Pierce College is seeking to fill two (2) full-time District Tutoring Center Support Specialist positions. One (1) vacancies are located at our Puyallup campus and one (1) vacancy is located at our Fort Steilacoom campus.

Salary Range: $38,592 - $44,412 Annually

Opening Date: 4/16/21

Closing Date: 4/30/21

Full Details Available at: 

Position Summary:

The Tutoring Center Support Specialist (Program Support Supervisor 1) helps advance the equity-centered mission of Pierce College by overseeing the daily operations of the Tutoring Center and creating a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for learning. In order to promote equitable student access and success, the Support Specialist fosters empowering academic and social experiences through active listening, affirmation, and genuine empathy that honors each student's journey and experience. This is accomplished through a broad scope of responsibilities that focus on keeping marginalized and minoritized students at the center of our work. Listening, observing, valuing and validating, embracing, and building meaningful relationships with students in the Tutoring Center is at the heart of this position. General tasks include coaching and supervision of part-time center team members, acting as program liaison and student advocate, and contributing to the establishment of antiracist program standards, services, and procedures.

This position reports to the Tutoring Center Manager and the successful incumbent will work collaboratively with a dynamic team that provides holistic and culturally sustainable academic support services that normalize the idea of a support network and dismantle deficit conceptions. The peer academic support centers are the lighthouse to several curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs. The centers partner with numerous instructional and non-instructional student programs across the college creating a community of support. This position requires consistent and regular attendance.

Please note: The health and well-being of our students and staff are top priorities. In order to safeguard the health of our district, all Pierce College employees are working remotely until further notice, with a few exceptions for core staff and labs. More information is located under the "Physical Work Environment" section listed below.

About the District: The College enjoys a strong presence in the community and participates innumerous partnerships with business, community, government, and educational organizations. Want a feel for our District, take a peek with aerial campus views! Pierce College Fort Steilacoom - Located on a beautiful 140-acre site adjacent to a 340 acre community, recreational park, and Waughop Lake. Pierce College Puyallup - Located on a luscious site with 125-acres of wooded land with beautiful hideaways. Pierce College at JBLM - Located at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord military sites, serving many of our military and active duty families that are serving our country.

Pierce County: An amazing place to call home Pierce County stands out as one of the most beautiful and livable areas in the United States, offering its citizens the benefits of both rural and urban life in the Pacific Northwest. Both campuses command views of majestic Mount Rainier. The area's moderate climate, along with nearby mountains, forests, rivers, the Puget Sound, and Pacific Ocean, provide for many outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, kayaking, beach combing, biking, and golfing. At the same time, most of Pierce County is only minutes away from Tacoma or a short drive to Seattle where world-class cultural, arts, shopping and sporting activities abound. The area boasts an amazing array of housing options from urban condos to rural acreage and everything in between. Located in the heart of one of America's most amazing areas, Pierce County is a wonderful place to call home.

Required Qualifications:

ˇ         Associate degree with an area of focus in Education, Administration Business, or related field.

ˇ         Commitment to engaging in the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education and to serving marginalized students.

ˇ         Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse community with a high degree of customer service.

ˇ         Experience working with students who have been marginalized including those who may be economically disadvantaged, first-generation, and/or first time in college.

ˇ         Ability to effectively juggle competing priorities while maintaining attention to detail.

ˇ         Excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrating cultural awareness and responsiveness.

ˇ         Proficiently in MS Office Suite including the use of spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel, to create, modify (using basic formulas and functions), integrateestablished templates, and properly format forms.

Application Requirements:

ˇ         Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.

ˇ         Complete the online application profile at .

ˇ         Apply for the specific job opening.

ˇ         Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.

ˇ         At Pierce College, we value culturally competent and compassionate individuals who bridge diverse backgrounds and perspectives in support of academic equity and excellence. In your cover letter, please address how you will support the mission of Pierce College to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. Please include in your response how your previous education and/or professional experience contribute to your effectiveness in promoting a climate of student success for a diverse community of learners. (Cover Letter)

ˇ         Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

Transcripts are not required in order to apply for this position; however, if you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring copies of unofficial transcripts showing completion of the required level of education. Please upload current copies of your transcripts, if available. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts must include degree received and conferral date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit:  (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required upon hire).(Transcripts)

Upload (attach) a list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)

Provide a response to the following question (Supplemental Questions):Briefly describe how you have worked in your previous or current positions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in your organizations and how you would do that in this position.

Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) classified, overtime-eligible position with Pierce College District. The primary work location will be at either the Puyallup or Fort Steilacoom campuses but frequent travel to Pierce College campuses or sites may occur. Work hours are between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. This position may be subject to reassignment between campuses or sites.

Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range of this position is $3,216.00 - $3,701.00 a month (dependent upon qualifications), with annual periodic increments up to $4,188.00. However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long- term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided.

Sabrina Stevenson
District Program Manager
Peer Academic Support Services
Pierce College
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