Director of Student Support Services (Grant Funded Program)

Director of Student Support Services (Grant Funded Program)


Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890
Phone: 252-536-2551

Job Location

Weldon, NC


Commensurate with experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Friday, November 19, 2021
Closes: Monday, December 6, 2021

Target Start Date

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Reports to

VP Student Services & Enrollment

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s in Counseling, Social Work, Education or related field. Experience with the design, implementation, coordination or management of services to at-risk individuals. Previous experience in TRIO programs or experience with similar programs is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in TRIO programs or experience with similar programs is preferred.

Position Description


Essential Functions:


This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential function below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.


Administrative Duties

  1. Prepare and submit all necessary U.S. Department of Education reports on time


  1. Direct the program throughout the project year


  1. Establish and maintain liaison with the U.S. Department of Education Program specialists


  1. Represent the Student Support Services program at all appropriate meetings both on and off campus


  1. Establish policies and procedures for staff and participants


  1. Establish, evaluate, and revise information and reporting systems


  1. Recruit, interview, train, supervise, and evaluate project staff


  1. Develop and manage program budgets
  2. Authorize expenditures of federal funds and monitor program budgets


  1. Conduct required and appropriate number and types of contacts/appointments to facilitate the successful performance, retention, and graduation of a designated caseload of participants and assists in same manner for all SSS students.


  1. Recruit program staff as vacancies occur


  1. Maintains communication with campus business office and other departments on campus


  1. Plan and direct SSS program advisory committee meetings


  1. Recruit and maintain a caseload of 50 project participants and provide them with services and activities as indicated on their individual service plans.  


  1.  Assist students with scheduling of classes 


  1. Oversee the printing, production, and distribution of SSS counseling and publicity materials


  1. Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for SSS program


  1. Formulate long range plans to ensure effectiveness and quality in meeting SSS program goals


  1. Track how many students utilize the services provided


  1. Assist with program recruitment including making presentations and discussing benefits of the program with students, parents, and Halifax Community College colleagues. 


  1. Assist with program application/interview packet completion


  1. Maintain and report out monthly accurate data related to program requirements including student participation, demographics and baseline information;


  1. Perform other duties outlined by the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management within the parameters of the U. S. Department of Education guidelines.


Professional Development

  1. Must maintain current knowledge of trends and new developments in federal TRIO (SSS) Programs


  1. Must complete TRIO (SSS) training workshops annually


  1. Must receive required hours of professional development as indicated in the HCC Personnel Manual



  1. Serve on various College committees as assigned

Working Conditions

  1. Must be able to work in a college environment


  1. Must demonstrate interpersonal skills applicable to working with diverse groups of employees, students, and patrons


  1. Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
  2. Must provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers


  1. Attend national, state, and regional educational and professional conferences



How to Apply

MUST READ Special Instructions and Additional Information to Applicants:

All applications for this position must be submitted directly via our online application system at

Applications submitted through third party sites will not be accepted. Application packets for employment must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted. 

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state applications. "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application. Resumes, cover letters, and all transcripts listed on application must be uploaded with your application.  To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. 

Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. Persons eligible for Veteran's Preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

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