CBC seeks an Undocumented Student Advocacy Specialist to advance the academic success and holistic thriving of diverse undocumented, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and mixed-status families' students. This position will facilitate regular student communication, outreach and community involvement, professional development, communication regarding improvement to university policies and practices, and have an understanding of state and national legislation that affect this population. Under the supervision and direction of the Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Undocumented Student Advocacy Specialist will provide support and guidance to students, staff and faculty through trainings, collaborations, and programming to create an empowering, equitable, and supportive culture for our undocumented communities at CBC. We seek a caring and collaborative leader with strong communication skills and a proven commitment to serving undocumented students and communities. This position reports to the Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, queer and trans spectrum people, veterans, and other candidates whose identities and experiences are often underrepresented and marginalized in higher education.
This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by August 26, 2023 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
If you have questions or need assistance during the application or search process, please contact the recruiter for this position, Ashley Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 542-4567.
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Engage in direct outreach and advocacy to build a sense of community among current and prospective students of the undocumented community;
Compile and disseminate internal and external resources for undocumented students and communities; and
Monitor student progress toward graduation and concerns while maintaining strict confidentiality of student education records including immigration status.
Act as the point of contact between local school districts and other community partners and CBC in regard to information about current and prospective students from the undocumented community; and
Stay current on federal and state legislation, efforts of peer institutions, and other resources regarding the undocumented community.
Leadership and Staff & Faculty Support
Research and share best practices with faculty, staff and administrators to support students from undocumented communities in succeeding academically and recommend changes and training needed within departments to enhance efficiency and services;
Collaborate in creating and updating processes, documentation, forms and publications as they relate to the services provided to undocumented students; and
Lead monthly meetings for the Undocumented Student Task Force and recommend changes and training needed within departments to enhance efficiency and services.
Exercise independent judgement, communicate and interact successfully with students, staff, faculty, and community members;
Attend meetings and conferences as an Undocumented Student Task Force Representative;
Monitor and post information on CBC’s Undocumented Students webpage and collaborate with Marketing Team to develop advertising and resource materials; and
Regularly check voicemail, email, and social media to ensure speedy communication.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in a Social Sciences, Human Services Education, or related field; and
One (1) year of relevant work experience in student affairs, student services, or higher education.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Human Services Education, or related field from an institutionally accredited college or university; and
Two (2) years of relevant work experience in student affairs, student services, or higher education.
Equivalent combination of education and professional work experience.
Bilingual and biliterate in English and in Spanish.
Knowledge of the experience, needs, and potential of undocumented students and communities;
Demonstrated success providing culturally responsive advising services to undocumented and BIPOC students; and
Demonstrated strong understanding of the history, policies, and current issues impacting students who are undocumented and who come from undocumented communities.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.