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High School Equivalency Program (HEP) instructors, under the direction of the Director of HEP, are responsible for teaching Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker students at Washington State University in the following subject areas: social studies, science, mathematics, and reasoning through language arts. HEP instructors implement GED preparation strategies, curriculum, subject specific activities and materials, and create learning communities for participants in English and/or Spanish; develop instructional plans to meet the needs of the students, provide academic and non-academic support, and support tutoring services; develop education plans for each program participant. In collaboration with the HEP staff, instructors participate in the process of selecting students for the HEP program as well as discussion on issues affecting students’ progress. Assist in preparation of year-end curriculum reports; continue professional development. Help plan, develop and implement academic assistance and career exploration workshops; administer culturally relevant material and assessments; support and participate in student initiatives. Develop strategies for completion of the adult basic education certification; assist in creating individuals’ academic success plans. Aid in hiring, training, and supervising academic tutors. Support the Division of Student Affairs, The Office for Access, Equity and Achievement, and the University strategic plan; utilize working knowledge of policies, principles and procedures of federal regulations outlined in the HEP grant under the U.S Department of Education. The successful candidate will share the vision to address changing social, educational demographic and financial issues that impact service delivery to students.
Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of professional work experience in student services. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.
Master’s degree; Experience in counseling and advising processes and techniques, higher education, financial aid, and academic and career development practices.
Prior experience with HEP/CAMP programs.
Experience in a higher education setting working with students who are educationally, economically, and otherwise disadvantaged.
Experience with instruction in a classroom setting.
Bilingual: fluent oral and written communication skills in English/Spanish languages; evidence of cultural competency skills.
Demonstrated cultural competency with migrant/seasonal farm workers and experience with first generation and low income background populations (i.e. Awareness and/or knowledge of customs, values, communications, social behaviors etc. and how these interact and/or impact the college experience).
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of factors impacting the high school equivalency experience of students from migrant/seasonal farm worker families (i.e. student life, academics, retention issues, mentoring needs and leadership development.)
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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