Who We Are
Tacoma Community College ( TCC ) is built on the traditional homelands of the Puyallup Tribe. The Puyallup people have lived on and stewarded these lands since the beginning of time and continue to do so today. Our college commits to uplifting the voices, experiences, and histories of the Indigenous people of this land and beyond. TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community and we strive to become an anti-racist institution. We are examining racism, both implicit and explicit, as a system of domination, and we seek to identify and abolish it in our policies, procedures, and practices.
As the winner of the 2020 Association of Community College Trustees Equity Award for the entire Pacific Region, TCC is committed to recruiting faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse community we serve. We are specifically focusing on improved support for traditionally underserved populations at TCC including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, Dreamers, justice-involved, immigrants and refugees, Veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, the college seeks applicants who will intentionally support and promote efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and who recognize and honor the important role that diversity brings to an educational community.
Since opening its doors in 1965, Tacoma Community College has provided a high-quality, affordable education to more than 500,000 people. Serving Tacoma, Gig Harbor, the Key Peninsula, online students and the women's prisons, TCC educates about 11,000 students annually. Many TCC students are the first in their families to attend college, 58 percent receive financial aid, 13 percent have children, 42 percent are students of color, and 48 percent work while attending school. TCC has multiple campuses: the main campus is in Tacoma, another is in Gig Harbor, and two additional sites are maintained at the Washington Corrections Centers for Women. .
About the Program:
This Short-Term Program is a partnership between International Programs at TCC and one of our partners in Denmark. Each year, approximately 40 students come to TCC for a 3-week short-term Physics, and American Culture/Communications program. Students participate in a variety of fun and educational activities such as field trips and volunteer opportunities.
About the position:
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of International and Short Term Housing, the program mentors will assist with the planning and implementation of the program. The schedule will include some evening and weekend hours.
- Assist with airport pick-up when the group arrives, and airport drop-offs when the group departs.
- Assist with new student orientation and transitions.
- Mentor students regarding cultural differences and adjustment.
- Plan and supervise on and off-campus activities; which may include full-day field trips.
- Liaise between program students and lead staff in the international department as issues or concerns arise.
- Work closely with lead staff with special projects, including a farewell ceremony at the conclusion of each cohort.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must have completed at least 1 quarter at TCC and be currently enrolled for at least 10 credits.
- International Students must maintain at least 12 credits to remain in status
- Minimum of 3.0 college level GPA upon hiring and must maintain 3.0 quarterly GPA as a mentor.
- Assessment at ENGL 95 or above (for non-native speakers).
- Must be able to serve the program in its entirety.
Conditions of Employment
- US driver's license for at least 2 years.
- Experience living or studying in another country or a similar situation requiring significant cultural adjustments.
- Familiarity with Tacoma and the broader Puget Sound area for entertainment, recreation, and/or general life.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
- Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
- Currently in good standing with TCC and immigration (if international student).
- Ethics and integrity.
- Excellent customer service skills; including building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction and the ability to problem solve and find information.
- Demonstrate a background in working effectively with a diverse population in a customer service environment.
- An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
- An appreciation for the difference between peer mentoring and supervising or teaching.
- Polite telephone etiquette.
- Ability to work collaboratively with a team.
- Strong written, verbal, and organizational skills.
- Must be available for evening and weekend hours.
Application Materials & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following
- Tacoma Community College online application form.
- Resume and cover letter.
- Optional: no more than 2 Letters of recommendation from TCC staff, faculty, or other teachers and supervisors are welcome, but not required.
Terms of Employment
These part-time hourly positions are bound by the
provisions above and are scheduled to work up to 16 hours per week. The pay rate is $15.74 per hour. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department.
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi Kallman, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5157.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466