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TRIO Site Coordinator - La Junta/Lamar

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$36,000.00 - $41,000.00
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Full Time
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The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federally-funded program at CSU-Pueblo with the primary purpose of assisting individuals who are low-income and/or potential first-generation college students in gaining access to higher education.   Employment is contingent upon grant renewal from the Department of Education and the successful meeting of grant objectives.


Description of Job

The individual in this grant-funded, in-person* position, is responsible for conducting the day-to-day operations of the TRIO EOC office currently located in La Junta/Lamar.  In-person support may also be required at the host institution’s other satellite offices.  Site coordinators are responsible for assisting clients, records management, supervision of work study employees and database management as relevant.  Site coordinators are also responsible for conducting in-person outreach to various area colleges and universities, community agencies, and high schools with the purpose of disseminating information about college and primarily identifying college ready first generation and low income participants for the program.  Routine travel within La Junta/Lamar and other locations within the program’s service area is required.  The La Junta/Lamar Site Coordinator is responsible for recruiting a minimum of 75 eligible participants per year, contact a minimum of 1 community organization monthly in order to identify potential EOC eligible participants.  This position is not eligible for alternative work arrangements (AWA) or remote work**. Work schedule is based upon programmatic needs, may require nights and weekends, or may change as needed.
*In-person refers to physical presence required
**Remote work may be required as directed by host institution or site location because of a national or state health crisis.  In this situation, the site coordinator will follow the mandates of their main site/campus.

Primary Duties

  • Provide in-person services to program participants including, providing information about college, and careers; assistance in applying for college admissions, student financial aid and scholarships; referrals to college readiness and GED programs and community agencies; other assistance as necessary to facilitate college enrollment and funding.
  • Perform client intakes, determine eligibility, select participants, assess services needed to achieve educational goals, and develop participant service plan.  
  • Enter information about participants and services provided into database and maintain hard copy files for all participants, ensuring participant records are complete and in order.  Completes monthly error checks and file audits.  Facilitate in completing the Annual Performance Report (APR).  
  • Plans and implements community outreach in assigned service area.  This includes individual and group meetings, representing the program at events, and conducting workshops for potential participants, parents and staff members of community organizations, secondary and postsecondary institutions.  
  • Manage day-to-day operations of satellite office.   This includes coordination with host institution, responding to inquiries, scheduling appointments and supervising any student employees.  
  • Tracking participant progress in completing critical tasks identified in the participant service plan, including enrollment of participants in postsecondary education.  
  • Provide zoom or phone services to participants unable to physically access site/campus for services.  Other duties as assigned.
  • Attend professional development conferences and training.  

 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of college admissions & financial aid processes
  • Knowledge of barriers encountered by first-generation and low-income students 
  •  Customer service experience with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office suite 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Behavior/Social Science, Education, Student Services or related discipline.
  • Two years of experience working directly with college admissions or financial aid 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and empathy with low-income and first-generation students and their parents
  • Familiarity with area community agencies and high schools
  • Experience marketing services to low-income individuals
  • Ability to speak Spanish 
  • Knowledge and experience with veterans educational benefits issues
  • Ability to utilize Zoom and other on-line communication platforms.

 Employment is contingent upon grant renewal from the Department of Education and the successful meeting of grant objectives. 

 Supplemental Information

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 

  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.

Applications submitted without the required attachments above or an application not completed in its entirety will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the job announcement closes at 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
 CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
 Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
 At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  •  About Pueblo, Colorado 
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
    It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or
     In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 
     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.

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