Yamhill Valley Campus Bilingual Advising Specialist

Chemeketa Community College   McMinnville, OR   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on February 9, 2024
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Yamhill Valley Campus Bilingual Advising Specialist


Twenty-six miles northwest of Chemeketa Community College’s Salem campus, the Yamhill Valley Campus sits nestled in the picturesque town of McMinnville, OR. The Yamhill Valley Campus is a high-energy environment that serves a diverse community.

The Advising Specialist at the Yamhill Valley Campus provides academic advising and guidance to students enrolled in classes who are working on their GED, English Language skills (ESOL) or Developmental coursework (ABS); supports students working toward a degree or certificate. This position is also responsible for conducting recruitment and selection processes for program students, contextualized pathways, providing retention activities including, development of individual college success plans, progress monitoring, campus visitations, orientations, and program events. The position collaborates with a team to help students explore positive academic and life outcomes based on their goals and values; understands the value and significance of cultural competency. This role also provides supervision to our team of Student Leaders.

Chemeketa is a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution that aspires to be an inclusive environment where we honor and value the unique contributions of our diverse students, employees, and community. We seek to foster cultural competence and pursue equitable solutions that support all students in achieving their educational goals. If you are interested in joining the work of the college to pursue a supportive and inclusive culture, we encourage you to apply.

When applying for this position, please attach the electronic documents listed below. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected as an incomplete application. Any documents you provide that are not listed will not been seen by the Search Committee.

  • Unofficial Transcripts - An electronic copy of your academic transcript(s) from an accredited institution which clearly indicate the degree awarded, and any other applicable information, must be attached with your application if you would like it considered as part of your eligibility for the position. Any applicants who earned academic credentials from outside of the United States and wish to use those credits for consideration must also upload an evaluation of college credit earned at the non-U.S. institution.


Student Advising & Recruitment

  • Provide academic, career, transfer, financial aid, and success/persistence planning to students in general education, career technical, Title II (GED/ESOL), and Pathways programs regarding college programs, admissions, registration, student success resources, community resources and services, scholarship opportunities, etc. 
  • Develops initial Individual Success Plan with each student addressing both long-term and short-term academic, career, and transfer goals and assists students with planning to accomplish goals. Modifies plan with student as needed
  • Meet with each student on a regular basis; monitor progress of each student on case load; problem-solve and make appropriate referrals; serve as a liaison and advocate for students
  • Develop and present group presentations, campus tours/overviews, student orientations, workshops, college and career fairs, and other activities and workshops regarding subjects pertaining to student success and retention 
  • Conduct recruitment, lead student onboarding, and assist with registration of new and continuing program participants 
  • Builds and maintains relationships with community organization partners, acts as program liaison. This includes a specific focus on serving and connecting with our Hispanic/Latinx community, connections with community organizations with an educational focus, workforce development organizations, area businesses and identifying adult student populations within our community interested in enrollment.

Coaching, Student Success & Retention

  • Fosters and develops ongoing relationships with students to support them in setting, tracking, and modifying incremental steps towards completion of long-term benchmarks.
  • Structures dialogue to help students recognize needs, identifies barriers that hinder, and acknowledges values and strengths that contribute to their academic persistence and retention.
  • Coordinates YVC campus clubs and activities; provides supervision for a team of student leaders who support the planning and implementation of campus life events & activities and support our recruitment efforts

Program Support & Services

  • Supports the documentation, tracking and reporting of grant outcomes- including GED test vouchers and completion, determining student STEP program eligibility, CASAS and writing assessments, and Title II funding requirements, GED/ESOL transition scholarships
  • May assist in the supervision and training of part-time employees including classroom attendants and work-study students

Department Responsibilities

  • Serve a diverse population of students and interact with internal and external partners demonstrating the qualities of a culturally competent individual
  • Models actions that align with our department culture of growth mindset, resilience, agency and self-efficacy
  • Develops a system for follow-up and follow-through in order to build trust and confidence in students, co-workers and colleagues across the campus
  • Collects, analyzes, and utilizes data in order to make informed decisions that promote the continual improvement of student success initiatives
  • Participates in the annual planning process and evaluation of program services
  • Shares information and builds networks of support with Salem campus staff

