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Montana Tech Director, TRIO Student Support Services in Butte, Montana

Director, TRIO Student Support Services

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Applications received by May 15, 2024 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.



  • Assume leadership for the organization, administration, and supervision of the SSS program.

  • Develop, execute, monitor, and evaluate SSS program objectives and federal compliance.

  • Establish, monitor, and administer budget.

  • Collect tracking data and write annual program reports.

  • Hold responsibility that all program participant files (both digital and hard copy) are in federal compliance.

  • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate all SSS program staff.

  • Assist in identifying, recruiting, and selecting student participants.

  • Assist in assessing and prescribing a plan of program services for each participant.

  • Provide counseling and academic advising support to SSS students to help them achieve their educational and personal

  • goals.

  • Provide professional support and assistance in college-wide activities related to student admission, financial aid,

  • academic advising, registration, orientation and guidance to meet program participant’s needs.

  • Establish procedures to maintain the student and administrative record system.

  • Provide professional support and assistance in college-wide activities related to student admission, financial aid,

  • academic advising, registration, orientation and guidance to meet program participant’s needs.

  • Maintain and facilitate communication between SSS and campus departments.

  • Arrange and direct weekly SSS program management meetings.

    Required Qualifications:


  • Masters degree in education, communications, social work or related field.

  • Two years experience as a program administrator responsible for student oriented programs.

  • Experience using software for managing budgets, data collection, and report writing.

  • Experience with staff hiring, supervision, and evaluation.

  • Excellent supervisory, oral and written communication skills.

  • Understanding of Montana’s college opportunities, requirements, and procedures.

    Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with TRIO programs

  • Experience working with disadvantaged students in an academic setting.

  • Experience in writing and managing federal grants.

  • Background similar to that of participants.

    Physical Demands

  • Ability to chaperone student trips.

  • Willingness to work extended hours during peak event times, as well as, annual performance reporting and proposal writing seasons.

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.  

    Please include: 

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications,

  • Resume

  • Contact information for 3 professional references. 

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

    Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

    To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

    Employment (veteran's) preference form

    To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380;

    Why Work at Tech?

    Help meet the changing needs of society by providing a transformative student experience by helping develop leaders for tomorrow by advancing science, engineering and technology.

    In addition, Montana Tech offers an attractive benefits package* which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance with low deductibles and comprehensive coverage.

  • Generous employer contribution toward monthly health care benefits worth $6.08 per hour.

  • 5.9% retirement employer contribution for eligible employees

  • 11 Holidays per year

  • 3 weeks of Annual Leave to start

  • Generous sick leave policy that can be used for sick children, doctor and dentist appointments as well as bereavement.

  • 6 credits of coursework free per year (fees not included)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Reduced tuition for dependents after 4 months of employment for eligible employees

  • Employee Assistance and a Wellness Program

  • Optional Retirement Plan for eligible employees

  • Possible remote work days with supervisor approval and eligible positions.

    • Benefits are dependent on position type and terms and conditions of eligibility.

    Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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