduation
rates of its participants. The CATC builds positive, working
relationships with traditionally underserved students who face
multiple challenges in achieving academic success. The CATC assists
with providing required and recommended grant programming designed
to promote student retention, completion and transfer to bachelor's
degree programs. The CATC works in conjunction with the Student
Services Department on the Walla Walla and Clarkston
Provide intensive, comprehensive educational advising,
including assistance in developing a detailed educational plan and
direction in course selection for TRIO participants; Provide
academic early warning intervention strategies.
Utilize interpersonal skills toward the development of
positive, trusting, influential relationships with students.
Monitor financial aid and student academic and personal needs
on an ongoing basis.
Coordinate and facilitate participant transfer to four-year
institutions through transfer planning, campus visits and
maintaining contacts with advisors at other colleges and
Research and track student progress via student database
management systems; implement retention strategies; analyze records
and report all retention and follow-up date on program
Assist with the recruitment, screening, and selection of
eligible participants, obtaining appropriate documentation.
Assist with the organization and instruction of workshops,
presentations, and TRIO courses, both face-to-face and online.
Topics include, but are not limited to, study skills, college and
career planning, financial aid processes, financial literacy,
scholarship search, test preparation and building social
capital/sense of belonging.
Provide access to and instruction on technological
Establish and facilitate a cooperative team-building
relationship with campus personnel, community agencies, industry
partners and community, providing education about the TRIO grant
program and its objectives.
Serve as a liaison and advocate for students in their
relationship with instructors, administrators, and community
Coordinate with instructional support services to meet academic
needs of program participants.
Attend professional meetings, conferences and workshops as
approved by the supervisor.
Participate in team, college, and community meetings as
requested as well as department and college activities, including
committees as appropriate.
Assist in record keeping, program evaluation and ongoing
program improvement within the guidelines of the grant.
May assist in the hiring, supervision and evaluation of student
Proven educational experience advising in higher education;
ability to solve complex problems for students; help students
identify needs, explore options, and create and achieve meaningful
goals; provide motivation through support, encouragement, and
Work with under-represented students in a higher education
Experience analyzing and identifying the strengths and
weaknesses of options and exercise critical thinking, problem
solving and judgement skills with TRIO staff and students.
Ability to foster a positive and productive work environment
along with the ability to build and lead teams and motivate program
Think innovatively to offer and support creative solutions to
program requirements, and workplace challenges.
Ability to establish working relationships with TRIO team
staff, campus administration, faculty, other staff, and the
Exhibit cultural competencies and actively contribute to a work
environment that embraces diversity and uses diverse perspectives
to enhance and realize program and organizational goals.
Work with a student database management system and other
computer applications, including Microsoft office, course
management programs and demonstrate internet proficiency.
Presenting training and workshops to students, faculty, and/or
Establish and maintain effective professional relationships
with students, faculty, staff and community groups from culturally
Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to learning and professional
Work with community partners and a variety of
Demonstrate strong public speaking, presentation, oral and
written communication and organizational skills.
Proven record of the ability to handle a high-pressure
environment with significant timeline pressures.
Work independently with minimal supervision while maintaining a
high level of quality work product and output.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be
considered at the discretion of the college.
A bachelor's degree (or higher) in psychology, education,
sociology, or communications or a closely related field is
required. Master's degree preferred.
A valid driver's license is required for travel between the
Walla Walla and Clarkston campuses or to regional universities for
programming for participants.
Bilingual - Spanish preferred.
Prior counseling, mentoring, advising experience and leadership
Experience with first-generation, low-income individuals,
and/or students with disabilities preferred.
Conditions/Terms of Employment
This is a full-time overtime eligible professional position.
Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of
lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3)
days of employment. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide
the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm
that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Official college
transcripts required at time of hire. Candidates may be subject to
a criminal history background check as a condition of employment.
Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude
employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's
suitability and competence to perform in the position. The college
is a tobacco free institution.
Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an office
environment. Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found
in office environments. Duties require the use of standard office
furniture and equipment. The physical demands are similar to those
associated with classroom teaching or office administration. This
contract position work schedule will typically be Monday through
Friday 8-hours each day. During the summer, work schedule is Monday
through Thursday 10-hours each day. Work will be performed during
normal business hours as well as occasional weekdays, evenings and
weekends. Travel between campuses will be required for service to
student and staff on the Clarkston campus (which lies 100 miles to
the east of the Walla Walla campus), and for TRIO campus visits,
professional development, and/or other staff and student events as
Annual salary range: $52,000-53,690. The college has an excellent
benefit program including paid sick leave; paid vacation leave;
medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance;
retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All
full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income
deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program
(DCP). All administrative exempt staff set aside 1% of their gross
salary in a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) (VEBA). All
exempt employees are required to participate in this program. Walla
Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in
direct deposit for payment of salary.
Required Application Materials
This position will remain open until filled. To be
included in the initial screening, applications should be received
by Sunday, October 1, 2023.
qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required
qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application
packet, which includes the following:
Online NEOGOV application
Names and contact information for three professional
Answers to two (2) supplemental questions
Please ensure you have attached all required application
materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you
have submitted your application. If you have difficulty
logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your
application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at
1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at
- In the cover letter, detail your interest in the TRIO
Career and Academic Transfer Coach (Advisor) position at the Walla
Walla Campus. Please describe any professional experience, training
and educational background that makes you an ideal
WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all
applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during
this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the
Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal
opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and
employment applicants as well as for its students and employed
staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex,
sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital
status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or
physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal
by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or
disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance
with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable
Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human
Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you
need accommodations in the application/employment process, please
contact Title IX Officer Brooke Marshall (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509)
527-4412, email email@example.com
address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wwcc/jobs/4205423/trio-career-academic-transfer-coach-advisor