Project Director of Student Support Services Program - 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

Provide management and direct oversight of the project; provides reports to internal and external stakeholders and partner organizations; provide individual coaching to students.  

Job Duties

1. Oversee development and implementation of all aspects of the grant.
2. Ensure that the program operates in compliance with all terms and conditions of the grant and all federal regulations.
3. Provide coordination for all day-to-day project activities for the Student Support Services (TRIO Grant) Program.
4. Assists in recruiting, screening and recommending staff hired with grant funds; train, oversee scheduling, supervise and evaluate staff.
5. Develop monitoring and evaluation plans for project goals and objectives, ensuring continuous improvement and maintaining high accountability for project outcomes.
6. Collaborate with Institutional Research department to create data collection system for reporting and participant tracking.
7. Ensure all needed data is collected and performance reporting requirements are met.
8. Manage grant budget in accordance with federal and college policies and regulations.
9. Implement recruitment, assessment, and selection processes for program students. Provide individual and/or group coaching services to program students.
10. Participate in the development of institutional practices and procedures concerning the retention and graduation of program participants.
11. Prepare reports for the Department of Education and the college on the operation of the SSS program and the success of program participants.
12. Create and maintain operational manual and guidebook.
13. Initiate, develop and maintain partnerships with community.
14. Attend meetings as scheduled and serve on college committees.
15. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Job Specifications

Master'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. Two years of experience in project design and management of TRIO or other Student Support Services Program preferred.
Strong knowledge of grant development and administration. Good written and verbal communication, organizational skills; ability to work with students, faculty, staff, administration and outside agencies, good presentation skills; self-motivation; accountable, and able to provide leadership. Ability to track data and outcomes and present information in compliance with Federal requirements. Interested applicants who have overcome similar barriers (low income, first generation college) are encouraged to apply.

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: $41,634-$49,129; $49,129 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
  • Vision of diversity & inclusion
  • Learning-centered environment
  • Eight Pittsburgh-area locations
  • Academic Administration
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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