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Port Huron, MI
ID: 173418 - 100

Director of TRIO – Student Support Services




CLASSIFICATION: Leadership Association (Contingent/Grant Funded)


Annual Salary: $52,000 - $54,875 (prorated with length of contract) based on skills and qualifications


FLSA STATUS: Salary/Exempt


HOURS:  Average 37.5 hours per week; Primarily Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Hours may be flexed to include occasional evenings and weekends as determined by the College.




APPLY ONLINE AT:  Apply online through the “Apply” link listed below.


Position is contracted for a specified limited term contingent upon receipt of grant funds or scope and satisfactory performance. Person employed in such capacity shall be subject to review and shall have no claim to continued employment beyond the specific term established for that position.


Benefits to include medical insurance, vacation and sick leave in accordance with the College’s Leadership Association Agreement.


GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE AVAILABLE (per current contractual agreement)

  • Up to thirty-eight (38) paid time off days annually (prorated based on hire date).
  • Up to fourteen (14) paid holidays/days closed throughout the year (includes time off from December 24 through New Year’s Day) depending on hire date.
  • Health insurance benefits: Multiple medical health plan options upon date of hire. Employer-paid dental, life, and long-term disability insurance upon date of hire. Reimbursement payments for individuals declining medical and/or dental insurance coverage. Up to $500 annual vision/hearing allowance.
  • Participation in TIAA or MPSERS retirement system (includes employer and employee contribution options).
  • Scholarship for employee, spouse and/or dependent children to attend SC4 credit classes covering full cost of tuition and technology fee (when applicable) per campus guidelines. Additional funds for employment-related education/training each year upon approval.
  • Access to educational funds for education, professional memberships, travel, and conferences
  • Some remote work hours may be completed after successful completion of on-campus training and orientation. Must live within commutable distance and be available for on-campus hours as scheduled/required (up to and including all work hours if deemed required).


JOB SUMMARY:  The Director of TRIO (SSS) is responsible for oversight of the TRIO program operations, ensuring compliance with grant specifications. This position is responsible for providing advising support and mentoring for students within the TRIO program.



  • Develop and implement strategies to support student success and provide regular updates on measurements and overall program outcomes;
  • Manage the daily operations and implementation of the TRIO-SSS program ensuring adherence to grant specifications for processes, services, and outcomes;
  • Develop and track the grant budget and monitor spending to ensure compliance with both college and grant requirements;
  • Disseminate project information to potential students, SSS participants, the project advisory team, and the community at large;
  • Coordinate content and delivery of TRIO-related Student Development courses and Success Seminars;
  • Provide intrusive advising/coaching, academic and transfer planning to a minimum caseload of 40 TRIO-SSS students
  • Collaborate with SC4 faculty and staff for delivery of services and grant goal attainment;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of all program evaluations;
  • Interact with the Department of Education staff on grant matters and compile the annual performance report for submission to the Department of Education;
  • Collaborate with supervisor and other college staff with respect to the management of the TRIO program;
  • Other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Executive Director of DEI, Student Recruitment, Advising & Admissions.


SUPERVISION GIVEN: Provides direct supervision of TRIO Staff.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Education Administration, Student Personnel, Social Work, Counseling, or closely related fields; Master’s degree preferred.  Minimum three years’ experience in the delivery of similar services to disadvantaged students. Minimum two years’ experience in an administrative capacity with responsibility for supervising staff, project management and evaluation, budgeting, and report generation.  Experience from a similar program preferred. Experience in higher education preferred.



  • Familiarity with financial aid, admissions, graduation, and transfer requirements;
  • Current knowledge related to academic advising, transfer planning, enrollment process, and career decision-making;
  • Demonstrated ability to work at all levels across the institution including faculty and administration;
  • Ability to develop campus and community partnerships to provide additional resources to students;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills required.
  • Ability to identify resources internally and externally that compliment support services provided to students.
  • Preference for those with similar challenges and background as population to be served.
  • Ability to gather and analyze student performance data; maintain student files as required.