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Program Assistant - TRIO
Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut
 
 
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Date Posted 06/21/2022
Category
Admin-Program Management
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Program Assistant - TRIO

Posted: June 10, 2022

Level: Community College Professional 14, 12-month, Special Appointment

Hours: Part-time, 25 hours per week

Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Monday, July 11, 2022

Location:

Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854
**This position is not remote**

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date: August 2022

Position Summary:

The Program Assistant performs a full range of operations and administrative tasks in support of the TRIO program and enrollment of students at a two-year Connecticut Community College which has open enrollment, and which offers degree and certificate programs in a broad range of liberal arts, transfer, occupational and career studies.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors’ degree in an appropriately related field and one (1) year of relevant experience; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Experience working in an inclusive environment for students, faculty, staff, and community partners by respecting and appreciating each person's background, race, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle, perspectives, or interests when supporting others
  • Experience overseeing budgets
  • Experience managing multiple intake systems to track students and spending
  • Experience with Canvas/Banner

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) or more years of related experience serving in an administrative capacity
  • Experience assisting students/people from diverse backgrounds and at-risk students
  • Experience with data entry including Excel Spreadsheets
  • Experience with Annual Performance Reporting
  • Experience providing administrative support to a Director and working in a team environment

Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Director TRIO/Student Support Services, the Program Assistant is responsible for these duties through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  • Oversees program budget, forecasting, maintenance, and records.
  • Manages data entry and assist TRIO program staff with preparation for and completion of Annual Performance Report (APR).
  • Maintain accurate and confidential student records, excel documents and files other administrative duties.
  • Assists in the recruitment, orientation, and coordination of in-coming program participants.

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

$26.85 approximate hourly* plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. Position may become permanent tenure track depending on funding, college needs and student enrollment. (*New hires to State employment start at minimum of salary range).

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion Ndagostino@commnet.edu

CSCC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F

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