Thursday , February 2 2023

Trio Pre-College Specialist Hiring Near Me at Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Primary Purpose


To assist economically and educationally disadvantaged youth to achieve school success, graduate from high school, and enroll in post-secondary education. To contribute to the accomplishment of TRIO pre-college project objectives.

Description of Duties and tasks
Outreach (50% of Time)

  • Travel to targeted schools to establish and maintain positive liaison with administration, faculty, and staff.
  • Travel to targeted schools to recruit participants, implement activities and provide services (as delineated in the grant) that will enhance school success, increase retention and graduation rates, and facilitate post-secondary enrollment and completion. This includes development and implementation of after school/summer academy curriculum and lesson plans.
  • Identify appropriate program participants and obtain required information to document their eligibility for participation.
  • Maintain positive liaison with administration, faculty, and staff at target schools.
  • Provide classroom presentations to recruit students.
  • Individual, small group and large group contacts with students and parents.
  • Make connections with community partners.
  • Accompany participants on field trips to sights of career and cultural interest. Travel to college campuses for student visitations. Make home visits as needed. Provide cultural enrichment activities.

Program Support (25% of Time)

  • Develop promotional materials for activities and events. Facilitate or contribute to newsletters as directed.
  • Maintain current working knowledge of Federal regulations and legislation as they pertain to the program.
  • Assess and evaluate participant needs and outcomes as well as program eligibility.
  • Work under the direction of the Educational Talent Search/Upward Bound project director to implement program priorities and achieve project goals.

Record Keeping (25% of Time)

  • Complete a needs assessment for each participant in cooperation with school counselors and faculty, parents, and the student. Recruit, supervise and schedule tutors as needed.
  • Maintain records of all services and activities for each participant assigned.
  • Track regular contacts with students.
  • Work with confidential databases.
  • Maintain timelines and deadlines.
  • Manage funds; grant writing and fundraising activities Provide a “specific work example” of each duty listed above.

Performs Other Duties and Special Projects as Required/Assigned

  • Serve on various committees.
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, or a comparable field is required. Extensive (5 years or more) work experience in similar programs and current enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.

A minimum of two years’ experience in providing direct support services to economically and/or educationally disadvantaged youth.

Verifiable experience in needs assessment, verification of eligibility for services, and accurate, detailed, continual record keeping is highly desired.

Successful applicants for this position must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter. Ability to effectively communicate orally with groups and/or individual, and deal with peers, the public and the community in a positive, empathetic and professional manner.

  • Knowledge of college systems of a sufficient level to advise high school students in the knowledge, skills and attitudes requisite for success in post-secondary courses and programs.
  • Ability to follow established procedures and work independently to accomplish those procedures.
  • Ability and willingness to manage a flexible work schedule with self-discipline, including travel, various hours and possible weekends/evenings, as well as work days at other college locations.
  • A level of computer literacy sufficient to use software such as word processing, spreadsheets and data bases to produce correspondence, documents, and reports as required by the position.
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives, and abilities. Sensitivity to barriers faced by students from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Ability to consistently convey a pleasant and helpful attitude by using excellent interpersonal and communication skills to control sometimes stressful and emotional situations. Requires sufficient communication and human relations skills to resolve complaints/issues, defuse anger, and gain cooperation.
  • Ability to conduct student outreach activities in small and large group settings.
  • Knowledge of materials, techniques, and resources necessary to assist eligible participants of all ages to overcome barriers and find means to achieve their potential through education.
  • Strict adherence and understanding of Federal, State, and Community College confidentiality rules and regulations.

Applicants for this position possessing one or more of the following knowledge, skills and abilities with receive preferred consideration through the selection process.

  • Master’s degree in one of the fields listed above or a comparable field.
  • Experience working with federally funded educational grant programs; experience teaching or counseling disadvantaged students.
  • As required by program criteria, preference will be given to candidates that have experienced the same types of issues and barriers as the program’s target population. ;

Current or must obtain within six (6) months of hire a valid Oregon driver’s license. Must meet the College’s requirements associated with driving campus vehicles.

Additional Job Information

JOB TITLE: TRIO Pre-College Specialist
(School District Assignments will vary – North Bend, Coos Bay, Reedsport, Myrtle Point, Coquille, Bandon, Pacific, Brookings-Harbor)

  • LOCATION: * Coos, Curry, and Western Douglas Counties

FTE: Will vary based on assignment – all appointments are for 11 months unless grant funding dictates otherwise.
Full-Time .92 FTE– 5 days per week
Part Time .69 FTE – 3 days per week
Part Time .37 FTE – 2 days per week

  • DEPARTMENT: * Talent Search/Upward Bound

PAY GRADE: 19 – 11 month prorated annual salary range is $36,077 to $39,050 – contingent on grant funding



  • REPORTS TO: * Director of Talent Search/Upward Bound


  • REVISION DATE*: July 2021

Southwestern Oregon Community College only accepts applications through this online application system. We want you to be successful in applying with us. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application in advance of the deadline.

For assistance with this, please email For technical assistance with your application, please call (855) 524-5627.

Please note: We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum/special qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove any personal information such as photographs, date of birth, gender, social security number, and other protected information from your documents. Documents containing protected information will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Positions are subject to budget consideration and approval. For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in administrative policies and procedures or collective bargaining agreements (as applicable). For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement.

The college does not sponsor employees in the visa application process if they intend to use this as their means to work in the United States. This means that all required work visas must be in place and supported by appropriate evidence to be employed by Southwestern.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job someone in this position would perform. All employees of Southwestern Oregon Community College are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Southwestern Oregon Community College supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.

Applicants are eligible to use Veteran’s Preference when applying with Southwestern Oregon Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will only be given if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.


  • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) – OR – Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating a non-service connected pension.
  • Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at:

For information regarding Veteran’s Preference qualifications, visit the following website:

It is the policy of Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, political affiliation, parental status, veteran status or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact Vice President of Administrative Services in Tioga 512. Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368. All other issues, concerns, and complaints should also be directed to the Vice President of Administrative Services for referral to the appropriate Manager.

Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report
The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” (formerly the Campus Security Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area. As a current or prospective Southwestern student or employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information. You may review this information here: Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report. You may also obtain a hard copy of this information upon request by contacting Administrative Services at 541-888-7206.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $36,077.00 – $39,050.00 per year

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