Job Positions

Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Student Affairs


Arapahoe Community College

Date Posted:

Jul 10 2020 10:00PM

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Position Description

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a Federal outreach and student service project designed to provide services for limited-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of a college degree. TRIO SSS provides direct support services to students in the form of academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, and other supports necessary to increase the persistence, graduation, and transfer of participants. This position is funded by a grant from the Department of Education in conjunction with ACC. We expect funding for a new 5-year grant cycle to begin September 1, 2020. This position is contingent upon notice of award.


The Director of TRIO Student Support Services oversees the development, administration, and implementation of the TRIO SSS project and ensures the project is meeting all expectations as outlined by the Department of Education and approved grant proposal. The Director provides leadership on the long-range strategic planning and promotes an environment that encourages the retention and success of participants.
• Implements an effective system of admission and selects participants for the project.
• Oversees development and implementation of support services including academic tutoring, academic course selection, financial literacy counseling, financial aid application assistance, personal counseling and coaching, cultural and academic enrichment activities, and other activities designed to achieve the objectives of the project.
• Supervises professional staff to include developing performance goals, motivating and developing staff, and planning and coordinating professional development opportunities. Also supervises student staff.
• Effectively administers the grant budget and maintains fiscal records. Oversees the award of Supplemental Grant Funds to eligible participants ensuring compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
• Performs outreach to the College about the services provided by the SSS project, makes presentations, and builds a culture of support for the project and its participants.
• Ensures compliance with the Higher Education Act, SSS Project Regulations, and Federal Uniform Grant Guidance. Prepares all reporting regarding utilization of the grant for the Department of Education and other stakeholders.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Arapahoe Community College was established in 1965 as the first two-year college in the greater Denver area. ACC provides students with innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities. We are committed to preparing learners for life success by upholding the highest academic standards and supporting the growth and success of each individual.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Ana Bond


Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in higher education, education psychology, counseling, business administration, or a relevant field from an accredited institution.
• Five years advising experience in a higher education setting.
• Two years experience designing, managing, or implementing a Student Support Service Project, or similar student success driven project.
• Experience in effective management and supervision; skilled in management through motivation and developing employees.
• Two years of advising experience to include working with underrepresented student populations including students of color, first-generation, limited income, and students with disabilities.
• Experience interpreting and implementing Federal legislation, regulations, and OMB Uniform Guidance as related to administering an SSS Project.
• Experience with project planning and coordination.
• Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bilingual