Support Specialist - TRIO Grant (Grant FT) - Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States


Detailed Job Description

Assist with the planning and design of program activities; provide for students essential learning support services and provide individual coaching; monitor the progress of Student Support Services program participants and follow transfer students post-graduation.  

Job Duties

1. Monitor and evaluate the progress of program participants; utilize technology and tracking system.
2. Assist students in developing an educational plan and strategy to improve student success.
3. Design and coordinate group learning activates to promote student success.
4. Provide individual and /or group coaching to program students on issues related to academic success.
5. Assist students with the completion of financial aid forms and scholarship applications.
6. Organize academic and personal enrichment workshops.
7. Maintain a library of non-traditional sources of financial assistance/ and current textbooks
8. Oversee the mentoring program.
9. Act as a liaison between College departments.
10. Follow Student Support Services (TRIO Grant) Program participants who transfer to a four year institution.
11. Maintain student records and files.
12. Perform other duties related to the grant as required or assigned.

Job Specifications

Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Education, Developmental Education, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field. Minimum of two years of experience in higher education experience with low-income, first generation, non-traditional students and with students with disabilities. Prior experience in financial aid in a post- secondary education institution desired. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Good organizational skills; ability to work with students, faculty, staff, administration and outside agencies, good presentation skills; self-motivation; accountable, and able to provide leadership.  

Salary Grade


Additional Information

This position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter and resume by no later than October 2, 2015. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.

This is a grant funded full-time position with benefits.

Salary range: $38,013-$41,939; $41,939 maximum salary available annually.

Continued employment is contingent on sufficient future funding. This grant may be renewed.

Grant Summary: Funded from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education's Student Support Services Program, this will provide students from low-income, first-generation or students with disabilities support services to increase their rates of retention, graduation and transfer to four-year colleges and universities within four years.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and its Board of Trustees are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment for all. College conforms to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment. The College CCAC does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, use of a guide or support animal due to disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran status, or age or use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical disability of any individual. Creating, supporting and sustaining a diverse community prepare our students to be effective in the world outside of CCAC.

The College also prohibits and will not engage in retaliation against any person who in good faith reports a violation of this policy, makes a claim of discrimination or harassment, provides information in an investigation of a potential violation of this policy, or otherwise engages in protected activity under the law. Questions may be addressed to

College conforms to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment.

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Development
  • Support Specialist - TRIO Grant (Grant FT)
  • Vision of diversity & inclusion
  • Learning-centered environment
  • Eight Pittsburgh-area locations
  • Academic Administration
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter