TRIO Director
St. Cloud Technical & Community College - Saint Cloud, MN

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The TRIO Director position exists to manage and supervise a program that works with first generation, low income and disabled students to make them successful graduating a two year college and/or transferring to a four year college.

Examples of duties:
  • Manage and supervise the TRIO program which exists to develop comprehensive services for low-income, first generation and disabled students.
  • Supervise staff of the TRIO program to assure that assigned tasks are performed effectively and program objectives are accomplished.
  • Maintain administrative records, manage budgets, and develop performance reports for programs according to federal, state, and campus requirement.
  • Write TRIO and other grant applications, as needed.
  • Promote community relations with students, college, community agencies, and Department of Education.

Typical Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or above in counseling, education or related field
  • M inimum of three years experience in counseling, advising, or student support for underrepresented students in a two-year college environment with the objectives of retention, good grades, and graduation. This includes experience with first generation students and students with low incomes or disabilities.
  • At least two years experience with academic and/or career assessment instruments including statistical analysis.
  • Ability to relate to racially and culturally diverse individuals, and people with disabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of budgets, and experience with supervision, and management.
  • Knowledge of careers, post-secondary systems, financial aid, and application procedures.
  • History and/or experience working to overcome barriers in achieving college success.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience writing and managing large public/federal grant projects.
  • At least two years experience directing student support programs in a two-year college.
  • Experience with research and statistical analysis.
  • Experience in budget management.