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DREAM Center Coordinator, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

Position Summary:    
As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, Portland Community College (PCC) serves nearly 73,000 full-time and part-time students. Four comprehensive campuses, eight centers and dozens of independent locations throughout the community offer courses and provide student services. PCC supports student success by delivering access to quality education while advancing economic development and promoting sustainability in a collaborative culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Rock Creek Campus is PCC's second largest campus, which is home to nearly 26,000 students, approximately 1,000 employees and often is referred to as "The Farm" due to the large and small animal Veterinary Technology program, Learning Garden, and property that supports this learning. The campus also boasts the college's Welding, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Diesel Service Technology, Think Big, and Auto Collision Repair Technology programs. In addition, PCC is extremely proud to have established Oregon's first Dream Center, which is based at Rock Creek.

The Rock Creek DREAMer's Resource Center (DRC) is a gathering place that not only provides services, resources and support for DACA/Undocumented students and family connected students, but a place for community and celebration. As the first full-time Dream Center Coordinator, we envision this role being integral to the day-to-day operations of the center and provide personalized support to students, families, community and other campuses. The Coordinator hires student leader Advocates and is responsible for The Dream Project, a district-wide program. The Coordinator helps students access all applicable benefits, supervises student employees and leaders, and is responsible for all administration in relation to the center. The Coordinator collaborates with other student resource centers and engages in district student development initiatives.

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Candidate Profile:

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Please provide details on how you meet the minimum qualifications and success criteria.

1. Bilingual (English and Spanish/Korean/Vietnamese, other) and bicultural.

2. Demonstrated experience and knowledge working with DACA/Undocumented students regarding resources, services, and advocacy.

3. Demonstrated experience providing leadership and facilitating mentoring with student leaders and supervising student workers focused on student success and retention through programing, training, and leadership development.

4. Demonstrated commitment of advocacy for historically underrepresented communities affecting systemic change.

5. Demonstrated networking helping students acquire opportunities such as jobs, internships, and leadership. In addition, demonstrated experience in collaborating with partners within the community, such as non-profit, educational, and leaders.

6. Demonstrated experience in advocating for human rights supporting community members, especially around issues of racism, discrimination and/or barriers to success and access.

7. Experience in building student communities, providing an inclusive and welcoming space to study, access resources and information, engage socially, and rejuvenate.

Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor's degree in Education, Liberal Arts, Multicultural Studies, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Social Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Three years of experience in a diverse setting coordinating services or programs, to include one year of experience specific to the population served in the area of assignment.

To Apply: For full job description and application please go to the PCC careers site.

Job Close Date: Apply Immediately; This position will close once  sufficient qualified applications have been received.

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