Director of TRIO - Student Support Services

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Job TitleDirector of TRIO - Student Support ServicesPosting NumberF003707Position StatusFull TimeAssignment Length This field only applies to FacultyGrant FundedYesCategoryAPTClass Code14Pay RateCommensurate with education and experienceLocationTrinity RiverDepartmentTR Stdnt Dev & Edu Supp ServJob Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Student Development Services, the Project Director provides leadership and administrative oversight of all aspects of the federal TRiO Student Support Service (SSS) grant program designed to support the success of low-income, first-generation college students. This individual serves as a member of the Vice President’s senior leadership team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•Hires, trains, supervises, manages, leads and evaluates all TRIO Student Support Services staff comprising administrative support, an academic advisor, and tutoring personnel;
•Identifies, selects, monitors and serves program participants;
•Develops, manages and ensures appropriate use of the TRIO SSS grant budget and authorizes program expenditures;
•Communicates with Department of Education project specialists regarding status of TRIO SSS program and progress towards meeting program objectives;
•Prepares and submits Department of Education annual performance and financial reports;
•Monitors progress toward achieving program objectives
•Maintains appropriate program records, prepares and submits time and effort reports and mandated compliance reports;
•Conducts records audit to ensure accuracy of record-keeping and compliance
•Collaborates with various district and campus departments to ensure effective and efficient functioning of TRIO SSS program and to connect TRIO SSS students to services, resources, programs and opportunities;
•Tracks student participation, engagement and academic performance data and reviews data regularly to inform operations and interventions;
•Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite;
•Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College (TCC);
•Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College;
•Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College.

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
• Five (5) years of administrative and managerial experience in an educational setting
• Three (3) years of experience in designing, managing, or implementing TRIO or similar programs and
• Three (3) years of experience in proposal writing and securing of funds through grant applications

Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

•Prior experience working in TRIO Student Support Services
•Strong awareness/familiarity with the target student population served by TRIO Student Support Services and/or individual participation in TRIO SSS or similar program
•Experience in developing strategic, data-informed interventions and engagement strategies to improve student learning, retention, success and completion
•Experience in grant and fiscal management
•Prior experience working within a community college or higher education setting
•Bilingual – Spanish

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

•Extensive knowledge of, and sensitivity toward, challenges of minority and disadvantaged students
•Effective verbal and written communication skills
•Excellent customer services and interpersonal skills


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Special Instructions Summary

This is a grant-funded position. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon renewal of grant funding.

Posted09/11/2020ContactJulie Amon*[email protected] DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Certification / License
Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Please select the highest level of education you have completed.
    • High School Diploma / GED
    • 60 or more College Credit Hours
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
    • None of the above
  2. * Please list any certification or licensure you have that is directly related to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How many years of administrative and managerial experience do you have within an educational setting?
    • Less than 2 years of experience
    • 2 - 4 years of experience
    • 5 - 9 years of experience
    • 10+ years of experience
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in designing, managing, or implementing TRIO or similar programs?
    • Less than 1 year of experience
    • 1 year of experience
    • 2 years of experience
    • 3 years of experience
    • 4 years of experience
    • 5 or more years of experience
  5. * How many years of experience do you have in proposal writing and securing funds through grant applications?
    • Less than 1 year of experience
    • 1 year of experience
    • 2 years of experience
    • 3 years of experience
    • 4 years of experience
    • 5 or more years of experience
  6. * How would you rate your level of experience using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)?
    • Advanced
    • Intermediate
    • Beginner
    • None
  7. * How would you rate your experience with web-based software?
    • Advanced
    • Intermediate
    • Beginner
    • None
  8. * What is your level of fluency in the Spanish language?
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  9. * Please describe the challenges and successes you have experienced in your work with programs that serve predominantly low-income and/or first-generation students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please describe how you have used data in your work to inform services, learning, interventions, success and/or outcomes.

    (Open Ended Question)

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