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Student Success Advisor (TRiO)

Triton College
River Grove, Illinois
$40,088 per year
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Provide support and guidance to students in the areas of retention, graduation, transfer/transition, career exploration, course selection, program navigation, financial aid, academic support, and other related student success activities.


1. Works closely with and supports the success of students through regular meetings, workshops, information sessions, advisement and other related activities.

2. Provides proactive advisement and coaching for continuing students.

3. Facilitates the successful transition of students into institutional activities that aid in student success.

4. Collaborates with relevant college areas to meet objectives and activities that foster student success.

5. Develops and maintains appropriate student records and documentation.

6. Coordinates and assists with the supervision of student success initiatives (i.e. mentoring, etc).

7. Assists with program evaluation, reports and grant applications as needed.

8. Assists with implementing project recruitment activities.

9. Adheres to all federal, state, local, and College regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.

10. Serves on institutional committees and external committees as appropriate.

11. Assists with hiring, training and evaluating of student success related program personnel.

12. Provides students with referrals to internal and external resources as necessary.

13. Monitors and documents academic progress of student participants in designated programs.

14. Facilitates program assessment process for student participants.

15. Assists with other institutional activities related to student enrollment as needed.

16. Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Reports directly to the Director or Administrator


Hourly employees  




Bachelor's Degree in a related liberal arts or social sciences discipline is required.


Six months to two years experience in educational support programming, advisement, or counseling low income, first generation and disabled students in a higher education setting.


Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues and a range of recruitment strategies and techniques. Knowledge of student outreach services and activities.


Strong written and oral communication skills as well as strong student service orientation required. Ability to analyze and solve problems, coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events, and design and develop recruitment plans. Ability to analyze course prerequisites, and graduation requirements.  



Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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2000 5th Avenue
River Grove
United States
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