Student Affairs

Academic Specialist, TRIO, Student Support Services

The College of St. Scholastica

55811, MN United States

The College of St. Scholastica is seeking a student-focused individual with excellent inter-personal skills to work in its TRIO, Student Support Services (SSS) program. This position is responsible for the execution of the SSS TRIO federal grant objectives in order to retain and graduate low income and first generation students and students with disabilities by providing direct services to participants through individualized, intensive support, advocacy, and advising in personal, career, academic, and financial realms. The Academic Specialist is also responsible for coordinating academic programs including tutoring. This is a full-time, grant-funded, 11-month per year position.

- Through regular meetings with participants, design and implement individualized, intensive interventions and supports in academic, career, personal, and financial literacy areas for more than 60 at-risk students.
- Independently oversee the department’s individual tutoring program for SSS participants.
- Develop and lead an intrusive coaching program, College Advantage, for first-year student participants.
- Embrace the work of diversity and inclusion and recognizes its value as an institutional practice.
- Compile and document key information about student participants and analyze data and feedback to serve students successfully.
- Develop and lead workshops and other group events that promote learning and engagement of student participants.

- Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, student personnel, or related area
- One to two years experience working with diverse populations including low-income and first-generation students and students with disabilities; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Awareness/sensitivity to low income and first generation student needs and needs of students with disabilities.
- Knowledge and ability to uphold confidentiality and privacy.
- Effective written, oral, computer, social media, and human relations skills.

The College of St. Scholastica is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded. The College serves an enrollment of over 4,000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout six schools— nursing, arts and letters, business and technology, education, health sciences, and sciences. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks CSS among the best colleges and universities in the region for academic excellence and in 2018 Money magazine included St. Scholastica as a top “best colleges for your money” based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.

For more information and to apply, visit  The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to enriching education and promoting opportunity through a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in a person who values the Catholic and Benedictine nature of the College of St. Scholastica.



  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 2 - 4 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

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