The Director is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and assessment of all Student Support Services' project functions. This position leads all aspects of the U.S. Department of Education funded SSS grant while working within relevant university and system policies. The Student Support Services program is responsible for achieving SSS project objectives related to the retention and graduation of students, and the Director fills a key leadership role in fostering a campus climate that is supportive of student success. Duties include:
Responsible for the design and implementation of the following project functions: academic advising, tutoring, career counseling, individual needs assessments, graduate/professional school counseling, financial education and literacy programs, academic monitoring and tracking, personal skills development workshops, and academic/social/cultural events; and recruit program participants and complete necessary steps for student enrollment (application reviews, interviews, selection) to accepted students.
Provide direct services to program participants each year; services include academic advising, career counseling, financial counseling, graduate/professional school counseling, advocacy and providing opportunities and information.
Reporting and Records Maintenance
Design and maintain database record-keeping systems that provide documentation for the project including participant eligibility, student contacts, services and activities, performance and compliance data; monitor and approve expenditures; complete and submit all federal reports and campus inventories; and design and oversee program evaluation procedures.
Serve as a liaison with the U.S. DOE Program Officer; publicize and disseminate relevant campus project information; promote collaboration and partnerships with related campus efforts and other retention activities; advocacy for students; participation on campus committees when appropriate; represent program at the state, regional, and national level at conferences; and lead in writing and submitting competitive federal grants and campus proposals.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of proven practices for improving outcomes of underrepresented college students
Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software)
Strong communications skills (written and verbal) and the ability to present complex academic information to diverse audiences
Strong organizational skills
Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide diversity of individuals including students, faculty, and staff
This is a grant-funded position and is contingent upon the continued funding of the grant and satisfactory performance.
Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Internal Number: 198967
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