Supervisor: Associate Director for the St. Thomas Aquinas Program
Grade Level: Exempt
General Purpose: The Coordinator of the TRiO Program will coordinate and provide services for TRiO students to meet the goals and objectives of the Department of Education approved grant. The coordinator will be responsible for creating and maintaining a relationship that promotes TRiO student satisfaction, retention, persistence and graduation
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate groups for TRiO students on topics including, but not limited to, academics, financial aid, Lion's Den, time management, career counseling, stress management, campus activities, and study skills.
Academic advisor for undeclared TRiO students.
Prepare and complete federal reporting requirements that include proposal writing, periodic performance reports and annual budget negotiation.
Manage the program to be in fiscal and programmatic compliance with the grant and with federal policies and procedures, coordinate with Molloy's Senior Grant writer and other TRiO program team members.
Provide directed outreach to TRiO students who exhibit cause for concern. Meet individually with TRiO students as needed.
Create and implement advisement training tools.
Continually assess and evaluate programmatic functionality and implementation of program support services.
Mainatain knowledge of federal grant requirements including allowable costs, federal funding regulations, grant proposal procedures and reporting regulations.
Work closely with all Enrollment Management offices to recruit TRiO students.
Discuss the TRiO program with prospective TRiO students and their parents. Determine eligibility for services.
Manage TRiO budget.
Conduct initial assessment and intake of all TRiO students.
Maintain electronic files on the TRiO students, including, admission and financial aid documents and counseling records.
Establish and maintain relationship with various departments on campus to ensure required services are provided to TRiO students.
Assist in the development of positive student/faculty relationship within the Molloy Community.
Collaborate with the Student Solution Center Counselor and the St. Thomas Aquinas Program Counselor in the development of programs, workshops and training for students.
Coordinate and supervise the TRiO Program Peer Mentor Program.
Provide the Director of Student Retention with annual retention and attrition reports for TRiO Program students.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director for the St. Thomas Aquinas Program.
Attend any scheduled meetings in addition to Freshman Orientation, Accepted Student's Day, Open House - both spring semester and fall, as well as other Admissions events when deemed necessary
Participate in pertinent webinars and workshops
Join and participate in local and national professional organizations
Work extended hours for registration and orientation events
Desired Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree required in Counseling, Higher Education, Social Sciences or a related field.
Previous experience managing state and/or federal grants
Minimum of 5 year's experience advising college students with a diverse background
Experience working with first generation students
Strong group facilitation skills
Knowledge of Federal and State Financial Aid Regulations
Superb people skills, with an upbeat energetic personality
The ability to multi-task and provide quick and efficient communication
Applicant should have the ability to work independently and be a self-starter
Expertise in working with Microsoft Office and Excel
Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service and community, is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person. Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership.