Project Coordinator-TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program (Grant Funded)

Project Coordinator-TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program (Grant Funded)


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$50,790.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Closes: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Full Time

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications



  • Master’s degree from a nationally accredited institution in counseling, education, behavioral sciences, or a related field required.




  • Three years experience designing and implementing programs for disadvantaged students.
  • Successful experience leading and managing team members and evaluating program outcomes. 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience managing budgets and staff, tracking data, reporting systems and retention strategies.


  • Generally works in a traditional climate-controlled office environment and requires the ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Some walking, standing, and bending required, and the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds required.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours.  

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Review of applications will begin 2/28/22

Under the supervision of the Director of Student Success and Retention, the Project Coordinator will provide administrative leadership including planning, supervision, and coordination of the TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) project at Gaston College (GC). The Coordinator will be required to maintain good interpersonal relationships, work as a team member, take initiative, advise students, meet project objectives, and fulfill federal reporting requirements.  




  1. Under the supervision of the Director of Student Success and Retention, plan, train, supervise, and evaluate TRiO SSS project staff.
  2. Coordinate student recruitment, enrollment, meet grant objectives, and monitor procedures for the TRiO program.
  3. Prepare budgets, reports, news releases, and TRiO SSS newsletter.
  4. Work with and provide information to Program Specialist with the Department of Education.
  5. Act as liaison with GC faculty and staff, transfer institutions, and community agencies.
  6. Represent the project College-wide and in the community.
  7. Coordinate project activities with related College services.
  8. Develop and coordinate retention programs for TRiO students.
  9. Under the direction of the Director of Student Success and Retention, develop a cohesive persistence and retention plan; assess and evaluate TRiO retention strategies for effectiveness.
  10. Work with faculty to support them in efforts to include retention strategies in their instructional delivery methods.
  11. Maintain confidentiality regarding student affairs and administrative responsibilities as appropriate.
  12. Participate in professional development and College activities such as Late Registration, Graduation, and Open House as needed.
  13. Provide related data, reports, and information to internal departments and others when requested.
  14. Perform TRiO Advisor duties as needed.
  15. Anticipate, prevent, and resolve problems and conflicts under area of supervision.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener