Program Director, TRIO Student Support Services

Brunswick, Georgia
Feb 20, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program is dependent upon federal grant funds for its operation and the funds are subject to renewal on an annual basis. This is a Federal TRIO Program that exists to provide services which facilitate educational and personal growth opportunities for disadvantaged students. Services are provided on the main campus in Brunswick and at the Camden Center. This is a full-time administrative staff position which is subject to renewal annually provided funds are available.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of SSS is responsible for directing all aspects of the SSS Program, for providing leadership to the program's staff and participants, and for taking a hands-on approach in actively participating in the delivery of the Program's services and activities. The standard workweek of the College is forty hours per week, but additional hours may be necessary to meet the needs of the program participants. Travel to the Camden Center and occasionally to professional meetings is required.


  • Interview and recommend staff members for the SSS Program; supervise, coach and evaluate Program staff using proven and effective management techniques and within the guidelines of College personnel policies and procedures.
  • Select students for the SSS program based on program stipulations; maintain records on students and monitor student progress
  • Serve as advisor for selected program participants.
  • Serve as personal counselor for program participants.
  • Ensure that program requirements, objectives, and goals are met according to federal guidelines.
  • Plan and prepare budget and expenditures for reporting to Grant Officer.
  • Manage the expenditures of the Program within the approved budget; recommend and approve purchases and expenses in accordance with College's purchasing and procurement procedures.
  • Act as liaison with other campus units for the admission, registration, financial aid, learning support, and other support services which affect or impact the Program's participants or staff.
  • Promote interest in the Program through personal contact and correspondence with college departments and faculty; and other areas from which potential program participants may be recruited.
  • Maintain various records, files, and data; prepare various administrative and financial reports; report student success rates to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and President of the college.
  • May serve on college committees.
  • Assume related responsibilities and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Earned Master's degree from regionally accredited institution, preferably an M.S. or M.Ed. in Counseling.
  • Administrative experience in a college setting
  • Minimum 3-years professional experience in designing, managing, or implementing Student Support Services or similar programs.
  • Minimum 2-year experience preparing and managing grants.
  • Ability to plan, prepare, and manage a budget and to prepare routine administrative and financial reports.
  • Excellent computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.


  • Competence in selecting, supervising, and coordinating staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Preference may be given to individuals with experience working with federal student support programs.
  • Ability to work well with others and to work effectively with disadvantaged students.
  • Ability to organize the work of others.
  • Commitment to serving students within a college setting and to providing services in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Program and the College.
  • Preference may be given to individuals with teaching and/or academic advising experience.