Program Director TRiO

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Sep 2022


Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Program Director TRiO

Job Description

Under administrative direction, the Program Director TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is responsible for the management of two of ASU's TRIO SSS programs (Traditional and STEM focused) at the Downtown Campus, including planning, budgeting, training, supervising, and providing general leadership and vision to TRIO staff.

Job Family

Education Outreach



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$46,750 - $60,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Administers two federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Downtown grant programs, (Traditional and STEM focused) under the legislation and regulations set forth by the US Department of Education and ASU.
  • Develops and administers both SSS Programs as part of the TRIO Programs in Educational Outreach and Student Services.
  • Provides for goal setting and program evaluations and supports data collection for appropriate reports to the designated supervisor. 
  • Leverages institutional and community resources and efforts to enhance the TRIO ASU student experience.
  • Ensures effective and efficient use of personnel and resources in the administration of program activities and success of both SSS programs.
  • Manages, supervises, and provides for orientation and development of program staff.
  • Collaborates in the development and administration of the program budget.
  • Supervises the development and maintenance of academic and tutorial programs that appropriately addresses the needs of program participants.
  • Oversees the design and development of individually-tailored learning modules prepared by the program specialists.
  • Collaborates with SSS and TRIO Programs staff to develop curriculum, program outcomes and maintaining program procedures.
  • Maintains program database and ensures that information contained is accurate for completion of Department of Education Annual Performance Report and other data requests.
  • Develops criteria, in collaboration with other SSS programs, for the student selection process.
  • Works closely with grant writer and/or principal investigator for future SSS grant funding.
  • Corresponds with local and national TRIO programs, colleges, and other universities to support collective efforts for further services to students.
  • Participates in outreach opportunities to educate ASU community members about TRIO Programs.
  • Attends professional development opportunities, including national and regional focused TRIO leadership opportunities, to enhance program success.
  • Serves on University wide committees that enhance the TRIO SSS student experience.
  • All other duties as assigned.

: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM, to include some evenings and weekends. 

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Student Services, Education, or a directly related discipline AND three years progressively responsible experience in related discipline, which includes three years supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master's Degree in Higher Education, preferred.
  • Evidence of a Doctorate preferred or in progress.
  • Experience with TRIO, educational equity organizations and/or similar college preparatory programs
  • Experience with diverse populations particularly those from low-income family backgrounds and first-generation to attend postsecondary institutions
  • Experience working with college students
  • Experience teaching or developing curriculum
  • Experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the program's target population
  • Experience in planning, scheduling, and supervising the work of others

Working Environment

  • Communicates effectively 
  • Professionally represents department/program
  • Use computers effectively – including inputting, reviewing and retrieving information
  • Work collaboratively across various departments and campuses within the University
  • Ability to lift 25lbs

Department Statement

TRIO Programs are federally funded academic support programs designed to motivate, support, and develop students to increase post-secondary enrollment and completion. TRIO Programs serve as resource and voice for first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities. Within a learning environment which challenges students to grow personally and professionally, we nourish a sense of empowerment and strive to bridge the gap between the dream and reality of achieving a baccalaureate degree.

Educational Outreach and Student Services (EOSS) is committed to enrolling all qualified students at Arizona State University and assisting them in their academic success. EOSS provides a broad range of services and support to students and prospective students ranging from outreach efforts with K-12 schools, orientation programs for new freshman, bridge programs to assist the transition to a university environment, and a wide variety of services, programs and activities for enrolled students. EOSS has direct responsibility for multiple departments across four campuses, some of which include the Dean of Students, University Housing, Health Services, Counseling Services, Disability Resources, the Memorial Union, TRIO programs, Sun Devil Fitness, Student Government, Student Media, Career Services, Access ASU and others.

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Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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