GOGEBIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE ē E 4946 Jackson Road Ironwood MI 49938 ē P: 800.682.5910   

Staff Employment

DIRECTOR OF TRIO PROGRAM AND DISABILITY SERVICES

The Director of TRIO Program and Disability Services administers and supervises the federal Student Support Services TRIO grantís programmatic, personnel and budget functions. This position serves as an academic advisor and coordinates disability services. The incumbent in this job is expected to assist the College in achieving its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectation for all employees. The Director of TRIO Program and Disability Services reports to the Dean of Students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the federal Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO grant budget, monitors grant expenditures and disbursements in accordance with program objectives, as well as federal, state, and institutional policies.
  • Maintains current knowledge base of SSS and disability services legislation, including regular attendance at national and regional conferences.
  • Generates timely financial reports and statements, and completes annual program reports in compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates grant staff.
  • Conducts day to day administration and management of SSS TRIO Program which provides support services to students meeting the federal requirements of first generation status, qualifying taxable income, and students with disabilities, including directly recruiting and selecting program participants.
  • Develops, implements, supervises, and evaluates events and activities in accordance with program goals and objectives, to enhance participantsí academic skills, increase retention, graduation and transfer rates, and facilitate participantsí entrance into baccalaureate institutions.
  • Creates, instructs, and monitors effectiveness of SSS course.
  • Develops, supervises and maintains an efficient system of admission, monitoring of academic progress and service records on participants in accordance with federal regulations.
  • Serves as a primary advisor for SSS participants, meets with SSS participants to keep current on academic needs and progress.
  • Supervises the role of all consultants and external evaluators of the grant.
  • Serves as liaison with governmental offices and campus units connected with the program.
  • Serves on a variety of committees associated with the SSS program and its participants.
  • Prepares continuation grant applications, necessary rewrites and program modifications.
  • Disseminates information about SSS services provided by the college in conjunction with GCCís marketing plan, and regularly explores new dissemination opportunities.
  • Manages and updates SSS website.
  • Serves as a general student advisor.
  • Collects and maintains disability services documentation, determines services, and maintains files for all students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of SSS programs.
  • Characteristics and needs of SSS student population.
  • Grant applications and administration.
  • Applicable laws and regulations pertaining to SSS program and disability services.
  • TRIO rules and procedures.
  • Budgeting, record keeping and report writing.
  • College operations.
  • Academic advising.
  • Community college philosophy and mission.
  • Collegiate disability services.

Abilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in SSS programs.
  • Work with diverse populations.
  • Develop and maintain budgets, keep records, write reports.
  • Research, interpret, and integrate knowledge into operating the SSS program.
  • Ensure adherence to grant rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Operate a PC and related software.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other people.

Education and Experience Required

  • Masterís degree required. Degree in Educational Administration, Student Personnel Services, Psychology, or Research preferred.

Education and Experience Preferred

  • Two years experience in grant management, preferably in TRIO programs, SSS preferred.
  • Three years of experience in higher education administration, working with disadvantaged students.

This full-time, non affiliated position is 75% grant funded and 25% institutionally funded position and will be funded until August 31, 2015. This is currently year five of a five-year grant cycle. An application for a five-year renewal grant was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. Continuation of this position is dependent on a successful grant proposal. We have had two consecutive renewals of our original grant from 2001.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position involves occasional day and overnight travel with and without students

.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until March 2, 2015.

Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing:

  • a letter of interest
  • a detailed resume
  • three references that include current contact information
  • GCC Application for Employment
  • unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)
  • other relevant material to:

Human Resources Attn: Ashley Paquette
Gogebic Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 932-4231 ext. 324
ashleyp@gogebic.edu

TRANSFER COORDINATOR/ASSISTANT REGISTRAR

The Transfer Coordinator/Assistant Registrar is responsible for coordinating the transfer process for students transferring into and out of Gogebic Community College. This position performs transfer course equivalencies, reviews program guides, and is the collegeís key contact for transfer and articulation agreements. Also, this position serves as a Student Services mentor/advisor, the Veteranís Certifying Official, and maintains the computerized Advising Module. The Transfer Coordinator/Assistant Registrar reports to the Dean of Students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review program guides for colleges and universities that have transfer agreements with Gogebic Community College.
  • Coordinate and implement formal articulation agreements with intermediate school districts, colleges, and universities.
  • Work with transfer offices at colleges and universities on course equivalencies.
  • Advise students who are transferring to colleges and universities.
  • Act as a Student Services mentor, which includes academic advising.
  • Serve on the Curriculum Committee.
  • Act as the contact person at Gogebic for students who have transferred and are encountering difficulties with transferring.
  • Collect and disseminate transfer information to academic advisors.
  • Evaluate incoming transcripts, as well as requests for prior work experience learning.
  • Manage the Michigan Transfer Agreement process.
  • Collaborate with Gogebic faculty members who are developing new courses to ensure transferability to colleges and universities.
  • Perform public presentations at high schools and various recruiting events such as college and career fairs.
  • Maintain transfer information on the college website.
  • Act as the Veteranís Certifying Official.
  • Assist with the degree audit function.
  • Maintain the Jenzabar advising module.

Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, experience with presentations.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with various constituencies.
  • Excellent computer skills; this position requires a high degree of proficiency with Jenzabar; will train qualified applicant on this specific software.
  • Work independently with an excellent level of accuracy and detail.
  • Multi-task many functions.
  • Use good, independent judgment in handling sensitive and difficult situations.

Other:

  • Participate in campus activities related to student success and retention.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Experience in college student services, performing related tasks in a college setting preferred.

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelorís degree, Masterís preferred.
  • Valid driverís license.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use a computer; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds frequently. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. This position requires some day travel and some overnight travel. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position does require some evening hours.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing:

  • a letter of interest
  • a detailed resume
  • three references that include current contact information
  • GCC Application for Employment
  • unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)
  • other relevant material to:

Human Resources Attn: Ashley Paquette
Gogebic Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 932-4231 ext. 324
ashleyp@gogebic.edu

GCC Application for Employment.


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