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SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE TRIO Student Support Services Director in PABLO, Montana

General Summary: The Director of the TRIO Student Support Services Program {SSS) is primarily responsible for the overall supervision, coordination, implementation, continuous review, and analysis of the TRIO SSS grant and prepare for and submit future grant applications. The Director provides academic leadership and works closely with Enrollment Management and Student Affairs staff, Vice President Academic Affairs, and Faculty. The Director must also be familiar with the problems encountered by students in rural areas, as well as the socioeconomic challenges, transportation issues, and diversity-related needs of Native American people.Leadership responsibilities and grant management oversight includes the obligation to ensure that any and all performance and grant related reports are filed accurately, in a timely manner and facilitate continued Department of Education funding to SKC.The Director ensures that students receive all services as stated in the TRIO SSS grant, including but not limited to individual career planning, financial literacy training, success coaching, and other support services.Incumbent remains informed of all SKC student policies and all other policy matters in an effort to educate and mentor SSS employees on SKC policies to promote understanding. Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree (Masters Preferred) from an accredited college or university in educational administration, counseling, psychology, sociology, or a related field. At least four years' experience designing, managing, or implementing Student Support Services, other TRIO programs, or other similar educational programs for adults. Knowledge of post-secondary institutions, financial aid and student advising skills.Two years? experience in post-secondary education, especially community college experience (desired); Must possess knowledge of and sensitivity to of issues in Indian Education with experience working with Native Americans in an education setting. Must have verified experience working with rural, low income, First Generation College, or disabled students. Collaborate with other SKC Departments to facilitate achievement of grant goals, including Career Services, Student Success, and Financial Aid. Skills and experience in maintaining student records, hosting student workshops, coordinating with other college or related programs, supervising employees, and managing a budget.Extensive verbal and written communications communication, organizational, and grant management skills with two years demonstrated experience working with and for grant-funded programs and processes. Excellent organizational skills, including technical, clerical skills, and computer skills - preferably fluency in the Student Access database systems for record keeping. Proven competencies with computers, preferably with Networks and Teleconferencing, Internet, E-mail, and Microsoft Office expertise.

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