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TRIO Talent Search/SSS Program Admin. Assist.

Dodge City Community College
Dodge City, KS
  • Expired: February 14, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.

Under the supervision of the TRIO Student Support Services/Talent Search Programs Director, the TRIO Student Support Services/Talent Search Program Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the TRIO Programs staff with clerical and office support in reference to all facets of the TRIO Student Support Services/Talent Search Programs. This position serves at 50% to the TRIO Student Support Services Program and 50% to the Talent Search Program.

Dodge City Community College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, ancestry or national origin.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • To understand and commit to the Mission of the College ~ To provide a student-centered learning environment where students can achieve their educational, personal, and career goals.
  • Outreaches, identifies and selects eligible TRIO Student Support Services and Talent Search Program participants.
  • Informs target schools' students, faculty/teachers, counselors, and support staff of the TRIO SSS and TRIO TS Programs goals and purposes.
  • Assesses the academic, career, and personal needs of program participants.
  • Manages program correspondence, recordkeeping, report preparation, notetaking, and processes required for documentation of services to be included in the Annual Performance Report (APR), such as tutoring, advising, financial literacy, and financial aid application assistance (Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA).
  • Processes TRIO SSS and TRIO Talent Search Program applications to determine eligibility for program participation.
  • Maintains the program participant database, contact lists, spreadsheets; and reconciles records.
  • Assist with budget tracking, along with maintenance of the general budget worksheet ledger.
  • Maintains a welcoming atmosphere in the TRIO SSS and TRIO Talent Search Program Office; greeting students and office visitors, as well as provide immediate assistance, when needed.
  • Provides students with advice and assistance to encourage persistence, retention and success (graduation and/or transfer) to four-year institutions.
  • Provides referrals to other services when appropriate so as not to duplicate or supplant other partner schools' resources and services.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

The above job description supersedes all previous descriptions. This description is intended to be a tool to describe the primary purpose of the job and the Essential Functions and Responsibilities. The job description may not be inclusive of all duties and job responsibilities. Administration has the right to add to or change the job responsibilities to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods at any time.

Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to use interpretive judgment within generally prescribed standards and procedures.
  • Ability to work respectfully with students, staff and members of the community.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Experience with technology, including computers, data entry, faxes, printers, copiers, and word processing skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • Must maintain a valid Kansas driver's license.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse populations including traditional and non-traditional students.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate's Degree
  • Familiar with or from a background similar to TRIO Programs participants.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Limited to supervision and mentoring of the TRIO SSS and TRIO Talent Search Programs Student Employees and Part-time Employees.

Physical Requirements: (With or without assistance)
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to move freely around the campus and community
  • Ability to negotiate stairs
  • Ability to hear in a conversational voice at a distance of 10 feet and on the telephone
  • Ability to speak clearly
  • Ability to lift up to 30+ pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, etc. as required to perform responsibilities.
  • Ability to drive vehicle.
  • Dexterity required to performing keyboard functions

Building Assignment
  • Learning Resource Center

Dodge City Community College


Dodge City, KS
67801 USA