Educational Specialist - Duck Valley Indian Reservation & Rimrock High School

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Mountain Home, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Education and Training, Student Services, Mid-Level

About Us:

Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.

Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

This job opportunity will be providing direct services to high school students at Rimrock High School and Owyhee Combined High School located at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. TRIO Upward Bound Educational Specialists are merged into the schools and provide either 1 on 1 or small group services that allow students to reach their potential. Specialists see the rewards that come with each service they provide. Additionally, they will organize/attend fun student activities such as college visits, community service, cultural activities, and more!

This position spends most of the work week away from Boise State University campus and instead on high schools residing in the Duck Valley area, Bruneau/Grandview, and Mountain Home.

- Duck Valley Indian Reservation (Owyhee High School)- 45% of the time
- Bruneau/Grandview (Rimrock High School)- 45% of the time
- Boise State University (main campus)- 10% of the time

Department Overview:

We are a federally funded grant program through the US Department of Education that prepares students for college or vocational school through various enrichment courses, intensive mentoring, and academic support. We are passionate about helping students, and creating a safe/inclusive work environment for all staff.

Level Scope:

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training. Typically hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant professional experience.

Essential Functions:

● Provide participants information about postsecondary schools and/or programs; technical assistance in the area of college admission, financial aid, and scholarship; career information and referrals to post-secondary school career advisors if needed.
● Coordinate academic services offered to enrolled students. to ensure complete academic assessment.
● Under the direction of the Project Director, develop academic classes to be offered under the program.
● Create an individual education plan in collaboration with other staff for each individual. Maintain accurate documentation of their progress toward completion of their plan.
● Facilitate small group sessions for participants who have a demonstrated need for improvement prior to enrollment in a postsecondary program.
● Develop and coordinate a series of special topic workshops as directed by grant or Project Director (e.g. financial literacy, study skills, test anxiety).
● Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with postsecondary institutions and programs participants may attend.
● Maintain accurate and confidential records regarding participants’ academic progress while in the program.
● Determine work assignments and class selection of teachers and/or instructors.
● Provide information as needed to students regarding postsecondary opportunities including admissions, financial aid, and scholarships, and assist as needed.
● Assist the project director with the development and submission of the Annual Performance Report to the U.S. Department of Education.
● Participate in the 6-week Residential Summer School program with duties designated by the Project Director.
● Perform other duties as needed throughout the academic year as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Experience teaching /coaching/mentoring youth.
● Previous experience working with low-income and at-risk participants is a plus.
● Background in financial aid, admissions, and basic skills curriculum design would be helpful.
● Bilingual/ bicultural plus or / experience working with multicultural populations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

● TRIO Alumni.
● Experience working with low-income and/or first-generation students.
● Bilingual in Spanish.
● Idaho Secondary Teaching Certificate.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary of $47,195.20-$58,988.80/yr; commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

● Cover Letter.
● Resume/CV.
● 3 references.



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