ABOUTTHEPOSITION This position is responsible for the leadership of the Student Support Services (SSS) program, a TRIO program funded through the US Department of Education. This position directs the day-to-day operations and budget of the TRIO program and is responsible for compliance with Federal and State regulations.
The Director leads the administration of the Student Support Services program ensuring compliance with all federal funding rules, college policies, and Minnesota State policies and procedures. The Director recruits and supervises professional staff and provides leadership for student programming. The Director is responsible for the budget design, expenditure of program funds, and serving as liaison with the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of Normandale Community College. The Director also serves as TRIOSSS Coach for a small group of assigned students, helping to ensure their academic progress and skill development. The Director facilitates and oversees more than a dozen events and programs on campus, including occasional field trips for SSS participants. The Director may co-teach a one-credit course, NCC 1000, Paths to College Success, as needed.
The program serves approximately 150 participant students at Normandale Community College. Eligible students include low-income students, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. The program develops skills and increases motivation among participants to maintain good academic standing, persist, and complete post-secondary education. All coordination, leadership and direction of each aspect of the program are the responsibility of the Director of TRIOSSS.
The following qualifications are required to move forward your candidacy; as such, ensure your application contains descriptions of your work experience sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in each of the following:
Master's degree in Education, Student Affairs, Psychology, Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation, or related field
3 years of professional experience with TRIO or a similar youth development program
3 years of work experience in higher education
An additional 2 years of professional TRIO experience may substitute for a Master's degree for individuals with a Bachelor's degree in a related field and who meet all other requirements
Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) that will be interviewed for
The ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals in a diverse higher education community
Exceptional communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Experience working with MS Office products and specialized databases
Ability to analyze, interpret and report data, while maintaining confidentiality
3 years of experience leading a team or supervising others
2 years of experience managing a budget
Record of success in working with diverse student populations
Experience working in a liaison role with state or federal programs
Experience working in a collective bargaining environment
Experience speaking in front of groups
The College regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, must be available to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. An offer for this position may be contingent upon the completion of a background check.
WHYNORMANDALE Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, annually serving almost 15,000 students from a diverse set of backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. We offer opportunities for individuals to grow, learn, and advance their careers while working for an organization that is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable space for students and employees to learn. We are passionately committed to achieving racial equity in student outcomes and in advancing cultural competency in the classroom and services provided.
As an agency of the State of Minnesota, Normandale Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical, dental, vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; generous vacation and sick leave as well as 11 paid holidays each year; employer paid life insurance; pre-tax flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; and tax-deferred compensation plans. Additional benefits include tuition waivers for yourself and eligible dependents once certain criteria are met, relocation reimbursement up to $1,000 and many professional development opportunities.
This position is also part of Middle Management Association, which outlines many additional benefits provided. Certain relocation benefits are available for this position.
For information on benefits, visit SEGIP's website SEGIP.
Normandale Community College is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, which is in the southwest metropolitan region of Minneapolis/St. Paul (Twin Cities) and one of the fastest growing areas in the state. With a population of over 3.5 million, the Twin Cities is home to a variety of cultural communities and features vast arts and entertainment, athletic and family activities, a growing economy, and exceptional public schools and healthcare systems.Founded in 1968, Normandale Community College serves a student population of approximately 15,000 students annually and offers over 50 Associate degree programs.. Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. To learn more about our strategic vision, visit http://www.normandale.edu/Normandale2020.