Position Title:
Tribal Student/Learner Access Specialist

Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Job Post Website Address:

Salary Range:
$6,172.00 - $9,086.00

Deadline or Close Date:

Job Location - City, State:
Salem, OR

Position Description:
Come for a job. | Stay for a career. | Make a difference… for a lifetime!!!

Do you have a working knowledge of Native American-Tribal student access & experiences within postsecondary education? Do you have experience administering grant and scholarship programs? Then look no further! Join the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Student Access and Completion team as a Tribal Student/Learner Access Analyst (Program Analyst 4).

This recruitment is to fill 1 limited duration position anticipated to last through June, 30, 2023. This position may become permanent pending future funding.

Equitable Recruiting
The HECC strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a non-traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

About the Agency

HECC AGENCY VISION - The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) envisions a future in which all Oregonians—and especially those whom our systems have underserved and marginalized—benefit from the transformational power of high-quality postsecondary education and training.

Agency Values- Transparency, Equity, Integrity, Trust, Collaboration, Accountability, Lifelong Learning

About the Office

The Office of Student Access & Completion (OSAC) expands opportunities for Oregonians to access their higher education and career training goals through information, mentoring, and financial aid.

What You Will Be Doing

You will serve as the Tribal student grant, scholarship, access and success policy advisor and provide support to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and to the Director of the Office of Student Access and Completion. You will provide high level staff support by leading projects and workgroups in the creation, development and establishment of new program guidelines associated with Oregon Native American/Tribal student access to dedicated Oregon Tribal Student grant and scholarships administered by OSAC, Native American student access to state (public) grants, student aid investments, private scholarships, and initiatives to support access, completion and student success in postsecondary education. The decisions and recommendations made and implemented by this position can have a significant impact on colleges and universities, OSAC and HECC staff, as well as generations of Native American students and enrolled members of Oregon Tribes. This position will work with Oregon Tribal Nations, Native American advocacy groups, colleges, universities, financial aid staff, workforce opportunity partners, HECC’s designated Tribal Liaison, and other HECC staff in support of Oregon Tribal students.

Working Conditions

  • Daily team interactions.
  • Open office environment.
  • Extensive computer use.
  • Simultaneous work on multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Requires remaining stationary for extended periods.
  • Requires physical activity normally associated with filing and sitting for extended periods, occasional bending, stooping, and walking to meetings within the building.
  • This position is required to either possess and maintain a valid driver's license by the state of residence or provide an acceptable mode of alternative transportation, in order to travel to required training and meetings. Additionally, in state and occasional out of state travel may be required for mandatory training and meetings.

Desired Attributes/Skills

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

  • Strong preference will be given for those with a demonstrated working knowledge of Native American-Tribal student access & experiences within postsecondary education.
  • Knowledge and experience with culturally responsive best practices. Preference may be given for experience with culturally responsive access to and success in postsecondary education.
  • Preference will be given for those with experience in the administration of Native American -Tribal student services, postsecondary financial aid grants & scholarships.
  • Experience with administering and/or guiding policy and procedures pertaining to publicly or privately funded student financial aid grants and/or scholarships.
  • Practical experience forecasting expenditure rates, predicting utilization, and identifying/anticipating variable cost factors pertaining to publicly funded student financial aid grants and/or scholarships.
  • Training and/or direct experience with state or federal financial aid programs, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Experience with student financial aid policy and programs.
  • Experience conducting operational research, and evaluation of college access and financial aid programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership facilitating cross-functional teams, and highly collaborative at all levels.
  • Strong communication skills with diverse internal and external stakeholders including strong writing skills.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Skills)

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a degree related to the agency program that demonstrates the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years’ experience coordinating or administering a program


Any combination of experience or education equivalent to eight years of experience related to Native American-Tribal student programs.

The Benefits

  • Competitive medical, vision and dental benefits package for the employee and qualified family members.
  • Opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation savings program.
  • A fabulous retirement program.
  • Work-life balance
    • 11 paid holidays per year.
    • 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" per year.
    • 8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month.
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual, starting at 10 hours per month, with increases every 5 years.
  • Work with a team that values equity, affordable access to education, and lifelong learning within beautiful Salem, Oregon!

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply, please visit the recruitment on the Oregon Jobs website: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Salem--HECC--25th-Street/Tribal-Student-Learner-Access-Analyst--Program-Analyst-4-_REQ-111330