Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline received a distinguished Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013 and 2014. The college was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education s Best Colleges to Work For in 2010, 2013 and 2015.The Student Support and Retention Services Director is responsible for developing, implementing, supervising, evaluating, and continuously improving the Student Support Services, Achievers, and Passport to College program.The Director reports to the Dean for Student Support and Funding Services, and is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team. The Director is responsible for ensuring program compliance, and directing the activities and personnel of the Federal TRIO Student Support Services Program, Passport to College program.This is an exempt, full-time position.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Reporting directly to the Dean of Student Support and Funding, this position will: Manage and supervise all SSS, Passport and Achievers activities and services, including New Student Experience Seminar, Academic Tutoring, Academic Advising, Financial and Economic Advising, Career Counseling and Transfer Assistance, and other quarterly and annual activities; Represent the Program throughout the College and surrounding communities; Administer the Student Support Services (SSS), Achievers and Passport to College Program to accomplish Program goals and objectives; develop project proposals, reports and evaluations; Collect and review required data and submit the SSS Annual Performance Report. Interpret and implement US Department of Education grant regulations applicable to the program and ensure internal accountability, federal, state and college policies and procedures; Interview, select, train, supervise and evaluate program staff; Administer the recruitment and selection of program eligible participants under the program admissions process; Advise students in developing Student Success Plans to meet their academic and career goals, and design intervention strategies to increase academic success; Establish and oversee effective processes for data and information management to ensure timely and accurate reporting and confidentiality of participant records; Maintain accurate online and physical case files of each program participant; Prepare, oversee and maintain fiscal control of and accountability for the program budget; Maintain professional relationships with TRIO professionals and alumni; and participate on campus committees.Ability to: Ability to establish effective partnerships with staff, faculty and administrators in a higher education setting; Proven leadership building effective teams to accomplish program objectives, assess results and implement change; Competent with technology, Internet, database systems and programs; Excellent oral and written communication; Understanding of student development, financial aid programs, career planning, assessments, advising and retention activities ensuring student success; Demonstrated cultural competency skills and commitment to work effectively with diverse, multicultural, first-generation, low income and disabled students; Experience working with students who are academically under-prepared and have limited family and economic resources.Knowledge of: Knowledge of issues pertaining to students with disabilities, including ADA and related legislation; Knowledge of comprehensive recruitment and selection processes for selecting program eligible participants; Knowledge of Federal regulations and deadlines,
Master s Degree (required) in education administration, counseling, higher education leadership or related field; AND Seven years of experience in the design, management and implementation of a student support services program (TRIO) or other work experience directly related to SSS objectives; AND Experience in Student Services leadership position in Educational Support Programs, Multicultural Affairs, and academic enrichment programs; AND Experience in staff supervision, program development and student services leadership.Desired Qualifications: Experience maintaining a system of monitoring academic progress and student records; Grant-writing experience.
Your application must include the following attachments in order to be considered complete: Current Resume. Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) describing how your skills and abilities relate to this position. Diversity Response statement. CONDITION OF WORK: Must pass a National Criminal Background Check.Performs tasks that require physical ability including pushing, stretching and lifting;Able to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled with a priority closing date of June 21, 2019 at 4:00pm. Applications received by this date will receive first consideration. Please be aware that the College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.