Institutional Expectations

  • Embraces diversity and actively collaborates effectively with a variety of students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds
  • Participates in recruitment and retention of students at an individual and institutional level in promotion of student success
  • Embraces, understands and uses appropriate technology tools to accomplish job functions
  • Provides high quality, effective service to internal and external customers through continuous improvement and adoption of lean office practices


Your application will be scored based on the minimum qualifications, core competencies, and preferred qualifications listed below. If you are unsure whether you meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply and address through your application materials all of the relevant education, transferable skills, and related experience that makes you a great candidate for this position. The information provided on your application will be used to determine step placement upon hire. Please ensure you include all information on your application which you wish to be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree from an accredited institution
Two years of related experience working with diverse groups (i.e. marginalized, economically disadvantaged, neuro-diverse, second language learners, culturally distinct, gender differences, individuals with disabilities)
Bilingual English/Spanish

Core Competencies:

  • Experience working with at-risk students and/or marginalized populations
  • Experience providing presentations in Spanish 
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening)
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, self-manage, and collaborate as a member of a team to achieve tangible outcomes
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of technology and student communication and information systems
  • Ability to balance multiple differing roles and responsibilities
  • Bicultural/multicultural skills sufficient to select appropriate behaviors, values, and attitudes within different cultures during

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework in counseling, adult education, or related field
  • Experience working at a community college
  • Experience providing wrap-around support services
  • Experience giving presentations and/or facilitating group discussions


To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at http://jobs.chemeketa.edu.


Regular remote/hybrid work is not a feature of this position. At the supervisor's discretion, exemptions may be made for special projects or responsibilities requiring periodic needed focus time.


  • This is a 100%, 12-month classified assignment of the B3 band and grade
  • Please note:The college is currently undertaking a comprehensive classification and compensation study. No employee will lose base pay because of this study, however, classification titles and pay grades may change. The successful candidate will receive notice of all changes prior to implementation which is currently projected for the Summer of 2024.
  • This position has a 6-month probationary period
  • All positions at Chemeketa are required to be available for work onsite as requested by the college.
  • Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which may include evenings and/or weekends
  • This position may require the use of your personal vehicle for transportation between campus locations
  • If requested, requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire
  • Employees must maintain Oregon, Washington or Idaho residency as a condition of employment.
  • Successful applicants for designated positions must successfully pass a background inquiry, which may include criminal, driving, credit and full background checks. Only information relevant to the position will be considered. An individual with negative information on their background inquiry will not necessarily be denied employment. 
  • Providing false information will result in rejection of an application, employment offer or dismissal


Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary requirements are met.


Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Chemeketa Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.

For information regarding Veterans' Preference qualifications, visit http://www.oregonjobs.org/DAS/STJOBS/vetpoints.shtmlq


One of the following:

  • 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 receipt of a non-service connected pension -OR-
  • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate

In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:

  • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs -OR-
  • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/ 

*Please Note: As part of the first round of screening, the committee will conduct an anonymous review of the application materials and will not be able to view any personally identifiable information. Please be sure that your application is complete and thoroughly depicts how you meet the minimum qualifications, core competencies and preferred qualifications. Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Any applications which do not have the required documents attached will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Chemeketa makes employment decisions based solely on the candidate's demonstrated competencies as related to successful performance in the position.


Chemeketa Community College is considered a qualifying public employer for the purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, full-time employees working at the College may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan. Questions regarding your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or to the US Department of Education.


Chemeketa Community College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the following:

Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Sex, Marital Status, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, Age, Gender, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Pregnancy, Whistleblowing, Genetic Information, Domestic Abuse Victim, Expunged Juvenile Record, Injured Workers, Protected Hairstyle (CROWN Act), Political Affiliation or Belief, Tobacco Use During Work Hours, Victims of Domestic Violence (Sexual Assault, Stalking, and/or Harassment)

Or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under federal, state or local laws.

Under College policies, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of its policies and other College efforts designed for that purpose. All persons having questions or concerns related to Equal Employment Opportunity or Affirmative Action should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 503.399.2537, 4000Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem OR 97305.

Persons having questions or concerns about Title IX, which includes gender based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking, contact the Title IX coordinator at 503-584-7323, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97305, or http://go.chemeketa.edu/titleix. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 810 3rd Avenue #750, Seattle, WA 98104, 206.607.1600. To request this publication in an alternative format, please call 503.399.5192.