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Computer Lab and Tutoring Coordinator - Columbia River Correctional Institution
Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon
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Date Posted 05/31/2018
Admin-Tutors and Learning Resources
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Computer Lab and Tutoring Coordinator - Columbia River Correctional Institution  

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Columbia River Correctional Institution  


9111 NE Sunderland Avenue Portland, Oregon  

Hours of Work

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday  

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Position Status

Classified; Salary Level 20, Full-time, Non-Exempt  

Starting Salary Range

The first two steps of the range are: $3,446 to $3,519 per month. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.  

Job Close Date

For best consideration apply by June 18, 2018  

Job Summary

This Portland Community College position is located in the minimum security section of Columbia River Correctional Facility. 

The Computer Lab and Tutoring Coordinator works independently to evaluate the instructional needs of students, assign appropriate subject areas using education software (i.e. Aztec), work with students individually and in groups, and monitors student progress, assigning new subject areas as needed. As students progress through the program, the position collaborates frequently with Department of Corrections staff, officers, and counselors in order to balance the competing demands on the time and energy of the adults in custody. 

Another important component to the position is the recruiting, training, supervising, and mentoring of inmate peer-tutors assigned to ABE/GED students. There is ongoing collaboration with tutors and the Computer Lab and Tutoring Coordinator regarding lesson planning, educational strategies, educational resources and the readiness of students to test (both CASAS and GED.) 

Schedule: Two evenings a week and some weekends preferred. 

Columbia River Correctional Institution is a 595-bed minimum security prison located in NE Portland. The institution opened in September, 1990, and houses 595 male inmates in separate dormitory-style housing units. Approximately 50 inmates are housed in a separate living area designed specifically for use as a residential alcohol and drug treatment center where inmates voluntarily participate in a therapeutic community program designed to address serious addiction and substance abuse problems. 

This is a minimum security correctional facility with restricted access; no cellphones; pagers; or other personal electronic equipment are allowed. 

PCC Benefits 

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options. 

Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans. 

Paid Leave: 
- Starts at 6.67 hours of Vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service) 
- 8 hours of Sick Leave per month 
- 24 hours of additional Personal Leave days per year 
- 11 Paid Holidays 

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age. Tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions. 



Typical Job Duties and Responsibilities 
Computer Lab: 
1. Conduct inmate student program in a correctional facility. 
2. Schedule and coordinate student activities in computer lab. 
3. Assist students in the use of computer hardware and software 
4. Administer education software (Aztec and UltraKey). 
5. Maintain student attendance and progress records. 
6. Coordinate the maintenance of the lab computers and software. 
7. Regularly update skills to stay current with the latest technology. 
8. Cultivate student persistence in computer lab classes and activities.
9. Record student progress reports for the Coordinator and Director. 
10. Produce documents, certificates, fliers, and promotional material for the education department in the correctional facility upon request.

Tutor Program: 
1. Recruit, interview, train and manage inmate tutors and clerks. 
2. Conduct quarterly reviews of tutor program with inmates and staff.
3. Supervise the scheduling of 60 students and 12 tutors. 
4. Review, select, and update curriculum used by tutors. 
5. Conduct regular meetings to facilitate efficient communication and coordination of work efforts among inmate tutors and staff. 
6. Work closely with Education Coordinator, Director, and Testing Assistant to ensure effective pursuit of organizational objectives. 
7. Handle disciplinary issues among inmate workers and students. 


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications 
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements (Note-experience requirements use full-time equivalent): 

Positions in this classification typically require a blend of administrative experience, including expertise with technological resources, and experience or training related to the program or service to which assigned. 

A typical way to meet these requirements would be: 

Associate's degree or equivalent units (experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis). 

and Two Years of responsible experience related to the program area of assignment.

Knowledge of: client or customer needs and circumstances; related or supportive community needs and resources, regulatory requirements and organizations; related college services and resources; funding sources and requirements; accounting and fiscal record keeping practices; general office administration and operation. 

Ability to: Effectively perform each of the tasks above, as assigned; make effective use of technological resources; develop and maintain effective relationships with program clients, college staff at all levels and partner/regulatory agency personnel; analyze, interpret and compile complex data; continuously monitor and ensure program effectiveness and success. 

Note to Applicants 

- For new employees, official transcripts are required to be submitted within 2 weeks of offer date for all degrees stated in the minimum qualifications. 


Special/Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications 
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC. Please clarify in your application materials the experiences, successes and techniques evidencing how you bring these strengths: 

1. Corrections experience or other experience that demonstrates the ability to maintain healthy boundaries, guard against manipulation, and uphold security practices. 
2. Demonstrated ability to successfully work self-directed as well as collaborate with stakeholders. 
3. Successful experience motivating a team and holding them accountable to objectives. 
4. Experience working with educational computer software, including basic troubleshooting. 
5. Experience working with adult learners, including motivation and re-directing resistance. 
6. Demonstrated ability in setting and following through on goals while positively navigating change. 


Additional Posting Information

To apply for this position, please submit: 
1. Completed online application 
2. Cover Letter (attach document)* Please state how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. 
3. Current Resume (attach document)* 

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats. 

Applicants selected for further consideration may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire. 

Notes to Applicant: 

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

- This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Federation of Classified Employees (PCCFCE). Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction. Probationary period will be in accordance with Article 13 of the Classified Agreement. Current Classified employees are encouraged to review Article 15 for salary placement guidelines. 

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form. 

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.  

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