TRIO Student Support Services Director – Grant

June 27, 2023

TRIO Student Support Services Director – Grant
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Director is a full-time, 12 month, federally funded grant administrative position. This position is responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation, management and evaluation of the TRIO SSS grant. Additionally, the director ensures program compliance with all regulations and requirements of the federal grant agency with a primary focus on increasing the retention and graduation rates of income eligible, first-generation college students or students with disabilities.
• Develops, coordinates and implements a variety of educational intervention and support initiatives to promote the academic success and interpersonal growth of program participants, including teaching University 101 as needed.
• Recruits, trains, manages and evaluates TRIO SSS staff and participants.
• Manages the day-to-day budget expenses in accordance with federal rules.
• Develops and maintains effective management information systems, data collection and evaluation information on program services and progress of participants.
• Collaborates with campus partners (such as financial aid, disability services, housing and enrollment services) to ensure that program participants receive needed support.
• Interacts with campus community to encourage the development of policies and practices that enhance the likelihood of success for program participants, which may include participation on University committees. Fosters a climate supportive of underrepresented populations across campus.
• Prepares appropriate reports regarding the impact of the program on participants and an annual performance report (APR).
• Complies with the regulations and requirements of federal grant agency.
• Attends meetings required by funding sources, which may require out-of-state travel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 3 years related experience are required. Must have at least three year’s administrative or teaching experience with a high school or college age population. Program planning, and budget management experience are required. Good driving record, valid driver’s license and successful background check are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Grant writing and knowledge of successful academic support strategies are preferred.

$56,744 – $70,000; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

USC Upstate offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:
• Health and Life Insurance
• Retirement Programs
• Paid Tuition Program
• Dependent Scholarships
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Annual Leave
• Sick Leave
• 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Professional Development Opportunities