Student Affairs

Director TRiO Student Support Services


Wayne State College

Wayne, NE United States

Wayne State College is one of the most dynamic, regional public colleges in the Midwest, located in Northeast Nebraska, close to Sioux City, Iowa, and within a two-hour drive to Sioux Falls, Omaha and Lincoln. Wayne State College has educated students for over 100 years. One of three members of the Nebraska State College System, the College distinguishes itself by providing educational excellence in a small, personalized setting. The beautiful 128-acre campus serves over 3,600 students who have a choice of more than 130 majors. In fall 2018, the College welcomed its largest first-year class since 1995, and it experienced a 10% increase in overall enrollment driven by new academic programs and partnerships, updated and new facilities, and a continuing focus on supporting students in their academic and co-curricular experiences. Wayne State has been the recipient of a number of awards, honors, and distinctions due to its commitment to service, student success, and providing an exceptional education at an affordable cost. The entire community is focused on making Wayne State a great place for students to thrive and advance their futures, and there is a collective sense of excitement about the future of the College.

Nature of Work:

The Director for TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is responsible for the administration of the Wayne State College SSS program in accordance with the federal guidelines and regulations determined by the U.S. Department of Education. The Director is responsible for enrollment management, budget management, staff supervision, program oversight, assessment, and reporting. The Director for TRIO Student Support Services represents Student Success Services to the campus community and collaborates with other campus constituencies to create a campus environment that is conducive to the academic success of low-income and first-generation college students and students with disabilities

Examples of Work Performed:

1. Develop, manage and evaluate the Student Support Services program to promote retention, academic good standing and graduation of program participants
2. Direct, plan, implement goals, and activities designed for their accomplishment
3. Recruit, hire, train, supervise, facilitate weekly meetings, and evaluate staff
4. Administer, develop, implement, and revise federal grant funds in accordance with federal guideline and program goals
5. Develop and implement formative and summative program assessments as described in the grant proposal
6. Establish and maintain appropriate record keeping and accounting systems in accordance with Wayne State College and U.S. Department of Education guidelines
7. Complete monthly and annual performance report for state and federal requirements and facilitate grant proposal for continued funding
8. Maintain student roster, caseload, files, and documentation for program participants
9. Provide academic advising, tutoring, mentoring, and a Living Learning Community for program participants
10. Plan and implement student success workshops and activities
11. Develop and maintain liaisons with WSC administration, faculty/ staff and Department of Education personnel
12. Communicate program goals, objectives, and needs of target students to the WSC community
13. Develop and maintain websites to share information about the services provided
14. Complete all other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

• Earned Master’s Degree in Counseling, Student Personnel, Educational Administration, Curriculum and Instruction or related field
• Three years of full-time experience with TRIO Programs OR working with first generations, low-income populations, programs serving the educationally or economically disadvantaged
• Knowledge of EDGAR and federal regulations concerning TRIO programs
• Budget and grant management
• Supervisory Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Earned Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work or related field
• One year of full-time experience with disadvantaged persons (low income, first generation, persons with disabilities)
• Experience with grant funding
• Experience in an educational setting

Salary Information:

Competitive and will commensurate with education and experience. Attractive and comprehensive fringe benefit package


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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