Under general supervision this position oversees support services provided to low-income first-generation students according to Student Support Services (SSS) grant stipulations for retention and graduation purposes. The position reports to the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.
Typically, a Master's degree in Social Sciences, Education, Educational Administration, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling or related field. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of University and federal regulation/policy changes.
A minimum five years' experience working with students from low-income, first-generation backgrounds and students with disabilities in higher education is desired. Accompanied with minimum two years' experience designing comprehensive programs that include courses, activities, workshops, tutoring, student monitoring, or other services that promotes retention of Student Support Services eligible students at the postsecondary level.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing procedures for delivery of services, data collection, program evaluation or similar procedures that enhance program effectiveness and promote student retention in Student Support Services or similar programs at the postsecondary level is desired.
Prior Student Support Services TRIO Program Director experience or other TRIO Director experience is highly recommended.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral), including ability to articulate the mission of the program to students, faculty, parents/families, and alumni.
Ability to work closely with faculty, staff, students, administrators, parents/families, and alumni. Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledge of relevant systems.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.