TRIO Director
Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

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This is a full-time, 12 month position overseeing two federally funded TRIO programs: Student Support Services (SSS) and Educational Talent Search (ETS). Services through these programs are available to eligible students on all campuses of Iowa Lakes. Primary responsibilities are to supervise, manage and direct all activities and personnel assigned to each funded grant in accordance with grant requirements. Some evening and weekend work required. Position is contingent on continued grant funding.

CLASSIFICATION: Grant Position (unclassified)
DEPARTMENT: TRIO Programs
REPORT TO: Executive Dean of Students

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES - % OF TIME

Constant (66-100%)

  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of the federally funded TRIO Grants at Iowa Lakes Community College (ETS/SSS)
  • Supervise and manage all personnel and oversee all activities of the funded TRIO programs.
  • Evaluate program services and personnel for grant compliance.
  • Budget oversight for all grant expenditures.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of program activities and objectives.
  • Frequent (34-66%)

  • Ensure that required number of eligible participants are enrolled and served by the programs.
  • Submit and maintain records and reports as required in the Grant and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Oversee the development and submission of program annual reports
  • Cultivate positive rapport and working relationships with area schools, community agencies and Iowa Lakes personnel for the coordination and promotion of project activities and services.
  • Advocate for all TRIO participants, including on a local, state, and national level.
  • Keep a student advising caseload for Student Support Services on the Emmetsburg campus
  • Faculty advisement for Student Support Services student organization
  • Direct, plan and coordinate Educational Talent Search STEM Camp
  • Plan and attend Educational Talent Search Bus Trip
  • Occasional (10-33%)

  • Serve as a member of the Collegewide Student Services team and other voluntary and assigned committees.
  • Work with and coordinate services with the Financial Aid Office and Admissions Office.
  • Conduct financial literacy and other appropriate workshops
  • Facilitate professional development for TRiO staff
  • Attend all summer orientation sessions to promote Student Support Services
  • Attend national, state, and local conferences pertaining to TRiO programs
  • Other duties assigned by the supervisor.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to utilize a personal computer for word processing and accessing software programs.
  • Represent the College in a positive manner to employees, students, visitors, and the general public.
  • Must be enthusiastic and energetic in performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to utilize correct English, grammar, punctuation, and arithmetic.
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflict.
  • Ability to read, interpret and adhere to federal regulations and grant guidelines.
  • Ability to read and understand written/oral instructions or communication.
  • Ability to efficiently perform tasks in an environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise good judgment when making decisions.
  • Familiarity with area supporting agencies.
  • Ability to effectively relate to participants of divers social and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and within a framework of cooperation with other team members, faculty and staff of the College.
  • SPECIAL DEMANDS:

    Sedentary to light work. Position involves sitting most of the time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%). Walking, lifting, and grasping frequently (34-66%). Talking, hearing, and viewing various types of close visual work constantly (67-100%). Required traveling utilizing personal vehicle. Some evening and weekend work required.

    Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Master’s Degree in education, human services, psychology, counseling, or related field required. At least two years experience in staff selection, training and supervision is preferred. Demonstrated experience in working with economically disadvantaged individuals desired.

    SALARY: 260 day contract. $57,220.

    FRINGE BENEFITS: Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Employee health, dental and vision insurance; family available with employee contribution. Employee life and disability insurance. Retirement package.

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