The University of Iowa’s Chief Diversity Office is seeking a qualified candidate for their Center for Diversity & Enrichment’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program. The position of Educational Support Services Coordinator/Manager (working title Project Director, SSS) reports directly to the Director of the Center for Diversity & Enrichment.
The project director ensures that all TRIO SSS program staff are: coordinating student support services to promote the educational development, success, and retention of the diverse population of students served by CDE, with a focus on the SSS program; coordinating the programs within SSS; counseling, advising, and advocating for students; designing, coordinating, and presenting informational and educational outreach programs and workshops for SSS students and other students and community members served by CDE; teaching an introductory college transition course designed specifically for TRIO SSS students; and educating campus and community on the needs of students. The project director will serve on appropriate University, community, and state committees and task force groups representing the interests and needs of students as assigned; act as the liaison for students to other university offices and community resources; and maintain an effective working relationship with all colleagues within the University of Iowa campus community.
While the selection criteria of the federally funded (Department of Education) TRIO SSS program require that all participants served by the program are first generation, low income, or a person with a verified disability, as a program within the Center for Diversity & Enrichment, our students hold many intersecting identities. For instance, of the current SSS student population, the majority are first generation, and approximately 87% identify as a racial/ethnic minority, with a large percentage (>45%) identifying as Latino/a.
There is an expectation that all staff will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationship with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency that represents the Center for Diversity & Enrichment’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.