The Northern Illinois University (NIU) Student Support Services Program is a federally funded grant program designed to support 140 NIU students who are from low-income families or are first generation college students. One of the goals of the program is to facilitate the retention of student participants, as well as admission into, and graduation from limited admissions, limited access and other targeted majors. The program provides these students with comprehensive academic, career, and financial literacy counseling services as well as cultural enrichment activities designed to enhance their persistence and graduation from NIU and help them to transition to graduate school or full-time employment. The Assistant Director under the supervision of the Executive Director is responsible for the day to day operations of the TRIO Student Support Services Program.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
Duties include but are not limited to:
small group retention coaching
developing and operationalizing student academic success plan(s)
documenting outcomes and conducting assessments assessment of the program, including collection of appropriate student participation and achievement data; and generating reports monthly, each semester and annually
supervision of SI Leaders and tutors
work in collaboration with the Executive Director to develop new and improve existing services based on program assessment;
Coordinate with selected academic units and other departments to enhance student services to SSS students; and
assisting the Director with Annual Performance Report (APR)
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
Master’s degree in education, student personnel services, counseling or related field adherent to the position
Three (3) years full-time professional work experience with high school or college students. which includes one (1) year as a program coordinator or administrator of a similar program.
Demonstrated experience and sensitivity in working with students from underserved populations.