TRIO Project Director, Student Support Services

Job description


Looking to Transform and Change Lives every day? Think about joining our Jackson College team and be a part of one of the elite League for Innovation Colleges. Located in the Midwest, with four beautiful seasons, miles of golf courses and beautiful lakes parks, trails, and active downtown. Jackson has an Amtrak stop, bus service, and we are an hour from an international airport. Our employees enjoy working on a beautiful campus complete with state-of-the art facilities, a fitness trail, disc golf, on site mental, dental, and physical care and childcare. We believe in serving our community and making a positive difference to the life and future of our region by making socially responsible decisions that have real, beneficial and measurable impacts on people and the world around us. While we offer many of the amenities of larger institutions, our students, and our Total Commitment to Student Success (TCS2), is our focus. We provide small class sizes, individual professional development opportunities and a family atmosphere.

The Project Director, TRIO/Student Support Services is responsible for managing the TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) grant project and implementing the TRIO program in an effort to support other strategies for at risk students in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations. The TRIO/SSS director will be responsible for reporting 86% of their time and effort towards the TRIO grant and 14% to be allotted towards institutional support.

Essential Functions

  • Communicate TRIO SSS objectives to all JC staff, and coordinate activities to facilitate maximum effectiveness and utilization of resources;
  • Assure the project operates in total compliance with federal regulations and policies in concert with institutional grants manager;
  • Select, train, and supervise all SSS staff and student workers;
  • Communicate program availability to students;
  • Coordinate and oversee identification and selection of SSS eligible students;
  • Conduct selected SSS workshops/seminars and advise all participants as appropriate;
  • Oversee preparation of all fiscal and technical reports and approve all budget expenditures in concert with institutional grants manager;
  • Coordinate SSS cultural activities;
  • Work with SSS Academic/Career Advisor to develop Student Education Plans (SEPs);
  • Coordinate project evaluation and data analysis as required by the program grant and as defined for internal performance monitoring;
  • Use performance data to identify areas for improvement and take action to improve quality;
  • Assure appropriate documentation of all key process required to provide for consistent and effective implementation of the TRIO program;
  • Maintain current knowledge on all programs of study and occupational outlook to accurately describe the benefits of JC to prospects and stakeholders;
  • Ensure that TRIO SSS students are provided exemplary customer service including information needed to effectively maneuver through JC and onto their intended transfer institution or future employment;
  • Work with the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, the Director of the Center for Student Success, the Foundation Studies Department, institutional grants manager, and the TRIO support network to ensure objectives of the TRIO SSS grant are achieved;
  • Share knowledge of TRIO/SSS strategies and program success with other areas of the institution.
  • Foster relationships with area SSS programs and directors.
  • Individual must demonstrate the ability to perform their job remotely.
  • Support the Center for Student Success Director and work with the Student Ombudsman and other departments to address student conduct concerns and complaints in an effort to improve retention of disadvantaged students.
  • Responsible for understanding, supporting and actively demonstrating the College’s beliefs, values, mission and vision and being in agreement to be evaluated by same.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in educational leadership, education, administrative guidance and counseling, developmental education or related field.
    • Minimum of two years experience in higher education, preferably in area impacted by student success/retention.
    • Possess a background similar to SSS eligible students preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with assessment examinations. Minimum of two years personnel supervision and budget management preferred.
    • Preference will be given to individuals who have succeeded in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the program’s target population which include: first generation college, low income, disabled and/or academic need.
    Supplemental Information

    Jackson College only accepts on-line applications though this system. For assistance with this, please call 517-796-8468.

    It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess (even if you are repeating it from your resume or cover letter). For instance, do not say, "See Resume or C/V." Your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript must be attached to your application. Applications will be rejected if incomplete.

    When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach your documents such as your vita, transcripts, etc.. Instructions will also be found there.

    The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.

    Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background as part of the employment process.

    If selected you will be required to complete the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 and provide documentation verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Jackson College is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

    Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

    A copy of Jackson College's Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available on the JC Campus Safety & Security website. The security report contains crime statistics for the previous three years (2014-2016) for all of our campus locations and the annual fire safety report, which contains statistics for any reported fires in campus housing units and fire safety systems in these buildings. Additionally, the report contains policies, available resources and information concerning personal safety, fire safety and reporting procedures for both crimes and fires.

    Jackson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/14/2021
    Application Due: 2/28/2021
    Work Type: Full Time