Director - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of the Office for Access, Equity, & Achievement, the Director for Student Support Services will direct and oversee the federally funded TRiO Program including unit operations, fiscal management, human resource functions, and related administrative functions.

Responsible for providing leadership and direction; planning, developing, managing, and administering programs, strategies; responsible for directing and controlling program operations and is accountable for the allocation of resources and program results; establish and implement short and long-range organizational goals and objectives; represents the university to internal and external constituents; supervise the delivery and evaluation of program services to ensure progress and compliance in the area of student retention and graduation of program participants; support the Division of Student Affairs and the University strategic plan; utilize working knowledge of policies, principles and procedures of federal regulations outlined in the SSS TRiO grant under the U.S. Department of Education. The successful candidate will provide and execute the vision to address changing social, educational, demographic and financial issues that impact service delivery to students.

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. One (1) or more years of experience leading or directing the work of others. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Advance degree in Counseling Psychology, Education, Student Affairs, Comparative Ethnic Studies or related field.
Prior experience with TRiO programs or like programs.
Prior experience with grant writing.
Working knowledge of student development theory, implementation, and practice.
Working knowledge of first-generation and low-income student needs and retention initiatives.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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