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Pathways Navigator of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Seattle, WA 98103

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Are you passionate about advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion and think about systemic change? Have you created/built/ contributed to new programs resulting in student success for BIPOC students? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our team, an equity-focused open-access college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals. As a Navigator, you will be responsible for being a key member of the team that supports students through Guided Pathways work in order to achieve their educational goals. In this role, you will work directly with students and be involved in institutional change to support them.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is seeking candidates who align with the colleges' mission, vision, and passion to serve, and who demonstrate commitment to promoting a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion including an understanding and demonstration of cultural humility.

Under the direction of the Title III Director and the office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, this position will work both independently and collaboratively to assist students with a focus on BIPOC students throughout the intake process and first few quarters of the student experience, including helping students through the application process and collaborating with other departments. This role housed in the Equity and Welcome Center will also use their knowledge of working with students to guide and lead First Year Experience programming and other Guided Pathways projects on campus centering men of color. Leading with racial equity, our colleges maximize student potential and transform lives within a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice in service to our diverse communities.

This position is funded on a contingent basis each year through the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges as determined by the state legislative budget to implement Guided Pathways framework across our system.


Application Procedures:
Attached current Resume
Attached cover letter addressing how your background intersects with the job
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by ATF-SPS.

Notice to Applicants:
Please note that Seattle Colleges has moved to remote operations, pending public health guidance. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.

What you will be working on:
Advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), such as advocating for historically marginalized individuals, organizing EDI activities, advocating for policy changes, community engagement, and/or self-advocacy
Collaborate with the Title III director in working on projects and meeting outcomes related to Guided Pathways including help with Guided Pathways reporting
Develop and implement Guided Pathways first-year experience and intake and onboarding across the campus through efforts such as leading and participating in relevant committees at the college and district level
Use an equity lens and mindset to help students choose a pathway and successfully start at North Seattle College with a focus on supporting BIPOC students, particularly men of color
Utilize data tracking and analysis to enhance decision making around first-year experience and to create monthly reports using tools such as Excel, ctcLink and Starfish on student retention and outreach
Provide guidance to students one-on-one and in group sessions with the intake process, assisting students applying for admission, financial support, and other support resources, and get started on their path at North Seattle College and guide them through their first quarters at North
Consistently track student Starfish appointments and proactively follow up with the students to ensure their needs are met
Act as a referral resource for students coming to the Equity and Welcome Center who need additional services (such as Financial Aid, Advising, Housing, and Registration) or other support on campus or in the broader community
Support students with pathway exploration using active listening and available resources; emphasize individual exploration and self-advocacy skill development, and make referrals to Counseling for assessment and HDC 100 (Career Planning) courses

This description is not intended to cover every aspect of this job, we are a team that works together to meet the needs of those we serve, and every member of the team is expected to contribute, even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this descriptio

What you bring as a candidate: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)
Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Education or a combination of education and direct experiences.
Two years of experience working directly with students in an advising, coaching, or other related capacity
One year of experience administering and creating student programs
Proven track record of advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), such as organizing EDI activities, advocating for policy changes, community engagement, or self-advocacy.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds and communities in a multi-cultural environment
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Well organized and with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, Outlook, and various systems and tools (starfish, ctcLink, canvas, etc.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:
Ability to operate office equipment
Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Notice of Non-discrimination Statement

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of "bullying" behaviors, including "cyber bullying".

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college's Director of Legal Compliance:

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803

(206) 934-3873

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

About the Company

We are a district of three distinct colleges-North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College-and five specialty training centers. Which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington, we are leaders in change and innovation.

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged and dynamic community.

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities.

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