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Director of TRIO Student Support Services for Students with Disabilities

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 4, 2023

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Director of TRIO Student Support Services for Students with Disabilities

St. Olaf College

Job no: 492430
Work type: Staff
Location: Northfield
Categories: Academic Affairs

St. Olaf College has an exciting opportunity for a Program Director to join our growing TRIO Community.

What You'll Do:
1 Leadership

  • Oversee the administration of St. Olaf's SSSD program, including acquiring and managing grants, develop student recruitment plan, maintaining student records, recruiting stakeholders to assist with New Student Orientation, and generally ensuring success and continuation of the program
  • Advise students on academic, personal, financial, and career issues using data- driven advising strategies to advance programmatic and institutional goals connected to retention, graduation, and good academic standing rates
  • Provide students information about educational opportunities, financial aid, career exploration, graduate school, motivation, and self-awareness through workshops and individual counseling/advising
  • Assess, document, and record students' interests, needs and goals, and develop meaningful and appropriate academic interventions and services to meet the requirements of the program and its participants
  • Complete federal reports on time and efficiently

2. Collaboration

  • Collaborate with campus partners including SSS, Student Life, Financial Aid, Admissions, Disability and Access, and faculty for program implementation
  • Administer the Supplemental Grant Aid in collaboration with Financial Aid Office
  • Support college initiatives to increase awareness and inclusion of students with disabilities including low-income students.

3. Supervision

  • Conduct annual reviews, monitor individual efforts, and create open-door policy to cultivate a team-based, responsive, innovative, service-oriented culture
  • Hire, train and supervise all SSSD staff including approve timecards and exempt leave reporting
  • Plan and lead staff meetings, team development sessions, retreats, participate on committees, collaborate with fellow directors on TRIO grants, write supplemental grants, and review budget and spending with Grants Accountant

4. Support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of
view to build a strong and inclusive community

5. Complete and meet deadlines for required training and performance management cycle

6. Perform other duties as assigned

Work Schedule:
Term: Year-round; position is grant funded, continuation of position is contingent upon renewal of funding.

Shift: The standard 40-hour work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; flexible work arrangements can be proposed and are subject to approval by HR and relevant supervisors; occasional evening or weekend hours; travel up to 10% of the work schedule which includes local (Twin Cities metro area) and national travel.

Who You Are:
Required Qualifications:
Education: Master's degree
Experience: 5+ years post secondary counseling or teaching experience with TRIO or similar program; experience advising first generation and/or low income students

Preferred Qualifications:
Education: Master's degree in counseling, education, or a related field.
Experience: Master's degree and 5+ years experience working with TRIO programs; personal background similar to that of students to be served; preference given to individuals from low-income, first generation students

Please review the full job description here:


Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee's health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee's children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here:

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.


A summary of the Flexible Work Policy:

A link to our DEI page:

A virtual campus tour:

An overview of Northfield:

An overview of the Twin Cities:


The college strongly recommends that incoming students and new employees complete the primary COVID vaccine series before beginning their studies or work on campus, and that all members of our campus community remain up to date with COVID vaccines, per CDC guidance


St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual's legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.


For Staff Application Assistance:

For Faculty Application Assistance:

Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057

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