Academic Coordinator for TRIO Student Support Services

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Paul Quinn College seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Academic Coordinator in our TRiO-Student Support Service Department. The Academic Coordinator’s primary role is to assist the Director with the overall implementation of the Student Support Service (SSS) Work Plan according to the grant contract approved by the U. S. Department of Education. Documentation of services and maintaining public relations are requirements of this position. Duties consist of managing the SSS Academic Component; planning and implementing special focus project workshops and/or seminars (study skills, counseling/advising, financial counseling); monitoring the progress of participants, and establishing SSS learning communities of study groups. This is a full-time, 12-month position with evenings required until 8 p.m. (certain times during the academic year flex scheduling is permitted).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Service Delivery

  • Recruit, identify and select required number of verified program participants
  • Assess students’ interests, needs, and goals and develop meaningful curriculum and services to meet the needs of program participants
  • Provide students with information about educational opportunities, financial aid/literacy, career exploration, motivation, and self-awareness through workshops, individual counseling, and classroom presentations
  • Facilitate completion of applications for post-secondary education, summer academic enrichment camps, financial aid, scholarships, etc.
  • Plan, organize and co-supervise student field trips, college visits, and cultural activities
  • With guidance and supervision, implement mentoring (with college students and/or alumni), tutoring, re-entry, parent outreach, and/or after school programming, advise/pre-enroll students for upcoming semesters as well as schedule regular counseling/advising sessions on an ongoing basis
  • Provide peer mentoring for program participants
  • Collaborate with Upward Bound to facilitate partnership with SSS in transitioning students entering Paul Quinn College
  • Participate in SSS staff meetings, team development sessions, campus faculty/staff meetings, and relevant committees; facilitate proactive communication among program staff
  • Maintain progress towards successful accomplishment of program objectives
  • Document and record students’ need for service, their potential for post-secondary education, and verification of their status as a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, income, and first-generation status
  • Maintain timely and accurate records including contact logs, case notes (include academic deficiencies), and files (to include individualized Success Plans)
  • Assist the Director with supervising student workers, mentors, and tutors
  • Provide information and referrals to program participants regarding community resources
  • Maintain liaison with professionals in the communities, mentors, and campus faculty/staff personnel
  • Establish and maintain relationships with post-secondary admissions personnel, TRiO professionals, TRiO alumni, and financial aid officers

REQUIRED Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in education, counseling, or a related area


  • 1-3 years’ experience working with low income/first-generation and disabled youth at the secondary or postsecondary level
  • Ability to establish rapport with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to establish rapport with campus personnel & community professionals
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with technology, Internet, software, etc.
  • Commitment to extensive record-keeping, documentation, and data management
  • Experience working with TRiO-eligible students, multicultural populations, or under-prepared students


Paul Quinn is the college, but Dallas is the campus. The college campus is 147 acres of rolling hills and plush trees. It is minutes away from downtown Dallas, a richly diverse city, offering a thriving culinary scene, a vibrant arts district, professional sports, and big-city shopping, dining, and nightlife.


* Current Enrollment 550 *

Women 55%

Men 45%

African American 79.00%

Hispanic/Latino 17.22%

Caucasian 2.36%

Nonresident alien 0.24%

Two or more races 0.94%

Unknown 0.24%


Paul Quinn College is a fully accredited institution.


Contact: Erica Marquez

Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Paul Quinn College