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Big Bend Community College TRiO Upward Bound Resident Advisor in Moses Lake, Washington

Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC), a rural college serving vibrant, culturally rich communities in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington invites applications for a Resident Advisor in the college's TRiO Upward Bound Department.  

The salary for this position is $4,558 for the 43 program days, June 20 through August 10, 2024. (*A one-day training will be required prior to the start date.) *The successful candidate must be available for the entire term of the summer program.  This position is not eligible for benefits.

The TRiO Upward Bound program is a federally funded grant from the U.S. Department of Education for $581,576 which covers 100% of the program costs.  This year-round program provides academic support, college preparation, career awareness, and other support services to low-income and potential first-generation college students.  It is designed to help students become more successful in high school and prepare to enter and successfully complete postsecondary education.  The program works with the following four target high schools within Central Washington: Moses Lake, Warden, Othello, and Royal High School.

For six weeks, TRiO Upward Bound operates an intensive residential summer academy for 42-45 students on the BBCC campus.  Students participate in high school or college classes during the day and tutoring sessions during the evening including organized recreation and enrichment activities.   The program also offers day trips, tours, and weekend field trips designed to promote personal and social growth.

BBCC's organizational strength is captured in our small but mighty spirit. A small college taking on BIG things to enact BIG change to lift our students and employees. We are dedicated to extending postsecondary access to all our service district members and providing an environment for all to grow personally and professionally, steered by our mission and vision.

Vision:   To become our communities' first choice to dream, learn, and succeed.


Serve as a Bridge

Stand as a Leader

Support for Success

Our guiding principles are a call to action, establishing a standard for how we interact with each other, present BBCC in the community, serve students AND act upon areas of inequity.  

Guiding Principles

Honor our Role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Advocate for Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

*Embrace our Workplace Norms *

Innovate Proactively

Model Integrity

Educate All

If you share these values, we encourage you to come be a part of the movement happening at Big Bend Community College.  

[This position is open until filled.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by April 22, 2024]{.underline}.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.  

Essential Job Duties

Under the supervision of the Residence Hall Director & Recreation Coordinator, the Resident Advisor will:

Live in the residence hall and assist in supervising students and enforcing program rules.

Exemplify a positive and mature role model for the TRiO Upward Bound students.

Provide academic tutoring and personal guidance and mentorship to