Position Title:

Manager, TRIO, Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Job Description:

POSITION: Manager, TRIO, Educational Talent Search (ETS)
STATUS:tFull-Time Grant-funded
DEPARTMENT: Center for Multicultural Access and Success
DIVISION: Student Development
UNION: Non-Union
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Center for Multicultural Student Access and Success
PLACEMENT: Professional, grade S09
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $56,827 Annually/ Commensurate with experience

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Reporting to the Senior Director of the Center for Multicultural Access and Success, the Manager provides the day-to-day administration of TRIO Educational Talent Search, which includes oversight of the services that support student success. Provides operational support to Joliet Central High School, which includes supervision, training, and support to staff and faculty responsible for delivering high quality tutoring to eligible students. This position requires working collaboratively with target high school(s), local colleges and universities, community agencies, employers and governmental entities and maintaining high-level contacts. The Manager gathers, assess, and strategically reports data that indicates student engagement, learning, and overall development. Assumes the Senior Director's role in the Senior Director’s absence and assists in the development and achievement of goals and objectives of the TRIO Talent Search Program and is responsible for developing and coordinating student academic/instructional components for the program, as well as overseeing and supervising all Talent Search activities in target school(s).

1. Assist in coordinating the Educational Talent Search program, this includes supporting the management of these services at JJC and Joliet Central High School.
2. Perform the selection, training, direct supervision, scheduling and evaluation of all ETS staff, including Office Assistant and Educational Outreach Specialist.
3. Support the management of allocated budget and associated resources assigned to meet the various needs of the ETS students; contribute to budget planning that meet the immediate and long-term goals.
4. Oversee active caseload and provide educational advising to all eligible students, supporting their ability to develop an educational development plan/map that meets their identified educational and career goals, as well as support their motivation to persist.
5. Adhere to all policies and procedures related to TRIO established by the U.S. Department of Education and JJC. Document all educational advising interactions on appropriate forms. Provide information and generate reports as requested, utilizing appropriate technologies in all areas reflective of advising and administrative best practices.
6. Maintain Quality Assurance as it pertains to federal program compliance through a regular internal audit.
7. Assist Sr. Director with developing an annual budget, completion of Federal, State, institutional reporting, performance reviews and audits.
8. Collaborate with all internal and external stakeholders per established guidelines, to determine when students need to be referred to appropriate college resources for further educational planning, advising, and support.
9. Represents the college as a speaker, presenter, or in similar capacities in middle/high schools, service clubs, community events, and other activities of a similar nature.
10. Supervise the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities related to the postsecondary application process, the financial-aid application process, career exploration, and other topics.
11. Supervise the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities related to the assessment of participants needs, monitoring of participant academic performance, and delivery of tutoring services.
12. Prepare reports of accomplishments and concerns (monthly and annually); contribute to the development and communication of annual and long-range goals; actively participate in Student Development priorities, college goals and objectives.
13. Regularly attend and participate in workshops, seminars, and professional conferences.
14. Perform related duties as assigned.

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with course work in Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Guidance service related disciplines.
2. Three (3) years of TRIO (or similar program/grant) experience, knowledge with Department of Education Title IV programs and regulatory guidelines.
3. Two (2) years of supervisory and training experience.
4. Excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
5. Ability to work extended evening and weekend hours at peak times of the year.


1. Master’s Degree in related field.
2. Experience with Colleague, Workday, and Navigate systems or other systems related to TRIO data management systems.
3. Experience in a high school and college setting.

1. Normal office physical demands.
2. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.
3. Ability to travel in state and nationally.

1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

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