Program Coordinator, TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program
Eastern Michigan University
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Internal Number: 15348
This position coordinates the TRiO SSS program at EMU, creating programing and curriculum to help retain and graduate first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and/or students with disabilities.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist Director, TRIO SSS Program, in the identification, recruitment, selection, assessment and retention of program student participants.
Advise program participants on academic, career, financial and graduate school preparation issues.
Develop and coordinate activities, events, TRiO SSS staff meetings, graduate campus visits, and professionalization workshops to inform and equip students with various socio-academic skills and encourage students degree completion.
Serve as the programs main point of contact for Housing and Residential Life to coordinate logistics pertaining to the Living and Learning Community (e.g., Early Move-In and Pre-Orientation) and for program student cohorts focusing on issues impacting their development and well-being.
Attend events and conferences on behalf of the program and for professional development and assist in student research to be presented at conferences.
Develop and maintain policies and procedures manuals for programs administered, as well as a database and record-keeping of program participants.
Foster and maintain a strong partnership with various constituents across campus to better serve students in the program.
Manage all registration, logistics and fiscal responsibilities as it relates to the program.
Draft and oversee communications pertaining to the program, including but not limited to press releases, reports and social media accounts.
Assist Director in the training, support and supervision of college work study students, student staff and graduate students, and interns.
Act in the Director's absence and perform related departmental duties as required.
Knowledge and skills in student development/learning concepts and techniques typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Guidance and Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field is required. Significant graduate study in any of these fields is preferred.
One year of teaching, counseling, advising, academic support and/or youth development work experience is required.
One year of administrative/office management experience is preferred, including supervision of undergraduate and graduate student employees.
Capability to plan and implement programs and projects is required.
Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills are required.
Experience working with TRIO programs and/or similar federal, grant-funded programs is preferred.
Experience working with retention and student success programs is preferred.
Experience working with youth from lower-income, first generation and diverse backgrounds is required.
Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs including, but not limited to, BLUMEN, Microsoft Office, utilizing Banner, and Business Objects (BOE) is preferred.
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.