Position title
Project Director, TRiO Student Support Services


Community College of Denver is seeking individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment.  CCD values the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, instructors and staff of diverse backgrounds.


The TRIO Student Support Services Program is a federally funded program that provides academic and personal counseling, career advisement, tutoring, mentoring, and a wide range of activities geared toward the educational enhancement, cultural enrichment, and retention of approximately 261 first-generation, low-income students per year at the Community College of Denver.


The Project Director (PD) reports to the Associate Dean of Student Success and oversees the daily functions of the Student Support Services (SSS) program. The PD is responsible for overseeing the development, administration, and implementation of the program, including supervision and oversight of professional staff, budget management, project evaluation, relations with the Department of Education and all other administrative functions associated with the program.


The PD is also responsible for programmatic and counseling support to meet the program's goals and retention objectives. This includes but is not limited to comprehensive provision of appropriate assessment, evaluation, and counseling services to diverse population of program students, development of student profiles, assisting in the development of the mentoring program and working closely with key program staff, college staff and ancillary departments.


The PD is federally funded and commits 100% of time to the program.


Duties and Responsibilities


Under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Student Success, the Project Director (PD) will ensure the program is properly administered, evaluated, and will also facilitate the sharing of knowledge and effective coordination with the admissions, registration, and records offices, learning services, technology, and other campus resources.

Grant Oversight

The PD oversees all administrative aspects of the SSS Program to ensure the SSS program is in full compliance with the Higher Education Act, all amendments, and all applicable federal regulations, including EDGAR and OMB circulars. The incumbent develops proposals and prepares all reporting regarding utilization of the grant for the Department of Education (ED), other stakeholders, and ensures the program is meeting all expectations as outlined by the ED and approved grant proposal. The PD communicates with the ED program officer to maintain close working relationships related to the grant and is responsible for gathering all necessary data for the proposal, as well as, submitting the proposal as required by the ED, Federal TRIO Programs. A student database is maintained to ensure accurate participant tracking. The position provides long-range strategic planning and implementation designed to optimize services for participants.




The PD hires and supervises professional, hourly, and student staff members and is responsible for developing individual performance goals, setting expectations, and providing supervision of professional staff. The position is also responsible for planning and coordinating professional development opportunities for professional staff members. The PD provides leadership on articulating a vision for SSS and quality customer service philosophy.


Budget Oversight


The PD effectively administers the budget and maintains fiscal records, including monitoring expenditures to ensure they adhere to SSS program goals and objectives. The individual oversees the award of Supplemental Grant Funds to eligible participants and ensures funds are spent according to the Federal Guidelines outline by EDGAR and the OMB circular.


Services for Students


The PD promotes an environment in the program, which encourages the retention and success of students. The position is responsible selection of project participants, which includes supervising and ensuring maintenance of an effective system of admission, monitoring of academic progress and service records on participants in accordance with federal regulations and meets miscellaneous advising and student support needs. In addition, programming is available to assist participants with securing financial aid, developing financial literacy, building academic success skills, and transferring and applying to four- year colleges. Individual services such as advising, counseling, or tutoring, consistent with the SSS program requirements are provided to participants. The position oversees services for SSS participants, including tutoring, course advisement, financial aid and graduate program enrollment counseling, academic counseling, early assistance programming, mid-term check ins, and career services.


Communication with various on and off campus constituents


Coordinates with institutional administrators, faculty, and staff on programmatic needs and procedures and works cooperatively with other departments including Admissions, and Records and Financial Aid, to meet the needs of SSS. The PD disseminates information about the services provided by SSS to the College, making presentations on SSS, and planning functions to promote the program. The position also assists with other college initiatives related to the SSS program.

Perform additional duties as assigned.

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Job Location
855 Lawrence Parkway, Denver, CO, 80204
Job Type
Employment Type
$65,000.00-$71,500.00 Per year
Date posted
June 6, 2023
Valid through
August 4, 2023
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