Academic Coordinator, TRiO

Community College of Philadelphia

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Position Title
Academic Coordinator, TRiO

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General Description
The Academic Coordinator – TRIO Student Support Services is primarily responsible for the coordination and implementation of academic support services within the College’s TRIO program. This position assists the Project Director in developing, implementing and monitoring strategies to improve student’s academic performance and ensure the achievement of program goals and objectives.

TRiO Student Support Services is a grant funded program offering comprehensive services to low-income, first generation college students and students with disabilities. Resources are provided to support students’ graduation and/or transfer from the College to four-year colleges and universities to receive a baccalaureate degree. The TRiO SSS mission ensures this outcome by increasing retention and graduation rates that facilitate this goal.


College Intro
Success starts at Community College of Philadelphia. Innovators and difference makers work at Community College of Philadelphia. Diversity thrives at Community College of Philadelphia. We are a college that is committed to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff. We challenge each other and ourselves to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College and the betterment of Philadelphia. We value and support an intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us and become a part of a community that has long been and will continue to be generators of generational chance in this city and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Assist the Project Director in the development and implementation of program activities.

  • Develop, implement and monitor strategies to improve student academic performance.

  • Coordinate academic support services that will improve program outcomes.

  • Coordinate individual and group academic support for Student Support Services students and maintain records required by grant funding source.

  • Collaborate with instructors, College staff and students in support of program goals.

  • Provide coordination and facilitation of advising and counseling support, orientation, student workshops, mentoring programs, and other co-curricular activities.

  • Provide information to the College community concerning program functioning and goals.

  • Prepare and maintain reports and documents concerning support services activities, student financial eligibility, financial aid support, grant aid support, etc.

  • Assist in the selection process for identifying program eligible student participants.

  • Deliver quality customer service to both internal and external constituents in a professional, helpful and courteous manner.

  • Maintain strictest standards of conduct and confidentiality regarding student records in compliance with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended), Veteran’s Administration, Title IV, PA Act 48, 114 and 335.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Higher Education Administration, or related field is required. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience working directly with underrepresented youth in a student support program required.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel required.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and students in all divisions of the College required.

  • An understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Previous experience in a TRIO program preferred.

  • PowerPoint is preferred.

  • Proficiency using Banner is preferred.

Work Location
Main Campus

Benefits Summary
“Success Starts Here” at Community College of Philadelphia. We recognize that our success as a college and the success of our students starts with our employees. Our employees are vital to our success. Our total compensation package includes a comprehensive offer of benefits that are unrivaled by most.

Full-time faculty and staff benefits include:

  • College-paid medical, dental, drug, life and disability insurance

  • Tuition remission (for classes at the college)

  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)

  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution with employee contribution 5%

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Paid vacation, holiday and personal time

  • Partial remote work schedule for remote work eligible positions

Additional College benefits:

  • Winter break: 1 week around the third week in December and New Years

  • Spring Break: 1 week in March

  • Summer Hours: 4-day work week (closed on Fridays) from the 2nd week in May through the 3rd week in August

For More information about the College benefits and eligibility based on employee class, please visit:

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Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested persons should complete an online application
Cover letter of interest and resume REQUIRED
  • Names and contact information of 3 professional references OPTIONAL

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Community College of Philadelphia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you hear about Community College of Philadelphia?
    • LinkedIn
    • The Chronicle
    • Veterans Job Fair
    • Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair
    • AL DIA - Diversity Career Fair
    • Community College of Philadelphia Website
    • Other
  • If your answer to the above question is Other, please note the source below. If this question does not apply to you, enter N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • No Response
    • High School/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
    • Other
  • Do you have a minimum of two (2) years experience working directly with underrepresented youth in a student support program?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you have prior experience working with Banner or equivalent student information system?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  • Resume
Optional Documents
  • References
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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