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Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Position Deleted on 2/19/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Normal, IL
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
  • Admin - Academic Advising
Application Due:
Full Time

Heartland Community College seeks applicants for a full-time position to provide programmatic administration and leadership for the College's federally funded TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) project. This position is responsible for enrollment management, financial oversight, staff supervision, and community relations as well as ensuring overall compliance with grant policy for TRIO programs is met. Will collaborate with other College constituencies to create a campus environment that is conducive to the academic success of low income and first-generation students and students with disabilities.

Master's degree in a field relevant to effective practices in higher education student affairs, such as Educational Administration, Guidance and Counseling, Psychology, or similar discipline required. Other requirements include minimum of four years' work experience in administration of educational opportunity programs or minimum of three years' supervisory experience or progressively responsible administrative experience; minimum of three years' experience serving low income and first-generation students in academic advising, counseling, and support activities or at least five years' experience at the assistant director level or above in higher education; understanding/familiarity with federal program regulations; familiarity with academic and student services in higher education; and proven commitment to the needs of the TRIO target population.

Background similar to those of students served by TRIO, word processing and database application skills, and grant writing experience desired.


Since its founding in 1991, Heartland Community College has been dedicated to providing access to higher education and excellence in teaching and learning for residents of Central Illinois. The College has experienced considerable growth in the past two decades, with more than 5,600 credit students and approximately 20,000 community members engaged in a diverse range of continuing education offerings each year. The College places strong emphasis on student success as evidenced by its comprehensive student support initiative - Heartland GPS: Guided Path to Success.

Located in the vibrant, growing community of Bloomington-Normal, IL, the College's permanent main campus opened in 2000, making it one of the newest community college campuses in the country, and certainly the newest in Illinois. The College is equipped with leading classroom technology and incorporates sustainable designs and operations. Two extension centers broaden Heartland's support throughout the district.


The Bloomington-Normal community exemplifies Midwestern values and a remarkably high quality of life. The area is home to not only outstanding K-12 schools, top healthcare providers, and business/industry leaders, but also a variety of outstanding hotels, unique restaurants, and exciting leisure attractions. The area also has been recognized as one of the top ten "Techiest Cities in America, according to an article by, as well as one of the "100 Best Communities For Young People" by America's Promise Alliance. With a population of approximately 160,000, Bloomington-Normal has many ties to education. In addition to Heartland Community College, the area houses Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Lincoln College. Some highly recognized companies have headquarters in Bloomington-Normal, including State Farm Insurance Companies, Mitsubishi Motors of North America, Country Financial, and the world-famous Beer Nuts factory. The immediate area supports two major hospitals, a zoo, a baseball team, arena football team, hockey team, performing arts center, and a nationally recognized Shakespeare Festival.


Review of applications will begin February 18, 2013 and continue until position is filled. Position is contingent upon continued grant funding.

For consideration, please submit an HCC employment application, letter of application, and resume to address below.
Heartland Community College strategic goals affirm the value of diversity among students and employees. Heartland Community College is an equal opportunity employer.
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