Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Retention Specialist/Head Baseball Coach to provide educational planning and assistance to CBC students. This position will provide a full range of academic advice and guidance in individual and group sessions, assist students experiencing academic difficulties and refer students to counseling professionals as appropriate. In addition to Retention Specialist duties, this position is also responsible for the development and maintenance of a competitive men's baseball program within the guidelines of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) and the College. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Student Retention and Completion as well as the Director of Athletics for coaching responsibilities.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose application has been received by June 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT.
- Advise prospective, new and current students with college admissions requirements, assessment/placement options, college transfer and professional/technical programs, degree requirements and transfer process;
- Assess student progress toward degree or certificate requirements and make appropriate referrals for students in need of academic or personal counseling;
- Advise students in the development of educational, career and life goals; assist with course selection and the development of an individualized academic plan;
- Collaborate with counselors, completion coaches and other Student Services staff to provide new student advising/registration sessions each quarter;
- Maintain automated and manual records of student progress including, but not limited to electronic notes, statistical reports and academic plans; ensure all records follow college, state, federal and professional guidelines;
- Provide and participate in advising, programming and interventions aimed at promoting student retention and completion; may include addressing barriers to success; orientation for new students; educational planning workshops or appointments; connecting with students nearing completion to ensure academic goals are accomplished;
- Update and maintain the online orientation system;
- Provide basic financial aid information and develop financial aid plans for students;
- Assist students with completing graduation applications;
- Collaborate with other college departments and staff to assist students in meeting their academic and career goals;
- Improve professional knowledge and skills by engaging in professional development activities and keeping current on issues pertaining to student success, advising, and degree requirements;
- Participate in college and community meetings as appropriate;
- Establish and maintain positive and professional relationships with faculty, staff and administrators; facilitate student success, student retention and diversity efforts; and
- Other duties as assigned.
Head Baseball Coach
- Develop and maintain a competitive baseball program within the guidelines and philosophy of the College and the NWAC;
- Recruit student athletes within the rules and regulations of the NWAC and CBC;
- Teach the fundamentals of baseball and create practice and game schedules;
- Develop and adhere to budgetary guidelines as established by the Athletic Department;
- Promote a diverse college environment and enhance the college's visibility in the local community;
- Participate in Athletic Department meetings and other activities to promote physical health and well-being within the student body;
- Support student development through participation in co-curricular activities;
- Promote high ethics and integrity through personal behavior and expectation of student behavior; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
- One (1) year of experience working with diverse populations of varied ethnicities, ages, backgrounds, and abilities in an educational, nonprofit or social services setting;
- Experience giving oral presentations in a group setting;
- Experience playing or coaching competitive baseball;
- Have a valid US driver's license; and
- Have a current CPR/First Aid Card at the time of hire.
- Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
- One (1) year of experience working with under prepared adults, first generation college students, and/or students with special needs;
- Experience in a community college setting.
Administrative Skills: Promptly respond to requests for service and assistance; keep others in the loop as needed; maintain orderly physical and electronic records; present a professional image to students/public; follow policies and procedures;
Job Knowledge: Familiar with all the aspects of the job to be done and the environment under which that work is accomplished; a broad understanding of work as it applies both to the job and the organization;
Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality;
Understanding Instructions: Ability to comprehend work orders and directions; trusted to fully and completely carry out directions or work orders; ability to effectively and efficiently apply job knowledge and skills to a directive;
Attitude Toward Progress and Change: Cooperate and support change and new processes; acceptance and quality performance throughout change;
Oral & Written Communication: Speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings; structure and convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; review and edit written work constructively; ability to tailor to audience in mind;
Student Centered: Attention, interest, activities and efforts are centered upon the best interest of students; create and support an environment that enables learners to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals; provide courteous and helpful responses to all customers, whether they be students, general public or employees from another department;
Support for Diversity: Support initiatives of the district, colleges and divisions to expand the human qualities that differentiate our workforce and workplace; exemplify tenants of tolerance, acceptance and interest in different viewpoints, cultures, and backgrounds and demand similar conduct of assigned staff and department;
Accountability: Accountable for own actions, decisions, errors, mistakes and/or failures to act when appropriate; accept responsibility when given, understand what duties employee is responsible for and can be counted upon to carry out those responsibilities; and
Teamwork: Demonstrate a willingness to work with, and help others in completing job assignments, the ability to accept constructive criticism and to cooperate with fellow employees and supervisors.
- Occasional need to lift at least 20 pounds;
- Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
- Frequent need for oral, written and auditory communication;
- Frequent repetitive hand and wrist motions;
- Occasional need for travel; and
- Ability to work in fast paced and/or sometimes stressful situations.