Academic Program Director-Director of TRIO Programs

Columbia, SC
Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Academic Program Director-Director of TRIO Programs

Internal Title Director of TRIO Programs


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011689

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range

Pay Basis 12 months

Department TRIO Programs

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date

Job Posting Date 04-27-2017

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 05-03-2017

Job Close Date 06-26-2017

Type of Position
Unclassified Administrator

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Professional/Administrative

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The TRIO Director serves as principal investigator for and director of all departmental grants. The TRIO Director supervises coordinators, ensures the evaluation of project effectiveness, establishes and implements program goals, policies, and procedures, directs and oversees financial and budgetary activities, manages activities related to providing program services, and consults with various campus officials to ensure compliance with grant terms and conditions. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.

The TRIO Director supervises the terms and conditions of all grants and cooperative agreements, coordinators of grant programs, and administrative staff, including graduate assistants.

The TRIO Director must have knowledge of college access/educational opportunity programs and research-based strategies for promoting student success; grant-writing techniques; budget management skills and expertise; program evaluation experience; and the ability to:
1. Develop and implement grant programs,
2. Work effectively with students Pell-eligible and first-generation college students,
3. Develop and manage budgets,
4. Develop and manage staff at various level of employment,
5. Understand and work effectively within a collegiate environment,
6. Work cooperatively with professional organizations and governmental agencies;
7. Develop and manage college access programs that enhance educational success for Pell-eligible students who are also first-generation college students; and
8. Work cooperatively with the Richland County community, its schools, families, and agencies.

Minimum Qualifications
U of SC's qualifications for TRIO director include a Master's degree in appropriate area of education, public policy, administration, or related field, at least five years of successful program administration, including budget management, and program development experience, and at least 5 years of successful and progressive administrative experience with on-campus college access programs.

Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate degree in appropriate are of education, public policy, administration or related field. Experience with grant-writing related to federal and state student access programs.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants

SOC Code


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