Grant Director - TRIO-Student Service Support

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Overview and Responsibilities

The TRIO-Student Service Support (SSS) Grant Director coordinates TRIO-SSS grant activities to meet all defined objectives. This position will work closely with the Student Services team and academic staff to accomplish the goals of the grant. This position reports to the Vice President of Student Services.



  • Directly implement TRIO-SSS project.
  • Develop and manage all grant activity communications.
  • Provide technical and analytical support to project staff in the collection and analysis of data to support and evaluate grant objectives.
  • Utilize Banner, Advise, and related systems to collect, analyze, and maintain data, and monitor evaluation plan for ongoing grant activities and annual reports.
  • Develop and present periodic and annual reports on grant progress.
  • Manage grant budget disbursement.
  • Work closely with TRIO-SSS Project Coach to analyze outcomes of intervention strategies in the TRIO-SSS student population.
  • Identify, select, and retain project participants, prescribing appropriate assessments and interventions.
  • Provide proactive, regular and intrusive advising and coaching with cohort participants in partnership with TRIO-SSS Project Coach.
  • Coordinate with student services departments on grant activities, including SSS program onboarding, orientation, and registration, academic tutoring, academic advising, career development, seminars, and lunch and learn sessions.
  • Coordinate grant-related surveys and focus group research on campus.
  • Identify professional development opportunities for facultyand staff.
  • Serve on committees related to student retention and student success as deemed appropriate.
  • Supervise employees involved in project, including TRIO-SSS Project Coach, peer tutors, and work study students.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of goals, objectives, and outcomes described in the TRIO-SSS grant.
  • Knowledge of student development, student success, and student retention.
  • Knowledge ofstudent enrollment, registration, and financial aid procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interpret and explain information to a variety of persons and groups.
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to organize and multi-task.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to use judgement, discretion, and decision-making skills in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently toward project goals.
  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
  • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Advanced knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Master’s degree in an education, human services, or student affairs related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in postsecondary student services including enrollment, registration, and/or financial aid.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in supervision of personnel.
  • Experience in assessment and intervention strategies.
  • Experience in federal grant evaluation and regulations.
  • Experience managing or coordinating a TRIO project preferred.
  • Experience working closely with low-income, first-generation, and disabled students and students from diverse backgrounds preferred.
  • Experience with Banner and Cognos preferred.


In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Benefits Summary
  • Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA) and wellness incentive
  • Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
  • 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plan
  • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement (eligibility requirements apply)
  • Professional development

Generally, with the exception of tuition reimbursement, benefits eligibility begins on the first date of employment (i.e., there is no waiting period).



CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711




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Posted: 8/29/2020
Application Due: 9/22/2020
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